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Wilfried Zaha came back to haunt his former club as his two goals helped Crystal Palace stun Manchester United 3-1 at Old Trafford.Andros Townsend gave the visitors a shock lead after seven minutes before Zaha’s controversial penalty doubled the advantage with a quarter of an hour left. Donny Van de Beek came off the bench to grab the Red Devils a lifeline on his debut but it was too little, too late after a lacklustre display from the hosts.Zaha’s brilliance shone through late on with a fine solo finish to wrap up three deserved points for Roy Hodgson’s side.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made a number of surprising changes to his side ahead of their season opener, with Timothy Fosu-Mensah and Daniel James starting ahead of Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Mason Greenwood.Having already seen his side record a win in their first game at Southampton, Hodgson only made enforced alterations to his line-up, with Mamadou Sakho coming in at centre-back.It was to be expected that with very little football played, United would be the rustier of the two sides. But the sharpness and confidence Palace were displaying must have taken them by surprise.It only took one passage of play to tear apart the Red Devils and Luke Shaw, returning from three months out, was given a rude awakening.The left-back was caught napping as Townsend ghosted in behind him to slot home from Jeffrey Schlupp’s cross.Palace were full value for their lead and United, struggling to piece together any sort of attacking moves, looked to Bruno Fernandes for inspiration as the Portuguese saw a long-range effort saved.VAR checked for a possible penalty when Pogba collided with James McCarthy in the penalty area but after a lengthy stoppage, Martin Atkinson waved play on. Solskjaer decided enough was enough, hooking James after an anonymous display and sending on 18-year-old Greenwood, who was wearing the no.11 shirt for the first time.But there was no marked improvement from United and if anything, Palace looked the more likely side to score.Out of nowhere, Greenwood had a golden chance to level the score but steered his free header wide from Fosu-Mensah’s cross at the far post.Palace began to threaten as United searched for an equaliser but even the visitors may have been surprised by how their second goal came about.RelatedPosts Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ EPL: Red Devils attack Palace Townsend: Eze’s an incredible talent Jordan Ayew shot from inside the box and his effort appeared to strike Victor Lindelof’s arm.After a long stoppage, Atkinson went to check the VAR monitor pitchside and decided it was a penalty.Ayew stepped up somewhat hesitantly and De Gea kept out his spot-kick.But the drama wasn’t over: the Spaniard had overstepped his line and Atkinson ordered a retake.This time, it was Zaha’s turn and he made no mistake, rocketing his effort into the top corner.United sent on Van de Beek for Paul Pogba and the Dutchman made an instant impact, rolling into the far corner with 10 minutes to go.But Zaha wrapped up the win on 85 minutes, slotting into the bottom corner after receiving a pass from Tyrick Mitchell to get one over his former club and prove why Palace are so desperate to keep him at Selhurst Park.Tags: Crystal PalaceDonny van de BeekManchester UnitedRed DevilsWilfried Zaha
Robert Keeleghan gave Navan a lifeline with a goal early in the second half, but the south Derry college hit back with a Danny Tallon goal in the 46th minute. Gerard Bradley, Neil McNicholl and O’Hara hit a combined total of 12 points as Maghera saw out the game in a controlled and composed fashion, picking off spectacular points in a dominant finish. Press Association St Patrick’s Maghera won their fifth Hogan Cup title with a 1-20 to 1-10 win over St Patrick’s Navan at Croke Park. The Ulster side controlled the game from the outset, with early scores from Neil McNicholl, James Kearney and Stephen O’Hara getting them off to a strong start. Navan pulled back points through Niall Lyons and James McEntee, but Maghera led by by 0-10 to 0-5 at half-time.
Press Association Jamie Vardy is set for up to a fortnight out through injury, according to reports. The England international has netted 15 Premier League goals this season, including a record run of scoring in 11 consecutive games, although he has just one in his last six. Leicester’s form has dipped slightly too, failing to score in a run of three games that has yielded two points. They host Tottenham in the FA Cup next weekend. BBC Radio Leicester said on Sunday that the 28-year-old – one of the stars of the season – is to have minor groin surgery and will sit out for one to two weeks. There has been no comment from Leicester, who need Vardy’s goals to maintain their title challenge.
Authorities in Massachusetts are reporting that a man contacted them after someone reportedly broke into his home and began cleaning.The incident occurred on May 15th at a home in Marlborough.The resident, 44-year-old Nate Roman, told reporters that when he came home from work and he had a feeling that someone had been inside of his home. When he checked his residence, he found that the beds had been made, the toilet had been scrubbed, and the rugs had been vacuumed. Roman also reported that whoever cleaned his home also left origami roses on the toilet paper rolls.He told reporters that while whomever cleaned his home did not take anything, he still found it “weird and creepy” and that’s why he contacted police.Authorities arrived and documented the incident but say they have never encountered a case like this before.Roman now believes that he may have left the backdoor open and that maybe a housekeeping service went to his home by mistake.
Associated Press July 22, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditHARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania Department of Health won’t allow Toronto Blue Jays to play at PNC Park in Pittsburgh amid pandemic. Pennsylvania Department of Health won’t allow Toronto Blue Jays to play at PNC Park in Pittsburgh amid pandemic
Three academics explored the dichotomy between religion and faith Thursday at “The Great Divide: Faith and Politics in America Today,” hosted by the USC Caruso Catholic Center and the Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies.The event is the fourth in the “Race, Faith and Violence” series, which examines the intersection of three major religions, Judaism, Christianity and Islam, and the current political and cultural climate. Varun Soni, dean of religious life, moderated the event, which focused on the divide between religion and politics, and how different faiths can work together to surmount it.The panel featured Rabbi Reuven Firestone, a Regenstein professor in medieval Judaism as well as a member of the School of Religion faculty; Amir Hussain, a professor of Islam and world religions at Loyola Marymount University; and Pim Valkenberg, professor of religion and culture at the Catholic University of America.The event began with an introduction by former U.S. ambassador, author and professor of constitutional law Doug Kmiec, who spoke about the intimate relationship between politics and religion in the United States, and how the freedom to practice religion independent of government interference is a gift that the Founders of the United States passed on down to future generations.“The Founders gave us a nation that had a preference for freedom and had a special preference for freedom of conscience and freedom of religion,” Kmiec said.Kmiec asked the panelists to discuss how each of their faiths has helped build American culture and how Americans can work together to build a joint culture rather than tear down each other’s traditions. Hussain discussed the experience of Muslims in America, especially after 9/11 and the anti-Sharia laws and anti-Muslim feelings it evoked, and how it defeated the promises that this country stands for. He also touched on issues of what it means to be a patriot, and whether that definition of patriotism includes someone like Colin Kaepernick, the professional football quarterback standing up in the face of perceived injustice and making a statement.Firestone spoke about the divides that are embedded in American culture, such as the prejudice against Judaism evident in many pieces of literature, music and folktales. This lead to an increase in anti-Semitic crimes, despite Jews being well represented in the highest tiers of American society, according to Firestone. Firestone and the rest of the panel believed that if we acknowledge these prejudices and are able to talk about them in discussions and symposiums like this one, this will be the first step in solving such divides in our society.Events such as this one are paramount to making USC a more accepting and forward thinking campus, according to Samuel Paul, executive director for the Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies. “The importance is to be able to integrate their monotheistic thought and be a little more pluralistic,” Paul said. “It’s respect, it’s understanding of other traditions, other people and other sexual orientations, and above it all, it’s respect, understanding and dignity, and you can only do that by listening.”Cyrus Khandalavala, a sophomore studying international relations, agreed on the importance of students attending events like these.“A lot of people just follow the preconceived ideas they have about religion, so when you actually get into conversations with them, you can complicate your viewpoint in important ways,” Khandalavala said.
Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 17, 2016 at 6:56 pm Contact Matt: [email protected] Diarby Kariata, centerThe 6-foot-5 center from Voiron, France is set to be the tallest player on the 2017-2018 Orange roster. She is ranked the No. 14 center in the Class of 2017 by ESPN, and comes in as a three-star recruit.“She is one of those athletic frontcourt players that can really get up and down the floor,” Hillsman said. “She is another one of those versatile frontcourt players that we signed this year that will be able to come in and help us right away.”She played for Etoile de Voiron in the second highest amateur league in France, and represents the Ivory Coast in international competition.Nikki Oppenheimer, guardOppenheimer is the No. 23 guard in the Class of 2017 according to ESPN, and earned a three-star rating. She hails from Glenview, Illinois and stands at 5-foot-9.“She is a tremendous shooter, a knockdown shooter that can shoot the ball with really, really deep range,” Hillsman said. “She is a tremendous guard that can put the ball on the floor. She can shoot the ball with tremendous range. She will be an immediate impact player for us in our program.”She played for the Puerto Rican U18 national team at the 2016 FIBA U18 Americas Championship, and helped her team to fourth place. She averaged 11.6 points, 1.8 rebounds and 1 assist per game. Comments Syracuse has put together the highest-ranking recruiting class in program history for 2017-2018. The Orange signed five recruits, two of which are five-stars, SU announced Thursday. The class has been named the No. 2 recruiting class in the nation by Blue Star Report and No. 8 by Dan Olson of espnW HoopGurlz.Here’s who SU signed.Amaya Finklea-Guity, centerFinklea-Guity is a 6-foot-4 center from Dorchester, Massachusetts, and is one of two five-star recruits to sign with the Orange. She will likely fill the void left behind by graduating centers Bria and Briana Day, and is the No. 42 ranked player in the 2017 recruiting class by ESPN. She was the fifth ranked center in her class.“Amaya is your prototypical post player,” SU head coach Quentin Hillsman said. “She is very polished in the post, can score over both shoulders, as fast as anyone that I have seen in high school. She has no ceiling, her potential on to what she could be rivals any post player that we have ever had here.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFinklea-Guity led her prep school to the 2016 New England Preparatory School’s Athletic Council Class A title.Digna Strautmane, forwardAll the way from Rigas, Latvia, Strautmane is a 6-2 forward and the other five-star recruit in the Orange’s class. Strautmane is the No. 23 overall player, and the No. 6 forward in her class, according to ESPN.“Digna is a stretch-four who can really step out and shoot the ball with range,” Hillsman said. “She can get to the basket. The thing about Digna is that she played in some big games, playing internationally. The adjustment from playing there and coming over to college is going to be seamless for her. She has a chance to come and play major minutes right away.”Strautmane played for Latvia in the 2016 FIBA U20 European Championship, helping her side to a seventh place finish. She averaged 16.4 points, 7 rebounds and 2.3 assists over seven games in the tournament, ranking fifth in total scoring in the event.Maeva Djaldi-Tabdi, forwardDjaldi-Tabdi, a 6-foot-2 forward from Paris, is a three-star recruit and the No. 20 forward in the Class of 2017. She was given a Scout.com grade of 90.“(Djaldi-Tabdi is) a very skilled player,” SU head coach Quentin Hillsman said. “She can play multiple positions for us in our frontcourt. She is an athletic and skilled player that can score from all the spots on the floor. When you have a player of her size that can do all the things that she can do, she allows you to play in different ways.”She played for the French U18 national team at the 2016 FIBA U18 European Championship, where she averaged six points and 7.6 rebounds, and ranked 10th in rebounding.
As a unit, the 2018 Badgers came into their season ranked No. 4 in the nation. A clear preseason playoff contender, their shortcomings became clear as soon as competitive play actually began.Most notably, the Brigham Young University loss shook the Badgers to their core. As a team that was then ranked within No. 5 in the country, a loss to an unranked BYU crushed any hopes of a playoff run.Football: BYU shocks UW 24–21 at home, Gaglianone’s last-minute FG sails leftWisconsin’s non-conference schedule had been repeatedly criticized as lenient — no team as good as the Badgers should be facing Read…Prior to their first loss of the season against BYU, the Badgers defeated their opening two opponents handily. Despite this, it was the first two wins of the season in 2018 that shined a light on the faults of the Badgers that ultimately caused their season to hit a wall.It follows then that the big question coming into this season was whether or not the Badgers, still ranked as a top team in the nation at No. 17, would be able to live up to expectations and continue to improve performance.As of now, all signs point to a clear and definitive yes. With an opening 2-0 record as well as a stunning aggregate score line of 110–0, the Badgers are back in business.The first part of that record, the 110 points scored in their opening two games, is an impressive stat in its own right. But it’s not the number of points the Badgers scored that matters the most, it’s how they scored them.In the opening two games of 2018, just 38% of their total offensive production came from pass attempts made by Alex Hornibrook. This placed a heavy burden on Jonathan Taylor and the Wisconsin offensive line to drive the offense nearly single-handedly.In 2019, 58% of the Badgers’ aggregate offense yards gained have come from the air. Despite his extremely impressive performances up to this point, Chryst decided to pull Taylor from each of the opening games prior to the beginning of the fourth quarter.Through the first two games of this season, Taylor is averaging 121.5 yards per game. Against Western Kentucky and New Mexico, he averaged a stunning 201.5.Football: Jonathan Taylor’s record day gives UW 45–14 win over New MexicoWarming up took a few quarters in Madison Saturday, but Wisconsin found their second-half mojo, eventually thrashing New Mexico 45–14. Read…While generally one would think more rushing yards from arguably the nation’s top running back would be a good thing, the fact that Taylor has not had to carry the offense is a good sign heading into the Badgers’ bye week.This is especially true when the Badgers, while still under-utilizing Taylor, managed to outscore their initial two opponents by a significantly higher margin than the previous season.Perhaps the most promising sign of life for a once heavily doubted Badger team is their revamped defense.Without a doubt, the Badgers’ lackluster defensive performances were one of the most disappointing and damaging aspects of their game.In 2017, the Badgers’ defense was ranked No. 4 overall in the nation on their way to a victory in the Orange Bowl against Miami. In 2018, they earned a measly No. 38 spot ranking on that same list on their way to an 8-5 season.Even as the Badgers held Western Kentucky and New Mexico to just a combined total of 17 points over two games, some holes in their defense began to be apparent.Most notably, the Badgers allowed Western Kentucky 305 yards of total offense in their season opener at home. While they held WKU to just a single field goal, WKU was anything but a sturdy offensive threat as they would end up going just 3-9 on their season and score an average of just 21 points per game.The Badger defense got off to a shaky start that served as a prelude to an early season heartbreaker against BYU.Any doubts that lingered after last year’s defensive performances have certainly been squashed after the Badgers’ opening games against South Florida and Central Michigan.Over these two games, the Badgers allowed a whopping zero total points. Zero. Nada. Zip. Zilch.But as shown with WKU, points don’t always tell the whole story.Currently, the Badgers are ranked second in the nation for pass yards allowed per game with just 87, second in the nation in rush yards allowed per game with 20.5 and first in the nation for total yards allowed per game at 108.Finally, their zero points allowed per game puts them at first in the nation for yet another defensive statistical category.It remains to be seen how these early performances will translate when the Badgers run up against more formidable opponents. Yet, if last season’s opening games were any indication of the mediocrity that was to come, then this year’s opening games point towards Badger team that has made significant strides towards improvement.The only bad news that came from the start of the Badgers’ season was that safety Scott Nelson will miss the rest of this season following a leg injury suffered in the season opener against USF.Nelson made the announcement official over Twitter on Saturday following the Central Michigan game.“While I am disappointed to receive the news that my season is over because of an injury, I will not be deterred” said Nelson. “My plan is to be back on the field and better than ever when we kick off in 2020.”With a secondary who was marred by injury and inexperience in 2018, the loss of a returning starter is a big hit for the team.Football: For Wisconsin secondary, motto has been “next man up”The Wisconsin defensive backfield has been decimated by injuries so far this season, but that has not been a concern Read…The loss of Nelson is certainly a hit to the Badgers’ defense, but their performance up to this point has been stunningly impressive.All visible indicators point toward a revamped Badger team that is set to build upon last year’s campaign. One thing is for certain — they will be interesting to watch as they take on top Big Ten competition at Camp Randall throughout the year.
Sterling’s agent claims reports the Liverpool forward wants to leave the club have been ‘blown somewhat out of proportion’.Aidy Ward, said he and the player were always scheduled to meet the Liverpool bosses and insists they’ll move forward from there.