Blatche says there are numerous reasons why he can’t join Gilas

first_imgEthel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ View comments El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes After being left out of the national team for the 2017 Fiba Asia Cup, naturalized center Andray Blatche took to Instagram to air his side but gave little detail as to why he’s not re-joining Gilas Pilipinas.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“I will always be very thankful for the opportunity, the love, and the support I have received from my Filipino family but it’s a lot [sic] of reason why I can’t join,” said Blatche in the post. “I don’t expect for many people to understand but I do wish my brothers the best of luck.”ADVERTISEMENT Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo The seven-foot center was reportedly concerned about the peace and order situation in host city Beirut, Lebanon and was asking for a “very high price” to play for the Philippines, according to an Inquirer report. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Gamescenter_img FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ MOST READ Stephen Curry, Warriors finalize $201 million, 5-year deal Blatche was an integral part of Gilas’ campaign in the 2015 Fiba Asia Championships where they won the silver medal and also helped the Philippines take the gold in the 2017 Seaba Championship. Reacting to Blatche’s post, Gilas head coach Chot Reyes said that they know what they’re missing without Blatche.“We got some huuuge shoes to fill, but as always, we WILL fight til the end. That’s the #gilasway #oncegilasalwaysgilas,” he said.Often times starting his offense at the top of the key, Blatche had the ability to shoot from deep or drive to the basket as opposed to backing down in the post. Fil-German Christian Standhardinger is set to replace Blatche’s position as the naturalized player for the Philippines.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plantlast_img read more

Physician and author Andrew T. Weil at India Today Conclave 2007

first_imgAndrew T. WeilANDREW T. WEILPHYSICIAN, AUTHOR & PROFESSOR, UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA Despite the undeniable advances in medical science in the past 100 years, we are facing a global crisis in healthcare today. And it has the potential to disrupt the economic growth surging through much of the world. The good,Andrew T. WeilANDREW T. WEILPHYSICIAN, AUTHOR & PROFESSOR, UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA Despite the undeniable advances in medical science in the past 100 years, we are facing a global crisis in healthcare today. And it has the potential to disrupt the economic growth surging through much of the world. The good news is that there are solutions to this predicament. But some of the most effective ones may require out-of-the-box thinking and the development of new paradigms in healing and healthcare. I firmly believe that India is uniquely positioned to address the health challenges of the future.The moot problem is the spiralling cost of healthcare. There are several reasons for this. First, modern medicine has changed the very nature of illness. The rolling back of infectious diseases, the primary cause of disability and death till early 20th Century, has left us saddled with chronic degenerative illnesses, that are much more difficult to treat and much more expensive. Medical advances are also enabling people to live longer. Never before in human history has such a large percentage of population been in the ranks of the old and the oldest-old. This, obviously, has enormous political, economic and social consequences. But the immediate effect is an enormous escalation in healthcare costs.In the US, the healthcare system is on the verge of total collapse. Smaller and community hospitals are going bankrupt. At one end of the age spectrum, there is a huge population of senior citizens. At the other end, there is a generation of unhealthy children, victims of morbid obesity, type-II diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. Modern allopathic medicine has also become far too dependent on technology, which is inherently expensive. In addition, over 40 per cent of the population is uninsured. The problem is that the US spends money not on the promotion of health, but on the intervention of established diseases, a losing proposition. We need to spend money in ways that educate people about health. Our physicians are not trained in simple low-tech, low-cost interventions. A glaring omission is that basic nutrition is still not taught in medical schools. The total instruction I got in nutrition in my four years at Harvard was 30 minutes. The nutritional illiteracy of the medical profession allows the pressure of corporations that make food and the stupidity of governments that should be doing something in this area, to just run rampant over good sense.advertisementFor the past 35 years, I have been working to develop a new paradigm: ‘integrative medicine’. It is the intelligent combination of ideas and practices of conventional medicine and alternative medicine. It begins with the recognition that conventional medicine does some things extremely well. If I were in an automobile accident, I would not want to be taken first to the practitioner of Ayurveda or Acupuncture. If I have acute bacterial pneumonia, I would want to be treated with antibiotics. But in many kinds of other illnesses, and especially the diseases of lifestyle, allopathic medicine is much less effective. Integrative medicine may take longer to work and the effect may be less dramatic, but over time it can produce as good or better results. It also makes economic sense because it is simpler, natural and cheaper.DISEASE IS NOT NECESSARILY A CONSEQUENCE OF AGEING. WORK TOWARD DELAYING THE ONSET OF DISEASES. Integrative medicine means a true marriage, a system that draws on the best aspects, ideas and practices of all systems of healing. It is much more than simply bringing new therapies into the mainstream. Its main purpose is to restore the focus of medicine on health and healing and not solely on disease management. It also insists that people are more than physical bodies. We are mental, emotional, spiritual entities, active in our communities. Unless medicine takes those into account, it cuts itself off from large areas of intervention in which many kinds of disease can be modified. Especially, in mind-body medicine, which is now well researched with scientific foundation to it. Integrative medicine insists that we look at aspects of lifestyle, how people eat, how they exercise or don’t, how they rest, what they do for fun and how they handle stress. All of this is relevant to the equation of health and illness.Integrative medicine insists that the interaction between doctors and patients is very relevant to the healing process. One of the great tragedies of conventional medicine is that the amount of time doctors spend with patients has come down drastically. In some countries like Japan, this is even worse where doctors now see 30 patients in an hour and are called ‘two-minute doctors’.advertisementI feel strongly that integrative medicine is the way of the future. In North America, it is now an established movement. It is also quite strong in Scandinavia, China and in Japan. But I am fascinated by India. It is a unique example in the world, of a country in which a number of different traditional medical systems have had long illustrious history. At the moment, the integration of these systems has still not really happened here. But I can envision that it is in this country that models of integrative medicine can be developed both for in-patient and out-patient care. And that will serve as models to be replicated around the world.DiscussionQ. How does integrative medicine add to our knowledge of all those lifestyle risk factors that lead to chronic diseases like heart attack? Weil: In cardiology, the biggest omission is in the mind-body area. Recommendations are rarely made on how to change one’s mental health-something that has a very damaging effect on the heart. There are technologies-ancient ones like Pranayam and meditation or modern cognitive and behavioural therapies-that can efficiently show how to identify and change negative patterns of thinking.Q. What’s the key to a good diet? How do you manage yours? Weil: The problem in modern diet is the extent to which manufactured and fast food have displaced natural home-cooked food. Today the percentage of American families that sit down to even one meal together is astonishingly and depressingly low. For many, the idea of preparing a meal from fresh ingredients seems very old-fashioned. They either don’t have the time, or they don’t know how to do it, or find it too labour-intensive. I have always tried to show that it is possible to make foods that are delicious, healthy, easy and quick. I enjoy food, I grow a lot of my own food and I like to prepare food for myself and others. I grew up eating a mainstream American diet. But I became a vegetarian when I was 28. For many years, I was a lacto-vegetarian. And then for a variety of reasons I began eating fish. I am convinced that Omega-3 fatty acids are absolutely essential to optimum health. I do not eat meat or poultry. I eat some diary products. I eat fish and also take a supplement of fish oil. If you choose for vegetarian reason not to eat fish, I would really urge you to think about maximising your intake of vegetarian sources of Omega-3, like algae.Q. The goal of integrative medicine, you have said, is to live longer and live better. What’s the best way of ageing? Weil: Acceptance of the ageing process. The very concept of antiageing medicine bothers me. Ageing is a universal process, written into the laws of the universe. To set your goal as anti-ageing is to put yourself into a wrong relationship with nature. But if anti-aging is not the legitimate goal, then what is? I call it ‘healthy aging’. Focus on maintaining health. At any age, you should have the energy and capability to enjoy life. As people get older, diseases become more frequent. Are these necessary consequences of aging? My answer to that is ‘no’. It is possible to separate aging from age-related diseases. The legitimate goal to me is to work toward reducing the risk and delaying the onset of these diseases. There is a lovely term for it: ‘compression of morbidity’. You try to squeeze the time of disability and decline at the end of life into as short a period as possible. You live long and well and then have a rapid drop-off at the end.advertisementQ. Which form of Pranayam or meditation should we practice? Weil: The first principle of breath work is to try to make breathing deeper, slower, quieter and more regular. If done regularly, breathing would unconsciously tend to move in this direction.last_img read more

CBC GEM STREAMING SERVICE TO LAUNCH EXCLUSIVE CONTENT PARTNERS WITH WATTPAD NFB

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement The CBC has launched a new streaming service featuring live and on-demand programming for free as well as an option to upgrade to a premium membership for a monthly fee.The public broadcaster says CBC Gem has more than 4,000 hours of content and will offer original programming, including the upcoming drama series Northern Rescue. William Baldwin and Kathleen Robertson star in the family drama, which will launch exclusively on CBC Gem in Canada starting March 1.The CBC has also announced a partnership with Wattpad for emerging Canadian writers to create exclusive content for the streaming service. Facebook Tait said Gem is not trying to compete with Netflix. ‘They kind of have that one nailed,’ she told Tom Power, CBC Radio’s q host. (Eli Glasner/CBC) Meanwhile, a partnership with Telefilm Canada allows CBC Gem to offer more than 100 Canadian feature films. All the Canadian films are available ad-free, with additional titles from the National Film Board of Canada to be added in the coming year.All children’s programming is also provided ad-free within CBC Gem.Announced in September and launched Tuesday, CBC Gem replaces the public broadcaster’s previous app and offers the full programming slate, from drama to documentaries and sports. It’s available for free as an app for iOS and Android devices and online at cbcgem.ca, and on television via Apple TV and Google Chromecast. Twitter Included are current and past seasons of favourite shows. Canadian titles on the service include Kim’s Convenience, Baroness von Sketch Show, Schitt’s Creek, Murdoch Mysteries, Anne with an E, The Kids in the Hall and Being Erica.International titles include Fortitude, The Great British Baking Show, Luther, Portlandia and Top of the Lake. Films include Barney’s Version, Cairo Time, Mommy and Midnight’s Children.The free version also has the ability to live stream CBC TV at any time, with access to 14 of the public broadcaster’s local channels and their newscasts. CBC Gem, which is exclusive to Canada, also offers French-language programming from ICI Radio-Canada.The premium membership, available for $4.99 per month (with the first month free of charge), will offer all on-demand content ad-free and access to a live stream of CBC News Network 24/7. All content on CBC Gem is available with closed captioning, and described video is available for most on-demand content.Plan to expand with new partnersThe CBC said it plans to collaborate with new partners in order to expand the streaming library and offer additional Canadian and international content.center_img Acclaimed series Luther is among the international programs on offer at the moment. Some CBC originals currently on Netflix, such as Schitt’s Creek, will remain there dependent on the prior deals.(CBC) Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Current and past seasons of favourite shows, like Kim’s Convenience, are among the TV offerings. (CBC) CBC original titles that are currently on Netflix, such as Schitt’s Creek, will remain there dependent on the deals that are negotiated with each production individually, said the public broadcaster.In addition, CBC/Netflix co-productions — including Anne with an E — have separate agreements in which they are available exclusively on CBC and CBC Gem in Canada for a specific window (and internationally on Netflix), before also becoming available on Netflix Canada.last_img read more

Ontarios craft brewers pan Doug Fords buckabeer plan as unaffordable

first_imgMany of Ontario’s craft beer brewers refuse to sacrifice quality and lower their prices to a loonie per can despite the new Progressive Conservative buck-a-beer plan.Instead, consumers may soon be paying more for small-batch suds as brewers adjust to higher prices for cans amid a trade war with Canada’s southern neighbour.“I would argue that no one in Ontario — at least no one in the Ontario craft brewing market — can possibly afford to sell their beer at that price and make … any money,” said Matt Gibson, manager of corporate sales and marketing for Burlington, Ont.-based Nickel Brook Brewing.The brewery’s least expensive product now retails at $3.05, well above the new minimums set to take effect August 27.Premier Doug Ford announced Tuesday his government would lower the minimum price of a bottle or can of beer with an alcohol volume below 5.6 per cent to $1 from $1.25. The provincial government will offer a number of non-financial incentives, like prime spots in Liquor Control Board of Ontario stores and advertising in flyers or inserts, to companies that participate.A number of the province’s craft brewers decried the policy — a highly publicized campaign promise — on social media, saying they could not afford to participate without sacrificing the quality of their product.Nickel Brook Brewing would have to skimp on ingredients, fire some employees to reduce labour costs or accept the product as a loss leader to be able to charge a loonie, said Gibson, adding all three options are non-starters.The sole brewery that will reportedly offer a $1 beer so far is Barley Days Brewery, where Ford made the announcement. It did not immediately respond to a request for comment.It’s unclear how the larger brewers will respond. Molson Coors Canada, the country’s second largest industry player according to a recent report by market-research firm IBISWorld, does not publicly comment on pricing, said spokesman Josh Stewart in an email. The other two largest companies, Anheuser-Busch InBev and Moosehead Breweries, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.The government incentives for companies that can afford to participate, like prime shelf space, concern Nickel Brook Brewing and many other craft brewers.The brewery regularly pays thousands of dollars for such benefits and they tend to result in a sales uptick, he said. If Nickel Brook Brewing can’t participate in as many of these programs because they’re being given away, he said, that will inevitably impact sales.Muskoka Brewery, which operates out of Bracebridge, Ont., also can’t lower its prices while maintaining beer quality and paying their employees a living wage, said president Todd Lewin, who added there’s some shock and surprise over how the government plans to roll out the policy.“For sure, it’s a concern that the playing field isn’t level,” he said.Companies like his “invest quite heavily” in participating in those kinds of programs, Lewin said, and seeing others get that space for free “just doesn’t feel very fair.”That’s potentially problematic for an industry already grappling with recent aluminum tariffs.U.S. President Donald Trump imposed a 10 per cent fee on metal imports in early July. That decision resulted in longer wait times for can orders for breweries like Nickle Brook, said Gibson, as larger companies that need cans for their products placed much larger orders.The brewery’s lead time for orders jumped from eight weeks to 20 weeks or more, he said. The company’s been forced to use cans for less popular beers to house its better-selling brews and slap stickers on them indicating what’s inside.“We’re using whatever cans we have on hand right now to keep up with demand,” Gibson said. “If we don’t put cans out, we go out of business.”Some breweries will really struggle over the next couple of months because they’ll be unable to get any product out, he predicted.Higher prices for consumers will start to show up in stores soon, he said, as companies pass on at least part of the increased cost for cans onto beer drinkers.For now, Muskoka Brewery is eating the extra cost, said Lewin.“It’s just something that affects the bottom line,” he said, adding the company reviews its pricing quarterly and will do so again in the fall based on a multitude of factors, including the new aluminum tariff.“I think it’s still up in the air a little bit.”Follow @AleksSagan on Twitter.last_img read more

Sea reefs and sunsets Living Coral is colour of the year

first_imgNEW YORK — The Pantone Color Institute has chosen Living Coral as its 2019 colour of the year.Company vice-president Laurie Pressman told The Associated Press ahead of Wednesday’s announcement that Living Coral has a saturated orange base with a golden undertone. She calls the colour “convivial,” warm, welcoming, versatile and life-affirming. Last year’s pick was the vivacious Ultra Violet.Pantone’s colour experts scour the globe in search of colour trends leading to its top choice. Living Coral is Pantone’s 20th colour of the year.Leanne Italie, The Associated Presslast_img read more

HC reserves verdict on petition seeking stay on Lucknow poll

first_imgLucknow: The Allahabad High Court on Tuesday reserved its verdict on a petition seeking stay on election to Lucknow Lok Sabha constituency till the name of Naitik Party candidate is included in the list of contestants. The petition, filed by Naitik Party which also demanded Rs 1 lakh compensation from the Election Commission, was heard by the high court’s Lucknow bench of justices PK Jaiswal and Rajnish Kumar. The petitioner alleged that nomination of its candidate was “improperly rejected by the returning officer (Lucknow district magistrate) for favouring another candidate (Union Home Minister) Rajnath Singh on caste consideration”. Polling in 14 seats in Uttar Pradesh including Lucknow is scheduled for May 6 in the fifth phase of Lok Sabha elections.last_img read more

Moroccans react to Algerias decision to severe its diplomatic ties with

first_imgRabat- There has been still no official reaction from the Moroccan government to the Algeria’s decision to freeze its diplomatic relations with Morocco. But some Moroccan officials said that the decision made the Algerian government translate their disarray and disorientation because of Morocco’s diplomatic success regarding the Sahara dispute over the past two months. “The Diplomatic offensives carried out by Morocco in 2013 have dealt a blow to Algeria, which finds itself disoriented by these successes to the point that the Algerian spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed this Sunday his country’s decision to severe its ties with the kingdom,” a Moroccan official was quoted by Moroccan French language portal Le 360.ma as saying.  The Algerian government justified its decision by what it called the “scandalous” sentence handed by the Casablanca tribunal to the Moroccan man who tore the Algerian flag. But Moroccans say that this event is used by Algeria just an excuse that translates its frustration to see Morocco achieving diplomatic successes on multiples fronts, including in Africa. “It is clear that the Algerians react in this manner after their failure to push the European Parliament to refuse the signing of a fishing agreement with Morocco, and Morocco’s successful attempt to play a pivotal role in stabilizing Mali,” Dr. Mohamed Chtatou, Professor at University Mohammed V in Rabat, told MWN. “In addition to that, the Algerians are annoyed by the successful visit of King Mohammed VI to the United States and his meeting with President Barack Obama, after which the American head of State pledged his support to a mutually agreed-upon and political solution to the Sahara conflict,” he added. For her part Karima Rhanem, a Moroccan Researcher in Governance & Public Policy, expressed her disbelief to see that the Algerian government decided to freeze its ties with Morocco using the excuse of the verdict of the Casablanca tribunal against the Moroccan who tore the Algerian flag. “I am very surprised to hear this decision. I am even surprised it was a reaction to the Moroccan court verdict regarding the Moroccan who took down the Algerian flag. Neither the Moroccan government nor another foreign entity could interfere in the court decision and this should be clear to our neighbors,” she said. “Right after this incident, we saw several Algerians setting fire on the Moroccan flag. Yet, the Moroccan government didn’t freeze its relations,” she noted. Karima, who has traveled several times to the Maghreb region and works to reinforce the cultural, economic and fraternal ties that binds the countries of the Maghreb, called on Algerian officials to “rethink their strategies before dragging the two countries and the region into a useless cold war.”“Regardless of the current tension between the two countries, intellectuals from Morocco and Algeria are calling for reinforcing these ties and ending this artificial conflict. I call on the Algerian Government to hold back this unprecedented decision before leading both countries into a useless cold war,” she said.“The Algerian and Moroccan people’s will to sustain partnership and friendship ties should not be undermined by this decision. People of the two countries need more economic prosperity, need cultural partnership, employment opportunities, social justice, a unified Maghreb rather than an endless conflict,” she concluded. © Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or or redistributelast_img read more

Not Even Sam Hinkie Could Outsmart The NBA Draft

Hot Takedown Welcome to the latest episode of Hot Takedown, FiveThirtyEight’s sports podcast. On this week’s show (April 12, 2016), we explore the pain of Jordan Spieth’s collapse in the final round of the 2016 Masters with Golf Digest’s Shane Ryan, we argue about Sam Hinkie’s legacy with the Philadelphia 76ers and ask whether his resignation is a referendum on tanking in the NBA, and we preview the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Plus, a significant digit on the Detroit Tigers fan who caught five foul balls at a home game against the Pittsburgh Pirates.Stream the episode by clicking the play button, or subscribe using one of the podcast clients we’ve linked to above. Links to what we discuss are here:ESPN’s Ian O’Connor says Jordan Spieth’s collapse was the most shocking in golf’s history.Neil Paine explains why Spieth’s choke also required a great comeback from Englishman Danny Willett.Here is Sam Hinkie’s 13-page letter to the Philadelphia 76ers’ investors.And here’s Albert Burneko of Deadspin telling us why Hinkie’s words are self-congratulatory and borderline incoherent.On the other side, 76ers’ blogger Andrew Unterberger says Hinkie gave Philly hope.The Washington Post’s Fancy Stats blog outlines the fatal flaws of this year’s NHL playoff teams.And Kevin Allen in USA Today says there are no favorites on the way to the Stanley Cup.Significant Digit: about 1 in 262 trillion. That’s the estimated likelihood of catching five foul balls at the home of the Detroit Tigers, Comerica Park — a feat achieved by Tigers’ fan Bill Dugan at a game on Monday. Embed Code More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed If you’re a fan of our podcasts, be sure to subscribe on Apple Podcasts and leave a rating/review. That helps spread the word to other listeners. And get in touch by email, on Twitter or in the comments. Tell us what you think, send us hot takes to discuss and tell us why we’re wrong. read more

Another big game another big struggle

Ohio State fans thought they could rest easy: The Buckeyes’ big game woes seemed to be over with wins against Oregon in January’s Rose Bowl and Miami (Fla.) at home in September. But alas, Tressel and his boys could not overcome the Camp Randall hoopla and OSU lost Saturday’s game, and its short-lived No. 1 spot, 31-18 against No. 18 Wisconsin. Quarterback Terrelle Pryor looked like he was unable to complete a meaningful pass. The defense allowed Wisconsin to run the ball at will. Special teams gave up a 97-yard touchdown on the opening kickoff. To put it simply, the Buckeyes’ preparation just didn’t pan out. “We’ve got to stop taking stuff for granted,” Pryor said, unwilling to look anyone in the eye after the game. “I wanted to make sure that we stayed focused … and those things I talked about, it happened today.” There were many x-factors reminiscent of recent big-game losses for the Buckeyes, one of which is the 50-percent completion rate for Pryor, who was 14 for 28. In the 2009 Fiesta Bowl, Pryor went 5 for 13 passes, after splitting snaps with then-senior and former starter Todd Boeckman. The then-No. 3 Texas Longhorns beat then-No. 10 OSU 24-21. As a Heisman hopeful and junior leader of the Buckeye squad, Pryor said he felt the weight of the loss on his shoulders after stating he had fully recovered from an injury he suffered during the Illinois game. “I can’t use the quad as an excuse, I had enough that I could run a little bit,” Pryor said. “That’s no excuse at all, I mean, the quad is fine.” It was the Buckeye defense that couldn’t come back from star safety Tyler Moeller’s injury against Illinois, as it gave up 104 yards to Wisconsin running back John Clay. The last time the Buckeyes allowed an opponent more than 100 rushing yards was in another No. 1 matchup on Sept. 13, 2008, when then-No. 5 OSU visited No. 1, Southern California and Joe McKnight racked up 105 yards. In Saturday’s game, the Buckeyes made a run with 18 unanswered points, beginning in the second quarter. But the attempt turned out to be in vain when the Badgers added a touchdown and a field goal in the last seven minutes of the game. “It’s hard to have momentum in somebody else’s house but we had a little bit of momentum,” said coach Jim Tressel about the beginning of the second half. “But, you know, (Wisconsin) delivered.” The loss in momentum, however, that allowed Wisconsin to score the final points was not unlike the loss in momentum with minutes left against USC on Sept. 12, 2009. USC started with the ball on its own 5-yard line and managed to march down the field for a touchdown and 2-point conversion to make the final score 18-15 USC. Running back Brandon Saine, who didn’t see much action until late in the game, said there hadn’t been a mental block for him or his teammates. “I think people were thinking the right things, but you know, coming into the stadium and trying to pull off a win is always hard,” Saine said. “This is one of the toughest places to play ever.” Despite their disappointment, Pryor said the Buckeyes have no reason to give up. “It was a team loss, but we’ll live to fight another day,” Pryor said. read more

Di Francesco spoke about the upcoming Roma derby

first_imgThis week has been completely different for two Roma teams ahead of their derby game – AS Roma managed to complete a huge comeback against Barcelona but Lazio failed to advance against Salzburg and were beaten 4-1 away from home.Eusebio Di Francesco knows that the mood will be different on both sides but Lazio still have got a very strong squad and everything is possible in their upcoming game so they have to prepare properly.The former Sassuolo coach spoke about the upcoming huge game as he said, according to Gianluca Di Marzio:Maurizio Sarri, JuventusMaurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.”They are very physical and up front have a player who is excellent at attacking space. Behind him, they have Milinkovic Savic and Luis Alberto who have great qualities in the last thirty meters. Who arrives better at this match?”“In this game, everything is erased. It’s a match you must approach carefully, we face an angry team, we must expect them to play like we did against Barcelona. M lineup? Perotti and Defrel are out, Florenzi and Manolas are doubtful.”last_img read more