Serie A: Struggling Napoli shock Sarri’s Juventus

first_img Read Also: West Ham bid for Roma midfielder Steven Nzonzi But Lazio pulled level eight minutes later after a Pau Lopez shocker, with the Roma goalkeeper unable to clear an aerial shot and a mix-up with Chris Smalling allowing Francesco Acerbi to tap in. Paulo Fonseca’s side remain fourth, one point ahead of Atalanta, who thrashed Torino 7-0 on Saturday. Lazio have a game in hand to be played in February against Hellas Verona. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Martinez’s frustration mirrored that of his team, who have now been held to three consecutive 1-1 draws and taken 11 points from their last seven league games. Inter made a promising start with Ashley Young having an immediate impact on his debut after arriving from Manchester United, providing the cross which allowed Martinez to head in after half an hour. Inter’s Lautaro Martinez risks missing the Milan derby after receiving a red card in the Cagliari draw Piotr Zielinski and Lorenzo Insigne scored in the second half as struggling Napoli shocked champions Juventus 2-1 to spoil coach Maurizio Sarri’s return to the Stadio San Paolo on Sunday. Sarri had not been back to Naples since being sacked in May 2018 after three successful campaigns, and before moving to Chelsea. Napoli won for the first time since December 22 with victory over Cristiano Ronaldo’s Juventus This season he has taken over eight-time reigning champions Juve, a move seen as a betrayal by his former team, the two-time Serie A runners-up. Juve missed the chance to open up a six-point lead on Inter Milan at the top of the table, after Antonio Conte’s side were earlier held 1-1 by Cagliari, their third consecutive draw. Inter are three points behind Juve with Lazio a further two points adrift in third after city rivals Roma ended Simone Inzaghi’s side’s 11-match winning streak. “It is pleasant and exciting to go back,” said Sarri despite the whistles and insulting banners of his former fans, reserving his criticism for his “under-par, mentally bland” team. “We lost a match against an opponent who had done the minimum to win,” he added. “We were passive throughout the game, always halfway between pressure and waiting, we made mistakes.” In Naples, Zielinski broke the deadlock after 63 minutes finishing off a rebound after Insigne was denied by Juve goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny. Insigne volleyed in a second after 86 minutes to an explosion of joy among the crowd. Cristiano Ronaldo pulled a goal back as the game headed into injury time for his 13th goal in nine consecutive games in all competitions. The visitors pushed for the equaliser but Alex Meret smothered Gonzalo Higuain’s goal-bound effort, as Juve crashed to just their second defeat of the season. Napoli move up to tenth place, 12 points off the Champions League places after ending a run of three consecutive defeats. “It’s a victory for the whole of Naples,” said Insigne after his team’s first home win in the league since October 19. – Boiling point – In the San Siro, Radja Nainggolan claimed the equaliser for Cagliari against his parent club Inter. Tensions reached boiling point as Inter’s goalscorer Lautaro Martinez was sent off in injury time for arguing with the referee. The Argentinian reacted with fury, shouting and repeatedly punching the plexiglass at the side of the pitch, as he was led away by his teammates. AS Roma’s Bosnian forward Edin Dzeko scored his 99th goal for the clubcenter_img Loading… Promoted Content8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical6 Of The Best 90s Shows That Need To Come Back ASAPThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without RechargingWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top15 Extremely Surprising Facts About Disney PrincessesWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Top 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World But the hosts failed to build on the momentum and the Sardinians stayed in the match until Nainggolan’s deflected long-range equaliser on 78 minutes. Tensions were already high when Martinez went down in a challenge and earned a yellow card for a comment to the referee, promptly earning a straight red for then shouting at the official. The game ended in chaos with Conte arguing with match officials, before storming off. “The draw certainly wasn’t down to the referee, we only complained because he didn’t blow for fouls on our forwards,” said captain Samir Handanovic. “Something is definitely missing from the team because we keep conceding second half goals, and don’t kill games off when we have the chance.” Martinez, who has scored 11 league goal this season, now risks missing the Milan derby on February 9 due to a suspension. Cagliari, in sixth, occupy the final Europa League berth, despite taking just three points from their last seven games. – Roma stall Lazio – Lazio failed to take second place from Inter after Roma ended their club record winning streak, with both goals the result of goalkeeping errors. Roma’s early dominance paid off after 26 minutes when Lazio goalkeeper Thomas Straskosha misjudged Bryan Cristante’s long ball for Dzeko, with the Bosnia forward anticipating the goalkeeper’s rush, nodding the ball in with the back on his head.last_img read more

Study Indicates Number of Infected with Coronavirus off by Hundreds of Thousands in LA

first_imgThe Los Angeles Times is reporting that hundreds of thousands of Los Angeles County residents may have been infected with the coronavirus by early April, far outpacing the number of officially confirmed cases, according to a report released Monday.The initial results from the first large-scale study tracking the spread of the coronavirus in the county found that 4.1% of adults have antibodies to the virus in their blood, an indication of past exposure. That translates to roughly 221,000 to 442,000 adults who have recovered from an infection, according to the researchers conducting the study. The county had reported fewer than 8,000 cases at that time. The findings also suggest the fatality rate may be much lower than previously thought. This discrepancy also means that the U.S. could be inching closer to herd immunity which is when most of a population is immune to an infectious disease because they’ve had it. Usually 70% to 90% of a population needs immunity to achieve herd immunity which absent a vaccine, would be key to a return to normal life. The early results from L.A. County come three days after Stanford researchers reported that the coronavirus appears to have circulated much more widely in Santa Clara County than previously thought.Though the county had reported roughly 1,000 cases in early April, the Stanford researchers estimate the actual number was 48,000 to 81,000.The findings indicate that a significant portion of those carrying the virus apparently don’t show no symptoms at all, and therefore are unknowingly infecting others.Dr. Deborah Birx, the coordinator of President Trump’s coronavirus task force, said during the White House briefing that the USC results underscore “concern about asymptomatic spread” because it is harder to trace.“This has been the fundamental question to begin with,” she said, emphasizing the importance of treating the disease as “highly contagious.”The news out of Los Angeles is in line with the exclusive reporting 850WFTL did last month on the true number of exposures to COVID-19 and when infections really began.Infectious diseases expert Dr. Aileen Marty from FIU in Miami told Jen and Bill on March 16th, that the novel coronavirus numbers in the U.S. are wrong today because the disease has been here infecting us for months. Therefore, she says the number of confirmed cases and deaths in America and are too low. Dr. Marty believes infections in the U.S. began in January 2020. Click here for more on 850 WFTL’s reporting from March 16th.last_img read more

ICC World Cup India vs New Zealand Dream 11 prediction: Grab your chance to become millionaire

first_imgNew Delhi: India vs New Zealand Dream 11 prediction: The lengthy league stage of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 is over and it has now come down to just four teams – India, Australia, England and New Zealand. Two of them – India and New Zealand will lock horns at Emirates Old Trafford in Manchester to book a place in the final on Tuesday and this could be your chance to become a millionaire. If you have been trying your luck in the fantasy league Dream 11 but failed to get that right combination that might have help you win lakhs. Don’t worry because we know this your chance (mine as well :P) to become the millionaire and for that we have selected two best combination of India vs New Zealand Dream 11 fantasy league team. Take a look and try your luck and if you win, do let us know and share that New Nation team combination worked for actually you.India (IND) vs New Zealand (NZ) Dream 11 team combination I: If India bat firstWicket-keepers: T Latham, R Pant Batsman: Virat Kohli (Captain), Rohit Sharma, Kane Williamson (Vice-captain)All-rounders: J Neesham, Hardik Pandya, R JadejaBowlers: J Bumrah, L Ferguson, B KumarIndia (IND) vs New Zealand (NZ) Dream 11 team combination II: If New Zealand bat firstWicket-keepers: M Dhoni, R PantBatsman: L Rahul, Virat Kohli (Vice Captain), M Guptil (Captain), K Williamson, R TaylorAll-rounders: H PandyaBowlers: J Bumrah, L Ferguson, Kuldeep Yadav For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Semester in Review: Badgers go into the break

first_imgBRYAN FAUST & GREGORY DIXON/Herald photosFOOTBALLBret Bielema’s rookie season can’t get much better.Well, a win at the Capital One Bowl on New Year’s Day would do the trick.But regardless of the outcome in Orlando, the Badgers can take pride in producing one of the greatest seasons in the history of the program.The 2006 Wisconsin football team, without the benefit of a bowl game just yet, has already posted UW’s highest win total in any individual season ever, with an astounding 11-1 record nobody thought possible five months ago.Why were the Badgers written off before the season began? Consider:An offense with just three returning starters. John Stocco became one of the elite quarterbacks in the Big Ten, P.J. Hill was a more-than-pleasant surprise as a freshman tailback and Joe Thomas was simply the best lineman in all of college football, as affirmed by his recent capture of the Outland Trophy.A defense without any top stars. Mike Hankwitz’s unit was the strong point coming out of fall camps, to be sure. But there didn’t seem to be one guy that stepped up as the rock of the defense. Perhaps that was just the thing UW’s defense needed, as steady contributors Jonathan Casillas, Jason Chapman, Jack Ikegwuonu, Joe Stellmacher, Mark Zalewski and others helped Wisconsin’s defense.Can you say: rookie coach? Bret Bielema can’t. Not only did Bielema coach like a seasoned veteran; he acted as such off the field, saying all the right things and emerging as the fearless leader of the Wisconsin team that supposedly “overachieved” in 2006.The No. 6 AP ranking and a trip to a New Year’s Day bowl? Doesn’t get much better.-Aaron BrennerVOLLEYBALLEven though Wisconsin’s volleyball team posted another successful season, finishing with a 26-7 record, it ended in postseason disappointment yet again.Wisconsin tipped off the season by hosting the AVCA Volleyball Showcase, hosting fellow top-ranked teams Washington, Texas and Ohio. And while the Badgers dropped their first game to the Longhorns, freshman outside hitter Brittney Dolgner had her coming-out party in a five-game match against the Ohio Bobcats by posting a team-high 13 kills in game two.Dolgner would continue to pace the Badgers all season long, leading the team with 4.12 kills per game en route to being named to the All-Big Ten team, the first freshman in Wisconsin school history to do so.Senior floor captain and outside hitter Maria Carlini suffered a foot injury early in the Big Ten season, causing Wisconsin to cough up a two-game lead to Ohio State on the road.The Badgers soon found their stride, however, and it was evident when the No. 2 Penn State Nittany Lions came to the Field House on October 27. Not only did Wisconsin beat Penn State for the first time since 2003, but it did so in a commanding sweep.Wisconsin headed into the postseason having won nine of its last 10 matches and hoped to improve upon its Elite Eight finishes of the previous three years.The tenth-seeded Badgers swept through the first round, but were then paired against the team they played to start the season, the Texas Longhorns. This time playing at Texas, Wisconsin’s season ended just like it started — swept by the Longhorns.-Michael PoppyMEN’S SOCCERLike many unfortunate men, the Wisconsin men’s soccer team (9-8-2, 3-3-1 Big Ten) climaxed much too early this past season. After starting off warm with a 3-3 record in the beginning of the year, the Badgers turned up the heat and went on a six-game unbeaten streak, rising to the top of the Big Ten in the process and securing a No. 22 national ranking.Unfortunately, the Badgers dropped their last four games, including a match to Indiana that would have given Wisconsin the Big Ten title. Following its 1-0 loss to Michigan in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament, Wisconsin did not receive an NCAA bid and its 2006 campaign came to an abrupt end.On the bright side, the Badgers did come — albeit not long enough — to play this season. Senior Jake Settle started in all 19 matches between the posts and tallied eight shutouts and 61 saves. For his efforts, Settle earned the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week honor three separate times and was named to the all-conference second team. Also starting in every match were core senior defenders Hamid Afsari and Aaron Hohlbein.While Afsari made the College Soccer News National Team of the week back in October, Hohlbein took home a slew of awards at the end of the year. After first receiving a unanimous first-team selection for the Big Ten all-conference squad, Hohlbein was then named a third-team NSCAA All-American. The dynamic defender now looks forward to a possible selection in the 2007 MLS SuperDraft.In addition to Settle and Hohlbein, three other players on head coach Jeff Rohrman’s squad received all-conference honors at seasons end — Victor Diaz earned second-team honors while Eric Conklin and Pablo Delgado were each named to the all-freshman squad.Despite losing eight seniors, the Badgers now look forward to the spring season.-Matthew KrejcarekWOMEN’S SOCCERThe Wisconsin’s women’s soccer team came into this season looking to build off last year’s Big Ten Tournament title and its appearance in the NCAA tournament. Unfortunately, the Badgers were unable to reach those marks again this season.The Badgers fell to Illinois 3-0 in the first round of the Big Ten tournament, bringing to an end a season that was filled with streaky play and missed opportunities.”One or two little things can change your season,” head coach Dean Duerst said. “Momentum was probably the biggest factor; we didn’t catch a ride of momentum.”On offense, the Badgers were led by sophomore forward Taylor Walsh with 17 points. Five other players registered at least nine points during the year, but even with such balanced scoring, the team could still go cold. The team was shutout six times during the year, including five of its last six matches of the season.The Badgers were not consistent enough on the defensive side of the ball for Duerst’s liking either. The team registered five shutouts during the year, but still gave up 1.42 goals per game, putting them second to last in the Big Ten.”We were just a little too inconsistent,” Duerst saidWhile the season may have seemed like a down year, there were some things that pleasantly surprised Duerst this year. He liked seeing the offense with its balanced scoring and he liked that some freshmen got quite a bit of playing time. Four freshmen specifically saw action in at least 12 matches.Regardless of how the team was going to finish this year, it was going to be a special season because it marked the 25th anniversary of the women’s soccer program. Duerst said it was a great experience for his team.”A lot of alumni came back and our team got to experience their stories on a real special night,” he said. “That’s something I’ll remember forever.”-Karl AndersonWOMEN’S BASKETBALLOnly one game remains for the Wisconsin women’s basketball team before they begin their Big Ten season. Friday’s game will match the Badgers up against the Harvard Crimson. Like Wisconsin, Harvard (2-6, 0-0 Ivy League) has several talented freshmen that have already seen action on the court this season.The next two weeks will provide the team to get some much-needed rest. Earlier in the season, many of the Badger players suffered from the flu, including standout guard Jolene Anderson and head coach Lisa Stone. After resting for a few days, Anderson bounced back with her best performance of the year, scoring 28 points in a win over Albany.”We’ve just got to stay together,” Anderson said. “Hopefully we go into the Big Ten season 12-1, but if we’re not, then we can’t hang our heads low because we’ve still got Big Ten teams to play against.”Wisconsin will kick off the Big Ten season with a game against Northwestern (7-3, 0-0 Big Ten) at the Kohl Center on Dec. 28 and will then travel to East Lansing on New Years Eve to play Michigan State in one of their toughest games of the year. The Spartans are currently ranked 18 in the AP Poll and have a record of 7-1.The Badgers will also play Minnesota and Michigan on the road in early January, and will return to Madison to take on Illinois on Jan. 14 and eighth-ranked Ohio State four days later in what should prove to be another tough test.”We just need to play hard,” UW forward Caitlin Gibson said. “Once we get into the Big Ten [season], it’s going to be a lot different. They’re bigger, they’re faster, and they’re stronger.”-Tyler MasonWOMEN’S HOCKEYDespite settling for two ties last weekend against St. Cloud St., the No. 2 UW Women’s hockey team will still head into their winter break atop the WCHA leaderboard with 27 points, four ahead of second-place MinnesotaBeginning the season as the defending champions and nation’s top ranked team, the Badgers (16-1-3, 12-1-3 WCHA) won 13 of their first 14 games and extended their record unbeaten streak to 26 games before finally falling to Minnesota-Duluth 2-0 on Nov. 24.Strong play by goalies Christine DuFour and Jessie Vetter, who have been splitting time between the pipes, have anchored the Badger defense, while senior Sara Bauer, who broke the school’s all-time women’s scoring record already this year, has led the offense and is currently the leading scorer in the country. Fellow Badgers Jinelle Zaugg, Meghan Duggan and Erika Lawler are also among the nation’s point leaders.The Badgers will return from their month long break on Jan. 5 when they travel to Minnesota to take on the arch-rival Gophers. Control of the conference will be at stake as a Badger sweep would put the team far ahead of the pack for the conference’s top spot.Following a non-conference visit from Providence the following weekend, the Badgers will play five straight conference series, including a rematch with the only team to beat them, Minnesota-Duluth, before heading into the post-season.With the WCHA playoffs and NCAA tournament fast approaching the Badgers will be looking to play their best hockey in the second half of the season as they hope to repeat last year’s performance as national champions.-Mike Ackersteinlast_img read more