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Injury scare for Sturridge

first_imgLiverpool are sweating over Daniel Sturridge’s fitness again after the striker suffered another injury scare on Monday. Press Association Sturridge has not played for his club since August 31st, after which he injured his thigh on England duty. His first comeback was scuppered by a calf problem as he attempted to rejoin full training in October. Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers had earmarked Sunday’s game against Crystal Palace for a potential return but may now be forced to reschedule again. Rodgers’ side, who also lost Sturridge’s prolific former strike partner Luis Suarez to Barcelona in the summer, have laboured to 11th place in the Barclays Premier League. The reliable output of the ‘SAS’ pairing has been replaced inadequately thus far by Mario Balotelli, Rickie Lambert and Fabio Borini, with the Reds scoring just 14 times in 11 league matches. Sturridge’s initial injury, following his appearance in the 1-0 win over Norway, caused a club versus country skirmish as Rodgers questioned England’s recovery programme for the striker. There will be no repeat on this occasion, with Sturridge not fit enough to join up with the Three Lions during the international break and instead managed at close quarters at Melwood. center_img The 25-year-old is understood to have withdrawn from training with a thigh problem, though whether it is serious, or a recurrence of the problem that began his injury-plagued season, is not yet known. The Reds will monitor Sturridge over the next two days to determine his fitness but no early conclusions are being drawn. last_img read more

Syracuse volleyball’s Jalissa Trotter follows in mother’s footsteps on collegiate stage

first_img Published on October 4, 2016 at 1:22 am Contact Nick: nialvare@syr.edu | @nick_a_alvarez While in college, Melissa Trotter-Hardy needed help raising her daughter. In between attending volleyball practice and night classes, Trotter-Hardy’s coach at Henderson State University, Rhonda Thigpen, would look after her daughter. Thigpen would take the newborn girl to volleyball practices and church, and even became her godmother.“She became the little sister of the program,” Thigpen said. “Her mother worked around campus, and you would see Jalissa (Trotter) in the gym with a ball.”In these early days, Trotter developed a love for volleyball that would stick with her throughout her life. Nineteen years later, Trotter still finds herself on collegiate volleyball courts, playing as the starting setter for Syracuse.Both Trotter’s current head coach, Leonid Yelin, and Thigpen believe her competitive edge comes from her mother. Thigpen remembers picking Trotter up from school and seeing her goddaughter challenge other kids in races.Trotter brings that mindset every time she steps on the court for the Orange (3-11, 2-2 Atlantic Coast). She’s become a versatile force for SU, filling in the team’s need for a setter, even though it’s not her natural position. She leads the team with 266 assists and averages 6.19 assists per set.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“That’s all I ever was around … her playing volleyball, her coach and her teammates,” Trotter said. “I’d just sit on the side and play around with the ball. I kind of became addicted to it then.”As a child, Trotter attended several volleyball camps offered by her godmother. At the camps, she learned a mindset that she believes allows her to succeed on and off the court: M.T.X.E., Mental Toughness Xtra Effort.This philosophy that Thigpen teaches all of her players centers on working hard and becoming a role model for others.In high school, Trotter-Hardy would drive her daughter over two and a half hours every day from their home in Texarkana, Texas to Dallas for volleyball practice.Last year, Trotter’s freshman year at Syracuse, she wrote Thigpen a letter. In it, she thanked Thigpen and Trotter-Hardy for everything they had done to help get her to Syracuse. If not for them, Trotter said she would not have made it to SU.Now that she’s at Syracuse, Trotter has demonstrated her growth as a player. In the third set against Boston College on Sept. 23, Trotter rose up and struck a ball with a force that elicited an audible gasp from the Orange crowd.In that match for Syracuse, Trotter made an impact as she led the team with 19 assists.Trotter-Hardy and Thigpen are what got Trotter into volleyball. They ushered her every step of the way through the sport. Every time Trotter steps on the court for SU, she strives to make an impact akin to the mark that Trotter-Hardy and Thigpen left on her. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Redskins ‘don’t know’ when to expect Colt McCoy back, Jay Gruden says

first_imgWashington is still waiting for Colt McCoy to be game-ready.The Redskins signal caller broke his right leg in 2018 and has been working toward a return.  Coach Jay Gruden discussed McCoy’s progress Sunday but couldn’t predict when he’d make his 2019 debut.”Oh man, it might not be the end of camp, it might be two or three weeks into the season,” Gruden told reporters. “We don’t know yet. There is no timetable for him until he feels like he’s 100 percent to push off that leg. Until that time comes, he’s gonna be rehabbing.” Related News Giants reportedly not planning to have open QB competition despite Daniel Jones’ preseason success McCoy became Washington’s starter when Alex Smith fractured his leg last season and threw for 372 yards and three touchdowns before suffering his own season-ending injury. He was held out of practice last week because of leg soreness and Washington’s quarterback room is undermanned.Smith faces a long road to recovery from his leg fracture and might not play at all in 2019. In the meantime Case Keenum and 2019 draft pick Dwayne Haskins are competing for the first spot on the depth chart.center_img Colin Kaepernick lauds Eric Reid, Kenny Stills for standing by beliefs: ‘Stay strong, brothers’ Gruden acknowledges the team’s limited options might be a problem and has considered signing another quarterback if McCoy’s discomfort lingers into the regular season.”That’s an issue we’ll talk about for sure,” Gruden said. “We’ll wait and see how far along we feel like he (McCoy) is once we get going after this game (against the Falcons on Thursday). Heading into preseason game four and then heading into the Philadelphia week we’ll see where he is and make a determination on how many quarterbacks we’ll keep.”last_img read more

Man United 1-2 Arsenal: Welbeck’s winner dumps former side out of the FA Cup

first_imgDanny Welbeck came back to haunt former club Manchester United with the winning goal as Arsenal ran out 2-1 winners in their FA Cup quarter-final clash at Old Trafford.It was a lively tie between the two Premier League giants, in which the Red Devils – who had Angel di Maria sent off for pushing the referee – were punished for a horrible defensive blunder which gifted the Gunners the win.Arsenal took the lead after 25 minutes through full-back Nacho Monreal but United responded immediately, with Wayne Rooney pulling his side level with a wonderful diving header.The end-to-end contest continued after the break with the game there for the taking, but it took a mistake from Antonio Valencia for Arsene Wenger’s side to claim the winner, with the wing-back’s poor back-pass pounced upon by Welbeck, who darted around David de Gea to send his side to Wembley.It was a frantic, end-to-end encounter with both sides enjoying decent attacking spells throughout the clash.The tempo was set right from the first whistle, with Alexis Sanchez breezing past Antonio Valencia on the left before seeing a low, stinging shot saved by De Gea.Ashley Young was next to go close at the other end, the winger stretching to meet Marouane Fellaini’s cross but sending his effort wide.It then turned into a very scrappy affair, with both sides seemingly unable to control the ball, and a mistake in midfield from United allowed the Gunners to take the lead through an unlikely goalscorer.Mesut Ozil, who was given acres of space to run in to the edge of the box, flicked a pass out wide to Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who then cut inside and beat three defenders before drilling a pass across the goal to find Monreal, with the full-back slotting past De Gea at his near post.But the hosts mustered an instant response – and in fine style too – as Rooney beat Wojciech Szczesny with a brilliant diving header from Di Maria’s in-swinging cross.United then escaped a penalty appeal when Welbeck went down in the box under pressure from Marcos Rojo, but the hosts were close to going in front on the stroke of half-time when Di Maria latched on to Valencia’s chipped pass into the area but saw his angled volley well parried by Szczesny.Louis van Gaal made two changes at the break, with Phil Jones replacing Luke Shaw and Michael Carrick coming on for Ander Herrera, who can’t seem to catch a break with the manager.But the change through the middle only seemed to make United’s defences even more vulnerable, and they might have been beaten more comprehensively if it weren’t for Arsenal’s hesitance.The Gunners had a host of chances on the counter-attack, bursting through three-on-two at times, but often stalled the final pass, which in-turn gave United time to track back and snuff out the move.De Gea also pulled of two top class stops to deny Arsenal in the second-half, first stretching to save Sanchez’s deflected strike and then managing to scoop Santi Cazorla’s well-struck volley off the line.But the star Spaniard was left helpless by his hapless back-four moments later as a horror show display saw the Londoners go in front for the second time on the hour-mark.It’s not often players celebrate against their former sides, but Welbeck seemed untroubled by the boos after Valencia’s misjudgement allowed him to dive in, dink past the oncoming De Gea and tap home with the goal at his mercy.And it only got worse for United, who found themselves a man down with 15 minutes left when record signing Di Maria was shown two yellow cards in the space of 30 seconds, first for diving and then for grabbing hold of the referee’s shirt.The hosts were desperate for a way back into the game, with substitute Adnan Januzaj booked for diving in his attempt to win a late penalty, but Arsenal managed to close out the victory as their quest to defend the cup continues. Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck celebrates his winning goal against former side Man United 1last_img read more