Ings set for Burnley exit

first_imgBurnley manager Sean Dyche admits striker Danny Ings is unlikely to be at the club next season. The 22-year-old striker is out of contract in the summer and with the Clarets heading for the Sky Bet Championship following relegation last week, Ings is set for pastures new. Manchester United and Real Sociedad have both been linked with moves for the England Under-21 striker who has scored 10 goals in his maiden Barclays Premier League campaign. Ings was desperate to make that 11 during Saturday’s 0-0 draw with Stoke in what looks certain to be his Turf Moor swansong, but he was denied on three separate occasions by Potters keeper Jack Butland. Dyche does not expect to have Ings at his disposal as he plots an instant return to the Premier League next season, but the Clarets boss takes great pride in the role he has played in Ings’ development. “I don’t think I need to say too much, he has done that himself, not with his words but with his actions, certainly in the last two seasons,” Dyche said in the post-match press conference of his side’s final home game of the season. “When I got here he was a developing player, still learning, still improving but there was still a lot of work to be done with him. He has accepted it, ran with it and moved forward and that’s all you can ask for with players. “It’s good to see his development. It looks like it is not going to continue with us, but I think we have played a big part in how he has moved forward.” Dyche added on the club’s official website: “You can never give 100 per cent guarantees. “It’s probable that was a farewell from Danny though. The sounds coming out of him and his agent make it probably that we will be going elsewhere. “There is a kind of message going out that they will be looking for pastures now. That’s sometimes happens in football and every player has the right to run their contract down if they want to, so we will see what happens in the summer.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Lamolinara excels in goal with help of jokester, erratic Daly

first_imgWhen Dominic Lamolinara walks out on the field before Saturday’s game against Princeton, he’ll know a familiar face will be firing shots his way in warm-ups. Syracuse reserve Brenny Daly has become Lamolinara’s go-to warm-up guy this year after Lamolinara struggled to find a shooter that suited his needs last season. Daly’s erratic, unpredictable shot and his outlandish personality have helped Lamolinara earn the starting nod in net and improve his game all season. The duo will head out to the field once again on Saturday when No. 8 Syracuse (6-2, 2-1 Big East) faces No. 7 Princeton (6-2, 2-1 Ivy League) at Princeton Stadium in New Jersey.“Dom and I have a great relationship,” Daly said. “We’re really good friends on and off the field. He’s playing great. He credits me a little bit, which I’ll take, but he’s playing awesome.”Lamolinara and Daly first met in high school in the Baltimore area. Lamolinara was a standout goalie at St. Mary’s and Daly was a dominant midfielder at McDonogh, two schools that are approximately 40 miles away from each other. Daly redshirted last season and Lamolinara, after transferring from Maryland, started three games for Syracuse, splitting time with Bobby Wardwell. Lamolinara struggled all season to find a warm-up guy that was exactly what he was looking for. Billy Ward, Dylan Donahue and Henry Schoonmaker, three of SU’s most prolific scorers, all gave it a shot. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBut there was something wrong. They were all too accurate. They placed their shots exactly where Lamolinara asked them to. He wanted more unpredictability ― someone he could count on to do the exact opposite of what he expected: Daly.The always-grinning, always-joking, often-bearded 5-foot-10-inch reserve. He’s only played three games this season, but every time Lamolinara trots onto the field prior to the opening faceoff, Daly’s the one rifling shots at him.Lamolinara requested Daly in the fall. They had been friends and gotten along swimmingly, so Lamolinara figured he’d be a perfect choice for the job. Now they hang out off the field all the time, chowing down at Chipotle whenever possible. “We always had that relationship,” Lamolinara said. “We were the Baltimore boys.”Lamolinara remembers the first day of fall practice, a frigid Saturday. He and Daly were starting to develop even more of a rapport. Lamolinara was freezing, so he told Daly not to hit him with the ball. Daly did not oblige. He rarely does. Daly, who Lamolinara called “the John Belushi of the team,” is always making a wisecrack or pulling a prank. “He hit me and he hit me like three or four times,” Lamolinara said. “It kind of pissed me off. He was laughing. He thought it was hilarious.”Daly isn’t only unpredictable when he tries to be, though. Lamolinara said if he asks for a shot top-right it will often go bottom-right. Daly can fire the ball at an absurdly fast speed, but he has very little control, Lamolinara said.And that’s exactly what the goalie needs. So far the results have been tremendous. Lamolinara has replaced Wardwell as Syracuse’s starting goalie, allowing just 6.77 goals per game and saving 60.4 percent of shots that come his way, close to the best in the country.Daly often apologizes repeatedly when he’s having a bad day and his shots are way off target, but Lamolinara always tells him to stop. It helps.“I just tell him to calm down, it’s good, it’s helping me out,” Lamolinara said. “I think it’s taken six months for him to finally believe it.”Daly even scored his first career goal against Providence, firing a shot from close to 17 yards out that elicited an uproar from the bench.Lamolinara said Daly started running back on defense because he had no idea the shot went in. Then he heard the commotion from the bench and reveled in the glory as his teammates went crazy.“Everybody loves Brenny. I couldn’t really explain it,” Lamolinara said. “He’s just that funny kid on the team. When he does well, everybody gets really excited.”Ward loves playing with Daly, too. He said Daly is so outgoing that he could talk to a wall.“If you left Brenny by himself with a wall he’d have a great time with it,” Ward said. “If you left him a half hour by himself he’d be having the time of his life. That’s just the kind of guy he is.”Daly and Lamolinara chat before every practice and every game. Daly fires close to 65 shots. Lamolinara saves them ― two-thirds of them, Daly said ― as the two joke around for 15 minutes. “I finally found a warm-up guy that I like,” Lamolinara said. “I’m sure I’ll keep him throughout the year. I’ll probably keep him next year as well.” Comments Published on April 4, 2013 at 1:26 am Contact Trevor: [email protected] | @TrevorHass Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

UEFA Charged Liverpool, Salzburg over Fans Behaviour

first_imgThe punishment for a first offence of field invasion in a year in a UEFA competition is a fine of €5,000.One supporter entered the pitch midway through the second half of Wednesday’s match from the Anfield Road end of the stadium but was wrestled to the ground by stewards, apparently trying to make his way to the dugout.A group of youngsters then came onto the pitch at full-time in a bid to get hold of a shirt from one or more of the Liverpool players. Andrew Robertson was pictured giving his shirt to one individual.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Liverpool have been charged by UEFA after spectators came onto the pitch during the Champions League match against Red Bull Salzburg on Wednesday.Supporters of the Austrian club were also charged with throwing objects at Anfield in a match the hosts won 4-3UEFA said the case would be dealt with by its control, ethics and disciplinary body on 17 October.last_img read more

Progress of Herdzeles on the WTA List

first_img(Source: oslobodjenje) Slight progress was achieved by the currently best tennis player Dea Hardzelas, who is now 432nd player in the world. Jasmina Tinjić slipped from 554th to 558th place.Dea Herdželaš (born 7 November 1996 in Sarajevo) is a Bosnian tennis player. Herdželaš has won two singles and two doubles titles on the ITF tour in her career. On 8 December 2014, she reached her best singles ranking of world number 494. On 16 June 2014, she peaked at world number 597 in the doubles rankings.The WTA is the global leader in women’s professional sport with more than 2,500 players representing 92 nations competing for a record $118 million in prize money at the WTA’s 54 events and four Grand Slams in 33 countries. Close to 5.4 million people attended women’s tennis events in 2013 with millions more watching on television and digital channels around the world.last_img read more

Dolphins won’t have fans at Hard Rock Stadium for preseason games

first_imgMiami Dolphins fans won’t be allowed to attend training camp or preseason games this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.The team made the announcement Thursday as part of a series of safety measures intended to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.Tailgating will also be prohibited during the 2020 season, and everyone inside the stadium will be required to wear masks when not eating or drinking.The Dolphins said stadium capacity for regular-season games will be determined at a later date.last_img read more