Arsenal vs Tottenham Hotspur: Ozil misses out with back injury

first_imgArsenal know a win on Sunday against Tottenham will see them leapfrog their near neighbours in the table, and potentially move them up to third depending on other results.Last time out in the league the Gunners beat Bournemouth 2-1, and also enjoyed a midweek Europa League victory against Vorskla on Thursday night.Tottenham also tasted European success during the week when they beat Inter, meaning they can qualify for the next round of the Champions League with a win in their final group game. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Mauricio Pochettino’s men are hoping to win a third London derby in a row in the Premier League, following recent victories against Crystal Palace and Chelsea. If they can claim three points from the Emirates it will bring an end to an 18-game unbeaten run for Arsenal. Game Arsenal vs Tottenham Hotspur Date Sunday, December 2 Time 2:05pm GMT / 9:05am ET Stream (US) fubo TV (7-day free trial) TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch In the United States (US), the game can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial) .New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser. US TV channel Online stream NBCSN fubo TV (7-day free trial) In the United Kingdom (UK), the game can be watched live on Sky Sports Main Event and livestreamed on Sky GO Extra. UK TV channel Online stream Sky Sports Main Event Sky GO Extra  Squads & Team News Position Arsenal players Goalkeepers Cech, Leno, Martinez Defenders Bellerin, Sokratis, Lichtsteiner, Holding, Mustafi, Kolasinac Midfielders Elneney, Mkhitaryan, Ramsey, Ozil, Torreira, Maitland-Niles, Iwobi, Guendouzi, Xhaka Forwards Lacazette, Aubameyang Alexandre Lacazette has not recovered in time to make the starting XI having suffered a groin injury while Mesut Ozil misses out having suffered a back spasm.Emery made 10 changes to his side for the midweek game against Vorskla, but has reverted to a similar side that started the last Premier League match.The Gunners will also be without long-term absentees Laurent Koscielny, Konstantinos Mavropanos, Nacho Monreal and Danny Welbeck.Confirmed Arsenal XI: Leno; Holding, Sokratis, Mustafi, Kolasinac; Bellerin, Torreira, Xhaka, Kolasinac; Iwobi, Mkhitaryan, Aubameyang Position Tottenham players Goalkeepers Lloris, Vorm, Gazzaniga Defenders Rose, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Walker-Peters, Foyte, Aurier, Davies Midfielders Son, Winks, Wanyama, Nkoudou, Dier, Sissoko, Alli, Eriksen, Moura Forwards Kane, Llorente Erik Lamela will miss out after picking up a thigh injury in the midweek Champions League win against Inter.The winger joins Kieran Trippier, Davison Sanchez and Mousa Dembele on the Spurs injury list.However, Mauricio Pochettino has selected Jan Vertonghen for his first Premier League match since September.The defender played the full 90 minutes against Inter on Wednesday night and will start alongside Juan Foyth at the heart of defence.Confirmed Tottenham XI: Lloris, Aurier, Foyth, Vertonghen, Davies; Dier, Sissoko; Son, Alli, Eriksen; KaneBetting & Match Odds There’s little between the two sides in the eyes of the bookmakers. Bet365 have Arsenal down as very marginal favourites with odds of 13/8, while Tottenham are priced at 17/10. A draw can be backed at 13/5.Click here to see all of bet 365’s offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more. Match Preview Christian Eriksen Tottenham 2018-19In recent years the two sides have taken a relatively even share of the results in this fixture. In the last eight meetings, the Gunners have won two, Spurs three and there have been three draws between the sides.However at the Emirates, Arsenal have tended to enjoy the upper-hand against their rivals, and they have not been beaten at home by Tottenham since 2010.One thing this fixture almost certainly provides is goals – there hasn’t been a scoreless game between the two in the last 21 meetings.The pair are also two of the top scoring sides in the league, and with top-class attackers like Harry Kane, Son Heung-min, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan on show it could be raining goals at the Emirates.Sunday’s game is also the first in a triple header of north London derbies in the next few months, with the sides meeting later in December in the League Cup, before they square-off again in the Premier League later in March.The two sides have a busy December ahead of them, and will face nine games this month. Both sides will be aiming to start it with a win at the Emirates on Sunday. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

In The Spotlight – Jamie Stowe

first_imgIn the forty-third edition of In The Spotlight, Australian Men’s Open player, Jamie Stowe, speaks about what it means to represent Australia at the 2011 World Cup, and his knowledge of Scotland. Name: Jamie StoweNickname: StowieAge: 36Affiliate: Parramatta/ScorpionsOccupation: Electrical SupervisorPosition: WingDebut for Australia: 2001Career highlights so far: Meeting so many good friends and great people through various teams.How you got involved in Touch Football: Playing in Manilla with family and friends.Favourite player: Mark (Bus) BolandWhat does it mean to you to be representing Australia at the 2011 World Cup: Epitome of four years of work and training. It’s the proudest honour representing this country on a world stage, with not only a well balanced team but some great friends.Biggest influence on your Touch Football career: Mark Boland Favourite sporting moment: Kiwis four nation win a couple of years ago closely followed by learning to snowboard.What do you know about Scotland: My family’s actually from Scotland so I was brought up with some Scottish traditions and encouraged to play the bagpipes from a young age. So it will be nice to see some of the places my parents were raised.Any superstitions: First foot on New Year’s (Tallest person to walk through your door first on New Year’s Day (Scottish tradition)), and no new shoes on tables (it brings bad luck (another Scottish superstition))Funniest Australian teammate: Practically its Z (Anthony Ziade), but Stevie has his moments and Sfeirsy doesn’t try to be, but comes out with some screamers sometimes.Favourite quote: Not up in here!Any travel plans for after World Cup: Yes four weeks around Europe. With less than two weeks left until the 2011 Federation of International Touch World Cup, be sure to be regularly visiting the Touch Football Australia website to keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and information. Don’t forget to become a fan of Touch Football Australia on Facebook and Twitter in the lead up to the 2011 World Cup to find out all you need to know about Australia’s World Cup campaign: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Touch-Football-Australia/384949403384 www.twitter.com/touchfootyauslast_img read more

Lawyers trade jabs as meningitis outbreak murder trial opens

first_imgBOSTON – An attorney for a Massachusetts pharmacist charged in a deadly meningitis outbreak urged jurors Tuesday not to be swayed by their emotions while prosecutors argued the man’s actions demonstrated a “shocking disregard” for human life.Glenn Chin, the supervisory pharmacist at the now-closed New England Compounding Center, is on trial for second-degree murder and mail fraud under federal racketeering law for his role in the 2012 outbreak caused by tainted steroid injections that killed 76 people and sickened hundreds of others.Assistant U.S. Attorney George Varghese told jurors Chin instructed staff to use expired ingredients, falsify documents and neglect cleaning to get the products out the door as quickly as possible. Chin also failed to properly sterilize the drugs, shipped products before they were tested and ignored findings of mould and bacteria in the clean rooms, Varghese said.“Glenn Chin knew better,” Varghese said during his opening statement. “He knew with what he was doing there was a reasonable likelihood that people were going to die, and he did it anyways.”Chin, who was wearing a dark suit and glasses, took notes and sometimes shook his head while Varghese spoke to the panel of 11 women and four men who will hear the case, which is expected to last several weeks.Chin’s attorneys are hoping to place the blame on the co-founder of the compounding pharmacy. Unlike regular drugstores, compounding pharmacies custom-mix medications and supply them directly to hospitals and doctors.Barry Cadden was sentenced in June to nine years in prison after being acquitted of second-degree murder charges but convicted on conspiracy and fraud charges.Defence Attorney Stephen Weymouth said there is no evidence Chin caused the injections to become contaminated. Before the outbreak, Chin had a long track record of safely producing compounded drugs, Weymouth said.Cadden was the one calling the shots, and Chin couldn’t stand up to him, said Weymouth, who sought to portray Cadden as a demanding boss who treated his employees poorly and was only interested in profits.“He treated them badly, and he pushed them to work to the max, and he didn’t care if corners had to be cut to do that,” Weymouth said. “Those weren’t decisions made by Glenn Chin. They were decisions made by Barry Cadden.”Before the defence gave its opening statement, Chin’s attorneys unsuccessfully pressed the judge to declare a mistrial due to some of Varghese’s comments, including a mention of how many people attended the funeral for one of the meningitis victims.The outbreak of fungal meningitis and other infections was traced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to contaminated injections of medical steroids, given mostly to people with back pain.More than 700 people in 20 states were sickened in what’s considered the worst public health crisis in recent U.S. history. The CDC put the death toll at 64 in 2013. Federal officials identified additional victims in their investigation, raising the total number of deaths to 76.Chin is charged in the deaths of 25 people in Florida, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.Varghese, the assistant U.S. attorney, slowly read the names of those victims to the jurors while their pictures flashed across a television screen. While Chin did not intend to kill them, he knew there was a reasonable likelihood the drugs could be deadly if they were not sterile, Varghese said.“He knew he had a job to do, which was to make these drugs sterile, and he just didn’t care enough to do it,” Varghese said.But Chin’s attorney urged jurors not to let their sympathy for the victims get in the way of the facts in the case.“The government has no evidence that will ever be able to convince you beyond a reasonable doubt that Glen Chin murdered 25 people,” Weymouth said.___Follow Alanna Durkin Richer at http://twitter.com/aedurkinricher. Read more of her work at http://apne.ws/2hIhzDblast_img read more

PRRD expands landslide evacuation order to islands south of Old Fort

first_imgThis area is considered to be at risk with respect to public safety and it is recommended that no access be allowed.The PRRD added that once the LiDAR analysis has been completed, a more thorough understanding of the size of the slide and potential risk area will be available.The Regional District added that a team of experts from Westrek Geotechnical and the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development are working on the analysis and will provide an update as soon as possible. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Peace River Regional District has once again expanded the area under an evacuation order because of the landslide near the community of Old Fort, though this time the order is for areas south of the community.The PRRD said that the expansion of the evacuation order to include the islands south of Old Fort was recommended by Westrek Geotechnical Services, the firm contracted by the Regional District after the landslide first began on September 30th.The main slide is said to have already impacted one of the islands, and recent changes along with new information about the west slide indicate the potential for increased mobilization and depth of failure.last_img read more

Kesari Phirni

first_imgIngredients Rice 75 gm Milk 300 ml Caster Sugar 30 gm Saffron few strands Green Cardamom Powder a pinch Rose Water few drops Slivered Almonds & Pistachios to garnish Silver Foil & Rose Petals to garnishPreparation Soak the saffron strands in a tsp of warm milk. Soak the rice in water for about one hour. Drain the water and grind it to a paste (should not be too coarse). In a heavy-bottomed pan, combine milk, sugar and the rice paste together and boil. Cook for about 15 to 20 minutes until the mixture is creamy and thick and coats the back of a spoon. Add the saffron and cardamom and mix well. Remove from heat. Add the rose water and mix well. Refrigerate for around 2 hours until chilled and set. Garnish with slivered nuts, silver foil, rose petals and serve.(Courtesy: The Taj City Centre, Gurugram)last_img read more

No competition with brother Aparshakti

first_imgNew Delhi: Actor Aparshakti Khurana says there can’t be any scope of competition between him and his brother Ayushmann Khurrana. “Competition generally happens between two equals. In our case, Ayushmann and I are in different spaces of cinema. He has always been a front-runner. His films differ from mine, and so does our audience.” “There can’t be any comparison, because comparison takes place between two equals and we both have different paths in the industry. There can’t be any competition,” Aparshakti said. Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: PriyankaHe also shared his desire to work with his elder brother on screen. “Ayushmann is a brilliant actor. He is doing a great job. We both really want to work together. Unfortunately, we have not got any script yet,” he said. He revealed that both of them are looking forward to collaborate on something special. Aparshakti is riding high on the success of Luka Chuppi, after wooing the audience with his comical performance in the 2018 hit Stree. Aparshakti’s next big screen appearance will be alongside Varun Dhawan in Street Dancer 3D.last_img read more

JaVale McGee Is No Joke

15Karl-Anthony TownsMIN3,0301301.5 Among the top 15 in total dunks during the 2016-17 regular season.Source: Basketball-Reference.com 7Hassan WhitesideMIA2,5131632.3 PLAYERTEAMMIN. PLAYEDTOTALPER 36 MINUTES 8Mason PlumleePOR, DEN2,1481312.2 1JaVale McGeeGS7391215.9 During the 2016-17 regular season, McGee took a career-high 78 percent of his shots at the rim. In 2012-13, rim shots accounted for only 65 percent of his total attempts.2Before this season, McGee’s career high for the share of his field-goal attempts at the rim was 65.4 percent in 2015-16. Similarly, just 3 percent of McGee’s field goals this season were attempted from outside of 10 feet, whereas these jumpers made up at least 10 percent of his shots in each of his previous campaigns. While McGee’s effectiveness at the rim this season (73 percent field-goal percentage) is basically unchanged from the past two seasons, his condensed shot distribution means that he’s more efficient overall.The Warriors have several actions designed to get McGee near the rim. Most reliably they deploy a Curry-Green high pick-and-roll with McGee positioned at the edge of the lane. Curry’s dead-eye shooting tends to demand a double team in this situation, allowing him to slip a pass to Green around the free-throw line. From there, the Warriors gain a numerical advantage with only McGee’s defender remaining to stop Green’s marauding drive down the lane. The ultimate result is a lob to McGee and a slam dunk.Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/embedded-video-02-curry-green-pnr-to-green-mcgee-alley-oop.mp400:0000:0000:09Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.The Warriors also use a McGee-Curry ball screen up top. In this variation, McGee picks Curry’s defender and rolls hard to the rim, Curry slings the ball toward Green at the wing, and Green relays it to the cutting McGee for an alley-oop.Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/embedded-video-03-mcgee-curry-pnr-green-mcgee-alley-oop.mp400:0000:0000:11Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.McGee gets dunks when he rolls to the basket after setting off-ball screens for Klay Thompson, too. He gets dunks when Andre Iguodala beats his man off the dribble. He gets dunks in transition. He gets dunks on putbacks. He gets all kinds of dunks, all the time. In fact, McGee led the league in dunks per 36 minutes this season.3Among players who played at least 200 minutes. 4Dwight HowardATL2,1991993.3 3DeAndre JordanLAC2,5702533.5 5Rudy GobertUTA2,7442353.1 14Steven AdamsOKC2,3891121.7 12Anthony DavisNO2,7081361.8 McGee has been spectacularly efficient with his shots, posting a career-high true shooting percentage of 64 percent this season. And even though he doesn’t play a lot, when he’s on the floor, he’s a big part of the Warriors offense. McGee was one of just 14 players — including superstars LeBron James, James Harden, Kawhi Leonard, Durant and Curry — who combined 60+ percent true shooting with a 20+ percent usage rate this season.Although some of it is a luxury of playing with his talented Warrior teammates, McGee’s improved efficiency is mainly the result of a more disciplined shot selection. Compare his shot chart from this season with the one from the 2012-13 season, when he played for a 57-win Denver Nuggets team. Note that with the Warriors, McGee is attempting nearly all of his shots from inside the paint; whereas with Denver, he regularly stepped away from the basket to shoot. 9Tristan ThompsonCLE2,3361221.9 DUNKS 11Kevin DurantGS2,0701071.9 2Clint CapelaHOU1,5511633.8 6Giannis AntetokounmpoMIL2,8451942.5 13Andre DrummondDET2,4091181.8 The Golden State Warriors have acted out many familiar scenes during this year’s playoff run. Kevin Durant has crossed up big men en route to vicious slams, Draymond Green has continued to revolutionize rim protection, and Stephen Curry has danced his way to almost 30 points a night. But a bit player has elbowed his way into the spotlight, too: Warrior reserve center JaVale McGee.In Golden State’s opening series against Portland, McGee was outstanding in his supporting role, chipping in 10 points, 4 rebounds, and 2 blocks in 12 minutes per game. He also gave the Warriors a decided advantage over the Blazers when he was playing, contributing to a +48 scoring margin for the Warriors during his 48 minutes on the court. In Game 1, McGee stuffed Portland’s Damian Lillard to ignite a fast break, hustled down court to rebound a missed transition jumper, and set up Curry for a corner three that gave the Warriors the lead. The sequence was emblematic of McGee’s play during the series: exuberant and useful. You could describe McGee’s whole season like that. A player who was once derided as a laughingstock of the NBA is enjoying an unexpected breakout year.In the offseason, McGee had to scratch and claw just to earn an NBA roster spot. After a slew of leg injuries limited the big man to only 62 regular-season appearances over the previous three seasons combined, McGee was waived by the Dallas Mavericks in July. He eventually accepted a non-guaranteed contract and a training-camp invitation to audition for Golden State’s final roster spot.McGee’s image wasn’t helping his prospects, either. After years of unwanted attention on “Shaqtin’ A Fool” — the NBA’s blooper show hosted by Shaquille O’Neal — McGee was saddled with a nasty reputation as basketball’s court jester. Warriors coach Steve Kerr told The Washington Post that his view of McGee had been colored from afar — “he’s had the reputation of being flighty.” Speaking to the Mercury News earlier this season, McGee characterized the opinion held by many NBA fans more bluntly: “They think I’m a dumb person.”Once in camp, however, he won over his teammates and coaches with a bevy of high-flying dunks and blocks and earned the 15th spot on the squad. Before a preseason game, Kerr told SFGate that he was optimistic about the player’s fit with Golden State: “He gives us something that we don’t have with our other centers, just with that ability to catch a lob and finish. I think he has the potential to help us. We’ll see how it all goes.” As it turns out, it has gone really well.Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/embedded-video-01-mcgee-curry-dribble-handoff-curry-mcgee-alley-oop.mp400:0000:0000:11Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.During the regular season, McGee led all NBA players1Minimum 20 games played. in plus-minus per possession, with the Warriors edging their opponents by an average of 19.2 points for every 100 possessions he was on the court. This impressive stat stands in stark contrast to McGee’s career norms — he’s posted negative plus-minus numbers in nearly all of his previous seasons. In part, McGee’s statistics reflect the strength of his new team. He’s asked to play only about 10 minutes a night, and those minutes rarely come during clutch situations. Still, his plus-minus mark substantially surpassed the numbers of his more-renowned teammates: Curry (17.5), Durant (15.9), and Green (15.5), suggesting that he isn’t just an anonymous extra, either. McGee’s dream season has been about more than just a string of dunks, though. With the encouragement of the Warriors coaches, he has distilled his game down to its essence. “The thing about it is I have to know my role, and my role isn’t to get post-up touches and stuff like that,” McGee told reporters after the playoff opener. “My role is to rebound, block shots and run the floor.”Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/embedded-video-04-mcgee-blocks-rebounds-runs-the-floor.mp400:0000:0000:14Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.McGee is providing a lift on defense, too. He’s tall, long and springy, which allows his teammates to funnel ball handlers in his direction. It’s a perfect responsibility for McGee, who is good at sloughing off his man in search of blocks. During the regular season, McGee contested shots at the fifth-highest rate in the NBA (0.5 contests per minute). One benefit of this McGee-centric Warriors defensive scheme is that his teammates — Curry, Thompson, Iguodala, Durant and Green — each foul at a lower rate when he is on the court to back them up, saving them each an average of 0.6 fouls4Includes shooting, personal and blocking fouls on defense. per 100 possessions.Despite the seeming transformation, McGee told the Post that he hasn’t metamorphosed into some more-mature version of himself. “I’ve been the same goofy guy I’ve been this whole time,” he said. And there have been some goofy moments: missed dunks, behind-the-back turnovers, even one attempt to inbound the ball for the wrong team. But McGee told the Post that his new team recognized that he is also earnest: “They knew who I am and realized, underlying me laughing all the time, I’m actually working hard.” Indeed, many of McGee’s bloopers this season — and even his mishaps from his peak Shaqtin’ years — are errors of overzealous activity and effort.Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/embedded-video-05-mcgee-misses-multiple-layups-trys-hard.mp400:0000:0000:09Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.In the opening round of the playoffs, the Trail Blazers were an undermanned and undersized team that offered McGee an ideal opportunity for success. The Western Conference semifinals provide a new challenge for McGee: the Utah Jazz and their likely soon-to-be All-NBA center Rudy Gobert. Gobert demands more attention from McGee on defense and makes it more difficult for McGee to find dunk opportunities on the other end. Indeed, McGee had a very quiet Game 1 against Utah, tallying just one dunk and one block in nine minutes. But I don’t expect that Gobert will be taking him lightly moving forward. McGee has opened eyes and shut mouths all season with his stellar play. And he has long since proved that he’s more than just a 7-foot punchline.Check out our latest NBA predictions. 10LeBron JamesCLE2,7941451.9 This JaVale McGee guy sure can dunk read more

How Far Is Tiger Woods Behind Jack Nicklauss MajorWinning Pace

When Tiger Woods teed off Thursday afternoon to begin this year’s Masters bid, it was the start of just his third appearance of the 2015 season and his first competitive round since a back injury forced him to withdraw on the first day of the Farmers Insurance Open in early February. As Woods shot a 1-over-par 73 in the first round, all eyes were on his form — even though he’s done little of note over the past two seasons to warrant the attention.Famously, Woods has won 14 major golf championships over his stellar career, a tally that ranks second only to Jack Nicklaus’s 18 major titles. A win at the Masters would give Woods 15, but he hasn’t won a major since the 2008 U.S. Open. In the intervening years, his game and personal life have been thoroughly ravaged, with injuries taking a particular toll recently. What once seemed to be destiny — Woods’s overtaking of Nicklaus as the winningest major champion ever — now looks like a fool’s notion.With Woods in action again at Augusta, where he’s won four green jackets, we tried to track how far his major championship-winning pace (and therefore his chances of catching Nicklaus) have fallen in recent years. The biggest strike against Woods? The fact that he is 39 years old — well past the prime of major winners since the PGA Championship switched to stroke play in 1958:If you toss out all major winners currently younger than 461The age at which Nicklaus won his final major. to prevent the sample from being skewed toward younger, still-active champions such as 25-year-old Rory McIlroy (whose future major totals are as yet unknown), the average major-winner in golf is about 32.5 years old. And only 12.5 percent of all major titles since 19582Excluding those of Julius Boros and Peter Thomson, who were left out of the aging-curve sample because they won major titles both before and after 1958. were won by players aged 39 or older. By any measure, the time for winning majors is quickly running out for Woods.Of course, Woods’s track record is better than just about any other major-winner ever. Through age 32, when Woods last won a major, he led Nicklaus 14-11 in the trophy count. (Even now, after a drought of more than six seasons, Woods is only one major short of Nicklaus’s pace at the same age.) To estimate how many major wins remain in a player’s career, we ran a Lowess regression for players at each age who had won at least one major to that point in their career.3Specifically, we derived a multiplier for each age to estimate total lifetime majors based on the player’s career-to-date major count. As an example, the multiplier for an age-26 golfer is 3.0, meaning you should expect his career total of major wins to be 3.0 times what it was after his age-26 season. For Tiger Woods, who won eight major titles through age 26, this leads to a career major estimate of 24. And by that method, Woods’s mean expectation was to pass Nicklaus for most of his career after his banner 2000 season — even after being afflicted by injury (he missed the second half of the 2008 season with a torn ACL) and scandal (he was limited to 12 tournaments and zero wins in 2010 after his many infidelities came to light):Since a major-less 2011, though, Woods’s projected career major tally dropped below the number necessary to pass Nicklaus. Our system now sets Woods’s expected remaining majors at a mere 1.2 — and that might be too high. The regression uses Woods’s entire track record to date, perhaps not realizing how much his form has slipped in recent seasons. It’s also worth noting that Nicklaus was an incredible outlier. He won more majors after the age of 37 (four) than all but 14 golfers have ever won in their entire careers. So at a certain point, it was probably unrealistic to have expected Woods to follow the same pace, even before witnessing how much his game — and health — have slipped in recent years.Woods front-loaded so many major titles that he’d only need a comparatively modest per-tournament win rate over the remainder of his career to pass Nicklaus. But even given that head start, Woods’s abrupt decline goes to show that there are no sure things in sports. read more

Denmark boss apologizes for Jorgensen comments

first_imgAge Hareide told the press that Mathias Jorgensen could play for a bigger English Premier League club than Huddersfield TownDuring the international break, Denmark coach Age Hareide tried to speak well of his footballers.But he then said that defender Mathias Jorgensen could play for a bigger English Premier League club than his current team Huddersfield Town.This, of course, did not sit well with Terriers boss David Wagner.Daniel Fark, Norwich City, Premier LeagueDaniel Farke, From mid-table in the Championship to the Premier League Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Norwich City manager, Daniel Farke, has taken his team from the middle of the table in the English Championship to play with the big boys in the Premier League.“Honestly, I was very disappointed and maybe angry as well when I read these comments,” Wagner said to Sky Sports.“We altogether know it wasn’t his place to speak about this. But he has spoken with (Huddersfield sporting director) Olaf (Rebbe) and he called me as well and apologized.”“He didn’t want to say it how he said it at this moment and he knows this is not his business, as it is not my business to speak and judge how big Denmark is compared to other football nations,” he added.“I think it isn’t his business to speak about the size of our football club. But as I said, he apologized and this means for me it is all good and we move on.”last_img read more

Danny Welbeck forced out of pitch by an ankle injury

first_imgArsenal’s forward Danny Welbeck was forced out of the pitch in the first half of his teams match with Sporting at Emirates Stadium on Thursday night.Gunners coach Unai Emery confirmed to the press that the English professional sustained an ankle injury and added that even though every injury is different, Danny’s own could be a “break of something in the ankle.”When asked if it was an ankle injury, Emery replied via the club’s official website:“It’s an ankle.”Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“Every injury is different. This [could] be a break of something in the ankle. It’s a different injury to others,” he continued.Speaking about Danny’s future in Arsenal despite the injury, Emery added:“He’s a very good person. His commitment to us is very big. He’s helped us with his behaviour, with his quality and his capacity. It’s a very big injury for him, for us, for all people who like and love him as a person.”last_img read more