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Osimhen streched off in Lille win over Angers

first_img Loading… Read Also: Coronavirus stops Ighalo from traveling with United teammates to Spain Lille are now fourth on Ligue 1 log with 40 points from 24 matches, keeping their UEFA Champions League hopes alive.Last campaign, Les Dogues finished second behind Paris Saint-Germain and could close up the gap with the top three next weekend when they host second placed Olympique Marseille.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The Nigerian international was instrumental to Lille’s 2-0 win over their hosts, Angers before cropping another injury off a rash challenge from the opposing defenders.Osimhen broke the deadlock after 14 minutes into the action at the Stade Raymond Kopa, before Portuguese winger Renato Sanchez added the second, with 15 minutes of play left on the clock. The Eagles forward has now netted 12 league goals and 17 in all competitions for Les Dogues, he also has 4 assist in 34 games, so far in his first season at the club.center_img Promoted Content10 Popular Asian Actresses That Look IrresistibleThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hootThis Nation Is Almost Impossible To Invade7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much7 Biggest Celebrity Endorsement Deals8 Shows That Went From “Funny” To “Why Am I Watching This”You’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeMind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It Appeared6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True Super Eagles forward Victor Osimhen was among the goalscorers on the night as French Club side Lille Metropole saw off Angers in a French Ligue 1 clash on Friday night.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Everton manager Roberto Martinez strives for “perfection”

first_imgEverton manager Roberto Martinez is not content with receiving plaudits for the style of his football and will continue to strive for perfection. The attacking talent of Romelu Lukaku, Ross Barkley and Gerard Deulofeu, combined with the Spaniard’s insistence his side play the ball out from the back, has made the Toffees one of the most attractive sides to watch in the Premier League. But there are no points awarded for entertainment and Martinez wants to ensure players add substance to their style – especially after last weekend’s chastening experience when they twice led at Bournemouth, on the second occasion with an added time goal, but still ended up drawing 3-3. “As a footballer you want to help your team win at the weekend but at the end of your career you want to be able to look back at special occasions,” said Martinez. “Joe Royle was a proper Everton giant. To achieve that sort of goalscoring record is special and for Rom to be able to reach that is encouraging and a reminder of what a special footballer we have. “I encourage him to keep working hard and make a massive impact in the game and I think he is in the same wave of thinking. “You are not motivated by records you are motivated by winning games and keeping your place in the side.” They shook off that hangover with a midweek victory over Middlesbrough to set up a two-legged Capital One Cup semi-final against Manchester City but, with a month to go before that, the manager has ordered full focus on their league form. “Obviously we want to aim for perfection and perfection is to play well, play exciting and attacking football that our fans enjoy and love and then to get a win at the end of it,” he said. “We are still getting through that important period which is the middle third of the competition and we are striving to push each other to become better and because we have such a young group you feel the improvement is always there. “For the next block of games it is vital the attention goes into the Premier League and solely into the Premier League games as December is the most significant month in terms of competing for 15 points in such a short period of time. “I know our fans have been loving the style and the way we have been playing but we will never stop wanting to improve and getting better and promoting that competition for places. “We want to be an exciting team to watch but, at the end of it, we want to be a team who can win consistently.” Key to that will be the form of Lukaku, who has 10 league goals already this season and with 49 in 99 appearances for the club has a record which almost matches that of the great Joe Royle in his first 100 games. The Belgium international has six in his last five matches and is proving to be well worth the club-record £28million spent to sign him from Chelsea two summers ago. Press Associationlast_img read more

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Airbnb Bans “Party Houses” Following Fatal CA Halloween Shooting

first_imgFive people died in a Halloween night shooting at a four-bedroom home which had been rented on Airbnb by a woman who allegedly told the owner that her family members had asthma and needed to escape smoke from a nearby wildfire.The owner, who was suspicious of a one-night rental on Halloween, reminded the renter that no parties were allowed, according to a source.The owner, Michael Wang, says his wife reached out to the renter on Thursday night, when neighbors contacted them about the party.He adds, “We called the police. They were on the way to go there to stop them, but before we got there the neighbor already sent us a message saying there was a shooting.”No arrests have been made, and a motive for the attack is not yet known. However, authorities found two guns at the property.Three people from the Bay Area died at the scene, while a fourth died at the hospital.In addition, Airbnb has banned the renter from its platform, and the home has been removed from its listings. First, we are expanding manual screening of high-risk reservations flagged by our risk detection technology.— Brian Chesky (@bchesky) November 2, 2019 Airbnb’s CEO says the company is already taking actions against unauthorized parties, following a deadly shooting at a Halloween party that was held at a rental home in California.Brian Chesky tweeted Saturday that his staff is expanding manual screening of “high risk” reservations, and they will remove guests who fail to comply with policies banning parties at the company’s rental homes.He added that the company is forming a “rapid response team” to address complaints of unauthorized parties.We must do better, and we will. This is unacceptable.— Brian Chesky (@bchesky) November 2, 2019center_img Third, we are taking immediate action against users who violate these enhanced guest policies, including removal.— Brian Chesky (@bchesky) November 2, 2019last_img read more

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The real OG: How music and family made Olaijah Griffin the person and player he is

first_img“He’s a dude that can dance a lot, that’s for sure,” sophomore safety Talanoa Hufanga said. “He just brings a great attitude of energy — a sense of charisma. Everybody wants to be around him all the time.” Football and music have been two of Griffin’s greatest loves in his life. To this day, he enjoys getting in the recording studio at his family’s house, playing around with his dad’s equipment and having fun on the drum machine. “You’ve got to have a good rhythm to have good technique as well,” Griffin told the Daily Trojan.  “And so once those two kick in, it’s just like a beat just going in my head that just matches with my feet. And that’s why I think I have great feet. And my rhythm is just on point.” Griffin’s expressive nature has endeared him to his Trojan teammates, who know him as “OG.” He recalls watching former Browns running back Jim Brown on TV and mimicking his plays on the field. He was just 4 years old. It’s hard not to think of music when watching Olaijah Griffin play football.  “Music to me is just something that’s always in my head,” Griffin said. “That’s why people see me dancing on the sideline, because just being around music, just getting the rhythm, hearing beats, it’s just something that makes me move, and that’s something I love as well. The world wouldn’t even be the same without music.” Griffin speaks about all of his teammates, especially the defensive backs, as though they are family. But there was a time that he seemed unlikely to become as ingrained in the USC culture as he is now. After initially committing to UCLA, the five-star recruit didn’t choose the Trojans until National Signing Day. There’s a rhythmic energy to the sophomore cornerback’s footwork and his ability to react to the receiver he’s covering, similar to the improvisational ability of some of the greatest jazz musicians. There are the leaping deflections he makes to keep receivers from getting their hands on the ball. There’s a grace with which he covers ground and jumps high in the air, arms outstretched. On the field, he’s the skilled ballroom dancer on a dance floor.  In OG’s case, however, the son of the star has already made a name for himself. “He’s [got] attention to detail,” Pendergast said. “He wants to be the best that he can be at his position. And, you know, he’s a guy that loves challenges, and that’s one of the things I liked about him as a player.” Defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast said Griffin has learned to channel his energy in a way that helps the team. Fans may have noticed Griffin frequently dances during games, whether it be on the sideline, during timeouts or waiting for kickoffs. That’s just part of who he is; he has a deep appreciation for how music and rhythm affect life — and it’s hard for him to contain. But his family, including his father, also helped Griffin discover his true passion on the gridiron. That desire traces back to early childhood, when he first fell in love with football. From a young age, Griffin always knew he wanted to go to the NFL. Griffin’s moves are a hot topic of discussion among his teammates. Redshirt sophomore safety Isaiah Pola-Mao joked that he thinks Griffin sits in his room for hours on end dancing in the mirror to see what he thinks looks cool. He’s certainly progressing along that path. Despite being a sophomore, Griffin has established himself as the team’s top cornerback. Granted, just about every corner on the team’s roster is a sophomore or younger, but Griffin has set himself apart with his growth from his freshman season. Pendergast noted Griffin’s jump in performance and chalked it up to improved focus. Sophomore cornerback Olaijah Griffin fought through injuries to both shoulders to become one of USC’s best defensive players this year. (Photo: Sarah Ko, Design: Kitty Huang / Daily Trojan) Griffin’s passion doesn’t always manifest itself in productive or entertaining ways, though. Too many times this season he has let his competitiveness get the best of him, picking up bad unsportsmanlike conduct penalties for late and unnecessary hits. That’s something he needs to iron out, but it’s also part of the OG experience — for now. He wouldn’t be the same player if he wasn’t ruled by his need to succeed. Griffin is proud of his family name and his role in representing it. He said his 4-year-old brother Royal loves watching him play and that he wants to be a role model for him. Griffin could hardly contain his smile when he said he hopes Royal turns out like him. “Just seeing him playing and getting the chance to see him play in front of my eyes, it was just a great experience,” Griffin said. “But now I know it’s my time to finally take over his place.” However, it hasn’t always been easy for Griffin. After undergoing surgery on both of his shoulders over the offseason, Griffin struggled with back spasms that kept him out of the Washington and Arizona games. At times, he said, the recovery process was disheartening. “That’s a dream that I’m trying to fulfill, and I’m getting closer to that accomplishment, and that’s something I’m proud of as of right now,” he said. “But I just need to keep going.” “He’s jokes. Funniest guy ever,” Jackson said. “He’s just full of energy, always dancing, always hyping other people up. Being around OG — he makes sure you’re naturally happy.” It was Griffin’s given family that ultimately played the biggest role in determining his chosen family. When he switched schools, he picked USC so that his family could still come see him play every game, and he doesn’t take their support for granted. Freshman defensive lineman Drake Jackson, in particular, connected with Griffin upon arriving at USC. Jackson said he was drawn to both Griffin’s musicality and his comedic nature. “At first, I didn’t think I was going to be the same because I was out for so long,” Griffin said. “I never had football not [be] in my life for that long, and just to be back and doing more than what I was doing before, it’s just a great feeling.”  The connections are no accident, Griffin admits. As the son of rapper, songwriter and producer Warren G, music has undoubtedly influenced and, in his opinion, assisted his game.  “One day, my [older] brother went to practice, and I was too young to play, but I was practicing with him,” he said. “And once it was my time, I put on the cleats and I shocked everybody on the field.” Griffin said a big reason for his development was his relationship with former USC cornerback Iman Marshall, who was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the fourth round of this year’s NFL Draft. The two Long Beach products had known each other for years before Griffin arrived on campus, and their relationship only grew when they became teammates. “It means everything to me, because even while I’m playing, I could hear my family’s voice cheering me on or telling me something that I need to know,” he said. “Music to me is just something that’s always in my head. That’s why people see me dancing on the sideline, because just being around music, just getting the rhythm, hearing beats, it’s just something that makes me move, and that’s something I love as well. The world wouldn’t even be the same without music.”Olaijah Griffin Increased attention comes with the territory of having a famous father, but it’s not too often that celebrities’ family members make waves in their own right.  Griffin’s background has played a prominent role in his sports career. He has a self-assured nature that comes naturally from seeing high-profile celebrities visit his home from an early age. 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