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Juve get Ronaldo’s boost against Cagliari,  travels to Sardinia

Juve get Ronaldo’s boost against Cagliari,  travels to Sardinia

first_img With a Champions League match against Olympique Lyonnais early next month and having played every three days since the resumption, the Bianconeri have decided to give several players a breather. read also:Pele celebrates Ronaldo as ‘modern athlete’ with incredible feat Danilo, Giorgio Chiellini, Matthijs de Ligt, Mattia De Sciglio, Sami Khedira, Douglas Costa and Paulo Dybala will not travel to Casteddu. Juventus squad against Cagliari: Szczesny, Pinsoglio, Buffon; Alex Sandro, Bonucci, Rugani, Demiral, Coccolo, Wesley, Frabotta; Pjanic, Matuidi, Bentancur, Muratore, Peeters; Ronaldo, Cuadrado, Higuain, Bernardeschi, Olivieri, Vrioni, Zanimacchia FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Juventus coach, Maurizio Sarri, has decided to bring Cristiano Ronaldo for today’s trip to Sardinia and the Portuguese superstar will be accompanied by eight youngsters. The Old Lady secured their ninth consecutive Scudetto on Sunday and were expected to make big changes ahead of the match against Cagliari tonight. Reports in Italy claimed Ronaldo, who is currently three goals behind Lazio striker Ciro Immobile in the Capocannoniere battle, could be rested and stay in Turin this week. The 35-year-old superstar has been picked for the last away game in Serie A 2019-20 but the list of absentees comes as no surprise.Advertisement Loading… center_img Promoted Content2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearTop 10 Most Populated Cities In The World8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better6 Major TV Characters We Were Relieved To See Leaving The ShowWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read Morelast_img read more

Cheering T-wolves

Cheering T-wolves

first_img Bio Latest posts by admin (see all) admin House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014 Latest Posts State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015 TRENTON — The Trenton Timberwolves cheering squad put on a stellar performance at the Bangor Auditorium Saturday and placed fifth at the State Cheering Competition with a score of 103.9. Squad members are Rosie Gray, Haley Norsen, Colleen Sargent, Kelsie Morrison, Candace Rudow, Gloria Gray, Samantha Sawyer, Erin Beaubais, Samantha Sawyer and Jordan Harris.last_img

Sumner Boys Remain Undefeated

Sumner Boys Remain Undefeated

first_img Bio State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 admin House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014 GIRLSSumner 4, Orono 1Singles: Kelsey Johnson (O) over Val Jimenez 8-6, Julie Bunker (O) over Ashlyn Thomas 8-0, Devon Riley (O) over Kelsey Tucker 8-2. Doubles: Morgan Forni and Cheryl Havey (S) over Chelsea Husson and Caroline Artesani 8-5, Ally Sherman and Megan Curtis (O) over Emily Havey and Darrian Church 8-5.Dexter 5, Sumner 0Singles: Chrissy Mountain over Jimenez 8-5, Sarah Murray over Thomas 8-6, Cally Mountain over Emily Ingalls 8-2. Doubles: Katie Eastman and Danielle Burton over Forni and Cheryl Havey 8-3, Alexis Mitchell and Jessica Mason over Emily Havey and Tucker 8-3. For more sports stories, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American. Latest posts by admin (see all) Latest Posts Sullivan — The Sumner Tiger boys are off to a 3-0 start. They had a pair of 3-2 wins this week, over Orono on Wednesday, April 29, and Dexter on Monday.The 1-2 Tiger girls, who fell last week to Orono and Dexter, are ranked sixth in Class C despite having only a single win. BOYSSumner 3, Orono 2Singles: Woody Huber (S) overNikolai Renedo 8-4, Jorge Fabara (S) over Joel Riersma 8-6, Chuck Bennett (S) over Cam Rose 8-3. Doubles: Martin Halada and Brewster Cherkis (O) over Luke O’Brien and Gabe Gerrish 8-1, Ben Innes and Gabe Borland (O) over Elliott Ossanna and Aaron Tantijunyakul 8-1.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textSumner 3, Dexter 2Singles: Huber (S) over Keegan Glidden 8-5, Fabara (S) over Josh Stanhope 8-6, Bennett (S) over Ryan Wilks 8-2. Doubles: Mike O’Connor and Brian O’Connor (D) over O’Brien and Gerrish 8-1, Nick Trembley and James MacDonald (D) over Ossanna and Tantijunyakul 8-0. Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015last_img read more

Cricket News Shahid Afridi’s revelation on getting harsh treatment from seniors gets backing from Shoaib Akhtar

Cricket News Shahid Afridi’s revelation on getting harsh treatment from seniors gets backing from Shoaib Akhtar

first_imghighlights New Delhi: Shahid Afridi’s autobiography ‘Game Changer’ has been in the news for several reasons. The former Pakistan skipper’s jibe at India opener and current BJP Candidate from East Delhi Gautam Gambhir has dominated headlines in both India and Pakistan. In his autobiography, he criticised Gambhir’s attitude and called him a mix of ‘Sir Don Bradman and James Bond’. The autobiography also revealed the real age of Afridi, stating that he was born in 1975 and thus dismissing the myth that he was 16 years of age when he blasted a 37-ball century against Sri Lanka in an ODI played in Nairobi in 1996.In the autobiography, Afridi has opened up on the harsh treatment meted out to the former Pakistan all-rounder by some senior players during his playing days. Afridi has claimed that he was at the receiving end of harsh treatment by seniors during his playing days and cited the example of former coach Javed Miandad, who according to him did not let him bat at the nets before a Test against India in Chennai in 1999. Shahid Afridi took a jibe at Gautam Gambhir over his attitude.Shahid Afridi’s autobiography revealed his real age.Shahid Afridi retired from international cricket a couple of years. These claims have found backing from former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar who also backed his claims. “I think Shahid Afridi has written less in his book about the harsh treatment he received from senior players during his playing days. I witnessed some of it with my own eyes and totally agree with him. 10 of these senior players asked us for forgiveness, before leaving for Umrah, for the way they treated us,” Akhtar told in a television show.Akhtar also revealed that there was one particular incident during his playing days on an international tour which was unforgettable. “Once during a tour of Australia, four players approached with the intention of hitting me with a bat,” Akhtar revealed.The release of the book has not gone down well with several Pakistan players, with opener Imran Farhat stating that Afridi was a ‘selfish’ player who ruined careers. “I am utterly ashamed of what I have heard and read so far regarding this new book of Afridi, someone who has lied about his age for 20 odd years now decides to come clean and name and blame some of our living legends. I have a lot of stories to tell regarding this so-called Saint we have had the pleasure of playing with. He sure is talented enough to become a politician. I have a fair few stories to tell and I urge all the players who have been named and shamed to speak up and tell the truth about this selfish player who has ruined plenty of careers for his own good,” Farhat said in a series of tweets. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

The Latest: American sailor Caleb Paine ends Olympic bid

The Latest: American sailor Caleb Paine ends Olympic bid

first_imgAll athletes will be tested for COVID-19 on or about Day 8 of quarantine. Protocols are also in place for the quarantine and treatment of positive COVID-19 cases should they occur.___Two Rutgers football players have tested positive for the new coronavirus.Coach Greg Schiano discussed the test results Monday during a conference call. It was his first media availability since the team was allowed to return to campus last week for voluntary workouts.Schiano said players and coaches were tested before the team returned on June 15, either with mail-in tests or after being tested locally. One of the positive tests came from those samples and the player was not allowed to return to campus and is being isolated at home. June 22, 2020 Paine, of San Diego, rallied to win bronze in the Finn class at the 2016 Rio Games. It came after the Americans were shut out of the medals at London four years earlier.He says he’s been talking with family members and mentors since the Tokyo Games were postponed a year due to COVID-19 and calls it a “very difficult decision.”After medaling at Rio, Paine was named US Sailing’s Rolex Yachtsman of the Year, the highest honor awarded to American sailors each year. He’s also a five-time World Cup medalist and recently won gold at the 2020 Hempel World Cup Series Miami.Paine is a crewman with American Magic, the New York Yacht Club’s entry in the 36th America’s Cup. Competition is currently scheduled to begin with a preliminary regatta in mid-December in Auckland, New Zealand. Two preliminary regattas in Europe were canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. ___Chicago State is dropping its baseball program to save an estimated $500,000 a year and will replace it with men’s soccer.The Cougars, who have never had a winning season in baseball since elevating to Division I in 1989, are the second Division I school to eliminate baseball since the coronavirus pandemic began causing financial stress for universities and their athletic departments. Furman dropped baseball last month.Chicago State owns several NCAA records for futility. The Cougars lost 53 games in 2007 and had three other seasons with 50 or more losses. They never won more than nine games in a season between 2002-11 and in 1999 allowed a record 50 runs in a loss to Nebraska.The Cougars also faced high travel costs associated with playing in the Western Athletic Conference. Their closest league opponent was Northern Colorado, 975 miles away, and trips to the West Coast were common. Their conference record since joining the WAC in 2014 was 35-105-1. ___The ATP men’s tennis tour says it is continuing to “plan and adjust” its precautions and protocols related to the coronavirus pandemic with an eye to its planned Aug. 14 resumption of competition.The tour issued a statement Monday following word that two top-35 players tested positive for COVID-19 after participating in unsanctioned exhibition matches organized by No. 1 Novak Djokovic in Serbia and Croatia.There were no social distancing measures observed at the Adria Tour exhibitions.Three-time Grand Slam semifinalist Grigor Dimitrov, who is currently No. 19, and his opponent in Croatia on Saturday, No. 33 Borna Coric, both said they have COVID-19. Associated Press The second positive test came from a sample taken when the players reported. That player was isolated and three players who had contact with him were placed in quarantine.The university has a protocol for allowing players who test positive to eventually return, which includes a non-positive test, Schiano said.Schiano said players and coaches underwent a third screening on Monday.Incoming freshmen players also were allowed on campus on Monday and they were tested and put in a separate dormitory. They will not be integrated with the rest of the team until they pass a second COVID-19 test.The workouts are voluntary and Schiano said some players have elected to skip them. ___Atlanta United president Darren Eales says the team remains on pace to begin full team training on Tuesday, assuming there are no more positive tests for COVID-19. Eales said Monday the two players who have tested positive are in isolation but are expected to be with the team for the MLS Is Back Tournament in July at Walt Disney World.Eales says the tests of asymptomatic players are evidence the protocols set up by MLS “are working.”The players who tested positive last week have not been identified. The 33rd-ranked Coric posted the news on Twitter.He says “I want to inform you that I am positive for Covid-19. Please everyone who has been in contact with me for the last few days gets tested!”He says he is feeling well and has no symptoms.Coric was among about 1,000 people who were tested for the virus after Grigor Dimitrov announced that he tested positive. That led to the cancellation of an exhibition event in Croatia where top-ranked Novak Djokovic was scheduled to play in the final.Coric played a match against Dimitrov in Zadar on Saturday in the second leg of the exhibition series. ___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports The ATP said it “continues to urge strict adherence to responsible social distancing and health and safety guidelines to contain the spread of the virus.”Exhibition events have been staged in various places around the world while the ATP and WTA tours have been suspended since March because of the pandemic. The tours announced last week they plan to return in August.___Louisville football’s season opener against North Carolina State has been moved up a day to Wednesday, Sept. 2 to avoid conflicting with the rescheduled Kentucky Derby weekend at neighboring Churchill Downs.The Kentucky Oaks and Derby were postponed from May 1-2 to Sept. 4-5 because of the coronavirus pandemic. The preceding and highly attended Thursday race card known as “Thurby” was set for the same day as the Cardinals’ Atlantic Coast Conference matchup against the Wolfpack, but the schools announced Monday that they had agreed to the switch to avert logistical conflicts with parking and traffic. Brazil is Latin America’s hardest hit country by the new coronavirus, with more than 50,000 deaths and 1 million confirmed cases.___The National Hockey League has begun winnowing its possible locations to resume the season amid the COVID-19 pandemic.The Blue Jackets were informed Monday that Columbus will not be one of the NHL’s hub cities. Columbus was one of 10 finalists, including seven in the U.S.Las Vegas is now considered the U.S. favorite to host NHL playoff games, unless two Canadian cities are selected. Canada’s federal government last week said it would allow the league to quarantine internally, making Toronto, Vancouver and Edmonton realistic possibilities — if not the front-runners.center_img “While we have experienced an increase in positive tests, almost all are related to individuals who had been in quarantine due to our contact tracing and developed symptoms,” stated Dr. Andrew Peterson, head team physician. “Our overall process, including testing and daily health screening, is working as expected.”___Players of Brazilian soccer giant Corinthians visited the club on Monday to pick up personal protection equipment against COVID-19 after tests showed 21 out of its 27 players had contracted the disease. The São Paulo-based club said Sunday that 13 players are fully recovered, but eight will not be allowed to start training on July 1 because of the disease. Corinthians tested 190 people, including players, staffers and their families. The club did not name the players who tested positive. Eales says the team “can’t control the environment outside of training” in Atlanta. He says he expects “a slightly different scenario” in Orlando “because it’s a more contained environment.”___Ravens coach John Harbaugh is confident his team’s training camp will begin as scheduled next month despite the coronavirus pandemic.Speaking on a video conference on Monday, Harbaugh said he expected the NFL would have a plan in place that would enable teams to start practicing in late July.“We’ll just have to be very adaptable, and flexible and smart about what we’re going to do,” Harbaugh said, adding that testing was the main thing. The NHL has said it will select two hub cities — one for the Eastern Conference playoffs and one for the Western Conference. The Stanley Cup Final or “final four” would likely be in one of the two cities.___Wisconsin officials say that two Badgers’ athletes have tested positive for COVID-19 and are self-isolating.Those positive results came from the 117 athletes who participated in the school’s initial campus screening. The Wisconsin athletic department’s infection response team is monitoring the recovery of the athletes but didn’t specify which teams the two play for. Wisconsin plans to release the aggregate number of positive tests at regular intervals during the initial phase of athletes’ return to campus. “We appreciate the NCAA, ACC and N.C. State honoring our request for a date change for the opening game,” Louisville athletic director Vince Tyra said in a news release. “We are trying to be thoughtful about the shared city resources needed to host a football game and Thurby at the same time.”___Serbian soccer club Red Star Belgrade says five players have tested positive for the coronavirus.The club says the players are feeling fine and remain in isolation.Four of the players have displayed symptoms of COVID-19 while one has shown no symptoms at all. The Latest: American sailor Caleb Paine ends Olympic bid The club says the five players did not attend the match against Proleter on Saturday when the Serbian league champions completed their season.About 20,000 fans attended a Serbian Cup semifinal match against Partizan Belgrade this month as the country lifted most of its COVID-19 restrictions.The match against Proleter was also attend by about 20,000 fans. Both gatherings have drawn criticism from the public as Serbia records dozens of new coronavirus cases each day.___Croatian tennis player Borna Coric says he has tested positive for the coronavirus after taking part in an exhibition event. ___Boston College says its football players began returning to the school Monday as part of its COVID-19 operational plan to bring all its student-athletes back to campus.The school says its new protocols include limiting personnel at facilities, mandating face coverings be worn in common areas, as well as daily temperature checks for staff and athletes. Increased cleaning measures will also be in effect at all facilities.The protocols are being done in accordance with all federal, state, medical and university guidelines to begin voluntary workouts.Regardless of home state, all athletes will be required to self-quarantine upon arriving on campus for a maximum of 14 days. Quarantine time may vary based on additional guidance from the state and the phase of reopening in Massachusetts. ___Five more Baylor athletes have tested positive for COVID-19, making it eight positives from among 109 tests conducted in the process of returning to campus for voluntary workouts and conditioning.There was no breakdown by sport, but the school said of the eight athletes who tested positive, four were showing symptoms and the other four were asymptomatic. Some of the 109 athletes tested so far weren’t yet at the Texas school.After reporting three positive results among 59 tests last week, Baylor’s updated numbers Monday included five new positives among 50 tests.Under Baylor’s prevention and response protocols, including current CDC guidelines, the athletes who tested positive went into self-isolation. Other athletes identified by contact tracing as having potential direct exposure are being instructed to self-quarantine. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Caleb Paine, the only American sailor to win a medal in the last two Olympics, says he’s ending his campaign for the postponed Tokyo Games to focus on the America’s Cup. The Ravens have replaced 13 scheduled on-field practice sessions with virtual classes so far this offseason. ___Iowa’s athletic department says nine athletes, coaches or staff have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last week. That accounts for nearly one-quarter of the 40 tests conducted in that time frame. Since the beginning of the return-to-campus protocol May 29, there have been 12 positives among 386 tests.The athletic department said contact tracing has begun. Individuals who test positive are being isolated, and a quarantine is in place for individuals who might have been exposed to someone with COVID-19.last_img read more

Students take 24-hour stand against genocide

Students take 24-hour stand against genocide

first_imgFor 24 hours from Sunday to Monday, Tommy Trojan was surrounded by students, chanting names of victims of world atrocities.These students were participating in Together We Remember, a 24-hour vigil hosted by the USC chapter of Students Taking Action Now: Darfur, a group that aims to prevent and spread awareness about genocide. Jason Nikora, a member of STAND and a writer for the Daily Trojan, found it powerful to recognize the victims of the past.“For a couple of seconds, they get to exist in time again,” Nikora said. “We get to recognize the fact that what happened to them is terrible and honor them in this sort of way.”Based on the Jewish custom of placing a pebble on the graves of deceased family members, the event sought to honor those who have been killed — no matter their background, religious preference or country of origin.“We want to honor the people of the past by reading their names, but we also want to honor them in the best way that we can, which is by preventing that from happening in the future, or at least reducing the effects of genocide and atrocities,” said Darcy Gleeson, the Western regional organizer of STAND. “The best way to do that is to make sure everyone knows that they’re happening.” In addition to the vigil, STAND hosted a table of information about global genocides, guest speakers who read poetry and novels and an open forum for a community discussion. “Just to hear the facts is powerful,” Gleeson said. “There are still some people that don’t believe that the Holocaust happened, and there’s still some people that don’t believe that other atrocities are truly happening.”One of the ways that STAND spread these facts was through a virtual reality video students could watch at the table. It gave a 360 degree look into the lives of the Rohingya, a Muslim minority group in Burma which is most at risk for genocide in the world, according to Gleeson. Around 90 percent of the population in Burma is Buddhist.“The Rohingya are among the few Muslim minority groups that have been marginalized for a long time in Burma and have more recently been targeted and placed into what we call kind of like early stage Auschwitz,” Gleeson said. “We have our partners at the Nexus fund [that] basically smuggled themselves into Burma to make this virtual reality film and disseminate it and get the word out about what’s happening.”Passersby could also sign a petition to protest the U.S. government’s recent action to reduce the State Department’s funding for foreign aid. Currently making up less than 1 percent of the federal budget, foreign aid gives the government the ability to help at-risk people without military intervention.“The day that we don’t have to have [a foreign aid fund] is the day that we’ve ended genocide, which is obviously a long way off,” Nikora said. “People in Sudan, for instance, or Burma are completely cut off from the outside world. It’s very difficult for them to get food, to get clean water, medicine, so that really just goes toward that, trying to get them up to a better standard of living as best we can.”STAND hopes the event will cause students to reflect on the world outside of campus, something that can at times be difficult to remember to do. Jenna Dresner, a STAND member, thinks that the USC community, while known for its diversity, should take a harder look at history.“There is some level of apathy,” Dresner said. “We’re at USC [in] beautiful Los Angeles and why would we even think of people around the world that are being affected by mass atrocities? So by hosting, we’re saying, ‘We’re here,                   and we care.’”last_img read more

John Desko named ACC coach of the year

John Desko named ACC coach of the year

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on May 2, 2018 at 4:11 pm Contact Matt: mdliberm@syr.edu Syracuse (7-6, 4-0 Atlantic Coast) head coach John Desko earned his fourth-consecutive men’s ACC Coach of the Year Award after leading SU to an undefeated regular season conference record.Desko’s award now makes him the first coach in ACC history to win four-straight Coach of the Year Awards. Desko has not lost a regular-season conference game since the 2016 season.Entering the season, SU was picked to finish fourth in the conference, but entered the ACC Tournament as the No. 1 seed before losing to the No. 4 seed Virginia in the ACC Tournament Semifinals. Should Syracuse reach the NCAA Tournament, it would be Desko’s 19th appearance in 20 seasons at the helm.Next up for SU is a date with Colgate (7-7, 3-5 Patriot League) on Saturday in the Carrier Dome to close the regular season. Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

Pokémon making it’s presences known at the Besser Museum

Pokémon making it’s presences known at the Besser Museum

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisAlpena — If you’ve driven by the Besser Museum before or after hours and noticed a number of cars and people in the parking lot, they are harmless. These folks are simply playing Pokémon Go, a game downloadable on cell phones that mimics the world of Pokémon. This trend has been happening since the creation of the game in 2016.“I see Pokémon Go players here all day pretty much everyday,” said Planetarium Coordinator Johnathan Winckowski. “Even on my days off, I drive past and I’ll see people just in the parking lot playing Pokémon Go on their phones so it’s definitely a popular place for the game itself.”Today, only a few players turned out to battle against each other and catch the fictional creatures. The reason so many people gravitate to the museum is do the Pokémon gyms located on the property. Gyms allow people to battle against each other and catch a ton of Pokémon. For hardcore players like Shelby Barnett, it’s a blast.“People are always up visiting whether it be here or driving through the parking lot… just visiting, hitting the spots,” said Barnett. “They come in, check things out, and it just works out for both the company that makes the game and the museum itself.”The goal for the museum is to take the potential audience on their doorstep and invite them inside. Winckowski started a promotion so that the owner of their fountain sculpture gym will get a discount into planetarium shows. This ongoing attempt looks to try and get folks to enjoy what Besser has to offer. Winckowski calls it Pokémon Mania.“It gets people out and they’re having a good time playing the game but if we can them inside to actually engage with the museum, that’s an even better plus for us,” said Winckowski.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: alpena, Besser, Besser Museum, Fountain, Gym, History, planetarium, Pokemon, Pokemon GoContinue ReadingPrevious Gun and knife show headed to Northern Lights Arena this weekendNext Highway dedication ceremony to honor late state representativelast_img read more

Dramani says Ghana has a good base to plan

Dramani says Ghana has a good base to plan

first_imgMas-Ud Didi Dramani insists Ghana has a good base to plan for the future after the women’s U-17 team won bronze at the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Azerbaijan 2012.The Black Maidens, making their third appearance at the U-17 competition beat Germany 1-0 to finish third last Saturday.For Dramani, who will return to the domestic league in charge of Asante Kotoko, the monitoring system in place must be continued.“The monitoring should not stop now,” Didi Dramani on the team’s arrival in Accra on Monday.“We should continue with it [monitoring] and I have a target for the next six years.“They will improve but by the next six years when they attain the level of the Black Queens, the fortunes will change.” The feat which handed them bronze is Ghana’s best-ever finish at a FIFA women’s competition and the furthest by any African side at the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup.“Our target was to get at least to the second stage but nobody begrudges you if you surpass your initial target and then ask for more,” the Black Maidens coach said.“I want to give credit to the girls for accepting to take all the tutelage we gave them.”“They believed in me and the tutelage and I also believed in them and what we were doing.”last_img read more

Women’s World Cup 2019: Alex Morgan says she’s motivated by winning tournament, not Golden Boot

Women’s World Cup 2019: Alex Morgan says she’s motivated by winning tournament, not Golden Boot

first_img“I would love someone on our team to win the Golden Boot, it would be a great accolade, but that’s not my goal, my goal is to help this team win a World Cup,” Morgan told a news conference on Sunday. Women’s World Cup 2019: Full bracket, dates, times, TV channels, results for every match Alex Morgan is not troubled by her four-game goal drought because the United States winning the Women’s World Cup is a bigger priority to her than the Golden Boot.The 29-year-old laid down an early marker to finish as the tournament’s top scorer with a five-goal haul in USA’s 13-0 mauling of Thailand in its first group game. However, since then she has failed to find the target, not that USA have missed a beat thanks to back-to-back braces from Megan Rapinoe, which ensured Jill Ellis’ team progressed to Tuesday’s semifinal with England in Lyon.Morgan, Rapinoe, Lionesses forward Ellen White and Australia’s Sam Kerr are all leading the Golden Boot race with five goals each yet the former insists she would sacrifice winning the individual prize for collective glory.  Related News “As long as the goals continue to come then I’m happy. That’s not goals continuing to come from me, that’s this team.5 – Alex Morgan is the second player in #FIFAWWC history to score five goals in a single game, doing so 27 years and 199 days after fellow @USWNT international Michelle Akers managed this feat against Chinese Taipei in November 1991. Decimated. pic.twitter.com/kkl7kay7Rz— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) June 11, 2019″Right now Megan Rapinoe has put the team on her back from Spain [in the last 16] to France [in the quarterfinals] and it’s going to take players like that and individuals each game to step up and help carry this team.”Pinoe has done that in great fashion last two games.”last_img read more