Lions, Tams reach semis

first_imgCarpio 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 Robert Bolick of San Beda try to recover the ball off Jonathan Espeleta of Adamson, at the Filoil arena . INQUIRER PHOTO/AUGUST DELA CRUZDefending champion San Beda secured a spot in the semifinal stages of the Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup after surviving Adamson, 64-62, Thursday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Red Lions now face St. Benilde in the semifinals after Carlo Young’s spilt free throw lifted the Blazers past University of the Philippines in an earlier game.ADVERTISEMENT Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Far Eastern University stole the spotlight from the reigning titlist when the Tamaraws also booked a ticket to the Final Four by outgunning La Salle, 76-69.Hubert Cani scored 11 of the last 13 points for FEU, capped by a dagger step-back jumper with 27.8 ticks left for a 74-69 cushion.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 crown“Facing the seasoned teams from Group A of the tournament helps us in our preparation for the coming UAAP season,” FEU head coach Olsen Racela said.The Lions needed to quell a late rally by the Falcons before the victory as Adamson forward Sean Manganti caught fire midway through the payoff period, scoring 18 straight points that kept his team within a point, 63-62, with 3.4 ticks left. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding But a Jose Presbitero free throw iced the win for the Lions.“We knew that Adamson is a very strong team so I just reminded my players about our game plan,” said San Beda head coach Boyet Fernandez.The Lions held a 37-23 lead in the second quarter, but the Falcons clawed back with an 11-2 run to cut the deficit to six, 40-34. San Beda made 19 free throws while Adamson only had two.Robert Bolick led the Lions with 23 points while Javee Mocon came away with 16 markers and 11 boards.Manganti had 20 points to lead the Falcons while Papi Sarr added 13 points and 12 rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT Cani spearheaded the Tamaraws with 22 points while Arvin Tolentino and Prince Orizu chipped in 10 apiece.Young’s free throw with 3.3 ticks remaining in the game capped a five-point swing for the Blazers.“I have to give credit to my coaching staff. I wasn’t in practice for three days due to hyper acidity. The boys really played to the game plan,” Blazers head coach TY Tang said.Maroon Janjan Jaboneta’s inbound pass in the dying seconds of the game was stolen by Justin Gutang and sealed the win for the Blazers.Clement Leutcheu led the Blazers with 26 points and seven rebounds while Yankie Haruna chipped in 25 markers. —WITH A REPORT FROM IVAN RUIZ L. SUINGSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Palami: South Korea win an inspiration for Azkals Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 View commentslast_img read more

Unhappy JR Smith wants Cavaliers to trade him

first_imgJR Smith #5 of the Cleveland Cavaliers reacts after narrowly missing a half court shot during warms ups prior to the game against the Atlanta Hawks at Quicken Loans Arena on October 21, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFPCLEVELAND — J.R. Smith has added another tier to the Cavaliers’ mounting troubles.Dropped from the rotation and unhappy with his role on a team rebuilding through youth, Smith said Thursday that he wants to be traded. The enigmatic guard said he hasn’t formally requested a trade by Cleveland’s front office because the Cavs are already aware of his feelings.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I can’t do that to the fans.”It’s been a tough opening month for the Cavs, who fired Lue and believed they were replacing him with assistant Larry Drew. However, Drew said he doesn’t want the ‘interim’ tag unless he gets some assurance from Cleveland’s front office and the sides have not come to an agreement on a restructured contract.On top of that, All-Star Kevin Love is expected to miss weeks with a toe injury.Smith has brought a new challenge, but insists he will be a professional.“There’s a lot of things that’s going on around here that I don’t know the answer to and I don’t know why it’s going on, but it is and I can’t control that,” he said. “I just worry about what I can control, worry about being a good vet to these young guys who are playing — cheer for ‘em, help ’em as much as they want me to help. Other than that, I’m buying time, I guess.”ADVERTISEMENT Dog’s day: Ex-NBA player’s pet quarantined on landing in Australia Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum “They know,” Smith said following shootaround. “They don’t want me, so they obviously know.”The 33-year-old Smith said he was told earlier this season that the Cavs would be focused on playing their younger players to develop them for the future. Cleveland’s back to being an also-ran in the Eastern Conference following LeBron James’ departure this summer as a free agent.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSmith didn’t play in Tuesday night’s win over Atlanta, the Cavs’ first game since coach Tyronn Lue was fired following a 0-6 start. And while Smith understood that his minutes were going to be drastically reduced — if not taken away completely — it’s been a challenge for him to stay motivated.“It is hard,” he said. “Fortunately I got a great crew of people, former teammates, teammates, former coaches, lot of people in my ear that’s helped me to go through this process. But at the end of the day, I can’t take it out on my teammates. Regardless how hard it is to walk in here and actually put on, as hard as it may sound, to put on a Cavs jersey or shirt, I can’t do that to my teammates. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal MOST READ View comments Smith has had a rocky relationship with Cleveland fans, some of whom love his care-free spirit while others still blame him for losing track of the score in the closing seconds of Game 1 in last year’s NBA Finals.Smith, who is just one of three Cavs left from the 2016 title team, said he was given the option to leave the team by Cleveland’s front office.“They asked me if I wanted to be around the team and if I didn’t I could leave and go home and do whatever,” he said. “I can’t do that to these fans, I can’t do it to the city. To come from where I came from, from pretty much nothing to Cleveland and the way the city embraced me, the fans embraced me, the relationship I have with them, I can’t do that to them.“It’s not about me, it’s not about who wants me here and who doesn’t want me here. For me, it’s all about the fans.”Smith’s pricy contract makes it nearly impossible for the Cavs to trade him now. He’s making $14.7 million this season, and his $15.6 million contract for 2019-20 is partially guaranteed for $3.8 million.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

Stylish Man City spoil Emery’s Arsenal bow

first_imgRaheem Sterling opened the scoring with a clinical finish early in the first half and Bernardo Silva’s thunderous strike capped a City success that served as a resounding warning to their title rivals.No team has successfully defended the English title since Manchester United in 2008-09.But on the evidence of this composed display, City have every chance of emulating their rivals’ achievement.Picking up where they left off last term, City had too much class for Arsenal and easily repelled the hosts’ few dangerous moments.City’s excellence underlined the size of the task facing new Arsenal boss Emery as the Gunners begin life without Arsene Wenger.Arsenal were playing a competitive match without Wenger in charge for the first time since September 1996.Emery was hired to replace Wenger following the Frenchman’s exit at the end of a dismal campaign which saw Arsenal labour to a sixth-place finish in the Premier League — 37 points behind City.The Spaniard will need time to make his mark on a moribund club and, while Arsenal couldn’t be faulted for effort against City, there was precious little quality about their play.Guardiola insists his players are still “starving” for success and there is little doubt City’s hunger for silverware remains strong.The City boss started with Kevin De Bruyne and Leroy Sane on the bench as he recalled Sterling and gave a Premier League debut to Algeria winger Riyad Mahrez, whose move from Leicester was Guardiola’s only major close-season signing.– Sterling impresses –Raheem Sterling led the charge for Manchester City in their win at ArsenalSterling proved to be City’s creative fulcrum, but he was fortunate to escape with a yellow card for a studs-up foul on Arsenal debutant Matteo Guendouzi in the early stages.The England winger showed the more pleasing side of his game with an incisive burst past Shkodran Mustafi that took him into the Arsenal area and ended with Petr Cech saving his rising drive.Having spent the dying embers of Wenger’s reign subjecting the Frenchman to vitriolic abuse, Arsenal’s fans were energised by the sight of Emery on the touchline.But that noisy optimism was punctured in ruthless style by Sterling in the 14th minute.Taking possession on the left edge of the Arsenal area, Sterling glided past Hector Bellerin and Guendouzi before drilling a fierce shot that flashed past the unsighted Cech from 18 yards.Arsenal finally threatened when Bellerin’s blast forced City goalkeeper Ederson to make a good stop.Arsenal still looked anxious and Cech almost scored a bizarre own goal when his miscued pass across the penalty area crept wide of his unguarded net.Making amends for that blunder, Cech kept out a Mahrez free-kick before alertly recovering to block Aymeric Laporte’s effort from the rebound.Manchester City’s Bernardo Silva celebrates after scoring the second goal at ArsenalArsenal were pressing with more urgency than under Wenger, but City looked far more potent and Mahrez went close with a curling effort at the end of a rapid break.Emery has challenged Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to finish as the Premier League’s top scorer after the Gabon forward netted 10 times in 13 games following his January move from Borussia Dortmund.However, Aubameyang will need better service than he received against City to achieve that target.Emery sent on Alexandre Lacazette soon after the interval and the France forward had an immediate impact, taking Aubameyang’s pass and shooting just wide.City responded in emphatic fashion and Silva wrapped up the points in the 64th minute.Sterling and Mendy outnumbered Bellerin on the right, with the French defender’s cross picking out Silva, who cleverly peeled away from his marker Stephan Lichtsteiner to fire past the exposed Cech.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manchester City’s midfielder Bernado Silva celebrates his second goal against Arsenal in their English premier League match at the Emirates Stadium on Augsut 12, 2018.LONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 12 – Manchester City ruined the start of the Unai Emery era at Arsenal as the champions signalled their intent to retain the Premier League title with a stylish 2-0 win on Sunday.Pep Guardiola’s side swept to the title last term with a record 100 points and they were quickly back in the groove at the Emirates Stadium.last_img read more

Tuyisenge set to miss Gor v Everton clash

first_img0Shares0000Jacques Tuyisenge attempts to win the ball against a sliding Ashley Williams during their friendly match in July 2017 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluLIVERPOOL, United Kingdom, Nov 5 – Rwandese striker Jacques Tuyisenge who scored the lone goal as Gor Mahia lost 2-1 to Everton in Tanzania last July will miss Tuesday evening’s return tie against the Merseyside club at Goodison Park after failing to land his visa on time.Tuyisenge had taken a priority visa having arrived late from international duty but up to Monday morning, he was yet to get it and hence unable to travel with the match just less than 48 hours away. “He is distressed. I would be if I was in his shoes. It is sad for us and even more sad for him. I feel for him really,” a dejected Dylan Kerr, Gor Mahia’s head coach told Capital Sport.His absence will now leave the tactician with an attacking problem to solve on a game that is side needs to be at their best scoring form. Burundian forward Francis Mustafa is expected to step forward and fill the void.“With Jack not here it hampers our plans because he is our best striker and our first line of defense,”Gor Mahia forward Francis Mustafa celebrates with Jacques Tuyisenge after scoring against Rayon Sport in a CAF Confederations Cup tie at the Kasarani Stadium on August 19, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu“I have been frustrated for 15 months with our finishing but the excuse I can accept in Kenya is that the field is not up to standard. But here, we have been training at a good facility and we will play at a good facility. I am now not worried about finishing because as well, we have been creating chances,” the tactician said.“We played a small 25 minute game today with two teams and it was lovely the way we were doing infront of goal. Francis Mustafa looked on fire,” Kerr further stated.Gor will hope to pull in a good show against Everton especially having watched their game against Brighton over the weekend and Kerr having also previously watched their tie against Crystal Palace.The tactician has challenged his players to go into the pitch and give a good account of themselves, showcase their talent and open up doors for their future.“I have faith in them that if anyone gets the opportunity, they will go and show some good standard of football. I don’t want them to go in there and then leave with regrets after 90 minutes. That would be disappointing for me,” the tactician stated.Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr places out equipment in training at Everton’s Finch Farm training ground on November 4, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu“I want them to play with confidence, character, energy and belief and then the game will dictate itself,” the confident Kerr further stated.Tactically, the tactician says possession of the ball will win them the game, accepting that Everton are at a higher level irrespective of who coach Marco Silva will field.He however notes that with the confidence his team has picked over the last few days, they will be in to match their opponents man for man and says they will go for the win and ultimately clinch the Sportpesa Trophy.“We can’t afford to give Everton a chance on the ball because they have very good players whether it’s a different squad or not because if you play for Everton, you must be really good. If we get to dictate possession, we will cause them problems. But we have to be really organized,” he further noted.“I have noticed that sometimes we are not patient enough and it is something I have told my players. We need to be patient and not rush in attack and wait for the best moment to hurt them. We are here to enjoy but at the end of the day, there are expectations. I hope it doesn’t get the better of them,” Kerr insisted.Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr gives instructions in training at Everton’s Finch Farm training ground on November 4, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluHe has also says he will be cautious to pick the strongest team despite the fact that all players want to play, saying he wants to give the best shot and ensure they pick a historic win that will propel them to new heights.Among the players who are expected to slot into his starting team include new signing Shafik Batambuze who joined the team in Everton on Sunday evening.-Timothy Olobulu is reporting from Liverpool, United Kingdom- 0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Blow for Arsenal and Man City! Serie A star makes €32m Juventus switch

first_img1 Paulo Dybala in action for Palermo Arsenal and Manchester City target Paulo Dybala has joined Juventus.The former Palermo man has been on a host of top club’s shopping lists this summer, but has chosen the Old Lady.Dybala has agreed a five-year contract at the Serie A giants, who face Barcelona in the Champions League final on Saturday.A fee of €32million, payable over four years, has been agreed, with a potential extra €8 million to be added on if certain performance-related targets are met.last_img

Press Pass – Sunday, June 28

first_imgHost Neil Ashton is joined in the studio by Dean Jones and Tom Hopkinson to discuss all the week’s sporting action.This week, the guys look at the big football transfer stories from the last seven days and discuss the England Under 21’s and Women’s sides, plus a look ahead another Wimbledon fortnight.last_img

Every Premier League trophy presentation pictured – Leicester to join legends?

first_img 15. United marched on in 2008 – The Red Devils beat Chelsea to top spot and defeated them again in the Champions League final for a memorable trophy double. 23 23 5. Eric Cantona lifted the Premiership trophy for United in 1997 – In less than six full seasons in English football, Cantona won the title five times – four with Man United and once with Leeds (in the final season of the old Division One). He was captain of the 1997 champions in his final season before retiring. 8. United cantered to the title in 2000 – Fresh from their treble glory, Man United were unstoppable as they won the Premiership by a margin of 18 points in 2000. 23 23 21. City were crowned champions in 2014 – Liverpool seemed set to be crowned surprise champions as they led the league with just three games to go, but they stumbled and City kept their nerve to win the trophy again. 23 23 4. Manchester United grabbed the trophy back in 1996 – Newcastle United were 12 points clear in January, but United reeled them in to win the league again, adding the FA Cup in May. 9. The Red Devils claimed the first Premier League hat-trick in 2001 – United won the league with ease again. Who could stop them making it an unprecedented four in a row? 23 23 7. Manchester United ruled in 1999 – Not only did United pip Arsenal to the Premiership in 1999, they also won the FA Cup and Champions League. 13. The Blues successfully defended the trophy in 2006 – Another dominant season for Chelsea, easing to the title ahead of Manchester United, it seemed like they would go on to dominate in the years to come. This was also the last season in which the division was known as the Premiership, reverting to the Premier League. 23 2. United retained the trophy in 1994 – Now sponsored by Carling and rebranded the FA Carling Premiership, United won the title with ease, en route to claiming their first ever league and FA Cup double. 23 11. Arsenal’s ‘Invincibles’ lifted the trophy in 2004 – The only unbeaten season in the Premier League era, the Gunners went 38 games without loss to memorably win the title. 23 23 14. Man United were back for more Premier League glory in 2007 – Four years after last lifting the trophy, United were back on top with Ronaldo and Rooney coming of age to edge ahead of Chelsea when it counted. 6. Arsenal were champions in 1998 – The Gunners claimed their first Premiership title, under the management of Arsene Wenger, going on to claim the league and FA Cup double. 19. Manchester City lifted the trophy in dramatic style in 2012 – The most dramatic climax to a Premier League season, as big spending City needed to score twice in added time on the final day of the season to be crowned champions at local rivals United’s expense. Goals from Edin Dzeko and Sergio Aguero sealed a never-to-be-forgotten success. 12. Chelsea made their mark in 2005 – Jose Mourinho was in charge as Russian owner Roman Abramovich’s big spending helped bring the trophy to Stamford Bridge, ending a 50-year wait for Chelsea’s second top flight title. The champions finished the campaign with a record 95 points, suffering just one defeat and conceding a measly 15 goals. 20. Sir Alex Ferguson bowed out as United won the trophy yet again in 2013 – Title number 20 for United, and the last of Sir Alex Ferguson’s 13 Premier League trophies before he retired. The great Scot went out in a blaze of glory, thanks largely to the goals of big money signing Robin van Persie. 16. United achieved another hat-trick of titles in 2009 – Ronaldo’s final season in red, as Man United drew level with Liverpool’s all-time record of 18 top flight titles. 9. Arsenal interrupted United’s run of success in 2002 – Including a run of 13 successive wins, Arsenal wrapped up the title with victory at Old Trafford, to make it a league and FA Cup double. 23 10. United won it again in 2003 – After another titanic tussle with Arsenal, Man United claimed the trophy again. 23 23 23 17. Chelsea topped the pile in 2010 – The Blues thwarted United’s hopes of winning four in a row, as Italian manager Carlo Ancelotti led them to the club’s first league and FA Cup double. They also became the first club to score over 100 goals in the Premier League era. It looks very much like Leicester City will be crowned Premier League champions thanks to a remarkable campaign which sees them needing just one victory to guarantee top spot.The Foxes have three games remaining and lead second-place Tottenham Hotspur by seven points, as they bid to win the league for the first time in their history.Leicester first played in the top flight in 1908/09, when English football’s top division was governed by the Football League.In 1929 they finished runners up in Division One, just a point behind champions The Wednesday, but have mostly yo-yoed between the top two divisions since.Before this season, Leicester’s best top flight finish since 1929 had been seventh place in 1976, under the management of Jimmy Bloomfield.Now Italian manager Claudio Ranieri is carving his name into Foxes folklore, as Leicester aim to become the 24th different club to be crowned English champions.They will also become just the sixth club to claim the Premier League trophy, since the top flight was reorganised in 1992.Take a look at every Premier League trophy presentation, through the years, in our slideshow above. 23 23 18. Man United were back on top in 2011 – United’s record 19th top flight title, taking them clear of Liverpool. 1. Manchester United claimed the first Premier League crown in 1993 – to see fantastic photos of Premier League trophy presentations from down the years, click the arrow above, right – After 104 years of the Football League governing English football’s top division, the 1992/93 season marked the first staging of the FA Premier League, replacing the First Division as the – pun intended – premier competition. With it came a new trophy for the champions of England, lifted first by Manchester United, as the Red Devils ended a wait of 26 years since their last top flight success. 22. Chelsea were celebrating again in 2015 – Jose Mourinho was back at the Bridge to guide Chelsea to another title. 23 23 23 23 23 3. Blackburn Rovers were 1995 Premiership champions – When United won the first Premier League crown in 1993, Rovers were in their first season back among the elite, having claimed promotion to the top flight via the play-offs. Two years later, under the management of Kenny Dalglish, bankrolled by wealthy supporter-chairman Jack Walker, and boasting the firepower of Alan Shearer and British record signing Chris Sutton, Blackburn became champions for the first time in 81 years. last_img read more


first_imgDONEGAL singer Gráinne Gavigan thanked her fans today after she finished second in the final of the Glór Tíre country music singing competition on TG4 last night.The 18-year old Ardara singer, mentored by Lisa McHugh, gave a stunning performance in the final show broadcast from Galway.Supporters had been voting in their thousands for the teenager. Said Gráinne: “I was delighted to have reached the final and I would like to thank everyone who has voted for me throughout the competition. It was just amazing.”A spokeswoman for the show said: “We are very proud of our truly talented finalist Gráinne Gavigan. A dream to work with, to mentor and most of all to call a great friend.“You don’t have to win to be a winner or successful and I know this will definitely be the case for Grainne’s future!”  SINGER GRAINNE THANKS FANS AFTER FINISHING RUNNER-UP IN TG4 SHOW was last modified: April 18th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:SINGER GRAINNE THANKS FANS AFTER FINISHING RUNNER-UP IN TG4 SHOWlast_img read more

Belgium in thrilling fight back to knock Japan out of the World Cup

first_img 6 Extra-time looked likely but Belgium had other ideas.A brilliant counter-attack that started with Courtious and ended with Nacer Chadli tapping home in the final minute of second-half stoppage time after a brilliant dummy from Romelu Lukaku to seal a 3-2 win.STAR MAN – Marouane Fellaini Chadli taps in to send the Belgium fans delirious Tottenham Hotspur defender Vertonghen gave Belgium a crucial lifeline in the 69th minute.Under a high ball from the edge of the area Vertonghen impressively looped a header across the penalty area and into the far corner.Following further pressure, a header from substitute Marouane Fellaini made the score 2-2 in the 74th minute.Hazard impressively created space to cross from the left, and Fellaini jumped highest to nod Belgium level. Japan successfully resisted the superior Belgians, ensuring the game remained goalless at half-time.While posing a consistent threat, Roberto Martinez’s team struggled to deliver the final ball they required when on several occasions they could have taken the lead.Japan made an impressive start to the second half, scoring in the 48th minute through Genki Haraguchi to go 1-0 up.A swift counter-attack led to Haraguchi being sent one-on-one with Courtois, and he calmly finished first-time towards the bottom left corner.In the 52nd minute they doubled their lead through Takashi Inui’s second goal of the competition.From the edge of the area, the midfielder fired the ball into the bottom right corner and out of Courtois’ reach. The part played by Romelu Lukaku cannot be underplayed as well, his dummy gifted Chadli an easy opportunity. Roberto Martinez was stunned to see his side slip to a 2-0 deficit The underdogs produced an impressive display and were on course to spring a major shock as they took a 2-0 lead thanks to goals from Genki Haraguchi and Takashi Inui.However, Jan Vertonghen and Marouane Fellaini pulled Martinez’s men back from defeat and Chadli fired home a late winner.Belgium will now face Brazil in the quarter-final on Friday, while Japan must head home. Inui celebrates what he thought was the decisive goal Fellaini celebrates bringing the Belgians level center_img Belgium completed an incredible comeback with virtually the last kick of the game to send Japan out of the World Cup.Substitute Nacer Chadli came off the bench to round off a searing counter-attack and break the Japanese hearts in injury-time of a dramatic last 16 clash. Agony and ecstasy as the West Brom man sends Japan home 6 6 6 6 Love him or hate him, you cannot deny Marouane Fellaini is effective.After watching Spain dominate possession only to limp out on Sunday, Roberto Martinez clearly decided enough was enough and decided to go direct.It may not have been pretty, but the Manchester United midfielder dragged his country back into the game.His impressive showing against England on Thursday must mean he is in contention to start against Brazil on Friday.MOMENT OF THE MATCHAlthough Inui’s goal was breath-taking, the moment of this match was undoubtedly the counter-attack which won the game.Starting from the goalkeeper’s hands, the Belgians cut through the exhausted Japanese defence with ease to score a vital goal. 6last_img read more

Art centers approved for schools

first_imgSAUGUS – Performing arts centers will be built at Saugus and Canyon high schools under a $35 million plan approved by the Hart school board. The 594-seat centers, which will serve as models for the planned Castaic high school, were approved Wednesday night in a 3-0 vote by the board of the William S. Hart Union High School District. Members Dennis King and Patricia Hanrion were absent. Architect Fred Sweeney presented the plans to the board, noting they were the product of much discussion and scrutiny from teachers, administrators and the communities. “Each center is a piece of architecture that will make a statement,” he said. “It tells the community that performing arts are important.” Board member Gloria Mercado-Fortine expressed concerns that acoustics for the centers be done by experienced firms; Sweeney said that acoustic engineers responsible for the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza are already contracted for the project. Carol Rock, (661) 257-5252 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Rory Livingston, assistant superintendent of business services for the district, explained that existing theaters at other district campuses were examined and measured in order to offer parity in the new buildings. Initially, theater teachers had hoped for 20-foot-high proscenium arches, which would have added at least two extra stories to each building. “Over the summer, Mike Otavka and I toured campuses and measured each proscenium. There isn’t one in the district that is more than 14 feet high, which is what we’re recommending. The only 20-foot-high proscenium is at the new theater at College of the Canyons.” Livingston said that once the money was approved, an “optimistic” time frame for construction was three years. “The only hurdle we may have is with the Department of State Architect because there is some geological information they’ve been unable to locate for Canyon,” he said. “We’ve completed a series of soil studies, so it shouldn’t be too much of a problem.” He added that the projects would start at the schools concurrently and would wrap into modernization projects ongoing on both campuses. last_img read more