Ki-Jana Hoever becomes Liverpool’s youngest ever to play in FA Cupby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveKi-Jana Hoever has made his debut for Liverpool in tonight’s FA Cup tie with Wolves.The 16-year-old defender becomes Liverpool’s youngest ever player in the FA Cup after Dejan Lovren went down holding his hamstring within five minutes of the first half.The Dutchman has impressed at youth level for Liverpool and was recently promoted to train with the first team at Melwood by Jurgen Klopp.Hoever joined fellow teenage debutants Curtis Jones and Rafa Camacho in the team at Wolves.Klopp sang Hoever praises in his pre-match press conference, saying the youngster is “incredible”. About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
COLUMBUS, OH – SEPTEMBER 19: Wide receiver Braxton Miller #1 of the Ohio State Buckeyes looks to run the ball in the first quarter against the Northern Illinois Huskies at Ohio Stadium on September 19, 2015 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Andrew Weber/Getty Images)Braxton Miller is usually quiet and reserved – and prefers to let his play on the field do the talking. Wednesday, however, he apparently couldn’t pass up an opportunity to get in on the trolling of Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh after the Wolverines head coach blasted Ohio State’s AD on Twitter.Miller took to Twitter Wednesday to re-post a ridiculous meme that was put together last offseason after Harbaugh took his shirt off during a satellite camp. Check it out:‘ what a time.. Who made this? pic.twitter.com/3buDE1nnN2— BRAXTON MILLER (@BraxtonMiller5) March 23, 2016Between Ezekiel Elliott, Mike Thomas and now Braxton Miller, it’s clear that Ohio State’s former players have no problem taking shots at their former rival. We’ll see if Harbaugh strikes back.
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Nepal counterpart K P Sharma Oli on Tuesday jointly inaugurated the Motihari-Amlekhganj petroleum product pipeline, the first of its kind in South Asia, via a video link. The 69 km-long pipeline from Motihari in Bihar to Amlekhgunj in Nepal is the first-ever cross-border petroleum product pipeline in the South Asia region, according to a video presentation made before the inauguration. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsAs of now, tankers carry petroleum products from India to Nepal as part of an arrangement which is in place since 1973. In his address, Prime Minister Modi pointed out that it was constructed in a “record time”. While the deadline was 30 months, it was readied in just 15 months after the ground breaking ceremony was held last year during Oli’s visit to India. Every year, the pipeline will carry two million metric tonne of clean petroleum products at an affordable price to Nepal. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday Modi pointed out that Oli has already announced the benefit of money saved will be passed on the consumers. “The people of Nepal will benefit by this gesture,” he said. “This India-Nepal energy cooperation project is a symbol of our close bilateral relations. It will help to enhance the energy security of the region and substantially cut down on transit costs,” the Prime Minister’s Office had said on Monday. Reiterating New Delhi’s commitment to Nepal’s development, Modi said bilateral projects conceived by the two countries are progressing well and he hoped to jointly inaugurate them with his Nepal counterpart in the coming days. “Timely completion of projects is the priority of the two governments,” Modi said. “People-to-people relations are the basis of our bilateral ties,” the Prime Minister said. He also accepted an invitation by Prime Minister Oli to visit Nepal.
New Delhi: Newly appointed All India Football Federation technical director Isac Doru on Monday said he is looking forward to contribute to the progress of Indian football. The Romanian was selected from a list of over 60 candidates who had applied for the post which was advertised earlier this year. The 56-year-old comes with a rich experience of almost 29 years in international football across many countries namely France, Japan, USA, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Qatar amongst others. He was last employed as the Sporting Director of three-time J-league Champions Yokohama Marinos FC. Also Read – We will push hard for Kabaddi”s inclusion in 2024 Olympics: Rijiju”I need to thank All India Football Federation for the opportunity. I’m eager to make a positive contribution to the progress of football in India, and to work with everyone from the AIFF family,” Doru said. “I am looking forward to starting employment immediately after obtaining the travelling visa to India,” he added. AIFF president Praful Patel also extended his best wishes to Doru. “It’s nice to have Doru on board. His vast experience will come in handy for Indian Football. I expect him to guide us to the next level,” Patel said in a statement. The post of technical director remained vacant since Australian Scott O’Donnell decided to quit in 2017. Also Read – Djokovic to debut against Shapovalov at Shanghai MastersAIFF general secretary Kushal Das said the biggest challenge is to “sustain the momentum” gained by Indian football recently. “Indian football has been experiencing a significant transition in recent years. I look up to Mr. Doru to work on, and improve on the roadmap already laid down for the youth teams, and at the same time make value addition to our coach education programme, grassroots, women’s football, and men’s football too,” Das said.
With Tiger Woods restored to his familiar place among golf’s major winners, it’s tempting to allow the sports nostalgia to seep in. Tiger’s back! It’s just like the 1990s again! But as is the case in every sport, the game that Woods played 20 years ago is very different from today’s version and, if anything, makes his win at the Masters last month all the more impressive.Perhaps the biggest difference involves the sheer power of modern hitters. In 1995, Woods’s last season before turning pro, the average qualified PGA Tour golfer hit the ball 263.6 yards per drive; the leader, John Daly, checked in at 289.0 yards per drive. So far this season, the average is 292.9 yards per drive, and tour leader Cameron Champ checks in at 315.7. That’s right — the average drive distance from 2019 would have led the PGA Tour each season through 1996. Woods’s mark in 19971The first year Tiger played enough as a pro to qualify for the PGA Tour’s leaderboards. of 294.8 ranked second only to Daly’s 302.0. A 294.8-yard average today would rank just 86th of the 214 golfers on tour — tied with the slumping former World No. 1 Jordan Spieth. And just like the existing players increased their power through technology, existing major hosts have added length to offset it. Sixteen courses hosted a major in both the 1990s and 2010s; those courses averaged 7,011.6 yards back then and 7,307.9 yards now — an increase of 296.3 yards on average. Even the Black Course at Bethpage State Park in Long Island, which hosts this weekend’s PGA Championship, has increased its length by 222 yards since it hosted Woods’s U.S. Open victory back in 2002.We should note that both the boom in driving distances and the Tiger-proofing craze have largely leveled off since the mid-2000s. The average PGA Tour drive continues to creep up by a couple of yards every few years, but today’s long-drive leaders, such as Champ, Johnson and Rory McIlroy, are mostly hitting it the same distance as Bubba Watson and Robert Garrigus were a decade earlier. In that sense, the game Woods left when his 11-year major drought began in 2008 was actually similar to the one he climbed to the top of again last month.Just the same, when Tiger tees off Thursday at Bethpage in the PGA Championship, the modern sport’s power will be on full display. Woods might still smash it a solid 300 off the tee like he did in the late ’90s, but he won’t be vying for the tour lead in distance; instead, that part of his game makes him just another golfer in the middle of the pack. What once was a massive distance advantage that Woods used to rack up a -13 score relative to par on par-5s at the 1997 Masters is now nothing special. These days, just about everyone hits it like Tiger — if not better.So what happened? For one thing, pro golfers took Woods’s lead and became much stronger and more athletic. Although Daly was a freak of nature — he never worked out and bombed drives while chain-smoking and pounding Diet Cokes — today’s top players have a lot more in common with current World No. 1 Dustin Johnson, who stands a lean 6-foot-4, hits the ball 305 yards per drive and proudly posts shirtless Instagram photos. As we’ve written before, Woods’s current pursuit of majors has been made more difficult by an influx of younger athletes to the game that he himself helped inspire. And a big part of that younger generation’s success is linked to hitting the ball really far.But another, even bigger factor is a drastic improvement in equipment over the years. Before the 1990s, driver clubheads were significantly smaller, made of heavy material like persimmon (instead of metal) and attached to the ends of shorter, heavier metal shafts (as opposed to graphite). As more and more players began switching to modern clubs — the last major won with a persimmon driver was Bernhard Langer’s victory at the 1993 Masters — the tour began to see a massive increase in driving distance (and, interestingly enough, a decrease in driving accuracy). More than just the introduction of fitter players, established golfers were also hitting the ball harder: The 60 players who qualified for the PGA Tour driving leaderboard in both 1995 and 2005 saw an average increase of 18.6 yards per drive over that span.Simply put, lighter clubs with a longer shaft and larger clubhead surface area generate more power. As a fun exercise last year, YouTuber and PGA club pro Rick Shiels hit 10 drives with both a top-of-the-line club from about 20 years ago (the Ping TiSi Tec) and 2018 (the Ping G400 Max) and measured the results using tracking analytics. On average, Shiels estimated to have hit the ball 16 yards farther in the air (and 19 yards farther in total) with the modern driver, thanks in part to a ball velocity 4 mph faster off the clubhead:Of course, the ball itself has also made it easier to drive for huge distances. The introduction of Titleist’s Pro V1 model in 2000 — which features a “multilayer” design with a solid rubber core and thin polymer casing — instantly revolutionized the way balls were manufactured, optimizing power without sacrificing accuracy. When Shiels ran a similar test between 1998 and 2018 golf balls (using the same club for each), he drove the ball 11 yards farther through the air — and 12 yards farther in total — with the current Pro V1, thanks again to a nearly 3 mph boost in velocity off the face.These clear technological improvements have led to questions over whether such advantages should be dialed back at the pro level to make the game harder again. Although the golf ball debate rages on, many top-tier courses have been remade since the ’90s, “Tiger-proofing” themselves by adding more distance to their layouts. Par-72 major championship courses in the 1990s averaged 7,006.1 yards in total length; by the 2000s, that average became 7,319.3 yards, and this decade it’s 7,456.6 yards — a 6.4 percent increase that mirrors the change in average driving distance since the early 2000s.
Former Spain boss Vicente Del Bosque has backed his successor Julen Lopetegui to be a success at Real Madrid following his appointment as the new head coachThe European champions stunned the football world on Tuesday evening by announcing that they had appointed Lopetegu as Zinedine Zidane’s replacement for next season on a three-year deal.The 51-year-old will continue with his duties as the head coach of Spain for the World Cup and will officially begin his new role at the Santiago Bernabeu afterwards.And Del Bosque, who himself used to be in charge of Real, is confident that his compatriot will be up to the task of leading the Spanish giants.Zidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“I am convinced that Lopetegui will do the same role, it will not affect him,” he told Onda Cero, via Goal.Del Bosque, who led Spain to the European and World championships in his time in charge of the national side, is pleased that Real have chosen a Spaniard as their new manager.He added: “I always lean towards the Spanish coaches. I think Lopetegui is ready to train Real Madrid.”Lopetegui will begin his final games in charge for Spain this week with the side set to face their Iberian neighbours Portugal on Friday in their Group B opener.
Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppThe 2016 Grand Turk Liquors & FLOW fishing tournament was a resoundingsuccess, with more fish caught than in any previous year. Conditions werestormy on Saturday but the 12 boats that entered made the most of the weatherand local knowledge to bring in a record catch. Sunday’s conditions were perfectand saw even more fish brought to the scales.The event kicked off on Friday night with a lively event at the Salt Raker Innhosted by Erika Faller, with the Calcutta bidding and live and silent auctions, alsoa lively bar for a great start to the annual fund raiser.For the second year in a row, Ralph Dietcshe’s “My Boat’ team took top honorsas tournament champions with the heaviest overall catch of 163.4 pounds on dayone, and 205.8 pounds on day two for a total of 379.2 pounds overall and sixcategory wins to take the Calcutta prize too.Damian Noyes’ “Screaming Reels” team landed a fantastic 67.9 pound wahoo totake the biggest fish honors and several of the cash categories, including the TCILotto $1,000 biggest fish bonus.Kadis Simmons’ “Oasis Prince” took the largest fish Saturday with a nice 42.3pound yellow fin tuna. Levardo Talbot’s “Blue Beast” was also in the money witha nice 38.5 pound YFT.For the first time this year there was also a ladies category, and the tournamentcommittee would like to recognize the very colorful “Fish & Chicks” team for theirtenacity as they were back out on the water within an hour of their main boatbreaking down, having accosted a second boat. Also special thanks to TheMarine Police Branch and G & G shipping Co. for assisting with the recovery ofthe first boat.The lively fish auctions were the best we have ever had, with some furiousbidding generated as our two “celebrity GT auctioneers” William Cole and Keith“Mice” Simons worked the enthusiastic crowd.The victor’s collected their spoils in a prize giving ceremony with H.E. TheGovernor, Peter Beckingham, with special remarks from Hon. Akieria MisickDeputy premier and Minister for Education, and Dr Hubert Fulford, Principal ofthe TCI Community college.The GTFT Inc. would like to say a HUGE thank you to ALL our incrediblygenerous sponsors, Far too many to mention from all over the TCI and beyond,especially Grand Turk Liquors who have been with us since day one, and FLOWas one of our new lead sponsors. We could do not this without the incrediblesupport across the entire TCI community, which makes this event possible everyyear, and of course all our tournament participants from both Grand Turk andProvidenciales; but most of all the incredible community of Grand Turk for theirunwavering support every year!GTFT Inc. is a registered Not for Profit run solely by volunteers. We use theannual game fishing tournament as a fund raising vehicle to support localcauses. In our inaugural year we supported the Geriatric & Special Needs Unit atthe GT Hospital, in year two we sponsored a new computer suite at the H JRobinson High School, in our third year we sponsored Eliza Simon's PrimarySchool with various legacy projects. All proceeds for the 2016 tournament willbe going to legacy projects at the TCI Community Colleges.Seamus DayPresident GTFT Inc. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp
Manchester City defender Aymeric Laporte, confessed that the Citizens are still hurt from last season’s Manchester Derby upset at Etihad Stadium.Manchester City really did have a unique opportunity that they wanted last season at the Derby that was played at Etihad Stadium and witnessed by Aymeric Laporte from the bench.Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United managed to upset the Citizens during the second half of the match with an unforgettable turnaround.Pep Guardiola’s players saw how their chances of winning the title in their own stadium vs their most hated rival wouldn’t be possible and this left some of the players quite scarred, this season is going to be very interesting for the next time that both clubs meet.The first Derby of the season will be next Sunday at Etihad Stadium once again, the Citizens get to this match as the Premier League’s top squad and the Red Devils appear to have completely recovered from the terrible start of the season that they had under Jose Mourinho.One of the players who is having an incredible start for Manchester City is Aymeric Laporte, the Athletic Bilbao product who got the call from Pep Guardiola on January and he arrived like the emergency transfer in order to aid the club’s sensible absences.At the start of his period for the Citizens, it was obvious that Laporte would take some time to adjust and his real level of performance wouldn’t be discovered until now.Aymeric Laporte on the Manchester derby:”It’s a very important match for two reasons… because it’s the Manchester derby and also because if we win we will put distance between ourselves and them in the table.” [Sky] pic.twitter.com/RNrRx32Hbe— City Watch (@City_Watch) November 8, 2018With a brand new season and a proper preparation to become one of Manchester City’s top players, Laporte has steadily transformed into one of Europe’s most impressive centre-backs and today has become a total lifesaver for his teammates with the Citizens.Manchester City has improved vastly on the defensive aspect because of what Laporte has managed to accomplish so far this season, they have become the best defensive side in English football with only four goals allowed in the first 11 matches.Throughout last season, this squad was already the one with the highest number of scored goals but they still lacked the defensive prowess that they possess today and Laporte has been the defensive leader the club needed.The last time Manchester United played at Etihad Stadium, the Basque defender wasn’t able to play the game because he still hadn’t reached the level of performance that Pep Guardiola expected from him.Report: City are stunned by Norwich George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Manchester City was stunned by Norwich City in todays Premier League clash.Much has been made in recent days of the potential impact of Aymeric…Things have taken a drastic turn this season, Laporte now feels more confident and will be one of the key players for this match on Sunday as the Premier League leaders receive the Red Devils in one of the biggest matches of the year.Top 5 #ManchesterDerby celebrations! 🎊🎉 #mancity pic.twitter.com/gni73hMLdS— Manchester City (@ManCity) November 8, 2018Ahead of the match on Sunday, Laporte wanted to remember what it was like to lose the Manchester Derby from the bench last season.During his exchange with the press, the Spanish defender reminded everyone that many of the players are really hungry for a victory against the club that delayed their title celebration and frustrated a historic moment for Manchester City’s incredible season.“There’s always a feeling of revenge any time you lose against any team,” said Laporte on Sky Sports.“We are always ready to compete and need to take advantage of the good momentum of the team at the moment.”“It’s a very important match for two reasons… because it’s the Manchester derby and also because if we win we will put distance between ourselves and them in the table. Twenty unbeaten matches is a nice record for me,” Laporte added.“I wasn’t aware until someone told me but obviously it’s exciting for me. Breaking records is always nice. Last season as a team we reached 100 points – that was very nice and this year I have this personal record.”“I hope we don’t lose on Sunday or not this derby or the following derby. The goal is always to win and lengthen this record as much as we can,” he concluded.⚽Manchester City vs. Manchester United📅 Sunday, November 11th, 16:30🏟 Etihad Stadium🔥 Fast Facts 🔥What colour will Manchester be on Sunday?#PremierLeague #MCFC #ManCity #MUFC #ManUtd #Manchester #Derby #H2H #Stats #Footballstats #Etihad #Pogba #Sterling #Aguero pic.twitter.com/rLVu5iKElV— freebets.net (@freebetsnet) November 8, 2018Who do you think will win the Manchester Derby on Sunday, City or United? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.