Junior forward Ryan Dzingel (18) passes the puck during a game against Bowling Green Oct. 29 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU won, 5-3.Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorAfter nearly two weeks off, the Ohio State men’s hockey team welcomes Michigan State to Value City Arena for a weekend doubleheader.The Spartans (6-9-2, 0-1-1) are coming off of a 3-0 win over in-state rivals Michigan, while the Buckeyes (10-6-0, 0-2-0) swept Mercyhurst at the end of last month.Head coach Steve Rohlik’s team has now won seven of its last nine games, a stretch that has seen their goals per game average rise to 3.94, tied for second in the NCAA. Leading OSU’s scoring charge is junior Ryan Dzingel, whose five points in two games against Mercyhurst led to him being named the Big Ten Second Star of the Week.Meanwhile their opponents, the Spartans, have had a much tougher time putting the puck in the back of the net, with a 2.35 goals per game average that is last in the Big Ten. Like OSU they are looking for their first conference victory of the season.All of OSU’s opponents the rest of the season will be fellow Big Ten members, with nine of those games coming on the road. Friday night’s puck drop is scheduled for 6:30 p.m., while Saturday’s is at 7:05 p.m.
Ohio State junior linebacker Nick Bosa (97) runs a drill in warmups prior to the 2018 Spring Game in Ohio Stadium April 14. Gray beat Scarlet 37-14. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Managing Editor for DesignAs the college football season inches closer, the expectations for Ohio State remain high for the team. For two players individually though, the high expectations are already set. Both junior defensive end Nick Bosa and sophomore running back J.K. Dobbins have been named to the preseason Maxwell Award watch list, given to college football’s player of the year at the end of the season. Along with the Maxwell Award watch list, Bosa was named to the preseason Bednarik Award watch list, given to the best defensive player in college football. Last season, the 6-foot-4, 263-pound defensive end was named as the Big Ten Smith-Brown Defensive Lineman of the Year, finishing second in the Big Ten in tackles for loss (16) and sacks (8). In his first season with the Buckeyes, Dobbins set the freshman rushing record with 1,403 yards and averaged 7.2 yards per carry, the second best for a back in school history. This earned the La Grange, Texas, native ESPN Freshman All-America honors as well as second-team All-Big Ten honors. In the school’s history, Ohio State has had a player win the Maxwell Award four times with running back Eddie George receiving the award last in 1995. An Ohio State defensive player has never won the Bednarik Award.
Manchester United’s Juan Mata is targeting a return to Spanish national team under new boss Luis Enrique, according to ESPN.Juan Mata is hoping to get a call-up back into Spain squad under Luis Enrique by having a stellar season with Manchester United.The former Celta boss was announced as the head coach of the Spanish national team replacing Hierro who stepped down after Spain’s disappointing performance at the World Cup.Spain appointed Hierro just before the start World Cup after Julen Lopetegui was unceremoniously relieved of his duties for his conduct with Real Madrid. The newly appointed Madrid manager agreed to join the Champions League holders while still the head coach of Spain leading to the Spanish Football Association sacking him on the eve of the World Cup.Maguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…Mata was a part of the Spanish side that won the World Cup in 2010 as well as the European Championships in 2012.“I will do everything in my power to return to the National team. I want to let the new boss know he can count on me and I’ll work harder to get back into the team,” Mata said.Mata joined Manchester United from Chelsea in 2014 after current boss at United deemed him surplus to requirements at Chelsea. The Spanish midfielder has found his feet at Old Trafford making 36 starts for the club last season.
Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben may be in their mid-thirties and winding down on their glittering careers, but make no mistake – these two old boys are out for more glory at Bayern Munich in the upcoming seasonThe legendary duo, also known as “Robbery”, have played alongside each other at the Allianz Arena in Munich for the past nine years and have won seven Bundesliga titles in that period, along with the Champions League in 2013 in Bayern’s historic treble-winning season.They have also scored a combined total of 175 goals in 437 Bundesliga matches at the Bavaria.But, with Ribery now 35 and Robben 34, they could be forgiven for thinking that now is the time to start slowing down and savouring the final moments of their respective playing careers.However, taking it easy is the last thing on their minds and “Robbery” evidently intend to go out with a bang.Fiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“We’re both professionals and always hungry,” Ribery told the Bundesliga website.But injuries may not evaded the duo in recent times with Ribery having made just 20 appearances in the league last term, while Robben featured 21 times.“For us, the most important thing is that the injuries stay away. If they stay away, we’re young,” Robben said about his partner in crime.“It’s really fun to play with him [Ribery] we get along very well. Franck and I already trained before the pre-season and are fit.”Both players had their contract renewed by Bayern at the end of the last season to June 2019.
Arsenal playmaker Henrikh Mkhitaryan remains a doubt ahead of the club’s trip to Azerbaijan for Thursday’s Europa League game against QarabagThe Armenia international featured for Arsenal in their 4-2 win over Ukrainian side Vorskla Poltava in Group E nearly two weeks ago, but has struggled with an ankle problem since then.Now the Gunners are set to play at the Olympic Stadium in the capital city Baku for the second game of their Group E campaign.But ITV reports that Mkhitaryan will likely miss out due to “safety reasons” as tensions between Armenia and Azerbaijan continue.Merson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.This ongoing feud, which has lasted for over two decades, caused Mkhitaryan to not travel to Azerbaijan in 2015 when Borussia Dortmund played Gabala.No word has arrived from Arsenal yet, but the London club did release a statement on August 31 after the Europa League draw.Arsenal said: “Safety and security of all our players and staff is always a top priority. We will be looking into this situation, talk to the player and make a decision after that.”Mkhitaryan made a brief cameo in Arsenal’s 3-1 win over Brentford in the Carabao Cup last week.
00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (CNS) – Interior Communications Specialist 1st Class Nick Natelli has been named the Naval Surface Forces Pacific 2018 Sailor of the Year, U.S. Navy officials announced today.Navy officials praised Natelli for his resilience to adversity throughout his 19-year Naval career. Most notably, Natelli lost his security clearance in his last semester at Old Dominion University’s Seaman-to-Admiral program and was dropped from the program while dealing with a divorce. Natelli is currently serving on the USS Bonhomme Richard, which is homeported in SanDiego.“I want to inspire our Sailors to aspire for excellence and serve as a model of what we can achieve Navy-wide with the right focus and the right message,” said Bonhomme Richard Commanding Officer Capt. Rich LeBron. “IC1 Natelli is the perfect example of what I mean. He has successfully bounced back from many setbacks and is a sailor who continuously makes the whole BHR family proud.”After rejoining the Navy, Natelli served on the USS Guardian, which ran aground off the coast of the Phillipines in 2013. Natelli said that his experience abandoning the ship and helping his fellow sailors maintain their morale in the aftermath helped him reflect on the concepts of character and courage.“I’ve learned to find the faith in others and enable them to do the things that need to be done for the team to succeed,” Natelli said. “I’ve also learned to exchange your ideas and collaborate as a team. It’s easy to think that you can do the job best by yourself but it takes a team to make big things happen.”After receiving the award, Natelli will compete with other members of the Navy’s Pacific Fleet for its Surface Sailor of the Year award. The winner of the award will be automatically promoted to the rank of Chief Petty Officer, according to the Navy. March 11, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, Posted: March 11, 2019 Updated: 10:45 PM KUSI Newsroom San Diego Navy Sailor awarded 2018 Pacific Sailor of the Year Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter