United heartbreaker!

first_imgMANCHESTER, England (AP): In one of the most entertaining matches of the English Premier League, Manchester United squandered a two-goal lead, went back in front through an exquisite 79th-minute shot from Wayne Rooney and then conceded a 90th-minute goal to draw at Newcastle 3-3 yesterday. “It feels like a defeat,” said Louis Van Gaal, whose side slipped to sixth. “We have given it away.” A positive for United was the performance of Rooney, who scored twice, set up the other goal by Jesse Lingard, and put in an impressive all-round performance. Goals by Georginio Wijnal-dum and Aleksandar Mitrovic, also from a penalty, brought Newcastle level from 0-2 down. With seconds left of regulation time, United failed to clear, and Paul Dummett advanced from left back to fire in a fierce shot from the edge of the area that deflected into the top corner. “It is the best feeling in the world,” the Newcastle-born Dummett said. Last-place Aston Villa collected their first win since the opening day, beating Crystal Palace 1-0 courtesy of a goalkeeping error by Wayne Hennessey. Also, West Ham came from behind to beat Bournemouth 3-1, with Enner Valencia scoring twice, and fit-again playmaker Dimitri Payet scoring the other goal for the visitors. West Ham moved into fifth place, above Man United.last_img read more

Filipino bets Carlo Biado, Johann Chua enter WPA Players Championship semis

first_imgCarlo Biado in the inaugural WPA Players Championship. Photo from WPA website (wpapool.com).MANILA, Philippines— A possibility of an All-Filipino final in the WPA Players Championship looms after Filipino cue artists Carlo Biado and Johann Chua entered the semifinals of the inaugural tournament in Las Vegas.Both players face Taiwanese competitors in the semifinal with Biado facing off against Chang Yu Lung and Chua tangling with 2015 US Open champion Kevin Cheng.ADVERTISEMENT Chua survived another thrilling encounter, overcoming Greece’s Nick Malaj for a come from behind 10-9 win in overtime of the round of 16. He easily beat Vietnam’s Duong Quoc Hoang, 7-3, to book a ticket in the final four.World no. 3 Biado, meanwhile, also needed the extra time to beat Yang Ching Shun of Taiwan, 8-6, in the round of 16 before tripping USA’s Shane Van Boening with a convincing 7-4 win to advance.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsEarlier, Chang ousted another Filipino bet James Aranas, 8-6 then knocked out hall of famer Ralf Souquet, 7-5, to advance to the semi.The semifinal will be played in a race to nine, alternate break format. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LATEST STORIES Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte MOST READ Grizzlies’ Kyle Anderson undergoes surgery on right shoulder DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles03:47Tropical Depression ‘Quiel’ enters PAR00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss View comments Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Premier League: Riyad Mahrez rescues point for Leicester in 1-1 draw with West Brom

first_imgRiyad Mahrez rescued a point for Leicester City who came from behind to draw 1-1 with West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League on Monday, as both teams’ search for a first league win in almost two months continued.The Algerian cancelled out Nacer Chadli’s stunning free kick with his first league goal of the season to make sure the points were shared at the King Power Stadium.Each side’s last Premier League win came in August and so both were looking to kick start their season after the international break.The first half passed by largely without incident, with only Danny Simpson drawing a good save from West Brom’s Boaz Myhill, who was featuring in his first league game since April 2016.The second period started more energetically, with Jamie Vardy being awarded a foul after colliding at full speed just outside the area with the on-rushing Myhill.It was the visitors who broke the deadlock, however, with Belgian Chadli, in his first league start of the season, curling in a stunning free kick 25 metres out shortly after the hour mark.The hosts rallied and were rewarded for their efforts as the clock ticked down. Mahrez, who was guilty of missing a sitter earlier in the second half, showed exquisite control to grab the equaliser with 10 minutes remaining.The Algerian received a headed ball from compatriot Islam Slimani and controlled it with his chest before hitting it on the half-volley.Leicester could not find another breakthrough and Tony Pulis’s men held on for a draw, which meant that the 2016 champions remained in 18th place, with six points from eight games. West Brom moved up one position to 10th.advertisement”We’re disappointed,” Pulis told Sky Sports. “It’s a very, very tough league. Every team you play, if you take the top six out of it, from them downwards there’s not a lot between them.”last_img read more