Real Madrid late show sets record 40-game unbeaten run

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However, most of the action in the first-half came at the other end as Casilla saved three times in quick succession from Wissam Ben Yedder and Luciano Vietto to prevent Real falling further behind.Toni Kroos fired inches wide just before the break, but the vital away goal the visitors needed to kill off the tie arrived in spectacular fashion three minutes into the second-half.Marco Asensio pounced on a clearance from a Sevilla corner on the edge of his own area and ran the length of the field barely challenged before slotting below Soria.That left Sevilla needing an unlikely four more goals to qualify, but they continued to pour forward as on-loan Inter Milan forward Jovetic marked his debut by volleying home Escudero’s cross six minutes later.Sampaoli threw on frist-team regulars Samir Nasri and Vitolo in search of more goals.And Madrid’s record run appeared to be over when Iborra forced the ball home from close range to make it 3-1 with just 13 minutes remaining.However, Casemiro was adjudged to have been pushed inside the area by Matias Kranevitter five minutes later.Against his former club, Ramos showed remarkable calm to chip the resulting spot-kick down the middle of the goal.And Benzema provided the final sting in the tale three minutes into added time when he saw off two tired Sevilla challenges before firing low past Soria to seal a 6-3 aggregate win.Earlier, Celta Vigo and Eibar completed their progress into the last eight having already built-up three-goal first leg leads over Valencia and Osasuna respectively. They will be joined by Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, Alaves, Alcorcon and Real Sociedad in Friday’s draw.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Super Bowl a tossup at legal sports books Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Rodgers again falls short of another Super Bowl stint Real Madrid’s defender Sergio Ramos celebrates after scoring a goal during the Spanish Copa del Rey (King’s Cup) round of 16 second leg football match Sevilla FC vs Real Madrid CF at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium in Sevilla on January 12, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / CRISTINA QUICLERKarim Benzema struck deep into stoppage time as Real Madrid set a new Spanish record by extending their unbeaten run to 40 games in a thrilling 3-3 draw at Sevilla to progress to the Copa del Rey quarter-finals on Thursday.Holding a 3-0 first leg lead, a Cristiano Ronaldo-less Real looked set for defeat for the first time in eight months as an own goal from Danilo and second-half strikes from Stefan Jovetic and Vicente Iborra saw Sevilla lead 3-1 inside the final 10 minutes.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member MOST READ 15-year-old Gauff stuns Venus anew in first round Three Chinese weightlifters stripped of 2008 Olympic gold However, Sergio Ramos’s penalty and substitute Benzema salvaged Madrid’s run, which now surpasses the 39-game unbeaten run set by Barcelona last season.“Possibly they deserved to win the game, but we fought until the end,” Real boss Zinedine Zidane told GolTV.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? 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Unfortunately, we couldn’t take our chances to show the difference there was between the teams.”Kiko Casilla had already been forced into two saves from Sergio Escudero and Joaquin Correa before Danilo powered a header into his own net after just 10 minutes.In the absence of Ronaldo and Benzema, Mariano Diaz was handed a rare start up front and nearly levelled in bizarre fashion as Sevilla ‘keeper David Soria’s clearance ricocheted off the striker and inches wide.ADVERTISEMENT Senators think TWG’s move to axe motorcycle taxi pilot run an act of ‘revenge’ Senators think TWG’s move to axe motorcycle taxi pilot run an act of ‘revenge’ View commentslast_img read more

Harassment suit against Nunez fuels arguments

first_img“I am shocked and appalled at this response,” Taylor said about the city’s court response to the lawsuit. “That’s not what happened.” Officials and council members would not comment on Taylor’s statements because they said the report was confidential, and discussing the lawsuit in public could be a violation of the state’s open meeting law. “The (Ralph M.) Brown Act prohibits members of legislative bodies from disclosing things said in closed session,” said Terry Francke, general counsel of Californians Aware, an open-government advocacy group. “It seems that the law clearly stands in the way of being candid about honesty in litigation.” The Brown Act mandates how municipalities and public agencies conduct their meetings. Former City Manager Andrew Lazzaretto in April said that the city hired private investigator Tess Elconin to look into the allegations against Nu ez. The city paid Elconin $10,000 for a three-week-long investigation. Lazzaretto said no written report was issued to the City Council and no documents from the investigation will be made public to “avoid embarrassment.” Elconin reported her findings to the council in a closed session meeting, Lazzaretto said. He would not elaborate on what findings were made. The lawsuit alleges that Nu ez massaged Mazone, leered at her, and “on one occasion looked directly into her blouse in an attempt to observe Plaintiff’s breasts.” Taylor on Tuesday requested any copies of written reports made by Elconin. He also said the verbal findings were not reflected in the city’s response to the lawsuit. “What is proceeding is not what was discussed,” during the closed session report, Taylor said on Tuesday. City Attorney Bonifacio “Bonny” Garcia would not say whether Taylor’s statements on Tuesday violated the Brown Act. “I really cannot comment on that,” Garcia said Friday. jennifer.mclain@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2477 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! ROSEMEAD – Conflicting opinions in connection with a sexual harassment lawsuit surfaced last week when a councilman challenged the city’s response. Rosemead has denied allegations in the lawsuit filed by staff employee Valerie Mazone in April. She sued the city and Councilman John Nu ez, claiming that he sexually harassed her at work since September 2005. Both the city and Nu ez cited multiple defenses to the allegations, including that Mazone’s lawsuit is a “frivolous, unfounded and unreasonable cause of action for sexual harassment.” Longtime Councilman Gary Taylor said at a council meeting on Tuesday that those denials conflict with a closed-door verbal report made by a private investigator to council members. last_img read more

Olson a new man since his marriage

first_img“Everything that you noticed about him, how he carried himself, just changed. It’s been a big, big positive. “I’m not going to say to every one of my players, `Go get married and we’re going to be a heck of a football team.’ But in his particular case, it was the right thing for him.” Olson was 16 of 29 passing for 286 yards and five touchdowns in the opener at Stanford three days ago. Last season, Olson threw for 318 yards and three touchdowns in the opener against Utah, but followed it up with 124 yards, two touchdowns and an interception against Rice. But Dorrell said Olson is in better position to duplicate his effort against Stanford, rather than suffer a big dropoff. “He’s much different, just because he’s much more confident in what he’s doing,” Dorrell said. “Last year, the first time as a starter, he was listening and just doing plays. He wasn’t quite entrenched in it, like he is now. By Brian Dohn and Scott Wolf Staff writers Ben Olson married the former Andrea Anderson in May, and UCLA coach Karl Dorrell said he notices a difference. “I think Ben getting married has really made his world slow down,” Dorrell said. “As soon as he got married and came back, he was a different guy. He was so much more focused, his training picked up. “He’s much more confident, much more poised.” A long time ago Much figures to be made this week about Olson facing BYU, his former school, at the Rose Bowl on Saturday, but Olson doesn’t care. “It was so long ago, and I was there for such a short period of time,” Olson said. “I’m just looking at it and approaching it as any other game.” Olson attended BYU for six months in 2002, and left for a two-year church mission. He transferred to UCLA before the 2005 season. Price could be right The father of prized UCLA recruit Brian Price believes his son will pass through the NCAA Clearinghouse this week, setting up the freshman defensive tackle’s return to the team. Frank Price said he spoke with members of the UCLA’s coaching staff, and was told all of his son’s information was in order. “I would be really surprised if they didn’t make a decision by Wednesday, and I’d be shocked if he wasn’t cleared,” Frank Price said. Brian Price, a standout from Crenshaw High, practiced one day with UCLA. He was pulled off the field before the second day of practice because of issues with the NCAA Clearinghouse, and has not returned. Valuable experience USC’s secondary battled inexperience and injury against Idaho, which meant things could have been a lot worse with a different opponent. Things unraveled when starting cornerback Josh Pinkard strained his knee in Thursday’s practice and missed the game. Last year’s starter, Cary Harris, started against Idaho but played with a sore hamstring. On the other side, senior Terrell Thomas shared time with sophomore Shareece Wright, who played crucial parts of a game for the first time. “Shareece Wright showed up and Terrell Thomas had a couple balls get away,” USC coach Pete Carroll said. “Cary Harris was solid. They can all learn and gain from this experience.” Said Wright: “It felt good to prove myself and test myself. It always feels good to play and contribute, whether it’s against Idaho or the Patriots. Pinkard update Pinkard remains questionable after an MRI revealed a problem with his knee, although doctors are not sure yet what is wrong. “We’re hoping to get (Pinkard) back for Nebraska,” Carroll said. “If not, we’ll be OK as we are.” Coaches not shocked Millions of fans were shocked by Appalachian State’s huge upset of Michigan. Mack Brown is not one of them. Neither are Dennis Franchione nor Gene Chizik, nor any other Big 12 head coach. For years, they have been talking about the parity creeping into their sport. They’ve sensed the danger in scheduling so-called lower division programs to fatten the won-loss record and give players valuable tuneup experience for what fans consider the real challenges ahead. “On any given Saturday, if one team plays its best and the other turns it over, anything can happen,” said Brown, whose Texas Longhorns barely escaped a huge upset of their own on opening weekend against Arkansas State. “It’s probably good for the sport. It just makes coaches a lot older.” Transfer QB earns start Nebraska transfer Harrison Beck will start at quarterback for North Carolina State this week at Boston College, getting the nod from Coach Tom O’Brien for leading a second-half rally against Central Florida last week. “Doing some of the things he did was impressive,” O’Brien said. “He deserves this start right now.” Beck completed 17 of 28 passes for 207 yards with two touchdowns in the Wolfpack’s 25-23 loss to Central Florida. N.C. The Associated Press contributed to this report.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Gray makes peace with Sunderland following verbal attack on Short

first_img1 Michael Gray Michael Gray has made peace with Sunderland following an outburst about chairman Ellis Short.The talkSPORT pundit was outspoken of his criticism of the Black Cats owner last week but, although he stands by his comments about broken promises, he admits he may have gone too far in his attack on Short.“Anyone who knows me knows that I’m very passionate about my hometown club,” Gray told the Sunderland Echo. “However, in this instance that passion got the better of me.“It was wrong of me to say that the fans had been lied to by the chairman and I will tell Ellis that when I speak with him.“I have a good relationship with the club and I know they are as keen as I am to draw a line under this and move on.“I spoke to them and they reiterated to me that I haven’t been banned from the stadium, so there’s just been a misunderstanding there and I’m happy to put this to bed so everyone can concentrate on what’s important.”last_img read more

Firefighters prepare for tough battle

first_imgSEDONA, Ariz. – Firefighters struggled Wednesday to stop a 2,450-acre wildfire from jumping a highway in scenic Oak Creek Canyon and roaring into an area of evacuated homes and resorts. Nearly 600 firefighters were on the lines Wednesday, backed by at least a dozen aircraft and nearly three dozen fire trucks, but the blaze was only 5 percent contained in the steep, rugged terrain. Flames had approached the two-lane highway that runs through the middle of the canyon, but crews were able to burn away fuel in its path, officials said Wednesday morning. “We’ve kind of drawn some lines in the sand, and we’re going to be working hard to solidify them,” said Sedona Fire District Chief Matt Shobert. “It’s going to be hand-to-hand combat – blood, sweat and tears trying to fight the fire.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2The fire was approaching the area of Slide Rock State Park, a popular recreation spot that draws hundreds of thousands of visitors a year. The fire started Sunday as a campfire and spread quickly, forcing the evacuation of about 460 homes and businesses in the canyon more than 90 miles north of Phoenix. The fire was burning moderately Wednesday afternoon, but was expected to strengthen as temperatures rose and humidity dropped, said Paul Broyles, a fire commander.last_img read more

Ready for an earful

first_img It won’t be home-grown corn, however, as it was when the festival started 58 years ago. In those early years, “most of the people were from the Midwest and moved to the West Coast. They used to grow a lot of corn in La Habra. Now we buy it from wherever we can get it.” Jasmine Avila, 14, Avena Leader, 15, and Heather Parks, 14, all La Habra High School students, walked through the fair grounds Friday with arms linked, excitedly pointing out the rides they intend to ride. They all expressed excitement. Avena said she and her two friends have been coming to the Corn Festival for a couple of years “to get to know people and see friends from school over the summer.” “It’s just to hang out and have a good time,” she said. • Photo Gallery: 8/04: 58th Annual Corn Festival LA HABRA – The corn fields may be long gone from landscape of La Habra, but that hasn’t stopped the city’s Lions Club from selling more than 10,000 ears to eager residents at its annual Corn Festival. This weekend will mark the festival’s 58th year. And organizers are expecting throngs. Festival chairman Randy McMillan said an estimated 60,000 people will attend the fair through its three-day run, which started Friday evening at El Centro Lions Park and will continue through Sunday night. The event was originally intended to bring the community together. Now it’s also a major fundraising event for local nonprofit organizations, McMillan said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhy these photogenic dumplings are popping up in Los Angeles The festival will feature booths staffed by the La Habra Christian Church, the Football Boosters, Job’s Daughters and the La Habra High girls volleyball team, to name a few community groups. “It’s a community event,” McMillan said. “People come back here every year and they meet their old friends. I meet people here that I worked with or went to school with, or old neighbors. “It’s really kind of neat, because people bring their kids and grandkids. They just come to hang out and have fun.” Festivalgoers can also expect to find food, rides, arts and crafts, a parade on Saturday morning and a raffle on Sunday. And, of course, corn. Lots and lots of corn. “We’ll sell about 14,000 ears of corn,” McMillan said. “We use a secret ingredient to make it sweeter.”center_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

QPR ace Freeman on the verge of completing move to Sheffield United

first_img getty gameday cracker deals QPR playmaker Luke Freeman is undergoing a medical at Sheffield United ahead of a permanent move to Bramall Lane.talkSPORT understands the 27-year-old was excused from training by Rangers on Tuesday to finalise his move to the newly-promoted Premier League outfit. MOST READ IN TALKSPORT revealed LATEST Redknapp calls Son ‘petulant’, but Holloway says red card for Rudiger kick was ‘soft’ Liverpool update ‘Champions Wall’ after ending 2019 as European and world champions talkSPORT further understands the club want to make at least another two or three additions on top of that, with Massimo Luongo, like Freeman, expected to depart W12 this summer.Luongo, 26, has established himself as an integral part of the Rangers side, but with only a year left on his current deal and no indication he will sign a new contract, the west London side are ready to cash in on the Australian.After being hit with a £42m fine last summer for breaking Financial Fair Play rules, Rangers are mindful of meeting EFL regulations and need to continue to cut their wage bill, where possible.The Championship side announced in May that Alex Baptiste, Jake Bidwell, Jordan Cousins, Joel Lynch and Pawel Wszolek would all be released after their contracts expired. TROPHY Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Luke Freeman is at Sheffield United today undergoing a medical. Deal should be completed in the next 24 hours. Told reports of £3m plus add-ons are not accurate #QPR— Sean Gallagher (@SeanGallagherTS) July 2, 2019Freeman is set to become the Blades’ first signing of the transfer window, with the deal – which includes add-ons – understood to be worth in the region of £5million.The former Arsenal youngster has been a revelation at Loftus Road since arriving from Bristol City in January 2017 for a cut-price £350,000.Freeman has attracted interest from Blackburn, Middlesbrough and Leeds over the past year, and after an impressive 2018/19 campaign Rangers hierarchy were resigned to losing him – with the player keen to have a crack at the top flight.Elsewhere, the Rs are closing in on two further signings – both defenders – which will take their tally up to seven for the summer window so far. Luke Freeman is on the verge of joining newly-promoted Sheffield United Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ latest The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 OFF Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January 1 Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update SORRY last_img read more

Rovers pair in Irish ‘home-based’ U21 squad as Seamus Keogh plays for U15s

first_imgFIXTURESaturday, February 11Republic of Ireland U21 Home-Based squad v Republic of Ireland Amateur International squad, AUL Complex (2.00pm) Meanwhile, Sligo native Seamus Keogh featured for the Republic of Ireland U15s in their 1-1 friendly draw with the Netherlands away from home on Thursday.It was the second friendly against that opposition in the space of three days for the travelling Irish party, and Benbulben FC youngster Keogh featured in defence. Sligo Rovers defenders Gary Boylan and Regan Donelon have both been named in a Republic of Ireland U21 home-based squad by boss Noel King.The squad will play a training game against the Ireland amateur international side in Dublin’s AUL Complex on Saturday week, February 11.Finn Harps’ Ethan Boyle and the Derry City trio of Josh Daniels, Ronan Curtis and Ben Doherty are also included in the 17-man squad.last_img read more

Marshfield volleyball drops WIAA Division 1 regional final at River Falls

first_imgRiver Falls moves on to sectional semifinal against Stevens PointBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterRIVER FALLS — The Marshfield volleybll team’s season came to an end with a 3-0 loss at River Falls in a WIAA Division 1 regional final Saturday night.The No. 1 seed River Falls won the match 25-17, 25-9, 25-9 to advance to a sectional semifinal Thursday against Stevens Point at D.C. Everest beginning at 5 p.m. D.C. Everest plays Eau Claire North in the other semifinal at 7 p.m., and the winners advance to the sectional final Oct. 28 at Menomonie.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)last_img

Semi-autonomous car hits new record speed at Indy track

first_imgBreak the Mold with Real-World Logistics AI and… IT Trends of the Future That Are Worth Paying A… Related Posts Arrow Electronics second semi-autonomous (SAM) race car has broken another speed record, achieving 152 mph at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday.Former IndyCar driver and current team owner, Sam Schmidt, was in the driving seat of the modified 2016 Corvette Z06 during the Indianapolis 500, surpassing his previous record of 107 mph in 2014. Schmidt has been paralyzed since his racing accident in 2000, but found a new way to drive thanks to Arrow’s autonomous technology.See Also: Tesla charging to victory on Pikes Peak?The electronics firm added specialized sensors that can follow the driver’s head movement, letting them steer, accelerate, and brake. The company claims this is a way for disabled people to enjoy the experience of driving on the road, without giving the computer full autonomy.Arrow has been building on what it’s learned“Arrow’s engineers incorporated insights learned from the previous model to build an advanced car design that incorporates cutting-edge Internet of Things technologies and live data-streaming, among other exciting improvements,” said Joe Verrengia, Arrow’s global director of corporate social responsibility. “We hope the SAM car continues to inspire and drive technology innovation forward.”While we wait for autonomous cars to become safe and legal, semi-autonomous features like head movement could be a smart way to tackle the challenge of disabled drivers. Reports suggest that we’re going to see a large influx of disabled and elderly drivers, once autonomous cars are available to the public.“It was a thrill to be back in control and hitting racing speeds on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway again,” said Schmidt. “The SAM project is a great example of what’s possible when the right people come together to innovate and push boundaries.”To expedite the development process and get more developers on board, Arrow has made its car platform open source. Engineers are able to add functionality to the platform or use it for their own projects. Tags:#Arrow Electronics#Autonomous car#Corvette#Internet of Things#IoT#racecar#Sam Schmidt#Self-Driving#technology#Tesla center_img David Curry For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In… 5 Ways IoT can Help to Reduce Automatic Vehicle…last_img read more