Ilicic given two-match ban

first_imgRoma have been fined €30,000 for ‘territorial discrimination’ chants against Napoli, while Atalanta’s Josip Ilicic receives a two-match ban. The Disciplinary Commission also imposed a partial stadium ban on a sector of the Hellas Verona crowd where racist abuse was clearly audible towards Brescia striker Mario Balotelli. With the same rules, Roma are fined €30,000 and have been put on a warning for a stadium ban after repeated chants of ‘territorial discrimination’ towards Neapolitans. This anti-Southern sentiment is treated the same way in Italy as racism and the game was stopped for several minutes while Roma captain Edin Dzeko urged the fans to stop, a gesture that lowered the punishment Roma would otherwise have received. Meanwhile, the Disciplinary Commission gave Atalanta player Ilicic a two-match ban for unsporting behaviour, as he was sent off for kicking out at an opponent with a reaction foul during the 2-0 defeat to Cagliari. It means Ilicic will miss games against Sampdoria and Juventus. Brescia forward Alessandro Matri was suspended for one game and fined €15,000 for insulting the referee. There are also one-match bans for Roma defender Mert Cetin, SPAL defender Igor and Sassuolo midfielder Pedro Obiang. Bologna director Riccardo Bigon was given a two-game touchline ban and €10,000 fine for insulting the referee. 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

Line-ups: Milan v Napoli

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/ Milan are forced to make changes with Giacomo Bonaventura and Lucas Biglia, while Napoli use Hirving Lozano with Lorenzo Insigne, but Suso pulled out in the warm-up. It kicks off at San Siro at 17.00 GMT. You can follow all the build-up and action as it happens from this game and Torino-Inter on the LIVEBLOG. The Rossoneri are struggling in the bottom half of the table, as although performances have slightly improved under Stefano Pioli, they have still lost three of their last four games. Their biggest problem is scoring goals, finding the net only three times in four rounds. Krzysztof Piatek retains his spot upfront, but Jack Bonaventura is picked ahead of Rafael Leao to replace the suspended Hakan Calhanoglu. Suso was in the starting XI, but pulled out during the warm-up with a stomach problem, making way for Ante Rebic. Ismael Bennacer also sits out a ban, so Lucas Biglia comes in, again freezing out Franck Kessie. Andrea Conti gets a rare start at right-back and Mateo Musacchio returns from injury, but Samu Castillejo, Ricardo Rodriguez, Leo Duarte and Fabio Borini are out. Napoli have been in a crisis of their own making, as on top of stuttering results that left them in seventh place, they’re also in-fighting to an unprecedented degree. Just before the break for international duty, the squad rebelled against club orders to go into a training retreat. They were booed off the pitch following the 0-0 draw with Genoa, are without a win in four rounds and President Aurelio De Laurentiis has promised huge fines to punish the mutineers. The players and coach Carlo Ancelotti were also banned from speaking to the media. Arkadiusz Milik, Mario Rui, Lorenzo Tonelli and Faouzi Ghoulam joined Kevin Malcuit on the treatment table. Kostas Manolas is only on the bench after his rib injury, with Chucky Lozano and Lorenzo Insigne upfront. It moves Piotr Zielinski to the left flank, dropping Dries Mertens to the bench. Napoli have lost only one of their last 16 Serie A encounters with Milan, winning nine and drawing six. That outlier was a 2-0 result in December 2014. A home defeat would be historic, because Milan have never lost eight of their opening 13 Serie A games in a single season. These are the two clubs who have performed worst compared to last term, as Napoli have 19 points (28 at this stage last season) and Milan 13 (21). Milan: G Donnarumma; Conti, Musacchio, Romagnoli, Theo Hernandez; Paqueta, Biglia, Krunic; Rebic, Piatek, Bonaventura Milan bench: Reina, A Donnarumma, Calabria, Leao, Caldara, Gabbia, Kessie, Brescianini, D Maldini Napoli: Meret; Di Lorenzo, Maksimovic, Koulibaly, Hysaj; Callejon, Allan, Elmas, Zielinski; Lozano, Insigne Napoli bench: Ospina, Karnezis, Fabian Ruiz, Llorente, Luperto, Mertens, Younes, Manolas, Gaetano Ref: Orsatolast_img read more

Curry, Thompson find their touch as Warriors beat T-Wolves

first_imgView comments Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Draymond Green posted another balanced effort with seven points, six rebounds, six assists and two blocks for the Warriors, who played without NBA Finals MVP Durant as he nursed a bruised left thigh.Andre Iguodala started in place of Durant, and the 2015 Finals MVP scored a season-high 11 points. The Warriors notched a season-best quarter with 44 points in the third to pull away after leading 51-50 at halftime.“I actually kind of like these games when we have to sit somebody,” Kerr said. “We have so much talent, we can afford to miss one of our main guys. It’s good for the team, it’s good for morale, it’s good for individual development, and it forces the group to play together when you’re missing one of your main guys.”Andrew Wiggins scored 17 points and Karl-Anthony Towns had 16 points and 12 rebounds as the Timberwolves had their five-game winning streak snapped.This marked the first regular-season matchup between the teams after they played a pair of exhibition games in China last month.ADVERTISEMENT Palace: Robredo back to ‘groping with a blind vision’ Despite more injuries, Celtics beat LA for 10th straight win The Fatted Calf and Ayutthaya: New restos worth the drive to Tagaytay Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ MOST READ Warriors great Al Attles returned to Oracle Arena one day after his 81st birthday and the entire arena sang “Happy Birthday” during the second quarter as Attles waved and smiled. A former player, coach and general manager of the team — he was part of Wilt Chamberlain’s 100-point game — he had missed a night honoring him Oct. 27.FUNNY MOMENTWhen Kerr announced pregame that Iguodala would replace Durant, he stopped and instructed everyone they could tweet out the news before he resumed the media session.“Is everybody ready to tweet?” he said.Then, he began clipping his fingernails and said the media could let him know when ready to proceed.“Hang on, I’ve got a troublesome cuticle,” he quipped.TIP-INSTimberwolves: Minnesota missed all eight of its 3-pointers in the opening period and its first 11 overall before Nemanja Bjelica hit the Timberwolves’ first make from deep at the 7:24 mark of the second quarter. … The T-Wolves lost a third straight and 17th in 22 on Golden State’s home floor.Warriors: Golden State had its fourth 40-point quarter of the season. … The Warriors blocked nine shots, their 11th time in 12 games with at least seven swats. … Six different bench players scored at least six points, Nick Young with 12 and David West 10. … Young had five assists and four steals. … Golden State had 37 assists.UP NEXTTimberwolves: At Phoenix on Saturday night.Warriors: Look to beat Philadelphia for a ninth straight time overall and sixth in a row at home Saturday night. After 30 years, Johnlu Koa still doing ‘hard-to-make’ quality breads Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry, left, drives the ball up court around Draymond Green (23) during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)OAKLAND, Calif. — Steve Kerr will never wish for a star player to sit injured as Kevin Durant did against Minnesota on Wednesday night.The Golden State coach sure saw a lot of encouraging signs from many in his supporting cast to pick up the slack with the NBA Finals MVP nursing a bruised left thigh.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Malditas save PH from shutout LATEST STORIES It’s the first time the teams faced off each atop their respective divisions. Only three times previously had they played both with records of .500 or above.“We got humbled tonight,” Minnesota’s Taj Gibson said. “That’s the kind of level we want to get to, the way they’re playing over there.”Thompson shot 11 for 20 overall and 6 of 12 from long range. Omri Casspi added 13 points, three blocks and two steals.Golden State had to overcome another cold start on offense, shooting 8 for 22 in the first quarter — 4 of10 on 3s. Two days earlier in a win against Miami, the Warriors shot 36.8 percent and 11 of 32 from beyond the arc.CAUTION WITH DURANTDurant categorized his injury as “nothing too serious.” He said he hurt the quadriceps muscle the first play of the game against the Heat on Monday.“If this were a playoff game, he’d be playing, but it’s not, so it makes perfect sense to give him tonight off,” Kerr said. “We have a couple more nights before our next game. He should be fine I would think by then.”KD hopes to play Saturday against the 76ers.“Probably, we’ll see,” he said.ATTLES RETURNS Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MRT 7 on track for partial opening in 2021 ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games The good ol’ standbys did their share of dazzling, too.Klay Thompson scored 28 points with six 3-pointers, Stephen Curry had 22 points, eight assists and eight rebounds, and the Warriors beat the Timberwolves 125-101 for their fifth straight win.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingEven without injured KD, the defending champs began to look like their dominant selves behind another strong defensive performance.“Five guys helping and communicating, talking, it was a thing of beauty tonight,” Curry said of the defense.last_img read more

ONE: Yamaguchi eyes quick revenge vs Filipino bet Iniong

first_imgHotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games NBA: Coach Lue defends LeBron’s heavy minutes Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Fatted Calf and Ayutthaya: New restos worth the drive to Tagaytay MRT 7 on track for partial opening in 2021 MOST READ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ LATEST STORIES “My image of the last match was Gina getting some points with her boxing, and me with my ground game,” she stated “It was back and forth, but all of my team thought I won.”Both fighters have vastly improved since their last match and Yamaguchi is well aware of Iniong’s power.“Gina has a really good right hand she throws, and she is strong and physical. I am better with the ground game and improved more in my boxing skills compared to our previous match,” she said.Yamaguchi is confident enough to guarantee that this time, she will get her hands raised in victory.“It is going to end early. It will be a clear finish by me. It is going to be a knockout,” she said.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img After 30 years, Johnlu Koa still doing ‘hard-to-make’ quality breads View comments PHOTO FROM ONE CHAMPIONSHIPSINGAPORE—It may not have been the title match she had initially prepared for, but Mei Yamaguchi’s upcoming bout against Filipino fighter Gina Iniong was something she had hoped to happen again a long time.The last time these two fighters met in 2014, Yagamuchi went home with the seventh loss—a split decision—of her career.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Now the Japanese martial artist  gets a shot at revenge when they clash in ONE: Immortal Pursuit on Friday at Singapore Indoor stadium here.“I was glad that Gina answered ‘yes’ to the match on the Singapore card with me,” said Yamaguchi. “I have always looked for a chance for revenge. It is the perfect moment.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingYamaguchi was supposed to challenge ONE Atomweight Champion Angela Lee for the belt, but the Singaporean star met a car accident two weeks before their scheduled title fight.Iniong, a native of Baguio City, was tapped a replacement just 14 days after her last bout in Manila, but she is ready as ever to try to repeat over one of the top Atomweight fighters in the continent. Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Malditas save PH from shutoutlast_img read more

Starry birthday bash for king of romance

first_imgSaturday night saw a gala ‘ party with Karan’, as Bollywood director- producer Karan Johar threw a star- studded bash to ring in his 42nd birthday in Mumbai.Alia Bhatt and Sonam Kapoor looked stunning at the birthday bash.Hosted at his residence, cinema’s biggies were in full attendance, adding to the excitement of the celebration. Celebrities posed for the paparazzi as they entered the building. On the occasion, many ‘ new’ friends and faces pose at the ‘ it’ party of the season.Surprisingly, old time pals Shahrukh Khan and wife Gauri were missing from the do, possibly due to the growing rift over actor Salman Khan warming up to KJo over the recent past.Bipasha Basu poses with boyfriend Harman Baweja.Meanwhile, Koffee with Karan season 4 guests Aamir Khan and wife Kiran Rao were spotted entering the party hand- in- hand. While Khan stuck to his typical style of a T- shirt with jeans, sneakers and Chaplin hat, Rao sported a silver dress.Other couples to join the fanfare included Riteish Deshmukh and Genelia D’Souza, Sonali Bendre and Goldie Behl, and Bipasha Basu and Harman Baweja. While Vidya Balan and Siddharth Roy Kapur’s doting entrance quelled rumours of tension brewing between them, the relationship- status of actor Kunal Kapoor and Naina, neice of Big B.last_img read more

Karbonn Titanium S25 Klick budget smartphone now available online at Rs. 7,650

first_imgHome grown manufacturer, Karbonn is all set to introduce a new budget smartphone in its Titanium range of devices. The Karbonn Titanium S25 Klick smartphone is now available for grabs via an online retailer at a price tag of Rs. 7,650. There is no official listing by Karbonn yet, however, we believe the company will make an official announcement regarding the budget device in the days to come.Let’s take a look at the specifications of the said device. The Karbonn Titanium S25 Klick smartphone features a 5-inch HD display with a 720×1280 pixels resolution. It is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core processor (unknown chipset) processor with no word on RAM as well. It comes with 8GB of internal storage expandable up to 32GB via microSD card. It sports a 13MP rear camera with LED flash and a 5MP front-facing snapper. The device runs Android 4.4 KitKat out-of-the-box. Connectivity options on the device include: 3G, GPRS/ EDGE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, FM Radio, Micro-USB, and Bluetooth. It decks in a 2000mAh battery.Very recently, Karbonn launched two new budget devices in the Indian market: the Titanium S4 Plus and Titanium S6. Both the devices are available via online retailers at a price tag of Rs. 3,999 and Rs. 7,800, respectively.last_img read more

Strong combination

first_imgIndia’s Test cricketers, mentally battered and physically drained after their tribulations in Pakistan, take on a ‘virgin’ West Indies team this week in the first Test at Bombay. As expected, the selectoral broom has swept Bishen Singh Bedi out of the captaincy. The newly appointed skipper, 29-year-old Sunil Gavaskar, is,,India’s Test cricketers, mentally battered and physically drained after their tribulations in Pakistan, take on a ‘virgin’ West Indies team this week in the first Test at Bombay.As expected, the selectoral broom has swept Bishen Singh Bedi out of the captaincy. The newly appointed skipper, 29-year-old Sunil Gavaskar, is, of course, no spring chicken. He has been vice-captain since 1974 and once captained India to victory in a Test against New Zealand in 1976. This winter’s six-Test rubber will give him an opportunity to prove his mettle as captain of a demoralized team that has lost three consecutive Test series (against England, Australia and Pakistan).The West Indians even without their Packerites, are a strong combination. Besides captain Kalicharran, they have promising young batsmen like Greenidge, Gomes and Williams. Larry Gomes, 25, in his short five Test career has already hit two centuries – both against Australia.Alvin Greenidge, 22, is a tall, upright right-handed opener whose hard-hitting style is reminiscent of his two namesakes – Gordon Greenidge and Geoff Greenidge (the former now plays for Packer while the latter only recently lost his place in the West Indies team). Williams, 29, also a right-handed opening batsman, scored a fine century on debut against Australia earlier this year and insiders in the Windies camp expect him to be the surprise of the tour.On Indian wickets, of course, cricket is as the Americans would say, a very different ball game. The dusty Madras and Delhi pitches will give the Indian spinners an added edge. For their part the West Indies have quantity but not quality in spin. Left-armer Jumadeen and off-breaker Parry are the experienced spinners in the side, but they have just 38 Test wickets between them. And the other left-arm-off-spin duo, Shiv-naraine and Brown, have a collective haul of one Test wicket.Pace Attack: The West Indian pace bowling, traditionally their most potent weapon, wears a healthier look. Bombay’s Wankhede Stadium is no fast bowlers’ paradise. But the West indies have enough firepower to give the top-order Indian batsmen a few, though not too many, nasty moments.The tall, bow-legged, 33-year-old Van-burn Holder, a veteran of 34 Tests and 101 wickets, will spearhead the Windies pace attack. Marshall, a tall and slim Barbadian has tremendous potential. At 20, he is the baby of the team and regarded by the Win dies as an investment for the future.Philip, 29, who bears an uncanny stylistic resemblance to Keith Boyce, is an all-rounder who can turn the course of a match with a flurry of sixes or a sudden hat-trick. The speediest of the Win dies pace quartet is another Barbadian, 23-year-old Clarke. He ripped through the Australians in the third Test at Georgetown last season, taking six wickets.How will the Indians fare against this inexperienced, yet potentially dangerous, bowling attack? As a captain, Gavaskar has the combativeness so necessary to survive in the jungle of modern cricket as well as one of the sharpest cricketing minds in the country. Whether the additional strain of captaincy will affect his batting is a point of crucial importance and one which will have a large bearing on the series.advertisementlast_img read more