Lingard apologises over Munich memorial tweet

first_imgManchester United Lingard apologises over ‘totally unacceptable’ tweet during Munich memorial service Jamie Smith 08:02 2/7/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments() Manchester United Premier League Following a post from his account during a service to honour the Munich air disaster victims, the Manchester United midfielder has issued an apology Jesse Lingard has apologised over a “totally unacceptable” tweet that was posted on his social media page during Tuesday’s memorial service to mark the 60th anniversary of the Munich air disaster.Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho and Alex Ferguson were among the guests at Old Trafford for an event to remember the 23 people – including eight players – who lost their lives in the crash .Lingard – who was also present – was criticised after a tweet discussing video game FIFA was posted on his account moments after the service’s silence at 1504 GMT, the exact time of the accident in 1958. Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player The 25-year-old subsequently took the tweet down and apologised for the message having been posted.”A member of my media team inadvertently replied to a tweet this afternoon on my Twitter profile during the Munich memorial service at Old Trafford,” Lingard wrote.”I was unaware as I was attending the service at the time, and don’t condone the post or the timing in any way.”The post has now been deleted, and I’d like to apologise for any upset caused, this is totally unacceptable and does not reflect my personality or view on this emotional day.”United captain Michael Carrick laid a wreath during the service and the midfielder paid tribute to the Munich victims with a social media post late on Tuesday.”A privilege to be part of such a moving ceremony today,” Carrick posted on Twitter. “Thank you to all those who attended memorials all over Europe. Your support is amazing.”It’s clear how the Busby Babes legacy means so much to you all and for that you should be so very proud. It’s why this club is special.”last_img read more

10 months agoSpalletti satisfied with Inter Milan victory over Empoli

first_imgSpalletti satisfied with Inter Milan victory over Empoliby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveInter Milan coach Luciano Spalletti was satisfied with victory over Empoli. Keita Balde Diao’s goal proved enough at the Stadio Castellani to continue their positive streak.“There are games that can start going the wrong way if you don’t take the right approach,” he told Sky Sport Italia.“We weren’t sharp in the first half and didn’t spark enough moves down the flanks. It was better after the break, when Empoli got tired and we were able to create problems.“It’s a fundamental victory and I’d say a fair one too. Once again, we wasted chances and lost the ball cheaply, something we cannot afford to do, as we risk on the counter. In games like this, Empoli can analyse a good performance, but for a side like Inter, the only thing that matters is the result.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

4-Star LB Roquan Smith Announces He’s Committed To Georgia

first_imgA general view of the Georgia Bulldogs football stadium.ATHENS, GA – SEPTEMBER 29: Fans of the Georgia Bulldogs watch play against the Mississippi Rebels at Sanford Stadium on September 29, 2007 in Athens, Georgia. Georgia won 45 – 17. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)Roquan Smith, a four-star linebacker out of Montezuma, Ga., has committed to Georgia. The 6-foot-2, 205-pound prospect pledged to UCLA on National Signing Day, but de-committed when the Bruins’ defensive coordinator, Jeff Ulbrich, left for a job with the Atlanta Falcons. Smith has opted not to sign a binding national letter of intent; he’s signed a financial aid agreement instead. Smith is ranked the No. 5 outside linebacker in the country by 247 Sports’ Composite Rankings. Georgia’s 2015 class ranks No. 9 in the country and No. 5 in the SEC by 247 Sports. The Bulldogs now have 30 commitments in the class.last_img read more

John Calipari Tweets Response To Pelicans Story: “I Have No Interest In The Pelicans Or Any Other Job”

first_imgJohn Calipari's press conference after close win vs. LSU.YouTubeIt didn’t take long for John Calipari to shoot down reports that he may be interested in the New Orleans Pelicans opening. Just minutes ago, we shared a report by’s John Reid, which said that Calipari “may be interested” in coaching former players Anthony Davis and Tyreke Evans. Calipari didn’t waste any time in addressing it.Even though Anthony and Tyreke are in NOLA, I have no interest in the Pelicans or any other job. I have a great job and I’m happy at UK.— John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) May 19, 2015Coaches have made similar statements and still taken those jobs in the past, but considering the talent that Calipari brings in every year, and the recent reports of a generous contract extension, we fully expect Calipari to stay put.last_img read more

Photo: Joel Embiid Welcomed Duke Big Man Jahlil Okafor To The 76ers

first_imgJoel Embiid taking off his mask.MIAMI, FL – APRIL 21: Joel Embiid #21 of the Philadelphia 76ers adjusts his facemark during a break in action in the third quarter against the Miami Heat during Game Four of Round One of the 2018 NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Arena on April 21, 2018 in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)The Philadelphia 76ers have made a habit of selecting big men early in the past three NBA drafts, most recently Duke’s Jahlil Okafor. Joel Embiid, who was  the team’s first overall pick in 2014, welcomed Okafor to the fold on Instagram this afternoon.Now all Embiid needs to do is hopefully stay healthy enough to join Okafor on the court.last_img read more

Womens basketball No 1 seed Ohio State dismantles No 9 seed Northwestern

OSU junior guard Kelsey Mitchell looks to move he ball inside against No. 9 seed Northwestern on March 3 in Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. OSU won, 99-68. Credit: Ashley Nelson | Sports directorINDIANAPOLIS — The No. 9 Ohio State women’s basketball team (26-5) is heading to the semifinals of the Big Ten tournament, dominating ninth seed Northwestern 99-68. The Buckeyes tied the tournament record for most points scored, set by themselves against Penn State in 2014. The Buckeyes were led in points and assists by Big Ten Player of the Year junior guard Kelsey Mitchell with 27 points and four assists. Mitchell historically has dominated in the Big Ten Tournament averaging close to 30 points, seven rebounds and three assists per game.Mitchell was followed by senior forward Shayla Cooper, who scored 11 points and grabbed nine rebounds. Ohio State started off the first quarter with a quick pace. Mitchell was the first to put points on the board, hitting a deep three.“Coach put a really big emphasis on coming out strong from the gate,” Cooper said. “Like you said, we had four days off, a lot of time in the gym to get better. And we just took this game as a step forward to get better … We wanted to get out running, because we knew they played yesterday,”Mitchell wasted no time getting onto the score sheet, nailing the first shot of the game from 3. The Buckeyes, then, went into their full court press, and caused fits for Northwestern. OSU was able to get its hands on the ball and force Northwestern to turn the ball over eight times in the first, holding Northwestern to just 26.7 percent shooting from the field. On offense, the Buckeyes found their mark early, hitting 4-of-6 shots from beyond the arc in the first.  “It was always going right for our team,” Mitchell said. “I think we jumped out really aggressively on the defensive end. It put us in a good position to take off in the right time, and get ourselves right.”OSU’s defense continued to disrupt Northwestern in the second quarter, forcing another eight turnovers and getting some of the Wildcats in foul trouble. Northwestern’s leading scorers senior forward Nia Coffey and senior guard Ashley Deary were called for three fouls before halftime. Offensively, the Buckeyes continued to shoot hot from deep. OSU hit nine shots from the 3-point line before the half. The Buckeyes had offensive output from their whole team, with nine players getting on the scoreboard before the half.In the second half, OSU continued its pace of play, showing consistency that has been absent at times this season. The Buckeyes also dominated the Wildcats in rebounding with freshman forward Tori McCoy dominating the glass, grabbing 11 rebounds and blocking four shots.Bench play was a key for OSU throughout, as junior forward Alexa Hart and redshirt junior guard Linae Harper each picked up 11 points.“I think our bench in general really gave us a huge lift today,” said OSU coach Kevin McGuff.Northwestern was led by Coffey, who fouled out with five minutes left in the last quarter of play. Coffey scored 21 points and had eight rebounds and a block. She was followed by Deary with 13 points, six rebounds and three assists. The Buckeyes will look to carry their momentum into the semifinal game, facing either No. 5 seed Purdue or No. 4 seed Indiana at 4 p.m. on Saturday.Nicholas McWilliams contributed quotes from Indianapolis. read more

Valverde admits Roma were the better side

first_imgBarcelona manager Ernesto Valverde has admitted that AS Roma were the deserving victors in their quarter-final clash in the Champions League and apologised to the club supportersThe Spaniard watched on as his side succumbed to Roma’s new 3-4-1-2 formation at the Stadio Olimpico with the hosts emerging with a 3-0 win through goals from Edin Dzeko, Daniele de Rossi and Kostas Manolas.While the tie finished at 4-4, it was Roma who progressed due to the away goal that Dzeko had managed at the Nou Camp during their 4-1 defeat to Barcelona in the first leg.But, despite Roma’s tactical changes, Valverde refused to make any excuses and admitted that Barcelona were simply just not good enough.“We never felt comfortable in the game because Roma played very well” admitted Valverde, according to the club website.“And we couldn’t get our own game going.”Valverde felt the tactical change employed by Roma coach Eusebio Di Francesco proved to be fatal for his side, as it exposed a key weakness in Barcelona.David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.“They took risks and we couldn’t cope with all that deep pressing” said Valverde.“The first goal gave them strength and then they got a second and third in the second half.”“I feel sorry for the fans” he concluded.“It’s been a huge disappointment for them. But now we just have to focus on the competitions that we have left. We have to keep looking ahead.”Midfielder Sergio Busquets was also disappointed with the way Barcelona were eliminated from the Champions League.“This was a sad way to go out after the lead we had going into the game.” said Busquets.“The game didn’t go well. They were better than us. It’s a very sad day.”last_img read more

Salah on bench for Egypt

first_imgMohamed Salah has been named on the bench ahead of Egypt’s opening game in the World Cup against Uruguay in Yekaterinburg on FridayThe Liverpool superstar has been struggling to shake off a shoulder injury that he had sustained in last month’s Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid after colliding with defender Sergio Ramos within the opening 30 minutes of the encounter.Salah had been determined to return in time for Egypt ahead of their first World Cup appearances in 28 years.After declining to reveal his line-up on Thursday, national team boss Hector Cuper has now unveiled his starting eleven.????? ????? #???????? ??????? ????? ?? @Uruguay #?????2018#ThePharaohs#egy Salah, Sadio Mane, LiverpoolMo Salah laughs off Sadio Mane incident with a brilliant video Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Mohamed Salah laughed off his little spat with Liverpool team-mate Sadio Mane by posting a brilliant video showing they’ve made up.— Egypt National Football Team (@Pharaohs) June 15, 2018The head coach previously revealed on Thursday that Salah was almost at 100%.“We’re trying to make him feel confident. The doctors are giving him the options to play or not. I know Salah very well, he’s not fearful, we always know we’re running a risk when playing a match, that’s something we can’t hide.“But if he does decide to play he’ll have full guarantees on his physical condition and I’m sure he will be fine. And if it does turn out there’s an issue at the last minute we’ll consider it and see if it can be resolved.”last_img read more

Official Sebastien Corchia joins Benfica on loan deal

first_imgBenfica have announced the signing of Sebastien Corchia from Sevilla on a season-long loan dealThe 27-year-old full-back had only arrived at Sevilla last summer from Lille.But, with just 20 appearances to his name last season, Corchia has left Pablo Machin’s side in favour of a move to Portugal.Benfica are expected to cover an initial €700k of the loan deal, while also paying for the Frenchman’s wages.“I’m overjoyed, and I will give everything to do good things in this great club,” said Corchia, according to Football-Espana.Gerard Pique, Neymar, BarcelonaLa Liga Betting: Match-day 4 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Despite it being very early into La Liga season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have had unprecedented starts to their campaigns. With this in…“I’m very proud to wear this shirt, this is a huge stadium with magnificent fans and Benfica are a winning club. Winning titles is very important. It was an easy choice. It is a pleasure and an honour to defend these colours.“I want to play as many games as possible at my highest level and help the team to win as much as possible to be able to compete for titles this season.“At Benfica you have to be ready to give everything on the pitch and try to win because Benfica are a Club that wins.”Aleix Vidal’s return to Sevilla is believed to have been the trigger that spelt the end of Corchia’s stay in Andalucia.last_img read more