Leicester loanee Benkovic reiterates Celtic desireby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeicester City loanee Filip Benkovic has admitted that he wants to stay at Celtic for the rest of the season.The 21-year-old is on loan at the Scottish champions, where he has impressed this season.He is a regular starter for Brendan Rodgers’ team.”I really hope I will stay here until the end of the season,” Benkovic told the Scottish Sun.”It’s not a decision for me but the Leicester coach has said I can stay here and that’s good for me.”I think staying here for a year will make me improve as a player. Coming from the Croatian league to the English Premier League is a very big difference.”I was only there for one month but I saw it was a big step up. I think this step, coming to Scotland, can make me better.”The least I can do is give 110 percent for the coach, the team and the fans.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
Juventus boss Allegri questions need for Arsenal midfielder Ramseyby Ansser Sadiq9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveJuventus coach Max Allegri has questioned whether he needs Aaron Ramsey in his squad.Reliable reports in Italy have suggested the player will sign a contract with Juve when his deal at Arsenal runs out in the summer.And it is common for Juventus to sign top players when they are available on cut price or free deals. But their coach Allegri may not want Ramsey.”I can already rely on five top midfielders. They are so good that I need nobody,” Allegri said in a press conference.”Tomorrow [Coppa Italia game against Bologna] we must maintain our focus or we’d have lost a target”. TagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say
APTN National NewsIt was taken off the shelves in Ontario at the end of February.But there’s still enough OxyContin to make it easy to get for a price.On Cat Lake First Nation in northern Ontario, they’re trying to stop the flow and help people get off the drug.APTN National News reporter Tiar Wilson has this story.
OSU coach Urban Meyer looks out toward the field during a game against Rutgers on Oct. 24. OSU won, 49-7. Credit: Samantha Hollingshead / Photo Editor Despite not playing a game on Saturday, No. 1 Ohio State consumed much of the headlines in the college football universe after news broke that redshirt sophomore quarterback J.T. Barrett had been suspended for the Buckeyes’ upcoming game against Minnesota after being cited for operating a motor vehicle while impaired.On Monday, OSU coach Urban Meyer spoke to the media for his weekly press conference in which he discussed the Barrett situation and looked ahead to the game against Minnesota.Here are three notes from his presser.J.T. Barrett As expected, the majority of Meyer’s time at the podium was spent discussing the situation surrounding Barrett.Probably the most interesting wrinkle that came to light is that Barrett will have his summer aid revoked, Meyer announced.Initially, the thought was that the Wichita Falls, Texas, native was having to pay for his fall or spring semester — which would have been a hefty payment since Barrett is from out of state.An OSU spokesman later clarified that it is Barrett’s summer aid that is being rescinded.This precedent was set in 2012 when former offensive lineman Jack Mewhort was involved in an alcohol incident. The same punishment was handed out to now-redshirt sophomore tight end Marcus Baugh in 2013.One thing that Barrett has not lost, at least yet, is his role of being a team captain. Meyer said the possibility of removing the hypothetical ‘C’ from the redshirt sophomore’s uniform has been tossed around among the team, but as of now, it will remain.“I visited with some older players about that,” Meyer said. “My initial reaction was that he might but we just talked to some guys but it was very strong with the leadership on the team to (not take it away). I’m still in my own mind going through that. But as of now, no.”For many fans on Saturday, the news of Barrett’s citation greeted them when they awoke from their Friday night slumber. The same was true for OSU’s coach.“(I found out through) a text message at 6 a.m.,” Meyer said. “ I called the person who texted me and said, ‘is this right?’”After getting the message, Meyer said he went about dealing with it, considering all the facts and consulting with athletic director Gene Smith before settling on the one-game suspension.Later in the day, the coach said, Barrett came over to his house “blown away, devastated” by his actions. Meyer stressed that the redshirt sophomore was distraught over the possible harm his mistake would place on the team.Meyer said he is “disappointed it happened” but the team is set to turn the page on the issue.“We did what we did and we’re moving forward,” he said.Braxton MillerRedshirt junior quarterback Cardale Jones will reassume the role of starting quarterback, which he occupied for the season’s first seven games. This Saturday, however, Barrett will no longer be backing him up.So who slides into that spot in case something, like an injury, were to happen to Jones during the game?Is it redshirt freshman Stephen Collier who has seen the field in garbage time once already this year? Or is it a certain former two-time Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year?The latter.“As of right now, it would be Braxton (Miller),” Meyer said of the backup role. “There is no question he is our No. 2 quarterback.”Even if the situation where another quarterback would have to come in for Jones in case of injury fails to materialize, there is a chance that Miller still may be used in some capacity as quarterback, specifically in the red zone.In the first seven games with Jones at the helm, red zone efficiency was an area of concern for OSU. To strengthen that weakness, Meyer capitalized on Barrett’s added dimension of running the football inside the red zone for two games before promoting him to full-time starter.Now, potentially, Miller might assume Barrett’s old role.“We’re not there yet, it’s still early in the week so we’re having those conversations right now,” Meyer said.Wide receiver depthContinuing with the discussion of the offensive side of the ball, Meyer talked about the hobbled state of the wide receiver position for the Buckeyes.The coach said that junior H-back Dontre Wilson, who was been in and out of the rotation this season, is questionable for the Minnesota game after having a procedure on his foot.Redshirt freshman Parris Campbell has seen the field sparingly in 2015 because an array of minor injuries, which continue to affect him into this week. Meyer said that the Akron native is also listed as questionable for Saturday’s contest.Johnnie Dixon, a redshirt freshman, was a player that appeared to be poised to fill at wide receiver in the beginning of the season. But like Campbell, injuries have plagued the Palm Beach, Florida, native, limiting him to just one catch for 29 yards in the season opener against Virginia Tech.Meyer said that Dixon has a microfracture right below his patella in his knee that will keep him out a couple of weeks.All of this means that redshirt senior Jeff Greene and redshirt sophomore James Clark will most likely spend meaningful time on the turf against the Golden Gophers.Both the said players saw most of their action this season on special teams, but in OSU’s game against Rutgers on Oct. 24, Greene and Clark both were in at wide receiver before garbage time arrived.The duo received champion grades from Meyer mainly for their effort in perimeter blocking, although Greene did have one catch for 10 yards.With the availability of Wilson and Campbell up in the air, Greene and Clark should be split out wide at some point on Saturday, as OSU and Minnesota are set to kickoff at 8 p.m. at Ohio Stadium.
Current OSU hockey players Maggie Rothgery and Nick Crosby hold up trophies from their time on the Elyria Panthers.Credit: Courtesy of Maggie RothgeryNick Crosby always thought he would “end up with her.”The “her” Crosby, a fourth-year in health sciences and a forward on the Ohio State men’s club ice hockey team, is referring to is Maggie Rothgery, a senior forward on the OSU women’s varsity ice hockey team.What did she think of her current boyfriend way back when?“I always thought he was out of my league,” Rothgery said with a smile.Irony aside, the two have been together for quite some time, even when they weren’t dating.Crosby and Rothgery grew up in Elyria, Ohio, playing on a line under Maggie’s father, and former Buckeye hockey player, Don Rothgery when they were six years old.It was under her father’s tutelage where the two developed their relationship and became the talented players they are today.“They hit it off right away as friends when Nick came in our last year on mite hockey,” Don Rothgery said. “They are two of the nicest people I know. They’ve been friends forever.”Current OSU hockey players Maggie Rothgery and Nick Crosby during their days on the Ohio Flames and St. Edwards Eagles, respectively.Credit: Courtesy of Maggie RothgeryIt was not until their high school years when they officially starting dating. Nick attended St. Edward High School in Lakewood, Ohio, while Maggie stayed close to home, attending Elyria High School.Crosby competed for state titles as an Eagle, while Rothgery further honed her skills with the Ohio Flames AAA program.Following graduation, Crosby began his time at OSU while Rothgery took her talents to Mercyhurst University in Erie, Pennsylvania, to play for the Lakers.As one might imagine, the four-hour separation between Columbus and Erie wasn’t easy for the two.“Distance was difficult, but I was very lucky that Nick was willing to come visit me almost every other weekend,” Rothgery said. “The hardest part was that we went from living two minutes apart and seeing each other everyday, to living in completely different states.”After a few years, Rothgery decided to transfer to OSU to become a Buckeye.“I was struggling at Mercyhurst and I knew being closer to Nick, regardless, would be better than the situation I was in there,” Rothgery said. “Mercyhurst just wasn’t the right fit for me and in the times that I visited, I loved OSU. The campus is beautiful and it’s arguably the best education you can get in Ohio, and in the country for that matter.”Now in Columbus, the two continue to have a relationship as solid as the ice they play on.OSU hockey players Nick Crosby and Maggie Rothgery.Credit: Courtesy of Maggie Rothgery“She’s my best friend,” Crosby said. “I’ve talked to some of my friends about it. They say, ‘Usually, when I hang out with my girlfriend, we have to try and find stuff to do.’ We can just go out, play hockey, and have a great time.”Granted, there are challenges that come along with dating and being student-athletes.The two are in the same major, meaning they see each other in class during the day, but homework, practice throughout the week and traveling for out-of-town games on weekends can be tough to work around.“We dedicate a few nights a week to each other,” Crosby said. “That’s pretty much all we get are nights.”With no Big Ten hockey conference established for women, Rothgery has to endure the rigorous travel accompanied with life in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association. Flights to Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin are scattered throughout the season.However, she said having Crosby waiting for her when she returns home is quite the luxury.“It’s nice to date your best friend,” Rothgery said. “He makes it easy. Sometimes I’ll come home and he’ll make me dinner. It’s nice to just relax and have someone to relax with.”Seeming like it has all happened so fast, Rothgery still finds herself in disbelief. Her linemate at 6 years old continues to be right by her side to this day.
OSU coach Urban Meyer celebrates with redshirt-sophomore quarterback Cardale Jones after the Buckeyes defeated Wisconsin in the 2014 Big Ten Championship Game. OSU won, 59-0. Credit: Chelsea Spears / Multimedia editorThe Ohio State football team is set to compete in the first-ever College Football Playoff after checking in at No. 4 in the final playoff rankings of the season, announced Sunday afternoon.The Buckeyes shellacked then-No. 13 Wisconsin, 59-0, in the Big Ten Championship Game on Saturday, extending their winning streak to 11 games. That winning streak is the second longest in the nation, behind No. 3 Florida State.OSU (12-1, 8-0) is set to match up with No. 1 Alabama in the Sugar Bowl on New Year’s Day.The Buckeyes sealed their spot on the playoff despite the four teams previously ranked ahead of them each picking up wins over the weekend. Undefeated Florida State moved back to No. 3, while Texas Christian University fell to No. 6, paving the way for the Buckeyes to make the playoffs.Oregon was No. 2 in the final standings while Baylor moved up to No. 5.OSU’s shutout of the Badgers — which came less than a week after it learned of the death of walk-on defensive lineman Kosta Karageorge — was sparked by redshirt-sophomore quarterback Cardale Jones, who was starting in place of redshirt-freshman quarterback and Heisman Trophy candidate J.T. Barrett.Barrett fractured his ankle during OSU’s win over Michigan in the final game of the regular season and was ruled out for rest of the year. With Barrett — and senior quarterback Braxton Miller — out, Jones is set to make just the second start of his collegiate career in the College Football Playoff semifinal matchup.The College Football Playoff rankings were decided by a panel of 12 members, including Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez, Lt. Gen. Mike Gould and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. In total, the panel is set to consist of 13 members, but former Mississippi and NFL quarterback Archie Manning is taking a leave of absence because of health concerns.The Sugar Bowl is scheduled for an 8:30 p.m. start in New Orleans.
Ohio State senior guard C.J. Jackson (3) sizes up his defender during the second half of the game against UNC Pembroke on Nov. 1. Ohio State won 81-63. Credit: Amal Saeed | Assistant Photo EditorChris Holtmann has never been one to shy away from big non-conference games. In his time as head coach at Butler, he helped schedule matchups against the perennial college basketball powerhouses. Opponents that would test his teams. Test the resiliency of his roster. Holtmann brought those same ideas with him to Ohio State. When gaining control of the schedule, the second-year head coach planned a home-and-home with Cincinnati, the first time Ohio State has played the Bearcats within state borders since 1920. With the weight of the series history between the Bearcats and the Buckeyes, with the weight of the recruiting implications, Holtmann used this opportunity to test his team like he tested Butler. And Ohio State lived up to the first test, defeating Cincinnati 64-56 on Wednesday, starting the season with a road win in an environment. To senior guard C.J. Jackson, it’s just the kind of person Holtmann is: a resilient and work-hard personality that Ohio State molded into as he built his program. “Once he kind of got his hands on this team, it was so new,” Jackson said. “Last year’s team was kind of established, we were all from kind of another coaching staff, so this team is basically kind of his team, so we all just took after him and that win has a lot to do with coach Holtmann.” Sophomore forward Kaleb Wesson knew what was coming first. As the freshmen and the new members of the program became acclimated with Ohio State, this Cincinnati game had been circled on the calendar for months. It was the first opportunity for the Buckeyes to show what they had without the reigning Big Ten Player of the Year and without their emotional leader. This was a mentality that Wesson felt as Ohio State neared the first game of the season. “Nobody respects us like they did last year,” Wesson said. “So, I tell everybody just get real disrespectful in your preparations.” Ohio State came out for its first game of the season already with a chip on its shoulder. For Holtmann’s team, he said the main priority, especially for an unproven team such as this one, is to make an impact defensively, something the Buckeyes showed Wednesday night. The Buckeyes allowed Cincinnati to shoot 27.4 percent from the field, with the Bearcats making 6-of-26 from behind the 3-point line. Even with the announcement of the transfer of junior forward Micah Potter, Wesson and sophomore forward Kyle Young stepped up, both starting at forward with Young backing up Wesson at the center spot, the spot Potter would have had. Wesson and Young combined for 15 of Ohio State’s 33 rebounds. It also gave an opportunity for the new players to show what they could do in a Buckeye uniform. Wesson said a game like this is a good opportunity for the younger players to get a chance to see what this level of play is all about, setting the tone for the remainder of the season. “I feel like having it early for the young guys, they see what college basketball is about, how tough it is, how the trenches are,” Wesson said. And that’s the point. That’s the point of the tough schedule to start the season for Holtmann and his Ohio State team. To test his players early. To see what their flaws are, to see what needs to improve prior to Big Ten play, prior to when important games become more of a reality. Resiliency is something teams don’t normally form after the first game of the season. But it’s something Jackson sees from his teammates day one. “I think we found out what type of guys we got. It’s guys that really care. We can’t really go wrong,” Jackson said. “Everybody is going to make mistakes. It’s a long game and it’s new. We are a new team. New faces. So as long as they give their all, you can’t really ask for anything else.”
Wales national football team head coach Ryan Giggs has warned Chelsea and manager, Maurizio Sarri not to underestimate Manchester United when both teams face off this weekend.The Blues host underperforming United in the Premier League as they look to maintain their unbeaten record in the season so far, however, Giggs insists Jose Mourinho’s side have the attacking prowess to trouble any team in the league including the joint leaders.The former Manchester United winger m believes the club’s 3-2 victory over Newcastle at Old Trafford prior to the international break shows just Chelsea cannot afford to take the Red Devils lightly in Saturday’s game.“There’s lots being spoken about Manchester United and Jose Mourinho, but if you go back to the last game against Newcastle then them coming back like that you’d hope would give them massive confidence,” the Old Trafford legend told Sky Sports.Chelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.“This is the period that United need to be getting up for the games and I wouldn’t be surprised if they come through this period pretty well because they are capable of playing against and matching the good teams.”“With the attacking ability they’ve got they’ve always got a chance.”“For example, Anthony Martial didn’t play well in the first half but in the second he came out flying and that’s nothing to do with the manager, that’s the player doing it for themselves, so sometimes you can’t put everything on the manager.”“They got three goals in the last game so obviously the attacking threats are there, obviously you’d like to get that attacking intent for 90 minutes but if you play like that against Chelsea and go 1-0 down it’s a long way back – you can possibly get away with it against so-called lesser teams.”
Doctors Paul Koshgerian and Jonathan Shelton on, The Smile Again Program October 20, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A new program will provide a San Diego resident with an opportunity of a lifetime- to get the smile they’ve always wanted.The Smile Again Program, by Doctor Paul Koshgerian and Doctor Jonathan Shelton, joined us in studio Saturday morning.Apply on the practice’s website (https://www.sandiegooralsurgery.com/smileagain) to receive a free full-arch restoration treatment, now until October 24 (for San Diego-area individuals only).One recipient will be announced at the Recipient Announcement Event, which will take place on November 14 at The Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Specialists of San Diego practice. This is a private event.Please visit www.sandiegooralsurgery.com or its Facebook page for more information: https://www.facebook.com/SanDiegoOralSurgery/ Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: October 20, 2018