The Premier League teams ineptitude index 2018-19

Its awards time for the most incompetent teams in the Premier League, from those who cant take throw-ins to others who revel in needless yellow cards Welcome to the Guardians fifth annual index of ineptitude, a catalogue of calamity, a prospectus of the piss-poor. As each season draws to a close, the best moments, players and teams of the year are all charted, celebrated and cheered. Which means that what comprises most of the rest of the Premier League experience is missed. So here is a (not always serious) commemoration of cackhandedness: heres where to cheer goalkeepers who help the opposition, those who cant score from 12 yards, players given cards for removing their shirts, and professionals who cant even …

I’m glad Tiger won the Masters, I just wish he stood up for the black community | Etan Thomas

Tigers rejection of our community, like OJ Simpson before him, comes with a price. Black people can and do revel in the meaning of his extraordinary triumph, but were not cheering him Michael Jordan called it the win his first major title in over a decade at Augusta National Golf Club. You may not have a pulse if you didnt feel at least a little warm inside as Tiger passionately embraced his son behind the 18th green, a scene reminiscent of the bear hug that he shared with his late father Earl Woods after winning the Masters for the first time back in 1997. As a father, I can honestly say that it almost made my allergies start acting up. …

Kentucky Derby ‘wide open,’ says champion trainer Bob Baffert

(CNN)He’s targeting a record-equaling sixth Kentucky Derby win, but champion trainer Bob Baffert believes the Churchill Downs showpiece is “wide open” this year. View this post on Instagram “Game Winner was a champion two-year-old, but I don’t know how the weather is going to affect him — he comes from off the pace and might have some traffic problems. “I love Roadster, but he’s got to prove something, he’s lightly raced; and Improbable, if he doesn’t get too excited — they have to handle crowds — the way he’s been training he loves this track but he needs to break [out of the stalls]. “One day I like one and then I’ll change my mind. I think Improbable, we don’t …

Liverpool marks 30 years since Hillsborough disaster

(CNN)Liverpool fell silent Monday to mark the 30th anniversary of the Hillsborough stadium disaster — where 96 fans lost their lives. A memorial service was held at the city’s cathedral and flags across Liverpool were flown at half-mast. The bells of the Town Hall also tolled 96 times to remember those lost in the tragedy. Liverpool’s football stadium, Anfield, did not be host a public memorial service this year due to ongoing proceedings relating to a possible retrial. However, the Kop — Anfield’s iconic stand — was open to fans between 1-4pm GMT, offering a chance for reflection. READ: Mohamed Salah wonder goal sees Liverpool sink Chelsea Earlier this month, a jury was unable to reach a verdict on charges …

Manchester United stars may look to exit if club misses out on top four

Paul Pogba, David de Gea and Romelu Lukaku could leave Manchester United if the club fail to qualify for the Champions League David de Gea, Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku will all consider their futures if Manchester United fail to qualify for the Champions League. Uniteds The ended in mid-December. Solskjr has so far done much to improve morale but some players are still recovering from the impact of Mourinhos management. Solskjr warned last week that some players needed a reality check and the performance at Everton will have confirmed the view. Solskjr identified Anthony Martial as one player he had spoken to, yet the Frenchman was among those who lacked commitment at Goodison. reported by Original Article : HERE …

Leeds let Aston Villa equalise and hand promotion to Sheffield United

Leeds allowed Aston Villa to score a bizarre equaliser after scoring themselves when a Villa player was down injured in a 1-1 draw at Elland Road that confirmed Sheffield Uniteds promotion to the Premier League A spirit of fair play ultimately, and perhaps a little begrudgingly, trumped a ruthless win-at-all-costs mentality but, for several insane second-half minutes, anarchy prevailed in West Yorkshire. As Leeds Uniteds Mateusz Klich curled a highly opportunistic 72nd-minute goal beyond Jed Steer all hell broke loose. At the time Aston Villas Jonathan Kodjia was down injured after being fouled and his teammates had asked for the ball to be put out of play. When Tyler Roberts passed up the chance to do so and, instead, put …

Pita Taufatofua, known as the shirtless Tongan, is aiming for his 3rd Olympics in 2020 — this time in 2 sports

(CNN)Pita Taufatofua, the Tongan man who gained immediate fame when he went shirtless during the Parade of Nations in the past two Olympics, is aiming to qualify for the 2020 Summer Games in Tokyo. Taufatofua represented Tonga in taekwondo at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro and in cross-country skiing at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics in 2018. What made him go viral, though, were the images of him at the 2016 opening ceremony, shirtless, oiled up and wearing a traditional Tongan mat around his waist while waving his country’s flag. In South Korea, braving the cold, Taufatofua did it again. Taufatofua said he added kayaking to his training as a nod to his ancestors, as well as attention …

Paralympics GB stunned after Yokohama hotels demand payment for accessibility

Hotels near Paralympics GB training camp for 2020 Games demanded they pay to make rooms accessible for wheelchair athletes and again to convert them back afterwards British Paralympic officials say they were left stunned when hotels near their training camp for the 2020 Games demanded they pay to make rooms accessible for wheelchair athletes and then pay again to convert them back afterwards. One senior figure said there had been a total lack of interest from hotels they had contacted in Yokohama when it came to helping the British Paralympic team, who will make their final preparations in the city for Tokyo 2020. Another source said the problem had been a huge headache for more than 18 months. What has …

Mo Farah: My worst trait? Being ruthless’

The Olympic champion on professional regrets and the joy of baggage carousels Born in Somalia, Farah, 36, came to Britain at the age of eight. At the 2012 London Olympics, he won the 10,000m and the 5,000m; four years later, in Rio, he successfully defended both titles. In 2017, after winning his sixth World Championships gold medal, he switched to marathon events. He is running the London Marathon on Sunday, wearing the Nike Zoom X Vaporfly NEXT% shoe. He is married with four children and lives in London. What is your earliest memory? As an eight-year-old, turning up in the UK was incredible: getting off at Heathrow and seeing the baggage moving round, getting excited about my new life. What …

NCAA men’s Final Four: Virginia, Texas Tech advance to the title game

(CNN)Virginia’s redemption tour isn’t finished yet. And for Texas Tech, their greatness may just be beginning. “Why not us?” Texas Tech head coach Chris Beard said. “We’ve got good players. We’ve got a great university. We play in arguably the best league in the country. We won the Big 12 regular season title. We’re a good team. We’ve got good players. I think we deserve to be here.” The men’s championship is Monday at 9 p.m. ET. It will be the first meeting between the two programs, and neither team has won a national title. Controversial ending Virginia’s win was far from assured. Auburn had a 62-60 lead with 1.5 seconds left. But Virginia’s Kyle Guy was fouled by Auburn’s …

Pele recovering after kidney stone procedure in Brazil

(CNN)Soccer legend Pel is recovering after a procedure in Brazil to remove kidney stones, doctors said Saturday, according to state-run Agencia Brasil. Known as “The Black Pearl” and simply “The King,” Pelé is one of the best-known names in all of sports, and the only soccer player in history to have won three World Cups. He burst onto the scene as a teenager, helping lead his native Brazil to the 1958 World Cup championship. Pele went on to star on two other World Cup title teams, in 1962 and 1970, in addition to having a breakthrough career with the Brazilian club Santos and later with the New York Cosmos of the now-defunct North American Soccer League. Even after retiring from …

Magic Johnson leaves Lakers front office job

(CNN)Magic Johnson, the beloved former point guard behind five world titles for the Los Angeles Lakers, announced Tuesday night he was quitting as the team’s president of basketball operations. The Lakers released a statement following Johnson’s announcement. The team said it was “deeply grateful to Magic” for all he has done as “a player, an ambassador and an executive.” The Lakers will work “in a measured and methodical fashion to make the right moves for the future of our organization,” the statement said. “We thank (Johnson) for his work these past two years as our President of Basketball Operations and wish him, Cookie, Andre, EJ and Elisa all the best with their next steps,” the statement said. “He will always …

Newcastle all but safe thanks to Ayoze Prezs header at Leicester

Newcastle United took a big step towards Premier League safety after Ayoze Prezs header gave them a 1-0 win at Leicester Rafael Bentez wrote the script and Brendan Rodgers had no answer to it. This was a textbook away win for Newcastle and it means, barring a freakish series of results, that they will finish above the Premier Leagues relegation places for a second season in a row. Bentez aims higher than that and wants pledges of investment from the clubs owner, Mike Ashley, before committing his future to Newcastle. But here, at least, Bentez and his team celebrated a deserved win, sealed by Ayoze Prezs first-half header. Leicester remain seventh but their European ambitions were damaged by this defeat, …

Pep Guardiola last won a big European away game in 2011. Is he overthinking? | Jonathan Wilson

Manchester Citys defeat at Tottenham took his run without a quarter- or semi-final victory to 10. It feels like more than a blip Eight years ago Pepe was sent off and Lionel Messi scored two goals, one of them brilliant, as Manchester Citys 1-0 defeat at Tottenham on Tuesday was the 10th straight away game in the Champions League quarter- or semi-final that Guardiola has failed to win. A skim down the list shows a range of games. Draws at Milan with Bara in 2012 or at Manchester United with Bayern in 2014 were good results. Nobody was initially concerned by what were widely seen as unfortunate 1-0 defeats by Chelsea and Real Madrid in the following round in those …

Sons solo effort secures win for Spurs after Lloris saves Man City penalty

Son Heung-mins solo effort secures a Champions League quarter-final first-leg win for Tottenham after Sergio Ageros controversial early penalty is saved It was the kind of epic night for which this stadium was built and by the time the match was all done, with the victorious players of Tottenham celebrating in the centre-circle and Mauricio Pochettino striding on to the pitch to join them, it felt like their regal new home had already created its first golden memories. The supporters will certainly cherish Son Heung-mins contribution if it is the platform for Spurs to eliminate the Premier League champions when the sides renew acquaintances in Manchester next Wednesday. Sons goal dramatically changed the complexion of this two-leg tie, but that …

NBA and Kings open investigation into Luke Walton sexual assault allegations

The NBA and Sacramento Kings have launched a joint investigation into allegations Luke Walton sexually assaulted a woman in 2014 The NBA and Sacramento Kings have launched a joint investigation into Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific