Bullring hits the bullseye as Birmingham raises its game

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Paul Merson claims Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is to blame for Barcelona defeat

first_img Metro Sport ReporterFriday 3 May 2019 10:40 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link366Shares Jurgen Klopp previews ‘tough’ Newcastle testTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 15:09FullscreenJurgen Klopp previews ‘tough’ Newcastle testhttps://metro.co.uk/video/jurgen-klopp-previews-tough-newcastle-test-1917860/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.‘If Salah scores at the end they would have had a priceless away goal and the tie would be far from over.‘Liverpool are out for me. But don’t blame Salah. It was Klopp’s tactics which cost them. I just hope it doesn’t affect them in the league.’Klopp’s side will hope to keep their Premier League title hopes alive on Saturday evening when they face Newcastle United at St James’ Park.Liverpool are currently one point behind defending champions Manchester City with two games remaining.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves Paul Merson has blamed Jurgen Klopp for the Barcelona defeat (Picture: Getty)Paul Merson has blamed Jurgen Klopp for Liverpool’s Champions League defeat to Barcelona and says the manager got his tactics wrong at the Nou Camp.The Reds have a mountain to climb at Anfield next week after losing the first leg of the semi-final tie 3-0.Liverpool battled hard following Luis Suarez’s opener but a second-half Lionel Messi brace appears to have condemned Liverpool to a Champions League exit.Mohamed Salah missed a glorious chance to score a vital away goal late on but Merson says the Egyptian star does not deserve any blame for the defeat.ADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘Salah should not be haunted by his miss against Barcelona,’ Merson wrote in a column for the Daily Star. ‘Liverpool’s defeat was Jurgen Klopp’s fault, not his.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Liverpool just bumped into Messi at the peak of his powers. But I still think Klopp got it wrong. Why did he play Georgino Wijnaldum up front?!‘You play your best players in your best system when you’re facing the best in the world. You don’t mess about like that.‘Barcelona struggle with pace and playing Wijnaldum there totally took away their biggest weapon. Why did he do it? Comment Paul Merson claims Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is to blame for Barcelona defeat Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

11 foods that make you hungrier

first_img Share Share Tweet 209 Views   no discussions Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! Food & DiningLifestyle 11 foods that make you hungrier by: – August 18, 2014 Do you ever get the feeling that your stomach’s a bottomless pit? These foods might actually be the problem.Feeling hungry? You should eat. But what if the foods you’re eating actually make you hungrier than you were before you dug in? It’s a more common conundrum than you might think. “Hunger is a result of many complex interactions that occur in the stomach, intestines, brain, pancreas, and bloodstream,” says weight-loss specialist and board-certified internist Sue Decotiis, MD. Problem is, it’s a circuit that’s easily hijacked. Here are 11 foods that can make you feel like you’re running on empty—even when your stomach is stuffed.White breadThe white flour used to bake white bread has been stripped of its outer shell (the bran), which depletes the grain’s feel-full fiber content. Eating it spikes your insulin levels, Dr. Decotiis says.In a recent Spanish study, researchers tracked the eating habits and weights of more than 9,000 people and found that those who ate two or more servings of white bread a day were 40% more likely to become overweight or obese over a five-year period compared to those who ate less of it.JuicesJuicing is all the rage, but these “healthy” drinks contain all the sugar of your favorite fruit, but none of the fiber-containing pulp or skin. That means drinking a glass of juice can shoot your blood sugar levels up—and then back down again—bringing on hunger, according to Mitzi Dulan, RD, author of The Pinterest Diet: How to Pin Your Way Thin. Your better bet: blend a smoothie using whole fruit instead, and mix in a scoop of protein powder or nut butter to help balance your blood sugar and boost satiety. (Just be sure to steer clear of sugary fro-yo or sherbet.)Salty snacksThere’s a reason why you crave something sweet after polishing off a bag of potato chips. Chips, pretzels, and salty snack mixes are little more than quick-digesting simple carbs, which can spur insulin highs and subsequent lows, Dulan says. And since your taste buds and brain link fast-acting energy with sweet foods, it’s common to have a craving for something sweet once you finish your salty nosh. What’s more, thanks to a phenomenon known as sensory specific satiety, you can fill up on chips and feel like only your salty stomach is full. Your sweet one can still feel empty, Dulan says. So get ready to eat two stomachs’ worth of food.Fast foodPretty much every ingredient behind a fast food counter is designed to make you supersize your meal. For instance, trans fat inflames the gut, potentially impairing the body’s ability to produce appetite-controlling neurotransmitters such as dopamine and serotonin, Dr. Decotiis says. Meanwhile, the GI tract absorbs high fructose corn syrup (commonly found in buns, condiments, and desserts) quickly, causing insulin spikes and even bigger hunger pangs. Lastly, fast food’s huge helpings of salt can spur dehydration. And with symptoms that closely mimic those of hunger, it’s easy for dehydration to trick you into thinking you need to go back for seconds.AlcoholAlcohol doesn’t just lower your healthy-eating resolve, it downright makes you hungrier: According to research published in Alcohol & Alcoholism, just three servings can slash your body’s levels of leptin—a hormone designed to squash hunger and keep you feeling full—by 30%. “Alcohol can also deplete your body’s carbohydrate stores (called glycogen), causing you to crave carbs in order to replace what was lost,” Dr. Decotiis says. And if you find yourself craving salty snacks, dehydration and a loss of electrolytes may be at work.White pastaWhite pasta packs all of the same problems as white bread, but it does deserve its own mention as a hunger-offender because it’s so easy to eat far too much of it. A standard serving size of cooked pasta is just half a cup cooked, but restaurants regularly serve up four cups in a single entrée. When you overload your body with simple carbs, your pancreas goes into overdrive churning out insulin, and soon you’ve produced so much of the sugar-managing hormone that your blood sugar levels are low and you’re ravenously hungry. And consider this: What are you pouring over your pasta? If it’s a store-bought sauce, then it probably contains even more hunger-spiking sugar.MSGMSG (aka monosodium glutamate) is a flavor-enhancer best known for being added to Chinese food, and may also be found in other foods including canned veggies, soups, processed meats, and even beer and ice cream. One animal study from Spanish researchers suggests the chemical triggers a 40% increase in appetite, and according to research published in the journal Obesity, people who consume the most MSG are nearly three times more likely to be overweight than those who don’t eat it at all. “The effects of leptin (a “satiety hormone” made by fat cells) may be blunted by the damaging effects of MSG on the hypothalamus,” Dr. Decotiis says. What’s more, the effects can compound over time, so the more frequently you eat MSG, the more you’ll eat, period.Sushi rollsYou might intend to load up on good-for-you fish, but you’re really eating more rice than anything else, says dietitian Susan M. Kleiner, RD, PhD, a scientific consultant with USANA Health Sciences. Case in point: the California roll. Loaded with 30-plus grams of carbohydrates, it’s like eating three slices of white bread. “If you don’t eat anything else, sushi rolls are fairly rapidly digested and emptied from the stomach without a high level of satiating properties like fiber or protein,” she says.Artificial sweetenersWhether they are in your diet soda or sprinkled in your coffee, artificial sweeteners (aspartame, sucralose, saccharin, and others) excite your brain cells, making them think they are about to get a sweet serving of energy (aka calories), and then let them down—hard, Dr. Decotiis says. The upshot: You may crave—and eat—more sweets throughout the day, trying to make up for the letdown. Over time, this process can actually affect the hunger control centers of the brain, she says. And get this: It has been proposed that artificial sweeteners cause insulin spikes just like real, calorie-packed sugar.Kids’ cerealswith a generous dusting of table sugar, these morning starters may cause blood sugar and insulin swings. “Eating such a high carbohydrate load in the morning when cortisol levels are at their highest is a double assault to your metabolism,” Dr. Decotiis says. During the night and into the morning, your body pumps out huge amounts of cortisol, which is believed to be a natural part of your body readying itself for the stresses of the day ahead. “Higher cortisol levels mean a lower ability to metabolize ingested sugars. Therefore blood sugar may be high, but still not reach the tissues where it is needed, leading to fatigue and hunger.” Cereal can be a smart way to start your day—look for whole grain or bran cereals that contain at least 5 grams of fiber and less than 5 grams of sugar per serving.PizzaYou know you can’t eat just one slice—no matter how big it is. That’s because your favorite pizza joint’s combination of white flour dough, hydrogenated oils, processed cheeses, and preservatives can throw off your blood sugar levels, production of satiety hormones, and hunger-regulating regions of the brain, according to Dr. Decotiis. That said, if you make pizza at home with whole-wheat dough and top it with lean meat, lots of veggies, and just a sprinkling of cheese, then you’ll have a fiber- and protein-packed meal that’s less likely to have you reaching for more food in an hour.Healthyliving.msnlast_img read more

Martinez: United wasting time with bid

first_img Martinez told evertontv: “It’s been well documented what happened with the transfer speculation, that’s been dealt with and it was all a little bit of a waste of time – time I don’t want the players to waste. “I think the start of the season was important for us at Norwich and I won’t come out now and carry on talking about the speculation. “The players have had the demands of international football and then they started the league with a lot of travelling, so obviously you can imagine it’s been important these past few days that we can get them recovered, regenerate them in the right manner and get them ready for the next game. “That, at the moment, is our only focus.” Belgium midfielder Fellaini and England left-back Baines have both been linked with moves out of Goodison Park for some time. It remains to be seen whether United will submit fresh bids but they would have to be for substantially more than the respective £12million and £16million they are believed to have offered for Baines and Fellaini for Everton to consider selling. Martinez has previously revealed that a buyout clause in Fellaini’s contract, believed to be £23.5million, expired at the end of July. Martinez has promised to keep supporters informed on the issues of comings and goings. The Toffees dismissed United’s joint offer for the two players “out of hand” as “derisory and insulting”. Now Martinez wants to put an end to any further speculation linking the pair with Old Trafford, where former Everton boss David Moyes took charge in the summer. The Spaniard said: “I think the situation is very clear. I think as a football club we will always keep our fans informed. “When there is something to tell our fans we will do that – they’ll be the first ones to know if there are any players coming in or any players going out.” Everton opened their Barclays Premier League campaign with a 2-2 draw at Norwich and host West Brom on Saturday. These are the matters he wants to be concentrating on and believes the transfer window should close before the season starts. He said: “I don’t believe in getting involved in the transfer window when the games are under way and we are in a very, very important moment of our season. “We’re trying to find our feet, we got a good start under our belts, we’ve got real competition for places and we’ve got the visit of West Brom at the weekend.” Press Association Everton boss Roberto Martinez has branded Manchester United’s £28million bid for Marouane Fellaini and Leighton Baines as a “waste of time”.last_img read more

296th Milan Derby to Air Live on GOtv

first_imgEverton, who were languishing at the bottom of the table in the early part of the season, have been resurgent since the appointment of Carlo Ancelotti as manager. Crystal Palace, on the other hand, have struggled all season and are currently lie 14th, just six points above relegation places, leaving manager Roy Hodgson worried. But with the tricky pair of Wilfred Zaha and Jordan Ayew in attack, they carry offensive plenty of offensive menaceThe Serie A will witness the fierce rivalry on Sunday when Inter Milan host AC Milan in the 296th Derby Della Madonnina (Milan Derby) at San Siro. The game, which kicks off at 8.45pm, will be aired live on SuperSport Select 5.Inter, who won the first encounter 2-0 in September, will seek strengthen their chances of dislodging Juventus as the league champions. They will, however, meet a Milan team who have been in indifferent form. Also on Sunday, reigning LaLiga champions, Barcelona, will travel to face Real Betis at the Estadio Benito Villamarín. The game kicks off at 9pm and will be live on SuperSport Select 4.Real Betis, currently placed 12th, have lost two and drawn two of their last five games, pushing them closer to the relegation battle. But coach Joan Francesc Ferrer, popularly known as Rubi, will hope that his charges – including striker Borja Iglesias Quintas, midfielder Nabil Fekir, and veteran winger Joaquin – will rise to the occasion against their more illustrious opponents. Second-placed Barcelona will aim to regain top spot. Los Blaugrana are three points behind their rivals, Real Madrid, and manager Quique Setién knows that another loss may hamper the team’s chances of retaining La Liga title. Although the team will miss injured striker, Luis Suarez,  skipper Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann will provide sufficient threat upfront, Ivan Rakitic and Frenkie De Jong will provide depth in the middle of the park while Gerad Pique will be tasked to lead the team’s defence line.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Football fans will be treated to a bumper package this weekend as games from the Premier League, Serie A and La Liga will be aired on GOtv this weekend.The games, scheduled to hold from 8-9 February, will be broadcast live on SuperSport Select 2 to GOtv Jolli and GOtv Max subscribers, and on SuperSport Select 4 and SuperSport Select 5 exclusive to GOtv Max subscribers.The weekend’s broadcast begins with the Premier League encounter between Everton and Crystal Palace at Goodison Park today at 1:30pm and will be aired live on SuperSport Select 2.last_img read more

Cole, Badgers seniors end UW career on championship note

first_imgMINNEAPOLIS — After all the talk, hype and anticipation during the season, the Wisconsin women’s hockey team has finally captured the NCAA championship for the first time in the program’s history.Of course, the entire team has to be proud of becoming the best team in the nation. But it has to be even more gratifying for the graduating seniors.The caliber of play from the seniors was a fitting end to the Badgers’ season. And for the departing seniors, this was the ideal way to end their time at Wisconsin, mainly because over the past four years, they’ve become better with each season, only to come up short time and again.The seniors certainly played like they wanted that victory. On the ice in Minneapolis, they definitely looked like a group of players that were so close to victory they could taste it. Their 60 minutes of hard work during the 3-0 victory over Border Battle rival Minnesota was arguably the best hockey the Badgers have played all season long.In the end, it was the effort of the Badgers who were playing their final game in a Wisconsin jersey that won out.Grace Hutchins had a first-period goal, which was assisted by assistant captain Nikki Burish. Cyndy Kenyon would go on to tally assists on both of Jinelle Zaugg’s two powerplay goals, and team captain Sharon Cole was crucial in killing off Minnesota’s powerplay.Meghan Horras did not play in her final game for the cardinal and white, but was instrumental throughout the regular season and early playoffs, where she had the best winning percentage in the conference.It has to be especially rewarding for Cole, who is a native of suburban Minneapolis. She was awarded the privilege of hoisting the championship trophy right in front of her friends and family.”It was very nice,” Cole said of winning it all and going out on top in her hometown. “I grew up here, I’ve played hockey in this rink. It’s great to come home and end it, and have all [my] family and friends come and watch.”I’m ecstatic, I can’t even describe the feeling,” Cole continued. “I was out on the ice and practically bawling. And when my teammates skated up and hugged me, it was amazing. I couldn’t ask for a better way to end my career.”The entire team was happy for Cole and the rest of the seniors. UW head coach Mark Johnson, who began his coaching tenure at Wisconsin during Cole’s first season four years ago, was among those who felt good for Cole.”The first thing that came to mind [after winning] was Sharon Cole and when she first came to Wisconsin four years ago,” Johnson said. “It was also of her being the captain of her team four years later and how much she’s matured and grown and developed into a solid Division I hockey player.”Obviously, the younger Badgers were in no need of extra incentive for winning the title, but thinking about their elder teammates could not have hurt the cause.”You practice everyday and play hard for each other, especially the seniors,” junior defender Bobbi-Jo Slusar said. “We knew it was their last game and I think we sent them off on a good note. … I think they’re pretty happy, so I’m glad we could do it for them.”The Badgers’ victory was a team effort, with the seniors pulling their weight as much as anyone else, but this championship will most certainly stand as a tribute to this talented group of seniors.After all, it is the perfect way to be rewarded for four years of hard work.last_img read more

Volleyball bounces back from Friday’s home loss

first_imgKRIS UGARRIZA/Herald file photoFor the University of Wisconsin volleyball team, it is never too late to turn the season around.Despite losing a heartbreaking match in five sets to Minnesota Friday, the Badgers (17-11, 7-9 Big Ten) returned strong and swept Iowa Sunday for UW’s seventh Big Ten victory of the season.“I am happy that we came off an emotional match Friday night and played some solid volleyball,” head coach Pete Waite said. “It was nice to get the win over Iowa after we went to their place and played poorly in the first match of Big Ten play. I think we showed we are very much improved as a team and heading in the right direction.”Waite’s team was dealt a blow before the match even started when junior outside hitter Brittney Dolgner sprained her ankle before the match. Dolgner leads the Badgers in kills and ranks second on the team in digs.“I thought it was great that everybody else stepped up,” Waite said. “When Brittney puts up 27 kills on Friday night, you are missing a big offensive weapon. I think Allison [Wack] and Caity DuPont stepped up well. … I think that is what being a team is about. You never know if someone is going to be hurt or sick on a day, and anyone has to be ready to play on any given notice.”Despite missing Dolgner, the Badgers showed no ill effects from the previous loss to the Gophers and won the first set against the Hawkeyes 25-16.“I think we just look at the positives from Friday night,” captain Audra Jeffers said of the convincing first set. “We would have loved to have gotten that win, but we thought overall we fought hard as a team, played some pretty good volleyball, and we thought we just need to keep playing hard and we will get this team.”UW went on to win the second set 25-23 and took the final set 25-16.Two seniors paced a well-rounded Badger attack, with Jeffers recording 10 kills and Morgan Salow chipping in nine.“We have become much better as a team,” Waite said. “We have shored up some of the weak areas; we are working hard and fighting harder than we were earlier in the season.”Friday, the Badgers lost a five-set thriller to the border-rival Gophers, despite out-hitting and out-digging Minnesota.“Well, it was certainly an exciting match,” Waite said. “I thought our kids played hard and played with a lot of heart. Some great intensity and some great plays. Obviously, I wish that we could have come out on top, and the girls would be rewarded for their effort and gotten a win tonight.”After splitting the first two sets of the match, the Badgers won the third set 27-25 and the Gophers took the fourth set 31-29.“When it goes to extra points, you know it is a battle out there,” Waite said.The final set wound up in extra points as well, with the Gophers pulling it out 19-17.“Fifth games come down to being conditioned,” Jeffers said. “You are tired at that point, so in practice we work on different drills to get us ready for those situations.”“You have to be mentally tough, too,” Dolgner added. “You have to try and be perfect. You have to make that game a low error, and play really strong.”Dolgner led UW with 27 kills, hitting .340 for the match. Three other Badgers reached double-digit kills and UW posted 75 kills to Minnesota’s 56. Despite this discrepancy, 16 service errors for Waite’s team prevented the Badgers from stringing together long rallies.“We work on it all the time,” Waite said of the service errors. “It’s a matter of them staying composed and staying with the correct technique that we teach them. Sometimes they are going with too much adrenaline. We will continue to give them the drills to work on it, and we will go from there.”Though UW was unable to complete the weekend sweep, both the players and coaches were happy with the effort the players put out.“It feels really good to come out and be a completely different team out there,” Jeffers said. “To see the strides that we have made, and it is just great going into the end of the Big Ten.”“The way they battled tonight shows they are playing with more fire then they have all season,” Waite said. “And that is great. We want to be building to this point. Again, one play here or there and that is our match. … We are not done by far.”last_img read more

Physical food pantry opens at USC

first_imgSeveral University offices created a physical location for USC’s virtual food pantry in the Student Union building due to an increased demand from students. The virtual food pantry was originally created to support food-insecure students on campus. Students who visit the food pantry can pick up two large items and three small items each week. Photo from Facebook.The Office for Diversity and Strategic Initiatives, with the help of campus cultural centers and the Norman Topping Student Aid Fund, decided the change was appropriate in order to expand the pantry. The addition allows students to pick up two bulk items and three snacks and individual items per week from the physical location. The pantry includes perishable items such as eggs, milk, vegetables, frozen food, fruits, canned goods, pasta and snack items. They also offer feminine hygiene products.“We’ve collected a lot of data from the virtual food pantry and based on the data from [it] and data from the ‘Grab N’ Go’ pantries, we felt that a physical pantry with perishable items would better serve this growing population of students dealing with food insecurity,” said Mary Ho, assistant dean for Diversity and Strategic Initiatives in the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences.The food pantry is temporarily located in room 422 of the Student Union building. The Diversity and Strategic Initiatives office said it plans to expand the pantry to a bigger location later in the year. Those offices involved in bringing the pantry to campus say that they are using the food pantry successes at other universities to develop the most efficient and beneficial way to cater to students struggling with food insecurity.“The Office for Diversity and Strategic Initiatives coordinates the Trojan Guardian Scholars program, a program for foster youth and current homeless college students,” Ho said. “Through the program, we saw students are  [also] struggling with food insecurity.” The pantry was opened in 2016 since some students on USC’s campus were dealing with food insecurity, Ho said. As a result, Leo Braudy, a Dornsife professor, and his wife Dorothy decided to donate to fund the pantry. The pantry began as a virtual pantry, providing students with a $25 Trader Joe’s gift card up to three times a semester. Students were also able to pick up three items at Grab N’ Go stations, one which was located in the Topping office.Ho said the office is looking forward to uncovering more information about food insecurity at USC and he believes that being able to provide these food resources to students is an amazing opportunity.“The food pantry program has been a community effort with a lot of folks across the University coming together, who are passionate about supporting students dealing with food insecurity and financial instability,” Ho said.Organizers of the pantry have marketed the service to students using flyers and Facebook. Students who would like to donate food to the new physical pantry can contact diversity@dornsife.usc.edu or drop off food at STU 422.last_img read more

MansionBet adds Bristol City to sponsorship portfolio

first_img Related Articles AFC Bournemouth terminates M88 sponsorship June 1, 2020 Share Share Spotlight Sports takes over MansionBet blog  June 18, 2020 Submit Hayley Turner OBE joins MansionBet’s horse racing team February 11, 2020 StumbleUpon MansionBet continues to expand its portfolio of football partnerships after confirming that it has become the ‘principal shirt sponsor’ of Championship football team Bristol City.Bristol City joins the likes of Tottenham Hotspur, Crystal Palace and AFC Bournemouth who have all been sponsored by MansionBet previously.Dana Bocker, Head of Integrated Marketing at MansionBet, commented: “Sponsorship of a Championship team shows our continued focus and support of the UK market. Bristol City’s proud history within the English league and their growth over the last couple of years makes this an appealing partnership.“We’re looking forward to collaborating with the club to engage with fans over the coming season and increasing our awareness locally.”As part of this partnership, MansionBet and Bristol City will collaborate on regular activations and fan engagement activities which will include giveaways and competition prizes.Bristol Sport Group Head of Commercial Caroline Herbert added: “We are delighted to be in partnership with MansionBet and to welcome them to our Bristol City fan base and Bristol Sport group.“With more than a decade of industry experience and a long tradition of sport sponsorship, they bring a huge amount of expertise and creativity to this partnership.”last_img read more

Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes on Kareem Hunt video: ‘We don’t do those things’

first_imgChiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes wanted to make one thing clear when fielding questions about former teammate back Kareem Hunt, and that was “we don’t do those things.”This first-year starter did talk to Hunt, but Mahomes didn’t reveal the specifics of that conversation. Instead, he told media after the Chiefs’ 40-33 win over the Raiders on Sunday that he did see the video and came to his own conclusion. The Chiefs released Hunt hours after the video was made public.”Those kinds of things are never easy,” Reid told reporters, via ESPN.”I don’t want to get anything to distract from how tough a place this is to play (and) my locker room leadership overcoming the situation we had there, which can be a distraction, and (they) stepped up today in a place that we haven’t always come out with this kind of result.”Wide receiver Chris Conley also offered his reaction after the game.”Kareem being a friend of mine, I think the impact is just that — Kareem as a person,” he said. “I didn’t think about football or how it would have an impact on this locker room or on our season at all. Because obviously, this is secondary. And life, life is first. You know, he has some things that he needs to learn. Some time that he needs to take. Reflection. I think he’s going to do that. Hopefully he has those people around him in that circle who are going to help him through that.”It was a little bit of shock, with the things going on. It came at us pretty fast here. But life moves fast, and it doesn’t wait for anybody. I’ve reached out to him, hoping that he gets the help that he needs and that he can grow as a man, and really, the focus is on Kareem as a person, not the football player right now.”Spencer Ware, who ran for 47 yards and a touchdown as the Chiefs No. 1 rusher in Oakland, said his focus was on the work.”That’s my brother,” Ware said of Hunt. “It’s a tough situation. But the men in this circle, the men in the locker room … we’ve got one goal, and that’s to win a Super Bowl.”​ Hunt spoke publicly for the first time Sunday in an exclusive interview with ESPN’s Lisa Salters.”Honestly, I just want to let the world know how sorry I am for my actions,” Hunt said. “It’s been a tough time for me. I’m extremely embarrassed because of that video. …”It was a long night and to be exact it don’t really matter what happened. I was in the wrong. I could have took responsibility and made the right decision to find a way to de-escalate the whole situation.​”​ NFL didn’t interview Kareem Hunt, woman during investigation of February incident, report sayscenter_img “I’ve talked to him, but I’ll keep it between me and him,” Mahomes said, according to The Athletic. “I saw the stuff that happened, and we don’t do those things.​”Patrick Mahomes on reaching out to Kareem Hunt before Sunday’s game: “I’ve talked to him, but I’ll keep it between me & him. I saw the stuff that happened & we don’t do those things. At the same time, I know we have to move forward.”— Nate Taylor (@ByNateTaylor) December 3, 2018The “stuff” Mahomes is referring to is a video that surfaced of Hunt that is believed to be related to an alleged altercation dating back to February. In the video Hunt is seen pushing and kicking a woman. Related News Former Chiefs RB Kareem Hunt speaks for first time since releaselast_img read more