About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Liverpool fullback Robertson: I’m bored of van Dijk praise…by Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAndy Robertson has joked that he’s bored of talking about Liverpool teammate Virgil van Dijk. The Dutchman’s stature continues to grow with each impressive performance for the Reds.But one of his teammates is tired of hearing the noise.”I’m getting bored speaking about how good he is!” said Robertson after Friday night’s win over Wolves.”No, I’m only joking. He was fantastic.”We knew when we saw [Adama] Traore up top that he has got great pace. His pace and direction are a big threat and big Virgil did so well with him. We knew on the counter-attack they were dangerous.”I’m sure he will be disappointed he has not scored more goals but it was a clean sheet and his first Premier League goal – pretty much a perfect day for him.”He’s been brilliant [since joining Liverpool]. I’ve had the pleasure of working alongside him for the majority of time on the left-hand side of the defence. He’s just a great lad to have next to you – I’m not sure he will say the same about me!”I think we have had a good relationship, we work together. The whole back four does, whoever plays, his impact on the club has been good. I look forward to it continuing.”
It’s safe to say JaQuan Lyle is excited to play at Ohio State. The four-star shooting guard, who’s been committed to the Buckeyes since late January, is getting ready to watch his future team take on their rival, Michigan. Prior to the game tipping off, CBS played an interview with Thad Matta. This pleased Lyle greatly. Turn on the TV and see this guy..makes me excited to be apart of something special..#BuckeyeNation pic.twitter.com/lo7oP969qO— JaQuan Lyle (@JMamba5) February 22, 2015Lyle is rated the No. 10 shooting guard and No. 42 player in the country by 247 Sports’ Composite Rankings. Ohio State and Michigan are set to tip off at 1 p.m. E.T. The game will be televised on CBS.
WASHINGTON — An associate of Trump confidant Roger Stone has told news organizations that he is rejecting a plea offer in the special counsel’s Russia investigation.Jerome Corsi said in interviews with NBC, CNN and other outlets he was offered a chance to plead guilty to one count of perjury. But he says he plans to reject the deal because it would force him to admit to wilfully lying, which he says he didn’t do.Corsi did not respond Monday to messages from The Associated Press seeking comment. His lawyer declined to comment.Mueller’s team questioned Corsi as part of an investigation into Stone’s connections with WikiLeaks. American intelligence agencies have assessed that Russia was the source of hacked material released by WikiLeaks during the 2016 election that damaged Hillary Clinton’s campaign.The Associated Press
OTTAWA – Finance Minister Bill Morneau says big greenhouse-gas emitters can take advantage of new tax incentives for manufacturers even as the government acknowledges that the resulting investment could increase emissions.Morneau’s fall fiscal update will allow manufacturing and processing companies, including heavy emitters like oil producers and refiners, to write off the full cost of buying new equipment and machinery as soon as they put the purchases into use.The change is intended to encourage capital investment in manufacturing and processing sectors that are exposed to international competition, including oil producers and refineries, and big chemical companies. However, on the very last page of the fall fiscal update, the government admits that these investments could result in an increase in greenhouse gas emissions, as well as create more air, water and soil pollution.The government is hopeful that extending the same tax incentives to clean energy equipment purchases will reduce emissions enough to offset any increases to emissions from other companies, but it admits right now it can’t say if that will happen.Canada’s international climate change commitments already require a reduction in existing emissions by nearly 200 million tonnes a year, which is the equivalent to taking 44 million cars off the road by 2030.
Washington: President Donald Trump weighed in Friday on the most recent controversy involving Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar, retweeting video edited to suggest that the Minnesota congresswoman was dismissive of the significance of the Sept. 11 attacks. The video pulls a snippet of Omar’s speech last month to the Council on American-Islamic Relations in which she described the 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center as “some people did something,” as well as news footage of the hijacked planes hitting the twin towers. Trump tweeted, “WE WILL NEVER FORGET!” Omar’s remark has drawn criticism largely from political opponents and conservatives who say the congresswoman, one of the first Muslim women to serve in Congress, offered a flippant description of the assailants and the attacks on American soil that killed nearly 3,000 people and pointed the U.S. toward war. Neither Trump’s tweet nor the video includes her full quote or the context of her comments. Omar told CAIR in Los Angeles that many Muslims saw their civil liberties eroded after the attacks, and she advocated for activism. “For far too long we have lived with the discomfort of being a second-class citizen and, frankly, I’m tired of it, and every single Muslim in this country should be tired of it,” she said in the March 23 speech, according to video posted online. “CAIR was founded after 9/11 because they recognized that some people did something and that all of us were starting to lose access to our civil liberties.” CAIR was founded in 1994, according to its website, but its membership increased dramatically after the attacks. Many Republicans and conservative outlets expressed outrage at Omar’s remarks. “First Member of Congress to ever describe terrorists who killed thousands of Americans on 9/11 as ‘some people who did something,'” tweeted Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas, a retired Navy SEAL who lost his right eye in 2012 in an explosion in Afghanistan. “Here’s your something,” the New York Post blared on its cover beneath a photograph of the flaming towers. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has said she wants to hear from Omar about the comment, but the Minnesota Democrat doesn’t seem to be backing down. Omar tweeted a quote from former President George W. Bush shortly after the attacks, when he said: “‘The people and the people who knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon!” “Was Bush downplaying the terrorist attack?” Omar tweeted. “What if he was a Muslim.” A pair of 2020 Democratic presidential candidates waded into the debate to condemn Trump’s tweet and to stand with Omar. “She won’t back down to Trump’s racism and hate, and neither will we,” Sen. Bernie Sanders tweeted. “The president is inciting violence against a sitting congresswoman and an entire group of Americans based on their religion,” Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts wrote, also on Twitter. Omar has repeatedly pushed fellow Democrats into uncomfortable territory over Israel and the power of the Jewish state’s influence in Washington. She apologized for suggesting that lawmakers support Israel for pay and said she isn’t criticizing Jews. But she refused to take back a tweet in which she suggested that American supporters of Israel “pledge allegiance” to a foreign country. Her comments sparked an ugly episode among House Democrats when they responded with a resolution condemning anti-Semitism became a broader declaration against all forms of bigotry.
OSU sophomore Taylor White (21) makes a catch during a game against Penn State on April 6 at Buckeye Field.Credit: Samantha Hollingshead | Photo EditorThe Ohio State softball team swept its third Big Ten opponent of the season this weekend, taking down Rutgers (18-23, 2-7) in a three-game series.The Buckeyes (24-8-1, 9-1-1) scored at least 10 runs in each of the three matchups, and seven players hit home runs, including three each by freshman Emily Clark and redshirt junior Alex Bayne. Bayne is now three home runs away from breaking the program’s single-season home run record, which has stood at 19 since 2009.Bayne hit .615 over the three games, while Clark hit .545, and eight of the nine OSU starters hit above a .300 clip.Game 1OSU set off on a destructive path on Friday, taking the 17-8 win after a tight game through the first four innings. The Buckeyes had their third eight-run inning of the year in the fifth inning, where five players brought in runs. Five players — Bayne, senior catcher Cammi Prantl, redshirt senior first baseman Erika Leonard, sophomore outfielder Taylor White and Clark — sent balls over the fence, thus sustaining the team’s now 13-game home run streak.Freshman Katya Duvall made only her fourth appearance of the season but earned her third win on the mound, combining with junior Shelby Hursh for eight strikeouts. Duvall, one of seven California natives on the team, held the Scarlet Knights to one earned run in the final three innings of the chilly evening matchup.OSU coach Kelly Kovach Schoenly utilized 16 members of her 22-player roster in Friday’s game, including redshirt freshman Alex Vargas, who collected her first hit and RBI of her career with the Buckeyes.Like 19 other games this season, OSU scored first on Leonard’s sixth home run the year, but Rutgers responded with senior Melanie Slowinski’s homer of her own to take the lead. Sophomore catcher Sierra Maddox later stole home to give the Scarlet Knights another run.Rutgers held the narrow lead until the top of the fourth, but solo shots by Clark and Prantl tied the game. The Scarlet Knights’ top hitter, senior Stephanie Huang, sent a long ball over the left-field fence to restore her team’s lead.If the Buckeyes’ bats had been warm in the first four innings, they caught fire in the top of the fifth, starting with redshirt junior Jess Machovina’s single to center field. Sophomore Ashley Goodwin brought in the first run of the inning after junior Anna Kirk stole second to situate herself in scoring position.Clark scored on a passed ball, and Bayne and Prantl advanced runners with singles to the outfield. White’s home run brought OSU’s lead to six, and Kirk’s deep double marked the team’s sixth hit of the inning.The Scarlet Knights timidly responded with two unearned runs in the bottom of the inning, one scored on a fielding error by McIntyre and one on a walk. The Buckeyes then lengthened their lead to 14-7 on Bayne’s 15th homer and Machovina’s 12th RBI of the year.Still, OSU was not content, adding three runs on Leonard’s and Vargas’ hits. Rutgers’ last chance in the bottom of the seventh inning produced one run on a late home run from freshman Allie Yoffee, but the Scarlet Knights fell for the 21st time this season.Game 2Inclement weather cut Saturday’s game short, forcing OSU and Rutgers to pick up play on Sunday morning, when the Buckeyes sealed an 11-9 win. On what was her 16th home run of the year, however, Bayne battled the cold and rain in the top of the third to send the Buckeyes’ lead to 4-1.In the previous inning, Clark’s blast over the fence brought the game to 2-1, after the Scarlet Knights scored first on a sacrifice bunt.Rutgers left three on in the bottom of the second inning to make way for redshirt senior shortstop Maddy McIntyre’s leadoff single and Bayne’s homer. Machovina continued her three-game hit streak with a single to bring pinch runner Cassidy Clough home.The bottom of the third, just as the Scarlet Knights were heating up, was stalled by the weather. Rutgers brought the game to 5-3 on senior Elizabeth Adams deep double before the umpires suspended the game.When the matchup resumed Sunday, Goodwin’s quick single tacked on another run to OSU’s lead, but Rutgers third baseman Jordan Whitley notched a two-run home run to make the game a tight 6-5.OSU reliever Morgan Ray, who took over for sophomore right-hander Shelby McCombs, allowed a bases-loaded situation in the bottom of the sixth, but the freshman nabbed the last out with a groundout.Clark sent her second home run of the game to center field in the top of the final inning to bring in White, who recorded an RBI with a single in the previous at-bat. Sophomore Becca Gavin followed suit with a two-run shot of her own, giving the Buckeyes an 11-5 lead.For the first time this season, Gavin saw action behind the plate, allowing Prantl to take to left field, where she spent a handful of games in her previous three seasons.The Scarlet Knights attempted to shorten their deficit in the bottom of the inning, scoring four runs in a late rally. Three of the runs were scored on passed balls, and the fourth was on one of Ray’s four walks of the day. Ray recorded three of her four strikeouts in the seventh inning, sending the Buckeyes to the final game of the series with the series win in hand.Game 3OSU took advantage of its 2-0 weekend lead and sunnier weather to bounce out to a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning of the final matchup. That score stood until the top of the fifth inning, when Machovina recorded her second home run of the year to take OSU’s lead to three.The Scarlet Knights went down in order in the second, third, fifth and seventh innings at the hands of junior Lena Springer and the OSU defense. Springer, a transfer from Central Florida, struck out seven in her ninth start of the year.While Springer pitched a complete game, Rutgers used three pitchers in the circle and went for six combined strikeouts.The game was a clash of defenses, as both teams struggled to move runners around the bases. The Buckeyes opened up in the sixth inning with Machovina’s home run and doubles by Kirk and Clark, expanding their lead to five.As if 16 home runs were not enough for Bayne, she drove another long ball over the left field fence in the top of the seventh inning. Prantl, Leonard, White and Clark followed with singles to give OSU two more runs. With the bases loaded, junior Aubrie Levine hit McIntyre with a pitch, bringing in White. Bayne, in her second at-bat of the inning, then snapped a quick single to the pitcher and beat out the throw to send Clark home.OSU’s offense solidified its fifth shutout of the year in the bottom of the final inning, where Rutgers put three infield groundouts into play. The Scarlet Knights suffered their second Big Ten sweep of 2016 and their seventh shutout.Up nextOSU is set to return to Buckeye Field on Wednesday in a game against Dayton, before heading to No. 1 Michigan for a major Big Ten weekend series. The matchup against the Flyers is slated to begin at 6 p.m.
Some seasons end in championships. Others, losses that make you scratch your head.Some teams show pure dominance in their sport. Others fight just to finish with a winning record.Ohio State sports dabbled in a bit of each of these during the 2013-14 season, as the men’s tennis, men’s lacrosse, pistol and synchronized swimming teams captured at least a share of a conference or National Championship, and redshirt-junior Logan Steiber captured his third-consecutive NCAA wrestling title in addition to senior Joe Totts winning his second individual pistol title.Other squads, like the football, women’s volleyball and men’s basketball teams, all started hot and won at least 12 straight contests to open the season, only to falter down the stretch.Some OSU teams are still battling to the finish off their respective seasons — baseball, softball and men’s and women’s lacrosse, to name a few — but let’s take a moment to look back at the school year that was in OSU athletics. The championsEven though perhaps the most popular sports failed to pick up any championships this past year, other Buckeyes did.The synchronized swimming team won the 2014 U.S. Senior National Championship; the men’s tennis team won its first ever National Team Indoor Title in February and also clinched a share of the Big Ten Title for the ninth straight year. As mentioned before, Steiber won his third consecutive wrestling National Title and the men’s lacrosse team grabbed a share of the regular season ECAC crown after defeating Air Force Saturday, 8-6. The OSU pistol team also snatched its sixth NRA Intercollegiate National Championship March 13. New coachesNumerous programs saw a changing of the guard on their coaching staffs, as men’s hockey coach Steve Rohlik and women’s tennis coach Melissa Schaub shed their interim tags and took over on a full-time basis. Rohlik led the Buckeyes to the conference championship game of the inaugural Big Ten Tournament where the Buckeyes fell to Wisconsin in overtime, and Schaub guided her team to an 18-7 regular season record in preparation for the Big Ten Tournament, which is set to commence Thursday.A pair of other coaches — women’s basketball’s Kevin McGuff and diving’s Justin Sochor — also came to OSU prior to their seasons’ starts. Sochor became the next man in line behind Vince Panzano, who retired after 35 years at the helm and McGuff took over for Jim Foster, who was ‘terminated without cause’ March 19, 2013. McGuff’s Buckeyes finished the season 17-18, but made a run to the Big Ten Tournament’s semifinals before falling to Iowa.The OSU Spirit Squad also has a new head coach in Ben Schreiber, who returns to his alma mater after spending five years at the University of Delaware. Schreiber replaces former head coach Lenee Buchman, who was terminated “for cause” Nov. 25 following a sexual harassment investigation involving former coaches and a former cheerleader. The main revenue sportsIn what some fans could consider a down year, the Buckeye football and men’s basketball programs both started off their respective seasons well, with the football team again going 12-0 and Thad Matta’s team ripping off 15 straight wins themselves as the team ascended as high as No. 3 in the polls.But things quickly went south for the hoops squad, as it struggled to score consistently and only won half of its remaining 20 games to close out the season. The Buckeyes fell to Dayton, 60-59, in the NCAA Tournament’s second round, marking the first time in five seasons the Buckeyes failed to advance to the Sweet Sixteen.“If anything, we’ll look at this and put ourselves in positions of understanding what it takes to win on a consistent basis,” Matta said on his team’s season after the loss to the Flyers. “It’s not just putting on a uniform that says Ohio State, it’s about going out and getting the job done.”It took 739 days for Urban Meyer to experience his first loss as OSU’s football coach — the school officially announced his hire Nov. 29, 2011, and the team ripped off 24 straight wins before losing to Michigan State, 34-24, in the Big Ten Championship Game Dec. 7.After following that loss with another less than a month later — this time to Clemson, 40-35, in the 2014 Discover Orange Bowl Jan. 3 — Meyer wasn’t pleased with how his team finished out the season.“Is this what we expect? No,” Meyer said after the Orange Bowl loss. “We expect top 10 defense at Ohio State, top 10 offense and top 10 special teams, and I don’t believe we accomplished any of those.”OSU Director of Athletics and Vice President Gene Smith said Meyer has got the program in an “outstanding” place, but the team must perform better in the big games.“Every game we have a chance to win, and we were there,” Smith said in an interview with The Lantern Jan. 29. “There’s a lot of teams that wish they had the opportunities to be in those games. We have to perform better when we’re in them, because we don’t want to lose them … I feel good about where we are.”Both programs look to rebound for next season, as Matta brought in two transfers — forward Anthony Lee, from Temple who can play next year and center Trevor Thompson from Virginia Tech, who will sit out the 2014-15 season — to help fill the void. Meyer finalized another top five recruiting class and also added defensive line coach Larry Johnson, from Penn State, and co-defensive coordinator and safeties coach Chris Ash, from Arkansas, to help bolster the unit. The restMultiple teams are knee-deep in their spring seasons — baseball, softball, men’s and women’s lacrosse, men’s and women’s tennis and track and field — but the women’s rowing team and men’s and women’s golf teams are just getting their seasons going. The rowing team captured OSU’s first women’s NCAA team title in June, and is looking to add another title to the list this year. The men’s soccer team finished the year 5-8-4, while the women’s team was 10-7-3, falling to Kentucky in the NCAA Tournament in November.Much like the football and men’s basketball programs, the women’s volleyball team started off well only to falter at the end of the year. After winning their first 14 matches this past season, the team finished 18-14. The men’s team fell to IPFW, 3-0, Saturday in the first round of the MIVA Tournament to end its season 11-16.
Ohio State sophomore forward Tanner Laczynski controlls the puck during a 4-0 loss to Penn State on Dec. 2. Credit: Nick Hudak | For the LanternThe No. 6 Ohio State men’s hockey team (18-6-4, 11-6-1-0 Big Ten) travels to South Bend, Indiana, Friday and Saturday to take on top-ranked Notre Dame (21-5-2, 15-2-1-1 Big Ten) for a colossal Big Ten weekend series.Ohio State has won eight of its last 10 games, but is coming off a loss to Michigan State to split a weekend series.Notre Dame enters having lost just two of its last 20 games with the only blemishes coming against No. 17 Wisconsin and No. 12 Minnesota. It started that stretch with back-to-back wins versus the Buckeyes at the Schottenstein Center in early November.“I think we’re different because we’ve got more experience. We’ve played quite a few games and we’ve played some close games. I hope to think we’ve grown as a team. Our special teams, maybe our power play, is in a better spot,” Ohio State head coach Steve Rohlik said. “Against a team like this, it all comes down to the little things. We didn’t do enough of the little things against them last time here. Hopefully, we’ve corrected some of that stuff.”Notre Dame is one of the best defensive teams in the country, allowing just two goals per game, third-fewest in the NCAA. The Irish defensemen almost act as extra goaltenders, blocking shots while clearing traffic in front of the net. They also can contribute offensively. Senior defenseman Jordan Gross leads the group with 21 point, while junior defenseman Bobby Nardella has 18 points and sophomore defenseman Andrew Peeke adds 11.If a player manages to get past those defensemen, he would still have to deal with sophomore goaltender Cale Morris. Morris has posted some of the best numbers in collegiate hockey, allowing the second-fewest goals-against average at 1.68 and registering the highest save percentage at .952.“You’ve got to get a guy in front of their goaltender. You’ve got to work to get into the dirty areas. It comes down to competing and it’s the one-on-one battles,” Rohlik said. “It’s either our will to get the goaltender or their will defensively to not let us there.”The Buckeyes’ special teams play has been a key for the team when its 5-of-5 play has faltered. The Ohio State power play has found its way into the top 10 in the country at 23.5 percent, joining the top-ranked penalty kill at 90.4 percent.Continuing that power-play success against Notre Dame won’t be easy, though, since the Irish’s penalty kill is fifth in the country at 88 percent.“We are going up against one of the best teams, No. 1 in the country and they are great at special teams, especially on the penalty kill,” Rohlik said. “Our best penalty kill is being disciplined and not taking penalties, and they do that as well. They don’t take a lot of penalties. When we get an opportunity, we’ve got to take advantage of it.”The Buckeyes sit in second place in the Big Ten standings with 34 points, 13 points behind the Irish, who are first with 47 points. With a win, Notre Dame can clinch the Big Ten regular-season title, which includes the top seed and a bye in the Big Ten tournament.The Irish need a victory at home where they have gone 10-3-1 this season. Ohio State redshirt defenseman Wyatt Ege would like to have them wait another week.“I don’t think you want anyone to have that success against you. I think that’s a big part of it,” Ege said. “We know that we are going to have to face them in the Big Ten Tournament too, potentially. I think this is a big weekend for us to send a message.”Puck drop for the weekend series will be at 7:35 p.m. Friday and at 7 p.m. Saturday. Both games will be played at the Compton Family Ice Arena.
Bournemouth’s Jermain Defoe has admitted that he is frustrated at the lack of opportunities he has received at the club this season, but still believes he has a lot to offer England at World CupThe forward has not started a Premier League match since the 17th of December after an ankle injury had ruled him for two months. Since returning in late-February, Defoe has found himself on the fringes at Bournemouth and has been restricted to making cameo appearances.But Defoe, who scored an impressive 15 league goals for the relegated Sunderland last season, scored a late equaliser against Watford with a poacher’s goal.“No-one wants to sit on the bench. If you get to the point where you accept sitting on the bench then you shouldn’t be playing. I know there are still a lot more goals in me.” said Defoe, according to the Telegraph.“I came here [in the summer] as an England player. I worked so hard to get back in that squad.“I have missed the last three squads because I am not playing. I spoke to the manager a few months ago and it’s as simple as that – you have got to be playing and scoring goals.Crouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“I understand I have got to be playing. You can’t just assume you are going to get in the squad because of what you have done over the years.”The goal against Watford marked Defoe’s first of 2018 with the former Tottenham star having only managed four goals in his 21 appearances this season.But regardless the 35 year-old is adamant that he can still make a difference for Gareth Southgate’s squad in the World Cup, even if that means coming off the bench instead of starting.“I would come on and win the World Cup, it’s as simple as that. You come on for one minute, two minutes, and if there’s a chance you score. At a tournament, it is not just about the players who start, it’s about the squad.” said the forward.“It has been a stop-start season for me but I can’t sulk.”In his 14 years as an England international, Defoe has scored 20 goals in his 57 appearances at international level and was apart of their 2010 World Cup squad.
Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The father of two former Lincoln High School students says he’s fed up with the lack of student safety, which he claims continues to happen on the campus.Shamiko Harris’ two sons no longer attend lincoln high school but the concerned father stood in front of the school this afternoon with a handful of protesters.Harris recently filed a lawsuit against the San Diego Unified School District claiming that Lincoln High School failed to protect his two sons after they were beaten and bullied on separate occasions.The small group gathered at the school today is also calling for the principal and vice principal to be replaced. April 24, 2019 Community protests against Lincoln High School on lack of student safety KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom Posted: April 24, 2019