Qatar Open kicks off 2018 season without big stars

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense With Djokovic gone, the number one seeding has been handed to the world number five, Dominic Thiem.The Austrian is looking to rebuild on an initially promising 2017, when he reached the semi-finals of the French Open before losing in Paris to eventual champion and current world number one Nadal.Thiem warmed up for Qatar by appearing at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in neighbouring United Arab Emirates, where he lost on Friday to eventual tournament winner Kevin Anderson.Thiem, 24, could be one of the next generation of tennis stars to capitalise on the current woes of the sport’s biggest names, even as soon as next month’s first Grand Slam in Melbourne.With Djokovic and Murray recovering from long-term injuries, and Nadal still recuperating from a knee problem, the time could be right for players such as Thiem to push through to the next level.ADVERTISEMENT Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina He has been handed a first-round match, due to take place on New Year’s Day, against Russia’s Evgeny Donskoy.Number two seed in Doha will be Pablo Carreno Busta, 26, the world number 10.He has been drawn against Croatia’s Borna Coric, another player tipped to emerge over the next few years as the old guard eventually leaves the world stage.These two could be pushed hard in Doha by veteran Tomas Berdych.The Czech star, 32, has gone close on two occasions in Qatar, being eliminated in the past two seasons in the semi-finals.The top quartet of seeds is completed by Spain’s Albert Ramos Vinolas, the world number 23.Also in the field is fellow Spaniard Fernando Verdasco, who reached the semi-finals last year before losing to Djokovic in three sets, and France’s Gael Monfils.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Austria’s Dominic Thiem gestures after defeating Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta during the Mubadala World Tennis Championship 2017 match in Abu Dhabi, on December 30, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / NEZAR BALOUTOne of the season’s traditional curtain-raisers, the Qatar Open, begins Monday but with the late withdrawal of Novak Djokovic the tournament is shorn of its usual A-list headline acts.Djokovic, the champion in Doha for the past two years, pulled out on Saturday because of continuing problems with a niggling elbow injury.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sta. Lucia hires Pascua as head coach MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours His absence was bad news personally — placing doubts over his participation in January’s Australian Open — and potentially also for the tournament, which in the past few seasons has earned a growing reputation.Last year the Serbian superstar beat Britain’s Andy Murray, then world number one, in a thrilling, three-set final in front of a sell-out Doha crowd which included members of Bayern Munich’s football team, in Qatar for winter training, and Paris Saint-Germain chief, Nasser al-Khelaifi.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe year before, Djokovic destroyed Rafa Nadal in the final, dropping just three games against the Spaniard in a breathtaking display to take the title, an ideal warm-up before claiming his sixth Australian Open crown a few weeks later.This year, though, the field in Qatar is less eye-catching but may provide an opportunity for the new stars of tennis to push through. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View commentslast_img read more

UP snares UAAP men’s football title

first_imgTruck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Parks basks in glory of ABL success, growth under coach Alapag Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ UP Maroon Booters celebrate the football championship. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe Golden Booters tried to retort after the halftime break, but UP forwards Borlogan, Kintaro Miyagi, and Fidel Tacardon were still able to control the ball and get numerous shots on goal.Dexter Benecio had an opportunity to draw for UST, but UP keeper Anton Yared was there to stop his shot at the 82nd minute.The Maroon Booters ended their season with a flawless record of 12 wins and four draws.UP took home its 18th overall men’s football title to reclaim the throne it lost last season.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames UP finally found a crack on UST’s armor, as Ian Clariño’s volley off of a free kick from JB Borlongan at the 21st minute gave it the 1-0 lead. View comments In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award KINGS OF THE PITCH! Congratulations UP Maroon Booters! #UAAPSeason80— Randolph B. Leongson (@RLeongsonINQ) May 3, 2018University of the Philippines completed its perfect season with a 1-0 win over University of Santo Tomas to snare the UAAP Season 80 men’s football championship Thursday at Rizal Memorial Stadium.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownAggressive from the get-go, the Maroon Booters controlled the pace of the match and sent the Golden Booters scurrying on defense numerous times.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

In battle of endurance, Brownlee outlasts Onuaku

first_imgMOST READ The Bolts, meanwhile, saw Arinze Onuaku run on fumes.For Brownlee, who played 41 minutes and 39 seconds, playing for almost the whole game was a testament to his hard work and discipline.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“I pride myself every time I come, I want to be better than the last conference especially with my endurance and just the kind of shape I’m in,” said Brownlee who had 36 points, six rebounds, and nine assists.On the other side of the court, Onuaku’s fast start was just that, an early spark of energy that dissipated in the two quarters the Bolts needed him the most. Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Onuaku had 16 points in the first half and tried to match Brownlee, who had 24 in that period, shot per shot.Brownlee, however, was able to continue his momentum in the second half while Onuaku barely got a sprint in as he labored to run up and down the floor and lagged behind the Bolts’ offensive and defensive sequences.“Good news for us, Justin’s like an Energizer bunny right now and he doesn’t just get tired,” said Gin Kings head coach Tim Cone. “He used to get tired when he first came in but he’s in such awesome shape now that he doesn’t get tired.”Onuaku scored just five points in the second half while Brownlee had 12 including a couple of points that came off a fastbreak jam that gave Ginebra a 92-81 lead with 4:16 left in the fourth.“I always want to get better in that area [stamina and endurance] so I took a lot of pride in that so I just tried to get in the best shape that I can,” said Brownlee.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View comments PBA IMAGESIn a basketball game that saw two individuals duke out in a marathon, it was Justin Brownlee who passed the tape with the greater of ease.Barangay Ginebra rode the coattails of Brownlee to take the 104-90 win and the sweep Meralco in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup quarterfinals Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Roger Federer knocked out of Wimbledon after wasting match point LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Province gives out $115 million in natural gas royalty credits

first_imgThe Province has approved $115 million in royalty deductions to support the construction of 14 infrastructure projects in northeastern B.C.The B.C. Infrastructure Royalty Credit Program (IRCP), was designed to facilitate the construction of new resource roads and pipelines.According to the Province royalty revenue for government will also increase as a result of new drilling activities.  The Province believes that five years from now, the 2015 royalty deductions could generate approximately $288 million in revenue for the Province.- Advertisement -The Province also believes the 2015 program will result in over $448 million in newcapital spending by industry. Of this total, over $224 million are expected to reach service-sector companies in B.C., creating more than 2,100 new jobs. The companies that will receive royalties in 2015 are:Black Swan Energy, Chinook Energy, Chevron Canada, Canadian Natural Resources, Cutbank Ridge Partnership, Endurance Energy, Kanata Energy, Progress Energy Canada, Storm Resources, Tourmaline Oil, UGR Blair Creek and Woodside Energy.Advertisementlast_img read more

Inter jeered at San Siro after Crotone draw

first_imgInter captain Mauro Icardi was out injured but watched from the stands, with new signing Rafinha coming on late in place of Antonio Candreva who was substituted along with Marcelo Brozovic after being whistled by the crowd, with the banner “Wake up .. let’s get back to winning” unfurled in the stands.Crotone’s Marcello Trotta tested the Inter defence in the 77th minute, breaking clear only for his sliding effort to fly just wide of the post.Perisic missed two late chances to seal the three points as Inter suffered their fourth consecutive draw at home.Spalletti’s side remain fourth — 12 points behind league leaders Napoli — with Lazio in third, having a chance to pull four points ahead of Inter when they host Genoa on Monday.“It’s clear that we’re in a little difficulty, we’re below par in more or less every area and haven’t won for a long time,” said Spalletti after a tenth game without a win in all competitions.“Once something goes wrong, we lose confidence and seem to have a weak character. We return to having the fears of what was in the past.”Crotone coach Walter Zenga was in tears at the final whistle at his former club.Crotone coach Zenga played for Inter from 1978-1994 © AFP / MARCO BERTORELLO“To see the team play like this, with this character in a stadium like the San Siro against a side like Inter was wonderful,” said former goalkeeper Zenga, who played over 400 games for Inter.“It’s never easy for me to come here and it feels as if my life goes flashing through my mind, all the history here. It’s tough.“We pushed hard and ran a few risks. I am happy with the performance, as I think if we play like this consistently, we will get the results.”Crotone are now three points above the relegation zone following a 1-1 draw against Cagliari and 3-0 win over Verona in the previous two weeks.– Acquah scores, sees red –Earlier, Ghanaian Afriyie Acquah scored the equaliser only to be sent off as Torino also settled for a 1-1 draw against European rivals Sampdoria.Lucas Torreira put the hosts ahead after 11 minutes in Genoa, but Acquah equalised quarter of an hour later before being sent off for a second bookable offence in the second half.“We had a great performance against a strong Sampdoria, I’m only sorry to have taken only one point,” said Torino coach Walter Mazzarri, who was also banished from the sidelines late on for protesting.“This team has been reacting really well for four games now and they retain the movements so well it’s like watching a Playstation game.”Torino missed an early chance when Iago Falque picked up a Joel Obi cross but Sampdoria defender Nicola Murru cleared.Torreira made no mistake two minutes later, with a free-kick passing through the wall to surprise Torino goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu.But Acquah levelled in the 25th minute with a shot from the edge of the box which took a massive deflection off Sampdoria defender Gian Marco Ferrari.Torino could have taken the lead three minutes later with Mbaye Niang’s lob just off target.Torino lost both Nigerian Obi and Venezuelan Tomas Rincon through injury and were down a man for the final 15 minutes after Acquah was given his marching orders.Sirigu kept out a Valerio Verre effort in stoppage time as Mazzarri was sent to the stands at his former club after Lorenzo De Silvestri received a blow to the head.“The referee should have stopped play, so I got angry. Fortunately they didn’t score, otherwise I would’ve been even angrier,” said Mazzarri.Sampdoria remain sixth — the final Europa League spot — four points ahead of AC Milan who play Udinese on Sunday — with Torino ninth.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Perisic missed two chances as Inter were held for the fourth home game in a row © AFP / MARCO BERTORELLOMILAN, Italy, Feb 4 – Inter Milan were jeered off the pitch at the San Siro after extending their winless run to eight games in Serie A with a 1-1 draw against minnows Crotone on Saturday.Brazilian Eder headed in for the hosts after 23 minutes only for Andrea Barberis to level 15 minutes into the second half to leave Inter without a win in two months.last_img read more

End of the road for Balotelli at Liverpool? His attitude is ‘wrong’

first_imgDean Ashton claims Mario Balotelli’s attitude at Liverpool has been ‘wrong’ and expects the club to try to offload him in January.Ahead of the Boxing Day clash at Burnley, Brendan Rodgers has spoken about how the Italian is struggling to fit into his system, and former Premier League strike star Ashton feels the writing is on the Anfield wall.The ex-West Ham and Norwich forward told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast: “I was all for it when they [Liverpool] signed Balotelli in the summer. I watched him for AC Milan a lot last year and thought he was superb and I thought he would come back and really relish the challenge of playing for Liverpool, but it just hasn’t worked.“His attitude has been wrong and with the way Brendan Rodgers has talked about how he fits into their style of play, it just doesn’t sound like it’s fitting right and it wouldn’t surprise me if something happens in January with him going out and maybe somebody coming in, perhaps as a swap deal.”last_img read more

Harry Potter fans can now buy 4 Privet Drive!

first_imgThis home in Martins Heron, also known as the fictional Privet Drive, is up for sale for a healthy £475,000.The home was chosen by producers to be the set for number four Privet Drive out of several hundred applications.The house appeared in the 2001 film ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’ and is home to Harry’s neglectful relatives; the Dursley’s. Due to logistic complications the house only featured in the first film, however it was used as a template that sets were based off for the entire series.Harry lived in the cupboard under the stairs at Privet DriveThe house has been completely refurbished by the owner and boasts three bedrooms, a new kitchen, bathroom, and parking.So if you’re a Harry Potter superfan who happens to have half a million pounds knocking around in spare change and are looking for a holiday home  in England – why not? Harry Potter fans can now buy 4 Privet Drive! was last modified: September 18th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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) Tags:4 privet driveharry potterhousewarner brotherslast_img read more


first_imgA teenager had to be placed in intensive care after being assaulted in Quigley’s Point in the early hours of yesterday morning.The man was admitted to Letterkenny General Hospital where he was treated for serious injuries.Details of the incident have not been released but it is understood the young man may have known his attacker. A spokesman for the Garda Press Office said they had not received any report of such an incident from the divisional office in Buncrana.It is understood the victim has since been transferred out of the ICU at Letterkenny Hospital to the general ward area.TEENAGER HOSPITALISED AFTER ATTACK IN INISHOWEN was last modified: October 6th, 2013 by StephenShare 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) Tags:assaultGardaiInishowenquigleys pointteenagerlast_img read more

European Leagues: Barca, Bayern, PSG, Juve all win as Real are held at home

first_imgGriezmann scored twice in Barca’s win over Betis. (PHOTOS/Courtesy)With the Serie A now up and running, all the major five leagues in Europe are now in action.This past weekend produced less of shocks as most of the big boys registered anticipated victories in their respective fixtures.In Spain, defending champions Barcelona came from a goal down to register a 5-2 victory over Real Betis, their first of the 2019/20 campaign.Still without the injured Lionel Messi plus Luis Suarez and Osman Dembele, Barca suffered an early scare as they went behind to a Nabil Fekir goal on 15 minutes.However, they recovered to ensure that they are level by halftime through Antoine Griezmann. Griezmann added a second just after the break to turn the game on it’s head before Carles Perez, Jordi Alba and substitute Arturo Vidal all scored to see the home side take a 5-1 lead. Loren Moron pulled one back for the visitors but it turned out to be a mere consolation as Barca sealed their first victory of the season after two games.In the capital, Real Madrid were held to a disappointing 1-1 drew at home to Real Valladolid. After a tense opening 80 minutes, Karim Benzema broke the deadlock with 8 minutes to play but as Real tried to hold onto the victory, the visitors had other ideas. Sergi Guardiola equalized with just two minutes on the clock to silence the Bernabeu and hand his side an unlikely point in the end.For Real’s cross-city rivals Atletico, they moved joint top of the standings after scrapping to a 1-0 victory away to Leganes.As anticipated, it was a tough contest and Diego Simone’s side had to wait until 19 minutes from time before Vitolo scored the all-important goal that puts them second on the log.Sevilla like Atletico also still hold a 100% record after overcoming Granada 1-0 away from home on Friday. Joan Jordan scored the only goal of the night 7 minutes into the second half. This is the second victory in as many games since the start of the league two weeks ago.Elsewhere in Spain, Levante came from behind to beat Villareal 2-1, Celta Vigo bounced back from their opening day defeat to overcome Valencia 1-0 at the Abanca Balaidos while Sociedad were 1-0 winners at Mallorca.The other four games in the La Liga all ended in draws.In the German Bundesliga, Bayern Munich bounced back from an opening day 2-2 draw at home to Hertha Berlin, defeating Schalke 3-0 at the VELTINS Arena.Star striker Robert Lewandowski continued his fins start to the season, scoring all three of the Barivians’ goals. The Pol now has five in two games having also scored a brace on opening weekend.Lewandowski scored a hat trick this past weekend.In the same game, Philip Coutinho who had joined Nico Kovac’s side earlier in the week, came off the bench 12 minutes into the second half, to replace Thomas Muller.As Bayern were registering their first victory, rivals Dortmund were also winning away from home.Lucien Favre’s side who came into the game top of the standings came from a goal down to defeat newly promoted Koln 3-1. Jordin Sancho, Ashraf Hakimi and Paco Alcacer scored the goals for Dortmund who still hold a 100% record after two games.Four other sides hold the same record as Dortmund; Freiburg, RB Leipzig, Wolfsburg and Leverkusen are also yet to drop a point this season.This past weekend, Freiburg beat up on Paderborn 3-1, Leipzig were 2-1 home winners against Frankfurt, Wolfsburg powered past Hertha 3-0 while Leverkusen defeated Dusseldorf 3-1 away from home.Elsewhere in Germany, Hoffenheim were 3-2 winners at home to Bremen, Gladbach registered their first victory as they beat Mainz 05 while Augsburg were held to a 1-1 draw at home to Union Berlin.In the Italian Serie A, defending champions Juventus started their title defence with a scrappy 1-0 victory away to Parma.Captain Giorgio Chellini scored the winning goal on 21 minutes before star-player Cristiano Ronaldo saw his season opener cancelled out by VAR.Chellini (right) scored Juve’s winner against Parma.On a weekend that was littered with goals, Napoli came from a goal down to beat Fiorentina 4-3 in a thriller. Eric Pulgar put the hosts ahead via the spot on 9 minutes but Napoli scored twice-through Dries Mertens and Lorenzo Insigne-before halftime to turn the game on its head.After the break, Nikola Milenkovi levelled matters for Fiorentina 6 minutes after the break but Jose Callejon put Napoli once ahead once again five minutes later. With 25 minutes to play, debutant Kevin Prince Boateng levelled the game but Insigne ensured victory for Napoli two minutes later.AC Milan new manager Marco Giampaolo got off to a poor start as his side were beaten Udinese. Rodrigo Becao scored the all-important goal with 18 minutes to play.In Rome, AS Roma were held to a thrilling 3-3 draw at home to Genoa. Roma who took the lead three times in the game, scored through Cengiz Under, Edin Dzeko and Alexandre Kolarov while Genoa’s goals were scored by Andrea Pinamonti, Domenico Criscito and Christian Kouame.Elsewhere, Lazio powered past Sampdoria 3-0, Torino defeated Sassuolo 2-1 while Brescia were 1-0 surprise winners at Cagliari.In Ligue One, PSG returned to winning ways this past weekend as they defeated Toulouse 4-0 at the Parc de Princes.It was not as easy as the score-line suggests and Tomas Tuschel’s side had to wait until the 50th minute to get the break through-Eric Choupo-Moting scoring the goal.The Cameroonian international struck one again either side of Mathieu Goncalves’s own goal and Marquinho’s first of the campaign.PSG who have started the season without want-away superstar Neymar Jr have now won two and lost the other of their three games.PSG have won two of their first three games.Monaco continued their trend of seeing a player sent off as they threw-away a 2-0 lead to draw 2-2 at home to Nimes.Just like in the opening two fixtures, this time it was Jemerson who was shown red in the 55th minutes with Monaco leading thanks to first-half goals by Islam Slimani and Wassim Ben Yedder.The one-man advantage was the catalyst that Nimes required to get back into the game as Romain Philippoteaux and Ahoueke Denkey scored in the last 20 minutes to grab a point.Elsewhere in Ligue One, Nantes, Bordeaux, Angers, Brest and Rennes were all victorious in their respective fixtures.All La Liga Results from the past weekend-Granada 0-1 Sevilla-Levante 2-1 Villarreal-Osasuna 0-0 Eibar-Real Madrid 1-1 Real Valladolid-Celta Vigo 1-0 Valencia-Getafe 1-1 Bilbao-Alaves 0-0 Espanyol-Mallorca 0-1 Sociedad-Leganes 0-1 Atletico-Barcelona 5-2 BetisAll Bundesliga results from the past weekend-Koln 1-3 Dortmund-Hoffenheim 3-2 Bremen-Dusseldorf 1-3 Leverkusen-Mainz 1-3 Monchengladbach-Augsburg 1-1 Union Berlin-Paderborn 1-3 Freiburg-Schalke 0-3 Bayern Munich-Leipzig 2-1 Frankfurt-Hertha Berlin 0-3 WolfsburgAll Serie A results from the past weekend-Parma 0-1 Juventus-Fiorentina 3-4 Napoli-Udinese 1-0 Milan-Cagliari 0-1 Brescia-Hellas Verona 1-1 Bologna-Roma 3-3 Genoa-Sampdoria 0-3 Lazio-SPAL 2-3 Atalanta-Torino 2-1 SassuoloAll Ligue-One Results from this past weekend-Amiens 1-2 Nantes-Dijon 0-2 Bordeaux-Angers 3-0 Metz-Brest 1-0 Reims-Monaco 2-2 Nimes-Strasbourg 0-2 Rennes-PSG 4-0 ToulouseComments Tags: BundesligaFrench Ligue OneLa LigaSerie Atoplast_img read more

Uganda puts 13 past hapless Djibouti in CECAFA opener

first_img Tags: Amina NababiCECAFA Women’s Championships 2019Created Cranesfaridah bulegaFauziah NajjembaJuliet Nalukenge The Crested Cranes team that started against Djibouti on Sunday. (PHOTO/Courtesy)CECAFA Women’s Championships 2019Uganda 13-0 DjiboutiChamazi Stadium, Der es Salaam Sunday, 17-11-2019The Uganda national women’s national football team-Crested Cranes, got their CECAFA Women Challenge cup of to a staggering start as they walloped Djibouti 13-0 on Sunday.Faridah Bulega’s side came into the tournament as onw of the favourites and did not disappoint in their opening fixture.Juliet Nalukenge who was top scorer in the COSAFA U17 Cup a few months ago, scored five of the 13.Hasifah Nassuna and Fazilah Ikwaput were also immense on thw day as they each netted a hat trick.The other two goals were scored by Fauziah Najjemba and Amina Nababi.Nalukenge opened thw scoring inside two minutes and by half time, Bulega’s side led 7-0.The other five goals all came in the second period.Speaking after the game, Bulega said that her team will look to score more goals having missed out on last year’s championship because of goals.“We failed to win last year’s trophy because we didn’t score enough goals and that is something we do not want to happen again, said Bulega.“I want to continue to improve on that because this game would have ended 25-0 but we failed to convert goal chances.”In the other group B game, Kenya defeated Ethiopia 2-0 to climb into second on the log.Up next for the Cranes is a contest against Ethiopia on Tuesday, the same day Kenya takes on Djibouti.Comments last_img read more