TagsPremiership NewsAbout the authorIan FerrisShare the loveHave your say Ranieri hopes Fulham’s leading scorer Mitrovic comes good against former clubby Ian Ferris10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFulham’s top scorer Aleksandar Mitrovic will return to his former club Newcastle on Saturday.”I hope when a player goes back to his previous club he wants to show something more,” said Fulham boss Claudio Ranieri, whose team are currently bottom of the Premier League. “I hope everything for Aleksandar, believe me, I pray.”Aleksandar in Newcastle didn’t do a very good job because when a player comes from another country it’s not easy to adapt immediately to English football.”But in Fulham he’s adapted very, very well. And I hope he can do a very outstanding match.”I don’t know if they will give a warm welcome to Aleksandar but I hope Aleksandar will make a very good match.”
ANN ARBOR, MI – OCTOBER 17: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines reacts during the college football game against the Michigan State Spartans at Michigan Stadium on October 17, 2015 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Spartans defeated the Wolverines 27-23. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)Michigan is hosting a contingent of recruits from the South Jersey/Philadelphia area today, including four-star tight end Naseir Upshur. It seems like the prospects are touring Ann Arbor with UM head coach Jim Harbaugh and offensive coordinator/offensive line coach Tim Drevno. Upshur posted a funny video on Twitter, featuring the group walking in Ann Arbor and a quick shot of Harbaugh with his hat pulled low, mean-mugging the camera. Four-star 2016 WR Ahmir Mitchell and four-star 2016 DE Ron Johnson are also shown, as is 2017 offensive lineman Cesar Ruiz.Once again, Harbaugh is a character.walking the Ann Arbor streets with coach Harbaugh pic.twitter.com/JcEfjI2my7— Pop (@NaseirUpshur) June 25, 2015Never change, coach.
PITTSBURGH, PA – NOVEMBER 07: Jaylon Smith #9 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish celebrates by wearing the hat of team mascot, Lucky The Leprechaun, following their 42-30 win against the Pittsburgh Panthers at Heinz Field on November 7, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)Former Notre Dame linebacker Jaylon Smith, one of the top NFL prospects in college football this past year, suffered a devastating knee injury against Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl, tearing both his ACL and LCL. It turns out the injury may wind up being more than just a setback.According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Smith is no longer expected to play in 2016 after medical rechecks. According to ESPN’s Travis Haney, there are some scouts who think he’ll never play a down in the NFL. After medical rechecks, Notre Dame’s Jaylon Smith is not expected to play in 2016 and teams are unsure when he will play again, per sources.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 18, 2016Scouts told me they fear Smith might be one of best pure prospects to never play in NFL. There’s real concern. https://t.co/ijz3UEY5TZ— Travis Haney (@TravHaneyESPN) April 19, 2016Smith’s situation is heartbreaking, obviously. Don’t be surprised if it reignites the debate regarding whether NFL Draft prospects should take part in non-Playoff bowl games.
Kathleen MartensAPTN NewsAnother legal victory has affirmed fishing rights for Indigenous peoples off Canada’s west coast.The decision delivered by the B.C. Supreme Court Thursday found Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) wrongly obstructed the fishing rights of five First Nations collectively known as the Nuu-chah-nulth (NCN).DFO Regional Director-General Rebecca Reid welcomed the 400-page ruling explaining it outlined needed details to negotiate fishing policy in Indigenous territories.“We think it’s extremely important,” she said in a telephone interview Friday. “It’s largely positive…because it provides some clarification.”The other side declared it a clear victory.“This is a win for all First Nations in B.C.,” said Hugh Braker, vice-president of the First Nations Fisheries Council of British Columbia.Braker said the ruling would help the Ahousaht, Ehattesaht/Chinekintaht, Hesquiaht, Tla-o-qui-aht and Mowachaht/Muchalat First Nations establish a commercial fishery.He said DFO spent $19.1 million on the court battle – even after the Supreme Court ruled First Nations had the right to catch and sell fish in their own territories.But Reid described it more as instructions Canada needed to write policy.It “provides some very helpful clarification on areas that we simply couldn’t come to an agreement on,” she said, noting it even specified the fishing area and types of boats.Reid said fishing policy “was complex” but Canada was committed to doing it “in reconciliation” with affected nations.She said the two parties would likely go back to court to hammer out a timeframe for implementing new policy. She said a decision on an appeal had not yet been made.However, NCN president Judith Sayers said the government should let the bands begin fishing immediately.“NCN must have (a) moderate living,” she said on Twitter.The ruling by Justice Mary Humphries applies to a variety of salmon, groundfish, crab, prawn and shellfish.Indigenous groups say they spent about $14 million defending their rights in the case that began in 2006.
David Moyes has praised the impact of Marko Arnautovic in the West-Ham squad after the Austrian’s man-of-the-match display in the win over Everton.Arnautovic was in excellent form in the game as he assisted Andriy Yarmolenko before wrapping up the win with his third league goal of the season at Goodison ParkHowever, Moyes who worked with the former Stoke City hitman was impressed by his performance and believes the 29-year-old will be instrumental in West-Ham’s campaign.“This guy is different class Marko, he really is,” said the former West Ham manager. “He links it up and gets the finish (for West Ham’s third goal).“Marko at the moment is just showing the difference between winning and losing at times.”Report: England’s Rice gets death threats George Patchias – September 9, 2019 England International Declan Rice has received death threats.Rice a one time Ireland International, switched allegiances only this year. The West Ham United man played for…“Since he became a forward player, he saw it as part of his job (to score goals),” he said. “You saw his goal, but the run in behind for their first goal, he is a threat.“If he played for Everton today, Everton would have won the game because every time, especially in the first half, Everton looked to play into Cenk Tosun. And I thought they lost the ball and the first goal comes from it.“Whereas anything that got played into Marko today, he set it, laid it, he spun in behind, he went again. He makes the first goal that way, he makes the second goal that way.“So I think if he had been playing for the opposition today, he would have been a real handful for anybody.”
Legendary Italian goalkeeper Dino Zoff believes he understands the secret to Gianluigi Donnarumma’s improved form for Milan this season.The AC Milan shot-stopper appears to have overcome the off-field problems that affected him last season as he has gone on to establish himself as Italy’s No 1.“His secret? It’s simple, he became a man,” Zoff, regarded by many as the Azzurri’s greatest-ever shot-stopper after Gianluigi Buffon, told Football Italia via Corriere della Sera.“He’s more aware now, he’s an adult and he’s learning to manage the stages of his life, which are also phases during a match.Zoff also spoke of the resilience of the keeper suggesting he’s not overwhelmed by mistakes.His saves were evident and crucial in Milan’s last clash against AS Roma which helped the team salvage a 1-1 draw in a cagey encounter.Serie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….DONNARUMMA WITH THE AMAZING DOUBLE SAVE! [via: @TVACM] pic.twitter.com/wilekEDyGL— TheMilanBible (@TheMilanBible) February 3, 2019“He doesn’t fall to pieces after making a mistake anymore. The other night he missed a cross, so much so that moments later he made a superlative save.”The Rossoneri are currently ranked the fourth best defence in the Serie A which is partly due to the effort of the teenage goalkeeper.Gattuso’s men are in the race for a Champions League spot and have a chance of clinching a silverware in the Coppa Italia.
Dan Cohen AUTHOR John McCain (R-Ariz.) announced Tuesday he will run for a sixth term in the Senate, paving the way for Congress’ most ardent defense hawk to remain at the helm of the chamber’s Armed Services Committee beyond 2016.McCain, who will be 80 on Election Day in 2016, likely will face a more conservative opponent in the Republican primary but with his long-standing popularity and strong fundraising ability, it will be difficult to topple him, reported Stars and Stripes.“The reality is I think it is going to be very hard to push him out,” said Gordon Adams, a professor of foreign policy at American University.On Tuesday, McCain touted his position at the head of the defense committee. “I’ve never been in a better position to help our military defeat our enemies and secure our nation,” he said.The biggest threat to McCain losing his chairmanship could be a loss of the Senate majority by the GOP. The Republicans have more seats up for election in 2016 than the Democrats, according to the story.Adams pointed out that McCain’s influence on defense issues can be overstated. While McCain has led the charge by defense hawks in the House and Senate to reverse the statutory caps on defense spending, so far Republicans appear ready to pass a fiscal 2016 budget resolution that retains the limits. The two resolutions create the possibility that the caps could be overridden by adding billions to DOD’s war funding account, but it still is not clear whether appropriators will allocate the extra funds in next year’s spending bill.“I think he is a key voice. I am not so sure he is going to move the traffic when it comes to cutting a budget deal,” Adams said.