Will 49ers franchise tag of Robbie Gould thwart Bears pursuit?

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceSANTA CLARA — Robbie Gould is back — with the 49ers, not the Chicago Bears.By placing the franchise tag on Gould on Tuesday, the 49ers made sure he won’t escape in free agency next month, squashing a potential reunion with the kicker-needy Bears.Gould’s near-perfect accuracy the past two seasons with the 49ers made him a no-brainer to retain. The franchise tag will command him a $5 million salary this year, assuming …

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FIA Academy nod for South African teen

first_img12 August 2013Racing driver Kelvin van der Linde’s outstanding recent form was rewarded with his nomination last week by Motorsport South Africa (MSA) to represent the country at the Africa regional training and selection event of the FIA (Federation Internationale de l’Automobile) Institute’s Young Driver Excellence Academy.A total of 25 applicants between the ages of 17 and 23 were considered, with that number being whittled down to a shortlist of five drivers who were then interviewed by a panel which included multiple former South African motor racing champion, and ex-Formula One driver, Ian Scheckter.‘Unanimous’MSA CEO Adrian Scholtz, who was a member of the selection panel said in a statement: “The panel was unanimous in its decision that Kelvin would be best placed to represent South Africa at the selection event.“We are confident that the maturity, confidence, professionalism and humility demonstrated by Kelvin during his interview, in addition to his unquestionable racing ability, will stand him in good stead in his bid to secure a place in the elite Academy.”Van der Linde, who became the youngest ever South African national circuit racing champion at the age of 16 last year, is currently top of the international Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup standings in Germany after winning three of four races.‘Thrilled’Commenting on the Van Der Linde Racing website, he said: “Naturally, I’m thrilled and proud to have been chosen by MSA to represent South Africa at this prestigious and important training and selection event.“I’d like to thank Motorsport South Africa and the selection panel for putting their trust and confidence in me during the process as well as my family, friends and supporters for their unconditional support in my career so far.”The training and selection event of the Young Driver Excellence Academy for the Africa region will be hosted and organised on behalf of the FIA Institute by Motorsport South Africa and is to be held at the end of September.Racing familyVan der Linde comes from a family steeped in South African motorsport, with his grandfather Hennie, father Shaun, and uncle Etienne all being multiple South African champions.His father, Shaun, won an international BMW Young Driver selection competition at the Nurburgring in Germany in 1993 when he was 19 and went on to win the South African Touring Car Championship for BMW the following year. He also won titles in Formula GTi and production car racing.His uncle Etienne is a former single-seater star, who won national championships in karting, Formula Vee and Formula GTi in South Africa and in the Formula Opel Euroseries in Europe.Grandfather Hennie won three national saloon car championships in the 1980s.Waiting in line behind Kelvin is his younger brother Sheldon, aged 14, who has already twice won national karting titles like Kelvin. Sheldon intends following his brother onto the senior circuit next year when he turns 15 and becomes eligible.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

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A winter walk in the woods

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest To many from the rural way of life, time spent in the woods is often for clearing brush, fixing fence, or cutting firewood. There is often too little time for simply taking a walk through the woods.That is until you come across a birder. Blake Mathys, assistant professor of environmental sciences at the Ohio Dominican University, recently hosted an Owl Walk at his country home in western Ohio to help to introduce others, including his students, to the unique pastime of birding. Through word of mouth alone, the annual event has grown from just a few to almost 80 this year wanting to catch a glimpse of the unique nocturnal creatures in the fields and forests of the farm.“There’s always something new and different. The fact that they have wings means that you never really know what might show up,” Mathys said. “The rarities and unusual things are something that can be a nice surprise every now and then.”Those involved in the walk gathered near dusk to have supper and enjoy fellowship around a campfire until the dark of night had officially settled in. After a few rules, guidelines, and tips from Mathys, the group began to circle their family property with spotlights shining in every direction with hopes ofBlake Mathys, assistant professor of environmental sciences at the Ohio Dominican University, leads birding groups in search of wildlife in the winter woods.spotting an owl or other creature.With Blake and other more experienced birders heading up the pack, it wasn’t long until the first owl of the night was sighted — an eastern screech owl. The awe and excitement of the large crowd upon seeing the bird clearly showed the pleasure that can be gained from birding.“I think birds are a really good hobby because you can find birds everywhere. They’re pretty much worldwide,” he said. “They’re variable with different birds around at different times of the year because of migration and the breeding season and wintering of the species.”Mathys has his undergrad in biology from Ohio Northern University and his Ph.D. from Rutgers. While at ONU, he became interested in birds and had several related jobs, including work on an endangered species in the Everglades National Park, migrating hawks in Washington, and elephant seal research on an island off of California.He said that owls especially have a certain appeal to people due to their look and the relative mystery that surrounds them.“People like them because they have sort of a wise look to them and big forward facing eyes,” Mathys said. “Being nocturnal and secretive, we sort of know in the back of our mind they’re around, but unless you really go and look for them, you don’t really run into them very often. And so they have that mystique of being a little bit unknown or a little bit difficult to interact with unless you really make an effort.”The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says the Buckeye state boasts an impressive 12 species of owls. This is more than any other bordering state with the exception of Michigan, which has also recorded 12.The Owl Walk, though, is not a game of certainty. Birders rely heavily on their knowledge of the environment, animal calls, and other factors to improve their chances of seeing the birds. But, as with anything wild, a heavy part of the hobby relies upon chance.One owl was seen that night. Walkers were also given the treat of seeing what looked to be two red-shouldered hawks, in their youth, asleep in the trees. Throw in some deer and raccoons in just a short few hours of time, and many of the attendees were convinced of the worth a nighttime walk in the woods has to offer.The stroll showed that anybody armed with a flashlight can become a viewer of the lesser-seen side of wildlife, some of which Mathys says are quite curious.“One of the species that most people don’t really know that’s out there is the flying squirrel. Flying squirrels are in some places the most common squirrel, but because they are also nocturnal like owls, we don’t see them very often and don’t realize they’re there,” he said.The question then arises of how does one get more into viewing nature without putting too much of a footprint on the environment. The habits of nocturnal creatures can be easily disturbed, but Mathys gives a few tips on where to get started.“The key to having good interactions with wildlife is that the more time you spend outdoors, the more likely you are to find something interesting or new and see something different,” he said. “The tip as far as not disturbing things is to do everything in moderation. If you were, for instance, to play songs to have owls come in, to not do that over and over and over again. Do not do that sort of thing in areas where lots of people do it all the time. Think about how this might affect the wildlife. If you see you’re having a negative effect, stop and back away and let the animals go back to their normal lives.”Mathys explained that, though he does play songs to help call in owls during the walk each year, that is the only time he does such a thing on his property. The rest of the time, he simply walks the woods and fields with a sharp eye.When asked about the effect modern agriculture is having on native wildlife, he said there are positives and negatives.“Like anything that humans do to modify the environment, some of it’s going to be positive for some species and negative for others. One of the things that we see with larger scale agriculture is that we tend to reduce the diversity of the habitat and so we end up with lots of large fields of corn and soybeans, which in many cases are just empty fields in the winter, which don’t provide a lot of habitat for wildlife,” Mathys said. “An unfortunate trend we’ve seen, especially in the last 30 or 40 years, is the removal of fence rows, which have provided a lot of wildlife habitat. With those gone, unfortunately it’s kind of left a lot of big fields without a lot of good places for wildlife. On the other hand, there are a few species that benefit so it’s not necessarily all bad for all species.”For those that have spent their fair share of time outdoors and are ready to take the next step for wildlife observation, Mathys said getting involved in an area birding society is a good way to go.“The local Audubon chapters or bird clubs are really useful because anybody from the public is free to come on,” he said. “They’ll be people there that are knowledgeable and able to provide some guidance and help to identify the organisms. All those chapters and various bird clubs will have talks given by various people in the community — scientists or other interested people — who provide background information and part knowledge on those subjects.”last_img read more

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Harden lifts Rockets in victory over Grizzlies

first_imgHouston Rockets guard James Harden (13) regains control of the ball under pressure from Memphis Grizzlies forward Dillon Brooks (24). APHOUSTON — James Harden scored 38 points to lead the Houston Rockets to a 111-96 win over the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday (Sunday Manila time).After suffering two losses to Memphis in the first two weeks of the season, the Rockets finally solved their shooting woes against the Grizzlies.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Beal, defense lead Wizards to win over Hawks LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View comments Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion In their previous two meetings, Memphis held the Rockets to 90 and 89 points, the only two times the Rockets have been held under 100 points this season, and Houston’s lowest two scoring efforts ever under head coach Mike D’Antoni.On Saturday night, however, Houston jumped out to a 9-0 lead by draining three 3s and never let Memphis go ahead, leading by as many as 25 points. The Rockets outdid their previous scoring against Memphis by the end of the third quarter, entering the fourth with a 93-70 lead.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutHouston hit 16 of 45 (35.6 percent) from beyond the arc, including 6 of 14 from Harden, who added eight assists and four rebounds. Eric Gordon added 26 points on 6 of 11 3-point shooting for Houston.Tyreke Evans led Memphis with 22 points in 29 minutes off the bench. Marc Gasol and Mike Conley struggled from the floor, scoring 15 and 12, respectively. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ben McLemore made his season debut and Grizzlies debut, returning from an Aug. 8 surgery to repair a non-displaced fracture of the fifth metatarsal in his right foot. McLemore had four points and two rebounds in 18 minutes off the bench in his first game since joining the Grizzlies after four seasons in Sacramento.The Rockets led 62-50 at halftime behind 22 first-half points from Harden.Houston won its fifth straight game and improved to 10-3, the team’s best 13-game start since opening the 1996-97 season at 12-1.TIP-INSGrizzlies: Memphis’ bench outscored Houston’s bench 50-19, led by Evans’ 22 points and Chandler Parsons, who had 10. Memphis’ bench entered Saturday outscoring opposing second units 483-281. The Grizzlies reserves have outscored their opposing counterparts in every game but one this season.ADVERTISEMENT Rockets: Nene played seven minutes but sat out in the second half with ankle soreness. . Luc Mbah a Moute, who entered the game questionable with a left knee contusion, played 28 minutes. . Clint Capela had seven points, 14 rebounds and three blocks. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Read Nextlast_img read more

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Roger Federer warms up for Australian Open with some tennis on the sand

first_imgRoger Federer is gearing up to defend his Australian Open title in the season’s first Grand Slam, starting January 14 in Melbourne.Federer, a 20-time Grand Slam champion, will warm up to the Australian Open at the Hopman Cup, starting December 29 in Perth. The 37-year-old will team with Belinda Bencic for Switzerland as the duo look to retain their title.Federer will be hoping for some good match practice and, it seems, there is plenty of it available for him as he may face the likes of Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece and Frances Tiafoe of the United States in the singles rubbers at the exhibition event.Federer and Bencic’s mixed doubles showdown against Serena Williams and Tiafoe is one of the most-anticipated ties at the upcoming tournament.Ahead of the new season, Federer visited the Pinnacles in Western Australia and interacted with some kids and played a bit of tennis on the scenic sand there.”It’s a great pleasure to be back here in Australia. I’ve come to a lot of love over the years and I’m a big fan of road trips, not many people know that but it’s one of my big dreams after I retire once and I have time,” Federer said.”I can’t wait for the Hopman Cup to get around and try my best to defend the title from last year, we had a blast with Belinda. I hope this is going to kickstart another great season for me because the last two have been absolutely crazy good for me to be honest.advertisement”I couldn’t have imagined that kind of a return after my knee problems, I’m just very happy that things are going so well and Hopman Cup is a good place for me to start the season with.”I hope @hopmancup will be the start of a great season for me, because the last two seasons have been crazy good.More from @rogerfederer ?? https://t.co/X5iqndBURZpic.twitter.com/FvHtUAhGr5#AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) December 28, 2018It’s great to have you back on Australian soil, @rogerfederer! pic.twitter.com/V5em81lOpd#AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) December 27, 2018Federer, ranked number three in the world behind his arch-rivals Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal, was written off after he suffered a four-year title drought between 2012 and 2016.However, after skipping the second half of the 2016 season, a rejuvenated Federer stormed back to form and won the Australian Open crown for the fifth time in his career in 2017. Federer reigned supreme in the said year, winning the Sunshine Double and the Wimbledon title even as Nadal won the French Open and the US Open.In 2018, Federer successfully defended his Australian Open title but struggled for consistency towards the end of the season while Djokovic began dominating the men’s singles circuit.Federer has been carefully planning his stops on the tour but it will be interesting to see if he enters the clay-court swing of the season after having missed the French Open since 2016.Also Read | Maharashtra Open: Marin Cilic pulls out of tournament due to knee injuryAlso Read | Rafael Nadal excited about new season following quick recovery after knee surgerylast_img read more

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CraveTV and Just For Laughs Partner to Create Three Original StandUp Specials

first_img Facebook TORONTO, Sept. 26, 2017 – CraveTV, Canada’s premium TV streaming service, announced today that it has partnered with Just For Laughs on three CraveTV Original Stand-Up comedy specials for its streaming audiences in Canada. This marks CraveTV’s first commission of original stand-up comedy, which will stream on CraveTV in 2018 and anchor the streaming service’s popular Stand-Up Comedy Collection. Showcasing homegrown talents Debra DiGiovanni, Darcy Michael, and Graham Chittenden, the specials taped yesterday and today at Toronto’s Berkeley Church during the JFL42 Festival. Now in its sixth year, JFL42 is a pass-based interactive comedy Festival and has established itself as one of the world’s most successful and cutting-edge comedy events. This year’s Festival runs until September 30.“We’re excited to broaden our original production strategy for CraveTV to include stand-up comedy, and couldn’t ask for a better partner than the team at Just For Laughs,” said Mike Cosentino, President, Content and Programming, Bell Media. “Debra, Darcy, and Graham are incredible talents and we can’t wait to bring their acts to CraveTV”.Bell Media and Just For Laughs have a long history of joining forces to bring audiences hilarious hits, such as five seasons of the original stand-up series JUST FOR LAUGHS: ALL ACCESS (Season 5 premieres Saturday, September 30 at 9 p.m. ETon The Comedy Network); six seasons of FUNNY AS HELL hosted by Jon Dore; and numerous original specials like ELLIE KEMPER: UNBREAKABLE COMEDY GALA, NEIL PATRICK HARRIS: CIRCUS AWESOMEUS, JUST FOR LAUGHS PRESENTS: WHITNEY CUMMINGS BLEEP SHOW, SETH ROGEN’S HILARITY FOR CHARITY, and more. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement A mainstay of the Canadian comedy scene for 15 years, Debra DiGiovanni is known for her hilarious stand-up comedy and appearances on television series like VIDEO ON TRIAL, Just For Laughs ALL ACCESS, and The Comedy Network original series, MATCH GAME. She was also a finalist on Season 5 of LAST COMIC STANDING. Currently based in Los Angeles, DiGiovanni is a three-time Canadian Comedy Award-winner.Vancouver-based Darcy Michael has appeared at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montréal for five consecutive years. He also co-starred in two seasons of the CTV original comedy series SPUN OUT.A familiar face at the Just For Laughs Festival, Graham Chittenden is also a writer on the hit comedy series MR. D. Known for his fresh and clean, but still relentlessly funny style of humour, the Canadian Comedy Award-nominee has also appeared on television series like MATCH GAME, COMEDY NOW!, and MTV SHOWTOWN.Co-produced by Just For Laughs Television and Counterfeit Pictures, in association with Bell Media’s CraveTV. Executive producers are Bruce Hills and Gilbert Rozon from Just For Laughs and Dan Bennett, Shane Corkery and Anton Leo from Counterfeit Pictures. The specials are directed by Shelagh O’Brien. For Bell Media, production executive is Bill Lundy. Sarah Fowlie is Director, Original Production, Comedy, Bell Media. Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Original Programming, Bell Media. Tracey Pearce is President, Distribution and Pay, Bell Media. Mike Cosentino is President, Content and Programming, Bell Media. Randy Lennox is President, Bell Media.CraveTV Social Media:@CraveTVCanadaFacebookInstagram#iCraveFridaysFacebook: @justforlaughsTwitter: @justforlaughsInstagram: @justforlaughsAbout CraveTV:Created for TV lovers and devoted to television, CraveTV is Canada’s premium TV streaming service, providing the most robust lineup of superior television content in the country. From TV’s most-acclaimed dramas and beloved comedies to documentaries, music, and factual programming, CraveTV features thousands of hours of premium non-kids TV programming, representing hundreds of unique titles including the entire off-air library of HBO’s iconic programming catalogue and hundreds of hours of acclaimed SHOWTIME series and specials. CraveTV is available directly to all Canadians with access to the Internet, as well as to customers of Eastlink, TELUS Optik TV, Bell Fibe TV, Bell Satellite TV, Bell Aliant FibreOP TV, Access Communications, Northwestel, SaskTel, Cable Cable, Hay Communications, Mitchell Seaforth Cable TV, Tuckersmith Communications, Wightman Telecom subscribers, NRTC Communications, WTC Communications, Tbaytel, Execulink Telecom, and VMedia. Available through traditional set-top boxes, mobile apps on iOS, Android, and Microsoft Windows 8.1 and Xbox One, the web, Apple TV, Chromecast, and select Samsung Smart TVs. CraveTV is from Bell Media, Canada’s premier multi-media company with more than a decade of leadership delivering Canada’s most-watched and most-acclaimed television programming across the Pay, Specialty, Digital, and Network TV landscapes. For more on CraveTV, visit www.CraveTV.ca.Just For Laughs Television is one of the world’s leading producers of stand-up comedy and variety programming.  JFL’s productions have been seen in Canada on CBC and an array of Bell networks and platforms (The Comedy Network, CTV, CTV2, The Movie Network, HBO Canada, CraveTV and Snackable), and internationally on HBO, FOX, ABC, MTV, Kevin Hart’s LOL Network, TBS, CBC, IFC, W, The CW, RTL, TF1, Comedy Central, Showtime, Hulu, SeeSo, BBC1, BBC America and TEN Australia. Beyond stand-up, the TV franchise Just For Laughs Gags has also become a household name worldwide, being seen in 135 countries, on 95 airlines, and on its own YouTube channel which has over 9 billion views. Just For Laughs Television is part of the Just For Laughs Group, with growth concentrated on four major focal points: festivals (in Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver and Sydney); television production; live shows (Canadian tour dates for Jerry Seinfeld, Kevin Hart, and more). Its inaugural Montreal Festival is 35 years old and is now the world’s largest and most prestigious comedy event, welcoming 2.5 million people each summer. The Group has offices in Montreal, Paris, Los Angeles, Toronto and London. Advertisement Login/Register With: Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

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Spring games nothing more than glorified practices

One of the hardest sporting events to draw conclusions from is a college football spring game.If a player breaks a 70-yard touchdown run or intercepts two passes, he’s pegged as a breakout star for the fall. Ohio State’s Spring Game was no different.Redshirt freshman quarterback Kenny Guiton was the media darling of the postgame interviews following his 167-yard, two-touchdown performance.In last year’s Spring Game, Terrelle Pryor’s strong performance riled up Buckeye fans, giving them dreams of the second coming of Troy Smith. Then the regular season commenced, and Pryor struggled through the year up until his MVP performance in the Rose Bowl.In Saturday’s game, there were times when Terrelle Pryor looked like Randall Cunningham, and then there were times when he channeled his inner Akili Smith. He was told not to scramble. Thus, it’s impossible to make sense of his performance at all.The defenses dominated the game for the most part. Ben Buchanan and Derek Erwin punted a combined 13 times. Tresselball in April anyone?The Spring Game is a lot like the NFL Draft. The beginning is filled with excitement and anticipation. But in the end, the game never measures up to the hype, and the media coverage is overblown.After the game, I hinted to junior wide receiver Dane Sanzenbacher that we in the media tend to put a lot of emphasis on the Spring Game, and he smiled in agreement.“Yes, you guys certainly do,” Sanzenbacher said.He added that the players are basically just trying to enjoy themselves during the game.“For us, it’s more fun than anything,” Sanzenbacher said. “We’ve been working hard the past 14 days, too.”Usually a good indicator of how the game will go is to take note of the weather forecast. Last year, 95,722 watched the Gray defeat the Scarlet 23-3 in a game that featured a handful of exciting plays and essentially perfect spring weather.The best word to describe the weather on Saturday would be mediocre. It was going to rain at some point during the game, and it arrived at halftime. When the downpour was over, the stadium looked like a Jacksonville Jaguars home game as the announced crowd of 65,223 had mostly filed out.The excitement didn’t arrive until late in the fourth quarter, when Guiton threw a beauty of a pass to junior receiver Taurian Washington to put the Gray up for good, 17-14.All in all, the game was mundane, which describes plenty of OSU games in recent memory. But in reality, that’s probably how it should be. The only difference between a normal spring practice and the Spring Game for Tressel’s crew is that the Spring Game is played in the Horseshoe.That’s the point. This game doesn’t mean anything. It’s an overhyped scrimmage that the media has fallen in love with, and expects too much of.On the other hand, sports fans have spoken, and they want to see as much football as possible. Nothing says success like excess. read more

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NCAA hits Ohio State with 1year bowl ban loss of scholarships

The Ohio State football program has received a one-year postseason ban for the 2012 season and a loss of scholarships from the NCAA Committee of Infractions. According to a report from The Columbus Dispatch, the Buckeyes will be allowed to play in the Gator Bowl against the University of Florida on Jan. 2, but will forfeit postseason eligibility next season, which would include a possible berth in the Big Ten Football Championship Game and a bowl game.  OSU will also face a reduction of four scholarships over the next three years in addition to the five scholarships the school already forfeited over that time period, according to the report. The NCAA has added an another year of probation the the football program’s self-imposed two-year probation. Former OSU coach Jim Tressel has been handed a five-year “show cause” penalty for his role in the violations meaning any program that attempts to hire him in the next five years could face NCAA sanctions. The penalties stem from a series of NCAA violations the OSU football program committed dating back to December 2010 when OSU became mired in a scandal involving players receiving improper benefits including discounts on tattoos.  The Buckeyes are scheduled to play Jan. 2 in the Gator Bowl in Jacksonville, Fla., where the team will play Florida. read more

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Wilfired Zaha returns to Ivory Coast national team

first_imgWith the international break around the corner, the Ivory Coast national team head coach Ibrahim Kamara named his 20-man squad for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against the Central African Republic.Among the names that draw the utmost attention is the one of Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha. The 25-year-old forward is thus approaching his first international cap since March.Crystal Palace felt free to express their pleasure with Zaha’s new international call-up via their official website.Joel Ward, Crystal PalaceHow Joe Ward thanks his faith for his football Manuel R. Medina – September 13, 2019 Crystal Palace defender, Joel Ward, has thanked his Christian faith for helping him play football professionally and he explains why.After flopping at Manchester United, the tricky winger has managed to revive his career at the Selhurst Park. Zaha featured in 6 Premier League matches this season, scoring three goals and providing one assist in the process.Although Roy Hodgson expects to see more from his attacker, Zaha’s performance hasn’t gone unnoticed back in his home county.The Elephants look to qualify for the final competition that will take place in Cameroon next summer. Kamara’s team managed to bounce back from a surprising 3-2 loss to Guinea by defeating Rwanda on the road by two goals to one.last_img read more

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Giampaolo speaks about Ronaldo and Quagliarella

first_imgThe Sampdoria manager says Fabio Quagliarella is his team’s Cristiano Ronaldo and how is not scary to face the Portuguese superstarSampdoria and Juventus will play tomorrow in the Italian Lega Serie A, in the last match of the year 2018.And for Sampdoria manager Marco Giampaolo, is not scary to face Cristiano Ronaldo’s.Romelu Lukaku, Inter MilanLukaku backed to beat Ronaldo in Serie A scoring charts Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Former Inter Milan star Andy van der Meyde is confident Romelu Lukaku will outscore Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s Serie A.“If it’s scary to face Ronaldo? No, it stimulates you. We also have a Ronaldo on our team (Vieira). However, let’s not forget about the other opponents,” Giampaolo said to Calcio Mercato.“They (Juve) have extraordinary attacking potential. If I were a Samp defender, I’d be loaded.”“Is Quagliarella the Ronaldo of Sampdoria? He has a very high shit conversion percentage, every Sunday he scores. He is our Ronaldo, but he would be that in any team,” Giampaolo concluded.last_img read more

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