Atlético could chain three wins three months later

first_imgThe rojiblancos have finished 2019 in Champions positions, the great goal of the rojiblanca entity. A win against Levante, in the last match of the first round, would strengthen him in these privileged positions. The team has gone to more as the days have progressed and can now link three consecutive wins and reach Sevilla in third place, after the tie harvested by the Sevilla team against Athletic. Atlético will look to Levante for their third consecutive victory in the league championship, having won Osasuna and Betis before the Christmas holidays. It would be the second time I can do it. Atlético already won three league games in a row. He did it at the beginning of the competition and won by the minimum to Getafe, Leganés and defeated Eibar 3-2, so he started in the best possible way the league championship. But he lost on the fourth day against Real Sociedad.last_img read more

Portmore edged, UWI regain RSPL lead

first_imgPortmore United’s stay at the top of the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) was even more short-lived than that of previous leaders Humble Lion, who spent one week at the top. The St Catherine team’s lead lasted just four days after they went down 1-0 to Maverley-Hughenden in their opening game of the second round at the Prison Oval yesterday, with the University of West Indies (UWI) regaining control of the standings after coming out on the better end of a goal fest against Boys’ Town. The result saw the Lenworth Hyde-coached team slumping to fourth in the standings with 21 points, with UWI’s (23) 3-2 win over the Red Brigade at Barbican Complex ensuring another change at the top. At the Prison Oval, Nicholos Scott netted the game’s only goal five minutes after the interval to give promoted Maverley-Hughenden their second win of the campaign, and coach Lijyasu Simms, who has seen his team draw seven of 12 games, said the win was a result of proper planning after analysing their first-round performance. BEAR FRUIT Results Boys’ Town 2 UWI 3 Montego Bay 2 Arnett Gardens 0 Jamalco 1 Harbour View 2 Reno 1 Tivoli Gardens 2 Waterhouse 1 Humble Lion 1 Portmore 0 Maverley-Hughenden 1 “We sat down and looked where we went wrong in the first round and put things in place for the second round and it bore fruit today and we want it to bear fruit as we go along because the aim is to move from strength to strength,” he said. Portmore dominated the first half hour of play, but never created any real chances, while Maverley-Hughenden came to life in the last 15 minutes and came close to scoring from set pieces twice following faulty ball handling from goalkeeper Shaven-Sean Paul. But it was Portmore who came closest when Kareem Manning crashed a free kick against the post in the 36th minute, and in the 42nd, Suelae McCalla lifted Cleon Pryce’s cross over the bar from four yards. However, five minutes after the break, Maverley-Hughenden surprised the hosts when Scott was the only one to react to a wayward shot, which he redirected in the back of the net from the back post. Malique Foster should have equalised, but placed his effort straight at goalkeeper Damian Campbell. In the final minutes, Portmore thought they had an equaliser when Shawayne Nelson latched on to a loose ball on top of the box, but his goal-bound rocket cannoned off the post and out. “We were flat compared to the second half, but we created some chances, but we lost our focus and we weren’t on top of our game and it cost us today,” Portmore’s assistant coach Linval Dixon said. “It is not the best way to start the second round, but we have time to correct some mistakes we made today and we will get it right, but today wasn’t the case and we paid dearly,” added.last_img read more

Santiago-Manabat impressive in return from ACL injury

first_imgPSL: Stalzer steers Petron past Sta. Lucia in opening win Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Dindin Manabat of Foton vs Angeli Araneta of Generika-AyalaIt was almost a year ago when Dindin Santiago-Manabat suffered a season-ending knee injury.Manabat, however, put the past behind in her first game, helping Foton start its campaign with a win over Generika in the season opener of the 2018 Philippine Superliga.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano LATEST STORIES “For Dindin, it’s just all about the mindset. I asked her and the PT and they said she’s 100 percent healed. Good thing she stepped up today,” said Abella, who made his head coaching debut in the PSL after replacing Serbian mentor Moro Branislav in the offseason. Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “It was okay. Of course, I’m happy because I was able to come back,” said Manabat in Filipino on Saturday.“I’m satisfied. It’s only the first game and I hope I can elevate my game more and it starts in training.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe 24-year-old Manabat had 14 points, including five service aces, and six excellent digs as she backed up American import Brooke Kranda, who fired a game-best 21 points in her professional debut.Foton head coach Rommel Abella liked what he saw from Manabat as he had no concerns over his team captain’s return after a long layoff following surgery. GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Search ends at Ludwig’s property

first_img– For more on Ludwig’s release, Click Here.– For a Friday afternoon update from Inspector Tim Shields,  Click Here.– For a statement from EnCana Corp., Click Here.– For Dawson Creek Mayor Mike Bernier’s take on this developing story, Click Here.– For more on the initial police search, Click Here– Wiebo Ludwig appeared on 100.1 Moose FM’s Issues and Answers in October 2009. Click here to listen to the whole show. But, Inspector Shields insists police are still making progress in the case, and “getting closer to the finish line.”He also points out, the one million-dollar reward is still being offered, and police are still taking tips, at 1-866-994-7473.__– For more on why Ludwig was released, Click Here.Advertisement A search of Wiebo Ludwig’s property has come to an end.Investigators have been on the Hythe-area compound since Friday, and RCMP Spokesperson Tim Shields says they have uncovered new and ‘significant’ evidence in the case. [asset|aid=2363|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=dc25fe4979c41200c964fcf3ae6b8d7b-Shields – search over_1_Pub.mp3]In an interview with CTV News, Wiebo Ludwig said he could “only speculate” on what evidence RCMP was referring to. “I don’t know what they’ve got,” he said. “I am personally not aware of anything that could be indicting.” – Advertisement -According to Shields, the RCMP is confident after reviewing all the information that is in their possession, that they arrested the right person for the right reasons and at the right time.At the moment, Shields is unsure if there will be any other arrests [asset|aid=2364|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=dc25fe4979c41200c964fcf3ae6b8d7b-Shields – another arrest_1_Pub.mp3]Police obtained a five-day search warrant on Friday. After about 24 hours in police custody, Ludwig himself was released on Saturday morning, at which time, BC’s Crown Prosecutor said police didn’t have enough evidence to charge the 68 year-old Ludwig.Advertisementlast_img read more

Ronaldo lauded after ‘most beautiful goal’ buries Juve

first_imgThe Portuguese superstar surpassed himself with a breathtaking overhead hit from inside the box to help put holders Real Madrid closer to the semi-finals.“One of the most beautiful goals in the history of football,” said Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane.It took him only two minutes and 47 seconds to open the scoring in Turin, flicking in Isco’s cross.But the jeers of the home fans turned to applause and earned him a standing ovation after 64 minutes when Dani Carvajal crossed back into the area where Ronaldo connected with an outrageous bicycle kick.Ronaldo responded by putting his hand to his heart and giving a slight bow of gratitude to the crowd. “The applause for Cristiano says it all,” said Carvajal.“Cristiano does things sometimes that only he can do,” said Zidane. “It can be said that it is one of the most beautiful goals in the history of football.Cristiano Ronaldo comforts Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon at the end of the match in Turin © AFP / Alberto PIZZOLI“It’s maybe not as beautiful as mine in Glasgow,” joked Zidane of his goal against Bayer Leverkusen in 2002 that gave Real their ninth Champions League title.“I’m the coach but I’m also a football fan, when I see something like that … that’s why Ronaldo is different from others because he can do that kind of thing.“I’m happy for him and happy to have him on our team.”Ronaldo has been on a goalscoring streak of 19 goals in his last nine games for Real — 28 in 2018 — a feat which even Zidane has said makes him jealous.He has now scored 16 goals in his past 10 Champions League games — 14 goals this season and a double in last year’s final against Juventus.He holds the record for Champions League goals scored with 119.“The Juventus fans applauded Ronaldo but also for his team,” said Zidane. “It’s beautiful. You don’t see that everywhere.”– ‘Football is a show’ –Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri admitted he was amazed by his ability to change his style of play in his thirties to adapt to losing some of his once-searing pace.“I don’t know if Ronaldo’s goal is the best in football history, but it’s really an extraordinary goal, you can only congratulate him on what he’s doing at present,” said Allegri.“The applause is a beautiful lesson from the Juventus fans to the whole world, football is a show, when you have 22 or 30 high level players and you see a shot like this one it’s good to applaud.”Hand on heart: Cristiano Ronaldo acknowledges the ovation from Juventus fans after his stunning second goal © AFP / Marco BERTORELLOThe five-time world footballer of the year has now scored in his last six matches against veteran Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, netting nine in total.“We saw what Ronaldo is and always has been – a player of an extraordinary level who along with Leo Messi is achieving the greatest heights,” said Buffon.“This means they can be compared to Maradona and Pele for the way they ultimately are able to decide matches and trophies won by their teams.”“When you play against one of the best players in the world, like Cristiano Ronaldo, you need perfection, if you leave space he punishes you, and then he invented a goal that will remain in history. It’s a pity that he did it to us,” lamented defender Andrea Barzagli.– ‘Leave Earth, play Martians’ –Not only was the world of football talking about Ronaldo’s goal, NBA star Lebron James published a photo on Instagram of the action and world MotoGP champion Marc Marquez, a Barcelona fan, tweeted: “Bufff what a great goal for CR7!!!”.“Cristiano Ronaldo can now leave the Earth and start playing against the Martians, he has done everything here!” tweeted the Real Madrid defender Alvaro Arbeloa.“Seen a lot of great goals in my time but that is absolutely breathtaking from Ronaldo,” said former England player Gary Lineker.“The opposing fans in the stadium applauding the great @cristiano after the bicycle kick and rightly so. Keeps on upping the ante – relentless!” tweeted Rio Ferdinand.Marcelo celebrates scoring Real Madrid’s third goal against Juventus © AFP / Alberto PIZZOLIThere was also humour from English footballer Peter Crouch, who once scored a similar goal for Liverpool, who wrote on Twitter: “There is only a few of us who can do that.”0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Real Madrid’s Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo (C) scores during the UEFA Champions League quarter-final first leg football match between Juventus and Real Madrid at the Allianz Stadium in Turin on April 3, 2018. © AFP / Alberto PIZZOLITURIN, Italy, Apr 4 – Cristiano Ronaldo scored a record-breaking goal and a stunning overhead bicycle kick to bury Juventus 3-0 on Tuesday in a rematch of last year’s Champions League final.Ronaldo became the first player to score in 10 consecutive Champions League games after just as Real Madrid beat Juventus 3-0 in the first leg of the quarter-finals in Turin, but it was his second goal that everybody will remember.last_img read more

Exclusive – Harper on life at Hull, European football and the new season

first_imgHull goalkeeper Steve Harper joined the Weekend Sports Breakfast to discuss a variety of topics, including the Tigers’ European debut on Thursday night.Steve Bruce’s side were held to a goalless draw by Slovakian side AS Trencin in the first leg of their Europa League third qualifying round tie.Harper reflects on the game and a hugely successful first season back in the Premier League, which saw Hull comfortably avoid relegation and make the FA Cup final.The former Newcastle star also looks ahead to the new season at the KC Stadium and says staying up remains the club’s chief priority.last_img read more

Don’t blame Raheem! Man City’s £49m man defended after Juventus misses

first_img1 Raheem Sterling Manuel Pellegrini refused to blame Raheem Sterling following Manchester City’s defeat to Juventus as he insisted his side did not get what they deserved.City went down 2-1 to the Italian champions in their opening Champions League group stage game on Tuesday night.Sterling was guilty of missing two good chances for the hosts, and his performance drew criticism from Liverpool teammate Steven Gerrard, who was acting as a TV pundit.Pellegrini admitted he was disappointed his side were not more clinical, but he was not prepared to point the finger at his summer £49million signing.He said: “I expect that when we have chances we must score. The differences are very slight, especially against a strong team like Juventus. Maybe Juventus didn’t create so many chances but they had a strong finish.“I don’t think this result is just because of Raheem. We controlled the game and didn’t have many problems but football is like that.“I don’t think we deserved to lose. We played better than Juventus and we had three clear opportunities to score.“Buffon made some very good saves but I think we were very unlucky. We never want to lose here at home, we never want to lose important points, but we have 15 points more to play for.”last_img read more

GAA NOTICE: TIME CHANGE IN FIXTURE BETWEEN AODH RUADH V NAOMH BRÍD

first_imgGAA NoticeFixturesThere is been a change of throw-in times for the ACFL Division Three games against Naomh Bríd in Ballintra this Saturday. Reserves throw in at 4.15pm followed by the seniors at 5.30pm. Our senior hurlers are also in action this weekend.They will be playing MacCumhaill’s this Sunday at 6.30pm in one of their few home games in Ballyshannon in Ulster Táin Hurling League Division Three.As these are rare games we’d like to see a good home support up for the Ernesiders.You can receive the club notes by e-mail every Tuesday morning. To subscribe, enter your details on the website, www.aodhruadh.org, or e-mail your request to info@aodhruadh.org.GAA NOTICE: TIME CHANGE IN FIXTURE BETWEEN AODH RUADH V NAOMH BRÍD was last modified: May 23rd, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Aodh RuadhFixture changeGAANoticesSportlast_img read more

Victim to burglar: `I want my Bible’

first_imgBALDWIN PARK – Annette Hopper just wants her Bible back. The hospice nurse and former Sunday school teacher lost more than her 15-year-old Bible this week when someone broke into her Toyota Camry with the “I serve Jesus Christ” license plate holder. She said the burglar also took books, a leather bag, a cell phone holder, a binder containing work-related information, a pocket nursing guide and medical supplies such as bandages, alcohol swabs and shampoos for her patients. But, Hopper says, the culprit can keep everything except the Bible, which has several pictures of her former students and her notes in the margins. “If I can have my Bible back, I’d be happy. They can take everything else,” she said. “It was just a treasure to me. They can drop it off, put it in the yard. I just want my Bible.” Baldwin Park Sgt. Greg Keef said police have no leads. The car burglary was reported at 6:35 a.m. Tuesday in the 4200 block of Harlan Avenue, he said. The burglar broke a right rear window. ruby.gonzales@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2718 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Midfielder ‘to quit Fulham’

first_imgFrank Lampard is the latest Chelsea player to be linked with a move to China.The Sun say Super League outfit Guizhou Renhe are willing to pay Lampard and Manchester United’s Rio Ferdinand £250,000-a-week each.Lampard has also been linked with a move to the United States.It is also claimed that the club plan to make an offer to Real Madrid’s former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho.Guizhou chairman Wang Guolin said: “I want the best team in China and we are prepared to invest a lot of money to bring Ferdinand and Lampard to us.“Many people here watch the Premier League and know how good the two players are.”Meanwhile, the Daily Mail suggest Borussia Dortmund’s Jurgen Klopp is now a serious contender to become Chelsea’s next manager.It is believed Klopp could take over should top choices Pep Guardiola and Mourinho prove to be out of reach.The Independent say Chelsea are planning a £30m bid to land Newcastle pair Cheick Tioté and Tim Krul in the summer.And Dickson Etuhu has vowed to quit Fulham in the summer after falling out with boss Martin Jol, The Sun report.The Nigeria midfielder, 29, recently lost his first-team place to new signing Mahamadou Diarra and apparently believes he will be moving on at the end of the season.Etuhu is quoted as saying: “All is not well with me and the manager and I think I’ll be heading out of the club in the summer.“But, right now, I’m focused on helping Fulham get a European spot for next season.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more