Football News Bengaluru FC lose 3-0 to Barcelona B, end 2018 tour of Spain

By on September 19, 2020

first_imgNew Delhi: Bengaluru FC wrapped up their 2018 tour of Spain with a 3-0 defeat in the hands of FC Barcelona B at the Mini Estadi in Barcelona, Spain on August 15, 2018. The Blues were cautious in their approach in the early minutes of the first half as the Spanish outfit attacked in their usual possession-based style. The Indian club showed great resilience as they were compact in shape and defended extremely well.ALSO READ: Remove all-rounder tag from Hardik Pandya, says Harbhajan SinghBengaluru FC worked hard off the ball ad threw Barcelona B on the back foot with successive chances around the 20-minute mark.Skipper Sunil Chhetri was at his usual best as he created a goal-scoring chance for Miku, but was denied by a reflex save from Ezkeita. A few minutes later, the Indian skipper fired a left volley just wide of the post.FC Barcelona B upped their game in the second half as they went 2-0 up in just seven minutes around the hour mark.ALSO READ: Facebook to air LaLiga matches for free in Indian subcontinentMonchu opened the scoring for Barca B with a screamer from distance in the 55th minute followed by a cool Carles Perez finish from a narrow-angle in the 62nd minute.Perez doubled his tally in the 73rd minute as the hosts completely took advantage off a fatigued Bengaluru FC backline.Few half chances fell for Bengaluru following a bunch of changes in the final quarter, but Barcelona B managed to bag the victory with a 3-0 scoreline.A total of 23 players were utilised by coach Carles Cuadrat as the Blues played four friendly games in their 2018 tour of Spain.Bengaluru FC return to India on August 16 and is set to host Altyn Asyr FK in the first leg of the AFC Cup Inter-Zone semi-final at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium on August 22. For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

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Photos: Oakland A’s release new renderings of their proposed Howard Terminal stadium

By on December 20, 2019

first_imgThe Oakland A’s are showing off the newest renderings of their proposed 35,000-seat ballpark at Howard Terminal near Jack London Square.The Port of Oakland’s board of commissioners have approved giving the A’s four years to conduct an environmental review and obtain land use permits, steps needed for them to eventually lease the 50-acre site. The team plans to play ball at the new stadium by 2023.The A’s also released new renderings of their plans for the existing Coliseum site. …last_img read more

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London Olympics: Taoufik Makhloufi wins gold in 1,500m race

By on November 28, 2019

first_imgAlgeria’s Taoufik Makhloufi won gold in the men’s 1,500m on Tuesday, a day after having his disqualification from the event revoked. Makhloufi, 24, put in a blistering final 200 metres to take gold in three minutes, 34.08 seconds.Makhloufi had been thrown out of the Olympics for not trying his best in an early 800m heat.He was reinstated on appeal on Monday after submitting a doctor’s note that he had been carrying an injury.Leonel Manzano of the US took silver with a season’s best of 3:34.79.The bronze went to Morocco’s Abdalaati Iguider in 3:35.13.Beijing gold medalist Asbel Kiprop finished a surprise 12th in a relatively slow race.last_img read more

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Antetokounmpo funds basketball court in fire-ravaged Greece

By on November 27, 2019

first_imgPH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss MOST READ Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Frank Vogel introduction caught up in ongoing Lakers drama FILE – Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks stands on the court before the game against the Toronto Raptors in Game One of the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2019 NBA Playoffs at the Fiserv Forum on May 15, 2019 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images/AFPATHENS, Greece — Greek NBA star Giannis Antetokounmpo has agreed to fund the construction of an indoor basketball court in a fire-ravaged area outside Athens where at least 100 people were killed last year.The mayor of the Rafina area where the fire occurred last July said on Monday the local authority received the offer from the Milwaukee Bucks player to build the court at a new recycling park that is being planned in the area. The mayor, Vangelis Bournous, gave no details of the construction cost but said the venue would be ready at the end of this summer.ADVERTISEMENT DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew LATEST STORIES View comments Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue The forward, the son of immigrants from Nigeria, was born and grew up in Athens and moved to the United States in 2013 to join the Bucks. He has a huge following in his home country, with fans following his games in the middle of the night.Antetokounmpo maintains close ties with Greece and has taken part in campaigns to promote a Greek airline and tourism, as well as recycling. His older brother, Thanasis Antetokounmpo, lives in Athens and plays for local club Panathinaikos, coached by Rick Pitino, formerly of the Boston Celtics and the Louisville Cardinals.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess The blaze gutted the seaside resort of Mati, east of Athens, and other coastal areas, destroying more than a thousand homes.“Antetokounmpo, the well-known Giannis Antetokounmpo, has made a donation at the site to build an indoor court — I’m announcing this for the first time,” Bournous said at a campaign event ahead of local elections on Sunday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“It will be built with a modern method using a steel building frame so it can be ready by the end of the summer.”Antetokounmpo’s Bucks are leading in the NBA Eastern Conference finals 2-1 over the Toronto Raptors.last_img read more

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Play Rugby League this winter

By on November 7, 2019

first_imgWith competitions running from early childhood all the way through to masters, winter is the perfect time to play Rugby League. Playing Rugby League is the perfect complement to a summer of Touch Football action, helping to keep fitness and skills high throughout the year. Competitions are run throughout all areas of Australia and registering your interest with a local club is a simple three step process. As an added incentive all registered Junior League, officials and volunteers will automatically become a member of the PLAY NRL Rewards Program. This program entitles members to a host of benefits, including one free ticket to a game every round of the NRL Premiership season. For more information and to find your nearest club please visit Related Filesposter-pngRelated LinksPlay Rugby Leaguelast_img read more

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a month agoMan Utd hero Scholes: Sell Pogba – he’s not a big loss!

By on October 28, 2019

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Man Utd hero Scholes: Sell Pogba – he’s not a big loss!by Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the lovePaul Scholes says Manchester United will not miss Paul Pogba. The World Cup winner wants to leave the club from Real Madrid.Red Devils legend Scholes thinks the club could deal with losing the talented midfielder.”I think it’s quite clear he wants to move on,” said Scholes, a 13-time Premier League winner.”He wanted to go to Real Madrid, for whatever reason it didn’t happen.”I wouldn’t be surprised if the same offer had been made like with Cristiano when he was at United.”If they’ve asked him to stay for a year we’ll see what happens, but I don’t think he’ll be a big loss to United.”I don’t think his form has been great anyway, over the two or three years he’s been there. I’m sure there are more players who can do just as good a job.” last_img read more

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a month agoMan Utd social media abuse unbelievable – Mata

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first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd social media abuse unbelievable – Mataby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United midfielder Juan Mata has found the abuse he gets on social media as “unbelievable”.Mata and his under-fire team-mates have endured a stuttering start to the season that has seen the pressure pile on manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.Speaking to The Times, he said: “As players, we all have to take responsibility. We are United. There are many people outside waiting for United not to be good and enjoying it when we don’t do well.”We have two options: to stick together or let that criticism and that enjoyment from others at our results affect us in a way that we divide ourselves. One weekend you’re an idol, you score the winner, and three days later you miss a big chance and you’re a villain.“The repercussions of every single action in a game is unbelievable. It can be turned into a video seen by millions instantly on Twitter or Instagram , missing a penalty, making a mistake, and it’s seen as ‘a tragedy’ on many smartphones and in many minds.” last_img read more

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Businesses Urged to Support Ramps for Schools Project

By on October 24, 2019

first_img “We are committing $1.5 million per school to instal ramps for this year. A budget of $50 million has been earmarked from our Ministry, and we are looking forward to corporate Jamaica to complement that with their $50 million,” he said. Story Highlights Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, is calling on corporate entities to match the $50-million allocation by the Government to equip public schools with wheelchair ramps. Work will get under way at the St Ann’s Bay Infant School in St. Ann on Labour Day, May 23, which is being observed under the theme ‘Ramp it up… Fix it up’. Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, is calling on corporate entities to match the $50-million allocation by the Government to equip public schools with wheelchair ramps.An initial 126 institutions, two in each of the island’s 63 constituencies, are being targeted under the ‘Ramps for Schools’ project.Work will get under way at the St Ann’s Bay Infant School in St. Ann on Labour Day, May 23, which is being observed under the theme ‘Ramp it up… Fix it up’.“We are committing $1.5 million per school to instal ramps for this year. A budget of $50 million has been earmarked from our Ministry, and we are looking forward to corporate Jamaica to complement that with their $50 million,” he said.Minister Reid was bringing greetings at the National Workers’ Week and Labour Day Thanksgiving Church Service held on Sunday (May 20) at the Portmore Holiness Christian Church, Hellshire Main Road, Portmore.Of the island’s 971 public infant, primary and high schools and over 2,900 early-childhood institutions, only about 138 primary and high schools have been fitted with ramps.Senator Reid said that the ‘Ramps for Schools’ project will run for an initial one year after Labour Day and will continue until “all schools are fully equipped and provide enabled access to all our vulnerable population”.“That means we have a lot of work to do because we have to get all of these institutions retrofitted, including bathroom facilities to ensure that they are fully accessible to our physically challenged,” he said.“The aim is to target organisations to support the remaining schools,” he added.Minister Reid said the theme for Labour Day is timely, and lauded the decision taken by the National Labour Day Planning Committee to focus on the most vulnerable.“There can be no invisible people if we are truly serious about furthering the development of workers’ rights. Each and every one has to be equally protected under the law. Protection of the most vulnerable also means equal access to services and opportunities,” he said.last_img read more

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Ottawa to let chiefs review draft First Nation education legislation before tabling

By on October 14, 2019

first_imgBy Jorge Barrera APTN National News OTTAWA–The Harper government is planning to allow First Nations leaders to study proposed legislation governing on-reserve education before tabling it in the House of Commons, APTN National News has learned.Aboriginal Affairs is expected to release a discussion paper this week on their consultation plans around the proposed First Nations K to 12 education legislation. The paper could be released as early as Tuesday, a source with knowledge of the file said on condition of anonymity.The move by Ottawa to allow First Nations leaders view and provide input on a draft of the legislation could go a long way in attracting buy-in from chiefs who’ve rejected the idea outright.Aboriginal Affairs Minister John Duncan’s office issued an emailed statement to APTN National News saying no details would be provided until the official announcement. The minister’s office did not directly respond to a question on whether chiefs would get a look at the draft of the legislation.“As we’ve stated, we are committed to intensive consultation,” said Duncan’s spokesperson Jan O’Driscoll.Duncan has been meeting directly with First Nations leaders on education since September.Chiefs from treaty nations in Ontario, Manitoba and Saskatchewan have opposed plans for legislation saying education is a treaty right that Ottawa has failed to respect.The chiefs also passed resolutions at a special education gathering earlier this fall and at last week’s special chiefs assembly against the legislation. It was widely believed that Duncan would follow the Harper government’s recent pattern and table the legislation as a done deal.The National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations Shawn Atleo faced criticism from some quarters after he met with Duncan following last week’s chiefs gathering to discuss education.  The head of the chief’s committee on education, Nova Scotia regional Chief Morley Googoo, also attended the meeting. The meeting was requested by chiefs on the AFN’s education committee.The chiefs, however, indicated earlier this year they would consider supporting it if they got a good look at the draft before it hit parliament.This past July, during the Assembly of First Nation’s annual gathering in Toronto which re-elected Shawn Atleo, chiefs passed a resolution calling on the government to first get approval from chiefs for the legislation before it tabling it in the House of Commons.The issue has been extremely contentious and chiefs from Saskatchewan, Ontario and Quebec recently withdrew from participating on a blue-ribbon education panel endorsed by Ottawa and the AFN. The panel’s recommendations were to form part of the basis for the legislation.jbarrera@aptn.calast_img read more

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Winnipeg police confirm body discovered east of city is Christine Wood

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first_imgBrittany Hobson APTN National NewsThe Winnipeg Police Service confirmed Saturday that remains discovered in Springfield, a rural community east of Winnipeg, are those of Christine Wood.Wood, 21, went missing 10 months ago.A local landowner discovered remains and notified police Thursday morning.Police received a positive identification Friday evening.At the news conference Saturday morning, Chief Danny Smyth addressed the Wood family, who are from Bunibonibee Cree Nation, north of Winnipeg.“To George and Melinda Wood I cannot begin to know your pain. I will ensure Christine Wood is returned home to you as soon as possible,” said Smyth.Wood was last seen leaving a Winnipeg hotel in August 2016. She was staying in the city with her parents.In April, police announced they had charged Brett Overby, 30, with second-degree murder in connection with Wood’s death.At the time police had not located her body. Police said there was enough forensic evidence found in his North End home to charge him.Police will not confirm the cause of death but said she did not die of natural causes.Overby’s next court appearance is scheduled for June 5.bhobson@aptn.calast_img read more

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