RelatedPosts Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ EPL: Crystal Palace stun sloppy Man U EPL: Red Devils attack Palace Patrice Evra has returned to Manchester United in a youth coaching capacity while he undertakes his UEFA coaching badges. The former France international spent eight years at Old Trafford from 2006 to 2014, where he won the Premier League on three occasions as well as the Champions League and is now back to share his experience and knowledge with the young players from United’s academy. Evra, 38, is helping under-18 coach Neil Ryan on the training pitch with a very talented squad which include two French players – new signing Hannibal Mejbri and forward Noam Emeran. He had his first day at the club’s training ground in Carrington on Tuesday. Evra courted controversy towards the end of his career. He saw his contract with Marseille terminated after he kicked one of his own fans before a Europa League match away at Guimaraes in November 2017. He then spent six months at West Ham before announcing his retirement. Since then, he has been a prominent figure on social media. However, his ambition was always to come back to United, a place he calls home, and be involved with the academy while doing his coaching badges. He is looking to become a first team manager in the near future. Evra courted further controversy in March when he celebrated United’s dramatic victory over Paris Saint-Germain, and was later recorded using anti-gay language in relation to the Ligue 1 side.Tags: Manchester UnitedPatrice EvraPremier LeagueUEFA
The University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team (9-11-4, 5-5-4 Big Ten) split their two-game series against the University of Minnesota (10-11-4, 7-6-3) this weekend in Minneapolis. Both contests came down to the wire and each was decided by third-period goals, with Minnesota taking the first game and Wisconsin taking the second.Friday’s game began with a rocky start for Wisconsin, as Minnesota jumped out to a 3–0 lead thanks in large part to their success on power plays. The Badgers have struggled on both sides of power plays all season, scoring on just under 20 percent of their power play opportunities and allowing power-play goals at a 29 percent clip. Their one penalty kill in four chances Friday gave them a steep mountain to climb in order to get back into the game.Men’s hockey: Badgers hope to gain momentum on road against rival MinnesotaThe University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team (8-10-4, 4-4-4 Big Ten) will look to bounce back after a disappointing weekend Read…Despite the early hole, the Badgers battled back and found themselves down 5–4 with five minutes remaining in the third period. Multi-point efforts from defensemen K’Andre Miller and forwards Jack Gorniak and Seamus Malone helped guide the team back into game contention.After the clock hit 5:00 remaining the game, however, the Golden Gophers dominated, scoring four unanswered goals to pull away with a 9–4 victory despite the Badgers outshooting the Gophers 46-28.Head Coach Tony Granato addressed his team’s late meltdown postgame.“ … for 55 minutes, we played good hockey, but you can’t play a 55-minute game,” Granato said. “Minnesota is a team where if they see weakness or they see us on our heels, they take advantage of it and that’s what happened.”Saturday’s affair followed a similar storyline to Friday’s, though it saw a far cleaner effort from the Badgers. This time, the late goal came from Wisconsin captain Peter Tischke to give Wisconsin a 4–3 advantage, which wound up being the game’s final score.Despite the Badgers committing seven penalties versus the Gophers’ three, UW held strong on penalty kills and was able to end their five-game winless streak.Notable Badger efforts included multi-point performances from sophomore forward Linus Weissbach and freshmen forward Dominick Mersch, the game-winning goal from Tischke and a 29-save, seven penalty-kill effort from freshmen goalie Daniel Lebedeff.Men’s basketball: Ethan Happ records second triple-double of season as Wisconsin rolls past Northwestern 62–46Senior center Ethan Happ registered his second triple-double of the season while sophomore guards Brad Davison and D’Mitrik Trice went Read…Granato praised his team’s ability to bounce back after Friday’s loss.“… with a young team, you hope the response is the right one,” Granato said. “Fortunately, our leaders and our players were able to put last night behind us, especially the last five minutes. The most impressive thing is you give up three power-play goals last night, and it doesn’t prevent us from staying with it.”The Badgers now find themselves tied for fifth in the Big Ten — one point behind Michigan and four points behind now third place Minnesota. With ten Big Ten games left on the Badgers’ schedule, the opportunity to rise as the season approaches its conclusion awaits them.Wisconsin will travel to East Lansing, Michigan next weekend to take on the Michigan State Spartans in a two-game series. Puck drops are scheduled for Friday at 6 p.m. CST and at 4:30 p.m. CST Saturday.
IOWA CITY — Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz says the Hawkeyes are looking at ways to honor former coach Hayden Fry in next week’s Holiday Bowl as well as next season. Fry led Iowa to three Big Ten championships and three Rose Bowls in two decades as head coach.Ferentz joined Fry’s staff prior to the magical 1981 season that resulted in a Big Ten title and a trip to the Rose Bowl.Ferentz says Fry’s turnaround at Iowa is one of the greatest accomplishments in college football.Former Iowa quarterback Chuck Long says Hayden Fry was the same on the practice field as he was in public. Long was the Heisman trophy runner-up after the 85′ season that saw the Hawkeyes spend five weeks as the nation’s top ranked team and they finished with a record of 10-2.In a 2017 interview with KGRN Long talked about his first meeting with Fry after being picked up at the Cedar Rapids Airport.Fry died on Tuesday at the age of 90. MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Brandon Ingram scored 34 points and the New Orleans Pelicans snapped their 13-game losing streak with a 107-99 road win against the short-handed Minnesota Timberwolves. Jrue Holiday had 18 points and Lonzo Ball added 10 points, six rebounds and six assists off the bench for New Orleans, which was coming off a 108-101 overtime loss at home to Brooklyn a night earlier. Playing without leading scorer and rebounder Karl-Anthony Towns, Minnesota lost its seventh straight game after shooting 38% from the field. Andrew Wiggins led the Timberwolves with 27 points. TONIGHT:AM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB, kribam.com — Clear Lake wrestling at Webster City with Algona — 7:00 CEDAR FALLS — Northern Iowa coach Ben Jacobson says improvement on defense will help the Panthers take another step. UNI is 10-1 and returns to action on Sunday by hosting Marshall.With a win on Sunday the Panthers would finish non-conference play with a record of 11-1.Marshall is 4-6 and will be at home on Thursday night against Eastern Kentucky.Jacobson says Marshall is aggressive on both ends of the court. MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota center Karl-Anthony Towns missed the Timberwolves’ game against the New Orleans Pelicans because of a left knee sprain. Coach Ryan Saunders called Towns “day-to-day” with the injury. Minnesota hasn’t played since a 124-117 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Dec. 13 when Towns had 39 points and 12 rebounds in 35:15. In the fourth quarter, Towns went down hard after a missed dunk attempt while being guarded by Montrezl Harrell.
The four regional winners and the finalists for the Fuller’s London Pride Steward of the Year 2015, have been announced. They are: Midlands – Phil and Louise Maxwell of Radcliffe-on-Trent Golf Club, Nottinghamshire North – Kirsty Glaister of Stamford Golf Club, Cheshire South East – Steve Warren of Eaton Golf Club, Norfolk South West – Fiona Snook of Wareham Golf Club, Dorset The competition, now in its ninth year, is run jointly by England Golf and Fuller’s and aims to identify the golf club steward who provides the most welcoming and enjoyable experience at the 19th hole. The national winner will be announced at a celebration lunch at The Counting House, an historic Fuller’s pub in London, on Thursday, 11 February 2016. Whoever wins the title of London Pride Steward of the Year will receive a weekend break in London, complete with accommodation for two nights in a Fuller’s Central London Hotel. They will also win advertising space in the local press to promote their golf club. Club members, visitors and golf club managers put forward nominations for the 2015 title. These were whittled down to a shortlist of 12 stewards – three from each region – by representatives of England Golf and Fuller’s, with the help of 2014 Steward of the Year, Samantha Hudson. The shortlisted stewards were all visited personally and the regional winners were selected after the candidates were judged on their level of commitment, innovation and standard of service and presentation, together with that extra special something which sets them apart. The 12 regional finalists were: Midlands Phil and Louise Maxwell – Radcliffe-on-Trent Golf Club, Nottinghamshire Sam Read – Nuneaton Golf Club, Warwickshire Stephen Riley – The Leicestershire Golf Club, Leicestershire North Will Gill – Otley Golf Club, Yorkshire Kirsty Glaister – Stamford Golf Club, Cheshire Simon and Karen Ward – Wilmslow Golf Club, Cheshire South East Michael Clark – Hankley Common Golf Club, Surrey Matt Palmer – Royal Ashdown Forest Golf Club, Sussex Steve Warren – Eaton Golf Club, Norfolk South West Kevin and Emma Brown – Sherborne Golf Club, Dorset Amanda Goodyear – Looe Golf Club, Cornwall Fiona Snook – Wareham Golf Club, Dorset 29 Jan 2016 Steward of the Year regional winners are announced