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Gerrard out for season

first_img Gerrard, 33 later this month, has had his best season fitness-wise and his appearance in 220th Merseyside derby was his 36th consecutive Premier League start – equalling his previous longest run set between April 2006 and April 2007. He has played with the shoulder injury for several months but after an early collision with Everton midfielder Leon Osman on Sunday he looked in obvious discomfort. However, it did not prevent him completing 90 minutes – Gerrard has missed only 17 minutes of the league season after being forced off against Newcastle just over a week ago after feeling some pain in the shoulder – and putting in another impressive performance. But with little to play for in their remaining two matches at Fulham and QPR Liverpool have decided it makes more sense for Gerrard to have an operation now to give him an additional couple of weeks’ rehabilitation. “Liverpool have confirmed Steven Gerrard will undergo surgery on a recurrent shoulder problem this week,” said a statement from Liverpool. “The captain’s injury has progressively worsened in recent weeks and requires an operation to cure it. “Gerrard will now miss the final two games of 2012-13, but he is expected to be fit for the start of pre-season training this summer.” Press Association The England skipper will also miss the national team’s two friendlies against the Republic of Ireland at Wembley on May 29 and Brazil on June 2. Gerrard will go under the knife later this week and is expected to return in time for Liverpool’s pre-season programme. center_img Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard is to have an operation on his left shoulder which will rule him out of the rest of the season.last_img read more

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Football News Marseille Beat Nice in Ligue 1 Amidst Homophobic Abuse

first_imghighlights For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Paris: Marseille won their first match under new coach Andre Villas-Boas on Wednesday thanks to a 2-1 derby win at Nice in a match that was suspended in the first half following homophobic abuse from the home side’s hardcore supporters. Dimitri Payet moved his side up to 13th on four points with a spot-kick with 17 minutes remaining after Nice midfielder Wylan Cyprien had levelled Dario Benedetto’s first Marseille goal with his own penalty. The France international’s strike also ended Nice’s brief perfect start in the new season’s third round of matches, but the clash was dominated by the over 10-minute suspension ordered by match officials as part of a crackdown on offensive chanting from French football authorities. Players from both teams were escorted from the pitch in the 28th minute of the contest following repeated appeals to Nice fans to stop chants of “Marseille are a bunch of queers” and “Go f*** yourself, Ligue 1”.  Fans also unfurled homophobic banners including one which called Marseille an “LGBT club”. The second chant, sparked by the French league’s attempt to stamp out homophobic chants from the stands, continued as the players returned down the tunnel, where they waited for the still-goalless match to recommence. Villas-Boas said referee Clement Turpin “did the right thing in stopping the match” adding that the abuse was “above all a societal problem”, while Nice coach Patrick Vieira said that he was “absolutely right to interrupt” proceedings.  French equalities minister Marlene Schiappa also congratulated on Twitter Turpin’s “respect for football”, and blasted “a homophobic banner (which) dirtied the stands”. However, goalscorer Cyprien bemoaned Turpin’s decision, saying that “we can’t stop every match each time some idiot does something, otherwise we will never play”. “I am against all discrimination, be it against gays or racist abuse,” he continued to Canal+. But we can’t stop matches as soon as there are insults that have nothing to do with the gay community.”   Crackdown on abuse   Instructions were sent to referees before the start of the season to stop matches if homophobic songs could be heard, and the Ligue 2 game on August 16 between Nancy and Le Mans was halted for a few minutes — a first in France.  That match only resumed after Nancy players pleaded with their fans to stop, but the club was still hit late on Wednesday with a one-game closure for one stand by the French league. The league has mooted the idea of introducing a list of banned words in football stadiums in an attempt to combat homophobia and bad language.On Sunday, a referee threatened to stop Monaco’s 2-2 home draw with Nimes after the away fans insulted the league organisers with offensive language.  The controversy comes just two days after Ineos announced their purchase of Nice, who were aiming to maintain their perfect start against fellow south coast side Marseille, yet to win under new coach Villas-Boas. Bob Ratcliffe, the brother of billionaire Jim Ratcliffe who owns petrochemical giant Ineos, looked on embarrassed from the stands as his team were forced off the field due to their fans’ behaviour.  Earlier, Nigerian starlet Victor Osimhen shot a brace that took him to the top of the Ligue 1 scoring charts as Lille cruised to a simple 3-0 win over Saint-Etienne.The 20-year-old fired in the hosts’ opener shortly before the break and sealed the points with a fine turn-and-strike 15 minutes from the end, taking his tally to four goals from the season’s opening three matches and moving Lille into fourth. Jonathan Bamba had added the second from the spot six minutes earlier after being upended by Mathieu Debuchy.center_img Marseille players were subject to homophobic abuse by Nice fans.The clash was dominated by the over 10-minute suspension ordered by match officials.The move is a crackdown on offensive chanting in Ligue 1.last_img read more

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SC St. looks to end streak vs NC A&T

first_img___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com March 1, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNC A&T (15-14, 11-3) vs. South Carolina State (11-16, 6-9)Smith-Hammond-Middleton Center, Orangeburg, South Carolina; Monday, 7:30 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: NC A&T looks to extend South Carolina State’s conference losing streak to five games. South Carolina State’s last MEAC win came against the Coppin State Eagles 70-66 on Feb. 15. NC A&T easily beat Maryland Eastern Shore by 21 on Monday. .CREATING OFFENSE: Kameron Langley has either made or assisted on 57 percent of all NC A&T field goals over the last three games. The junior guard has accounted for 11 field goals and 36 assists in those games.PERFECT WHEN: NC A&T is a perfect 6-0 when the team records 11 or more steals. The Aggies are 9-14 when they steal the ball fewer than 11 times.BEHIND THE ARC: NC A&T’s Andre Jackson has attempted 153 3-pointers and connected on 26.8 percent of them, and is 2 for 21 over the last five games.DID YOU KNOW: NC A&T has attempted the third-most free throws in all of Division I. The Aggies have averaged 24.8 free throws per game, including 29.9 per game against conference opponents.center_img Associated Press SC St. looks to end streak vs NC A&Tlast_img read more

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FIFA boss Infantino for Guyana visit next week

first_imgTHE Guyana Football Federation (GFF) announced on Saturday that Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) President, Gianni Infantino, will be visiting Guyana in April.A definite date of arrival or length of stay was not specifically stated, with the GFF only highlighting that the Italian could be in Guyana between Sunday April 9 and Tuesday April 11.Infantino’s visit will mark just the second time a FIFA President has visited Guyana, dating back to Sepp Blatter’s 2001 visit, reportedly for the momentous turning of the sod for what was thought to be this country’s first football stadium,on land under the control of the University of Guyana (UG).According to a release from the GFF, the visit by the leader of global football follows visits within the last six weeks by the CONCACAF President and FIFA Vice-President Victor Montagliani and FIFA Director for Africa and the Caribbean,Veron Mosengo-Omba, in a further show of the confidence regional and global bodies have in the positive direction football is heading in Guyana.“We are delighted that the FIFA President is visiting Guyana so soon after his election last year,” said GFF President Forde.“FIFA and CONCACAF have expressed their support and encouragement for the work of the Guyana Football Federation, and this visit will be a great honour for the whole of Guyana. We are excited about the prospect of building for the future of Guyana’s football with FIFA and President Infantino, as well as showcasing some of the work we are doing here during his visit.” Said Forde.Infantino, 47, is the former General Secretary of Union of European Football Associations (UEFA), who was elected to lead FIFA, which governs and serves 211 member associations around the world, in February 2016 with a mandate to reform football governance, rebuild trust in the game, and increase investment in football development.Under President Infantino, FIFA member associations now have access to at least USD $1.25M per year to support running costs, training, infrastructure and facilities projects, and for developmental programmes and competitions such as youth leagues and women’s football.“This level of funding has the power to transform football in Guyana for generations to come,” Forde noted, while pointing out “we (GFF) are determined to reform and develop football for all in Guyana through sustainable, careful and transparent investment and strong, ethical leadership, in line with the international vision set by FIFA and CONCACAF. We look forward to discussing this further in person with President Infantino this month.”last_img read more

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Waite wants to win for seniors

first_imgBrittney Dolgner will play her last two games as a Badger this weekend after a distinguished career.[/media-credit]After falling to Northwestern and Illinois this weekend, the Wisconsin women’s volleyball team failed to qualify for the NCAA tournament for the second straight season. Saturday’s defeat marked the seventh loss in a row for the struggling Badgers, who had not lost seven consecutive matches since 1995. With the losses, the Badgers will finish with a record under .500 for the first time since 1992.Despite the struggles, head coach Pete Waite remains optimistic about the final two games of the season and hopes to send seniors Caity DuPont and Brittney Dolgner out with a pair of victories.“Even though we took two losses on the road this weekend, we’re still seeing bright spots in the line-up and people coming out and improving their games,” Waite said. “We’re looking to this weekend to be a big one for our seniors because it’s their last weekend with us and they’ve done some great things in the program and we want to go out in a great way for them.”Though both Purdue and Indiana have struggled this season, Waite knows that the Big Ten opponents will still provide a challenge for his team.“We’ve got two good teams coming in with Indiana and Purdue,” he said. “Purdue is the one who, early in the season, was predicted to be in the top four in the conference and they have not been. They have the personnel; they’re a very physical team. And Indiana is one of those teams we talked about before. We beat them in five at their place so it was very close and we’ve got a lot to deal with.”Seniors DuPont and Dolgner will play in their final games as Badgers this weekend. Waite recognizes what their presence and leadership has meant to his team both on and off the court.“Even in a season like this, they still think it has been a fun season,” Waite said. “As the only two upperclassmen, they can try and help this group get on track and help things go in the right direction.“Caity DuPont is a great leader off the court. She’s the kind that everybody flocks to and follows and is so responsible. She’s done everything we asked. On the court this year has been a little tough. She’s been a little bit up and down, but she just keeps plugging away. At Illinois on Saturday night, she had one of her best matches of the season.”Dolgner became the first Badger to record more than 1,500 kills, 1,000 digs and 200 blocks in her career and ranks third on the all-time list for kills.“Dolgner was an All-American her sophomore year,” Waite said. “Brittney is a phenomenal athlete and she’s done some great things for us so I know they both want to leave here with a couple of wins, feeling great about things.”With a disappointing season finally coming to a close, it can be tempting to look ahead to next year, but Waite is focused on finishing 2009 first.“We want to look to the future, but at the same time we don’t want to forget about the present, especially for our seniors this weekend,” he said. “We want them to go out on a high note so we won’t totally abandon the things we’re doing, but at the same time we want to be looking at the kids who are the on the court, the young ones. We’ve got three freshmen and a sophomore on the court right now, so that’s a very good sign.”Waite is also encouraged by the signing of three recruits announced last week, Annemarie Hickey, Dominique Thompson and Elise Walch.“We did sign some very, very good players that we’re excited about. Two out of the three won their state championships and were state players of the year. They’re going to add a lot to us next year. But right now, we’ve got to take care of the Big Ten final weekend, so we’ll look to the future, but not too soon.”last_img read more

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Marshawn Lynch emulates Superman for 1st touchdown since 2015 in 49ers vs Seahawks: WATCH

first_img COMMENT 49ers vs Seahawks: Wild game results in 49ers eking out a winAny game featuring Marshawn Lynch is bound to be a wild one. The former Super Bowl champion did his best to pull the Seattle Seahawks through at the CenturyLink Field. However, as he learned on the night, no yard is guaranteed in the NFL, not even for Marshawn Lynch. With the Seattle Seahawks trailing by a huge margin of 13-0, Marshawn Lynch lined up behind Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. Years ago, in Super Bowl XLIX, the Seahawks chose to pass the ball instead of handing it over to Marshawn Lynch. Then, Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler intercepted the play, which ultimately led to the Patriots clinching the championship. This time, however, the Seahawks chose not to repeat history. As soon as they handed the ball to Marshawn Lynch, the 49ers swarmed Lynch. The 49ers then ended up taking possession, thanks to rookie defensive end Nick Bosa. Also Read | Marshawn Lynch Should’ve Joined Raiders Instead Of Seahawks According To Derek Carr Also Read | Marshawn Lynch To Come Out Of NFL Retirement In ‘Beast Mode’ With The Seattle SeahawksThe game ultimately ended in the 49ers’ favour with a 26-21 scoreline. In the dying minutes of the game, Seahawks tight end Jacob Hollister could have brought the Seahawks back into the game. However, 49ers’ Dre Greenlaw made what could quite possibly be the tackle of the season to stifle the Seattle Seahawks’ charge. Also Read | Eli Manning Inching Closer To Retirement After Losing Starting Spot In Giants’ Line-up Colin DCunha AIR BEASTMODE! 🔥🔥🔥 @MoneyLynch📺: #SFvsSEA on NBC📱: NFL app // Yahoo Sports appWatch free on mobile: https://t.co/iuRyhLy3dR pic.twitter.com/OwDobtHb1t— NFL (@NFL) December 30, 2019 WATCH US LIVE FOLLOW US SUBSCRIBE TO US LIVE TV The picture of Marshawn Lynch jumping over the pile of San Francisco 49ers players in the fourth quarter was the one Seattle Seahawks fans must have been waiting for. Marshawn Lynch epitomised his nickname – “Beast Mode” – late in the 49ers vs Seahawks game. The result? A first touchdown since 2015 for the Super Bowl XLVIII champion. Also Read | Steelers’ Season Ends In Heavy Rain And With Sea Of Mistakes Last Updated: 30th December, 2019 11:28 IST Marshawn Lynch Emulates Superman For 1st Touchdown Since 2015 In 49ers Vs Seahawks: WATCH Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch pulled off a Superman-like touchdown during the game against the 49ers. The Seahawks, however, ended up on the losing side. First Published: 30th December, 2019 11:28 IST Written Bylast_img read more

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University of Iowa researchers project hundreds more COVID-19 deaths

first_imgIOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — University of Iowa researchers privately warned that the coronavirus would continue spreading through the state even before Gov. Kim Reynolds relaxed social distancing policies, a move they said would exacerbate the problem.In a report to the Iowa Department of Public Health on April 27, the university experts said that Iowa had not reached a peak and reopening the state economy before then would “result in a rapid rise of cases.”In a paper dated May 4, they found that the virus was still likely growing. They said that Iowa’s school and business closures and other steps had strongly mitigated the spread of infection but nonetheless were not “sufficient to prevent uncontained spread.”last_img read more

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Ex-police officer charged with murder for death of black woman bonds out of jail

first_imgA  former Texas police officer charged with murder after shooting a black woman through a window of her home during a non-emergency wellness check has been released on bond.According to Jail records, 34-year-old Aaron Dean was out of custody after posting bond Monday evening, less than four hours after his arrest.He had been held on a $200,000 bond.Dean resigned from the force before his arrest Monday morning.He would have been fired if he had not resigned, according to the police chief.Police bodycam video showed Dean approaching the door of the home where Atatiana Jefferson, 28, was caring for her 8-year-old nephew early Saturday.He then walked around the side of the house, pushed through a gate into the fenced-off backyard and fired through the glass a split-second after shouting at Jefferson to show her hands.Dean was not heard identifying himself as police in the video.The incident comes about two weeks after former Texas police officer Amber Guyger was sentenced to ten years in jail for the shooting death of her neighbor.In September of 2018, Guyger fatally shot her neighbor, 26-year-old Botham Jean, in his apartment, after mistaking it for hers.last_img read more

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Ovinou looks forward to train young athletes

first_imgReturning from his second Olympics participation in Rio at the Jacksons International airport yesterday, Ovinou said he is looking forward to raise young athletes to participate in the Oceania championships and the 2020 Olympics giving them the best to become future Papua New Guinea’s Judoka’s.Adding that in the Oceania, four best judo athletes will be selected to take up training in Europe as they prepare for the next Olympics. “I am looking at sending one of my best fighters to participate and take up overseas training going forward,” Ovinou said.However, despite saying the recent Olympics will be his last; Ovinou also said he is still looking forward to participate in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics if the head coaches allow him to.He thanked Papua New Guineans for their support saying the competition was so tough out there  against some of the world’s best which resulted in him getting knocked out in his first fight.last_img read more

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PVL: FEU drags Adamson into semis game 3

first_imgMargot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Joshua Umandal unleashed 23 points for the Tigers, who sent the Eagles to their first loss of the conference.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Halep secures top ranking with China Open semifinal win It was a double victory for FEU after its men’s team also emerged victorious from a five-setter.The Tamaraws overcame the National University Bulldogs, 25-14, 16-25, 25-22, 22-25, 15-12, to punch the first finals ticket.Ateneo, on the other hand, failed to sweep its semis duel against University of Santo Tomas, which took advantage of the absence of Blue Ealges’ top guns Marck Espejo and Karl Baysa.The Growling Tigers won, 25-22, 25-23, 22-25, 25-21, to pave way for a rubber match on Monday.Espejo and Baysa skipped the PVL to suit up for Ateneo in the UAAP Season 80 beach volleyball tournament.ADVERTISEMENT Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up Far Eastern University recovered just in time to beat Adamson, 21-25, 27-25, 25-20, 23-25, 15-11, and extend their semifinals series to a deciding Game 3 Saturday in the Premier Volleyball League at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Lady Tamaraws blew a 2-1 set lead and a 21-19 edge in the fourth set before leaning on Toni Rose Basas to put the Lady Falcons away in the fifth set.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson SEA Games 2019: PH’s Ian Bautista boxing bantamweight semi final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 03:11SEA Games 2019: PH’s Ian Bautista boxing bantamweight semi final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:00SEA Games 2019: PH’s Aira Villegas boxing bantamweight semi final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:27SEA Games 2019: PH’s Eumir Marcial boxing middleweight semi final (HIGHLIGHTS)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 DAY6 is for everybody How to help the Taal evacuees OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Basas scored on two straight drop balls to seal FEU’s thrilling win.The Lady Tams bounced back from a fifth-set loss in Game 1 and look to complete their comeback on Monday in Game 3 for a trip to the finals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogAdamson scored six unanswered points to force the fifth set.But the Lady Falcons, who are already playing minus star hitter Jema Galanza due to an injury, were dealt with another blow after their libero Jellie Tempiatura tweaked her ankle early in the final set. View commentslast_img read more