1 England goalscorer Andros Townsend says he is happy to be repaying manager Roy Hodgson’s faith in him after his late equaliser secured a deserved draw against Italy in the international friendly in Turin.The Spurs winger, who was a second half substitute for Fabian Delph at the Juventus Stadium, struck brilliantly with 11 minutes remaining to cancel out Southampton striker Graziano Pelle’s clever opener.The draw ended England’s run of seven wins in a row since the World Cup, but Townsend was keen to reflect on the positives after an impressive second half display by the visitors.“The manager stuck by me through the tough times and every time he’s picked me and every time he has shown me loyalty I have repaid that faith. Hopefully it can continue,” Townsend told ITV.“I was delighted. It was a difficult game and it was hard to break them down. I think there was going to have to be a strike from 25, 30 yards to beat them and get a goal today thankfully it was me that got it.”England were distinctly lacklustre in the first half but improved drastically after the break, and the 23-year-old felt they could have gone on to win the game, but was still satisfied with a share of the spoils.“After we got the equaliser it was all us and we got two or three chances to get the win but it wasn’t to be. It was a good result against Italy on their home patch. It’s a good way to end the trip,” Townsend added. Andros Townsend
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This being an Olympic year, a lot was expected from the Union Budget as far as fund allocation for sports was concerned but Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee’s total package of Rs 1,152 crore may not please many, including the sports federations.As compared to last year’s Budget in which Rs 1,121 crore was allocated to the Sports Ministry and was later revised to Rs 990 crore, this year’s Budget for sports shows a nominal hike of Rs 162 crore. Out of the total outlay, Rs 721.98 crore has been allocated for sports and games while Rs 310.22 crore has been earmarked for the Youth Welfare Scheme.The Budget has surely came as a disappointment for the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) which had requested the finance minister to consider allocating funds for sports in the range of Rs 4,000 crore. The Budget for sports in the last two years has seen a steep decline from Rs 3315.67 crore in 2010 and Rs 3,670.13crore in 2009. The Sports Authority of India (SAI), which often draws flak for it functioning, has been handed Rs 256 crore – a hike of just Rs 22 crore from last year’s Rs 236 crore. The lack of facilities at the various SAI centres in the country has often come in the limelight and frequently they have run short of food supplements for athletes.Out of the total Budget for the ministry amounting to Rs 1,152 crore, Rs 1,041 crore fall under the ‘plan’ expenditure while the rest (Rs 111 crore) is ‘nonplanned’. In its assistance to the various National Sports Federations, the government will shell out only Rs 110 crore which is an increase of just Rs 10 crore compared to last year’s Budget.advertisementAs expected, the IOA is not pleased with the funds allocated. “We expect our athletes to compete against the likes of Chinese and Americans but when it comes to investing money honour athletes, they give peanuts,” said IOA vice-president Tarlochan Singh.
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Firmino warns Liverpool teammates: December decisive for title challengeby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveRoberto Firmino insists December will be a decisive month for Liverpool.The Reds head into the hectic festive period top of the table, one point ahead of Manchester City, who they will face on January 3.”December is always a special month in the Premier League,” he said. “There are a lot of games and it is often a decisive month in terms of the championship. This is a very important month for Liverpool.”Of course it’s very difficult to stay unbeaten in this league. We’ll only do it with hard work. That’s what we’ve been doing until now, including going back right to the start when we came back for pre-season.”We need to keep focused and fighting until the end to reach our goals and see where that gets us by the end of the season.”This team has lofty ambitions and aims high. We are going for titles, we are a big club, we are always fighting for trophies. We’ll continue playing well, the way we are, and we’ll see where it gets us.”
CLEVELAND, OH – MARCH 25: Kyrie Irving #2 of the Cleveland Cavaliers pauses on the court during the first half against the Washington Wizards at Quicken Loans Arena on March 25, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)LeBron James is the unquestioned leader of the Cleveland Cavaliers, but point guard Kyrie Irving can make a highlight with the best of them. During tonight’s Eastern Conference Finals game against the Toronto Raptors, the former Duke star pulled one of the nastiest moves you’ll see on a basketball court to blow by Cory Joseph for an easy layup.Kyrie Irving electric handles. https://t.co/xSdNVYjAjW— RealGM (@RealGM) May 18, 2016Baseline view of Kyrie Irving with the behind the back crossover. https://t.co/wNgRTazFMe— RealGM (@RealGM) May 18, 2016The former Duke star has a game-high 18 points on 8-of-11 shooting. His Cavs lead the Raptors 66-44 at halftime.
Prior to Monday, there had only been one triple-double recorded in Ohio State men’s basketball history. Now, Evan Turner can be added as the second person to make the list. Twenty-three years after Dennis Hopson’s 27 point, 11 rebound, 10 assist performance, Evan Turner recorded 14 points, 17 rebounds and 10 assists in OSU’s season-opening 100-60 win over Alcorn State.The triple-double was something Turner wasn’t expecting.“I never really thought about it to tell you the truth,” Turner said. “It’s really cool to get a triple-double and be in the same company as Dennis Hopson.”The Buckeyes began the game on a 20-5 run, and never looked back.As expected, junior Dallas Lauderdale was sidelined as he continues to recover from a broken hand. Starting in his place was senior Kyle Madsen, who scored seven points and grabbed four rebounds in 21 minutes of play. “Kyle banged a couple shots down,” coach Thad Matta said. “He’s a guy that can step out to 17 feet and shoot it and I’m very comfortable with him doing that.”Junior Jon Diebler scored 22 points, including six three-pointers. Sophomore William Buford added 19 points of his own on 8-14 shooting. David Lighty made his return from injury, scoring eight points.“We feel very confident with the personnel we have going up against anybody,” Diebler said. “Tonight we showed how much of a threat we are. We have some weapons on this team. “Alcorn State was led by guard Jonathan Boyd, who finished with 20 points. Boyd was an impressive 6-10 from behind the three point arc. However, the night belonged to Turner. Alcorn State simply had no answer for the Buckeyes’ do-everything guard.“He’s one of the best players in the country because he makes everyone around us better,” Diebler said. “That’s something you can’t teach.”Turner and the Buckeyes play again Thursday at home against James Madison at 7 p.m.
LOS ANGELES — When Ryan Day started his coaching career, he wanted to make himself stand out.That was his main focus when starting out at New Hampshire, and it was the driving force behind his decision to follow Chip Kelly into the NFL as a quarterbacks coach.Day knew he needed to work to be different to make it, and now, less than a week until he officially moves from Ohio State offensive coordinator to Ohio State head coach, he has an opportunity to use his past to differentiate himself from the coaches before him.“A few years ago, I had to make a decision kind of where my career was going. I made a hard decision to coach in NFL and focus all my time on the quarterback play and the pro-passing game. I thought that would differentiate myself in the coaching profession,” Day said. “That’s what I did for two years, and I felt that gave me a little bit of edge in coaching.”Ohio State takes on Washington in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1, the last game of Urban Meyer’s head coaching career as he steps into a new role as assistant athletic director. Day is set to take over the next day, his first time as a head coach at any level in his coaching career.Day said the change feels a little more real every single day, and the transition has not been a drastic one in his final week as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.“It’s actually been even smoother than I thought it would be,” Day said. “It’s been really good and things have been kind of business as usual, and then on the second we go from there.”On Jan. 2, Day goes from there, goes on to a head coaching job of a team that never finished outside the top 12 in the Associated Press Top 25 in Meyer’s tenure.Now, the focus remains on the Rose Bowl. Day appears to not want it all to set in until after the matchup with the Huskies is over.But it’s no secret Day’s future position is the ultimate dream achieved for the 39-year-old offensive coordinator.“It’s something I’ve been working for my whole career,” Day said. “My philosophy and values are so much in line with what’s here right now, and I want to keep that culture going and the infrastructure this year going right now.”For four more days, Day said it will be business as usual for Ohio State.For the next four days, the practices will remain the same, Day’s position remains the same and Meyer’s position as head coach will remain the same.On the surface, Ohio State will remain the same team that finished 12-1. It will remain the same team that both lost brutally to Purdue and won handedly against Michigan. It is the same team that won the Big Ten, missed the College Football Playoff and found itself in the Rose Bowl.It is the same team that was led by Day for the first three games before Meyer came and returned for the next 10.But as much as Day said the outlook of the team remains the same up through Jan. 1, the change is on its way.For Day, it is not any individual thing he is preparing for when that day comes: It’s a little bit of everything.“I don’t know if it’s one thing,” Day said. “You understand you have a list of things you need to get done. You go about the business of starting it up and ready to roll.”Many coaches dream of earning a college head coaching job, especially at a program with a history like Ohio State.But Day has been preparing for it. He has had a head coaching book for most of his coaching career, something he has taken notes in for when his time came to take the reigns of a program.On Jan. 2, Day will have his opportunity to implement the book in the way he’s always hoped of doing.“[The book] probably goes back a decade,” Day said. “I wanted to be a head coach ever since I started coaching. I started taking notes a long time ago.”
Mainul HoseinThe High Court on Sunday granted bail for five months to former adviser to a caretaker government Mainul Hosein in two defamation cases, reports UNB.An HC bench of justice Muhammad Abdul Hafiz and justice Mohi Uddin Shamim passed the order after hearing separate petitions filed by him.Earlier in the day, two courts — one in Dhaka and the other in Jamalpur — issued arrest warrants against Mainul Hosein in two cases filed for hurling abusive words at journalist Masuda Bhatti in a television talk-show.In Dhaka, additional metropolitan magistrate Asaduzzaman Nur passed the order after recording the statement of Masuda Bhatti and fixed 22 November for submission of records regarding the arrest of Mainul.Mainul was also sued in Jamalpur district by Farzana Yasmin Lita, convener of ruling Awami League’s associate body Jubo Mohila League.Judge Solaiman Kabir of cognisance court issued the arrest warrant after Farzana filed a Tk 200 billion defamation case against Mainul.According to the case statement, Mainul who was connected to the talk-show ‘Ekattor Journal’ through a videoconference aired on Ekattor TV hosted by Mithila Farzana, made an ‘offensive comment’ against Masuda Bhatti on 16 October.He tarnished the image of Masuda Bhatti, the statement said.During the talk-show, Masuda Bhatti asked Mainul, “You say that you’re in the Jatiya Oikya Front as a citizen of the country but in social networking sites, many people are saying that you are there as a representative of Jamaat.”Angered at the comment, Mainul said, “I’m thanking you for your audacity and I want to believe you as ‘characterless’. There’s no question about Jamaat link’s with me and what question you have asked is embarrassing for me.”
Princess Alleyen and her daughter August were at the site of the family’s new apartment March 21 that came with furniture from Aarons. (Photo by Diandra Bolton, Howard University News Service)Some families in Ward 8 are celebrated new beginnings during the week of March 20. Princess Alleyen, whose family has been struggling with homelessness and unemployment, is one of them.Alleyen’s is one of 28 formerly homeless families who received a home stocked with new furniture, including leather sofas, love seats, beds and tables, thanks to a collaboration between the city and Aarons, the nation’s largest appliance and furniture rental company.“I am so grateful,” Alleyen said during a press conference March 21 announcing the gift. “This will be the spark my family and others need to get ahead in our lives.”Through Jobs Have Priority, an organization that helps D.C. residents find employment, and support from Aarons and Mayor Muriel Bowser (D), Alleyen, her partner, Jason Tyson, and their two sons, ages 19-months and 11, can now look back on more than a year of being homeless instead of it being a part of their everyday reality.The organization provides apartment-style shelter for families who have experienced homelessness, many of which are single-parent households caring for two to three young children, Bowser said. Many have at least one family member with a mental, developmental or physical disability, she added.At an Aarons community outreach event March 21, 100 employees installed more than $60,000 worth of new living room and bedroom furniture in units at an apartment complex located at 2601 Naylor Road in southeast Washington.The company’s CEO Robert Kamerschen said Aarons is planning more projects in D.C. and other cities.“Aarons believes that caring starts with respect,” he said during the press conference. “This donation and our efforts across D.C. demonstrate a civic commitment that began with our founding more than 60 years ago and endures today thanks to the dedication and big hearts of our associates.”Tyson expressed his surprise and appreciation for Aarons’ gift.“My family and I weren’t expecting much from Aarons,” said Tyson, who is a courtesy driver assisting low-income families with their transportation needs thanks to Jobs Have Priority. “So, to see what they gave us really is moving, and exciting.”Alleyen said she is still looking for a job through Jobs Have Priority and is working with the program to learn how to budget the family’s finances and manage a household.“Every single resident in our city deserves a safe and dignified home, and Aaron’s is supporting us in achieving this goal by supplying high-quality furniture for families,” she said. “The goal is to do this in every ward in the district before 2016 is over.”