Sport Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is the right manager to rebuild Manchester United but needs time to get the team back in a position where they can compete for titles, departing midfielder Ander Herrera has said. 14 May 2019 12:55PM Bookmark REUTERS: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is the right manager to rebuild Manchester United but needs time to get the team back in a position where they can compete for titles, departing midfielder Ander Herrera has said.Solskjaer, who took interim charge of the club in December, won 10 of his first 11 games in charge and was handed the job on a permanent basis in March only for results to nosedive in the months that followed.United were knocked out of the Champions League quarter-finals and finished sixth in the Premier League after a dismal run of two wins in their last 12 games, leading to questions about whether the Norwegian is the right man for the job."I really believe in Ole," Herrera, who is tipped to join French champions Paris St Germain, told … [Read more...] about Solskjaer the right choice but needs time at Manchester United
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By Dave Feschuk Sports Columnist Tues., April 30, 2019 If you’ve been gasping in horror at the state of Toronto’s bench play against the Sixers so far, take a deep breath while you cross your fingers for OG Anunoby’s swift return to health. Sure, the sixth, seventh and eighth men in the rotation are struggling at the moment. Sure, it’d be nice if Toronto’s NBA team had one or two more reliable options off the bench in their best-of-seven Eastern semifinal against the Philadelphia 76ers. But also: Kawhi Leonard. Best player in the series. Plays for the Raptors. He might be superior enough to make trivial matters like bench scoring moot. We say “might,” because the series may be tied at one game apiece, but the battle of the reserves is so lopsided in the Sixers’ favour as to seem unfair. In two games Philadelphia’s backups have outscored Toronto’s by a combined total of 50-15. In Monday’s Game 2, … [Read more...] about Raptors have left too much in reserve in the battle of the benches
By Doug Smith Sports Reporter Tues., April 30, 2019 News flash: If the Raptors shoot 27 per cent from three-point range and 36.3 per cent overall from the field in the next game, they will lose it, too. Doesn’t matter who plays, who starts, who comes off the bench, who does what. That kind of shooting loses games. And it really was more about Toronto missing shots than any wondrous defensive effort by the Sixers. Sure, the matchup changes momentarily befuddled the Toronto offence but the number of open shots that just didn’t go in was the story of the night. So analyze all you want, they shoot like that, they won’t emerge victorious. Here’s the thing, though: I don’t imagine they will so channel that angst and anger you feel to something important, like the crappy weather or the number of high schools cancelling important classes because of reduced staffing levels. Article Continued Below But there were some things … [Read more...] about More a case of the Raptors losing Game 2 than the Sixers winning
By Damien Cox Sports Columnist Mon., April 29, 2019 You had to like the snarl. The defence of a teammate with a snarl. That was how Morgan Rielly reacted last week when asked about the future of Jake Gardiner with the Maple Leafs. He didn’t go with the usual “well, we all know there will be changes” or “we’ve got a bunch of great guys in here” kind of stuff. Rielly, rarely caught using off-colour language, made it clear Gardiner is a “f---ing great player” and that the club needs him back. Period. Rielly was also the first one to talk on Hockey Night in Canada after the dispiriting Game 7 loss to Boston last week. He didn’t have much to say — “I’ll have to get back to you on that,” he said several times — but he was the kind of standup guy good teams need in tough situations like that. The kind of standup guy that makes a good captain. Article Continued Below And it’s … [Read more...] about Why Morgan Rielly is the Leafs’ most C-worthy option
SINGAPORE: Every time freelance writer Clare Lee, 27, uses a changing room when trying on clothes in fashion outlets big and small, she will take a few minutes to inspect every nook and cranny in her cubicle for hidden cameras before feeling safe enough to undress herself.For 27-year-old Fiona, who did not want to give her full name, she will always double-check that the curtains in her bedroom or hotel are fully drawn such that there is not even a teeny-weeny gap for anyone to peek through, and steer clear of unattended baskets in supermarkets.Freelance content creator Hilary See, 27, would refrain from standing near the edge of the escalator where people can look up her skirt, and try to use either a bag or a file to cover the back of her skirt while climbing the stairs.With spycams and phone cameras taking voyeurism to unsavoury new heights, these women are among a growing number of people who have taken extra precautions to protect themselves and their private spaces.As Fiona, … [Read more...] about The Big Read: Singapore’s voyeurism problem – what’s wrong with men, or the world?