Serie A: Roma top-four hopes hit by Bologna loss

first_imgRead Also: Xavi furious with Abidal after denying Barcelona offerHenrikh Mkhitaryan’s header gave the home side hope with 18 minutes remaining, but Bryan Cristante was sent off shortly afterwards to end any thoughts of a comeback.Bologna climbed to sixth in the table after their third straight win, one point above Cagliari and Parma in the race to qualify for the Europa League.On Saturday, Serie A leaders Juventus visit Verona, before second-placed Inter, three points off the pace, face city rivals AC Milan on Sunday.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time11 Items You’ve Been Using Wrong Your Whole LifeWorld’s Most Delicious Foods6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DronePlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeWhat Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There? Loading… Paulo Fonseca’s fifth-placed side remain level on points with fourth-placed Atalanta, who visit Fiorentina on Saturday, before the two teams meet in Bergamo next weekend.center_img Roma’s chances of qualifying for next season’s Champions League suffered another blow on Friday as a 3-2 home defeat by Bologna extended the capital club’s winless streak to three Serie A games.Advertisement “At this moment, we are too anxious, so I must consider what I can do to change this situation,” Roma boss Fonseca told Sky Sport Italia.“We must work to change this. It’s not overly dramatic, it might all seem negative right now, but we just need courage.”Riccardo Orsolini took advantage of an error by English defender Chris Smalling to grab a 16th-minute advantage for Bologna at the Stadio Olimpico, before Stefano Denswil’s dreadful own goal drew Roma level just six minutes later.But Gambian international Musa Barrow scored excellent individual efforts either side of half-time to send Bologna on their way to victory.last_img read more

Marvin G. Evans

first_imgMarvin G. Evans, age 77, formerly of Liberty, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, February 16, after passing at his residence in Greencastle. Born September 1, 1938, in Bath, he was the son of Clifford and Irene Gesell Evans. Marvin was part of the first graduating class of Talewanda High school in Oxford, Ohio. He married Ruby Lee Mullins on July 24, 1965, at St. Thomas Lutheran Church in Brookville, and she preceded him in death on May 9, 2015. Marvin retired in 2015 after 50 years of employment at Beldon in Richmond. He enjoyed attending the antique tractor shows and favored John Deere tractors.He is survived by his children, a daughter, Pamela Evans of West Olive, Michigan; and a son, Mark Evans and wife Beth of Greencastle; and grandchildren, Justin and Cody Evans. Additionally a brother, Harold Evans (Judy) residing in Tuscola, IL and a sister Mary Lou Schnitker (Dale) of Brookville survive. He was preceded in death by his wife and parents. He has several nieces and nephews.Services will be held Saturday, February 20, at the Cook-Rosenberger Funeral Home, Brookville, at 1:00 p.m. where his son Mark will officiate. Family and friends may visit the funeral home beginning at noon on Saturday, February 20. Interment will be at the Maple Grove Cemetery in Brookville.The family requests memorial donations in lieu of flowers be made to the Maple Grove Cemetery Association, 8126 Maple Grove Rd., Brookville IN, 47012. To sign the online guestbook or to leave a personal condolence, please visit The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of Marvin Evans.last_img read more

Hughes unconcerned by home form

first_img Addressing the topsy-turvy nature of City’s season to date, Hughes added: “What we talked about at the start of the season was the need to align our away form with that at home – we’ve gone a little awry on that. “But we’re very enthused and encouraged by what we’re doing on our travels, which has improved markedly since I came in last year. “On that basis, and as I say, we feel very confident our home form will turn very quickly.” Unlike Newcastle counterpart Alan Pardew who has been the subject of the fans’ ire given his sides’ wretched start to the season, Hughes at least has City’s supporters on his side. “They were great against Leicester,” said Hughes. “They understand we’re not a million miles away from it all coming together.” Hughes has no fresh injury concerns, with only midfielder Jonathan Walters a doubt with a calf problem. Remarkably, Stoke have started the current campaign with back-to-back home defeats, losing both matches 1-0 to midlands rivals Aston Villa and Leicester. Next up for the Potters on Monday is a clash with bottom-of-the-table Newcastle, with Hughes warning: “The Britannia is still a tough place to come. “We’re aware teams will probably set up a little bit differently than they have in the past. “Teams have come thinking they can have a real go at us and we’ve got to be able to deal with that. “With the quality we’ve got there’s no reason why we can’t, so we’re not too concerned with the home form. “We all feel it will resolve itself very, very quickly. It is only a matter of time.” The tables have turned markedly for Stoke as the away form has often been their undoing, with the club winning just five of 38 matches on the road over the past two seasons. This term, however, they have started brightly with a win and two draws on their travels, whilst they also beat Sunderland away on Tuesday to reach the last 16 of the Capital One Cup. Stoke boss Mark Hughes has no doubt a trip to the Britannia Stadium will soon again instil fear into visiting sides. City’s home form has consistently been the bedrock of their ability to retain their Barclays Premier League status since being promoted in 2008. Last season the club lost just three games on home soil, with only the top four – Manchester City, Liverpool Chelsea and Arsenal – boasting a better record in front of their own fans. Press Associationlast_img read more

NICELY DONE: SU undefeated for 1st time in seven years, clobbers Zips in season-opener

first_imgAKRON, Ohio — Duffle bag hanging off his left shoulder, Delone Carter wasn’t holding back that grin as he strolled out of the Syracuse locker room Saturday evening. The feeling was just too good. Too good to show anything but raw emotion after unveiling what he and his teammates had been waiting weeks, even months, to show the rest of the country. ‘This is a different team,’ Carter said. Eager to prove that, Carter and his Syracuse teammates steamrolled Akron, 29-3, in front of a crowd of 15,969 at InfoCision Stadium Saturday. In his first career start, quarterback Ryan Nassib threw for 229 yards and two touchdown passes and rushed for 58 more yards. The Orange defense also put on a dominating performance, allowing just 166 yards of total offense and its lowest point total in five seasons. Syracuse (1-0) is now undefeated for the first time since 2003. ‘I’m excited for them,’ SU head coach Doug Marrone said. ‘We’ve got to start learning to win. … And winning helps that.’AdvertisementThis is placeholder text On the opening possession of the game, Nassib drove the Orange on a 69-yard, 11-play drive to the end zone. From the Akron 23-yard line, Nassib fired a dart to over the middle to senior receiver Aaron Weaver, who scurried 15 yards after the catch for the score. And Syracuse never looked back. Carter, a senior running back and Akron native, led the Orange on the ground with 91 yards and a touchdown on 26 carries. He was the workhorse that allowed SU to keep the defense honest when Nassib threw strikes downfield. ‘It was just a great opportunity for us to go there and show just how complete of a team we are,’ Carter said. ‘We were just working on all cylinders. … That’s the way we wanted to open it up, to set the stage, and to continue to work hard and do it every game.’ Defensively, the Orange was as good as it has been in years. Though Scott Shafer’s defense returned nine starters from a squad that was among the best against the run a year ago, the defense against the pass was equally impressive Saturday. Shafer’s group shut down Akron quarterback Patrick Nicely, who finished the game just 12-for-35 for 111 yards on the night. ‘It feels really good,’ SU defensive end Chandler Jones said. ‘Coach Shafer did a good job of preparing us. … We just did what we do best, and that’s play defense, play our defense.’ SU made its fair share of miscues — penalties and turnovers among them — but in the end, its superior talent won out in what was arguably the Orange’s most dominating performance in years. Syracuse hasn’t had a winning season in nine years. But in Marrone’s second season, players have bought into the ‘this is the year’ mentality. Finally, after years of turmoil, this season starts with a jolt of optimism. A taste of the good life. The pains of past seasons are history — for now. ‘We wanted to show people out there what we can do,’ safety Shamarko Thomas said. ‘We’re a hungry team trying to prove to ourselves. Last year is history.’ The win gave SU its first season-opening victory since 2003, when the Orange beat North Carolina 49-47 on the road in triple overtime. The night before the game, Syracuse players took in the words of former SU legend and Pro Football Hall of Famer Floyd Little, who was in Akron visiting. He reminded the players of the once-storied past of the Orange and prompted them to start in earnest to bring it back. Following 10 minutes with reporters, Marrone was greeted in the tunnel outside the locker room by a smiling Athletic Director Daryl Gross, who gave his coach a hug and told him, ‘Good job, man.’ But despite the emotion adjacent to the Syracuse locker room Saturday, SU isn’t seeing this as the end of the road. With a trip to Seattle to face Washington looming, the players hope to only use their win against Akron as a steppingstone to bigger and better things. To show that this is, in fact, a different team. ‘It gives us a lot of confidence,’ Thomas said. ‘But every week we have to go back to work, study, play hard and do it again. People are sleeping on us, so we feel as though we have to prove ourselves every week.’ Published on September 6, 2010 at 12:00 pm Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Commentslast_img read more

Nebraska returns to UW with first place up for grabs

first_imgFootball head coach Gary Andersen has never led Wisconsin in a game against Nebraska and his first matchup with the Cornhuskers might be the biggest game of his tenure so far at UW.The Badgers biggest game of the season and Andersen’s first game against Nebraska will come this Saturday afternoon when No. 22 Wisconsin (7-2, 4-1 Big Ten) and No. 11 Nebraska (8-1, 4-1 Big Ten) meet for the first time since Wisconsin’s 70-31 trampling of the Huskers in the 2012 Big Ten Title Game.Nebraska enters as the highest ranked team Wisconsin has faced at home since the Badgers last played the Huskers in Madison, when the teams were ranked seventh and eighth in the nation, respectively. With both teams tied atop the Big Ten West Division standings along with Minnesota, Saturday will have big implications on which team will represent the West Division in Indianapolis in the Big Ten Championship.But the game will also play a factor in personal accolades as well, with two of the top Heisman candidates and running backs in Wisconsin’s redshirt junior Melvin Gordon and Nebraska’s senior Ameer Abdullah. Abdullah enters Saturday’s game after suffering a left knee injury in the Huskers’ last game against Purdue Nov. 1, yet head coach Bo Pelini expects his starting running back to play Saturday. Gordon, meanwhile, comes into the big matchup having rushed for 150 yards or more in five of the last seven contests, including 200 or more in three of those games.Despite a head-to-head Heisman matchup for Gordon, he assured that he is focused on the outcome of the game and not what effects it could have on individual accolades.“No, I’m not thinking about that even though I know there will be questions like that asked,” Gordon said. “I’m just focused on winning the game, to be honest. This is one of the tougher teams on our side of the [conference], so that’s the main focus, going out there and just trying to do what we need to do to win this ball game.”On the flip side, Abdullah has rushed for 1,250 yards this season, with four games of more than 200 yards on the ground. But along with his presence in the backfield, the senior also poses a threat in the receiving game and has caught at least one pass in six of nine games this season.If Abdullah is healthy enough to go Saturday, Andersen pointed to his various attributes that could make him a handful for the Wisconsin defense.“He cuts on a dime. He’s fast, he’s quick, he’s physical, catches the ball well, all that stuff,” Andersen said. “He’s a talented, talented young man and all the accolades that is talked about him having and that he’s received in the past are definitely warranted. He’s a tremendous back and the receivers are very, very good.”However, Wisconsin’s defense has played some of its best games of the season over the course of the last several weeks. Since giving up 28 points to Illinois a little more than a month ago, the Badgers haven’t allowed more than one touchdown in any of the last three games, sacrificing just 23 points in the process.But Saturday will be a different test for the Badgers as they face their best Big Ten offense to date. Nebraska ranks as the third best offense in the conference in terms of both total yards and points per game, averaging close to 500 yards and more than 40 points per game this year. Of those 500 yards, Abdullah contributes about 150 of those.Abdullah, however, isn’t the only opponent the Badgers will have to watch out for. Nebraska sophomore quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr., who averages just more than 200 yards through the air, will test the Badgers’ secondary for one of the few times all season. The last time Wisconsin faced one of the Big Ten’s better quarterbacks, Northwestern’s senior Trevor Siemian exploited Wisconsin’s weaknesses over the middle throughout the game for 182 yards. But as the top defense in the nation in terms of yards allowed, Wisconsin will have high expectations come Saturday.The Wisconsin offense will also face one of its toughest tests of the season against the Nebraska defense. The Huskers have allowed the third fewest points in the conference with just less than 20 per game, and one of their biggest strengths lies in their defense.“That’s probably some of the best D-linemen we’ll go up against this year,” Gordon said. “Not only are they big, but they’re fast and strong as well. Those guys, you don’t really get too many creases. They don’t allow too many and when they do, the linebackers are really in position to stop anything from happening.”Wisconsin will count on Gordon to have success offensively, but the Badgers will need a strong performance from both quarterbacks if they hope to pick apart the Huskers. The good news for UW is that starter redshirt junior Joel Stave is coming off his best game of the season against Purdue where he threw for 219 yards and a pair of touchdowns.The Badgers have developed into a more consistent offensive team over the last several weeks with the two-quarterback system of Stave and redshirt junior Tanner McEvoy becoming much more fluent. But regardless of how much McEvoy and Stave split the reps Saturday, they will need Stave at his best to continue the consistent offensive trend.“I do think we are a stronger team. We’re hitting on all cylinders,” Gordon said. “Those guys are gaining confidence in themselves. It’s always shaky at the beginning of a season with the chemistry. You guys know how that goes. It takes some games for everyone to get on the same page and I feel like we’re really starting to click.”With one of the bigger home games of recent memory, Wisconsin will find out if it’s truly clicking Saturday afternoon. Kickoff is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. from Camp Randall Stadium.last_img read more

Final Fate Of Red Bank Residential Project To Be Determined

first_imgProject Needs Numerous Variances from Zoning BoardBy John BurtonRED BANK – The borough Zoning Board of Adjustment may cast the deciding vote for a project that could finally result in building on a long-vacant West Front Street lot.The board, over a handful of hearings, has been considering the The Element, a four-story, upscale residential project intended for 55 West Front Street. The site for many years had been home to Meridian Extended Care, a facility that had been owned and operated by Meridian Health, which owns and operates Riverview Medical Center here. But what is now being proposed is reduced from what was initially slated for this property.Located across from the borough’s Riverside Gardens Park, the site has remained vacant since 2009, when the care facility was demolished.What is being considered now is “a class A multifamily development,” said Debra Tantleff, who is working on the project.“We believe we are fundamentally designing a building that embodies all of the elements of quality living in a downtown environment,” said Tantleff, by way of the project’s name.Tantleff is the founding principal partner of TANTUM real estate, a Jersey City-based development firm, involved in 55 West Front Street, LLC, looking to develop the project. According to Tantleff, her firm specializes in multifamily and mixed-use projects, mostly in northern New Jersey.The local zoning board had approved a plan for the site back in 2007 that would have allowed for the construction of a five-story building with 27 fairly spacious condominiums and a below-grade parking deck.After winning approval, however, developers ran headlong into the 2008 Great Recession and “a market that wouldn’t enable the condos to move forward,” Tantleff observed.“The owners of the property have repositioned and redesigned this,” scaling back the original concept, she said. Now the project would have 35 one- and two-bedroom rental apartments and in three stories, with the ground level, fourth story intended as a parking tier.Should the project be approved, the one-bedroom apartments will range in size between 750-800 square feet; the two-bedroom units are planned for “north of 1,200 square feet,” Tantleff said. The structure will feature “A more appropriate architectural design, to cohesively fit into the streetscape” of the area, with the building’s exterior featuring brick and stone in a Victorian style, she said.Scaling back the project, Tantleff maintained, would improve the situation for its immediate neighbor, Trinity Episcopal Church, 65 West Front St., by creating “expansive open space that separates us from the church,” she said.The Element will be marketed to young professionals and empty-nesters, both demographics appreciating what Red Bank has to offer and easy access to mass transit and local attractions, and is similar to what Woodmont Properties and Metrovation/ Terranomics Development accomplished with their West Side Lofts project, just west on West Front Street, Tantleff stressed.As to what the rents might eventually be for the 35 units, Tantleff responded that “It’s a little premature to get specific.”For the project to proceed, the zoning board would have to approve a use variance for density; according to local zoning regulations maximum density is 25 dwelling units per acre is permitted, while given the size of the property it equates to 47 units per acre, requiring the variance; and another because it exceeds maximum height by 6.7 feet. The board would also have to approve variances for the parking lack of required parking and other relief for such things as rear property setback, as well as various design waivers, according to the borough Office of Planning and Zoning.The developers have presented their professionals and testimony at previous zoning board hearings and all that remains before a final vote is the public comment session, Tantleff saidlast_img read more

Love of the game brings Tabubil to netball champs

first_imgThe girls from Tabubil could only manage to send down one B grade team.They finished with 2 wins from 7 games playing with only seven players.They beat Central (1) and Motu Koita West.TNA President and also player, Maria Aeava said it had been a struggle to get down to Alotau.”It was difficult for us. Most of the workers who play have all gone back to their provinces after the closure of the mine.”We didn’t have time to train properly but we managed to play all seven games back to back without any injury.”We put together a team of 7 players and for the love of netball came down to Alotau to play and we all enjoyed ourselves, ” said Aeava.last_img

Ex-NBA player Rasual Butler, wife die in Los Angeles crash

first_imgJiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In this July 19, 2015 photo, NBA player Rasual Butler (left) and singer Leah LaBelle (right) attend The Players’ Awards presented by BET at the Rio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Gabe Ginsberg/Getty Images for BET/AFP)LOS ANGELES — Former NBA forward Rasual Butler and his wife were killed in a single-vehicle rollover crash in Los Angeles.The crash happened around 2:30 a.m. on Wednesday in the Studio City area and left a swath of damage along a major thoroughfare.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Coroner’s Assistant Chief Ed Winter said the 38-year-old Butler and 31-year-old Leah LaBelle Vladowski were pronounced dead at the scene. Autopsies are pending, as of this posting.Butler was drafted in 2002 by the Miami Heat and played for a total of eight NBA teams including the Los Angeles Clippers, Chicago Bulls, and San Antonio Spurs.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkButler’s wife was an R&B singer signed to Epic Records. She placed 12th on the third season of “American Idol” in 2004.            /kga OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Yearcenter_img OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track View comments Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Alaska whips Phoenix five LATEST STORIES MOST READlast_img read more

Video: Rio Ferdinand boots Neighbours star in a Liverpool shirt into orbit!

first_img1 Rio Ferdinand Rio Ferdinand ate all the chips What do you get if you cross Rio Ferdinand with Dr Karl Kennedy from Neighbours in a Liverpool shirt?Well, you get this very humorous video from our mates at Comedy Central.While Rio is trying to convince us his new book should be added to the National Curriculum, Dr Karl is more interested in serenading the QPR defender with a lively rendition of ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’.Unsurpisingly, however, the former Manchester United star is not impressed… For more videos likes this, check out

Riyad Mahrez’s knock against Bayern Munich is not as bad as first feared

first_img How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures LATEST MANCHESTER CITY NEWS silverware Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars targets Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? shining Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? REVEALED Mahrez was left in a heap after Chris Richards tackled him Riyad Mahrez is in contention to feature in Manchester City’s Community Shield final with Chelsea on Sunday despite suffering an ankle injury against Bayern Munich last weekend.The Algerian was forced off in the first-half of Sunday’s 3-2 win in Miami over the Bundesliga champions. Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January possible standings 1 Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade REVEALED whoops However, City said in a statement that Mahrez has been given the all-clear to return to training later this week.“A scan has revealed no significant damage,” said City.Mahrez, who signed for £60million from Leicester this summer, could therefore play in the Premier League curtain-raiser against the Blues, a game you can listen to live on talkSPORT from 3pm on Sunday. smart causal last_img read more