FA Cup round-up: Heartbreak for Blyth as Birmingham stun Spartans

first_img Blyth Spartans missed out on a Championship scalp 1 Birrmingham City broke Blyth Spartans’ hearts with a fantastic second-half fightback as the Championship side eased into the fourth round of the FA Cup.The Northern Premier side, who are 141 league places below the Blues, had gone 2-0 up in the first period at Croft Park, thanks to captain Robbie Dale.But a strike from Lee Novak and a Wes Thomas brace saw the Midlanders through to the next stage of the competition.Leicester City’s recent upturn in form continued as they defeated managerless Newcastle United 1-0 at the King Power Stadium.Leonardo Ulloa was the goal hero as he headed home a cross from Anthony Knockaert six minutes before half time, making the Magpies the first Premier League side to be knocked out of the competition this season.Chris Taylor’s brace was enough to help Blackburn Rovers sneak past Championship rivals Charlton at The Valley.The midfielder’s double sandwiched a Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson equaliser ten minutes after the restart as Gary Bowyer’s men ran out 2-1 winners, while the Addick had Yoni Buyens sent off.Steve McClaren’s Derby County avoided a tricky trip to Southport’s Merseyrail Community Stadium as they beat the Conference outfit 1-0 with a late Chris Martin penalty.Saido Berahino scored four goals to give Tony Pulis the perfect start as new West Brom manager, as the Baggies massacred non-league Gateshead 7-0 at the Hawthorns.Fellow Premier League side Swansea also made light work of their third round opponents, Garry Monk’s men running out 6-2 winners at Tranmere with striker Bafetimbi Gomis netting twice late on.Meanwhile, Championship leaders Bournemouth continued their excellent run of form, beating Rotherham 5-1 at the New York Stadium thanks to Yann Kermorgant’s brace, and Ricardo Fuller’s dramatic late goal secured a third-round replay for Millwall as the Lions battled to a 3-3 draw with Bradford.Bolton beat Wigan 1-0 at the Macron Stadium, thanks to Zach Clough’s effort.Another all-Championship clash, Brentford v Brighton, ended with the Seagulls progressing to the next round. Lewis Dunk and Chris O’Grady with the goals for the south coast club at Griffin Park.Cambridge United beat League Two rivals Luton Town 2-1 at the Abbey Stadium, thanks to Robbie Simpson and Ryan Donaldson’s strikes.Bristol City have loan star Matt Smith to thank as they forced Doncaster Rovers to a replay.Luke McCullough had put the hosts ahead at the start of the second half but striker Smith’s header with 15 minutes to go saved Steve Cotterill’s side from defeat, earning them a 1-1 draw.A Nick Blackman striker with 21 minutes left on the clock was all it took for Championship side Reading to book their place in the fourth round as they beat Huddersfield Town, who also saw Jonathan Hogg sent off late on, 1-0.Meanwhile, nothing could separate Championship sides Fulham and Wolverhampton Wanderers as they held each other to a 0-0 stalemate at Craven Cottage.Preston overcame Norwich 2-0 at Deepdale, Paul Gallagher scoring twice, and a lone first-half penalty from Peter Vincenti saw league One Rochdale shock Nottingham Forest 1-0 at Spotland.Middlesbrough beat Barnsley 2-0, while Blackburn beat Charlton 2-1 at The Valley.FA Cup third round resultsBarnsley 0-2 MiddlesbroughBlyth Spartans 2-3 BirminghamBolton 1-0 WiganBrentford 0-2 BrightonCambridge 2-1 LutonCharlton 1-2 BlackburnDerby 1-0 SouthportDoncaster 1-1 Bristol CityFulham 0-0 WolvesHuddersfield 0-1 ReadingLeicester 1-0 NewcastleMillwall 3-3 BradfordPreston 2-0 NorwichRochdale 1-0 Nottm ForestRotherham 1-5 BournemouthTranmere 2-6 SwanseaWest Brom 7-0 Gatesheadlast_img read more

Dhoni pays surprise visit to Army Public School Srinagar

first_imgSrinagar, Nov 23 (PTI) Cricketer M S Dhoni paid a surprise visit to Army Public School here and emphasised the importance of education and sports during his interaction with the students.Dhoni, who holds an honorary rank of Lieutenant Colonel, visited the school located inside the Chinar Corps headquarters in the Badamibagh Cantonment in a low key and unannounced event yesterday.The Chinar Corps put out a photograph of the former Indian Captain on its Twitter handle late last evening.”Lt Col (Hony) Mahendra Singh #Dhoni interacting with the enthusiastic children of #APS #Srinagar; emphasised upon importance of #studies and #sports,” the tweet accompanying the picture reads. PTI MIJ RCJlast_img read more

10 months agoReal Madrid coach Solari defends his players

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Real Madrid coach Solari defends his playersby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid coach Santiago Solari has defended his players ahead of facing Real Sociedad.Madrid meet La Real on the back of a 2-2 draw with Villarreal.Solari said, “We’ve got a really busy month ahead of us, because we now have a game once every three days. The most important thing is that we keep our energy levels up in the matches and that we start to welcome the injured players back. It’s also important that we don’t pick up any more injuries.”Footballers aren’t machines. It’s tough when you have to play a game every three days and we have to be ready for that and go out and compete. The key thing in the league is that we continue to climb the table, we’ve moved up from ninth to fourth and have to keep closing the gap because it’s a battle right until the end. It’s in situations of adversity that your character shines through. The LaLiga season and the campaign will be a battle until the end.” last_img read more

Manitobas Nepinak hopes for another court hearing on hunting rights

first_imgThe Canadian PressWINNIPEG –The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs is hoping for another court battle over Indigenous hunting rights.Last week, the chief of the Pine Creek First Nation and his cousin George Lamirande, also from Pine Creek, pleaded guilty to charges of unlawful hunting on private property near Canora, Sask.Boucher and Lamirande were each fined $7,500.Read Treaties, Moose and a Line in the SandGovernment officials say that in Saskatchewan, people exercising treaty rights to hunt for food must ask for prior permission to hunt on private land.But Grand Chief Derek Nepinak with the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs says the government has obligations under Treaties to accommodate Indigenous rights.Nepinak says he’s been told the men cannot appeal because they pleaded guilty, but talks are underway to find a legal avenue to reaffirm hunting rights.“The settler community needs to understand the limits of notions of private property in treaty lands,” Nepinak said in a press release.“The concept of private property is limited by Crown obligations … to not interfere with Indigenous treaty hunters in the carrying-out of their vocation of hunting safely.”Boucher and Lamirande were charged after the landowner told investigators last year he observed three moose being loaded into two trucks on his land, and provided the officers with a Manitoba licence plate from one of the vehicles.The investigation included search warrants being issued at two residences on the Pine Creek First Nation and DNA testing on the moose meat comparing it to samples collected at the kill [email protected]last_img read more

BC chief says one major oil spill could ruin her nations economy

first_imgOTTAWA – Leaders from several north-coast B.C. First Nations say if the Senate doesn’t approve a bill barring super-sized oil tankers from the region their fragile but thriving marine-based economies will die.The legislation would put into law an existing moratorium on tankers carrying more than 12,500 tonnes of crude oil in the waters between the northern tip of Vancouver Island and the Alaska border.The legislation passed the House of Commons last spring and is now being debated in the Senate. Chief Marilyn Slett of the Heiltsuk Nation is leading a delegation of chiefs and elected leaders in Ottawa this week to lobby senators to pass the legislation, which cleared the House of Commons last spring.The bill is strongly opposed by the Alberta government, which believes it cuts off an entire option for shipping crude oil. Premier Rachel Notley has added it to the list of irritants between her province and the federal government.Slett says the waters the ban covers are difficult to navigate and a single major spill would be the end of her nation’s livelihood.last_img read more

Heroin worth Rs 200 cr seized 4 held

first_imgNEW DELHI: Delhi Police Special cell has arrested four key players of an Inter-state narcotic drug cartel, including their kingpin. 50 kilograms of fine quality heroin worth more than Rs 200 crore in international market recovered.Apart from that, two cars (Swift Dzire & Creta) used in transporting drugs were also seized. Mobile handsets with SIM Cards used in drug trafficking have also been recovered. The accused have been identified as Mohd. Sufiyan, Mohd. Ismail, Manoj Kumar Das and Hashim. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder”Members of this cartel used to bring high-grade heroin from suppliers of Manipur who actually collects the raw material from hilly areas around the international border of Manipur and Myanmar, to finally prepare the fine quality heroin. This information was further developed through technical as well as manual surveillance. It took about 4/5 months of painstaking efforts to ripen the said information. During this process, members of this cartel were identified and their activities were kept under discreet surveillance,” said Sanjeev Kumar Yadav, DCP Special Cell. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsMohd Ismail and Mohd.Sufiyan disclosed that they have been indulged in trafficking of narcotic drugs upon being lured by Manoj of Barauni, Bihar for last about 4-5 years. They also disclosed that they used to work as carrier for Manoj and received supply of heroin from Kabir as per his direction. They used to travel in their car upto hilly areas of Manipur and Assam especially Imphal to procure heroin from Kabir on the directions of Manoj. Mohd Ismail further disclosed that Manoj used to communicate with Kabir and direct him to receive a supply of heroin from Kabir at various places in Manipur. To avoid to being detected by law enforcement agencies he used to hide the packets of heroin in secret cavities designed inside the car. Both also disclosed that they also used to supply heroin to contacts of Manoj like Hashim in Amethi and other contacts in Delhi and NCR and Bihar as per his direction. They made secret cavities inside the dikki and in front cabin area of their Maruti Swift car to hide the heroin packets to dodge the law enforcement agencies.last_img read more

Mendieta says Solari needs to keep faith in Vinicius

Mendieta says Solari needs to keep faith in Vinicius

first_imgThe 18-year-old will feature today at Los Merengues attack, as the team takes on Leganes in the Copa del Rey tournament.Real Madrid and Leganes will face off in the second leg of the Copa del Rey Round of 16 tonight.And 18-year-old wonderkid Vinicius Jr. will feature in Los Blancos attack.This is why former Spain international and Valencia midfielder Gaizka Mendieta has urged coach Santiago Solari to have faith in the youngster.“He definitely brings something different to this Real Madrid team, they are playing with a player that is different,” Mendieta was quoted by Goal.Jose Mourinho, Lionel MessiMourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.“No-one does those runs, passes, and moves, takes on defenders or opponents like he does or the way he does at the moment.”“That is why he has to play every game at the moment for Real Madrid. He is a key player,” he added.“Lucas Vasquez is totally fit and Bale is totally fit. It is the decision for to the manager Solari who he thinks is the best player for each match.”“If they’re all fit I think [Gareth] Bale would be the first choice but the way Vinicius is playing for Real Madrid he has to be in the team before anyone,” he commented.“People mention Isco all the time, but if you’ve got this guy why play with Isco?”last_img read more