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Dec 102017
 
Rooney scores from the spot as Merseyside derby ends 1-1

Everton captain Wayne Rooney equalised from the penalty spot in a Merseyside derby that ended 1-1 at Anfield on Sunday and left Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp fuming.With the snow swirling, Rooney stepped up in the 77th-minute and sent the ball straight down the middle. It was his first goal in a match between two of English football’s greatest rivals.Mohamed Salah earlier fired Liverpool ahead with a 42nd-minute stunner that sent the Egyptian clear of Tottenham Hotspur’s England striker Harry Kane as the league’s top marksman with 13 goals this season.Liverpool stayed fourth with 30 points, 13 adrift of leaders Manchester City who were playing later at second-placed Manchester United.Chelsea are third on 32 with Sam Allardyce’s Everton moving up to 10th.While Salah’s goal was a breathtaking effort, the penalty left Klopp far from speechless with the German taking issue with the referee’s decision after Dejan Lovren was adjudged to have pushed Dominic Calvert-Lewin in the back.Lovren was still protesting with officials after the final whistle while Klopp argued with a Sky Sports television interviewer.Asked what he had said to the referee, Klopp replied: “That I don’t understand what he’s doing. That’s what I said. I didn’t use one swearing word.”The German, who defended his decision to take off Salah with 22 minutes remaining, refused to accept it had been a penalty and said his side had been the only ones trying to win.“The other team was not even in our box, I don’t know if they had a shot on [Read More…]

Dec 102017
 
Clean sweep for Pakistani women at powerlifting competition

Sybil Sohail (Left) and Twinkle Sohail (R) at the airport before leaving for the Oceania Pacific Powerlifting Championship in Singapore. Photo: Faces of Pakistan/Facebook SINGAPORE: Three Pakistani female powerlifters, Saniha Ghafoor, Twinkle Sohail and Sybil Sohail, clean sweeped their respective categories during the Oceania Pacific Powerlifting Championship. Sybil won four gold medals in the 47kilogramme category for squat, bench press, deadlift, and total weight Sunday morning. Photo: Geo News screen grab1Sybil won four gold medals in the 47kilogramme category for squat, bench press, deadlift, and total weight Sunday morning.On Saturday, Saniha and Twinkle had won four gold medals each in 57kg category and 72kg category.Saniha lifted an aggregate weight of 280kg; 115kg during squat, 55kg during bench press, 110kg during deadlift. Saniha lifted an aggregate weight of 280kg; 115kg during squat, 55kg during bench press, 110kg during deadlift. Photo: Geo News screen grab3The event is being held in Park Avenue Convention Centre in Singapore.Other Pakistani powerlifters competing in the event include Rabbia Razzaq (84kg), Muhammad Ahmad Khan (105kg), Syed Nadeem Hashmi (105kg), Mahmood Heera (120kg) and manager Mohammad Rashed Mallik.The Oceania Pacific Powerlifting Championship is being held in Singapore till today.  The event started on December 7.  [embed_video1 url=http://stream.jeem.tv/vod/7d90a97778fca5c68733c4088d9d9a73.mp4/playlist.m3u8?wmsAuthSign=c2VydmVyX3RpbWU9MTIvMTAvMjAxNyA1OjU3OjMzIEFNJmhhc2hfdmFsdWU9SmEzVkJvY201OG5pVU9CY29iOUdDUT09JnZhbGlkbWludXRlcz02MCZpZD0x style=center] Click for detailed story

Dec 092017
 
Zidane praises Ronaldo after 'perfect week' for the Portuguese

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said people write off Cristiano Ronaldo at their peril after the Portuguese forward struck twice in the 5-0 drubbing of Sevilla on Saturday as the La Liga champions and their prolific scorer roared back to life.Ronaldo has been widely criticised in Spain for his domestic form this season and before the game with Sevilla he had only scored twice in the league, his lacklustre form mirroring Real’s feeble defence of the title they won so convincingly last May.Ronaldo was crowned world player of the year for a joint-record fifth time on Thursday and showed off his shiny Ballon d‘Or trophy on the Bernabeu pitch before kick off and when the game began he appeared to have an extra spring in his step.He latched onto a through ball from Marco Asensio to confidently sidefoot the ball inside the near corner to score Real’s second goal midway through the first half and then powered home the third from the penalty spot, his shot bouncing under Sevilla goalkeeper Sergio Rico.“It has been a perfect week for him and I hope he continues at this pace, although I already said you have to be careful with him,” Zidane told a news conference.Ronaldo also scored in Real’s 3-2 win over Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday to become the first player ever to score in all six Champions League group games in one season.“I don’t say that for no reason, I know him well and I see how ambitious he is every [Read More…]

Dec 092017
 
Kane scores twice as Spurs thrash Stoke

Tottenham Hotspur emerged from their recent slump to demolish Stoke City 5-1 at Wembley in the Premier League on Saturday and continue a run of handsome victories over Mark Hughes’s side.One win in five games had dropped Tottenham out of the title race, and out of the top four, but once Ryan Shawcross’s first-half own goal had given them the lead they proved unstoppable.Tottenham have scored 17 goals and conceded one in their last four meetings with Stoke and are the first English top-flight side to win four consecutive matches against the same club by a four-goal margin.Mauricio Pochettino’s team had found goals hard to come by at their temporary Wembley home in this campaign, especially against teams they brushed aside with ease last season, but Stoke again proved compliant opposition.Four goals arrived in a flurry after halftime with the impressive Son Heung-min slotting in after 53 minutes and Harry Kane, guilty of missing an earlier sitter, making it 3-0 with a thumping header.Kane side-footed his second in the 65th minute to take his tally to 18 in all competitions this season before Christian Eriksen weighed in with Tottenham’s fifth, following a Son pass.Kane has now scored 33 Premier League goals in the calendar year with four games left, three short of the record set by Alan Shearer in 1995.Shawcross managed to score at the right end to give Stoke a consolation goal but it could not disguise a feeble effort.“The most important thing today was the victory, that we [Read More…]

Dec 092017
 
Chelsea stunned by West Ham, Tottenham return to form

Chelsea’s hopes of retaining the Premier League title suffered a severe blow as West Ham United upset the form book to win the London derby 1-0 on Saturday and give David Moyes his first victory since taking over as manager.Marko Arnautovic’s early goal and a gritty rearguard action by the Hammers inflicted a first league defeat in eight games on third-placed Chelsea who are 11 points behind leaders Manchester City ahead of their game against second-placed Manchester United on Sunday.Tottenham Hotspur returned to form with a first win in five league games, thrashing Stoke City 5-1 with Harry Kane scoring twice as Spurs moved back into fifth place.Burnley are level on 28 points with Tottenham and Arsenal after beating 10-man Watford 1-0 at a wintry Turf Moor thanks to Scott Arfield’s goal on the stroke of halftime.Watford were reduced to 10 men from the 39th minute after Marvin Zeegelaar was shown a straight red for a wild tackle.Christian Benteke missed a stoppage-time penalty that would have given Crystal Palace victory over Bournemouth but they had to be content with a 2-2 draw as Jermain Defoe scored twice for the visitors at Selhurst Park.Swansea City climbed off the bottom, above Palace, with a 1-0 home victory over West Bromwich Albion that ended a near two-month run without a victory.With West Ham and Swansea winning only six points separate the bottom nine clubs with West Ham only in the bottom three because of an inferior goal difference to West Brom.Huddersfield Town ended [Read More…]

Dec 092017
 
Ronaldo at the double as Real blow away Sevilla

Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo scores their second goal in the match against Sevilla in Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain, December 9, 2017. REUTERS/Javier BarbanchoMADRID: Cristiano Ronaldo celebrated his fifth Ballon d‘Or award by scoring twice for the first time in a La Liga game this season as champions Real Madrid swept to a 5-0 rout of Sevilla on Saturday to move within five points of leaders Barcelona.Real faced a crisis in defence with Raphael Varane, captain Sergio Ramos, Dani Carvajal, and holding midfielder Casemiro unavailable but Zinedine Zidane’s side produced a lethal attacking display, scoring all their goals before halftime.Nacho Fernandez cashed in on a woeful attempted clearance from the visitors following a corner to put Real ahead in the third minute. Ronaldo side-footed home a through ball from Marco Asensio to score the second in the 23rd.Ronaldo, who had paraded his joint-record five Ballon d‘Or trophies on the Santiago Bernabeu pitch before kick-off, thumped in the third from the penalty spot, his kick proving too powerful for visiting goalkeeper Sergio Rico.Toni Kroos scored the most impressive goal of the game by charging forward from his own half and playing a wall pass with Lucas Vazquez before stroking the ball beyond Rico, while 18-year-old Achraf Hakimi notched his first goal for Real to complete another lethal breakaway.Real coach Zidane said he was delighted with his side’s performance, especially after last week’s goalless draw at Athletic Bilbao.“It has been a great day for us, above all because we won and scored a [Read More…]

Dec 092017
 
Mohammad Asif claims double standards by PCB in dealing with spot-fixing trio

KARACHI: Pakistan’s fast bowler Mohammad Asif has blamed the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for double-standards in dealing with players who were banned for spot-fixing in 2010.Asif, along with Salman Butt and Mohammad Amir, was banned for five years by the ICC after he was caught bowling a pre-panned no-ball during a sting operation conducted by a UK media house.Off the three, only Aamir has been able to make a comeback to international cricket after serving his ban. The two others are still waiting for their opportunities.“Double standards in the policy (towards the trio) is obvious, he (Mohammad Aamir) was quickly added to the team and we are still waiting for a chance. At least, call us to the camp and see if we are capable of doing something,” he said.The fast bowler said that he is playing highest level cricket in Pakistan and performing well.“I deserve a chance for my performance,” he said.Asif added that if he was given a chance, he’ll make everyone forget his past with his performance in the team.“If people can pardon Mohammad Aamir, then why I or Salman can’t,” asked Asif.“If given a chance, I will try to make people pardon me with my performance. I am sure if I can deliver, people will also accept me,” he added.The fast bowler, who will turn 35 on December 20, added that he still feels the same as he did in 2010 and finds himself fit enough to achieve the fitness level set by PCB.Asif added that [Read More…]

Dec 092017
 
What made the PCB change its mind on the T-Ten league?

[embed_video1 url=http://stream.jeem.tv/vod/574f66ee624dfb810b1bdc33bc30e5b5.mp4/playlist.m3u8?wmsAuthSign=c2VydmVyX3RpbWU9MTIvOS8yMDE3IDU6MjA6MjYgUE0maGFzaF92YWx1ZT1SSzlYK2NZY3BBeHNseUFUN0p6UEZRPT0mdmFsaWRtaW51dGVzPTYwJmlkPTE= style=center] KARACHI: The confession by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) that it took a fee of $400,000 from the organisers of the T-Ten League has raised several questions on the board’s competency to deal with the matter.PCB, in an earlier statement, had said that the fees was taken from the organisers of the league for releasing centrally contracted players for the four-day event.“The PCB has taken a fee of US $400,000 from the league to allow only ten of its centrally contracted players to participate in it. This money is being spent on game development in the country,” PCB had stated on Thursday. Controversial T-Ten League under control of Indian owners, documents reveal License issued by Sharjah authorities to operate the league next month mentions Nawab Shahtaj Shaji ul Mulk, an Indian, as the owner This confession by PCB has raised several questions.On what basis did the PCB calculate the value of the centrally contracted players as US$400,000?Under which law and which process did the PCB seek money from a private party for releasing players?Does the PCB have any legal or moral right on the players’ personal appearance rights?Will the PCB opt for the same procedure of demanding fees from leagues to release players every time? Or this was only for favouring the controversial T-Ten league?And lastly, will the PCB release its player to any private party for future events after setting this precedent? Former cricketers critical of PCB’s decision on T-10 league Former cricketers expressed their reservations [Read More…]

Dec 092017
 
Pakistani weightlifters win gold in Oceania-Pacific Powerlifting Championship

MUSCAT: Two Pakistan weightlifters, Saniha Ghafoor and Twinkle Sohail, secured four gold medals in the Oceania-Pacific Powerlifting Championship 2017.The two contested in the 57 and 72kg squat, bench-press and dead-lift events. Saniha achieved the gold in the 57kg squat event and showed brilliant performance in bench-press and dead-lift events. She has been invited by the Australian Powerlifting Federation for a three-month training program sponsored by the Australian Sports Commission in Melbourne. Asian gold medalist from 2015, Twinkle Sohail, repeated her previous performance and won four gold medals in the championship. In the men’s event, Syed Nadeem Hashmi competed in the 105kg category and won a gold medal, while Mohammad Ahmed Khan secured a gold in the 120kg sub-junior category. Mahmood Heera also won a gold medal in the 120kg Masters-1 category.  Click for detailed story

Dec 092017
 
Pakistan's female powerlifters bag gold in international competition

Pakistan’s powerlifter Saniha Ghafoor secured four gold medals in the 57-kilogramme category during the Oceania Pacific Powerlifting Championship. Photo: Geo News screen grab1SINGAPORE: Pakistani female powerlifters Saniha Ghafoor and Twinkle Sohail cleaned sweeped their respective categories during the Oceania Pacific Powerlifting Championship Saturday morning.Saniha won four medals in the 57kg category for squat, bench press, deadlift, and total weight.  Pakistani female powerlifter lifts expectationsShe has also won a Silver medal for Pakistan in an international powerlifting competition The powerlifter lifted an aggregate weight of 280kg; 115kg during squat, 55kg during bench press, 110kg during deadlift.On the other hand, Twinkle Sohail secured four gold medals in the 72kg category. The event is being held in Park Avenue Convention Centre in Singapore.Other Pakistani powerlifters competing in the event include Sybil Sohail (47kg), Rabbia Razzaq (84kg), Muhammad Ahmad Khan (105kg), Syed Nadeem Hashmi (105kg), Mahmood Heera (120kg) and manager Mohammad Rashed Mallik.The Oceania Pacific Powerlifting Championship is being held in Singapore till December 10 (Sunday). The event started on December 7. In 2015, Twinkle Sohail won a gold medal in the Asian Bench-Press Powerlifting Championship, which was held in Muscat, Oman. Click for detailed story

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