By Martyn HermanChelsea striker Diego Costa and Arsenal’s Gabriel have both been charged by the Football Association after incidents in Saturday’s bad-tempered Premier League derby at Stamford Bridge.The FA said on its website that Costa had been charged with an alleged “act of violent conduct” after television replays showed him catching Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny with his arm in an incident not spotted at the time by the referee.“Off the ball incidents which are not seen at the time by the match officials are referred to a panel of three former elite referees,” an FA statement said.“For retrospective action to be taken, and an FA charge to follow, the decision by the panel must be unanimous.”Brazilian defender Gabriel, who was sent off after tangling with Costa shortly after that incident, was charged with “improper conduct” following his straight red card which Arsenal have since appealed against.Spain international Costa has until 1700 GMT on Tuesday to respond to the charges while Gabriel has until 1700 GMT on Thursday to respond.Both Chelsea and Arsenal were also charged by the FA for failing to control their players.Chelsea won the fractious game 2-0 with Arsenal ending the match with nine men after Santi Cazorla was also dismissed for a second yellow card after a foul on former Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas.Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was critical of Costa after the derby, saying he is “always involved in provocation”.
It was a tough battle with both sides playing at a fast pace which left both sides in a scoreless draw in the first half.In the second half it was Rapatonas backliner Phillip Steven who pus his side in front with his famous powerhouse right footed kick in front of Welgris goal mouth that bounced of the Welgris fullback’s leg and slammed into the back of the net. Welgris FC regrouped with short passes and through balls but couldn’t find the back of the net as Rapatona goa keeper Leslie Kalai was up to the task to ensure all balls were swamped.Rapatona defended their lead until the final whistle. In Lae at the St. Ignatius Kilage Stadium, reigning champions, Lae City Dwellers fought out a gritty nil- all draw with Hekari United.
Spain coach Julen Lopetegui was sensationally sacked on Wednesday, two days before their opening World Cup match, for failing to tell his federation about his move to Real Madrid after the tournament and replaced by Fernando Hierro.Former Spain defender Hierro’s only previous senior coaching role was one season with Oviedo in the Spanish second division, although he was also assistant to Carlo Ancelotti at Real Madrid before that.The 50-year-old will have barely 48 hours to prepare his team for their opening World Cup match against neighbours and bitter rivals Portugal in Sochi on Friday.Real unexpectedly announced on Tuesday that Lopetegui, who had only recently extended his contract with Spain and was unbeaten in his 20 games in charge, would take over next season.In announcing one of the most extraordinary coach sackings in World Cup history, Spanish football federation (RFEF) president Luis Rubiales said he had found out about the move five minutes before it was announced by the Champions League winners.“The coach, while he is a RFEF employee cannot do things in this way. I found out with a phone call five minutes before the official announcement. We feel obliged to take this decision,” Rubiales told a news conference at the team base in Krasnodar.“If anyone wants to talk to one of our employees, they have to speak to us, too. It’s that basic. This is a Spain national team that represents all Spaniards, it’s the most important team we have and the World Cup is the biggest stage of them all.“I don’t feel betrayed, the problem is that things have been done with the complete absence of the RFEF, which is something (we) cannot let go by.”PLAYERS ‘ALL IN’Rubiales said the players, who Spanish media said had tried to dissuade him from such drastic action, had vowed to give everything for the team.“We’re all hurt by this situation, I’ve told the players my reasons for doing it and they understand. They’ve shown me they are ‘all in’ here and I have no doubt they’ll give their all whatever happens,” he said.Spain, one of the pre-tournament favourites and winners in 2010, also face Morocco and Iran in their group in Russia.There was no immediate comment from the 53-year-old Lopetegui, who had been scheduled to appear alongside Rubiales but pulled out.Rubiales added there were no hard feelings towards Lopetegui, who replaced Vicente del Bosque following Euro 2016.“We want to thank Julen for all he’s done and he’s a big reason behind us being in Russia, but we feel obliged to dispense with his services,” he said.“There has to be a message to all RFEF employees and there are ways of behaving that you need to abide by.”In the first reaction to the decision, former Spain forward Juanito said Rubiales’ arguments had been impeccable.“The values of the national team are above everything,” he said on Twitter. “If we can’t win the World Cup, the Spanish are now champions of dignity.”
Pornography greets commuters at Sweden bus stop Imee Marcos slams driver-cap on motorcycle taxis End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Sixers’ No. 1 overall pick Fultz injures left ankle Travelling with Adams are former Sacramento Kings head coach Reggie Theus and the Laker Girls. “This will be my first trip to the Philippines, and I can’t wait to see the passion Filipinos have for the game of basketball,” said Theus. “With the inclusion of 3-on-3 basketball in the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, NBA 3X is a testament to the growth and popularity of the game internationally.”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’ Painting found in Italian museum wall is stolen Klimt Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Not easy being green: Dog births unique puppy Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams. APOklahoma City center Steven Adams is set to bring the thunder in the NBA 3X Philippines as the annual 3-on-3 basketball event unfolds on July 22 to 23. “I’m looking forward to meeting the Filipino fans and experiencing the country’s vibrant culture,” said Adams. “I’m also excited to work with the talented athletes from across the Philippines at NBA 3X.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Solar-powered barge a key ‘interceptor’ for plastic waste SEA Games 2019: Nicanor rallies to bring home 1st fencing gold for PH PLAY LIST 01:39SEA Games 2019: Nicanor rallies to bring home 1st fencing gold for PH02:48Boeing pitch to PH military: Get Apache, stop being ‘pushed around’ in WPS03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)01:40Filipinos 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 respite McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet Jean-Paul Gaultier to retire as fashion designer MOST READ LATEST STORIES View comments
United States’ Serena Williams returns the ball to Spain’s Carla Suarez Navarro in a women’s singles match during day seven of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Monday, July 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)WIMBLEDON, England—Serena Williams has been fined $10,000 by the All England Club for damaging a court during practice before the Wimbledon tournament started.Fabio Fognini was fined $3,000. The Italian said during his third-round loss that he wished a bomb would hit Wimbledon.ADVERTISEMENT Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted LATEST STORIES MRT-3 files raps vs engineer who brought ammunition to station Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Sons Of Apollo releases new studio album ‘MMXX’ Nick Kyrgios was handed two fines, one for $3,000 from the first round and another for $5,000 from the second round — both for unsportsmanlike conduct. The Australian lost to Rafael Nadal in four sets in the second round.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsAdChoices广告Ads by Teads Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LOOK: LJ Reyes, Paolo Contis celebrate 1st birthday of baby Summer Benefits of township living Surging Kings MOST READ Calm 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘Marawi hero’ is new commander of Army’s 1st Infantry Division Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists View comments
Filipino triathlete silver medalist Kim Kilgroe and gold medalist Kim Mangrobang honor the national colors during the awarding ceremony of the women’s triathlon event of the 30th SEA Games in Subic, Zambales on Sunday, December 1, 2019.INQUIRER PHOTO / GRIG C. MONTEGRANDESUBIC BAY FREEPORT—Filipino triathletes have developed this intrinsic habit of taking away all the suspense and possible theatrics in the 30th Southeast Asian Games.For the third straight time, the PH triathlon squad once again swept the gold and silver medals offered on the podium with John Leerams Chicano and Marion Kim Mangrobang convincingly winning their races, both in runaway fashion.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “The target was to finish first and second. I really don’t mind getting the silver because he (Chicano) is my senior,’’ said Remolino, a two-time Siklab Sports Youth Awardee for triathlon for his invincible feat in the junior level.Muhammad Ahlul Firman of Indonesia stayed within sight at the onset but failed to keep up the pace and settled for the bronze, more than two minutes off Remolino.Less than three hours after Chicano and Remolino celebrated with the hometown crowd, it was Mangrobang’s turn to shine after her 1-2 finish with Kimberly Michelle Kilgroe in the women’s side.Mangrobang, who spent most of her time training in Portugal under foreign coach Sergio Santos, retained the gold in two hours and two minutes while Kilgroe arrived three minutes late for the silver under the midday sun.“Winning here is very different from my victory in KL. It makes me more nervous whenever I race in front of our countrymen,’’ said Mangrobang, whose goal is to qualify to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics with a big continental race in Japan coming up in May.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Microsoft ends free Windows 7 security updates on Tuesday SEA Games: Philippines thumps Malaysia in ice hockey opener Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee Nethavani Octaria of Indonesia placed third after checking in 11 minutes after Kilgroe came.“We certainly have the advantage in Southeast Asia because we always race in the world circuit,’’ said Mangrobang, No. 104 in International Triathlon Union world rankings.Mangrobang and Chicano aims for a second gold in the mixed team relay with 2015 women’s champion Claire Adorna, Kilgroe, Remolino and Fernando Caseres.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:05SEA Games: Kim Mangrobang wins gold anew as Filipinos secure triathlon double sweep01:08SEA Games 2019: PH’s Kristina Knott zooms to 200m dash gold in record-setting run01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown01:54MMDA deploys rescue team to Batangas following Taal eruption Leonardo DiCaprio, Taika Waititi, other stars react to Oscar nominations ‘People evacuated on their own’ Thailand reports case of coronavirus from China NFA assures ample rice supply in ashfall, eruption-affected areas The Olongapo-based Chicano collared the first gold medal of the Games in the men’s individual swim-bike-run event after setting a personal best of one hour, 53 minutes and 26 seconds that augured well for the future of Philippine triathlon.“This will bring triathlon in the Philippines to the next level,’’ said Chicano, who retained the title at home following the back-to-back victories of Nikko Huelgas in the 2015 Singapore and 2017 Kuala Lumpur sportsfest.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4“I have been looking forward to this. I feel blessed to achieve such feat,’’ added the 2017 silver medalist whose pregnant wife cheered hoarse at the sidelines of the Subic Bay Boardboard.Teenage sensation Andrew Kim Remolino checked in less than two minutes later.The 19-year-old from Talisay, Cebu rose from the water ahead of the pack, but was outsprinted by Chicano in the second loop of the bike sequence. View comments
0Shares0000Self proclaimed ‘special one’ Ezekiel Akwana will shoulder the burden of hope when AFC lines up in Mbaraki and he says his boys are ready for war.PHOTO/Raymond Makhaya.NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 9- Only one point separates Bandari and AFC Leopards on the Kenyan Premier League table but in terms of pressure, Ingwe are miles ahead of their coastal hosts, as they gear up for a crucial tie at the Mbaraki Complex on Saturday afternoon.Winless in their last five matches in all competitions, and headed for another trophy-less season, the drum beats are on for the great Ingwe. Self proclaimed ‘special one’ Ezekiel Akwana will shoulder the burden of hope when AFC lines up in Mbaraki and he says his boys are ready for war; it’s all in or nothing.Taking over the pressure seat from Belgian Ivan Minnaert who was relieved of his duties last week, Akwana says he has worked to bring unity within the squad and he is positive the tide will turn at the floor of the Indian Ocean in Mombasa.“We have trained well for the past two weeks and I’m confident the boys have what it takes to get back to winning ways,” Akwana told Capital Sport.More often than not, Akwana has flourished when called upon as a patch-up. His biggest turning point was in 2011 when as a stand in coach led Sofapaka into the third round of the CAF Confederations Cup, the furthest a Kenyan team has progressed.Ezekiel Akwana was appointed caretaker coach after the sack of Ivan Minnaert. PHOTO/Raymond Makhaya.Coaching AFC Leopards has always been his dream; and in the next eight matches, he has an opportunity to take over the post permanently.On 29 points and 10th on the log, Ingwe are four points off the top eight, which is a minimum target for a club of their stature. A win at the Coast will draw them closer, especially if the teams above them stumble.But they don’t come up against the easiest of opponents.Bandari have not won in their last three matches, drawing twice and losing once, results that don’t put Ken Odhiambo in a comfortable situation either.The side which won the GOtv Shield last year and finished in their best ever position in top flight, fourth, have been far from convincing this season. Against a staggering Ingwe, they have an opportunity to inject some energy into their top five drive.Bernard Mang’oli and Edwin Wafula, who made a comeback to the den in June after moving to Bandari at the beginning of the year, will be eager to show they made the right decision ditching the Dockers for their former club and they will form a particular point of interest in the match.Both have settled back to regular starting places with AFC and Mang’oli who has been pulling strings in midfield has gone on to be bestowed the honor of captaining the 13-time champions.Ulinzi Stars players line up before one of their matches during the game in Uganda last year. PHOTO/TIMOTHY OLOBULU-Ulinzi stars vs Sofapaka-Elsewhere, Ulinzi Stars who have fired blanks in both their last two league matches play at home against relegation threatened Sofapaka.Ten points off the leaders Tusker FC, another drop in points will all but put a final puncture into their drive to hunt for the league title. In the absence of the ailing Robert Matano, Benjamin Nyangweso who was part of the fold when they last won the league in 2010 will take charge.He is hoping to better his striking force a department he says has been their grey area.“It is a bit sad because in both games, we have played well and created chances. I think we have to do it now or never. Sofapaka is not a simple team despite their position on the table. They have been on the rise of late and we need to be very cautious,” Nyangweso said.Batoto ba Mungu are seven points off safety and a win will be the only thing on their minds when they descend on the floor of the Rift Valley to face Ulinzi.Ushuru who are placed above them on the log will be at home to leaders Tusker and with the match going either way, Sofapaka will not want to take chances.Ulinzi won the first leg 2-1 in Nairobi and Sofapaka are eager to exert revenge.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
But despite heading in for the half-time on equal terms after Daniele De Rossi levelled Mario Lemina’s 21st minute opener for the visitors, Juventus were stunned by a pair of second-half strikes from Stephan El Shaarawy and Radja Nainggolan.Roma’s 26th win of the campaign moved Luciano Spalletti’s men back up to second place, only four points off the lead, to sit one point ahead of Napoli, who saw Jose Callejon hit a brace in a 5-0 rout at Torino earlier.It kept the capital side in contention for the league’s second automatic Champions League spot and, to boot, ended Juve’s hopes of celebrating at the ground of their bitter league rivals.“After Napoli’s win (earlier), the league standings started to worry us a little,” said Roma captain De Rossi.“Juve started well and we went down a goal. All they needed was a draw, but we responded well.Roma’s midfielder Radja Nainggolan (L) celebrates after scoring against Juventus’ goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon © AFP / Andreas SOLARO“It was a great game, and a great night.”Juve can wrap up the title with a win at home to relegation-haunted Crotone next week, but their fifth defeat of the campaign ended Massimiliano Allegri’s hopes of securing the scudetto before they face Lazio in the Italian Cup final on Wednesday.“We did well in the opening half, we kept it tight in defence, but then we thought we had the game wrapped up and took our foot off the pedal,” Allegri told Mediaset.“Hats off to Roma, but this will just make us more determined for next week, and for Wednesday.”Allegri rested several players as the champions, who face Real Madrid in the June 3 Champions League final, target an unprecedented club treble.Argentinian playmaker Paulo Dybala started on the bench alongside defenders Giorgio Chiellini and Dani Alves, handing a rare start to Mario Lamina.Only days ago the Frenchman complained of his lack of playing time in Turin, but after a couple of early Juve chances he was eating his words.Ghanaian defender Kwadwo Asamoah, too, was given a rare start and drew gasps with a ferocious left-foot drive following a corner that smashed off the upright after just seven minutes.Gonzalo Higuain’s drive then curled over, but the visitors broke the deadlock soon after, Lemina side-footing Higuain’s generous ball past Wojciech Szczesny after controlling Stefano Sturaro’s long ball from midfield.Napoli’s strikers Dries (L) and Lorenzo Insigne (R) congratulate Jose Callejon after scoring against Torino on May 14, 2017 © AFP / MIGUEL MEDINARoma striker Edin Dzeko’s absence due to a calf strain robbed Roma of the aerial threat usually provided by the Bosnian.But when Kostas Manolas rose high to meet a corner with a powerful header that forced Juve ‘keeper Gianluigi Buffon to parry, the rebound fell to De Rossi, who beat the Italy ‘keeper at the second time of asking.Roma resumed in determined fashion after the interval, De Rossi earning a quick a caution after clattering into Miralem Pjanic.Minutes later, the Olimpico erupted — and Totti began clapping — when El Shaarawy goal collected a cross from Nainggolan, cut inside and unleashed a low, right-footed strike that took a slight deflection before squeezing inside the far post of Gianluigi Buffon’s net.The goal took the wind out of Juve’s sails, but not as much as Roma’s third.Egyptian forward Mohamed Salah delivered a great cross for Nainggolan deep in Juve territory before the Belgian controlled and beat Buffon with a ferocious drive on 65 minutes.A stunned Allegri introduced Dybala for Sturaro minutes later, but, as Totti personally experienced when he replaced Salah for the final two minutes, it was too little, too late for the Turin giants.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Roma’s forward Francesco Totti looks on during an Italian Serie A football match against Juventus, on May 14, 2017 at Rome’s Olympic stadium © AFP / FILIPPO MONTEFORTEMILAN, Italy, May 14 – Club icon Francesco Totti applauded from the sidelines then celebrated at the whistle as Roma kept Juventus waiting for the Serie A title with a defiant 3-1 win at the Stadio Olimpico on Sunday.Treble-chasing Juventus travelled to the capital hoping to secure at least a point to mathematically ensure a record sixth consecutive scudetto with two games to spare.
Team captain Sergio Ramos and other players decked in white shirts with the number 33 on the back filmed the crowd with mobile phones from the top of the bus, which was escorted by police on horseback.Ramos took to a walkway over the plaza’s fountain and draped the statue of the goddess Cybele with the club flag just before 3:00 am (0100 GMT) as Queen’s anthem “We Are the Champions” blared out from loudspeakers.Real Madrid left-back Marcelo then tied a team scarf around the statue as the crowd cheered.Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates at the end of their Spanish La Liga match against Malaga, at La Rosaleda stadium in Malaga, on May 21, 2017 © AFP / SERGIO CAMACHO“We have to win the Champions League now. We are counting on all of your support. Let’s Go! Thank you very much,” Portuguese striker Cristiano Ronaldo said atop the walkway before singing along with the crowd.Ronaldo and French striker Karim Benzema scored the two goals which gave Real their win over Malaga and their first Spanish league title since 2012.The club will pursue a third UEFA Champions League victory in four seasons in the final against Juventus, who on Sunday secured third successive Serie A and Coppa Italia double, in Cardiff on June 3.“This is great and on June 3 against Juventus it will be even better,” said 37-year-old Real supporter Emilio Guillen as he celebrated with friends at Plaza de Cibeles.If Real win the Champions League, it would be the club’s first La Liga and European champions cup double in nearly six decades.Many fans heaped praise on Real coach Zinedine Zidane, the former French international who took over the club for his first head coaching job less than two years ago.“Hiring Zidane was the best decision Real has made in a long time,” said Alfredo Cordero, 36, who had a club flag drapped over his back and carried a large plastic cup of sangria.The team will be welcomed to Madrid city hall on Monday for a ceremony to celebrate their Spanish league win.“They are players of a very high quality, so I don’t have to say more. I am a Real Madrid fan and I am thrilled,” said 31-year-old Real supporter Alvaro Morales.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Real Madrid’s captain Sergio Ramos (R) and defender Marcelo celebrate the team’s La Liga title, at the Plaza de Cibeles in Madrid, on May 21, 2017 © AFP / OSCAR DEL POZOMADRID, Spain, May 22 – Thousands of Real Madrid fans, many decked in the famous white team jersey, converged in the centre of the Spanish capital to celebrate the club’s 33rd league title after a 2-0 win over Malaga on Sunday.Elated fans cheered and lit flares when the squad arrived on an open-top bus bearing the word “Campeones” (champions) on the side at the club’s traditional celebration spot, the Plaza de Cibeles, as confetti rained down.
Leicester City v Manchester United is live on talkSPORT on Sunday 21 September 2014 from 1.30pm UK timeAfter comprehensively beating QPR 4-0 to pick up their first win of the season, Manchester United’s focus switches to Premier League new-boys Leicester City and a trip to the King Power Stadium.The Red Devils unleashed their ‘Gaalaticos’ last Sunday, with Marcos Rojo, Daley Blind and Radamel Falcao all making their United debuts.Angel Di Maria and Ander Herrera also impressed in just their second games for the club, both scoring and laying on an assist against the Super Hoops.Louis Van Gaal reverted to 4-1-3-2, having started the season with 3-5-2, and expect to see the Dutchman continue to operate with a back four, in a largely unchanged line-up.Luke Shaw is still awaiting his first competitive appearance for United, but is likely to settle for a place on the bench again, while the main selection issue for Van Gaal is whether to give Colombian striker, Falcao, a place in the starting XI.With Robin Van Persie looking subdued in his performances thus far, the Monaco loanee could replace the Dutchman and lead the line alongside captain Wayne Rooney. Marouane Fellani, Phil Jones and Michael Carrick are still long-term absentees, while Ashley Young, James Wilson, and Reece James also remain on the lengthy injury list.Leicester have six ex-United players in their squad: Matty James, Ritchie De Laet, Daniel Drinkwater, Danny Simpson, Jack Barmby and Tom Lawrence, but on-loan midfielder Nick Powell is ineligible for selection.Below is how Manchester United could line-up against Leicester City: 1 1 United fans, how do you think you’ll line-up against Leicester? Comment below…