After Andre Iguodala hit a game-sealing 3-pointer to help the Golden State Warriors even up the NBA Finals at one game apiece, he found himself in an unfamiliar place: the center of attention. Before a pivotal Game 3 tips off, we take a moment to look at Iggy’s impact on the Warriors dynasty.Check out our latest NBA predictions.
OSU junior attackman Carter Brown (14) scored six goals in the Buckeyes’ 15-12 win against Johns Hopkins on March 5 at Ohio Stadium.Credit: Courtesy of OSU athleticsFor the first time ever, the Ohio State men’s lacrosse team defeated the nine-time NCAA Champions Johns Hopkins Blue Jays, 15-12, Sunday night at Ohio Stadium.“Awesome,” was the first word senior David Planning could muster to describe his team’s performance.“When you beat a team like that as a senior, at home, there’s no greater feeling in the world,” Planning said.Hopkins (4-6, 1-1) struck first with two early goals, but that proved to be the Blue Jays’ largest lead of the game. OSU (9-3, 2-0) registered goals from five different players, but all signs pointed to junior attackman Carter Brown.With Brown playing at the “X,” he found the back of the cage six separate times with five of those goals coming from behind-net wrap arounds.“It starts with the guys up top beating their guys. If the defense slides and starts to rotate, that makes my job really easy. I just make gains and come hard across the goal,” Brown said.But Carter was not the only Brown finding success on the field. For Johns Hopkins, junior Ryan Brown scored eight goals against the Buckeyes with one assist, giving him nine total points on the night.The game was tied nine different times as the Buckeyes struggled to pull away. But OSU redshirt-sophomore goaltender Tom Carey registered 14 saves to lead the Buckeyes’ defense.“The offense played great tonight. As a defense we didn’t play our best, but the offense had our back the whole game,” Carey said.Coach Nick Myers agreed that the OSU defense wasn’t at its best, but said he was still happy about how his team played overall.“Defensively, we knew we were going to have our hands full but I was proud of the way we fought for 60 minutes and ultimately came away with the victory,” Myers said.The win provided a lift for the Buckeyes after they fell to the Blue Jays in triple overtime last season.This time around, the OSU offense found its groove and scored more than 10 goals against Johns Hopkins for the first time in the program’s history.“We’ve been battling all week practicing so hard, but really it all starts in the back and Carey played awesome back there. We had (senior midfielder) Chris May winning faceoffs which gave us the possession, offense was just playing really simple and fast,” Brown said.Though OSU totalled 15 goals from five different players, Planning had arguably the highlight goal of the night at 13:06 in the second quarter. Sophomore attackman JT Blubaugh fed the outlet pass to Planning, who used a split dodge to beat two Hopkins defenders before rifling a shot to the back of the net.But for Planning, the night was about his teammates and the Buckeyes winning their second game in the Big Ten.“This is a whole team win, we had goals spread out throughout the entire team,” Planning said. “We are a team first and foremost. I’m so proud of what we have accomplished.”With two conference games behind them, Myers said the Buckeyes have to focus on what’s ahead.“For our men, the most important thing is to think about how to get better and get win number three next week. There will be a time to reflect on the season, but right now it’s time to get back, get our rest and improve as we head north for the weekend,” Myers said.The Buckeyes are scheduled to take on the Michigan Wolverines on Sunday in Ann Arbor, Mich., at 2 p.m.
Germany midfielder Emre Can who has been linked with a switch to Italian champions Juventus will depart Liverpool when his contract expires this summer.In 2014, Can moved to Anfield from Bayer Leverkusen for £10m. Right-back Jon Flanagan, who spent the end of the 2017-18 season on loan at Championship club Bolton, is also leaving Anfield after failing to make a league appearance in Jurgen Klopp’s team last season.Can was signed by Brendan Rodgers, made his 167th and final appearance for Liverpool in last month’s Champions League final defeat by Real Madrid. Flanagan on the hand has 51 appearances in senior games after his 2011 debut against Manchester City and has one England cap after playing in a friendly against Ecuador in 2014.Fiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.Liverpool finished fourth in the Premier League in 2017-18, have agreed to sign Monaco’s central midfielder Fabinho in a deal that could be worth more than £40m while another central midfielder, Naby Keita, is arriving from RB Leipzig in July in a transfer worth £52.75m. The Reds are also close to agreeing on a deal for France playmaker Nabil Fekir, according to BBC.Liverpool are also considering whether to activate the £12m release clause in Xherdan Shaqiri’s contract, with the Switzerland midfielder poised to leave Stoke City following their relegation to the Championship.
Huddersfield Town goalkeeper Jonas Lossl has revealed he is experiencing his worst period as a player at the club.David Wagner’s men suffered a fifth-consecutive defeat on Saturday following their 3-1 home loss to fellow strugglers Southampton at the John Smith Stadium.The Terriers are currently seated in 19th position on the Premier League table ahead of a Boxing Day trip to Manchester United, and have won only two games in the league so far.Lossl signed for Huddersfield from Mainz on loan in the summer of 2017 after they secured promotion to England’s top tier division, before making the loan deal a permanent move in June.Cowley explains why he changed his mind about Huddersfield Manuel R. Medina – September 9, 2019 Last week Danny Cowley rejected the chance to coach Huddersfield Town in the English Championship, but today he accepted saying it was a good opportunity.He said, according to BT Sport:“It’s definitely the worst point we’ve had in the 18 months that I’ve been here. But I think we have to show what character we’re made of. We have to stand together as a team and as a club as well.”“These guys in the stands are loyal as always and we really do need them. We need them to believe as much as us. We saw in moments in the second half what difference it really makes when all of us stand together.”“I do really think that we can turn this around, because we have performed very well this season, and we have the quality in the team. If we want to turn it around, we need to stay positive. I don’t want to go down.”
Alexandre Lacazette feels that more goals were possible for Arsenal in their 2-1 win at Huddersfield Town on Saturday.The French striker found the net at the Kirklees Stadium for his 10th Premier League goal of the season after neatly finishing off Ainsley Maitland-Niles’ cross just before half-time to double Arsenal’s lead after Alex Iwobi had put them ahead.Despite a stoppage-time own goal from Saed Kolasinac, the Gunners held on to claim a 2-1 win and move to within a point of fourth-placed Manchester United in the Premier League table.But Lacazette, who squandered chances for more goals along with Iwobi in the second-half, admits that a tense Arsenal side could have done better in front of goal.“Yes, I think we should have had more situations to score more goals but we played against a strong team today in the second half. We were in a difficult moment so these three points are good for us,” said Lacazette on Arsenal.com.“We knew that, because the first game at the Emirates [in November] was the same – we only scored one goal at the end.“We knew today was going to be hard but we are happy with the three points in the race at the top of the table.”The result also marked Arsenal’s first away win since November 25, where they defeated Bournemouth 2-1 on the day.Liverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“Yes [it’s been on our minds] a little bit but we knew we had the quality to win today, it’s about us and we did that,” added Lacazette.Arsenal will next take a trip to Belarus for the first leg of their Round of 32 Europa League tie against BATE Borisov on Thursday.The Belarusian champions will then arrive at the Emirates Stadium for the return leg a week later to decide who progresses to the Round of 16 in the tournament.Gameweek 26 – ✅12 more big @PremierLeague matches ahead 👊We’re still in this, let’s keep pulling in the same direction 🔴#HUDARS pic.twitter.com/L7JBUFQJxM— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) February 9, 2019
Julian Draxler believes Paul Pogba’s suspension for Manchester United will give Paris Saint-Germain an advantage in the return leg of their last-16 clash.Pogba was sent-off towards the end of the game at Old Trafford on Tuesday night for a second yellow card following a challenge on Dani Alves as United lost the first leg 2-0 to PSG.Second half goals from Presnel Kimpembe and Kylian Mbappe were what secured PSG the win, who will next host United for the second leg at the Parc Des Princes on March 6.But the Ligue 1 champions have also received a big boost in the news that Pogba will be suspended for the clash.And PSG star Draxler believes this could be critical given that he rates the French midfielder as United’s best player.“For me, Paul is the best player of Manchester United,” said Draxler, according to OneFootball.“He’s a very important player for the team and you could see he is fantastic [on Tuesday].“That is why we are very happy he will not play the second leg.“I think they started very well so the pressure was not easy for us, but in the second half we were more confident and the pressure of Man United was a little bit less.Liverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“That helped us to improve our game so we found some space on the pitch and we used that very well and that is why we deserved to win.”PSG, who became the first French team to beat United at their home ground in the Champions League, will now turn their attention back to Ligue 1 for Sunday’s trip to St-Etienne.Thomas Tuchel’s side currently lead the French league by 10 points from nearest challengers Lille OSC, who have played two more games than them, and have only lost once in their 22 matches this season.⚽️🏟️🏡 #MUPSGHalfway there… 👊🔴🔵 #AllezParis pic.twitter.com/nhgEYrWU1W— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) February 13, 2019
The dipping temperatures are no impediment for them. With the Kolkata International Bookfair 2018 just around the corner, booksellers and publishers of the city are gearing up with brand new titles that will grab the attention of lakhs of readers thronging the fair daily from January 31.Rupa and Co, one of the premier book publishers of the city are ready with a number of new titles in both fiction and non-fiction domains and some also in the children’s book section. Shashi Tharoor’s latest book, ‘Why I am a Hindu’ is expected to do well, as well as Sudip Chakravarti’s book, ‘The Bengalis’. Tharoor’s earlier book, ‘An era of Darkness: The British Empire in India'(2016) had earned appreciation for its sharp indictment of the British era and its impact on India. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfOther books that are expected to fly off the tables are veteran politician Pranab Mukherjee’s biography, Jaya Jaitly’s memoirs, ‘Life among the Scorpions’, Ruskin Bond’s ‘Dragon in the Tunnel'(for children), a book on Lucknowi cuisine and a book on Ghalib. “We have a mixed bag of new titles this year. However I expect Tharoor’s book and Chakravarti’s book to do really well at the book fair”, Raju Burman, partnerof Rupa & Co told Millennium Post. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveOne of the biggest Bengali publishers, Dey’s Publishing, is putting out a number of new titles this year, including collected works of an eminent author, Nabaneeta Dev Sen. The first volume is ready and was gifted to Sen at a glittering function on the occasion of her 80th birthday. Other books that will see the light of the day at the book fair are Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay’s ‘Saat Satero’ – short stories to be published in book form for the first time, ‘Kishore Kalpabigyan Samagro’ (science fiction stories), Bani Basu’s ‘Sujodhon Durjodhon’ and ‘Panchalkanya Krishna’ as well as Pracheto Gupa’s ‘Ferot Asha Golpo’. “A book by the Chief Minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee, is also expected. It is likely to be a book of poems”, says Subhankar Dey, one of the proprietors of Dey’s Publishing. The publishing house has brought out several books penned by the CM earlier. Penguin which will have a two stall presence at the Kolkata book fair this year will be putting out important titles like Mahatma Gandhi’s autobiography, the first critical edition by Tridip Suhrid, Taslima Nasreen’s Dwikhandito’s English translation – ‘The Split’, Karan Johar’s autobiography – ‘Unsuitable Boy’ and Ruskin Bond’s ‘White Mice’. Books of fiction like Navonil Chakravarty’s ‘Cheaters’ and Sujata Massay’s ‘Murder on Malabar Hills’ are expected to do well, said Nirmalya Roychoudhury, GM Sales(east), Penguin.
While loss of a loved one or breakdown of a relationship is often linked to a “broken heart”, not much is known why such emotional trauma could make someone physically ill. New research suggests that the body’s own immune response could play a key role in the condition. Symptoms of broken heart syndrome include shortness of breath and chest pain and as such it is often mistaken for a heart attack. However, unlike in a heart attack, patients do not suffer from a blockage of the arteries that supply the heart with blood. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe cause of broken heart syndrome is not clearly understood but often is a result of intense emotional or physical trauma, which is thought to induce a strong response that affects the heart tissue. “We found that broken heart syndrome triggers a storm in the immune system which results in acute inflammation in the heart muscle. The heart muscle then spills inflammatory signals that are circulating throughout the body,” said lead researcher Dana Dawson, Professor at University of Aberdeen in Scotland. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThere is currently no treatment for broken heart syndrome, or Takotsubo cardiomyopathy. The new study, published in the journal Circulation, suggests that drugs that target inflammation could offer hope of fixing broken hearts. In the study, 55 patients with acute Takotsubo cardiomyopathy were recruited from five Scottish cardiac centres. Using sophisticated MRI techniques, the researchers found that the inflammatory immune response in the hearts of those with broken heart syndrome was heightened compared to healthy volunteers. This study also showed that signs of inflammation were still found five months later, albeit at a much lesser level. “Takotsubo cardiomyopathy is a serious stress-induced condition which affects mainly women and can cause long-lasting damage and scarring to the heart muscle. Surprisingly, there are still large gaps in our knowledge of its underlying biology,” said Professor Metin Avkiran, Associate Medical Director at the British Heart Foundation which funded the study. “The discovery that it is accompanied by inflammation within the heart and in the rest of the body is an important step forward,” Avkiran said. “We now need further research to understand if inflammation causes Takotsubo cardiomyopathy and determine if drugs that target inflammation could be the key to fixing broken hearts,” Avkiran said.