Lively Man United earn 3-1 win over Brighton

first_imgManchester United climbed back into the top half of the Premier League table on Sunday, as goals from Andreas Pereira and Marcus Rashford and an own goal from Davy Propper gave the side a 3-1 home win over Brighton and Hove Albion.United climbed to seventh place on 16 points from 12 games after stretching their unbeaten home run against the Seagulls to 12 matches in all competitions. Brighton slipped to 11th place on 15 points.Pereira fired United ahead in the 17th minute with a fortuitous goal, as his shot from inside the penalty area took a heavy deflection off Dale Stephens and left Brighton goalkeeper Matthew Ryan stranded.Propper then bundled the ball into his own net two minutes later as an inswinging free kick from Fred caused havoc in Brighton’s six-yard box. The goal was awarded after a VAR check.Lewis Dunk pulled one back for Brighton in the 64th minute with a close-range header, but Rashford restored United’s two-goal advantage two minutes later when he blasted a shot from 12 metres in off the underside of the bar.last_img read more

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Sports can help Manchester’s healing process – Coe

first_img MOUNTING HORROR The head of track and field’s governing body recalled watching, “with mounting horror”, from the IAAF headquarters in Monaco as news of the atrocity unfolded at the Ariana Grande concert. “Like many people, we felt we just needed to be here,” said Coe, the double middle-distance Olympic champion. “It can’t remedy or gloss over what happened a few days ago, but, at least, it can help in that grieving process. I hope that the athletes feel tonight and the people, the great people that were here tonight, feel that the athletes may have just helped in that healing process too.” Security in Britain is high on the IAAF agenda, with London hosting the World Championships in August at the Olympic Stadium. “I know the diligence and forensic work (by the security services); our police services are outstanding,” said Coe, who headed the 2012 London Olympics organising committee. “They’re the best in the world. You’ve only got to see the way they responded here (on Monday) and the work that we did in London with those teams. “The same thought and the same diligence is going into all these events and it’s important that we provide a safe and secure environment, but we don’t lose sight of the fact that sports is a celebration of humanity and we must never lose that.” MANCHESTER, England (AP): Sports can help Manchester’s healing process by celebrating humanity following the arena attack, IAAF President Sebastian Coe said on Friday after watching athletes competing in the city’s streets. Less than a mile from the scene of Monday’s suicide bombing, Coe was among hundreds of people who lined a specially constructed street track to see stars competing, including Australian former Olympic champion hurdler Sally Pearson. Around the corner, British world champion Greg Rutherford won the long jump event in Albert Square, which hosted Tuesday’s attack vigil. The City Games went ahead amid tight security, with Britain’s terror threat level raised to critical after the blast that killed 22 people at the Manchester Arena. Thousands of runners were expected also take to the Manchester streets today for a half marathon and 10-kilometre race. “Sports can actually help in that healing process,” Coe said in an interview with The Associated Press. “It’s not the only solution, but at this very moment, there are coaches working the length and breadth of the country in some really challenged communities, and that’s what sport does all the time. Maybe this is a really important time for sport to be involved in that process.”last_img read more

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Brathwaite critical of Windies batting collapse

first_imgLAUDERHILL, Florida (CMC):Captain Carlos Brathwaite has lamented the Windies’ batting failure which led to their series 2-1 loss to Bangladesh on Sunday night, stressing that the Caribbean side needed to find solutions to their poor strike rotation during the middle overs.For the second time in as many nights at the Central Broward Regional Park Stadium, the reigning Twenty20 champions failed to execute properly in a run-chase and collapsed to a 19-run defeat under Duckworth-Lewis-Stern.”I didn’t think it was our smartest batting performance. Obviously, with (Nazmul Islam) going off through injury, we had to stack it up well enough that we forced the three overs and three balls that were remaining and obviously try and take them down as best as possible,” Brathwaite said afterwards.”(Soumya) Sarkar came in and bowled two quality overs but even at the back end, needing 30 for 40 off the last three (against) a ‘part-timer’ we still think we could have won the game.”I didn’t think we kept enough wickets in hand, but kudos must go to (our) bowlers after the start that they (Bangladesh) had. We were staring down the barrel of 210-220. To pull it back to 185 was a hell of a job.”Chasing 185, the Windies lost three early wickets to slump to 32 for three in the sixth over before AndrÈ Russell blasted 47 from 21 deliveries to try to rescue the innings.Impotent EffortRovman Powell chipped in with 23 and Denesh Ramdin, 21, but the overall effort proved an impotent one, and it allowed Bangladesh to be ahead on DLS when rain intervened with the Windies on 135 for seven at the start of the 18th over.”The bowling unit has been fantastic, but with the bat, we still need to be a little more sure with our plans, especially to spin,” the all-rounder pointed out.”Rotating in the middle overs has always been our Achilles and obviously going away now to Bangladesh and India (later this year) it will be even more important for us to find ways to execute in the middle order against the spin.”I think we are getting closer and closer to finding that proper plan that will help us to get through the middle overs a lot better.”last_img read more

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‘Lazy pothead’ skateboarders get serious with Olympic dream

first_imgCalm moments allow Taal folks some respite PLAY LIST 02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian 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 — Gatchalian A country can send a maximum of three representatives per category.Qualification depends on points obtained during major international competitions, a system which discourages them from attempting spectacular tricks.“We work with a calculator. There are tricks that are worth eight or nine points, but if you only need seven, you do an easier one to secure a spot on the podium,” said Dell Olio.Aside from preparing tricks, Leon is worried about one other thing ahead of the Olympics.“How should we dress? I can’t imagine wearing track pants. We all skate in jeans, with a cap. I hope they let us go however we want,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “Right now I go to the gym a lot to improve my resistance and then I train every day four hours a day, repeating tricks all the time,” said Portugal’s Gustavo Ribeiro.The 18-year-old is ranked number two in the world in the “street” skateboarding category and has a good chance of finishing on the podium at the Olympics.In Tokyo, skateboarders will have the chance to compete in the “street” and “park” categories.Street skateboarding features stairs or benches, intended to mirror a natural street. Park boarding takes place in a hollowed-out course, usually involving bowls that give boarders great height, allowing for more complex tricks.“It sounds crazy that I can get a gold medal representing my country at the Olympics,” said Ribeiro.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sons Of Apollo releases new studio album ‘MMXX’ LOOK: LJ Reyes, Paolo Contis celebrate 1st birthday of baby Summer LATEST STORIES MRT-3 files raps vs engineer who brought ammunition to station MOST READ Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists ‘Marawi hero’ is new commander of Army’s 1st Infantry Division Freddie Roach eager for Pacquiao-Mayweather rematch Spanish rider Danny Leon takes part in an Open Street Senior Man Skateboard competition at the World Roller games in Barcelona on July 6, 2019. (Photo by Josep LAGO / AFP)Hamburgers are out, going to the gym is in. With skateboarding set to make its Olympic debut at the Tokyo 2020 Games, top skateboarders are settling down and preparing as athletes in the bid to qualify.“Now we are athletes, within quotation marks, urban athletes,” joked 24-year-old Spaniard Danny Leon, who sports surfer style hair, at a skateboarding competition in Barcelona.ADVERTISEMENT Benefits of township living Decked out in jeans, a loose dark shirt and the almost obligatory baseball cap, Leon is well positioned to fly the flag for Spain in Tokyo — and he is taking it seriously.“Before it would be just hitting the streets with your skateboard and skating. Now we train,” says Leon.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“We exercise and stretch after and before, we take care of our bodies more, eat better, no hamburgers and pizzas.”Leon is one of several top skateboarders currently in Barcelona to take part in the World Roller Games, the world’s largest event comprising all championship roller sports disciplines. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted View comments ‘Lazy and potheads’His excitement contrasts with the misgivings many in the skateboarding community displayed when Olympic chiefs in 2016 supported a proposal to allow the sport in the Tokyo 2020 Games.They feared it could curb skateboarding’s street culture roots.“If you want to do it for fun, you can go to the street, do your tricks, have fun and have some beers. But I want to take it seriously,” said Argentina’s Matias Dell Olio.“I get up early, I work out at the gym, I stretch, I eat better. I have been skating since I was six, that’s my lifestyle. But it’s also my job.”Peru’s Angelo Caro, 19, said the inclusion of skateboarding in the Tokyo Games opened the doors to him of his country’s top training center for athletes. He hopes it will also shatter stereotypes about skateboarders.“People who see us as lazy and potheads will see that it is really a beautiful sport, that involves a lot of talent and effort. Every day we fall, we hurt ourselves, it’s a real sacrifice,” added Caro, whose body is covered in scars and bruises.Wardrobe woesWorld Skate president Sabatino Aracu told AFP that skateboarding will bring “fresh air” and “young blood” to the Olympics.A total of 80 skateboarders will compete in Tokyo 2020 — 40 in the “street” category and 40 in the “park” category. An equal number of men and women will compete in each category.last_img read more

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Cazorla undergoes Arsenal medical

first_imgThe 27-year-old’s transfer had been held up by the turmoil at Málaga, the club that he joined from Villarreal for £15m last summer.The attacking midfielder’s arrival on a four-year contract is sure to generate excitement among the club’s fans, who have seen the manager Wenger sign the strikers Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud for a combined £24m but, also, have to contend with the Robin van Persie saga.Last season’s captain, who has 12 months to run on his contract and will not sign a new one at the club, has come to favour a move to Manchester United over Manchester City or Juventus, his other suitors, but there remain questions over whether United are willing to meet Arsenal’s £20m asking price.Van Persie did not travel on the club’s tour of Asia, with Wenger citing fitness reasons rather than his potential sale but, with the squad now back in London, Van Persie is training with them.Wenger intends to take him to Germany next Tuesday, where the group will train before they face FC Köln on Sunday week.The worry is that the Van Persie situation will continue to run and undermine the buildup to Arsenal’s opening fixture of the new season at home to Sunderland on August 18 but at least Wenger has already signed striking reinforcements.Cazorla, though, feels like the marquee addition. A member of Spain’s triumphant Euro 2008 and 2012 squads, he can operate in wide areas but he is expected to play in the central attacking midfield role in Wenger’s preferred 4-2-3-1 formation.He flew into London on Thursday and his signing may sugar the pill of Van Persie’s intended departure.Sahin would further swell Wenger’s creative options. The Turkey midfielder is in talks over an initial season-long loan, having seen his opportunities restricted at Madrid. Wenger has loaned the 19-year-old striker Benik Afobe to Bolton Wanderers for the season.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000LONDON, England, August 4- Spanish international midfielder Santi Cazorla has undergone his medical at Arsenal with Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho okaying a loan move to the Gunners for Turkey’s Nuri Sahin the Guardian reports.Arsenal hope to announce the £16m signing of Cazorla from Spanish club Málaga with a deal for Sahin also close and the pair could travel with Arsene Wenger’s squad on their training excursion to Germany next week and make his debut in the friendly against FC Köln.last_img read more

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Leicester City winger signs one-month loan deal with Rotherham

first_imgLeicester City winger Tom Lawrence has signed for Rotherham United on a one-month loan deal.The 20-year-old joined the Foxes in the summer from Manchester United for an undisclosed fee, signing a four-year contract.However, Lawrence has struggled to break into the first-team since the move and as such Nigel Pearson has elected to loan him out so he can increase his playing time.Lawrence has experience of playing in the Championship, having spent last season on loan from Manchester United at Yeovil Town. Tom Lawrence in action for the Manchester United Under-21s 1last_img

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AC Milan set to offer Everton £10m for Kevin Mirallas

first_img1 Everton forward Kevin Mirallas AC Milan are eyeing up a January offer for out-of-favour Everton midfielder Kevin Mirallas.The Belgian playmaker has been frozen out of the first-team equation at Goodison Park in recent months and is reportedly ready to end his four-year spell on Merseyside.Mirallas’ international future is also in jeopardy after he was left out of Belgium’s squad for their recent friendly against Italy.But, according to Calcio Mercato, Milan are ready to provide Mirallas with an escape route, with the winger keen to get more regular playing time in order to keep his chances of playing at Euro 2016 alive.Everton will demand a fee of around £10million for the 28-year-old and negotiations between the two clubs could start as early as next week.last_img

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Mariska Hargitay’s father, ex-Mr. Universe, dies at 80

first_imgBorn Miklos Hargitay in 1926, he emigrated from his native Hungary to the United States after World War II. He became interested in bodybuilding in the 1950s and was named Mr. Universe, Mr. America and Mr. Olympia in 1955. “My dad’s a bit of a superhero,” Mariska Hargitay told a National Public Radio show, “Fresh Air,” last year. He parlayed his perfect physique into a performing career when Mae West tapped him to be a muscleman in her stage show. It was there that he met Mansfield, whom he married in 1957. That same year, he made his big-screen debut in “Slaughter on Tenth Avenue.” He went on to star opposite his wife in three films: “The Loves of Hercules,” “Promises! Promises!” and “Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?” Before divorcing in 1964, Hargitay and Mansfield had three children together, sons Mickey Jr. and Zoltan, as well as Mariska. Mansfield died in a car crash in 1967. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who played Hargitay in “The Jayne Mansfield Story,” a 1982 TV movie, offered his condolences and praised Hargitay. “Mickey was such an inspiration and always had such a positive attitude,” Schwarzenegger said in a printed statement. “He was a role model of mine for being a successful immigrant who came to this country and pursued his dreams.” Hargitay’s career continued after his divorce with appearances in a half-dozen Italian films and horror flicks. He even guest-starred in a 2003 episode of “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” the show in which his daughter Mariska plays a leading role. When she won an Emmy for her work last month, Mariska tearfully thanked her father “because he is the reason I’m standing here today.” Besides his children by Mansfield, survivors include his wife, Ellen, and another daughter, Tina.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Mickey Hargitay, an actor and world-champion bodybuilder who was married to 1950s sex siren Jayne Mansfield and whose children include Emmy-winning actress Mariska Hargitay, has died. He was 80. He died Thursday in Los Angeles, according to a family statement issued Monday through publicist Gary Mantoosh. The cause of death was not released. “Words cannot express how saddened we are by the loss of Mickey,” the family statement says. “At the same time, we are so grateful for who he was and is to all of us and for the love he gave us in our lives. He will continue to be our source of inspiration and strength.” last_img read more

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Lancaster seeks job-makers

first_imgLANCASTER – An economic master plan, put together to help guide Lancaster’s development, calls for establishing more sites to house relocating businesses, running a “branding” campaign to build up the city’s image among residents and businesses that might choose Lancaster sites, and partnering with schools to prepare future workers. Approved Tuesday night by the Lancaster City Council, the plan calls for a four-pronged approach: reducing the Antelope Valley’s imbalance between housing and jobs, developing a work force prepared for 21st century jobs, revitalizing local commerce and promoting a sense of community. Officials describe the plan as a framework for later action. “If you don’t have a plan, you’re going to run around in the dark,” said Councilman Jim Jeffra. “We are in the fiscal condition where we can do these things.” To help spur job creation, city officials intend to create sites where the proper environmental and technical permits are already available. Officials said they need to do so or businesses will go to other places where the development process has been simplified. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE“We need more sites in Lancaster,” said Vern Lawson Jr., the city’s director of economic development. “That’s not just a role for government. We want to be a partner with developers.” For industrial development, the focus will be on the Fox Field corridor area between the Fox Field airport and the Antelope Valley Freeway. City government is acquiring nearly 100 acres from Los Angeles County government to use for drainage improvements, which will free up more land in that area for development, Lawson said. An incentive offered in the 1990s in Lancaster – $2,000 per job – may also be revived to attract employers. Incentive funds could be used toward streets, sewer lines, water lines and other improvements that would be needed to develop a business site. The plan recommends working with school districts to promote work-ethic training, vocational training and internship programs. The plan also suggests starting “boomerang” programs to try to lure back educated young people who left the Antelope Valley to get higher education. Such programs could include scholarships, in exchange for a fixed term of service in the city, or start-up grants for those wanting to start a new business or practice. The plan also calls for city officials to facilitate the creation of training programs to meet employer needs. “If you want to attract high-paying jobs, you have to have the work force with the right abilities,” said Councilman Andy Visokey. “You can’t expect businesses to come here without the skills.” The “branding” campaign might be launched next year in conjunction with the 30th anniversary of Lancaster cityhood. The city’s logo and many of its marketing materials were created years ago and need to be updated, officials said. “Branding is an important part of our economic future,” said Councilman Ron Smith. “You have to put that brand into the minds of the people who bring the high-paying jobs.” Officials will consider establishing a developer fee that would link new housing starts to economic development. Under the concept, housing developers would either create business parks and shopping centers as part of their projects or pay a fee to the city toward sites for job producers. “It’s not just good for the people buying homes; it’s good for the developers as a selling point,” Smith said. Establishing such a fee would have to be done in consultation with developers, Smith said. Gretchen Gutierrez, executive director of the Antelope Valley chapter of the Building Industry Association, said her organization is researching that concept to see if any other cities have used it and, if so, with what degree of success. “Yes, we’re more than happy to have discussions on this,” Gutierrez said. “However, we would not like to see the entire burden place on new development. If everybody is going to benefit, then everybody should have a slice of the financial responsibility.” Visokey said he has concerns about any new fee and would want more information before considering the idea. “When I see a fee, I raise an eyebrow,” Visokey said. “How many fees can we put out there?” james.skeen@dailynews (661) 267-5743160Want 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

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Craig Thomson to referee Rangers v Celtic League Cup semi-final

first_imgCraig Thomson will referee the League Cup semi-final between Rangers and Celtic, the Scottish FA has announced.The official will be the man in the middle for the second derby between the two sides this season when they meet at Hampden on Sunday.It is the 13th time Thomson will have taken charge of this particular fixture, making his bow back in 2006.Kevin Clancy will take charge of the first semi-final between Aberdeen and Greenock Morton on Saturday. Thomson will be supported by fourth official Steven McLean and assistants David McGeachie and Alan Mulvanny while Clancy has Alastair Mather, Gordon Crawford and Euan Anderson to call upon.Willie Collum took charge of September’s derby match at Celtic Park with Brendan Rodgers’ men running out 5-1 winners.last_img

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