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Reid happy to assume mentor role

first_img Ex-Republic of Ireland international Reid was reunited with Clarets boss Dyche, who is just 10 years his senior, this summer after agreeing to play for him at Turf Moor. The two played alongside each other with the Lions at the start of this millennium, meaning it took Reid some time to get used to calling his former team-mate ‘gaffer’. “He was very unfortunate to lose his job at Watford when he did; he did a fantastic job there and rightly got back into football with the opportunity at Burnley. “I’m sure he surprised a lot of people outside the club, but I’m sure there’s no one who has met him and worked with him that was surprised with the job he’s done, the way he goes about his business and gets that group togetherness. “Certainly for the first couple of months I’ve been involved it’s no surprise to me what they did last season.” Reid was recruited this summer along with the likes of Matt Taylor to inject some much-needed top-flight experience into Dyche’s ranks. But the former Blackburn and West Brom midfielder, who has been restricted to a pair of cameo appearances off the bench thus far, admits there has been no need for any pearls of wisdom yet. “From what I’ve seen so far I don’t think that will be the case too often,” Reid said. “The lads have gone into the season with no fear; you saw that in the opening game at Chelsea. The lads have hit the ground running and there’s been one or two times already where, physically, we’ve had the upper hand in a couple of those games. “Maybe looking forward that might be the case but at the moment the lads are really enjoying the challenge and we’re looking to climb the table as soon as possible.” However, the 33-year-old has always known Dyche to be an authoritative figure who was one day destined to be calling the shots as a manager. “We’d get the odd man-of-the-match rating in the paper on a Sunday when we obviously went on and won the league with Millwall,” Reid explains. “One or two of us were getting plaudits – myself, Tim Cahill, Paul Ifill, Richard Sadlier – the group that were doing well at that time. “But you’d soon know about it on a Monday morning if you tried to get above your station, it was not the friendliest of atmospheres on the training ground. “The senior pros were maybe doing one or two things that you wouldn’t get away with in the modern game. But it was all part and parcel then and it certainly built your character.” Those who have played alongside or coached Dyche during his playing days claim his leadership skills then suggested a future managerial role beckoned. And the fact he led unfancied Burnley into the Barclays Premier League with a thin squad and on limited resources came as no surprise to Reid. “There’s one or two (managers) that you are surprised with but from the moment he came in at Millwall you knew that he was going to go on and have a future in coaching and management,” he added. Steven Reid is happy to act as a mentor to Burnley’s youngsters, although he is unlikely to use the same methods his former Millwall team-mate Sean Dyche deployed to keep him grounded. Press Associationlast_img read more

Baseball falls to UC Irvine, set to host SoCal Classic

first_imgAt the plate, the Trojans had difficulties catching up to UCI’s starter, freshman lefty Nick Pinto, who limited USC to just two hits and no runs over his six innings of work.  “It’s definitely a learning experience, all of us are new together,” Gill said. “So we’re all kind of learning together, so I think they’re frustrated. I’m frustrated a little bit.”  The USC baseball team failed to get on the scoreboard until it was too late Tuesday evening, falling to UC Irvine 5-1. The Trojans are now riding a three-game losing streak against the Anteaters. Gursky, unlucky to find himself in line for a loss after such a strong performance, was relieved by sophomore righty Ethan Reed in the seventh inning. The game was broken open shortly after by way of a 3-run homer by senior outfielder John Jensen to put UCI up 4-0. “I think we have the best hitting team in the [Pac-12], hands down,” Gursky said. “You can’t bring your hitting every day, but our guys no doubt are going to bounce back.” Neither team was particularly sharp at the plate as the teams combined for 21 strikeouts and no extra-base hits aside from the lone home run of the evening from UCI. “Where we didn’t go well tonight was our offense,” head coach Jason Gill said after the game. “We struck out 10 times on a Tuesday. I’ll tip my cap to their pitcher but we have to do better than that.” The Trojans will host three ranked opponents over the weekend, facing off against No. 22 TCU Friday and No. 2 Vanderbilt Saturday before a matchup with crosstown rival No. 6 UCLA at Dedeaux Field Sunday. USC will be back in action starting Friday in the annual Southern California College Baseball Classic in Los Angeles against a stacked lineup of elite programs. USC kicks off the action Friday against TCU. First pitch is set for 6 p.m., Saturday’s game will start at 2 p.m. and Sunday’s weekend finale begins at 3 p.m. Sophomore righty Ethan Reed allowed a 3-run home run in the seventh inning against UC Irvine Tuesday. USC fell to the Anteaters 5-1. (James Wolfe | Daily Trojan) UCI tacked on an additional insurance run in the top half of the ninth, extending its lead to 5-0 heading into the final half-inning. The Trojans tacked on a run in the ninth, but their comeback attempt fell short as they finished the game with just four hits combined over nine innings.  The junior lefty’s troubles came in the sixth, however, as UCI managed to load the bases on Gursky without recording a hit. An error, a hit by pitch and an intentional walk loaded the bases with just one out for the Anteaters in the top half of the inning. Gursky worked out of the jam to limit UCI to just one run on a deep sacrifice fly in his final inning of work.  The USC baseball team will be tested this weekend in the Southern California College Baseball Classic. (Colin Huang | Daily Trojan) “At the end of the game we didn’t give up, we got a run right there at the end,” Gursky said. “We wish we got the win but at the end of the day there’s some positives we can learn from and take going forward into a tough weekend we’re about to have.”  The loss moves the Trojans to a mark of 4-4 at home this season and 7-4 overall. Despite the outcome, junior lefty Brian Gursky pitched well in his second appearance on the hill for the Trojans this season, his first coming in USC’s 7-1 win at Cal State Fullerton on Feb. 25. Gursky pitched six hitless innings, striking out six of the first nine batters he faced. TCU comes in at 10-2 overall after sweeping Cal in a three-game series last weekend. The 2019 NCAA Champion Vanderbilt Commodores head into the weekend’s trio of games at 11-3 overall on the season with just one loss in their last 11 games. UCLA will come into the weekend looking to avenge its first loss this season, falling to UCSB on Tuesday. The Bruins still carry an 11-1 record and remain a favorite to compete for the Pac-12 title this year. “[Gursky] had command of three pitches,” Gill said. “He was down in the strike zone, so when they did put the ball in play it was usually chopped ground balls at our middle infield. He was great.”last_img read more

In time for Lakeside! BDO secures Eurosport as primary broadcaster

first_img Lottstift warns Norwegian media on advertising responsibilities September 10, 2019 Share Submit Gunn Merete Paulsen: Lotteritilsynet will continue its toughest stance against remote actors March 19, 2019 Share Related Articles The governance of the British Darts Organisation (BDO) has confirmed the appointment of Eurosport as its primary broadcast partner.Updating stakeholders, BDO informs that it has agreed to an extensive three-year partnership with Discovery Inc’s Eurosport channel, which has previously broadcast BDO syndicated competitions.Today’s announcement sees the BDO end concerns that the governing body would not have a TV partner to broadcast its showcase ‘BDO 2019 World Darts Championship at Lakeside.Further to the announcement, BDO has agreed with Eurosport to broadcast free-to-air coverage of its upcoming World Darts Championship on its sister channel Quest TV (Freeview channel 57).Backing Eurosport as new primary broadcast partner, BDO Chairman Des Jacklin commented: “Even with the tight time constraints and the on-going pressure to announce details of the upcoming BDO World Professional Darts Championships, both myself and my team weren’t looking for a quick fix. We have been committed to securing this long-term broadcasting contract so we can focus our attention on further improving the BDO for the players and supporters alike. ““Eurosport has for many years been a great broadcast partner and supporter of the BDO. It is fantastic to see them get the opportunity to show the BDO World Professional Darts Championships in the UK for the first time and to give us a 9 event 3-year commitment to the UK, Netherlands and Australia” StumbleUpon Facebook focuses on developing its ‘niche sports’ capacity October 30, 2019last_img read more

What channel is Rockets vs. Warriors on today? Time, TV schedule for NBA Christmas game

first_imgThe Rockets and Warriors will meet at Chase Center on Christmas Day for a rematch of last year’s Western Conference semifinal, although, of course, both teams’ outlooks have changed considerably since then.Reigning conference champion Golden State is in tank mode, undone by a combination of departures and injuries. Draymond Green is the only notable starter from the Warriors dynasty expected to be in action Wednesday. Rockets vs. Warriors: What time is tipoff?Date: Wednesday, Dec. 25Start time: 5 p.m. ETThe 2:30 p.m. ET tipoff marks the third game of the NBA’s Christmas Day slate, and the second on ABC. The Clippers and Lakers will follow at 8 p.m. ET.Rockets schedule 2019Here are the Rockets’ next five games:DateOpponentTimeNational TVDec. 25at Warriors5 p.m. ETABCDec. 28vs. Nets8 p.m. ET—Dec. 29at Pelicans8 p.m. ET—Dec. 31vs. Nuggets7 p.m. ETNBA TVJan. 3vs. 76ers8 p.m. ETESPNWarriors schedule 2019Here are the Warriors’ next five games:DateOpponentTimeNational TVDec. 25vs. Rockets5 p.m. ETABCDec. 27vs. Suns10:30 p.m. ETNBA TVDec. 28vs. Mavericks8:30 p.m. ET—Dec. 31at Spurs7 p.m. ET—Jan. 2at Timberwolves8 p.m. ET— The arrival of Russell Westbrook and shedding of Chris Paul has given Houston a fresh look, and the Rockets are in the No. 3 spot of the West, winning six of their past seven games. Houston beat Golden State, 129-112, on Nov. 6, the only meeting between the two teams so far.Here is everything you need to know to watch Rockets vs. Warriors, including the tipoff time and TV channel for the Christmas Day game.What channel is Rockets vs. Warriors on today?TV channel: ABCLive stream: Watch ESPNRockets vs. Warriors will be broadcast live on ABC. Mark Jones and Hubie Brown are on the call with Israel Gutierrez reporting from the sideline.You can also live-stream the game via Watch ESPN or the Watch ESPN app.last_img read more