Warriors report: Warriors win at the buzzer with unlikely hero

first_imgSALT LAKE CITY – No matter what hand the Warriors are dealt, they still have two trump cards that usually win.Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry. As the Warriors discovered in their 124-123 victory over the Utah Jazz on Friday, however, they also have a wildcard. His name is Jonas Jerebko. They acquired him last summer after Utah (1-1) waived him for cost-cutting reasons. And in only his second regular-season game with the Warriors (2-0), Jerebko made a putback off of Durant’s missed jumper with …last_img

FNB Vita honours rural crafts

first_img6 September 2002An unassuming woman from rural KwaZulu-Natal led the winners of South Africa’s premier craft competition, the FNB Vita Crafts Now Awards, when prizes were handed out at MuseuMAfricA in Newtown.Lobolile Ximba received a R6 000 prize for her powerful “Aids Doll”. Other awards were given for works ranging from paintings, ceramic sculptures and quilt portraits to wooden soccer players and telephone wire baskets.All the entries will be on exhibit until 24 September, as part of the museum’s special displays for the World Summit on Sustainable Development.Veteran journalist Denis Beckett, who officially opened the exhibition, paid special tribute to Ximba, each of whose works tells a unique story of how rural women are dealing with the devastating effects of the Aids virus. Ximba was taught by her mother and has been making dolls since 1984. Her dolls are expressive and colourful.Another Aids-related work came from the Karosswerkers of Limpopo province in the form of an embroidered cloth entitled “Aids”, designed by Calvin Mahlaule and Agnes Tshehla.Calvin Mahlaule and Agnes Tshehla’s embroidery “Aids”Held in tandem with the Association of Potters of Southern Africa’s African Earth, the event was adjudicated by professors Ian Calder and Karel Nel of the universities of Natal and Witwatersrand respectively.Nel decided against awarding gold, silver and bronze prizes, and instead gave four equal first prizes of R6 000 each to Ximba, the Karosswerkers, Johannesburg’s Digby Hoets and Katherine Glenday from the Western Cape.Awards of R1 000 each were also presented to Lother Bottcher for his glass vase, Kim Sacks and Joseph Msomi for porcelain and wire bowls, Themba Mnguni for a wooden pair of soccer players, Zama Khanyile for a telephone wire basket, and Jabulile Nkosi for her quilt of portraits.The awards for the African Earth pottery exhibition were given by Calder, who singled out for praise two ceramic sculptors, Henrietta Ngako and Vusumuzi Ntshalintshali.Gauteng’s Henrietta Ngako won the City of Johannesburg Arts, Culture and Heritage Services Premier Award for her work. Born in the town of Rustenburg, North West province, Ngako has exhibited widely in the country and abroad.She has work in collections at more than 10 museums and art galleries across South Africa, and has received numerous awards, including a merit award at the International Invitation Exhibition of Contemporary Ceramic Art in Taiwan in 1992.Source: City of Johannesburg web sitelast_img read more

Photo library: South Africa at work 4

first_img{loadposition tc}Click on a thumbnail for a low-resolution image, or right-click on the link below it to download a high-resolution copy of the image.» Download South Africa at Work contact sheet (1.5MB) » Download full image library contact sheet (10.5MB) Johannesburg, Gauteng province: Construction in progress on the new Natalspruit Hospital in Vosloorus, a large township in the south of the city. Photo: Chris Kirchhoff, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Johannesburg, Gauteng province: Construction in progress on the new Natalspruit Hospital in Vosloorus, a large township in the south of the city. Photo: Chris Kirchhoff, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Johannesburg, Gauteng province: Construction in progress on the new Natalspruit Hospital in Vosloorus, a large township in the south of the city. Photo: Chris Kirchhoff, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Johannesburg, Gauteng province: Construction in progress on the new Natalspruit Hospital in Vosloorus, a large township in the south of the city. Photo: Chris Kirchhoff, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Johannesburg, Gauteng province: Construction in progress on the new Natalspruit Hospital in Vosloorus, a large township in the south of the city. Photo: Chris Kirchhoff, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Johannesburg, Gauteng province: Construction in progress on the new Natalspruit Hospital in Vosloorus, a large township in the south of the city. Photo: Chris Kirchhoff, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Johannesburg, Gauteng province: Workers prepare fruit salad packs for export to the UK. Photo: Chris Kirchhoff, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Johannesburg, Gauteng province: Workers prepare fruit salad packs for export to the UK. Photo: Chris Kirchhoff, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Johannesburg, Gauteng province: Workers prepare fruit salad packs for export to the UK. Photo: Chris Kirchhoff, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res imageSOUTH AFRICA AT WORK 4: {loadposition saatwork}Having trouble downloading high-resolution images? Queries about using the image library? Email Mary Alexander at [email protected]last_img read more

Lynx beat Mystics for top seed in WNBA Playoffs

first_imgFILE – In this Aug. 3, 2017, file photo, Minnesota Lynx forward Plenette Pierson flexes her muscles to celebrate after a play by center Sylvia Fowles during the third quarter against the Atlanta Dream in a WNBA basketball game in St. Paul, Minn. Minnesota secured the top seed in the WNBA playoffs while the Los Angeles Sparks will be the two seed. (Aaron Lavinsky/Star Tribune via AP, File)ST. PAUL, Minnesota — Maya Moore scored 26 points and Renee Montgomery added 18 to help the Minnesota Lynx secure the top seed in the WNBA playoffs with an 86-72 victory over the Washington Mystics on Sunday.Minnesota (27-7) finished the season a game ahead of Los Angeles (26-8). Both teams have byes until in the semifinals on Sept. 12.Washington (18-16) is the sixth seed and plays the Dallas Wings on Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Kristi Toliver hit a 3-pointer with 4:28 remaining to pull Washington within 80-71, but Moore answered at the other end and the Mystics didn’t score again until the 2:09 mark.Toliver led Washington with 20 points. Elena Delle Donne added 12 points in just 18 minutes and Krystal Thomas grabbed 14 rebounds.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutIt was Minnesota’s final game at the Xcel Energy Center as the Lynx will play their home playoff games at the University of Minnesota’s Williams Arena. The team is moving to accommodate the Minnesota Wild’s preseason schedule.SPARKS 81, SUN 70 LATEST STORIES Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses LOS ANGELES — Nneka Ogwumike scored 21 points and Candace Parker had a double-double as the defending champion Los Angeles Sparks closed the WNBA regular season with a win over Connecticut.Los Angeles (26-8) went 15-1 at home, but finished a game behind Minnesota for the top seed in the playoffs. The Sparks have a bye until the semifinals. The Sun (21-13) are the fourth seed and have a first-round bye.Parker had 12 points and 14 rebounds for the Sparks and Odyssey Sims had 16 points.Courtney Williams led the Suns with 19 points. Jonquel Jones had 10 rebounds to finish with 403, the first player in league history to surpass 400. Tina Charles held the old record at 398. With 10 points, Jones had 20 double-doubles this season.LIBERTY 82, WINGS 81ADVERTISEMENT View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Nextcenter_img SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief ROSEMONT, Illinois — Breanna Stewart scored 29 points, making two free throws with 15.6 seconds left for a three-point lead, and Seattle beat Chicago.The Storm rallied to take a 79-78 lead with 3:11 left as Jewell Loyd’s open 3-pointer from the corner capped a 9-0 run.After Stewart’s makes, Allie Quigley curled around a high screen but her long 3 was off the mark. Seattle’s Noelle Quinn sealed it by making two free throws with 11.2 seconds left.Loyd added 25 points for Seattle (15-19), which plays at Phoenix on Wednesday night in the first round of the playoffs. Stewart made 10 of 12 at the stripe as the Storm only missed three free throws in 27 attempts.Kahleah Copper paced Chicago (12-22) with 18 points. Courtney Vandersloot set a WNBA record in the third quarter for the highest single-season assists average. Her eight assists per game surpassed Ticha Penicheiro’s 2002 mark of 7.9. MOST READ ARLINGTON, Texas — Tina Charles had 18 points and 18 rebounds to help New York clinch the third seed in the playoffs with a win over the Wings and extend the Liberty’s winning streak to 10 games.The Liberty (22-12) matched the franchise record for longest winning streak and have a first-round bye. The seventh-seeded Wings (16-18) play at No. 6 Washington in a one-game playoff on Wednesday.Trailing 82-79 after a Charles putback with 22.1 seconds to play, the Wings missed, but forced a turnover and Aerial Powers scored on a putback with 3.7 seconds left. When the Liberty inbounded the ball in the frontcourt after a timeout, they had a backcourt violation, giving Dallas one last shot. Skylar Diggins-Smith’s attempt from the 3-point line bounced off the rim at the buzzer.MERCURY 84, DREAM 70PHOENIX — Brittney Griner scored 30 points as the Phoenix Mercury closed the regular season with a victory over the Dream on Sunday to secure the fifth seed in the playoffs.Phoenix (18-16) will host Seattle on Wednesday night.Griner reached the 30-point mark for the sixth time in her career with a reverse layup with 1:23 remaining in the fourth quarter. She blocked Elizabeth Williams’ shot at the other end. All six of her 30-point games have come this season.Leilani Mitchell added 18 points for Phoenix and Diana Taurasi was held to nine points on 3-of-12 shooting.Rookie Brittney Sykes scored a career-best 33 points for Atlanta (12-22). She was 12 of 19 from the floor and made seven free throws. Tiffany Hayes added 15 points, and Camille Little moved into a tie with Lauren Jackson for 12th place in WNBA history with 2,447 rebounds, passing Yolanda Griffith.STORM 85, SKY 80 WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Sharapova comeback, teen’s dream run end at US Open LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Gameslast_img read more

Lady Chiefs fuel F4 drive

first_imgBSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Ardina earns P300,000 Rachel Austero tried to fire up St. Benilde, scoring on a hit and an ace to close in to 15-20. Carlos and Justine Dorog committed errors in succession to allow the Lady Blazers to move within 19-21.But the climb tolled heavily on the Lady Blazers, who committed a spate of errors which the Lady Maroons gamely exploited to preserve the win.Meanwhile, La Salle-Zobel bested Adamson, 25-11, 25-12, 20-25, 25-15, while University of the East nipped Far Eastern University-Diliman, 25-23, 25-13, 20-25, 26-28, 15-6, in the UAAP Season 80 high school volleyball tournament. Using its offense to the hilt, Arellano buried TIP with a 17-3 edge in attacks in the second set, allowing it to have a 20-6 bubble to illustrate the discrepancy between the two teams in terms of talent and skills.That lead allowed the Lady Chiefs to rest gunners Andrea Marzan and Regine Arocha in favor of seldom-used players.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBut the Lady Engineers soon started to claw back, forcing Arellano assistant coach Richard Estacio to send his regular gunners back in and preserve the set.Arocha topscored with 17 points, while Jovielyn Prado had eight. Read Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “We are a strong team because we have team work,” said Arocha, who dedicated the win to their coach Obert Javier, who was indisposed.Earlier, University of the Philippines revived its campaign after a thorough 25-19, 25-13,25-19 triumph over St. Benilde.The Lady Maroons were never threatened throughout the match as top gunners Isa Molde and Diane Carlos took on their roles to the hilt to ensure their second win in three starts.It also practically booted out the Lady Blazers, who suffered their third straight defeat. Only the top two teams per group will make it to the semifinals.UP stormed to 19-8 lead on Molde’s angled hit in the third set, but for some reason, the Lady Maroons let their guards down to allow the Lady Blazers’ fightback.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES MOST READ Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Arellano strengthened its semifinal bid after an easy 25-16, 25-15, 25-18 win over lowly Technological Institute of the Philippines Monday night in the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Lady Chiefs, reigning NCAA champions, bounced back from a previous defeat and posted their third victory in four outings, while handing the Lady Engineers their fourth setback in as many games.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

A Look At The Oklahoma State-Kansas Drive Charts

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Yards per play: 6.6Points per drive (offense): 3.14Points per drive (defense): 1.43Points off turnovers: 17Average starting field position: Own 42You should be averaging over seven yards per play against KU. The PPD numbers are fine, but OSU’s offense was greatly aided turnovers that it got in great position (three times inside KU’s 30 in the second half).Kansas Drive Chartscreen-shot-2016-10-24-at-8-40-40-amKansas actually started off nicely with scores on three of its first five possessions. But then it was held to seven points on its next nine drives. That’s not going to get it done (obviously). A few other numbers …Yards per play: 6.2Points per drive (offense): 1.43Points per drive (defense): 3.14Points off turnovers: 7Average starting field position: Own 19That average starting field position is something else. Nobody is going to win many games starting on their own 19 on average, much less Kansas.Also a note on that yards-per-play number: OSU is now No. 118 in the country in plays allowed of 30+ yards. Texas Tech and OU are both top five in the country in plays of 30+ yards on offense. Gulp. Drive charts and points scored per drive might just bore you right to tears, but I find this stuff fascinating. It matters because you can look at drive charts and PPD and determine “could that team score when it needed to, and could it get stops when it needed to.”So let’s look at the two drive charts from Saturday’s game against Kansas and a few other deep statistics that mattered.OSU Drive Chartscreen-shot-2016-10-24-at-8-40-29-amThis started off pretty poorly. OSU went punt, fumble, TD and punt in its first four drives against one of the worst teams in FBS. The Pokes closed strong though with scores on five of their last six real drives. Other key numbers to know.last_img read more

Winners and Losers From The Oklahoma State-Texas Tech Game

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Winner: Mason Rudolph –He had another (almost) 400-yard game and two touchdowns on an efficient 20/28. He puts these numbers up so often we get complacent about how good he’s been. He is now 20-5 as a starter (.800). With the off chance that he does to take his talents to Sundays, hopefully Cowboy fans will pay attention these last couple games. He may wow you.Loser: Kliff Kingsbury — Kliff’s “on-the-nose” cool is once again beat out by a middle-aged man who tucks his mullet, sweater, etc. He probably tucks his socks in. Loser: Run defense depth — With Chad Whitener sidelined due to an apparent injury. Justin Phillips had a big game, but overall the Cowboy run defense was not as good as it could have been with Whitener. It had a lot to do with scheming as well. Glenn Spencer used West Virginia’s three-three stack model for good chunks. But you’ve gotta think Whitener could have helped. Hopefully he’ll be ready for the Ft. Worth trip.Caleb DeckWinner: Patrick Mahomes II — He may not have won the ballgame this week, but he had about as good of a day as you can have without getting a “W.” Killed it on the stats side once again with 344 yards, 3 TDs, no picks and a QB rating of 142.7 while his receivers couldn’t seem to catch a thing. Not too shabby.But the most amazing and important thing that happened for ol’ Pat this week was getting the Mullet Seal of Approval. Gundy told him that he could arrange for an agent if Mahomes needed one, sufficiently solidifying his place in the Gundy network of QBs which includes Brandon Weeden, Zac Robinson, himself, and I’m assuming probably John Elway, Peyton Manning, and Kurt Warner. Heck of a week for the QB who came up a bit short.Loser: Jeff Carr — This is not by any fault of his own and I truly like Jeff Carr and am so glad he is on the team. Unfortunately the success on the ground this week did not help his efforts to see the field more. Justice Hill is the best freshman in the history of the world, Chris Carson is back with a vengeance and well-defined role as a linebacker-crusher and knee-taker, and now we have Rennie Childs going 25 yards on two carries in the middle of games?Poor Jeff has fallen down the pecking order once again with this renewed running game. Hopefully he continues to work hard and stick with it as his attitude seems to be top notch and he’s a classy guy, but I’m not foreseeing next year as being any easier to get in the lineup with Chubba Hubbard and JD King incoming.This is a great problem to have because it means the team has found somewhat of a successful scheme for running the ball, but I feel for Jeff as a player. I hope the coaching staff finds ways to get him in the mix, possibly in some draw or screen situations, but sadly for now we may not see much of the hard-working Mr. Carr.Kyle BooneWinner: Chris Carson — I think Carson was the winner from Saturday. Justice Hill has proven he should be the primary ball carrier for the Pokes, but Carson, who had 10 carries and averaged more than 7 yards a pop, is proving to be the explosive, powerful runner everyone expected him to be out of junior college.Loser: Special teams — Oklahoma State allowed a critical fourth-down conversion on a fake punt for the second time this season. It was a good fake, but the lack of preparation is concerning. If Tech had gone for two after their final score late in the game, it wouldn’t have surprised me a bit. They need to sharpen up both in special teams returns and defending potential fakes. Oklahoma State squeezed past Texas Tech 45-44 on Saturday in the 2016 finale in Boone Pickens Stadium. This helped the Big 12 (we think?) position itself well for the CFB Playoff as three of the top four teams fell later in the day. Here is a look at who else won and lost this week as OSU moved to 8-2*.Kyle PorterWinner: Greg Adkins (I almost called him Joe) — Oklahoma State’s offensive line has obviously not been very good over the last two years, but they have showed out in the last few weeks. OSU is cruising around on the ground right now and the OL is creating space for Justice Hill to roam. They are also doing a much better job protecting Mason Rudolph (four sacks in the last three games) and as a result the Pokes have had two straight games averaging 9.0 yards per play or better. The same number they had in … 2011.Loser: Patrick Mahomes — Why was Patrick Mahomes a loser? Well, he lost because it was clear that he does not have the receivers Mason Rudolph has. Drops and bobbled passes were prominent all over the field on Saturday as the best passer in the country labored to just under 350 yards. Mahomes is great (obviously), but his partners on Saturday were not, and it might have cost them the game against a top 15 OSU team.Winner: Chris Lacy — We cannot possibly say enough good things. I want winners! And he’s a winner. The best WR4 (or WR5) in the league.Kyle CoxWinner: Mike Gundy — He owns the Red Raiders to the tune of eight straight. He also wins the ironically cool haircut/overall style. He told he had created a monster in Stillwater but it wasn’t what we all thought. His tucked in bowl game pullover is going to have to be custom made to tuck that thing in. #BowlSeasonFlowGundy looks incredible right now. The full mullet flow. The old throwback sweatshirt. Big 12 title on the line. pic.twitter.com/pHfMDE5Pde— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) November 12, 2016last_img read more

Justice Hill Set to Win NCAA Freshman Rushing Title

first_imgAbout a month ago we looked at the possibility of OSU running back Justice Hill ending the season as atop the list of freshman rushers.Well, thanks to Clemson’s domination of Ohio State (and Buckeye redshirt freshman Mike Weber’s lowest output of the season of 24 yards), it looks like that possibility will be realized.Hill’s 1,142 yards are most among FBS freshmen. The only freshman with a chance to catch him is Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts (891 yards), and it’s not really a chance. Hurts would need 251 yards against Clemson in the national championship game.So, since that’s not happening, I’ll go ahead and congratulate Justice for another badge of honor in an impressive (and record-setting) rookie campaign.Here are the top rushing freshmen for 2016-17.1. Justice Hill (Oklahoma State) – 1,142 yards / 5.5 yards per carry / 6 touchdowns2. Mike Weber (Ohio State) – 1,096 yards / 6 yards per carry / 9 touchdowns3. Benjamin Snell, Jr. (Kentucky) – 1,091  yards / 5.9 yards per carry / 13 touchdowns4. Damarea Crockett (Missouri) – 1,062 yards / 6.9 yards per carry / 10 touchdowns5. Trayveon Williams (Texas A&M) – 1,057 yards / 6.8 yards per carry / 8 touchdowns While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

Clemson Cornerback Graduate Transfer Sets Official Visit to OSU

first_imgClemson cornerback transfer Adrian Baker has been in contact with a number of schools interested in landing his services — and OSU is one suitor who has caught his attention.Baker, who tore his ACL last spring, sat out the 2016 season with the Tigers because of the injury. He is set to graduate this spring and will be eligible to play immediately wherever he chooses to transfer, according to the NCAA graduate transfer rule. A rule OSU has become familiar with in the past several years, using it to land cornerback Lenzy Pipkins a season ago.According to Ryan Bartow of 247Sports, Baker has scheduled two official visits: to OSU and to Texas Tech.The Cowboys will host him on March 4. Texas Tech will host him a week later on March 10.With OSU losing Ashton Lampkin and Lenzy Pipkins following the 2016 season, playing time is immediately available in Stillwater. That in itself might be a promising factor for a prospect looking to end his career on a high note as several others have done in Stillwater in recent years.Wherever he lands in the process will be a new start for a once promising prospect who sunk on the depth chart and had unfortunate injuries unravel his undergraduate career. Baker’s time at Clemson would have likely ended in a more prominent role in 2016, had it not been for the injury. And now Baker could be next in the long line of graduate transfers at Oklahoma State at a position that desperately needs bolstered before the 2017 season. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

Klopp tips Salah for Premier League awards

first_imgLiverpool Salah can beat De Bruyne to Premier League awards – Klopp Ryan Benson 08:00 4/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Liverpool Mohamed Salah Liverpool v Newcastle United Premier League Jürgen Klopp Kevin De Bruyne The Egyptian scored again on Saturday and the Liverpool boss expects him to challenge for individual honours at the season’s end Jurgen Klopp sees no reason why Mohamed Salah cannot beat Manchester City star Kevin De Bruyne to the end-of-season awards after another fine performance in Liverpool’s 2-0 win over Newcastle United.Salah scored the opening goal at Anfield to take his tally to 24 from 28 Premier League games in his first season since moving from Roma.He has also set up another eight goals, becoming the key figure for Klopp’s Liverpool in their rise above Manchester United into second place. Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp De Bruyne had seemingly made himself the big favourite for the individual accolades with his consistently impressive performances for runaway leaders City, particularly in the first half of the campaign.But Salah has emerged as a serious contender and Klopp feels he will deserve any recognition that comes his way.When asked if he thought Salah can prevail over De Bruyne, Klopp told reporters: “Of course. It’s a different position, it depends what you want.”There’s no doubt Kevin De Bruyne plays a nice season; there’s no doubt Mo Salah plays a really good one as well.”Not only him, there are a few more players. A few people would mention that Harry Kane is not too bad and Roberto Firmino is not too bad.”David Silva had a few weeks where for private reasons he couldn’t play, but he plays an outstanding season as well.Another one   @22mosalah . Strong performance from the boys today and a good win! #YNWA pic.twitter.com/sB9CDyGTIL — Alex Ox-Chamberlain (@Alex_OxChambo) March 3, 2018 “There are a few good players this season in the Premier League – and for sure I forgot a few. In our team, I like a lot of what we did so far.”I don’t have to make the decision. At the end there will be one winner and a few more very good players around him.”That’s what the life of a professional sportsman is. You do it because you want to win. I don’t think a lot of people are doing this only to be part of it.”We want to win things – that’s a big part of our personality. For me, [individual] trophies mean absolutely nothing. I have no clue why it’s like that, but it is the truth.”Winning a title with a team is different, to be honest, but I respect it. If he [Salah] can win this competition then he deserves it.”There are a few games to go and we have to make sure he can keep on going in this shape, be in important spaces and very decisive areas, and score goals for us.”Liverpool return to Champions League action Tuesday with the second leg of their last-16 ties against Porto.last_img read more