Sophie Cunningham on Thursday officially made the roster of the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury.Mizzou’s all-time leading scorer in women’s basketball was drafted by the club in April.Cunningham makes her regular season debut on Saturday afternoon at defending WNBA champion Seattle.
Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/ Maurizio Sarri says he will not make any changes to Juventus’ free-kick hierarchy, despite Cristiano Ronaldo’s poor conversion rate. There have been calls for Miralem Pjanic and Paulo Dybala to replace Ronaldo as Juve’s default free-kick taker, with the Portuguese statistically Serie A’s worst. However, Sarri made it clear before tomorrow’s trip to Lecce that he would leave duties to the discretion of the No 7 and Pjanic. “It’ll be a difficult match against a team who always propose their own style of play, even when they’re in trouble,” he said at a Press conference. “There will be many variables to deal with, like the heat, which can be an obstacle as it was in Florence, but we must be able to overcome these difficulties too. “Right now we don’t have that many options to rotate, but we’ll change something based on the condition of the players. “Bonucci’s always played, we’ll see if we can give him a breather. Douglas Costa isn’t ready yet and De Sciglio also needs a few more days. “I often talk to Ronaldo. Even for him he’ll occasionally need to rest. We’ll see when, based on how he feels. “Cristiano and Miralem decide over free kicks, it’s down to them. I’ve asked for a few things from Pjanic, without changing his nature, and he did well to make himself available. “He’s expressing himself at very high levels.”
Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/ Another Celtic fan has been stabbed in Rome, with 12 Lazio ultras also arrested in the aftermath of last night’s Europa League clash. Local reports state the Celtic fan, who was only 20 years old, was taken to hospital in the early hours of Friday morning. As for the arrest of Lazio ultras, it came as the 9,000-strong Scottish support was leaving the Olimpico, celebrating their side’s 2-1 win to reach the Europa League last 32. The group had staged an unprovoked attack on Celtic fans, which led to one police offer also needing medical treatment for a fracture. Despite their attempts to flee the crime scene, 12 of the ultras were eventually caught and booked by officers. Two Celtic supporters were also stabbed before kick-off, which led their club to issue strict travel guidelines – among them not to wear green and white.
Agent says Chelsea midfielder Jorginho fancies Italy returnby Paul Vegas11 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveJorginho’s agent says the Chelsea midfielder has the desire to return to Italy.The Italy international has improved under new Blues boss Frank Lampard this season, but Santos says he could return to a top club in Serie A.”In football everything is possible, the desire to return [to Italy] is always there,” said Joao Santos.”With the experience gained in the Premier could make a great contribution to Serie A.”He could play in the two or three times fighting for the Scudetto.”Santos added: “It’s been a positive year for him, he is doing well in the national team. He always scores penalties… I think Jorginho will do very well in the next European Championships, and why not also in the next World Cup? “On the other hand, there are not so many opportunities in the national team and we always have to be ready for every game.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
With consumers becoming more and more concerned about the origins of the products that they buy, pleather, faux fur and other cruelty-free fabrics are more popular than ever – and everyone from high-street retailers such as H&M and Topshop to top designers Vivienne Westwood and Stella McCartney are meeting consumers’ demand for animal-free fashion.PETA Approved Vegan LogoNow, PETA – with the help of judges Sadie Frost and Meg Mathews – is recognizing the best cruelty-free contributions to the fashion world in the first-ever PETA-Approved Vegan Fashion Awards. The awards mark the launch of PETA’s new logo, which designers and retailers can use to identify vegan clothes and accessories that they sell online or in stores.“My two greatest passions are fashion and helping animals, so I was thrilled when PETA asked me to help judge their fashion awards”, says Frost, the founder of popular fashion and lingerie line Frost French. “It’s phenomenal how many retailers and top designers are using pleather, micro-suede and faux cashmere in their collections, and the quality is amazing. The new fabrics are kinder not only to animals but also to the environment. So with ethical consumerism on the rise – and its increasing importance to young people – retailers need to respond by using compassionately produced materials if they don’t want to be left behind.”The winners include Vivienne Westwood for Most Stylish Handbag, Ted Baker for Most Stylish Men’s Bag, Stella McCartney for Most Stylish Women’s Shoes and H&M for Most Stylish Men’s Shoes.Other retailers to take home prizes include Topshop, New Look, AllSaints and Burton. Bo Carter – known for her bright, playful designs and her refusal to use fur or leather – picked up the award for Most Talented New Designer.For more information and to see all the winners, visit PETAApprovedFashion.org.uk.
International Rescue Committee ambassador and actor, Mandy Patinkin, urged leaders across Europe and the United States to expand legal routes for refugees caught in limbo, at the end of a 5-day visit to Greece, Serbia and Germany to bear witness to the refugee crisis in Europe.As the political climate becomes increasingly hostile towards refugees, and the Trump administration perpetuates counterproductive and cruel policies, Patinkin called on political leaders to show compassion.Patinkin traveled from the Greek island of Lesbos, where he met refugees who have been stranded there since the implementation of the EU-Turkey deal began on March 20, 2016, to Serbia where he met with refugees who have extremely limited legal options to move forward with their journeys. He ended his trip in Germany, where he met with a family he had first met on Lesbos over one year ago, who have now been given asylum.On Lesbos, Patinkin spent time with a family from Afghanistan who have been stalled on the island since March 20, 2016. They fled for their safety. Taer, the 38-year-old father of two, was a street peddler in Kabul. He described how every day was a day filled with fear. “Every bomb explosion was in the city,” he said. “We were afraid every day. It was daily life. If you go out you never know if you will be back or not.” His daughters, Attife, (11), and Hanife, (8), walked through snow up to their necks on their treacherous journey in search of sanctuary. They both have ambitions. Attife wants to be a pediatrician, Hanife, a teacher.In Serbia, which has become the holding ground for refugees seeking sanctuary in Europe, Mandy met with some of the over 7,600 people now stranded there. The majority of these people are from Afghanistan, and, without any legal alternatives, have taken arduous journeys from Afghanistan, through Iran, Turkey, Bulgaria to Serbia, risking life and limb in search of sanctuary in Europe. With Hungary letting only ten refugees per weekday across their borders to seek asylum there, the majority of Afghans who arrive in Serbia are stuck, their only option, smugglers. In Serbia, Patinkin met Farhad, (10), a talented young artist from Afghanistan, and some single young men, perhaps the most vilified of the most vulnerable, who have the slimmest chance to continue their journeys through legal routes – their only crime is that they did not want to fight. “You are living my grandparents’ lives,” Patinkin told these young men. “I would not be alive today if the United States had not offered them sanctuary.” Patinkin’s family is from Lithuania and Poland and fled Hitler’s war against Jews in Europe.Finally, in Germany, Patinkin met with Syrian refugees, Koder and Safae Alassy and their two young boys, Obai (13) and Abdul (9). Patinkin first met this family on Lesbos in November 2015. They are from Deir ez Zor, Syria and were forced to flee the conflict there. Patinkin has kept in touch with this family and, upon reuniting with them in the small German town they now call home, broke down in tears. “We saw so many families just like yours that are looking to have this beautiful home and a new life. And seeing you have this is so wonderful! The whole world should make sure that every family has this.”In the airy apartment where they now live, the Alassy family expressed great gratitude to the German people for their welcome. Eight months since arriving here, the children’s German is impressive. “We are so happy that we are here in Germany,” Safae said. “Our past life has been changed.”Over 65 million people around the world are displaced by war of whom 21.3 million are refugees. Of that number, less than 1% are resettled to a third country. The IRC is calling for European governments to step up and commit to resettling 108,000 refugees per year for the next 5 years and, in addition, offer up 60,000 new places to make up for the shortfall caused by President Trump’s Executive Order.The only sustainable and responsible way to address migration flows is to offer safe and legal routes to protection. Supporting refugees is not just a moral obligation; it is a vital part of maintaining global stability in a world where more and more people are on the move. While President Trump’s Administration has chosen to turn its back on refugees, the rest of the world cannot.Mandy Patinkin, actor & International Rescue Committee ambassador said:“We are at a critical moment in our history. The politics of fear is on the rise. People are far too willing to vilify the most vulnerable.“There are moments when fear saves you and there are moments when fear kills you. And, at this moment in time, a deadly mix of fear and false information is risking people’s lives.“Across the United States and Europe we must show solidarity with refugees. These people are our teachers. They have survived more than you will ever know. All they want is to be able to live their lives in freedom, justice and with dignity. We have to keep telling people to stop being afraid, so that these people can have what we have.”
Fred Rogers of the children’s show Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood in the documentary Won’t You Be My Neighbor? (COURTESY HOT DOCS FESTIVAL) Georg Friedrich Haas is the world’s most performed living composer, an Austrian whose parents were Nazi sympathizers. Mollena Williams is a well-known kink educator who grew up in Harlem and Haas’s artistic “muse.” She wears a collar that defines their master/slave relationship — and what an unexpectedly tender one it is, marked by collaboration and deep emotional bonds that go beyond bondage. The film, directed by Beatrice Behn and René Gebhardt, is surprisingly sweet and instructive (and occasionally naughty). BD For anyone trying to navigate the labyrinth of personalities and events behind the ongoing investigation into Russian interference in the last U.S. presidential election, this film is a comprehensive and indispensable primer. It’s also riveting and authoritative, quoting impeccable sources in the intelligence and diplomatic community, as well as well-known faces like Hillary Clinton and Senator John McCain, showing the Russians’ long history of subverting rival nations and how it pulled off its biggest coup to date, installing Donald Trump as president. (Directed by Jack Bryan.) Bruce DeMaraANOTE’S ARKAnote Tong, president of Kiribati, in his office in the documentary Anote’s Ark. (COURTESY HOT DOCS FESTIVAL) Twitter The Star’s writers reviewed some of the most interesting movies. All ratings are out of four stars. For tickets and more info, visit hotdocs.ca.ACTIVE MEASURES A quarter-century after Toronto’s Hot Docs Festival began as a small, mostly inside-industry event, it has become the largest in North America and one of the preeminent fests of its kind in the world for films that explore true stories, memorable personalities, and social, cultural and political events and ideas from all parts of the globe.At the 25-year mark, Hot Docs has also achieved a laudable and remarkable milestone in gender equality, with half of the more than 200 films on offer made by women filmmakers.The festival, which runs from April 26 to May 6 this year, has also become a much needed forum for international filmmakers and a much anticipated staple for cinema-loving audiences in Toronto and elsewhere. It’s set to sell more than 200,000 tickets at 14 venues across the city, including locations such as the Aga Khan Museum. You’ve probably never heard of Kiribati, but it’s one of a number of Pacific island nations facing imminent submersion and destruction as a result of global warming. Unusual climate events are already causing more than occasional flooding. Fortunately the islanders have an eloquent and impassioned champion in President Anote Tong, who travels the world beseeching and seeking help from other nations. Yet the film’s waning moments suggest that hope for this paradise may be lost. (Directed by Matthieu Rytz.) BDTHE ARTIST AND THE PERVERT Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Facebook Advertisement Advertisement
There’s a counterfeiter on the loose — so have your wits about you when purchasing tickets for Ohio State men’s basketball. The OSU athletic department acknowledged a recent uptick in the number of counterfeit tickets that have appeared at the turnstiles for men’s hoops games this season in a Thursday statement. OSU athletics spokesman Dan Wallenberg said the counterfeiters are reproducing season-ticket ticket stubs. Wallenberg said the fake tickets are convincing. “About 50 tickets a game are found to be counterfeit,” Wallenberg said in an email to The Lantern. “They are high quality reproductions.” The Thursday release from OSU said fans are encouraged to purchase tickets directly from the university, ohiostatebuckeyes.com or Ticketmaster. Two of the Buckeyes’ four remaining home games are sold out — the team’s Feb. 11 date with Michigan State and the game against Wisconsin on Feb. 25 or 26 — and fans should use the Buckeyes’ TicketExchange on the athletics website, the release said. Ohio State Police did not immediately respond The Lantern’s request for comment regarding the counterfeit tickets. OSU returns to action with a Saturday away game against the Badgers, which is set to tip at 2 p.m. OSU’s next home game is Tuesday against Purdue. Two-thousand tickets are still available for purchase for the game against the Boilermakers.
Sevilla goalkeeper Sergio Rico seeks a summer switch as he hires the brother of Sergio Ramos to be his new agent and source opportunities for him.Rene Ramos, the brother of Real Madrid caption Sergio Ramos is now the representative acting on behalf of Rico, states ABC de Sevilla via Football Espana.The Spanish goalkeeper who has been constantly linked with Arsenal, Milan and Napoli in the past, the 24-year-old endured a tough season with Los Rojiblancos and lost his regular starting spot to David Soria in the latter stages of the campaign. Watford are the leading candidates for the Sevilla youth product.La Liga Betting: Match-day 4 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Despite it being very early into La Liga season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have had unprecedented starts to their campaigns. With this in…Rico and Sevilla teammate Aleix Vidal were the two players called up to the Spanish national team for the first time, ahead of a friendly with Costa Rica and a UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying match against Belarus, but Rico did not play in either fixture.He was also the third-choice goalkeeper for the final tournament behind Iker Casillas and David de Gea and made his debut on 1 June, replacing the former for the final 14 minutes of a 6–1 friendly win over South Korea in Salzburg.
Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno believes he can learn a lot from Petr Cech as they both wait to find out who will be Unai Emery’s first choice.He stated that he works hard so he can be the first choice of Unai Emery.“I have to look at myself and work very hard to be the first choice,” Leno told reporters via ESPN after Arsenal’s 5-1 win over Paris Saint-Germain on Saturday.I don’t know [who will start.] I do my best, and at the end, the coach decides.”“The way we passed it against PSG is the way the coach wants us to play”“With a goalkeeper, you have one more player and it’s the way I want to play.Tony Cascarino names Bernd Leno as Arsenal’s weak spot Andrew Smyth – August 3, 2019 Tony Cascarino suggested that Arsenal might’ve been better off signing a new goalkeeper after identifying Bernd Leno as their weak spot.“When the defence is a little bit wider or higher, I need to close the space. Of course, there’s a lot of risks but the coach wants that we close the space. In Germany, we played the same with the space very high, so it is nothing new for me.”Leno also talked about his earlier battles with Cech, having played against The Blues for Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League far back as 2011.“I really admire him,”“I can remember my first [Champions League] game when I was 19 was against Petr and Chelsea. After the game, he came up and said it was a good game for me.“It was seven years ago and now we are together at Arsenal. It’s crazy. Petr had a big career with many trophies and he’s still a big goalkeeper and big personality.“I will learn a lot working with him every day. He has big experience and played many games. I have a lot of experience too, but he has much more, so I can learn from him.”