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EPL: Son’s last-gasp goal sinks Aston Villa

first_imgRelatedPosts EPL: Son fires four past Southampton Grealish signs new five-year Aston Villa deal Trio of signings make instant impact as Everton stun Spurs Tottenham moved to within one point of fourth-placed Chelsea after Heung-min Son’s dramatic injury-time strike in a 3-2 win at relegation-threatened Aston Villa on Sunday. Villa took the lead in the ninth minute when Toby Alderweireld turned Anwar El Ghazi’s deflected cross into his own net under pressure. The hosts came close to doubling their lead when Jack Grealish broke free down the left side before cutting the ball back to Douglas Luiz, whose shot was deflected over by Davies’ knee. Tottenham levelled things up in the 27th minute courtesy of a delightful goal from Alderweireld. The defender made amends for his earlier own goal, turning and firing into the net after Villa had switched off at a corner. Tottenham went 2-1 up in first-half stoppage time when Son Heung-min scored on the rebound after missing from the penalty spot. Spurs were awarded the penalty following a VAR check after Bjorn Engels had fouled Steven Bergwijn in the box. Pepe Reina saved Son’s spot-kick but could only parry the ball into the path of the Tottenham man, who made no mistake at the second time of asking. Just as Alderweireld had done in the first half, Engels redeemed himself as he headed Villa level in the 53rd minute. But the Belgian turned from hero to zero deep into stoppage time, after his slip let Son have a clear route through on goal to slot home a injury-time winner for the visitors.Tags: Anwar El GhaziHeung-Min SonJack GrealishToby AlderweireldTottenham Hotspurlast_img read more

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Villas-Boas snubbed chance to leave

first_img Tottenham do not start their season until Sunday afternoon at Crystal Palace, but Villas-Boas has already achieved something he has not done before – he is starting a season at the same club with which he finished the previous campaign. Villas-Boas completed just one campaign at Porto after spending eight months in his first post at Academica de Coimbra and then his reign at Chelsea came to an end just 256 days after he was appointed. The 35-year-old could have departed Spurs this summer. PSG, Barcelona and Real Madrid were all reportedly interested in making Villas-Boas their new manager, but the power, prestige and money was not enough to persuade the Portuguese to leave. Franco Baldini’s appointment as technical director, which Villas-Boas had been calling for all last year, has helped Tottenham land the players the manager thinks he needs to a mount a more effective assault on the top four this season. “(I turned the offers down) because this is my first opportunity to start a second year in the same club,” Villas-Boas said at the official Premier League launch at a south London school on Thursday. “I think that can give me an advantage and it is something I want to try. “I have been very welcomed, I have an excellent group of players, and the conditions and structures we have at Tottenham are fantastic and the arrival of Franco takes us to another level so these are things I had to measure. “I have great respect for the club and for (chairman) Daniel (Levy) and these are the reasons the couple of clubs that came knocking I told them that I wasn’t interested.” Baldini’s contacts in the game, and his scouting knowledge from across Europe, mean Spurs have been able to sign all their primary targets so far this summer. They smashed their transfer record twice within weeks to sign Paulinho and Roberto Soldado, while Nacer Chadli and Etienne Capoue have also joined from FC Twente and Toulouse respectively. Andre Villas-Boas has confirmed he turned down approaches from two clubs this summer, one of them thought to be Paris St Germain, because he believes Tottenham are on the verge of achieving something big. Press Association Villas-Boas has come in for criticism for not bringing in any British players, and selling England centre-back Steven Caulker, but he says the market for home grown players is simply too inflated. “There is one problem with English players in the English Premier League – the price,” Villas-Boas said. “They are rated for the top players. I think players in England cost you a lot more than what you can get out of Europe particularly in the case of Nacer Chadli and Etienne Capoue so at the moment it is a market we have been looking at with players that we have been following. “The other two (Paulinho and Soldado, who cost £17million and £26million respectively) are renowned internationals that we had to pay a very high price for but I think it is the right price for players of that level. “Eventually if a good deal at the right price for an English player arises I wouldn’t have any problem with that.” All four new signings are in Spurs’ squad for Sunday’s opener at Palace. last_img read more

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Fer thriving in Premier League

first_img The 23-year-old was signed from FC Twente in his native Holland during the summer as Norwich boss Chris Hughton conducted a recruitment drive that also included deals for Ricky van Wolfswinkel, Gary Hooper, Martin Olsson and Nathan Redmond. Despite that substantial investment the Norfolk club have taken just four points from their opening five Premier League games and are the league’s lowest goalscorers, having found the back of the net on only three occasions. Norwich midfielder Leroy Fer has enjoyed his introduction to the Barclays Premier League and is looking to develop into a key player for the Canaries over the course of the season. Press Association “I hadn’t played much against him but I played with him for the Under-21s. He played a really big part in the qualifications because he scored nine goals in 10 games. Ricky is a good goalscorer and will score goals for Norwich.” Hooper scored a brace in his first start for Norwich in the 3-2 Capital One Cup victory at Watford on Tuesday evening and is in contention to make his full league debut at Stoke on Sunday. The former Celtic forward will now have the weight of expectation on his shoulders but Fer believes it is up to the club’s other attacking talent to create the chances for players such as Hooper and Van Wolfswinkel to tuck away. “Gary is a good striker but we have other good strikers as well with Ricky and Johan Elmander, but we have to give the ball to them to score,” he added. “It is difficult for them to do everything for the team but if we can feed them the ball much more they will definitely score for us. As a midfielder you have to put the ball in to the strikers to allow them to score.” Norwich have won just once away from home this calender year, a 3-2 victory at Manchester City on the final day of last season, and Fer is anticipating another tough away trip to face Mark Hughes’ Potters. “I think it is going to be a hard game. Going away from home to a good Stoke City team, I watched them against Arsenal and they played really well,” he said. “I think we have played some good games, including against Villa, but we had to score to win the game and we didn’t. We have to keep on going, stay as a team and get ready for the next game.” Hughton is likely to be without captain Sebsastien Bassong following a hamstring injury in the 1-0 loss to Villa but Van Wolfswinkel has recovered from a toe injury and will be challenging Hooper to start up-front at Stoke. Although it is not the start Norwich fans would have reasonably expected given the money that was spent, Fer has impressed so far and is hoping he can contribute even more as the season progresses. When asked how he thought his Norwich career had started, Fer replied: “I think really good, it is my first season in the Premier League but all of the boys are really good to me and it is easy for me to gel in. “We have got some new boys in the team but it was really easy for us to gel and easy for us to become a team because all of the boys are good. “I have started good but I have to become a better player, keep training and doing my things and do my best for Norwich. “I want to play every game and be important for the team. (Hughton) took me from FC Twente to Norwich so he has a lot of faith in me even if I’m not playing but I want to be playing and doing my bit for the team.” Fer followed compatriot van Wolfswinkel to Carrow Road and believes the Holland international, who has not scored since his debut on the opening day of the season, can find his finishing touch again soon. “He helped me in part,” Fer said. “It was really good for me to contact him and he knew already about the club – it is something that made me come here to Norwich. last_img read more

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Podolski makes Inter loan move

first_imgArsenal have confirmed German forward Lukas Podolski has completed a loan move to Inter Milan for the remainder of the 2014/15 season. The 29-year-old, who joined the Gunners from Cologne in the summer of 2012, had become frustrated by a lack of first-team opportunities, often used as an impact player from the bench by manager Arsene Wenger. He has scored three goals this season – including a dramatic last-gasp winner in the Champions League group game at Anderlecht. Podolski, who was part of the World Cup winning squad in Brazil during the summer, has already linked up with Roberto Mancini’s Serie A side and trained in Milan on Monday. “He is experienced and has a wonderful career behind him,” Mancini, the former Manchester City boss, said at a press conference. “He will help us and is not at the end of his career.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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Canisius, Iona meet in MAAC tourney

first_img___For more AP college basketball coverage: and was generated by Automated Insights,, using data from STATS LLC, TEAM LEADERS: Iona’s E.J. Crawford has averaged 18.8 points and 5.3 rebounds while Tajuan Agee has put up 14.7 points and 7.4 rebounds. For the Golden Griffins, Malik Johnson has averaged 12.5 points, 5.9 rebounds and 5.9 assists while Majesty Brandon has put up 14.1 points and 4.1 rebounds.OFFENSIVE THREAT: Isaiah Washington has either made or assisted on 40 percent of all Iona field goals over the last five games. Washington has accounted for 20 field goals and 35 assists in those games.SLIPPING AT 72: Iona is 0-11 this year when it allows 72 points or more and 11-5 when holding opponents to fewer than 72.ACCOUNTING FOR ASSISTS: The Gaels have recently used assists to create baskets more often than the Golden Griffins. Iona has an assist on 45 of 76 field goals (59.2 percent) across its previous three outings while Canisius has assists on 46 of 80 field goals (57.5 percent) during its past three games.DID YOU KNOW: Iona has made eight 3-pointers per game this season, which is second-best among MAAC teams. Associated Press March 9, 2020center_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNo. 10 seed Canisius (12-19, 7-13) vs. No. 7 seed Iona (11-16, 9-11)Metro Atlantic Conference Tourney First Round, Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey; Tuesday, 6 p.m. EDTBOTTOM LINE: Canisius and Iona are prepared to square off in the first round of the MAAC tournament. In the regular season, Iona won both of the head-to-head matchups. The teams last met on Feb. 27, when the Gaels shot 64.3 percent from the field while holding Canisius’s shooters to just 38.7 percent en route to an 86-65 victory. Canisius, Iona meet in MAAC tourneylast_img read more

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“Disgusted” MLB pitcher blames media after COVID-19 rulebreak uproar

first_imgLast Updated: 14th August, 2020 14:15 IST “Disgusted” MLB Pitcher Blames Media After COVID-19 Rulebreak Uproar Cleveland Indians pitcher Zach Plesac feels he and teammate Mike Clevinger have been unfairly portrayed as “bad people” in the aftermath of the pitchers being quarantined by the team for violating COVID-19 protocols last weekend in Chicago. WATCH US LIVE LIVE TV COMMENT Associated Press Television News FOLLOW UScenter_img Written By First Published: 14th August, 2020 14:15 IST Cleveland Indians pitcher Zach Plesac feels he and teammate Mike Clevinger have been unfairly portrayed as “bad people” in the aftermath of the pitchers being quarantined by the team for violating COVID-19 protocols last weekend in Chicago.Plesac, who is still in a team ordered quarantine, said he posted a six-minute video on his Instagram page Thursday to ” get out the truth” to fans about his situation.The 25-year-old acknowledged breaking team curfew last Saturday after he and Clevinger left the team hotel, went out to dinner and socialised with Plesac’s friends.While he didn’t deny breaking the team’s code of conduct implemented to keep players safe, Plesac said reports about him and Clevinger have not been fair.But on Wednesday, Indians manager Terry Francona said Plesac and Clevinger “got some trust to earn back and they’re gonna have to earn that back.” with their teammates. SUBSCRIBE TO USlast_img read more

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Recapitalised Luckbox calls for a recruitment drive

first_img Luckbox outlines final TSXV roadmap July 29, 2020 IoM Digital appoints Chris Kissack as esports lead  July 22, 2020 StumbleUpon Submit Related Articles Luke Campbell, Champion Sports: Modular thinking most play the lead role in sportsbook migrations August 26, 2020 Share Share The management of esports wagering platform Luckbox has sanctioned a recruitment drive, after closing its latest CAD $4.5 million (€3m) funding round. Luckbox confirmed that it is seeking ‘five key new hires’ as the company moves forward with its aggressive future growth strategy as a soon to be listed Toronto TSX Ventures enterprise.  Strengthening its senior executive team, Isle of Man-based Luckbox is looking to hire a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to support company CEO, Quentin Martin.Luckbox is also searching for a new Head of Marketing and VP of Operations. Supporting its day-to-day operations, Luckbox is also looking to take on a new CRM Lead and Backend Developer for node.js development.Commenting on developments, Luckbox CEO Quentin Martin said: “It’s been a fantastic year for us so far and our oversubscribed funding round has put us in the perfect position to capitalise.”“We’re now ensuring we maintain that momentum by filling these very important roles with the right people who share our passion for growing Luckbox rapidly. We see these roles as a priority right now and we will be further strengthening the team in the coming months.”last_img read more

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Alpena Spruce Tree Makes Its Way to State Capital for Christmas

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisOver 200 people gathered outside of the Katto family’s house to witness something grand, the harvesting of the 33rd official state Christmas tree that will stand tall in front of the state capital in Lansing this year.Deciding to move to Alpena in 2013 the Katto family were taken by surprise when their spruce was nominated to be the center of attention for the upcoming holiday season.“It’s an honor for the community and us as well to be able to give a tree to the capital and be part of the Christmas celebration,” tree donor, Shelly Katto said.This is the 2nd time Alpena has been put on the map for a Christmas tree. The last time was in the 80’s“To know that something this majestic was right here in our own backyard is amazing, and right here in the Katto’s backyard,” State Representative, Sue Allor said.Allor said she couldn’t wait to look out her window at the capital to see the finished decorations.“I can’t wait to see this in front of the capital. Where my office is i’m going to have an amazing view of this,” she added.Senator Jim Stamas said he’s excited to see what colors the new Christmas tree will have.“I always like the red, white, and blue and maybe they will add some green,” Stamas said.To be chosen as the lucky tree is truly a process, because spruce trees are decreasing.“The spruce trees are dying with disease so when we go back the next year we see that they have deteriorated and they no longer qualify. So it’s an ongoing project to just keep looking for new trees to put on the list to bring to Lansing,” Christmas Tree Director, Great Lakes Timber Professionals Association, Denny Olson said.The light up ceremony honoring the 50-year-old tree will be held in Lansing on November 16th. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Alpena Plaza Pool Holds FundraiserNext What’s Trending on October 25last_img read more

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Mirza Alibegović to play for Enel Brindisi

first_imgYoung 20 year old basketball player Mirza Alibegović signed a contract with Italian first league club ”Enel Brindisi”.Former basketball player of ”Čelik” and ”Bosna”, Alibogović comes to ”Enel Brindisi” from the club ”Pistoia” where his average was 3,4 points and 2,3 jumps in 15 played matches.Mirza used to play for Scavolini, and Pesara. He’s 197 cm tall.Enel Brindisi is currently 9th team of the Italian Championship with 10 victories and 10 defeats.last_img

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Sumner Newscow is giving away FREE T-shirts throughout the Kansas Wheat Festival

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — We have a whole new box of high quality cotton Sumner Newscow T-shirts, made by Sunflower Custom T’s at 219 N. Washington in Wellington, and we will be giving them away at various Kansas Wheat Festival events.A whole new box of T-shirts ready to be given away.Now that the Medallion Hunt has been completed, we will be offering a clue for a free T-shirt on our Sumner Newscow Facebook business page. You have to like us to get the clue here. Don’t worry, these clues will be easy breezy. We will offer up the clue about 30 minutes randomly before the event.Sumner Newscow will be giving away 10 of them away at the Picnic at the Park tonight. If you have won a free T-shirt, do not try to get another one and allow someone the courtesy of getting a shirt. Happy t-shirt hunting!Also, look for new Wheat Festival updates by following us on our twitter account here. Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

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