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  • Eddie Jenkins' League MVP win highlights postseason awards for Penn fall athletes

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    After the end of the season for sprint football, field hockey, men’s soccer, and cross country, All-Ivy honorees were announced, and several members of the Red and Blue made the list.

    For sprint football, the Quakers had three first team All-Collegiate Sprint Football League selections, including the League's Most Valuable Player, senior quarterback Eddie Jenkins. Along with Jenkins, the other first team selections were sophomore running back Laquan McKever, senior offensive lineman Matt McDermott, and junior linebacker Aaron Johnson. In addition, Jenkins was awarded the Kay Trophy, which is voted upon by the League's coaches and awarded to the top overall performer.

    Jenkins finished his final season with the Quahe fans chanting his name in the stands.The Red Devils newcomer has been quickly embraced by the Mancunian faithful, with chants of "Bruno, Bruno" heard around Old Trafford.Fernandes helped United to a 3-0 win over Watford on Sunday, scorimsdale joined fans on Saturday for defeat to Watford.Ramsdale posted a message on the club's social media last week, urging fans to give the struggling Cherries their full support when Watford visited on Saturday.The 21-year-old missed the game throung the firskers with 570 rushing yards, averaging 81.4 rushing yards per game. He also added 16 touchdowns to his rushing total in 2019. Through the air, Jenkins finished the season with a 66.7% completion percentage, 1207 passing yards, and 11 touchdowns. In total, Jenkins accounted for 27 touchdowns for Penn. Jenkins' performance led Penn to a 5-2 finish, as the team ended the year on a two-game winning streak.

    For field hockey, the team saw one first team All-Ivy selection in Aelder Frenkie de Jong believes Juventus defender Matthijs de Ligt will eventually join him at the Nou Camp.De Ligt turned down Barcelona in the summer as he opted for Juventus, but Frenkie de Jong believes that his former Ajax teammate could join thelexa Schneck and three second team All-Ivy picks. The senior forward Schneck was named to the All-Ivy first team in addition to the National Field Hockey Coaches Association Mid-Atlantic All-Region first team. Additionally, sophomore midfielder/defender Gracyn Banks, sophomore forward Madison Jiranek, and freshman defender Elita van Staden were all named to the All-Ivy second team.

    This is Schneck's fourth All-Ivy selection with Penn. She is one of just three players in program history to receive an All-Ivy selection in all four years with the program. Schneck is one of just 11 Ivy League athletes to earn a NFHCA first-team All-Region honors. She closed out her career with 53 total points in 66 starts, including 19 goals and 15 assists. In Ivy League play, she had 37 points in 28 contests.

    Four athletes across the men's and women's cross country teams were named All Mid-Atlantic Region honorees. On the men's side, junior Anthony Russo and senior Will Daly received All-Region honors, while on the women's side, sophomore Ariana Gardizy and senior Nia Akins picked up the same honors.

    For men's soccer, five players received All-Ivy honors. The Quakers received two first-team All-Ivy selections – junior defender Alex Touche and junior midfielder Joey Bhangdia. Additionally, freshman defender Kai Lammers earned a second team All-Ivy spot. Lastly, senior midfielder Brandon Bartel and junior forward Jake Kohlbrenner both received honorable mention recognition.

    In addition to the five All-Ivy awards for Penn, Touche was named the Ivy League Defensive Player of the Year. Touche anchored a Penn defense that posted three shutouts and allowed just five goals across seven Ivy League matchups.

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  • Penn men's basketball beats Brown, 95-90 in overtime thriller

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    It took a full 40-minute effort, and then some.

    But in one of the most exciting Penn men’s basketball games in a season full of them, the Quakers came back and then held on late to beat Brown 95-90 in overtime.

    The Quakers (14-6, 4-0 Ivy) were led with massive performances from guards Antonio Woods and Caleb Wood. Both hit big threes from all over the court – first to bring Penn back ibeing linked with the Rossonero.“I think so, I've worked for it," he told Tuttomercatoweb when asked if he was ready for a move to Europe.“I'd like to test myself in Europe with international players so I can learn and grow, both as a man and as nto the game, then to put them ahead.

    With the game on the line down the stretch, and the referees calling fouls at seemingly every contact (much to the anger of the Palestra crowd), the fate of the game was decided at the charity stripe.

    Brown (9-9, 2-3) was in the double bonus less than ten minutes into the second half, but it was the Quakers that found themselves at the line most often. Penn finished the game with a whopping 44 free throws, making 30 – just enough to edge them across the finish line.

    Meanwhile, Brown failed to take advantage of their big opportunity at the line, which came with fifteen seconds left in overtime with the ball in the hands of their best player. Freshman Desmond Cambridge, who finished with 29 hard-earned points, missed both attempts, squandering a chance to tie the game late.

    The large number of calls lead to foul trouble for both teams. Both Foreman and forward Max Rothschild were among those forced to sit for Penn. In all, four players fouled out, including Foreman and Cambridge.

    Cambridge carried Brown for large stretches of the game. In the opening five minutaco midfielder Youri Tielemans.The Sun says City are chasing £40m-rated Tielemans, 22, as they plan for life without Spanish maestro David Silva.City have already made contact with Tielemans' people.Monaco's Belgian international has been starring oes, the guard made several contested shots, leading to a 12-2 run that put the Bears up 15-6 just minutes into the game.

    “We had the benefit of watching the tape, and [Cambridge], he takes hard [shots],” Donahue said. “I think Antonio is one of the better defenders, if not the best on-ball defender in this league. I thought Cambridge surprised him at first, got it going and then made harder ones. I really didn’t think we let our guard down on that kid.”

    If Woods’ defensive effort failed to stop Cambridge from scoring, the junior’s offensive output almost matched his. Woods finished with 21 points on the night, including four three-pointers.

    The biggest three – in terms of distance if not importance – came in the first half. With seven seconds left after a Brown bucket, senior Darnell Foreman drove the court, dishing to a wide-open Woods trailing the play. Woods stepped up and calmly sunk the thirty-footer at the buzzer to pull within one.

    “Anytime you can score before the clock runs out, a buzzer-beater, it gives you a sense of momentum going into the half. I think we came out in the second half with a lot of energy, a lot of poise, and I think it showed,” Woods said.

    Unlike the first half, when Penn trailed by as much as nine, the second half was much closea.The midfielder's deal has been terminated by mutual consent and he is now a free agent."Last summer the directors told me to look for another club, since I was no longer part of their plans," he told Globo Esporte.“It was towards the end of the mr. Brown continued to lead the majority of the time, but the lead was one or two points. Penn struggled defensively to contain Brown’s guards, and on the interior against Bears driving the paint.

    Offensively, Penn’s lack of consistency was largely an effect of the turnovers they coughed up. The Quakers struggled at times offensively, forcing passes into tight windows. In a departure from the beginning of the season, it was the forwards who turned the ball over.

    Caleb Wood was there off the bench when the Red and Blue needed an offensive spark. The 6-foot-three guard finished with four triples of his own for 22 points.

    “Wood came off the bench and was terrific on some cuts and made big plays,” Donahue said. “They were game planning us a certain way, and Caleb Wood kind of messes that up a little bit … So I thought that got [Brown] on their heels a little bit.”

    Brown led for most of the game, but when it came down to it in the final minutes and in overtime, Penn’s free throw shooting and clutch defense were enough to overcome Cambridge’s hot shooting.

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  • Penn sprint football's Tracey Woods anchors defense despite inexperience

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    Penn sprint football wrapped up its fourth consecutive win to start the season this past weekend to head into an bye week still undefeated.

    Of the multitude of players who have raised their game this season, junior defensive back Tracey Woods has stood out as one of the most improved players on the roster. If Woods seems like a new face, it’s because he is only in his first year with the Quakers. In fact, he hadn’t played football at all for the last six years.

    Through four games, Woods has four pass breakups and one interception to go along with 10.5 total tackles. Looking at the how the defense has done this year as a whole also shows Woods’ importance to the team.

    Penn’s defense has allowed only four passing touchdowns through its first four games, wAston Villa defender Tyrone Mings will make his England debut against Bulgaria on Monday night.The 26-year-old has been impressive form this season.Gareth Southgate will use to centre-back to replace Michael Keane. The Everton defender delivered another poor display in Friday's loss to Czech Republic.hile picking off the opposing quarterback a noteworthy 13 times. This secondary is not just opportunistic though — they have proven capable of shutting down the opposing team’s passing attack each week by only a Vardy.Elder left the King Power Stadium in the summer to sign a three-year contract with the Tigers.Elder reckons that both Bowen and Vardy possess similar qualities which makes them both clinical in front of goal."I've said it to a lot of lads, a lllowing 5.5 yards per passing play. For contrast, Penn’s offense has averaged 10.1 yards per passing play this season.

    Though it may seem like a surprise that one of the team’s top players played his last football game before this season six years ago, Woods’ childhood experience with the sport and dedication to re-learning the game this offseason paved the way for the his successful season thus far.

    Woods’ football career began when he was just in elementary school, but by the time he reached high school, he began to develop interests in other sports, joining the cross country and bowling teams for St. Augustine High School in New Orleans. Though he was no longer playing organized football, his love for the sport never dwindled. Woods admitted that quitting football was a regrettable decision.

    “In hindsight, it wasn’t the best choice,” he said, “because every every year I didn’t play I just missed being on the field, and it’s not really something you can just recreate in a pickup game.”

    Joining the sprint football team this year allowed Woods to finally get the feeling back that he had lacked since before high school.

    Picking up a sport after a six-year layoff is not an easy task. To further complicate matters, Woods was also making the transition from wide receiver to cornerback. The difference between focusing on the quarterback, as he had learned as a wide receiver, and staying with his man as a cornerback was hard at first, and Woods will be the first to tell you that duringreturn to Chelsea.Obi is happy Frank Lampard is now in the Stamford Bridge hotseat. He was alongside Lampard in midfield for every minute at the Allianz Arena when Chelsea shocked Bayern Munich in the 2012 Champions League final - sharing the dressin the spring, he struggled at practice.

    “I was used to playing receiver and having the ball thrown at me,” he said. “So now I’m here at practice paying attention to the quarterback rather than the guy I’m supposed to be covering and just blowing coverage in every rep.”

    Over the summer he studied defensive footwork and technique, learning how to read a receiver’s hips, how to play both man and zone coverage and bait the quarterback into a risky pass. When it came time for preseason practices in August, Woods was a whole new player, ready to take on the daunting task of a starting cornerback role.

    Woods has been around successful football teams before. As a senior in high school, his school’s team featured current LSU superstar Leonard Fournette, who led the team to an 8-1 regular season. Though Woods was not a member of the team, he still felt the energy such a successful season was able to bring to the school, and for Penn sprint football that same type of energy is currently there.

    “This whole year the coaching staff has been saying this is a special team,” he said, “and now it’s time for us to finish it.”

    With a 4-0 record, big wins over Navy and Army, and only three games left on the schedule, this could be the year they do secure the title, on the back of Woods and the defense’s strong play.

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  • Penn volleyball utilizes both spikes and stats

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    Statistics have always been an integral part of sports. From the rise of Moneyball and the modern statistical revolution all the way back to the first box score ever recorded, the two topics have been inseparable.

    For Penn volleyball, data analytics have become part of the coaching staff’s routine both in between and during matches, leveraging insights from outside the box score to produce tangible results.

    “It’s a little bit of a tightrope walk because as a coach you have some instincts, very subjective ideas about what’s going on in the game," head coach Kerry Carr said."Then you get stats that prove otherwise, you’re looking at objectivity."

    “I think it makes me a better coach getting to be objective about [the game], getting that distance from how I feel about it.”

    Analytics tend to be a polarizing subject in the sports world, coming down to competing ideas of the old-school ‘eye test' versus new-school analytics. Carr, currently in her 18th season as the head coach of the Quakers, fits somewhere for granted in the Champions League.The Reds begin their defence of the title with a tricky game against the talented Italian outfit.And Klopp knows that if his side are not at their best, Napoli will be happy to pounce on any weaknesses.The last timin the middle of that spectrum, acknowledging the need for analytics while still relying on her instincts on game day.

    These insights come from many different places. During games, the team has an assistant on the end of the bench furiously typing into a laptop, recording the outcomes of each rally as it happens in real time. In between games, the coaching staff spends time analyzing video of practices and matches to offer insights into how they should prepare the team for the next weekend.

    In the highly competitive Ivy League, every advantage matters, and the ability to go beyond simply counting stats on the publicly available box score is the focus for Penn.

    “The stat program that we’re using enables us to see statistics that are more in depth than what we see on the box sheet,” assistant coach Seth Rochlin said. “It’s really about helping quantify what has historically been unquantifiable. We use all sort of programs to keep ourselves at the cutting edge.”

    Rochlin, now in his sixth season on Penn’s coaching staff, has been heavily involved in the continued growth of analytics within the program.

    For example, when looking at offensive stats in volleyball, it’s easy to pick up on the importance of kills, point-scoring plays produced by a given player. But from a deeper analytical perspective, a lot of factors go into a player notching a kill.

    Rochlin and the rest of Penn’s staff are able to look into a hitter’s position on the court, where and who the set cng for his blog, Mata stated: "Now it is time to get back in Manchester and focus once again on the Premier League. "We are all looking forward to training together on Thursday to prepare for Saturday's game against Leicester. Over the last few days ame from and where the hitter drove the ball intle United owner Mike Ashley has reportedly cancelled a promised players' trip to Las Vegas.The Toon were supposedly promised the holiday if they avoided the drop during a meeting over pizza in November.The Evening Chronicle reports players were pack order to find ways for more effective attacks.

    For the players, it’s an adjustment from the way that they’ve been coached in the past — most high school programs don’t take analytics as seriously as the Quakers. According to Carr, the coaching staff has been working to make sure that players don’t necessarily take apositive or negative out of any given number, but rather view it as something they can learn from and improve upon.

    Every player learns differently and responds to statistics differently, and the coaching staff is able to provide these insights through different media, whether it’s graphical representations or just cold, hard numbers to help their players grow.

    “It’s all getting us to having a better student athlete and a better experience for them,” Rochlin added.

    “We’re trying to give them the tools to be a better volleyball player and to be a better student athlete, whether it’s in the weight room, in the classroom or specifically on the volleyball court in set three.”

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  • Penn softball can't overcome early deficit, falls to Villanova in the rain

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    Mother Nature and Villanova combined to give Penn softball an awfully rude welcome home on Wednesday.

    The Wildcats dominated the Quakers, opening up a huge lead and withstanding a late rally en route to an 8-4 victory. Villanova (14-18) provided plenty of run support for junior pitcher Kate Poppe, who dominated Penn (13-14) for most of the game.

    Sophomore Alexis Sargent tossed two scoreless frames to begin the game, but Wildcats’ sophomore Natalia Segovia opened up the scoring with a leadoff homer against Penn reliever Lauren Li in the top of the third. The visitors tacked on two more runs in the inning thanks to some subpar play from the Penn defense, which struggled throughout the game.

    Villanova added to its lead in the top of the fifth. Senior Alexis Borden retired the first two hitters she faced, but things unraveled from there. To say they unraveled quickly would be inaccurate, as the inning was halted by a brief rain delay. The Wildcats scored two runs on three hits, two steals, two wild pitches and a walk, extending its lead to 5-0.

    Villanova would pounce on Borden with two outs once more in the next inning, scoring three runs to open up an 8-0 lead before freshman Mason Spichiger came in to stop the bleeding.

    Penn finally got to Poppe in the home half of the sixth. After two quick outs to start the inning, Li worked a walk. Then, freshman infielder Jurie Joyner sent one over the right-field wall, luring a horde of jacket-clad Quakers out of the dugout and into the cold to celebrate and mob the freshman star once she had finished her trot around the bases.

    After Sargent singled and both sophomore Leah Allen and junior Korinne Raby were issued free passes, Poppe was pulled for sophomore Brette Lawrence. With the bases loaded, Lawrence on all 10 of his previous knockout fixtures as Liverpool manager and the financial rewards of reaching the Champions League final in 2018 - then winning the tournament 12 months ago - have been huge.The Liverpools-Champions-League-exit-cost-30millionwalked the first hitter she faced — Vanessa Weaver — to force in a run, and Allen scored on a wild pitch moments later. By the end of the inning, Villanova’s lead had been cut in half.

    But Penn did not score again, and the 8-4 score would hold for the remainder of the game.

    “There were definitely some bright spots at the end of this game,” assistant coach Dani Gonzales said of the late-inning push. “Hopefully we can continue the momentum with our bats and take it into this weekend. It shows that we have heart, that we have fight.”

    The miserable combination of rain, wind and cold did not provide a pleasant environment for a Penn team that had been hoping for a comfortable mid-week matchup at home following a weekend road trip.

    And the Quakers won’t get to stick around for long. They will play their next five games on the road, traveling to Ithaca for a four-game set against Cornell before playing one game hosted by a considerably more local opponent: Drexel.

    Penn has now dropped four of its past five games and is now under the .500 mark. If the Red and Blue want to turn thece Luis Suarez insists he has no problems knowing management are seeking to replace him.It's been suggested Barca are targeting Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez as a successor for the Uruguay international.And Suarez told Ovacion: "The fact that ir fortunesd their squad building after another difficult week.Pressure is mounting on Solskjaer to make January signings after Wednesday's 2-0 home defeat by Burnley.It was a second straight Premier League loss and the players were jeered."We've had one proper back around in the coming week, they’ll have to do it in enemy territory.

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  • Miller’s strike Penn's women's soccer in OT

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    When Penn women’s soccer faced Old Dominion last year, it played a gritty 110 minutes, clawing back from a two goal deficit to end the match in a 2-2 draw.

    But when the Quakers stared down the same opponent for its home opener on Sunday, they had one thing in mind: to win.

    And they did just that. It took 100 minutes of intense play, but the Quakers walked away with a 3-2 victory over the Lady Monarchs (0-3-2).

    Afe and a half years having guided the club to the League Cup final in 2015 and Champions League final earlier in 2019, losing both. His tenure coincided with the building of Tottenham's new stadium, ground being broken in 2015 and the club eventually ter the first half at Rhodes Field, Penn (2-0) was experiencing a mild case of deja vu. Old Dominion was up 2-0 after goals by Grace Haverly and Madison Hogan wiiker Saido Berahino after he failed to appear in court accused of not paying a £75,000 drink-driving fine.The ex-West Brom and Stoke City striker was due to appear at Willesden Magistrates' Court in north west London this morning to answer the chargthin the first 20 minutes.

    When halftime rolled around, coach Darren Ambrose realized his squad needed a change of mindset.

    “At halftime I didn’t mince my words,” he said. “There weren’t a lot of X’s and O’s.”

    Ambrose’s words had a clear impact on his team; when it emerged from the locker room, there was a different energy on the field.

    The Quakers clawed back with an unassisted goal from 25 yards out by sophomore midfielder Lindsay Sawczuk and a well-placed throw from Jill Kennedy that was tapped into the net by freshman forward Anna Estep in the 76th minute.

    Neither team was able to muscle ahead in the remaining 14 minutes of regulation play. The competition came down to which team was willing to go the extra mile, said freshman forward Kristen Miller.

    “It was a matter of wanting it and who would be willing to make the tackle, who was committed to getting in the box on the counterattack,” she said.

    Penn battled through nine minutes of overtime play before Miller took matters in her own hands, or in this case, her own feet. With just 12 seconds left in the period, Miller got control of a rebounding missed shot and volleyed the ball over the hands of Lady Monarch goalkeeper Meredith Lenox, securing a win for the Red and Blue in the process.

    “It was awesome,” the freshman said of her first collegiate goal.

    Ambrose was particularly impressed with Miller’s tenacity on the field.

    “She just never stops,” he said. “She is just such a competitor.”

    Penn’s win against Old Dominion was the team’s second of the weekend, after taking down winless Mount St. Mary 1-0 on Friday. Penn quickly got control of the match after an own goal early in the first half. Though no one on Penn’s roster managed to find the back of the net, the Quakers out-shot the Mount, 18-1.

    Despite the team’s pair of wins, Ambrose is aware that the team has a long way to go before they will be ready to take on conference foes.

    “I just don’t think we’re sharp on the ball yet,” he said. “At any one time [on the field], there are four freshman, there are two or three sophomores who didn’t start a game last year.”

    So far, Ambrose has been pleased with how the younger players have elevated their game.

    “You don’t really recognize [Lindsay Sawczuk] a lot of the time, but she kind of guts it out and does some very subtle things,” he says. “And [freshman forward] Natasha Davenport is a fireplug.”

    Within the Quakers’ 100 minutes against Old Dominion, there were undoubtedly flashes of brilliancee is ready to face Manchester United attacker Anthony Martial today.The pair are former AS Monaco teammates.“There might be a bit of chat and mickey-taking! You'll say things like: 'You're doing well at the moment, take it easy today and in the nex. But it is early in the season, and championship-winning teams are not forged in a mere two games. As Ambrose knows, this team has a lot left to learn.

    “The learning is how to compete,” he says. “And the only way you learn how to compete is getting games like that.”

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  • Jaffe | Lesson learned: Don't doubt the Bagnoli System

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    For much of the first half at Saturday’s Penn-Cornell game while I sat in the press box at Schoellkopf Field, I questioned coach Al Bagnoli’s strategy. I couldn’t fathom why Penn was still trying to barrel its way a move for PSG star Neymar after fresh developments.Neymar has gone AWOL from preseason training just as PSG chief Leonardo has admittedgement aren't short of high profile options should they choose to give manager Unai Emery the push.The Mirror says Arsenal are determined to try and give Emery every chance to turn things around and have denied reports suggesting their Head of Footba he could be sold.Last Friday the Blaugrana president said there was no Neymar situation and was asked what his stthrough Cornell’s problem with Antoine Griezmann being jeered by his old Atletico Madrid fans last night.It was the first time Griezmann was returning to the Wanda Metropolitano since leaving Atletico over the summer.Barca chief Guillermo Amor said: "It was respectabldefensive line on the ground.

    That might sound ridiculous — a mere sophomore second-guessing a coach who, at the time, had won eight outright Ivy titles in 20 seasons.

    But I felt the stat sheet justified my doubt: In the first half the Quakers averaged less than 1.3 yards per carry, and they had still gone to the ground more than the air.

    Penn’s last drive of the first half gave me hope. Andrew Holland’s aerial attack led the Red and the Blue down the field to retake the lead, as the Quakers handed it off just twice in six plays. The march was more than methodical — it was dominant. Every time Holland dropped back, he picked up a first down, and he culminated the drive with a 41-yard strike to Jason Seifert for a touchdown.

    The drive couldn’t have been more unlike Penn’s previous possessions — the Quakers hadn’t scored in over 27 minutes, and in just 51 seconds they had traversed 89 yards in six plays.

    Surely the drive would convince Bagnoli to stick to the passing game.

    It didn’t. Out of the break, Penn came out running again. On the first three plays, the Quakers surprised me by going back to the turf. Apparently, they surprised Cornell too. On the fourth play, Lyle Marsh broke free down the sideline for a 55-yard touchdown run.

    Bagnoli: 1. Jaffe: 0.

    I’m not the only one who has questioned Bagnoli’s system. Many fans were disgruntled about how insistent he was about giving backup quarterback Andrew Holland playing time in every game.

    That decision paid off too, after Billy Ragone dislocated his ankle against Harvard. Penn might not have sole possession of the Ivy League title had Holland not marched his team down the field for the winning touchdown with just one minute remaining — the Quakers might not have even been in a position to win. Would you want your outright title hopes on the shoulders of a quarterback who hasn’t taken a snap?

    Yes, I had fallen into the same trap many others had: I doubted the Bagnoli System. The Bagnoli System might seem obstinate, but it’s tried and tested.

    Next season, the Ivy League will be as wide open as it was this year. The Quakers will have to face 2013 with a new senior captain, uncertainty at quarterback and turnover at a slew of other positions.

    There will be much frustration and experimentation, and as a result, there will be those who question Bagnoli.

    For those fans, I say this: Wait and watch. And when Penn breaks free for a crucial 55-yard touchdown, you may just be pleasantly surprised.

    STEVEN JAFFE is a sophomore economics major from McLean, Va. He can be reached at Jaffe@theDP.com.SEE ALSO

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  • W. Hoops Notebook | Highs and lows

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    Going into Saturday's matchup at Cory.The Swede, on-loan from Atalanta, has been linked with winter market moves to Wolves and Arsenal this week.But Lucarelli, while also discussing former Manchester United defender Matteo Darmian, insists Kulusevski will stay for the entire season.He nell, the Penn women's basketball team had scored more than 63 points in a game just once all season.

    That "high" came at a "low": in an 81-70 loss to Temple that marked the beginning of a month-long, eight-game losing streak.

    In the first half against Cornell, Penn came out flat again, managing just 24 points and trailing by 11 at the break.

    But in the second half, the Quakers caught fire, torching the Big Red for a season-high 55 points on 73 percent shootingl return to Liverpool this week to assess his latest injury.The Wales international, on loan at the Cherries this season, was not able to face Chelsea on Saturday due to "strange" leg injury.Asked for an update on the Wrexham-born star's injury, Howe (16-for-22) from the field and 6-for-10 from three-point range.

    Coach Pat Knapp gave his team a pep talk at halftime, but ironically, senior Carrie Biemer said it was his emphasis on defending Cornell's three-point shooters that helped spark Penn's offense.

    "We had said that this was a winnable game, and we wanted to turn things around for ourselves," Biemer said. "Once we came out and hit a few shots . we just kept getting really confident and everything fell on top of each other."

    Fouling out. Because the Quakers do not have a strong, dependable presence in the frontcourt and only sparingly use dribble penetration, they have not always consistently gotten to the free-throw line.

    Last weekend, Harvard and Dartmouth combined to commit only 27 fouls, and against Harvard the free-throw disparity was 25-to-11 in favor of the Crimson.

    Foul trouble once again plagued at least one Penn player, as Biemer fouled out in only 13 minutes while trying to contain Columbia star forward Judie Lomax.

    "It was a pretty crazy game," Knapp said. "We got poor position, and we know offensively that we need to do different things."

    Against the Big Red, the Quakers' offensive surge was aided mightily by 17-for-21 shooting from the line in the second half, while Cornell attempted only 17 free throws in the entire game.

    Cornell and Penn tallied 19 fouls apiece, although 10 of Penn's fouls came from only two players, as Caitlin Slover and Katarina Lackner both fouled out.

    "You can question how the games have been called if you'd like, they've been very physical," Knapp said. "You could also question our defense. Are we in position so that we don't foul? And the third thing is, get the ball inside, take the ball to the basket, be aggressive."

    Powerful rebounding. The Quakers gave up an eye-popping 15 offensive rebounds to Columbia, which is even more staggering et was delighted to score for Sheffield United in Monday's 1-0 victory over Arsenal.The summer signing from Bournemouth endeared himself to the Blades faithful after his 30th minute strike sealed a memorable victory at Bramall Lane.He told Sky Sportswhen considering that Penn only corralled 15 defensive rebounds of its own.

    The battle for the boards has been a struggle for the team all season, but 6-foot-1 sophomore Erin Power was a bright spot this weekend.

    "Good rebounders really are made and developed; they're not born, and they don't always have size or tremendous jumping ability," Knapp said. "What Erin has done that has developed over her career is she goes and gets the ball. . That's just effort and desire, so I really like Erin's defensive rebounding."

    Power led the team in rebounding in both games (albeit with only five boards against Columbia) and recorded her first career double-double with 11 points, 13 rebounds and six assists against Cornell.

    "She goes after the ball so hard," Biemer said. "And she is a lot taller and has a lot more length than a lot of the people that she's guarding. So she has the ability, she has the size advantage and with the intensity on top of that, it can be a huge advantage over a lot of opponents."

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  • Ailing RHP happy to help out at short, too

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    When Penn shortstop William Gordon tweaked his shoulder last week, the Quakers weren't just in danger of losing their No. 6 hitter - they would havAntoine Griezmann is a Barcelona player. The Frenchman's signature is one of the biggest moves made by any club in this summer's window, and leads to a whole host of questions regarding where he might feature in the side.A versatile operator, the 28-e been a man short in the bullpen as well.

    Luckily for Penn, the freshman will be available to be the man the middle infield for this weekend's home doubleheaders against Harvard and Dartmouth. While he has doubled as a relief pitcher, coach John Cole said Gordon's arm trouble has kept him off the mound in recent games. But even if he's just asked to trot out to short Tottenham have been offered a deal to re-sign Bale on loan from Real Madrid.Bale left Spurs in 2013 when Real made him the world's most expensive footballer at the time with an £86million transfer fee.He earns more than £600,000 per week but Real wthis weekend, Gordon has relished his dual role.

    "I just try to help out whenever I can," Gordon said. "Shortstop is more important right now because our team is doing alright with pitching."

    Due to his bum shoulder and Penn's plethora of arms in the 'pen, Gordon has pitched just three and two-thirds innings this season.

    But despite his .231 batting average, Gordon has started every game, and of late, his bat is sl have turned down Dani Ceballos' request to terminate his loan.The midfielder, reports AS, approached manager Mikel Arteta this week about ending his loan and returning to parent club Real Madrid.However, Arteta has rejected the request.The Gunners tarting to get a little bit hot - his two runs and two RBIs against Saint Joseph's this week helped the Quakers crawl back and get the win.

    Cole knows what he's capable of.

    "He's a talented kid, he's a two-way guy," he said. "We need to get him back healthy so he can help us on the mound."

    While its pitching depth is a strong suit, Penn will certainly need any and every fresh arm available this weekend, especially on Saturday, when Harvard's versatile offense arrives at Meiklejohn.

    The Crimson boast a pair of power hitters with slugging percentages over .420 in right fielder Tom Stack-Babich and first baseman Steffan Wilson. Although he is hitting about 40 points below his career average this season, Wilson is considered by many to be the best player in the Ivy League and a legitimate pro prospect.

    Freshman Todd Roth, who will almost certainly start a game over the weekend, isn't fazed by Wilson's reputation.

    "I'm gonna go out and do my thing," Roth said, "and make him adjust to me."

    But Cole isn't as concerned with Harvard's sluggers as he is with its speedsters.

    Third baseman Matt Vance and center fielder Matt Rogers have each swiped seven bases this year and have been caught three times between them.

    "It's going to be important for us to neutralize their speed game and do a good job of keeping their runners off the bases," Cole said.

    Dartmouth, on the other hand, does not have any incredible power or speed in its lineup.

    The Big Green don't put up any gaudy numbers from the plate or on the mound - as a team they are hitting .269 and have an ERA of 7.71 - but the Quakers will have to be wary of their two-headed monster at the front end of the starting rotation.

    Russell and Robert Young, brothers from Cleburne, Texas, have a combined ERA of 3.82, and a start from either one could give Penn trouble.

    But because the Quakers are already in a bit of a hole in their division, any thoughts of individual performances, scouting reports or next week's Liberty Bell Classic will have to be put out of their heads this weekend.

    With winnable games on the table, Penn can be zeroed in on one thing - quality baseball.

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  • Wrestling: Thanksgiving menu: No. 1 with a side of No. 12

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    As wrestling coach Zeke Jones put it, the Quakers will be spending Thanksgiving "training and eating turkey" as they prepare to take on some of the nation's top teams this weekend.

    Coming off of a second-place finish at the Keystone Classic last Sunday, No. 14 Penn will try to ride its momentum into Albany, N.Y., on Saturday when it faces No. 1 Minnesota and No. 12 Central Michigan at the Northeast Duals. The Red and Blue will also have matches against Bloomsburg and Binghamton.

    To the Quakers' advantage, standout seniors Matt Valenti and Matt Herrington, both of whom skipped the Keystone Classic to participate in the NWCA All-Star Classic in Dallas Monday night, will be back in action at the Northeast Duals.

    Valenti, the country's No. 1 at 133 pounds, earned a win at the annual tournament, which showcases the NCAA's top wrestlers. Herrington, the No. 2 wrestler at 174 pounds, was edged out by No. 3 ey.Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Joe Willock and Reiss Nelson have all come through the youth ranks to force themselves into our first team and, after impressing at Newcastle United last weekend, all three retained their places for our win over the ClaretsJames Yonushonis of Penn State.

    This will be Penn's first-ever appearance at the Northeast Duals, a meet that is largely intended to promote wrestling in an area with a dearth of college programs.

    For the Quakers, a meet with national powerhouses will give them a good opportunity to gauge their strengths and weaknesses at the top tier of the NCAA well before the national championships in March.

    "It's still early, so we're really just trying to improve," Jones said. "This meet is great because it will give us a test of the best team in the MAC and the best team in the Big 10, so it gives a sense of where we're at coming into the season."

    But, given Penn's tremendous success on the national level in the past few years, Jones stressed that his Quakers will be wrestling in the meet not just to gain experience, but to win.

    "We can certainly compete with both of these teams, so I think the guys will get a chance to rise up to the challenge of wrestling some great programs," he said.

    Unlike in years past, when the Quakers had no meets the week after the Keystone Classic, the trip up to Albany will give the team more time on the mats before the Las Vegas Invitational on Dec. 1, another meet that features a slew of high-quality opponents, including three of the Quakers' Ivy League rivals.

    "The goal is to try to hit our first peak these next two weekends," JonManchester City after his contract expired and has signed a six year deal with the Hornets."I feel like all youth players have their own pathway and story, but I am now ready to take the next step," said the midfielder."I need to be playing games andes said.

    With a 12th-place finisday's 1-0 win over Newcastle United.Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's second-half strike proved the difference in a sloppy encounter at St. James' Park.But with a number of first-team regulars missing, Emery took plenty of positives away from the match."Ith last year at the NCAA Championships, the Quakers are no strangers to grapplers of Minnesota's or Central Michigan's ilk. Last year at Nationals, sophomore Matt Dragon, wrestling in the 149-pound weightclass, was defeated by the Chippewas' now-graduated Mark DiSalvo.

    And, on Monday night, Minnesota was also well represented at the NWCA All-Star Classic, with the Gophers' defending national champion Dustin Schlatter winning his match in the 149-pound weightclass decisively.

    This weekend will give the Quakers a chance to make a statement on the national level and to get a feel for what it will take to succeed at the NCAA Championships again.

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  • M. Hoops Tournament Recap: Out of reach

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    LEXINGTON, Ky., March 15 - The clock at Rupp Arena showed 11 minutes and 42 seconds remaining in the game. Penn had gone on a 19-3 run to take its first lead of the afternoon at 39-37.

    On Texas A&M;'s next trip down the floor, senior guard Acie Law missed a runner, but Joseph Jones slammed home the rebound to tie the game. And A&M;'s next same play saw the same result: Law missed a runner and Jones dunked the follow.

    The third-seeded Aggies never looked back from there, going on a 10-0 run and cruising the rest of the way to a 68-52 win.

    Penn hurt itself by falling behind early. The Quakers (22-9) were down 7-0 after 3:30, and did not even score until a three-pointer by sophomore forward Brennan Votel after 5:25 had elapsed - and after Penn missed its first seven shots.

    Many of those looks were open shots, too.

    "When you play against such a good team as Texas A&M;, when you have those open opportunities you have to knock down a reasonable amount of shots," Penn coach Glen Miller said. "We dug ourselves a hole."

    A&M; (26-6) used its advantage for the rest of the half after Penn rallied to make the score 11-9. First it was the All-American Law, who scoer consideration at Spurs as cover for Harry Kane. The England captain won't be seen again until April after undergoing hamstring surgery.Spurs have already sounded out Silva's agent Jorge Mendes about his availability.The Portuguese is currently loared seven straight points to put the lead at nine on a three, a driving layup, and a mid-range jumper.

    But the Aggies were also spurred in large part by an unlikely source.

    Junior Dominique Kirk had 10 points, including eight of the Aggies' first 10, in the first half. Kirk had averaged 6.5 points per game coming into the contest.

    The Quakers were down 31-18 at the half - their worst deficit and lowest first-half point total of the season.

    That first period featured such lows as a 8-for-27 mark from the field (2-for-10 from three-point range). A&M; outscored Penn 7-0 on second-chance shots.

    Seniors Ibrahim Jaaber and Mark Zoller were not ready to pack it in yet, though.

    After the Aggies extended the lead to 14 early in the second half, Penn made its run.

    Zoller converted a three-point play to cut it to 11. Freshman Justin Reilly hit a three. That brought the Louisville fans, whose Cardinals had already earned a date with the game's winner, to their feet rooting for an upset.

    Meanwhile, the Aggies were missing easy shots and rushing others. Penn raced out in transition to get closer. Zoller rattled in a three to cut the lead to 37-34 with 14:13 lefz Gabriel Martinelli trialling with Manchester United has emerged.The Brazil ace linked up with Unai Emery's side from Ituano FC over the summer.The video shows the striker getting off a bus for a match against Lincoln City's Under 18s two years ago.t.

    "They did a great job of converting those plays and we did a bad job of finishing them," Law said.

    After Jones missed a jumper, Jaaber slashed through the lane and was fouled. He got a good bounce on his free throw and tied the game.

    Then Law tried to take over again, but rushed his shot. Jaaber pulled up for a jumper in the paint and Rupp exploded as the Quakers took a two-point lead.

    Penn had a chance to extend its lead, but Reilly badly missed a three. The Quakers' next trip was the shot-clock violation.

    During that media timeout, A&M; coach Billy Gillispie made his most important coaching move of the game. He switched the 6-foot-8 Marlon Pompey onto the 6-2 Jaaber, and allowed the 6-3 Kirk to guard the 6-7 Zoller.

    Penn did not immediately respond to the mismatch, and the offense stagnated. Penn went 4:59 without a point, and the Aggies reestablished control.

    Several of those shots, including a backbreaking three by Kirk wle rivals next week.The Mirror says Liverpool will have to register any new signings before midday on Thursday if they are to face Norwich in their Premier League opener.The Reds open the new campaign at Anfield next Friday with a visit of the newly-ith 4:11 to play, came right at the end of the shot clock.

    "Coach always tells me to shoot the ball, don't worry about it," Kirk said. "So I let it rock."

    A&M; scored on three straight possessions, missed on two, and then had at least one point on 14 straight trips to end the game.

    In the end, a senior class that went 79-37 and 48-8 in Ivy League play finished its career with a third straight loss in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

    When Jaaber and Zoller walked off the floor with a minute to play, joining fellow senior Stephen Danley, who was limited to six minutes with a back injury, they received a rousing ovation from the Penn fans.

    "Getting taken out of the game, just knowing that there's not a tomorrow, it kind of hit me there a little bit," Jaaber said.

    And although the team does leave 11 players behind for next year, Miller will have a lot of work to do if he wants to replicate the feats of this year's team.

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  • Lucky number four

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    For the second time in as many weeks, the Penn men's lacrosse team found itself on the brink of going into overtime against an inferior Ivy opponent.

    And for the second time, the Quakers avoided extra time, coming out on top.

    Penn finished up its Ivy season by squeaking one out over last-place Brown on Saturday at Franklin Field, 9-8.

    The win pushed the Quakers to 4-2 in the Ivy League, their best record since 1989. During that span, the most games the team won was three.

    With under a minute to play, Brown (2-8, 0-3 Ivy) trailed by a goal and was threatening in Penn territory. And after a couple of shots sailed high and wide, the Bears had one more chance to force overtime with 28 seconds left.

    But after an errant pass slowly bounced out of bounds, the Quakers had sealed the win.

    Until that point, it looked like the Bears just might leave Philadelphia with the upset.

    After taking a 6-4 halftime lead behind goalie Nick Gentilesco, Brown was in a position to shock the Quakers and notch its first Ivy win.

    Penn couldn't seem to get anything by Gentilesco --who finished with 11 saves and even set up a goal with a length-of-the-field lob -- allowing the Bears to seize control of the game.

    But the Quakers weren't about to let their league-title hopes slip through their fingers.

    "We realizeafter Sunday's defeat.Commisso felt insulted by Nedved after the game.He explained, "I want to make it clear that nobody from Juventus offended me, they are all very good and I want to thank them. I have no problem with Juve, I just said they don't nd this was our season if we lose this game," said senior attacker James Riordan, who moved into the team lead for goals with a hat trick on Saturday.

    "We had to come back, and our offense really brought it together, and our defense buckled down and made some good saves."

    Junior midfielder David Cornbrooks opened up the second-half scoring with two goals, leading the way to a five-goal third quarter for the Quakers.

    The defense also pulled its weight, holding the Bears scoreless in one stretch for 24 consecutive minutes, including the entire tRui Patricio saved Pogba's effort to ultimately secure a 1-1 draw for the hosts.Rashford scored from a penalty against Chelsea last week but insists he was happy with Pogba stepping up at Molineux."Paul wanted to take it, it's that simple," says Rashhird quarter.

    Penn coach Brian Voelker believes the key lied in the Quakers' refusal to allow themselves to be done in by their first-half woes.

    "We made better decisions; we got after ground balls; we played much better defense in the second half," Voelker said. "We moved the ball better on the offensive end; we played much better defensively; and we did what we had to do to get the win."

    Doing what they had to do meant playing at their own pace, putting pressure on the Brown defense and taking advantage of the faceoffs they won.

    Penn dominated the draw-control battle against an Ivy opponent for the first time this year, winning 14 faceoffs to Brown's seven. Senior attacker D.J a form slump after last night's 1-1 Coppa Italia first-leg draw at AC Milan.Ante Rebic had put the Rossoneri in front before Theo Hernandez saw red for a second bookable offence. A late penalty from Cristiano Ronaldo earned Juve the draw.“We did b. Andrzejewski capitalized on one such faceoff in the second half, extending the Quakers' advantage to two just seven seconds after they took the lead.

    In a game as tight as this one was, that faceoff could have made the difference.

    Still, the Quakers are not letting themselves become discouraged as they prepare for the final two games of the season.

    "Every 'W' is a good win," Andrzejewski said. "We're just going to move on from here."

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  • Penn not doomed by winless weekend

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    With the Penn men's basketball team facing its first 0-2 Ivy League start since 1991-92, the Quakers team of two years ago came to mind for coach Fran Dunphy.

    "Two years ago we definitely put ourselves behind the eight ball with a 2-3 start," Dunphy sstoph Freund is happy for Erling Haaland over his move to Borussia Dortmund.Haaland chose to join BVB after Manchester United pulled out of talks over agents and adviser demands.Meanwhile, Freund said: "It is incredible how Erling grew up with us andaid. "We had a group of really good guys who were able to turn things around and put it behind them."

    The 2001-02 team fell behind in the beginning of conference play with losses to Harvard, Columbia and Yale. After the loss to the Elis on Feb. 8, the Quakers had no choice but to win all of their remaining contests to keep alive any hope of an Ancient Eight title.

    Led by then-juniors Ugonna Onyekwe, Koko Archibong and Andrew Toole, the Red and Blue finished out the season with a nine-game winning streak, defeating Yale in the championship game of a three-team Ivy playoff to earn a trip to the NCAA Tournament.

    This year's Quakers could still mathematically tie for first place in the Ivies if they lost another game. But for all intents and purposes, another loss would likely spell the end of the Quakers' run at a third consecutive title.

    "We're in a situation that we need to refocus," Dunphy said. "Only time will tell if this particular group will overcome the adversity that we now face."

    The Quakers actually did start out 0-2 in conference play during the 1989-90 season, Dunphy's first year at the helm. Penn lost at Princeton and at Brown before earning a weekend split against the Elis, eventually finishing third in the Ancient Eight.

    However, Dunphy said that he will not take anything specific from his first year with the Quakers to implement with his current team.

    "We are going to completely focus on what we have to do this season, which is take each game at a time, starting with this weekend," Dunphy said.

    While Dunphy contended that the toughest road weekend of the Ivy campaign is now behind them, he did not underplay the rest of the league schedule.

    "Any time you go on the road in this league they're going to be tostill in the building process, despite an impressive 2-0 win over Manchester City.Ederson allowed Anthony Martial to fire United into a first half lead despite getting a hand to thelub winning the double.The Reds marched on in the FA Cup after defeating Everton in the third round at Anfield.The Reds were fielding a weakened line up with several youngsters, but still got the better of their experienced counterparts. Teenager Cur France striker's shot.In the second half his mis-control almost saw ugh games," he said.

    Senior captain Jeff Schiffner believes that whatever happens to the Quakers rests on the character of the team now, not methods of motivation from past years.

    "We have our backs to the wall a little bit, but we'll see how we respond," Schiffner said after the Brown loss. "That's what character teams are made of and we'll see what we got."

    One thing that the Quakers need to focus on is a more consistent output of scoring, especially as the game approaches the final minutes. In the majority of its games, Penn has gone through long periods with little or no offensive production, compensating these scoring droughts with brief runs.

    "It's the nature of the sport to go on runs," Dunphy said. "You just hope that your runs go on longer than theirs."

    But Penn's ability to sustain leads this season is lacking when it matters most. While the Quakers have outscored opponents in the first half by over 40, they have been outscored in the second half by four.

    "We certainly could be a bit more consistent on things generally, especially toward the end of games," Dunphy said. "Against Brown we made a couple of great runs but then could not prevent them from coming back."

    Junior Tim Begley leads the Ivies in three-point accuracy, making 46.2 percent of his shots from behind the arc. Senior center Adam Chubb leads the league in rebounds, averaging 7.4 boards per game.

    These rebounds do not always translate into points, however, as Penn frequently comes up empty on half-court sets in which its guards do not get open. A look at the team's 1.1 assist-to-turnover ratio indicates that there is room for improvement on offense.

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    pitcher earned his second start of the spring Friday night against the Brewers. Santiago turned in a solid performance with three perfect innings while believe their opponents are intimidated before they arrive at the Etihad Stadihe Leicester Mercury says Leicester see Shaw as a long-term rThe agent of Caglar Soyuncu insists he's sticking with Leicester City.The Turkey defender has been linked with Manchester City.But agent Mustafa Dogru is adamant the 23-year-old will remain at the King Power Stadium.“Caglar now focuses on the success of the team," Dogru told Radyospor. “A transfer is neither on his nor the club's agenda.“I don't know what's going on in the future, but he's thinking about his achievements at Leicester City and with the national team."eplacement for Ben Chilwell.Chilwell, 23, has become one of the country's best defenders during recent seasons at the King Power, and has been heavily linked with a move to Frank Lampard's um.The champions have won 39 of their last 44 Premier League matches at home - a record they will hope to improve when they host Wolves on Sunday.The City boss said: "My festriking out five in a 7-2 victory. He has a 3.38 ERA and a 1.38 WHIP in seven Cactus League appearances.

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    MLB.com reports closer , who is expected to miss the start of the season as he works his way back from Tommy John surgery last April, threw a 2Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho believes the side's defensive frailties will eventually get exposed.The Blues are on an excellent run in the Premier League, which has taken them up to third in the table on goal difference from Leicester City. They are 5-pitch kasz Fabianski blames himself for defeat at Liverpool last night.The Hammers were heading for a shock win at Anfield before the goalkeeper's blunder allowed Me for Watford having sustained a muscle injury against Red Bull Salzburg on Tuesday night.Klopp said: "He is out. It's muscle this time – more serious than last time. We don't have a timeframe."With Joel Matip (knee) sidelined Klopp has just Joe Goo Salah's tame shot to trickle through his legs to make it 2-2.Sadio Mane scored in the 81stbullpen session Thursday at 50-percent intensity. He did not throw in the bullpen Wednesday as first reported.

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