Iwobi: Ozil is wrongly portrayed in the media

first_imgEverton midfielder, Alex Iwobi, has jumped to the defence of former Arsenal teammate, Mesut Ozil, saying that he is wrongly portrayed in the press. Loading… Promoted ContentWhat Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?How They Made Little Simba Look So Lifelike in ‘The Lion King’Top 10 Most Iconic Characters On TV9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth7 Train Stations In The World You Wish To Stay At LongerBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them Meanwhile, Iwobi has sung the praises of former teammate Glen Kamara. The Finn played with Iwobi at Arsenal and is currently starring with Rangers. Discussing the best players he’s played with, Iwobi said in an online Q&A: “The first one is Santi Cazorla, he was crazy. When he comes to the pitch and touches the ball, it’s like he’s blessing the ball. read also:Yobo: It’s early to raise fears over Iwobi’s abilities “I always say this one, Glen Kamara, the most underrated footballer. I remember back in the day me and him in midfield for our youth team.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Discussing the best players he’s played with, Iwobi named Santi Cazorla, Glen Kamara and Chuba Akpom in his top five, before adding in an online Q&A: “Four is Ozil, he was crazy. “Obviously because of his body language people think he’s not working hard but he actually works hard, people judge it wrong. “They are going to find this a bit weird but I’m going to say Francis Coquelin. I have been lucky to play with world class players.”Advertisementlast_img read more

Lady Raiders Come Up Short Against Lady Indians

first_imgMilan  7, South Ripley  5Halee Smith- 2 for 4 w/2 runsAlexa Heidt- 2 for 4 w/2 runs and RBI, Losing PitcherMady Tompkins- 6 IP, 7 Runs, 2 ER, 5 Hits, 8 K’s, 1 BB“It was a really disappointing loss tonight. We started hot out of the gate but mistakes for the fourth time this season came back to bite us. Seven errors leading to five unearned runs just doesn’t get the job done. We made a comeback attempt in the top of the seventh but just too big of a hole to climb out of. Kudos to our girls for realizing we beat ourselves tonight. We will learn from this and bounce back like we always do come Friday night.”Raiders Coach Rob Lafary.South Ripley is 11-4 and 5-3 in the ORVC. We host Southwestern (Hanover) on Friday.last_img read more

McIlroy set to watch with interest

first_img Press Association McIlroy holds a commanding lead of more than three million points over Sergio Garcia as he looks to win the Race to Dubai and PGA Tour money list titles for the second time in three years. However, the world number one is missing both the BMW Masters and WGC-HSBC Champions events in Shanghai in order to prepare for a court case with his former management company, increasing the admittedly slim possibility of being overhauled by the likes of Garcia and current European number one Henrik Stenson. Garcia and Stenson will not be at Lake Malaren either this week, with the Spaniard opting to compete in the CIMB Classic in Malaysia on the PGA Tour instead, while Stenson withdrew following the birth of his third child on Sunday. Each event in the Final Series has a prize pool of 10 million points with 1,666,600 going to the winner, while McIlroy is guaranteed to earn at least the 27,170 points on offer for last place in the season-ending DP World Tour Championship. That will take the 25-year-old’s total to just over 5.4million, meaning his rivals will need to have reached at least 3.8million before Dubai to have a chance of overhauling the four-time major winner. For Garcia, who has committed to play in the HSBC Champions and the Turkish Airlines Open, that equates to a runner-up and top-five finish, while Stenson will need even better results to keep his hopes alive. With so many points on offer, all of the top 20 players have a chance of being within striking distance of McIlroy with a first and second place finish over the next three weeks, but eighth-placed Justin Rose has other goals in mind. The top 15 players after Dubai will share a bonus pool of 5million US dollars and Rose is also looking to move up from his current position of sixth in the world rankings. “I’m not sure I can catch Rory but the bonus pool runs deep down to 15th and I want to strengthen my world ranking as much as possible,” the 2013 US Open champion told a pre-tournament press conference. “If I can play well and maybe win a couple of tournaments between now and the end of the season, I could probably get up to second in the world, which would be a personal best. So there’s always something to play for.” Rory McIlroy will be an interested spectator as the first event of the European Tour’s Final Series gets under way in China on Thursday. Rose warmed up for the BMW Masters by beating Ryder Cup team-mate Ian Poulter in a match to mark the opening of a course they designed in Hainan, continuing his excellent match play form after being Europe’s top points scorer at Gleneagles last month. Poulter is a lowly 64th on the money list after just one top-five finish on the European Tour this season, but is looking to continue his impressive record in the Far East. The 38-year-old was 15th at Lake Malaren last year and fourth in 2012, as well as having won in Shenzhen, Singapore and Hong Kong. “I’ve got a decent record here in Asia,” Poulter said. “I played very strong the back end of last year. I’ve played well on this golf course in the past, so I’m looking forward to getting going. “I’ve been close here. I like the layout, I like the way it looks, and if the weather holds off for us and is kind then it’s going to be a great week. “The success over here obviously means that I’ve got a good following, and hopefully that may long continue.” last_img read more

Elijah Hughes bounces back with versatile offense in SU’s win over Northeastern

first_imgSyracuse’s first possession set a precedent for how Elijah Hughes’ night would go. As the Orange worked the ball around the top of the key, Hughes crept up toward the wing.Frank Howard passed the ball to Hughes, who in one motion, caught and released the ball as two Northeastern defenders closed on him. The ball rattled around the rim and in.It was a different showing from Hughes inside the Carrier Dome who recovered from a subpar performance three days prior against Cornell. Against the Big Red on Saturday, Hughes only scored 4 points. But on Tuesday, the junior used a combination of threes and physicality inside the paint to create offense for Syracuse (6-2) in its 72-49 blowout win against Northeastern (4-5).“Guys are going to have that game,” said freshman point guard Jalen Carey, who finished with four points and three assists. “It’s a part of basketball. It’s how you bounce back.”Since SU’s season-opener, Hughes has been a model for consistency. He became a top-scoring option alongside Oshae Brissett and Tyus Battle, whether it was using his deep range or quickness near the rim.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBut three days ago, against Cornell, Hughes said he wasn’t there mentally, his aggressiveness nearly absent. Prior to Saturday, Hughes had attempted eight-plus attempts from the field in every game, only once not reaching double-digit points. He took three shots and missed both of his threes.Hughes tried to change his approach in practice as an opportunity to bounce back quickly came, he said. Northeastern opened Tuesday with a 2-3 zone —  which suits Hughes’ sharpshooter style — and the junior transfer took advantage.His strong performance did come with a few hiccups, though. After his first three, Hughes missed a wide-open shot from beyond the arc a few plays later. Then, in his next opportunity, he traveled after the Orange’s full-court press forced a turnover.But the following play, Howard intercepted a pass and shot the ball up the court to Hughes, who finished through contact in transition, converting the and-1 for SU.Hughes’ basket broke a tie and gave Syracuse a lead it would never lose the rest of the way.Aggressiveness was Hughes’ main focus heading into the Northeastern matchup, something SU head coach Jim Boeheim told the forward he lacked on Saturday night.“He was more aggressive,” Boeheim said. “He got to the basket, got up the court.”The second half began eerily similar to the first, with Hughes’ nailing a three on the Orange’s first possession. This time it was from the corner.Boeheim mentioned that Syracuse quickly broke down Northeastern’s 2-3 zone, prompting a defensive scheme change — a 3-2 zone — from Huskies head coach Bill Coen.Hughes’ opening three out of the break was his lone second-half deep shot, as his other two baskets came inside the paint. He didn’t settle for threes and Hughes attacked the basket, something which he failed to do against Cornell.“Just trying to pick my spots better,” Hughes said. “Get to the rim and shoot when I’m open for three.”Hughes missed just one second-half shot, and finished the game shooting over 50 percent from the field. His success on the floor was not replicated from SU star Tyus Battle, who shot 1 for 7.It resembled a trend that was seen against Cornell. Hughes scored just four points, while Battle picked up the slack and added 26. On Tuesday night, Syracuse’s offense was still able to score 70 points despite Battle’s two points. Hughes’ 17 points were a big reason for that.In warmups before the game, Carey said he could tell Hughes was going to have a strong showing. “You can see it,” Carey said. There was an added focus because Hughes knew the margin for error was slim. Back-to-back weak performances would be alarming.“I was a little frustrated,” Hughes said when thinking of his performance against Cornell. “But I can’t dwell on the past.”That would never come. Hughes kept attacking and didn’t let up. As Syracuse began to pull away midway through the second half, Carey took control of the offense at the top of the key. He flung a pass toward Brissett in the post who was quickly quadruple-teamed.Brissett was able to get the ball back to Carey. The Huskies defense tried to readjust, but Hughes was left wide-open on the baseline. He stood near the right low block with his hands out.A no-look pass from Carey to Hughes slipped by the Northeastern defenders. The Huskies’ Bolden Brace contested the shot, running into the mid-air Hughes. But he finished through contact.There was little emotion from Hughes, who high-fived his teammates and stepped to the line. He didn’t need to show it. Cornell was in the rearview mirror. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Published on December 4, 2018 at 11:02 pm Contact Charlie: [email protected] | @charliedisturcolast_img read more

PI into Babita Sarjou’s murder continues

first_imgThe Preliminary Inquiry (PI) into the murder of Babita Sarjou, who had gone missing for some six years, continued on Friday at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Murdered: Babita SarjouEx-husband Sharnandand Naraine called “Anand”Sharnandand Naraine, called ‘Anand’, the ex-husband of Sarjou; and Dorel Pronton, called ‘Yankee’ of Lot 54 Broad Street, Charlestown, Georgetown, both appeared before the Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.The court heard the testimonies of Corporal Lowe, Corporal Elexie, Superintendent McCurious and Deputy Superintendent Alli, who were all present on the day of the discovery.Attorney Peter Hugh is representing Naraine, while Pronton is being represented by Attorney Nigel Hughes.The offence brought against them alleged that on November 4, 2010, they conspired to murder Babita Sarjou.The Preliminary Inquiry is set to continue on August 4, 2016.After being missing for six years, Police were able to crack the case after they received information about the death of Sarjou.On May 22, 2016 Crime Chief Wendell Blunhum, accompanied by a posse, swooped on the home of Naraine atMurder suspect Dorel Pronton, called “Yankee”Lot 51 Seaforth Street, Campbellville, Georgetown, where they dug up a site in the yard and the woman’s remains were found.Sarjou went missing on November 4, 2010, after she allegedly received a called from Naraine who stated that he would accompany her to a Diwali Motorcade.Reportedly, on that night, Sarjou got into Naraine’s vehicle where she was strangled by Pronton who was in the back seat.Her lifeless body was transported to the home of Naraine where it was buried in the shallow grave.last_img read more