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Posted by: | Posted on: October 19, 2020

Vox Media to cut 6% of workforce on grim recovery prospects in 2020

first_imgThe publisher will bring back about 30% of the furloughed employees who chose not to take buyouts, Bankoff said, adding that it will reinstate full salaries of the remaining employees.”The only exceptions are me and my executive team, who will continue our reductions,” the CEO wrote in the letter.Vox Media, which also owns technology news websites including the Verge and Recode, had in April said it would furlough 9% of its employees and the decision would impact about 100 of them from May through July.Topics : Vox Media, the owner of New York magazine, is laying off 6% of its staff, as it does not expect a rebound in publishing business to pre-COVID forecasts in the second half of 2020, according to an internal email seen by Reuters.Media companies are hard-pressed with cash flow concerns as they see a drop in advertising revenue since the coronavirus outbreak, forcing many to cut expenses.Vox Media Chief Executive Officer Jim Bankoff said in the email a majority of those impacted by the layoff were employees furloughed in May and would receive health insurance and severance packages.last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: October 6, 2020

Four bed Brisbane home sold for about $100K under suburb median

first_img308 Gowan Road Sunnybank Hills Qld 4109. Picture: Realestate.com.auTHIS home is strong contender for one of the week’s biggest bargains. selling for about $100,000 less than the median price in the suburb. BRISBANE newbies among top winners if super deposits go ahead RBA board singling Brisbane out but the numbers are holding SIGN up to receive all The Courier-Mail real estate news direct to your inbox 308 Gowan Road Sunnybank Hills Qld 4109. Picture: Realestate.com.auThe home was said to be “on the market for the first time in nearly three decades” with “enormous scope for renovation”. The listing said “the owner has been very clear. He wants it sold as soon as possible”.According to CoreLogic property records, the home had failed to sell at auction in mid-March when a price of “offers over $600,000” was put on it. Two weeks later the price was dropped again to “offers over $560,000”. 308 Gowan Road Sunnybank Hills Qld 4109. Picture: Realestate.com.au 308 Gowan Road Sunnybank Hills Qld 4109. Picture: Realestate.com.auA newsletter by Mr Given out this morning confirmed the house had “just sold”, with Realestate.com.au also listing the home as under contract. According to the site, the median house price in Sunnybank Hills is $655,000, with the median price for four bedders at $678,000.Sunnybank Hills is considered a “high demand market” with REA showing 597 visits per property in the suburb, almost double the Queensland average.center_img 308 Gowan Road Sunnybank Hills Qld 4109. Picture: Realestate.com.auMore from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home6 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor6 hours agoThe four bedroom, two bathroom, two car space home at 308 Gowan Road, Sunnybank Hills, was marketed as available for “offers over $560,000”.Agent Nicholas Given of Ray White New Farm had marketed it on Realestate.com.au as a “spectacular bargain up for grabs in Sunnybank Hills”, with a “massive price reduction”. 308 Gowan Road Sunnybank Hills Qld 4109. Picture: Realestate.com.aulast_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: September 28, 2020

Scorpio’s Merger with Navig8 Product Tankers to Close by September

first_imgThe previously announced merger between Marshall Islands-incorporated tanker owner and operator Navig8 Product Tankers Inc. (NPTI) and Scorpio Tankers has moved a step forward as it has secured approval from NPTI’s shareholders on Tuesday, August 29.“At the meeting, approximately 94.25% of the NPTI shares outstanding were voted, all of which were voted in favor of the merger,” Scorpio said.“The approval is the result of a vote on the proposal identified in the proxy statement/prospectus, dated August 14, 2017. “The merger had been unanimously approved by the board of directors of Scorpio as well as by the board of directors of Navig8.As informed, the deal remains subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close on or about September 1, 2017.Under the deal, Scorpio will acquire 24 tankers from Navig8, comprised of 15 LR2s and 12 LR1s with a weighted average age of 0.9 years and a total carrying capacity of approximately 2.6 million DWT.To remind, in connection with the LR1 vessel acquisitions, Scorpio said it would pay cash consideration of USD 42.2 million, which is net of assumed debt. This cash is expected to remain with Navig8 through closing and will form part of the balance sheet of the combined company, subject to the terms and conditions of the merger agreement.Once the deal is finalized, Scorpio’s operating fleet will consist of 105 owned or finance leased tankers with a weighted average age of approximately 1.9 years, and 19 time or bareboat chartered-in tankers.In addition, Scorpio has six newbuilding MR product tankers under construction which are slated for delivery throughout the remainder of 2017 and first quarter of 2018.last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: September 24, 2020

Mr. Keith Edward Black

first_imgMr. Keith Edward Black, age 61, of Florence, Indiana, entered this life on December 10, 1955, in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky, the loving son of the late, Joseph E. and Mabel (Jemmell) Black. He was inducted into the Unites States Army and was honorably discharged. Keith was employed for Lester Painting in Greenwood, Indiana, for 20 years. He was a member of the Rising Sun American Legion Post #59. Keith enjoyed living life, fishing, camping and spending time with his family and friends. Keith passed away at 8:51 am, Monday, May 22, 2017, at the Carroll County Memorial Hospital in Carrollton, Kentucky.Keith will be dearly missed by his loving companion of 7 years: Roberta “Bertie” Moore of Florence, IN; his son: Keith Black, II. and his wife: Nicole of Fairland, IN; his daughter: Gerri Jean Covington of Vevay, IN; his grandchildren: Tyler, Bella, Kohen, Kendall, Alyssa and Jordan; his great-granddaughter: McKinley; his brothers: Kenny Black and his wife: Debbie of Cincinnati, OH and Butch Black and his wife: Eileen of Florence, KY; his sister: Faye Hebel of Cincinnati, OH; his special nephew: Steve Black of Charleston, SC and his several other nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by his parents: Joseph E. and Mabel (Jemmell) Black; his sister: Melba Younger and his brothers: Harvey Black and Ritchie Joseph.Funeral services will be conducted Friday, May 26, 2017, at 6:00 pm, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.Friends may call 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Friday, May 26, 2017, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.Memorial contributions may be made to the Keith Edward Black Memorial Fund % Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home. Cards are available at the funeral home.last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: September 24, 2020

Canaan Community Academy earns top honor

first_imgCanaan, In. —  Canaan Community Academy was recently voted as Madison’s Best Education by community members through the Madison Area Chamber of Commerce. Lindsay Bloos, chamber director, presented principal Rhonda Pennington and vice principal Megan Ritz with the award at a ceremony involving students, staff, parents, and community members.last_img

Posted by: | Posted on: September 21, 2020

Sherwood aware of Levy risk

first_img The former Spurs midfielder laid out his unconditional commitment to attacking football in that match and he repeated that stance at White Hart Lane on Boxing Day. Sherwood omitted a holding midfielder from the line-up, and Tottenham were exposed as a result, but he insists the team will become a more cohesive unit once they have spent more time working together at the end of the hectic festive schedule. Still, with his only previous managerial experience coming at youth level, he knows his appointment is a punt on Levy’s part. “It’s a gamble because I’ve never done it before,” the 44-year-old said. “But there are a lot of good managers who had never done it before and become a success. “I was never a professional footballer until I stepped on to the field.” The fact that he only has a contract until the end of next season has prompted suggestions that Sherwood is keeping the seat warm for someone with more experience. “I regard (that) as an insult, but it is only an insult if I go and win all the games,” Sherwood said. “What can we do? If we win all the games and someone else comes in and keeps it and brings someone else in after I’ve won the league then I’m going to Real Madrid,” he added with a smile. Sherwood says the players have responded well to his appointment, and bemoaned the fact that he had almost a full team of unfit players unavailable. On paper this was a perfect first league match for the newly-appointed Tottenham boss. West Brom sacked their manager Steve Clarke two weeks ago after they started tumbling down the table. Caretaker manager Keith Downing has steadied the ship somewhat, and had it not been for a couple of good saves from Lloris, the former Wolves midfielder could have recorded his first win. Former Real Betis manager Pepe Mel is understood to be the front runner to succeed Clarke, and Downing – who does not want to be considered – wants the vacancy to be filled soon. “I hope (an appointment) is close for the players’ sake,” said Downing, who will stay in London with his players ahead of Saturday’s game against West Ham. “I know there’s a lot of speculation but I have really tried to concentrate (on the game). “As far as I know (I will be in charge for Saturday). I’m down (in London). We have planned for the next two or three days. We are ready to go and if anybody steps in then I will gladly support whoever comes in. “I spoke to (director of football) Richard Garlick but the interview process is ongoing.” Eyebrows were raised on Monday when Sherwood was handed an 18-month contract as Spurs’ new head coach, and it was clear from the Boxing Day display against Albion that he still has much work to do. Spurs drew 1-1 against the struggling Baggies after Jonas Olsson’s easy tap-in cancelled out Christian Eriksen’s stunning free-kick. Tottenham held onto the lead for less than two minutes and they were regularly exposed at the back by some fluid counter-attacking from the visitors, who arrived at White Hart Lane having not won in their previous seven games. Emmanuel Adebayor – whose error led to the Olsson goal – had an off day up front and had it not been for some good goalkeeping from Hugo Lloris, Tottenham could have suffered another damaging defeat. A smattering of boos rang out at the final whistle to sum up how the home supporters viewed the performance. “The fans will be disappointed, obviously. I understand that,” Sherwood said. “We are at home and, with respect, against West Brom you should be winning. “It’s a game we should have won. We should have played better and we are capable of playing better. “I thought we could be a bit more adventurous around the penalty box and show a little more guile.” Sherwood was appointed caretaker following the dismissal of Andre Villas-Boas and he delivered an encouraging win over Southampton last weekend. Tim Sherwood admits Daniel Levy has taken a gamble on him after he came away from his first match in charge of Tottenham with an underwhelming draw against West Brom. Press Associationlast_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: September 19, 2020

Wyoming seeks revenge on CSU

first_img Associated Press ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com FABULOUS FRESHMEN: Colorado State’s Nico Carvacho, Isaiah Stevens and David Roddy have combined to account for 50 percent of the team’s scoring this season, including 56 percent of all Rams points over the last five games.SPARKING THE OFFENSE: Hunter Maldonado has either made or assisted on 51 percent of all Wyoming field goals over the last three games. The junior guard has accounted for 23 field goals and 15 assists in those games.UNDEFEATED WHEN: Colorado State is a perfect 10-0 when the team makes nine or more 3-pointers. The Rams are 7-9 when the team hits fewer than nine threes.LONG-RANGE THREAT: Wyoming’s Jake Hendricks has attempted 202 3-pointers and connected on 31.2 percent of them, and is 9 of 47 over his last five games.DID YOU KNOW: Wyoming has averaged only 60.2 points per game over its last five games. The Cowboys are giving up 74 points per game over that span. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditColorado State (17-9, 8-5) vs. Wyoming (6-19, 1-12)Arena-Auditorium, Laramie, Wyoming; Saturday, 4 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Colorado State goes for the season sweep over Wyoming after winning the previous matchup in Fort Collins. The teams last played each other on Jan. 4, when the Rams shot 51 percent from the field while holding Wyoming’s shooters to just 38.2 percent en route to an 11-point victory.center_img February 13, 2020 Wyoming seeks revenge on CSUlast_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: September 19, 2020

Update on the latest in sports:

first_imgUpdate on the latest in sports: February 19, 2020 — The Blues ended their season-high, five-game losing streak as Ivan Barbashev scored twice in a 3-0 victory against the Devils. Jaden Schwartz furnished the other goal and Jordan Binnington made 17 saves for his seventh career shutout and second this season. The outcome gives St. Louis a two-point edge over Dallas in the Central Division.— The Flyers are in third place in the Metropolitan Division after Travis Konecny (kah-NEHK’-nee) had a goal and two assists in their 5-1 rout of the Blue Jackets. Kevin Hayes, Sean Couturier (koo-TOOR’-ee-ay), Philippe Myers and Jakub Voracek (VOHR’-ah-chek) also scored as Philadelphia made the most of its 15 shots to move one point ahead of the Islanders and Columbus in the division standings.— Andrei Svechnikov (SVEHCH’-nih-kahv) and Nino Niederreiter (NEE’-dur-eye-tur) each scored in the second period as the Hurricanes knocked off the Predators, 4-1. That puts Carolina in a virtual tie with Columbus and the Islanders for the two Eastern Conference wild-card berths. Jordan Staal scored a goal in the first, Sebastian Aho (AH’-hoh) added a third-period tally and Justin Williams had two assists.— The Jets doubled up the Kings, 6-3 behind Blake Wheeler’s two goals and one assist. Nikolaj Ehlers (NIH’-koh-ly EE’-lurz) added a goal and two assists to Winnipeg’s fifth victory in seven games, which leaves the Jets one point away from a Western Conference playoff slot.— Andreas Athanasiou (ath-a-nah-SEE’-yoo) scored twice while the Red Wings were netting three unanswered goals in the third period to rally past the Canadiens, 4-3. Athanasiou gave Detroit its first lead with 5:15 remaining before the Wings ended a four-game skid. The Blues put Bouwmeester on long-term injured reserve, which gives them salary-cap relief. They added blueline help by acquiring defenseman Marco Scandella from the Canadiens for a 2020 second-round pick and conditional fourth-rounder next year.Also in the NHL:— The Capitals have bolstered their blue line by acquiring veteran Brenden Dillon from the San Jose Sharks for Colorado’s 2020 second-round pick and a conditional 2021 third-rounder. Dillon has averaged just under 20 minutes a game this season and could play on the Capitals’ second pairing with Dmitry Orlov. The nine-year NHL veteran has scored 22 goals and 114 points in 588 regular-season games.COLLEGE SPORTS-TRANSFERSNCAA prepared to change transfer waiver process NFL-NEWSBrees plans to be back with Saints next seasonUNDATED (AP) — Quarterback Drew Brees (breez) says he intends to play for the New Orleans Saints again next season. The 41-year-old Brees used a social media post to announce his intention to “make another run at it” in what would be his 20th NFL season.Brees is the NFL’s all-time leader with 6,867 completions, 77,416 yards passing and 547 touchdown throws. He was productive in leading the Saints to the playoffs last season despite missing five games with a throwing hand injury, completing 74.3% of his passes with 27 touchdowns and only four interceptions.In other NFL news: — Jalen Smith dropped in 22 points and grabbed 19 rebounds as seventh-ranked Maryland held off Northwestern, 76-67 to take a two-game lead in the Big Ten Conference at 12-3. Anthony Cowan added 19 points for the Terrapins, who are 22-4 overall following their ninth consecutive victory.— Eighth-ranked Florida State was an 82-67 winner against Pittsburgh as freshman Patrick Williams contributed 16 points and Anthony Polite added 10 with six rebounds. Williams scored in double figures for the 10th time this season as the Seminoles improved to 14-0 at home and 22-4 overall.— Ayo Dosunmu scored 24 points and Illinois snapped a four-game losing streak with a 62-56 victory over ninth-ranked Penn State. Kofi (KOH’-fee) Cockburn added 14 points for the Fighting Illini, who led most of the way and ended the Nittany Lions’ eight-game winning streak.— Immanuel Quickley scored 21 points and No. 10 Kentucky shot 8-for-9 from 3-point range in the second half to pull out a 79-76 victory against LSU. Nick Richards scored 13 points and blocked six shots for the 21-5 Wildcats, who have won five straight and nine of 10.— Miles McBride and Sean McNeil provided 11 points apiece to help No. 17 West Virginia knock off Oklahoma State, 65-47. Oscar Tshiebwe (SHEEB’-way) added eight points and 15 rebounds for the Mountaineers, who held the Cowboys to a season-low 14 second-half points. Bob Huggins earned his 879th career victory to tie North Carolina’s Dean Smith for sixth all-time among Division I coaches. UNDATED (AP) — The NCAA is moving toward allowing all Division I athletes to transfer one time without sitting out a season of competition.A plan to change the waiver process is expected to be presented to the Division I Council in April. If adopted, new criteria would go into effect for the 2020-21 academic year. Currently, football, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s hockey and baseball players must sit out one season after transferring.The NCAA’s announcement comes a day after the ACC became the second Power Five conference to publicly support the so-called one-time exception for all transfers. The Big Ten announced its support last fall.COLLEGE FOOTBALL-MICHIGAN STATE-NCAASpartans reportedly looking into allegations UNDATED (AP) — There’s a new leader in the NHL’s Metropolitan Division.Sidney Crosby continued his scoring binge by furnishing a goal and three assists as the Penguins knocked off the Maple Leafs, 5-2. The outcome moves the Pens one point ahead of Washington in the Metropolitan standings.Crosby has collected seven goals and 23 points in 13 games since returning from core muscle surgery on Jan. 14. The Pens were six points off the division lead when Crosby made his comeback.Bryan Rust had a goal and two assists in Pittsburgh’s third consecutive win and sixth in eight games. Teddy Blueger’s (BLOO’-gurz) goal gave the Penguins a 5-0 lead with 7:25 left in the second period.Elsewhere on NHL ice: EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State reportedly is investigating allegations of NCAA violations made by a former football staffer in a lawsuit.Curtis Blackwell filed a lawsuit claiming his employment agreement was violated when he was disciplined while the school addressed sexual assault allegations against players in 2017. A recent filing in that case from Blackwell’s lawyer suggested that deposition testimony by then-coach Mark Dantonio may have revealed NCAA violations.Athletic director Bill Beekman said then that it was his understanding that the allegations were “patently false.” But an athletic department spokesman told The Detroit News on Tuesday that the school is looking into them.NBA-NEWSIrving out again Jared Butler scored 22 points as the Bears downed Oklahoma, 65-54 to improve to 24-1 overall and 13-0 in the conference. Mark Vital had 10 points and Freddie Gillespie grabbed 10 rebounds for Baylor, which played a second straight game without leading scorer MaCio Teague (teeg) because of a wrist injury.The Sooners led 10-5 until the Bears went on a 23-9 spurt to take control.Kristian Doolittle had 18 points and 10 rebounds for Oklahoma.In other top-25 action:— Jalen Crutcher scored 18 points and No. 5 Dayton picked up its 15th straight victory by downing VCU, 66-61. Obi Toppin (OH’-bee TAH’-pihn) finished 12 points and Dwayne Cohill made a pair of free throws with 22.4 seconds left after the Rams closed within one point. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditT25 MEN’S BASKETBALL-SCHEDULEBaylor breaks Big 12 winning streak recordUNDATED (AP) — Top-ranked Baylor has become the Big 12 record-holder for most consecutive victories with 23, breaking the mark set by Kansas 23 years ago. The mark could further motivate the Jayhawks when they visit the Bears on Saturday in a 1-versus-3 matchup. UNDATED (AP) — Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving won’t play in their first game after the All-Star break Thursday at Philadelphia because of more trouble with his right shoulder that sidelined him earlier this season.Nets coach Kenny Atkinson told reporters Tuesday that Irving would see a specialist this week.Irving has missed 26 games during his first season in Brooklyn with an impingement. He has played in just 20 of the Nets’ 53 games.Also around the NBA:— The Pistons and Reggie Jackson have agreed on a contract buyout that allows the veteran guard to sign with another team. Jackson is in the final season of his five-year, $80 million deal he signed in 2015 with the Pistons, who acquired him earlier that year in a trade with Oklahoma City. The 29-year-old Jackson is averaging 14.9 points and 5.1 assists this season, but he has been limited to just 14 games due to a back injury. — The Senators whipped the Sabres, 7-4 as Craig Anderson made 23 saves in his 200th win with Ottawa. Jean-Gabriel Pageau (pa-ZHOH’) contributed two goals and two assists for the Senators, who also received a two-goal night from Artem Anisimov (ahr-TEHM’ ah-NEE’-see-mahv).NHL-NEWSBouwmeester back in St. LouisUNDATED (AP) — Blues defenseman Jay Bouwmeester (BOH’-mees-tur) is back in St. Louis after collapsing on the bench during a game in Anaheim last week.Bouwmeester issued a statement saying he’s “on the road to recovery” after going into cardiac arrest in the first period versus the Ducks. He had a cardioverter defibrillator implanted into his chest at UCI Medical Center in Orange County, California, where he had been hospitalized until returning to St. Louis on Sunday. Also in the majors:— MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred has apologized for what he called a disrespectful reference to the World Series trophy as a “piece of metal.” Even before being asked about it at the Cactus League media day, Manfred said he made a mistake with those comments when trying to deliver a rhetorical point in an interview two days earlier. Players became infuriated by his “piece of metal” comment during a lengthy interview with ESPN on Sunday, the same day he spoke in Florida.NFL-TRUMP-DEBARTOLOTrump pardons former 49ers ownerWASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has pardoned Edward DeBartolo Jr., the former San Francisco 49ers owner convicted in a gambling fraud scandal. DeBartolo Jr. built the San Francisco 49ers’ 1980s-1990s dynasty. He was involved in one of the biggest owners’ scandals in the sport’s history. In 1998, he pleaded guilty to failing to report a felony when he paid $400,000 to former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards in exchange for a riverboat gambling license. — A person familiar with the situation says three-time Pro Bowl tight end Greg Olsen has agreed to a one-year, $7 million contract with the Seattle Seahawks. Olsen was released by the Carolina Panthers earlier this month after nine seasons with the team amid a rebuilding process under first-year coach Matt Rhule (rool). Olsen has caught 718 passes for 8,444 yards and 59 touchdowns during a 13-season NFL career that began with a four-year run with the Chicago Bears.— Punter Ryan Allen and kicker Younghoe Koo are set to return to the Falcons next season. Allen and Koo each joined the Falcons midway through the 2019 season and performed well enough to earn one-year contract extensions for the 2020 season.— The Cardinals have re-signed starting left tackle D.J. Humphries to a three-year contract that keeps him with the team through the 2022 season. The 26-year-old Humphries started all 16 games at left tackle last season, anchoring an offensive line that protects franchise quarterback Kyler Murray.NHL-SCHEDULEPens whip Leafs to pass Caps MLB-NEWSJudge doesn’t take batting practiceUNDATED (AP) — New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge did not hit or throw during the team’s first full squad workout Tuesday because of what the team said was a minor right shoulder issue.Yankees manager Aaron Boone said the problem is not considered serious and that Judge could start to ramp up activities in a couple days. Judge is expected to be ready for the start of the regular season.  Judge had been taking part in early workouts at the Yankees’ minor league complex and experienced some soreness in the last couple weeks. He shut down from hitting about a week ago. — Ty-Shon Alexander scored 22 points and Marcus Zegarowski added 17 in leading 15th-ranked Creighton to a 73-65 victory at No. 19 Marquette. The Bluejays have won eight of nine to move within a half-game of first-place Seton Hall in the Big East standings.NASCAR-NEWMANNewman communicating following Daytona crashDAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR driver Ryan Newman is awake and speaking with family and doctors a day after his horrific crash on the final lap of the Daytona 500.Roush Fenway Racing released an update on its driver about 20 hours after Newman’s car slammed into the wall at nearly 200 mph, flipped, got T-boned by another car, flipped several more times and skidded to a halt in flames. Everyone watching feared the worst Monday night and had to wait nearly two hours to learn that Newman’s injuries were not considered life-threatening. Associated Press last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: September 17, 2020

Man United Come from Behind to Halt City Title Party

first_imgDemola Ojo with agency reportsPaul Pogba spoiled Manchester City’s anticipated Premier League title party by scoring twice in two minutes as Manchester United came from 2-0 down to win a thrilling derby 3-2 yesterday. Chris Smalling completed the comeback that looked so improbable when City were well on course to round off a resounding march towards the title by racing into a 2-0 first-half lead.Goals from captain Vincent Kompany and Ilkay Gundogan put the hosts in a commanding position, who were left to rue huge missed chances from Raheem Sterling to extend their lead. “In that level in that competition when you have chances you have to score,” said City manager Pep Guardiola. “They shot four times on target and scored three goals.”Guardiola added more spice to an already hotly-anticipated clash when he claimed on Friday he had been offered the chance to buy Pogba two months ago by the player’s agent Mino Raiola. Pogba has endured a desperately disappointing season having often been dropped by Jose Mourinho for United’s biggest games.But after so much criticism, Pogba showed why he was the world’s most expensive player when United splashed out £89 million to bring him back to the club from Juventus in 2016 by hauling United back into a game that looked lost at half-time.“If the accusation from his agent is that he wants to go to other clubs, his price has gone up,” said Mourinho wryly.And Mourinho challenged his side to use their fightback as a springboard to a title challenge next season. “I want to congratulate City for the title because they are going to win and deservedly. They gave no chance to the others because they had this season of don’t stop winning,” added the Portuguese.“My objective here was to get points and not spoil any celebrations. The point is can we improve enough to catch them next season?”Guardiola kept his pre-match promise to prioritise Tuesday’s Champions League quarter-final second leg against Liverpool with City needing to overturn a 3-0 first leg deficit.Kevin de Bruyne, a leading candidate for player of the year awards, was left on the bench alongside Gabriel Jesus and City’s all-time top goalscorer Sergio Aguero.Guardiola and Mourinho have a long-running rivalry dating back to their time in charge of Barcelona and Real Madrid respectively. And the game quickly settled into the usual pattern when the two face off with City dominating possession and United happy to get plenty of men behind the ball.Yet, for all City’s possession, just like when City won 2-1 at Old Trafford in December, it was from a set-piece that United were undone.City’s Abu-Dhabi owners have splashed an estimated 878 million euros over the past decade to assemble a squad that has tilted the balance of power in Manchester from red to blue. Kompany was one the Emiratis’ first purchases, and he was a fitting scorer on what seemed destined to be a historic day.The Belgian outmuscled Smalling to power home Leroy Sane’s corner on 25 minutes. Five minutes later City doubled their lead in a style that has characterised their season as Gundogan brilliantly turned onto Sterling’s pass before slotting into the far corner.City should have been out of sight by half-time as Guardiola screamed in frustration after Sterling fired two glorious chances well over the bar. Like the rest of his teammates, Pogba was overrun in the first 45 minutes, but came alive to slot home from Ander Herrera’s cushioned pass with his chest to get United back into the game eight minutes after the break.That goal was the first Mourinho’s men had scored away from home against top-five opposition in the Premier League all season. And they soon had two in two minutes when Alexis Sanchez picked out Pogba’s late run into the box and his header beat Ederson low to his right-hand side.City’s Champions League hopes were likely ended by conceding three times in 19 minutes at Anfield in midweek.And United took just 16 minutes to complete an incredible turnaround when Smalling capitalised on some slack City marking to turn home Sanchez’s free-kick.Guardiola threw on Aguero, Jesus and De Bruyne in an attempt to prevent just a second league defeat of the season. And City should have had a penalty when Ashley Young somehow escaped without punishment from a knee-high lunge on Aguero inside the area that sparked an bad-tempered finale.Aguero was denied by a brilliant De Gea save two minutes from time and Sterling then hit the post as United somehow held on for a famous win.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Syracuse to rely on depth at guard to maintain fast-paced style of play

first_imgThe six guards Syracuse rotated in its season-opening win against Rhode Island wasn’t a mirage. It wasn’t an experiment by head coach Quentin Hillsman to give every player time on the court early in the season. It wasn’t an accident.It’s an indication of what’s to come this season for the Orange.A style of play predicated on quickness and aggressive pressing lends itself to fatigue, and SU rolled out guards Brittney Sykes, Brianna Butler, Alexis Peterson, Abby Grant, Cornelia Fondren and Jade Philips to compensate.“I remember when I was playing,” Hillsman recalled, “the thing was, ‘I can’t get into a rhythm. I can’t get into a flow.’“Well you have to get into a flow quickly (now). We’re going to get you in and out of the game.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse made 17 more substitutions than URI, and 11 times subbed in two or more players at once.The surplus of talent at the guard position allows Hillsman flexibility, running players on and off his bench similar to a lacrosse or hockey team with position lines. The frequent substitutions at the position are likely to be a common occurrence throughout the season for the No. 25 Orange (1-0).Sykes is recovering from her second ACL injury and is gradually building back up her stamina. She laid out the hypothetical situation in which she, Peterson and Butler were running the top of SU’s press for four or five plays.It “lights up (Sykes’) eyes” knowing that once fatigue sets in, she can confidently hand over the keys to reserve players just as capable as the starters, she said. Hillsman swapped three players at once off the bench three times on Friday.“You can send in platoons if you wanted to,” Sykes said. “It feels pretty good to know that on the bench you can bring in three other guards on and bring three other guards off give them a rest.“That way we can keep the pace of a run-and-gun team to get up in your face and pressure.”It was the veteran trio of Sykes, Peterson and Butler SU rolled out against the Rams. But not even halfway through the first quarter it was Grant, a freshman, planting herself on the sideline to replace Sykes, a redshirt junior. Phillips also made her collegiate debut, and dropped a 3 in her first two minutes on the court in the second quarter.The ripple effects of guard depth have reached the practice court too, Sykes said, with starters in intrasquad scrimmages able to acknowledge, “OK, I have a sub,” as they look to the sideline.It’s fostered a competitive culture among the team, with a budding few freshman learning from the veterans as much as they’re gunning for their spot.“At the same time it’s more of a, ‘if I’m on the floor and playing hard, I expect you to do the same exact thing,’” Sykes said of the competition at guard. “It’s not more of a ‘I’m trying to take your spot;’ it’s more a ‘we’re all in this spot together.’”Syracuse should be outpacing opponents on the floor and taking advantage of its perimeter shooters in Butler and Grant. The Orange finished right in the middle of the ACC in both scoring offense and defense last season, marks that stand to improve if SU’s depth is as deep as it thinks it is.With the revolving door of talent, the ability of SU’s reserve guards will be just as paramount to the team’s success at the starters.“If you want to contribute, you’ve got to contribute in your 2-2.5 minutes on the floor,” Hillsman said. “(Then) come back in your next 2.5 minutes and contribute.” Comments Published on November 17, 2015 at 8:11 pm Contact Connor: cgrossma@syr.edu | @connorgrossman Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more