Sainsbury’s battle

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Chelsea and Manchester United handed top four boost as Arsenal slip to Everton defeat

first_imgPhil Jagielka scored the only goal of the game (Picture: Getty)‘They are a good team and obviously we beat Chelsea as well.’On his goal, the defender added: ‘Right place, right time!‘They are the best goals. It was nice to come away with the win. (We need to) keep wining games, it is all about momentum until next season.’Man of the Match Dominic Calvert-Lewin added: ‘We had a few good chances during the game and perhaps if we were more clinical at time sit might have been a few more.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘But ultimately, we got the win and that’s all that counts.‘We had to work very hard and we felt it a bit at the end of the first half but we came out in the second half stronger and we maintained that pressure.‘We showed quality when we needed to and the game plan worked.’MORE: Mesut Ozil throws his jacket at Everton bench as Unai Emery clashes with Marco Silva Unai Emery’s Arsenal were beaten by Everton (Picture: Getty)Arsenal slipped to a 1-0 defeat at Everton on Sunday as the Gunners failed to press home their advantage in the top-four race.Phil Jagielka’s first-half goal was enough to secure victory for the Toffees and inflict a potentially damaging defeat on Unai Emery’s Arsenal.With six matches of the 2018-19 season remaining, Arsenal remain fourth, level on points with Chelsea.But victory at Goodison Park would have seen the Gunners leapfrog their north London rivals Tottenham into third.ADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityManchester United remain firmly in the mix, just two points off the top four despite suffering two defeats from their last three Premier League games.AdvertisementAdvertisementEverton, who wasted a number of chances to put the game to bed in the second half, are now ninth and Marco Silva’s side will have hopes of overtaking Wolves and Leicester before the end of the campaign.Speaking after the 1-0 win, Jagielka, who only started the match after Michael Keane was withdrawn during the warm-up, said: ‘It feels great.‘Obviously to keep a clean sheet as well. We are trying to build a little bit of momentum. We could have had a few more. Advertisement Comment Metro Sport ReporterSunday 7 Apr 2019 3:57 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.1kShares Advertisement Chelsea and Manchester United handed top four boost as Arsenal slip to Everton defeatlast_img read more

Icon Offshore hit with lawsuit over breach of contract

first_imgA subsidiary of Malaysian offshore support vessel provider Icon Offshore has been hit with a lawsuit over a breach of contract in relation to the construction of a platform supply vessel (PSV).In a recent Bursa Malaysia filing, Icon Offshore said that its subsidiary, Icon Ship Management (ISM), was served a writ of summons and a statement of claim from Labuan Shipyard & Engineering (LSE).The suit arises from disputes in connection with an agreement dated Sept 30, 2011, between ISM and LSE regarding the construction of a vessel, more precisely – a 77-meter DP2 diesel-electric platform supply vessel (PSV).Icon Offshore said in its statement that LSE was seeking general damages, RM13.94 million ($3.37 million) in outstanding claims consisting of costs allegedly incurred between October 1, 2014, to March 9, 2015, for vessel maintenance and services.According to Icon Offshore, LSE also claims that ISM did not make prompt and punctual payment of all milestone payments, which resulted in LSE incurring finance and interest charges.In addition, LSE claims that there was a shortfall in payment for what was described as “Milestone No. 11 by ISM”.The filing also states that Labuan Shipyard in Engineering is requesting an interest at the rate of five percent per year on the outstanding amount from the date of judgment to the date of full and final settlement, as well as costs and “other reliefs as the Court deems just.”Icon Offshore said: “Having received legal advice, ISM believes that there are good grounds to resist various claims made in the suit and will defend the suit.“The Suit is not expected to have any significant financial and operational impact to ISM and the company,” the company stated.Offshore Energy Today StaffSpotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Also, if you’re interested in showcasing your company, product or technology on Offshore Energy Today please contact us via our advertising form where you can also see our media kit.last_img read more

Onazi dreams Super Eagles return

first_img Promoted ContentUnderappreciated Movies You Missed In 2019Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our Future5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better7 Train Stations In The World You Wish To Stay At LongerWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWhy Do So Many Digital Assistants Have Feminine Names & Voices?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks Loading… “I used to call him ‘senior man’ because of the respect I have for him and because of his personality. “Seeing Yobo as a coach now, I will do everything to play for him and also respect him because he is loaded with experience. “He has a lot to give me and add to my game so I’m ready to play for him with all my zeal and energy and I can’t wait to do that.” Onazi is expected to return to Rohr’s squad after more than a year out of the national team owing to an Achilles injury that prevented him from featuring at the 2019 Afcon in Egypt. Since making his senior national team debut in an Afcon qualification match against Liberia in 2012, the 27-year-old has gone ahead to garner 52 caps with a goal to his credit. read also:Nwakaeme, Onazi test negative for COVID-19 The goal came in his second international match, in a 3-1 friendly triumph over Venezuela in Florida. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Ogenyi Onazi will give his all for newly appointed Nigeria assistant coach Joseph Yobo. Ogenyi Onazi The three-time African champions turned to the Super Eagles legend for inspiration after Imama Amapakabo was ushered through the exit door earlier this year. Onazi and Yobo worked together to help Nigeria win the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa, while both had a role to play in the country’s Round of 16 finish at the 2014 Fifa World Cup in Brazil. Their last time together was during the 2-0 defeat to France inside Brasilia’s Estadio Nacional Mane Garrincha. Despite contrasting reactions that have greeted the Nigeria Football Federation’s (NFF) appointment of the ex-Everton defender as Gernot Rohr’s assistant, the Denizlispor midfielder insists he is ready to ‘do everything’ for his former captain. “Brazil 2014 Fifa World Cup was the last time we played together and it was a big privilege playing along with him in the Super Eagles,” Onazi told Goal. “We all know Yobo then at Everton before moving to Fenerbahce. In fact, I could not even call him by his name when we were together in the national team.last_img read more

Super Eagles moves four places up on recent FIFA ranking

first_imgRelatedPosts Super Eagles soar on FIFA ranking FIFA ranking: Nigeria moves up by two spots, now world 29th COVID-19: FIFA count cost to football Nigeria’s Super Eagles have moved up by four spots in the November ranking to place 31st on the ranking table.In the ranking table on the website of the world football governing body, FIFA, Nigeria garnered 1493 points as against 1481 points gotten in October.The movement still helped the Super Eagles retain the third position on the continent behind Senegal and Tunisia who are placed 20th and 27th with 1555 and 1506 points respectively.The upward movement was as a result of their 2-1 win over Benin Republic and 4-2 win over Lesotho in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifying matches.On the international scene, the top five remains unchanged and there is only one change in the top ten, with Croatia (6th, up 1) climbing for the second successive edition at the expense of Portugal (7th, down 1).There are, however, more significant changes further down the table, with Italy (13th, up 2), Poland (19th, up 2), Serbia (29th, up 4) and Nigeria (31st, up 4) all pushing their way upwards.The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ qualifiers in Asia have also made an impression.Myanmar (136th, up 11), for example, are the only team to have advanced more than ten positions, having done so thanks to impressive wins over Nepal (170th, down 3), Tajikistan (121st, down 5) and Mongolia (190th, down 4).Kuwait (147th, up 9) have also made a substantial jump on the back of their fine results in the Qatar 2022 preliminaries.Yet perhaps the most significant success story of this edition is Venezuela (25th, up 1).While their rise might be more modest than those of others, La Vinotinto – due largely to a recent friendly victory over Japan (28th, unchanged) – have now ascended to their highest position since the ranking was introduced in 1993. Tags: FIFASuper Eagleslast_img read more

Spanish Super Cup to be held in Saudi Arabia, says Federation

first_imgMADRID: The Spanish Super Cup tournament will be played in Saudi Arabia in January 2020, the national soccer association (RFEF) said on Monday, confirming long-mooted plans that have already attracted widespread criticism in and outside Spain. “The Spanish Super Cup will be held in Saudi Arabia over the next three years and will be held in winter with the objective of easing fixture congestion, as players and clubs have been calling for,” RFEF said in a statement. “Thanks to this transformation, clubs will be able to better plan their pre-seasons.“The internationalization of the competition will increase its value and at the same time contribute to raising our visibility and improving our image ahead of our bid to host the 2030 World Cup.” IANSAlso Read: Real Madrid roll over Barça to win Spanish Super CupAlso Watch: Contractual Labour Union-IOCL staged protestlast_img read more

Neymar helps guarantee World Cup place for Brazil … Peru beat Uruguay 2-1

first_img(REUTERS) – Neymar shrugged off some rough tackling and a missed penalty to score a brilliant solo goal as he led Brazil to a 3-0 win over Paraguay which booked their place at the 2018 World Cup finals on Tuesday.It was Brazil’s eighth consecutive win in qualifying and, combined with Peru’s 2-1 win over Uruguay in a later game, ensured they would finish the 10-nation group in the top four, guaranteeing them a berth at the Russia finals.Brazil lead the standings on 33 points with four matches to play, 11 points ahead of arch-rivals Argentina, who slipped back into fifth after a 2-0 defeat away to Bolivia without suspended captain Lionel Messi.The top four teams qualify automatically and the fifth play off against a team from another confederation. Paraguay are in eighth spot on 18 points, behind Peru on goal difference.The early part of the match was marked by a string of fouls on Neymar but the first big chance was a breakaway by Paraguay’s Derlis Gonzalez, who hurried his shot and put the ball wide.Midfielder Hernan Perez missed another chance for Paraguay before Philippe Coutinho opened the scoring for the hosts in the 34th minute at the Corinthians Arena.The Liverpool playmaker played a neat one-two with Paulinho before curling a low, left-foot shot past goalkeeper Anthony Silva and inside the far corner.Neymar was awarded a penalty after being brought down early in the second half but his stop-start run-up failed to deceive Silva and the keeper saved with a dive to his right then blocked his effort with the rebound.Stung by the miss, Neymar made up for it 10 minutes later, scampering down the left wing from inside his own half, skipping tackles and driving into the box before beating a wrong-footed Silva with a shot that took a deflection off a defender.Neymar, who thought he had a second goal when he picked up a rebound off a teammate in an offside position and put the ball in the net, came in for some more heavy treatment from Paraguay, who hardly troubled Brazil goalkeeper Alisson in the second half.Left back Marcelo put the icing on the cake with another fine goal in the closing minutes for Brazil, who extended their South American qualifying record with the victory.Peru’s win pulled them within four points of Argentina and kept alive their own faint hopes of qualifying for a first World Cup since 1982.Carlos Sanchez turned in Luis Suarez’s pass to give Uruguay the lead after half an hour but Paolo Guerrero levelled four minutes later and Edison Flores gave Peru a deserved win with an emphatic finish just after the hour.Uruguay’s unhappy evening ended with a red card for substitute Jonathan Urretaviscaya in the 75th minute.last_img read more

FB : In a rush: Syracuse looks to put Rutgers loss in past by utilizing strong running game

first_img Comments Published on October 5, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Michael: | @Michael_Cohen13 Facebook Twitter Google+center_img The second game began in overtime. A 13-13 tie with Rutgers at the end of regulation reset the score, giving both teams a fresh start. Antwon Bailey’s first-quarter fumble was erased.‘Every game we go into, we want to say we can pound it,’ Syracuse offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett said. ‘That’s the identity that we want to have.’Overtime was no exception. On SU’s possession in the first extra period, Bailey chipped away at the Scarlet Knights’ defense. Ten yards here, 6 there, another 3 there.But on third-and-1, second-string tailback Jerome Smith was stuffed. No gain. The drive stalled, and Syracuse kicked a field goal.‘One of the things we have to do is just keep building confidence in this running game, so we’re not holding our breath on third down or fourth-and-short and being able to go out there and be able to feel extremely confident in what we’re doing,’ SU head coach Doug Marrone said.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAnd as the Orange (3-2, 0-1 Big East) travels to Tulane this weekend for a prime-time showdown at 8 p.m. in the Louisiana Superdome, pounding the ball is again the focus. Despite the loss of Prince-Tyson Gulley, who is out for the season with a broken collarbone, Syracuse’s primary offensive focus won’t be altered. Behind a veteran offensive line that has strung together a trio of strong performances, SU is faced with a golden opportunity to reassert itself against a Green Wave (2-3, 1-1 Conference USA) rush defense that is one of the worst in the country.Despite Bailey’s pair of fumbles against Rutgers and Smith’s inability to pick up the crucial first down in overtime, Marrone and Hackett have faith in SU’s group of running backs.With Gulley out, Smith assumes the No. 2 role for the second consecutive week. Behind him is the 244-pound freshman, Adonis Ameen-Moore, who arrived at Syracuse with a significant amount of hype after rushing for nearly 1,800 yards and scoring 26 touchdowns his senior year of high school. Steven Rene, the Orange’s punt returner, is fourth on the depth chart.The plan for Saturday against Tulane is a solid rotation with Bailey as the clear No. 1 back.‘I think they’ve done a nice job,’ Marrone said of the backups. ‘So I expect them — all three of those players — somewhere along the line, depending upon the play calling and what’s going on, but I wouldn’t be surprised if all of those players do get reps at running back in this upcoming game.’Though none of the Orange coaches and players would speak poorly of the Green Wave defense, it’s a unit that is statistically one of the worst in Division-I football against the run. Tulane gives up 168 yards rushing per game this season and has allowed 15 rushing touchdowns — tied for the most in the country.Last week, Tulane was massacred 45-6 by Army. The Black Knights racked up 353 yards on the ground and threw only three passes the entire game.‘I know that our team feels very bad about not performing to their capabilities week in and week out,’ Tulane head coach Bob Toledo said in Tuesday’s C-USA teleconference.Syracuse’s new quartet of running backs will look to reopen the wounds Army left in the Green Wave defense. And with Gulley out, Tulane must prepare for players with drastically different styles of play.The 5-foot-7 Bailey is quick and elusive, Smith is a complete back who can ‘do it all,’ in the words of Hackett, Ameen-Moore is a wrecking ball and Rene is a shifty punt returner with limited experience in the backfield.Gulley has been in the film room with Smith this week, helping him work his way into the No. 2 spot. Bailey said Gulley’s energy hasn’t wavered despite his injury, and he’s been a key source of motivation this week. He went as far as calling him another coach for the Orange.‘In the running back room, Tyson is like my best friend,’ Smith said. ‘Me and him still talk, he still watches film with me every Sunday. Coming from him, you can’t take it personal. So it’s like, ‘If he thinks I should be doing this, then I probably should be doing it.”With the bulk of the workload falling on Bailey’s shoulders, Syracuse has eclipsed the 100-yard mark in each of the past two games. To keep that going against Tulane, Smith and Co. must step up.And while Gulley’s burst and energy will certainly be missed, the group behind him provides the potential for addition by subtraction. Saturday against Tulane is a chance to get everyone involved and assign clear roles before the rest of the Big East schedule kicks in.‘We need to utilize every guy on the team,’ Hackett said. ‘We need to win football games, and it’s hard to get through the season with just two running backs.’mjcohe02@syr.edulast_img read more

Women of Troy impress with resounding victory

first_imgComing off a dominant three-game series in Hawaii, junior driver and reigning Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Player of the Week Monica Vavic did not waste any time continuing her scoring streak. After winning the opening possession, Vavic found herself in prime position to strike a shot past the outstretched Hawk goalie, giving USC a 1-0 lead just 21 seconds into the game. Unfortunately for Hartwick, the Women of Troy’s scoring did not end there.As the first quarter came to a close, senior driver Olivia Cummins delivered a beautiful touch shot that arched over Hartwick’s defense to give USC an 8-2 advantage. In the opening period, freshman driver Stephania Haralabidis displayed her vast arsenal of scoring abilities, using both a forceful line drive and two skip shots to find the back of the cage and net an early hat trick.The “score early” concept was not abandoned. Just 14 ticks into the second quarter, Haralabidis dished out her second assist of the game to Vavic on a two-on-one fast break. USC’s No. 6 all-time leading scorer was not done there. With just under three minutes remaining in the first half, senior goalie Flora Bolonyai corralled a big save and tossed a long outlet pass to the streaking Vavic, who registered yet another score to give her the hat trick and give the Women of Troy a 13-2 lead.Jumping back into the pool after intermission trailing 14-2, the Hawks displayed their best defense to open the quarter, not allowing USC to get an open shot or hold onto the ball. Almost three minutes into the half, however, senior captain Maddie Rosenthal found senior driver Kelly Mendoza, who was able to deliver a rocket past the inside post with defenders draped on her shoulders to end the short offensive draught.Junior driver Jennifer Stiefel was able to plug in two more for the Women of Troy in the period before Hartwick finally made its presence known and registered its lone third-quarter tally on the scoreboard with just under a minute to play. Awaiting the horn to signal the end of the period, freshman driver Ioanna Haralabidis took advantage of the slow Hawk defense and punched in another goal to give USC a 19-3 lead going into the final quarter.Bolonyai, the MPSF leader in fewest goals against, was relieved after three brilliant quarters of work — recording eight saves — by freshman Melanie Slater.The Women of Troy pulled back on the scoring brigade in the final quarter, focusing on their defensive strategy and allowing some fresh faces to record valuable experience. Though the game play changed, the intensity did not. Head coach Jovan Vavic remained enthusiastic, commanding his troops and taking advantage of every opportunity to correct any miscues, despite holding a commanding lead.The Hawks were able to break away and had a scoring chance late in the game, but Slater remained poised, punching it away off the crossbar. A late bank shot off the post by senior two-meter Kaleigh Gilchrist capped things off.Next in line for USC is a trip up the coast to play No.8 San Jose State and a rematch of last year’s NCAA National Championship game against No. 3 Stanford.“We have been looking forward to this game [against Stanford] for the past 5 or 6 weeks so we are really excited about it. It’s going to be interesting because we haven’t played them yet so we don’t know what type of a game plan they are going to have,” said Vavic. “We know their strengths and they know our strengths. These are two teams that know each other very well so it will be a great game.” The USC women’s water polo team scored early and often Thursday afternoon against Hartwick College in the friendly confines of the Uytengsu Aquatics Center. The No. 1 Women of Troy (19-0, 4-0 MPSF) defeated the Hawks (15-9) by a final score of 21-5.Leading the charge · Freshman Stephania Haralabidis had four goals in her team’s 21-5 drubbing of Hartwick. Haralabidis has 41 goals this year.- Corey Marquetti | Daily Trojanlast_img read more

Agholor could be USC’s best player

first_imgIt seemed like a no-brainer. The junior defensive end is already a two-time all-Pac-12 selection, an All-American and very well could be the first overall pick of next spring’s NFL draft.“Yeah, Williams is a beast, but I don’t know,” my friend replied.I wasn’t really sure what Matt was getting at, so I threw out a few names. Sophomore linebacker Su’a Cravens is an absolute force of nature and could be playing on Sundays in a few years. Redshirt junior quarterback Cody Kessler has quietly developed into one of the nation’s best signal callers. Maybe my friend was hinting at redshirt junior tailback Javorius “Buck” Allen, the Pac-12’s leading rusher and a “potential candidate” for the Heisman Trophy — whatever that means. Then Matt mentioned Agholor.At first, the idea threw me. Sure, the junior wideout is having another outstanding season, but he’s been somewhat overshadowed by Allen and Kessler. And you can’t just ignore what Cravens and Williams have done on defense. I wasn’t convinced.“Remember last year’s game [at Cal]?” Matt said. “Watch those highlights and tell me Agholor isn’t the best player on the field.”With some recollection of USC’s 62-28 win, I figured that I might as well look at some film. I recommend that all USC fans do the same.Less than two minutes into the contest, Agholor took a punt return 75 yards to the house. The Bears’ coverage team never touched him. Agholor simply ran around everyone. It looked like he was playing against a high school team.Fast-forward to the second quarter. Another punt return touchdown, this one from 93 yards out. I think one Cal defender might have gotten a hand on him that time. It’s hard to tell. Either way, Agholor turned a Pac-12 special teams unit into mincemeat twice in a span of less than 25 minutes, so I was fully ready to consider him among USC’s best players. Clearly, his versatility and special teams prowess set him apart. But how much does he actually bring to the table as a receiver? A lot, as it turns out.Agholor’s numbers are eye-opening. Sixty-six receptions, 863 yards and eight touchdowns through nine games. Nearly 30 more catches than any other Trojan. Two more punt return touchdowns, bringing his career total to four — a USC record. He’s the definition of a No. 1 receiver, a freak athlete who makes Kessler’s job infinitely easier and gives opposing defensive coordinators nightmares. Funnily enough, that’s where the numbers don’t tell the whole story.As SB Nation’s California Golden Blogs detailed earlier this week, Agholor’s biggest impact often comes when he doesn’t even touch the ball. His speed forces defensive backs to stick to him like glue on deeper routes, allowing Kessler the freedom to find other targets — such as Allen, freshman wideout JuJu Smith and freshman tight end Bryce Dixon — open on in the flat. On the flip side, when Agholor is able to find space downfield, there’s no safety in the conference that can keep up with him (sorry Washington State). Though it might be unfair to say that Agholor drives the USC offense, it’s not hard to argue that the threat of the Tampa, Florida, native is the key cog in head coach Steve Sarkisian’s well-oiled machine.When it’s all said and done, this discussion really doesn’t matter. More than anything, what matters is Agholor’s value to the Trojans as a team, both in his production and his experience. Early in the first quarter of USC’s 28-26 win over Arizona on Oct. 11, he dropped a pass that would’ve extended the team’s opening drive. Agholor was visibly upset after the play, and though he would go on to pick up seven receptions for 81 yards and a touchdown, was not happy with his performance.How did he react? Six catches for 128 yards and a career-high three touchdowns against Colorado the next week.On Oct. 25, Agholor stepped out of bounds on a crucial fourth-and-2 against Utah, allowing the Utes to start a game-winning drive. It was a devastating play and a devastating loss, one that served as a gutcheck to the entire team. And how did Agholor react? Racking up a career-high 220 receiving yards against Washington State in USC’s next game.This resilience is invaluable to the Trojans, and one of the reasons why Nelson Agholor very well may be the team’s best player. Someday, maybe someday soon, Agholor is going to bring those talents to the next level. But of course, he isn’t thinking about that.“I’m still worried about Cal right now,” Agholor told the L.A. Times earlier this week. “All I want to do is beat Cal.”Will Hanley is a junior majoring in political science and communication. He is also the sports editor of the Daily Trojan. His column, “Sports Willustrated,” runs Thursdays. What about Nelson Agholor?The response struck me as odd, definitely more so than it should have. I was in the middle of a text exchange with my friend Matt, and the topic had shifted to Trojan football. Matt — a rabid Cal fan — asked me who I thought was USC’s best football player, regardless of position.“It’s gotta be Leonard Williams,” I answered.He got game · Junior wide receiver Nelson Agholor leads USC in receptions (66), receiving yards (863) and receiving touchdowns (8) this season. The Tampa, Florida, native has 2,121 career receiving yards. – Mariya Dondonyan | Daily Trojanlast_img read more