Justyn Knight’s kick propels him to IAAF World Championship final

first_img Published on August 9, 2017 at 8:36 pm Syracuse senior Justyn Knight zoomed from the back of the pack to finish fourth in his heat on Wednesday at the IAAF World Championship.Knight was in 12th with 800 meters to go in the 5000-meter race when he kicked and began passing runners. His fourth place finish (13:30.27) gave him one of the five automatic qualifying spots in the world final, which is Saturday at 3:20 p.m. and will be broadcast on NBC Sports Network. He’ll face 14 other runners race for a world title.Yomif Kejelcha of Ethiopia won the heat (13:30.07), twenty-hundredths of a second ahead of Knight. Kejelcha also edged Mo Farah of Great Britian, the reigning Olympic gold medalist, and Ethiopia’s Muktar Edris.Five years ago, Knight ran his first 5000-meter race in St. Michael’s (Ontario) College School gym class. Five years ago, he set a gym class record. Five years later, 5000 meters put him in contention for a world championship. Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more


first_img Getty https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/GOAL/9c/5e/neymar-atalanta-psg-2020_9joqc72tkpti19b98hzdjzs7d.jpg?t=-467573805&w=500&quality=80Mbappe was introduced from the bench with an hour gone, but the more PSG pressed, the more confident Atalanta seemed to become in defending their lead.Bergamo has been praised for its resilience as a city during what became a living nightmare for its residents during the coronavirus pandemic, and for 89 minutes Gian Piero Gasperini’s usually free-scoring side looked like matching that on the pitch.But just as the PSG was being written off by all those watching at home, two unlikely heroes stepped up in the club’s, manager’s and star player’s hour of need.First, Marquinhos, who spent much of the night shielding the central defenders behind him, found himself in the right place on the edge of the 6-yard box to force Neymar’s cross home after the Brazilian had been picked out at the back post by substitute Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting.It was then left to Choupo-Mouting — for many a figure of ridicule given his status among one of the most expensively assembled squads of all time — to send the Parisiens into raptures three minutes into stoppage time as he poked home following a fine link-up between Neymar and Mbappe down the left-hand side. https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/GOAL/73/e8/choupo-moting-psg-2020_9x9vfgoaoc4i16hho9lovj1o6.jpg?t=-461104805&w=500&quality=80PSG is through, with Atletico Madrid or RB Leipzig awaiting it in the semifinals, and Mbappe potentially fit to start. The club will be many observers’ favorites to reach the final. Paris Saint-Germain and stoppage-time goals in the knockout stages of the Champions League: a relationship that has hurt the French champions more than enough times in recent years.Whether it was La Remontada in Barcelona or Manchester United’s smash-and-grab at Parc des Princes, PSG’s players were becoming reluctant masters of the shell-shocked slump to the turf at the final whistle. One of the reasons why some fancied the club to go all the way in 2020, in this most unique of tournaments, was that there would be no second legs in which Thomas Tuchel’s side could capitulate.CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Schedule, table, bracket and more to knowIt also finds itself in the favorable side of the draw and, unlike in his previous two seasons at the club, Neymar is fit and firing.And yet, as the clock entered its final minute at Estadio da Luz on Wednesday night, PSG was again staring down the barrel of an embarrassing Champions League exit.Lowly Atalanta, leading thanks to Mario Pasalic’s superb curling strike midway through the first half, was on the cusp of continuing one of the competition’s great fairytale runs, and would have deserved to, too.But this is a Champions League like no other. And perhaps, just maybe, this is a different PSG, too.Tuchel’s team was far from at its best in Lisbon. Shorn of Kylian Mbappe, Angel Di Maria and Marco Verratti because of injury and having played just two competitive fixtures since March, it could been forgiven for being a little rusty in a less high-stakes environment or against a more high-profile opponent.But the stars had aligned for it this year. All it had to do to reach the final was beat the third-best team in Italy and then the third-best team from either Germany or Spain. Fail and Tuchel, who himself is nursing a broken foot and spent the evening perched on a cooler inside his technical area, would be a literal sitting duck.For much of the night, all signs pointed to this being another of those evenings for PSG. Neymar wasted a golden opportunity to open the scoring inside three minutes, which, in turn, left Mbappe stunned in the stands, before the world’s most expensive player shanked three more efforts off-target when well-placed.It was difficult to lay all the blame at his door given both Mauro Icardi and Pablo Sarabia offered next to nothing alongside him up front, but if the Brazil international was feeling any excess pressure without his usual partner in crime, Mbappe, it showed. Getty If it is to do so, however, then a huge improvement is required from almost every one of Tuchel’s players bar Neymar, though the ex-Barcelona man will likely be in for extra shooting practice in the coming days.But in these most unprecedented of times, here was an almost unprecedented finish to a game of Champions League football involving Paris Saint-Germain.Maybe the wounds are finally healing. Maybe, just maybe, this is its year.last_img read more

Cahill urges clarity over Conte’s Chelsea future

first_imgThe former Italy and Juventus manager has been embroiled in a turbulent campaign marred by his feud with the club’s hierarchy over their failure to back his transfer plans.Conte is also said to have infuriated several Chelsea stars with his intense personality and regimented training sessions.Cahill believes a decision must be made one way or the other so Chelsea, whose fifth-placed finish in the Premier League means they miss out on Champions League football next season, can prepare for the new campaign.Asked what it would take for the Blues to move on and make the necessary close-season preparations, Cahill said: “Probably for the uncertainty to be put to bed and for whatever’s going to happen to happen.“It’s out of our hands. We have to try to deliver on the pitch. We fell short in some aspects this season but (on Saturday) we produced. The rest behind the scenes is not down to us.”Conte signed an improved contract last summer, but not an extension, to his three-year deal that expires in June 2019.And after winning the FA Cup the Italian said he “can’t change” and is a “serial winner”, effectively calling for the club, owned by Roman Abramovich, to back him or sack him.“All I can say is it’s been a great finish,” said Cahill. “If the manager stays on next year, he stays on.“If he doesn’t, he’s gone away with a Premier League and FA Cup. I think that’s something everyone at the club can be proud of. We really had to win this game to save the season.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Chelsea captain Gary Cahill celebrates winning the FA Cup at Wembley © AFP / Glyn KIRKLONDON, United Kingdom, May 21 – Chelsea captain Gary Cahill has called for “the uncertainty to be put to bed” over the future of Antonio Conte, with the Italian widely expected to be on his way out of the club.The Blues beat Manchester United 1-0 in the FA Cup final on Saturday as Conte won his second trophy in English football after capturing the Premier League title in his first campaign.last_img read more


first_imgDonegal Youth Service are working in partnership with Letterkenny Live festival this year to bring you Party in the Car Park on Saturday 18th August.The best young talent from across the county are now being asked to submit an online video of themselves playing live, with the top 12 acts having the opportunity to play the big Letterkenny Live gig rig on Oliver Plunkett Road on the Saturday afternoon.This event has been developed as a way of giving Letterkenny Live more of a festival feel, as the Donegal Youth Service will deliver their annual Party in The Park as part of the full weekend of activities. This annual event is a real showcase for local young bands combined with a range of family fun activities and attracts upwards of 1000 young people each year. This year it has been re-named as Party in The Car Park and the youth service will have access to the full Letterkenny Live set up from 1.30pm to 5.30pm.Anyone who would like to perform on the Letterkenny Live gig rig can now submit a youtube or other format video of themselves performing a song via the Party in the Car Park event page on facebook.If you do not have any previously recorded video you can also contact the Letterkenny Youth Information Centre or Loft LK for details on opportunities to have a performance recorded. The competition is open to all acts in the 12-25 age group.The top 10 acts will be chosen by a panel of adjudicators with the final 2 places being put up for grabs in a Facebook competition. This process will begin once the first 10 acts have been chosen. Deadline for posting your video is midnight on July 1st. The 10 top acts will be announced by the 6th July with the voting for the final 2 places taking place between 7th and 13th July.For more information on the Donegal Youth Service Party in the Car Park contact Letterkenny Youth Information Centre on 074-9129640. DONEGAL YOUTH SERVICE UNVEIL ‘PARTY IN THE CAR PARK’ was last modified: June 8th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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 YOUTH SERVICE UNVEIL ‘PARTY IN THE CAR PARK’last_img read more