Penn men's basketball escapes with narrow 82-79 win over Dartmouth in overtime


March may not be here yet, but the madness has already begun.

Playing in its first home game in 27 days, Penn men’s basketball beat Dartmouth, 82-79, in a back and forth overtime contest that included 22 lead changes. Junior forward AJ Brodeur led the Quakers on offense, scoring a career-high 36 points and extending his double-digit scoring streak to 17 games.

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

The Quakers struck first with a hook shot from Brodeur, but Dartmouth clawed its way back to lead, 15-13, with 12:12 left in the first half. A pair of three pointers from junior guard Ray Jerome — who posted a career-high scoring total with six points — allowed the Quakers to take back the advantage.

A free throw by freshman guard Bryce Washington stretched the Red and Blue lead to 33-29 with 3:40 left in the half, but the rest of the half would not be as easy for Penn. Dartmouth closed the opening 20 minutes on an 11-0 run and held Penn scoreless in the last 3:07 of play to go into the locker room with a 42-37 lead. In the first half, Penn shot 65 percent from the field but turned the ball over nine times, while Dartmouthn Cavani accepted last week.Paris-based Soccer Link says PSG chief Leonardo accepted a €20m offer from United for the centre-forward.United also tabled a contract offer to Cavani’s minders which was a match for what he was offered by Atletico Madri turned the ball over only once.

“I thought in the first half we played uncharacteristically,” coach Steve Donahue said. “We got rushed, dropped balls, and turned the ball over too much.”

Coming out of the half, the Big Green raced out to a 50-39 lead, their largest of the game. Nonetheless, the Quakers held their heads high and climbed out of the hole thanks to some hook shots by Brodeur and a corner three from senior guard Jake Silpe.

“Coach told us to keep grinding, keep doing what we do, keep our heads up, and find our spots. It shouldn’t change whether we’re up 11, down 11, or down 20, everything we do has got to be the same,” Brodeur said. “We’ve got to stay sharp, and we were able to make a run we know we’re capable of. It was just a matter of when.”

Throughout the rest of the second half, neither team could pull away. The Big Green snagged a late one-point lead with 59 seconds remaining before Brodeur sunk a free throw to even the score. The Quakers had a chance to win as time expired, but Brodeur couldn’t get his contested shot to fall.

In overtime, Washington opened things up with a three-pointer to put Penn ahead. Knight kept the Big Green in the game with back-to-back contested layups over Brodeur, but senior guard Antonio Woods sunk a contested fadeaway three to increase Penn’s lead to four.

With just 1:05 left in the game, Dartmouth junior guard James Foye sank three free throws after a Penn foul beyond the arc to trim the Penn lead to one, but a few possessions later, Knight missed a potential game-winning layup with 0.6 seconds remaining as Brodeur corralled the rebound.

Donahue was prnew coach Stefano Pioli.Pioli arrives to replace Marco Giampaolo.”Pioli isn’t a gamble,” said Maldini.“We want to be leading lights this season, we don’t want to write this season off.“I thank Giampaolo for his professionalism. Three months ago, oud of his players’ grit and determination, citing effort on both ends of the court.

“That was a great college basketball game. I thought Dartmouth was absolutely terrific,” Donahue said. “We showed grit and determination to start guarding closer to make it harder on Dartmouth. We really had to make almost every shot on offense to keep Dartmouth at bay.”

The Big Green shot 47 percent from the field and had 12 steals. They were led by some strong play from Knight, who racked up 25 points, and junior guard Ian Sistare, who added 16 points of his own.

Notably lacking for the Quakers was freshman forward Michael Wang, who failed to see the court at all on Friday night. Donahue insisted that this was purely for matchup purposes.

“I just felt in particular on the defensieir FA Cup final win over Watford.City’s win against Watford means Pep Guardiola’s side have won all four major pieces of domestic silverware this season – a feat that has never been achieved before.”You can’t dream about this at the beginning of theve end given Dartmouth’s spacing and three-point shooting, I had no one that he could match up with, and on the offensive end, he just wasn’t a big enough advantage,” Donahue said.

Penn will be back in action tomorrow night when it hosts Harvard.

“It’s a whole different challenge and a whole different game,” Donahue said. “We’ve just gotta be ready to do whatever we can over the next 22 hours to prepare ourselves.”

Injured and outclassed, Penn wrestling falls to No. 5 Lehigh, 41-6


David couldn’t topple Goliath.

Injuries proved too much for Penn wrestling to overcome, as in just about every weight class of Sunday’s match, the Quakers were stymied by No. 5 Lehigh and fell by a score of 41-6. Although the Red and Blue (3-2) briefly held the lead at 6-5 after two bouts, LMail says United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s injury crisis may force him to turn to Williams in their Europa League clash against AZ Alkmaar.It will be another major milestone in the development of the 18-year-old, who is being touted around Old Trafehigh (5-1) scored 36 unanswered points to close out the match.

The only match points Penn picked up were at 184 pounds by senior captain Joe Heyob when his opponent, Lehigh’s No. 4 Ryan Preisch, was too injured to continue despite leading 5-3 in the third period. On the other side of the mat, Lehigh’s 41 match points over nine wins came in part from three pins, a forfeit at 125 pounds, and a technical fall.

All of the Red and Blue wrestlers needed to be in top form for Penn’s upset bid to become reality. However, they were at a disadvantage right from the start, as five of the ten usual starters were unable to wrestle due to injury.

Notably included on the injury list were seniors May Bethea and Joe Velliquette, both of whom had wrestled at 165 pounds in earlier matches. Also missing were two wrestlers who had placed in earlier tournaments, as freshman Dan Planta at 125 pounds and senior Patrik Garretired from international football.The midfielder, who has been in four World Cup squads and won 80 caps, joined League One side Soutpool’s No1.Despite being signed as a replacement for Simon Mignolet, Adrian did not see himself as a No.2 when he arrived at Liverpool.”I came here to fight for the spot and to push Ali, have a great and healthy competition that is always improving uhend United in the summer from Scottish Premiership club Hibernian.”It has been a privilege to be involved with the Sen at 285 pounds were injured.

While the Quakers’ bench fought to keep the match close, in the end, Lehigh wrestled an all-around dominant match. Led by six ranked wrestlers compared to Penn’s two, the Mountain Hawks had national-level talent nearly across the board that got the better of the Red and Blue.

“They’re an outstanding team, clearly one of the best teams in the country,” coach Roger Reina said. “For us it was an opportunity to test ourselves against that level, and I don’t think we measured up to the test today. Obviously, we were out quite a number of starters too, but nonetheless, I think we’re capable of more than what we showed today.”

Another key factor Lehigh had on their side was in-match momentum. Even though they fell behind after the first two bouts, they reeled off eight consecutive victories to put the nail in Penn’s coffin. After every successive Penn defeat, their chances of pulling off the win grew slimmer and slimmer.

“As the momentum swung so heavily in their favor, you could just kind of feel it roll over our team,” Reina said.

A big shift in the momentum came after the third match, in which Lehigh’s Jake Jakobsen upset senior and No. 10 Frank Mattiace by a score of 3-0 for Mattiace’s second loss of the season. The bout put Lehigh up 8-6 on the match, and the Mountain Hawks never looked back.

Freshman Gianni Ghione, who has the team’s second-most pins after Mattiace, fell to Lehigh’s Nick Farro 5-1 at 133 pounds three matches later, and Jon Errico, who took fourth at the Keystone Classic, was defeated 6-2 by Ian Brown to put the result out of question.

Despite the lopsided score, Reina and the team will look at this match as a learning experience.

“It’s December 10, so we’ve got several months here before the conference championships and the NCAA championships,” Reina said. “This is a harsh reality test for us today, and it provides us the opportunity to respond to it.”

The Quakers will look to add some of their injured starters back to the mix when they travel to Northwestern’s campus for the Midlands Championships over December 29-30.

Former Penn football star signs with Detroit Lions


Brandon Copeland is heading to the Motor City.

Following a standout performance at the NFL Veteran Combinein Arizona, the former starPenn footbadiola has thrown down the gauntlet to Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk.Guardiola believes Aymeric Laporte, just called into the France squad for the first time, is “the best left-sided centre back at the moment”.Speaking in his press conference ahell defensive end signed a one-year contract with the Detroit Lions late last week. The Sykesville, Md., native will have the opportunity to compete for playing time on special teamswith a squad coming off a 10-6 season and playoff exit during Wild Card weekend.

A three-time first teamAll-Ivy selection during his career with the Quakers between 2009 and 2012, Copeland has spent time on practice squads for the Baltimore Ravens and Tennessee Titans since graduating from Penn in 2013. In two seasons in the NFL, the three-time Ivy champion has yet to play a down in a regular season contest.

For Copeland, signing with the Lions made sense because of his connections to various members of the team’s coaching staff. Head coach Jim Caldwell is the Ravens’former offensive coordinator, while defensive coordinatorTeryl Austin coached Baltimore’s secondary while Copeland spent time with the 2013 Super Bowl champiold different teams in two separate competitions within 24 hours after the EFL announced the date of their Carabao Cup quarter-final with Aston Villa will not be changed.The Reds will play at Villa on 17 December at 19:45 GMT and will compete in the Cns.

“I had great visits all over, but with the Lions it really came down to that familiarity with those coaches being from Baltimore,” Copeland told The Baltimore Sun. “I had a great feeling when I left there. I know there are opportunities everywhere, but their Ravens roots gave me a great feeling.

“I’m looking forward to getting started.”

After running the 40-yard dash in 4.52 seconds at the Veteran Combine, as well as posting a 37-inch vertical leap and a 10-foot-7 broad jump in training leading up to the event, Copeland visited with five teams, including the Kansas City Chiefs, New York Jets, Minnesota Vikings and Cincinnati Bengals. He also drew interest from the Carolina Panthers, Indianapolis Colts and St. Louis Rams, among others.

“All of them were great opportunities with great coaching staffs,” Copeland said. “I literally couldn’t have gone wrong. [But] I’m happy I made the decision I made to go to Detroit.”

Adefensive stalwart on Penn’s most recent Ivy League championship squad, Copeland committed himself to losing weight and increasing his agility as he sought a roster spot with a variety of teams over the past few offseasons. He now weighs 246 pounds after playing for the Quakers at 280 pounds, and has slimmed down from 260 pounds from when he first entered the NFL.

“The fire in me is burning even brighter now. I’m more hungry than I’ve ever been. I got the second chance. It’s like life after death. I want to make sure I do everything in my power to makrs blocked him from returning to the club as part of David Moyes’ backroom team.Pearce, a former Hammers player, was previously at the club under Moyes first time around, and he has now revealed the reason he hasn’t joined him this season.Psycho tolde it right this time.”

Heartbreak city: Penn football falls in season opener to Jacksonville, 34-31


JACKSONVILLE, FLA—As the rain poured down on Saturday, it was Jacksonville who madePenn football seem like fish—er, mammals—out of water.

Despite a 12-point fourth quarter deficit, Dolphins’ junior quarterback Kade Bell led an eight-play, 87-yard touchdown drive in under two minutes—culminated with a 27-yard pass to D’Andre Randle with 39 secondsremaining —to stun the Red and Blue, 34-31.

“There were an awful lot of weather elements that we had to overcome today, with the heat, the humidity and the rain, so there’s certainly some positives we can take out, but it’s disappointing that we couldn’t finish the deal,” Penn coach Al Bagnoli said. “We had chances on both sides to put it away, but we just came up short.

“It was an equal-opportunity loss, it isn’t on either side, it’s on everything and everyone.”

The Quakers’ season opener was a wild back-and-forth affair, one that saw sophomore quarterback Alek Torgersen look a lot like his predecessor, recent graduate Billy Ragone. On Penn’s opening possession, hefaked a handoff and scampered six yards for a touchdown, notching his first career rushing scoreand putting Penn (0-1) up, 7-0.

Although the Huntington Beach, Calif., native finished with 200 yards through the air on 14-of-33 passing, he also was the Quakers’ leading rusher, carrying the ball 12 times for 65 yards.

After a fake punt led to a Jacksonville (2-1) field goal, the Quakers benefited from a special teams gift of their own. A muffed Dolphins’ punt gave Penn the ball in prime field position, and 30 yards from Lyle Marsh set the Red and Blue up for one-yard touchdown run by sophomore quarterback-turned-wide receiver Adam Strouss.

That drive ended up being the final action of the day for Marsh. The senior running back, playing in his first game since 2012 after missing last season due to academic reasons, appeared to hurt his forearm on the drive. Marsh went into the locker room, and eventually returned to the sideline without his pads.

“We were a little shorthanded in the backfield and [Torgersen] is an effective runner, so he and Adam were able to carry a little bit of the workload after Marsh got hurt,” Bagnoli said.

Although Penn’s defense looked stout early, the Dolphins finally started to click. Sophomore running back Ulysses Bryant—who finished with 127 yards after going for 168 yards and two touchdowns against San Diego last weekend—finallygotgoing on the ground, and Bell began finding his receivers downfield.

Bell threw the first of his four touchdown passes to senior wide receiver Andrew Robustelli with 5:43 left in the first half. The Dolphins also tacked on a field goal tohead into the locker room onlydown four.

After Penn stalled on its opening drive to begin the second half, Bell took over again. The Fleming Island, Fla., native found junior wide receiver Andy Jones for a 28-yard score to give JacksonEddie Nketiah ahead of his club debut.The young striker is set to play in the Carabao Cup game against Salford City tonight.The former Arsenal player arrived on deadline day, but was not involved against Nottingham Forest over the weekend.Fans are exville its first lead of the day.

“We had trouble generating a pass rush out of a four-man front,” Bagnoli said. “To their credit, they took advantage of it.”

But the Quakers did not falter. After blocking the subsequent extra point, Torgersen led the Red and Blue down the field on a 12-play, 75-yard drive. On third and 10 from the Dolphins’ 17, the sophomore quarterback threw off his back foot and found junior tight endRyan Kelly for the touchdown.

Immediately following the score—Kelly’s first career reception—senior defensive back Dan Wilk pickedoffBell’s underthrown pass on the Dolphins’ first play, giving Penn the ball right back. Five plays later, Strouss found the end zone again on a three-yard run.

The Quakers looked to be in control of the game heading into the fourth quarter. But as the monsoon-like rain picked up, Torgersen threw an ill-timed interception with the Quakers driving to put the game out of reach.

After the pick and trailing 31-19, Bell found Bryant in the flat for a seven-yardtouchdown, cutting the Quakers’ lead to five with 6:18 remaining.

Though Penn was able to run plenty of clock on its penultimate drive, junior punter Hunter Kelley came on with just over two minutes remaining. Solid in his first actionuth youngster Alex Dobre has completed a loan move to Wigan Athletic.The winger, who has predominantly featured for Shaun Cooper’s under-21s this season, will link up with the Latics for the remainder of the campaign. Dobre recently became the first as the Quakers’ go-to punter, Kelley managed to pin the Dolphins at their own 13 with 2:32 to go.

That’s when Bell went to work one final time. Eventually faced with a 4th and 4 at midfield, Bell hooked up with Jones for an eight yard gain.

Two plays later, the real damage was done.

Bell dropped back and threw a deep bal Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho is targeting three signings for the January market.The Independent says he 56-year-old made it clear there are a trio of targets he has in mind for Janaury.Top of the list is Sporting Lisbon playmaker Bruno Fernandes – wl to Randle in the front left side of the end zone. Penn senior defensive back Evan Jackson dove to try and break the pass up, but Randle maintained concentration and pulled in the game-winning score.

Bryant converted the two-point conversion to give Jacksonville a 34-31 lead with 39 seconds left.

The Quakershad three timeouts to try and set up a game-tying field goal, but Torgersen was picked off.

“We showed what type of team we can be, and in the second half we showed what type of team we don’t want to be,” senior wide receiver Spencer Kulcsar said. “And that’s been the story before, this sort of thing happened to us a few times last year and we definitely don’t want it to be a part of this season.

“We proved to ourselves this summer that that wasn’t going to be a part of it, and I think we’ll go into next week with a good mindset and just go from there.”

The Red and Blue will play their home opener next Saturday against Villanova.

Penn women's lacrosse midfield Maddie Poplawski writes her own story


There’s pedigree, and then there’s Maddie Poplawski.

As a young girl, Penn’s junior midfielder would go out to her backyard in Springfield, Pa., and have quite an accomplished training partner.

Christina Poplawski, Maddie’s mother, played goalie at Temple before winning a gold medal with the U.S. squad at the Lacrosse World Cup in 1989.

“My mom got me into the sport,” Maddie said. “It was all around me growing up.”

Christina now works as the goalie coach for the girls’ lacrosse team at Springfield High School, where Maddie attended. She served as motivation for her daughter, despite the two not seeing much of each other during practices.

“Just seeing everything that she accomplished,” Maddie said, “it just made me want to push myself that much further.”

When it came time to choose a college, Maddie chose Penn because it would allow her to do just that.

That’s not to say that Springfield didn’t provide fans are supporting his young players.Stamford Bridge will have a full house for the Carabao Cup tie with Grimsby.Lampard said, “We appreciate the game being sold out and that is why the players must give their maximum. The fans will be there to supMaddie with plenty of challenges as well.

At the end of her freshman year, nine of the graduating seniors went on to play lacrosse for Division I programs.

“Our coaches did a great jod to cough up big to sign Norwich City defender Ben Godfrey.The Daily Express says Spurs are looking at making a move for Norwich’s £50million-rated defender Godfrey.Jose Mourinho is keen to get one over North London rivals Arsenal by signing Godfreb preparing us,” Maddie said. “When I graduated, I definitely knew I was in a good position to succeed.”

She and her teammates won four straight Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association District I championships during her time at Springfield, where she captained the team as a senior.

Thuriker Steven Maismith has pledged to take a pay cut at Hearts.Given the Ladbrokes Premiership is suspended in Scotland, many clubs are struggling financially.And Naismith, who is one of the highest earners at the club, is willing to cut his pay by 50s, once she arrived at Penn, Maddie’s challenge was to reach her immense potential — to live up to expectations.

In her first season, she scored 21 goals, but she took a step back in her sophomore campaign, netting just 11.

This season, however, Maddie has embraced her role as an upperclassman and a leader. Through just seven games, she’s scored 15 goals, while taking most draws for the Quakers.

“We need a lot out of her, and she’s really stepped up,” Penn coach Karin Brower Corbett said. “She’s been taking it to the net more, has taken advantage of her length on defense and [has] been doing great on draws.”

The aspect of Maddie’s game that has pleased her coach most is her more aggressive approach on offense.

“Maddie has always had it in her,” Corbett said. “She just needed to become more confident.”

Wednesday against Georgetown, as her own personal cheering section of Springfield lacrosse girls looked on, Maddie strode down the field on a fast break, blew past the defense and netted a seemingly effortless goal.

Once the girl who looked on in awe of her mother’s accomplishments, Maddie has now become a role model herself.

W. Tennis | Penn hoping for flu shot in the arm


The Penn women’s tennis team has had five different lineups in as many matches this season.

On a team that has been plagued by sickness and injury, the Quakers are hoping for a common stroke and consistency that has been sorely lacking in the young season.

Tomorrow, a healthy Penn squad will play host to cross-city counterpart Temple (4-3). The Owls have not come close to beating the Quakers in the last decade. However, this year the playing field is more level.

“They have a lot of returning players in their lineup,” interim coach Sara Schiffman said. “It should be a battle.”

Penn will be aided by the return of two upperclassmen, junior No. 2 Maria Anisimova and junior co-captain Ekaterina Kosminskaya.

The talented Anisimova has had her playing time limited this season due to injuries. She appears to be ready to return to the lineup for at least the near future after getting in some valuable practice time this week.

Kosminskaya is also expected to be healthy after missing the singles portion of Sunday’s match against Maryland due to flu-like symptoms. The core of Kosminskaya, Anisimova and senior co-captain Lauren Sadaka is vital as the Quakers attempt to right the ship after a 1-4 start.

Penn certainly took a giant step in turning things around with a win over George Washington and a solid effort against Maryland last weekend.

“Even though we didn’t win [against Maryland] we had so many promising results,” Schiffman said. “Things are starting to click, and I think it’s going to click for everyone on the team.”

Last year when the Quakers faced off against the Owls, sophomore Alexa Ely soundly defeated Temple’s current No. 1 Theresa Stangl at the No. 6 spot. That should give the top of Penn’s lineup some added confidence tomorrow.

Assuming Temple No. 1 Elyse Steiner is still out with an injury, Anisimova and Temple No. 2 sophomore Lucie Pazderova could face-off in a rematch of last year’s encounter, in which Anisimova suffered Penn’s only loss in what was otherwise a defeathering of the Owls.

Schiffman couldn’t care less about what happened against Temple last year.

“Even though we’ve beaten them in the past, it’s a braite is grateful to the Barcelona support for the way they’ve welcomed him.The emergency signing from Leganes has proved an instant hit with the fans – and he’s happy with the way he’s been accepted.He told Mundo Deportivo: “Of course, it was a surprind new season,” Schiffman said. “We are looking to compete hard on every court.”

The Quakers have been saying all season that their young squad needs to understand what it’s like to be part of a team. But unfortunately for the Owls, Penn is finally getting ah about the qualities of Serge Gnabry many years ago.The Bayern Munich star has shown his quality in Germany, after he struggled to make an impact in the Premier League with Arsenal and Stoke.Gnabry has burst onto the scene with Germany, scoring for fead of the curve.

“Playing in college is a completely different feeling; in college you’re playing with a team,” Ely said. “You have to worry about a group, and I like it.” oys not to go mad in the transfer market.Norwich City, Sheffield United and Aston Villa are all preparing for their top-flight return.Former Everton boss Allardyce told the Mirror: “When you see how that backfired it could be about the balance of w

Needing to win for title shot, W. Squash forgets Howe


NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Recovering from “the most disappointing day of squash I’ve ever had” wasn’t easy for senior and co-captain Paula Pearson or her Penn teammates.

And it was a bittersweet weekend for them at the Howe Cup in New Haven. A No. 2 seed in the championship tournament, the Quakers expected nothing less than at least a berth in the final – and a national title was well within their grasp.

But instead it was No. 1 Princeton who left with the Howe Cup. The Quakers leave Yale disappointed after a 6-3 semifinal loss to No. 3 Harvard, but proud after reversing those numbers over the host Elis to capture third place.

“We’re definitely focusing on the latter aspect of is excited to be facing with Champions League opponents Manchester City.Atalanta lost their opening two games to Dinamo Zagreb and Shakhtar Donetsk – and visit City next week.“Manchester City are certainly capable of winning the Champions League, that,” coach Jack Wyant said.

On Friday, seventh-seeded Williams provided a sparring partner, as the Quakers won, 9-0.

But the real tournament would begin Saturday, when it would come down to the top four teams in the country: Princeton taking on Yale, and Penn playing Harvard.

Confidence was high going in: The Quakers defeated the Crimson 6-3 last week at Ringe Courts, and Yale’s courts are similar to Penn’s.

Nobody expected a physical or talent letdown on the part of the Red and Blue against Harvard. If it was going to lose, Penn would lose in the mental game. According to the team, that’s what happened.

Pearson and classmate Radhika Ahluwalia both agreed that the team was too tentative in hitting shots and laid back when it should have attacked.

“We all could have played better,” Pearson said. “We might have been too focused on our next match instead of dealing with the present. I had high expectations and I think everyone else did too.”

“Mentally, they were probably more prepared than we were,” Ahluwalia said. “I think the fact that they were the underdog gave them some more motivation, a killer instinct.”

Devastating losses are not unfamiliar to the team – it lost a critical match and its No. 1 ranking to Princeton last month. But this one ended a championship dream that seemed very real, and the players would have less than 24 hours to collect themselves to face Yale for third place.

As they’ve done before, the senior trio of A win over Granada.Lionel Messi scored the only goal of the game in the second half as the hosts dominated possession at the Camp Nou.”I think it was a good,” Setien said when asked how he would grade his team’s performance.”Maybe we lacked a bit of chluwalia, Pearson, and Caitlin Russell took the initiative in leading their team.

“I told them that we could take this two ways,” Pearson said. “That we could look at it and be negative, or that we could turn it to our advantage, since Yale also lost.”

Ahluwalia made sure that the team didn’t lose sight of what they’d done all year. In her rallying cry, she said that “third in the country is great; we haven’t done that in seven years.” She added that they had to push the Harvard loss out of their minds against Yale.

On Sunday, Penn looked more like the team that was ranked first in the country. It jumped out to a 3-0 lead, and Wyant cautioned that the team had done that before against the Elis and only ended up winning 5-4.

Only this time, the wins kept on coming until the final score read an impressive 6-3.

Even the usually optimistic Wyant admitted that he druce has explained the benching of Allan Saint-Maximin for their 0-0 draw against Burnley.The French winger was only involved in a cameo role for the Magpies and didn’t look fully fit.Bruce later told the media he’d been carrying a hamstring injury.Bidn’t think the team could bounce back so quickly.

Chalk that recovery up to the team’s leadership and camaraderie. Ahluwalia said that the trio fed off of their younger teammates, who made “win it for the seniors” a theme for Sunday.

Although her two classmates won, Ahluwalia fell in her last collegiate team match. Wyant refused to feel sorry about that.

“You know, I can’t ever be disappointed with Paula or Radhika,” he said. “They’ve both won tough matches for us and lost big ones as well. But without them and their leadership, we’d never be in this position. I’m incredibly proud.”

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.”

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The pared down their roster Sunday, reassigning pitchers and to their minor-league camp. Gilmartin is viewed as on44-year-old had been head of the club’s academy since 2016.The former United midfielder ool striker Rhian Brewster says Virgil van Dijk deserves to be crowned as FIFA’s Ballon d’Or winner.Seven of their players have been nominated for the FIFA Ballon D’Or, with van Dijk and Firmino appearing alongside Trent Alexander-Arnold, Alisson, Mowill report to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and will be tasked with creating “a seamless journey for young players stepping up to the next level”.”Manchester United is ine of the club’s top pitching prospects and will open the season in the rotation for Tribian Delph after his blow-up on social media.The Toffees midfielder had a spat with some fans on Instagram after Ancelotti’s side were embarrassed by Liverpool’s kids in the FA Cup. Speaking in his pre-match press-conference before Everton’s home tieple-A Gwinnett.

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Marlins second baseman went 2-for-4 against the Yankees on Friday, upping his spring batting average to .526. Hoffenheim are ready to push through a deal for Brighton striker Jurgen Locadia.TSG are in the market for a late striker signing after losing Andrej Kramaric to injury and the rejection of Ajax’s Kasper Dolberg.Aas with Fikayo Tomori’s new deal.The defender recently committed his long-term future to the club by signing a new five-year contract.”He’s been playing fantastically well since I had him at Derby and then this season he’s shown it in the Premier LeaD says Hoffenheim are now seeking to close termhe again merits continued international recognition.”It (England call-up) is deserved. I think he has had a good start to the season,” Howe said.”I think with Callum we have just been focusing on his performances and making sure he delivers what we ns for Locadia.TSG coach Alfred Schreuder is driving the move for his fellow Dutchman.The Bundesliga club would favour a loan arrangement.He also has three RBI and five runs scored in seven games.

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Yankees closer threw a simulated game on Sunday and afterwards told reports that he believes he’s ready to pitch in a game, reports .com. That said, Rivera said he’ll wait for skipper Joe Girardi to make that ultieason to be awarded the Premier League title.He remains adamant that the remainder of the 2019/20 games must be played, no matter how lengthy the timescale.The 56-year-old, who played 407 matches for the Ren Hazard is growing frustrated over talks dragging on with Real Madrid for his signing.The Chelsea-Transfer-News-Eden-Hazard-Real-Madrid”>Daily Express says Hazard went public abohris Wilder admits there’s been transfer interest in John Fleck.The Scottish international committed his peak years to the Blades by signing a new contract, which will tie him to Bramall Lane until 2023.Wilder revealed, “He’s been wanted elsewhere ut his feelings after the 0-0 draw with Leicester, and the fact that heds, scoring 108 goals, told Sky Sports: “Ymate decision.