‘It’s everything I’ve dreamed about’, says Leicester hero on title

first_img The Foxes skipper has been at the heart of his side’s dominance this season 1 Wes Morgan insists he does not feel any nerves despite being on the brink of claiming an ‘unbelievable’ Premier League title with Leicester.The Foxes skipper will lead his side out at the King Power Stadium against West Ham on Sunday knowing victory will move them 10 points clear at the top of the table.Three wins from their remaining five games will secure the title for a side that only narrowly avoided relegation from the Premier League last season, in what has been one of the most remarkable top-flight campaigns in recent memory.The sense of achievement is beginning to dawn on the former Nottingham Forest defender, but Morgan says the job is not done yet.He told the Daily Mail: “There’s still work to be done, but it’s a big, big possibility. I can’t deny that. It’s in our hands. We’ve got the chance to win the games to make it happen, to finish as champions.“As a kid, it’s all I dreamed about: playing in the best league in the world, becoming a champion and lifting that trophy. So I can see the end, definitely, and I want to make the dream a reality.“To be in this position is unbelievable. It’s everything I’ve dreamed about. To be at a club like Leicester and saying, ‘We could be champions’, is incredible. We’re not there yet, but we’re very close.”Second-placed Tottenham could yet have a say in the title race and, if Leicester lose against the Hammers, they will close the gap to four points with victory over Stoke on Monday night.The 32-year-old Morgan, though, claims he is not feeling the pressure with games against Swansea, Manchester United, Everton and Chelsea also on the horizon.He said: “It’s surreal now. You’re in the moment and you’re just kind of going along with it.“When it’s all over, maybe it’ll dawn on me. There are no butterflies though, that’s just the way our team are. It’s more like, ‘Let’s do this’.“I know there are going to be some twists and turns before the end of the season and I need it to be mathematically certain before I can give that final tick: champions.”last_img read more

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Five Bulldogs Score In Double Figures As Men’s Basketball Defeats Evansville, 88-76

first_img Preview Buy Tickets Live Stats 1350 ESPN Des Moines Mediacom MC22 Listen Live Watch Live Indiana State 1/11/2017 – 7 p.m. Box Score (PDF) Story Links Next Game: Photo Gallery center_img In addition to Arogundade’s three-pointers, Schlatter and Timmer made 10-straight free throw in the final four minutes on an afternoon that saw the team shoot 23-of-25 (92.0 percent) from the free-throw line. As a team, the Bulldogs shot 50 percent from the field in the second half while committing just two turnovers in the period to start the MVC season 2-2 for the first time since the 2010-11 season.The Bulldogs continue their homestead on Wednesday, Jan. 11, for ‘We Back The Blue Night.’ Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. The game will broadcast live on Mediacom MC22 and on radio via ESPN Des Moines 1350-AM. As part of ‘We Back The Blue Night,’ all law enforcement officials and their families receive free admission by showing their badge at the door. Click here for more information on ‘We Back The Blue Night.’Print Friendly Version Box Score (HTML) DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University men’s basketball team outscored Evansville by 12 points in the final four minutes of an 88-76 win Sunday, Jan. 8, at the Knapp Center. The win was Drake’s third-straight on its home court and improved the Bulldogs to 2-2 in the Missouri Valley Conference.Drake (4-12, 2-2 MVC) was led by season-high 28 points from junior Reed Timmer (New Berlin, Wis.) who finished just two points shy of a career-high while shooting 8-of-12 from the floor and 4-of-7 from the three-point arc. Ore Arogundade (Chicago, Ill.) added a career-high 17 points with seven rebounds. The junior also drained two critical three-pointers with less than three minutes to play as part of a 12-0 run to give the Bulldogs a 10-point cushion heading into the final minute of play.”You just have to believe in yourself and your teammates,” Arogundade said of his late six-point flurry. “Coach Rutter has done a really good job of instilling confidence in all of us so when I saw the shot, I let it fly.”Arogundade and Timmer were joined by three other Bulldogs, Casey Schlatter (Iowa Falls, Iowa), De’Antae McMurry (Alton, Ill.) and T.J. Thomas (Stone Mountain, Ga.) in double figures with 11, 10 and 10 points, respectively.The MVC’s leading scorer, Jaylon Brown, led Evansville (10-7, 1-3 MVC) with 23 points, 15 of them in the first half.Evansville claimed its first lead of the game six minutes into the second half as part of a 9-0 run and neither team led by more than a possession for the next 12 minutes. With four minutes left, Evansville’s Ryan Taylor hit a three-pointer to give the Aces a 72-70 lead. However, the Bulldogs’ defense clamped down and held Evansville without a field goal for the next 3:35 while assembling a 12-0 run to take a commanding lead into the final minute.”It was really back-and-forth until the end,” said Drake head coach Jeff Rutter. “We had not had a string of stops until the 3:40 mark where we had a string of five-straight stops when we moved to man-to-man down the stretch.” Full Schedule Roster last_img read more

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Varadkar and Johnson expected to speak ahead of G7 summit

first_imgTaoiseach Leo Varadkar and British prime minister Boris Johnson are expected to speak again by phone next week, before Mr Johnson attends the G7 summit of world leaders.Sources confirmed the phone call is likely to take place as part of a fresh round of appeals by Mr Johnson to EU leaders and before he travels to the G7 summit in Biarritz, France, next weekend.Mr Varadkar and Mr Johnson have to date held one phone call a fortnight after the new British prime minister gained power, and are due to hold a face-to-face meeting in early September. However, next week’s phone call is likely to prove vital to setting the tone for future engagements in the lead up to the October 31 Brexit deadline, with it still being unclear if the two leaders will meet in September in Dublin or London.The phone call is expected to see Mr Johnson again push for the backstop to be scrapped, and for Mr Varadkar to underline the importance of protecting the Good Friday agreement.Downing Street has separately indicated Mr Johnson will use the coming days to speak with a number of other EU leaders, including key figures French president Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Biarritz next week.The fresh diplomatic efforts come as opposition parties in Britain continue to push for an alternative government to block a no-deal Brexit, and as leaked German government papers stressed Berlin will oppose any backing down on the existing withdrawal agreement if it damages the Irish backstop. Varadkar and Johnson expected to speak ahead of G7 summit was last modified: August 17th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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)last_img read more

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Warriors’ Draymond Green expected to return Monday vs. Minnesota

first_imgSubscribe to the Mercury News and East Bay Times for $40 a year and receive a free Warriors championship coffee table book.MILWAUKEE — The Warriors did not listen to Draymond Green’s hopes to play in Friday’s game against the Milwaukee Bucks. Instead, Warriors coach Steve Kerr said he “would fully expect him to play on Monday” against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Oracle Arena.Green has missed 13 of the past 15 games because of a sprained right toe in his right foot. The Warriors initially …last_img read more

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A’s get pep talk from Dave Stewart, Rickey Henderson before first full workout

first_imgBefore the A’s hit the practice fields at Fitch Park for their first full-squad workout of the spring Saturday morning, they received a special pep talk from Stewart and Henderson to get them fired up.Stewart and Henderson spoke about the legacy and tradition of the A’s, something they know well having been part of some dominant teams in the … MESA, Ariz. — There are certain figures who command respect in whatever room they walk into.Dave Stewart and Rickey Henderson are in that category.last_img read more

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