Jutkiewicz calm despite barren run

first_imgLukas Jutkiewicz is not losing sleep over his goalless start to the season for Burnley. Losing Vokes and then Ings certainly has not helped, and the Clarets boss said: “Forty-seven goals from two centre-forwards is a big hit to anyone. “We’ve seen the Liverpool situation with (Luis) Suarez and (Daniel) Sturridge, it does have an effect on a team. But we still believe with the players we’ve got and the players we’ve brought in that it’s a great opportunity for someone to take.” Sam Allardyce has admitted Winston Reid’s contract situation is a concern for everyone at West Ham as the New Zealand defender has yet to extend his deal. The 26-year-old was named the Hammers’ player of the year last season and has developed into a highly-rated defender, reportedly drawing the interests of Barclays Premier League rivals Arsenal and Liverpool. Having moved to Upton Park from FC Midtjylland in 2008, Reid has made 100 league appearances and has become a key member of Allardyce’s backline. His current contract expires next summer and, with Reid believed to be holding out for up to £60,000 a week, he has yet to pen an extension and will be able to enter negotiations with other clubs in the new year. Allardyce, though, is keen to work on a resolution, saying: “It is not only a concern for me, but it is a concern for the owners. “There’s been talk about Winston and his contract for a pretty long period now which is obviously not my responsibility. “But hopefully, sooner rather than later, that will come to a conclusion and a positive one. I can only hope that is going to be a positive result in the end.” West Ham go to Burnley having collected their first clean sheet of the season in the 2-0 win over QPR before the international break. Reid has been an ever-present so far this season, with a number of his defensive colleagues having already been forced to sit out some games through injury and, although his future is likely to remain in some doubt in the coming weeks, Allardyce has no qualms about keeping him in the heart of his defence. “No, not really,” he replied when asked if the contract wrangles could affect Reid’s performances. “Winston’s had a long-term injury last year and sometimes it can take time to get back to what he can be. “Certainly now that the injury has fully recovered and he’s back to his defensive best, which is very important for us. “We got our first clean sheet of the season against QPR, which gave us the platform to win that game comfortably. I believe they have to go with the mentality to repeat that against Burnley.” Michael Kightly ended a club record run of 10 hours and 55 minutes without a goal in the 2-2 draw with Leicester that at least sent them into the international break on a positive note. Sam Vokes and Danny Ings combined to score 47 goals as Burnley were promoted from the Championship but Vokes is still recovering from a cruciate knee ligament injury and Ings has also been sidelined by a hamstring problem. That has left Jutkiewicz leading the line, although Ings should return for Saturday’s clash with West Ham at Turf Moor. Jutkiewicz is eager to break his duck as soon as possible, saying: “It’s really important. For any striker, you want to get that first goal and I’m no different. “No one has put any pressure on me at all, certainly not from within the club. As a player you put pressure on yourself because you want to perform, you want to help the team as best you can. “I try not to over-think things. You obviously analyse different situations and how you can improve as a player in every aspect but, in terms of dwelling on things and losing sleep, that’s not something that’s been too much of a problem. “I think I’ve done okay. Obviously it would have been nice to have helped us get a few more points on the board but I can’t be too dissatisfied.” Manager Sean Dyche brought in Jutkiewicz and Marvin Sordell in the summer in a bid to add more of a goal threat but was unable to secure a striker with real Premier League experience. The 25-year-old joined the Clarets from Middlesbrough in the summer and was prolific in pre-season but has yet to find the net in eight competitive games. Scoring has been the biggest problem for Burnley on their return to the Barclays Premier League, with only three goals in eight games and none from strikers. Press Associationlast_img read more

Irish rugby squad heartbroken following French loss

first_img© Womens Rugby Irish coach Tom Tierney says his team are heart broken after their hopes of winning the Women’s Rugby World Cup on home soil came to an end with defeat to France last night.The French booked their place in the semi finals with a 21-5 victory in UCDIreland must now play Australia in a 5th to 8th place play off in Belfast on Tuesday.last_img

Dodgers brace for life without Corey Seager for perhaps a month or more

first_img Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies MIND OVER MATTERAfter spending the previous two weeks at Triple-A Oklahoma City, pitcher Caleb Ferguson tossed 1-2/3 scoreless innings and struck out three batters Tuesday in Anaheim. Roberts complimented Ferguson’s conviction on the mound.At 34 pitches, it was Ferguson’s longest relief appearance of the season. It came at the end of a long day of travel from Oklahoma City. All but three of his pitches were fastballs, which Ferguson threw in the 93-to-96 mph range.“I wasn’t trying to stay away from the curveball because it didn’t feel right or anything,” Ferguson said. “I just know that when it’s right I know I’m in a pretty good spot to throw (the fastball).”The 22-year-old left-hander described his stint at Triple-A as a “mental blow.” Ferguson said he made no intentional changes to his pitch grip, his mechanics or even his pitch selection.Related Articles LOS ANGELES — The Dodgers officially placed Corey Seager on the 10-day injured list, retroactive to Wednesday, with a strained left hamstring. He is expected to be sidelined for perhaps a month or more.An MRI taken Wednesday confirmed a strain that has been classified as Grade “1-slash-2,” Manager Dave Roberts said. There is no formal timetable for Seager to return, though 4-to-6 weeks is the expectation. The 25-year-old shortstop will need several days of rest before he can begin to rehabilitate the injury.“I really don’t know, but I can’t see four, five, six days before he can really start thinking about working in the other direction,” Roberts said. “Right now we’re just trying to calm things down.”The injury comes just as Seager had regained his All-Star form. After missing most of last season recovering from Tommy John surgery to his right elbow and arthroscopic surgery on his left hip, Seager started slowly this season. But he was 17 for 37 (.459) with seven doubles and a home run during a nine-game hitting streak through Tuesday. Since May 4, he was batting .331 (40 for 121) with 13 doubles, six home runs and 28 RBIs in 32 games. Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Matt Beaty (hip flexor) was activated from the IL on Thursday. Chris Taylor is expected to become the primary shortstop in Seager’s absence.A versatile utility player, Taylor won’t make the Dodgers miss Seager’s defense. His bat is another matter. Through Wednesday, Taylor’s .674 on-base plus slugging percentage (OPS) was tied with Kiké Hernandez for the lowest among the Dodgers’ regulars. His batting average didn’t crack .200 until May 5. He entered Thursday’s game against the Cubs with six hits and 16 strikeouts in his last 40 at-bats.Facing a left-handed pitcher (Jon Lester) in the opener of a four-game series, Hernandez started in left field with Taylor at shortstop and Max Muncy at second base.Seager did not speak to reporters Thursday. Roberts said the 25-year-old shortstop was understandably sore and disappointed by the news.“We’ve done everything as an organization, Corey’s done everything, as far as taking care of himself,” Roberts said. “The thing that’s disappointing, disheartening for him, is there’s no signs of that – fatigue, soreness, any type of strain a little bit before that to give him a little bit of a heads up. There was nothing. It was kind of out of the blue. That’s probably the most disappointing, outside of missing time.” Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco center_img Yet after allowing six runs across his final two relief appearances for the Dodgers, Ferguson dominated Triple-A. He allowed two hits in six scoreless innings, walking two batters and striking out 11.“I just gave myself a little mental break to not even think about baseball for three days,” he said. “I didn’t look at or pick up a ball for three days. I went down there, played catch, and everything fell right in line.”POLLOCK UPDATEOutfielder A.J. Pollock had the peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) line removed from his left biceps. Pollock, who had been working out already, can now resume baseball activities, Roberts said.Doctors inserted the PICC line on May 2 to treat a staphylococcus bacteria infection. There is no timetable for his return.UP NEXTDodgers (LHP Rich Hill) vs. Cubs (RHP Kyle Hendricks), Friday, 7 p.m., SportsNet LA (where available), 570 AMStaff Writer Bill Plunkett contributed to this notebook. Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Andorra – B&H 0: 3: Džeko hit a Hat-trick, three Assists of Lulić for three important Points

first_img(Source:klix.ba) Bosnia and Herzegovina national football team won against Andorra last night, with a score 3: 0.Edin Džeko scored all three goals, and Senad Lulić provided all three assists. Dragons finally got their UEFA EURO 2016 target completed after the fifth attempt.It will stay registered that the new coach, Mehmed Baždarević, debut victory on the bench of national team.Otherwise, the hosts started the game cautiously, but extremely aggressive. Dragons have been imposed, tended to score at an early stage of the match.The initiative paid off in the 13th minute when Dragons break through host’s defense. Lulić perfectly laid off a lofted ball to the captain, and Džeko crashed in a powerful low shot for the lead of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Hosts goalkeeper Ferran Pol was powerless.There were no good opportunities in the next 10 minutes. After 24 minutes, Edin Višća has tried his own shot, but it was off the target. The hosts spent a game in a difficult defense.Dragons performed another action after 32 minutes. Višća and Mujdža combined, and Mujdža assisted for Ibišević who missed the goal. Score remained the same.In 61 minute, the match clock showed 0: 3. Again the main roles were played by Senad Lulić as an assistant and Edin Džeko as implementer. It should be noted that the defense of Andorra seemed insecure, and BH duo used it well.last_img read more

WHS Daily Bulletin: Free Will Baptist Church hosting Baccalaureate on Sunday, May 8

first_imgSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Monday, April 25, 2016:Monday •Softball at Buhler (played at Fun Valley Sports Complex in Hutchinson).• JV Tennis at WHS.• Senior Interviews.Tuesday• Tennis at Augusta.• JV Tennis at Circle.• JV Baseball at Collegiate.• Drama Banquet.• Senior Interviews.Wednesday• Senior Meeting 10:00- Auditorium.• CTE Showcase- Commons.• Senior Interviews.Thursday• Baseball at WHS.• Softball at WHS.• JV Golf at Tex Consolver.• JV Tennis at McPherson.• Golf at Hesston Golf Park.• Senior Interviews.Friday• Track at WHS.Today’s lunch — Pizza, Tossed Salad with Romaine, Bread Stick, Marinara Sauce, Applesauce and MilkMonday’s lunch — Ham and Cheese Sandwich, Potato Wedges, Broccoli with Cheese, Grape Bunches, Chocolate-Chocolate Chip Cookie and Milk.Today’s News: *BPA will be selling pizza tomorrow at lunch. Pizza will be $2 a slice and pop 50 cents a can. We will be selling cheese, beef and pepperoni. We appreciate your support.*Softball is released at 1:55 today. They will be marked Activity.*STUCO Members- Your officer applications are due to Ms. Vaughn tomorrow. If you are still interested in becoming an officer and were unable to get an application, see her in room 112.* If you were unable to attend the color guard informational meeting but are still interested in being a part of color guard for next year, see Ms. Vaughn in room 112 by this Thursday.*The Free Will Baptist Church will be hosting the Baccalaureate on May 8th at 3 p.m. The church is located at 1219 North Plum.* The annual CTE Showcase is this Wednesday from 6-8 in the commons. CTE students in Ag, Art, Business, Construction and FACS will be displaying their work and talents. There is a competition for the CTE class with the most attendance.  Students in Mr. Elder’s classes will be demonstrating the x-carve. Students in Mrs. Chase’s classes will have an animal toe trimming demo, planting demo and plasma cam demo. Everyone is welcome to attend.*There will be a Cross Country meeting after school on May 4th in the Health/PE Room.* The deadline to order the 2015-2016 WHS Yearbook is Friday April 29th. Cost is $42.00. You can order online at jostens.com or bring your money to Ms. Ford in room 409.*A representative from Lincoln College of Technology will be in Mrs. Chase’s classroom April 28th during 7th hour to give a presentation on Welding and Automotive Technology opportunities at Lincoln College.  Get permission from 7th hour teachers and then sign up with Mrs. Chase or Mr. Elder to attend the presentation.*Madrigals auditions will be held after school today and tomorrow. They will be blind auditions and anyone can audition. Please see Ms. Coldwell for more information.*Seniors: There will be a meeting on Wednesday, April 27th at 10 am in the Auditorium. If you are normally not here at that time, please try to make arrangements to attend the meeting. We will be discussing upcoming events, such as Baccalaureate, marching practice, senior night and graduation.Guidance news:Monday, May 2 – Butler Community Colleges.Today is National…National DNA DayNational East Meets West DayNational Hug a Plumber DayNational Telephone DayNational Zucchini Bread Daylast_img read more