Fabianski ‘has nothing to prove’

first_img Press Association But the Swansea goalkeeper knows enough about Wenger’s burning will to win after seven seasons at Arsenal to have warned his team-mates to expect a backlash after the Gunners’ Champions League collapse against Anderlecht in midweek. Asked how Gunners boss Wenger would react to Arsenal throwing away a three-goal lead at home to draw 3-3 against the Belgian champions, Fabianski replied: “I don’t know.” The Pole then broke into a big smile, saying: “Maybe I do. He won’t be happy. “They have a good team, strong squad and very good offensive players and I’m sure the game on Sunday will be an opportunity to bounce back from the Anderlecht result. “It will make them motivated for our game.” Fabianski joined Arsenal from Polish club Legia Warsaw in 2007 but he made only 31 league starts for the Gunners before heading to south Wales in the summer. The 29-year-old Poland international said Wenger wanted him to extend his Arsenal career but his mind was made up even before he played his part in the club’s first trophy success for nine years, the FA Cup final victory over Hull. “I don’t have to prove anything to Arsenal or the manager,” Fabianski said. “It was my decision to leave the club and I finished in a good way so we’ve all got massive respect towards each other. “When I was coming to the end of my contract there were more intense conversations more often between me and the manager. “But I had decided to leave and he really respected my decision.” Meanwhile, Arsenal will welcome midfielder Jack Wilshere back from illness. The England midfielder sat out the win against Burnley and Tuesday night’s Champions League draw with Anderlecht but Wenger has confirmed he is now fit to return. Mikel Arteta has been ruled out after picking up a hamstring injury against the Belgians but Wenger insisted Theo Walcott is fit enough to start if he is selected following his first appearance since January as a substitute last weekend. Laurent Koscielny (Achilles), Mesut Ozil (knee), Olivier Giroud (foot), Yaya Sanogo (hamstring), Mathieu Debuchy (ankle), David Ospina (thigh) and Abou Diaby (calf) are all missing. Wenger has warned Arsenal and England fans that they will have to wait until the new year to see the best of Walcott. The 25-year-old is in line to make his first start since suffering a cruciate knee ligament injury on January 4 when the Gunners travel to Swansea. Walcott made his comeback from the bench in last weekend’s win over Burnley and has been included in Roy Hodgson’s England squad for the European Championship qualifier against Slovenia and the friendly in Scotland. Although Wenger said he was pleased that Walcott was linking up with the national team in the hope of him getting more competitive minutes, the Arsenal boss believes the former Southampton youngster is still some way from being back to his peak. “It takes two months,” he said when asked how long it will take Walcott to get back to his best. “Once you’re back in full training, you count two months. Of course, people think you’re back and you play but it’s not like that. Ten months is a long time in top-level football. “(You lose) the sharpness, the speed. At the top level, it’s a fraction of a second that makes the decisions. And to find the confidence to get away from people. “You’re nearly there but you’re not there and for a while you think, ‘will that ever come back?’ And suddenly yes, it’s there again. But it takes time to get that fraction of pace. “You need to go back into contact. He will go with England and get what he needs to. He will get competitive training every day and get back into games. “At the moment we go from recovery to recovery. He works hard, but maybe he can play against Scotland and gain a lot from that.” Lukasz Fabianski insists he has nothing to prove to Arsene Wenger when he comes up against former club Arsenal for the first time on Sunday.last_img read more

Arnautovic rescues late Stoke point

first_img Press Association Marko Arnautovic’s dramatic stoppage-time equaliser earned Stoke a 1-1 Barclays Premier League draw at West Ham. The hosts looked to have done enough to battle to victory after taking an early lead through a superb free-kick by full-back Aaron Creswell. However, after seeing two efforts from Arnautovic’s ruled out for offside and a header by substitute Mame Diouf hit the post, the visitors snatched a point deep into five minutes of stoppage time when the Austrian forward crashed the ball into the far corner. Jonathan Walters cut in from the left and slid a low shot towards the near post, the ball ending up in the side netting. After 43 minutes, Stoke forward Victor Moses, on loan from Chelsea, latched onto a loose ball and fired just wide from the edge of the area, but he fell awkwardly in the challenge and hobbled off with what looked like a knee problem. Senegal striker Mame Diouf came on. In stoppage time, West Ham broke quickly through Valencia down the right, but Kouyate dragged his shot wide after being played into the Stoke penalty box. Stoke had to make another change just a few minutes into the second half as full-back Marc Wilson went off, with what looked like a groin problem, to be replaced by Erik Pieters. Walters continued to offer an outlet, and floated a 25-yard effort just over. West Ham had gone a bit flat, and manager Sam Allardyce looked to freshen up the attack as Carlton Cole replaced Diafra Sakho before – on 67 minutes – defensive midfielder Alex Song was substituted for Kevin Nolan. Arnautovic thought he had levelled when collecting a long pass into the area and slotting past Adrian, only for the offside flag to be raised. At the other end, Kouyate’s angled drive was pushed behind. Stoke went close again on 80 minutes as a header from Diouf crashed back off the inside of the post, bounced across goal and clear. Cole nodded his header down and wide at the far post as the Hammers looked to close out victory. Arnautovic thought he had equalised again when converting a cross from Steven Ireland, but again the assistant’s flag was up quickly. However, Stoke were not to be denied as Arnautovic surged forwards, held off the defender at the right edge of the penalty area, before slamming the ball low into the bottom right corner for a share of the spoils. The Irons had made a flying start as Creswell’s superbly struck free-kick gave them the lead after seven minutes. Enner Valencia, back in the side having recovered from a toe injury, was brought down by Glenn Whelan some 25 yards out. Mark Noble shaped to take the free-kick, but ran over it to instead allow left-back Creswell to strike the dead ball, which flew up over the wall and past Stoke goalkeeper Asmir Begovic into the top right corner. The early goal had rattled Stoke, looking to move above West Ham into the top 10, as Valencia and Cheikhou Kouyate looked to stretch the visitors defence. Begovic, who is out of contract in the summer and yet to agree a new deal, got down quickly to smother a low shot from Senegal midfielder Kouyate. There were plenty of hefty challenges flying in, with the patience of referee Roger East eventually running out on 21 minutes when James Collins clattered into Whelan on the far touchline, and was cautioned. When Stoke did build a spell of possession, the final delivery into the West Ham penalty area was poor. Stoke midfielder Charlie Adam, who netted a spectacular goal at Chelsea from his own half last weekend, sent an ambitious 30-yard free-kick high into the Bobby Moore Stand. last_img read more

Indian Premier League IPL 2019: Sunrisers Hyderabad inflict 118-run humiliation on Royal Challengers Bangalore

first_imgWarner matched Bairstow stroke for stroke as both batsmen notched up their milestones. Bairstow reached his maiden ton and the partnership between the duo helped Sunrisers Hyderabad go past 200. In the final over of the innings, Warner reached his landmark with a boundary. In the process, both Warner and Bairstow reached a special mark.Both scoring tonsWarner and Bairstow became the fourth duo after Kevin O’Brien and Hamish Marshall, Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers, Alex Hales and Rilee Rossouw to hit centuries in the same innings. O’Brien and Marshall achieved the feat against Middlesex in Uxbridge in 2011 while Kohli and de Villiers smashed centuries in the IPL clash in 2016 between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Gujarat Lions. Roussouw and Hales smashed centuries for Rangpur Riders against Chittagong Kings in the recent Bangladesh Premier League.The partnership of 185 between Warner and Bairstow was not only the highest for Sunrisers Hyderabad, but it was also the highest opening stand in the history of the Indian Premier League. The stand broke the previous record of 184 set by Chris Lynn and Gautam Gambhir against Gujarat Lions in 2017 in Rajkot. The efforts helped Sunrisers Hyderabad reach 231/2, their highest score in the history of the IPL and the second-highest against Royal Challengers Bangalore, falling behind the mark of 232 set by Kings XI Punjab in Dharamsala in 2011. Overall, this was the 10th highest score by a team in the IPL.Nabi blows away RCBChasing 232, Royal Challengers Bangalore needed a solid start but Mohammad Nabi had other ideas. Parthiv Patel (11), Shimron Hetmyer (9) and AB de Villiers (1) fell in a manic passage of three overs. When Virat Kohli (3) drove Sandeep Sharma to extra cover and Shivam Dube fell cheaply to Nabi again, the game was up. Nabi’s spell of 4/11 had broken the back of the Royal Challengers Bangalore attack and they only delayed the inevitable.Prayas Ray Barman and Colin de Grandhomme shared a solid fifty-plus stand but with the game drifting away, Sunrisers Hyderabad bid their time and took the remaining wickets in clinical fashion as Royal Challengers Bangalore lost their third straight game and stayed at the bottom. After the match, Kohli described this “as the worst loss ever.” With this loss, it looks like it will be the same old story for Royal Challengers Bangalore in yet another IPL edition. highlights For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. This was the third straight loss for Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2019.Jonny Bairstow scored his maiden ton.David Warner scored his fourth ton and Sunrisers Hyderabad registered their fourth game. New Delhi: Virat Kohli won the toss and inserted Sunrisers Hyderabad into bat at the Rajiv Gandhi International stadium. That was the only thing Kohli won in a contest that was dominated by Sunrisers Hyderabad. Jonny Bairstow (114) struck his maiden ton, David Warner notched up his fourth ton and their 185-run record opening partnership laid the base for Sunrisers Hyderabad’s highest score in IPL of 231/2. With Warner and Bairstow having decimated Royal Challengers Bangalore with the bat, Mohammad Nabi ran through the batting order with 4/11 as Royal Challengers Bangalore were bowled out for 113, losing the match by 118 runs and losing by one run alone to Bairstow’s bat in the IPL 2019 encounter on Sunday.On a barren pitch at Uppal, The opening over of the Sunrisers Hyderabad innings set the tone for the match with both Warner and Bairstow hammering 12 runs in the first over bowled by Moeen Ali. Both batsmen found the boundaries at regular intervals and in the powerplay, Sunrisers Hyderabad had reached 59/0. After the end of the first powerplay, both batsmen maintained the aggressive tempo and Royal Challengers Bangalore wilted under the pressure. Bairstow started the carnage by hammering a six and two fours off 16-year-old debutant Prayas Ray Barman and in the next over bowled by Colin de Grandhomme, the England player blasted two more sixes.last_img read more

WBB : SU makes adjustment, improves rebounding in 2nd half

first_imgCarmen Tyson-Thomas leaned forward in her chair to urge her Syracuse teammates to grab the next rebound and box out. Tyson-Thomas watched as Long Beach State’s Lauren Spargo corralled a missed layup and tipped the ball back out to reset the 49ers offense.While the new possession began, Tyson-Thomas threw her arm out in frustration and settled back into her seat on the bench.Spargo’s offensive rebound was one of 13 for Long Beach State in the first half, courtesy of missed box out assignments by the Orange.‘We weren’t in the right place,’ Tyson-Thomas said. ‘And they were going after the ball pretty hard. So we have to just know our rebounding areas and get better box outs.’Syracuse’s trouble on the glass was a glaring area that needed to be improved at halftime. Despite building a 22-point lead through 20 minutes, the Orange (1-0) had only managed four points off second-chance opportunities and finished the half tied with Long Beach State (1-1) with 25 rebounds. SU came out more aggressive on both ends of the floor in the second half to outrebound the 49ers by 21 overall en route to an 81-42 victory Sunday in the Carrier Dome.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFor a team that led the nation in rebounding margin last season, it was an uncharacteristic performance in the first half.SU head coach Quentin Hillsman said that the first-half struggle in rebounding was the result of the team’s focus on its new pressure defense. The press allowed Long Beach State to take quick shots before the defense could get set, leaving the paint open for the 49ers to get rebounds.Hillsman also said Long Beach State’s aggressive 1-3-1 trapping scheme affected how the Orange played. The 49ers’ defensive pressure forced the Orange to extend its offense out further, with center Kayla Alexander playing in a mid-post area so it couldn’t get its inside game established.‘So I think the defense made us kind of spread out and not play like we normally play deep in on the blocks,’ Hillsman said. ‘ … I thought that could have contributed to us not really getting to the glass enough in the first half.’Hillsman was sure to remind his team that the 49ers grabbed four more offensive rebounds than the Orange at the break.Alexander, who only had one rebound in the first half, said that reminder changed the team’s mentality coming out for the second half.The new attitude was on display early as Tyson-Thomas pulled in an offensive rebound off a missed jump shot from the corner by La’Shay Taft. Tyson-Thomas gathered herself and went up to finish the layup 37 seconds into the half.Alexander followed on the next possession with an offensive rebound and putback off her own missed layup.‘We wanted to clean up more rebounding,’ Tyson-Thomas said. ‘We figured they had more of an edge on the offensive glass, so we went after it more in the second half.’By the end of the game, Syracuse’s increased intensity on the glass showed.The Orange scored 15 second-chance points and grabbed 17 offensive rebounds in the second half. SU also kept Long Beach State in check, holding it to six offensive rebounds and one second-chance point after halftime.Shakeya Leary grabbed a team-high 13 rebounds. Elashier Hall finished with 11, Alexander had nine rebounds and Tyson-Thomas had eight to lead the way for the Orange.Hall, who scored a game-high 20 points, was active on the offensive glass the whole game. Perhaps her most impressive play came with 14:39 remaining in the second half and Iasia Hemingway at the foul line.After making her first free throw, Hemingway missed her second off the rim. Hall swooped in from the left side of the paint and was fouled as she went up for a layup, getting knocked to the baseline under the basket.That prompted an excited fist pump from Hemingway, and she and her teammates rushed over to help Hall up. She went to the line and drilled both free throws to push Syracuse’s lead to 25.The Orange coasted to a blowout win in the second half and regained its aggressive mentality in rebounding that defined last year’s team.‘I think that’s something that we’ve always done,’ Hall said. ‘Since my freshman year, we’ve always led the country in rebounding (sic), so that was just our mindset not to fall back on things that we’ve been good at in the past.’rjgery@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 13, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Ryne: rjgery@syr.educenter_img Commentslast_img read more

The Right Way to Use ATMs, Debit, and Credit Cards Overseas

first_imgPile of credit cards on table, closeup MIAMI, Florida – Not all ATMs, debit cards, and credit cards are alike, and the wrong ones can cost travelers a lot in extra fees and poor exchange rates. But, according to a new “Savvy Retiree” report from International Living, when used with a smart strategy in place, these banking tools can help make an overseas trip smooth and good value.Source: Internationalliving.com“Not all ATM systems and debit and credit cards are created equal,” says Dan Prescher, senior editor with International Living. “Get a debit or credit card from any-old bank, and you may pay much higher fees than you need to. Choose the wrong ATM when you’re on the road and you could pay sky-high foreign-exchange rates. But armed with a few key guidelines, it’s easy to ensure you’re keeping your banking costs to a minimum—so you can spend your money on more entertaining things.”A recent “Savvy Retiree” report from International Living outlines the ways travelers can make smart use of their debit and credit cards and choose the right ATMs. Here are three cost-saving tips:Seek out bank ATMs.First, not all ATMs are alike. One example is Euronet, whose machines are ubiquitous across Europe. They pop up in hotels, airports, souvenir shops, convenience stores, and on any street where tourists are commonplace. But they can be more costly than other ATMs in several ways.First, when a debit card is used from any country other than where the machine is, these ATMs are programmed to initially offer uncommonly large withdrawal amounts.In Prague, for example, these machines offer withdrawal amounts between 10,000 and 20,000 Czechia crowns. In dollar terms, that’s the equivalent of $440 and $880. The reason these ATMs are programmed this way is that Euronet offers very high exchange rates compared to the official daily rate that banks use. The more dollars — and the higher the spread between the official exchange rate and the Euronet rate, the better for Euronet, and the worse for the cardholder.The better strategy: find ATMs belonging to local banks. Exchange rates will be the same or much closer to official daily rates.If the only ATM around is a Euronet or other non-bank ATM, select “Different Amount” if the quantities offered on-screen are excessively high. Withdraw as little as possible to get by until a real bank ATM is located.Don’t convert funds at an ATM.Even with bank ATMs, there’s a strategy to prevent extra charges: Reject the currency conversion option often shown on the screen.The option to convert currency typically uses a higher exchange rate. The option to “accept without conversion” will yield an exchange rate closer to the actual daily rate.Always pay in the local currency.With credit cards, the strategy is to always choose the local currency option when given a choice.For instance, in a Czechia restaurant or supermarket, the card-reader typically displays a message: CZK or EUR. This machine is offering the choice to select the “cancel” button to pay in Czechia crowns or the “enter” button to pay in euros. Choosing “cancel” selects the local currency, the credit or debit card company handles the currency conversion at or near the official exchange rate. Select the option for euros or dollars, and the merchant does the currency conversion…again, usually at a higher rate.Choose a credit card with no foreign transaction fees.Finally, get a credit card that changes no foreign transaction fees.Credit cards that charge foreign-transaction fees typically add an extra 3% upcharge to each transaction.With the average cost of a four-day, international vacation around $3,500 per person,  consider what this might amount to if charged on a card that adds 3% worth of hidden charges on every purchase. With that example, you’d pay more than $100 per person extra in fees!Lots of cards today are available without foreign-transaction fees. Make sure you read the fine print to ensure yours is one of them.last_img read more

Chicago Cubs rough up LA Dodgers rookie Julio Urias in 7-2 win

first_imgCHICAGO >> Throwing to a new catcher didn’t matter. Wearing a new number on the back of his jersey didn’t matter. A different media market in a different time zone, even the absence of his family in the bleachers — nothing Thursday could alter the fact that Julio Urias is simply not ready to be a major league pitcher.The cold truth played out on a warm day before 37,422 at Wrigley Field, as the Dodgers lost 7-2 to the Chicago Cubs. The Cubs improved on baseball’s best record (37-15) by winning three of four games in the series, while the Dodgers (28-27) return home having won three and lost four on a seven-game road trip.Urias kicked off the trip Friday by failing to complete three innings against the New York Mets. He ended it with his first major league loss.For the Dodgers, the decision to give their top prospect a second chance presented a bit of a Catch-22: The only way anyone could know whether Urias would rebound in his second start was to give him a second start. When Urias was replaced by a pinch hitter in the sixth inning, the Dodgers trailed 6-1. After two starts, his ERA stands at 9.39. “Julio’s going to be just fine,” Roberts said reassuringly. “He’s going to be better.” It’s usually safe to bet on baseball’s top pitching prospect approaching his potential.In the moment, though, this trip forced the Dodgers to grapple with Urias’ learning curve while simultaneously measuring their championship hopes against two of baseball’s best teams. The Mets are the defending National League champions. The Cubs are the presumptive favorites this year. Of greater concern than Urias: The Dodgers scratched only eight runs and 16 hits over four games in Chicago.“Their starting pitching — you win with starting pitching and they’ve got it,” Roberts said of the Cubs. “The offense there’s always terrific. Guys are always getting on base. They slug. They have swagger.”It was this combination that exposed the gap between the best team in the majors and the best pitcher in Triple-A. Roberts did not commit to giving Urias another start in another five days, when the Dodgers host the Colorado Rockies. Ready or not, the Dodgers had little choice but to promote Urias after he threw 27 consecutive scoreless innings for their top affiliate and Alex Wood was sidelined with an elbow injury. Wood is expected to miss more than a month.Urias “has the most talent probably in this locker room,” Dodgers outfielder Trayce Thompson said. “I mean, he’s 19 years old. He can compete up here. That’s why he’s up here.”Thompson’s solo home run against Chicago starter Kyle Hendricks (4-4) gave the Dodgers their first run Thursday. Corey Seager’s sacrifice fly in the sixth inning drove in Kiké Hernandez with the second run.The loss dropped the Dodgers 5 1/2 games behind the first-place San Francisco Giants — their largest deficit all season. Clayton Kershaw will take the ball Friday after being named the National League’s pitcher of the month. He’ll face the rebuilding Atlanta Braves at home, a simple formula for success for a team that could use one. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img To his credit, the 19-year-old left-hander rarely nibbled around the edges of the strike zone or overthrew catcher A.J. Ellis’ target. Both were problems in his debut, a game caught by Yasmani Grandal. Urias copped to being nervous in that game, which is understandable. His body language and composure on the mound were better Thursday, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said, but so was his opponent. The Cubs scored six runs against Urias — five were earned — on the strength of three laser-tagged home runs.Chicago was already ahead 2-0 when Javier Baez hit a two-run blast in the fourth inning. Jason Heyward and Kris Bryant hit home runs on consecutive pitches in the fifth. “I felt like my pitches were hitting their spots,” Urias said through an interpreter. “That’s what I liked about my outing.“It’s just those pitches I missed on, they were able to capitalize.”last_img read more

Dave Allen scores knockout over Lucas Brown with savage kidney punch

first_imgBrown started off well, dominating the opening two rounds. Things changed in the third round when Allen avoided a wayward right hook and countered with a vicious left hand to the kidneys that sent the Australian grimacing to the canvas and unable to continue.Dave Allen defeats Lucas Browne with a DEVASTATING body shot.#AllenBrowne pic.twitter.com/7i5mJ7vOXC— Sporting News Fights (@sn_fights) April 20, 2019Since losing to Dillian Whyte and Luis Ortiz in 2016, Allen (17-4-2, 14 KOs) has had some ups and downs in his career. He came up short twice when attempting to win the Commonwealth title, but the “White Rhino” has become a British fight fan favorite since pulling off a shocking KO victory over fellow Brit Nick Webb in July 2018. Browne (28-2, 24 KOs) had been on a three-fight winning streak since being on the wrong end of the 2018 Sporting News KO of the Year. The 40-year-old Australian will have to go back to the drawing board and rethink his career. “Main eventing is one thing but I had to win,” Allen said. “I’ve won now, I beat a former world champion – I’m going to go home and enjoy this, maybe David Price or Dereck Chisora next.”Here’s how the rest of the Allen-Browne card went.Co-main event: Derek Chisora defeats Senad Gashi via unanimous decision (99-91, 100-90, 100-91)Chisora (30-9, 21 KOs) overcame Gashi (17-3, 17 KOs) in their 10-round bout. Gashi came into this fight off a TKO defeat to Carlos Takam last December; Chisora stopped Takam in July. The fight opened evenly with both men trying to get the measure of each other. Gashi moved well against the ropes while “WAR” tried to cut the ring off and land the jab. Although Chisora found some difficulties against the southpaw, he was able to maintain control with his aggression. Both men exchanged body shots that livened up the crowd in Round 3, but the fight fell flat from then on until the final bell.Undercard resultsJosh Kelly def. Przemyslaw Runowski to retain his WBA International welterweight titleJoe Cordina def. Andy Townend and is now the British and Commonwealth lightweight championConor Benn def. Josef Zahradnik; welterweightsNikita Ababiy def. Dimitro Faltin; middleweightsShannon Courtenay def. Roz Mari Silyanova; bantamweights John Harding Jr def. Miroslav Juna; super welterweightsSam Hyde def. Jozef Jurko; cruiserweightsSam Cox def. Georgi Georgiev; super bantamweights Headlining for the first time in his career, Dave Allen stepped up and put together an explosive performance against Lucas Brown at the O2 arena in London.MORE: Join DAZN to watch Usyk vs. Takam and 100+ fight nights a yearlast_img read more

Great Recognition: Ermin Bičakčić is Athlete of the Year of Braunschweig

first_imgStopper of the football team of B&H and of the German Bundesleague Eintracht Braunschweig Ermin Bičakčić was selected as the best athlete of Braunschweig for 2013.Bičakčić, according to readers choice of the local newspaper Braunschweiger Zeitugn in a tough competition was selected as athlete of the year of Braunschweig. In addition the him, the basketball player Schroder was in competition, football player Oldhafer and basketball player Hueske Bocher.With this club last year, Bičakčić was placed in the highest ranked league in Germany, and was selected as the best German defense of last season’s second league of Germany.(Source: reprezentacija.ba)last_img read more

Iowa Dems certify results of troubled presidential caucuses

first_imgDES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – The Iowa Democratic Party central committee on Saturday certified the results of the 2020 presidential caucuses, nearly a month after a faulty mobile app and other problems delayed counting and prompted calls for Iowa to lose its status as the first-in-the-nation presidential nominating contest.The Iowa Democratic Party in a news release says the results now go to the Democratic National Committee, and the state party will continue to follow the rules and procedures outlined.On Thursday, the party released updated results after the completion of a recount requested by the campaigns of Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg. Those results showed Buttigieg had 562.954 state delegate equivalents and Sanders had 562.021, out of 2,151 counted. That is a margin of 0.04 percentage points.The Associated Press opted not to call a winner, given remaining concerns about whether the results as reported by the party were fully accurate. The Feb. 3 caucuses were beset by technical glitches that led to a delay in reporting the results, inconsistencies in the numbers and no clear winner.Iowa awards 41 national delegates in its caucuses. Following Saturday’s certification, Buttigieg had 14 delegates and Sanders had 12. Elizabeth Warren won eight, Joe Biden won six and Amy Klobuchar won one.Iowa Democratic Party Chairman Troy Price resigned after the caucus fiasco, saying Democrats deserved better and that he bore responsibility for any failures. The state party selected Iowa state Rep. Mark Smith as his interim replacement.last_img read more

Ferland Mendy: “In Lyon he defended less and attacked a lot”

first_imgFerland Mendy has granted an interview on Real Madrid Television, in which he has been excited in the previous of his second Classic with the white elastic. The side, which points to ownership next Sunday, also explained his relationship with Zinedine Zidane and Karim Benzema and how it has adapted quickly to the demands of Spanish football. Relationship with Zidane: “In my first meeting with him we talked and he told me that he was welcome, that he was one more player of his team and that he showed what I am worth, that he gave everything.”Spanish football and French football: “The difference is that the level of play is higher. When you are going to train it is to work, reach that level as soon as possible and demonstrate it in the matches. Above all, demonstrate your level. The game with the ball is faster , more displacements, more races, that makes the difference between the League and Ligue 1. You can lose against a team that is at the bottom of the table, but plays as one that is at the top of Ligue 1 “.Adaptation: “When you get to a new team it is difficult to let go directly, but I think that game by game I am letting go and I hope to reach the maximum to contribute more in attack. I am more focused on defending well than attacking. In Lyon I defended less and attacked a lot , so I have to find the intermediate point to do it right. “He already shone in the Classic: “I go inside to free Vinicius Jr. He holds the ball, I go deep and passes it to me. Then I see that Karim is unchecked and I do not doubt it, I put a powerful center and he marks. I had seen him before center and I did not hesitate. We know well that Karim likes the ball there and it came out perfect. “Benzema: “I talk a lot with Karim, he gives me a lot of advice and we also talk about how he likes the ball to get to him. I understand very well with Benzema on and off the pitch, so I try my best to give him good balls.” . Ambition: “Real Madrid is the determination to win everything, to get everything. Get each trophy and try to win as many games. Be as long as possible at a very high level. It is the requirement, even when you lose in a training you dislike. When you win, everything is fine. It is the real desire to always win. Even in training it is like that. It does not matter the exercise, you want to win. When you are there, when you train, you want to win absolutely everything. “Segundo Real Madrid – Barça: “It is true that my first Classic was special. I had already played at the Camp Nou with Lyon, but with the Madrid shirt it is another environment, it is different. It is a game that is not lived in the same way as another. It is a match you want to win. “last_img read more