Wolves captain Coady takes blame for Southampton equaliserby Freddie Taylor3 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveWolves captain Conor Coady held up his hands and admitted his mistake against Southampton.The defender was not happy with his performance as Wolves had to settle for a 1-1 draw at Molineux against the Saints.He missed a clearance that allowed Danny Ings to step in and score the first goal in the game.Speaking after the game with reporters, captain Coady said: “It was a tough game, but I felt we let them off the hook a bit with individual errors – mistakes at the back that cost us a little bit.”I’ve got to deal with it better, it is as simple as that. We need to know when to not try and play out from the back.”I need to improve, it is as simple as that. From my point of view, it is just something where I lost concentration of the ball.”I was trying to look at what was ahead of me to start a counter-attack because I felt it was quite an easy ball to control.”These things happen and we need to move on with two big games ahead.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
joel klatt cardale jones fox sportsSaturday, Ohio State, for the first time this season, will be starting sophomore J.T. Barrett over junior Cardale Jones at quarterback. Most college football analysts are applauding the move, given Jones’ struggles this year. Fox Sports’ Joel Klatt agrees, and even went one step further when he joined Dan Patrick Friday morning.Klatt, using a Thanksgiving analogy, implied that Jones was given too much credit for last year’s national title. He believes that Barrett did most of the work in leading Ohio State to the promised land.Klatt’s right, but he is discounting the fact that Jones, who had never started a college football game, beat Wisconsin, Alabama and Oregon in his first three games. Regardless, Barrett is set to lead the offense, and it has Ohio State fans excited.
Highlights from the news file for Monday, Dec. 11———PROVINCES TO GET 75% OF POT TAXES, MORNEAU SAYS: The federal government has agreed to give the provinces and territories a 75 per cent share of the tax revenues from the sale of legalized marijuana. Finance Minister Bill Morneau announced the agreement Monday after a day-long meeting with his provincial and territorial counterparts. Morneau says Ottawa will retain the remaining 25 per cent share to a maximum of $100 million a year, with any balance over and above that limit going to the provinces and territories. The larger share, he added, will allow the provinces to “fairly deal with their costs and so they can work with municipalities,” which had been asking for at least a one-third portion of the revenue. All 14 jurisdictions at the table agreed to the key principles reached at the meeting, Morneau said, calling it a “very good outcome.” The original model put forward by the federal government proposed an even 50-50 split, a plan that was immediately shot down by the provinces, many of which wondered aloud what sort of costs Ottawa would be incurring to deserve such a share.———DOCTORS ANGRY OVER MEDICAL POT TAX: More than 50 doctors from across Canada are calling on Ottawa to withdraw its plan to charge tax on medicinal marijuana. The doctors, who describe themselves as physicians who routinely prescribe marijuana to their patients, say applying a sales or excise tax to medicinal pot would discriminate against those who use the drug to manage their symptoms. They say the measure would introduce financial barriers to Canadians looking to access the drug. Finance Minister Bill Morneau has been meeting today with his provincial counterparts to discuss issues including the impact of an excise tax on cannabis. NDP health critic Don Davies says an excise tax on medicinal pot could end up affecting its affordability and availability to those who need it. Patients have also raised concerns since the Finance Department signalled in November it was looking to apply excise tax to both non-medicinal and medicinal pot.———B.C.’s Site C DAM TO BE BUILT, BUT AT $10-BILLION COST: The Site C hydroelectric dam will be completed with the backing of British Columbia’s NDP government, but it is warning the price tag will be higher than estimated. Site C was projected to cost $8.3 billion to complete, but the government now estimates the project will total $10.7 billion. An estimated $4 billion has been spent so far on the dam and the NDP government was debating whether to continue construction or cancel the work midway through the job. The financial impact of cancelling the project on ratepayers and B.C.’s bottom line were the major factors in the government’s decision to proceed rather than cancel. The government says the province risked a credit downgrade and debt-servicing costs of up to $150 million annually if the project was cancelled and the treasury absorbed the $4 billion loss. The decision on the project’s future is one of the first major decisions that faced the minority NDP government. The massive hydroelectric project has been at the centre of a polarized debate between politicians, environmentalists, First Nations, labour groups and landowners in the Peace River Valley.———ONTARIO PREMIER SUING OPPOSITION LEADER: Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne is suing the Opposition leader for defamation. A spokeswoman for Wynne says a statement of claim was filed today in order for the premier to be able to continue with her case against Patrick Brown. Wynne’s lawyer first demanded in a letter in September that Brown withdraw comments he made a day before the premier testified as a witness at a trial in Sudbury, Ont., involving two provincial Liberals facing Election Act bribery charges. Brown had told reporters he hoped Wynne would give answers about the scandal “maybe when she stands trial” and went on to describe her as a “sitting premier, sitting in trial.” Brown refused to apologize for the statements both after the initial lawyer’s letter and following a libel notice in October. Wynne’s spokeswoman says this case can be resolved with an apology from Brown, but if he continues to refuse to apologize the premier will be able to continue the legal action.———MAN SETS OFF PIPE BOMB IN NEW YORK CITY SUBWAY: A man inspired by the Islamic State group set off a crude pipe bomb strapped to his body Monday in a crowded subway corridor near Times Square, injuring the man, slightly wounding three others and sending New York commuters fleeing in terror through the smoky passageway. Surveillance cameras captured the man walking casually through the crowded passage when the bomb went off at 7:20 a.m. amid a plume of white smoke, which cleared to show the man sprawled on the ground and commuters scattering to get away. Investigators said it was not clear if he set the bomb off intentionally or prematurely. “This was an attempted terrorist attack,” Mayor Bill de Blasio told reporters. “Thank God the perpetrator did not achieve his ultimate goals.” Law enforcement officials said Ullah was inspired by the Islamic State group but apparently did not have any direct contact with the group and probably acted alone. Gov. Andrew Cuomo later told the NY1 cable channel that the suspect went online to learn how to make a bomb.———WOMEN ACCUSING TRUMP OF SEXUAL MISCONDUCT SEEK CONGRESSIONAL INVESTIGATION: The White House is pushing back on sexual misconduct allegations against President Donald Trump, saying he has already denied them. Three women who previously accused Trump of sexual harassment shared their stories Monday on NBC’s “Megyn Kelly Today.” They’re calling for a congressional investigation. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says Trump “has addressed these accusations directly and denied all of these allegations.” She says the people decided in November to elect him regardless. Jessica Leeds, Samantha Holvey and Rachel Crooks are among the women who have alleged harassment by Trump. The White House has called the claims false and “totally disputed in most cases.” The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations has said the women should be heard.———LIBERALS NOMINATE NEW ETHICS WATCHDOG: The Liberals are tapping a long-time public servant to be the new ethics watchdog for the House of Commons. Government House leader Bardish Chagger says Mario Dion is being nominated to become the next ethics and conflict of interest commissioner. Dion is currently the chairman of the Immigration and Refugee Board, but has previously served as chairman of the National Parole Board and the public sector integrity commissioner. He is also a former legal adviser to a number of government bodies. Monday’s announcement comes after a heated question period during which the Conservatives peppered the government about who would take over from outgoing commissioner Mary Dawson, who is looking into a conflict-of-interest controversy involving Finance Minister Bill Morneau. Justin Trudeau and some of his top aides sat out the selection process because Dawson is investigating whether the prime minister broke ethics rules during a vacation to the Aga Khan’s private island last Christmas.———DON’T DESTROY GAY-SEX RECORDS, HISTORIANS SAY: Four leading researchers say a federal plan to destroy the criminal records of people convicted of same-sex activity is a “troubling feature” of proposed legislation intended to help make amends to the LGBTQ community. While the academic researchers applaud ensuring the records can never be used against those convicted, they say preservation is integral to the democratic process and the telling of history. The Liberal government recently introduced legislation that would allow people to apply to have their criminal convictions for consensual sexual activity between same-sex partners erased from the public record. The Expungement of Historically Unjust Convictions Act would provide for the destruction and removal of records for the offences of gross indecency, buggery and anal intercourse. Once passed, the legislation will allow applications by the convicted individual in question or family members of deceased people with criminal records. The researchers — all of whom have ties to Ontario universities — say the scope of offences covered by the bill is too limited, and the application process too vague and potentially onerous.———PRIVACY COMMISSIONER OPENS FORMAL UBER PROBE: The federal privacy commissioner has opened a formal investigation into the large data breach that Uber announced in November. The decision to launch the probe comes weeks after Uber disclosed that hackers stole the personal information from 57 million Uber accounts close to a year earlier. News of the breach prompted authorities in the U.S. and U.K. to launch formal investigations immediately, while the commissioner in Canada initially asked that Uber file a report explaining how the breach happened and its impact on Canadians. In response to the now formal investigation, Uber Canada spokesman Jean-Christophe de le Rue wrote in an email that the privacy of Uber riders and drivers is of paramount importance and the company will continue to work with the commissioner. Uber has yet to say how many Canadians may have been affected, but has told U.K. authorities that about 2.7 million people may have had information stolen. The company said when announcing the hack that it had not seen evidence of fraud or misuse from it, and that it had arranged to have the stolen data destroyed.———‘THE BREADWINNER’ GETS GOLDEN GLOBE NOMINATION: Canadian author Deborah Ellis was ecstatic about Monday’s Golden Globe nomination for “The Breadwinner,” an animated film that’s based on her children’s novel, but said she won’t be attending the awards show next month. While Ellis is hopeful the nomination for best animated film will spark discussions about the story of a young girl and her family under Taliban-controlled Afghanistan in 2001, she doesn’t plan to go to the Jan. 7 gala in Los Angeles due to President Donald Trump’s ban on travel to the U.S. by citizens of mostly Muslim nations. “I’m not travelling to the States because of basically the Islamic travel ban,” Ellis said in a phone interview after the Golden Globe nominations were announced. “I write about refugees often in Islamic countries and it would make no sense for me to be able to go to this kind of a celebration when they can’t get in.” The film is a Canadian co-production with a Toronto cast, many of whom are Muslim and have Afghan heritage. Oscar-winning actor-director Angelina Jolie is an executive producer.
New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was slapped by a man during a roadshow in Moti Nagar in New Delhi constituency. Police said the man has been taken into the custody and an investigation into the matter is underway. Kejriwal was atop an open jeep when a man wearing a red t-shirt jumped onto the vehicle and slapped the chief minister. DCP (West) Monika Bhardwaj said the man has been identified as Suresh, 33, and he deals in spare parts in Kailash Park.
OSU redshirt junior guard Kam Williams (15) shoots the ball during the Buckeyes’ game against Northwestern on Jan. 22. The Buckeyes lost 74-72. Credit: Nick McWilliams | Sports EditorKnowing what you’re going to get every night from your team as a head coach should be affordable. The 40-some practices in the preseason coupled with another 100-or-so and over 20 games played is more than enough time on the court to find an identity as a team.It was alarming, at the end of the nonconference season, that OSU had won by just two points against mid-major University of North Carolina Asheville. That came just days after OSU beat Youngstown State by 37 and allowed a season-low 40 points on defense. It’s back-to-back contests like those that hasn’t permitted the OSU fan base to have excitement for its men’s basketball team.The Buckeyes were winners of three out of four heading into their matchup with the Iowa Hawkeyes on Saturday night, in Iowa City. With a win, OSU would have been tied for sixth in the Big Ten standings. Instead, the Buckeyes played one of their worst games of the year, losing convincingly 85-72. OSU never led in the final 31 minutes of the game.Coach Thad Matta’s team had played like that before. The team came out of the gate, unfocused, not ready to compete for 40 minutes like the players have discussed at length this season. But against Iowa, it was clear that the Buckeyes most substantial issue this season is stringing together productive performances.“You hope there’s a certain standard that guys are going to hold themselves and their teammates to,” Matta said. “This team has had a tendency to go back and we sort of start over and I think that’s been one of the challenges with this group of just continuing to demand as much as we possibly can.”Matta continued to insist on Monday that the Buckeyes have played some “really good basketball” — which they have.OSU played its best game of the season against Minnesota just three days prior to the debacle at Iowa. Against Minnesota, the Buckeyes were the team out to a double-digit lead in the first half. They were able to make stops and free throws down the stretch anchored by 19 points each from senior forward Marc Loving and redshirt junior center Trevor Thompson.At Iowa, the story couldn’t have been more different.Thompson had zero points and six rebounds. He fouled out of the game after just 13 minutes on the floor.Loving scored nine points and was 4-of-11 shooting in 32 minutes of action.Matta has had teams like this before. In 2013, OSU, ranked No. 13 at the time, lost at No. 20 Wisconsin by 22. It dropped Matta’s team to 8-5 in conference, but the Buckeyes rallied to finish second in the conference, won the Big Ten tournament and were five points away from a second consecutive final four appearance.Matta said the 2012 team had a similar struggle, finishing the regular season at 4-3. Yet that team found a way to turn the edge and make the Final Four.The argument can be made that those teams were vastly talented than the current OSU roster, but it’s true that Matta has had teams that surpass inconsistency. However, each time the 2016-17 Buckeyes have showed any sign of becoming a consistent team, they’ve fallen flat.“Sometimes it just has to click,” Matta said. “We got a great opponent (Tuesday) night in Maryland and we’re going to have to play 10-times better than we did the other night.”Matta said he doesn’t believe that this team, currently tied for 11th in the Big Ten at 3-6, will just lay down through adversity and fall off a cliff. He believes that all the problems are mendable, it’s just a matter of when the team buys into the message.“They’ve got to want to shake themselves out of it,” Matta said. “This is where the tough get going.”
OSU then-sophomore Kyle Snyder gets his hand raised during a meet against Nebraska at St. John Arena on Jan. 17. Credit: Lantern file photoThere are more lies than truths told at family functions. From dinner to shooting the bull afterward, most of the stories shared never happened, but they’re harmless lies.In my family, that “shooting the bull” devolves into the men sitting around trying to prove who knows best in remembering some of the most dominant Ohio State sports legends in their lifetimes.They remember watching from the nosebleeds, or through their first television, all the miraculous things Archie Griffin, Eddie George, Jerry Lucas, Jimmy Jackson and Scoonie Penn did while at Ohio State.I’m in my final year as an undergraduate at Ohio State, and I imagine decades from now when I partake in the debate of the greatest athletes to grace Columbus, it’ll go something like this: “Let me tell you about the most complete, dominant athlete in the world who won a gold medal at the Olympics while he wrestled in college.“And let me tell you how I never saw Kyle Snyder in person and I didn’t watch him nearly enough on TV.”When you’re told college will be “the best years of your life,” it’s generally referring to the experiences gained, lessons learned and friends made that last a lifetime. I’ve had plenty of those, and outside of trivial matters, I wouldn’t want my time at Ohio State to be any different than what it has been: except for a chance to watch Snyder every moment I could have.All of that is the truth.Snyder will wrestle for the final time at home as an Ohio State Buckeye Sunday in front of what might be a sellout crowd at the Schottenstein Center. And it will be another opportunity — like many other Ohio State students — I will miss seeing a man who is sure to be on the Mount Rushmore of Ohio State athletes, with the likes of Jesse Owens and Jack Nicklaus.It would take me more than this entire column to list his individual achievements, so a quick glance at his university bio should suffice for why Snyder will be remembered at Ohio State as one of its all-time legendary athletes.OSU junior heavyweight Kyle Snyder lifts Wisconsin’s Connor Medbery before slamming him to the mat for a takedown in the heavyweight finals of the 2017 NCAA Division I Wrestling Tournament in St. Louis, Missouri. OSU placed second, behind Penn State. Credit: OSU AthleticsIf there’s one moment that tipped the scales toward Snyder’s improbable career, it was becoming the youngest world champion in USA wrestling history during summer 2015, between his freshman and sophomore seasons. That following spring, he beat two-time defending national champion Nick Gwiazdowski at Madison Square Garden to capture his first NCAA title.All he did a few months later was win a gold medal as a 20-year-old at the Olympics in Rio De Janeiro.That should’ve been more than enough to convince me that Snyder had to be seen in person, or I’d regret it for the rest of my life. Only one other athlete from Ohio State had gone to the Olympics while a student before Snyder — it was Lucas. He was clearly dominant on the international stage, so why would I deprive myself from watching an Olympic champion in person, while I had the chance?That’s just not something a student gets to do at his own school.Yet, when given the chance again, when he announced he would return for his senior season, I didn’t give it a second thought outside of, “Oh, that’s cool.” The mistake was mine for not watching Snyder.I never paid attention to wrestling before I enrolled at Ohio State — and I still don’t. That’s not to say that I don’t find the sport entertaining or fascinating — I do. Wrestling season aligns with college basketball, which has always been my sport of choice for entertainment. However, a casual sports fan should be able to appreciate Snyder’s greatness and unequivocal skill at the collegiate level. A casual fan should have taken the time to sit in a mostly empty arena and watch Snyder’s unparalleled display of power.I watched him on TV win gold and show off the American flag draped on his back to the entire arena in Rio. Just last week, I stopped what I was doing to watch Snyder finish a fall at Rutgers on TV. It’s honestly quite funny watching Snyder give his opponents false hope by allowing them to stand up and earn a point for an escape before Snyder buries them again.But here I am on the eve of Snyder’s final match in Columbus with Ohio State, knowing I won’t be in attendance tomorrow because I’ll be heading to a concert in Kentucky. The little I know to be true about him will sound like false tales to whomever will hear me talk about all Snyder accomplished in his time at Ohio State.“Yes, all of that is true,” I will say. “And I missed most of it.”
Juventus’ Gianluigi Buffon has revealed who he believes are the top five goalkeepers in the world with a surprising omission from the listThe Juventus captain, who has been widely considered one of the greatest goalkeepers in the history of football, was asked to share his opinion on who are currently the five best goalkeepers in the world, ahead of the second leg against Real Madrid in the Champions League.Excluding the Italians players from his list, Buffon named the likes of Barcelona’s Marc-Andre ter Stegen and Bayern Munich’s Manuel Neur. But the legendary Italian had rather controversially left out Manchester United’s David de Gea, while including his fellow Real target Thibaut Courtois.Solskjaer is hopeful de Gea will stay Manuel R. Medina – September 13, 2019 According to the Manchester United manager, goalkeeper David de Gea will be able to extend his contract… if he’s convinced to stay by the club’s board.‘Not taking into account Italian keepers, I would say [Jan] Oblak, [Keylor] Navas, [Marc-Andre] ter Stegen, Ederson, [Manuel] Neuer and Courtois,’ said Buffon. ‘I hope I did not forget anybody.’ revealed Buffon, according to Metro.Earlier in the week, Ter Stegen was also asked to name his top five goalkeepers in the world with De Gea included, along with Roma’s Alisson.
Having scored the goal that gave Crystal Palace a win against Manchester City, Luka Milivojevic is hoping that his sides next two matches will be victorious.Basking in the euphoria of their 3-2 win against City, Milivojevic is excited and says he would celebrate with family even though still have two matches before the year ends.How Joe Ward thanks his faith for his football Manuel R. Medina – September 13, 2019 Crystal Palace defender, Joel Ward, has thanked his Christian faith for helping him play football professionally and he explains why.“You prepare in a different way because of the opponents, you see we had to defend a lot and we knew we would only have a few changes because this team don’t give you a lot of space but we convert two goals from the three or four counter-attacks we had and what can you say when you come here and take three points against one of the best teams in the league,” he said as quoted by club’s official website.“I am going to celebrate with my family but we have two more games before the end of the year, both at home, and I am hoping we can give the fans more reasons to celebrate in those matches.”