The pair endured a frosty relationship during Mourinho’s first spell and a truce proved temporary when the Portuguese felt so riled by Wenger last month that he re-engaged the hostility. Mourinho described Wenger as a “specialist in failure” after the Frenchman commented that anyone ruling themselves out of the title race was doing so out of a fear of falling short. Mourinho’s reaction was perhaps due to Arsenal, along with Liverpool and Manchester City, being rivals as the Blues chase just a second Premier League title since 2006 – Carlo Ancelotti led Chelsea to the 2010 championship – this season. The Chelsea manager on Friday refused to apologise for the “failure” barb, after which he felt he was unfairly portrayed as the villain, and stopped short of joining those lauding Wenger’s career. “The tribute is to say that I believe that any one of us would love to have the same privilege (of getting to 1,000 games) with our clubs,” Mourinho said. Mourinho’s career has seen him enjoy short and successful spells at Porto, Chelsea, Inter Milan and Real Madrid and now back at Stamford Bridge. He respects Wenger’s longevity, particularly in the modern game, and hopes to emulate it, at least in part, with the Blues. “It was always difficult, but in modern football it is even more difficult,” he added. “If I accumulate my first three-and-a-half years with Chelsea and this one, I have a few. “And let’s see if I can reach, not 1,000, but I would say, 500 (matches). It would be fantastic.” The landmark occasion comes with Wenger chasing a first victory in 10 contests with Mourinho, who has not been beaten in 75 Premier League matches at Stamford Bridge. Mourinho insisted his personal record against Wenger was incidental as matches pit team against team, not manager against manager. “It doesn’t matter,” he said. “It’s not against him. It’s Chelsea against Arsenal. “I didn’t even play Arsenal with Inter Milan or with Real Madrid or with Porto, I just played with Chelsea. “It’s Chelsea-Arsenal, Arsenal-Chelsea, it’s not me against him. “Records don’t play any role. A match is a match. It’s not coach against coach, it’s team against team.” Chelsea, who beat Galatasaray to advance to the Champions League quarter-finals in midweek, will be bidding to respond to last Saturday’s controversial loss to Aston Villa, when Mourinho, Ramires and Willian were sent off. Mourinho will contest his Football Association improper conduct charge, while Ramires is banned for three matches and Willian one, with both missing the Gunners visit. After the Villa Park loss Mourinho called for the Premier League not to assign referee Chris Foy to Chelsea matches in future – something which will not happen as it would set a dangerous precedent – and it is clear the manner of the defeat still rankles. Mourinho added: “Last Saturday put us in a position where probably we wouldn’t be now. Probably we’d be with more points than we have now.” Also absent on Saturday is former Arsenal left-back Ashley Cole (knee), but Nemanja Matic and Mohammed Salah are available after being ineligible in Europe in midweek. Chelsea were drawn with Paris St Germain in the Champions League last eight, something which will give Mourinho reason to once again question UEFA’s Financial Fair Play regulations. The Blues say they are trying to live within their means while others continue to spend astronomical sums. Speaking before his side were drawn to play a PSG featuring Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Edinson Cavani, Mourinho suggested the other six teams would be keen to play his side or Manchester United, once again deploying the underdog card. “Maybe all of them want us, because Chelsea’s maybe the outsider of the group,” Mourinho said. “Maybe us and Man United, because they’re not having a great season.” Press Association Arsenal’s most recent silverware came in the 2005 FA Cup; in his 500th, they lost to Mourinho’s Chelsea, who successfully defended their Premier League title in 2006. “I admire him and I admire Arsenal, because it’s not possible to have 1,000 matches unless the club is also a fantastic club in the way they support the manager, especially in the bad moments and especially when the bad moments were quite a lot,” Mourinho said. Amid the glowing tributes to Arsene Wenger ahead of his 1,000th match in charge of Arsenal, Jose Mourinho decided to remind the Frenchman of his trophy drought which now stretches to almost nine years.
Investigators with the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are still looking into the cause of a Pembroke Pines plane crash that took two lives last week.According to the Broward County Sheriff’s Office, the twin-engine Aero Commander prop plane struck a public storage facility on South Park Rd. around 9:30 a.m. Friday.Both people on board the plane were killed.The building sustained damage to a fourth floor window and exterior wall, and there were no injuries on the ground.BSO Sgt. Don Prichard says the plane was on its way from Pompano Beach to Opa locka.The family of one of the victims identified him as Joaquin Ricalde Magaña.Miami television station WFOR reports that he was piloting the aircraft.
KENT SPITFIRES inningsD. Bell-Drummond lbw b Joseph 18S. Dickson c Hosein b Tonge 22S. Northeast c Bonner b Tonge 13D. Stevens lbw b Cornwall 7A. Blake wkp. Hamilton b Cornwall 19A. Rouse b Peters 35C. Haggett c Cooper b Tonge 45M. Coles c Cornwall b Tonge 18A. Riley not out 21I. Qayyum run-out 18H. Bernard not out 0Extras: (b-5, lb-3, w-8, nb-1) 17Total: (9 wkts, 50 overs) 233Fall of wickets: 1-28, 2-50, 3-58, 4-64, 5-85, 6-129, 7-181, 8-201, 9-232.Bowling: Cooper 10-0-36-0 (w-2), Joseph 10-1-47-1 (w-1), Tonge 10-1-39-4 (nb-1), Cornwall 10-1-35-2 (w-1), Hosein 3-0-22-0 (w.1), Peters 7-0-46-1 (w-3).LEEWARD ISLANDS HURRICANES inningsM. Hodge c Northeast b Riley 34K. Powell c Riley b Bernard 31N. Bonner not out 78C. Hughes c wkp. Rouse b Riley 38J. Hamilton not out 36Extras: (b-1, lb-1, w-13, pen5) 20Total: (3 wkts, 43.3 overs) 237Fall of wickets: 1-58, 2-96, 3-160Bowling: Coles 7-0-31-0 (w2), Haggett 7-0-36-0 (w2), Stevens 8.3-0-39-0 (w2), Riley 8-0-41-2, Bernard 6-0-40-1 (w2), Quayyum 7-0-43-0. NKRUMAH Bonner scored an unbeaten half-century as the Leeward Islands coasted to a seven-wicket win over the Kent Spitfires in the CWI Regional Super50 tournament on Wednesday.Sent in to bat, the Spitfires failed to get any real momentum at the crease before eventually being dismissed for 216. Gavin Tonge proved to be the chief tormentor of the English batsmen after capturing 4 for 39 as wickets fell at regular intervals.Opening batsman Bell Drummond lasted 28 balls and scored 18 runs before being dislodged by young pace bowler Alzarri Joseph.Tonge then struck quickly to remove his opening partner Sean Dickson (22) and the next batsman up Sam Northeast in quick succession – a blow from which the visitors never really recovered. Calum Hagget provided solid batting at the lower end of the order as he top-scored with 45 runs from 92 balls to bring some respectability to the innings.In their turn at the crease, Montcin Hodge (34) got a solid start but failed to carry on after being dismissed by Adam Riley whose two wickets for the innings was the most for the Spitfires.Kieran Powell then added 31 before being dismissed by Hugh Bernard, before Bonner hit a patient 78 off 128 balls and proved the catalyst for an easy victory.
Okon Bassey in UyoThe national colours will be prominent at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State as the State Government had procured 20, 000 jerseys for distribution to football fans as part of support for the Super Eagles in this weekend’s World Cup qualifier.Chairman of the Publicity sub -committee of the LOC, Mr Nse Edem who briefed newsmen in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State capital yesterday said the committee chaired by Secretary to Akwa Ibom State Government, Mr Etekamba Umoren also include a medical, security, accommodation and marketing and would be coordinated by veteran sports journalist, Paul Bassey.According to him, the LOC has put in place measures to ensure that lapses observed in the last AFCON qualifier against Tanzania also played in Uyo do not reoccur. His words, “As far as we are concerned there will be no excuses for failure because we have learnt our lessons from the last AFCON qualifier played in Uyo and we have put every arrangement in place to ensure they don’t reoccur again,” he remarked.Edem who is also the Permanent Secretary in the State Ministry of Youths and Sports said sales of ticket commences today (Wednesday) at designated places in the state and would also be made available to fans in other parts of the country.He assured that 200 stewards have been mobilised to ensure the safety of fans while the supporters clubs of local teams in the state would also be mobilised to compliment the Nigeria Football Supporters Club to cheer the Super Eagles to victory.“As far as Akwa Ibom state is concerned there will be no margin for errors for this weekend’s qualifier and we are confident that Uyo will host all the Super Eagles home matches for the Russia 2018 World Cup qualifiers”, he added.Meanwhile, the State Governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel has review the 10 years maintenance contract of the Stadium with Julius.Immediate past administration of the state under Godswill Akpabio had signed the 10 years contract with Julius Berger for the maintenance of facilities in the ultra-modern stadium.Former Commissioner for Special Duties in the state, Mr. Etido Inyang who disclosed this explained that it became expedient for Governor to review the 10 year maintenance contract with the foremost construction company in view of the prevailing economic down turn.Inyang, who was in charge of Technical Matters when the stadium was built, said government is currently re-negotiating the contract terms for “the engagement to be year by year”, blaming the dwindling resources accruing to the State for the government action.He stressed that due to paucity of fund the maintenance of the stadium turf and other vital areas like the tartan tracks would be handled by Jthe company, while the general cleaning of the stadium has been contracted out to the locals.Inyang stated that the stadium has been put to its best look with lighting and other facilities properly fixed for the Saturday’s game with Algeria and enjoined fans to go out en-masse to support the Super Eagles to victory.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Luke Jensen has resigned as head coach of the Syracuse tennis team, he confirmed to The Daily Orange on Wednesday.Jensen said he’s in the process of accepting an opportunity to return to professional tennis in the coaching/media realm, and that the decision was unrelated to any potential wrongdoing.“Timing is everything, defining moments in sports and life,” Jensen said. “It’s one of those things where there’s never a good time, but I just felt that some things were in front of me and if I didn’t take the chance now, I was going to lose them.”In seven-plus years at the helm in Syracuse, Jensen led the Orange to a 106-57 record as the winningest coach in program history. After finishing 15-9 (7-1) in the team’s last Big East season in 2013, Syracuse started its first Atlantic Coast Conference season 0-3. Jensen will be replaced on an interim basis by associate head coach Shelley George, who Jensen brought in during his first year in 2007. Syracuse has already started an international search for a permanent replacement.“I’ve loved, it, but I’m just a big believer in evolving,” Jensen said. “Everybody has to continue to evolve.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textJensen said he could not elaborate on the career opportunity, but said it was crucial to step down now in order to be able to accept a position before the professional season ramps up.“That window won’t open again for another year,” Jensen said. “It was just for me, looking back, listening to the opportunities and saying, ‘I don’t want to get too far into the season because then it hurts everybody.’”Jensen said he turned down similar opportunities in past years because he was on the “Syracuse mission.” He spent each morning making recruiting calls during cardio workouts and would often jump into practice to push his players even harder.“I think I was in a different place,” Jensen said.The Orange will play its first match without Jensen at Ohio State on Friday at 1 p.m.Said Jensen: “It wasn’t an easy decision, but I wouldn’t say it was last minute. It was something that builds over time.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on January 29, 2014 at 4:38 pm Contact Stephen: email@example.com | @Stephen_Bailey1
Tipp captain Padraic Maher says they’re fully confident they can get the job done..Throw in on Sunday is at 4 o clock, and Tipp FM s live coverage comes in association with Mulcahy Car Sales Ardcroney, Nenagh and Connolly Man O’Connell Street, Clonmel.+++ The Tipperary hurlers will feel very much at home in Croke Park this weekend according to captain Padraic Maher.They face Galway for the third year running at headquarters in the semi final stage of the All Ireland Hurling Championship.While Galway stopped Tipp’s bid for a league title in impressive fashion this year, the Premier aren’t fazed by the Tribesmen’s favourites tag. Photo © Tipp FM
The National Sports Authority Medical Directorate and National Ambulance Service will organize a Sports/Emergency medicine seminar for all medics and paramedics attached to all football clubs and sporting associations.The seminar which will take place at the Media Centre of the Accra Sports Stadium on Friday, January 24, 2014, 9:00am-2:00 pm is to address nagging issues affecting the health of footballers and other sportsmen, especially on the field of play.Each club and association is expected to nominate at least two Medical Persons (Masseurs, Physiotherapists, Medical Doctor) to attend the seminar.A statement issued from the health directorate of the National Sports Authority and signed by the assistant administrative Rafiq Arthur, said an amount of 50 cedis will charged each participant, the amount which will cover lunch and course materials.Among the topics to be discussed include, Cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid in sports, sudden collapse and sudden cardiac death; African statistics, on-pitch and immediate management of the injured player.The seminar is opened to medics and paramedics attached to various sporting associations including security agencies, all physicians, physiotherapists and masseurs attached to national teams, premier clubs, divisions 1 & 2 and soccer academies as well as all first responders at the various stadia and soccer pitches dotted all over the country.
Joe Flacco injury update: Ravens QB (hip) to ‘ramp up’ practice Wednesday Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes has received a fair amount of praise over the course of his record-breaking season. Everyone from coaches Jon Gruden and Bill Belichick to players like Aaron Rodgers have complimented Mahomes strong arm and play-making abilities.Similarly, Ravens defensive coordinator Don “Wink” Martindale has dished out his share of flattery, like when he said Baker Mayfield is the Brett Favre of this era. But, this time around it’s Mahomes who is getting compared to another Hall of Fame quarterback. Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes on Kareem Hunt video: ‘We don’t do those things’ Mahomes, in his first season as a starter, is also building an impressive resume to live up to the likes of Montana. He continues to be a front-runner for the MVP award after throwing 41 touchdown passes — tied for the second most through 12 games in league history — and leading the league’s most potent offense.Martindale has to prepare Baltimore’s defensive unit, the best in the NFL, to face Mahomes and the league’s highest-scoring offense. The Chiefs have scored 37 points per game, while the Ravens’ lead the NFL in fewest yards (281.7) and points allowed (17.8).It’s a tall task, but it leaves the Ravens excited for the matchup. Mahomes has largely played mistake-free but does have 10 interceptions — three were against the Rams on Nov. 19 — and seven fumbles this season. “I think Mahomes is (Joe) Montana — I’m talking about the San Francisco Montana and not the Kansas City Montana,” Martindale said ahead of the team’s Week 14 contest against Kansas City, via ESPN. “I think how everything is cyclical and history repeats itself. I think you’re seeing that combination between Andy (Reid) and Mahomes of Montana and Bill Walsh. I really do.”Montana finished his illustrious career with the Chiefs after 14 years with the 49ers organization and is considered one of the best quarterbacks in NFL history. Related News “He’s wise beyond his years, the way he controls the line of scrimmage, the way he checks, the audibles, snap count, the way he moves the safeties with his looks and his dropbacks,” safety Eric Weddle said.”(I’m) obviously impressed with what I’ve seen, and it’s exciting for me to go out there and try to make him mess up with what I can do and maybe force him into some throws he wouldn’t want to do.”Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. ET on Sunday from Arrowhead Stadium.
Submitted to Sumner Newscow â€” Todayâ€™s Wellington High School bulletin for Thursday, April 14, 2016:Thursdayâ€¢ Track at Wichita State University.â€¢ Mr. Crusader Pageant, 6 p.m. HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO SCHEDULING CONFLICTS!Fridayâ€¢ NO SCHOOLâ€¢ Track at Wichita State Universityâ€¢ Tennis at Maize SouthTodayâ€™s lunch â€” Taco Salad, Tortilla Chips with Salsa, Refried beans, Cinnamon Puff, Pineapple Chunks and MilkMondayâ€™s lunch â€” Chicken Fry Z’s, Mashed Potatoes with Gravy, Fresh Broccoli, Peaches, Hot Roll and Milk.Todayâ€™s News: * Mr. Crusader Pageant for tonight has been cancelled.* The deadline to order the 2015-2016 WHS Yearbook is Friday April 29th. Cost is $42.00. You can order online at jostens.com or bring your money to Ms. Ford in room 409.*The Josten’s Ring Man willÂ be here to deliver class rings on Monday, April 18 during lunch.Â If you still have a balance due on your ring- don’t forget to bring your final payment on delivery day. If you forgot to order your class ring on the original order day,Â you can still order with the representative at this time. If you already have a class ring and it needs to be resized or repaired- bring it on delivery day and the Jostens man will take care of it for you.*Tim McLeod from Lincoln College of Technology will be in the Mrs. Chase’s classroom April 28th during 7th hourÂ to give a presentation on Welding and Automotive Technology opportunities at Lincoln College.Â Get permission from 7th hour teachers and then sign up with Mrs. Chase or Mr. Elder to attend the presentation.*Fall semester Ceramic, Jewelry and Independent study students.Â If you have projects you would like to display in the annual showcase you need to bring them to Mrs. Groom next week.Â If you would like to enter them in competition I need them byÂ next Tuesday.Â We have competition onÂ Wednesday April 20th and Friday April 22!*Madrigals auditions will be held after school on April 25thÂ and 26th. They will be blind auditions and anyone can audition. Please see Ms. Coldwell for more information.*Seniors: There will be a meeting on Wednesday, April 27th at 10 am in the Auditorium. If you are normally not here at that time, please try to make arrangements to attend the meeting. We will be discussing upcoming events, such as Baccalaureate, marching practice, senior night and graduation.*Prom Tickets will be for sale by the student entrance before and after school. Cost is $30 unless you sold 5 magazines your Junior year. Out of town dates are $30, unless you earned your ticket- then they are $15. You can sign up out-of-town dates in the office. If you are interested in participating in the entertainment portion of prom, please pick up aÂ prom entertainment application from Ms. Ford.*SENIORS:Â Please remember to apply for the Kansas All-Star Scholarship byÂ Friday, April 15th. Remember – you do not need to provide all of the required documents at this time – only make the initial application and submit. Then you have untilÂ September 1, 2016, to go back and provide the documents such as your college admittance letter and your college schedule.Â If you have any questions, please see one of Â us in the counselor’s office.*Seniors: If you are needing Â extra graduation announcements, we do have a few in the counselor’s office. They are $1.25 each.*Seniors: If you were unable to pick up your Senior Orders, please stop by the counselors office. The order will need to be paid in full before you can pick up your items. At this time no personal checks will be allowed- cash or money orders only. If you are going to pay by credit or debit card you will need to contact Jostens. If you have not ordered your cap , gown, stole and tassel and you want to participate in graduation ceremonies, please go to jostens.com to place your order. You will need to do this as soon as possible.Guidance news:Wednesday, April 20 – Butler Community Colleges.Today is Nationalâ€¦National Dolphin DayNational Pan American DayNational Pecan DayNational Reach as High as You Can Day
MASON CITY — The Mason City School Board will meet in a workshop session tonight where they will discuss the recent release of a special investigation by the State Auditor’s office that showed over $2.2 million was not properly disbursed during an eight year period between July 2009 and August 2017.The special investigation was requested by school board member Jodi Draper after an August 2017 report showed the district improperly disbursed just over $109,000 between July 2014 and June 2015.The $2.2 million total includes: $1.3 million of contract salary issued to various school district administrators; $217,405 for the district’s share of FICA and IPERS on the improper payroll; $387,682 of district contributions to TSA accounts for various district administrators; $171,998 for the resignation package awarded to the former superintendent Anita Micich; and $117,551 of vacation balance payouts to various school district administrators.The State Auditor’s office turned over copies of their special investigation to the Cerro Gordo County Attorney’s Office as well as the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, with the DCI confirming they are conducting a criminal investigation at the request of the county attorney.The School Board will discuss the report in open session at tonight’s meeting and will listen to questions and comments from the public. The workshop session starts tonight at 5:30 at the Administration Building at 1515 South Pennsylvania.