first_imgRelatedPosts Sevilla claim sixth Europa League title Inter Milan beat Shakhtar to reach Europa League final UEL: Lukaku, Eriksen take Inter Milan past Getafe into last eight Romelu Lukaku scored twice in the last 15 minutes, the second a stoppage-time penalty, as Inter Milan dramatically came from behind to win 2-1 at Bologna in Serie A on Saturday.Inter Milan’s win ensured they kept up the pressure on log leaders Juventus.The Belgian settled the match with his ninth goal of the season after Lautaro Martinez went down under Riccardo Orsolini’s challenge in the penalty area.Although the decision appeared clear cut, Bologna were furious at having their own penalty appeal turned down in a previous attack and the match ended amid angry protests from the home team and jeering from their fans.The win meant that Inter, who have 28 points from 11 games, would finish the weekend as Serie A leaders if Juventus, who were two points behind, failed to beat neighbours Torino later on Saturday.Inter had two goals disallowed in the first half, the first for offside against Martinez.The second was because the ball went out of play before Valentino Lazaro — making his first start since his move from Hertha Berlin — pulled the ball back for Lukaku to turn into the net.Bologna had not beaten Inter at home since 2002, a run of 14 matches, but looked as if they could end that sequence when Roberto Soriano gave them shock lead with a deflected shot in the 59th minute.Lukaku missed a chance for a quick equaliser by failing to make proper contact with Lazaro’s low cross but he made no mistake in the 75th minute.This was when he turned in the rebound after Lukasz Skorupski made a superb save from Milan Skriniar’s shot.Bologna had a penalty waved away when Rodrigo Palacio went down under a challenge late in the game and, in Inter’s next attack, Orsolini clumsily kicked Martinez’s leg and gave away a penalty which Lukaku comfortably dispatched. Reuters/NAN. Tags: BolognaLautaro MartinezRomelu Lukakulast_img read more

first_imgLieutenant Colonel confirmed himself a smart prospect with victory in the New Year Maiden Hurdle at Fairyhouse. Running in the Gigginstown House Stud colours and ridden by Bryan Cooper, who has been strongly linked with the number one role in the maroon and white silks after Davy Russell’s retainer came to an end, the five-year-old was regaining winning ways after being beaten by the potentially top-notch Vautour at Navan last month. Cooper brought the Dessie Hughes-trained five-year-old to challenge To Choose for the lead on the turn for home. Jumping the second-last just in front, Lieutenant Colonel pulled clear and put in a fine leap at the final flight to go and win by 14 lengths. It was a particularly notable success for trainer Dessie Hughes, who saddled his first winner in this race in 1980 in the shape of Church Island, which he rode himself. Hughes said of the even-money favourite: “He improved from Navan and looks a decent horse. “He looks a stayer and is a great jumper. The majority of Gigginstown horses jump exceptionally well. “He should be able to compete in a few of the novices after that, and the horse that beat him in Navan must be a fair horse.” Cooper is rated a 1-5 chance by Paddy Power to take over the top spot at Gigginstown, but declined to comment on speculation when asked before racing. Asked about the prospect of possibly losing Cooper as his stable jockey, Hughes said: “It would be a good job for him, but a big blow for me. It’s taken me four years to make him, he’s matured now and he’s at his best. “Hopefully he would still ride for me as much as he can.” Cooper and Hughes completed a double when Off The Charts, owned by JP McManus, took the Special Offers In Bobbyjo Bistro Handicap Hurdle, the 4-1 co-favourite getting the better of Day Dream Boy by a length and a half. “It’s good that he’s won anyway. He went up 4lb the last day for finishing second,” said Hughes. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

first_imgHouse Speaker Nancy Pelosi may have more tricks up her sleeve as she prepares to finally transmit the article/articles of impeachment to the Senate.On Friday, conservative attorney George Conway, husband of counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway, and law professor Neal Katyal wrote an op-ed in the Washington Post suggesting a key way that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) could get the upper hand on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY).Specifically, he argued, Pelosi should “split up” the articles of impeachment and only submit the article of obstruction of Congress,to highlight the Senate’s intended obstruction and hold back the article of abuse of power for further investigation.“Separating the two articles would make perfect sense,” they wrote. “When it comes to the second article, all the evidence about Trump’s obstruction is a matter of public record. There’s nothing more to add, so the second article is ripe for trial. But as to the first, although there is plenty of evidence demonstrating Trump’s guilt, his obstruction has prevented all of the evidence from coming to light.”“Since the House voted to approve the articles of impeachment last month, new revelations of Trump’s involvement have emerged, including emails showing that aid was ordered withheld from Ukraine 91 minutes after Trump’s supposedly ‘perfect’ phone call with President Volodymyr Zelensky,” they wrote. “Trump’s former national security adviser, John Bolton, has said he is willing to testify before the Senate if subpoenaed, and Bolton’s lawyer has said he has new information, yet McConnell has balked at assurances that Bolton would be called.”“How can one conduct a ‘trial’ without knowing this evidence?” they continued.“As lawyers, we have never heard of a trial without witnesses. Both past impeachment trials of presidents featured witnesses — including 41 in the impeachment of President Andrew Johnson. And the lack of witnesses is particularly striking given the shell game Trump and his Republican colleagues have played. In the House, Trump prevented executive branch employees from testifying, but said some of them would be able to testify in the Senate. Now that we are in the Senate, Republicans say these folks should have testified in the House. Lewis Carroll would be pleased.”“McConnell claims he is adhering to the rules in the impeachment of President Bill Clinton,” they said. “But there’s one big difference: Clinton didn’t gag all the witnesses and documents in the House and the predecessor investigation; as a result, there was a full record before the Senate. And there were, in fact, witnesses who were deposed as part of the Senate trial nonetheless. This time, the reason this evidence wasn’t generated in the House has everything to do with the defendant in the impeachment case itself. That is the case for sending up the second article now, to put the spotlight on Trump’s obstructionism.”“Holding the first article back and letting the second go forward would be a powerful and precise response to McConnell’s unprecedented attempts to avoid committing to a real trial,” they concluded. “It makes practical sense but also highlights what’s at stake here. Trump would be forced to undergo two impeachment trials instead of one — but that’s a fair price for him to pay for his attempts to hide evidence from the American people.”last_img read more

first_imgDairy Farm Senior Secondary School, Agege, and Ikotun Secondary School have emerged as champions of the Season 7 of the GTBank-Lagos Principals’ Cup.Dairy Farm, which lifted the trophy in 2012, whitewashed Ejigbo Senior Secondary School 5-1 to win the boys’ category while defending champions Ikotun Secondary School defeated perennial finalists CMS Grammar School 2-1 to win the female category.Sanya Senior Secondary School, Surulere, emerged third place winners in the female category, while Ikeme Balogun Senior College, Ikorodu, emerged third in the male category. Also Favour Chukwu from Ikotun High School was voted the Most Valuable Player (MVP) in the female category, while Eniayewu Hammed won that of the male category.The Principal Cup is aimed at developing grassroots football and discovering young football talents among secondary school students.Cash prizes of N1 million, N750,000, N500,000 and N250,000 were presented to the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th place winners in both the male and female categories.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

first_imgThe UW men’s tennis team has regrouped and reloaded after a dismal 2-9 conference record in the 2004-05 season.Led by new head coach Greg Van Emburgh, the Badgers have started fall tournament play, which precedes Big Ten competition in the spring, opening the fall with the Tom Fallon Invitational at Notre Dame last weekend. “I think it was a great tournament for us because…I’ve been anxious to see how we were going to measure up against other high-profile teams, and I felt like we did a great job this weekend,” Van Emburgh said.Van Emburgh was an associate head coach at the University of Kentucky for four years before being hired as the UW head coach in the summer of 2005.With six sophomores and a freshman on the squad against just one senior, Van Emburgh has some younger talent to work with in his first year as a Badger coach.”We’re a really young team. We have two new players that transferred in,” Van Emburgh said. “I am optimistic there’s a lot of potential for this team to keep getting better for the spring.”Van Emburgh will look to two of his more experienced players, as well as, junior Lachezar Kasarov and sophomore Jeremy Sonkin, to anchor the team from the start. Kasarov and Sonkin have been named co-captains for the year. “I feel like they bring a high emotional level to the team,” Van Emburgh said. “These are the two guys that will help lead this team.”Of Wisconsin’s ten players, three are originally from outside the United States, including Kasarov, a Bulgaria native. Sophomore Felipe Bellido, from Peru, and Gian Hodgson, a Van Emburgh freshman recruit from Aruba, are the other two.Sophomore Nolan Polley is a new face on the Wisconsin tennis team this fall. Polley transferred to UW after playing his freshman year under Van Emburgh at Kentucky. Joining Polley and Hodgson as fresh faces this year is Brennen Phippen. Phippen, a sophomore, joins the Badgers after spending his freshman season at Furman.”It was kind of nice for me to not only just have the team from last year, but it was really important to also pick up some new additions,” Van Emburgh said.Sonkin, who will man the No. 1 position for the Badgers this year, has been ranked 80th in the national preseason poll for the fall of 2005, highest on the team. Sonkin and other UW players will be looking to raise their rankings for the spring poll, released in early 2006.”Our players will be trying to get some wins over other ranked guys (from other teams),” Van Emburgh said. “We’re trying to set ourselves up for a chance to be ranked higher when the conference rankings come out next spring.”On a team mixed with last year’s Badgers and new transfers and freshmen, Van Emburgh believes that Wisconsin has the ability to scale the Big Ten standings in the 2005-06 season.”The guys that we have are fully committed to the program,” Van Emburgh said. “They want to get better and raise the bar.”I see a lot of potential in these guys, and it’s going to take a lot of hard work, a lot of commitment, a lot of dedication, a lot of confidence, and I feel like we can reach these goals.”last_img read more

first_img Published on June 26, 2014 at 11:21 pm Contact Phil: | @PhilDAbb Related Stories Phoenix Suns select Ennis 18th overall, make him 1st SU player taken in 2014 NBA Draft NEW YORK — Jerami Grant will have the chance to play with Michael Carter-Williams once again.Although he fell out of the first round, the former Syracuse forward was selected 39th overall by the Philadelphia 76ers in the NBA Draft on Thursday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. He was the second SU product taken in the draft after the Phoenix Suns picked point guard Tyler Ennis 18th overall.Grant’s father Harvey and his uncle Horace both enjoyed lengthy NBA careers, and Grant will now try and do the same.Playing in 32 of SU’s 34 games — he was suspended for the season opener and missed a mid-season game with a back injury — Grant scored 12.1 points per game and averaged 6.8 rebounds per contest.Scouting reports question his jump shot and ability to create off the dribble, and the D-League appears to be a likely destination for Grant, but his highlight-reel athleticism around the rim was too good for the 76ers to pass up.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

first_img Written By Last Updated: 7th October, 2019 09:22 IST Josh Jacobs Rallies Raiders Past Bears 24-21 Oakland Raiders running back Josh Jacobs (28) goes in for a touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears at Tottenham Rahul Ramakrishnan FOLLOW US SUBSCRIBE TO US LIVE TVcenter_img First Published: 7th October, 2019 09:22 IST WATCH US LIVE COMMENT LONDON (AP) — All that pregame talk about Khalil Mack and the Monsters of the Midway defense only served as motivation for the Oakland Raiders.A dominant performance from the offensive line, a breakthrough game from a rookie running back and the ability to bounce back from a third-quarter meltdown made Oakland’s weeklong stay in London a success.Josh Jacobs scored his second touchdown of the game with a leap from the 2-yard line with 1:57 to play, capping a 97-yard drive that helped the Raiders rally after blowing a 17-point lead to beat the Chicago Bears 24-21 on Sunday night.“We were up for the challenge,” Jacobs said. “All week that’s all we heard was how good their defense was and they are a great defense. But we wanted to prove we’re a good offense.”They did that with an impressive drive that was part of a roller-coaster game that delighted the sellout crowd in London. The Raiders (3-2) broke out to a 17-0 halftime lead only to fall behind the Bears (3-2) in a mistake-filled third quarter.Then Oakland fumbled at the goal line when going in for the go-ahead score, needed a replay review to overturn a fumble on a successful fake punt on the game-winning drive and then intercepted Chicago backup Chase Daniel with 1:14 to go to seal the victory.“We know everyone counted us out,” quarterback Derek Carr said. “We knew no one would pick us to win this football game. And we hadn’t really proven anything for them to pick us, right? But it just shows you the grit and determination of our young guys.”It sure didn’t come easy but the Raiders earned a satisfying victory in its first game against Chicago since dealing star edge rusher Khalil Mack to Chicago before last season.That trade has come under heavy scrutiny as Mack led the Bears to the playoffs last year while the Raiders struggled. But Oakland came out ahead this day with Mack’s only big play coming when he recovered a fumble after Jacobs went the wrong way on a pitch that sparked Chicago’s third-quarter comeback.The Bears turned that turnover into a 1-yard run by David Montgomery and got two TD passes from Daniel to Allen Robinson in the third quarter to take a 21-17 lead.It looked as if it wouldn’t be Oakland’s day when Sherrick McManis punched the ball loose from Trevor Davis at the goal line and Prince Amukamara recovered at the 1 for Chicago.A brilliant top-tapping sideline catch by Robinson and a roughing the passer penalty on Maurice Hurst that angered the Raiders and overturned an interception by Daryl Worley helped the Bears move the ball off the goal line.Chicago pinned Oakland to the 3 with the punt before the Raiders responded with their longest game-winning drive in the fourth quarter in at least 20 years, aided by Erik Harris’ 3-yard run on a fake punt after Chicago committed a running into the punter penalty on fourth-and-6.Carr completed a 23-yard pass to Foster Moreau on third-and-1 to get the ball deep and Jacobs finished it off as part of a big night from the player acquired with one of the draft picks Oakland got for Mack. Jacobs ran 123 yards and two scores against a defense that hadn’t allowed 100 yards rushing to a single team all season.“We punched them in the mouth and they didn’t like it,” guard Richie Incognito said. “They were talking a bunch of trash that first drive. We came out that first drive, then punched them in the mouth and all that talk stopped.”The Bears on the other hand managed only 42 yards on 17 carries for the game as Oakland controlled both lines of scrimmage.“In this game, it usually starts up front, and know that,” coach Matt Nagy said. “We preach it. We talk it. We understand that, and we just throughout the game weren’t real successful offensively with running the football. It’s been an issue this year, and so we need to figure out why.”BLIND SIDEMack got most of his pass rush attempts against second-year left tackle Kolton Miller. Miller had a rough rookie year but is playing much better in year two and managed to keep Carr clean most of the night thanks to some help from his tight ends and back and a quick-passing game.SACK ATTACKThe lack of a pass rush had been a recurring issue in Oakland ever since the Mack trade. The Raiders came into the game with a league-low 18 sacks since the start of 2018 but had three alone in the first half as Daniel held onto the ball too long. Maxx Crosby, Benson Mayowa and Maurice Hurst all came up with sacks, the first time Oakland had three in the opening half since Mack’s final season with the team in 2017. Hurst added another on the final play of the game.INJURIESBears: Bears DT Akiem Hicks (elbow) left the game in the first half and didn’t return.Raiders: Jacobs left the game briefly with an elbow injury but returned.UP NEXTBears: Chicago gets a week off following the long trip and will host New Orleans on Oct. 20.Raiders: Oakland gets the week off and then will continue a 48-day stretch between home games with a visit to Green Bay on Oct. 20.___More AP NFL: and last_img read more

first_imgIEM Oakland has added PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS (“PUBG”) to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive as the smash-hit battle royale game will make its debut in North America.The Bluehole title will come to the Intel Extreme Masters main stage for the PUBG Invitational where no less than $200,000 (£150,000) will be available. 20 teams of four, thus 80 players, will make their way to Oakland to battle it out for the prize money.  Credit: IEM/ESLIt’s the second big PUBG tournament hosted by ESL, after the event at Gamescom earlier this year (August) which saw the record-breaking title brought to an esports stage for the first time. The event will take place between 18th-19th November at the Oracle Arena in California.Michal Blicharz, Vice President Pro Gaming at ESL commented in the release: “Everyone’s been waiting for the title that will come in and be a game changer for esports and it seems like PUBG could be it. It’s different, it’s new, and it’s growing at an unprecedented rate. We’re thrilled to be giving the game its competitive debut in North America.”“We hope this serves as another excellent opportunity to experiment with a different format,” said Changhan Kim, Chief Executive Officer of PUBG Corporation. “It is essential that we gain experience from events like gamescom PUBG Invitational and Intel® Extreme Masters Oakland in order to take the right steps in the future.” 10 teams will be invited to the event, with 10 set to battle it out for qualification later in the month. It comes as League of Legends departs from IEM Oakland with Riot run “Rift Rivals” taking its place. Whilst there were rumours that Dota may come to IEM instead, PUBG has been chosen. With the tournament being run alongside Counter-Strike, it’ll be interesting to see the crowd split as fans of FPS titles will be spoilt for choice.Esports Insider says: Another push forward for PUBG as an esport title. There’s still many issues, but with recent patches more spectator features are being lined up and added. $200,000 is no small amount either, so we’re excited to see what goes down in Cali.last_img read more

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error The Rays both of their primary catchers to injuries in the past week. Mike Zunino injured a quad muscle and Michael Perez an oblique, leaving them with inexperienced options in Anthony Bemboom and Nick Ciuffo.Trading d’Arnaud leaves the Dodgers with the same dilemma that led them to sign him in the first place – they have no viable options in the organization to add a right-handed hitter to the bench in A.J. Pollock’s absence.Backup catcher Rocky Gale was promoted to take d’Arnaud’s spot on the roster Friday. Gale made four starts earlier this season when Russell Martin was on the Injured List and went 2 for 14 (.143).ROTATION HESITATIONThe Dodgers (and Seattle Mariners) have played a major-league high 41 games through Friday. But the rest of the league is about to get a chance to catch up.Starting Monday, the Dodgers will have four off days in a span of 11 days. Welcome as the rest might be, it also presents a dilemma for the Dodgers. If they stay with a five-man starting rotation during that stretch, it would mean making starts on five or six days of rest multiple times. LOS ANGELES — Like house flippers, the Dodgers acquired a distressed asset and flipped it for cash.Five days after signing catcher Travis d’Arnaud, the Dodgers traded him to the Tampa Bay Rays for cash considerations Friday.The Rays will be d’Arnaud’s third organization in a little more than a week. He was released by the New York Mets before the Dodgers signed him. Acquired to be a right-handed bat off the bench, d’Arnaud made just one appearance for the Dodgers, grounding out as a pinch-hitter in Thursday’s loss to the Washington Nationals.The Dodgers had plans to possibly work d’Arnaud in at first base or left field and he was working out at first base this week. But the Rays needed an experienced catcher – even one coming off Tommy John surgery as d’Arnaud is. “We’re talking through it,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “With the off days to keep things in line, there’s obviously a cost as far as days and rest. We haven’t made a decision yet, but we’re working through it and we’ll do what’s best for each individual pitcher and for the team.”MINOR MATTERSThe Dodgers made another deal for cash considerations Friday, trading Triple-A outfielder Paulo Orlando to the Chicago White Sox.Related Articles Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco center_img Orlando, 33, was a non-roster invitee to the Dodgers’ big-league camp this spring. He hit .211 with two home runs in 24 games for Triple-A Oklahoma City to start the season.Meanwhile, the Dodgers also signed Japanese pitcher Yujo Kitagata to a minor-league deal.The 25-year-old Kitagata was drafted by the Yokahma Bay Stars of Japan’s Eastern League in 2012 but never pitched for them. The right-hander was instead playing in an independent league in Japan where he reportedly reached 99 mph.Earlier in the week, the Dodgers released former major-leaguers Josh Smoker and Ezequiel Carrera from the Triple-A roster.ALSOLeft-hander Caleb Ferguson began his rehab assignment by pitching an inning for Class-A Rancho Cucamonga on Friday night. Ferguson struck out the first two batters and walked the third. That baserunner was thrown out trying to steal second base. …Shortstop Corey Seager was a last-minute scratch from the starting lineup Friday. According to Roberts, a personal matter came up and Seager left to attend to it. He returned to the bench late in the game.UP NEXTNationals (RHP Max Scherzer, 1-4, 3.78 ERA) at Dodgers (RHP Walker Buehler, 4-0, 4.95 ERA), Saturday, 6:10 p.m., SportsNet LA (where available), KTLA/5, MLB Network (out of market only), 570 AM How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies last_img read more

first_imgBack in August 2015 during a World Series of Fighting event that also happened to be in Las Vegas, they brawled inside the crowd and were escorted out of the arena. Nurmagomedov was in town for a press conference on Friday to promote his unification title bout with Dustin Poirier at UFC 242. He last fought at UFC 229 last October, when he submitted Conor McGregor in the fourth round. When the fight concluded, a near riot ensued between both fight camps. Nurmagomedov got suspended nine months for his role in the melee.Meanwhile, Diaz will return to the Octagon for the first time in nearly three years at UFC 241 in August when he takes on Anthony Pettis. The native of Stockton, Calif. upset McGregor at UFC 196 in March 2016, but lost the rematch at UFC 202 in August 2016. UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and Nate Diaz got into an apparent scuffle that also looked to have involved friends of the fighters near the end of the UFC 239 preliminary card at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday night.Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a year My buddy who is there sent me this.— Brian Trumps (@BTrumps) July 7, 2019 It’s not much..but security already got in the middle between Khabib and his friends (left side) and Nate Diaz (right side). #UFC239— Farzin Vousoughian (@Farzin21) July 7, 2019 Security intervened and Nurmagomedov and Diaz were separated and moved to different parts of the venue.Security is having Nate Diaz go in another direction at the arena. Khabib and his friends still keep looking over at him. #UFC239— Farzin Vousoughian (@Farzin21) July 7, 2019Diaz, who was at the event in support of friend and training partner Gilbert Melendez, wound up leaving the arena shorty thereafter.  Nate Diaz is outta here. #UFC239— Farzin Vousoughian (@Farzin21) July 7, 2019 During the UFC 239 post-fight press conference, Dana White confirmed the altercation with reporters.”Yeah, they got into a fight — Khabib and Diaz,” White said, adding that it was just a “verbal” confrontation. “Talking s— to each other back and forth and everybody broke it up. We moved Diaz and then Diaz left after the Melendez fight.” This isn’t the first time Nurmagomedov and Diaz got into an incident with one another. last_img read more