Milan lost 3-2 at South Dearborn last night.Winners included #1 singles Jordan Burton in straight sets 6-3, 6-3 and #1 doubles Josh Bixler and Peyton Cann 6-7. 7-6. 6-2!JV winner with his 1st victory Dalton Messer won 8-4.Indians are back in action next Wednesday vs. Lawrenceburg.Courtesy of Chris Hawk-Milan High School.
Press Association “I think people were starting to think (before the two wins) that we’d switched off and that we were going to coast to the end of the season. “That hurt us to be truthful because that isn’t the way that this team is. The bunch of lads we have are not like that.” Foster added: “We are as hungry to win games now as we were back in August. “We go into games wanting desperately to win. “We want to build on the great start we had and finish as high up in the table as we possibly can.” The Baggies reached the 40-point mark – generally regarded as the accustomed safety target – via back-to-back wins over Liverpool and Sunderland. But Foster bristles at the suggestion that Albion will now ease up and slip into a comfort zone. “Nobody here is treating the rest of the season as a holiday just because we’re nearly safe,” he said. Keeper Ben Foster insists none of the West Brom players will be treating the next three months “as a holiday” despite guaranteeing a fourth successive season of Barclays Premier League football.
On-loan Everton striker Romelu Lukaku marked his home debut in emphatic style with two goals in a deserved 3-2 victory over Newcastle which ended up being far more nervy than it should have been. Ever since he arrived on deadline day he was talked about as being the Toffees’ game-changer, and he duly delivered on his league debut last time out with a late winner at West Ham. Within two minutes he had opened up the visitors’ defence but his cheeky backheel into the net was the clue he already knew the flag had gone up. Three minutes later there was no reprieve as Mirallas left Davide Santon trailing in his wake to cross low for Lukaku to stroke home despite Tim Krul’s best efforts to keep out the shot. Lukaku and Barkley had a practice run for the second goal when the big striker laid the ball off for the attacking midfielder to fire first-time wide of the far post. They perfected the move midway through the half when Sylvain Distin and Mirallas picked out Lukaku who fed Barkley through the middle and he charged past Coloccini to clip past Krul for the academy graduate’s first Goodison goal. The speed with which manager Roberto Martinez has successfully implemented his passing game so soon after David Moyes’ departure is testament to both him and the intelligence of the players and their willingness to commit to a new way of working. But Everton’s third goal was pure route one as goalkeeper Tim Howard’s punt downfield was seized upon by Lukaku, easily beating a statuesque Coloccini and rounding Krul before gleefully firing into the open net from close range. Lukaku found the net again but was denied by another offside flag before Newcastle finally registered their first shot, Howard easily saving low from Hatem Ben Arfa. It was the last act for the Frenchman who made way for Cabaye at the start of the second half, and within six minutes his compatriot had pulled one back with a blistering long-range strike. But there was to be no inspiring comeback like the 4-4 against Arsenal from an even worse position in 2011 and, even though Remy poked home from close range late on, it was little consolation. That statistic alone, even before taking into account this performance in which he also had the ball in the net two other occasions in the first half but was denied by an offside flag – will prompt more awkward questions of Jose Mourinho’s judgement in allow the 20-year-old to spend another season away from Stamford Bridge. The fact he has scored more league goals (three) this campaign than all the strikers the Portuguese has at his disposal looks like another glaring error by the two-time Champions League-winning manager. Lukaku’s fledging partnership with Ross Barkley, playing behind in the hole, also resulted in Everton’s other goal as the 19-year-old collected a lay-off from the Belgian to score Everton’s second after charging through the middle of an obliging Magpies defence. Everton’s passing was fast and crisp and Kevin Mirallas often, and right-back Seamus Coleman slightly less frequently, tore the left side of the visiting team to shreds. But Newcastle, who have won one of their last 11 league trips to Goodison Park and have taken just 16 points from their last 23 away games, were woeful in the first half. Captain Fabricio Coloccini and centre-back partner Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa were abject at best and it was no surprise to see the latter replaced by Mike Williamson at half-time. However, it was fellow substitute Yohan Cabaye, a surprise omission from the starting line-up, who made Newcastle’s only real impact with a brilliant 30-yard strike just after the interval. But even conceding their first goal in 11 hours 27 minutes could not knock Everton out of their stride and Loic Remy’s 89th minute goal gave the scoreline a lop-sided look. It was not as if Newcastle had not had due warning about the threat of Lukaku. The Belgium international’s performance was one, but not the only, reason why his new team displaced parent club Chelsea in fourth place as the Toffees made it six matches unbeaten – a league start not matched for seven years. Lukaku has now scored six goals in his last five Barclays Premier League appearances, having netted a hat-trick in his final match on loan at West Brom last season. Press Association
When Gunners forward Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain handled the ball in the penalty area in the 15th minute of Arsenal’s 6-0 defeat to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, Marriner incorrectly showed left-back Gibbs a red card. He apologised following the game before the Football Association rescinded the red card and decided against punishing Oxlade-Chamberlain. Press Association Referee Andre Marriner admits he has agonised over the blunder that saw him wrongly dismiss Arsenal defender Kieran Gibbs on Saturday. Marriner will officiate the Barclays Premier League meeting between Southampton and Newcastle this weekend, but admits he has analysed the mistake he made in west London “to death” this week. Speaking to the Telegraph, he said: “It knocks you for six to be honest. There’s a lot of talk out there that referees make decisions, go home and don’t care about it but that’s so far from the truth. “You’re continuously playing the incident over in your mind. You think about how you could’ve arrived at the right decision and ‘what could I have done differently?’. “You draw from all these other different sorts of aspects to try and find the reasons why you’ve made a mistake but equally the best thing you can do is try to park it and move on because this incident happened in the 15th minute of the game. “Afterwards I analysed it to death.” The 43-year-old has received support from his colleagues within the Select Group of Referees and from the Professional Game Match Officials’ Limited (PGMOL). Ahead of his return to top-flight officiating at St Mary’s on Saturday afternoon, Marriner hopes he has got his “mojo” back following a week to forget. “I made a high profile mistake last weekend but it’s like a player who misses a penalty or a goalkeeper who fails to make an easy save, you want to get back out there the week after to put those demons right,” Marriner added. “I’m delighted by the (PGMOL) decision, it shows what my bosses think of me as a referee and hopefully I won’t let them down and I’ll be able to go out on Saturday and perform at my usual high standard. “I’ve met all my colleagues this week so I’ve received a little bit of banter from them which has been good natured. I’ve been down in the dumps and it’s made me smile and hopefully I’ve got my mojo back.” The incident has sparked fresh calls for the introduction of video replays to the touchline, from which fourth officials could help the match referee make a more informed decision. But Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore believes that, because such mishaps occur so infrequently, there is no urgent need to overhaul the current application of technology. He told Sky Sports News: “I think there’s a discussion to be had about where you can use it for purely factual matters. “Last weekend’s incident – I won’t try to minimise it – was a once-in-every-23-years type of occurrence and I’ve never even seen a defender throw himself at a shot and make such a good save. “It was literally so close and right behind the goalkeeper. “The first thing is that it happens so rarely and the second is that if one of the fourth officials had taken more time over the decision, things might have come out differently.” Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger feels Marriner should not be vilified for an “honest mistake”, but believes referees do need additional help from technology to make the correct calls in testing circumstances. He said: “(From) where I was, I did not see the difference between Chamberlain and Gibbs as well, so I believe that maybe the referee needs more assistance to make the right decision. “He (Marriner) does not have to do that (apologise personally), I trust his honesty. He made a mistake – it can happen. “We did not lose on top of that, the game became much more difficult for us of course, down 3-0 with 10 men, but I completely accept the fact Andre Marriner is an honest referee and a good referee. “He did not do that on purpose, it was accidental.” Wenger added: ” When they have a doubt, and I have said many times, the referees should have video assistance on his demand. “For a long long time I plead for video, only on that purpose, when the referee feels he needs assistance, he should have that resource. “I believe it would be very good to give them that opportunity, they need help, the game is too quick today for everybody to master everything.”
Hull are battling to avoid relegation from the Barclays Premier League and confirmed they have suspended the player. A club spokesman would not divulge the reason for the decision. The Tigers issued a short statement on Friday which read: ” The Football Association has suspended Hull midfielder Jake Livermore. “Following suspension by the FA the club has subsequently suspended Jake Livermore pending further investigations to be made by the FA and our own internal disciplinary procedures. “The club is unable to make any further comment during this process.” The player’s agent could not be reached for comment. The Football Association released a statement on Friday evening announcing a player, who it did not name but was believed to be Livermore, had been suspended. The statement read: “In line with its anti-doping regulations the FA can confirm it has issued a provisional suspension to a participant following a positive test for a prohibited substance. The FA will make no further comment until it has completed its investigations into this matter.” FA rules indicate the player could be facing a ban of between six months and two years if the positive results are confirmed. Press Association Hull midfielder Jake Livermore has been suspended by his club and the Football Association after failing a drugs test. The 25-year-old tested positive for a banned substance after playing in Hull’s win at Crystal Palace on April 25. The Daily Telegraph reported the drug found in the sample he provided was cocaine, which is considered recreational but as an illegal substance is still on football’s banned list. Livermore, whose solitary England cap came in a friendly against Italy in 2012, joined Hull on a season-long loan from Tottenham in 2013 and completed a permanent move in June last year. He has played in 35 of his team’s 36 league games this season – scoring in the home defeat against his former club in November. The Tigers, who play at Spurs on Saturday before finishing their campaign with a home match against Manchester United, are currently two points from safety. Players failing drug tests is a rare occurrence. Of 1,604 checks carried out last season, there were only four violations. The highest profile drug-use case in the English leagues involved goalkeeper Mark Bosnich. The Australian was c harged by the FA with breaching doping regulations and bringing the game into disrepute after testing positive for cocaine in December 2002. Chelsea sacked Bosnich and although he then appealed to the Premier League, it concluded he was not unfairly dismissed. He was banned for nine months in April 2003. Chelsea also sacked Romania striker Adrian Mutu in 2004 after he too tested positive for cocaine. West Ham’s Shaun Newton received a seven-month suspension after testing positive for cocaine following an FA Cup semi-final in 2006, while R ushden & Diamonds goalkeeper Billy Turley was banned for six months and sacked by his club following a positive test for the same drug in 2004. Rio Ferdinand, then at Manchester United, received an eight-month ban after missing a drugs test in September 2003. The player passed a test 36 hours later but was nevertheless hit with the lengthy punishment.
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The President of Nigeria Volleyball Federation, Musa Nimrod while congratulating the duo emphasised that the seminar “is what is required of coaches that will lead any team to the World Championship.”He charged them to be good ambassadors of the country, the federation and their families throughout their stay in Kenya.Nimrod expressed with great hope that the seminar will further enhance the performance of Nigeria’s team at the World Junior Volleyball Tournament in Tunisia later this yearCoaches Sanni and Adekalu appreciated the federation for the great opportunity given them to acquire more knowledge and latest techniques and skills to improve the standard of the game of volleyball in Nigeria.“The success of any sports is based on the developmental programmes embarked upon by the administrators with a view to producing athletes that will take over from the tired and retired ones, this is what Engineer Musa Nimrod led board is doing,” Coach Sanni Mohammed declared.They coaches left the shores of Nigeria last night for the seminar scheduled to hold between March 1 and 6 in Kenya.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram As parts of its plans to make Nigeria proud at the forthcoming World U-19 Junior Volleyball Championship in Tunisia, the Nigeria Volleyball Federation is sending two national coaches on a High Performance Seminar.The coaches, Sani Musa Mohammed and Adeniyi Adekalu were chosen by the federation owing to their performances in qualifying for the World Championship coming tops at the Africa U-19 Volleyball Youth Games in Algiers in 2018.Coaches Sanni and Adekalu will be joining their counterparts from the qualified countries at the 5th Confederation of Africa Volleyball (CAVB) High Performance Seminar in Nairobi, Kenya with a view to learning latest techniques and skills in the game.
It was a tale of two penalties as the USA reached the Women’s World Cup final at the expense of Germany.Tournament top scorer Celia Sasic missed her kick while USA captain Carli Lloyd scored hers, and Kelley O’Hara finished a neat team combination move off to send the twice-champions through. The USA had recalled Megan Rapinoe and Lauren Holiday after their suspensions, and the revamped line-up was their most impressive so far.Alex Morgan had two excellent chances in the first half but found herself nervous as the goal opened up in front of her and Nadine Angerer loomed, fluffing both. Germany were strangely subdued, with Sasic, Anja Mittag and substitute Dzsenifer Marozsan all struggling to make an impact.The first half was interrupted by a clash of heads, leaving Morgan Brian looking very pale and Alexandra Popp bleeding heavily from a head wound. Both players continued in the game after a four-minute delay.Sasic had the opportunity to put Germany ahead on the hour with a penalty kick, awarded after Julie Johnston hauled Popp down in the box. Hope Solo dived the wrong way, but Sasic placed her kick the wrong side of the post.Then less than ten minutes later, Annike Krahn was unfortunate to see referee Teodora Albon point to the spot when she fouled Morgan just outside the area. Lloyd, however, made no mistake from 12 yards. Substitute Kelley O’Hara wrapped it up, crowning some good teamwork by linking up with fellow sub Abby Wambach and Lloyd to prod home with a few minutes remaining.–
Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers Another update:LeBron James mural was removed by the same guy who painted it because it was drawing too much attention.. pic.twitter.com/JWlzoTqBeU— Lakers Dynasty 👑 #LakersNation (@LakersDynasty32) July 11, 2018 In honor of the LeBron James’ commitment to join the Los Angles Lakers as a free agent, a mural was painted of the former NBA MVP in a purple and gold jersey. How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed Here is the latest mural of James in Southern California. Yes it was quickly vandalized as well. Related Articles Here is the original process it took to create the mural: AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersWhile it would appear that most of Los Angeles supports James’ decision to play for the team, some do not.Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.Images and videos have appeared online showing the vandalized mural.Well that didn’t last long smh pic.twitter.com/Jjq0rrEM43— LWOS LA Lakers (@LWOSLALakers) July 8, 2018 Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs Phrases on the mural now include: “We don’t want you.”“No King” and “3-6,” referring to James’ record in NBA Finals appearances, were also added to the piece located behind Baby Blues BBQ.Update:If you are a fan of the mural there is no need to fear as the artists have restored the mural. Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error
Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error LOS ANGELES — The story of Tyson Chandler, the California native who finally has gotten the chance to play for his hometown team in his 18th year in the NBA, has only gotten better since he signed last week.Game-saving rebounds? Check. Game-saving blocked shot? Check. Chandler has not only delivered the frontcourt production that was expected, but he’s delivered big moments.And yet Chandler hinted that it could have turned out very differently as he winnowed his options as a free agent last week. The final decision was between two teams: the Lakers and the Golden State Warriors.When Chandler negotiated his buyout with the Phoenix Suns earlier this month, suitors sprang up quickly, but he took two more seriously than the others. How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers WORKING ON OFFENSEAs the Lakers allowed at least 110 points in each of their first 11 games, Walton continually pressed for his team to develop a defensive identity. But that hasn’t been the problem in the last two games.Wins over the Sacramento Kings and Atlanta Hawks saw the Lakers give arguably their best defensive performances of the season back-to-back. While some of that can be credited to the youth and inexperience of the opponents, Walton said he was mostly pleased with how the defense performed while holding those teams to a combined 39 percent shooting over the weekend.That being said, the Lakers also had their worst two shooting performances in those games, hitting less than 43 percent each night. So a chunk of Tuesday’s practice was dedicated to reestablishing the tenets of the transition offense and working on half-court sets. Walton could be seen working on offense with a group of the main rotation players after the media was allowed into the facility.Walton explained that court spacing has changed from last season to this one, when the team had bigs like Brook Lopez who could step out to the perimeter and space the floor. This season, with rolling bigs like McGee and Chandler, the paint can get a little more crowded. Brandon Ingram said working on spacing was the main focus of the Lakers’ offensive work in practice after they had Monday off.“Sometimes we stall out and stay stagnant a little bit,” Ingram said. “Our spacing can be bad sometimes, so today we worked on spacing and some different options in our offense so we can keep the tempo going.”BEASLEY RETURNSWalton said reserve Michael Beasley returned Tuesday and was a full participant in practice. Beasley left Staples Center abruptly on Sunday night to deal with a family medical issue, according to team officials.Related Articles AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers“I think it was like five teams, and I narrow it down to two,” Chandler said after Tuesday’s practice. “And then I had to do some heavy thinking and praying and then I can only see myself in a Lakers uniform, so it kind of made the decision for me.”The 36-year-old has slid right into the Lakers mix, averaging more than eight rebounds and a blocked shot per game while helping anchor the second unit’s defense and closing out games. He’s already received endorsements for his impact from the most powerful voices in the organization, including LeBron James who shouted in the locker room “that’s my dog” in front of a huddle of reporters.Lakers coach Luke Walton said before Chandler arrived, the Lakers were “bleeding points in the paint” and getting outrebounded on the defensive end. Starting center JaVale McGee was playing more than 30 minutes per game, far more than he had averaged in any recent season. The addition of Chandler has enabled Walton to split minutes at center more evenly and, in his own words, keep McGee “fresh.”Walton, a former Warriors assistant, said he wasn’t aware that Chandler was picking between Golden State and L.A. When asked if it felt good to get one over on his old team, he laughed.“It feels good that he chose us,” he said. “Like I said when we got him, I don’t know how that all works out, but our front office did a hell of a job bringing him in. I’m happy he’s here. Doesn’t matter to me whether we got chosen over somebody else or not.” Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions