Heat wave in Northeast, East Coast bringing record temperatures

first_imgABC NewsBy MAX GOLEMBO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A heat wave continues to affect the Northeast with more than a dozen record highs tied or broken Sunday from New Hampshire down to Virginia. Some of the records from Sunday include Richmond, Virginia, which reached 101 degrees; Washington, D.C.’s Dulles Airport, which tied its record at 98; Norfolk, Virginia which hit 102 and Manchester, New Hampshire, which peaked at 98 degrees. More records are possible Monday with 15 states from South Carolina to Maine under Heat Advisory and Warnings. Temperatures are expected to reach the 90s with near 100 possible from Hartford, Connecticut to Washington, D.C. Record highs will also be possible in Hartford which is forecast to be 97 and has a record of 100 along with Baltimore which is forecast to be near 100 and the record there is 102.But as they always say, it’s not the heat, it’s the humidity. So Monday will feel like its 100 to 110 degrees from New York City to Washington, D.C. and all the way down to the Carolinas.The big question is how long will this sauna type of weather last? Will we see any relief? There is a weak cold front that is expected to move through the Northeast on Tuesday and some drop in humidity should occur for New England down to New York City and Philadelphia, but down in D.C. and the Carolinas, the scorcher is expected to continue. More substantial cooling and drier air is expected in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic by the end of the week, however. Summer is now half way over and the meteorological fall begins Sept. 1, just a little more than a month away.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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How do Man Utd end Pogba v Mou war? Get rid of both

first_imgHow did it all come to this? Two grown adults squabbling in thinly-veiled public soundbites at a time when the people they represent need them now, more than ever, to sort out their act and get on with performing in the best interests of Manchester United.Paul Pogba and Jose Mourinho. “Oil and water” was how Sir Alex Ferguson likened his relationship with Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola ahead of the Frenchman’s initial departure from Old Trafford as a 19-year-old in 2012, and the same term might well be used for the differences between Pogba and his current manager as the rift between them grows every day.The list of issues is as long as one’s arm, with Mourinho publicly chastising Pogba for his failure to win a header against Newcastle and then picking Scott McTominay ahead of him for the Champions League tie against Sevilla. Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Then there’s Pogba refusing time and again to commit his future to United when questioned during World Cup duty. Mourinho responded by suggesting Pogba’s summer success with France and relative failure with United was due to a short attention span in longer seasons.And that was all even before this season started!The last seven weeks has been one tedious saga after another, with the latest issues resulting in Mourinho telling Pogba he will never again captain United despite having recently served as vice-skipper, and on Wednesday there followed footage of a heated exchange on the training ground after the manager greeted his exuberant midfielder with a message which managed to immediately alter the player’s mood.Whatever their clear disdain for each other – because, let’s face it, this is more than mere dislike right now – there has to be some sort of resolution in the name of progress for the club. And however you look at the present situation, the biggest loser right now is Manchester United.Already eight points adrift on the Premier League ladder and having been this week dumped out of the Carabao Cup by Derby, the last thing the club needs is for this nonsense to continue. But what is the answer?Plainly put, if the two cannot grow up and work out their issues, then at least one of them has to go. And Pogba arguably should be the first out of the door as things stand.Paul Pogba quote on Jose Mourinho Manchester UnitedThe 25-year-old, normally known for shunning many an invitation to speak to the press, has taken glee from stopping in the mixed zone on numerous occasions already this season as he seeks opportunities to stick the knife in.“There are things that I cannot say otherwise I will get fined,” is Pogba attempting to make a point of the fact all is not well. “I am not the manager, I cannot, like, say that, but obviously we should show more options of playing,” is not the rhetoric of somebody working for the group cause.Right now, Pogba couldn’t be doing a better job of alienating himself among the United fan base if he tried. But then the suggestion that he is attempting to do exactly that is not beyond the question either, as repeated talk of interest from Barcelona, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain will always pique the curiosity of Raiola. And when the super-agent sniffs a great deal for himself and his players, he rarely loses the scent.For as long as Pogba is taking every opportunity to land a snide counter-blow every time Mourinho opens his mouth, there is no hope of anything but open warfare between the two. And if the club are to maintain a grip on the runaway power that players have to dictate the course of the organisation’s destiny whenever the whim takes them, they need to side with their manager and make a statement.If United had backed players over the manager every time Ferguson had a run-in with one of his stars, the great Scot could have been sacked a million times over and the club would likely have come nowhere near the success they achieved. The likes of Ryan Giggs, Lee Sharpe, David Beckham, Roy Keane, Wayne Rooney and many others would all have had their United careers curtailed long before they eventually moved on.Paul Pogba Manchester United 2018-19But all of that is not to say that Mourinho is untouchable. Fundamentally, it is results which should always dictate a manager’s job security and, quite simply, United’s form is hardly helping the Portuguese’s case.There is every possibility that Mourinho could outlast Pogba at Old Trafford only to remain a sitting duck thanks to his inability to get the best out of this squad. Sure, the group ought to have been strengthened further in the summer, but the players he has are still massively underperforming and he has to sort that sooner rather than later.It should not be the Pogba war which brings about the end of Mourinho’s tenure, but it could end up helping to be a deciding factor nonetheless. Should January arrive with the manager encouraging the board to allow Pogba to leave in a bid to allow everyone to move on there are two scenarios which would potentially come into play.If United are flying and back in with a shout of Champions League football and potentially even an outside interest in the title race, then Mourinho’s words will carry some gravitas. In those circumstances, a petition to sell Pogba might be agreed upon by executive vice-chair Ed Woodward and the board.Ed Woodward, Jose MourinhoBut should they continue their struggles through the autumn, by the time the transfer window comes around what board of directors is going to be convinced to sell their biggest playing asset by a manager whose own future would be very much up in the air? Flog potentially your best player because a dead man walking asks you to? Doubtful.As such, United’s results over the next three months become monumental for Mourinho. Not just because he needs to get his side back into a position of strength but also because on a personal level he must regain a position of true power when it comes to the club’s decision-makers choosing between him and Pogba.But even if he sees the back of Pogba, the chances of Mourinho lasting much longer than the Frenchman appear narrow given the current state of affairs. Because this story is oh so typically Jose Mourinho.Whether it is Iker Casillas, Eva Carneiro, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Luke Shaw, Anthony Martial or Paul Pogba, it appears that Mourinho always has to be grappling with somebody to take the attention away from the graver issues beneath the surface.Selling Pogba would not mark the end of the problems, and nor would siding with the player and sacking the manager.With a player looking to undermine his manager and a manager picking fights wherever he can, United’s best resolution might well be to find exit strategies for the pair of them.But until that time comes, the only thing that can be guaranteed is that the fireworks will continue behind the microphones around Old Trafford way. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

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Boomsday! Seahawks Stun Packers

first_imgPlagued by turnovers and outplayed much of Sunday by Green Bay, the Seahawks staged an improbable comeback and beat the Packers 28-22 in overtime. Russell Wilson, who struggled until the final minutes, hit Jermaine Kearse for a 35-yard touchdown 3:19 into the extra period on the only possession.The Seahawks became the first defending champion to make the Super Bowl in 10 years, and will play the winner of the AFC title game between Indianapolis and New England. How they got there was stunning.Seattle (14-4) trailed 19-7 with about four minutes remaining and had been ineffective on offense all game. Wilson finally put a drive together with passes to Doug Baldwin and Marshawn Lynch — initially ruled a touchdown but called back because he stepped out. Wilson finished with a 1-yard scoring run to cut the lead to 19-14 with 2:09 left.Seattle recovered a bobbled onside kick at the 50, and Lynch sped and powered his way to a 24-yard TD run. Wilson’s desperate 2-point conversion pass was hauled in by Luke Willson to make it 22-19.Then Aaron Rodgers led the Packers (13-5) to Mason Crosby’s fifth field goal, from 48 yards with 14 seconds to go to force overtime.Then Wilson and Kearse struck, with Kearse — the target on all four interceptions Wilson threw — beating Tramon Williams on the winning pass. Kearse caught the winning TD in last year’s conference title win over San Francisco, too.“Just making the plays at the end and keep believing,” said Wilson, who was overwhelmed and sobbing after the game. “There was no doubt … we had no doubt as a team.”Kearse, who has caught touchdown passes in four straight postseason games, and several other Seahawks leaped into the stands behind the end zone, saluting the stadium-record crowd of 68,538. Wilson ran through cameramen to jump on Kearse’s back, and defensive end Michael Bennett borrowed a bicycle from a police officer and rode around the edge of the field saluting the “12s.”Until the final minutes, there seemed to be no doubt the Packers were headed to the big game Feb. 1 in Glendale, Arizona. Despite All-Pro quarterback Rodgers’ injured calf that had him limping much of the game, Green Bay and its overlooked defense was carrying the day.But special teams trickery lifted the Seahawks back into the game after falling behind 16-0. Their first touchdown came on a fake field goal when holder Jon Ryan threw 19 yards to tackle eligible Garry Gilliam in the third quarter. After Wilson made it 19-14, Chris Matthews recovered the onside kick that Packers tight end Brandon Bostick couldn’t gather.Lynch, who rushed for 257 yards on 25 carries as the one consistent offensive force Seattle had, wouldn’t be denied with 1:25 remaining.The 16-point comeback was the largest ever in a conference title game. The Colts defeated the Patriots after trailing 21-6 in 2006.And after the Packers tied it, Seattle wouldn’t be denied in overtime, winning the coin toss and going 87 yards in six plays.“It takes everybody and everybody had to contribute to get that done,” coach Pete Carroll said. “It was so much heart, so much belief today. Somehow, somehow we pulled it out.”TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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Bluebird jet boat floats again 51 years after fatal crash

first_imgLONDON – The famed jet boat Bluebird returned to the water Saturday for the first time since a 1967 crash that killed pilot Donald Campbell during a world speed-record attempt.Watched by well-wishers including Campbell’s daughter Gina Campbell, the sleek blue hydroplane was lowered into Loch Fad on Scotland’s Isle of Bute, where it will undergo low-speed tests.Campbell had already set eight land and water speed records when he attempted to break his own 276.3 mph (445 kph) water-speed record on Jan. 4, 1967 on Coniston Water in northwest England’s Lake District.The jet-powered Bluebird roared past 300 mph (482 kph) before it vaulted into the air, flipped and crashed into the lake, breaking in two and killing the 45-year-old Campbell.It was 34 years before divers managed to raise the Bluebird’s wreckage from the bottom of 150-foot (45-meter) deep lake in March 2001.Human remains were found near the boat and confirmed by DNA testing as belonging to Campbell. In September 2001, his body was taken on a final boat trip around the lake where he died before being buried in a nearby churchyard.A team has been working for 17 years to restore the vessel and hopes to return it to the Lake District next year.The plans to rebuild the Bluebird faced some opposition, but gained support from Gina Campbell, who was 17 when her father died. On Saturday, she held her father’s mascot — a stuffed bear named Mr. Whoppit that was recovered from Coniston Water after the crash.She said she was “overwhelmed” by the occasion.“I hope my dad’s looking down from above and telling everybody what a good job was done,” she told the BBC.last_img read more

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Turner turns on the heat as Oz level series with 4wicket win

first_imgMohali: Unheralded Ashton Turner took an experienced Indian attack to the cleaners with some unbelievable hitting, helping Australia chase down a record breaking target of 359 runs and level the five-match series here Sunday. It was the highest ever total that Indian team failed to defend in its ODI history, losing the game by four wickets. Playing only his second ODI, Turner hit an unbeaten 84 off 43 balls with five boundaries and as many six sixes to help Australia win in only 47.5 overs. Earlier in the day, Shikhar Dhawan fired India to 358 for nine with a sublime 143 off 115 balls. Also Read – Dhoni, Paes spotted playing football togetherThe partnership of 86 off 39 balls between Turner and Alex Carey became the turning point after Peter Handscomb and Usman Khawaja had set the platform with a 192-run third-wicket stand. The big lad, who has been a designated finisher for Big Bash League side Perth Scorchers, showed his finishing skills against world’s best death bowler Jasprit Bumrah (3/63), hitting him for an effortless ramp shot. The swagger with which he lofted Bhuvneshwar Kumar (1/67) over long-on and deep mid-wicket, earned him a few fans among the home crowd and the poor Indian fielding did help his cause with Kedar Jadhav and Shikhar Dhawan dropping sitters. Also Read – Andy Murray to make Grand Slam return at Australian OpenTurner used his big reach to hit those big sixes down the ground off Kuldeep and Chahal. Khawaja (91 off 99 balls) and Handscomb (117 off 105 ) set the tone as they played Yuzvendra Chahal (1/64 in 10 overs) and Kuldeep Yadav (1/80 in 10 overs) with ease. The duo kept Australia in the hunt taking 73 runs off Vijay Shankar (0/29 in 5 overs) and Kedar Jadhav (0/44)’s combined 10-over spell. Khawaja and Handscomb found the gaps with ease and the dew made it difficult for the Indian spinners with ball looking like a slippery bar of soap. Khawaja was finally done in by a short ball from Bumrah and once Handscomb was dismissed, India were smelling victory but Turner changed it all. Batting first, India looked a completely different side with opening duo putting on 193 runs on arguably the flattest track on offer during the ongoing series. While Dhawan got his 16th hundred in ODIs, vice-captain Rohit (95 off 92 balls) missed out on what could have been a very well-deserved 23rd hundred with Australian bowlers looking like lambs for slaughter. Pat Cummins (5/70 in 10 overs) and Jhye Richardson (3/85 in 9 overs) shared the spoils but were taken to task by the Indian openers for their wayward bowling. Dhawan, who last reached a three-figure mark against Pakistan in an Asia Cup match in September 2018, was in fluent touch from the onset, hitting 18 fours and three sixes. It released the pressure on Rohit, who initially was watchful even as Dhawan went after the bowling. With another opening slot hopeful KL Rahul inducted into the playing XI, the 33-year-old Dhawan finally looked to have been shaken out of his comfort zone and played like only he could. On a ground where it all started with a dream Test debut back in 2013 against the same opposition, the southpaw decided to ease any worries that the team management had with regards to his form going into the World Cup. With left-arm seamer Jason Behrendorff and premier speedster Pat Cummins feeding him on his legs, Dhawan got a flurry of boundaries inside the first six overs. There is a saying about Dhawan that if he gets a cover drive in the initial overs, he is a difficult man to stop. On a track, where the bowlers needed to pitch it further up, the Aussies bowled short and it helped Dhawan to muscle it through the mid-wicket region repeatedly. Glenn Maxwell’s (0/61 in 8 overs) venom-less off-breaks were like cannon fodder for Dhawan, who deposited two half-trackers for maximum. Rohit also gained in confidence as lofted Adam Zampa (1/57 in 10 overs) for a huge six. Finch (/22 in 3 overs) introduced himself but his friendly slow left-arm bowling was treated with contempt by Rohit. He picked up Richardson’s slow bouncers and guided one behind square and pulled one in-front. However, in his bid to reach the three-figure mark with a six, he deposited the third one down deep mid-wicket’s throat with five to get for his hundred. Dhawan continued to attack as he surpassed his previous best of 137 against South Africa at the MCG during the 2015 World Cup. He looked good for a double hundred but was out trying to give Cummins the charge but the platform for a big score was set by then.last_img read more

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DSP booked for accumulating disproportionate assets

first_imgGhaziabad: Ghaziabad police have booked a senior police officer of Deputy Superintendent of Police rank who has been posted as DSP of PAC in Ghaziabad on accumulating undeclared wealth and unaccountable assets. Police officials said that the senior cop has been booked after a report was sent to DGP-UP police and he ordered to lodge an FIR into the case.According to police, the accused has been identified as Ashok Kumar, a resident New Vijay Nagar area in Ghaziabad. Cops added that Kumar is currently posted as Assistant commander of 47th battalion of PAC of Ghaziabad. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder”Upon receiving the directions from Director General of Police (DGP), an FIR under charges of corruption was lodged against Kumar. The DGP acted upon the investigation report sent to the office in Lucknow and upon finding the discrepancies, a case was lodged,” said a senior police officer of Ghaziabad police. The officer further said that an enquiry was set up for Kumar’s income between January 1, 2004 to December 31, 2012 which revealed an expenditure of Rs 47.49 lakhs. However, the examination of wealth under him and his wife’s name revealed value of Rs 1. 43 crore, which is almost 201% more than his wealth. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsThe report also said that Kumar owned illegal property in various cities of NCR region while he had accumulated disproportionate assets during his service. “Acting on the directions from Police headquarters, an FIR under the section of 13.1A (Criminal misconduct by a public servant) and 13.2 (Any public servant who commits criminal misconduct shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which shall be not less than one year but which may extend to seven years and shall also be liable to fine) of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 has been registered against Kumar,” added officer. Meanwhile Kumar denied all the charged imposed on him citing time to be fake and it has been a conspiracy against him.last_img read more

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These sporting activities to be kept outside DU quota

first_imgNew Delhi: The administration of Delhi University has decided to exempt some of the sports from the ambit of sports quota. A member of Delhi University standing committee stated, “committee members have collaboratively decided to include only those games in the sports quota, which fall under the category of Olympics, Asiad and Common Wealth Games.””Accordingly some games that will be deluded from the sports quota are Korfball, Soft ball (excluded only for boys), Handminton, Ball badminton, Baseball and yoga, Though, yoga is included in ECA (Extra Curricular Activities),” official said. Also Read – Odd-Even: CM seeks transport dept’s views on exemption to women, two wheelers, CNG vehicles”Apart from this Kho-Kho, Cricket and Chess will stay in the sports quota. Previously 33 games were included under sports quota but now only 27 games will remain,” official added. Though, the experts are expecting this year that admissions rate through sports quota will fall this year as the Admission Council of DU has instructed every college of its university to reserve 1 per cent seats for ECA among the 5 percent sports quota. Total seats calculating both the quotas is 3,100. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: JavadekarThe official further added that the standing committee has sent three proposals to the Academic Council- The DU entrance exam should be taken in both English and Hindi Medium. The exams include every other programmes excluding the language programme. The students from government schools and village areas should be provided 1 per cent reservation in cut-off. The ward quota reservation for teaching and non-teaching staff should be increased. Presently 3 seats for each category is reserved.last_img read more

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Opinion Ohio State regains top form with JT Barrett starting

OSU redshirt sophomore quarterback J.T. Barrett (16) runs with the ball during a game against Rutgers on Oct. 24 at High Point Solutions Stadium. OSU won, 49-7. Credit: Samantha Hollingshead / Photo EditorAfter Saturday’s 49-7 win against Rutgers, it is apparent that redshirt sophomore quarterback J.T. Barrett has earned his starting position within the offensive unit.Ohio State coach Urban Meyer announced last week the news of Barrett starting over redshirt junior Cardale Jones for the first time in the 2015 season. Barrett was able to take the reins in the 2014 season as the previous starter, Braxton Miller, was injured before the season even began.Barrett went 11-1 as the starting quarterback before he was injured with a broken ankle in the fourth quarter against Michigan on Nov. 29 while the Buckeyes led 28-21. Jones then stepped into the starting position leading the Buckeyes through three major wins, one being the National Championship.After the celebration of the team’s success had finally settled down, the two quarterbacks geared up for one of the most publicized quarterback battles in college football history.The decision to claim one starter above the other seemed inevitable to all fans, but when it came down to it, the coaches had a much tougher decision, as both Jones and Barrett have a multitude of valuable qualities that they bring to the field.Jones’ confidence on and off the field gave him the ability to lead the Buckeyes to a 10-0 record as the starting quarterback. Meanwhile, Meyer has described Barrett as a “humble perfectionist,” which is shown through his leadership, as evidenced by the fact that he was voted as a captain this season.While both quarterbacks have different attributes that allow them to shine, the decision to claim one over the other as starter just didn’t seem possible. Within the first seven games for the Buckeyes, both Jones and Barrett saw significant time, allowing both athletes to make a case for why each deserves the big spot. With the OSU offense looking in disarray, the coaching staff looked for an answer, and they found it against Penn State.It wasn’t until the “Dark Night at the ‘Shoe” that the decision was clear. Barrett went from the red zone quarterback to taking over for Jones full time in the second half. Winning 38-10 over Penn State revealed the high-powered Buckeyes we all remember from the 2014 season.After Barrett was named the starting quarterback following his performance against Penn State, the stage was set for the game against Rutgers. He proved himself more than worthy of the starting position by leading the Buckeyes to their most impressive blowout of a lesser opponent this season. Barrett led the Buckeyes to a 49-7 win in which he had 324 total yards of offense, with three passing touchdowns and two rushing touchdowns.The Buckeyes’ offense finally revealed what the defending champions’ fans have been waiting to see this season. As the Buckeyes took the field with their new starting quarterback it was as if a sense of rejuvenation, readiness and confidence had been draped upon them; the team was and now is more ready than ever before.With Barrett leading the charge, we all witnessed the best game performed by OSU thus far.Although it may be eight games into the season, the Buckeyes finally look like they have a vision in mind for a second straight championship. As the captain led the team to victory, one can conclude that, with Barrett in the starting position, the Buckeyes have a bright future ahead. read more

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Mens soccer Pivotal match looming for Buckeyes against No 25 Michigan State

“Obviously, overall our season isn’t going the way we wanted it to,” OSU coach John Bluem said. “The conference gives you that chance to forget about the nonconference matches. It gives you that chance to still make a statement.” A big reason for Sparty’s success has been the play of redshirt sophomore goalkeeper Jimmy Hague. Hague, who has started all eight games, has made 30 saves this season; good enough for a .833 save percentage and 0.76 goals against average. “This is our top priority right now,” senior forward Danny Jensen said. “After that we just have to get some wins on the road and get back to .500. Then we have to try to make a little run to get to where we want to be.” Now at the halfway point in the season, the Buckeyes stand at 3-7. They have yet to win a road game, with four of the team’s losses coming outside of Columbus. Not all is lost, however, as OSU began Big Ten play with a 2-1 record. The Buckeyes will have a chance to improve that record this Sunday, as they take on No. 25 Michigan State at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium at 2 p.m. Jensen, who was named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week after his hat trick against Valparaiso, scored his team-leading fourth goal for the Buckeyes in the 3-2 loss to SIUE on Wednesday. Jensen leads the team with 11 points. The Big Ten remains wide open at this stage of the season. There is a four-way tie for second place at 2-1, which Ohio State shares with Michigan State, Wisconsin, and Penn State. “We will be ready, and we will come out and play as hard as we can,” Bluem said. “Certainly with the away game looming at No. 13 Maryland next week, it is a must win on Sunday for us.” With matchups against Michigan State and Maryland on the horizon, the Buckeyes are in a stretch where they will face some of their toughest competition yet. They must be up to the task if they wish to keep their season alive. On offense, Michigan State is lead by sophomore forward Ryan Sierakowski. Sierakowski has tallied seven points for the Spartans on three goals, which were all game-winners, and one assist. Sierakowski has taken 23 shots on the season, nine more than the next most on the team.For the Buckeyes, winning the Big Ten is the first thing on their mind. They know the upcoming stretch can make or break those aspirations. “You only play eight conference matches and on Sunday that’s our fourth,” Bluem said. “If we can win that game and move to 3-1 that might give us a little separation from teams behind us and it will put us into that top group.” For the Buckeyes, who finished first in the Big Ten a season ago with a conference record of 5-2-1, dreams of a repeat remain very much alive. OSU has lost its last two games, an away match at Bowling Green and a home contest against Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. The Spartans will provide quite the challenge. At 6-2 overall this season, Michigan State has limited opponents to only six goals through eight games. Their only in-conference loss came on the road last Friday to Maryland, who currently leads the Big Ten at 3-0-1. OSU senior midfielder Ben Fitzpatrick looks to gather possession of the ball in the second half against Rutgers on Sept. 18, 2016. Credit: Gene Ross | Lantern reporterThe Ohio State men’s soccer team has not yet performed to its potential this year. “Looking forward I think we have to focus on the Big Ten especially,” senior defender Austin Bergstrom said. “We are still in the race for the conference title. Having two wins and one loss right now is good. Hopefully we can build on that.” read more

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Neymar must stop diving – Matthaus

first_imgBrazilian playmaker, Neymar has been told to cut out the diving by Germany legend Lothar Matthaus, ESPN reports.Neymar is one of the best footballers in the world who does not need to overreact or exaggerate every tackle as it does not go down well with the rest of the players and fans watching, claims Matthaus.The PSG superstar has come under heavy criticism over his on-field antics and gimmicks whenever he is fouled.Neymar who has two goals to his name at this World Cup has been drawing the attention of the cameras and opponents for his play acting. With Mexican players calling him out in the media before their second-round clash at the tournament.Neymar responds to PSG criticism with a stunning winner Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Despite all the backlash he got today at Parc des Princes, Neymar responded by scoring a stunning winner vs Strasbourg.We all knew that Neymar’s…“Why does he need acting? He is an exceptional player, one of the top players in the world, he does need to do it” Matthaus told reporters.“It won’t bring any sympathy towards him. Diego Maradona didn’t do it, Messi doesn’t do it. The World Cup needs players like him but not the acting one.”Matthaus, who captained Germany to a World Cup win in 1990 has also criticised Colombia for their actions in their second-round defeat to England via penalties on Tuesday evening.“The Colombians had one in the 1990s with Carlos Valderrama, now they have about six players playacting,” he added.last_img read more

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