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Sanchez sends Gunners to FA Cup final

first_imgLONDON (AP):Alexis Sanchez ensured Arsenal’s stormy season will end with an FA Cup final after securing a 2-1 victory over Manchester City in extra time at The Wembley Stadium yesterday.The Chilean striker struck in the 101st minute to secure an all-London May 27 final against Chelsea. Arsenal are chasing a third title in four seasons in the competition that has provided a comfort blanket for Arsene Wenger during a 13-year Premier League trophy drought.But with Arsenal languishing in seventh place in the Premier League, and set to miss out on the Champions League, the heat remains on the manager, whose contract expires at the end of the season.”People can question my decisions but not loyalty and commitment to this club,” Wenger said coyly about his managerial future after goals from defender Nacho Monreal and Sanchez gave him a shot at a seventh FA Cup triumph next month.But Pep Guardiola’s first season in charge of City will end without silverware and he even faces a fight for a Champions League spot. That’s not what City were expecting when they hired the serial winner who had won titles in every campaign with Barcelona and Bayern Munich.But Guardiola was outwitted by Wenger, who has adopted the three-man defence that has served the Premier League’s top two teams, Chelsea and Tottenham, so well this season.”Maybe we found in a period we needed a bit more security … a bit more defensive stability,” Wenger said.Uncharacteristically, Arsenal’s defence was holding up strongly, denying City space to threaten Petr Cech’s goal; for an hour at least, until the Gunners were caught out by a ruthless counter-attack.Aaron Ramsey conceded possession on the edge of the City penalty area as he dithered on the ball. Yaya TourÈ intercepted and quickly chipped the ball over the Arsenal defence to Sergio Ag¸ero. The Argentine raced past Rob Holding and Cech, who had been too slow off his line, watched helplessly as the ball was chipped over him into the net in the 62nd minute.It was the striker’s 14th goal in 15 FA Cup games, and a painful sight for Ramsey, who covered his face with his jersey as the City fans celebrated.EQUALISING GOALThis wasn’t one of those days Arsenal capitulated, instead drawing level in the 71st minute from an unlikely source. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain crossed to the far post and Monreal demonstrated his ability by volleying past goalkeeper Claudio Bravo with his weaker right foot.Monreal’s third goal in four years at Arsenal came close to being wiped out. Only the woodwork spared Arsenal, with TourÈ’s shot beating a diving Cech before hitting the post and Fernandinho heading onto the crossbar.Having forced extra time, Arsenal displayed the resolve lacking so often this year to turn the semi-final around.Sanchez came through for Arsenal in extra time, just as he did for the joint-record 12-time FA Cup winners in the 2015 semi-final, producing a winner in the 101st minute. Mesut ÷zil’s free kick was headed down by Rob Holding, Danny Welbeck missed his attempt but Sanchez demonstrated his poacher’s instinct to nudge the ball over the line.”Our league form has not been good enough and, obviously, we are disappointed with how that’s gone,” Oxlade-Chamberlain said. “This was something we could hold on to for the fans. It was important we got to the final.”last_img read more

Federer moves on, Stephens loses again at Indian Wells

first_imgIt’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Industry: $10B will be bet on March Madness, most illegally Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings 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 LATEST STORIES Roger Federer returns a shot to Filip Krajinovic during the third round of the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, Calif., Monday, March 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Crystal Chatham)INDIAN WELLS, Calif. — Roger Federer rolled past No. 25 seed Filip Krajinovic 6-2, 6-1 in pursuit of a record sixth BNP Paribas Open title on Monday, while Sloane Stephens remained mired in her post-U.S. Open slump.Federer improved to 65-5 since returning from a left knee injury last year with his third-round victory in a rare day match. The Swiss star’s young son, Lenny, watched from a box wearing a Superman cap.ADVERTISEMENT What he saw was his 36-year-old father overcome a shaky first set in which there were four breaks of serve. Federer hit a running forehand passing shot to break at love and take the set 6-2. Federer cruised to a 3-0 lead in the second and closed out the win in 58 minutes.“I was playing aggressive and feeling like he was not loving my slice,” said Federer, who owns the No. 1 ranking. “I was able to mix up my game nicely, make it difficult for him.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSerena and Venus Williams were to resume their rivalry in a third-round night match, the sisters’ earliest meeting since Venus won in the second round of the 1998 Australian Open. Serena owns a 17-11 advantage overall and has won eight of their last nine matches.Stephens lost to Daria Kasatkina of Russia 6-4, 6-3, and fell to 2-4 in matches this year. Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City “I mean, not going to be too down about it,” Stephens said. “There’s always next week and the week after.”Kasatkina has beaten all four of the current Grand Slam champions in the last year: French Open winner Jelena Ostapenko, Australian Open winner Caroline Wozniacki, Wimbledon winner Garbine Muguruza and now Stephens.Stephens, who won her first major at Flushing Meadows last fall, lost in the first rounds at the Australian Open and in Sydney before reaching the quarterfinals at Acapulco.Wozniacki outlasted Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus 6-4, 2-6, 6-3 for her 31st career match win at Indian Wells, where she has played 12 straight years. She won in the desert in 2011 and has been runner-up twice.In other third-round matches, No. 7 Carolina Garcia of France beat 26th-seeded Daria Gavrilova of Australia 7-5, 6-4; No. 10 Angelique Kerber of Germany defeated No. 24 Elena Vesnina of Russia 7-5, 6-2; and American Danielle Collins continued her run with a 6-4, 6-4 win over fellow wild card Sofya Zhuk of Russia.ADVERTISEMENT Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “It definitely feels like a big deal because I have never gone this far in a tournament,” Collins said.On the men’s side, Borna Coric of Croatia upset No. 13 Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain 6-1, 6-3; Jeremy Chardy beat No. 20 Adrian Mannarino 7-5, 4-6, 6-1 in an all-French matchup; and No. 11 Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain defeated Daniil Medvedev of Russia 6-1, 7-5.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

Teen charged for attempted murder over toilet row

first_imgA Grove, East Bank Demerara (EBD) man who stabbed another following a row over the use of a yard toilet was on Monday charged and later appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Calvin George being escorted by Police following his court appearanceCalvin George, 19, is accused of wounding Orin Peters on April 11, 2018 at Kaneville, EBD, with intent to commit murder.In court on Monday, Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield revealed that the case file was incomplete.He had no objections to bail being granted, but disclosed that the Virtual Complainant (VC) and George argued over the use of a toilet. He informed the court that George then armed himself with a knife and attacked Peters, stabbing him to his abdomen.Peters was picked up and rushed to the Diamond hospital. He was later transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where he was treated.The defendant was placed on $200,000 bail on the condition that he lodge his passport. He was also ordered to not make contact with the VC or witnesses, or to cause anyone to do same. Also as a condition of bail, George is required to report to the Grove Police Station every Friday until the completion of the trial.The matter was adjourned to May 18, 2018.last_img read more

CONCACAF ‘D’ Licence Programme

first_img– 90% passA total of 63 coaches have been certified by the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) following their successful completion of a Goalkeeping course and a CONCACAF ‘D’ Licence course.The participants displaying their certificates following the completion of the ‘D’ Lincence ProgrammeAt a simple ceremony held on the lawns of the GFF’s Headquarters on October 5, twenty Goalkeepers who had completed their course in September 2017 collected their FIFA certificates, and 43 coaches who in March this year completed their CONCACAF ‘D’ Licence course received their certificates from GFF President Wayne Forde and Technical Director Ian Greenwood.Commenting, Greenwood said he was pleased with the number of qualified coaches available, including current and former national players, because this would aid in improving the quality of football in Guyana.“The only way we will improve Guyanese football is to improve the quality of our coaches. So, taking this step to become a licensed coach is a massive one. We have a long way to go, but we do have a lot of talented coaches, both male and female, who will really take us forward. You have now hit the first rung of the coaching ladder with the CONCACAF ‘D’ Licence. The next step will be to push towards the CONCACAF ‘C’ and ‘B’ Licences. We ask that you continue working with your clubs, the Academy Training Centres and the work which will be done at the level of the Coaching Education Department,” Greenwood said.He urged the coaches that, whenever they feel the need to have support, they should reach out for it.“The office doors are always open. We want you to engage with us as much as possible. Anytime you want any assistance, if you’d like to have someone come out and help with your sessions, please come and speak to us,” he admonished.GFF President, Wayne Forde, in congratulating the coaches, challenged them to commit to a lifetime of learning.“In every aspect of learning, the quality of the teacher oftentimes determines the quality of the student. We have recognised, over the years, that the fundamentals of the game have not produced the quality of players that we would like to see ply their craft in some of the most advanced and developed corners of the football world. We’ve recognised this as a challenge, and we have embarked on an agenda to educate our coaches as much as possible,” Forde advised.“Some of you are transitioning from a career of playing into a career of teaching. In that transition, you must also transition yourself into a journey of learning,” he further advised.“In 2015, we had our first (CONCACAF ‘D’ Licence) training programme, which resulted in a 20 per cent pass rate,” Forde said. “The pleasing news is that, for the 2017-2018 programmes, we have had 90 per cent pass rate. When you look at the great distance we have covered in a matter of months, it is an indication of how far we can go if we really commit ourselves,” he disclosed.He encouraged the coaches to continue serving the game with honour, distinction and pride. “While everyone would be happy to be compensated for the work they do, many of us will have to continue to work in the trenches, just giving service to the game. Each and every act of service will amount to something great at some point in our lives,” he advised.“Guyana’s football still needs service. The time will come when many of us will be compensated for the work we do, whether within these shores, within CFU, CONCACAF, or further afield; but at this moment, we need service. Don’t just hang your certificates on a wall. Go out there and do the difficult work. Those young boys and girls need to benefit from the education that you would have received over the past few courses we have had,” he admonished.last_img read more

Jackson gambles on Wafer

first_img Yet Wafer might have emerged with a winning hand from Friday’s news that the NBA suspended Kobe Bryant two games for a flagrant foul on Memphis guard Mike Miller in the fourth quarter Wednesday night. There is a strong possibility that Wafer, a second-round draft pick who has played all of six games and 19 minutes as a rookie, will start in Bryant’s place tonight against the Utah Jazz at Staples Center. “He has a world of talent,” Odom added. “He’s a great offensive player.” Jackson surprised even the 20-year-old guard by playing him briefly on Christmas against Miami’s Dwyane Wade. Injury report: The Lakers suffered a scare when Lamar Odom twisted his right ankle driving the lane at the end of practice. Odom and Jackson both thought the 6-foot-10 forward would play tonight. Bryant stayed home with the flu and is not allowed to attend either game for which he has been suspended. Hard knocks: Jackson was asked what would have happened in his playing days if Bryant had delivered an elbow to the chin like he did to Miller. “That would have instigated a fight,” Jackson said. “If you did something like that, it definitely meant that you weren’t playing the person as a basketball player, you were out there to initiate rough stuff.” No Kobe: Odom said Friday he wanted all five starters to finish in double figures playing without Bryant. Jackson described his players as “licking their chops” thinking about the 30 shots that are now available for the taking. “I feel like this offense provides a lot of opportunities,” center Chris Mihm added, “and we’ve got a lot of guys that are, in my mind, very underrated offensively and defensively.” Ross Siler, (818) 713-3610 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! EL SEGUNDO – Through the first three months of the season, Lakers guard Von Wafer has garnered as much attention for his card playing as anything he has done on an NBA court. There was nothing subtle about coach Phil Jackson’s decision to give Wafer a copy of “Poker for Dummies” when he handed out books to the Lakers players on their six-game road trip last month. center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson “Von has a lot of game,” Jackson said. “He’s an aggressive player. Sometimes you’ve got to harness him a little bit.” The Lakers are down to just 11 available players, three of them rookies, with Bryant suspended. Wafer returned to the active roster only last week when guard Laron Profit was lost for the season with a ruptured Achilles tendon. “I just try not to put too much pressure on myself,” Wafer said. Wafer has been described by Jackson as an “unstoppable” scorer in practice. The 20-year-old guard admitted Saturday he might benefit from not having to find his rhythm coming off the bench. last_img read more

Spurs target goalkeeper, Real Madrid want Pochettino, Sanchez to PSG in January?

first_img 4 Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ LATEST Will Pochettino be tempted to join Real Madrid? Are Spurs planning to replace Hugo Lloris with an England international goalkeeper? Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Transfer gossip on REVEALED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father 4 IN DEMAND Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer 4center_img 4 Tottenham are reportedly interested in Burnley and England goalkeeper Nick Pope, with current number one Hugo Lloris coming under fire for a number of recent blunders. (Daily Mirror)Liverpool are in talks with 21-year-old defender Joe Gomez over a contract extension after his strong start to the season. (The Times)Victor Moses is considering his future at Chelsea over a lack of playing time this season. (Evening Standard) Real Madrid will make another move to bring Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino to the Bernabeu, with the Argentine preferred over former Chelsea manager Antonio Conte if they sack current boss Julen Lopetegui. (The Sun)Jose Mourinho fears he could Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea on a free transfer when his contract expires next summer, with Juventus reportedly keen on the 27-year-old – FULL STORYAnthony Martial has rejected another contract offer to stay at Old Trafford, but talks with the Frenchman will continue – FULL STORY RANKED moving on Alexis Sanchez is reportedly ready to quit Manchester United in January and is keen on a move to French champions Paris Saint-Germain. The Chilean could move to PSG as a replacement for Neymar, who has been linked with a move back to Spanish football. (Daily Mirror)Former England centre-back Gary Cahill is considering staying at Chelsea this January, despite previously saying he might look to leave after falling down the pecking order. (The Sun)Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan is a January target for Dutch giants Ajax, but the German is ready to sign a new contract and commit his long-term future to the Citizens. (The Sun)Crystal Palace will hand transfer funds to bossRoy Hodgson in the January transfer window, with signing a top goalscorer the Eagles manager’s top priority. (Daily Mail) Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January targets Alexis Sanchez is said to be growing disillusioned at Old Trafford The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star targets Here’s a round up of the latest news and rumours from Friday’s newspapers and online… LIVING THE DREAM last_img read more


first_imgCOAST Guard volunteers have rescued the skipper of a yacht after it sank off the Co Donegal coast.Greencastle Coast Guard boat came to the assistance of the owner whose yacht had sunk off Inishowen.A spokesman said volunteers then carried out searches for missing polystyrene covered concrete flotation blocks. “Four of these remain missing and are a potential hazard in the water,” said the spokesman. COAST GUARD RESCUE OWNER AFTER YACHT SINKS was last modified: October 7th, 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:coast guardcrewGreencastlesinksYachtlast_img read more

Rodney White hopes to call L.A. his home

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week What could work in White’s favor is his NBA experience. He started with Detroit after being the ninth overall selection in the 2001 draft, then played two and half seasons with Denver, before finishing last season with Golden State. He said he struggled last year with a sprained ankle that happened in the 2004 playoffs with Denver, but now is fully healthy. What may not work in White’s favor of making the Clippers is that the team already has 13 players with guaranteed contracts, and it is likely to keep 14 players. “I think I just have to show them how they can use me,” he said. “I can be a mismatch guy. I can take power forwards out on the wing or post up some small forwards.” How White performs in the preseason could determine whether he stays. The Clippers plan on starting Corey Maggette at small forward, and veteran Walter McCarty and rookie James Singleton play the position and have guaranteed contracts. Even with his future a bit in doubt, White sounds as if he has a wise perspective on his place. He traveled to Kenya this summer for Hoops for Africa, a non-profit organization promoting HIV and AIDS awareness, and says his outlook on life changed after the trip. One week before training camp, Payton signed with the Heat, preventing White from getting a guaranteed deal. So as White looks to start his fifth NBA season, he is with the Clippers and in a different position than the past four seasons. He has a non-guaranteed contract and is fighting for a roster spot. “I’m always confident in my skills,” White said. “I have enough talent to be on this ball club, but at the same time, it’s about management and what they want, and they make the call. I think that’s out of my control, so I just have to do my job here.” He saw poverty that is far different than that in the United States. He says that AIDS and poverty in Africa need to be addressed, and too often, Americans take a lot of their wealth for granted. “I came home, got my Bentley and thought, /\x27/Man, this is crazy,” he said. Mobley starts hot Cuttino Mobley scored 15 of his 17 points in the first quarter in the Clippers’ 90-84 loss to the Sacramento Kings on Friday night. Mobley was 6 of 6 from the field in the first quarter and 3 of 3 from 3-point range. Maggette added 17 points, but had five of the Clippers’ 20 turnovers. Aches and pains Elton Brand missed his second consecutive preseason game with a left thigh bruise, but he said he definitely would play if it were the season and he expects to play tonight in Phoenix. … Shaun Livingston missed his second consecutive preseason game with a strained lower back. He is not expected to play tonight, nor is Chris Kaman, who is in Michigan to mourn the loss of his grandmother. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img Rodney White practically had his bags packed, ready to go to Miami. The Heat revamped their roster this season, acquiring Antoine Walker, Jason Williams and a few other players to compliment Shaquille O’Neal. White says he was set to sign a guaranteed contract and be a role player. But one final acquisition put the kibosh on his Florida plans Gary Payton. last_img read more


first_imgGardai and emergency services are at the scene of a two car crash near Newtowncunningham.The crash happened just before 6pm this evening.It is believed one woman was hurt in the crash which happened close to the turn-off for Colm Dillon Motors.  WOMAN HURT AFTER TWO CAR SMASH was last modified: October 8th, 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:crashNewtowncunninghamlast_img

Why Khris Davis will DH for the A’s in the wild card game

first_imgClick here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device.Khris Davis’ numbers for the 2019 season aren’t too fun to look at.His .220 average, .387 slugging percentage paired with a mere 23 home runs perhaps looks a little bleaker with his 2018 numbers posing as a backdrop. Davis’ year was a down one in its own right, but it hit a little different knowing the 48 home run, 123 RBI, .549 slugging percentage and .874 OPS in 2018 might’ve been his ceiling instead of his floor.Gr …last_img