Moyes defends Rooney challenge

first_img Rooney clashed with Bluebirds midfielder Jordon Mutch in the eighth minute at Cardiff City Stadium, kicking his opponent and appearing to strike him with his left arm as they began to tumble to the ground. But referee Neil Swarbrick deemed a yellow card enough punishment, and Rooney went on to open the scoring with a turn and low finish, before his corner allowed Patrice Evra to head home United’s second. However, Cardiff twice levelled, with Fraizer Campbell finishing from a sumptuous Mutch pass against his former club, before Kim Bo-kyung headed in to earn a point in stoppage time. Moyes felt Swarbrick had got the Rooney decision right, but believed his side had lost concentration when the referee pulled Gary Medel and Marouane Fellaini to one side, after the Chile midfielder appeared to slap the Belgian as Cardiff prepared to take the free-kick from which Kim scored. Moyes said: “I think Mutch runs across his path and runs down the line of the ball and I think Wayne’s half in motion, I don’t think it is any more than a booking that’s for sure.” Of the Medel incident, he added: “I think if the referee sees it, he must have stopped the game for something because, most importantly, we lost our concentration. “They actually have delivered the first ball in, so Peter Whittingham has had the chance to cross one in as the referee is blowing up. “So he has his sighter for the second one and I thought we lost concentration with it more than anything at that point. “I don’t know what the referee can do in that situation but I am sure he had seen something to call them out, and I just think it actually worked against us as we were set, and we didn’t defend as well as we should have done on the next ball.” Cardiff manager Mackay also looked to play down the Rooney incident. He said: “I have looked at it (the Rooney incident) again and some referees might send him off, but I thought overall Neil Swarbrick had a good game and I think he handled it well. “I think it was two teams who were tough and committed and there were some tasty challenges throughout the whole game. “But I think his handling of the game was reasonably good.” The Scot also backed Swarbrick’s handling of Medel’s confrontation with Fellaini. He said: “Well, he (Medel) is 5ft 2in and Fellaini is 6ft 7in so he is up to his belly button. “So his arm just about reached his shoulder and then Fellaini has his head down in his face again so I think overall looking at it the referee got it right on both counts.” However, former Liverpool and Rangers manager Graeme Souness did not share the opinion of the two managers when it came to Rooney’s clash with Mutch. Speaking on Sky Sports 1, he said: “He should be off there’s no argument. Why the ref has given him a yellow card is beyond me. “He’s got a great view of it, he’s keeping up with the incident all the time. If he’s booked him, he’s seen something. If he sees that, it’s a sending off. “I don’t know what Wayne is thinking of. He’s got an exploding head, we know that. That’s just borne out of frustration.” United’s unbeaten run now extends to 10 games but they missed out on the chance to climb into the top four and an ineffectual display, particularly in midfield, indicates there is still plenty of work ahead for manager Moyes. And the former Everton manager, who hopes to have Robin van Persie (groin) and Nemanja Vidic (concussion) available to face Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League in midweek, admitted his side had been below-par “I am disappointed,” he said. “It was similar to against Southampton where we had the game in our control with a minute to go and conceded from a set-piece. “I thought we should have played better, we did not have a lot of rhythm in the second half. “This has been a tough place to come for teams. We were on the back of having players on international duty so we would probably have taken a result however it came, but I would have liked it to be better. It wasn’t to be.” David Moyes defended Wayne Rooney after the England striker was fortunate to avoid a red card in Manchester United’s 2-2 draw at Cardiff. Press Associationlast_img read more

Eddie Howe signs new deal as Bournemouth manager

first_img The 37-year-old was already committed to the club for the coming two and a half years, but has negotiated a lengthier stay – believed to be until 2020 – after a clause in his previous contract was activated by their recent promotion. As well as providing Howe with a rare – by Premier League managerial standards – job security, the development also represents a significant coup for Bournemouth, given their highly-rated former defender is widely considered a potential England manager. Eddie Howe has signed a new contract to remain as Bournemouth manager beyond 2018. In two separate reigns at the club, Howe has guided them from near-financial ruin to their first ever appearance in the Premier League and, in the context of modern football, has inspired a promising start to the season despite several serious injuries to significant players and a relatively modest budget. “Eddie’s contract had a clause in it which meant that we would re-negotiate after promotion to the Premier League,” chief executive Neill Blake told the club’s official website. “Rather than negotiate immediately in May, Eddie, (owner) Maxim (Denim) and I all felt that it was more appropriate to concentrate on preparations for the club’s first season in the top flight. “Once we found the opportunity to address Eddie’s deal, the negotiations proved quick and easy and we are absolutely delighted with the outcome. “Eddie and his management team have given the town a football club to be proud of and laid the foundations to make sure that is the case for many years to come. “Maxim and I have total faith in Eddie and share his vision for progress and plans for the future, which we are all very excited about.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Lamar’s Garth Garners His Second Weekly Award of 2017-18

first_imgMen’s Basketball Player of the Week – Nick Garth, Lamar – Jr. – Guard – Houston, Texas Honorable Mention: Tevon Saddler, Nicholls; Jordan Howard, Central Arkansas; Charles Brown III, UIW; Leon Gilmore, Stephen F. Austin. FRISCO, Texas – Lamar’s Nick Garth is the Southland Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for the second time this season, the league announced Monday. Southland Conference Players of the Week are presented by The Cardinals (19-11, 11-6 SLC) picked up two road wins this past week to clinch their spot in the 2018 Southland Conference Basketball Tournament in Katy, Texas, on March 7-11. LU opened the week with an 87-73 victory over Houston Baptist (6-23, 2-14 SLC) on Wednesday to earn its second win against the Huskies this season. Garth and his squad then claimed their second win against Stephen F. Austin (23-6, 12-4 SLC) this season, defeating the Lumberjacks 71-66 on Saturday. LU wraps up its season Saturday in Lake Charles with a 3:30 p.m. CT contest against rival McNeese. Coming off the bench in both games for Lamar, Garth averaged 22.5 points per game to lead the Cardinals to a 2-0 week. Garth began the week knocking down four triples and going a perfect 4-of-4 from the free-throw line against Houston Baptist en route to dropping 22 points. He then scored 23 points Saturday at Stephen F. Austin to give the Lumberjacks their first loss at home this season. The junior guard from Houston shot 8-of-17 from the field and drained six three-pointers to provide Lamar with its first season sweep over SFA since the 2001-02 season. Garth also won the award Jan. 22. Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on at least 25 percent of ballots.last_img read more

Sterling back with a bang for Arnett

first_imgBack with a bang is the phrase that can be best used to describe the performance of Newton Sterling and Arnett Gardens in Sunday night’s Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) game against neighbours Boys’ Town.Sterling, who last played in the League over a year ago, reminded of his striking prowess with a 25-minute hat-trick, and erased the terrible memory of the defending champions’ loss to Cavalier on Monday last. Kemal Malcolm was responsible for Arnett’s fourth goal in their 4-0 win.”Three goals in 25 minutes is good. It is always a good feeling to score goals, and to score three in your first game is really a tremendous feeling,” said the 30-year-old, who sat out his team’s first two games of the season as he awaited his International Transfer Certificate (ITC).The fact that he was not fully fit made the performance even more special for Sterling, who last season represented San Juan Jabloteh in the Trinidadian League.”I am not fully fit as I am coming off a hamstring injury, so to do this injured makes it feel even better. I am getting where I want to be, so it is a good sign,” he added.Sterling confessed that observing his team’s poor performance in their loss to Cavalier set something off in him and triggered his hat-trick performance.”Sitting and watching that game was really disappointing; we did not look like the defending champions, and that hurt. Cavalier created about nine or 10 clear chances and could have really won by a bigger margin.”We got together as a team and said that we cannot play like that again; if we are going to lose, we have to lose fighting. That kind of performance could not be repeated, we pledged,” said the 6′ 5″ Sterling, who stood head and shoulders above everyone at the Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex.He added: “That Cavalier game kind of opened our eyes. We had to look at ourselves, from forward all the way to the backline. We had to raise our game.”Sterling, who said he declined to extend his contract with San Juan Jabloteh as he wanted to remind the national coaching staff of his qualities and to put himself back in the shopping window, said he had a feeling something good was going to happen.”When things are going to happen, you can know. The way I felt in training, I had the feeling that something good was going to happen. I did not know I was going to score a hat-trick, but it came and I am happy. I knew was going to score, though,” he said.Sunday’s win pushed Arnett Gardens back up into second spot with six points as Cavalier did not see action.POINTS STANDING P W D L GF GA GD PtsPortmore 3 3 0 0 5 1 4 9Arnett 3 2 0 1 7 1 6 6Cavalier 2 1 1 0 1 0 1 4H Lion FC 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 4Rivoli 3 1 1 1 1 1 0 4MoBay U 2 1 0 1 3 2 1 3Reno 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 3H View 2 0 2 0 2 2 0 2Tivoli 3 0 2 1 1 2 -1 2Boys’ Twn 3 0 2 1 2 6 -4 2Waterhouse 2 2 1 1 1 2 -1 1UWI FC 3 0 0 3 0 7 -7 0last_img read more

Pistorius under observation in hospital—official

first_imgLATEST STORIES End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets In this July 6, 2016, file photo, Oscar Pistorius leaves the High Court in Pretoria, South Africa, after a judge passed a new sentence of six years imprisonment after his conviction was changed to murder for shooting girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in 2013. Pistorius has been taken from prison to a hospital for medical examinations and will be kept at the facility overnight, it was reported on Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017. South African media reports say he was complaining of chest pains. AP POOL FILEJOHANNESBURG, South Africa—Jailed Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius was taken to hospital Thursday for overnight observation, an official said, as local media reported he was suffering chest pains.Pistorius, 30, is serving a six-year jail term for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, a model and law graduate, in his Pretoria house in 2013.ADVERTISEMENT ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respitecenter_img The year before he killed Steenkamp, Pistorius became the first double-amputee to race at Olympic level when he appeared at the London 2012 games.While on parole he gave a television interview saying that an “instant fear” drove him to open fire.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ The “Blade Runner”, as he was known, has always maintained that he mistook Steenkamp for an intruder when he fired four high-caliber bullets through a locked toilet cubicle.“This morning he went for a medical examination and he was scheduled to return back (to jail), but he will now be kept overnight for observation,” Logan Maistry, spokesman for the department of correctional services, told Agence France-Presse.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Maistry added that the department would not release details on Pistorius’s medical condition.The News24 website said Pistorius was taken from Atteridgeville prison in Pretoria to hospital in an ambulance after complaining of chest pains. 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Neymar completes world record PSG move McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnlast_img read more

Unicomer Inc inaugurates first health fair and expo

first_imgIn observance of Occupational Safety and Health Month 2016, Unicomer Guyana Inc commonly known asJunior Minister of Health Dr Karen Cummings and Deputy Mayor Sherod Duncan, examine a booth at the health fair and expoCourts, on Monday inaugurated its first health fair and expo in front of its Main Street office.Hosted with the intent of disseminating information to the public on safer health practices, the expo featured a number of booths from varying health organisations.This newly introduced initiative is one of the company’s strategies of giving back to Guyanese in a different way than its usual retailing business.Country Manager of Unicomer Guyana, Clyde de Hass during his remarks at the opening said this is just the company exhibiting its social responsibility to the community by means of spreading awareness of healthier living.He said that for two days the health fair and expo will serve as an easier way of educating persons on healthy practices, and hopefully this information will continue to spread throughout the country.Present at the expo was newly elected Deputy Mayor of Georgetown Sherod Duncan, who lauded the initiative by the company which adds to the already long list of other activities that the company over the years have been embarking on.Duncan said over the years the company has been able to move to higher heights, but in all, giving back to the communities continue to be high on its agenda as it fulfils its corporate responsibility.Since its existence the deputy mayor said, Courts has been able to effectively work towards promoting a healthier city through its many cleanup campaigns which shows its dedication to the country’s development.For this reason, Duncan pledged the Mayor and City Council’s support for initiatives such as these which benefit the general public.Meanwhile, Minister within the Ministry of Public Health Dr Karen Cummings also congratulated the company on its first health fair which she outlined will serve a significant purpose for the Guyanese populace.She said this initiative would aid the ministry in achieving its goal of having a Guyana which is filled with healthy persons, who in turn will be more productive.Cummings said the aim of government is to reduce the risk factors that contribute to unhealthy living, and with more initiatives like these Guyana will be on its way to reaping tangible benefits.She therefore encouraged other companies to emulate Unicomer and join the body of persons who want to see their country develop in every possible way.The minister said government and more specifically the Ministry of Public Health is ready to work with any company to combat diseases, viruses and any other medical illness that plague the country’s population.The speakers urged all Guyanese to take full advantage of what the fair is offering since it is only on for two days.Booths at the expo will be engaging the public in discussions on how they can care for their health, as well as offering free tests for those visiting.last_img read more

Family still awaiting justice for Devon Deene

first_imgDevon Deene was riding his motorcycle along the Albion Public Road, Berbice, early on the morning of September 22, 2015, when a minibus collided with him. The driver was allegedly found standing over his near-lifeless body before he was rushed to a nearby hospital. He later died.A year later there are no answers to what really occurred and a proposed inquest has not yet begun.Deene’s family is saying that there is some sort of cover-up in the investigations.His sister Kenisha said that since the accident there has been no justice: “We believe that justice delayed is justice denied and it hurts us every day to know that we have to go on knowing that we lose a brother, son an uncle… Nobody is calling us to say this is the case or it is at this position,” she said.The woman lamented that “words cannot articulate the way we feel knowing that my brother is gone and this young man is living free. Every time he sees us he looks at us so pompously and I think that is really unfair.”She claimed that the driver of the minibus which struck her brother was seen consuming what appeared to be alcohol at the Berbice Expo and Trade Fair minutes before the accident occurred while Deene, a factory worker at the Albion Sugar Factory, was on his way home from work.After the accident, she said, her brother’s motorbike was found some distance from the minibus. She said his helmet was never found. According to her, it was because of this that family members believe that there is more to the incident than just the accident.However, eyewitnesses claimed that the motorcyclist was speeding at the time of the accident and was not wearing a helmet.Nevertheless, the sister is contending that a proper investigation was not carried out. She recalls that even before her brother was buried, the driver of the minibus was on the “road driving another vehicle and has never been charged for the causing the death.”“All they tell us is that the file went to the DPP, yes it went to the DPP but nobody is saying anything to us. They had other cases that went to the DPP and they had closure…” Officer-in-Charge of Traffic ‘B’ Division (Berbice) Budnarine Persaud said the Director of Public Prosecutions has advised that an inquest be held to determine whether anyone was responsible for the death of Deene. He explained that based on the outcome of the inquest that it will be determined whether charges will be laid.However, he did express concern that the inquest had not started as yet but noted that the Police have no control over that aspect of the investigations.Deene was riding his motorcycle west along the Albion Public Road when he reportedly tried to overtake a minibus bearing registration PHH 3410, which was heading in the same direction but ended up colliding with it.He was rushed to the Port Mourant Hospital, but was later transferred to the New Amsterdam Hospital. However, given his critical state, Deene was transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital and placed on a life-support machine. He later succumbed.last_img read more

Gunman killed, several arrested after Alpha Hotel shootout

first_imgOne man suspected to be a known criminal was on Thursday afternoon fatally shot during an exchange ofThe scene on Thursday afternoongunfire between Police ranks and bandits at Ogle, East Coast Demerara.The dead man was identified as 51-year-old Nigel Joseph of South Ruimveldt, Georgetown. He was reportedly shot to the abdomen and was taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. In addition, at least three others were arrested. They are currently being interrogated by Police.Crime Chief Wendell Blanhum, when contacted, told media operatives that the Police received information about a large-scale drug transaction and went to the location to investigate. While there, they realised that the information was true and immediately came under fire.C (East Coast Demerara) Division Commander Marlon Chapman confirmed that the shootout occurred about 16:30h at the Alpha Hotel, Ogle. He said the Police were conducting an operation in the area when they came under fire from the men who were occupying a room at the hotel.Chapman revealed that the Police returned fire, hitting the man who later succumbed. As the Police moved in, he related, the others attempted to escape, but were cornered and arrested.The Police have since recovered an unlicensed firearm at the scene.Chapman also confirmed that none of the Police ranks were injured during the shootout which lasted some 15 minutes.last_img read more

Moose FM calling Huskies vs Flyers live

first_imgTo listen live, click here. It’s a big game for the Huskies, who are coming off a solid 6-4 win over Slake Lake, which capped off a busy and emotional weekend for the Huskies where they went 1-1-1.Last weekend, the Huskies welcomed the Flyers to the North Peace Arena, and suffered a tough 4-3 overtime loss at home.To add to last Friday’s OT loss, the Huskies played Fairview in a home-and-home series in the pre-season, suffering an unfortunate sweep at the hands of the Flyers, adding even more fuel to a growing rivalry between the two teams, which has produced some of the most physical hockey of the season.- Advertisement -It’s a big game in the standings for both clubs, as Fort St. John, sitting in sixth place (3-5-0-1) in the NWJHL standings, only leads the seventh place Flyers (2-7-0-0) by two points.A Fort St. John victory would see them jump the fifth place Sexsmith Vipers (4-6-0-0), who lead the Huskies by a lone point, while a loss would result in the Flyers moving into a tie with Fort St. John for sixth.Friday’s game begins at 8 p.m. and for the first time this season, it can be heard live on Moose FM. The live coverage begins at 7:45 p.m. with the Moose FM Pre-Game Show.Advertisementlast_img read more

Big Brothers Big Sisters looking to recruit volunteers with Rooftop Challenge

first_imgSeptember 2015 is Big Brothers Big Sisters month in the City of Fort St John, and the organization will be hosting an upcoming Rooftop Challenge Recruitment Drive, on September 21st and 22nd.Big Brothers Big Sisters staff, along with representatives from the North Peace Savings and Credit Union, Bell Media and Moose FM will be camping on the rooftop of the North Peace Savings and Credit Union to recruit potential mentors and special event volunteers.Representatives will be on-hand at an information booth across the street in the Save-On-Foods parking lot.- Advertisement -“Serving as role models, our mentors teach by example the importance of giving and giving back, of staying in school, and of having respect for self, family, peers and community,” said Executive Director Danielle Armstrong.“Each time we pair a child with a mentor or introduce a group of students to an in-school program, we start something incredible – a life-changing relationship built on friendship, trust and empowerment.”Big Brothers Big Sisters of Fort St John has been serving the Fort St John area for 31 years now, and expanded their services in 2009 to include the communities of Dawson Creek and Fort Nelson.Advertisement They supports hundreds of individuals per year through mentorship and support programs including the Canadian Tire Jumpstart sports funding program, and their Adopt a Family – Holiday Hamper program.last_img read more