Anthony Martial scores winner in 92nd minute to send Manchester United into final

first_imgManchester United reached the final of the FA Cup after beating Everton 2-1 with practically the final kick of a pulsating game at Wembley.United led thanks to Marouane Fellaini’s goal but both sides had enough chances to make the score more than just 1-0 at the break, Romelu Lukaku squandering two great opportunities.If the first half was lively, the second was pulsating. Anthony Taylor looked to have made a mistake in awarding Everton a penalty but David de Gea excellently saved Lukaku’s resultant spot kick.United were then unfortunate not to have a penalty themselves when Phil Jagielka saved Fellaini’s close range effort with his arm. And the match looked to be heading to extra-time after Chris Smalling deflected substitute Gerard Deulofeu’s cross into his own net. Manchester United’s David De Gea saves a penalty taken by Everton’s Romelu Lukaku – ReutersBut the excellent Martial had other ideas, latching onto Ander Herrara’s pass to put United into their first final since 2007 where they will meet either Watford or Crystal Palace.   –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

Why the death of George Floyd has resonated throughout the NBA

first_img Chris Paul, Russell Westbrook and other NBA stars pay tribute to Kobe Bryant Legions of fans have been waiting for months to see NBA players gather again in the same building — but not like this.The scene at Minneapolis City Hall was grim and somber, as Stephen Jackson — flanked by Karl-Anthony Towns, Gary Trent Jr. and Josh Okogie among others — spoke passionately and painfully about George Floyd, the man he called “my twin” for their close physical resemblance.Floyd’s death is now famous nationwide after a video was released showing his arrest: While Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin pinned him to the ground with his knee across Floyd’s neck, Floyd complained that he couldn’t breathe before eventually appearing to pass out. Bystanders asking Chauvin to stop the chokehold were largely ignored. Floyd was later pronounced dead at a local hospital.“A lot of times, when police do things they know that’s wrong, the first thing they try to do is cover it up, and bring up their background to make it seem like the (expletive) that they did was worthy,” said Jackson, a 14-year NBA vet who once played for the Clippers. “When was murder ever worthy? But if it’s a black man, it’s approved.” The momentum of outrage of Floyd’s death, however, has spurred consequences: Four officers involved in the arrest were fired; as of Friday, Chauvin had been arrested and charged with third degree murder. Protests sparked throughout the country, with at least seven people shot in Louisville and the destruction of a police precinct in Minneapolis. Public officials have been caught between attempting to empathize with the frustration of citizens tired of the deaths of black people at the hands of police, while also hoping to maintain a sense of order as riots have escalated.While NBA stars have long been vocal about this particular issue, perhaps most memorably dating back to the death of Trayvon Martin in 2012, the NBA is particularly close to this case. In addition to being Jackson’s friend, Floyd died in Minneapolis, an NBA market. While in another year, the NBA playoffs might keep some occupied from speaking out on social issues, with the league on hiatus, off-court interests are especially piqued, and frustration is being expressed throughout the NBA about Floyd’s death and other similar cases in the last few months.The scale of these responses has spread throughout whole organizations: In an internal memo reported by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Atlanta Hawks announced they would bring in a diversity expert to conduct a workshop for company employees, and invited anyone disturbed by the high-profile deaths to speak out. But many are reacting as individuals, as concerned citizens dismayed by what they see as a chronic injustice.“It’s a sad thing to see young minorities being murdered on camera by people supposed to protect us,” Lakers guard Quinn Cook told Southern California News Group. “You don’t know what can happen. We need to pray for our country, pray for George Floyd and his family, and we have to keep being a voice for reason.”There’s an inherent tension for black athletes between the game and league that has helped them become famous, and the reality that many black people still face profiling and excessive violence for the color of their skin. On “Get Up” on ESPN, former player Jalen Rose spoke to the juxtaposition: “I wish America loved black people as much as they love black culture. Video: What LeBron James said about Jacob Blake … ‘Black people in America are scared’ “We’re not here designed only to entertain,” Rose added. “We’re actually living and breathing human beings that have a multitude of intelligence, work ethic, discipline and talent.”Recent years have seen the NBA’s biggest stars make efforts to expand the scope of their influence, perhaps no one moreso than the Lakers’ LeBron James. His media company Uninterrupted carries the tagline: “More Than An Athlete.” He famously has skirmished with conservative show host Laura Ingraham, who once advised him to “shut up and dribble” (James later backed a documentary by the same name about the history of social activism in sports).In the last few days, James has tweeted frustration about the death of Floyd, posted a photo of himself wearing an “I CAN’T BREATHE” T-shirt from when Eric Garner died in 2014, and posted workout videos of himself listening to hip-hop group Public Enemy’s “Fight The Power.”But James is far from the only NBA luminary to weigh in, and not all are black: Golden State Steve Kerr tweeted early in the week that he believed the Floyd video showed a case of murder. In an interview with Yahoo Sports, Kerr underlined that the black community needs white advocates to help enact real change.“I think most people in my circle can talk about this stuff and we are horrified. And then we move on. Move on to the next day,” Kerr said. “Human nature is to live your own life, take care of yourself, take care of your family. When you see something horrifying, you wanna do something about it. But when you don’t live it, when it’s not in your backyard, not your children, it’s easier for things to slide by. Even when people are outraged.”Related Articles Photos: Lakers defeat Trail Blazers in Game 4 of first-round playoff series Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory On Mamba Night, the Lakers make short work of Blazers to take 3-1 series lead last_img read more

Redknapp reluctant to let Leeds United sign QPR duo

first_imgQPR manager Harry Redknapp is unwilling to let Clint Hill or Shaun Derry leave the club.Derry left Elland Road in 2008.Leeds boss Neil Warnock, who signed both players for Rangers, would like to take them to Elland Road.He was reported to be looking to capture them during the transfer window, but Hill, 34, has been a key player since Redknapp took over at Loftus Road and Derry, 35, has also been involved.Redknapp said: “Clint’s been playing and he’s done a good job for us. Shaun Derry’s also come on and done a great job.”Derry, who had a three-year spell at Leeds, was in line for a return to the Yorkshire club when he was out of favour under Redknapp’s predecessor Mark Hughes.Click here for our Chelsea v QPR quizSee also:Hill: We won’t hold it against Warnock if he signs DioufWarnock confirms he wants to take QPR man to LeedsDefender Hill signs one-year QPR contract’My legs won’t get there – I’ve been punished’ admits honest HillHill: More spending will not rescue QPRQPR stalwart Hill hits out at BosingwaNo approach from Leeds United for HillEx-boss lifts lid on Hill’s Palace move and his attempt to sign him for 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Raiders get good grades in 31-24 win over Colts

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile device INDIANAPOLIS — How the Raiders graded Sunday in a 31-24 win over the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium:PASS OFFENSE: BDerek Carr started 11 of 13 and finished 21 of 31 for 189 yards, so the Raiders got a great start and then slowed for a time. Carr went through a 1-for-8 spell after the quick start but threw no interceptions and made some big-time throws. First among them was an 18-yard touchdown strike to …last_img

Anne with an e is coming to Netflix CBC in new adaptation

first_imgThat unmistakable ginger orphan who stumbles upon teenage life in Prince Edward Island in the 1890s is set to ruffle a few more feathers as she makes her presence known worldwide in 2017.Anne with an ‘e’ will make her Netflix debut in a joint production with the CBC on Anne, a TV series based on the Anne of Green Gables novels by Lucy Maud Montgomery. Advertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Facebook Twitterlast_img