Falcao fires Monaco to brink of French title

first_imgMonaco lead the reigning champions by three points — and have a game in hand against Saint-Etienne on Wednesday — ahead of next weekend’s final round of matches, but their vastly superior goal difference all but guarantees them an eighth French league crown.“Before the match we needed four points. Now we need just one,” said Jardim, with the Portuguese leaving nothing to chance. “We’ll keep working hard until the end. On Wednesday we need to pick up the points to win the title.“We had to be careful (against Lille) and we were. Paris scored five goals and aren’t giving up. I’m asking for one final effort on Wednesday.”Falcao calmed any lingering nerves by handing Monaco the perfect start at the Stade Louis II when he headed in unmarked from Thomas Lemar’s left-wing cross after just six minutes.Kylian Mbappe tormented the Lille defence as he wriggled past Franck Beria to set up Silva for a simple tap-in on the stroke of half-time, with the teenager teeing up Falcao for his second on 69 minutes.Junior Alonso then turned a Lemar cross beyond Lille goalkeeper Mike Maignan late on as Monaco put their midweek Champions League semi-final defeat to Juventus behind them in convincing fashion.Edinson Cavani climbed up to 35 league goals this term with a brace as PSG demolished Saint-Etienne, ending the hosts’ outside shot of qualifying for the Europa League.– ‘Not enough this year’ –Lucas also scored twice for Unai Emery’s men while Julian Draxler added a fifth, but the capital club’s four-year reign in France is effectively over with just next Saturday’s visit of Caen to come.Paris Saint-Germain’s midfielder Lucas (R) is congratuled by teamat forward Edinson Cavani after scoring a goal on May 14, 2017 © AFP / PHILIPPE DESMAZES“Monaco have had a great season but they’re not yet mathematically champions,” said Emery, although his side’s goal difference of plus-56 trails well behind Monaco’s 73.“Congratulations to Monaco for the work they’ve done. This competition is good for French football,” he added. “With the number of points we have we could have been champions, but it’s not enough this year with the competition from Monaco.”Nice suffered a first home defeat of the campaign as goals from Angers skipper Cheikh Ndoye and Karl Toko Ekambi secured a 2-0 victory at the Allianz Riviera, while Marseille remain in control of their European destiny following a 1-1 draw at Bordeaux.Uruguay international Diego Rolan grabbed an early opener for Bordeaux, but Bafetimbi Gomis hit his 19th goal of the season to keep fifth-place Marseille a point ahead of the home side.Lyon bounced back from the pain of Thursday’s agonising Europa League last-four exit against Ajax with a 3-1 triumph at Montpellier, Alexandre Lacazette netting twice after Nabil Fekir’s opening goal.Dijon pulled clear of the relegation play-off place with a 2-0 win over Nancy, who dropped to the foot of the table following Bastia’s 2-0 victory over fellow strugglers Lorient.Caen also remain in a relegation scrap as a 1-0 home defeat to Rennes left them just a point clear of the bottom three.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Monaco’s forward Radamel Falcao celebrates after scoring a goal against Lille at the Louis II Stadium in Monaco on May 14, 2017 © AFP / Yann COATSALIOUPARIS, France, May 15 – Radamel Falcao scored twice as Monaco strode to within a point of the Ligue 1 title after Sunday’s 4-0 home win over Lille left them on the verge of dethroning Paris Saint-Germain.The Colombian striker netted either side of a Bernardo Silva goal before Junior Alonso bundled into his own net as Monaco reeled off a 10th straight league victory, although PSG’s 5-0 rout of Saint-Etienne prevented Leonardo Jardim’s side from officially securing the title.last_img read more

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Paoli Baseball Team in Crash Saturday in Shoals

first_imgFour people were injured in a crash on US 150 Saturday afternoon that involved the Paoli High School baseball team. At approximately 5:20 P.M., Bart C. Drew, 41, Washington, was traveling westbound on US Highway 150 in his black Chevrolet Trailblazer. After passing Panhandle Road, Drew lost control of his Chevrolet in the curve due to the wet roadway and collided with a 15 passenger Ford bus.The bus, driven by Jeremy S. Ashley, 37, Paoli, belonged to the Paoli Community School Corporation and was carrying Ashley, a coach, and six members of the Paoli High School baseball team.Drew was extracted from his vehicle by the Shoals Fire Department and was airlifted to University of Louisville Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.Drew’s two passengers, Chase, 15, and Grace, 9, both suffered minor injuries and were transported to Memorial Hospital in Jasper.Connor Blair, 17, Paoli, suffered minor injuries as a passenger on the bus. He was transported to IU Health in Paoli.The crash remains under investigation. Indiana State Police were assisted by West Baden Police, Martin County Sheriff’s Department, Shoals Fire Department, IU Health and Martin County EMS.Investigating Officer: Trooper Stephen Sexton, Reconstructionist: Sergeant Philip Hensleylast_img read more

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Operation BackPacks now underway

first_imgWith summer now here, Operation BackPacks is in full swing, helping make sure families will be ready for the new school year.Now in its 18th year, the program aims to provide local children with a new backpack full of grade-appropriate school supplies.With support from Giant Tiger, Women United and numerous other local organizations and businesses, Operation BackPacks strives to serve every child and family in need throughout Chatham-Kent.Community members or organizations looking to support the program are able to do so by donating supplies, money or time.Every $25 ensures a child receives the supplies needed for a successful school year.The program requires volunteers to help pack and distribute supplies during the last week of August. To get involved, contact the United Way at 519-354-0430, or follow the links on OperationBackPacksCK.ca.Parents or guardians who need a backpack for their child are able request one online at OperationBackPacksCK.ca, or by calling the United Way. The last day for referral submissions is Friday, Aug. 16.For more information, contact [email protected]last_img read more

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Disney Confirms Opening Season for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge on Both Coasts

first_imgFor those who don’t know, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will include two attractions. The first is a an ride featuring the Millennium Falcon where you will actually be able to pilot it. During the second attraction, Guests will find themselves in a battle between the resistance and the First Order.The hard part is now, is all the speculation on the largest single-themed land expansions ever. When will these lands actually open? While I have my own theories, we’re just going to have to wait to find out more in the future. Share This!Last night, via the Disney Parks Blog, Disney confirmed the opening season for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and it was what we had been suspecting.As had been previously thought, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will open first on the west coast at the Disneyland Resort in the summer of 2019. Then, a few months later, the new land will open at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in the late fall of 2019.In addition, Disney also shared a great glimpse at the new land through this trailer:last_img read more

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Liveblog: Roma-Gladbach, Celtic-Lazio

first_img Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/ Join us for all the build-up and action as it happens from the Europa League, as Roma host Borussia Monchengladbach and Lazio visit Celtic. If you are on a mobile device or tablet, then follow the Liveblog HERE. We begin at 17.55 UK time (16.55 GMT) at the Stadio Olimpico, where Roma push through an epic injury crisis to take on Borussia Monchengladbach. The Germans might be joint top of the Bundesliga, but they are struggling so far in Europe this season. At 20.00 UK time (19.00 GMT), Lazio pay a visit to Glasgow’s iconic Celtic Park and need a good result to keep their Europa League ambitions alive. Celtic dropped down into this tournament after losing the Champions League preliminary round.last_img read more

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Liverani: ‘On the right path’

first_imgLecce boss Fabio Liverani believes the club is on the right path in order to avoid relegation. “We want to change negative opinions.” The Salentini have drawn four of their last five games and sit 16th in Serie A, but the former Lazio player is happy with what he’s seeing from the team. “We’ve played good games. We want to change the opinions of those who have said negative things about us,” he told Sportitalia. “We are on the right path to avoiding relegation. We must continue like this. The last five games of the year will give us an indication of where we are as a team and what we need to do on the transfer market.” Liverani has been in charge of the Pugliese side since September 2017 and secured promotion to Serie A last season, finishing second in Serie B behind Brescia. Lecce host Cagliari at the Stadio Via del Mare on Sunday evening. Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/last_img read more

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Polo: Tarun Sirohi helps Cavalry-USPA lift Baroda Cup

first_imgTarun Sirohi exhibited great stick work as he slammed four goals to guide Cavalry-USPA to a 6-5 win over Jindal Cavalry in the final of the Baroda Cup at the Jaipur Polo ground in New Delhi on Sunday.Cavalry-USPA took a 1-0 lead at the end of the first chukker and held on to the lead throughout the match, although Jindal Cavalry always kept them on their toes. In the fast-paced final, Sirohi opened the account for Cavalry-USPA in the first chukker and then followed it up with another in the third.Just as Jindal Cavalry threatened to make a comeback in the fourth and final to ensure that the efforts of the rival came to naught. Bhupendra Singh and Samir Suhag scored a goal each for the winners.Jindal Cavalry’s Navjit Singh Sandhu played some really exciting strokes, and time and again came out with some brilliant stick work. Sandhu scored three goals to keep alive the interest in the match as it headed for an exciting finish.Ravi Rathore opened the account for Jindal Cavalry and then Sandhu converted a 30-yard penalty, but their joy was short-lived with Samir Suhag again taking Cavalry-USPA ahead with a 40-yard penalty in the third chukker.Heading into the fourth and final 3 lead but a couple of goals from Sandhu put paid to all the hopes that Jindal Cavalry may have had of making a match out of it. In the dying moments of the match, Jindal Cavalry did get a 30- yard penalty shot, which was converted by Naveen Jindal, but that was too little and too late for them.advertisementPrincess Asha Raje Gaekwad of Baroda distributed the prizes. Mare Boozie was adjudged the best Polo Pony of the match.Scorers for Cavalry-USPA: Tarun Sirohi (4), Samir Suhag (1), Bhupendra Singh (1). Scorers for Jindal-Cavalry: Navjit Singh Sandhu (3), Ravi Rathore (1), Naveen Jindal (1)last_img read more

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9 months agoWolves boss Nuno: No cap for January signings

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Wolves boss Nuno: No cap for January signingsby Freddie Taylor9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo is not putting a cap on the number of signings the club will make this month.The Black Country club are still working on a deal to bring Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham, currently on loan at Aston Villa, to Molineux.But Nuno has hinted that that they might not be the only deal they complete this month.”There are no numbers,” he said.”It’s a squad and a shape you have, and you have to make the balance of who you have and what you want to build regarding the future.”It’s about who has made things well and we keep counting on, some other players not.”You have to make decisions. This is how we work, but there are no numbers.”It’s not about the system, it’s about the quality of the players.”A player can play in another system and be good for us.” last_img read more

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Photo: DeMarcus Cousins Shares Text Conversation He Had With Nik Stauskas After Former Michigan Star Was Traded

first_imgDeMarcus Cousins hangs with Warriors teammate Kevin Durant.LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 10: Kevin Durant (L) #35 and DeMarcus Cousins #0 of the Golden State Warriors share a laugh as they sit on a baseline during their preseason game against the Los Angeles Lakers at T-Mobile Arena on October 10, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Lakers defeated the Warriors 123-113. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)Nik Stauskas spent just one season in Sacramento, Calif., but it was a pretty entertaining one. There was the creation of his own hot sauce, “Sauce Castillo,” the “popcorning” of his apartment, the bet he made with Draymond Green, and a lot more. The former Michigan star is off to Philadelphia, as part of a trade the Kings made to open up some cap space. DeMarcus Cousins, the Kings’ best player, shared (and later deleted) the text conversation he had with Stauskas after the trade was made public. It’s a pretty cool insight into the life of an NBA player. We’re not sure why Cousins opted to delete the Instagram post, but it’s nice to see the Kings’ big man wish his former teammate well in Philadelphia.last_img read more

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Ohio State’s Eli Apple Claims The Atlanta Falcons Asked Him If He Likes Men

first_imgEli Apple talks about how the Atlanta Falcons asked if he likes men.eli apple asked if he likes menIt’s well-documented that coaches of NFL teams come up with some strange questions to ask NFL Combine participants. Ohio State’s Eli Apple may have been asked the strangest of all.Friday morning, Apple, appearing on CSN Philly’s The 700 Level, revealed that a coach on the Atlanta Falcons staff asked him if he likes men. Here’s the quote, via CSN Philly:“The Falcons coach, one of the coaches, was like, ‘So do you like men?’ It was like the first thing he asked me. It was weird. I was just like, ‘no.’ He was like, ‘if you’re going to come to Atlanta, sometimes that’s how it is around here, you’re going to have to get used to it.’ I guess he was joking but they just ask most of these questions to see how you’re going to react.” The Falcons, for the record, have already released a statement on the matter. In it, they apologize to Apple.You can see video below. Apple at first isn’t sure whether to answer the question truthfully – but obviously, he does.Your browser does not support iframes.Clearly, this isn’t a good look for either the Falcons or the NFL. We’ll see if there is any more fallout.last_img read more

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