UWI hold off Tivoli in Red Stripe Premier League

first_imgUWI FC held Tivoli Gardens to a 0-0 draw in their Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) football match at the Edward Seaga Complex yesterday. The result lifted the university team to 39 points, while Tivoli inched up to 33. The home team was more dangerous throughout the contest, but resolute defending from the visitors kept their chances at a minimum. Their best opportunity fell midway the half when Andre McFarlane’s corner landed between a host of Tivoli players in the area, but no one could capitalise on the loose ball. UWI’s head coach Marcel Gayle thought his team showed character to get a hard earned point. “We are more mature in the league now. We will not always get a good game for 90 minutes, so today, we had to grind out a point. We went down a man early in the second-half and we showed courage and determination,” he said. “But we are coming off a loss on the road and we are still on the road and it’s wonderful to come to Tivoli and get a point. Going forward, these are the games we want to play, where we grind out victories and grind out a point, so this is a feather in UWI’s hat,” he added. Tivoli’s assistant coach Damion Gordon thought there was a lack of cutting edge from his team. “We should have won the game, but it’s football and we didn’t play with much urgency and we lacked the killer instinct. Tivoli, over years, had that killer instinct and we need to get it back,” said the former Tivoli captain. In another early game, Portmore (54) missed a great opportunity to go back atop the league after they were held to a 2-2 draw by relegation-threatened Reno (32) at Frome Complex. Reno took the lead twice through Renario Downswell (33rd, 84th). Portmore secured a point with strikes from Tremaine Stewart (70th) and Ricardo Morris (90th). Montego Bay United lead with 55 points. Yesterday’s Results Tivoli Gardens 0 UWI FC 0 Reno FC 2 Portmore United 2 Humble Lion 1. Harbour View 1. Waterhouse 2. Rivoli 1 Today’s game 8:40 p.m. Arnett Gardens vs Boys’ Town at Anthony Spaulding Sports Complexlast_img read more

Ross Barkley inspires Everton to eighth straight home win, Watford edge Swansea

first_imgEverton midfielder Ross Barkley ended a difficult week off the field by inspiring his team to an eighth straight home win with a 3-1 victory over Burnley at Goodison Park in the Premier League on Saturday.Barkley’s shot, deflected off Burnley defender Ben Mee, put Everton 2-1 up in the 71st minute and the league’s top scorer Romelu Lukaku made sure of the win three minutes later with his 24th strike of the season.England international Barkley had been the victim of an assault in a bar on Sunday and was then at the centre of a controversial column in The Sun newspaper. He was given a standing ovation when he was substituted in the final moments.A 52nd-minute Sam Vokes penalty had brought Burnley level after Phil Jagielka had scrambled Everton ahead three minutes earlier.Barkley, who also faces a big decision over whether to commit to a new contract with Everton, offered reminders of his quality on the ball throughout as Ronald Koeman’s team ensured Burnley remain without an away win this season.Despite that form, Burnley started confidently and went close to an opener in the 19th minute when Barkley was forced to clear a powerful Michael Keane header, from a corner, off the line.The visitors should have taken the lead in the 34th minute when an awful back-pass from Jagielka played in Burnley striker Sam Vokes but, clear on goal, the Welsh international shot tamely straight at Joel Robles.Everton, who had been tentative and subdued, ended the half strongly, however, with Mason Holgate bringing a fine save out of Burnley keeper Tom Heaton with a low drive towards the bottom corner.advertisementKoeman brought on an extra striker at the interval with Enner Valencia replacing Idrissa Gana and the Ecuadorean forward immediately tested Heaton with a fierce drive.Shortly after, the home side went ahead when Ashley Williams flicked a corner from Kevin Mirallas goalwards and Jagielka scrambled the ball over the line.The Everton lead lasted barely three minutes, though, Everton keeper Robles inexplicably sliding through the back of Vokes as he moved harmlessly away from the goal and the Burnley forward rose to convert the spot-kick.Mirallas wasted a good opportunity when found by Barkley inside the area but he shot meekly at Heaton but the Beglian did better moments later when his well-struck effort flew against the post.The pressure paid off when Barkley wriggled space for himself on the edge of the area and his shot deflected off two Burnley defenders and crept into the bottom corner.There was nothing lucky about Everton’s third, which came three minutes later, Lukaku spinning superbly to turn past Keane and blast a shot past Heaton at the near post.Lukaku has now scored in nine successive home games – the last player to achieve that feat was Dixie Dean in 1934.WATFORD BEAT SWANSEAFrench striker Etienna Capoue pounced on a defensive error just before halftime to give Watford a deserved 1-0 win over struggling Swansea City in the Premier League on Saturday.Swansea defender Alfie Mawson was caught in possession and though his goalkeeper Lukas Fabianski managed to block Capoue’s first shot with his legs, the Frenchman slammed home the rebound to give Watford the lead.In bright sunshine, Swansea had more than their fair share of possession in the second half but created little, their best chance a stoppage-time header by Gylfi Sigurdsson that flashed just wide.A sixth straight away defeat left Swansea in the bottom three on 28 points while Watford are in mid-table on 40.last_img read more

Will be a huge loss if India pulls out of Champions Trophy: Hashim Amla

first_imgSouth African cricketers David Miller and Hashim Amla has said it would be a great loss if the Indian team pulls out of the Champions Trophy as the country has largest number of cricket followers in the world.”If they do not participate in the Champions Trophy, it is going to be a big loss because India has a huge cricket followers in the world. Hence, it is not going to be great for stakeholders,” Miller said.Amla added: “If India pulls out, it will be a huge loss for Champions Trophy getting exposure. If somebody wants to see an exciting Champions Trophy, then all eight top teams in the world should be participating.”Miller also said he was not aware of the politics behind the issue or who could replace India in case they pull out of the tournament.”Which team will come in as replacement for India, I do not know. Nor do I know what they are going to do,” he said.Doubts of India’s participation in Champions Trophy came to the fore after BCCI missed the April 25 deadline set for announcing the squad for the Champions Trophy.The BCCI, who has been at loggerheads with the ICC on the proposed revenue model which considerably cuts down India’s share, issued a threat of pulling out of the Champions Trophy.Critics see the delay in announcing the Indian squad for the tournament as a ploy by the BCCI to apply pressure on ICC, who on April 27 meeting in Dubai reduced the Indian Cricket Board’s revenue share from USD 570 million for an eight-year period to a total of USD 293 million.advertisementlast_img read more

Real Madrid vs Malaga: Team news & TV

first_imgReal Madrid Real Madrid vs Malaga: TV channel, stream, kick-off time, odds & match preview Oli Platt Last updated 1 year ago 02:05 11/25/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Karim Benzema Real Madrid Getty Images Real Madrid Real Madrid v Málaga Málaga Primera División Los Blancos have the chance to make up ground on at least one of their title rivals this weekend as Valencia host Barcelona on Sunday Real Madrid will hope to capitalise on the certainty of either Valencia or Barcelona dropping points this weekend when they take on Malaga on Saturday.Zinedine Zidane’s men host the 18th-place side, who have won two of their past three games, at the Santiago Bernabeu.A day later Barcelona and Valencia, who currently sit first and second in La Liga, will meet in a top-of-the-table clash at Mestalla. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Game Real Madrid vs Malaga Date Saturday, November 25 Time 15:15 GMT / 10:15 ET TV CHANNEL & LIVE STREAM Dani Carvajal Real MadridIn the UK, the match will be unavailable to watch live on television or stream as it falls within the 15:00 to 17:00 blackout period. UK TV channel Online stream None None In the US, the match will be available to watch live on television on beIN Sports and by stream via beIN Sports Connect. US TV channel Online stream beIN Sports beIN Sports Connect SQUADS & TEAM NEWS Position Real Madrid players Goalkeepers Navas, Casilla, Moha Defenders Carvajal, Vallejo, Varane, Marcelo, Theo Midfielders Kroos, Modric, Casemiro, Llorente, Isco, Kovacic, Ceballos Forwards Ronaldo, Benzema, Vazquez, Mayoral Sergio Ramos (broken nose) and Gareth Bale (thigh) are back in training but will not feature in this match. Keylor Navas and Mateo Kovacic (both groin), however, are set to be involved.Marco Asensio will not be risked due to a minor injury, while third-choice goalkeeper Luca Zidane remains out and Nacho is suspended for yellow-card accumulation.Young right-back Achraf Hakimi has also been left out of the squad.Potential starting XI: Casilla; Carvajal, Vallejo, Varane, Marcelo; Modric, Casemiro, Kroos; Isco; Benzema, Ronaldo. Position Malaga players Goalkeepers Roberto, Prieto Defenders Gonzalez, Hernandez, Juankar, Rosales, Baysse Midfielders Rolon, Adrian, Juanpi, Chory, Recio, Ontiveros, Cecchini, Keko, Mula Forwards Borja, Penaranda, Rolan Malaga have their captain, Recio, back in contention.Among coach Michel’s unavailable players are defenders Miguel Torres and Federico Ricca and midfielder Zdravko Kuzmanovic.Potential starting XI: Roberto; Rosales, Hernandez, Baysse, Juankar; Keko, Recio, Adrian, Chory; Borja, Rolan.BETTING & MATCH ODDS Zinedine Zidane Real MadridMadrid are 1/12 favourites to win, according to dabblebet, with Malaga priced at 25/1 and the draw available at 10/1.Click here to view dabblebet’s full selection of available match markets. GAME PREVIEW Cristiano Ronaldo Real MadridThis is an important weekend for Real Madrid as they seek to close the gap on both Barcelona and Valencia in La Liga.Los Blancos are 10 points behind their biggest rivals, who sit top of the table, and six behind Marcelino’s rejuvenated side. They meet at Mestalla this weekend and at least one will drop points.Madrid will know they must capitalise at home to a Malaga side that has improved of late but looks like it could be threatened with relegation.After this, Madrid play in the Copa del Rey in midweek before a challenging run of matches and travel kicks off with a visit to Athletic Club next weekend.They then face Borussia Dortmund and Sevilla at home before taking off for the Club World Cup, where they will play two matches in Abu Dhabi.Seven days after the final or third-place play-off, they will welcome Barca to the Santiago Bernabeu for the first Clasico in La Liga this season.last_img read more

STARTERS ORDERS Thursday

first_img[dropcap]W[/dropcap]elcome to Starters Orders. Our daily midday update from the trading room at Star Sports with our key market movers for the day across all sports.Thursday 4 May HORSE RACING4.20 TowcesterHorace Hazel 100/30 > 2/14.40 LingfieldWelsh Rose 7/2 > 2/16.50 ClonmelStorm Ranger 10/1 > 7/17.30 SedgefieldCaptain Mowbray 3/1 > 5/2LIVE FOOTBALLNational League Play-Off Semi-Final 1st Leg19:00 BT Sport 1 / BT Sport 1 HD / BT Sport 4K UHD7/4 Dagenham & Redbridge 6/4 Forest Green Rovers 12/5 DRAWLeague One Play-Off Semi-Final 1st Leg19:45 Sky Sports 1 / Sky Sports 1 HDevens Millwall 3/1 Scunthorpe United 5/2 DRAWLeague One Play-Off Semi-Final 1st Leg19:45 Sky Sports 5 / Sky Sports 5 HD17/20 Bradford City 7/2 Fleetwood Town 12/5 DRAWUEFA Europa League Semi-Final 1st Leg20:05 BT Sport 2 / BT Sport 2 HD12/5 Celta Vigo 13/10 Man Utd 11/5 DRAWBET WITH STAR SPORTS 08000 521 321last_img read more