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  • Falcao eyeing long stay

    first_img United will have to stump up £43million if they want to sign him permanently next summer and the Colombian hopes they do. “Me and my family are happy here, and we would like to stay for many years at Manchester United,” Falcao told MUTV. Falcao’s strike lifted United into the top four for the first time this season. Their manager Louis van Gaal told his players after the final whistle that they are still playing well below the standard he requires though. Van Gaal endured a nervy final few minutes in the home dugout as David de Gea, who earlier saved Leighton Baines’ penalty, pulled off two stunning saves to deny Leon Osman and Bryan Oviedo. And the Dutchman thinks his team gave too many chances away, particularly in the second half, and will demand an instant improvement when the players return from international duty. ”We are not playing good but we are already fourth in the table,” the United manager said. ”That is what I have told my players. ”We played well for one half. We have to do it 90 minutes. ”We haven’t defended well. We have to improve our organisation. ”We have given in the second half four big chances away.” Van Gaal’s opposite number Roberto Martinez hit out at Kevin Friend after the match, accusing the referee of costing Everton a point thanks to an apparent refereeing blunder. Martinez believes the winning goal should not have been allowed to stand though as he felt the game should have been stopped to allow Steven Pienaar to receive treatment for an injury he sustained moments before Falcao found the net. ”We’re disappointed with the second goal. I thought the referee made a major, major error,” the Everton manager said. ”Steven Pienaar was on the ground, we made it clear to the referee to stop the game and he allowed it to play on and it was very, very disappointing. ”Steven receives a knock and he goes to ground, the ball is in front of him and the referee is well aware of it. He is talking with the fourth official. ”It is a clear-cut decision. The law says if the player is on the ground and the ball is not in a dangerous position you need to stop the game. ”Man United attacks and the ball ends up in our net and I don’t think that is fair. I think that action was a big mistake from the referee.” Martinez said he expects centre-back John Stones to be out for “a few weeks” with suspected ankle ligament damage, which occurred in the dying minutes of Sunday’s game. The Football Association confirmed on Sunday night that the defender had pulled out of the England squad for this week’s Euro 2016 qualifiers against San Marino and Estonia because of the injury. Radamel Falcao scored his first goal in English football and then spelled out his desire to remain at Manchester United beyond the end of the season. Falcao started repaying some of the money United have invested in him by scoring the winner in Sunday’s 2-1 victory over Everton at Old Trafford. The Colombian, who also cleared a Phil Jagielka effort off the line in the second half, is on loan from Monaco until the end of the season. Press Associationlast_img read more

  • Chelsea, Spurs and Arsenal enjoy big Premier League wins

    first_imgBy Ian ChadbandLONDON,(Reuters)-Chelsea made light of striker Diego Costa’s absence to extend their lead at the top of the Premier League to seven points yesterday with a 3-0 win at champions Leicester City.After a Harry Kane-inspired Tottenham Hotspur and a ruthless Arsenal side kept up the pressure at the top with 4-0 victories, Chelsea found an unlikely hero in wing back Marcos Alonso, who scored their first two goals at the King Power Stadium.All the pre-match ballyhoo had been about Costa, the league’s leading marksman, having been dropped from Antonio Conte’s squad amid reports of a fall-out over his fitness.Before the game, though, Chelsea released quotes from Conte on their official Twitter site saying that Costa had not trained since Tuesday because of “a pain in his back”.“We played without Diego against Bournemouth and we have had time to prepare for this. We’ve prepared very well,” Conte said.That preparation was shown swiftly as Spaniard Alonso struck early in both halves and Pedro completed a rout of the feeble champions as Chelsea moved to 52 points, seven clear of Spurs.Liverpool, on 44 with third-placed Arsenal, could regain second spot and cut the gap at the top back to five points if they win at Manchester United, who are fifth, today.Tottenham striker Kane had a special day with a brilliant hat-trick in the 4-0 demolition of West Bromwich Albion that saw Mauricio Pochettino’s ever-improving contenders move into second with a seventh straight win in all competitions.It was Kane’s first match since he became a father last Sunday. “It’s amazing. The week has been a whirlwind having a little daughter – to finish it off like this is the best way possible,” he said, after taking his season’s tally to 13 league goals.OWN GOALSArsenal went up to third on goal difference after Olivier Giroud struck his fifth goal in as many games to set them on the way to a 4-0 trouncing of Swansea City, who are now bottom.Between Giroud’s opener and Alexis Sanchez’s 73rd minute effort, Paul Clement, in his first league game in charge of the Swans, also had to watch miserably as Jack Cork and Kyle Naughton deflected Alex Iwobi shots past their own keeper.Hull City recovered to beat Bournemouth 3-1 with a double from Abel Hernandez giving new manager Marco Silva the ideal league debut as they leapt from last place above Swansea and Sunderland, who were beaten 3-1 at home by Stoke City.Peter Crouch scored his 99th league goal for the Potters – a header, naturally – while Marko Arnautovic netted twice, but the goal of the day came from West Ham’s Andy Carroll who struck an astonishing mid-air volley in a 3-0 win over Crystal Palace.“It’s been a while in the making. I’ve been trying for a couple of years. It’s got to be the best goal I’ve scored,” the striker, who has suffered from a string of injuries, said.Joey Barton made a remarkable return for his old club Burnley, coming on as a substitute and scoring with a free-kick in the 1-0 win over Southampton.“It was an incredible thing for him to bring me back with the circus that goes on around me,” said Barton, paying tribute to Burnley boss Sean Dyche, who signed the midfielder after his stormy spell with Scottish club Rangers.It was an emotional afternoon at Vicarage Road as Watford fans paid a lovely tribute to Graham Taylor, the former England manager who died on Thursday, before facing Middlesbrough.At the club he took from the old fourth division into the top flight, the chant of “One Graham Taylor” rang around the ground, fans in the stand named after him held up cards that spelt out “Love G.T” and others were reduced to tears.However, after a long round of applause for their old manager, the Hornets could not deliver the result the supporters craved as they missed chances and were held to a 0-0 draw.last_img read more

  • The Latest: No champ, relegation preferred if Serie A halted

    first_img___The University of Maryland will begin allowing its football players to begin voluntary, individual workouts under the supervision of the sports medial staff on June 15.Football players will be permitted to return to campus on June 8 for medical screenings. The athletes will be tested for symptoms of COVID-19 on a daily basis.Athletic director Damon Evans says he’s “optimistic” about the return of fall sports. He called the voluntary workouts on campus “our cautious and considered road map to the resumption of athletic competition.”Maryland is scheduled to open the season on Sept. 5 at home against Towson. ___The Asian qualifying tournament for the World Cup is set to resume in October after the coronavirus pandemic forced games in March and June to be postponed.The Asian Football Confederation says it agreed with FIFA to schedule two dates in October and two in November to complete the current groups.The AFC says the planned schedule must comply with “government travel and medical restrictions” in the 40 countries taking part.Twelve teams will advance to a further group stage next year. June 5, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Italian top flight soccer clubs are asking for no title winner or relegations if the season is stopped again. Chelsea had seven games remaining.City will still qualify for the Champions League with Chelsea. Liverpool has been relegated.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Four Asian teams will advance directly to the World Cup in Qatar. A fifth team will enter an intercontinental playoff round.___Liverpool could win the Premier League title at home after all.Police originally indicated they wanted Liverpool’s second game after the restart against Crystal Palace to be staged at a neutral venue because of concerns that supporters could congregate outside Anfield.But the league now says the game on June 24 is scheduled to be at Liverpool’s home stadium. Associated Press ___The Italian soccer federation says teams will be allowed up to five substitutions in matches.Italian competitions will adopt the temporary law change when they resume next week.There can still be only three pauses to send on substitutes. If matches go into extra time and teams haven’t used all five of their substitutes they can make a fourth interruption at the end of regular time or between the two halves of extra timeSerie A is set to resume on June 20 with the Italian Cup being completed in the previous week. One of the ideas the Italian federation is planning in case of another stop is the use of an algorithm to decide the final classification.The Lega Serie A held a meeting with the clubs on Friday and Italian media reported 16 of the 20 teams voted in favor of not relegating anyone and not assigning the league title unless it is mathematically certain.A final decision is expected to be made during the next FIGC council meeting on Monday.The Lega Serie A says: “The assembly has given indications to the representatives of the Lega Serie A to vote in favor of solutions which still safeguard the sporting merit if it is not possible to finish the Serie A season.”An algorithm could be used to assign European places. ___South Carolina coach Will Muschamp and football players have joined others in a protest march from the Governor’s Mansion on Friday. The march of several hundred people went the nearly 2 miles from the governor’s residence to the State House. South Carolina quarterback Jay Ulrich carried a sign, “Matter is the minimum. Black lives are worthy. Black lives are beloved. Black lives are needed.”It is the seventh straight day of rallies in South Carolina following the death of George Floyd, killed on Memorial Day when a Minneapolis police officer kept his knee on Floyd’s neck until he couldn’t breathe. The Latest: No champ, relegation preferred if Serie A halted The Merseyside derby against Everton could still be played away from Goodison Park on June 21. The league says the venue is still to be confirmed.Liverpool leads Manchester City by two points and is two wins from ending its 30-year title drought. But Liverpool could clinch the trophy in its first game back against Everton if City loses to Arsenal on June 17.___Chelsea has been declared Women’s Super League champion after the season was stopped because of the coronavirus pandemic.The English Football Association’s board decided to determine the final standings on a points-per-game basis. Manchester City was a point ahead of Chelsea but had played an extra game when the season was suspended in March. ___Borussia Dortmund players Jadon Sancho and Manuel Akanji have been fined by the German soccer league for breaking coronavirus-related restrictions to get haircuts.The league says Sancho and Akanji “apparently violated general hygiene and infection protection standards” to have a barber visit them at home. There were no facemasks visible in photos posted on social media.There were similar photos of Dortmund teammates Dan-Axel Zagadou and Raphäel Guerreiro with Düsseldorf-based barber Winnie Nana Karkari but they were not mentioned in the league’s statement. The Bild tabloid reported that Karkari also visited Dortmund players Axel Witsel and Thorgan Hazard last Thursday.The league says “it goes without question that professional soccer players also need their hair cut” but “this must be done in accordance with the medical-organizational concept at the moment.”last_img read more

  • Leeds announce record-breaking five-year kit deal with Adidas

    first_img(REUTERS) – Leeds United, who earned promotion to the Premier League last week, have signed a five-year kit deal with German sportswear firm Adidas starting from the 2020-2021 season.Leeds ended a 16-year wait to return to the top-flight after second-placed West Bromwich Albion’s defeat at Huddersfield Town on Friday and were crowned champions of the second-tier Championship the following day when third-placed Brentford lost at Stoke City.No financial details were disclosed but Leeds confirmed on Tuesday it was a record-breaking kit sponsorship deal for the club.Adidas will take over from Italian sportswear brand Kappa, whose five-year deal with the club expires at the end of the current season.”We’re looking forward to our return to the Premier League with anticipation next season and partnering with adidas, who are one of the most recognisable names in sport, represents a new beginning for the club,” said chief executive Angus Kinnear in a club statement hereLeeds host 21st-placed Charlton in the final game of the season today.last_img read more

  • Big Blow! Celtic Defensive Duo Suffer Injuries

    first_imgCeltic defenders Jozo Simunovic and Mikael Lustig have handed the Scottish champions a big setback ahead of what is a crucial month in their campaign this season.Simunovic, 23, has been ruled out of Bosnia-Herzegovina’s 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers with Belgium and Estonia after he picked up an hamstring problem while fellow defender Mikael Lustig has also suffered a knock before his Sweden side’s World Cup qualifying games with Luxembourg and the Netherlands.This news will come as a big blow to Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers, who has had to deal with a lot of defensive injuries since the start of the new season.The next few matches would be pivotal to their season, especially in the UEFA Champions League (UCL) where they meet German champions Bayern Munich on October 18 in Germany in what isthe first of a double-header between the two sides, with Bayern visiting Celtic Park on October 31.Relatedlast_img read more

  • GOP supporters welcome Republican US senator candidate to town

    first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisRecent polling shows Republican candidate for U.S Senate John James is just 7 points behind Democratic incumbent Senator Debbie Stabenow. As the race gets tighter for the seat in the U.S. Senate….WBKB caught up with James in his Northern Michigan American Dream Tour.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Alpena home planning biggest Halloween display yetNext One popular Christmas tree made its way to Lansing!last_img read more

  • More Than 2.000 Cyclists Expected

    first_imgThe sixth traditional cycling event ‘Giro di Sarajevo’ will be held on 1 September, and this year the competititve team “Giro Factory Racing” was established. Tarik Imamagić, the executive director of the association ‘Giro di Sarajevo’, said at yesterday’s press conference that the starting point would be in front of the high school “Skender Kulenović” in Dobrinja.‘’The aim is to gather as many number of cyclists in order to address the problem of a lack of adequate infrastructure for bicycles in Sarajevo. The gathering and registration of cyclists begins at 15:00, and the race begins at 17:00’’, said Branka Turkić, Spokesperson for the Association.Last year, around 2.000 cyclists participated, and this year the organizers expect a much larger number.During the press conference, the ‘project of the first bicycle parking in Sarajevo’ was presented. The author of the project, engineer Damir Margeta said that in the next 20 days a parking area with 20 spaces near BBI Center will be completed.(Source: Dnevni Avaz)last_img read more

  • Latham reclaims senior crown with wire-to-wire victory

    first_img Lincolnshire’s Richard Latham completed a wire-to-wire victory in the English senior men’s championship at Kirby Muxloe, Leicestershire – beating the field by a hefty five shots.It’s the second time Latham (Image © Leaderboard Photography) has won the title and he commented: “It feels terrific, I am delighted.”He claimed his crown after a final round which had everything: a first tee wobble, a dramatic charge from a rival, birdies galore – and dogged determination from the new champion.At the end of it Latham, the general manager at Woodhall Spa, was level par for the championship, returning four-over 75 in the final round. The runner-up was David Niven (Newbury & Crookham), who set the final round alight with three birdies in his first five holes.Latham made a meteoric start to his senior career in 2013, but came to Kirby with a point to prove, after losing his England senior team place last year. “I have come out and proved I can still play, which is what I wanted to do. I was desperately keen to prove that to myself,” he said.He made his intentions clear with a superb first round of four-under 67, followed up with level par 71 at Rothley Park – the championship’s co-host – and at the start of the final round he held a seven shot lead over Niven, Chris Reynolds (Littlestone) and Andrew Stracey (Denham).But, such a big lead can be as much a challenge as a comfort and Latham was edgy on the first tee and ended up topping his opening drive. “It was probably the worst shot I have hit in my entire 40-year competitive career, but I did make a good bogey!” he said afterwards.A couple of unlucky breaks later and Latham was three over after four. Meanwhile Niven, a senior international, was charging – and the gap was narrowing.Latham showed his mettle with birdies on five and six, where he struck his shot of the championship. In the first round he had opted to lay up short of the water hazard in front of the green, but this time he went for it, arrowed his shot straight at the pin and holed the 10-footer. “I thought I’d better get a move on!” he said.Both players also birdied the eighth, but after that Niven’s charge stalled and Latham was able to extend his lead once more. He got back under par for the championship with a birdie on the long 17th where he played a superb approach to about 6ft, but the short 18th cost him a shot after he bunkered his tee shot.By then, though, it didn’t matter. He’d avoided paying attention to his rivals’ play but he did know he had a very comfortable cushion as he played the last.He paid tribute to his wife Lisa, for her support, and to his coach, David Ridley. “My coach told me ‘play for yourself, concentrate on what you are doing’ and that’s such sound advice. I gave very little thought to anyone else and concentrated on me.”The spectators, however, were well aware of the scoring as Latham and Niven – playing in separate groups – collected eight birdies between them.Elsewhere there was good play from Paul Plant who scored a final round 73, composed of 16 pars and two bogeys, which moved him into a tie for third place with David Nelson (Northenden). Fifth place was shared by Andrew Stracey and Keith Young (Ashridge).Click here for full scores 3 Jun 2016 Latham reclaims senior crown with wire-to-wire victory last_img read more

  • Diogo Jota, Arsenal target

    first_imgRubén Neves would come for the creation, and another former rojiblanco player, Diogo Jota, would contribute in the scoring facet. He is 23 years old, contract until 2022, and so far this season he has added fifteen goals and six assists in 37 matches with a team that is still far from competing with Manchester City or Liverpool, which gives it even more merit. He did two hat-tricks in the Europa League, one at Besiktas and another to Spanish. Figures on a possible offer are not yet in the works, but it is clear that the Wolves will not let them take their best footballers at any price. It has already been raised that Adama Traoré could return to the Spanish league and that the Mexican striker, Raúl Jiménez could return to Atlético de Madrid, but according to Daily Mail, Diogo Jota and Rubén Neves could head to London to play for Arsenal. Premier League* Data updated as of March 14, 2020 The Portuguese are targets of Mikel Arteta Looking ahead to the next season, for which it has been strengthening for a few weeks. The next course will feature an unpublished Cédric Soares, in addition to the signing of Pablo Marí, and already on your shopping list Layvin Kurzawa. That is why, with the defense reinforcements outlined, it is time to think about the attack and accompany well Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang so you decide to stay (your goal is to play the Champions League) can be decisive if the proposed goals are not achieved. Wolverhampton is the hottest team in the Premier League. The English team ranks sixth in the English league standings, above Tottenham or Arsenal, among others, thanks to the goals and assists of a highly compensated squad. This has made many teams interested in their footballers, especially creators and attackers, which will generate a shower of offers between now and summer. 8 18last_img read more

  • Michael Robinson dies

    first_imgFormer player and television commentator Michael Robinson has died on Tuesday at the age of 61 after a long fight against melanoma with metastases that he suffered since December 2018. Despite the fact that the disease was revealed to be incurable from the start, he continued to work as a commentator on Movistar + and on Cadena SER almost until the last day. ANDThe last game he narrated was, oddly, at Anfield, on March 11, in a Champions League match against Atlético de Madrid. The Reds, their Reds, were eliminated in an unforgettable match. A goal by Morata was the last he saw from the cabin. The worst news in the best scenario.Robinson’s death was announced on his own Twitter profile: “With tremendous sadness we inform you of Michael’s death. It leaves us with a great emptiness, but also countless memories, full of the same love that you have shown him. We will be eternally grateful to you for making this man so happy, he never walked alone. Thank you”. An endearing message for a man with two brilliant careers, that of footballer and that of communicator. With tremendous sadness we inform you of Michael’s death. It leaves us with a great emptiness, but also countless memories, full of the same love that you have shown him. We will be eternally grateful to you for making this man SO HAPPY, he never walked alone. Thank you– Michael Robinson (@michaelrobinson) April 28, 2020Leicester-born Robinson was always linked to the history of the Liverpool, although he debuted in 1975 in the ranks of the Preston North End. From there he went to Manchester City and then to Brighton before joining the Reds in 1983, definitely the team of his life, despite the fact that he only played two seasons. Still gave him time to conquer a League, a League Cup and the 1984 European Cup, on penalties against Roma and in Rome. “I always celebrated not having to shoot a penalty that day. I was going to throw the sixth. Many of us were afraid to screw it up. ” He was in charge of bringing the Cup to the plane, but he forgot it at the airport duty free. “Going back for it, I did the fastest sprint of my career.”DAILY AS ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Michael Robinson, in his time as an Osasuna player.DAILY AS “Going to see Liverpool at Anfield was like Santa Claus came every fortnight. Playing there was playing for a cause, having added value. You were trying to make people proud. Those were society gladiators who lost their job with Margaret Thatcher, “Esquire recalled in an interview.From there he jumped to Queens Park Rangers, in which he would play three seasons, until his arrival at Osasuna, in 1986, now 28 years old and with too many knee injuries in tow. “I came for football and fell in love with Spain,” he has stated on several occasions. In the Navarrese team he would play three more years, in which he would score twelve goals in 59 games. “At first I didn’t even know where he was, I thought the city was called Osasuna. When I saw the penultimate team, I told my wife that I couldn’t save him, that they should have signed Spiderman or David Copperfield. He had other offers, but to sign up for Osasuna seemed very romantic to me. Before the first game I saw that there was a habit of praying before jumping onto the field. I told my father that my suspicions were confirmed, that we were so bad that we had to pray before playing. “English by birth, would play 24 games with the Irish team, due to the ancestry of her maternal family.His second careerAs soon as he retired, he began working at Eurosport and collaborating with Televisión Española, as a commentator on the matches of the English League and, subsequently, of the 1990 World Cup. His peculiar style, his sense of humor and his accent caught the attention of Alfredo Relaño, then head of sports for Canal +. Since then he began a long journalistic career, which led him to present spaces such as ‘El Día after’, by the same network, and to comment on the most interesting game of each day with his inseparable Carlos Martínez. “The Day After is the program I have always wanted to see and have never seen. It is the work of my life. I am more proud of that program than of the European Cup.”In 2007 he launched the Robinson Report program, with in-depth reports on the world of sports: “The program is not about winners and losers. It has to leave a moral. Sport is the pretext to tell stories.” Later he would spread the formula to the radio, with the Cadena SER ‘Robinson Accent’ program, where he placed special emphasis on the human face of the athletes. Throughout these years he has collaborated in various spaces of the SER and also, for a time, in the newspaper AS. In 2017 he received the Vázquez Montalbán International Prize, in the category of sports journalism.Robinson was always a multifaceted character. It was the image of a very popular video game in the nineties, PC Fútbol, and he acted as a voice actor in the animated films Shrek and Shrek 2. A devoted fan of rugby, he promoted the Super Iberica project, a professional league that did not work. He was also a director of Cádiz.last_img read more