10 months agoMan City midfielder Sane asks Liverpool: Can you handle the pressure?

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man City midfielder Sane asks Liverpool: Can you handle the pressure?by Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City midfielder Leroy Sane has warned Liverpool the pressure is on them after Thursday’s win.Sane has warned manager Jurgen Klopp and his men, chasing the Anfield club’s first domestic championship for 29 years, the heat is on them.”We’ve put more pressure on ­Liverpool,” said the German forward. “We’re just four points behind them — and they know it, too. “They have to keep up, but we do to. It’s now a little bit more ­interesting.“It was one of the ­biggest ­performances since I came here. Liverpool are, at the moment, maybe the best team in Europe or the world, so we’re happy we beat them. The players all felt how ­intense it was, especially given how important the game was. It was ­really tense.“You could see in every tackle, in every pass, everyone was really focused on the game and not to make mistakes. One wrong pass, one mistake, and you could get ­punished.“So it was really important to win against Liverpool. It gives you more confidence to know we are closer and it’s not over. We’re always going to fight until the end, it doesn’t matter what the scoreline is.” last_img read more

14 days ago​Berbatov says Spurs should snub Mourinho for Pochettino

first_img​Berbatov says Spurs should snub Mourinho for Pochettinoby Freddie Taylor14 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Manchester United and Tottenham striker Dimitar Berbatov thinks Spurs should not hire Jose Mourinho.There are rumours suggesting that Mourinho is primed for a return to the Premier League, after he rejected French giants Lyon in the past week.Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino is under a bit of pressure after a poor start to the season.But Berbatov thinks Spurs should persevere with Pochettino.He told reporters: “Pochettino is the guy that needs to stay there, he’s been there for a long time.”There has been a lot of talk about Mourinho taking over at Spurs, I think he would have difficulty as well.”Would he make Spurs better? I don’t know because it is the same team.”Yes you can have a bit of a lift in the beginning, like Manchester United did when Ole Gunnar Solskjaer came in.”Then you need to keep going otherwise you are going to slip into a spiral.”I remember Sir Alex Ferguson telling us a team needs to be changed when four years passes.”Not the whole team but players. After four years some players start to get complacent and they aren’t challenged.”They are in with the manager and they are comfortable, so a manager needs to shake things up and bring in new player.”I was thinking that this could be the case with Spurs, a lot of the players have been there a long time.”Maybe they need to shake things up and try to push the players in a way.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

13 days agoGervinho pens new contract with Parma

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Gervinho pens new contract with Parmaby Carlos Volcano13 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveGervinho has signed a new contract with Parma.The deal takes him through to 2022 at Parma.Gervinho’s renewal was confirmed in a statement on Parma’s official website.The former Roma winger moved to the Tardini from Chinese club Hebei China Fortune in the summer of 2018.Gervinho has scored three goals and produced two assists this season. last_img

Major US investors keeping eye on Canada as Trudeau pushes trade in

first_imgNEW YORK, N.Y. – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will work the room at a business luncheon in Manhattan today on the merits of free trade and global economic co-operation, just as word starts to sink in that efforts to conclude NAFTA talks before the end of this week are likely to fail.Trudeau will spend the second morning of his three-day U.S. tour — his 16th visit to the United States as prime minister — participating in what is billed as an “armchair discussion” on economics and international trade at the Economic Club of New York.The trip is mainly focused on trade and drumming up investment for Canada, although Trudeau veered off that course Wednesday morning. During a speech at the New York University commencement at Yankee Stadium, the prime minister spoke at length on the merits of diversity and the risks of aggressive nationalism.Looming over everything is the North American Free Trade Agreement and the expected failure of Canada, the U.S. and Mexico to meet an artificial deadline today, set to try and seal a new deal before the Mexican federal elections this summer or U.S. congressional elections in the fall throw new curveballs at the process.Coupled with ongoing struggles to get the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion built, Canada’s ability to compete on the world stage and confidence in its ability to attract investment are currently flagged as questionable.In a series of meetings with a lengthy list of international investment executives and U.S. CEOs Wednesday, Trudeau time and again tried to counter those fears, pushing Canada as a great place to do business. Most of those he met with publicly agreed.None more so than Adam Neumann, the Israeli-born American billionaire who founded WeWork, which provides shared workspaces that include physical and virtual office space, health plans, and shared social networks to entrepreneurs, including start-ups.“Amazing leader,” Neumann said, after spending about 20 minutes in a private meeting with Trudeau.WeWork has five locations in Canada, with plans to expand to 11 by the end of this year and 45 by the end of 2020, Neumann said. He said his company is getting a lot of interest from Asian and Latin American companies who are interested in setting up shop in Canada using WeWork.“I think it’s a great story for Canada and a great story for us, and we’re here today to strengthen that relationship,” Neumann said.PepsiCo. Chair and CEO Indra Nooyi was also quite enthusiastic about Canada as a place to do business, noting her company — the second-largest food and beverage corporation in the world — does $4 billion worth of business in Canada each year.“We are in Canada, for Canada, with Canada and from Canada, and the reason is because the government of Canada is an excellent partner for business,” she said.Trudeau had another reason for sitting down with Nooyi this week, as he prepares to make ocean protection and eliminating plastic garbage a key initiative of the upcoming G7 leaders summit in Quebec next month. PepsiCo. is on board the plastics train, pledging last year to make sure 100 per cent of its packaging can be recycled or recovered by 2025.Trudeau also met with the heads of advanced manufacturing giant Honeywell, online advertising software expert AppNexus, and Etsy board chair Fred Wilson, who sang Canada’s praises as a great place for tech investments because of government support for both research and development as well as high-skilled immigration.“In a time where high-skilled immigration to the US has essentially been stopped, Canada is a great option to locate a team and recruit the smartest people in the world to it,” said Wilson in his blog. “What once was the game plan for tech in the US is now the game plan for tech in Canada.”Wilson’s comments fit in with Trudeau’s arguments in his commencement speech, against a type of politics that seeks to divide and conquer rather than unite and diversify, which many read as a direct rebuke of some of the policies of U.S. President Donald Trump.last_img read more

Venus fights past frustrated Kvitova Osaka takes Indian Wells stage I

first_imgIndian Wells (US): Seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams rallied from a set and two breaks down to topple third-seeded Petra Kvitova 4-6, 7-5, 6-4 on Saturday and reach the third round at Indian Wells. “Today I just fought and tried my hardest,” said Williams, currently ranked 36th in the world. “Honestly, a double break is not ideal against a great server, especially a left-handed server. “A lot of it is just being in the moment. And I think I created some opportunities. I had some good points. I think she had a few tight points, and here we are.” She booked a third-round clash with fellow American Christina McHale, a 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 winner over 30th-seeded Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. Two-time Wimbledon champion Kvitova, who was runner-up to Naomi Osaka at the Australian Open in January, also reached the final in Dubai last month. The Czech appeared to have taken control of the stadium court slugfest when she broke Williams for a 4-3 lead in the third. But Williams immediately broke back and Kvitova soon found herself serving to save the match. She took a 40-15 lead in the final game, but two double faults, followed by a lucky netcord bounce for Williams gave the American a match point and Kvitova sailed a ball long to end matters after two hours and 27 minutes – sparking an ebullient celebration from Williams. “Having to play down the whole match and to be able to get that,” Williams said of her emotion. “It was just a fun moment.” Williams pulled off the unlikely comeback despite failing to produce a single ace although she said her varying serve speeds were “what I needed to do”. She was broken four times, but proved more consistent in the bruising baseline rallies. Kvitova fired 10 aces, but also had 10 double faults and while the Czech fired 38 winners to Williams’s 15, her 56 unforced errors were more than double the American’s 25. “It was such a weird match,” Kvitova said, calling it her worst of the year. “I took the first set. Suddenly I was leading in the second, but somehow I just gave her a chance again to be back in the match, and she took it. “Suddenly, she just started to play better, I started to play worse … I was so frustrated with myself from the half of the second set to the end, which shouldn’t happen to me. “I really played bad,” she said, “and in the end of the match she definitely played better than me. Dusk was arriving in the California desert when Williams and Kvitova departed the court. Naomi Osaka, who followed up her US Open victory with an Australian Open triumph that propelled her to number one in the world, was to launch her title defense with a second-round match against France’s Kristina Mladenovic. Mladenovic, ranked 65th in the world, seized her first career victory over a number one player when she shocked Osaka in the second round at Dubai last month, the Japanese star’s first match since her victory in Melbourne. Elsewhere on Saturday, fifth-seeded Karolina Pliskova shook off a slow start to defeat Japanese qualifier Misaki Doi 6-7 (4/7), 6-1, 6-1.last_img read more

Court sentences convict Yakub Pataliya to life imprisonment

first_imgAhmedabad: A special SIT court in Gujarat on Wednesday sentenced a man to life imprisonment in the 2002 Godhra train carnage case.The court of Special SIT judge H C Vora convicted Yakub Pataliya based on submissions made earlier in the case by five other accused. Pataliya was arrested by the Godhra Police in January 2018, nearly 16 years after being booked in connection with the incident in which 59 ‘karsevaks’ were burnt alive in two coaches of the Sabarmati Express. His trial was held at a special court set up at the Sabarmati Central Jail here. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’He was accused of being a part of the mob that torched the coaches of Sabarmati Express near the Godhra railway station on February 27, 2002, killing 59 ‘karsevaks’ and triggering state-wide riots. Earlier, the special SIT court convicted 31 people in the case on March 1, 2011. It later awarded death sentence to 11 of them and life imprisonment to 20 others. However, the Gujarat High Court in October 2017 commuted the death sentence of 11 convicts to life imprisonment while upholding the punishment awarded by the special SIT court to 20 others. The special court sentenced two men — Farooq Bhana and Imran Sheri — to life imprisonment in August last year and acquitted three others, identified as Hussain Suleman Mohan, Kasam Bhamedi and Faruk Dhantiya, all of whom were arrested after 2011.last_img read more

Mozambique confirms 1st cholera death

first_imgBeira: Mozambique’s cyclone-hit city of Beira has confirmed its first death from cholera, as the number of cases of the disease has jumped to 517. To control the outbreak emergency clinics have been set up across Beira, a city of 500,000, said Mozambican national health director Ussene Isse, according to broadcaster TVM. Cases of the acute diarrheal disease have risen dramatically since the first five cases were confirmed last week. Cyclone Idai severely damaged the water system for Beira, a city of 500,000, when it hit on March 14. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USSome 900,000 cholera vaccine doses are set to arrive on Monday, according to the World Health Organization. Cholera is spread by contaminated water and food. It can kill within hours but is relatively easy to treat. The overall cyclone death toll in Mozambique is now 518. With 259 deaths in Zimbabwe and 56 in Malawi, the three-nation death toll is more than 815. Authorities warn the tolls are preliminary as flood waters recede and reveal more bodies. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsThe Chinese government has sent doctors and emergency workers to fight the cholera outbreak in Beira and Chinese aid workers sprayed anti-cholera disinfectant in parts of the port city. The US military joined the international humanitarian aid efforts to Mozambique by airlifting food and relief supplies from South Africa. Round-the-clock flights are delivering supplies from the UN World Food Program from King Shaka International Airport in Durban, South Africa, said Robert Mearkle, U.S. embassy spokesman. He said the commodities airlifted from Durban were from the World Food Program’s internal stock. “Separately from these shipments, the United States has provided nearly 3.4 million in additional funding for the World Food Program to deliver approximately 2,500 metric tons of rice, peas, and vegetable oil to affected people in Sofala, Zambezia, and Manica provinces,” said Mearkle. “This lifesaving emergency food assistance will support approximately 160,000 people for one month.” Beira’s crowded, poor neighborhoods are especially at risk. Doctors Without Borders has said it is seeing some 200 likely cholera cases per day in the city, where relief workers are hurrying to restore the damaged water system and bring in additional medical assistance. Cholera is a major concern for the hundreds of thousands of cyclone survivors in the southern African nation now living in squalid conditions in camps, schools or damaged homes. Some drink from contaminated wells or filthy, stagnant water. As health responders stress the need for better disease surveillance, the United Nations’ deputy humanitarian coordinator in Mozambique, Sebastian Rhodes Stampa, has said all cases of diarrhea are being treated as though they are cholera. Cholera is endemic to the region, and “it breaks out fast and it travels extremely fast,” he told reporters. Doctors Without Borders has said other suspected cholera cases have been reported outside Beira in the badly hit areas of Buzi, Tica and Nhamathanda but the chance of spread in rural areas is smaller because people are more dispersed. Mozambican officials have said Cyclone Idai destroyed more than 50 health centers in the region, complicating response efforts. The United Nations has said some 1.8 million people need urgent help across the sodden, largely rural region.last_img read more

2010 NFL Mock Draft

1. St. Louis RamsSam Bradford, QB OklahomaThe Rams nab the new face of their franchise, although this team needs more than a face-lift.2. Detroit LionsNdamukong Suh, DT NebraskaDetroit desperately needs a playmaker on defense, and Suh will quickly become a fan favorite because of his non-stop energy and ability to wreak havoc in the backfield.3. Tampa Bay BuccaneersGerald McCoy, DT OklahomaTampa has many holes to fill, and McCoy gives the team a monster along the D-Line.4. Washington RedskinsRussell Okung, OT Oklahoma StateFormer starting quarterback Jason Campbell was beaten like a rag doll last year. The ‘Skins can’t afford to let that happen to the fragile Donovan McNabb.5. Kansas City ChiefsBryan Bulaga, OT IowaWith plenty of needs and no obvious choice, Kansas City could trade down. If not, Bulaga gives the Chiefs some beef up front.6. Seattle SeahawksTrent Williams, OT OklahomaSeattle is in a similar position as Washington. Former All-Pro left tackle Walter Jones tweeted in February that he was retiring and Seattle must keep quarterback Matt Hasselbeck healthy.7. Cleveland BrownsEric Berry, S TennesseeThe heralded Berry could be a savior for the Browns defense, giving the team a replica of Ed Reed and Troy Polamalu, who terrorize Cleveland twice a year.8. Oakland RaidersBruce Campbell, OT MarylandThere’s no rhyme or reason why Campbell should go this early. However, these are the Raiders, and Al Davis is notorious for drafting workout warriors.9. Buffalo BillsJimmy Clausen, QB Notre DameWhich is worse? Placing the draft’s No. 2 quarterback behind a shaky offensive line, or drafting a top lineman prospect to protect Trent Edwards or Brian Brohm?10. Jacksonville JaguarsDerrick Morgan, DE Georgia TechThe Jags traded Quentin Groves on Wednesday, Derrick Harvey has been a disappointment, Aaron Kampman is coming off a torn ACL, and they have to somehow pressure Peyton Manning.11. Denver BroncosDez Bryant, WR Oklahoma StateSure, coach Josh McDaniels probably won’t want to replace one diva receiver — Brandon Marshall — with another. But when Eddie Royal and Jabar Gaffney sit atop your depth chart, a receiver is a priority.12. Miami DolphinsRolando McClain, LB AlabamaBill Parcells will love McClain’s nose for stopping the run and his sensational leadership qualities.13. San Francisco 49ersJoe Haden, CB FloridaHaden’s cover skills make him the top cornerback prospect in the draft, but his inconsistent 40-times drop him out of the top 10.14. Seattle SeahawksC.J. Spiller, RB ClemsonSeattle’s war room will be doing backflips if Spiller falls into their lap. Julius Jones and Justin Forsett are not playmakers, which is what this offense desperately needs.15. New York GiantsJason Pierre-Paul, DE South FloridaRumors have swirled that defensive end Osi Umenyiora is on the trading block. Whether true or not, the athletic Pierre-Paul gives the Giants depth along the line.16. Tennessee TitansBrandon Graham, DE MichiganThe Titans need major help along the defensive line, and Graham would add immediate depth. He dominated the Big Ten throughout his career.17. San Francisco 49ersAnthony Davis, OT RutgersThe Niners have an opportunity to nab a pair of talented players with two picks in the top 17. Davis adds muscle to the O-Line.18. Pittsburgh SteelersKyle Wilson, CB Boise StateThough the Steelers have shortcomings along the offensive and defensive line, their struggles in the secondary last season are well-documented.19. Atlanta FalconsJerry Hughes, DE Texas ChristianAtlanta needs all the pass-rushing help they can get. Hughes can switch between end and linebacker.20. Houston TexansRyan Mathews, RB Fresno StateThe Texans would probably love to draft Texas native Earl Thomas to bolster their secondary, but Mathews gives them some thunder to Steve Slaton’s lightning.21. Cincinnati BengalsEarl Thomas, S TexasDrafting Thomas here is a steal for Cincinnati, who will also be tempted to take Jermaine Gresham. Bengals safeties Chris Crocker and Roy Williams will both be 30 this season.22. New England PatriotsSergio Kindle, LB TexasSurprisingly, the Patriots have a ton of holes to fill, one of which is a pass-rusher. Although he can be a liability in coverage, Bill Belichick will love Kindle’s versatility.23. Green Bay PackersMike Iupati, OT IdahoNo longer will Aaron Rodgers be running for his life. Iupati will help to give the Packers QB more time to throw.24. Philadelphia EaglesKareem Jackson, CB AlabamaThe Eagles, who traded starting cornerback Sheldon Brown earlier in the offseason, would be wise to snatch Jackson, whose stock is rising fast.25. Baltimore RavensJared Odrick, DT Penn StateFor a guy with a big frame, Odrick is surprisingly quick and will add depth to a thinning Ravens line.26. Arizona CardinalsJermaine Gresham, TE OklahomaArizona’s top tight ends are Anthony Becht and Ben Patrick. They need someone to stretch the middle of the field. They should look no further than Gresham, who runs like a gazelle and is the best available.27. Dallas CowboysTaylor Mays, S USCAfter dispensing of hard-hitting safety Roy Williams a year ago, Jerry Jones finds another play-making safety who depends too often on the big hit.28. San Diego ChargersBrian Price, DT UCLAWith Odrick gone, the Chargers will turn to Price to help fill the gap left by the departed Jamal Williams.29. New York JetsCarlos Dunlap, DE FloridaAdd another player to the list of talented yet troubled offseason additions for the Jets. If Rex Ryan can get Dunlap to mature, he could be a monster in green and white.30. Minnesota VikingsTim Tebow, QB FloridaTake a look at Minnesota’s depth chart. They have zero pressing needs. The Vikings can afford to roll the dice on Tebow. Brad Childress is a fan of Tebow and would allow him time to develop and eventually become the team’s starting quarterback, unless Brett Favre wants to play until he’s eligible for an AARP card.31. Indianapolis ColtsTerrence Cody, DT AlabamaEach year, the Colts draft near the bottom of the first round, where the top defensive tackle prospects are typically no longer available. Instead of picking up their usual leftover scraps, Indy reaches a bit for Mt. Cody, who can plug gaps and block kicks.32. New Orleans SaintsSean Weatherspoon, LB MissouriThe Super Bowl champs are a little thin at linebacker, and the play-making Weatherspoon will be a perfect fit for their aggressive defense read more

Buckeye pitching staff helps Ohio State baseball ice Marshall 40

Redshirt-sophomore infielder Ryan Leffel (12) hits the ball during a game against Xavier March 19 at Bill Davis Stadium. OSU won, 10-3.Credit: Sam Harrington / Lantern photographerDespite cold weather still being a concern, the Ohio State baseball team came out hot against Marshall.The Buckeyes (16-7, 2-1) used strong pitching to keep the Thundering Herd (6-16, 3-6) as cold as the temperature was Wednesday, winning 4-0.After having to reschedule the game because of snow Tuesday, the teams took the field with the day’s high temperature in the mid-30s.Although the weather wasn’t what OSU had wanted, coach Greg Beals was happy the team could still play.“It wasn’t ideal baseball conditions, but our guys stayed on task and kept things rolling,” Beals said after the win.The starting duel featured a pair of lefties from Ohio in the Buckeyes’ freshman Zach Farmer and the Thundering Herd’s sophomore Alex Thackston.That battle didn’t last long, though.After a scoreless first, Thackston gave up a leadoff single to redshirt-junior Josh Dezse and followed by walking freshman Ronnie Dawson. After a wild pitch advanced the runners, freshman outfielder Troy Montgomery popped an RBI single to shallow right and abruptly ended Thackston’s day as he was taken out by Marshall coach Jeff Waggoner.Later in the inning, while Montgomery was caught in a pickle, Dawson stole home to give the Buckeyes a two-run lead.Meanwhile, Farmer stymied the Thundering Herd bats, giving up only one hit in five innings while striking out six.The only real danger Farmer faced was in the fifth, when he had a runner in scoring position with no outs. He responded with three strikeouts to end the threat.After being replaced on the weekend rotation by fellow freshman Tanner Tully, Farmer was happy to get back in the groove of things.“It felt real good bouncing back and getting my stuff down,” Farmer said. “When guys got on (in the fifth) I got a little worried, but I tried to stay calm and throw what I got.”Sophomore infielder Jacob Bosiokovic added to the lead with an RBI double in the fifth and a sacrifice fly in the seventh to end the scoring on the day.Though only four runs were scored, the Buckeye offense kept pressure on the Thundering Herd all game and forced them to use eight pitchers, compared to just three for OSU.“As a team, we want to try to score, obviously, many runs, but it’s important to compete every at-bat, never let up and push on the gas pedal when we can.” Bosiokovic said.The Buckeye pitching staff didn’t have nearly the same problem defensively as redshirt-senior Tyler Giannonatti and junior Trace Dempsey both pitched two scoreless innings to preserve the win for Farmer. Overall, the Thundering Herd could only muster three hits.“Our pitching staff is throwing the ball really well,” Beals said. “The last 27 innings we’ve pitched we’ve given up (two runs). You do that, you’re going to win a lot of baseball games. We’ve got confidence.”The Buckeyes are going to need the strong pitching to continue into the weekend as reigning Big Ten champion Indiana comes to Columbus for a three-game series.First pitch at Bill Davis Stadium at Nick Swisher Field is scheduled for Friday at 6:35 p.m. read more

Mens Lacrosse Ohio State falls 98 to Notre Dame after Fighting Irishs

Ohio State then-freshman Tre Leclaire maintains possession of the ball in the first quarter against Loyola Maryland in the first round of the NCAA tournament on May 14, 2017 at Ohio Stadium. Credit: Sheridan Hendrix | Oller ReporterOhio State had another chance to rebound from a shaky beginning of the season against one of the nation’s top teams in No. 4 Notre Dame, but the unranked Buckeyes fell 9-8 to the Fighting Irish in another stinging loss Sunday at Ohio Stadium.The Buckeyes (5-4) showed promise throughout the game, hoping to end their two-game slide, and even led the Irish (5-2) by one goal entering into the fourth quarter due to a third-quarter goal from senior midfielder John Kelly. But a late rally from Notre Dame powered the Fighting Irish to a four-goal fourth quarter and Ohio State could only muster two goals, leading to its defeat.In the final minutes of the match, the two teams went goal-for-goal, but the Fighting Irish ultimately held on to their one-goal lead and handed the Buckeyes their fourth loss of the season and third loss in a row. “We didn’t get the outcome we wanted and certainly the scoreboard, but I think we improved quite a bit this week as a ball club and we’re going to take that confidence into Big Ten play, understand the importance of conference play as it starts and really try to build on the positives of today even with a loss,” Ohio State head coach Nick Myers said. Notre Dame put up strong performances across the board with three different players recording two goals each. Senior midfielder John Travisano Jr. had a career day and won 17 of 19 faceoffs, giving the Fighting Irish valuable extra possessions. Myers said Notre Dame’s faceoff efficiency was a significant part of the momentum change late in the game. But aside from the lost possessions, he said his team’s quick pacing and offensive set play was important to the team’s development.“Getting more quality looks on the cage was a theme all week for us and I thought for the most part we did a really good job of that,” Myers said.  Sophomore attack Tre Leclaire set the pace for Ohio State’s offense, recording a hat trick three minutes before halftime. He had a game-high five points, serving up two assists and offering six shots on the cage. Three other Buckeyes recorded goals.Defensively, Ohio State redshirt freshman goalie Josh Kirson made his first career debut and recorded 13 saves. In the fourth quarter, Kirson made an important save to keep the Buckeyes in the game when Notre Dame junior attack Ryder Garnsey got up close for what seemed to be a sure goal for the Fighting Irish.  Aside from the tough decision on the field today, Kelly said he felt like the team gained confidence after going toe-to-toe with Notre Dame.“Initially I felt like we were doing some things really well offensively and some things we were working really hard on and getting better,” Kelly said. “I feel like we have gotten a lot better this week but we’ve just got to put some of those other pieces together and connect all the dots.”Ohio State will have a chance to connect those dots when it meets Penn State at Ohio Stadium at 3 p.m. Saturday. read more