BULGARIAN legend Dimitar Berbatov reflected on his prolific premier league partnership with ex-Republic of Ireland hitman, Robbie Keane.Berbatov signed for Spurs from Bayer Leverkusen for £10.9 million in 2006 and was a huge hit in the white half of north London.1 Robbie Keane celebrates with Dimitar BerbatovCredit: Times Newspapers LtdHe teamed up with Irish star Robbie Keane and the pair formed an exciting understanding at White Hart Lane for two years.The pair were also pivotal is Tottenham’s League Cup success in 2007 – beating Chelsea 2-1 in the final at Wembley.The dynamic duo shared the April ‘player of the month’ award in 2007 with Keane going on to score 22 goals that season – and Berbatov 23.The following year, both would go on to score 23 goals apiece – as well as helping Tottenham to their last piece of silverware.MOVED ONKeane moved on to Liverpool in the summer of 2008 while Berbatov made a contentious deadline day move to Manchester United in the same transfer window.However, the Bulgarian forward remembers his time paying with Keane fondly – admitting they did not need to speak much as because of the superb understanding of how each other approached the game.Speaking to the BBC about his time at the club, Berbatov said: “My relationship with Keano…we didn’t speak much. I can’t really explain, but our understanding on the pitch just clicked.”MORE IN SPORTCommentPHIL THOMASDiving and whining was never a good look and will seem worse after lockdownExclusive’I’M IN A BAD WAY’Ex-England star Kenny Sansom talks for first time since being attackedExclusiveBOURNE AGAINHowe says Cherries are stronger after lockdown with FIVE fit-again starsExclusiveSWAN THAT GOT AWAYSwansea wanted £3m Davies three years ago but couldn’t get work permitExclusiveMARK MY WORDSJennings reveals life story from adoption to drug abuse and suicide attemptsNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticThe Bulgarian ace has previously praised Keane and paid tribute to him when he was inducted into the RTE Sport Hall of Fame in 2017.Talking to ESPN at the time, he said: “Robbie was so passionate, always running, while I ran in my head, trying to anticipate the moves and see where the ball was going to go before it went there,” he said.“That’s what good players do. We complemented each other very well and scored so many beautiful goals,” he added.
MIAMI, United States (CMC):Trinidad and Tobago held United States to a nil-draw in Port-of-Spain, while at the Arnos Vale Sports Complex in Kingstown, St Vincent and the Grenadines suffered their second straight drubbing with a 4-0 defeat to Guatemala in CONCACAF semi-final round 2018 World Cup Qualifying matches on Tuesday.Meanwhile, in Panama City, Costa Rica beat Panama 2-1 at the Estadio Rommel Fernandez.Jamaica beat Haiti 1-0 on Clayton Donaldson’s 62nd-minute goal, the victory moving them off the bottom of Group B into third spot behind leaders Costa Rica, who have six points from two wins in as many outings.In Group C, T&T lie second on four points behind the USA, who also have four points but lead the group by virtue of a superior goal difference. SVG remain rock bottom after two losses.SVG, who were hammered 6-1 by the US in their opener, suffered a similar fate when Cincotta scored in the 23rd minute and Mynor Lopez nine minutes later to give Guatemala a 2-0 half-time lead.Three minutes after the break, Denniss Lopez added a third with Gerson Tinoco scoring nine minutes from the end to wrap up the comprehensive win.
LATEST STORIES Brownlee fired on all cylinders and scored a career-high 46 points as the Kings ended their semifinal showdown with the TNT KaTropa, 115-105, on Sunday night in the PBA Governors’ Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The defending champion Gin Kings forged a championship rematch with the Meralco Bolts, who booked a finals spot on Friday with a sweep of the Star Hotshots.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogFinishing off the KaTropa in four games of their best-of-five series (3-1) wasn’t an easy task though after they had to spring back from an 18-point hole to carve out the win.But something happened at the halftime dugout that motivated the Gin Kings. “It was (Robert) Jaworski,” said Brownlee. “He gave us a lot of motivation and reminded us of that never-say-die attitude.”With Ginebra’s “Living Legend” cheering at ringside, Brownlee banged in 28 of his points in the second half and LA Tenorio bombed TNT with threes and finished with 25 points.“It’s gonna be a fight,” said Brownlee in anticipation of his duel with Meralco’s Allen Durham, the reigning best import. “They’ll be ready, we’ll be ready and I can’t wait to play them.”Rice was sent to the dugout late in the first quarter with the KaTropa ahead by 10, to the delight of the Ginebra faithful.Kevin Ferrer’s physicality apparently got into Rice, who pushed Ferrer and threw the ball at the Ginebra wingman’s face in a dead-ball situation, 1:41 left in the opening quarter.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. How to help the Taal evacuees It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson The KaTropa tried to make do with the handicap as they worked hard to protect a double-digit advantage that even went as high as 18 at one point.But Rice’s shoes were too big to fill and his absence was eventually felt by TNT.The Bolts are practically the same team as last year except for one significant piece in the puzzle: former national team standout Ranidel De Ocampo.“Getting a player of his caliber was a big lift for us,” said Meralco coach Norman Black of the 13-year veteran De Ocampo, who was traded by TNT in a multiplayer, three-team deal in early September.GINEBRA 115 – TNT 105GINEBRA 115—Brownlee 46, Tenorio 25, Slaughter 21, Mercado 11, Aguilar 6, Ferrer 4, Caguioa 2, Thompson 0, Devance 0.TNT 105—Rosario 28, Castro 26, Pogoy 14, Semerad 12, Williams 10, Tautuaa 9, Reyes 4, Rice Jr. 2, Golla 0, Carey 0, Nuyles 0, Hernandez 0, Seigle 0.Quarters: 32-41, 52-66, 80-86, 115-105Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Sol Mercado of Ginebra (right) boxes out Moala Tautuaa of TNT for the rebound during Game 4 of their Final Four series on Sunday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum. —AUGUST DELA CRUZBarangay Ginebra hardly capitalized on the early ejection of Glen Rice Jr.Luckily for the Gin Kings, Justin Brownlee was there to bail them out.ADVERTISEMENT Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Adamson, FEU dispute finals slot Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ MOST READ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson DAY6 is for everybody View comments Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed
Kyle Kuzma leads 4th-quarter surge as Lakers beat Grizzlies Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina The Pelicans, who were playing their fifth game in seven days, finally ran out of gas, and looked worn out from the start. Entering Saturday’s game they had played on three consecutive nights from Tuesday-Thursday because of a rescheduled game and won all of them to extend their winning streak to four in a row.“I don’t want to use that as an excuse,” coach Alvin Gentry said. “I do think we were a little tired and we got off to a rough start and this is not a team you want to get off to a rough start with.”Anthony Davis, who also sat out the fourth quarter with the game out of reach, led New Orleans with 25 points and had eight rebounds and four blocks.Eric Gordon added 19 points for the Rockets on a night Chris Paul missed his second straight game because of a sore left hamstring.Houston led by 27 entering the third quarter after a first half where Harden scored 18. The Pelicans opened the second half with an 11-2 run, with six points from Davis, to get within 66-48 with about eight minutes left.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “I don’t know,” he said. “No comment.”THEY SAID ITD’Antoni on Capela’s performance: “Clint was amazing. I thought his energy was off the charts.”UP NEXTPelicans: Host Portland on Tuesday.Rockets: Host Atlanta on Sunday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ There was a scuffle soon after that when Gordon and E’Twaun Moore got tangled up and Moore gave Gordon a two-handed shove in the back. The two players lunged at each other and had to be separated, but order was quickly restored and Moore was given a personal foul and a technical foul.Gordon made the free throw on the technical and Harden added a basket soon after that, but it didn’t end Houston’s struggles in the quarter.Harden had three turnovers over the next two minutes and another possession ended because the shot clock ran out. New Orleans scored four more points in that stretch to cut the lead to 69-52.A 3-pointer by Ryan Anderson ended a more than three-minute scoring drought for Houston after that but New Orleans scored the next six points to whittle the deficit to 72-58 with about three minutes left in the quarter.The Rockets got going near the end of the quarter and 3-pointers by Joe Johnson and Gerald Green left them up 83-61 entering the fourth quarter.Houston was up 64-37 at halftime.TIP-INSPelicans: Rajon Rondo missed the game with a sprained right wrist. … Cheick Diallo had 15 points and nine rebounds. … New Orleans was 6 of 21 on 3-pointers.Rockets: Coach Mike D’Antoni said Paul was feeling better and could play on Sunday. … Luc Mbah a Moute sat out with a sore left knee after leaving Houston’s game on Thursday with the injury. … The 37 points New Orleans scored in the first half were the fewest Houston has allowed in a first half this season.NOT A GOOD IDEAHarden was trying to tie his shoe late in the second quarter when DeAndre Liggins inexplicably swiped at his laces. Harden paused for a second before continuing to tie his shoe. Liggins paid for the annoyance when Harden pulled up seconds later and made a long 3 with the guard in his face. Harden added a second 3-pointer over Liggins on Houston’s next possession to put Houston up 61-35.Harden acknowledged the Liggins swiped at his shoelace but wouldn’t say what he thought about the move. MOST READ View comments Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Houston Rockets guard James Harden, right, drives to the basket past New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (23) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, March 24, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)HOUSTON — James Harden is certain the Houston Rockets won’t let up in their last nine regular-season games despite holding a 4 1/2 game lead over Golden State for the top seed in the Western Conference.“The edge is going to be there no matter what,” he said. “We haven’t done anything. We don’t have time to relax.”ADVERTISEMENT Harden scored 27 points in three quarters and the Rockets routed the New Orleans Pelicans 114-91 on Saturday night for their eighth straight victory.The NBA-leading Rockets improved to 59-14 to overtake the 1993-94 championship team for the most wins in franchise history.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“It was just another win,” Eric Gordon said. “We have high expectations for one another.”Houston never trailed and already had a huge lead to start the fourth before scoring seven straight points early in the period to make it 92-63 with 10 minutes remaining. Clint Capela had four points and a steal to lead Houston in that stretch. Capela finished with 18 points, 16 rebounds, three steals and tied a career high with six blocks. 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Chris Banchero. PBA IMAGESIt seemed like just another day at work for Chris Banchero.Alaska’s combo guard was his usual hustling self, finishing with 19 points, five rebounds, and seven assists, in the Aces’ 109-103 victory over the Batang Pier in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Banchero, however, wasn’t only fighting the Batang Pier but he was also pushing through the grief of losing his best friend Mike De Rossi who passed away on Thursday.“It’s been a tough week for me. It’s been tough man, he was like a brother to me,” said Banchero who held back tears when talking to the media Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. “I knew he was looking down on me today. I’m happy we got the win for him tonight, he’s an incredible guy and I’m going to miss him a lot.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownREAD: Alaska rallies to beat Globalport, extends win streak to 5Aces head coach Alex Compton said Banchero was in Seattle to be the best man to former teammate’s Josh Vanlandingham’s wedding and didn’t learn of De Rossi’s passing until he arrived in the Philippines. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding View comments “It’s really tough for him, I know it’s particularly tough because he didn’t make the funeral,” said Compton. “Life’s bigger than basketball, I fell in love with the game since I was a kid and some people say basketball is life, I disagree, I wholeheartedly disagree.”“There are things much bigger than basketball so I told Chris before the game to honor his best friend and he honored him by the way he played,” added Compton. “I’m really proud of Chris for fighting through that.”Banchero, who helped his team to a 5-1 record, was thankful for the game as he had a way of channeling his emotions.“It’s been tough every day, but once I get to the court basketball is one way for me to get my mind off of it,” said Banchero. “It always comes back but it was good to get out there and play.”ADVERTISEMENT Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award PLAY LIST 01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award07:01In front of hometown crowd, Carlos Yulo captures SEA Games gold01:10UAE: Ras al-Khaimah welcomes new year with impressive fireworks02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal LATEST STORIES China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial MOST READ Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? He’s the Boss When It Comes to Fighting Mental Fatigue Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours
Flying knives incidentFollowing a Guyana Times article that millions of dollars were being lost in spoilt canes, the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) announced on Monday that the Uitvlugt Estate was functioning again.Uitvlugt EstateThe corporation, through an official release, disclosed that the factory resumed operations on August 19 after experiencing “technical difficulties”. These errors which the estate recorded related to the damage of the cane shredder or knife turbine, which delayed the August 11 commencement of sugar cane grinding.These difficulties meant that the second crop suffered a setback, as the corporation noted that its engineers and technicians have been working continuously to ensure that the downtime for the factory was minimal. Officials also explained the damaged parts for the turbine, knife shaft and knives were sourced and “replaced speedily”.The engineers claimed that “all of the necessary safety checks have been carried out on the turbine, as recommended by the manufacturer and as stated in the operations and maintenance manual”. The factory has since been handed over for grinding operation to recommence, GuySuCo said.“While some losses were incurred as a result of staling of canes which were burnt at the time of the incident, it should be noted that the losses are minimal. With good attendance and a focused management and staff, the estate is set to achieve its second crop target of 10,780 tons sugar. The other two estates will produce the remainder of the target for the crop – 68,045 tonnes of sugar; with Albion Estate producing 38,160 and Blairmont Estate, 19,105(tonnes sugar),” GuySuCo disclosed.This newspaper reported on Sunday that some $18 million worth of sugar cane produce at the West Coast Demerara estate were left to spoil, and that senior management was probing the circumstances that led to 64 out of 70 knives flying out of the knife shaft when the Estate’s cane shredder lost control.“I think someone should answer for that, but we can’t say yet…the investigation will determine if anyone will be sanctioned,” a GuySuCo source recently told this newspaper.Reports were that over 300 tonnes of sugar canes in punts were seen waiting to be processed since two Saturdays ago, and that some of the canes began to smell. Guyana Times reported that a trial was indented for Sunday, and relying on GuySuCo’s statement, that trial seemed to be a success.According to information obtained, some 10 parts from the turbine were destroyed.Guyana Times also reported that management at Uitvlugt attempted to salvage the situation by opting to produce molasses, a key ingredient in the manufacture of alcoholic beverages. Estate Manager Yudhisthira Mana was supposed to disclose the full cost to repair the shredder machine, which was expected to be in the millions. However, GuySuCo did not address the cost factor on Monday. Apart from that, the Corporation has not provided an update on the status of the management’s investigation.On August 11, 2018, workers started up the No. 2 turbine, but after the system malfunctioned, they were forced to duck for cover when the 64 knives came flying from all angles and some stuck in walls.No one was injured, which propelled the workers to sing much praises to God.The knives are made out of carbon steel and weigh 20 lbs each. One observer recently called for a probe into the procedures that GuySuCo use for testing its turbines, trip-speed tests and on-site verification by qualified engineers.
Another physician has been signed, and will be starting next summer/fall, and they are continuing to actively recruit for Fort St. John, as well as Dawson Creek.Temple is also hopeful that by this time next year, Chetwynd will be in a similar situation with more family doctors. Northern Health has announced that they have recruited six doctors to Fort St. John, and they will begin taking patients this week.“We have been successful in Fort St. John in the Primary Care Clinic in recruiting a number of new physicians,” said Northern Health’s Northeast Medical Director Becky Temple.Most started the first part of September, one started in mid-September, and another in July.- Advertisement -Temple said they are in the process of attaching patients with complex diagnoses and significant medical illnesses to these new doctors, but the doctors are open for anyone who needs one in the city.When asked how far they are from achieving the goal of enough doctors to comfortably look after residents, she said it’s a ‘moving target’ due to populations and doctors coming and going, but they have acquired about 60% of the doctors they see fit for the community – assuming that none of the physicians currently here leave.“Our ideal is that every person in the province has the ability to say, ‘I have a family doctor and my doctor is ‘____’,” she added.Advertisement
Demba Ba’s lucky goal for Besiktas 1 It was a strange goal, but a goal nonetheless for Demba Ba.And it helped Besiktas to a 2-1 win against Mersin Idmanyurdu in the Turkish Super Lig.The striker has now scored 10 times in 15 league games as well as five goals in four Europa League matches since his summer move from Chelsea.Ba joined for £4.7m after a season and a half at Stamford Bridge having joined the Blues from Newcastle in January 2013.
0Shares0000Manchester City’s midfielder Raheem Sterling (L) and Manchester City’s midfielder Kevin De Bruyne (R) celebrate at the end of the English Premier League football match against Manchester United December 10, 2017LONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 2 – Raheem Sterling scored the fastest goal of the Premier League season as leaders Manchester City got back on track with a 3-1 win against Watford on Tuesday, while Fernando Llorente put Tottenham on course for a 2-0 victory at his former club Swansea.Sterling struck after just 38 seconds before Christian Kabasele’s first-half own goal put Pep Guardiola’s side in control at Eastlands. Sergio Aguero made it three as City gave the perfect response after their 18-game winning run was ended in a goalless draw at Crystal Palace on Sunday.Unbeaten City are 15 points clear of second-placed Manchester United as they continue to turn the title race into a lengthy coronation party.Guardiola had complained that the hectic festive fixture schedule was a “disaster” after City striker Gabriel Jesus suffered a knee ligament injury at Palace.But Guardiola was able to replace the Brazilian with Sergio Aguero, while David Silva returned from a two-game absence.City, playing their fourth match in 11 days, were ahead inside a minute as Sterling met Leroy Sane’s cross with a near-post finish for his 18th goal this season.Having won 6-0 at Watford in September, City looked on course for another rout in the 13th minute when Watford’s Kabasele sliced an attempted clearance into his own net from Kevin De Bruyne’s cross.Yet they had to wait 50 minutes to score again as Argentine forward Aguero netted from close-range for his 16th goal of the season.Andre Gray’s 82nd minute goal for Watford came way too late to avoid a sixth defeat in their last seven league matches.With Harry Kane only fit enough for a place on the bench after illness, former Swansea striker Llorente made his first league start for Tottenham at the rain-lashed Liberty Stadium.Llorente marked the occasion with a 12th minute goal, the Spaniard powering home a header from Christian Eriksen’s free-kick despite Swansea’s appeals for offside.Puddles all over the pitch made it hard for Tottenham to establish their smooth-passing game and Kane, who finished 2017 with consecutive hat-tricks, was sent on for Llorente after 68 minutes.– Dramatic winner –Kane made his presence felt with a perfect pass to Dele Alli and the Tottenham midfielder finished at the second attempt to wrap up the points in the 89th minute.Tottenham move above Arsenal into fifth place and sit four points behind fourth placed Liverpool with a game in hand.Swansea remain bottom of the table as new boss Carlos Carvalhal was beaten for the first time in his second match since replacing the sacked Paul Clement.Andy Carroll’s stoppage-time strike sealed a vital 2-1 win for West Ham against second bottom West Bromwich Albion at the London Stadium.James McClean’s deflected shot from the edge of the area put Albion in front in the 30th minute.But Carroll equalised with a bullet header in the 59th minute.Carroll followed his first goal since April with a dramatic winner from close-range, lifting David Moyes’ side out of the bottom three.West Brom are winless in 20 top-flight fixtures — only three clubs have endured longer runs without a victory in the Premier League: Derby with 32, Sunderland with 26 and Norwich with 21.Crystal Palace came from behind to win 2-1 at Southampton thanks to Luka Milivojevic’s late goal.Palace fell behind in the 17th minute as Saints striker Shane Long scored for the first time since February last year.Long’s fine finish raced into the top corner from Jeremy Pied’s cross.But Palace equalised in the 69th minute when Scotland midfielder James McArthur volleyed home from Christian Benteke’s header.And Serbia midfielder Milivojevic redeemed himself for missing a last-minute penalty against Manchester City at the weekend as his long-range curler in the 80th minute lifted Palace away from the relegation zone.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
Sergio Ramos Rafa Benitez is ‘100 per cent’ sure Manchester United target Sergio Ramos will stay at Real Madrid this summer.The Red Devils are willing to exchange goalkeeper David de Gea for the Spain defender, who is reportedly unhappy about the salary he has been offered as part of a new deal at the Bernabeu.Ramos and Madrid are yet to resolve their differences, but Benitez insists the defender will remain at Real Madrid.“I have a lot of respect for (United manager) Louis van Gaal, but Sergio will be staying with us,” the Real Madrid manager said at a press conference in Australia prior to the team’s friendly against Manchester City.“He is our player, our captain. I would like to see him (at the club) at the beginning of the season, because he’s a key player for us.”When asked whether he was absolutely certain the centre-half would stay, Benitez said: “For me, 100 per cent.“I insist that it is clear for me and the club, Sergio will be here. Football is a curious world, but Ramos will be staying.” 1