Duff tips Dyche to manage England

first_img This term they are attempting to defy the odds again and with eight games remaining they have a fighting chance of survival in the Barclays Premier League. Burnley are next in action on Sunday when they host Tottenham. Duff, 37, said: “He has been first class. I’ve learned a lot from him, little things he does, and I think he will go on to be a top manager. “Hopefully he will stay here a bit longer and (Burnley will) achieve some more with him. I cannot see why somebody will not give him an opportunity from what he has done here.” Asked if he would be surprised if former Watford boss Dyche ever managed England, Duff said: “No, in a word, having worked with him and the way he gets the best out of players. “Most of our players have played the majority of their careers in the Championship or lower than that and we are competing against multi, multi-million pound squads and we are alive and kicking. “So, he has managed to get the best out of us. If he can do that at a higher level, why not?” Duff has hopes of following Dyche into management himself after retirement. The former Northern Ireland international still intends to prolong a career that has seen him play in the country’s top-eight tiers with Cheltenham and Burnley, but he has firm plans for life beyond it. Veteran Burnley defender Michael Duff believes manager Sean Dyche could one day take charge of England. Dyche, 43, has a growing reputation having overseen a remarkable transformation of fortunes since arriving at Turf Moor in October 2012. The former Chesterfield defender made a nonsense of the relegation favourites’ tag to lead the Clarets to an unlikely promotion from the Championship to the top flight last season. He said: “I’ve done my Pro Licence and I want to stay in football after I’ve finished playing. “I have no plans to stop playing at the minute. I still love getting up for training in the morning. It’s not a bad job running around chasing after a football. “But you look at the game differently when you get to my age. The Pro Licence is nearly all based on management, so you look at sessions differently, look at the manager’s presentations – and this one isn’t a bad manager to learn from.” Press Associationlast_img read more

Sam Allardyce off to losing start with Black Cats

first_img Former Black Cats midfielder McClean celebrated in front of the travelling fans and was confronted by Danny Graham and Lee Cattermole. McClean claimed he was ‘hung out to dry’ by Sunderland over his decision not to wear a Remembrance Day poppy on his shirt during a game against Everton in 2012. Allardyce, their eighth manager in the last six years including caretakers, has been parachuted in to save them from the drop, which has seemed inevitable for the past three seasons. He got an immediate reaction, though, with the Black Cats comfortably the better side in the first half. Cattermole and Steven Fletcher both had shots blocked before the visitors were denied by Myhill’s brilliance. Yann M’Villa and Fletcher were involved in keeping the ball alive in the Baggies’ box before Myhill produced a superb reaction save to turn Jones’ six-yard header over. It was, though, the only moment of quality during a turgid first half which only lived up to the pre-match billing. Sunderland kept Albion contained with their midfield strong and organised, giving the hosts little opportunity to break through. Craig Dawson ballooned a shot into the stand nine minutes before the break to sum up the lack of quality, with only Sessegnon a sporadic threat with his direct running for Albion. But nine minutes after the re-start the game sparked into life thanks to Pantilimon’s clanger. The keeper came out to claim a routine cross from Chris Brunt under the slightest pressure from Berahino. But the Romanian dropped the centre on to the back of John O’Shea’s leg and it ran for Berahino to poke in from three yards. It sapped the confidence from Sunderland and, while M’Vila tested Myhill from distance with 13 minutes remaining, there was little fightback. West Brom were allowed, without serious scares, to see out the game and left Allardyce in no doubt about the size of the task he faces. And after the final whistle McClean celebrated in front of the visiting fans and had to be pulled away by Craig Gardner after being confronted by several Sunderland players. TWEET OF THE MATCH “Sunderland are losing. Allardyce out!” – Jon Benjamin @JonBenjamin19 https://twitter.com/JonBenjamin19/status/655400779940036608 PLAYER RATINGS West Brom Boaz Myhill: 7 Craig Dawson: 6 Jonny Evans: 6 Gareth McAuley: 6 Chris Brunt: 6 Claudio Yacob: 6 Darren Fletcher: 6 James McClean: 6 Stephane Sessegnon: 6 Saido Berahino: 7 Salomon Rondon: 6 Subs: Rickie Lambert: 6 Craig Gardner: 6 Sunderland: Costel Pantilimon: 5 Billy Jones: 6 Younes Kaboul: 6 John O’Shea: 6 DeAndre Yedlin: 6 Sebastian Larsson: 6 Lee Cattermole: 6 Yann M’Vila: 6 Jordi Gomez: 6 Fabio Borini: 6 Steven Fletcher: 6 Subs: Danny Graham: 6 Adam Johnson: 6 Jermain Defoe: 6 STAR MAN Saido Berahino – The striker scored his third – and possibly easiest – goal of the season to earn a important victory for West Brom. He lined up on the left to start with lone striker Salomon Rondon and did his best to support during a poor first half. But the England Under-21 international got a slice of luck when Costel Pantilimon presented him with a gift of a goal in the second half. MOMENT OF THE MATCH Sam Allardyce would have known the task ahead of him but it was only made harder by Pantilimon’s gaffe which allowed Berahino to score. The striker stood his ground against the keeper as Pantilimon came for a cross but the former Manchester City stopper should have been much stronger. Instead he dropped the ball into Berahino and then John O’Shea and it ran for the former to poke into an open goal. Compare it to Boaz Myhill’s vital save from Billy Jones in the first half and the difference was obvious. MOAN OF THE MATCH Pantilimon was booked for complaining to referee Martin Atkinson in the aftermath of Berahino’s goal. Replays showed the keeper had dropped it onto the striker’s arms but it was hardly deliberate from the 22-year-old who benefited from the keeper’s generosity. Pantilimon was trying to cover his embarrassment by arguing with Atkinson and only continued to dig himself into a deeper hole. VIEW FROM THE DUGOUT There was no instant change for Sunderland in Allardyce’s first game in charge but the manager would have been pleased with their first-half display. He would have despaired, though, at Pantilimon’s error while Tony Pulis saw the pressure lift following a struggling start. He will have to talk to James McClean about his post-match celebration, though, which sparked a scuffle between the two sides. WHO’S UP NEXT? Norwich v West Brom (Barclays Premier League, Saturday October 24) Sunderland v Newcastle (Barclays Premier League, Sunday October 25) Press Association It was a flashpoint in an otherwise dull game as Sam Allardyce took charge of Sunderland for the first time, but could only watch in horror as his goalkeeper tossed away what would have been a valuable point at The Hawthorns. Pantilimon dropped a Chris Brunt cross to allow Saido Berahino to seal a 1-0 win and leave Sunderland rooted in the Barclays Premier League’s relegation zone. In contrast, victory lifted Albion seven points clear of the bottom three and lifted any early-season pressure on boss Tony Pulis. Defeat only underlined the size of the job Allardyce has to keep the Black Cats in the top flight as he watched them match the Baggies for much of the game, only to be undone by a mistake. Boaz Myhill saved well from Billy Jones in the first half, but Pantilimon’s gaffe was in keeping with a scrappy, uninspiring match which was littered with mistakes. Allardyce recalled Younes Kaboul and Sebastian Larsson for the suspended Sebastian Coates and Jeremain Lens while Jordi Gomez also got the nod. Stephane Sessegnon was handed a surprise start for the hosts, having not even played a league game for the Baggies since April. The Black Cats celebrated their 136th birthday on Saturday, but have been showing their age following their constant relegation struggles. James McClean sparked a melee at the final whistle after Costel Pantilimon’s error gifted West Brom a vital win over Sunderland.last_img read more

Tipperary schools and colleges in action today.

first_img15 C Football action has Colaiste Dun Iascaigh of Cahir up against Kildysart in Monaleen again at 12;30 This evening in Division 2 of the Higher Education Senior Football League Waterford I.T entertain the Garda College at 7:30. In Munster Post Primary SchoolsThurles CBS take on Ard Scoil Ris of Limerick in Nenagh at 1.30 in Round 3 of the Harty Cup.In 18.5 B Hurling Borrisokane and St. Joseph’s, Tulla meet in Smith O’ Brien’s at 12:30.last_img

Reunited after injuries, Clippers’ Blake Griffin, Chris Paul still adjusting

first_img“Just because they’re playing doesn’t mean you’re back yet.”Griffin returned to the Clippers lineup in January after knee surgery knocked him out for 18 games while Paul recently recovered from a torn thumb ligament that cost him 14 appearances.Could those two, partners in crime for so long, really require an adjustment period to one another?“For (Griffin) it’s tough to come back,” Rivers said, “and Chris is hurt, so you’re trying to get your offense going. Now that Chris is back and Chris is trying to get his offensive rhythm going, I think Blake is doing both (trying to facilitate and score).”Rivers and his players stressed that they would not use the injuries or the time needed for these players to adjust back to one another as an excuse for their slide in the West. “I don’t know how true it is,” Griffin said. “I mean, yeah, we haven’t played with our regular lineup. The majority of that lineup, we’ve been together a long time.”Griffin scored 17 points against the Rockets and Paul had 16 points and 11 assists.While things are far from dire — the Clippers are fifth in the West — the last week proved how much of a gap exists between them and the top three teams in the conference. Golden State, San Antonio and Houston took turns beating L.A. up since the trade deadline.“You figure it out,” Paul said. “We don’t have much practice time. We’ve got games. Regardless, when you step on the court you (try to) win the game. Figure it out and win at the same time.”The common thread in the Clippers worst losses has been the complete abandonment of their offensive principles. The ball stops moving from side to side, players stop moving away from the ball. Isolation and desperation is no recipe for success.“We’ve got to do better,” Rivers said. “We are better. And I’m going to keep saying that. We have to be a better team; we are a better team.”When the Clippers took a 37-34 lead in the first quarter against Houston, Rivers kept waiting for Houston to lose its poise. To see it revert to the bad habits that have cost the Clippers so many times this season, and especially in the past week.It never happened.“They stuck with their stuff,” Rivers said. “Right when they made a run on us and took the lead after we had the early lead, I thought we abandoned our stuff.“They just stuck with their movement and kept doing it. That’s who we thought we were. And that’s who they are.” LOS ANGELES >> Blake Griffin has run the pick and roll with Chris Paul for going on six seasons. DeAndre Jordan has been leaping over defenses since Lob City. Those three, plus J.J. Redick, Jamal Crawford and Austin Rivers, have been together since the cursive logo days.That history has made Doc Rivers’ best explanation for the Clippers’ 1-3 record following the All-Star break somewhat surprising.In essence, he has it that these guys still have to get comfortable with each other. The reason? All the themes missed playing together because of injuries.“I still don’t overlook, without making excuses, that we’re still getting right,” Rivers said after Wednesday’s 122-103 loss to Houston. “We got our two guys back and it’s going to take a little bit of time.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Futsal National Team of Bosnia-Herzegovina is a Favourite in Tournament

first_imgAfter appearing at a friendly tournament in Poreč, Samir Gosto received an invitation from the head coach of the futsal national team of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ivo Krezo, for the qualifying tournament that is currently being held in Zenica.This young player does not hide his satisfaction for it:“I’m proud to be part of the futsal national team. This is my second gathering and my first qualifications, so I am honoured to be here and to have the opportunity to play in the national coat of arms jersey.”Gosto says about yesterday’s match with Cyprus:“We entered the match with Cyprus as favourites and justified that role. We had a great first half and there was a little relaxation in the second. It must not happen to us again, but when everything is considered, we can say that we played a good match.”Our national team player expects the team to finish this qualifying round in first place in the group:“We’re big favourites in the group. Other teams announced their fight for second place before their arrival here, because our ranking is above the others. Nonetheless, we must make every effort to show on the pitch that we are truly better than others.”Samir Gosto also commented on the games of Mostar SG Staklorad, of which he is a member:“Quality work was rewarded and I have good playing minutes in the club, and thanks to that, I was invited to the national team. The championship is also interesting, and I believe Mostar SG Stakolrad will reach the double crown this year. That is our goal, and I hope we will meet it.”last_img read more

What channel is Dodgers vs. Giants on today? Schedule, time for 2020 MLB Opening Night

first_imgThe Dodgers and Giants will face one another Thursday night in the second part of MLB’s season-opening doubleheader on national TV.The first game of the evening is between the defending champion Nationals and Yankees. Dodgers vs. Giants start timeDate: Thursday, July 23First pitch: 10:08 p.m. ETIt is supposed to be a mild night weather-wise at Dodger Stadium, with first pitch for Dodgers vs. Giants coming just past 7 p.m. local time (10 p.m. ET).MLB schedule 2020Fans will get all of the national TV baseball they can handle over the first four days of the 2020 campaign.Here’s what MLB’s upcoming national TV slate looks like:Thursday, July 23Time (ET)GameTV7:05 p.m.Yankees vs. NationalsESPN10:08 p.m.Giants vs. DodgersESPNFriday, July 24Time (ET)GameTV4:00 p.m.Braves vs. MetsESPN6:00 p.m.Tigers vs. RedsMLB Network7:00 p.m.Brewers vs. CubsESPN9:00 p.m.Mariners vs. AstrosMLB Network10:00 p.m.Angels vs. A’sESPNSaturday, July 25Time (ET)GameTV1:00 p.m.Brewers vs. CubsFOX2:00 p.m.Pirates vs. CardinalsMLB Network4:00 p.m.Giants vs. DodgersFOX7:00 p.m.Yankees vs. NationalsFOX9:00 p.m.D’Backs vs. PadresFS1Sunday, July 26Time (ET)GameTV1:00 p.m.Yankees vs. NationalsTBS4:00 p.m.Angels vs. A’sMLB Network7:00 p.m.Braves vs. MetsESPN10:00 p.m.Giants vs. DodgersESPN Los Angeles has won the NL West every year since 2013, and it expects to do so again this year. The Giants, meanwhile, are supposed to finish near the bottom of the division.But despite the apparent gap in talent between the Dodgers and Giants, it’s a classic rivalry worth tuning in to see, especially with Mookie Betts making his Los Angeles debut.Here is a complete guide to watching Thursday’s game between the Dodgers and Giants, including the start time and TV schedule for MLB Opening Night.POWER RANKINGS: Dodgers, Yankees a tight 1-2 to start 2020 season What channel is Dodgers vs. Giants on today?TV channel: ESPNLive stream: WatchESPN, ESPN appThe Dodgers vs. Giants game will air on ESPN to begin the 2020 MLB season. It follows Yankees vs. Nationals, which starts at 7:08 p.m. ET.last_img read more

Parents can now give kids test for learner’s permits to drive

first_imgDES MOINES — Many young Iowans who are turning 14 while schools are closed due to the pandemic are anxious to get their learner’s permits to drive, and the Iowa Department of Transportation is working to accommodate them.Darcy Doty , director of the DOT’s Driver & Identification Services, says those teens can now take their instructional permit written tests — at home. “Many of the students were doing that through the Skip the Trip program at school and we’ve modified that so that parents can actually proctor that exam at home,” Doty says. “The student does not need to come into our service centers right now because we’re only open for essential service needs.”The test is administered through a secure website and if the student passes, they’ll know right away and the results are automatically forwarded to the DOT. Once the service centers reopen — tentatively in May — the teen will be able to stop in to get their first provisional license.“We know that when somebody turns 14, that’s one of the most exciting things they want to do, come in and take that instructional permit test and get that permit,” Doty says. “We want to be able to make sure that the student has a ‘win’ during this COVID-19 experience.”Parents, guardians and legal custodians are able to proctor or supervise, the test-taking process and Doty says she’s not concerned that a teen wanna-be driver might be allowed to cheat. “We certainly hope that a parent would not do that because ultimately it’s about that individual getting behind the wheel, that young person being able to be knowledgeable enough to earn that instructional permit,” Doty says. “It is to everyone’s best interests to proctor that exam appropriately.”To apply to take the test at home, the parent must have a valid Iowa driver’s license and will need to complete and submit the Application to Proctor Knowledge Exam form to the Iowa DOT. https://iowadot.seamlessdocs.com/f/ApptoProctorKnowledgeExamlast_img read more

Westport Winery Earns Three Platinum Medals in Best of the Best…

first_imgSubmitted by Westport Winery Just in time for Christmas, Westport Winery learned that three of their wines had earned Platinum medals in Wine Press Northwest’s 2013 Best of the Best Platinum Judging.Bog Berry Blush, a blend of Gewurztraminer and cranberry, benefiting the WSU Cranberry Research Station and Museum in Long Beach was one of the big winners. Captain Grays Gewurztraminer made with grapes from Red Willow Vineyards in the Yakima AVA brought top honors along with benefiting the Grays Harbor Symphony. The label for this wine was created by Westport watercolorist Barbara Sampson. Boat Shed Red a blend of Petite Sirah from Jones Vineyard in the Wahluke Slope AVA and Sangiovese from Red Willow Vineyards, produced by Westport Winery under the Maritime Wines brand, was the third honoree with a label featuring work by Tokeland artist Wally Mann.This is an invitational event for wines that won gold medals this year in international competitions from wineries in Washington, Oregon, British Columbia and Idaho. From there the wines were evaluated in a blind taste testing at the Clover Island Inn in Kennewick, Washington in October.Both Bog Berry Blush and Captain Grays Gewurztraminer are available for tasting at the winery. Boat Shed Red has been sold out for several months.In addition to these medals announced in the Winter 2013/2014 issue of Wine Press Northwest, the publication includes an article by Andy Perdue, titled More Than A Winery, which includes numerous quotes by Westport’s co-owner Kim Roberts, regarding her family’s strategies in creating what has been voted Best in the Northwest Winery and Wine Destination.Westport Winery, Restaurant, Bakery and Nursery are open daily at 11a.m. The winery is open for lunch daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and for dinner on Friday and Saturday evenings from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. The winery with its unique grape maze, extraordinary outdoor sculptures, and display gardens is located on the corner of Highway 105 and South Arbor Road halfway between Westport and Aberdeen. For more information, call Westport Winery at 360-648-2224. Facebook0Tweet0Pin0last_img read more


first_imgSANTA ANITA 20 CENT RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT CARRYOVER OF $271,354  INTO THURSDAY; 13 CONSOLATION TICKETS TODAY EACH PAY $5,803.70 ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 20, 2019)–Santa Anita’s popular 20 cent Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot remained unsolved on Sunday, resulting in a Jackpot carryover of $271,354 into Thursday’s eight-race program.Although there was no single ticket winner today, there were 13 consolation tickets with six wins, each worth $5,803.70.With a Jackpot carryover of $239,019 from Saturday, there was $141,231 in new money wagered today, creating a total Jackpot pool of $380,250.First post time on Thursday is at 1 p.m. and approximate post for race three, the beginning of the Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot, is at 2 p.m. PT.Santa Anita offers free parking and admission on Thursday, with admission gates opening for simulcast wagering in the Grandstand Paddock Room on both Wednesday and Thursday at 10 a.m.For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more

Yap, Rain or Shine finally beat Star

first_imgView comments Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Star handily won the elimination duels in the first two conferences, and even swept the Elasto Painters, 2-0, in the quarterfinals of the 2017 Commissioner’s Cup.Yap believes Rain or Shine has already turned the page, not only on its rivalry against the Hotshots, but also on its overall campaign this conference and moving forward.“We’re more active on defense and we have a better communication. I think we can sustain this if we continue what we’re doing. We have to be consistent on defense and stick to our system,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT James Yap. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netIt’s not everyday that you see James Yap go scoreless in a game.Rain or Shine’s game against Star on Sunday marked the first time Yap didn’t hit a single point since July 24 last year when he was still with the Hotshots.ADVERTISEMENT National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite LATEST STORIES Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles MOST READ Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Victolero pleased with Star’s effort despite loss to ROS But the two-time PBA Most Valuable Player couldn’t care any less as Rain or Shine finally got one against his former team Star, 92-88, on Sunday.With Yap taking a backseat, the Elasto Painters exorcised their demons and nabbed a victory over the Hotshots, while also claiming their fourth win in six games this 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“Of course, I’m happy. I’m thankful for my teammates because we finally got one,” said a relieved Yap, who saw limited minutes and went 0-of-2 from the field. “We’re 0-4 against them, so I’m just grateful to my teammates that even if I’m not inside, we’re still able to get the win.”Since the blockbuster trade that saw Yap and Paul Lee switch teams, Rain or Shine has yet to beat Star until Sunday. Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dieslast_img read more