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first_imgBy accessing this photo library, you agree to the Media Club South Africa photo library terms and conditions of use.Click on a thumbnail for a low-resolution image, or right-click on the link below it to download a high-resolution copy of the image.PEOPLE: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 Cape Town, Western Capeprovince: Coky Mziwandi,a car guard at CliftonSecond Beach. Photo: Jeffrey Barbee, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Cape Town, Western Capeprovince: Coky Mziwandi,a car guard at CliftonSecond Beach. Photo: Jeffrey Barbee, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Cape Town, Western Capeprovince: dog-walking on thepromenade at Sea Point. Photo: Jeffrey Barbee, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Cape Town, Western Capeprovince: Mohamed Isaacsonpulls a power slide on hisBMX bike in the suburb ofBo Kaap. Photo: Jeffrey Barbee, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Cape Town, Western Capeprovince: youngsters hangout outside their home inthe suburb of Bo Kaap. Photo: Jeffrey Barbee, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Cape Town, Western Capeprovince: Samuel Kalule,Peter Kanyerere, and anunnamed friend sell theircrafts at Camps Bay Beach. Photo: Jeffrey Barbee, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Cape Town, Western Capeprovince: a motorcyclist onCamps Bay Drive. Photo: Jeffrey Barbee, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Cape Town, Western Capeprovince: from left, NicoleMarais, Chase van Aardt,Judith Lettier and Joy vanAardt relax on CliftonSecond Beach. Photo: Jeffrey Barbee, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Cape Town, Western Capeprovince: Chase van Aardtand Judith Lettier relaxon Clifton Second Beach. Photo: Jeffrey Barbee, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image PEOPLE: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15Having trouble downloading high-resolution images? Queries about the image library?Email Mary Alexander at [email protected]last_img read more

Game 2 loss blessing in disguise for newly-crowned Blue Eaglets

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa MOST READ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIt may not have been a perfect season for Ateneo, but for coach Joe Silva, winning the UAAP Season 80 juniors’ basketball championship still tastes sweet no matter how you win it.“All we wanted to do is to win the championship, whether we had to sweep or do it the hard way,” he said after the Blue Eaglets claimed the title with a 63-58 Game 3 win over the NU Bullpups on Friday. “All our main focus, our main direction was to win a championship.”ADVERTISEMENT “Fortunately, we lost,” he said as the Blue Eaglets once again focused on what they need to do to accomplish their set goal. “We needed that, not just in basketball, but in terms of the character of the boys. At least, the boys were humbled down.”Silva saw the differences—from the practices to the bus ride to the venue, to moments before Game 3 started — that Ateneo is hell-bent on bagging its first title in three years.“We had the right mindset coming into this game. We really knew that we wanted the championship,” he said.And just like the last time he hoisted the trophy with his Blue Eaglets, Silva still revels in the celebration of this recent success.“We took the same route but its a different cast of characters, different experiences. Both are fulfilling,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: 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 City Stephen Curry shatters hotel table after golf blunder LATEST STORIES Read Next Finishing with a perfect 14-0 sweep of the eliminations, Ateneo seemed poised to complete the rare perfect season.As much as Silva and the players tried to downplay the situation, they knew that eventually, the streak would get in their heads — something which happened in Game 2, when the Blue Eaglets fell for the first time, 70-67, last Tuesday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“If I’ll mention in Game 2, I felt that the sweep got in our heads. We didn’t play well,” he admitted.But Silva looked at it as a blessing in disguise—a much-needed humbling experience for Ateneo. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving AFP official booed out of forum View commentslast_img read more

Francis Fukuyama & Chandran Nair on Modernism at India Today Conclave 2007

first_img“Modernisation is under attack”Francis FukuyamaFrancis FukuyamaProfessor, Johns Hopkins UniversityI want to talk about four important ways in which my thesis on the End of History may either be challenged or may have to be modified by developments that have happened since it was initially articulated at the end of the,”Modernisation is under attack”Francis FukuyamaFrancis FukuyamaProfessor, Johns Hopkins UniversityI want to talk about four important ways in which my thesis on the End of History may either be challenged or may have to be modified by developments that have happened since it was initially articulated at the end of the 1980s. The first has to do with the challenge of Islamic ideology; the second has to do with the problem of democracy at an international level; the third has to do with the problem of weak states’ governance and poverty; and the final issue has to deal with the question of technology.For the 150 years through the end of the Cold War’ most progressive intellectuals around the world believed that there would be an end of history. They believed the end point of history would be some form of a communist or socialist utopia. My argument was that’ given the way that events were shaping up in the world’ the end point of history would not be communism but some form of what the Marxists called bourgeois liberal democracy and some form of market economy.The modernisation story that my thesis dealt on is still very much the dominant one in global politics. We focus on troubled areas like the Middle East’ but the reality is that the two largest countries in the world-China and India-are among the fastest growing and most rapidly modernising. Obviously’ China has an authoritarian model of modernisation and the question is whether liberal democracy will eventually emerge as China becomes richer.advertisementNow’ the problem obviously is that the world is bifurcated between a part that is developing rapidly and successfully and a part that is stuck in a certain sense’ and that includes sub Saharan Africa’ many parts of the Middle East and Latin America. My former teacher Samuel Huntington has argued that the fundamental differences between countries will remain despite the level of modernisation and that culture will remain the ultimate barrier and source of conflict among them. I would argue that this is not the case because there are’ in fact’ powerful unifying forces that precede as a result of the modernisation process itself. India is perhaps the best illustration of that. If you look at the cultural conditions that many people have argued were necessary for democracy to take off’ India meets almost none of them. It is a divided country ethnically’ linguistically’ religiously’ in social caste terms and yet democracy has functioned in this country though modern democracy was not invented in India.THE ISLAMIST IDEOLOGY IS PROFOUNDLY ANTI-MODERN AND ILLIBERAL AND THE SOURCE OF JEHADIST TERRORISM. What are the challenges modernisation faces today? The first has to do with Islam and the Muslim world in general which has been an exception to the general pattern of modernisation. There are Muslim democracies-Indonesia and Turkey have developed democratic institutions-but in the Arab world there has been a democratic deficit. This is not’ in my view’ a projection of the religion Islam. This is a very specific ideology that grows out of very specific circumstances. But this ideology is profoundly anti-modern and illiberal and is the source of a lot of Jehadist terrorism that both India and other countries have suffered from. I believe this challenge is not as serious as the one that was posed by Communism because’ among other things’ it is not an ideology that appeals to people who are not culturally Muslim to begin with. Then there are the contradictions of living in a society dominated by clerical hierarchy. It is simply not compatible with the kinds of institutions that are needed to live well and to develop in a globalised world.The second issue is democratic deficit. We do not have adequate set of democratic institutions at an international level that provide effective and collective action and accountability and’ therefore’ legitimacy when countries need to work together. This has become a particular problem given the position of the United States on the global stage. The institutions that we have at a global level are not adequate to deal with this problem. The United Nations is a noble effort’ but it was designed as ultimately a weak institution that gives veto power to the five’ essentially the five victors of World War II.The third issue has to do with governance and development. There is a nice story that you can tell about how increasing per capita GDP will create pressure for democracy. I suggested that it may be the case in China’s future. And if you look for the single reason why countries in sub Saharan Africa or in Latin America or in other parts of the developing world remain poor’ it is primarily due to the lack of good’ strong’ capable public institutions that can provide public goods and services to their citizens. I think India and China had been able to take off as a result of policy changes again because they both were blessed with strong state institutions. Perhaps a little bit too strong and too intrusive in some cases.advertisementThe final challenge is technology. We have been fortunate till now that technological advance has been able to solve a lot of the problems that technology itself produces. It is not guaranteed to do the same in the future. The chief issue that many people today worry about-global warm-ing-is a good example. It’s not clear if there are technological solutions given some of the dire predictions about global warming come true. Weapons of mass destruction are another case where you have had profound democratisation. Bio-technology is a complicated threat because the good things and the bad things are profoundly mixed and so it is very hard to say that you don’t want new genetic medicines that may help us live longer and cure diseases. But it also raises very profound ethical questions about social control and the possibility of social engineering.If we don’t address these challenges now’ the modernisation story may well end in a global disaster. You need statesmanship’ you need participation by democratic public’ and you need a world in which individuals feel empowered to actually take control of the development of their own lives through politics. And that is the world’ I hope’ will emerge’ but is one that’ I think’ is a challenge.”Fight Western nonsense”Chandran NairChandran NairFounder & CEO Global Institute for TomorrowI am a bit of an internationalist. I am citizen of the world. I was born in Malaysia and the Indians would know that my parents came from Kerala. So what is history really? I think we can all have various definitions of what history is and argue about it. My favourite is to take two bits of definitions. Voltaire said it’s fables agreed and Winston Churchill said it’s the victor’s story. My definition is the victor’s fables all agreed. It is not our version. That is why it is called His Story. History is always written by others’ all the best books on Indian history are primarily written by foreigners. How many of us even know the number of Indians who died serving the Raj in the World War II? Every time they commemorate the War in Europe’ I am astonished that none of the Indians say: Hey we paid a heavy price too.A lot of what has been said about the end of history is defined by narrow views of the world. It also depends on how arrogant you are in terms of not acknowledging what you don’t know. I would always be fascinated by those who talk about Islam but don’t have Muslim friends.advertisementOur views of the world are tempered by our experiences and the ideological rings we draw around us. Our best and brightest sought intellectual legitimacy in Western institutions. You went to Harvard and you were king. But if you went to the University of Rawalpindi or Trivandrum’ who cared? And then there is the tyranny of English. How many Japanese business leaders do you know who can stand up in a forum like this and speak to all of you? How many Chinese do you know? Indians’ I know’ are many but if you speak in a strong Indian accent’ nobody is going to take you seriously.  Because of our colonial history many of us feel that we are still being treated as such even in the global economy. Didn’t every one in India feel a sense of great pride and payback when Ratan Tata and his group bought an Anglo-Dutch company? The Indian media was flushed with a sense of nationalism. How many of us noticed the disproportionate publicity given when more than 250 Indians died one week after the anniversary of the London bombings? BBC and CNN had five days of coverage about the bombing’ but when the Indians died’ there was one day of vague reporting. Why? We have ourselves to blame. We have ceded intellectual leadership to the West and that is dangerous.I WOULD ALWAYS BE FASCINATED BY THOSE WHO TALK ABOUT ISLAMIC THREAT BUT DO NOT HAVE MUSLIM FRIENDS. I know the World Economic Forum is the place where the Indian IT gurus and the wealthy are invited. Ten years ago they did not want Indians. Today the world needs us’ needs us to engage. We don’t need to be told that the world is flat because Thomas Friedman came here for a week’ met his IT friends and ate some flat dosas. Would his worldview be different if he had some idlies for breakfast?The bold new world would need to take care of six problems. First’ historical injustices. I wish the US stays out of the Middle East. I am staggered by the number of people who say Iraq is a misadventure. Half a million people dead and you call it just a misadventure? Foreign policy or misadventure? The second problem is unfair trade practices. The third one is unequal distribution of wealth. The ADB said two months ago the seeds of mutual destruction would be sown in China and India with their huge disparity in wealth.Poor governance is the next. Many of us in Asia can’t stand up and say we have instituted strong governance but weak institutions.The fifth challenge is religious intolerance. My world is not shaped by what Christians do to Christianity and what Islam thinks of itself or what they think of each other.And the last and the most important challenge to the brave new world is ecological impact-from climate change to the destruction of natural system. And we are not equipped to deal with it. Dealing with scarcity is going to be one of the greatest geo-political issues of the world.As we create a new world’ let’s have a think tank that will challenge the nonsense emanating from neo-conservatives and others. Let’s build stronger institutions of learning and governance. We need media too-an Al Jazeera in Asia. Before Indian and Chinese companies buy more steel and chemical firms’ can we create an Asian media group so that we are not seduced by what CNN and BBC have to say?DiscussionQ 1: What will happen to China? When wealth comes to a person, he wants freedom. Will China go through democratic institutionalisation?Q 2: Do you think we are using the words Islamic fundamentalism and Jehad very loosely?Q 3: It has been mentioned that good governance can come only within the context of liberal democracy. It is a widely held view that the root cause of misrule in India is its democratic politics and China plays a bigger role in global economy because of its communist government.Fukuyama: In China there will be pressure for greater participation and recognition of citizens and accountability. But what specific form that accountability takes, will be up to the Chinese to determine themselves. It’ll be probably a set of institution that will be uniquely tailored to the particular traditions that China has experienced. On the question of terminology about Islamist extremism, the terminology, I think, is very important because you are actually talking about certain very minority positions within the larger world of Islam. We don’t have to have a democracy to have good governance. One of the characteristics of a lot of East Asian fast developers was that they had authoritarian governments that were developmentally oriented, and had a high degree of technocratic capability that could keep corruption within certain limits and, therefore, promote long term rapid development. However, you cannot get good governance unless you have basic accountability. I think democracy does have an important role in eventually producing good governance.Nair: In China, there is accountability of a different nature and very few of my Chinese friends talk about democracy. Secondly, I think the language is very important. The moment we start using those loaded terms, more and more people get angry. We need to be very careful. Many of us use language very cheaply without understanding the implications. Finally, when it comes to institutions of delivering what people need, perhaps India has failed. Institutions in China are working a bit better than they are in India.last_img read more

3 days agoJoao Cancelo believes he can win Champions League with Man City

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Joao Cancelo believes he can win Champions League with Man Cityby Paul Vegas3 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveJoao Cancelo believes he can win the Champions League with Manchester City. Cancelo joined City from Juventus in the summer and, after a settling-in period at the Etihad, he is set for a fourth successive start tonight against Atalanta.”I’ve been aiming to win this competition since I was a child,” Cancelo said. “I came here because it’s my type of football. Man City is one of the teams that can win the Champions League.”Cancelo has previous experience of Gian Piero Gasperini’s side, having faced them with Juve in Serie A.”I believe we are both strong teams, all the teams in the Champions League are strong teams and I believe it will be a lively, interesting match,” he said.”I hope we will get the three points because if we get up to nine points it will put us in a secure position in the group.” last_img read more

Senior mens tennis aces show love for the game

As the Ohio State men’s tennis team enters its last team competition of the 2010–11 season Friday, its three graduating seniors look to lead their team one final time during the NCAA Team Championship Tournament. Senior co-captains Matt Allare, Shuhei Uzawa and Balazs Novak spent the past four years building their leadership skills both on and off the court. “They’re class acts,” coach Ty Tucker said of the trio after the team’s last regular-season match. “They were taught by the guys who came before them, and they really stepped up this season.” All three seniors played doubles this season, but Allare and Novak played singles as well in almost every match they played. Allare was selected last week as one of four Buckeyes who will compete in the NCAA Singles and Doubles Tournament from May 25–30. He is an at-large selection in singles and in doubles with his partner, redshirt freshman Peter Kobelt. Freshman Blaz Rola and junior Chase Buchanan also were selected to play in the singles and doubles championship. Each will play singles in addition to acting as a doubles partner. After OSU had technically won the Big Ten season title in its match against Indiana, Novak didn’t talk about his individual performance when describing the match. “Everyone fought hard and everyone tried their best,” he said following the match. “I’m proud of them.” Allare said at one point during the season that he was “more concerned” with the team as a whole and wanted to win his matches just to benefit the team. In keeping with that spirit, these seniors would like to leave a legacy behind by bringing home OSU’s first-ever men’s tennis national title. “I can’t even put into words what that would mean,” Allare said. It would mean everything, Novak said. Uzawa agreed with both of his teammates. Allare said his underclassman teammates would be just as excited to win the championship “but they have three more years to let it soak in.” “We just need to focus on the first two rounds,” Novak said. “Since we’re not one or two the pressure is not as great.” But Allare added that if they lose, the team is out, meaning their hopes of bringing home the championship are over. “We just need to give it everything we’ve got,” Uzawa said. Whether they win or lose, these seniors will have left a legacy of skill and leadership with the OSU program. “They’ve been great guys,” Tucker said. “We’re gonna miss them.” read more

Opinion Switching sports as a pro is an option in order to

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) briefly took part in the Texas Rangers spring training.Credit: Courtesy of TNSOne thing’s for sure: football isn’t good for your long-term health.As exhibited by the early retirement of former San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland this month, there are better long-term options than repeatedly smashing year head, with or without a helmet. The issue of concussions in football — especially the NFL — has sparked debate far and wide in recent years, with retirements like Borland’s providing a somewhat positive example of a solution.Then there’s the grim incidents related to concussions — like the suicide of Hall of Fame linebacker Junior Seau.Of course any athlete would like to avoid serious brain damage, but many aren’t willing to give up their millions like Borland. NFL players are in the NFL for one obvious reason: they’re good at football. In many cases, they’re better at football than anything else.But that all starts with one thing: athletic talent.So Chris Borland — who played just one year in the NFL — is passing on his most obvious career path early in order to promote his own health later in life.He might have a plan worked out, but it probably won’t be as lucrative as the salary of a star NFL linebacker.If an athlete is talented enough to make it in the NFL, there’s a chance they could stay on the field by switching to a new sport.Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, who has a win and a loss in the past two Super Bowls, has been spending some time with the Texas Rangers during their spring training workouts. Wilson is a former minor league baseball player with major league talent.It’s widely accepted that he’s simply working out with the Rangers — who own his MLB draft rights — for fun. But when it comes to long-term health, wouldn’t Wilson be better off switching to baseball now?My guess is it would only take one player switching sports, especially if that player was in the spotlight as much as Wilson. If the former N.C. State and Wisconsin quarterback decided to hang up his football helmet and grab his baseball glove, he could spark a brand-new trend.There’s no doubt injuries still happen in baseball, but there’s also no doubt injuries to the head are less prevalent.Now I know there are a select few NFL players who could successfully switch to baseball, but if it becomes anything close to a trend, that tendency could trickle down to younger ages.There’s a good chance the only way to eliminate the risk of football-related brain injuries is to quit playing football. If young kids start seeing their football heroes switching sports, they’d be much more likely to pick baseball, basketball, soccer or any other sport over football.Nobody wants one concussion, and the idea of life-altering brain injuries is even worse.I can’t say I want to see football go away completely — I love the sport — but I can say I’d be curious to see what happens if Wilson chose to switch sports full time.Maybe nothing would change, or maybe the next Odell Beckham Jr. — a former United States Men’s National Soccer Team prospect — will be suiting up for the 2022 World Cup instead of Super Bowl LVI. read more

Football No 4 Ohio State releases depth chart ahead of matchup with

Members of the Ohio State football team sing “Carmen Ohio” following the Ohio State-Oregon State game on Sept. 1. Ohio State won 77-31. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo EditorAfter recording wins over Oregon State and Rutgers to start the 2018 season, No. 4 Ohio State released its depth chart ahead of its first ranked game of the season, a neutral-site matchup against No. 15 TCU. After defeating the Scarlet Knights 52-3 on Saturday, the Buckeyes will bring the same depth chart when the team travels to Arlington, Texas. With the same offensive line, Ohio State still has both redshirt junior Mike Weber and sophomore J.K. Dobbins splitting time at running back and redshirt sophomore Luke Farrell and redshirt junior Rashod Berry splitting time at tight end. On defense, sophomore linebacker Baron Browning is still listed as the starter at middle linebacker with redshirt sophomore listed at No. 2 Tuf Borland as he continues to recover from his Achilles injury. At safety, sophomore Isaiah Pryor and redshirt sophomore Jahsen Wint are listed as co-starters alongside junior Jordan Fuller. Ohio State will take on TCU at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX. on Sept. 15 at 8 p.m. read more

Opinion Ohio State mens hockey blew it

Ohio State sophomore goalie Tommy Nappier goes down on one knee during the Buckeyes’ game against Michigan State on March 1. Ohio State won 5-1. Credit: Nick Hudak | For The LanternThe date is Oct. 8. Ohio State men’s hockey comes in at No. 1 in the USCHO.com poll before even playing a game this season.The Buckeyes bring the vast majority of their talent back from the season before, a season where they stunned college hockey on the way to making a Frozen Four run, the second in the program’s history.Sure, Ohio State loses Matthew Weis, the third-best scorer on the team, but Weis was injured throughout the entirety of the NCAA tournament, so the players coming back are well aware of their ability to make it without him.Ohio State loses a strong defenseman in Janik Moser, as well as some solid depth players in Christian Lampasso, Kevin Miller and Luke Stork. But it brings back much, much more.The date is Feb. 9. Ohio State is the No. 2 team in the country on the back of a seven-game win streak, and is playing up to the lofty expectations put before it.Then it all went up in smoke.For a team that had all the talent, all the experience and all the core pieces it needed to not only get back to the Frozen Four, but win it, all it took for Ohio State to throw it all away was losing the chip on its shoulder that it had through the past three seasons.Growing complacent after all but sealing both the Big Ten and their tournament bid, the Buckeyes went 1-6-1 in their final eight games, looking like a shell of their former selves.In 2017, Ohio State squeaked its way into the tournament, a major win for the program in its own right, then took the eventual NCAA runner-up to overtime before falling 3-2.In 2018, the Buckeyes squeaked its way into a No. 1 seed, were still considered the underdog in their region and proceeded to put a beatdown on Denver, the reigning national champions, before losing to the team that would eventually win the tournament.Both of those losses were to Minnesota Duluth. Ohio State would have had to make the final for the potential to play the Bulldogs for a third time.Anyone who watched this team the past six weeks knew that was not going to happen.Through losing six of its final eight games, Ohio State’s consistent offense went missing, its’ even more consistent defense and goaltending turned to swiss cheese and the motivation that was evident throughout the locker room to win the whole thing turned from action to simply words.It seemed the Buckeyes found their wake-up call in the Big Ten tournament, getting embarrassed as the No. 1 seed by Penn State in a 5-1 beatdown on Ohio State’s home ice.Captain and senior forward Mason Jobst saw the lack of drive from his team that day. He thought Ohio State could flip the switch come NCAA tournament time.“If [Penn State] lost tonight, their season was actually over, and as much as I hate to say, maybe we didn’t have that desperation because we kind of knew that we were in the tournament,” Jobst said. “Now, as a senior class, the true desperation is gonna come out … our lives are on the line every single game from here on out.”Ohio State dropped to a No. 3 seed because of its’ late-season struggles, and got a rematch with Denver in the first round, a year after beating the Pioneers 5-1 to advance to the Frozen Four.Denver had the chip on its shoulder the Buckeyes had for the past two seasons. That was gone now, and the Pioneers came out with a 2-0 victory, officially eliminating Ohio State, ruining the program’s greatest chance to win a national championship it has ever had.The Buckeyes only have themselves to blame.The Denver-Ohio State game was a tight one, and one the Buckeyes certainly had a chance to win. Ohio State outshot the Pioneers 24-13, and only gave up one goal prior to pulling sophomore goalie Tommy Nappier.But that’s not really the point. The point is that Ohio State shouldn’t have had to play Denver again, and most certainly not in the first round.The date is March 30. Ohio State should be preparing for its’ second round matchup in the season that this program has dreamed about for the past four years since Jobst’s impressive freshman season, and likely for much longer before that.Instead, the players are forced to watch from afar, only left to think about what went so wrong so fast.Next year, the same high expectations likely won’t be there.Jobst is gone, leaving behind one of the greatest individual legacies the program has ever seen. Joining him is Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year Sasha Larocque, goalie Sean Romeo and key contributors like Dakota Joshua, Freddy Gerard, John Wiitala and Brendon Kearney.This was the year for Ohio State to win its’ first national title.Instead, it was bounced in the first round to a team it thoroughly outplayed a season ago.There was something special about that Frozen Four team in 2018, and it wasn’t necessarily the talent. But this year, with increased talent and increased expectation, the Buckeyes crumbled and faltered, leaving nothing but unknowns about if the players returning for next season can still pick up all the pieces. read more

Kahn Buffon is at PSG to win the Champions League not

first_imgGianluigi Buffon is not at Paris-Saint Germain to play second fiddle and came to win the Champions League, says Oliver KahnBuffon chose to end a 17-year stay with Juventus at the end of last season in favour of a free transfer to PSG.The legendary keeper had been expected to become the club’s automatic first-choice keeper with Buffon being selected ahead of Frenchman Alphonso Areola for PSG’s first two games of the Ligue 1 season against Caen and Guingamp.But since then, Buffon has been forced to watch from the bench with head coach Thomas Tuchel admitting that Areola is in “pole position” to become his regular number one at the Parc Des Princes.Top 5 Atletico Madrid players to watch in next week’s UCL Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 With the Champions League about to start, we need to start talking about the Top 5 Atletico Madrid players to watch in the competition.Atletico…“He’s here to win the Champions League. Being a spectator on the bench really doesn’t match his expectations,” said Kahn on Le10Sport.Kahn is a former German goalkeeper who spent the majority of his playing days at Bayern Munich.The 49-year-old won the Champions League with Bayern in 2001 and was named the Man of the Match in that season’s final against Valencia.last_img read more