It was a defiant response from Pogba, whose drop in form had seen him lose his starting place under Mourinho earlier this year, although his manager does not expect him to repeat such displays on a weekly basis.Mourinho, however, has told Pogba he wants to see greater consistency from him, particularly in training, with the United manager clearly implying the 25-year-old midfielder has not always hit the necessary standards.“I will tell you what I told him after the (City) match and it’s exactly what I told him — I don’t expect you to be man of the match every week, I don’t expect you to score two goals every week,” said Mourinho.“I expect you to be consistent in a certain level. So, if you ask me, I’m expecting Paul now to be man of the match every week? No. If I expect him to score goals every match? No.“But I expect Paul — and I think that’s the challenge he has to put to himself — to keep a certain stability and not to have the good match and the so-so match and the bad match,” the Portuguese boss added.Pogba’s form, particularly since the January signing of Alexis Sanchez, has been one of the fascinating sub-plots of United’s season with the player reportedly unhappy at the defensive responsibilities he has been asked to perform.Certainly, in a more advanced role, Pogba was devastating against City and Mourinho clearly believes his £89 million ($126 million) star is capable of repeating that form in the future.– ‘Not do anything crazy’ –Pogba has scored five goals in 21 Premier League appearances this term © AFP/File / Ben STANSALL“I think he has to try to keep that level of stability and from that stability of course will appear the special match with the special performance like it happened against City,” he said.“But he has to go for that stability and to go for that stability, the first thing is stability at training level, stability during the working week. And the past two, three weeks I’m really happy with him.”United’s strong recent form sees them take on West Bromwich Albion on Sunday looking for an eighth consecutive domestic victory and has raised optimism among supporters over their prospects for next season.But, despite upsetting City at the Etihad last weekend, Mourinho has urged caution and clearly believes Guardiola will spend lavishly again this summer, while insisting United will not attempt to match his City counterpart’s outlay.“No. We are not going to spend more than we can. We are not going to do anything crazy,” said Mourinho.“We are just trying to improve a little bit more, to give sequence to it. That’s what we are going to try.”Mourinho added: “I think Man City wins the title (this season). They have been the best team during the season and the distance of points at the end of the season will be the consequence of that superiority that they showed.“But it is not about us and them, I think it is about the six teams. Everybody will try to improve like we did from last season.“Last season we finished sixth and this season we are going to finish I believe fourth, third or second – hopefully second – and next season we are going to try and improve but let’s see what happens.“Maybe also Manchester City will invest heavily and they don’t let the others close the gap to them, I don’t know.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Paul Pogba has endured his fair share of criticism this season but excelled in last weekend’s victory over Man City © AFP/File / Ben STANSALLMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Apr 15 – Jose Mourinho has ordered Manchester United’s record-signing Paul Pogba to show consistency on the training ground, as well as in competitive action, following his stunning display against Premier League leaders Manchester City last weekend.The France international scored two goals — the first time he has done so in the Premier League — in a remarkable second-half recovery from United as they won the Manchester derby 3-2 to deny City a win that would have seen Pep Guardiola’s men clinch the title.
11 8. Attacking midfield: James Rodriguez (Real Madrid) – According to reports in Colombia, Rodriguez will move to Old Trafford in the summer, but only if Wayne Rooney leaves Man United. 11 10. Centre forward: Romelu Lukaku (Everton) – With Zlatan Ibrahimovic likely to leave the club after his knee injury, the Red Devils are in the hunt for a new striker. Lukaku could well be his replacement and reports suggest Man United may offer Wayne Rooney in a part-exchange deal. 11 7. Central midfield: Paul Pogba – France superstar Pobga hasnt had the worst debut season, but there is room to improve, for sure. 3. Centre-back: Eric Bailly – Ex-Villarreal defender Bailly has been massively impressive in his debut campaign at Old Trafford and it could have been even better if he hadnt been struck by injury. 11 11 11 11 11 6. Central midfield: Ander Herrera – The wily ex-Athletic Bilbao star is coming on leaps and bounds at Old Trafford and is a hit with fans. Hes also a man for the big game. 11. Left-wing: Anthony Martial – The Red Devils spent a lot of money on the France star but hes not quite been able to get his best form going this season. With another pre-season under Jose Mourinho, this will hopefully change. 5. Left-back: Kieran Tierney (Celtic) – With Luke Shaw not clicking with Jose Mourinho, its likely United will attempt to land a new full-back. The Red Devils have been linked with Celtic starlet Tierney and the teenager could be signed in the summer. 11 11 4. Centre-back: Marcos Rojo – A natural left-footer will be the perfect foil for Bailly. Rojo performed admirably alongside Phil Jones for a long period of the campaign and when hes fully fit next year could become a key star. 9. Right-wing: Henrikh Mkhitaryan – Armenian attacker Mkhitaryan has showed his ability in fits and starts this season. Managed correctly next year, he could be even more productive. 11 1. Goalkeeper: David De Gea – Click the right arrow, above, to see how Manchester United could line up next season… – The Spaniards future remains in question at Old Trafford, but expect Jose Mourinho to do all he can to keep him at the club. Manchester United are, without doubt, set for a busy summer in the transfer market.Manager Jose Mourinho will be looking to improve in several positions, while a serious knee injury for Zlatan Ibrahimovic means a new striker is likely to be high on his wish list.Every day there is more speculation as to who the Red Devils might sign, so how might their team look come next season?Click the right arrow above to see how, with everyone fit, Manchester United could line up… 2. Right-back: Antonio Valencia – The Ecuadorian star has made the role his own since moving back from a place on the wing, his pace makes him a huge option.
REPORTSOld Orchard Saturday Division Drumbar F.C. 1 Arranmore United 5Drumbar started the brighter of the two teams having a shot rebound off the post from Ciaran Nixon. Arranmore took the lead through an excellent piece of football, a cross from the right winger from the half way line landed on the toe of Gavin Mc Glanaghey who didn’t need a second touch and finished it very well past the Drumbar keeper. Arranmore built from here with Mc Glanaghey causing plenty of trouble for the Drumbar defence and he duly added another two goals. Ray Balogun gave the home side some hope before half time with a great touch, turn and finish from the edge of the box. The second half started much the same with Drumbar dominating but once again Arranmore scored a 4th to kill the game off. Mc Glanaghey added a 4th for himself and a 5th for Arranmore late on. Referee: Ed Moore Man of the Match: Gavin Mc GlanagheyMulroy Celtic 3 Drumkeen United 5(No Report Submitted)Glencar Inn Saturday Reserve DivisionErne Wanderers Reserves 0 Donegal Town Reserves 0Great playing conditions at the Lakeside made for some entertaining football in this local derby, and as a derby should be, no team was giving and inch. The home side had the better of the chances with some well timed tackles preventing Wanderers taking a lead into the break. An injury to Niall Mc Kee forced Wanderers to make a change at half time with Micky Gahan taking to the pitch. The second half started well for Erne who continued to create chances but couldn’t find the net with Stephen McLaughlin hitting the crossbar and Cian Dolan having an effort from 30yards tapped over by the keeper. Erne were solid at the back throughout the game and earned their first clean sheet of the season. Man of the Match: Shane Goan who had a great performance at Left Back for Erne.St. Catherines Reserves 1 Keadue Rovers Reserves 1St. Catherines hosted Keadue Rovers in Emerald on a perfect day for football. Keadue started brightest and put a youthful St. Catherines under pressure. The “Saints” defence held out until the 25th minute when Corey Gallagher headed home from a corner. Brandon Mc Brearty and Daniel O’ Keeney both had chances to put “Saints” level before half time but they were off target with their shots. St. Catherines started strongest in the second half and were back on level terms in the 60th minute when Donal McGuire tapped home after a defensive error. Both teams had chances to win the match but couldn’t find a winner. Referee John Mc GlanagheyMilford United Reserves 7 Curragh Athletic Reserves 0Milford got their first win of the season after a fine performance in a game they dominated from start to finish. Milford took the lead in the 20th minute with JJ Fleming tapping in after good work from Lee Burke. The second came from the penalty spot, Brendan Murray smashing home to make it 2-0 at halftime. It was 3-0 in the 50th minute after JJ Fleming broke the offside trap to round the keeper and tap in again. He then completed his hat-trick, heading home at the back post impressively. Lee Burke made it 5-0 finishing off a fine cross from Brendan Murray. He then returned the favour with Murray heading home a Burke cross. Jamie Whelan finished the scoring in the 85th minute, drilling home from the edge of the box to round off a good day for Milford. Best for Milford was PJ Hagan, Brendan Murray and JJ Fleming. Team effort from Curragh.Drumoghill FC Reserves 2 Glenree United Reserves 0Drumoghill came out on top in this one but it wasn’t till the hour mark before this game came to life when Drumoghill finally found a way past a solid Glenree defence. Richard Tinney won possession in the middle and with a quick one two with Kevin Higgins played Mark Gibson through on goal and the big striker made no mistake chipping the ball over the advancing keeper. Goal number two arrived ten minutes later when Gibson turned provider, he slotted a ball in behind the defence for John O’ Kane to run on to and fire high into the top corner. Glenree to their credit never gave up with Kyle Doherty and Marty Cullen putting in a fine shift in the middle. John Doherty also had a fine free kick well saved as Drumoghill’s Micheal Toner got his finger tips to it to force it onto the post as it was sailing into the top corner Best for Glenree were John and Kyle Doherty with a good team performance from Drumoghill. Referee: Seamus Mc GroaryCappry Rovers Reserves 1 Castlefin Celtic Reserves 5Castlefin took the lead in the 5th minute when Matthew O’Rourke finished well. Castlefin made it 2-0 when Mathew O’Rourke scored from inside the box. Cappry came back into the game and could have had a penalty when one of the Castlefin defenders seemed to handle the ball inside the box. Cappry went close to getting a goal back when James Long played Conor Laverty through, he brought a fine save from the keeper. Cappry did get a goal back when Conor Laverty finished well from the edge of the box. Castlefin made it 3-1 when Matthew O’Rourke scored with a fine free kick from 25 yards. O’Rourke got his 4th in the 72nd minute with another smart finish. Conor Dalton added a 5th for the away side in the 83rd minute with a great run and finish. Referee: George ClintonBrian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionMilford United 1 Glenea United 1Milford and Glenea played out a draw in perfect conditions. Milford took lead after 15 minutes when Cathal Mc Gettigan scored. Glenea equalised through Dean Gallagher. Milford pushed hard for a winner but Glenea defended well with Paul Sweeney outstanding. Good team effort from Milford.Gweedore Celtic 2 Castlefin Celtic 1Gweedore recorded their second league victory on the trot after seeing off Castlefin in a very tight contest. The home team dominated proceedings early on and scored as early as the 17th minute. Eugene Ferry started the move from right back and his ball through to Brendan Mc Geady caught out the Castlefin defence. From Mc Geady’s cross midfielder Damien O Sullivan applied the finishing touch. While Gweedore dominated the possession stakes it was the away team who almost snatched the equaliser when Emmet White’s free kick rattled the Gweedore crossbar and was cleared to safety. However White was not to be outdone as he hit a thirty yard equaliser on the stroke of half time. The second half lacked the quality of the first as both teams went in search of a winner. Twice Mc Kelvey saved certain goal chances for the home team whilst Gweedore spurned a number of chances themselves. The winner for Gweedore arrived with ten minutes remaining when Jamie Boyle weaved his way past a static defence to finish to the net. Gweedore had good performances from Paul Mc Bride, Shane Porter and young Padraig Gallagher. For Castlefin Emmet White was best. Referee: Paddy Duffy. A minutes silence was observed before kick-off for Anita Maloney, cousin of Gweedore keeper Chris Sweeney who tragically passed away during the week.Cappry Rovers 0 Rathmullan Celtic 0This game was played in good conditions at Cappry Park. There was very little between these two. In the 21st minute Eamon Sheridan went close with a snap shot from inside the box. The home side had a claim for a penalty when Aaron Kelly appeared to be fouled inside the box. The home side again went close when Rory Dunleavy’s cross found Kyle Lafferty but his effort went over the bar. The 2nd half started with the home team pressing trying to get in front. Kyle Lafferty had another chance in the 53rd minute but saw his effort go wide. Rathmullan defended well and were always dangerous on the break. Cappry went close again in the 78th minute when Darren O’ Leary saw his effort cleared off the line. Rathmullan went close again when Dara Patton hit a fine drive from 25 yards which went just wide. Neither team could get a winner in the final 10 minutes. Two team performances. Referee: Joe Mc HughDrumoghill FC 2 Kilmacrennan Celtic 1Marcus Oliver picked up from where he left off last week with another double to sink the men from Kilmacrennan Celtic. Oliver struck twice during the opening 45 minutes to put side into control, but Christy Conaghan’s second half penalty set up a frantic finale before Michael Lynch’s men held on for another vital victory. The first half was an entertaining affair, with both sides looking lively. Oliver opened the scoring on 18 minutes and doubled the lead shortly afterwards after being sent clear by Christopher’s through ball. The visitors had no option but to throw numbers forward in the second half in their search for the goal that would bring them back into the game. Their bravery was rewarded when referee Marty Quinn adjudged Ethan McCready to have used his hands to block Timmy Burke’s effort inside the penalty area and awarded the penalty on 62 minutes. Conaghan made no mistake and reduced the arrears to the minimum. Kilmacrennan applied a lot of pressure in the final few minutes but Paul McCauley was equal to anything they could throw at them. He made one brilliant save from Timmy Burke in the 89th minute to ensure his side held on for the three points.St. Catherines FC 1 Kildrum Tigers 1The reigning Champions entertained the Tigers of Kildrum at Emerald Park on Sunday afternoon. The first half produced no goals as the sides cancelled each other out. Ryan Mc Hugh put the hosts ahead early in the second half but the advantage was short lived as Conor Crossan equalised shortly afterwards. It ended in a share of the spoils.Watson Hire Division OneCranford United 0 Donegal Town 9Donegal Town started well and took early control of this match. They had a comfortable 3 nil lead at half time, and went on again in the second half, with David Graham scoring 4 second half goals.Keadue Rovers 7 Kerrykeel ‘71 FC 0Keadue Rovers hit something of a lengthy purple patch when Kerrykeel’71 F.C. visited Central Park on Sunday afternoon. Donal Rodgers was the main protagonist hitting a first half hat0trick and adding two more in the second half. Shaun Burns and Hugh Boyle added one apiece to give the final scoreline a real gloss, if you support Keadue Rovers that is.Bonagee United 1 Raphoe Town 1Raphoe took the lead on seven minutes when a corner from the right fell to Emmett Kelly who shot home from six yards. Glen Rainey for the home side saw his header from ten yards on twelve minutes well saved by Keelan Gillen. Eamon Cannon also saw his strike from twenty yards saved by Gillen on twenty five minutes after a great through ball from Rainey. Stephen Laird came close for the visitors on forty seven minutes but his strike from the edge of the box went just wide of the post. Bonagee levelled the match on the hour when a Sean Crossan cross from the left to the back post was headed home from six yards by Shane Kelly. Raphoe had chances through Chris Bogle, Stephen Laird, and Jamie Gallagher but all failed to find the target. Bonagee had two great efforts from Eamon Cannon but Stephen Cunningham who replaced Gillen in goal midway through the second half made two brilliant saves. Team effort by both sides. Referee: Michael Mc Fadden.Convoy Arsenal 2 Lagan Harps 2Lagan took the lead on five minutes when Mark Hunter capitalised on a defensive error. Convoy had more possession in the first half but their two closest efforts came from headers by Paul O’ Leary and Darren Harvey. Mark Hunter had a few good efforts for Lagan. Convoy turned the game around with two goals in a five minute period. Johnny Robb fired home from twenty five yards when the Lagan defence backed off. He then capitalised on a defensive error to put Convoy in the lead. Lagan improved after this and equalised on seventy minutes when Chris Toner fired home the rebound when Mark Hunter hit the post. The game really came to life in the last fifteen minutes with both teams going for it. Paul Rodger headed over a Kevin Kelly cross and Marty Brogan shot wide as Lagan pressed. James Kee then headed over for Convoy. Convoy almost won it in the final minute when Emmett Patterson almost bundled home a loose ball but Ronan Gibson got it off the line. Emmett suffered a head injury in the clash and hopefully he’s back in action soon. For Lagan Mark Hunter and Paul Rodgers were best. Johnny Robb, Darren Harvey and Paul O’Leary were best for Convoy. Referee: Kevin Logue.CT Ball Division TwoDeele Harps 1 Letterbarrow Celtic 0On a summer-like day at The Athletic Grounds Deele entertained a determined Letterbarrow side. The home side huffed and puffed and created a number of chances but couldn’t apply the finishing touches. On 25 minutes Deele edged ahead when the in-form Kevin Lynch cut in from the right and a fired home from a tight angle. It proved to be only goal of the game with Deele wasteful in front of the nets. Chances for Shane Gallagher, Brian Breslin and Declan Lafferty went astray. Letterbarrow almost got in on goal in the dying minutes but were thwarted by the Deele defence who were on top form on the day. Team performances.Whitestrand United 1 Glenree United 3Whitestrand were pushed all the way by Glenree United at Mc Garvey Park on Sunday afternoon. Glenree had a Penalty on 6 minutes but it came off the post. It was the away team who actually had more chances and took the lead through Marty Mc Laughlin after 25minutes when he rounded the keeper to Score. Both sides had other chances in the first half with Kevin Mc Carry forcing a good save from the Glenree Keeper. The 2nd half started well for Glenree. Within 10minutes they made it 2-0. Hugh Bradley for Glenree. The 3rd goal soon followed when a big strike from Gallagher came back off the crossbar and bounced out to Kevin Doherty who smashed home his header. Whitestrand had chances with no luck but Glenree defensively stood their ground. The Whitestrand Team never gave up and kept pressing. They got their reward with a Kevin Loughrey goal 5 minutes from time. A comfortable win for Glenree. Team performance from Whitestrand. Referee: Barry Hunter.Copany Rovers 1 Ballybofey United 2Copany hosted Ballybofey in Killowen Park on Sunday in what was a keenly contested game from the first whistle. It was the home side who took the lead after 25 minutes with a neat finish from the hard working Paul Patton. Ballybofey started to put the pressure on but were unable to break the Copany back line and it remained 1-0 at the break. Ballybofey started strong in the second half and were rewarded with an equaliser on 56 minutes when a miss hit Copany clearance ended up in in their own net , and the away side were now smelling blood and they took the lead on 72 minutes when Michael Lynch tapped in from another failed Copany clearance . The home side pushed for an equaliser but Ballybofey held on for the 3 points. Two good team performances.Erne Wanderers 2 Dunkineely Celtic 1Erne Wanderers hosted Dunkineely Celtic in glorious conditions at the Lakeside Centre on Sunday and the home team got the points from a scrappy affair. The home team dominated possession for most of the first half and created a few chances but to no avail. It was Phillip Patton who broke the deadlock three minutes before the break with a subline free-kick from the edge of the box. Patton should have doubled the lead straight away when David Dorrian played him in over the top but he lofted the ball over the bar with only the keeper to beat. The second half was much the same and Patton got his second on the hour mark when he volleyed between the keepers legs for a fine finish. Wanderers then slackened off and conceded a soft goal with two minutes left when Darragh Murrin tapped in at the back post unmarked. Erne were glad to hear the final whistle at the end. Patton, Dorrian and Slevin were to the fore for the homesters with Celtic battling well to the end. Referee: Liam Mc Loughlin RESULTSSaturday 3rd OctoberOld Orchard Saturday DivisionDrumbar F.C. 1 v 5 Arranmore UnitedMulroy Celtic 3 v 5 Drumkeen UnitedGlencar Inn Saturday Reserve DivisionErne Wanderers Reserves 0 v 0 Donegal Town ReservesSt. Catherines Reserves 1 v 1 Keadue Rovers ReservesMilford United Reserves 7 v 0 Curragh Athletic ReservesDrumoghill FC Reserves 2 v 0 Glenree United ReservesCappry Rovers Reserves 1 v 5 Castlefin Celtic ReservesSunday 4th OctoberBrian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionMilford United 1 v 1 Glenea UnitedGweedore Celtic 2 v 1 Castlefin CelticCappry Rovers 0 v 0 Rathmullan CelticDrumoghill FC 2 v 1 Kilmacrennan CelticSt. Catherines FC 1 v 1 Kildrum TigersWatson Hire Division OneCranford United 0 v 9 Donegal TownKeadue Rovers 7 v 0 Kerrykeel ‘71 FCBonagee United 1 v 1 Raphoe TownConvoy Arsenal 2 v 2 Lagan HarpsGweedore United P v P Lifford CelticCT Ball Division TwoCurragh Athletic P v P Eany CelticDeele Harps 1 v 0 Letterbarrow CelticWhitestrand United 1 v 3 Glenree UnitedCopany Rovers 1 v 2 Ballybofey UnitedErne Wanderers 2 v 1 Dunkineely CelticFIXTURESSaturday 10th October K.O. 2 p.m. ( Unless Stated )Old Orchard Saturday DivisionArranmore United v Mulroy Celtic ( K.O. 1 p.m.)Drumkeen United v Fintown Harps AFCDrumbar F.C. v Glencar CelticOrchard F.C. v Strand RoversGlencar Inn Saturday Reserve DivisionGlenea United Reserves v Erne Wanderers ReservesCappry Rovers Reserves v St. Catherines ReservesCastlefin Celtic Reserves v Milford United ReservesGlenree United Reserves v Donegal Town ReservesCurragh Athletic Reserves v Drumoghill F.C. ReservesSunday 11th October K.O. 2 p.m. ( Unless Stated )Brian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionCastlefin Celtic v Cappry RoversGlenea United v Gweedore CelticKildrum Tigers v Milford UnitedKilmacrennan Celtic v St. CatherinesRathmullan Celtic v Drumoghill F.C.Watson Hire Division OneKerrykeel ’71 F.C. v Bonagee UnitedKeadue Rovers v Convoy ArsenalLifford Celtic v Cranford UnitedLagan Harps v Gweedore UnitedRaphoe Town v Donegal TownCT Ball Division TwoLetterbarrow Celtic v Whitestrand UnitedEany Celtic v Deele HarpsDunkineely Celtic v Curragh AthleticBallybofey United v Erne WanderersGlenree United v Copany Rovers DONEGAL LEAGUE: ALL THE REPORTS, RESULTS AND FIXTURES was last modified: October 4th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Donegal League
DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee will feature some of the top American women’s 1,500-meter runners in the Rio Olympic Games Preview field.The lineup is highlighted by eight runners who posted times that ranked in the top 20 in the U.S. in 2015 including Olympians Jenny Simpson and Morgan Uceny. Joining those veteran runners are the likes of the former World Junior Champion in the 3,000 meters, Mary Cain, and Brenda Martinez. Both Cain and Martinez make their return to the Blue Oval after Martinez competed in the 800 meters last season while Cain made her Drake Relays debut in 2013. Martinez recently finished fifth in the event at the World Indoor Championships, while fellow Rio Olympic Games Preview competitor Violah Lagat was eighth.Heather Kampf, a Grand Blue Mile champion, is also in the field that is bolstered by the return of four-time USA Outdoor Champion Treniere Moser. Also racing for the Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee prize purse will be Melissa Salerno, Heidi See, Rachel Schneider and Gabrielle Grunewald.The Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee Rio Olympic Games Preview is scheduled for Friday, April 29 as part of Hy-Vee Night at the Drake Relays beginning at 7:52 p.m. Single-session tickets for the 2016 Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee are now on sale as are all-session and multi-session tickets. To secure your seats at Drake Stadium, visit www.DrakeRelays.org, www.DrakeTix.com or call the Drake Athletic Ticket Office at 515-271-3647.Print Friendly Version
SANTA CLARA — Linebacker Fred Warner was less than 24 hours removed from his career-best game, and he was where his teammates expected: at the 49ers facility preparing for Sunday’s next opponent, the Arizona Cardinals.“He’s the last guy in the facility every day,” defensive end Nick Bosa said. “(Tuesday) was our off day and I was home waiting for him to get on Xbox with me, and he didn’t leave here until like 5, and that was our off day.“So that just shows what kind of player he is and what …
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Major League Baseball players are infamous for trying strange practices to get out of hitting slumps. Not shaving, not showering, and trying to keep the routine they used when the bat was finding the ball. Grazers in part of Ohio typically have a period of time called the “summer slump,” usually in late July and early August when hot and dry weather force cool season grasses into partial dormancy. Quite often we become like baseball players trying the same routine.Sometimes we as grass managers need to look to the bench and insert a pinch hitter into our forage lineup to help our cows keep up with nutritional demands. Enter Summer annual grasses, including Sudangrass.Sorghum × drummondii (Sudangrass), is a hybrid-derived species of grass raised for forage and grain native to tropical and subtropical regions of Eastern Africa. Sudangrass is smaller in plant architecture, has finer stalks, produces more leaves than forage sorghum and develops multiple tillers. Compared to forage or grain sorghums, sudangrass looks more like a “grass” plant. It possesses excellent re-growth ability with very quick recovery following cutting or grazing, compared to forage sorghum or sorghum-sudangrass hybrids. Total biomass tonnage for a single harvest generally will be less than yields of forage sorghum. Sudangrass is primarily utilized for grazing and hay production and can serve as an excellent cover crop.The new and improved varieties possess genes that makes them highly digestible and desirable to ruminant diets. This gene is referred to as a BMR-6, which stands for Brown Mid rib. The Brown Midrib-6 gene lowers the lignin content of plant leaves to improve digestibility and palatability.Most grazers are advised to have a sacrifice lot to bring cows in on when extreme weather conditions could damage our forage stands. Grazing either extremely wet or extremely dry pastures can cause long-term damage. For me it is a five-acre pasture adjacent to handling facilities and winter feed pads.When soil temperatures reach 60 degrees seed is planted with a no-till drill at a rate of 35 pounds per acre, an inch deep. Under favorable growing conditions, apply one to 1.25 pounds of nitrogen per day of planned growth. For example, for a planned 60-day harvest, apply 50 to 75 pounds of nitrogen.Grass is usually grazed 45 to 55 days after emergence. For best quality and yield under multiple-grazing, harvest at 40 days or 40 inches of growth, whichever comes first.Protein will decline as harvest is delayed. Energy will increase upon heading due to continued sugar formation in the stalks and leaves and carbohydrate deposition in the developing grain.Careful attention should be paid to the grazing height. To allow for rapid re-growth, leaving two nodes or six inches is optimal. You will see increased tillering of plants thus thickening up the stand for subsequent grazing. A note of caution: these plants can accumulate a chemical called Prussic acid following large nitrogen fertilizer applications followed by drought and following a killing frost. Grazing should be delayed at minimum seven days following a killing freeze later in the fall.The biggest and most important question you should ask me is: “What does it cost?”Seed costs $30 per acre and fertilizer at seeding (including 50 units of N) costs $50 per acre. You should also include a planting cost of $10 per acreI turned 56 mature bred fall calving cows into five acres on July 18, 41 days after planting. Cows grazed for three days. At 168 grazing days (56×3) and $90 per acre it comes to roughly 53 cents per cow per day.An additional 50 units of N was applied after the first grazing. The cows were grazed an additional five days during the second half of August. Regrowth was amazing during those hot days last summer, and the grass had tillered out and grown to about 16 to 18 inches 15 days post grazing. And, with only fertilizer costs for the second grazing needing to be considered, the cost for those additional five days of grazing came to less than 20 cents per cow per day. Unfortunately, near drought conditions in Pickaway County last fall prevented the opportunity for any additional grazing.So if you’re facing feeding winter feed stocks of hay during the summer slump or letting them “pick” your drought stressed pastures, may I suggest you consider putting summer annuals in your lineup. They are a home run!
Suheldev Bhartiya Samaj Party (SBSP) chief Om Prakash Rajbhar, who had warned of parting ways with the National Democratic Alliance over the sub-quota demand, said on Friday the matter would be taken up with BJP president Amit Shah next week. Mr. Rajbhar, the Backward Class Minister in the Bharatiya Janata Party government in Uttar Pradesh, has been vocal about implementing an expert group recommendation on subcategorisation of the 27% Other Backward Class reservation into three categories to benefit the most-backward castes. “A meeting with the BJP president Amit Shah has been fixed for March 4 (Monday) during which all issues, including the implementation of social justice committee recommendations will be taken up,” Mr. Rajbhar told reporters after a programme at Rasra in Ballia district. “The matter over continuation in the alliance with the BJP has not yet been resolved,” the SBSP leader said.Mr. Rajbhar had earlier threatened to part ways with the BJP if recommendations of the social justice committee were not implemented by February 24, but had later decided to defer a decision in view of the meeting with BJP leadership.Office allotment Besides the implementation of the recommendations, the SBSP chief has also been demanding an office for his party in Lucknow.
Sunil Dev said that wife’s are ok but girlfriends accompanying cricketers on tours is against Indian cultureThe debate of wives and girlfriends (WAGs) accompanying cricketers on foreign tours has taken a different twist after Team India’s manager Sunil Dev questioned actress Anushka Sharma’s stay with boyfriend Virat Kohli during the India vs England Test series.Once termed as the most eligible bachelor of Team India, under-performing Virat Kohli has now come under severe criticism for his Test failure — 134 runs in 5 matches. Many fans and some quarters of BCCI have blamed Anushka Sharma’s presence behind the vice-captain’s poor form with the bat in a series, which India lost 1-3.BCCI’s decision to allow the Bollywood actress to stay with the cricketer has snowballed into a controversy after Dev just stopped short of saying that wife’s are ok but girlfriends on tours was against the culture of the country.”I didn’t know who gave this permission and from where it was supposed to be taken. Whether this was been done before or not I am not aware of it. But I will definitely speak to the BCCI about what I feel and submit my report,” Dev told ‘Times Now’.Asked whether girlfriends travelling with the players on tour was against Indian culture, Dev said: As you said yes I agree with you. But I won’t make any comment until I meet Board members.”I am bound with a contract with the Board.”Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma have been grabbing headlines ever since they were first spotted together during the tour of New Zealand. During the England series, the couple were back in the news when it was reported that the actress was staying in the same hotel as Virat Kohli with permission from the BCCI.advertisement
davis cupIndiaLeander Paespakistan First Published: November 21, 2019, 7:22 PM IST New Delhi: Worrying about the venue is never an option when it comes to playing for India, asserted Leander Paes, days after several of his colleagues expressed reservations about travelling to Islamabad for their Davis Cup tie.A number of top players and captain Mahesh Bhupathi had refused to play in the Pakistan capital due to security concerns but Paes, along with Saketh Myneni and Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan, were available. All three are now part of India’s Davis Cup squad which will travel to Nur-Sultan for the November 29-30 tie, the winner of which will compete in the 2020 World Group Qualifiers.”I am very pleased to be playing for the country again. My job is not to worry about the location or the opponent, my job is to put my best foot forward. Given the circumstance, part of my job was to motivate the youngsters,” Paes told PTI after a practice session.”We did not want India to either default or forfeit this tie. When it comes to playing for India, I don’t ask where and who my opponent is,” he added firmly.Does it mean that Paes was not worried about his safety in Pakistan?”Regardless of where we play, we do due diligence to make sure safety of the team is there. That being said, I knew that once venue was decided, players were picked, homework was being done and right measures were taken for us to play.”It was widely believed that Paes had played his last Davis Cup tie for India when he got the record-shattering 43rd doubles win while playing against China in April 2018.He was not considered for selection after that. However, the AITA had to fall back on the iconic player when the country’s top doubles player Rohan Bopanna refused to travel to Islamabad and Divij Sharan was unavailable due to his wedding reception.For the 46-year-old legend, the season was already over as he had not played since the US Open in September and the Davis Cup call did catch him by surprise.”There were a lot of rumblings going on behind the scene in the Indian tennis fraternity that Leander has played his last davis Cup tie but for me playing for my country has been greatest honour. It (the call) caught me off guard but I had enough time to prepare and I have done so.”Despite the other top players’ willingness to play in Kazakshtan’s capital, the AITA rewarded Paes, Myeni and Jeevan by picking them in the squad.”It has been a bit of roller-coaster but I am pleased we have brought the best team forward, going into this tie. As athletes, as patriots, our job is to play for. All things happening around tennis is not our focus. Out focus is to make ourselves ready to play for country and win.”Pakistan will be without their top players Aiam-ul-haq Qureshi and Aqeel Khan, who pulled out in protest against shifting of the tie, but Paes is optimistic that the senior Pakistan players will change their mind and turn up for the matches.”I don’t think you can take that for granted because as we sit here and talk, they can change their team. Aisam and Aqeel still could come. I have had great relationship with both.”But every human being has their own evaluations and viewpoints. That’s not my call to make. All I know is when it comes to playing for country, whether it was Islamabad or anywhere in the world, I am ready.”Until November 28, teams can be changed. Regardless of who you are playing, as athletes we never underestimate the players we are playing.”Paes said the harsh cold conditions will be a test for the Indian team.”The conditions are going to be so rough. It’s minus 29 today in Astana (Nur-Sultan). It’s brutal, I don’t think our players have played in such conditions. This is by far the toughest, weather wise. We have to be smart about fitness there.”Paes is most likely to be paired with left-handed Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan for the doubles and he was all praise for his new partner.”Left-right combination is always good. Jeevan brings lot of energy, communicates well. He thrives in team environment and these are the kind of guys, you need in the Davis Cup team.”The most important part of the team is the team and each individual plays their role to enhance the team and Jeevan does a good job like that.”Whether it’s talking with Ram in Tamil or us three teasing each other, his close relationship with Bala.”Paes also praised captain Rohit Rajpal and coach Zeshan Ali for their role in putting together a team at a short notice. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.