“If Werner went to Liverpool, I would rather see him outside, but there are two absolute grenades in the team with [Sadio] Mane and [Mohamed] Salah. If none of the three strikers get injured or move, he won’t play and I don’t think that’s what he wants. “Liverpool is the absolute benchmark, but in my view he would be better suited to Manchester United or Chelsea.” The Reds, meanwhile, face an uphill struggle to defend their European crown after slipping to a 1-0 defeat to Atletico Madrid on Tuesday night. Despite miraculous European performances in their recent history, Hamann believes his former side may struggle to overcome Diego Simeone’s resilient team. “It will be difficult for Liverpool after the defeat at Atletico,” he said. “After winning 4-0 in the second leg last season against Barcelona [in the semi-finals], everyone thinks they can do it, but they didn’t have a single shot on goal in Madrid. “It is nothing new, however, that they have their problems away from home, that was already the case last season. Atletico will also tear up in Liverpool, I expect a fascinating second leg.” Read Also:Ryan Giggs sends Manchester United message about Daniel James Meanwhile, ex-Liverpool CEO Ian Ayre has picked out a surprise name other than Jurgen Klopp who was integral to Liverpool’s revival in recent years. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentMind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It Appeared6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your Mind20 Facts That’ll Change Your Perception Of “The Big Bang Theory”Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?Who’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time? Loading… The RB Leipzig striker has become one of the hottest properties in European football, racking up an incredible 26 goals and 10 assists in all competitions in the current campaign. His prolific forward play has catapulted Leipzig firmly into the Bundesliga title race, but has also attracted the attentions of the Premier League’s heavy-hitters. Jurgen Klopp’s side have become the favourite to land the 23-year-old in most people’s eyes, with the latest report suggesting his acquisition could be made to work in harmony with their current front three, rather than replacing one of them. Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann has moved to warn his star striker off a move to England, and now Hamann is the latest to have his say on a potential move to Anfield. Writing in his column for Sky, the 2005 Champions League winner with Liverpool wrote: “Timo Werner has continuously improved, he has scored again in the Champions League and has already scored more than 20 goals in the Bundesliga this season. “I trust him to play in a very big team soon. It is of course an honour for him to be linked to Liverpool. “The question is: does he match Liverpool? For me he is strongest when he comes through the middle and can use his greatest weapon: his speed. “With [Roberto] Firmino, Liverpool have a striker who is always playable and connects a lot with his team-mates. Ex-Reds midfielder, Didi Hamann has spoken of his reasons as to why he believes Timo Werner should favour a move to Man Utd or Chelsea, rather than his former club Liverpool.
MADISON, Ind. — The body of a juvenile has been recovered at Clifty Falls State Park on Tuesday.According to Indiana Conservation Officers, the juvenile, whose identity is being withheld, slipped over Hoffman Falls, on elf the park’s steep waterfall.Police responded to an emergency call around noon on Tuesday of a report that two juveniles were hiking off the trail near Hoffman Falls when one slipped into the moving water and went over the edge.No foul play is suspected.DNR officials encourage park visitors to adhere to park trails for the protection of the park and their own safety.
By Greg AregoniLUXEMBURG, Wis. (May 8) – Friday night was game night at Luxemburg Speedway, most notably in the IMCA Modified division when Benji LaCrosse was king.Russ Reinwald led the opening lap before heading down pit lane under caution. Tim Czarneski grabbed the top spot on the restart and pulled ahead of the field by half a straightaway. LaCrosse maneuvered through the field and got to the runner-up spot by lap 10.LaCrosse ran down Czarneski and a game of chess ensued. LaCrosse tried multiple lines with the leader maintaining the top of the track. With two circuits remaining, the duo reached lapped traffic.With the white flag in the air, Czarneski got behind a lapped vehicle on top of the track allowing LaCrosse to move to the bottom more quickly than the leader. LaCrosse stayed down low and got just enough bite to hold off Czarneski at the line.Rod Snellenberger was the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car winner. Todd Wiese topped the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and Cody Junio led all 15 laps of the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock main event.
Press Association But play was called back by referee Lacey and Kearney was sin-binned giving Pienaar a 63rd-minute penalty which he duly slotted to stretch the lead to 16-10. Three minutes later the South African nailed a monster effort from just inside Leinster’s half and the home side now had a considerable comfort blanket. It already looked too late for Leinster and their humiliation was completed with eight minutes remaining when a huge Ulster power play off a scrum on Leinster’s line ultimately saw Gilroy dance through for his 11th PRO12 try of the campaign. Pienaar converted to make it 26-10 and the game ended with 14-man Ulster – replacement prop Andy Warwick had been binned – defending their line as if their lives depended on it. Ulster led 13-10 at half-time and put the pressure on in the second period to take it beyond the visitors, who had no reply in the latter 40 minutes. Leinster, though, made the best possible start by taking play deep into Ulster territory and coming away with an early penalty strike from Gopperth. And after six minutes, things got even better for the visitors as they sought to rescue their already brittle-looking play-off hopes, when Te’o smashed through some weak first-up tackling to score. Gopperth added the extras and Leinster were 10-0 to the good and looking comfortable. Ulster needed to respond and after Pienaar’s opening long-range penalty fell short, they got over the line with Henderson storming over. Pienaar converted his 12th-minute effort and then added a penalty shortly afterwards to tie the scores. There then followed a moment of controversy after Henderson was tip-tackled by Sean O’Brien with referee John Lacey and the TMO opting for a yellow card for the Ireland flanker instead of the red one the home crowed were baying for. Ulster, though, failed to score during O’Brien’s absence – Pienaar was wide with a long-range penalty – but did manage to finish the half by dominating territory and they got their just reward when Pienaar kicked a 37th-minute three-pointer to give the home side the lead for the first time. As the tension rose in a scrappy second half, Paddy Jackson’s chip saw Gilroy gather and touch down but, courtesy of the TMO, it looked clear that Rob Kearney’s hit had forced the winger into touch. Ulster then got a lucky break with Louis Ludik somehow scything through. Tommy Bowe got on the end of Ludik’s pass and was held up short which saw Pienaar then cross-kick for Gilroy who was again put into touch. Tries in each half from man of the match Iain Henderson and the PRO12’s leading try scorer Craig Gilroy helped secure the result – which took Ulster top of the table overnight – which all but ends Leinster’s hopes of making the top four. Four penalties from Ruan Pienaar, who also converted both tries, also contributed to the result while Leinster – who were undoubtedly weary five days on from their Champions Cup exit – scored a try from Ben Te’o along with a conversion and penalty from Jimmy Gopperth. Leaders Ulster ensured their place in the Guinness PRO12 top four with a rare but highly-prized 26-10 victory over Leinster at a damp Kingspan Stadium which keeps the home side on target for a home semi-final.
Rio de Janeiro: Former Uruguay international striker Sebastian Abreu has joined Brazilian non-league club Rio Branco as he extends his professional career to a 26th season. The 42-year-old will represent Rio Branco in the 2019 Espirito Santo state championship after signing a six-month contract, the club said on Thursday. It will be Abreu’s 28th club since he made his senior debut with Uruguay’s Defensor Sporting in 1994. “Fans can look forward to enjoying a great season. I appreciate the affection they have already given me,” Abreu said in a club statement.Abreu is recognized by the Guinness Book of Records as having played for more clubs than any other footballer in history. Last year he broke the previous record held by German goalkeeper Lutz Pfannenstiel, who represented 25 teams in six continents before retiring in 2011. The former Deportivo La Coruna forward has been capped 70 times for Uruguay’s national team, scoring 20 goals. IANS Also Read: Sports News
Lincoln: Ajinkya Rahane, vice-captain in the Indian Test set-up, showed signs of form as he scored a century on the fourth and final day of the second unofficial Test that India ‘A’ played against New Zealand ‘A’ at the Bert Sutcliffe Oval. The game ended in a draw.The match saw all of the top five in the Indian batting line-up cross the 50-run mark in their second innings. While Shubman Gill (136), Hanuma Vihari (59) and Cheteshwar Pujara (53) had gone past the milestone on the third day, it was the turn of Vijay Shankar (66) to join the party on the final day.While Pujara and Gill could not add much to their overnight scores, India ‘A’ continued to dominate as Rahane and Shankar shared a 120-run stand.Rahane reached the three-figure mark in the final session before both teams shook hands to call it a day. The India vice-captain remained unbeaten at 101 with the team’s score on 467/5 in reply to the New Zealand ‘A’ total of 386/9 declared.The first unofficial Test between the two sides had also ended in a draw at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch, meaning the two-match series ended 0-0.India and New Zealand will play a two-Test series starting February 21 in Wellington.Brief Scores: New Zealand ‘A’: 386/9 dec (Daryl Mitchell 103*, Glenn Phillips 65; Sandeep Warrier 2/50, Mohammed Siraj 2/75); India ‘A’: 467/5 (Shubman Gill 136, Ajinkya Rahane 101, Vijay Shankar 66). IANSAlso Read: Always admired Steve Waugh’s mental strength: Ajinkya RahaneAlso Watch: Assam Police destroyed Opium poppy plantation in South Salmara once again
ANOTHER successful day of sport for agencies and departments within the Ministry of Agriculture went down on Friday last at the National Park in Georgetown with Guyana Sugar Corporation (GUYSUCO) retaining their cricket championship in the feature event.Playing in cloudy and humid conditions, Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB) won the toss and asked the defending champions to bat and after their allotted 10 overs, GUYSUCO reached an imposing 172-4.GUYSUCO started miserably when Adrian Singh was dismissed off the first ball of the match but his fellow opener, Troy Matterson and the stylish Andy Mohan added a match-winning second wicket partnership of 121 in just over seven overs.Mohan who began aggressively, smashed 73 from 28 balls with 8 sixes and 4 fours while Matterson accelerated after Mohan was dismissed scored on 80 from 27 balls with 9 sixes and 5 fours.Keith Salroop who got the early wicket finished with 1/19 while Travis Fung 1/40 was the other successful wicket taker for GRDB.In reply, GRBD struggled to keep up with the required run rate and stumbled to 107/7 innings closed. Only Jared Persaud (40) and A. Sharma (30) offered any resistance to the skilled GUYSUCO bowling which was lead by Matterson (2/28) and Mohan (2/6). GUYSUCO won by 65 runs and took their fourth consecutive cricket title.At the presentation ceremony, Troy Matterson was named Man- of- the -Match in the final and was also the tournament’s leading run scorer with 238 runs while Arnim Griffith of the Hydroment Service was the best bowler with six scalps.In other events of the day, National Drainage and Irrigation Authority (NDIA) retained their domino title as well after overcoming Mahaica Mahaicony and Abary Agricultural Development Authority (MMA) and GUYSUCO in the final while MMA beat GRDB in the cards final for their fourth consecutive title as well.There was added excitement with the novelty games which saw good participation by persons from the various departments and agencies. Like the sporting events, the winners of the novelty events won trophies, medals, hampers and other tangible prizes that were presented at the closing ceremony.The day began with the march pass of athletes from the agencies where Deputy Permanent Secretaries, Aretha Henry (Admin) and Dacia Ferguson (Finance) and Technical Development Officer (TDO) of the National Sports Commission (NSC), Seon Erskine took the salute.In her welcome remarks, Henry encouraged the athletes be good ambassadors of their agencies and to take the opportunity to bond with colleagues from the other departments while Erskine praised the Ministry of Agriculture for being the only government agency to have a day of sports.The NSC TDO further stated that sport unites a nation and was happy that so many different persons with so many different skill set professionally and from so many different parts of the country can come together because of sport.The annual sports day wraps up Agriculture month which is observed annually in October and has seen increase in participation every year.At the closing ceremony, trophies and other prizes were presented to all winners including the Fisherie Department won the basketball competition, Guyana School of Agriculture (GSA) were crowned champions of the volleyball competition, NDIA took the table tennis title, MMA won the football championship, Guyana School of Agriculture (GSA) and the Fisheries Department were tied for first place in circle tennis and the Hydromet Service who won the march pass.
The Wisconsin Badgers will take the field at Camp Randall Stadium Saturday to match up with the Minnesota Golden Gophers in college football’s longest rivalry — 115 games and counting. Accompanying the team on the sideline this year will be Paul Bunyan’s Axe.Most UW students probably remember Jonathan Casillas’ punt block and Ben Strickland’s recovery in the end zone to not only snatch victory from the Gophers last year at the Metrodome, but to maintain possession of Paul Bunyan’s Axe, which the Badgers had claimed the year before. Saturday, the Badgers will look to begin their third year in possession of the trophy.The Axe is the trophy used to symbolically capture the essence of the annual struggles between the Badgers and Golden Gophers, and this contest is one of 16 trophy games involving Big Ten Teams.Of the 16 traveling trophy games, 12 feature rivalries between two Big Ten schools; both totals far and away surpass any other conference in the nation. The Southeastern Conference has eight rivalry games that present trophies to the winner and the Big 12 has six.According to Scott Chipman, Big Ten Conference director of communications, the first season of Big Ten football was in 1896, which has given schools an awful long time to heat up their competitive juices.”Rivalries tend to be formed over time,” Chipman said. “The fact that the Big Ten has been playing football for over a century means that border battles and other rivalries have had a lot of time to not only develop, but become embedded in the cultures of some universities.”Kyle Coughlin, the director of communications for the athletic department at Minnesota, said it’s impossible for universities not to develop heated rivalries with schools they play on a consistent basis, and the trophies are simply added to give the games some more emphasis.Incidentally, the Gophers are involved in a quarter of the Big Ten’s trophy games.Now that Big Ten football is in full swing, it seems like U of M is always playing in some kind of rivalry game. It seems like they’re always playing for a trophy. Well, that’s not far from true, as up to half their conference games in any given season could involve a trophy. Along with UW, the Gophers’ other trophy opponents are the University of Iowa, the University of Michigan and Penn State.Coughlin defended the number of trophies U of M can play for, saying it’s about tradition.”When you’re a charter member of the Big Ten Conference, there’s a lot of history there and a lot of football,” Coughlin said. “For example, Minnesota and Wisconsin is the longest rivalry in college football, they’re going to be playing their 116th game this Saturday. Trophies merely serve to highlight the fact that it is a big rivalry.”Paul Bunyan’s Axe fashions the contrasting colors of the rival universities, and has been presented annually to the victor in the rivalry since 1948. Interestingly, according to releases from both university athletic departments, before the Axe became the trophy, bacon was originally awarded to the victor. In 1930, a doctor from Minneapolis created the Slab of Bacon to match the Little Brown Jug, which goes to the winner of the Michigan-Minnesota game. The idea behind the slab was that the Wisconsin-Minnesota winner would “bring home the bacon.” According to Coughlin, though, the bacon mysteriously went missing in the early ’40s, and the Axe replaced it a few years later.The Little Brown Jug, currently in Michigan’s possession, dates back to 1903. Coughlin said the jug trophy originated as a spat between Michigan’s and Minnesota’s athletic departments.”The Little Brown Jug tradition began when Michigan’s coach, Fielding Yost, left his water jug on the field after a game in 1903,” he said. “Yost sent a letter to Minnesota, asking for the jug back, and L.J. Cooke, head of the athletics department, wrote a letter challenging Yost to win it back.”Another personal-rivalry trophy for U of M is the Floyd of Rosedale, which resulted from a quarrel over crowd control between Minnesota and Iowa’s respective governors. The governors bet each state’s prize pigs before the 1935 showdown.”The great thing about the Floyd of Rosedale is that it was originally a real pig,” Coughlin said. “But because the pig died about a year later, they decided to make a bronze trophy to replace the real pig.”U of M’s other trophy game, which they lost in a heartbreaker last weekend to PSU, does not find its origins in some kind of personal rivalry or even a border battle. This Governor’s Victory Bell was created on Sept. 4, 1993, simply to commemorate the Nittany Lions’ first Big Ten Conference game.While a trophy started in 1993 would be considered recent by a conference rivalry’s standard, the Victory Bell does not hold the distinction of the Big Ten’s baby trophy. That distinction belongs to the Heartland Trophy, which was created in 2004.The 2-year-old trophy, according to Iowa athletic communications director Phil Haddy, came into existence because UW athletic director Barry Alvarez and U of I athletic director Bob Bowlsby just decided there needed to be a trophy for the annual contest.”The two athletic directors just got together and came to the decision that there should be a trophy to go along with the game,” Haddy said. “The rivalry has been competitive, and it happens every year, so why not have a trophy representing the rivalry?”Though the majority of the Big Ten trophy games are between conference rivals, four of the inter-conference trophies qualify to be eligible to be trophy rivalries due to the fact that they are border battles and intrastate rivalries.The intrastate rivalry trophy is the Cyhawk Trophy, created in 1977, and is awarded to the victor in the contest between the Iowa Hawkeyes and the Iowa State Cyclones. Haddy said the rivalry between Iowa’s two schools became so intense, that the athletic directors of the respective universities agreed to create a trophy to represent the spirit of the rivalry.Notre Dame and Purdue also compete in an intrastate (Indiana) rivalry for the Shillelagh Trophy. This trophy is a woman who carries a football with the symbol of the victor engraved on it, along with the score of the game. ND’s football communications director Brian Hardin explained the origin of the trophy.”A fisherman from Indiana who always followed the teams decided to carve the Shillelagh Trophy in 1957,” Hardin said. “He wanted a platform to display the results of the games each year, so he decided to make the trophy.”The Fighting Irish are involved in one other Big Ten trophy game. ND snagged the Megaphone from Michigan State this season in a mind-numbing collapse for the Spartans. This border battle trophy was created in 1948 at a “friendly foe” party.According to Hardin, Irish and Spartan alumni typically get together before games and boast of their schools’ greatness. During one of these parties in 1947, an MSU alumnus challenged an ND alumnus and the trophy, which was a true cheerleading megaphone with the colors of both universities, was created. Hardin said the megaphone represents the banter going back and forth between schools.Of lesser note, since both Indiana University and the University of Kentucky haven’t had a competitive football team in the longest of times, the Wildcats-Hoosiers border battle presents the winner with the Bourbon Barrel.
On Dec. 7, 2007, the USC women’s soccer team defeated UCLA 2-1 in the NCAA semifinals on its way to the program’s first national championship. That win, however, represents USC’s only victory against the Bruins in the last 11 games of the crosstown series.The Women of Troy are 3-17-1 all time against UCLA, including a pair of losses to their rivals last season.“It’s a step the program needs to take,” USC coach Ali Khosroshahin said about beating UCLA.Doing that will be no easy task again this season, with the Bruins (14-2-1, 5-1) entering Friday night’s nationally televised match ranked No. 3 in the nation.No. 18 USC (12-5, 4-2) will have to first contend with a trio of dangerous Bruin attackers.Senior forward Lauren Cheney, who has played 16 games for the United States women’s national team including three games at the 2008 Olympics, is a three-time first-team All-American and has nine goals and six assists on the year.Sophomore forward Sydney Leroux is tied for second in the Pac-10 with 15 goals on the season and senior forward Kristina Larsen has added eight goals.“They’ve got a ton of great players,” USC senior goalkeeper Kristin Olsen said.UCLA has won 14 of their last 15 games, the only blemish being a 2-0 road loss to No. 1 Stanford.USC sits in fourth place in the Pac-10, two spots behind the Bruins, after a weekend split at home with the Oregon schools.Khosroshahin was pleased with his team’s improved effort in Sunday’s 1-0 win over the Ducks but still thinks his team can play better.“We have to play smarter,” Khosroshahin said. “If we don’t play smarter, it’s going be a difficult match.”USC will rely heavily on Olsen, an All-American between the pipes. Olsen has been named Pac-10 Player of the Week twice this season and leads the Pac-10 with 80 saves, 30 more than her closest competitor.“She’s a huge player for us,” redshirt senior defender Meagan Holmes said. “Every game she comes up big for us and I can always count on her back there.”Junior midfielder Alyssa Dávila will be counted on to lead the Women of Troy offense against a stout Bruins back line. Dávila leads USC with nine goals and is tied for the team-high in assists with four.Looking to change up his team’s fortunes after an upset loss to Oregon State last Friday, Khosroshahin inserted Dávila into the starting lineup against Oregon. The move paid off as she scored what proved to be the game-winning goal less than eight minutes into the match.The Women of Troy understand the importance of the rivalry with the Bruins, but they say they’re treating it like any other game.“We’re just going to play our game and not change anything for them,” Holmes said.“Big rivalry,” Dávila added. “But we’re just looking forward to taking care of business.”Friday’s game will kick off at 7 p.m. at UCLA’s Drake Stadium, the site of UCLA’s 1-0 win in the NCAA tournament round of 16 that ended USC’s season a year ago.
Megan McCormick / The Badger HeraldDespite two difficult overtime losses over the weekend at Michigan Tech, Wisconsin men’s hockey head coach Mike Eaves said he doesn’t believe his young team has any confidence issues moving forward.However, Eaves did stress the need for his team not to press, especially his captains.“With the captains today, we talked about the fact that one of their challenges is not to be super captains, to do their part,” Eaves said. “Less is more. And that’s a difficult thing for adults to understand, let alone kids that are 18- to [early-20s-years-old].”As Eaves addressed the media in his weekly press conference Monday, he said he needed players like assistant captain Justin Schultz to adopt the “less is more” mentality in particular.“(Justin) wants so badly for the team to do well that he’s stepping outside what he would naturally do,” Eaves said. “You can see it on the ice out there. He’s got to try to strike a balance with the type of team that we have and understand that, and he’s learning.”When asked by a reporter about whether the fact captain and junior defenseman John Ramage had been on the ice for the majority of opposing goals was a result of him trying to do too much as well, Eaves said he thought Ramage’s struggles were a combination of factors.“I think he’s in a little bit of funk,” Eaves said. “On Saturday, he hits the guy in the shaft, (puck) goes in the net. So I think it’s a combination of some bad luck right now. I think he’s (also) trying to do a little bit too much. In other parts of his game (though), we see him moving well and doing very much the job we need him to do.”Through the first four games of the season, the Badgers (1-3, 0-2 WCHA) have struggled to see consistent goal production from their top offensive lines. While Wisconsin’s three losses have each come by only one goal, Eaves admitted that putting the puck in net is the toughest adjustment for a young player to make in college hockey.“There’s no question,” Eaves said. “When you lose Craig Smith and Jordy Murray, you’re trying to replace some offense, and you bring in talented guys, for instance Joseph LaBate, who is an offensive guy, and Brad Navin – it’s going to take [them] some time [to adjust].“[Assistant coach Bill] Butters and I were talking on our way over here, and it’s like we want our first-semester freshmen to be playing like second-semester juniors, and that’s just not going to happen.”Eaves did say, however, that his freshmen are moving in the right direction. He was particularly impressed on Saturday with the play of Navin, a freshman transitioning from Wisconsin high school hockey directly to the University of Wisconsin, which is rare.“It was really encouraging to us as a coaching staff to see the type of game (Navin) played on Saturday night, because he took a step,” Eaves said. “He didn’t look like a freshman. He played with some confidence, and that’s what he needs to feel. That’s what we needed to see. If he keeps doing that, he’s going to be on that score sheet more often.”Eaves said he also continues to be pleased with the play of his young goaltenders, Landon Peterson and Joel Rumpel, both freshmen who have widely exceeded expectations.“We as a staff talked about that,” Eaves said. “The captains have said that’s one of the things that’s been answered pretty emphatically here, is these young men have stepped in and done a nice job. In all games that we’ve played, they’ve given us a chance to be victorious.”At the conclusion of his press conference, Eaves said it would be important for his team to forget about the recent tough losses and shift its focus to the upcoming match-up with rival North Dakota this weekend at home in the Kohl Center.“No matter what happened this past weekend, our job here is to get back to practice, make sure we’re getting better in all areas and get ready for North Dakota,” Eaves said. “North Dakota’s going to be fun to get up for.”