Ibe and Can earns Rodgers’ praise

first_img The visitors hit the post through 19-year-old Jordon Ibe, on only his second Barclays Premier League start, but that was the closest either side came. Everton did not register a shot on target until the 86th minute when Seamus Coleman forced Simon Mignolet to save. Press Association Ibe was named man of the match, which justified Rodgers’s decision to last month bring him back from a loan spell at Derby. “I have been just waiting to put him in. I called him back because I thought now he can really contribute,” he said. “He had a great spell on loan, which is what you want from your young players, and he had a good time at a good club but it was time for him to come back and feature. “I had no qualms about putting him in. It was a brilliant performance by him, he was unfortunate not to have scored with his run and strike. “He has wonderful temperament and technique and is tactically very good for a kid coming into that system. I am very pleased for him. “What was decent tonight was in such an intense atmosphere the composure of the young players. “Emre Can, he was like a Rolls Royce at the back at 21 and he defended fantastically. “Jordon Ibe and the rest showed great composure. They connected the game really well and we now have got a real solid structure defensively and 86 minutes was (Everton’s) first shot on target.” The downside was the early loss of midfielder Lucas Leiva to a thigh problem, which is likely to keep the Brazilian out for a while. Everton had their own injury issues to deal with prior to kick-off with left-back Leighton Baines failing a fitness test on a knee injury and winger Aiden McGeady likely to be out for longer after sustaining bruising on a bone in his knee. “It was a bit of a disappointment. He (Leighton) didn’t want to miss the game for any money in the world but the knee wouldn’t settle,” said Toffees boss Roberto Martinez. “He wasn’t 100 per cent to play. I don’t know about Wednesday (against Chelsea). He could be available. I don’t think it is a long-term problem. “Aiden McGeady got a knock in training and has a bruised bone in his knee and he will be longer.” Martinez felt his side handled a technical game well. “It became a fascinating game, tactically, two asymmetric shapes that would allow some space,” he added. “There weren’t many open chances; Liverpool hit the post in the first half from long range and Steven Gerrard’s overhead kick, that was all. “We were in good positions in the first half but couldn’t find the composure or final pass but when Seamus Coleman got into the penalty late in the second half you thought that was the moment. “I thought the tempo and intensity of the sides was typical of a Merseyside derby. “We got a very important clean sheet and another strong performance that will allow us to become more confident on the ball and get that arrogance with our play.” The Spaniard defended his handling of Ross Barkley, who was set to come on five minutes before half-time but did not get on until five minutes from the end. “Steven Naismith had a really nasty fall, his neck got twisted and the doctor was concerned but we felt he could carry on until half-time,” he said. “He didn’t want to come off, Mo Besic was carrying a bit of a niggle, James McCarthy was coming back (from injury), Gareth Barry was on nine bookings so I had to make sure I didn’t use a substitution cheaply. “Ross was desperate to come on but Naisy was desperate not to come off and it was the right call medically.” Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers praised the composure of his young players in the heat of a Merseyside derby which never really fully ignited at Goodison Park. last_img read more

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Freddie Crittenden and Justyn Knight finish 1st in ACC outdoor championships

first_img Published on May 14, 2017 at 10:39 pm Contact Eric: erblack@syr.edu | @esblack34 The Syracuse men placed ninth while the women finished 11th at the 2017 ACC outdoor track and field championships. First-place finishes on Sunday by Justyn Knight and Freddie Crittenden paced the men.Crittenden’s time of 13.62 seconds earned him gold in the 110-meter hurdles, his second consecutive ACC championship in the event. A few hours later, Knight took to the track for the 5000-meter run, his first race since setting the year’s world-record in the event nine days ago at the Payton Jordan Invitational. Knight won with a time of 13:52.38.Paige Stoner led the way for the women, placing third in the 3000-meter steeplechase to earn Syracuse’s only podium finish. The sophomore’s time of 10:06.98 was almost five seconds ahead of the fourth-place finisher and just over 17 seconds ahead of teammate Sydney Leiher, whose seventh-place finish notched points for the Orange. Stoner finished within the top-10 the next day with a seventh-place finish in the 5000-meter run.On Friday, Syracuse began its run as Philo Germano finished second in the men’s 10,000-meter with a time of 29:22.10. Fellow junior Colin Bennie was close behind, taking sixth in 29:32.25. Meanwhile, sisters Shannon and Mary Malone each finished in the top-10 for the women in the event. Shannon ran to a fourth-place finish, falling just .89 seconds off the podium while Mary’s time of 36:17.55 placed her 10th in the race.The women’s 4×100 meter relay began the final event of the day, and the Orange’s time of 45.69 seconds placed the team in seventh place. Adam Palamar earned points for Syracuse in the 1500-meter with a fourth-place finish in 3:47.34. Palamar was the top runner not affiliated with Virginia Tech, as Hokies swept the podium.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTia Thevenin’s sixth place finish in the 100 meter hurdles came just before Crittenden’s win in the men’s 110-meter hurdles event, in which Chevis Armstead finished seventh for the Orange. The last men’s sprinting event points were earned by Winston Lee, who finished fifth in the 100-meter dash, while Danielle Delgado’s fourth-place finish in the 400 meter hurdles marked the last sprinting points of the championships for the women.The next meet for Syracuse will be at the University of Kentucky for the East preliminary round for the NCAA championships. The preliminaries will begin on May 25 and will determine which Orange runners compete for spots in the championships. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Army vs. Navy final score: Midshipmen dominate for first win in four years

first_img3:15 p.m.: Army fields the kickoff and takes it out to the 24 before getting walloped. Here we go.3:11 p.m.: Navy has won the test and elected to defer. The Black Knights will receive.3:10 p.m.: Indeed.There’s nothing like the Army-Navy Game. pic.twitter.com/I3khNCRcd1— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) December 14, 2019 MORE: Watch select college football games live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)Perry rushed for 304 yards on 29 carries for two touchdowns. He was simply unstoppable, running Navy’s triple-option to perfection while weaving in and out of Army defenders all day.Army, to its credit, started the game off on the right foot. It jumped out to a 7-0 lead on its second offensive drive of the day, taking 18 plays and 10:41 of game time to travel 78 yards for the score. After that, however, it was all Navy, which scored 31 unanswered points.Check out Sporting News’ live scoring updates and highlights from the 2019 Army-Navy Game:Army vs. Navy score Q1Q2Q3Q4FArmy70007Navy01471031Army vs. Navy scoring playsFirst quarter:(0:27) — Army quarterback Christian Anderson 5-yard touchdown run (7-0 Army)Second quarter:(13:34) — Navy quarterback Malcolm Perry 55-yard touchdown run (7-7)(0:06) — Navy receiver Chance Warren 1-yard touchdown pass to fullback Jamale Carothers (14-7 Navy)Third quarter:(4:53) — Navy fullback Jamale Carothers 5-yard touchdown run (21-7 Navy)Fourth quarter:(12:48) — Navy kicker Bijan Nichols 37-yard field goal (24-7 Navy)(1:42) — Navy quarterback Malcolm Perry 15-yard touchdown run (31-7 Navy)Army vs. Navy live updates, highlightsFinal: Navy 31, Army 76:25 p.m.: It’s important to remember everyone is on the same team once they leave this stadium. But that doesnt change the fact that, this year, Navy sings second.Navy sings second. pic.twitter.com/lTVR7xyMBe— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) December 14, 20196:17 p.m.: Final stats: For the first time in four years, Navy beat Army in the Army-Navy Game.The Midshipmen did that in emphatic fashion in the 120th rendition of this game, dominating the Black Knights 31-7. Quarterback Malcolm Perry was the focal point of that dominance, putting together a record-breaking performance. 6:12 p.m.: Turnover, Army. One final point of emphasis: Navy’s Tyler Pistorio picks off Hopkins’ pass, and Navy will be able to kneel on it to end this game. A completely dominant performance.6:08 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, NAVY. Perry takes it all the way up the left for a 15-yard touchdown. That gives him 304 for the game. A tremendous day for him that makes it 31-7 Navy.OVER 300 RUSHING YARDS.The 120th Army-Navy Game will be remembered for Malcolm Perry’s brilliance. pic.twitter.com/rXO0Fei76d— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) December 14, 20196:06 p.m.: Perry gets 15 yards on the quarterback lead, giving him 289 for the game. That’s a single-game record in this game.The most rushing yards in a single Army-Navy Game?That record now belongs to Malcolm Perry. pic.twitter.com/aiAvvZtMc6— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) December 14, 20196:05 p.m.: Nelson Smith gets 3 yards on the carry to get the first down. Navy can end it with this drive.6:01 p.m.: Navy takes a timeout facing third-and-1 and just over 3 minutes remaining. Just a matter of time.5:59 p.m.: Turnover, Army. Five plays into the drive, Army fumbles. Connor Slomka is stripped by Navy’s J’arius Warren, and the Midshipmen will take over with just 5 minutes remaining in the game.5:58 p.m.: And now senior Kelvin Jopkins Jr. is back on the field, stirring the Army side of the crowd to some cheers despite the deficit5:56 p.m.: Army’s Akyah Miranda muffs the punt but jumps on it at the Black Knights’ 22-yard line with just over 6 minutes remaining. Now’s the time to score.5:52 p.m.: And now Navy will try to run the clock out. The Midshipmen are letting the play clock run low, but Army should get another crack at it after a third-down stop. Carothers is down after a big hit.5:47 p.m.: Turnover on downs, Army. That should do it — the Black Knights’ fourth-down attempt is stuffed for a loss, giving Navy the ball near midfield.5:46 p.m.: Anderson completes his second pass of the day for 9 yards to make it third-and-1 at the 39.5:45 p.m.: Anderson ges another first down out to Navy’s 46. The time is ticking under 10 minutes now.5:44 p.m.: Anderson takes the option left and gets 3 yards past the 40 on fourth-and-1.5:42 p.m.: And now Army takes over at its 30. The Black Knights need to mount a scoring drive here, and quick.5:39 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, NAVY. Nichols’ 37-yard field goal sneaks inside the right goal post to make it 24-7 Navy.5:38 p.m.: Navy facing fourth down inside the Army 20, but it looks like they’ll trot out the kicking team.Third quarter: Navy 21, Army 75:31 p.m.: Perry takes two of the next three rushes for gains of 7 and 5 yards to get another first down to the Army 26. He now has 255 yards on 22 carries.5:30 p.m.: Perry fakes the handoff, uses Carothers as his lead block and takes it up the gut for a gain of 22 yards out to Army’s 39-yard line.5:30 p.m.: Perry runs right but rushes out of bounds for a loss of a yard.5:26 p.m.: Navy will take over around its 40-yard line.5:25 p.m.: Anderson bobbles the snap and barely gets it to Brandon Walters, who is hit for a 6-yard loss. An incomplete pass on the following play brings on the punt team.5:23 p.m.: Army has it at the 25. They have a bit of a climb to get back into it.5:19 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, NAVY. Carothers takes it up the gut for 5 yards and a score. It’s 21-7 Navy.Navy showing off some more power. pic.twitter.com/e3H7c5CdSE— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) December 14, 20195:18 p.m.: Malcolm Perry is, just, the best player on the field. He rolls left to pass and is defended perfectly but just weaves his way in and out for an 18-yard first down. He now has 200-plus yards on 19 carries, the last of which gave the Midshipmen a new set of downs at the 6-yard line.5:13 p.m.: Carothers takes it 14 yards to the Army 25. They’re starting to take control.5:08 p.m.: Anderson is sacked on the ensuing play by linebacker Cole Christiansen to make it fourth-and-23. Navy gets the ball back with a short field.5:07 p.m.: Army now has it second-and-21 from its 9-yard line after a holding call. Going the wrong way.5:05 p.m.: A false start makes it first-and-15 for Army from its 15.5:02 p.m.: And it’s blocked! Navy gets all the way down to the 12-yard line but Bijan Nichols’ field goal is blocked by Elijah Riley! Army will take over at the 20-yard line.BLOCKED!No easy points against Army. pic.twitter.com/fmWpUsLe5Z— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) December 14, 20195:01 p.m.: Army defense holds and will force a 29-yard field goal.5 p.m.: And now Perry takes the option out to the left. He takes it 32 yards, all the way to the Army 18-yard line.4:58 p.m.: Perry fakes the handoff, follows Carothers as his blocker then takes it 11 yards.4:57 p.m.: Carothers rushes for 9 yards up the gut for a first down out to the 39-yard line.4:56 p.m.: Army defensive lineman Rod Stoddard is called for encroachment, the first penalty of the game.4:56 p.m.: Navy takes over at its 25.Halftime: Navy 14, Army 74:37 p.m.: First-half stats: 4:31 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, NAVY. And now the Midshipmen break out the “Philly Special.” Perry goes left, flips the reverse to receiver Chance Warren, who throws an absolute duck to Carothers for the touchdown with just 6 seconds remaining. What a gutsy call to make it 14-7 Navy.THE NAVY SPECIAL IN PHILLY! pic.twitter.com/t63s7hpy6V— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) December 14, 20194:30 p.m.: And now Army coach Jeff Monken calls timeout. Will they review the spot?4:28 p.m.: Perry scrambles right and gets the first down out of bounds. Navy is called out at the 1-yard line with 13 seconds remaining, no timeouts.4:23 p.m.: Another big play by Perry! He drops back to pass, doesn’t see anything he likes and scrambles 44 yards by following his blocks — and getting another fantastic juke. Navy has it at Army’s 17.This Malcolm Perry juke is a thing of beauty. pic.twitter.com/otsEnnFbuv— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) December 14, 20194:22 p.m.: Perry gets the first down off the zone read. Midshipmen have the ball at their own 39 with 1:30 remaining to get in scoring distance.4:19 p.m.: Navy takes a timeout with 1:49 remaining.4:17 p.m.: Carothers runs for gains of 6 and 7 yards for a first down out to the Navy 24. The clock is ticking down under three minutes.4:13 p.m.: Jacob Springer, listed as a striker, smacks Anderson in the backfield for a 2-yard loss. Navy will get the ball back at its 9 with 4:42 remaining in the half.4:12 p.m.: Army takes over at its 49. Two plays later they face third-and-6 from the Navy 47.4:07 p.m: Perry keeps it all the way, but that’s only for 1 yard. Midshipmen face fourth-and-1 and elect to punt at their 23.4:02 p.m.: Perry runs right, reverses field and runs up the gut for what is called a first down on the field.3:57 p.m.: The ensuing Army punt is downed at the 3-yard line.3:57 p.m.: Army tries to stretch the defense left, but some great pursuit by Elijah Boyd and Fabrice Voyne keeps the Black Knights well short of the first down.3:54 p.m.: Army takes over at its 25. Anderson rolls right to throw and scrambles for 7 yards.3:49 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, NAVY. It only takes Navy four plays to traverse 75 yards, and they all came from Perry. After getting sacked for a loss of a yard, he runs for gains of 15, 5 and 55 yards, the last for a touchdown. That was some excellent vision and juking ability to make it 7-7.The Black Knights thought they had Malcolm Perry…but he had other ideas.WHAT A MOVE. TOUCHDOWN NAVY. pic.twitter.com/PlpjbpfV3G— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) December 14, 20193:48 p.m.: Perry fakes the handoff and takes it up the gut 15 yards for Navy’s first first down of the game.First quarter: Army 7, Navy 03:42 p.m.: Navy takes over at its 25 with time enough probably for one more play this quarter.3:38 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, ARMY. Anderson fakes the handoff, runs counter right right and allows his blocks to manifest for a 5-yard touchdown run. That caps an 18-play, 78-yard drive that took 10:41 off the clock. It’s 7-0 Army.ARMYSTRIKESFIRST pic.twitter.com/6DP8y066XJ— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) December 14, 20193:35 p.m.: Sandon McCoy gets the first down on the dive to the 10-yard line. First-and-goal upcoming.3:34 p.m.: Anderson rolls left, fakes the pitch and stumbles to a first down. Looks like Army (four first downs this drive) will have a new set of downs at the 22-yard line.3:30 p.m.: The call is confirmed on the field. The Black Knights get another set of downs. Two plays later, Anderson hits Camden Harrison for a big gain on second-and-12 to make it a manageable third-and-2.3:27 p.m.: It’s called first down, but the booth will review.3:26 p.m.: Army going for it on fourth-and-1 … and it’s going to be close. Either turnover on downs or a fresh set of downs at the Navy 45.3:24 p.m.: And we have the first big play of the game! Anderson keeps it left and takes it 21 yards out to the Army 45-yard line.3:20 p.m.: And linebacker Arik Smith hammers Jamale Carothers short of the line to gain. Another three-and-out.Now THIS is a tackle. pic.twitter.com/ccme5Lpg3W— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) December 14, 20193:18 p.m.: Perry rolls left to throw, but he brings the ball down and rushes for 2 yards. Already doing better than Army.3:16 p.m.: Three plays, negative-5 yards. Anderson is sacked on third-and-11. The Midshipmen will take over at their 32. 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