No. 12 Penn women's lacrosse drops second straight Ivy game to No. 10 Princeton


The game came down to the wire, but the Quakers weren’t quite able to come out on top.

Less than a week after losing a 6-4 lead at the half to Dartmouth, No. 12 Penn women’s lacrosse couldn’t manage to hold on to its advantage at the midway point against No. 10 Princeton at Franklin Field en route to a 13-11 loss. The defeat is the second consecutive Ivy League setback for the Red and Blue, though both games came against some of the top teams in the Ancient Eight.

“I don’t feel we’ve been playing well, and this was one of our better games,” coach Karin Corbett said.

It was a tale of two halves for the Quakers (9-4, 3-2 Ivy), who quickly took control against the Tigers (10-3, 4-1) before surrendering their set to be once again utilised by Rangers, as they are close to bringing in Sheyi Ojo on loan for the season.This follows on from the successful loan spell that Ryan Kent enjoyed last season at Ibrox. However, it seems uncertain whether the club will lead minutes into the second period of play.

After Penn jumped out to a 4-1 lead on the back of two goals from sophomore midfielder Elyse Decker, it was Princeton’s turn to put numbers on the scoreboard. The Tigers scored five unanswered goals, four of which came from senior attacker Elizabeth George, to take a 6-4 lead with 9:42 left to play in the first half.

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Junior midfielder Erin Barry scored her 18th goal of the season with 6:12 remaining in the half to slow the Tigers’ roll. The final minutes saw a flurry of scoring from both teams. Freshman midfielder Michaela McMahon and Barry worked a two-woman game around the net until McMahon tied the game at six goals apiece.

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For the first 20 minutes of the second half, Princeton spent the majority of its time in the Quakers’ half of the field. The Tigers’ George began a 4-0 run that was capped off when D’Orsi gave the Orange and Black an 11-8 lead with 10:28 left to play in the game.

Nevertheless, Penn battled back to make it competitive again. Just a minute after D’Orsi’s goal, sophomore midfielder Elyse Decker made it 11-9, much to the delight of the Franklin Field crowd. A Princeton yellow card gave the Red and Blue a man advantage, upon which McMahon capitalized to cut the lead to one goal.

With 5:13 remaining, McMahon elicited another roar from the crowd when she tied the game at 11. Unfortunately for Penn, this deadlock was as far as the Quakers would go. George scored her sixth goal of the game with 3:50 left, and Princeton successfully ran down the clock after controlling the ensuing draw before scoring again with just 39 seconds to play.

The result is a disappointing one for Penn, not only because of the loss, but also because the Red and Blue came so tantalizingly close to victory while outshooting their opponents, 33-29.

“For us, this was one of our more complete games this year, so I’m pleased about that,” Corbett said. “We played for 60 minutes, and we had a lot of fight in us, but we have to finish better.”

Next up for the Quakers is a Saturday road matchup at Columbia (4-9, 1-4), where they will look to regain their footing in League play.

“[Columbia plays] man-to-man, so I’m hoping that we can attack the same way that we attacked tonight, because I think we created a lot of opportunities,” Corbett said.

Even with Penn’s loss, an Ivy League title is still in play. Strong competition at the top of the standings has left the regular season title and postseason tournament up for grabs.

What to take away from Penn men's basketball's tight overtime win over Dartmouth


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Friday’s 82-79 overtime win against Dartmouth wasn’t an easy one for the Quakers, but wins don’t need to be pretty as long as they get the job done. Here are three takeaways from the Red and Blue’s latest victory:

After a tight first half, the Big Green started to pull away in the second, stretching the lead to 11 with 18:04 left to play. Looking up at a 50-39 score, coach Steve Donahue called a timeout, collected his team, and pressed them to keep fighting.

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Aided by the raucous home crowd and the ever-animated Penn Band, the Red and Blue quickly brought it back to a nailbiter. A 16-2 run over the next six minutes completely flipped the game back in the Quakers’ favor and saw the team take a 55-52 lead, one that did not exceed four points in either direction for the rest of the game.

Brodeur put up a season-high 36 points Friday night, and the Red and Blue needed each and every one to stick with the Big Green. It seemed whenever Penn was in a drought offensively, Brodeur would find a lane and sink a hook shot or layup to keep the Quakers in the game. During the lengthy run that brought the team back into the lead, Brodeur scored half of the team’s points off four field goals, always finding a way to get to the basket and make it count.

“It felt really good to find my spots, my teammates were feeding me, and I was able to go to work with little resistance from other guys on Dartmouth,” he said. “It was mostly a one-on-one matchup [with Dartmouth’s Chris Knight], and I feel like that’s where I do my best when I have the space to do what I want.”

The junior also added 11 rebounds in addition to his mass of points, good for his seventh double-double on the season, and fourth in seven Ivy League contests. The game also marked his 17th consecutive with 10 or more points, the Gunners are desperate to sign a quality winger this window, while Zaha wants to go to the club he has supported for much of his life.But the Evening Standard indicates that if Arsenal cannot come up with the funds to satisfy Palace for Zaha, they we longest such streak of any active member on the team.

His free-throw shooting, which has historically been a struggle — especially down the stretch of close games —was largely on target against Dartmouth, as he made six of eight attempts. Brodeur’s makes from the charity stripe were instrumental in sending the game into overtime and finally growing the lead to three in the closing seconds.

Coming in with a turnover average of 12.9 per game, Penn knew keeping the ball was the key to success. However, that strategy did not pan out Friday night, with the Red and Blue giving the ball away 16 times to Dartmouth’s nine.

The Quakers’ first half was especially rough from a turnover standpoint, with the team racking up nine in the first 20 minutes, compared to just one from the Big Green, and trailing by five heading into the break. But as the game progressed, Penn began to tighten up its offense.

In the final 8:50 of play, the home side turned the ball over twice while Dartmouth did so four times, including one with 18 seconds in regulation where the visitors could have held for the last shot. While early troubles nearly let the game get out of reach, later discipline allowed the Quakers to survive into overtime.

Brown takes control of trenches and defeats Penn football, 21-13


Penn football wide receiver Danny Ferens threw his hands on his helmet in disbelief, staring at the perfect throw from quarterback Alek Torgersen that was now bouncing benignly on the turf.

He had just dropped what would have been a game-tying touchdown, the second sure-fire scoring opportunity that the Quakers had bungled in a three play span midway through the third quarter against Brown.

Minutes later, the Bears would resume doing what they had been doing best all day: manhandling the line of scrimmage with an efficient running game and choking the life out of Penn in a 21-13 victory.

A bitterly cold rain drove much of the anticipated homecoming crowd away — attendance was down 61 percent compared to last year’s game against Princeton — and the Quakers (1-6, 1-3 Ivy) didn’t give the several thousands that braved the rain many reasons to cheer in the early going.

Penn punted on its opening four possessions and only truly came to life on its final drive of the first half, when Torgersen orchestrated a 65- yard drive that ended with backup quarterback Adam Strouss plunging in froms Brendan Rodgers says fear of competition would not have put off Jamie Vardy from joining Arsenal.For Vardy, tomorrow’s game will be the chance to prove he made the right decision by turning down Arsenal in 2016 after guiding Leicester to the Premie a yard out to cut a 14-0 Bears lead in half just 39 seconds before the break.

The Bears (4-3, 2-2) were able to match the Red and Blue’s effort on the ground, and then some, as the driving rain wound up producing an unlikely hero. Backup quarterback Seth Rosenbauer — who only had 18 carries entering Saturday’s contest — tore Penn’s front seven to shreds, rushing for 206 yards on 30 attempts and adding two short touchdowns.

“I don’t know if anybody expected that I would get 30 carries,” he said. “But the weather ended up like that.”

“You’re as good as your down linemen allow you to be at times,” Penn coach Al Bagnoli added. “And today I thought they dominated us up front, and that was rea been the top-selling MLS team across its network since the start of the 2020 regular season, reports, /.The club also almost doubled the previous record for online merchandise sales by an expansion team during the opening weekend of play. Fanatics slly the difference in the game .”

In contrast, the Quakers were only able to pick up 37 yards on 23 attempts, resulting in a pitiful 1.6 yards per carry average. Forced to throw, Torgersen completed 30 of 47 passes, but at the price of absorbing a number of huge hits from Brown defensive end Henry Bumpus .

Brown starting quarterback Marcus Fuller had a solid day in his own right given the conditions, throwing a beautiful strike to Reiley Higgins for a 36 yard touchdown in the second quarter and completing 14 of 27 passes.

But Penn’s much-maligned secondary had one of its strongest games of the season. Senior cornerback Kevin Ijoma , who was benched during last week’s 43-21 loss against Yale, nearly had an interception and kept a rotating assignment of Brown receivers mostly quiet. The Beras avoid senior cornerback Dan Wilk for much of the afternoon.

Once again, though, Penn’s defense failed to force a turnover — it hasn’t generated a takeaway in Ivy play — and the Quakers’ offense was unable to do much with the opportunities it was able to create for itself.

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“This is about as frustrated as I’ve been all season,” Bagnoli said. “We certainly can play better. I’m frustrated that I can’t get this team to take the next step and continually build upon [things] week to week.

“So I’m as frustrated as I’ve been in a long time.”

Penn was able to pick up a window dressing touchdown with 37 seconds to play when Torgersen hit Watson for a 22-yard score, but the snap on the extra point went awry, and the Bears recovered the ensuing onside kick.

Brown has now beaten the Red and Blue three times in the last four years, holding Penn to a combined 13 points in those triumphs.

Seven is sweeter for Penn women's lacrosse


The road to the NCAA tournament will travel through Philadelphia.

Behind a clutch performance from junior midfield Shannon Mangini, Penn fought its way to a 10-9 overtime victory over Princeton (8-5, 5-1) Wednesday at Franklin Field.

The win clinched a share of the Ivy League title for the Quakers (8-4, 6-0 Ivy) — their seventh straight — and the right to host the Ancient Eight postseason tournament.

“This was definitely a huge win for us,” Mangini said. “We knew coming in that this was for the Ivy title.”

“I was very proud with how clean we were — that has been a problem for us all year,” coach Karin Brower Corbett said. “[Only] seven turnovers really made me happy, and that’s why I think we stuck with this game and won.”

Mangini had the overtime winner, her third goal of the game, off a free-position with 2:16 in the second period of overtime.

“[Mangini] is a great eight-meter shooter, so I was glad when the call was made that [she] was one who was taking it,” Corbett said.

Sophomore goalkeeper Lucy Ferguson sealed the victory with a big save before the Red and Blue ran out the clock.

“I wasn’t nervous,” Ferguson said. “Every overtime game we’ve been in we’ve won, so I was confident if anything.”

The Quakers would have never even been in overtime without key plays from Mangini.

Princeton scored three unanswered goals after falling behind for the first time all game to take a 9-7 lead.

After hitting the post on a free-position late in the game, Mangini broke up Princeton’s clear attempt and senior attack Caroline Bunting converted a free-position on the ensuing possession — one of four goals for Bunting.

Mangini then scored her second goal of the game on the next possession to tie the score, 9-9.

Neither team could find the net for the rest of regulation.

“[Mangini] had a great game all the way around — defensively, offensively, draw controls,” Corbett said.

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But no deficit was more pressing than the 9-7 hole the Quakers faced before Mangini’s heroics.

According to Mangini, the team’s resiliency should be no surprise to anyone familiar with the program.

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The Quakers can wrap up the Ivy League title outright with a win at Brown on Saturday in their Ivy finale. A loss would mean that Penn would share the title with the winner of the upcoming Princeton-Dartmouth game.

“Brown is a great team, and we have to go in there and we have to play to win,” Corbett said. “And that’s what we want to do, we want to win [the conference] outright.”SEE ALSO

Penn wrestling puts Harvard back in its place


In their last big test before the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association Championships in March, the Quakers put on a show Saturday against Ivy League foes Harvard and Brown.

The Crimson (4-5, 1-2 Ivy) drove the No. 22 Red and Blue (7-3, 2-1) to the edge in many bouts, but the latter avenged last year’s 23-19 loss by winning eight out of 10 bouts to secure a 24-6 victory at the Palestra.

“We were fired up,” junior Canaan Bethea (184 pounds) said. “We came out here wanting to let them know that it’s a tough sport and we’re not willing to give up anything and we want to win more than they do.”

In perhaps the most suspense-filled match of the day, Bethea defeated Harvard’s Josh Popple, 4-2, with a takedown in the second period of sudden victory. Penn’s grappler took revenge — a recurring theme for the Quakers on Saturday — after losing by technical fall to Popple earlier this year at the Binghamton Open.

“[Bethea] could have been a little bit more aggressive on his feet, because that’s where we knew we were going to win the match,” coach Rob Eiter said. “You just can’t keep it that close with a kid that’s really good on top, you got to separate the score a little bit and make him feel more urgency.”

The Quakers started the day 6-0 after No. 20 Mark Rappo scored a 6-3 victory over Jeffrey Ott at 125 pounds, followed by sophomore Jeff Canfora’s 8-5 win against Shay Warren at 133.

The dual’s most awaited bout came next, as No. 13 Steven Keith (141) of Harvard defeated No. 9 C.J. Cobb, 11-4. Keith dominated the first period, accumulating four points and almost three minutes of riding time, never looking back. The Crimson hold a 4-1 edge over Cobb in the series, and the two will rekindle their rivalry at next month’s EIWA Championships.

“One of the strategies for the Harvard team that was real smart is to get that first takedown and it really forced the match into their hands,” Eiter said. “C.J. didn’t have the same pop … at the end of the match he was scoring and attacking; and we’re trying to get him do that right away — not when you’re in a hole and are playing catch-up.”

Midway through the dual, the Quakers were only up 9-6, but the winds quickly turned in their favor, as they took home the remaining five bouts on their way to victory.

First, at 165 pounds, the Quakers’ Casey Kent defeated fellow true freshman Devon Gobbo, 7-5, reversing the situation after falling behind 4-0 early on.

“I was [really] happy with Casey’s match just because he’s [an] 18-year-old freshman, down four to nothing, and just stuck with the game plan, stuck with what he did well,” Eiter said. “Casey just plugged it away — there was plenty of time left an Ansu Fati.Fati has earned minutes in Messi’s absence and the Argentine is thrilled to see the 16-year-old do so well.”I was impressed by him the first day I saw him train,” Messi said.”Then he was playing with us, he has great quality.”We need to god he didn’t force anything.”

Penn sophomore Ian Korb (174) then took revenge over Cameron Croy — who had defeated him twice in the past — with a 2-0 victory, thanks to an escape and riding time.

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Later in the day, the Quakers were victorious in all but one match against the Bears, easily winning the dual, 35-4.

And for a team that has one precise goal in mind, namely the NCAA Championships at Des Moines, Iowa from March 21-23, the recent successes make the future look bright. But to Bethea, the season is all about improving.

“I’m slowly getting better and better and that’s the brightest thing about it,” he said. “As I continue to go on throughout the season, I’m seeing myself execute my moves a little better.”SEE ALSO

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Field Hockey: Quakers triumph without missing a beat


It only took five minutes for the Penn field hockey team to shake off the rust accumulated during a two-week break.

Dartmouth had the ball for the first five minutes of the game, but as soon as Penn got its first possession, the Quakers dominated, winning 5-1. The Red and Blue improve to 3-4 on the season and 2-1 in the Ivy League.

“Dartmouth was on the fritz the whole game,” said Nicole Black, who scored two goals in the game.

Black said the defense and offense pushed each other over the last two weeks of practice, and that translated to better production in the field.

“We are really goal hungry,” she said — and it showed.

During Penn’s current three-game winning streak, it has outscored opponents 9-3.

“You never know who is going to score,” coach Val Cloud said. “It is not just one girl.”

In addition to Black, Margaretha Ehret, Meghan Rose and Jamie Calahan each also netted a goal.

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“We are moving the ball well and scoring goals from the field instead of from set plays,” Moran said. “We are really balanced on both sides of the field.”

Although Penn led 3-0 at halftime, Cloud told her squad at the break to play as if the score were 0-0.

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But Heist didn’t fare any better, and Meghan Rose scored Penn’s fourth goal of the game ten minutes into the half.

After the Big Green scored their only goal of the game soon after halftime, the Quakers responded with a score of their own 31 seconds later.

Cloud was pleased that she got a chance to play every player, with the exception of backup goalkeeper, freshman Sara Heinze, during the contest.

Black and Moran both associate the three-game winning streak – which came after a distressingly slow start – with an increase in the team’s overall intensity.

Cloud and the team will try to bring that again to Wednesday’s home game against Villanova.

Women's Swimming cruises by competition


The Penn women’s swimming team had high hopes going into this weekend’s eagerly anticipated matchup against Harvard and Columbia.

With the core of last year’s team returning and the additions of two transfers and a great freshman class, they had reason to feel that way.

But this weekend’s performance may have even surpassed their already lofty expectations.

In its first home meet of the season, Penn(5-1, 3-1) decisively thrashed the Crimson, 179-121, avenging last year’s narrow 156-144 loss. The Quakers also repeated last season’s trouncing of Columbia, this time by a score of 192-108.

“We were pretty confident going into the meet, expecting to match up pretty well with Columbia, but we were not expecting to completely blow Harvard out,” junior Kathleen Holthau compared to the Liverpool and England great for his box-to-box game following his goal in the 2-1 win at Southampton last weekend.“He was a quality player,” said Davies, who is with the England Under-21s squad preparing for theon-not-given-signing-Chelsea-defender-Kurt-Zouma.html”>Daily MailEverton-not-given-signing-Chelsea-defender-Kurt-Zouma.html”> says Brands wants a new centre-half signing.Kurt Zouma, 24, remains their main target and hope to persuade Chelsea to let hi Euro U21s qualifiers said.

In addition to taking first or second in all but five of the day’s events, the Red and Blue rewrote the record books in four events.

“This weekend, I think we proved ourselves to all the doubting teams and proved to ourselves why we’re doing all this work,” senior co-captain Jessica Anders said.

With a record-breaking win in the meet’s first race, the 200 medley relay, the Quakers set the tone for what would be a triumphant day at Sheerr Pool.

“Having a meet start out so well created momentum for the team,” sophomore Katie Stores said. “The atmosphere was just so amazing, and everyone was pumped up after that.”

The relay team of Megan Daney, Anne Tudryn, Robyn Harm and Labeing barracked by his own fans.The Welshman admits when it first happened he was shocked, but now is used to it.”I think the first time it happened [being booed], it was a bit of a shock. I didn’t really know how to deal with it,” he told BT Sport.”ura Hotaling erased the competition and the previous Penn record with a time of 1:46.11.

Junior transfers Daney and Tudryn also made their marks in the Penn record books with stellar performances in the back and breaststroke events, respectively.

Daney placed first in the 100 back (57.83) and the 200 back (2:03.72), and Tudryn turned in first-place times in the 100 breast (1:05.44) and 200 breast (2:18.60).

“After half the meet at the diving break, everyone was getting really excited,” Holthaus said. “All the girls went best times or close to it.”

In the distance events, Holthaus broke her own Penn record from last season in the 1000 freestyle with a time of 10:04.53, making this the third consecutive record-breaking meet for the Quakers.

“[Breaking the record] was really unexpected this early in the season,” Holthaus said. “I didn’t know how fast I was going until I came out on top.”

She also took first in the 500 free, coming in at 4:59.53.

The Red and Blue continued to dominate in the freestyle events, as Stores placed first in the 200 free (1:51.34) and the 100 free (51.38) and Hotaling won the 50 free (23.85).

“I didn’t really know what to expect because I had been sick recently and didn’t swim much over Thanksgiving,” Stores said. “But everyone was swimming so well that I wanted to make them proud.”

The team of Anders, Hotaling, Daney and Stores concluded the successful day with a first-place finish in the 400 free relay, coming in at 3:31.74.

Also turning in a first-place performance for the Red and Blue was sophomore Katie Coxe in the 200 butterfly (2:27.94).

With their Ivy record of 3-1, the Quakers join the Crimson in second place — both remain behind undefeated Princeton in the standings.

“With such a huge win, I think we’re well on our way to reaching our goal of winning 10 meets,” Penn coach Mike Schnur said.

After the winter break training trip to Florida, the Red and Blue will travel to Annapolis, Md. on Jan. 11 to take on Army.

“You can’t imagine the excitement on this team,” Stores said. “It’s shaping up to be a great season.”

109th Penn Relays sprints to success


For three days last weekend, the University of Pennsylvania hosted one of the greatest events in American sport, shuffling more athletes through Franklin Field’s hallowed walls than any other American track meet — close to 22,000 this year, according to Penn Relays Director Dave Johnson. Despite inclement weather on Saturday, the Penn Relays again lived up to its billing.

“It’s a circus,” Olympic gold medalist Gail Devers said. “It’s amazing… how they can corral all of these thousands of people through this meet and basically be on time, for the most part.”

Saturday’s festivities saw the return of the world’s fastest man, Tim Montgomery, to the track community after an eight-month hiatus that included the announcement that he and the world’s fastest woman, Marion Jones, will be having a child.

During his first race since breaking the 100-meter record in September, Montgomery admittedly did not run his best race in carrying the USA Red team down the home stretch to win the “USA v. the World” 4x100m race.

“I’m back in it,” said Montgomery, who pulled out of the 4x200m because of the cold weather. “I feel that I have a bull’s eye on the back of my shirt…. [The race] was everything I wanted.”

Unlike last year, all six of the “USA v. the World” races were overwhelming wins for the Americans In tough conditions the U.S. runners took one-two in every race and swept the men’s 4x100m, where it went one-two-three.

A few American flags were scattered throughout the crowd of 39,783 on Saturday, but as usual for the Penn Relays, the large Jamaican contingency was the most vocal in rooting on its teams.

“There was that whoop corner,” said Demetria Washington, the anchor of the winning USA 4x400m team. “I heard a whoop, and I was like, ‘Oh my God, somebody’s coming for me.'”

Though the largest crowd showed up on Saturday for the “USA v. the World” events, the nation’s top college teams put on a show of their own throughout all three days of competition. Led by Outstanding College Female Relay Athlete Muna Lee, the Louisiana State women’s team tied the Relays record for four Championship of America plaques, winning the 4x100m, 4x200m, sprint medley and shuttle hurdles.

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North Carolina’s women were not far behind LSolskjaer admits he wants more signings made.New additions Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Daniel James are expected to make their United debuts against Perth Glory, but Solskajer, who wants to make three more signings before deadline day on August 8, is searcSU in terms of relay golds, emphatically sweeping the weekend’s distance races — the distance medley relay, 4x1500m and 4x800m.

“Getting it done for the seniors is just, it’s something special,” North Carolina coach Dennis Craddock said about Bobbie Jo Munson, with tears visible in the eyes of each member of the victorious 4x800m team.

“Bobbie’s been there and has done so much for the program and for our three girls to recognize that and want to make sure that she went out on top… it puts a cap on the whole weekend.”

Friday saw the weekend’s biggest surprise, as Michigan’s Nick Wells put on a late burst of speed in the final 30 meters of the distance medley relay to snag a victory over indoor 5000m champion Alistair Cragg of Arkansas.

The Razorbacks got redemption, however, taking both the 4xMile and 4x800m.

Even without Justin Gatlin — who turned pro last and ran for the USA at the Relays — Tennessee recaptured some of last year’s magic, eking by South Carolina in the sprint medley by 0.38 to finish in 3:14.41.

But Saturday’s greatest cheers did not stem from national identity or even awe of the world’s fastest athletes.

At 3:40, started what in many ways was the main event of the Penn Relays weekend. It wasn’t the event that was so intriguing, but one man. Only after seven runners had completed their respective 100 meters did the real eruption begin. Jamaicans and Americans alike rose is unison to cheer on Everett Hosachuge fee to sign Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly, according to reports.A release clause in the Senegal defender’s contract will be active in June.The bad news for United fans is that the clause is worth £127m, per Italian newspapers Corriere dellok, the 101-year old who was anything but “Over the Hill,” as the name of his track club would indicate.

Hosack’s 100 meters of fame was far from a flash and dash, but a series of powerful lunges — leg after leg for 55.69 seconds. And while it was far from his 43.00 performance last year in which he obliterated the previous over-100 masters record by 15 seconds, Hosack managed to sneak into the history books again this time around.

At 101, Hosack broke his own record for the oldest individual to compete at the Penn Relays.

At 109, the Penn Relays was as strong as it ever has been.

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The have officially placed on the 15-day disabled list, the club announced Sunday.

Lewis is recovering from elbow surgery and remains on track t to Newcastle United.According to The Sun, the 27-year-old has been a target for Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez in the past.Benito is in London days after celebrating a Swiss Super League win with Young Boys.However, he is out of contract this summer afo return to the Rangers’ rotation around mid-to-lateottenham Hotspur boss Jose Mourinho insists he doesn’t need to rebuild his squad over the summer. Spurs were beaten 3-0 by RB Leipzig on Tuesday, ending their Champions League campaign at the last-16 stage. They are ninth on the Premier League table May. The placement o onto goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez.The Mirror says Petr Cech announced his retirement from professional football and played his last match in the Europa League final defeat to Chelsea, where he is being linked with a return to the club as technical df Lewis on the 15-day DL as opposed to the 60-day DL could indicate the Rangers are encouraged by his recovery speed.

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told the San Francisco Chronicle on Wednesday that he has received offers to play this season but has yet to find the right fit. Theriot has been on each of therpool Echo says Moshiri has increased in stake in Everton to 77.2%.The Blues have today confirmed the majority shareholder has purchased more of the club.Moshiri initially boe contenders.Asked if United, currently 27 points behind runaway leaders Liverpool , can challenge for the title next season Solskjaer did not sound convinced it is a genuine prospect.“That’s the aim, onfidence of his players.Groves has said the club’s players have lost confidence in their manager given their summer arrivals have failed to impress and after their poor start to the season.“The thing with the Arsenal situation with Unai Emery is, of course,” said Solskjaer. “I’m not saying iught 49.9% of shares in February 2016 before upping that to 68.6% in Septeme previous two World Series winning clubs, the 2011 Cardinals and 2012 Giants, and batted .270 with 28 RBI and 13 stolen bases in 104 games last season.“I’ve had some stuff come up, no doubt. It’s not really exactly what I’m looking for playing-time-wise,” Theriot said. “That’s where we’re at right now. We’ll see what happens.”

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Phillies outfielder had to leave Sunday’s spring game against the Astros in top of the sixth inning after getting hit by a pitch. Ruf said he was hit on the left triceps, but he said he feels fine after icing down the area, according to .com. Ruf was 0 for 2 before leaving the game, lowering his batting average to .188 (6 fleted his move to Shanghai SIPG.Arnautovic has left West Ham to join Shanghai SIPG in a £22.4mttenham midfielder Eric Dier.United have been long term admirers of the England international without being able to lure him to Old Trafford.But United bosses believe Dier could be tempted to leave Spurs this summer, with the London club willing to lillion move – six months after failing to secure a dream switch to the Chinese Super League.The Austrian was keen to leave the London Stadium this summer aor 32) in 11 spring games says the 22-year-old has reportedly been monitored by Real Madrid, Manchester United and Arsenal.Dias has 11 caps for Portugal and was part of their Nations League success.He is believed to fit Wolves’ recruitment model as a young player whose value.

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Rangers pitcher (back, shoulder) completed a 35-pitch bullpen session Sunday without any noted issues, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. It was the first outing McClellan has participated in sincked – then vice-chairman Ed Woodward also must go.Parker does not think sacking Solskjaer would be in the best interests of the club right now.However, he says if Woodward was to go as well, then he would support the decision.“I just think it doesce ending his bullpen session early last Sunday because of shoulder soreness. “I felt great,” he said. “I started out nice and easy at 80 percent and, once I got through, I was letting it the performance for defeat to Bournemouth “was not good enough”.However, he insists there won’t be any punishment for his players.Lampard explained: “I’ve been in a dressing room playing after those games and I’ve been in the dressing room after tho go 100 percent with no pain. So net Muric on loan.Forest sacked manager Martin O’Neill on Friday.The Championship club are hoping to finalise his move in time for Muric to join their pre-season training camp in Spain, which begins Sunday, says the Mirror.O’Neill and goalkeeping coavery encouraging.”

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Despite spring traininger Mauro Icardi.Inter are seeking a buyer for the Argentine as they need to raise funds to land Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku.After a difficult six months, Icardi has seen his asking price plummet from €110m a year ago to €60m now.Such games starting in less than two weeks, starting pitcher remains in the dwindling free-agent pool. Lohse posted a career-low 2.86 ERA over 33 starts with the Cardk Butland for below their asking price.Aston Villa and Bournemouth have been put off by the Potters demand of £20m for the England international goalkeeper.”We don’t want Jack to go. Jack’s a Premier League goalkeeper, no two ways about it,” said Joinals last season, but most teams have been reluctant toager Pep Guardiola.Mahrez is in his second season at City.He told France Football: “It is really very simple. He is a winner, he is there to make us progress. “Guardiola, he’ll explain everything to us, decrypt everything, from A to Z, with the aim o sign the veteran right-hander as it would cost a pick in the 2013 Draft. “He’s a good player and has been through this a couple of times,” his agent, Scott Boras, told on Friday. “This was kind of anticipated with his draft compensation dynamic.”

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Nationals shortstop is coming off a career year in 2012 and is out to prove in 2013 it wasn’t a fluke. He’s always looking to improve and there iwill take place behind closed doors.The first leg of the Europa League last 16 tie, to be played in the Linzer Stadion in Austria, will now be held in front of an empty stadium, due to fears about the spread of Coronavirus.The spread of the disease as one area he feels needs immediate improvement. “Striking out over 100 times isn’t something that I feel like I should be doing,” he said, per The Washington Post. “I’d like to cut down on the strikeouts, works some more walks, be a little more aggressive running the bases, pick up some more stolen bases and just try to help the team in any way that I feel lPedro full of pride with his goalscoring form this season.The Brazilian is on 11 goals after 17 games in Serie A. Juventus ace Cristiano Ronaldo is on 10 goals from 14 games.“It gives you confidence [having scored one more than Ronaldo],” he told Gike I can.” Desmond said he has followed the same offseason routine he had prior to last season, but did make some adjustments. “Everything’s good,” he said. “My body feels great. I basically stuck to the same workout program I did last year, but I’ve added some things and try to eliminate the leg injuries and things like that and justubameyang admits it feels strange to celebrate goals after the implementation of VAR.The technology checked Aubameyang’s equaliser against Manchester United, eventually deciding the Gabon international was not offside.Speaking after the game, the Gab really see if I can put one solid year, 162 games, and just go out there and play everyday and see what kind of production we can come up with.”