Chelsea star Hazard admits he prefers Sarri’s football to Conte and Mourinho’s

first_img Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Chelsea star Eden Hazard believes Maurizio Sarri helps him to enjoy his football, unlike previous bosses Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte.The 27-year-old has two goals and two assists in his opening four games under the new Blues manager and appears to be thriving with his possession-based style of play. Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS And the additions of Jorginho and Mateo Kovacic – two accomplished, ball-playing midfielders – appear to have satisfied his wishes.“The big difference is we bring two players – Jorginho and Kovacic – and they are completely different,” he added.“We just try to keep the ball more often and then when we have a chance to score, we need to score.“But when we have more ball we can be more dangerous. We’re playing good football, so we enjoy. I want to keep this momentum.” highlights smart causal After last season’s 1-0 defeat away at Manchester City, Hazard claimed he could’ve played for three hours and not touched the ball, as Conte forced him to chase aerial balls.Mourinho often criticised Hazard for ignoring his defensive responsibilities, but Sarri allows the Belgian to express himself in attacking areas with the ball at his feet.Hazard told Chelsea TV: “I like to have the ball. Not in my own half, but in the last 30 metres.“I like this type of game. It’s completely different than Conte or Mourinho before.“We have more ball so for me it’s not bad.”Hazard, who was heavily-linked with a move to Real Madrid over the summer, previously said he was waiting to see who the club signed before making any decision on his future. Hazard is enjoying life under Sarri How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Sarri encourages Hazard to enjoy his football center_img Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more 2 possible standings MONEY silverware 2 RANKED Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade REVEALED impact Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era?last_img read more

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Raiders place Lynch on I.R., likely ending his season

first_imgFor complete Oakland Raiders coverage follow us on Flipboard.ALAMEDA — Unless Marshawn Lynch has a Christmas gift in mind for his hometown fans, he’s likely played his last game in Oakland as a Raider.Lynch was placed on injured reserve with a groin injury Monday, just a few hours after the Raiders traded wide receiver Amari Cooper to the Dallas Cowboys for a first-round draft pick.Players on injured reserves are out a minimum of six weeks, then have two weeks of practice time before being …last_img read more

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Klay Thompson’s East Bay Times-themed shoes sell out quickly

first_imgKlay Thompson’s new, limited-edition East Bay Times/newspaper-themed shoes sold out fast Sunday, and are quickly being offered on the secondary market for $2,500, or about $2,300 more than they originally cost.With only 150 pairs of Thompson’s KT4 newspaper-inspired available, about 200 people lined up at the Oaklandish store on Broadway in Oakland Sunday, waiting hours before the launch of the special deal between Thompson, his shoe sponsor Anta and the Bay Area News Group.The shoes were …last_img read more

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Evolution Is Not Truth-Based Inquiry

first_imgWhen your view has been falsified by evidence but you prohibit other views, you are not engaged in truth-based inquiry.In a book review in Science, Marcos Huerta enjoys a fact-free suggestion about the Cambrian Explosion he found in Wallace Arthur’s new book of sweeping generalities about evolution, Life through Time and Space. Shutting his eyes to fossil data, he switches on his imagination:In the section on biology and evolution, I particularly enjoyed Arthur’s treatment of the evolution and origin of animal life. Here, he uses a metaphor of trees rising from the sea to describe the different branches of evolution that led to the many forms of life on Earth today. One such tree produced animal life, another plant life, and still others led to funguses and brown seaweeds.The same chapter discusses the mystery of the “Cambrian explosion,” which I had before believed to be a burst of evolution and new species. Arthur reveals, however, that it also may have been just an epoch of intense fossilization.Problem solved! They just fossilized more intensely! Wait a minute. We know that cannot be true, because in many places (including China), Precambrian strata continue right into Cambrian strata without evidence of a break in time or conditions. If Precambrian strata could preserve delicate sponge embryos, they could have preserved the ancestors of the Cambrian animals had they existed. Can we get an empirical explanation next time, instead of “it may have”?More disturbing is Huerta’s endorsement of Arthur’s dictatorial stance on scientific inquiry. Arthur “writes passionately and strongly against religious fundamentalism, both past and present, that suppresses truth-based inquiry.” The irony here is rich. First, understand that the Darwinian definition of “religious fundamentalism” is ‘any view that disagrees with materialistic Darwinian evolution’ including intelligent design (which is not religious, but based on following the evidence where it leads). This is how the theistic evolutionists at Biologos escape the dreaded ‘fundamentalist’ label: they take the oath that any view of origins must be materialistic, unguided, and aimless—even if some ‘god’ way out wherever started the universe.To think that intelligent design “suppresses truth-based inquiry” – oh, my goodness. Could a PhD creation biologist submit a response to Science Magazine? How about Nature? How about PNAS? Could we teach public school students about the Cambrian Explosion? Could we encourage them to inquire critically about all the evidence pertaining to Darwinian evolution? Can we take the fake-science icons of evolution out of the textbooks, and encourage truth-based inquiry? Pretty please?(Visited 429 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Cycle Challenge: 10 out of 10

first_img21 November 2006Slovakian Martin Velits upset the Team Barloworld favourites to take the men’s title in the tenth edition of the Pick ‘n Pay 94.7 Cycle Challenge on Sunday. His girlfriend, Yolandi du Toit, claimed the women’s honours.Velits, the Slovakian national champion, stunned his closest challengers by getting a jump on a breakaway group just 500 metres from the finish to race through to victory.Du Toit, meanwhile, rode a more risky race that produced a great reward. She broke away after 60 kilometres and fought through to the finish to claim the women’s title, also for Konica-Minolta.Critical moveThe critical move in the men’s race happened after only 10 kilometres of racing when a group of 11 riders broke away.The group comprised Velits, Barloworld’s James Perry, Ryan Cox and Felix Cardenas, Microsoft’s Nic White, Malcolm Lange, Daryl Impey and Daniel Spence, Exel’s Hanco Kachelhoffer and Adrian Maske, and John Paul Pearton of the Wits Cycling Club.They opened up a lead of almost a minute-and-a-half over the chasing pack with the four-strong Microsoft contingent driving the group on.At the 60-kilometre mark there was a series of attacks, which resulted in five riders going clear, but Velits and Cardenas gritted their teeth and fought their way back to the leaders.Strong headwindHowever, a strong headwind made conditions tough and two Microsoft riders, White and Spence, fell off the pace.Heading towards the finish line, it was Barloworld who tried to dictate matters, with Perry and Cox attempting to set up Cardenas, a former King of the Mountains in the Tour of Spain, for the sprint to the line.Velits, though, timed his attack to perfection, sprinting clear of the other challengers to cross the line ahead of Kachelhoffer, with Cardenas in third and Impey in fourth.Women’s raceIn the women’s race, Du Toit, who recently spent six months competing in Europe for the FBUK team, made her break on a long, gradual incline.After her victory, explaining her decision to go for it so early, she said she didn’t want to end up in a sprint for the title because sprinting is not her strength.Working on her rhythm, the 21-year-old said the first she heard of her gap over the chasing pack was when it had reached almost three minutes, which surprised her.The last five kilometres, she reckoned, were really tough, but she kept pushing until the end to register what she described as “the biggest win of my career”.Marissa van der Merwe claimed second place, with her Proline teammate Anriette Schoeman following in third. Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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New Smokey Bear among many attractions at Ohio State Fair ODNR Natural Resources Park

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Smokey Bear has been an Ohio State Fair tradition and fairgoer favorite since 1959, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). This year, a brand new animatronic Smokey Bear will welcome state fair visitors to the ODNR Natural Resources Park during the Ohio State Fair. This new exhibit is just one of the many free family-friendly activities available at the park, which will be open throughout the Ohio State Fair from July 29-Aug. 9.“The Ohio State Fair provides us with such a great opportunity to share the ODNR message about all of the great recreational opportunities we have here in Ohio,” said ODNR Director James Zehringer. “The ODNR Natural Resources Park gives all of our visitors a chance to try out activities they might not get to experience, such as kayaking, fishing or disc golf.”This year, visitors will be welcomed to the park by a brand new Smokey Bear, whose moving arms, head and mouth will continue Smokey’s mission of teaching people about how they can prevent wildfires. The 14-foot-tall Smokey will greet each child who comes to visit by name from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Additionally, a Smokey Bear hot air balloon will take to the skies and float high above the fairgrounds the mornings of July 29-31, weather permitting.A fun activity which is open daily for visitors of all ages is the 7,000-square-foot kayak pond. ODNR Division of Watercraft staff will be on hand to help people learn new paddling skills. Additionally, a stand-up paddleboarding demonstration will occur daily at 3 p.m. in the kayak pond. New this year is the addition of a personal watercraft simulator, which will allow visitors the fun experience of “riding” a jet ski while staying (mostly) dry.For people interested in fishing, the Youth Fishing Pond is open daily to guests under 14. Kids can fish for one of almost 2,000 bluegill that will be stocked throughout the fair, and they will have the option to keep their catch. Fish filleting and frying demonstrations will also be featured at the fishing pond for guests of all ages.The ever popular ODNR Amphitheater will once again provide outdoor entertainment to visitors, with seating for approximately 500 people, from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. daily. Amphitheater acts range from music groups and lumberjacks to animals from the Columbus Zoo, as well as a show featuring retriever dogs.Visitors can learn about Ohio’s native wildlife, such as snapping turtles and rat snakes, along the wildlife boardwalk. Park visitors are welcome to visit the Butterfly House to get an up close look at butterflies emerging from their chrysalises. Visitors are also invited to Ruthven’s Aviary, which offers fairgoers a chance to learn about making their backyards wildlife-friendly, especially for Ohio’s native bird species.For the second year in a row, disc golf will be offered in the Ohio State Parks camping village, with professionals available to teach visitors about golfing skills and equipment. In the camping village, visitors can also explore some of the options available to people wishing to stay overnight in one of Ohio’s 74 state parks, with ODNR’s new Play and Stay camper and a yurt being featured this year.The Ohio Public House, a renovated pioneer cabin, will transport visitors back in time to Ohio in the 1800s. Volunteers in period costumes as well as a variety of activities, games and music will teach visitors about Ohio’s pioneer days.Fairgoers are also encouraged to try their hand at archery or visit the Annie Oakley BB Shooting Range. Instructors from the ODNR Division of Wildlife will be in the park to assist visitors in these activities.last_img read more

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10 months agoWatford boss Gracia pleased with ‘focus’ for Woking FA Cup win

first_imgWatford boss Gracia pleased with ‘focus’ for Woking FA Cup winby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWatford did just enough to see off FA Cup opponents Woking on Sunday.Watford captain Troy Deeney came off the substitutes’ bench to wrap up their FA Cup third-round win over non-league Woking.The Premier League outfit made hard work of seeing off their hosts, Will Hughes giving them a first-half lead before Deeney was introduced late on to secure a 2-0 victory in Surrey.Hornets boss Javi Gracia said: “Before coming we knew it would be a demanding game instead of just the difference being the levels of the teams, but the players started playing very focused, knowing what they had to do.”We scored early and we had the control. We knew, while it was only one goal, we needed to kill the game, we didn’t do it until the second half but it was a good performance.” He added: “We have a good squad. The players that played today didn’t play the last games and I know all of them are ready and, like they showed today, they are available and ready to compete.”The result is not as important. It’s more important for me to see my players in a good condition and with a good attitude today.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Video: Refs Absolutely Botch Late Call In Syracuse vs. Gonzaga

first_imgA close up of Trevor Cooney not out of bounds.trevor cooney out of boundsSyracuse survived Gonzaga Friday night, but it wasn’t without controversy. The Orange, which rallied to overcome a five-point deficit late, almost lost in heartbreaking fashion. A phantom out-of-bounds call was at the center of the storm.Gonzaga, trailing 61-60, had a chance to take the lead with 20 seconds to play, but an errant pass from Josh Perkins wound up in the hands of SU’s Trevor Cooney. Cooney, upon collecting the ball, did all he could to keep his feet inbounds.Cooney, however, was whistled out of bounds. As you’ll see below, it was a bad call.Channeling Cooney’s Balance @bballbreakdown #MarchMadness @AdamZagoria, @espn, @GregAnthony50 https://t.co/7LvScmvE9P— BBiomechanics (@BBiomechanics) March 26, 2016Yep, he’s in, what a play by Cooney. #Syracuse pic.twitter.com/wG4pfaReio— XFINITY Sports (@XFINITYSports) March 26, 2016Let’s review how much time is left.OK, now let’s make the wrong call.— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) March 26, 2016#cooney was #inbounds #Sweet16 #Syracuse wooooooo pic.twitter.com/tZhkMHjAnw— Grove Street (@Grove_Street2x) March 26, 2016Tyler Lydon blocked the Bulldogs’ shot on the ensuing possession, and after two Lydon free throws, the Orange emerged victorious anyway. They’ll next get UVA in an all-ACC Midwest region showdown.last_img read more

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StarStudded Unstoppable Gala To Honor Malala Yousafzai

first_imgThe Unstoppable Foundation will celebrate global access to education at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in L.A. on Saturday, March 15th.The Unstoppable Foundation’s 5th annual gala will be an exciting evening filled with inspiration, connection and the opportunity to make a powerful difference. The Foundation celebrates five years of bringing education to more than 6,000 children in some of our world’s most impoverished nations. The goal of the evening is to provide an education to an additional 1,000 children in need.“Our Unstoppable Gala brings a voice to 57 million children who do not have access to even a primary education. We can solve this critical need if we have the will to do something about it,” said Cynthia Kersey, founder of The Unstoppable Foundation.The gala will be a spectacular affair, starting with a private VIP reception, entertainment, a live auction and other surprises. Brandy and Malcolm-Jamal Warner will be honorary co-chairs, joined by host John Schneider and celebrity guests Martin Sheen, Leigh Steinberg, Cathy Lee Crosby and many more. Malala Yousafzai, the brave young Pakistani girl who stood up for the right for girls to attend school, and was shot by the Taliban, will receive the 2014 Unstoppable Achievement Award (appearance based on schedule).The Unstoppable Foundation has the support of the personal development and transformation industry. Attendees range from mega influencers, including best-selling authors, nationally known speakers, global thought leaders, celebrities, to some of the greatest minds in business and philanthropy. KABC-7 has joined the Unstoppable team as media partner for the gala.The Unstoppable Foundation was created six years ago by transformational expert, author and visionary Cynthia Kersey. Kersey’s dream was to create transformation on a global scale by igniting a social movement of individuals, organizations and partnerships committed to ensuring that every child receives access to an education. Because of her leadership, more than 6,000 children are receiving an education and a daily meal, 56 school houses and two secondary schools have been built, 17,285 men, women and children have been given access to clean water, sanitation and healthcare, and 2,000+ adults have received training on how to create an income so that the projects are sustainable.“The Unstoppable Gala is a platform to inspire and mobilize people to use their voice and take action to impact a child forever. That action has the power to transform lives, communities and the world,” said Kersey. “The Unstoppable Model — Sponsor a Village, The Unstoppable Solution for Sustainable Education, is based on the 5-Pillar development model. The five pillars not only include schools, but also provide the entire community with access to clean water and sanitation, food and nutrition, healthcare and alternative income training for parents. The Unstoppable model is designed so everything is owned and maintained by the community, and the project is completely self-sustaining within five years of the completed implementation.“We believe every child has A Right To Learn. Attendees’ participation and generosity at the gala will help the Unstoppable Foundation expand our mission and achieve our goal of bringing education to an additional 5,000 children in 2014.”To purchase tickets please visit www.UnstoppableGala.com, and find information about The Unstoppable Foundation at www.UnstoppableFoundation.org.Source:PR Newswirelast_img read more

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Sporting Lisbon lodge complaint to FIFA against Patricio Wolves

first_imgSporting Lisbon have issued a formal complaint to FIFA over the handling of goalkeeper Rui Patricio’s free transfer to Wolverhampton Wanderers last month, reports the BBCThe Portugal international was one of the nine players that terminated their contract with Sporting at the end of last season following an attack on staff and the players themselves by the club supporters at their training ground just days before they were due to play in the Taça de Portugal cup final.Patricio has since joined the newly-promoted Premier League side Wolves on a free transfer.Tammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.But Sporting are now demanding £48m in compensation for the loss of their goalkeeper.The Primeira Liga side’s formal complaint has been received by the FIFA with agent Jorge Mendes, who has recently brokered the transfer of Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid to Juventus, also included.Patricio had spent his entire 18-year playing career at Sporting, before moving to Wolves, and made a total of 467 appearances for the first team.last_img read more

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