Pellegrini: Yaya happy at City

first_imgManchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini believes Yaya Toure is “very happy” at the club and ready for the start of the new season. City’s player of the year in their title-winning 2013-14 campaign has had a difficult summer, during which his relationship with the club appeared strained. First there were the infamous claims from his agent that he felt unappreciated and disrespected by the club after his birthday was not sufficiently acknowledged during a post-season trip to Abu Dhabi. In June Toure’s younger brother Ibrahim died after a battle with cancer. In the days that followed Toure claimed he had been denied permission by the club to spend time with Ibrahim as his health deteriorated. These matters led to considerable speculation that the Ivory Coast international could leave City, with Paris St German heavily linked, but last month he reiterated his commitment to the club. Pellegrini said: “Really, I spoke with Yaya and he’s very happy. “I don’t know what happened in the summer. Some people talked about his position, but really at this moment he doesn’t have any problems. It has passed, it doesn’t matter at this moment.” It has been suggested that some of the comments from agent Dimitri Seluk may have been in part a tactic to negotiate a new contract. Yet Toure, 31, is just over a year into a four-year deal worth a reported £45million. It is understood that no negotiations are currently taking place, even though new long-term deals this week for Vincent Kompany, David Silva and Sergio Aguero led to suggestions Toure could be next. Pellegrini almost gave rise to such speculation himself as he spoke at a press conference to preview Sunday’s Barclays Premier League opener at Newcastle. Asked about the latest batch of deals, he said: “Maybe you will know in the next few days about other players who extend their contracts.” When asked specifically if he was referring to Toure, Pellegrini would not name names. He said: “We will see in the next days what will happen. I’m not saying (he) probably (will), we will see in the next days.” Recent comments from striker Edin Dzeko, however, have suggested that he may well be the next player to re-sign. Pellegrini hopes the issue of Toure’s future can now be put aside. Asked if the whole birthday episode was embarrassing for the club, Pellegrini said: “I think that at this moment, it is not important.” On the issue of contracts, Pellegrini was similarly non-committal when asked whether England goalkeeper Joe Hart, who has two years remaining on his present deal, was set to agree fresh terms. Pellegrini also declined the opportunity to state whether Hart or new signing Willy Caballero, who played in the Community Shield last weekend, would start at Newcastle. He said: “Willy Caballero played in the Community Shield because he worked for around 33 days in pre-season and Joe Hart just seven or eight days. “For me it is exactly the same as all the other positions of the team. “It is very important for the team to have two good players in every position and then we see every week which player starts every game. We have so many games we need a strong squad.” Press Associationlast_img read more

Another lackluster 3rd period leads to 6-3 loss to Northwestern

first_img Published on October 12, 2019 at 8:13 pm Contact Gaurav: gshetty@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+ Just 37 seconds into the third period, forward Emma Polaski was sent to the box for interference. Then, Kristen Siermachesky joined her in the box a minute later. Going into the second intermission, Syracuse was down a goal. But the moment the third period began, Northeastern started pulling away. Gifted with a five-on-three powerplay, Northeastern punished Syracuse with a quick goal. The Orange were left chasing shadows for the rest of the game and were handed their fifth straight loss.“The third period was pretty ugly hockey,” said SU head coach Paul Flanagan. “It was like watching paint dry.”In front of a packed crowd for alumni weekend, Syracuse (0-5) faced off against No. 3 Northeastern (3-0) for the second time in two days. In the first two periods, both the Huskies and Orange went back-and-forth, leading to a 4-3 Northeastern advantage heading into the final period. But in the third, the Huskies extended their lead as the Orange scrambled to keep players out of the penalty box.Flanagan likened his team’s play in the third period to figure skaters — his team was slow and a step behind Northeastern for the entire third period. “We have to condition ourselves to play back-to-back games,” Flanagan said.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIts sluggishness played a part in the seven penalties committed by the Orange. Most were minor stick penalties, like hooking and tripping, leading Syracuse to playing a large chunk of the game with four players on the ice. “You really don’t want to get into that type of play,” said Flanagan. “It’s like a broken record so far this year.”With just under five minutes remaining in the second period, the Huskies scored on a power play and took a 4-3 lead into the second intermission. Sophomore Lauren Bellefontaine tied the game 3-3 in the second, but succumbed along with her teammates to the Huskies third period onslaught. “I think once we got down 4-3 we just stopped skating and we stopped working,” said Bellefontaine. “If we just kept it up I think it would’ve been a totally different game.”This season, the Orange haven’t been overpowered by ranked opponents in the early stages of games. Then, fatigue kicks in, Syracuse commits penalties and struggles to keep pace.Against Clarkson, Boston College, and Northeastern — all top programs out of their conference — Syracuse couldn’t keep up with them at the end of their matchups. They start with penalties, and a lack of energy from load management lead to the close losses, and Syracuse’s early losing streak. The scoring started early in Saturday’s game as SU jumped out to a 1-0 lead with a goal just three minutes into the game. Five minutes later, Northeastern had the lead after scoring two goals in three minutes. Halfway through the first, the Orange tied it at two. However, with just two minutes remaining in the first period, Chloe Aurard scored on the powerplay to give the Huskies the lead going into the intermission.Friday’s game between the two was scoreless until the third period where Northeastern scored the game-winner in the final minutes. Saturday afternoon, the game was again tied. But the high scoring affair to start became one sided, and Syracuse couldn’t hang with the speed and skill of the Huskies in the third period.“The difference from yesterday and today is just the momentum,” said Eastwood. “We had a lot of energy yesterday and once they got up on us in the third period we lost that energy and we lost our legs.”Flanagan said SU needs to find a balance this season or it’ll continue to face the cumulative effect of its problems. Despite the never ending cycle of a season that the players face, Flanagan believes that his team can find a way to get it together.“At the end of the day we’re better for it, so you can’t get disappointed right now,” said Flanagan. “You look at our record you want to get down, but we turn our focus to next Friday night.” Commentslast_img read more

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar delivers 1,800 goggles to health care workers

first_imgUCLA and Lakers great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, famous for his skyhook, showed off another winning move this week, donating hundreds of pairs of safety goggles to Southern California health care workers.A UCLA Health ambassador who famously sported goggles on the court during his 20-year NBA career, Abdul-Jabbar provided 900 pairs for UCLA Health workers and another 900 pairs for those working on the front lines at Scripps Health in San Diego.Abdul-Jabbar, 72, said he wanted health care workers to have the same sense of safety he had wearing eye protection and joked on a video posted to Twitter that he hoped hospital personnel would look as good wearing them “as I did when I played.”“You guys are awesome because you’re risking everything to help the public the way you are,” Abdul-Jabbar added. “And I’d like to do my part.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersDr. Eric Esrailian accepted the donation at UCLA. Esrailian has been one of UCLA Health’s leaders in the effort to raise money for supplies, equipment and innovative research during this COVID-19 crisis, establishing two funds: one to help patients and a second to help first responders.“On behalf of UCLA Health, I am honored and grateful to accept the generous donation of protective goggles from our friend, the legendary Kareem Abdul-Jabbar,” Esrailian said. “We are incredibly grateful for the recent outpouring of financial support and donations of supplies during this unprecedented time.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Residents can bid in a silent auction for a piano at Sterling House to help raise money for Alzheimer’s awareness

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (2) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down Love · 332 weeks ago Hopefully the residence still have a piano to play and are not auctioning off the only one they have. I know it is a good cause to donate the money too but Music is therapy to people of all ages Report Reply 1 reply · active 331 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Nikki Lira · 331 weeks ago In reading the article again I realize it states that the piano for auction is the new piano just received… this IS NOT the case, the piano up for auction is the piano that was replaced with the new one. The residents of Sterling House Wellington are not losing a vital part of our programs and activities. Report Reply Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Submitted to Sumner Newscow — Sterling House Wellington’s residents were blessed with a gift of a new piano from one of the amazing volunteers working thereFor this reason Sterling House is doing a silent auction for the piano. All proceeds of this silent auction will be given to the Alzheimer’s Association during the Walk to End Alzheimer’s held annually at the Wellington Fall Festival.Silent bids will be taken by Nikki Lira by calling 620-506-1390 or by email at nlira@brookdaleliving.com. Bidding will close at Noon on Friday April 4, 2014.The piano is an electric player piano, very clean and well maintained. Unfortunately, Sterling House officials have not been able to locate the brand or the age of it. People are welcome to stop by Sterling House Wellington to view the piano if they wish.last_img read more

Red Line Splash Bash held this Sunday at Wellington Aquatics Center

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