BLUES DROP PRE-SEASON OPENER TO MCGILL

first_imgStory Links The University of Toronto Varsity Blues men’s basketball team fell 76-70 to McGill University in pre-season action on Friday, October 4 at Goldring Centre for High Performance SportHOW IT HAPPENED: McGill outscored the Blues 30-23 in the fourth quarter to seal the victory, despite Toronto having led at the end of the first and third quarters. Third-year guard Evan Shadkami led the Blues scoring with 24 points. UC-Riverside transfer Eric Rwahwire led Toronto’s rebounding with 11, while sophomore Iñaki Alvarez led the team in assists with three on the night.UP NEXT: The Blues are back in action on Sunday, October 6 as they take on the UQAM Citadins in St. Catherines. Tip off is set for 2 p.m.For more information, scores and highlights on your favourite U of T athletes and teams, please visit www.varsityblues.ca. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for the latest and greatest in Varsity Blues intercollegiate athletics.Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Swansea 1-0 Liverpool: Reds stars rated and slated

first_img SUB – Danny Ings – 6 – Looked sharp and was one of the few bright points of a terrible night at the Liberty Stadium. Will hope to build on this display. Emre Can – 5 – Captained the side on the night but failed to lead by example as he drifted through the game. Snatched at a volley in the closing stages when a better finish was expected. Loris Karius – 6 – Fortunately saw his failure to save at his near post count for nothing as the ball went out of play. Stood no chance with the goal but his distribution was questionable. 13 Virgil van Dijk – 6 – It was his feeble header which led to Swansea’s winning goal. Sent an effort narrowly wide from a corner but will be disappointed to mark his Liverpool Premier League debut with a defeat. 13 13 Andrew Robertson – 6 – Delivered a teasing cross which deserved to be finished by his onrushing teammates in the second half. Looked a threat as an attacking force in the second half. 13 13 13 13 13 Roberto Firmino – 5 – Somehow failed to level the scores in the dying seconds when it looked easier to score before hitting the woodwork. Full of effort but lacked the finish like many of his teammates. Joel Matip – 7 – One of the few Liverpool players who looked to create openings. The defender regularly brought the ball out of defence to great effect before losing his composure higher up the pitch. Sadio Mane – 4 – Another forward who disappointed for the Reds. Should have equalised before the interval and looked content to drift through the game without any real purpose to his play. 13 Joe Gomez – 5 – Needs to be taken out of the limelight. The youngster has struggled in recent weeks and endured another difficult night comprising of missed tackles, wayward passes and loose marking. 13 Georginio Wijnaldum – 4 – Is the Dutch midfielder Liverpool’s answer to Moussa Sissoko? Added nothing to the game in any aspect before being dragged off the pitch by Klopp. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain – 5 – Failed to relive his heroics against Manchester City in what was a disappointing display. Energetic as ever but looked short on ideas for the majority of the game. 13 Mohamed Salah – 5 – A rare off night for the usually brilliant Egyptian. The forward simply could not find his shooting range as he wasted chance after chance. 13 SUB – Adam Lallana – 5 – Given a 20 minute cameo but failed to add the creative touch the Reds were missing. Snatched at a chance of a rebound following Firmino’s incredible failure to score. 13 Liverpool failed to pull clear in the race for Champions League qualification after losing to bottom club Swansea at the Liberty Stadium.The Reds endured a miserable night in Wales as they succumbed to defeat thanks to Alfie Mawson’s first half header.The loss leaves Jurgen Klopp’s side in fourth place but they end the weekend two points clear of Tottenham in fifth when they had chance to create a five-point gap.But how did the Reds perform against the Swans?Click the right arrow, above, to see talkSPORT’s Liverpool player ratings…last_img read more

Young gets three-game ban for elbow

first_imgManchester United Man United’s Young gets three-game ban for elbowing Tadic Joe Wright 03:39 1/1/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) ashley young - cropped Getty Images Manchester United Premier League Watford v Swansea City Swansea City Watford Everton v Manchester United Everton The absences are piling up for Jose Mourinho, as the suspended Young joins the likes of injured duo Lukaku and Zlatan in missing the next matches Manchester United’s Ashley Young has been given a three-match ban by the Football Association (FA) after he accepted a charge of violent conduct.Young appeared to elbow the Southampton’s Dusan Tadic in the stomach as they jostled at a corner during the second half of the 0-0 draw at Old Trafford on Saturday.The 32-year-old accepted the charge, but his argument that the length of the suspension was excessive was rejected by an FA regulatory commission. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “Ashley Young will be suspended for Manchester United’s next three matches,” the FA confirmed in a statement. “He accepted a violent conduct charge following an off-the-ball incident during yesterday’s game against Southampton, but argued the suspension was excessive. This was rejected by a Regulatory Commission.”Ashley Young will be suspended for Manchester United’s next three matches. He accepted a violent conduct charge following an off-the-ball incident during yesterday’s game against Southampton, but argued the suspension was excessive. This was rejected by a Regulatory Commission.— FA Spokesperson (@FAspokesperson) December 31, 2017The FA has also issued a three-game ban to Swansea City’s Kyle Naughton after he was seen apparently stamping on Watford striker Stefano Okaka in their 2-1 win at Vicarage Road.The news on Young is another blow for United manager Jose Mourinho, who is already without full-back Antonio Valencia, club captain Michael Carrick, Chris Smalling, Eric Bailly, Marouane Fellaini, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Romelu Lukaku due to injury.United face Everton on Monday before they host Derby County in the FA Cup next Friday. They then meet Stoke City on January 15. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more