Atletico Madrid win at Almeria to prolong unbeaten league run

first_img They can enter that match buoyed by the news that Simeone will once again be allowed to prowl the touch line after he completed his ban during the win against Almeria. The central defender has now scored three goals in five league appearances this season, making him the top scoring player in the Rojiblancos squad.  It’s becoming quite the pattern for Atleti’s goals to come from set plays and that was again the case on Wednesday night. Next up for Atletico is a match with Sevilla at the Vicente Calderon on Saturday.  Having scored in the 2-2 draw with Celta Vigo at the weekend, Miranda was again on target, heading home from a corner in the second half. Upd. at 21:48 In fact, six of their seven goals in la Liga have now come from set plays. Sport ENcenter_img Arda Turan’s impressive strike against Real Madrid at the Bernabeu is the only one to break the mould. CEST Diego Simeone’s side have now won three and drawn two of their opening five fixtures. Miranda scored his third goal of the season as Atletico Madrid continued their unbeaten run in la Liga with a 1-0 win away at Almeria.  24/09/2014 Elsewhere, Athletic Club were beaten 2-1 by Rayo Vallecano, while Eibar and Villarreal played out a 1-1 draw.last_img read more

Brazil legend Ronaldo gets tough on Neymar: “You can’t justify what he did”

first_img Upd. on 22/11/2016 at 03:06 CET Sport EN For Ronaldo, Neymar’s reaction, despite the provocation from the Colombian players during the match, was excessive and intolerable: “When you are wearing the Brazil shirt, you can’t act like that,” he said. “You can’t justify what he did,” Ronaldo said to Globo, adding that “[Neymar] is passing through a difficult moment.”  Ronaldo, who has always defended the Barça forward, was very frank this time: “He’s acting in an aggressive way and he can’t accept, under any circumstances, that sometimes these things happen in a game.”  Former Brazil international Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima has been tough on Neymar, criticising the Barcelona player’s attitude during the Copa America this summer, especially during the last game against Colombia, when he was sent off.  19/06/2015last_img read more

Eidur Gudjohnsen’s son leaves Barça and signs for Real Madrid

first_imgDaniel Gudjohnsen, who played for Barcelona’s U12 side, is leaving the club to sign for Real Madrid. We’re talking about a massive bombshell in the world of academy football as Madrid have broken the pact the two clubs made which was to not aggressively sign players from the other’s academy. However the exit of Daniel, son of former player Eidur, has an explanation behind it. 20/06/2018 Upd. at 18:38 CEST IN SPORT.ES A week ago we told you that Barcelona were negotiating the potential signing of Daniel’s brother, Andry (Espanyol), and would like to add him to the Juvenil B team. After various meetings Andry rejected the offer from Barcelona and instead signed for Real Madrid. For that reason, this situation is something of a domino effect. Eidur wants the family to stay together so he’s taking Daniel to Real Madrid along with his brother Andry. The most logical solution was, with Daniel at Barça, that Andry would join La Masia too but the negotiations, undertaken by Amor and Bakero, didn’t reach a satisfactory conclusion.center_img @albert_roge El hijo de Gudjohnsen deja el Barça y ficha por el Real Madrid Albert Rogé Barcelona now view it as Real Madrid, the great ‘enemy’, have taken one of their best U12 players. Daniel enjoyed a fantastic season with the Alevin B side and his progress has been remarkable. So much so that plans were already in place to make him an integral part of the U14 side next season. Those plans, now, count for nothing.last_img read more

English clubs triumph in Europe’s year of comeback shocks

first_imgThis was a year of unprecedented English domination of European club competition, as the Premier League finally turned its financial power into results on the field, but 2019 will be best remembered for a series of stunning comebacks.For the first time ever, all four finalists in Europe’s two club competitions came from the same country with Liverpool beating Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League final and Chelsea defeating Arsenal for the Europa League title.In women’s football, the World Cup, held in France, brought unprecedented interest for the tournament with the United States defending their title by beating the Netherlands 2-0 in the final in Lyon.Interest in the women’s game has arguably never been higher, with broadcast records broken all over the globe in the June-July showpiece.Olympique Lyonnais continued their domination of the the women’s European club game – a 4-1 win over Barcelona in Budapest ensuring a fourth straight Champions League title.The men’s Champions League is often criticised for the predictability of the group stage, which usually sees the established wealthy clubs deal with their less well-off challengers.Yet while that remains a fundamental weakness of the competition, this year the knockout stage certainly delivered plenty of drama.Manchester United produced one of the great comebacks, when under new manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer they went into their round-of-16, second-leg at Paris St Germain, having suffered a seemingly deadly 2-0 reverse at Old Trafford.Yet a stoppage-time penalty from Marcus Rashford gave them a 3-1 win at the Parc de Princes and a remarkable aggregate victory on away goals.Never in 106 attempts in Europe’s top club competition had a team progressed in a knockout tie after a 2-0 home defeat and the game will go down as one of United’s great nights despite them being eliminated by Barcelona in the quarter-final.LATE DRAMAThe quarter-finals produced more late drama, this time with the added ingredient of Video Assistant Referee (VAR) controversy, as Manchester City were eliminated by Tottenham, on away goals, after the tie ended 4-4.A late goal from Raheem Sterling looked to have sealed City’s progress and sent their manager Pep Guardiola racing up and down the touchline, leaping into the air, punching the sky in wild jubilation.City’s wildly celebrating fans thought their outlandish dream of a quadruple of titles was still very much alive.Then — as Turkish referee Cuneyt Cakir signalled the goal had been disallowed for an offside following video review — Guardiola fell to his knees, head in hands, in utter despair.Yet even that night of drama was overshadowed by what followed in the last four.Liverpool were presumed dead and buried after losing 3-0 to Barcelona but then, at a fervent Anfield, they were simply unstoppable as they swept aside the Spaniards 4-0 with two goals each for Divock Origi and Georginio Wijnaldum.Then, incredibly, 24 hours later, came another astonishing comeback.In Amsterdam, Ajax skipper Matthijs de Ligt’s fifth-minute header and a superb 35th-minute effort by Hakim Ziyech put Ajax 3-0 up on aggregate against Spurs at halftime, seemingly securing their first final for 23 years.Brazilian Lucas Moura, however, scored a second-half hat-trick, including the aggregate winner, six minutes into stoppage time, as Spurs went through on away goals.It was perhaps inevitable that the final, won 2-0 by Liverpool in Madrid, felt something of a let-down, but fans of European football could hardly complain after a season which saw such extraordinary thrills.UEFA’s newest competition, the Nations League, proved to be a bigger success than most imagined and ended with Portugal beating the Netherlands 1-0 in the final in Porto.last_img read more

After securing Belo, Blackwater to pick Banal at no. 1

first_imgMOST READ Ginebra teammates show love for Slaughter Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports AFTER languishing in the PBA doldrums in its first two seasons, Blackwater is looking at brighter things ahead after basically tabbing cornerstones in two Draft processes.ADVERTISEMENT Obama tips NFL’s Patriots, NBA’s Warriors to win titles “The honeymoon period is over,” owner Dioceldo Sy told the Inquirer as his Elite select 6-foot-2 point guard Raphael Banal first overall in the regular rookie proceedings Sunday at Robinson’s Place Manila.Banal will be the second high-profile rookie to join the Elite, who also made former Far Eastern gunslinger Mac Belo No. 1 in the separate Draft among Gilas Cadet pool members on Thursday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSCone plans to speak with Slaughter, agent“Now we have a formidable team,” Sy went on, admitting his excitement of kissing the doormat image days of the Elite goodbye. “We are targeting to make at least the quarterfinals each conference.“Our modest goal for the coming season is to finish either seventh or eighth overall,” Sy continued. “If we can go higher, then it would be better.”Blackwater will be entering its third season and would like to put the first two behind after failing to make it past the eliminations in its first six conferences. PH among economies most vulnerable to virus 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Elite traded away Carlo Lastimosa very recently to get James Forrester from NLEX. Forrester has greatly underachieved in his first two seasons in the pros with two teams before and is also looking at redemption with his new team.Should Forrester and Banal play according to expectations and Belo comes up with the numbers worthy of being a No. 1 pick, Blackwater has potentially one of the beefiest, talented guard rotations in the league.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments We are young Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 Brad Pitt wins his first acting Oscar as awards get underway Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH BREAKING: Solicitor General asks SC to forfeit ABS CBN’s franchise EDITORS’ PICKlast_img read more

Sugar workers renew call for President’s intervention

first_imgWales closure…say they’re struggling to support their familiesMonths after venting frustration over the non-payment of severance packages which were promised since December 2016, sugar workers have once again protested at their former place of employment, calling for President David Granger and Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo to look into their concerns.Workers who gathered on Monday rejecting the transfer to Uitvlugt Estate and are demanding to be paid their severance packagesAt approximately 08:00h on Monday, the sugar workers formerly attached to the Wales Estate staged another protest at the factory demanding their payments. The workers’ contention is that they cannot be compelled to travel to the Uitvlugt Estate on the West Coast of Demerara, some 22 miles from Wales.At Monday’s protest, the workers told <<>> that they were finding it difficult to get consistent employment and, as such, were struggling to make ends meet. It was explained that their finances were dwindling since they were unable to garner five-day-a-week jobs. In fact, one former Wales employee stressed that many of his colleagues had to seek work in Georgetown.“The family making out real rough; right now, money going down real low,” stated Festus Roberts, who indicated that he worked in the sugar industry over 20 years.“We need money, people got instalment fuh pay, house rent fuh pay,” expressed another protester.Michael Chotoo, another demonstrator, told this publication that he was having great difficulty sending his children aged nine, 13 and 15 to school. “Meh family struggle because some days me children can’t go to school…meh can’t afford because meh nah get money since December month,” the frustrated father observed.In this light, the workers once again called on the Head of State and the Prime Minister to look into their plight and intervene on their behalf.“Not even to de Prime Minister, not one of them not come to solve our problems. Leh dem come look into our matter; we need them here because this is our President and he has to show us that he cares for us,” sugar worker Rahim (only name) expressed.His sentiments were shared by fellow protester Fizal Ali.“We have a very good President and all of here are depending on him as well to come with the verdict as early as possible [because] we deserve our money and we’re going to have it,” the worker highlighted.At last Thursday’s meeting with workers, Estate Manager Dave Kumar reportedly reiterated GuySuCo’s stance that employees must go to Uitvlugt. The workers claimed that they received threats to the effect that their names would be taken off the payroll at Wales. Meanwhile, there was a brief confrontation between a worker and one of the security staff who was filming Monday morning’s protest.The workers have been protesting over the last two months. At one of their many demonstrations, the workers had reminded that President Granger and Prime Minister Nagamootoo had committed their support to the sugar industry in the run-up to the 2015 General and Regional Elections. However, when Government had confirmed the end of sugar operations at Wales Estate last year, it was explained that cost was the main factor behind’s the entity’s closure. Government have also since expressed that only three sugar estates would remain operational in Guyana.last_img read more

Happy Easter

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! IT’S easy to see why the symbols most commonly associated with Easter bunnies, ducks, eggs have little or nothing to do with the actual holiday, on which Christians commemorate Christ’s resurrection from the dead. These are symbols of vitality, of youth, of new life and rebirth of spring. Easter is a celebration of fresh hope, of re-creation, of triumphing over both evil and death. And though the holiday itself arguably the most sacred on the Christian calendar is uniquely Christian, its themes are entirely universal. We all long for new beginnings and the promise of redemption. The arrival of Easter couldn’t come at a better time in Southern California this year, after weeks of rain that have felt endless. Southlanders aren’t used to the dark skies, the dampness and the cold. We long for the sunlight, and the new beginnings of Spring. And in Easter, they are manifest. Happy Easter to all! last_img read more

‘Sanchez over Ozil all day long. I’d bring Wilshere back and let Ozil go!’

first_imgRay Wilkins says Arsenal are a ‘totally different team’ without Alexis Sanchez and says he would prefer the Chilean over Mesut Ozil.The north Londoners are currently locked in contract talks with their star pairing, with the two reportedly looking to get paid as much as the Premier League’s top earners.Sanchez and Ozil both have 18 months to run on their current deals and former Gunners striker John Hartson believes they should ‘cough up or risk losing them to rival clubs’.Speaking to Adrian Durham and Darren Gough on Drivetime, former Chelsea and Manchester United midfielder Wilkins was asked: If you were Arsenal boss and could only have one of Sanchez and Ozil, who would it be?Without hesitation, he said: “I’d have Sanchez, all day long.“I’d bring Jack Wilshere back and let Ozil go. That is only my opinion.“I think Jack is thoroughly enjoying himself at Bournemouth. He is actually playing week in, week out and you can see progress he is making. Thankfully he is over the injury problems he has had in the past.“I think Jack Wilshere could be the equal of Ozil, if not better.“He has a total commitment around the pitch. Ozil has wonderful touches but when he plays against the big teams sometimes you see him go missing.”Sanchez is in red-hot form this season, with Arsene Wenger preferring to play the 27-year-old in a central position. He scored a hat-trick at West Ham on Saturday to take his tally for club and country this season to 13.Wilkins added: “Arsenal without Alexis Sanchez are a totally different team. Arsene plays him at every given opportunity.”Listen to Ray Wilkins on Drivetime, above.last_img read more

Mourinho ‘dines with Arsenal chief’ as pressure on Emery intensifies

first_img ‘I’ll get him’ – Robertson further endears himself to fans with revenge vow to Mane Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion 1 Jose Mourinho could be set for a return to the dugout imminently Liverpool transfer news live: Mbappe latest, Lille star wants to join Reds in future Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ latest SORRY Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? appointed revealed scrap MOST READ IN FOOTBALL According to The Times, Mourinho and Sanllehi had dinner together, with ‘The Special One’ suitably impressed with the latter’s plans for Arsenal’s squad.Pressure is mounting on Emery, who reportedly only has a couple of games to save his job following the 1-1 draw with Wolves at the Emirates on Saturday.Sanllehi is desperate for Champions League football to return to the Emirates, and believes Mourinho could be the man to deliver it.Mourinho, 56, has been out of work since being sacked by Manchester United in December 2018, but has spoken of his desire to return to management sooner rather than later. getty images LATEST The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos Steve Round reveals how Mikel Arteta convinced him to join Arsenal staff PAYBACK TOP WORK In an interview by the Coaches Voice in September, Mourinho revealed that he was ready to return to the dugout – on one condition.“The only thing I know is what I don’t want,” he said. “What I don’t want is crystal clear.“What I want – the general profile of it of course – but I cannot say clubs and country.“I am quite pathological in this sense that I have to play to win.” Jose Mourinho reportedly dined with Arsenal’s head of football Raul Sanlleh this week as the north London side consider axing under-fire manager Unai Emery.The Gunners are thought to be plotting a sensational move for the former Manchester United boss if they call time on the Spaniard’s stint in Emirates, which has proved unspectacular to date.last_img read more


first_imgOn the weekend of August 5 and 6, areas of Haywood County will be filled with cyclists and runners participating in the Lake Logan Multisport Festival.  On Saturday, August 5 residents and visitors can expect bike traffic in the following areas:Bethel/Cruso: 7:00 AM-12:00 PMCanton: 7:15-9:30 AMClyde: 7:45-11:00 AMLake Junaluska: 8:30-10:45 AMCrabtree/Ironduff: 8:00-10:45 AMOn Sunday, August 6, the races will be concentrated in the Bethel/Cruso and Canton areas from 7:00 to 10:00 AM.Public safety officers will be staffing all of the key intersections.  We ask all motorists who will be in these areas during the race to be patient and give plenty of space to any cyclist on the roads.last_img