Brendan Rodgers Provides Injury Update On Wilfred Ndidi

first_imgLeicester boss Brendan Rodgers believes Wilfred Ndidi would be sufficiently rested and completely recovered from his latest knee injury when the Foxes resume from their winter break.Ndidi, 23, made a “miraculous recovery” last month and returned to action just 12 days after an operation to remove a piece of floating bone from his meniscus.The all-action midfielder took to the field as a 34th-minute substitute as Leicester returned to winning ways following a 3-game winless spell in a 4-1 Premier League win over West Ham on January 22.He was the fielded for the entirety of his side’s League Cup semi-final second-leg defeat at Aston Villa six days later.Ndidi was, however, pulled out of Saturday’s 2-2 home draw with Chelsea after feeling some pain in his knee.With the Foxes not in action now until the 14 February clash with Wolves, Rodgers is hopeful the Super Eagles midfielder will be able to play at Molineux.Explaining the situation, Rodgers told Leicester’s website: ‘We just thought it was too big a risk really.‘He was down to play, even right up until the team-sheet going in, well before the game, but gradually he felt the pain.‘I can just tell. I’ve known Wilf long enough now. He’s a real warrior and a tough player, so to see him in the pain when he walked, it just made no sense to risk him.‘We took it out of his hands, let him rest. He’s got a period of rest now, which will help his knee.’Relatedlast_img read more

Make these chocolate rosemary biscotti for a snack or a gift

first_img This Nov. 1, 2016 photo shows dark chocolate and rosemary biscotti in Coronado, Calif. This recipe for biscotti, the firm, dry Italian cookie, is flavored with dark chocolate and rosemary because they are classic winter flavors, (Melissa d’Arabian via AP) This Nov. 1, 2016 photo shows dark chocolate and rosemary biscotti in Coronado, Calif. This recipe for biscotti, the firm, dry Italian cookie, is flavored with dark chocolate and rosemary because they are classic winter flavors, (Melissa d’Arabian via AP) As the days grow colder and shorter, and cookie-baking season is ushered in, the calorie-counter in me steps aside just enough to strike that balance of reasonable, but small, indulgence. A perfect example of smart cookie indulgence is the biscotti.Biscotti are firm, dry Italian cookies that are typically served alongside an espresso or coffee for dunking. Biscotti are dryer and harder than your average cookie, due to a double-baking process (which is easy, so don’t be intimidated) and relatively lower amounts of fat and sugar.But the harder texture has a huge tactical advantage: biscotti take longer to nibble your way through, so the chances of me accidentally downing seven or eight are pretty small. One or two of these little guys, especially with a little espresso, and I feel like I’ve participated in the joy of holiday dessert.Plus, biscotti feel a little fancy. Fancy enough, in fact, to double as a holiday gift — wrap some up in cellophane and take as a hostess or neighbor gift, or even send home with your guests as a little party favor.Today’s recipe is flavored with dark chocolate and rosemary because they are classic winter flavors that I love together, but feel free to play with zests, spices, herbs and chocolate types to make a combo you love. Bonus points if you eat them with friends singing around the piano.Dark Chocolate Rosemary BiscottiStart to finish: 1 hour, 15 minutesServings: 16 biscotti1 cup white whole wheat flour1/2 cup all-purpose flour1/4 teaspoon kosher salt1 teaspoon baking powder4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened1/2 cup sugar2 eggs1 teaspoon vanilla extract1 teaspoon finely-grated orange zest2 teaspoons fresh rosemary, finely minced1/2 cup dark chocolate chips, finely chopped1/4 cup sliced almonds, toastedPreheat the oven to 350 F. Combine the flours, salt and baking powder in a small bowl and set aside. In a medium bowl, cream the butter and sugar together with a hand or stand-mixer until light in color, fluffy and creamy, about 3 minutes.Add the eggs in, one at a time, mixing well after each one. Add the vanilla, zest and rosemary and mix until incorporated. Add the flour, half at a time, mixing until incorporated after each half. Use a rubber spatula to fold in the dark chocolate and the almonds.Place the dough on a lightly-floured surface and divide into two. Shape into two logs, about 14 inches each, and place on a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Lightly press each log flatter, to make a rounded strip, about 15 inches long by 2 1/2 inches wide. Remove excess flour with a clean pastry brush.Bake the logs until golden, about 20 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool 10 minutes. Meanwhile, reduce the oven temperature to 300 degrees. Carefully transfer each flattened log to a cutting board and cut each log on the bias into 8 slices (16 slices total). Place the slices cut side down on the parchment-lined baking sheet and continue baking until the cookies are golden and crisp, about 30 more minutes.Once baked, let cool completely. Can be stored in airtight container for several days.Nutrition information per serving: 133 calories; 59 calories from fat; 7 g fat (4 g saturated; 1 g trans fats); 35 mg cholesterol; 41 mg sodium; 18 g carbohydrate; 2 g fiber; 9 g sugar; 3 g protein.Food Network star Melissa d’Arabian is an expert on healthy eating on a budget. She is the author of the cookbook “Supermarket Healthy.”Online: https://www.melissadarabian.net I remember the first party I ever hosted. I was 5 and my mom invited all of my kindergarten girlfriends and their moms for a holiday singing gathering. We knoshed on homemade cookies dunked in hot cocoa made from packets of powder dissolved in boiling water. Standing there around our piano, surrounded by tiny off-key singers with crumby, smiling mouths and steamy chocolate breath, I fell in love with hospitality. I felt in my heart the joy of feeding people, especially around the holidays. Joy to the world, indeed. This Nov. 1, 2016 photo shows dark chocolate and rosemary biscotti in Coronado, Calif. This recipe for biscotti, the firm, dry Italian cookie, is flavored with dark chocolate and rosemary because they are classic winter flavors, (Melissa d’Arabian via AP)last_img read more

Mexico coach rages against Robben and refs

first_img He quipped: “What goes against football is to have to play in these conditions. The players were suffocated by the sun, heat and the humidity.” Herrera then decided to complain about the World Cup organisers for making the teams play in Fortaleza at 1pm, when it is extremely hot and humid. 29/06/2014 “Out of the four matches here in all of them the refereeing was disastrous,” he blasted. “Robben did three dives and he should have been cautioned. You should caution a guy who is trying to cheat, and then if Robben did it again he would be sent off. Upd. at 23:36 CEST The Dutch won 2-1 to progress to the World Cup quarter-finals at Mexico’s expense.center_img “I want the referee committee to take a look and that the referee goes home just like us.” Herrera criticised the referee Pedro Proenca and also blasted other refs his team had previously had. “And why did FIFA choose a referee from the same confederation as Holland instead of one from South America, Asia or Africa? Mexico manager Miguel Herrera was left raging at Arjen Robben after the Dutchman won a late penalty to help Holland beat his side. “The doubtful decisions were always against us. We have to say it in capital letters, in three matches we had horrible refereeing. The man with the whistle knocked us. Rik Sharmalast_img read more

NBA Recap, 18/1/19 – Lakers beat the Thunder in overtime

first_imgJan 17, 2019; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball (2) drives to the basket against Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams (12) during the first half at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Alonzo Adams-USA TODAY SportsAdvertisement 6cvwNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsbWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Esi0l2( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) gc1tWould you ever consider trying this?😱jyn481Can your students do this? 🌚f6m28Roller skating! Powered by Firework The Los Angeles Lakers claimed a 138-128 overtime victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder at the Chesapeake Energy Arena. Kyle Kuzma scored 32 points for the Lakers, and Lonzo Ball was impressive for them down the stretch. The Thunder let a 17-point lead slip, but at least forced overtime after Russell Westbrook nailed three free throws in the dying seconds. But the Lakers outscored them by 10 points in the extra 5 minutes, handing them the victory.Advertisement London saw NBA action today, as the Wizards and Knicks faced off at The O2. Washington claimed the 101-100 win in controversial circumstances, as they were awarded a buzzer-beating field goal due to a goaltend.Advertisement Joel Embiid stuffed the stat sheet with 22 points, 8 assists, and 13 rebounds as the 76ers defeated the Pacers 120-96. Jimmy Butler scored 27 for Philadelphia, and J. J. Redick added 20.In Charlotte, the Hornets won 114-95 against the Kings following a second-quarter shooting outburst. Kemba Walker top-scored for them with 23 points.Advertisement Kawhi Leonard sat out for the Raptors, but they won nonetheless, scraping past the Suns in Phoenix 101-109. The Nuggets routed the Bulls 135-105, to bounce back from their heavy loss against the Warriors.That’s all the action from today, visit this space tomorrow for more of the same! Advertisementlast_img read more

Pakenham win battle of the Warriors

first_imgBy Hayley Wildes In BigV action, the Pakenham Warriors’ strong form continued in their three respective divisions. The Division 2…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Perkins scores twice to power Bombers past Rockers in West Kootenay Fieldhockey

first_imgThe L.V. Rogers Bombers head into a hectic week on the schedule after edging Stanley Humphries Rockers 3-2 Thursday in West Kootenay Girl’s Fieldhockey action at Pass Creek Park in Castlegar.Naomi Perkins led the Bombers with a pair of goals whbile Nao Butterfield added a single.Jenna Wheeldon was in goal to register the win for LVR. It was the first time guarding the cage for Wheeldon. “We had great defence by Lauren Walgren and Emma Gregorich and the mid field is amazing with Hailee Gerun, and captains Naomi Perkins and Allie Zondervan,” said coach Val Gibson.The Bombers return to the pitch Tuesday in to play J. Lloyd Crowe of Trail, Wednesday Stanley Humphries before competing in the Kootenay Tournament Friday and Saturday at Pass Creek.On Tuesday, October 21the semi final playoff game is being played between the second and third-place finishers in the West Kootenay League.The Final is set for Thursday, October 23.There is a wild card game in Kelowna on Tuesday, October 28th for the runner up of the West Kootenay League.last_img read more

Galway Teams Wins Six Titles At Community Games Connacht Finals

first_imgU/13 Chess Dunmore/Garrafrauns/Kiltevna Galway 5 Kilteevan 0 A great day of sport and competition took place on Saturday when over eighty teams from the five Counties of Connaught took part in the Aldi Community Games Finals hosted by Leitrim in twenty three team events. U/13 Boys Basketball Oranmore/Maree 33 Ballina 15 U/13 Girls BasketballOranmore/Maree 23  Scramogue 6 We especially congratulate all the children from Galway who took part and we offer best wishes to the winners who will now go forward to represent the Province at the Aldi Community Games Final in University of Limerick on the weekend of 25th to 27th May 2018.It was again a grand slam for Galway in the Basketball with Oranmore Maree winning all 5 Competitions, Dunmore/Garrafrauns /Kiltevna winning Gold and Silver in the U/13 and U/16Chess, Claregalway/Lackagh won gold in the U/10 Indoor soccer after AET while Annaghdown won the silver medals in the girls U13 Indoor Soccer. A big congrats to allCheck into Galway Community Games Facebook page and Connaught Community Games Facebook to see photos from the Connaught Finals.2018 Galway Results from Aldi Community Games Connaught Finals hosted by Leitrim.WinnersU/11 Mixed Basketball Oranmore/Maree 15 Castlerea 10 U/10 Boys Indoor Soccer Claregalway Lackagh 1 Aughanagh Sligo 1 AETClaregalway Lackagh won 3 – 2 on Penalties U/16 Boys Basketball Oranmore/Maree 63 Drumcliffe 19 U/16 Girls Basketball Oranmore/Maree 45 Boyle 18 U/16 Chess Manorhamilton 2 ½ Dunmore/Garrafrauns/Kiltevna 1 ½ U/10 Girls Indoor Soccer Strokestown 2 Annaghdown 0print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Galway Community Games wish to thank the Connaught Council of Community Games and the Leitrim Community Games Committee for hosting the event.  Thanks also to all the officials, the governing bodies, schools community centre etc who allowed Community Games organize the various events in their facilities.last_img read more