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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Syracuse ice hockey falters after allowing four goals in the second period in 4-3 loss to No. 6 Boston College

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ In its first game of 2017, the Orange (5-9-5, 4-2-2 College Hockey America) fell to No. 6 Boston College (13-3-3, 10-2-1 Hockey East) in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, 4-3.Syracuse jumped out to a lead in the first period courtesy of Laurence Porlier’s first goal of the season. Four minutes later, SU’s co-points leader Alysha Burriss netted her sixth goal of the year.Despite leading by two goals at the end of the first period, SU crumbled as the Eagles scored four goals in the second period, the first time this season the Orange surrendered four goals in a single frame. Boston College’s Kristyn Capizzano scored three goals and Kenzie Kent contributed the fourth in a 12-minute span to give the Eagles a 4-2 lead.In the third period, a Stephanie Grossi power-play goal cut the deficit to one. But the Orange never scored the equalizer.Statistically, the Orange led in many categories. SU outshot the Eagles 28-25, and won the faceoff battle 32-25. On the power-play, SU went 1-3 while BC was able to convert on two of its three chances. This was also the first time the SU penalty kill conceded two goals in one period.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFreshman goalie Ady Cohen entered the game in the third period, replacing Abbey Miller. Cohen had four saves in her debut.SU has its next game January 10th, when it takes on Cornell in Ithaca, New York. Comments Published on January 4, 2017 at 6:46 pm Contact Nick: nialvare@syr.edu | @nick_a_alvarezlast_img read more

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Dino Babers details SU football’s team meetings about Jacob Blake

first_img Published on August 31, 2020 at 3:38 pm Contact Adam: adhillma@syr.edu | @_adamhillman The Daily Orange is a nonprofit newsroom that receives no funding from Syracuse University. Consider donating today to support our mission.When Derek Chauvin killed George Floyd in late May, Syracuse football wasn’t practicing. Head coach Dino Babers didn’t have the ability to talk to his team in-person. Instead, they had “mini-zoom meetings,” and Babers released a public statement calling for support of Black Lives Matter.After a police officer in Kenosha, Wisconsin, shot Jacob Blake seven times in the back, Babers approached his team on the “day that it happened or maybe the day afterward,” he said. “We addressed it right away,” Babers said. “And then we took another time where they could bring it up and talk about it. A little State of the Union.”Babers’ Aug. 31 press conference comes less than a week after the Milwaukee Bucks and the rest of the NBA refused to continue the playoffs for three days following Blake’s death. Multiple Syracuse players expressed concern too. Safety Andre Cisco tweeted “Why did it take another video of a black man being violated for us to take a stand?” Offensive lineman Darius Tisdale, former Syracuse wide receiver Cameron Jordan and numerous others spoke out as well.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWhen asked what would happen if SU players refused to continue, Babers said he “wouldn’t know how to start it or how to finish it.” In response to the NBA protests, linebacker Tyrell Richards criticized the decision to continue playing sports in a tweet on Aug. 27. Richards later deleted the tweet and clarified that some players had met with members of the Syracuse Athletic Department and Babers. “Why am I playing in a country to entertain people that don’t care about our well being unless we’re on the field,” Richards tweeted. “F*** playing sports, we don’t need to distract them from s***, make everyone look at what’s really going on because at the end of the day.” Subscribe to the D.O. Sports NewsletterWant the latest in Syracuse sports delivered to your inbox? Subscribe to the D.O. Sports newsletter to read our best sports articles, sent to you every Friday morning.* indicates requiredEmail Address * Commentscenter_img Other sports eventually joined the NBA, including the NHL, MLB, MLS and WNBA, who all canceled games on Aug. 26, 27 and 28. Multiple NFL teams also cancelled practices.Babers applauded the NBA’s efforts, which included a new policy to create voting centers at every NBA arena for the 2020 election and the creation of a social justice coalition. On June 10, he emphasized that every player will have the opportunity to vote. SU may not cancel practice on Election Day, but would postpone it to the late afternoon so players can go to the polls.That’s part of Babers’ larger initiative to encourage players to use their voice. Concerned about the mental health of the youth — with the burden of major social change on their shoulders amidst a pandemic — Babers held a full-team “State of the Union” later in the week, he said. Players were able to ask any question they wanted, and Babers asked them to be truthful and genuine so they could properly address any concerns.“It’s kind of sad they’ve had to deal with these issues that we, and I’m talking about we as the older generation, that we should’ve cleaned up a long time ago,” Babers said. Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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