Nagelsmann: My model is Guardiola’s Barcelona

first_img “Guardiola inspired me a lot, like Thomas Tuchel too, whom I had as a coach in Augsburg. “I have always watched his work, and in particular how his team is projecting itself forward in a fraction of a second after the recovery of the ball. Upd. at 19:33 “He is a very demanding person who leaves nothing to chance. He is a perfectionist. What he achieves at PSG deserves respect. The way he manages Neymar is impressive and coaching PSG, it’s not easy.” RELATED STORIES IN SPORT.ES CEST SPORT.escenter_img “My model is Pep Guardiola from Barcelona,” Nagelsmann explained. Nagelsmann: “MI modelo es el Barça de Guardiola” RB Leipzig coach Julian Nagelsmann spoke to France Football and says his model is Pep Guardiola’s – from the Man City coach’s Barcelona era. “He made his mark at that time [with FC Barcelona], worthy of Johan Cruyff, and few teams managed to master the possession game by playing so high. 01/10/2019 Antoine Griezmann on Messi and needing time to performlast_img read more

There’s life left in them Nelson Leafs

first_imgJust when fans thought it was time to begin drafting the eulogy on 2016-17 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season for the Nelson Leafs the Buds showed some life.Dale Howell had three points to lead the Leafs to a 5-3 victory over the Fernie Ghostriders in KIJHL action Saturday night in the East Kootenay City.Not only does the win snap a six game winless streak but also the Leafs keep their hopes over overtaking the Grand Forks Border Bruins for third spot in the Murdoch Division.last_img

Galway Camogie Convention reaction

first_imgThe Galway County Camogie AGM was held last night in the Loughrea Hotel and Spa. Gerry Hennelly retained his position of County Board Chairman, Claudia Nevin was re-elected Secretary and Bernie Daly is the new Assistant Secretary. Tony O’Donovan is the new Minor Camogie manager and Cathal Murray (pictured) is confirmed as senior manager again for 2019. The following is the full list of officers for 2019… REPRO FREE***PRESS RELEASE NO REPRODUCTION FEE***Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship Round 2, Athenry GAA, Co. Galway 16/6/2018Galway vs WaterfordGalway manager Cathal MurrayMandatory Credit ©INPHO/Laszlo Geczo Chairman – Gerry Hennelly (Ardrahan)Vice Chairman – John O’Gorman (Cappataggle)Secretary – Claudia Nevin (Mullagh)Assistant Secretary – Anne Kearney (Turloughmore)Treasurer – Dessie O’Brien (Mullagh)Assistant Treasurer – Bernie Daly (Mullagh)PRO – James Lundon (Athenry)center_img After the meeting Darren Kelly spoke to Chairman Gerry Hennelly…Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Darren also spoke to Senior team manager Cathal Murray…Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume..print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

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first_imgThe Central Jersey Hawks basketball team will be holding tryouts for its third-, fifth- and sixth-grade boys teams, which have two teams, and their fourth-grade team, which may have a second team.The tryout schedule is as follows: Oct. 16 at 4 p.m. — Fifth-grade boys (2010 NJ State Champs, finished top four in the country, 2011 NJ State Finalists, 2011 National Championship Division I Pool Advancers); blue coaches, Fred Klatsky, Brian Klatsky (732-904-0950) and Tahj Holden; yellow coach Bryce Stanhope. Oct. 16 at 5:45 p.m.— Sixth -grade boys (2011 NJ State Bronze Medalist); blue coaches: Fred Klatsky (732-671-7887) and Nick Dipillo; yellow coach Rob Hill. Oct. 29 at 4 p.m.— Fourth-grade boys (2011 NJ State Champs); Coach Tahj Holden.  Oct. 29 at 5:30 p.m. — Third-grade boys; blue coach Justin Chiera and yellow coach Bryce Stanhope.For more info contact, brian klatsky at or 732-904-0950.The Central Jersey Hawks basketball organization has won three National AAU Championships and 49 N.J. State Championships and has made 23 National AAU Sweet Sixteen appearances. More than 100 former players have gone on to play NCAA basketball. Rutgers University-Newark will run a two-day basketball clinic for boys and girls from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 10 and 11. (Public schools will be closed). The cost is $65 for both days or $40 for one day. Call Joe Loughran at 973-353-1483 for details.last_img read more

Curry still injured, says Kerr

first_imgTwo-time MVP Curry sustained a grade two sprain of his left medial collateral ligament in his first game back from an ankle injury against the Atlanta Hawks on Friday,Curry will be re-evaluated in three weeks, which means he will miss the start of the postseason, according to Kerr.”There’s no way he’s playing the first round,” Kerr told reporters on Sunday, prior to Golden State’s clash with the Utah Jazz.”He’s being re-evaluated in three weeks so we have to be ready to play without him then see how he’s coming along. The good thing is that we’ve been through this.”We went through it last year with KD [Kevin Durant], he missed five weeks or so. It was a similar situation where we had to play without one of our best players and we felt that appropriate fear and turned it up and got it going and when KD came back, he was Finals MVP. There are a lot of similarities and we should feel good about our ability to play through this stuff.”The Warriors essentially are locked into the Western Conference’s second seed behind the Houston Rockets when the NBA playoffs begin on April 14.The Minnesota Timberwolves hold a half-game lead over the Jazz for the seventh spot entering Sunday’s games.last_img read more

30 days mandatory rest proposed for PH boxers

first_imgAccording to Mitra, promoters and managers have proposed to reduce the rest period of boxers from the mandatory 45 days to 30 days, which the professional sports regulatory agency will most likely approve to increase the number of possible fights a boxer can have.It was also brought up that the Philippine rankings should be stretched from 15 to a list of 20 boxers. Only those who are included in the Philippine rankings are allowed by the GAB to fight overseas.The proposed compulsory rest period doesn’t apply to boxers who got knocked out in the ring.ADVERTISEMENT Filipino bets vow strong performance in week 2 Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine EDITORS’ PICK “Sadly, there’s a decline of about 50 percent on pro licensed boxers as well as boxing promotions, which itself has also gone down by 50 percent,” said Mitra, a former provincial governor of Palawan. “Boxing promotions have mellowed down, weakened a bit.”Mitra recently met with boxing promoters and managers to thresh out possible solutions and curb the downward trend.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSCone plans to speak with Slaughter, agentThe GAB chief found that several boxers have opted to jump out of the ring and look for other jobs elsewhere while promoters have not been as aggressive in putting together an attractive fight card.“Of course we’re happy that there’s a resurgence because of Senator Pacquiao,” said Mitra. “He might fight 2 to 3 times more, but we cannot just focus on our superstar. We have to develop new Manny Pacquiaos.” Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND MOST READ Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PH among economies most vulnerable to virus Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esportscenter_img 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas Despite the global popularity of ring icon Manny Pacquiao, professional boxing in the Philippines is ironically on a steady decline.Games and Amusements Board chair Abraham Kahlil Mitra noticed the alarming slide on the number of Filipino pro boxers along with the frequency of local fights organized by promoters.ADVERTISEMENT As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 We are young Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modeslast_img read more

Sanchez grabs double as Arsenal thrash Hull

first_imgSanchez now has six goals in five appearances against the Tigers, whose fine early season form has deserted them, not helped by the club’s on-going take-over talks and continued uncertainty over the future of caretaker manager Mike Phelan, who is yet to accept an offer to take the role full-time.Arsenal’s problems from the penalty spot continued as Sanchez missed the second of the four they’ve been awarded this season after Hull defender Jake Livermore was ordered off shortly before half-time for handball.Theo Walcott’s deftly chipped finish 10 minutes into the second half as the forward sprinted onto a perfectly weighted backheel from Alex Iwobi ensured there was to be no stirring comeback from the hosts.To their credit, Hull made light of their numerical disadvantage and pulled a goal back when Robert Snodgrass converted a penalty after Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech had been penalised for bringing down Dieumerci Mbokani.Sanchez made sure of the points four minutes later, powering home his side’s third after Walcott took the Chile forward’s pass in his stride, only to see his shot blocked by Eldin Jakupovic, the rebound falling invitingly for Arsenal’s outstanding performer.Granit Xhaka, a second-half substitute, provided Wenger with a reminder of his talents with a stoppage-time fourth, the summer arrival form Borussia Monchengladbach finding the top corner in impressive style from 30 yards after accepting a pass from Mohamed Elneny.– Dominance –Arsenal’s Chilean striker Alexis Sanchez shoots and scores during the English Premier League football match between Hull City and Arsenal on September 17, 2016Arsenal should have had more than a 17th minute strike by Sanchez to show for their first-half dominance.Jakupovic managed only to apply a weak parry to a driven cross from Walcott into the path of Iwobi, whose shot from 12 yards found the net via a minimal though significant touch from Sanchez, who was lurking six yards out.Sanchez had already fired over from close range from Walcott’s inviting cut-back, and Jakupovic produced a stunning save low to his right to block Hector Bellerin’s powerfully struck shot, with Mesut Ozil blazing the rebound over.The fortunes of Jakupovic continued on an upward curve after Livermore’s straight red card for blocking a goal-bound Francis Coquelin shot five minutes before the break.With regular penalty-taker Santi Cazorla — who has scored his last seven form the spot — looking on, Sanchez saw his effort saved by Jakupovic low to his right.Hull, who became the first club since Aston Villa eight years ago to name an unchanged line-up in their first five Premier League games, rarely looked likely to end their 101-year wait for a home victory against the Londoners.They created only one moment of danger in the first-half, Snodgrass shooting tamely at the recalled Cech from 15 yards at the culmination of a neat four-man move.Walcott’s first goal since the opening weekend defeat by Liverpool ensured Sanchez wasn’t left to ponder on his penalty miss for too long.And although Abel Hernandez sent an acrobatic kick against the bar, Hull posed only a sporadic threat until the late penalty from Snodgrass as the visitors made it 26 consecutive games without defeat against newly promoted teams.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Alexis Sanchez scored twice as Arsenal thrashed Hull City 4-1.PHOTO/courtesyKINGSTON UPON HULL, United Kingdom, Sep 17 – Alexis Sanchez scored twice as Arsenal secured three consecutive Premier League wins for the first time in nine months with a 4-1 victory at Hull City on Saturday.Sanchez could even afford to miss a first-half penalty at the KCom Stadium — where Hull were reduced to 10 men — as the Gunners continued their recovery following a slow start to the season which saw them take only a point from their first two games.last_img read more

Despite easing of passport policy, new rules loom

first_imgThe application surge is the result of the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative, in effect since January, which required U.S. citizens to use passports when entering the United States from Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean by air. Maura Harty, the assistant secretary for consular affairs, acknowledged the department did not adequately anticipate “the American citizens’ willingness and desire to comply” with the rule “in the timeframe that they did.” Last year, the agency processed 12.1 million passports. This year, officials expect to process about 18 million, she said. The department received 1 million applications in December, 1.8 million January and 1.7 million in February.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The goal is to allow more time to process a flood of passport applications that came in since the rule, one of many enacted after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, took effect this year. Despite that move, security officials said they would proceed, as of January, with a requirement that passports be presented at all U.S. sea and land border crossings. Homeland Security plans to offer a draft in two weeks that spells out how the new rule would be implemented, said spokesman Russ Knocke. Several members of Congress were incredulous, and pledged to force a change in the January deadline. “They have got an awful mess that they can’t handle and they’re going to have to put this whole notion off for another year,” said Rep. Louise Slaughter, D-N.Y., whose district lies along the U.S.-Canadian border. “If there is a mistake to be made, I’m sorry to say DHS will make it.” Sen. George Voinovich, R-Ohio, said Congress had given the State Department the flexibility to wait until June 1, 2009, to carry out the land and sea passport requirements. He strongly urged officials to wait “if it looks like what happened this summer becomes a possibility this winter.” WASHINGTON – Even as it bowed to complaints about vacation-ruining passport delays, the Bush administration insisted Friday it is pressing ahead with restrictions next year that could mean even bigger travel headaches. Responding to protests, the State Department and the Homeland Security Department said they would temporarily relax a rule requiring passports for air travel to Canada, Mexico, Bermuda and the Caribbean. From now until the end of September, they said, travelers would be allowed to fly to those destinations if they present government-issued identification, such as a driver’s license, and a receipt from a State Department Web site showing they had applied for a passport. The reprieve applies only to those with applications pending, not those who apply in coming days for travel later this summer. Travelers with receipts but not passports should expect extra scrutiny. last_img read more

NAACP sues for lenders’ practice

first_imgThe civil-rights group cited studies and public statements attributed to government agencies and other groups that assert blacks have been more likely to receive higher-interest loans than other borrowers. The complaint did not include specific examples of borrowers claiming they were the subject of discrimination. One of the studies was issued last year by the Durham, N.C.-based Center for Responsible Lending. It found that blacks were 31percent to 34percent more likely to be sold subprime loans than whites with the same income and credit-risk profile, the lawsuit states. A majority of blacks in Boston who earned annual salaries from $92,000 to $152,000 also received subprime loans in 2005, according to a National Community Reinvestment Coalition study cited in the lawsuit. “These statistical disparities are not mere happenstance, but instead result from a systematic and predatory targeting of African-Americans,” the lawsuit states. Chris Orlando, a spokesman for Ameriquest, a unit of Orange-based ACC Capital Holdings, one of the nation’s largest subprime lenders, said he could not comment on specifics of the lawsuit because the company had not yet seen it. He added, however, that company lending decisions are based “strictly on objective, statistically proven risk factors.” Christina Pretto, a spokeswoman for New York-based Citigroup, said the company is “absolutely committed to fair lending practices and adheres to what we certainly believe are the leading practices in this industry.” Diane Bergan, a spokeswoman for Prospect Heights, Ill.-based HSBC, said the company hadn’t seen the lawsuit and doesn’t comment on litigation. Bergan pointed out that the company conducts reviews of its lending data and is confident that it is treating its customers “fairly and with integrity.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A call to Seattle-based Washington Mutual Inc. was not immediately returned. Subprime loans are often aimed at borrowers considered by lenders to be a higher risk because of spotty credit histories. Borrowers who obtain such loans can end up paying much more interest. Many people who took out adjustable mortgages or home equity loans at subprime interest rates in recent years have been unable to keep up with increasing payments. That has contributed to a spike in defaults and foreclosures in recent months, with dozens of mortgage lenders going out of business or filing for bankruptcy protection. In the lawsuit, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People contends the lenders have engaged in “institutionalized, systematic racism” and that black homeowners who received subprime loans from the lenders in 2004 were 30percent more likely to get higher interest rates than white borrowers with the same financial qualifications. The NAACP sued a dozen mortgage lenders on Wednesday, claiming the companies discriminated against blacks by steering them into higher- interest, subprime loans while giving more favorable loan terms to white borrowers. The lawsuit, which seeks class-action status, was filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles. It demands a court order barring the lenders from discriminating against blacks and compelling them to comply with fair housing and credit laws. Among the defendants named in the suit are Ameriquest Mortgage Co., Citigroup Inc., HSBC Finance Corp. and Washington Mutual Inc. Ameriquest, Citigroup and HSBC defended their lending practices as fair. last_img read more

‘Philippe Coutinho exit has helped Jurgen Klopp and could make Liverpool better’

first_img“They could be a better team without him.”Philippe Coutinho’s move to Barcelona may not be the disaster for #LFC that many have claimed, explains @Joey7Barton…— The Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast (@SportsBreakfast) January 8, 2018 Philippe Coutinho has joined Barcelona from Liverpool for £142million Joey Barton believes Liverpool could end up a better team without Philippe Coutinho.The talkSPORT presenter rates the Brazilian as an outstanding talent but reckons his move to Barcelona solves a selection headache for Jurgen Klopp and can benefit the Reds in the long run.FULL STORY – Barcelona sign Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho for £142million“Klopp was having an issue, certainly in the Liverpool games I had seen, of getting Coutinho, Mane, Salah and Lallana all into the same side,” explained Barton, speaking on the Sports Breakfast.“It is going to be Mane and Salah either side of Firmino and now he has got only a smaller issue of does he play Wijnaldum or Lallana.“I think it has actually helped Klopp out. He knew he had a player who wanted away, he was getting a load of money for him, he knew he would be able to reinvest in the side.“It is going to sound bizarre to say this because Coutinho was mercurial for them at times but they could actually end up being a better team, a more cohesive team, without Coutinho.“I don’t think he is as good as Hazard. Salah has been more influential than him this season, certainly with his goals.”center_img 1last_img read more