Injury time Sanchez penalty gives Arsenal win at Burnley

first_imgBURNLEY 0 ARSENAL 1An injury-time penalty from Alexis Sanchez gave Arsenal a 1-0 win at Turf Moor in the Premier League on Sunday to send the Londoners up to fourth place.It was a close affair throughout with Burnley showing exactly why they entered the game level on points with Arsene Wenger’s side but it ended in controversy.Arsenal won both games against the Lancashire side last season with disputed late goals and were reminded of that recent history throughout the game by the home support.Television replays showed that James Tarkowski pushed Aaron Ramsey in the back although the Welsh international’s dramatic fall angered the home support who booed off referee Lee Mason at the end.“I can understand they are disappointed but from the outside it looks like a penalty,” said Wenger, who said Ramsey had told him it was a “very strong push”.Arsenal, who were without German playmaker Mesut Ozil because of illness, arrived at the ground late after what Wenger called “traffic problems” and they were slow out of the blocks.Burnley, on the back of three straight wins and without a home defeat since mid-August, started strongly and went close in the 15th minute when Iceland winger Johann Berg Gudmundsson struck the post after a flowing counter-attack.Arsenal gradually clawed their way back into the game but they had trouble handling Gudmundsson’s speed and directness down the flanks.Ramsey missed a good chance when, taking the ball first time from a low cross by Alexandre Lacazatte, he fired over the bar.Nacho Monreal shot just wide of Nick Pope’s post as the Gunners ended the half strongly but there were few chances in a tight second period.Burnley’s Belgian midfielder Steve Defour fired over after Robbie Brady had a low shot blocked and although Burnley threw on an extra striker in Chris Wood, they were unable to replicate the pressure that they had created in the opening half.Then came the late drama with Sanchez keeping his cool to slot the penalty past Pope, end Burnley’s winning run and allow the Gunners to move above North London rivals Tottenham and Liverpool, a point behind third-placed Chelsea.SOUTHAMPTON 4 EVERTON 1Charlie Austin’s second-half double, on his return to the Southampton starting line-up, helped to earn his side a 4-1 Premier League win over Everton, whose misery continued on Sunday.Southampton took the lead at St Mary’s in the 18th minute after Dusan Tadic finished off a fine team move but, just before the break, Everton levelled with a bolt from the blue as Iceland’s Gylfi Sigurdsson thundered a strike from distance in off the crossbar, his first league goal for the club.The goal did little to settle a nervous-looking Everton and they were soon behind again as Austin, making his first league start of the season, headed home in the 52nd minute before getting on the end of a left-wing cross to make it 3-1 six minutes later.Captain Steven Davis fired home a late fourth as Southampton strolled to just their fifth home win of 2017 to move them up to 10th in the Premier League table, while 16th-placed Everton’s woes continue and David Unsworth’s chances of getting the manager’s job on a permanent basis were dealt another big blow.last_img read more

Platini says cleared by Swiss authorities, plans return

first_imgFormer European football chief Michel Platini has said he has been cleared by Swiss authorities of any criminal wrongdoing over payments he received from FIFA that resulted in a ban for ethics violations and that he now plans to return to the game.The Frenchman was banned from all soccer-related activities over a two million Swiss francs ($2.02 million) payment FIFA made to him in 2011, with former chief Sepp Blatter’s approval, for work done a decade earlier.FIFA’s ethics committee said the payment, made at a time when Blatter was seeking re-election, lacked transparency and presented conflicts of interest. Both men denied wrongdoing.A criminal investigation was opened against Platini, but the former France captain said on Saturday he had been told by the Swiss authorities that had now been closed.“After (three) years of investigation, the Public Ministry of the Swiss Confederation has just restored the truth by officially confirming that no charge has been at any time or will be in the future held against me in connection with my activities for FIFA,” Platini said in a statement.“This official information from an authority of justice attests definitely of my innocence.”Platini was initially banned from all football-related activities for eight years. The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) reduced the suspension to four years.The 62-year-old added he and his family had been living a nightmare for the last three years.“These years were difficult and painful,” Platini said.“My honour and integrity have been tarnished. I was robbed for three years of professional life.“I will come back: where, when, how? It is too early to tell. But I will come back to football.”last_img read more

To coach team that drafted him a ‘unique opportunity’ for Jeffrey Cariaso

first_imgOSG petition a ‘clear sign’ of gov’t bid to block ABS-CBN franchise renewal — solon Cariaso was promoted as Alaska’s new head coach after team owner Fred Uytengsu asked Alex Compton, the man who previously held the post for the past 15 conferences, to step down.READ: Alex Compton steps down as Alaska head coach, Jeffrey Cariaso takes overFEATURED STORIESSPORTSAllen Durham chews out Meralco: Everybody played like sh*tSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“It makes it ever more special because I started with Alaska and I’m known to be an Alaska guy throughout most of my career even though I moved a couple of times but people still relate to me as an Alaska guy,” said Cariaso Thursday in a phone conversation.“To coach the team right now is really a unique and special opportunity.” Cariaso, the 1995 Rookie of the Year, won seven titles as a player and won one more title, the 2010 Fiesta Cup, with the Aces before the end of his playing career in the same year.READ: We Not Me: Aces chip in to help penalized teammates pay finesDespite his success as a player, Cariaso said that there’s always pressure taking on a new role.“I would say there’s always pressure and I think this is what we signed up for,” said Cariaso who was vacationing in Japan when he got the appointment. “That comes with the territory.”ADVERTISEMENT Read Next ‘Homeland’ star Patinkin lauds intelligence community WATCH: Robredo repacks relief goods with ‘mocha’ behind her Gilas Pilipinas holds off Adelaide in 1st tune-up FILE – New Alaska head coach Jeffrey Cariaso. PBA IMAGESMANILA, Philippines—Jeffrey Cariaso played for four teams during his playing career in the PBA but there’s only one franchise that has been nearly synonymous with him, and that’s Alaska.Chosen sixth overall in the 1995 Draft, Cariaso helped the then Milkmen to the 1996 Grand Slam and 13 years since,“The Jet” is given the responsibility of leading the Aces to their next title.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. BREAKING: DOJ indicts ex-PNP chief Albayalde for graftcenter_img Robredo hits Mocha over false post: Why let gov’t pay a fake news purveyor? MOST READ SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption02:48ABS-CBN franchise has ‘natural deadline,’ no need for quo warranto — Gatchalian03:06Tahimik, Mapanganib | Jong Manlapaz00:49Sweet! Indian bakers make world’s ‘longest’ cake View comments LATEST STORIES Dutch YouTube star Nikkie de Jager says she is transgender Mandatory evacuation enforced in Lemery Priyanka Chopra Jonas joining Amazon’s spy series ‘Citadel’last_img read more

Filipinos’ chances in Foshan rest on the outside shot

first_imgYeng Guiao is making it no secret that his Gilas Pilipinas crew will rely on one weapon come the Fiba World Cup that gets off the ground Saturday in China.“When we’re shooting well (from the outside), we win games. When we’re shooting well, it becomes a little bit easier to win games,” said Guiao during Tuesday’s PSA Forum at Amelie Hotel.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo hits Mocha over false post: Why let gov’t pay a fake news purveyor? ‘Homeland’ star Patinkin lauds intelligence community SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold00:50Trending Articles05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption02:48ABS-CBN franchise has ‘natural deadline,’ no need for quo warranto — Gatchalian03:06Tahimik, Mapanganib | Jong Manlapaz00:49Sweet! Indian bakers make world’s ‘longest’ cake02:44Gatchalian wants arrest for residents returning to Taal danger zones View comments LATEST STORIES Strong push for gifted Mr. Overweight Dutch YouTube star Nikkie de Jager says she is transgender BREAKING: DOJ indicts ex-PNP chief Albayalde for graftcenter_img 3 young volunteers die in car crash after giving aid to Taal evacuees MOST READ Priyanka Chopra Jonas joining Amazon’s spy series ‘Citadel’ Guiao pointed to the results the Nationals had in a series of tune-up games in Spain and at Meralco gym last week, and for them to progress past the first round in Foshan where they are bracketed with Italy, Serbia and Angola in Group D, they need to connect from afar.And that task will rest largely on the shoulders of Paul Lee, RR Pogoy and PBA rookie Robert Bolick, who are left as the team’s main outside guns after injuries to Matthew Wright and Marcio Lassiter forced Guiao to leave the gunslingers out of the roster.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAllen Durham chews out Meralco: Everybody played like sh*tSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“Our outside shooting will be crucial, but I feel these guys can step up when the time comes,” said Guiao.Andray Blatche, June Mar Fajardo, Troy Rosario, Japeth Aguilar, team captain Gabe Norwood, Mark Barroca, Raymund Almazan, Kiefer Ravena, and CJ Perez are the other members of the team. “When we played (the Adelaide 36ers from Australia), we shot well from the outside and won,” Guiao said, referring to one of their recent tune-ups against the Aussie club last week.“It’s the same way in Spain. The only bad game we played was the game against Congo when we shot really bad from the outside,” he said of their games in Spain last month where the Filipinos had a 10-day camp. “But the three games that we won in Spain, we were really shooting well.”Guiao, meanwhile, said that Bolick and Perez did not earn their slots to the team mainly because some of the other aspirants were injured.“Everybody is deserving (of their spots), including the rookies. The rookies, as you know, played well. But in the games you have not seen, they also played well,” said Guiao.“In Spain, they already made a good account of themselves. Among the coaching staff, we were already thinking that these two guys have the chance to make the team,” Guiao said.ADVERTISEMENT Mandatory evacuation enforced in Lemery Taal Volcano’s quakes, cracks send more people fleeing Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Additional charges approved against 36 individuals connected to an organized crime group operating in the Peace Region

first_imgSURREY, B.C. – Additional charges have been approved against 36 individuals connected to an organized crime group operating in Peace Region.In July 2015, the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of British Columbia, North District Office, began an investigation into street and mid-level drug traffickers operating primarily in the Peace.This investigation is now before the courts and has resulted in the following charges, convictions and related sentences:A total of 36 Accused persons had criminal charges against them approved by thePublic Prosecution Service of CanadaA total of 120 Criminal Charges were approved and laid by PPSC21 Accused have either been found guilty or pleaded guilty6 Accused are still to be sentenced5 Accused were either found not guilty or a stay of proceedings was entered ontheir charges by PPSC6 Accused are awaiting trial or waiting for a trial continuationApproximately 4300 days of jail time has been handed out to the 15 accused thathave already received their sentence- Advertisement -Out of the accused, four currently have outstanding warrants for their arrest:Alena WALLACE, DOB: 1990-02-19Paul DEL GROSSO, DOB: 1979-03-04Danick LEGER, DOB: 1995-10-14Jamie CORMIER, DOB: 1991-12-04Police say the locations of the four individuals facing outstanding arrest warrants is unknown at this time.Anyone with information on their locations is asked to contact local police or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.Advertisementlast_img read more

Bolton appoint former Celtic boss Lennon as their new manager

first_img Neil Lennon 1 Bolton have appointed Neil Lennon as their new manager.The Northern Irishman, who left Celtic in the summer, succeeds Dougie Freedman at the Macron Stadium.He will be assisted by Johan Mjallby, with Garry Parker taking up the role of first team coach.Lennon enjoyed a successful four-year spell at Celtic, guiding the Scottish giants to three league titles and two domestic cups.The Hoops also reached the last 16 of the Champions League under his stewardship.He left Celtic Park in May, citing the need for a new challenge, and has made no secret of his desire to manage in England.He has now been given a chance by Bolton, who have collected just five points from 11 games this season and sit bottom of the Championship.Lennon’s first game at the helm will be at St Andrews on Saturday against Birmingham.“The club are delighted and excited to appoint Neil Lennon. He brings with him experience at the highest level and an infectious enthusiasm to take the club forward,” read a Bolton statement.last_img read more

REVEALED! Top 10 goal scoring defenders in Europe, including Ramos, Pique, Terry and Hummels

first_img 2= John Terry – 22 Premier League goals in the past six seasons. Click right to see Europe’s top scoring defenders – Terry leads by example and sometimes shows his strikers how it is done when going forward. The Blues captain has been with the West London club his entire career and has just signed a contract extension at Stamford Bridge. Mainly an aerial threat coming forward from corners, Terry’s most prolific season was the 2011/12 season where his six league goals were part of a historic double winning season. 10 Manchester United’s pursuit of Sergio Ramos is turning into one of the biggest transfer stories of the summer.The Spanish defender was subject to a £28.37m bid from the Red Devils and the 29-year-old is considered one of the best defenders in Europe.Ramos is a tough tackling, ball playing centre-half with an eye for goal, but who are the top scoring defenders across Europe’s top five leagues? talkSPORT takes a look…Click the arrow above, right, to see the most prolific defenders in Europe over the last six seasonsAll statistics correct on 1 July 2015 (Aug 2009-) In joint 10th, with 16 Liga goals in the past six seasons, it’s Gerard Pique – click right to see Europe’s top scoring defenders – A product of Barcelona’s La Masia academy, Pique initially left the club for Manchester United in 2004, where he remained for four years, before returning to Barca under Pep Guardiola’s leadership, helping the club win a treble in 2008/09 and 2014/15. Pique played an integral role in the Spain team that won the 2010 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 2012, including a number of important goals. 10= Mats Hummels – 16 Bundesliga goals in the past six seasons. Click right to see Europe’s top scoring defenders – The German international was one of the major targets of Manchester United for the upcoming season. Louis van Gaal was ready to place a mammoth bid for the Borussia Dortmund captain, whose effectiveness both on the ball and with goals, makes him a top defender. However all the speculations were put to rest after the player himself claimed last month that he has no plans of leaving Dortmund and would not move to United. 10 10 6= Mikel San Jose – 20 Liga goals (two penalties) in the past six seasons. Click right to see Europe’s top scoring defenders – Mikel San Jose is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Athletic Bilbao. After starting out at Liverpool’s reserves he joined Athletic Bilbao in 2009, initially on loan, and went on to make over 150 appearances for the club in La Liga. San Jose won European Championships with Spain at under-19 and under-21 level and popped up with important goals. 8. Marcell Jansen – 17 Bundesliga goals in the past six seasons. Click right to see Europe’s top scoring defenders – The 29-year-old German international is one of those who has played in a variety of positions over their career, but Jansen is primarily a left back. Currently a free agent after his release from Hamburg, Jansen has 24 league goals to his name in the last 10 years. The first five of those goals came during his time at Borussia Monchengladbach and following a barren season with Bayern Munich, Jansen’s arrival to Hamburg in 2008 sparked a flurry of goals in the last seven seasons. 10 1. Naldo – 24 Bundesliga goals (one penalty) in the past six seasons – The former Brazilian international has made a name for himself in the German Bundelisga, where he has spent the majority of his career. The 32-year-old grabbed 22 goals during his seven-season spell with Werder Bremen, but with current club VfL Wolfsburg he has become a goal scoring machine, with 15 goals in just under three seasons. 10 2= Sergio Ramos – 22 Liga goals (one penalty) in the past six seasons. Click right to see Europe’s top scoring defender – No wonder he is rated so highly by Real Madrid, the centre back averages four league goals a season during the decade he has been with Los Blancos. Although he has some of the world’s best players providing him with crosses, it is his dynamism going forward that allows him to get on the scoresheet. His most famous goal to date for the La Liga side actually came in last season’s Champions League final, where the Spanish international scored a stoppage time equalizer to send the game into extra time. 10 2= Leighton Baines – 22 Premier League goals (14 penalties) in the past six seasons. Click right to see Europe’s top scoring defenders – The ever dependable left back, Baines has been one of the most consistent performers in the Premier League over the past decade. Part of his game includes his impressive number of goals, the majority of which come from the penalty spot. Nevertheless, the former Wigan Athletic man, who scored three of his top-flight goals while a Latic, is always a danger going forward and it serves justice that he finds himself so high up on this list. 10 10 7. Gonzalo Rodriguez – 19 Liga and Serie A goals (five penalties) in the past six seasons. Click right to see Europe’s top scoring defenders – Gonzalo Rodriguez is an Argentine professional footballer who plays for Italian club Fiorentina. After starting out at San Lorenzo he spent most of his career with Villarreal, appearing in 253 games over the course of eight La Liga seasons. 10 10 6= Branislav Ivanovic – 20 Premier League goals in the past six seasons. Click right to see Europe’s top scoring defenders – Ivanovic netted six times last season, but he has scored 30 club goals since joining Chelsea from Lokomotiv Moscow in January 2008. The big Serbian, who also has 10 senior international strikes to his name, tends to score important goals too. He notched in extra time to complete the Blues’ famous Champions League turnaround against Napoli in 2012 and bagged the last-minute winner in last season’s Europa League final. last_img read more

TRUCK BLOWN OFF ROAD AS SEVERE WEATHER TAKES HOLD

first_imgA 40ft articulated lorry has been blown off the road in West Donegal this evening.The lorry left the road in severe weather conditions between Dungloe and Loughanure in the townland of Ardcrone.It is not believed that anybody was injured following the incident. It comes as a severe weather warning is put into place across Donegal.There is sleet and snow and severe gusts of wind.Gardai have warned people to take care when out and about.“Weather conditions are hazardous across the county tonight and we would ask people to take extreme care if out and about. “We would ask people to slow down when driving and not to take risks,” said a spokesman.A number of trees have blown down across the county but there are no injuries reported.Met Eireann is forecasting freezing conditions and further sleet and snow for the next two days at least with the cold snap expected to continue well into next week. TRUCK BLOWN OFF ROAD AS SEVERE WEATHER TAKES HOLD was last modified: March 23rd, 2013 by StephenShare 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:GardaisnowWarningweatherWest Donegallast_img read more

Fire vehicle struck en route to blaze

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card A Los Angeles Fire Department truck was hit at about 12:15 p.m. Sunday by a car as it passed through the intersection of Glenoaks Boulevard and Vaughn Street in Pacoima, with its lights and siren on, authorities said. The collision broke the rear axle of the truck, a hazardous materials response unit that was traveling to a house fire. The driver of the truck lost control and it slammed into an idling car. The driver whose vehicle struck the firetruck was transported to a hospital with neck and back pain, three occupants of the other car were taken to the hospital for minor to moderate injuries and a firefighter was treated for lower back pain, said Brian Humphrey, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Fire Department. None of the injuries were was threatening. – Daily News 160Want 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

Ice Station teams ready for playoffs

first_imgVALENCIA – Will it be Pee Wee Sharks or the Bantam Penguins? Maybe the Midget Lightning? As the Ice Station Valencia’s in-house summer league hockey teams gear up for next week’s playoffs, the only question in local youth hockey circles is not if, but who will pull off this year’s big upset. The in-house program’s single-elimination format has produced unpredictable results on a predictable basis, the most recent example coming earlier this year in the girls’ winter league, when a 12-and-under team with a losing record toppled a heavy favorite to win a championship. The regular season for all levels of the in-house program from Mini Mites to Midgets will conclude Aug. 20. The playoff semifinals for each age group will be played Aug. 26. Championship games will be played the next day. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhy these photogenic dumplings are popping up in Los AngelesAll four teams in the 18-and-under Midget, 13-and 14-year-old Bantam, 11-and 12-year-old Pee Wee, 9-and 10-year-old Squirt, 8-and-under Mite, and 5-and-under Mini Mite divisions automatically qualify for the playoffs. “It’s an opportunity for a team that’s struggled all year to turn their game up a notch and sneak up on somebody,” Ice Station’s director of hockey operations Larry Bruyere said. “It happens every year.” The 18-and-under Midget division figures to come down to a tight race between the Bruins (11-1) and Sabres (6-4-3). Bruins’ standout Joshua Shin leads the division with 40 points. The Sabres are led by Joe Paredez, who’s second with 17 points. Nick Van Blarkon of the third-place Stars (3-9-1) is third with 13 points. In the Bantam division, the first-place Maple Leafs (9-3-2) are led by Nate Garcia, who is second in the division with 37 points. Paul Fregeau of the second-place Hurricanes (6-7-1) leads the division with 44 points. In the Pee Wee division, Raymond Wilson of the second-place Black Hawks (6-5-2) leads the Division with 26 points. The first-place Blues (10-1-2) feature three of the division’s top scorers. Taylor Hickman is second with 16 points. Chris Mitilian and Nathan Zeza are tied with the Black Hawks Mack Smith for third with 13. The high-scoring Blue Jackets (13-0-1) lead the Squirt division. They are led by Corey Werden, who leads the division with 54 points and Killian Anderson, who has 48 points. Werden’s solid showing helped him qualify for the Ice Station’s Pee Wee B travel team for the 2006-07 season. Car wash: The Vipers’ girls’ program is having a fundraising car wash for all three divisions (19-and-under, 14-and-under and 12-and-under) at the Ice Station on Aug. 20 from 8 a.m. until at least 3 p.m. gideon.rubin@dailynews.com (818) 713-3607160Want 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