Remi Garde vows to guide bottom-of-the-table Villa back from the brink

first_img The boss insists he has to be the figurehead to inspire his beleaguered squad ahead of Saturday’s trip to Southampton. Villa have lost nine of their last 10 games and are winless in the Barclays Premier League since the opening day of the campaign. They have fewer points than Derby did at this stage of the season when the Rams were relegated with a record-low total of 11 in 2007-08. “Sometimes you can have a quite good collective game and then you make some individual mistakes or you are not playing at your best level. “They have a personal responsibility but until now I didn’t see any players who were not giving me a good answer of what I want.” Villa face a Saints side looking to bounce back from their 6-1 Capital One Cup quarter-final drubbing at home to Liverpool on Wednesday. Boss Remi Garde knows he must be the man to lead Aston Villa back from the brink. And Garde admits he must lead by example if they are to survive with Villa bottom of the league and seven points from safety after last week’s 3-2 defeat to Watford. “It’s my job to make them stronger and more committed and more involved,” he said. “I have to show the way, I’m a guide. “We need to improve and work as a team to defend but that’s not only the back four. It’s everywhere. “I’m not saying that everything is perfect with the tactics but if you look at the goals we concede, the desire to win the ball must be stronger.” Garde wants his players to be careful at Christmas and focus on their jobs. Jack Grealish has been exiled from the first team squad for this weekend after he was pictured partying following last month’s 4-0 defeat at Everton, although he is expected to return to first-team training on Monday. Either Joleon Lescott and Jores Okore are standing by to replace the banned Ciaran Clark while skipper Micah Richards is a doubt with a knee injury. Mistakes were costly against Watford, with Alan Hutton scoring an own goal, and while he has been happy with the effort Garde knows they are undermining their hard work with errors. He said: “It’s mainly about confidence but as individual players everyone has to improve the level we are playing at the moment. Press Associationlast_img read more

Kirui wins world marathon title after duel with Tola

first_imgKENYA’s Geoffrey Kipkorir Kirui prevailed in a compelling east African duel with Ethiopian Tamirat Tola on the streets of London to win the men’s marathon at the World Athletics Championships on Sunday.Kirui, victor at the Boston Marathon in April, finally broke Tola, the fastest man in the field, with five miles (8.05 km) of the 26.2-mile course left after they had gone head-to-head over the second half of the race.At the 19-mile mark, Tola, the fastest man in the field, had made his decisive effort and sped away from the 24-year-old Kenyan but within two miles Kirui had hauled back the lead before surging away immediately and emphatically.Kenya’s fifth men’s world champion at the distance eventually crossed the line at Tower Bridge in 2 hours 8 minutes 27 seconds, finishing one minute and 22 seconds ahead of Tola (2:09:49).The fading Ethiopian just held on for silver by two seconds from the fast-finishing Tanzanian Alphonce Simbu.Britain’s Callum Hawkins created the biggest cheers from the big crowds lining the streets when he came home in a remarkable fourth place in 2:10:17 amid familiar African domination. (Eurosport)last_img read more

Coutinho Paints Barca Account Red!

first_imgBarcelona still owe Liverpool £84m for the transfer of Philippe Coutinho in January, 2018However, Spanish outlet AS have reported Barcelona’s annual accounts which show how much the club owes others within football, and it’s Liverpool which stands out.From the original Coutinho fee, it’s stated £84m is still to be paid. There is also no suggestion that this outstanding debt is related to bonuses.£24m of that amount is considered to be due in the ‘short term’, although the accounts provide no precise time-frame.The new information will be of concern to Barca fans, the club owing £232m to clubs in total. In turn they are owed £67m, £22m of which Everton are responsible for.Coutinho made contributed 21 goals and 11 assists in 76 appearances for Barcelona but never quite managed to win over the club’s supporters.He has returned to form since joining Bayern on loan at the end of the summer with two goals and three assists in eight appearances.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram It may have been nearly two years since Philippe Coutinho made his big money move from Liverpool to Barcelona but the Spanish club still owe a lot that money to the banks.Coutinho ended months of speculation when he joined the Catalan outfit in a deal believed to be worth up to £142m in January, 2018.Things didn’t quite work out for the Brazilian at the Nou Camp and he now finds himself on loan at Bayern Munich.last_img read more

Trojans fall in first round of conference tournament

first_imgUSC’s No. 8-ranked men’s volleyball team ended its 2014 season in the quarterfinals of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Tournament this weekend, falling in three sets to No. 4 BYU, 25-13, 25-18 and 25-17. USC finishes the season 16-11 overall and 14-10 in conference play.Cold-blooded killer · MPSF Freshman of the Year Lucas Yoder led the Trojans with 10 kills and six digs in USC’s season-ending loss to BYU. – Nick Entin | Daily Trojan The Trojans faltered early in the first set as top-seeded BYU forced errors from USC’s defense. The team fell to an early 5-0 deficit, forcing head coach Bill Ferguson to call a time out. After the timeout, freshman outside hitter Lucas Yoder put USC on the board with a kill, and senior outside hitter Maddison McKibbin added two consecutive kills to bring the score to 8-3 in BYU’s favor.Back-to-back errors by the Cougars cut the lead to 9-5, though more USC errors lengthened BYU’s lead to 12-5 and forced another USC timeout. Despite kills by McKibbin and junior setter Micah Christenson, BYU continued its offensive success coming out of the timeout, while USC continued to struggle, and the Cougars took the first set, 25-13.USC’s 13 points were the fewest the team has seen in a 25-point set since getting 13 against Hawai’i in 2002.Kills by freshman middle blocker Andy Benesh, senior opposite hitter Tanner Jansen and McKibbin kept the Trojans in the game to start the second set. Junior outside hitter Chris Lischke added a kill of his own to make the score 8-6 in BYU’s favor. BYU had an answer for every offensive surge USC tried to muster, and three consecutive service aces by the Cougars combined with more errors by USC allowed BYU to advance its lead to 12-6.Kills by Yoder, Benesh and Jansen punctuated a spree of BYU blocks and kills to bring the score to 18-12. Yoder finally found his groove and added more kills, though it was not enough to stop BYU from taking the second set, 25-18.Junior outside hitter Cristian Rivera and redshirt junior outside hitter Joey Booth each had a kill to give the Trojans their first lead of the night, taking a 2-1 lead in the third set. Booth had another kill, as did Benesh, and a service ace by Rivera kept the score at eight apiece.Errors by the Trojans allowed BYU to take a 12-10 lead. USC continued to trail by two until the Cougars took a 20-16 lead. A kill by Benesh was offset by two consecutive blocks by the cougars, who took a 23-17 lead and went on to win the third and final set, 25-17.Yoder, the MPSF freshman of the year, led the team with 10 kills, while Benesh added six. USC had 20 attack errors to BYU’s four. The Trojans also trailed the cougars in hitting percentage, hitting .211 while BYU hit .519. The Cougars also dominated the Trojans in blocks, outnumbering them 12 to two.Though the Trojans were surely disappointed with their performance in Provo, they shouldn’t be surprised at the result, as no team has beaten BYU on its home court since February 2013.USC’s 16-11 record marks a sharp improvement from last season, when the Trojans went a dismal 6-18, but the Trojans still haven’t been able to replicate the success of the 2011-2012 season, in which the team fell in the national championship and ended up with a 26-7 overall record.Yoder finished the season with a team-leading 4.02 kills per set, while Christenson led the team with 11.62 assists per set. These two also led the team in service aces, with 13 and 25, respectively.Senior libero Henry Cassiday finished his USC career leading the team in sets played this season, with 100 out of 102.last_img read more

Breen : Tipp learned from Rebel win

first_imgThrow in on Sunday is at 4 o’clock at Semple Stadium….Tipp FM will have full live coverage of the match, in association with Mulcahy Car Sales, Ardcroney, Nenagh. Michael Breen believes it’s important the players don’t get ahead of themselves and focus totally on the challenge posed by the Treaty County.The Ballina club man was on the team that beat Cork last time out.He says they learned a lot from that fixture and they won’t be taking anything for granted when they take to the pitch on Sunday. last_img

Ascot in talks over three-year extension to ITV partnership

first_img Share Ascot adds three-year extension to Sky Sports Racing deal August 14, 2020 Submit Related Articles StumbleUpon Share Flutter moves to refine merger benefits against 2020 trading realities August 27, 2020 ‘Deal maker’ Rafi Ashkenazi ends Flutter tenure August 27, 2020 The current agreement between ITV and Ascot Racecourse has been brought into the spotlight after it has been reported that the broadcaster has asked Ascot to come to a decision over whether it will agree to a three-year partnership extension. Reported by the Racing Post, the partnership between the two has been highlighted by bookmakers, punters and sponsors, who have emphasised that a failure to extend the agreement may lead to the racing sector to suffer.The broadcaster has reportedly issued a Saturday deadline for the racecourse, although it is expected that the deadline may stretch into September. Should the duo fail to extend the partnership, ITV has suggested that it would continue its involvement with UK horseracing, which Betfair – a principal sponsor of Ascot – emphasised that the TV coverage would be of significant importance to the future of its two key sponsorships.Betfair head of media relations Barry Orr commented: “When you come to evaluate a sponsorship a major consideration is the exposure you receive through ITV, whose coverage gets you into so many more homes. It’s very significant indeed. The ideal scenario is to have races both on terrestrial television and a dedicated channel. That’s what we hope to see in the future.“Whether or not our races are being televised terrestrially would have a very significant impact on the attractiveness of any sponsorships going forward. It’s a no-brainer to say if races in future were not on ITV they would be increasingly less attractive from a sponsorship perspective.”Coral has also established a partnership with the racecourse, and head of PR David Stevens added: “As there is direct correlation between terrestrial television coverage of racing and increased betting turnover on the sport, the current extensive ITV contract that covers all the year’s flagship meetings is something we absolutely welcome, with the increased year-on-year audience figures proof of the sport’s continued relevance and popularity. “Whilst we rightly couldn’t comment on specific ongoing commercial negotiations between Ascot and ITV, Royal Ascot is the biggest week of the Flat season in betting terms, and along with the other top-class fixtures under both codes that the course stages, forms a key part of the terrestrial programme. We would hope that position can be maintained going forward.”last_img read more

Changes Made to CPL Application and Licensing Process

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Some new changes will be in effect when it comes to obtaining your Concealed Pistol License. The new changes were made to the CPL application and licensing process.The changes are a result of a new legislation signed by Governor Rick Snyder. County Sheriff’s will now be required to notify the clerk if an individual is ineligible for a CPL. It would also prevent a county clerk from issuing a CPL, unless the Michigan State Police or County Sheriff, has determined that the applicant is not prohibited under federal law from possessing or transporting a firearm. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Downstate Man Killed in Fatal Accident Near FairviewNext Police Searching for Suspect in Robbery Outside of Local Pizzerialast_img read more

Nigerian footballers arrested for breaking lockdown

first_imgPolice in Kano have arrested 30 footballers who organised and played several matches despite an ongoing lockdown to help deal with the spread of coronavirus, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) has reported.The footballers played in different locations around the state and in a video shared online fans can be seen watching one of the matches.Kano’s state police chief Abdullahi Haruna is quoted as saying that the players were arrested after one of their matches in the Dala area.He said they would be charged with breaking the lockdown rules, according to NAN. Kano state has been on a seven-day lockdown since 16 April. It currently has 73 confirmed cases of Covid-19.last_img

Dirk Nowitzki passes John Stockton for 3rd all time in games played

first_imgDirk Nowitzki keeps on moving up all-time lists. With the 40-year-old’s appearance against the Magic on Friday, Nowitzki passed John Stockton for third all time in games played with 1,505. Congrats to @swish41 of the @dallasmavs for moving up to 3rd on the all-time GAMES PLAYED list! #MFFL— NBA (@NBA) March 9, 2019Nowitzki now trails only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1,560) and Robert Parrish (1,611) in games played.The Mavericks forward sits top-10 all time in points (7th), top 20 in 3-pointers made (11th) and top 30 in rebounds (27th). Related Newscenter_img LeBron James passes Michael Jordan on all-time scoring listlast_img

Sumner County Sheriff Report: Feb. 17 – 23, 2014

first_imgMonday 0600 to Monday 0600  WEEKLY  BOOKINGS 2/17/2014 thru 2/24/2014 Ward, Tracy D49Argonia, KS616 S. Main Argonia, KSSUCODV Battery, Criminal Threat, Criminal Damage to Property2/18/14 NameAgeHome TownLocation of ArrestAgencyChargesDate of Arrest Covey, Courtney N34Wichita, KS.777 Kansas Star Drive, Mulvane, KSSUSOWarrant- Failure to Appear2/23/14 King, Nathan40Derby, KS1300 E US 166SUSODWS2/17/14 Crooks, Victoria40Topeka, KSShawnee Co. DetentionSUSOPV2/17/14 Belle Plaine Bail Bondsman Sedgwick Co25 Rodriguez, Shawnee39San Antonio, TXSUCO JailUS TranUS Prisoner Transport2/17/14 Coldiron, Joshua Michael22Mulvane, KSK-15 & 119th Mulvane, KSMPDFTA2/20/14 Trumpower, Anthony R35Wellington, KS.610 E hillside Wellington, KSSUSOServing Sentence2/22/14 Watson, Martin Adrian30Lawerence, KSI-35 MP 35KHPDWS2/19/14 Dotson, Tyrail22Ft. Riley, KSMM 8 I35 Sumner County, KSKHPDWS, Lyon Co warrant2/18/14 Lyles, Antonio20Alplata, MDSUCO JailUS TranUS Prisoner Transport2/17/14 Wiley, Loretta L30Wellington, KS.712 S Blain, Wellington KSWPDCLSO Warrant – PV2/22/14 Orasit, Saengpachanh31Wichita, KS.Sedgwick County JailSUSOForgery, Aggravated false Impersonation, becomin bail or security, and F.T.A.2/19/14 Valenzuela, James53Louisville, KYSUCO JailUS TranUS Prisoner Transport2/17/14 Stewart, Melissa L40Wellington, KS.501 N Washington Wellington, KSSUSOProbation Violation2/21/14 Kitch, Charles L Jr33Wellington, KS.1023 N. WashingtonWPDBattery, Criminal Damage to Property, Burglary, Criminal Trespass Mulvane2 Schmidt, Brant M36Caldwell, KS610 E Hillside Wellington, KSSUSOServing Sentence2/21/14 Cummings, Brianna Dawn31Wellington, KS.Ash and E. 4th Wellington, KSWPDFTA2/19/14 US Prisoner Transport6 Stone, William65GeudaSpringsKSEldorado CorrectionalSUSOServing Sentence, Kay Cc warrant2/18/14 Bertrand, Lori40Glencoe, OKSUCO JailUS TranUS Prisoner Transport2/17/14 Lane, Jarrod W.40Ponca City, Okla.Kay County JailSUSOProbation Violation2/20/14 Jordan, Michael A31Maize, KSI35 MP 15 Sumner County, KSKHPDriving Under the Influence2/22/14 Bailey, Byron V37Wicihta, KS501 N. Washington Wellington, KSSUSOFTA2/21/14 Sammon-Hallacy, Tonya L.33Wichita, KS.Sedgwick County JailSUSOProbation Violation2/19/14 Speers, Brian A30Eureka, MOI-35, mp16 Sumner County, KSKHPWarrant Arrest2/21/14 Denesongkham, Jack W37Wichita, KS.1300 E 119th St. S Mulvane, KSSUSODriving Under the Influence2/22/14 KHP5 King, Danny Ray56Wellington, KS.610 E hillside Wellington, KSSUSOServing Sentence2/20/14 Hughes, Rayshon T27Wichita, KS.610 E hillside Wellington, KSSUSOServing Sentence2/21/14 Anderson, Tamorow28Del City, OKI-35 MP 20 Sumner County, KSKHPDWS2/18/14 Neil, Francis W29Winfield, KS211 N. 2nd Mulvane, KSMPDMulvane City Warrant -FTA2/19/14 Sumner Co16 McCulloch, Charles35MOSUCO JailUS TranUS Prisoner Transport2/17/14        Alam, Novalee51GeudaSpringsKS1200 S US 81WPDDWS2/17/14 Pepper, Colby G.20Wellington, KS.500 N.Washington, Wellington KS.SUSOProbation Violation2/19/14 Wellington PD4 Warrior, William25Pine Ridge, SDSUCO JailUS TranUS Prisoner Transport2/17/14 Bookingslast_img read more