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first_imgA record venue crowd of more than 225,000 spectators are expected to attend The 146th Open at Royal Birkdale this week making it one of the best attended in the history of the Championship. Martin Slumbers, Chief Executive of The R&A, said, “The record number of spectators expected to attend Royal Birkdale this week underpins The Open’s reputation as one of the world’s great sporting events.“We very much look forward to welcoming fans from all over the globe to Royal Birkdale to join us for a true celebration of world-class sport.”The Open is increasingly attracting a younger audience with more than 20,000 young people aged under 25 attending the Championship. More than 10,000 Youth Tickets have been sold in advance of the Championship, while over 10,000 juniors aged 16 years will attend the Championship free of charge as part of the successful Kids Go Free initiative.Several hospitality and ticket categories have sold out with the Claret Jug Pavilion, Champions Club, Greenside Club, Reserved Seating and Twilight Tickets all selling out in advance of the Championship.More than 3,000 spectators will take advantage of free accommodation for youngsters and a low-cost rate for adults at The Open Camping Village located at nearby Victoria Park.Notes to Editors:The Open’s Biggest Attendances:2000, St Andrews, Scotland: 239,0002015, St Andrews, Scotland: 237,0002006, Royal Liverpool, England: 230,0002017, Royal Birkdale, England: >225,0002005, St Andrews, Scotland: 223,0001990, St Andrews, Scotland: 209,0002014, Royal Liverpool, England: 203,0002008, Royal Birkdale, England: 201,5002010, St Andrews, England: 201,0001998, Royal Birkdale, England: 195,000The OpenThe 146th Open will be played at Royal Birkdale from 16-23 July 2017.The Open is golf’s oldest championship. Played since 1860 on iconic links golf courses, it is the sport’s most international Major Championship with qualifying events on every continent. For one week each year, the pursuit of the famous Claret Jug trophy is the focus of the sporting world, followed globally by millions of fans.Staged by The R&A, The Open delivers an annual economic benefit of up to £100 million to its host region, while the Championship’s commercial success supports the development of the game, worldwide.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Based on strong advance sales, the attendance will surpass the previous high mark of 201,500 at Royal Birkdale in 2008, with this year’s Championship the fastest selling in history. Thousands of fans are still expected to purchase tickets throughout the week and this year’s Championship could take its place in the four largest attendances in The Open’s history.last_img read more

first_imgView comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Klay Thompson added 26 points with four 3s and Ian Clark scored 21 off the bench, while Draymond Green dished out 11 assists to go with nine boards in the Warriors’ ninth straight victory since losing at L.A. earlier this month.Golden State took care of the ball, too, committing just 10 turnovers.“That’s ridiculous – 47 and 10,” Thompson said.Rookie No. 2 overall draft pick Brandon Ingram scored a career-best 16 points in his first start for Los Angeles, which had no answers defensively as Golden State shot 61.6 percent with 19 3-pointers.Warriors coach Steve Kerr has repeatedly noted it might take time for his team to really click, yet at 15 games in Golden State was in top form – at least for one spectacular night of basketball.ADVERTISEMENT “”I mean 47 is a shocking number but getting 30 every night is not surprising,” Kerr said.“We don’t have to do anything spectacular, just keep the ball moving.”Walton, the former top assistant for Golden State , returned to Oracle Arena and saw his old guys thoroughly dominate a young, beat-up Los Angeles squad that got more bad news regarding point guard D’Angelo Russell’s knee injury.“That was a beautiful exhibition they put on us out there,” Walton said.Walton spent the first 43 games last season as Golden State interim coach while eventual Coach of the Year Kerr took a prolonged leave of absence dealing with complications following two back surgeries. Walton guided the Warriors to a record 24-0 start and 39-4 overall record while in charge.Golden State had 46 assists on Nov. 7, 1981, against Denver.Curry shot 11 of 18 and 7 for 12 from beyond the arc. The two-time reigning MVP already set the single-season 3-point record with 13 on the way to 46 points in a Nov. 7 win against New Orleans – three days after going 0 for 10 from long range against the Lakers to have his streak with at least one 3 snapped at 157 regular-season games.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports PH among economies most vulnerable to virus Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes Golden State Warriors’ JaVale McGee (1) dunks against the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)OAKLAND, Calif. — The pass-happy Golden State Warriors put on a spectacular offensive show for their former coach, and Luke Walton had to watch the onslaught against his Los Angeles Lakers from the other bench this time.Stephen Curry had 31 points with seven 3-pointers and nine assists, Kevin Durant scored 28 and Golden State discovered an astonishing first-half offensive flow to run away from the undermanned Lakers 149-106 on Wednesday night.ADVERTISEMENT The Warriors’ franchise-record 47 assists – on 53 baskets – are the most in the NBA this season and topped their previous best passing night more than 35 years ago.“That’s pretty crazy. We almost have more assists than rebounds. That’s sick,” Durant said. “That shows we’re getting more comfortable with each other.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad AliIt was the most assists in the NBA since Phoenix also had 47 on Nov. 29, 1991.Golden State had 26 assists on 29 baskets before the break, as in sync as the Warriors have been since adding Durant during the offseason and far better than when they took a 20-point beating at Los Angeles less than three weeks ago.center_img Love’s 34-point quarter powers Cavaliers past Blazers EDITORS’ PICK We are young MOST READ 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exerciselast_img read more

first_img…with the plan for cultureWhen Frank Anthony was PPP’s Minister of Culture, Ruel Johnson hounded him something fierce about “not doing anything on or for culture”. Anthony could do nothing right. Wasn’t a day that went by when Johnson wasn’t in the letters pages yapping at Anthony’s heels. If it wasn’t CARIFESTA, it was the Caribbean Press. Or why wasn’t HE, Johnson, a member of a delegation getting a free trip to Suriname.Well, Johnson’s been the Culture Czar for over a year. He’s certainly been getting enough free trips to here, there and everywhere! The man has crossed the seven seas and hopped across five continents! Right now he’s lolling on some beach in Barbados! You hardly hear from him any longer. What was it that our real man of words, Martin Carter said about mouths being muzzled? Had something to do with being fed…and nobody’s being better fed than Johnson!But the question is – where’s the plan he’s been working on for culture for the new Administration? He’s making his Minister look real bad. And gosh knows she’s had enough flack – much of it not of her making. But his failure’s also placing a lot of pressure on Prezzie who’d come out and made “Social Cohesion” the main plank of his Administration. And it makes sense, doesn’t it?Unless you get this country back together so that it can pull together, how are we ever gonna get the economy back on track? And what gets people together like culture? In fact if it weren’t for culture, we’d be living in old Thomas Hobbes “State of Nature”. And that was no Eden! Johnson was supposed to have held some “consultations” to craft the culture plan he’d convinced the government he could deliver. But like the old conundrum that asked whether the tree fell in the middle of the forest if no one heard it…were any consultations held when no one’s seen head nor hair of a report on them?Last weekend, there was supposed to be a conclave about cultural industries. Your Eyewitness understands Johnson was there and we hope he took some notes. In addition to providing the glue that forms the “social” in “social cohesion”, culture also creates tangible and intangible products that can bring big bucks into the country. So, after criticising Anthony about the Caribbean Press…what has Johnson done about using it to publish books by all the talent he’d spoken about in Guyana? Or the music? Or dance? Or film? Or painting?But old people do say that “Moutar different from guitar”. And Ruel Johnson’s all Moutar!!… to deliver the forensic labWhen he was in the Opposition, Khemraj Ramjattan really did a number on Clement Rohee for not delivering the goods in the fight against crime. One area he honed in on was the lack of an operational Forensics Lab after spending a billion dollars. Becoming Minister of Public Security, Ramjattan on June 27, 2015, explained he had to have exhibits “preserved and having the integrity so that when it goes to court, there will be no falsifications and that they lead to no wrongful acquittals or wrongful convictions.” In other words, the AC and refrigeration had to work properly.Exactly a year later on June 27, 2016, asked about the Forensic Lab, guess how Ramjattan explained why the Lab still wasn’t operational: “If there were any problems with record keeping or the quality of evidence, then defence counsel could tear the prosecution’s case apart.” In other words, Ramjattan hasn’t even been able to get the AC fixed!!What a difference a year DOESN’T make!!…who’ll bring home the cricket bacon?Well, the 2016 Hero CPL T20 Tournament kicked off last night over in Trinidad! Here and now, your Eyewitness is making his prediction: it’s the Guyana Amazon WARRIORS all the way!!And he’s ready to put his money where his mouth is!last_img read more

first_imgDear Editor,I thank you for allowing me space in your publication over past weeks to share with this nation, details on the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) to allow citizens to formulate their own conclusions.In one of my letters titled “I would like GuySuCo to answer these four queries”, which GuySuCo seems to be dodging, I stated that GuySuCo’s Executive management is a hapless crew that is irrational, illogical and lacks objectivity. This description cannot be more apt, given the recent news on proposed closure of the Enmore and Rose Hall Factories by the end of 2017.Editor, I do not support the closure of any estate because I know that it is practically possible to upgrade inefficient factories and increase efficiency in field operations. In this analysis, I shall focus on the decision-making in the Demerara region only. At this instant, GuySuCo ended sugar operations at Wales Estate citing disingenuous reasons and have proposed closure of Enmore and the expansion of Uitvlugt. I support expansion of Uitvlugt in its entirety, however, let’s examine whether the closure of Enmore is sensible or senseless.Firstly, at the moment, GuySuCo receives US0/tonne for bulk sugar and US0-700/tonne for direct consumption sugars. Uitvlugt produces bulk sugar, while Enmore produces and packs direct consumption (DC) sugar to international standards. With such price difference, a logical question is, why close a factory that can deliver a product that earns US0-700/tonne? Secondly, the Enmore Factory has the third most superior juice extraction plant and bagasse-fired boilers after Skeldon and Albion, while its juice processing plant is more advanced for a GuySuCo DC factory, with newly installed equipment, just about five years old (eg syrup clarifier, vertical crystalliser, sugar dryer, pan stirrers, etc). Why close a factory with superior equipment? Thirdly, more than 70 per cent of cane fields at Enmore can accommodate mechanised operations such as planting, weed control, harvesting, etc. Why close an Estate with more mechanised operations? Fourthly, while all estates have a high-unit cost of production, Enmore’s unit cost is lower than some of the other estates. Why close an estate with a lower production cost?My fellow Guyanese, you are now equipped with additional details to determine whether a proposal by GuySuCo to close Enmore is sensible or senseless. Hopefully, GuySuCo will respond to these additional queries. It is a national tragedy that the Government of Guyana is accepting fully advice by a super-salaried team that displays the epitome of incompetence and poor judgement and unconscionable hearts. GuySuCo’s narcissistic CEO and team are directing the Government down a path of self-destruction.Sincerely,Sookram Persaudlast_img read more

first_imgMOST READ Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down “We sincerely apologize to our athlete guests from Timor-Leste, Myanmar and Cambodia for the inconvenience caused to them by the confusion regarding their transportation and hotel arrangements,” the Philippine Sea Games Organizing Committee (PHISGOC) said in a statement.“While PHISGOC strives to ensure proper coordination of the arrival details, airport welcome and transportation provisions of all international teams to their respective assigned hotels, we acknowledge our shortcomings in this particular incident and vow to do better,” it added.It said the Timor-Leste athletes were initially sent to the Century Hotel, but they should have been brought to the nearby Hotel Jen.PHISGOC said the Cambodian team informed them late about the change of their arrival time.“Instead of the arrival time initially relayed to PHISGOC, the Cambodian team arrived in Naia at 4 a.m. Transportation was immediately provided, but since their hotel rooms were not yet available because the standard check-in time is 2 p.m.,” it said.ADVERTISEMENT Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee Terrific 12 No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) View comments Thailand reports case of coronavirus from China Microsoft ends free Windows 7 security updates on Tuesdaycenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Football players from Timor-Leste and Myanmar complained about the inconveniences they have encountered at the airport and with hotel arrangements.The Myanmar football team was not able to practice on Saturday night due to delays.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4The Thai football team also complained about the confusion at the airport, and they were also forced to change the schedule of their practice because the training venue was far away from their hotel.Photos of members of the Cambodian football team sleeping on the carpet circulated on social media. Reports said they had no choice because their accommodation was not yet ready. “PHISGOC requested that the team be allowed to wait at an air-conditioned private hotel conference room with tables and chairs where the members could rest and feel comfortable while waiting for their rooms.,” it added.The organizing committee said there had been other 75 international arrivals of athletes, delegates and officials that “have gone off without a hitch.”PHISGOC said, however, the incidents would be a reminder for them “to be more diligent.”“We owe it to our guests and countrymen,” it said.Edited by MUFSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MANILA, Philippines — Local organizers of the Southeast Asian Games on Sunday apologized after facing several complaints from foreign football teams who have started arriving over the weekend.ADVERTISEMENT NFA assures ample rice supply in ashfall, eruption-affected areas Leonardo DiCaprio, Taika Waititi, other stars react to Oscar nominations LATEST STORIES ‘People evacuated on their own’last_img read more

first_imgParking meter fiasco…Jagdeo says Govt concerns hypocriticalOpposition Leader Bharrat JagdeoThe People’s Progressive Party (PPP) said it has joined with all Guyanese in rejecting the “selfish and anti-people measure by a few hard-nosed, hard-ears bureaucrats at City Council” to have parking meters installed in Georgetown. The Party said the plan must be shelved and be left to “rest in peace.”The party’s General Secretary Clement Rohee said on Monday that the Council has been totally dismissive of the outright rejection by the overwhelming majority of citizens of Georgetown, and their representative organisations as well as members of City Council.He said some members of the Council have become enthralled by the magic of the parking meter as a means of making money at the expense of citizens of Georgetown.Rohee said that his party has also noted the total lack of transparency in the public bidding and tendering process of the choice of vendor of the parking meters: “The process is dripping with suspicion. More so, since the address of the head office of the vendor in Manhattan is non-existent, this smacks of the trail of the vanishing vendor.”The party, he told the news conference, objects to the $500 per hour parking fee and finds that an 08:00 to 16:00 hours Monday to Friday employee, who owns a car and works in the city, will have to foot a $4000 perClement Roheeday or $80,000 per month parking bill.“The PPP finds this unacceptable and it must be rejected by all right-minded Guyanese.”According to him, the Granger administration cannot escape responsibility for this “catastrophic debacle” on the part of their “satraps ensconced at City Hall.”Meanwhile, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo said the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance for Change Government is being hypocritical in all of this, as it is now crying foul at the City Council, when it has been doing the very same thing.“The parking meter issue is another fiasco sanctioned by this government… the city council has hand-picked a few contractors, given them work with no bills of quantity, prepared no public tendering process… how can they then lecture the City Council on lack of transparency, when they have been doing the same thing,” he told Guyana Times Monday.He said the government, while in opposition, campaigned on the grounds that the PPP/C lacked transparency in its actions and that it was corrupt.“They promised to do a better job and what we are seeing is a systematic violation of all of our tendering procedures and all the tenets of good governance,” Jagdeo said.last_img read more

first_imgReal Madrid continue their quest for a record-extending 10th European Cup against 2013 finalists Borussia Dortmund.Runaway Bundesliga leaders Bayern will relish the chance of taking on a United side that snatched a 2-1 victory from the jaws of defeat in the 1999 Barcelona-hosted final.United meanwhile have seen a stuttering season under new coach David Moyes burst into life earlier this week when they defeated Olympiakos 3-0 to set up the Bayern match.With United 12 points behind Manchester City and the fourth and final Champions League spot in the Premier League, winning the competition maybe their most realistic chance of qualifying as winners.The first leg will be played at Old Trafford.“What an exciting tie – a repeat of the 1999 Cup Final so everyone will be looking forward to the challenge it presents,” said Manchester United general secretary John Alexander.“We will take heart from the performance of the other night (3-0 win over Olympiakos) and I am sure we will be well prepared for the task ahead of us.“We have a fantastic squad of players and hopefully they can pull it all together on the night.“If we can do well in the first leg, we’ll certainly have chances in the second leg to get some away goals,” continued Alexander.Bayern defender Philipp Lahm warned against complacency despite United’s domestic struggles.“We can’t allow Man Utd’s current position in the Premier League table to affect our mindset for this game,” the veteran German international said.“We’ll need all our strength but we have a good chance of reaching the semi-finals.”Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea travel to the Parc des Princes to take on big spending PSG although the Portuguese two-time European champion has never lost at the quarter-final stages.Chelsea defeated PSG 3-0 in Paris during the 2004-05 group stages while the teams drew 0-0 at Stamford Bridge in the return.Laurent Blanc’s PSG reached the last eight last season, with Carlo Ancelotti at the helm, before going out against Barcelona on away goals but remain along with Atletico as the two teams in the last eight never to have lifted the European Cup.For the first time, all eight group winners from the pool round have advanced to this stage of the competition in an explosive quarter-final line-up.Cristiano Ronaldo goes into Real’s match against Dortmund with 13 goals, one short of Lionel Messi’s record for Champions League strikes in one season.The first leg is set for the Santiago Bernabeu as Dortmund were handed a stiff test in their bid to return to the final after losing 2-1 against Bayern at Wembley last May.However Dortmund will take heart from the fact they knocked out Real last season 4-3 on aggregate in the semi-finals.“It’s a very tough draw for us,” admitted Borussia chairman Hans-Joachim Watzke.“Every game at this stage is going to be difficult, but we just have to be prepared as best as we can. It will take an incredible effort from eveyone in the club.”Argentina’s Messi is on 67 Champions League career goals and just four short of the all-time mark held by Spaniard Raul as Barcelona take on Atletico Madrid.Atletico are one point ahead of Barcelona in La Liga with Real Madrid a further three clear at the top of the Spanish table.First leg matches will be played April 1/2 with the return fixtures slated for April 8/9 before the draw for the semi-finals on April 11.The final will be played at Benfica’s Stadium of Light on Saturday May 24.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000NYON, March 21- Defending champions Bayern Munich drew Manchester United in a repeat of the classic 1999 Champions League final as a star-studded quarter-final draw was made in Nyon on Friday.Four-time champions Barcelona will play the first leg at the Nou Camp against La Liga rivals Atletico Madrid in an all-Spanish blockbuster while Chelsea tackle Paris Saint-Germain with the first leg in the French capital.last_img read more

first_img Aloun Diarra in action for West Ham Former West Ham midfielder Alou Diarra is on the verge of completing a move to Chicago Fire, according to reports in France.The MLS side have already brought in Wigan midfielder Shaun Maloney ahead of the new season and they have now turned their attention to Diarra.According to L’Equipe, Chicago have taken the Frenchman on trial with a view to a permanent move.The 33-year-old has been looking for a new club since the summer after terminating his contract with West Ham.The defensive midfielder has since had trials at Championship club Brighton and French side Sochaux, but Chicago are now confident of securing his signature. 1last_img

first_img1 Leroy Fer accidentally bought a horse As part of the build up to the New Year, talkSPORT reveals the most popular content on for every month of 2016…BEST OF TALKSPORT.COM: OCTOBER 2016MOST READ:1. How much is your club’s kit deal worth?When Chelsea announced their whopping £30m kit deal with Adidas, talkSPORT looked at where it put them among the other Premier League teams.Click here to see how much each club earns from their manufacturers.2. Football’s Golden Boys rankedThe annual Golden Boy winner was announced in October, which Renato Sanches won. Run by Italian news outlet Tuttosport since 2003, talkSPORT ranked each previous winner from worst to first.See the rankings here.3. From HERO to ZEROEvery Premier League club has someone they once loved, before some act of betrayal was committed. Is this yours?MOST POPULAR VIDEO IN OCTOBERHow best five players have changed since FIFA 07TALKSPORT PICK OF OCTOBER 2016Here are nine brilliant things footballers have done away from the pitch, such as Steve Bruce becoming an author, Leroy Fer accidentally buying a horse and Emile Heskey appearing on children’s TV with Rod and Emu.Read more here.last_img read more

LIVE ON talkSPORT gameday cracker 1 Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars LATEST REPLY LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Getty Images – Getty Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT huge blow deals Adrian Durham defends John Stones playing out after his mistakes Quite what the mood was in the home dressing room at the break on this occasion was a matter for debate with Denmark dominating the first half for long periods – Eriksen showed few signs of a Champions League final hangover – but without finding a way past goalkeeper Randolph.It was Erisken who tested Randolph with an 11th-minute free-kick which bounced nastily in front of the goalkeeper, although he should have done better with 27 minutes played when he took advantage of a collision between Glenn Whelan and James McClean to race clear, although his decision to cut back on to his right foot to shoot allowed Jeff Hendrick to make a timely intervention.In the meantime, Martin Braithwaite spurned two passable opportunities, but Kasper Schmeichel had found himself desperately clawing away Duffy’s improvised effort after Conor Hourihane had caught out the home defence with a devilish free-kick.The Republic gradually managed to stem the tide as the half-time whistle approached, but McCarthy had work to do at the break. no dice The draw is the fourth in five meetings between the sides in the last 19 months and while Republic boss Mick McCarthy will be delighted with his return from a battling performance in Copenhagen, opposite number Age Hareide was left kicking himself.Darren Randolph made fine saves from Christian Eriksen and Yussuf Poulsen either side of the break, but Denmark wasted a series of golden opportunities to open the scoring before Hojbjerg belatedly did so, and they were ultimately made to pay.The Danes entertain Georgia on Monday evening with just two points from the opening two qualifiers, while Ireland have banked seven ahead of Gibraltar’s trip to Dublin the same night.Irish obstinacy – three of the four most recent encounters between the sides have finished 0-0 – has been a source of great exasperation to the Danes, with midfielder Thomas Delaney describing the Republic as his nation’s “most annoying” opponent in the run-up to the game. Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Poulsen squandered a glorious opportunity to put the Danes ahead within eight minutes of the restart when, after running on to Nicolai Jorgensen’s perfectly-weighted pass, he stepped inside Duffy’s lunge, but could not find a way past Randolph.However, Ireland responded within seconds when Robbie Brady picked out McClean inside the box and he drilled a shot into the near post, where Schmeichel made a vital block.David McGoldrick flicked a header onto the roof of the net with the visitors sensing an opportunity, but they were quickly put back in their place when Poulsen’s 59th-minute run only failed to result in the opening goal when Hourihane’s desperate challenge sent the ball agonisingly wide of the post. Brighton defender Duffy was Ireland’s hero in Copenhagen Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January tense shining Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:24Loaded: 6.85%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:24 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Here’s what’s coming up on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2… Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Croatia vs Wales (Saturday, 2pm) – talkSPORTSwitzerland vs England (Sunday, 2pm) – talkSPORTEngland vs Scotland (Sunday, 5pm) – talkSPORTPortugal vs Netherlands (Sunday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT Braithwaite and Jorgensen both passed up good chances as McCarthy’s men became increasingly stretched, but the deadlock was broken with 14 minutes remaining when Hojbjerg timed his run to perfection to get to Jens Larsen’s cross ahead of Richard Keogh and glance a header past Randolph.The lead lasted just nine minutes, however, and Ireland snatched a point as the game approached its final throes when Duffy climbed high above Simon Kjaer to power home a header from substitute Alan Judge’s free-kick and secure a potentially priceless point. read more