Latest: Sporting 0 Chelsea 1 – Blues closing in on victory in Lisbon

first_imgChelsea are on course for victory in their second Champions League game of the season thanks to Nemanja Matic’s superb looping header.But the Blues face a tough test to keep out a Sporting Lisbon side who are posing a far greater threat after being outclassed in the first half.Former Benfica midfielder Matic met a long, floated Cesc Fabregas cross at the back post and guided the ball into the far corner of the Sporting net soon after the half-hour mark.The lead was thoroughly deserved after a dominant opening by the Blues, who could easily have been three goals ahead by that point.Diego Costa, who started despite ongoing concerns about a hamstring injury, was denied an opener inside two minutes by a brilliant Rui Patricio block.And the Sporting goalkeeper made a fine save to thwart Andre Schurrle, who also missed a glorious chance after being teed up by the excellent Eden Hazard.Islam Slimani wasted the home side’s beat first-half chance, a downward header that was easily dealt with by Thibaut Courtois.But the Portuguese played with far greater purpose after the interval, with former Manchester United winger Nani at the heart of nearly all their best work.He curled one effort just wide and also hit the side netting after a fine move.But Chelsea were still creating – and missing – the best chances.Oscar poked an effort straight at the on-rushing Patricio when through on goal while Costa had a shot blocked.And Chelsea failed to make the most of several promising positions to seal victory as the game reached its final quarter.Chelsea (4-2-3-1): Courtois; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Filipe Luis; Matic, Fabregas; Schurrle, Oscar, Hazard; Diego Costa Subs: Cech, Azpilicueta, Zouma, Mikel, Salah, Willian, Remy.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Chelsea boss Conte does not fear the sack

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesBoss Antonio Conte said Chelsea’s “value” will be reflected by their league position at the end of the season and he is not concerned about being sacked if the Blues fail to qualify for the Champions League.The 3-1 home defeat against Tottenham saw Chelsea slip eight points adrift of Spurs and the top four.But the Italian, who won the Premier League title in his first season, said: “I am not worried. The club has to take the decision.“I am giving – and the players are giving – everything this season. But this season is going in this way and now we have to try to do our best until the end.“We must be realistic to understand that the teams ahead of us are going very fast. Today we had a great chance to close the gap but we lost the chance. We have to try to do our best in these seven games to do everything to make the Champions League.“The players are working very hard to try to have a good season but at the end we have to understand our value is this.“We created a lot of problems for Tottenham. The difference was Tottenham was very clinical. We are creating a lot of chances to score.“Today it was the same. We created many chances but scored only one goal.”See also:De Bruyne says he only spoke to Mourinho twice at ChelseaChelsea are Premier League’s second-highest spenders on agents Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebookby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksRecommended for youApartments for Sale | Search AdsApartments in Dubai Might Be Cheaper Than You ThinkApartments for Sale | Search AdsUndoDubai Hotels | Search AdsDubai Hotels Costs Might Amaze YouDubai Hotels | Search AdsUndoFood World Magazine15 Fruits that Burn Fat Like CrazyFood World MagazineUndoProperty Investment | Search AdsDubai Real Estate Investment Properties May Surprise YouProperty Investment | Search AdsUndogamersrack.com15 Hilarious Cats Who Can Make You Laugh Guaranteed Don’t Blow Your Mind When See Last One!gamersrack.comUndoTop Journey Mag15 Things Men Should Never Wear While FlyingTop Journey MagUndoFitness Engage10 Vitamins You Need to Take to Stay FitFitness EngageUndoKingdom Of Men20 Classic Muscle Cars That We All CravedKingdom Of MenUndolast_img read more

If you thought Ron Burgundy was a hoot as a TV anchor, wait til you hear him call hockey

first_imgBurgundy/Ferrell (it’s difficult to know where the actor … CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the video on a mobile deviceIn the most inspired innovation to hit televised hockey since Fox slapped cartoon comet tails on the puck, Ron Burgundy served as a celebrity analyst on Thursday night’s clash between the Los Angeles Kings and San Jose Sharks.Burgundy, for the uninitiated, is a movie character — to be more precise, a witless TV anchorman — portrayed by Will Ferrell.last_img

Eyes on the prize

first_imgPocari Sweat, BaliPure start title duel MOST READ SPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe nearest an NBA champion has come to playoff perfection was the 2000-01 Los Angeles Lakers, who went 15-1. Led by Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal, the team lost only its finals opener to Philadelphia.And the Warriors made history but got burned last year, when they won a record of 73 regular-season games and took a 3-1 lead over Cleveland in the finals only to lose after the Cavaliers made the greatest comeback in NBA Finals history. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next No team has ever rallied from 3-0 down to win in 126 NBA playoff series, but Thompson says locking up the title means more than completing a playoff sweep.“We still remember what happened last year. It’s fresh in our minds,” Thompson said. “It doesn’t matter until we get that 16th one.“It’s very impressive, though. It’s something we pride ourselves on, just our consistency this postseason and not getting down on ourselves, not feeling ourselves too much when we’ve been winning, but still staying hungry and on course.”Cavaliers guard JR Smith would enjoy shattering the perfect playoff run.“I would love to put a dent in that record,” he said. “I don’t really focus on it too much. That’s really for them, whether they get the record or they don’t.” —AFPADVERTISEMENT 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games View comments “It would be great to own a piece of history,” Warriors guard Klay Thompson said. “Just because 16-0 means we’re champs. It wasn’t a goal of ours to start the postseason; but now that’s it’s attainable, we have our eyes set on it.“All we have to do is come out with great focus and play as hard as we can and we should be in a position to win.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken What ‘missteps’? Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) celebrates with teammates after the Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 118-113 in Game 3 of basketball’s NBA Finals in Cleveland, Wednesday, June 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)CLEVELAND—Forgive the Golden State Warriors if they stubbornly focus on winning the NBA crown instead of the chance they become the first champion with an undefeated playoff charge.The Warriors lead the best-of-seven NBA Finals 3-0 entering game four Friday at Cleveland and have won 15 consecutive playoff games, the longest streak in North American major pro sports history.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chickenlast_img read more

9 days agoEx-Liverpool defender Enrique: Man Utd clash always biggest

first_imgEx-Liverpool defender Enrique: Man Utd clash always biggestby Paul Vegas9 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Liverpool defender Jose Enrique insists facing Manchester United is always the biggest game of the season.Liverpool sit top of the Premier League and United in 12th. But Enrique told Sky Sports: “It is and it still is even if United is not doing as well now.“For the players, for the fans, it is still the biggest game. Even Liverpool’s rivalry with City, even with the way they are doing… The rivalry between United and Liverpool is different.“The preparation is the same. The only thing when you play this game is in your mind you are more nervous than other games – that is obvious.“It’s another game, it’s three points more, but for the fans and the players it means more. So if you win it, you have a good night after the game!” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Conservatives call for emergency meeting after PMO SNCLavalin report

first_imgOTTAWA (NEWS 1130) – The federal opposition is calling for an emergency committee meeting to investigate allegations the Prime Minister’s Office may have tried to politically interfere with criminal proceedings against Quebec engineering firm SNC-Lavalin.Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer says the explanations from the prime minister and his team in the wake of the allegations, reported in the Globe and Mail, simply aren’t good enough.That’s why he says his party will request an emergency Justice Committee Meeting to call witnesses and get answers.“This matter strikes at the very heart of our rule of law and calls into serious question the ethics and conduct of those at the highest level,” he said.Conservative Leader @AndrewScheer says his party is exploring legal avenues if Liberals try to block an attempt to launch a Justice committee investigation #cdnpoli— Cormac Mac Sweeney (@cmaconthehill) February 8, 2019He is also warning the Liberals not to block the efforts for a meeting.“If the Liberals vote this down, it is quite clear that there is a cover up going on,” he added.The Conservatives want to call witnesses such as former Justice Minister @Puglaas, current Justice Minister @DavidLametti, and top PMO Officials. #cdnpoli— Cormac Mac Sweeney (@cmaconthehill) February 8, 2019Scheer says he supports an NDP call for an investigation, noting the Canadian Civil Liberties Association is calling for a criminal investigation.Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh has said the prime minister should have nothing to fear from an independent investigation by the federal ethics commissioner if, as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau insists, the allegations are not true.“All this cries out for some serious investigation,” Singh said in a telephone interview with the Canadian Press. “At the end of the day, Canadians deserve to have a government on their side, on the side of justice, not on the side of a multinational corporation.”The New Democrats have since officially requested an investigation from the Ethic’s Commissioner.He noted the timeline of events is suspicious.SNC-Lavalin was charged in 2015 by the RCMP and openly called for a remediation agreement to avoid damaging the company, a major employer in Quebec. After lobbying by the company of government officials, including those in the PMO, the government included in its 2018 budget a Criminal Code amendment to allow such agreements to be negotiated in cases of corporate crime, as is done in the United States and the United Kingdom.The Globe reports top officials in the Prime Minister’s Office tried to pressure then-Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould to drop criminal prosecution against the company.In a brief statement to the media, Wilson-Raybould — who is now the Veterans Affairs Minister — says she can’t discuss the matter because she is bound by solicitor-client privilege.Meantime, the parliamentary secretary to justice has offered the most sweeping denial yet from the Trudeau government.“At no point has the current minister of justice, or the former minister of justice, been pressured or directed,” Arif Virani said.NEW: Former Justice Minister @Puglaas has released a short statement on the SNC/PMO influence story. “As the former Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, I am bound by solicitor-client privilege in this matter.” #cdnpoli— Cormac Mac Sweeney (@cmaconthehill) February 8, 2019last_img read more

Search Warrant Leads to Drug Seizure and Arrests

first_imgDuring the investigation, four adult males and three adult females were arrested.All seven persons were released without charge at this time, pending further investigation and charge approval from the Federal Prosecution Service of Canada.In a release, the RCMP say this is a significant disruption to drug trafficking in the community.  The Prince George RCMP is committed to enforcement and prevention initiatives that combat the possession and sale of drugs in the community.If you have any information about illegal drug activity in the Prince George area, please contact the Prince George RCMP at (250)561-3300 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1(800)222-8477 or online at PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. – The Prince George RCMP’s Street Crew Unit with theassistance of the North District RCMP’s Emergency Response Team, executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act search warrant at a residence on Isle Pierre Road, approximately 30 kilometres west of Prince George on Wednesday, November 21.Police say approximately 1.5 kilograms of what they believe to be methamphetamine and 1 kilogram of what they think to be cocaine was located in the residence along with cash, drug trafficking paraphernalia and a loaded firearm.The street value of the drugs was estimated to be more than $50,000.last_img read more

US jury tells JJ to pay 29 mn in talc cancer trial

first_imgCalifornia: A California jury on Wednesday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $29 million to a woman who said that asbestos in the company’s talcum-powder-based products, including Johnson’s Baby Powder, caused her mesothelioma. The verdict, in California Superior Court in Oakland, marks the latest defeat for the healthcare conglomerate, which faces more than 13,000 talc-related lawsuits nationwide. J&J said it was disappointed with the verdict and would appeal, citing “serious procedural and evidentiary errors” in the course of the trial. The New Brunswick, New Jersey-based company denies that its talc causes cancer, saying numerous studies and tests by regulators worldwide have shown that its talc is safe and asbestos-free.last_img

SC asks EC to decide by May 6 complaints against PM Modi

first_imgNEW DELHI: The Supreme Court Thursday directed the Election Commission to decide by May 6 nine complaints of the Congress party alleging MCC violations by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah.The poll panel told a bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi that it has already decided on two out of the 11 complaints which were filed by the Congress party against Modi and Shah for alleged violation of the Model Code of Conduct. Senior advocate, Abhishek Manu Singhvi, appearing for Congress Lok Sabha MP Sushmita Dev, who has filed a petition in the apex court on the issue, said that they had given 11 representations to EC against the duo, but it has decided on only two. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange framework”The Election Commission shall decide the remaining representations of the petitioners before we hear the matter again on Monday (May 6),” said the bench also comprising Justices Deepak Gupta and Sanjiv Khanna. The poll panel has given a clean chit to PM Modi for three of his speeches. In her plea, Dev has alleged that “inaction” by EC on complaints against top BJP leaders was “a sign of invidious discrimination” as also “arbitrary, capricious and impermissible” as it was destructive of the integrity of the electoral process. It has been alleged that BJP leaders have been violating MCC during the last four weeks and the EC has not taken any decisions on as many as 40 complaints of Congress party. In a related development, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi’s recent remarks, tagging BJP chief Amit Shah a murder-accused at an election campaign, was not a violation of Model Code of Conduct (MCC), the Election Commission said here on Thursday. See P7last_img read more

MEA refuses to share details on extradition of Mallya Nirav Modi

first_imgNew Delhi: The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has refused to share details on the extradition of fugitive businessmen Vijay Mallya and Nirav Modi, citing an RTI clause that bars disclosure of information which would “impede the process of prosecution of offenders”.In a reply to an RTI query, it said requests for extradition of Mallya and Modi have been sent to the UK government. “They are under the consideration of the concerned UK authorities. Copy of communications in this regard may not be provided under Section 8 (1) (h) of Right to Information (RTI) Act,” the ministry said in response to the application filed by this PTI journalist. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra SinghThe section bars disclosure of “information which would impede the process of investigation or apprehension or prosecution of offenders”. Embattled liquor tycoon Mallya is out on bail in the UK. The former Kingfisher Airlines’ boss is wanted in India to face charges of fraud and money laundering amounting to Rs 9,000 crore. India’s request to extradite Mallya was approved by UK home secretary in February this year. He has appealed against his extradition order, a hearing for which is now scheduled in the UK High Court on July 2. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroadFugitive diamontaire Nirav Modi is also contesting extradition proceedings in London. He has been denied bail for the third time in his extradition case to India to face charges in the Punjab National Bank fraud and money laundering case amounting to up to USD 2 billion and will continue to be lodged in a London jail described by his lawyers as “unliveable”. He has been lodged in the prison since his arrest in March this year. India’s investigating agencies — the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) — are looking into these high profile corruption cases involving Mallya and Modi. In a reply to another RTI query, the Ministry of External Affairs said 132 extradition requests were forwarded to foreign governments in the last four years. “Details may not be provided under Section 8 (1) (h) of RTI Act,” it said, when asked to provide details of offenders and copy of communications to the foreign governments.last_img read more