About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Napoli boss Ancelotti defends Genk stalemateby Carlos Volcano23 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveNapoli boss Carlo Ancelotti defended their 0-0 draw at Champions League opponents Genk.The Azzurri hit the woodwork three times and saw Kalidou Koulibaly’s effort cleared off the line at the Luminus Arena.“It was a good performance and we had several chances for the breakthrough,” Ancelotti said on Sky Sport Italia.“Our finishing wasn’t very effective and we were a little unlucky too. The only risk we had at the back came after a slip, so we were always in control.“It’s an extra point, we showed grit and determination, but could’ve finished our chances better.”
Twitter/@ESPNCBBAt this point, it feels like we have a huge upset and a court rush every night in college basketball. No. 3 Kansas was the victim tonight, falling to an Oklahoma State team that was just 9-8, and 1-4 in the Big 12 in Stillwater, 86-67. After the game, fans of the Pokes rushed the court in a big way.Down goes Kansas! What a week. pic.twitter.com/46vr4hqHo0— ESPN College BBall (@ESPNCBB) January 20, 2016They stormed the court anyway. Regardless, great win for the Pokes. They came to play. 86-67 victory. #OkState pic.twitter.com/KIyNCQsuK8— Sam Gannon (@SamGannon87) January 20, 2016Storm that court, Pokes! #okstate pic.twitter.com/hFFVoutUEc— Jessica Morrey (@JessicaMorrey) January 20, 2016Last night, Iowa State fans stormed the floor. Tonight, it was Oklahoma State. On the road in the Big 12, nobody’s safe.
OSU redshirt sophomore quarterback Joe Burrow (10) catches a snap during the Spring Game at Ohio Stadium on April 15, 2017. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Social Media EditorAfter the 2016 spring game, then-redshirt freshman quarterback Joe Burrow said he wasn’t ready to assume the role of backup quarterback. Now-redshirt freshman Dwayne Haskins wasn’t in the mix for the job yet, having not arrived at Ohio State.On Saturday in the 2017 spring game, the two threw a combined 59 passes, completing 40 of them. Haskins was 21 for 32 with the Gray team and 5 for 5 with Scarlet. Burrow was 14 of 22 for Scarlet. Now exiting spring camp heading toward summer workouts and fall camp, whoever wins the backup quarterback job feels confident enough to be the next man up behind redshirt senior quarterback J.T. Barrett.Haskins had the most opportunities in the passing game, playing for nearly the entire game on the Gray squad after Barrett played just the first quarter. Haskins completed five passes for more than 20 yards, throwing for 283 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions. Burrow connected on three such passes, accumulating 262 passing yards and three touchdowns on the day.Burrow said that the game has slowed down for him quite a bit from a season ago.“I see just about everything that’s going on on defense, know the offense way better — the ins and outs, what’s going on up front,” he said.Burrow and Haskins each stood in the pocket and sprayed the ball all over the field, not being afraid to throw it deep and let the receiver make a play in the air. The effect of a Ryan Day-Kevin Wilson offense was on full display for the first time for the Buckeyes and the passing game reflected that change the most.Burrow came into the spring game as the clubhouse leader for the backup quarterback job, but after a strong performance from both the Athens, Ohio, native and Haskins, OSU coach Urban Meyer will have a decision to make come fall.“I know it is very close. But I’m not prepared to say who is (No.) 2, who is (No.) 3, et cetera, yet,” Meyer said.Meyer continued saying that all four quarterbacks — Barrett, Burrow, Haskins and freshman Tate Martell — have been exceptional during spring camp. He added Haskins and Burrow played well Saturday.In his first time playing in a game scenario, Haskins confirmed beliefs about his arm. He overthrew receivers at time, but dropped in a few long passes on target to redshirt junior wide receivers Johnnie Dixon and Terry McLaurin for his three touchdowns.When asked whether or not he thought Burrow and Haskins are ready to be the quarterback on deck, Dixon emphatically said he’s confident Burrow and Haskins each can be the leader of the offense, if need be.Haskins said that he did what he sought out to do this spring and did enough to win the backup job. But until fall camp, he and Burrow will have to wait to prove they’re the right choice to be the next up after Barrett.“As far as the competition goes, we’re just going back and forth rotating twos, ones,” Haskins said. “Doing everything we need to do to get each other better.”
Ohio State coach Urban Meyer addresses the Buckeyes prior to the first practice of fall camp on July 27. Credit: Colin Hass-Hill | Sports EditorComing off its 54-21 victory over UNLV, the No. 11 Ohio State football team (3-1, 1-0 Big Ten) will be preparing this week for its matchup against Rutgers, the first Big Ten opponent the team has faced since the season opener against Indiana.Speaking on Tuesday’s weekly Big Ten coaches teleconference, head coach Urban Meyer was asked questions about the protests that were prominent in the NFL this week, and how he would react if one of his own players asked to protest racial injustice and police brutality by kneeling during the national anthem.After he avoided providing a direct answer the day prior at a press conference regarding how the team has dealt with the protests, Meyer gave a similar answer in the teleconference, citing a culture of respect to deal with the varying opinions players and coaches might have on the hotly debated topic, while avoiding sharing his own opinion on the matter.“A culture of team, a culture of respect and a culture of focus. And so, I was unaware that anything was going on until yesterday,” Meyer said Tuesday. “I’ll talk to some players and we’ll do what we normally do after a conversation and I’ll let people have their opinions and never cross the ‘r-word’, which is respect.”Meyer later said that in a hypothetical situation in which a player might ask him about joining the protest over racial injustice and take a knee during the national anthem, any conversation on the matter would be kept private and not shared with the public.“That’s between me and the player and to be honest, I don’t know,” Meyer said. “And if I did, I probably wouldn’t share it with you since to me, that’s sanctuary-type meetings you have with your players that you have trust in. So it’s no different than if you said what if my son or daughter came home and asked me what would I do, that’s between me and them.”Here are more updates from Meyer during the Week 5 teleconference.On Big Ten locker rooms: “These players do a lot for us and do a lot for our conference. They should be treated right and that’s very clean environment, obviously the proper heat, proper air conditioner, air conditioning and a sanitary environment. And I would imagine that from this point forward that their people will look at that very closely.”On assessing the team: “Pass defense continues to be the No. 1 on the hit parade as far as we have three pass interference penalties last week. Other than that, we played well, but that’s No. 1 where we need to improve. And then No. 2 is consistency on offense, and especially you know when you start getting into conference play and facing the better defenses, you have to play much better.”On Tracy Sprinkle: “He’s one of our top players as far as leadership, as far as respect amongst our players, so they know how hard he works, what a character guy he is and how much he loves his teammates. He actually talked some today a little bit. He’s getting back to that group he was before he got hurt. So, his last two games have been much better and we anticipate him to continue to improve as he has more confidence on that leg.”On freshmen who impressed against UNLV: “I can see Pete Werner and Baron Browning. They’ve really made strides … plus they’re very talented guys. Jeffrey Okudah is a guy who has taken a giant step and earned some playing time. Trevon Grimes had a couple really good weeks of practice. He’s not in a position to be in the rotation yet, but he’s working towards that.”On Demario McCall: “We’re pressing along and trying to get him ready to go, but when you watched him play, that wasn’t the Demario McCall you’ve seen in the open field. So it is a real injury. It is something that’s getting better and it’s a guy that just needs confidence to become the dynamic player he could be.”
Pep Guardiola has warned his players that progress must be continued to be made at Manchester City in order for him to see out his new contractThe Catalan signed a new two-year deal with the Premier League champions on Thursday that he will see remain at the club until the end of the 2020-21 season with his original contract still having a further year remaining.In his nine-year managerial career, Guardiola has spent four years at Barcelona and three at Bayern Munich.The 47-year-old warned that he may also decide to leave City, after a short spell, if they are unable to continue their progress made from this season.“The contract and the manager always depends on the result. We have extended two years to stay for the next three years but we depend on results,” said Guardiola, according to SportsKeeda.Report: City are stunned by Norwich George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Manchester City was stunned by Norwich City in todays Premier League clash.Much has been made in recent days of the potential impact of Aymeric…“In football, what you have done in one year can change absolutely everything. But I have confidence with the club, with the chairman [Khaldoon Al Mubarak], with [director of football] Txiki [Begiristain]. We know [each other] perfectly.“When we feel things are not going well, we are going to change and I am going to make a step back.“I am trying, with all my efforts and desire to avoid that, and instead of making a step back we are going to make a step forward to maintain the level of this club.“We have a contract because we have to have a contract, but the club knows me and when I have the feeling that our relationship with the players is not good I am going to make a step back and another guy is going to come to help the players maintain this high level.”
Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone has responded to comments made by Thibaut Courtois after the Real Madrid goalkeeper criticized him.The Belgium international accused his former manager of constant attack against the European champions in order to boost his popularity amongst Atletico Madrid supporters.Courtois’s comments came after Croatia captain and Real Madrid teammate, Luka Modric accused Simeone of constantly trying to undermine the Los Blancos after the Argentine said either Antoine Griezmann or Raphael Varane should have won Ballon d’Or ahead of Luka Modric.Speaking in his pre-match press conference ahead of Atletico’s clash against Espanyol on Sunday, Simeone said, as quoted by Goal:La Liga Betting: Match-day 4 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Despite it being very early into La Liga season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have had unprecedented starts to their campaigns. With this in…“I’m very respectful with him,” he said of Courtois.“I don’t understand what he wanted to say.”Simeone’s Atletico Madrid are currently seated in third position in the Spanish LaLiga, two points ahead of Rivals Real Madrid after 16 round of matches.
KUSI Newsroom February 28, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSANTEE (KUSI) — A West Hills High School freshman is facing a charge of issuing a criminal threat for allegedly insinuating online that a shooting was going to occur at the Santee campus, authorities reported Wednesday.The 14-year-old, whose name was withheld because he is a minor, was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of posting a likeness of an AR-15-style rifle made out of Lego bricks on Instagram, along with a caption reading, “Don’t come to school tomorrow,” according to sheriff’s officials.“Another student asked the (boy) to take down the post due to its threatening implications, but he refused,” Lt. Chris Steffen said.The assistant principal of the school alerted law enforcement to the situation about 10 p.m., reporting that “other students were in fear of (the suspect),” Steffen said.Deputies who tracked down the alleged perpetrator in Lemon Grove spoke with his mother and stepfather and determining that the youth had access to hunting rifles, according to Steffen.“The investigation is ongoing to determine if this student has access to other weapons,” the lieutenant said.After being questioned, the teen was arrested and booked into juvenile hall.The alleged threat came a day after a Westview High School student was arrested on suspicion of making similar menacing statements regarding gun violence that supposedly was going to occur this week at the campus in the Torrey Highlands neighborhood of San Diego.That teen, whose name, age and gender were withheld, also allegedly warned classmates to stay home from school due to the purportedly planned violence. Several of students who heard the comments reported them to school officials, who called the police.Last week, alleged threats against Torrey Pines High School led to the arrests of a 14-year-old freshman enrolled at the Del Mar Heights-area campus and a 16-year-old non-student.The local incidents have played out amid a spate of direct and veiled threats — most of them seemingly unfounded — occurring nationwide in the aftermath of the gun massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Posted: February 28, 2018 Updated: 10:20 PM West Hills High School student arrested for posting threat on social media KUSI Newsroom, In response to media inquiries, here’s a photo of the toy rifle that was mentioned in the threatening social media post about West Hills High School in @CityofSantee. If using this photo in your stories, please credit: “Courtesy of @SDSheriff. ” pic.twitter.com/yee5fuLb33— San Diego Sheriff (@SDSheriff) February 28, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter
President Donald Trump abruptly fired FBI Director James Comey Tuesday, ousting the nation’s top law enforcement official in the midst of an investigation into whether Trump’s campaign had ties to Russia’s election meddling.In a letter to Comey, Trump said the firing was necessary to restore “public trust and confidence” in the FBI. Comey has come under intense scrutiny in recent months for his role in an investigation into Democrat Hillary Clinton’s email practices, including a pair of letters he sent to Congress on the matter in the closing days of last year’s election.Trump made no mention of Comey’s role in the Clinton investigation. But the president did assert that Comey informed him “on three separate occasions that I am not under investigation.”The White House said the search for a new FBI director was beginning immediately.Tuesday’s stunning announcement came shortly after the FBI corrected a sentence in Comey’s sworn testimony on Capitol Hill last week. Comey told lawmakers that Huma Abedin, a top aide to Hillary Clinton, had sent “hundreds and thousands” of emails to her husband’s laptop, including some with classified information.On Tuesday, the FBI said in a two-page letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee that only “a small number” of the thousands of emails found on the laptop had been forwarded there while most had simply been backed up from electronic devices. Most of the email chains on the laptop containing classified information were not the result of forwarding, the FBI said.Comey, 56, was nominated by President Barack Obama for the FBI post in 2013 to a 10-year term. Praised for his independence and integrity, Comey has spent three decades in law enforcement and has been no stranger to controversy.Before the past months’ controversies, Comey was perhaps best known for a remarkable 2004 standoff with top officials in the George W. Bush administration over a federal domestic surveillance program.As the deputy attorney general, Comey rushed to the hospital bed of Attorney General John Ashcroft to physically stop White House officials in their bid to get his ailing boss to reauthorize a secret no-warrant wiretapping program.Comey described the incident in 2007 testimony to Congress, explaining that he believed the spy program put in place after the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks was legally questionable.When he learned that Andrew Card, the president’s chief of staff, and Alberto Gonzales, the White House counsel, were heading to Ashcroft’s hospital room despite Ashcroft’s wife’s instructions that there be no visitors, Comey told Congress, Comey beat them there and watched as Ashcroft turned them away.“That night was probably the most difficult night of my professional life,” Comey said. Share
Hulu wants to drive more customers to its ad-supported streaming package — lowering the official price from $7.99 to $5.99 per month — while it’s trying to turn a profit on the live-TV bundle with a price hike.Starting next month, Hulu With Live TV will increase by $5 per month, rising from $39.99 to $44.99 per month (a 12.5% increase). At the same time, the monthly price of Hulu’s ad-supported video-on-demand service is dropping by $2, as it seeks to grow advertising revenue. The ad-free VOD plan will remain unchanged, at $11.99 per month.Hulu’s new pricing will go into effect beginning Feb. 26 for new subscribers. For existing subscribers, the new prices will be reflected in their next billing cycle after Feb. 26.The changes come after Netflix last week raised U.S. streaming prices for all customers, including an 18% hike on its most popular plan, the Standard two-stream HD tier, from $10.99 to $12.99 per month. Hulu had been prepping the pricing adjustments for several months — but given the timing, the company is hoping its entry-level streaming plan looks like an even more attractive option against Netflix’s price increase. Popular on Variety Hulu claimed its subscriber base topped 25 million last year, with the service netting 8 million total new subs for 2018. It doesn’t spell out which plans those customers take, but a rep confirmed that the “majority” of Hulu customers are on the ad-supported VOD plan. In September 2018, Hulu touted hitting 1 million subscribers for the live-TV service.Why is Hulu dropping the price of its most popular plan — given that it’s continuing to lose money? The joint venture lost up to $440 million in the third quarter of 2018, more than double a loss of $207 million a year earlier, according to filings by its parent companies.At the cheaper price, Hulu has seen higher engagement and retention among subscribers. And by pricing the ad-supported tier lower than rivals like Netflix, Hulu hopes to amass an even bigger audience for its ad business: The company claimed ad revenue jumped more than 45% in 2018, to nearly $1.5 billion. In addition, Hulu has already run extensive promotions for the VOD plan with ads for $5.99 per month for the first 12 months (and even offered it for 99 cents per month over Black Friday), and is now setting that as standard price. Also note that Netflix raised the price of its entry-level Basic plan, which offers a single non-HD stream, from $7.99 to $8.99 per month.Meanwhile, the rationale is more straightforward for the price hike for Hulu With Live TV. After an initial land-grab to sign up cost-conscious TV subscribers at the $40 price point — amid aggressive competition from the likes of Dish’s Sling TV, YouTube TV, and AT&T’s DirecTV Now — Hulu needs to make the package profitable.Over the past year, Hulu has added nearly a dozen live TV channels to the bundle, including the CW, Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet and ABC News. It now includes more than 60 channels, including local broadcast channels for ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox. CEO Randy Freer, speaking at a conference last month, claimed the company has been able to improve margins on the live TV product by 50% over the past year but he also acknowledged, “We all have to ultimately run a business that can be profitable.” Hulu’s rejiggered pricing strategy comes ahead of a change in ownership structure: Disney is set to take over 60% control of Hulu after absorbing 20th Century Fox’s stake, with Comcast retaining its 30% stake and AT&T’s WarnerMedia holding 10%. Disney CEO Bob Iger has said he wants to expand Hulu internationally and boost investments in original content.Hulu positioned the price changes as providing a greater range of choices to consumers. The service boasts an on-demand lineup of more than 85,000 TV episodes, more than any other U.S. streaming service, plus thousands of movies. In addition to current shows like “The Good Doctor,” “Killing Eve,” “This Is Us,” “Atlanta” and “Grown-ish,” all of Hulu’s packages include original series like “The Handmaid’s Tale,” “Marvel’s Runaways,” “Future Man” and “Castle Rock.” In addition, it has exclusive U.S. streaming rights to all seasons of TV series including “ER,” “Lost,” “King of the Hill,” “30 Rock,” “Family Guy,” “Seinfeld,” “South Park” and “Curious George.”“Hulu is giving TV fans what they want — choice, flexibility and control — in what they watch, how they watch and what they pay for the TV plan that best suits their needs,” the company said in a statement about the price changes. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. 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06Dec Rep. Griffin bill lowers barriers to broadband expansion The House Communications and Technology Committee on Tuesday advanced a bill, with bipartisan support, proposed by state Rep. Beth Griffin of Mattawan which streamlines requirements needed for broadband expansion work in county rights-of-way.County road commissions have jurisdiction over rights-of-way and require permits, inspections and project reviews due to the close proximity of lines and mains beneath the ground. Right-of-way permit requirements vary widely from county to county, creating an arduous process for telecommunication and video service providers. Griffin’s proposal helps to streamline that process.“The importance of improving internet service quality and speed is something that I consistently hear about from residents of the 66th District. With the importance of fast and reliable internet in today’s world, areas that do not have reliable access to high-speed broadband are at a significant disadvantage when it comes to keeping and attracting jobs and residents,” said Griffin. “We have to level the playing field for those who need these services in rural areas and ensure that government does not present a barrier to that expansion.”House Bill 5097 moves to the full House for consideration. Categories: Griffin News,News