RelatedPosts Pirlo not out to copy anyone after Juventus’ comfortable opening win Live stream Premier League, La Liga, Serie A on Showmax Pro this weekend Juve’s Pirlo gamble makes new Serie A season the most open for years Reigning champions Juventus seized their opportunity to edge two points clear of Inter Milan in the Serie A title race with victory over Roma. Maurizio Sarri’s side struck twice in the opening 10 minutes, as Merih Demiral met Paulo Dybala’s free-kick before Dybala then earned a penalty which Cristiano Ronaldo duly converted. Roma responded in the second half through Diego Perotti’s spot-kick. Antonio Conte’s Inter were held to a 1-1 draw at home to Atalanta on Saturday. Meanwhile, third-placed Lazio recorded a 10th consecutive Serie A win against Napoli to sit six points behind Juventus with a game in hand. Ronaldo’s ninth goal in seven games appeared to have put Juventus in firm control in a first half overshadowed by a serious-looking injury to 20-year-old Roma midfielder Nicolo Zaniolo, following a challenge by Matthijs de Ligt. But Paulo Fonseca’s hosts produced a reaction after the interval, striker Edin Dzeko hitting the post moments before a video assistant referee review found Sandro to have handled amid a goalmouth scramble. With the Stadio Olimpico roaring Roma on, Juve’s Gonzalo Higuain had a goal disallowed for offside while Aleksandar Kolarov missed an excellent headed opportunity to equalise. Juve held on despite late pressure to record a fourth successive league win since suffering a first defeat of the season against Lazio in December.Tags: AS RomaCristiano RonaldoJuventusPaulo DybalaSerie A
Libya were held to a 0-0 draw by Tanzania in the second Group A match in Machakos.Holders and record 14-time champions Uganda kick off their title defence against Burundi on Monday in the opening Group B match in Kakamega.The Ugandan line-up relies heavily on players from Kampala City Council Authority (KCCA), with eight of the first team drawn from the national league side.The top two teams in both groups qualify for the semi-finals, with the final on December 17.Share on: WhatsApp Kenya coach Paul PutNairobi, Kenya | AFP | Hosts Kenya scored two first-half goals to beat 10-man Rwanda to launch their Cecafa Challenge Cup campaign on Sunday.The Kenyans could have won by an even bigger margin at the newly refurbished Bukhungu Stadium in Kakamega, in Western Kenya, but for the performance of Rwandan goalkeeper Eric Ndashimiye.Masoud Juma scored the opening goal on 25 minutes after Rwanda defender Kayumba Soter conceded a penalty.Duncan Otieno doubled the lead on 38 minutes following a slick exchange with AFC Leopards team-mate Whyvonne Isuza, as Kenya coach Paul Put made a winning start in his first match in charge.Rwanda, who are using the tournament to prepare for the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) in Morocco, were reduced to 10 men when Soter was sent off in the 51st minute for a second yellow card.
Liverpool, United Kingdom | AFP | Halfway towards ending a 29-year wait to win the Premier League, the next seven days will test Liverpool’s title credentials to the fullest, starting with Arsenal’s visit to Anfield on Saturday.For a long time a new year visit to Manchester City on January 3 had the makings of a title decider, but Liverpool now have margin for error with a six-point lead at the top of the table.Tottenham are Liverpool’s closest challengers with City slipping down to third and seven points adrift after three defeats in their last four league games.That is more than the six points Liverpool have dropped all season so far as Jurgen Klopp’s men remain unbeaten.“What we said as well is that we want to create our own history. We are the first Liverpool team in the Premier League to be unbeaten in 19 matches –- a little history and a nice step,” said Klopp after a 4-0 thrashing of Newcastle on Boxing Day.Much more significant history awaits, particularly if Liverpool are still unbeaten come the end of a frantic festive period.“We have to win our games, we have to be focused, we need to be really in the mood with having tunnel vision,” added Klopp. “That’s really important and then we will see where it leads us.”Arsenal are one of three sides to have held the league leaders in a 1-1 draw in November and contain the attacking potential in the Premier League’s top-scorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette to trouble a Liverpool side that has conceded just seven goals this season.“There are two tough games now: Arsenal and Man City. We need to keep this momentum,” said defender Dejan Lovren.“We have big character in the squad. If you want to be at the top, you need to have the winning mentality and the calmness.”– Don’t forget ‘how good we are’ – City will he hoping for Liverpool to finally cede some ground unless the champions will find themselves 10 points off the top when they kick off at a revitalised Southampton under Ralph Hasenhuettl on Sunday.“The less important issue is Liverpool, we have to think about Southampton,” insisted Pep Guardiola after defeat at Leicester.“I don’t forget who we are, how good a team we are, how exceptional these lads I have in the locker room are.“The reality is we have lost three in four games and the last two. If you want to be real contenders you have to win again. If you don’t, it will not be possible.”However, Guardiola did send a warning to Liverpool that is much harder to cope with the tag of title favourites as City did last season and until their recent slump this campaign.“From January, February last season people said, ‘The Premier League is over’. To live with that is not easy,” added the Catalan.Tottenham have largely managed to escape the focus of attention as title contenders, but can no longer be ignored after smashing 11 goals in their last two games to thrash Everton 6-2 and Bournemouth 5-0.“The season is fantastic where from the beginning, no one believed much in us,” said Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino, whose side host Wolves on Saturday.“We need to prepare not only physically but also our minds to be strong because it’s going to be tough to compete in the second half of the season.”Manchester United have a great chance to continue their revival under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer when a Bournemouth side that have lost eight of their last 10 games visit Old Trafford.Fresh from scoring eight goals in victories over Cardiff and Huddersfield, United’s attacking options could be further boosted by the returns of Alexis Sanchez, Romelu Lukaku and Anthony Martial from injury and illness.Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2
Advertisement 3ci2NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsbv29Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E14h( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 1pv1oWould you ever consider trying this?😱6uheCan your students do this? 🌚5fuqRoller skating! Powered by Firework Indian women hockey team edged past Great Britain in the first match of the bilateral series between these two countries. It was a nervy win for India as they came back from behind with a late goal of Gurjit Kaur to snatch all three points from this match.Advertisement In the first quarter of the match, both the teams took cautious approach. However, in the second quarter of the match, the intensity of the match got increased. Indian women’s team earned two consecutive penalty corners. However, they failed to convert those penalty corners into goals. The goalkeeper of the home side, Maddie Hinch was brilliant under the bars.Advertisement The goalkeeper of India, Savita Punia also saved a shot of Great Britain. After the first half of the match, the result remained as 0-0. In the final quarter of the match, 3 goals have been scored by the teams. Great Britain scored the first goal of the match at the 46th minute of the match. However, the score was equalised by Sharmila Devi after few moments. India got the win with a goal of Gurjit Kaur at the last minute of the match and Great Britain had no chance to make a comeback in the match.The next match between these two sides will take place on Sunday.Advertisement Photos: Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli sizzle at the Indian Sports Honours Awards! Advertisement
ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 6, 2016)–Led by the Triple Crown Championship team of American Pharoah, Bob Baffert, Victor Espinoza and (owner/breeder) Zayat Stables, Santa Anita-based connections are positioned to have a big night on Jan. 16, when the 45th annual Eclipse Awards gala will be held at Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino in Hallandale Beach, Florida.A winner of his final race as a juvenile, Santa Anita’s Grade I, FrontRunner Stakes on Sept. 27, 2014, American Pharoah wintered at Santa Anita as he prepared for a pair of victories at Oaklawn en route to becoming America’s first Triple Crown winner in 37 years. Following a narrow defeat in the Grade I Travers Stakes Aug. 29, “Pharoah” returned to The Great Race Place and was readied by Baffert for a resounding 6 ½ length win in his career finale–the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Keeneland Oct. 31.Spendthrift Farm’s Beholder, who began her 2015 campaign with a victory in Santa Anita’s Santa Lucia Stakes April 10, would go on to win the Grade III Adoration Stakes here on June 13, and three consecutive Grade I’s; the Clement Hirsch at Del Mar Aug. 1, the Pacific Classic (versus males) Aug. 22, and Santa Anita’s Zenyatta Stakes on Sept. 26. Trained by Richard Mandella, Beholder, who is now age six, has won two lifetime Eclipse Awards and is nominated in two categories–Older Dirt Female and Horse of the Year.Baffert, who in the opinion of many, may have done his finest-ever work in guiding American Pharoah, who was forced to miss the 2014 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile due to a minor injury, through a Triple Crown winning season and ultimately victory in the Breeders’ Cup Classic, will be trying to win his fourth career Eclipse, following up on his three-peat in 1997, ’98 & ’99.Espinoza, who not only became racing’s first Triple Crown Champion Jockey since Steve Cauthen in 1978, but helped to “mainstream” the Sport of Kings by virtue of multiple appearances on national shows such as The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Good Morning America, Dancing With the Stars and others, also endeared himself to millions as a result of his charitable work with City of Hope, a national leader in cancer treatment and research.Nominated in both the owner and breeder categories, Zayat Stables, which also bred American Pharoah’s sire, Pioneerof the Nile, saw their stable superstar win seven out of eight starts in 2015, which accounted for a staggering $8,288,800 in earnings. Headed by Ahmad Zayat, Zayat Stables seeks its first-ever Eclipse Award.Undefeated in four starts, Jerry Hollendorfer’s Songbird, who used Santa Anita’s Grade I Chandelier Stakes on Sept. 26 as a steppingstone to a rousing 5 ¾ length win in the 14 Hands Winery Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Oct. 31, headquartered at Santa Anita for most of 2015 and is considered an odds-on favorite to be named Eclipse Champion 2-year-old filly. Owned by Fox Hill Farms, Inc., Songbird, a Kentucky-bred filly by Medaglia d’Oro, has earnings of $1,502,000.Reddam Racing’s undefeated Nyquist, who was a first-out maiden winner going five furlongs at Santa Anita on June 5, went on to register wins in the Grade II Best Pal Stakes, Grade I Del Mar Futurity and Santa Anita’s Grade I FrontRunner Stakes en route to his half length length victory in the Grade I Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Juvenile on Oct. 31. Trained by Doug O’Neill, Nyquist amassed earnings of $1,613,600.