first_imgRead Also:South Korean court orders compensation for Ronaldo no-show“Dad scored in the Champions League final and he won it, I want them to take the same picture when I win it.“With which shirt? I hope I will wear the Roma shirt, but I can’t read the future. It’s all to be written.”Roma are due back in Serie A action at home to Bologna on Friday, before focus shifts to a huge meeting with top-four rivals Atalanta on February 15.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Kluivert completed a move to Roma from Ajax in 2018, having risen through the ranks as a youngster at the Johan Cruyff ArenA. The 20-year-old racked up 35 five appearances for the Giallarossi during in his first full season at the club, and he continued to play a key role for the team at the start of the 2019-20 campaign.The Dutchman’s progress was stalled by an injury suffered at the start of December, but he returned to Paulo Fonseca’s line up towards the end of January.Kluivert has scored three goals in 15 Serie A outings for Roma this season, and he will be hoping to help the club secure a return to the Champions League come May.The former Ajax prospect is the son of legendary former Netherlands striker Patrick Kluivert, who he has always looked up to as a source of inspiration.Kluivert Sr enjoyed an illustrious career at both club and international level spanning 14 years, which he began at Ajax before taking in spells at Barcelona, AC Milan and Newcastle.His son also looks up to Ronaldo, due to the example he continues to set his peers on and off the pitch while on the books of Juventus.“For what he is on and off the pitch, my idol is Cristiano Ronaldo,” Kluivert told DAZN. “I’ve admired him since I was a child and I still follow him, but I don’t have a photo with him.”The winger added on his dream debut for Roma and having to adjust his playing style after arriving in Italy: “I like to dribble and overcome four or five players, but it’s not that easy anymore. I don’t always succeed, but this is my idea to be successful.“In the first match against Torino, my debut with Roma that I will never forget, I served an assist to [Edin] Dzeko, which was a dream. It was wonderful to be immediately decisive at a new club.”Kluivert is eager to follow in his father’s footsteps and win the Champions League, after working hard on improving the defensive side of his game over the last couple of years.“When I arrived in Rome I was terrible in the defensive phase and in Italy, if you don’t play for the others you don’t go on the field,” he said.“I focused a lot on this, I had a lot of problems in that phase. You have to prove that you are up to it when you have the ball and when you don’t have it. Promoted Content8 Things You Didn’t Know About Coffee5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoTop Tastiest Foods From All Over The WorldArchaeologists Still Have No Explanation For These DiscoveriesWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?20 Facts That’ll Change Your Perception Of “The Big Bang Theory”Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?We’re Getting More Game Of Thrones: Enter House Of The Dragon!Some Impressive And Almost Shocking Robots That ExistBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them12 Actors Who Always Play Bad Characterscenter_img Roma starlet Justin Kluivert has named Cristiano Ronaldo as his “idol”, while opening up on his time in Serie A at Stadio Olimpico.Advertisement Loading… last_img read more

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first_imgBatesville, In. — Three Franklin County residents are facing felony drug charges following a traffic stop on I-74 over the weekend.On Saturday Batesville police attempted to stop a car driven by Anthony Moore, 44, near the Franklin/Decatur County line. Moore slowed but did not come to a complete stop until an Indiana State Police trooper “boxed” him in and forced him to stop.During the investigation, police determined Moore was wanted on a felony warrant and a police canine alerted to the presence of methamphetamine. During a search officers found a bag containing 44.7 grams of methamphetamine.Following the discovery, Moore, Wilhelmina McDaniel, 44, and James Rose, 47, were all arrested for felony possession with intent to deliver and dealing in methamphetamine. A Level 2 Felony conviction in Indiana is punishable by 10 to 30 years in prison.last_img read more

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first_imgJose Mourinho said he has no interest in winning the “Fair Play Cup” and was pleased to see Hugo Lloris and Son Heung-min clash at half-time of the 1-0 win over Everton. Spurs captain Lloris and the South Korean were involved in a heated exchange on the way to the tunnel, which involved pushing and shoving, and had to be separated by team-mates. France goalkeeper Lloris appeared angry at Son’s perceived lack of effort, but they soon made up and were hugging on the pitch at the end of the game, celebrating three points that came courtesy of Michael Keane’s first-half own-goal. Mourinho said the spat should have taken place in the dressing room rather than on the pitch, but that is where his disapproval ended. “A team of good boys, a team of nice boys, the only thing they can win at the end of the season is the Fair Play Cup. Something I have never won and have no interest in winning that,” he said. “You have to have a certain characteristics. I don’t like a team without communication in a critical way. “What happened should not happen on the pitch, it should happen inside the dressing room, but I promise you my winning teams we had big fights, big fights in the team. “When I was arriving [in the dressing room] I saw the back of it, everything was over and they were hugging each other. In the last minute of the first half it ended with a Richarlison shot, Hugo thought that in that minute of the game attacking players should do a little bit more. “Hugo was arguing with Son and Son with him, I wanted to make sure the players understood I was happy with that. “When I told them that I think they realised that nothing was wrong.” Lloris also played down the incident, saying that the disagreement is part of football. He told Sky Sports: “It just belongs to the changing room. Outside you can say whatever you want. What happened is just part of football sometimes. “There is no problem at all, you could see after the game we were fine. I think to concede a chance a few seconds before half-time because we didn’t make a press annoyed me but yeah, that’s football.” That drama was the main talking point of an insipid game, settled by Keane’s first-half own goal. The win reignites Spurs’ European hopes as they move back into eighth ahead of a midweek round of Premier League fixtures. Everton never really threatened and only forced Lloris into routine saves in a defeat which damages their own European ambitions. They are four points behind Spurs in eighth, which could be enough to qualify for the Europa League, but boss Carlo Ancelotti has not given up hope. “It is more difficult but we are still there,” he said. “In five games we have three home games and two away, we have to fight until the end. read also:Premier League: Mourinho bites back at Arsenal jibe “We have less possibility after this defeat but nothing is lost. We have to keep the fighting spirit until the end. We have to be focused on the next game and focus on three points. “Where we lost the game was on the fight in the middle of the pitch. We lost a lot of second balls and we were not in total control of the game. “We competed until the end, we didn’t concede a lot of opportunities, but we didn’t have a lot of chances.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… center_img Promoted ContentWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A Vegan7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeTV Characters Who Hated Each Other But Later Became Friends10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your Mind6 Stunning Bridges You’ll Want To See With Your Own Eyeslast_img read more

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first_img read also:New agent in contact with Liverpool, Man Utd as Osimhen’s €81m move gets messy However, LOSC have accepted Osimhen will leave this summer, with director Marc Ingla admitting: “We are in the last stage. The player has made his choice. It is a regret to see him leave but we must be aware of the strength of the market.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… New agent of Lille striker, Victor Osimhen, has requested more time for the Nigeria international to make a decision over his next move. Osimhen was expected to accept an offer from Napoli this week, but intervention by Tottenham and late approaches from Liverpool and Manchester United have changed the player’s thinking, reports Sportitalia. As such, his agent has told all interested clubs his client needs more time to consider his options.Advertisementcenter_img Promoted ContentWhy Do So Many Digital Assistants Have Feminine Names & Voices?Is This The Most Delicious Food In The World?Fantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread ArtWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?A Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hoot6 Best Supercars In Movies You’ll Dream To Drive At Least Once18 Beautiful Cities That Are Tourist MagnetsWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Awesome But Ridiculously Expensive Things Bought By Keanu Reeveslast_img read more

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first_imgBy Lonnie WheatleyDODGE CITY, Kan. (May 10) – Jesse Smith snared his first career IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified feature win Saturday at Dodge City Raceway Park.Smith battled past defending track champion Austin Allen on the second lap and led the rest of the way in the 25-lapper. “I’ve been trying to win one of these here for ten years now,” the happy victor exclaimed in victory lane.While Smith started the feature from the pole position, Allen led the opening round from the second row outside only to have Smith battle back into the lead the next time and stretch out a comfortable advantage until the race’s only caution with just five laps to go closed Allen back up to his rear bumper.Allen challenged Smith for the point with the duo battling side-by-side for two laps before Smith reestablished command for keeps. Smith took the checkered flag ahead of Allen, who held of ninth-starter Scott Drake for runner-up honors. Josh Appel topped the IMCA SportMods while Perry Misner was victorious again in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars. Jarett Lunow was best in the Hornets. Zac Taylor kicked off the United Rebel Sprint Series season by taking his third career victory after the apparent winner came in five pounds light.last_img read more

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first_imgBROOKVILLE, Ind. – An 80-year-old man who passed away while under doctors care in Ohio is possibly the second COVID-19 related death from Franklin County, according to health officials.The identity of the man has not been released as officials said he had been in the Ohio hospital since March 20th.Franklin County also reported receiving three additional positive test results Friday bringing the total number to 23 cases. Four other people received negative test results.  Officials also announced that 10 citizens have been released from in-home quarantine in accordance with state health and CDC guidelines. The best ways to protect yourself are to wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, avoid touching your face with unwashed hands, avoid close contact with people who are sick, stay home when you’re sick, cover your cough or sneeze and clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.last_img read more

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first_imgRelatedPosts Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ David Silva recovers from COVID-19 Spurs to face Bulgarian minnows in Europa League opener Bukayo Saka provided the inspiration as Arsenal fought back from two goals down to earn a 2-2 draw at Standard Liege and qualify for the Europa League knockout stage.For some time, the Gunners looked to have been slipping down to second place in Group F but a point, coupled with Eintracht Frankfurt’s home defeat to Vitoria, meant they avoided the likes of Ajax and Inter Milan in the last-32 draw on Monday.Samuel Bastien and Selim Amallah both scored from deflected second-half efforts for the Belgian side, only for Saka to cross for Alexandre Lacazette to head in before netting the equaliser himself.It remains to be seen if interim head coach Freddie Ljungberg will be in charge when the competition returns in the new year, but his decision to make nine changes this time out looked like it could have backfired at stages.Lacazette looked leggy as he returned to captain the visitors, who ended a nine-match winless run at West Ham on Monday before returning to the habit here.The defence is something that clearly needs addressing as Arsenal once again failed to keep a clean sheet, extending that particular streak to 13 matches and equalling the worst run of Arsene Wenger’s reign.Arsenal were guilty of misplaced passes on numerous occasions in the opening exchanges, with Konstantinos Mavropanos – making his first appearance since May – lucky to not gift Standard the lead as he gave the ball straight to Mehdi Carcela on the edge of his own box, only for the winger to shoot at Emiliano Martinez.At least Ljungberg’s attacking talent seemed up for the task at hand, Emile Smith Rowe heavily involved early on and testing Arnaud Bodart in the Liege goal with a low strike.Most of the play in the remainder of the first half was as poor as the surface underneath the feet of the players. Saka had a half-chance turned behind for a corner from an acute angle by Bodart.The 18-year-old, operating at left wing-back, then arrowed a shot just over as Ljungberg’s side pushed for an opener, with Reiss Nelson’s close-range header on the stroke of half-time the closest they came to doing so.It was the hosts who hit the front, taking the lead less than two minutes after the restart as Bastien’s tame shot took a huge deflection off Sokratis Papastathopoulos to wrong-foot Martinez and creep over the line.The second goal followed in the 68th minute, Amallah this time seeing his shot hit David Luiz to beat Martinez and nestle in the corner of his goal.Ljungberg turned to Gabriel Martinelli in the hope of adding some flair to a toothless attacking display, with Luiz sending a free-kick over the crossbar in a rare chance on goal.They reduced the arrears soon after as Lacazette finally got on the scoresheet as he did well to head home Saka’s fine cross.Saka then got himself a goal, cutting inside and bending home past Bodart, who will feel he should have done better.But it was some distance away in Germany where two late Vitoria goals determined that Arsenal held on to advance as group winners. Tags: Arsenal FCEuropa LeagueStandard Liegelast_img read more

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first_imgArsene Wenger knows his Arsenal side now must be patient and that two wins from the final two games of the Barclays Premier League season is the minimum requirement in their quest to qualify for the Champions League. By the time Wenger’s team next take to the field – against Wigan on Tuesday week – their London rivals will have each played a game more and may be in significantly stronger positions in the all-London top-four fight heading into the final day of the season. Arsenal last lost to Tottenham on March 3 and took their unbeaten run to eight games with victory at QPR, secured by Theo Walcott’s fastest goal of the Premier League season after 20 seconds. And Wenger said: “It’s very tight and it’s down to the team who makes no mistake.” He added: “I love it because it’s a lot of tension and very exciting. It’s demanding as well, because it’s not easy. We definitely have momentum, if you look at the points we have made compared to two months ago. We are going for it. “Away from home recently, we’ve won everywhere – at Fulham, at Sunderland, at Swansea and at QPR. It was a derby which was difficult to win.” Chelsea’s clash with Spurs at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday could go some way to deciding the Gunners’ Champions League fate. “Of course I want a result that goes for us, but again, it’s not because I wish something that you will get the result,” Wenger added. “A long time ago we focused on us getting the maximum points. “We have nearly done that because we dropped two points against Everton and two points against Man United (both home draws). Apart from that, we’ve won every single game (since that defeat to Spurs in early March) and we have to continue to do that.” Walcott took his tally to 20 goals for the season for the first time with his strike in the opening attack of the match at Loftus Road. Wenger cannot recall as swift a goal for his side – it was Arsenal’s quickest in the top flight, surpassing Robin van Persie’s effort against Sunderland in October 2011 – but lamented the failure to add to the goal. “Unfortunately I waited for the second goal but it never came,” Wenger said. “Going forward we can do better.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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first_imgThe USC Academic Senate passed a resolution expressing support for student activism and urging the University to improve sustainability initiatives at its monthly meeting on Wednesday.The Environmental Core club hosted a “Do Better SC” rally last week that resulted in the Academic Senate passing a resolution in support of them Wednesday. Autria Mashian | Daily TrojanStudents from the Environmental Core, a club at USC focused on environmental advocacy, were present to show their support. USC associate professor Darren Ruddell, the co-chair of the Academic Senate Sustainability Committee, invited the students to the meeting to discuss the resolution.The resolution is a follow-up to the ECore’s “Do Better SC” rally on April 8 and a formal letter sent to President C. L. Max Nikias by ECore representatives, the Environmental Student Assembly and the Undergraduate Student Government.The resolution includes a copy of the letter and the University response from Executive Director of Administrative Operations Mark Ewalt.“With the guidance, support and dedication of all the hard-working committee members and all the students, faculty and staff members who have been involved with Sustainability 2020 over the past three short years, the University has been able to design, fund and implement numerous high-impact projects and initiatives that speak directly to the concerns you identified in your letter,” Ewalt said in his response in the resolution. The resolution recognizes the “important progress” the University has made on the Sustainability 2020 Plan, but calls for further action. The senate previously proposed the Sustainability Strategy 2030 in March 2017, which has gained the support of the Staff Assembly, the Graduate Student Government and USG. “The Academic Senate reaffirms its support for the Sustainability Strategy 2030, expresses its support for the students and their advocacy, and joins with them in urging President Nikias to make USC a leader in this momentous struggle for the future of the planet,” the resolution states.The Sustainability Strategy 2030 has not yet been approved by administration, which worries Philline Qian, the USG Sustainability Advocacy Director.“There is no actual endorsement from President Nikias on [Sustainability Strategy 2030],” Qian said. “It shows lack of top-leadership at our University that there’s no clear action plan for after 2020, which is in one year.”Members of the Senate asked the students present at the meeting questions about the student body. USC professor Jeremy Kagan asked the students how to engage what seems to be a politically inactive campus.ECore director Tianna Shaw-Wakeman, a sophomore majoring in psychology, told the senate that many students are interested in sustainability or activism at USC, but that they may not take the initiative to start different movements. “A lot of students really need something to jump on to,” Shaw-Wakeman said. “They are interested; they may not be ready to march, but they’re ready to sign and they are ready to go to meetings and to listen.”Shaw-Wakeman suggested the University provide students with a way to help and be more “intentionally transparent” by sharing information with students. Shaw-Wakeman and Qian said they are both grateful to have the attention and support of the Academic Senate. Qian said that having support from different groups from the University strengthens their voices and that students and faculty should work “in tandem.”Shaw-Wakeman said she is encouraged by the senate’s attention and is hopeful that the organization can enact change on campus.“From the student perspective, sometimes it does seem we’re screaming into a void,” Shaw-Wakeman said. “When you know that people who have the power to make change are listening to you then it means you’re going to keep trying to make change.”last_img read more

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first_imgMary Massei hit three home runs last weekend in a single outing against Illinois – matching her career total at the time. She also knocked into five RBIs.[/media-credit]Whether it’s hitting the ball out of the park, rallying from large deficits or shutting out opponents, the Wisconsin softball team continues to find various avenues for success.The Badgers (24-13, 8-4 Big Ten) have reached the halfway mark on their Big Ten calendar and are sitting in a very favorable position, tied for third place in the conference. They will look to continue their success and improve their rank this weekend as conference foe Penn State journeys into Madison.Wisconsin has won in about every way possible lately, triumphing in 10 of its last 11 games. This past weekend started out with a complete game shutout against Illinois by pitcher Cassandra Darrah, which was followed by a near miraculous comeback that fell one run short in the second game. The final game witnessed the Badgers breaking a school record by hitting six home runs as a team and prevailing 10-7.Winning with a surplus of long balls has not been the typical formula of victory for Wisconsin this season, but head coach Yvette Healy figures it is a product of steady commitment to team hitting.“We haven’t traditionally been a long ball team this year,” Healy said. “But our bats have really been carrying us. Coach [Randy] Schneider has done a great job with the hitters, and they’re really swinging the bats right now.”Leadoff hitter Mary Massei owns quite a stake in the recent team hitting success, putting together a memorable performance last Sunday. Entering the game, Massei had hit only one home run on the season and only three in her career. She matched that career total in just one game, with each of her three hits landing over the outfield fence.Her three home runs were good for another school record, while her five RBIs now stand as a career high. For Massei, the team effort and recognition are all that matter.“It was great to be able to contribute our six home runs and beat a school record as a team,” Massei said. “It was amazing as a team that we came together and that we’re making a difference.”This Badger team is definitely making a difference. They recently set a school record with nine straight victories, and are making a push for their first top-three conference finish ever.Their obstacle this weekend is the Nittany Lions. Wisconsin and Penn State will meet for two games Saturday, followed by a third Sunday afternoon.Penn State holds a 5-7 record in the Big Ten, but has won five of its last six after starting the season at 0-6. Its record may not stand up to the strength displayed by the Big Ten’s elite teams, but Wisconsin will not be taking Penn State lightly.“We see them as a very good team,” Healy described. “It will be a big matchup for us to see just how far we have come as a team, so we’ve really challenged the group to get excited about this series.”Traditionally considered a solid Big Ten squad, Penn State is looking to make its second NCAA tournament appearance in a row, but is just 13-23 on the season.The Nittany Lions are headlined by junior outfielder Cassidy Bell, who paces the team with a .356 batting average. If not for a midseason injury, and the fact that Penn State started the Big Ten schedule against juggernauts Michigan and Purdue, its record would likely look considerably better.Nonetheless, they will be travelling more than 700 miles to face a Badger offense that has been a dangerous machine from top to bottom lately. While the likes of Massei and Whitney Massey may provide the brawn at the top of the lineup, an unheralded freshman at the bottom of the order is actually leading the Badgers in hitting.Maria Van Abel jumped onto the scene at the beginning of the season as she claimed a starting spot in the Badger outfield. She began the season hitting above .400, grabbing the second spot on coach Healy’s lineup card.While she has since cooled down from her torrid pace, Van Abel has sustained her average at .360, doing so now from the last spot in the order. Healy has been very impressed with the freshman, noting that even when she is at the bottom of the lineup, Van Abel can still play a big role offensively.“She’s been our nine [batter] for the last 10 games or so, and she’s done a great job,” Healy noted. “She’s almost like our second leadoff, so if she gets on it really starts a lot of offense for us.”With the team’s best hitter, statistically speaking, in the No. 9 spot, offense is sure to build around her. The last spot can be thought of as a demotion or an intrinsic position. Van Abel prefers the latter, embracing the role she has been given.“I just try to put the ball in play a lot and make the defense make plays,” Van Abel said. “I just try to be a nuisance for the defense every time I get up.”In just her first stint as a Badger, Van Abel may still be learning the ins-and-outs of the Big Ten, but she still understands the team goals for each weekend in conference play.“We have been really hungry this year,” Van Abel said. “We’ve got to keep pushing that little bit extra at the end of the season to come out on top.”last_img read more

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