Rudiger demands quick response from troubled Chelsea

first_imgChelsea never recovered from the 14th-minute dismissal of captain Gary Cahill, while Cesc Fabregas was sent off later for a second bookable offence as the champions finished with nine men.After trailing 3-0 at half-time, goals from Alvaro Morata and David Luiz gave the scoreline a flattering look for lacklustre Chelsea.And Germany defender Rudiger, who was making his Premier League debut following his close-season move from Roma, conceded his team’s response to Cahill’s sending off was not good enough.“If you have a red card early in the game it’s a shock moment for everyone but we are all professionals and we need to do better in those kind of situations,” Rudiger told Chelsea’s website.“We conceded three goals too easily. We tried our best but at the end of the day football is about results and we lost.”Despite his criticism, Rudiger believes Chelsea’s attempt to salvage a point against the odds should give them encouragement that the defeat is only a temporary blip.After beating Tottenham to the Premier League title last season, the Blues can expect a fired up performance from their London rivals in their temporary Wembley home next Sunday.But Rudiger say the derby provides Chelsea will an ideal opportunity to erase the bitter taste of the Burnley loss.“In the second half we deserve compliments because you saw a team who tried when it wasn’t easy and at the end of the match we had two men less,” he said.“We have to take the positives from the game, like the second half, work hard during the week and play a good match against Tottenham.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Germany defender Antonio Rudiger controls the ball during the 2017 Confederations Cup final between Chile and Germany at the Saint Petersburg Stadium in Saint Petersburg on July 2, 2017 © AFP/File / Patrik STOLLARZLONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 13 – Antonio Rudiger has called on his Chelsea team-mates to make amends for their shock loss against Burnley by bouncing back against title rivals Tottenham next weekend.Antonio Conte’s side began the defence of their Premier League crown with an embarrassing 3-2 defeat against Burnley at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.last_img read more

Latest: QPR 0 Southampton 0 – Saints threaten despite Ramsey’s attacking intent

first_imgChris Ramsey fielded a side full of attacking intent but it was Southampton who looked more dangerous in the opening stages at Loftus Road.Ramsey, in caretaker charge following the departure of manager Harry Redknapp, included Adel Taarabt in QPR’s starting line-up, while Matt Phillips and Armand Traore were deployed on the flanks and Leroy Fer was moved into central midfield alongside Joey Barton.However, Rangers’ Rob Green was the busier keeper early on, gathering an effort from Graziano Pelle and seeing a shot from Eljero Elia drift wide after Green had been spotted off his line.Victor Wanyama also fired wide, while at the other end Barton shot over following good work from Taarabt.Southampton were dealt a blow when young defender Matt Targett was stretchered off midway through the first half following a clash of heads with Phillips. QPR: Green; Onuoha, Caulker, Dunne, Hill, Phillips, Barton, Fer, Traore, Taarabt, Austin.Subs: McCarthy, Isla, Kranjcar, Henry, Vargas, Zarate, Zamora.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Khris Davis slugs late slam, but A’s fall to Rays

first_imgClick HERE if you’re having trouble viewing the gallery on your mobile device.ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The A’s nearly wrecked the Rays bullpenning strategy, but even a grand slam was too little, too late.After getting shut down by five different Rays pitchers through eight innings, Khris Davis injected life into the A’s bench as he demolished a hanging slider from Sergio Romo for a grand slam to bring the A’s within one run. But the A’s still fell 5-4, failing to gain ground on the New York …last_img

Tracking the Raiders’ undrafted free-agent signings

first_imgALAMEDA — The Raiders’ work didn’t stop after the seventh round of the 2019 NFL Draft concluded, as Mike Mayock and Jon Gruden signed several undrafted free agents to compete for roster spots this offseason.Below is a running list of those players.Wisconsin FB Alec Ingold – Ingold played for the Raiders-coached North team at the Senior Bowl#GrudenGrinder — Alec Ingold (@AI_XLV) April 27, 2019UC Davis WR Keelan Doss – Doss is an Alameda native whose childhood home is five …last_img

US baseball gets first player from Africa

first_imgIt was history in the making when Gift Ngoepe became the first player from South Africa – and Africa – to play in the Major League Baseball in the US.Gift Ngoepe is the first player from South Africa, and Africa, to play in the American Major League Baseball, on 26 April 2017. His team, the Pittsburgh Pirates, beat the Chicago Cubs. (Image: Pittsburg Pirates, Facebook)Compiled by Priya PitamberSouth African Gift Ngoepe was overcome with emotion when he became the first player from Africa to make an appearance in a Major League Baseball game in the US, on 26 April 2017.“I told myself not to cry, because I’m in the big leagues and I’m a big guy,” Ngoepe told ESPN. “[Francisco] Cervelli hugged me, and I could feel my heartbeat through my chest. It was emotional, and I had to fight back the tears.”Italo-Venezuelan Cervelli is a catcher for the Pittsburgh [email protected] 2B Gift Ngoepe makes history in the Steel City. https://t.co/mJQuO0Onbz pic.twitter.com/RVXv82mYHO— MLB Stat of the Day (@MLBStatoftheDay) April 27, 2017What a moment. pic.twitter.com/59UyHlrdz3— Pirates (@Pirates) April 27, 2017Ngoepe said he thought about where he came from and his journey from South Africa to pursue his dream of playing in the American major league.“I thought about the struggles of being in the minor leagues for eight-and-a-half years and then to finally get up here and get a hit in my first at-bat. The whole thing was just awesome. That’s the only word I can think of to describe it. It was awesome.”The South African player helped his team, the Pittsburgh Pirates, beat the Chicago Cubs.Watch:Opening doorsNgoepe said baseball was still developing in Africa, but he hoped his involvement would inspire more interest in people.“It’s a dream come true for me because it’s been my dream since I was a 10-year-old boy, but it also means so much to the people of South Africa and baseball in Africa,” Ngoepe said before the game, according to Eyewitness News.Hugs. The gift that keeps on giving. #amirite pic.twitter.com/BEHoJ1oxBQ— Pirates (@Pirates) April 27, 2017Source: ESPN, EWNWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

Survey seeks answers for yield limiting factors in soybeans

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest To participate in this research, please see the online survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ohiosoybeanI am continuing a third year of a State‐Wide Project aimed at generating some baseline producer data on current soybean management practices in Ohio’s production systems. This project is funded by the Ohio Soybean Council and the North Central Soybean Research Program (NCSRP). The project goal is to identify the key factors that preclude the state’s soybean producers from obtaining yields that should be potentially possible on their respective individual farms. The term used for the difference between what yield is possible on your farm each year and what you yield you actually achieve is called a “Yield Gap”.We are therefore asking Crop Producers in Ohio to provide us with yield and other agronomic data specific to their soybean production fields. With that data, we could then conduct an in‐depth analysis of what on‐farm factors might be causing a Yield Gap on producer farms. We intend to provide annual reports to all crop producers informing them of what factors we may have identified that, based on our analysis of the data collected from farms, are likely limiting you from achieving soybean yields closer to yield potential that is likely possible on your farms! Click here for the latest report! Specifically, we are requesting yield and other data specific to four 2017 fields of soybean that YOU grew on your farm. If you cannot recall or do not have data for any given cell on the Survey Form, leave them blank.We look forward to receiving your data. Keep in mind that all data submissions will be kept strictly confidential. At the end of the survey, you will be asked for your name, email, and mailing address. This entry is optional, but will be used to email preliminary results and mail a check ($10/field) for your time and help filling out the survey.last_img read more