SATURDAYS without football are not all that fun.That is the lesson learned by thousands across the country today as the coronavirus outbreak sees the first football free weekend since the Premier League was suspended on Thursday.3In the absence of sport, some fans “hilariously” claim to have discovered their partners no longer work at Woolworths or Blockbuster.While others reckon the blackout has got their housebound hubbies acting like bored children.A few are even certain their loved one’s unusual weekend presence will definitely lead to divorce.But luckily, for those desperate to get their footy fix, SunSport can reveal Saturday’s Pools results – according to Sportalys – if the games had gone ahead.And our reporters took a light-hearted look at how those matches might have played out if the games had gone ahead.ASTON VILLA vs CHELSEA – AWAY WINWith Villa languishing in the relegation zone and desperate for confidence we fancy Olivier Giroud carried on his rich vein of form and bagged two goals either side of a Jorginho penalty in a resounding 3-0 win for the Blues.Jack Grealish ran around wondering if Man Utd do shorts in kids sizes too.3BOURNEMOUTH vs CRYSTAL PALACE – SCORE DRAWThe Cherries ran Chelsea close in a 2-2 draw last time they played at the Vitality.And we reckon this latest home score draw would have seen Jordan Ayew make it three goals in three games for Palace.Before Callum Wilson’s late equaliser denied Roy Hodgson’s men their third consecutive 1-0 win in their race for the top ten.No one was particularly happy afterwards. In fact they were all pretty bored by what they had seen.BRIGHTON vs ARSENAL – AWAY WINThe Gunners came off the back of a lucky 1-0 win at home to West Ham and Brighton earned an excellent point at Wolves last time out.True to form, the Seagulls defended well for the most part but looked flat up front against Mikel Arteta’s men.Arsenal had more than 60 per cent possession throughout with Dan Burn keeping Nicolas Pepe in his pocket as the winger done his 48th step over of the afternoon to get it back on his left foot AGAIN.But Bukayo Saka was far more incisive down the left and he bagged two assists in the last 15 minutes as he swept two low balls across the box to see Alexandre Lacazette prod two close range efforts home to break the home side’s hearts.MAN CITY vs BURNLEY – HOME WIN5-0 rout.Sergio Aguero nailed all five from inside the box.Obviously.3NEWCASTLE vs SHEFF UTD – GOALLESS DRAWAbsolute snooze fest.Home side had zero shots on target but Allan Saint-Maximin went on a couple of rascal mazy runs from his own half that saw him take it past five and balloon it over the bar each time.Dean Henderson had no saves to make but everyone still called him world class after the game.NORWICH vs SOUTHAMPTON – SCORE DRAWTodd Cantwell popped up with an early beauty from the edge of the box with his team knocking it about until half-time leaving everyone saying “Norwich must play the best football for a team destined to go down”.But Danny Ings played a cute one-two with Shane Long just two minutes into the second-half before sliding one into the bottom corner.And Daniel Farke was left running his hand through his hair ruing his team’s inability to defend.⚠️ Read our Coronavirus in Sport live blog for the latest news, updates and cancellationsSPURS vs MAN UTD – AWAY WINBruno Fernandes masterclass saw United cruise to a 2-0 win with Odion Ighalo smashing a 30 yard volley in just before half-time.Juan Mata came on to wrap up the points on 75 minutes.Jose Mourinho praised his players after the game despite stats revealing they made fewer than 30 passes.He didn’t mean a word of it.Four of Spurs’ attacking players were stretchered off before half-time.Troy Parrott remained on the bench.WATFORD vs LEICESTER – AWAY WINJamie Vardy scored a hat-trick in a 4-3 win for the Foxes and shushed the Watford fans after every goal despite no obvious feud with them.Troy Deeney bagged twice and set up Ismaila Sarr for Watford’s third before reminding everyone it’s only football and there’s more important things in life after the game.He was clearly well annoyed by the defeat though and everyone could tell.MOST READ IN FOOTBALLTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himWEST HAM vs WOLVES – HOME WINFootball fans everywhere were stunned after the game after a Jarrod Bowen brace saw the Hammers edge a 2-1 win.The home fans were still fuming as the three points slightly undermined another protest against the board.Matt Doherty scored Wolves’ late consolation as he continues to be the best footballer Molineux has ever seen despite being a right wing-back.Anyone else got a husband/partner with withdrawal symptoms from the lack of football to follow? It’s like having a bored child in the house!— Caroline Moss (@cazmoss) March 14, 2020 With all football being suspended I decided to talk to the wife,she’s only gone and been made redundant from Woolworths #coronaUK #COVIDー19— Nathan Parkinson (@Macestreaming) March 14, 2020 ‘Tis the unprecedented lack of football which will lead to my divorce. My husband is wandering the place like a lost soul. He’s even stopped wittering on about his lost triple captain chip.— Emily (@metabettor) March 14, 2020 All football & most sporting events have been suspended because of the #coronavirus, so for a change I thought I’d have a conversation with my wife. I found out she’s been made redundant from Blockbuster.@blockbuster #nofootball #CoronaVirusUpdates #ukcoronavirus #sport— Areyoukiddingme (@suntcognatimihi) March 14, 2020 Alexis Sanchez uses coronavirus quarantine to train shirtless with his two beloved dogs at home after injury
Cholo surprise in his eleven against Liverpool: the presence of Thomas Lemar. The Frenchman, who has not started since December 22 against Betis, is one of the footballers to be examined by the stands, with his performance in doubt, without at the moment ever showing why it cost 70 million. Well, Lemar will be, perhaps before his last great opportunity, because he will play as a starter tonight in the first leg of the Champions League against Liverpool. Lemar will enter the eleven in Llorente’s place, breaking the four-wheeler that, in principle, it seemed that Simeone was going to take before the Klopp team. With respect to the eleven he took in Mestalla there are more changes: Vrsaljko will play instead of Arias and Morata will play it on the site of Vitolo. Lodi, meanwhile, will be the starter on the left side. The game against Valencia reinforced him. With him Ferran Torres attacked but did not go crazy, when Simeone took him away, It was when the Valencia soccer player became a storm first for Arias and then for Saul. The eleven holder of Simeone will consist of Oblak; Vrsaljko, Savic, Felipe, Lodi; Koke, Thomas, Saul, Lemar; Correa and Morata.
Rum-Bar national darts league The Rum-Bar National Darts League continued on Sunday at Big Guy’s Lawn, Priory, St Ann. Eight matches were contested, with Central Miners taking sole leadership in the standings with narrow 4-3 victories against MoBay Darters and Chelsea Precision, who were dropping their first point. Weekend Results: BOJ Gators 5, Portmore Stimulus 2; Dynasty MoBay 3, Central Miners 2; Guy’s Darters 3, Chelsea Precision 4; Shooting STARS 4, MoBay Darters 3; Central Miners 4, Chelsea Precision 3; MoBay Darters (MISSING), Dynasty MoBay 7; Portmore Contenders 3, Guy’s Darters 4; Portmore Stimulus Shooting STARS 3. Standings: Central Miners 4, Chelsea Precision 3, Guy’s Darters 3, Dynasty MoBay 2, Portmore Contenders 1, BOJ Gators 1, Portmore Stimulus 1, Shooting STARS 1, MoBay Darters 0. Serena SI’s Sportsperson of the Year NEW YORK (AP): Serena Williams is Sports Illustrated’s Sportsperson of the Year – the first female athlete honoured on her own by the magazine in more than 30 years. Williams came within two matches of tennis’ first calendar-year Grand Slam since 1988, a bid that ended with a semi-final loss at the US Open. In all, the 34-year-old American went 53-3 during 2015 with five titles, including at the Australian Open, French Open, and Wimbledon. Williams was No. 1 in the WTA rankings all season. “She was the most deserving person for the award. She had an amazing year. The way she won her events; the fact that she’s done this for so many years at such a high level,” said Paul Fichtenbaum, editor of the Sports Illustrated Group. “She was a terrific candidate in a year of terrific candidates.” The cover photo of Williams – in high heels, sitting on a throne – was “her idea, intended … to express her own ideal of femininity, strength, power,” managing editor Christian Stone wrote on SI.com. Honduras ex-president headed to US for probe MEXICO CITY (AP): Honduras’ foreign minister says ex-President Rafael Callejas has left the country aboard a private plane with the intention of turning himself in to United States authorities investigating corruption and kickbacks in FIFA, soccer’s scandal-plagued governing body. Arturo Corrales said yesterday that Callejas had made the decision on advice from his lawyers but would not say exactly where or when the ex-president would turn himself in. The United States previously requested Callejas’ extradition. Callejas served as president from 1990-94 and is a current member of FIFA’s television and marketing committee. He was one of about 20 soccer officials indicted on charges with bribes and kickbacks in a 92-count indictment. Callejas was president of Honduras’ soccer federation from 2002 to 2015. Court drops tax fraud probe into Messi MADRID (AP): A Spanish court has dropped a tax fraud investigation into Lionel Messi and his foundation linked to six friendly matches. Spain’s Prosecutor had asked the court to investigate possible tax offences over games held between June 16, 2012, and July 6, 2013, in the United States, Mexico, Colombia, and Peru.
On verge of elimination, UP not losing hope Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback “Unfortunately, the ref’s judgment call is not reviewable during the game, under our rules,” the PBA said. “Based on the review of the video, it appears to be a faulty decision.”“We have to remind our refs to be more circumspect in making the calls, so as to avoid crucial wrong calls.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Replays, however, showed Reavis’ right foot went beyond the baseline.In a statement posted on its website, the “best call” for the situation would’ve been out of bounds.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownAccording to the statement, lead referee Rey Montoya said that he heard Reavis call for a timeout before stepping on the baseline.Montoya’s judgment call, however, won’t be reversed after the technical committee’s review. MOST READ Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUpon review of its technical committee, the PBA on Saturday admitted that there should’ve been a stepping violation called against Magnolia center Rafi Reavis late in the Hotshots’ 105-103 Game 1 victory over San Miguel in the PBA Philippine Cup Finals at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Magnolia held a 105-103 margin with six seconds left in the game when Reavis grabbed the defensive rebound off Alex Cabagnot’s missed triple when he called for a timeout upon landing on the floor.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 LATEST STORIES
Dear Editor,I am very worried about Guyana signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) for “cooperation in oil and gas”, because the Guyanese people had enough bad experiences over the years to make them look with four eyes at any type of agreement with the twin island republic and other nations.T&T has been good to Guyanese. I have dear friends there, and my experiences when visiting there have all been good. But I am also aware that our relationship with T&T has not always been smooth sailing, and I think it would be wise to take a hard look at the troubling aspects of our relations with our sister CARICOM state before making any commitments.For example, I know that well qualified Guyanese, including doctors, have gone to T&T to get work, only to be turned away in disappointment because the authorities there made it quite clear that their people come first. This happened even as CARICOM was pushing for the free movement of skilled professionals across member states.I know this from personal experience. One of my nephews accepted a job offer at a hospital in T&T through that nation’s Ministry of Health. When the time came for him to commence his internship and start work, he was rebuffed and told plainly that he was rejected because he is Guyanese, and that T&T nationals come first.I also know of cases wherein Guyanese got seriously sick in T&T and were rushed to hospital, only to be denied emergency treatment because they were foreigners. By all the reports I got, the doctors did not even try to save them, and they died in their vehicles. They were willing to pay, but were not allowed in the hospital. In my opinion, the doctors and nurses deliberately allowed those poor Guyanese to die.Furthermore, from my own observation, T&T immigration officers have special benches for Guyanese arriving at various ports of entry. This could only be for discriminatory reasons. I also know of male immigration officers who deport pretty Guyanese girls and tell the girls to call them personally before they return, in order to make sleazy deals to facilitate their re-entry to T&T.It is also a known fact that during the height of the economic crisis in Guyana, persons in T&T were advertising for girls to work over there, but they wanted to see their photographs first. Girls lured by those ads were terribly abused, and many were forced into prostitution. There are media reports of many Guyanese who were abused in T&T, and some were even killed and buried in septic tanks.To my mind, these incidents– and many more that your readers would know about — show that there are very good reasons for us to be cautious as a nation, and that we should think matters through carefully before signing any MoU, contract, agreement, or other legal instrument with any nation that might not have our best interest at heart.I strongly believe that if, for any reason, Guyana decides to sign a contract with T&T to refine oil, or dealing with oil and gas in any way, there must be inserted a clause or some type of caveat that gives Guyana the right to get out of that contract — instantaneously, if necessary — if T&T does not uphold the highest standards of service or any other provision in the contract.Guyana has to proceed with the utmost caution when going into any agreement with T&T any other country or any multi-national corporation with regard to oil and gas. Such agreements must give priority to Guyanese employees in the industry, so that we are not flooded with foreigners while we are left with ‘wapia’, or ‘white mouth’.Our people must be given the same opportunities and training on equal footing with the Trinidadians or other foreigners that come to work or do business here.Also, if a large number of T&T nationals come to work in Guyana, similar numbers of Guyanese must be able to go to work in T&T, and get the same treatment Trinidadians get here, including the same wages and conditions that obtain for their own people.Let me make it clear that I am not an enemy of T&T. The people there have always been kind to me personally. I have good friends in T&T, maybe because I have developed a certain level of social class, and the atrocities tend to be committed on persons from more challenged circumstances. So I am not talking about the good people of T&T, only those institutions and individuals that abuse Guyanese.Also, I am not coming out against the Guyana Government, I will support and work with any democratically elected Government of Guyana; but I want to warn the Government that by signing a bad deal with T&T, our oil and gas sector could be compromised; in the long run, that Government would be impacted, whether they are in or out of power; and the whole of Guyana would suffer the effects of that mistake.Guyana’s oil and gas industry is so precious and so vital to our prosperity that we have to view with healthy suspicion every attempt by foreigners to engage us to make deals in this sector. They will always paint a bright picture of the deal and say it is for mutual cooperation and mutual benefit. It is up to us to read the fine print and make sure we are not being taken for a ride.I also support the wisdom of President David Arthur Granger’s call to strengthen the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) when he said in Barbados over the weekend that Caribbean people have to start thinking ‘regional’ rather than thinking ‘island’, and he invited the entire region to jointly explore investments in Guyana.I believe in “One Caribbean”, but there must be mutual respect. If we are to be the facilitators of this “One Caribbean”, the backbone and saviour of the Caribbean because of this newfound oil wealth, then the Caribbean people must understand that they must treat Guyana and the Guyanese people with the utmost respect.Oil and gas agreements must be on good footing for all parties to benefit. We had our bad times, but the tables have turned and we must not look for vengeance. Government must ensure — as I have preached in the past — that returns from such agreements are used for positive social change: teach people how to invest, save etc; and set up or enhance institutions to promote our people’s financial empowerment.Sincerely,Roshan Khan Sr
11 11 11 11 27. Kevin Wimmer (centre back) 11 23. Christian Eriksen (central attacker) 15. Eric Dier (midfield) 11 28. Tom Carroll (midfield) Full match commentary of Monaco v Tottenham is live on talkSPORT at 6pm on Thursday 1 October.Mauricio Pochettino, the Tottenham manager feels more emphasis from English clubs on European competition will see them get back to former glories.“I was in France and Spain and there they make European competitions a priority. They even rest players for it,” he said.“In England it is different. The Premier League is mentally and physically tough. Maybe teams need to analyse that.”Man United and Man City scraped wins, but both Arsenal and Chelsea lost in their Champions League games, with Pochettino adding: “It is true the responsibility is now on us to win for England. But our mentality is always to try to win.”Tottenham have momentum on their side, having beaten Man City 4-1 with a number of players like Eric Dier in fine form and must travel to Swansea on Sunday. However, with the manager’s comments, it appears the Europa League is being taken seriously and who can blame him with a place in the Champions League up for grabs.Heung-min Son is injured, while Harry Kane could begin on the bench, so is this the team to take on Monaco? 11. Erik Lamela (wide forward) 11 11 13. Michel Vorm (goalkeeper) 3. Danny Rose – click the yellow arrow above, right, to see the predicted Tottenham line up in squad number order. Is this the XI to keep Tottenham top of Group J? 22. Nacer Chadli (wide forward) 14. Clinton Njie (striker) 4. Toby Alderweireld (centre back) 11 11 11 16. Kieran Trippier (right back)
2 2 Mane celebrates scoring for Liverpool during the Champions League Final Liverpool forward Sadio Mane has fuelled speculation his future could lie away from Anfield amid interest from Real Madrid.The Senegal international scored in last month’s Champions League defeat to the Spanish club and speculation almost immediately suggested he was a target for them – before Zinedine Zidane’s shock resignation. Mane and Mohamed Salah have formed an incredible trio alongside Roberto Firmino at Anfield Mane, preparing for the start of the World Cup in Russia, insists he feels at home on Merseyside – but refused to rule out anything.“I am very happy in Liverpool and my contract will last for three more years,” the 26-year-old, a former Red Bull Salzburg player, told Austrian newspaper Salzburger Nachrichten.“But you never know what will happen in the future. I want to win trophies, especially the Champions League.”Mane said it was tough to put the heartbreaking final defeat behind him but he has now turned his focus to Senegal’s tournament in Russia. “To be honest, this defeat was not easy to put away. The whole club worked hard for this Champions League title, but Real Madrid were the better team that day,” he added.“We lost to the best team in the world. The defeat is ticked off. Now it is time to play with Senegal (and have) a good and successful World Cup. That’s my whole focus.”Liverpool launched their ‘deep violet’ away kit on Thursday and defender Virgil van Dijk said: “We have the best travelling support in football and I’m excited to run out in front of our fans wearing this strip.”
Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo has told Spanish television he believes Radamel Falcao will join Real Madrid.Falcao is a long-standing transfer target for Chelsea and has also been linked with Manchester City.But Cerezo indicated the Colombian striker will snub a move to England, saying “Falcao has had something signed with Real Madrid for some time.”Falcao is reported to have a £48m release clause in his Atletico contract.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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Arcata >> After starting the season on a four-game winning streak, the Humboldt State women’s soccer team has found the waters of the California Collegiate Athletic Conference a little rough to navigate.The Jacks were shut out for the first time this season, falling 2-0 to the 17th-ranked Sonoma St. Seawolves on Wednesday at College Creek Field, sinking to 0-2-1 over their last three games in the process. “Sonoma is a very good team. They’re well coached and No. 17 in the country for a …
Photos by Nicky Rehbock, Sean Daniel and Richard Panaino. Compiled by Mary AlexanderThe creative force behind the White House chandeliers is Magpie Arts Collective, which specialises in lighting apparel, home décor and jewellery crafted from, among other things, recycled glass bottles, yoghurt containers, plastic, dog food cans, mosaic, bits of mirror, toys, charms and copper wire. Read the full storyClick on thumnails to enlarge.Before downoading the high-resolution images, please read the image library terms and conditions of use Sean Daniel and Richard Panaino are two of the bright sparks driving the Magpie Arts Collective.Download larger image The Paternoster Bam Bam Screen – an installation piece created from dog food cans.Download larger image The Magpie Tea Pot ChandelierDownload larger image Magpie Princess Chandelier – installed in the White House in Washington DC.Download larger image The Barrydale Magpie Christmas Tree – December 2007Download larger image Magpie chandeliers incorporate glass beads, pastic bottle tops and recycled trinkets.Download larger image The designer light bulb covers are made from knitted copper wire, beads and silk flowers.Download larger image A funky light fitting irreverently called “the chicken bum”.Download larger image Blomme, Afrikaans for flowers, are made from plastic bottle tops and discarded wine containers.Download larger image The light bulb covers are made by Magpie’s income-generation project in Barrydale.Download larger image Magpie’s chandeliers sell from anything between a few hundred and a few thousand rands.Download larger image Chandelier detail showing recycled bottle tops and other plastic trinkets.Download larger image MORE GALLERIES