Leicester 4 – 0 Braga

first_imgHe turned provider with a wonderfully disguised pass from a shooting position to tee up Dennis Praet midway through the half (67) before James Maddison got on the scoresheet after evading Raul Silva’s challenge with 12 minutes remaining.The victory moves Leicester three points clear at the top of their Europa League group, ahead of their visitors, with three wins from three games – and already on the verge of qualifying for the knockout stages.How Leicester outfoxed BragaIf there were any worries remaining about how seriously the Foxes are taking the Europa League this season, Brendan Rodgers’ decision to retain seven of the line-up who won at Leeds only 72 hours prior would have extinguished that doubt.- Advertisement – That was about as good as it got for Braga after the break, as Leicester continued to improve and added a third when Iheanacho, looking likely to shoot from another lovely Maddison ball, instead rolled it through for Praet to slot home moments after coming on.The Foxes summed up their nickname even with such a convincing advantage, harrying and pressing their opponents into mistake after mistake, and saw Maddison score the goal his performance deserved 12 minutes from time when he fired past Matheus in the final chance of note.What’s next?Leicester host Wolves on Super Sunday live on Sky Sports Premier League from 1pm; Kick-off at 2pm.Braga face a tough trip to second-placed Benfica on Sunday night in the Primeira Liga; Kick-off at 8pm. In a reversal of roles, Iheanacho’s run and perfect pass found the dangerman just outside the box, and after turning inside Viana with an exquisite touch, pulled a superb full-length stop out of Matheus with his bottom-corner-bound effort.Moments like that can prove pivotal in games, but two minutes into the second period the Foxes put aside any worries with another stroke of good luck, when Viana’s unwitting deflection on Iheanacho’s long-range effort took it into the far corner beyond the stranded goalkeeper.Braga had momentary hopes of a comeback when Joao Novais poked the ball through for Paulinho, who planted the ball wide from a fine position on the left of Schmeichel’s box. Kelechi Iheanacho scored twice as Leicester thrashed Braga 4-0 to keep up their perfect start in the Europa League group stage.A touch of fortune helped Iheanacho bundled in an opener 20 minutes when Matheus could not hold his heavy touch and allowed him to tap in from close-range, with a significant deflection off Bruno Viana helping his 25-yard drive beat the goalkeeper again two minutes into the second period.- Advertisement – Against another side with a 100 per cent record from their opening two games, the hosts would have impressed their manager with how they were straight into their stride, but both teams routinely saw their back threes turn into fives without the ball, restricting a route to goal at either end.It took a nicely disguised ball from Maddison to carve out the first real chance of the night, which would give Leicester the lead. Iheanacho’s heavy touch looked to have turned his pass into Matheus’ body, but a touch of fortune saw it rebound off the goalkeeper and deliver the striker a tap-in. Kelechi Iheanacho celebrates with Leicester City team-mates after putting them 2-0 up against BragaImage:Iheanacho celebrates with Leicester City team-mates after putting them 2-0 up against Braga Kelechi Iheanacho puts Leicester City ahead against BragaImage:Iheanacho opened the scoring with a close-range tap-in – Advertisement – At the other end, Viana should have done better when rising above James Justin from a corner which he nodded straight at Kasper Schmeichel, but in a half of few other chances, a moment of magic from Maddison could have put Leicester in full control moments before the break.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Ulta Beauty strikes deal to open hundreds of shops at Target stores

first_imgAt Ulta, Dillon said sales have reflected “a desire to take care of ourselves more at home,” as customers buy items like facial masks and supplies for do-it-yourself nails or hair care.Cornell said Target’s deal with Ulta will “build on momentum we have in the category and investments we’ve been making for years in beauty.”“This is a very important category,” he said. “We continue to believe it’s going to be a high-growth category.”Target and Ulta’s partnership is not the first of its kind. J.C. Penney and Sephora struck a similar agreement in 2009 to add a makeup and beauty shop concept at the department stores. However, the long-struggling department store has lost market share as Target has gained it. Penney filed for bankruptcy protection in May.At Ulta Beauty at Target, Dillon said customers will find a “curated assortment of established and emerging prestige beauty brands.” Shoppers will also see a pandemic-inspired addition: a virtual tool from Ulta called GlamLab that allows customers to safely try on makeup digitally, instead of sharing samples of lipstick and eye shadow palettes with others.Cornell and Dillon said the companies are working together to identify the stores that will get the shops first and said their beauty merchants will help choose the featured brands and products.“It will be showstopping,” Dillon said. “Target guests will not miss it. They will see that something new is happening, and I think they’ll want to jump in and participate.” Target has struck a deal with Ulta Beauty to open shops with makeup, skincare, hair products and more inside of hundreds of its stores.Source: Ulta Beauty – Advertisement – Instead of a shared tube of lipstick, shoppers can use Ulta’s digital tool called GLAMLab to safely try a makeup item. – Advertisement –center_img Ulta shares were up more than 7% early Tuesday in premarket trading, after the companies announced the news. Target shares were up nearly 2%.Cornell and Ulta CEO Mary Dillon said in an interview with CNBC that they see the strategic partnership as a long-term deal that will catch customers’ attention and drive higher sales. They declined to share the length or financial terms of the agreement, but said they will expand Ulta Beauty at Target to hundreds of additional stores over time.As the coronavirus pandemic shakes up the retail industry and shopping behaviors, Dillon said the two retailers are “embracing a time of change to innovate and to lead.”- Advertisement – With the deal, Target will gain a unique traffic driver in a fast-growing merchandise category, while Ulta will gain visibility on store shelves and on a website that has expanded its reach during the pandemic.Both companies will gain a larger audience. Together, they have more than 100 million active loyalty program members across Target Circle and Ultamate Rewards — with more than 33 million of those coming from Ulta.Target has been able to keep its nearly 1,900 stores open throughout the global health crisis as an essential retailer, selling everything from groceries to throw pillows. The retailer’s profits jumped by about 80% in the second quarter compared with the same period a year earlier. Its curbside pickup service, Drive Up, grew more than 700% during the three-month period. And the company said it attracted 10 million new digital customers and picked up $5 billion in market share in the first half of the year.As many retail competitors have struggled, Target has had strength — even in discretionary categories. Its beauty sales grew by more than 20% in the second quarter.Ulta, on the other hand, was hit hard by store closures. The beauty retailer’s same-store sales dropped by 26.7% in the second quarter year-over-year, but have gradually improved. Comparable sales, which is made up of sales at stores open at least 14 months and its e-commerce sales, were down 37% in early May, but recovered slightly and were down by 10% in July when most of its 1,264 stores were reopened.Beauty sales have been rocky across the industry during the pandemic. Americans have fewer social outings and are working remotely instead of dressing up for the office. About 70% of consumers scaled back their use of makeup this year, according to The NPD Group.However, some categories like skincare and hand soaps have gained popularity as shoppers focus on relaxation and self-care, the firm found. Hair product sales, for example, rose by 11% in the third quarter, as customers bought hair masks and hair color.“We are seeing two stories unfold for beauty – one of stagnation and the other of recovery,” said Larissa Jensen, beauty industry advisor of The NPD Group in a report. Target and Ulta Beauty said Tuesday that they have struck a deal to open makeup and skincare shops inside of hundreds of Target stores across the country.Starting in the second half of next year, Target CEO Brian Cornell said shoppers will find a smaller version of an Ulta store in more than 100 of Target’s stores and on its website. Each “shop-in-shop” will be about 1,000 square feet with more than 40 beauty brands and a rotating assortment of products from hair care and fragrances to lip gloss. Customers can shop in person or use Target’s same-day services, such as curbside pickup or home delivery by Shipt, to get their online beauty purchases.Ulta will train Target employees as beauty consultants.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Europe migrant crisis: Scores die in shipwreck off Libya – UN

first_img– Advertisement – Five migrants died on Wednesday and 100 were rescued when their boat capsized off the Libyan coastal town of Sabratha, not far from the Italian island of Lampedusa.- Advertisement –last_img

North Decatur Volleyball Team Stats

first_imgNorth Decatur Varsity Volleyball total Statistics after 4 games (Union County, Rushville, Franklin County, and Jac-Cen-Del).Kills (including Block Kills)38 Sarah Bohman23 Kaitlin Herbert19 Olivia Siefert12 Samantha Krieger10 Chelsi Schubert10 Anna Schwering3 Allie Louder2 Kylie Stier1 Baili Ewing1 Morgan McKinneyAssists45 Kiley Stier29 Laura HaunertDigs62 Mary Hughes28 Kaitlin Herbert26 Baili Ewing11 Kylie Stier8 Laura Haunert7 Samantha Krieger5 Anna Schwering2 Olivia Siefertlast_img

Indiana College Basketball

first_imgWho will represent the state of Indiana in this year’s NCAA tournament? Not too many years ago, Indiana was regularly getting 5 or 6 teams in the tournament every year. Lately, it seems to have slipped. So, who will go this year? Will it be Indiana, Purdue, Notre Dame, Butler, or Valparaiso?At this point in time, all of these are in the running to make the NCAA Tournament. Maybe Indiana will be represented by 5 teams this year. Why is the state with the reputation for the best high school basketball having trouble putting their colleges in the NCAA Tournament?One theory is that we don’t have the dominant coaches we used to have. After all, there was at one time Bobbie Knight, Gene Keady, Homer Drew, Digger Phelps, and Brad Stephens on the sidelines. A second theory is that the present coaches cannot recruit the state’s best talent. Also, none of the dominant colleges in Indiana will lower their standards in the classroom to recruit those players who are there to only play basketball. Time will tell who gets in this year.last_img read more

Arsenal blow as England frontman Danny Welbeck undergoes knee surgery

first_img Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger had hoped the forward would be available soon after the international break. However, following an increased training schedule, it was decided surgery would be needed. A statement from Arsenal read: “Danny Welbeck has undergone surgery on his left knee after being unable to sufficiently step up his rehabilitation work. “The striker has been working throughout the summer to recover from the injury sustained at the end of April. “It had been hoped he would avoid surgery, but after increasing his training workload, the injury to his cartilage did not respond as well as hoped and the decision was taken last week for him to undergo surgery by a leading specialist in the field. “Danny is now expected to be out for a period of months and everyone at Arsenal wishes him well.” With the decision to operate having come last week, there would have still been time for Arsenal to move in the transfer window to bolster the attacking options. Arsenal had long been linked with a move for first Karim Benzema at Real Madrid and then Uruguayan forward Edinson Cavani from Paris St Germain. Press Association The 24-year-old, signed from Manchester United on deadline day in September 2014, last played for the Gunners in April, missing both the FA Cup final and end-of-season internationals. Despite hopes Welbeck would be able to recover from bone bruising around the knee, Arsenal announced in a statement on Thursday the player had needed an operation and was now set for an extended spell of rehabilitation. However, the deadline passed with no further additions to Wenger’s squad apart from veteran goalkeeper Petr Cech, who arrived earlier in the summer from Chelsea. The Gunners recovered from losing their opening Barclays Premier League match at home to West Ham, winning two of the three games since. Midfielder Jack Wilshere continues his recovery from a hairline fracture in the left fibula and could be back in contention when domestic action resumes at home to Stoke on September 12. With Welbeck now sidelined for an extended spell, more opportunities could be forthcoming for Theo Walcott to operate in his preferred central role. The England forward started ahead of Olivier Giroud at Newcastle, but failed to find the target with the chances created for him. Walcott, 26, has confidence he can perform wherever selected across the Arsenal frontline. “I think you’ll see a mixture of me playing in those three positions, on the left, right and centre, depending on how the game is and who the opposition is. That’s why the manager is the best man to pick his team. I’ve shown the manager what I can do on the left, right and centre,” Walcott said in an interview on the Arsenal Weekly podcast. “It’s obviously well documented that I want to play up front but there’s a lot of competition for places here. I will do my best in any position when I am given the opportunity to play for this club. I will always be judged on goals and assists but I feel like I would score a lot of goals up front.” The news of Welbeck’s extended absence after Arsenal had failed to bring in another striker during the transfer window generated much debate among Gunners fans on social media. Former Arsenal midfielder Paul Merson believes supporters are right to raise questions. Speaking to Sky Sports, the one-time England international said: “It cheats the fans. The fans think ‘what are we coming for? We turn up every week, we pay the highest prices and what for? Top four? We might get a day out at Wembley again in the FA Cup.’ Wow-wee. “If you’re an Arsenal season ticket holder, you’re paying top dollar. It’s their money. It’s the fans’ money. It’s not Arsene Wenger’s money. It’s not the club’s money. It’s the fans’ money that they’ve paid to buy players. “The whole idea of going to this big stadium that holds 60,000 people was to bring in top quality players. I don’t know [why Arsenal aren’t spending the money]. “Just put in a bid for Benzema. £75m. If Real Madrid turn around and say ‘we’re not selling him’, you can’t argue with that. You’ve put in a bid and if they turn it down or the lad doesn’t want to come, that’s the way it goes. But show something.” Arsenal will be without England forward Danny Welbeck for several months after he underwent surgery on a knee problem.last_img read more

GFF introduces new Technical Director

first_imgTHE Guyana Football Federation (GFF) yesterday officially introduced its new Technical Director, Ian Greenwood, to the media.Greenwood, an English UEFA-qualified professional coach, who has over ten years of experience with English clubs, has promised to improve Guyana’s football.The 31-year-old Greenwood was the chosen one for the GFF from among 13 applicants and, according to the former Leeds United Development and Academy coach, his desire is to establish a solid foundation in a new structure.“A national philosophy from the age of five right up to the national team. We must understand, as a Nation, how we want to play. How we understand football to be and how we coach. We need to have a clear structure of philosophy as a country and as a football nation that we understand how we want to play. We need to develop a Guyana style of play.”The former defender/defensive midfielder predicts that there will be massive changes for the sport ahead, but cautioned that it will not be overnight.“We want to build it from the foundation so we want to make sure that everything is in place … we want to make sure that the structure and everything geared towards being successful are in place. It’s going to take time, but I feel with the Executive of the GFF and the technical staff we can do it.” Greenwood stressed.Greenwood’s four-year contract with the GFF began last Saturday and already he has been in discussions with the Federation’s Technical Officer, Lyndon France, to review the progress made under the past TD Claude Bolton.“Over the next couple of days we will be assessing what things fit and what things don’t fit. Over the next few weeks I will be meeting with the key stakeholders,” the new TD stated.“My main role will be focusing on youth development, grassroots and developing coaches. My belief is that if we can get the foundation correct, so that if we have Coaches/Education in place and then we have correct youth development programmes and grassroots programmes, over a period of time that will improve the overall football infrastructure in Guyana and improve both the national male and female teams,” Greenwood promised.President of the GFF, Wayne Forde, in his welcoming remarks said that he was optimistic about the future of the sport, “We are very pleased to welcome Mr Greenwood to Guyana. We are excited about the work that Mr Greenwood is going to be doing to develop football in Guyana over the next couple of years. The emphasis of course will be on youth development and coaching/education.“We are very confident that we made a good choice and I am very optimistic about the future of Guyana’s football,” the football boss declared.last_img read more

Murphy’s pinch RBI single lifts Rockies past San Diego 4-3

first_imgMurphy’s pinch RBI single lifts Rockies past San Diego 4-3 Jake Cronenworth hit a two-run double and Wil Myers had an RBI single during San Diego’s three-run eighth that tied it at 3.Senzatela bounced back from his last outing in which he allowed a career-high four home runs in an 11-3 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers. He gave up seven hits, walked one and struck out three.Daniel Bard (2-2) worked a scoreless ninth for the victory. Ryan McMahon started the Colorado ninth with a single up the middle off Craig Stammen (3-2). Hampson walked, and Josh Fuentes hit into a fielder’s choice before Murphy lined sharply to left. It was the sixth career game-ending hit for Murphy.Left-hander Adrian Morejon was a late scratch as San Diego’s starter and he was placed on the 10-day injured list. The team did not specify the reason for the move, and turned to a pitching by committee approach, starting with Michel Baez.Trailing 3-0 going into their half of the eighth after coming up empty against Senzatela, the Padres got to reliever Carlos Estevez to even the score. Fernado Tatis Jr. walked and Manny Machado singled, extending his hitting streak to 11 games, ahead of Croneworth’s two-out, two-run double. Myers followed with a run-scoring single. Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditDENVER (AP) — Pinch-hitter Daniel Murphy hit a one-out RBI single in the ninth inning, lifting the Colorado Rockies to a 4-3 win over the San Diego Padres on Saturday night.It was the first walkoff win of the season for the Rockies.Trevor Story, Raimel Tapia and Garrett Hampson also hit run-scoring singles for Colorado, which blew a three-run lead in the eighth. Antonio Senzatela got a no-decision after pitching seven scoreless innings. UP NEXTPadres: Chris Paddock (2-3, 5.15 ERA) is slated to make his first career start at Coors Field.Rockies: RHP Ryan Castellani (1-1, 3.54 ERA), coming off his first career win Monday at Arizona, returns to the mound to make his fifth career start. ___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports ARM DEALMoving to bolster their bullpen, the Padres acquired RHP Trevor Rosenthal from Kansas City in exchange for OF Edward Olivares and a player to be named later. Rosenthal, who was the Royals’ closer, had seven with a 3.29 ERA.TRAINER’S ROOMPadres: LHP Drew Pomeranz was reinstated from the 10-day injured list after recovering from a left should strain.Rockies: RHP Chi Chi Gonzalez (right biceps tendinitis) has been reinstated from the 10-day injured list and RHP Ashton Goudeau was optioned to the team’s alternate training site. August 29, 2020last_img read more

Syracuse defense silences Denver in clutch, sends Orange to first national championship game since 2009

first_img Related Stories DEVILS MAY CARE: Syracuse rallies to beat Denver in final four, advances to face Duke in title gameHarris delivers on defense, from wing on faceoffs in crucial situation to seal Syracuse victoryDenver subs out LaPlante at halftime, sticks with two-goalie system despite stellar early showing Facebook Twitter Google+ PHILADELPHIA – With three seconds left, Eric Law flung a pass from behind the cage toward Eric Adamson. It floated in front of Adamson’s stick, waiting for him to simply step in, catch, shoot and send the game into overtime.Adamson got the step and the ball, but the shot never came. His stick was helplessly pinned against his own body. Matt Harris caught Adamson from behind. The Syracuse defense had caught Denver from behind, and just in time.The same Denver attacks that had made the Orange defense look cement-legged for so much of the game were left to watch Adamson fling his stick in desperation, then fall to the ground with his teammates, struggling to choke back tears.“At the end, they closed it out for us, the defense,” said SU midfielder JoJo Marasco. “And that’s huge for us.”Though the Syracuse (16-3) defense clamped down and ultimately solved the problem that was the Denver (14-5) offense, early on in the game the Orange defense was the problem. But in the game’s deciding moments – the final ones – the SU rearguard was the solution, and the reason Syracuse’s season continues.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Pioneers pounced on the back line of Brian Megill, Dave Hamlin and Sean Young though, as Syracuse’s defensive midfield offered little protection in the game’s opening minutes and goalkeeper Dominic Lamolinara hardly covered for his teammates.Off a loose-ball scramble to the left of Lamolinara’s crease, Adamson tossed a soft shot that seemed destined for the goalie’s stick. It was. It glanced off Lamolinara’s shaft, then into the goal just 57 seconds into the game.For a team that was 8-1 when opposing teams scored first, surrendering the opener to Denver wasn’t crushing. But the way the Pioneers drifted away from their Orange markers was. The way the SU defenders could appear to have Denver trapped, only for the DU attacks to float around or through them, then turn and score when they seemed to be retreating gave Orange fans little comfort. Lamolinara’s slightly porous net-minding didn’t help.“But I settled down, talked to my teammates at halftime and they got my confidence back up,” Lamolinara said. “That’s really what’s great about Syracuse is whenever anybody is having an off day you can count on your brothers to pick you up, and that’s what they did.”And the defense lifted the team. After Chase Carraro burned Steve Ianzito on a wraparound to put Denver up 3-0, Megill huddled his defense and midfield together. He pointed fingers at chests, broke down the Orange’s lack of communication and jogged the group off into a timeout.From there, the Pioneers would score, but the game no longer belonged to them. The DU team that averaged just 12.6 turnovers per game, gave up 17.SU’s metronomic attack chipped away at DU’s lead. Still, with 2:35 remaining, the Orange trailed by one. Syracuse had to chase the game, and without the ball, its dissecting attack couldn’t do it.After Denver came up with another critical faceoff, Carraro crossed through midfield toward SU’s goal to start killing off the game – until Ianzito thundered into his shoulder, sprawling the attack to the ground and giving the Orange the ball. Ianzito, an injured midfielder who was dusted early on, had grown faster and meaner as the game tightened.“For him at the end of the game to still have enough juice left to make a big play like that is a lot of heart,” SU head coach John Desko said.Syracuse equalized on that very possession and got its first lead of the game on the next – the only lead SU’s defense needed.It left Law, with seven seconds left, chucking that last-gasp assist that never was to Adamson. When he needed to most, the Orange defense blocked off the plays Denver had drawn up.It’s why after the final whistle blew, most Denver fans stood several rows back from the Pioneers sideline while the Orange-clad crowd dangled over the walls around Lincoln Financial Field, clamoring for high-fives from their national championship-bound idols.For the same reason, Law could only reflect on how it would feel to take his Denver jersey off for the last time. DU head coach Bill Tierney shook his head at the stat sheet and waxed poetic about perspective while Desko and Marasco could crack jokes about their excess of one-goal wins.At the end of a drama-filled day, it was the SU defense left standing while the Pioneers fell to their knees in despair.Said a teary Law: “They made the plays and we didn’t.” Commentscenter_img Published on May 25, 2013 at 11:41 pm Contact Jacob: jmklinge@syr.edu | @Jacob_Klinger_last_img read more

Roundup

first_imgThe following incidents were reported in the USC Department of Public Safety daily incident log on Wednesday, Feb. 8.Miscellaneous incidentsat 11:01 p.m., DPS officers responded to a female student in Mudd Hall who was suffering from an allergic reaction because of unknown cause. The student’s friend had administered epinephrine to the student before the officers arrived and her symptoms began to subside. An LAFD RA unit was requested and Unit #15 responded. The RA Unit examined the student and transported her to California Hospital for medical treatmentat 5:27 p.m., DPS officers responded to a student who injured his ankle while playing basketball in the Lyon Center. The officers examined the student and transported him to the University Park Health Center for medical treatment.at 2:18 p.m., DPS officers responded to a traffic collision involving four vehicles at the intersection of Jefferson Boulevard and Hoover Street. Multiple LAFD units were at the scene and RA Units #14 and 876 transported an unknown number of injured parties for medical treatment. There was no USC involvement.at 12:45 p.m., a staff member in the Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute said she has been the subject of ongoing harassment by her boyfriend’s ex-girlfriend and it has caused her to fear for her safety.at 8:15 a.m., DPS officers responded to a student who was struck by a vehicle while crossing the street near Adams Street and Portland Boulevard. The student sustained an injury to her leg and she was being examined by LAFD RA Unit #15 when the officers arrived. The student was released at the scene after declining transportation for medical treatment. LAPD officers also responded to conduct a traffic investigation.last_img read more