Keys crushes Cibulkova to reach U.S. Open quarters

first_imgMadison Keys maintained her dominance over Slovakian Dominika Cibulkova with a 6-1 6-3 victory on Monday to reach the U.S. Open quarter-finals.The 14th-seeded American, looking to go one better than her runner-up finish at Flushing Meadows last year, relied on both her dangerous serve and powerful groundstrokes to deny Cibulkova any chance of an upset win.Cibulkova, who arrived on the Arthur Ashe Stadium court brimming with confidence after toppling Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber in the previous round, countered with a similarly aggressive game to little avail.With the U.S. Open’s heat advisory put back into effect, the pair traded punishing groundstrokes under the blazing sun and it was Cibulkova who was often pinned well behind the baseline and at the mercy of her opponent.“The biggest thing is just being able to push her back off of the baseline where she likes to hold her ground and just be able to dictate points like that,” Keys told reporters.Keys started the match by holding in the first game and then doubled her lead after a 14-minute game that featured four game points for Cibulkova, who was baking on the sunny side of the court, and five break points for the American.Keys has been solid in New York, having dropped a single set through four matches, and turned it up a notch against her 29th-seeded opponent as she lost only 10 points on serve during a 76-minute match in which she was broken once.Cibulkova, who had not reached this stage of the year’s final Grand Slam since reaching the last eight in 2010, pulled ahead 3-2 in the second set but Keys stormed home from there and clinched the win on her second match point when the Slovak sent a forehand wide.“I just couldn’t get into my game. I felt like when I had a chance to go for it, I just made mistakes because I was rushing. Sometimes I felt like I was just not going for it enough,” Cibulkova told reporters.“As always… (in a) match against Keys, (it’s) hard for me to play my game and to get into the rhythm and just do what I do best on court.”With the win, Keys improved to 5-0 lifetime against Cibulkova and becomes only the second woman, after Kerber, to reach the quarter-finals or better at three of the four Grand Slams this year. Next up for Keys, who was routed by Sloane Stephens in last year’s final, is the winner of the evening clash between five-times Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova and Spanish 30th seed Carla Suarez Navarro.Day 8, Monday, Sept. 3Women’s singles resultsNo. 14 Madison Keys def. No. 29 Dominika Cibulkova, 6-1, 6-3No. 20 Naomi Osaka def. No. 26 Aryna Sabalenka, 6-3, 2-6, 6-4No. 30 Carla Suarez Navarro def. No. 22 Maria Sharapova, 6-4, 6-3Lesia Tsurenko def. Marketa Vondrousova, 6-7(3), 7-5, 6-2Day 9, Tuesday, Sept. 4Women’s Singles scheduleNo. 3 Sloane Stephens vs. No. 19 Anastasija SevastovaNo. 8 Karolina Pliskova vs. No. 17 Serena Williamslast_img read more

New low…

first_img…in race relationsThree Afro-centric organisations of Guyana, The African Cultural and Development Association (ACDA); Pan African Group (Guyana) Branch; The All African Guyanese Association, and “Concerned Citizens in the Diaspora” weighed in on our most recent political contretemps with a most intriguing conclusion. They declared: “The recent Constitutional appointment by His Excellency David Arthur Granger has publicly revealed what Africans in Guyana and the Caribbean all know. Indians do not want to be ruled by an African Leader because they believe they are superior to Africans.”Now, up to now, your Eyewitness hadn’t been seized by this nugget of political insight. It’s clear he was suffering under some misapprehension because the AFC of Moses Nagamootoo and Khemraj Ramjattan had brought in some 11% Indian Guyanese votes to the APNU/AFC Coalition – which had pushed them over the winning line. Surely, those Indians – most from their “heartland” of Berbice — didn’t mind being “ruled” by an African Leader. But then again, Nagamootoo did say he was NOT an “Indian”, so maybe he doesn’t count — in more ways than one!!But one of those AFC Indian MPs, one Charanrass Persaud, just published a very spirited defence of the “African Leader’s” decision on the GECOM Chair!! Surely, he doesn’t mind being so “ruled”. And over the last two years, two of the most prolix defenders of that “African Leader’s” policies overall have been from two young Indians from Reg 5 and 3.Or could it be they thought they wouldn’t be “ruled” by any one person, but by a coalition of parties — including their AFC — which would have some influence? And what about those Indians in APNU, like PNC General-Secty Amna Ally and Ronald Bulkan? They don’t seem to have a problem being “ruled” by an African Leader.  Or Rupert Roopnaraine, the key ally of the PNC to form APNU? Isn’t he Indian? In fact some say he’s the architect of that early coalition which served to give the “African leader” cover for his PNC baggage!But going by the blogs and social media, it appears that ACDA’s position — Indian’s refusal to be “ruled by an African leader” — is very widespread in the Afro-Guyanese community. And it isn’t only directed at the usual “Indian” suspects; for instance, the cane-cutters etc. Joe Singh used to be the paradigmatic “good Indian” – both because of his personal and professional choices.Yet, his resignation and Chris Ram’s were bitterly condemned as an “Indian” act. And finally, does Glen Lall also not want to be “ruled by an African”?Have we finally crossed the Rubicon in race relations?…in fake newsTo the credit of some in civil society, there’s been some effort to educate the Guyanese people about the heist that is being planned to take place when the petroleum revenues start flowing. At the last forum, former Speaker Ralph Ramkarran dared to point out there’s no DIRECTIVE in the Petroleum Act (“shall”) for the said funds to go into the Consolidated Funds.For this he was taken to task in a NEWS ARTICLE” in the Muckraker, which purported to prove Ramkarran wrong.They pointed out that the Minister SHALL direct the Commission on funds collected but he MAY direct those revenues into the Consolidated Funds!! So, placing the use of funds totally at the DISCRETION of the Minister should put the minds of the Guyanese people at ease? But the Muckraker takes the cake when it points out: in the event there’s a shortfall in the Commission’s expenditures, that SHALL be covered FROM the Consolidated funds!!The Petroleum Funds are like cockroaches in the baited trap: they check into the Minister’s pockets — but can’t check out!!…on CV buffing?Your Eyewitness know we all “puff up” our resumes – especially with the descriptive language concerning our qualities. But not on qualifications and jobs held!Say it ain’t so, Justice Patterson, or you wouldn’t be “fit OR proper”!!last_img read more


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Oliech blames Amrouche vendetta for woes

first_img0Shares0000NAIROBI, Kenya, June 10- Deposed Harambee Stars captain, Dennis Oliech, is alleging his woes in the national side stem from a personal vendetta head coach, Adel Amrouche has against him.In an exclusive interview with published Monday, the record goal scorer and most capped Kenyan player adds he is not ready to quit the side despite being dropped from the squad that travelled to Malawi to face the home side in a 2014 World Cup qualifier on Wednesday. “I’m surprised by the actions of the coach but I feel this issue has now become personal rather than professional. However, I’m committed to Harambee Stars and this will not make me quit the team,” Oliech told the website.The AJ Ajaccio French Ligue 1 striker refuted claims made by the team’s management that he took leave from training without due reason as he blamed Amrouche for making himself inaccessible to him.Oliech was suspended for the Nigeria tie last Wednesday where Stars went down 1-0 for accumulating two yellow cards in previous qualifiers and was expected to be available for the Blantrye trip.“On Tuesday before the game I joined the rest of the team where we presented food to the Mama Ngina Children’s home but I could see the coach was avoiding me. “On match day I went early to camp and requested to see the coach in person and I went to his room. At that point, I gave him an apology and stressed the importance of working together and he accepted and asked the kit manager to give me a jersey so that I could accompany the team to the stadium,” the former captain narrated. “Things went well and when we got to the dressing room but as I was advising the players, he told me to only motivate them and I should not talk anything tactical and this really surprised me as I have played Nigeria several times,” he added.Oliech goes on to lament efforts to get audience with the Belgian when he joined the side on Thursday for training were rebuffed by the head coach who had then instructed his technical bench not to address the striker.“When I came to camp I found the players and technical bench were unfriendly towards me only for assistant coach (James) Nandwa to tell me Amrouche had instructed players and members of the technical bench not to speak to me which really surprised me.“Personally I don’t have a problem with coach Amrouche but I feel he has a fixed opinion of me and he is not ready to talk to me. I have given 100 percent to Kenya for many years and I don’t think I have a problem when it comes to performance but it is wrong for the coach to incite other players and the technical bench against me for reasons I don’t know.”He went on to refute claims he had led team mates Jamal Mohammed and Patrick Osiako to the Blankets & Wines event three days before the Super Eagles tie saying, “both are adults.”Oliech stressed his well documented partying lifestyle had no effects on his displays for the national side.“Yes, I have gone for partying at times but that has not hindered my performance for Harambee Stars so it is wrong to judge me on that particular issue.”By his own admission, stripping Oliech the armband will not affect his resolve to play for the national side when called upon.“To be sincere I do not mind not being the captain of Harambee Stars as there are no incentives that come with this role. “I gave 100 percent as captain and I wonder why the coach could not be professional enough to personally inform me of the changes instead of talking to the media first,” he complained.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Spurs clipped, Swans hold Napoli

first_img0Shares0000PARIS, February 20- Juande Ramos earned a measure of revenge for his sacking by Tottenham Hotspur as Dnipro snatched a late 1-0 win over his former club in the Europa League last 32 first leg on Thursday.Ramos was axed by Spurs in October 2008 after just 12 months in charge at White Hart Lane, but the 59-year-old is 90 minutes away from making his old employers pay after Yevhen Konoplyanka’s penalty in the closing stages gave the Ukrainian club a slender advantage to defend in the second leg in north London on February 27. The game was given the green light despite reports that at least 60 have died in three days of violent political protests in Kiev.Dnipro are based 220 miles away from the Ukrainian capital, but the shocking scenes in Kiev still resonated in Dnipropetrovsk, where there was a minute’s silence before kick-off and both teams wore black armbands in a show of respect for the dead.The visitors were left to rue a terrible miss by Roberto Soldado early in the second half, the Spanish striker scuffing over with the goal at his mercy four yards out.Dnipro stole the win in the 81st minute when Jan Vertonghen gave away a penalty as he fouled Matheus just inside the area and Konoplyanka, a transfer target for Liverpool, stepped up to slot in the spot-kick via a post.A Paulinho effort hit a post in the final moments, but Spurs were unable to scramble in the rebound, and manager Tim Sherwood later blamed the state of the pitch for Soldado’s miss.“I am not using it as an excuse, not for the chance, as both teams played on it but I am sure that it must have played some part in Robbie missing that one,” he said.“The pitch was a disgrace, it is no excuse as both teams had to play on it but it is possibly the worst pitch I have experienced in a long time.”“We could have played better,” he conceded. “We will score at the Lane, guaranteed, but it depends how many we will have to score.”– No way through for Swansea –Swansea City performed well against Napoli but couldn’t find a way past the Serie A giants at the Liberty Stadium.Visiting goalkeeper Rafael Cabral made a crucial save from Wilfried Bony in the first half after the striker had latched on to a superb pass by Pablo Hernandez.Rafael then came off injured at the interval, and his replacement Pepe Reina continued to thwart the Welsh club in the second half, keeping out headers from Ashley Williams and Chico Flores as well as a curling effort by Wayne Routledge.“I think we’re really pleased with the way we played. It tells a lot that we’re disappointed to come away with a 0-0 draw,” captain Williams told ITV.– Juventus in control –Meanwhile, Serie A leaders Juventus appear to have one foot in the last 16 after beating Trabzonspor of Turkey 2-0 in Turin.Pablo Daniel Osvaldo took advantage of a lucky ricochet to fire Juve ahead early on, but it was Paul Pogba’s goal deep in injury time that allowed them to take a significant lead into the return leg next week.Juve could face compatriots Fiorentina in the next round, with La Viola winning 3-1 away to Esbjerg in Denmark.However, Lazio face an uphill struggle after losing 1-0 at home to Ludogorets of Bulgaria, and Ajax are staring at the exit door after a 3-0 home humbling against Salzburg.The 2011 winners Porto squandered a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 at home against Eintracht Frankfurt, while last season’s runners-up Benfica – potential last-16 opponents for Tottenham – beat PAOK 1-0 in Greece.Lyon came away with a goalless draw from their trip to face Chornomorets Odessa in Ukraine, but the violence in the Ukrainian capital meant Dynamo Kiev’s game against Valencia was moved to Nicosia in Cyprus, with the Spaniards winning 2-0 through late goals from Eduardo Vargas and Sofiane Feghouli.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Celtic winger Tonev loses appeal against seven-match suspension

first_img1 Aleksandar Tonev Celtic winger Aleksandar Tonev has lost his appeal against a seven-match ban for using racist language.The Bulgarian challenged the punishment handed out to him following the incident involving Aberdeen full-back Shay Logan.But a Scottish Football Association appeal tribunal upheld the ban.The report of the original panel hearing stated that Logan had accused Tonev of saying: “Don’t touch me you black c***” when the Aberdeen defender put his arm across the Celtic player moments after fouling him.Tonev denied saying the offensive words and no-one else heard them but the panel heard that Logan quickly told his captain, Mark Reynolds, referee Bobby Madden, and manager Derek McInnes.The report described Logan as an “impressive witness”.It added: “He gave his evidence in a careful and measured manner. He gave clear and unequivocal evidence that Mr Tonev had used the language complained of and that it had been targeted at him.”However, the panel stated they were unable to accept the Bulgarian as “either credible or reliable” on the central issue of the case.The report continued: “His evidence on his understanding of the language said to have been used, was particularly unsatisfactory.“In chief examination his evidence was to the effect that he did not know what the word ‘c***’ meant.“On cross examination he explained that he had heard the term in his time at Aston Villa but did not know what it meant. He then accepted that he was aware that it was a term of abuse.“The impression was of a witness giving a less than a full account of his actual understanding; and seemed to the tribunal to be an inherently improbable account.”Celtic, who were earlier issued with a UEFA charge over alleged “crowd disturbances” during their Europa League defeat by Dinamo Zagreb last week, said they were “extremely disappointed” by the outcome and vowed to take up the case with the governing body.A club statement read: “We do not consider that any player should be found guilty of such a grave offence on the basis of the evidence presented in this case.“Celtic Football Club will be approaching the Scottish FA to seek to address this issue.“We would like to make it clear that at no stage was it ever suggested that Shay Logan had made any false allegations. However, Aleksandar Tonev’s position consistently has been that he did not say the words that were alleged to have been said and that he is not a racist.“Celtic Football Club has enjoyed an excellent relationship with Aberdeen Football Club and this, of course, will continue.“As we have said many times before, racism has no place in football and as a club which has been open to all ever since its formation in 1888, Celtic abhors racism of any kind.“Clearly, Aleksandar continues to have our full support.”Celtic will face another disciplinary hearing on February 19 when UEFA’s control, ethics and disciplinary body meets to discuss the incident in Croatia, which saw a flare lit in the visiting end.last_img read more

Inter want Rooney, Spurs to sell starlet for £17m, plus Liverpool news – GOSSIP

first_img1 Transfer Rumours and Paper Review Here are the top headlines and transfer-related stories in Thursday’s newspapers…Inter Milan are weighing up a move for out-of-favour Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney. (Calcio Mercato)Sam Allardyce could be given a route back into football, with Championship club Wolves keen to talk to him about their vacant managerial position. (The Sun)Barcelona are considering a shock move for Stoke defender Glen Johnson, with the Catalan giants on the hunt for a low-cost right-back. (talkSPORT via El Mundo Deportivo)Liverpool will look to offload defender Mamadou Sakho this January, having fallen out of favour under Jurgen Klopp. (talkSPORT via L’Equipe)Manchester City full-back Pablo Zabaleta has emerged as a main target of Italian champions Juventus. (talkSPORT)Tottenham are set to receive £17million for young midfielder Nabil Bentaleb, who is set to join German club Schalke on a permanent deal when his season-long loan ends. (Daily Mirror)Leicester’s hopes of bringing former Stoke midfielder Steven N’Zonzi back to the Premier League have been dented by news that the 27-year-old has opened contract extension talks with Sevilla. (Leicester Mercury)Meanwhile, the Foxes are thought to be lining up a move for Leeds United left-back Charlie Taylor. (Daily Mirror)Paris Saint-Germain want to sign Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann and are prepared to pay the €100m (£89m) buyout clause in the 25-year-old’s new contract. ( want Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs to take over as manager after sacking Gary Caldwell on Monday. (Daily Mail)Latest headlines:FA chief Martin Glenn tells talkSPORT: Gareth Southgate’s chances of landing England job does NOT depend on Scotland game‘I’d do ANYTHING to have one more game’ – Dean Ashton criticises Yaya Toure for refusing to apologise to Manchester City boss Pep GuardiolaEFL Cup round-up: United secure Manchester bragging rights, West Ham see off London rivals Chelsea, and Southampton beat SunderlandBarcelona considering SHOCK January move for Stoke defender Glen Johnson, claim reports in SpainManchester City transfer report: Juventus to launch bid for Blues full-back Pablo ZabaletaLiverpool transfer report: Mamadou Sakho set for Reds exit in JanuaryJuventus ready to spark bidding war with Liverpool and Manchester City over Borussia Monchengladbach star Mahmoud DahoudWatford BOOST! Agent admits Hornets star Odion Ighalo is ‘unlikely’ to leave club in JanuaryTransfer report: Henrikh Mkhitaryan lined up for early Manchester United exit as Juventus target out-of-favour midfielderLiverpool FC news: Daniel Sturridge in kind gesture to young Reds fans after EFL Cup doubleLiverpool FC poll: Should Daniel Sturridge start Reds next Premier League match against Crystal Palace following brace v Tottenham Hotspurlast_img read more

Grand jury transcripts reveal details of woman’s grisly death

first_imgShe came to the veteran firefighter’s Eagle Rock home and had a few drinks and some casual conversation. By night’s end, she lay broken, bloodied and dead in the street. The last moments of Jennifer Flores’ life were spent as a human punching bag, with David Del Toro pummeling and then strangling her, according to grand jury transcripts released Tuesday at the request of the Daily News. She was tossed like a sack of laundry into the bed of his pickup truck in a vain attempt to dispose of her body under the cover of darkness, the transcripts said. But she tumbled out and got caught in the truck’s wheel well, which eventually created an obvious trail of evidence. Flores’ lifeless body finally came to rest near a sidewalk, a victim of what prosecutors say was torturous murder. As day broke, investigators discovered a line of blood and tire rubber that traveled from the scene to 5127 Vincent Ave. – Del Toro’s front porch – less than a mile away. Grisly details AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: John Jackson greets a Christmas that he wasn’t sure he’d seeThe grand jury testimony provides grisly details of Flores’ unsuccessful struggle Aug. 16 with a man fueled by alcohol. Prosecutors used the testimony from 14 witnesses to charge Del Toro, 50, a Los Angeles Fire Department captain who has since retired, with murder and torture, a special circumstance that makes him eligible for the death penalty. He remains jailed with no bail. “These actions or injuries were caused by somebody who was trying to cause this woman pain, for what the evidence shows to be sadistic purposes: giving somebody a black eye, breaking their nose, breaking their jaw, breaking their ribs, hitting them in the head with an object that leaves a gash on the side of their head,” Deputy District Attorney Bobby Grace told the grand jury in his closing argument. Del Toro didn’t know Flores well, Grace added, so it is unlikely her death could have been a crime of passion. “So the only reason for him to be hitting her like this is his own sadistic pleasure,” the prosecutor argued. The 295 pages of grand jury transcripts provide the following account of how Del Toro and Flores met and how their acquaintance turned so tragic. Witnesses included detectives, forensics investigators, a coroner, a neighbor, Del Toro’s ex-wife and ex-girlfriend, and Flores’ brother. Department veteran Del Toro, a 23-year Fire Department veteran who trained recruits and counseled fellow firefighters in human relations, met Flores, 42, of San Gabriel, through a former roommate in the early to mid-1990s. They became reacquainted roughly a week before her killing. That night, neighbor Jazmine Uramis, 15, heard a man and a woman argue before a car sped off, she testified. “I was trying to go to sleep, but then first I heard two people arguing … and then a little while after that, about 15 minutes later, I heard tires screeching,” she said. Alcohol involved Del Toro and Flores clearly drank that night. Del Toro’s blood-alcohol level was 0.12, above the legal limit to drive of 0.08. Flores’ was staggering – between 0.29 and 0.38. “He did have somewhat of a temper, even without the drinking,” Melissa Dale, who dated Del Toro for 10 years and was his wife for two years, told the grand jury. “I would describe him as controlling. He was of a jealous nature and intimidating.” Prosecutors believe Del Toro nearly beat Flores to death with his bare hands before strangling her. He then hoisted her limp body over his shoulder and carried her out the front door. He dumped the body in his truck bed and backed out of the driveway with such force that her body tumbled out when he hit the brakes. Unaware, Del Toro backed the left rear tire over her, put the truck in drive and then spun the rear wheel as the tire sprayed blood and tissue into the wheel well. The wounds on her buttocks closely matched the width of his truck’s tires – 8 1/4 inches. Del Toro realized what had happened, got out and reloaded the body into the truck bed, where it formed a pool of blood, investigators testified. He then drove from his house to the drop site – leaving a bloody tire track nearly a mile long back to his driveway. When police knocked on Del Toro’s door about 7 a.m., he answered in his underwear and looked bewildered. Once inside the door, they noticed a large stain that was very wet, as if somebody had been trying to clean it up, Los Angeles police Detective Eric Mosher testified. A fan was blowing directly on the stain, and a near-empty bottle of rubbing alcohol sat near some gloves and two pieces of cut rope in the kitchen. It’s unclear how the rope fits into the case, but police found rope fibers at the home that matched those found on Flores’ body. Flores’ car was parked out front. Inside the house, on a table where police found blood, were her car keys. They also found a bloody T-shirt, towel and LAFD sweat pants. Police also discovered bloodied gloves in Del Toro’s truck. They also found a note from Flores to Del Toro with various contact numbers, including one for her brother. The porch had recently been washed with a garden hose; water was still sitting in the cracks and in the lip of the hose. The truck bed and the undercarriage, which showed spatterings of blood, also had been washed. ‘Very cooperative’ Officers then detained Del Toro. In his testimony, Detective Ismael Aldaz described him as “very pleasant, very cooperative” and that he did not appear to be intoxicated. He even gave directions from his house back to Parker Center through traffic. Del Toro initially denied that Flores had been at his house, Aldaz testified. He then admitted her visit and described her as a person who only came around him when she needed to do her laundry or needed to clean herself up. Del Toro told police he had been drinking tequila and beer and offered her a drink. A man later came to the door and spoke with Flores outside, before she rejoined Del Toro to either watch TV or listen to music, Aldaz said. Flores began arguing with Del Toro over borrowing his truck to move. “Flores got upset and started calling Mr. Del Toro names, using profanity towards him,” Aldaz said. “He claims that he grabbed her by the arm and made her face him.” Del Toro couldn’t believe she was calling him names since he was there trying to help her, Aldaz told the grand jury. But the argument ended, and he said he went to bed. He denied any sexual contact with Flores at any time since he’s known her. Del Toro told police he later heard a loud argument in front of his home, but went back to sleep after safeguarding his valuables. “We did ask him how could someone use his vehicle and come and park in front of his residence, and he had no answer for that,” Aldaz testified. Del Toro then asked for a lawyer. (818) 546-3304160Want 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

Aaron Ramsey out of Wales’ Euro 2020 qualifier against Slovakia

first_imgAaron Ramsey has been ruled out of Wales’ Euro 2020 qualifier against Slovakia on Sunday through injury, manager Ryan Giggs has confirmed.The Arsenal midfielder was noticeably absent from an open training session at the Cardiff City Stadium on Saturday morning. But while Ramsey will miss out against Slovakia, Bale is now fully fit and will be available.The Real Madrid ace has been struggling with injury in Spain, but after being rested against Trinidad and Tobago he is raring to go to help get their Euro 2020 quest off to a flyer. 1 It was understood Ramsey had already made the journey back to Arsenal for treatment, and Giggs confirmed the news at a press conference on Saturday afternoon.It’s a big blow for the manager ahead of the opening game of Wales’ European Championship qualification campaign.“We hoped Aaron would make it but he has gone back to Arsenal,” said Giggs.“It’s a blow.“We have plan B and we’ve worked on it during the week. He was in good form but it gives a chance for someone else.” Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 SQUAD UPDATE 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿Ryan Giggs has confirmed that @aaronramsey has withdrawn from the @Cymru squad through injury and has returned to @Arsenal for treatment. Brysia wella! 💪#WALSVK— Wales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 (@Cymru) March 23, 2019Giggs revealed earlier this week that Ramsey has missed Wednesday’s narrow friendly win over Trinidad and Tobago after he ‘picked up a bit of knock’.The midfielder, who will become the highest-paid British footballer of all time when he joins Juventus in the summer, watched from the stands alongside Gareth Bale and Ben Davies as Ben Woodburn’s added-time winner saved the Dragons’ blushes. huge blow REPLY Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury REVEALED Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won ADVICE RANKED center_img Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card England vs Czech Republic (Friday) – talkSPORTWalsall vs Barnsley (Saturday) – talkSPORT 2Shrewsbury vs Portsmouth (Saturday) – talkSPORT 2Gibraltar vs Republic of Ireland (Saturday) – talkSPORT 2San Marino vs Scotland (Sunday) – talkSPORT 2Netherlands vs Germany (Sunday) – talkSPORT 2 LIVE football on talkSPORT this weekend “I’m looking forward to this qualifying campaign for Wales,” said the forward.“We’re ready to give everything for the jersey. We want to be playing in the major tournaments and experience again what we’ve been through.“We’re going for top spot. There’s no reason why we can’t win the group.” Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? BEST OF Aaron Ramsey has picked up a thigh injury no dice REVEALED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade last_img read more

Champions League final iconic moments No.1 – Dudek’s superb double save in 2005

first_img no dice REPLY Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card shining And with Liverpool and Tottenham set to square off in Madrid on June 1, the two clubs could provide football fans with even more memories.Below, we take a look at No.1 on our list of iconic Champions League moments as Jerzy Dudek’s outstanding double save against AC Milan helped Liverpool win the competition for a fifth time in 2005. REAL DEAL LATEST Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ huge blow Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star No.1 – Jerzy Dudek’s double saveLiverpool were looking to win a first Champions League trophy since 1984 as they travelled to Istanbul to face a star-studded AC Milan side.Rafa Benitez’s men got off to the worst possible start when Paolo Maldini diverted Andrea Pirlo’s free-kick past Dudek in the first minute.And Milan capped off a dominant first-half with two goals inside six minutes from Hernan Crespo.Three-nil down at half-time – no one gave Liverpool a chance. Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ 2 Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Getty Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City 2 LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS gameday cracker tense deals have been looking back at the top six most iconic moments in previous Champions League finals.From Gareth Bale’s overhead kick against Liverpool in 2018 to John Terry’s infamous slip in 2008. REVEALED Getty Jerzy Dudek somehow managed to stop Andriy Shevchenko from scoring in extra time Steven Gerrard gave the Reds hope after heading in a John Arne Riise cross on 54 minutes before  Milan goalkeeper Dida fumbled in Vladimir Smicer’s 25-yard strike two minutes later.The Reds’ comeback was complete just before the hour mark when Gennaro Gattuso fouled Gerrard in the box, which saw referee Manuel Mejuto Gonzalez point to the spot.Xabi Alonso stepped up and had his penalty saved by Dida, but smashed in the rebound.Liverpool had clawed back a three-goal deficit in just 14 second-half minutes to stun AC Milan.The game went to extra time when Dudek became an Anfield legend.The Polish goalkeeper excellently kept out Andriy Shevchenko’s fierce header before somehow denying the striker’s rebound just two yards from goal.His double save took the tie to penalties where Dudek saved spot-kicks from Pirlo and Shevchenko as Liverpool won the shootout 3-2 on one of the most dramatic nights in Champions League history. Jerzy Dudek saved two penalties in the shootout last_img read more