Mourinho admits he was in the wrong over training session

first_img Fellow Spurs players Davinson Sanchez and Ryan Sessegnon were spotted running side by side in a separate session, while Serge Aurier filmed himself on Instagram running alongside a friend. “I accept that my actions were not in line with government protocol and we must only have contact with members of our own household,” said the Portuguese manager. “It is vital we all play our part and follow government advice in order to support our heroes in the NHS and save lives.” London Mayor Sadiq Khan told the BBC the players and Mourinho should be leading by example. “My concern is people, particularly children, who might support Spurs or follow football may see these images, pick up a paper, watch the internet and think, well if it’s OK for them, why isn’t it OK for me?” he said. Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho has accepted he was in the wrong for holding a one-on-one training session with midfielder Tanguy Ndombele in a public park in London.Mourinho was pictured on social media flaunting government rules by meeting up with the midfielder Tuesday, even though they kept to social distancing guidelines. The Premier League has been suspended since mid-March due to the spread of COVID-19. Promoted ContentTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldWhat Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?The 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Madecenter_img Loading… Read Also: Video: Jose Mourinho trains with Tottenham players amid lockdown The British government has introduced a strict series of measures to prevent the spread of the virus and Tottenham have reminded players of their responsibilities. The club said last week they would be using the government’s furlough financial assistance programme for non-playing staff, a move that was seen as controversial and attracted a lot of criticism. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Syracuse struggles to perform well after halftime late in season

first_imgNicky Adams couldn’t understand her team’s mentality coming out for the second half against Miami. Syracuse had outshot the Hurricanes in the first half, 9-1, and the Orange went into the break tied at one apiece. No signs pointed to a second-half domination from the Hurricanes, but that’s what happened on Oct. 13.Miami didn’t change anything for the second half, Adams said, but “outworked” SU to the tune of a 16-1 shot advantage. SU’s second half performance was inexplicable, both for Adams and her team, she said.Nine days and another loss removed from their matchup against Miami, the Orange (3-9-2, 1-5-1 Atlantic Coast) are still searching for answers. Before its most recent two losses, Syracuse had won its first ACC game in nearly a year against Wake Forest, coming back from a goal down to do so. But since, the Orange have struggled to put together a full 90-minute performance and reverted to their earlier-season form when they went winless between Aug. 29 to Oct. 10.“We’re still trying to figure out why there was a drop when there shouldn’t have been a drop,” defender turned midfielder Shannon Aviza said. “And we know we can play with these teams when we’re at our best.”Under Adams, who took over in March of this year, the Orange have looked to possess the ball more than in past years under previous head coach Phil Wheddon. They aren’t reliant on sitting back and they’re pressing for large portions of games. SU has already equaled its win total from last year (three), but otherwise have struggled.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe possession has only led to nine goals this season, though. Syracuse has three games, two against top-10 teams, to reach the 11 goals it scored last year.The issues have started at the back and in transition. Miami’s game-winning goal came after an SU free kick was sent into the box. After clearing the danger, the Hurricanes found a run in behind by Miami’s Kristina Fisher who was one-on-one with Lysianne Proulx. The keeper stopped the initial shot, but it bounced to Miami’s Michelle Giamportone. Her shot came off the top of the bar and bounced back into the six-yard box, where, surrounded by Syracuse defenders, Hurricanes defender Bayleigh Chaviers headed it home.Players tracked back, but three Miami players had looks on goal because SU players didn’t know who to pick up in transition. The Orange don’t need to work harder, Taylor Bennett said, just smarter and for longer.Part of SU’s struggles are due to injuriesand inexperience. Without many substitutes, players get tired in the second half and drop back instead of pressing. That gave Miami, Clemson and Wake Forest the chance to break down the SU defense with short passes. When Syracuse pressed Miami in the first half, the Hurricanes keeper played the ball out of bounds multiple times and it didn’t create any sustained attack. After halftime, when SU pressed, it couldn’t match the pace of the Miami counterattack, like on the game-winning goal.“It’s just a lot of the mental part of it and the heart and not giving up and just piecing together a full game,” Aviza said.Amy Nakamura | Co-Digital EditorIn its last three games, SU has tried to possess the ball more against weaker opponents. Against Wake Forest, it worked in the second half as Syracuse came back to tie and then eventually win in overtime. With time at the back, Bennett and Jenna Tivnan, two of the best in the conference at playing long balls, Adams said, were able to find the Orange wingers and forwards making runs in behind.But the two have often become reliant on long balls instead of swinging it around the backline. When the midfielders and forwards did receive the ball, they didn’t look ahead, instead choosing to lay it off back to the defenders. Unlike against Wake Forest, there was no interplay between the attackers to create holes in the Miami defense.SU also doesn’t have many options for long ball outlets besides Sydney Brackett. Even Brackett isn’t a proper striker and is more of a winger, Adams said, which hurts SU’s ability to sustain possession and build attacks.At Clemson last weekend, Syracuse had several prime chances, but headed into halftime down 2-0. In the second half, the Orange started dropping back and soaking pressure. SU didn’t generate any chances until Stephanie deLaforcade toe-poked in an 88th minute goal. “It didn’t matter what we were saying from afar,” Adams said of the 4-1 loss. “They just kept dropping and dropping and trying to protect the goal instead of stepping up and pressure and trying to win it higher, and when you get into that type of funk, it’s very, very hard to get out of.”Despite it being a development year for a rebuilding program, there have been flashes of potential — Meghan Root’s first-half goal against Miami, SU’s first ACC win in nearly a year and two-straight wins at home to start the season. They just have to work on being more consistent.“Come out with the same energy we did against Wake Forest and the first half of Miami against every single team,” Bennett said. “Not just hold it for 20 minutes.”“Hold it for a whole 90.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 22, 2019 at 11:10 pm Contact Arabdho: [email protected] | @aromajumder last_img read more

Balanced effort leads Clippers to exhibition victory over Sydney Kings

first_img“I thought Tobias had so many opportunities to score and instead he made a play, that was good to see,” Coach Doc Rivers said. “It’s all about pacing and making plays for each other.”As disruptive as they were, forcing 25 turnovers (15 via steal), the Clippers had a hard time slamming the door on Sydney, which trailed by only five points at halftime and stayed within striking distance until the fourth quarter.“I love playing Australia just because of the way they play,” Rivers said. “They move the ball, they run some sets we don’t see. So I thought for our defense it was really good to try to adjust to all the movement of all the shooters. It was really a good game, a good exhibition game for us.”Heralded rookie Shai Gilgeous-Alexander flashed a wide smile during warmups, but nerves were evident early in the game. The long-limbed guard failed to draw iron on his first two shots, but after he drained his first NBA basket with 2:37 left in the first quarter, he looked entirely comfortable.Gilgeous-Alexander finished with 10 points, four assists and four steals. Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Clippers vs. Mavericks Game 5 playoff updates from NBA beat reporters The Clippers went on a 12-1 run to end the first quarter with a 28-17 lead. But the Kings refused to go away quietly; the Clippers led only 59-54 at halftime and 82-72 at the end of the third quarter. The Kings’ diminutive, speedy guard Jerome Randle, “one of the shiftiest guards in the world,” Beverley said of the fellow Chicagoan, scored a game-high 25 points.After an injury-ravaged 2017-18 season, the Clippers on Sunday were missing guard Milos Teodosic, who is out with a hamstring injury.Montrezl Harrell left the game with about seven minutes left in the fourth quarter after apparently suffering a right hand injury while drawing a charge. He returned to the bench by the end of the game, his hand checking out fine.Sunday’s game completed the Clippers’ week in Hawaii. Their next preseason game is against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at Staples Center.center_img Kristaps Porzingis ruled out as Clippers, Mavericks set for Game 5; Follow for game updates PreviousHONOLULU, HI – SEPTEMBER 30: Tobias Harris #34 of the Los Angeles Clippers drives past Brad Newley #8 of the Sydney Kings during the first quarter at the Stan Sheriff Center on September 30, 2018 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Darryl Oumi/Getty Images)HONOLULU, HI – SEPTEMBER 30: Patrick Beverley #21 of the Los Angeles Clippers lays the ball in ahead of Andrew Bogut #6 of the Sydney Kings during the first quarter at the Stan Sheriff Center on September 30, 2018 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Darryl Oumi/Getty Images)HONOLULU, HI – SEPTEMBER 30: Tobias Harris #34 of the Los Angeles Clippers shoots over Andrew Bogut #6 of the Sydney Kings during the first quarter of their game at the Stan Sheriff Center on September 30, 2018 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Darryl Oumi/Getty Images) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsHONOLULU, HI – SEPTEMBER 30: Patrick Beverley #21 of the Los Angeles Clippers gestures to the crowd after scoring during the first quarter of the game against the Sydney Kings at the Stan Sheriff Center on September 30, 2018 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Darryl Oumi/Getty Images)HONOLULU, HI – SEPTEMBER 30: Danilo Gallinari #8 of the Los Angeles Clippers takes a jump shot during the first quarter of the game against the Sydney Kings at the Stan Sheriff Center on September 30, 2018 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Darryl Oumi/Getty Images)HONOLULU, HI – SEPTEMBER 30: Tobias Harris #34 of the Los Angeles Clippers shoots over David Wear #12 of the Sydney Kings during the first quarter at the Stan Sheriff Center on September 30, 2018 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Darryl Oumi/Getty Images)HONOLULU, HI – SEPTEMBER 30: Kevin Lisch #11 of the Sydney Kings is has his dribble drive stalled by Danilo Gallinari #8 of the Los Angeles Clippers during the first quarter at the Stan Sheriff Center on September 30, 2018 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Darryl Oumi/Getty Images)HONOLULU, HI – SEPTEMBER 30: Tobias Harris #34 of the Los Angeles Clippers has his shot blocked by Andrew Bogut #6 of the Sydney Kings during the first quarter at the Stan Sheriff Center on September 30, 2018 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Darryl Oumi/Getty Images)HONOLULU, HI – SEPTEMBER 30: Marcin Gortat #13 of the Los Angeles Clippers rises up to dunk the ball during the first quarter of the game against the Sydney Kings at the Stan Sheriff Center on September 30, 2018 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Darryl Oumi/Getty Images)HONOLULU, HI – SEPTEMBER 30: Jerome Randle #9 of the Sydney Kings shoots over Danilo Gallinari #8 of the Los Angeles Clippers during the first quarter at the Stan Sheriff Center on September 30, 2018 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Darryl Oumi/Getty Images)HONOLULU, HI – SEPTEMBER 30: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander #2 of the Los Angeles Clippers stretched out to take a shot as he is defended by Andrew Bogut #6 of the Sydney Kings during the first quarter at the Stan Sheriff Center on September 30, 2018 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Darryl Oumi/Getty Images)HONOLULU, HI – SEPTEMBER 30: Montrezl Harrell #5 of the Los Angeles Clippers lays the ball in during the first quarter of the game against the Sydney Kings at the Stan Sheriff Center on September 30, 2018 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Darryl Oumi/Getty Images)HONOLULU, HI – SEPTEMBER 30: Lou Williams #23 of the Los Angeles Clippers shoots a free throw during the first quarter of the game against the Sydney Kings at the Stan Sheriff Center on September 30, 2018 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Darryl Oumi/Getty Images)HONOLULU, HI – SEPTEMBER 30: Lou Williams #23 of the Los Angeles Clippers splits the defense and attempts a running jump shot during the first quarter of the game against the Sydney Kings at the Stan Sheriff Center on September 30, 2018 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Darryl Oumi/Getty Images)HONOLULU, HI – SEPTEMBER 30: Lou Williams #23 of the Los Angeles Clippers glides to the basket to lay the ball in during the first quarter of the game against the Sydney Kings at the Stan Sheriff Center on September 30, 2018 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Darryl Oumi/Getty Images)HONOLULU, HI – SEPTEMBER 30: Montrezl Harrell #5 of the Los Angeles Clippers shoots a free throw during the first quarter of the game against the Sydney Kings at the Stan Sheriff Center on September 30, 2018 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Darryl Oumi/Getty Images)HONOLULU, HI – SEPTEMBER 30: Jerome Randle #9 of the Sydney Kings pumps his fist after scoring a basket during the second quarter of the game against the Los Angeles Clippers at the Stan Sheriff Center on September 30, 2018 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Darryl Oumi/Getty Images)HONOLULU, HI – SEPTEMBER 30: Marcin Gortat #13 of the Los Angeles Clippers attempts to dunk the ball during the second quarter of the game against the Sydney Kings at the Stan Sheriff Center on September 30, 2018 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Darryl Oumi/Getty Images)HONOLULU, HI – SEPTEMBER 30: Head coach Doc Rivers of the Los Angeles Clippers gestures to his players during the third quarter of the game against the Sydney Kings at the Stan Sheriff Center on September 30, 2018 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Darryl Oumi/Getty Images)HONOLULU, HI – SEPTEMBER 30: Kevin Lisch #11 of the Sydney Kings shoots one Avery Bradley #11 of the Los Angeles Clippers during the third quarter at the Stan Sheriff Center on September 30, 2018 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Darryl Oumi/Getty Images)HONOLULU, HI – SEPTEMBER 30: Brad Newley #8 of the Sydney Kings defends against Tobias Harris #34 of the Los Angeles Clippers during the third quarter at the Stan Sheriff Center on September 30, 2018 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Darryl Oumi/Getty Images)HONOLULU, HI – SEPTEMBER 30: Kevin Lisch #11 of the Sydney Kings shoots one Avery Bradley #11 of the Los Angeles Clippers during the third quarter at the Stan Sheriff Center on September 30, 2018 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Darryl Oumi/Getty Images)HONOLULU, HI – SEPTEMBER 30: Patrick Beverley #21 of the Los Angeles Clippers lays the ball in during the third quarter of the game against the Sydney Kings at the Stan Sheriff Center on September 30, 2018 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Darryl Oumi/Getty Images)HONOLULU, HI – SEPTEMBER 30: Daniel Kickert #14 of the Sydney Kings gets his hand in the face of Mike Scott #30 of the Los Angeles Clippers as he shoots the ball during the fourth quarter at the Stan Sheriff Center on September 30, 2018 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Darryl Oumi/Getty Images)HONOLULU, HI – SEPTEMBER 30: Danilo Gallinari #8 of the Los Angeles Clippers lays the ball in during the fourth quarter of the game against the Sydney Kings at the Stan Sheriff Center on September 30, 2018 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Darryl Oumi/Getty Images)HONOLULU, HI – SEPTEMBER 30: David Wear #12 of the Sydney Kings takes a jump shot over Danilo Gallinari #8 of the Los Angeles Clippers during the third quarter at the Stan Sheriff Center on September 30, 2018 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Darryl Oumi/Getty Images)HONOLULU, HI – SEPTEMBER 30: Danilo Gallinari #8 of the Los Angeles Clippers takes a shot over David Wear #12 of the Sydney Kings during the fourth quarter at the Stan Sheriff Center on September 30, 2018 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Darryl Oumi/Getty Images)HONOLULU, HI – SEPTEMBER 30: Andrew Bogut #6 of the Sydney Kings shoots our Montrezl Harrell #5 of the Los Angeles Clippers during the fourth quarter at the Stan Sheriff Center on September 30, 2018 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Darryl Oumi/Getty Images)HONOLULU, HI – SEPTEMBER 30: Patrick Beverley #21 of the Los Angeles Clippers is defended by Kevin Lisch #11 of the Sydney Kings during the fourth quarter at the Stan Sheriff Center on September 30, 2018 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Darryl Oumi/Getty Images)HONOLULU, HI – SEPTEMBER 30: Tom Wilson #7 of the Sydney Kings shoots over Mike Scott #30 of the Los Angeles Clippers during the third quarter at the Stan Sheriff Center on September 30, 2018 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Darryl Oumi/Getty Images)HONOLULU, HI – SEPTEMBER 30: Brian Bowen II #20 of the Sydney Kings has his shot blocked by Luc Mbah a Moute #12 of the Los Angeles Clippers during the third quarter at the Stan Sheriff Center on September 30, 2018 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Darryl Oumi/Getty Images)HONOLULU, HI – SEPTEMBER 30: Tom Wilson #7 of the Sydney Kings lays the ball in around Mike Scott #30 of the Los Angeles Clippers during the fourth quarter at the Stan Sheriff Center on September 30, 2018 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Darryl Oumi/Getty Images)HONOLULU, HI – SEPTEMBER 30: Andrew Bogut #6 of the Sydney Kings and Marcin Gortat #13 and Tobias Harris #34 of the Los Angeles Clippers battle for position under the basket during the fourth quarter at the Stan Sheriff Center on September 30, 2018 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Darryl Oumi/Getty Images)HONOLULU, HI – SEPTEMBER 30: Daniel Kickert #14 of the Sydney Kings draws the foul on Montrezl Harrell #5 of the Los Angeles Clippers as he shoots the ball during the fourth quarter at the Stan Sheriff Center on September 30, 2018 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Darryl Oumi/Getty Images)HONOLULU, HI – SEPTEMBER 30: Luc Mbah a Moute #12 of the Los Angeles Clippers hangs in the air as he glides to the basket to take a shot during the first quarter of the game against the Sydney Kings at the Stan Sheriff Center on September 30, 2018 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Darryl Oumi/Getty Images)HONOLULU, HI – SEPTEMBER 30: Andrew Bogut #6 of the Sydney Kings dunks the ball during the fourth quarter of the game against the Los Angeles Clippers at the Stan Sheriff Center on September 30, 2018 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Darryl Oumi/Getty Images)HONOLULU, HI – SEPTEMBER 30: Tobias Harris #34 of the Los Angeles Clippers drives past Brad Newley #8 of the Sydney Kings during the first quarter at the Stan Sheriff Center on September 30, 2018 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Darryl Oumi/Getty Images)HONOLULU, HI – SEPTEMBER 30: Patrick Beverley #21 of the Los Angeles Clippers lays the ball in ahead of Andrew Bogut #6 of the Sydney Kings during the first quarter at the Stan Sheriff Center on September 30, 2018 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Darryl Oumi/Getty Images)NextShow Caption1 of 36HONOLULU, HI – SEPTEMBER 30: Patrick Beverley #21 of the Los Angeles Clippers lays the ball in ahead of Andrew Bogut #6 of the Sydney Kings during the first quarter at the Stan Sheriff Center on September 30, 2018 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Darryl Oumi/Getty Images)ExpandThe Clippers took their revamped roster for a test drive on Sunday and found some key features – balance and depth – effective during a 110-91 exhibition victory over the Sydney Kings of Australia’s National Basketball League at the University of Hawaii.The debut of Clamp City – veteran guard Patrick Beverley’s moniker for the tough, tenacious crew that enters the season unburdened by outside expectations of success – was highlighted by the Clippers’ evenly distributed offensive output.Seven players scored in double figures, with forwards Tobias Harris and Danilo Gallinari leading the way with 20 and 19 points apiece.Harris also had 11 rebounds and five assists. Starting point guard Beverley was firing on all cylinders, thrilled to be back after missing all but 11 games last season on account of knee surgery. He had 12 points, five assists, four rebounds, two blocked shots and three steals.“I was so happy to be back out there with my teammates, man,” Beverley said. “And we had a good win, so it was good.”Related Articles For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory last_img read more