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Giroud overhead kick edges Arsenal past Red Star

first_imgShare on: WhatsApp Arsenal were struggling to cope with the pace in the Serbians’ attack and Cech was forced into a low save to deny Nemanja Radonjic before half-time.The visitors started the second period with more urgency, as Giroud fired over and Walcott saw his shot smothered by Borjan after being released by Wilshere’s through ball.Arsenal were given a great chance of snatching all three points when home defender Rodic was given a second yellow card with 10 minutes to play.The Londoners took it in style with a wonderful goal, as Wilshere’s clever flick was turned across goal by Walcott for Giroud to send an overhead kick spinning into the top corner.Italian Serie A high-flyers Lazio came from behind to win 3-1 at Nice.Mario Balotelli opened the scoring for Nice in the fourth minute, after announcing the birth of his son Lion earlier this week, only for Felipe Caicedo to equalise seconds later.The Italian capital-city side took top spot in Group K as midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic scored a second-half brace.Real Sociedad bounced back from their 3-1 defeat by Zenit St Petersburg last time out with a 6-0 thrashing of Vardar in Macedonia as Brazilian Willian Jose scored four goals in 25 minutes.The La Liga outfit are second in Group L, three points behind Zenit after Roberto Mancini’s Russians saw off Rosenborg 3-1.Athletic Bilbao, Europa League runners-up to Atletico Madrid in 2012, are third in Group J on only two points after being held to a 2-2 draw at Swedish club Ostersund, despite a late leveller from Inaki Williams.Swiss outfit Lugano picked up their first ever group-stage points in a European competition with a 3-2 victory over Czechs Viktoria Plzen in Group G, while Marseille warmed up for Sunday’s clash with arch-rivals Paris Saint-Germain by beating Vitoria Guimaraes 2-1. Roared on by a vociferous home crowd, Red Star made a bright start, but it was Arsenal winger Theo Walcott who saw the game’s first real chance saved by the legs of Canadian goalkeeper Milan Borjan.The inexperienced away defenders were lucky not to concede in the 26th minute when Richmond Boakye headed onto the crossbar when unmarked at a corner.center_img Paris, France | AFP |  Olivier Giroud scored a fantastic late winner as Arsenal edged to their third straight Europa League win by beating 10-man Red Star Belgrade 1-0 in Serbia on Thursday.Arsene Wenger’s men rode their luck at times in an uninspiring performance, before Giroud struck in the 85th minute after Red Star had seen Milan Rodic sent off.The Premier League side stay top of Group H, five points clear of Red Star, while Cologne remained pointless after losing 1-0 at BATE Borisov.“I said yesterday in our press conference I don’t think anyone can question our character, we showed that tonight,” midfielder Jack Wilshere told arsenal.com.“You know it’s a tough place to come. I don’t think they’ve lost here this season, we knew that before the game and we knew that they were going to be up for it.“The boss said at half-time… ‘just keep playing because spaces are opening up’, and they did.”Wenger made sweeping changes to his team with Sunday’s Premier League visit to Everton in mind.Only goalkeeper Petr Cech remained from the starting XI that lost 2-1 at Watford last weekend, as injury-plagued French right-back Mathieu Debuchy made his first start for the club in 11 months.last_img read more

Federal court restores DACA after Supreme Court ruling

first_imgThe Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program has been fully restored by a federal court in Maryland on Friday.For the first time in 3 years, DACA will now be open up to new applicants. The program allows immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children but who lack legal status to legally work and protects them from deportation.President Donald Trump has been trying to end the program since 2017.However, last month, the Supreme Court ruled thatTrump didn’t properly end the program. Immigration attorneys argued that meant the Trump administration had to start accepting new applications, but it doesn’t appear to have done so yet. Trump can still end the program.According to reports, about 650,000 people are enrolled in DACA, but only those who were already in the program when it ended have been able to renew.The Migration Policy Institute, a nonpartisan think tank, estimates an additional 66,000 young immigrants now meet the minimum age requirement of 15 years to apply for DACA and would be eligible under the restored program.The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services said it is reviewing the ruling.last_img read more

20th Sheehan Classic in Red Bank to be Held June 15

first_imgRED BANK – The 20th anniversary 2013 George Sheehan Classic with its popular 5K (3.1 mile) distance as its main event, is set for 8:30 a.m. Saturday, June 15.More than 2,500 runners are expected to participate in what is known as one of the Jersey Shore’s most renowned road races. Preregistration is still available, and the 5K is filling up quickly. The race is limited to 3,000 entrants.The race committee has had a great deal of community feedback over the years that running 5 miles was just a little too long for the everyday runner, and that sometimes the heat in June can be a factor. In response, it was decided last year that the 5K distance is the right match for the entire family to participate, either by racing or walking the scenic course.This year will be the 20th running of the event in Red Bank. The George Sheehan Classic began in 1981 as the Asbury Park 10K Classic and quickly became one of the major road running events on the national calendar. The race moved to Red Bank in 1994 and was renamed to honor the memory of Dr. George Sheehan, the prominent author, philosopher and area physician. “The Doc” has been called the “father of the running boom” in the United States.The Sheehan family is planning a release of a new book of his life’s work next year to commemorate the 20th year of his passing.As part of the Sheehan Classic, the Friday evening Kids’ Classic will be held at 6:30 p.m. June 14. It’s a series of children’s races of various distances – from toddler to age 13. Kids will be treated to face painting, characters and treats from area establishments like Smoothie King and Sugarush. Free entertainment will accompany the kids’ races at the Runner’s Expo Village, on the banks of the Navesink. The expo is open from 2 to 8:30 p.m.The main race will be held at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, June 15. Event finishers enjoy a picnic breakfast in the park, followed by a popular post-race block party at 10:30 with music and an awards ceremony.More than $2,500 in prize money will be distributed in the 5- kilometer run to top five overall finishers, top New Jersey finishers and age-category winners.The race is part of the Jersey Shore Golden Grand Prix, sponsored by McLoone’s. It’s a series of races that offers prize money to overall and age category winners. The five events are: Spring Lake 5, George Sheehan Classic, Belmar 5, Asbury Park 5K and Pier House 5K.For Sheehan Classic information and registration, call the event hotline 732-571-2162 or check the website at www.sheehanclassic.org.last_img read more

Liberal throne speech pledges to work with opposition parties welcome their ideas

first_img– Advertisement -Universal dental care, one of NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh’s priorities, was cited as an idea “worth exploring” and one that Parliament was encouraged to look into. This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 5, 2019. But it also made pointed references to issues that are dear to the NDP and Bloc Quebecois. The Liberals will need the support of at least one of those two parties to pass legislation and survive confidence votes. “Parliamentarians: Canadians  are counting on you to fight climate change, strengthen the middle class, walk the road of reconciliation, keep Canadians safe and healthy, and position Canada for success in an uncertain world. And with goodwill, humility and a willingness to collaborate, you can do just that.” The speech noted that “a clear majority of Canadians voted for ambitious climate action now,” and reiterated the Liberals’ pledge to maintain the national carbon price and achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. Net zero means greenhouse gas emissions are reduced so much that the remaining emissions can be absorbed by natural or technological means, leaving none to remain trapped in the atmosphere. In a nod to one of the Bloc’s priorities, the government promised that dairy farmers impacted by recent trade agreements will be “fully and fairly compensated” — with many receiving their first cheques this month. The speech from the throne, penned by the Prime Minister’s Office but read by Gov. Gen. Julie Payette, offered few details of Trudeau’s agenda for his second mandate, beyond reiterating Liberal campaign promises: stronger action to fight climate change, lower taxes for middle-class Canadians, beefed-up gun control, steps towards national pharmacare and investments in infrastructure, public transit, affordable housing and health care. But, as hard as the government vowed to fight climate change, the speech promised it will “work just as hard to get Canadian resources to new markets and offer unwavering support to the hardworking women and men in Canada’s natural resources sectors, many of whom have faced tough times recently.”Advertisement Moreover, the speech emphasized that the government “is open to new ideas” from opposition parties.Advertisement There was no direct reference to the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project, which is opposed by the Bloc, New Democrats and Greens as antithetical to the fight against climate change. The Trudeau government purchased the pipeline to ensure the project, which is to carry Alberta oil sands crude to the British Columbia coast for export overseas, goes ahead. The speech also recognized that the Liberals were shut out in Alberta and Saskatchewan, Canada’s oil and gas heartland where anger over Liberal environmental policies has fuelled talk of western separatism. “The government has heard Canadians’ concerns that the world is increasingly uncertain and that the economy is changing,” Payette said. “And in this context, regional needs and differences really matter. Today’s regional economic concerns are both justified and important.” OTTAWA — Justin Trudeau ushered in a new era of minority Liberal rule Thursday with a throne speech brimming with humility, goodwill and promises of collaboration with opposition parties whose support he needs to ensure his government’s survival. “Canadians have sent a clear message: from young people to seniors, they want their parliamentarians to work together on the issues that matter most to them,” Payette said. Payette exhorted MPs to “raise the bar on what politics is like in this country,” adding that, “after all, the government knows it needs to work with other parliamentarians to deliver results.”Advertisement Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press The speech was more about tone than substance, attempting to demonstrate to Canadians that Trudeau’s Liberals, reduced to a minority on Oct. 21, have heard the message sent by voters after a particularly nasty, hyper-partisan campaign.last_img read more

Former Liverpool defender to ruin Man United’s hopes of signing Benfica star?

first_img Emiliano Insua in action for Atletico Madrid Atletico Madrid could offer former Liverpool defender Emiliano Insua to Benfica as part of their bid to sign highly rated winger Nicolas Gaitan, who is on Manchester United’s radar.The La Liga champions have already initiated talks with Benfica over a deal to sign Gaitan, who has been monitored by United and Liverpool in recent seasons.Atleti have cash to spend after sanctioning the sales of Diego Costa and Filipe Luis and they want Gaitan at the Vicente Calderon as they prepare to defend their La Liga crown.talkSPORT told you last week that the Spanish capital side are already willing to offer Benfica midfielder Josuha Guilavogui, who has been targeted by Everton, but sources in Spain claim they will now send Insua in the other direction too.Left-back Insua managed only five league starts last term and he is unlikely to have greater first-team involvement anytime soon after manager Diego Simeone snapped up Guilherme Siqueira.Benfica are keen to have the 25-year-old on board and this could help speed up the deal. 1last_img read more

Takeaways: Martin Jones flashes elite stuff, that’s great news for the Sharks

first_imgSAN JOSE — Brent Burns is getting used to seeing rare milestones in person.He watched Joe Thornton suit up for his 1,500th game on Nov. 8. Five days later, he watched Thornton score his 400th goal to clinch a comeback win over the Nashville Predators. Last month, he reached his own milestone, playing in game No. 1,000 on Dec. 27.But Burns acknowledged that being on the ice for the Sharks 1,000th franchise win in Las Vegas Thursday was quite “special.” The Sharks hit the mark in game No. …last_img

Kerr promises Smailagic ‘will 100%’ leave Santa Cruz for Warriors this year

first_imgPORTLAND — Encouraged by what he’s seen from forward Alen Smailagic in the G League, Warriors coach Steve Kerr said the rookie will make his NBA debut at some point this season.“He will 100% find his way onto the floor in a game, or multiple games,” Kerr said after Wednesday morning’s shootaround. “We just don’t know when that’s going to be.”With the Warriors’ G League affiliate in Santa Cruz on Tuesday, Smailagic finished with a career-high 29 points on 12-for-18 shooting (5-for-9 from …last_img

Historic Ceres-Negros run ends

first_imgA 0-4 loss away in Dushanbe three weeks ago meant the Busmen fell 1-5 on aggregate and sent Istiklol to the inter-zone finals where it will face either Bengaluru of India or 4.25 of North Korea.Super Herrera gave Ceres a glimmer of hope with a header off a corner in the 34th minute. But Dimitri Barkov pulled a goal back for the visitors just before the break, leaving the Busmen with a deficit too difficult to rise from.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutCeres-Negros faces next a compressed domestic schedule that could see the Busmen play an average of two matches a week in the Philippines Football League.The Busmen’s run to the AFC Cup Asean zone crown has seen them postpone several matches in the PFL. LATEST STORIES Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s weddingcenter_img Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Pradera Verde crowds favorites for Pal Ladies crown Having played just 12 of the 28 matches so far with three months remaining in the season, the Busmen have plenty of catching up to do in the domestic league, which is expected to be finished in the third week of December. View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. BACOLOD CITY—Ceres-Negros’ historic AFC Cup run came to an end Tuesday night at the hands of a big, strong and organized side from Central Asia.Facing a deficit that even the strongest teams can’t overcome, the Busmen were knocked out of the competition after a 1-1 draw with Istiklol of Tajikistan in the second leg of the inter zone semifinals at Panaad Stadium here.ADVERTISEMENT E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad last_img read more

Letran gets support from San Miguel

first_imgJohn Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting AFP official booed out of forum Arum excited for Ancajas’ Top Rank debut Read Next View comments Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles05:18After the Typhoon Part 202:46Senators rally support for Robredo; laud her for accepting anti-drug post01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Photo from Letran Rector’s OfficeIt’s a new era for Colegio de San Juan de Letran.The Muralla-based school announced on Thursday that San Miguel Corporation will lend a helping hand to the Knights’ sports program.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Letran finished sixth in the tally in NCAA Season 92.center_img — LETRAN MANILA (@LetranOfficial) February 1, 2018The union, as the school announced, won’t just be limited to the basketball program as the scope will be for all sports.Chua is an alumnus of Letran as he was part of the high school batch of 1985 before going to University of Santo Tomas.The Knights last hoisted the overall NCAA seniors championship in 2010 back in Season 85.ADVERTISEMENT Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH LATEST STORIES NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH San Miguel Corporation sports director Alfrancis Chua paid a visit to Letran and sealed the partnership before Letran rector Fr. Clarence Marquez, OP and athletic director Fr. Vic Calvo, OP.Alfrancis Chua, the sports director of San Miguel Corporation and an alumnus of the Colegio (HS Batch 1985), has vowed to help the Letran Sports Program.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutArriba!#WeAreLetran #SiempreArribaPHOTOS | Rector’s Office and Fr. Vic Calvo pic.twitter.com/AcINDu8ojClast_img read more

24 days agoBrighton striker Murray: Potter system a huge learning curve

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Brighton striker Murray: Potter system a huge learning curveby Paul Vegas24 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBrighton striker Glenn Murray says the players are still adjusting to manager Graham Potter’s methods.He says there is still work to do to hone a playing style preferred by Potter.Murray told The Argus: “It is all a huge learning curve.“We have come so far in the three months the gaffer has been with us and we are going to have afternoons like this (the 2-0 defeat at Chelsea). But we will keep doing it our way and hopefully we have more successful afternoons than not.“It’s full focus on Tottenham. Looking towards picking some points up and then another international break, which is more time to learn the philosophy and get it right.“It is a constant learning curve. Obviously, opponents we come up against are different every week and there are different ways of trying to break them down and get possession of the ball and control the game.” last_img read more