Perfect Patriots Edge Bills, 20-13

first_imgFOXBOROUGH, Massachusetts — Tom Brady led New England to a 20-13 victory over the Bills on Nov 23 and kept the defending Super Bowl champions on course for their second perfect regular season in nine years.Brady completed 20 of 39 passes for 277 yards, hitting James White for a 20-yard score that was the first touchdown of the running back’s career. White added a 6-yard run in the third quarter to give New England (10-0) the lead for good.Buffalo’s LeSean McCoy ran 20 times for 82 yards and a 27-yard touchdown and caught six passes for 41 yards to surpass 100 yards from scrimmage for the fourth straight game. The Bills (5-5) snapped a two-game winning streak and lost to Brady for the 25th time in 28 games.The game was filled with mistakes, penalties, injuries and turnovers — including two fumbles on a single punt, a rare missed field goal by Stephen Gostkowski and an inadvertent whistle that led to one of many lengthy conferences among the officials.And New England lost another key player: Danny Amendola, who took over as the Patriots’ No. 1 receiver because of last week’s injury to Julian Edelman, caught nine passes for 117 yards before leaving with a knee injury of his own in the third quarter.With the wind chill temperature at 21 degrees at kickoff, both teams struggled on offense, and the Patriots even failed to score in the fourth — the first time they were shut out in a quarter since the first one of the season.In the third quarter, both teams fumbled on the same punt.Leodis McKelvin fielded a punt at his own 30 yard-line and made it just 2 yards before the ball was knocked out by Brandon King. New England’s Jonathan Freeny picked up the ball and rumbled 5 yards before he lost the ball and it bounced out of bounds.The Patriots took over at the Buffalo 30 and took a 20-10 lead on Gostkowski’s 35-yard field goal.(JIMMY GOLEN, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Bill Murray to headline Royal Conservatory season gala

first_img Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisement Twitter Advertisement He’s the second Hollywood star to headline a gala, after Meryl Streep in 2015. His only other appearance with Vogler is scheduled for New York’s Carnegie Hall. Actor Bill Murray is headlining an event in Toronto in October, but it’s about classical music, not movies.The 66-year-old, beloved for films like Caddyshack, Ghostbusters and The Grand Budapest Hotel, is to perform with his friend, cellist Jan Vogler, at the Royal Conservatory of Music’s 2017-18 Season Gala, Oct. 13 at Koerner Hall.The conservatory says Murray “will read Mark Twain and dance a tango while Vogler plays works from Bach, Piazzolla, Ravel and Bernstein.” Login/Register With:last_img

Ohio State womens lacrosse falls to Penn State

The Ohio State women’s lacrosse team can’t seem to top Penn State. Coming into Sunday’s game, OSU had not beaten the Nittany Lions since 2008. Despite OSU being the higher ranked team, nothing changed in the two teams’ most recent meeting, and the No. 10 OSU squad fell to No. 13 Penn State, 15-12. “We didn’t come out strong, we came out pretty flat,” said OSU senior attacker Alayna Markwordt. “Penn State has always been one of our biggest rivals, so this is a frustrating one to lose.” Markwordt, Ohio State’s leading scorer, was held without a goal but did contribute two assists and had two groundballs. The Buckeyes (9-4, 1-3) struck first on sophomore attacker Katie Chase’s unassisted goal two-and-a-half minutes into the game. From that point, it was a back-and-forth battle, with the two teams trading sets of goals for the rest of the first half. OSU jumped out to a 4-2 lead with 10 minutes remaining in the half, but the lead would turn into a 5-4 deficit after Penn State freshman attacker Maggie McCormick ripped off three straight goals in less than two minutes. The two teams went into the locker room tied at 6-6 after a goal from OSU sophomore midfielder Cara Facchina, which came after an assist from freshman attacker Jackie Cifarelli with 24 seconds left. Penn State (10-4, 2-2 Big Ten) had 13 fouls compared to OSU’s four in the first half. “The heat of the game builds up ’cause you know you’re playing your rival that you come out against every year, and it’s always a battle,” said freshman goalie Tori DeScenza. She finished the game playing all but the last three minutes and had seven saves, including five in the second half. The next 30 minutes started much like the first except Penn State struck first. Sophomore attacker Mackenzie Cyr scored with McCormick chipping in on one of her team-leading four assists. Cyr and McCormick lead the team with four goals and four assists apiece, and were responsible for teaming up on five of the teams 15 goals. The back-and-forth battle continued as OSU’s Kirsten Donahue tied the game at 7-7 on a free position shot. The senior midfielder went on to score three of her team-leading four goals in the second half. The game was tied at 11-11 with 17:34 to play when once again, Donahue scored. But that would be the last time OSU would stay tied with Penn State as the Nittany Lions jumped out to a 13-11 lead with 15 minutes to go. Penn State would go on to score the last two goals, the final one coming on Cyr’s fourth of the game. “They just kind of took it at the end and we just couldn’t be there with it,” DeScenza said. The team has two regular season games left, including a home match-up against American University 2 p.m. Saturday. read more

Womens Basketball Ohio State got cleansed envisioned redemption then won Big Ten

Ohio State senior guard Kelsey Mitchell drives down the lane during the Big Ten tournament championship game against Maryland on March 4, 2018 in Indianapolis. Ohio State won 79-69. Credit: Alyssia Graves: Assistant Sports DirectorINDIANAPOLIS — Confetti fell. Tears streamed. Banners were raised. Players hugged each other. Parents snapped pictures. The team was honored for its conference title.But Ohio State was not the team on the podium celebrating. Redshirt senior guard Linnae Harper and redshirt senior forward Stephanie Mavunga sat in their hotel room watching Louisville celebrate its ACC championship title on TV as they waited for their game to begin later that night. “I just remember telling her, ‘Yo, I’m trying to feel like that later. I really need that feeling. Look how much fun they’re having out there,’” Mavunga said.With just a few hours between the Cardinals’ two-point win against Notre Dame and Ohio State’s game tipping off, the two Buckeyes began to get hyped up watching what they hoped to do later Sunday night.“Just watching that game and then also South Carolina-Mississippi State,” Harper said. “All those games going on, it’s like, ‘Man, we’re next.’”A few hours later, the confetti fell, tears streamed and banners were raised.The Ohio State women’s basketball team celebrates its Big Ten championship win. It defeated Maryland 79-69 on March 4, 2018 in Indianapolis. Credit: Colin Hass-Hill | Sports EditorBut this time, it wasn’t coming from Mavunga’s and Harper’s TV. They were Big Ten champions, having just defeated Maryland 79-69 in the conference title game. They transformed those thoughts into a reality.“I turned around as soon as I heard one of the bursts of confetti and I was just like, ‘That’s what it was. That’s what they were going through a couple of hours ago and now this is me in this situation,’” Mavunga said.A couple hours prior, many people had doubts about whether the Buckeyes could knock off the Terrapins. The two teams met in College Park, Maryland earlier this season and the game was not close. Maryland smoked Ohio State, winning by 30 points to hand the Buckeyes their second loss in a row. The Terrapins held a plus-17 rebound margin, dropped 99 points and went 11-for-18 from 3-point range. They had their way in every area of the game.But Ohio State head coach Kevin McGuff believes the loss actually helped the team in the long-term.“On that particular night earlier in the year, they really gave us a beat-down, and probably the best thing that happened to us,” McGuff said. “Like Woody Hayes used to say, ‘Nothing cleanses the soul like an ass-kicking.’ So we got cleansed that day. Sometimes you need that.”That cleansing followed a home loss to Michigan and preceded a defeat at the hands of Iowa, which dropped 103 points on Ohio State. But the Buckeyes responded by winning eight of their final nine games and claiming a Big Ten regular-season championship. Still, Ohio State had to prove it could beat top-level teams. Those eight wins came against the eight lowest-ranked teams in the conference.On Sunday, the Buckeyes left no doubt. They opened the game making four of their first 18 shots, falling behind five points after a quarter, but responded with a 27-9 second-quarter run. Down the stretch, Maryland made a run to come back from an 18-point third-quarter deficit and came within two points. But senior guard Kelsey Mitchell drilled two 3-pointers and ended the Terrapin threat. Redshirt junior guard Sierra Calhoun dribbled the clock out to seal the win.“And once it went five, four three, two, one, I was like, ‘Yes,’” Mitchell said, letting out a sigh of relief. “We finally reached our goal we wanted to accomplish and we accomplished it.”Ohio State redshirt senior forward Stephanie Mavunga raises the net above her head after the Buckeyes beat Maryland 79-69 to win the Big Ten tournament championship in Indianapolis on March 4, 2018. Credit: Colin Hass-Hill | Sports EditorSenior forward Alexa Hart, who started her first three games of the season immediately broke down in tears and searched for people to hug. She, along with Mitchell, senior guard Asia Doss and redshirt junior forward Makayla Waterman lost to Maryland by three points in the conference tournament championship game their first season in scarlet and gray. The redemption only made the win sweeter.“Freshman year, we got here, we came up short. The last two years after that, we came up short,” Hart said. “I just think that at this point of time, we kind of grew as a team and it was just like we need to let people know that Ohio State can make it that far.”For the first time in four years, players from a non-Maryland team took turns climbing the ladder under a basket and cutting a slivers of the net. At least, most players took a sliver. Mavunga, on the other hand, cut the remainder of the net off the basket after her teammates took their pieces and put it around her neck.“Oh yeah, that’s not coming off,” Mavunga said in the locker room with the net still draped around her neck. “I’m going to take a shower and put it back on. I’m really going to take this one and I’m going to really remember this forever because I’ve never won a conference championship tournament.”Next, she and Harper will try to envision the next possible confetti-dropping, net-cutting moment: the Final Four.In the meantime, Mavunga and Harper will enjoy the moment they already envisioned, then made happen. read more

Raheem Sterling to start for England today

first_imgRaheem Sterling will start for England in Sunday’s World Cup Group G game against Panama.England boss Southgate has told the players his line-up and Ruben Loftus-Cheek is the only change as he comes in for the injured Dele Alli, Mirror Uk confirms.Despite doubts after England’s win against Tunisia in their opening Group G game with Tunisia, Southgate has kept faith with Sterling. Even though those doubts were fueled by Southgate’s assistant Steve Holland being pictured with training notes before training this week which indicated Sterling would be dropped for Marcus Rashford.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.Manchester City forward Sterling started England’s opening game victory over Tunisia on Monday but was replaced by Manchester United’s Rashford in the 68th minute.The 23-year-old has scored only twice in 39 internationals and has not netted in his past 21.Although World Cup debutants Panama were beaten 3-0 by Belgium in their opening match, their coach Hernan Dario Gomez has already confirmed he will still field the same XI against England.last_img read more

You never let me walk alone Karius

first_imgLoris Karius has written an emotional letter to Liverpool fans thanking them for their support after joining Besiktas on a two-year loan.Karius,25, made two crucial errors in Liverpool’s Champions League final loss to Real Madrid in May, while he also struggled for form during pre-season.Liverpool subsequently paid a then world-record fee for a goalkeeper to sign Alisson from Roma, with the Brazilian taking over as first choice between the posts.Karius is now keen to rebuild his reputation in the Turkish Super Lig after making 49 appearances for Jurgen Klopp’s side.Everybody at #LFC wishes @LorisKarius the best of luck during his loan spell. ? Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.— Liverpool FC (@LFC) August 25, 2018“Proud to be part of the famous Besiktas family now,” Karius wrote on Twitter.“Your welcome at the airport yesterday was simply overwhelming! I will give it my all to win with Besiktas.“A big Thank You goes out to all of the Liverpool fans for the support until now – you indeed never let me walk alone.”last_img read more

Wolverhamptons form has Pep Guardiola very worried

first_imgWith the upcoming match against Wolverhampton at Etihad Stadium, Pep Guardiola wants his Manchester City players to be wary.Even though it will be a Monday match and we are still a couple of days away from it, it’s inevitable to get excited for the game between Manchester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers from next Monday as Pep Guardiola spoke about it this Friday.During the press conference from this day after the squad’s training session, the Catalan manager had some very strong praise for Nuno Espirito Santo’s boys and demanded the highest focus from all his players.The Citizens cannot afford to lose another match in the Premier League this early in the season, because doing so would mean that Liverpool will have an easier road to the title during the most crucial part of the year.Pep Guardiola knew that winning the game against the Reds last week would only be the beginning of the road for the Citizens, he knows that the match against Wolverhampton is one of the most dangerous ones for them because of how well their rival has been playing this season.This same squad ha already defeated both Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea in the Premier League so far, they are playing spectacular football and they are considered to be English football’s underdogs.Ain’t no Friday like a press conference Friday!Hear from Pep soon 💬#MCIWOL #mancity— Manchester City (@ManCity) January 11, 2019Maybe they don’t have the fire-power to actually win a trophy this season, but Wolverhampton does have the skill to at least give a few upsets to any squad from the Top 6 as they have already done with two of the biggest London-based clubs.For Pep Guardiola, staying focused now that they have managed to get out of a negative streak will mean everything for them. Most importantly for next Monday, winning against a squad like Wolves should be a great confidence boost.“We realized [how good they were] when we played them in the EFL Cup last season and again early this season,” the former Barcelona boss told a pre-match news conference via Four Four Two.“They are strong physically, good on set pieces, have incredible players on the counter-attack, they don’t just do that with two or three, they have four or five.”“And when you are tired they can bring on two new players to do that.”“They defend deep, they switch play, they control many areas and with [Ruben] Neves and [Joao] Moutinho they can shoot from outside the box.”Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“That’s why they are doing incredibly well,” he added.”Es un recién ascendido que lo está haciendo muy bien”.Pep Guardiola sobre nuestro rival del lunes, el @WolvesEspanol. #MCIWOL— Manchester City (@ManCityES) January 11, 2019Wolves are coming into this match with their confidence through the roof, as they just completed one of the major upsets of the season in the FA Cup after eliminating Jürgen Klopp’s Liverpool at Molineux Stadium.Just imagining the reaction from everybody if Nuno Espirito Santo’s squad defeated the reigning Premier League champions, is something that people would go nuts over.But Pep Guardiola does have something slightly wrong, Ruben Neves and Joao Moutinho are not the only key players that he needs to beware.Mexican striker Raul Jimenez is the most important player in Nuno Espirito Santo’s squad this season, he has proved it by being at the very top of the list in regards to goals and assists throughout this breakthrough Premier League season for his career.If Pep Guardiola isn’t already looking for ways of how to stop him, the Catalan manager has another thing coming his way on Monday at Etihad Stadium.It should be very interesting to see what the Premier League’s dark horse will be able to do against one of the most powerful clubs in the country.PEP 💬 (Wolves are) strong, physical, good at set pieces, strong on the counter attack.When you are tired in the last minutes, they put on new players. They defend deep, switch play, and control many areas.— Manchester City (@ManCity) January 11, 2019What do you expect from this match between Manchester City and Wolverhampton on Monday? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more