Anthony Davis, Julius Randle lead Pelicans past Spurs

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Indiana Pacers hit all right notes in 121-94 blowout over Utah Jazz Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? View comments TIP-INSSpurs: Fell to 2-6 on the road. … Marco Belinelli and Jakob Poeltl each scored 11, while LaMarcus Aldridge grabbed 10 rebounds. … Attempted just six 3s in the second half, missing five. … Committed 15 turnovers that led to 25 Pelicans points.Pelicans: Randle now has six career triple-doubles. … New Orleans improved to 8-1 at home, including 8-0 when Davis plays. … Had 34 assists on 59 made field goals. … Holiday had nine assists but also committed five of New Orleans’ 11 turnovers.PIVOTAL RUNSSharp shooting from deep in the first half helped San Antonio build a 10-point lead. The Spurs hit 10 of their first 14 3-point shots, with Cunningham hitting all five he attempted in front of what used to be his home crowd. When Forbes hit his fourth 3 of the game, San Antonio led 60-51 with 4:28 still left in the second quarter.But Randle’s driving layup 10 seconds later marked the beginning of a game-turning 17-5 Pelicans run during the next 3 1/2 minutes.Moore hit a pair of 3s during the spurt, Randle added a follow shot while being fouled and Jackson converted a pair of transition layups, one a reverse as he was fouled.San Antonio was still as close as 83-82 on Gay’s fade in the third quarter. But New Orleans responded with seven straight points on Wesley Johnson’s wing 3 and consecutive dunks by Davis, and the Pelicans methodically built a double-digit lead that got as large as 20.JACKON’S PROMISEJackson hasn’t always been a regular in New Orleans’ rotation this season, but that could change given his recent play. “It’s exciting to see somebody so young come out and have meaningful minutes, be able to hold his own,” Holiday said. “I feel like his confidence and the confidence from the coaches grow every single day.”UP NEXTSpurs: Host Memphis on Wednesday night.Pelicans: Visit Philadelphia on Wednesday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 award Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college The 6-foot-9 Randle is also comfortable starting fast breaks with outlet passes or on the dribble after he comes down with rebounds, and Holiday credited his first-year teammate for making the right plays when he handles or distributes the ball, sets screens and rolls to the hoop.“He’s been doing everything,” Holiday said.E’Twaun Moore scored 24 points and Holiday 21 for New Orleans, which shot nearly 58 percent (59 of 102). Nikola Mirotic hit three of four 3-point attempts and finished with 13 points, while second-year pro Frank Jackson, who because of injury did not make his debut until this season, scored 12 pointsDeMar DeRozan scored 21 points and Bryn Forbes added 20 for the Spurs, who defeated Golden State a night earlier but have now lost four of five. Dante Cunningham hit all five 3s he attempted and scored 19 points, but did not score in the second half. Rudy Gay added 17 points.“As the game went on, their athleticism got to us,” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. “They played really well and were aggressive. They shot it well and they did a good job moving the ball and moving bodies. We just didn’t have enough juice.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday (11) passes between San Antonio Spurs guard DeMar DeRozan (10) and forward Rudy Gay (22) in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Monday, Nov. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)NEW ORLEANS — As a contested layup by Pelicans guard Ian Clark caromed off the rim, Julius Randle barreled into the paint, grabbed the offensive rebound and quickly fired it to the perimeter, where Darius Miller caught it in rhythm and nailed a 3-pointer.It was the kind of effective hustle play that Randle has been providing in bunches lately, just as the Pelicans hoped he would when they acquired him to help fill the void left by DeMarcus Cousins’ departure in free agency.ADVERTISEMENT Anthony Davis had 29 points and nine rebounds, Randle added 21 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists in 25 minutes, and New Orleans won its third straight with a 140-126 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Monday night.“I was just being aggressive. I was just playing hard. If I make mistakes, I don’t really care. I just play through them,” Randle said. “When I play with that mindset, without thinking about anything else, I’m successful.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissRandle injected the Pelicans with the energy and play-making they needed from their top reserve. He had six of New Orleans’ 14 offensive rebounds as New Orleans totaled 21 second-chance points. He also made nine of his 13 shots.Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday said Randle has recently changed games with “his motor, really. The way he’s been decisive offensively. I feel like he’s kind of like a bull down there.” Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plumlast_img read more

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Azkals foes bolster their buildup

first_imgThe Philippines’ opponents in the AFC Asian Cup are already stepping up their buildup for the continental tournament with training camps and friendly matches against top caliber sides before the end of the year.The Azkals, meanwhile, are on a two-week break following a gruelling AFF Suzuki Cup campaign that ended in a semifinal defeat to Vietnam on Dec. 6.ADVERTISEMENT “There’s a high level of commitment required if we are to succeed at Asian and World Cup level,” said Azkals manager Dan Palami, referring to the preparations of other teams in Group D for the tournament at United Arab Emirates. “It takes a lot of sacrifices.”The Azkals, who are slated to arrive in Doha, Qatar, on Dec. 27 for training camp, only have one friendly match remaining in their schedule as they face Vietnam on New Year’s eve in Doha.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe Vietnamese beat the Azkals in their last two meetings in the AFF Suzuki Cup semifinals recently both via 2-1 scorelines.Korea, which lost to Australia in the finals of the tournament in 2015, just wrapped up training camp in Ulsan with Portuguese coach Paulo Bento’s side set to fly to the United Arab Emirates on Saturday. China also revs up its preparation as coach Marcello Lippi’s side was due in Qatar last Wednesday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 award View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIEScenter_img Fronda, De Guzman best Pinoy finishers Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegelast_img read more

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House to house registration: A ruse to steal (Pt 1)

first_imgDear Editor,The People’s National Congress (PNC)/A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) seems to be up to its old tricks again, as they try to prolong their stay in office. They are calling for a house to house registration to ‘cleanse’ the electoral list. This is the same tactic they used in the late 1980s to extend their stay in power. Recall that in 1988/89 using the pretext that they were responding to the popular call to have a clean list when they ‘agreed’.However, they so deliberately messed up the list that it could not have been used for any elections. The elections which were due in 1990 was then postponed it took two years to correct. Elections were held in 1992. It was another two years in which the Guyanese people had to endure the corruption, incompetence and abuse by the PNC regime. Now we have heard the General Secretary of the PNC, Amna Ally suddenly proposing a new house to house registration. The reason given is the same as in the late 1980s; a ‘clean list’. Earlier, in 1973, they had tried to use a popular call by the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) to facilitate the rigging of those elections.After opposing voting at 18 since its formation, the PNC suddenly talked about giving the vote at 18. With their full control of the machinery they had planned to register huge numbers of under-aged persons.The PPP foiled their plans. That forced them to rig massively and exposed themselves by having to use the Army to seize the ballot boxes and changed the people’s votes. When we consider all the issues, one can only conclude that this is not being done for any good reason. The PNC/APNU is up to its old crookedness. In the first place, the PNC/APNU already rejected such a call by the PPP/C after 2015 elections. They argued strongly that it was not necessary. At the budget debate of 2016, the PPP/Civic had asked why were they not voting funds for such an exercise. Their answer was that it was a very good list, not necessary. Now we are close to Local Government Elections, only months away and suddenly, like a thunderbolt coming from a clear blue sky, Ally is talking about new registration. National and Regional Elections are about two years away and they have pulled this trick out of their hat again. This is confirming all the suspicions that the leopard has not changed its spot. The plan is to first delay while preparing the rigging machine.The idea is for them to get their hands-on money from the oil industry. They intend to splurge it around and to use that to try to boost their flagging popularity and tarnish image.That plan was inadvertently exposed.Sincerely,Donald RamotarFormer Presidentlast_img read more

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A veritable death trap

first_imgDear Editor,Kindly allow me, through the columns of your newspaper, to draw the attention of the concerned authorities to the horrendous condition of the La Parfaite Harmonie access highway on the West Bank of Demerara. This three-kilometre road was constructed at a cost of over $600 million in 2014, and started to deteriorate rapidly within a few months of being commissioned. Thereafter, frequent and inadequate repairs to a seemingly unending plethora of potholes have been effected every few weeks, with new potholes appearing within days of the old ones being remedied. This has continued in a wearisome loop for the last four years.Regrettably, the situation that obtains now is one in which this so-called ‘highway’ has no adequate drainage, no lights, a noticeable bend with no indicating signs, speed bumps, no reflectors, and gaping holes, one of which has spread across the entire width of the road. This combination undoubtedly makes this stretch of road a veritable death trap, especially at night.Are we prepared to wait until innocent lives are lost before something is done? Is this acceptable value for the expenditure of our precious tax dollars? We deserve and demand better. To this end, I hope that the Ministry of Public Infrastructure would initiate expeditious steps to ensure that there is an immediate structural assessment of the integrity of the road in this area. This is a travesty!Yours sincerely,Edson GrenvilleCommunity activistlast_img read more

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“Disrespect Is the Source of Influx of Cases” -Judge Nuta

first_imgThe assigned Judge at the 9th Judicial Circuit Court in Gbarnga Bong County, Koboi Nuta, has identified ‘disrespect’ as one main source responsible for the over crowding of the courts’ dockets.Judge Nuta, who made the statement when he delivered his charge at the formal opening of the August Term of Court, held on Monday, August 13, said that if everybody cherishes respect for one another, it helps drive the dispensation of justice, and further reduces the cramming of prisons across the country.Nuta informed the gathering that there are 26 criminal cases with 51 civil cases on the court’s docket.He said that with the constraints facing the courts in getting party litigants, witnesses to come to court on time, it will be difficult to dispose of these cases in 42 days.“The reason why there are huge cases on docket is simply because Liberians have failed to respect one another whether constitutional or otherwise.  Those days children were belonging to the communities because there was huge regard of respect among community dwellers” Judge Nuta said.He said that the absence of respect among community people has destroyed the fabric of societal norms, and as a result, there continue to be influx of cases on dockets, some of which Nuta said could have been settled at the community level.Challenge to Judges and JurorsJudge Nuta cautioned judges and jurors to dispense justice without fear or favor, irrespective of status of those brought before court.“Judge should not adjudicate a matter of interest. In other words, a Judge should recuse from hearing or determining a case, which he/she is personally interested,” Nuta warned.According to him, this is because judges unconsciously descend into the arena of conflict between party litigants, and in the process, fail woefully in holding evenly the scale of justice as their vision, and sense of justice would have been beclouded, Judge Nuta said.Bong County Superintendent, Madam Esther Walker, called on judicial actors and party litigants to work along with the court to reduce the number of detainees at the Gbarnga Central Prison that is currently playing host to 196 convicts and detainees.The president of the Bong County Bar Association George D. Sagbeh, assured Judge Nuta his organization’s commitment to working with the court to address the issues of overcrowding, as well as the pre-trial detainees who are being behind bars reportedly beyond the statutory periods as defined by law.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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“Govt Renews Commitment to Protect The Rights of All”

first_imgParticipants at the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and International Human Rights Day, held in Ganta, Nimba County. Justice Minister Dean DisclosesThe Government of Liberia has renewed its unflinching commitment to protect the rights of every citizen and foreign resident within the territorial confines of the country, including women, children and the behaviorally and mentally challenged.Speaking at the occasion marking the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of human Rights and the International Human Rights Day in Ganta on December 10, 2018, Justice Minister Frank Musah Dean, Jr. said the government, under the stewardship of President George Manneh Weah, remains committed to the rights of all citizens and foreigners, regardless of disability and gender, among others.“As a nation emerging from civil conflict, when basic fundamental rights were virtually non-existent, there occasioned the crucial and imperative need to establish and develop institutions to safeguard and strengthen various Human rights institutions to ensure that the rights of ordinary Liberians are protected,” he said.Minister Dean, who proxied for the President as keynote speaker, said, “against this backdrop, the government of Liberia adopted a robust and ambitious plan of action, drafted pursuant to the 1983 Vienna Declaration and Program of Action, which called on state parties to identify and adopt steps safeguard and protect these rights.”He emphasized President Weah’s continued action to protect, strengthen and support various Human Rights Institutions, as a means of advancing and protecting the rights of ordinary Liberians, throughout the length and breadth of this country, and to ensure that human rights issues remain a high priority.The Independent National Commission on Human Rights, in partnership with the Office of the High Commissioner of Human rights (OHCHR) led the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and International Human Rights Day.At the occasion the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection also announced the end of the 16 days of Activism. However, Gender Minister Williametta Saydee-Tarr said the end was just symbolic and does not mean the advocacy will cease.The occasion began with a parade on the main street of Ganta and ended with an indoor program at the Ganta United Methodist Gymnasium.There were high profile international dignitaries, including the UN Women Country Director, Mariew Goreth Nizigama; OHCHR Country Representative, Uchenna Emelonye; UN Resident Coordinator, Yacoub El Hillo; ECOWAS Ambassador, Tunde Ajisomo; A representative of the AU and the host of other commissioners of the INCHR, headed by their Acting Chairman, Rev. Bartholomew B. Colley.This year’s celebration was held under two themes. The international theme was, “Still Working to Ensure Freedom, Equality and Dignity for All,” while the national theme calls for “Sustaining the Peace by Ensuring Dignity for All.”In his statement, the Acting Chairman of INCHR, Rev. Colley, stressed on the sustaining the peace in the country by ensuring the dignity for all.However, Justice Minister Dean has disclosed that the government demonstrated its commitment to promote and protect human rights by the inclusion of national human rights action plan in its Pro-Poor Agenda for Development and Prosperity.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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L.A. basketball far from elite

first_imgSo five hours of basketball Sunday yielded a pair of blowouts: Pistons 98, Clippers 80; and Mavericks 108, Lakers 72. Ack. At least we got to see what good basketball teams look like. Organized. Coherent. With second, third, fourth scoring options. With real players and real role players on the bench. And no glaring weak links named, oh, Smush Parker or Tim Thomas. “The energy and enthusiasm of teams that are winning is unbelievable,” Lakers coach Phil Jackson said, delving into his memory banks. “They stay healthy and focused. Nobody seems to get hurt. Everyone wants to contribute. “At the other end of the spectrum …” Well, yes. At the other end of the spectrum you have the Lakers and Clippers, who are everything the Pistons and Mavericks are not. Modestly talented, disorganized, battered, beaten down. Shockingly, they remain “playoff-caliber” teams, a function of the Western Conference’s sorry status once you get past its top five teams … and down to Nos. 6 (the Lakers, 33-31), 7 (Denver, 30-31) and 8 (the Clips, 29-33) – who are back-pedaling at a high pace. Mulling the retrograde motion of the West’s Best of the Rest, Clippers coach Mike Dunleavy conceded, “Teams have been better off not playing. You’re better off sitting at home” while your competitors lose. The Lakers can talk about injuries, and they have a case. Lamar Odom missed 21 games with a knee injury, and his current shoulder woes have him at five games, going on another 15 or 20. Kwame Brown missed 34 games and Luke Walton is at 21 and counting. Chris Mihm has been out all season. But it isn’t as if the Lakers really were world-beaters back when they were 26-13, on Jan. 17. Then, as now, they were squishy soft in the middle, inept at point guard and a disaster on defense. Andrew Bynum is 19 and a project nowhere near fruition. Brown still drops as many balls as he catches. Parker averages a pathetic 2.5 assists per game as the starting playmaker, and the Lakers give up 102.5 points per game – sixth-worst in the league. They do, however, still have Kobe Bryant, so at least they are watchable – when they aren’t playing someone really good, that is. As for the Clippers, remember all of five months ago, when they were a trendy pick to make the NBA Finals? No, really. Stop laughing. Then they started playing games. And proving, day by day and week by week, that the 47-35 they put up last season was, in fact, an aberration and not a breakthrough. They are now back to being the same ol’ playing-out-the-string Clippers we more readily recognize. Dunleavy made a point of getting himself ejected from Sunday’s game, “trying to make an example to the guys to be more emotional, play with more intensity.” They appeared not to notice. Or care. This team quit on Dunleavy even before he got a four-year, $21 million contract extension in December, which could make for a very tedious run for the Clips, unless they can round up some guys who won’t tune out Coach Mike. Dunleavy questioned his players’ heart after their capitulation vs. the Pistons. “I’m really disappointed in our toughness right now, mental and physical,” he said. “Guys have to go battle. You can have all the schemes you want … but it comes down to physical toughness.” There’s that. And chemistry, too. Something else these Clippers have none of. More specifically, the Clippers have come undone at point guard, where Shaun Livingston was struggling to fulfill his potential even before the disastrous knee injury. Where Sam Cassell fights a losing battle to remain mobile at age 37. And where hot-off-the-waiver-wire journeyman Jason Hart now starts. The Clippers have issues in the paint, too. Elton Brand is off four points per game from his 24 ppg 2005-06 season, and Chris Kaman has been a season-long cipher, before and after he signed for five years and (gulp) $52.5 million. And then there is Thomas, a selfish bust of Vlad Radmanovic proportions. At least a few franchises in the league still play the game well. The Mavericks and Pistons, for example. And it’s a pleasure to see teams with skill, purpose, a plan and cohesion. As opposed to the Lakers and Clippers, reduced to serving as hapless foils Sunday to the league’s elite. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The Lakes and Clips are giving new breadth and depth to the expression “moribund.” The Lakers are collapsing. Twelve defeats in 15 games warrants that description, wouldn’t you say? The Clippers never got up to speed long enough to warrant a term as dramatic as “collapse.” They’re more like an ongoing lapse. We concede they have become formful teams this past month. They lose to everybody. Good or bad. Home or road. But they lose with special panache against the NBA’s handful of elite clubs … a group whose members certainly include the Mavericks, Winningest team in Basketball, and the Pistons, Best of the East. LOS ANGELES – The Lakers and Clippers each played at Staples Center on Sunday, and how could we miss a chance to see two NBA championship contenders in one afternoon? The championship contenders being the Dallas Mavericks and Detroit Pistons, of course, the Lakers’ and Clippers’ opponents Sunday. center_img The L.A. teams? Championship contenders? Hah. last_img read more

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Police probe ‘serious assault’ ahead of Liverpool’s Roma clash

first_img0Shares0000One Roma supporter was pictured carrying a hammer on his way to the attack at Anfield. Photo/COURTSYLIVERPOOL, United Kingdom, Apr 24 – Police are investigating “a serious assault” following reports a Liverpool fan was attacked ahead of the Champions League semi-final first leg against Roma at Anfield on Tuesday.Merseyside Police posted a message on Tuesday evening, confirming an incident had taken place and appealing for video footage. A statement read: “We are investigating a serious assault of a man outside the Albert pub on Walton Breck Rd at about 7.35pm.“Officers are appealing to anyone with information, or mobile phone footage to contact our social media desk via twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook Merseyside Police CC.”There were clashes between Liverpool and Roma supporters shortly before kick-off.Around 80 Roma fans are thought to have used a side road to reach an area populated by Liverpool supporters just outside their Anfield stadium.One man was seen motionless on the road and BBC Sport footage showed another fan carrying a hammer amid reports Roma supporters used belts as weapons.Sunday Times Football correspondent Jonathan Northcroft tweeted: “Roma fans have just attacked Liverpool supporters with belts, outside the Albert. One guy down getting treatment.“The Roma group came out of Venmore Street, and attack was sudden.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Video: Remember him? Premier League flop denies AC Milan victory

first_img1 Massimo Maccarone celebrates AC Milan aren’t the Serie A superpower they once were and now even a Premier League flop is scoring against them over in Italy.Massimo Maccarone joined Middlesbrough back in 2002 for £8million but was more renowned for his work-rate than his goalscoring as he hit just 18 Premier League goals over five seasons.But now the 35-year-old is starring for Empoli and he denied AC Milan, the team he began his career with, a win on Sunday as he headed home a 68th minute equaliser, which leaves the Rossoneri in tenth position.You can check out the goal below…last_img read more

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Mourinho takes dig at City’s ‘extra day’

first_imgLast Saturday’s 2-2 draw at Leicester was the first of four top-flight games in 10 days for United.“I’m not just saying about the privileged teams with six days to recover and to enjoy and to prepare for the next one, but also the ones with a little bit more (time) than us, for example the ones that play after tomorrow — that extra day means a lot,” Mourinho told Sky Sports News.“It means probably they are not working today, it means they can be back to work tomorrow and prepare for the next day. The problem that I see here is the difference between some teams.“But what I call the December injuries in English football are arriving. Some players are leaving the pitch after 15-20 minutes, some others don’t resist for the 90.“Of course it depends on many factors, but we open the door for what I call the December injuries.”Mourinho also admitted that Christmas had been a tough time for him as it was the first one since the death of his father, former Portugal goalkeeper Jose Manuel Mourinho Felix, in June.“It’s the first Christmas without my father and I think that’s the most difficult one,” he said.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manchester United’s manager Jose Mourinho said Christmas has been a tough time for him as it is the first one since the death of his father in June 2017 © AFP/File / Geoff CADDICKLONDON, United Kingdom, Dec 25 – Jose Mourinho aimed a Christmas Day dig at Manchester City, claiming the runaway Premier League leaders have been handed an unfair advantage by playing their next match more than a day later than his United team.United welcome Burnley to Old Trafford on Tuesday but City, who have a huge 13-point lead over their city rivals, won’t play again until Wednesday night when they travel to Newcastle.last_img read more

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