Jose Mourinho continues having a rough time of it in England. The former Chelsea and Real Madrid coach saw his Manchester United team concede a late penalty which Leighton Baines scored to earn Everton a 1-1 draw at Goodison Park. Manchester United’s recent Premier League results have been extremely disappointing – just one win in eight games. Sport EN CET 04/12/2016 Upd. at 19:34 D – 02/10: Man United 1-1 StokeD – 17/10: Liverpool 0-0 Man UnitedL – 23/10: Chelsea 4-0 Man UnitedD – 29/10: Man United 0-0 BurnleyW – 06/11: Swansea 1-3 Man UnitedD – 19/11: Man United 1-1 ArsenalD – 27/11: Man United 1-1 West HamD – 04/12: Everton 1-1 Man United The result leaves Manchester United sixth, a full 13 points behind leaders Chelsea, whom he was sacked by last season as he drove the club into the ground.
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ARSENAL and Tottenham is a rivalry that goes back over 100 years, but this weekend’s North London derby has more riding on it for Unai Emery’s side.Just three points separate the sides, with Tottenham sat in third and Arsenal just outside the top four, but a win for the Gunners could turn it on its head.6 Unai Emery’s side have demonstrated their progress, by going on an 18-game unbeaten run but they have to stay within touching distance of SpursCredit: AFP or licensorsAhead of the first North London derby of the season, former Arsenal player Paul Merson believes there’s more pressure on Arsenal than on Poch’s men.Over the past decade, Spurs may have won the derby nine times to Arsenal’s eight, across all competitions,but the Gunners have been considered a bigger club.Arsenal have competed in the Champions League nine times, since 2008, compared to Tottenham’s three and will be gunning for a win this weekend to ensure they have a better chance of returning to the competition next season.Speaking On Sky Sports’ The Debate, the Arsenal legend said: “This game this weekend is a bigger game for Arsenal than Tottenham, that is how it has swung really.6 Poch’s side will be coming into this fixture on a high, having beaten both Chelsea and Inter MilanCredit: Getty Images – Getty”The pressure is on Arsenal to perform and win the game – if Arsenal do not win this game, you are going to go away from here saying, ‘Tottenham are just getting away from Arsenal’.”Tottenham’s 3-1 thrashing of Chelsea ended their undefeated start under Maurizio Sarri, but if they play in a similar fashion at the Emirates they could well dish out a third loss of the season to Emery’s men.Merson said: “If Tottenham play like they did last weekend against Chelsea, they cannot lose. But, that has only been once this season and they have not been great, despite having their best start.”But they have not played anything like they did the season before.”6 Merson believes the pressure is on ArsenalCredit: Getty – ContributorLatest Arsenal newsSTILL GOT IT!Philip jokes with soldier about weight at ceremony 3 years after retirementSTAR POWERMeghan ‘needs to be admired’ & Kate is ‘the peacemaker’ according to star signsHEIR WE AREInside Prince Charles’ study full of family snaps & a sweet tribute to CamillaROOM WITH A VIEWInside Camilla’s living room with family pics & painting of Prince CharlesCHEEKY CHARLIECharles & Camilla’s ‘secret’ relationship is ‘fun, naughty & spontaneous’Not your queenWhy will Camilla not be Queen when Prince Charles is King?6 Arsenal have a thrilling front-line, but they will need to ensure they are defensively sound against SpursCredit: Getty – ContributorTottenham’s mid-week victory over Inter Milan is likely to give them a boost and with six consecutive wins under their belt, they will be looking to make it a seventh against their fierce city rivals.But, Emery is likely to field his strongest squad as he knows the importance of a win.The club’s progress under their new Spanish manager has seen them achieve an 18-game unbeaten run and bag 28 goals.And their front-line is one of the most thrilling in the league.6 Tottenham’s Champions League win will have given them a boost ahead of the north London derbyCredit: CameraSport – GettyBut it is no secret that their defence has let them down and as a result they can only boast of two clean sheets this season, having conceded 16 goals in the Premier League.Sunday’s clash gives Arsenal a chance to demonstrate their progress under Emery, as they have lost two out of three of their last meetings with Spurs.Tim Sherwood added:”It gives everyone belief that they can possibly get into the top four.”They are going to get nearer towards Tottenham and if they can keep their eye on Tottenham and finish above them, then they will finish in the top four.6 Sherwood believes Spurs have the better playersCredit: EPA”So this game will be a good measure of how far they have come – they played some big teams earlier in the season and fell short.”The Liverpool performance was good at the Emirates and they will need that sort of performance again and Tottenham not to be on song.”Tottenham have the best players, I believe, but the best players do not always win the game. Sometimes the best team do on the day and I think they will need everything to fall their way on the weekend to get a result.”Fabrice Muamba: Living life with a smile coaching Rochdale six years on from dying for 78 minutesMost read in footballBRO MESSAGEBobby Charlton’s touching tribute to Jack revealed as he misses funeral serviceFRESH OUTFITMicah Richards pokes fun at Roy Keane backstage at Sky Sports studiosFALL OF TROYDeeney calls Sky reporter ‘cheeky b******’ after he asks about retirementSHOTS FIREDDenis Irwin’s son trolls Liverpool fans with savage Steven Gerrard tweetPicturedC’MON THE LADSRamos’ becomes dad again as wife gives birth to FOURTH son Maximo AdrianoVideoROY MEANKeane says ‘that’s why they never win anything’ as Villa celebrate staying up
Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone called on his side’s supporters to create an explosive atmosphere to push his team into the Europa League final when they host Arsenal in Thursday’s semi-final second leg.Atletico left the first leg at the Emirates Stadium with a 1-1 draw having played most of the game with 10 men after Sime Vrsjalko was sent off, defending with their backs against the wall while Arsenal dominated but failed to capitalise.Atletico have reached three European finals under Simeone, winning the 2012 Europa League final against Athletic Bilbao and losing the Champions League showpieces in 2014 and 2016 to Real Madrid.Arsenal have made it to two European finals under Arsene Wenger, who is leaving the club at the end of the season after 22 years, losing the 2000 UEFA Cup final to Galatasaray and the 2006 Champions League final to Barcelona.“We need positive energy and the stadium to explode,” Simeone told a news conference. “We have a huge will to get to the final.”Simeone’s success with Atletico has been built on a rock-solid defence, intense pressing and making the most of their chances and the Argentine coach was under no illusions as to how his side will play against Arsenal, knowing that a goalless draw would be enough to send the Spaniards through.“We will try to be very well organised,” said Simeone, whose side have not conceded a goal in their last 11 games in all competitions at their home the Wanda Metropolitano, last letting in a goal against Girona on Jan. 20.“We will try to be very direct and blunt and live every second at the maximum intensity knowing how important each ball is.”Simeone was sent off along with Vrsaljko in the first leg and long-time assistant German ‘Mono Burgos will be on the sidelines in his place.Thursday will be Wenger’s 250th European game as a coach and getting past Atletico and beating either Olympique de Marseille or Salzburg in the final in Lyon is his last chance to sign out on his long Arsenal career on a high.The Frenchman won the Premier League three times and seven FA Cups since taking over at Arsenal in 1996 although his legacy has been tarnished by failing to compete for league titles in recent years or go beyond the last 16 of the Champions League since 2010.Arsenal have also failed to finish in the top four in the league in the last two seasons and winning the Europa League is their last chance to avoid missing out on Champions League qualification for a second year in a row.“The target is to get to 251 European games,” said Wenger.“The next game is always the most important in my life. It influences the future of my club. That’s why it’s a very, very big game for us. Will we qualify for the Champions League or not?”
England defender Danny Rose has told his family not to attend the World Cup because he fears they may be racially abused in Russia.“I’ve told my family I don’t want them going out there because of racism and anything else that may happen,” the 27-year-old left back told London’s Evening Standard on Wednesday.“I don’t want to be worrying, when I’m trying to prepare for games, for my family’s safety. If anything happens to me, it wouldn’t affect me like it would if my family had been abused.”Rose, who suffered personal racial abuse when he played for England’s under-21s in Serbia in 2012, added: “I’m fine with whatever may or may not happen, and I like to think I’ll be able to deal with it in the right way.”Russia has pledged to crack down on racism at the tournament, which runs from June 14 to July 15, but cases of racist abuse have continued to be reported in the country in the run-up to the World Cup, and the country was fined last month after racist abuse was directed at French players during a friendly in March.FIFA fined Russia 30,000 Swiss francs ($30,400/22,650 pounds) for that incident in St Petersburg, which is one of the 11 host cities for the World Cup, and Rose said the sanction was nowhere near enough to have the desired impact.“A 22,000 pounds fine is disgusting,” he said. “What do (FIFA) expect? I don’t want to sound arrogant but if I’d been fined 22,000 pounds, without sounding big-headed, it wouldn’t make a difference. A country being fined 22,000 pounds is just laughable.”Rose, who will be appearing at his first World Cup, said his family were disappointed by his decision to ask them not to attend.“My dad’s really upset. He said he may never get a chance again to come and watch me in a World Cup,” he said. “It’s really sad. Somehow Russia got the World Cup and we have to get on with it.”Rose is the latest player to voice concerns about racism at the World Cup. His fellow fullback, Ashley Young, said last week that England’s players had talked about the potential for racist abuse from spectators.Rose told the Standard players had discussed walking off the pitch in such an event. “Until it actually happens, and under what circumstances, it’s hard to say what you’d actually do.”
SUBRINA Richards on Friday confirmed her status as one of the best female middleweight martial artists in the world, winning a third consecutive International Sport Kick-boxing Association (ISKA) Amateur Members Association World Championships title in Athens, Greece.Coach Jason McKay said he had no doubt Richards would have completed the hat-trick after winning points-sparring titles in Portugal, 2015, and Stuttgart, Germany, last year.”She is at about 80 per cent fitness but, even at that, I knew she was way ahead of anyone else. There is no one in the European confederation who can seriously challenge her in points fighting. I am even surprised that the final was so close. Germany really pushed her to the line,” he said.Richards, who won Jamaica’s third gold at the event, following Akino Lindsay’s opening-day super heavyweight title win and Sheckema Cunningham’s microweight victory on Thursday, said she was elated after a tough fight.GREAT FEELING”It’s a great feeling knowing I was able to defend my title twice. This was the first ISKA title I won, back in 2015, and I was able to get it again, twice, last year in Germany as well.”It was a tough match, to be honest. I fought two Germans. It was a pretty close match. I am just super happy, super proud, very excited and looking forward to 2018 when we are hosting. I will have the opportunity to defend my title in front of my fellow Jamaicans,” she added.The Jamaicans hope to end the tournament with four gold medals, pinning their bets on Cunningham’s point-sparring bout, a late match, following her title win in continuous-sparring last week.”We are hosting this tournament in Montego Bay next year, and it would be great to have four titles resting with the host country,” McKay pointed out, adding that the 2018 ISKA Amateur Members Association World Championships, September 10-15, could surpass the success of the 2014 International Taekwondo Federation World Cup, which was also staged in Montego Bay.”We pulled off that one with few, if any, hitches and many praises, internationally and locally,” he said.
‘People evacuated on their own’ Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down Geje Eustaquio back on track. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Former ONE World flyweight champion Geje Eustaquio got back on the winning track after stopping Toni Tauru with a vicious spinning heel kick in the third round of their flyweight bout in ONE: Masters of Fate Friday at Mall of Asia Arena.Eustaquio (13-8) controlled the last two rounds and capped it all off with a beautiful spinning heel kick that landed straight at the midsection of Tauru (11-8-1) sending the Finnish down and prompting the referee to stop the bout 2:11 into the third.ADVERTISEMENT No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist 2 village execs nabbed in Bohol buy-bust SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold01:04Team Lakay’s rough start lights a fire under Danny Kingad02:51SEA Games 2019: PH’s Josie Gabuco boxing light flyweight semi final (HIGHLIGHTS)01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown01:54MMDA deploys rescue team to Batangas following Taal eruption DSWD Bicol donates P1.5M worth of food packs for Taal eruption evacuees PSL Shine takes home Super Cup bronze 400 evacuees from Taal eruption take refuge in Mt. Banahaw Stamp Fairtex secured her third straight mixed martial arts win after taking a unanimous decision over Bi Nguyen in the atomweight division.Fairtex, the women’s Muay Thai and Kickboxing atomweight champion, was a whirling derby of strikes keeping Nguyen (5-5) at bay in every possible way.With two belts under her name, Fairtex (3-0) said she’ll focus solely on MMA and aim for that third title the—ONE World atomweight championship that Angela Lee holds.“Now I want to focus on MMA and get that third belt,” said Fairtex.China’s Li Kai Wen opened up the main card with a vicious knockout win over Indonesia’s Paul Lumihi in the bantamweight division.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs: Cloud seeding in ashfall affected areas needs study Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee “I was inspired by Kevin [Belingon] and his spinning back kick and we kep t on repeating that in the gym,” said Eustaquio who lost his last fight against Yuya Wakamatsu. “We tried it a thousand times.”Eustaquio, who thanked his Team Lakay stablemates, also dedicated the fight and the win to the earthquake victims in Mindanao.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4Tauru had control earlier in the bout and nearly locked Eustaquio in different submission holds before the Filipino got out of it and brought the fight back to their feet.It was in the second round that Eustaquio ultimately dictated the pace using his striking to dominate Tauru, who’s four inches taller than the 5-foot-6 Filipino. MOST READ Li (11-4) punished Lumihi (7-5) with multiple knee strikes in the clinch and closed it out with a cracking right uppercut that put the Indonesian to sleep 2:39 into the first roundThis was Li’s fourth straight win while Lumihi slipped to his fourth straight loss.Yoshitaka Naito of Japan earned a unanimous decision win over Thailand’s Mitsatit in a grappling masterclass in the strawweight division to close out the preliminary card.Naito (15-3) chalked up his second straight win following up his unanimous decision win over Alex Siva in May.Mitsatit (10-4), meanwhile, dropped his second consecutive match and has lost four of his last five fights.Thailand’s Kongsak Pk. Saengchai Muay Thai Gym earned a unanimous decision win over China’s Han Zi Hao in the bantamweight division (Muay Thai) in the ONE Super Series.Kongsak was methodical in his approach keeping Han at bay with stiff kicks to maintain his dominance throughout the fight.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
Representatives of several agencies on Tuesday participated in an International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code training exercise, conducted within the plant of Bosai Minerals Group Guyana Incorporated in Linden.ISPS training exercise at Bosai Minerals Group Guyana Incorporated in LindenPort Facility Security Officer attached to Bosai, John Domer explained that the aim of the exercise was to test and improve the response rate of participating agencies (Guyana Police Force, Guyana Fire Service, Guyana Revenue Authority, St John’s Ambulance Brigade, Linden Hospital) in cases of port emergencies. The ISPS Code was put in place following the terrorist attack on the World Trade Centre in the United States in 2001. It was formulated in 2002 and came into effect in 2004. Since then, it is mandatory for all international ports to be compliant with the ISPS Code. This is an activity that is mandated by the Maritime Administration Department (MARAD) for all port facilities across Guyana.Bosai, which is considered an international port, has been compliant since 2008, with the exercise being the third of its kind hosted since.“Our port, Bosai is an international port because we export more than 500 tonnes per ship and the ISPS Code says 500 tonnes and over must be ISPF compliant…The main objective of this training is to ensure that in case there is an emergency on the port, that the respective agencies – the Guyana Police Force, Fire Service, they all respond in a timely manner to put measures in place that we minimise any undesired events,” Domer said.Such events include bomb threats, terrorist attacks and theft.“There’s a stipulation to check on communication, access control, the response by designated authority and other law enforcement agencies,” the Port Facility Security Officer explained.
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! DALLAS – The Dallas Stars activated center Mike Modano from injured reserve Tuesday, and he played and didn’t score in the team’s game at San Jose after being sidelined for nearly two months. Modano, who missed 23 games since Dec. 4 with a hip and groin injury, skated hard during practice Monday and said he felt good after the workout. Modano, a former No. 1 overall draft pick and the only player remaining on the Stars’ roster that made the move from Minnesota to Dallas in 1993, is second in career goals and points among U.S.-born players. His 495 goals trail Joe Mullen’s 502, and his 1,203 points trail Phil Housley by 29. The Stars play at San Jose again Thursday. He had 10 goals and 10 assists in 27 games before the injury. Modano returned to practice Thursday, the day after the All-Star Game in Dallas. He dropped the ceremonial first puck for the game, but didn’t play.
1 Following his hugely impressive World Cup campaign, it was only a matter of time before James Rodriguez was linked with a big money move. It is approaching a year since the 22-year-old transferred to Monaco, but it looks like he could be about to switch clubs again, with Real Madrid reportedly keen on making him their marquee signing this summer.But how close is the Colombian to making the switch? talkSPORT takes a look…In the hands of PerezIt seems as though it’s more a case of when, rather than if, Rodriguez will join Madrid, after French media outlet RTL reported that the player wishes to leave Monaco. “It is obvious that, for me, it would be a dream to play for Real Madrid. It’s in the hands of president Florentino Perez,” Rodriguez is quoted as saying. The report continues that Real have offered Monaco around €85m for his services, a figure they say is ‘impossible to refuse’.Replacement lined upIt seems as though Monaco are keen to ensure they have a suitable replacement lined-up before allowing Rodriguez to leave for Spain. According to TF1, that man is Benfica’s Rodrigo Moreno. They say that new Monaco boss Leonardo Jardim is a huge fan of Moreno and will land him for around €30m prior to allowing Rodriguez to move.Contract agreed, player plus cash offeredSpanish publication AS have taken it one step further, reporting that Rodriguez has already agreed terms with Real Madrid, signing a deal that will see him earn €7.5m-a-year. They continue by saying that Rodriguez’s plan always was to join Madrid at some point in his career, meaning that his decision is not based on financial gain. AS believe that rather than paying an outright fee of €80m+ Real are trying to negotiate a deal that will see them pay €70m and include a player going in the opposite direction.Five-year dealFrench station Radio Montecarlo have gone down the same route, but believe that Rodriguez will earn €8m-a-year, having signed a five-year contract with Madrid. They also echo AS’ reports that the transfer fee will be in €70m region.Di Maria on the move?In another report AS say that Rodriguez will likely occupy the position of Angel Di Maria. It is suggested that Di Maria does not feel valued by the club and will pursue a move of his own, with Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain his potential destinations. The Argentine seems to favour a move to France at this stage, but the Red Devils could steal him for €60m.The rebellion beginsAS today claim that Rodriguez will never play for Monaco again, and will only train with them until a transfer to Madrid goes through. They note that the Colombian ‘isn’t willing to risk his transfer to Los Blancos by picking up an injury in a friendly, and has told the club from the Principality as such’.Do Real Madrid need James Rodriguez? Let us know below… James Rodriguez looks to be heading to Real Madrid