Shearer slams ‘frustrating’ Man Utd star for looking uninterested under Solskjaer

first_imgAlan Shearer believes Anthony Martial should lose his spot at the top of Manchester United’s attack after a series of “frustrating” performances. Martial has scored two goals in his last nine appearances in all competitions and put in a flat performance as United drew 0-0 with Wolves on Saturday. The Frenchman did not manage to fire off a shot during the stalemate at Old Trafford, which was the third consecutive league game in which United failed to score following Marcus Rashford’s lower back injury. Martial has so far failed to shoulder the responsibility that has increased with Rashford’s absence, which is expected to last for another month at least. And the Premier League’s all-time top goalscorer Shearer has been left seriously unimpressed by Martial’s efforts.Advertisement “If there is one man who sums up United’s struggles in front of goal, it is Anthony Martial,” Shearer told The Sun. “He just looks uninterested. I never get the impression he enjoys playing football — which is something I’ve not really come across too much in the game before. “That role isn’t just about scoring goals. You also have to bring your team-mates into the game and do plenty of running to get in behind the defenders. Read Also:Saudi prince remains ‘desperate’ to buy Man United “He has one good game followed by three average ones — he’s a very frustrating player to watch. I’m sure all the fans agree. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content7 Theories About The Death Of Our Universe7 Mind-Boggling Facts About Black HolesThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldSome Impressive And Almost Shocking Robots That ExistCare To Try A Glow-In-The-Dark Doughnut?This Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreEvery Movie Starring Sylvester Stallone From Best To WorstAlbino Animals: A Rare Kind Of Ultimate Beauty6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them Loading… last_img read more

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Amuneke charges Nwakali to revive his career

first_img Loading… Promoted ContentWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks6 Product That Have Wild Origin Stories6 Secret Origin Stories Of Modern Mouth-Watering Meal7 Most Asntonishing Train Stations In The WorldBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeThailand’s 10 Most Iconic LandmarksA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs The African football great pointed out some reasons on why Nwakali is not living up to expectation like Osimhen and Chukwueze, and suggested ways on how he can return to his best once again. “No doubt about his quality, but in the context of being an African, there are a lot of factors that can hinder their growth. Most of these players are from poor backgrounds and a lot is expected from them,” he added. “Also, most of the agents that surround them never tell them the truth. The good thing about Nwakali is that he is still young and has age on his side. “All he needs to do is counsel himself and realise that when you forget the root that took you to success, you start to lose the beauty of what made you who you are. “A lot of Nigerians are expecting his progression but it is unfortunate because of what he has passed through over the years. He also needs to check the kind of lifestyle he is living and know that without football, he is a nobody.” “The only thing he must do to bounce back is to work very hard. To some, working hard is an abomination because we believe in godfathers and have to pay money to be someone. We must not forget that the highest contact we can have is God who deposited this talent in us. “So, it is mandatory to work very hard to complement our God-given talents. Hard work is non-negotiable in terms of success and without that, suffering and endurance you can never be anybody. read also:Coronavirus’ issue makes life more difficult in Spain – Nwakali “Even when things are not going well, it is up to him [Nwakali] to be calm because everyone and everything in this world have its time. I can only hope that he will work hard to be back again.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Hard work is non-negotiable for Kelechi Nwakali if he hopes to put his fading career back on track, according to Emmanuel Amuneke. Nwakali Nwakali burst into limelight after captaining the Nigeria Under-17 team that paraded the likes of Victor Osimhen and Samuel Chukwueze to win the 2015 U17 World Cup in Chile. His inspiring displays earned him the tournament’s Golden Ball ahead of Lille’s Osimhen and Mali’s Aly Malle. Nwakali’s stock rose after joining Arsenal on a five-year deal from Nigeria’s Diamond Football Academy. And after failed loan expeditions at MVV Maastricht, VVV Venlo and Porto B, the youngster was shipped out of the Emirates to Huesca in January. Before football went into a hiatus owing to Covid-19, Nwakali did not play a single game for the Spanish second-tier side. As questions continue to emanate on why the former teenage sensation has failed to justify his ratings, 1994 African Player of the Year, Amuneke – who worked with him as coach of the Nigeria U17 team – opens the lid on his stuttering growth. “There is nothing to doubt about Nwakali’s talent. There are some qualities that are natural gifts from God and he possesses them,” Amuneke told Goal. “As a player and coach, I have seen a lot of good players and midfielders but the kind of quality Nwakali possesses is what I have not seen in any other Nigerian. “He is a kind of player that can see beyond what other players are seeing, a player that has a vision and a player who can play a ball that can result in a goal.”last_img read more

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Cincy-Based Department Store Cutting Jobs

first_imgThe department store plans to cut jobs while transferring and adding some positions.Macy’s is cutting 2,500 jobs nationally as part of a reorganization to sustain its profitability.The announcement comes on the heels of a strong holiday shopping season for the department store chain.The department store announced that it will reassign or transfer some workers. Some positions will be added that relate to online shopping, which is a growing area for the company.The Cincinnati-based company plans to close five stores, leaving it with 844 stores nationwide once the changes are complete.Macy’s says the moves will save it $100 million per year and forecast a 2014 profit above Wall Street’s forecasts.The news sent its shares up over 5 percent in after-hours trading.last_img

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New Running Shoes

first_imgIn a Sports Illustrated article I read about a shoe that is being developed using the carbon fiber blades that amputee sprinters used in recent Olympics.  This new invention is alleged to improve running form.  It is also supposed to reduce injuries that are so common with young sprinters.By placing this carbon fiber blade in the front part of the shoe, the athlete using it will experience less stress on the hips and knees by shortening their stride.  According to research, many of these type injuries are caused by an athlete over striding while attempting to improve performance.  Being involved with track for many years now, I wonder if it will also reduce shin splints.This type of research is performed by St. Vincent’s Hospital in Indianapolis.  It is amazing what they now know about how a person’s body works, and it is no wonder that records are constantly being broken.last_img read more

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Jaguars Franchise League 3-Day Tournament…

first_imgClements unbeaten 143 rescues Lower CorentyneBy Rajiv BisnauthDEVON Clements produced an innings of pure maturity and determination, and it was was the highlight on day one of the sixth round of the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) Jaguars Franchise League Three-day tournament between Lower Corentyne and West Demerara, played yesterday at the Tuschen Community Centre ground.Displaying his wide array of strokes, Clements rescued his team from a perilous position, and annihilated the hosts’ attack with a dazzling unbeaten 143, which eventually took the visitors to 325.All told, Clements innings spanned 226 minutes, 229 balls, inclusive 16 fours and five sixes.In reply West Demerara reached 22 without loss. Tagenarine Chanderpaul and Chabriraj Ramcharran will resume on 10 and 8 respectively, and left with much work to do in this must-win game for the hosts.Earlier, no such enterprise was envisioned when the visitors slumped to 111-5 at lunch, undermined by a three-wicket burst from clinical Romario Shepherd, who finished with 5-60.The strongly built seamer started the rout when he had Sharaz Ramcharran caught at gully by Safraz Esau without scoring, off the fifth ball of the innings.Jonathan Foo joined the other opening batsman Kandasammy Surujnarine and together kept the hosts’ attack at bay for almost an hour, adding 51 runs for the second wicket. Foo seemed intent on counter-attacking, hitting five stylish fours and two huge sixes.However, Shepherd returned for his second spell and right away had Foo edging to wicketkeeper Kemol Savory for 43. Two balls later, it became 51-3 after Gajanand Singh was never allowed to settle, and was taken by Chanderpaul off the lively Shepherd.Off-spinner Richie Looknauth (2-34), completed an excellent session for the hosts when he prised out Surujnarine (18) and Royston Crandon (11).The visitors needed someone to come to the rescue, and Seon Hetymer and Clements battled back after the lunch interval.With the sun beating down, conditions changed, and batting became somewhat easier. Both batsmen settled in nicely and built a partnership of 90 for the sixth wicket.However, on 49, Shepherd trapped Hetmyer leg-before wicket, but by then the pair had done the rescue act.By the tea interval, Clements progressed to 68 in company of Hakeem Hinds.Clements showed a lot of composure to reach his landmark off 189 balls. However, Hinds (21) was caught at the wicket off Shepherd, at 265-7.Left-arm seamer Raymon Reifer (3-88) then claimed the final three wickets of Kassim Khan (8), Raun Johnson (0) and Nial Smith (6).Meanwhile, summarised scores from the other three games are as follows:At Everest: Upper Corentyne were dismissed for 222 on the back of a shot-filled 92 from Assad Fudadin which came off just 99 balls. Clinton Pestano supported well with 49. Bowling for East Bank Demerara, Steven Jacobs took 4-97, Stephan Harris had 3-57 and Budan Baksh claimed 2-19. East Bank Demerara in reply, were 75-4 at the close of play with Danny Narayan on 30 not out. Eon Hooper has so far taken 2-8.At Cumberland, Berbice: Georgetown won the toss and batted first, reaching 243 all out, off just 53 overs. Captain Christopher Barnwell top-scored with 91, while Dexter Solomon, Sunil Persaud, Robin Bacchus and Andrew Lyght Jr supported with 42, 28, 25 and 23 respectively. Bowling for West Berbice, Keron Fraser took 5-84, Collis Butts 3-36 and A Dutchin 2-32.In reply, West Berbice reached 103 for 9 off 32 overs, with Andrew Dutchin scoring 36 and Leon Andrews 19. Christopher Barnwell, Devon Lord, Gajanan Suknanan and Kellon Carmichael have so far taken 2 wickets apiece.At Imam Bacchus ground: East Coast Demerara made 316 all out with Guyana Under-19 batsman Bhaskar Yadram stroking 118. Kamesh Yadram made 61 and Ameer Khan scored 58. Bowling for Essequibo, Akinie Adams took 6-53.Essequibo in reply are 40-2 at the close of play.last_img read more

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Cricket News Disgraced David Warner to play Sydney club cricket

first_imgNew Delhi: After the ball-tampering incident, disgraced former Australian vice-captain David Warner likely to return and start his road to redemption by playing club cricket with Sydney’s Randwick Petersham.The opener is serving a year-long ban from state and international cricket for his part in a plan to use sandpaper to tamper with the ball during the third Test in South Africa in March.But he is free to play at club level and is set to make a return to the field in September.Randwick Petersham club president Mike Whitney, a former Test fast bowler said Warner will play in at least three of the first four matches of the season.”We’re delighted to have him. He’s one of the best players Australia has had since World War II,” he told the local Southern Courier newspaper on Wednesday.”He’s been speaking to one of our club officials and he has committed to the first three or four rounds of the season. Why it is only three or four rounds at this stage I don’t know.”Warner has also been linked with playing in the Northern Territory’s limited-overs Strike League.Whitney, who played 12 Tests for Australia, said he emailed Warner shortly after he was banned in April to tell him the door was open.”Everyone is excited to have him. He will be great in the changing rooms with younger players,” Whitney said.Warner has been on the books at Randwick Petersham since 2013-14, but has rarely played due to state, international and Indian Premier League commitments.He was identified as the mastermind behind the plan to tamper with the ball.While former skipper Steve Smith was charged with knowledge of the plot, Warner was charged with developing it and instructing Cameron Bancroft to carry it out.Earlier this week, Bancroft was cleared to play club cricket in Western Australia while serving his suspension. Smith’s plans are not yet known.New national coach Justin Langer has indicated he will welcome all three back into the team once their bans are served, if their form justifies selection.(With inputs from agencies) For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

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ICC looking for bio-security manager

first_img(ESPNCRICINFO) – The ICC is looking for a bio-security manager for the women’s 50-over World Cup, as planning continues for an event around which there remains a fair amount of uncertainty. The World Cup is scheduled to take place in New Zealand in February and March 2021, but the ICC is yet to officially take a call on its status, although the Board will meet tomorrow to discuss this and other ICC events.It is not necessary that a decision on the tournament has to be taken then, especially as there is still some distance to be covered between now and the tournament.But plenty remains to be done, not least a place to host the qualifiers – postponed indefinitely from July 2020 in Sri Lanka because of the COVID-19 pandemic.As of now, only England, Australia, South Africa, India and hosts New Zealand are confirmed participants; three more spots are to be filled via the qualifiers. The UAE has come up in discussions as a venue, though the IPL window, which runs until November 10, squeezes that option a little.Bio-security protocols have already been drawn up by the World Cup’s organising committee, in consultation with the ICC, New Zealand Cricket, and the New Zealand government. It’s understood that the role of the bio-security manager would be to implement those.One part of that plan would involve teams arriving two weeks earlier than planned. Quarantine regulations in New Zealand currently require a two-week isolation period after entering the country.Teams were originally expected to arrive in New Zealand towards the end of January, but an earlier arrival would impact cost considerations for the tournament.For the moment, planning for the tournament involves fans at the ground.New Zealand has been one of the countries least affected worldwide by the pandemic, and following a strict lockdown that began in March, is now all but virus-free (New Zealand’s ministry of health website recorded figures for August 5 as 24 active cases, with two changes in the count in the previous 24 hours).Spectators have been present at rugby games in the country, without limitation, since mid-June and there are few restrictions once visitors have completed their two-week quarantine.Tickets are not yet on sale for the tournament and, unless late developments change things, they are likely to go on sale sometime in September or October.last_img read more

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 Lucozade Excites Consumers with N200m AirtimeÂ

first_imgIn line with its commitment to reward and appreciate loyal consumers, Suntory Beverage and Food Nigeria Limited (SBFN), makers of Lucozade, has set aside N200million worth of Instant airtime to reward consumers in the third edition of its “Lucozade Under-the-Cap Airtime National Promotion”.At the media launch of the promo in Lagos, the Managing Director, SBFN, Mr. Chinedum Okereke, announced the kick-off of the 2018 Lucozade Airtime promotion during his opening address. “We are proud to announce the return of the successful Lucozade Airtime Promotion for the third time since its launch in 2016. The promotion is an avenue for us to attain nationwide reach as far as rewarding our consumers is concerned, and the modality of the promotion gives us a great opportunity to target millions of consumers,” Okereke said.At the event, the Marketing Director, Mrs. Rosemary Akpo, said “The airtime promotion is very important to us at SBFN as it gives us an avenue to connect with our target audience on a large scale.  The uniqueness of this promotion lies in the fact that every participant who sends in a valid code, stands a chance to win instant airtime, regardless of geographical location or mobile network”.Specifically designed to reward new and existing consumers who purchase Lucozade Boost or Lucozade Sport Orange PET with a yellow cover, consumers are required to look under the cover and text the code to 20966 for free.Explaining the objective of the promotion, the Head of Lucozade Brands and Innovation, Mrs. Chika Adibo said, “The Lucozade airtime promo is our way of rewarding our esteemed consumers for their loyalty and patronage over the years, and also restate our commitment to helping people feel energised and be the best version of themselves all day. We also encourage new consumers to come on board via this platform.”The Lucozade Airtime Promotion 3.0, which launched in May 2018, is open to users on all mobile networks and provides an opportunity for consumers to instantly recharge their energy and their phones.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Fatigue strikes Syracuse in 2-2 draw with New Hampshire

first_img Published on October 11, 2014 at 9:01 pm Contact Jon: jrmettus@syr.edu | @jmettus Watching his players skate up and down the ice during the third period and overtime, Syracuse head coach Paul Flanagan could tell they were tired.A team that had put 30 shots on net through the first two periods failed to get to pucks and spent most of its time during the final two frames in the defensive zone.“It’s a wake-up call for some of them that really struggled to perform later in the game today,” Flanagan said. “They were out of energy, so that’s something we’ll have to take care of.”Almost halfway through the third period, New Hampshire (1-3-1) tied Saturday’s game at the Tennity Ice Pavillion, 2-2. That score would hold until the end and for the second night in a row, Syracuse (1-1-2) finished with a tie.Again, the Orange failed to ever take more than a one-goal lead, despite having the chances. Much like Friday’s game against Northeastern, SU couldn’t close it out and let its opponent tie the game.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I was really disappointed with our squad,” Flanagan said after Saturday’s draw. “You got to learn how to put a team away … I think we were lucky to get out of there with a tie.”Just a minute and a half in, freshman Stephanie Grossi played a puck near the corner with two defenders on her and passed it to junior Nicole Renault, who was crashing the net. The pass hit Renault on the tape of her stick and she sent the first shot of the game into the back of the net.But at the halfway point of the first, New Hampshire scored on a scrum in front of the net. SU goalie Jenn Gilligan couldn’t see the puck because of the players in front of her, but heard the shot as it was taken. She thought it went by her and as she got up, the puck slid in.Off the opening faceoff of the second period, junior Melissa Piacentini muscled past two defenders and made a move on UNH goalie Vilma Vaattovaara. But the forward couldn’t lift the puck over the goalie’s leg.“A few times I shot right in the goalie’s pads and it could’ve been a game-winner,” Piacentini said. “It could’ve been another goal.”After many chances, Grossi finally put Syracuse on the board again in the second, this time with a goal. She stepped off the bench, picked up a lose puck and quickly fired a wrist shot for the score.But despite doubling New Hampshire’s shots through the first two periods and maintaining possession in the offensive zone, Syracuse only had a one-goal lead to show for it.“It was just frustrating that we didn’t put the puck in in the second and first periods when we were dominating,” Renault said. “Those are the chances and the times we really just got to bear down and put the puck in the net.”New Hampshire took over in the third. It created more rushes and got shots off from the point.After a Syracuse turnover in the offensive zone, UNH forward Jonna Curtis took a shot from beyond the left circle. The puck hit off Gilligan’s glove and went into the net.As some of her former teammates celebrated, Gilligan — a junior who played two years at UNH — skated out of the crease, shaking her head.“Got to love those ones,” Gilligan said sarcastically. “You think you have it and it’s just by you and in the net.”The team stayed out on shifts too long in the second period, Flanagan said, and that’s why they let up at the end of the game. He said the players were selfish and need to be smarter about coming off the ice.Said Grossi: “We just got to play a full 60-minute game.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Three months after Angels traded him, C.J. Cron returns to Anaheim

first_imgCozart has hit fairly consistently at his career norms for about a month, so apparently, Scioscia decided now was the time to go back to this. He conceded that having Trout hit first is problematic because they want him to be a run-producer.“Just trying to flip some things to get some things going,” Scioscia said. “We’ll settle back into this template as we go forward.”ALSOBlake Wood (elbow impingement) retired two of the four batters he faced, on 18 pitches, in a rehab outing for Class-A Inland Empire on Thursday. Wood is expected to be activated on Friday or Saturday.UP NEXTAngels (Nick Tropeano, 1-2, 3.64) vs. Rays (Blake Snell, 4-3, 3.12), Friday, 7 p.m., Fox Sports West, KLAA (830 AM) The roster was heavy with right-handers, and Cron was limited to one position. He also had a career .307 on-base percentage, which the Angels felt was too low.“I knew with the Ohtani signing there was a lot of roster malfunction there,” Cron said. “There were a few different first basemen. When (the trade) it actually does happen it is a little shock, but I was expecting it.”Cron said he still had no hard feelings toward the organization – “They gave me the opportunity to play in the big leagues” – and he was happy to come back and see his former teammates and his family.TROUT BACK TO NO. 2After just two games hitting in the leadoff spot, Mike Trout was moved back into the No. 2 spot on Thursday, with Zack Cozart hitting first and Ohtani moved down to the No. 5 spot.Manager Mike Scioscia said earlier this week he was experimenting with Trout and Ohtani in the top two spots, while they waited for Cozart or Ian Kinsler to get hot enough to go into the leadoff spot. ANAHEIM — As C.J. Cron returned to Angel Stadium, wearing a new uniform and with a set of impressive stats to his name, he had the expected answer when asked what was missing in Anaheim.“I have to say the at-bats,” he said before starting a four-game series with the Tampa Bay Rays at Angel Stadium on Thursday. “Just being in there every day and coming to the park and knowing I’m going to be in that two hole. It allows me to make the necessary adjustments that you need at this level. I can maybe give an at-bat to work on something. When you are playing three days a week, your career hinges on that day.”Cron was hitting .289 with 10 homers and an .861 OPS with the Rays prior to Thursday’s game. In his Angels career, he had a few hot months of that type of production, but inevitably his numbers would slide and the Angels would stop playing him every day, or even send him to the minors.With the Angels, he hit .262 with 59 homers in 408 games. The Angels traded him to the Rays just before the first full-squad workout of the spring, because they had a logjam at first base with Shohei Ohtani pushing Albert Pujols more often from DH into the field.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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