Kane: ‘Ruthless’ Spurs eyeing victory over Liverpool

first_imgTottenham will head into Sunday’s blockbuster against Liverpool with victory in their sights after a ‘ruthless’ Champions League thrashing of Red Star, according to Harry Kane.The England international scored the first and last goals in the 5-0 belting of the Serbians at in London on Tuesday evening.It was the first win for Spurs since a league trumph against Southampton in late September and only their second victory in the last eight matches. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Are Chelsea this season’s Ajax? Super-subs Batshuayi & Pulisic show Blues can dare to dream Time for another transfer? Giroud’s Chelsea spell set to end like his Arsenal career Kane believes the result against Red Star was a relief after a poor run of form and could help give the Londoners momentum heading into the clash with the Premier League leaders.”Great, exactly what we needed to do. We know we have had a tough run of results and that was the perfect way to respond,” Kane told BT Sport.”We wanted to come out of the blocks and press high. Of course we needed to score early on but we were ruthless in front of goal and got the clean sheet as well.”The most important thing was the win. To win 5-0 was exactly what we needed.”We’ve got a long way to go. Hopefully we can build on this. Liverpool is a tough game coming up, obviously they have started the season fantastic, but hopefully we can win that game.”Kane put Spurs ahead against Red Star in the ninth minute with a header from an Erik Lamela corner, with the same provider setting up Son Heung-min at the back post shortly after.The Korean star then made it three on the stroke of half-time, taking Tanguy Ndombele’s pass and slotting it past the onrushing goalkeeper inside the near post.Spurs continued the onslaught in the second half, with Lamela scoring the fourth on the turn in the penalty area, while Kane rounded out the match with a neat finish in the bottom corner.Tottenham have back-to-back league matches coming up on Merseyside, with Everton at Goodison Park on November 3 following the trip to Anfield.Their European campaign, having moved to second in the group behind Real Madrid, continues on November 6 with the return game against Red Star in Serbia.last_img read more

49ers think they have quite a catch in UW’s Pettis

first_img “Anyone who’s missing reps right now is missing valuable time,” said Saleh. “If you’re not getting your practice reps, someone’s going to pass you up. But, at the same time, those guys are doing a great job in walk through and meetings and making sure they’re getting all of their mental reps so that when they do come back, they won’t skip a beat.” Share: “If you can make guys miss with your feet when you have the ball in your hand, you should be able to do it in routes, too,” Shanahan said. “To combine that with his speed and his hands and his intelligence, which he is very smart, you feel pretty confident that he’s going to continue to get better.”The 49ers traded up 15 spots in the second round to draft Pettis to add to a receiving corps headlined by dependable veteran Pierre Garcon and speedster Marquise Goodwin, who has also looked good during recent practices.Shanahan is hoping the offense can continue to progress after ranking third in yardage (410) and fifth in points per game (28.8) during the five-game winning streak with Garoppolo as a starter to end 2017.While Goodwin, a former Olympic long jumper, has textbook sprinting form, Pettis has anything but. He has long limbs and an awkward running style. But he still finds ways to move efficiently and get separation from defenders. He first figured out he had unique movement skills in the seventh grade. 3 Photos By CHRIS BIDERMAN, Associated Press The Columbian is becoming a rare example of a news organization with local, family ownership. Subscribe today to support local journalism and help us to build a stronger community. GO Share: Subscribe Todaycenter_img Published: August 3, 2018, 5:39pm 49ers think they have quite a catch in UW’s Pettis Former Husky is turning heads at training camp San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Dante Pettis runs during NFL football practice at the team’s headquarters Thursday, July 26, 2018, in Santa Clara, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) Photo Gallery By signing up you are agreeing to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. “I would watch film of me running and I was like, ‘Why do I run so different than everybody else?’ I didn’t really get it and then I was just like ‘All right, that’s just how I run’ and kind of accepted it,” said Pettis.Recent 49ers first-round draft picks have been bitten by the injury bug. Guard Joshua Garnett hasn’t practiced since banging knees with a teammate Saturday and is listed as day to day.Jimmie Ward has been sidelined since midway through Tuesday’s practice with a hamstring injury, though he could return as soon as Friday. Defensive lineman Arik Armstead is also dealing with a hamstring issue and has been listed as week-to-week.Ward and Armstead are expected to have significant roles for defensive coordinator Robert Saleh, who indicated he’s not overly concerned about their absences from camp. But given NFL teams are allowed just 14 padded practices during the regular season, they are missing opportunities to hone their crafts. Receive latest stories and local news in your email: SANTA CLARA, Calif. — The 49ers appear to have found a promising piece for second-year coach Kyle Shanahan’s offense if the first week of training camp is any indication.Rookie Dante Pettis, a receiver drafted in the second round out of Washington, has been a quick study in Shanahan’s complex scheme. He’s also been a tough cover for opposing defensive backs, evident by his string of catches against the starting defense in full-team drills.In fact, Pettis closed Wednesday’s practice by catching a 45-yard touchdown pass from Jimmy Garoppolo, speeding by promising second-year player Ahkello Witherspoon, after earlier beating All-Pro Richard Sherman for a catch on a crossing route.Pettis’ ability to get open against physical NFL cornerbacks was a question mark after he was drafted. But Shanahan made a sizable bet that Pettis could do it given his work as a punt returner. Pettis set the NCAA record with nine punt return touchdowns during his four college seasons. He has been difficult to jam at the line of scrimmage in the early going.last_img read more

In the Soil accepting applications

An annual homegrown arts festival is accepting applications from local artists.In the Soil, a five-day multi-disciplinary festival, is inviting applications from artists of all levels of experience with a close connection to Niagara. This year, In the Soil will feature more than 75 music, theatre, dance, film and media works.Additions to the third annual festival include an outdoor Rock n’ Roll Brunch, a “streetscape” category aimed at bringing new life to the downtown streets and a closing event, Cabaret in the Soil.The application deadline is Nov. 26. A jury of local professionals will select the entries. The top three opening spots, dubbed “Top Soil” acts, will be displayed at Brock’s Centre for the Arts. Applications are available at inthesoil.on.caLast year, more than 250 artists and 2,500 festival patrons celebrated the arts at In the Soil. read more