Mauricio Pochettino: Tottenham will concentrate on own performance

first_img Spurs are on track to finish in the top four for the first time since 2012 but their thunder could be stolen if their bitter north London rivals win the league. Pochettino, however, is not bothered if the Gunners are crowned champions and quoted Britney Spears’ single with Will.I.Am – ‘Scream and Shout’ – to demonstrate the point. Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino wants his players to heed the words of Britney Spears and ignore Arsenal’s title challenge this season. “I think it’s like what Britney Spears and Will.I.Am sing: ‘everybody in the club, all eyes on us, all eyes on us’,” Pochettino said. “Because it’s not important what Arsenal do. For me it’s important to assess our season and how we can compare with us not how we compare with another team. “If you finish in the top four it’s a success because it means we will have improved on last season. “Expectation can develop depending on how the season goes. But I was confident and I still am confident with the squad that we have.” Tottenham can climb to third on Saturday if they beat Norwich and Manchester City lose at home to Sunderland. The Boxing Day match at White Hart Lane kicks off the busy Christmas period, which sees Spurs visit in-form Watford 48 hours later, but Pochettino suggested he will not rotate his key players. “Today it is not a decision to rest them because they are fresh,” Pochettino said. “Last season we played December 26, 28 and January 1 and we didn’t change too much. “It’s all about how we assess players after games, if we detect players need to rest maybe we change.” Danny Rose is available again after missing last weekend’s win over Southampton through illness while Ryan Mason has also recovered from an ankle injury. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

NHL, players approve deal to resume season Aug. 1, extend CBA

first_img July 10, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNEW YORK (AP) — NHL, players approve deal to resume season Aug. 1, extend CBA. NHL, players approve deal to resume season Aug. 1, extend CBAcenter_img Associated Press last_img

Q&A with Team Brotherly Love’s assistant coach Danny Holdsman

first_img Published on July 28, 2019 at 12:01 am Contact Andrew: [email protected] | @CraneAndrew Boeheim’s Army, the Syracuse alumni team, will face Team Brotherly Love in The Basketball Tournament’s regional final tomorrow at 2 p.m. for a spot in the eight-team final for a $2 million prize. Brotherly Love knocked off Armored Athletes, 90-82, in one semifinal, while BA defeated Gael Nation 84-74 behind Eric Devendorf’s 20 points Saturday afternoon. Before tip-off at Onondaga Community College’s SRC Arena, Team Brotherly Love assistant coach Danny Holdsman answered some questions from the The Daily Orange about Boeheim’s Army’s next opponent.The Daily Orange: What is something that everyone should know about Team Brotherly Love? What’s allowed this roster to click so far?Danny Holdsman: These guys have been together well before I got involved with the team. I think the core group of guys are going on, I want to say, their fifth or sixth summer together coached and organized by Tony Paris, who’s a workout guy in the Philly area. It’s guys who either grew up or played college ball in the area. A couple Drexel guys — Frantz Massenat, Samme Givens, Shannon started his career there, Samme’s brother. Ramone Moore, Semaj Inge played at Temple. Michael Ringgold and Novar Gadson played together at Rider. Wayne Marshall played at Temple, predated Rumon and Samaj.And then the new addition to the roster this year is Maurice Watson Jr., who finished his college career at Creighton, but is another guy from the Philly area. The main connect between everyone is Philadelphia in some aspect — be that growing up, playing college ball there, or both — and led by Tony Paris, who grew up in Brooklyn but has moved to the Philly area and kind of worked his basketball career there. And then this year, I got involved with them. So long story short, that’s Team Brotherly Love.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textD.O.: Out of those players you named, who’s one to keep an eye on and who’s an underdog that has the potential to break out?D.H.: I was talking to a friend earlier today, and I said that Frantz Massenat and Novar Gadson are the two best players you’ve never heard of. Just in the sense that the guys played mid-major college basketball, haven’t spent any time in the NBA but have been quietly killing it overseas for years and have shown that in TBT, at least over the past two years — the Talladega Knights and now this team. Samme Givens is another one of those guys that has been consistently lighting it up.The underdog guy I would probably have to say it’s between Shannon Givens and Maurice Watson Jr., two of our smaller guards off the bench. Both have the ability to be spark plugs and haven’t really broken out yet in the tournament compared to what I’ve seen them do. I think those two guys could have big games.D.O.: What’s the key to stopping Boeheim’s Army tomorrow? Was there anything you noticed over the past two days that work particularly well?D.H.: Devendorf is the engine that makes the team move, that gets the crowd involved. So I think you have to get out to a quick start to limit the crowd and along with that comes stopping Devendorf from getting going like he did today against Gael Nation. I think clearly Jordan Crawford’s a great scorer, he’s going to take a lot so you have to try to not let him make a lot. And then other than that, it’s just finding ways to get good shots in that 2-3.D.O.: Any mention of prior losses or connections with Boeheim’s Army leading up to tomorrow’s game? D.H.: I would say two things on that point. I think the thing they’re most looking forward to — and myself included — is the opportunity to play a game in an atmosphere like that with those kinds of stakes. To kind of come in and play the enemy in a hostile crowd and try to pull off the win. And then the second thing I would say on that is we spent some time getting ready for this week scrimmaging and playing with some different guys, and a couple of them were from Team Foe, the other Philly TBT team in the past who actually, I want to say it was a quarterfinal game a few years back, had a big lead on Boeheim’s Army and blew that away. So when they kind of talked and realized we were in the same region, I think those guys were kind of looking forward to us getting the chance to play Boeheim’s as well and kind of get revenge for their part.D.O.: Is there anything that hasn’t clicked over the past couple days for Team Brotherly Love that needs to tomorrow? D.H.: I think we need to do our best to limit turnovers, which we didn’t do well game one against Playing for Jimmy V. I think we had 20 turnovers in that game. I don’t know the stats off the top of my head from today, but I’m sure it was less turnovers. So, I think just continuing to do that. And then the second thing would just be make free throws. We shot pretty poorly in both of the first two games, so just guys got to be able to put in the free ones if you’re going to win a game like tomorrow. So hopefully we can turn that around. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

NFL Week 16 coverage map: TV schedule for CBS, Fox regional broadcasts

first_imgThe NFL coverage map for Week 16 makes clear what CBS and Fox consider the best games Sunday’s NFL TV schedule has to offer. That’s the case for both viewing windows this week.The vast majority of the country will be presented Ravens at Browns on CBS at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday, the network’s game of the week with its No. 1 broadcast crew featuring Tony Romo and Jim Nantz. Likewise, Fox will present most of its viewers Saints at Titans in the early afternoon slot. The network’s game of the week, naturally, is Cowboys at Eagles in the late Sunday afternoon window. Late Fox games MORE: Watch NFL games live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)There are no TV market blackouts this week, but Week 16 is unique in that it presents a couple extra national TV games. There are three games scheduled for Saturday — Texans at Buccaneers at 1 p.m. ET, Bills at Patriots at 4:30 p.m. ET and Rams at 49ers at 8:15 p.m. ET — and all will be broadcast nationally on NFL Network.Below are the full NFL coverage maps for Week 16, plus a list of major TV markets and the CBS and Fox games that will be presented in each on Sunday.WEEK 16 NFL PICKS:Against the spread | Straight-up predictionsNFL coverage map Week 16(NFL coverage maps courtesy of Fox games (506sports) (506sports) Early and late CBS games Ravens at Browns (1 p.m. ET)Steelers at Jets (1 p.m. ET)Bengals at Dolphins (1 p.m. ET)Raiders at Chargers (4:05 p.m. ET)Lions at Broncos (4:05 p.m. ET)Fox coverageSaints at Titans (1 p.m. ET)Giants at Redskins (1 p.m. ET)Panthers at Colts (1 p.m. ET)Jaguars at Falcons (1 p.m. ET)Cowboys at Eagles (4:25 p.m. ET)Cardinals at Seahawks (4:25 p.m. ET)MORE WEEK 16:Playoff picture | Clinching scenariosList of Week 16 NFL games by TV market(TV markets listed in order by size)MarketCBS earlyFox earlyCBS lateFox lateNew YorkSteelers at JetsGiants at Redskins-Cowboys at EaglesLos Angeles-Saints at TitansRaiders at ChargersCowboys at EaglesChicagoRavens at BrownsSaints at Titans-Cowboys at EaglesPhiladelphiaSteelers at JetsSaints at Titans-Cowboys at EaglesDallas-Ft. WorthRavens at BrownsSaints at Titans-Cowboys at EaglesSan Francisco/Bay area-Saints at TitansRaiders at ChargersCardinals at SeahawksWashington D.C.Ravens at BrownsGiants at Redskins-Cowboys at EaglesHoustonRavens at BrownsSaints at Titans-Cowboys at EaglesBostonRavens at BrownsSaints at Titans-Cowboys at EaglesAtlanta-Jaguars at FalconsRaiders at ChargersCowboys at EaglesPhoenixRavens at BrownsSaints at Titans-Cardinals at SeahawksTampa/St. PetersburgRavens at BrownsSaints at Titans-Cowboys at EaglesSeattleRavens at BrownsSaints at Titans-Cardinals at SeahawksDetroit-Saints at TitansLions at BroncosCowboys at EaglesMinneapolis-St. PaulRavens at BrownsSaints at Titans-Cowboys at EaglesMiamiBengals at DolphinsSaints at Titans-Cowboys at EaglesDenver-Saints at TitansLions at BroncosCowboys at EaglesOrlandoRavens at BrownsJaguars at Falcons-Cowboys at EaglesClevelandRavens at BrownsSaints at Titans-Cowboys at EaglesSacramento-Saints at TitansRaiders at ChargersCardinals at SeahawksCharlotte-Panthers at ColtsRaiders at ChargersCowboys at EaglesPortlandRavens at BrownsSaints at Titans-Cardinals at SeahawksSt. LouisRavens at BrownsSaints at Titans-Cowboys at EaglesPittsburghSteelers at JetsSaints at Titans-Cowboys at EaglesIndianapolis-Panthers at ColtsRaiders at ChargersCowboys at EaglesBaltimoreRavens at BrownsGiants at Redskins-Cowboys at EaglesRaleigh-DurhamRavens at BrownsPanthers at Colts-Cowboys at EaglesNashville-Saints at TitansRaiders at ChargersCowboys at EaglesSan Diego-Saints at TitansRaiders at ChargersCowboys at EaglesSalt Lake CityRavens at BrownsSaints at Titans-Cowboys at EaglesSan AntonioRavens at BrownsSaints at Titans-Cowboys at EaglesKansas CityRavens at BrownsSaints at Titans-Cowboys at EaglesColumbusRavens at BrownsSaints at Titans-Cowboys at EaglesMilwaukeeRavens at BrownsSaints at Titans-Cowboys at EaglesCincinnatiBengals at DolphinsSaints at Titans-Cowboys at EaglesLas Vegas-Saints at TitansRaiders at ChargersCowboys at EaglesJacksonvilleRavens at BrownsJaguars at Falcons-Cowboys at EaglesOklahoma CityRavens at BrownsSaints at Titans-Cowboys at EaglesNew Orleans-Saints at TitansRaiders at ChargersCowboys at EaglesMemphisRavens at BrownsSaints at Titans-Cowboys at EaglesBuffaloRavens at BrownsSaints at Titans-Cowboys at Eagles (506sports) TV schedule for Saturday NFL gamesGameTimeTVTexans at Buccaneers1 p.m. ETNFL Network, fuboTVBills at Patriots4:30 p.m. ETNFL Network, fuboTVRams at 49ers8:15 p.m. ETNFL Network, fuboTVTV schedule for Sunday NFL Week 16 gamesCBS coveragelast_img read more