Mason keen to succeed at Spurs

first_img A product of the Spurs academy, the midfielder made his debut for the club as a late substitute in the UEFA Cup as they won 1-0 at NEC Nijmegen in November 2008. Remarkably, it took nigh on six years – and loan spells at five different clubs – before finally making his first league appearance for the club, which even more astonishingly came for the 23-year-old as a starter in Saturday’s north London derby at Arsenal. Ryan Mason would not still be a Tottenham player if previous managers had their way – knock-backs which have fuelled his determination to succeed under Mauricio Pochettino. Press Association That is certainly a marked change from previous regimes, when desire and self-belief was the only thing keeping Mason at White Hart Lane “Obviously there have been times when I have questioned whether I would have to move away,” he said. “I’ve had a few opportunities to leave, but I wanted to play for Spurs so bad that I never really wanted to think about leaving. “I wanted to stay and give it a go and see what happened. Like I said, the change in manager helped me. “If previous managers were still in charge, maybe I wouldn’t be here.” Pochettino was full of praise for Mason after his impressive Premier League debut on a night which saw Jan Vertonghen start alongside Younes Kaboul. There has been talk of the Belgian having a strained relationship with the Spurs boss – suggestions which perplexed the former defender. “No, no, no,” Pochettino said. “Maybe because I pick players in different games but any problem with Jan, this is wrong. “We have a lot of games ahead and need to see and analyse the performance and analyse the situation after the game, maybe tired, maybe some problem, and after you need to manage. We have a strong squad and this is important.” The 1-1 draw capped a whirlwind week for Mason, which began with playing for the Under-21s at Sunderland and ended at the Emirates Stadium, via a match-changing wonder goal as Nottingham Forest were edged out of the Capital One Cup 3-1. “It’s been a massive week for me with three games in five days,” he said. “I played for the reserves on Monday, then against Nottingham Forest in the Capital One Cup on Wednesday and here.” That Forest match was just his fifth Spurs appearance and a first opportunity to feature under Pochettino – one which would no doubt have come sooner had it not been for injury curtailing an impressive pre-season. Mason thought ‘oh, here we go again’ at that point, but was also confident chances would be forthcoming under the former Argentina international after seeing him in action at Southampton. “I thought his appointment was promising,” he said. “He’s the type of gaffer that if you’re training well and playing well then you’ll get a chance to play. “That’s important, especially for me as a homegrown lad. “There are not many managers in the Premier League willing to put homegrown players in and trust them.” last_img read more

Three PBSO Deputies Hospitalized Due to Chemical Spill

first_imgThree PBSO deputies have been hospitalized after being exposed to chemicals from a mold remediation project in an unoccupied mobile home at the Seminole Colony Mobile Home Park in suburban West Palm Beach.Officials said the home was being treated for mold using a chemical that contains formaldehyde.The smell overcame three deputies when they arrived on scene, and those deputies were taken to the hospital.PBC Hazmat crew responds to SEMINOLE Colony community off Okeechobee Boulevard. Possibly one person transported. @WPTV pic.twitter.com/LEvrDOzPV6— Tania Rogers (@TaniaRogerswptv) May 28, 2019 Fire Rescue officials said the area has been cleared, and there is no danger to the community anymore.The Department of Environmental Protection will come out to collect the chemical.last_img

Primary Election Day, Polls Are Open

first_imgToday is Primary Election day in Florida.  The polls are now open and will close at 7:00 p.m.If you have not mailed your vote-by-mail ballot, you still have time to hand-deliver it to the Supervisor of Elections office.Palm Beach County supervisor of Elections Wendy Sartore Link says voters can feel very safe from the coronavirus while casting their ballot today.Hand sanitizer, single-use pens, plexi partitions are all in place to assure protection from the virus.Link on safe votingYou can click here for all your election information needs, including wait times at the polls.last_img

Assessing the World Cup’s importance to football trading

first_imgShare The Russian World Cup has been nothing short of enthralling, and with both Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi exiting the tournament early, it’s provided a stage for emerging talents to establish themselves as stars of world football.Football INDEX Chief Marketing Officer Mike Bohan spoke to SBC about how the World Cup and Football INDEX can provide an innovative platform for fans with an eye for an emerging talent, as well as what advice he’d give to football traders looking to maximise the tournament.SBC: Can you tell us a little bit about how big an opportunity the World Cup is for football traders?Mike Bohan: The first thing to say is that Football INDEX is the only place you can bet on football 24/7- 365 days a year; so whilst the sunshine and World Cup has of course been a glorious time for us there is never really a bad time to get involved in Football INDEX.Our platform has shares available in every single player who has participated at the World Cup. There have been some surprises both in the risers and fallers, both of which present opportunities to our traders. We’ve seen a huge volume of trades, high influx of new customers and great social media engagement during the tournament. With England’s involvement in the latter stages of the competition it’s a trend expected to continue. SBC: How much can a big World Cup performance or crucial tournament goal help increase a player’s value?MB: Ronaldo’s crucial last minute free kick equaliser against Spain is a good example. Though he’s a relatively expensive player on the Football INDEX platform he shot up 5% in a matter of minutes after the goal. Players with a lower share price obviously see more dramatic rises in value. However, it’s not just about players buy/sell value, we pay out dividends to shareholders of players who top our Media and Matchday rankings every single day of the year. These range from 12p per share held down to 2p depending on the volume and importance of the games each day. When you consider the potential capital growth, plus dividends, and factor in that players shares are available for as little as 25p, the World Cup has seen traders pocket a very tidy return all round.  SBC: Can you tell us more about how the World Cup can give lesser known players an unrivalled opportunity to emerge and become household names in world football, and what does this mean for football traders? MB: For recreational fans in the UK who may not watch the Spanish, German or other leagues week-in-week-out, the World Cup is such a big stage. Of course everyone knows the big names, but there has been lots of value to pick up lower down the market particularly in the African players. SBC: Can you give us some examples of players who’ve seen their stock rise substantially after key World Cup moments?MB: Kylian Mbappé’s brace of goals against Argentina saw his share price rise 70p to £6.23 and 11% increase in a matter of minutes, plus those who bought him were also paid out dividends that day. Put in perspective if you owned 500 shares in Mbappé’ before kick off you could’ve cashed out £350 profit on the day, or hung on for an even bigger cash out price. At the time of writing he’s trading at £6.78 a 23% increase in just a matter of days.SBC: What advice would you give traders looking to maximise the opportunity that the World Cup brings?MB: My advice would be to look beyond the World Cup and into next season. Traders who take a medium to long term view tend to trade more profitably than those who are in it for a day trading experience, but of course there are opportunities in both. A blend of short term speculation and longer-term positions to hold make the ideal portfolio. Ultimately, it’s up to each individual trader and that’s the beauty of Football INDEX – there really is nothing else like it in the market which provides such an extended entertainment value, intellectual satisfaction, and of course those all-important cash profits. StumbleUpon Share Related Articles Submit Neil Banbury: 32Red – Gambling operators can do more than just support a club’s performance on the football pitch April 17, 2019 Golden Race launches La Libertadores virtual football cup April 30, 2019 Interwetten targets €100 million GGR mark for 2019 August 5, 2019last_img read more

LA Lakers’ Brandon Ingram misses second half of loss to Utah Jazz

first_imgMoments after the win over the Rockets, Russell saw Walton talking to reporters and yelled out, “Luke’s 1-0 baby!” Walton rolled his eyes.Two days later, the Lakers fell to 1-1.Nonetheless, the Lakers still stayed competitive. After Walton yanked his starters, the Lakers’ reserves held the Jazz to a 2-of-7 clip and forced two turnovers for the next seven minutes. With Walton allowing his starters back in, the Lakers stayed within single digits.But after Russell made a layup to cut the Jazz’s lead to 83-81 with 4:22 left, the Lakers missed their next two shots, committed two turnovers and allowed an uncontested layup and 3-pointer.After Luol Deng cut Utah’s lead to 91-87 with 1:06 left, Russell drew a foul before missing an open 3-pointer at the top of the key. “If Russell’s open, I’m fine with him shooting,” Walton said. “If it’s a contested jump shot, I would prefer he move the ball side to side at least once or twice.”All of this taught the Lakers how to close out another tight game. They also still have yet to grasp how to defend, allowing Utah to post 46 points in the paint and convert on 20 second-chance points. The Lakers also committed 28 fouls. That explains why Walton’s preparation has focused on two things. His film sessions highlight mistakes on team defense. Walton’s assistants often show film to players individually to show their own defensive miscues. “It’s just getting more reps, staying on the guys when they don’t do things right and continuing to have a good effort,” Walton said. “A lot of the guys are young and are still learning how to play with NBA guys.” The Lakers showed that on Friday against Utah. They can only hope Ingram can experience that same learning curve on the court instead of on the sideline. The Lakers will surely monitor Ingram’s progress, but at least they did not find a sprain in his knee. He also sat on the Lakers’ bench during the second half and walked without limping during timeouts.From the bench, Ingram saw the early growing pains of a young team trying to forge an identity. D’Angelo Russell posted nine points on a 3-of-14 clip and committed as many turnovers (four) as assists (five). Julius Randle and Timofey Mozgov each collected technical fouls, while Mozgov had five fouls in the first half. It became so ugly that Lakers coach Luke Walton removed his starters while trailing 54-44 with 8:21 left in the third quarter. That made Walton sound clairvoyant when he downplayed the team’s season-opening win against the Houston Rockets. “The challenge is letting that go,” Walton said before Friday’s game. “We can’t feel good. We have to be hungry and want more. If you’re holding onto that feeling, that’s not the mindset we want.” SALT LAKE CITY >> The concerns initially centered on how well Lakers rookie forward Brandon Ingram would handle the demanding NBA schedule and hostile road environments. Instead, a more serious issue loomed in Ingram’s first NBA road game. The No. 2 overall pick missed the entire second half of the Lakers’ 96-89 loss to the Utah Jazz on Friday at Vivint Smart Home Arena because of a sore right knee.Ingram first asked out of the game with 3:49 of the first quarter after spending less than a minute on the court. Doctors cleared Ingram to return to the game after determining he had simply felt a twinge in his right knee. After re-entering the game wearing a protective sleeve on his knee with 9:15 left in the second quarter, Ingram lasted for only about four minutes. Doctors re-evaluated Ingram at halftime and then decided to shut him down. He finished with two points on 1-of-2 shooting and four minutes.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Caribbean Series moved to Panama from Venezuela amid political unrest

first_imgThe 2019 Caribbean Series has been moved to Panama because of ongoing political unrest in Venezuela, the Caribbean Professional Baseball Leagues Confederation announced Monday (via MLB.com).This year’s tournament, the 61st edition of the Caribbean Series, will be played Feb. 4-10 in Panama City, according to MLB.com, which added “(t)he schedule of games and format of the event is under review by the member leagues” and a decision will be announced Tuesday. The series traditionally is played each February and pits the champions of the winter leagues in Cuba, Mexico, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and Venezuela against each other.The event originally was scheduled to start Saturday and run through Feb. 8 in Barquisimeto, a city in northwestern Venezuela. Related News Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto denies allegations of sexism, racism When the confederation announced Sunday that the event wouldn’t be contested in Venezuela, it was unclear if it could be relocated.MLB previously had strongly recommended that players and staff not travel to Venezuela for the tournament.Sunday’s announcement that the tournament would be moved from Venezuela comes amid political turmoil in that country as president Nicolas Maduro and opposition leader Juan Guaido are claiming leadership. Demonstrations began Wednesday, resulting in the deaths of at least a dozen.last_img read more

Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series returns to Mostar’s historic Old Bridge (Video)

first_imgThe 2019 Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series returns to Mostar’s historic Stari Most for the penultimate stop of the season on August 24, and the stage looks set for a little bit more history to be added to this beautiful location. After a sensational and record-breaking season so far for Gary Hunt and Rhiannan Iffland, the reigning world champions already have one hand on the King Kahekili Trophy and will wrap up the title with another strong display in the spot where diving dates back centuries.The only Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series event where competitors leap from a UNESCO World Heritage site, Mostar holds a special place in the drivers’ hearts.Action’s centered on the 16th-century Stari Most bridge, which has a diving tradition stretching back almost 450 years.In a city with such a strong diving heritage, everyone wants to deliver a winning effort, so expect some big performances as divers fight for every last championship point.The Red Bull Cliff Diving World Championship, the most prestigious competition for the high diving, marks 10 years of existence this year, and five years since the Women’s Championship was introduced.For this celebration season, seven locations were chosen that were truly “classics” for the championships, and among them is Mostar, after hosting four spectacular competitions at the Old Bridge in the past four years.Jumpers from 12 countries will demonstrate their acrobatic skills in the USA, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, Denmark, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) and Italy. Men will perform at all seven, and women at five of those places.Last year, British Gary Hunt and Mexican Adriana Jimenez are winners of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Championship that took place in Mostar last weekend. However, none of the Hunt ‘s jumps was among the top three rated jumps in the men category.Gary Hunt had three reasons for celebration at the fourth World Championship that was held on September 7 and 8: he recorded the third tied victory this season, came to the forefront of the overall order and became the first jumper who won at the Old Bridge twice.However, it is interesting that none of his jumps were among the top three in the competition in Mostar, and the same happened with the second-placed jumper Michal Navratil from the Czech Republic.Instead of them, the top three rated jumpers were the Mexican Jonathan Paredes and American Steven LoBue (fourth and fifth place), while among women it was Canadian Lysanne Richard (fourth place).last_img read more

NBC Sports suspends Jeremy Roenick indefinitely for inappropriate comments about coworkers

first_imgOn Tuesday, Whyno reported Tappen released a statement stating: “While Jeremy and I continue to be good friends, what he said was unacceptable, especially among workplace colleagues. I do not condone his comments.”During the interview, Roenick said that he and his wife are close friends with Tappen, referred to the pair as ‘blonde bombshells’ and said the two women looked ‘f—ing smoking’ when relaxing by the pool before one of the show’s co-hosts interrupted — former NHL player Paul Bissonnette — to remind Roenick he was speaking of his co-worker.MORE: Former Blackhawks defenseman Brent Sopel clarifies interview on ‘Spittin’ Chiclets'”Ass and boobs everywhere, it’s great. It’s great,” Roenick said about his wife and Tappen. “By the way, if you’re going to go [on vacation] with two blondes, go someplace in the summer where the pool is at.”The Spittin Chiclets co-hosts again tried to steer the conversation toward Roenick’s professional relationship with Tappen, who joined NBC in July 2014 to work as an on-air host.  But Roenick, who said another resort guest in Portugal asked about his relationship with the two women, instead continued telling a story in which he joked about the possibility of the three of them having sex together.”I play it off like we’re going to bed together every night, the three of us,” Roenick said. “My wife and Kathryn are very close friends and they scream and yell at me but listen, it’s worth the yelling. It’s no question. Absolutely. Now, if it ever came to fruition that would really be good, but it’s never going to happen.”Roenick, later in the interview, called Tappen “one of the most professional sports personalities I know” and one of his favorite people in the world. NBC Sports suspended analyst Jeremy Roenick indefinitely on Monday following comments he made about other on-air personalities at the network during a recent appearance on an episode of Barstool Sports’ podcast “Spittin’ Chiclets,” according to a report by the Associated Press’ Stephen Whyno.When Roenick, 49, appeared on the Dec. 19 episode of the podcast, he repeatedly made references to co-host Kathryn Tappen’s appearance during a story he told about vacationing with his wife and Tappen in Portugal. The former NHL center also made questionable remarks about fellow broadcasters Patrick Sharp and Anson Carter during the appearance. Later in his interview, the Boston native called Sharp, who joined NBC Sports as an analyst after retiring from the NHL in 2018, “so beautiful” and contrasted Sharp’s appearance to that of his own and Carter’s by saying “it’s totally the opposite [of beautiful]” when he and Carter appear on television.“I’d have to think about it if [Sharp] asked me. . . I wouldn’t say no right away,” Roenick said about his former Chicago Blackhawks teammate.Roenick played 20 years in the NHL with the Blackhawks, Arizona Coyotes, Philadelphia Flyers, San Jose Sharks and Los Angeles Kings. He retired in 2009 and joined NBC Sports as an analyst in 2010.last_img read more

OVERTIME

first_img:09—Woody High basketball program is BACK. Woody High upsets state ranked Gateway Gators in overtime. Happy New Year’s Gators!:08—Speaking of high school basketball, and I just was. (I can see you people are going to be difficult this year !) Pay attention. I told you last year about Imani Christian Academy. They just beat Greensburg Central Catholic by 20 points. If you read it here…“TAKE IT TO THE BANK!”:07—Ya’ll know Ed Steve up at Dave Smith’s car dealership in Penn Hills right? Well he says Tim Tebow is not being treated Black enough. Other quarterbacks that ran and couldn’t throw like Cordell Stewart were not given their “props” but now the nation wants to “ prop—up” Tebow. You know what Ed, you’re right and you know what I say. “Right on Brother”…free Huey Newton ( not related to Cam Newton)…Bring the Boys home and for God’s sake we got to give more power to the people!!!! (Chi-Lites 1972 for you youngsters). Hey Ed, you’re now in the locker room.:06—Early predictions, Steelers un-wrap “Tee-Bow” and the Broncos in a late Christmas Celebration 24 – 9 – NO TOUCH DOWNS FOR DENVER.:05—HEY anybody seen Sydney Crosby?…Sydney who?:04—Yes boys and girls Cam Newton will be the NFL rookie of the year. Now go back and Read your 2011 August Pittsburgh Courier and see didn’t I tell you that? C’mon Man!!:03—Just so you know, well those of you that never played any sport but ESPN 2, BIG BEN’S ankle ain’t broke and Kobe’s wrist ain’t broke and the reason you know that they’re grandstanding is because their playing. But don’t get me wrong, we all did our grandstanding back in the day (right B.B Hendry…C’mon man just a little New Year’s humor). If it’s broke, you ain’t playing period, end of story. Unless of course you’re Larry Wilson, the the former d- back for the old school St. Louis Cardinals who played with two broken arms for half a season or Ronnie Lott of the 49ers who cut off his finger so he could play in a Super Bowl…Other than that no! (C’mon Neal make up your mind MMMMAAANNN!!!):02—I did a survey and it’s now official. Paula Patton is the finest woman on the planet and I should know. I went to see Mission Impossible three times to be sure. (Oh shut-up I did it for you people so you know the movie is worth seeing!!!!):01—Get ready to get ready. The best first Friday of all time is coming and it’s Fri., Jan. 6, at at The Club Monroeville from 8 p.m.-2 a.m. starring the legendary Flow Band…“That’s Reggae Music Mun” — $10 Donation will Benefit The Kenny Durrett Memorial High School All-Star Basketball Classic in April—TO IMPRESS * CASH BAR * CASH KITCHEN* FREE PARKING* BIG 50/50 and the fabulous Diamond Models will be there—“We’re gonna Par-Tay all nite long yea- mun!!! For information on the PAR-TAY call Byron “Julie” Morant at 412-628- 4856.GAME OVER :10—Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers Mr. Everything. 1,000 yards receiving…1,000 yards returning… First time in NFL history “HE’S A BBBAAADDD MAN!!!’last_img read more

Nationals back as top teams collide

first_imgRomeo was the hero in Gilas’ 97-86 victory over China in the group stage and against Jordan, 75-70, in the clash for seventh place in the Fiba Asia Cup, and his return to GlobalPort certainly gives the Batang Pier more teeth against the Beermen.San Miguel is at 3-1 and will play the 6-foot-10 Fajardo limited minutes because of a pulled calf muscle that kept him out of the first three Gilas games.Wright, on the other hand, is sorely needed back at Phoenix Petroleum as the Fuel Masters try to arrest a five-game slide against TNT KaTropa in the 4:15 p.m. contest.The Texters are set to get back Castro and Pogoy.Phoenix will now have two deadly outside guns against TNT with Wright and new acquisition Jeff Chan.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ PSC, Cayetano to meet on SEA Games hosting Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Photo from Fiba.comSleep or no sleep, Terrence Romeo—Gilas Pilipinas’ most explosive scorer in the recent Fiba Asia Cup in Lebanon—is back to give GlobalPort a boost.June Mar Fajardo, Matthew Wright, Jayson Castro and RR Pogoy are returning as well, as teams slowly return to full force with the PBA Governors’ Cup eliminations to enter its second half starting Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.ADVERTISEMENT Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ All eyes, however, are on Romeo, who bailed Gilas out of the woods in two critical games in Beirut, as he returns to a Batang Pier crew badly needing a shot in the arm in a bid to join the frenzied hunt for top four berths and twice-to-beat privileges in the season-closing conference.And about the only thing coach Franz Pumaren is worried about is his prized5-foot-10 point guard getting enough sleep for GlobalPort’s 7 p.m. clash with powerhouse San Miguel Beer, which will welcome back Fajardo.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“He practiced (Thursday) but said that he hasn’t had any sleep yet,” Pumaren told the Inquirer over the phone.Romeo arrived with the rest of the PH team on Tuesday night and is battling jetlag, which could hit all the Nationals the hardest on Friday.“That’s the only problem we have right now,” Pumaren added. “Otherwise, he seems to be good. We will be using him (for the game) depending on how he feels. But definitely, he will play.” View comments LATEST STORIES What’s in store for your animal sign this year Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacsonlast_img read more