Live blog: Penn football at Delaware

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With new faces on both sides of the bder says they’re determined make the most of their FA Cup run.United travel to Reading next week for the fifth round.A win over the Royals will put them into the last eight of the FA Cup – a competition they have not won since 1925. Wilder said: “Wall, Penn football opens the season with a tough road test against No. 20 Delaware (3-0). The Quakers come into this contest with new starting quarterback Nick Robinson and first-year offensive coordinator Kevin Morris, as well as ne of a return to Real Madrid.Silva’s current deal with Real expires in 2020.And he told UOL: “I have not decided anything yet, but I had a quick conversation with Mano (Menezes, coach of Cruzeiro). “He told me he did not want to lose anyone from the sw leadership on defense.

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Take a look at the key players fostriker Marcus Rashford says Liverpool didn’t deserve anything from their clash at Old Trafford on Sunday.Adam Lallana cancelled out Rashford’s opener with a late equaliser.And England international Rashford was disappointed not to win the game.”We dr Penn .

DiGrande | With eyes on the future, Ryan Glover should keep leading Penn football

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At this point last season, it seemed like “Penn football” and “quarterback controversy” were synonymous.

While we’re not quite at that point this year given senior Nick Robinson’s numbers through eight games as a starter — 1774 yards with 13 touchdowns — one can only wonder if now is the time to begin shifting to the future. Robinson won’t be around next season, but junior Ryan Glover will, and he should have been given his moment to shine earlier than this Saturday’s over Cornell.

Glover wasn’t the starter. He didn’t even play one full half of football. He was brought in with 4:56 to go in the third quarter as an ailing Robinson battled injuries, just after the Quakers had conceded a second touchdown and found themselves trailing for the first time all day.

“[Robinson] was limping on the field, trying his best to get out there,” coach Ray Priore said. “But we’re so lucky to have an unselfish young man like [Glover]. He and Robinson have had sort of a role reversal, but they’ve handled it so well.”

But soon after Glover entered, Penn’s offense came to life. The junior threw for 60 yards on his first drive, including a 40-yard bomb to senior wide receiver Kolton Huber to tie the score at 14 apiece. Within his first two minutes on the field, Glover commanded the offense and cut short any momentum the Big Red had after their score.

On his next drive, at the beginning of the fourth quarter, Glover again helped put together a quick touchdown series. His screen pass to sophomore wide receiver Owen Goldsberry kicked off the flea flicker that put Penn ahead, after senior wide receiver Eric Markes caught Goldsberry’s pass for the 80-yard score.

The pair of touchdowns were enough for the Red and Blue to come away with the win, their second consecutive Ivy victory.

Though Glover got the starting nod for all 10 games of the 2018 season, he lost the job to Robinson in the offseason to replace Simon Mignolet, who has joined Club Bruges.Adrian, 32, is available on a free transfer having been released by the Hammers during the summer.He played 150 times in six years for West Ham after joining them from Real Betis in 2013.The Spanand has since largely been on the sidelines. Before Saturday, he had only played in three of Penn’s contests this season, mostly as a gadget player.

Although Saturday’s game might have been a flash in the pan for Glover, who had only one completed pass in seven attempts all season before Saturday’s game, it’s worth giving the former starter the chance to perform for the remainder of this season, especially wits announced his retirement.The Al-Sadd midfielder has confirmed his retirement will come at the end of the current season.At 39 years old, the former Barcelona star will bring to an end a playing career that has been a cornerstone of the modern era oh Robinson’s apparent injury.

Even beyond giving Glover an opportunity to prove himself, Priore and his staff should start looking towards 2020 and getting Glover as many snaps under center as possible against Ivy League opponents. Unless a newcomer arrives and takes over the starting role, we’ll likely see Glover leading the offense come next September, so it would only be beneficial for him to gain more experience as this season winds down.

At 2-3 in Ancient Eight play, the Red and Blue’s chances of an Ivy League title this year are dashed. But with two games left on the schedule — at Harvard next Saturday and home to Princeton on Nov. 23 — Penn’s coaching staff has a pair of perfect venues to experiment with new formations and combinations of players, including Glover in particular.

Robinson may be the latest player for Penn football to go down hurt this season, but that doesn’t mean the team is out of options. As fans saw this weekend, big plays can come from anybody, and Glover should have his chance t spoken of his decision to quit Manchester City.And Sancho has named Chelsea winger Christian Pulisic as the inspiration behind his exit back in 2017.”The Manchester move was okay. I was still in England and I knew I could go back home. It was a bit o make them happen.

is a College junior from Warren, N.J. and a Sports Editor for The Daily Pennsylvanian. He can be reached at digrande@thedp.com.

Penn squash looks for bounce-back performance against familiar Ivy foe

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Going up against tough competition only serves to make a team stronger.

That’s why, after losing to perennial powerhouse Trinity, Penn men’s and women’s squash are confident going into Wednesday’s matches against Princeton that they can both bring home crucial Ivy League wins.

On the men’s side, the No. 5 Quakers (8-2, 2-0 Ivy) hope to take down the rival No. 6 Tigers (7-1, 2-0) and continue their run through thReal Madrid ace Eden Hazard is up for the derby against Atletico Madrid.It will mean Hazard facing former Chelsea teammate Diego Costa.He said, “If you play football, you know the feelings and passions that arouse in these duels and more being two teams from the same city. “I want to score, win and make the fans happy.”Diego Costa is my friend and we have played together, I want to face him.”e conference. Coming off of a against No. 1 Trinity, Penn hopes that what it took away from the tough competition will help it against Princeton.

“I think we all learned really how hard it is and how we need to stick in with all of these teams and, going forward, if we can do that and impose the games we all play on other teams, we will be pretty successful,” senior captain James Watson said.

The men will also return to their usual lineup this week, after four members of the team missed the last meet due to illness. Even at full strength, the Quakers are not taking Princeton lightly, however, as the Tigers are also off to their best start in years and are coming in hot off of a big win over Yale.

Preparation will be key in stopping the rolling Tigers, but, luckily, Penn is coming off a 10-day break following the Trinity meet, so it has had a lot of time to prepare for this match. Princeton will be bringing their best to Philadelphia, but the Quakers wouldn’t expect anything less.

“We know that they’re gonna come in ready to battle and they’ve had a great season so far,” coach Gilly Lane said. “Whenever you get into Ivy League play, I think that you know there’s just extra motivation in there to play your hardest, and I think the boys have had a tough schedule, but the tough schedule can help prepare them for a week like this.”

The women’s team have an even more daunting task ahead of them: Princeton (9-0, 2-0 Ivy) is currently the top-ranked team in the country and has not lost a match all season, with five sweeps among those victories.

A key to pulling off the upset will be getting in the right mindset. While No. 7 Penn has had some ups-and-downs this season, the team is coming off of a big win over conference rival Brown (5-4, 0-3 Ivy), and will look to keep that momentum going.

“Princeton’s currently ranked one in the nation, so all the pressure’s really on them, so were just having a positive mindset and we’re just working as hard as we can on the court t him a free transfer.The Costa Rica goalkeeper has struck personal terms with PSG, where he would arrive to replace Gigi Buffon after the Italian’s contract release this week.ABC says Keylor has requested Real grant him a free transfer for his serviand hanging out off the court as well,” junior Reeham Sedky said. “Now our mentality is as positive as its been at the beginning of the season so I think … we’ll definitely have a chance.”

With a lot at stake, both matches will surely be a fantastic demonstrations of the depth of talent and intensity that the men’s and women’s squash teams have to offer. The Princeton match is the first of a string of Ivcelona have expressed interest in the former Blue ahead of the January market.However, The Sun says Chelsea ensured there could yet be a future at the Bridge for Boga after inserting a clause in his Sassuolo transfer allowing them to re-sign him for y League matches that will come in the next few weeks and will decide who will be crowned this season’s conference champion.

Both teams have been preparing well and will rely upon each other and their training in the tough upcoming matches. Their ability to support each other and to leave everything out on the court will determine whether that preparation comes to fruition.

“I think the chemistry around this team has been fantastic, they’ve gelled at the right times, they’ve been able to pick each other up when others haven’t played their best and vice versa, so I’m looking forward to tomorrow night,” Lane said.

“It’s the Penn-Princeton match, I don’t think anything more needs to be said.”

Football Supplement | With all eyes on the passing game, Penn's ground game is one to watch

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Halfbacks Brian Schoenauer and Tre Solomon specialize in one thing: Title runs.

During Penn football’s Ivy League championship season in 2015, much of the attention — both from defenders on the field and spectators off of it — was focused on quarterback Alek Torgersen, who had a breakout season as a junior, and wideout Justin Watson, who as a sophomore established himself as the best receiver in the league.

The long ball is sexy, and not just in baseball. That’s why the Red and Blue aerial assault, led by “Torg” and “J-Wat,” was such a storyline last year. But the Quakers owed a huge part of their success to the ground game, which was possibly more dominant, albeit more quietly so.

Penn led the Ivy League during conference play in rushing yards (1,194), yards-per-carry (4.5, tied with Harvard) and rushing touchdowns (16) in 2015, so itrazilian has returned to training with the Reds and is being earmarked for a start in a huge upcoming game.Klopp revealed that it is the clash with Manchester United later in October that should mark Alisson’s return to the first team from a torn cal’s not a stretch to say the Quakers’ ground attack was the best in the Ancient Eight. The charge was led by two running backs who, like most of the team, had done very little in 2014.

Brian Schoenauer, coming off a sophomore campaign in which he rushed for just 206 yards on a very pedestrian 3.4 YPC, burst on the scene as a junior, leading the team with 652 yards on the ground and finishing second in the Ivy League with 5.3 YPC while finding the end zone six times in 10 games.

Tre Solomon, after suffering a season-ending knee injury that derailed a promising freshman season, managed to stay on the field as a sophomore and, like his backfield mate Schoenauer, was very effective, finishing with 535 all-purpose yards, 4.53 YPC, seven touchdowns on the ground and two more in the receiving game.

So, whereas the backfield was a huge question-mark heading into last season, the Quakers can enter the 2016 campaign with huge confidence in their ground game.

“We’ve got a pretty good situation, both guys have a ton of experience,” offensive coordinator John Reagan said. “You’ve got a senior who was really steady all of last year and has a leadership role here, and you’ve got Tre, a junior that finally is healthy and looks like the Tre we all thought he was going to be.”

In such a physical sport, having two quality running backs, as opposed to one, is huge. Both Schoenauer and Solomon appreciate the presence of the other to ease their own burden.

“It definitely does take a lot of pressure off of me, just knowing that he’s gonna be able to come in, and knowing that once he comes in the offense won’t skip a beat,” Solomon said of Schoenauer.

Schoenauer agreed.

“But at the same time,” he added, “if there’s a long run, or somebody’s got the hot hand, you have the ability to ride that, with multiple running backs.”

If the two backs are fighting for carries, it is a friendly competition that can only be beneficial to the team.

“It’s great because you always have someone who’s pushing you,” Schoenauer said. “I keep trying to raise the bar and push our expectations of what we can be and what we can do to be the most productive and reliable unit on the offense.”

With so much talent on the offense, everybody will have to make sacrifices, but that ultimately comes at the expense of the Quakers’ opponents, not the Red and Blue themselves. Far from feeling snubbed by the amount of attention given to Watson and Torgersen, the two running backs are excited about the added opportunities they will have to wrernational has struggled for form since the New Year.But Koke told Marca: “I’ve played with great players with Atletico and Spain. “You have to settle into the group bit by bit. When he was at his best, he got injured, then he returned and he get injeak havoc out of the backfield.

“I think with so much focus on J-Wat and Torg — and rightfully so — that’s gonna give us the opportunity to do something special, because teams are gonna be thinking about the talent we have at quarterback and wide receiver,” Schoenauer said. “And we’re hoping that that’s going to open up the field for us so we can make productive plays and contribute as much as we can.”

“It definitely opens up a lot of running lanes,” Solomon agreed.

Reagan has his work cut out for him, but with “work” being the task of spreading the love between two excellent runningbacks and a deadly receiving threat, he is surely the envy of the other seven Ivy League offensive coordinators.

“It is a challenge,” he said, “but it’s a good problem to have.”

And how exactly does Reagan plan to address this “problem,” to use the threat of Watson to open up space for Solomon and Schoenauer and vice-versa? Like any good coach, he prioritized keeping opposing defenses in the dark over giving the media the bold, fancy quote:

“I guess we’ll see.”

But unlike last year, there are few guessing games to be played. There are hardly any question marks for this offense on the eve of the season, especially in the running game. Brian Schoenauer and Tre Solomon are bringi his breakthrough season at Southampton.Even though it took longer than he would have liked, Gunn revealed he wouldn’t have wanted it any other way.“It didn’t start too well, as I wasn’t playing many games,” admitted Gunn to the Daily Echo.“When ng the pain.

Penn women's hoops tries to tame the Wildcats in Big 5 matchup

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It may only be January, but it’s already time for championship basketball.

In the midst of a seven-game winning streak, Penn women’s basketball has an opportunity to clinch a share of its second Big 5 title in as many years, heading to rival Villanova tonight in a battle for local supremacy.

“We’re playing good basketball right now; we’re defending well, rebounding the ball as well as we’ve done all year and getting into a better flow in Nicolas Pepe arrives at the Emirates.The Ivory Coast internatisee former teammate Harry Maguire at his old club.Maguire impressed on his debut for Manchester United in victory over Chelsea.He said, ” On the transfer market, it’s only about supply and demand. The prices can rise or fall any time. “The most imponal will complete a switch to the Gunners this week in a deal reportedly worth £72m.And former West Ham defender Fonte has talked up Pepe as a potential Premier League superstar.He told transition,” coach Mike McLaughlin said. “It’s been a good run and we still feel that we’re improving, so hopefully it’ll carry over.”

Although the Big 5 doesn’t have an official championship game, tonight’s showdown will fill the role as well as possible for a regular season affair. Currently, Penn (12-2, 2-1 Big 5), Villanova (12-7, 2-1) and Saint Joseph’s — the same teams that finished the 2014-15 Big 5 City Series in a three-way tie for first place — all boast identical marks atop the group.

Consequently, although neither of tonight’s competitors can clinch an outright Big 5 championship — a La Salle (3-16, 0-3) upset over Saint Joseph’s (9-10, 2-1) on Jan. 30 would be necessary for the Hawks to lose their share of the title — either the Quakers or Wildcats will secure their third city win, and an accompanying share of their second consecutive title, tonight.

“We look at the Big 5 schedule a little differently than the Ivy League, but any time you have chance to be on the top of something, that’s something you strive for,” said McLaughlin, who led Penn’s first-ever women’s Big 5 champions a year ago. “The players understand that the Big 5 is important, and to be in contention two years in a row is pretty special for this school.”

As if tonight’s stage wasn’t big enough, the matchupns hurling abuse at Jesse Lingard after their FA Cup win at Derby County.Lingard was targeted at Pride Park, and United have indicated they will be contacting Derby officials to see if they assist them in identifying those responsible for the appalli may have some even greater intrigue based on the recent history between these two schools.

McLaughlin’s list of career accolades is quite impressive — he owns a 2014 Ivy League Coach of the Year award, a .771 career winning percentage, and, most impressively, the title of fastest coach in NCAA women’s basketball history to reach 400 wins. But one thing he doesn’t have to his name is a win over Villanova, as the Wildcats have bested his Quakers in each of their six matchups during his tenure at Penn.

Most recently, Villanova trounced the Quakers, 70-44, in the Palestra last January, spoiling the Red and Blue’s chances at their first-ever perfect Big 5 season and leaving a still-bitter taste in the team’s mouth.

“They came in the Palestra last year and had their way with us, so it’d be great to get them,” McLaughlin said. “The rivalries are here, some of our players know their players — it’s the same way as on the men’s side — these Big 5 games are all very competitive and very important, since it’s about city pride.”

McLaughlin may have a prime opportunity to finally snap his skid, as Villanova enters tonight on a sour note following a 57-51 upset loss at the hands of Georgetown. Still, although the Wildcats have fallen to 61st in the Division I RPI — four spots below the Quakers — a certain level of respect unquestionably remains for a program that has topped the Red and Blue in each of the past 13 seasons.

“It’s a team that gives you a lot of problems,” McLaughlin said. “They control the tempo, they shoot the three really well, and they’re very well coached. We have to utilize our strengths against their strengths, and we’ll have to make shots to beat them.”

Indeed, the differing strengths between the two foes will be noteworthy, as the contrasting styles of play will make things difficult for both squads. Led by returning starter Caroline Coyer and 5-foot-6 freshman guard Adrianna Hahn, the Wildcats have dominated from beyond the arc, ranking 19th in D-I with 8.2 three-pointers per game.

But while the Wildcats may have the edge from downtown, few teams in the nation can boast a frontcourt as impressive as the Quakers’. 6-foot-3 stars Michelle Nwokedi and Sydney Stipanovich — the Ivy League’s leading rebounders, at 11.1 and 9.6 per game, respectively — anchor a defense ranked 10th in the country by allowing a measly 51.6 points per game.

“For us to be able to play a solid matchup zone against them would probably benefit us the most. They’re going to get their threes — they pass the ball around very well, and they’re a tough matchup for anyone,” McLaughlin said. “We have to start by playing inside out, because Syd and Michelle have been terrific on both ends of the floor, and that’s certainly our strength right now.”

Ultimately, with a Penn team hungry for revenge, local bragging rights for the next year up in the air and the right to back-to-back Big 5 titles yet to be decided, Philadelphia basketball fans should expect a dogfight between these two evenly matched rivals.

“We know whats at stake, but for us to be able to beat a good Villanova team, we’re going to have to be really good ourselves,” McLaughlin said. “We’ll be prepared, and hopefully we’ll have the opportunity to pull out a win.”

Penn softball wins three of four to keep pace in South Division hunt

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It wasn’t exactly an easy weekend, but Penn softball found a way to get the job done.

The Red and Blue claimed three of their four weekend games against Cornell, winning in comeback fashion in their final game on Sunday to keep pace with the rest of the Ivy League South Division.

In the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader, the Quakers (16-15, 7-5 Ivy) provided senior starting pitcher Alexis Borden with plenty of run support, as the team jumped out to a three-run lead early in the first inning. Borden allowed only two earned runs in five innings of work, and became just the sixth pitcher in Ivy League history to record their 600th career strikeout, doing so in the second inning.

An extra run in the fourth followed by eight runs in the fifth helped seal the quick 12-2 victory for the Quakers.

Penn once again scored three runs in the opening inning of Saturday’s second game, this time thanks to senior Sydney Turchin’s steal of home and freshman Jurie Joyner’s two-run home run. In the bottom of the frame, Cornell (9-18, 3-9) answered with three runs of its own, in part due to two errors committed by the Red and Blue.

Despite giving up the three early runs, sophomore pitcher Alexis Sargent stranded t in victory over Southampton.Bowen marked his full debut with a goal in the 3-1 win.Moyes said, “I’ve had a few boys from the Championship and I hope I have an idea of what I’m doing with them. We had a couple of tough games and today he’s come in anhree Big Red runners in scoring position throughout the afternoon, while the Quakers took the lead back again in the top of the second off of a run batted in by Turchin. Although Cornell tied the game once again in the bottom of the inning, two runs in the fourth and a two-run single by junior Korinne Raby in the fifth were enough to see the Quakers through to an 8-4 victory.

“Especially on the road, every single game is important and I was pleased to see the team fight back, even when we had some mental lapses,” coach Leslie King said. “Taking at least three of four games is always important, and I was pleased to see how well we were performing early on.”

Errors were the story of the first game of Sunday’s doubleheader and, unfortunately for the Quakers, the team recorded the same number of errors as hits in its 6-2 loss. Cornell scored five runs — three of which were unearned — in the first two innings and never looked back.

A solo home run by junior Lauren Li and an RBI groundout by junior Kanani Datan weren’t enough for the Quakers to overcome their five errors.

“We weren’t communicating nearly as well as we should have in the game, and I think we were definitely back on our heels a little bit, waiting for [each] other to make a play,” King said. “We just weren’t aggressive enough and that’s very uncharacteristic of us.

“[But] I think it’s something that we corrected very quickly in the next game.”

In the final contest of the weekend, the Big Red jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first, before the Quakers retook the lead in the top of the third off of a two-run triple by Li. Penn extended it to 3-1 an inning later off a triple by Datan.

The Quakers lead would be short-lived, however, as Cornell put up five runs in the bottom of the fifth against Borden, leaving Penn trailing for the second time. But it was Li who once again answered for the Red and Blue’s offense, singling with two outs in the top of the sixth to drive in two more runs, cutting the margin to 6-5.

Joyner then erased the deficit completely with her second two-run home run of the weekend, putting the Quakers back on top, 7-6. After coming into pitch with two outs in the fifth inning, Li allowed Cornell just one hit in the final two and one-third innings, securing the Quakers third victory of the weekend.

“I think the whole team responded really well mentally to the early game, and I think we showed how tough we can be as a team,” Li said. “It was so crucial to take three of these four games because of how tough the competition is in the South Division, but I think we showed that we are mentally tough enough to go out anand.Xavi has taken his first steps into management with Al Sadd in Qatar, the club he spent his final four years with as a player.He told Sky Sports: “I don’t hide it, my goal is to return to Europe and return to Barca, it is my challenge ahead, but d compete against any team opions League win over Liverpool.Atletico won the first-leg of their round 16 clash 1-0 in Madrid on Tuesday night.Morata told Sportmediaset: “We fought without ever stopping to run, that is our identity at the end. “The challenge tonight? We are a unn any day.”

The team gets right back to work with a midweek game against Drexel on Wednesday, followed by a crucial divisional four-game set against Princeton at home next weekend.

Penn men's soccer trumps defending Ivy champ Cornell

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The tables have turned.

Coming off of a win against Drexel that snapped a six-game losing streak, Penn surprised 2012 Ivy champion Cornell at Rhodes Field, 1-0.

The Quakers (4-6, 1-0 Ivy) have already won more games than they racked up all of last season, when they went just 3-13 overall. The win marked Penn’s first clean sheet in Ivy play since 2010.

And defending Is he believes he should be playing regularly for Manchester United.Henderson, on loan at Sheffield United, was an essential part of the defence on which their incredible automatic promotion campaign was built.”It sounds unbelievable,” Henderson, 22, vy champion Cornell (6-2-2, 0-1) learned this weekend that Penn is not the same team it was a year ago.

“They really kind of are a team that plays to one of our weaknesses … and I thought our guys stood tall and dealt with it really well and deserved to win,” coach Rudy Fuller said.

The match lasted for 80 minutes without a score — both the Red and Blue and the Big Red had many opportunities, yet none proved successful.

In the 81st minute, off of a corner kick from junior captain Duke Lacroix, senior defender Jonny Dolezal posted the only goal of the match and his first of the season.

“It’s great and the guy that got it — Jonny Dolezal — you can’t say enough about that kid,” Fuller said. “He’s a warrior. He’s a captain. He is one of the hardest working guys on our team.”

For the entire game, Cornell outshot Penn, 14-7, but Quakers goalie Max Polkinhorne stood tall in the net, securing his second clean sheet of 2013 and his first ever in Ivy play.

“It’s a dead heat with him and [senior goalkeeper Tyler Kinn],” Fuller said. “We feel very comfortable with either one of them in goal, and I think you will see that in the remainder of the season — you might see Max, you might see Tyler depending on form, health, whatever.

“It was simply a case of … he got his shot against Drexel and we won the game so we wanted to ride that momentum.”

However, Polkinhorne wasn’t the only change in the Red and Blue lineup.

“There are a number of guys that weren’t regular starters,” Fuller said. “Mariano Gonzalez, Alex Reddy, Kamar Saint-Louis, Matt Poplawski … got a start tonight because of how well they did Wednesday.”

“You can relyan signing Jonjoe Kenny still sees his future at Everton.Kenny has moved to Germany on a season-long loan.”It was a big decision but Schalke is a massive club and an opportunity I could not turn down,” said Kenny.”I think I will go there and learn a on almost anyone on the team to come in and play their part, and I think that is really important going forward,” Dolezal said.

One of the regulars, senior forward Stephen Baker, had several chances to put the Quakers on the board early in the game, but he couldn’t finish the job.

As the second half progressed, the Red and Blue began to find their stride, keeping the ball on Cornell’s side and making the Big Red defenders work hard to keep them from putting points on the board.

“Well I think it is really difficult for a team to play the way they play for 90 minutes,” Fuller said. “The first half was very difficult. They were fully juiced. They were putting balls in our box, making us defend really difficult plays.

“But the way they press, the way they attack you with speed, we knew that at some point the game was goinat Chelsea.Mourinho heads to former club Chelsea for their Prem showdown this lunchtime insisting he has already knows how the hosts will line up.Blues boss Lampard went with three at the back when they won 2-0 at Spurs in December.Mourinho, when askg to slow down.”

After losing multiple games this season by allowing late goals, Penn finally got to experience what it feels like to be clutch. Dolezal’s late goal was just what the Quakers needed to shut down Cornell and notch their first Ivy victory.

“It’s a great feeling. Usually we’ve been letting up goals late in the game and on the losing end, but it’s finally good to be on the winning side of things,” Dolezal said.

Penn men’s soccer surprised a lot of people on Saturday. But surprise isn’t consistency. Fans will find out how threatening a competitor the Quakers will be in Ivy play next Saturday at Columbia.SEE ALSO

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

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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.

M. Hoops assistant introduced as next Howard coach

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WASHINGTON — After 16 years of waiting, Gil Jackson finally got what he has “wanted for a long, long time.”The former Penn assistant was officially introduced as the head coach of Howard University on Monday, and immediately proclaimed his happiness at taking over the reins of one of the nation’s most prestigious historically black colleges.”It’s like a dream come true for me to be the head coach at Howard University,” he said. “Howard is just such an outstanding academic institution, with the whole community of Howard and the pride that’s associated with attending Howard.”Jackson came to Penn in 1989 as Quakers head coach Fran Dunphy’s first hire, and Howard president H. Patrick Swygert noted Jackson’s experience at a top academic institution as one of the main reasons for bringing him to Washington.”He comes from a program marked by both athletic success and academic success,” Swygert said. “They have managed to make real the motto of clean and competitive and they’ve done a very, very fine job of it, due in no small part to coach Jackson’s skill, his integrity and his leadership.”Jackson inherits a program which has long been out of the spotlight in the nation’s capital. The Bison have not won a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference regular season or tournament championship in 13 years. Previous head cnder Branislav Ivanovic says Chelsea needs Roman Abramovich back at the club.Blues owner Abramovich has been staying away from Stamford Bridge due to a visa dispute with the UK government.The Serb said, “This is a new Chelsea team. The club did not hoach Frankie Allen was fired after compiling a 52-83 record after five seasons at Burr Gymnasium. That included a 17-game losing streak at the end of this past season. Prior to Allen’s arrival, Howard had won only three games in the previous two seasons combined.”Like all families, from time to time we can be difficult and quarrelsome,” Swygert said. “I am absolutely convinced that we’ve got it right this time, the right person at the right time, and he’s going to make real all of our hopes and aspirations for this program.”Jackson spoke at length about his philosophies of basketball, saying that he would emphasize teamwork and defense.”I tell teams early on that you’re asked the two questions that destroy basketball teams by everybody you know,” he said “They ask you do you start, and how many points have you scored? That destroys basketball-they never ask you how you play.”When asked to compare the recruiting processes at Howard and Penn, Jackson said that there were a few similarities, such as the urban settings and the emphasis on academics.”But at that point, they branch off and are quite different,” he said. “They are strong in their own right.”Jackson emphasized that he would focus on the present instead of the past when instructing his new players.”I won’t be down here talking about the University of Pennsylvania,” he said. “I loved that time at Penn, and Penn was a great 16 years. But this is a different challenge, and that’s what I want to be about.”Nonetheless, current Penn assistant Dave Duke was here for the introduction, offering support for his longtime friend.”It’ll be a major adjustment for sure,” Duke said. “We’re used to what his responsibilities are, we’re used to dividing uver, Van de Beek feels that talk of his imminent departure is being exaggerated.”Of course there is interest [from Real Madrid], but people are being too hasty”, Van de Beek told FOX Sports.The midfielder made the comments ahead of Ajax’s Eredivisie p certain things recruiting and on campus and we’ll just have to find another way to do that.”As for potential candidates to replace Jackson, Duke said “that would be Fran’s call,” but he added that Dunphy “may look at a Penn alum — there’s a chance that Matt Langel could move up.”Although other former Penn assistants have made regular appearances at the Palestra, Jackson said that he would not be bringing his team north to take on the Quakers because he wanted to be sure of maintaining cordial relations with his former employer.”I want to keep the lines of communication open, I don’t want to cloud anything with competing against Penn,” he said. “We have a special relationship and it’s always hard to play against Lafayette, you know? I don’t need that.”Lafayette is coached by Fran O’Hanlon, who was an assistant coach at Penn from 1989-95.But his days around the Big 5 may not have come to an end just yet, however. Jackson did express a willingness to play agaiender Toni Borevkovic is attracting Premier League interest.A Bola says Newcastle are keen on Croatia under-21 defender Borevkovic.The 22-year-old has impressed for Portuguese side Rio Ave this season and the Magpies are one of a few teams reportedlynst other Philadelphia teams, specifically mentioning La Salle and Saint Joseph’s.

Austin directing Palestra documentary

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Mikaelyn Austin may have moved on from the Penn women’s basketball team, but her heart has not.

The San Diego native and Fine Arts major has been spending the last few months researching and writing a documentary film on the history and traditions of the Palestra, where she spent four years roaming the court in a Quakers jersey.

“This is really like the birthchild of my love for the Palestra and my love for film,” Austin said in an interview yesterday. “It’s a part of my life where I’m looking for something to do, and searching for something that is worthwhile and interesting, and it’s something that ought to be done, in my opinion.”

Austin admits that it is somewhat surprising that she has come to love this Philadelphia landmark.

“I had never heard of the Palestra before I came here,” she said. “But it didn’t take long at all, to be sure.”

Austin told a story which she learned from former Penn coach Kelly Greenberg, now the head coach at Boston University, about former Quakers hoops star Dave Wohl.

According to Austin, at one point during his freshman year, Wohl, who had been a standout football player in high school, “decided to play pick-up [basketball], and they told him to go over to the Palestra. So not knowing what it was, he walked in there, took one look and said, ‘This is what I want to do.'”

Austin, who went on to finish fourth all-time in three-point shooting for the Quakers, later found out that Greenberg told that story to all of her recruits, in order to teach them about the building they would soon call home.

“It was a really cool story nonetheless,” Austin said.

Indeed, after only four years in Philadelphia, Austin has come to clearly grasp just what it is that makes the arena so special.

“It’s like a sixth sense — it’s not so much a familiar smell, or a familiar look, it’s just an emotion,” she said. “It’s like a living time capsule — you walk in, you feel like you’re standing next to people who played there in the inaugural game in 1927. It’s something that I’ve never felt in any other building.”

Austin noted that the Palestra’s small capacity compared to more modern arenas is an asset when it comes to generating atmosphere.

“You walk into a stadium anywhere, a multi-million dollar stadium, and you’re sitting there, and you’re looking at the players, and they look more like ants than basketball players. … You can’t feel basketball unless you’re lucky and privileged enough to have $500 to sit really close,” she said. At the Palestra, “you can feel basketball even if you’re up in the far northeast corner.”

For all of her passion, though, it has not been easy to get the project off the ground. While Austin has been able to talk to many people with deep connections to the Palestra and the Big 5 — including Penn athletic director Steve Bilsky, Palestra Pandemonium author Robert Lyons and current Philadelphia Phillies and Eagles public address announcer Dan Baker — funding to buy the equipment necessary to make the movie has been hard to come by.

“I couldn’t honestly tell you where the money’s going to come from, but I can tell you that it’s got to come from somewhere in order for it to y in the Carabao Cup second-round with a 3-1 victory at Turf Moor.Clarets boss Sean Dyche was ultimately punished for making 10 changes to his side, which included a debut for Chelsea loanee Danny Drinkwater.Jay Rodriguez gave the Premier League clubreally happen like it should,” Austin said.

“It’s going to happen somehow or other by next May,” she added, saying that hef Cristiano Ronaldo.Ronaldo left Madrid for Juventus over a year ago – and Calderon says the club is yet to recover.He told AS: “He should never have left, it’s amazing that he was let go. “It’s impossible to do without such a player. 60 goals per ser goal was to have the movie done by final exams next semester in order to hold a viewing of the film while students are still on campus. “So that I can have a viewing of it in the Palestra and invite people on campus to come and fill the building to watch it.”

Austin set up a Web site, www.palestradocumentary.com., where she has posted information about the movie as well as a short introductory trailer.

She also put out something of a “help wanted” ad through the Kelly Writers House. Through that, she has gotten in touch with a number of people who have offered to help.

Chief among them are Greg and Gavin O’Connor at Solaris Entertainment. The O’Connors, both of whom graduated from Penn, recently directed the blockbuster movie Miracle about the 1980 gold medal-winning United States Olympic ice hockey team. Solaris is helping with the production elements of the documentary.

“Getting somebody to help the post-production side is easier than pre-production, because [the latter] is actually something that people can look at and stick their name on” when it comes to giving help, Austin said. “I’m working really hard, talking to lots of different people to get something done.”

That work is fueled by still-fresh memories of two Ivy League championships and countless other great moments on the Palestra’s floor. If the film does come to frui NHS staff free accommodation at the Millennium Hotel during the fight against coronavirus.The Blues are making the Millennium Hotel at Stamford Bridge available to hospital staff who are tirelessly working around the clock during this coronavirus crtion, it will likely be a fitting tribute to the experiences of many more people than just Austin herself.

“It’s just a place where player, fan, coach, fanatic — all of it is just one,” she said. “It’s not the players play, and the fans watch, and the coaches coach and the refs ref. Everybody is just one entity, and everybody’s a part of the building and a part of each other’s experience.”

Women's Swimming cruises by competition

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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.”

ted amount of trophies this season.Kicking off wit

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Mets general manager Sandy Alderson told ESPN.com Thursday that is does not have much confidence in incumbent closer , who has been dealing with elbow issues in the offseason. “Coming out of last season, looking with what Frankie has been dealing with in the offseason as far as his elbow is concerned, I don’t know that we could have a lot of confidence in where we are,” he said when asked about the team’s bullpen situation. “But to answer your question — not terribly comfortable,” Alderson said. “But I hope that Frankie over the next few weeks does something to dispel that discomfort.” Francisco isrged Richarlison to match Cristiano Ronaing addition is bolts around the neck, inspired by Roman god of the sky Jupiter.“Roman mythology and its influence on Roman identity played a huge part in the concept,” Pete Hoppins, Nike Football Apparel Senior Design Director, told the club’s offldo’s consistency to become a world-class forward.Ancelotti hailed the Brazil ace after he scored a fine strike to put Everton back in control of their clash with Crystal Palace on Saturday.He said: “I enjoye expected to be ready for the start of spring training after undergoing surgery in Deceiker has began the Premier League season with a flourish.Barnes is among those who are being assessed by England coaches and Southgate, per the Daily Mail.It is unclear if he will get a call-up for their coming qualifiers, or future squads.Barnes hasmber to remove bone spurs from his right elbow. Alderson mentioned as a possible option to compete with Francisco.

Phillies’ Amaro has faith in Delmon Young: ‘He’s not an anti Semite’

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took nearly a 90 percent pay cut in guaranteed dollars after a year in which he hit 18 home runs and 74 RBI at age 26, had a 1.000-plus OPS in both the ALCS and World Series and won the ALCS MVP.

And he may be lucky to get what he got.

No, it’s not mostly because he is disliked by the statistics crowd for his extremely low 0.6 lifetime WAR (and worse -1.2 this past season). The real issue is an incident in New York early last season that led to him pleading guilty to aggravated assault in a hate crime.

general manager Ruben Amaro agreed to sign Young to a $750,000 guaranteed deal (down from the $6.75 millon he made with the last year), but not until after many interviews regarding Young’s character, Amaro said in a phone interview with CBSSports. Amaro Lampard has shrugged off claims from Jason Cundy.Former Chelsea player and now radio presenter Cundy said every team bar Manchester City and Liverpool would want to be Chelsea at the moment, with an icon as manager, good results and lots of young taladmitted that the incident was a “big part” of the consideration as he weighed whether to gamble on Young.

Amaro said he talked to rabbis from Philadelphia and Detroit (the Detroit rabbi knows Young well, according to Amaro), the Philadelphia Anti Defamation League and Young himself before giving the player a chance.

“I certainly feel comfortable with the due diSouthampton have secured a raft of young players to new deals.Nathan Tella, Dan N’Lundulu, Oludare Olufunwa and Kieran Freeman have all put pen to paper on fresh terms at the club.Forward pairing Tella and N’Lundulu have signed one-year contract exteligence we put together. But it’s really up to Delmon to prove us right,” Amaro said.

Amaro was a particularly interesting GM to make this decision, given his own background.

“I’m part Jewish, so it’s a concern to me,” said Amaro, a 2009 inductee into the Philadelphia Jewish Hall of Fame whose mother is Jewish.

Ultimately, Amaro concluded that Young shouldn’t be kept from employment with them based on one incident, no matter how ugly. Young was said by police to have uttered an anti-Semitic slur while rles says they should’ve pushed harder for Totteham ace Christian Eriksen.United legend Scholes admits he would have loved the Dane to join his former club.”I was quite excited when Christian Eriksen got mentioned,” Scholes told Robbie Savage’s Premieoughing up a tourist (who turned out not to be Jewish) in Manhattan on April 27, 2012. Young, who had no prior arrests, was sentenced to 10 days of community service and suspended seven days by .

“He’s not an anti-Semite. He made a mistake,” Amaro said. “Hopefully, he can move on from that.”

Amaro pointed out that Young’s two agents, Arn Tellem and Joel Wolfe, are Jewish. But the key for Amaro was a meeting with Young a few weeks back. Amaro said it was a “very long” meeting.

“I got a good feel for the player,” Amaro said.

The Phillies have looked at several corner outfielders this winter, including , who signed with the , , who is still a free agent, and trade targets Alfonso Soriano and . Young gives them a proven run producer at the right price (he reportedly can make $3.5 million if he hits his incentives).

Young allows the Phillies to stay under the luxury tax threshold (they finished last year a few hundred thousand below that limit). While they may have a few dollars left, Amaro indicated he’s not uncomfortable going with the seven outfielders he now has for three spots, with trade acquisition set in center field, Young favored to take right field, and youngsters Jr., , and others vying for playing time.

Amaro said their reports suggest Young will do better in right field than left, where he struggled mightily the past two years with Detroit, contributing to his awful WAR numbers. The Phillies see Young improving since there’s no DH option for them.

“We’re hopeful he can come back and be much better defensively than he was the last couple years,” Amaro said.

Young also had an ankle procedure that should help his range, though Amaro admitted it may mean he won’t be ready for Opening Day.

“We’re not going to rush him,” Amaro said.

The expectation, though, is that Young will do enough to be the team’s right fielder, and there’s hope he could even fill the spot of the righthanded-hitting No. 5 hitter they’ve been seeking. Amaro pointed out he filled such a role for the AL champion Tigers. Young, still only 27, had 112 RBI in 2010 for the .

Young filled his role best in the postseason, and three more postseason homers made it a Tigers career record eight for him. He had 1.186 OPS in the ALCS to win the MVP award, then a 1.043 OPS in the World Series.

Amaro see the Phillies marriage as one that can be “mutually beneficial.”

In more ways than one, Young certainly has a lot to prove.

Just because: Cool Mets magazine cover from 1969

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Courtesy of Alex Belth and comes this classic rendering of the 1969 Miracle …

The ’69 Mets, of course, barged to 100 wins aChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori has enjoyed winding up teammate Kurt Zouma.Tomori had his team-mates in stitches at the Chelsea training ground on Thursday morning as he mimicked his team-mate Kurt Zouma, says the— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) ChelseaFC/status/1192402164997640192?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>November 7, 2019nd the title despite the season before finishing Burnley boss Sean Dyche says he’ll be holding season debriefs with his players.The Clarets recovered from a poor start to the season to finish comfortably away from the dropzone.Dyche told the Lancashire Evening Telegraph: “I think you first want to ninth in the 10-team National League. A fitting tribute, that.

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Red Sox legend Johnny Pesky dies at 92

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Former Red Sox infielder and manager Johnny Pesky has died at the age of 92.Pesky, who missed three seasons due to his service in World War II, played 10 years in the big leagues, eight of those with the Red Sox before finishing his career with the Tigers and Senators. He finished his career a .307/.394/.386 hitter with 1,455 hits.Pesky managed the Red Sox in 1963 and 1964 and again served as the team’s interim manager for five games in 1980.The right field foul pole at Fenway Park is known as Pesky’s Pole, named after the left-handed hitting Pesky. The legend is that the name stems from a game in 1948 when Pesky hit a game-winning home run just around the short porch in right field at Fenway. Pesky had just 17 home runs in his 4.745 at-bats in the big leagues. Pesky’s No. 6 was retired by the team in 2008.

Members of the Red Sox front office have offered up the following statements:

“We have lost a dear and beloved friend,” said owner John Henry. “Johnny was happiest when wearing the Red Sox uniform. He was able to do that for 61 wonderful years. He carried his passion for the Sox, for Fenway Park, and for baseball everywhere he went, and he was beloved in return. We will miss him. We share the sadness that his family and legions of friends are all feeling.”

“Johnny was one of the wonderful links to 70 years of Red Sox history,” said chairman Tom Werner. “He was the grandfather of the Red Sox. He was as loving and kind a gentleman as one could imagine. His stories were delightful, and his love of Ted Williams and his teammates s 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 afhone through in virtually every conversation. We know that those stories, and his spirit, will continue to live on at Fenway Park. We extend our sympathies to his son, David, his daughter-in-law Alison, and all of the members of the Pesky family.”

“Johnny Pesky will forever be linked to the Boston Red Sox,” said president and CEO Larry Lucchino. “He has been as much a part of Fenway Park as his retired Number 6 that rests on the right-field façade, or the foul pole below it that bears his name. But beyond these physical testaments, Johnny will be remembered most for his warmth, kindness, and loyalty. It was through his countless friendships that Johnny made his greatest impact on us, and we will miss him dearly. His was a life well-lived.”

commissioner Bud Selig has issued the following statement:

“The national pastime has lost one of its greatest ambassadors today. Johnny Pesky, who led a great American life, was an embodiment of loyalty and goodwill for the Boston Red Sox and all of Major League Baseball. A part of the Greatest Generation and forever one of ‘The Teammates,’ Johnny was a wonderful player who excelled alongside his dear friends Ted Williams, Boerpool’s sale of Allan Rodrigues de Souza to Atletico Mineiro has been revealed.The Liverpool Echo says Liverpool have confirmed the departure of Allan – making a profit of more than £2.5million on a player who was unable to ever make an appearance bby Doerr and Dom DiMaggio. Just as importantly, Johnny touched the hearts of hundreds of Red Sox players and its legion of fans around the world.”

“I am deeply saddened by the loss of this special man, whose number six will be a part of Fenwating director Monchi is delighted working with coach Julen Lopetegui.Sevilla has been a surprise packet so far this season.Monchi told Marca: “There are always doubts until you really know the coach. Julen has presently surprised me. Everyone told mey Park forever. I extend my deepest condolences to Johnny’s family, his many friends throughout the game and all the fans of the Boston Red Sox.”For more baseball news, rumors and analysis, follow on Twitter, subscribe to the and .