Jose Mourinho complains about penalty decision after Manchester derby defeat

first_img The Red Devils boss felt his side should have had a spot-kick 1 Jose Mourinho complained about a penalty decision and bemoaned his side’s luck after Manchester United were beaten in Sunday’s derby by rivals Manchester City.Goals at set-pieces from David Silva and Nicolas Otamendi, either side of a Marcus Rashford equaliser, proved enough for City to triumph 2-1 at Old Trafford and extend their Premier League lead to 11 points.United boss Mourinho felt his side should have had a penalty in the latter stages following a challenge by Otamendi on Ander Herrera but instead the United player was booked for diving. City goalkeeper Ederson also made a fine double save in the closing moments from Romelu Lukaku and Juan Mata.Mourinho said: “You can speak about anything you want, you can bring any football theory, you can bring stats, ball possession, everything – but, like last season, it is a huge penalty in a crucial moment of the game.“But I also feel sorry for (referee) Michael Oliver because I think he had a good game, assistants the same. I think they came with the intention to make the perfect work, which they almost did.“When you see Manchester City play you expect them to score great goals, not to score two ‘disgraceful’ goals. They are the last goals you expect to concede against a quality team like Manchester City, two very bad goals – one corner, one free-kick with rebounds, incredibly lucky or unlucky depending on your perspective.“Yes, they had much more of the ball, yes they had that apparent control of the ball, but the biggest save is the double save by their goalkeeper and the biggest decision of the game is the unlucky decision of Michael.”Mourinho admitted City’s lead in the title race was now at a “significant distance”.last_img read more

South African cricket in 2011

first_img21 December 2011In 2011 South Africa’s national cricket team, the Proteas, produced some superb performances, but, ultimately, the sum of the team’s parts failed to deliver what they could have.Considering that the side featured the world’s leading test bowler, Dale Steyn, and the man third in the rankings, Morne Morkel, along with the great Jacques Kallis, and other outstanding batsmen in Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers, who were one and two in one-day international batting rankings, it should have achieved more.Against both India and Australia, they drew test series after taking the series lead with dominant victories that suggested they had a clear edge on the opposition.World CupAs it was for every major cricket playing nation, 2011 was a big year for South African cricket because of the World Cup, which was hosted by India. It was also an opportunity for the Proteas to undo many past disappointments by claiming the Cup.Unfortunately for South African fans, the World Cup once again ended in bitter disappointment.In the round robin phase, the Proteas were in fine form in Group B, winning five out of six matches to convincingly top the standings.They beat the West Indies by seven wickets, the Netherlands by 231 runs, eventual champions India by three wickets, Ireland by 131 runs, and Bangladesh by 206 runs. A warning was sounded, however, when the Proteas lost to England by six runs when chasing only 172 for victory.As the number one team in Group B, South Africa faced the fourth placed team from Group A in the quarterfinals, which turned out to be New Zealand. The Proteas failed to fire in an ill-tempered match and were well beaten by 49 runs.Spinners’ successSpinners Robin Petersen and Imran Tahir provided some light, however, finishing near the top of the list among wicket takers, with 15 and 14 respectively.Petersen averaged only 15.86 per wicket, while Tahir’s average was an astounding 10.71, the best in the tournament. His strike rate of a wicket every 16.9 balls also led all bowlers. And he was among the best when it came to exuberant wicket taking celebrations.AB de Villiers led the batsmen, despite playing in just five games because of injury, totalling 353 runs at 88.25, with centuries in successive matches against the West Indies and the Netherlands.A number of South Africans did, however, taste success at the World Cup, with India coach Gary Kirsten and his support staff leading the hosts to the title. Later in the year, Kirsten was appointed coach of the Proteas.Innings’ victoryAmong the other highlights of the year were South Africa’s victory by an innings and 25 runs over India at Centurion. In that match, Morne Morkel knocked over 5 for 20 and Dale Steyn captured 3 for 34 as the Indians mustered only 136 in their first innings.Jacques Kallis then scored a maiden test double century, finishing on 201 not out, while Hashim Amla weighed in with 140 and De Villiers with 129, as South Africa declared on a massive 620 for 4.India fought hard to score 459 in their second innings behind Sachin Tendulkar’s 50th test century, but it wasn’t enough to prevent a comprehensive South African victory.AmazingIn November, one of the most amazing test matches ever took place at Newlands. Batting first, the visitors, Australia, posted 284 all out, thanks to a splendid 151 from captain Michael Clarke.South Africa, in reply, were skittled out for just 96 as only the openers, Jacques Rudolph and Graeme Smith, reached double figures. Shane Watson excelled with the ball, taking 5 for 17.The Aussies began their second innings with a seemingly insurmountable lead of 188 runs. Incredibly, though, they were blasted out for only 47, having at one stage been on 21 for 9! Debutant Vernon Philander finished with figures of 5 for 15, while Morne Morkel took 3 for 9, and Steyn 2 for 23.South Africa then made the pitch look relatively easy, chasing down the victory target for the loss of only two wickets to win the match inside three days. Smith struck 101 not out, while Amla contributed 112.ResultsIn other results, a two-test series against Pakistan in late 2010 was drawn 0-0, the Indian series finished 1-1, as did the Australian series.The Proteas edged a five-match one-day international series against Pakistan 3-2, won 3-2 against India, and lost 2-1 to Australia.The Aussies also beat the Proteas 2-1 in a Twenty20 international series. South Africa won 2-0 against Pakistan in the shortest form of the game and lost their only T20 against India.Player of the YearIn 2011, Jacques Kallis, South Africa’s Player of the Year, passed 12 000 runs in tests, placing him fourth on the all-time list, with a higher average than the three men above him. After a two-test series against Australia, he had also claimed 271 test wickets, good for 28th all time, and fourth on the South African list of wicket takers.With 169 catches, he is also sixth on the all-time list among fielders. Clearly, the term “great” is not misplaced in this instance.Dale Steyn achieved a milestone when he went over the 900 point mark – an achievement similar to the four-minute mile in athletics – in the test bowling rankings.He remains far and away the leading test bowler in the world, a massive 87 points ahead of the man in second place on the list, England fast bowler James Anderson.South African Sports Star of the YearHashim Amla proved to be one of the most popular sportsmen in the country and was voted South African Sports Star of the Year in August.In domestic action, the Cape Cobras won the SuperSport Series four-day competition, while the Knights triumphed in the 40-overs-a-side MTN40.The Cobras added another title in the Standard Bank Pro20 Series, while the Warriors finished runners-up in the Champions League T20, a competition featuring the best T20 provincial teams from around the world.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? 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ECM: What CIOs Are Looking for in 2009

first_imgWhat do CIOs want from their content management systems?A survey by Gartner found that the top three business priorities for CIOs are:– Improve Business Processes– Reduce Enterprise Costs– Improve Enterprise Workforce EffectivenessAnd the top five tactical actions that those CIOs are taking with their Content Management strategies include:– Get people to archive documents in a Document Management System rather than in Email– Eliminate paper in processes– Retain Users and Customers with Content Management– Federate Multiple Content Management Applications– Consider hosting Content Management for tactical deploymentslast_img read more

Intel® Client Manageability Add-on for Microsoft* SMS 2003 version 5.0.1 released

first_imgIntel® Client Manageability Add-on for Microsoft* SMS 2003 version 5.0.1 has been released.Version 5.0.1 contains the following improvements:Check all IPs for site boundariesRead machines from SCS in chunks of 1000The lastest version of the Add-on can be downloaded here.–Matt Royerlast_img

Won’t quit, Games will be best ever: Kalmadi

first_imgCommonwealth Games (CWG) Organising Committee chairman Suresh Kalmadi on Friday ruled out his resignation in the face of allegations of corruption and said that the 2010 event would be the best ever. Speaking to the media after unveiling the medals for CWG, Kalmadi said that all arrangements for the October event would be ready in time.  CWG OC chairman Suresh Kalmadi”There is no question of quitting. We are doing a great job. We will organise the best Games ever,” said Kalmadi, refusing to take moral responsibility for the corruption allegations that have overshadowed the Games. He said he would quit after the Games only if Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and the Indian Olympic Association asked him to. Kalmadi admitted that several stadia had problems. “Some of the venues are still to get ready. We and the Commonwealth Games Federation are looking into it. We hope the stadia will be in tip-top condition very soon,” he said. Kalmadi sought to steer clear of the concerns raised in the CVC report. “The CVC report is on the construction (of stadia) and not on the Organising Committee,” he argued. The Organising Committee chief sought the media’s help to make the Games a success. “The Games are a major responsibility and can’t happen without the media’s support,” he pleaded. India, Kalmadi said, had bright prospects in the Games. “Last time, we got 50 medals and came fourth. This time, we are expecting 70 medals and hope to come at least third,” he said. He informed that the prime minister had allocated Rs 700 crore for the training of players and the “results would show in the medals’ tally”. Lalit Bhanot, secretary general of the Organising Committee, said 5,539 gold, 4,818 silver and 4,529 bronze medals had been ordered for the Games.advertisementlast_img read more

World Cup 2019: Kohli, Dhoni help India to 268-7 against West Indies

first_imgIndian fans before the start of ICC Cricket World Cup match against West Indies at Old Trafford, Manchester, Britain on June 27, 2019   –  Reuters Half-centuries from skipper Virat Kohli and Mahendra Singh Dhoni helped India to 268 for seven against West Indies in a group match of the Cricket World Cup at Old Trafford on Thursday.Opting to bat first, India lost opener Rohit Sharma (18) early but Kohli (72) and opener KL Rahul (48) added 69 runs for the second wicket to steady the innings.Hardik Pandya (46) and Dhoni (56 not out) forged the only other 50-plus partnership in the Indian innings.Kemar Roach was pick of the West Indies bowlers claiming 3-36. Two of his wickets came after West Indies used reviews to overturn original not-out decisions against Rohit and Kedar Jadhav. SHARE June 27, 2019 COMMENT cricket COMMENTS SHARE SHARE EMAIL Indian fans before the start of ICC Cricket World Cup match against West Indies at Old Trafford, Manchester, Britain on June 27, 2019   –  Reuters × Published onlast_img read more

Twitter Reacts to Bob Stoops Retiring from Oklahoma

first_imgLesson here: Don’t take Gundy for granted. Could totally see him pulling a similar move and calling it quits in a few years— PFB_Nate (@PFB_Nate) June 7, 2017 Bob Stoops is retiring before Bill Snyder.I would’ve lost a lot of money on that bet.— Matt Schick (@ESPN_Schick) June 7, 2017 Gundy reacting to the news that Bob Stoops will retire: pic.twitter.com/meMZLOcJVk— Kyle Boone (@PFBoone) June 7, 2017 “We’re six deep at WR and have a potential All-Big 12 RB returning. Our defense is stacked. Bob’s gone. We got OU at home.” pic.twitter.com/pV5c5zbeja— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) June 7, 2017https://twitter.com/PFTCommenter/status/872533154464247809Calling up every OU recruit like pic.twitter.com/A19miu9hb0— Adam Lunt (@AdamLunt817) June 7, 2017 In a stunning move no one saw coming on Wednesday, it was reported that Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops would announce his retirement effective immediately from the university.The 56-year-olds decision was met with shock and awe and some playfulness on Twitter as you might imagine, and we’ve got a roundup of some of the best reactions ready for your viewing pleasure.New king. #okstate pic.twitter.com/M0QEqbt04w— Weston Shepherd (@WShep) June 7, 2017 So jealous of my son right now, who is taking a nap and still living in a world where he thinks Bob Stoops is the head coach at OU.— Royce Young (@royceyoung) June 7, 2017 While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

Bovada Releases New Big 12 Title Odds, OU the Heavy Favorite

first_imgTexas5-1 Kansas State6-1 Iowa State100-1 Las Vegas sportsbook Bovada has released its Big 12 Championship odds for the 2017 football season. Predictably, the two Oklahoma schools topped their list.Here’s how it looks. Texas Tech50-1 Oklahoma5-6 TCU12-1 AdChoices广告Last year at this time, Bovada gave Oklahoma State 5-1 odds which tied TCU for second best. Oklahoma was given 2-3 odds in the summer of 2016, making the Sooners slightly less of a favorite this year than they were a year ago. You remember, when they had the program’s winningest coach and three NFL players returning. There’s a lot of confidence in a first-time CEO and an offense with a bunch of questions.Oklahoma State earns a little more juice from Vegas with their own slew of returning skill players and a senior record-setting QB. Their odd year home schedule that brings Oklahoma, Kansas State and TCU to Stillwater probably helps as well.And how about all the Texas love?West Virginia might be a value bet at 20-1. If Will Grier can live up to the spring game hype, he may be the best QB Dana’s coached since Brandon Weeden. Tony Gibson always finds a way to field a decent-to-good defense. Speaking of defense, TCU might be good if Kenny Trill can be a lot more Jekyll and a lot less Hyde. We also don’t know how much they will miss Doug Meacham who’s up in Lawrence trying to teach the Jayhawks offense where the end zone is.Kansas State will probably beat one of the Oklahoma schools and scare the other. Of course, a lot depends on how much you’re sold on Jesse Ertz. Scratch that. They’ll run out their third-string punter to take snaps against OSU and he’ll throw for two TDs and run for one.At the bottom, it gets ugly. Kansas may not finish last in the conference this year. It’s possible. Texas Tech might be historically bad. I think Iowa State could win four conference games this year. That’s more of an indictment on the lower half of the league than Cyclone love.A lot can change over a summer and into the fall. There will be at least one surprise team and one that stumbles out of the gate. And don’t forget that Oklahoma State plays in Ames on 11/11. So knock on wood, find your rabbit’s foot and be careful with that mirror.And then go put all your money down on OU.(reverse jinxes forever).center_img Kansas500-1 Oklahoma State3-1 TeamOdds Baylor33-1 West Virginia20-1 While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

100 Days of Summer: Get to Know No. 13 Tyron Johnson

first_imgAnd to make defenders miss. Imagine Porter is the field umpire and the two are in a phone booth.Role in 2017Trying to limit any one of four or five of OSU’s receivers to a specific role would prove futile at this point — and probably at any point this season. This a collective — full of star power and athleticism and whose biggest strength is its ability to keep defenses guessing and in turn defensive coordinators up at night.James Washington may go off for five catches and 105 yards and Jalen McCleskey will grab eight for 78. One game Tyron Johnson will go four for 100, the next he may go two for 15. You may have four or five receivers lead the team in receiving yards on a Saturday-to-Saturday basis.And Johnson sees the crowded wideout group as a blessing, not a curse.“That’s something any receiver looks for,” Johnson said. “One-on-one coverage, I mean, you gotta make a play. We’ve got a lot of great receivers. I don’t if you’ll be able to double any. We got Chris Lacy, Marcell Ateman, Stoner. We got Jalen McCleskey. We’ve got James Washington. I mean, so many guys, pick your poison.“You wanna double him or you wanna double him? Somebody’s going to be one-on-one.”Noteworthy stats and highlightsYou want more film of Tyron, don’t you? Okay, here you go.In rare back-to-back passing plays by LSU, Johnson got to show off his speed. Note: SEC people apparently don’t love offense or celebrations. Down 18 in the first half? That’s how OSU has won most of its games over the past three years. And here’s a look at his ball skills. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. With just 13 days until the season opener against Tulsa, it’s time to look at maybe the most hyped OSU receiver since Dez. Will he live up to it?How he got to OSUTyron Johnson was the No. 2-rated wide receiver in the class of 2015 according to Rivals and a consensus five-star recruit. Oklahoma State was one of his top schools but he ultimately decided to stay close to home and enrolled at LSU.After appearing in nine games as a true freshman — but making just nine total catches — Johnson decided to look for a new home where his talents could be better utilized. He talked to Kyle Porter recently about what made Oklahoma State his obvious choice.AdChoices广告“I can’t catch enough balls in this offense,” said Johnson. “We throw the ball around all day in practice. Routes on air. Routes against defense. All day we’re catching the ball.“It’s a great transition for me and a great switch for me. More balls get thrown around and more opportunities.”To his point, Johnson left an LSU offense that threw the ball 277 times for 2,158 yards and 13 TDs his freshman year for an Oklahoma State offense that threw it 517 times for 4,591 yards and 35 scores that same year. LSU ranked 101st in passing offense at 190.1 yards per game while Oklahoma State ranked 9th at 323.9 yards per game.What he’s done in StillwaterMostly? Wait. Well, wait and absolutely destroy people as part of OSU’s scout team. Johnson transferred to OSU during the 2016 preseason but due NCAA rules was forced to sit out last year. Since he played as a true freshman in Baton Rouge, 2016 was essentially a redshirt year, leaving Mike Gundy possibly set for No. 1 receiver for the next three years.But throw out all the hyperbole. Toss the Odell-Beckham-Jerry-Rice reincarnation theories. The Dez Bryant comparisons, the recruiting stars. What has Johnson actually done? What makes us so sure he’s not just the third-best or fourth-best receiver on OSU’s roster? That still probably makes him No. 1 on half the teams in the Big 12.In a limited sample size — and in an offense that didn’t exactly fit his strengths — Johnson showed glimpses of his playmaking ability in 2015. Of his nine catches, six of which went for at least 10 yards. He also showed the ability to win the one-on-one battles.last_img read more

10 months agoEx-ref Clattenburg: Man City defender Kompany lucky not to see red

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Ex-ref Clattenburg: Man City defender Kompany lucky not to see redby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Premier League referee Mark Clattenburg says Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany was lucky not to be sent off in victory over Liverpool.Writing for the Daily Mail, Clattenburg opined: “Vincent Kompany was lucky not to be sent off for his challenge on Liverpool’s Mo Salah.”In defence of referee Anthony Taylor, he does not have the luxury of slowing the action down and reviewing the incident — and in moments such as this, that is sometimes what you need to be 100 per cent sure, because everything happens so quickly.”On watching the replay, it is easy to make a case for a red card, because it is clear Kompany lunges with a straight leg and his studs showing.”The Belgian knew he had to make that type of tackle because Salah would have been away and one-on-one with the goalkeeper. A referee should consider all such factors.”Salah, meanwhile, is very lucky his foot was not planted in the turf, because that challenge could have caused him serious injury.” last_img read more