Lijnders says Liverpool management happy with young players' progress
Liverpool No2 Pep Lijnders says management are delighted with the progress of their young players. Academy graduates Rhys Williams, Neco Williams and Curtis Jones have all made their Champions League debuts in recent weeks, and were joined by goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher in the 1-0 win over Ajax on Tuesday that confirmed qualification to the knockout stages as group winners. And Lijnders said: "All of them are in different moments of their development, but all are building the ground of a professional career. That's the most important thing. "When the process is fluid and you have a strong col...
Thursday Night Football: History, Viewership, and Week 14 Matchup
Thursday Night Football is an expansion of the NFL broadcasting network. In 2006, telecasts were originally run through NFL Network’s Run to the Playoffs package, which consisted of eight total NFL games. Since 2012, the TNF package has started since the second week of the NFL season. That also includes the NFL Kickoff Game and NFL on Thanksgiving. While Thursday Night Football has added at least one more round of games during the course of the regular season, it has been a highly controversial topic among NFL players. The league used the games as leverage to encourage television providers to ...
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Alex leads Cloud9's CSGO resurgence at DreamHack Masters
Alex has shown off his IGL and fragging skills at DreamHack so far.
Cloud9's matchups against ENCE at DreamHack Masters Winter showed off that in-game leader Alex "Alex" McMeekin has been defying convention as the team's shotcaller. IGL'ing in CSGO usually comes with a serious dip in form. These players not only have to make the calls and organize the strategies that win their team's games, but they have to do so in the middle of rounds as well. Some players have been able to pull off the delicate balance of leadership and fragging, but one or the other usually suffers as the player tries to keep track of it all. Even CSGO's greatest IGLs, such as Astralis' Lu...
Vitality players surge forward in latest CSGO player rankings
The veteran Vitality members are putting up big points.
Ranking Counter-Strike: Global Offensive players is much tougher than ranking a team's performances, but two of Team Vitality's members have shown up time and time again and in doing so have impressed our algorithm. Both Dan "apEX" Madesclaire and Cédric "RpK" Guipouy made CSGO's top players list after several phenomenal performances over the past two weeks. Both players have been fixtures in CSGO's professional scene for years and have had surpirsing return to form over the past several tournaments. At times, they've even outperformed Vitality's star player Mathieu "ZywOo" Herbaut despite his...
Polo Slams Odoom For Demotion
Kosta Papic, Mohammed Polo, Edward Nii Odoom Former Ghana international and Hearts of Oak boss, Mohammed Polo, believes Edward Nii Odoom has himself to blame for losing the club’s head coaching position to Serbian trainer Kosta Papic. Following the Phobians disappointing results in their opening two games of the Ghana Premier League (GPL) season, the Accra-based fold moved swiftly to name Papic as new boss, demoting Odoom to the youth side. Hearts were held to a 2-2 draw by Ashanti Gold in their first game before falling to a 1-0 loss to Inter Allies on Sunday. “In modern football, coaches pla...
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Valorant players are frustrated with harsh ranking system
Rank reset is causing players to grind.
Competitive Valorant players feel that it's much too easy to lose rank in Riot Games' tactical shooter. There is a soft reset each competitive season, introduced in Act 2. A soft reset means that a player will be put into "abridged placements" for a series of three games. The matches determine their rank for the next competitive season, meaning players will be placed "slightly lower" than where they ended in the previous Act, according to Riot. "Typically, your Match Rank will land a couple of tiers below where you ended the prior Act, but we’ll be increasing how heavily we weigh performance i...
Juventus star Ronaldo thanks players, coaches and opponents after netting 750th goal
Cristiano Ronaldo thanked "players, coaches and loyal opponents" after the Juventus star scored the 750th goal of his remarkable career. Ronaldo reached the milestone with a simple finish 57 minutes into Juve's 3-0 win over Dynamo Kiev in their Champions League Group G clash on Wednesday. It was his 75th across all competitions for Juve after his 2018 move from Real Madrid – where he scored 450 goals. The 35-year-old, a five-time Ballon d'Or winner, reached that mammoth total for Madrid in just 438 matches across all competitions, following his then world-record move from Manchester United in ...
Kristian Winfield: Welcome to Hard Knocks Brooklyn: The Nets have decisions to make
NEW YORK — Three months ago, the Brooklyn Nets were swept out of the Orlando bubble.The long road from pretending to contending begins now.The doors are ajar at the HSS Training Facility in Industry City, where the Nets have kicked off their socially distant 2020 training camp.The Nets hope camp means camaraderie and continuity. Make no mistake — it unequivocally means competition.There are 21 players vying for 20 training camp invitations, which will be whittled down to 17 total players for the 2020-21 season: 15 guaranteed contracts plus two additional players on two-way hybrid G-League deal...
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Kane out of Spurs squad with injury ahead of LASK trip
Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane will miss Thursday's Europa League tie against LASK with an injury, but is expected to be fine for Sunday's London derby with Arsenal.Spurs manager Jose Mourinho would not specify the nature of the injury but the Portuguese boss remains confident he will return soon for the Premier League leaders."He has a good chance [against Arsenal]. I don't want to lie, I don't want to hide anything in relation to is he going to play or not," said Mourinho on Wednesday. "I think he's going to play. My feeling is that he's going to play."Tottenham need just a draw agains...
Jim Souhan: Stop playing college basketball games, delay the season and give us May Madness instead
MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota women’s basketball team will begin its season on Wednesday with seven players who are healthy and available.The UConn women’s basketball team has canceled three games, delaying the debut of freshman Paige Bueckers because of coronavirus outbreaks, and is only now being allowed to resume small-group practices.The Minnesota men’s basketball team is 3-0 while playing sloppily against inferior opponents, the sloppiness a result of a lack of offseason practice during which their new players may have gained some level of cohesion.This college football season is becoming a...
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