RvP ends barren run in Hull romp

first_img0Shares0000MANCHESTER, November 29- Robin van Persie got back on the scoresheet after a disappointing run as Manchester United strolled to a 3-0 victory over Hull at Old Trafford on Saturday.Louis van Gaal’s side retained their place in the Premier League’s top four thanks to a third successive win secured by Chris Smalling’s opener, a Wayne Rooney strike and Dutch forward van Persie’s first goal in his last four club matches. And with one defeat in eight games, plus upcoming fixtures against Stoke and Southampton in the next nine days, there is a growing belief at Old Trafford that United can secure a place in next season’s Champions League.The hosts had the contest completely under control by the interval against a Hull side who have won just once in the league since the opening day of the season and are plummeting down the table at an alarming rate.After 15 minutes, Rooney’s corner was headed back across goal by two defenders, forcing goalkeeper Allan McGregor into an unconvincing attempt to clear the ball which served only to push it out to Smalling.The defender’s shot was struck well enough and although it appeared that McGregor might have kept it out, rather than help if over the line, referee Anthony Taylor used goalline technology to confirm the goal.The second goal followed a half of complete United domination, coming four minutes before the interval as captain Curtis Davis blundered in failing to clear Ander Herrera’s header, tapping the ball directly to van Persie.The Dutchman laid the ball back to Rooney and he produced a superbly-placed finish from just outside the area, his eighth goal in his last nine games for club and country.– United domination -Herrera was on the pitch as a 14th minute sub after a worrying early injury to Angel di Maria who limped off the field clutching his hamstring, a blow to United given his strong start to the game and the recent injury list that has plagued their season.But that was just about the only concern for United as they dominated opponents managed by their former favourite Steve Bruce, who has yet to beat his old club in 21 tries as manager.Herrera might have scored after 24 minutes but Davies charged his shot down and into the side netting and a free-flowing move ended with Herrera slipping the ball through for van Persie who was put off slightly by James Chester and could only shoot straight at McGregor.Hull improved marginally after the interval, and David de Gea was actually required to make his first meaningful save of the match, after 53 minutes, when he comfortably gathered a shot from left-back Andrew Robertson.There was also a towering set-piece header from Nikica Jelavic which cleared de Gea’s crossbar by some margin, but they barely registered as concerns for the home side.Van Persie, scorer of just three goals this season for United, was clearly intent on improving that tally and a superb header, from a long Michael Carrick pass, came close after 57 minutes only for the Dutchman to be ruled offside in any case.He did not have long to wait, however, and after 66 minutes, van Persie added a third for United after more poor defensive play by Hull and a wayward pass intercepted by Herrera.The United midfielder played the pass through for van Persie who scored via a magnificent left-foot finish from just outside the area.Jelavic saw de Gea catch another header but Hull’s run of one goal from their last four league games showed little signs of improving.Meanwhile, United could – and should – have added more with only a brave block from Michael Dawson preventing substitute Radamel Falcao’s close-range shot in stoppage-time.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

With Pospyhalla’s late 3, Columbus Catholic girls basketball sinks Gilman

first_imgDons win road game in overtimeBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterGILMAN — Natalie Pospyhalla hit a 3-pointer with less than 1 second left in overtime to lift the Marshfield Columbus Catholic girls basketball team to a 53-52 victory over Gilman on Tuesday night at Gilman High School.Columbus coach Rhonda Keding said neither team led by more than five points, and there were numerous lead changes throughout the game.Pospyhalla used a screen from Morgan Albrecht to get open, received an inbounds pass from Maren Seefluth, and drained the game-winner with 0.8 seconds remaining on the clock.“I’m really happy how the girls didn’t give up,” Keding said. “Our shots weren’t falling again. We are taking descent shots, just not getting any luck for them to fall through. I’m hoping that turns around for the girls. On the plus side, our defense keeps us in the game.”Pospyhalla finished with 17 points, making three 3-pointers, and Albrecht had four 3-pointers to tally 12 points for the Dons.Columbus is now 10-7 overall and 6-6 in the Cloverbelt East. Gilman falls to 6-12 and 3-11 in the conference.Columbus Catholic hosts Greenwood on Friday at 7:15 p.m.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)Dons 53, Pirates 52COLUMBUS CATHOLIC (53): Morgan Albrecht 4-12 0-0 12, Hailey Roehl 0-0 2-2 2, Baylie Neider 4-11 0-1 9, Maren Seefluth 1-10 3-4 5, Kendra Baierl 2-9 0-0 4, Natalie Pospyhalla 7-15 0-0 17, Marissa Immerfall 2-7 0-0 4. FG: 21-54. FT: 5-7. 3-pointers: 8-23 (Albrecht 4-8, Pospyhalla 3-6, Neider 1-6, Seefluth 0-3). Rebounds: 34 (Seefluth 8, Immerfall 8). Assists: 13 (Seefluth 4, Neider 4). Turnovers: 11. Fouls: 12. Fouled out: none. Record: 10-7, 6-6 Cloverbelt Conference East Division.GILMAN (52): Camryn Skabroud 4-8 1-2 11, Taylor Hendricks 4-9 0-1 11, Amanda Wisocky 0-5 0-0 0, Grace Grunseth 2-11 1-4 7, Kayla Chause 3-7 3-4 11, Evelyn Fryza 3-5 1-1 7, Cooper Sherfield 3-5 0-0 6. FG: 19-51. FT: 6-12. 3-pointers: 9-22 (Hendricks 3-8, Grunseth 2-3, Chause 2-4, Skabroud 2-5, Fryza 0-1, Wisocky 0-1). Rebounds: 31 (Skabroud 7). Assists: 12 (Hendricks 3, Sherfield 3, Chause 3). Turnovers: 13. Fouls: 8. Fouled out: none. Record: 6-12, 3-11 Cloverbelt Conference East Division.last_img read more

Stack Overflow Hits 3m Unique Visitors in 4 Months; Plans IT Spin-Off Site

first_imgSpolsky says, not entirely in jest, that the traffic numbers are likely inflated by a disproportionate number of programmers with their browsers set to reject cookies – but the numbers are awesome for such a young website none the less. What’s Next?The IT spin-off site is as yet unnamed and conversations are still ongoing about what level of technical sophistication the target audience will have. The core product of Stack Overflow is incredibly well thought out and a pleasure to use, as we detailed in our original review of the site when it launched. The prospect of this same approach applied to a non-programming technical help site is appealing.Usability, clear market need, search engine friendly content and famous founders all combined to bring the site traffic that anyone would be envious of right out of the gate. Earlier this month the tiny new company made its first hire and we can’t help but think with this kind of traffic there’s money on the table that could be used to expand further at any time.Stack Overflow may or may not grow into a major technical publishing endeavor, but its founders already have reason to be very proud of its success so far. We wish them continued success and we look forward to seeing what they do next. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… marshall kirkpatrick Stack Overflow, the software developers’ Q&A site created by rock star programmers Joel Spolsky and Jeff Atwood, saw 3 million unique visitors last month – just the 4th month the site has been live, according to Spolsky in the latest episode of the Stack Overflow podcast. Now the team plans to create a spin-off site serving what they believe is an even bigger audience, IT professionals.Traffic wise, the well constructed site appears to be an early and unqualified success. It’s also a lot of fun to read. The people behind the long established but widely reviled paid Q&A site Experts Exchange must be struggling to control bodily functions. Tags:#E-Learning#NYT#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Avoid Juice Jacking! DA Warns Travelers Against Public USB Charging Stations

first_imgTravelers who need to charge their smartphones while on the go might want to avoid public USB charging stations, due to the security risk known as “juice jacking,” authorities in California have warned.An advisory from the District Attorney’s Office of Los Angeles County warned against the USB charger scam, in which hackers try to infect the smartphones and other electronic devices of unassuming travelers through the free USB charging stations in public places such as airports and hotels. Juice jacking attempts see hackers loading malware into the charging stations, or in cables that they leave plugged in at the stations. The malware may either lock the smartphone and hold it as hostage, or forward sensitive information such as passwords to the attacker.The county’s chief prosecutor’s office does not have any recorded cases of juice jacking, a spokesperson told TechCrunch. The spokesperson simply said that the advisory was part of a “fraud education campaign.”- Sponsor – The plan of attack by hackers to commandeer USB charging stations is not a new concept. Warnings against juice jacking have… Digital Trends Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

Porter not picked in NBA draft

first_imgJontay Porter was not chosen in Thursday night’s NBA Draft in New York.The former Mizzou forward has suffered two ACL tears since last fall.More from The Associated Press:The trade-filled NBA draft is complete.Sacramento took Serbian guard Vanja Marinkovic with the 60th and final selection. That capped a night that saw Duke and Zion Williamson start off a big draft haul for the Atlantic Coast Conference.Williamson went first to New Orleans, allowing Duke to break a tie with Kentucky for the most No. 1 overall picks with four. The Blue Devils also joined Florida in 2007 as the only teams with three top-10 picks in the same draft with RJ Barrett at No. 3 and Cam Reddish at No. 10.The ACC had a draft-best 13 picks, including a draft-record six lottery selections and 10 first-rounders. The Southeastern Conference was second with 12 picks and six first-rounders.No other league had more than six picks.There were also 15 trades, which had multiple players donning hats for teams that had selected them but agreed to deal their draft rights. Fans hoping to sort out all that movement must wait until July 6 for many of those trades to become official.last_img read more

Rodriguez out of Roma-Milan

first_imgRicardo Rodriguez and Giacomo Bonaventura are out of the Milan squad travelling to Roma for tomorrow evening. It kicks off on Sunday at 17.00 GMT, click here for a match preview. New coach Stefano Pioli was held to a 2-2 draw by Lecce on his debut and has some changes to his squad at the Olimpico. Davide Calabria and Samu Castillejo return from suspension, but full-back Rodriguez pulls out with a muscular issue. Also absent is midfielder Bonaventura, who continues treatment and a separate training regime. Milan squad for Roma: A Donnarumma, G Donnarumma, Reina; Calabria, Conti, Duarte, Gabbia, Theo Hernandez, Musacchio, Romagnoli; Bennacer, Biglia, Calhanoglu, Kessie, Krunic, Paqueta; Borini, Castillejo, Leao, Piatek, Rebic, Suso Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/last_img read more

Mamata Banerjee set to throw spanner in Lokpal wheel

first_imgWhile Prime Minister Manmohan Singh reaches out to the Opposition, it is his party’s own allies that might turn out to be difficult to appease. The Trinamool Congress as usual is leading the pack.Mamata Banerjee has moved fresh amendments on the Bill over the issue of Lokayukta. This one’s quite a surprise for the Congress since her party had earlier voted in support of the government on Lokpal in the Lok Sabha.The party, however, changed its stand in the Rajya Sabha.Trinamool’s new amendment is over the issue of the Bill attacking the federal structure. It is unhappy over the power vested in the central government to appoint the Lokayukta.Mamata feels governments at the Centre could misuse the provision to make life difficult for states ruled by opposition parties.This issue might also become the rallying point for other regional parties like the Samajwadi Party and the BSP that recently bailed out the Centre in Parliament over the controversial issue of the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC).last_img read more

ATA ANNOUNCE NEW APPOINTMENTS

first_imgThe ATA has identified the need for an expansion in it’s high performance program with the role of National Coaching Director now focusing on development of the sport at grass roots level. A specific High Performance position has been created as well as a role to service local level. As a result of this, the ATA is pleased to announce the appointment of Ian Stanley as National Performance Analyst and Dennis Coffey as National Coaching Director. The position of National Performance Analyst comes from a review of the ATA’s High Performance programs through events such as the World Cup, Youth World Cup and also discussion with the national coaches. Ian Stanley’s primary role will be to assist in the improvement of the performance of national level players and coaches in Touch and to assist in developing and implementing ATA’s high performance strategies and programs. He will also provide leadership for players and coaches within the national teams regarding opportunities, performance improvement and strategy. The National Coaching Director role stays with the ATA’s Board of Directors desire to increase assistance to the grass roots level coaches. The major focus for Dennis Coffey in this role will be to assist in the growth of the sport. This will include updating and reviewing coaching policies, coaching resources and park level education. He will also be involved with training and dealing with coaches beginning their careers at a community level. Dennis is keen to hear your views on community coaches issues so please feel free to voice your opinions to Dennis through the ATA, by emailing technical@austouch.com.au. The ATA are confident that these appointments will have a positive effect on Touch and the Australian Touch Association. “Both positions will be enormously beneficial to coaches and players of Touch in Australia,” said ATA’s National Game Development Manager, Peter Topp. By Lisa Plummerlast_img read more

Video: Georgia Defensive Lineman Trenton Thompson Clears A 42-Inch Box Jump With Ease

first_imgGeorgia's football team running onto the field.ATHENS, GA – NOVEMBER 12: The Georgia Bulldogs enter the field to face the Auburn Tigers at Sanford Stadium on November 12, 2011 in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)At 6-foot-4, 307 pounds, Georgia defensive tackle Trenton Thompson doesn’t seem like someone who should be able to clear a 42-inch box jump with relative ease, but the big man has some serious athleticism. In a video recorded by strength and conditioning coach Aaron Feld, Thompson makes the jump from sitting on a bench. That’s some serious explosion.Big Trent got hops! #GoDawgs Video via- Aaron FeldA video posted by DawgsOnTop (@dawgsontop) on Feb 29, 2016 at 3:04pm PSTSome of the smaller Dawgs did the same on the 48-inch box jump.Gonna have to change his name to Human Pogo Stick, 48″ Box jump, no sweat for @_CRADICULOUS. @coach_sinclair #ATD pic.twitter.com/azTR9sv44N— Aaron Feld (@coachfeld) February 29, 2016Several guys the 48″ Box. @LCarter_25, @_CRADICULOUS, @FourTheGame, and Dom Sanders. @coach_sinclair #ATD #bunnies pic.twitter.com/sBVwrPT1UJ— Aaron Feld (@coachfeld) February 29, 2016@StevenVanTiflin @_AyeeLilWuan @TrentJolly78 @Greyson_Lambert @tanstumpey @RidleyCa competing today! @coach_sinclair pic.twitter.com/BsuVXbHBOo— Aaron Feld (@coachfeld) February 29, 2016…and then we have a few guys clearing 54 inches.@WillyCinthacut @LuxuryLife1K @iAMPrinceMauger @ReggieD25 Hitting them high boxes @coach_sinclair #ATD pic.twitter.com/9MmCBSjrAC— Aaron Feld (@coachfeld) February 29, 2016Well, we’re impressed.[Field Street Forum]last_img read more

Kentucky vs. Stony Brook – Game Time, TV Channel, Announcers, Betting Line, Predictions

first_imgCoach Cal talking to Jamal Murray.LEXINGTON, KY – JANUARY 23: John Calipari the head coach of the Kentucky Wildcats gives instructions to Jamal Murray #23 in the game against the Vanderbilt Commodores at Rupp Arena on January 23, 2016 in Lexington, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) Tyler UlisTyler UlisThe 2016 NCAA Tournament Bracket was just revealed on CBS. The Kentucky Wildcats out of the SEC earned the No. 4 seed in the East region, where they will face the 13th-seeded Stony Brook Seawolves out of the America East Conference. Each team won its respective conference tournament. The winner of this match-up is rewarded with a meeting against the winner of fifth-seeded Indiana and No. 12 seed Chattanooga.Date: Thursday, March 17Time: 9:30 p.m. E.T. TV Channel: CBSLocation: Des MoinesAnnouncers: Nantz/Hill/Raftery//WolfsonOpening Betting Line: TBAkentucky logoPrediction: The Wildcats didn’t look like themselves for a while during the regular season, but boy did they finish on a tear. Guards Tyler Ulis and Jamal Murray are studs, and freshman big man Skal Labissiere has gone from phenom to bust to bona fide contributor.If anything, this UK team is under-seeded. That might hurt them in round two against Indiana, but it shouldn’t deter them from winning this game.last_img read more