Past the finishing post

first_imgPast the finishing postCaymanas Park Results for March 26, 2016Track Condition : Dirt : GoodRace 1 1000 M (S) (Purse $768,000) NB3YO(NW2)/IMP3YO&UP(MDN)-REST.ALL.II1. RALLY BABY PFrancis 50.0*2. CHOO CHOO BLUE RHalledeen 55.0 1 1/2L3. GARY GLITTER RWilson 53.5 9/1 Neck4. AFRICA OMullings 50.5 3LDNF: BULLET RAJ DDawkins3 48.5 9/2WIN: $453.00PLACE: $176.00, $57.00, $139.00Final Time : 1:00.1 Splits : 22.3, 45.4Winner : 3yo ch filly – MARKET RALLY – GIVEITTOMEBABYTrainer : RICHARD AZAN Owner : MILADE AZAN, RICHARD AZAN & LAURENCE HEFFESBred by MILADE AZAN, EDISON CHAI, ROHAN CRICHTON, LAURENCE HEFFQu: $653.00 Ex: $1,896.00Trifecta: $4,442.00Race 2 1600 M (Purse $560,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($350,0-$300,0)/NB5YO(NW3)1. PAPER N LACE WHenry 52.5*2. BATIDOR DE MUNDO AChatrie 54.0 9 1/2L3. HOLIDAY WEEKEND RHalledeen 54.0 1 1/2L4. JESSIE JAMES BebHarvey3 53.0 3/4LWIN: $2662.00PLACE: $167.00, $62.00, $107.00Final Time : 1:43.0 Splits: 24.3, 47.3, 1:14.0Winner : 7yo horse – SWEETSOUTHERNSAINT – SHY MARFATrainer : FITZGERALD RICHARDS Owner : COLLABred by OCALA STUDQu: $1,696.00 Ex: $7,886.00D/E : (4-8) $15,956.00Superfecta : (8-6-7-2) $67,585.00Race 3 1100 M (Purse $560,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE IV(NW3)1. RAS EMANUEL RWilson 54.0*2. BERRANCA LSteadman3 53.0 Neck3. SUPERTRONICS RHalledeen 54.0 1 3/4L4. DINNER BY SEVEN JJackson 54.0 NeckLate scratch : #6 LITTLEMISSEMMYWIN: $173.00PLACE: $61.00, $73.00, $106.00Final Time : 1:08.2 Splits : 23.0, 46.4Winner : 4yo b colt – BURNING MARQUE – PLEASANT PRINCESSTrainer : MCMASTER,PETER G Owner : MISS SUCKIEBred by ELAINE MCMASTERQu: $339.00 Ex: $856.00D/E: $18,866.00Superfecta: $11,469.00Rolling Triple: $132,444.00Race 4 1500 M (Purse $768,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN CONDITION RACE -FILLIES (DIV.I)*1. A THOUSAND STARS RHalledeen 55.02. RUNNING STAR SEllis 55.0 9 1/2L3. FRANCIA’S PRIDE JAnderson 52.0 3L4. IGNITION OEdwards3 52.0 5 1/2L5. FLYING MACHINE AChatrie 54.0 2 1/4LWIN: $68.00PLACE: $55.00, $64.00, $78.00Final Time : 1:35.3 Splits : 23.4, 47.1, 1:13.1Winner : 3yo b filly – STORM CRAFT – HEART OF GOLDTrainer: WAYNE DACOSTA Owner: ELIZABETH A DACOSTABred by ELIZABETH DACOSTAQu: $186.00 Ex: $274.00D/E: $302.00Trifecta: $344.00Hi-5: $8,011.00Rolling Triple: $95,597.00Race 5 1500 M (Purse $620,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($550,0-$500,0)/NB4YO(NW4)1. ANOTHER BULLET SEllis 56.02. MIND SET OWalker 56.0 4 1/2L*3. DREAMCOMETRUE RHalledeen 54.0 6L4. HOLOGRAM SHADOW JErwin 55.0 4 1/4LWIN: $344.00PLACE: $129.00, $64.00, $70.00Final Time : 1:34.2 Splits : 24.0, 47.0, 1:12.0Winner : 4yo b colt – NASHEET – WISELY NOTEDTrainer : EVERAL FRANCIS Owner: TAINIYA S KERRBred by DACOSTA FARMS LIMITEDQu: $540.00 Ex: $1,119.00D/E: $689.00Superfecta: $3,391.00Rolling Triple: $2,659.00AL GOPIE MEMORIAL CUPRace 6 1000 M (S) (Purse $500,000) NB4-Y-O & UP MAIDEN CONDITION RACE1. CHEXIMAKIT HLewis 53.02. MAMETA OFoster 53.0 2L*3. LEGAL ARENA OnBeckford4 53.0 Neck4. RED EAGLE SMuir 54.0 3/1 2 1/2L5. EL SALDADO BebHarvey3 52.5 2 1/2L6. SONG ON TRACK OWalker 53.0 2LLate scratch : #5 KINGS OF JORDAN, #8 SONADOR EXPRESSWIN: $846.00PLACE: $123.00, $93.00, $75.00Final Time : 1:03.1 Splits : 23.3, 47.4Winner : 4yo b filly – NASHEET – FRAULEINTrainer : WINCHESTER MCINTOSH Owner: MUSTMAKIT RACING STABLEBred by OSWALD M CLARKEQu: $2,464.00 Ex: $7,128.00D/E: $8,826.00 (7-5) $428.00 (7-8) $398.00Trifecta: $7,550.00Hit-6 carry-over : $55,181.75Rolling Triple : (2-7-15) $15,595.00Race 7 1500 M (Purse $768,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN CONDITION RACE -FILLIES (DIV.II)1. NUCLEAR WARNING OMullings 51.02. WONDER GIRL SMuir 52.5 6 1/2L*3. PATCH RWilson 54.0 2 1/2L4. QUEEN OF BAGDAD AndrePowell4 51.5 2 1/2L WIN: $245.00PLACE: $129.00, $197.00, $68.00Final Time : 1:36.4 Splits : 23.3, 47.3, 1:14.0,Winner : 3yo filly – NUCLEAR WAYNE – SECRET CODETrainer : JOHNNY WILMOT Owner: RISING STARBred by DION JACKSONQu: $2,682.00 Ex: $4,213.00D/E: $9,737.00Superfecta: $5,483.00Rolling Triple: $77,109.00Pick-4: $201,260.00Super-6: $32,146.90 Carry-over: $1,639,496.62JOCKEYS’ GUILD OF JAMAICA TROPHYRace 8 1400 M (Purse $530,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE V(NW2)1. LAZZA HPottinger4 52.02. GOLD SCREW MWard4 50.0 1 3/4L*3. SIR BIGGS SEllis 56.0 1/2L4. TASHIE BABY JInnis4 48.0 3/4L5. DAYTON AFFAIR AntThomas4 49.0 2 1/4LLate scratch : #6 LAGUNA POINTWIN: $259.00PLACE: $96.00, $95.00, $61.00Final Time : 1:30.2 Splits: 23.1, 46.4, 1:13.3Winner : 4yo b colt – DAYTON FLYER – MISS POLLYTrainer : LORENZO ROBINSON Owner: LORENZO ROBINSONBred by LORENZO ROBINSONQu: $617.00 Ex: $1,649.00D/E: $3,497.00 (6-6) $93.00Trifecta: $594.00Hi-5: $24,392.50Rolling Triple: $45,250.00PlacePot 8 : Carry-over: $372,547.50Race 9 1400 M (Purse $500,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($180,0)/NB6YO&UP(NW3)1. PRINCE OSHAUN BebHarvey3 52.52. BLESSEDNESS JInnis4 53.0 3/4L3. MONEYNEVERSLEEP WHenry 52.0 3 1/4L4. ALDEBARAN OEdwards3 53.0 2L5. VERONICA B OFoster 53.0 3/4LWIN: $352.00PLACE: $149.00, $212.00, $177.00Final Time : 1:31.0 Splits : 24.0, 47.3, 1:14.3Winner : 6yo b horse – WHYWHYWHY – HISHI BLOSSOMTrainer : VICTOR WILLIAMS Owner : ANDRE ADAMSBred by HAM STABLES LTD.Qu: $2,707.00 Exacta: $5,262.00D/E: $1,813.00Trifecta: $10,214.00Hi-5 carry-over : $104,840.45Rolling Triple: $26,353.00BONNIE BLUE FLAG TROPHYRace 10 1820 M (Purse $845,000) 3-Y-O & UP OPEN ALLOWANCE*1. LONG RUNNING TRAIN WHenry 52.02. SOUTHERN CRUISE PFrancis 50.0 7L3. HOVER CRAFT OWalker 57.0 Head4. BRAWN AChatrie 51.5 1 1/4LWIN: $71.00Final Time : 1:57.2 Splits : 27.1, 51.2, 1:16.1, 1:42.2Winner : 4yo filly – FLOWER ALLEY – CUZ YOU NEVER KNOWTrainer : HARRY PARSARD Owner : HARRY PARSARDBred by THREE CHIMNEYS FARM, LLCNOTE: HORSE #4 BRAWN CAME 3RD, BUT WAS DISQUALIFIED AND PLACED 4TH BEHIND HORSE #5Qu: $257.00 Ex: $420.00D/E: $431.00Trifecta: $312.00Rolling Triple: $5,413.00Race 11 1500 M (Purse $500,000) 4YO&UP CLM($180,0)-NOT EARNED $120,0 SINCE NOVEMBER 261. MARIA’S GLORY HPottinger4 50.02. MISS DOROTHY JInnis4 48.0 2L*3. SINK THE BISMARCK BebHarvey3 55.0 8 1/2L4. GIRL ON FIRE JAnderson 51.5 1 1/4L5. CAUSE FOR CONCERN RHalledeen 55.0 3/4LWIN: $301.00PLACE: $132.00, $85.00, $79.00Final Time : 1:37.3 Splits : 24.1, 48.3, 1:15.0Winner : 5yo b filly – KERRYGOLD – LA CERENTOLATrainer : ANTHONY SMITH Owner: BERESFORD BROADBELLBred by PHILIP A. AZARQu: $475.00 Ex: $920.00D/E: $437.00Trifecta: $1,030.00Hi-5: $42,603.00Rolling Triple: $3,913.00Pick-4: $25,144.00Super-6: $2,348,793.20Pick-9: $26,106.00; $588.00 Carry-over: $1,456,855.00last_img read more

Schools chief to scout replacement

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NORWALK – The Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk’s Office has reported Grisel Vasquez, who was elected in November to the Los Nietos School Board, to the Fair Political Practices Commission for not submitting her campaign finance reports.The Political Reform Act, passed in 1974, requires all candidates to turn in reports that disclose who contributed to their campaigns and what the money was spent on.In the recent local races, two reports were due before the Nov. 8 election, but Vasquez as of Thursday still had turned nothing in, according to the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk’s Office files.Vasquez has been reported to the commission for not turning in a report due Sept. 29.She also hasn’t turned in a report that was due Oct. 27. Officials from the Registrar-Recorder’s Office say they expect to refer that case to the commission sometime next week.Vasquez blamed her own inexperience for not following the law, but said she will be turning in her reports soon.“As a first-time runner, I wasn’t really sure how everything worked,” she said. “Now that I have the information, I gave it to my campaign manager and I will be filing soon.”The commission now will open an investigation, which could include interviewing witnesses and issuing subpoenas.Eventually, the commission could levy fines that would come on top of the penalty of $10 for each day the report is late.Chris Espinosa, spokesman for the commission, said he has no idea how long the investigation will take.Violations such as Vasquez’s defeat the purpose of the campaign disclosure laws, said Theis Finlev, policy advocate for Common Cause, a political reform group.“The campaign disclosure law exists so the voters can see who’s funding what campaigns, where the money is going and get a sense of who’s behind the candidates,” Finlev said.Violation of the Political Reform Act is a misdemeanor. These cases typically are referred only to the commission because the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office has chosen not to prosecute them in the past, said Deborah Wright, executive liaison officer for the Registrar-Recorder’s Office.Jane Robison, spokeswoman for the District Attorney’s Office, said the office is willing to review any cases submitted to them.“We’ve never told anybody `don’t bring us the case,”‘ Robison said. “In reality because it’s just a misdemeanor, the (commission) can levy far heavier fines than if we prosecuted them,” Robison said.Vasquez is the only candidate to be referred to the commission, but several other Whittier-area school board candidates have been fined for turning their statements in late. Geri Guzman, who was re-elected to the Montebello Unified School District Board of Education, has been fined $190. She turned in Oct. 18 a statement that was due Sept. 29.Victor Juan, an unsuccessful candidate for the Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District Board of Education, was fined $100. His Sept. 29 statement was turned in Nov. 17. He wasn’t fined at the $10 per day rate because the maximum fine for a candidate filing a statement saying he will spend less than $1,000 is $100.Three other candidates have been fined for turning in late the second campaign finance statement before the election due Oct. 27.Louis Reyes, an unsuccessful candidate for Rio Hondo College Board of Trustees, was fined $400. He submitted his report Dec. 6.James Roybal, an unsuccessful candidate for El Rancho Unified School District board, was fined $320. He turned in his statement Nov. 28.Ana Valencia, who was re-elected to the Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District Board of Education, has been fined $410. She submitted her statement Thursday.Valencia has been fined $800 during the past four years for turning in late statements. mike.sprague@sgvn.com(562) 698-0955, Ext. 3022last_img

6 literary terms people misuse everyday

first_imgHe fought like a lion for his country.He was a lion fighting for his country.Both these sentences convey the same meaning, right? Yes, they do. But, they are not exactly the same according to literary terms. While the firstis a Simile, the second is a Metaphor. What is the difference you ask?While the first is comparing the fighter with the valour of a lion, theother sentence is relating the two. There are hundreds of suchexamples of slight differences among English sentences. Each has its own literary term to its name. In our daily lives, we use such terms very often butlittle do we realise the exact meaning or the appropriate use of theterms.When asked about this situation, Dr Sanjukta Dasgupta, Dean of Faculty of Arts at the University of Calcutta, said, “A layman does not have the accessibility to an English classroom, hence,it’s difficult for that person to know the correct use of a literaryterm. However, even if they have a slight understanding of the terms,they often misuse it. If somebody is doing this, leave the place. Onemust have a certain level of intellectual curiosity to know theappropriate use of a literary term. An intelligent user would always beaware of using any term and not just put it in a sentence just becauseit’s fashionable.”Check out these six literary terms with examples and never be confused again!            Read: 25 English words we commonly mispronounceRead: 30 common English mistakes Indians make advertisementTo get more tips on English language, send in your query by mail to education.intoday@gmail.comlast_img read more

10 months agoSevilla attacker Luis Muriel wants Fiorentina over AC Milan

first_imgSevilla attacker Luis Muriel wants Fiorentina over AC Milanby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSevilla attacker Luis Muriel is ready to move to Fiorentina.Muriel was expected to join AC Milan in January, thanks to his agent Alessandro Lucci’s good relationship with the Rossonero.However, Muriel would prefer to move to the Viola.Fiorentina have already offered a first proposal of €12m, which has fallen short of Sevilla’s valuation.Milan coach Rino Gattuso, meanwhile, confirmed yesterday: “I don’t know if we’ve got him, but we have talked about him.“We talked about him, as we did about other players.“Muriel can play wide, but you need to make the most of his characteristics and get him to attack the goal. He can play as a support striker too.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Ontario government introduces legislation to scrap capandtrade program

first_imgTORONTO – Ontario’s new Progressive Conservative government expects to spend up to $5 million to compensate companies that bought into the province’s cap-and-trade system, the provincial environment minister said Wednesday before moving to repeal the carbon pricing program.Rod Phillips introduced a bill that, if passed, will lay out the legal framework to wind down cap and trade, as well as the criteria for companies seeking to be reimbursed for costs incurred through the program.While the program’s 272 participants bought close to $3 billion in allowances, Phillips said only those that purchased more than they used while the program was still active, and were not able to recover those costs from consumers, will be eligible for compensation.The proposed legislation would also protect the province from any potential litigation over the decision, the government said.Critics were quick to call the move disruptive for business, saying it will likely be challenged in court despite the immunity built into the bill. But Phillips said he believes it will be well received.“The feedback I’ve been getting from the business community is quite positive about this government and so I don’t have worries about that. This is a very fair framework around compensation,” he said.The cap-and-trade system aims to lower greenhouse gas emissions by putting caps on the amount of pollution companies in certain industries can emit. If they exceed those limits, they must buy allowances at quarterly auctions or from other companies that come in under their limits.Scrapping the system was one of Premier Doug Ford’s key promises during the province’s spring election campaign, and one of the priorities he vowed to address in this month’s rare summer sitting of the legislature.The Tory government has already taken steps to unravel the program, including revoking the regulation that lays out its operation. That has led to the cancellation of a number of green initiatives that were funded through cap-and-trade revenues, such as rebates for energy-efficient renovations and a fund for school repairs.Opposition parties had expressed concerns that the government could be on the hook for billions of dollars to compensate permit holders, and that the Tories have yet to explain how they will make up for the lost revenue.Others, including the federal environment minister, had also raised the alarm about what they perceived as Ontario’s lack of a plan to tackle climate change.The New Democrats and the Green party said the bill introduced Wednesday did not assuage their fears, even though it requires the government to set targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and to publish a climate change plan. Phillips said the specifics of both would be determined at a later date.“Ontario needs a real climate plan that puts a price on pollution, puts money in people’s pockets and supports jobs in the clean economy. Instead we are getting a war on the modern world and no indication from the PC government that climate change is on their radar,” Green Leader Mike Schreiner said in a statement.NDP environment critic Peter Tabuns said taxpayers are likely to end up paying more because of potential legal battles over the bill, as well as the price of a carbon tax the federal government has vowed to impose on provinces that do not have their own carbon pricing systems by next year.“I guess we’ll see whether or not the $5 million is realistic but I think the bigger question is, for a lot of Ontarians, they’re going to see higher carbon prices in the coming years because the federal government’s program is going to cut in,” he said.The provincial government said dismantling cap and trade would save each household an average of $260 next year, but acknowledged that would largely be cancelled out by the federal carbon tax, which is set to increase over time.Ford has said he would join Saskatchewan’s court challenge of the federal government’s ability to impose a carbon price upon the provinces — a legal fight for which his party has budgeted $30 million over four years.Ontario’s fiscal watchdog said Tuesday it will look into how much the cancellation of cap and trade will end up costing the province.last_img read more

Voter turnout in local election advance polls more than double 2014s total

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Officials with the City of Fort St. John say that voter turnout in this year’s municipal election is more than double what it was in the previous local election four years ago.After two days of advance polling in this year’s election, the City’s Chief Election Officer Janet Prestley recorded 1,227 votes cast so far.By comparison, there were just 570 votes cast on both advance voting days in the 2014 election, when Fort St. John recorded the lowest voter turnout in all of B.C. This past Wednesday’s poll alone saw 752 votes cast – more than last year and a big increase over the turnout on October 10th of 475 voters.There are 12 candidates vying for six seats on Fort St. John City Council in this year’s election. Learn more about each by clicking the links below.Chuck FowlerLarry EvansGord KlassenBruce ChristensenJim HarrisLilia HansenBecky GrimsrudTrevor BolinGabor HarisByron StewartJustin JonesTony ZabinskyGeneral voting day in this year’s election is Saturday, October 20th at the Fort St. John Legion.last_img read more

Mahagathbandhan seeks Modis ouster for his stand on corruption Das

first_imgGumla/Lohardaga (Jharkhand): Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das has said the grand alliance of opposition parties wants to oust Narendra Modi from power as the Prime Minister has never compromised on corruption. Canvassing for Union minister of State for Tribal Affairs and sitting MP Sudarshan Bhagat in Lohardaga (ST) Lok Sabha seat in Gumla on Thursday, Das said since the prime minister knows about poverty, his battle against corruption is uncompromising. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details Referring to the Congress, the JMM and the RJD, the ‘Mahagathbandhan’ partners, the chief minister asked, “How can Rahul Gandhi (Congress president) and Hemant Soren (JMM working president) know about poverty as they are born with silver spoons in their mouth?” They talk about tribals, but back out when steps are taken in the interest of the indigenous people, Das claimed. “These (allies) are the same people who looted sand, gave it to a Mumbai-based contractor, indulged in coal scam and fodder scam,” the BJP leader alleged.last_img read more

Jokes over Ohio State needs to give JK Dobbins the ball

Ohio State freshman running back J.K. Dobbins (2) runs the ball in the second quarter of the Ohio State-Iowa game on Nov. 4. Ohio State lost 24-55. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorThe Monday after No. 6 Ohio State’s 39-38 comeback win against Penn State in which freshman running back J.K. Dobbins took 13 carries for 88 yards, head coach Urban Meyer was adamant he would not “micromanage” which backs deserved carries. Two days following the victory, Meyer said he deferred to running backs coach Tony Alford and co-offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson when determining who carries the ball. Two days after that, Wilson said Alford controlled carry counts and had no idea the total number of carries Dobbins had until he was told because he is a “big-picture guy” and was focused on “getting the offense going.”Dobbins, who leads the team with 119 carries for 914 yards (7.7 yards per carry), carried the ball four times for 50 yards in the first quarter against the Nittany Lions, then did not touch the ball again until the third quarter.In the Buckeyes’ 55-24 loss to Iowa, the issue resurfaced after Dobbins had four carries for 45 yards in the first quarter, but finished the game with just six carries for 51 yards. On Monday, Meyer said the coaches discuss running back carry counts and added he believes the star freshman deserves more touches.Ohio State freshman running back J.K. Dobbins (2) warms up prior to the game against Rutgers on Sep. 30. Ohio State won 56-0. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo Editor“We have conversation about it,” Meyer said. “If there’s a huge disparity between — I think, [redshirt sophomore Mike Weber is] playing hard. I think J.K. is our starter, had a couple of nice runs. Those are things we talk about. But once again I think coach Alford does a nice job. He should have more than six carries, but we got behind and started throwing it a lot.”Dobbins’ usage against Iowa and inconsistent playing time against Penn State come in stark contrast to his high carry counts at the beginning of the year. Starting in his first-ever collegiate game due to Weber’s injury, the freshman totalled 29 carries for 181 yards, more carries and yards than both Weber or former Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott had in their debuts.In six of the next seven games, Dobbins received between 12 and 14 carries. He has not rushed for less than 5.5 yards per carry in a single game. “I want to wear him out,” Meyer said on Oct. 11 following Dobbins’ 13-rush, 96-yard performance against Maryland. “Seriously, I want to wear him out.”That has not happened. In contrast, Ohio State fans have worn themselves out yelling for Dobbins to get more carries.This is not the first time Ohio State’s star skill position player has not consistently received touches. On nearly every occasion, quarterback J.T. Barrett has tallied more carries than the running back or H-back. While Dobbins had just six carries against Iowa, Barrett rushed the ball 14 times for 72 yards, averaging four yards less per carry than the freshman.In Ohio State’s loss to Oklahoma earlier this season, Barrett had 18 carries for 66 yards while Dobbins took 13 carries 72 yards. In the loss to Penn State last year, Barrett had 17 carries for 26 yards while former H-back Curtis Samuel had two rushes for 71 yards and caught six passes for 68 yards. In a 2015 loss to Michigan State, Barrett rushed 15 times for 44 yards while Elliott had 12 carries for 33 yards. Like many other teams during Barrett’s tenure as Ohio State’s quarterback, Iowa focused on keeping the ball out of the running back’s hand and forcing the dual-threat to beat them on the ground. Meyer said he and the offensive coaching staff must figure out how to improve the game plan to get more handoffs to the running backs.Ohio State redshirt senior quarterback J.T. Barrett (16) tosses the ball to freshman running back J.K. Dobbins (2) in the first quarter of the Ohio State-Iowa game on Nov. 4. Ohio State lost 24-55. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo Editor“A lot of times when you’re struggling, [Barrett running is] your kind of get-out-of-jail-free card,” Meyer said. But Barrett’s increased runs have not got the Buckeyes out of jail. Instead, they take the ball out of the more dynamic playmaker and give it to Barrett who, despite being a dual-threat quarterback, averages 2.6 less yards per carry than Dobbins.Meyer said he prefers his quarterbacks to run between eight and 12 times per game, and noted he does not want Barrett to run as much. However, he also said he and the assistant coaches have talked about whether Ohio State has passed the ball too much in favor of trying to focus on improving the aerial attack, which struggled early in the season.“We discussed that as well,” Meyer said. “Really through about a six-game run there, we were a nice balance as far as run-pass ratio, throwing for a little bit more than we have. But, yeah, that’s much different makeup right now than when we were a heavy, heavy — used to be about a 70 percent run. It’s about 65 [percent run], about 55/45 now.”Ohio State has rushed the ball on just 52.2 percent of its plays this season. Last season, the Buckeyes rushed the ball on 58.8 percent of offensive plays. In Meyer’s four prior seasons, his teams did not run the ball on less than 62.8 percent of its plays.Since Meyer wants less quarterback runs and has considered whether Ohio State has become too pass-happy, only one antidote exists: increased running back carries.It should be an easy change. All Ohio State must do is hand the ball to one of its most explosive skill position players. Yet Meyer has dealt with this issue in years prior and it continues to surface. The time to “micromanage” Dobbins’ carries is not now. It was before Iowa embarrassed Ohio State and eliminated it from playoff contention. read more

Pogba wants Italy return in January

first_imgManchester United’s Paul Pogba is keen on a return to his former club Juventus during the January transfer window, according to Metro.The Frenchman resigned for Manchester United back in the summer of 2016 for a then world record fee of £90million but has struggled to replicate the same performances from Juventus.Pogba is keen to leave Old Trafford after falling out with manager Jose Mourinho. The pair were involved in a heated bust-up with the United boss last term, which led him to be dropped from the team.Reports in the Italian press suggests Pogba’s poor relationship with Mourinho is the driving force behind his desire to leave Old Trafford. And the midfielder is planning a return to his former club where he would link up with Cristiano Ronaldo.Cristiano Ronaldo, Nemanja Vidic, Manchester UnitedVidic: “Ronaldo is the most professional footballer I’ve seen” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Nemanja Vidic opened up on how a 21-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo’s professionalism left him stunned at Manchester United.The Italian champions shelled out a club record €100million fee to bring the current Balon D’Or holder to the Allianz stadium in Turin.Should Pogba complete a shock return to Juventus, the midfielder would be able to play for the Italian club in the Champions League as UEFA have removed the ‘cup-tied’ rule from their competitions as of this season.But first, the France international must take on his former club in the Champions League group stage as United have been drawn alongside Juventus, Valencia and Young Boys in Group H.last_img read more

De Guzman Napoli director hit me in the face I went

first_imgJonathan De Guzman has revealed club director Cristiano Giuntoli punched him while at Napoli.The former Swansea midfielder was informed by Giuntoli he needed to leave the club, with the likes of Bournemouth and Sunderland interested in his services.However, as De Guzman arrived back at the Napoli’s training ground on after the close of the transfer window, he met a furious Giuntoli.“I was in the locker room and he called me over as a ‘piece of ****’ to go into the players’ lounge. He said I had promised to leave, but I did no such thing.” De Guzman said in an interview with De Volkskrant.“He suddenly hit me in the face. Then I went crazy. We started fighting, chairs were knocked over. My teammate Camilo Zuniga dived in and pulled us apart. He told me to take my things and go home.”“As I was going, I passed by De Nicola. I said: ‘What the hell did you do? I’m not fit because of you!’ The next day, the fitness coach told me I could only jog around the training ground.”Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“I tried to call President Aurelio De Laurentiis, but there was no reply. Edoardo De Laurentiis, the son of the President who I had a decent rapport with the year before, came in and told me: ‘You’re not going anywhere, so you stay here and you’re dead to us.’ I thought I was now completely lost.”“The players didn’t help me. If they tried, the club would criticise them. I wanted to train by myself, but where could I go? Everyone knows the players in Naples.”After six months of no football activity, De Guzman joined bottom of the table side Carpi and they finally allowed him to have proper treatment in Germany.“The pain was gone quickly, but my body was so weak that I just lurched from one injury to the next. I returned to Napoli in 2016. Sarri said I could prove myself. He is a good Coach, he’s proving that now at Chelsea.”“Everything was top at Napoli, from the supporters to the facilities, all except for a few men. Football is a business and business is tough, I understand that, but this treatment was inhumane.”last_img read more