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Harry Kane at the double as Tottenham brush aside West Ham

first_img With West Ham unquestionably beaten, Walker’s goal, from inside the area in the 83rd minute, resembled one more likely to be seen in training. Casually exchanging a one-two with Son that began outside the penalty box, the full-back masterfully bent the ball with the outside of his right foot into the bottom corner. Equally casually, he then gave Lanzini possession four minutes later in defence, allowing the midfielder to run into the area and beat Hugo Lloris by finishing high inside the near left post. Conceding will understandably have frustrated Pochettino, but while much has been said about his team’s promise so far this season, on this evidence there remains more to come. TWEET OF THE MATCH Gary Lineker ‏@GaryLineker This is the most promising Spurs outfit for many a year. Pochettino has got them bang on! https://twitter.com/GaryLineker/status/668481510622797824 PLAYER RATINGS Tottenham Hugo Lloris: 6 (out of 10) Kyle Walker: 7 Toby Alderweireld: 8 Jan Vertonghen: 7 Danny Rose: 7 Eric Dier: 7 Dele Alli: 6 Mousa Dembele: 8 Christian Eriksen: 7 Son Heung-min: 7 Harry Kane: 8 Subs Ryan Mason (for Alli, 71): 6 Josh Onomah (for Son, 86): 5 Tom Carroll (for Kane, 91) 5 West Ham Adrian: 7 Carl Jenkinson: 4 Winston Reid: 5 James Tomkins: 4 Aaron Cresswell: 4 Mark Noble: 5 Cheikhou Kouyate: 6 Diafra Sakho: 5 Manuel Lanzini: 7 Victor Moses: 6 Andy Carroll: 6 Subs Nikica Jelavic(for Moses, 63): 5 Mauro Zarate (for Carroll, 63): 6 Alex Song (for Noble, 80): 5 STAR PLAYER Harry Kane: His double means it is now eight goals in five games for the Tottenham striker, who could have had a hat-trick had he slotted a one-on-one in the first half. Undeterred, Kane managed another rousing display and looks firmly back to his best. MOMENT OF THE MATCH La Marseillaise played out around White Hart Lane before kick-off in tribute to the victims of the Paris terrorist attacks and there was a moving show of support from the Spurs fans towards their goalkeeper and France captain Hugo Lloris. Lloris received a standing ovation from the home fans behind the goal and at full-time,expressed his gratitude by clapping all sides of the ground. VIEW FROM THE BENCH Mauricio Pochettino will be delighted with another confident display from his side and he was even afforded the luxury of resting Alli, Kane and Son in the second half, with a six-hour trip to Qarabag to come in the Europa League on Thursday. Slaven Bilic’s men looked a pale shadow of the disciplined team that beat Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City earlier this season. MOAN OF THE MATCH Dele Alli has enjoyed a brilliant start to the season but the 19-year-old was less influential playing further forward behind Kane. With Tottenham 3-0 up, he picked up a needless booking for an altercation with Mark Noble and will now miss Tottenham’s game against Chelsea next Sunday. WHO’S UP NEXT Qarabag v Tottenham (Europa League, Thursday, 26 November) West Ham v West Brom (Premier League, Sunday, 29 November) Man of the match Kane said on Sky Sports: “I enjoy the atmosphere of these games, especially when we’re at home. The crowd were incredible, they got right behind us, and we put in a good performance.” Tottenham have lost just once in this Premier League campaign, but Eric Dier tempered expectations. “We’re going game by game, we’re not going to get excited,” he said. “We’re going to keep doing what we’ve been doing since the beginning of the season. If you ask any Spurs player, that’s what they’d tell you. We’ll keep on trying to perform as we’ve been doing, work hard, and we know that if we perform like we did today then we’re going to get wins and push right at the top, so we just need to do that.” Pochettino, the Spurs boss, saluted his team’s display. “It was a high level of performance. It was fantastic, I’m very proud of the players,” he said. “The way we played today, we showed how we can play, and we need to perform like that all season. “I never had a doubt about Harry Kane. It’s difficult sometimes to score in every game but Harry is top. We have a very good squad, I’m very happy in the way we work every day.” They consistently outplayed their visitors as two goals from Harry Kane and one each from Toby Alderweireld and Kyle Walker took them within two points of joint-third-placed Arsenal and Manchester City and three ahead of sixth-placed West Ham, whose goal came from Manuel Lanzini. Son Hueng-min returned to Tottenham’s starting XI in the absence of the suspended Erik Lamela, while West Ham, for the coming three months without the injured and important Dmitri Payet, started with Andy Carroll, Victor Moses and Diafra Sakho. Following his outstanding recent goal for England against France, much of the early attention inevitably centred on Dele Alli and the midfielder – curiously switching with Mousa Dembele from his usually-deeper position to No 10 – was central to Spurs’ opening goal. Receiving possession from Son in the 23rd minute, Alli found room to shoot from inside the area but watched as Winston Reid deflected the ball to Kane, who in one motion classily turned Carl Jenkinson before shooting with his left foot beyond goalkeeper Adrian into the roof of the net. It could easily have already been more. With West Ham defending from a deep position amid Spurs’ intensity, Christian Eriksen had previously tested Adrian with a powerful strike from midfield and the visitors’ Cheikhou Kouyate, albeit from an offside position that went unnoticed, had hit the crossbar with a bicycle kick. The momentum theirs, Spurs continued to threaten and within 10 minutes had doubled their lead. From a corner on the left, Eriksen delivered a typically-accurate, inswinging cross which Alderweireld read to routinely head in from close range. Kane soon should have scored a third when one-on-one with Adrian after Alli’s through-ball, but despite time and space the forward showed an uncharacteristic lack of composure to shoot with his weaker left foot and miss the target by considerable distance. Had he done so, it would have been difficult to see any way West Ham could have recovered from such a half-time deficit. It said much about the inaccuracy of suggestions that they can compete with Spurs for a place in the top four when they were so visibly an inferior team. The only chance they had came in scoring the second half’s first goal, and ideally soon after the restart, but Mauricio Pochettino’s Spurs are a more ruthless team than has been seen under his predecessors, and they instead swiftly sealed victory. Maintaining their aggressive, high-paced football, they immediately attacked and then took advantage when James Tomkins thoughtlessly conceded possession with a misplaced pass to Eriksen. With West Ham’s defence out of position, the midfielder played in Kane, and he atoned for his earlier error by shooting past the exposed Adrian into the bottom left corner to score his eighth goal in his past five Spurs games. Tottenham demonstrated their Champions League credentials with a convincing 4-1 Premier League home defeat of West Ham that exposed their London rivals as pretenders at that level. 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Cornwall’s allround display leaves Barbados Pride facing uphill task

first_imgBASSETERRE, St Kitts, (CMC) – An excellent all-rounder display from Rahkeem Cornwall rallied Leeward Islands Hurricanes and left Barbados Pride with an uphill task, heading into the third day of their opening round Regional Four-Day Championship contest at Warner Park.The burly 23-year-old smashed a lively 84 as the Hurricanes, resuming from their overnight 210 for five, were dismissed for an impressive 377 in their first innings on yesterday’s second day.Nkrumah Bonner, unbeaten on 70 overnight, fell short of three figures with 94.Off-spinner Kenroy Williams grabbed four of the five wickets to fall to finish with four for 26 while captain and seamer Kevin Stoute claimed three for 35.In response, Pride ended the day on 102 for three, still 275 runs adrift of overhauling their target.West Indies A captain, Shamarh Brooks, was unbeaten on 28 while opener Omar Phillips made 24 and Test batsman Roston Chase, 22.Once again, Cornwall proved to be the Hurricanes’ main asset, picking up two for 41, to give them honours on the day.His innings had earlier also given the hosts the momentum, as he and Bonner combined to extend their sixth wicket stand to 68, before being separated.Unbeaten on six overnight, Cornwall, one of the successes on the recent West Indies A tour of Sri Lanka, faced 150 balls in a shade over three hours at the crease and counted 12 fours and a six.Bonner, meanwhile, hit 11 fours in a knock spanning 254 deliveries and 5-1/4 hours.When the Jamaican fell, Cornwall anchored another key partnership, adding a further 55 for the seventh wicket with Jacques Taylor whose 29 required 117 balls in just over two hours and contained three fours and a six.Cornwall then set Barbados back early when he bowled Anthony Alleyne for 19 at 26 for one in the ninth over of the innings before Brooks and Phillips put on 35 to steady the reply.When Phillips became Cornwall’s second victim at 61 for two, Brooks and Chase posted 38 for the third wicket – a stand that appeared set to take Pride safely to the close without further loss.But the introduction of off-spinner Jacques Taylor accounted for Chase, lbw at 99 for three, to give Hurricanes the advantage.HURRICANES 1st Innings(overnight 210 for five)*K Powell c Williams b Stoute 26K Carty lbw b Greaves 0M Hodge lbw b Stoute 8C Hughes b Warrican 31N Bonner c wkp Rampersad b Chase 94+J Hamilton c Roach b Stoute 65R Cornwall c Stoute b Williams 84J Taylor c and b Williams 29H Walsh Jr cot out 19G Tonge c Phillips b Williams 11Q Boatswain c Phillips b Williams 1Extras (b1, lb8) 9TOTAL (all out, 157.5 overs) 377Fall of wickets: 1-12, 2-38, 3-39, 4-92, 5-204, 6-272, 7-327, 8-348, 9-368, 10-377.Bowling: Roach 18-7-43-0, Greaves 14-6-34-0, Stoute 25-11-35-3, Chase 18-4-60-1, Warrican 50-17-104-1, Charles 23-6-64-0, Brooks 1-0-2-0, Williams 8.5-1-26-4.PRIDE 1st InningsO Phillips c Bonner b Cornwall 24A Alleyne b Cornwall 19S Brooks not out 28R Chase lbw b Taylor 22J Warrican not out 1Extras (b1, lb1, nb5) 7TOTAL (3 wkts, 36 overs) 102To bat: K Stoute, K Williams, +M Rampersad, J Greaves, K Roach, N Charles.Fall of wickets: 1-26, 2-61, 3-99.Bowling: Tonge 7-3-9-0, Boatswain 6-2-24-0, Cornwall 15-3-41-2 (nb4), Walsh 5-1-20-1, Taylor 3-1-6-1.Position: Pride trail by 275 runs with seven wickets remaining.last_img read more


ICC World Cup Virat Kohli’s behaviour in IPL was ‘immature’, he can’t take abuse: Kagiso Rabada

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Days before India take on South Africa in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, Proteas pacer Kagiso Rabada, while speaking about one of the incidents from the IPL, said Team India captain Virat Kohli’s behaviour was “immature” during a clash between the Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore.In an interview published in The Cricket Monthly from ESPNCricinfo, Rabada recalled an incident from the IPL where he had a verbal spat with Kohli. The leading bowler revealed that Kohli’s reaction to the incident was “immature”.“I was just thinking about the game plan, really, but Virat, he hit me for a boundary and then he had a word. And then when you give it back to him, he gets angry. I don’t get the guy. Maybe he does it because it gets him going, but that comes across as very immature for me. He is a phenomenal player but he can’t take the abuse,” he said.“You have to think about what you are going to do, because the wicket was good. All it was a verbal fight. Something like that will not distract me. If anything, it is just going to wake me up to hit my areas a lot more consistently,” he added.Rabada also said the entire incident kept playing in his mind on the way back to the team hotel in the bus, as he kept wondering whether it was anger that made Kohli the player he is.”But later that evening, on the bus back to the hotel, I asked myself: ‘That guy [Kohli] always seems to be angry on the field. Is he really angry?’ Then I thought to myself what it would take for me to become really, really angry. That is going to happen very few and far times in between. And becoming angry like that – is that what gets him to play well? Do you know what I am saying? I can’t psyche myself to be angry,” he said.Rabada is expected to be fully fit for country’s World Cup opener against India in Southampton on June 5, according to team doctor Mohammed Moosajee.Rabada, became IPL’s highest wicket-taker with 25 scalps for Delhi Capitals before Cricket South Africa pulled him out as a precautionary measure after he complained of stiff back.Moosajee, though, is yet to put a comeback date for the injured pace duo of Dale Steyn and Lungi Ngidi, who are out with shoulder and side strain respectively.While there was no clarity on when Steyn and Ngidi would get fit, both are expected to travel with the squad to England.If they don’t get fit in time, there are enough players on stand by, said Moosajee. last_img read more


Central Ark. looks to sweep McNeese St.

first_img Associated Press Central Ark. looks to sweep McNeese St. LEADING THE WAY: The do-everything Sha’markus Kennedy has averaged a double-double (17.8 points, 10.2 rebounds and three blocks) to lead the charge for the Cowboys. A.J. Lawson is also a key facilitator, producing 16.3 points and four assists per game. The Bears are led by Rylan Bergersen, who is averaging 14.8 points and 4.8 rebounds.DIALING IT UP A NOTCH: The Bears have scored 80.3 points per game and allowed 78 points per game against Southland opponents. Those are both nice improvements over the 68.8 points scored and 94.8 points allowed per game to non-conference opponents.OFFENSIVE THREAT: Lawson has accounted for 43 percent of all McNeese State field goals over the last three games. The junior guard has 19 field goals and 18 assists in those games.WINNING WHEN: McNeese State is a perfect 7-0 when it turns the ball over 13 times or fewer. The Cowboys are 5-11 when they record more than 13 turnovers. Central Arkansas has forced 14.3 turnovers per game in conference play and 15 per game over its last three.THREAT BEHIND THE ARC: McNeese State’s Dru Kuxhausen has attempted 188 3-pointers and connected on 50.5 percent of them, and is 17 for 33 over the last five games. February 6, 2020center_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditCentral Arkansas (7-16, 6-6) vs. McNeese State (12-11, 7-5)H&HP Complex, Lake Charles, Louisiana; Saturday, 4 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: McNeese State seeks revenge on Central Arkansas after dropping the first matchup in Conway. The teams last played on Jan. 4, when the Bears outshot McNeese State from the field 48.1 percent to 41.7 percent and hit five more 3-pointers en route to a 10-point victory. DID YOU KNOW: The McNeese State offense has scored 80.9 points per game this season, ranking the Cowboys 12th nationally. The Central Arkansas defense has allowed 84.1 points per game to opponents (ranked 321st).___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.comlast_img read more


The Latest: Sevilla says a player tested positive for virus

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Spanish soccer club Sevilla says one of its players has tested positive for the coronavirus. July 29, 2020 ___Three riders competing at the Vuelta a Burgos cycling race in Spain have been dropped from the event after being in contact with someone with the coronavirus.UAE Team Emirates says Colombian riders Sebastian Molano, Cristian Munoz and Camilo Ardila will not start the second stage.The team says they were in contact with a person who turned out to be positive for COVID-19 on Saturday. They have been isolated and sent home in accordance with protocols by the team and international cycling body UCI.The team says the three riders returned two negative tests three days before the race. The club has not disclosed the name of the player. It says he has not shown symptoms of COVID-19 and is in good health and isolated at home.Sevilla says the positive result was discovered on Monday. It immediately informed sports and health authorities and temporarily suspended the team’s training sessions. It also disinfected the club’s facilities in accordance with the strict protocols in place because of the pandemic.Sevilla is scheduled to face Roma on Aug. 6 in the Europa League.___FIFA has ratified a coronavirus relief plan that will make $1.5 billion available to soccer communities and national associations around the world. The Latest: Sevilla says a player tested positive for virus Associated Press All of the 211 FIFA member associations will receive a $1 million grant “to protect and restart football” and can access interest-free loans of up to $5 million.Each member association will also receive an additional $500,000 grant for women’s soccer during the plan’s third phase.The massive spending plan aims to help men’s and women’s professional soccer as well as youth and grassroots soccer through a system of grants and loans.Each of the six soccer confederations will also receive a grant of $2 million.FIFA expects to make the funds available by January 2021. ___The first two stops on the 2021 World Sevens Series rugby circuit have been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.World Rugby says the joint events in Dubai from Nov. 26-28 and in Cape Town from Dec. 4-6 have been cut because of the “ongoing and dynamic global nature of the COVID-19 pandemic.”The 2020 series was curtailed and New Zealand declared champions of the men’s and women’s titles after sports around the world were shuttered in March.Planning for the remaining qualifiers for the postponed Tokyo Olympics is ongoing. Twenty-one of the 24 places in the Olympic tournaments have been confirmed. A dozen teams are set to play in each of the men’s and women’s tournaments in the first half of next year for the remaining spots in Tokyo.The last five stops in the 2020 series were canceled in June.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sportslast_img read more


Full transcription of Jim Boeheim addressing support for Dwayne “Pearl” Washington

first_img Published on January 30, 2016 at 2:53 pm Contact Matt: mcschnei@syr.edu | @matt_schneidman Brandon Steiner, CEO of Steiner Sports, set up a GoFundMe to raise money for Washington’s cause. More than $43,400 has been raised by 778 donors in 10 days. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Following Syracuse’s (15-8, 5-5) 60-57 win over Georgia Tech (12-9, 2-6) on Saturday, Jim Boeheim began his postgame press conference by addressing the support for Syracuse great Dwayne “Pearl” Washington.MORE STORIESMalachi Richardson closes out Syracuse’s win over Georgia TechDajuan Coleman turns in positive offensive performance despite fouling outFrank Howard assists on 6 baskets in Syracuse’s 60-47 win against Georgia TechWhat we learned from Syracuse’s 60-57 win over Georgia Tech Washington, 52, recently suffered a relapse of the brain tumor he is battling. Here is the full transcription of what Boeheim said about his former player.“First off I’d like to start out by saying how much I appreciate all the support for Dwayne Washington, Pearl. I think the overwhelming support that has been coming forth from everybody is tremendous. There’s no better guy and there’s nobody who has meant more to our basketball program than Dwayne Washington so I appreciate all that has been done for him and the thoughts people have come forth with. It means a lot to me. It means a lot to him.”last_img read more


Egyptian Giants Al Ahly Sack Coach

first_imgEight-times African champions Al Ahly have sacked their coach Patrice Carteron after he fell just short of winning them a ninth crown.The Cairo giants were beaten over two legs in the 2018 final by Tunisia’s Esperance.His final game in charge saw the team go out of the Arab Champions Cup in the early rounds, to a team from the UAE. Carteron had only been appointed in June, after the sacking of previous coach Hossam El Badry.El Badry lost his job after an earlier shock in the 2018 Champions League – a group phase defeat by Uganda’s KCCA.Carteron, who won the competition when he was coach of TP Mazembe, was expressly appointed because of his former success.Ahly have an intense schedule to complete over the rest of the domestic season because of their multiple continental and regional involvements.They have played only six matches in the Egyptian Premier League – that is nine fewer than some teams – and lie in last place, 18 points behind their great local rivals Zamalek, who are top.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more


Afcon 2017: Equatorial Guinea go out after defeat to Mali

first_imgEquatorial Guinea, who hosted last year’s Africa Cup of Nations, became the first team to be eliminated from the qualifiers for the 2017 tournament in Gabon after a 1-0 home defeat to Mali.Mustapha Yatabare hit Mali’s winner in the 89th minute in Malabo to put his team top of Group C, two points above Benin on 10 points.Equatorial Guinea, who reached the semi-finals on home soil in 2015, are now bottom of the group on one point with two games to play.South Sudan are third, on three points, and still have a slim chance of qualifying as one of the best two runners-up.Elsewhere on Monday, Zimbabwe swept aside Swaziland 4-0 in their 2017 Africa Cup of Nations Group L qualifier.The hosts, who earned a 1-1 draw in Swaziland on Friday, dominated the return match in Harare to move three points clear at the top of the table. Knowledge Musona opened the scoring on 53 minutes from the penalty spot and Costa Nhamoinesu made it 2-0 six minutes later.Evans Rusike extended the advantage and Khama Billiat sealed the win late on.Musona told BBC Sport: “I am feeling very happy. The team collected maximum points at home, we are top of the group and we have a big chance to qualify.”It is crucial we take maximum points from our next game at home (against Malawi on 3 June).”Swaziland remain on five points, three points above Malawi and Guinea who play each other on Tuesday. Each of the group winners and the two best runners-up qualify for next year’s finals in Gabon.In Group B Central African Republic came back from a goal down to beat Madagascar 2-1.Faneva Andriatsima opened the scoring for the visitors on 35 minutes and they went into the half-time break 1-0 up.But two goals in 12 minutes turned the game on its head as Salif Keita stuck the equaliser on 53 minutes for CAR and then Limane Moussa hit the winner.The result puts CAR top of the table by a point from DR Congo, who play Angola on Tuesday. Libya got their first points of Group F with a 4-0 win over Sao Tome e Principe.In a match played in Egypt on security grounds, Libya’s Mohamed Zubya hit a second half hat-trick. –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more


Walmart Temporarily Reducing Hours Beginning Sunday

first_imgOne of America’s largest chains says it is temporarily adjusting its hours in order to better accommodate its customers and employees amid coronavirus concerns.Walmart announced in a statement Sunday that the change takes effect Sunday in all stores.The company’s stores and Neighborhood Markets will now open from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. until further notice.“This will help ensure associates can stock the products our customers are looking for and to perform cleaning and sanitizing,” says Dacona Smith, executive vice president and chief operating officer. Stores currently operating under more reduced hours will keep their current hours of operation.Read the company’s full statement here.last_img


Oyarzabal: “Soccer is not just about soccer players”

first_imgThe Eibarrés player advocates not playing behind closed doors, but he also points out that what they say from La Liga and the Federation will be followed. “I am not an expert in this, and the person who has made the decision is supposed to know more than the others. But my opinion is that if people do not come to the field, they will go to a bar to watch the game and they will continue contact, because No one has said to stay at home. But not because we are footballers, we must take our option more into account, there are people working on this and they know much more than we do, and their opinion must be respected. ” What is clear is that the Cup final, which seems to be postponed until May 30, cannot be played behind closed doors. “In the end, the fact of playing a final after so many years and that it is played without our people and that of Athletic, is not to the liking of anyone, much less the fans, who are the ones who feed this. Everyone he is with the idea of ​​playing with the public, “says Oyarzabal.The Real footballer also valued as very positive the victory in Ipurua, the first that Real had achieved in First at the home of Eibar, the native town of Oyarzabal. “In the end we knew where we were going, how Eibar plays and what it exposes, so we were serious at the back and did not give up chances, playing behind their back and being more direct.” And he recognized that it is a positive thing to have different styles and that all players know how to adapt. “We know that in the end, for the year to be a good one, there will be games in which you must change your style and your way of playing, and we have already done that because they are places where they press fast and seek to attack you after being asked.” La Real is fourth after this match day in Ipurua, that is to say that it is a very serious candidate for the positions of Champions League with eleven matchdays to go. “Now we are happy, it is always good to be on top, and the less there is left for the end of the year, the people are happy and the team is confident and believing in what it does, now the most important and complicated part of the season remains.” Real Sociedad got into Champions League positions with nocturnal and treachery. He did it after beating Eibar in Ipurua in the first game of La Liga behind closed doors as a preventive measure due to the coronavirus crisis. Mikel Oyarzabal, the captain of Real against the gunsmith team, talks about the option of playing without fans in the stands. “It was a very strange feeling, the fact of playing without an audience and without people, listening to everything that is said on the field, with two or three other people on the field, has been different and rare, and I personally do not like it , because football is not only for footballers, but for everything that surrounds it and the fans. I understand that whoever has decided has been for the good of the sport, but I don’t like it, “he said on Cadena SER .last_img read more