Serena aside, Sharapova will fear no one at French: Evert

first_imgLONDON, May 25: Russian Maria Sharapova could run into old nemesis Serena Williams in the fourth round of the French Open but, the American aside, she will fear no one on her first appearance at the claycourt slam for three years.The former world number one, twice a champion at Roland Garros despite an unnatural claycourt game, is seeded 28 after a rocky road back from a doping ban.She was ineligible two years ago and last year French Open organisers declined to offer her a wildcard following her return to the Tour. Sharapova served a 15-month sanction for testing positive for heart drug meldonium after losing to Williams in the Australian Open quarter-finals in 2016.The two grand slams she has played since resuming her career have resulted in fourth-round losses but having reunited with former coach Thomas Hogstedt last month, the five-times major winner is moving back in the right direction, according to Roland Garros great Chris Evert.”She has a shot (at the title),” seven-times French Open champion Evert, an analyst for broadcaster ESPN, told Reuters.”I see her moving better and the intensity is back. I see some drop shots. She is back with her old coach Thomas Hogstedt and she has won grand slams with him before.”I see her getting better and better because she wants it and she is willing to work hard for it and it’s still the most important thing in her life. In the last six weeks I see an improvement in her game.”The fact that no player has taken the game by storm while 23-times grand slam champion Williams took time off to have a baby, will further encourage Sharapova, according to Evert.”Maria will look at it and see no one dominant. Serena Williams is the only player in the past who has been like a thorn in her side, but she feels mentally superior to most of the other and she feels she can win against them all.”Only Williams, unseeded and ranked 453 has a superior grand slam record to Sharapova in the women’s draw.Last year’s champion Jelena Ostapenko, double Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova, Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki and 2016 French Open winner Garbine Muguruza are all amongst the list of favourites.But Sharapova, a semi-finalist in Rome last week, would not have a sleepless night about facing any of them.”This is a title she has won twice and this is a surface that gives her a little more time to set up,” Evert said.”She knows she can win it and she knows she is mentally tougher than most of them. When you look at the players who are contenders, they have a few slams but mentally they have had some big wins but also some big losses.”Aside from Serena she has the most experience and is mentally tougher. That’s worth two games a set.”Sharapova trails Williams 19-2 on career head-to-head but leads top French Open top seed Simona Halep 7-2, second seed Wozniacki 6-4 and third seed Muguruza 3-0. Agencieslast_img read more

Guinness ‘Greatest of the Streets’ Georgetown Championship to kick off July 12

first_imgFOLLOWING the conclusion of the Bartica leg of the event, Guinness Greatest of the Streets Georgetown Championship will officially commence on July 12.This was disclosed by the organisers Banks DIH Limited. The event will last for seven days, with the venues to be finalised shortly.The other playing dates are July 13, 19, 20, 26 and 27, with the grand final scheduled for August 3. The first two nights of the competition, which features 32 teams, will be used for elimination.The resulting 16 teams will advance to the group stage which will be held over the period of three days. The top two from each group will advance to the quarterfinals round and subsequent semifinals, which is pencilled for the penultimate match-day date.Meanwhile, the eight teams which fail to progress to the knockout round will contest the Guinness Plate Championship.At present, the 16 automatic qualifiers are defending champions Gold is Money, GTI Ballers, Queen Street Tiger Bay, Upsetters, Rising Stars, North Ruimveldt, Future Stars, Kingston, California Square, Trap Squad, Leopold Street, Ol-Skool Ballers, Bent Street, North East La Penitence, Sparta Boss and Norton Street.According to tournament coordinator, Three Peat Promotions, “The registration forms will be available shortly at the Caesar’s Palace Banks DIH location on D’Urban Street for the teams that will need to enter the playoff round.”It was further disclosed that “the anticipation and expectation for the event is at an all-time high. The teams have already commenced their respective preparation for the event, while many newcomers have enquired about the registration process as they aim to be a part of the phenomenon. We envision a wonderful and exciting tournament as many teams vie for the coveted title”.Winners of the zone will automatically seal their place in the National Championship, which is set to commence in August.To date, Beacons (Bartica champions), Melanie-B (East Coast Demerara winners), Brothers United (West Demerara/East Bank Demerara winners), Trafalgar (Berbice champions) and High Rollers (Linden champions) are the teams to have secured automatic berths to the national championship.last_img read more

CWI offer to host England Test series in Caribbean

first_imgBy George DobellSenior correspondent at ESPNcricinfoENGLAND’S home series against West Indies could be rescheduled until September or even played in the Caribbean due to the COVID-19 crisis.At present the sides are scheduled to play three Tests in England with the first due to start at The Kia Oval on June 4.But with it now all but inevitable that the start of the English domestic season will be significantly delayed and a peak in COVID-19 cases in the UK anticipated in June, it seems highly unlikely the series will proceed as planned.ESPNcricinfo understands that the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and CWI have held several discussions in recent days.The options under consideration include the possibility of rescheduling the series – with September the most obvious time – or staging it in the Caribbean. It is understood CWI also offered to host England’s three-Test series against Pakistan, scheduled to start on July 30.While there are COVID-19 cases in the Caribbean, the virus would appear, at this stage, to have taken hold far more in the UK. There have, for example, been only two reported cases in each of Barbados and St Lucia and one in Antigua.“I’ve spoken to Tom Harrison a couple of times in the last few days,” Johnny Grave, CWI’s CEO told ESPNcricinfo, “and assured him that we will be as flexible, supportive and helpful as possible.“To that end, yes, we have offered to host the series here in the Caribbean if that is deemed helpful. The ECB would retain all commercial and broadcast rights.“This is not about us trying to take advantage of the situation. It’s about the cricket community working together at a difficult time for everyone and, one of the many great things about the Caribbean is we can play cricket all year round.There has long been a special relationship between the cricket communities in the Caribbean and England and we wanted to make it clear we will do everything we can to help.”England are also scheduled to host Ireland for three ODIs in mid-September. It is possible, however, that two England squads – one Test and the other limited-overs – could be in action in different places at the same time.West Indies also have other commitments later in the year. They are scheduled to host New Zealand (in three ODIs and three T20Is) between July 8 and July 19 before South Africa arrive (for two Tests and five T20Is) between July 23 and August 16. Financially, the series against England is more valuable to CWI however, so it remains possible those tours could also be rescheduled.CWI are also understood to be considering the possibility of rescheduling the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) to December if necessary.This would see it running for just three or four weeks – probably requiring the need for several double-headers – over the Christmas and New Year period and put it in competition with Australia’s Big Bash League. In a fast-moving situation, it seems all possibilities will be considered and it is far too early to confirm any details.last_img read more

Support now missing for football program

first_img“Suicide Blitz” runs Thursdays. To comment on this article, visit or email Danny at It’s late August on USC’s University Park campus. Must mean it’s time to get psyched up for Trojan excellence in the 2012 Summer Olympics, right?That’s what the athletic department would have you think.The east side of Heritage Hall was recently adorned with a smattering of banners celebrating the amazing feats of USC athletes in past Olympics and promoting their participation in London next year. This all raises tempting questions.Where’s football? Where’s the visor? Where’s the Trojans’ Heisman Trophy candidate Matt Barkley?The USC football team is just nine days away from its first game of the 2011 season, and based on the recent display, the athletic department appears to find it more prudent to devote the space to a competition taking place next year. It’s a dominant hint that the prestige of the program has taken a palpable hit.It’s not to say that Trojan performance in the Olympics hasn’t been spectacular — it truly has. Since 1904, 393 USC athletes have won 122 gold medals, 76 silver medals and 60 bronze medals, the school announced Monday.But historically, this is the time when the university tends to live and breathe pigskin. It’s August, and fans, students and alumni are supposed to be thinking about track and field? Suddenly, it would seem as if Barkley’s potential final season, the tailback position battle and the wealth of talented wide receivers don’t matter so much anymore.After four losses in 2009, Pete Carroll’s departure, June 2010’s sanctions and five losses in 2010, the boon of notoriety for Trojan football is on the downswing, and the athletic department is fruitlessly trying to fill the void with uplifting distractions. If football is the meatloaf, the Olympics are the knockoff cornflakes USC is trying to fill it with. And I’m not full.The signs of declining interest continue to penetrate. Starting last semester, the athletic department has inundated students with countless notices about signing up for season tickets, a process that historically required no sales pitch. In 2008, they sold out within weeks. In 2006, they had to add additional seating to the student section. It’s not often the football program becomes an annoyance to students, but these repeated cries for ticket purchases represented nothing more than the groveling of incredibly wealthy paupers.Recently, it was announced in email that, for the first time, students will have the option to purchase two $30 guest passes for every home game (except UCLA) and have those guests join them in the student section. The exclusivity of the student section was a great quality of the historic Coliseum. Now some student from Palo Alto, Calif., can sneak his Stanford tree-hugging friends into the front row if they get there early enough.But it’s not enough to say the trend is only a manifestation of the athletic department’s selling out. Even if it makes sense to deny football advertising space, there are still plenty of other teams clamoring for attendance that might be interested in that kind of promotion. Just take a second and look at the gate figures for USC basketball games last year. Or the general ignorance of the perennially superb water polo team, which has won three straight NCAA titles.The Olympics are an event that cannot be ignored, with incomparable international attention and coverage. USC’s presence will be better known in the Olympics without the slightest bit of promotion than the majority of varsity sports.The hanging of these banners is a sleight of hand to get the USC community to think happy thoughts, but the focus right now should not be on effectively burying the football program to get people to stop thinking about all its problems. Instead, the efforts should be driving a discussion about why the football team is still great even without the possibility, let alone promise, of a bowl game appearance.There is something to be said for the renovations to the Coliseum, how associate head coach and architect of the famed Tampa-2 Monte Kiffin is going to get this year’s team to buy in to his defensive strategies after a nightmarish 2010 performance. Why should fans avert their eyes when everything doesn’t go exactly how it’s supposed to go? It’s almost as if USC wants to emphasize a sort of fair-weather fanaticism — just as long as they keep selling tickets, tickets and more tickets.There was a time a shade more than a decade ago when football was in a similarly bad place. USC tried to keep people interested.What happened after that?last_img read more

Lions take on Highlanders this am

first_imgThere are five Irish starters in the Lions side that squares off against the Highlanders this morning.Jared Payne has the chance to impress at full-back having previously started in midfield on the tour.There’s another start for Robbie Henshaw in the centre, while Rory Best, Iain Henderson and CJ Stander all start in the pack. Blindside James Haskell previously had a spell with the Highlanders in 2012, so knows what awaits the Lions this morning.Kick off in Dunedin is at 8.35 this morning. Photo: © lionsrugby.comlast_img

CheckdMedia launches ‘Fantasy Hub’ seeking to disrupt all fantasy football engagements

first_img Spotlight ups matchday commentary reach and capacity for new EPL Season  August 21, 2020 Sports betting affiliate marketing publisher CheckdMedia has expanded its product portfolio, launching its ‘Fantasy Hub’ app, seeking to further engage with new and existing UK football audiences.Made available through iOS and Android, the Fantasy Hub is a free-to-play app produced by CheckdMedia’s newly formed ‘CheckdDevelopment’ unit seeking to tap into the publisher’s network of football communities, who engage regularly with fantasy football games.Fantasy Hub seeks to bring new matchday dynamics to standard fantasy football formats, rewarding players instantly, rather than through season-long participation.In its press release, CheckdMedia details that Fantasy Hub will offer matchday prize competitions across the Premier League, UEFA Champions League, Sky Bet Championship and major international football tournaments.Furthermore, innovating standard fantasy football gameplay, the Fantasy Hub has been developed with focus on in-play interactions, which sees fluctuating player prices, combined with Head-to-Head competitions keeping fans engaged throughout the whole weekend of football fixtures.Fantasy Hub uses the technology behind the popular Fantasy iTeam game that was one of the first app-only products in the industry at the time of its introduction in 2010Commenting on developments, Adam Patton CheckdMedia’s Product Director stated: “This was an obvious first step for the Checkd Group on our path to offering more games and content to our football fanatic audience. Fantasy has long been a great platform to build a relationship with UK fans, and the app itself is a unique and addictive variation on the traditional games we’ve all played for years.” Submit Share Successful summer leaves Leadstar positive over industry’s recovery August 18, 2020 Premier League looks to broadcast every behind-closed-door fixture August 28, 2020 StumbleUpon Related Articles Sharelast_img read more

Gold Cup win for Charlotte

first_img25 Apr 2013 Gold Cup win for Charlotte After two years of amateur winners, the Roehampton Gold Cup has been reclaimed for the professionals by Charlotte Ellis. The European Tour player from Minchinhampton – and an England international  in her amateur days – had two rounds of 75 and put her name on the trophy after twice being runner-up. Runner-up was professional Hannah Ralph from Cowdray Park, with rounds of 81 and 72 for a total 153.  Also on 153 (74, 79), was Stacey Rodger from West Hove.   Caroline Grady, a regular supporter of the Gold Cup, a professional from Dunston Hall, was on 154 including two eagles – a three at the par five 2nd and a two at the par four 18th. Flying the flag for the amateurs was Jerri Sewell from Shooters Hill in south-east London on 153 (76,77).   Welsh senior international Jane Rees from Hendon, was second amateur, on 156 (78,78).   Charlotte West from Harewood Downs was also on 156 with Hannah Moul from Stoke by Nayland on 158. Best morning round went to Hampshire amateur Kerry Smith from Waterlooville with a 76; best afternoon to Kyra Horlock from Broadstone, Dorset also on 76. The gold cup was won by Georgia Hall (Remedy Oak) last year and by  Rachel Drummond (Beaconsfield) in 2011.last_img read more

Juventus and Napoli target Spurs star Son ahead of January transfer window

first_imgJUVENTUS and Napoli are reportedly monitoring Tottenham star Son Heung-min ahead of the January transfer window.The 27-year-old still has four years remaining on his £140,000-per-week contract with Mauricio Pochettino’s side.1 Son Heung-Min has scored five goals for Spurs this seasonCredit: Getty – ContributorBut according to the Express, the two Italian sides are keeping tabs on the 85-cap South Korea international.Spurs will not want to offload the former Hamburger SV man – who has scored five goals and made two assists already this season.Son has established himself as a fan favourite since he joined Spurs from Bayer Leverkusen in 2015 for £22million.He bagged 20 goals and made 10 assists as Tottenham reached the Champions League final last term.£1 FREE BET Try your luck with a free bet on any sport with LadbrokesThe frontman has previously been linked to Premier League rivals Manchester United.Old Trafford veteran Gary Neville claimed the 27-year-old would be the perfect fit for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.But a move to Serie A looks more likely after his agent confirmed he could make a move to Italy at some point in his career.Speaking to Radio Marte, agent Thies Bliemeister said: “I’ve never brought a player to Napoli, but I’d like to because [Diego] Maradona, my favourite player, played for them.MOST READ IN SPORT THROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battle’I ACCEPT’McGregor accepts Silva fight at UFC catchweight of 176lbs in huge super-fightTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedA CUT ABOVEMike Tyson shows two-inch cut ‘picked up in training’ ahead of boxing returnExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticIT’S…NOT TOMMY BOWETommy Bowe discovers someone has been impersonating him on TinderMAC DADDYTriple H wants McGregor v McMahon with winner getting rights to billionaire strut”I’ve talked to Napoli in the past, with executives who are longer at the club.”Before he added: “As for Son at Napoli, why not? You can never say never in football.”Son likes Italy, the food and Italian people. It’s not easy to take him from Tottenham because he costs a lot but, one day, who knows?”Jurgen Klopp warns Liverpool not to underestimate Sunday match against Tottenhamlast_img read more

Premier League done deals: Deadline day and every transfer in January window

first_imgPREMIER LEAGUE clubs have prepared for the final months of the 2019/20 season with a slow burning transfer window.January saw only a handful of deals in the first fortnight as Sheffield United signed Jack Rodwell, Ondrej Duda joined Norwich and Liverpool completed their move for Takumi Minamino.5 Liverpool had agreed Minamino’s arrival before the window openedCredit: ReutersBut the tension was released in the final few days with Manchester United and Arsenal getting stuck in.The Gunners snapped up two defenders on loan in the form of Pablo Mari and Cedric Soares.While Ole Gunnar Solskjaer finally welcomed Bruno Fernandes to Old Trafford.But for every deal over the line were plenty left unfinished.United’s desperate desire for a striker only bought them ex-Watford man Odion Ighalo and Chelsea were unable to capitalise on their FIFA ban ending early.Here, SunSport lists the Premier League’s entire January business.ArsenalIn: Eddie Nketiah (Leeds, recalled from loan)Cedric Soares (Southampton, loan)Pablo Mari (Flamengo, loan)5 Pablo Mari hopped over to North London from BrazilCredit: Getty Images – GettyOut: Tyreece John-Jules (Lincoln, loan)Emile Smith Rowe (Huddersfield, loan)Dinos Mavropanos (Nuremberg, loan)Ben Sheaf (Doncaster Rovers, loan)Deyan Iliev (Jagiellonia Bialystok, loan)James Olayinka (Northampton, loan)Aston VillaIn: Louie Barry (Barcelona, £1m)Mbwana Samatta (Genk, £10m)Danny Drinkwater (Chelsea, loan)Pepe Reina (AC Milan, loan)Borja Baston (Swansea, free)Out: Andre Green (Charlton, loan)Jonathan Kodjia (Al-Gharafa, undisclosed)Lovre Kalinic (Toulouse, loan)Scott Hogan (Birmingham, loan)James Chester (Stoke, loan)Jacob Ramsey (Doncaster, loan)Rushian Hepburn-Murphy (Derby, loan)BournemouthIn: Kyle Taylor (recalled from loan)Out: Mikael Ndjoli (Motherwell, loan)Asmir Begovic (AC Milan, loan)Brad Smith (Cardiff, loan)Matt Butcher (St Johnstone, loan)Very happy to be joining this great club. I can’t wait to get started with my teammates and help this club be successful. Forza Milan! 🔴⚫️ @acmilan— Asmir Begovic (@asmir1) January 13, 2020 LeicesterIn: Ryan Bennett (Wolves, loan)Out: Raul Uche (Real Valladolid, undisclosed)George Thomas (ADO Den Haag, loan)Andy King (Huddersfield, loan)Admiral Muskwe (Swindon, loan)Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall (Blackpool, loan)Mitchell Clark (Port Vale, loan)Filip Benkovic (Bristol City, loan)LiverpoolIn: Takumi Minamino (Red Bull Salzburg, £7.25m)Joe Hardy (Brentford, undisclosed)Out: Herbie Kane (Hull, loan)Rhian Brewster (Swansea, loan)Isaac Christie-Davies (Cercle Brugge, loan)Allan Rodrigues de Souza (Atletico Mineiro, undisclosed)Nathaniel Phillips (Stuttgart, loan)Daniel Atherton (Marine)Manchester CityIn: -Out: Patrick Roberts (Middlesbrough, loan)Lukas Nmecha (Middlesbrough, loan)Angelino (RB Leipzig, loan)Matt Smith (Charlton, loan)Manchester UnitedIn: Nathan Bishop (Southend, undisclosed)Bruno Fernandes (Sporting Lisbon, £68m)Odion Ighalo (Shanghai Shenhua, loan)5 Bruno Fernandes will cost United £68m if all his add-ons are metCredit: Getty Images – GettyOut: Ethan Hamilton (Bolton, loan)Ashley Young (Inter Milan, £1.3m)Alex Fojticek (Stalybridge Celtic, loan)Max Taylor (Stalybridge Celtic, loan)NewcastleIn: Valentino Lazaro (Inter Milan, loan)Nabil Bentaleb (Schalke, loan)Danny Rose (Tottenham, loan)Out: Kelland Watts (Mansfield, loan)Ki Sung-yueng (released_ NorwichIn: Ondrej Duda (Hertha Berlin, loan)Lukas Rupp (Hoffenheim, undisclosed)Sam McCallum (Coventry, undisclosed)Out: Anthony Spyrou (Released)Carlton Morris (MK Dons, loan)Akin Famewo (St Mirren, loan)Philip Heise (FC Nurnberg, loan)Dennis Srbeny (Paderborn 07, undisclosed)Rocky Bushiri (Sint-Truiden, loan)Louis Lomas (Tampa Bay Rowdies, loan)Louis Thompson (MK Dons, loan)Simon Power (King’s Lynn, loan)Sam McCallum (Coventry, loan)Isak Thorvaldsson (Fleetwood, loan)Sheffield UnitedIn: Sander Berge (Genk, £22m)Richairo Zivkovic (Changchun Yatai, loan)Jack Robinson (Nottingham Forest, undisclosed)Jack Rodwell (Free)Panagiotis Retsos (Bayer Leverkusen, loan)Out: Richard Stearman (Huddersfield, free)Tyler Smith (Rochdale, loan)Harry Sheppeard (Steel Phalt Academy, loan)Ben Heneghan (Blackpool, loan)David Parkhouse (Stevenage, loan)Callum Robinson (West Brom, loan)Kean Bryan (Bolton, loan)Marcus Dewhurst (Carlisle, loan)Mark Duffy (ADO Den Haag, loan)Jake Wright (released)SouthamptonIn: Kyle Walker-Peters (Tottenham, loan)5 Walker-Peters headed to Southampton in search of first-team actionCredit: Getty Images – GettyOut: Christoph Klarer (SKN St Polten, loan)Josh Sims (New York Red Bulls, loan)Kayne Ramsay (Shrewsbury, loan)Cedric Soares (Arsenal, loan)Harry Hamblin (Macclesfield, loan)Maya Yoshida (Sampdoria, loan)Callum Slattery (De Graafschap, loan)TottenhamIn: Giovani Lo Celso (Real Betis, £27m)Gedson Fernandes (Benfica, loan)Steven Bergwijn (PSV Eindhoven, £27m)Out: Jack Clarke (QPR, loan)Paris Maghoma (Brentford, undisclosed)Christian Eriksen (Inter Milan, £17m)Kyle Walker-Peters (Southampton, loan)Cameron Carter-Vickers (Luton, loan)Kazaiah Sterling (Leyton Orient, loan)Anthony Georgiou (Bolton, loan)Tashan Oakley-Boothe (Stoke, undisclosed)SPURS NEWS LIVE: Follow all the latest news on TottenhamWatfordIn: Joao Pedro (Fluminense, undisclosed)Ignacio Pussetto (Udinese, £7m)Out: Dimitri Foulquier (Granada, loan)Alex Jakubiak (St Mirren, loan)West HamIn: Darren Randolph (Middlesbrough, undisclosed)Tomas Soucek (Slavia Prague, loan)Jarrod Bowen (Hull, £22m)Out: Nathan Holland (Oxford, loan)Conor Coventry (Lincoln, loan)Joe Powell (Burton, undisclosed)Martin Samuelsen (Hull, undisclosed)Dan Kemp (Stevenage, loan)Pontus Dahlberg (Emmen, loan)Sebastian Prodl (released)latest football newsGossipCROWD RETURNFA Cup final ‘may see 20,000 at Wembley in trial allowing some fans at games’CommentPHIL THOMASDiving and whining was never a good look and will seem worse after lockdownExclusive’I’M IN A BAD WAY’Ex-England star Kenny Sansom talks for first time since being attackedExclusiveBOURNE AGAINHowe says Cherries are stronger after lockdown with FIVE fit-again starsExclusiveSWAN THAT GOT AWAYSwansea wanted £3m Davies three years ago but couldn’t get work permitNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticBAYERN 5 DUSSELDORF 0Lewa bags two as Bayern thump rivals to close on 8th straight titleTHEIR CALLReferees in Northern Ireland will be given choice on coming back says union bossWolvesIn: Leonardo Campana (Barcelona SC, undisclosed)Daniel Podence (Olympiacos, £17m)Luke Matheson (Rochdale, £1m)Out: Elliot Watt (Carlisle, loan)Ivan Cavaleiro (Fulham, undisclosed)Patrick Cutrone (Fiorentina, loan)Connor Ronan (Blackpool, loan)Rafa Mir (Huesca, loan)Harry Burgoyne (Shrewsbury, undisclosed)Benny Ashley-Seal (Accrington, loan)Jordon Graham (Gillingham, loan)Sylvain Deslandes (Arges Pitesti, undisclosed)Luke Matheson (Rochdale, loan)Ryan Giles (Coventry, loan)Ryan Bennett (Leicester, loan)Sun Sport’s Daniel Cutts says Jarrod Bowen is his ‘one to watch’ as he assesses the January windowcenter_img BrightonIn: Anders Dreyer (Midtjylland, undisclosed)Aaron Mooy (Huddersfield, £5m)Jurgen Locadia (Hoffenheim, recalled from loan)Alexis Mac Allister (Boca Juniors, recalled from loan)Tariq Lamptey (Chelsea, £6m)Out: Max Sanders (AFC Wimbledon, loan)James Tilley (Grimsby Town, loan)Tudor Baluta (ADO Den Haag, loan)Gaetan Bong (Nottingham Forest, undisclosed)Jan Mlaker (Brighton, loan)Leon Balogun (Brighton, loan)BurnleyIn: Josh Brownhill (Bristol City, £9m)Out: Ryan Cooney (Morecambe, loan)Christian N’Guessan (Oldham, loan)Adam Phillips (Morecambe, loan)Anthony Glennon (Grimsby, loan)Scott Wilson (Blyth Spartans, loan)Tunde Bayode (Curzon Ashton, loan)Josh Benson (Grimsby Town, loan)Nahki Wells (Bristol City, £5m)ChelseaIn: -5 Chelsea outcast Olivier Giroud went nowhere after the club failed to sign a replacementCredit: ReutersOut: Danny Drinkwater (Aston Villa, loan)Marc Guehi (Swansea, loan)Conor Gallagher (Swansea, loan)Victor Moses (Inter Milan, loan)Jamal Blackman (Bristol Rovers, loan)Charlie Brown (Royale Union Saint-Gilloise, loan)Clinton Mola (Stuttgart, £330,000)Tariq Lamptey (Brighton, £6m)Crystal PalaceIn: Scott Banks (Dundee United, undisclosed)Cenk Tosun (Everton, loan)Out: Sam Woods (Hamilton, loan)James Daly (Bristol Rovers, undisclosed)Jason Lokilo (Doncaster, loan)Connor Wickham (Sheffield Wednesday, loan)Scott Banks (Alloa, loan)EvertonIn: Joao Virginia (recalled from loan)Jarrad Branthwaite (Carlisle, undisclosed)Out: Kieran Dowell (Wigan, loan)Callum Connolly (Fleetwood, loan)Cenk Tosun (Crystal Palace, loan)Morgan Feeney (Tranmere, loan)Lewis Gibson (Fleetwood, loan)Jonas Lossl (Huddersfield, loan)last_img read more

Mourinho melee as United concedes late, draws 2-2 at Chelsea

first_imgManU coach Jose Mourinho, right, encourages his team during their English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Manchester United at Stamford Bridge stadium in London Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)LONDON — Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho was involved in a touchline skirmish after his team conceded a goal in the sixth minute of injury time to draw 2-2 at former club Chelsea in the Premier League on Saturday.One of Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri’s assistants celebrated wildly in front of United’s bench following Ross Barkley’s late equalizer and it clearly angered Mourinho, who leapt to his feet and was soon in the middle of a melee that included security staff and, before long, players from both sides.ADVERTISEMENT 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 LATEST STORIES “What happened was with Sarri’s assistant and Sarri was the first one to come to me and say that he would resolve the problem internally with him,” Mourinho said. “And after that, his assistant comes to me in Sarri’s office and apologizes to me.“I immediately said if you really feel that way and you want to apologize, of course I accept the apology and forget it because I also make mistakes in my career.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe late goal denied Mourinho a first win in four attempts as United manager at Chelsea, where he won three league titles across two spells at the London club.Anthony Martial scored goals in the 55th and 73rd minutes as United came from behind to lead after Antonio Rudiger’s opener in the 21st. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title View comments Martial put United ahead following a counterattack led by Juan Mata. The ball made its way to Marcus Rashford and he played the ball across to Martial, who took one touch and curled a shot into the bottom corner.It would have been the first time in seven years that Chelsea lost a home game after leading at halftime.But Barkley, on as a substitute, pounced from close range after De Gea had clawed away a header from Rudiger, moments after a header from David Luiz had struck the post.“We were the best team on the pitch,” Mourinho said. “If you say before the game that one point at Stamford Bridge is a good result, it is so difficult to win here. But after the game, with the way the game was, it is an awful result for us and a phenomenal result for them.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Texas could be Ferrari’s last stand in 2018 Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Barkley equalized with one of the last kicks of the game, preserving Chelsea’s unbeaten start to the season after nine games.Like in the come-from-behind 3-2 win over against Newcastle before the international break, it needed going behind to really spark United into action.Mourinho was facing a fourth straight loss at the stadium where he was once revered when Rudiger headed in a corner from Willian. Paul Pogba lost the Germany defender, who was free about eight yards (meters) out to place his header past David De Gea.Martial drilled home the equalizer from close range after a speculative shot from Ashley Young had landed in the Frenchman’s path via two deflections.David Luiz headed a great chance wide for Chelsea, whose midfielder N’Golo Kante then had a shot brilliantly tipped aside by goalkeeper De Gea.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more