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Hughton understands sacking chants

first_img Press Association “We know it’s tough because we have been very inconsistent but we are capable of doing it.” Norwich sit four points off the relegation zone with eight matches remaining, while the win saw Saints usurp Newcastle in eighth. Victory was a fine end to a week which saw Ralph Krueger appointed chairman, but manager Mauricio Pochettino was frustrated at the end by Saints’ slack defending at the end. “It’s a great lesson that we have to learn from today’s game,” the former Argentina defender said. “We’re a young side that’s still growing and the main lesson today is that, obviously, the game is not finished until the final whistle has blown. “I thought the game was overall controlled. It is true that when Rickie Lambert came on his contribution was very good and was great for the team and also Sam Gallagher’s contribution was very good. “It is true that we’re well satisfied with the game at 3-0, but it goes to show that when you lose a little bit of focus, you lay your guard down, we basically made two quick mistakes, we conceded two soft goals and, again, it is a lesson we have to learn.” It was not all bad at the end, though, as 18-year-old Gallagher managed to net his first Premier League goal to secure victory. “We all know what Sam has been going through,” Pochettino said, referring to the recent passing of the striker’s father. “He has been going through a really tough time. It doesn’t change his situation, but it will go a long way to making him happy and his surroundings and his family – everyone around him that wishes the best for him. It will be a good thing for him.” Under-fire manager Chris Hughton could understand Norwich supporters’ anger after the relegation-threatened side slipped to defeat at Southampton. The odds on Hughton leaving Carrow Road shortened after the loss on the south coast, where the Norwich boss was subjected to chants of “you don’t know what you’re doing” after making a triple second-half substitution. “For the majority of the game a very good Southampton team were better than us and if you concede three goals like we did you make life very difficult for themselves,” Hughton said. “It’s never nice to hear those chants but I understand. We have more than 2,000 supporters who have travelled to watch the game and it’s their club and team, and they want to see a team competing. “What they saw for too long was a Southampton team that were better than us. It’s never nice but you have to take the criticism on the chin.” Southampton had a three-goal lead heading into the final five minutes courtesy of efforts from Morgan Schneiderlin, Rickie Lambert and Jay Rodriguez, only for sloppy play to allow Johan Elmander and Robert Snodgrass to net. However, Norwich were unable to eke out a draw and teenager Sam Gallagher put the game out of sight in stoppage time. “The two goals certainly flattered us,” Hughton said. “If the game had finished 3-2, it wasn’t a 3-2 game. They were far better than us today. “But we did get the two late goals so if I am looking for any pluses then we have shown enough character in that final period to get back into the game, irrespective whether we deserved it or not. Despite staging an improbable late comeback at St Mary’s, the Canaries were unable to avoid falling to a 4-2 defeat – their fifth in succession on the road. Given they face Liverpool, Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal in the final four fixtures, matches like the one at Southampton are the kind of games Norwich need to win if they are to beat the drop. last_img read more

Ellsworth boys’ soccer team loses first game

first_imgHERMON — The Ellsworth boys’ soccer team lost its first game of the season on Wednesday.The Hermon Hawks (3-7-2) upset the Ellsworth Eagles (10-1-1) with a 1-0 win in double-overtime.Hermon’s Matt Allen scored the only goal of the game with four minutes remaining.Ellsworth is still ranked first in the Class B Heal Point Standings. The Eagles will host Presque Isle (5-4-3) on Saturday and Mount Desert Island (7-4-1) on Tuesday in their two remaining games of the season. PHOTO BY MICHELLE MAHONPHOTO BY MICHELLE MAHONPHOTO BY MICHELLE MAHON123PreviousNextThis is placeholder textThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgPrecautionary quarantine at Belmont Park barn is liftedNEW YORK (AP) — Officials have lifted a precautionary quarantine on a barn at Belmont Park after test results for a horse suspected of having equine herpesvirus Type 1 were negative.The New York Racing Association said Sunday all horses in Barn 37 were found to not have fever and were asymptomatic. As a result, they can enter races and train among the general population.The precautionary quarantine had been put in place a day earlier after a 4-year-old colt exhibited fever and neurological symptoms. Freudnme is being monitored by a private veterinarian. The colt last raced at Finger Lakes in upstate New York in June 2019.EHV-1 can cause an upper respiratory infection in young horses. If a number of horses are housed together, they can become sick and then recover uneventfully. However, equine herpesvirus-1 can also cause a severe neurological disease that affects a horse’s brain and spinal cord, and may result in paralysis and death. K-State players announce boycott after student’s Floyd tweetMANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State football players say they will boycott all team activities until administrators create a policy that would allow a student to be expelled for “openly racist, threatening or disrespectful actions.” The move that most players announced Saturday on social media follows a tweet by a student about the death of George Floyd that prompted outrage on campus. Jaden McNeil mocked Floyd’s death in a tweet Thursday, one month after the Black man died after a white Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee on his neck for nearly eight minutes. McNeil is the founder of a conservative group called America First Students and has been criticized for his past comments on the Black Lives Matter movement. University officials have said they are exploring their options for action.VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTS Jones won the first of three races Sunday at the Pennsylvania track with a two-lap sprint to the finish in a wreck-filled Truck Series race. He followed that by wrecking on the first lap of the Xfinity Series race.Chase Briscoe held off Ross Chastain in overtime to win the crash-filled Xfinity race. Briscoe won his fourth Xfinity race of the season. Chastain won $100,000 in a prize awarded to the highest finisher among four eligible drivers. The day’s third event is a Cup Series race. Kevin Harvick is trying for his second Cup victory in two days.Pocono became the first track to hold a Truck, Xfinity and Cup race on the same day. SPEEDWAY OWNER-ROPE AD Associated Press In addition to his two stints as an assistant with Washington, he was also a head coach of the Phoenix Cardinals and Oakland Raiders and an assistant with the Chargers. The Redskins announced that Bugel died Sunday at age 80. No cause of death was given. Johnson finished at 29-under par, good enough for a one-shot win over Kevin Streelman. Canadian Mackenzie Hughes and Will Gordon finished tied for third. Johnson’s round included an up and down par from a ball that lodged inches above a water hazard. It required him to stand in the hazard. Johnson now has 21 tour wins. NASCAR-POCONOJones, Briscoe win first two Sunday racesLONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Brandon Jones took home a trophy and sent a car to the scrap heap in about an hour at Pocono Raceway. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditTRAVELERS-CHAMPIONSHIPDustin Johnson wins Travelers Championship despite late miscuesCROMWELL, Conn. (AP)— Despite a couple of late miscues, including a drive out of bounds, Dustin Johnson has won the Travelers Championship. center_img Update on the latest sports Speedway owner loses staff, ‘all but 2’ sponsors after postPINE HALL, N.C. (AP) — The owner of a North Carolina racetrack said he has faced death threats, lost employees and seen “all but two” of his sponsors evaporate amid the backlash over his social media post invoking the noose found in the garage stall of Black NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace Mike Fulp, who owns the half-mile, dirt track 311 Speedway in Stokes County, told the News & Record he knew his troubles from what he described as a joke were self-inflicted. Fulp’s post advertised “Bubba Rope” for sale on Facebook Marketplace the day after an FBI investigation determined the noose found at the Talladega Superspeedway garage had been there since at least October and was a coincidence, not a hate crime. Fulps told the newspaper he’s responsible “for trying to make some jokes and said he is not a racist. Fulp said he’s been getting death threats and received messages threatening his family. He said seven workers quit.RACIAL INJUSTICE-KANSAS STATE TWEET Belmont’s current meet ends July 12. It is racing without spectators because of the coronavirus pandemic.NFL-OBIT-BUGELFormer Redskins assistant, “Hogs” creator Joe Bugel dies at 80UNDATED (AP) — Former Washington Redskins assistant coach Joe Bugel (BYOO’-gul) has died.Bugel was the architect of “The Hogs,” the dominant offensive lines that helped lead the team to three Super Bowls under Hall of Fame head coach Joe Gibbs. He was regarded as one of the best offensive line coaches in NFL history. June 28, 2020 Italy’s women’s ski team reports 3 positivesUNDATED (AP) — The Italian Winter Sports federation says three members of the women’s ski team — two coaches and one athlete — have tested positive for the coronavirus while training.The federation says that one of the coaches has been hospitalized with a mild fever. The others have no symptoms but are being quarantined. The federation did not name those who tested positive. While other sections of the national team will continue training, the World Cup team will return home. Italy’s team features reigning overall World Cup champion Federica Brignone (feh-deh-REE’-kah breen-YOH’-nay), whose mother recovered after being hospitalized with the virus, and Olympic downhill gold medalist Sofia Goggia (GOH’-jah).HORSE RACING-BELMONT-BARN QUARANTINElast_img read more

Tyler Vaughns represents the future for the USC offense

first_imgFreshman wide receiver Tyler Vaughns dives into the end zone in a game against Arizona State. Photo by Daniel Zhu | Daily TrojanAfter a full week of dealing with the fallout from Notre Dame, head coach Clay Helton was happy to hand out plenty of praise following USC’s bounce-back victory at Arizona State last week.“Maybe our best team effort all away across the board,” Helton said after the Trojans’ 48-17 blowout over the Sun Devils, in which they torched ASU for 607 yards on offense.As usual, USC relied heavily on the run, but the team opened up a big lead early thanks to a handful of big passing plays. The Trojans saw on film how aggressively the Sun Devil cornerbacks were pressing, and they employed a simple game plan through the air: Go deep.“The plan was to try to throw it over their heads and back them off,” Helton said. “Whether we hit them or not, we thought it was going to be important.”Redshirt sophomore quarterback Sam Darnold executed the strategy to perfection, and redshirt freshman wide receiver Tyler Vaughns hauled in close to half of Darnold’s 266 passing yards and caught two of his three touchdown passes. It was a career night in every way for the wideout: Vaughns’ six catches tied a career high for the third straight week, and his 126 yards, two scores and 42-yard touchdown reception were all personal bests.The big night was a long time coming. After beginning the season sharing a spot on the depth chart with redshirt freshman Josh Imatorbhebhe and freshman Randall Grimes, Vaughns shot up the ranks as he quickly developed a rapport with Darnold. Vaughns has emerged as one of his quarterback’s favorite targets.“Tyler has been a big part to the passing game for a while now,” Darnold said. “I think the way he works and the fact that every single play [he assumes] the ball is coming to him is huge. That’s a really great mentality to have as a receiver.”Vaughns frankly had no reason to assume a throw was coming his way on his second touchdown reception. Reminiscent of Darnold’s snipe through triple coverage in last season’s Rose Bowl, Vaughns caught a laser beam late in the second half while sandwiched between three defenders and taking an illegal hit to the head to stretch USC’s lead to 25 points.Offensive coordinator Tee Martin described his disbelief in an interview with the Los Angeles Times.“It’s a pick, it’s a pick, it’s a pick,” he remembered muttering aloud during the play. “No, it’s a touchdown!”Vaughns had only found the end zone once in his college career before his two-score effort in Tempe, when he hauled in a 37-yard pass against Oregon State. But last Saturday also marked the fifth straight game he had recorded at least five receptions and 65 yards, and his career night quietly pushed him ahead of redshirt senior wideout Steven Mitchell Jr. as USC’s second-leading receiver with 478 yards on the season.Now, as the Trojans pursue their first Pac-12 championship in nearly a decade, Vaughns will be one of Darnold’s central weapons alongside Burnett and the running back duo of junior Ronald Jones II and freshman Stephen Carr. Vaughns’ breakout — if he can sustain it — might just lift a receiving corps that never seemed to recover from the departure of wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster.When reporters questioned his options on opening day, Darnold insisted he just needed time to develop trust with his young wideouts. He steadfastly maintained his stance as the season went on, through every miscommunication and every interception. Perhaps Vaughns’ second-quarter score last weekend was the tipping point Darnold had long been waiting for.“That was the moment that I felt [Darnold] trusted [Vaughns] to that next level,” Martin said, “like the Deontay throw in the Rose Bowl.”last_img read more

Fundraiser receives standing ovation

first_imgThe Hellenic Women’s Cultural Association (Estia) put on a wonderful showcase of Greek music last Sunday 26 October, in a bid to raise funds for the new Centre for Contemporary Culture on Lonsdale Street. Founded in 1978, the largest and oldest Greek women’s association in Melbourne felt the need for an updated community space to accommodate for its larger numbers. “It’s something that has been missing from our community. We’re very proud indeed that at last we have somewhere we can actually go and feel proud of and comfortable in,” Ms Patricia Drivas, vice president of the association, told Neos Kosmos.Commencing in the early afternoon at the Manningham Function Centre, 300 people attended the event, with a program jam-packed with Greek musical entertainment. A full orchestra comprising the bouzouki, baglama and violin assisted music performances ranging from the ’50s, rembetika and laika. “Everyone was very, very happy. There was a standing ovation, people didn’t want to leave,” Ms Drivas said. “It was a beautiful afternoon and a very successful event.” The women’s association aims to promote the Greek language, culture and heritage, making it an invaluable part of the community. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more