Sarri on his substitutions, Jorginho, changing system – and negative Wolves tactics

first_img“Jorginho, if the other players do not move without the ball, is in trouble, because he is really very able to play with one touch.“Of course if you want to play with one touch you need movements with the other players.“Then in the last 20 minutes, Jorginho is not suitable for 4-2-3-1, so it (taking him off) was only a consequence of the change of system, not the performance.“I know him very well. He can go in trouble if all the rest of the team is not moving.”On fans jeering Jorginho“He is a very strong character and he is a professional player, so he has to play in every condition.” “We started (the substitutions) Loftus-Cheek because in my opinion we needed more of a physical impact in the opposition box.“Then Odoi because it was impossible to change our match in that moment so it was really very important to have a player very able one-against-one.“Then, for the first time this season, we changed the system and we played the last 20 minutes with 4-2-3-1.“It wasn’t easy because the problem wasn’t the system but our way of playing – we need to move the ball faster.”On why he changed the system“Because for the first time we were playing against a team who didn’t want to play. They didn’t counter-attack in the last 20 minutes, so we had to try.”On more criticism of JorginhoEmbed from Getty Images Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri spoke about a number of issues at a media conference after the draw against Wolves. Here’s some of what the Italian had to say. AdChoices广告On the match“We made a lot of mistakes but we deserved to win. We were unlucky because we conceded a goal in the first situation inside our box – the first and the last in all the 90 minutes.“We were unlucky on that, but on the other hand we need to improve in attack against teams who defend in the last 20 metres with 11 players.“We needed to move faster and needed more movement without the ball.“Today we played with five touches and if there is no space it is very difficult to score if you play with five or six touches.“We need to improve in this kind of situation. We can’t keep taking five or six touches. We need to improve in this kind of situation.“Hazard is a great player, he can solve this situation, but during the match was like the other players. He needs more movement without the ball.”Embed from Getty Imagescenter_img On whether it was a missed opportunity“When you have to play only 10 matches, every match you are unable to win is a missed opportunity of course.“Today was a great opportunity to gain three points. We were not able to, but in the last six matches we won four and drew the other two, so there is a little bit of consistency in this moment.“We have to think only of the next match. We have to recover two points immediately.”On whether he is confident Chelsea will make the top four“Yes of course. We are in a moment of consistency. We have only to continue.“We are confident of course. We have one match (in hand) on the others (vying for the top four). So we have to be confident.”On his substitutionsEmbed from Getty Images Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

It’s no “happy little accident” the COVID-19 pandemic led to a boom in Bob Ross’ ‘The Joy of Painting’

first_imgTubi/Bob Ross Inc.(LOS ANGELES) — Though he’s been gone 25 years, ever-calming TV presence Bob Ross and his show The Joy of Painting has seen a resurgence — particularly in the high-stress world in which we now find ourselves.The show, famous for the painter’s calming voice and ability to whip up a masterpiece in every episode, has attracted a whole new generation of fans. Now the worldwide streaming service Tubi has picked up the public television series — and it’s more popular than ever, Joan Kowalski, CEO of Bob Ross Inc. tells ABC Audio. “It started about five years ago when there was an eight-day marathon on Twitch TV which brought out all the millennials, generation X, Y and Zs,” says Kowalski, whose parents discovered Ross and helped bring him to public TV in the ’80s.  “And then with the pandemic, we’ve gotten another surge with people staying at home and they remember how much they want to have Bob in their lives — and they’re painting, too!”With COVID-19, “They are watching like crazy and they’re starting to paint because they’re it’s a thing you can do by yourself,” Kowalski says.  “And just Bob’s whole disposition, his whole personality, of course, obviously is just perfect. People are…stressed out, and they’re trying to figure out what to do all their home. And that’s just a recipe for Bob Ross right there.”Additionally, Ross’ likeness can now be found on t-shirts, bobbleheads, and even a Funko Pop toy.“He always sort of liked that whole concept when he was alive,” says Kowalski. “[I]t’s probably the one thing that he would really loved a lot would be like the merchandise and everything. Any collectible you want, there a Bob Ross one, too, and just it’s taking off like crazy.” By Stephen IervolinoCopyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Steelers keep tinkering, pick up safety Wilcox from Bucs

first_imgPITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers continue to tinker with their secondary, acquiring safety J.J. Wilcox from Tampa Bay.Wilcox, a fifth-year pro who played the past four seasons with the Dallas Cowboys, was sent to the Steelers on Sunday along with a seventh-round pick in 2019 in exchange for Pittsburgh’s sixth-round pick in the 2018 draft.Wilcox had five interceptions across 58 games in four seasons in Dallas.The trade comes a day after Pittsburgh sent cornerback Ross Cockrell to the New York Giants and four days after the team signed former Cleveland Browns cornerback Joe Haden.The Steelers also filled out their practice squad Sunday. The 10-man squad includes running back Fitzgerald Toussaint, tight end Jake McGee, wide receiver Marcus Tucker, former Pitt linebacker Matt Galambos, safety Jacob Hagen, defensive end Lavon Hooks, linebacker Farrington Huguenin and cornerback Dashaun Phillips.___This story has been corrected to include the proper terms of the trade.___For more NFL coverage: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFL Dallas Cowboys safety J.J. Wilcox (27) intercepts a pass in the end zone during an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, December 21, 2014 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/James D Smith)last_img read more

The Sky’s The Limit—CAPA senior Sundiata El Rice conquers whatever he puts his mind to

first_imgFrom martial arts to acting, CAPA senior Sundiata El Rice conquers whatever he puts his mind to“To be young gifted and Black, oh what a lovely precious dream…”The words to this iconic song by Nina Simone take on an entirely different frame of reference for 17-year-old Sundiata El Rice, a Pittsburgh CAPA high school senior studying theater.While still in elementary school, between the ages of 8 and 14, he won 25 martial arts special awards comprised of seven state championships, nine national and nine international.His trophies are too numerous to count for his achievements in Tang Soo Do, a form of Korean martial arts. Like many young men, he was exposed to martial arts via his exposure to Bruce Lee movies, the Rush Hour movie series, and, yes, video games.His grandmother, Aisha White, learned of his interest and took him to C.S. Kim karate school, enrolled him and El Rice took it from there.El Rice’s mother, Tashia Scott’El Terry, said she was “worried at first because I don’t think he was counting on how demanding it would be. And he was unaccustomed to taking discipline from a man such as his instructor. And truthfully, it did take him awhile to adjust. And just before he won his first competition, I saw it come together for him.”“Martial arts became the tool to help me deal with many of the things I was going through personally, like the fact that the man my mother married turned out to be mean and abusive,” El Rice revealed in an interview with the New Pittsburgh Courier. “This training became a way for me to vent and express some of the anger I was holding.”last_img read more

Future bright for Woods after PGA, but Koepka is in the way

first_imgTiger Woods celebrates his birdie putt on the 18th green during the final round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at Bellerive Country Club, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) ST. LOUIS (AP) — Over an ear-splitting afternoon in which most of the cheers weren’t for him, Brooks Koepka got a taste of what golf feels like when Tiger Woods is in the hunt. And in his exhilarating but ultimately futile attempt to catch Koepka at the PGA Championship, Woods got a taste of what it’s going to take to get back on top in the majors.Woods provided the thrills Sunday — a fist-pumping, club-slamming, roller-coaster ride of a final round in which he threatened from beginning to end but couldn’t knock Koepka out of the lead, or deny him the trophy.Tiger Woods celebrates after making a birdie putt on the 18th green during the final round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at Bellerive Country Club, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)center_img Koepka heard the commotion in front of him all day — “You could hear a different roar like every 30 seconds, so we knew what was going on,” he said — but did what he does best at the majors: He put on a calm, collected show of precision golf to hold off Woods by two shots and become only the fifth person to win a U.S. Open and PGA Championship in the same year.When it was over, Woods had a warm hug and a huge smile for the guy he calls “Brooksy.”Brooks Koepka is cheered on the 18th green as he wins the PGA Championship golf tournament at Bellerive Country Club, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)“It’s tough to beat when the guy hits it 340 down the middle,” Woods said. “When a guy’s doing that and hitting it straight, and as good a putter as he is, it’s tough to beat.”Koepka set the PGA Championship record with a four-day score of 16-under 264. His best shot over a final round of 4-under 66 was a lasered 4-iron to the 16th green that landed 6 feet away and set up a birdie. That gave Koepka a two-shot cushion that allowed him to coast into the finish, much the way he did at Shinnecock earlier this summer, and at Erin Hills in last year’s U.S. Open.Drama? That was Woods’ domain.Boy did he deliver.Over a wild first nine holes, Woods didn’t hit a single fairway off the tee but got up and down from everywhere. He needed a grand total of 10 putts to make the turn in 3-under 32 and stay within two shots.He hit a poor approach on No. 11, but stared down a 30-foot putt for birdie that would have kept momentum on his side. The ball came to rest on the inner-edge of the cup — much like the famous chip-in on the 16th hole at Augusta in 2005. That one went in. This one stayed out, and Woods bent down and dropped his hands to his knees in agony.But he did not quit. He hit an approach to 5 feet for birdie on 12, then a tee shot to 10 for another birdie on 13.Roars echoed through the trees at Bellerive.“We didn’t mention it at all,” said Koepka’s caddie, Ricky Elliott. “It was pretty evident what Tiger was doing.”Woods could’ve made it louder.He had a 20-foot putt on No. 16 to capture a share of the lead, but pushed it barely off line. He followed by blocking his drive on 17 to the right of a creek that skirts the right-hand side of the par-5 hole. He scrambled for a par there when he really needed a birdie and was three back once he reached the 18th fairway.For one final flourish, Woods sank a 19-foot putt for a birdie that got him to 14 under and pumped his fist to celebrate.“Making that putt at least gave me a chance,” Woods said.Brooks Koepka holds the Wanamaker Trophy after he won the PGA Championship golf tournament at Bellerive Country Club, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)He needed Koepka to collapse over the last two holes.It wasn’t going to happen.Koepka is proving to be the prototype player for his generation and beyond — a 28-year-old workout nut who splits time between the weight room and the driving range. He’s got deft touch and a pure putting stroke, but is more about overpowering golf courses than overthinking them.He has now won three majors over the past 14 months — and joins Jordan Spieth, Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson and Woods as the only players since World War II with three majors before turning 30.Getting the best of Koepka sets up as a daunting challenge for Woods, though the 42-year-old, 14-time major winner could easily argue he’s been through worse.He’s had multiple back surgeries, and as recently as 11 months ago, wasn’t able to swing a golf club.He has now contended on the back nine on Sunday in consecutive majors — making it clear that Koepka, Dustin Johnson, Spieth and the rest of that generation could very well have to deal with him, and all the baggage that comes with him, in majors in 2019 and beyond.“This is the first real Tiger effect I’ve experienced, with that many people,” said defending champion Justin Thomas, who played two groups ahead and finished tied for sixth.While Woods has never been one to celebrate a loss, he couldn’t help but feel good about the road he’s taken over the past year — one that ended with a tantalizingly close call at Bellerive.“I’m in uncharted territory,” Woods said. “I had to kind of figure this out on my own and it’s been really hard — a lot harder than people think. And I’m just very pleased at what I’ve done so far … going from where I’ve come from, to now over the last year, it’s been pretty cool.”Tiger Woods celebrates after making a birdie putt on the 18th green during the final round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at Bellerive Country Club, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)last_img read more

Real Madrid looking to bring in Juan Mata to replace Isco

first_imgAdvertisement 2zikNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsb0wjWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eex2rh( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 7hknWould you ever consider trying this?😱42vvCan your students do this? 🌚s5d3Roller skating! Powered by Firework Juan Mata’s contract at the United dressing room runs out next year. Reports from El Gol Digital claim that , Santiago Solari , the newest man in charge of Real Madrid wants the United playmaker at Santiago Bernabeu soon.Advertisement Mata recently had reached 50 goals and 50 assists milestone. “After the game, I was told that I had reached both 50 goals and 50 assists in the Premier League,” he wrote on his blog.Advertisement “It’s a great stat and something that I am obviously very proud of.“But I want more, so I am going to continue trying to improve on those numbers.Advertisement “I have already been playing for many years in England, and I have to say that I am very grateful to both Chelsea and Manchester United for allowing me to enjoy English football for so long.“I am spending a big part of my career in the Premier League and I want to thank both them and all of you, as it is a competition which I love.“It is a very special league for players on many levels and I feel very fortunate.”Mata and United are back in action on Wednesday evening against Valencia in the Champions League. Advertisementlast_img read more

Ohio State mens volleyball look to avenge early season losses against Penn

Redshirt-junior opposite Andrew Lutz (11) strikes the ball during a match against Grand Canyon Feb. 21 at St. John Arena. OSU won, 3-0.Credit: Jonathan McAllister / Lantern photographerWill the third time actually be the charm for the Ohio State men’s volleyball team?The Buckeyes are preparing to redeem themselves in what be their third match against Penn State in 2014, after falling to the Nittany Lions in previous matches 3-0 and 3-1.“The past two matches we played them this season we lost, one in Hawaii and one at their place,” redshirt-freshman middle blocker Driss Guessous said. “The last match was very close and could have gone either way. Speaking for me personally, I have been looking forward to getting another shot at them since that last match.”OSU played the Nittany Lions Jan. 11 in Hawaii and Feb. 5 at State College.Coach Pete Hanson said he hopes the team has learned from its previous mistakes made against Penn State, and will improve on them in Friday’s match.“We had a chance to win some of those games and perhaps win the match. We just didn’t make enough of the right types of plays at the end of the games, and again those are lessons that these young guys just have to keep going through and learn over time, and hopefully we have learned some of them and are going to be better,” Hanson said. “It will be a competitive match.”Redshirt-junior setter Peter Heinen said the Buckeyes have a solid understanding of how the Nittany Lions play.“We have seen this team play many times the past couple of years and know their tendencies very well,” Heinen said. “We just need to be able to execute our scouting report and play hard with a lot of energy.”Heinen said the Nittany Lions’ style of play is comparable to OSU’s.“We are both hard-hitting teams,” Heinen said. “So it will be an exciting match to watch as both teams work to outhit each other.”The coaches and players on each team know each other well, which leads to an intense rivalry, Hanson said. Penn State assistant coach Colin McMillan is a former Buckeye player who was coached by Hanson.The players on both teams also have had history competing with or against each other since their early volleyball careers, which makes this rivalry even stronger, Guessous said.“They (Penn State) are able to recruit great players and a lot of guys that we have played with or against in high school,” Guessous said. “That also contributes to the heightened atmosphere whenever we play those guys, because for a lot of us, it’s personal.”The Buckeyes are preparing for another tough match this week, after losing to No. 15 IPFW 3-2 Wednesday. However, OSU will not have a problem playing with high energy and confidence Friday despite the loss, Guessous said.“The match is going to be a grind. It is going to come down to which team has more desire, hustle, and a little bit of luck. This is one of those matches where it is easier to get fired up to play and I think that will be reflected through the effort we show in our plays,” Guessous said.The match is scheduled for Friday at 7 p.m. at St. John Arena. read more

Despite praise and accolades JT Barrett is still earning his stripes

Redshirt-freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett (16) runs the ball during a game against Cincinnati on Sept. 27 at Ohio Stadium. OSU won, 50-28, behind 409 yards of total offense from Barrett.Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorWhen the Ohio State football team took the field to open the season, Urban Meyer didn’t know what to expect from his quarterback.But five weeks and four Big Ten awards later, the OSU coach said he has a better idea of what redshirt-freshman J.T. Barrett’s development has been like.“J.T. continues to be a very good distributor, completing a high percentage of his balls, and really we’re giving him more and more responsibility about getting us in the right play, which is a big part of what the quarterback’s expected to do,” Meyer said after OSU’s 50-28 win against Cincinnati on Saturday.On Tuesday, Meyer said his comfort level with Barrett under center is “night and day” from what it was when the Buckeyes took the field against Navy on Aug. 30, but a day earlier, he had made it clear Barrett’s play hasn’t earned him a permanent spot.Senior quarterback Braxton Miller — who is out for the season with a torn labrum in his throwing shoulder — is expected to return to the Buckeyes as a fifth-year senior in 2015. And Meyer put any potential talk of a quarterback controversy to rest with one simple phrase: “Braxton is our quarterback.”“To be fair to Braxton, Big Ten Player of the Year,” Meyer said Monday. “Good to know we’ve got both of them.”But Meyer isn’t dismissing Barrett’s work. Moments before saying he is committed to Miller as the Buckeyes’ quarterback, Meyer stressed the confidence he has in Barrett this season.“I love J.T., he’s fun to coach,” Meyer said. “He’s a guy that has a great demeanor on the sideline. He’s a student of the game.”Meyer hasn’t been the only person to praise Barrett’s play.Sophomore H-back Dontre Wilson — who was part of the same recruiting class as Barrett coming out of high school — said the young quarterback is “playing very well” so far this season.Senior quarterback Braxton Miller, who is out for the season with a torn labrum in his throwing shoulder, arrived at Ohio Stadium for a game against Virginia Tech dressed in a suit before spending the game in the press box and on the sidelines. OSU lost, 35-21.Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editor“I always knew he had it in him because he’s such a great leader,” Wilson said after the win against the Bearcats. “He works really hard, and now, he’s just perfecting his craft.”On top of receiving a total of three Big Ten Freshman of the Week awards and one Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week award, Barrett has reaped praise from teammates and the coaching staff alike, along with some constructive criticism.After that Cincinnati game — in which Barrett gained 409 yards of total offense, good for the second-best output in school history — Meyer said the Wichita Falls, Texas, native still has room for improvement as a field general that was noticeable on the field. The third-year OSU coach said Barrett needs to do a better job communication in order to prevent penatlies from the offensive line.Meyer said the line was having trouble hearing Barrett’s cadence, which led to multiple false starts and therefore lost yardage against Cincinnati.“I kept screaming ‘Peyton Manning’ at him, because when I study or just get to watch games, Peyton Manning’s still as good as I’ve ever seen as far as taking control,” Meyer said after the game. “And (Barrett’s) not there yet, so (he needs to) take control of the offense.”Despite the praise and criticism, as well as Meyer’s stated commitment to Miller, Barrett is still set to have the rest of the season to prove his merit as OSU’s starting quarterback.The Buckeyes’ next game is scheduled for Saturday against Maryland in College Park, Md at Byrd Stadium. Kickoff is set for noon. read more

Football Urban Meyer and Ohio State begin preparation for No 9 Penn

Ohio State redshirt senior receivers Parris Campbell (21) and Johnnie Dixon (1) celebrate after Campbell records his second touchdown reception of the day. Ohio State defeated Tulane 49-6. Credit: Amal Saeed | Assistant Photo EditorFrom the moment Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer took the podium in his Monday press conference, one thing was on his mind. It was not his return to the sideline or Saturday’s 49-6 win against Tulane. It was No. 9 Penn State. Through four games this season, Meyer sees the same quality team even with the Nittany Lions having lost both running back Saquon Barkley and tight end Mike Gesicki to the NFL after last season. “We don’t see much difference at all,” Meyer said. “Scheme’s very similar to what they’ve done in the past and obviously the quarterback’s the guy that makes it go.”Along with preparing for redshirt senior quarterback Trace McSorley, Meyer said Ohio State will have to prepare for the atmosphere when the Buckeyes travel to State College, Pennsylvania, on Saturday. Meyer said the atmosphere at Beaver Stadium is “one of the tops in the country” and the fans are like the ones he sees in Ohio Stadium. “It’s just a difficult place. Certainly one of the top five stadiums to play in, hard to play in,” Meyer said. “Very loud and the fans are into it. And very good environment. Great environment.”Meyer said Ohio State has the leadership with several returning starters to lead the players into what many consider as a hostile road game. “It’s essential,” Meyer said. “You don’t win that game without good leadership.”Nick Bosa injury updateMeyer said Monday that junior defensive end Nick Bosa will not play against Penn State on Saturday. “Nick Bosa is still not ready,” Meyer said. “It’s going to be a few more weeks, but we expect him back.” Meyer said last week that Bosa would miss the Tulane game after undergoing surgery to repair a core muscle injury. The timetable on his return has still not been announced. In Monday’s press conference, the head coach said he has conversations with Bosa’s family about his recovery affecting his future, with many considering him as a top-10 pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. “We’ve already had those discussions a little bit. But that’s down the road when he becomes healthy again,” Meyer said. “Those conversations will be had, but absolutely. Not that you treat anybody different than another player. I want to make sure that’s clear. But that’s a real conversation that we’re going to have.” Meyer also said Monday that redshirt junior defensive lineman Robert Landers and redshirt junior running back Mike Weber will play against Penn State on Saturday. read more

Bahamas Fantastic Four off to Mexico City

first_img Related Items: Elana MackeyThe trip is being sponsored by the company Compass, IC of The Bahamas and IC of Mexico.   The Council of International Lawn Tennis Clubs has as its slogan, “Hands across the net, friendship across the ocean”Press Release: DPA News Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppDonte Armbrister#Bahamas, November 4, 2017 – Nassau – The year was 2013, when gold was won for The Bahamas by the Fantastic Four:  Donte Armbrister, Jacobi Bain, Sydney Clarke and Elana Mackey at the “Inaugural ITF/GSDF  12U Team Championship” for the English-Speaking Caribbean in Jamaica.   Now four years later, the Fantastic Four have come together one more time to represent their country at the Compass North American IC 16 and Under Junior Challenge in Mexico City.Jacobi BainThe 3-day tournament will be held at Club Raquetas Bosques.  Our IC Bahamas Junior Team will play in a round-robin format in singles and doubles events each day against two teams from Mexico and one from the United States.   It is expected to be a very competitive tournament.   The winning team will advance to the Compass Worldwide Finals in Tokyo, Japan October 8 – 12, 2018 with winning teams from other continents. Sydney ClarkeThe Team, captained by Mr. Kit Spencer, President of IC Bahamas, departs Nassau today and returns on Friday, November 10, 2017.   Monday is the official practice day together with a philanthropy clinic for local ball boys.   Our Team will assist with the clinic as a form of “giving back”.   Match play begins on Tuesday.last_img read more