The two rekindled their partnership on Sunday and are already plotting to stop Djokovic, the first man since Rod Laver in 1969 to hold all four grand slam titles at the same time.The Serb has won the French and Australian titles this year and victory at Wimbledon and the US Open in August would give him a calendar-year grand slam. Adding gold at the Olympics in Rio would see him seal the ‘golden slam’.“To me there is a career Grand Slam, then all four in a row, next the calendar year grand slam and on the top the golden slam (including the Olympic gold medal). Djokovic has a chance to do that this year,” Lendl told British media.“Obviously Andy and I would like to ruin those plans if we can.“We know Andy has it in him. So now the question is ‘can he do it again?’ I think that’s an easier question to answer than ‘can you do it at all?’”Lendl and Murray’s renewed partnership began with a victory over Frenchman Nicolas Mahut at the Aegon Championships at Queen’s Club, the Wimbledon warm-up event, on Tuesday.The Scot meets countryman Aljaz Bedene on Thursday, the first time he has played another Brit in competition for ten years, since losing to Tim Henman in Bangkok in 2006.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Andy Murray has what it takes to ruin Novak Djokovic’s dreams of sweeping to a ‘golden slam’, according to coach Ivan Lendl.As the Scot focuses on winning a record fifth title at Queen’s, Lendl believes Murray can also halt Djokovic’s march on another grand slam by regaining his Wimbledon crown.Murray has not won a Grand Slam since parting ways with Lendl in March 2014 after two years in which he won the 2012 Olympic gold, the 2012 US Open and the 2013 Wimbledon titles.
In the wake of a disappointing five-loss regular season, changes are in fact coming to USC.Troubled by lingering defensive issues, the Trojans’ assistant head coach Monte Kiffin intends to resign following the team’s bowl game next month, the school announced Thursday night.Stepping down · Assistant head coach Monte Kiffin will leave USC after three years coaching under his son, Lane. He is expected to return to the NFL, where he previously coached for 26 years. – Carlo Acenas | Daily TrojanKiffin will “pursue opportunities” in the NFL according to the statement. He previously spent 26 years as an assistant, including 13 seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as defensive coordinator.“I wanted to make this announcement now so that our players who are preparing for the bowl game and our recruits who will be visiting campus are aware,” Kiffin said. “I really enjoyed my time at USC and the opportunity I had to work with our players and coaches. The chance to work for my son, Lane, was unique and memorable, but we always treated each other professionally on a coach-to-coach basis.”The architect of the famed “Tampa 2” defense, which led the Bucs to a Super Bowl championship in 2003, Kiffin has served as the de facto defensive coordinator for the Trojans since arriving as an assistant in January 2010 along with Lane, the team’s third-year head coach.“I respect my father’s decision and his desire to return to the NFL,” USC coach Lane Kiffin said. “We are very appreciative of the hard work and effort that he put in at USC these past three years. He has a tremendous passion for coaching young men and he is a phenomenal recruiter.”But the Trojans’ defensive unit never quite clicked under the elder Kiffin’s tutelage. In 2010, it allowed, on average, 26.7 points and 400 yards per game, the worst statistical performance in school history.Though making strides a season later, USC regressed in 2012, ranking 63rd nationally in total defense after surrendering 396.1 yards per game. It gave up an average of 500 yards in each of its five losses — including a record number for points (62), touchdowns (nine) and yards (730) against Oregon on Nov. 3 at the Coliseum. The week prior, versus Arizona, the Trojans gave up 39 points to the Wildcats on 588 yards.The team’s five losses overall also marked the most for a preseason Associated Press No. 1 team since 1964, when Ole Miss finished 5-5-1.“Although things didn’t always go as well as we would have liked this year from a defensive and win-loss standpoint, I will leave USC with the utmost respect for the University, the Trojan Family and, most importantly, the players I had the good fortune to coach,” Monte Kiffin said. “I see great things ahead for the USC football program.”According to the statement, USC plans to find a replacement for the 72-year-old coach.Added Lane Kiffin: “The timing of this allows us to move forward now in the hiring of a new coach.”To what capacity a replacement would serve remains unclear. Ed Orgeron is listed as the team’s defensive coordinator, although Monte Kiffin had functioned in that capacity, running defensive meetings and calling the defensive plays for the last three seasons.
Published on September 11, 2017 at 10:19 pm Contact Brandon: firstname.lastname@example.org Lysianne Proulx’s father needed an answer. His young daughter played soccer, hockey, and ringette, a women’s sport similar to hockey, and he told her that she needed to decide which sport to pursue. She was unsure. She couldn’t decide. So, she told her father to pick for her.“I asked him what he thought I should do,” Proulx said, “and he told me straight up that I should go with soccer.”A few years later, Proulx found her way onto the field as a freshman at Syracuse, always when the games are out of hand and the Orange has turned on autopilot. Proulx has yet to face a shot in three games. But Proulx may not be SU’s (5-2-1) backup goalkeeper for long.“Once you get into the ACC,” head coach Phil Wheddon said, “as I’ve told everyone on the team, including Lysianne and Courtney (Brosnan) as well, the best players have to play.”Despite Brosnan’s pedigree — the senior goalkeeper led the ACC in saves two seasons ago — Proulx has a chance to overtake her for the starting job. Syracuse enters Atlantic Coast Conference play Thursday.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“(I’m) 100 percent confident she’ll be ready to fill in,” Brosnan said. “She’s been doing a great job and I know that it’ll be a smooth transition for her to get on the field.”Raised in Montreal, Proulx first played soccer at about 6. Her decision to play in net came when no one else on her team wanted to. Soon after accepting her role as goalkeeper, Proulx fell in love with the position and began to learn its nuances.She quickly began to rise through the club ranks. When she was 14, she made the U-15 Canadian National Team. There, she competed in three CONCACAF Championships, winning gold in 2014. She was also awarded the Golden Glove award, given to the tournament’s best goalkeeper.Being able to work with a former goalkeeper in Wheddon — who has worked with U.S. National teams to develop goalies, such as Hope Solo and Tim Howard — attracted Proulx to Syracuse. Proximity to her home in Montreal was an added bonus. She enrolled early in January 2017 to get extra reps during spring practice. That added time allowed Proulx to adjust to the college game.“She has the ability to make special saves, as does Courtney (Brosnan), but in a different way,” Wheddon said. “She’s very brave, she has a different technical style, and she’s very good with her feet.”Having another international-level goalkeeper in Proulx, alongside Brosnan, who played for Irish national teams, is a luxury, Wheddon said. Yet in that opportunity remains a challenge.Brosnan is currently the starter, Wheddon said, partly because Proulx missed the week leading up to the team’s first regular-season game to attend her national team camp. With ACC fast approaching, Wheddon needs to decide soon. Though, Wheddon said, competition could extend into conference schedule, Brosnan has experience against those teams. Still, Proulx will be ready for any opportunities that come.“When you’re playing with someone that’s actually really good,” Proulx said, “it’s pushing you even more to be better.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+
It only took five minutes for defender Kayla Mills to find fellow senior Morgan Andrews in the box against the University of North Carolina. An arching corner kick and a flick of a header sent the ball into the back of the net, kicking off a 3-0 upset for one of the top teams in the country.Both players have found their rhythm in their final seasons as Trojans, and with that rhythm has come serious attention from across the country. This summer, both Mills and Andrews were named to a watch list of 36 players for this year’s MAC Hermann trophy.The distinction sets Mills and Andrews apart as some of the greatest college players in the country. But for the two seniors, this final season is about much more than personal achievements.The MAC Hermann award is to college soccer what the Heisman is to football. Recent winners include World Cup champions like Morgan Brian, Crystal Dunn, Christen Press, Kelley O’Hara and Mia Hamm.So, it came as a slight surprise to both Mills and Andrews this summer when their phones lit up with texts from friends congratulating them on the distinction.“It’s the greatest honor any collegiate soccer player can earn,” Andrews said. “When you look at the people who have come before, who have won it in the past, it’s pretty incredible to even be considered on that level.”But the news came as no surprise to head coach Keidane McAlpine that Mills and Andrews stood out on a national level. In their years at USC, both players have come through on and off the field as McAlpine shaped his young program.“It’s a true testament to the level of respect that they’ve earned throughout their time here,” McAlpine said. “It’s a huge step forward for them and for our program. But I think, for those who see them practicing and working day in and day out, it’s something we get to see every day. These are world- class players.”In a well-spread offense that finds scoring opportunities with a variety of players, Andrews has already netted three goals this year, including the opening point against the University of North Carolina. Moving up to midfielder after spending last year on the defense, Mills connected to assist two of those three goals.It’s a chemistry that McAlpine has seen develop over the past two years of playing together. And it’s a relationship that has been growing for most of the years that Mills and Andrews have played soccer.The two first met in the U.S. national team system when they were 14 years old. They played with and against each other off and on throughout their high school careers, until Mills became a Trojan and Andrews headed to Notre Dame. Two years later, Andrews transferred to USC and the two became everyday teammates, both for the Trojans and for the U.S. U-23 team.Though they only played together on a daily basis for the past two years, spending eight years as teammates has formed a bond of trust and respect between the two seniors.“I love playing next to her,” Andrews said. “We’ve worked off of each other well. Honestly, she’s just one of the best players I’ve ever seen play. She makes it fun to play alongside her.”Earning a spot on the watch list had a mixed effect on Mills and Andrews. On one hand, it bolstered their confidence, confirming that they are among the top players in the country. Of course, it wasn’t the first confirmation of their status among the best of the best — Mills was named the top youth defender in the country by TopDrawer in August, and Andrews was ranked among the top five midfielders in the same report.It also created a pressure to perform among the best.“I think I always expect the best of myself, whether I’m on a list or whether I’m not,” Mills said. “That pressure comes from myself, from wanting to be my best for my team. And that’s on and off the field. If I need to be the best at cheering on the sidelines, that’s what I’m going to do, and I’m always going to put that pressure on myself.”As Mills and Andrews head into their final regular season at USC, however, personal accolades are the last thing on their minds. Mills approaches each game with the mindset of contributing as much as she can to the team, in whatever way she is needed, whether that means sitting on the bench or playing every second.This feeling is echoed by Andrews. Her goals for the season are simple yet difficult to execute: Win a Pac-12 championship, and follow it up with an NCAA championship. It won’t be easy. The last time they won the national championship was in 2007, and the Trojans have never taken a solo Pac-12 title.Andrews never shies away from saying that the team is a contender for the national championship. If the MAC Hermann trophy comes along the way, so be it. But for both Mills and Andrews, the team is more important than anything else.“There’s no such thing as an individual when you’re playing with 11 people on the field,” Andrews said. “If I win any accolade or if I’m on any list, it’s because of the girls around me. Everyone wants everyone next to them to succeed. It doesn’t matter who puts the ball in the back of the net as long as we win the game.”
The 2020 Dutch Grand Prix has been cancelled because of the global coronavirus pandemic.The race – returning to the Formula 1 calendar for the first time since 1985 – was due to be held on 3 May but was initially postponed.“We were completely ready for this race and we still are,” said Dutch Grand Prix sports director Jan Lammers.“We ask everyone to be patient. I had to look forward to it for 35 years, so I can wait another year.“We and Formula 1 have investigated the potential to hold a rescheduled race this year without spectators, but we would like to celebrate this moment, the return of Formula 1 in Zandvoort, together with our racing fans in the Netherlands.”F1 bosses are still in the process of putting together a revised calendar for this season. Two races at Silverstone have been agreed – provided the British government’s quarantine rules can exempt major sporting events.Belgium is another one of the countries at which F1 hopes to hold a race, after Austria was agreed before the Silverstone deal.Among the other potential hosts are the tracks originally intended to hold races this year in Spain, Hungary, France and Italy.Hockenheim in Germany, which was not on the original schedule, is on standby in case there is a vacant slot other tracks cannot fill.Each of the 10 teams will be limited to a maximum of 80 people each at races held without spectators when the delayed season gets going in July.
NOVI, Mich. (AP)—Gale Sayers sent a stern message to NFL players, challenging them to help those who paved the way. “Some players of today’s game think that they made the game what it is today. I beg to differ,” Sayers said last Friday night at an event hosted by the Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund. “The players who are playing today are standing on the shoulders of those who made the game what it is that played the game for peanuts.“If today’s players cannot help these players, shame on you.”The former Chicago Bears running back was honored along with retired stars such as Hall of Famer Dick LeBeau and 1997 Super Bowl MVP Desmond Howard.Hall of Fame player and former Chicago coach Mike Ditka said before the dispute can be settled to save the season, both sides have to be willing to negotiate at the bargaining table instead of trying to make legal arguments in court.“You can’t let egos get in the way of negotiation,” Ditka said. “You have to give to take.”The two sides are trying to figure out how to share the NFL’s $9 billion in annual revenue.“It’s kind of goofy. The American public can’t feel sorry for either side because they can’t relate.”Retired players are pushing for better pension and health benefits from the league and players in the next collective bargaining agreement.“If they want to fix the pension for former players, all they have to do is match what baseball does for their former players, they have the best pension in all of sports,” Ditka said. “I’m fighting for the disability and the medical help that we need. One thing the current players should be fighting is for medical care for after their careers. Not for five years, but for 20, 30, 40 years. We’re finding guys who are 50, 60, 70, they’re suffering from head injuries and everything else.”The Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund has contributed more than $2.5 million over the past four years in financial and medical help for retired players.LeBeau, defensive coordinator of the Pittsburgh Steelers, was in the same room at the gala dinner with one of his players, linebacker Larry Foote. During the lingering lockout, NFL employees are not allowed to communicate with players.“I can talk to Larry—just not about football,” LeBeau said. “It’s not uncomfortable for me because I learned a long time ago not to worry about things that are not in my control.”
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0Shares0000Kyle Walker, pictured in September 2017, has played a key role as Manchester City have streaked clear of the of the Premier League field © AFP/File / Paul ELLISMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Dec 15 – Kyle Walker has been told by Pep Guardiola he is physically one of the best full-backs in the world, but needs to improve his football brain to maintain his form into his thirties.The 27-year-old Manchester City full-back has enjoyed an excellent season since arriving from Tottenham Hotspur in July for a fee that could rise to £52 million ($69 million) with performance-related bonus clauses. Walker has played a key role as City have streaked clear of the of the Premier League field, dropping just two points in their opening 17 matches.“Right now I’d rate him as one of the best, definitely,” said Guardiola of Walker at Friday’s press conference.“He has energy. He is so strong defensively. But I’d like to help him to solve problems not just through his physicality but also through his thinking.“When you are so strong physically, you solve all the problems that way. When you get to a certain age -– 28, 29, 30 -– you need to think after that more about what is going to happen.“I always encourage him to think and after that, do it.”The City manager has revealed that he criticises his players more when they win, because he believes they will be in a better mood to take in what he is saying.– ‘You can do better’ –“We try not just to think that if we win, that’s good, and it’s enough, and if we lose, it’s bad,” he said.“That, I think, is a big mistake.Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola flatly denied directing his players to deliberately commit fouls for tactical purposes © AFP/File / Oli SCARFF“You have to develop more by talking about the bad things when you win. Because after that, the players don’t believe that it’s just a complaint or a regret.“When you lose, you have to work more on their confidence, and say: That is part of the game, you can do better.”Guardiola, meanwhile, has dismissed Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho’s claim City commit a lot of ‘tactical fouls’ to stop opponents counter-attacking.Mourinho made his comments before last Sunday’s Manchester derby, which City won 2-1 at Old Trafford.“I never, never, never, never sent a message like that to my players,” said Guardiola.“You can ask the players, these players and the old players if my message on the pitch was to commit fouls. I don’t use this kind of message.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
Nathan Byrne 1 Nathan Byrne scored one and set up another as Swindon gained the upperhand in their League One play-off semi final with a 2-1 victory over Sheffield United at Bramall Lane.The Robins had to come from a goal down after Kieran Freeman opened the scoring for the Blades with a low first time finish after 19 minutes.Byrne then won his side a penalty, but Mark Howard brilliantly saved Ben Gladwin’s spot-kick as the hosts went into the break with a narrow lead.Swindon took just five second-half minutes to equalise as Sam Ricketts headed in from Byrne’s inswinging corner, and Byrne then provided the telling contribution with a driven effort in stoppage time.In the other semi-final, Jermaine Beckford’s early goal means Preston will take a slender into their second leg at Deepdale next week after a 1-0 victory at Chesterfield.The former Leeds and Everton striker capitalised on some hesitant Spireites defending to confidently finish over Tommy Lee in the home goal after just six minutes.Chesterfield midfielder Jimmy Ryan was fortunate to avoid a red card for an elbow on Preston striker Joe Garner, whilst Sam Johnstone denied Gary Roberts late on in the hosts’ clearest opening.The Lilywhites clung on to preserve an advantage for the return leg in their bid to bounce back after agonisingly missing out on automatic promotion on the final day of the season.
HOUSES in Donegal are set to be offered for sale at an astonishing €21,000 at a property auction.Five homes in Beechwood Park in Convoy will be the cheapest homes going under the hammer at the auction at the Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin on November 30th.It’s the latest Allsop Space auction of homes. The cheapest home – at 53 Beechwood Park – is being sold on behalf of the receivers Kavanagh Fennell for €21k!It is a three-bedroom semi-detached house.Other houses on the development are being offered for between €26,000 and €32,000 – some have four bedrooms and already have tenants.A house at No5 Glenlee Court on the Kirkstown Road in Letterkenny has a reserve price of just €55,000. It is detached and has four bedrooms. A hair salon and office on Main Street in Carrigart will also be included in the auction, with a reserve price of €35,000.There are unconfirmed reports that protestors plan to picket the auction in protest at the banks.© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldaily Follow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comSHOCK AS CONVOY HOUSES GO UNDER HAMMER – FOR JUST €21K EACH was last modified: November 10th, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:000ALLSOP SPACEauctionDONEGAL PROPERTY FOR SALE FOR €21dublin