United sack scout

first_img United suspended Aakjaer after the allegations came to light and after a brief investigation, they sacked the Dane. “We have terminated our association with him (Aakjaer),” a United spokesman said on Wednesday night. Responding to the initial claims, United issued a statement which ended: “Manchester United is an inclusive organisation and will not tolerate this sort of behaviour.” Aakjaer, who has previously worked at Hamburg, started scouting for United in 2011. On his Instagram page, the Dane has posted several pictures of the club’s training ground in Carrington which he described as his “working place”. Aakjaer posted a selfie with United winger Nani and he also published a picture of a letter he received from Sir Alex Ferguson wishing him well on his wedding day. Manchester United have fired one of their scouts after allegations he posted racial slurs on Facebook. A report in the Guardian claims Torben Aakjaer published anti-immigration posts on the social media website. Those alleged posts now appear to have been removed. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Minnesota looks for home win vs No. 21 Iowa

first_imgVETERAN PRESENCE: Senior leadership could play a big role in this game’s outcome. Daniel Oturu, Alihan Demir and Payton Willis have collectively scored 50 percent of Minnesota’s points this season. For Iowa, Luka Garza, Joe Wieskamp and Ryan Kriener have combined to score 59 percent of the team’s points this season, including 64 percent of all Hawkeyes points over their last five.CREATING OFFENSE: Marcus Carr has either made or assisted on 45 percent of all Minnesota field goals over the last five games. The junior guard has accounted for 25 field goals and 25 assists in those games.SLIPPING AT 72: Minnesota is 0-6 this year when it allows 72 points or more and 12-5 when holding opponents to fewer than 72.UNDEFEATED WHEN: Iowa is a perfect 15-0 when its defense holds opponents to a field goal percentage of 43.1 percent or less. The Hawkeyes are 2-8 when allowing the opposition to shoot any better than that.DID YOU KNOW: Iowa is rated first among Big Ten teams with an average of 79 points per game. February 14, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNo. 21 Iowa (17-8, 8-6) vs. Minnesota (12-11, 6-7)Williams Arena, Minneapolis; Sunday, 1 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Minnesota looks for its fourth straight win over No. 21 Iowa at Williams Arena. The last victory for the Hawkeyes at Minnesota was a 77-75 win on Jan. 13, 2015. Minnesota looks for home win vs No. 21 Iowacenter_img Associated Press ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.comlast_img read more

Syracuse drops 6 spots to No. 18 in Inside Lacrosse poll

first_imgAfter losing two of three games since the last update, Syracuse (7-5, 0-3 Atlantic Coast) dropped six spots in this week’s Inside Lacrosse poll, to No. 18. It’s the third-straight week the Orange has dropped in the poll.Just hours after last week’s rankings came out, Syracuse lost on the road to now-No. 9 Northwestern. SU snuck out a win at an unranked Princeton, 17-16, that wasn’t decided until the final seconds. But on Saturday, Syracuse returned to the Carrier Dome and was crushed by now-No. 16 Duke, losing 17-10.There are now five ACC teams above the Orange in the poll: No. 2 Boston College, No. 5 North Carolina, No. 10 Virginia, No. 14 Virginia Tech and No. 16 Duke. Three of those teams still remain on SU’s schedule: VT, BC and UNC.Boston College remains one of two undefeated teams in Division I, at 13-0. No. 1 Stony Brook is 9-0.Syracuse’s next game is on the road, when the Orange travels to Baltimore, Maryland, to take on Loyola (Maryland) on Thursday. Loyola is up one spot to No. 6 in this week’s poll after beating two unranked teams last week, American and Boston University.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on April 2, 2018 at 3:46 pm Contact Billy: wmheyen@syr.edu | @Wheyen3center_img Commentslast_img read more