MATCH OF THE DAY: RNL against Veszprem!

first_imgRelated Items:ESZPREM, handball, RNL, Virag Farkas Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. France beat Norway with Pardin&Mahe in main role! ShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsOn Sunday will be played the derby of the group A in the EHF Champions League: Rhein-Neckar Löwen will host MKB-MVM Veszprém.The Germans prepared perfectly for this battle, because they could beat Flensburg away in Bundesliga and reached the 3rd position on the table. It was a big surprise, because Flensburg didn’t lose at home since the December of 2011. Veszprém can’t be so satisfied with their results, they lost their two preparing matches in Skopje against Vardar and Metalurg. But this week they had an easy win against Balatonfüred in the domestic championship (39-25). Iman Jamali won’t travel to Mannheim because of an injury. Patrik Ligetvári will replace him, who was chosen to the best youth player in Hungary in 2013.The two teams have played yet in the 2nd round of the group phrase. The Hungarians won with one goal in Veszprém Aréna in an exciting match.Who will be the winner? Let’s see on Sunday at 7 p.m.!TEXT: Virág Farkas ShareTweetShareShareEmail 1 Comment Handball in Germany is played by 750.000 people Pingback: Klibba.com » MATCH OF THE DAY: RNL against Veszprem! Veszprem wait clash with Zagreb, Davis: This is Champions League 1 Comment Recommended for youlast_img read more

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Broncos skipper says he will cherish this moment…

first_imgRugby League BY SIMON KESLEP The arrival reception of NRL team Brisbane Broncos at the Jacksons International Airport in Port Moresby yesterday will go down in the history books for skipper Alex Glen. Glen was appointed as team captain for tomorrow night’s trial game against Intrust Super Cup champions SP PNG Hunters at the Oil Search National Football Stadium. Glen admitted it was his first time coming to PNG and was surprised to see local Broncos fan holding placards stating ‘Alex Glen … Broncos Power’ and he admitted he will always cherish this moment. “It was a very proud moment to be honest,” said Glen. “To be recognised by a little fan over here in a country that is so passionate about rugby league and it was very humbling.” He said this will be something he will always cherish. “I got it on my phone video so I can show my family at home the support that I had over here and not just for myself but for the whole team,” said Glen. The moment they walked out of the arrival terminal, the local Broncos diehard fans were shouting Anthony Milford’s name. “When we walked out of the airport they were chanting Anthony Milford’s name and that gave me goosebumps and that’s the only things you see at celebrity level,” he said. He added it was crazy and a lot of the boys (Broncos players) will never forget the experience. “Majority of the boys I think it is their first time coming over here and its all an eye opener and the excitement’s real,” he said. Asked if he is looking forward to meet the local kid who printed the placard, Glen said he will go out and give him some of his broncos stuff just to show his appreciation. “I saw him (kid) while I was looking outside my hotel room so I was trying to make signs for him to wait for me because I will go out there and give him some of my Broncos stuff to show my appreciation to my fans over here,” said Glen.last_img read more

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Jalen Ramsey trade rumors: Raiders have ‘checked in’ with Jaguars about deal for cornerback

first_imgThe Raiders could be looking to upgrade their secondary. Oakland has “checked in with the Jaguars” about a potential deal for Jalen Ramsey, according to a report from The Athletic, which cites unidentified league sources.  Ramsey was originally selected by the Jaguars out of Florida State with the No. 5 pick in the 2016 draft. The two-time Pro Bowl player has recorded nine interceptions and 45 pass breakups in 50 career games. The Jaguars (0-2) will host the Titans (1-1) Thursday at 8:20 p.m. ET. The Mercury News also reported the Raiders had “looked into the possibility of acquiring” the 24-year-old cornerback, but “only coach Jon Gruden, general manager Mike Mayock and owner Mark Davis know the extent of their interest.”Ramsey was involved in a heated exchange with Jacksonville coach Doug Marrone on the sidelines during the team’s 13-12 loss to the Texans last weekend and requested a trade shortly after the incident.  Related News Jalen Ramsey almost got into it with his head coach. pic.twitter.com/zjk7vI2euT— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) September 15, 2019″I have nothing bad or negative to say about anyone in the building,” Ramsey said at a press conference Tuesday. “S— happens, it is what it is … I don’t want to speak on it or give too much detail. I will let God do his work.”Two teams reportedly have already offered Jacksonville a first-round pick in exchange for Ramsey. The Jaguars, however, are asking for two first-rounders, according to an earlier report from Sports Illustrated. Per rival clubs, the asking price for Jaguars CB Jalen Ramsey is two first-round picks.That’s a starting point. And added to what it’d cost to extend Ramsey, it’s a lot. But it’s not totally crazy, given what Seattle got for Frank Clark and Miami got for Laremy Tunsil.— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) September 17, 2019″I don’t want it to become a bigger thing around here,” Ramsey said about the trade request. “I’m chilling here. I’m trying to be a good teammate.”center_img Jalen Ramsey trade rumors: Chiefs are primary suitors; Jaguars seek two first-round picks Jaguars’ Jalen Ramsey to play against Titans, Doug Marrone sayslast_img read more

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Roma’s Zaniolo delighted after record-breaking CL show

first_imgRoma teenager Nicolo Zaniolo was over the moon after a record-breaking turn on Tuesday led his side to victory in their Champions League last-16 clash.Zaniolo, 19, is enjoying a breakout season in Serie A as he continues to impress up front for Eusebio Di Francesco’s team.And he was instrumental in a 2-1 victory over Porto’s in Tuesday’s first leg, swooping with two goals in six minutes past goalkeeping legend Iker Casillas. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! His double meant that Zaniolo became youngest Italian player ever to hit twice in a Champions League tie, a fact that left him elated after the final whistle.“It’s an incredible night, I am speechless and never would’ve expected such a thing,” he told Sky Sport Italia when questioned on his feat.Roma will nevertheless take nothing for granted at the halfway stage.Substitute Adrian Lopez kept the tie on a knife-edge with a late goal for Porto, which means a 1-0 victory would be sufficient in the return match to send the Portuguese team through on away goals.And Zaniolo admitted that he and his team-mates were annoyed at that slip having worked themselves into a commanding position.“However, we’ve got the second leg coming up, we shouldn’t have conceded the second goal and we’ve got to think as a unit,” he added.“We allowed Porto practically nothing, so we have to do the same in the second leg to qualify. I worked hard tonight, but I am very happy to do that for this team.“Celebrating under the curva is an extraordinary feeling, I can’t describe it. I hope to score many more goals under this curva.”Roma will travel to Oporto for the second leg on March 6 to defend their slender lead.The Italians are hoping to repeat their exploits of the 2017-18 Champions League, where they won through to the semi finals during a run that included a famous 3-0 win over Barcelona at the Stadio Olimpico.The fairytale eventually ended at the hands of Liverpool, who won through 7-6 on aggregate in 180 thrilling minutes of football to book a final clash with eventual champions Real Madrid.last_img read more

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Nigerian held for threatening and extorting another Nigerian

first_imgGreater Noida: A Nigerian national has been arrested by police for allegedly rioting and threatening another Nigerian in Alestonia Apartment in Surajpur area in Greater Noida. Police officials said that the accused, along with his five other Nigerian friends, barged into victim’s house on Wednesday night and tried to extort money from him. They also forced him to join their group or he has to face dire consequences, said police. According to police, the arrested accused has been identified as Onifransis, a resident of flat number k-1102 in Alestonia apartments. Cops added that the accused and his accomplices were all unemployed. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderAs per victim, a group of Nigerians living in neighbouring flat barged into his house around 12:05 am on Wednesday and started threatening him. They forced him to give money and join their group. When the victim denied, they threatened him with dire consequences and fled away. The victim then complained the matter to association of Nigerian nationals who intervened into the matter and an FIR was lodged. Ehis, the victim told Millennium Post that he started receiving calls from a few numbers and the accused persons threatened to kill him if he do not join their group and give them money. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchings”I have been receiving calls from a few unknown numbers by the group of Nigerian nationals who escaped from my house. They are threatening to kill me on phone or they want me to do what they want. I don’t have any relation with them or their group and I demand police safety” said Ehis. Meanwhile police said that the accused was arrested from his flat on Thursday while his other gang members are on run. “Victim has accused around six persons in his complaint, following which an FIR under IPC sections 147 (rioting), 386 (extortion), 452 (trespassing) and 507 (criminal intimidation). One accused has been arrested by police while efforts are being made to nab those who are absconding” said Munish Chauhan, Station House officer of Surajpur police station.last_img read more

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24 Mafiosi Arrested in FBI and Italian Police Joint Operation

first_imgBordeaux – Operation “New Bridge”, led by US and Italian authorities, broke up a new drug smuggling route which connected the ‘Ndrangheta and New York’s mafia.The FBI and Italian police have been working together for 2 years in a joint operation aiming at dismantling a transatlantic network between Italy, the US, Canada and Latin America. According to the Italian police spokesman, Raffaele Grassi, 24 mafiosi have been arrested on both side of the Atlantic. 17 members of the Calabrian mafia were captured in Italy, the FBI arrested 7 men from the Gambino and Bonnano crime families in New York, and two more are still being sought. U.S Attorney for the Eastern District of New York Loretta Lynch stated they face charges of “narcotics trafficking, money laundering and firearms offenses based, in part, on their participation in a transnational heroin and cocaine trafficking conspiracy.” 150 police officers in as many as 20 locations were involved in the Italian raids, mostly around Goia Tauro, one of the largest shipping ports in Europe through which the ‘Ndrangheta imports cocaine from Latin America. The Italian mafia and the Gambino family were planning on smuggling some 500 kg of pure cocaine from Guyana, hidden in canned fruit and provided by Latin American drug cartels. The street value of the drug was estimated at 750 million euros.The two-year investigation started in 2012 and involved undercover agents, the interception of emails and wire taps. In 2008, a previous operation named “Old Bridge” had exposed the ties between the Cosa Nostra in the US and its counterpart in Palermo, Sicily. This new alliances sheds light on the ‘Ndrangheta’s will to expand its influence abroad by creating a bridge with American mobsters who have close ties with Mexican drug cartels. Lynch stated the operation has “dealt a lasting blow to the ‘Ndrangheta’s efforts to gain foothold in New York”. © Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributedlast_img read more

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Spain Urged To Deepen Good Relations With Morocco: Report

first_imgMadrid- Spain must deepen its good ties with the Kingdom of Morocco, said Spanish royal institute ElCano. Spain must deepen its good relations with Morocco and at the same time get involved in improving ties with other Maghreb countries, says the institute in a report submitted last week in Madrid, in the presence of the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation José Manuel Garcia Margallo, the two former Spanish foreign ministers Marcelino Oreja and Javier Solana and the President of the Elcano Institute Emilio Lamo de Espinosa. In this document, the Spanish Institute focuses on the strategic importance for the foreign policy of Spain to maintain “good relations” with Morocco, given its strategic position and opportunities.  “Towards a strategic renovation of Spanish foreign policy,” the report of the El Cano Institute was elaborated by nearly 200 Spanish experts, researchers, high-ranking civil servants, representatives of multinationals, SMEs, NGOs, trade unionists, journalists, and MPs from all political partieslast_img read more

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Draymond Green Is Key For The Warriors In Game 7

Regular season1,06162.056.4+5.6 Source: NBA player tracking data Crunch time in Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals wasn’t subtle. The Oklahoma City Thunder lost the ability to run even basic basketball plays — they had six turnovers in the last five minutes, with four coming in a disastrous two-minute stretch — and Kevin Durant, who has played masterful defense all series, spent the final possessions looking like an overgrown Tim Thomas. Klay Thompson carried the Golden State Warriors with a record-setting 11-for-18 performance from three, and Stephen Curry registered enough of a pulse to get the Warriors over the final hump. But just as important to the Warriors’ Game 6 win as those runs of inept or brilliant play was Draymond Green’s return to form.The Warriors are solid favorites to win Game 7 tonight: -7 at the sports books, 70 percent to win by ESPN Stats & Info’s Basketball Power Index and 68 percent to win by our CARM-Elo forecast. Plenty of factors will go into tonight’s result, including the reemergence of Curry’s shot and handle and the sustained defense of both teams (the Warriors contested 56 of 58 field goal attempts by Durant and Russell Westbrook in Game 6 and forced each to shoot under 40 eFG%, according to player-tracking data). Curry also seemed to begin to solve Durant switching onto him in Game 6. But the Warriors need Green to play in Game 7 like the all-world playmaker of the regular season and Game 6.Green was lively on offense and forceful on defense in Game 6 in ways he wasn’t in Games 3 and 4, both won by the Thunder. He pressured the ball high and made crucial stops in the fourth quarter after the Warriors went to their “Lineup of Death” with about six and a half minutes remaining remaining. And throughout the game, he created shots for the Warriors at a rate and of a quality that was more like his regular season performance, when he was one of the best playmakers in the league.Using player-tracking data from the NBA, we can show Green’s ups and downs as a playmaker. Here’s the qSQ (shot quality expressed as the predicted effective field goal percentage of a shot, as determined by factors like defender location and where the shot came from) and qSI (how much better shooters did than the qSQ prediction) for Green’s passes to shooters in the regular season, and in the Western Conference finals so far. Games 1-44945.953.9-8.0 Draymond Green’s playmaking Game 61471.454.1+17.3 PASSES TO SHOOTEREFG%QSQQSI Game 5856.353.9+2.3 Green’s regular season numbers are outstanding — at +5.6, he ranked fourth in the NBA1Among players who passed to shooters at least 500 times. in qSI (meaning his teammates made shots he created for them more than player-tracking data expected), edging out both Russell Westbrook and Chris Paul (each at 5.2). High qSI numbers stem from having good teammates, but just as much, they come from providing value on shots that still escapes the scope of player-tracking data. Mike Conley, for instance, was No. 1 in the league (+6.7) before he went out to injury, and his Memphis Grizzlies are stocked with guys who couldn’t hit the ocean from an aircraft carrier.You can see in the numbers that Green’s passes weren’t very effective early in the series, but you could see this in the games just as easily, particularly in Games 3 and 4. Partly this was due to Durant playing suffocating defense, but Green wasn’t driving, rolling to the rim or putting pressure on the defense in any of the ways that he typically does. The shot difficulty numbers are broadly the same, but this is a place where the numbers don’t tell the whole story, with many of Green’s passes coming a little mistimed or just slightly out of rhythm. The result was a bunch of possessions that looked like this: Green came to life somewhat in Game 5, but in Game 6 he was outstanding. It’s tempting to look at that massive qSI number and assume that Thompson simply shot the Holy Ghost out of the ball, inflating Green’s numbers. That’s a little true — eight of the 14 shots Green created went to Thompson, who hit four, including three of his threes — but Green also created many of those with pressure and timing. In other words, this wasn’t simply the difference between shooters making and missing shots, but a fundamental change in the quality of the shots, even if player-tracking data doesn’t quite catch it.Consider the fast break in the video below, where Green drives into Durant’s chest before passing off to Andre Iguodala. On a similar play in Game 4 (in the above video), he passed off before putting his body on Durant, allowing KD to recover and break up the play. If Golden State gets more plays like these out of Green in Game 7, the Warriors will be that much closer to regaining their peak form, and likely on their way back to the NBA Finals. read more

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Urban Meyer pleased with Ohio States offensive growth

Ohio State (6-0, 2-0 Big Ten) scored so many points Saturday that coach Urban Meyer lost track. He came into the locker room after the game and, amid the victory celebration, had to ask the team how many points they ended up with. “(Meyer) didn’t even know what we put up. He was like, ‘How many points did we put up again?’” sophomore quarterback Braxton Miller said. The answer was 63 – nine touchdowns – against a Nebraska defense that coming into the game had given up an average of 21 points per game. It was the highest point outburst since OSU dropped 73 points against Eastern Michigan in 2010. Nebraska is no MAC team, though. Traditionally a defense-first squad, the Cornhuskers came into the game ranked as the No. 21 team in the country whose only loss came against a ranked UCLA team on the road. Meyer brushed off his forgetfulness after the game. “Braxton said that?” Meyer asked, laughing. “No comment. Just got caught up in the moment, caught up in the moment.” That moment might have been significant. With the win the Buckeyes moved up to No. 8 in the Associated Press poll and became the only remaining undefeated team in the Big Ten. The Buckeyes, which were seen by many as a team in the middle of a rebuilding process under a first-year coach, are now the team to beat in the Big Ten, as no other team is ranked in the conference. It’s a distinction that didn’t always seem likely. Meyer inherited a team that didn’t have the type of players to fit his typical spread offensive system, and many considered the Buckeyes at least a year away from being competitive on a national level. Despite winning its first four games, OSU – which was heavily favored – struggled at times against Central Florida, California and Alabama-Birmingham, causing concern from players and coaches. Every week during the three-game span, Meyer opened up his postgame press conference saying he was pleased with the win, and then delved into his team’s inadequacies and shortcomings. “It’s glaringly obvious we’ve got to get a lot better or we won’t win next week,” Meyer said after his team’s 29-15 win against UAB. But after beating Nebraska and Michigan State in consecutive weeks, the mood has changed. Meyer has given his team glowing reviews in each of the past two weeks and said the team – and especially the offense – is further along than he thought they’d be. “Being as honest as I can, they weren’t very good,” Meyer said Saturday. “They didn’t look the way we wanted them to look in January … And even early in the season I didn’t feel it. I didn’t feel us change the line of scrimmage against those early teams. I’m starting to feel us change the line of scrimmage … They’re changing the line of scrimmage against some very good defensive lines. The last two we played, those are very good defensive lines.” The last two wins have come in completely different fashions. Last week, in Meyer’s first Big Ten conference game against Michigan State, the Buckeyes won a physical, 17-16 game where points were scarce. Those hard-fought grind-it-out games are what the Big Ten is known for, but Meyer made it clear afterward that he’s not one to fit into stereotypes. “I like 70 (points) every once in a while,” Meyer said. They came close Saturday. After mounting just 17 yards in what Meyer said was a “train wreck” of a first quarter, the Buckeyes exploded for 482 yards of offense and 56 points in the next three quarters to win the game 63-38. Junior running back Carlos Hyde ran for 140 yards and four scores, and Miller broke his own single-game rushing record for a quarterback with 186 yards of his own. At the end of the day, OSU totaled 371 yards on the ground. “We’re kind of a pound-ya offense right now,” Meyer said. “I don’t mind that. I’ve not had a lot of those. But that’s a pound-ya offense.” The X’s and O’s are not what Meyer said is important, though. Meyer said this team has come together in a way he’s only seen six or seven times in his 26 years of coaching. That cohesiveness has changed big dreams into big expectations. “We’re trying to go 12-0, win every single game,” said redshirt sophomore cornerback Bradley Roby, who had two interceptions against Nebraska. “Trying to get that AP No. 1, go and win the national championship. That’s our goal.” OSU is slated to play Indiana next Saturday in Bloomington, Ind. at 8 p.m. read more

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This is a very important win Asamoah

first_imgFor Inter Milan’s Kwadwo Asamoah, the victory against Empoli today in the Italian Lega Serie A is key to the team’s objectivesInternazionale Milan defeated Empoli 1-0 today, to close 2018 in the Italian Lega Serie A.And for Kwadwo Asamoah, this triumph is very good for the team’s objective.“This is a very important win, winning games like this is always important for your league season,” he told the club’s official website.“It’s certainly a good thing to end the year with a win.”Romelu Lukaku, Inter MilanLukaku backed to beat Ronaldo in Serie A scoring charts Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Former Inter Milan star Andy van der Meyde is confident Romelu Lukaku will outscore Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s Serie A.“Keita’s goal? It’s worth a lot to us because it’s allowed us to pick up the three points. He’s starting to play at his peak levels,” he added.“My first few months at Inter? They’ve been intense and emotional, and in the next six months we have to improve even more: I’m convinced that we can do even better than what we’re doing.”“The best moment so far? I think the win at home against Tottenham – Vecino’s goal was a very emotional moment,” he explained.“We want to achieve important objectives next year. It’s difficult to make promises in football, but we’ll give everything in terms of commitment. I would like to wish all Inter fans a great 2019.”last_img read more

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