Jol jeered as United beat Fulham

first_img Press Association Life after Sir Alex Ferguson has proved difficult, with the reigning champions enduring a topsy-turvy start to the season that saw them head to Craven Cottage eight points off the lead. United are slowly quietening the naysayers, though, with a defeat of Fulham their fourth successive win in all competitions. The pressure on Moyes may be alleviating, but Jol’s position at the Fulham helm will come under increasing scrutiny after a third defeat in the space of a week. Antonio Valencia opened the scoring with worrying ease after nine minutes, with Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney – players Moyes has said are the best two strikers in the world – extending that lead further by the 22nd minute. It was hardly the morale-boosting performance Jol had called for in his programme notes and led to a number of ‘Jol out’ chants reverberating around the ground. Fulham improved greatly in the second half and substitute Alex Kacaniklic saw a strike deflect home off Rooney, but it proved to be a consolation goal. The Whites ended the match on top but may well face losing Sascha Riether to a ban after a late stamp on Adnan Januzaj was not punished by referee Lee Probert. The hosts ultimately paid for a first-half capitulation that came after a bright opening, with Pajtim Kasami testing David de Gea from 25 yards. United spent the early stages looking clumsy – but not quite as ponderous as Philippe Senderos. Van Persie’s through ball caught out the centre-back and found Rooney, whose squared ball from the left was directed home by Valencia. The ninth-minute goal shell-shocked the hosts, although only a fine Rafael challenge denied them a chance at an equaliser. Scott Parker sent a superb ball to Dimitar Berbatov, only for the Brazilian right-back to thwart the Bulgarian as he prepared to pull the trigger. It was a missed opportunity that Fulham were made to pay for. Parker looked to have been fouled by Januzaj but referee Probert allowed play to continue. The teenager played through Van Persie and, despite looking offside, he continued to lash home past countryman Maarten Stekelenburg. Fulham fans aimed boos at the officials, although their ire turned to Jol two minutes later. This time Fernando Amorebieta was the guilty offender, with Van Persie getting behind his man and squaring for Rooney to slot home from close range. A smattering of ‘Jol out’ chants could be heard from the home faithful, who were fortunate to see unmarked Rooney head into the side-netting from a Van Persie corner soon after. United academy graduate Kieran Richardson tried to reduce the deficit with a 25-yard effort, before De Gea denied Berbatov after some fine team interplay. Rafael and Januzaj received treatment for knocks as the first half came to a close, with the half-time whistle met by a lot of anger from the home fans. Perhaps with Tuesday’s Champions League tie with Real Socieded in mind, Marouane Fellaini, Shinji Kagawa and former Fulham defender Chris Smalling came on for the second half. Fulham looked rejuvenated after the restart, with Kasami drilling a shot just wide as the Whites pushed for a goal that came in the 65th minute. After Fellaini headed into the side-netting at the other end, Kacaniklic, four minutes after coming on, saw his strike from the edge of the box turned past De Gea by Rooney. Januzaj saw a penalty appeal waved away seven minutes later, before Smalling headed away an effort from United’s record signing Berbatov. Bryan Ruiz’s substitution was roundly cheered moments before that chance, with his replacement Adel Taarabt claiming a penalty after a coming together with Nemanja Vidic soon after his introduction. Kacaniklic scooped over as the match entered the final 10 minutes, with chants of ‘you don’t know what you’re doing’ aimed at Jol after he replaced Parker with Darren Bent. The on-loan striker soon hushed those fans up with a header that hit the crossbar, while Taarabt forced De Gea into a late save and Richardson headed just wide. Tempers frayed when United kept the ball in the corner in stoppage time, with Riether perhaps fortunate not to enter Probert’s notebook for the altercation with Januzaj. It was the last moment of note in a match and one which might result in retrospective action – hardly a scenario Jol, booed again at the final whistle, will relish as he pours over this latest defeat. David Moyes oversaw back-to-back league victories for the first time as Manchester United manager as the Red Devils triumphed 3-1 to place yet more pressure on Fulham manager Martin Jol.last_img read more

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Reds complete Can capture

first_img Press Association “I am proud to be a part of the family and I am looking forward to playing here. I will give it my best,” the 20-year-old told liverpoolfc.com. “LFC is a great club and the fans are amongst the best in the world. “I am looking forward to the first game and can’t wait to step on the pitch for the first time at Anfield.” Manager Brendan Rodgers revealed he had been tracking the former Bayern Munich midfielder for some time before making his move a few weeks ago. “Emre is an exciting young talent and I’m delighted he’s chosen Liverpool for the next phase of his development and growth as a player,” he said. “He has recognised that we are a club that improves and nurtures exciting, ambitious players and I’m looking forward to seeing him take those next steps forward for us. “We have tracked his progress for some time and I have been impressed with his attitude and qualities when I have seen him play both in the German Bundesliga and the Champions League. “He has many of the attributes we look for – charisma on the football pitch and courage to want the ball and make things happen.” The Reds had to wait until the summer transfer window officially opened on July 1 in order to register the necessary paperwork and international clearance on the £10million move, but that has now all been done. Can is the third player through the doors at Anfield this summer with Southampton duo Rickie Lambert and Adam Lallana the other two. center_img Liverpool have completed the signing of Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Emre Can after a deal to bring the Germany Under-21 international was agreed last month.last_img read more

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Home form worries return for Spurs

first_imgTottenham’s poor home form made a worrying return as they stumbled to a 0-0 draw against relegation-threatened Crystal Palace. This was the fifth time in eight Premier League matches that Spurs have failed to win on home turf and the locals let their dissatisfaction known. Neil Warnock’s side came into this match with just one win from eight league games, but their performance belied that run and Tuesday’s deflating 1-0 home loss to Aston Villa. Yannick Bolasie proved a nuisance from the outset and Jason Puncheon’s second-half introduction almost proved decisive as he hit the woodwork and had a goal disallowed on an afternoon in which the only thing Tottenham fans had to cheer about was the big screen showing Arsenal were losing at Stoke. This was an important match for both sides given their midweek struggles, yet Spurs appeared to be suffering a hangover from their 3-0 loss at Chelsea. Christian Eriksen followed a fine nutmeg with an early strike into the side-netting but, other than that, Palace were in control. James McArthur and Mile Jedinak had efforts of differing quality as Warnock’s men began brightly, with diminutive midfielder Ryan Mason forced into impressive headed clearances at successive corners. The pressure was mounting on Spurs and, if anyone was to force the breakthrough, it looked likely to come from Bolasie. Starting on the left wing, the 25-year-old gave Eric Dier a torrid time and produced an extraordinary skill in the corner to flick past Eriksen and send in a cross Joe Ledley was just unable to direct on target. Press Association Mauricio Pochettino’s side looked to have turned a corner when they overcame Everton last weekend, yet that was followed by a heavy defeat to rivals Chelsea and things did not get much better against the Eagles. Only wayward finishing and saves from the ever-impressive Hugo Lloris thwarted Palace in their bid to win at White Hart Lane for the first time since 1997. Bolasie was soon back at the heart of things, all too easily dispossessing Erik Lamela before flashing an effort over – an opportunity which at last appeared to kick Spurs into action. Harry Kane fired wide before Roberto Soldado struck over, with the Spaniard not doing much better with a header and half-volley in the minutes which followed. Spurs ended the half on top but it was far from one-way traffic, with Lloris having to produce an exquisite stop to thwart a goalbound Scott Dann header. There was also a chance for Wilfried Zaha, producing a wonderful flick to cut past two men and curl just wide, before half-time was called, from which Spurs returned with Nacer Chadli on for the ineffective Lamela. It did little to improve the quality of the game, though. The home faithful were becoming audibly frustrated as play swung from end to end without either side taking control. It took 18 minutes of the second half for the first chance of note, when Eriksen played through Soldado, only for the striker to fire wide. A Kane effort flew over as the game became more stretched, with a fizzing, if wayward, Bolasie strike followed by Puncheon seeing a drive blocked. The substitute was proving a handful for the Spurs backline and cracked a shot off the underside of the bar, with Jan Vertonghen hacking clear. Puncheon did find the net soon after, only for the offside flag to see that goal chalked off, and then set-up Bolasie, whose fine strike was heading home until Lloris’ intervention. Ledley missed the target as boos rung around White Hart Lane, where sarcastic cheers met what many felt was Aaron Lennon’s belated 83rd-minute introduction. Paulinho saw a hooked effort blocked by Joel Ward as Spurs searched for what would have been a fortuitous winner. last_img read more

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Freed Gutierrez upset by Ashley

first_img The 31-year-old started the season battling his way back from testicular cancer and ended it by inspiring the Magpies to a vital 2-0 win over West Ham. Gutierrez provided one goal and scored the other in what has proved to be his last match for United, with the club announcing on Friday that he will leave when his contract expires on June 30. That exit was widely expected and the Argentina international took to Twitter shortly afterwards to let his feelings known about his treatment during his battle with cancer. Posting through his account, @elgalgojonas, Gutierrez said: “Two things I learn from my illness how you can support a player (newcastle fans) and how you leAve a player alone (newcastle owner)” The popular midfielder’s tweet follows comments made in March about the way Newcastle treated him. “I returned mid-November and at the beginning to mid-December the manager said I should find myself another club, that it was best… er, I understand a lot of things about football that, well, that for the directors it is a business, no?” he told Canal+. “It is clear that they look after the club’s interests, but I think in a situation like that, you need to save (consider) other things, even more if you see I had been playing for five years before having this problem, I was always playing.” Gutierrez’s anger with the club was as clear as his desire to thanks the supporters for their support in the seven seasons he spent on Tyneside. “Thanks to all football fans and Newcastle fans for supporting me and trust in me,” he posted on Facebook. “This is a way to demonstrate I always hear you. You are very important to me, football wouldn’t be the same without you. All my effort and affection is for you!” Gutierrez is not the only player leaving St James’ Park as Jak Alnwick, Adam Campbell and Remie Streete have all been released, while Facundo Ferreyra has returned to Shakhtar Donetsk at the end of his loan. Sammy Ameobi has been offered a new deal but there is no new contract for Ryan Taylor. The defender arrived from Wigan in 2009 and made 110 appearances for Newcastle – a figure which would have been much higher but for wretched luck with injuries. Taylor overcame two knee ligament injuries in recent years, making his return after a 26-month absence in Newcastle’s Capital One Cup win at Manchester City last October. Press Association Jonas Gutierrez fired a parting shot at Mike Ashley after being released by Newcastle, claiming the club’s owner disregarded him following his cancer diagnosis.last_img read more

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Newspaper deliveryman recovering after being shot five times

first_imgA newspaper deliveryman is now recovering the hospital after he was shot five times while on his route.The incident occurred in Seattle, Washington over the weekend.According to the report, Travis Zimmerman was on his delivery route when all of a sudden gunfire erupted all around him.  Thankfully he was on the phone with his partner, Amy Walker at the time, who called the police.“I was on the phone with him when everything happened, so the kids and I heard everything while it was going on,” she said.“I heard gunshots, and he started screaming. “Call the cops! I was shot in the face!”Zimmerman was rushed to the hospital with several broken bones and at at least five bullets lounged in his face and leg.He is now in the intensive care unit where he has had one surgery and is scheduled to undergo at least two others. After his surgery, Zimmerman will be wheelchair bond for at least six months according to doctors.Authorities are reporting that they have not found the shooter and do not currently have any suspects.Walker,  who also runs the same paper route, says she has since quit her job because without Zimmerman she would have to bring her two very young children on the route with her and she does not feel safe.last_img read more

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Marco and Laura both forecast to hit the US as hurricanes, Florida Feeling Effects

first_imgBY: DANIEL MANZO, ABC NEWS (NEW YORK) — Tropical Storm Marco is expected to become a Hurricane later today as Hurricane Warnings and Storm Surge Warnings have been issued for parts of the Gulf Coast.Marco is currently 395 Miles south-southeast of southern Louisiana and the storm has winds of 70 mph while moving north-northwest at 13 mph.South Florida is beginning to feel fringe effects from Tropical Storm Laura Monday. A Wind Advisory has been issued until 2 a.m. Tuesday for coastal Broward and Miami-Dade areas just east of Interstate 95, as well as the Upper Keys, including Key Largo.A tropical storm warning has been issued for the Dry Tortugas in the Florida Keys as a result of Laura.According to the National Hurricane Center, a Hurricane Watch will likely be issued for portions of the U.S. northwest Gulf coast area by Monday evening.Maximum sustained winds from the Tropical Storm have increased to near 65 mph with higher gusts. Gradual strengthening is expected, and Laura is forecast to become a hurricane by early Tuesday.Laura currently is bringing torrential rain to parts of Haiti and the Dominican Republic as the storm is about 95 miles east of Port Au Prince, Haiti.Laura has winds of 45 mph and is moving westward at 18 mph. There are Tropical Storm Watches and Warnings for parts of Hispaniola, Cuba, the Bahamas, and the Turks and Caicos Islands.There is also a Tropical Storm Watch for the Florida Keys and the waters off southern mainland Florida.Marco is expected to gain some strength today and then quickly move into the Gulf Coast.As with all tropical systems, the area to the right of the center is where the greatest impacts will occur. Right now, the center of Marco looks to be coming ashore somewhere on the Gulf Coast from southern Louisiana to southern Mississippi, with the likely region being very close to New Orleans.Marco is expected to make landfall as a Category 1 Hurricane during the day on Monday and when Marco comes ashore it will have a storm surge of 2 to 6 feet, rainfall of up to 6 inches, possible tornadoes, and strong winds.Laura will make its way into Cuba by tonight and move across Cuba overnight into Monday.Locally, over 8 inches of rain, strong winds and dangerous surf is expected from Hispaniola to Cuba over the next 36 hours and this will likely cause flash flooding and mudslides.The official forecast track shows Laura possibly reaching the southern Gulf of Mexico as Marco is making landfall on Monday.The forecast after this point remains somewhat uncertain. However, in the overnight forecast models, there is increasing agreement in a strengthening hurricane Laura moving towards the U.S. Gulf Coast later this week and this has at least some potential to be a more impactful weather event later this week on the Gulf Coast.It remains to be seen what the intensity of both storms will be, as well as their exact location as to whether this situation would break any tropical records.The last time there were two Tropical Cyclones in the Gulf of Mexico was in 2002, where Tropical Storm Fay was off the Texas coast and Tropical Depression Eduoard was off the Florida West Coast.The shortest time between two landfalling named storms in Louisiana was five days and that was back in 1885.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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ICC World Cup Couldn’t sleep till 6 am: Virat Kohli reveals his most tense India-Pakistan match moment

first_imgNew Delhi: Ahead of the high-octane ICC Cricket World Cup clash between India and Pakistan on Sunday at Emirates Old Trafford in Manchester, Virat Kohli has revealed his most tense moment of the match between the arch-rivals. Speaking to reporters during the pre-match presser, the Indian skipper recalled his first match experience against Pakistan during the Champions Trophy 2009, when he was called in as injured Yuvraj Singh’s replacement.”Tense was Champions Trophy 2009, where Yuvi fractured a finger, and I was literally flown in and in two days time I was playing against Pakistan at Centurion. I hadn’t experienced anything like that before, and I played a very bad shot, and I couldn’t sleep until 6:00 in the morning. I was looking at the ceiling and thinking, that’s it, I’ve flown in, and now I’m finished. So that was the most tense moment I’ve experienced,” Kohli said.However, it has been a decade since Kohli’s first game against Pakistan and the Indian skipper has matured a lot in this time. When asked about the hype around the game between India and Pakistan, Kohli, in a rather philosophical tone, said that the match will not last for a lifetime even if they do well or not.”I think the best way to approach something like this, if one focuses too much on what’s going on the outside, it’s to understand that the game starts tomorrow at a certain time and it finishes at a certain time, so it’s not going to last a lifetime for you, whether you do well or you don’t,” Kohli said.India will look to avenge 2017 Champions Trophy final’s defeat when they play Pakistan in their fourth match of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. With two wins and a washout game, India is currently the team to beat in the tournament while Pakistan, having trounced the hosts Englan, will look to forget their last two matches’ performance when they face men in blue in the tournament’s biggest encounter. For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

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St. Agnes are COURTS Pee Wee football champions

first_imgWHEN the dust settled on Saturday afternoon  at the Ministry of Education ground, St Agnes emerged champions of the 2019 edition of the COURTS Pee Wee football tournament. St Agnes outplayed Genesis in the final via a 1-0 margin.Played under the setting sun, the game commenced at 17:00hrs with both teams being cautious.Eventually, both teams found their rhythm as the game wore on, taking shots at the opponent but not managing to penetrate the respective keepers.At the end of the first half, the score was still deadlocked and it would remain that way despite some fancy footwork on both ends of the pitch. It wasn’t until five minutes into extra time that tournament MVP Darius Chester fired a low shot across Sundyah Grandison, who was awarded best goalkeeper of the tournament, to give St. Agnes the deserved victory.In the third-place playoff, Soesdyke Primary defeated Tucville by a similar margin with the lone goal being netted in the ninth minute of extra time by Jaden Tasher.Jamal Fraser of 2018 Champions, St. Pius, scored the most goals in the tournament; a tally of 18; himself along with Grandison and Chester, received an android tablet each for their standout performances in the eight edition of the tournament.last_img read more

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Students Talk Back panel takes on public transportation

first_imgStudents and panelists convened for the weekly Students Talk Back forum hosted by the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics to discuss the future of public transportation in California and challenges faced by the state to fund ongoing projects.Wednesday’s panel featured Tony Strickland, former California state senator from the 19th district; Darin Chidsey, director of strategy, policy and public affairs for the Southern California Association of Governments; Alex Kludjian, president of USC College Republicans; and Nathaniel Haas, columnist for the Daily Trojan.The forum was moderated by Dan Schnur, executive director of the Unruh Institute, and Emma Peplow, news editor of the Daily Trojan.Chidsey opened the discussion by providing background on few of the challenges that the state of California has faced in delivering practical, time-effective public transportation options. In his work with Southern California Association of Governments, Chidsey assists in the creation of a “Regional Transportation Plan” that the organization releases every four years, outlining solutions to reduce traffic congestion.“There are going to be four million new people in Southern California over the next 20 years. That’s a tremendous [number] of people that are going to be operating primarily on the existing roadways,” Chidsey said. “Over the last several decades, there hasn’t been a real plan to add more lane capacities in much of Southern California.”Chidsey named the large geographic size of the Southern Calfiornia region and its six counties as an obstacle to creating comprehensive transportation reform. One priority identified was the coordination of the location of new housing construction and transportation investment.Next, Stickland provided historical context for Los Angeles’ transportation problems.“Los Angeles was built around the automobile … The joke in Southern California is the mass transit that the masses don’t use,” said Strickland, who served as a legislator-in-residence for the Unruh Institute last year. “In the legislature, in my opinion, [California] missed the boat during the 1970s by a philosophy that said ‘if you don’t build, people won’t come.’ Well, people still came.”Stickland named poor infrastructure — not only in transportation, but also in energy and water — as a challenge that the state has faced in light of the population explosion that has occurred over the past thirty years.The panelists spoke about public-private partnerships as a way to fill gaps in funding for major infrastructure projects such as the high-speed rail project, which is expected to cost $68 billion. The price of this project has increased significantly since citizens authorized high-speed rail construction several years ago in a ballot initiative.Kludjian argued that a high-speed rail is not a major concern of most Southern California residents.“I have major doubts about the viability of this particular high-speed rail project,” said Kludjian, a senior majoring in political science. “I have a lot of uncertainty supporting a project that has a lot of holes in its funding sources. It’s not unprecedented for large infrastructure projects to not be completely funded, but when it is on the scale of $68 billion dollars … I feel like resources could be better diverted to issues that actually affect residents in a tangible way.”The panel then transitioned to a discussion of the rise of rideshare programs such as Uber, Lyft and SideCar. Rideshares are seen to improve public safety by reducing the occurrence of drunk driving and provide an easy part-time employment option. Taxi companies have pushed back against ridesharing programs, however, because they do not share the same regulatory burden as taxis.Chidsey expressed support for ridesharing programs“[My organization] looks at ride-sharing as one of those things that’s a great complement to the system that already exists. Going back 20 or 30 years, transportation planners have always talked about carpooling and ridesharing,” Chidsey said. “Those same ideas that have been talked about for decades, there’s now a private industry solution that’s using tech to connect people in new ways.”Though rideshares might present a viable substitute for public transportation options, Haas argued that companies like Uber and Lyft have a few drawbacks.“Just because its cheaper, doesn’t mean that we should automatically treat Uber like Jesus arriving on Palm Sunday … There are a couple of real concerns.”Haas explained that the company has been known to lower its prices at the disadvantage of drivers, in order to attract more riders. Even drivers who work for Uber full-time do not earn sufficient wages to cover living expenses, according to Haas.“[Working for] Uber’s a great job, but it is one that comes without health insurance … [and] without a lot of the other benefit packages that most employees working for a major company in a good full-time job receive. These are things to remain cognizant of, but these aren’t reasons why Uber should go away or why we should oppose it,” Haas said.The next Students Talk Back will be held April 8, and will examine the topic of the 2016 presidential race.last_img read more

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USC hoping to continue recent surge

first_imgWhen a team is in the middle of a six-game winning streak, most coaches are content to keep the starting lineup the way it is to avoid fixing something that’s not broken.Reinforcement · Sophomore middle blocker Alexis Olgard, who had offseason knee surgery, saw her first action this season last weekend against Colorado. She is now challenging senior Lauren Williams and freshman Hannah Schraer for a starting position. – Daily Trojan file photoBut ahead of this weekend’s conference matchups on the road against Arizona and Arizona State, USC coach Mick Haley is encouraging position battles for three of his team’s six starting spots.“I’m kind of in a different type of dilemma,” Haley said. “We’ve got good rhythm right now and we’re moving forward, but we can’t just sit pat.”The No. 5 USC women’s volleyball team (11-3, 6-1) will travel to Tucson, Ariz., on Friday to play the Wildcats (10-5, 2-4), who USC has beaten in eight of the teams’ last 10 meetings. The two losses, however, have come in the last three years and on the Wildcats’ home court.Afterward, USC will travel to Tempe, Ariz., to play the Sun Devils (4-11, 0-6) on Saturday, who the Women of Troy have also dominated in recent years.The Women of Troy have won 29 of their last 30 matches against Arizona State, with the lone loss coming last year when the Sun Devils scored an upset at home.But Haley seems confident enough in his team to spread out playing time during USC’s trip through the Grand Canyon State.“You could see some changes [in the starting lineup] yet again,” Haley said. “We have to start working in people who have been working hard in practice and keep building the team for December.”The main spots that could see new faces in the starting lineup are the two middle blocker positions and one of the outside hitter starting spots.Freshman Hannah Schraer and senior Lauren Williams currently start at middle blocker, but they will be challenged by sophomore Alexis Olgard, who started 25 matches last year and is on the verge of returning to full strength after battling offseason knee surgery and mononucleosis.“[Olgard] is right on course to be challenging for a [starting spot],” Haley said. “She just has to get her legs, timing and all of that into the speed of the game. We’re playing at a really fast pace right now.”Meanwhile, sophomores Sara Shaw and Kirby Burnham have been battling all year for the outside hitter starting spot.“To have someone else pushing you makes you want [to play] even more,” Shaw said. “So it’s good that [Burnham] and I are competing and really fighting for that [starting] spot because we both really want it.”Shaw took over as the squad’s six-match winning streak started, but Haley said that Burnham has been showing improvement in recent practices.Lengthy position battles could hurt the chemistry of some teams, but neither Haley nor the players seem worried about that possibility.“I think competition for positions is healthy, as long as everybody is positive about it,” Haley said. “And so far all of the team members have been great about this.”The players agreed. The competition for starting positions should only bolster team unity.“We definitely have interchangeable parts,” Schraer said. “It’s really great now in practice to have more competition for the spots. Overall, that will really strengthen our team. Whoever plays will get the job done.”USC tips off against Arizona tonight at 7 p.m. and against Arizona State on Saturday at 8 p.m.last_img read more

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