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Lancers football team facing formidable opponent in Olathe North

first_imgSM East’s straight-out-of-the-movies Hail Mary victory over Olathe Northwest surely gave the team a full head of steam — and they’ll need every bit of that momentum heading in to tonight’s matchup against Olathe North, a Sunflower League blue blood program with eight state titles to its name.Sunflower Football Blog scribe Eli Underwood says the match is something of a toss up:This game for SM East is where the rubber hits the road. The Lancers have had about as exciting of a start to a season as I can remember from any team in a long time. Meanwhile, Olathe North has shown they’re a very good unit with probably as much pure athleticism as any team they’ll go up against. When you compare these two teams on paper it’s extremely challenging to determine who has the upper hand. Olathe North is more athletic, but SM East’s offense creates a ton of big plays. SM East has a tough defense that forces turnovers, but Olathe North has a much better offense than either of SM East’s previous opponents. I guess we’ll just have to find out on Friday.So what have the Lancers done to get stoked? Watched Brian Libeer’s latest motivation video, for one:The game starts at 7 p.m. at the CBAC.last_img read more

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Transfer news: Man City move for Mahrez as Sane is ruled out for seven weeks

first_imgManchester City have made a late move to sign Leicester City winger, Riyad Mahrez, after Pep Guardiola revealed Leroy Sane will be out for up to seven weeks with his ankle injury.Sane will be out until March, ruling him out of the Carabao Cup final against Arsenal.Leicester boss, Claude Puel, has insisted Mahrez is not for sale, but City look set to test their resolve with a late bid.Sane was crocked by Cardiff City’s Joe Bennett in Sunday’s FA Cup win and Guardiola disagreed with Neil Warnock shrugging off the challenge, saying that is English football.“Well, he is more experienced by far about English football, he knows English football better than me.“If he says that, what can I say?“I was here 18 months and I don’t think English football is like this. My feeling is that English football is not like this.“But again Neil has more experience than me. He has spent all his career in England and that is why his opinions are his opinions,” Guardiola said.last_img read more

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Berbatov entered the top 50 in the negative rankings in England…

first_imgFormer England international Gareth Barry has been named the toughest footballer in Premier League history. The authoritative magazine “FourFourTwo” compiled a ranking according to the number of committed violations. Barry committed a total of 633 fouls, received 117 yellow cards and was sent off six times.The curious thing is that Dimitar Berbatov is also present in the top 50. The record holder for goals for the national team of Bulgaria is in 31st place with a total of 323 violations of his account in the 8 years in which he was part of the Premiership.“The classy Bulgarian surprised the fans with his impeccable first touch while playing for Tottenham, Manchester United and Fulham, but the dirty tricks were not alien to him either. Berbatov committed 323 fouls during his time in England, although he was probably guilty of most of them. someone else, “FourFourTwo wrote as a comment.Barry’s first place, which ended his career in 2017, is not a big surprise, because he is the player with the most matches in the Premier League – 653. In the elite of English football, the midfielder played the longest for Aston Villa, where he was a teammate with Stilian Petrov, and also struggled with the teams of Manchester City, Everton and West Bromwich.The top three of the bullies is complemented by former Bolton striker Kevin Davis and Marouane Fellaini. Also in the top 10 are Gabriel Agbonlahor, James Milner, Antonio Valencia, Peter Crouch, Lee Cattermole, Lukash Leiva and Tim Cahill.Elbows? Studs? Trailing legs? We’ve missed them all 😢With football returning, so does the beauty of the dirty player – we’ve totted up which players have committed the most fouls in Premier League history. Here’s the top 5️⃣0️⃣➡️– FourFourTwo (@FourFourTwo) June 2, 2020last_img read more

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Maynard Ferguson, jazz trumpeter

first_imgVENTURA – Jazz trumpeter Maynard Ferguson, known for his soaring high notes and for his recording of “Gonna Fly Now,” a hit version of the theme from the “Rocky” movies, has died. He was 78. Ferguson, who lived in nearby Ojai, died Wednesday night at Community Memorial Hospital of kidney and liver failure due to an abdominal infection, friend and manager Steve Schankman said Thursday. Ferguson’s four daughters, Kim, Lisa, Corby and Wilder, and other family members were at his side when he died, he said. “Someone just said, `Gabriel, move over to second trumpet,”‘ Schankman said from his St. Louis office. “He was the last of the greats. That era is closed. There is no Kenton, no Basie, no Ellington, and now, no Ferguson.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREFrumpy Middle-aged Mom: My realistic 2020 New Year’s resolutions. Some involve doughnuts.Born into a musical family in Montreal, Ferguson began playing the piano and violin at age 4, took up the trumpet at 9 and soloed with the Canadian Broadcasting Company Orchestra at 11, then quit school at 15 to pursue a career in music. The next year he was leading his own dance band, the first of a number of big bands and smaller ensembles he eventually fronted in a career that produced more than 60 albums and three Grammy nominations. Ferguson, also a much admired teacher, became identified with ear-piercing power and dizzying high notes that he was still able to play with precision. He was named Down Beat magazine’s “trumpeter of the year” three times. “My instrument is a thing of pleasure, and I play it only because I enjoy it,” he once said. “The most important thing is doing what feels right for me.” The trumpeter – who stood just 5 feet 9 – credited yoga with enabling him to harness the full capacity of his lungs and routinely hit a double-high-C. “He will be remembered for his soaring high notes, he’ll be remembered as Stan Kenton’s lead trumpet player and he’ll be remembered for movie soundtracks like `The Ten Commandments,”‘ Schankman said. “But what they should remember him for is his work as an educator. “He played for students, visiting high schools, to raise money for instruments and music programs. And he left them with an inspiring remark.” As with many esteemed jazz players, mainstream success largely eluded Ferguson. But he scored a Top-10 hit with his cover of “Gonna Fly Now,” and the single spawned a gold album and a Grammy nomination in 1978. “I knew it was going to be a hit,” he once said of the Bill Conti composition. “Sylvester Stallone was in the studio when we recorded it,” punching a speed bag to the rhythm of the song. “If you listen very close to the original recording, you can hear in the mix the sound of him hitting the small bag,” Ferguson said. As the popularity of jazz declined in the 1960s, Ferguson was forced to scale down his big band, touring less frequently and favoring a smaller sextet instead. He moved his family to India, where he absorbed Eastern music and philosophy, then to England. He later moved back to the U.S., settling in California.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img