‘If Sterling didn’t have pace, he’d be playing for Exeter’

first_imgVinnie Jones has told talkSPORT Raheem Sterling’s wastefulness in front of goal is a ‘worry’ for England ahead of their World Cup semi-final against Croatia – saying the Manchester City forward ‘would be playing for Exeter’ if he didn’t have his lightning-quick pace.Sterling has faced criticism from some quarters over his performances so far at the World Cup.He scored 23 goals for Man City last season but is yet to find the net for the Three Lions in Russia, having wasted a number of glorious chances to score, including two in the 2-0 quarter-final win over Sweden.However, many recognise his contribution to the team and their run to the last-four. The 23-year-old is always on the move and his forward runs scare the pants off defenders, while freeing up space for his England team-mates. 2 2 Harry Maguire scored England’s first goal against Sweden GETTY center_img Sterling was one of the players whose decoy run allowed Harry Maguire space to score from a corner against Sweden Yet, there is no mistaking the Three Lions’ need to be more clinical when they face Croatia for a place in their first final since 1966, as Jones pointed out on Monday.Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, the FA Cup-winning footballer-turned actor said: “I know there’s been a lot of criticism for Sterling.“He is getting in all the right positions, but sometimes you look at Sterling and you think, if he didn’t have that pace he’d be playing for Exeter or someone.“It’s a bit of a worry. For me, Vardy would have scored. He would have knocked that one in over the top, he’s got a great touch. I’m a big Vardy fan, I think he would have scored a couple against Sweden.”Jones had more praise for defender Harry Maguire, who scored his first England goal in Saturday’s victory over Sweden in Samara. The Leicester City centre-back has been one of the Three Lions’ outstanding stars in Russia so far, and Vinnie believes he is good enough to have played in any of England’s best squads over the last few decades.“Maguire has been absolutely magnificent,” the former Chelsea and Wimbledon man said.“He could have played alongside Tony Adams, he could have played in any decade really. He passes it well and every set play he’s so dangerous.“And I’m so pleased for Pickford,” he added. “He’s been absolutely brilliant.“What we need now is for Dele Alli to step up. He scored the goal and got away with it [against Sweden]. Sometimes a goal covers up stuff and Dele has not played well yet.“We need a good Dele Alli to step up against Croatia, he’s going to be in there with Modric…”Tune into talkSPORT for LIVE commentary of England v Croatia: Wednesday July 11 – Kick Off 7PM BSTlast_img read more

Yammer Opens Up Its Microblog Network To a Much Broader Community

first_imgCompanies can use the new service, or not if they prefer to remain with the Yammer service as it is without communities. Admin controls allow a business to set permissions for employees. Admins may also control who can sets communities and what extent they can use them.Yammer says the service is available on the iPhone and will have a desktop client. It will be available March 1.We wonder where Yammer is heading. it has that quasi-business/consumer quality to it. It feels in some ways like an application that would be applicable to any number of groups, be they civic organizations or tech communities.This is a good next step for Yammer. It extends its real-time capabilities. It’s focused. It’s similar in some ways to Chatter but with constraints. And we don’t mean constraints in a bad way. Yammer has decided to go deep with its core capabilities instead of trying to add services that are not part of its DNA. Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… Related Posts Tags:#enterprise#news#NYT#Products Yammer is opening up its microbogging platform. In “Yammer Community” people may now create a community without the requirement that an email address be associated with a particular domain.This is a big change for Yammer. Many companies do not have their own domains. Opening up the platform means that the service is open to a much larger audience – and has created a much wider place for itself in the enterprise.Yammer has done what any smart service does these days: open the network. Communities can be created internally and are associated with the overall company network. They may also be set up with people outside the company, be they customers or partners. alex williams 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo…last_img read more

Kiwis beat Pakistan by 39 runs

first_imgSpinner Nathan McCullum took four wickets to bowl New Zealand to a 39-run win over Pakistan in the second Twenty20 cricket international and to an insurmountable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.After New Zealand had made a competitive 185-7 having being sent in to bat in damp conditions, McCullum raced through the Pakistan middle order to finish with 4-16 from four overs.Pakistan were left 146-9 after their 20 overs, conceding the series ahead of the final match in Christchurch on Thursday.Earlier, Martin Guptill made 44 and James Franklin 40 to lead New Zealand’s recovery after it lost opener Jesse Ryder to the first ball of the match.McCullum dismissed Younis Khan for 3, Asad Shafiq for 6, Abdul Razzaq for 14 and Umar Gul for 0, then took two catches to provoke the collapse of the Pakistan innings after the tourists had been 68-1 in the eighth over.Swing bowler Tim Southee took two wickets with two balls at the end to finish with 2-26 and spinner Luke Woodcock bowled his four overs for 20 runs in a tidy debut to ensure Pakistan didn’t threaten the New Zealand total.Pakistan won a valuable toss and sent New Zealand in to bat on a ground on which a women’s Twenty20 international between Australia and New Zealand had been abandoned earlier in the day because of rain.The loss of Ryder to the first ball of the match seemed a major blow but Guptill and Franklin formed a productive partnership, putting on 91 runs for the second wicket, to set the foundation for the New Zealand innings.advertisementScott Styris made 34, captain Ross Taylor 30 not out and wicketkeeper Peter McGlashan hit 26, including 24 from one over from Umar Gul, to present Pakistan with a difficult run chase.”It was a good performance,” Taylor said. “The partnership between Guptill and Franklin after Jesse went early set a good platform for the other players to come out and express themselves.”Spinner Saeed Ajmal took 3-35 as the best of the Pakistan bowlers.Pakistan started its run chase strongly but when Younis Khan ran out Mohammad Hafeez for 26, the innings began to unravel.McCullum dashed through the middle order and the tourists slumped to 114-7 after 15.4 overs, with no hope of victory.”I’m disappointed from the bowling side,” captain Shahid Afridi said. “We didn’t bowl well, especially our experienced bowlers and put the ball in the right areas.”They played positively and we didn’t bowl to our strength which is the yorker.”last_img read more

Knee joint

first_imgCartilage covers the end of bones in joints to provide shock absorption during movement. The synovium is the membrane that surrounds the joint and is filled with synovial fluid, which provides nutrients and oxygen to the cartilage.Review Date:9/23/2011Reviewed By:C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.last_img