U-20 World Cup final: Serbia beat Brazil in historic win

first_imgNemanja Maksimovic scored an 118th-minute goal on the counterattack to give Serbia a 2-1 victory over Brazil in extra time in the Under-20 World Cup final at North Harbour Stadium early Saturday morning.The game had been locked at 1-1 after 90 minutes, with Stanisa Mandic giving Serbia hope of their first title as an independent nation with 20 minutes remaining but Andreas Pereira equalised three minutes later.Heavy rain and strong cold winds had pounded New Zealand for the past three days and while fans were soaked during the earlier match for third place, the rain had stopped by the time the sold-out final kicked off.The Brazil goalkeeper, who had not conceded a goal since the eighth minute of their second group game against Hungary, was finally beaten when an unmarked Stanisa Mandic stroked the ball home in the 70th minute to end the streak at 571 minutes.Brazil, however, did not have to wait long for an equaliser, with Manchester United’s Pereira jinking his way past four defenders to level the match three minutes later for an excellent individual goal. Rajkovic produced another world-class save late in extra time, before his team-mates swept down field and Maksimovic was left one on one with Jean and he calmly slotted home to end Brazil’s hopes of a sixth world title. African bronzeIn the earlier match for third place, Adama Traoré produced two sensational long-range strikes to help Mali beat 10-man Senegal 3-1, first equalising with a curling left-footed free-kick in the 74th minute, 10 minutes after Senegal’s Ibrahima Wadji had opened the scoring.Traoré then blasted a right-foot shot past Ibrahima Sy before Diadie Samassekou completed the victory when he slotted home the third in added time.Sy and his Mali counterpart Djigui Diarra both saved penalties in the final 15 minutes. The Senegal defender Moussa Ba had been sent off in the final minute of the first half by the Egyptian referee, Ghead Grisha, for his second yellow card.–Follow Gary on Twitter: @garyalsmithlast_img read more

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Sarri back, Ronaldo firing on all cylinders as Juventus head for Fiorentina

first_imgMaurizio Sarri missed Juventus’s first two matches because of pneumoniaMilan, Italy | AFP | Cristiano Ronaldo returns to Italian league action after his four-goal spree for Portugal as Juventus head for Fiorentina on Saturday also boosted by coach Maurizio Sarri’s highly-anticipated debut on the bench after a bout of pneumonia.The ex-Chelsea coach missed his first two league games with the Serie A champions against Parma and his former club Napoli.But the 60-year-old will be on the bench for the first time on Saturday as Juventus look to make it three wins this season before their Champions League opener at Atletico Madrid midweek.Ronaldo’s four goals in Portugal’s European qualifying win over Lithuania during the week were enough to send shivers down the spines of Fiorentina fans.The 34-year-old overtook Ireland’s Robbie Keane as the all-time top scorer in Euro qualifiers, with 25 goals, and will be looking to impress further with the winner of the Best FIFA Football Awards to be named in Milan on September 23.Ronaldo will lead the Juventus attack along with Douglas Costa and Gonzalo Higuain, the Argentine also in-form on his return to Turin after a loan spell at Chelsea.“I’m back on the same team as Cris (Ronaldo) after a few years and he’s even stronger, more complete and ambitious, I’m happy to play with him again,” said Higuain, who played alongside Ronaldo on Real Madrid, said on Thursday.Fiorentina have also changed owners and coach with former AC Milan and Sevilla manager Vincenzo Montella overseeing two defeats in as many games on his return to the club.“Great stories are born of impossible challenges,” said Montella, whose side last beat their fierce rivals in January 2017.The rivalry has been fuelled further after Juventus wrapped up their eighth consecutive title with a 2-1 win at the expense of the Tuscans last April.“I’d like to start a new chapter in Fiorentina’s history by doing something special against Sarri’s team,” Montella told Gazzetta Dello Sport.And Montella believes that new French signing Franck Ribery can make the difference for the team.“Franck played the friendly against Perugia as if he was playing the Champions League final,” he said.“He’s different, as Ronaldo is different. We talk of stars who excel through sacrifice. They are wonderful examples for everyone.”“It will be hard, very hard, but we’re convinced that we will see a new great Fiorentina,” said new Italian-American owner Rocco Commisso hoping to build a team who can add to their  Serie A titles in 1956 and 1969.– Ancelotti ‘outrage’ –Carlo Ancelotti’s Napoli, who are midtable, need to pick themselves up after Kalidou Koulibaly’s own goal handed Juventus a 4-3 win in Turin last weekend. But they play their first match at home this season against Sampdoria with doubts over whether their San Paolo stadium will be ready in time.The Serie A outfit played their opening two league games away from home, at Fiorentina and Juventus, due to the reconstruction of the stadium.Ancelotti said he was “outraged” after seeing the state of the changing rooms midweek with their Champions League opener against Liverpool next Tuesday.The contractors have however insisted the work will be completed by Friday.Inter Milan welcome Udinese to the San Siro also looking to extend their maximum points with Antonio Conte’s side ahead of both Juventus and Torino  on goal difference.Inter’s new star signing Romelu Lukaku will be looking to score for a third consecutive game a week after monkey chants against the Belgian tarnished their 2-1 triumph at Cagliari.nter are also in Champions League duty against Slavia Prague at the San Siro on Tuesday and need to avoid a slip-up against Udinese who shocked AC Milan 1-0 in their season opener.Torino host new boys Lecce, having also won their first two matches, as Atalanta head for Genoa before travelling to Dinamo Zagreb for their first ever Champions League game next week.FixturesSaturdayFiorentina v Juventus (1300GMT), Napoli v Sampdoria (1600), Inter Milan v Udinese (1845)SundayGenoa v Atalanta (1030GMT), Brescia v Bologna, Parma v  Cagliari, SPAL v Lazio (all 1300GMT), AS Roma v Sassuolo (1600), Verona v AC Milan (1845)MondayTorino v Lecce (1845GMT)Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

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Watch: Relive magician David Silva’s best moments in Man City colours as he makes…

first_imgImage Courtesy: mancity.comAdvertisement jfNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs79wWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E4wr( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) zvreWould you ever consider trying this?😱k5Can your students do this? 🌚92tu5Roller skating! Powered by Firework Manchester City captain and decorated midfielder David Silva has just completed a milestone of his career: achieving a total of 400 appearances in the Sky Blues jersey.Advertisement Image Courtesy: mancity.comThe 33 year old has been a pillar behind the club’s success, hailed as ‘one of Manchester City’s greatest ever players’, and has won four Premier League titles, two FA Cups, two Community Shields and four League Cups.Below is a compilation of the Spanish international’s best performances on field last season, courtesy to YouTube channel RoMarsh. Enjoy the video below-Advertisement The Spanish international, who won the 2010 FIFA World Cup and the UEFA Euro 2008 and 2012, was under the Radar of Roberto Mancini back in 2010, who brought the then 24 year old from Valencia.Advertisement Silva has been a key performer under the current City gaffer Pep Guardiola, who eulogized the skipper in the pre match conference on Friday.“He is a competitor, a winner. Four Premier Leagues he won, and a lot of domestic prizes. This generation of players – like Joe Hart, Vincent Kompany, Sergio Aguero – helped to make this club in a better position in the Premier League and in European competition.” the 48 year old said, courtesy to Goal.com.The upcoming season is going to be the final one for David Silva at the Etihad Stadium, as the player himself confirmed a month ago.Sergio Agüero scored a brace in the match at Dean Court yesterday, in addition to one from Raheem Sterling. Harry Wilson was the lone goalscorer for The Cherries, as the final scoreline was 3-1. Advertisementlast_img read more

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Leafs too much for Braves, outlast visitors 6-2 Sunday

first_imgWhen a team outshoots the opposition by almost a 3-1 margin, eventually cracks will begin to show in the castle wall.Nelson scored three unanswered goals in the third period to dump the Spokane Braves 6-2 in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Sunday afternoon at the NDCC Arena.The win enables Nelson to retain its second-place spot in the Murdoch standings, three points ahead of Grand Forks and fourth-place Castlegar Rebels.last_img

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Warriors mailbag: Explaining Stephen Curry’s staggered minutes

first_img* * *Subscribe to the Mercury News and East Bay Times for $40 a year and receive a free Warriors championship coffee table book* * *OAKLAND – Another week means another mailbag in which Warriors fans express angst about the team’s lack of consistent dominance. Another theme has emerged, though. What is the deal with Stephen Curry’s new role?Why is Warriors coach Steve Kerr staggering Curry’s minutes with the second unit? Why is Curry sitting during significant portions of the fourth quarter? …last_img read more

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Salford Group rolls out new air carts and tillage models

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Salford Group continues to raise the bar in the seeding and tillage equipment sectors with the introduction of several new products this summer. The global agriculture equipment manufacturer has rolled out a giant air cart, the AC4000L dry/liquid hybrid quad tank, and two new additions to its Independent Series line of tillage equipment, the vertical tillage I-2200 and a hybrid tillage specialist, the I-4200.The AC4000 is the company’s largest implement to date in the large-scale air cart class. The new four-tank offering is available in an all-dry 945 bushel configuration, as well as a hybrid dry/liquid configuration to match the real needs of large acreage operations. Known as the AC4000L, the dry/liquid hybrid features 550 bushels of dry capacity across three tanks, along with a massive 4000 gallon liquid tank.“We’ve had a lot of requests from customers to incorporate liquid fertilizer into our carts. Larger acreages really tighten the seeding window. This leads to producers towing three implements at once, one for seeding, a second for dry product and a third for liquid. These trains can reach over 130 feet long,” said Brad Baker, Product Manager for Salford’s Seeding and Independent Series equipment lines. “The combined machines are high capacity, but cumbersome to operate and potentially dangerous to transport and maneuver. We took producer feedback and engineered the AC4000L to carry liquid and dry product for a safer machine that is simpler to operate.”Salford has introduced new offerings to its signature tillage lineup, the Independent Series. The I-2200 and I-4200 each mark a bold leap forward in Salford frame technology that allows these new models to carry Salford’s latest blade mounts on 5-inch spacing. The tighter blade spacing creates more aggressive operation while maintaining the benefits of Salford’s patented true vertical tillage design.The I-2200 is one of Salford’s more aggressive true vertical tillage designs, making it a highly formidable and productive piece of machinery. It combines the Coil-Tech Coulter II 1 5/8” independent blade mounting system of the I-2100 with the five-inch spacing of the I-1200. This unique combination allows for excellent seed bed preparation, thorough residue sizing, and effective mechanical weed control. It also features 60 percent more down pressure than the Salford Coil Tech I and deeper penetration into tough ground conditions.The I-4200 is more aggressive yet, combining concave blades and wavy coulters to achieve the residue mixing capabilities of the I-4100 with the field finish characteristics of an I-1200 or I-2200 (five-inch spaced models). The front two rows of the machine utilize the same rubber cushion concave blade coulters and spacing found on the I-4100. The I-4200 is compatible with all Salford seeding and fertilizer application attachments, including Switchblade™ hydraulic shanks. This allows multiple operations to be combined into one pass, therefore multiplying the productivity factor of the machine.“The introduction of these two new pieces of equipment is more evidence of Salford delivering on its promise of building equipment for soil health,” said Salford National Sales Manager (Canada) Jim Boak. “What we mean by soil health is not only getting better yields, but also helping to preserve the soil for the long term and helping our customers get a greater return, not only on their equipment investment, but on preserving the family farm for future generations.”About Salford Group Salford Group, with facilities in Iowa, Georgia, Ontario, Manitoba, and Russia, is a global leader in the manufacturing of tillage, seeding, and precision nutrient application equipment. The company dedicates its ongoing innovation efforts to precision, durability, versatility in the field, and improving the economics of farming for producers worldwide.last_img read more

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CWG: Indian wrestlers Ravinder, Sanjay, Anil bag 3 gold medals

first_imgIndian wrestlers on Tuesday did the nation proud by winning three gold medals in the Greco-Roman category at the Commonwealth Games. India’s Ravinder Singh makes a victory run after beating Terence Christopher Bosson of England (Red) to win gold in 60kg Greco Roman wrestling event at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi on Tuesday.While Ravinder Singh won the gold in the 60 kg Greco-Roman category, Sanjay Singh and Anil Kumar clinched the gold in the 74 kg and 96 kg segments respectively.ALSO SEE: India opens Games with a bang | Indian shooters win 2 gold medals Ravinder defeated UK’s Terence Christopher 2-0, 7-0 while Sanjay beat Richard Brian Addinall of South Africa 1-0, 1-0. Anil defeated Australia’s Hassene Fkiri to win the gold.last_img read more

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Film relives important moments of my life: Tendulkar

first_imgMumbai, Apr 13 (PTI) Legendary Sachin Tendulkar today said that the upcoming film Sachin – A Billion Dreams has helped him “relive important moments” of his life. The trailer of the film was launched today in a packed Juhu auditorium applauding its first screening. “This film has helped me relive the important moments of my life through its making! I remain a private person but realised that there is much I have not revealed or spoken about, to those who have been instrumental to my life and career, especially my fans,” Tendulkar told the mediapersons. “I hope the film will be yet another avenue for fans who have showered their love and blessings on me, to cherish the journey that we undertook together for over 24 years,” he said. Also present at the launch were the director, James Erskine who had flown down from the UK specially to attend the trailer launch. The producer Ravi Bhagchandka of 200NotOut, and Shrikant Bhasi, Founder and Chairman of Carnival Group also shared the dias with Sachin Tendulkar and James Erskine after the screening of the trailer. Producer Bhagchandka, said,”Making this movie has been my pilgrimage! This film will give his fans who have watched his cricketing feats on the television screen, the opportunity to see Sachin on the big movie screen!” The trailer gave the eager audience a hint of what the film has in store for Sachins fans. With glimpses of key scenes from the film showing moments of cricketing glory, personal moments, unseen footage from the dressing room and much more, the film promises to be every Sachin fan?s dream come true. Erskine, award-winning director of a number of international films on sports, took the audience through the making of the film. He said:”Scripting his journey for the big screen involved interacting with Sachin, his family, his teammates as well as players from rival teams and others. Sachin is both gracious, and a perfectionist, and being able to make this film for the Indian people and many more across the globe was a true honour.” PTI KHS KHSadvertisementlast_img read more

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French Open: I am playing my best tennis, says Rohan Bopanna

first_imgRohan Bopanna says he is playing the “best tennis” of his career after he achieved a personal goal of winning a Grand Slam title.The Indian asserted that he has matured as a player, who knows how to negotiate pressure situations.”There is a huge difference what I used to be as a player. I have played close played close matches over the years. I was not so nervous today as compared to 2010 (US Open final). Over the years it has helped me to adapt (quickly) to surfaces. Last two years I have been enjoying a lot playing on clay,” Bopanna said.”I have started to control the points better. I am playing my best tennis. I have matured over the years. I know how to handle those situations better. I have lost close matches, the Wimbledon semis, played the Masters series consistently. There were no nerves and that was a big difference,” he said.Bopanna won his first ever Major title with Gabriela Dabrowski, who became the first Canadian woman to win a Grand Slam trophy.The last time the Coorgy came to close to a Major title was in 2010 when he played the US Open final but had lost to Bryan brothers with Aisam-ul-haq Qureshi.Bopanna and his partner today saved two match points in the Match tie-breaker.It took Bopanna 14 years to realise his dream of winning a Grand Slam trophy after turning a Pro and he said it will take some time to realise what he has done.advertisement”I had fantastic past two weeks. It’s still sinking in.Maybe when I will be in flight tomorrow, it will sink in.”Asked if this win erases all regrets over getting close to Grand Slam title twice but not winning and also not winning an Olympic medal in Rio, where he and Sania Mirza were a set away from the bronze.”There was never ever any regret. Past is past, it can’t be changed. The only way to look is look forward and present,” he said.Bopanna said he made adjustments to his game and altered his style to get success on clay, the most demanding surface of all.”I have been working hard, doing the right things. On clay, I changed the way I play. I was serving and staying back and not just doing serve and volley. Practising with Pablo Cuevas also helped me get better,” the 37-year-old said.Recalling the crunch moments of the match when they were down by two match points, he said, “I kept telling my partner that we have to keep it in play and she came up with unbelievable return off Robert.”It’s a big bog moment for us, more than special. It was a personal goal for me to win a Grand Slam. It’s proud moment more than relief.last_img read more

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10 months agoMan Utd legend van Nistelrooy: I shouted at Ferguson & then made reconciliation

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Man Utd legend van Nistelrooy: I shouted at Ferguson & then made reconciliationby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveRuud van Nistelrooy says he still regrets leaving Manchester United in controversial fashion 13 years ago. The Dutchman enjoyed great success at Old Trafford, before a falling out with Sir Alex Ferguson resulted in him joining Real Madrid in 2006.And the striker admitted he took the first steps to mend their broken relationship.”It was very harsh, both ways,” he told Eleven Sports.”Especially after five years of having such a strong bond. I learned so much from him, and in all modesty: he from me too.”And yet the end was ruthless.”He added: “It was me who took the first step to make it okay again. I called him. A few times a year I felt bad about what I had done to him and the names I called him when he kept me on the bench the entire match in the League Cup final in Cardiff. In a blind rage I shouted at him.”I called him something. I called him a number of things in a blind rage. Cocky and stubborn as I was, I couldn’t snap out of that for some time after. That’s how it all crashed.”It was just really disrespectful, there were lots of other people there. It wasn’t all that outrageous in terms of words but it was completely out of order. Not done.”I wasn’t proud of it, still am not.” last_img read more

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