Soccer: FC Tokyo's Asian Champions League bid in danger after loss
Yun Bit Garam's brace lifted South Korea's Ulsan Hyundai FC to a 2-1 Asian Champions League Group F win over J-League side FC Tokyo on Monday.Kensuke Nagai scored for FC Tokyo in the first minute, but Yun equalized from a free kick before the half and dribbled around a pair of defenders to score the winner in the 85th minute."Conceding at the end was a waste," Nagai said. "Next time I want to play so we'll win."The loss put FC Tokyo's hopes of advancing to the knockout round in doubt with seven points, one more than Shanghai Shenhua FC, who have a game in hand and play winless Australian outfi...
Scott Fowler: Matt Rhule said Panthers coaches let team down in loss to Minnesota — and he's right
The Carolina Panthers were looking for a signature win Sunday against Minnesota.What they got instead was a signature loss, one in which all phases of the Panthers — but especially their coaches — cracked under pressure in a 28-27 road loss to Minnesota.Panthers coach Matt Rhule blamed himself and the coaching in general for the loss. Said Rhule afterward: “That’s unacceptable by us as a staff. … We’ve got to put the ball in the end zone there and end the game. Or we’ve got to stop them. Or we’ve got to (make that last-second field goal) … So instead of pointing fingers, I better just point th...
The Charlotte Observer
No. 2 Baylor hands Washington a season-opening loss in Las Vegas
The start to the season was less than ideal for the Washington men’s basketball team.After 13 minutes, the Huskies trailed by 24 points while converting just 2 of 14 shots from the field and struggling to keep pace offensively with No. 2 Baylor.Washington made a run late in the first half and cut its deficit to 12, but never got any closer and fell 86-52 in its opener at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday.Heading into the game, coach Mike Hopkins said he would learn a lot about a young UW team that debuted two new starters, four newcomers and played without suspended star Nahziah Carter...
The Seattle Times
Mark Bradley: We're now seeing the Falcons we expected to see all along
If you care about the Falcons, Sunday’s was a game that made you laugh — and maybe cry. They were without two of their biggest names. They were coming off a loss in which they didn’t manage a touchdown. They were home underdogs against an opponent fighting to make the playoffs. They won 43-6.You laughed because this was among the Falcons’ finest performances of their post-Super Bowl seasons. You wept, or maybe you just shook your head, because … well, where has this been? In the any-given-Sunday NFL, why did this team squander so many Sundays that it’s operating under an interim coach and minu...
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Hasenhuttl insists Southampton 'getting better and better' despite Man Utd loss
Ralph Hasenhuttl was positive despite Southampton's come-from-behind loss to Manchester United.Saints were up 2-0 when the first-half ended at St. Mary's thanks to goals from Jan Bednarek and James Ward-Prowse.But Bruno Fernandes and a brace from Edinson Cavani saw United steal all three points."They played [Edinson] Cavani and he is very hard to defend against. We couldn't keep the pressure high on them. We tried everything and made a fantastic game."We had some fantastic moments - the best I think we can against such sides. I am very happy about what we can play today. The second half, sure,...
Zidane's preparations for Real Madrid's Alaves loss slammed by Mijatovic
Zinedine Zidane did not prepare his Real Madrid side sufficiently well enough to allow them to overcome Alaves on Saturday, according to former Blancos striker and director of football Predrag Mijatovic.Madrid went down to a 2-1 home loss as goals from Lucas and Joselu consigned the Bernabeu outfit to a shock reverse at their temporary home of the Alfredo Di Stefano.The display was widely condemned as being disorganised and Mijatovic has hit out at the coach’s preparation for the game.“He must fix the situation but this begins when you prepare for the match,” Mijatovic argued to Cadena SER. “Y...
Ehlinger, Texas left feeling 'frustrated and confused' after 23-20 loss to Iowa State
AUSTIN, Texas — In the end, after multiple last gasp passes fell incomplete and an inspired kick hooked left, Sam Ehlinger stood, then kneeled and ultimately jogged off the field alone.The Texas quarterback hustled out of Royal-Memorial Stadium after watching his last home game go awry and the last flicker of a Big 12 championship get extinguished.“Frustrated and confused,” Ehlinger said. “Wish it didn’t have to go this way.”No. 13 Iowa State squeezed the home team’s optimism throughout the second half and then snuffed out two fourth-down gambles. Ehlinger tried to engineer another late-game c...
UN: Israel blockade results in $16.5bn loss to Gaza economy
A new United Nations (UN) report found that the Israeli blockade on the Gaza Strip has resulted in $16.5 billion losses to its crippling economy and pushed more than half of the enclave's residents below the poverty line.The report, which was issued on Wednesday by the UN's Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) to the General Assembly, covered the years between 2007 and 2018.In the report, UNCTAD called on the Israeli occupation to immediately stop the continuing siege that has caused a near-collapse of economic activities in Gaza and a poverty rate of 56 per cent."The situation is goin...
The Middle East Monitor
'I don't have an explanation' - Zidane at a loss after Real Madrid stunned at home by Alaves
Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane was at a loss for an explanation after watching his side fall 2-1 at home to Alaves on Saturday.Lucas Perez and Joselu scored on either side of the half for Alaves, and Madrid could only respond with a late Casemiro consolation in the 86th minute.It was Madrid's third La Liga defeat of the season as they dropped six points behind Atletico Madrid and Real Sociedad, who are atop the table with 23 points each.Madrid have now lost three of their last five home games in all competitions, as many defeats as in their previous 31 matches at home.Goal 50 Revealed:...
Centum falls into Sh1.98bn half-year loss
Centum Investment Group has posted Sh1.98 billion half-year net loss, hurt by a drop in both sales and investment income.The performance was a stark contrast from Sh6.79 billion net profit in a similar period last year.The huge decline was majorly contributed by the absence of any one-off benefits as was the case last year when it booked Sh12.4 billion net gain on disposal of three investments.However, Centum Investment Company, which is listed on the Nairobi bourse, has reported a net profit of Sh95 million compared to a loss of Sh1.6 billion for a similar period in 2019.The review period saw...