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Sevilla beat Inter Milan to win 6th Europa League

first_imgCOLOGNE, Germany (AP):Romelu Lukaku played a part in both teams’ goals as Sevilla beat Inter Milan 3-2 yesterday to win the Europa League for a record-extending sixth time.The Inter forward deflected Diego Carlos’ overhead kick into his own net for Sevilla’s winning goal in the 74th minute, after a game-long duel with the Brazilian defender. Diego Carlos had fouled Lukaku in the third minute, conceding a penalty for the third game in a row, and was perhaps fortunate to avoid a red card.“This group deserve this. We’ve been fighting all season and getting over the problems that we’ve encountered,” said Sevilla right-back Jesus Navas, who won his third Europa League with Sevilla – 14 years after his first.The loss extended Inter’s wait for a first European trophy since Jose Mourinho led the Italian club to the Champions League title in 2010. Sevilla have won the Europa League in four of the last seven seasons. “I think Sevilla were more tired than us in the final part of the game but they had this chance, the ball was deflected by Romelu’s foot and went in. It happens,” goalkeeper Samir Handanovic said. BREAKNECK PACE The game started at breakneck pace despite being the 54th game of 2019-20 for both teams in a season extended because of the coronavirus pandemic.After just three minutes Lukaku surged away with the ball when a Sevilla attacking throw-in was cleared, and Diego Carlos pushed him down as he prepared to shoot. Goalkeeper Yassine Bounou had played a key part in Sevilla’s run to the final but could do nothing to stop Lukaku’s powerful penalty kick into the bottom-left corner.The lead lasted just seven minutes before Luuk de Jong levelled the score with a diving header off a cross from right-back Jesus Navas.De Jong was rewarded with a start after scoring the winning goal as a substitute against Manchester United in the semi-finals. The Dutch striker gave Sevilla a 2-1 lead in the 33rd with a header at the far post at a free kick, but three minutes later Inter scored in nearly identical fashion, Diego Godin heading in from almost the same position off Marcelo Brozovic’s free kick. Lukaku could have put Inter back in front in the 65th when he burst in behind Sevilla’s defence but Bounou charged out to block his low shot.After Sevilla reclaimed the lead, Jules Koundé stopped Inter levelling once again when he cleared substitute Alexis Sanchez’s shot off the line in the 82nd.last_img read more

Frogge of DAG’s office receives prestigious state honor

first_imgL-R:  President of the Tennessee District Attorneys General Conference Dave Clark, Eighth Judicial District Victim Witness Coordinator Lana Frogge and Eighth Judicial District Attorney General Jared EfflerMURFREESBORO, TN (WLAF) – On October 23, 2019, the Tennessee District Attorney’s General Conference awarded Eighth Judicial District Victim Witness Coordinator Lana Frogge the prestigious Tony Clark Award.   This award was established in memory of late First District Attorney General Tony Clark and is given annually to a non-prosecutor staff member of the Tennessee District Attorney’s General Conference who exhibits the highest character and demonstrates exceptional compassion, caring and dedication to crime victims. Further, the recipient is someone who has made personal and professional sacrifices in the performance of his or her duties, serving as an example for which the conference stands.During Lana’s award presentation, it was noted that throughout her twenty-three years of service as victim witness coordinator she has put the needs of crime victims first and foremost. Specifically, Lana has assisted crime victims in obtaining nearly $2.5 million in criminal injuries compensation. She also serves on multiple state boards that is tasked with improving services to crime victims and has implemented programs within the Eighth Judicial District to ensure that crime victims are never a forgotten part of the criminal justice system. Additionally, Lana goes above and beyond her duties in raising funds to support our local women’s shelters and child advocacy centers.District Attorney General Jared Effler said, “I greatly appreciate the service that Lana provides to our citizens and this award is affirmation of the exceptional work that she performs on a daily basis. It’s an honor to work alongside Lana and our entire staff as we serve the citizens of Campbell, Claiborne, Fentress, Scott and Union counties.” (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 10/23/2019-3:30PM)Share this:FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Arjun in the swimming pool with Mumbai players; Fans on…

first_imgABU DHABI: Legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar’s son Arjun Tendulkar will join the Mumbai Indians in preparing for the 13th season of the IPL, which has been shifted to the UAE in the wake of the Kovid scandal. Mumbai star Rahul Chahar tweeted that Arjun Tendulkar will be seen with other actors in the film. This is a picture taken from the swimming pool. Apart from Rahul Chahar, the film also stars Trent Bolt and James Pattinson.Arjun Tendulkar also shared the same picture as an Instagram story. Arjun shared the picture with the caption that rest days are the best days.After the release of Arjun’s film, many rumors spread among the fans. Some fans were skeptical that Arjun would be included in the Mumbai team with Tendulkar as the mentor. Meanwhile, in the wake of the Kovid expansion, all the IPL teams have brought in net bowlers from India to train in the UAE. It is also reported that Arjun arrived in the UAE after earning a place in Mumbai’s net bowlers squad.Left-arm pace bowler Arjun has bowled several times as a net bowler during the training sessions of the Indian cricket team and the England cricket team. Arjun has always been one of the Mumbai Indians’ net bowlers during the IPL in India.Content Highlights: Mumbai Indians Fans Curious After Arjun Tendulkar Spotted With Team in UAE IPL 2020last_img read more

New school prevail over old school in exhibition TT matches

first_imgIt was an electrifying atmosphere in the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall last evening as Guyana’s new school table tennis team brushed aside their old school counterparts 5-2 in a number of exhibition matches.   The most exciting match of the exhibition affair happened to be the final match of the evening which saw Guyana’s former 14-time champion Sydney Christophe ofthe old school team, defeating the current men’s national champion Christopher Franklyn 2-0. Christophe who is also a former Caribbean champion reminded the small crowd of his table tennis prowess by taking the first set 11-4.  He didn’t let up in second set and produced a performance which Franklin had no answer for, manufacturing excellent serves and returns to the delight of the crowd to win the second set and the match 11- 4.   The first match of the evening saw Stabroek News’ Sports editor Donald Duff of the old school unit being defeated by Joel Alleyne 0-2. Duff statred with a lot of energy which saw the first set being tied at 8 and 9 after the two had traded slams with Duff rolling back the years in excellent style before Alleyne took the match 11-9. Alleyne then came out strong in the second set to lead 6-0 and took the match 11-3 to send new school up 1– 0.   New school’s Nigel Bryan was now on the table against Andy Anderson and also defeated him 2-0.  Bryant in the first set led, 5-3 to eventually fare off a surge from Anderson to win the first 11-9 and the second with relative ease, 11-6.  The 2-0 theme of the evening in favour of the younger generation, continued when the new school pair of Franklyn and Shemar Britton downing Christophe and Godfrey Munroe by a similar score-line in the doubles category 11-4, 11-7.  With the new school having a 3-0, organiser Chelsea Edghill continued her team’s winning ways after defeating Duff 2-0.  Edghill after trailing the first set 3-5 came from behind and won it 11-8 and the second 11-8 after Duff again held a 7-3 lead. Old School’s first win of the evening, came through the efforts of Anderson who defeated Natalie Cummings 7-11, 11-4, 11-4 while Britton defeated Munroe 11-7, 12-14, 11-8.   Meanwhile, Guyana’s team who will patriciate in this year’s Caribbean Mini-Cadet and Pre-Cadet Table Tennis Championship, set for the Dominican Republic from August 26 – 31, defeated a select under – 15 team 4-1 in the earlier exhibition matches.last_img read more

BCB/NY finalists to be decided over weekend

first_imgThe finalists in the Berbice Cricket Board (BCB)/New York Business Group Under-19 tournament will be decided today and tomorrow when the semifinals are set to bowl off. The matches will kick off with Albion Cricket Club battling with Blairmont Community Center Club at the Cotton Tree Cricket Ground today while defending champions Rose Hall Town Pepsi will face off against Tucber Park at Area H Ground tomorrow. Albion, who finished second the last time the tournament was held in 2015, will be spearheaded by national left-arm orthodox spinner, Kevin Umroa, who is returning from a successful Regional under-19 campaign along with Karan Arjpaul, Anthonio February, Ramesh Kassinauth, Sarwan Chaitnarine and Beesham Surujnarine.However, Blairmont will be no push over as national all-rounder, Javid Karim will be at the helm of the team along with Nigel Deodat, Seon Glasgow, Marvan Prashad and Antonio Alexander.Rose Hall Town Pepsi will be boosted by Kevlon Anderson, Berbice Under-19 skipper Kevin Sinclair and his cousin, Junior Sinclair, who are all returning to the side from national duty while Uunder-15 star, Jonathan Rampersaud, Mahendra Gopilall, Keith Simpson and Jeremy Sandia will be in the imposing line up. Tucber Park will have the services of Garfield Benjamin, Gevon Schultz, Brandon Corlette, Leon Swamy, Steve Deonarine, Dilshan Mc Donald, Nicholas Heywood and Abdul Ramsammy in their quest to win the title.The BCB will create history with the two-day final scheduled for September 7 and 8, being played under lights with pink balls. Play on each day will start at 13.30hrs and end at 20.30hrs. The winner of the tournament will receive $100,000 and a trophy, the runners-up $50,000 and trophy while the Man-of-the-Match in the final will take home $15,000 and a trophy.last_img read more

Gordon Hayward gets some dunks in during first All-Star Game experience

first_imgNEW ORLEANS — When asked about his first All-Star Game experience, Gordon Hayward broke out in a smile, took a breath and paused for a few seconds before measuring his words carefully.“It was a different style of basketball for sure,” he said.Hayward was one of four players playing in his first All-Star Game, so he had to go along with the style of play, which consisted of lots of lobs for dunks, a ton of 3-point attempts and little, if any defense. He said he kind of knew what to expect, but it took him awhile to get in the flow of the game.“Basketball instinct doesn’t even kick because you’re not really playing basketball too much,” he said. “It’s almost like catch it, shoot it, or pass it for a dunk. It’s almost like the last game of pickup at the Y when everybody’s about to go home.”Hayward finished with eight points in 17 minutes of action in the West’s 192-182 victory Sunday night at Smoothie King Center. Hayward also had a pair of assists and a rebound and led his team with four steals. But even though it was more of a fun show than anything else, Hayward said he had a great time.“It was fun to get out there and be with all those guys,” he said. “That was the best part, small talking with them. “And I got a couple of dunks in.”Beforehand he had said he wanted to get a couple of dunks and a couple of threes, and though he hit his goal with two dunks, he missed on three 3-point attempts and finished with 4-of-7 shooting.Hayward didn’t start the game, but entered the game with 4:47 left in the first quarter. He didn’t touch the ball for nearly two minutes, but when he did finally touch the ball, he took advantage of the opportunity and fired up a 3-pointer that missed. However he scored his first All-Star basket a half minute later when he took a pass from Klay Thompson on the left side and went in for a reverse layup on the right side of the basket.“I was nervous the first time I went out there,” he said. “It’s almost like you don’t know what to do. Am I playing defense, do I run back, do I not run back? But it’s all just good fun. It was just cool being out there, hanging with everybody.”In the second half, Hayward came in at the 2:59 mark of the third quarter and didn’t touch the ball until the 30-second mark as Russell Westbrook fired up 3-pointers on four consecutive trips down the floor without passing, making three. When Hayward finally touched the ball again, he faked a 3-pointer as Paul George went past him and then went in for a dunk to put the West up 132-129.He got a couple of touches in the fourth quarter and missed his second 3-point try of the game at the 10:22 mark, then scored on another reverse layup off a pass from Marc Gasol.When told about the stats having him for four steals, Hayward smiled again and said, “I didn’t know that — I guess I was playing more defense than I thought. I’ll take it.”Hayward called it “a show” and said a lot of it was “waiting for the celebrity artists to do their singing” before the game and during the 30-minute halftime, but in all he enjoyed himself.“The thing I’m going to take most it is being around the guys and knowing that I belong here,” he said.Hayward headed back to Salt Lake City following the game on a private jet and was planning to get a little rest after his four busy days in New Orleans.“I’m excited to hang out with my family, hang out with my little girls,” he said. “You don’t realize how much you miss them until you’re not with them for a little bit, so I’m excited to hang out for a couple of days.”Hayward will get back to practice with his Utah Jazz teammates Wednesday. The next Jazz game is Friday night in Milwaukee.last_img read more

Egypt says archeologists uncover 20 ancient coffins in Luxor

first_img This photo provided by the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities shows Egyptian Minister of Antiquities Khaled el-Anany looking at recently discovered ancient colored coffins with inscriptions and paintings, in the southern city of Luxor, Egypt, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. The ministry said archeologists found at least 20 wooden coffins in the Asasif Necropolis, describing it as one of the “biggest and most important” discoveries in recent years. (Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities via AP) This photo provided by the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities shows Egyptian Minister of Antiquities Khaled el-Anany, foreground left, looking at recently discovered ancient colored coffins with inscriptions and paintings, in the southern city of Luxor, Egypt, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. The ministry said archeologists found at least 20 wooden coffins in the Asasif Necropolis, describing it as one of the “biggest and most important” discoveries in recent years. (Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities via AP) 1 of 4 This photo provided by the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities shows recently discovered ancient colored coffins with inscriptions and paintings, in the southern city of Luxor, Egypt, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. The ministry said archeologists found at least 20 wooden coffins in the Asasif Necropolis, describing it as one of the “biggest and most important” discoveries in recent years. (Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities via AP)center_img CAIRO | Egypt’s Antiquities Ministry says archeologists have uncovered at least 20 ancient wooden coffins in the southern city of Luxor.A brief statement from the ministry says Tuesday says archeologists found the coffins in the Asasif Necropolis.The necropolis, located in the ancient town of West Thebes, includes tombs dating back to the Middle, New Kingdom and the Late Periods (1994 B.C. to 332 B.C.).Photos from the ministry show colored coffins with inscriptions and paintings. The ministry described it as one of the “biggest and most important” discoveries in recent years.The ministry says it will release further details at a news conference on Saturday.Egypt has sought publicity for its archaeological discoveries in the hopes of reviving its tourism sector, which was badly hit by the turmoil following the 2011 uprising. This photo provided by the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities shows Egyptian Minister of Antiquities Khaled el-Anany looking at recently discovered ancient colored coffins with inscriptions and paintings, in the southern city of Luxor, Egypt, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. The ministry said archeologists found at least 20 wooden coffins in the Asasif Necropolis, describing it as one of the “biggest and most important” discoveries in recent years. (Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities via AP)last_img read more

Solskjaer insists Man United will not be pressured into selling players

first_imgOle Gunnar Solskjaer has told Paul Pogba and any other wantaway players that Manchester United will not be pressured into selling.After such a dreadful end to the season, the summer break has been played out to a background of fan disillusionment and questions over the future of the club’s biggest names.David De Gea, Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez have all been the subject of speculation, but it is club-record signing Pogba that has dominated the agenda after publicly declaring he was ready for “a new challenge somewhere else”.Agent Mino Raiola has compounded matters by reaffirming his client’s desire to leave Old Trafford for a second time, saying he was “in the process” of arranging a move for the man United made the most expensive player in history in 2016.Solskjaer refrained from criticising Pogba when he faced the media for the first time since ending the season-ending 2-0 home loss to relegated Cardiff, but the manager was clear that United would not be bullied into selling anyone.“There has been loads of talk and speculation, of course, about all our players or many of our players, both ins and outs,” he said at the WACA in Perth.“For me, it’s business as usual. When you’re Man United, you expect all these things to pop up in the summer.“And of course I’ve been in touch with Paul, spoken to Paul. Spoken to Rom, spoken to Rashy [Marcus Rashford], Jesse (Lingard) – I’ve spoken to all the players, more or less, over the summer. As you do, you keep in touch with them.“As far as I am aware and up to now, we don’t have any bids for any of our players.“We are Man United – we don’t have to sell players. But what I have to say, though, is about some of the players.“Paul, for example, it looks like it is going to be, or it’s a media… I don’t want to call it… but it’s an agenda against Paul.“He’s a top, top bloke. He’s a great, great professional. He’s never been any problems. He has got a heart of goal.”Put to Solskjaer that there was no agenda against Pogba and that the media was merely reporting his comments, he said: “Well, I am here to talk about the whole team and the pre-season and the season coming.“What I will say is Paul’s never put himself out of the team. He has always wanted to play. He has always given his best and I can’t report anything but that.“Agents talk all the time and, as I said, we’ve not had any bids for any clubs. That’s all I can say about this matter.”But the questions about Pogba continued in Solskjaer’s first media appearance in 62 days, with the manager saying the midfielder has “never been a concern” as he exuded the calmness that PA understands is reflected behind the scenes.There have been no negotiations or offers to sell the midfielder, with the club understood to be focused on hitting the ground running with the France midfielder still part of the squad at the start of the 2019-20 season.Pogba is not the only high-profile player eyeing an exit, though, with striker Romelu Lukaku understood to be welcoming interest from Inter Milan.“Well, as long as they’re here, they’re professionals, they’re working, giving everything they’ve got, agents and everyone else can talk,” Solskjaer said when asked about players that would be keen to leave.“And we’ve got our own talks behind the scenes and I am not going to tell you what we’ve been talking about.”Some players will leave before the summer is out but Solskjaer has yet to show the ruthless edge he promised after United tailed off so dramatically towards the end of the season.“I can see your point but doing business in the football market is not going to be a quick fix overnight,” he said as United continued their bid to bring in new faces.“We have got players here who I trust. They’re fantastic players, there’s loads of players here that I know are going to be successful at this club.“And we’ve signed two, Dan (James) and Aaron (Wan-Bissaka) – fantastic, with the speed, with the hunger, with quality that will be part of that.”last_img read more

Top-ranked Naomi Osaka gets 1st-round win in Birmingham on grass

first_imgJapan’s Naomi Osaka returns to Greece’s Maria Sakkari during day four of the Nature Valley Classic at Edgbaston Priory Club, Birmingham, England, Tuesday, June 18, 2019. (David Davies/PA via AP)BIRMINGHAM, England — A day after saying she was “not really that comfortable” playing on grass, top-ranked Naomi Osaka needed three sets to get past her first-round opponent at the Birmingham Classic on Tuesday.Osaka lost the second set to Maria Sakkari of Greece before recovering to win 6-1, 4-6, 6-3, for only her 11th tour-level victory on grass.ADVERTISEMENT Olympic rings arrive in host city on barge into Tokyo Bay Roger Federer off to winning start in bid for 10th Halle title Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Rio’s unsafe Olympic Park ordered closed by Brazilian judge 11 nabbed for shabu, drug den busted in Maguindanao Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Taal evacuees make the most of ‘unusual’ clothing donations, leaves online users laughing Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:56Boris Johnson ‘humbled’ after majority win, says Parliament ‘must change’00:50Trending Articles00:56Heavy 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 award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption “During my entire clay season, it kind of mattered and I think it showed because I was kind of stressed out the entire time,” she said. “So, now, I’m just having fun. I’m enjoying it. And I know that if I play well, then I’ll be No. 1.”Osaka will next face Yulia Putintseva, who defeated Britain’s Harriet Dart 6-1, 6-4.Rain washed out much of the schedule Tuesday, with second-seeded Ashleigh Barty — the newly crowned French Open champion — among those who will have to try again on Wednesday.Julia Goerges recovered to defeat Dayana Yastremska 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 while former French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko eased past Wimbledon junior champion Iga Swiatek 6-0, 6-2 and will now face Johanna Konta.Kristyna Pliskova of the Czech Republic set up a first tour-level meeting with her twin sister, Karolina, by defeating Viktoriya Tomova 6-3, 6-4.ADVERTISEMENT “I was kind of screaming on the inside during that entire match,” Osaka said in her on-court interview. “I got lucky a little bit, I guess.”Osaka has yet to make it past the third round at Wimbledon, which starts on July 1.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“I felt better than the two practice days,” Osaka said. “And I feel every day that I play on grass of course I’m going to learn how to play better, but for now I’m just really happy I was able to win that match.”Osaka needs to reach the final in Birmingham to guarantee holding on to top spot in the rankings heading into Wimbledon. Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted Deandre Ayton shines as Suns pound Knicks MOST READ Solon urges Solgen to reconsider quo warranto petition vs ABS-CBN Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

M&CC needs to cut its expenditure

first_imgDear Editor, Dear Editor, The economic slowdown in the country has impacted every entity in Guyana, causing most businesses to make tough but necessary decisions in regard to personnel in all of their operations, including layoffs and redundancies.Is it not time for the bankrupt Georgetown Municipality to do the same, and consider reducing overtime; implementing hiring freezes; salary freezes; downsizing and layoffs; salary reductions; furloughs; temporary shutdowns of some of its sections; work-sharing arrangements; shortened work weeks or workdays; and eliminating training programs, especially overseas ones?Let us face it: why does a purportedly cash strapped municipality, which is doing nothing positive for the citizens, need a public relations department? To write an occasional letter to the press and to host an insipid weekly television programme? The citizens don’t need a green washing tool to just carry out acts of window dressing, they need a clean and healthy city.  Having a large audit department in a municipality that has not had its accounts audited, qualified or presented to the citizenry for decades is nothing short of a sick joke. Maybe these staff members of the Audit Department should be reclassified and sent after delinquent ratepayers. Rather than crying out each day and harassing persons each day for more revenue, the Council needs to simply cut its expenditure.Sincerely,Mateo Phelepelast_img read more