Jamaica’s Reggae Boyz were held to a 1-1 draw by Costa Rica in their key CONCACAF semi-final round FIFA World Cup qualifier inside the National Stadium last night. Goals in either half by Jamaican midfielder Je-Vaughn Watson and Costa Rica’s Johnny Acosta has left things interestingly poised in the group. The Jamaicans grabbed a deserved lead in the 16th minute after midfielder Watson went low to meet a teasing Kemar Lawrence cross at the back post, sending his header in the opposite direction. They could have been 2-0 up just before half time, but Clayton Donaldson could not make contact with a low cross by Joel McAnuff as the hosts looked comfortable in possession, while enjoying the better chances. Earlier, McAnuff missed one of several Jamaican opportunities as he wasted a glorious chance to send the Jamaicans ahead in the 8th minute, after he was found unmarked at the back-post after a flicked header, which came from a long throw by full back Lawrence. HALF-CHANCES The visitors ended the first half with a couple half-chances themselves, but were not able to break the Jamaican backline. They did, however, get the breakthrough in the 67th minute when Johnny Acosta latched on to a rebound to make it 1-1 after Joel Campbell’s shot was well saved by Jamaican goalkeeper Andre Blake. Both teams traded chances but neither could add to the scoreline, leaving the Jamaicans to deal with another disappointing result in front of their home crowd. The Jamaicans now sit on four points with the Costa Ricans improving to seven points. Haiti and Panama played out a 0-0 draw in the group’s other game. The Jamaicans will travel to Costa Rica where both teams will meet again on Tuesday.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The frequency of Palmer amaranth infestations in Ohio has been holding relatively steady again into this year. We have mostly an isolated field or patch in about 10 counties, with the exception of two small epicenters of Palmer amaranth — far southern Scioto County and an area along the Madison-Fayette County line north of Jeffersonville.Several new infestations of Palmer amaranth in soybeans have been reported over the past several weeks though. It was also found in a first-year hayfield, where cutting and competition from the alfalfa/grass stand will likely keep it under control in coming years. None of these appear to have produced viable seed yet. This is typical based on our Palmer seed collection over the past several years, and it may be due to the early-season control provided by preemergence soybean herbicides. This is a good thing, since it provides a window to remove plants from fields before viable seed are produced.Palmer amaranth in Fayette County.The number one recommendation for managing Palmer amaranth in Ohio is to prevent it from getting established, because it can take over a field faster than any other annual weed we deal with. Taking the time to remove any Palmer plants from fields now will go a long way toward maintaining the profitability of farm operations (same goes for waterhemp really, which is no picnic to manage either). There is information on Palmer amaranth identification on most university websites, including ours:http://agcrops.osu.edu/specialists/weeds and http://u.osu.edu/osuweeds/ . Or Google “Palmer amaranth” and then use the “images” link. The dead giveaway at this time of the year is the long seedheads, and those on female seed-bearing plants are extremely rough to the touch. We recommend the following as we progress from now through crop harvest:▪ Take some time now to scout fields, even if it’s a from the road or field edge with a pair of binoculars. This would be a good time to have a friend with a drone that provides real-time video, or a satellite. Scouting from the road is applicable mostly to soybean fields, since corn will often hide weed infestations.▪ Walk into the field to check out any weeds that could be Palmer amaranth or are otherwise mysterious. If you need help with identification, send photos to us or pull plants and take them to someone who can identify them.▪ Where the presence of Palmer amaranth is confirmed, check to see whether plants have mature seed (the plants with the rough seedheads), by shaking/crushing parts of the seedhead into your hand or other surface that will provide contrast. Mature seed will be small and very dark.▪ Plants without mature seed should be cut off just below the soil surface, and ideally removed from the field and burned or composted. Plants with mature seed should be cut off and bagged and removed from the field, or removed via any other method that prevents seed dispersal through the field.▪ If the Palmer amaranth population is too dense to remove from the field, some decisions need to be made about whether or how to harvest. Harvesting through patches or infested fields will result in further spread throughout the field and also contamination of the combine with Palmer amaranth seed that can then be dispersed in other fields. So consider: 1) not harvesting areas of the field infested with Palmer amaranth, and 2) harvesting the infested field(s) after all other fields have been harvested, and cleaning the combine thoroughly before further use. This also applies to any Palmer amaranth infestations that are discovered while harvesting.▪ Scout field borders and adjacent roadsides, and also CREP/wildlife area seedings, which can be infested due to contaminated seed produced in states where Palmer amaranth is endemic and not considered noxious. Reminder – ODA will test any seed used for these purposes at no charge.Feel free to contact OSU weed science for help with identification or management of Palmer amaranth. Mark Loux – 614-292-9081, [email protected]
SharePrint RelatedGeocaching.com Presents: Space Coast Geocaching StoreDecember 9, 2012In “Française”Geocaching.com Presents: Puzzle CachingNovember 18, 2012In “Française”Geocaching Vacation Destinations – Geocaching.com Weekly NewsletterOctober 4, 2012In “Groundspeak’s Weekly Newsletter” [Click CC for Closed Captioning in French, Swedish, Norweigen, Italian, Bulgarian, German, and English][vsw id=”1K06EM-qGp0″ source=”youtube” width=”425″ height=”344″ autoplay=”no”]Geocaching is about zeroing in on the coordinates, even if the direction leads you into the heart of a swamp. Watch “Swamp Caching” for a trek into the wilds of the Florida Everglades. It’s a caching adventure like no other. Adventurers encounter rare flowers, wild coffee, exotic birds, and even alligators (at a safe distance).There’s a geocache in there somewhereFlorida geocacher, Lorriebird, takes an expedition into the Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park to search for her difficulty 2, terrain 3 geocache, K2. The cache was placed with permission from Florida State Park officials. The geocache was designed to offer an environmental experience to those unfamiliar with swamps.Subscribe to the Official Geocaching.com YouTube channel for the latest tips and tricks in geocaching. Watch the more than 100 videos produced by Geocaching.com on our video page.Share with your Friends:More
Chelsea not open to Ampadu loan offersby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea are not willing to lose Ethan Ampadu.The 18-year-old has many clubs after his signature, including Cardiff and Derby.But Goal reports that Chelsea have stated that Ampadu is not available this month, unless there is a late change of circumstances.He has only played twice this season, but Cesc Fabregas leaving could give him more opportunities.One player who is close to leaving is Gary Cahill, who will complete a switch to Fulham. TagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say
It’s nice to have you back, Mike Ross.In a new 30-second teaser touting the ninth and final season of Suits, Patrick J. Adams returns to his old haunts after being away for one calendar year. And though it’s felt like forever since Mike and his mentor, Harvey Specter (Gabriel Macht), were reeling off legal wins at the law firm, it’s nice to have the pair back together again. Advertisement Facebook “I always have time for an old friend,” Mike says, as he shakes Harvey’s hand. We have seriously missed this bromance!So what whisks Mike away from Seattle where he’s, presumably, still happily married to Rachel Zane (Meghan Markle) and helping those in legal need at their own firm? A case that pits Mike against Harvey and Samantha Wheeler (Katherine Heigl). Patrick J. Adams (Photo courtesy of USA Network) Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Advertisement Twitter
Barry Bonds is back in baseball. The Miami Marlins announced Friday that Bonds will become their hitting coach, joining new manager Don Mattingly’s staff.1Since retiring, Bonds has worked as a spring-training guest instructor for the San Francisco Giants, but not on a full-time basis. So now we’ll get to obsessively analyze Bonds’ proportions all over again, this time in arguably the majors’ worst uniform.Bonds is a lightning rod because of his role in MLB’s steroid era, but I’m not here to re-litigate how much he cheated or what his punishment should be. The guy was pretty terrific at hitting a baseball long before we knew what BALCO was.My question is simple: Does a good hitter make for a good hitting coach?Not necessarily.To find out, I looked at every hitting coach going back to 19732The year the designated hitter was introduced. using data from Retrosheet.org, and for those who played in MLB, I gathered their Weighted Runs Created Plus (wRC+, a per-plate appearance measure of offensive production that we’re quite fond of at FiveThirtyEight) and the number of wins above replacement (WAR) that can be attributed to their offensive contributions.3For sticklers, this means I removed both positional defense and the overall position adjustment from a player’s WAR. But I did leave baserunning in offensive WAR, as is the custom for the statistic, even though that aspect of the game is often managed by instructors other than the hitting coach.But how does one go about quantifying coaching performance? It’s a complex question that I’ve struggled with over the years. One simple way to judge a hitting coach’s effectiveness is how well his hitters outperformed their expectations. To that end, I used a historical database of Marcel projections — named for the pet monkey from the show “Friends” because they’re so basic a monkey could compute them — and measured the degree to which a hitting coach’s pupils performed better in the batter’s box (according to Weighted On-Base Average, or wOBA) than they were projected to.Armed with all this information, we can see the (non-)relationship between a hitter’s offense and his coaching talents. Whether we make the comparison using the hitting coach’s career WAR, as in the chart above, or using a weighted average of his lifetime wRC+, the correlation between hitting well and coaching others to do the same is effectively nonexistent.While Bonds may have been second only to Babe Ruth among career hitters — ignoring steroids — we have no idea what that means for Giancarlo Stanton, Dee Gordon and the rest of the Marlins hitters. So while the thought of Stanton becoming even more Bonds-like has pitchers everywhere reconsidering their chosen profession, it’s still anyone’s guess whether Bonds will be able to communicate to others just what drove his preternatural plate discipline and freakishly fast reflexes at the plate.
Courtesy of MCTSan Diego State running back Adam Muema (4) is tackled after a run during a game against Boise State Nov. 3, 2012, at Bronco Stadium. SDSU won, 21-19.Whether the Ohio State football team plays in the BCS National Championship Game at the end of the season could be determined in part by the strength of its non-conference schedule. San Diego State’s season-opening 21-point loss to Eastern Illinois won’t help the Buckeyes in that capacity.OSU was originally scheduled to play Vanderbilt this Saturday before the Commodores canceled that contest in October 2012 because of schedule changes in the Southeastern Conference. That left the Buckeyes scrambling to find a new non-conference opponent for the second game of their 2013 schedule. Enter the Aztecs.Instead of an SEC opponent, the Buckeyes are now scheduled to play a team who fell to a non-NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision school. Eastern Illinois plays in the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision, a level of Division I college football one step below the FBS.Aztecs coach Rocky Long said his team played “terrible” in the 40-19 loss.“We’re a pretty hurting football team right now,” Long said during a media teleconference Monday. “We expected to play better than we did. We were bad on offense, defense and special teams.”After losing to an underdog opponent, SDSU will be trying to turn the tables against the No. 3 Buckeyes Saturday.“We know we’re playing a great football team in Ohio State this weekend,” Long said. “We’re hoping to fix some things that we did wrong and play a competitive football game.”Although the Aztecs are coming off of a 21-point loss, junior linebacker Curtis Grant said the Buckeyes will not take their opponent lightly.“Everybody’s respected, so they got the same respect as anybody else that steps into the ‘Shoe,” Grant said. “When that ball sets down, it’s go time.”The Aztecs put up 440 total yards of offense, but were beset by four interceptions thrown by redshirt-junior quarterback Adam Dingwell. Dingwell threw for 318 yards, but only completed 27 of 63 passing attempts.Both Long and SDSU quarterbacks coach Brian Sipe expressed confidence in Dingwell bouncing back against the Buckeyes and said there are no current plans to make a quarterback change.“I don’t expect (Dingwell) to struggle,” Sipe said Monday. “I don’t see him on a hot seat. I’m absolutely convinced and I think the players are that he’s our man … he has intangibles that are very important to this team and I expect him to play well on Saturday.”Dingwell said he takes responsibility for the loss.“I’ll put that loss on my shoulders,” Dingwell said during a press conference Tuesday. “I didn’t play well enough for us to win, I didn’t get the ball in the end zone and that’s my job as a quarterback and a leader on this team. I’ve watched the film, I’ve seen what I’ve done wrong and now I just have to go out there and practice and (get) better.”While Sipe expects Dingwell to play better, he also expects the Aztecs’ offense to have a better balance between passing and running plays against the Buckeyes, after passing on 64 of 99 offensive plays last week.“(Running a balanced offense) was (offensive coordinator Bob) Toledo’s intent going into the season, we just found ourselves backed into a corner,” Sipe said. “Statistics tend to get skewed when that happens, but absolutely, we run a balanced offense here.”The Aztecs’ ability to run a balanced offense may have been affected by the loss of redshirt-junior running back Adam Muema, who left the game early due to an ankle injury. Long said Tuesday he expects Muema, who ran for 1,458 yards and 16 touchdowns last season but only gained 17 yards on 10 carries before his injury last week, to be “full speed” for Saturday.OSU coach Urban Meyer said Tuesday Muema could be the best running back the Buckeyes face all year.“When he went down, they weren’t quite the same,” Meyer said. “We’re preparing to see a heavy dose of No. 4 (Muema).”SDSU gained a total of 122 yards on 35 carries versus Eastern Illinois. While Muema’s injury may have played a factor in the Aztecs’ game on the ground, senior left tackle Bryce Quigley said responsibility also falls on the offensive line.“We have to be more physical up front,” Quigley said Monday. “We didn’t prove that we can run the ball. If we don’t do it on the field, then we have to resort to the passing game.”Defensively, the Aztecs are looking to bounce back after giving up 533 yards and six touchdowns to the Panthers.Meyer said the SDSU defense, whose base scheme uses three defensive linemen, three linebackers and five defensive backs, could present a challenge.“It’s an odd-stacked 3-3-5 defense that they blitz, high percentage of pressures,” Meyer said Monday. “Their movement, they are a chaos defense that play really hard with some good players.”Redshirt senior safety Nat Berhe said the defense has to “move on” from the disappointment of last week.“I think we came in and we thought it was going to be easy, and that’s our fault,” Berhe said Monday. “We have to get everybody on the same page.”The Aztecs won’t be underestimating their opponent this week. Long said Tuesday he thinks OSU might be the “best team in the country.”“They’re as good as anybody else I’ve seen on film over the past 2-3 years,” Long said.Long said he considers OSU junior quarterback Braxton Miller to be the “leading candidate for the Heisman Trophy.”“He’s big, he’s strong, he’s fast, he’s got a great arm,” Long said Tuesday. “He’s improved his accuracy tremendously since last year, and not only that, he’s a really big running threat. He’s hard to tackle, he makes people miss, he can outrun people. Let’s just put on ESPN and (see) what they say about him, because it’s all true.”The key to holding Miller in check will be whether or not SDSU can bring pressure and get to the quarterback, redshirt-junior defensive end Cody Galea said.“He’s a good quarterback, but they’re all the same,” Galea said. “If you hit them enough times, they’re not going to play as well, so you just got to get there.”As for Meyer, Long said he considers his counterpart to be “one of the top five coaches in the country.”“I think there’s a lot of good football coaches in the country,” Long said. “There are a few coaches in this country that have, I call it, magic. They have a special feel or touch that make their teams a little bit better than other teams that have similar talent. And now (Meyer is) at a place that he’s got really, really good talent, so he’s a great coach and he’s got talent with a little bit of special magic.”While Long had no shortage of praise for the Buckeyes, he said he is more concerned with his team improving than he is about the competition.“I sense that our team is upset and embarrassed about the way they played, and they’re more worried about getting better than they are about who they play,” Long said.Long said there are multiple benefits to playing OSU, including the $1.2 million that SDSU receives for the game, according to an Associated Press report.“There’s some real financial benefits,” Long said Tuesday. “No. (3), it gives your players an opportunity to compete against the best. Everybody that’s a competitive athlete wants to try to compete against the best to see where they stack up, so that’s the case, if we are competitive and play well, it could help some other things.”The Buckeyes will likely be considered heavy favorites to win this game following SDSU’s loss, but Long made it clear the team has not lost confidence in its goal of winning the Mountain West Conference title this season.“One game does not make a season,” Long said. “We’ve got a lot more games to play.”Kickoff between the 1-0 Buckeyes and 0-1 Aztecs is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Ohio Stadium.
The Ohio State wrestling team wins the 2017 Big Ten championship. Credit: Courtesy of OSU AthleticsAfter junior Kyle Snyder sealed his individual championship at heavyweight, it became official: the Ohio State Buckeyes are the 2017 Big Ten wrestling champions.OSU scored 139.5 points as a team to claim the top spot while Penn State placed second with a score of 130. Both teams entered the tournament with three No. 1 pre-seeded wrestlers.In addition to the team victory, the Buckeyes also took home four individual championships, including redshirt junior Nathan Tomasello (133 pounds) winning his third, and redshirt freshman Kollin Moore (197 pounds) winning his first.The other two champions were redshirt junior Bo Jordan at 174 pounds, his first Big Ten championship after finishing as a runner-up twice previously, and world champion Snyder winning his second at heavyweight.Two other Buckeyes finished as runners-up: Myles Martin at 184 pounds and Micah Jordan at 149 pounds.The Buckeyes next competition will come at the NCAA National Championships tournament March 16-18 at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis.
Eamon Dunphy has said that he doesn’t have any atom of sympathy for Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius because he is ‘unprofessional’ after his horrendous performance in the Champions League final.While speaking at Game On in 2FM last night, Dunphy said that German goalkeeper Karius was never the right man for Liverpool, and bashed Liverpool boss, Klopp for not replacing him sooner.“He doesn’t concentrate, he’s unprofessional, he’s an airhead, and he shouldn’t be playing professional football,” Dunphy said via Independent.“He never looked like a Premier League goalkeeper, doesn’t have the presence for one thing, you have to fill the goal, you have to dominate your penalty area.“He’s never looked the part, he doesn’t concentrate, what happened to him wouldn’t happen to a serious professional player.Report: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“I have no sympathy for him. I have sympathy for his colleagues, and it was notable that his colleagues didn’t come around and offer him consolation.“I have no sympathy for him or Klopp because Klopp bought him.”Dunphy said Liverpool need to replace Karius if they are to challenge the elite in Europe, and criticised Klopp for missing the opportunity to sign Everton keeper Jordan Pickford.“I said it on air before the match, nobody will win the Champions League with this guy in goal, and with Lovren playing centre-half,” he added.“They need to buy a keeper. Jordan Pickford was available for £30m from Sunderland, Liverpool had Champions League football, Everton didn’t, Ronald Koeman wanted him and went and bought Pickford before he was sacked. And that was what Liverpool should have done.”