Half-time: Chelsea 1 Manchester City 1

first_imgDavid Silva equalised for Manchester City in the big game at Stamford Bridge three minutes after Loic Remy had put the hosts ahead.Remy, in for the suspended Diego Costa, side-footed home four minutes before the break.Branislav Ivanovic crossed to Eden Hazard, whose low ball across the face of goal enabled Remy to take his tally for the season to five.Premier League leaders Chelsea, who are without the injured Cesc Fabregas, will go eight points clear of second-placed City if they win.But they were pegged back just before the interval, Silva diverting Sergio Aguero’s shot into the net after Thibaut Courtois had failed to clear Jesus Navas’ cross.City had threatened during a frenetic start and Aguero had their best early chance.After Chelsea appealed in vain for a penalty for a handball by Martin Demichelis, City cleared and Blues skipper John Terry misjudged the long ball, allowing Ageuro through on goal only for the striker to shoot wide.Earlier, Chelsea keeper Courtois kept out a strike from Navas and rare mistakes by Ivanovic twice almost led to a City goal.Fernandinho’s deflected shot flew just wide after Ivanovic had given the ball away and the Serbian defender found himself in trouble again when James Milner robbed him and teed up Aguero, whose effort was parried by Courtois.Chelsea began to get a foothold in the game and Terry sent a header wide before they eventually broke the deadlock.But City responded swiftly to leave the game finely poised.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Rains supportive as Ohio crop progress continues

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Timely rains helped some corn and soybean fields last week, according to Cheryl Turner, State Statistician, USDA NASS, Ohio Field Office. There were 5.0 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending August 25. The perimeter of the State received much of the rainfall while counties across the middle of the State received fewer showers. Overall, the State received slightly higher than normal amounts of rainfall. Temperatures and base 50 growing degree days were slightly higher than normal levels as well. Topsoil moisture rated adequate and surplus saw a 2 percentage point increase from the previous week while subsoil moisture rated adequate and surplus saw a 3 point decrease. Corn, soybeans, oats, and hay all continued to lag behind the 5-year average progress in all categories listed. Rainfall was a blessing as 52 percent of corn was in dough stage and 70 percent of soybeans were setting pods. Even with the timely rains, corn rated in good to excellent condition was 31 percentage points below the 5-year average rating and soybeans rated in good to excellent condition was 29 points below the 5-year average rating. Oat harvest and the second cutting of alfalfa were very close to completion.The full report is available here.last_img read more

#KicksStalker: LeBron channels his inner Mamba, rocks Kobes in practice

first_imgLATEST STORIES Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV James’ selection of his Fade to Black, though, is almost calculated as teammates Tristan Thompson and Kevin Love also wore their own pair.Other Nike athletes that time also wore their own pair of Kobe 11 Fade to Black like Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman and Dallas Wings point guard Skylar Diggins.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Star ousts Rain or Shine, books semis berth BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR View comments MOST READ This, though, wasn’t the first time The King rocked a pair of his older contemporary.In fact, James has worn Bryant’s signature shoes several times already.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutPhoto from the Cleveland Cavaliers’ Official Twitter account.Back in February of 2016, James rocked a pair of Kobe 11 Black History Months during the Cavaliers’ pregame shootaround before their game against Charlotte.Then James paid tribute to the Mamba when he wore a pair of Kobe 11 Fade to Black in the Cavaliers’ last regular season game in 2016. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Photo from NBA.com Twitter account.LeBron James has three signature lines with Nike, but in preparation for Cleveland’s third game against Golden State in the NBA Finals, the King donned a pair outside of his name.The four-time MVP decided to sport a pair of Kobe 11 EM “Barcelona” during the Cavaliers’ practice at Quicken Loans Arena a day before Game 3 and with Cleveland down 0-2 in the series.ADVERTISEMENT BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCPlast_img read more

NFL Admits Concussion Link

first_imgWASHINGTON  — An NFL official has acknowledged a link between football and the brain disease CTE for the first time.Jeff Miller, the NFL’s Senior Vice President for Health and Safety, spoke about the connection during an appearance March 14 at a Congressional committee’s round-table discussion about concussions.Rep.  (D-Illinois) asked Miller: “Do you think there is a link between football and degenerative brain disorders like CTE?”Miller began by referencing the work of Boston University neuropathologist Dr. Ann McKee, who has found CTE in the brains of 90 former pro football players.“Well, certainly, Dr. McKee’s research shows that a number of retired NFL players were diagnosed with CTE, so the answer to that question is certainly ‘yes,’ but there are also a number of questions that come with that,” Miller said.Schakowsky repeated the question: “Is there a link?”“Yes. Sure,” Miller responded.The NFL had not previously linked playing football to chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a disease linked to repeated brain trauma and associated with symptoms such as memory loss, depression and progressive dementia. It can only be detected after death. Among the players found to have CTE in their brains were Hall of Famers Junior Seau and Ken Stabler.During Super Bowl week, Dr. Mitch Berger, a member of the NFL’s Head, Neck and Spine Committee, would not draw a direct line from football to CTE.Miller appeared at a roundtable discussion of concussions before the House Committee on Energy & Commerce. ESPN first reported Miller’s appearance before the committee.Last month, Berger, Chair of the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of California-San Francisco, repeatedly said that while the types of degenerative changes to the brain associated with CTE have been found in late football players, such signs have also been found “in all spectrums of life.”Tao, a protein that indicates the presence of CTE, “is found in brains that have traumatic injuries,” Berger said, “whether it’s from football, whether it’s from car accidents, whether it’s from gunshot wounds, domestic violence — it remains to be seen.”Miller said he was “not going to speak for Dr. Berger” when asked by Schakowsky about those comments.Just before Miller spoke, McKee was asked the same question about the link between hits in football and CTE. She responded “unequivocally” there is, and went into details about her research findings.Miller told the committee that the issue’s entire scope needs to be addressed.“You asked the question whether I thought there was a link,” he said. “Certainly based on Dr. McKee’s research, there’s a link, because she’s found CTE in a number of retired football players. I think that the broader point, and the one that your question gets to, is what that necessarily means and where do we go from here with that information.”TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more