Month: November 2019

Ancelotti: Ref attacked my characterAncelotti: Ref attacked my character

first_img Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/ Carlo Ancelotti slammed referee Piero Giacomelli after Napoli’s 2-2 draw with Atalanta for sending him off without just cause. “I feel under attack…” Ancelotti was sent straight down the tunnel by Giacomelli as tempers frayed towards the end of the match, when Napoli controversially had a penalty denied by VAR and Atalanta in turn were able to equalise. “Do you have any doubts as to whether it was a penalty or not?” the Coach asked in his post-game interview with Sky Sport Italia. “Here, there’s a clear disinterest of the player for the ball. I don’t even want to stay here and discuss whether it’s a penalty or not. “It seems self-evident to me. The VAR speaks of an elbow, but which elbow? It was a decision made by the VAR. We’re officiated by VAR. “Giacomelli told me, ‘help me sort this out.’ I told him, ‘but you have no doubt that it could be a penalty?’ After that he sent me to the dressing rooms, that’s it. “The team played very well, with good intensity and everything else. They deserved a different result. “We’re very sorry about all this, but we have to move on. I feel a little disappointed, I feel that my sincerity, professionalism, team and club have been a little under attack. “I’d rather talk as little as possible. Tonight we played very well. It was a game of sacrifice and we used up a lot of energy. “We pressed very well, we stopped them building from the back. We had good control of the game in the second half.” For all the heartache, Arkadiusz Milik continued his recent resurgence with another goal. “He’s an important asset for the club, he’s renewing his contract and we’re focusing on him. Now he’s playing consistently.”last_img read more

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Mancini: ‘Continue into Euro 2020’Mancini: ‘Continue into Euro 2020’

first_imgRoberto Mancini hopes Italy can “continue like this” into Euro 2020 after a 9-1 victory over Armenia. “You don’t score nine in an international nowadays.” The Azzurri secured their 100 per cent qualifying record in Group J, winning all 10 matches with a goal difference of +33. “It was a lovely evening, the last game in qualifying and we did it well. You don’t score nine goals in an international match nowadays, we gave our all to achieve that,” the CT told Rai Sport. “The records only count when we have won silverware.” Nicolò Zaniolo got a brace, while Riccardo Orsolini and Federico Chiesa also scored their first Italy goals. “These are all young lads who are improving game by game. Playing at international level brings experience, they’ve got the quality, it’s just a matter of time. “We’ll see what happens at Euro 2020. We’d never won all 10 games in a qualifying group, we’ve got six months to prepare for the championship and unfortunately I will have to leave some behind, as I can only bring 23 players. “If we can continue like this, that would be great!” Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/last_img read more

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Laxman practising on gravel pitch to prepare for Lanka tourLaxman practising on gravel pitch to prepare for Lanka tour

first_imgLeaving no stone unturned in his preparation for next month’s Sri Lanka tour, stylish batsman VVS Laxman is practising on gravel wickets to finetune his technique against spinners.The elegant stroke player said playing spinners well would be crucial to the team’s success in Sri Lanka and he was not taking any chance.”For the last two weeks, I am practising hard for the coming Sri Lanka tour. I am playing on the gravel pitches to finetune my technique as Sri Lanka has some quality spinners in Ajantha Mendis and Muttiah Muralitharan,” said the middle order batsman today.”They also have some other good slow bowlers like Rangana Herath. I want to do well and start the season on a high,” he said.”Two years back when we toured Sri Lanka we lost the series 1-2. This time we want to turn the things on them,” said the right-hander, who was in the city on a promotional tour.India will tour Sri Lanka in July-August for a three-match Test series and a triangular one-day series with New Zealand as the third team.The first Test match will begin on July 10 at Galle while the remaining two are scheduled in Colombo and Dambulla on July 18-22 and July 26-30 respectively.It is, however, Australia which brings out the best in Laxman and the elegant right-hander said he was waiting to strut his stuff against the old enemies when the Aussies tour India later this year.”Australia will tour India in winter and it’s always a great pleasure to host them,” Laxman said.advertisement”Australia is a highly competitive side in the Test cricket and I hope to present a tough challenge to them. We want to repeat our earlier performances on home soil where we have always won against them,” he said.Dwelling on the second-string Indian team playing a tri-series in Zimbabwe, Laxman said these are the players who would take over from the seniors.”The team in Zimbabwe is a very talented one and the boys have that killer instinct in them. The match against Sri Lanka was testimony of this fact where they crushed them in a comprehensive manner. These youngsters are the future of the country,” Laxman said.Football World Cup fever is fast catching on Laxman and he predicted Brazil would lift the trophy in South Africa.”Brazil is my favourite side as they have a flamboyant bunch of hugely talented players. I am a big fan of all the players and hope they will lift the cup,” Laxman said.last_img read more

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BCCI set to sack ModiBCCI set to sack Modi

first_imgThe BCCI is all set to deliver the final blow to suspended IPL commissioner Lalit Modi.Sources have told Headlines Today that BCCI is planning to call a special AGM and move a proposal to remove Modi.Acoording to sources, Lalit Modi has not much support left within the BCCI.The top BCCI bosses are angry over the mud-slinging campaign being run by Modi through the media.The BCCI constitution states that no member can use the media to fight their battles.A decision to remove Modi can be taken after it is passed by two-thirds majority.BCCI sources told Headlines Today that Modi can continue to fight the board from court, once he was sacked.last_img

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Youngster drowns in swimming pool in cityYoungster drowns in swimming pool in city

first_imgA 12-year-old girl drowned under mysterious circumstances while swimming at the Khazan Singh Swimming Academy in New Delhi on Tuesday night.A Class VII student of Bloom Public School in Vasant Kunj, Amrita had gone for swimming classes with her mother Kiran and younger brother Jasraj.According to the police, relatives of the deceased said Amrita had gone into the pool around 8.30 pm and had drowned within 15 minutes. Sources said the girl seemed to have some medical problems and she suffered an attack while she was under water.A resident of C-II Vasant Kunj, Amrita lived with her father Gurdeep Singh, a manager with a multinational company in Gurgaon, her mother Kiran, and two brothers.Maneet, Amrita’s elder brother, said the family did not suspect foul play.”We have told the police it is a case of natural death. Contrary to reports in the media, my mother told us there were life guards and the coach was present inside the pool. The staff tried their best to save my sister but failed,” he said.Maneet refused to comment on how his sister drowned. “We have given our statement to the police and do not want to say anything more,” he said.Police sources said preliminary interrogation of the staff at the sports complex revealed Amrita had an attack while she was swimming and required medical attention.”One of the lifeguards saw the girl floating in the pool. The lifeguard and the others rescued her and gave her first aid. After that, she was taken to a nearby private hospital where she was declared brought-dead. We have conducted the postmortem and are investigating the case. Once the autopsy reports are out we will be able to tell the cause of her death clearly,” said a senior police officer.advertisementThe Khazan Singh Swimming Academy remained shut on Wednesday with the authorities posting a notice at the main gate.According to the officials of the academy, Amrita had joined their facility a few months ago.”At the time of the incident, there were around 10-12 girls in the swimming pool. There was no foul play and our staff tried their best to revive her. She did not die because of drowning but because of an attack,” said an official at the swimming pool.last_img read more

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John Abraham to play a nerdJohn Abraham to play a nerd

first_imgJohn Abraham is set to surprise his fans with his new avatar. Forget the itsy-bitsy swimming trunks from Dostana, the actor actually slouches and shuffles his way through Jhootha Hi Sahi and will even be seen sporting a paunch.The film is directed by Abbas Tyrewala and John says his look in the film is “very different and not something anyone has seen me in before”. “From a Greek to a geek, long journey I think,” said John.Said Tyrewala: “This is a side to John that no one has seen. He’s painfully ordinary in speech, body language and clothes. He wears thick glasses and can’t look straight into anyone’s eyes.”The clothes for John’s character were bought off the rack from departmental stores. “Yup, no designer clothes for John in Jhootha Hi Sahi. We shopped for his clothes in retail outlets, actually purchased working class labels like Arrow and Raymonds,” said the director.Naturally, stripping for the camera would seem like the last thing on the character’s mind. But hang on! John’s nerdy character does take off his clothes in Jhootha Hi Sahi. “And when he does strip, boy does it come as a shock,” laughed the director. When John disrobes, fans would be shocked to see a little paunch peeping out.”John wanted to put on a lot more weight. I decided against overdoing it. Those who are used to seeing his chiselled body would be shocked by the absence of contours when he strips,” said Tyrewala.last_img read more

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Racela, Chua engage in shouting match at halftimeRacela, Chua engage in shouting match at halftime

first_imgSports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTNT head coach Nash Racela and Ginebra governor Alfrancis Chua exchanged heated words during the halftime break of Game 3 of the PBA Governors’ Cup semifinals Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. Racela had been complaining about the officiating especially when his team got called for five straight fouls in the duration of three minutes at the start of the second period.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse charges Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors The TNT head coach’s emotions got him checked and received a technical in the second period. Racela and Chua got aggressive with each other for almost three minutes in the back of house area of the Big Dome before PBA Commissioner got in between the two. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingGinebra head coach Tim Cone also pulled away Chua to help end the scuffle. Racela’s older brother Olsen, an assistant coach for Ginebra, also tried to pacify the situation after Chua had gone to the Gin Kings’ locker. Chinese-Taipei club Attack Line welcomes Valdez, Vietnamese star 4T MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

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