Always be moving forward.That’s the motto the Ohio State men’s track team has going into this weekend’s Indiana Relays in Bloomington, Ind.“It should be a competitive meet,” head coach Ed Beathea said on the teams the Buckeyes are set to run against.Teams like Alabama, Xavier, Notre Dame, Northern Illinois and Indiana are among those set to compete in the meet this weekend.Junior sprinter and hurdler Timothy Faust said he expects the opponents to push the team to greater success and even help him run his best race yet in the 200-meter dash.“This is a chance for us to compete against some good guys from the conference,” Faust said.He added that the team goal for the meet is to continue doing the things they have been doing right and to work hard.Redshirt-freshman sprinter and hurdler Donovan Robertson is expecting the same work ethic the Buckeyes have shown all season from at the meet.“Every week, we are getting better and better,” Robertson said. “Last week was a solid week, I hope we can continue.”Robertson added that getting the chance to compete against conference teams is good for the Buckeyes.“I couldn’t really tell you which (team) is bigger than the other but the fact that they are Big Ten conference teams I think they are all really important,” Robertson said.At the meet, Robertson is slated to only run the 200-meter dash instead of his usual sprints and hurdles. Robertson said this is his first time running the 200-meter dash since high school, but he is excited to run it.Beathea said the coaches start to put runners in single events to get them more competition-minded as they move into February and get closer to the indoor Big Ten Championships.Aside from individuals competing at a high level this weekend, Beathea said he is looking forward to seeing the relay teams show what they can do.“We anticipate running our A (4×4) team this weekend,” Beathea said. “Right now (it’s) a top 10 relay team in the country, we hope (it) will be competitive.”As the indoor season continues on into another weekend of races, Beathea said it is exciting because team members are becoming more tightly knit.“It’s nice to go to the meet and see the guys engaging in what other guys are doing. Guys supporting each other, that’s what it is supposed to look like — less like an individual sport and more like a team sport,” Beathea said.That camaraderie of the team is something he anticipates will help make them successful this weekend.“We want to go out and compete. We want for other teams to know that we were at the meet,” Beathea said. “We want to have a presence at the competition.”The meet is scheduled to start Friday and continue through Saturday.
Sophomore attackman Jack Jasinski heads for the goal in the fourth quarter during the first round of the NCAA tournament against Loyola Maryland on May 14, 2017. Credit: Sheridan Hendrix | Oller ReporterJust weeks after Maryland ended Ohio State’s men’s lacrosse team’s hopes for a Big Ten tournament title, the Terrapins ended the Buckeyes’ shot at their first NCAA championship in program history.Maryland defeated OSU 9-6 in the 2017 NCAA championship game at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts, on Monday. OSU’s six goals tie the team’s lowest total of the season.This was the third matchup of the season between these teams. OSU beat the Terrapins 11-10 in overtime on April 22 on the Buckeyes’ senior night. On May 6, Maryland defeated OSU’s men’s lacrosse team defeated the Buckeyes in the Big Ten tournament championship game. OSU struck first in Monday’s game as senior attackman Austin Shanks scored the first goal of the game, putting Maryland behind on the scoreboard for the first time in the postseason. Both teams battled through a back-and-forth first quarter before the Terrapins took their first lead of the game when a familiar face to OSU, junior midfielder Connor Kelly, scored his 45th goal of the season. The offensive threat scored five goals against the Buckeyes in the Big Ten tournament championship game.Maryland didn’t just capture the lead, it built a multi-goal advantage. Two upperclassmen – senior attackman Dylan Maltz and junior midfielder Adam DiMillo – found the back of the net early in the second quarter to extend their teams lead to 5-2.The Buckeyes had no answers.Maryland shut down the OSU offense, holding them scoreless the entire quarter. The Buckeyes managed only four shots the entire quarter and struggled to control the ball, turning it over on multiple occasions.OSU ended its 24-minute scoring drought with 10:53 remaining in the third quarter when Logan Maccani found the back of the net to pull within two goals. But unlike in Saturday’s game against Towson when the Buckeyes stormed back from a five-goal deficit, the Buckeyes couldn’t cut into their lead.Maryland junior attackman Tim Rotanz scored his second goal of the game with 5:30 left in the quarter to give the Terrapins a 6-3 lead. His team hadn’t scored in nearly 20 minutes. Maryland extended the lead to 8-3 early in the fourth quarter when Maltz scored his second goal of Monday’s game and senior attackman Matt Rambo scored his 42nd goal of the game.Senior midfielder Jake Withers quickly responded, scoring OSU’s first goal in over 15 minutes, when he won a faceoff and found the back of the net with 10:24 remaining in the game. And finally, after being absent for the first three quarters, freshman attackman Tre Leclaire sniped his first goal to pull within three goals.The run continued with 2:25 remaining when senior midfielder Johnny Pearson scored as the Terrapins led dwindled to 8-6.But, that’s as close as the Buckeyes could come to completing their comeback.Rotanz took advantage of OSU pulling its goalie and scored an empty net goal with :58.1 remaining to take a 9-6 lead, which Maryland hung onto until the clock struck zero.OSU relied heavily on redshirt senior goalie Tom Crey to keep them in the game. He saved X shots against Maryland.The Buckeyes reached the NCAA championship after defeating Loyola Maryland 7-4 in the first round, Duke 16-11 in the quarterfinals and Towson 11-10 in the semifinals on Friday. Maryland earned its spot in the final after beating Bryant 13-10 in round one, Albany 18-9 in the quarterfinals then Denver 9-8 in the semifinals.Moving onThough OSU extended its run further than any prior group of seniors in program history, eleven players played in their final game as Buckeyes on Monday. Of the talented group, over half will have an opportunity to play their sport at the professional level.A program-record six OSU players were selected in the Major League Lacrosse draft on Sunday. Withers was selected ninth overall – the third-highest OSU player ever drafted – by the Atlanta Blaze.OSU will have to replace graduating goalie Tom Carey, who led the conference in save percentage (.544). He was selected by the Denver Outlaws in the eighth round of the draft.Leclaire, who finished second on the team with 63 points and led the Buckeyes with 48 goals, returns along with fourth-leading point scorer attackman Colin Chell.
AS Roma’s Alessandro Florenzi has hailed Eusebio Di Francesco’s tactical changes in their shock 3-0 win over Barcelona and insists that they were “tactically a step above” their opponentsAfter a 4-1 defeat at the Nou Camp during their first leg clash, Roma were heavily expected to be eliminated on Tuesday night against a Barcelona side that have gone an incredible 38 games unbeaten in La Liga.Yet, the Giallorossi left the Catalan giants stunned at the Stadio Olimpico with a new 3-4-1-2 formation proving to be a deadly move on Barcelona with Edin Dzeko, Daniele de Rossi and Kostas Manolas goals securing a 3-0 win for the hosts.“To be honest, we never really felt it was at risk tonight, as Barcelona did nothing to cause us problems. We put in the perfect performance,” Florenzi told Mediaset Premium (via Football-Italia).“Tactically, we were a step above them. If Barcelona don’t get to play the ball to feet and pass it around comfortably, they really struggle.”Quiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.The defender remained evasive in regards to the new formation being used in future matches.“The Coach will decide, but what we saw tonight should increase this man’s credibility. We players never doubted him, but some in the media and the stands…” said the 27 year-old.“At half-time, he told us to stay calm, as we knew that we could achieve this miracle. We brought home an historic result. Roma hadn’t been in a semi-final for 34 years.“I really like having three defenders, as it gives me more security to go forward and put crosses in, but it’s up to the Coach to decide.“It was wonderful to see the Olimpico packed. I expect to see this many fans in the Derby against Lazio too.”
French Watford Midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure, believes that Paul Pogba and Benjamin Mendy’s showoff personalities are a good thing for football.There has been a lot of criticism in recent days against French midfielder Paul Pogba for being too flamboyant, but Watford midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure likes this swagger as well as Benjamin Mendy’s. Watford is a Premier League club that has surprised everyone with how well they started the season, this weekend they face Manchester United at their stadium and will put Jose Mourinho’s squad to the test. The French midfielder from the Hornets gave a press conference ahead of the match and called Paul Pogba a ‘showoff’, but later explained why he believes this is a good thing for football. Doucoure also referred to Benjamin Mendy’s charisma, one that we’ve had the chance to watch many times in the Manchester City Amazon documentary series. Both French internationals are always the life of the party during the World Cup celebrations of the National Team, Mendy has even taken charge of the microphone when everybody wants to sing to the other players like N’Golo Kante last week at Stade de France. Talking about Pogba and Mendy during the press conference, Doucoure said this in front of the local press: “He was the same [growing up]. He likes to show off a little bit, but he’s a very nice guy, very natural. Today there’s a different dimension, because he is a superstar, but he was always the same. He likes to laugh, to speak about everything. Both [on and off the pitch], he has this personality… he gets this because he is good on the pitch as well. It’s good for him. Benjamin Mendy as well brings a lot of personality, show-off sometimes. It’s good in the football. Since Under-16, I played with him [Pogba]. And he was, physically, the same like today. He was in advance of everyone. He had his technique. He grew up in Italy, I think he did very good things in England. Of course, he is a very important player for Manchester United. We have to be aware of him, he will be very dangerous for us. We speak together sometimes… I sent him a message in the World Cup, congratulated him on the title,” said the midfielder about both players.Paul Pogba is a SHOW OFF! But football needs him…https://t.co/D53qdZRLT8 #MUFC pic.twitter.com/uycermaLtrVidic: “Ronaldo is the most professional footballer I’ve seen” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Nemanja Vidic opened up on how a 21-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo’s professionalism left him stunned at Manchester United.— Express Sport (@DExpress_Sport) September 13, 2018But Pogba really needs to get a little more serious during these next few weeks, as he has been seriously under fire from the Manchester United fans due to his latest cryptic comments about his future. It has been widely reported by several media outlets that Paul Pogba is being manipulated by his agent Mino Raiola, with the end goal of leaving Manchester United for a new club. The most mentioned team that has been endlessly linked to Paul is FC Barcelona, and the player’s latest comments where he leaves the door open for a possible exit has really angered the fans who demand more respect for the Red Devils as an institution, and for the fans who have been supporting him during the tough moments when his relationship with Jose Mourinho has reached new lows. Pogba’s moments of swagger should decrease a little bit when the times aren’t as good, this could come off as a serious distraction that is keeping him away from the best form possible we all fell in love with during his time at Juventus. Watching that player in Serie A and the Pogba we get today at Manchester United, has made many fans really angry because they keep wondering where that version of Paul went.What do you think about Paul Pogba and Benjamin Mendy’s swagger? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.
Real Madrid will likely have to make do without Isco for this Saturday’s El Derbi against Atletico Madrid due to an acute appendicitisThe Spanish midfielder experienced stomach pains on Tuesday and will now miss Real’s trip to the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, where they will take on Sevilla.Los Blancos boss Julen Lopetegui confirmed that Isco will have to undergo surgery but refused to confirm whether he could be available for this weekend.“He had a stomach pain this morning. It looks like appendicitis,” said Lopetegui on the club website.“Hopefully it’s a speedy recovery. When a player’s out it’s always bad news and we wish him a speedy recovery.“We’ve got a good squad and somebody else will have to play. I have total confidence in the rest of my players.”Zidane hails ‘quality’ James Rodriguez after Real Madrid’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane reserved special praise for James Rodriguez after his starring role in Real Madrid’s 3-2 win over Levante.“I have not been able to talk to him. He’s about to go into surgery. I hope he can quickly get back into shape.”Full-back Dani Carvajal is also a doubt for Saturday after missing training on Tuesday and will skip the game at Sevilla.“We’ll see [if Carvajal will miss El Derbi]. He had an overload and has not improved as we expected,” said Lopetegui.“We have to wait. He will not play against Sevilla. It’s an injury you have to look at day by day.“Injuries will happen. In this case it’s been unfortunate, but they are normal. We have to face them with a level head and with confidence in the player who comes in.”
Physicists have proposed a scheme for quantum teleportation of a beam of light, which could have applications such as in quantum computation. Image credit: Wikimedia Commons. Report: Scientists ‘teleport’ two photons Citation: Physicists Propose Scheme for Teleporting Light Beams (2009, July 14) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2009-07-physicists-scheme-teleporting.html In their study, Changsuk Noh, M.J. Collett, and H.J. Carmichael from the University of Auckland in New Zealand, along with A. Chia from Griffith University in Queensland, Australia, and Hyunchul Nha from Texas A & M University at Qatar in Dohar, Qatar, have proposed a scheme for teleporting a beam of light, including its fluctuations over time. They hope to show that it’s possible that a physical object (e.g. a quantum field) in one location could emerge at another location in the same quantum state, so that any conceivable measurement would yield the same result in both locations. In contrast, previous teleportation schemes do not seriously consider reproducing certain elements, such as temporal fluctuations.In their proposal, the scientists investigate using a stream of photons that are evenly spaced, or “antibunched.” Detecting the individual photons in a stream that is spaced similar to the photon stream at the input would verify teleportation of the full quantum field. The scientists wanted to find the conditions under which this detection could occur. They discover that squeezing light – a technique used to enhance precision measurements – could allow for teleportation of a quantum photon stream if the squeezing is across a broad bandwidth. “I would say that the greatest significance of our study is at the level of clarifying fundamental principles,” Carmichael told PhysOrg.com. “The original proposal for quantum teleportation is conceptually simple since the quantum state considered is carried by a material object – a particle. Alice and Bob are both provided with similar particles; the state of Alice’s particle is destroyed and acquired by Bob’s. When this idea is transferred to the teleportation of light, one faces a fundamental change, because the state of no light (the vacuum) is also a quantum state, and there is an infinity of ‘objects’ (modes or frequencies of light) in this ‘no light’ state. Every one of these has to be reproduced in the same ‘no light’ state in the teleportation. Our paper clarifies the distinction and shows how to achieve the necessary reproduction.” Explore further
(PhysOrg.com) — The first compliant products, that will use Sony’s TransferJet technology, will start appearing in products as early as the spring of this year. Its design will enable file swapping, between two devices, by bringing them within approximately 3cm of each other. The TransferJet technology was first demonstrated at the 2008 International CES in January 2008. Sony stated that TransferJet would run at 560Mbps but users would only be able to achieve transfer rates of up to 375Mbps after networking overheads. © 2010 PhysOrg.com More information: Sony’s technology highlights- www.sony.net/SonyInfo/technolo … transfer_jet_01.html Image depicts transferring photos between a Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX7 and Vaio F-Series laptop. Citation: Sony Launches Short-Range Wireless Technology (w/ Video) (2010, February 8) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2010-02-sony-short-range-wireless-technology-video.html In the future, Sony hopes TransferJet will replace cables that are used today for file transfers between gadgets. The success of this technology’s is going to depend on large consumer electronics companies who have promise to support it.Sony’s first products that will support TransferJet will be their Vaio F laptop and TX7 and HX5V digital cameras. The products have already been launched in Japan and will hitting international markets from February on. Consortium Established to Develop ‘TransferJet’ Wireless Technology Explore further This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Sony’s transceiver IC is the core of TransferJet short-range wireless technology. Transferring data between gadgets is as simple as bringing them together. Sony released the transceiver IC to the merchandise market in November 2009. There are two host interfaces on the transceiver IC. One interface will support PCI and Mini PCI, and other supporting SDIO. The data transfer rate for the PCI and Mini PCI interface (rev 2.3) is approximately 300 Mbit/s and a minimum of 100 Mbit/s for the SDIO interface (V .2.0).Sony is working on a resolution to resolve the slow speeds for SDIO Ver. 2.0, which has a max data transfer rate of 200Mbit/s. With SDIO Ver. 3.0 already standardized, which allows for a maximum data rate to 104Mbyte/s, Sony expects to have TransferJet support SDIO Ver. 3.0 sometime in 2011.