Villarreal leapfrog error-strewn Atletico

first_imgRoberto Soriano secured the three points in stoppage time as victory lifts Villarreal a point above Atletico and up into fourth place.“We have to improve and we have to work hard. That is the only way we know to get through difficult moments and accept the reality,” Atletico boss Diego Simeone told BeIN Sports Spain.“The reality is we are not in good form, but there is desire, a will to work hard, the players are still running and, whilst there are those things, it will get better.”Atletico were also hit by injuries to goalkeeper Jan Oblak and midfielder Tiago as both had to be replaced before the break.Villarreal were fresh from sealing their place in the last 32 of the Europa League on Thursday, where they will face Roma, and started brightly despite taking just one point from their last three La Liga matches.Stefan Savic had to head clear off his own line from a dos Santos volley after Oblak rushed from his goal to punch a dangerous cross.Atletico will rue not taking their chances to go in front as a fierce drive from Angel Correa was turned behind at his near post by Sergio Asenjo before Koke’s deflected shot from the resulting corner came back off the post.“We need to be more clinical in front of goal,” added Simeone.“We are lacking the precision we’ve on plenty of other occasions and we will work to make sure that reappears.”A slack pass from Tiago to Diego Godin teed up Villarreal for the opener on 28 minutes as Trigueros latched onto the loose ball before firing low past the helpless Oblak.Tiago was replaced whilst Villarreal were still celebrating with a right knee problem.Antoine Griezmann was voted the third best player in the world for 2016 before kick-off as Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo won the Ballon d’Or.Atletico Madrid’s midfielder Yannick Ferreira Carrasco (L) vies with Villarreal’s midfielder Jonathan Dos Santos during the Spanish league football match Villarreal CF vs Club Atletico de Madrid on December 12, 2016 © AFP / Jose JordanYet a year of big disappointments for the Frenchman after defeat in the Champions League and Euro 2016 finals is ending on another low as he was held scoreless for an eighth consecutive La Liga game.Griezmann had a big chance to equalise for Atletico when he raced through on Asenjo, but on his weaker right foot his shot wasn’t accurate enough to beat the goalkeeper.Moments later it was 2-0 thanks to a rare slip from Oblak.The Slovenian dislocated his shoulder after dropping a simple cross and dos Santos was on hand to prod into an empty net from close range.And an awful night for Atletico was rounded off in stoppage time when Soriano found the far corner for Villarreal’s third.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Atletico Madrid’s forward Antoine Griezmann (L) takes on Villarreal’s midfielder Roberto Soriano on December 12, 2016 © AFP / Jose JordanMADRID, Spain, Dec 13 – Atletico Madrid’s feint hopes of challenging for the La Liga title evaporated as they fell to sixth, 12 points adrift of leaders Real Madrid, with a 3-0 defeat at Villarreal on Monday.The hosts capitalised on rare defensive errors from Atletico to go 2-0 up before half-time thanks to goals from Manu Trigueros and Jonathan dos Santos.last_img read more

Aubameyang seals Dortmund’s German Cup final win

first_imgHis winning penalty was Aubameyang’s 120th goal in his 190th game in four seasons with Dortmund.However, despite having a contract until 2020, this could be Aubameyang’s final appearance having said he will decide his future after talks with Dortmund’s bosses.He is reportedly weighing up bumper offers from Paris St-Germain, AC Milan and China’s China’s Tianjin Quanjian with PSG his most likely destinationAfter Dortmund took the lead at Berlin’s Olympic Stadium through Ousmane Dembele’s early goal, Frankfurt’s forward Ante Rebic’s equalised to make it 1-1 at the break before Aubameyang turned the game.Dortmund’s players and fans celebrate after their German Cup final against Eintracht Frankfurt at the Olympic stadium in Berlin on May 27, 2017 © AFP / Odd ANDERSENDortmund coach Thomas Tuchel praised his team, who have bounced back from the April 11 bomb attack on their team bus to win silverware this season having finished third in the Bundesliga.“I am spent, I must admit, after watching that,” said Tuchel.“We started really well, then stopped playing and were lucky not to fall behind, but we dug deep and now everything is perfect.”Dortmund romped to a 3-1 home Bundesliga win over Frankfurt in mid-April, but this was a much bolder performance from Niko Kovic’s Eintracht, who had won only one of their previous ten games coming into the Berlin final.Dortmund took the lead with just eight minutes gone when Dembele was released down the right flank and the fleet-footed 20-year-old cut inside Frankfurt defender Jesus Vallejo and curled his shot into the net.But Eintracht started to pressurise the Dortmund defence.Frankfurt’s US international Timothy Chandler whipped in a cross and Croatia international Rebic was just inches from connecting with the goal at his mercy.He made no mistake on 29 minutes when Serbia midfielder Mijat Gacinovic’s superb pass split the Dortmund defence and released Rebic, who slotted his shot past Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Burki.Frankfurt should have taken the lead when Rebic traded passes with Haris Seferovic whose shot beat Burki, but hit the post on 39 minutes.Frankfurt’s David Abraham heads the ball during their German Cup final against BVB Borussia Dortmund on May 27, 2017 © AFP / John MACDOUGALLNeither Dortmund captain Marcel Schmelzer nor playmaker Marco Reus came out for the second half.Schmelzer had carried a leg knock into the final, while Reus injured his right knee midway through the first half.Tuchel responded by switching from a 3-3-2-2 formation to a 4-5-1 formation with Aubameyang, the Bundesliga’s top scorer this season with 31 goals, as the loan striker.Japan midfielder fired at Frankfurt goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky just after the break.But the scene was set for Aubameyang.His flying bicycle kick was only cleared off the line by Frankfurt’s Mexico international Marco Fabian on 64 minutes.And the Gabon hot-shot showed a cool head by slotting the winning penalty straight down the middle on 67 minutes after substitute Christian Pulisic was brought down by Frankfurt’s goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky.Frankfurt boss Kovac responded by bringing on Frankfurt’s burly striker Alexander Meier, 34, the Bundesliga’s top-scorer in 2014/15, for the final 20 minutes to try to force an equaliser to no avail.Shares(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) SharesDortmund’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrates scoring a penalty against Eintracht Frankfurt during their German Cup final at the Olympic stadium in Berlin on May 27, 2017 © AFP / Christof StacheBERLIN, Germany, May 27 – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang converted a second-half penalty to seal Borussia Dortmund’s 2-1 win over Eintracht Frankfurt in Saturday’s German Cup final — on what could be his final Dortmund appearance.Aubameyang’s calmly taken spot-kick was his 40th goal this season for Dortmund in all competitions and ended Dortmund’s misery after losing the three previous cup finals in Berlin in 2014, 2015 and 2016.last_img read more

Reports – Real Madrid agree ‘first option’ deal for Man United and Arsenal target

first_img Marco Reus in action for Borussia Dortmund Real Madrid have agreed with Borussia Dortmund to have first option on Arsenal and Manchester United target Marco Reus next summer, according to reports in Spain.Next summer will trigger the activation of Reus’ buy-out clause, believed to be around £28m, and as such interest in the German international is expected to be high.And now, according to El Confidencial, Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has agreed with Dortmund for the Bundesliga side to notify them if any bids come in for Reus.The agreement means that Real will be kept firmly in the loop on any movement surrounding Reus’ future, an indication of how highly the 25-year-old is rated at the Bernabeu.Real’s rivals Barcelona are also thought to be interested in signing Reus next summer, as are several Premier League clubs. 1last_img read more

Health Report: 70 percent of rescue workers suffered lung problems

first_imgNEW YORK (AP) — Nearly 70 percent of recovery workers who responded to the attacks on the World Trade Center have suffered lung problems, and high rates of lung “abnormalities” continue, a new health study released Tuesday shows. Doctors at Mount Sinai Medical Center, which conducted the study, said the results prove that working in the toxic gray dust at ground zero made many people sick, and some will likely suffer the effects for the rest of their lives. “There should no longer be any doubt about the health effects of the World Trade Center. Our patients are sick,” said Dr. Robin Herbert, co-director of the group that investigated the long-term effects from exposure to dust at the site. The study, the largest involving health issues linked to the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, and is to be published Thursday in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, just days before the fifth anniversary of the towers’ collapse. It focused mostly on what has been dubbed “World Trade Center cough,” which was little understood immediately after the attacks but has become a chief concern of health experts and advocates. It also found that lung ailments tended to be worst among those who arrived first at the site. Mayor Michael Bloomberg later said there was still no direct proof that exposure at ground zero caused the illnesses. “I haven’t seen the Mount Sinai study, but I don’t believe that you can say specifically a particular problem came from this particular event,” Bloomberg said at a separate event to announce the city’s own Sept. 11 health initiative. Findings highlighted by the Mount Sinai study include: • Almost 70 percent of World Trade Center responders had new or worsened lung symptoms after the attacks. • Among responders who had no health symptoms before the attacks, 61 percent developed lung symptoms while working on the toxic pile. • One-third of those tested had abnormal lung function tests. In lung function tests, responders had abnormalities at a rate double that expected in the general population. Those abnormalities persisted for months and in some cases years after the exposure, the study found. The findings are based on medical exams conducted between July 2002 and April 2004 on 9,500 ground zero workers, including construction workers, law enforcers, firefighters, transit workers, volunteers and others. The hospital has been the focal point of New York research on Sept. 11-related illnesses, and thousands have sought treatment there. The report comes as public concern over the fate of ground zero workers has risen. In a class action lawsuit against the city and its contractors, 8,000 workers and civilians blame Sept. 11 for sinusitis, cancers and other ailments they developed after the attacks. The doctors were joined by New York politicians who prodded the federal government to extend funding for research and treatment programs. They also charged that environmental officials failed to issue necessary warnings about the health danger. “Our government was not telling us the truth,” said Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y. “The air was not safe to breathe. It was obvious that the air was hard to see through, let alone breathe.” Dr. John Howard, who was appointed by the Bush administration in February to coordinate ground zero health programs, said the findings buttress earlier work done by city researchers. Gov. George Pataki signed legislation last month that expanded benefits for workers who became sick after toiling at ground zero, but Bloomberg objected to the laws, saying they were unfunded and would cost the city hundreds of millions of dollars. Bloomberg said the city’s plan being unveiled Tuesday would “build on our track record of supporting those who supported us in the months after 9/11,” according to an op-ed piece by the mayor in the Daily News. A House committee plans to hold a hearing on Sept. 11 health issues this week. The city-run World Trade Center Health Registry is tracking the long-term effects on 71,000 people, including those who lived or worked in lower Manhattan at the time of the attacks and the months of cleanup. Just last week, New York City health officials issued long-awaited guidelines to help doctors detect and treat Sept. 11-related illnesses — medical advice considered crucial for hundreds of ground zero workers now scattered across the United States. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhy these photogenic dumplings are popping up in Los Angeles160Want 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

Allardyce picks six England midfielders he’d take to Euro 2020, but snubs Spurs stars

first_imgTwo of Frank Lampard’s young Chelsea starlets got the nod, while a Liverpool man was described as a ‘nailed on’ pick for Gareth Southgate’s side.But Alli, who has been criticised for his recent lack of form, did not make the list and neither did fellow Spurs stars Harry Winks – who was named in the most recent squad – or Eric Dier – who has made just four appearances this season.See who Big Sam chose in the video below! “I’ve gone for a lad who I think can open the door in the final third, and that’s Jack Grealish. He’s the man for me. This lad is oozing class in the Premier League, it hasn’t fazed him at all.“And I think I’ll also go for Callum Hudson-Odoi. I hope he continues his progress in a Chelsea shirt and shows his talent in the Premier League and the England side.” 2 Best mates Mason Mount and Declan Rice have been tipped for England’s Euro 2020 squad by Sam Allardyce Sam Allardyce says he wouldn’t take Dele Alli to Euro 2020 AFP or licensors ✅ #AVFC’s @JackGrealish1✅ Two Chelsea youngsters❌ No #THFC playersSam Allardyce picks the six English midfielders he’d take to Euro 2020. 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 What do you make of his choices? 🤔 pic.twitter.com/Y7tkY4cXfN— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) October 29, 2019The former England boss said on Tuesday’s Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast: “It’s an extremely difficult task and there will be people who will agree and won’t agree with me.“The two who are nailed on, for me, are Jordan Henderson and Declan Rice for their consistency and the solid base they give the midfield for England and for their clubs.“The flair players who are coming into pretty good form at this moment in time would be Mason Mount and James Maddison. Sam Allardyce has picked the six England midfielders he would take to the Euro 2020 finals next summer, but snubbed out-of-form Tottenham star Dele Alli.talkSPORT tasked the former Three Lions boss with selecting the midfield combo he would choose for next year’s tournament, and put a list of the top 15 leading candidates in front of him. 2last_img read more

Leicester come from behind to beat Everton thanks to Iheanacho injury-time strike

first_img 3 update Getty Images – Getty 3 stalemate Steve Round reveals how Mikel Arteta convinced him to join Arsenal staff LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS latest LATEST 3 Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Getty Images – Getty Kelechi Iheanacho sparked mass scenes of celebration late on Spurs investigation into alleged racial abuse of Rudiger is so far ‘inconclusive’ Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship targets Kelechi Iheanacho scored in the fourth minute of stoppage time as Leicester came from behind to beat Everton 2-1 on Sunday.The substitute scored his first Premier League goal since September 2018 to give the Foxes a dramatic 2-1 win – their sixth straight victory. on target Leicester had only lost to Liverpool and Manchester United this term but Everton, far from being fragile, had managed to keep Vardy quiet in the first half.They grew in confidence and Gylfi Sigurdsson saw a shot deflect wide before Richarlison nodded over and the Toffees enjoyed a solid start to the second half.But Ricardo Pereira’s strong run ended with Pickford saving his low effort and it was a warning for what was to come.Everton appeared comfortable, with Sidibe’s deliveries a constant threat, only for the Foxes to level after 68 minutes.Substitute Iheanacho was played in on the right and his cross was tapped in by Vardy to make the visitors pay for failing to find a second goal when on top.Former England striker Vardy has now scored in six straight games.On top, Leicester went in search of a second and James Maddison steered Vardy’s cross straight at Pickford. Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman Jamie Vardy is in electric form Richarlison started and finished a sweeping move when he won the ball in midfield. It was worked to Sidibe on the right and his fine cross was met by Richarlison’s thumping header.It was just the fourth goal the Foxes had conceded at home in the league this season and they struggled to find their usual rhythm.Perez’s penalty appeals went ignored and Vardy got his acrobatic attempt all wrong to sum up Leicester’s first-half frustrations.They only grew 10 minutes before the break when VAR overruled a penalty given by Graham Scott.Vardy tried to bundled his way through only to be stopped and, when Mason Holgate’s loose touch allowed Ben Chilwell to nip in, the left-back went down after Holgate swung out a leg.Scott awarded the penalty instantly but VAR showed there was no contact between the pair and ruled it out. AFP or licensors rookie error statement appointed The Foxes had the momentum and former England striker Vardy should have added a second with 15 minutes left but headed over Pereira’s cross from eight yards.Moise Kean’s audacious 25-yard effort then almost caught out Kasper Schmeichel before the drama unfolded in stoppage time.Iheanacho was sent clear and curled into the bottom corner, only for the assistant referee to flag him offside, but VAR showed he was just onside to spark wild celebrations. Chelsea fan arrested for allegedly racially abusing Heung-min Son Marco Silva remains under huge pressure at Everton Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta Pep Guardiola gives Man City injury update and talks Christmas schedule Liverpool transfer news live: Mbappe latest, Lille star wants to join Reds in future The hosts faced an agonising wait before VAR gave the goal after the striker had initially been flagged offside.Gutsy Everton had looked on course to earn a point and ease the pressure on head coach Silva.Richarlison gave the Toffees a first-half lead before Jamie Vardy’s 13th goal of the season levelled the tie.Leicester climbed back to second in the Premier League, eight points adrift of runaway leaders Liverpool.Everton now go to Anfield for Wednesday’s derby with Liverpool two points above the Premier League drop zone and with Silva clinging on to his job.The Toffees will feel hard done by after battling performance and Djibril Sidibe flashed over early on.Ayoze Perez drilled wide and the game was a slow burner until Everton, looking for their first top flight away win since March, silenced the King Power Stadium after 23 minutes. PEP TALK last_img read more

Troopers Locate and Arrest Escapee from Vanderburgh Facility

first_imgAt approximately 1:45 this afternoon, Indiana State Police located Givens hiding in a basement at a residence located at1421 Howard Street in Evansville. He was arrested without incident and taken to the Vanderburgh County Jail.Troopers also arrested Colt Kissel, 27, of Evansville.  He was present at the residence when Givens was located. Kissel had two active Vanderburgh County misdemeanor warrants for his arrest. Kissel was transported to the Vanderburgh County Jail where he is currently being held on bond.Arresting Officers: Trooper Mike Finney, Senior Trooper Mike Lehmkuhler and Detective Wes Kuykendall, Indiana State Police Earlier today Indiana State Police received information regarding the possible whereabouts of Darian Givens, 23, of Evansville.  Darian Givens, 23, of Evansville, is an escapee from a Vanderburgh County Work Release Facility. He was serving time for Dealing Methamphetamine. He failed to return to the facility on December 19, 2017. Givens had been paroled from Branchville Correctional Facility.last_img read more

Three Donegal school deputations to state their cases for building in Dail today

first_imgThree different Donegal School deputations will visit Dáil Eireann and the Minister for Education today in an effort to progress their respective building projects. The Schools on the deputations to the Dáil today the 18th of May are; Scoil Adhamhnain, Luinnaigh, St Marys National School, Stranorlar and Gaelscoil Na gCeithre Maistrí, Donegal Town.Pat the Cope Galagher has arranged the deputations and will be joined on the deputations by Deputy Pearse Doherty along with representatives of the various Schools and their Boards of Management – the different deputations will meet directly with the Minister for Education Richard Bruton. Deputy Gallagher said it is of critical importance that the Minister and the Department of Education officials know first-hand the urgent need for works to commence on these schools.“In the case of St Marys NS of Stranorlar an entire new build is required – the site has been secured and planning permission is already obtained for the urgently needed new school building.“The Minister will be told directly by the parents and representatives of the school who are on the deputation – that the current conditions of the school fail to meet health and safety standards and is grossly inadequate for the school needs.“In the case of the Gaelscoil na gCeithre Maistrí, Donegal Town the school needs an entire new building – the Gaelscoil has experienced great growth in numbers over the past decade and the school is a huge success. It is essential that the Department of Education and the Minister progress this project in order to fast track a new build for this project. “In the case of Scoil Adhamhnain in Luinnaigh, Gweedore, additional capacity is required at the school for general purposes, also the school requires improvement works on energy rating. Structural works need to be carried out at the school also. The case of Scoil Adhamhnain is well documented with the Department over the past number of years.”Pat the Cope complimented the parents, teachers and Board of Management representative who gave up their time voluntarily in order to make their trip to the Dáil so that the cases of all three schools can be advanced.He added “It is going to be imperative that the Department of Education Officials and the Minister for Education give these groups a fair hearing and commit to delivering these projects in a time efficient manner and avoid any further delay urged.”Three Donegal school deputations to state their cases for building in Dail today was last modified: May 18th, 2017 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:daildeputaitonsdonegalPat the Cope Galagherschoolslast_img read more

Maroon Devils Split At Murphy

first_imgThe Lady Maroon Devils struggled  against Murphy on Tuesday.  After playing their best game of the season last week against Smoky Mountain the Ladies have  found scoring scarce in a follow-up game with Smoky Mountain on Monday and and again Tuesday night against Murphy, The final was Murphy 63 and Swain 36.The Maroon Devils boys varsity enjoyed another twenty plus point win this time over Murphy. The final was 84 to 63. The Maroon Devils were led by Brian Younce with 20 points.  Evan and Zeke Bradley each had 14, Clayton Catolster and Seth Parker sank ten, Darren Blankenship and Ice Littlejohn each scored four for the undefeated Maroon Devils.last_img