About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Kevin De Bruyne forced out of action at Man Cityby Paul Vegas24 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveKevin De Bruyne has been forced out of action at Manchester City.The Sun says he is set to miss two games after a scan on his groin injury.The City midfielder, 28, is out until after the international break later this month and has been ruled out of the weekend clash against Wolves and tonight’s Champions League clash with Dinamo Zagreb.De Bruyne was injured after a heavy tackle from Morgan Schneiderlin and while he was taken off the pitch with ten minutes to play.The former Chelsea star later revealed he was fine, but hasn’t suited up for training since.It’s now expected De Bruyne will be sent for further tests to get the bottom of the problem.The playmaker could also miss Sunday’s game against Wolves – but will then have two weeks to prepare for the trip to Crystal Palace on October 19, thanks to the international break.
Reach Kathleen via email [email protected] or on Twitter @katmarte Natasha Pittman has embraced her northwestern B.C. Namegees culture.Kathleen MartensAPTN NewsA hairdresser from Ontario has traced her roots to British Columbia after she says her family was separated by the ‘60s Scoop.Natasha Pittman says she has searched for and located an astounding six birth siblings.“I was reunited with my birth brother today!” she posted Sept. 29 on Facebook.“We found each other when our DNA matched through Ancestry.com.”Pittman and her biological siblings wear traditional cedar hats and button blankets.Pittman credits the power of Ancestry.com, the reach of Facebook and the memories of people in her birth mother’s home community for her success.“One afternoon with the locals gave me more information than I could ever get from the government,” she says.Unfortunately, Pittman was unable to meet her late mother, Marion Johnson, and her father remains a mystery man.But she has put word on Facebook and among ‘60s Scoop survivor pages: “Looking for my birth father, who would have been around Edmonton, Alberta in the mid 80s but ancestry goes back to northern Saskatchewan.“My birth name was Natasha Angela Shirley Johnson. I was born in Edmonton, Alberta in August of 1985 and apprehended 4 weeks later.”Pittman’s mother was Marion or Angelina Johnson.Her birth mother also used the name Angelina Johnson. She was from Alert Bay, B.C., where Pittman moved in 2015.“I packed up my Jeep and dog and drove across the country,” she says. “I opened a (hair) salon here.”Pittman says the connection with her Indigenous Namgis history was instant.“As soon as I stepped into the (community) big house, I knew I was home,” she says.“I really felt my mother’s presence.”Pittman has embraced her culture. She wears a traditional cedar hat in her Facebook profile photo.But along with the good comes the bad. Her birth mother attended an Indian residential school and suffered with addiction as an adult. Four sons and three daughters were seized by provincial child welfare authorities and adopted by non-Indigenous families.The majority of these adoptions or foster placements involving First Nations, Métis and Inuit children occurred in the 1960s but the practice continued until the mid-’80s.Pittman says her adoptive family – especially her adoptive mother – supports her quest to learn her identity.“I had a really wonderful upbringing. I was definitely one of the lucky ones,” she says.Now Pittman is ready to see where the next part of the search takes her, as she tries to find two more siblings and her birth father.It looks like it may be the Prairies.She has traced her birth father’s origins to Flying Dust First Nation in northern Saskatchewan.“Ikan noke (my heart is happy),” she says.
New Delhi: The Supreme Court Monday issued notice to the CBI on a plea seeking a direction to the probe agency to place the investigation report in the disproportionate assets case against SP leader Mulayam Singh Yadav and his sons Akhilesh Yadav and Prateek Yadav. A bench comprising chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Deepak Gupta asked the CBI to file its response in two weeks with regard to present status of investigation in the assets case against Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh and his two sons. The bench was hearing a plea file by Congress leader Vishwanath Chaturvedi seeking a direction to the probe agency to apprise the court of the status of the investigation in the case.
New Delhi: The Election Commission order banning the screening of the biopic on Prime Minister Narendra Modi also applies to NaMo TV, which also cannot be aired during the poll period, a senior official of the poll panel said on Wednesday. The official referred to a paragraph in the order which said,”that any poster or publicity material concerning any such certified content, which either depicts a candidate (including prospective) for the furtherance (or purported to further) of electoral prospects, directly or indirectly, shall not be put on display in electronic media in the area where MCC is in force.” The EC has banned the release of the Modi biopic, saying any such film that subserves purpose of any political entity or individual should not be displayed in the electronic media.
OSU junior forward Danny Jensen (9) tries to keep the ball away from Cleveland State sophomore forward Kareem Banton (20) on Oct. 21 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. OSU won 1-0. Credit: Christopher Slack / Lantern PhotographerThe battle of the two hottest teams in the Big Ten conference lived up to its expectations in an intense all-out war, but the better team of the two ended up being Rutgers as the Scarlet Knights slashed the Ohio State men’s soccer team eight-game winning streak in a 1-0 game.The Buckeyes dropped to No. 2 in the Big Ten standings and fell to 9-5-2 on the season and 3-2-1 in Big Ten play. Rutgers moved to the top spot in the standings and improved to 10-4-1 on the season and 4-3-0 in Big Ten action.Last season, OSU defeated the Scarlet Knights in a 4-1 victory, but the Scarlet and Gray could not pull off a repeat performance on Sunday afternoon in Piscataway, New Jersey.Rutgers sophomore forward Jason Wright managed to score the game-winner in the final 20 minutes after a tight defensive battle.The Scarlet and Gray had not given up a goal since October 7 nor had they trailed a team in more than 991 minutes prior to Wright’s score.The first half of the game saw the teams struggling to feel the other out, as shots were just 2-1 in favor of Rutgers in the 18th minute.The first good look of the first half came from OSU senior defender and co-captain Liam Doyle when he shot the ball to the near post. Doyle’s kick barely missed, leaving the game scoreless.The Buckeyes eventually kicked it into high gear and by the 39th minute of the game, shots were 6-5 in favor of the Buckeyes.Despite the lead in shots, OSU could not get a point on the board in the first half. However, the Buckeyes’ stout defense managed to keep Rutgers from scoring, leaving the game leveled at zero heading into the second half.The Buckeyes came out of the gate in the second half strong.The Scarlet and Gray found ways to break through the Scarlet Knight offense, but could not manage finish it off with a goal.OSU junior forward Yaw Amankwa forced a turnover in the 53rd minute, but on the ensuing offensive possession, his shot missed high. Five minutes later, junior forward Danny Jensen broke through Rutgers’ backline in the 58th minute, but his shot went wide right.With less than 20 minutes left to go in the match, shots were 14-10 in favor of the Buckeyes.Being down in shots, the Scarlet Knights knew they had to do something if they wanted to walk away with the victory.In the 74th minute, Wright scored on a deflection off OSU senior goalkeeper Chris Froschauer, giving him his 13th goal of the season and the Scarlet Knights a 1-0 lead.The Scarlet and Gray tried to fight back in the remaining time but could not pull out its ninth consecutive victory.Overall, shots were 16-15 in favor of Rutgers, while the Scarlet Knights also held a 7-5 lead in corners.Froschauer had a season-high eight saves, but fell to 9-5-2 on the season. The goal allowed was the first to get past Froschauer since Oct. 7 against Bowling Green.The Buckeyes will next prepare to host Maryland at 7 p.m. on Saturday at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.
Ohio State football defensive backs Dominic Clarke and DerJuan Gambrell were released from their scholarships Sunday for violations of team rules, OSU athletics spokesman Jerry Emig confirmed to The Lantern Sunday night. Clarke, a redshirt sophomore, had two run-ins with law enforcement, and was most recently charged with drunk driving on Jan. 7, when he ran a stop sign near the intersection of W. 12th Avenue and Neil Avenue, according to multiple reports. Franklin County court records indicate that Clarke pleaded not guilty Friday to the charge. Clarke was also arrested for an Oct. 9 incident involving a “compressed-air gun,” which he fired from the roof of Marketplace, a campus eatery, located at 1578 Neil Ave. Ohio State coach Urban Meyer addressed Clarke’s most recent arrest during a Thursday press conference. “What we’ll never do is say we’re going to make an example out of a kid. That’s not going to happen,” Meyer said. “However, (Clarke) broke a team rule. I’m still getting the information. I’m very, very disappointed because some things were covered in the team meeting. They’ll be dealt with very swiftly and sternly at the appropriate time.” Emig did not immediately respond to The Lantern‘s inquiry regarding the nature of the rule violation committed by Gambrell, a freshman.
Crystal Palace have announced that manager Roy Hodgson has signed a new one-year deal at the clubThe former Liverpool and England boss was appointed by the Eagles in September 2017 and impressively guided the club from bottom of the Premier League table without a single point or goal after seven games to a respectable 11th-place finish.Now Palace have awarded Hodgson with a new deal that will see him remain at Selhurst Park until at least the end of the 2019-20 campaign.“I am delighted to have extended my contract with Crystal Palace. It is a club that has been close to my heart since I was a youngster growing up in the borough of Croydon, and having stood on the terraces in the 1950s, it is a wonderful thing to be managing my boyhood club all these years later,” Hodgson told the club website.“We can be proud of our achievements last season in turning things around despite a poor start, but this year we want to ensure we don’t endure the same struggles. I am thrilled that I have the support of the owners, who believe that I am the right man to help this club move forward and I will do everything I can to make that happen.”Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding ar Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…Chairman Steve Parish added: “I’m thrilled that Roy has agreed to extend his contract and I know the news will be a big lift to everyone connected with the club.“We are looking to build on the hard work and results achieved last season and I believe this is the most important part of making that happen. It’s of course fantastic that Roy has a long connection with the club and I think that understanding the South London mentality is a benefit but make no mistake he’s here because he’s the very best man for the job as we look to take this club forward on and off the pitch.“I am equally pleased that Ray Lewington has also extended for the same period, putting us in great shape for this season and beyond.”Palace will face Hodgson’s former club Fulham on Saturday for their first game of the new Premier League season
The Blaugrana executive Josep Maria Bartomeu also believes the United States La Liga game against Girona is “a great idea”Barcelona and Girona are waiting for the approval to play an official Spanish La Liga match in the United States.And for the Blaugrana president Josep Maria Bartomeu, this game is good for football.“To us, it seems a great idea. The game with Girona, for me, is only a football match, a match in La Liga,” he told La Gazzetta Dello Sport.For him, politics should stay out of football.Zidane hails ‘quality’ James Rodriguez after Real Madrid’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane reserved special praise for James Rodriguez after his starring role in Real Madrid’s 3-2 win over Levante.“There should be no political concern. The match behind closed doors with Las Palmas? The most difficult decision. Things happened in Catalonia which we didn’t agree with. People have the right to vote, the repression was very hard.”“And for us as Barca, it was difficult to choose. The members today support our political line,” he added.“We are in favor of democracy, freedom of expression, the ideas shared by the majority of the Catalans. We are against the imprisonment of the politicians.”“No matter what happens Barca will play in La Liga. Tebas knows and all our members know, I have always said. We will continue to play in La Liga,” he concluded.
Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino, already revealed that his squad won’t make a huge drama if Christian Eriksen ends up leaving.Tottenham Hotspur has been struggling lately with the dilemma of not knowing if midfielder Christian Eriksen will extend his contract or leave, the Danish player has many offers on the table and there is no certainty that he will remain at the club regardless of what Mauricio Pochettino does.The Argentine manager is well aware of this and has already hinted that the club won’t mind letting him leave if things don’t work out, essentially confirming that they don’t consider him an integral part of the Spurs.“Football is so dynamic, always changing every day. It’s not only your decision but the player’s decision,” said Pochettino via Four Four Two.“Now is a moment to enjoy our present. Players like him are focused on doing a good job and the performances that we need. A decision is going to happen at the end of the season or the next few days.”“Football is so dynamic: it’s about decision, decision, decision, decision. We hope we are going to take the best decision for the club, that the player can take the best decision for their future and the club.”“It’s about negotiation, about many things that happen. Football is so dynamic; you always need to move on.”Pochettino took the time to reflect on how well the squad has grown in the last few years under his tutelage, almost daring Eriksen to leave and regret it for the rest of his career.“We created together a massive platform. The players are enjoying that platform; the fans are enjoying it,” he added.“Four and a half years ago, it was a difficult start for everyone. Every single press conference in the first six months was about ‘how’: ‘How [to] reduce the gap to the top six? How [to] reduce the gap to the top four? How to be competitive in the big games, be consistent, how, how, how, how?’”Pochettino admits Wanyama remains in his Spurs plans Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Kenyan international, Victor Wanyama, was the protagonist of a summer transfer saga, but in the end, he is set to stay at Tottenham Hotspur.“The last step is the most difficult. It looks so close, but sometimes it’s not so close. That’s why it’s tough to keep going, but we have the energy and we want to try.”“We are competing with big, big sides. We believe in our quality and in the way that we play but when you compete in the Premier League, it’s always difficult,” he continued.“We need to be ready again to compete against Bournemouth. If we are able to cross that line, to stop thinking of that [last] result and be focused and consistent in the next game, maybe we are ready to win [a trophy].”“But this season is a challenge. I told you in the first press conference after the World Cup that this would be the most difficult season for us.”“We’re in a very good position, in the last 16 of the Champions League, semi-final of the [EFL] Cup, we haven’t started the FA Cup but we’re third in the Premier League.”“The circumstances were not the best to start the season, but we fight a lot and we’re doing a fantastic job, but you need to start to prepare the game against Bournemouth because the competition doesn’t wait for you. You need to show again your quality,” he concluded.Christian Eriksen pic.twitter.com/y6sxvYYVQT— dantt (@noamsupernova) December 25, 2018
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer praised Manchester United players for their hard-fought victory over Leicester City but admitted the performance was below par.United secured a vital victory in their chase for a top-four spot thanks to a solitary strike from Marcus Rashford, but they were far from convincing.Solskjaer told Sky Sports: “We didn’t play particularly well, we could have slowed it down in the second half but we defended well. Eric [Bailly] and Victor [Lindelof] were fantastic, and David de Gea.“We put our bodies on the line, there were a couple of bruised noses, knees, and dead legs but we fought for the three points.“A clean sheet is always a foundation to build on and will give the lads confidence. They’re not 100 per cent happy with the performance, because we know we can do better.Tough Graft But We Got The Job Done 👊🏾 Thats Bro 👇🏾 #TeamSpirit #MUFC pic.twitter.com/aat7ARF2p5Liverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.— Jesse Lingard (@JesseLingard) February 3, 2019“It’s a hard place to come, the first goal is vital against a team like this and I thought we started brilliantly. Marcus had a great chance from Luke Shaw’s cross and finished the ball fantastically well when Paul [Pogba] played him through. The start laid the foundations.”Alexis Sanchez got the nod in United’s starting XI but made little impact on the game before he was replaced by Anthony Martial after half-time.But Solskjaer defended the Chilean’s performance, saying: “He did well, we had to change the game. He’s sharp, he worked well defensively – we never created chances for him but he’s improving all the time.”