English Premier League Reviews

first_imgAFC BOURNEMOUTH 2 MANCHESTER UNITED 1GOALS:- BOURNEMOUTH: STANISLAS 2nd; KING 54th. UNITED: FELLAINI 24th.A week after toppling reigning Barclays Premier League champions Chelsea, newly promoted Bournemouth shocked Manchester United. After David de Gea was beaten from a corner by Junior Stanislas, United equalised via Marouane Fellaini. The visitors faded after the break and could not fight back after Joshua King fired in from Matt Ritchie’s set piece.CRYSTAL PALACE 1 SOUTHAMPTON 0GOAL:- PALACE: CABAYE 38th.Crystal Palace moved up to sixth in the Barclays Premier League thanks to a Yohan Cabaye winner. The hosts fully deserved their first Barclays Premier League win over Southampton, a victory that also extended Palace’s unbeaten run to three league games. Yannick Bolasie’s cross allowed the unmarked Cabaye to tap home from six yards late in the first half.MANCHESTER CITY 2 SWANSEA CITY 1GOALS:- CITY: BONY 26th; IHEANACHO 90th. SWANSEA: GOMIS 90th.Manchester City went top of the Barclays Premier League on Saturday thanks to Kelechi Iheanacho’s injury-time deflection. City, beaten at Stoke a week ago, struggled against managerless Swansea, who sacked Garry Monk on Wednesday. And after Wilfried Bony lost Ashley Williams to score against his former club, Bafetimbi Gomis’ late equaliser looked like it would earn a point – before Iheanacho’s lucky strike.NORWICH CITY 1 EVERTON 1GOALS:- NORWICH: HOOLAHAN 47th. EVERTON: LUKAKU 15th.Romelu Lukaku scored for the sixth successive time in the Barclays Premier League, but Norwich produced a battling second-half display to hold Everton to their third straight Premier League draw. Lukaku scored with a header from Gerard Deulofeu’s excellent cross. Wes Hoolahan levelled for Norwich from close range before Cameron Jerome missed a great chance for the hosts.SUNDERLAND 0 WATFORD 1GOAL:- WATFORD: IGHALO 4th.Watford claimed their third successive win through Odion Ighalo’s early goal to leave Sunderland in the relegation zone. Ighalo and Black Cats defender Sebastian Coates met Allan Nyom’s low cross at the near post and diverted the ball past Costel Pantilimon. Sunderland took time to find a response but dominated the second half.WEST HAM UNITED 0 STOKE CITY 0These teams drew for the third Barclays Premier League game in a row at the Boleyn Ground. Marco van Ginkel, brought in for the injured Xherdan Shaqiri, had Stoke’s best chance in the first half but he put wide from close range. West Ham enjoyed more action in front of goal but they were denied time after time by Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland.last_img read more

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IOC: ‘No evidence’ of bribery for 2016, ’20 Games

first_imgLAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP): The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has seen “no evidence” so far to support allegations of possible bribery in the bidding for the 2016 and 2020 Games, an IOC spokesman said yesterday. The IOC said it has applied to be a party to the investigation by French authorities into corruption in track and field that could spread to possible bribery in Olympic bidding. The IOC said it was in “close contact” with French prosecutors, who have been investigating bribery and money-laundering involving doping cover-ups at the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). The Guardian newspaper reported yesterday that the prosecutors have widened the probe to include the bidding for the 2016 and 2020 Olympics, which were awarded to Rio de Janeiro and Tokyo. “The IOC has been in close contact with the French prosecutors since the beginning of this investigation last year,” the Olympic body said in a statement. “The IOC’s chief ethics and compliance officer had already asked for the IOC to be fully informed in a timely manner of all issues that may refer to Olympic matters and has already applied to become a party to the investigations led by the French judicial authorities.” IOC spokesman Mark Adams, speaking to reporters, said no proof of any Olympic wrongdoing had been uncovered to date. “At the moment, there is no evidence,” he said. “We have the structure in place. We have an independent ethics commission. But so far there is no evidence. When we get evidence, we have shown we will act on it. “It is any easy thing to talk about, but no one has any evidence,” Adams added. “There is nothing that has been put forward to us. At the moment, there is nothing to act on.” The Guardian reported in January that it had seen leaked e-mails linking the son of former IAAF President Lamine Diack to alleged “parcels” to be delivered to six IOC members during the bidding for the 2016 Games. The British newspaper said the e-mails were sent by Papa Massata Diack to a Qatari business executive in May 2008. The Qatari capital, Doha, was bidding for the 2016 Olympics at the time. The Guardian said the email suggested that six people, referred to by their initials which corresponded with six IOC members at the time, requested “to have their parcels delivered through Special Adviser in Monaco”. The paper said the “special adviser” was believed to be Lamine Diack, who was then an IOC member. The Guardian said it wasn’t known whether any “parcels” were sent. In any case, a month after the email was sent, Doha failed to make the list of finalists in the 2016 bidding. Papa Massata Diack was banned for life by the IAAF ethics commission in January for corruption and cover-up allegations linked to Russian doping. He has appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Papa Massata Diack is also wanted for questioning by prosecutors in France. Interpol has issued a wanted notice for him to face corruption charges in France. The elder Diack, who headed the IAAF for 16 years until he stepped down in August, is accused by French prosecutors of pocketing more than 1 million euros ($1.1 million) from bribes in exchange for covering up doping cases, mainly involving Russian athletes. Lamine Diack resigned as an honorary IOC member in November, a day after he was provisionally suspended by the IOC executive board. He served as a full IOC member for 15 years until 2014.last_img read more

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Experience paying dividends for UWI in Red Stripe Premier League

first_imgUWI edges closer to a semi-final berth in their debut Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) campaign, following a 2-0 win over champion, Arnett Gardens at the UWI Bowl yesterday. Inspired by their experienced team leaders in Girvon Brown upfront and Nicholas McMorris in defence, the newcomers took the lead through Brown, who tied his best tally of 12 goals for a season, when he netted a penalty after 23 minutes. They extended their lead five minutes into the second-half when McMorris assisted Anthony Greenland, after a brilliant counter attack led by the defender. Both players agreed the win was a big statement of their growth since the start of the season, when they went down 3-1 to the said Arnett team. Yesterday’s result also put them in pole position to advance to the last four. “It was a very important win. We have a couple of teams challenging us for that fourth spot so we need to keep winning. We have three games left and we are fourth. But it’s great to beat Arnett, they beat us bad in our introduction to the league so this is a promising turn around as we are not just here to participate, we are here to be a strong part of the league,” McMorris stated afterwards. Brown said: “This (win) was important. We want to get to the semi-final so it was important to come out and play good football and get the victory.” The former Boys’ Town defender, McMorris, is also pleased they are keeping clean sheets again, with the game against Arnett being the second straight after a 4-3 loss to Rivoli. “The Rivoli game was an anomaly. The field was very bad and soaked; we scored three goals and lost. But again we are keeping clean sheets and it shows the quality of the team and the defending.” He added: “Experience is always needed at the back and I am certainly one of the more experienced players in this team, so just keeping the team together as a unit, being able to read the game and do a lot of talking are the strong points I bring to the team.” Brown has put away all his five penalty attempts — among his 12 goals — and believes the expertise of the senior players in their ranks is making a massive difference. “You have experienced players like (Jamie) Robinson, (Kemar Flemming), McMorris and myself just coming through at the end of the season, so we are just working hard. The leading scorer is just three ahead and I want to get the leading scorer,” he said. UWI are fourth on 42 points, one more than Humble Lion, while Harbour View (39) and Boys’ Town are also in the race for a top four-spot. Yesterday’s Results UWI F C 2 Arnett 0 Humble Lion 2 Waterhouse 0 Boys’ Town 2 Harbour View 1 Reno FC 3 Tivoli Gardens FC 3 Rivoli FC 3 Cavalier 1 Today’s game 8:40 p.m. Montego Bay United vs Portmore United at Montego Bay Sports Complexlast_img read more

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