Man City Takes Delivery of New Club Suits

first_imgTo celebrate the arrival of City’s new suit, the founders and designers of DSQUARED2, Dean and Dan Caten said: ‘We wanted the players to feel as confident in this suit as they do when they pull on their team jersey.‘Every element of the DSQUARED2 for Manchester City suit is designed to show modern tailoring sophistication: from its Italian refined wool fabric and the sartorial skill used in construction, and the contemporary fit, it’s a statement of masculine elegance.’City players have been snapped wearing their new modern, slim-fit suits after enjoying a training camp in Abu Dhabi.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Manchester City may arguably play the best football in the Premier League and now they will perhaps look the most stylish off the field as well.According to UK’s Dailymail, the Etihad Stadium outfit unveiled a new club suit yesterday, which is exclusively designed by renowned fashion brand DSQUARED2.City and DSQUARED2, an Italian brand, announced their multi-year partnership in October last year. Since then, DSQUARED2 have dressed the club’s players and coaching staff in their pre-match outfits for away Champions League matches.last_img read more

Dani Alves Wants to Make History with Sao Paulo

first_imgDani Alves Dani Alves wants to make history with Sao Paulo as the full-back reiterated his desire to play for Brazil at the 2022 World Cup.Alves 36, signed with the Brazilian giants on Tuesday until the end of 2022. He returned to play in his homeland for the first time since leaving Bahia in 2002.The defender, who was linked with several European clubs, said he wanted to make history in his time with Sao Paulo. “I came here to Sao Paulo to work. I didn’t come to finish my career,” Alves told a news conference, having been presented by the club on Tuesday.“I still have a lot of goals ahead, and one of them is to make history with Sao Paulo.”Alves spent 17 trophy-laden seasons in Europe, including winning six La Liga titles and three Champions Leagues with Barcelona before claiming league crowns with Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

SU repeats poor penalty performance against Maine with flag-riddled 1st half

first_imgAfter thinking about it for four awkward, silent seconds, Nick Provo provided a carbon copy of his first response. Why did he feel Syracuse committed 10 first half penalties? How did, and how will SU get that penalty problem out of its ‘system?’ ‘You just got to make plays,’ Provo said. ‘Penalties happen. You just have to get them out of your system.’ They just happen. Saturday, they just happened. At an alarming rate in the first half for the Orange. The fourteen penalties in total, the most for a Big East team this year, coming against an FCS team in Maine was because of, well, nothing in particular. Penalties happen. There it was: the repetition when it came to his answer to SU’s penalty problem for Provo. Repetition with his words coming after a 38-14 win where the Orange repeated its poor penalty performance for the second straight year against the Black Bears, yielding only a 17-14 SU lead at halftime. In 2009, SU committed its most penalties on the year with 10 against Maine. SU head coach Doug Marrone attributed the performance to the obvious, a failure to focus.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text ‘Penalties? What do I assess them to?’ Marrone said. ‘A lack of focus.’ Added Marrone: ‘The only thing that I would say bothered me the most was the penalties.’ It was a repeat performance of flailing yellow flags and piercing whistles in the Carrier Dome, most of it sprinkled throughout the first 30 minutes. After one quarter, the offense had run just two more plays than offensive and defensive penalties committed (six to four). At the half, the Orange had amassed those 10 penalties, just five shy of the total penalties for the team heading into the game. Ten penalties, just shy of one-fifth of the total the Orange committed all of last year. Ten penalties in 58 total first half plays. A 17 percent chance of committing a penalty per snap. The percentage was not one Marrone was OK with. Heading into the game, Marrone had a very similar percentage on his mind as well. A percentage just one number off. On SU’s statistical chart, it says that a team has a 16 percent chance in winning when committing two turnovers a game, the number SU averaged in its first two games. Poor percentages are something no coach, including Marrone, wants to wrestle with. Marrone said he also isn’t one who wants to wrestle with a ‘Here we go again’ mindset. When down in the first half, Marrone said the thought of déjà vu never crept into his mind. He doesn’t act that way. He made that clear, once again, in his postgame press conference. And at halftime, he made it clear to his team that the game was in their control. No overbearing mention of the penalties. No halftime meltdown or show in order to get his players to stay disciplined. Penalties happen. ‘I told them we were winning the football game, and that we had momentum on our side,’ Marrone said. ‘We need to take this first drive and go down the field and score. And we need to play and we don’t need to worry about, ‘What happens if they do this, what happens if they do that?’ Let’s just go out and play.’ Following the game, Marrone rattled off a slew of things Maine did to perhaps throw SU off and commit the penalties. There was Maine’s inverted weak safety negating SU’s weak-side running game. There was the bringing down of the Black Bears’ strong safety. There was the ‘two-trap.’ There was the three-deep coverage. But every player asked from SU said there wasn’t déjà vu. Repeated answers of penalties ‘being a part of the game’ were spoken by Provo, Doug Hogue and Van Chew, amongst others. But with that, no one fully went into what it is about Maine that catches SU off guard. After all, Maine’s opponents only attained nine total penalties against the Black Bears prior to Saturday. Is it the much talked about trickery? Is it the fact that Maine is an FCS opponent? Chew said it came down to nervousness. But, what is there to be nervous about against Maine? Why Maine? Why the repeat performance? For SU’s leading tackler on the day in Derrell Smith, there really isn’t anything to look into with the penalty showing. It’s not déjà vu. It’s nothing about Maine. Unlike Provo, Smith didn’t need an awkward pause to supply his first answer. It was almost as if he had the succinct response dialed up before the question was finished. Penalties happen. And it’s mere coincidence. Said Smith: ‘What a coinky dink.’ aolivero@syr.edu            Published on September 18, 2010 at 12:00 pm Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Johnson’s squad looks to bounce back

first_imgAJ MACLEAN/herald photoThe Wisconsin women’s hockey team will look to build on last Sunday’s overtime victory as they take on the University of Vermont Catamounts this weekend in a two-game set at the Kohl Center.The No. 2 Badgers, coming off a hard-fought split against the No. 3 University of Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs last weekend, are hoping to learn from the tough early-season match and climb back to the top spot in the nation.The Catamounts, in their first season of play in the talented Hockey East conference, are 0-2-1 this season after being swept by Clarkson and tying with Sacred Heart in their season-opener. Vermont has not had a winning season since the 2001 campaign and is trying to rebound from a 5-26-3 effort last season, having finished 10th in the ECAC conference.Vermont is led by senior forward and captain Abbey Kaknes, who currently leads the team with three points and earned Hockey East Conference Player of the Week honors after her stellar performances at the start of the season. On defense, Vermont looks to sophomore Kate Lesniak to improve on her freshman season, where she led all Catamount defenders in scoring, and led a defense that gave up 2.67 goals per game last season.The Badgers enter the weekend set with a dynamic offensive attack that outscored opponents 167-55 last season while averaging 4.5 goals per contest. Assistant captain Sara Bauer, who led the team in goals and assists last season, is off to a hot start after netting the game-winner in Sunday’s overtime thriller.Bauer, along with fellow assistant captain Nikki Burish and team captain Sharon Cole, lead a potent offensive attack that should be able to score effectively against a shaky Catamount defense.After losing former seniors Cara Macleod and Molly Engstrom after last season, the Badgers added two former forwards to the defense. While head coach Mark Johnson expects the defense to play well, the new-look Badger defense showed some signs of rust in the opening weekend.”The one thing we need to continue to work on is play in our own end,” head coach Mark Johnson said. “We’ve got some new [defenders] back there and we just need to be stronger in those areas this weekend.”Bobbi Jo Slusar is the remaining veteran on defense. She led the team last season with a plus-32 rating and is currently tied for the team-lead in points. Although the Catamounts have struggled to put the puck in the net this season, Slusar’s mentality remains the same.”I don’t think Vermont is going to be as strong as Duluth but we can’t afford to take them any lighter,” Slusar said. “Obviously we have to work on some things defensively. We struggled a little bit in our defensive zone and breaking out. We are going to have to be very sound in our defensive end against Vermont.”Veteran netminders Meghan Horras and Christine Dufour, who combined for a slim 1.54 goals-against average last season, will resume the goaltending duties against Vermont.”I anticipate both Meghan [Horras] and Christine [Dufour] getting some more work in this weekend,” Johnson said. I want to get both of them into game shape and gain some confidence — in order to do that they both need to play.”Redshirt freshman goaltender Jessie Vetter is still battling an illness and will be unavailable for action this weekend.Vermont junior goalie Shivaun Siegl has started eight games in her career with a 2.11 GAA. This season, Siegl has started all three of Vermont’s games and has given up seven goals with a .900 save percentage.The Badgers enter the weekend with advantages in all facets of the game. With a two-headed monster in net and a powerful offensive attack, all signs point to a big weekend for the Badgers.That being said, players and coaches alike know that they can ill afford to overlook this Vermont hockey team.”Hopefully we play at the pace and tempo we were able to play against Duluth. It’s our job as coaches to keep the kids focused and keep up our pace of play up,” Johnson said. “It’s irrelevant who you are playing, you have to play up to your team’s capabilities.”last_img read more

USC begins forums for dean candidates

first_imgUSC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences is considering four candidates for the position of dean of Dornsife.Of the more than 170 applicants, an advisory committee, headed by Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Elizabeth Garrett and Dean of Dornsife Howard Gillman, selected Steve Kay, dean of the division of biological sciences at UC San Diego; Peter Bearman, professor of social sciences at Columbia University; Harry Atwater, a professor of applied physics and material science at the California Institute of Technology; and Lauren Benton, New York University dean of the humanities, as the final candidates.Each candidate will come to campus for two days in March and will meet with students, faculty, staff and senior administrators.Kay, who is the first candidate to visit USC, began teaching at UC San Diego in 2007 and specializes in cell and developmental biology and the use of genomic tools to understand the circadian network, the 24-hour cycle within the human body.Kay attended an open forum for students and faculty on Wednesday and said, if selected as the new dean of Dornsife, he wants to transform Dornsife into a leading global institution.“The key point of my vision for Dornsife is to make Dornsife the premier institution on the Pacific Rim for scholarship, the translation of ideas for the benefit of society and for training critical thinkers and leaders,” Kay said.Bearman is the founder and director of Columbia’s Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy. His research focuses on network analysis, including adolescent sexual networks and networks of disease prevention.Atwater is the director of CalTech’s Kavli Nanoscience Institute and studies electronics and photonics, or light.Benton’s research focuses on the legal history of European Empires and is the recipient of the World History Association Book Award in 2003.Gillman, who has served as dean of Dornsife since 2007, declined to serve another term as dean in September.Under Gillman’s leadership, Dornsife received a $200-million naming donation from USC Trustees Dana and David Dornsife, external funding for research reached $76 million annually and the graduation rate increased from 85 percent to 90 percent.The dean of Dornsife is responsible for overseeing 33 academic departments and 31 research institutions and centers. The dean is also in charge of faculty recruitment, fundraising and the expansion of research opportunities for students and faculty.In a memorandum to members of Dornsife, Garrett said she encourages all students and faculty members to actively participate in the recruitment process. Eric Wendorf contributed to this report.last_img read more

Offense paces Syracuse in 3-0 win at Clemson

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse (15-8, 7-3 Atlantic Coast) snapped a two-game losing streak Sunday afternoon with a 3-0 win over Clemson (6-16, 1-9) in Clemson, South Carolina. After defeating Clemson 25-17, 25-16, 25-21 in the Women’s Building on Oct. 6, the Orange completed the season sweep Sunday, winning 25-20, 25-15, 25-20.Anastasiya Gorelina and Santita Ebangwese paced the offense, with 17 and nine kills, respectively. As a team, the Orange had its most efficient offensive performance of the season, registering a team hitting percentage of .417 — .075 points better than its previous best. Gorelina’s 17 kills came with just three errors on 29 attack attempts, a .517 hitting percentage, her second best of the season.Ebangwese also posted a season best .818 hitting percentage. Defensively, she was responsible for five blocks, with help from Amber Witherspoon and Christina Oyawele, who each added three.In a back and forth first set, the Orange dropped the opening five points, but rallied to win eight of the next nine points to take an 8-6 lead. SU used a 7-2 run at the end of the opening set to pull away and win 25-20, capitalizing on four attack errors by the Tigers in the final eight points of the set.Leading 13-9 in the second set, the Orange used an 8-2 run to pull away from the Tigers and comfortably win, 25-15. The third set was the most competitive throughout, with neither team leading by more than three points at any time until SU used a late run to close out the match. Tied at 19 in the third set, head coach Leonid Yelin used a timeout and SU responded with six of the final seven points of the match, using three kills and an ace to put the match away.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSU returns home Friday at 7 p.m. against Virginia Tech. Comments Published on October 22, 2017 at 3:15 pm Contact Anthony: amdabbun@syr.edulast_img read more

Viscarra’s Vice: Close wins are not a concern for Trojans

first_imgAnytime you can come by making a dollar bill, that’s a good thing. Regardless of the physical condition of the buck, you’re happy to put it in your wallet — even if it’s a bit crinkled or torn around the edges. A $100 bill fresh off the printing press is just as effective as one that’s been balled into a wad for weeks.That’s the way that USC fans should be feeling about the Trojans’ start to the 2017 regular season. Despite being undefeated a third of the way through the season, USC just hasn’t racked up as many style points in its victories as the Trojan faithful would have hoped or expected.With a gritty road victory over unranked Cal (3-1) this past weekend, No. 5 USC improved to 4-0 overall this season. Four consecutive wins to open the campaign is USC’s best start to a regular season since 2010. The win Saturday also extended USC’s current winning streak to 13 games (dating back to last season); the team hasn’t lost a game in over a calendar year.However, there still seems to be plenty of uneasiness among fans and followers of this USC program — despite its being undefeated and ranked in the top five nationally.The reason for concern is rational. Three of USC’s four wins on the season have required the Trojans to make substantial pushes in the second half to come away with victories. In the case of USC’s Week 3 win over Texas, it took two overtime periods for the Trojans to come away victorious against Tom Herman’s unranked Texas team. USC’s 18-point victory over Western Michigan was deceiving, as the Trojans had to rely on a 28-point fourth quarter after being tied with the Broncos through three quarters of the game.That’s the cause for concern. That’s what has the Trojan loyalists squirming in their chairs with still eight games remaining this season — and no bye weeks separating them. USC’s failure to pile on style points in contests against “lesser” opponents has struck a subtle fear in its followers.This imminent anxiety will spike this week as the Trojans prepare to do battle with No. 16 Washington State (4-0, 1-0 in Pac-12) in Pullman, Wash., on Friday night.Prior to the season, if any bystander would have looked at USC’s first four regular season match-ups, they would have likely assessed the Trojans’ Week 2 matchup with Stanford as the toughest early-season test.However, the Trojans put their most dominant performance on display against the Cardinal in unexpected fashion. USC has instead engaged in its toughest slugfests against unranked opponents — Western Michigan, Texas and, most recently, Cal.But is this such a bad thing? Is there something positive to be said about USC learning to be comfortable in the uncomfortable games against scrappy teams? It’s certainly nothing to be proud of if you are playing down to the level of lesser opponents, which is the assessment many have made of USC thus far. But there has to be some silver lining about this team constantly finding itself in hard-fought contests.There’s definitely merit when looking at a team that can run through its regular season and rout every opponent on its way to a College Football Playoff berth. But shouldn’t there also be a great deal of applause for the program that can navigate successfully through 12 contests, and come away with heroics on multiple occasions?The latter scenario is favorable because that team has passed through a wringer of adversity en route to the postseason. No matter what success you reap in the regular season, adversity will always strike you hard in the postseason. It’s a law. It’s a matter of how a team responds to said adversity that determines its ultimate success.Legendary heavyweight boxer Mike Tyson once said, “Everyone has a plan until you get punched in the mouth.” Through the early stages of 2017, USC has certainly caught several uppercuts on the chin from unsuspecting challengers. But on each occasion, the Trojans have found ways to masterfully counter-punch and maintain their perfect record.So, as the fifth-ranked Trojans take the trip up to Pullman this Friday to square off with Washington State, many are anxious about what could be awaiting USC. This contest with the Cougars has been heralded “USC’s most dangerous game of the season,” and it very well may be. However, the Trojans’ resiliency this season gives me assurance that they can enter enemy territory and come away with a win.Let’s just say Washington State senior quarterback Luke Falk drives the Cougars down the field for a score on the opening drive of the game — and USC finds itself trailing 7-0 early on the road.No big deal. Just another punch on the chin.This Trojan team has lived for the counter-punch so far this season. The team’s national championship aspirations do not depend on weekly style points in victories. Their fulfillment completely depends on going 1-0 against every opponent, every week, pretty or not.Angel Viscarra is a junior studying broadcast and digital journalism. His column, “Viscarra’s Vice,” runs Tuesdays.last_img read more

Brigid Kosgei and Eliud Kipchoge’s marathon wins marred by controversy

first_img LIVE TV SUBSCRIBE TO US Ruchit Rastogi 10 months ago Eliud Kipchoge becomes first man to complete marathon in under 2 hours First Published: 20th October, 2019 18:47 IST 10 months ago Eliud Kipchoge Nominated for IAAF Male Athlete of the Year award As Kenyan athletes, Brigid Kosgei grabbed the first place at the Chicago marathon and Eliud Kipchoge broke the two-hour mark in the city of Vienna, their achievements were marred by a huge controversy that overshadowed their victory. According to reports, Eliud Kipchoge achieved the world record of 1:59:40 in conditions that favored him that included a pace car and a pair of Nike racing shoes that allegedly enhanced his performance.Wins marred by controversyMike Joyner, a member of Mayo Clinic, stated that there were a lot of questions raised regarding the shoes. However, these “enhanced” shoes are out there but are hiding in plain sight and have helped the runners because they help in enhancing the recoil properties in the leg. Also, a lot of runners have sought the help of IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federation) to investigate the Nike Zoom Vaporfly 4 matter an check if they helped the Kenyan athletes in any way.Read: Barack Obama Hails Kosgei, Kipchoge For Creating World RecordA world recordIt was on October 13 that Kenyan athlete, Kosgei crushed Paula Radcliffe’s world record and became the fastest lady to run in the Chicago Marathon. While Kipchoge became the first man to cover 26.2 miles inside two hours, clocking 1:59:40 in Vienna. In contrast to Kipchoge’s performance, Kosgei’s record was set in an official race on a professional course.Kipchoge won the gold medal in the 2016 Rio Olympics and also is a world record marathon holder in the Berlin marathon in 2018. The world record set was clocked in at 2:01:39.Read: Eliud Kipchoge: Five Things To Know About Legendary Marathon Runner”Rabbit”A pacemaker who is also called a “rabbit” has the job of running in the first section of a long-distance running event such as a marathon to set a good timing and avoid tactical racing. Pacemakers are often utilised by the race organisers for the world record attempts with set guidelines for lap times. A few competitors have become professional pacemakers. A competitor who picks the strategy of leading in order so as to win is known as a front runner instead of a pacemaker.The sub-two-hour long-running event race time was a part of the INEOS 1:59, a special speed challenge put on by the British chemical organisation. To be a records-qualified course, the race must adhere to much stricter guidelines around pace-setting, its plan, and even beverages.Read: Mary Kom Controversially Loses WC Semi, Still Bags Record 8th MedalRead: Tiger Woods Targets Gold Medal At The Tokyo Olympic Games 2020(With inputs from agencies) Last Updated: 20th October, 2019 18:47 IST Brigid Kosgei And Eliud Kipchoge’s Marathon Wins Marred By Controversy As Brigid Kosgei grabbed the 1st place at the Chicago marathon and Eliud Kipchoge broke the 2-hour mark in Vienna, their achievements were marred by controversy 10 months ago Kenya’s Brigid Kosgei sets world marathon record in Chicagocenter_img FOLLOW US Written By WE RECOMMEND 10 months ago Eliud Kipchoge: Five things to know about legendary marathon runner WATCH US LIVE COMMENT 10 months ago Kenya celebrates as Eliud Kipchoge completes marathon in under 2 hourslast_img read more

Caribbean urged to fight Trump’s DACA move

first_imgWith thousands of undocumented immigrants facing possible deportation from the United States, Caribbean-American legislators are urging the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) to urgently mobilize a pushback against President Donald Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).DACA, a policy initiated by former President Barack Obama, had prevented granted about 800,000 young undocumented immigrants brought to the US as children from deportation. Caribbean-born officials warn that scrapping the program will be devastating. Yvette Clarke leads the chargeUS Congresswoman Yvette D Clarke, the daughter of Jamaican immigrants, called the move a “reckless and cruel decision” that punished immigrants in a misguided effort to undermine Obama’s proud legacy. She said Trump’s action was an attempt to “satisfy anti-immigrant white supremacists who are afraid of our modern, diverse nation”.“Throughout the history of the United States, there are decisions we have come to regret. I am certain that future generations will deeply regret this terrible decision,” she said.At the same, New York Council member Jumanne Williams, who has Grenadian heritage, is urging CARICOM to speak out against the development. Become part of the resistance“We must all become a part of the resistance. This president has made it clear that he’s coming for all of us, whether we choose to acknowledge it or not,” Williams said. “I am urging the Caribbean community to mobilize with more urgency on this issue. This issue will almost certainly endanger scores of Caribbean immigrants, and it is imperative that we join with our more active Latino brothers and sisters to make our voices heard loudly on this issue.”Williams said the issue should be challenged in the law courts and efforts made to turn up the pressure on Congress to fight the issue with legislation.Just before the dreaded announcement came Tuesday, New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio old the gathering attending the pre-Caribbean Carnival Breakfast on Monday, that he was prepared to take legal action if President Trump followed through with his threat to end DACA.After the announcement made by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, President Trump issued a statement blaming former President Obama for creating the program through executive authority, and urged Congress to come up with a solution.last_img read more

Dominican Army Seizes Over 100,000 Packets of Cigarettes from Haiti

first_img– CMC The contraband cigarettes were transferred to warehouses, from there the cargo is to be delivered to customs authorities. The commander of the 10th battalion in the Dominican army, Colonel Roberto Sosa de la Cruz, said the operation was part of the measures ordered by the Minister of Defense here, in the fight against smuggling on the border with Haiti. According to a report from the military, the army discovered the cargo in an abandoned house in the province of Dajabon, located on the border shared with Haiti. SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic – Members of the army in the Dominican Republic have seized a cargo load of 126,000 packages of contraband cigarettes that came from neighboring Haiti. The authorities say that the smugglers who were preparing the goods for distribution on the national market, fled through the bushes in an attempt to return to Haiti. Dominican soldiers direct traffic outside a hotel which will house heads of state ahead of the Group of Rio summit in Santo Domingo March 6, 2008. Leaders of Latin American nations arrived on Thursday to attend the two day meeting. REUTERS/Andrew Winning (Dominican Republic)last_img read more