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  • Rangel: Penalty decision a mistake

    first_img Press Association Giving his own reflection on the incident, Rangel said: “Sometimes you say ‘I have to watch it again to see how it went’, but I knew it wasn’t a penalty. “It was clear the contact was minimal. “It was very unfair. All the boys and the manager have said they watched it again and there wasn’t really contact – they said he was diving even before I committed.” The 31-year-old Spanish full-back added: “Football is a game of mistakes from all the players and the referees, and I think he (Oliver) made a mistake.” As well as branding Oliver’s decision “disgraceful” and “disgusting”, saying “he (Moses) has cheated the ref and then the ref’s cheated us” and calling for the winger to be punished for a “blatant dive”, Monk also had strong words for referees’ chief Mike Riley. Monk said he had had no response from Riley to a letter he sent him expressing concerns about decisions made in Swansea games this season, and accused him of “poor leadership”. Swans captain Ashley Williams admits he has been “baffled” by some of those decisions, and had no doubt the Moses incident had been called wrong by Oliver – although he also stressed that the Northumberland official is one of his “favourites”. Oliver gave that penalty nine minutes after awarding one at the other end when Stoke captain Ryan Shawcross grappled in the home box at a corner with Wilfried Bony, who hit the turf and then slotted in the resulting spot-kick. Asked if he thought there had been a feeling Oliver would, having given that one, then award Stoke a penalty, Wales defender Williams said: “That is the quick thing to say – the obvious thing, you would suggest. “I don’t know if that is what he was thinking. Maybe he just thought it was a penalty. “I don’t want to criticise him too much because he is one of my favourites – I like to work with him and I think he is a good communicator. “He gets a lot of stuff bang on. But (this time) I thought he got a lot wrong.” Stoke forward Jonathan Walters, who came off the bench to head home the 76th-minute winner, felt there was something in the notion of one penalty leading to the other. The Republic of Ireland international said: “I don’t think he would have given the second one if he hadn’t given the first. It is probably a soft one, but that happens.” On the Shawcross incident, he said: “If he is going to give that first one, he has to give a penalty every game, probably four or five times, because that goes on. “It happens to (Stoke striker) Peter Crouch every single game – he gets ragged all over the place and doesn’t get anything because he is so big. “So if that is going to be given against Ryan, you should probably get three or four a game for Peter.” Walters’ goal was his first in the Premier League this season, and his game time in the competition so far this term has amounted to one start and two substitute appearances. The 31-year-old admits it has been a “frustrating” campaign and is keeping an open mind about the possibility of leaving Stoke. “I have a couple of years left on my contract, but with me not playing – I said at the end of last year it is something I’ll have to address,” Walters said. “It is no good just getting bits here and there. We’ll see. “If you’re not playing, it is a no-brainer – you are not in the manager’s plans.” Two players who have departed the club on loan are Jack Butland and Andy Wilkinson. It was announced on Monday that England Under-21 goalkeeper Butland had joined Derby on a one-month deal, and that long-serving Potters defender Wilkinson had made a temporary switch to another Sky Bet Championship side in Millwall, that move being for three months. Referee Michael Oliver controversially awarded the 43rd-minute spot-kick from which Charlie Adam drew the Barclays Premier League contest level after Moses went down in the visitors’ area as Rangel made minimal-looking contact with him. Oliver’s decision left Rangel visibly stunned at the time, and also prompted an angry post-match tirade from Swans boss Garry Monk against both the official and Moses which could land the manager in trouble with the Football Association. Swansea defender Angel Rangel needed no replay to be certain his challenge on Victor Moses in Sunday’s 2-1 defeat at Stoke did not warrant a penalty.last_img read more

  • Report details Garrett’s time as AD for Trojans

    first_imgESPN’s investigative program, Outside the Lines, recently profiled Athletic Director Mike Garrett, who has overseen a tumultuous past few months in USC’s athletic department.The report delved into Garrett’s history with the university, which goes as far back as his time at running back for USC, during which Garrett was honored as the 1965 Heisman Trophy winner.Reserved · USC Athletic Director Mike Garrett, pictured here at Lane Kiffin’s introduction, has developed a reputation as a quiet administrator. – Mike Lee | Daily Trojan A running back with a small 5-foot-9 stature, Garrett led the nation in 1965 with 267 carries and 1,440 rushing yards and was eventually drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs.After his time in the NFL, Garrett earned his law degree and was hired as USC’s athletic director in 1993.That is where the profile picks up, documenting the department’s ups and downs in Garrett’s ongoing stint as athletics director.During his time at the university, Garrett has seen the basketball team get as far as the Elite Eight in the NCAA tournament and, under the leadership of Pete Carroll, the football team claim two national championships.Garrett’s choice of Carroll in 2001 brought the department under fire, especially after Carroll’s less-than-stellar record in the NFL. But Garrett’s choice was vindicated by Carroll’s success during his nine-year stay at USC.Garrett’s accomplishment in the funding and building of the Galen Center, which opened in 2006, was also noted.Recently, the department has been scrutinized again for controversy surrounding the recruitments of football player Reggie Bush and basketball player O.J. Mayo. An Outside the Lines report in May 2008 revealed some controversy surrounding the relationship between Mayo, the university and Mayo confidant Rodney Guillory.The profile of Garrett returned to questions surrounding the Mayo recruitment and interviewed a variety of USC officials and sports figures, although Garrett declined to be interview for the show.Former USC men’s basketball coach Henry Bibby, whom Garrett fired abruptly only four games into his ninth season in 2004, was interviewed by the program and featured extensively.Bibby described Garrett as “guarded” even as USC will soon hear the outcome of NCAA hearings held in February regarding the Bush and Mayo situations.Former USC forward Keith Wilkinson also spoke with ESPN, telling OTL that Garrett visited with the team after an overtime loss to Memphis and harshly addressed a visibly shaken.According to many of those interviewed, Garrett had a hands-on approach to the university’s major sports, attending practices and visiting locker rooms on a regular basis.Former USC fullback Brandon Hancock — in talking with recently graduated members of the USC football team — revealed Garrett has recently shied away from direct contact with the teams.Garrett’s relationship with former USC basketball coach Tim Floyd was also investigated, though Floyd also reportedly declined an interview request from the program.The circumstances surrounding Floyd’s resignation from his post as USC’s men’s basketball coach also raised suspicion in the department. It was later revealed the relationship between Garrett and Floyd was strained during the time directly before the coach’s resignation.last_img read more

  • MLB trade rumors: Brewers acquire Drew Pomeranz, Ray Black from Giants for top prospect

    first_img MLB trade rumors: Yankees, Astros actively competing over three pitchers The Brewers have picked up a couple of arms.Milwaukee has acquired two pitchers from the Giants in Drew Pomeranz and reliever Ray Black, according to multiple reports. MLB trade rumors: Yankees, Rays still interested in Ken Giles despite elbow issue Milwaukee has been in need of pitching help after ace Brandon Woodruff went down with an injury in recent weeks.Pomeranz could start or pitch out of the bullpen depending on what the Brewers want. He has 17 starts and four relief appearances for San Francisco this year, going 2-9 with a 5.68 ERA. #Brewers and #SFGiants in agreement on significant trade, sources tell The Athletic. Mauricio Dubon to San Francisco.— Robert Murray (@ByRobertMurray) July 31, 2019Pomeranz and Ray Black to #Brewers for Dubon, source tells The Athletic. On it: @ByRobertMurray.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 31, 2019San Francisco has received the Brewers’ No. 3 prospect Mauricio Dubon in return, according to The Athletic. MLB trade rumors: Nationals acquire Daniel Hudson, Roenis Elias, Hunter Strickland #Brewers and #SFGiants in agreement on significant trade, sources tell The Athletic. Mauricio Dubon to San Francisco.— Robert Murray (@ByRobertMurray) July 31, 2019This comes a couple days after Milwaukee also picked up Jordan Lyles in a trade with the Pirates. Related Newslast_img read more

  • Spurs close to identifying fan who rowed with Dier after ‘horrendous’ abuse

    first_imgTOTTENHAM have claimed they are close to identifying the fan who aimed “horrendous” abuse at Eric Dier and rowed with the Spurs star’s brother in sensational scenes on Wednesday.The England man, 26, leapt over advertising hoardings and raced up the West Stand after Tottenham lost to Norwich on penalties in the FA Cup.10 Eric Dier is pictured climbing into the stands to confront fans in sensational scenes10 The Tottenham and England midfielder was confronting supporters over an alleged incident involving his brother (left)Credit: Twitter10 Dier was pictured and filmed arguing with supporters in the home endCredit: Rex Features10 The incident came just minutes after Tottenham crashed out of the FA Cup on penaltiesCredit: Rex FeaturesA source revealed the fan had been screaming “horrendous” abuse in the direction of Dier.His younger brother, Patrick – who was seated nearby – then tried to calm the man down.It is believed the pair got into a heated exchange and the Three Lions star jumped into the stands to protect his sibling.Numerous videos showed Dier leaving the pitch and then climbing 20 ROWS to make his way towards a section of supporters inside the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.It is thought to be the area where the players’ friends and family have their tickets.The England international clambered over rows of seats and waded past supporters – most of whom scattered to let him pass.But then as he got closer to the incident, Dier could be heard shouting “he’s my brother” as he was restrained by supporters and stewards.If the club discipline Eric Dier I would not agree with it, but what he did was wrongJose MourinhoFootage appeared to show a man goad the defender with offensive gestures as Dier headed towards him, before the fan exits the stadium.The player was then ushered out through a door at the back of the stand.It is not clear what sparked the row and if the supporter involved is a Spurs fan.The FA are now investigating the incident.They will speak to Spurs stewards and fans nearby for their observations.Dier is likely to face a misconduct charge for leaving the pitch area and could face a small ban and potentially a fine.But the FA may be lenient towards him due to the circumstances surrounding his family and thanks to their strong anti-abuse stance.Dier did not comment yesterday — but a source said: “He accepts he will probably get a ban.“But he is quite philosophical about it after coming through all his injury problems.“He was worried only about his brother’s safety. He thought Patrick might be in danger.“Eric cannot understand why it is acceptable for fans to dish out such prolonged abuse.”Eric, one of six children in the Dier clan, has two younger brothers, Edward and Patrick.They have three sisters Daisy, Steffi and Francesca.And it is believed to be Patrick that was involved in the bust-up and then invited into the dressing room after the clash.Spurs have already identified the fan and launched an investigation while a Metropolitan Police statement read: “Police are aware of an incident following the conclusion of the Tottenham v Norwich match on Wednesday, 4 March where a player entered the crowd. No complaints or allegations have been received at this time.”It is not clear what sparked the row and if the supporter involved is a Tottenham fan, but the club are NOT expected to take any action against Dier.The altercation took place just minutes after Jose Mourinho’s side crashed out of the fifth round against the Premier League’s bottom side on penalties.The Portuguese manager later condemned Dier’s actions in his press conference.He said: “I don’t think that belongs to the game. The game was a fantastic representation of the FA Cup, but I cannot run away from the question.”I think Eric Dier did what we as professionals cannot do but when someone insults you and your family is involved, especially your younger brother.”10 In one video, Dier could be heard shouting ‘he’s my brother’Credit: Rex Features10 Dier was eventually taken away from that section of the stadium by stewards and security staffCredit: Rex Features10 Eric, pictured as a youngster with brother Eddie and sister Francesca, reportedly brought his sibling to the dressing room following the bust-upCredit: Instagram @ ericdier1510 Dier, snapped at a family wedding in 2017, was taken through a door at the back of the standCredit: Instagram @ ericdier15He added: “This person insulted Eric, the younger brother was not happy with the situation and Eric was not happy. We as professionals cannot do what he did.”If the club discipline Eric Dier I would not agree with it, but what he did was wrong.”Initially, there were reports Dier stepped in after racial abuse aimed at team-mate Gedson Fernandes, who had his decisive spot-kick saved.Other images showed Dier being held back by stewards before being taken away from the area.Tottenham are yet to comment on the incident.Mourinho also criticised that section of the stadium for not housing “real Tottenham fans”.”The people that are in these privileged positions by the tunnel,” he added.”Of course some are Tottenham fans but I think a lot of corporate, a lot of invitation, a lot of people with special status and probably it’s the place of the stadium where I sometimes have doubts over if they are the real Tottenham fans because these are the ones who support the boys until the last.”The scenes were reminiscent of Manchester United legend Eric Cantona ‘kung fu kicking’ a Crystal Palace fan at Selhurst Park in January 1995 – although Dier didn’t get close to that level of violence.Latest Tottenham newsHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summerYOU KAN DO ITKlinsmann quit Spurs to win trophies but says Kane’s better off stayingTURBULENT PAIRINGDrogba and Mido had mid-flight brawl after stewardess prank went wrongThe Frenchman had been told to “F*** off back to France, you French b******” by Matthew Simmons, who ran down 11 rows to confront him.Cantona was eventually banned from football for eight months and fined £30,000.The football world was left shocked by Dier’s actions.Jose Mourinho reacts to Eric Dier incident saying he was helping his younger brother during altercation10 Spurs boss Jose Mourinho later said Dier did something professionals ‘cannot do’Credit: Reuters10 Tim Krul was the Norwich hero as the Canaries dumped Tottenham out of the FA CupCredit: Getty ImagesRespect to Eric Dier, family first. pic.twitter.com/OR6lPtjPYz— Pete Borota (@Borotas_spirit) March 4, 2020 So Eric Dier was jumping into the stands to defend his brother who was sticking up for Dier. Respect to him for backing his brother but surely he knew this will just lead to a massive ban for jumping into the stands.— JCxlli (@JCxlli) March 4, 2020 Fair play to Eric Dier standing up for his brother. Family comes first. Respect.— 1 (@TheDarkPrinceD) March 4, 2020 MOST READ IN FOOTBALLTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50’ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himREF RAIDChampions League ref Vincic ‘arrested in raid into drugs and prostitution ring’NICE RONCristiano Ronaldo goes on family bike ride with partner Georgina Rodriguez & kidsSocial media was flooded with posts about the England man’s sensational actions.There were a number of rumours that Dier was defending racist abuse from a fan directed at Gedson Fernandes – who missed the crucial penalty – but there is no suggestion that is what took place.Fans offered their “respect” to Dier for defending his family.Yasiin Bey wrote: “If a fan insulted my younger brother I might have to fight him too, respect Dier, respect, respect.”JCxlli added: “So Eric Dier was jumping into the stands to defend his brother who was sticking up for Dier.”Respect to him for backing his brother but surely he knew this will just lead to a massive ban for jumping into the stands.”And Pete Borota said: “Respect to Eric Dier, family first.”center_img Tbh though if a fan insulted my younger brother I might have to fight him too, respect Dier, respect, respect.— Yasiin Bey (@umirf1) March 4, 2020 All hail Eric Dier! Bit more of that needed in the world at the moment. Likely to be hammered for it but ive got a lot of respect for that 👊🏻— Graeme Cox (@19junior84) March 4, 2020last_img read more