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Seagulls end Magpies win streak

first_img “I think in the last few games we’ve been playing well and today also, and I think this win can give us a push for the next games and I think we deserve it,” Hemed told British broadcaster Sky Sports. “First of all, we need to win at home, of course. Away from home is difficult to get points. So first of all, we need to get as much as we can from the Amex. Also, we’re playing well and we will get enough points (to stay up) this season, I think.” Newcastle manager Benitez said Hemed’s goal should not have stood. “The goal, for me, was a foul; it’s a blocking in movement,” Benitez said. “He’s pushing and blocking in movement. And it’s so clear, but you cannot change the decision. I feel like we did enough to get a point at least. They had some chances. We had some chances. We had a lot of control and chances at the end. I think we deserved more.” WELL-PLAYED GAMES BRIGHTON, England (AP): Newcastle still cannot draw in the English Premier League (EPL). The Magpies lost 1-0 at Brighton yesterday to take their record to three wins and three defeats so far this season. Israel forward Tomer Hemed denied Newcastle the chance to move fourth, scoring his second EPL goal in manager Chris Hughton’s first win over former club Newcastle at the seventh attempt. Hemed finished smartly from Dale Stephens’ tee-up. Brighton moved 13th with its second win of the season after the clash between the league newcomers. Rafael Benitez’s men arrived boasting three straight league wins, but paid the price for Joselu’s glaring first-half miss in drawing a blank in front of goal. Hamed struck in the 51st minute, hooking the ball into the net after Pascal Gross’ free kick was headed down into the six-yard (metre) box by Stephens.last_img read more

APNU/AFC Councillor slapped with DUI charge

first_imgRegion Two (Pomeroon- Supenaam) Regional Democratic Council member Hardat Narine was on Tuesday taken before Magistrate Sunil Scarce at the Anna Regina Magistrate’s Court charged with driving under the influence (DUI).APNU/AFC Councillor Hardat NarineThe 48-year-old A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) Councillor pleaded guilty to the charge which stated that on September 30, 2016, he was found driving under the influence of alcohol.After pleading guilty, he was fined $7500.In June, Narine was charged for dangerous driving and failing to comply with Police direction. He was granted $10,000 bail for the dangerous driving charge and released on his own recognisance for the other two charges.last_img read more

Arsenal, Chelsea could face EPL play-off

first_imgThey have also scored two more goals than their London rivals but there is a combination of results on the season’s final day, when Chelsea play at home to Everton and Arsenal travel to Newcastle United, which would see them finish dead level.In the event of a Chelsea draw, if Arsenal were to win by a single goal margin and score two more than Chelsea, they would be equal on points, goal difference and goals scored, which would call for a historic application of the Premier League’s rule C14. Arsenal need victory at Newcastle to guarantee their Champions League qualification.The rule is to be used if an issue, such as the league championship or relegation places, remains unresolved after the season. The difference between finishing third or fourth is one such issue, as the third-placed team advances directly into the Champions League group stage while the one in fourth must contest a play-off.The rule reads: “If, at the end of the season, either the league champions or the clubs to be relegated or the question of qualification for other competitions cannot be determined because two or more clubs are equal on points, goal difference and goals scored, the clubs concerned shall play off one or more deciding league matches on neutral grounds, the format, timing and venue of which shall be determined by the Board.”The timing of a play-off would represent a headache for the Premier League. Chelsea have an end-of-season tour to the United States to play friendlies against Manchester City next week and then there are the England friendlies at home to the Republic of Ireland on 29 May and away in Brazil on 2 June. Neither Chelsea nor Arsenal would want the season to stretch into June. For Chelsea, the play-off would be the 70th game of their season.There has never been an end-of-season play-off in the Premier League, although the organisers did have to prepare for the possibility of one towards the end of the 1995-96 season when Manchester United and Newcastle United were vying for the title. The title play-off would have taken place at Wembley on either 16 or 21 May and a first run of tickets was printed.-The Guardian0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000LONDON, England, May 16- Chelsea and Arsenal would face the prospect of an extraordinary end-of-season play-off to determine which club finished third in the Premier League if results on Sunday conspired to make them inseparable.Chelsea sit third in the table, two points clear of Arsenal in fourth and with a better goal difference of one. last_img read more

Kiongera eyes back top form with AFC

first_img0Shares0000KCB forward, Paul Mungai Kiongera when he was presented with his SPL Fans Player of the Month for August Award on September 15, 2015. PHOTO/CourtesyNAIROBI, Kenya, July 6- AFC Leopards new signing Paul Kiongera believes he can get back to top form despite suffering a lull in his career for the past six months with Tanzanian outfit Simba SC.Kiongera, a former KCB striker decided not to renew his contract with the Tanzanian giants and instead chose to move back home and Leopards pounced on his free agent status. The forward first joined Simba in 2014 but no sooner had he began his career with the ‘Wekundu wa Msimbazi’ than tragedy struck when he picked up a serious knee injury that saw him undergo surgery in India.He was loaned back to KCB at the start of last season in a bid to get back his match fitness before returning to Simba who still believed in his abilities and saw him as their perfect striker.“AFC Leopards is a big club and I know the demands that come with playing here. We didn’t have such a good start in the second leg but I am certain we will bounce back. At the moment, I am working hard to integrate with the rest of the players and it has been made easy because everyone is welcoming,” the striker noted.“I wouldn’t want to put up specific targets but what I would want to work on is being at my best, scoring and help the team perform well,” he added.Kiongera proved the same during his time at KCB, scoring 11 goals for the Bankers in their relegation season after playing part in 16 matches.However, his return to the Tanzanian capital was not as successful as expected and he ended up being in the periphery of the first team, missing out on accumulating vital playing minutes.He is now ready to burry those woes and focus on getting back to top form that saw him being one of the most dreaded forwards in the Kenyan Premier League.“It has been a difficult time in Tanzania but all that is now in the past. For any player, getting playing time is the most important thing and that is why I decided to come back home and look to play more to get back to the top,” Kiongera stated.The striker made his debut for Ingwe over the weekend in their 1-0 loss to Chemelil Sugar and he believes despite the false start to his life at the club, better things will come his way.Speaking to Capital Sport, head coach Ivan Minnaert is upbeat Kiongera is a positive addition to the team and believes he will give him a lot of options moving forward and will ease the goal scoring burden off Kepha Aswani.“This last match was a bit difficult for him and most of the players because he worked only a few days with us and still the understanding between him and the rest was not as perfect. But he is a good player to the squad and this week we are working on cohesion and we should expect better over the weekend,” Minnaert said.Ingwe who are placed 11th on the Kenyan Premier League standings will face Thika United at the Mumias Sports Complex this weekend and hope to bounce back to winning ways.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Ibrahimovic out for nine months

first_img0Shares0000Manchester United’s striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic reacts after falling awkwardly during the UEFA Europa League quarter-final second leg football match between against Anderlecht April 20, 2017MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Apr 22 – Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s Manchester United career could be over after widespread reports that the striker is facing nine months on the sidelines.Ibrahimovic was taken off in United’s Europa League win over Anderlecht on Thursday, with boss Jose Mourinho admitting he was fearing the worst over the injury. There are a host of reports in the UK that scans have shown Ibrahimovic has suffered ligament damage to his knee, which is expected to keep him out until 2018.United have yet to confirm the reports that the 35-year-old requires surgery and will certainly miss the remainder of this season.But with Ibrahimovic’s contract at Old Trafford expiring this summer, it would raise major question marks over whether he will play for United again.MLS pair LA Galaxy and LAFC have both been interested in taking Ibrahimovic to America, despite Mourinho’s eagerness to keep the Swedish international at the club.Yet such a long lay-off could dramatically alter the complexion of the 17-goal striker’s future.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Sweet spell of success

first_imgEvan O’Dorney always eats fish before his spelling bees. The brain food apparently has served him well: He’s the 2007 Scripps National Spelling Bee champion. The 13-year-old from Danville, Calif., aced “serrefine” Thursday night to become the last youngster standing at the 80th annual bee. He triumphed after a tense duel with Nate Gartke of Spruce Grove, Alberta, who was trying to be the first Canadian to win. Evan won a trophy and a $35,000 prize, plus a $5,000 scholarship, a $2,500 savings bond and a set of reference works. He said he knew how to spell the winning word – a noun describing small forceps – as soon as the pronouncer said it. Evan said he wasn’t surprised to win, but he confessed that spelling isn’t his top interest. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “My favorite things to do were math and music, and with the math I really like the way the numbers fit together,” he said. “And with the music I like to let out ideas by composing notes – the spelling is just a bunch of memorization.”last_img read more

Reports – Jonny Evans set for Manchester United exit

first_img Jonny Evans 1 Manchester United have told Jonny Evans he can leave Old Trafford, according to reports.Evans has made 198 appearances for the Red Devils, but he failed to make an impression in Louis van Gaal’s first season at the club.It is understood the United boss is now looking to offload Evans, even though he is currently on tour with the Red Devils in the United States.Everton are reportedly keen on signing the 27-year-old defender, who may cost up to £8m, and appear front-runners for his signature.last_img read more

Andy Carroll set to make West Ham return at Anfield

first_imgWest Ham boss Slaven Bilic has revealed Andy Carroll is three weeks away from returning to action.The striker has been out since February with a knee injury as fitness woes continue to plague his time at Upton Park.However, a video of the 26-year-old back running this week was posted on the West Ham website.And now manager Bilic has confirmed that the England international could return to action by the time the Hammers play Liverpool at the end of the month.“He is doing really well,” said Bilic.“The medical team told me it is likely to be the Liverpool (29th August) or Newcastle game (14th September), which is our fourth or fifth game.” 1 Andy Carroll last_img read more

CONFIRMED: League One club Gillingham sack manager Justin Edinburgh

first_img1 Justin Edinburgh Justin Edinburgh has been sacked as manager of League One side Gillingham.The former Tottenham star had been in charge of the Kent club since February 2015.Edinburgh left Newport County to replace Peter Taylor and led the Gills away from relegation danger to a 12th place finish.They improved on that last season and were promotion contenders for much of 2015/16 before ending the campaign in ninth.But this term has been a disappoinment and chairman Paul Scally decided to act after Monday’s 1-0 defeat at home to Oxford left the club sitting 17th in League One.A statement from Scally read: “Having returned to work yesterday, this is obviously a difficult decision to begin 2017 with.“I have been very keen to work with Justin and his coaching staff, I have become close friends with them over the past two years, and that is what makes this decision even harder.“I have great respect for them and everything they have done for the club.“I’d like to express my gratitude to Justin for his efforts; he has tried extremely hard to turn things around. However, the form over the past 12 months has not been as good as expected, and yesterday’s defeat was the final straw.“Nonetheless, Justin is a manager of great ability, and I have no doubt he will go far in football.”last_img read more

Premier League introduces new rule that makes playoff game very unlikely

first_img Former Crystal Palace and West Brom manager Pardew takes over at Dutch strugglers LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS If clubs still cannot be separated then the side who scored the most away goals in those head-to-head matches will get the higher position.Only then will a playoff be arranged to determine final league positions. deals Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Liverpool update ‘Champions Wall’ after ending 2019 as European and world champions 1 JIBE LATEST Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Lampard appears to aim dig at Mourinho for handling of Salah and De Bruyne at Chelsea A head-to-head rule is being introduced to the Premier League The Premier League is introducing a new head-to-head rule for the 2019/20 season.This means there will be a new way of deciding where teams which end the campaign level on points will finish in the table, with their results against each home and away other compared. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:03Loaded: 15.75%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:03 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen REVEALED Here’s how the opening weekend of the Premier League will get under way for the 2019/20 seasonIn previous seasons, teams who finish on the same number of points, goal difference and number of goals would have to take part in a one-off playoff match to determine which club finishes higher.That eventuality is now more unlikely because of this new rule.Head-to-head records will be used as a decideer in the 2019/20 season if sides end level on points, goal difference and number of goals scored. New job Solskjaer gives Pogba fitness update and calls him world’s best all-round midfielder TROPHY targets Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January boost getty The Premier League revealed how the new rule will be used ahead of the upcoming campaign.It will mean if two or more clubs finish level on points when competing for the title, Champions League or Europa League places, or when relegation is at stake, their records in head-to-head matches will now be used to separate them.last_img read more