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first_imgCardsReferee: Eduardo Prieto IglesiasVAR Referee: Carlos del Cerro GrandeDavid Lopez (15 ‘, Yellow) David Lopez (24 ‘, Red) Marc Roca (35 ‘, Yellow) Embarba (78 ‘, Yellow) Darder (87 ‘, Yellow) Raul Garcia (87 ‘, Yellow Goals1-0, 76 ‘: Sandro, 2-0, 82 ‘: Sergi Guardiola, 2-1, 92 ‘: Embarba Regarding the penalty indicated to Espanyol, the Real Valladolid coach said that, although he came to plan the ghost of fear, they are situations that “they try to work, as well as the responsibility to go ahead, to gain more confidence and to evolve” and He thinks they managed it “better.”“We hope that we do not lose this oxygen ball and that these situations are better managed to make that quality leap, because normally, when you are calmer, you play better football”, Sergio clarified, who recalled that “there are thirteen games and still a lot to go.”As for the performance of Raúl Carnero, one of the players who arrived after the winter market, commented: “He is giving what he thought he was going to give, because he manages the times, has character and brings experience”, which has The team came very well.Sergio González was also “very happy” by the players “Because it means taking a blow on the table so that they can be trusted again, in case some did not do it”, and because, as he pointed out, “they always show their faces and have competed to the fullest”.“I still think that neither having won we are saved, nor descended if we had lost, because there is a lot of fabric and, although the journey is still good, there is much to say. I hope we can take advantage of this momentum to link a positive dynamic and continue adding victories”he asserted.AbelardThe Espanyol coach, Gijón Abelardo Fernández, said Sunday, after losing to Valladolid (2-1) at the José Zorrilla stadium, that they were “annoyed” but also warned that “thirteen League games remain” and the objective must be “keep fighting until the end”.As the Asturian coach said, the defeat against Valladolid has been “hard”, being against an opponent “who would have gotten into the fight for salvation”, but clarified that “being 65 minutes with one player less is difficult” and , in this sense, indicated that “the first card was not and conditioned very much what happened next”.In his opinion, “the worst was 2-0”, because with one goal, “any play could have allowed them to enter the game” and, although he admitted that his team “did not start well” and that they “lacked to have the ball “, he also stressed that Real Valladolid” did not create occasions “either.“They dominated territorially but without danger, because the team defended well, until the wear allowed the opponent to find a loophole, which is when he scored both goals”, the Asturian technician analyzed.Asked about whether the team notes Raúl de Tomás’s absence, Abelardo said that “there was a spectacular game against Sevilla and he was not there” and, although he admitted that it is “An important player, there are others who are doing well and give everything they have for the group.”Finally, regarding the morale of the “parakeet troop”, after the blow suffered in Europe and the league defeat this Sunday against Real Valladolid, said that “You can leave or continue fighting until the last day, which is what is going to be done, because there are thirteen games left and I still believe in my players”he concluded. Valladolid accumulated players ahead of the ball, created a premeditated chaos in which Carnero left his band, got in and shot hard in a pitch that Diego López cleared. Then Sandro entered quickly to hit with the left leg and put the ball in the net. The encounter did not change. Sandro was able to do the second before Unal sneaked to the right, faced Diego Lopez and he knocked him down, however, the ball came to Sergi Guardiola who pushed the ball into goal to make the 2-0 and, supposedly, sentence.However, as Real Valladolid does not know how to win without suffering, in minute 92, the VAR warned the braid, in a play traced to that of Granada last week, and punished Olivas penalty by hand. Embarba took advantage without problems in the only goal shot of this second part, but the game was already over. Valladolid flees from the area below and adds 29 points, while Espanyol keeps 19.Sergio GonzalezReal Valladolid coach Sergio González was “satisfied” on Sunday for the victory against Espanyol, because it was “very necessary”, so much that he made both teams go “tense, gripped and self-conscious”, but his team achieved the success to add the three points.“These types of matches also serve to forge you and make you stronger. Today the important thing was the victory and, although there have been better matches, it has been right, which is what was needed”, added the Catalan coach, who admitted that he wanted to “risk” with the entry of Sandro, being one more.In addition, there is the circumstance that Sandro’s departure was effective, as he jumped to the pitch “with the appropriate frequency and eager to compete” and the goal has allowed him to “claim”, as well as Guardiola, who He added the second goal to the Blanquivioleta locker.In addition, the good encounter made by the other striker, Enes Ünal, is added, but Sergio González clarified that “In order to get all three together, you have to give yourself the right match, which happens rarely”. In a match with few occasions, Real Valladolid took the victory against Espanyol (2-1) because it dominated the ball and generated more chances, almost all, because the Abelardo team, who played 65 minutes with one less, gave a very poor image, he barely approached the opposing goal and could only score after a penalty in which the VOR room notified Prieto Iglesias of the maximum penalty that Embarba was responsible for marking on the discount.And is that in the encounter of fear of losing, the Blue and Whites left very close to Diego López, trying to force a pucelano error to go against. Basically it went well, the local danger came only in distant balls that did not concern the Spanish goal. Only Plano made him intervene because the shots of Alcaraz or Moyano marched away and Unal’s header was too tender. In the opposite goal, Masip barely participated. Only Calleri in a strange play, in which he was enabled, headed very weakly. And is that Abelardo’s team took another step back with the expulsion of David López, double yellow, in the 24th minute, while the pucelanos moved the ball from side to side, but without verticality, without danger.In the second part, Real Valladolid left with one more march, which brought him closer to the opposite goal, but also opened the way for Espanyol to reach Masip’s goal more. The Valladolid people pushed, but without creating too much danger and only the entry of Sandro and Hervías gave another rhythm to those of Sergio González. The canary, who did not score in the league since November 3, came out very plugged in to try to overtake his own. ChangesSandro (63 ‘, Míchel), Adrià Pedrosa (69 ‘, Jonathan Calleri), Boiling (71 ‘, Oscar Plano), Fede (79 ‘, Toni Villa), Iturraspe (84 ‘, Marc Roca), Ferreyra (84 ‘, Wu Lei)last_img read more

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first_imgCrystal Palace have completed the loan signing of Wolves striker Kevin Doyle.The Republic of Ireland international ended last season on loan at QPR whilst his parent club were gaining promotion back into the Championship.Doyle, 30, has yet to turn out for Kenny Jackett’s side this season but has joined Palace until January to bolster Neil Warnock’s attacking options at Selhurst Park.He follows Zeki Fryers and James McArthur into the club on transfer deadline day as Warnock looks to make his mark on the Palace squad having replaced Tony Pulis as manager of the south London club.Meanwhile, Eagles striker Glenn Murray has joined Reading on loan. Kevin Doyle 1last_img read more

first_imgIf there’s an upside, it’s in the hope that these sports stars will become anti-role models, teaching kids what not to do by their example. As Jones put it, “Making the wrong choices and bad decisions can be disastrous.” About that, we can surely believe her. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! MARION Jones says she’s sorry, and we want to believe her. She says she didn’t mean to take steroids; a trainer passed them to her, saying they were flaxseed oil. We want to believe this, too. We also want to believe that Jones lied to authorities only because she was in a fix, not because she had something to hide. The problem is, we’ve wanted to believe Jones – the former Thousand Oaks track-and-field phenom – for a long time, and it keeps getting harder. We wanted to believe her in 2000 when her then-husband was busted for failing a steroids test but Jones said she was clean.And we wanted to believe her when her name came up in connection with the Balco steroids ring, and she vehemently professed her innocence. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CitySo now that Jones, in copping a plea with federal prosecutors, has admitted lying about past steroid use, it’s hard to take new explanations and apologies at face value. There’s no easy way to rebuild battered credibility, especially when confessions are prompted not by the heart, but by a prosecutor. Still, even if our brains tell us not to believe Jones, our hearts still want to. We want to believe her not just because she’s a local standout who went on to Olympic glory. We want to believe her because she’s likable and because we want to believe that some member of the sports pantheon really isn’t just a mortal after all. As a society, we make heroes of athletes. We admire their extraordinary physical abilities and discipline, and we have a hard time realizing that they can be as weak morally as the rest of us – maybe even weaker, given the raft of temptations they must face. But then we get Michael Vick. Barry Bonds. Floyd Landis. Bill Belichick. And now Marion Jones. last_img read more

first_imgAn average of 5 percent of riders on Metro Rail and Orange Line buses aren’t paying for tickets during the week – and as much as 10 percent of Sunday riders are riding for free, according to a study released Thursday. Meanwhile, nearly 11 percent of Orange Line passengers did not have valid fares to ride the bus at night during the week, the study found. About 8.9 percent of Saturday-night revelers and 10 percent of Sunday-night riders do not have valid tickets to ride, according to officials from Transportation Management and Design Inc., the Carlsbad-based group commissioned by Metro to review ridership. Overall, 5 percent of riders during the week, 6 percent on Saturdays and 7 percent on Sundays do not have proper tickets to ride, according to a nine-day sampling of passengers during the past two weeks. Opponents have long argued that the costs of gates and the staff to maintain them would exceed money lost from fare evasion. “It’s a huge waste of money to gate,” said Richard Katz, Metro board member. “People still evade with gates.” Katz said that, instead, more deputies should staff stations at night and on weekends to catch passengers looking for free rides. The transit agency is also using the report as it prepares to shift to a new system called Tap, in which riders tap special cards on fare boxes to pay rather than dole out cash. The program may start by the end of 2008. sue.doyle@dailynews.com (818) 713-3746160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Metropolitan Transportation Authority officials are expected to report in November on how much fare-skippers are costing the mass transit system. The report comes as the board is considering gates and barriers for its rail lines to prevent fare evaders. It’s also reviewing its security contract and could reduce the number of sworn officers patrolling lines to 100 and add about 250 security officers to check fares. “This gives us a base of knowledge in making these decisions,” said Roger Snoble, Metro CEO. Each month, there are about 272,000 boardings on Metro’s five rail lines. Last month, the Orange Line had about 25,000 boardings. The report’s estimates are slightly higher than those by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, which previously estimated about 3 percent of riders were evading fares. Fare evasion has created a persistent struggle among Metro board members, who are divided about installing gates to prevent it. Right now, Metro runs on an honor system, with deputies and security doing random checks for tickets. An analysis on gates and fencing and their costs for all Metro rail lines is also expected at the November meeting. last_img read more

first_img No. 8 Ohio State 75, No. 16 Oklahoma 71 : Jessica Davenport made a turnaround jumper with 3.4 seconds left to give the Buckeyes (11-2) a victory over the visiting Sooners in the Big Ten/Big 12 Challenge. No. 17 Minnesota 69, Indiana 64 : Jamie Broback scored a season-high 26 points and Kelly Roysland tied her career high with 19 points as the visiting Golden Gophers (10-3, 3-0 Big Ten) beat the Hoosiers (8-7, 2-2). Iowa 75, No. 9 Michigan State 64 : Freshman Megan Skouby scored a season-high 27 points and Crystal Smith added 18 to help the Hawkeyes (10-5, 3-1 Big Ten) beat the visiting Spartans (12-4, 2-1). UC Santa Barbara 71, UC Irvine 60: Jenna Green scored 16 points to help the visiting Gauchos (7-7, 3-1 Big West) beat the Anteaters (2-12, 0-2), who were led by Angie Ned with 18 points. Cal State Fullerton 72, Pacific 64: Charlee Underwood had 21 points and nine rebounds and Andrea Adams added 17 points to help the Titans (4-10, 2-2 Big West) beat the visiting Tigers (4-10, 1-2). Carolina Ruiz led Pacific with 26 points and 13 rebounds. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! No. 10 Louisville 81, UC Davis 58 : Brandon Jenkins scored a career-high 31 points to lead the Cardinals (13-2) over the visiting Aggies (4-10) in a nonconference game. Louisville played without leading scorer Taquan Dean, who rested a sprained ankle. Pepperdine 55, San Diego 54 : Michael Gerrity scored 14 points and Chase Griffin had 12 to help the Waves (5-9, 1-1 West Coast) beat the visiting Toreros (10-5, 0-2). Ross DeRogatis missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer that would have won it for San Diego. The Toreros’ 54 points were a season-low and also the fewest allowed by Pepperdine this year. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita UC Irvine 70, UC Santa Barbara 66 : The visiting Anteaters (6-8, 2-0 Big West) made 11 3-pointers and beat the Gauchos (6-8, 1-3). Aaron Fitzgerald led the Anteaters with 15 points. C al State Northridge 76, UC Riverside 62 : Mike Efevberha scored all 16 of his points in the second half to lead the Matadors (6-6, 1-1 Big West) over the visiting Highlanders (2-12, 2-2). Rob Haynes, Calvin Chitwood, and reserve Terrell Jones each scored 12 points for the Matadors. UC Riverside missed its first eight field-goal attempts and shot just 33 percent from the field. Dedrick Bates led UCR with 12 points, and Christian Soto and Downey High graduate Larry Cunningham scored 11 apiece. Women No. 4 North Carolina 90, Miami 57: Ivory Latta scored 21 points to lead the visiting Tar Heels (15-0, 2-0 Atlantic Coast) past the Hurricanes (11-3, 1-1). center_img Hilton Armstrong dominated inside with 14 points, 10 rebounds and six blocked shots and fourth-ranked Connecticut (13-1, 1-1) beat Big East Conference newcomer Cincinnati, 70-59, on Monday night in Hartford, Conn., snapping the Bearcats’ 10-game winning streak. James White led Cincinnati (13-3, 2-1) with 18 points, and Eric Hicks had 14 points, 11 boards and seven blocked shots. No. 8 Texas 78, Iowa State 58 : Kenton Paulino scored a career-high 20 points and Daniel Gibson added 19 to lead the visiting Longhorns (13-2, 2-0 Big 12) past the Cyclones (11-4, 1-1). last_img read more

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card Any of the five permanent members of the Security Council, all nuclear powers themselves, can veto an action voted by the full council membership. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and other foreign ministers discussed Iran at a private dinner at the home of British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw. After the four-hour meeting, which spilled over into the early hours today, a joint statement called on the International Atomic Energy Agency to report the Iran case when it meets in Vienna on Thursday. The group agreed that the IAEA “should report to the Security Council its decision on the steps required of Iran, and should also report to the Security Council all IAEA reports as resolutions as adopted relating to this issue,” a statement from the group said. The IAEA has already found Iran in violation of nuclear obligations and issued a stern warning to Tehran in September. Thursday’s vote would be the next step, one long sought by the United States. Iran insists its nuclear program is intended only to produce electricity. The United States and some allies say Iran is hiding ambitions to build a nuclear bomb, but the Security Council members have been divided about how strong a line to take. It is still not clear how Russia and China would vote if the questions of sanctions came before the Security Council. It is also not clear that the United States will win the broad international consensus it seeks when the IAEA votes. The IAEA “will report on the situation in Iran and the way the Iranian authorities are not cooperating with the international agency,” said a French government official, speaking on the customary condition of anonymity. He said the Russian and Chinese ministers had initially been reluctant to agree to refer Iran to the Security Council, but were persuaded of the need for the council members to show a united front. “It was very important to make sure they are all together on this issue and all agree on the same position.” “This is in the hands of the IAEA,” U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said of the agreement. “We’re not going to say anything at this point.” There was no immediate comment from Chinese officials in Beijing. On Monday, Rice said the world agreed that Iran should not have the means of developing a nuclear weapon, and she criticized Iran’s response to Russian attempts to mediate in the standoff. “We believe that there is a lot of life left in the diplomacy,” Rice said. “After all, going to the Security Council is not the end of diplomacy. It’s just diplomacy in a different, more robust context.” Iran broke U.N. seals at a uranium enrichment plant Jan. 10 and said it would resume nuclear fuel research after a two-year freeze. Tehran said the research would involve what it called limited uranium enrichment, but the action raised fears Tehran was using its pursuit of atomic power as a front for a nuclear weapons program. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LONDON – The United States and other permanent members of the U.N. Security Council reached surprising agreement Tuesday that Iran should be hauled before that powerful body over its disputed nuclear program. China and Russia, longtime allies and trading partners of Iran, signed on to a statement that calls on the U.N. nuclear watchdog to transfer the Iran dossier to the Security Council, which could impose sanctions or take other harsh action. Foreign ministers from those nations, plus the United States, Britain and France, also said the Security Council should wait until March to take up the Iran case, after a formal report on Tehran’s activities from the watchdog agency. Foreign ministers from Germany and the European Union also attended the dinner and agreed to what amounted to a compromise – take the case to the Security Council but allow a short breather before the council undertakes what could be a divisive debate. last_img read more

first_imgUPDATED: SHAY GIVEN is being forced to stay at Manchester City, although it has emerged this evening that Spurs have tabled Stg£4M for the player.The Lifford man was hoping to move to a Championship side – which would have meant he could be on a 24-hour recall to Eastlands in an emergency.But Roberto Mancini has told the Manchester Evening News that he wants Given to stay put. “The window closes soon,” he said. “For us it would be impossible to find another goalkeeper like Shay. He must stay here.“If we lose another player we need to bring in someone different. It is impossible if we have 19-20 players for the next four months.”Tonight however – with 24 hours left to the transfer window closes – London newspapers are reporting a £4M offer from Spurs for the star.Earlier a frustrated Given had revealed his ambition to move down a division just to get regular football. “I just want to play football,” Given is quoted as saying in the Irish Times. “I do not want to go for an entire season without playing, which is how it’s looking if I don’t get games.“I am prepared to go to a Championship club immediately to get some games and to be on a 24-hour call-back to Manchester City.“That would benefit me, by getting me match-sharp, and City, who would have an experienced, match-sharp goalkeeper to come in if Joe got injured. I’d hope it would also benefit the club I’d be at. There are a couple interested.”UPDATED: GIVEN IS GOING NOWHERE, INSISTS MANCINI, AS SPURS TABLE £4M OFFER was last modified: January 30th, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgTHE staff of Kelly’s Toyota in Letterkenny and Mountcharles want to send their best wishes to Jim McGuinness, all the Donegal players and all the trainers and staff in their quest for All-Ireland glory on September 23 at Croke Park.* Kelly’s Toyota has made a €100 donation to the team’s Players Fund in return for placing this support advert on Donegal Daily.You can support the team by advertising your business in support of Jim and the team with all your money going to the team. Just email Grace Ann at ga@graceannconsultancy.com.  BEST WISHES TO JIM McGUINNESS AND THE DONEGAL TEAM – FROM EVERYONE AT KELLY’S TOYOTA was last modified: September 12th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BEST WISHES TO JIM McGUINNESS AND THE DONEGAL TEAM – FROM EVERYONE AT KELLY’S TOYOTAlast_img read more

first_img21 June 2004He’s like Clint Eastwood in some ways: the strong and silent type, with his eyes slits against the sun; but there is none of the macho posturing of Dirty Harry. However, Retief Goosen’s golf clubs are loaded with big ammunition, and they have now carried him to two United States Open titles.“The Goose” is one of golf’s least demonstrative superstars, and one of the best when the going gets ridiculously tough – as he proved in capturing his second US Open Championship at Shinnecock Hills in vicious conditions that saw the average score in the final round balloon to almost 79.“I can only play my best golf when I’m really under pressure”, Goosen commented afterwards.While players all around him – including playing partner Ernie Els – stumbled and tumbled, Goosen kept it all together, one-putting an incredible 12 times in the final round on greens that had nearly everyone grumbling about putting on concrete.That brilliant touch helped him to a one-over-par 71 over the last 18 holes, equalled by Phil Mickelson and bettered only by Robert Allenby, who managed a level-par 70. It was the first time since 1963 that nobody had broken par at the US Open.Mental toughnessIt was an incredibly difficult final round, with scoring at its highest since the 1972 US Open at Pebble Beach. Goosen, though, kept his cool as Mickelson made a charge that came up short on the seventeenth hole when the Masters champion three-putted from eight feet.It said plenty for Goosen’s mental toughness that he stuck to his game after Mickelson had turned a three-shot deficit into a one-shot lead.When Goosen won the title in 2001, he had to endure an 18-hole playoff victory over Mark Brooks after he three-putted the seventy-second hole. This time round he made sure of victory with a two-putt to seal the win.“I wasn’t going to three-putt this green again”, Goosen said. “It was a small relief. You know you’ve done it, and it’s a great feeling. I’m not really somebody that jumps up and down, as we know, but on the inside I was just so happy”, he said.So, in the end, four-under-par 276 – made up of rounds of 70, 66, 69 and 71 – was good enough, which was something that surprised runner-up Phil Mickelson; he had been expecting the winning score to be higher.“I thought two-under would have won by two, maybe three, and it just didn’t”, he said. If that had been the case, he would have landed his second major title in succession, but Goosen put an end to that dream.‘Retief played some great golf’“I’m not disappointed in the way I played at all”, Mickelson added. “I just would have liked to have won, that’s all. But I can’t worry about the fact that somebody played better than me because Retief played some great golf.”It was a strong tournament for South African golfers, with Ernie Els and Goosen teaming up in the final pairing for the final round, which may have been to the Goose’s advantage as he headed home on the inward nine. After all, they’ve known each other since 14 years of age, they live close to one another in England, and their children play together.Given that Els has three major victories of his own, he would understand the pressure of leading the final round of the US Open, and that could have been something of a help too.Unfortunately for Els, he was one of the many victims of the Shinnecock Hills course, which was roundly criticised as not being a fair test. He crashed to a 10-over-par 80, and there were many others who fared worse. Tim Clark, who had fired a 66 in the third round to be only five back heading into the final round, also struggled, going around in nine-over 79 to finish 10 behind Goosen.The players, it seemed, didn’t mind the course itself, but they disliked the way the United States Golf Association (USGA) had worked with it. The US Open is traditionally an exceptionally tough test, and the winners don’t fire much below par, but this time around it was even more difficult than usual.Criticism of the courseMaybe Cliff Kresqe was the most outspoken player about the state of the course, but he got his message across clearly. “Do you guys like us looking like a bunch of idiots out there?” he asked.While others worried about the influence the USGA had on the course, the enigmatic Goosen kept tightly focused and pulled through for a well-deserved win.“They say the first one is the toughest”, Goosen said. “But I’ll tell you, the second one is just as tough. I don’t really believe that winning the second one is any easier. I think it’s just experience and self-belief that makes you stay in the hunt.”It might be the United States Open, but South Africans have taken a real liking to it in recent years. Goosen now has two wins in four years – 2001 and 2004 – and Els can boast victories in 1994 and 1997. Four times in 10 years for the little African country down south is a winning total that all South Africans can be justifiably proud about.It’s also nice to see one of the quiet, nice guys win again.Oh, and I’m sure the winner’s cheque of US$1 125 000 (R7 185 596.64) has left Goosen feeling pretty good about things. That prize money works out at R1 796 399.16 per round. Not bad for a weekend’s work!last_img read more