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Serie A: Inter return to second spot ahead of Atalanta

first_img Lazio, in fourth, will play Brescia on Wednesday, with Simone Inzaghi’s side also still in with a chance of finishing second, with their final game against Napoli at the weekend.Advertisement Loading… Danilo D’Ambrosio put Inter ahead after 11 minutes at the San Siro with Lautaro Martinez adding a second with 15 minutes to go against seventh-placed Napoli. Gennaro Gattuso admitted Napoli would need to find goal-scoring solutions before they face Barcelona in the Champions League last 16 on August 8. Lautaro Martinez (R) secured victory for Inter Milan as they reclaimed second place in Serie A Read Also: Serie A: Gomez winner pulls Atalanta in second spot “We have to work, we’re lacking a bit of soul,” said Gattuso, whose side have nothing to play for in the league as they are already assured a place in the Europa League as a result of the Italian Cup win. “After the Italian Cup we’ve performed well but don’t have the knife between our teeth. Against Barcelona it will be a different story.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Inter Milan eased past Napoli 2-0 to hold on to second place in Serie A on Tuesday night ahead of Atalanta who earlier fought back to beat Parma. Juventus have already sealed their ninth straight league title, but three teams are fighting for second spot – Inter Milan, Atalanta and Lazio – going into the last round of matches in Italy. Antonio Conte’s Inter have a one-point lead on Atalanta with the two teams set to go head to head in their final match this season on Saturday. Promoted ContentBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?What Happens When You Eat Eggs Every Single Day?7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe20 “The Big Bang Theory” Moments Only A Few Fans Knew Aboutlast_img read more

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Battle Of The Bulldogs Goes To Centerville

first_imgThe Batesville Lady Bulldogs suffered their first loss of the tennis season on Friday with a 4-1 loss at home to Centerville.The Lady Bulldogs played well, but came up short in a few matches.Batesville’s No. 1 doubles team of Corinne Stone and Betsy Harmeyer recorded the team’s only victory. They defeated Sidne Thompson and Bailey Miller 6-2 and 6-2. The victory improved the duo to 2-0 on the season.Senior Sophie Brown turned in a solid effort and lost a tough three set match to Centerville’s Katy Stewart. Brown lost the first set 4-6, but bounced back to win the second 6-3. The two top singles players played a tie-breaker for the third set with Stewart winning by a score of 14-12.Jenna Ertel and Carly Fitzpatrick suffered losses in singles play, while Lily Esser and Kayla Stone were defeated at No. 2 doubles.Sophomore Caroline Kellerman was a winner in junior varsity play at No. 1 singles. She defeated Mar Coch by a score of 8-4.Courtesy of Bulldogs AD Bryan Helvie.last_img read more

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CARIFTA Junior Chess tournament postponed

first_imgTHE Guyana Chess Federation (GCF) yesterday announced that with the increase of cases of COVID-19 throughout the region, a decision was made to postpone the April 10-13 CARIFTA Junior Chess Tournament, which was scheduled for Guyana. “We will be monitoring the progress of the pandemic with the hope of soon seeing a downward trend in the infection curve,” the Federation said in a release.The tournament hosted by the Guyana Chess Federation, in association with the Confederation of Chess for the Americas, was set to take place at the Ramada Georgetown Princess Hotel and attracted about 125 players from 10 Caribbean nations as well as Suriname.The organising committee has been in contact with the principle stakeholders who have expressed their full support for GCF’s decision and have agreed to extend the franchise to a later date.Guyana plans to field 100 players from six years old to 19 years old, all of whom have been training or playing development tournaments for the past few months. The majority of these players are the products of the Guyana Chess Federation’s Chess in Schools programme..Formal training sessions over the past weeks have been cancelled, but the National coaches have organised online training and online tournaments to keep players’ skills sharp.“We wish to assure all of our sponsors, players and their parents or caregivers that the 9th CARIFTA Junior Chess Championships will be held in Guyana and will be conducted with the health and safety of all players, delegates and officials as our primary priority,” the Chess Federation noted.The organising committee plans to use this time to review all arrangements, hopefully, to attract new sponsors and to provide extended training for our junior players.last_img read more

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Henson: Rose Bowl tradition unlike any other

first_imgMax HensonFour years ago, I didn’t know much about Wisconsin football.As an out-of-state kid coming to UW with an obsession for all things sports, I wanted to change that. But if I knew one thing about Big Ten football it was the significance of the Rose Bowl.You’ll notice an addition has been made to my mug photo this week. The image you see is a drawing I made during my freshman year (I used to be a bit of an artist). UW came into that 2007 season with Big Ten title hopes and a No.7 preseason ranking. So, caught up in all the excitement, I designed an image representing what every Big Ten fan one day hopes to see: Their team playing in the Rose Bowl. Wisconsin ended playing in the Outback Bowl in ’07 to finish a 9-4 season.I was young(er) and na?ve but the Rose Bowl is what everyone associated with Big Ten football aspires to.Before ever stepping foot in Camp Randall Stadium, it’s clearly understood that the goal is to get to Pasadena.Those framed pictures of Ron Dayne celebrating Rose Bowl victories are hanging in numerous establishments around Madison for a reason. The intro video played at Camp Randall this season shows former players smiling with roses between their teeth for a reason. Everyone across the country knows about the Rose Bowl’s prestige and tradition. It’s what makes “The Granddaddy of them all” so special and ever since Jan. 1, 2000, UW has worked to get back to Pasadena.Now, after last night’s BCS selection show, it’s official: The Wisconsin Badgers are going back to the Rose Bowl.The die-hards out there have been waiting 11 years for this moment. And the less-experienced Badger fans are just as excited because everyone understands the magnitude of this rare opportunity.After a Big Ten championship season, the 2010 Badgers now have the chance to cap off the season with a win on one of sports’ greatest stages.And at the football awards show this past Friday, Barry Alvarez, the man with three Rose Bowl victories to his name as former coach of UW, made sure Bret Bielema’s Badgers and the fans in attendance understood how extraordinary that opportunity is.Because while all BCS bowls are great, the Rose Bowl is just on a different level.“You’re going to go to Pasadena and when you’re there take everything in. Absorb every second of it,” Alvarez said. “There is nothing like it. Just think of all the players that have ever played this game. Very few have the opportunity to play in the Rose Bowl.”Joe Thomas, Brian Calhoun, Lee Evans – all Badger greats who never stepped foot on the Rose Bowl grass.And Alvarez will be the first to tell you just how majestic that sacred field is.“There is no venue in sport prettier than taking the field at the Rose Bowl. You come out of that tunnel and you’re looking at the scoreboard and three palm trees. The field is painted up prettier than you’ve ever seen,” Alvarez said.“It’s the prettiest venue you’ve ever seen in you’re life.”Alvarez’s words hit home with senior guard John Moffitt.“He got me really excited about it,” Moffitt said. “That’s the game. That’s the venue that I’ve always wanted to play on. The Rose Bowl means a lot and it’s a great opportunity.”But after all the excitement about the Rose Bowl’s unequaled environment dies down, a very important football game will be played.The Badgers have grown into a team capable of playing with anyone in the country. They’ll square off with No. 3 Texas Christian University – a team that hasn’t lost a game in two years – for the title of Rose Bowl Champion.With that, Alvarez had a final message for the players.“Now there is one other thing – playing in the Rose Bowl is not good enough,” he said. “Win that Rose Bowl and then we’ll really celebrate.”Like every other week this season, Bielema’s Badgers will take that famed “1-0” mentality to Southern California.Wisconsin has matured into a disciplined, focused machine, and the Badgers will be ready on New Year’s Day to compete at the highest level in search of their 12th win of the season. The preparation and mindset won’t change.But on this journey to Pasadena we’ve witnessed some transformations, myself included.Much like this very columnist, senior tight end Lance Kendricks used to be a bit of an artist and Kendricks even competed in national art shows during high school.But in his final collegiate game, Kendricks will display the violent art form that is the UW tight end position. Like all of us, Kendricks has changed quite a bit throughout his college career.“Lance Kendricks was a drawer, an artist and now he’s a killer tight end,” Jay Valai said with a laugh at the awards show.Four years ago I was a freshman with high hopes and a cool drawing, a kid who couldn’t yet appreciate the work that goes into earning a trip to Pasadena. But now with over a decade gone since UW’s last appearance, Badger nation isn’t just creating another Rose Bowl fantasy.We’re all living it.Max is a senior majoring in journalism. What’s your reaction to the official announcement that Wisconsin is going back to the Rose Bowl? Let him know at mhenson@badgerherald.com or tweet @maxhenson.last_img read more

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Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee visits USC

first_imgChairman Emeritus of Marvel Comics and esteemed comic book creator Stan Lee discussed his professional accomplishments, chatted about the Marvel Universe and joked around with a capacity crowd at Bovard Auditorium Tuesday night at the Stan Lee: A MARVELous Mind event hosted by the Speakers Committee.David Belasco, co-director of the Lloyd Grief Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at the Marshall School of Business, moderated the event and lauded Lee for his innovation in the entertainment industry.“[Marvel fans make up] this community that’s been built [since] before there was social media,” Belasco said. “You were actually a pioneer in this.”Lee told Belasco about his experience growing up in the Bronx during the Great Depression. Lee worked a series of odd jobs as a teenager before eventually being hired as an office assistant in the comics department of a publishing company at 17. By 18, Lee’s supervisors had been fired, and he was single-handedly running the department.Lee said at first he was embarrassed about working as a comic book writer, so much so that he decided to use an abbreviated version of his name.“I kept wishing I could get out of it,” Lee said. “I was so embarrassed about working on comic books that I didn’t want to use my real name because I thought one day I would use it to write the great American novel.”Lee attributes much of his success in comics to luck and to the artists he worked with throughout his career, including acclaimed comic book artists Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko.Lee said that one of the reasons he believes Marvel became so successful was his implementation of a new method for creating comic books. Instead of sending a first draft of a story to an illustrator for that illustrator to interpret, Lee would explain the story he hoped to write to the artist, and after receiving the finished product, he would add the dialogue, captions and sound effects based on characters’ expressions or the scene depicted in the illustration.“The artwork and the dialogue constituted one illustration in a sense, and that’s why our stuff, I think, did better,” Lee said.Lee also joked about Marvel’s rivalry with fellow comic book publisher DC Comics, the company behind superhero characters such as Superman and Batman. Though Lee explained that he respects DC’s work and is friends with many people at the company, he said that Marvel often sets the comic book trends, only for DC to follow.Lee shared an anecdote to illustrate the differences between the companies.“I tried to be incredibly scientific in our stories,” Lee said. “For example, when Superman flies, he has no visual means of propulsion. Now take Marvel: I wanted Thor to be able to fly, so I found the most scientific method you could find. He takes his hammer, which is attached to his wrist by a leather strap, and he twirls the hammer as fast as a propeller and then it just goes up into the air — but he’s attached to it.”Though many of his characters have endured for many years, Lee believes that everyone can relate to superhero comic books and movies, which allows them to remain popular today.“All of us loved fairy tales when we were young,” he said. “We loved stories of monsters and witches and dragons. We loved those stories, and that’s why fairy tales have endured forever. Superhero comics are the closest things to fairy tales for grown ups. You sort of recapture the fun you had when you were a little kid.”According to Belasco, three of the 20 highest-grossing movie franchises of all time and two of the 10 highest-grossing movies of all time are Marvel films.The event concluded with a Q & A session with Lee and students in the audience. Students asked Lee about his thoughts on the Marvel movies, the diversity of the Marvel Universe, his favorite heroes and his own cameos in the films.Lee said that he expects that all the characters he has created will eventually be incorporated into films. He also mentioned that he is working on several projects internationally with his media production company, POW! Entertainment.Lee, 91, said he has no plans to retire.“I’m happy doing things,” Lee said. “It’s very important to do things. It doesn’t matter what they are, just do them.”last_img read more

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La Liga Rejects Neymar 222m Euros Payment From PSG

first_imgLa Liga have rejected the world record £198m fee for Barcelona forward, Neymar Jr, from his lawyers, as the Spanish football governing body cites violation of Uefa’s Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules.Neymar’s world record move to PSG became imminent yesterday when Barcelona authorized him to miss training and also confirmed that the forward wants to leave the Camp Nou.La Liga officials told the BBC: “We can confirm that the lawyers of the player have come to La Liga to deposit the clause and that it has been rejected.” More to follow shortly… According to Spanish laws, a player buys himself out of his contract, which is done by depositing the buyout clause fee to the La Liga.The Spanish football power house believes that PSG, a club bankrolled by Qatari sheikh, has violated FFP rules, which states that “European clubs cannot outspend what they earn by more than 30m euros.”center_img RelatedLeaked! – See Neymar’s €222m Transfer Cheque NoteAugust 6, 2017In “Europe”Neymar-Barcelona Saga Rumbles On…October 10, 2017In “Europe”Neymar’s PSG Debut To Be Delayed Again, As Barcelona Fail To Send ClearanceAugust 9, 2017In “Europe”last_img read more

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Lakers finalize Frank Vogel’s coaching staff

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersThe rest of the staff also boasts ties to people already in the organization. Penberthy is a shooting specialist who comes from New Orleans and has experience working with Davis, Rajon Rondo and DeMarcus Cousins from their time with the Pelicans. Crawford worked for Vogel in Orlando before going to Charlotte last season. The only returner, Simon has notably developed a strong relationship with Kyle Kuzma over the past two seasons.Related Articles Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs The two-and-half month process to outfit the rest of the Lakers’ new coaching staff is complete.The team officially announced the six coaches who will round out the bench for Frank Vogel, who is embarking on his first season with the Lakers this fall. It will include former head coaches Jason Kidd and Lionel Hollins; longtime Cleveland assistant and recent Raptors assistant Phil Handy; former Lakers guard and shooting coach Mike Penberthy; a previous Vogel disciple Quinton Crawford; and returning assistant Miles Simon.While many of the names have been previously reported – Kidd and Hollins have been known since May – the announcement brings a full picture of the minds Vogel will be working with as the Lakers attempt to get back into the playoffs after a six-year absence. The expectations are rising for a team that made a splash with the trade for Anthony Davis, then constructed a veteran-laden roster around the All-Star big man and returning star LeBron James.The coaching room will boast a considerable amount of experience: Notably, Kidd (Nets and Bucks) and Hollins (Grizzlies and Nets) have been head coaches before. Handy has been to each of the past five NBA Finals and won twice, with the Cavaliers in 2016 and with the Raptors in June. Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed “I could not be more excited about the group we’ve assembled,” Vogel said in a team-issued statement. “Each of these guys brings a unique set of skills and experiences that will greatly impact the success of our players, as we look to build a championship-caliber team.”While his stints in Indiana and Orlando were marked by a defensive emphasis, Vogel has promised a more modern style of offense when the Lakers take the floor next season. The 46-year-old spent the last year studying other teams and styles while preparing for his next coaching job – and the Lakers hope the variety of experience on his staff helps diversify and strengthen a group with championship-level ambitions.The Lakers have also officially announced the additions of Greg St. Jean (player development/advance scout), Dru Anthrop (video coordinator/player development) and Jon Pastorek (assistant video coordinator). How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years last_img read more

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Browns’ Antonio Callaway suspended 4 games for violating NFL substance abuse policy

first_imgThe Browns selected Callaway in the fourth round of the 2018 draft despite a troubled past.He was suspended during his final season at Florida for involvement in a credit card fraud case and was cited for marijuana possession while there, too. He was marked as tested positive for marijuana at the NFL combine in February 2018.Callaway already was in Stage 1 of the league’s substance abuse program so also could be subject to a fine because of this infraction. Browns wide receiver Antonio Callaway has been suspended four games to start the 2019 regular season for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy, the league announced Friday.The news comes less than 24 hours after Callaway caught three passes (out of six targets) for 42 yards in Cleveland’s 30-10 win over Washington in the preseason opener Thursday. “We’re disappointed in Antonio,” general manager John Dorsey said in a statement, adding that he and coach Freddie Kitchens “have had a direct conversation with him about where we stand.”The suspension stems from an August 2018 incident in which Callaway was cited for marijuana possession and driving with a suspended license. Callaway had argued at the time that he wasn’t responsible for what police described as a “small amount” of marijuana found under a seat after he was pulled over in Strongsville, Ohio. Related News Browns’ Freddie Kitchens vows to fire staff members if info leaked to mediacenter_img Callaway — who was battling Rashard Higgins for the No. 3 receiver role — has been running with the reserves, which according to NFL.com could stem from the suspension which had been under appeal.He had 43 catches for 586 yards and five touchdowns as a rookie last season.Under terms of the suspension, Callaway is eligible to participate in all preseason practices and games. He will be eligible to return to the Browns’ active roster on Monday, Sept. 30, after the team’s Sept. 29 game at Baltimore.“I take full responsibility for my actions. I made a mistake and I own that,” Callaway said in a statement. “I have taken steps to make myself better, and I appreciate the Browns standing by me and supporting me during this time. I know there’s nothing I can say to regain trust; it will all be about my actions.” Browns trade disgruntled running back Duke Johnson to Texanslast_img read more

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Thanksgiving Day pheasant hunt is a tradition for some families

first_imgMASON CITY — Thanksgiving brings family members together for the big meal — and for some it’s also a time for a family pheasant hunt.DNR wildlife biologist Todd Bogenschutz  says it is something to consider.  “Everybody comes back and visits the family for the holiday and the biggest issue is — can you squeeze in time to do it — and than is Mother Nature cooperating?,” he says.He says conditions are set up for success this year for those who have the tradition of the Thanksgiving hunt. “It’s just always nice to have some birds out there. And at least half of the state or two-thirds of the state that seems to be the case this year,” Bogenschutz says.”Encouraging folks — you know maybe you can sneak out before the Thanksgiving meal — or you know even maybe after to run off some of that turkey and stuffing that you ate.”He says if you can’t hunt on Thanksgiving Day, you can still plan a family hunt through this weekend. The pheasant season opened October 26th and Bogenschutz says you might have a little better luck than you normally at Thanksgiving time.“Typically the birds get hunter wise as we say as the season progresses. But this year with the late crop harvest, there’s still some crop fields that are coming out now. So there’s opportunity if one of those fields get harvested or has been harvested in the last week — there’s a good chance some of those birds haven’t been hunted yet,” according to Bogenchutz.He says birds that have just been forced out of their crop cover by the harvest may not be as good at avoiding hunters.“They might not be as wise as they normally would be if we had a normal crop year and they’d been hunted quite a bit,” he says. The pheasant season runs through January 10th.last_img read more

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SANTA ANITA WILL HONOR THE MEMORY OF THE GREAT GAMELY WITH THE GRADE I, $500,000 GAMELY STAKES FOR FILLIES AND MARES ON MONDAY

first_imgSHEER CLASS–THE LEGENDARY HALL OF FAMER GAMELY POSES FOR PICTURES FOLLOWING HER TRIUMPH OVER STABLEMATE PRINCESSNESIAN IN THE 1968 SANTA MARGARITA HANDICAP AT SANTA ANITA. FROM LEFT TO RIGHT, OWNER WILLIAM HAGGIN PERRY, TRAINER JAMES MALONEY & JOCKEY MANUEL YCAZA BASK IN VICTORY WITH THEIR 4-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER OF BOLD RULER. SANTA ANITA WILL HONOR THE MEMORY OF THE GREAT GAMELY WITH THE GRADE I, $500,000 GAMELY STAKES FOR FILLIES AND MARES ON MONDAY.last_img

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