Fashions on the field… Not!

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Solskjaer maintains perfect start as United beat Reading in Cup

first_imgOle Gunnar Solskjaer’s winning start to life at the Manchester United helm continued but the FA Cup third-round triumph against embattled Reading was the caretaker manager’s most unconvincing performance to date.United racked up their fifth straight victory since the Norwegian replaced Jose Mourinho, although the Royals provided a test that belied their place five points adrift of safety in the Championship.Reading arrived at Old Trafford without a win in their previous 10 matches but proved a handful on an afternoon that saw United emerge 2-0 victors thanks to Juan Mata’s penalty – after a lengthy video assistant referee delay – and a cool Romelu Lukaku strike.In truth, many of Solskjaer’s nine changes under-delivered against Jose Gomes’ Royals in a performance that underlined the work still required.This match also highlighted the tinkering still required with VAR as the length of delay was almost as frustrating as lack of communication inside Old Trafford before Mata scored from the spot.Lukaku netted his third in as many games in first-half stoppage time, but things could have been different had Danny Loader and Callum Harriott done better with fine chances either side of the break.But Reading’s lack of quality in the final third allowed United to head to Dubai for their warm weather training camp fresh from a fifth win, second successive clean sheet and FA Cup progress.Despite the lack of quality on display, there was a good atmosphere throughout as the club’s work on improving the Old Trafford atmosphere was audible from those moved to the area normally housing the away fans.Yet that intensity was not matched on the field, with much-changed United struggling for fluidity against organised Reading.Alexis Sanchez’s strike from distance was the only moment of note until confusion reigned in the 20th minute, when Fred slotted home after collecting a return pass from Mata.The linesman indicated offside, but referee Stuart Attwell held his finger to his ear as he received information from the VAR – the kind of communication lacking inside the ground, leading fans to jeer as the delay continued.There was 125 seconds between Fred’s strike and the decision to award a penalty, with Omar Richards adjudged to have fouled Mata in the build-up and the Spaniard stepping up to send goalkeeper Anssi Jaakkola the wrong way.“VAR, VAR, VAR” chanted United fans playfully when Andy Yiadom handled a Sanchez cross soon after, with Lukaku seeing an effort denied after bursting through as the home side looked to extend their advantage.But Reading had now settled and began to probe, with Loader wasting their best chance after going past Sergio Romero but going so wide that the United goalkeeper was able to block him off.Harriott tried his luck from distance as the visitors continued their unlikely push, with the Reading man having a shot on target that was far tamer than Yiadom’s stinging effort that forced Romero into action.But just as Reading’s hope began to grow along came Lukaku to extinguish it, keeping his cool when meeting a pass from Sanchez to round Jaakkola and roll into the empty net.United continued to wobble after the break as Harriott saw a shot saved by Romero after being put through by substitute Sone Aluko, leading Solskjaer to make three changes.Limping Sanchez was among those withdrawn, while 19-year-old Tahith Chong came on for his debut.Marouane Fellaini was another introduced and should have turned home an Ashley Young cross before Romero denied the lively Aluko in a stretched second half devoid of real quality.The Old Trafford faithful remained in good voice, but, other than Andreas Pereira’s late attempt, there was little else to sing about.last_img read more

Almadro reminds Blue Eagles to shrug off hecklers

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Bulacan town gears up for biggest cookie jar View comments Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Ex-Bulacan town vice mayor, village chief shot dead The Blue Eagles were bugged all-game long by a relentless Bulldog fan, who kept talking trash.Senior Josh Villanueva even exchanged words with the heckler in the first set.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnAlmadro reminded his wards to keep their focus on the game and not mind the unnecessary noise.“We know that these things can happen because they want to distract us. We have no problem with that. Even before when Josh and Ish (Polvorosa) were rookies, FEU has been doing that to us. Guys like Berlin (Paglinawan) and Peter (Torres) has been doing that before. It’s nothing new,” he said. MOST READ Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely LATEST STORIES Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Wildlife rescuers asked to turn over animals to DENR Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely NU has to remove doubt in do-or-die Game 2, says Alinsunurin LIST: Jan. 20 class suspensions due to Taal Volcano eruption FILE PHOTO – Ateneo head coach Oliver Almadro. Mark Giongco/INQUIRER.netAteneo expected a tough fight against National University in Game 1 of the UAAP Season 79 men’s volleyball Finals on Tuesday.What Ateneo head coach Oliver Almadro didn’t expect was his team dealing with a heckler, who tried to get under the Blue Eagles’ skin.ADVERTISEMENT “What I’m telling my players is to manage it. You are an Atenean so you don’t stoop down to their level,” he said.The veteran mentor noted the best way to silence haters is through winning, which Ateneo did with a tough 25-22, 21-25, 22-25, 25-18, 15-13 five-set victory over NU to inch closer to  its dream three-peat.“What’s important here is our goal,” said Almadro. “If you win, they might bash you, but you still won. So who won? It’s not them but my players. I’m teaching my players not to be rude and not to retaliate to things like that.”ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

‘I nearly died’ – Diego Maradona misses out on first title as coach

first_imgLeBron James stretches lead in NBA All-Star Game fan voting The Witcher series prompts over 500,000 reprints of Andrzej Sapkowski’s books The loss ended a 14-game unbeaten streak for Dorados, who faced a hostile crowd of nearly 25,000 that booed Maradona relentlessly.Maradona, 58, took the coaching job at the Sinaloa-based club in September — amusing skeptics who questioned why the 1986 World Cup champion, who has publicly battled various addictions, would move to a place better known for drug cartels than football.But he has answered his critics by coaching the struggling Dorados to back-to-back finals, both against San Luis.San Luis defeated Dorados 4-3 on aggregate in the fall season finals in December.Having now won the spring finals, too, the club — an affiliate of Atletico Madrid — gain automatic promotion to the first division. Had they lost, they would have faced a playoff against Dorados to decide which won promotion.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Ousmane Dembele injures leg, will miss Barca game at Liverpool Pagadian on tighter security for 100,000 expected at Sto. Niño feast Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists View comments Solon urges Solgen to reconsider quo warranto petition vs ABS-CBN “I nearly died… But it’s fine. I’m sad for my boys, though,” Maradona said after the match.The Argentine great and his team faced a tough task heading into the second-leg match, having been held 1-1 in the first leg at home in Culiacan, in the northwestern state of Sinaloa.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThey managed to hold Atletico to 90 goalless minutes playing away in the central city of San Luis Potosi.But Spanish defender Unai Bilbao slotted in the winning goal for the home team in the 103rd minute, after Dorados ‘keeper Gaspar Servio failed to clear a free kick. Mexican second division football team Dorados head coach Diego Armando Maradona gestures during their second leg match of the Mexican second-division finals, at the Alfonso Lastras Ramirez stadium in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, on May 5, 2019. (Photo by Ulises Ruiz / AFP)Diego Maradona’s hopes of winning his first coaching title were dashed Sunday as his Dorados team lost the Mexican second-division finals, along with their shot at promotion.Rivals Atletico San Luis scored the lone goal of the second leg in extra time to clinch the title and a spot in the first division — the second time they have left Maradona empty-handed in two consecutive finals.ADVERTISEMENT Eduard Folayang gets new opponent for ONE Manila card NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption PLAY LIST 02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Maradona can legitimately boast to having turned Dorados around: they were in 13th place in their 15-team division when he arrived.But the dream of winning a title as coach still eludes him, after stints managing the Argentine national team and various clubs in Argentina, the Middle East and now Mexico.In April, he said he planned to leave Dorados at the end of the season, alleging the league’s referees were biased against him.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard LATEST STORIES Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruptionlast_img read more

Van Gaal: New signing Rojo must control aggression to achieve success at Manchester United

first_imgManchester United manager Louis van Gaal has called for new signing Marcos Rojo to learn to control his aggression in order to become a success at the club.Argentina defender Rojo became United’s third summer arrival this week following his £16million move from Portuguese outfit Sporting Lisbon.Van Gaal is a big fan of the 24-year-od, but the Dutchman says the player must learn to be calmer on the pitch after a poor disciplinary record of 21 yellow and four red cards in his 49 league appearances for Sporting.“He has to be aggressive in the right moment,” the Red Devils boss said.“When I have to say something about him that I have to criticise, that is it – he has to control himself in every moment.“He can improve in that and maybe I can help him.”Rojo arrives at the club on the back of a successful World Cup campaign with Argentina, who beat Van Gaal’s Holland side in the semi-finals.And Van Gaal boss admits it was the defender’s performances in the final-four clash in Sao Paulo that alerted him to the Argentine’s talents.“I had to analyse Argentina when I was playing against him and in that video I was already enthusiastic about him,” said the United chief, who has an open idea about where the player can slot into his XI.“I think Marcos fits into the profile as a left central defender or a left wing-back,” he said.“He played for Argentina as a left wing-back but at Sporting Lisbon he played as a central defender.“He had a fantastic World Cup. I am very pleased.”Rojo is unavailable for United’s Premier League game against Sunderland this weekend as he is yet to receive a work permit. 1 Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal with summer signing Marcos Rojo last_img read more

‘Manchester United impossible to turn down’, says Italy star

first_img Matteo Darmian 1 Matteo Darmian says he didn’t think twice about joining Manchester United this summer.The Italian moved to Old Trafford in July after the Red Devils paid Torino around £12.5m for his services.Several clubs had shown an interest in the right-back but after United came calling the 25-year-old says there was only one option.“When Manchester United called me, I didn’t have to think about it for a second – it’s impossible to turn them down,” Darmian told Tuttosport.“I still follow Torino, they did well against Pescara and have the ability to get better.“Everything’s in place for another good season.”last_img read more

Bobby Brown denies heart attack reports

first_imgThe rings were “critical to the biomechanics of this case,” Rechnitzer’s lawyer, Michael M. Marzban, argued in his motion. `Lost’ actress will go to jail Former “Lost” star Michelle Rodriguez was sentenced Wednesday to six months in jail for failing to complete community service and alcohol monitoring as part of her probation from a previous drunk driving incident. Rodriguez appeared before Superior Court Judge Daviann L. Mitchell, who ordered her to report to the county jail on Christmas Eve, the L.A. City Attorney’s Office said. Actor treated for alcoholism David Hasselhoff has been released from a hospital after being treated for alcoholism. Publicist Judy Katz says the actor had a brief relapse and wanted to address it with his doctors. – Associated Press160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Bobby Brown denied Wednesday that he had a mild heart attack, something his attorney said he had suffered this week in L.A. The 38-year-old singer told Associated Press Radio he is feeling fine and went to the hospital just for a checkup. “None of it’s true. I went in for a checkup. The doc gave me a clean bill of health.” His account differed from that of his Atlanta attorney, Phaedra Parks, who earlier in the day said Brown had severe chest pains Tuesday night and was taken to two hospitals. Reese, Ryan end AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas City7-year marriage Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe are officially single. The couple’s divorce was finalized Oct.5, according to court documents. Witherspoon cited irreconcilable differences when she filed for divorce Nov. 8, 2006. The couple were married for seven years and have two children, 8-year-old daughter Ava and 3-year-old son Deacon. Witherspoon, 31, and Phillippe, 33, co-starred in the 1999 movie “Cruel Intentions” and were married that year. Their separation was announced last October. Diddy won’t have to show bling Sean “Diddy” Combs does not have to provide photos of his rings to a man who claims the rapper struck him outside a Hollywood club, a Superior Court judge ruled Wednesday. last_img

Jury favors Amgen in anemia-drug trial

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Roche said Tuesday that it continues to think Amgen’s patent claims are invalid. “Amgen has had an extended monopoly for the last 20 years in the U.S. blocking new therapeutic options to treat anemia from being introduced,” said William Burns, chief executive of Roche’s pharmaceutical division. Amgen said it thinks Roche’s product provides no clinical or patient benefit over its own anemia medications, Aranesp and Epogen. Aranesp was Amgen’s best-selling drug last year, with $4.12billion in sales. But sales have recently fallen off after the FDA earlier this year required stronger warnings for the drug and asked for additional studies. Using too much of the drug can increase the risk of blood clots, heart attack and death, according to the FDA. BOSTON – Amgen Inc. said Tuesday that a jury ruled in its favor in a patent dispute about an anemia treatment whose possible U.S. launch could challenge the drug maker’s top-selling drug. Switzerland-based Roche, which makes the treatment called Mircera, said it was considering its legal options after the ruling, including the possibility of an appeal. In a trial begun last month, a U.S. District Court jury in Boston ruled that the Roche treatment infringes on 11 Amgen patent claims. Thousand Oaks-based Amgen said it would ask the court for an injunction to prevent Roche from selling Mircera in the United States. A hearing on the request is scheduled for Nov. 15 – the day after Roche expects a decision from the Food and Drug Administration on U.S. approval for the anemia treatment, which was approved in July in the European Union. In August, Amgen announced plans to cut up to 14percent of its work force, or 2,200 to 2,600 positions, and it lowered its profit expectations because of declining Aranesp sales. Shares of Amgen rose $1.58, or 2.8percent, to close at $57.70 Tuesday.160Want 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

No trash free pass

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! IN Los Angeles, it is a crime to dump trash on the sidewalk. But apparently the practice of trash-dumping has been ignored for years in the city’s blighted core. Both city officials and those with the Central City Association admitted this week that the practice of businesses using the city’s sidewalks as private dumps has been going on for years. The businesses must have figured that if the city didn’t care about the human refuse dumped on Skid Row, it couldn’t care much about the bags of garbage they left on the streets of the toy district or the fashion district. And for many years, they were right. City officials never cared about cleaning up downtown until the past few years, when the real-estate boom pushed into downtown, and a few influential developers started showing an interest. Suddenly all the insiders started wringing their hands over the homeless problem on Skid Row. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’While it’s high time that civic leaders paid attention to this long-standing crisis, the newfound zeal after years of neglect is hard to swallow. What’s worse is that rather than cracking down on the offenders and forcing them to clean up, the City Council is preparing to launch a $250,000 program to clean up trash – at the taxpayers’ expense. Let’s not forget that this is the same council that chose to levy a fee on city residents for emptying their sorted curbside trash bins. Apparently ordinary people have to pay for getting rid of their trash legally, while the well-connected get to do it illegally for free. Cleaning up Skid Row is a good thing for the entire city. But the businesses that break the law – indeed, have been doing so for years with impunity – can’t be given a free pass. If the city is going to front the funds for a cleanup, it ought to aggressively recoup the money from those lawbreaking businesses on the back end.last_img read more

…Ready for It? Taylor Swift announces Reputation tour dates; tickets on sale Dec. 13

first_imgTaylor Swift‘s tour in support of her new album Reputation now has its first dates.According to Taylor’s website, the first round kicks off May 8 in Glendale, AZ, all of them stadium shows. Right now, she’s got the tour mapped out through October, and promises additional tour dates for the U.K., Ireland, Australia & New Zealand.Tickets for the trek go on sale December 13, which is also Taylor’s 28th birthday.  She’ll be using Taylor Swift Tix, powered by Ticketmaster Verified Fans, for the tour. The program aims to get tickets into the hands of fans, not scalpers or bots. Registration for Taylor Swift Tix ends November 28.If the Reputation tour is anywhere near as big as Taylor’s 2015 1989 world tour, it could gross between $250 to $300 million.Here are Taylor’s first Reputation tour dates:5/8 —  Glendale, AZ, University of Phoenix Stadium5/12 — Santa Clara, CA, Levi’s Stadium5/19 — Pasadena, CA, Rose Bowl5/22 — Seattle, WA, CenturyLink Field5/25 — Denver, CO, Sports Authority Field At Mile High6/2 — Chicago, I,L Soldier Field6/30 — Louisville, KY, Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium7/7 — Columbus, OH, Ohio Stadium7/10 — Washington, D.C., FedEx Field7/14 — Philadelphia, PA, Lincoln Financial Field7/17 — Cleveland, OH, First Energy Stadium7/21 — East Rutherford, NJ, MetLife Stadium7/28 — Foxborough, MA, Gillette Stadium8/4 — Toronto, ON, Rogers Centre8/7 — Pittsburgh, PA, Heinz Field8/11 — Atlanta, GA, Mercedes-Benz Stadium8/14 — Tampa, FL, Raymond James Stadium8/18 — Miami, FL, Hard Rock Stadium8/25 — Nashville, TN, Nissan Stadium8/28 — Detroit, MI, Ford Field9/1 — Minneapolis, MN, U.S. Bank Stadium9/8 — Kansas City, MO, Arrowhead Stadium9/15 — Indianapolis, IN, Lucas Oil Stadium9/18 — St. Louis, MO, The Dome at America’s Center9/22 — New Orleans, LA,  Mercedes-Benz Superdome9/29 — Houston, TX, NRG Stadium10/6 — Arlington, TX, AT&T Stadiumlast_img read more