Ibrahimovic tells Paul Pogba to ‘watch and learn’ outrageous skills

first_img The pair know each other well from their time at Manchester United, having moved to Old Trafford in the same transfer window ahead of the 2016/17 season when Jose Mourinho was in charge of the club. Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba took to social media to compete in an outrageous and competitive skill battle on their respective Instagram stories.Advertisement Promoted Content7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World7 Breathtaking Train Stations Around The GlobeWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Here Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet!Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyTop 10 Iconic Personalities On TV Now5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Enigmatic Discoveries That Left Everyone BaffledBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way Loading… Zlatan Ibrahimovic took on former Manchester United team-mate Paul Pogba in a skill battleBoth Zlatan and Pogba demonstrated superb technique and even exchanged some online banter and taunting, with the legendary Swede offering some career advice to the French World Cup winner.Before showing off his skills, Zlatan told Pogba: ‘It’s looking better, much better. But now I’m going to take it to another level. Watch and learn.’Ibrahimovic continued to defy his aging body by showing a range of keep-ups, chest controls and the 38-year-old even managed to bounce the ball over his head despite it being behind him.Pogba had previously shown why he is known as one of the most technically gifted players in world football by showing his round-the-world tricks.Both Ibrahimovic and Pogba helped United win the Europa League and League Cup in 2017 but their partnership on the pitch did not last for long.Pogba showed some nifty flicks and asked Ibrahmovic to show him what he has in his lockerZlatan duly replied with some outrageous skills whilst wearing an LA Lakers shirtThe 38-year-old forward from Sweden continues to defy his age by showing great techniqueA long-term injury to the Swedish striker saw him fazed out of the club in the 2017-18 season, with Zlatan moving to Major League Soccer to play for LA Galaxy.The forward was a revelation over there but decided to leave the club at the end of the 2019 season and is now back at former club AC Milan on a short-term deal.The pair are former Manchester United team-mates dating back to the summer of 2016Read Also: Man City stars show support for Guardiola after mother’s demisePogba, on the other hand, is still at Manchester United and has totaled 150 appearances for the club he started his career at.Despite this long-term loyalty to United, he is rumored to be joining his friend Ibrahimovic in leaving the club within the next few months, with a move to Real Madrid or former club Juventus being lined up for the French midfielder.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Man shoots drinking pal

first_imgILOILO City – A laborer was shot by hisdrinking buddy in Barangay Malapawe, Calinog, Iloilo The 34-year-old resident Robert Mondiawas recuperating at the Western Visayas Medical Center in Mandurriao district.He sustained a gunshot wound on the chest, a police report showed. It was however not immediatelyestablished what triggered the altercation. Officers of the Calinog police stationconducted a manhunt operation against the suspect, who fled after theincident./PNcenter_img According to police investigators, Mondiaand Legaspi were having a drinking spree when a heated argument ensued betweenthem. This prompted Legaspi to shoot Mondia using a 12-gauge shotgun around 6:40p.m. on Jan. 17. The suspect was identified as42-year-old Mondia Rommel Legaspi, also a resident of the village, it added. last_img read more

Neymar still wants Barcelona switch for 2020-21 campaign

first_imgThe Brazilian international has consistently stated his desire to return to the Camp Nou in the last 12 months, but the two clubs are still some way apart in their valuations of him.PSG reportedly quoted the Catalan giants €200m for the 28-year old last summer, but Barcelona rejected that as too high. Paris Saint-Germain striker Neymar still wants to secure his dream summer move back to Barcelona ahead of the 2020-21 season.Advertisement Promoted ContentThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterWhat Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made10 Phones That Can Easily Fit In The Smallest Pocket8 Weird Facts About Coffee That Will Surprise YouThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You Loading… The French club have now lowered their asking price to €150m, with Neymar unlikely to extend his stay at the club beyond 2022.According to the front page of Monday’s edition of Mundo Deportivo, Neymar remains committed to pushing through a deal at all costs.The report adds he also wants to leave PSG on good terms, in order to facilitate a smoother exit from Thomas Tuchel’s side.Read Also: Lionel Messi passed fit for La Liga restartWith the 2019-20 Ligue 1 season already over, Neymar’s final chance to win another title in 2020, comes via the Champions League.Neymar scored in both legs of PSG’s last 16 win over Borussia Dortmund, and Tuchel’s side will fancy their chances of breaking their Champions League quarter final hoodoo when the competition potentially resumes in August.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Aston: We can test England

first_imgIreland coach Mark Aston insists his side can improve on their opening World Cup defeat by Fiji and challenge England at Huddersfield on Saturday. A 32-14 defeat in front of a sell-out partisan crowd of 8,872 at Rochdale on Monday night leaves the Irish needing to pull off a shock win over Steve McNamara’s men in their second group A match at the John Smith’s Stadium to keep alive their outside hopes of reaching the quarter-finals. “We’ve only been together for 10 days so in a very short space of time we’ve had to mould a team together,”Aston said. Press Association “We’ve a short turn-around but we’ll dust ourselves down. We’ll have a look at it tomorrow, train hard Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and we’ll turn up on Saturday. “If they give 100 per cent commitment and be just a little bit smarter towards the end of the sets, I’m sure we can challenge England. “England haven’t been great of late, have they?” England, whose coach Steve McNamara was at the game, will be without forward Sam Burgess on Saturday after he was handed a one-match ban for a high tackle on Australia second-rower Sam Thaiday during their 28-20 defeat in Cardiff. The Fijians, who also ended Ireland’s hopes at the last World Cup in 2008, made a tremendous start to Monday’s match with two tries in the first 12 minutes and winger Akuila Uate ran in two in 10 minutes in the second half to complete his hat-trick. “They came out hard and we knew they would,” Aston added. “They’ve quite a number of NRL players and they were always going to be physical and tough. “We needed to play a bit smarter but up front we had a massive dig. I know they’ll turn up every week and have a dig on Saturday and the Saturday after. I’m proud of what they tried to do and we will only get better.” Trailing 32-4 after 72 minutes, Ireland hit back with late tries from winger Damien Blanch and debutant forward James Hassan to gain some respectability. Aston was delighted with the debuts of NRL-based players Hassan, Brett White, Api Pewhairangi and Rory Kostjasyn. “James Hassan i s a good young kid who was born in London,” he said. “He’s a bonus for us. He will be around the Ireland circuit for a number of years, as Api will and one or two of the others. “Brett White must have been the best player on the pitch by a country mile and I thought Rory Kostjasyn was outstanding as well. They’ve certainly had a massive impact but some other players stood up as well and did themselves proud.” Fiji, who were cheered by the largest expatriate community outside London, will now take on Australia at St Helens on Saturday looking to spring an upset. last_img read more

Wenger defends Gunners commitment

first_img The Gunners boss insisted he is not bothered about the criticism after Saturday’s 1-0 win at West Brom. A banner was unfurled in the away end at the Hawthorns which read ‘Arsene, thanks for the memories but it’s time to say goodbye’. Danny Welbeck’s winner failed to appease some supporters despite the Gunners sitting two points off the top four in the Barclays Premier League. “There are, it’s well known it took Sir Alex Ferguson a long time to have the success he had,” he said. “In today’s climate he wouldn’t have got anywhere and people wouldn’t have seen the most successful manager in British football because he would have lost his job. “That’s where we are, it’s an instant society. Everything is expected in a hurry.” And Irvine feels the wider audience do not understand what it takes to be a top-flight manager. “Probably not,” he said. “I had a very long apprenticeship before I became a manager. I thought I knew what becoming one would be having spent five-and-a-half years as an assistant manager and having done just about every coaching role. “But I found out when I sat in the chair I didn’t know. “It’s like people will think they know (a journalist’s) job and, when they have done it, that’s when they realise they don’t know (what it involves). That’s the way it is.” Arsene Wenger insists his 24/7 approach to managing Arsenal will deliver results as he again defended his position. But, after 18 years in charge of Arsenal, Wenger said he will ignore the jibes and will not waver. He said: “I don’t mind. I do what I love and I think I do it with honesty and total commitment. I invite you to live with me and see in seven days what kind of work we produce and you will see it’s with total commitment. “I think we have shown extreme consistency and that’s all you can do. We’ve had ups and downs in the league, that’s true, but you only come back again when the spirit is strong and united inside the club. “If we have shown consistency it’s because we have that, we have values and respect them.” Welbeck netted on the hour, his 11th goal for club and country this season, after a switch saw him move out to the right and Wenger joked about his tactics. He said: “I never know what a Plan B is. I started to manage a team at the top level in 1983 so, if I am completely useless tactically, I am a genius.” The defeat condemned Albion to a third straight loss without scoring and Baggies fans rounded on head coach Alan Irvine. They host West Ham on Tuesday having won just once in their last eight games in all competitions and Irvine insisted there are too many outside pressures on managers. Press Associationlast_img read more

Syracuse offers students free admission to Maryland game at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday

first_img Published on September 18, 2014 at 11:06 pm Contact Phil: pmdabbra@syr.edu | @PhilDAbb Facebook Twitter Google+ Admission to Syracuse’s game against Maryland on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. in the Carrier Dome will be free to SU students, Otto’s Army tweeted Thursday evening.@OttosArmy’s tweet read: “Thanks to @Cuse and @DunkinDonuts, Saturday’s 12:30 football game against Maryland is FREE for students! We’ll see you there #OrangeNation!”SU Athletics has posted a release confirming the free admission. The release also said that Dunkin Donuts will be serving donuts starting at 10 a.m.Syracuse offered the same deal last year when the Orange hosted Tulane in September. That game was slotted for a 12:30 kickoff time as well. AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Commentslast_img read more

USC offers classes to help non-native English speaking students

first_imgUSC offers its ever-growing international student population of non-native English speakers resources and learning opportunities to boost their English fluency and prepare them for a top-tier university education in the United States.The American Language Institute at the USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts & Sciences provides a range of English language classes, testing services and training opportunities.Operating independently of other linguistics and languages programs within USC Dornsife, ALI provides services catered toward non-native English speakers.Design by Deborah Ho | Daily TrojanAccording to Jim Valentine, director of ALI, the institute focuses largely on improving oral and written English skills.“I would say writing and oral skills, a half-and-half division, are the largest issues for [non-native English speakers],” Valentine said.Valentine notes, however, incoming international students’ English-speaking skills are improving.“We’re seeing better levels of preparation, and in general, quite impressive levels of fluency,” he said.For students who need more assistance with speaking English and perform poorly on the International Student English Exam, ALI offers courses that fulfill USC English language requirements. ALI classes are also availible to all USC students who want to improve their English language skills.Unique initiatives such as the ALI’s International Teaching Assistant program offer non-native English speaking teaching assistants, through collaboration with undergraduate students, the opportunity to improve their English skills and get acquainted with American culture.Graduate students who want to become ITAs are paired with native English-speaking undergraduate student consultants from diverse backgrounds.“We mainly focus on public speaking and also how to communicate with undergraduate students,” said Tony Hsieh, a senior double majoring in music and cinema production and a former undergraduate student consultant. “One part is teaching them how to lecture and give them confidence and the other is to show them student life.”Through weekly interactions, the student consultants are able to pass on linguistic knowledge and cultural awareness to their older peers.“We take them out to restaurants, go to movies with other ITAs, etc.,” Hsieh said. “It’s important for them to know how to connect with undergraduate students that they’ll be teaching.”Woojoo Lee, an ITA from Korea, has found the program beneficial.“It’s always hard to teach in English, [the ITA program] gives us a chance to speak in and practice English,” Lee said. “Usually we have casual conversation, and sometimes I give him some class materials and he corrects my pronunciation.”The program also reciprocally provides value to the undergraduates who work with future ITAs.“Our [ITA] program creates one-on-one situations whereundergrads benefit not only from teaching, but can also learn about the TA’s culture,” said Valentine. “It’s a really exciting program.”last_img read more

Kielan Whitner learns from mistakes to grow as freshman safety

first_imgAn unlucky bounce led to a fumble, a missed tackle led to a touchdown and an unintentional personal foul contributed to an eventual 21-point loss. Each one brought more attention to freshman safety Kielan Whitner for the wrong reasons.Syracuse had a shot in the fourth quarter against South Florida on Oct. 10 but mistakes piled up and Whitner’s were the most glaring.After the game, veteran teammates Ron Thompson and Julian Whigham consoled him in the locker room. Whitner tweeted an apology to his team. He was distraught on the plane. Whitner responded the same way he does after every game. He went to his South Campus apartment, prayed, and only let it sit with him for 24 hours.“You never want to feel like you were the one that hurt your team or made those mistakes that really hurt your team,” Whitner said. “… I really just focused on getting better every week from there.”At the start of the season, defensive coordinator Chuck Bullough knew just three returning safeties wouldn’t provide enough depth. A freshman safety would crack the secondary’s rotation and it turned out to be Whitner.Gathering more playing time due to injuries to other safeties, Whitner has recorded 18 total tackles in the last five games and is coming off his best performance. Against Louisville, he had nine tackles, a forced fumble and a pass breakup. As the freshman continues to adjust to the college game, his progression on the field reflects it.“They’re going to make those mistakes, but do they learn from them?” defensive coordinator Chuck Bullough said. “Now he’s where he’s supposed to be; if he’s supposed to be in the middle of the field, he’s in the middle of the field.”The most important aspect Whitner is working on is reading opposing offenses. Depending on the play call, he has different assignments of where to look. Whitner said if his reads aren’t perfect, he might not be able to make the play. At Mountain View (Georgia) High School, he could get away with it. In college, he can’t.He has to trust his eyes more than ever and Bullough has been impressed with his play just nine games into his career. Whitner’s tackling could improve, he said, but if he’s not in the right position to begin with, that chance doesn’t exist. Facebook Twitter Google+ In high school, Whitner played both safety positions, cornerback and even occasionally outside linebacker.His versatility prepared him for the role he has now. Whether it’s giving breathers to Antwan Cordy at strong safety or Rodney Williams and Chauncey Scissum at free safety, he’s learned to play both spots at the collegiate level.“I’m just kind of a utility guy,” Whitner said. “Whatever they need me to do, I’m going to go do it.”Whitner was told during his recruitment that he’d have a chance to play right away. He thought about it all offseason and has been listed as the second-string strong safety behind Cordy since the beginning of the year. In the first four games, he recorded only three tackles and no other stats. Since, his game has clicked.“Unfortunately, it’s going to be baptism by fire,” Syracuse head coach Scott Shafer said, “… (but) Whit’s doing a great job. I’m excited about his future.”His willingness and ability to play strong and free safety has created opportunities. And recently, Whitner’s taken advantage.Whitner knows there’s still a lot to improve on. He only spent 24 hours after Louisville thinking about the game and he’ll only spend 24 hours after playing Clemson thinking about that.That mindset is what’s gotten him to this point and, like his improvement, he doesn’t plan on changing.“You can’t be too high, you can’t be too low,” Whitner said. “You just got to stay steady.” Comments Published on November 12, 2015 at 9:38 pm Contact Paul: pmschwed@syr.edu | @pschweds Related Stories Syracuse football stock watch after loss to South Florida2-star cornerback Whitner flips from Appalachian State to Syracuse Jessica Sheldon | Staff Photographerlast_img read more

Women’s basketball squeaks by Utah at home

first_imgIt was a low-scoring first quarter, as Minyon Moore scored the first points of the contest on a layup with six minutes remaining in the period. The Trojan defense swarmed the Utes, causing 10 turnovers in the first quarter.  USC finished the season 17-12 and 7-11 in the Pac-12. The conference tournament begins Thursday in Las Vegas. Both teams continued to struggle offensively in the second quarter, combining for 2-for-25 from the field until a three from graduate student guard Sarah Porter put the Utes up 22-18. Mazyck walked off the court with a leg injury before the last possession of the half and did not return. A Minyon Moore layup at the buzzer made the score 26-23 Utah at the half.  The Trojan women’s basketball team ended the regular season on a high note with two weekend victories. The first came in an 84-77 victory over Colorado at Galen Center Friday night, followed by an 83-77 overtime win against Utah.  Colorado started off hot, taking a 12-6 lead in the first five minutes of regulation. Sophomore guard Mya Hollingshed scored 10 of the first 12 points for Colorado. Scoring from guards junior Minyon Moore and senior Aliyah Mazyck matched the Buffaloes’ run early, and a 3-pointer from junior forward Ja’Tavia Tapley tied the game at 12. At the end of the quarter, the score was 21-17 Colorado.  The teams traded blows to start the overtime period. With just over two minutes remaining, Minyon Moore picked up her fifth personal foul, ending her night.  Overbeck and Caldwell contributed perfect trips to the line, and the Trojan defense got two straight stops, putting USC up 81-77 with 16 seconds left. Caldwell’s last trip to the line secured the victory for USC. Redshirt freshman guard Shalexxus Aaron’s fifth three of the night put the Trojans up 3 but was quickly answered by a three from Utah senior forward Megan Huff at the top of the key to tie the game at 77 with one minute to go.  Junior forward Kayla Overbeck returned from a first-quarter leg injury to add 6 points in the second half, as the Trojans extended their lead to 12. After a quick 5-1 run, Colorado senior guard Alexis Robinson hit a 3-pointer to bring the Trojan lead down to single-digits.  The Moore sisters combined for 43 points, while Aaron added 17, including five 3-pointers.  The game opened up in the second half, as evidenced by USC’s 23 points in the fourth quarter, matching its first half output. In the last minute of regulation, the score was 62-58 Utah.  With .06 seconds left in the half, Moore inbounded to Mazyck, who tipped in a last second buzzer-beater to bring the lead to 39-30 by the half. USC finished the half on a 10-0 run.  “To be down by [4] with 50 seconds to go in the game, the team didn’t quit,” head coach Mark Trakh said. “The kids showed huge heart.”  However, the Trojans wouldn’t quit, as a quick step-back three from Mariya Moore and two free throws from Minyon Moore brought their deficit down to two. Utah went 1-for-2 from the line after being intentionally fouled and Mariya Moore hit another 3-pointer to make the score 67-66 Utah. USC held its lead for the entirety of the fourth quarter, and a quick run from the Buffaloes in the last minute was not enough to take the win from the Trojans. Senior Mariya Moore was an integral part of the Trojans’ victory over Utah Sunday. Her 25 points led the team, and her 3-pointer with 6 seconds left in regulation helped USC reach overtime. (Sinead Chang/Daily Trojan) “I know in overtime my legs were shaking,” Mariya Moore said, “So for [Desiree] to come in clutch like that was great.” Mazyck finished with a game-high 30 points on 10-of-16 shooting, hitting 5-of-6 shots from beyond the arc. The Trojans forced 15 turnovers, which they converted into 27 points.  USC finished the regular season Sunday at home against Utah with a thrilling 83-77 overtime victory. Mazyck, Mariya Moore and forwards Cheyanne Wallace and Marguerite Effa were honored on Senior Day in their last home game as Trojans.  Utah senior guard Erika Bean stepped to the line and made the front end of a one-and-one, but missed the second. In the ensuing scrum for the rebound, USC freshman guard Desiree Caldwell was fouled. On the other end of the floor, she hit two clutch free throws that tied the game 68-68, and the game went to overtime. “We’re the underdogs,” Mariya Moore said of the tournament. “But honestly, I love being the underdogs more. You surprise people. We’re excited, and we’re not ready for the season to be over.”last_img read more

Wins for Tipp trainers at Dublin and Limerick meetings

first_imgStock photo of horse racing | Photo © Pixabay The Noel Meade runner came home ahead of Balko Des Flos at odds of 8 to 1, with Outlander back in 3rd.It was a disappointing run for triple Gold Cup winner Sizing John who finished well behind, as did second favourite Yorkhill.That was the second of two Grade Ones on Day 3, with Apple’s Jade winning the Christmas Hurdle for Gordon Elliot.However the race was marred by the death of Nichols Canyon who suffered a fatal fall at the half-way stage.The Willie Mullins 7 year old won eight Grade Ones, and was also the only horse to beat Faugheen when he won the Morgiana Hurdle two years ago.Victory for Apple’s Jade was the second of the day for Elliot, while Noel Meade also took the final race of the day with Snow Falcon.Meanwhile there was also success for Tipperary at today’s card in Limerick – Fethard trainer Harry Kelly saddled a welcome winner when Great Trango ran out a game scorer in the opening race while Joseph O’Brien’s High Sparrow took the closing race. There was further success for Tipperary at both Leopardstown and Limerick today .Joseph O’Brien enjoyed back to back winners with Hardback in the 1.50 Novice Handicap Hurdle and Alighted in the 2.25 Flat Race.Road to Respect has claimed the Leopardstown Christmas Chase in a 1-2-3 for the Gigginstown House Stud.last_img read more