McGuinness, Eagles ready to fly in A North basketball

first_img Meghan McGuinness has decided on a college basketball career at Niagara University and now is concentrating on leading a Middletown South team spotted with inexperienced players on the roster. The Eagles begin play this week with a 2-1 record. “I think we’ll have a really good team for this year,” said McGuinness. “I think we’ll be a lot faster and we’ll be playing four guards at times.” “We’re getting there, but the learning curve is big. But we’ll be ready to roll once the ball goes up,” said coach Tom Brennan. “There’s not too much offense [schemes]. It’s simple but a read-based offense. The freshmen on the team last year are starting to get the concepts, and this year’s freshmen are struggling. Defensively, we’re always predominantly manto man, but we’ll try to push tempo and get more offense out of our defense. Well press a little more and shorten the rotation so they can get out more often for a little bit.” McGuinness, a 5-10 guard, made her college decision last month after narrowing it down to Niagara and another school in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference — upstate New York neighbor Canisius. She officially visited the two schools that also offered the first scholarship packages. McGuinness averaged 16.6 points, six rebounds and three assists per game on a 19-6 team that lost in the NJSIAA Central Jersey Group IV finals for the second straight year to Neptune and was bounced from the Shore Conference Tournament quarterfinals by St. John Vianney. “It was a really tough decision, but I bonded with the coaches,” said McGuinness. “Once I saw the campus, it was easier to decide.” “It was her comfort level with the coaching staff,” said Brennan. “It’s not far, but not close. It’s a great school with a strong math program, which is good for her.” Brennan said McGuinness should have a chance to play “right away.” McGuinness took an ambitious approach, unofficially visiting about nine colleges, includingMAAC schools Iona and Loyola, and also Holy Cross, the University of New Hampshire, Brown, University of Pennsylvania and Mount St. Mary’s. For McGuinness, it’s her second trip to Florida this year, having gone there as a member of the Central Jersey Hawks AAU team that won the Classic Tournament championship in Walt Disney World. She hopes to be ready to play this week, as she recovers from an injured ankle, on a team hit with key injuries early. Kerry Kinsella, a 5- 9 senior forward who averaged nine points and six rebounds a game, is out indefinitely. “We look forward to her return soon,” said Brennan. Kelly Scheuer and Kathy Healy graduated from last year’s team, but point guard Kelly Haspel is back for her third season in the lineup. “Kelly has done everything asked of her at an extremely high level,” said Brennan. “She’s a really big part of the team. She worked hard in the offseason and improved,” said McGuinness. McGuinness and Haspel worked with many of the returning players in the off-season in some tournaments, most notably in July at Kutztown University, where they spent four days in the Athletes for Better Education team tournament, winning seven of 10 games in a demanding schedule. McGuinness and her high school teammates also competed well in a final team camp at Red Bank Regional High School in August. McGuinness and Haspel are pivotal to the Eagles’ doing well this season. It lost 13 games the past two years, all to St. John Vianney, Neptune and Colts Neck. The three teams had played in the Tournament of Champions finals the last two years. Colts Neck, a nemesis for the Eagles, has moved out of the Shore ConferenceANorth to B North. What also may help significantly is the return of Megan Gray from an anterior cruciate ligament injury suffered at the start of last season, and the continued development of sophomore 5-10 center Jackie Dluhi, who played a lot last year. Gray will be the sixth man. “She has a ton of heart with nuances to her game that are not statable,” Brennan said of Gray. “She’s an integral factor. We’ll be as effective as we can be if she goes past the first defender and gets to the second line and then puts up mid-range shots.” As for Dluhi, she can be the force underneath that can make the Eagles a contender again. “Teams will have to collapse on her, and then if she’s not open, she’ll kick it out to others,” said McGuinness. McGuinness said she has concentrated on shooting off the dribble “a lot in the fall.” “We talked after the season about that,” said Brennan. “And about her using a pump fake and one dribble or two to the basket and getting by the defender. It looks good.” Carissa Gray, a 5-foot-7 guard who is Megan’s sister, has worked her way into the stating lineup. “She will be the key to anything we’re trying to do on defense,” said Brennan. “She and Kiera Grant [a 5-8 sophomore guard] are the one-two punch of what we’re trying to do on defense. They’re long and quick. And Kiera is a slasher going to the basket.” Sophomore Lauren Van Exter also will see significant playing time. The 5-foot-7 guard/forward was the goalkeeper for the school’s girls soccer team that made the state tournament for the first time in recent years. The Eagles lost their first meeting with the Howell Rebels, the team picked with the Eagles to be the teams to beat inANorth this year. Howell won the game, 46-38, on Dec. 20. The next key game is Jan. 10 at home against another leading division contender — Freehold Township, which is off to a 4-0 start. The Eagles’ rematch with Howell is Jan. 18 in Howell. BY WAYNE WITKOWSKI Correspondent last_img read more

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Al Attiyah storms to early lead in Cyprus rally

first_imgIn a nail-biting contest in the Cyprus Rally, Qatar’s Nasser al Attiyah took early control of the race with a storming drive over Saturday’s morning stages, arriving at the halfway service 26 seconds ahead of reigning ERC champion Alexey Lukyanuk of Russia.Last year’s winner, Cypriot ace Simos Galatariotis, also had a good morning, clocking third fastest on the first two stages and fourth on stage 3 to return at the end of the morning loop in third place overall, albeit almost a minute off Lukyanuk’s pace and just 16 seconds ahead of Britain’s Chris Ingram. Poland’s Łukasz Habaj rounded off the top five.In the ERC2 category, Petros Panteli made full use of his local knowledge to pull out a nice cushion ahead of Argentina’s Juan Carlos Alonso.Stage 4 saw no change to the top three, but Habaj moved up to fourth ahead of Ingram, with Mikko Hirvonen chasing hard in sixth place overall and apparently enjoying the challenge of the Cyprus stages after a ten-year absence from the event.Lukyanuk pulled out the stops in stage 5 to claw back 2.8 seconds and the race leader acknowledged the fact at the stage finish: “I think we are slower here; the road is completely destroyed” said the Qatari.Third fastest was Ingram – delighted to have overhauled his rival Habaj and moved up to fourth again, although he admitted he might have been taking things a bit too carefully and promised “a big push” on Sunday.The crews headed into the final stage of the day – the mostly tarmac Nicosia Superspecial street stage – with just 23.8 seconds separating the top two drivers. Galatariotis still held third overall, but was over a minute and a half behind the Russian, with Ingram 31 seconds away from the Cypriot and a mere 4 seconds ahead of the Pole.As the crowds gathered downtown for Saturday’s final test, it was clear that a battle royal was underway. Little changed over the 3.5 km stage, but with under five minutes separating the leader from the 10th placed driver at the overnight halt, there was everything to play for on Sunday. With over one hundred competitive kilometres scheduled, a single puncture could alter the leaderboard dramatically.Sunday’s stages take place at Kapouras, Kourdali and Asinou before the Finish on Larnaca seafront at 6pm. Standings after Leg 1:Al-Attiyah/Baumel                           Volkswagen Polo Gti R5                 01:16:29.5Lukyanuk/Arnautov                        Citroën C3 R5                                     01:16:54.9Galatariotis/Ioannou                      Škoda Fabia R5                                  01:18:40.6Ingram/Whittock                              Škoda Fabia R5                                  01:19:04.8Habaj/Dymurski                                Škoda Fabia R5                                  01:19:14.2Hirvonen/Ottman                            Ford Fiesta R5                                    01:19:28.6von Thurn und Taxis/Ettel             Škoda Fabia R5                                  01:20:27.0Al-Kuwari/Clarke                              Škoda Fabia R5                                  01:21:02.8Herczig/Ferencz                                Volkswagen Polo Gti R5                 01:19:09.3Fernàndez/Coronado                     Škoda Fabia R5 Evo                          01:21:13.5last_img read more

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Classy ‘Maneater’ slams rivals

first_imgHall & Oates said it all in the chorus of their 1982 Billboard Hot 100 number-one song: ‘Watch out boy, she’ll chew you up (Oh here she comes) She’s a maneater’ Not only did Wayne DaCosta’s SHE’S A MANEATER chew up rivals in yesterday’s six-furlong None Such Trophy, she spat them out close home, winning by a length and a half with Omar Walker declaring victory after weaving through traffic inside the last half-furlong. Racing in the purple and white silks of Ian Kong for the first time, ownership passed down by his elderly father, Winston Kong, SHE’S A MANEATER caused lumps to grow in her backers’ throats when almost 10 lengths behind down the backstretch while stablemate MR UNIVERSE fended off SIEMPRE BUENO on the lead. Turning for home fifth along the rail, with only two horses behind, SHE’S A MANEATER started picking off rivals to get within striking distance a half-furlong out. However, with the speed predictably collapsing and already in tight quarters along the rail, Walker skilfully switched the filly to split CHACE THE GREAT and SIEMPRE BUENO with the winning post fast approaching. The splits were torrid, 22.0, 45.1, but bound to come back to the big filly, who closed rapidly to clock 1:10.4 with topweight 126lb, the fastest time at the distance this season. Walker was the star jock on the 10-race card, opening the programme with CUE THREE at odds of 9-1 before bringing down the curtains in dramatic fashion with rank outsider, HOVER CRAFT, who stormed home on the stands’ side to land the 10th at 15-1, completing a two-timer for DaCosta. SHE’S A MANEATER’s victory solidified DaCosta’s chances of again sweeping the major grade one races with the seven-furlong Gold Cup on the horizon, followed by November’s 10-furlong Superstakes and December’s Diamond Mile, both of which she won last year. Midweek racing returns on Wednesday, a meet rescheduled from earlier this season.last_img read more

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BLUES DROP SEMIFINAL IN SHOOTOUT

first_img The University of Toronto Varsity Blues field hockey team dropped a heartbreaking 2-1 (3-2 shootout) decision to the Guelph Gryphons in OUA semi-final action on Saturday, October 27 in Waterloo.With the loss, the Blues will take on the host Waterloo Warriors in the bronze-medal match tomorrow (Oct. 28) at 1 p.m.The Gryphons opened the scoring early, scoring off a penalty corner in the 12th minute of the match. Toronto responded though as Rachel Spouge scored off a corner opportunity in the 28th minute and the two teams remained deadlocked at 1-1 at halftime.A tense second half saw both teams trade chances to score, but neither could break the tie as the game headed into a shootout.2018 OUA rookie of the year Rebecca Carvalho and sophomore standout Isabella Watson scored for the Blues in the shootout loss.For more information, scores and highlights on your favourite U of T athletes and teams, please visit www.varsityblues.ca. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, Instagram, SnapChat and Facebook for the latest and greatest in Varsity Blues intercollegiate athletics.  Print Friendly Version Story Linkslast_img read more

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Japan thrash Tonga 41-7 in confidence boost before World Cup

first_img0Shares0000Ananaki Lelei Mafi (R) scored Japan’s first try in their match against Tonga © JIJI PRESS/AFP / JIJI PRESSTOKYO, Japan, Aug 3 – Japan thrashed Tonga Saturday 41-7 before a sold-out crowd, a confidence boosting second win in a row for the Brave Blossoms as they build up to the World Cup on home soil.The 11th-ranked Brave Blossoms bagged five tries to 14th-ranked Tonga’s one in their second match of the Pacific Nations Cup, with less than 50 days before Japan hosts the first World Cup to be held in Asia. Captain Michael Leitch, back after injury, said the team would scrutinise their performance but that they were on the right track after last week’s win against Fiji.“There was so much pressure from them, it shows our performance is improving from last week,” he said.“We’re doing well on the way to the World Cup.”Japan took an early lead with Amanaki Lelei Mafi diving over the line for their first try, and both Asaeli Ai Valu and Timothy Lafaele made their mark in the first half.A penalty kick by Tonga’s Sonatane Takulua missed the goal in the final minutes of the first half, leaving the score a lopsided 21-0.The first points for Tonga came in the second half, with a try by Leva Fifita.But Japan’s Kotaro Matsushima and Kenki Fukuoka cemented the victory for the home side at Hanazono Rugby Stadium.The win came despite head coach Jamie Joseph leaving the team to return to New Zealand earlier in the day after the death of his mother.“The team have promised to play for him,” national team performance committee vice chairman Yuichiro Fujii told reporters, according to Kyodo news agency.– Reshaped Fiji beats Canada –Earlier Saturday, Fiji scored a 38-13 win over Canada in Suva in a morale-boosting performance for the defending champions after last week’s loss to Japan.Fiji’s Racing 92 lock Leone Nakarawa was the side’s captain for the first time in the match against Canada © AFP / THIERRY BRETONIt was a vastly different Fiji side that faced Canada, with only three forwards retaining their places and Racing 92 lock Leone Nakarawa captain for the first time.While Canada enjoyed the best of possession and territory it was the solid Fijian pack that controlled the breakdown, but coach John McKee said the line-up needed more work.“On the scoreboard, a good score-line, but we’re a little bit disappointed today that we couldn’t really build our continuity to really put Canada under pressure, we took our opportunities, but we also turned over quite a lot of ball,” he said.Canada coach Kingsley Jones saw an improvement in his side from their loss against USA, but added more work was needed.“We put Fiji under pressure, we got field position, but unfortunately we didn’t take advantage of our opportunities.”After an early Shane O’Leary penalty for Canada, Viliame Mata, Peceli Yato, and Nakarawa responded with tries for Fiji in the first half before Canada scored against the run of play when Kainoa Lloyd crossed the line from an intercept.In the opening minutes of the second half prop Peni Ravai and right wing Josua Tuisova barrelled their way over the line to cement Fiji’s lead, before Mesulame Dolokoto added a further try in the closing stages.– Eagles hold off Samoa –Earlier Saturday, a late penalty by AJ MacGinty kept the USA Eagles unbeaten when they overcame Samoa 13-10.But while the Eagles controlled much of the game they were rarely able to convert their dominance into points — leading coach Gary Gold to say they have “a long way to go” before the World Cup.“Samoa put us under a lot of pressure. Our set-piece didn’t function as well as I would have liked it to function and our attack as well.”Samoa coach Steve Jackson was also disappointed, saying the Pacific islanders “can’t afford to make that many mistakes in a game and not capitalise on the pressure that we had.”MacGinty, one of the few survivors in a vastly rearranged USA side following their 47-19 disposal of Canada, had them on the board with a handy penalty in the third minute.Samoa struck back almost immediately when AJ Alatimu set Alapati Leiua up for a simple try against a non-existent defence.The Americans responded with MacGinty’s try and there were no further points for more than 50 minutes when a Henry Taefu penalty brought Samoa level at 10-10, only for MacGinty to strike back to claim the win.0Shares0000(Visited 4 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Partners of the Family Friendly Coalition looking for participants for FSJ Loves Families Week

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Partners of the Family Friendly Coalition are inviting businesses and organizations to participate in FSJ Loves Families Week.FSJ Loves Families Week will take place on October 7th through 14th for 2017.“Last year’s event had 681 families, with 935 children that participated in the initiative. It was a huge success for both organizations and families and we’d like to see this year’s event reach even more families.”The coalition is asking that anyone interested, start planning and come up with some simple and fun ways to celebrate families in the community.- Advertisement -For more information or to register your event or business promotion, contact Heather McBryan,Early Years Community Development Coordinator at (250) 261-6278.last_img

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Airports warned about terror dry runs

first_img “There is no credible, specific threat here,” TSA spokeswoman Ellen Howe said Tuesday. “Don’t panic. We do these things all the time.” Homeland Security spokesman Russ Knocke described the notice as the latest copy of a routine informational bulletin for TSA workers, airport employees and law enforcement officials. A statement posted late Tuesday by the TSA on its website confirmed that “a routine TSA intelligence bulletin relating to suspicious incidents at U.S. airports” had leaked to news organizations. The statement added, “During the past six months TSA has produced more than 90 unclassified bulletins of this nature on a wide variety of security-related subjects.” The bulletin said the a joint FBI-Homeland Security Department assessment found that terrorists have conducted probes, dry runs and dress rehearsals in advance of previous attacks. It cited various types of rehearsals conducted by terrorists before the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon; the July 7, 2005, London subway bombings; the Aug. 2, 2006, London-based plot to blow up trans-Atlantic flights using liquid explosives and the 1994 Bojinka plot in the Philippines to blow up multiple airliners over the Pacific Ocean. WASHINGTON – Airport security officers around the nation have been alerted by federal officials to look out for terrorists practicing to carry explosive components onto aircraft, based on four curious seizures at airports since last September. The unclassified alert was distributed on July 20 by the Transportation Security Administration to federal air marshals, its own transportation security officers and other law enforcement agencies. The seizures at airports in San Diego, Milwaukee, Houston and Baltimore included “wires, switches, pipes or tubes, cellphone components and dense clay-like substances,” including block cheese, the bulletin said. “The unusual nature and increase in number of these improvised items raise concern.” Security officers were urged to keep an eye out for “ordinary items that look like improvised explosive device components.” The bulletin said the passengers carrying the suspicious items seized since September included men and women and that initial investigation had not linked them with criminal or terrorist organizations. But it added that most of their explanations for carrying the items were suspicious and some were still under investigation. The four seizures were described this way: San Diego, July 7. A U.S. person – either a citizen or a foreigner legally here – checked baggage containing two ice packs covered in duct tape. The ice packs had clay inside them rather than the normal blue gel. Milwaukee, June 4. A U.S. person’s carryon baggage contained wire coil wrapped around a possible initiator, an electrical switch, batteries, three tubes and two blocks of cheese. The bulletin said block cheese has a consistency similar to some explosives. Houston, Nov. 8, 2006. A U.S. person’s checked baggage contained a plastic bag with a 9-volt battery, wires, a block of brown clay-like minerals and pipes. Baltimore, Sept. 16, 2006. A couple’s checked baggage contained a plastic bag with a block of processed cheese taped to another plastic bag holding a cellular phone charger. For the latest news and observations on crime in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, check out the Daily News’ crime blog by clicking here.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Gas prices on the rise

first_imgSouthland gasoline prices rose this week for the fifth consecutive week, approaching $3 per gallon as California’s prices became the nation’s highest outside Hawaii, the Automobile Club of Southern California reported today. The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular unleaded stood at $2.975 in the Los Angeles-Long Beach area this morning — 1.4 cents more than last week, 23 cents more than last month and 29 cents more than at this time last year. However. it was 51.2 cents below the record high of $3.487 registered on May 9. The price rose 2.9 cents from Sept. 21-28, 7.5 cents from Sept. 14-21, 9.2 cents from Sept. 7-14 and 3.2 cents from Aug. 31-Sept. 7 after dropping 15 of the previous 16 weeks. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityIn Orange County, the average price rose 2.8 cents to $2.949 today. The average price increased 1.1 cents from Sept. 21-28, 8.8 cents from Sept. 14-21, 10.6 cents from Sept. 7-14 and 2.7 cents from Aug. 31-Sept. 7 after dropping 15 of the previous 16 weeks. The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline was last above $3 in the Los Angeles-Long Beach area Aug. 3, and in Orange County on July 27. “Prices have been increasing for the past five weeks in Southern California, but in the last 14 days most areas have seen prices rise by less than a nickel,” Auto Club spokeswoman Carol Thorp said. “Prices in most other states have been dropping after hovering over $3 a gallon for much of the summer, and California is once again in the familiar position of having higher gas prices than any other state except Hawaii.” The Auto Club provided this breakdown of gasoline prices in selected portions of California and Nevada as of today: Area Regular One-week Record Price Change Los Angeles – Long Beach $ 2.975 + 1.4 cents $ 3.487 (5/9/2007) Orange County $ 2.949 + 2.8 cents $ 3.479 (5/8/2007) San Diego $ 3.002 + 1.3 cents $ 3.503 (5/8/2007) Santa Barbara – Santa Maria – Lompoc $ 3.114 + 1.6 cents $ 3.614 (5/15/2007) Riverside – San Bernardino $ 2.973 + 1.5 cents $ 3.486 (5/8/2007) Bakersfield $ 2.983 + 0.8 cent $ 3.489 (5/7/2007) Las Vegas $ 2.760 + 0.6 cent $ 3.209 (5/29/2007)160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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SEX CASE CONTINUES AT DONEGAL CIRCUIT COURT

first_imgTHE trial of a man accused of having sex with a 13-year-old girl is continuing at Donegal Circuit Court today.The accused man, now aged 25, is accused of having unlawful sexual contact with the girl at a beach in the south of the county in October 2003. The alleged victim is now aged 20. The alleged offence is that the girl was at the time incapable of giving consent to sex.SEX CASE CONTINUES AT DONEGAL CIRCUIT COURT was last modified: December 15th, 2010 by gregShare 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)last_img read more

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Gabriel Jesus nets hat-trick as Man City ease past Dinamo Zagreb

first_imgGabriel Jesus hit a hat-trick as Man City wrapped up their Champions League Group C campaign with a convincing 4-1 win at Dinamo Zagreb.Phil Foden, making the most of a rare start, also got on the scoresheet as City responded well to Dani Olmo’s stunning opener on a freezing night in Croatia. Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship Gabriel Jesus is on fire for Man City with five goals in his last three games on target 2 LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Pep Guardiola gives Man City injury update and talks Christmas schedule Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti City played on as Stojanovic lay injured and also refused to stop after Emir Dilaver came off worst in a clash with Jesus. Riyad Mahrez picked out Jesus with a fine cross to the far post and the Brazilian headed home.Dinamo complained and there was some pushing and shoving between players but the goal stood.Frustrations then got the better of Gojak just before half-time when he elbowed Rodri in the face. Remarkably he escaped punishment from the referee and VAR.City upped the tempo after the break and Jesus bagged his second after 50 minutes as he jinked through the defence after playing a one-two with Foden. Standard Liege vs Arsenal (Thursday, 5:55pm) – talkSPORT 2Charlton vs Hull (Friday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2Liverpool vs Watford (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORTBirmingham vs West Brom (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORT 2Chelsea vs Bournemouth (Saturday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2Southampton vs West Ham (Saturday, 5:30pm) – talkSPORT LIVE on talkSPORT Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta Phil Foden added a fourth late on Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman statement PEP TALK His hat-trick came four minutes later as Mendy finally delivered a decent cross and he volleyed home from close range.He might have had a fourth soon after the pair combined again but this time he headed over from Mendy’s delivery.Jesus was taken off after 66 minutes but it was not the end of the scoring as Bernardo Silva teed up Foden for a goal his performance deserved.Other Champions League ResultsShakhtar 0-3 AtalantaZagreb 1-4 Man CityBrugge 1-3 Real MadridAtletico 2-0 LokomotivLeverkusen 0-2 JuventusPSG 5-0 GalatasarayOlympiacos 1-0 Red Star Liverpool transfer news live: Mbappe latest, Lille star wants to join Reds in future Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Getty Spurs investigation into alleged racial abuse of Rudiger is so far ‘inconclusive’ Check out all the live commentaries coming up across our network this week… Damian Kadzior cut inside from the right and clipped a fine ball forward over the defence. City have been bedevilled by central defensive issues all season and they were undone again as Olmo got between Nicolas Otamendi and Eric Garcia to strike with a ferocious volley.Ilkay Gundogan had City’s first serious effort when his low strike was pushed away by Dominik Livakovic after 20 minutes but they were almost caught out again when Olmo blazed over. Mislav Orsic also forced Claudio Bravo to save.City levelled after 34 minutes, although Dinamo were far happy. Foden, making the most of a rare start, skipped past two defenders and then broke away as Petar Stojanovic and Kadzior crunched into each other attempting to hack him down. latest targets Steve Round reveals how Mikel Arteta convinced him to join Arsenal staff update appointed Getty Images – Getty rookie error Chelsea fan arrested for allegedly racially abusing Heung-min Son 2 LATEST Jesus, again deputising for the injured Sergio Aguero, levelled before the break and grabbed two more in the early stages of the second half before Foden added a late fourth at the Maksimir Stadium.Dinamo complained about City’s equaliser as two players lay injured in the build-up but they were fortunate not to be reduced to 10 men when Amer Gojak elbowed Rodri in the face.The raucous home fans never gave up but Dinamo were outplayed in the second half. Defeat not only ended their hopes of reaching the knockout stages, but Atalanta’s victory over Shakhtar Donetsk also cost them a Europa League place.City made eight changes from the side beaten by Manchester United, part through necessity with John Stones and Fernandinho injured and suspended respectively, but also to rest the likes of Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling.It took time for the game to warm up and, after a quiet opening, Dinamo struck first, delighting their unrelentingly vocal supporters with a fine goal in the 10th minute. stalemate last_img read more

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