England: Raheem Sterling and Jordan Henderson out of Nations League clash vs Iceland | Football News

first_imgVisit skysports.com or the Sky Sports App for all the breaking sports news headlines. You can receive push notifications from the Sky Sports app for the latest news from your favourite sports and you can also follow @SkySportsNews on Twitter to get the latest updates. – Advertisement – Raheem Sterling and Jordan Henderson have been ruled out of England’s Nations League clash with Iceland on Wednesday because of injury.More to follow…- Advertisement –center_img This is an England breaking news story that is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh this page for the latest updates.Sky Sports brings you live updates as they happen. Get breaking sports news, analysis, exclusive interviews, replays and highlights.Sky Sports is your trusted source for breaking sports news headlines and live updates. Watch live coverage of your favourite sports: Football, F1, Boxing, Cricket, Golf, Tennis, Rugby League, Rugby Union, NFL, Darts, Netball and get the latest transfers news, results, scores and more.- Advertisement –last_img read more

INDOT public meeting announced

first_imgLawrenceburg, In. — The Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) is a federally mandated four-year funding and scheduling document for surface transportation projects in Indiana.Project types involving pavement and bridge facilities, projects addressing safety, congestion, mobility and emergency response can be found in the STIP. In addition, this document includes investment in various modes of transportation including transit, pedestrian trails, and bicycle facilities.Only projects in which construction and operating funds can reasonably be expected to be available, are included in the STIP. The STIP is updated every two years.States are required to develop STIPs and do so in coordination with:The Federal Highway AdministrationThe Federal Transit AdministrationMetropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs)Local Governments in Non-Metropolitan AreasThe STIP document will cover fiscal years 2020 through 2024 (INDOT fiscal year is July 1 thru June 30). More information coming soon regarding viewing the STIP on-line via the INDOT website, ways to submit comments during the public comment period and related next steps prior to document approval.As part of INDOT’s commitment to public outreach and engagement, 12 public open houses are scheduled this spring to raise awareness of the STIP, its process and to solicit input from our customers as we meet with communities around the state.During the open houses, INDOT team members will be available to engage in conversation, address questions and solicit input related to a variety of topics including project selection, multimodal, highway safety, economic opportunity, Americans with Disabilities (ADA) programs, Local Public Agency (LPA) programs, public involvement, district construction, maintenance, traffic operations and transportation planning.Speaking of planning, INDOT is updating its long-range plan for improving Indiana’s Transportation System.  INDOT’s Long Range Plan establishes a vision for future transportation investments, examining critical trends, challenges and future-year needs to provide Indiana citizens (Hoosiers) the highest level of safety and mobility possible to meet the needs of economic development and quality of life.The public open houses are opportunities for INDOT to meet with transportation stakeholders in an informal open house setting where discussions and conversations are welcomed and greatly appreciated.last_img read more

Guus Hiddink urges Chelsea to relieve goalscoring burden from Diego Costa

first_imgChelsea interim manager Guus Hiddink has told his attacking players that the goalscoring burden does not fall on Diego Costa alone. Press Association “Normally you see teams like Leicester or Palace or Watford starting surprisingly well, let’s say until the leaves are going to fall, and then they will have some problems. But they’ve managed to maintain their good performances. “First of all, they have a good balance in their team. They’re not just doing it on willpower, but on quality. “If you rely just on willpower, then you will fall some day. But they have the quality as well. Watford have very good strikers. Leicester too. “The rest are very well organised. I think this will last until the end of the season.” “Diego is focusing very much on his job and that’s a lot of responsibility. He’s brave and he likes to be like that,” Hiddink said. “It’s a lot of responsibility, but not just on Diego. He has a big temper and wants to perform and is keen to score, but the other attacking players must play a part in assists and goals. It’s not just him. “There’s a lot of technical skill in the midfield and attacking positions. We have to see how the players can become even more productive and take the next step. “We’re trying to get them into good positions in the box so that their high quality has more effect. “They have the quality. Now they have to be productive with assists or goals. It’s not just about Diego.” The ailing Premier League champions face Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Sunday hoping to avoid the double after losing 2-1 to their London rivals in August. In a remarkable season Chelsea find themselves three points above the relegation zone while Palace occupy fifth place, an example of a wider trend in which smaller clubs are upsetting the established order. “I don’t know if it’s true the bigger clubs will eventually pull through,” Hiddink said. Costa is the Blues’ highest scorer in the Barclays Premier League this season with five goals, two of which were delivered in the recent 2-2 draw with Watford – Hiddink’s first match in charge since replacing Jose Mourinho. Hiddink knows he must get the best out of his main forward as Radamel Falcao and Loic Remy are in the treatment room, but he believes the Spain marksman needs help from his team-mates. last_img read more

With injuries behind him, Hammond aims for starting role

first_imgChase Hammond stood out in the Badger’s 2012 spring game April 28 with four catches for 48 yards and a touchdown. With his ankle injury behind him, Hammond hopes for a starting spot opposite Jared Abbrederis.[/media-credit]This past spring camp marked Chase Hammond’s most important month of collegiate football to date.Entering his third year with the Wisconsin football program as a redshirt sophomore wide receiver out of Youngstown, Ohio, Hammond hadn’t quite been healthy since he broke his right ankle in his junior year of high school.He underwent three surgeries on the same ankle since then and at one point his future in football began to look blurry. Following the first two operations, doctors speculated that football might no longer be in the cards for him. After the third, UW’s coaches began looking at him sideways, wondering if the health issues would ever end.Hammond entered camp with his ankle troubles behind him and began work at a position where UW is still fishing for a starter opposite Jared Abbrederis. Hammond called it “do or die” time for himself, but once the spring game on April 4 came to pass, Hammond certainly achieved self-preservation.With Abbrederis watching from the sidelines, Hammond stood out among the wideouts, catching four passes for 48 yards and a 7-yard touchdown. On more than one occasion, the 6-foot-5, 212-pound target showed off his lengthy wingspan, stretching and jumping for passes his defender had no hope of reaching.“He’s a big guy and he can jump,” quarterback Joel Stave said. “He’s got big hands. He’s really nice to throw to.”Although any quarterback would be happy to throw to a target the size of Hammond, there’s still plenty of work for the oft-injured wide receiver to accomplish before he can be a regular in the huddle.Nevertheless, he felt that after the spring game he had demonstrated an ability to execute when it’s time to put on the game jersey.“I really showed that when its time to play, I can make plays,” Hammond said. “I really think that that’s been big on me. I may not always have the best practices but that’s what practice is for.”Hammond’s return to full strength from the broken ankle was a long and arduous one that imprinted its timeline in his mind. On the spot, he can recall the exact date when the entire ordeal began: Aug. 22, 2008.He had six screws and a plate put in his ankle as a result of the injury, and by the time he arrived to play at Wisconsin two years later, the screws became bothersome and so he went under the knife a second time to get them removed. All the while, doubt about the future of his career percolated.The ankle continued to cause problems, and on Aug. 4 of last year, as Hammond recalls, he underwent another procedure.“I had a lot of scar tissue, bone chips, things floating around – torn ligaments,” Hammond said. “[The doctor] went in, cleaned all that up, smoothed out my cartilage, and it’s been working great ever since.”The procedure removed Hammond from play just as another season began, but he eventually got back into the groove of things. In week 10, in preparation for a game against Purdue, Hammond was named UW’s scout team player of the week.“I’ve been hanging out for a while up here, I’m kind of tired of that,” Hammond said. “I’m ready to play, I’m feeling great, my body’s feeling great.”Hammond’s performance in the spring game highlighted and concluded the bumpy road that he and the rest of the wide receivers walked on throughout spring. Across the board, UW’s wideouts struggled to gain separation from defenders and consistently hold on to passes during practice.“I think he made some steps this spring at certain times during practice,” Bielema said. “I’m excited because I think it’s there. He’s only a sophomore, so he’s got a lot of good football, hopefully, in front of him.”Now it’s on to the summer, where the team won’t be able to hold formal practices until August. In the meantime, Hammond said he hopes to add some weight onto his “kind of lanky” frame – as Bielema would describe it – over the course of the three-month lull.And, despite his encouraging performance in the spring game, Hammond knows there’s plenty of work to be done on his technique if he is to thrive as a wide receiver in the Big Ten.“Talking to [wide receivers coach Zach Azzanni], there’s a lot of things going on,” he said. “I might have looked like I had a good day to everybody but between me and him we know there’s a lot of things that need to be fixed.”last_img read more

Pan Am Games silver for Dwyer, Facey gets bronze

first_imgJAMAICA increased its medal tally by two at yesterday’s Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada.Rasheed Dwyer picked up silver in the men’s 200 metres while Simone Facey captured the bronze in the women’s equivalent. With just one day of competition to go, the country’s medal tally stands at seven overall – three gold, two silver and two bronze. The country has six medals in track and field and is fourth overall behind the United States, Canada and Cuba.Facey, the silver medallist two years ago in Mexico, had to settle for bronze this time around. She clocked 22.74 as teammate Kerron Stewart finished a disappointing fifth in a pedestrian 23.07.The United States were one, two. Seventeen-year-old Kaylin Whitney captured the gold medal after winning in 22.65 seconds ahead of teammate Kyra Jefferson who finished second in 22.72.Following his record-breaking run on Thursday’s third day of competition, Jamaica’s Rasheed Dwyer went into the men’s 200m final as the howling favourite to capture the gold medal. Drawn in lane four, Dwyer came off the curve into the lead and, with less than 50 metres to go, looked all over the winner. However, this was not to be as Dwyer lost his form with less than 20m and 100m champion Andre DeGrasse, spurred on by his home-crowd supporters, came storming through in lane eight to score a close win in a bang-up finish. DeGrasse clocked a personal best 19.86 for the gold as he completed the sprint double.Photo finishIn a very tight photo finish, both Dwyer and Alonso Edwards of Panama werecredited with the same time of 19.9, but it was the Jamaican who was given the nod for silver.Competing in his first senior meet, last year’s world junior 110 metres hurdles silver medallist, Tyler Mason, had no luck in the men’s 110m hurdles final. Mason, who went into the final as the fourth-fastest qualifier after clocking 13.40 seconds in the preliminary round earlier in the day, could only manage seventh in 13.69.American David Oliver pocketed the gold medal, winning in a Games record 13.07seconds. He erased the old mark of 13.10 set by Cuba’s Dayron Robles two years ago in Guadalajara, Mexico. Miguel Francis of Trinidad and Tobago finished second in a personal best 13.17 while it was also a personal best for Shane Braithwaite of Barbados who captured the bronze medal in 13.21.The country will be hoping for more silverware today when track and field comes to an end. Both male and female 4x400m teams finished second in their semi-finals to advance to today’s final. The women clocked 3:30.29 , behind winners the United States, 3:28.15.The men also finished behind the United States in 3:03.72. The Americans clocked 3:02.99. The semi-finals of both the men’s and women’s 4x100m were scheduled for last night.last_img read more