Affinia Group Realigns Corporate Finance Team, Announces Staff Additions

first_imgANN ARBOR, MI – Following last week’s news announcing a restructured marketing operation, today Affinia Group announced that it has added two new members to its corporate finance team and also realigned the duties of some existing corporate finance managers. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement “This finance team, under the leadership of our CFO Thomas Madden, will assure that we stay on course to meet and exceed the expectations of our customers and our investors,” said Terry McCormack, Affinia’s president and chief executive officer. “Our comprehensive restructuring program continues to move forward according to plan. As we achieve our immediate goals, we will continue to implement organizational change that will position us for success with our longer-range strategic initiatives.” The company has appointed David Shears to the position of director of internal audit, and Mark Trinske to the position of director of investor, public and government relations. Shears joins Affinia Group from Metaldyne Corp., a privately held auto parts manufacturer, where he served as director of internal audit services. At Affinia, he will be responsible for global internal auditing. Mark Trinske will be responsible for the flow of financial and strategic information to investors, press and public. Trinske will also provide a liaison to various governmental agencies. He was formerly with ProQuest Co., where he held the position of vice president, investor relations. Under the newly aligned corporate finance structure, Pat Flanagan has been promoted from corporate controller to chief accounting and financial compliance officer. In this expanded role, Flanagan will be responsible for, among other things, compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley requirements. Advertisement Walt Nevolis, formerly Affinia’s director of audit and compliance, has been named director, IT business office. Nevolis will be responsible for IT corporate compliance, corporate technology investments and will interface with IT providers. Nevolis will also serve as a financial analyst to the company’s business architecture group. Chuck Mendeljian, vice president of customer financial services, will join the finance department in the same capacity. Mendeljian’s extensive experience in the analysis and management of customer credit will result in closer integration within the finance department. “These changes greatly strengthen our audit, communications and compliance functions,” said Thomas Madden, Affinia Group’s chief financial officer. “With these additions and this realignment, our finance organization is well positioned to support our current growth as well as our long-range strategic initiatives.” For more information about Affinia, go to: http://www.affiniagroup.com.last_img read more

2019 Fantasy Football Boom-or-Bust Team

first_imgDOMINATE YOUR DRAFT: Ultimate 2019 Fantasy Cheat SheetThe presence of players on this list isn’t an indictment of their talent. Often, they’re so desired because of that talent. But for whatever particular reason, we feel they’re more likely to bust this year. We get into those reasons below. And a word to the wise: If you do a draft and end up with all these players on your roster, you must really like adrenaline.LISTEN TO THE SN FANTASY “DO-NOT-DRAFT” PODCAST BELOW2019 Fantasy QB BustCam Newton, Panthers“I felt so scared.” Those are the words Cam Newton said in a video on his Youtube channel about his 2018 right shoulder injury. Sure, Newton had surgery on the shoulder in the offseason. but how often do you hear a quarterback say such harrowing words about the arm that makes him so valuable?If you want Newton on your team, it’ll cost you a QB1-level pick. Most years, there wouldn’t be any reservations about him reaching that mark. His rushing usually gives him the necessary boost for anything his passing lacks. But this is uncharted territory. If his shoulder doesn’t heal as hoped, no reasonable amount of running can overcome a bum arm. And there’s an alternate — maybe even probable — scenario where Newton avoids running to try and keep his shoulder healthy.Cam has a lot of name value among the starting QBs, but he carries the most risk. If the shoulder is healed, maybe you get a top-three quarterback ninth or 10th among passers, but if it’s not, he might have weeks where he’s unstartable. Even worse, there’s no great way to know what you’re getting until he actually starts throwing a bunch of passes in real games. So, of course there are scenarios where Newton works out. But I’m still scared.QBs: Rankings | Draft Strategy | Sleepers  | Dollar Values2019 Fantasy RB BustsDerrick Henry, TitansHenry’s Weeks 14 and 15 are probably very prominent in your mind. Maybe you played him in your fantasy playoffs or were lucky and had him in your lineup. More likely, you missed your fantasy playoffs because you drafted Henry in the third round and he did nothing all season. Either way, he rushed for 238 yards and four TDs and 170 yards and two TDs, respectively, in those two weeks. It was exactly the kind of late-season burst that could turn a forgettable season into a memorable one. That’s the problem, though. Everyone remembers that. It makes it seem like Henry had an awesome season.Aside from those two weeks, he averaged 3.9 yards per carry the rest of the campaign. That’s not a rate that makes him seem worthy of RB2 status. And it’s not like the Titans offensive line is doing him any favors, as it blocked for the fewest average yards before first contact in the NFL in 2018. Henry is frequently forced to make something out of nothing, and while he’s big enough to fall forward and pick up a couple, that might be all he gets most of the time.Obviously, there’s potential here. The 408 yards across two weeks in fantasy playoff time make that abundantly clear, and the fact he’s in a contract year has a lot of fantasy owners excited. It’s just hard to know what you will get that for a full season of action behind a bad offensive line. We know he won’t give any production through the air because that’s Dion Lewis’ domain in Tennessee, so his value is already diminished in PPR leagues. Picking Henry could just amount to drafting a guy based on a big few weeks, the same way NBA teams overdraft players based on big NCAA Tournaments. It doesn’t always work out. Damien Williams, ChiefsWhile we’re on the subject of drafting players based on big NCAA Tournaments, enter Williams. He only came on for the first time in his career even later last season, his fifth in the NFL. It’s like a fifth-year senior who no one ever liked as an NBA prospect having a big game in the Sweet 16 and all of a sudden they’re a must-have. Williams showed few prior signs of being a consistently useful NFL player, hanging on in Miami for four years as an occasional pass-catcher.But you’ve got to give him credit: When he got his chance in Kansas City, he thrived, rushing for 5.1 yards per carry in limited action. He also caught 23 of the 24 balls thrown his way. He was even more impressive in two playoff games, averaging 120 total yards and scoring four total touchdowns. And all reports indicate Williams will be the featured guy in KC this year despite the signing of Carlos Hyde. Williams is just such a relative unknown to be going ahead of Leonard Fournette and Devonta Freeman, among others. Sure, if he sticks in the high-powered Chiefs offense he could return his early-third round price. but would anyone be shocked if the journeyman who couldn’t stick with the Dolphins eventually fell right out of the picture?RBs: Rankings | Draft Strategy | Sleepers  | Dollar Values2019 Fantasy Football WR BustsAdam Thielen, VikingsThielen’s placement on this team might not be totally fair. He should produce solid points for your fantasy team in 2019, but he might not live up to his WR1 label  — and getting a lackluster second-round pick can be a big blow to your chances of winning.Here’s the issue: In the second half of 2018, Stefon Diggs received more targets than Thielen, 64-57, and that’s with Diggs missing a game and Thielen playing all eight. You can look at that in a couple of ways. One, Diggs became the de facto No. 1 WR in Minnesota. Two, Thielen averaged an underwhelming 7.1 targets per game, not a rate that he’ll be able to convert into WR1 production. And three, as Kirk Cousins became more comfortable in Minnesota, he actually looked Thielen’s way less than in Thielen’s big first half, possibly because Thielen was seeing tighter coverage.It feels so simple to plug Thielen in at the back of the top-10 receivers, where FantasyPros’ ADP has him right now. But what happens if Diggs keeps his grip on the targets all season? Thielen’s final eight games extrapolated over 16 amounts to 78 catches for 896 yards and six TDs. That’s nowhere near WR1 production. Sammy Watkins, ChiefsWatkins is being drafted as a borderline WR2. Maybe a bit of that has to do with the question marks surrounding Tyreek Hill that seem to have been at least temporarily answered now, but it’s always been more about hope than reality with Watkins. In the high-powered Chiefs offense a year ago, Watkins finished four games out of his 14 with three or fewer catches. And while he’s easy to think of as the No. 2 WR for Patrick Mahomes, he’s really at best the third option because of the targets Travis Kelce soaks up. There’s really no personnel aspects that make Watkins look like a better player for this season. If he catches 50 passes for 600 or 700 yards, is he worth a place as your WR2?Certainly there’s boom here. Everyone’s wanted Watkins to be the man since his days in Buffalo. He just never has delivered, and especially at his price, there’s not much reason to expect it now.Courtland Sutton, BroncosEven in the most terrible of offenses, No. 1 WRs have value in fantasy football. And for much of the offseason, it’s looked like Sutton would be that guy in Denver. But all of a sudden, Emmanuel Sanders’ recovery from an Achilles’ injury is ahead of schedule. So, what do we make of Sutton?Right now he’s being drafted in FLEX territory, which is probably fine, but there really isn’t room for more than one consistently productive receiver in Denver. If you’re forced to draft Sutton into your starting lineup, you’d want to feel sure he’s that guy. Even the boom for Sutton might look like his Week 16: Six catches for 65 yards. That’s not blowing anyone away. If Sanders is truly healthy or DaeSean Hamilton continues to emerge, Sutton could fall out of rosterable territory.WRs: Rankings | Draft Strategy | Sleepers  | Dollar Values2019 Fantasy Football TE BustVance McDonald, SteelersPeople are putting a lot of faith into McDonald this season. Antonio Brown and Jesse James aren’t in Pittsburgh, so a lot of expectation is that McDonald will get an overwhelming boost in targets. He might, which would make him a serious “boom” player as a back-end starting tight end, but when was the last time a Pittsburgh TE put up major points (Heath Miller in 2012?)? There’s always someone else in Pittsburgh to splits time (and targets) with.If McDonald looks like the player he’s seemed to be for most of his career, when he’s gained 13 yards per catch and reeled in 60 percent of his targets, he might underwhelm. I understand the need to take a flier somewhere at tight end this year. It’s just a big puddle of mud after the top-tier players. But McDonald is going above proven players like Trey Burton, Kyle Rudolph and Jordan Reed. At least Burton is more worthy of your starting spot, and there’s always a chance McDonald’s long-time mediocrity shows itself again in 2019.TEs: Rankings | Draft Strategy | Sleepers  | Dollar Values2018 Fantasy Football Defense BustJaguars D/ST Fantasy football features a wide array of owner types: Conservatives (“stick to the rankings”), rookie lovers (“zero-RB is the best draft strategy”), and risk-chasers (“cheat sheets are for losers”). It’s the latter group that will enjoy this list the most, but the conservatives might actually get the most out of it, as they can turn it into a de facto “do-not-draft” list. We try to predict sleepers and busts every year because of how important they are for draft strategy, but we all know that the hit rate on those is only so-so. This is the 2019 boom-or-bust list. If you envision the perfect scenario, it’s possible to picture these guys helping you hoist your fantasy football trophy at the end of a successful campaign. But far greater are the odds that they bust, at least failing to reach their expectations.  The Jaguars’ defense simply wasn’t good in 2018. Yeah, they were the top fantasy D/ST in 2017, and they were drafted like it last year only to massively disappoint. With leading tackler Telvin Smith out of action for 2019, there’s no way Jacksonville gets back to that high perch. First-round pick Josh Allen will help, but it doesn’t seem like there’s quite enough talent to make Jacksonville a top-three D/ST. Starter-worthy? Sure. But they’re currently going well before the second-to-last round of 12-team drafts. Unless you’re drafting the Bears (who are also being drafted too high, by the way) or maybe the Rams, you shouldn’t be a taking a D/ST — especially one like the Jags — that high. D/ST: Rankings | Draft Strategy | Sleepers  | Dollar ValuesIf you wanted to define a bust, it would involve not living up to expectations. The thing is, there’s almost no way that Jacksonville’s D/ST lives up to top-three defense standards. Even with the flukiness that are defense rankings, they’ve got to deal with Indianapolis and Houston twice, and Tennessee isn’t even an easy divisional matchup. Whoever is picking the Jaguars as high as they are will be firmly disappointed.last_img read more

Mo’ne Davis wins AP Female Athlete of the Year honors

first_imgFILE – In this Aug. 15, 2014, file photo, Pennsylvania’s Mo’ne Davis delivers in the fifth inning against Tennessee during a baseball game in United States pool play at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa. Davis, who became an instant celebrity in August when she became the first girl to win a Little League World Series game, is The Associated Press 2014 Female Athlete of the Year. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — No one in the sports world had heard of the 2014 Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year until August.That’s when 13-year-old Mo’ne Davis became an instant celebrity as she took the mound in the Little League World Series and mowed down batter after batter, giving “throw like a girl” a whole new meaning.She was the first girl to win a Little League World Series game, and her performance dazzled fans young and old. Her steely gaze and demeanor on the mound were intimidating, while off-the-field, she shined in interviews. She told admirers that if they thought she was good at baseball, they should see her play hoops. Only in eighth grade, Davis already plays for her school’s high school varsity basketball team.Davis appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated, has her jersey displayed in baseball’s Hall of Fame and was named Sports Kid of the Year by Sports Illustrated Kids.In this Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, file photo, Little League pitcher Mo’ne Davis throws out the ceremonial first pitch prior to a baseball game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Washington Nationals, in Los Angeles.  (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)She met the Obamas at the White House, starred in a Spike Lee-directed car commercial (the NCAA said it wouldn’t hurt her eligibility), marched in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade along with her Taney Dragons teammates and presented Pharrell Williams with Soul Train’s “Song of the Year” award.The talented three-sport star — she also plays soccer — and honor student from South Philadelphia handled all the attention with poise, modesty and maturity.“A lot of adults around me help out, taught me to be respectful, to be calm during everything and not let anything get to you,” Davis said after learning of her latest honor.A vote by U.S. editors and news directors selected Davis as The Associated Press 2014 Female Athlete of the Year. The youngest winner in history, Davis beat out Mt. St. Joseph freshman Lauren Hill — who played her first college basketball game while battling terminal brain cancer — and three-time winner Serena Williams. The selection was announced Monday.Davis tossed a two-hitter to help Philadelphia beat Nashville 4-0 in the Little League World Series opener for both teams. Davis, the first girl to appear for a U.S. team in South Williamsport since 2004, had eight strikeouts and didn’t walk a batter. Her team was eventually eliminated after losing to teams from Las Vegas and Chicago. Davis gave up three runs in the Las Vegas game, and could not take the mound against Chicago because of pitch limits.Philadelphia’s Mo’ne Davis, top center, shakes hands with the players from the Chicago team after Philadelphia lost 6-5 in an elimination baseball game at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)After the tournament, Davis was everywhere.She threw whiffle balls to Jimmy Fallon on NBC’s Tonight Show, threw out the first pitch at Game 4 of the World Series and signed a book deal.“It’s been really fun, got to do a lot of things, meet a lot of cool people,” Davis said. “My favorite thing to do was playing in Williamsport or going to the White House. (The Obamas) just seemed like a regular couple, no different from anyone else.”Laila Ali, left, and Little League pitcher Mo’ne Davis walk onstage during the 2014 Soul Train Awards at Orleans Arena on Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)While others are still talking about her Little League performance, Davis, a point guard, is concentrating on basketball.“It’s making me a lot better, helping me make decisions,” Davis said of playing varsity. “In middle school, I can get away with small things. The girls now are a lot taller so I’m working on my jump shot and ball handling a lot.”Davis aspires to play for the University of Connecticut and reach the WNBA. She plays midfielder on her soccer team and hopes to play three sports in high school, though she’s not sure about baseball.“I know the boys will be much stronger so that depends,” she said. “Hopefully, I can continue playing as long as I can.”Davis isn’t just a jock. She excels academically despite such a great demand for her time.“It’s all about time management, how you plan your projects and not waiting until the last minute,” she said.Steve Bandura, a recreation leader for the Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Department and director of the Anderson Monarchs sports programs, has helped coach Davis since she started playing sports. His son, Scott, was the catcher for Taney. Bandura said Davis has maintained her “natural personality” no matter how many cameras or microphones are in her face.“She’s still the same person, still a kid who wants to do kid things,” Bandura said. “She has fun meeting celebrities and all that but the bottom line is she loves to play sports, go to school and have fun. The adults make a bigger deal out of it. Her teammates understand she’s breaking down barriers and they’re proud of her. They’ve been together so long, it’s like she’s their sister.”Davis knows she has become a role model.Her message to everyone, especially girls: “Always follow your dreams. If there’s something people tell you that you can’t do it, go for it.”___Follow Rob Maaddi on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AP_RobMaaddilast_img read more

Jason Day starting to draw comparisons with Tiger Woods

first_imgThere Are 7 Types of Irish Last Names – Which One Is Yours?Ancestry Jason Day of Australia, holds The Players Championship trophy Sunday, May 15, 2016, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Nothing is good enough for Jason Day. Reverse Mortgages: Worth the Risk?LendingTree Mortgage Quotes There Are 7 Types of Irish Last Names – Which One Is Yours?Ancestry Sponsored Links Woods hasn’t played since August. He hasn’t won in three years.Part of his time appears to be spent on sending text messages to Day, who never fails to mention how much he has leaned on his idol for advice on how to play, how to think his way around the golf course, how to close out tournaments.At the moment, Day looks like a suitable replacement.His work ethic is fierce. He hits it long, straight and can hit a 3-iron higher than the pine trees lining the fairways. His iron play is among the best. His scrambling? He got up-and-down 85 percent of the time, the highest rate of anyone at The Players Championship. And, for the most part, he felt as if he could make anything with his putter.“It’s no coincidence he’s No. 1 in the world,” Justin Thomas said. “He drives it extremely far, extremely straight. He hits it to the moon, so he can access pins that most people can’t. His short game is ridiculous. I think I’ve pretty much covered it all there when it comes to the golf.”Adam Scott played with his fellow Australian during a practice round and saw him oozing with confidence.Scott knows that look.When he was an amateur, Scott played a practice round with Woods in Las Vegas before Woods went over to Pebble Beach for the 2000 U.S. Open, which he won by 15 shots. What always stood out about Woods is not that he won, and won big, but that he did it for so long.“I always try to explain how good you feel after one win,” Scott said. “And I try to imagine how good Tiger felt just playing five years into his pro career having won like 50 events, and imagine how you’d feel confidencewise. And Jason must be kind of feeling something like that at the moment. And that’s an incredibly nice way to walk out on the golf course. And you can see it with Jason.“You can see there’s that calmness inside him — calm confidence — and the way he’s walking around. He’s got that kind of unbeatable look about him.”He has looked that way ever since he left that birdie putt short on the 18th green at St. Andrews that kept him out of the playoff at the British Open. Day found something that week — a combination of desire and belief — and he has parlayed that into a run Scott referred to as “Tigeresque.”He won the Canadian Open the following week. He set a major championship record at 20-under par to win the PGA Championship. He won two FedEx Cup playoff events, though that didn’t trump all that Spieth did last year.And after a slow start following a long winter’s break, Day hit his stride with a wire-to-wire victory in the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill, and he was just as dominant the following week at the Dell Match Play. He won seven matches, and only one of them reached the 18th hole at Austin Country Club.And now this.Day began his week by tying the course record with a 63 and breaking the 36-hole record with 15-under 129. All that stopped him from more marks were greens that got away from the PGA Tour, faster than anyone could recall. Day made two double bogeys on the front nine, and both times answered with birdies.He was on the ropes again Sunday — a bogey on No. 6, avoiding another bogey by making a 15-foot putt on No. 7, and then taking three chips from 40 feet right of the green on the par-5 ninth and having to make a 6-foot putt just to salvage bogey.Spieth tweeted Sunday night that Day’s bogey putt was “possibly most underrated shot of the day. Gathered emotions knocked it in and led to a clutch back nine. Great win.” Day agreed. Asked the most significant shot he hit Sunday, he didn’t hesitate to mention that putt.“Probably the most crucial putt of this tournament for me,” he said.Day has won seven of his last 17 starts, and the confidence is growing. The scary part for the rest of golf is that the celebration doesn’t last long.“This is great to be The Players champion,” Day said. “But now once tonight is done and tomorrow starts, it’s another week. I have to get ready and prepare for the next tournament coming up, because it’s never enough. Winning is never enough. And I’ve got to try and do it as much as I can before my time is over.”,He won The Players Championship for his seventh victory in the last 10 months, and all he could talk about was winning more. He is No. 1 in the world by an increasingly large margin over Jordan Spieth, and his points average is the highest of any player since Tiger Woods in the late summer of 2013.Day wants to go higher.“Keep pushing,” he said Sunday after his four-shot victory. “Yeah, keep pushing, because Tiger says he’s going to kick my butt when he comes back, so I’m going to try and extend that gap. So if he does come back and he’s turned into Tiger Woods again, I’ve got to watch my behind.”center_img Woods hasn’t played since August. He hasn’t won in three years.Part of his time appears to be spent on sending text messages to Day, who never fails to mention how much he has leaned on his idol for advice on how to play, how to think his way around the golf course, how to close out tournaments.At the moment, Day looks like a suitable replacement.His work ethic is fierce. He hits it long, straight and can hit a 3-iron higher than the pine trees lining the fairways. His iron play is among the best. His scrambling? He got up-and-down 85 percent of the time, the highest rate of anyone at The Players Championship. And, for the most part, he felt as if he could make anything with his putter.“It’s no coincidence he’s No. 1 in the world,” Justin Thomas said. “He drives it extremely far, extremely straight. He hits it to the moon, so he can access pins that most people can’t. His short game is ridiculous. I think I’ve pretty much covered it all there when it comes to the golf.”Adam Scott played with his fellow Australian during a practice round and saw him oozing with confidence.Scott knows that look.When he was an amateur, Scott played a practice round with Woods in Las Vegas before Woods went over to Pebble Beach for the 2000 U.S. Open, which he won by 15 shots. What always stood out about Woods is not that he won, and won big, but that he did it for so long.“I always try to explain how good you feel after one win,” Scott said. “And I try to imagine how good Tiger felt just playing five years into his pro career having won like 50 events, and imagine how you’d feel confidencewise. And Jason must be kind of feeling something like that at the moment. And that’s an incredibly nice way to walk out on the golf course. And you can see it with Jason.“You can see there’s that calmness inside him — calm confidence — and the way he’s walking around. He’s got that kind of unbeatable look about him.”He has looked that way ever since he left that birdie putt short on the 18th green at St. Andrews that kept him out of the playoff at the British Open. Day found something that week — a combination of desire and belief — and he has parlayed that into a run Scott referred to as “Tigeresque.”He won the Canadian Open the following week. He set a major championship record at 20-under par to win the PGA Championship. He won two FedEx Cup playoff events, though that didn’t trump all that Spieth did last year.And after a slow start following a long winter’s break, Day hit his stride with a wire-to-wire victory in the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill, and he was just as dominant the following week at the Dell Match Play. He won seven matches, and only one of them reached the 18th hole at Austin Country Club.And now this.Day began his week by tying the course record with a 63 and breaking the 36-hole record with 15-under 129. All that stopped him from more marks were greens that got away from the PGA Tour, faster than anyone could recall. Day made two double bogeys on the front nine, and both times answered with birdies.He was on the ropes again Sunday — a bogey on No. 6, avoiding another bogey by making a 15-foot putt on No. 7, and then taking three chips from 40 feet right of the green on the par-5 ninth and having to make a 6-foot putt just to salvage bogey.Spieth tweeted Sunday night that Day’s bogey putt was “possibly most underrated shot of the day. Gathered emotions knocked it in and led to a clutch back nine. Great win.” Day agreed. Asked the most significant shot he hit Sunday, he didn’t hesitate to mention that putt.“Probably the most crucial putt of this tournament for me,” he said.Day has won seven of his last 17 starts, and the confidence is growing. The scary part for the rest of golf is that the celebration doesn’t last long.“This is great to be The Players champion,” Day said. “But now once tonight is done and tomorrow starts, it’s another week. I have to get ready and prepare for the next tournament coming up, because it’s never enough. Winning is never enough. And I’ve got to try and do it as much as I can before my time is over.” Reverse Mortgages: Worth the Risk?LendingTree Mortgage Quotes He won The Players Championship for his seventh victory in the last 10 months, and all he could talk about was winning more. He is No. 1 in the world by an increasingly large margin over Jordan Spieth, and his points average is the highest of any player since Tiger Woods in the late summer of 2013.Day wants to go higher.“Keep pushing,” he said Sunday after his four-shot victory. “Yeah, keep pushing, because Tiger says he’s going to kick my butt when he comes back, so I’m going to try and extend that gap. So if he does come back and he’s turned into Tiger Woods again, I’ve got to watch my behind.” Sponsored Linkslast_img read more

Atletico Madrid 0-0 Sevilla: Barcelona stay top of La Liga

first_img After Barcelona dug out a crucial win against Malaga, Atletico knew they had to win here if they wanted to go into next week’s game at Camp Nou top of La Liga. Antoine Griezmann, who is otherwise having a fine season, came closest to scoring, but his header struck the post in the second half. Upd. at 18:36 24/01/2016 Carrasco’s last gasp effort hit the bar, but Atletico could not work out how to beat Unai Emery’s hard-working men. Atletico Madrid blew the chance to go ahead of Barcelona and back to the top of La Liga as they drew with 10-man Sevilla at the Vicente Calderon.center_img Sport EN Atletico racked up 22 shots but just five were on goal and despite pressure late on, only a 20 yard piledriver from Gabi threatened to beat Sergio Rico, but the goalkeeper tipped it over.  Despite Vitolo’s red card, who saw his second booking after tripping Luciano Vietto, Diego Siemone’s men could not find a way through.  CETlast_img read more

Arsenal’s defensive woes worsen as Chambers option grades out

first_imgAdvertisement 61NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs9wd6Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E885a6e( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 6yrnq70Would you ever consider trying this?😱uu9nrxCan your students do this? 🌚bpRoller skating! Powered by Firework Arsenal’s problems in the defense have been heavily hit by long term, crucial injuries, and Unai Emery’s options in the back keep on running out. However, the situation has taken a turn for the worse as the option to recall on-loan Fulham defender Calum Chambers is not an option anymore. Advertisement Chambers signed for fellow Premier League side Fulham from Arsenal in August last year as part of a loan deal running for the whole of this season. The Gunners, being marred by injuries in all departments have looked much weaker all throughout the term. But having picked up some crucial ones in the back, with Hector Bellerin out for a long time and the recent ones of Sokratis Papastathpoulos and Laurent Koscielny against Manchester United in the FA Cup two days earlier, puts them in a tight spot.The option of recalling Chambers from Fulham was one prospect of saving some time until players return to full training. But that path appears to have been blocked as well.Advertisement Due to the clause of recalling Chambers back to the Emirates Stadium missing from his loan agreement with Fulham, Arsenal will be unable to retrieve the England national, and thereby taking a massive blow in the defense.Head coach Unai Emery will be relying on youngster Dinos Mavropanos for his talents in the back after his absence on the pitch since been injured back in pre-season last year.Advertisement Read also:-Arsenal target Sampdoria goalkeeper Emil Audero in the January transfer window Advertisementlast_img read more

Rising stars of the game

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Council on summer break

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