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Late Firmino strike gives Liverpool 3-2 win over PSG

By on May 14, 2020

first_imgRoberto Firmino struck a stoppage-time winner as Liverpool beat Paris St Germain 3-2 at Anfield on Tuesday after Kylian Mbappe looked to have secured a point for the French side in a compelling Champions League Group C clash.PSG had come back from two goals down with Mbappe equalising in the 83rd minute, but then Firmino, who started on the bench due to an eye injury, drilled home a low shot in the final seconds.Daniel Sturridge, in for Firmino, had opened the scoring for an impressive Liverpool in the 30th minute with a fine header from an Andy Robertson cross.Six minutes later last season’s Champions League runners-up doubled their lead when PSG defender Juan Bernat tripped Georginio Wijnaldum in the area and James Milner slotted home the penalty.The Parisians got themselves back into the game though five minutes before the break when Robertson failed to clear and Thomas Meunier drove home a first-time effort.Then Mbappe stunned the raucous Anfield crowd with a clinical finish only to see Firmino grab the glory.ALL CL game roundupsBarcelona (1) 4Scorers: L. Messi 31, O. Dembélé 74, L. Messi 77, L. Messi87Yellow card: Umtiti 55, Umtiti 79 (2nd)Subs used: Lenglet 81 (Philippe Coutinho), Arthur 83(Dembélé), Vidal 85 (Rakitić)PSV (0) 0Yellow card: Viergever 30, de Jong 57Subs used: Isimat-Mirin 66 (Viergever), Malen 78 (Bergwijn),É. Gutiérrez 82 (Rosario)Attendance: 73,462Referee: Anastasios Sidiropoulos………………………………………………………..Internazionale (0) 2Scorers: M. Icardi 85, M. Vecino 90+2Yellow card: Ņkriniar 21, Perišić 43Subs used: Candreva 64 (Perišić), Baldé 72 (Politano), BorjaValero 89 (Nainggolan)Tottenham Hotspur (0) 1Scorers: C. Eriksen 53Yellow card: Sánchez 38, Vertonghen 51, Vorm 82Subs used: Lucas Moura 64 (Son Heung-Min), Winks 72(Lamela), Rose 90 (Kane)Attendance: 64,123Referee: Clément Turpin………………………………………………………..Club Brugge (0) 0Subs used: Cools 56 (Vlietinck), Dennis 76 (Groeneveld),Openda 82 (Vossen)Borussia Dortmund (0) 1Scorers: C. Pulisic 85Yellow card: Weigl 19, Kagawa 90Subs used: Kagawa 62 (Götze), Pulisic 69 (Sancho), Dahoud 84(Weigl)Attendance: 25,181Referee: Danny Makkelie………………………………………………………..Monaco (1) 1Scorers: S. Grandsir 18Yellow card: Falcao 11, Sidibé 52, Adama Traoré II 78Subs used: Jordi Mboula 58 (Chadli), Adama Traoré II 69(Aholou), Sylla 77 (Grandsir)Atlético Madrid (2) 2Scorers: Diego Costa 31, J. Giménez 45+1Yellow card: Giménez 48, Diego Costa 92Subs used: Lemar 70 (Á. Correa)Attendance: 10,575Referee: William Collum………………………………………………………..Liverpool (2) 3Scorers: D. Sturridge 30, J. Milner 36pen, Roberto Firmino90+1Yellow card: van Dijk 27Subs used: Roberto Firmino 72 (Sturridge), Shaqiri 85(Mohamed Salah), Fabinho 93 (Mané)PSG (1) 2Scorers: T. Meunier 40, K. Mbappé 83Yellow card: Meunier 46Subs used: Choupo-Moting 80 (Á. Di María), Draxler 80(Cavani)Attendance: 52,478Referee: Cüneyt Çakιr………………………………………………………..Crvena Zvezda (0) 0Yellow card: Krstičić 37, Degenek 55Subs used: Jovančić 56 (Jovičić), Pavkov 81 (Boakye), Simić87 (Marin)Napoli (0) 0Yellow card: Allan 17, Albiol 57, Milik 92, Mário Rui 95Subs used: Mertens 61 (Allan), Hamšík 75 (Zieliński), Ounas75 (José Callejón)Attendance: 49,112Referee: Szymon Marciniak………………………………………………………..Galatasaray (1) 3Scorers: Garry Rodrigues 9, E. Derdiyok 67, S. İnan 90+4penYellow card: Badou N’Diaye 42, Fernando 72, Badou N’Diaye 87(2nd)Subs used: Maicon 73 (Belhanda), Onyekuru 82 (Derdiyok),İnan 91 (Garry Rodrigues)Lokomotiv Moskva (0) 0Yellow card: Ćorluka 23, Idowu 60, Denisov 88, Guilherme 93Subs used: Éder 69 (Ignatyev), Anton Miranchuk 86 (AlekseyMiranchuk)Attendance: 43,542Referee: Gianluca Rocchi………………………………………………………..Schalke 04 (0) 1Scorers: B. Embolo 64Yellow card: Embolo 27, Uth 53Subs used: Konoplyanka 65 (Uth), Burgstaller 72 (Embolo),Harit 84 (Serdar)Porto (0) 1Scorers: Otavinho 75penYellow card: Jesús Corona 78, Herrera 86Missed penalty: Alex Telles 13Subs used: Jesús Corona 60 (Aboubakar), Sérgio Oliveira 82(Brahimi), Hernâni 90 (Otavinho)Attendance: 45,755Referee: Jesús Gil Manzano………………………………………………………..Wednesday, September 19 fixtures (CET/GMT)Shakhtar Donetsk v Hoffenheim (1855/1655)Ajax v AEK Athens (1855/1655)Manchester City v Olympique Lyonnais (2100/1900)Real Madrid v Roma (2100/1900)Viktoria Plzeň v CSKA Moskva (2100/1900)Young Boys v Manchester United (2100/1900)Valencia v Juventus (2100/1900)Benfica v Bayern München (2100/1900)last_img read more

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Rubio out indefinitely with sprained right elbow

By on February 10, 2020

first_imgWhere did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine The bigger challenge for all rookie point guards is organizing and running an offense. With Karl-Anthony Towns, Zach LaVine and Andrew Wiggins at his disposal, it would be up to Dunn to keep the mouths fed and the ball moving if he has to step in for Rubio for any stretch of time.“Defensively he’s done a lot of good things and I think the more experience he gets the better he’s going to play,” Thibodeau said. “He’s learning. He’s getting better each day. There will be some ups and downs, but his intensity will cover up for things.”Dunn said getting those first two games on the road under his belt has helped him adjust to the speed of the NBA game, particularly in the fourth quarter.“I’ve been playing in some tough situations the last two games and those are the type of games I like to play in,” Dunn said. “If Ricky doesn’t have the chance to play tomorrow night or any other games that go further along, I just have to step up and be ready.”ADVERTISEMENT 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH EDITORS’ PICK Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town We are young PH among economies most vulnerable to virus Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esportscenter_img Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND View comments BREAKING: Solicitor General asks SC to forfeit ABS CBN’s franchise Battle-tested Wright raring to play for Phoenix in PBA Brad Pitt wins his first acting Oscar as awards get underway Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 Minnesota Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio, right, tries to block the pass of Sacramento Kings guard Ty Lawson. APMINNEAPOLIS — Ricky Rubio will be out indefinitely with a sprained right elbow, the Minnesota Timberwolves announced Monday (Tuesday Manila time).Rubio was injured in the fourth quarter of Saturday’s loss to the Sacramento Kings. He met with doctors for an MRI on Monday evening, and the test confirmed the team’s initial diagnosis of a sprain. With nothing broken, Rubio likely will only have to miss one to three weeks.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Rubio is an integral part of a young Wolves team trying to end a 12-year playoff drought. His veteran leadership, passing and defense are needed on a team that has started the season 0-2.With Rubio sidelined, rookie backup Kris Dunn is in line to start the home opener on Tuesday night against Memphis.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSCone plans to speak with Slaughter, agent“Next man up,” Timberwolves coach Tom Thibodeau said when asked if Dunn was ready to start this early in his tenure. “You don’t get here by accident. You’re here, you’re a great player, get in there and get the job done.”Dunn was the fifth overall pick out of Providence in June and has impressed Thibodeau early with his defensive acumen. The demanding coach has said that the 22-year-old Dunn is “NBA-ready” from a defensive perspective right now, and he lauded his young point guard’s effort on that end through the first two games.last_img read more

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Dalton Myers | In support of Rovman Powell

By on January 19, 2020

first_imgThe selection of Rovman Powell as stand-in captain for the Windies ODI team in Bangladesh makes me really proud of a young man, who has had to work very hard, while remaining humble. Now, Rovman may not change the team’s fortunes in Bangladesh, and it may be too soon to judge his competence as captain, but I am actually happy he is being given a chance to do something he is very good at, which is, to lead. Many persons have asked me if I really think he is ready. My simple answer is that, as an interim captain in this scenario – yes; on a permanent basis – not yet. The Old Harbour High alumni was brought to my attention in 2012, as a possible candidate for a student-athlete scholarship to the University of the West Indies, (UWI) Mona. I was reluctant because I thought coach Robert Samuels had already met his quota, particularly with more recognisable names such as Chrishna Graham, Jovaughn Buchanon and then West Indies Under-19 player, Donavan Nelson. We already had Paul Palmer Jr., Wavell Hinds and a few others, so Rovman nearly did not get that offer. However, coach Samuels promised that he was worth it. The rest is history. What I admire about Rovman is his humility and diligence. He regularly talks about his mother, and the family support, which has helped him along the way. He knew he was in a team with other established players, so he worked hard to be successful. He earned selection to the Combined Campuses and Colleges (CCC) team based at the UWI Cave Hill Campus, and through the work of Floyd Reifer and the team, he improved further.  FUTURE LEADER Many may question how can a ‘Rovman Powell’ be given a Windies captaincy role with a batting average of just 26.6, merely one century and two half-centuries from 31 matches. Such a player would struggle to make the world’s top four teams. In fact, Rovman sometimes gets out cheaply in a reckless manner, which would frustrate even the most loyal fan. However, I like this move by the selectors. It suggests they see the 25-year-old as a future leader. They may also want to signal to Rovman, who received a Windies white-ball retainer contract, that he has a secured job (with the lure of lucrative T20 contracts looming).  Additionally, in the 15-man squad chosen for the Bangladesh ODI Series, only Shai Hope, Marlon Samuels, and Darren Bravo (40.14, 33.14, and 32.03 respectively) have better averages than Rovman (of players playing 31 or more matches). All three also have more matches under their belts. Carlos Braithwaite, at 30 years-old, continues to struggle with both bat and ball, causing questions about his selection in both ODIs and T20Is. A few years ago, the hope was that Darren Bravo would become one of the leaders of the Windies team. The 37-year-old Marlon Samuels is in the departure lounge and may quit any time after next year’s World Cup.  So in this group, Rovman is ideal for the job. Maybe if other Windies players make themselves available to the regional team things may change, who knows. BOLD MOVE Similar to the Wavell Hinds-led selection panel that chose Paul Palmer Jr. to captain the Jamaica Scorpions franchise, I see this as another bold move, but one that can reap rewards, following patterns set by New Zealand and South Africa, with youngsters being chosen as captains. Rovman will need to work very hard though, as now the spotlight will not just be on his inability to play spin, but how he manages the team, as well as his conduct on and off the field.  He will need to address some of those glaring weaknesses. He does have a good support team and I am sure his mother Joan Plummer and his management team, while beaming with pride, will continue working on him. This will be a tough ride, but I believe that he has the leadership capabilities to do the job, and with the support of the senior players, maybe we are about to witness a new Rovman Powell, who leads from the front with bat, ball and shot selection.last_img read more

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Anti-loitering campaign

By on January 18, 2020

first_imgFor many schoolchildren across Guyana, the closing bell does not necessarily mean that it is time to go home. For some, the after-school hours present the most dangerous time. One cannot deny that all manner of unsavoury things can occur when children and even teenagers are unsupervised. Mischief runs amok.Sometimes that mischief manifests itself in nuisance behaviour such as loitering around bus parks and businesses (particularly in the Stabroek Market area). Often this behaviour escalates into delinquent or criminal acts.A few months ago, the Education Ministry announced that as a result of a new initiative, Operation CARE (Collect, Advise, Respond and Educate), which has replaced other truancy campaigns, the truancy rate has decreased.This is indeed commendable; according to the news, the Schools’ Welfare Department has been conducting the campaigns once a week in all regions and the campaigns are guided by monthly reports on students’ attendance. While the initiative is focused primarily on Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) and Georgetown, it has proven effective in keeping children in school and ensuring that they are aware of the importance of attending.Additionally, under the CARE programme, the Schools’ Welfare Department has also been conducting weekly checks of bus parks and market areas for students, who should be in school during the prescribed hours. But one has to wonder if there is a programme to deal with the growing problem of loitering after school hours.There have been public calls for the Education Ministry to address this growing problem. While it may be on the extreme side to urge the Police Force to become involved and to arrest those found lingering after hours, many times such extreme actions are needed. Again, Facebook has become quite the popular medium for circulating footage of fights between schoolchildren, after school hours. The evidence is there for the world to see. There is also the likelihood that many of these children and young people are engaged in drug use and if not, they are exposed to persons who are using drugs.A pass along Croal Street (in the vicinity of the Kitty Bus Park) will reveal just how serious and potentially dangerous the problem is. It is worth noting that this is an area frequented by Police Officers and yet, the area is filled with young persons, in their school uniforms, long after school is out. At this time, these young people should be either at home or gainfully occupied. The time has long since passed for the implementation of a strict, long-term anti-loitering campaign.If this does not prove effective in keeping the young people off the streets then perhaps after-school programmes will keep them in school longer. It matters not what will work, but rather something must be done to ensure that our future generations are safeguarded against themselves. As it seems, we are already losing the fight.The hours after school, between 3 pm and 6 pm, offer opportunities for juvenile crime, sexual activity, and other risky behaviours such as drug and alcohol use. Research and evaluation studies have shown that participation in after-school programmes have a positive impact on juvenile crime and help reduce pregnancies, teen sex, and boys’ marijuana use (Goldschmidt, Huang, & Chinen, 2007; Philliber, Kaye, & Herrling, 2001; Philliber, Kaye, Herrling, & West, 2002).While after-school programmes have the potential to impact a range of positive learning and development outcomes, there are certain requirements that need to be met in order to maximise this potential. For instance, access to and sustained participation in the programmes, quality programming and staffing and strong partnerships among the programme and other places where students are learning, such as their schools, their homes, and other community institutions have proven effective.Research and evaluation studies have shown how complex a task it is to provide high-quality, effective support for youths and their families, but they also provide powerful evidence that after-school programmes do work when key factors are addressed. For the sake of our future generations, all involved parties need to act now.last_img read more

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Canada advances with 2-0 victory over New Zealand

By on January 17, 2020

first_imgMOST READ Rio’s unsafe Olympic Park ordered closed by Brazilian judge Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Fleming, who made her debut with the senior national team at 15, currently plays for UCLA.Prince got her goal in the 79th minute, a rebound of Christine Sinclair’s header that hit the post.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsLed by Tom Sermanni, former coach of Sweden and the United States, New Zealand was hurt in the first half when defender CJ Bott was injured and had to be subbed out.Canada will face the Netherlands in the team’s final group match On Thursday in Reims. Cameroon and New Zealand will meet the same day in Montpellier. Deandre Ayton shines as Suns pound Knicks Canada’s Nichelle Prince, right, celebrates with her teammates after scoring her side’s second goal during the Women’s World Cup Group E soccer match between Canada and New Zealand in Grenoble, France, Saturday, June 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)GRENOBLE, France — Jessie Fleming and Nichelle Prince each had second-half goals and Canada advanced to the knockout round at the Women’s World Cup with a 2-0 victory over New Zealand on Saturday night.Fleming took a well-placed pass from Prince and scored in the 48th minute to break up a scoreless match. The Netherlands also made it through to the round of 16 with a 3-1 victory over Cameroon in the other Group E match earlier in the day.ADVERTISEMENT The Canadians had never advanced from the group stage playing outside of North America.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Taal evacuees make the most of ‘unusual’ clothing donations, leaves online users laughing 11 nabbed for shabu, drug den busted in Maguindanao Olympic rings arrive in host city on barge into Tokyo Baycenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Solon urges Solgen to reconsider quo warranto petition vs ABS-CBN Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted Babe Ruth road jersey sells at auction for $5.64 million LATEST STORIES Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia PLAY LIST 00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption View commentslast_img read more

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Arsenal BOOST! Lacazette asks Lyon for permission to leave if Gunners table bid

By on December 29, 2019

first_imgLyon hotshot Alexandre Lacazette has asked to leave the club this summer – if Arsenal come calling.According to L’Equipe, the 25-year-old wants out of the club but has agreed to stay put for another season to avoid clashing with the fans once more.However, it has been claimed that Lacazette is aware of the interest from Arsenal, as well as Paris Saint-Germain, and wants to be allowed to leave should either club firm up their interest with a suitable bid.Lacazette scored 21 goals in 34 Ligue 1 outings last term, adding to the 27 in 33 he bagged the previous season, which has attracted the attention of Arsenal as well as West Ham.However Lyon are desperate to keep hold of the forward, who only signed a four-year extension this time last year.But now he hopes that his employers will reconsider their position only if Arsenal or PSG come forward this summer. 1 Arsenal target Lacazette netted 21 goals in 34 games for Lyon last season last_img read more

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Dated and tactically poor, Jose Mourinho’s rivals have left him behind – opinion

By on December 28, 2019

first_img 4 4 Jose Mourinho is finished… that’s what most of us are thinking, isn’t it?The Portuguese coach signed a four-year contract with Manchester United in May of this year, and only five months into his tenure already it’s being questioned just how long he’ll last in the Old Trafford hot seat.Just as players have their peak on the pitch, so too managers have their high-water mark, and right now it seems as if Mourinho has reached his.Mourinho is getting found out. His tactics are as dated as those of his predecessor, Van Gaal. Managers such as Mauricio Pochettino, Jurgen Klopp and Antonio Conte are marching on, while Mourinho is standing still. Even Arsene Wenger, at times over the past season and a half, has proven he can adapt.Mourinho seems further out of his depth in Manchester than he was in Madrid, where he did manage to claim the Spanish title in his three seasons at the Bernabeu. 4 He has never been one to play to the gallery when it comes to playing style, focusing his efforts on building a team difficult to break down, creating a formidable spine.When his system doesn’t go to plan, however, seldom is there a plan B. It either works, or it doesn’t.And so far this season, it’s been mostly the latter.Take Antonio Conte at Chelsea. For the past two seasons the Blues had mixed results playing a 4-2-3-1 – winning a Premier League title in 2014/15 and a 10th place finish in 2015/16, the worst title defence in the league’s history – and Conte understood this had to be altered.In 10 games he’s gone from a 4-1-4-1 to a 3-4-3, in the wake of defeats to Liverpool and Arsenal. He’s strengthened where needed, in defence and in midfield. All of a sudden Chelsea have the swagger of title contenders.How did Mourinho react after defeat to Manchester City in September? With little in the way of tactical change to help solve problems, it appears. In fact, how has he reacted to any setback this season? Monotonous cries of injustice have certainly figured. The 53-year-old is currently being left behind by his rivals – Jurgen Klopp, Pep Guardiola, even Ronald Koeman at present – who have adapted to changes in the modern game.Even the fear factor is missing from his game.It might be an even longer season than the last for Manchester United.What do you think about Mourinho’s tenure at Man United so far? Do you think he will be successful in the long run at Old Trafford? Share your thoughts – leave a comment below. At Old Trafford a new manager has come in, but there is a feeling there has been – as Paul Scholes recently put it – no identity developed. Considering players of the calibre of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Paul Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan were signed, that’s not acceptable.The United board should be absolutely furious with what they’ve seen so far. Already they’re eight points behind Manchester City, Arsenal and Liverpool at the top of the table. That is going to be a tough gap to close. 4 It’s been a tough start to life at Old Trafford for the Portuguese coach last_img read more

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Richard Powers’ ‘The Echo Maker’ claims 2006 National Book Award

By on December 25, 2019

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’“The Echo Maker” includes passages on neurology and clinical psychology in a story about a man who loses his memory in a car crash and the sister who agonizes over his failure to recognize her. Powers’ award also continues a long tradition of literary prizes for publisher Farrar, Straus & Giroux, which in recent years has won numerous Pulitzers and National Book Awards with such works as Jonathan Franzen’s “The Corrections” and Marilynne Robinson’s “Gilead.” “I am deeply indebted to FSG for encouraging me to work in total freedom for the last 12 years, writing books that have not always been easy to market or classify,” Powers said in his acceptance speech. Anderson, the young people’s literature winner, also cited the indulgence of his publisher, Candlewick Press. He thanked Candlewick for taking on a long and unusual book by a “neurotic who rarely leaves his house or gets dressed.” Powers’ book refers often to the news of the time, setting his narrative against the shock of the terrorist attacks and the determined path to the Iraq war. Two fiction finalists were equally topical; Jess Walters’ “The Zero” and Ken Kalfus’ “A Disorder Peculiar to the Country” were both set directly after Sept. 11, 2001. The other nominees were Mark Z. Danielewski’s free verse, time traveling “Only Revolutions” and Dana Spiotta’s “Eat the Document,” a story of 1970s radicals hiding their past. NEW YORK – Richard Powers’ “The Echo Maker,” a scientific tale of memory and identity in the age of Sept. 11 and the Iraq war, won the National Book Award for fiction Wednesday night, honoring a widely respected author with a small but passionate readership. Timothy Egan’s Dust Bowl history, “The Worst Hard Time,” won for nonfiction; Nathaniel Mackey’s musical and mystical “Splay Anthem” took the poetry prize; and M.T. Anderson’s “The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Vol. I,” a multiformatted epic in 18th-century prose, was cited for young people’s literature. Winners each receive $10,000, runners-up $1,000. Powers, 49, has long worked in his love for science in such works as “Galatea 2.2” and “Operation Wandering Soul.” Memory, and the increasingly distant past, was a theme in the acceptance speech of Egan, who recalled interviewing Dust Bowl survivors, many in their 80s and 90s. “We are a storytelling nation. We need to inhabit a narrative as a nation,” said Egan. Other nonfiction nominees were Taylor Branch’s “At Canaan’s Edge,” the last of his celebrated civil-rights trilogy; Rajiv Chandrasekaran’s Iraq war report, “Imperial Life in the Emerald City”; Peter Hessler’s “Oracle Bones: A Journey Between China’s Past and Present”; and Lawrence Wright’s best-selling Sept. 11 investigation, “The Looming Tower.” The National Book Foundation is a nonprofit organization that sponsors numerous readings and educational programs.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Thierry Henry to return to coaching after disastrous spell as Monaco manager

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first_img Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? 1 REVEALED However, he won just four of 20 matches in charge and was dismissed earlier this year, with Jardim returning to the dugout as Henry’s successor.Before taking the Monaco job, Henry was part of Belgium manager Roberto Martinez’s coaching staff, beginning as second assistant coach before being promoted to assistant when Graeme Jones joined West Brom. Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Thierry Henry will reportedly rejoin Belgium’s coaching staff after his disastrous spell as Monaco manager.Henry, the former Arsenal striker, spent just three months in charge at the Stade Louis II, accepting his first ever head coach job to replace the sacked Leonardo Jardim. Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Henry endured a disastrous spell at Monaco Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move West Brom vs Birmingham (Friday, 8:00pm) – talkSPORT 2Brighton vs Southampton (Saturday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2West Ham vs Everton (Saturday, 5:30pm) – talkSPORTMiddlesbrough vs Norwich (Saturday, 5:30pm) – talkSPORT 2Portsmouth vs Sunderland (Sunday, 2:30pm) – talkSPORT 2 Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions REVEALED He helped the Red Devils finish third at last summer’s World Cup – their best ever finish – and the Mirror claim Henry will return to their backroom team despite his humiliation at Monaco.When hired by Monaco, Henry was tasked with guiding the former Ligue 1 champions away from the relegation places after a terrible start to the season. RANKED no dice huge blow center_img Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade BEST OF REPLY ADVICE LIVE on talkSPORT shining Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars gameday cracker Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury talkSPORT is your home of live football! Here’s what’s coming up on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2… LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Jardim was sacked with the club 18th in the table, but Henry’s dreadful run meant he left with them one place lower.ASM have enjoyed a small upturn in their fortunes since Jardim returned to the dugout, with a series of positive results moving them eight points clear of the drop.last_img read more

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How Celtic could line up in Champions League qualifier against Sarajevo

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first_img JIBE Neil Lennon featured in the Champions League as a player for Celtic 4 Tottenham issue immediate ban to supporter who threw cup at Kepa Celtic face Bosnian side Sarajevo in the first round of their Champions League qualifying campaign on Tuesday evening.The Hoops failed to make it to the Champions League group stages last season after they were beaten by AEK Athens in the third qualifying round.And Celtic boss Neil Lennon is looking to avoid another shock result. LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS 4 Liverpool update ‘Champions Wall’ after ending 2019 as European and world champions deals Getty Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January New job Bolingoli is expected to start in place of Arsenal target Kieran Tierney, who is recovering from a hernia operation.Jullien could partner Jozo Simunovic, who will be a target for home fans after switching allegiance from Bosnia to Croatia last year.Celtic are short on right-backs, which is likely to see youngster Anthony Ralston presented with a chance to stake a claim for a regular starting spot.Captain Scott Brown is set to anchor the midfield and could have Tom Rogic and Callum McGregor playing slightly further ahead of him. punished Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update TROPHY Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Solskjaer gives Pogba fitness update and calls him world’s best all-round midfielder The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Former Crystal Palace and West Brom manager Pardew takes over at Dutch strugglers center_img targets Getty Lennon has a decision to make on who leads the line. Leigh Griffiths recently returning to action after taking a six-month leave to deal with his depression, and in his absence, Odsonne Edouard stepped up, scoring 23 goals last term.The former Bolton boss could turn to experience on both wings by playing Scott Sinclair and James Forrest.Scott Bain, who edged Craig Gordon out of the team during the second half last season, is expected to continue in goal. “But the hard work is getting there. We could have had an easier draw.“I think Sarajevo will be tough opponents over the two games but the guys know what the incentives are, they know what is at stake.”Lennon could leave Olivier Ntcham out of the starting XI after revealing the former Manchester City midfielder had angered the club with his recent comments.Ntcham, who is attracting interest from Ligue 1 clubs, insisted his development would stall if he stayed in Scotland.Summer signings Boli Bolingoli and Christopher Jullien could make their competitive debuts for Celtic. boost buildlineup.com Olivier Ntcham wants to leave Celtic latest Lampard appears to aim dig at Mourinho for handling of Salah and De Bruyne at Chelsea LATEST He said: “It [the Champions League] is very important. I have had experiences of it at Celtic before and for your development as a player and a manager and for the club, it means a lot.“It is one of our main priorities, there is no question of that.“We have eight games to negotiate, if we can, and that is almost a quarter of a (league) season. We know it is a difficult road to travel but we know the rewards are great at the end of it.“These are the most difficult games. Champions League, when you get to the group stages, is fantastic. 4 REVEALED Is this how Celtic could line up against Sarajevo? 4 Callum McGregor is likely to line up against Sarajevo Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Getty last_img read more

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