Chris McCullough refuses to be called Beermen’s savior: ‘I just came in and helped’

first_imgAsian stocks follow Wall Street higher after US-China deal LATEST STORIES OSG petition a ‘clear sign’ of gov’t bid to block ABS-CBN franchise renewal — solon MANILA, Philippines—When Chris McCullough arrived in San Miguel late in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup, the Beermen’s campaign already looked hopeless.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Game of Thrones’ spin-off on Targaryens may premiere in 2022 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. With the rise of e-commerce, is it also the end for our beloved CD-R King? ‘Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance PLAY LIST 01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening00:50Trending Articles02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption02:48ABS-CBN franchise has ‘natural deadline,’ no need for quo warranto — Gatchalian “I’m not a savior, not at all,” said McCullough after San Miguel’s 102-90 Game 6 win Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. “I just came in and helped the team that’s it.”AdChoices广告Ads by Teads“It feels good to be champion, besides high school this is my first time, this is my first pro championship. We were down 2-5 when I got here and we came in and we won a championship.”McCullough, who averaged 31.5 points, 16.7 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 1.0 steal, and 1.8 blocks, added that helping San Miguel to the championship won’t be his last foray in Philippine basketball.The 24-year-old 6-foot-11 forward wants to play for Gilas Pilipinas and he wants to be a naturalized Filipino citizen.“I want to play, man. If I get naturalized I want to play,” said McCullough who immediately captivated the Filipinos’ affection when he professed his love for the immensely popular Chickenjoy of Jollibee.ADVERTISEMENT The Beermen were at a miserable 2-5 and were in danger of missing the playoffs for the just the second time in the Leo Austria era.Things immediately started to change for the Beermen when McCullough took over as they went on a three-game winning streak and the rest is history.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsMcCullough, who once played for the Brooklyn Nets and Washington Wizards, capped the Beermen’s improbable turnaround, leading them the 2019 Commissioner’s Cup title after a grueling six games against top seed TNT.It can be said that McCullough, who averaged 33.8 points, 14 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 2.3 blocks, and 1.3 steals, was a savior of San Miguel’s but the former NBA player said he just came in and did his part of helping the Beermen.center_img Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists MOST READ Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted Without Messi, Barcelona loses 1st league opener in 10 years “It’s an opportunity for me so I’d love to play.”As for celebrating his first professional title, McCullough said Chickenjoy is already on his mind.“How many buckets? A lot, I don’t know a lot. I’m about to go right now and get that to be honest. Two-piece with extra gravy!”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? TECO donates $100,000 to typhoon-stricken Sorsogon View commentslast_img read more

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‘Like a lion,’ Rafael Nadal beats Schwartzman to reach US Open semi

first_imgRafael Nadal, of Spain, celebrates after defeating Diego Schwartzman, of Argentina, during the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament early Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)NEW YORK — Rafael Nadal kept pulling away in his U.S. Open quarterfinal, then getting reeled back in by Diego Schwartzman.In the first set, Nadal led 4-0 before Schwartzman got to 4-all. In the second, Nadal went up 5-1 before Schwartzman made it 5-all.ADVERTISEMENT Took more than two hours just for those two sets. Eventually, both were claimed by Nadal. And so, ultimately, was the match and a berth in a 33rd Grand Slam semifinal for Nadal, who prevented Schwartzman from reaching his first by winning 6-4, 7-5, 6-2 after 12:30 a.m. Thursday in Arthur Ashe Stadium.“Like a lion in the … jungle. He’s big. He’s a fighter. He knows how to play the important moments, every single time,” Schwartzman said. “I’ve played him eight times and every important moment, he played better than me.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4No wonder Nadal is 8-0 against the guy.Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic are both out of the bracket, but Nadal is still around, meaning at least one member of the Big Three is in the semis at a 62nd consecutive major tournament. That trio has combined to win the last 11 Slam trophies — and Nadal is going to be heavily favored to make that 12. LOOK: Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruption None of the other men left has played in a major final, let alone won one. Nadal, though, is closing in on a fourth championship at the U.S. Open and his 19th at all majors, which would move him within only one of Federer’s record for men.On Friday, Nadal will play No. 24 Matteo Berrettini, a 23-year-old from Rome who is Italy’s first male semifinalist in New York since 1977. Berrettini barely got there, edging No. 13 Gael Monfils 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 7-6 (5) on Wednesday.The other men’s semifinal will be No. 5 Daniil Medvedev of Russia vs. 78th-ranked Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria.In the women’s semifinals Thursday, Serena Williams meets No. 5 Elina Svitolina of Ukraine, and No. 13 Belinda Bencic of Switzerland takes on No. 15 Bianca Andreescu of Canada.Dimitrov won a five-setter Tuesday night against Federer, who was hampered by an issue with his upper back. Medvedev won his quarterfinal in four sets against Stan Wawrinka, who had built a big lead in the fourth round against Djokovic when the defending champion stopped because of pain in his left shoulder.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Yao Ming powerless as host China flop at Fiba World Cup “He told me, ‘I need to thank you, because I thought that everyone is born once and dies once. But during that match, I was born and died 15 or 16 times,’” Berrettini said about his conversation with the mental coach he’s worked with for several years. “I collapsed and got back up. I collapsed and got back up. That match point. Those other chances. I was down then I came back. It’s a great source of pride for me.”In truth, the denouement was hardly a thing of beauty, with both men, clearly spent, fighting themselves and the tension of the moment as much as the guy on the other side of the net.Monfils finished with 17 double-faults but managed to avoid any throughout the entire, exhausting fifth set until he served at 6-5 — and then he had three in that game, plus another two in the deciding tiebreaker, often doubling over between points to rest and catch his breath.“A very bad day for me, serving,” Monfils said.Berrettini acknowledged the obvious afterward, too, saying he felt “a little bit tight.”You think?It all was a bit of a whir.“Right now, I don’t remember any points, just the (last) match point, you know?” he said. “I remember also the double-fault; I have to be honest.” Heart Evangelista, Kim Chiu, more celebs appeal for animal rescue after Taal eruption LOOK: Kryz Uy, Slater Young expecting first son Robredo to visit Batangas families displaced by Taal erruptioncenter_img Canada yet to decide if it will pay Harry and Meghan security costs No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Teen dead, another hurt in vehicular collision in Santiago City Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles03:11SEA Games 2019: PH’s Ian Bautista boxing bantamweight semi final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:00SEA Games 2019: PH’s Aira Villegas boxing bantamweight semi final (HIGHLIGHTS)01:52Phivolcs: Cloud seeding in ashfall affected areas needs study01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash A year ago, it was Nadal whose body broke down: He retired from his semifinal against runner-up Juan Martin del Potro because of a bad knee.This time, on a muggy night with the humidity above 50%, the left-hander raised some concern by having a trainer come out to rub a cream into that forearm during a changeover early in the third set. At the next changeover, Nadal flexed his right forearm and was visited again by the trainer, took a salt pill and guzzled some drinks, then shook that arm between points in the following game.Afterward, Nadal said he had dealt with cramps late in the second set and early in the third.“And then I took some salt, that’s all, and then it was over. The body is in good shape, I think. Not big problems,” Nadal said. “Just, of course, a little tired. Long day.”Still, Nadal managed to play his best when it mattered the most against the 20th-seeded Schwartzman, an Argentine serenaded by loud choruses of “Olé! Olé! Olé! Olé!” by an audience that included former San Antonio Spurs star Manu Ginobili.Nadal came up with a service break in the last game of each of the opening two sets, then the last one he would need made it 4-2 in the third and he broke yet again to end it.“I don’t know how,” Schwartzman said, “but this guy is improving every time.”Now Nadal becomes Berrettini’s problem.Berrettini describes his mental coach as a big help and a best friend. They’ve been speaking on the phone before and after every match. And they certainly had plenty to chat about when it came to this latest victory.Berrettini double-faulted away his initial match point and then needed four more to finally put away Monfils after nearly four hours. Residents rescue horses, farm animals left on volcano island LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

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Colombian charged for overstaying in Guyana

first_imgA Colombian woman was on Wednesday brought before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts for overstaying her time in Guyana.Karen Rosario Mona, 29, of Colombia, South America, pleaded guilty to the offence when it was read to her.The court heard that on May 12, 2016 and July 11, 2016, she failed to comply with the conditions of a permit to stay in Guyana, which stated that she was permitted to stay in the country from March 11, 2016 to May 11 2016.The Prosecution’s case contended that on the day in question, Police Officers arrested the defendant based on information received which indicated she had overstayed her time in Guyana.Attorney Paul Fung-a-Fat, who represented the defendant’s interest in court, said at the time of his client’s arrest, she was in the process of applying for a distant visa extension through the Home Affairs Ministry, but that time had lapsed.However, Magistrate McLennan fined the woman ,000 and failure to pay the fine will result in her serving four weeks in prison.last_img read more

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Marseille see out old era with win

first_imgGomis netted his sixth of the season to give American owner Frank McCourt some hope ahead of the first match under his tenure, due on Sunday next when champions Paris Saint-Germain will provide a daunting test.Despite their underwhelming start to this campaign, it was at least a third home win this season for Marseille — as many as in the whole of the last campaign where they finished 13th.The game itself was forgettable in a Velodrome that was well under half full.The winning goal came on 13 minutes as Gomis was quickest to the rebound after Metz goalkeeper Thomas Didillon had pushed out his header from a corner.Marseille had chances to close out the match through Clinton Njie and Gomis in the second half but were left sweating as Japanese defender Hiroki Sakai almost scored an own goal two minutes from time.Metz pushed late in the game but perhaps lacked confidence following their 7-0 mauling at the hands of Monaco last time out.In the day’s other games, Saint Etienne had a somewhat generously-awarded penalty deep into stoppage time to thank for rescuing a point at home to lowly Dijon.Nolan Roux converted from the spot to cancel out Pierre Less-Melou’s 22nd minute opener.It also finished 1-1 between Rennes and Bordeaux.Nice went four points clear at the top with a 2-0 win over Lyon on Friday night as Monaco lost 3-1 at fourth-placed Toulouse.PSG moved above Monaco on goal difference with a 2-1 win at Nancy on Saturday thanks to early goals from Lucas Moura and Edinson Cavani.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Marseille’s forward Bafetimbi Gomis celebrates his team’s victory over Metz on October 16, 2016 © AFP / Boris HorvatPARIS, France, Oct 17 – Marseille prepared for a new US-owned era by squeezing past Metz 1-0 on Sunday thanks to Bafetimbi Gomis’s first half goal.In the last match of the Louis-Dreyfus era, under-performing Marseille gave their long-suffering fans some rare cheer in a miserable season that regardless sees them sit 12th in Ligue 1.last_img read more

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Delta water issue needs real solution

first_imgA flawed biological report presented earlier this year to Wanger by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the California Department of Fish and Game might have caused this draconian ruling. In rejecting that report, Wanger characterized it as “arbitrary, capricious and contrary to law,” and ordered the agencies back to the drawing boards. Their tardy report, which made necessary the judge’s ruling, should have been finished as much as a year ago. Another overdue review, from the state Department of Water Resources, is the critical Delta Risk Management Study. The department claims it is finished, but insiders hint that the Governor’s Office embargoed the report for political reasons. Nor is the Legislature above reproach in the matter of delta water delivery and environmental protection. Legislators have deliberately delayed action on bills vital to the delta’s future. Such legislative, administrative and gubernatorial complacency must end. Incentives for fixing the state’s plumbing should not come from court rulings. Judges, experts in interpretation of the law, are poorly equipped to analyze complex scientific questions or to substitute their judgment for the timely work product of citizen advisory committees composed of experts in the field. Wanger’s decision should be appealed. Unfortunately, new evidence is rarely accepted by higher courts. A more desirable choice would be to remand back to the trial level for a more thorough rehearing. Our water supply and economy must be protected from this legal morass. IGNORING environmental-protection laws has become a standard response from developers and government agencies who prefer profits and an increased tax base to preservation of an endangered species. But this time, a federal judge in Fresno refused to roll over. As a result, California faces a Katrina-like calamity of our own making. U.S. District Judge Oliver Wanger last week ordered a major decrease – perhaps as much as one-third – in the amount of water pumped out of the Sacramento/San Joaquin Delta. His ruling came in a suit involving the near-extinction of the delta smelt, whose sole habitat is the delta. Wanger’s decision threatens California’s economy. If the ruling stands, the state project that delivers water to 25 million Californians will be significantly crippled in the near future. But the judge had no option in light of the law and the failure of government agencies to properly respond. State pumps may not be the real culprits in the decline of the delta smelt. Other, more significant triggers for the decline could be water chemical toxicity and endocrine disruption. Poor water quality has been proven to actually change the sex of fish in many parts of the world. Other explanations exist for the smelt’s near disappearance. Invasive foreign species and plants threaten native flora and fauna. Open-water species, such as the smelt, may be in decline because they are no longer robust enough to survive in their natural competitive environment. Additionally, the avalanche of recent, locally controlled land-use rezoning has severely impacted delta species. Irresponsible development and the general trend toward urbanization of the delta have so compromised the smelt habitat that the future viability of the species is in doubt. Extinction may be inevitable. Land-use control, the province of city councils and towns, was ignored by the court. Concerned citizens of all stripes must force bureaucrats to do their work in a more timely fashion. R. William Robinson is director of the Upper San Gabriel Valley Water District. Ralph E. Shaffer is a Cal Poly Pomona professor emeritus.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Man United news: Luke Shaw praises influence of ‘special’ Zlatan Ibrahimovic

first_img1 Zlatan Ibrahimovic has become a mentor to his younger Manchester United teammates Zlatan Ibrahimovic has improved everyone at Manchester United, according to Red Devils defender Luke Shaw.The left-back, who has started this season in fine form having recovered from the leg break suffered last year, believes the veteran striker has an ‘aura’ around him which rubs off on everybody else.Such a persona is perfect for Shaw, and his fellow young teammates at Old Trafford, as Ibrahimovic’s wealth of experience can only be a fantastic learning tool.And rather than shying away from being a mentor, the 34-year-old is buying into this new role he has developed since signing for the Red Devils on a free transfer over the summer.Shaw has noticed this, and he believes it is a ‘special’ experience to be given the opportunity to learn from such a legend of the game.“He’s been really good. His aura…his presence,” the 21-year-old explained.“Jose said it: he’s always around the younger lads, bringing that experience in for everyone.“For me to have someone like that with that experience, to talk to and learn from his experience… that’s special.“He’s got good stories as well. Sitting at the dinner table, he tells a lot of jokes, but he wants the best from everyone as well. He’s focused on himself and the team, but he wants to do the best he can and get the best out of us players, too.“He doesn’t miss anything. He sees it all and, if you’re not putting the effort in, he’ll tell you.”last_img read more

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One potential Arsene Wenger replacement is ready to reject the Gunners

first_img Max Allegri is keen to remain with Juventus 1 Massimiliano Allegri is ready to snub interest from Arsenal and Barcelona to stay at Juventus, according to reports in Italy.The Italian has entered the final 18 months of his current contract with the Serie A champions and he has been linked with taking up a job elsewhere.Indeed, both Arsenal and Barcelona are reportedly interested at bringing the 49-year-old in to take over the reins at their respective clubs.However, according to Tuttosport, Allegri will snub any interest from abroad to continue his work with the Old LadyThe Italian believes he has unfinished business at the Serie A giants and he wants to achieve greater success in the Champions League after reaching the final in 2015.Juventus are naturally delighted to keep hold of their man and will reportedly now draw up a new contract which will run until June 2020.last_img read more

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Why West Ham have pulled off a coup by signing ace who is similar to Firmino

first_img LATEST Redknapp calls Son ‘petulant’, but Holloway says red card for Rudiger kick was ‘soft’ We see an example of this here. As the Frankfurt defender is in possession of the ball and looking for a vertical passing lane we see Haller drop off of the front line to take up a deeper position.This movement allows the defender to play a driven pass through to an advanced platform. From that point, Frankfurt were able to threaten the opposition defensive line.A lot is made of defenders having the ability to play these types of passes but it is equally important that forward players are able to identify and find space to make these passes possible. LATEST FOOTBALL STORIES 11 July’s Total Football Analysis magazine 11 Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Total Football Analysis 11 TROPHY Wyscout Liverpool update ‘Champions Wall’ after ending 2019 as European and world champions Matic one of two players for sale with ‘two Premier League clubs’ interested Wyscout Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Total Football Analysis Equally comfortable receiving the ball in space or with a defensive player in close proximity Haller holds the ball up and manipulates it in tight space before bringing others into play. This was what made Haller and Jovic such a fearsome partnership.The movement and incisive finishing of the Serbian matched with the selflessness of the Frenchman were a potent combination.With that said, however, Haller has the ability to play as a lone forward and his own finishing ability should not be overlooked. Equally comfortable dropping in towards the midfield to link play or pushing back against the last defender and looking to receive the ball in behind, West Ham have signed a multi-faceted forward player. This time we see Haller taking possession of the ball deeper in the opposition half. This is a fairly common position for the French striker to find himself in.He is excellent at timing his drops to pull opposition defenders with him and create gaps in the defensive line for others.Here we see the forward take possession and control the ball instantly. He then holds off the pressing defender and waits for the other forward to make a run. As he does so Haller plays the ball perfectly over the top into the path of the runner.Deep link upIt is likely that West Ham will line up with Sebastien Haller playing as a lone forward in either a 4-3-3 or a 4-2-3-1 system. Haller will hold the ball up but and look to create space and opportunities for others.This is especially beneficial for the likes of Pablo Fornals, Felipe Anderson and Manuel Lanzini, all of whom will look to make runs to more advanced positions to take advantage of any space created.When Haller drops off of the front line he also creates passing lanes and opportunities that his teammates can take advantage of to progress the ball. BIG PRESENTS UP TOP Sebastien Haller in action for West Ham United in pre-season Wyscout OFF REVEALED 11 Wyscout 11 11 What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas We can see from the Haller’s heatmap over the course of last season he is a striker who likes to link with the midfield. He spent a lot of time showing in space to allow deeper teammates to progress the ball forward.The Frenchman spends a lot of time identifying and moving into pockets of space. As we have already said though we should not discount the ability of Haller to get into the penalty area. 11 We see a similar example in this situation. This time Haller takes an advanced position in a pocket of space that is between four defensive players. This once again allows a driven pass into the feet of Haller.As the French forward takes possession he only has a few seconds to use the ball. The four defensive players will quickly collapse on him to engage the ball. His touch is so good he receives the pass and then plays it wide before the defenders can react. This creates an opportunity for his team to access the penalty area.ConclusionIn my mind, West Ham have pulled off a real coup in the signing of Haller.He profiles in a similar way to Roberto Firmino at Liverpool and takes up similar positions to the Brazilian as he drops off into deeper areas.He should prove to be a key player for a West Ham side with aspirations of breaking into the top 6. West Ham fans should also quickly take to the French forward. With Haller joining his former strike partner in leaving the club, for a reported £45million fee to West Ham, it is a sign of his talent that Frankfurt may well miss Haller far more than they do Jovic this coming season.The 25-year-old has had an interesting career path, to say the least. Originally a product of the prolific Auxerre academy in his native France the forward took the somewhat unorthodox path and moved to the Netherlands to join FC Utrecht, originally on loan before making the move permanent. It was during these two years that Haller really started to develop as a player.It was also during this time that West Ham were said to have expressed an interest in taking the player to London. The transfer never materialised and Haller found himself moving to join Frankfurt in the German Bundesliga. This move turned out to be the making of the player as he nurtured a reputation as a fearsome opponent. 11 A slightly different situation here as Haller is moving from a wide position to support a teammate running centrally in possession of the ball.In these situations, it is easy for a forward player to neutralise themselves by getting the timing of their run wrong and being blocked by the isolated defensive player.Haller, however, is intelligent enough to hold his run initially. This gives the ball carrier the option of passing out to the wide area. As the attention of the defensive player is fully turned towards the man with the ball though we then see Haller make his forward run. As this is now on the blindside of the defender the ball can be played through and Haller has a clear run on goal.Intelligent InterplayIf Haller is a dangerous player when looking to get on the end of the final pass he is equally as important when making that final pass.Haller stands at 6ft 2in but is the very embodiment of the term ‘good feet for a big man’ he moves well whether through space or in tight areas and is extremely good at finding angles to play through the opposition defence. targets Here we see Haller in a dangerous position in the middle of the penalty area. As the ball is crossed over to him he takes the ball down with his first touch and then with the second he cushions the ball back across into a pocket of space that allows an advancing midfielder to break into the area. This pass results in a shot at goal for his team. Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Former Crystal Palace and West Brom manager Pardew takes over at Dutch strugglers Getty Wyscout latest Over the course of last season, Haller scored 20 goals and registered 10 assists. His expected goals total for the season was 18.04. This shows that Haller was intent on taking high-value shots that were clustered around the centre of the penalty area.You can see from his shot map that the vast majority of shots taken by Haller do in-fact come from in the penalty area.In this tactical analysis, we will look at Haller in more depth to show West Ham fans just what they can expect from their new signing. New job 11 As well as a monthly digital magazine you can subscribe to totalfootballanalysis.com for just £2 a month and get over 100 exclusive articles – match analysis, player and team scout reports and much moreAbility to break beyond the last lineOne of the key strengths needed for modern strikers is the ability to take up positions and make runs that allow them to get past the last line of opposition defence. We will go into more detail later on his ability to drop deep and link the play. First of all, though, let’s look at the types of movement that West Ham fans can expect to see. In terms of attacking players, the overriding narrative over the course of last season surrounded the performance of the Eintracht Frankfurt striker Luka Jovic.The Serbian was prolific throughout the campaign and has since sealed a big-money move to Real Madrid.While the focus was on the goals scored by Jovic there was another player who was key to the German side’s attacking play, forward Sebastien Haller. Wyscout 11 Wyscout Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update 11 The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star deals Wyscout In the above image, we see the way that Haller is able to adjust his movement to stay onside to wait for the pass to be made. As Haller makes his initial run towards the defensive line the ball is shifted forward towards his teammate in the wide area.Haller changes the angle of his run to stay onside and run across the defensive line. This means that when the pass is played over the top he is not only still onside but in a pocket of space between two opposition defenders. This means that as Haller makes the movement beyond the defensive line it is harder for the opposition to track him FAREWELL last_img read more

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Louis Moult rejects new contract with Motherwell

first_imgMotherwell striker Louis Moult has rejected a new contract offer from the club.The striker has said he will not sign the new deal tabled at Fir Park.The club had made an offer to extend the player’s stay which would have made him the highest-paid player in manager Stephen Robinson’s squad.Moult’s existing contract runs out at the end of the season and the player will be free to talk to other clubs in January unless Motherwell decide to sell the player rather than lose him for free next summer. “Louis has indicated to me at this moment in time he’s not going to sign a new contract,” Robinson said.“We made Louis a really good offer, the best we could possibly make at this football club, but he indicated to me he’s not going to sign the contract at this moment in time but not that he wouldn’t look at it further down the line.” Rangers and Aberdeen were both interested in the forward, with the Dons being unsuccessful in a move to take Moult to Pittodrie earlier this summer.The 25-year old has been an important figure for the Steelmen, scoring 30 goals for the club in the last two seasons.last_img read more

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GIS Opens 2017 Retail Industry Background Screening Benchmarking Survey

first_imgGIS is inviting retailers large and small to participate in their fifth annual Retail Industry Background Screening Benchmarking Survey. The survey is designed to help retailers understand how their background screening program compares to others in the industry. Though anyone can request the final survey report which summarizes the information, only those who participate get access to the raw data that helps them understand what type of screening program is being run by their closest competitors.The survey, which takes only 15 minutes to complete, is available here and runs through April 30, 2017. In addition to receiving the raw data, participants are entered into a drawing to receive a prize as a small token of GIS’ appreciation for their time. Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

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