A’s put Piscotty on the injured list, cross fingers it’s not worse than a sprain

first_imgANAHEIM – The A’s placed rightfielder Stephen Piscotty on the 10-day injured list Sunday, pending the results of an MRI on his right knee.The MRI is Monday, A’s manager Bob Melvin said.Piscotty was injured Saturday night when he slid awkwardly into second base while trying to stretch as single in the sixth inning. Oakland was already playing without designated hitter Khris Davis, who was hit by a pitch on the left hand in the series opener on Thursday night and hasn’t played since.Scary …last_img read more

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Helping Children Deal with Disappointment

first_imgKara was very excited! Mom was finally coming home after an 8-month deployment, which to 4-year-old Kara seemed like forever.  She and her dad had made a paper chain to count down the days until Mom came home. Every morning after breakfast she would tear off another link and count how many days were left. It was always the first thing she would tell her child care provider, Deanne, when she walked in the door.Today when Kara came in, Deanne immediately noticed that something was wrong. Kara clearly had been crying and she clung to her dad’s leg. When Deanne gave Dad a questioning look, he quietly said, “Kara’s mom’s homecoming has been delayed. With only six days left, her orders have changed – it’s going to be another three weeks. Kara is devastated….well, we both are.” Deanne’s heart sank. How was she going to help this precious little girl through such a huge disappointment?Events don’t always turn out the way we expect them to…not in life and certainly not in military life! Dealing with disappointments is hard enough for adults, but for young children who don’t have the reasoning skills, emotional maturity, or past experience that we adults do, it’s especially hard. They need all the support we can give them to not only weather the disappointment but to develop resilience skills that will serve them the next time disappointment comes – which it inevitably will!Here are three steps that you can take with the young children in your care when a disappointment throws them for a loop. These steps will help, whether they are facing the small disappointments that part of everyday life or one as large and upsetting as Kara’s.Acknowledge FeelingsThe first step in helping a child bounce back from disappointment is to listen to the emotion she is expressing (either directly, in the words she says, or indirectly, through her behavior) and let her know you hear and understand. Sometimes adults want to rush too quickly through the unhappiness, trying to distract children or minimize the emotions (“Don’t cry…it’s okay.”). While this might make us feel better, it sends the unintentional message to kids that they can’t be sad around us or that they shouldn’t feel sad or angry. We don’t need to dwell on it overly long, but we do need to acknowledge their emotions: “That’s so disappointing, Kara. You and your dad are both sad, aren’t you? I would be sad, too, if I were expecting my mom to come and she couldn’t.” It’s amazing how simply listening and empathizing can help children (and adults!) feel ready to move beyond their hurt.Reframe Once we’ve addressed the emotions of the situation, then it’s time to turn the focus to the child’s thinking. Now the best way to help is to turn her thinking from the negative aspects of the situation that she can’t change to thinking about positive aspects of the future, a resiliency strategy sometimes called “reframing.” In Kara’s situation, Deanne might help her focus her thoughts on when her mom does come home, even though it will be later than expected. Deanne can tap into Kara’s imagination and talk with her about what that will feel like when she sees her mom and what she would like to do with her once her mom is home. Focusing on positive events in the future helps Kara feel hopeful, and hope is key to dealing with disappointment. It reinforces the message that, although this feels bad now, it’s temporary – we’ll get through it.Prompt ActionA final step that we can take to support a disappointed child is to encourage her to think about something that she can do. There are many things about military children’s lives that they have no control over. But that doesn’t mean they have to feel completely helpless. Another key characteristic of resilient people is that, once they have focused on a positive future (reframing), they take action to get there. What might that mean for Kara? There are lots of things that Deanne could suggest to Kara. Action could be as simple as encouraging Kara to draw a picture for her mom to help her mom feel better. Or it could be something as engaging as asking Kara to help plan a special “Welcome Home” party at child care for when her mom is home. The goal is to think about the kinds of things that the individual child enjoys doing and suggest ways that he or she could put those abilities and interests into action. We all feel better when we can do something postive in the face of a difficult situation, and children are certainly no different!As much as parents and other caring adults may want to protect children from ever experiencing disappointment, we can’t. So instead we help children learn and practice the attitudes and skills of bouncing back from disappointment. That is a gift that will serve them well for the rest of their lives.If you are interested in digging more deeply into what research says about developing resiliency in children, check out “Resiliency: What We Have Learned,” by Bonnie Benard (2004, published by WestEd)._____________________________This blog post was written by Kathy Reschke, Child Care Leader at Military Families Learning Network.last_img read more

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Depleted UST stuns La Salle in 3 sets for share of 3rd spot

first_imgView comments PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem MLB near deal for rosters to expand to 26 in 2020 LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “I told them that we had to use Milena’s absence as motivation because it’s difficult to replace her 15, 17 points per game production so what we did was limit out errors.”Alessandrini averaged 15.7 points through her first three games and UST did limit its errors to compensate for the firepower of the Season 80 Rookie of the Year.UST, which averages 35 errors a game, managed to limit its faults to just 18 against La Salle.Rondina was again UST’s leading scorer in the game with 19 points while rookie Eya Laure had 15 with Dimdim Pacres adding eight.Dela Cruz, Norielle Ipac, and Aduke Ogunsanya had eight points apiece for the Lady Spikers.ADVERTISEMENT UST Golden Tigresses celebrate a point against the La Salle Lady Spikers in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament Wednesday, March 6, 2019, at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Ailing and all, University of Santo Tomas needed only three sets to take down defending champion De La Salle, 25-20, 25-22, 25-17, in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Golden Tigresses, who played without injured star Milena Alessandrini, rolled to their third win in five games for a share of the third spot with Far Eastern University and La Salle.ADVERTISEMENT P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbedcenter_img 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash MOST READ P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Facing up against a shell-shocked La Salle side, the Golden Tigresses kept up their advances and built a 21-13 lead off of a 10-3 run after Cherry Rondina’s block on Jolina Dela Cruz.Rondina then scored on a spike that bounced off two Lady Spikers that put the Golden Tigresses at the 24-17 match point just before an erroneous Desiree Cheng attempt sealed the victory for UST.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesUST head coach Kung Fu Reyes said the team dedicated the win to the injured Alessandrini who suffered a knee injury on Saturday during UST’s match against Far Eastern University.“This is certainly a big win for us and we’re also motivated because of Amiga,” said Reyes in Filipino. “We wantedto win the game against FEU but we really came up short so now the players were mentally and physically prepared that’s why that was the outcome.” Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

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World Federation of Consuls Cements Global Presence

first_imgPresident of the World Federation of Consuls, Arnold Foote, says the organisation has cemented its presence in every region and is becoming a strong source of influence worldwide. Speaking at an awards dinner hosted by the Consular Corps of Jamaica for visiting Directors of the World Federation of Consuls, at the Wyndham Hotel in Kingston on January 25, Mr. Foote said he is honoured to work and serve the Board of Directors of FICAC [International Federation of Consular Associations]. He said much has been accomplished over the days of the meeting of Directors. “We had a very interesting time and I am very pleased that we accomplished much,” Mr. Foote added. During the dinner, members of the Consular Corps of Jamaica who have done outstanding work were honoured with the Federation’s medal of honour. “Our 30th anniversary has allowed us to move from one state to the other and give awards to the consuls of that state, who have performed admirably for their corps and their country,” he said. Mr. Foote was re-elected unopposed as President of the World Federation of Consuls for a third consecutive term. The newly elected Board of Directors of the World Federation of Consuls, a global network of Consular Associations created to support and improve the status, legitimacy and effectiveness of all consular officers in all receiving States, visited Jamaica from January 23 to 26. Some of the visiting consuls who attended the dinner included the Hon. Costas Lefkaritis, Vice-President of the Consular Corps of Cyprus; Hon. Aykut Eken, Consul General of Jamaica to Turkey; Hon. Nikolaos Margaropoulos, Consul General of the Philippines to Greece; Hon. Dr. Mirza Baig,Consul of The Republic of Yemen to Pakistan; Hon. Elaine Davis of Trinidad; Hon. Otunba Lawal of Nigeria; and Hon. Mohammad Shajaham of Bangladesh. The Federation was established in Copenhagen in October 1982.last_img read more

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Roku aims to raise 252 million with IPO

first_imgNEW YORK, N.Y. – Video streaming pioneer Roku hopes to raise just over $252 million in an initial public offering as it tries to expand into more households.The Los Gatos, California, company on Monday said it would offer about 18 million shares of stock at $14 apiece.The company had 15.1 million active accounts as of June 30 and claims that its users streamed more than 6.7 billion hours over the six-month period ending June 30.Roku is still unprofitable and has amassed $244 million in losses since it was founded in 2002. The company generates most of its revenue from selling its streaming players, but it’s increasingly bringing in money from advertising and commissions from subscriptions and other transactions made on its devices.Roku’s growth strategy also includes boosting its content offerings.Increasingly, Roku is competing with Amazon, Google and Apple as streaming video becomes a more popular option among people looking to cut the cord and move away from traditional cable service. Roku has emerged as the U.S. market leader in streaming players, with a 37 per cent share during the first three months of this year, according to the market research firm Park Associates. Amazon Fire TV ranked second with a 24 per cent market share, followed by Google’s Chromecast at 18 per cent and Apple TV at 15 per cent.Most of Roku is currently owned by Anthony Wood, its founder and CEO, and Menlo Ventures, a venture capital firm. Wood, who previously invented one of the first digital video recorders, owns a 28 per cent stake in Roku and Menlo Ventures has a 35 per cent stake.last_img read more

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Divorce can result in battles over efforts to alter spousal agreements

first_imgTORONTO — A battle between Rudy Giuliani and one of his ex-wives has cast a spotlight on an issue affecting a growing number of Canadians. The former New York City mayor’s efforts to cut spousal support to one of his ex-wives because his income shrunk this year has sparked some interest among older divorcees facing similar battles, says a Toronto family lawyer.“I think this is becoming a pervasive issue as we see things like grey divorces,” says Diana Isaac of the Shulman Law Firm.Celebrities, athletes and well-paid professionals who end longstanding marriages often face obligations to pay significant sums to their former spouses. Spousal support — distinct from child support —is most likely to be paid when there is a large discrepancy between the spouses’ incomes after they separate and if one spouse is the primary caregiver of young children. As incomes change, pressure can mount to alter those agreements.However, changing spousal support isn’t just done on a whim. Courts only entertain alterations if the change in income — either higher or lower — is so significant and unforeseen that would make the original order unfair or unreasonable, Isaac said.Particulars about the relationship are considered: Did one spouse not work because they stayed home to care for the children or household? How long was the marriage? Was that spouse’s earning power affected because they were out of the job market for many years?The main reasons for seeking a change in spousal support include a large increase in an ex-spouse’s income; one of the parties being forced into early retirement; bankruptcy; and when one enters into a new relationship with support obligations to a new partner and/or children.Some agreements have terms while others only end at death.A couple married for 30 years where one person is highly dependent on the breadwinner likely wouldn’t see spousal support terminated because the prospect of them becoming economically self-sufficient in their 50s is remote, she said.With more people marrying at an older age after accumulating their own assets, pre-nuptial agreements or marriage contracts are often entered into regardless of gender, Isaac said.One Canadian woman who spent years battling with her ex-husband over spousal and child support said in hindsight that a marriage contract would have saved heartache and huge legal bills.“It was the worst waste of money ever,” said “Arlene” in an interview, on condition she not be identified because she fears for her safety for talking publicly about her situation.Arlene estimates she spent more than $500,000 over the past six years in legal fees and the spousal and child support she was required to pay her ex-husband even though their three children lived with her full-time.Both spouses went through years of hearings, family psychological testing and evaluation trying to get orders changed.Arlene said she tried to get the court’s order changed by arguing her ex-husband’s stated income was underreported, while he sought to be absolved of final payments he was required to make, before they recently came to a final agreement.“I thought I was a smart businesswoman but I did not see it coming and I was definitely not prepared,” she said.The cost of changing a spousal agreement varies widely depending on the complexity of finances, how much work is required to prove income and the combativeness of the ex-spouses.“Trials can end up being six figures,” Isaac says, adding in some cases seeking a change in support costs more than the original divorce.Cases involving very high-income earners or high-profile people can be contentious, but often the parties don’t want to go to court to air out their private business. The alternative can be mediation or arbitration.In Canada, where spousal support rules are set out in the federal Divorce Act, payers of spousal support can claim a tax-deduction if it is paid monthly but not if paid in a lump sum, while payments are taxable for recipients. More than 2.5 million Canadians were classified as divorced or separated according to the 2016 census.Common-law partners may be entitled to spousal support across Canada except in Quebec. With Canada’s no-fault divorce law, the reasons behind the marriage’s collapse doesn’t affect a spouse’s financial obligations to the other spouse.Ross Marowits, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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The Mets Rise And Fall With Doc Gooden And Darryl Strawberry

Most WAR in a player’s debut season, 1901-2016 Best under-26 combos in MLB history Kerry WoodCHC53.13.041.142785 2015Kris Bryant23CHC6.50.06.5 Does not include players who, by rule, retained Rookie of the Year award eligibility into subsequent seasons.Source: Fangraphs 1912PHAEddie Collins36.4Frank Baker26.663.0 With Gooden and Strawberry blossoming into megastars, the Mets seemed poised to build on their ’86 Series victory and form a full-blown dynasty. But the duo’s on-field accomplishments were masking a variety of personal demons — issues that would ultimately derail their careers and dash New York’s hopes of long-term dominance.Gooden and Strawberry were both products of alcoholic fathers; Darryl’s was abusive, Doc’s was relentlessly overbearing. And practically from the start of their pro careers, the two plunged into their own cycles of violence and substance abuse. Both men built an ugly legacy of violence against women. Gooden missed the Mets’ 1986 World Series parade because of drugs and tested positive for cocaine the next spring, the opening entries in a long list of personal problems. Strawberry clashed with teammates and spent multiple stints in rehab for drug and alcohol addiction. Gooden contemplated suicide; Strawberry relapsed into drug use even after recovering from cancer. They became the faces of decadence, wasted talent and the full range of cultural pathologies attached to star athletes in the roaring 1980s.For a time, both players were able to perform well despite the personal turmoil. (Each was able to produce at least 6.5 WAR — the mark of a strong All-Star or borderline MVP — in 1990, even as their off-field lives were crumbling.) But ultimately, neither player’s career lived up to the expectations set in their early careers. Depending on which WAR variant you use,4Aside from 1985, FanGraphs’ version of WAR held Gooden in higher regard than Baseball-Reference’s in 10 of Gooden’s first 11 MLB seasons. Gooden’s career total fell about 10 wins shy of what could have been expected from similar players as a young pitcher. Likewise, Strawberry missed the career WAR totals of his comparables by 22 wins.Just as the emergence of Gooden and Strawberry fueled the Mets’ surprising turnaround after the 1983 season, their twin downfalls contributed to the Mets’ collapse in the early-to-mid 1990s. After the 1990 season, when Doc and Darryl led New York to a 91-71 record in their last year together, the same next-five-years prediction model from above would have expected 87 wins per year from the Mets’ 1991-95 seasons. Instead, the team averaged 73 victories over that span, the 17th-biggest shortfall of the 162-game era.Strawberry bolted to the Dodgers as a free agent in November 1990 and made the All-Star team his first season in LA, but he was never the same again. Gooden stuck around in New York for a few more years before a drug suspension cost him the entire 1995 season and ended his tenure with the club. And the Mets had the worst record in baseball from 1991 to 1996.It was a stunning collapse for all parties involved and a reminder of how fragile a gifted core of young superstars can be. Just as quickly as extraordinary talent can breathe new life into a flagging franchise, it can also pave the way for disappointment, leaving a generation of fans wondering what might have been.Check out our latest MLB predictions. YEARPLAYERAGETEAMBATTINGPITCHINGTOTAL 1957NYYMickey Mantle52.4Bill Skowron11.363.7 1984Dwight Gooden19NYM0.28.38.5 1922STLRogers Hornsby57.5Austin McHenry10.367.8 WAR Masahiro TanakaNYY64.02.390.97873 YEARTEAMPLAYER 1CAREER WARPLAYER 2CAREER WARTOTAL WAR PLAYERTEAMIPERAWHIPBBSO 1913WSHWalter Johnson45.8Clyde Milan21.467.2 2001Albert Pujols21STL7.20.07.2 By most measures, 1983 was yet another miserable summer in New York for what had become the National League’s worst franchise. The Mets finished dead last in the NL, 23 games out of first place, and came in under 70 wins for the seventh consecutive season. Worse yet, ace pitcher Tom Seaver, easily the Mets’ best player to that point in franchise history, was snapped up by the White Sox after the season because general manager Frank Cashen neglected to protect him from inclusion in the free-agent compensation pool.But 1983 also had bright spots. In addition to the midseason acquisition of 1979 NL co-MVP Keith Hernandez, the Mets had in their minor-league system a pair of prospects who would soon dramatically improve the team’s fortunes. Those players — outfielder Darryl Strawberry and pitcher Dwight “Doc” Gooden — are the subject of a 30 for 30 documentary that premieres tonight on ESPN, and their story highlights how quickly superstar phenoms can help remake a franchise in tatters.It also underscores how, just as quickly, everything can evaporate.Strawberry was the first of the Mets’ two whiz kids to reach the majors, early in that otherwise ill-fated 1983 season. When he arrived from AAA Tidewater on May 6, the Mets were 6-15 and 10 games out of the NL lead. Things would get worse before they got better. During his first month in The Show, Strawberry hit just .164 and struck out once every 2.5 at-bats. But five weeks into his career, he finally started to figure out big-league pitching: From June 7 onward, Strawberry posted a .936 OPS (on-base plus slugging) — better than eventual league MVP Dale Murphy. After the season, Strawberry was named the NL’s Rookie of the Year.Gooden didn’t make his debut until the following season, but he quickly proved to be Strawberry’s equal as a prospect. In his first two months of major-league action, Gooden struck out 73 batters, one of the highest totals ever in a pitcher’s first nine career starts:1Sadly, we can’t say exactly where it ranked among a pitcher’s first nine starts because Baseball-Reference.com’s game finder tool can only search within a pitcher’s first nine career appearances, whether as a starter or in relief. In the table below, I limited the search to pitchers for whom all of their first nine appearances were starts. 1913DETTy Cobb63.4Donie Bush21.384.7 1988NYMDwight Gooden33.8Darryl Strawberry24.958.7 Jose DeLeonPIT71.02.030.922780 1977Mitchell Page25OAK6.20.06.2 1934PHAJimmie Foxx55.9Pinky Higgins7.463.3 2001Ichiro Suzuki27SEA6.00.06.0 Only includes pitchers for whom their first nine games were starts.Source: Baseball-Reference.com 1962CINFrank Robinson43.4Vada Pinson20.864.2 1935NYGMel Ott53.6Hal Schumacher10.564.1 1949Don Newcombe23BKN0.35.65.9 1977TEXBert Blyleven53.0Jim Sundberg11.764.7 Those five seasons were the apex for Doc and Straw. Strawberry had the effortless power and discerning eye of a young Reggie Jackson. He could also run, swiping at least 25 bases every season from 1984 to 1988. Among a stellar class of young outfielders in the mid-to-late 1980s that included Barry Bonds, Rickey Henderson, Tim Raines and Tony Gwynn, Strawberry was staking his claim near the top of the list.Gooden, meanwhile, was a monumental talent, at his peak one of the most dominant pitchers this side of Pedro Martinez. In 1984 — at age 19! — Doc’s fielding independent pitching (FIP) was 1.69, still the seventh-lowest (relative to the league) ever in a single season. He followed that up with a 1.53 ERA as a 20-year-old, the 12th-lowest (again, relative to league average) ever recorded in a season.It was one of the most masterful stretches by a pitcher ever, and it helped Gooden produce the 20th-best pair of back-to-back WAR seasons by a pitcher in major league history, all before his 21st birthday. It also included the bulk of a magical 50-start span that stretched from late in the 1984 season into early 1986, during which Gooden allowed an infinitesimal 1.38 ERA, struck out 4.6 batters for each one he walked and led the Mets to a 41-9 record when he took the mound.During that five-year run, the Mets won at least 90 games every year, breaking the mythic 100-win barrier twice. They won the World Series in 1986 and came within a game of going to another in 1988. And Doc and Darryl were the driving forces. They finished 1-2 on the team in WAR over that span and became the 20th-most-productive pair of teammates under age 26 in baseball history. Stephen StrasburgWSH54.12.321.071575 Thanks to another 25-homer, .800-OPS season from Strawberry and a strong performance by Hernandez (who finished second on the team — and 14th among NL hitters — with 5.7 WAR), the 1984 Mets ended the season with 90 victories, a 22-game improvement over the previous year.It was the start of a turnaround unlike just about any in modern baseball history. If you’d taken those ghastly 1983 Mets and built a simple regression model predicting how many games they’d win over the next five seasons — based on things like how many WAR they had on the roster (not many); how young their batters and pitchers were2Weighted by WAR. (not very); and the size of the market in which they played3Based on both long-term franchise payroll trends and metro-area population, divvied up for multiteam cities according to the process my colleague Nate Silver used here. (large, but cramped by the crosstown Yankees’ slice of the New York media pie) — you’d have guessed the Mets would win about 77 games per season from 1984 to 1988. In reality, they averaged 98 wins a season over that span, the second-biggest positive differential between forecast and fact since the NL adopted the 162-game schedule in 1962: 1958NYYMickey Mantle61.2Andy Carey11.272.4 Herb ScoreCLE72.02.881.294582 1941NYYJoe DiMaggio46.0Joe Gordon22.468.4 1921NYYBabe Ruth57.7Bob Meusel8.065.7 1942Johnny Pesky22BOS6.10.06.1 Hideo NomoLAD57.02.841.263475 Ages as of July 1 of the season in question.Source: Fangraphs 1939Ted Williams20BOS7.10.07.1 1914WSHWalter Johnson53.8Chick Gandil10.464.2 Dwight GoodenNYM51.13.681.252573 And he was just getting started. Those strikeout-happy first two months actually were the worst stretch of Gooden’s rookie year; he would post a 2.27 ERA from June onward and finish the season second in the voting for NL Cy Young and first in the Rookie of the Year race. Gooden’s rookie campaign was so dominant that, according to FanGraphs’ wins above replacement, it was the most valuable debut season by any player — pitcher or otherwise — since 1901: 1913PHAEddie Collins45.4Jack Barry17.062.4 1929NYYLou Gehrig40.2Tony Lazzeri20.961.1 1943Lou Klein24STL6.10.06.1 1958MILEddie Mathews45.2Hank Aaron28.473.6 1932NYGMel Ott33.2Freddie Lindstrom25.558.7 1985NYYRickey Henderson41.8Dave Righetti17.259.0 1914BOSTris Speaker48.0Joe Wood25.073.0 1911Pete Alexander24PHI-0.47.26.8 read more

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Gallery OSU vs Rutgers

The Ohio State Buckeyes kicked off Big Ten play against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights on Oct. 1. The Buckeyes won 58-0. Coach Meyer stands in front of the team before the Buckeyes take the field against Rutgers on Oct. 1. The Buckeyes won 58-0. Credit: Mason Swires | Assistant Photo Editor

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Gattuso likens Piatek to Tomasson

first_imgGennaro Gattuso has compared Milan new boy Krzysztof Piatek to Danish legend Jon Dahl Tomasson.Piatek who recently joined Milan from Genoa played in the barren draw against Napoli and his manager has seen enough to liken him to former teammate Tomasson.Tomasson was not a regular starter at Milan but scored 35 goals in three seasons, winning a Champions League and earning praise for his battling qualities.“We have to pick up from where we left off in the first 50 minutes, showing the same character,” Gattuso told Milan TV and Cited on Football Italia ahead of his side’s Coppa Italia quarter-final against Napoli on Tuesday.“We stopped dribbling in the last 30 minutes and were stretched, so all of Napoli’s qualities came out.“We must have the desire to play and show our faces, dribbling well. We need experience. We’re a young team and we need games like these.“For us to get back to being competitive, we need consistency in our performances, game and mentality.Piatek is ready to make his debut as a starter with the AC Milan shirt tomorrow night in the Coppa Italia quarter-finals against Napoli once again. Gennaro Gattuso is seriously thinking about it and a final decision will be made between tonight and tomorrow morning. pic.twitter.com/yu9JpVotxtCristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie 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….— AC Milan Africa (@africa_milan) January 28, 2019“We’ve shown it at times, but we still have too many ups and downs. Piatek reminds me of Tomasson. He had some very specific characteristics.“Jon never spared himself in training and gave us a huge hand, also when he played from the start.“Piatek has just joined, but I like him already. He’s a curious lad who looks at photos at Milanello: he likes to observe, talk and experience the structure here first hand.“It’s something beautiful. Will he start tomorrow? Him or Cutrone will play. Caldara and Biglia yesterday did some light work with us yesterday.“They’re working to improve their physical level and I think they’ll be available in a week.“We’re very happy with them, they have great desire to return and have shown it through the commitment they’ve been putting in.”last_img read more

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