Rooney urges Man United flops to show respect

first_imgLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Wayne Rooney has urged Manchester United’s under-achieving stars to show more respect for their troubled club.United are languishing in eighth place in the Premier League and have made a slow start to their Champions League campaign.Sunday’s 2-1 win over Everton did little to lift the gloom around Old Trafford, with United manager Jose Mourinho under scrutiny following a spluttering run which has seen key players fail to produce consistent performances.Mourinho has clashed with United stars including Paul Pogba, Luke Shaw, Alexis Sanchez and Anthony Martial.And Rooney, who became United’s record goalscorer before leaving in 2017, believes it is down to the team’s highly-paid stars to play with more pride and passion regardless of their issues with Mourinho. In an interview with Football Focus, published on the BBC Sport website, DC United striker Rooney said: “Obviously they are going through a difficult period at the minute, but Jose Mourinho is very experienced and I think some players have to do a little bit better.“In my experience, I have never seen or heard of a player not wanting to play in the game because they have had a falling out with the manager.“I don’t think as a player you could do that, you’ve got to respect the club and the fans and also respect your team-mates.“I don’t think any player, certainly at Manchester United, will be not playing for Jose, I’m sure they’re all working hard behind the scenes to get results.”Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Air Force shoots down UP

first_imgMalacañang open to creating Taal Commission View comments Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ LATEST STORIES Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Immediately, top Jet Spiker Iari Yongco dedicated their second win in three games to their colleagues fighting in Marawi for more than a month now.“We dedicate it to the soldiers in Marawi, we want to show them that we can also fight like them but through volleyball,” said the 6-foot Yongco, who holds the rank of Air Woman First Class.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’The Lady Maroons were on even terms in the first frame and had a set point ahead of the Jet Spikers, 25-24, after racing from a 22-24 deficit.But UP soon fell in a rash of errors, including two successive by main gunner Isa Molde. Philippine Air Force encountered a brief turbulence in the first set before cruising to a 29-27, 25-16, 25-22 victory over University of the Philippines Wednesday in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference at Filoil Flying V Centre.ADVERTISEMENT 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation MOST READ “I admire them (Lady Maroons), they played good defense and often when we thought we killed the ball, they kept the ball alive,” said Yongco in Filipino.Yongco finished with 15 points, while getting a lot of help from Jocemer Tapic, Mary Ann Pantino and Joy Cases, who accounted for 12, 11 and 10 points, respectively.Diane Carlos wound up with 18 points, while Molde had 15 for UP, which absorbed its third defeat in as many games.The Jet Spikers imposed themselves with 41 attack points against 38 by the Lady Maroons through brilliant setting from veteran Wendy Semana. But it was in defense that Air Force dominated by coming up with 10 kill-blocks compared to three by UP.In the second game, Adamson hacked out a breakthrough win at the expense of Power Smashers, 25-20, 24-26, 25-19, 25-22. It was the Lady Falcons’ first in three matches. The Power Smashers fell to 0-3.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Arellano kicks off home-and-away format, hosts dangerous San Sebastian LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles01:29Attacks vs UP Visayas students a ‘natural reaction’ from Duterte supporters – Palace01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respitelast_img read more

Raptors sign guard Jodie Meeks to 10-day contract

first_imgFILE – Jodie Meeks #20 of the Washington Wizards poses during media day at Entertainment and Sports Arena on September 24, 2018 in Washington, DC. Rob Carr/Getty Images/AFPTORONTO— The Toronto Raptors signed guard Jodie Meeks to a 10-day contract Wednesday.While with Washington last season, Meeks was suspended 25 games after testing positive for Ipamorelin, a growth hormone prohibited under the NBA drug program. The suspension came a day before Game 1 of the Wizards’ first-round playoff series against Toronto.ADVERTISEMENT Meeks was traded to Milwaukee during the offseason with 19 games remaining on the suspension, then waived when the ban ended.The 31-year-old former Kentucky player has appeared in 531 regular-season games with Milwaukee, Philadelphia, the Los Angeles Lakers, Detroit, Orlando and Washington, averaging 9.3 points, 2.1 rebounds and 22.6 minutes.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chiefcenter_img 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 Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title LATEST STORIES Vladimir Putin asks FIFA for support on World Cup legacy Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying View commentslast_img read more

Countdown: 43 Days to County Meet

first_imgThe organizers of the National County Sports Meet, the Ministry of Youth and Sports, has launched the official countdown of the 2015/2016 edition of the tournament, which is set to officially kick-off on Saturday, December 12.The Ministry announced that the tournament is being organized in collaboration with the Ministry of Internal Affairs.The tournament, which comprises of four disciplines, is also being supported by football, basketball, kickball and volleyball associations.According to Assistant Sports Minister Murvee Gray the tournament will bring 60 teams from the 15 counties — under the theme: “Liberia Rising through Sports.”“I am humbled to formally announce the theme of this year’s National County Meet – Liberia Rising through Sports and the launch the countdown,” Minister Gray said.“We have also sent out the group stage, rules and regulations governing the tournament, the fixture and venues — the playing cards are at the finishing stage to be picked up next week.“Vouchers for money for teams to prepare have been raised and would soon be ready for distribution amongst the counties,” he said.He reemphasized that the official kick off of the County Meet will take place at the Doris Williams Sports Stadium in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County, where Group One qualifying matches will take place.The Minister said preliminary rounds will be played at four venues in four rural counties; and the Antoinette Tubman Stadium will host the tournament’s final matches.He announced that defending football champion, Grand Bassa County, is paired against, Bong, River Gee and Sinoe counties in Group One.In Group two, defeated football finalists, Nimba County will host Grand Cape Mount, Bomi and Maryland counties in Sanniquellie.Group Three matches will take place in Zwedru City, Grand Gedeh County, and host Lofa, Rivercess and Grand Kru counties; and Margibi, Montserrado and Gbarpolu counties are paired against each other in Group Four and they will play their matches at the Nancy B. Doe Stadium in Kakata.Assistant Minister Gray regretted the exclusion of athletics (track and field) from the County Sports Meet, because of renovation works ongoing at the Samuel Kenyan Doe Sports Complex in Paynesville.Reports gathered across across the country indicated that intensive recruitment and practices have intensified.Counties’ authorities are pre-financing practices through their respective “County Social and Development Funds” and have reconstituted their Sports Departments.Accordingly, 10 players are bound to be recruited from the county, while at least three 2nd division players should be inclusive, while the rest should be 4th and 3rd division players. The GroupsGroup IGrand Bassa CountyBong CountyRiver Gee CountySinoe CountyVenue: Doris Williams StadiumGroup IINimba CountyGrand Cape Mount CountyMaryland CountyBomi CountyVenue: Sanniquellie StadiumGroup IIIGrand Gedeh CountyLofa CountyRivercess CountyGrand Kru CountyVenue: Zwedru StadiumGroup IVMargibi CountyMontserrado CountyGbarpoluVenue: Nancy B. Doe StadiumShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

LEC Disconnects Hundreds in Matadi, Lakpazee for Power Theft

first_imgAn LEC employee pulls up a wire buried by power crooks in LakpazeeBy Alvin WorziIn a campaign to replace rotten electricity transmission poles and check customers’ lines, the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of the Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC), Foday S. Sackor, over the weekend oversaw the disconnection of hundreds of homes in Matadi and Lakpazee for power theft.It can be recalled that an eight year old boy while playing with his friend last Wednesday was electrocuted in the Matadi Community after touching a metal pole that was electrically charged. His mother who rushed to his rescue also perished.Director Sackor has vowed to ensure that the individuals who are illegally supplying power that led to the deaths of two persons in the Matadi area are brought to book and face the full weight of the law.Matadi and Lakpazee are heavily populated residential areas of Sinkor in Monrovia.Director Sackor, promised to work with community residents to ensure that illegal suppliers of power in the area account for the deaths of the boy and his mother.He extended sympathy to the bereaved family and the community for what he termed as an unfortunate situation, but said it was not the LEC’s fault. He attributed the deaths to power theft and illegal connections.“The most important thing is for the community to help us find those who are involved in power theft. If they are caught, they will be arrested and prosecuted. Many people are running these lines underground and this is the rainy season. You cannot play with current. We encourage all of those who want current to visit LEC at the Waterside office and legalize their connections, and we will send people to help you,” he admonished.He assured residents of Matadi of massive connections in the area, while warning them to stop power theft “because it robs the government of huge sums of revenue,” while at the same time robbing many people of their lives.Also speaking, the Manager for Energy Monitoring at the LEC, Mr. Patrick D. Kulagbanda, said that the entity has been finding it hard to curtail power theft despite its efforts.Mr. Kulagbanda said power theft in the various communities is an organized crime that involves residents of the communities (who knowingly pay for illegal connections) and the alleged perpetrators who do the illegal connections).For his part, Peter Nyemah, on behalf of the community residents, called on the management of LEC to move in swiftly if they want to reduce the issue of power theft in the area.He pointed out that there will be an increase in criminal activities if the community is left in darkness, and promised to expose anyone caught in power theft.A truck load of wires used in making illegal connections which were collected by LEC management.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Rodgers hopeful Liverpool’s star striker can feature in Merseyside derby

first_imgLiverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is holding out hope star striker Daniel Sturridge can play some part in the Merseyside derby on Saturday.The England striker’s absence for the last few weeks has been keenly felt by the Reds, with the club suffering back-to-back Premier League defeats to Aston Villa and West Ham, while they needed an injury-time strike to overcome Ludogorets in the Champions League and required penalties to see off Middlesbrough in the Capital One Cup.Rodgers is keen to unleash the 25-year-old against Everton, but the Liverpool boss recognised the game might come too soon for the former Chelsea forward.“We’ll be very happy to have him back and we hope that can be this weekend,” said the Northern Irishman.“We’ve got a number of injuries that we’re going to give every chance to. He [Sturridge] is a player who’s out on the field working.“Him and a number of others we’ll just assess nearer the time. But if he doesn’t make it he won’t be far off after that.“He’s someone that responds well to treatment. Obviously it’s gone well but there are still a couple of days to go before the game. The most important thing is he’s near to fitness.“He certainly won’t be match-fit, he hasn’t played for a few weeks, but it’ll be great to have him back because he’s a wonderful player for us.“He’s a great reference for our team at the top of the field, his pace and movement and quality, which we saw the last time he played against Tottenham.” Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge 1last_img read more

Deja vu for Man City as VAR saves Spurs again

first_imgAnd City were denied once more when Gabriel Jesus saw a stoppage-time winner disallowed on review for a handball by Aymeric Laporte.“Deja vu. It was the same,” said Guardiola. (The) last action we score a goal, VAR disallowed it. What should I say? It’s the second time, it’s tough.”Guardiola was angered by the inconsistent use of the technology as City were not awarded a penalty in the first-half when Rodri was hauled to the floor by Erik Lamela.“It was incredible it wasn’t a penalty in the first-half, but VAR said it wasn’t and then at the end they did.”City twice led through Sterling and Sergio Aguero, but just like in last season’s European clash between the sides, the hosts were susceptible on the counter-attack and at set-pieces.Lamela’s long range effort briefly brought Spurs level in the first-half and substitute Lucas Moura equalised with his first touch 11 minutes into the second period as Mauricio Pochettino’s men scored with their only two shots on target.A share of the points sees both sides fall two points behind Liverpool just two games into the new season, but on this evidence another shootout between City and Liverpool for the title looks likely as Tottenham struggled to cope with Guardiola’s men, who had 30 shots on goal.“Better than that I don’t know if we are able to reach it,” added Guardiola. “We would like to win because the guys deserve it, but football sometimes is like this.”Sterling continued his stunning early season form by opening the scoring with a fine header from a delightful cross by Kevin de Bruyne.City had been utterly dominant for the first quarter of the match, but were hit with a sucker punch just three minutes after going in front.Lamela was afforded acres of space inside the City half and took advantage of poor position by Ederson to curl home an equaliser from well outside the box.The goal briefly gave Spurs the belief Pochettino had talked of before the game that they can push City and Liverpool for a three-way title race this season.However, that quickly evaporated as the hosts took control again thanks to another sensational De Bruyne assist as this time Aguero converted the Belgian’s low cross.But Pochettino blamed the uncertainty still surrounding the futures of Christian Eriksen, Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen before the transfer window closes across Europe for his side’s inability to match City.“Sometimes people struggle to realise we arrive here with our circumstances, we cannot fight face-to-face with them,” said Pochettino.“We have a lot of circumstances we have to fix in the last few weeks until the transfer window shuts in Europe.”De Bruyne should have had a hat-trick of assists before half-time as Ilkay Gundogan side-footed wide another inviting low cross, while Hugo Lloris saved from Oleksandr Zinchenko and Bernardo Silva to keep Tottenham in the game.And that proved vital as Lucas ran straight on the pitch to flick home Lamela’s corner with his head.Spurs did not manage another effort on goal as City laid seige to their goal in search of a winner.Aguero angered: Pep Guardiola (left) and Sergio Aguero (right) were involved in an argument after Aguero was substituted © AFP / Oli SCARFFJesus replaced Aguero, who was embroiled in an argument with Guardiola after leaving the field.“We have a good relationship. It’s the emotion of the game, he’s an incredible competitor,” insisted Guardiola.The Argentine striker and his manager had reconciled any differences as they hugged each other in celebration when Jesus coolly slotted into the bottom corner in the 94th minute to seemingly win the game.But replays showed the ball broke to the Brazilian via the arm of Laporte and City’s ecstasy turned to agony again.0Shares0000(Visited 22 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Gabriel Jesus’s late strike for Manchester City was ruled out by VAR in a 2-2 draw with Tottenham © AFP / Lindsey ParnabyMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Aug 17 – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola bemoaned a sense of deja vu as his side saw a late winner against Tottenham ruled out by VAR for the second time in four months as Saturday’s Premier League clash ended 2-2.Spurs won a thrilling Champions League quarter-final tie between the sides on away goals in April when Raheem Sterling had an injury-time strike ruled out by VAR.last_img read more

GAA: NA CEALLA BEAGA

first_imgThe Killotto had no winner this week. The numbers were 1, 10, 17 and 29. There was no winner of Match 3 Numbers. Next week’s Killotto jackpot is €1,950. Match 3 is €240. The Killotto is now online. If you would like to do the Killotto and are not at home, go online to the new website www.killybegsgaa.com and follow the link for the instructions.There was no winner of the Bingo Jackpot. Consolation prize went to Nora Kennedy, Kilcar. Next week’s Jackpot will be €1,900 on 49 calls.The under 14’s had a good win against St. Naul’s in south semi-final last Monday in Dunkineely. Score line: Killybegs 3-12 St. Naul’s 3-03. The scorers on the evening where Daniel Gallagher (2-04), Mark Hegarty (0-6, 2f), Evan Broderick (0-2), Daniel Keeney (1-0). They will now be playing Naomh Columba in final. The Venue, day and time of final to be decided. Tickets may be distributed by Thursday or Friday depending on when club gets them. Emails will be sent to members to confirm.GAA: NA CEALLA BEAGA was last modified: July 26th, 2011 by gregShare 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:killybegs gaa noteslast_img read more

Liverpool shot-stopper leaves Anfield

first_imgAdam Bogdan has left Liverpool to join Hibernian on loan, the club have confirmed.Bogdan, who joined from Bolton Wanderers in 2015, has signed a year-long deal at Easter Road ahead of their Europa league qualifying campaign. LIVING THE DREAM Latest transfer gossip on talkSPORT.com Hibs will face NSI Runavik from the Faroe Islands on July 12 in a bid to reach the second qualifying round.The Hungarian international has been with the Reds since 2015, but has failed to dislodge either Simon Mignolet or Loris Karius between the sticks.After joining Wanderers in 2007, he enjoyed a brief spell with Crewe Alexandra before establishing himself as the No.1 ahead of Jussi Jasskelainen. Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father LATEST 1 Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Bogdan in action for Liverpool on his debut in 2015 RANKED Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland center_img The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star targets Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Upon completing his free transfer to Anfield, he saved three penalties on his debut in a shootout victory against Carlisle United in the League Cup.A loan spell at Wigan Athletic for the 2016/17 season followed, and he is now expected to provide competition for Ofir Marciano. REVEALED targets IN DEMAND moving on Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade last_img read more

Leicester chiefs consider renaming King Power Stadium after late chairman

first_imgLeicester bosses are reportedly considering re-naming the Premier League club’s King Power Stadium after Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha as a tribute to their late chairman.The 60-year-old was one of five people who tragically lost their lives in a helicopter crash on Saturday, which has devastated everyone connected with the team. 3 The stadium currently holds the name of Srivaddhanaprabha’s King Power retail empire, but it is claimed Aiyawatt and senior members of the King Power Group are in favour of renaming it the Khun Vichai Stadium.A King Power spokesperson has confirmed that details of tributes to Srivaddhanaprabha will be revealed in the coming weeks, and that a statue could also be erected at the stadium.“What is important now is to give the Srivaddhanaprabha, King Power and Leicester City family time to grieve,” a statement from the company read.“In due course we will release memorial details and are touched by the public outpouring of support and condolences. Leicester have called the disaster the ‘darkest day’ of their club’s history and tributes have poured in for the popular 60-year-old from across the world of football.On Monday, son and vice chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha was joined by his mother, Aimon, at the stadium as they laid a wreath during an emotional morning, which also saw Leicester players join the mourners.Having invited supporters and well-wishers to sign a special book of condolence at the stadium, the club are now said to be in discussions about how to best remember Khun Vichai.And, according to ESPN and sources within the club, one of the suggestions has been to re-name Leicester’s home ground in the late chairman’s honour.It is claimed son Aiyawatt will hold talks with Leicester chief executive Susan Whelan this week about their plans to celebrate his father’s life. 3 Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha greaves with Leicester stars Jamie Vardy and Kasper Schmeichel center_img 3 Thousands of flowers, cards, shirts and scarves have been laid outside Leicester’s stadium Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha was a popular man with Leicester fans “The King Power Stadium is already a celebration of Khun Vichai’s successful business and we would be open, with family, club and supporter consultation, to discussing a name change in Khun Vichai’s honour.“We are aware of petitions seeking this type of change as well as for a statue at the club and will discuss all these wishes with the Srivaddhanaprabha family and the football club.”last_img read more