Tony Adams defends Mesut Ozil over his rant at Alexandre Lacazette after Arsenal’s defeat to Brighton

first_img 1 min. story About Connatix V67539 Read More Coming Next Ozil was seen shouting ‘Laca’ and gesturing angrily as he walked off the pitch (Amazon)Meanwhile, Ljungberg admits his players looked ‘scared’ after a poor performance in the opening half.Arsenal were trailing at the break after Adam Webster opened the scoring for Brighton. Alexandre Lacazette struck an equaliser after Arsenal made a bright start to the second half but the Gunners faded towards the end of the match and Neal Maupay netted the winner with 10 minutes remaining.‘They look very short on confidence,’ Arsenal’s interim manager said after the match.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘In the first half they were scared to get the ball and a bit scored to move, they were just standing still. That’s something we need to talk about.‘They need to have a win, we need to dig out a win and get them some confidence.‘They can do it because they showed it in the beginning of the second half and they did it really well for 20 minutes.‘It’s hard to say that when you lose at home, but they were very good in that little spell.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal PLAY ‘I don’t mind that actually,’ Adams told Premier League productions.‘There’s a little bit of spirit there. I don’t mind that.‘Maybe he should have done it before the game. Before the game take that attitude on to the pitch.‘The game’s gone now, it’s all over.‘If he’d got the frustration out before the game and say ‘I’m really go and run around and do my stuff today’. He’s frustrated, obviously.’ Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Metro Sport ReporterFriday 6 Dec 2019 1:32 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link162Shares Comment Full Screen by Metro Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Read More SPONSORED Read Morecenter_img Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip Ad Skip Advertisement Read More But former Arsenal captain Adams praised Ozil for showing his frustration. / Top articles Mesut Ozil was fuming after Arsenal’s defeat to Brighton (Amazon)Tony Adams has defended Mesut Ozil after the midfielder appeared to launch a rant at Alexandre Lacazette following Arsenal’s defeat to Brighton on Thursday evening.Freddie Ljungberg’s side were beaten 2-1 at the Emirates Stadium, leaving the Swede still searching for his first win since he replaced Unai Emery as interim manager last week.After the full-time whistle following the loss to Brighton, television cameras caught Ozil shouting ‘Laca’ before the midfielder gestured angrily towards Arsenal’s bench.Ozil stormed down the tunnel but continued to look annoyed as he walked past Per Mertesacker, who was standing in the technical area.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT Tony Adams defends Mesut Ozil over his rant at Alexandre Lacazette after Arsenal’s defeat to Brighton Read More 1/1 Advertisement Video Settingslast_img read more

Motorcycle Accident In Batesville On S.R. 46

first_imgBATESVILLE – Police, fire and EMS are on the scene of a motorcycle accident on S.R. 46 and the Pearl Street intersection Tuesday afternoon.It is not initially known if any other vehicles are involved or if the crash resulted in any injuries.Emergency crews were paged out around 4:30 p.m. and the wreck is resulting in traffic tie-ups.Stay tuned to WRBI for new details in this developing story.last_img

Martinez urges Barkley patience

first_img “As long as we give him time and that he can have development in front of him, he will be fine.” Everton had come into Sunday’s match looking to extend a seven-match unbeaten Premier League run and follow on from their win over United. “I was extremely pleased with the performance, in the first half we were magnificent and controlled the game, but if you play that well, you need to reflect it in the scoreline and that is our next step,” Martinez said. “We then showed incredible character after they scored, because it would have been easy to feel sorry for ourselves and the goal was a reward for our performance. “We showed we have gotten over that mental block in going away to those teams who are going to be challenging for the title and are being ourselves, which is a massive step towards where we are trying to get.” Following other results on Saturday, which saw Chelsea lose and Manchester City draw, Arsenal were looking to put clear daylight between themselves and the chasing pack. While it was not a maximum point’s haul, Gunners boss Arsene Wenger was nevertheless pleased to have at least maintained momentum ahead of next week’s Champions League trip to Napoli and then the showdown at Manchester City next weekend. He said: “We played against a very good side, in the end we are a bit disappointed to get caught back with a 1-0 result, but overall it’s still a point.” The Gunners boss was, however, somewhat frustrated by Everton’s physical approach. He continued: “When we got out of the pressure and got into the passing, they stopped us every single time with a foul. To just make a foul without being punished by the referee is a huge advantage because after that you play 10 against 10 in one half again.” Wenger hopes his side can maintain their slender advantage, with the visit of Chelsea set for December 23. “As long as we are five points ahead, you cannot rule ourselves out even with the best desire, so let’s keep that cushion,” he said. “It shows you that it will be a tough Premier League and the consistency in the end will be rewarded. “The consistency for us is down to us to keep this attitude until the end of the season.” Everton signed Deulofeu, 19, on a season-long loan from Barcelona and could look to extend his stay on Merseyside. “He has come a long way,” Martinez said in his post-match press conference. “When he arrived in pre-season, I thought it would take him to around February to get used to his role as a team player and the physicality of the Premier League. “He has surprised me and everyone that he is ready now and wants to help the team. He is incredibly arrogant in the right way, has belief in himself and his finish against Arsenal was exactly what he deserved.” Martinez added: “We have an agreement that it could be extended an extra year as long as the parent club do not need the player.” The Toffees, who had won at Manchester United in midweek, dominated for large spells at the Emirates Stadium, but fell behind to a Mesut Ozil goal on 80 minutes. However, Martinez’s well-drilled side produced an instant response as substitute Gerard Deulofeu, on loan from Barcelona, equalised. Arsenal almost snatched a dramatic victory in stoppage-time when Olivier Giroud’s 25-yard effort struck the woodwork, but Everton deserved to take something back to Merseyside. Barkley was at the heart of Everton’s forward momentum, and was involved in lifting his side for their deserved equaliser. The 20-year-old has already been drafted into Roy Hodgson’s plans for the World Cup, earning three full international caps. Martinez, though, warned against expecting too much too soon from the Liverpool-born Everton academy graduate, whose talents have been compared to that of Paul Gascoigne. He said: “I have never seen an English player with that sort of mentality. Ross has incredible potential, we need to give him time and accept he is not ready yet, that he will take time, but he has absolutely everything to mark a real era in our (English) football. “Roy Hodgson needs to decide what role he wants for Ross, if any, we have to make sure we give him at least another 50 starts to see his evolution. “Any player with talent needs to develop an understanding to know how to be effective, as a country we need to be a little bit more protective about our youngsters, because if we look after him properly he can give us something unique in English football and to the nation. “He is developing an incredible awareness around him and technically he is someone who you could compare against any other nations, the young Brazilians, Dutch or Spanish players, so he has that gift of talent. Everton manager Roberto Martinez called for England to be patient to allow midfielder Ross Barkley to develop into a unique talent for club and country after helping his side earn a 1-1 draw at Barclays Premier League leaders Arsenal. Press Associationlast_img read more

Dwyane Wade to MSD Grads: You Are Strong

first_imgDwyane Wade, recently retired from the Miami Heat, made a surprise appearance at Sunday’s graduation ceremony at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.Wade, who stepped away from basketball two months ago, has previously shown support to the school in the aftermath of last year’s shooting there.He made another surprise visit to the campus shortly after the massacre, using that occasion to recognize one of the victims, 17-year-old Joaquin “Guac” Oliver, whose favorite basketball player was Wade. Oliver was buried in a Dwyane Wade Heat jersey.The basketball legend explained to the graduates and audience that despite growing up in a rough neighborhood and experiencing professional success, he felt unqualified to help in the days following the massacre because he had not been through such an event.He told the Class of 2019 that in contrast to that, they are a strong group, having pushed through the situation to arrive at this point.last_img read more

Marcellus girls tennis defeats Westhill, Phoenix

first_imgOtherwise, WG controlled most of the contests, including a pair of shutouts by the doubles teams of Angelina Llanos-Katie Viau and Madelyn Chuff-Isabelle Wells. Alyssa Congel and Margaret Mello won 10-3 over Delaney Carroll and Hannah Johnston.After that, Westhill lost, 7-0, to Christian Brothers Academy last Monday, with the closest match in doubles, where Sophie Langdon and Grace Lesselroth fell to Grace Catalano and Maddie Tallman 6-4, 6-3.Then WG returned to SCAC Metro division action and beat Cicero-North Syracuse 6-1 last Tuesday, sweeping all four doubles matches, the closest when Wells and Olivia Grome went three sets to beat Sandy Lin and Lauren Misco 6-0, 6-7, 10-7. Allen lost in singles, but Viau rolled past Krista Feeney 6-1, 6-4 and Llanos had a 6-2, 6-1 win over Cambrie Hibbard.A big Friday match pitted WG against Baldwinsville, but like their Sept. 3 encounter the Wildcats lost, 5-2, both points coming from straight-set doubles victories by Llanos-Viau and Chuff-Wells. Congel, Allen and Lowry all dropped their singles matches.Skaneateles offered a stiff challenge to undefeated Christian Brothers Academy last Tuesday afternoon, but fell two sets shorts of upending the Brothers as the Lakers took a 5-2 defeat.A singles point was earned by Lily Miller when she beat Ellie Mancini 6-2, 6-0. And in doubles, Ella Danforth and Emma Miller rallied for a thrilling 3-6, 6-4, 7-5 win over Grace Catalano and Grace DelPino.With Kenna Ellis and Isabella Kroon falling in singles, the doubles matches proved pivotal. In three sets, Sofia Capozza and Sophia Soderberg lost to Lily Geneocco and Maddie Tallman 6-2, 4-6, 6-2 as Rachel Hackler and Kelsey Rutledge also went to three sets, taking a 6-4, 2-6, 10-7 defeat to Sophie Schultz and Schutie Zirath.Quickly rebounding, Skaneateles shut out Mexico 7-0 on Thursday, but it wasn’t that easy. Kroon had to come from behind in singles to beat the Tigers’ Juliana Smith  3-6, 6-1, 6-2, with Meg Benedict and Olivia Walker having to do the same in doubles to get a 5-7, 6-2, 10-2 win over Amita Druce and Shelby Schumacher.Jordan-Elbridge could not get a point from Chittenango in a 7-0 defeat last Tuesday, Anisa Bort in the closest of the seven matches for the Eagles as she lost, 7-5, 6-1, to the Bears’ Anna Rooney.But the Eagles turned it around on Thursday, defeating Homer 4-3 as Bort got the only singles point J-E needed when she beat Marlena Kruman 7-6, 6-3.In doubles, Delaney Dunham  and Meghan Whalen won 6-4, 6-2 over Sienna Haskins and Allison Thompson. Lexi Delfavero an d Maddie Green won 6-1, 6-2 over Brynne Peck and Abby McLaughlin as Gabrielle Skotinski and Katelyn Precourt handled Charlote Wallis and Natalie Brown 6-0, 6-0.J-E won again over Phoenix 4-3 on Friday by concentrating on doubles. The teams of Bort-Whalen, Delfavero-Green, Precourt-Skotinski and Skylar Crysler-Hayley Holland each won in straight sets as Maria LaFleur, in singles, lost, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3, to Katelyn Carbonaro.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Just as it had done throughout September, the Marcellus girls tennis team relied on its consistency and depth to turn back challenges from OHSL Liberty division foes.And that included the Mustangs’ neighbors as it faced Westhill last Wednesday afternoon and roared to a 7-0 victory over the Warriors.Danielle Copp set the tone in singles with a 6-0, 6-0 romp over Katie Hagrman. Kathleen DeMarle nearly did the same beating Mikayla Carroll 6-0, 6-1, while Sophia Shaw got through a first-set tie-breaker to beat Sophie Langdon 7-6, 6-1. In doubles, Casey Conklin and Maddie Vetsch had the closest of the four matches, working past Isabel Dickinson-Cominolli and Kaley Richmond 6-3, 6-4. The Mustangs’ teams of Elaina Mahoney-Megan Mitchell, Kaitlyn Kemp-Morgan Walsh and Bella Clarke-Isabella Demeis dropped just four games in six combined sets.Marcellus won 6-1, over Phoenix last Monday afternoon, with Marsh beating Mia Graham 6-2, 6-0 and Shaw handling Katelyn Carbonaro 6-4, 6-2. Another doubles sweep involved just seven dropped games.West Genesee went head-to-head with Westhill on Sept. 13, and the Wildcats won 7-0 in single-set matches, including singles classics where Sophia Lowry edged Sophia Frost 11-10 and Angelina Allen beat Katie Hagrman by that same score.center_img Tags: girls tennisJ-EMarcellusskaneatelesWest Geneseelast_img read more

Marcellus volleyball edges Solvay in five sets

first_imgIn the best local girls volleyball match last week, Marcellus battled with Solvay Thursday into a fifth sets before the Mustangs were able to subdue the Bearcats.Solvay claimed the opener 25-16, then Marcellus dominated the second set 25-8. Another split followed, with the two sides exchanging 25-18 wins before a final set where the Bearcats hung close, but the Mustangs pulled it out 25-21.Bronte Stahl finished with 10 kills, 11 assists and five digs to pace Marcellus. Elaine Grattan had eight kills and seven digs. Jenna Mattison had 12 assists, with Evelyn Webster getting 18 digs as Anna Fern gained six kills and three blocks. Before this, the Mustangs rolled past Mexico 25-9, 25-13, 25-20 last Tuesday, with Stahl earning four aces, four kills and eight assists. Mattison also had four aces to go with 12 assists as Webster had 11 digs.Solvay swept Phoenix 25-16, 25-19, 25-16 that same night, with Sophia Guadganolo getting 10 assists and seven aces. Emily Britton added four aces as Anastasia LaFlair got four kills and Jordan Bamba had eight digs.Skaneateles continued its solid season in last Tuesday’s trip to Altmar-Parish-Williamstown, where the Lakers tore past the Rebels 25-7, 25-11, 25-20. Maeve Canty set the tone with six aces, earned nine kills and got two blocks and five digs, too. Lily Delasin had 13 assists as Grace Congel also got six aces, with Emma Keady earning five digs and Stella Zang earning three kills.Moving to 12-1 on the season Thursday night, the Lakers hosted Jordan-Elbridge. After dropping the first set 25-16, the Eagles won the second set 25-21 before Skaneateles claimed the third set 25-14.J-E was two points from forcing a final set before the Lakers won the fourth 26-24 to escape, having seen Maeve Canty gain 23 kills, six aces and 11 digs as Emma Miller finished with seven aces and nine digs.Strong on defense, the Eagles got 18 digs from Elizabeth Bartoszewski and Ranait McGuire, with Ashlee Eaton getting 15 digs as Sarah Lane had 10 assists and Eaton produced four killsFresh off a Bronze division title at the Sept. 28 Baldwinsville Fall Swing Tournament, Westhill returned to the OHSL Liberty division and claimed a pair of matches in straight sets.Of the two, the second was supposed to be a lot tougher, the Warriors challenged by 10-2 Homer last Thursday night, but the Warriors never let the Trojans get too close, prevailing in three sets 25-17, 25-18, 25-20.Sara Galante earned 16 kills, 12 digs, three blocks and two aces. Kate Heinrich added eight kills as Sarah Schwartz got 26 assists and three aces, while Gianna Militi, in addition to her 13 digs, earned five aces. Jaida Welch had seven digs and four aces.Prior to that, Westhill swept past Oswego 25-15, 25-15, 25-20 last Monday as Schwartz earned 23 assists, while Militi had 14 digs and five aces. Galante got 10 kills, with Heinrich and Grace O’Connell earning four kills apiece.Earlier in the week, J-E met Living Word Academy and it went to five sets. The Eagles were handled 25-15 and 25-12 in the first two sets,but fought back to win the next two sets 25-18 and 25-16.And J-E nearly completed the comeback before the Lions held them off 25-23 in the final set. Still, McGuire earned seven kills, with Lane getting 12 assists and Bartoszewski getting eight digs. Paige Lane served up six aces.A day later, the Eagles fell in three sets to Cazenovia 25-11, 25-17, 25-22, with Bartoszewski earning 15 digs and Paige Lane eight digs as Eaton got four kills and five digs. Sarah Lane had five aces and five kills.West Genesee got a 25-12, 25-20, 25-12 victory over Nottingham last Tuesday. Anna Snyder and Margaret Clancy both earned five aces, Clancy adding 12 assists and five digs. Julia Quirk had nine kills, while Isabella Allen gained seven kills and Mia Lamanna five kills.Two nights later, WG was close in both of the first two sets against Cicero-North Syracuse, but still lost 25-22, 25-23, 25-19 to the Northstars.Allen had eight kills, with Phoebe Anderson getting seven kills. Snyder produced 16 assists and eight digs, with Allen getting 11 digs and Megan Winn finishing with 10 digs.Bishop Ludden got swept last Tuesday by LaFayette in three sets. Jasmine Cuffee earned 10 digs and Kate Ruddy added 10 assists as Megan Virkler got seven kills and Jayden Burney earned five kills.But the Gaelic Knights turned around Thursday and earned a 26-24, 26-24, 25-21 win over Syracuse Academy of Science, claiming all of the tough points as Virkler got 11 kills and Burney added six kills. Ruddy earned 24 assists.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story center_img Tags: J-EMarcellusSolvayvolleyballWest GeneseeWesthilllast_img read more

UPDATED: LAPD investigating shooting near USC

first_imgA non-USC male was shot in the stomach by a drive-by shooter near the corner of 29th and Hoover Streets early Saturday morning.Students report hearing several gunshots around 12:30 a.m. — most students said they heard between four and six shots. Dept. of Public Safety and LAPD officers responded to the scene, and helicopters began circling the USC area around that time.Brandon Hui | Daily TrojanCity News Service initially reported the shooting took place at or near 1138 W. 29th St. and that the victim, a man in his 20s, had been at a party at USC student housing. DPS Capt. David Carlisle, however, later confirmed that there was no USC involvement at all.Carlisle said the victim, identified by LAPD as a black male, was shot near 1162 W. 29th St., then ran to near 1138 W. 29th St. before collapsing on the ground. Regent Apartments, a USC housing complex, is located at 1138 W. 29th St. There was blood on the sidewalk near that location after the shooting.Louis Wright, a resident of 1162 W. 29th St., confirmed there was a party being held at the house at the time of the incident.Wright also assisted in turning several individuals away from the party in the minutes leading up to the shooting.“There was a party going on and people couldn’t get in because they were too intoxicated,” Wright said. “We turned them away, and then there were some shots.”Jacob Copman, a sophomore majoring in international relations and chemical engineering who was on the corner of 29th and Orchard Avenue at the time of the shooting, said he heard six gunshots and saw six LAPD officers rush to the scene almost immediately.Brandon Hui | Daily TrojanStudents who were at a nearby party on 29th said they had heard an argument happening outside just before they heard the gunshots.Erica Dolcini, a senior majoring in policy, planning and development, said the argument prompted her and others at the party to call DPS, and while they were on the phone with DPS they heard the sound of shots being fired.“It’s kind of terrifying because it’s one of those moments where you just don’t know how quickly they were going to respond,” Dolcini said, adding that everyone in the house moved away from the windows as soon as they heard the gunshots.Andrew Joncich, a sophomore majoring in mechanical engineering who was in the same house as Dolcini, said he heard four or five shots go off “in quick succession.”DPS said they refrained from issuing a Trojans Alert early Saturday morning because there was no USC involvement in the incident.“It appears that someone was specifically targeted, and at this point it didn’t appear that anyone from USC would have been an intended target, which is why the Trojan Alert didn’t go out,” Carlisle said. “It was not considered to be an ongoing threat.”Brandon Hui | Daily TrojanOfficers at the scene said the victim was transported to the hospital and is in stable condition, according to an LAPD spokesperson.Most officers had left the scene by about 1:30 a.m.ATVN reports some students said the gunshots sounded similar to the sound of a cap gun.An LAPD spokesperson said police are searching for four black males. The incident has been classified as non-gang related.last_img read more

NFL to bring big changes for USC

first_imgSundays on and around USC’s campus are typically regarded as tranquil, but things are about to drastically change over the next few years.After a 21-year hiatus, the NFL is finally returning to Los Angeles following Tuesday’s vote by owners to move the Rams from St. Louis back home to the city of Angels. The final approval also gave the San Diego Chargers the option to make the move to L.A. and share the new Inglewood stadium, a $2 billion-plus project that is expected to be ready to use by 2019, with the Rams.In the meantime, all signs point to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum serving as the temporary home of at least one of these teams, almost certainly the Rams, for the next couple of years before their permanent home is completed.The Coliseum, which is managed and operated by USC, is scheduled to go through a proposed $270 million in upgrades expected to begin at the start of the 2017 season and would financially benefit from hosting an NFL team or two in order to fund those renovations.According to Athletic Director Pat Haden, who quarterbacked the Rams back in the late 1970s, USC’s lease with the Coliseum Commission would need to be amended in order to approve a second team because the current lease only allows one NFL team to play in the Coliseum at any given time.The Coliseum has forever served as the host for the USC football team on Saturdays and occasional Thursdays, and has not been the home to a professional team since 1994.Nonetheless, USC’s campus, which is less than a half mile south of the Coliseum, needs to get ready for the storm that is going to hit on Sundays beginning in September 2016.Stadium noise, traffic and tens of thousands of people in the surrounding area are just a few of the inconveniences that will likely take their toll on USC students trying to circumvent campus on NFL game days.These types of logistical challenges are going to be present regardless of where the team(s) play in L.A., but in this case, it’s going to directly impact student life at USC in the fall.While most students set aside their academics for USC home games and renowned tailgates on campus, Sundays are a whole different animal.At least for the time that I’ve attended USC, many students have typically used Sundays as a day to catch up on their studies, whether it be individually or by meeting with fellow students on campus to collaborate.Yes, students now have the option of rolling out of bed, walking less than a mile and getting a double dose of football in person on some weekends, but it could potentially be disruptive to others who have different priorities.Though it’s just temporary, the Coliseum very well might be the closest NFL-College Football shared stadium to a college campus so it’s just important that steps are taken to address any possible issues concerning the community that may arise. That’s because for USC, the pros absolutely outweigh the cons in the Coliseum functioning as a temporary home site.Angelenos have been waiting more than two decades to see professional football return to their city and it’s USC that is going to have the honor of putting its stamp on the initial stages of what’s just the beginning of a new era for the NFL in L.A. It doesn’t hurt at all that USC Athletics will also be bringing in a little extra cash to help finance the new look of the Coliseum.I will have already graduated by the time fans start to head down to Exposition Park to watch the Rams and perhaps, the Chargers, play at the Coliseum, but I’m hoping that USC takes measures to ensure that the big business that the NFL carries along with it doesn’t undermine the undergraduate experience for students.Darian Nourian is a senior majoring in print and digital journalism. His column, “Persian Persuasion,” runs every other Thursday.last_img read more

Outside linebackers show early promise

first_imgWith just over two weeks remaining until the annual Spring Game at the Coliseum, the football team took to Howard Jones Field Thursday for another spring ball practice. After Thursday’s practice (the Trojans’ eighth of the spring), USC has now passed the midway point of spring football workouts.The defense put up a strong performance, as it generated several turnovers during both red zone and 7-on-7 drills. SETTING THE EDGELast season, junior outside linebacker Uchenna Nwosu and sophomore outside linebacker Porter Gustin crashed the edges defensively for USC. The pair of edge rushers were a force for the Trojans in 2016, and they are striving to wreak even more havoc on opposing offenses in 2017. “I think [Nwosu and I] are looking great,” said Gustin, who led USC with 13 tackles for a loss last season. “We’ve played a lot of games together, and I think we’re getting even more comfortable to start off the spring.”Gustin, who sat out several practices to open up the spring due to hand surgery, noted that his hand has recovered well. He reported that he is “pleasantly surprised that it is not even aching a little bit.”Nwosu, who had three sacks in 2016, has adopted a leadership role with the USC defense entering his senior season. “I didn’t realize how great of a leader he’d be for us,” head coach Clay Helton said. “You can really feel him coming on as the ‘lead-dog’ for our defense.”Nwosu displayed an ability to break into the offensive backfield on multiple occasions this spring. Standing at 6-foot-3 and weighing in at nearly 240 pounds, Nwosu provides a dangerous mix of speed and size for offensive tackles as he rushes the edges. BEYOND THEIR YEARSOne of the standouts from USC’s team scrimmage this past Saturday was freshman defensive tackle and early enrollee Marlon Tuipulotu. During the scrimmage, Tuipulotu received a healthy dosage of plays with the first-string defense. He delivered by doing a consistent job of congesting the line of scrimmage and shutting up running lanes. The first-team reps have kept coming for Tuipulotu over the past week of practice. In addition to Tuipulotu, Helton has also been impressed by another early enrollee, freshman lineman Andrew Vorhees. He has made a solid impression so far, practicing at the tackle slot for the Trojans this spring. The coaches will look to try out Vorhees at the guard position as well this spring, according to Helton. “I did not anticipate [Tuipulotu and Vorhees] to be so far advanced at this age,” Helton said. “[They] should both be in high school right now. Both kids are doing a good job.”SCRIMMAGE POSTPONEDThe Trojans’ scrimmage, which was scheduled to take place this Saturday, will be delayed until the following weekend on April 8. This is due to the amount of injuries which some of USC’s priority players are currently battling. Helton hopes that giving these players another week will allow them to participate in the scrimmage next Saturday. Some players who did not participate in Thursday’s practice due to injury included redshirt junior center Nico Falah, sophomore linebacker Cameron Smith and sophomore running back Ronald Jones II.The team will hold its next full-pad practice this Saturday at Howard Jones Field. The practice is open to the public and will begin at 10 a.m.last_img read more

Barcelona have no chance against Bayern, says Magath

first_imgFormer Bayern Munich coach Felix Magath has claimed that Barcelona “have no chance” against his old club when they meet in the Champions League semi-finals.The Bavarians have beaten the likes of Arsenal and Juventus en route to the last four and the ex-Schalke boss believes they have the edge of the Blaugrana.“At the moment, Bayern Munich are the best team in Europe,” the 59-year-old told Liga Total.“I assume that Barcelona, with their current form, have no chance against Bayern!”The first leg takes place at the Allianz Arena on April 23, with the two sides meeting at Camp Nou eight days later.last_img read more