Madrid stunned by Betis at home, loses ground to Barcelona

first_imgReal Madrid’s forward from Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo kneels on the field during the Spanish league football match Real Madrid CF against Real Betis at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on September 20, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYSMADRID—Real Madrid’s faltering start to the Spanish league season continued on Wednesday with a shock 1-0 defeat at home to Real Betis.A day after league leader Barcelona routed Eibar 6-1 with four goals by Lionel Messi for its fifth win in a row, Madrid conceded an injury-time goal to remain winless in its three league games so far at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.ADVERTISEMENT Paraguayan striker Antoino Sanabria scored the winner with a header from close range to give Betis its first win against Madrid at the Bernabeu since 1998.The result ended Madrid’s streak of 73 consecutive games scoring at least one goal, keeping it from surpassing the record scoring run established by Brazilian club Santos starring Pele in 1963.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogMadrid, which was coming off home draws against Valencia and Levante, is seven points behind Barcelona after five games. It trails Betis by one point.“This gap to the lead won’t change the way we do things,” Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said. “We will keep fighting. It’s a long championship.” How to help the Taal evacuees 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 “It was Griezmann’s best match so far this season,” Simeone said.Raul Garcia netted an injury-time goal for Athletic, which has now lost two in a row after an unbeaten start.Winning streakSevilla kept its momentum thanks to Jesus Navas’ 83rd-minute winner at the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan.He scored from a difficult angle to give the hosts their fourth consecutive win to start the league.The match marked the return of striker Victor “Vitolo” Machin, who left Sevilla in the offseason to join Atletico Madrid but is playing on a loan with Las Palmas until January. He was constantly jeered by Sevilla fans.Rough startDeportivo La Coruna handed Alaves its fifth straight loss with a 1-0 victory at the Riazor Stadium.Luisinho scored in first-half injury time to give the hosts their first win after three losses in the first four matches.Malaga is the only other team to have lost all of its matches so far. It was routed 5-0 at Valencia on Tuesday. View comments Brady, Belichick donate to J.J. Watt’s hurricane relief fund OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up Betis took advantage of a great performance by goalkeeper Antonio Adan and a bad night by Madrid’s forwards, including Cristiano Ronaldo, who was making his league debut after serving a five-game suspension for shoving a referee in the Spanish Super Cup final last month.“It was bad luck after all the chances that we created,” Madrid midfielder Casemiro said.Ronaldo had played only three other matches with Madrid this season, including against APOEL in the team’s Champions League debut, when he scored twice.“This is not the start we wanted after three games at home,” Zidane said. “We didn’t expect this.”Key winAtletico Madrid moved closer to the lead by earning a hard-fought 2-1 away victory against Athletic Bilbao.Atletico goalkeeper Jan Oblak stopped Aritz Aduriz’s penalty kick before halftime and Angel Correa and Yannick Carrasco scored second-half goals to leave the Madrid side within four points of leader Barcelona.It was the second consecutive win for Atletico, which remains unbeaten after five rounds.“To win in this stadium you need to play a great match and I think we did that,” Atletico coach Diego Simeone said. “We controlled the game and were very effective. It’s a very important triumph for us.”Correa opened the scoring from inside the area after a cross by Jorge “Koke” Resurreccion in the 55th minute, and Carrasco added to the lead with a low shot into the far corner after a well-placed pass by Antoine Griezmann in the 73rd. Griezmann had also helped set up the first goal with a pass to Koke. In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Second-place Sevilla moved within two points of Barcelona by beating Las Palmas 1-0 for its fourth consecutive league victory.Third-place Atletico won 2-1 at Athletic Bilbao.Frail homeReal Betis players celebrated as if they had won a title after the stunning win over Madrid at the Bernabeu.“We knew we were coming to play in a complicated stadium, but the team put in a great effort and got rewarded with the late goal,” Sanabria said.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DAY6 is for everybody Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LATEST STORIES No goalsLeganes and Girona failed to take their chances in a goalless first meeting in the top flight.Both teams created clear scoring opportunities but Leganes, playing in the Liga for the second season, had to settle for a point with promoted Girona.Leganes stayed in the top half of the standings, in eighth place, while Girona was 14th.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

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Tusker part ways with head coach Nsimbe

first_img0Shares0000Tusker FC head coach George ‘Best’ Nsimbe. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYANAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 1- Failure to defend at least one of their twin titles from 2016 has caused George ‘best’ Nsimbe his job at Tusker FC with the 11-time Kenyan premier League champions reaching the decision to part ways with him after one season.Tusker FC chairman Dan Aduda has confirmed that they are in the market to look for a new head coach with the rest of the technical bench remaining intact. “We had a meeting after the final game of the season and we informed him that he will be free to venture into another challenge. To be honest it was the only sensible decision to make because the results were not good,” Aduda said.Tusker finished sixth with 50 points, a massive 24 behind champions Gor Mahia.Nsimbe’s goose seemed to have been cooked from early on when he was suspended following comments he made on having overage players in his squad, a reason he said made their performance inconsistent.“We had targets as a club and he also came in with his own targets. Both were not met. This decision is purely because of performance,” Aduda further alluded. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAThe comments did not go down well with a core of the players and he was asked by the management to step aside. He wasn’t in charge for the final seven games of the season, a clear sign that his days at the Ruaraka based club were numbered.“We had targets as a club and he also came in with his own targets. Both were not met. This decision is purely because of performance,” Aduda further alluded.He has also confirmed the club has already received several applications for the vacant post, with current assistant coach Francis Baraza who joined the club in January from Chemelil Sugar also said to be in line for the job.“We just want a good coach. It doesn’t matter whether local or foreign but we will get the best. We need to get the club back on top,” the chairman added.Nsimbe’s reign at the club didn’t have the best of starts. His tenure started with the club performing dismally in the CAF Champions League, losing to lowly Mauritian side AS Port Louis in the preliminary round.With Tusker dumped out of continental football, he hoped to bounce back in the league but his start was equally disastrous, losing the first two ties against newly promoted Nzoia Sugar and Thika United.Others are Clifford Alwanga, 2014 KPL player of the year Anthony Ndolo, George Mandela, Noah Wafula, Martin Kiiza, Danson Kago and Luis Tera Misiko have also been shown the door. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAMeanwhile, the club has already begun its rebuilding process with a whooping nine players released over performance based reasons. Moses Ndawula and Victor Ndinya, both signed in the beginning of the season lead the list.Others are Clifford Alwanga, 2014 KPL player of the year Anthony Ndolo, George Mandela, Noah Wafula, Martin Kiiza, Danson Kago and Luis Tera Misiko have also been shown the door.Aduda has also revealed they will be downscaling the squad to 23 in a bid to cut costs and also keep the team at a manageable size.“This season we had a squad of 30 players because we had anticipated to go far in the Champions League and we needed a robust squad. But now since we will only be playing in local competitions and also the need to reduce the wage bill,” Aduda affirmed.Immediate former Ulinzi Stars striker Stephen Waruru is said to be among the first names to land in Ruaraka but Aduda has neither confirmed nor denied the rumors, stating he will have a full brief next week when he meets the technical bench and club CEO Charles Obiny.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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POLL: SUPPORT GROWS FOR ‘YES’ VOTE – SINN FEIN/FIANNA FAIL GAINING GROUND

first_imgA POLL for the Sunday Business Post shows the country will vote for the Fiscal treaty in the referendum.It also showed a growth in support for both Sinn Fein and Fianna Fail.The Red C poll of 1000 voters showed: * 53% of voters say they’ll vote Yes – an increase of six points the last poll a fortnight ago.* 31% say they will vote no, down four points, while 16% are undecided, down two points.* when the undecided are excluded, the yes side leads by 63% to 37% with just under three weeks to go until voting.* Fine Gael support is 29% – Down 3% * Sinn Fein support is 21% – Up 2%* Fianna Fail support is 19% – Up 2%* Labour support is 13% – Down 4%* Independents are unchanged at 18% POLL: SUPPORT GROWS FOR ‘YES’ VOTE – SINN FEIN/FIANNA FAIL GAINING GROUND was last modified: May 12th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:POLL: SUPPORT GROWS FOR ‘YES’ VOTE – SINN FEIN/FIANNA FAIL GAINING GROUNDlast_img read more

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Track & Field To Compete At Messersmith Invitational

first_img Heat Sheets “It will be good to compete at the same venue as the conference meet against some conference foes to see where we match up,” Bennett added. For the men’s team, Bas Van Leersum (Zaandam, The Netherlands) came in sixth in the 200 meters and third in the 400 meters in his last outing and is looking forward to racing on the same oval that will host the upcoming MVC Championship as he currently ranks in the top seven in the MVC at both distances. Schedule The Drake University track and field teams travel to Cedar Falls, Iowa, Saturday to compete in the Mark Messersmith Invitational hosted by UNI. Action for the Bulldogs begins at 10 a.m. inside the UNI Dome. “We’re looking to get another good strong effort in this week at UNI,” said co-interim head coach Dan Hostager. “Training has been going well and it will be good to see some other MVC programs.” “It’s tremendous to get in the facility and get a feel for how it will be during the conference meet with the flow of the event and familiarizing yourself with the layout,” Hostager said. Story Links Many of the competitors will also be aiming to lower their times to qualify for the more selective upcoming meets like next weekend’s Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational in Lincoln, Neb., and the Meyo Invite in South Bend, Ind. Print Friendly Version The Bulldogs are getting into the full swing of the indoor season after competing in Columbia, Mo., last week. Rai Ahmed- Green (Irvine, Calif.) continued her successful streak, finishing fifth in the 400 meters as well as helping the 4×400-meter relay team to a third-place finish. Taryn Rolle (Nassau, The Bahamas) also won the triple jump again with a 40-8.25 leap that was just 1.25 inches off of her personal best and ranks as the best in the MVC this season. Hostager echoed that sentiment as the Bulldogs’ distance runners test out the turns of the UNI-Dome track. The Bulldogs will compete against the host, UNI, as well as Indiana State, South Dakota State and Wisconsin-Milwaukee. “We’re right at the midpoint of the season and we’re focused on shifting gears for the second half of the year and asking those athletes to continue to step up,” said co-interim head coach LaRon Bennett.last_img read more

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Cisco in the Core: Preparing for the Next Generation Internet

first_imgToday, Cisco announced the CSR-3 product, a game-changing system to managing the network core. But for CEO John Chambers, the news is about market transition forces and being ready for the next generation of the Internet. The company invested $1.6 billion research and development in CRS-3 to be ready for the next phase of market growth that merges video, cloud, and mobile trajectories. When asked, he said when his team looks out 3-5 years that network growth may be 300 to 500%. Cisco is investing that another revolution is on the way for consumer access and enterprise productivity.Getting a handle on scale Cisco’s fabric offers network speed never seen before.According it’s’ own estimates the CRS-3 could offer bandwidth for:Every man woman and child in China the ability to make a simultaneous video call.All movies ever made to be downloaded in 4 minutes (if you had enough disk to store them).1 GB link to every household in San Francisco.Virtualization and Cloud: Moving from Plumber to Business ArchitectureThe network has many touch points. Chambers said that this has been moving Cisco from being a technology partner to a trusted business partner for nearly all its enterprise and service provider accounts. He views this as a tipping point in how Cisco engages customers and innovates. To that end, the major market transformation underway in the cloud, and Cisco has positioned its network, including the CRS-3 to offer tight linkage between data center and virtualized services. Chambers mentioned “It’s all about the cloud, the CRS-3 family talks directly to the UCS in the data center.” To that end, it’s nice to consider the end-to-end network being prepared for the connections in the data center, especially for physically distributed environments that benefit from fast links between them. Chambers continued: “We kept our partners VMware and EMC in mind in this solution, to be ready to fulfill our vision in the data center”. Here it is a summary diagram on CRS-3 connects data centers. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market mike kirkwood A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#cloud#cloud computing#Products#Vendors#Virtualization Service provider: Critical Network Backbone Keith Cambron, President and CEO, AT&T labs added. “AT&T was the first user of CRS-1 with it’s 40 GB interfaces and have been using them to manage their network growth. We are testing the 100GB interface in the labs and real production environments.”Chambers mentioned that Cisco’s goal is to have long-term partners and to never compete with pervice provider. With a company like AT&T, Cisco’s product goals are to help be ready for where things are headed, to be there when it’s needed. Cisco does not want to be the bottleneck for the Internet.He continued “Service providers are our partners, if our goal is to bring this technology to everyone in the world, we must work in a tight fashion and follow the market transitions with them”Q&A Some of the best parts of this dialog was the question and answer session, a few excerpts below show the depth of thinking Cisco is moving forward with the intelligent network.Q: How does this impact the mobile data flow?A: The team was asked about how this innovation impacts consumers and the mobile data flow. Chambers added, “As a consumer, I want any video any time. To share it on any device in the living room and to bring it with me when I’m on the go. The network has an important role in enabling that future”Cambron spoke from AT&T’s goals with this technology “It provides a single network design for around the globe. Particularly important for important customers who are using private networks and deploying mobile applications. A common network design that is highly video centric is central to our business”Q: Is Cisco an on open vs. closed company, will core innovations from CSR-3 be open source?A: Chambers responded “Interoperability is one thing we don’t debate in Cisco. We believe we need to bring together all of these protocols into one network. We will of course be an open architecture.”Q: What do you think about Google’s service provide announcement?A: Chambers responded “Google is a great company. We love anyone who adds loads to networks. We think the question here is how do we find the “and” here and find ways to build load and also built great networks with the right partners.”Q: Why is Cisco building in silicon? A: Chambers was excited to talk about how important silicon was to the company in the products. “Cisco’s investments in ASICS has been a key part of many of the core products. The reason that Cisco does our own, is that silicon ties all of the key components together. Cisco had to change the way its working style to have a collaborative team to build this next generation of silicon.”Cisco is in a unique position to see the future of bandwidth better than anyone. We wonder if Cisco will be rewarded for avoiding future network bottlenecks and propel the network forward with CRS-3? Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

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Migrants flee amidst violence in north Gujarat

first_imgMore than 5,000 migrant people working in factories as casual labourers and daily wage earners have fled fearing violent attacks on them amidst unabated incidents of violence targeting migrants in north Gujarat districts. The rape of a toddler by a migrant worker in a village in Sabarkantha district triggered the violent attacks on migrants working in factories and construction sites. Accused arrested The incident occurred on September 28, when a 14-month-old child was allegedly raped by a migrant worker who hailed from Bihar. Subsequently, the accused was arrested by the police, but this sparked off protests and violence against non-Gujarati-speaking migrants. Over the last few days, violence has broken out in six districts, in which many migrant labourers were targeted, the police said. As the migrants started fleeing, police launched a crackdown on miscreants and provided security in industrial units where migrants work. “We have detained 342 people and filed about 42 cases,” Gujarat’s DGP Shivanand Jha told a gathering of journalists, adding that extra police force had been deployed in sensitive areas to maintain the law and order situation.last_img read more

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Parrikar to return to Goa from AIIMS today

first_imgGoa’s ailing Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who is presently being treated at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi, is expected to return to Goa on October 14. “Chief Minister will be flying to Goa in a special flight on Sunday afternoon,” a Goa BJP leader close to Mr. Parrikar told The Hindu late on October 13 on condition of anonymity. Mr. Parrikar was admitted to the AIIMS in September. He has been in and out of hospitals in Goa, Mumbai, the U.S. and now Delhi for the past seven months. On October 12, Mr. Parrikar held a meeting of some of his Cabinet Ministers and senior BJP State executive committee members at the AIIMS. The Congress in a press conference held in New Delhi on October 13 morning reiterated its demand that Mr. Parrikar must resign on moral grounds and take rest and get well, as the State’s governance was suffering on account of his prolonged illness.last_img read more

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Magnolia snaps 3-game slide, routs Columbian behind Romeo Travis

first_imgSomeone from the Philippines could win a $208 million jackpot this week! This jewelry designer is also an architect View comments Becoming his own man Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical The Dyip, who are now 4-5, go up against Meralco next. They wrap up their elimination round campaign against crowd darling Barangay Ginebra.The scores:Magnolia 118 – Travis 28, Sangalang 24, Jalalon 19, Dela Rosa 16, Barroca 10, Pingris 8, Herndon 6, Lee 5, Pascual 2, Melton 0.Columbian 103 – Perez 28, Alston 26, McCarthy 18, Tiongson 13, Cahilig 6, Corpuz 5, Khobuntin 5, Calvo 2, Faundo 0.Quarterscores: 27-29, 61-52, 88-76, 118-103.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ LATEST STORIES Streaking Tamaraws not done yet after securing Final Four slot “He was just 60 percent against Ginebra. Now, he’s around 85, 90 percent. Despite of that, he was still able to give us something pleasant and assert his leadership inside,” Magnolia coach Chito Victolero said of his import, who played through an ankle injury.Columbian drew 28 points from rookie CJ Perez and 26 from Khapri Alston. Skipper Rashawn McCarthy and Juami Tiongson also scored in double-digits with 18 and 13 points, respectively.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceMagnolia, which improved to 4-4, takes over the sixth place which was previously held by Columbian. Both spots will be in a twice-to-win predicament in the playoffs.The Hotshots plunge into a long break before facing Phoenix. They take on NLEX, and then league-leading TNT next.center_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PBA IMAGESMANILA, Philippines—Magnolia put a halt to its three-game slide at the expense of hard-fighting Columbian, 118-103, Sunday night in the 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.Romeo Travis fired a team-best 28 points while Ian Sangalang tossed in 24 points for the Hotshots, who had three more starters chipping in at least 10 points.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Nadal, Djokovic to play exhibition in Saudi Arabia

first_imgParis, Oct 8 (AFP) World number one Rafael Nadal on Sunday said he has agreed to play an exhibition match against fellow Grand Slam title winner Novak Djokovic in Saudi Arabia in December.The match between the two stars will take place at Jeddah’s King Abdullah Sports City on December 22.”Thanks for the invitation and looking forward to playing and visiting for the first time,” Nadal said on Twitter.Nadal, the reigning French Open champion, has 17 Grand Slam titles to his name.Former world number one Djokovic, now at three in the rankings, won Wimbledon and the US Open this year to take his majors collection to 14.Djokovic and Nadal have played 52 times in their careers with the Serb leading their head-to-head 27-25.Saudi Arabia has hosted a series of international sports events in recent months.The first women’s professional squash tournament took place in January while last month saw Britain’s Callum Smith knock out compatriot George Groves in a World Boxing Association super middleweight boxing bout in Jeddah.The moves are seen as part of Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s drive to open up the conservative kingdom after being named heir to the throne in June 2017.But despite moves by the young prince to modernise the economy and society — including lifting a ban on women driving — the country has stepped up repression of religious, intellectual and feminist dissidents.Mystery also surrounds the fate of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who has been missing since entering the kingdom’s Istanbul consulate on October 2. (AFP) APAAPAadvertisementlast_img read more

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Family Of U.S. Soldier Who Died Shares Letter Nick Bosa Wrote Them

first_imgNick Bosa celebrates a sack during game against Michigan.COLUMBUS, OH – NOVEMBER 26: Nick Bosa #97 of the Ohio State Buckeyes celebrates a sack against the Michigan Wolverines at Ohio Stadium on November 26, 2016 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer had all of his Buckeyes players write letters to families of U.S. soldiers who died in battle for Memorial Day last week. It’s a small act that can go a long way for a family that’s grieving.Most of these letters are obviously going to be kept private, but one of them has been shared on social media.Sam Casey shared a letter written to his family by Ohio State star defensive lineman Nick Bosa.The letter was about how thankful Bosa is for men and women like Nicholas Casey who put their lives on the line to protect others.“If this isn’t the coolest thing ever,” tweeted Sam.The full letter can be seen below:If this isn’t the coolest thing ever pic.twitter.com/3BhDUUSh8p— Sam Casey (@SamEC37) June 2, 2018Well done, Nick.last_img read more

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