Tottenham star shows off new haircut after 7 days of military training

first_img Promoted Content7 Non-Obvious Things That Damage Your PhoneCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love With7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny8 Best 1980s High Tech Gadgets10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoFrom Enemies To Friends: 10 TV Characters Who Became CloseBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them Advertisement The forward is currently undertaking three weeks of compulsory military training, Tottenham sanctioning the leave during the football hiatus. Son arrived on the island of Jeju last Monday and spent his first week with the marines taking part in formal training and other learning drills. His second week is understood to improve more physical drills, including live ammunition training. Read Also: Aguero decorates sitting room with hat trick match balls, EPL awardsSon was in 2018 given special exemption from South Korea’s mandatory 21-month military service after captaining his country to a gold medal in the Asian Games, but is still required to complete a shortened month-long assignment.Tottenham expect Son back in England before the end of May, though the return of Premier League action remains up in the air with the season on pause indefinitely for the time being.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Tottenham star Heung-min Son isn’t the only one sporting a sharper look during the coronavirus lockdown. Son, though, has not been forced to go clippers in hand due to a lack of available hairdressers, rather photos have emerged of Son with a supposed military haircut. Loading… last_img read more

Rookie races to IMCA Modified win at Electric City

first_imgGREAT FALLS, Mont. (May 23) – It was a night for rookies Saturday at Electric City Speedway.Kory Wermling had his work cut out for him after starting ninth but raced to the front and won the IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified feature.After racing side-by-side with Joey Price for several laps, Wermling held off Paul Leach to secure the checkers.Tommy Bush looked strong until a run-in with some iron bent a trailing arm. He still finished fifth behind rookie Zack Olson.last_img

Pardew draws battle lines

first_imgManager Alan Pardew has come out fighting as he attempts to steer Newcastle out of the relegation mire. The 51-year-old has come under intense pressure from outside, if not inside, the club since Saturday’s 6-0 Barclays Premier League drubbing by Liverpool at St James’ Park. And neighbours Sunderland suffered a 6-1 defeat to Aston Villa on Monday which nudged Pardew’s side a place further down the table. Newcastle will now head for West Ham desperate for a win having taken just a point from their past three games and Pardew told the Chronicle: “Yes. We have had a really, really poor month in terms of results. Now we have to stick together and get through it.” Press Associationcenter_img He added: “As I’ve said before, words don’t win games. They are not important any more. “The performance we put in was unacceptable. It wasn’t good enough for us. We are aware of that and we need to put it right. Despite concerted calls for his head over the weekend, Pardew remains in post and is facing the biggest challenge of his tenure to date with a trip to relegated QPR and Arsenal’s visit to St James’ to come after the game at Upton Park and only five points separating the Magpies from renowned battlers Wigan, who have a game in hand. He said: “Even after (Europa League quarter-final exit against) Benfica, a few of the players perhaps thought after that game, we would be all right. “But we have got one point from three league games, and that’s not good enough for this football club. “Now we are in a dogfight – and we have got to fight. We have got enough character and belief in that dressing room to get through it. We have got to show that now.” last_img read more

Fifa World Cup Fifa World Cup 2018: Ronaldo in need of Portugal supporting cast to perform

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Fifa World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Moscow: Cristiano Ronaldo’s off-night against Iran nearly cost Portugal their World Cup dream and underlined the stark need for his team-mates to contribute more in support of the Real Madrid superstar.Ronaldo carried Portugal through their first two group games, hitting a memorable hat-trick in a 3-3 draw with Spain before netting the winner in a gritty 1-0 victory over Morocco.That left the European champions requiring just a point from their clash with Carlos Queiroz’s Iran in Saransk, but an uncharacteristic display from Ronaldo had them sweating over a place in the last 16.The five-time world player of the year missed a penalty that would have given Portugal a 2-0 lead, Ronaldo was then perhaps fortunate to receive just yellow after an elbow on Iran defender Morteza Pouraliganji.A disputed Iran penalty set up a tense final few minutes for Portugal, who only advanced to the knockout rounds after Mehdi Taremi fired a last-gasp chance into the side netting.Qualification was, at last, assured, albeit with an upcoming tie against Uruguay rather than hosts Russia, but Ronaldo was far from impressed.Read | FIFA World Cup 2018 Highlights, Uruguay vs Russia: Rampant La Celeste win by three goals, top Group A”I understand, it’s normal. The best players in the world face that when there isn’t an opportunity to really make it happen,” said Portugal boss Fernando Santos.”That hurts a lot more to them than to other players. They always want to win. They want to be the best and refuse to fail, and when they fail they get very upset.”Santos attempted to relieve some of the burden on Ronaldo by aligning Andre Silva alongside the Portugal captain in an attack, with Ricardo Quaresma also handed his first World Cup start.While Quaresma rewarded his coach with a stunning opening goal just before half-time, Silva offered little as Ronaldo found himself isolated and his opportunities limited.Goncalo Guedes and Bernardo Silva were dropped after failing to shine in the opening two games, but yesterday’s performance showed Portugal are still scrambling to find the dynamic that best supports Ronaldo.”There were lots of misplaced passes, the tempo was slow after the first 15 minutes,” Santos said in the wake of the Morocco match.”Our team is strong but we must progress. We must do better than that.” Next up for Portugal is a Uruguay team, marshalled by the rugged centre-back pairing of Diego Godin and Jose Maria Gimenez, that has yet to concede in Russia.Read | Champions Trophy Hockey 2018: Clinical India crush Pakistan 4-0 in CT opener”We have our weapons and we must try to make the most of them,” Santos said on Monday.Gelson Martins, the talented young winger who made a 30-minute appearance off the bench against Morocco, is another option who could be called upon going forward.The question is not if Portugal has the weapons but whether they can be assembled in a way that plays to Ronaldo’s strengths at his fourth and likely final World Cup. last_img read more

Making her mark on the world stage – athlete Natricia Hooper

first_imgEIGHTEEN-year- old Natricia Hooper is really beginning to come into her own and make everyone sit and notice just how good an athlete she is, and how great she will be.Currently on her indoor season in the United States, the CARIFTA Games silver medallist recently broke past the 13-metre mark in the female triple jump, a goal she has been hoping to achieve since last year, but just could not. But giving up is not a part of Hooper’s character.“Failure will never overtake me, if my determination to succeed is strong enough” is the policy Hooper lives by.At the New Balance Track a few weeks ago, Hooper cleared 13.20m while participating in the Artie O’Connor Invitational. It marks a new personal best for the South American Youth silver medallist, and is quite an improvement from the 12.19m she jumped a year ago, when she won silver at the CARIFTA Games.The jump placed Hooper among the top-ten best junior female performances in the world for the 2017 season, as listed on the IAAF official website. At that time the jump placed Hooper fourth on the list of indoor jumps worldwide. She has since slipped to number six as performances continue for the season.The list is currently headed by Viyaleta Skvartsova with a jump of 13.69m. Guyana’s national women’s indoor record stands at 13.62m, outdoor record is 13.72m. The jump came at a time when Hooper was focusing more on her 400m training.Not to say that the quarter-miler hasn’t also been seeing improvement on the track.At the same meet Hooper clocked 55.98 seconds in the 400m, an improvement after she had struggled to get below the 56 seconds mark.That timing had her finishing third in that race. Her personal best in this event 55.06 seconds, which she achieved in 2014 when she took that silver at the South American Youth Championships in Colombia.It’s been a while since she’s come that close. However, she’s hoping to bring that down to at least 53 seconds before the year is up. The going time for this season’s indoor junior female 400m is 53.05 seconds, clocked by USA’s Candace Hill last month.As her season progresses she’s looking forward to representing Guyana at a number of meets.Topping the list is her hope of returning to the CARIFTA Games, which is set for next month. Her recent performances in both the triple jump and 400m already surpass the Athletics Association of Guyana’s (AAG) qualifying marks. The junior female triple jump CARIFTA standard is 12.60m, the 400m is 55.50 seconds.She’s also eyeing the South American Junior Championships in May.Hooper is in a great position to achieve her goals once she keeps focused. The former New Campbellville Secondary student is currently attending Essex County College, where she’s studying Business and Training.Open to her are a number of opportunities to compete on a regular basis, against creditable competitors, something she could not have had at home.Ultimately she hopes to land a deal with Nike as a professional athlete, and of course no athlete is an athlete without that Olympic medal aspiration.last_img read more

NBA Draft: ESPN’s Chad Ford discusses Rakeem Christmas and Chris McCullough

first_img Published on June 24, 2015 at 12:17 pm Contact Matt: | @matt_schneidman Facebook Twitter Google+ Rakeem Christmas and Chris McCullough are both surrounded with questions ahead of Thursday’s NBA Draft, albeit on different ends of the spectrum. McCullough’s decision to come out early and Christmas’ age and experience are viewed in some light as hindrances to their draft stock.Both are viewed as late first- or early second-round picks, but their landing spots could fluctuate based on how teams view the uncertainties surrounding the pair.On Wednesday morning, ESPN analyst Chad Ford held a teleconference to discuss the NBA Draft and provided some insight into the possible professional fortunes of the two former Syracuse forwards.McCullough cognizant of decision, could land in 1st round“He took a gamble but I think one that he knew,” Ford said. “For circumstances that I think have less to do with basketball and more to do with life, he felt that he needed to turn pro.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMcCullough, 20, recently became a father, which may have played into his decision to enter his name in the draft. The likelihood is that he would’ve been a lottery pick if he returned to SU for his sophomore season, but he left after one year despite tearing his right ACL on Jan. 11 against Florida State.Until that point, he averaged 9.3 points and 6.9 rebounds in 16 games played and may have shown scouts enough to be taken just inside the first round.“He was a bubble first-rounder when he declared for the draft and he wasn’t going to be able to work out because of the ACL injury,” Ford said. “Will he go in the first round? I mean the good news for him is that he’s got several teams that have multiple picks in the first round like the Lakers and Celtics and you have a team in the Nets that seems to be a bit enamored with him.”That 27-29 range is one that Ford pegged as a target, as Los Angeles, Boston and Brooklyn are all possible destinations for McCullough. The questions will still be asked, but Ford sees any of those teams having a valid reason to jump on someone who hasn’t played a real game in over five months.“If he went 27, 28, 29 and the team just basically said, ‘Look, I think had he gone back to Syracuse he would’ve been a lottery pick next year, so we’re getting a player like that at 29. We can oversee the rehab, we get to make sure that everything’s great, I think he’s a good pick there,’” Ford said. “If he doesn’t go there, he’ll go in the first 5-10 picks in the 30s.”Christmas’ 2-way swordIt’s no secret Christmas took three years to finally blossom into an NBA Draft prospect. And even after turning in an impressive performance at the NBA Draft Combine, he’s still being projected on the cusp of the first round, more so toward the early second.“The skepticism about Christmas is his age,” Ford said of the 23-year-old. “And when you look at players that age, you expect them to be better than players that are in the 18-, 19-, 20-year-old range, right?”Christmas averaged 17.5 points and 9.1 rebounds in a standout senior season that placed him on the Atlantic Coast Conference first team. He was lauded for his improvement on both ends and proved he’s developing a skill set to match his age, as Ford tabbed him the best player at the combine.But the comparisons between some of the more youthful crop are inevitable.“I think there’s still this grain of salt: he’s doing this with two, three years more experience than a lot of the guys that he’s playing against,” Ford said. “So while teams will absolutely acknowledge he’s more physically mature than a lot of players in the draft, that he’s been better coached and has more experience than those other guys, they’re trying to ask what was he like at 18 and 19 compared to some of the other prospects.“I think Christmas could slide into the late first, I think he’s still more likely to be one of those guys that goes into the 30-45 range.” Commentslast_img read more

Court rules in favor of former assistant coach Todd McNair in defamation lawsuit

first_imgFormer USC assistant coach Todd McNair is allowed to proceed in his defamation lawsuit against the NCAA, a California appellate court ruled on Monday.The three-judge panel ruled in favor of McNair after the NCAA appealed to have the lawsuit thrown out.McNair, who coached at USC from 2005-2010, was given a show cause penalty by the NCAA for allegedly being aware of violations that former running back Reggie Bush committed while at USC and lying to investigators.McNair filed the lawsuit in June of 2011, claiming libel and slander. Monday’s decision by the appellate court supported the ruling of a Superior Court judge in 2012, who also rejected the NCAA’s efforts to have the case thrown out. The panel noted McNair had a “probability of prevailing on the merits” of his defamation lawsuit.The NCAA can either ask the appellate court to reconsider its decision or appeal to the California Supreme Court.“McNair presented admissible evidence, which if credited by a jury, indicates that he did not know about the NCAA violations, in which case the operative statement is susceptible of a false meaning,” the court ruled.While the court threw out McNair’s claim that the penalty resulted in him losing his job at USC, it could reignite the debate over the harsh sanctions levied against the school’s football program as a result of Bush’s violations. If, indeed, McNair was unaware that Bush received improper benefits during his time at USC, the NCAA could not have sanctioned the school without a university employee being aware of Bush’s activity.In its ruling, the court stated that the NCAA’s investigation centered on a two-minute phone conversation between McNair and Lloyd Lake, a would-be marketer who provided Bush with illegal benefits. But the court, citing an interview with Lake, cast doubt that McNair learned about Bush’s activity from Lake.“Nowhere during Lake’s description of the two-minute call did Lake ever say that he informed McNair of, or that McNair claimed knowledge about, the agency agreement and improper benefits,” the court ruled. “Instead, Lake speculated that Bush told McNair, or that McNair knew from osmosis because ‘he was around a lot’ and ‘watched.’”In addition to a two-year bowl ban and loss of 30 scholarships over three years, USC was forced to vacate its 2004 BCS national championship and its wins during the 2005 season as part of the sanctions levied by the NCAA in 2010. Bush also voluntarily forfeited his 2005 Heisman Trophy.last_img read more

Syracuse football opponent preview: What to know about Louisville

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ With a five-win resume appearing to be insufficient for reaching a bowl game this year, Syracuse (4-6, 2-4 Atlantic Coast) is essentially in must-win territory when it travels to Louisville (6-4, 3-4 ACC) for a 3:30 p.m. kickoff on Saturday at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium. The Orange hasn’t beaten UofL since 2012. SU hasn’t won on the road this season and has lost all three games since upsetting then-No. 2 Clemson in mid-October. “You’re on the edge of the cliff,” senior linebacker Zaire Franklin said when asked about the sense of urgency SU must play with, “and you’re either going to jump or you’re going to fight.”Here’s a look at what the Orange faces in Louisville.All-time series: Louisville leads, 9-6.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textLast time they played: In a 62-28 win, Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson posted a Syracuse opponent record of 610 total yards in one of the more dominant performances of his 2016 Heisman campaign. The Cardinals scored three touchdowns on their first five plays from scrimmage and SU never recovered. The viral image of Jackson hurdling Orange cornerback Cordell Hudson and walking safely into the endzone has properly summed up the drubbing since then.“When I first saw it, I said, ‘Wow,’” SU head coach Dino Babers said of the infamous hurdle on Monday. “And then I said, ‘That better not ever happen again.’”Louisville Report: After beginning the season ranked 16th in the AP poll, the Cardinals have been relatively disappointing. All four U of L losses have come to ACC Atlantic opponents — Clemson, North Carolina State, Boston College and Wake Forest. Last week, Louisville used a strong second half to get past Virginia at home, 38-21.On offense, everything runs through Jackson, who has accounted for 36 of Louisville’s 46 touchdowns. But the Cardinals also now have three healthy running backs to supplement Jackson’s legs in Reggie Bonnafon, Malik Williams and Dae Williams. Bonnafon is the only one of the trio to average less than six yards per carry (4.7).Louisville’s struggles have sprouted from defensive problems, as opponents are averaging just under 30 points per game, good for 86th-best in the FBS. The Cardinals’ pass defense ranks 104th, allowing 254.6 yards per game. How Syracuse beats Louisville: If Syracuse’s offense is clicking, which it certainly was during a 38-point first half last week, the matchup with Louisville’s defense won’t be the deciding factor in this one. Franklin, this week, laid out what is. And it’s obvious.“(Jackson) is their offense. He’s the most dynamic player in the country,” Franklin said. “If you want to beat Louisville, you have to stop him. That’s not a secret.”Both Franklin and sophomore defensive end Kendall Coleman said they feel better prepared to stop Jackson compared to a year ago. But that tall task entails limiting the damage done by both the passer and rusher that Jackson is, which means defending option plays — the same offensive scheme that Wake Forest just used to torch SU for 64 points. Franklin said the key to defending the option is not tipping your next move to the quarterback, who’s looking to read defenders and then make his decision to hand the ball off, throw it or keep it himself and run.“(Defending options) is definitely something that needed a correction and corrections are going to happen throughout the week,” Coleman said.Stat to know: 3,000 and 1,000For the second straight season, Jackson has surpassed 3,000 yards through the air and 1,000 on the ground. That had never been done before in NCAA history. The only reason it hasn’t put Jackson atop the Heisman conversation again this year is because Louisville hasn’t started 9-0 like it did in 2016.Player to watch: (Besides Jackson) Jaire Alexander, cornerback, No. 10The junior earned second team All-ACC honors a year ago and should be a high draft pick whenever he elects to head to the NFL. He’s finally healthy after missing a good chunk of the early half of the season. And with SU’s offense built around its passing attack, it’s worth watching to see what Alexander can do to slow down Orange senior Steve Ishmael. If Alexander can slow down Ishmael, that bodes quite well for UofL. If he can’t, a high scoring affair like SU fans saw last week could happen again. Comments Published on November 17, 2017 at 9:07 am Contact: | @jtblosslast_img read more

US home of F1 gets its cash payment from Texas

first_img SUBSCRIBE TO US Last Updated: 5th August, 2020 07:21 IST US Home Of F1 Gets Its Cash Payment From Texas The Texas home of Formula One in the U.S. was denied the chance to host a race this year, but has received its big state payment to cover expenses for the 2019 U.S. Grand Prix Associated Press Television News First Published: 5th August, 2020 07:21 IST COMMENT Written Bycenter_img LIVE TV WATCH US LIVE The Texas home of Formula One in the U.S. was denied the chance to host a race this year, but has received its big state payment to cover expenses for the 2019 U.S. Grand Prix.Texas made its annual payment to the beleaguered Circuit of the Americas in Austin, sending nearly $27 million on July 2, according to state records. That was about three weeks before F1 formally cancelled the 2020 U.S. Grand Prix due to the coronavirus pandemic. That race was supposed to be held in late October.The money will pay the costs of staging the 2019 race, track Chairman Bobby Epstein said Tuesday. That includes a massive rights fee estimated at about $30 million paid to F1 just to host the race.“This is not a windfall,” Epstein sad. “It’s just catching up for money already put out.”The track has collected nearly $200 million in public revenue from the state since 2012 under Texas’ Major Events Reimbursement Program. It allows organizers of big events to cover their costs by giving them tax money that was collected around the event.While critics have called it a corporate giveaway of taxpayer money, it has been used by big events such as the Super Bowl and the NCAA Final Four. The U.S. Grand Prix has been the largest recipient of state cash by far.The racetrack missed out on a $25 million payment for the 2018 race because of a paperwork error. The track has also been hit hard financially by the pandemic, losing not just the Formula One race but also this year’s cancelled MotoGP Grand Prix of the Americas, and cancellations of numerous concerts, including the Rolling Stones.“We have not a revenue-producing ticketed event since last fall’s Formula One,” Epstein said. “Hopefully we’ll be back in the spring with MotoGP.”Image credits: AP FOLLOW USlast_img read more

Jamaica government evacuates hurricane ravaged countries

first_imgThe Jamaica government says it spent in excess of J$50 million in bringing home its nationals who requested evacuation assistance from hurricane-ravaged Eastern Caribbean islands.Two-hundred Jamaicans brought homePrime Minister Andrew Holness told parliamentarians that 200 Jamaicans were brought home from the affected territories where they were based, including the Turks and Caicos, and the British Virgin Islands.But, Holness said several persons opted to remain in those countries to assist with recovery and rebuilding efforts, citing the gesture as “commendable” and reflective of the “Jamaican spirit.”He told Parliament those who decided to stay have, however, sent their children back to Jamaica to continue their education, consequent on the resulting disruption in the education system in the islands.Additional assistance neededHolness also disclosed that the government is exploring what additional assistance can be extended to affected Eastern Caribbean islands, particularly Antigua and Barbuda, and Dominica. Jamaica has already committed financial resources and personnel to assist with recovery and rebuilding efforts.Responding to a question from Member of Parliament Dr. Morais Guy, Holness cited Jamaica’s provision of accommodation and educational support for those students whose schools have a similar curriculum to Jamaica’s, particularly those preparing for the 2017/18 Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE).The Jamaican prime minister said he held discussions with Dominica’s Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit. Resulting from these discussions the Jamaican government will explore the possibility of completing a bridge which the Jamaica Defense Force (JDF) previously commenced following extensive flood rains that previously impacting that island.Four man technical/advisory teamAdditionally, Holness said the Jamaican government has committed to providing Dominica with a four-man technical and advisory support team to be led by the JDF’s Colonel, Jamie Ogilvie.This intervention, he said, is intended to assist with efforts to restore the integrity of Dominica’s national security systems and develop a plan for the recovery and rebuilding of that nation.Jamaica has also committed the equivalent of US$100,000 each to the redevelopment funds for Antigua and Barbuda, and Dominica.“We again extend our sympathies to all countries that were impacted by what has been described as the ‘ferocity and brutality’ of these recent hurricanes, which left a trail of destruction never before seen in the Caribbean. I have great confidence that, as a region, we will rebuild and not just replicate what was there before,” he said.Read here for more information on the support efforts of the Jamaica government: read more