Two more for Kane as Spurs hit four at Huddersfield

first_imgHarry Kane’s stunning September continued with two goals, including a brilliant solo strike, in Tottenham Hotspur’s impressive 4-0 Premier League win at promoted Huddersfield Town on Saturday.The victory lifted Spurs into third place in the table ahead of this weekend’s games and marks the first time the club have won their opening four away games since their 1960-61 double-winning campaign.For Huddersfield, the loss was a reality check for a side who had kept clean sheets in four of their previous six matches and have made a promising start to life in the top flight.Kane, who now has 13 goals for club and country this month including a Champions League hat-trick at Apoel Nicosia, opened the scoring in the ninth minute with a confident finish after robbing hesitant Town defender Chris Loewe.While the home crowd roared on the forward bursts from David Wagner’s team, Spurs looked a threat every time they advanced with Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli’s clever touches opening up space for Kane.That trio combined down the right with a neat move for the second goal with Eriksen’s attempted cross turned into Ben Davies’ path by the unfortunate Loewe and the Spurs full back slotted home.Kane fired a warning shot with a blast just over the bar before his spectacular second put the game beyond Huddersfield inside 23 minutes.The England forward left two defenders for dead on the edge of the penalty area with a clever body swerve and fired an unstoppable shot into the corner.There was still time before the interval for Alli to hit the post from close range and Kane to have an effort ruled out for offside while Huddersfield’s Belgian striker Laurent Depoitre crashed a shot against the bar.That was an indicator that the Yorkshire club were not going to roll over meekly and they stuck at their task well in the second half while the visitors took their foot off the gas.But it was an indicator of the quality shown by Kane in that devastating opening period that when he was substituted with three minutes remaining he was given a standing ovation from the home fans.Spurs added a fourth in added time when substitute Moussa Sissoko finished off a counter-attack after good work from Son Heung-min and Davies.last_img read more

Major talking points from another hectic Premier League weekend

first_imgThe battle for the Premier League title race between Liverpool and Manchester City continues this weekend.Liverpool take on Huddersfield on Friday night before City travel to Burnley on Sunday, while Manchester United play top-four rivals Chelsea.Here, Press Association Sport examines the key talking points ahead of another hectic Premier League weekend.Liverpool to put the pressure on City?Jurgen Klopp’s side will be looking to beat Huddersfield at Anfield and then sit back and hope Burnley can do them a favour on Sunday, unlike rivals Manchester United did on Wednesday night. City’s one-point lead means destiny is in their hands, but they face another stern examination at Turf Moor, against a Burnley side who have won three and drawn one of their last four matches.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer desperately seeking a winWith the honeymoon period well and truly over, United’s new boss will be itching for any kind of victory over Chelsea at Old Trafford on Sunday. A win would prove a huge shot in the arm in their Champions League qualification bid. But more than that, a victory now would quell some of the growing talk against the Norwegian, whose side have lost seven of their last nine games in all competitions. Already there are questions as to whether United made a mistake in handing him the permanent job. Solskjaer continues too to insist Paul Pogba will be a United player next term, and a happy one at that, amid plenty of conjecture the Frenchman still wants out in the summer. The deeper problems will take longer to soothe, but a sticking-plaster victory this weekend would at least tend to the wound.Spurs can all-but nail down third placeBragging rights will be far from Tottenham’s chief concern when hosting West Ham on Saturday lunchtime. Spurs can take a giant leap towards a third-place finish with victory over the Hammers, fresh from their last-minute win over Brighton. The manner of turning a likely draw into a late 1-0 win over Chris Hughton’s men in midweek could well pep Spurs up for the final tilt. And were results to go their way this weekend, Spurs could even wind up six points clear of fourth place with two games to play.Watford-Wolves clash again for best of the rest crownWolves have spent their first season back in the top-flight mauling as many of the big six at Molineux as possible, not least Arsenal last time out. That 3-1 win over the Gunners saw them leapfrog Watford in the race for seventh place. But just one point separates Wolves from their FA Cup semi-final vanquishers Watford. After the heartache of Wolves’ extra-time loss to the Hornets at Wembley, Nuno Espirito Santo’s men will be out for revenge at Vicarage Road. And whoever comes out on top this time will inch ahead in that quest to finish seventh.Potentially definitive weekend for relegationEight games without a win in all competitions has left Brighton in freefall, but a win over Newcastle this weekend would still go a long way to saving Hughton’s side. With Newcastle safe from relegation, Brighton will be hoping Rafa Benitez’s outfit already have their minds on the beach. Cardiff on the other hand can ill afford anything other than a win, and Neil Warnock will whip his side up to a fever pitch for their trip to Fulham.last_img read more

Kroos extends Real Madrid deal until 2023

first_imgReal Madrid’s Germany midfielder Toni Kroos has renewed his contract until the end of the 2022-23 season, the Spanish club announced on Monday.The 29-year-old Kroos was expected to leave the Santiago Bernabeu according to Spanish media reports but he has instead has extended his stay for another four years.Real are expected to sell several players in the close season as they overhaul the squad following a bitterly disappointing season in which they finished third in La Liga and were knocked out of the Champions League in the last 16.“No player reached their top level like in previous years,” Kroos told reporters on Monday, having won three consecutive Champions League titles from 2016-2018.“We’re humans and that’s normal after winning three Champions Leagues. What’s not normal is to win three in a row, it seemed impossible and we did it.“But we’re motivated for next season. I’m happy to stay at Madrid four more years.”Kroos signed for the club from Bayern Munich in 2014 and has made 233 appearances, winning 11 trophies. “I spoke to (coach Zinedine) Zidane and I know what his idea is. I will be important (in the team), I can’t say anything else,” added Kroos.last_img read more

Lay off Ozil, Mertesacker asserts

first_img0Shares0000LONDON, England, February 21- Per Mertesacker has called on Arsenal’s fans to ease up on Mesut Ozil, encouraging support rather than criticism following a string of below par performances this month.The Germany international, the Gunners’ record £43million signing last year, hit the ground running in north London and began the season with a flurry of assists and goals. However, that form has tailed off significantly following some seemingly lacklustre displays, highlighted by his penalty miss in the 2-0 Champions League defeat to Bayern Munich on Wednesday.However, Mertesacker believes too much is expected of his compatriot, especially in what is only his first term with the club.“We have a lot of games here in England and everyone is tired, but it is not just up to Mesut,” said Mertesacker ahead of Saturday’s Premier League clash against Sunderland.“It is up to everybody to encourage and come back, during the game we all need to encourage each other.“Mesut has played a lot of games and he is a massive player, we need him at his best. Game by game, he will come back stronger.“It is not normal to come here and perform well in the first season over 50 games.“Mesut is very important for us and he is a very creative guy. We need his assists and his goals, so the best is to encourage him.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Conjoined twins recovering

first_imgSALT LAKE CITY – Swathed in gauze, twin sisters Kendra and Maliyah Herrin were rolled from the operating room and moved to separate beds for the first time in their lives Tuesday after 26 hours of surgery in which doctors separated the 4-year-olds and reconstructed their internal organs. “When I was done with the operation and we were getting ready to take (Kendra) to the ICU, I got tears in my eyes, because they looked so good,” pediatric surgeon Dr. Michael Matlak said. The girls had been born in a perpetual hug, their little bodies fused at the midsection so that they were practically face-to-face. They shared a liver, a kidney, a pelvis, one set of legs and part of their intestines. Surgeons at Primary Children’s Medical Center gave each girl one leg, split their liver and intestines and reconstructed their bladders and their pelvic rings. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhy these photogenic dumplings are popping up in Los AngelesKendra kept their one functioning kidney, while Maliyah will be put on dialysis and receive one of her mother’s kidneys in a transplant operation in three to six months. Parents Jake and Erin Herrin, who also have a 6-year-old daughter and twin 14-month-old boys, had an emotional reunion with their daughters. “There were happy tears and sad tears,” hospital spokeswoman Bonnie Midget said. The operation was believed to be the first time surgeons separated conjoined twins with a shared kidney, said Dr. Rebecka Meyers, chief pediatric surgeon at Primary Children’s Medical Center. Matlak was the first to cradle Kendra after separation, lifting her gently from the operating table to move her to another room for reconstruction surgery. “It was a great moment,” Matlak said. “In one sense, she was mine.” Matlak said he feared the gaping separation wound on the girls’ bodies would be difficult to close. But tissue expanders placed in the twins weeks ago to grow their skin and muscles, combined with plastic surgery, made the job easier than expected, he said. But the days ahead will be tough. The girls are breathing with the assistance of ventilators, their bodies swollen from the hours of surgery and at risk for dangerous infections, Meyers said. They were swathed in gauze from chest to pelvis. The twins are expected to remain in intensive care for about a week and recover in the hospital for at least a month before doctors can consider sending them home. Conjoined twins occur about once in every 50,000 to 100,000 births. Only about 20 percent survive to become viable candidates for separation. “It was hard to decide whether or not to separate them,” Meyers said. “I feel good about the decision right now.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Niall Horan is on talkSPORT and here’s how you can listen to and watch the show

first_img1 Simon Cowell wasn’t able to make it happen, but talkSPORT has finally managed to get Alan Brazil, Ally McCoist and Niall Horan (him from One Direction) into the studio at the same time.When is Niall Horan on talkSPORT?Friday 19 January, 2018 at 8am (GMT).What show is he on?The Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show.How can I listen/ watch?That’s easy. You can listen to the entire two hours live here.There will also be a Facebook live chat at 8.45am (GMT) on the talkSPORT Facebook page – updates on Twitter here @SportsBreakfast and @talkSPORT.Click here to see the various ways to listen to talkSPORT.Does Niall like football?Yes and lots of other sport. He’s a Derby County fan, loves his rugby and has also been spotted at golf and tennis events in addition to enjoying a night out with Conor McGregor after his win against Nate Diaz at UFC 202.Who are Alan Brazil and Ally McCoist?They both used to play football and are former Scotland internationals. Alan played for Ipswich, Tottenham and Manchester United, while Ally is a hero to fans of Scottish club Rangers. Niall Horan telling a couple of fans he’s on talkSPORT on Friday at 8am center_img NOT TO BE MISSED! Friday’s show takes a new direction as Alan and Ally McCoist are joined in the studio by @NiallOfficial! 🎤🎸🎵We’re so excited we’ve even made an X Factor-inspired trailer.Take a look 👀👇— The Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast (@SportsBreakfast) January 17, 2018last_img read more

Liverpool 4-0 Barcelona: How Luis Suarez’s antics badly backfired at Anfield

first_imgHas Luis Suárez kicked out at Andy Robertson here?The Scot goes down after a coming together with the Barcelona striker.— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) May 7, 2019 ADVICE REPLY Suarez aimed a kick at Robertson Wijnaldum levelled things up Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won And the Uruguayan, who played the pantomime villain throughout, was partly responsible for Wijnaldum’s introduction.Suarez was involved in a controversial off-the-ball collision with Andy Robertson in the first-half, when the former Reds striker appeared to aim a couple of kicks at the Scottish full-back. LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Luis Suarez’s antics have finally come back to bite him.Doubles from Divock Origi and Georginio Wijnaldum earned Liverpool a stunning 4-0 win as they pulled off a miracle against Barcelona in the second leg of their Champions League semi-final. Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars shining Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury no dice Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move 2 gameday cracker Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ REVEALED tense Robertson was unable to continue after the break and had to be replaced by, you guessed it, supersub Wijnaldum.Less than a minute separated the Dutchman’s two goals, and moments before his first, Suarez missed a guilt-edged opportunity to kill Liverpool’s chances with an away goal.Instead, Liverpool remarkably went through despite Barcelona’s 3-0 first leg victory – and Reds fans will feel justice has been done. Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card huge blow 2last_img read more

Disney Cruise Line Preview — Week of March 10, 2018

first_imgSo while we are all still riding the high of those fantastic Summer 2019 itineraries, Disney goes and hits us with just a teensy bit more awesomeness – new. ship. rendering!!!! Ok, so it’s just one picture of the ship exterior, but oh my stars, can we say gorgeous! There are so many details about the three new ships that are yet to be revealed, but here’s what we know so far:Each of the three new ships will be approximately 140,000 gross tons (to compare, the Magic and Wonder are just under 85,000 gross tons, and the Dream and Fantasy are just about 130,000 gross tons).There will be about 1,250 guest staterooms (the Magic and Wonder have 875 staterooms, and the Dream and Fantasy have 1,250).The new ships will run on liquefied natural gas, one of the cleanest burning fuels.The three new ships will debut in 2021, 2022, and 2023.They are going to be crazy amazing (*maybe not an actual published fact, but a fact nonetheless).The new ships will be in the same gorgeous style as the current fleet, with some new touches – check out those bump outs above the lifeboats! We have sooooo long to wait until we get onboard, but until then, I’ll keep drooling and dreaming of what’s to come!Yesterday, the Disney Magic arrived in Miami, all clean and pretty and ready to embark on her first post-drydock cruise today. The Disney Cruise Line Blog pointed out some changes already made to the deck plans reflecting the new areas. I know I’m on pins and needles anticipating reviews on the updates to the Oceaneer Club, Cove Cafe, the Rainforest Room, but most of all, the total change from Carioca’s to Rapunzel’s Royal Table. Anyone reading going to be on the 5-night Bahamian cruise today?? And finally, this week’s special offers. Most every week of the year, Disney Cruise Line releases special offers for Florida Residents and U.S. Military Personnel.  There are also frequently IGT/OGT/VGT rates available for all guests to book.  These offers are extremely limited in availability, and all come with certain restrictions, but the prices are amazing! You can book these online, on the phone, or with your travel agent. These are the current offers available this week: Disney Cruise Line: In The News Upcoming EntertainmentThe following films are being shown aboard the Disney Cruise Line ships this month:Beauty and the BeastBorn In ChinaGuardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No TalesCars 3Doctor StrangeStar Wars: The Force AwakensThor: RagnarokCocoMoanaStar Wars: The Last JediBlack PantherFor future reference, films debut on Disney Cruise Line the same day of their initial release in the United States. Films do vary by ship. Show times are available in your Personal Navigator or the official Disney Cruise Line app.Captain’s Log: Important Tips and InformationExperienced cruisers know all about the award-winning entertainment onboard the Disney Cruise ships, but many first time cruisers have some questions about what’s offered. Here’s some commonly asked questions/answers about the evening shows:Do I need to reserve a showtime? Nope! Your showtime will be opposite of your dinner seating. So, if you are on main dining, you will attend the second show, and if you are on late dining you will attend the first show. No tickets are necessary.What types of shows are offered? Shows will vary by ship, but each will feature their own unique Broadway-style production, like Tangled on the Magic, Frozen on the Wonder, Beauty and the Beast on the Dream, and Aladdin on the Fantasy. There are also shows made just for DCL, like Disney’s Believe. Depending on the itinerary, you may also have other live entertainment like magicians or variety acts, and on occasion there will be a movie shown in the theater. Will my kids be able to sit through the show? Theoretically, yes! The shows are all done with families in mind, and typically run about 45-60 minutes long. If your little one needs an extra lift for a good view, there are booster seats available by the doors when you enter the theater.Can I bring snacks or drinks in with me? Yes! You can bring your own snacks in with you if you wish. You can also stop at Preludes outside the theater to purchase candy, popcorn, drinks, and cocktails. Preludes is on all four ships.Previous cruisers – what’s your favorite show onboard??Are you deciding whether to book a Disney Cruise but are having a tough time picking which ship fits all of your desires? Well, our own Laurel Stewart has put together a chart that makes it easy to compare all of the options in one place. Also available as a valuable planning and companion guide from authors Len Testa, Erin Foster, and Laurel Stewart is The Unofficial Guide to the Disney Cruise Line. The companion guide contains a complete overview of each Disney ship as well as Castaway Cay and includes valuable tips on how to save time and money during your cruise!Special thanks Scott Sanders of The DCL Blog for assistance on this article.Thanks for joining me again this week. “Sea” you next time!!The Disney Cruise Line Preview is brought to you by Storybook Destinations. Storybook Destinations specializes in Disney travel, is consistently highly rated by our readers, and is owned by our own blogger extraordinaire, Tammy Whiting. Storybook also offers free subscriptions to TouringPlans to clients with qualified bookings.center_img Share This!Sponsored by Storybook DestinationsAhoy, mateys! I’m Heather, and I’ll be bringing you the up and coming on all things Disney Cruise Line. Welcome back again this week. Let’s see what’s new in the DCL world.Ports of Calllast_img read more

What Does the Popcorn of Pandora Taste Like?

first_imgShare This!Earth popcorn is so terrestrial! With Kat Saka’s Kettle coming soon to Disney’s Hollywood Studios to serve the popcorn of Batuu, it’s no surprise that Pandora has also decided to get in on the popcorn action. At Windtraders, the retail establishment in Pandora at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, you can find Pandora-themed prepackaged popcorn. And yes, it’s Na’vi Blue.As alien as the popcorn looks, the flavors sound pretty tasty if you’re a fan of sweet, flavored popcorn: blueberry-almond. Although I personally prefer the blending of cherry-almond, this flavor combination also makes for a great blend, and the popcorn includes dried blueberries and almonds. Each bag is $7.Is this a flavor of popcorn you’d want to try, or would you want to stick with the other flavors of prepackaged popcorn found at Walt Disney World? Let us know in the comments.last_img read more

Stratford dominates state

first_imgTigers wrestlers set a school record, earn four state championships in MadisonBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterMADISON — The Stratford wrestling team had an historic night at the 2015 WIAA State Individual Wrestling Tournament.Stratford won a school-record four Division 3 state championships as each of its wrestlers in the championship round won at the Kohl Center in Madison on Saturday.Two freshmen got things started for the Tigers as A.J. Schoenfuss and Jeremy Schoenherr won at 106 and 113 pounds, respectively.Schoenfuss (46-2) dominated Austin Wolfe (40-4) of Boyceville 7-2 before Schoenherr (42-2) pinned Weston Wichman (44-5) of Johnson Creek 34 seconds into the second period.Sophomore Mason Kauffman capped an undefeated season with a 9-5 victory over two-time state champ Kal Gerber (44-1) of Cameron at 126 pounds. Kauffman, who missed all of his freshman season with an injury, finishes the year with a perfect 49-0 record.Stratford sophomore Mason Kauffman takes down two-time state champ Kal Gerber en route to a title of his own. (Kelly O’Day photo)“Mason capitalized his own strengths by outscoring Gerber on his feet,” Stratford coach Joe Schwabe said. “This strategy didn’t allow Gerber to score anything but one point escapes from the bottom as Kauffman showed a command performance.”Sophomore Kamren Bornbach (41-3) finished off the quadruple with a 5-0 whipping of Henry Fielding (44-2) of Shiocton in the 182-pound final. Bornbach took fifth at state last year.“Kamren didn’t want to go out without matching his teammates, and he had Fielding on his back in the second period with a cradle and never looked back,” Schwabe said.“It is great that it worked out so well that all four finalists were able to win. Seldom does it end the way we’d like, and the nice part is two are freshman and two are sophomores.”Auburndale’s Wyatt Weiler lost his bid for a Division 3 state title, losing 7-5 to Jared Roen (42-3) of Riverdale 7-5. Weiler finishes his senior season with a 44-8 record and a state silver medal.Weiler’s teammate, senior Paul Willfahrt, ended up taking fifth place at 145 pounds. Willfahrt (44-7) lost his consolation semifinal match to Trenton Pasch (42-8) of Royall 3-2 but turned around and beat Marc Lansin (36-7) of Coleman 5-3 in the fifth-place match.Stratford’s Hunter Kauffman and Spencer’s Bryce Shaw ended up taking sixth place.Hunter Kauffman, who was forced to forfeit his semifinal match on Friday night due to an injury, was unable to wrestle Saturday in the consolation round and had to forfeit his final two matches, ending the season with a 40-4 record.Shaw, a freshman, lost both of his consolation matches Saturday to finish sixth at 113 pounds. Shaw (28-21) was pinned by Fennimore’s Riley Lull in 2:26 and lost 7-4 to Kewaunee’s Jesse Steinhorst in the fifth-place match.Both of Marshfield’s state qualifiers earned medals in Division 1.Senior Mitch Hertel won both of his consolation matches Saturday to take third at 160 pounds. Hertel (30-2) beat Jared Krattiger (42-2) of Waterford 7-3 and beat Austin Powell (46-3) of Sauk Prairie 5-2 in the third-place match. Hertel defeated Powell 2-1 in a preliminary-round match on Thursday.Hertel was making his third state meet appearance and grabbed his second medal after placing fourth in 2012.Junior Josh Lang took fourth for the Tigers. Lang (31-6) won his first consolation match by injury default over Christian Dischler of Pewaukee but lost a third-place match to Ross Agg (38-7) of Oak Creek 7-5.Spencer’s Tim Bauer and Hunter Luepke and Stratford’s Anthony Gliniecki also competed at state and were eliminated on the first day of the tournament. Stratford’s Sam Wenzel and Tyson Kauffman won their first matches but lost in the quarterfinals and were eliminated from the tournament in the consolation bracket.Paul Lecker is publisher of, a contributor to Hub City Times Sports. You can reach him by email at read more