Embed from Getty ImagesPaul Lambert is hopeful Wolves have turned the corner following their victory at QPR but believes they need to improve their squad when the transfer window reopens in January.Wolves’ 2-1 triumph at Loftus Road was their first win in 10 matches – and their first since Lambert took over as manager.“I still think we need a bit of help come January,” Lambert said.“We need a few in and we also need to get rid of a few – the squad is far too big.“The club has had a really hard start, losing a manager, and you’ve got to come in and try to give it a better feeling. It’s a decent start.”Dave Edwards opened the scoring on the hour mark against 10-man Rangers, who had James Perch sent off in the first half.Helder Costa doubled their lead and R’s keeper Alex Smithies produced several saves to prevent a Wolves third before Joel Lynch pulled a goal back in the 90th minute.Lambert said: “I’ll take 2-1 but if I’m being critical we should have won by more. We had three one-on-ones. It could have been five.“It’s great for the supporters. It’s been hard for them and I’m glad they’ll go back home with a smile on their face.” Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Scientists put words in the mouths of dead animals, as if they are dummies telling stories about their evolution.When you watch a skilled puppeteer, you can almost suspend disbelief that the puppet is really talking with a personality all its own. But when the ventriloquist is done with his dummy and tosses it into the storage case for the next show, the illusion is over. Evolutionists are like that with fossils. Like Hamlet with Yorick’s skull, they pick up a fossil and put words into the mouths of long-dead animals. They go far beyond Hamlet’s act, though, because Hamlet knew Yorick. Evolutionists were not there when these animals died. They did not watch them originate. They did not witness their ancestry. Shouldn’t scientists stick to verifiable facts? Shouldn’t they follow the evidence where it leads, and not go beyond where it leads? Instead, they pick up a skull and move the dead animal’s jaws to mimic it saying, “Darwin Daddy!” Look at these examples of chicanery with dumb fossils.World’s smallest fossil monkey found in Amazon jungle (Science Daily). Dead monkeys tell no tales, but Darwinians tell them about fossils. These Darwin worshipers from Duke U and from a Peruvian university picked up this monkey fossil from the Amazon jungle, and said, an “18-million-year-old creature discovered in Peru was no bigger than a hamster; helps fill a gap in the record of monkey evolution.” But it was pure monkey. It was small, to be sure, but so is the pygmy marmoset in Africa. It’s the complexity, not the size, that should determine questions of origins. The evolutionists forced this monkey into their timeline, held up its skull, and made its mouth move like it was saying, “I’m a missing link!”In a paper published online July 23 in the Journal of Human Evolution, the team dubbed the animal Parvimico materdei, or “tiny monkey from the Mother of God River.”Now stored in the permanent collections of the Institute of Paleontology at Peru’s National University of Piura, the find is important because it’s one of the few clues scientists have from a key missing chapter in monkey evolution.Monkeys are thought to have arrived in South America from Africa some 40 million years ago, quickly diversifying into the 150-plus New World species we know today, most of which inhabit the Amazon rainforest. Yet exactly how that process unfolded is a bit of a mystery, in large part because of a gap in the monkey fossil record between 13 and 31 million years ago with only a few fragments.In that gap lies Parvimico. The new fossil dates back 17 to 19 million years, which puts it “smack dab in the time and place when we would have expected diversification to have occurred in the New World monkeys,” Kay said.“Thought to have arrived” by whom? “When we would have expected diversification” – who’s “we,” paleface? (see Tontology in the Darwin Dictionary.) Regarding New World monkeys, have you been told about the rafting hypothesis, where evolutionists drafted monkeys into Darwin’s Navy? That was necessary to keep their theory afloat, because they needed New World monkeys to have had a common ancestor in Africa, and there was no way to get them across the ocean (see 27 April 2015).A voracious Cambrian predator, Cambroraster, is a new species from the Burgess Shale (Phys.org). The Cambrian Explosion remains a huge embarrassment to Neo-Darwinians, as it was to Darwin himself. You wouldn’t know that from this write-up of a new kind of animal found at the Marble Canyon fossil site near the famed Burgess Shale in Canada. Cambroraster just shows up in the rocks, fully formed, without any evolutionary predecessors. It had claws, a large shield called a carapace, and a tooth-lined circular mouth. The Darwin ventriloquist champions evolution for all the non-evolutionary evidence, requiring the Stuff Happens Law to have happened really fast:Fossils from the Cambrian period, particularly from sites like the Burgess Shale, record a dramatic “explosion” of biodiversity at this time, culminating in the evolution of most of the major groups of animals that survive today. But, the story has far more intricacy than a straight line leading from simple ancestors to the vast diversity of modern species. “Far from being primitive, radiodonts show us that at the very outset of complex ecosystems on Earth, early representatives of the arthropod lineage rapidly radiated to play a wide array of ecological roles,” remarked Moysiuk.Jurassic fossil shows how early mammals could swallow like their modern descendants (Science Daily). One can examine a fossil and learn about its anatomy and physiology, just as one could examine ventriloquist dummy and determine what expressions it could make. A shrew-like animal named Microdonton [little teeth] described by evolutionists at the University of Chicago had a hyoid bone, which is interesting, because that indicates it probably could swallow – a complex process in mammals. This “pristine, beautiful fossil” is silent, though, on where it got its hyoid bone. With the confidence of a showman, Zhe-Xi Luo, senior author of a “study” picks it up and tells us what it is really saying:“Now we are able for the first time to address how the crucial function for swallowing evolved among early mammals from the fossil record,” Luo said. “The tiny hyoids of Microdocodon are a big milestone for interpreting the evolution of mammalian feeding function.”But there was no evolution evident in the fossil. The paper in Science does not call Microdonton a transitional form, but an animal with a mosaic of features – including a fully-modern-looking hyoid bone. “The structure is complex and saddle shaped, like that seen in modern mammals, suggesting that a muscularized throat was present before the development of mammals.” So where is the evolution? Luo and his DODOs just made it up. It’s Darwin’s version of the taming of the shrew.It is likely that the mammal-like hyoid structure evolved with the first appearance of complex mastication in early divergent mammaliaforms. We hypothesize that this system evolved no later than the common ancestor of docodontans and crown Mammalia (Fig. 3).The animal could not only chew its food, but the young could also suckle, “a trait that is unique to mammals,” the paper says. What is required for that? “Suckling requires the presence of stability and motion in the throat, both of which require a complex hyoid apparatus.” In other words, this animal already had a complex hyoid, like modern mammals. It was not evolving its hyoid.Well, imagine that! The “first appearance of complex mastication” – how did that come about? Complex mastication takes a lot of moving parts! Evolutionists don’t think, but react by habit: ‘It’s there, so it must have evolved! Chew on that for a minute, and fantasize about their credulity and blind faith in the miracle-working power of the Stuff Happens Law. (Visited 464 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享116
View comments LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary “Our defense kept us in the game,” Tenorio said. “We didn’t play that well offensively, but our defense kept us in the game. Like what I’ve said from the start, it’s gonna be defense versus defense. It’s gonna be a grind out win, and then we expected it this game that it’s not gonna be easy compared to Game 1.”“True enough, they came out really aggressive and attacked the basket. They attacked our bigs, they attacked the mismatches, but good thing that down the stretch we came out really focused and aggressive.”Tenorio uncorked 10 of his 14 points in the payoff period, on top of three rebounds as he and teamed up with import Justin Brownlee to lift Ginebra down the stretch.The Gin Kings are halfway into their bid to retain the title and Tenorio wants no letup with Game 3 set on Wednesday.“To be honest, 2-0 is still nothing. We know miracles can still happen in this league, so we really have to come out stronger,” he said. “The series is not yet over. It’s still far, far from over.”ADVERTISEMENT “Before we get the championship we have to get win number three first. We’re not gonna look for win number four. We just have to come out really, really, really aggressive and strong on the third game. That’s our focus. We haven’t achieved anything yet by winning this game, so we’re taking it one game at a time.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Legends Jaworski, Arnaiz grace Game 2 of PBA Finals LA Tenorio. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netLA Tenorio will be the first to admit that his shot clock-beating triple in the clutch was nothing but a stroke of luck.“It was a hail mary shot,” Tenorio proudly said.ADVERTISEMENT BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight LATEST STORIES Read Next Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Tenorio drilled the miraculous triple with 1:07 remaining to give Ginebra a commanding 84-76 lead. The shot turned out to be the dagger as the defending champions took a 2-0 lead in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Finals.What makes Tenorio’s clutch performance in Game 2 more awe-inspiring was the revelation of his head coach Tim Cone that the star playmaker is actually playing with an elbow injury.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“He’s gonna have a surgery on his shooting elbow at the end of the conference. He’s playing through it and still shooting the ball well,” bared Cone.The 33-year-old Tenorio, though, said that it was the Gin Kings’ defense that won the game and not his stellar play in the endgame. MOST READ Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City
zoom Texas-based Cheniere Energy Partners has shipped the 100th cargo of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from its Sabine Pass liquefaction facility in Louisiana.Including the 100th cargo, which departed on Saturday, April 1 from the Sabine Pass liquefaction facility, since the first shipment on February 24, 2016, Cheniere has delivered cargoes to 18 countries on five continents.“This milestone for Cheniere is a testament to the global demand for American LNG, the hard work and dedication of Cheniere’s workforce, and our unique business model that enables customers large and small to access this fuel,” said Jack Fusco, Cheniere’s President and CEO. In February 2016, Cheniere became the first company to ship LNG from the contiguous United States in over 50 years, and is currently the only exporter of the US LNG.In addition to three fully-operational LNG trains at Sabine Pass, train four has entered the commissioning process and is expected to reach substantial completion in the second half of 2017. Train five is currently under construction, and is expected to become operational in 2019, and train six is fully permitted and being commercialized.In addition, Cheniere Energy currently has two trains under construction at its liquefaction project near Corpus Christi, Texas with operations at both trains expected to begin in 2019.
zoom Despite a shift in demand in the chemical shipping sector, Navig8 Chemical Tankers ended the fourth quarter of 2017 with a widened net loss.The company reported a net loss of USD 3.7 million in 2017, compared to a net loss of USD 3.6 million seen in the corresponding period a year earlier.Net loss for 2017 stood at USD 13.4 million, against a profit of USD 20.1 million recorded in 2016.Revenue for the three months ended December 31, 2017, was USD 43.3 million, up from a revenue of USD 33.9 million posted in the same period of 2016.In addition, operating income stood at USD 8.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2017, up from USD 6.2 million recorded in the same period a year earlier. “The chemical tanker market began to show signs of improvement in the fourth quarter led by stronger demand in the chemical sector and tightening in the MR product tanker market,” Nicolas Busch, Chief Executive Officer of Navig8 Chemical Tankers, commented.“With our fleet fully delivered, we are pleased to have generated sequential increases in revenues and operating income and believe we are well positioned as fleet growth for larger vessels begins to slow and chemical tanker demand continues to increase,” Busch added.The company had 32 vessels operating during the three months ended December 31, 2017, out of which 31 vessels operate in pools from which they derive TCE revenue, and one vessel is commercially managed by Navig8 Group outside of the pools and has been employed on a time-charter out since December 2017.Established in 2013, Navig8 Chemical Tankers is a joint venture between the Navig8 Group and Oaktree Capital Management which operates 32 chemical tankers in the range between 25,000 and 49,000 dwt.
The unconscionable violence that has ravaged Chicago claimed college basketball recruit Michael Haynes Thursday night when he was shot and killed in front of his home while trying to break up a fight.The assailant of Haynes, a 6-foot-7 forward who had committed to Iona College in New York, remains at large. Hayne was 22.He played ast season at Indian Hills CC in Ottumwa, Iowa and had originally committed to University of Texas-El Paso but never played for the Miners. He was ranked the No. 11 recruit in the state of Illinois by ChicagoHoops.com following his junior season at Washington High School, during which he averaged 17 points and 22 rebounds.“We’re shocked and deeply saddened by this news,” Indian Hills coach Barret Peery told the Ottumwa Courier. “He was such a great kid and a great member of our team. Michael was a great friend to all his teammates and a great kid overall. He’ll truly be missed.”Police said Haynes was shot in the wrist, chest and lower back while trying to break up a fight over a stolen necklace near his home. His cousin, Kandice Blouin, 25. said several men were shoving each other when Haynes pushed the shooter, who pulled out a gun and shot him.“He was an innocent victim, very loved by everybody,” Haynes’ cousin, Kandice Blouin told the Chicago Sun-Times. “He was our meal ticket. He was going to heal this hood and they took his life.”“It’s just so hard,” Iona coach Tim Cluess said. “I don’t know how to describe it. Once you got to know Michael you just couldn’t wait to coach him. He came from a very rough area in Chicago and he just wanted to make a better life for himself. He was just looking for a chance to change his life.”Haynes was part of a nine-member recruiting class assembled by Cluess and his staff and was expected to be a contributor in the frontcourt. He was one of just two of the nine recruits not to already be on campus taking summer courses.Chicago is been a virtual war zone. Murders this year have risen by nearly 40 per cent and are projected to reach about 504 killings or 42 a month.
Then-freshman pitcher Shelby Hursh winds up a pitch during a game against Michigan State March 22, 2014 at Buckeye Field. OSU won 11-7. Credit: Lantern File PhotoWith spring rapidly approaching, the Ohio State softball team is set to kick off its 2016 season in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on Friday.The Buckeyes are first scheduled to take the field against the University of the Pacific at 10:30 a.m., followed by a game against No. 3 Louisiana State later that evening.As of Jan. 26, OSU is unranked in the USA Today/National Fastpitch Coaches Association poll but is receiving votes. This weekend’s tournament sets the stage for the Buckeyes as they look to pave a road to the Big Ten tournament in May.Friday marks the first time the Buckeyes will face Pacific since 2014, when OSU won 4-1. The Buckeyes have not seen LSU as an opponent since 2013, when the Tigers shut out the Scarlet and Gray 7-0.However, OSU coach Kelly Kovach Schoenly, said she is not worried about facing these teams again.“We want to challenge ourselves and face the best out there,” she said. “That’s why we picked this tournament.”Pacific, which finished 19-36 in 2015, is returning its top five hitters, led by senior outfielder Sara Anderson. Because of their performances last season, sophomore utility player Molly Bourne and senior second baseman Nicole Zapotoczny were named to the All-West Coast Conference preseason team.LSU is returning four out of its five top hitters, who combined for 203 RBIs in 2015.Like Pacific, the Tigers are a formidable presence at the plate, but Schoenly said she does not see it as a threat.“Our plan is to limit their hitters with change of speeds,” Schoenly said. “We will need to have some clutch plays throughout the game to hold their offense in check.”LSU finished third in the 2015 College World Series, making its postseason experience clear to the Buckeyes.“LSU is a dynamic team. They can hit, run and pitch,” Schoenly said.For the Buckeyes, coming out ready to play from the first inning will be a key. With such commanding opponents on Friday, OSU hopes to govern the diamond and attack the game.“The key to our weekend is to be aggressive,” Schoenly said. “Pitch aggressive, hit aggressive, stay aggressive defensively.”On Saturday, the Buckeyes are scheduled to face Connecticut and North Florida, making it vital to gain momentum from Friday’s games.The Huskies finished 18-35 in 2015, while the Ospreys finished with a winning record of 31-28. Both teams are returning key offensive players and their top pitchers on the mound.For the Buckeyes, however, the focus is first on Friday’s games before turning the page to the following day.“Our goal is to start our weekend aggressive and attack on both sides of the ball,” Schoenly said.Fresh facesThis season, the Buckeyes welcome five freshmen to the team, along with sophomore pitcher Shelby McCombs, a transfer from Louisville. Even though some of these players saw action during the 2015 fall season, Friday is a fresh beginning for all of them.Schoenly said she is excited to see what the young OSU players can deliver on the field.“We have some young players that will get their first chance at playing for the Buckeyes, and they have the ability to impact the game significantly,” she said.The road aheadAfter this weekend, OSU is scheduled to head to Atlanta for the Atlantic Coast Conference/Big Ten Challenge from Feb. 19-21 to continue its weekend tournament play.“I am looking forward to seeing this team start this journey,” Schoenly said.
Cavaliers’ Small Forward Lebron James (23) gathers his team members for a pep-talk before their preseason game at the Schottenstein Center on Oct. 18. The Cavs lost 96-91. Credit: Mason Swires | Assistant Photo EditorThe 2016-17 NBA season tips off on Tuesday, unveiling the first chapter in several storylines around the league this year.A lot has happened in the league since the end of last season, contributing to rivalries between teams, creating new enemies for players, and causing bad blood between players and their former organizations. Kevin Durant left Oklahoma City to sign with the Golden State Warriors, and Russell Westbrook is now locked in, for at least two years, as the lone superstar on the Thunder. Veteran shooting guard Dwyane Wade left the Miami Heat to sign with his hometown team, the Chicago Bulls, and former Bulls players Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah have joined the New York Knicks.In the midst of all of these moves, LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers are looking to defend their franchise’s first championship after they defeated the Golden State Warriors in Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals, bringing the city of Cleveland its first major sports championship in 52 years.With all of this and more, here are some predictions for the upcoming season.Eastern Conference Champions: Cleveland CavaliersComing into this season, the Cavs are the favorites to make it to the Finals again, and rightfully so. This season’s Cavs team might be better than the teams of the last two seasons, with the pressure to win a championship is gone. They know what it takes to get back to the Finals and to win it all.Unlike the past two seasons, the Cavs will begin this season fully healthy and with Tyronn Lue as their head coach. After re-establishing himself as the best all-around player in the world after his MVP performance in the 2016 Finals, James will have an MVP caliber season, and Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving will both have their best seasons as Cavaliers. Add in key acquisitions of veteran sharpshooter Mike Dunleavy and Chris “Birdman” Anderson, and the Cavs look geared to make their third consecutive NBA Finals.However, they will be tested, as the Indiana Pacers, the Boston Celtics, the Knicks and the Bulls have improved their rosters. But in a seven-game series in the postseason, none of the Eastern Conference teams will be able to stop Cleveland.Western Conference Champions: Golden State WarriorsFor Golden State fans, the mourning of losing in the NBA Finals after having a 3-1 series lead was put to rest quickly this offseason when Durant signed with the Warriors. The Warriors, known for their deep bench and their “strength in numbers” slogan, lost several key players in the offseason, including Harrison Barnes, Andrew Bogut and Marreese Speights, to name a few. But replacing these players is Durant, arguably one of the top three players in the league.Not to mention, the team also still has back-to-back MVP Steph Curry, who was the league’s first unanimous MVP in history. Add in Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, Andre Iguodala and offseason addition David West, and the Warriors come into the season as the odds-on favorite to not only make it to the Finals, but to win it all.While they will be challenged by the ever-present San Antonio Spurs, the Los Angeles Clippers and the Thunder, the Warriors will be a handful for any team in a single game, let alone a best-of-seven series. The Warriors will not win 73 games again. But after they start to click, they may be the regular season’s most dominant team yet again. NBA Champions: Cleveland CavaliersThe Cavs and Warriors seem to be on a crash course to meet for the third straight season in the NBA Finals, potentially making one of the greatest Finals trilogies in NBA history. If everything goes according to plan and both teams come into the championship round at full force, it will be the ultimate finale to the trilogy. While both teams know each other’s strengths and weaknesses, the addition of Kevin Durant will change the dynamic of the series. But like most super teams, the Warriors will face problems in their first year together and won’t be able to close the deal. James has been Durant’s biggest weakness throughout his career, and this Cavs team has gotten over the hump and is more confident now than ever.This may be the best team James will ever play on. The series will be another great one, and might even go to seven games again. But in the end, the Cavs will win their second consecutive NBA Championship.MVP: Russell WestbrookNow that Durant is out of Oklahoma City, Westbrook will not have to worry about taking a back seat this season. He is now the No. 1 option for the Thunder. He will take the last shot in a close game, and he will have the ball in his hands at the game’s most crucial moments. Already a top-five player, Westbrook is one of the league’s most ruthless competitors and is capable of averaging almost 30 points per game this season. With his athleticism and explosiveness at the point guard position, he has the chance to average close to a triple-double. While the Thunder likely will not be as good as they were last year, Westbrook will shine in his new role and put the league on notice.Other NotablesAll-NBA First Team(G) Steph Curry – Golden State Warriors(G) Russell Westbrook – Oklahoma City Thunder(F) LeBron James – Cleveland Cavaliers(F) Kevin Durant – Golden State Warriors(C) DeAndre Jordan – Los Angeles ClippersScoring Champion: James Harden – Houston RocketsCoach of the Year: Brad Stevens – Boston CelticsRookie of the Year: Joel Embiid – Philadelphia 76ersDefensive Player of the Year: Kawhi Leonard – San Antonio SpursMost improved player: D’Angelo Russell – Los Angeles LakersSixth Man of the Year: Jamal Crawford – Los Angeles Clippers
OSU men’s track associate head coach Brice Allen signals the runners during a race at the Buckeye Classic Jan. 10 at French Field House.Courtesy of OSU athleticsJust as one season ends, another begins.The Ohio State men and women’s track and field teams begin the transition this weekend from the indoor season to the outdoor season, and are expecting a few hurdles with the change.The men’s team is set to travel to Nashville, Tenn., to compete in the Vanderbilt Black and Gold Invitational. Although the athletes have been competing since January, associate head coach Brice Allen said the transition from indoor to outdoor is harder than it would appear.“It takes some time,” Allen said. “It takes the guys about three to four weeks in their training cycle to exhibit their full talent in the outdoor season.”Allen compared the first outdoor meet in March to the first meet of the season in January — the Buckeye Classic in Columbus — and said it is “as if they start all over again.” He is confident, however, that once the team gets back in the swing of running outdoors it can start building for the conference meet in May.“We are going to SEC country (this weekend), so we always want to be competitive,” Allen said. “But we also understand that there is going to be some adjustments during the meet.”Along with getting used to how different it is competing outside, the Buckeyes are excited to show what they can do in some events that had the winter off. Three field events — the hammer and discus throw along with the javelin — are slated to get underway. Other events competing for the first time this year include a 10K race, 4×100-meter relay, 1500-meter run, steeplechase, a 110-meter hurdle race and a 400-meter hurdle race.Throwing the javelin, sophomore Bill Stanley is set to see his first action of the 2014 season after coming out of winter hibernation.In the 2013 Black and Gold Invite, Stanley set a program record for the javelin throw in his first attempt as a college athlete when he unleashed a toss of 72.16 meters to finish in first place.The women are also set to make their way south to compete outdoors in the Yellow Jacket Invitational in Atlanta.Women’s distance coach Sara Vergote said the women’s team training hasn’t changed a whole lot as they make the transition into a new season.“This is an opportunity for us to compete in some nicer weather and to get our feet wet in the outdoor season,” Vergote said.Vergote said the work ethic remains the same as the team moves forward, but the its biggest concern is making sure every athlete is healthy before it really gets rolling with the outdoor season.The teams are set to get races underway Friday and Saturday at the Georgia Tech and Vanderbilt campuses. The men are scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday, while the women are set to start at 6 p.m. Friday and 10:30 a.m. Saturday.
Marcos Rojo keeps Argentina’s dream alive.Who’s ready for the final matches of Group D?The team news is in…#NGAARG#ISLCRO pic.twitter.com/GT69ocJxzL— FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) June 26, 2018Match Preview: Barcelona vs Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Is derby time in La Liga, as Barcelona welcomes Valencia to the Camp Nou Stadium tonight at 21:00 (CET).Even though Jorge Sampaoli made five changes in the starting lineup, Argentina looked and played pretty much the same like in the previous two matches. Nigeria dealt with the pressure confidently. Then, in the 15th minute, one of those changes Ever Banega sent a guided missile to Leo Messi. La Pulga attached the ball to his right foot, escaped Omeruo and fired a shot past Uzoho. Euphoria erupted in Saint Petersburg. Messi had his first World Cup goal and Argentina grabbed the lead it was so desperate to have. Messi sent a through ball to Gonzalo Higuain in the 28th minute. The center forward got to the ball, but Nigeria’s keeper came out of his net and did just enough to close Higuain’s angle. He received a kick in the head for his troubles, but the important thing was that he protected his goal.Four minutes later, a lightning quick counter attack forced Balogun to trip Angel Di Maria and give La Albiceleste a free kick from 17 meters out. Even though the ball was placed on the left side of the field, Messi was the one who took the shot and hit the far post. Uzoho got just enough on the ball to divert it. Gernot Rohr’s team thrives on counter attacks, so going down was the worst thing that could happen. Argentina was far from impressive and chances were non-existent.Odion Ighalo came in for Kelechi Iheanacho at half time. Something very interesting happened in the 49th minute. Balogun set himself up in front of Javier Mascherano during a corner kick and as soon as the Argentinian put his hands around the Nigerian, he fell down to the ground. Cuneyt Cakir thought there was enough contact for a penalty and pointed to the spot. The Argentinians demanded a review, the assistants consulted the referee and the decision was upheld. Victor Moses cold-bloodedly deceived Armani and the score was tied. Cristian Pavon for Enzo Perez was Sampaoli’s first bench move.The minutes were ticking away, Nigeria was defending and Argentina wasn’t finding any holes. Creativity was lacking, ideas were missing. Wilfred Ndidi had a free shot at goal from around 20 meters out go over the bar. In the 72nd minute, Di Maria was replaced by Meza. In the 76th minute, a mistake at midfield nearly cost Argentina dearly. The ball came to Ahmed Musa on the left flank and he tried to find Ighalo in the middle. The pass attempt was intercepted by Marcos Rojo. The ball bounced to Ighalo anyway, who missed a volley from a great position. The Nigerians were asking for a penalty for a handball by Rojo. Cakir reviewed the situation and determined it was unintentional.The last change by Sampaoli was Sergio Aguero for Nicolas Tagliafico. In the 80th minute, Gonzalo Higuain had am opportunity to put and end to his bad reputation for missing in big games, but mishit the ball. Odion Ighalo had another chance three minutes later. He was face to face with Armani and shot the ball right at the keeper. Nigeria’s No.9 was doing a better job in defense than in attack. He had a free kick in the 85th minute that hit the outside part of the net. Very close. The tension was unbelievable. In the 87th minute, Marcos Rojo, who had stayed up front following an earlier corner kick, got on the end of a Mercado cross and buried the ball with a first-time shot. Argentina scored. The joy among the fans was indescribable. Such a painful blow for the Africans who fought so hard all game long. Argentina is through and will face France in the Round of 16.