‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Much of the talk was about whether finishing first or second in Group G would open up easier games. In the end, it meant little as both advanced to the semifinals.Not everyone seems as enthusiastic as Walker.Harry Kane, the leading scorer at the World Cup with six goals, said he isn’t motivated by the chance to secure the Golden Boot for top scorer in the third-place game.“It’s not something I’m really thinking about,” he said. “It’s not the game we wanted to be in, as a team. It is what it is, but we’ll try and play that game with as much pride as a team as try and finish on a high. We’re still going to be hurting.”PREMIER LEAGUE TEAMMATESADVERTISEMENT Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team “It’s still something massively to play for, to be the third-best team in the world,” Walker said after Wednesday’s semifinal loss to Croatia. “Who would have thought it, at the start of the tournament when everyone was writing us off?“We’ve still got a very important job come Saturday to go and beat the Belgians and get the bragging rights over them because they beat us in the group stage.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’England and Belgium have both produced last-gasp victories at the World Cup — Belgium beating Japan 3-2, England beating Colombia on penalties — but their two games together lack significance.Both had already qualified for the round of 16 when Belgium beat England 1-0 in the last game of the group stage on Adnan Januzaj’s curling shot in a game likened to a friendly thanks to 17 lineup changes. LATEST STORIES Belgium’s Toby Alderweireld, left, and Belgium’s Kevin De Bruyne stand on the pitch at the end of the semifinal match between France and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium, in St. Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, July 10, 2018. (AP Photo/David Vincent)MOSCOW — England defender Kyle Walker is finding meaning in the game no one wants to play.The third-place match at the World Cup is often dismissed as a pointless way for FIFA to fill TV space with two teams who just want to go home. But for Walker, a bronze medal still has value.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Recruitment coup testament to UP’s commitment to produce results MOST READ View comments Even if the result is quickly forgotten by the fans, it will be remembered in Premier League locker rooms.Five Premier League clubs have players on both sides of the game. Walker can face Manchester City teammates Vincent Kompany and Kevin de Bruyne, while Tottenham boasts three players for Belgium and five for England.Liverpool, Manchester United and Chelsea are the other three clubs represented in both squads.HISTORYA third-place game can still be exciting.Germany overturned a 2-1 deficit to beat Uruguay 3-2 in the 2010 game as Diego Forlan sent a free kick off the crossbar in the last minute.However, many third-place games have been one-sided, like the Netherlands’ 3-0 victory over Brazil in 2014, or a source of trivia, like Turkey’s 3-2 win over South Korea in 2002.That game is best known for Turkey forward Hakan Sukur scoring the fastest World Cup goal in history, needing only 11 seconds to make it 1-0. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil
Denny Morrison completed his final race of the 2010-2011 long track speed skating season.Friday, Morrison raced in the World Single Distance Championships, which took place in Inzell, Germany.- Advertisement -Morrison finished the men’s 1000M event with a time of 1:08.92, which earned him fifth place.Morrison also competed Thursday in the men’s 1500M event and finished with a time of 1:45.66, in which he placed 6th in the race.
– Advertisement -The Fort St. John Senior Flyers were shutout in the first game of the McKenzie Cup.The Bentley Generals ended up winning 4-0 Thursday night. The Flyers were 0-10 on the powerplay, while the Generals were 2-6. The Generals now lead the series 1-0.We’ll have a full report Friday morning on the game.Game two in the best of five series will happen Friday night at 6pm Fort St. John time. You can listen to the game live on Moose FM with the M&M Meats McKenzie Cup or online at energeticcity-beta.mystagingwebsite.com This photo from game 1 of the McKenzie Cup is courtesy of MT Actions photography.
City captain Kompany said the derby against second-placed United was the club’s short-term priority but the players felt they had “unfinished business” against Liverpool.“We’ve got one chance to do it in the Champions League,” he said. “In the Premier League we’ve got plenty of opportunities to do the job.“We’ll make it (the Premier League) a priority…. It’s never been like this. You play the league and usually go on holiday but this one feels completely different.”Kompany, who has already won two Premier League titles at City, said nobody at the club believed the European tie was over despite the chastening defeat at Anfield in midweek.“We have to live with the consequences of this result but that’s what makes football special,” said the Belgium international.“We had a very short period of time in this game where everything went wrong but the same can happen in the next game for the opposition. That’s what keeps us believing we can create chances.”Liverpool’s three-goal advantage means if they score in the away leg next week City will have to come up with five goals if they are to progress to the last four but Kompany said they had the firepower to turn the tie around.Kompany said City’s fans would have a big role to play in inspiring the team after experiencing the power of the Anfield crowd on Wednesday.“Fair play to Liverpool — their fans, the club, the way they lived up to this event but it’s our time to do it now but I’ve seen it before so I’ve no doubt they can.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany is on the verge of winning his third Premier League title © AFP/File / Adrian DENNISLONDON, United Kingdom, Apr 6 – Vincent Kompany says Manchester City are happy to wait to seal the Premier League title, while clinging to the hope they can overturn a 3-0 defeat in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final against Liverpool.Pep Guardiola’s team would clinch the league with six games remaining if they beat Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday, which would make them the quickest champions in Premier League history.
CHICAGO — Villanova head coach Jay Wright avoided putting burly Eric Paschall in isolation situations because he knew there was a good chance he’d get called for a foul.Wright often said Paschall’s game translated better to the NBA, where there is more room to operate in a league with better shooters and less restrictive rules. Now, more than 20 games into his rookie season with the Warriors, Paschall is learning how to use so much room for activities, but the process hasn’t been without …
The marketing campaign for the 90th Comrades Marathon, the world’s biggest and oldest ultra-marathon, was launched in Johannesburg on Thursday under the slogan “Be Part of It – Bamba Iqhaza”, as the event pushes to become “the most inclusive sporting event in South Africa”.The Comrades Marathon, the world’s oldest ultramarathon, is an important sporting event in South Africa, attracting runners from all over the world. (Image: Comrades Marathon, Facebook)Brand South Africa reporterThe Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) launched its campaign for the 90th Comrades Marathon, the world’s biggest and oldest ultra-marathon, on Thursday in Johannesburg.The 2015 campaign is centered on the CMA’s vision of an all-inclusive Comrades Marathon, with the slogan: “Be Part of It – Bamba Iqhaza”.‘The most inclusive sporting event in SA’“Comrades attracts around 300 000 spectators, 2.5-million TV viewers, and 4 000 volunteers, but our mission is to become ‘The most inclusive sporting event in South Africa,’” said CMA General Manager Chris Bruwer.“So what we are asking is ‘where are the others?’ We want everyone to be involved. Go on the web and see how you can ‘Be Part of It,’ or in Zulu: ‘Bamba Iqhaza‘.“We invite every Comrades runner, stakeholder, volunteer and supporter to be a part of this iconic race in one way or another,” he added. “There are numerous ways to get involved and participate in the camaraderie while uniting the nation through this iconic event.”2015 raceThe 90th edition of the race will be run on Sunday, 31 May 2015. An “up-run”, it will start at the Durban City Hall at 05:30 and end 12 hours later at the Oval Cricket Stadium in Pietermaritzburg, covering a distance of 87km.The opening date for entries is 1 September 2014, with the entry period set to close on 30 November or as soon as the special entry cap of 23 000 has been reached.That figure is only 1 000 runners less than the number allowed for the Millennium edition of the race in 2000, which produced a world record 14 343 finishers in under the 12 hour time limit. With a field close to the size of the 2000 entry, that record could fall.“We are certainly hoping to improve on that record and have more people on the ground from the 23 000 entry capping,” said Race Director Rowyn James.Old Mutual, which has long been associated with the Two Oceans Marathon, has taken on the role of primary sponsor of the event.Massive money for recordsA massive R1.5-million has been put up for grabs to the first man and woman to break the current men’s and women’s “up-run” records respectively.Both records belong to Russians, with Leonid Shvetsov’s 2008 winning time of 5:24:47 in 2008 the men’s record, while Elena Nurgalieva’s 2006 victory in a time of 6:09:24 stands as the female record.“It’s an incredibly difficult record to break,” commented nine-time winner Bruce Fordyce, who broke the record five times. “Everything will have to be right on the day, and it needs to be competitive right up to the finish line. I think the money is safe for a while.”‘Times are there to be broken’Current Comrades champion Bongmusa Mthembu said: “Times are there to be broken. If it is your day, then it’s your day.“The man who got that record was human, which shows if the approach is correct it can be broken.”The first man and first woman to cross the finishing line will receive R375 000 each.The total prize money for the 2015 Comrades Marathon is R2 600 000, which is in addition to the possible bonuses the winners could earn for record-setting runs.QualificationAlthough entries open on 1 September, with the now traditional “Early bird R30 discount” for South African runners on offer for the first month , every entrant will be required to qualify by running a five-hour marathon as the results of the 2014 Comrades Marathon will no longer count. The new qualifying period will run from 1 August 2014 to 4 May 2015.“The reason for this is two-fold,” James explained. “We want to encourage runners to be fit and healthy for race day. Further, we want to support all other road-running races in the country, especially the Comrades Marathon qualifying races, by driving Comrades runners to participate in those running events.”Runners will be rewarded with a special anniversary medal in next year’s race, which will be the same size as the one used in 1988, the 150-year anniversary of Pietermaritzburg, and 2010, when the 85th running of Comrades took place.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.
View comments MOST READ Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño LATEST STORIES Football player hurt as lightning hits field in Brazil His opening goal against Wolves was a 10th-minute tap-in following a left-wing cross from Leroy Sane, who was sent free by a searching ball forward from center back Aymeric Laporte.When Wolves defender Willy Boly was sent off in the 19th minute for a dangerous tackle on Bernardo Silva, it quickly became a damage-limitation exercise for the visitors.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsJesus added his second goal from the penalty spot in the 39th after Raheem Sterling was fouled by Ryan Bennett.City piled on the pressure in the second half — it finished the game with 76 percent possession — but had only one more goal to show for it, with Conor Coady glancing a header into his own net from substitute Kevin De Bruyne’s cross. TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Since losing back-to-back league games to drop out of the lead and, at one point, seven points behind Liverpool, City has been in relentless form — winning five straight matches in all competitions and scoring 24 goals in the process. Among them was a 9-0 win over third-tier Burton in the English League Cup.This latest victory moved City five points clear of third-placed Tottenham, which lost at home to Manchester United on Sunday.Wolves were potentially tricky opponents for City, given their strong record against the top six in the league. Nuno Espirito Santo’s team drew against City at home in August and recently beat Tottenham.Boly’s straight red card put paid to any chance of an upset at Etihad Stadium.ADVERTISEMENT Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus, left, scores with penalty against Wolverhampton Wanderers during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson)MANCHESTER, England — Gabriel Jesus kept up his scoring spree for Manchester City with two goals in a 3-0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers in the English Premier League on Monday, moving the champion back to within four points of Liverpool.The Brazil striker has seven goals across three competitions in the past nine days for City.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss
Tennis Australia has slammed Bernard Tomic for trying to damage the image of the country’s Davis Cup team. Tomic has time and again lashed out at Lleyton Hewitt, saying Australia’s Davis Cup captain is causing division among the players.Tomic triggered the war of words after being dumped from the Australian Open first round. At his post-match media conference, he called for twice Grand Slam champion Hewitt to be replaced as Davis Cup captain and accused him of favouritism in the awarding of wildcards to the Australian men’s players in the draw.”No one likes him [Lleyton Hewitt] anymore. We have a lot of issues that not a lot of players are happy about… he’s doing the wrong thing and everyone’s leaving,” Tomic had said during the Australian Open last month.Tomic played Davis Cup for 10 years but hasn’t played consistently since Hewitt has been in charge of the team. He was also not part of Australia’s Davis Cup tie against Bosnia and Herzegovina.”Lleyton’s legacy and his tennis speaks for itself. He’s an unbelievable champion,” Tomic said. “But what he’s doing now is wrong.”Last year at the Australian Open, Hewitt countered Tomic’s claim that Australia couldn’t win without him by saying he doubted Tomic would play again under his captaincy.Hewitt has also alleged that he had been blackmailed and physically threatened by Tomic.”Deeply disappointed with the ongoing disrespect from Bernard and his father,” Tennis Australia chief Craig Tiley.”Lleyton is right to say Bernard will not be considered for Davis Cup. Bernard does not meet the standards of behaviour and commitment to himself, the team or the sport,” said Tiley.advertisement”Now, he is deliberately trying to damage that culture — and not for the first time.”We have given [Tomic] more than a decade of support. Ultimately, we have to draw a line when the behaviour does not warrant the support.”Bernard’s father, John, has threatened taking legal action against Hewitt for an incident in 2010.He has alleged Hewitt came to his son’s hotel room during Australia’s Davis Cup tie against Taiwan in March 2010 and pressured him to reveal who from Tennis Australia was telling him what to say publicly.”In regards to John Tomic’s recent claim in the media about an alleged incident in 2010, we are not aware of any formal complaint lodged by either John or Bernard,” he said.”Both Bernard and John have enjoyed a lot of support since in many areas of their lives — including a long and sustained period of personal commitment and whole-hearted effort from Lleyton Hewitt as Davis Cup captain.” Tomic.Also Watch:
Malaika Arora and her love for fitness is very clearly visible from her regular Instagram posts. The diva often shares her progress at the gym by sharing pictures and videos of her working out.The 45-year-old diva, who is known for her love for Pilates, seems to have become a fan of couple’s acro yoga and her new post is a proof of that.Malaika took to Instagram to post a picture of her nailing an acro yoga pose and we can’t take our eyes off the elegant diva. She posted the picture saying, “Yoga helps you become who you want to be. It gives you self-confidence, self-belief and the mental power to go the extra mile! Flying into the week like this! #malaikasmondaymotivation with my partner in crime @sarvesh_shashi @thedivayoga (obsessed with Acro Yoga).”In the images, Malaika can be seen doing variations of the acro yoga pose with her partner Sarvesh Shashi.For her workout session, Malaika can be seen wearing a sports bra and black gym tights. She paired her workout ensemble with a messy bun and no-makeup look.In fact, the post was even liked by Malaika’s boyfriend Arjun Kapoor. Malaika is currently dating Arjun Kapoor. According to grapevine, things are very serious between the two and they are planning to tie the knot soon.ALSO SEE | Malaika Arora turns up the heat in backless gown on Lakme Fashion Week Day 4advertisementALSO WATCH | Malaika-Arjun to make it official soon
Former chief selector Dilip Vengsarkar Sunday claimed he had fast-tracked Virat Kohli’s entry into the Indian team when captain M S Dhoni and coach Gary Kirsten “had not heard” of him.Vengsarkar was speaking after launching the book ‘Howzzat’ penned by celebrated astrologer Greenstone Lobo in suburban Bandra.”…Then I picked Virat Kohli in the (national) team straight away. To be honest with you, we used to play (the) Emerging Players tournament in Australia, and that time I was in charge of the selection committee.”And I had gone to Australia to see the match and I had picked him (Virat) because they had won the Under 19 World Cup,'” recalled the former India captain.The 116 Test veteran also said that Tamil Nadu batsman S Badrinath had to make way for Virat.”And in the first game itself he (Virat) scored a hundred (in that tournament). And I was impressed (and thought) he is the boy (and has) exceptional talent. I came back and others had not heard of him.”M S Dhoni was the captain, Gary Kirsten was the coach of the India team and they had not heard of him, so they said we should not pick him now at the moment and let him play few games and I was insisting that you must pick this guy, there is no question and they had to drop (S) Badrinath at that time,” said Vengsarkar, who is fondly known as ‘Colonel’.Kohli, who made his India debut against Sri Lanka on August 18, 2008, has scaled heights in his ever rising career and will lead India in the upcoming World Cup, which begins May 30 in England.advertisementIn the same vein, the former captain, who has scored three hundreds at Lords claimed that it was on his insistence that Sachin Tendulkar was picked in the then Bombay side.”Sachin Tendulkar was picked when I was the captain of the Bombay (now Mumbai) team, everybody was against him (saying) he was too small (young) at that time but I insisted that he (Tendulkar) should be picked,” he remembered.Vengsarkar also recalled anecdotes of his playing days, while Lobo predicted that India would beat arch rivals Pakistan in the marqee clash in the World Cup.Also Read | Sunrisers Hyderabad opener Jonny Bairstow creates IPL record in debut seasonAlso Read | No bigger challenge in cricket than the World Cup: Virat Kohli to India Today Also See