German Cup: Haaland goal not enough as Werder dump out Dortmund

first_img Haaland continued his incredible run of form since signing for the Bundesliga title chasers when he tapped home in the 67th minute to pull one back for the away side after Davie Selk and Leonardo Bittencourt had put Werder two ahead in the first half-an-hour. The strike means the 19-year-old has scored in each of his appearances for Dortmund despite only making one start and playing barely two matches’ worth of football in the few weeks since his arrival in Germany.On this occasion he entered the field as a half-time substitute, but three minutes after his goal Milot Rashica put the hosts 3-1 up and put his side through to the next round, despite Giovanni Reyna pulling one back with 12 minutes remaining.Werder will be joined in the next round by Fortuna Duesseldorf and Eintracht Frankfurt after their wins over Kaiserslautern and RB Leipzig, and Schalke, who squeezed past Hertha Berlin 3-2 thanks to Benito Raman’s extra-time winner.Erling Braut Haaland has scored eight goals in four appearances for Dortmund since arriving in DecemberRead Also: Pogba tells Man United pals he still wants to leave in summerKrzysztof Piatek thought he had made a dream full debut for Hertha following his move from AC Milan when he put the away side two ahead six minutes before the break.But Schalke struck back in the second half through goals from Daniel Caligiuri and Amine Harit before Raman finished off a lightning counter-attack in the 115th minute to send the home fans into raptures.Bayern Munich take on Hoffenheim in one of four matches on Wednesday as the last eight line-up is decided.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… An astonishing eighth goal in four appearances for teenage striking sensation Erling Braut Haaland couldn’t help Borussia Dortmund into the German Cup quarter-finals after they were knocked out 3-2 at Werder Bremen on Tuesday.Advertisement Promoted ContentPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World18 Beautiful Cities That Are Tourist MagnetsThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Some Impressive And Almost Shocking Robots That Exist10 Awesome TV Series That Got Cancelled Way Too Soon5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Yearlast_img read more

Man City register interest in Arsenal, Barcelona target Upamecano

first_img City are adamant about signing a top class centre-back in the summer. They want to find someone to partner Aymeric Laporte, with names such as Caglar Soyuncu, Pau Torres and Kalidou Koulibaly previously suggested. Read Also:FFP war: Man City demand damages from UEFA for ‘unlawful activities’ Upamecano is the latest to be linked. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Manchester City are emerging as another possible destination for RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano. Man City supremos are hitting back hard as they fight for the Champions League future of Pep Guardiola’s men The talented young centre-back is a much wanted player this summer. He is the subject of long term interest from Arsenal, and most recently, Bayern Munich and Barcelona. And now the Manchester Evening News suggests that Upamecano is a priority for City.Advertisementcenter_img Promoted Content7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black HolesUnderappreciated Movies You Missed In 2019Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeFans Don’t Know What She Looks Like Now6 Most Overpowered Live Action Disney CharactersThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?8 Scenes That Prove TV Has Gone Too Farlast_img read more

EpiPen shortages reported

first_imgBatesville, In. — A report from the U. S. Food and Drug Administration says shortages of EpiPen have been reported. The report has people dependent on the device worried.The report says it is still possible to get the device, it just may take longer.Here are some tips from the experts:Check the expiration date of your current device and place an orderAuvi-Q has the same medication and has not been reported to be in short supplyBecause different devices work differently be sure and familiarize yourself before an emergency occurs.last_img read more

City complete swoop for Fernandinho

first_img City have not revealed the fee paid for Fernandinho but reports this week suggested he could cost in the region of £34million. It would therefore appear a compromise may have been agreed with the Ukrainian club as there had been reports suggesting the release clause in the player’s contract was £42.5million. Fernandinho told the club’s website, “This is a change, a challenge and a chance that I have been waiting a long time for. Playing in the Premier League for City is like a dream. My ambition here is to win all the titles, the team here is strong, and so is the greatness of the club and the supporters. “Professionally this is a spectacular thing. Playing for a huge club in a huge league makes me so happy. I hope I will be able to repay City for what they have done for me. “I know I will face challenges but I am prepared for them. Every player at a high level faces pressure and must respond and I am ready for that too. I know a lot about City. Ever since they expressed an interest in me, I have been learning more.” The signing is a decisive early blow for City in the transfer market after the frustrations of last summer. Former manager Roberto Mancini regularly cited the failure to land major targets last year as one of the reasons for the team’s regression this past season. There has been a regime change since then with player recruitment now being driven by new director of football Txiki Begiristain. Pellegrini, whose appointment is expected to be ratified in the coming days, will be expected to work under the philosophy of the club’s hierarchy. Fernandinho was tipped for stardom after scoring the winner for Brazil in the final of the 2003 World Youth Championship. He is a deep-lying playmaker who has been playing for Shakhtar since a £7million move in 2005. He has helped the club to six Ukrainian league titles as well as UEFA Cup success in 2009. The 28-year-old has long been linked with the club and had spoken of his desire to make the move as speculation swirled. Confirmation of the signing has come after Sevilla said earlier this week they had agreed a deal to sell Jesus Navas to City, although the Barclays Premier League club – still without a manager as they wait to confirm the arrival of Manuel Pellegrini – are yet to announce a deal for the Spain winger. Press Associationcenter_img Manchester City have confirmed the signing of Brazil international Fernandinho from Shakhtar Donetsk.last_img read more

Mike Hopkins’ Kobe Bryant story

first_img Published on January 4, 2016 at 12:00 am Contact Jesse: | @dougherty_jesse In April, when time officially catches up with one of the best scorers in NBA history, just about everyone in professional basketball will have their “Kobe Bryant story.”It could be playing alongside Bryant in his final season with the Los Angeles Lakers. It could be facing or teaming up with him in what will be, come February, his 18th NBA All-Star game. It could be as small as guarding him on one possession as Bryant’s farewell tour snakes through North America.Mike Hopkins, who has one game left as Syracuse’s interim head coach and will take over the program in 2018, crossed paths with Bryant while working as a court coach for USA basketball. In the summer of 2012, while Bryant, Hopkins and Team USA were preparing for the Olympics in London, the two engaged in a post-practice game of one-on-one. If the team wasn’t meeting with U.S. military members later that evening, a coach who witnessed the game joked that it would have never ended.“It was arguably one of my greatest moments ever in basketball,” Hopkins said, and here is how he recounted it in an October interview.***AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWhile Team USA was preparing for the 2010 FIBA World Championship, Hopkins developed a workout routine with star Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant.Durant moved to five different spots on the floor to work on one-on-one moves. Hopkins defended him aggressively, talked trash and playfully smacked the ball out of Durant’s hands in between plays. After a while, Hopkins and Durant did this before and after every practice and that continued during preparation for the Summer Olympics in 2012.“Hop come on, let’s go!” Hopkins remembers Durant saying to him after practice one day, and Durant and LeBron James went to the far basket at George Washington University’s gym.While they went through the five spots, with Hopkins closely defending two of the world’s best players, Bryant and Thunder guard Russell Westbrook took jump shots on the main court. Hopkins noticed Bryant watching him drill Durant and James. When they finished up, Hopkins walked across the court to say hello to current Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala.Then he got a tap on the shoulder. He turned to see Bryant standing with a ball in his hand. The two had never met.“Yo you want to do some of that mid-post stuff you were doing down there with those guys?” Bryant asked him, and Hopkins stumbled on his words before saying yes.Because he didn’t know Bryant, Hopkins was hesitant to play him too hard. They set up on the elbow and Hopkins handed him the ball. Bryant took a hard jab step before hitting his patented fadeaway jump shot. Hopkins went to get the ball out of the net then handed it to him again.But Bryant had watched how hard Hopkins defended Durant and James and wasn’t satisfied.“Are you going to play defense?” Hopkins remembers Bryant asking him.“You want me to play defense?” Hopkins asked back.“Oh I want you to play defense,” Bryant answered, smirking at Hopkins.And off they went. Hopkins started hitting Bryant’s arms and pushing him away from the rim. When he went for a block and tipped Bryant’s shot he started trash talking. Hopkins was only playing defense and they moved to every spot on the floor, both drenched in sweat, as Bryant surgically created space and poured jumper after jumper through the hoop.The rest of the team was out of the gym. The media wanted to talk to Bryant but he told them to wait. Team USA and Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski wanted to introduce Bryant to his grandchildren but he told them to wait, too.Finally, after an hour or so passed, Hopkins and Bryant had to stop because Team USA was meeting with U.S. military personnel. Both were reluctant to leave the court. Hopkins shyly asked Bryant if he could take a picture with his son Griffin, and Bryant smiled for Hopkins’ iPhone camera before hitting the showers and calling it a day.A video was taken of the game by Fairport (New York) High School head coach Scott Fitch, but it hasn’t been recovered from a cracked iPad. Three years later, Hopkins wants to see the video but he can also replay it all in his head. The way Bryant brought a different, detailed approach to each spot. The way his feet moved like a ballerina’s. The way he tirelessly competed in an empty college gym while only a few people were watching.It’s a Kobe Bryant story Hopkins will never forget.“There was no other place on the planet Kobe would have liked to have been at that moment,” Hopkins said. “You see what the best have, and it was just awesome how much fun it was for him to play the game. I got to be a part of that.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Tynan named in Under 20s side to face New Zealand

first_imgA new look Ireland Under 20s has been named for their final World Cup pool game tomorrow.Head coach Peter Malone has made 12 changes from the team that lost to Scotland, a result that ended their hopes of a top place finish in their pool.David McCarthy and Liam Coombes both make their Irish Under 20s debut after being named at centre and on the wing respectively. Photo: © Roscrea man and former Tipp hurling and football minor Alan Tynan will earn his third cap as he lines out at full-back.The game kicks off at 12.30pm Irish time tomorrow.last_img read more

Prominent Barbados businessman secures bail on drug trafficking charges

first_imgChairman of the Barbados Private Sector Association (BPSA) and Goddard Enterprises, Charles Herbert and another director of the company were Friday released on US$200,000 bail after appearing in court on charges of marijuana possession, possession with intent to supply and trafficking.While Herbert, 62, and Christopher Glenn Rogers, 56, were able to leave the precincts of the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court after posting securities, their co-accused, 55-year-old sailor Walter O’Neal Prescod, who was offered  US$225,000 bail, was remanded to prison until Monday, after being unable to secure a surety.The three were detained on Monday following the seizure of 276 pounds of drugs on the yacht, Ecstasy, owned by the Goddard Group.Acting on a tip-off, members of the Royal Barbados Police Force Drug Squad had conducted an operation on the vessel and confiscated the drugs, valued at approximately US$267,000.However, speaking after leaving the court, Herbert insisted that he and Rogers were not guilty. “I want to assert clearly to the public that we are entirely innocent of all of the charges,” he said.And while thanking the Drug Squad and the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) for handling the matter “in a professional way” and “working exceedingly hard over the last four days to assemble evidence related to this case”, Herbert contended that all that evidence “clearly supports our innocence”.Shocked at charges “We are therefore shocked that cases were brought against us, and we can only assume that the people who made the decision lack the courage to stand by the truth that they themselves have discovered and that they are sworn to uphold. “I want to call on the Director of Public Prosecutions to urgently review the evidence that has been collected and to preserve the integrity of the Police Force,” Herbert added.Statement from Goddard EnterpriseAfter the trio was detained, Goddard Enterprises issued a statement saying it was aware of an investigation into two of its board members and an employee, and that deputy chairman William Putnam would act as chairman in the interim.Herbert said Friday that a decision would be made in due course on whether he will return to that position.“I have to review whether I am even able to do so while a charge of drug trafficking hangs over my head and challenges my credibility. Any decision that I make would be in the interest of the company that I represent, and if my continuing harms them, then I will not continue,” he said.Herbert said that the same position applied to his role as chairman of the BPSA. “If I hurt the credibility of the private sector, then I will certainly resign my position.”Under the conditions of their bail release, Herbert and Rogers had to surrender their passports and must report to their nearest police stations once a week. They return to court on November 6.last_img read more

Antigua Says All Persons to be Tested on Arrival on the…

first_img“After the widest consultation with various sectors of the society, including local businesses, the hotel sector and trade unions, we decided to reopen the border,” Browne added. “That is not what I stand for. Nor, is it what the Government I lead stands for,” he added. Browne said that despite the enormous pressure on government revenues that have been badly hit by the effects of COVID-19 “we have carved out funds to buy these COVID-19 testing supplies. “No one is exempt from them now, nor will they be at any time in the future. That includes me, every Government Minister, the Governor-General – simply put, everyone who enters the country from abroad will be tested and quarantined or isolated as appropriate while this pandemic continues. We are learning from experience,” Browne added. “We are already bolstering our arrangements at the airport and other ports of entry, including the acquisition of 12,500 rapid test kits, 20,000 swabs and 2000 reagents which have been shipped and will arrive on the island shortly.” ST. JOHN’S, Antigua – The Antigua and Barbuda government says every person entering the country will need to be tested and will undergo mandatory quarantine, after the island recorded 39 cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) from individuals who recently arrived in the country. Officials say all 39 had been placed in quarantine since their arrival in Antigua. The 39 cases now bring the total number of cases in Antigua and Barbuda to 65. “Our purpose is to isolate any who tests positive and to keep them away from our healthy domestic population. I know that there will be those who will seize this opportunity to attack the government, claiming that we should have kept our borders closed to all, including nationals who were trapped abroad. “My Government and the country as a whole, was faced with a choice of continuing to keep our borders shut and watch our country and its people decline into abject poverty and disaster, or open the borders, while putting protections firmly in place, that would give tourism a chance to revive and our people a better opportunity to live and prosper. “It is important that you know that none of these persons have been hospitalized. Presently, there is no one hospitalized in Antigua and Barbuda with COVID, and none of the new cases require hospitalization.” Browne said the detection and quarantining of these 39 new cases, “demonstrate the effectiveness of the procedures that have been established and are being scrupulously implemented at our ports of entry. He said the 39 new cases are persons, in which in excess of half are returning nationals – who entered Antigua by air over the last few days. Browne said that none of the 39 cases is a threat to the community at this time, and that, through the identification, tracing and quarantining process, the Ministry of Health is containing and treating affected persons. Antigua and Barbuda earlier this month reopened its borders after it had been shut down as part of the measures to deal with the spread of the virus that has killed three people and infected 65 others here. “Those, who make these claims, do so for selfish political reasons. They would prefer the economy to wither and die; they would prefer unemployment to rise and poverty to increase, just so that they can take advantage of people’s suffering for their own selfish political ends. “Everyone who enters Antigua and Barbuda, including returning nationals, to live within communities with relatives and friends, with no exception, will be tested and will be quarantined mandatorily,” Prime Minister Gaston Browne said, adding “we must continue to keep our country safe”. CMClast_img read more

Manchester City Star Collapses During Nigeria Game

first_imgRelatedManchester City Debunk Aguero ‘Collapse’ RumoursNovember 15, 2017In “National Team”City Star Declares Himself Fit For Club After Health Scare Against NigeriaNovember 17, 2017In “England”Iwobi Masterclass Propels Eagles In Comeback Win Over ‘Nemesis’ ArgentinaNovember 14, 2017In “National Team” Manchester City’s Argentina striker Sergio Aguero gave his national teammates a scare after he collapsed in the dressing room during the halftime interval of their 4-2 loss to the Super Eagles of Nigeria on Tuesday night.Aguero had scored the 2nd goal for his side before former club teammate Kelechi Iheanacho netted on the stroke of halftime for a 2-1 scoreline in favour of Argentina at halftime.The former River Plate and Atletico Madrid striker was immediately rushed to the hospital before he underwent tests. His team’s woes were further compounded when Nigeria scored three second half goals to win the game played at the Krasnodar Stadium in Russia 4-2.The Argentine Football Federation (AFA) thereafter confirmed via a statement that Aguero was taken away for routine examinations and that the: “The player is well”.On the game itself, Argentina manager was at a loss on how the game panned out while speaking after the game. He said: “It’s a difficult game to explain.”“We could have been 3-0 or 4-0 ahead in the first half and we went in with a 2-1 lead.” he added.Speaking further, the former Chile coach said: “My biggest worry was the way the team played when we were behind. I know we are capable and have the individual talent to be able to get out of these situations and I‘m worried about what happened tonight.“We played an incredible first half but we lost our way in a match which could confuse a lot of people.” he concluded.last_img read more

This week in esports: Gfinity, BBC, ESIC and the Overwatch League

first_imgThere’s been a substantial amount of big news this week across the esports industry. Gfinity has continued to make waves this week with two big announcements. First, the acquisition of CEVO for $2.7 million and next a deal which will see four hours of Elite Series action broadcast on the BBC each week. Elsewhere, ESIC released the results of its survey which has led to ESL amending the code of conduct and the previously banned match-fixers from iBuyPower to being allowed to compete in ESL competition once more. Finally, some more news from the Overwatch League; with Blizzard revealing more details of player remuneration and the roster management policy.Credit: GfinityGfinity Elite Series to be broadcast on BBC ThreeThe Gfinity Elite Series will be broadcast for four hours each week until its completion on BBC Three, in collaboration with BBC Sport.The deal will see tournament games and exclusive short-form video content from Gfinity’s Elite Series broadcast for the next six weeks, with live Elite Series coverage every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. As per the Elite Series schedule, Street Fighter will be broadcast on Friday, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive on Saturday and Rocket League on Sunday.The partnership will also bring lifestyle segments and editorial, focusing on the Elite Series players and their stories.  BBC Three will show one hour of Street Fighter, two of Counter-Strike and one of Rocket League each week and will also provide a live blog around each broadcast. The announcement has been met with mixed reaction from the public — with some truly hilarious responses as we’ve come to expect when esports meets mainstream media.Read the full article here.Gfinity acquires CEVOIt’s most definitely not been a quiet week for London based Gfinity. The UK esports company announced its $2.7m (2.1m) purchase of the entire issued share capital of CEVO, a USA-based global provider of services and technology to the esports industry.The acquisition of CEVO includes technologies such as its tournament management system, its anti-cheat software – used by a number of major operators in the industry (including Gfinity) – and a range of esports broadcast products.CEVO has been involved with Gfinity in the past, such as for last year’s CEVO Gfinity Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Pro League and Gfinity Elite Series. In fact, CEVO has supplied technology to Gfinity for the last three years. With this acquisition, Gfinity have laid down a marker for their aims to continue to expand on an international scale, having already hosted events this year in the UK, Mexico, France and the USA.Read the full article here.ESIC releases results of survey, iBP players unbannedThe Esports Integrity Coalition (ESIC) has today released the responses on its survey focused on the appropriate sanctions for those caught cheating in esports. The survey saw 7,500 responses from those in the esports community at large. Quite notably, ESL, which is a member of ESIC, has changed its sanctions accordingly. ESL will also be lifting the indefinite ban on ex-IBUYPOWER players, and tournament rules for all events will differ from August 1st. You can read the full details of ESL’s statement on the matter here.  On the matter of IBUYPOWER (IBP), ESIC recommended that the banned players are unbanned and allowed to re-enter professional CS:GO from August 1st. ESL has confirmed that it concurs with this and the bans will be lifted. ESIC argued that “whilst the players are clearly culpable and should have known better, the rules surrounding this sort of activity were not clear at the time, no education had been provided to the players and the procedures used to sanction them were not transparent and did not comply with principles of natural justice”.Read the full article here.Overwatch League announces details of player remunerationCredit: BlizzardBlizzard’s Overwatch League has taken another leap with details of player remuneration policy as well as benefits that each player will be legally entitled to under league regulation. he release from Blizzard outlines a few key benefits that are included in the Overwatch League Player Agreement. They read as follows:Teams will sign players to one-year guaranteed contracts with the option to extend the contract for an additional year.The minimum salary for players is USD $50,000 per year.Teams will provide players with health insurance and a retirement savings plan.Teams will distribute at least 50% of their team performance bonuses (i.e. money from winning playoffs and other League events) to their players directly.The initial prize money or “team performance bonuses” available to teams will be $3.5 million for Season 1, with the winners receiving at least $1 million in performance related bonuses. Thus a minimum of $500,000 will be fed through to the players on the winning teams.Read the full article here.last_img read more