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Gareth Southgate: England boss wants Premier League to reconsider using five substitutions | Football News

first_imgEngland manager Gareth Southgate wants the Premier League to reconsider its limit of three substitutions per match as injuries mount amid a congested schedule. Raheem Sterling and Jordan Henderson have both withdrawn from the national squad ahead of their final Nations League group stage game against Iceland on Wednesday with fitness concerns.- Advertisement – The English top-flight is the only major European league that decided against continuing with the system this season, used towards the end of the last term after the coronavirus pandemic truncated the length of the 2019/20 campaign.“We were able to make five changes against Belgium, we made four in the end and clubs don’t have that option,” Southgate said.“What will it take for that to change? There were a couple of less serious injuries against Belgium but what do we do? Wait until we get a load of really nasty ones?” The Premier League is not expected to reintroduce the five-substitute rule this season despite some strong support from at least half of its clubs.Sky Sports News has surveyed 18 of the 20 teams and, while eight say they are still against it, 10 are in favour, with two of those having changed their mind on the issue in recent weeks.However, a rule change needs 14 votes to pass and the issue has already been voted down twice at recent meetings – and Premier League chief executive Richard Masters told MPs on Tuesday: “I don’t see it changing for the foreseeable future”. 0:27 I hate Suzie Sky Sports Scores promo – Advertisement – Diogo Jota replaces Sadio Mane for Liverpool Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said earlier this month it is “necessity” for clubs to have five substitutes per match in the Premier League, while Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola labelled the current three subs limit a “disaster”. Premier League chief executive Richard Masters told a Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee meeting that he does not expect the reintroduction of five substitutes The Premier League is not expected to reintroduce the five-substitute rule this season despite some strong support from at least half of its clubs, following a survey of the clubs by Sky Sports News earlier this month.Southgate, who is also unhappy at the lack of a winter break this season, said England had taken measures to try and help players recover physically but he worries the issue will persist if something is not done soon.“I have to be fair to the club managers. They are their players firstly and they have the right to play them as they see fit,” he added.“(Injuries are) a worry in the longer term because with no winter break, something has to give.”Chelsea full-back Ben Chilwell was the latest England player to pick up an injury during Sunday’s 2-0 defeat in Belgium, which ended their hopes of reaching the Nations League finals.PL ‘unlikely’ to reintroduce five subs rule this season despite strong support Tottenham Hotspur's Portuguese head coach Jose Mourinho (L) speaks to substitute Tottenham Hotspur's English midfielder Dele Alli during the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England, on October 4, 2020. Sky Sports News’ Rebecca Williams reveals that nine Premier League clubs are in favour of increasing the number of substitutes allowed per match from three to five, while eight teams are against the change 0:56 0:20 – Advertisement – – Advertisement – Sky Sports Scores just got faster and has free Premier League goals. We hope you like using the app more than Suzie!last_img read more

Arsenal eye Lucas Torreira’s former midfield partner to replace Aaron Ramsey

first_imgArsenal eye Lucas Torreira’s former midfield partner to replace Aaron Ramsey Advertisement Lucas Torreira was at Sampdoria with Arsenal transfer target Dennis Praet (Picture: Getty)Arsenal are set to revive their interest in Sampdoria midfielder Dennis Praet this summer.The Belgium international was first identified as a potential target by Arsene Wenger after Praet impressed against his side playing for Anderlecht in the Champions League five years ago.Praet has subsequently enhanced his reputation in Serie A with Sampdoria where he formed a solid midfield partnership with Lucas Torreira, before the Uruguayan moved to north London after last summer’s World Cup.Corriere dello Sport claims Unai Emery, whose transfer budget will largely depend upon whether he can secure Champions League qualification, with a €20million move.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Dennis Praet has scored just two goals and registered two assists this season (Picture: Getty)Regardless of how Arsenal finish the season, Emery will need to strengthen in midfield give Aaron Ramsey’s impending departure to Juventus.Arsenal will listen to offers for Mohamed Elneny, while Granit Xhaka also recently claimed he may assess his options come the end of the season.Emery, meanwhile, will not retain the services of Denis Suarez who has made just six substitute appearances since his January loan move from Barcelona and is likely to miss the rest of the season with a groin strain.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man Citycenter_img Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 23 Apr 2019 7:14 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link491Shareslast_img read more

Cervical Cancer Awareness Month: Your Best Protection is Early Detection

first_img 35 Views   no discussions LifestyleLocalNews Cervical Cancer Awareness Month: Your Best Protection is Early Detection by: – January 25, 2020 Tweet Sharing is caring! Sharecenter_img Share                                                Yvonne AlexanderJanuary is world Cervical Awareness Month and the Dominica Cancer Society whose mission is to advocate and educate on cancer prevention and care is promoting pap smears.Yvonne Alexander, president of the society, says no one has to die from cervical cancer or even have a decreased quality of life.“Cervical cancer is considered the most common cancer affecting women worldwide and in Dominica. Interestingly, it can be detected early and treated so that there is no spread and no one has to die as a result of being diagnosed with cervical cancer,” she effuses.“Pap smears are readily available at most major health facilities across Dominica. No woman has an excuse for not having a pap smear. It is a very simple procedure or examination which can be done by a nurse or someone can go privately to their doctor,” Alexander adds.A pap smear is a method of cervical screening used to detect potentially precancerous and cancerous processes in the cervix or colon.Alexander explains, “A pap smear probably takes five minutes at the most. It not painful- not as painful as a bikini wax, it takes less time than a manicure or pedicure and it has a lifetime of benefits. If there is anything wrong it can be identified, located, treated and you survive.”She insists that women stop taking a casual approach to life and health and take preventative measures.“So we are again encouraging women to please have a pap smear done if you have not done so in a while. Individuals who are diagnosed with cervical cancer to the extent that it spreads to other organs of the body are always those who have not had a pap smear in many, many years.”The Cancer Society reminds that your best protection is early detection. Sharelast_img read more

‘State of Higher Education’ address set for Monday

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — Teresa Lubbers from the Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education will give the sixth-annual State of Higher Education Address at 4 p.m. on Monday, April 9 at the Indiana Statehouse. This year’s address will highlight the increasing importance and demand for higher education in a time of skepticism about its value.The public is welcome.last_img

Sherwood: Townsend will come good

first_img “Obviously I like Andros and I know what his qualities are. He gets past people, he makes goals and he can score goals. “He needs to slow himself down on his shooting and he knows that, but he is probably one of the most two-footed players in that squad. He cuts in from the left and shoots with the right, he does the same on the other side and is probably more accurate on his right side than he is on the left.” Sherwood worked with the Spurs academy before moving to the first-team set-up and sees no reason why the club should not give some of its promising youngsters a chance – just as he has done with 19-year-old France midfielder Nabil Bentaleb. “My job in the development phase – I was banging on the door all the time for a lot of the boys. I now know that the manager has his head on his block and it is up to him to make that decision,” he said. “If the club are buying players and have got more comfort with the international players who are coming in, they have got to go that way and can only go with what they trust. “I don’t think anyone gave Andros more opportunity than Andre, and he was a foreign coach. “Andros really did take his opportunity under Andre, and it is (all about) the football club where they are at.” And Sherwood sees no reason why the Spurs academy product cannot enjoy a successful end to the season for both club and country. “Andros backs himself to be better than anyone else in the world, that is the sort of character he is. He needs to get himself fit and firing again and I am sure you will see the best of it,” said Sherwood, whose side beat Crystal Palace 2-0 at White Hart Lane on Saturday. “I have known him since he was a kid and he is a good lad. He is a top trainer and he wants to be playing in every minute of every game, but he will get his opportunities and I am sure he will be productive between now and the end of the season for us. Sherwood, who took over from the sacked Andre Villas-Boas in December, feels Townsend can offer something different. “He wants to play wide and attack people. Wherever you put him on the pitch he will try and take people on,” said the Spurs boss. “He can still learn from others and Aaron (Lennon) for instance at how to be more responsible when you are tracking back. Also other players can learn from Andros at how direct you can be at times as there’s no point playing safe. The kid doesn’t know how to play safe. He wants to put people on their backside and does it a lot of times. “He can learn more, but who are we judging him on? We are not judging him against Bale or Ronaldo at the moment, but you can certainly judge him against anything in the England squad. “Give me a wide player in the England squad and I will give pros and cons for both of them. I am not going to be biased towards my own players. Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood is confident Andros Townsend has the character to regain full match fitness and play his way into the England World Cup squad. The winger has been sidelined with a hamstring problem since before Christmas and had been set to feature for Spurs’ Under-21s against Newcastle at Bishop’s Stortford on Monday evening, but his comeback has been put on hold after the match was postponed because of a waterlogged pitch. With Arsenal forward Theo Walcott suffering a serious knee injury which ended his own World Cup dreams, the door would seem to open for Townsend to secure his seat on the plane to Brazil, having impressed when handed his opportunity for the senior England team during the final qualifying fixtures. Press Associationlast_img read more

Arkansas St., La.-Lafeyette meet in Sun Belt tourney

first_img Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNo. 9 seed Arkansas State (16-15, 8-12) vs. No. 8 seed Louisiana-Lafayette (13-18, 8-12)Sun Belt Conference Tourney First Round, Cajun Dome, Lafayette, Louisiana; Saturday, 12 a.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Arkansas State is set to match up against Louisiana-Lafayette in the opening round of the Sun Belt tournament. The teams split the regular season series at one win apiece. The teams last met on Feb. 26, when the Ragin’ Cajuns forced 19 Arkansas State turnovers and turned the ball over just 11 times en route to a 77-74 victory. TEAM LEADERSHIP: Louisiana-Lafayette’s Jalen Johnson has averaged 15.3 points and 6.6 rebounds while Cedric Russell has put up 14.2 points. For the Red Wolves, Marquis Eaton has averaged 13.5 points while Caleb Fields has put up 10.8 points.EFFICIENT EATON: Eaton has connected on 38.8 percent of the 121 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 7 of 14 over the last three games. He’s also converted 80.8 percent of his foul shots this season.WINLESS WHEN: Louisiana-Lafayette is 0-9 this year when it scores 65 points or fewer and 13-9 when it scores at least 66.WINNING WHEN: Arkansas State is a perfect 5-0 when it holds an opponent to 63 points or fewer. The Red Wolves are 11-15 when opponents score more than 63.DID YOU KNOW: Arkansas State has attempted the second-most free throws in all of Division I. The Red Wolves have averaged 25.4 free throws per game, including 27.9 per game against conference foes.___ March 5, 2020center_img For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com Arkansas St., La.-Lafeyette meet in Sun Belt tourneylast_img read more

Di Matteo “excited” at prospect of facing Barcelona in the Champions League

first_imgChelsea’s interim boss Roberto Di Matteo said he was “excited” by the prospect of a Champions League semi-final showdown with Barcelona.His team struggled to overcome 10-man Benfica but Di Matteo insisted he expected the Portuguese side to put up a real fight.“We knew before that we would face a difficult game and so it proved,” he told ITV.AdChoices广告“They (Benfica) are a good side. They’ve shown it many times before. It was just the second goal that was missing for us. We missed a lot of chances.”Di Matteo added: “Barcelona are probably one of the best teams in the world, if not the best. They have great players. We’re happy and excited to be able to play a semi-final against them.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Keys to unlock ’06 success

first_imgGREGORY DIXON/Herald PhotoAfter an extremely challenging yet successful non-conference schedule that saw the UW women’s soccer team go 3-2-2, the Badgers open up conference play at home against Illinois on Friday night and Iowa on Sunday afternoon.Last season, Wisconsin went through a tumultuous conference schedule, going 3-6-1 against their Big Ten counterparts and barely qualifying for the Big Ten tournament. Once in, Wisconsin steamrolled the field, outscoring their opponents 8-1 in three games and winning the championship.But that’s all history to the women and they have their sights set on winning a regular season crown in addition to defending their tournament championship. In order for the Badgers to achieve those goals, here are five keys the Badger women will have to keep in mind.5) Solid GoalkeepingWhile many teams have to scramble to have a solid backup goalie or even a decent starting goalie, the Badgers have been spoiled the last two seasons to have two of the best goaltenders in the Big Ten, senior Stefani Szczechowski and junior Lynn Murray.This season, both Szczechowski and Murray have performed well in the net, allowing a combined total of eight goals and posting two shutouts. If Wisconsin is going to be successful, there’s a lot of pressure on the ladies between the posts to continue their high level of play.4) Playing with a leadFor one reason or another, Wisconsin remains a second-half team, usually digging itself a deep hole and forcing itself to play catchup. In the Badgers’ last loss against Missouri, Wisconsin spotted the Tigers a 2-0 advantage before charging back, only to fall short in a 2-1 loss.With Wisconsin playing a lot of one-goal games over the past two seasons — with an 8-10 record in those contests — the Badgers need to get the early goal, then clamp down defensively. Even so, Wisconsin has shown a lot of fight when behind, going 1-2-1 after being down at some point in the game.”All the games are so dang close, tight and could go either way,” head coach Dean Duerst said. “We could have gotten the first goal against Missouri and then the pressure is on them. I think even being down 2-0, we handled that all right. We won a game when we were down 2-0. It’s a good sign that our team didn’t lose themselves. They are fighters, battlers, competitors; and they want to win.”3) Kabellis must stay healthyOn a team with a lot of young talent, the so-called poster girl for the Badgers, senior forward Kara Kabellis, must stay healthy and be able to play. In the game against Missouri, Kabellis missed the game due to a one-game suspension, and the team offense suffered because of that.It’s not just Kabellis’ offensive and defensive abilities that the Badgers miss when she doesn’t play; it’s her senior leadership and experience that is crucial to the development of Wisconsin’s first-year players.”She’s got a creative flair to her game, and she also can strike the heck out of a ball,” Duerst said. “She is, in essence, much like (Amy) Vermeulen from last year, who could hit a ball like a man, we say, but on the female side, she’s also just instinctive in her game, and there’s not an opponent coach that won’t try to man-mark her or put two players on her, especially on free kicks and set plays.”2) Taylor Walsh and Elise Weber play beyond their yearsWith only three senior forwards on the team, the Badgers need younger players to fill that void in leadership and talent. So far this year, a pair of sophomores have stepped into the limelight and started to take control.Through seven games, Taylor Walsh has been one of the Badgers best ball strikers, scoring a team-high three goals and dishing out two assists. On the other hand, Elise Weber has become the Badgers corner-kick specialist, accurately placing balls to give her teammates the best opportunity to score.”Kara has been the girl for us, but now Elise and Taylor are … stepping into that role,” Duerst said.If Walsh and Weber keep producing the way they have been, Wisconsin will have a strong scoring trio, which would make them nearly impossible to defend.”As I look at this season and our production, it’s got to be able to come from [Elise, Kara and Taylor],” Duerst said. “It may not come one game for Elise, and it comes for Kara and Taylor, or maybe both or all of them have a strong game. They all have to help in that regard in terms of getting some of those goals and assists for us.”1) Team UnityWith its team foundation built primarily on new, young talent — 16 underclassmen and two transfers — in 2006, Wisconsin has to stay organized on the field, playing without making mistakes young players tend to make and buckling down on defense, all of which come from having experience on their team.Wisconsin certainly has the talent to walk away with a lot of hardware in 2006. All they need to do is communicate with each other and believe that they can succeed. From the looks of how they played their non-conference season, the Badgers already have started to unite.”Organization and teamwork are [what we need],” Walsh said. “The games that we have done the best [in], we’ve had good organization in the backfield. We haven’t let any goals in or few goals in those games, and we’ve been able to win. The games we play really well are the games we play together really well. We feed off each other and working together which is what we need the most.”We’re a team that is going to score goals this year,” Duerst said. “It’s just a matter of defending as a team and finding results through great defending. We can become a Big Ten champion if we do that. We have every opportunity to win this thing.”last_img read more

Syracuse football position battle to watch, No. 10: Cordell Hudson vs. Juwan Dowels

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on July 14, 2016 at 10:55 am Contact Jon: jrmettus@syr.edu | @jmettus With Syracuse football training camp less than a month away, The Daily Orange beat writers, Chris Libonati, Jon Mettus and Matt Schneidman, will analyze one of the top 10 preseason storylines, top 10 position battles or reveal one of 10 player files each day. Check out dailyorange.com and follow along here to countdown to camp.Assuming Corey Winfield recovers from being stabbed in April, allegedly by former teammate Naesean Howard, and takes one of the cornerback spots, Cordell Hudson and Juwan Dowels will be an interesting training camp battle.The Tampa 2 defense is one that typically relies on big cornerbacks to be disruptive at the line of scrimmage and contribute to stopping the run. But Hudson stands 5 feet 11 inches tall and Dowels is one inch shorter. Dowels outweighs Hudson by five pounds so consider their sizes a wash. Head coach Dino Babers said during the spring that he’s run the defense with smaller players in the secondary before.Hudson and Dowels both played in all 12 games last season with Hudson starting the final four games of the season and Dowels starting the last five. Hudson finished with 35 solo tackles and 42 total. Dowels had 29 and 40, respectively. Hudson had two interceptions and three pass breakups. Dowels had one pick and five disruptions.The pass defense as a whole struggled, though, and is going to be revamped. Syracuse finished 102nd in passing yards allowed in the nation, 117th in completion percentage and 99th in passing efficiency defense.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHudson had seven tackles in the spring game compared to just 2 for Dowels. Babers is looking for a guy that can make big tackles and be sound in coverage. Whoever can show that in training camp will come out on top. Right now, it appears Hudson has the edge. Commentscenter_img Related Stories Syracuse football preseason storylines, No. 10: How SU’s tight ends will factor into this year’s offenselast_img read more

Rangers: Gov. Ugwuanyi Inaugurates 10-man Panel of Inquiry

first_imgGov. Ugwuanyi while inaugurating the panel, stated the measure was in keeping with his earlier resolve to “ensure the total revitalization and repositioning of the Club for future challenges especially, in the light of the internal strife and the mismanagement of the Club”.The governor regretted that the ugly development had continued despite his administration’s best efforts and interventions, saying that it almost resulted in the Club’s relegation from the Nigerian Premier League during the just concluded 2016/2017 season.According to the governor, the panel’s terms of reference are to “investigate and identify all the factors responsible for the continuing crisis in Rangers FC and recommend appropriate measures to curb them; articulate a road map for Rangers FC; determine and recommend appropriate amendments to the Rangers Management Corporation Law that would align it with the road map and specifically enthrone robust governance structure with clear reporting lines in keeping with international best practices and transparent accountability framework”.Other terms include to “investigate any other relevant matter(s) that may come to the knowledge of the panel in the course of the inquiry, not covered under paragraphs (1) – (3) above and generally, in the light of its findings, make recommendations which the panel may consider appropriate for the total and sustainable revitalization of Rangers FC”.The governor appreciated the Chairman and members of the panel for accepting to lend their services to the state and to the teeming fans and supporters of the Club and expressed confidence that they will deploy their wealth of experience, knowledge and competencies in the discharge of their duties effectively and satisfactorily.Responding on behalf of other members of the panel, the chairman, Prof. Agu thanked the governor for finding them worthy to serve the state in that capacity, noting that Rangers FC means more than a football team to the Igbo people.He assured the governor that they will deliver on their assignment in record time to ensure that the club receives the practical surgery it needs to bounce back to winning ways.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Following the recent dissolution of the Board and Management of the Rangers Management Corporation, among other decisions, Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State yesterday inaugurated a 10-man Administrative Panel of Inquiry on Rangers International Football Club, “to carry out a diagnostic investigation of the problems of the Club”.The panel which comprises state chairmen of the Nigerian Bar Association and Nigerian Medical Association (NBA); Auditor General of Enugu State; representative of Nigerian Football Association; Chairmen of Enugu State Sports Writers Association and Rangers Supporters Club, State’s Commissioner for Labour and Productivity, among others, has Prof. Agu Gab Agu and Mr. Kennis Ngene as Chairman and Secretary respectively. By Christopher Isiguzo in Enugulast_img read more