Zlatan at centre of controversy in draw

first_imgMANCHESTER, England (AP):Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic had a penalty saved and was fortunate to avoid a red card in an incident-filled 1-1 draw against 10-man Bournemouth yesterday, the latest English Premier League setback at Old Trafford for JosÈ Mourinho’s team.A week after winning the League Cup for United with a double against Southampton at Wembley Stadium, Ibrahimovic endured a frustrating return to league action by seeing his 72nd-minute penalty clawed away by Artur Boruc.Ibrahimovic was involved in many of the flashpoints in a thrilling game, notably when he elbowed Tyrone Mings in the head moments after the defender appeared to tread on the face of Ibrahimovic late in the first half. The referee missed both incidents and the players could face retrospective action by the English Football Association.”I jump up and jump high and he jumps into my elbow,” Ibrahimovic said of the incident with Mings, who denied he intended to hurt Ibrahimovic with his apparent stamp.As part of the same incident, Andrew Surman was sent off for collecting a second yellow card for pushing Ibrahimovic in an angry reaction to the striker’s challenge on Mings.ROJO’S FIRST GOALEarlier, Marcos Rojo’s first league goal was cancelled out by former United player Josh King’s penalty after Phil Jones fouled Marc Pugh. That was Bournemouth’s only shot on target.It was a 10th league draw of the season for United, who were seeking a victory to climb from sixth place – the position where Mourinho’s team has been for the past few months as it recovers from a poor start to the campaign.”What happened was that we played phenomenal in the first half and should have been winning 3-0 or 4-0, then it ended up 1-1,” Mourinho said.Other results: Liverpool 3 Arsenal 1; Leicester 3 Hull City 1; Stoke City 2 Middlesbrough 0; Swansea 3 Burnley 2; Watford 3 Southampton 4; West Brom 0 Crystal Palace 2.last_img read more

‘Marcial law’: Belga, Brondial first to swap fines for community service

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson PBA stars Beau Belga and Rodney Brondial made surprise visits to three barangays around Metro Manila as part of the league’s new Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program.ADVERTISEMENT Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Even without Williams, Aussie Open women’s field still tough Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIEScenter_img Marcial said the PBA visits, dubbed “PBA Homecourt,” will be held every other Thursday or on Saturdays when there is no scheduled out of town game and it will all be unannounced.“It’s better when you surprise the fans,” Marcial said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Belga, Brondial and PBA legend Benjie Paras, who volunteered for the event, made rounds in basketball courts at Barangay Marilag, Project 4, in Quezon City and Barangays Jesus dela Peña and Tañong in Marikina with the help of league officials and staff led by Officer-In-Charge Willie Marcial.Under Marcial’s initiative, players can pay off minor fines with community work.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“It’s a great feeling making the fans, especially the kids, happy,” said Belga, who was game in taking selfies and signing autographs.Belga, the Rain or Shine veteran, and Brondial, the Magnolia big man, were fined by the Commissioner’s Office for their various infractions before the holiday break. 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 Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals View commentslast_img read more