Bhubaneswar, Nov 13 (PTI) Odisha will host national team camps while also becoming the home of the I-League side Indian Arrows, according a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the All India Football Federation and the state government. The AIFF and the state government signed the MoU on Monday at the Kalinga Stadium complex here in the presence of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. “As per the MoU, the Government of Odisha will act as the host of the AIFF national team camps as well as of the home of Indian Arrows. The training and connected infrastructure like gymnasiums, swimming pool, etc, will be housed at the Kalinga Stadium Complex,” the AIFF said in a statement. “I need to thank the Odisha Government and Shri Naveen Patnaik-ji for wholeheartedly supporting Indian Football as part of their overall support for development of sports. It is a very encouraging sign that more and more State Governments are coming up to support Indian Football,” AIFF President Praful Patel said. The Indian U-15 national team as well as the AIFF’s development side Indian Arrows, consisting of a bulk of Indian U-17 World Cup players, have been utilising the infrastructure here. PTI PDS PDSPDS
Australian Men’s Open captain, Steve Roberts features in this month’s Inside Sport magazine.In the four page article, Roberts talks about everything from how he got involved in Touch Football through to his how he keeps at the top of the game as well as motivations. Be sure to pick up your copy of Inside Sport from at newsagents and supermarkets/department stores across Australia.Related LinksInside Sport Feature
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Sheffield Utd manager Wilder: We want to be city’s biggestby Paul Vegas4 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveSheffield United manager Chris Wilder says the club wants to dominate the city.The Blades have been impressive on their return to the Premier League, while fierce rivals Sheffield Wednesday are battling in the Championship.”I see more and more Sheffield United shirts around town,” the Blades boss said in an interview with Sky Sports.”We’ve got a fantastic opportunity, if the club gets it right, to rule the city for the next twenty, thirty years.”We want to dominate this city because that’s how we are – and the other lot are exactly the same. They might not say it – and they might say, ‘Oh, he’s talking about us again’ – but that’s how it is.”We want to be an established Premier League club, we want to dominate the city, we want Sheffield United shirts all around, we want 30,000 at every game.”
Former Auburn coach Tony Barbee, now an assistant with Kentucky, never won an SEC Tournament game in his four years on campus. Barbee’s Tigers also never won more than six conference contests in a season. Apparently, with Auburn winning its first two games of the 2015 SEC Tournament under new coach Bruce Pearl, a few Tigers fans are poking a bit of fun at him on Twitter. Barbee’s response? He’s blocking them. Via Fansided:Just like he blocked us from being good at basketball, am I right?! pic.twitter.com/5FG31gVoyQ— Drunk Aubie (@DrunkAubie) March 12, 2015Nice! pic.twitter.com/DJw1hFw5j0— Kris Colvin (@kmcolvin10) March 12, 2015Tony Barbee clearly doesn’t appreciate my reminiscing about our time together. #WarEagle pic.twitter.com/9HRgb7zoHV— Carter Michaels (@TheRealCMike) March 12, 2015″@captaindeas: @Clintau24 @VarnerBeast14 Someone isn’t happy with me… pic.twitter.com/FJeCAzmF63″About time! Welcome!— Clint Richardson® (@Clintau24) March 12, 2015Tony Barbee blocked me too guys! Lol— AUHoopsBlog (@AUHoopsBlog) March 12, 2015Apparently the C&M account is blocked by Tony Barbee. I consider that awesome.— College & Magnolia (@CollegeAndMag) March 12, 2015Friday, after Kentucky’s win over Florida, the school reportedly did not make Barbee available to the media. It’s a strange move that’s been criticized by many. Tony Barbee was unavailable in Kentucky’s locker room. Only applies to players at UK.— James Crepea (@JamesCrepea) March 13, 2015Despite the SEC policy being for “all coaches and student-athletes” to be available for interviews at the SEC Tourney, UK feels otherwise— James Crepea (@JamesCrepea) March 13, 2015Ironically, if Auburn can knock off LSU later today, the Tigers will get the Wildcats in the next round.
OTTAWA — Justin Trudeau says he’s received a “great” report from former Liberal cabinet minister Anne McLellan on the SNC-Lavalin affair.But the prime minister says it won’t be made public until federal ethics commissioner Mario Dion releases his own report into the explosive affair that rocked the government last winter and sent Liberal popularity on a downward slide from which the party has not yet fully recovered.Dion’s office won’t comment on the status of his investigation but Liberal insiders privately expect the report will be released in early September — just as the campaign for the Oct. 21 election moves into high gear.Trudeau is likely hoping to blunt the impact of a potentially damaging report from the ethics commissioner by releasing McLellan’s report at the same time.He appointed her to analyze and make recommendations on questions that arose out of the SNC-Lavalin affair, including whether the roles of minister of justice and attorney general should be separated.The affair revolved around an allegation by former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould that she was improperly pressured by the Prime Minister’s Office to halt a criminal prosecution of the Montreal engineering giant. The Canadian Press
Ohio State has a hard time losing when center Jantel Lavender records a double-double. Lavender’s 22-point, 22-rebound game against Indiana on Wednesday was her eighth of the season and 65th of her career — good for more than any other active Big Ten player. The Buckeyes are 8-0 this season and 54-11 over her four-year tenure when she registers double-digit points and rebounds in a game. The 22 rebounds were a career-high for the 6-foot-4 center. “I take a lot of pride in (rebounding). I know that when we rebound, when we get fast breaks and we can push the ball because I throw good outlet passes and (point guard) Sammy (Prahalis) is a great outlet player,” Lavender said. “I know if I get her the ball, we can get fast break layups and we like to play fast. It’s fun.” Lavender was named preseason Big Ten Player of the Year and came into Wednesday night second in the country in scoring at a clip of 24.7 points per game. Her 11.3 rebounds per game lead the Big Ten. The Cleveland native has scored double-digit points in every game she has played going back to middle school. Lavender’s current collegiate streak of 116 games of scoring in double-figures is only nine games shy of Mississippi State’s LaToya Thomas’ NCAA record of 125 consecutive games. “I just know that my teammates need me to rebound. I know that if I’m rebounding well then we’re flowing a little bit better,” Lavender said. “I know if I can get those offensive rebounds and defensive rebounds we can run into our offense a lot quicker.” Suffocating defense Only once has coach Jim Foster’s man-to-man defense allowed an opponent to shoot 50 percent from the field this season. It was against Geno Auriemma’s UConn Huskies, who tied the NCAA record for most consecutive wins Dec. 19. “Our energy on defense is terrific and it’s a good thing for us. It just gives us different looks that we can throw at another team’s point guard,” Foster said. “We can throw five or six different people of various lengths and quickness” at them. Indiana shot 36.5 percent on field goals Wednesday, largely because of Foster’s pressure scheme that focused on switches and close-outs on shooters. Lavender’s length on the interior prevented the Hoosiers from getting many good looks in the lane. Sophomore guard Amber Stokes provided 15 valuable minutes off the bench, scoring a career-high 10 points and providing the Buckeyes with energy with her on-ball defending on the perimeter. “I love playing defense,” Stokes said. “When coach puts me in the game, I’m going to pressure the ball.”
Ohio State women’s soccer head coach Lori Walker-Hock paces the sidelines in the second of the game against Florida Gulf Coast University on Sept. 7. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo EditorAfter tying Rutgers 0-0 on Friday, the Ohio State women’s soccer team (7-5-3, 4-2-3 Big Ten) drew a 1-1 tie with Maryland (4-8-5, 2-5-2 Big Ten) on Sunday at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. Maryland freshman forward Emily McNesby scored the first goal of the game in the 29th minute from six yards, marking her first career goal for the Terrapins, which was assisted by senior forward Jarena Harmon. Despite retaining possession for much of the first half, the Buckeyes remained scoreless at halftime, with Maryland holding a 1-0 lead. Coming out of halftime, sophomore defender Izzy Rodriguez scored a goal for the Buckeyes in the 49th minute to tie up the game, hitting a 20-yard shot off the left post, ending regulation in a 1-1 tie. Ohio State senior goalkeeper Devon Kerr recorded three saves in Sunday’s game against the Terrapins, as the Terrapins recorded four shots on goal along with 18 total shots. Ohio State freshman defender/midfielder Talani Barnett said she thinks the team’s performance went really well today against Maryland. “We fought hard throughout the whole game,” Barnett said. “And we were strong. The outcome didn’t end up the way we wanted it to, but we still played really hard.”At the end of the game, Ohio State held an 8-2 advantage over Maryland in corner kicks, meanwhile, the Terrapins held a 7-3 edge in saves over the Buckeyes. Ohio State will resume action on the road when it plays Purdue on Thursday at 6 p.m.
Dan Nelson with the Borough Office of Emergency Management presented the new traffic plan for the week ahead at the community meeting in Cooper Landing on Saturday: “We’ve had the road closed as you are coming into the community of Cooper Landing at the Skilak Lake Road, and that has now been changed to MP 71 at the Watson Lake area. The other side at MP 53 will remain the same.” The Incident Command Teams plan will be to provide enough notice for the short term delays so that residents are made aware of these before attempting to travel the highway. Continued updates will be posted throughout the week as they are made available. By planning ahead for this and informing the public of the possible traffic delay, this will allow motorists to plan and avoid a sudden disruption to travel plans.