Tag Archives: 爱上海FT

Young Leicester Fan asks for Iheanacho’s shirt after FA Cup Match

by ,

first_img Promoted ContentWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Who’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By Odeith7 Mind-Boggling Facts About Black HolesWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much7 Reasons Why You Might Want To Become A Vegetarian9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Art6 TV Shows That Got Better After A Major Character Had Left In the early days of the season, Brendan Rodgers didn’t see Iheanacho fit enough to make the matchday squad in the Premier League. The Nigerian was quickly relegated from a first-team player under Claude Puel to a squad role by Rodgers and will only be selected for the League Cup besides his bench role in the league. A consistent run of goal-scoring performances in the League Cup helped the Young forward find his confidence and make a case for his return to Rodgers’ plans. Since then he has started four premier league matches in 9 appearances and scored three times. His biggest impact this season though have come in the Cup competitions for Leicester City. He has a perfect record in the League and FA Cups, registering four goals in four League cup appearances and one in one the FA Cup. In the fourth round of the FA Cup, his first appearance this season, Iheanacho scored a 4th-minute goal against Brentford and it proved the winner. During the game at Griffin Park, a Young Leicester fan held up a cardboard asking the Nigerian for his shirt. The pair had met in the past and took a picture together, which the kid attached as a reminder to the player. “He’s magic… Kelechi Iheanacho PLEASE MAY I HAVE YOUR SHIRT ? 14 KELECHI JOSEP,” the appeal read. The forward played only 68 minutes against Brentford before he was recalled for Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall. Apparently, he obliged the kid, who was visibly excited with his hero’s gesture. The revitalized Iheanacho could also make a return to the National team again for the first time in over a year. His last appearance for Nigeria came in November of 2018 in a cameo appearance against Uganda in an international friendly. read also:Ndidi injured, Iheanacho on for 10 minutes as Leicester, Chelsea draw The forward has been one of the most consistent Super Eagles players in Europe since the turn of the year and will be in contention for World Cup and Nations Cup qualifiers. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 From the brink of irrelevance, Kelechi Iheanacho has managed to turn his season around at Leicester City, winning the confidence of the Manager and also putting smiles on the fan’s faces. Loading… last_img read more

Freshman takes on surprise leadership role for women’s basketball

by ,

first_imgThe women’s basketball team has shown flashes of brilliance this season. The Trojans looked strong when they defeated No. 25 Texas A&M on the road in November and when they dominated Colorado to open up conference play — and even last weekend, when they heartbreakingly lost to No. 13 UCLA by just four points.However, the team has also experienced the lowest of lows, recently snapping a seven-game losing streak: a disastrous run that sent them plummeting down the Pac-12 standings. Part of their descent can be explained by the unexpected. There was senior guard Jordan Adams’ ACL tear in December, which may end her collegiate career (barring a medical redshirt). Sophomore guard Aliyah Mazyck’s foot fracture kept her out for two weeks, and the team’s leading scorer, junior forward Kristen Simon, had an unexplained three-game absence. But within all of the Trojans’ misfortune, there has been one pleasant surprise — the play of true freshman point guard Minyon Moore, which even she was not fully anticipating. “I didn’t come in here expecting to make such a big impact,” Moore said. “But as I’ve started to play and get in the groove of college basketball, I’ve started to get the confidence.” Averaging 10.8 points and 4.58 assists (eighth in the Pac-12), Moore is stepping up her game at a time when her team needs her the most. For her, the Trojans’ recent string of bad luck is no reason to back down or make excuses, especially considering what she had to overcome just to become a Division I basketball player. “I tore both my ACLs and meniscuses when I was high school,” Moore said. “Those were probably the biggest challenges that I’ve had to face. Just having back-to-back ACL injuries and surgeries and keeping my mindset correct because I had to work, work, work in order to get scholarships. That was the biggest adversity that I’ve had to face, but going through that experience has shown me that I can get through anything.” While Moore was scratching and clawing to receive scholarship offers after her injuries, her older sister Mariya Moore, a more heralded recruit out of high school, was already starring at Louisville. Now a junior averaging 12.8 points a game, Mariya continues to be a source of inspiration and rivalry for her younger sister. “Growing up we had a lot of competition,” Moore said. “Our dad would always have us go out and play one-on-one versus each other. Seeing her with all these accolades, and seeing her in college basketball and as a McDonald’s All-American has given me a goal to set for myself. It’s like she has that last name on the back of her shirt, so I need to go out and play for our last name. It’s given me something to work for.”When asked if she strives to one day be better than her older sister, Moore responds as one might expect a younger sibling to.“Yeah, definitely,” Moore said. “She and I joke around all the time about our teams, and if we play each other, who’s going to win. It’s always a family competition, but it’s all love.”When watching Moore, the most striking aspect of her play in both practice and games is how she conducts herself as a floor general, despite being among the youngest players on the team. Whether she is talking on defense, making commands on offense or screaming calls from the bench, the freshman’s presence is always felt. “Being a freshman, I don’t really consider it as, ‘These are upperclassmen so I can’t be a leader to them,’” Moore said. “Since I’m a point guard, I have to take that leadership role, and if my team doesn’t know where to go, I have to lead them. I think that I have adopted a leadership position even though I’m a freshman.”Despite her rapid ascent in such a short period of time, Moore knows she will need to improve parts of her game to reach the next level. “My shot and my left hand,” Moore said. “In the beginning of the season it was really easy for me, because I’m really right-hand dominant and teams didn’t really know about me yet, so I was able to go right every time and score really easily, but now that they’ve scouted me I need to change it up.” Quarterback Sam Darnold may be the most celebrated freshman at USC, but there is another newcomer on campus who is making waves. And like Darnold, she just may be the spark that turns a season around. “If we bring our effort and talent, we can win every game that we play from here on out,” Moore said. “I see these next upcoming games as opportunities for us to show that we’re bouncing back, and we’re coming out stronger.”last_img read more

Hanukkah begins at sundown tomorrow

by ,

first_imgObservant Jews in the Southland will light candles at sundown tomorrow to mark the first day of Hanukkah, the eight-day “Festival of Lights” commemorating the Maccabees’ victory over a larger Syrian army in 165 B.C. Once the Jews defeated the Hellenist Syrian forces of Antiochus IV at the end of a three-year rebellion, the temple in Jerusalem, which the occupiers had dedicated to the worship of Zeus, was rededicated by Judah Maccabee, who had led the insurgency launched by his father, the high priest Mattathias. Maccabee and his soldiers, who wanted to light the temple’s ceremonial lamp with ritually pure olive oil as part of their rededication, found only enough oil to burn for one day. But, in what was regarded as a miracle, the oil burned for eight days. Hanukkah — it means dedication in Hebrew — is observed around the world by the lighting of candles in a Hanukkah menorah each day at sundown for eight days, with an additional candle added each day. In the United States, the tradition of giving children Hanukkah “gelt” (the Yiddish word for money) has evolved into a gift-giving holiday to prevent Jewish children from feeling left out of Christmas gift-giving. Unlike the High Holy Days of Rosh Hashana, the Jewish new year, or Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, observant Jews are permitted to work and attend school during Hanukkah, which, in Judaism, is regarded as a relatively minor holiday. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsThe reason for the lights is so passers-by should see them and be reminded of the holiday’s miracle. Other Hanukkah traditions include spinning a dreidel, a four-sided top, which partially commemorates a game that Jews under Greek domination played to camouflage their Torah study, and eating foods fried in olive oil, such as potato pancakes and jelly doughnuts. Hanukkah’s official acceptance in the United States has grown in recent years, with the U.S. Postal Service issuing the first in a series of Hanukkah stamps in 1996. A Hanukkah menorah — it is called a Hanukiah and differs from a traditional menorah by having nine branches, instead of seven — was first lit in the White House in 2001, which now has become an annual practice. last_img read more