Louis van Gaal reveals Luke Shaw recovery from double leg break is going well

first_imgLouis van Gaal is refusing to set a comeback date for Luke Shaw, but insists the Manchester United left-back is making good progress in his recovery from a double leg break. Shaw fractured his right leg in two places following a tackle by Hector Moreno in United’s 2-1 defeat at PSV Eindhoven seven weeks ago. Van Gaal claimed after the match that Shaw could be playing again in six months, but the United manager is now reluctant to pencil in a return date for the 20-year-old. “Luke is progressing well and is doing as well as we could have hoped at this stage,” Van Gaal wrote in his programme notes ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League match against CSKA Moscow. “We are not putting any timings on his recovery or a return, as it is important we allow nature to take its course. “Luke is working hard during his recuperation to keep his body in the best possible condition. “He is receiving plenty of messages of encouragement from supporters, which I know he appreciates.” Shaw endured a difficult first season at Old Trafford following his £30million move from Southampton, but started his second campaign at the club in fine form. England manager Roy Hodgson has not ruled out taking the defender to the European Championship if he makes a full recovery by next spring. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

What we learned from Syracuse’s 81-75 loss at Georgia Tech

first_img Published on February 19, 2017 at 10:57 pm Contact Matt: [email protected] | @matt_schneidman Facebook Twitter Google+ ATLANTA – Syracuse (16-12, 8-7 Atlantic Coast) couldn’t finish off yet another comeback from down double digits, falling to Georgia Tech (16-11, 7-7), 71-65, at McCamish Pavilion. The Orange cut its deficit to as few as two despite trailing by 13 with under eight minutes left, but Syracuse ultimately dropped its third consecutive game and missed a chance at grabbing a much-needed road win against a fellow bubble team.Here’s what we learned from Sunday night’s game.Jim Boeheim wouldn’t bite on referee criticismWhen asked his opinion on referee Doug Shows’ illegal screen call on Tyler Roberson with 16.6 seconds remaining and Syracuse down two, Boeheim took the financially sound route.“I don’t talk about calls,” he said.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWhile their head coach wouldn’t budge, the two players directly involved in the controversial play didn’t hold back.Roberson: “When I was setting it, it seemed like the defender a little bit like, flopped, and I think he called a foul from that.”John Gillon, who maneuvered around the screen before it was called: “I feel like a call like that shouldn’t be called that late in the game, especially when there’s not that much contact and it doesn’t really give us an advantage.”Andrew White’s streak of scoring 20 or more is finishedWhite had a chance to tie Hakim Warrick seven-game streak of scoring 20 or more points, which the former SU star accomplished in the 2004-05 season, but White only scored 17 in Syracuse’s loss to the Yellow Jackets.A game after missing 12 3-pointers, the fifth-year senior missed eight on Sunday, shooting 4-of-12 from behind the arc and 6-of-16 overall. Three of those long balls came in a 1:26 span late in the first half, and White played relatively ineffective for the rest of the game.“Hopefully next time I can cover the slack or help out if one of our other guys are struggling,” White said.To Boeheim, there is no Syracuse point guard competitionGillon turned the ball over five times and shot 2-of-10 from the field while being showered with “airball” chants for the latter part of the first half and almost the entire second half. Gillon’s first made 3 in six tries cut Georgia Tech’s lead to 3 but it was far too late to salvage his lackluster night.“I just wasn’t hitting open shots,” Gillon said. “That opens up a lot. They’re more set, they don’t have to run out as hard so it’s hard for me to drive. Just get in the gym more and try to correct things.”MORE COVERAGESyracuse’s NCAA Tournament hopes suffer blow with 71-65 loss at Georgia TechFan reactions from Syracuse’s crushing loss to Georgia Techcenter_img Backup Frank Howard showed positive signs in his 12 minutes, including a pair of assists, a steal and an impressive and-one on a drive into GT center Ben Lammers. But when asked if he considered giving Howard more playing time, Boeheim didn’t waver.“The only games we’ve won, John Gillon has won for us,” Boeheim said. “He’s the best point guard we’ve got by 10 miles.” Commentslast_img read more

26 players get local Black Stars call up

first_imgTwenty-six home-based players have been selected into the local Black Stars team to begin camping on Tuesday in Obuasi.Only one second-tier player, Hubert Ampah from Eleven Wise makes the list, which dominated by players from Premier League.The training programme at the Len Clay Stadium in Obuasi will end on April 11, 2013.Goalkeepers: Fatau Dauda (AshantiGold) Foli Adade (Dwarfs) and Daniel Agyei (Liberty Professionals)Defenders: Godfred Saka (Aduana) Christopher Bonney and Vincent Atinga (Dwarfs) Joshua Otoo and Tijani Joshua (Wa All Stars) Daniel Acquaye (Heart of Lions) Wilson Akakpo (Berekum Chelsea) and Nuru Sulley (Hearts of Oak)Midfielders: Yahaya Mohammed (Amidaus) Moro Abubakar (Hearts of Oak) Anthony Yanful (Dwarfs) Prince Boateng (King Faisal) Samuel Kyere Snr. and Jordan Opoku (Berekum Chelsea) Daniel Darkwah (Aduana) Latif Mohammed (AshantiGold) Hubert K. Ampah (Eleven Wise) and Joseph Gordon (Medeama) Attackers: Yakubu Mohammed (AshantiGold) Mahatma Otoo (Hearts of Oak) Latif Salifu (Berekum Chelsea) Bismark Asiedu (Medeama) and Suleimana Mohammed (King Faisal)last_img read more

Generation of FC Sarajevo: They became the most successful in the History (gallery)

first_img[wzslider autoplay=”true”]The generation that brought the first trophy to maroon team in the history of the season 1966/67, played the final Cup of Marshal Tito, played with the famous Manchester United in the Champions League back then. Their great performances inspired fans to sing: “Two Boskos’ at two corners, Musemija in the middle do not worry for winning.”Jersey of FC Sarajevo were wearing following players: Ibrahim Sirco, Mirsad Fazlagic, Fuad Muzurovic, Sead Jasenkovic, Milenko Bajic, Fahrudin Prljaca, Bosko Prodanovic, Sreten Siljkut, Vahidin Musemic, Stjepan Blazevic, Bosko Antic, Dragan Vujanovic, Boro Beatovic, Anton Mandic, Sreten Dilberovic, Osman Maglajlija, Miodrag Makic, Asim Ferhatovic, Svetozar Vujovic and Refik Muftic.In that season, the team from Kosevo qualified for the finals of the Cup of Marshal Tito. The finals for the first time was played outside Belgrade – it was played in Split.Fazlagic discovered why this generation is to be remembered and why maroon team was so successful. He was the captain of the national team at the time.“Team from Kosevo was giving 8 players to the national teams. It says a lot about the strength of the team. It has the captain of Yugoslavia, which was the youngest in the history of the national team. That generation had two players who were among the best in 50 years of sports daily ‘Sport’ in Belgrade. Dragan Dzajic was the first, I was at the second place, while Svetozar Vujovic was on the third place. Indeed, it shows the quality of FC Sarajevo back then. Players who were born between 1941 and 1944 were playing back then. Six or seven of them started their career in a young team of Sarajevo. We were led by Asim Ferhatovic Hase who was a great man. He was helping us. We all respected him for love and relationship with us. He did not like shouting at young players, he was giving us a great support,” concluded Fazlagic.Football was played to do make some difference, to talk about it. This glorious generation of maroon team is worth of attention and deserves ‘thumbs up’. This generation will be remembered as the most successful one, at least until further notice. They were winning in great style.(Source: klix.ba)last_img read more