GOALS:- CITY: FERNANDO 7th; DE BRUYNE 12th; AGUERO 19th; KOLAROV 90th.Kevin de Bruyne marked his return from injury to kick-start Manchester City’s title hopes. Three of City’s goals came in the opening 18 minutes, with Fernando converting Jesus Navas’ corner after seven minutes. de Bruyne added a second before Sergio Aguero headed a third. Aleksandar Kolarov claimed City’s fourth with the last kick of the game.ASTON VILLA 0 CHELSEA 4 GOALS:-STOKE: AFELLAY 13; BOJAN 53. SWANSEA: SIGURDSSON 68; PALOSCHI 79.Gylfi Sigurdsson and Alberto Paloschi struck as Swansea came from two goals down to damage Stoke’s European hopes. Ibrahim Afellay marked his 30th birthday by giving Mark Hughes’ side a half-time lead as he headed in Marko Arnautovic’s cross. Bojan Krkic doubled the lead early in the second half with a fine solo goal. But Sigurdsson pulled one back with a shot on the turn that wrong-footed keeper Jakob Haugaard, and Paloschi’s deflected strike earned a point.SUNDERLAND 0 WEST BROMWICH ALBION 0Sunderland remain in the relegation zone after they failed to turn their dominance into goals against West Brom. Despite a first clean sheet in 17 league games, the Black Cats took only a point, wasting two excellent chances to win the game in the closing minutes. First, Fabio Borini forced a sprawling save from Ben Foster, before the keeper denied Jermain Defoe from five yards. Then the hosts had a goal disallowed in injury time when Dame N’Doye netted, but was correctly adjudged offside.WEST HAM UNITED 2 CRYSTAL PALACE 2 GOALS:- CHELSEA: LOFTUS-CHEEK 26th; PATO PEN 45th; PEDRO 46th, 59th.Aston Villa could be relegated as early as next weekend after another embarrassing performance. Ruben Loftus-Cheek’s deflected shot and Alexandre Pato’s precise penalty had given the visitors a healthy half-time lead. Pedro scored twice, slotting in Oscar’s pass and hammering home a loose ball, before Alan Hutton was sent off to compound Villa’s misery.ARSENAL 4 WATFORD 0 GOALS:- LIVERPOOL: COUTINHO 51st. spurs: KANE 63rd.Tottenham dropped two valuable points at Anfield and with Leicester beating Southampton a day later they are a massive seven points adrift of the Barclays Premier League leaders with just six games to go. Liverpool took the lead through Philippe Coutinho soon after half-time, but a tremendous reply from Harry Kane earned Spurs a point.NORWICH CITY 3 NEWCASTLE UNITED 2 GOALS:-ARSENAL: SANCHEZ 4th; IWOBI 38th; BELLERIN 48th; WALCOTT 90th.Arsenal maintained their faint hopes of winning the Barclays Premier League title with an easy victory. Alexis Sanchez gave the Gunners a fourth-minute lead, then Alex Iwobi doubled their lead from 12 yards. Hector Bellerin’s shot deflected in for Arsenal’s third, while substitute Theo Walcott completed the rout in added time.LIVERPOOL 1 spurs 1 GOALS:- NORWICH: KLOSE 45th; MBOKANI 74th; OLSSON 90th. NEWCASTLE: MITROVIC 71st, PEN 86th.Norwich City moved a step closer to safety in the Barclays Premier League after Martin Olsson stole a late winner against increasingly troubled Newcastle United. Timm Klose gave Norwich the lead with a first-half header before Aleksandar Mitrovic replied. Mitrovic levelled again, from the spot, after Dieumerci Mbokani’s superb strike had made it 2-1. But Olsson drove the winner.STOKE CITY 2 SWANSEA CITY 2 AFC BOURNEMOUTH 0 MANCHESTER CITY 4 GOALS:- WEST HAM: LANZINI 18th; PAYET 41st. PALACE: DELANEY 15th; GAYLE 75th.West Ham’s hopes of qualifying for the Champions League suffered with a draw against Crystal Palace. The Eagles went in front when Damien Delaney headed his side ahead. The Hammers equalised soon after through Manuel Lanzini before Dimitri Payet’s stunning 20-yard free kick put the hosts ahead. West Ham’s Cheikhou Kouyate was sent off for fouling Dwight Gayle, who then equalised.
In this file photo, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, center, speaks during a news conference in Los Angeles. Los Angeles leaders this week are trying to sell their plan to host the Olympic Games to visiting members of the International Olympic Committee. APLOS ANGELES — The mayor of Los Angeles is talking to Olympic leaders about having his city wait until 2028 to host the Summer Games in exchange for funding for youth sports programs.At a news conference this week, Mayor Eric Garcetti said he and Olympic leaders have discussed “what it would take for us to consider one of us going first and the other going second” — a reference to the contest between Paris and Los Angeles for the 2024 Olympics.ADVERTISEMENT BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast UEFA will ‘fight’ for Europe’s right to host 2030 World Cup Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach wants to award both the 2024 and 2028 Games, and while each city has repeatedly stressed its bid is only for 2024, Garcetti is now acknowledging discussions with the IOC about 2028.“My dream is not so much just to bring the Olympics here, but is to bring youth sports for free to every zip code,” Garcetti said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe IOC meets next week to discuss the possibility of awarding both Olympics later this year. Bach wants to avoid another bidding debacle the likes of which he’s seen this year, with Hamburg, Germany; Budapest, Hungary; and Rome all dropping out. Los Angeles, meanwhile, was the U.S. Olympic Committee’s second choice, after Boston initially got the nod but then saw that bid flounder because of lack of public support.Officials from the LA 2024 bid did not have comment on the Garcetti news conference. Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV MOST READ BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments
Sports Minister Ajay Maken on Thursday said he will write to the Home ministry to give a suitable job to volleyball player Sonu Sinha, who lost her leg after she was thrown out of a moving train near Bareilly by three men on her way to Delhi for a CISF recruitment examination.Maken, who had announced an immediate ex-gratia of Rs 25,000 for her treatment on Wednesday, said the government would give more monetary help if required.Sonu, a 23-year-old national level woman volleyball player, was pushed by three men out of the Padmavat Express on Tuesday night between Chenati and Bareilly railway stations while she tried to resist a robbery attempt.As she fell on the track, she was hit by another train moving on a parallel track and her left leg below the knee was crushed. A profusely bleeding Sonu was rushed to the district hospital in Bareilly, where her leg was amputated.”A Sports Authority of India official will reach Bareilly today to hand over Rs 25,000 to her and we will give more money if required for her treatment,” Maken said on the sidelines of South Asian Football Federation seminar here.”I am writing to the Home ministry requesting them to give her a job since she was going for her examination for CISF which comes under Home ministry,” he said.”I have also requested the railway ministry to inquire into the incident and give her compensation since the incident happened while she was travelling in a train,” he added.advertisementMeanwhile, Maken also apologised to the members of the 1960 Indian Olympic football team some of whom have complained that they had to foot the hotel bill for overnight stay in New Delhi before they were felicitated by the ministry on Wednesday.”I apologised if that had happened. There was no intention that we would want them to pay their bills of say Rs 1000 by themselves when we are giving them Rs one and half lakh each for their achievements in football. I am sorry for that,” he said.The members of the 1960 team — captain P K Banerjee, Chunni Goswami, Tulsidas Balaram, S Narayanan, Fortunata A Franco, O Chandrashekhar, S S Hakim, S H Hamid, Arun Lal Ghosh, Simon Sunder Raj and the wives of late Peter Thanga Raj and D Kannan — were presented with a silver plaque, a shawl and a cheque of Rs 1.5 lakh each on Wednesday by the sports ministry.The Indian team had put up an impressive performance in 1960 Rome Olympics by creating scare among power houses of European football. They drew 1-1 with France and lost 1-2 to Hungary to take the world by surprise.- With PTI inputs
The 37-year-old Federer had a set point in 10th game of the second for a 2-0 lead but Tsitsipas saved it with a service winner.Federer has won the last two Australian titles and has six overall at Melbourne Park, a record he shares with top-ranked Novak Djokovic and Roy Emerson.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsThe 20-year-old Tsitsipas says “I’m the happiest person on earth right now.” His best previous run at a major ended in a fourth-round exit at Wimbledon last year.He will next play Roberto Bautista Agut, who beat 2018 runner-up Marin Cilic in five sets to reach the quarterfinals for the first time. Bautista Agut had lost in the fourth round nine times at Slams. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte LATEST STORIES ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It’s Barty Party time Down Under: Aussie bet into women’s QF Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town View comments Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Switzerland’s Roger Federer, right, and Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas cross as they walk to their chairs during a break in their fourth round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)MELBOURNE —Two-time defending champion Roger Federer’s has been upset in the fourth round of the Australian Open by Stefanos Tsitsipas, who becomes the first player from Greece to reach the quarterfinals at a major.Tsitsipas converted one of his three breakpoint chances in the match and fended off all 12 he faced to beat the 20-time major winner 6-7 (11), 7-6 (3), 7-5, 7-6 (5)ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ
Twitter Advertisement Facebook HALIFAX – DHX Media (or the “Company”) (TSX: DHX, NASDAQ: DHXM), a global children’s content and brands company, has signed a definitive agreement to sell its Halifax animation studio. The sale is part of the Company’s ongoing strategic shift to focus and streamline its production operations.“The sale will generate operating efficiencies by consolidating animation production, and aligns with our objectives of rationalizing costs, simplifying our organization and focusing resources,” said Michael Donovan, CEO and Executive Chairman, DHX Media.DHX Media is headquartered in Halifax. The sale does not include This Hour Has 22 Minutes, which continues to be owned by DHX Media and produced in Halifax. Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement The sale is expected to close on or about December 31, 2018, and is subject to customary closing conditions, applicable third party consents and the execution of certain ancillary agreements.About DHX MediaDHX Media Ltd. (TSX: DHX, NASDAQ: DHXM) is a global children’s content and brands company, recognized for such high-profile properties as Peanuts, Teletubbies, Strawberry Shortcake, Caillou, Inspector Gadget, and the acclaimed Degrassi franchise. One of the world’s foremost producers of children’s shows, DHX Media owns the world’s largest independent library of children’s content, at 13,000 half-hours. It licenses its content to broadcasters and streaming services worldwide and generates royalties through its global consumer products program. Through its subsidiary, WildBrain, DHX Media operates one of the largest networks of children’s channels on YouTube. Headquartered in Canada, DHX Media has offices worldwide. Visit us at www.dhxmedia.com. Advertisement