Giroud, Alonso back in favour as Chelsea sink Spurs

first_imgWith Tammy Abraham only fit enough to make the bench, Giroud started for the first time since November and the France striker’s fine finish opened the scoring in the first half.The 33-year-old could have joined Tottenham had Chelsea signed a forward in January, but instead he netted his first club goal since August and his first in the Premier League since April.Alonso, 29, maintained the theme of exiles getting back in favour as the left-back struck in the second half of his first league start since Chelsea’s win at Tottenham in December.Antonio Rudiger’s own goal came too late to ruin Chelsea’s first win in five league games, moving them four points clear of fifth placed Tottenham in the race to qualify for the Champions League. Olivier Giroud and Marcos Alonso came in from the cold to inspire Chelsea’s 2-1 win against Tottenham as the Blues cemented their grip on fourth place in the Premier League on Saturday.Giroud and Alonso had been reduced to fringe figures in Frank Lampard’s first season as Chelsea manager.But Lampard restored both veterans to the team at Stamford Bridge in a gamble that paid rich dividends. Ending Tottenham’s three-game winning streak in the league was the perfect response to Monday’s home defeat against Manchester United.It was no more than they deserved after a vibrant performance that finally answered Lampard’s call for a killer instinct in the final third.Tottenham have now won just once in their last 34 visits to Stamford Bridge, making it a painful return for their former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho, who was beaten by Lampard for the second time this term.Mourinho had ramped up the mind games on Friday when he claimed to know Lampard was planning to use the same five-man defence that helped the Blues win at Tottenham earlier this season.Mourinho was spot on, with Lampard making four changes in a return to the system he predicted, but he could not come up with an effective solution.Lucas Moura and Steven Bergwijn, more often used as wingers, led a makeshift Tottenham attack in the absence of Harry Kane, Son Heung-min and Dele Alli, who was dropped after reacting angrily to his substitution in the midweek defeat against Leipzig.Chelsea, pressing hard from the start, were always on top and when Alonso’s superb pass picked out Mason Mount, the young midfielder’s shot was pushed away by Hugo Lloris.- Toothless Tottenham -It was a warning Tottenham failed to heed and Giroud put Chelsea in front in the 15th minute.Giroud had looked impressive in his substitute appearance against United.And his physical style and clever movement were crucial to the goal as he held off Toby Alderweireld to reach Jorginho’s pass for a shot that Lloris saved with his foot.The rebound fell to Ross Barkley but his scuffed effort in the post and cannoned back to Giroud, who lashed a blistering strike past Lloris at his near post.Willy Caballero almost gifted Tottenham a goal out of nothing before the break.Needlessly rushing off his line, Caballero completely missed the ball and Tottenham defender Japhet Tanganga prodded just wide.Mourinho had been scribbling away in his notebook before the interval, but there was no discernable change in Tottenham’s toothless display as Alonso increased Chelsea’s lead in the 48th minute.Giroud guided the ball into Mount’s path and he worked it to Barkley on the edge of the Tottenham area.With the visitors backing off, Barkley picked out Alonso, who blasted into the far corner from 20 yards.It could have been worse for Tottenham as Giovani Lo Celso was fortunate to escape a red card when he stamped on Cesar Azpilicueta.Chelsea should have won by more and Alonso’s free-kick hit the bar before Rudiger deflected Erik Lamela’s shot into his own net in the 89th minute.center_img Topics :last_img read more

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Indonesia reports highest daily rise in COVID-19 cases for second time in a week

first_img“We are grateful that the predictions saying COVID-19 cases in Indonesia will grow exponentially is not happening. Our average number of cases is still low [and] the highest number of confirmed daily cases is still lower than 500,” Muhadjir told journalists on Friday.Other officials, including national COVID-19 task force head Doni Monardo, had also claimed that the number of confirmed cases had been “flattening and going down”.The government has also been mulling over plans to ease large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) in several regions, announcing this week that it would grant exemptions to travel restrictions.Read also: Easing restrictions? Not so fast, experts sayExperts have warned that the fight against COVID-19 was far from over, as the delayed results of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests and the nation’s low testing capacity have made it difficult to capture the true scale of the epidemic.As of Saturday, Indonesia has conducted 143,781 PCR tests across the country — a rate of about 526 tests per 1 million people. Meanwhile, neighboring countries Singapore and Malaysia have conducted more than 30,000 and 7,500 tests per 1 million people, respectively. Topics : The Health Ministry reported its biggest one-day rise in the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases as it confirmed 533 new cases on Saturday.This occurred just days after the first highest daily rise on Tuesday when health authorities recorded 484 new COVID-19 cases in a day despite the government’s earlier statement that the curve was flattening.As of Saturday, there are 13,645 confirmed cases across the country, with 959 fatalities and 2,607 recoveries. The ministry’s disease control and prevention director-general, Achmad Yurianto, did not elaborate on the increase at his daily press briefing. However, he asserted that the public should be disciplined in implementing physical distancing measures.“This illustrates our discipline in obeying health protocols as part of [the government’s] efforts fighting the COVID-19 outbreak,” Yurianto said on Saturday.The spike in cases came one day after Coordinating Human Development and Culture Minister Muhadjir Effendy said he was grateful the country did not meet experts’ predictions that the number of COVID-19 cases would grow exponentially.last_img read more

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Mesut Ozil confirms his wife and Sead Kolasinac are ‘doing well’ after carjack attack

first_imgSead Kolasinac fought off the attackers (Picture: Twitter)And Ozil has spoken out for the first time to confirm that nobody was harmed in the attack and to thank those that have sent messages..@seadk6, my wife Amine and me are doing well again after yesterday’s incident in London. Thanks for all your supporting messages guys. 🙏🏼❤ #M1Ö pic.twitter.com/ffu48rS9AY— Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) July 26, 2019 Mesut Ozil confirms his wife and Sead Kolasinac are ‘doing well’ after carjack attack Sean KearnsFriday 26 Jul 2019 9:43 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link572Shares AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Sead, my wife Amine and me are doing well again after yesterday’s incident in London,’ tweeted Ozil.‘Thanks for all your supporting messages guys. 🙏🏼❤ #M1Ö’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Advertisementcenter_img Comment Mesut Ozil was shaken after the incident (Picture: Getty)Arsenal star Mesut Ozil has broken his silence following a carjacking incident in north London yesterday involving his wife and team-mate Sead Kolasinac.The German midfielder was driving through Golders Green when the trio in the car were targeted by a pair of knife-wielding attackers.Kolasinac bravely fought off the pair, allowing Ozil to flee with his partner to take safety in a nearby restaurant.The Bosnian has been hailed for his actions during the attack and he ensured that nobody was harmed during the worrying incident.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisementlast_img read more

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Herb Wilhelmy

first_imgHerbert John Wilhelmy, of Sunman, was born on June 27, 1928 in Cincinnati, Ohio, the son of Harry and Carrie EtzKorn Wilhelmy.  He retired from construction, having worked for Flannery and Esz Construction of Williamsburg, Ohio.  Herb was well known as the “Chicken Man” at the local auctions where he often sold livestock, and he enjoyed fishing and visiting flea markets.  On Monday, October 16, 2017, at the age of 89, he passed away at Arbor Grove in Greensburg.     Cremation was chosen by the family, and a visitation will be held on Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 1 until 3 p.m. at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 929 Main Street, Brookville.  Memorial contributions can be directed to the family to assist with expenses.  To sign the online guestbook or to leave a personal condolence, please visit www.cookrosenberger.com.  The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of Herb Wilhelmy.center_img Those surviving who will cherish Herb’s memory include nieces, nephews, and many friends.  Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by 8 brothers and sisters.  last_img read more

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Northampton draw Leinster in cup

first_img Saracens will face four-time Heineken Cup winners Toulouse, Connacht and Italian side Zebre in Pool three, while Aviva Premiership champions Leicester appear to have been given a favourable draw against Ulster, Montpellier and Treviso. Clermont, who topped the French championship at the end of the normal season and were runners-up to Toulon in last season’s competition, will meet Harlequins, Scarlets and Racing Metro in the only pool with two French teams. Meanwhile, in Pool 6, two-time champions Munster will face Perpignan, who return to the premier European competition after a two-year absence, Edinburgh and Gloucester. Northampton, who lost out to Leinster in the 2011 final at Cardiff, have also drawn French Top 14 champions Castres and RaboDirect PRO12 side Ospreys in what looks to be the toughest pool. Reigning champions Toulon will face sides from England, Scotland and Wales as they must overcome Cardiff Blues, Glasgow and Exeter if they are to advance from Pool 2 as they bid to retain their title. Northampton will face reigning Amlin Challenge Cup champions and three-time European champions Leinster in the pool stages of next season’s Heineken Cup.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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Syracuse women’s rowing to face No. 1 Yale on Onondaga Lake

first_imgThe Syracuse women’s rowing team returns to the water Friday against Cornell and No. 1 Yale, in an annual battle for the Cayuga Cup. This year’s contest returns to James A. Ten Eyck Boathouse, located at Onondaga Lake Outlet in Longbranch Park.The crew will carry over momentum from last week’s success at No. 20 Boston University into tonight’s races. Last week, the Orange made its season debut by winning four of six races against BU. The rowers of the novice four boat, which consisted of freshmen Tija Bross, Victoria DiNapoli, Calli Giannopoulus, Emma Karpowicz and Anna Stolzenburg, earned the first-ever Big East Crew of the Week Award for its success.Head coach Kris Sanford is hopeful that with each victory her young team notches, the more confidence it will build.‘A win versus Cornell would be a huge confidence boost for our team,’ Sanford said. ‘If you look at Cornell, they are a very solid team, and comparable to us. It is always a dogfight between us and them.’The Orange’s Varsity Eight boat will look to start out strong and stay even with Cornell and Yale, especially through the first 1,000 meters of the race. However, the challenge that could possibly await SU might come in the third 500 meters, where the team struggled last week.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAfter opening up a solid lead on the Terriers, the Orange could not hold on, as BU out-maneuvered it to pull ahead. Syracuse was not able to overcome the blow late in the race. Staying strong and out-shifting its opponents will be one the Orange’s main objectives against the two Ivy League teams.‘We did not respond to the BU crew that came through us in the third 500 meters,’ Sanford said. ‘We needed to counter them. In practice this week, we worked on making shifts and counter moves.’Countering and shifting is not the only thing on the minds of the rowers and coaches this week. Last week’s average of 33 to 34 strokes per minute was below where the Orange wants to be.Senior coxswain Kate Todd said the team needs pick up its speed if it wants to have a shot at beating the Big Red and the Bulldogs.‘Unity is essential,’ Todd said. ‘You are pulling for the person behind you and in front of you. And everything starts with short strokes. Ideally, we would like to get up on Cornell and then creep up on Yale, but we are going to need more speed in the boat through 2,000 meters.’However, Sanford sees it slightly differently. Although understanding that speed is necessary, the head coach realizes that it is still early in the season and that SU just needs to begin to improve.It is still only the second race of the season, and Sanford recognizes the meaning of that.‘This early on in the season, sure, the outcome is important, because we are all competitors and we all want to win,’ Sanford said. ‘But speed at the beginning of the season is very different from speed at the end of season. As a coach, I am always watching and addressing weaknesses that we have. I want us to go as fast as our potential will allow us to.’There may be a lot left in the season, but opportunities to race the best team in the country do not come every day. ‘Anytime you have the opportunity to race with the No. 1 crew in the country, it is a golden opportunity to learn something,’ Sanford said. ‘We have nothing to lose, so we are going to throw everything we have at (Yale), and Cornell as well. We want to improve on race strategy from last week.’dfbaer@syr.edu Published on April 1, 2009 at 12:00 pm Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Dickie V.’s in town, baby!

first_imgIf you were to pick one person as the face of college basketball, who would it be?John Wooden? The legendary UCLA head coach led the Bruins to 10 national championships, including seven in a row. Yet, he’s still not the man.Dean Smith? He currently holds the record for most victories by a Division I head coach after 36 years of leading the North Carolina Tar Heels, including two national titles. However, he is also not college basketball’s No. 1 idol.Bobby Knight? “The General” needs just three more wins to surpass Smith on the all-time list so he may soon embody college basketball, but not quite yet.The answer is none other than Dickie V., baby!Sure, Vitale didn’t make his mark on the game as a player or coach, but for the past 27 years he has provided some of the most entertaining analysis when it comes to college basketball.It all started with a Badger basketball game as Vitale called ESPN’s first NCAA basketball broadcast on Dec. 5, 1979, when Wisconsin played at DePaul. Since then, Dickie V.’s gone on to call a thousand or so games and has created some of the most memorable catch phrases, half of which end in “baby!”Awesome, baby!Get a TO, baby!He’s a PTP’er!There’s an M&M’er!That kid’s a Rolls Roycer!He’s a Surf and Turfer, baby!It’s Maalox Time!He’s playing like Mr. Pac-Man, baby!Eat a Wilson Sandwich, baby!Slam-jam, baby!I don’t even know what half of them mean, but I still love the guy.Even if you find Dickie V. annoying and obnoxious, you can’t deny the passion and attention he brings to the game.This Saturday, Vitale will bring all of his catchphrases and his love for the game to the Kohl Center as No. 7 Wisconsin hosts No. 2 Pittsburgh, making it just that much better of a game to either attend or watch on TV.The last time Dickie V. was in town, the Badgers were deadlocked in a huge regular season game against the top-ranked Illinois Illini two years ago. Vitale went nuts, jumping in the Grateful Red section while yelling his head off as usual.This year, Wisconsin’s basketball team will be in just as big of a game. While it may not have the same implications as the Illinois game did, it will be rather telling of where the Badgers stand before the Big Ten season gets underway.Win or lose, though, you know it’s going to be an exciting game — just because of Dickie V. Just imagine the commentary he’s going to provide:Alando Tucker with the dipsy-doo dunkeroo!Jason Bohannon for three! There’s the Badgers’ diaper dandy, baby!Look at the polar bear, Brian Butch — he’s an all-Windex performer, baby!Vitale may be a goofball, but he’s never, ever boring.But while Dickie V. is primarily known for his broadcasting, his accomplishments on the court shouldn’t be overlooked — even though they undoubtedly are.Vitale’s roots in the game of basketball go way back. After college, he worked his way up through the high school ranks. Vitale coached East Rutherford (N.J.) High School to two consecutive state championships before earning an assistant job at Rutgers in 1970.After three years of helping out the Scarlet Knights, Vitale soon landed a head coaching job for Detroit in ’73. In the motor city, Dickie V. compiled an impressive winning percentage of .722 (78-30) before moving his way up to coaching Detroit’s professional team, the Pistons.Not surprising, Vitale and the professional game just didn’t mix. Considering his love and passion for the college game, it comes as a shock to see he even coached at the professional level.Vitale’s tenure in the NBA didn’t last long, but it turned out to be for the best. Right after the Pistons fired him following a 30-52 record in the 1978-79 season and a 4-8 start to the 1979-80 season, ESPN snatched him up to do color commentating for college basketball.The rest is history.If anybody defines college basketball, it’d be Dickie V. I mean, he’s not called “Mr. College Basketball” for nothing, baby!Michael is a senior double-majoring in journalism and communication arts. Send your favorite Dickie V. line to him at mpoppy@badgerherald.comlast_img read more

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Vote for your favorite Syracuse sports moments of 2012

first_imgSyracuse football put together a miraculous last-minute drive to upset Missouri and clinch bowl eligibility. Syracuse men’s basketball got off to its best start to a season in program history. The women’s lacrosse reached the national championship game for the first time in school history.Which was your favorite moment?Over the next week, The Daily Orange sports staff wants your input on what the top 10 stories are from the 2012 year in sports at Syracuse University. Rank them online, and look out for the overall results in the final print edition of the semester on Dec. 6. We will rank our top 10 and see how they differ from the reader consensus. Comments Published on December 3, 2012 at 3:01 am Facebook Twitter Google+last_img

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Oskar Mühlbach chosen as Raketech CEO

first_img StumbleUpon Online affiliate and content marketing provider Raketech has named its chief operating officer Oskar Mühlbach as the new President and CEO, taking over from Michael Holmberg with immediate effect.Mühlbach has played a pivotal role in developing the company’s strategy for future expansion. Prior to his time with Raketech, Mühlbach held a three year tenure at Mr Green, having served as COO before taking up the role of chief ventures officer.Christian Lundberg, Chairman of the Board, celebrated the new appointment: “Oskar has a clear vision of how Raketech will develop towards becoming a global partner to players in the iGaming industry.“With his excellent skills in the company’s core business, I am confident that we will ensure the right balance between organic development and expansion. As we now enter a new phase in the company’s development, I am convinced that he is the right person to execute on our strategy and to lead the company through the challenges that we and the entire industry experienced in 2019.“Michael Holmberg has been a driving force in the transformation of a young and fast-growing company into one of the market’s leading players in affiliate marketing. He has also been a leader in the process of preparing and taking the company public on Nasdaq First North Premier Growth Market. I am very grateful for his efforts and wish Michael the best of luck in his future career,” concluded Christian Lundberg. Submit Raketech names Karlsten as new COO May 27, 2020 Raketech boosts global network with Lead Republik acquisition March 11, 2020 Related Articles Share Share ‘Volatile’ Swedish regulations see Raketech grow global focus August 19, 2020last_img read more

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Bonsignore: Kobe Bryant career arc runs gamut of emotions

first_imgThe Kobe Bryant transition from that feared, steely-eyed assassin we all remember for most of his career to the approachable, vulnerable, human version we see now isn’t really the overnight phenomena we might think.For me, the changeover began two years ago in, of all places, Santa Barbara.But more on that in a bit. As we watch the final act of one of the most brilliant sports careers play out in mutual smiles and hugs and embraces and adoration and respect and love, the dichotomy is as shocking as it is welcoming. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error This wasn’t a close-to-finished 20-something-year-old college prospect. It was a talented but raw teenager who literally grew up before our very eyes.And as the next 20 years unfolded, he amazed us, angered us, provided unparalleled joy and a fair share of frustration.He made us smile, but also grimace.We lifted him in celebration, but we sometimes had to apologize for him.He earned our respect, but he tested our patience.He was supremely talented, committed and driven. But he was also unbending, relentless and unrepentant.In the 30 or so years I’ve observed Los Angeles sports, I can’t think of an athlete who tapped into every one of our emotions as completely and deeply as Kobe Bryant.Sometimes in the course of a 48-minute basketball game.And it wasn’t exclusive to his fans or haters.Kobe inspired teammates and coaches, but also challenged them. He was blunt, demanding and drove a hard bargain with anyone who dared coach him or play with him. Some people reacted better than others to it. And for every player who accepted the challenge of playing with Kobe, there were two others who avoided it.It was part of what made him one of the greatest to play the game.But also why he was never truly loved like some of the greats who came before him.Magic drove a stake in your heart with a smile, then offered a hand to lift you back up.Kobe took pleasure in your demise, and his role in crafting it.It was easy to love him.But almost as difficult not to hate him.As we’ve witnessed over the course of Kobe’s final act this year, the unyielding Kobe has given way to a likable, endearing one.Like an old-time gunslinger who retired his six-shooter for a peaceful life of leisure, Kobe now leans back on a chair on his porch with a welcoming smile.And as the fear for him dissipates, the respect and admiration grows. Fans and opponents are no longer apprehensive about showering him with it, and he seems genuinely pleased to receive it.Arc complete.But this is no overnight phenomenon.A couple years ago, I went up to Santa Barbara to talk to Kobe at his annual youth basketball camp. It was the eve of free agency, and the Lakers were in desperate need of reinforcements to help Kobe maximize the final years of his career.I fully expected a snarling Kobe demanding Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchack and team president Jim Buss bring in help. And if not, there would be hell to pay.Instead, I found a Kobe almost resigned to the fact the necessary improvements would not be coming. And one who seemed OK his last two years wouldn’t be chasing championships, but trying to mentor young players to help point the Lakers back in the right direction.There was no blame, no anger to be found.If they signed an impact player, great. If not, that’s OK too.“It won’t be for a lack of effort.” he said, promising he was on board with whatever the Lakers managed.A younger Bryant would have had a different outlook.But with age and maturity and five championship and an unquestioned legacy as one of the greats in the game firmly in place — not to mention a body that was breaking down — Bryant was beginning to see things differently.It’s refreshing, actually, to see the transformation.As it is now, with fans and opponents no longer apprehensive about showering Kobe with love.And Kobe absolutely loving every minute of it.center_img Even in his own city, the balance between love and hate and understanding and misunderstanding teetered remarkably equally for an iconic player who delivered five championships to a treasured Los Angeles franchise and never once approached his craft without the preparation, mindset, willingness and skill to be the best player of all time.To say nothing of the fans in other cities, for whom ripping out their hearts was a particular pleasure for Kobe. The hate for him was particularly fierce as a result, although you always got the feeling Kobe reveled in it.So, to see the outpour of love this year as Kobe bids farewell, and the utter enjoyment he derives from it, is a bit of a jolt to our senses.A beautiful, unexpected, almost unfathomable one at that. What we are witnessing is the completion of a life arc. Kobe arrived in Los Angeles in 1996 a 17-year-old kid and is leaving as he approaches middle age.last_img read more

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