He said: “No disrespect to other managers but kudos to Brendan Rodgers. He has done a lot of work on me. I remember the Chelsea game when (Mason) Mount took the ball from me and scored? That day made me a better player. “The manager and the staff spoke to me. They made me understand what to do better and made me take it as a habit to do certain things. But he encouraged me to continue to play my game. “The fact that he trusts and tries to improve the players is one thing. It is very difficult for a manager to come in and then dedicate himself to improving players, getting regular one on one meetings with players to help them make improvements. read also:Ndidi blames Vardy, Schmeichel for ePremier League demolition “This is professional football, some teams won’t have that time for you to do all that. Everybody just focused on the business, they’re paying you for it and expect you to do the work. But Rodgers is different, very different.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth8 Shows You Didn’t Want To Watch At The End11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopWe’re Getting More Game Of Thrones: Enter House Of The Dragon!Insane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtTop 10 TV Characters Meant To Be IconicThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World ‘I am happy at Leicester City for now and nothing. We are doing well and I am enjoying myself here,” he said. “I still have a contract with Leicester,’ he told ESPN. ‘I am learning and trying to improve myself every day and I am doing okay here so no need to go anywhere.” Ndidi, who joined the Foxes after their fairytale Premier League title-winning season to replace N’Golo Kante, has become one of the division’s best midfielders, and he gives the credit to Rodgers. Several clubs have been linked with the Nigeria international including Manchester United which also parade loanee striker, Odion Ighalo. “I am learning and trying to improve myself every day and I am doing OK here, so no need to go anywhere.”Advertisement Loading… Super Eagles midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi has pledged his future with Leicester City, saying he would continue to give his one hundred percent for the club for now.read more
Area Basketball ScoresTuesday (1-15)Boys ScoresOldenburg 59 Cincy Roger Bacon 42Rushville 52 Union County 49Bedford NL 75 Jennings County 56Girls ScoresEast Central 60 Lawrenceburg 27Jac-Cen-Del 49 Switz. County 47South Ripley 49 South Dearborn 31Greensburg 68 Hauser 33Edinburgh 61 South Decatur 57SW-Hanover 43 Rising Sun 26Waldron 45 Eastern Hancock 41SW-Shelby 61 Indy Herron 42Freshman BoysBatesville 47 Milan 43Batesville was led in scoring by Eli Pierson (27), Ian Powers (8), and Zach Wade (7).Rushville 38 Batesville 29Batesville was led in scoring by Eli Pierson (13) and Cooper Wilhelm (8).Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Sean Boyce.
Wednesday, attorneys for former Palm Beach Gardens police officer Nouman Raja appeared in court requesting the Judge to set a reasonable bond for their client’s release from prison pending an appeal.Last month, the Judge sentenced Raja to 25 years in prison for the deadly shooting of Corey Jones on Interstate 95 in 2015.Raja’s attorneys filed an intent to appeal his conviction, shortly after.The Judge addressed Jones’ family comment that if he releases Raja, he would be an accessory to the crime saying he was “taken aback by that.The Judge confirmed he would make his decision by Friday.
WITH the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) being ordered by their members to thoroughly investigate the reason behind the shift of a proposed 2014 World Cup Qualifier return match between Guyana and Mexico from the Guyana National Stadium at Providence to Houston Texas, how much money was made and the money owed to the players as a result of the move, former GFF president Franklin Wilson is asking: “Why investigate?” He is claiming that all the evidence is at the Dadanawa Street headquarters.Guyana were due to face Mexico at the Guyana National Stadium during their historic run at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifier. However, the GFF sold the hosting rights for the game, which was then hosted at the BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston, Texas, on October 12, 2012.The Golden Jaguars had lost 3-1 to Mexico at the Azteca and fans in Guyana were hoping to see the likes of Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez in action at Providence.Wilson, while welcoming and respecting the members’ right to have information surrounding the Guyana vs Mexico match played in Houston, Texas, USA, is adamant that all relevant information pertaining to that match is in the possession of the GFF.Wilson, in responding to the decision taken by the GFF members at the just concluded congress, based on a motion proposed and seconded by two Elite League clubs, believes that it is time for the matter to be concluded and if possible the requisite moneys owed to the players be paid, based on the affordability of the GFF.According to Wilson, it was not the desire of the-then GFF to just move the game but a number of factors resulted in such a decision. Some are meagre local funding, no funding from the-then Government, lack of resources to host the game, the fact that Guyana had already lost the opportunity to advance further in the competition as well as the necessity for the federation to supplement its income to meet expenses and indebtedness already incurred.Wilson noted that the contracts that were entered into with Sponsports, the letter from FIFA granting permission for the game to proceed as well as one from the US Soccer Federation giving approval for the game to be played in their jurisdiction were sent to then President Donald Ramotar and Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports, Dr Frank Anthony.“The GFF is also in possession of information on the sums actually received in cash. In addition, this information as well as documentation regarding the expenditure on the Men’s Senior National Football team during the period January to November 2012 was shared with the media at a press conference held at the GFF in December 2012,” Wilson stated.The former GFF president explained that “match fees and bonuses agreed between the players and the GFF have been paid to them (the players). What is outstanding to the players is the agreed amount of 12% of moneys accruing to the GFF after expenses.”Wilson is of the view that “there is no need to expend much needed dollars to unearth what transpired when the facts that can lead to closure on this issue are already accessible and in the possession of the GFF. Closure of this would be a plus for all and sundry and Guyana as a whole.”Wilson disclosed that he and the current GFF president would have had discussions on the matter before and he is urging that wisdom and good sense be allowed to prevail.Wayne Forde, the GFF president, had told reporters recently that “we now have the tools that we need to reach out to both FIFA and CONCACAF, for their support both in terms of their investigative capacity, and the necessary funding that will no doubt be required to undertake such an investigation”.Forde is of the opinion that Guyana’s football administrative problems need closure and that “we’re happy that one of our members brought this to the floor. Of course the Executive Committee from day one will pursue and now continue to pursue closure to this matter and I’m now happy that we now have a clear mandate from our membership to resolve this matter.”There’s no specific time-frame given to complete the investigation, which Forde promised to be independent, “but what was proposed is that something get going within 14 days, which I think we have no difficulty with.”read more
May 9, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Canada’s gymnastics federation laid off 70% of its staff this week. Associated Press ___The president of France Galop says horse racing will resume in France on Monday. Édouard de Rothschild tweeted that “the resumption of races is accepted” and thanked the French government for allowing it to go ahead.France is coming out of lockdown on Monday amid the coronavirus epidemic, with the nation confined since March 17.Races will be held at the famed Longchamp Racecourse in western Paris, which hosts the prestigious Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe in the first weekend of October, and at Compiègne in northern France. ___Watford chairman Scott Duxbury says at least six of the 20 English Premier League clubs are concerned about the plan to use neutral stadiums to finish the season.Duxbury says “there is no altruism in the Premier League” and that “there are 20 different vested interests, which sometimes align but more often than not work purely to protect each individual club.”Ahead of Monday’s crunch meeting of topflight clubs, the Hornets have joined Brighton and Aston Villa in making clear their opposition to the current “Project Restart” plans.With nine rounds left, Watford is 17th in the league and looking to fight off relegation amid a challenging backdrop brought on by the coronavirus outbreak. Duxbury says “some clubs are happy to sign up to ‘Project Restart’ because arguably there is only an upside in participating in this compromised format. It means Liverpool can win the title, other clubs can book their place in Europe next season or potentially fight their way up the table from a position of safety.” But he adds “when at least six clubs – and I suspect more – are concerned about the clear downside and the devastating effects of playing in this kind of distorted nine-game mini-league, then I believe the Premier League has a duty of care to address those concerns.”___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 The organization’s chief executive officer hopes the emergency funding announced Friday by the federal government allows him to recall people soon. “It’s harsh. This hasn’t been a pleasant week,” Ian Moss told The Canadian Press on Friday. “I would love to be able to phone some of our staff tomorrow and say ‘you’re back.’” Canada’s amateur sports system will receive nearly $52 million to alleviate the financial pain from the COVID-19 pandemic. Athletes whose monthly Sport Canada checks are affected by the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics to 2021 also receive financial aid. The Canadian Football League, soccer’s Canadian Premier League and the Canadian Elite Basketball League have asked for millions in relief, but professional leagues were not eligible in the latest funding. ___ The Latest: 70% laid off at Canada’s gymnastics federation The president of French soccer club Lyon says players in the men’s and women’s teams all tested negative for the coronavirus.The squads were tested by club doctors at Lyon’s training center and “there were no positive cases,” Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas told regional newspaper Le Progrès.The men’s French league was canceled with 10 rounds of matches remaining amid coronavirus concerns, with Paris Saint-Germain declared champion and Lyon finishing outside the European places in seventh. Aulas had argued fervently for it to be completed in late August with a playoff system, but with PSG staying the champion given its large lead before play was stopped.Lyon’s women’s team reached the French Cup semifinals before women’s matches were canceled.read more
Two of the three newly promoted sides are at home on the opening weekend.Championship winners Bournemouth face Aston Villa and Norwich play Crystal Palace, while Watford start away to Everton.The second round of fixtures features a game between two title contenders, as Chelsea head to Manchester City. The season starts on the 8th of August.
Disaster Recovery Two Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) will open Monday, Sept. 25, in Miami-Dade and Sarasota counties to help Florida storm survivors. The DRCs will be open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week until further notice.Role of DRCsDisaster Recovery Centers offer in-person support to individuals and small business owners. Recovery specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA), the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and the State, are available to provide assistance to anyone with filling out applications or updating their status. Voluntary organizations are available and offer a variety of services to help survivors recover.The DRCs are at the following addresses:Miami-Dade College (Miami-Dade County)Kendall Campus Building K11011 SW 104th St.Miami, FL 33176Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week until further noticeVenice Community Center (Sarasota County)326 Nokomis Ave. SouthVenice, FL 32092Open from Sept. 25 through Sept. 28Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.THIS LOCATION CLOSES ON SEPT. 28.As more centers open, survivors may locate one near them at https://www.fema.gov/disaster-recovery-centers or by calling FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362, (TTY) 800-462-7585. Helpline numbers are open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., seven days a week. DRC information is also available on the FEMA Mobile App. You can visit any open DRC to get your questions answered about the federal assistance process.Registration is the first step in recovery and requires information such as insurance policies, and bank information for possible direct transfer of funds. Survivors are encouraged to register before visiting a DRC. If you have phone and/or internet access, you may register in one of the following ways:Online at gov.Call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362for voice, 711 and Video Relay Service (VRS). If you are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability and use a TTY, call 800-462-7585. Information on the registration process is available in ASL at:gov/medialibrary/assets/videos/111546.Help is available in most languages.Download the FEMA Mobile App and apply.You may have other needs while visiting a DRC:If you require a reasonable accommodation such as American Sign Language interpreting, Braille, large print, etc., you may call the Helpline number for support at 800-621-3362.Language translations are offered through Telephonic Interpretation Services in 200 languages.DSA CrewsDisaster Survivor Assistance (DSA) crews are canvassing affected areas and are able to register survivors for FEMA assistance, if needed. Telephonic Interpretation Services are available in many languages to assist survivors with translation needs. When residents require further assistance, the teams may refer them to a DRC.If you’re already registered, it is not necessary to visit a DRC, but you may still want to go speak with a Recovery Specialist to update your status or find help from the other organizations.FEMA grants do not have to be repaid. FEMA assistance is nontaxable and will not affect eligibility for Social Security, Medicaid or other federal benefits.Survivors should register even if they have insurance. FEMA cannot duplicate insurance payments, but underinsured applicants may receive help after their claims have been settled.For more recovery information, visit fema.gov/hurricane-irma.read more
Share StumbleUpon Related Articles Betgenius Head of Trading Dmitri Agapov weighs up what the new International Football Association Board (IFAB) ruling allowing teams five substitutions means for sportsbook trading teams…When the Premier League, La Liga and Serie A get back underway, empty stadiums and socially distanced benches are not the only changes for fans and teams alike to get used to. Under a new IFAB ruling, leagues are permitted to allow clubs five substitutions per match for the remainder of the 2019/20 season.EPL and La Liga have both confirmed they will adopt the new rule, as the Bundesliga already has, while Serie A could also follow suit.For sportsbook traders, this is definitely food for thought. Two extra personnel changes do not only hand managers and head coaches greater influence over games but a crucial chance to rest key players as we head into an intense eight-week schedule.Knowing which markets this will affect and how to manage them is going to be vital.Do giants gain an edge?As you’d expect, two more pair of fresh legs will work in favour of elite clubs who boast strength in depth and benches brimming with international talent.Being able to call upon an extra two players capable of changing a game rather than inexperienced academy graduates is a huge advantage for coaching staff when their side is trailing or looking for fresh impetus.With fixture scheduling condensed so this season is completed without infringing on the next, the proposed change also awards these teams a chance to rotate and keep players fresh without letting performance levels drop. Over a 10-game period, that will shine through in terms of results – at least where sides still have something to play for.We’ve already seen this in the Bundesliga with Bayern and Dortmund. Last weekend, in the pair’s fourth match in two weeks, both German giants ran out five goal winners while withdrawing five key players throughout the second-half.Sportsbooks should expect the effects of this to be most noticeable pre-match when Europe’s biggest sides are in action, especially when they are away from home.Coupled with reduced home advantage in the new fanless world, customers will be extra keen to get behind the EPL’s top six, La Liga’s big three, Bayern, Dortmund and Juventus when they are on their travels. The ability to make five subs adds further reason to back selections that already look attractive without crowd pressure.In these cases, closing prices will be shorter than we would usually see in normal football conditions.Keep an eye on live goalscorer markets Where the five subs proposition is most challenging is in-play. Managers can now make more of an impact late on in games by introducing extra forwards, making drastic formation changes and boosting the team’s energy.Dealing with this requires live traders to make judgement calls in real-time but that’s by no means simple. With no historical data to go by, where do you start when measuring the impact of up to ten changes per match?Firstly, live traders must be aware that we’re set to see key players who take up a big slice of the next goalscorer market withdrawn earlier and more frequently. Triple and double substitutions are also more likely.Aside from where live money goes, who’s been replaced, who’s coming on and how long is left on the clock all need to be factored into price changes.Last weekend for example, we saw Thomas Mueller and Serge Gnabry withdrawn for youngsters on 75 and 78 minutes – after Bayern had already made three subs. As a result, market favourite Robert Lewandowski’s sixth goalscorer odds slightly shortened twice in quick succession.Meanwhile, traders also need to keep a close eye on the chance of late comebacks, again in favour of the top sides. Would Real Madrid still have lost to Real Betis before the break if Gareth Bale and James Rodriguez were introduced rather than left as unused substitutes?Like the impact of empty stadiums on home advantage and referee behaviour, use of five substitutions rather than three remains an unknown quantity in trading terms. We’ll be observing this, along with the other features of top tier football in the new normal, forensically over the next few weeks.____________Dmitri Agapov – Head of Trading – Betgenius Betgenius expands virtual sports range with Kiron August 20, 2020 Share Spotlight ups matchday commentary reach and capacity for new EPL Season August 21, 2020 Submit Premier League looks to broadcast every behind-closed-door fixture August 28, 2020read more
Arsenal’s talisman Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang worked his Wembley magic once again as they came from behind to beat Chelsea and win the Heads Up FA Cup for a record 14th time.Chelsea took the lead inside five minutes through Christian Pulisic’s smart finish but then fell victim to the brilliance of Aubameyang, who was also Arsenal’s hero when he scored twice in the semi-final win over Manchester City.The Gabon forward drew Arsenal level from the penalty spot before the break after he was fouled by Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta, then produced a moment of world-class finishing to make the defining contribution to the first behind-closed-doors FA Cup final.Chelsea were hampered by a first-half injury to Azpilicueta and were struggling even further when they lost the outstanding Pulisic to a hamstring problem after the break.As the Blues battled to overcome those setbacks, the brilliant Aubameyang was able to give Mikel Arteta silverware in his first season as the Gunners’ manager.Aubameyang, who Arsenal are understandably desperate to secure on a new long-term contract, turned Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma inside out in the 67th minute before delivering the most audacious finish, chipping over keeper Willy Caballero from an angle.Chelsea’s agony increased further when Matteo Kovacic was very harshly sent off for a second yellow card, awarded by referee Anthony Taylor for the most innocuous of challenges on Granit Xhaka.Arsenal closed out the win to secure a place in the Europa League next season but it was bitter disappointment for Chelsea manager Frank Lampard at the conclusion of his first campaign in charge. Source: BBC SPORTSread more