Bournemouth upset Man United

first_img IMPROVING SEASON Bournemouth’s first season in the top flight is starting to get better and better. The little coastal club that almost dropped out of the country’s professional leagues six years ago beat Chelsea 1-0 away last weekend for what ranked as the biggest win in its 116-year history. Other results: Norwich 1 Everon 1; Crystal Palace 1 Southampton 0; Sunderland 0 Watford 1; West Ham 0 Stoke City 0. MANCHESTER, England (AP): First it was criticism of Manchester United’s playing style. Then came the team’s limp exit at the Champions League group stage. Yesterday, it was a loss to tiny Bournemouth in one of the Premier League’s biggest-ever mismatches. The problems are stacking up for under-pressure United manager Louis van Gaal in his second season in charge of England’s biggest club. United – depleted by a wretched run of injuries to senior players – conceded directly from a corner in the second minute on their way to a humbling 2-1 loss at Bournemouth, the latest shock result in a season of surprises in the Premier League. Earlier yesterday, Manchester City had needed a huge deflected goal just to get a 2-1 home win over Swansea, who are without a manager and on one of the worst run of results in the league. City went top on goal difference, for one day at least.last_img read more

World Cup medical team appointed

first_img17 June 2008The South Africa 2010 Local Organising Committee (LOC) has appointed the team that will co-ordinate the medical strategy at each of the 10 match venues during the 2010 Fifa World Cup.Launching the Medical Advisory and Venue Medical Officers team in Johannesburg last week, Dr Victor Ramathesele, the LOC general medical officer, said the team of medical experts would ensure the involvement of the local healthcare industry and help to implement Fifa and the LOC’s Health and Medical Services Plan.The overall medical programme, ranging from injury prevention and nutrition consultation to anti-doping activities before and during the events, will be handled by Fifa’s chief medical officer, Professor Jiri Dvorak, in close collaboration with Ramathesele.Chaired by Martin Schwellnus, a professor at the University of Cape Town and a sports physician at the Sports Science Institute of South Africa, the medical advisory team will help formulate policies, protocols and standard operating procedures regarding medical services at various venues and events.The team will also co-ordinate scientific support, medical education and training for the healthcare providers, including 24-hour availability of specialist and sports medicine services for the participating teams.It will be supported by Fifa medical officers appointed to co-ordinate medical activities, research and doping control services at each of the 10 match venues around the country.“These individuals will work in close collaboration with the LOC venue medical officers who are responsible for the management of all medical services at the match venues and host cities, including transfer of patients to accredited hospitals,” said LOC chief executive officer Danny Jordaan.“The LOC takes great pleasure in welcoming 10 accomplished doctors who will be serving in this capacity for both tournaments and related events.”The 10 venue medical officers, chosen for their expertise and experience in the areas of research, emergency medicine, mass gathering medicine and sports medicine, will establish, at each stadium, one medical centre for players and match officials and another for Fifa, the LOC and their guests.In addition, the venue medical officers will work closely with government service providers managing emergency medical posts for spectators and the media in the stadiums. They will also manage the two stretcher teams for the pitch, each comprising a doctor and four paramedics.Source: City of Johannesburglast_img read more

Cape Town’s non-stop World Cup party

first_imgThe Cape Town International Convention Centre will play host to a massive, non-stop, 31-day party throughout the 2010 Fifa World Cup. The “best afterparty in town” will feature top local and international musicians, special country day celebrations – and enough giant screens to keep any football fan happy. Here’s a glimpse of what’s in store.Click arrow to play video.Posted on SouthAfrica.info on 1 June 2010last_img

iPhones Share Data with SwapKit Protocol

first_imgEmanuele Vulcano is making waves with his latest Infinite Labs release. The grad student recently released SwapKit – a new iPhone OS exchange protocol that allows developers to share data between locally installed iPhone apps. dana oshiro Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#start#startups SwapKit is a unique protocol in that it allows developers to transcend the walls of the iPhone OS and pluck information from across a local network. In his own Mover application, Vulcano allows iPhone app users to add photos, videos or contacts to Mover’s table. From here you can slide your various forms of media to nearby Mover app users. The result is a Bump-like application interface that allows for easy flow between devices. The Mover app will ship with SwapKit support in its next update. In this case, the application will use SwapKit’s built-in UI to identify the sending and receiving app using a grand total of two lines of code. SwapKit is available as a binary package or you can view the source repository in GitHub. The API documentation is also available on Vulcano’s Infinite Labs site at infinite-labs.net/swapkit/docs/api. Below is Erica Sadun’s TUAW demo video of the protocol. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts last_img read more

Usain Bolt hanging up boots on football dream

first_imgSEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte LATEST STORIES “The sports life is over, so I’m now moving into different businesses, I have a lot of things in the pipeline, so as I say, I’m just dabbling in everything and trying to be a business man now.”Bolt was speaking as he handed over a $1 million cheque to help fund Jamaica’s team at the Special Olympics World Summer Games in the United Arab Emirates in March.The star of the Beijing, London and Rio de Janeiro Olympics meanwhile said he was concerned at failure of a new generation of Jamaican sprinters to emerge following his 2017 retirement.Bolt questioned whether young athletes in Jamaica handed lucrative contracts were being given too much too soon.“A lot of these athletes I think it’s much easier now for them,” he said. ADVERTISEMENT Fifa 98’s Usain Bolt reacts during an exhibition football match between France’s 1998 World Cup’s French football national team and FIFA 98 composed with former international players, to mark the 20th anniversary of France’s 1998 World Cup victory, on June 12, 2018 at the U Arena in Nanterre, near Paris. (Photo by Thomas SAMSON / AFP)Usain Bolt is giving up on his dream of forging a career as a professional footballer following his try-out last year with Australian side Central Coast Mariners.In remarks reported by Jamaican media outlets on Tuesday, the eight-time Olympic sprint champion said he had drawn a line under his hopes of playing football as a professional.ADVERTISEMENT ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 1 point away, Serena Williams stunned by Karolina Pliskova at Australian Open View commentscenter_img Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town MOST READ 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 Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations The 32-year-old athletics icon had told reporters last month he had not given up hope of becoming a footballer.However at an event in Kingston on Monday, Bolt said he now planned to concentrate on his business career.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 stars“I don’t want to say it wasn’t dealt with properly, but I think we went about it, not the way we should and you learn your lesson, you live and you learn,” he was quoted by Television Jamaica as saying.“It was a good experience. I really enjoyed just being in a team and it was must different from track and field and it was fun while it lasted. Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town “When we were coming up it was a struggle, we didn’t get big contracts when we left high school.“I think a lot of the athletes aren’t motivated any more. When they leave high school and they get a big contract they are happy with whatever.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandemlast_img read more

Aguero to expect game time and bench duty

first_imgManchester City Guardiola tells Aguero to expect game time and bench duty at Man City Last updated 2 years ago 16:38 9/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Sergio Aguero Gabriel Jesus Manchester City Getty Images Manchester City Sergio Agüero Premier League Guardiola The Argentine striker has been promised regular outings by Pep Guardiola, but also warned that he needs to accept rotation in a star-studded squad Sergio Aguero has been told he will play “a lot of games” at Manchester City, but Pep Guardiola has warned him to also expect time on the bench.The Argentine has been an almost guaranteed starter when fit throughout much of his time in England.Feyenoord 11/2 to beat Man City Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing He was, however, dropped on occasions last season – Guardiola’s first at the helm – and has already been named among the substitutes this term.Aguero has been told that he must accept rotation within a star-studded squad, with the 29-year-old part of a system which includes Gabriel Jesus as a partner or alternative, as well as the option for a ‘false nine’ approach to be taken.Guardiola told reporters on his striking selection plans: “I said many times, Aguero is going to play a lot of games, sometimes he’s not going to play. I know it’s something special when a player who’s never rotated.“He’s going to play like last season – a lot, a lot of games.“I think he played, when fit, maybe 90 per cent of the games, especially in the important games, he was always there.“So maybe one day we decide we’ll only play with one striker, sometimes with Gabriel, sometimes with two, sometimes we’ll play with neither, maybe Sergio and Gabriel won’t play and we’ll play a false nine.”Aguero will be hoping to see minutes in a crunch clash with Liverpool on Saturday lunchtime, as City play host to a fellow Premier League title hopeful at the Etihad Stadium.last_img read more

25 days agoRodgers plays down Leicester top-four chances

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Rodgers plays down Leicester top-four chancesby Paul Vegas25 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBrendan Rodgers has played down Leicester City’s chances of breaking into the top-four.The Foxes were in scintillating form in Sunday’s 5-0 thrashing of Newcastle United.The win leaves the 2016 Premier League title winners in third place, but Rodgers has cooled expectations of his side.”It’s very early in the season,” said the Northern Irishman.”We know it’s a big ask because of all the other clubs that have been regulars there. We are only really focusing on how we play, looking at our performance levels.” last_img read more

Ottawas toughoncrime agenda will push more Aboriginal women into doing hard time

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe number of Aboriginal women going to prison is exploding.According to a new report, the Conservative’s tough-on-crime agenda will mean those numbers will increase.APTN National News reporter Annette Francis has this story.last_img

Ohio State womens lacrosse heads to Rutgers after first loss since February

OSU senior attacker Cian Dabrowski (14) fires a shot in a game against Penn State on April 9. OSU won, 16-13. Credit: Courtesy of OSUA short memory often one of the keys to any successful athlete. The No. 9 Ohio state women’s lacrosse team will have to put that skill to the test as it regroups from a blowout loss and travels to Rutgers for a Thursday evening matchup.The first setback OSU (11-2, 2-1) faced in 55 days was a 15-5 loss at No. 1 Maryland last weekend which ended its nine-game winning streak. If they’re able to bounce back with a win over Rutgers (3-11, 0-3), the Buckeyes would end being no worse than the No. 2 seed in the 2016 Big Ten tournament. Rutgers is coming off a 20-9 loss to Northwestern. The Buckeyes are 3-1 all-time against the Scarlet Knights, as they beat Rutgers 17-7 in the 2015 Big Ten tournament quarterfinals, as well as twice in conference play.A closer look at OSUOSU has decorated players all over the field that play a huge role in the team’s success.Sophomore attacker Molly Wood ranks 13th in the country with 4.7 draws per game and is on track to set an OSU single-season record. Wood is also second on the team with 30 goals, and is one of only two Buckeyes to score a goal in every game this season.Senior attackers Cian Dabrowski and Rainey Hodgson rank in the top five in the Big Ten in almost every offensive category. Dabrowski leads OSU and ranks second in the Big Ten with three goals per game and leads with 4.1 points per match. Hodgson ranks second in the Big Ten with 3.8 points per game and is first with 1.9 assists per contest.Defensively, senior goalkeeper Katie Frederick is 11-2 as a first-year starter. Frederick is third in the conference with 6.46 saves per game.As a team, OSU ranks second in the Big Ten in shot percentage and goals against, and sits third for goals, assists, draw controls and saves.Game time against the Scarlet Knights is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Thursday in Piscataway, New Jersey.Up nextThe Buckeyes are set to return home and get back on the field quickly when they welcome No. 6 Notre Dame to Ohio Stadium at 3 p.m. on Saturday. read more

North Dakota sweeps OSU in 2 physical matchups

The No. 8 North Dakota women’s hockey team swept Ohio State this weekend, winning two physical games by a goal each. OSU coach Jackie Barto sees these close losses as a positive, knowing her team is just one step away from getting over the top. “I thought we competed hard and played six good periods this weekend,” Barto said. The Buckeyes (14-14-2, 8-14-2-2 WCHA) have lost three games to the Fighting Sioux (17-8-3, 15-7-2-0 WCHA) by one goal this season, losing Friday, 4-3, in overtime and Saturday, 3-2. “We need to take that step and get over that last hurdle in these games,” Barto said. “Stay positive, keep working and keep getting after it.” On Saturday the Buckeyes led North Dakota in shots, 32-31, but failed to cash in on five power-play opportunities. “The power play never really got settled,” Barto said. “It’s a combination of winning face-offs, winning battles, outnumbering the puck, having good retrieval skills and then having the poise to set your power play up under pressure.” The referees had to break up a number of skirmishes over the weekend after a few big hits and several rushes on goal left players down on the ice. “We knew we were in a war and we had to battle,” Barto said. “North Dakota’s a physical team and the refs let them play.” Junior forward Laura McIntosh continued to shine, adding two more points to her career assists record and cashing in a goal this weekend. With the Buckeyes down, 1-0, on Saturday, McIntosh led a three-on-one breakaway that featured a nifty pass across the crease to junior defenseman Kelly Wild, who passed it back across the crease where sophomore forward Paige Semenza buried the puck in the net to tie the game. “When everyone gets involved it’s good for the team,” McIntosh said. “I think this weekend we played really well and a lot of people were involved.” The Buckeyes ran out of time in both games, though, as North Dakota scored with seconds left in overtime Friday night, and the Buckeyes failed to score in the third period Saturday. “Getting down to the end of the season we’re just gonna have to keep working hard,” McIntosh said. “Other teams know that we work hard, so if we keep doing that and battling through we’ll be good the rest of the way.” The Buckeyes host Minnesota Duluth (16-7-3, 14-7-3 WCHA) at 7 p.m. Friday and 4 p.m. Saturday at the OSU Ice Rink. “We need to keep our heads up,” senior defenseman Shannon Reilly said. “We played two awesome games this weekend and we didn’t get the bounces we wanted. I think that we can carry how hard everyone worked and gave 110 percent on every shift into next weekend and then the following weekend to come.” read more