Lambert preparing for Hull “final”

first_imgPaul Lambert is priming his Aston Villa players for a “cup final” that could secure the club’s Premier League status. The under-pressure manager was far from downbeat following his side’s 4-1 defeat to Swansea at the Liberty Stadium yesterday. He felt his team had performed well for more than an hour before the hosts pulled away with goals from Pablo Hernandez and an injury-time Wilfried Bony penalty. The heavy loss, which capped a run of only one point from the last 18, left Villa in 16th, only four points above the relegation zone. And with daunting trips to title-chasing Manchester City followed by Tottenham to round off the season, Lambert knows next week’s clash with Hull at Villa Park could prove crucial. “Next week’s game is a cup final,” he said. “That’s it, in a nutshell.” Villa and Lambert were booed by their travelling support at the end of the game. But Lambert said he will shoulder that criticism and is expecting the claret and blue faithful to be fully behind their team for the crunch game with Hull. He added: “If you ask any football person – if your destiny is in your own hands, you take it. You don’t want to rely on anybody else.” Bony’s opener was cancelled out by a well-worked goal from Gabby Agbonlahor as Villa arguably had the better of the first half. But a stunning 45-yard lob from Jonjo Shelvey was a dagger to the heart. Going into the break 2-1 down, the visitors never recovered. Nevertheless, Lambert’s opposite number Garry Monk believes Villa, like his Swansea side, will beat the drop. He said: “On this evidence, I think yes. Obviously, they’ll be disappointed with the result, but you could see enough fight and quality. “After the first goal for us, when we went one up, I think for the next 15, 20 minutes they showed what they can do and they had some very good opportunities. “I think we defended well in that period and stayed in the game, conceded just the one goal which was disappointing, but I can see more than enough for them to survive.” The win further strengthened Swansea’s own hopes of survival. Monk added: “For us, it’s been a disappointing season overall. The standards haven’t been there, we’ve been a little bit inconsistent but we want to finish strongly and that’s the message we try to put out in the last few games. “Hopefully, in the next two games we can do that and really finish the season on a positive.” Monk, who was given the interim manager’s job after Michael Laudrup was sacked in February, is expecting to speak to the board “soon” about his future. “Hopefully, very soon,” he said. “Just to clear it up and clarify exactly what their thoughts are for the future. I think that’s for the good of the club, the fans, myself, everyone. And I’m sure the chairman thinks that.” Press Associationlast_img read more

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Cricket News ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: India to play warm-up games against New Zealand, Bangladesh

first_img New Delhi: The International Cricket Council has announced the warm-up fixtures for the 10 sides before the start of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 which will be held in England. In a statement released by the ICC, the matches will be played from May 24 to May 28 and it will be played in four venues, namely the Bristol County Ground, Cardiff Wales stadium, Hampshire Bowl and The Oval. All the 10 sides will play two warm-up games and they will be 50 overs. However, the matches will not be granted ODI status and the teams can use all the 15 members in the side.  India will be playing two warm-up games and they will be against New Zealand at The Oval on May 25 while their second game will be against Bangladesh at Cardiff. Australia, the five-time champions, will play against England at Hampshire and against Sri Lanka in Hampshire. The Indian Premier League is scheduled to begin on March 23 and will be played in India and it is expected to end by mid-May. Virat Kohli’s Indian cricket team will begin their World Cup campaign against South Africa in Hampshire on June 5. India will play warm-up games against New Zealand and Bangladesh.ICC Cricket World Cup warm-up games will be in Cardiff, Hampshire, London and Bristol.India will play Pakistan in Manchester in June 16. Speaking about the announcement of the fixtures, ICC Managing Director Steve Elworthy said, “It is always a huge milestone announcing an exciting warm-up schedule for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup as it really highlights just how close we are to the action getting underway this summer. These games provide another fantastic opportunity for fans to see world-class players at their local venue and allow the tournament to engage local schools and communities with another chance to get involved with the Cricket World Cup.”After the clash against South Africa, India face two massive games against Australia at The Oval on June 9 while they take on New Zealand on June 13 in Trent Bridge but all eyes will be on the June 16 clash against Pakistan in Manchester. The 2019 World Cup will be held in England and it will be the first time after 20 years that the nation is hosting the tournament. The format will be like the 1992 World Cup where every team plays the other and the top four secure qualification into the play-offs. highlights For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

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Grealish Called up to England Squad First Time

first_imgAston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish has been called up to the England senior squad for the first time.However, Marcus Rashford and Harry Winks have pulled out of Gareth Southgate’s squad for the Nations League fixtures in Iceland and Denmark.Grealish, 24, has previously represented England at Under-21 level and was a member of Southgate’s 2016 Toulon Tournament-winning squad. It follows call-ups for Conor Coady and Ainsley Maitland-Nileson Saturday.Following his withdrawal, Manchester United forward Rashford tweeted:”Gutted. Never want to let this team down but these fixtures just came a little too soon for me.“I tried my best but I have to focus on starting the season at my strongest for club and country. Good luck boys, I’ll be cheering you on from home.”England’s players met up at St George’s Park on Monday.Southgate’s side face their Euro 2016 conquerors Iceland in Reykjavik on 5 September before playing Denmark in Copenhagen three days later.The disruption caused to the football calendar by coronavirus, including Euro 2020 being delayed by a year until 2021, means England have not played since November 2019, when a 4-0 win in Kosovo concluded their Euro 2020 qualification campaign.England squadGoalkeepers: Dean Henderson, Jordan Pickford, Nick PopeDefenders: Trent Alexander-Arnold, Conor Coady, Eric Dier, Joe Gomez, Michael Keane, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Tyrone Mings, Kieran Trippier, Kyle WalkerMidfielders: Phil Foden, Mason Mount, Kalvin Phillips, Declan Rice, James Ward-Prowse, Jack GrealishForwards: Tammy Abraham, Mason Greenwood, Danny Ings, Harry Kane, Jadon Sancho, Raheem SterlingShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Dennerby Lists 30 Falcons to Open Camp for Olympic Qualifier

first_imgAhead of the first round of the African qualifying race for the Women’s Football Tournament of next year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo, Super Falcons’ Head Coach, Thomas Dennerby has invited 30 players to start a camping programme in Abuja as from Thursday, 8th August.Nigerias has been drawn to face Algeria in the first round of the qualifying fixtures, with both legs of the fixture to be concluded between 26th August and 3rd September 2019.The Nigeria Football Federation has announced that the return leg of fixture, which first leg will be in Algeria, will take place at the Agege Stadium, Lagos – one of the venues inspected by a FIFA team on Tuesday as possible host venue of the 10th FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup that Nigeria is bidding to host next year. All invited players are expected to arrive at the Chida Hotel, Abuja on Thursday, 8th August.Goalkeepers: Jonathan Alaba (Bayelsa Queens); Christy Ohiaeriaku (Delta Queens); Tochukwu Oluehi (Rivers Angels); Chiamaka Nnadozie (Rivers Angels)Defenders: Glory Ogbonna (Ibom Angels); Chidinma Okeke (FC Robo); Abidemi Ibe (Bayelsa Queens); Ugochi Emenayo (Nasarawa Amazons); Margaret Etim (Rivers Angels); Maryam Ibrahim (Nasarawa Amazons); Maureen Okpala (Confluence Queens); Joy Duru (Nasarawa Amazons)Midfielders: Peace Efih (Rivers Angels); Osarenoma Igbinovia (Bayelsa Queens); Amarachi Okoronkwo (Nasarawa Amazons); Cecilia Nku (Rivers Angels); Adebisi Saheed (Bayelsa Queens); Cynthia Aku (Rivers Angels); Regina Otu (Pelican Stars); Celine Ottah (Bayelsa Queens)Forward: Adejoke Ejalonibu (Nasarawa Amazons); Rafiat Sule (Rivers Angels); Joy Bokiri (Bayelsa Queens); Alice Ogebe (Rivers Angels); Nneka Julius (Edo Queens); Tessy Biahwo (Bayelsa Queens); Lola Phillip (Nasarawa Amazons); Celine Ottah (Bayelsa Queens); Rofiat Imuran (Sunshine Queens); Joy Jerry (Bayelsa Queens)Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Nightclub scandal rocks Kevin Prince Boateng at AC Milan

first_imgAC Milan midfielder Kevin Prince Boateng is facing a huge fine by the Italian club after being spotted in a nightclub the night before Sunday’s 1-0 defeat to Palermo.The former European champions are expected to slap US$100,000 fine on the ‘stubborn’ Ghana international after the heavy night out.The Germany-born player was pictured with three other AC Milan players Merkel and Emanuelson dancing wildly.Some reports in Italian newspapers even claim it was an alcohol-fueled outing by the trio.The defeat to Palermo left AC Milan just two points ahead of closest challengers Inter Milan with the two sides scheduled to meet next week.All the three culprits were on the bench with Boateng being the only player who got the chance to play as he came on as a substitute. The revelation has infuriated fans of the Italian club and even Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi who is the club owner has even commented on the ‘disgrace’.The punishment is expected to be made public in the coming days.He is also under fire in Ghana for missing friendlies matches against Sudan, Togo and Congo, claiming he is injured.Source: Ghanasoccernet.comlast_img read more

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Second-string Spain hit 10 past Tahiti

first_imgFernando Torres scored four goals and David Villa grabbed three as Spain completed a resounding Confederations Cup win over Tahiti.Chelsea’s Torres beat Tahiti goalkeeper Mikael Roche and waltzed past Roche again after David Silva’s finish.Villa then scored either side of half-time before the Spanish forwards sealed their hat-tricks from crosses.Juan Mata made it 8-0 and Torres ran in a fourth after missing a penalty before Silva pinched a second later on.Spain are not assured of their place in the semi-final just yet but they look odds-on to reach the last four after this record win in the competition.And although the scoreline marked the gulf in class between the two sides, Tahiti once again won new fans with their willingness to get on the scoresheet rather than defend in numbers. The defeat matched a record loss for the South Pacific islanders, who lost by the same scoreline against New Zealand in 2004, but their endeavour and undoubted class made this occasion far more than a straightforward thumping.Torres’s goal after five minutes, where he beat Roche at his near post after a one-two with Villa, looked like it might signify a goal rush but Tahiti’s amateurs played with some distinction for the first half hour against the reigning world and European champions.Coming after their historic goal in the 6-1 defeat by Nigeria in their Group B opener, Tahiti again employed a high defensive line.It allowed plenty of gaps in behind coach Eddy Etaeta’s defence, but an energetic midfield and poor composure from Spain kept the scoreline more than respectable given the 137 places in Fifa’s world ranking between the two sides.Indeed, energetic bursts into Spain’s half from Steevy Chong Hue and Jonathan Tehau gave Tahiti confidence and roused the home crowd. While not exactly struggling, Spain were not at their fluent best to begin with. Given the standard of their opposition, perhaps it was understandable that La Roja could not lift themselves to their usual heights.With 10 changes to the team that beat Uruguay, Spain finally ended Tahiti’s resistance with three goals in eight minutes before half-time.Villa, who was the only Barcelona player in the starting side, cut in from the left and played in Manchester City’s Silva, who slotted past Roche.Torres then grabbed his second when he collected Mata’s through ball, rounded Roche and passed into an empty net and Villa got his first when he controlled Silva’s pass and steered in. Given that they had held out for half an hour, the scoreline at the interval was perhaps harsh on the Tahitians. Yet it was clear that their confidence had been shorn when Villa scored his second four minutes after the break by converting Nacho Monreal’s cross. New Manchester City signing Jesus Navas replaced defender Sergio Ramos at the break, and it was not long before the winger injected some pace into Spain’s attack down the right.Having burst and crossed from the right once, his second attempt set up Torres for his hat-trick after 57 minutes. Villa then matched his team-mate four minutes later after the Barcelona forward capitalised on Roche’s mistake following a long through ball.Chelsea’s Mata made it 8-0 when he dribbled through the Tahiti defence to fire in, and although Torres hit the crossbar with a penalty he burst through the defence to seal his fourth.Tehau had a penalty claim towards the end, but Silva’s second rounded off the scoring a minute from time.It was a competitive game only in name but it marked an experience that Tahiti will not forget and they rightly lapped up the Maracana’s acclaim at the final whistle. Spain manager Vicente Del Bosque: “It was quite humbling to play against them. They were sporting, they played really fairly and every time they got the ball they tried to attack us.“They were noble opponents. Of course the gap between professional and amateur football is huge but with the respect each team showed, I think football has been strengthened today and not weakened.”Tahiti coach Eddy Etaeta: “Of course we were never going to win, but some of the goals we conceded were a bit naive and we could have done better but we have won a major victory here by winning the hearts of the Brazilian public.“I think it’s fair to say we are better known in Brazil than we are in Tahiti. I like to talk straight and we did not get much support when we left to come to a major competition like this and that was a major frustration. I hope we get some support when we get back.”last_img read more

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Eto’o receives offer from America just one week at Sampdoria

first_imgSamuel Eto’o could be on the move yet again as he has received an offer from the New York Cosmos just eight days after joining Italian club Sampdoria, according to the Daily Mirror.Eto’o left Everton after just five months to join the Serie A side last Tuesday but has endured a disastrous start to life back in Italy after losing 5-1 to Torino on his debut before refusing to do a double training session and left the camp.Sampdoria coach Sinisa Mihajlovic said: “I don’t know why he left, nor do I know what the club plans to do now.“All that is certain is that the player didn’t give me any explanation. I consider it a serious lack of respect toward me and the squad.”There have even been reports that Eto’o is ready to tear up his contract with the club and the New York Cosmos are reportedly watching the situation with interest.The NASL side are joined by Chinese club Shanghai East Asia in their pursuit for the 33-year-old Cameroon striker and the report in the Daily Mirror claims that the Cosmos have already offered Eto’o a contract should he wish to jump ship again. Sampdoria is the fourth club Eto’o has played for in 18 months as he left Anzhi Makhachkala to join Chelsea in August 2013, before moving to Everton last summer.Would Samuel Eto’o be a good signing for the New York Cosmos?last_img read more

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Kevin Durant says ‘nobody’ on Warriors pressured him to play in NBA Finals

first_img Jrue Holiday discusses Pelicans trading Anthony Davis to Lakers, drafting Zion Williamson Durant averaged 26.0 points, 6.4 rebounds and 5.9 assists for the Warriors last season and was named Finals MVP twice in his three years with the team. While he’ll likely miss all of 2019-20, it appears like he’s content with his new team.“If I was leaving the Warriors, it was always going to be for the Nets,” Durant said. “They got the pieces and a creative front office. I just like what they were building.” “Hell, no. How can you blame (the Warriors)? Hell, no,” Durant told Yahoo Sports. “I heard the Warriors pressured me into getting back. Nobody never said a word to me during rehab as I was coming back. It was only me and (director of sports medicine and performance) Rick (Celebrini) working out every day. Right when the series started, I targeted Game 5. Hell, nah. It just happened. It’s basketball. S— happens. Nobody was responsible for it. It was just the game. We just need to move on from that s— because I’m going to be back playing.”Durant had strained his calf in a second-round series against the Rockets and missed the team’s sweep of the Trail Blazers. When Durant finally stepped back on the court in the championship series, he torched Toronto for 11 points in 12 minutes before suffering the possible career-altering injury. Related News Steve Kerr on Warriors roster changes: ‘We don’t know who we are’ Klay Thompson on DeMarcus Cousins: ‘I know he’s going to be a huge asset for the Lakers’ Durant said he’s focused on moving forward and making a comeback.“Yeah, I still think about that night,” Durant said. “Every experience I’ve been through in the league is obviously always ingrained in my mind, but that one is definitely always going to be a huge part of my career because it’s the biggest stage and the type of injury I had. But now I look at it as me just going out there playing basketball, and I happened to get hurt. And now I’m just waiting to get back. I know it’s a huge deal to everybody else, but I just try to take it on the chin and keep it moving.”Durant will play alongside his close friends Kyrie Irving and DeAndre Jordan in Brooklyn. When Durant was asked why he joined a team that finished 2018-19 with a 42-40 record and was eliminated in the first round of the playoffs, he kept his answer short and sweet.“Because I wanted to,” Durant said. “The basketball was appealing.” Kevin Durant has set the record straight about whether the Warriors pressured him to return from injury and play against the Raptors in the 2019 NBA Finals.The now-Nets star opened up Tuesday about the events leading up to the ruptured Achilles he suffered in the first half of Game 5. According to him, Golden State’s staff doesn’t deserve the blame.last_img read more

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Sumner County Sheriff Department weekly jail bookings: Oct. 7-Oct. 14, 2013

first_imgBelle Plaine1 Monday 0800  to  Monday 0800  WEEKLY   BOOKINGS 10/7/2013 thru 10/14/2013  Chase, Shiloh21Oxford Ks320 N Water Oxford KsOXPDCriminal deprivation of property10/7/13 NameAgeHome TownLocation of ArrestAgencyChargesDate of Arrest         Bail Bondsman0 Oxford1 Lago, Dana24Kansas City, KS200 N C Wellington, KSWPDFailure to appear10/9/13 Beltz, Justin18Belle Plaine, Ks521 W 5th Belle PlaineBPPDDisorderly Conduct, Consumption by minor, Purchase/Consumption by minor10/11/13 Craven, Russell29Sterling Ks777 Kansas Star DrveKRGCTheft of property/services10/7/13 Dalbom, Dale33Conway Springs, Ks501 N. Washington,  WellingtonSUSOP.V., serving sentence 48 hours10/9/13 Nicely, Zachary18Muskogee, OK1600 E US 1600 WellingtonSUSOPossession of Marijuana with intent, Contributing to a child’s misconduct10/11/13 Johnson, Jason38Wellington, Ks501 N Washington WellingtonSUSOProbation Violation10/8/13 Osteen, Cindy39Wellington, Ks1400 Michigan, Wellington KSWPDWarrant arrest; Possession of paraphernalia; Traffic contraband into correctional facility10/10/13 Espino, Julio34Fort Worth TxI35 MP 16KHPDriving while suspended10/10/13 Spain, Jason36Wichita, KS777 Kansas Star DrveKRGCIdentity fraud; Theft of prop/services; Possession of stimulant; Possession of paraphernalia10/10/13 Allen, Alexandra J25Wellington, KsMichigan and Stewart St.WPDNo Insurance10/10/13 O,Neal, Brandon20Wellington, Ks500 N. Washington Wellington  Ks.SUSOServing Sentence10/8/13 Mulvane0 Bird, Barry63Wichita, KS610 E Hillside Wellington, KSSUSOServing Sentence10/11/13 Mashburn, Brian36Harper, KS2004 N Madison Wellington KSWPDDV Battery, Criminal Threat10/9/13center_img Browning, Craig58Chanute Ks11 N Main Caldwell, KsCAPDDriving while suspended10/7/13 Bushey, Billy46Mulvane Ks610 E Hillside Wellington, KSSUSORape, Sodomy, Incest, Indecent Liberties10/11/13 KRGC2 KHP1 Bookings Reyes-Hernandez, Raul44Mexico City, Mexico610 E Hillside Wellington, KSSUSOServing Sentence10/11/13 Gingerich, Tresmain D.18Wellington, Ks600 N. Woodlawn, Wellington KsWPDDriving Under the Influence10/8/13 Hollis, Kenneth50Belle Plaine, Ks610 E Hillside Wellington, KSSUSOCriminal Threat, Domestic Battery, Criminal Damage to Property, Disorderly Conduct10/12/13 Gingerich, Tresmain D.18Wellington, Ks1503 N. Olive, Wellington Ks.WPDSedgwick County warrant10/10/13 Hockenbury, Tyler Kent53Caldwell, KS200 N Arapahoe Caldwell, KSCAPDAssault leo,Poss opiate,Poss Para, Harass by telcom,Resisting arrest10/13/13 Sedgwick Co27 Wellington PD8 Caldwell PD2 Loveland, Harold27Argonia, Ks1300 E US 160 Oxford, KsSUSODriving under the iinfluence, Refusal of test for drugs or alcohol10/12/13 Crawford, David28Wellington, Ks221 S Elm Wellington, KSWPDDriving while suspended10/12/13 Trask, Michael49Wichita, KS916 N Battershell Belle PlaineSUSOAssault LEO, Interference with LEO, Violation of Protective Order10/11/13 Sumner Co10 Boatright, Craig54Wellington, Ks902 N Olive WellingtonWPDBattery10/11/13 The Sumner County Sheriff Department weekly jail bookings for Oct. 7  to Oct. 14, 2013:last_img read more

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Wellington Police Notes: Monday, July 11, 2016

first_imgWellington Police notes: Monday, July 11, 2016•On July 9, 2016 at 6:30 a.m. Officers took a report of found keys on East Lincoln, Wellington.•9:30 a.m. Officers took a report of found keys in the 500 block E. Harvey, Wellington.•10:45 a.m. Officers investigated criminal use of a financial card in the 600 block N. Plum, Wellington by known suspect.•11 a.m. Officers took a report of children in need of care in the 600 block N. Plum, Wellington.•11:04 a.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 500 block E. Harvey, Wellington.•1:08 p.m. Officers took a miscellaneous report in the 200 block W. Cherry Blossom Lane, Wellington.•On July 6, 2016 at 2 p.m. officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 2000 block E. 16th, Wellington.•2:09 p.m. Officers investigated operating a motor vehicle without a valid license and improper lane change in the 200 block N. Jefferson, Wellington.•2:15 p.m. Jessica M. Caudillo, 21, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for driver’s license violation/expired driver’s license.•2:19 p.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to a window in the 300 block N. C, Wellington.•3:12 p.m. Officers took a report of lost property in the 2000 block E. Harvey, Wellington.•3:14 p.m. Officers took a report of a suicidal subject in the 800 block E. 4th, Wellington.•5:48 p.m. Trent D. Maloney, 21, Castle Rock, Colo. was issued a notice to appear for speeding 44 mph in a 30 mph zone.•5:58 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of miscellaneous items in the 800 block E. 8th, Wellington.•6:13 p.m. Officers took a report of a public nuisance and failure to control animal in the 700 block E. Harvey, Wellington.last_img read more

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