January 19

Australian Open: Svitolina into 4th round, ends 15-year-old Kostyuk’s run

first_imgJiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Svitolina, the only seeded player still in contention in her quarter, had five aces, only 11 unforced errors and didn’t serve a double fault in the 59-minute match.Kostyuk sobbed into a towel in the tunnel soon after leaving the court, but could joke about the defeat when asked later what she could take out of the experience.“Well, a lot,” she said. “How much you have to pay Svitolina to have one-hour lesson? I got it for free.”Kostyuk received entry into qualifying because of her junior girls’ victory last year at the Australian Open. She won all three qualifying matches, then her first two in the main draw.Svitolina will next play Denisa Allertova, who beat Magda Linette 6-1, 6-4.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View comments Lillard leads Trail Blazers past Pacers Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina, right, is embraced by compatriot Marta Kostyuk after winning their third round match against compatriot at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)MELBOURNE, Australia — Elina Svitolina ended 15-year-old Marta Kostyuk’s run at the Australian Open, met her at the net for a warm embrace and offered some words of encouragement.With the temperature hitting 40 Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) for the second straight day, fourth-seeded Svitolina reached the fourth round at the season-opening major for the first time with the 6-2, 6-2 win on Rod Laver Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “It was sad playing another Ukrainian girl, same country is always tough,” Svitolina, one of five women in contention for the No. 1 ranking, said. “She’s a great fighter. She has a great future — we’re going to hear a lot more about her.”Kostyuk entered the tournament ranked No. 521 — a number that will likely be halved next month — and had wins over 25th-seeded Peng Shuai and Olivia Rogowska to become the youngest player to win main-draw matches at the Australian Open since Martina Hingis in 1996.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe step up to facing a top 10 player was too much for Kostyuk on Friday.She had nine double faults, including on match point, and only got 37 percent of her first serves into play. Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends PLAY LIST 08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardcenter_img Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES In the opening match on Rod Laver Arena, Petra Martic celebrated her 27th birthday with a 6-3, 3-6, 7-5 over Thai qualifier Luksika Kumkhum.“That was really ugly,” Martic said of the heat. “We were lucky to play on Rod Laver because we had some shade behind so you could hide for a few seconds in between the points.“Other than that, it’s just, you just need to be mentally tough and ready to just suffer out there.”Elise Mertens needed four match points before clinching a 7-5, 6-4 win over Alize Cornet, who needed a medical time out in the second set after complaining of being short of breath. After having her blood pressure taken and being draped in ice towels, she was able to continue and play seven more games.Mertens will meet Martic in the next round.The temperature was forecast to hit 42 C (108 F) but a weather change in the afternoon eased conditions slightly.Kyle Edmund was the first man into the fourth round, overcoming Nikoloz Basilashvili 7-6 (0), 3-6, 4-6, 6-0, 7-5 in 3 ½ hours on open court in the peak of the heat.No. 10 Pablo Carreno Busta had a 7-6 (4), 4-6, 7-5, 7-5 win over No. 23 Gilles Muller. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

January 18

Montserrado Farmers Prioritize Pepper Production

first_imgOver 100 farmers at Chinese Farm, Mount Barclay, Montserrado County have prioritized the production of Pepper to earn more money during this farming season.In an interviews, with the Daily Observer on their seperate farms recently, the farmers disclosed that producing pepper during such a this time of the year yield more profits.The farmers have also grown small amounts of lettuce, watermelon, and cucumber.Pepper is a fruit (though considered to be a vegetable in culinary/cooking terms) that is grown by most Liberian farmers.It is cooked by many households in Liberia in various dishes. From December through April, this fruit is in high demand on the Liberian market as very few farmers are found engaged in its the production. A 50kg bag of pepper is sometime sold at LD$ 10,000 in Monrovia.Though normally a long duration crop, when cultivated in the lowlands it lasts for a short period of time. It can be harvested after every 3 weeks.However, while it is noted that most Liberians love cooking this fruit in many of their meals, the crop lacks nutritional value. It is usually used for spice and seasoning.Mr. Jimmy Gborvehtai is the chairman of the Mawah Farmers Association(meaning in kpelle clean) in Chinese Farm, Mount-Barclay. He told our farmer reporter, that they have prioritized the production of pepper because the crop is in demand from December-April.“We prefered to grow more pepper on our farms this farming season, because we expect to get more buyers with an attractive price.  A bag of pepper, mainly the 50kg size, is now sold for around LD$ 10,000 or more,” he disclosed.He said he has cultivated about 3 acres with more of the crop.According to Mr. Gborvehtai the soil in Mount- Barclay is ideal for growing pepper.He explained that through farming, he has acquired properties and supported his children in schools.“Agriculture pays a lot, contrary to what some may think . It is through farming that I made enough money to buy my land and now I am constructing a house. Though it involves plenty of hard work, it keeps me self employed,” he explained.He stated that he intends to expand the farm but lack the funding.“Many of we farmers in Chinese Farm want a loan from government to improve our production. We are qualified for such assistance, but have not been fortunate to get it,” he said.Meanwhile, the Mawah farmers’ group chairman used the occasion to educate other local farmers.“I want my fellow farmers in the country to see agriculture as a business and work hard to grow more food. They should always learn to keep records of their finances, so that at the end of the of the farming season, theycan know their annual income,” he elucidated.For his part, Alexander Moannah disclosed that they decided to prioritize pepper not only for more profit, but also because the crop is disease resistant.“Pepper production does not require the use of more insecticide to control pests or diseases. All that we do as farmers is to apply more NPK fertilizers when we need to boost growth,” he stated.Mr. Moanah, a father of 6 children, disclosed that he once earned his living as a security worker.I decided to come a farmer, during the civil crisis considering the vibrancy of the Agricultural sector. Through it I  have bought land and am about to build house,” he said.Mr. Moanah has called on Liberians to go back to the soil as a way of empowering themselves.The agriculture project of the farmers in Chinese farm is being supported through the United States Agencies for International Development/ Food and Enterprise Development Program (USAID/FED). An Urban and Peri-urban project aimed at improving farmers’ productivityin the country. USAID/FED provided tools, seeds, insecticides and fertilizers to increase the crop production of the farmers, according to the beneficiaries. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

January 11

West has the high rollers, 153-132

first_imgBryant, Carmelo Anthony and the West high rollers lit up the Strip with their own version of Showtime, romping past LeBron James and the East, 153-132, in the NBA All-Star game. “I think we had a little flair, a little Vegas in there,” West forward Shawn Marion said. “Hopefully the fans enjoyed it a lot.” • Photo Gallery: 02/18: NBA All-Star Game LAS VEGAS – Kobe Bryant headlined the biggest act in Las Vegas on Sunday night. And the players agree with Las Vegas officials that the game should come back here – whether Las Vegas ever gets an NBA team or not. “If they don’t do it here every year, they should at least have it here every other year,” East guard Richard Hamilton said. Anthony, a late addition to the team, scored 20 points and Marion, who played at the Thomas & Mack Center at UNLV, added 18. Tracy McGrady had 11 assists to help the West snap a two-game losing streak. James scored 28 points for the East, and Dwight Howard had 20 points and 12 rebounds. The East barely shot 40 percent through three quarters in a game that isn’t known for its defensive intensity before a late flurry during garbage time. “It all comes down to is who plays with the most energy and it was the West with more energy, especially in the first half,” Dwyane Wade said. Wade had only 10 points on 5-of-12 shooting, but he had reason to be tired after hosting events Thursday and Friday night. Those were two of the many functions that kept the players out until all hours of the night. Still, the game was secondary to the show in this most unusual of All-Star games – and it was quite a show. With tickets unavailable to the public, brokers were asking more than $20,000 for a top seat. Jay-Z, Beyonce, Diddy, Prince, Eva Longoria and Adam Sandler were among those who scored spots in the front row, and Christina Aguilera and Toni Braxton performed at halftime. The event started with a celebrity red carpet, where Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman, flanked as usual by his showgirls and backed by entertainer Wayne Newton, vowed again to get the NBA here full-time with a new arena to play in. Magicians Siegfried and Roy then welcomed the fans to Las Vegas, before introducing the showgirls who escorted Newton out to the stage for a performance of “Viva Las Vegas.” After the East All-Stars were introduced, Newton took the stage again for another performance before the West players were announced. After another Las Vegas entertainer, Danny Gans, sang the national anthem, it was finally time for some basketball – after about a 45-minute pregame. Perhaps that took its toll on the players. There were missed dunks and passes thrown out of bounds by both teams, but the East was by far the worst. They missed seven of their first nine shots, including a blown dunk attempt by Shaquille O’Neal. James later almost injured himself when he tried to throw himself a pass off the backboard and tumbled over another player, and Jermaine O’Neal appeared to tip in a basket for the West. A first-quarter timeout brought out some performers from a show at the Tropicana, but there was a serious moment at the end of the period when Bill Russell was among the former Boston Celtics who took the court with the daughter of Red Auerbach, who died last year. The West led 39-31 at the end of one, and quickly pushed that lead into double digits in the second quarter – Shaquille O’Neal missed another dunk during that stretch. The lead ballooned to 23 when Bryant nailed a 3-pointer and followed with a dunk on the next possession, and the West was up 79-59 at halftime. “The West came out tonight on fire,” Howard said. “The West has got a lot of great shooters, the East has mostly big men.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img When the showgirls, acrobats, magicians and Elvis impersonators were finally done, it was Bryant who heard the loudest cheers, as fans chanted “MVP!” “MVP!” in the closing minutes. Bryant scored 31 points, had six of the West’s record 52 assists and was selected the MVP. Amare Stoudemire added 29 points for the West, which quickly built a big lead and held it this time, a year after blowing a 21-point cushion in a loss in Houston. An event that some locals called the biggest thing fell a little short in the basketball department – the West had a large lead for most of the final three quarters – but that didn’t seem to matter to the fans or the players. “We got here at 2 o’clock,” the East’s Shaquille O’Neal said. “There’s a lot of stretching and standing around. We were all kind of stiff, so the game was a little lopsided. But that’s OK, they came here to see a show and they got a show.” last_img read more

January 11

Secretary group founder dies at 95

first_imgInto her 90s, she held multiple offices in local and state legal secretaries associations. She loved travel and often reminisced about her journeys to Greece, Mexico and Alaska, which she documented with her photography. Her lifelong love of art also included ceramics and jewelry as well as membership in the Whittier Art Association. Kahlmeyer was predeceased by her sister, Rena Redmon. She is survived by her husband, Jerry; their daughter, Sarah; a niece, Linda Nehemiah; a nephew, Michael Redmon, and his wife, Jody Millward; a cousin, Linda MacDonald; and her “adopted” daughter, Ingrid Julie Taylor. Kahlmeyer did not want a service. Donations can be made in her memory to the Whittier Art Association, the Rio Hondo District Legal Professionals Association or a charity of the giver’s choice. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – Myrtle Kahlmeyer, a Whittier resident for 84 years, creative artist and longtime official of legal secretaries associations, died on Feb. 19. She was 95. The oldest child of Walter and Bertha Kahlmeyer, she was born on Long Island, N.Y., and moved to Whittier with her family in 1923. Kahlmeyer worked for more than 60 years as a legal secretary and was associated for most of her career with the law firm of attorney William Baker. She was a charter member in 1949 and had been the sole surviving founder of the Rio Hondo District Secretaries Association (now the Rio Hondo District Legal Professionals Association). last_img read more

January 6

Costa Rica’s World Cup hero agrees Real Madrid switch

first_img1 Real Madrid have announced the signing of Costa Rica’s World Cup hero Keylor Navas from fellow Spanish side Levante.The 27-year-old goalkeeper has signed a six-year deal at the Bernabeu following his impressive campaign in Brazil, and was his nation’s star man on their run to the quarter-finals.A statement published on Real’s official website on Sunday evening read: “Real Madrid CF and Levante UD have reached an agreement over the transfer of Keylor Navas, who will be tied to the club for the next six seasons.“The player will be presented on Tuesday, August 5, at 1pm (local time) in the Bernabeu’s royal box, after undergoing the relevant medical examinations.“Subsequently, Navas will tread the turf of the Bernabeu for the first time and will address the media in the press room.”The deal, which is reported to have required Real pay €10million [£7.9million] to Levante to activate the keeper’s release clause, could have ramifications for Madrid stopper Diego Lopez.Lopez was Madrid’s first-choice keeper in Primera Division matches last season but club captain Iker Casillas started every game in the Copa del Rey and throughout Real’s successful Champions League campaign.The former Sevilla keeper’s agent recently brushed aside reports that his client was set to join Serie A side Napoli.However, the signing of 27-year-old Navas, whose outstanding performances in Brazil helped his nation top Group D and reach the last-eight for the first time, certainly means serious competition for Casillas.The 31-year-old flopped in Brazil, conceding seven goals in Spain’s defeats to Holland and Chile which saw Vicente del Bosque’s side crash out of the tournament at the group stage. New Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas last_img read more

January 6

Real defy crisis talk as Barca extend lead

first_imgRonaldo had only scored four league goals before Sunday’s clash with third-from-bottom Deportivo, but the Portuguese added Real’s fifth and sixth with a smart volley and a diving header as they moved back above Villarreal and into the Champions League places.Villarreal had temporarily taken fourth with a 2-1 win over Levante on Saturday after beating Real at the Bernabeu for the first time ever last week.Gareth Bale and Nacho also bagged braces each side of half-time and Luka Modric curled home a 68th-minute beauty as Real came back from a shock early deficit, a 23rd-minute tap-in from Adrian, to romp to an emphatic victory and ease the pressure on coach Zinedine Zidane.“We needed that. In any case, it’s what we were missing in the sense that scoring seven goals at home this season, it’s hugely staisfying, and a relief,” said Zidane.Barcelona’s forward Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring a goal against Real Betis on January 21, 2018 © AFP / CRISTINA QUICLERThe win leaves Real five points behind Valencia in third, after Marcelino’s side had two players sent off in a shock 2-1 loss at lowly Las Palmas on Saturday.Real had come into Sunday’s match in crisis following some dismal performances that culminated in last week’s defeat to Villarreal, and the mess seemed to have grown deeper when Adrian tapped home Lucas Perez’s low cross.However, the home side reacted immediately and by half-time were 2-1 up thanks to Nacho’s neat first-time strike and a superb curling effort from Bale.The floodgates opened in the second half, with Bale adding his second from a towering header and Luka Modric expertly whipping home Real’s fourth.– Phone check –Ronaldo met Casemiro’s cross to make it five and then crashed home Lucas Vazquez’s cross, taking a boot in the face from Fabian Schar in the process.As Ronaldo was led off the pitch to have his bleeding head quickly patched up he asked to see the phone of one of Real’s medical staff and, pointing the camera at himself, used it to check the damage to his face.Nacho completed the rout in the dying minutes.Second-placed Atletico Madrid’s 1-1 draw with Girona on Saturday meant Barca extended their lead with victory, leaving coach Ernesto Valverde waxing lyrical about Messi.“You have to enjoy what Messi does — I’ve suffered against him as an opposing player and I know what it is,” he said.“What we saw tonight was spectacular. He’s the best player ever.”After a goalless first period, Ivan Rakitic opened the scoring on 59 minutes, converting a sublime pass from Suarez.Messi thumped home the second from outside the box on 64 minutes before he and Rakitic teamed up to present Suarez with a volley on 69 minutes to effectively seal the three points.Betis were making mistakes at the back and when Zouhair Feddal clumsily gave the ball away on halfway to Suarez, the Uruguayan sent Messi scampering away.Faced with two defenders, Messi dummied to shoot, drifted past both and calmly slotted home past goalkeeper Antonio Adan.There was still time for Suarez to complete his brace with a crisp finish after Messi had driven at the heart of an over-matched defence.The only downside for the league leaders was a hamstring injury to Thomas Vermaelen in the first half that precipitated French centre-back Samuel Umtiti’s own return from a hamstring problem.Earlier, Joseba Zaldua scored a last-minute equaliser as Leganes came back from two goals down to draw 2-2 at Alaves.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Real Madrid’s forward Cristiano Ronaldo (R) celebrates with Gareth Bale during the Spanish league football match against Deportivo on January 21, 2018 © AFP / OSCAR DEL POZOMADRID, Spain, Jan 21 – Real Madrid moved back into the top four of La Liga by thumping lowly Deportivo La Coruna 7-1 on Sunday, with Cristiano Ronaldo ending a miserable run of league form with a late double.But Barcelona still extended their lead to 11 points — and 19 ahead of Real — as Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez both hit a brace in a 5-0 romp at Real Betis.last_img read more

December 30

Adebayor has ‘no chance’ of playing for Spurs, Harry Redknapp tells talkSPORT

first_imgFormer Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp has told talkSPORT Emmanuel Adebayor has ‘no chance’ of playing this season after his demands of a £5million pay-off scuppered his chances of joining West Ham on deadline day.The Togo international striker reportedly had offers to join a number of clubs throughout the summer, but looked likely to join the Hammers after a last minute approach on Tuesday.Spurs had offered to sever his ties with the club, allowing Adebayor – who earns £100,000-a-week but is nowhere near the first-team – to leave as a free agent, but the 31-year-old told Tottenham he’d only leave if they paid out the remaining 12 months of his contract.It meant a move across London never materialised, leaving him to train with the Under-21s until January, and Redknapp – who brought Adebayor to White Hart Lane during his time as manager – admitted he was surprised by the striker’s decision.Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, Redknapp said: “You’d think he would have moved on.“He’s a talent and you’d think he’d want to go and play…he’s just sitting around at Spurs.“They’re obviously arguing over a fair amount of money, about £5million or £6million, but someone has got to give because Tottenham have got to keep paying his wages now.“He’s not even got a squad number, so he’s got no chance of playing for Spurs this season.“He would have been better off going somewhere, training with the kids every day must be soul destroying, but he’s stuck there.”last_img read more

December 29

Germany 2-0 Ukraine – Mustafi and Schweinsteiger give world champions victory

first_imgGermany kicked off their Euro 2016 campaign by beating Ukraine in an exciting game in Lille on Sunday evening.Shkodran Mustafi scored the first goal of the game in the first half before Bastian Schweinsteiger doubled the lead late on to put Germany top of Group C.But it wasn’t straightforward with the relentless Ukraine only kept at bay thanks to some superhuman defending from Jerome Boating.Joachim Low’s side will face Poland in the next round of fixtures while Ukraine face a must-win showdown with Northern Ireland. 3 Next to save Germany’s lead was Boating, who somehow managed to clear Konoplyanka’s attempt off the line as he fell backwards into the net before Viktor Kovalenko saw his goal correctly ruled out for offside.After half time Germany looked less frantic in their defending and actually came close to doubling their lead when Kroos’ long ranger clipped the top of the crossbar.The high tempo set in the first half slowed as the second half wore on and the players tired with Germany looking more likely to add to their lead as Mario Gotze and Thomas Muller saw their shots parried away.And in the 91st minute Schweinsteiger finished off a devastating Germany counter attack only seconds after coming on. Shkodran Mustafi started because of Mats Hummels’ injury Ukraine shot out of the blocks and nearly stunned the Germans but Manuel Neuer saved well from Yevhen Konoplyanka’s curling effort.Ukraine only conceded five goals during in their 12 qualification games for Euro 2016 but their clean sheet was gone after 19 minutes when Mustafi powerfully headed Toni Kroos’ free kick into the top corner to put the world champions ahead.Mustafi, who made one appearance for Everton during his three years at Goodison Park, was only in the starting line-up because Mats Hummels was not considered fully fit.Six minutes later Yevhen Khacheridi brought another fantastic save out of Neuer with a point blank header which was fisted over the bar. 3 3last_img read more

December 27

Premier League team of the weekend! talkSPORT’s best XI in a 4-4-1-1 formation

first_imgThere were plenty of stellar performances across the Premier League over the weekend.Chelsea sealed the title, while Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City ensured the race for the top four isn’t to be missed.And at the other end of the table, Swansea sealed a vital win and Crystal Palace confirmed relegation for Hull City.With so many top displays, talkSPORT has put together the best XI of the weekend in the Premier League.Scroll through the gallery above to check out the line-up. 11 3. Centre back: David Luiz (Chelsea) – There’s not much that gets past David Luiz nowadays. The Brazilian put in yet another solid display as Chelsea wrapped up the title with a win over West Brom. 1. Goalkeeper: David De Gea (Manchester United) – click the arrow above, right, to check out talkSPORT’s full Premier League team of the weekend – Tottenham secured a 2-1 win over United in their ‘last’ game at White Hart Lane, and the scoreline could have been far worse for the away side but for De Gea. 8. Centre midfield: David Silva (Manchester City) – This calendar year has seen Silva return to his influential best. It was a tough 2-1 win over Leicester and the Spaniard was the architect in midfield. 11 4. Centre back: Phil Jagielka (Everton) – Jagielka’s future under Ronald Koeman is uncertain, but his performance against Watford will have given the Dutchman something to think about. He even grabbed the assist for Ross Barkley’s goal. 11 11 11 6. Right midfield: Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) – Zaha got his first goal in nine games, getting the ball rolling with a fine finish in the third minute. It’s far from the first time he’s shown his quality this season. 5. Left back: Jeffrey Schlupp (Crystal Palace) – It was a standout performance from Schlupp, who played a key role in the victory over Hull City. He looked far more at ease at left-back and was influential in attack. 2. Right back: Kyle Naughton (Swansea City) – Naughton scored his first goal in six years for the Swans and it was worth the wait. His goal capped a dominant victory for the Swans over Sunderland. 11 7. Centre midfield: Victor Wanyama (Tottenham Hotspur) – It was a dominant performance from Wanyama in midfield, who scored the first goal in a 2-1 win over Manchester United. What a signing he’s been for Spurs. 11 11 11 9. Left midfield: Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool) – Coutinho delivered an almost faultless display. The playmaker scored two and assisted one in a 4-0 win over West Ham at the London Stadium. A top four finish is now in the Reds’ hands. 11 11 10. Attacking midfield: Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) – It remains uncertain whether Sanchez will remain in north London, but he’s still fully committed in the top four battle. The Chilean set up one and scored one, as the Gunners kept the pressure on Manchester City in fourth with a win over Stoke. 11. Striker: Olivier Giroud (Arsenal) – For all the stick Giroud gets at Arsenal, rarely does he let it get to him. The Frenchman followed up his goal against Southampton by grabbing a brace in the victory over Stoke.last_img read more

December 26

Spurs lose to Barca but Pochettino finds positives

first_img gameday Tottenham News targets How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Heung-min Son and Georges-Kevin N’Koudou helped Tottenham fight back from 2-0 down against Barcelona in Los Angeles before losing a penalty shoot-out 5-3.Munir and Arthur had given the Spanish champions the lead before they were pegged back, but Anthony Georgiou’s missed spot kick meant Barca were the winners when new signing Malcom tucking away the decisive penalty.Luke Amos, 20, started the game and 17-year-old Oliver Skipp came off the bench in the friendly.Manager Mauricio Pochettino said it was ‘amazing’ to give them the chance to play having played in the 4-1 win against Roma.“They were fantastic,” he said afterwards. “That experience is massive. We need to take positive things in a negative period.” possible standings punished Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January REVEALED center_img Tottenham issue immediate ban to supporter who threw cup at Kepa Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won gameday cracker ALTERED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT REVEALED no dice smart causal last_img read more