Fernandes has given Man Utd more life – Maguire

first_img Maguire was handed captaincy duty at United a matter of months after his record-breaking £80m ($100m) move from Leicester, with the departure of Ashley Young to Inter seeing him take on that role full-time. “In the six months where I worked with Ash, he was brilliant as a captain,” added Maguire. “He had great authority around the place, he had great respect. I didn’t expect Ashley to move on in January, but I wish him all the best and I did learn a lot from him in that short space of time.” Young’s exit formed part of Solskjaer’s new vision for United, with Fernandes also key to those plans. His creativity in the middle of the park was considered to have been a big miss for the Red Devils, with others now benefiting from having a world-class operator to pull the strings. Maguire said of the winter arrival: “He’s been brilliant since he’s come in. He’s been brilliant off the field around the training field. He’s hungry, he wants to win. You can tell he’s been brought up with that attitude. “He’s just given us that little bit more life, a bit more creativity in the middle. It’s a start. There are lots of aspects of his game that I’m sure he’ll want to improve and I’m sure he will get better for this club. read also:Fernandes: I wanted to follow Ronaldo, Rooney “We have got Paul [Pogba] to come back as well, who will lift his game even more. There is good competition for places in that central midfield now.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Bruno Fernandes has shown himself to be a “leader” at Manchester United, admits club captain Harry Maguire, with the Portugal international midfielder adding “a bit more life” to the Red Devils. Month of March Man U player of the month Bruno Fernandes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer landed a long-standing transfer target during the January window. A €55 million (£47m/$60m) fee was required to secure Fernandes’ signature, but that is already looking like money well spent given the impact he has made at Old Trafford. The 25-year-old’s presence has helped to raise collective standards at United, with Maguire happy to have another inspirational figure alongside him. The world’s most expensive defender claims there are plenty that fit into that category within Solskjaer’s squad, although he is delighted to be the one charged with the task of taking the armband. “First and foremost it’s a great privilege to be Manchester United captain,” Maguire told Sky Sports. “I have to look after my own game, making sure I’m performing at my level and then look after the team. I think it’s important as a captain that you put the team before your own performance, but you have to be on the pitch to implement that. “Around the place, we have got a number of leaders now. Bruno has come in and shown himself to be a leader. We have got a leadership group with a lot of experienced pros so we are all trying to help. It’s something that I want to make sure this club goes forward and gets back to where it should be.” Harry Maguire Manchester City vs Manchester United 2019-20 Promoted Content2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldThe Best Cars Of All TimeThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits EarthA Museum To Rihanna’s Glory Could Soon Be Opened10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoTop 10 Most Iconic Characters On TVPink Pineapples Exist – In Case You Didn’t Know6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually Truecenter_img Loading… last_img read more

Indian Premier League Virat Kohli lucky to have survived as RCB captain: Gautam Gambhir

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Virat Kohli is not a “shrewd captain” who could be compared to his national team deputy Rohit Sharma or former skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who have won three IPL titles each, feels former KKR captain Gautam Gambhir. The former India opener, who led Kolkata Knight Riders to two IPL trophies in 2012 and 2014, feels that in result oriented franchise environment, Kohli has been “lucky” to have survived despite Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) never winning the coveted title in his eight years as skipper.”I don’t see him as a shrewd captain. I don’t see him as a tactful captain (tactician). And he hasn’t won the IPL. So ultimately, a captain is only as good as his record,” Gambhir told on host broadcasters’ ‘Star Sports’ show ‘GamePlan’.Gambhir’s comments is specific to Kohli’s success as a leader in IPL since he is the first captain who has led India to a Test series win on Australian soil.”There are people who have won the trophy three times. MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma. So I think he has a long way to go. You cannot compare him to someone like Rohit or Dhoni at this stage,” Gambhir said.”He has been a part of RCB, and captaining RCB for the last seven to eight years, and he has been very lucky and should be thanking the franchise that they stuck with him. Because not many captains have got such a long rope where they haven’t won a tournament,” said Gambhir, who had to part ways with KKR in 2018 after seven long years and two titles.Gambhir’s last IPL season was with Delhi Daredevils where he stepped down from captaincy midway after his run in the tournament went from bad to worse. However, another former skipper Sourav Ganguly, who had a tumultuous time as KKR captain, felt that there should be no questions about Kohli’s captaincy.  “If you talk about Virat Kohli and keeping him as a captain, just look at what he has done. What he has done with the bat in every format of the game. Absolute champion. And he deserves to be captain of RCB for whatever period of time. I am sure he will turn it around,” Ganguly said.  last_img read more

McCullough doesn’t return after 1st-half injury, will be re-evaluated Monday

first_imgChris McCullough went down on a breakaway in the first half of Syracuse’s 70-57 win over Florida State on Sunday in the Carrier Dome and didn’t return.Play was stopped with 11:51 left in the half and McCullough lay face down on the floor at the right baseline for about 15 seconds. His left arm was tucked under his face and his right above his head after play was stopped before rolling onto his back.The freshman held his right knee and started to get up once before stopping and clutching his face. Two members of the SU training staff helped him to his feet and he began to limp toward the Syracuse bench at the other side of the court.The 6-foot-10 McCullough stopped just inside the top of the key, though, where walk-on 6-foot-6 forward Doyin Akintobi-Adeyeye jogged over, replacing a member of the training staff as McCullough wrapped his left arm around his teammate.McCullough limped off the court, favoring his left knee and did not return to the floor.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAt halftime, team spokesman Pete Moore said McCullough was showering, would miss the rest of the game and be re-evaluated in the morning.“He’s been playing better in practice, so it’s unfortunate, but we’ll find out tomorrow,” SU head coach Jim Boeheim said after the game. “We have no idea right now what it is.”McCullough is averaging 9.3 points, 6.9 rebounds, 2.1 blocks and 1.7 steals per game, but is in the middle of a slump. He scored four points against the Seminoles, shooting 1-of-2 from the field and hitting a pair of free throws in eight minutes. He also recorded a rebound, a block and a turnover.Reserve center Chinonso Obokoh — who hadn’t played since Dec. 22 — came in for Rakeem Christmas when the Orange’s star big man recorded his second foul with 1:54 left in the first half.Obokoh went on to play five minutes in which he recorded four fouls and a rebound. After the game, freshman point guard Kaleb Joseph said he and his teammates were going to go visit McCullough. Comments Published on January 11, 2015 at 9:05 pm Contact Jacob: [email protected] | @Jacob_Klinger_ Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Seton Hall confirms transfer of Taurean Thompson

first_imgUPDATED: Sept. 7, 2017 at 1:15 a.m.Former Syracuse forward Taurean Thompson has transferred to Seton Hall, SHU Athletics confirmed Tuesday afternoon.Jerry Carino of the Asbury Park Press reported that Thompson had transferred to SHU, one of SU’s former Big East foes, last Thursday. Per NCAA transfer regulations, Thompson will sit out the 2017-18 season as this season and will then have three years of eligibility remaining, beginning in 2018-19.“Taurean is a terrific addition for the Seton Hall men’s basketball program,” SHU head coach Kevin Willard said in a statement. “He is long and athletic with good post skills and the ability to step out and shoot. We will work with him during his sit-out year to further his development both on the court and in the classroom and expect him to be ready to compete for Seton Hall next season.”Last week, Syracuse.com broke the news that Thompson left the Syracuse program.“We have been informed that Taurean is taking a leave of absence from Syracuse University,” SU head coach Jim Boeheim said in a statement to Syracuse.com. “My understanding is he wants to go to school closer to home due to some family health issues.”Thompson is a 6-foot-9 forward who nearly committed to SHU out of high school, per Carino, but chose Syracuse instead. As a freshman there he averaged 9.2 points and 3.8 rebounds in 18 minutes per game. He shot .546 from the field and .645 from the free-throw line.The top 100 recruit played his junior year of high school at St. Anthony (New Jersey) High School, less than 20 miles from Seton Hall’s campus. In high school, he was a consensus Top 100 recruit who played his junior year at St. Anthony, averaging 10.7 points per game and finished up at Brewster Academy in New Hampshire.At the forward position, SU has only Paschal Chukwu, the 7-foot-2 Providence transfer who missed most of last season after eye surgery, and Bourama Sidibe, an incoming 6-foot-10 freshman.The story has been updated for appropriate style. Comments Published on September 6, 2017 at 12:04 pm Contact Matthew: [email protected] | @MatthewGut21center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Mini Stages Rally postponed until 2020, Donegal Motor Club confirms

first_imgThe Lagoon Donegal Mini Stages Rally that was planned for August 10th has been postponed, the Donegal Motor Club have confirmed. The decision was made as a mark of respect for the family and friend of the late Manus Kelly.The former Fianna Fáil county councillor was killed in a crash last month on the third day of the Donegal International Rally. Manus Kelly (41), one of Ireland’s leading rally drivers and a prominent businessman in the local area.The Donegal Motor Club said they hoped to have the event rescheduled for the start of 2020. Mini Stages Rally postponed until 2020, Donegal Motor Club confirms was last modified: July 8th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Canadas budget to make significant investments in basic science and research

first_imgOTTAWA – Canada’s research community has long yearned for a consequential funding boost for science — and 2018 is poised to be its year.The Liberal government’s federal budget, now believed to be only a few weeks away, is expected to contain a major financial lift for basic scientific research across the country — one that will address some of the concerns laid out last year in a national review of the state of fundamental science.That exercise, led by former University of Toronto president David Naylor, recommended the government end a long stretch of underfunding with phased-in investments over four years — until there’s $1.3 billion more for researchers, scholarships and facilities.It remains to be seen how much spending the budget will contain, and for how long. The Naylor report calls for a steady increase in funding for scientific endeavours — with a particular focus on federal granting councils, which oversee the distribution of federal grants to researchers.The report is calling on the government to gradually add $485 million a year to its annual funding allotment for granting councils.Government sources suggest the budget is unlikely to include a point-by-point endorsement of the Naylor report, but it is expected to contain a major increase for granting councils as well as significant investments in science, in general.One source, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss plans not yet public, said the commitments are likely to be organized in the budget based on scientific theme, rather than the model in the Naylor report.In recent weeks, confidence has begun to spread in the halls of academia. Leaders from the research community say they continue to see promising signals from the government.Finance Minister Bill Morneau has said a “key element” in his budget, which is expected before the end of March, will focus on science and how it can play a role in building a solid economic foundation over the long term. In December, he held a roundtable with leading researchers and met with members of the review panel, including Naylor himself.Science Minister Kirsty Duncan, who commissioned the Naylor report, couldn’t share details of the budget, but she called the review “really important.”Duncan also acknowledged that funding is an issue — as well as governance, equity and diversity, early career research and ensuring a more nimble, responsive system is in place to improve funding.“We are a government that’s committed to science and research, and we have a finance minister who’s listening,” Duncan said in an interview.Paul Davidson, president of Universities Canada, said the most urgent need is the additional funding for granting councils.“The community is looking for a strong embrace of the Naylor report, a significant investment in the Naylor report and a clear trajectory on the spending,” Davidson said.“The signals are encouraging. It’s not over until it’s over, there’s still more work to be done.”Davidson also said the government appears to be on track to address another request in the report, which is to provide the Canadian Foundation for Innovation with reliable funding by entrenching its base support in the annual budget.The 20-year-old program, which helps facilities pay for infrastructure, labs and equipment, has been operating on the basis of notoriously uncertain grant funding, often at the whim of governments, every few years.The research community also has expectations the budget could include new efforts to support emerging and Indigenous researchers, help advance the role of women and improve collaboration on international research.McGill University’s Martha Crago, a member of Naylor’s panel, said in an interview she’s hoping for a meaningful, multi-year commitment to science. With economic uncertainties, such as the renegotiation of NAFTA, the government needs to take a responsible approach, she acknowledged.“On the other hand, the economy is strong,” said Crago, McGill’s vice-principal for research and innovation.“So, we would expect to have money coming and I would expect it to be in exactly those areas that were articulated in the Naylor report, because the community has really been able to get behind that.”Canadian Association of University Teachers executive director David Robinson and Canadian Alliance of Student Associations executive director Michael McDonald say the report helped form a unified pre-budget push.“We are hoping to see that translate into dollars this year,” McDonald said. “We’re going to keep our fingers crossed.”However, there are concerns Ottawa might focus too closely on basic research and overlook another segment of Canadian science: applied research.Applied research focuses on practical science, including the development of new products and processes that can support the growth of innovative businesses. Much of that applied science is conducted at colleges and polytechnic institutes.Nobina Robinson, the chief executive officer of Polytechnics Canada, said such institutions are only eligible for 1.7 per cent of the annual federal funding available for research and development — about $53 million a year, a sum she said she’d like to see doubled.“I don’t really care for this discussion around unfettered research versus applied research,” Robinson said.“A G7 country should be able to do both.”— with files from Mia Rabsonlast_img read more

Conservationists file legal challenge to Trans Mountain reapproval over whales

first_imgVANCOUVER, B.C. – The federal government is facing a new legal challenge after it approved the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion for a second time.Ecojustice has filed a motion to the Federal Court of Appeal on behalf of Raincoast Conservation Foundation and the Living Oceans Society asking for leave to launch a judicial review of cabinet’s decision.Raincoast says in a statement that it will argue cabinet failed to comply with its responsibility to protect critically endangered southern resident killer whales when it reapproved the project June 18. This is the second time Ecojustice has gone to court on behalf of the conservation groups over the pipeline expansion.In August, the federal court struck down the government’s previous approval of the project, ruling the marine environment hadn’t been considered and Indigenous consultations were incomplete.Margot Venton, nature program director for Ecojustice, says in the statement that cabinet cannot justify approving the project legally or morally.“The government itself says endangered southern resident killer whales face imminent threats under their current conditions. This iconic population simply cannot handle increased, unmitigated threats from the Trans Mountain expansion,” she says.last_img read more

Always enjoy working with Soumitra Chatterjee, says Aparna Sen

first_imgKolkata: Actor-director Aparna Sen, who is sharing screen space with thespian Soumitra Chatterjee in Basu Paribaar after a gap of 19 years, has said she always yearns to work with the legend who was paired with her in her debut film Teen Kanya in 1961. The two veterans were last seen together in Sens’s directorial venture Paromitar Ek Din in 2000. “I always look forward to work with Soumitra Chatterjee who is such a great actor someone having such a vast experience,” Sen said recently at the trailer launch of Basu Paribaar here. Recalling her shooting experiences for the film, Sen said: “We used to spend time in adda sessions in between shots at the Mahisadal Rajbari (in East Midnapore) and that was really refreshing.” “Many years have passed since our first film together and we have come a long way,” Sen, who stepped into the filmdom with Satyajit Ray’s Teen Kanya at the age of 16, told reporters here. Basu Paribaar, adapted from James Joyce’s The Dead, has been helmed by director Suman Ghosh. “I loved the way he (Ghosh) adapted James Joyce story for the film. I agreed to do the film immediately after reading the script. I am usually very choosy about my roles,” the Padma Shri awardee said. In Basu Paribaar’ Sen essays the character of Manjari, the wife of retired lawyer Pranabendu (Soumitra Chatterjee). Asked about her collaboration with Ghosh, she said, it was “heartening” to note that some of her suggestions were readily accepted by the director. “He is open to suggestions, something that I appreciate. But as an actor, my job is to follow what the director has visualised for the film. I just did that,” she added.last_img read more

Opinion Where will Buckeyes at the Scouting Combine fall in the 2015

Doran GrantJust a year ago, many Buckeye fans were worrying about how the OSU secondary would improve on a 112th ranked pass defense after losing Bradley Roby to the first round of the draft.Grant not only filled Roby’s shoes, but ran out of them.Grant took on the likes of Tony Lippett and Amari Cooper during the 2014 season and greatly improved his draft stock, which many might say was nonexistent heading into the national title run.The Akron product led a defensive secondary that led the Big Ten in passes defended, as the Buckeyes collected 25 interceptions in 2014, five of which belonged to Grant.Grant earned a first team All-Big Ten selection by the coaches, and in the process, also an invitation to Indianapolis for the NFL Combine.While he might not go as high as Roby, he will likely give more effort to the team that selects him. OSU then-senior tight end Jeff Heuerman (5) attempts to set a block during the 2015 College Football Playoff National Championship against OSU on Jan. 12 in Arlington, Texas. OSU won, 42-20. Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorFor four now-former Ohio State football players, the next chapters of their football careers are just around the corner.Tight end Jeff Heuerman, cornerback Doran Grant, wide receiver Devin Smith and defensive lineman Michael Bennett all earned invitations to the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine, set to begin Tuesday.Where will these former Buckeyes land? It all starts in Indianapolis. Michael BennettThe anchor in the middle of the national title-winning defense at OSU was once a projected first round pick before sliding down draft boards early in the season.Bennett, who did not record a sack until the fifth game of the year against Maryland, had a breakout game on the big stage in East Lansing, Mich., as he recorded a sack, and two tackles for loss in an upset win over Michigan State.That performance, combined with a dominating two-sack, four-tackle for loss effort against Wisconsin put Bennett back on the map as a dominant force in college football.While it might not be enough to get him back into the first round, his late-season dominance showed many teams that he can have a future at the nest level.Projection: Late 1st, early 2nd round Jeff HeuermanHeuerman, who was tabbed as the second-best tight end prospect by ESPN football analyst Mel Kiper before the 2014 season, might have fallen since that time because of a drop-off in production from the 2013 season.The Florida native, who caught 26 passes for 466 yards and four scores in 2013, caught just 17 passes in 2014 for 207 and two scores.The decline in production could be attributed to nagging injuries, one of which forced him to miss OSU’s third game of the season against Kent State.That being said, Heuerman has shown his ability to run and pass block in coach Urban Meyer’s complex offensive system and not many will argue with his pass-catching ability.If Heuerman can impress in Indianapolis, there is no reason why he shouldn’t be either the first or second tight end off the board. Projection: 4th round Devin SmithArguably one of the best wide receivers to ever play at OSU, Smith soared up draft boards with his performances in the Big Ten title game and the Sugar Bowl.The deep-ball threat not only led the Big Ten in yards per catch, he led the conference in touchdown receptions with 12, four of which came against Wisconsin and Alabama combined.Smith, who became famous in Columbus for his game-winning catch against Wisconsin in 2011, continued to help the Buckeyes win games as OSU never lost a game in which Smith caught a touchdown pass.It would be tough to argue that any player in college football helped his draft stock more than Smith down the stretch, and an impressive performance at the combine could even boost him higher. Projection: 2nd round Projection: Late 1st round read more

Arnautovic set for early return from injury

first_imgWest Ham forward Marko Arnautovic could be back in training next week, ahead of schedule.The Austrian forward suffered a hamstring injury against Cardiff on December 4 and was expected to be sidelined until well into the new year.But boss Manuel Pellegrini revealed a piece of cheerful news to Hammers fans that Arnautovic is ahead of schedule, meaning he could even be involved in the squad against Southampton on December 27 and Burnley three days later.West Ham fans’ Christmas wishes may come true with Marko Arnautovic nearing a first team return.’Arnie’ will have to unwrap his car first though 🎁 pic.twitter.com/jeNOqz00I1 #WHUFCdeclan rice, england, West ham UnitedReport: England’s Rice gets death threats George Patchias – September 9, 2019 England International Declan Rice has received death threats.Rice a one time Ireland International, switched allegiances only this year. The West Ham United man played for…— Sporting Index (@sportingindex) December 20, 2018“We will need to see his last examination, but I think that next week he will start working with the team,” said Pellegrini according to Belfast Telegraph.“Those names may be one of 25 names that have been said recently, and it is always the same answer, I do not talk about rumours, I am happy with the squad,” he said.“I know that we need to replace players that probably will not play much more this season like (Andriy) Yarmolenko, (Carlos) Sanchez, (Manuel) Lanzini, so we are calm, we will decide not now what we are going to do but we will decide.”last_img read more