NBA trade rumors: 76ers could be interested in Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

first_imgThe 76ers may want to add a guard.Philadelphia “could have eyes for” Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, The Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor reported on a recent podcast. The 76ers are also “highly interested,” in acquiring Cavaliers sharpshooter Kyle Korver, according to an earlier report from the New York Times. The 76ers have an open roster spot and are looking to add shooters after they traded Dario Saric and Robert Covington to the Timberwolves in exchange for Jimmy Butler last weekend.Butler is expected to make his 76ers debut when they face the Magic on Wednesday. NBA trade rumors: 76ers are ‘highly interested’ in acquiring Cavaliers guard Kyle Korver Caldwell-Pope has averaged 6.4 points and 1.8 rebounds in 18.6 minutes per game with the Lakers this season. He has also struggled shooting the basketball as he has knocked down just 28.2 percent of his 3-point attempts.Caldwell-Pope signed a new one-year, $12 million deal with the Lakers this offseason after he played for the team in 2017-18. He is not eligible to be traded until Dec. 15.center_img Celtics G Marcus Smart discusses locker room outburst: ‘We have to look ourselves in the mirror’ Related Newslast_img read more

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Shopping in the Epcot Countries – Get to Know China

first_imgShare This!Epcot’s World Showcase countries are a magical entree into the world at large. Even if you can’t get to China or France or Morocco, you can gain some insight into the culture of those places through the attractions, architecture, and food represented in the Epcot pavilions. But let’s face it, one of the key enticements of the World Showcase pavilions is the shopping. Even if you’ll never get to London, you can get souvenirs from the United Kingdom without ever leaving Florida.We’re going on a tour of the shopping opportunities in Epcot’s World Showcase countries — this time we’re visiting China. Bear in mind that the merchandise mix in the parks is constantly changing. While all the photos in these posts were taken in the first half of 2019, it’s quite possible that some of these specific items will be gone by the time you visit. They will, however, give you the flavor of what you can expect to find as you shop around the World Showcase.The China pavilion has one of the largest stores in the World Showcase, featuring one of the wider arrays of merchandise, from $1 trinket toys on up ceramic and jade objects costing tens of thousands of dollars. If you’re with a group with a range of shopping interests, China be near the top of your visit list.Clothing and AccessoriesThe clothing, accessories, and jewelry sold in China range from traditional silk and silver to items with no demonstrably Chinese origin. You might find a silk dress for a heritage pageant, or some comfy silk PJs, a tee or sweatshirt embellished with signs of the Chinese zodiac, a plain black leather purse, or almost anything else. Toys and GamesLook for plush creatures, puzzles, games, and other toys small and large. Many of these items have a panda theme, which makes sense this being China. Some of these items are similar to the panda toys sold at the Animal Kingdom. Sadly, there are no actual pandas at Walt Disney World. Home DecorChina sells home decor items that range from truly elegant porcelain vases, to items that are not particularly elegant, but that may be amusing. There is also a large wall of swords for sale in the China pavilion – let’s assume they’re decorative. FoodGiven the size of the China pavilion shops, there is relative lack of food items sold here. Most of the stock is related to tea or candy, with some bottled beverages as well.center_img MiscellaneousThe China pavilion shops sell lots of things that are, well, things. Some of these items are practical, like stationery or books. For other things, you may not be really sure what they are or why they’re there, but they’re awesome and you want them. What do you like to buy in China? Do you have a favorite item you’ve purchased there? Let us know in the comments.last_img read more

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Physical Security Executives Gather to Demystify IT Techno-Babble to Better Engage the C-Suite

first_imgIn response to the growing number of cyber-attacks and data breaches that are increasing the exposure to corporate C-suite and boards of directors, a select group of thirty high-level security executives gathered in Chicago February 26th for networking and sharing strategies to better position themselves in C-level discussions.The intent of the meeting was to provide a plain-English translation of IT security concepts and actions intended to give the physical security leaders the background to engage in discussions of protecting information and technology with their corporate peers and executives. “This was a unique gathering of senior security professionals that included the current president of ASIS International and three past presidents,” said Ray O’Hara, executive vice president of AS Solution and one of the past presidents. “It is amazing how much our existing security expertise directly relates to the information security world.” Dave Tyson, chief information security officer at SC Johnson and the first CISO to lead ASIS as its 2015 president, addressed the attendees. A recognized expert on the topic, Tyson started his career in traditional security practice before earning his MBA in digital technology management. Prior to SC Johnson, he worked for companies such as IBM, eBay, and Pacific Gas and Electric.Tyson provided the attendees easily understandable explanations of common IT buzzwords to demystify the techno-babble. The goal was to allow security practitioners to understand the challenges and make better business decisions related to: – Infrastructure – Applications – Cloud – Mobile – Big data – Social media – TOR – Dark web- Sponsor – Hosted by Keith Blakemore, director of security and loss prevention at WW Grainger, the gathering came about from discussions by Blakemore, O’Hara, and Tyson. A December 27, 2014, Forbes magazine article titled “Why It’s Time for a Board-Level Cybersecurity Committee” by Betsy Atkins, a three-time CEO and a director at Darden, HD Supply, and Schneider Electric, reinforced the need for the meeting.In the article Atkins writes, “Step one for every board is to understand that it is supposed to be offering oversight on these risks as part of its fiduciary duty. The board needs to assure there are internal controls in place to protect the corporation’s cyber assets. The stakes are high. A study found that up to $21 trillion in global assets could be at risk from cybercrime. What is needed is a solid board structure for monitoring and managing cyber risk in the company. To begin, I recommend is a series of committee briefings so ‘cyber security’ is demystified and better understood.” The full article is available on forbes.com. Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

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India are finally hitting their stride Down Under but they must not for get that well begun is only half done

first_imgSachin TendulkarMy ‘debut’ at Melbourne last Sunday was truly memorable. It was the first time for me in the ICC World Cup as a spectator in the stands, and it was terrific to watch the clinical performance by the Indian team. I wrote about Shikhar’s batting earlier and it was,Sachin TendulkarMy ‘debut’ at Melbourne last Sunday was truly memorable. It was the first time for me in the ICC World Cup as a spectator in the stands, and it was terrific to watch the clinical performance by the Indian team. I wrote about Shikhar’s batting earlier and it was heartening to see him go on and get a big score in such a crucial game. However, for me, the icing on the cake was Ajinkya Rahane batting at No.4 in the line-up. His innings was a brilliant display of effortless shots which accelerated the Indian innings at a crucial stage. When Ajinkya plays a big shot, it never looks like he is trying to play one. It seems like he is just looking to time the ball over the 30-yard circle, but on occasion he almost cleared the boundary line. The six he hit off Dale Steyn over long-off was particularly impressive.After beating South Africa, the victory against Pakistan does not seem like a one-off. India seem to be adapting well to the challenge of preparing for a new team every week. They seemed to have a plan against the South Africans which they executed successfully. Dhoni and his men have just come off a smashing victory against one of the strongest teams in world cricket and this will give them a lot of confidence going forward in the tournament.India have crossed two barriers successfully and keeping the momentum going is important now. The two months preceding the ICC World Cup seem to have done the Indian team some good, in spite of some heartbreaking losses to Australia. Playing against one of the world’s finest raises your own game, so the Indian team can give the Aussies some credit for their current form. I am sure the WACA pitch and bounce on it will not be alien to India. Having played recently at the same venue against England in the tri-series, this will be a vital advantage for India in the upcoming game against the UAE.advertisementShikhar Dhawan celebrates after scoring a century against South Africa in the world cup league matchAssociates shineThe Associate teams have already shown what they are capable of, with Ireland scoring an upset win against the West Indies. It is unfortunate that the stronger teams play against them only every four years. We need to encourage them by getting them to play international games against top sides. All the Test-playing nations should send their ‘A’ teams to ICC Associate and Affiliate membernations as frequently as possible. These matches will not only make them more competitive and give them the much-needed exposure, but will also give the youngsters in the ‘A’ teams the experience of playing in different conditions. For example, the conditions in Ireland and Scotland would be similar to England and New Zealand; as a youngster when you tour these countries you are not only coping with the opposition but also the drastic change in temperatures as compared to the subcontinent.Gayle on fireThe ICC World Cup has already seen batsmen from various teams scoring hundreds and in one particular case even a 200 from the one and only Chris Gayle! The common thing about most of these centurions is the effort they have put in to see off the new ball in the initial phase of their innings. They have checked their temptation and come to terms with the conditions before launching into their natural attacking game.Ab De Villiers reacts after his dismissal by IndiaNew Zealand is one of the other teams to watch out for, as I’ve mentioned earlier. Their bowlers and batsmen have played brilliantly in the last match with Tim Southee’s sevenwicket haul being particularly lethal. Brendon McCullum, we all know, can change the equation in no time with his explosive batting, and Australia will be keen to get his wicket in their upcoming league match against New Zealand. All the three matches that New Zealand have won so far have been at home and they will continue to play at home until their last league match. So New Zealand have a great advantage playing on their home turf. I am looking forward to Michael Clarke’s return in the New Zealand match at Auckland, an interesting match-up considering New Zealand have been undefeated in their league matches.It’s been an exciting ICC World Cup 2015 thus far. The teams have played competitive cricket and the overall standard has been good, which is what spectators want. As the tournament progresses, there will more fantastic cricket and we are all looking forward to great performances. Getting together a successful combination to go all the way will be the key. Considering the length of the tournament, there is also the need to find that right balance between staying fresh and not overburdening oneself with additional practice sessions. Coming back to the Indian team, we have a solid batting line-up. Shikhar has started the tournament really well, so have Virat, Ajinkya and Raina. I also get a feeling that Rohit Sharma is waiting to do something really special. Expectations are running high after the first two matches. The team should take it one game at a time and not look too far ahead. It is important to remind oneself that well begun is only half done.advertisementTo read more, get your copy of India Today here.last_img read more

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Minnesota United 2018 season preview

first_imgMLS Minnesota United 2018 season preview: Roster, projected lineup, schedule, national TV and more Seth Vertelney Last updated 1 year ago 01:40 23/2/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Christian Ramirez Minnesota United MLS 03172017 Ron Chenoy MLS Minnesota United FC Following a rough debut season, the Loons will look for improvement in their sophomore MLS campaign It could have been worse. That seems to be the general sentiment surrounding Minnesota United’s expansion season of 2017. The Loons looked to be on their way to a historically awful campaign in the early going, but managed to turn things around enough to achieve, well, just a bad season. The honeymoon period has ended in Minnesota, though, and the Loons will be expected to improve in 2018, particularly given the extraordinary success of their expansion brethren Atlanta United.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Heading into the 2018 season Minnesota has changed very little on its roster, though, so new players will need to be brought in or existing players will have to improve to avoid a repeat of 2017. How did Minnesota perform in 2017?Miguel Almiron Vadim Demidov Atlanta United Minnesota United2017 finish: Ninth place in the Western Conference (10-18-6), missed the playoffs.The Loons conceded a remarkable 24 goals in their first seven games, leading to fears they could set a whole slew of unwanted records in their expansion season. Adrian Heath’s side did manage to turn things around with some lineup and roster adjustments as the season went on, but it was still far from a strong opening campaign.Minnesota’s key offseason lossesJohan Venegas, Minnesota UnitedMinnesota lost few significant pieces from its 2017 roster, with Johan Venegas being the biggest contributor to depart. The Costa Rica international joined Saprissa on loan after scoring two goals and adding five assists in a so-so 2017 season. Aside from Venegas, no Loons player with more than seven starts in 2017 has left the team. A few of the sporadic contributors departing include Jermaine Taylor, Ismaila Jome, Joseph Greenspan, Justin Davis and Kevin Venegas, all of whom saw their options declined. Minnesota’s key offseason additionsMatt LampsonJust like the previous section, this is an area lacking in significant names. MLS veteran Tyrone Mears will add defensive depth and midfielder Harrison Heath, the coach’s son, could be given a chance to impress after making just seven appearances in three MLS seasons so far. Frantz Pangop, an attacking midfielder, and defender Bertrand Owundi Eko’o, arrive from Cameroon as relative unknowns.Luiz Fernando arrives on loan from Fluminense, and the 22-year-old defensive midfielder should compete for minutes.Perhaps the most significant addition so far is goalkeeper Matt Lampson, who arrived via a trade from Chicago and should push Bobby Shuttleworth for the starting position.Full Minnesota roster entering 2018 seasonAbu Danladi Minnesota United MLSGoalkeepers: Alex Kapp, Matt Lampson, Bobby ShuttleworthDefenders: Michael Boxall, Marc Burch, Francisco Calvo, Vadim Demidov, Brent Kallman, Carter Manley, Tyrone Mears, Wyatt Omsberg, Bertrand Owundi Eko’o, Jerome ThiessonMidfielders: Ibson, Sam Cronin, Ethan Finlay, Xavier Gomez, Harrison Heath, Miguel Ibarra, Jose Leiton, Collin Martin, Kevin Molino, Sam Nicholson, Frantz Pangop, Rasmus Schuller, Collen WarnerForwards: Abu Danladi, Mason Toye, Christian RamirezMinnesota’s projected starting lineupMinnesota United projected XILampson and Shuttleworth appear to be evenly matched in the competition for the No. 1 goalkeeping spot, and both should have a chance to stake a claim for the starting position. The Loons’ back line struggled mightily last season, but Boxall established himself as the preferred partner for Calvo in the center of defense following his midseason arrival. Rookie Omsberg and new signing Owundi Eko’o could also push for minutes at center back. Nicholson and Finlay will begin the season as starters out wide, but Ibarra and Ibson should also be in the mix for playing time. Ibson could also move into the center should Adrian Heath opt for a more attacking option instead of the central midfield pairing of Warner and Cronin. New signing Luiz Fernando should also push Warner and Cronin for playing time. Ramirez is the undisputed top striker option, but Danladi’s promising rookie season means he’ll get plenty of looks in 2018, either playing alongside Ramirez in a two-striker system or as the top attacking option off the bench. Minnesota’s national TV coverageChristian Ramirez MLS Minnesota United 03122017Seattle Sounders vs. Minnesota United – Sunday, April 22, at 4 p.m. ET on ESPNSporting Kansas City vs. Minnesota United – Sunday, June 3, at 8:30 p.m. ET on FS1last_img read more

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Glenn apologises for offence in Pep ribbon rant

first_imgGuardiola FA chief Glenn apologises for Star of David and swastika comparison during Guardiola ribbon rant Joe Wright 19:54 5/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) martin glenn - cropped Getty Guardiola Premier League Manchester City The leader of a UK Jewish group criticised the Football Association CEO for “offensive” comments made during condemnation of Manchester City’s manager Football Association CEO Martin Glenn has apologised for comments regarding the Star of David after he was criticised by the head of the UK’s Jewish Leadership Council.Simon Johnson, head of the JLC, accused Glenn of making “offensive” and “ill-judged” remarks when he listed the Jewish symbol and the swastika among political or religious emblems whose display in games could break football rules.Glenn had been trying to explain why the FA was right to punish Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola for displaying a yellow ribbon in support of Catalan independence activists. Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp “I would like to apologise for any offence caused by the examples I gave when referring to political and religious symbols in football, specifically in reference to the Star of David, which is a hugely important symbol to Jewish people all over the world,” Glenn said in a statement on Monday.”I will be speaking with the Jewish Leadership Council and to [anti-racism group] Kick It Out to personally apologise.”Earlier, Johnson had tweeted: “I have no problem with the FA clarifying Rule 4 and specifying that ALL religious symbols are prohibited on a kit if that is the case.”But, in explaining that decision, the CEO of the FA’s examples are ill judged [sic] and in poor taste.”The Star of David is a Jewish religious symbol of immense importance to Jews worldwide. To put it in the same bracket as the swastika and Robert Mugabe is offensive and inappropriate.”We will raise formally with the FA the Jewish community’s deep disappointment with this statement.”Glenn had been defending the decision to charge Guardiola for wearing a yellow ribbon in matches, a decision that prompted suggestions of FA double standards, after it campaigned for FIFA to allow players to wear commemorative poppies during internationals.”We have re-written Law 4 of the game so that things like a poppy are okay,” Glenn said. “But things that are going to be highly divisive, and that could be strong religious symbols, it could be the Star of David, it could be the hammer and sickle, it could be a swastika, anything like [former Zimbabwe president] Robert Mugabe on your shirt, these are the things we don’t want.”Glenn went on to reference UKIP, a British Eurosceptic political party, and the terrorist Islamic State group.”Should we have someone with a UKIP badge, someone with an ISIS badge? That’s why you have to be pretty tough that local, regional, national party organisations cannot use football shirts to represent them,” he added. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

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Allan signs new Napoli contract to 2023

first_imgNapoli Napoli midfielder Allan signs extension until 2023 Stephen Creek 03:45 9/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) allan-cropped Getty Images Napoli Serie A Internazionale v Napoli Internazionale The Brazilian midfielder, who has been linked with Inter and Newcastle in the recent past, has committed his future to the Serie A title hopefuls Napoli midfielder Allan has signed a contract extension to keep him at Stadio San Paolo until 2023.The news comes less than a week after Romania international Vlad Chiriches agreed a new deal.The 27-year-old has scored four goals in 27 Serie A appearances this season – his best tally in a season since joining the club from Udinese in June 2015 – and also has four assists to his name. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Allan’s most recent goal for Napoli was the decisive strike in a 1-0 win over SPAL in February, and he is a regular starter in Maurizio Sarri’s table-topping side, with just five of his league appearances this season coming from the bench.Inter and Newcastle are among those to have been linked with the Brazilian in the recent past.Any talk of a potential exit has, however, been ended by the penning of fresh terms.last_img read more

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Conte lauds ‘fantastic’ Willian

first_imgChelsea Conte salutes ‘fantastic’ Willian after Crystal Palace win Ryan Benson 05:15 11/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) willian-cropped Getty Images Chelsea Premier League Antonio Conte Willian Chelsea v Crystal Palace Crystal Palace The Blues returned to winning ways at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, with the in-form Brazilian playing a starring role that his coach recognised Willian’s immense recent form has not escaped Chelsea coach Antonio Conte, who lauded the Brazilian as “fantastic” after he scored and starred in Saturday’s 2-1 win over Crystal Palace.The Brazil international opened the scoring in the 25th minute, darting in off the left flank and finding the bottom-left corner via a deflection, with a Martin Kelly own-goal coming soon after.Although Willian did not manage to add to that, his opener was his fifth in his last five games across all competitions, while he generally caught the eye throughout. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp One particularly impressive moment in the second half saw him enjoy a sensational solo run through Palace’s midfield, before eventually seeing a seemingly goal-bound effort blocked in front of the target.And Conte commended him for his display, both on and off the ball.”You can see that if a player stays in great form I’m the first to pick him in the starting XI,” Conte told reporters in his news conference.”Willian is playing in a fantastic way, but I want to underline, not only with the ball, also without the ball.”He’s working very hard and he’s helping the team without the ball. He’s showing great maturity at this point of his career.”In my heart I hope to see him at this level, to continue this performance. He’s playing very well with the ball, without the ball.”It’s important to have balance within the game, because when we lose our balance it’s very difficult.”Up next for Chelsea and Conte is Barcelona in the second leg of their Champions League round-of-16 [email protected]’s on  today!2-0 [63′] #CHECRY pic.twitter.com/QWNsq98op6— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) March 10, 2018Chelsea travel to Camp Nou having rescued a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge last time out and Conte acknowledges his team will be facing one of the world’s best sides.”We have to show great resilience,” Conte added. “The game will be totally different.”We are playing against one of the best teams in the world. We have to try to have the same focus, the same attention as the first leg against Barcelona.”We played a really great game. It was almost the perfect game. It won’t be easy. At the same time we have to try the right solution to play this game.”The best way sometimes is to speak with the players and to try to find together the right plan to face this game.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

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Dzeko sends Roma into quarter-finals

first_imgRoma 1 Shakhtar Donetsk 0 (2-2 agg): Dzeko edges Italians through on away goals Ben Spratt Last updated 1 year ago 05:37 14/3/2018 EdinDzeko - cropped Twitter (@asromaen) Shakhtar Donetsk fell short of just a second Champions League quarter-final appearance as their 10 men were beaten by Roma and Edin Dzeko. A second-half Edin Dzeko strike earned Roma a 1-0 Champions League last-16 second-leg win over Shakhtar Donetsk, enough to narrowly progress on away goals after a 2-2 aggregate draw.Cengiz Under’s goal and a string of Alisson saves in a 2-1 away first-leg defeat had kept Roma in the tie, and Eusebio Di Francesco’s men edged to victory in the return to reach the quarter-finals despite a dismal display in which Dzeko’s winner was scarcely deserved.Indeed, despite needing only a draw to themselves reach the last eight on Wednesday, this was no backs-to-the-wall job for Paulo Fonseca’s Shakhtar as they sought to enjoy themselves at Stadio Olimpico. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp An assured away performance was led by Manchester City target Fred as Shakhtar had the better of the opening 45 minutes, pressing the Serie A side when out of possession and then attacking at speed.Chances were few and far between, though, and a lack of cutting edge in the final third was ruthlessly punished by Dzeko seven minutes after half-time.Shakhtar’s desperation for the away goal they now required left gaps in defence and Ivan Ordets was dismissed for halting a late Roma breakaway, Alisson holding on for a fourth consecutive home Champions League clean sheet to seal the hosts a place in the draw for the last eight.FT | #RomaShakhtar – (*2-2)Edin Dzeko scores the crucial goal… and #ASRoma are through! pic.twitter.com/vRz9m7DvFZ— AS Roma English (@ASRomaEN) March 13, 2018It took Dzeko just 22 seconds to work Andriy Pyatov for the first time, but Shakhtar would not bow easily to the hosts’ early pressure and were soon knocking the ball around with confidence in the Roma half.Alessandro Florenzi flicked a risky backwards header just wide of his own goal and a nervous home crowd witnessed the visitors maintaining a level of control throughout the first half, Pyatov intercepting when Aleksandar Kolarov led a rare Roma foray.Taison flashed a 25-yard effort over the top, before Federico Fazio recovered in time to force Facundo Ferreyra wide having cheaply given up possession to his fellow Argentinian.Kolarov then crucially swept the ball away from Ferreyra’s toe inside the Roma box as the sides went in level at the break.Roma did not initially improve from the restart but, when the Shakhtar defence switched off the first time, a clear chance finally fell for Dzeko and he made no mistake.Kevin Strootman hooked a hopeful pass forward to set his team-mate away, Dzeko in the clear and reaching the ball ahead of Pyatov to prod a finish through the goalkeeper’s legs.1 – Edin #Dzeko has scored his first goal in a Champions League knockout phase game. Wait. #RomaShakthar— OptaPaolo (@OptaPaolo) March 13, 2018Diego Perotti fired straight at Pyatov as Roma chased a second and Dzeko then almost struck again with a wonderful curling shot that just faded wide, before Shakhtar redoubled their efforts.Fred recycled the ball and Taison danced by challenges, but they could not muster the necessary response and tempers flared as Ordets tugged back Dzeko to see red with 11 minutes remaining, Ferreyra clashing with a ball boy to earn just a yellow as Roma held on. Key Opta Facts:- Roma have reached the quarter finals of the Champions League for the third time in the club’s history and for the first time since 2007-08.- This is the first time Roma have progressed from a knockout tie in which they have lost the first leg; ending a run of five consecutive knockout tie defeats.- Roma have kept a clean sheet in each of their last four Champions League home games, winning the last three (W3 D1 L0).- Shakhtar Donetsk however, have lost seven of their last eight Champions League away games (W1 D0 L7).- Shakhtar Donetsk failed to register a single shot on target against Roma in this match.- Iven Ordets red card was the second Shakhtar have received in the competition this season – as many as in their previous four Champions League campaigns combined.- Edin Dzeko has had a hand in 55 per cent of Roma’s 11 goals in the Champions League this season (4 goals, 2 assists).  read morelast_img read more

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Comparing the Careers of James Washington and Tylan Wallace

first_imgTD1216 Through two seasons in Stillwater, I’m not sure Tylan Wallace has been better than James Washington, but the fact that it’s a debate is pretty amazing.In his first season with the Pokes, No. 28 played on that lousy 2014 team that afforded him the opportunity to run around and develop away from the spotlight. He posted a superior freshman season to Wallace’s freshman season, but then in 2015 things got real in a hurry. OSU started 10-0, and Washington was tops on a laugh-out-loud receiving corps. Look at how many pros are on this list!Screen Shot 2019-08-05 at 4.06.51 PM.pngFor Wallace it went a little bit the other way. His freshman year team was loaded, and Kasey Dunn recently said he only played because they recognized the talent but that it probably hurt his development that he had so many freaks ahead of him.Then last year he was on a 6-6 team (like Washington in 2014) and he took off, posting better single-year numbers than anything Washington did until his senior season. Add it all up, and here’s where they are after two full years at OSU. After Year 2WallaceWashington Catches9381 YPC17.319.0center_img Yards16091543 Wallace actually has more yards through 18 games than Washington had in 25, which is wild when you think about how good Washington was so early on.Dunn was recently ask to compare the two, and he was candid about their strengths.“Tylan is a better route-runner,” said Dunn. “He’s got equal ball skill. That includes downfield. James just had this explosiveness, power that was unmatched. He was so strong to the ball.“Tylan is a better route runner. James was better down the field making that longer ball play. Tylan makes some great ones down the field too. James just had this ability because he weighed 220 to hold his line and outmuscle a guy for it. Tylan is more finesse down the field.”What’s going to be interesting, Dunn noted, is how he responds to being The Guy. It’s one thing to post 1,500 yards when you’re an unknown playing for an afterthought of a contender in the Big 12 race. What about when you’re the man on a team trying to contend from the jump?“One thing I told him — and I’m sharing this with you — this is a ‘prove it’ year for him,” said Dunn. “That’s the mantra we’re using right now with him. ‘Hey, back it up from last year.’ Everybody says, ‘Was it a fluke? How was that last year? What’s going on? You came out of nowhere.’ At the end of the day, ‘Let’s prove it, let’s back it up.’He’s got the skill set to do it. I’m not so concerned about that. I want him to have a little bit of chip on his shoulder to back up a year like last year. Getting 1,500 yards, that’s not easy. It’s hard to do and certainly it’s hard to back up.”It’s something Washington did after both his sophomore and junior seasons. His numbers continued to get better as he continued to learn the game. It’s maybe the most impressive part of his amazing career.Screen Shot 2019-08-05 at 4.13.09 PM.pngI think Wallace gets there, too, but it will be tough with a new QB1 and all the attention. And like Dunn said, it’s not like it’s going to prove itself. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

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