Handball in Germany is played by 750.000 people Click to comment Related Items:handball, Youth handball Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. France beat Norway with Pardin&Mahe in main role! Veszprem wait clash with Zagreb, Davis: This is Champions League ShareTweetShareShareEmail ShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsThe French domination continues in the Men’s handball on different levels – this time at U18 EURO 2016 in Croatia, where young “Experts” beat the host team 40:38 (18:19) in the final!The bronze medal won Germany by beating Slovenia 32:31 after 80 minutes (four extra periods) of a great battle in Koprivnica.Here is the All Star team of the Men’s U18 EHF EURO 2016.The fifth place won Denmark, the sixth is Spain ahead of Iceland and Serbia.ALL STAR TEAMVratar – Till Klimpke – GERDesno krilo – Stefan Sunajko – SRBLijevi vanjski – Sebastian Heymann – GERSrednji vanjski – Ian Tarrafeta Serrano – ESPPivot – Adrian Miličević – CRODesni vanjski – Ivan Martinović – CRODesno krilo – Benjamin Richert – FRADefense player – Miha Kavčić – SLOMVP – Kyllian Villeminot – FRANajbolji strijelac – Ian Tarrafeta Serrano – ESPPHOTO: © G.I. Tepeš, M18 EHF EURO 2016 Recommended for you
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Les Ferdinand told West London Sport on Thursday morning that QPR have no plans to replace Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink as manager and are not considering Tony Pulis as a possible successor.After West Bromwich Albion boss Pulis was seen sitting alongside Ferdinand during Rangers’ 6-0 hammering by Newcastle this week, The Times suggested the former Stoke manager could end up at Loftus Road if he leaves Albion.AdChoices广告But QPR director of football Ferdinand has insisted that the club have no intention of changing manager.Speculation that Pulis could take over at Rangers brought a mixed reaction from fans on Twitter.Meanwhile, swelling around James Perch’s injured knee means Rangers have had to wait for news on the extent of the problem.Perch was stretchered off against NewcastleAntonio Conte has confirmed that David Luiz will start for Chelsea against Liverpool on Friday – and is adamant he has full confidence in the Brazilian.Conte has also responded to ongoing speculation about Cesc Fabregas’ future by insisting the midfielder is in his plans and the club are not planning to sell him.And the Blues boss has indicated that recent signing Marcos Alonso will make his debut in Tuesday’s EFL Cup tie at Leicester.AC Milan are among the clubs lined with FabregasFulham winger Floyd Ayite has been ruled out for the next few games with an ankle injury.Brentford boss Dean Smith has revealed that a tactical change was behind their second-half dominance in the 1-1 draw at Aston Villa.And in cricket, Middlesex will go into next week’s County Championship title showdown with Yorkshire nine points clear at the top after a draw with Lancashire at Old Trafford. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
The Baltimore Ravens lost to the Green Bay Packers 19 to 17 at home. It was a very defensive game but the offenses came alive late.Quarterback: Joe Flacco had his best quarter of the season in the fourth quarter and it still was not enough. Flacco out played Aaron Rodgers throwing for 342 yards and two touchdowns. The line still did not protect him well enough. Flacco’s final qb rating was 1122.6 which is very good. Grade B +Running backs: The running game is still struggling, the Ravens could only rush for 47 total rushing yards. The Ravens averaged 2.1 yards a carry but Rice and Pierce did help with some receptions. Rice has had trouble breaking tackles which he seemed to do at will in past seasons. The drive in the first half when the Ravens went for it on fourth down showed how ineffective the run game is. Grade DReceivers: Tandon Doss exploded late in the game and had four catches for 99 yards including a 63-yard reception on fourth and long. Jacoby Jones also had a nice return that included a a touchdown. Marlon Brown also played very well, Brown broke a number of tackles and had a 59 yard reception. Torrey Smith was taken away in this game and he only haad one reception. Dallas Clark was also very effective with four catches and a touchdown. Grade BOffensive Line: The offensive line allowed five sacks and again almost got Flacco hurt. Up the middle the line has been very poor. The Ravens need to find an answer at center. Too many penalties from this unit and poor run blocking. When they did block Flacco was successful but on some play Flacco did not have a chance. Grade COverall: The offense started off very slow, it is hard to play without a running game. The Ravens were in way too many third and longs. Half this unit played well but the line and the running backs need to play better. Grade C+Please follow and like us:
SAN FRANCISCO | Microsoft is backing off its ambitious goal of getting Windows 10 on 1 billion devices by 2018.The company is blaming its own decision to scale back its smartphone business over the last year. Microsoft said that’s slowing efforts to deploy the newest version of its flagship software on PCs, game consoles and mobile devices like tablets and phones.Microsoft says Windows 10 is now running on more than 350 million PCs and other devices. Analysts say that’s an impressive rate of adoption for software released last year. But Microsoft has sold relatively few smartphones and has cut back its phone operation.In a statement Friday, Microsoft acknowledged “it will take longer” to get Windows 10 on a billion devices, but didn’t set a new timetable. Its shares fell 30 cents to $53.44 in afternoon trading Friday.
Staff Writer Six local football teams qualify for state playoffs Action set to begin this weekend for most teams JEFF HUNTLEY Red Bank Catholic’s Michael Schower gets set to smother Holmdel’s John Giusti during RBC’s 38-7 win at Holmdel on Friday. RBC earned a fifth seed in the Parochial Group III state tournament, while Holmdel will be on the outside looking in this year. Following this weekend’s play, which saw a pair of local teams pick up big wins at the expense of other regional squads, a total of six area football teams learned their fate for the first round of state playoff games, scheduled for this weekend. Topping the list of local teams is two-time defending Central Jersey Group I champs Keyport, who are coming off a 42-9 stomping of Point Boro this weekend. The 8-0 Red Raiders have been steamrolling their competition this season, and will enjoy another bye week this week as the No. 1 seed in Group I play. They will sit back and wait for the winner of the Colts Neck (5-3)-Highland Park (4-4) game. If things go as expected in that bracket, it will mean a rematch for the Red Raiders of last year’s Group I final against the No. 2-seeded South River Rams (6-2). Against Point Boro (2-6), the Red Raiders rode the heels of senior split end Dezmin Laing, who scored four touchdowns, including an 82-yard kickoff return for a TD to start the game. From there, Keyport produced a well-rounded offensive effort, while the defense allowed only an 82-yard TD run in the first quarter en route to the team’s eighth win of the year. In Group II play, a pair of local teams will get back into action this weekend. The Matawan Regional High School Huskies (5-3), who have turned their season around after a slow start, will host a 5-3 Ridge team after enjoying last weekend off. The Huskies face a daunting challenge in their run for a Group II title as a threesome of 8-0 teams (Somerville, Manasquan and Spotswood) enter the tournament after dominating their opponents this year. Look for Spotswood, the No. 3 seed, to surprise some teams throughout this postseason. But Spotswood will have to get by Manasquan, entering the postseason on the heels of a 32-game winning streak, which was started following its 1997 loss to Neptune in the Group II final. Manasquan will begin its run for a title on Saturday when it hosts a 4-4 Raritan team which has limped into the playoffs. Coach Bob Generelli’s Rockets have lost their last three games, getting outscored 102-28. The latest loss came on Friday at the hands of Holmdel’s St. John Vianney, 42-22. The win was a big one for the Lancers, who at 5-3 enter the Parochial Group III tourney as the No. 6 seed. That means they will face the three-seed, St. Joseph-Montvale (5-3), on Saturday. In Friday’s game in Holmdel, Vianney’s Shane Kochon scored five touchdowns, leading the Lancers to their biggest win of the year. Kochon made his presence known from his first play of the game, when he returned a kickoff 85 yards for a TD. The next time he touched the ball, he ran 67 yards for a TD, and that was just the beginning. By the end of the game, Kochon had scored five times, kicked four extra points, rushed for 253 yards and intercepted two passes in leading the Lancers to victory. His first touchdown came after the Rockets had jumped out to a 6-0 lead on a four-yard run from quarterback Dave Petruzzi. But Kochon scored three times in the first half to give the Lancers the 20-6 halftime lead. By the end of the third quarter, the score was 35-12 and Vianney was well on its way to the win. Raritan will have to step up big time to stop Manasquan this weekend, but Generelli has been known for orchestrating big upsets in the past, and Manasquan Coach Vic Kubu will be expecting Raritan to play better this weekend. The Middletown South Eagles came up with an enormous win on Friday, topping the Shore’s top quarterback Colin Gaynor and his Toms River East team, 32-30, in a thrilling contest. The Eagles (7-1) got a fourth-quarter touchdown pass from Nick Ernst to Moqut Ruffins to make the score 34-24 late in the fourth quarter. But Gaynor and his Raiders did not give up. After scoring on every possession in the second half, the Toms River East squad was confident that they could answer the Eagles’ score. And respond they did. Gaynor led the Raiders (6-2) 70 yards in just over three minutes to bring his team within two, but a thwarted two-point conversion gave the Eagles the win with just over a minute left. The Eagles will look to ride the momentum of this win into the Group III playoffs, where they will host Ocean (5-1) in a rematch of a 19-13 overtime game won by South earlier this season. The game will be played on Friday at the Swamp in Middletown. Hamilton North (7-1) sits atop the Group III bracket as the top seed, but will have its hands full with Hamilton West (7-1) and a North Brunswick team (8-0) which has not yet been tested this year. Look for North Brunswick to surprise everyone but themselves with a Group III title. Middletown North will be the only local team in Group IV play, when they travel to Woodbridge to play the second-seeded Barrons (6-2), who are coming off a shocking upset of Piscataway on Friday. Because of that loss, Piscataway (6-2) enters the Group IV tourney as the three-seed. Even if the Lions (4-4), who were off this weekend, get by Woodbridge and Piscataway, they will need to play the game of their lives to knock off top-seeded Sayreville (8-0), one of the top teams in the state. Look for Sayreville to cruise through this playoff season. The only other local team in action this weekend was the Holmdel Hornets, who fell to the Red Bank Catholic Caseys 38-7. It was the sixth straight win for the Caseys (6-2), who will look to carry momentum into the Parochial Group III tourney where they are the No. 5 seed. Holmdel (5-3) was beaten in every aspect of the game on Friday as the Caseys showed why they are considered a dangerous team going into this year’s playoff. RBC will have a tough time winning the Parochial Group II title, with unbeaten Immaculata (8-0) and second-seeded Camden Catholic (6-2) playing their best ball of the year as well. Up first for the Caseys, however, is Pope John-Sparta (6-2), the No. 4 seed. Look for Immaculata to be 11-0 when this tournament is over. In consolation games, all of which will be played on Saturday at 1 p.m., Holmdel will host Voorhees, while Mater Dei will travel to Bayley Ellard in Madison. Keansburg will play at Metuchen. By Doug mckenzie
By warren rappleyea Staff Writer Middletown North girls wrap up another successful season Lions have bright future ahead of them FARRAH MAFFAI Middletown North’s Heather Zito completes her balance beam routine at Friday’s state gymnastics meet at Old Bridge High School. It was another successful season for the Middletown High School North field hockey team and, with most of its players returning, even better things may be in store down the road. The Lions finished at 14-6-1 and won the Shore Conference’s Class A North crown for the third successive year. Middletown North also went to the finals of the conference tourney, downing quality teams in Ocean and Wall along the way, and reached the second round of the NJSIAA Central Jersey Group IV tournament. “It took us a while to find out which girls fit in which positions, but we had a set lineup for the playoffs, and that helped us quite a bit,” coach Bill Lafalce said. “Last year we had mostly seniors, so we had to move some players around and change a few things this season.” Only two seniors, fullback Elena Marszallwicz and midfielder Jaimee Famando, started regularly, and both were key performers. Marszallwicz led the team with 12 assists and handled a lot of responsibilities, such as penalty corners and free hits, while Famando, in her third varsity campaign, helped control the middle of the field. Forward Mary Hern and midfielder Lauren Benedetti, the Lions’ other two seniors, contributed valuable minutes off the bench. Other key players included Kaitlyn Faalan, a junior forward, who led Middletown North with a team-record 20 goals. Sophomore wingers Annmarie Lopresti and Corrine Monahan added 14 and 12 goals, respectively. Monahan also contributed 11 assists. Sophomores Ashleigh Pecherski and Caitlin Browne were instrumental in the middle, and the Lions’ defense was outstanding throughout the season. Goalie Katie McGowan, a junior, sparkled, posting eight shutouts. The defense included juniors Allison Corvo, Lindsay Harris, Samantha Mazzucola and Jackie Matthew, as well as sophomores Amanda Wichnick and Allyson Dunzello, and reserve goaltender Allison Walker, who did well in limited action, including a 4-3 victory over Manasquan in her first varsity start. “This turned out to be a very balanced team,” Lafalce said. “We had to move a few people around, but once we got to a set lineup, everything fell into place. We were able to beat some very good teams in the playoffs, and that gave the girls a lot of confidence. The best thing is that most of the girls will be back next season.”
1 Tottenham’s Toby Alderweireld is one of the Premier League’s best centre-backs Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has told any club wanting to buy Toby Alderweireld to ‘knock on the door of Daniel Levy’.The centre-back is reportedly a target for Inter Milan this summer as the Italian club look to spend the millions of their new Chinese owners.However, Pochettino has now told anyone trying to buy Alderweireld they must negotiate with Spurs chairman Levy if they want to lure him away from White Hart Lane.“I never speak about rumours. You’ve got to speak with Daniel and discover,” said Pochettino.“If some clubs are interested in some players, it’s very clear that they need to go and knock on the door of Daniel Levy.“The players that will leave the club is always our decision, the club’s decision. All the players today have contracts for the next 2 or 3 years minimum, and we’re not worried about the players.“I invite all the clubs that want players from Tottenham to come to the training ground and visit our chairman Daniel Levy.“I think Toby is playing and that is the second season at the club, nobody has doubts about Toby.”