Neymar is in tears after coach Tite defends his reputation

first_imgJo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene MOST READ NBA: Vince Carter hopes Raptors will retire his jersey Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In September, Neymar was caught in the middle of a media storm when he argued with PSG teammate Edinson Cavani over who should take a penalty, which Cavani — the club’s top scorer this season and last — eventually did.Emery did not make it clear afterward who is the designated penalty-taker going forward.“I have no issue with Cavani, no issue with the coach. On the contrary, I came to PSG with his support,” Neymar said. “We had a meeting and he said he was going to help me, help me achieve goals with the club and the group. I want this story of me having problems to end.”Tite sternly took Neymar’s defense, which led to Neymar crying.“People always said I had problems with Neymar. We are sick of hearing that. I can say he has personality and character,” Tite said. “We are not perfect, we are human beings. Sometimes we react in the wrong way. I did that in my career. But we have to be careful when we talk about people’s character and nature. I can talk about Neymar’s character, nature, and big heart.”Earlier, Fernandinho was fouled in the box and Neymar converted the penalty in the ninth minute, sending Japan goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima the wrong way. The referee at Pierre Mauroy Stadium in Lille used video assistance to award the penalty.Neymar’s second penalty attempt was blocked by Kawashima. Hotaru Yamagushi was sanctioned for a clumsy challenge on Gabriel Jesus in the 17th.Marcelo and Gabriel Jesus also scored for Brazil in the first half. Tomoaki Makino scored for Japan in the second half.Brazil has embarked on a mini-tour of Europe and will next play England at Wembley Stadium next week.Brazil and Japan have qualified for the World Cup in Russia. After Tite defended Neymar, Neymar cried, hugged Tite, and left the conference.According to reports, Neymar has been unhappy with Emery’s use of video to review matches — considering them too long — and they also had a falling out during a training session. Sports daily L’Equipe reported that Neymar even did the opposite to what Emery asked on one occasion.Neymar was rested last Saturday as Angers was beaten 5-0, with Emery saying he was being rested because of a minor knock, which further fueled stories of tensions between them.Neymar continued to dismiss them.“I don’t like made up stories. My trouble is with part of the press. It is not against everyone,” Neymar said. “It is against those that think they know it all, but they don’t.”ADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Brazil’s Neymar controls the ball during their international friendly soccer match Brazil against Japan at the Pierre Mauroy stadium in Lille, northern France, Friday, Nov. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler)Having scored one penalty and missed another penalty in Brazil’s 3-1 win over Japan in Lille on Friday, Neymar then cried at a news conference after his coach defended his reputation.Brazil coach Tite was moved to defend Neymar following reports this week in the French media that Neymar has fallen out with Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery. Reports in Spain even linked Neymar — who only just joined PSG for a world-record fee of 222 million euros ($260 million) — with a move to Real Madrid.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending 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 award OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacsoncenter_img Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LATEST STORIES It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Speaking after the win against Japan, Neymar insisted he is happy at PSG.“I had a great welcome at PSG. Everyone treated me with care and respect,” he said. “Any move to a new place of work has difficulties, it takes a while, but it also depends on people at the club to make adaptation quicker. That’s what happened to me, I adapted quickly.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogHe also dismissed reports of a fallout with Emery.“I talked to Tite, this is something that has hurt me little by little,” Neymar said. “These stories are made up by people who are not in PSG, who are not there day by day.”last_img read more

Mother loses unborn child

first_imgBlankenburg fatal accidentThe parents of the two young children who were killed in an accident at Blankenburg, West Coast Demerara on Tuesday last will be discharged from a city hospital, some time today.Mark Halley and Michell Miguel will be discharged from hospital todayGuyana Times understands that the father, Mark Halley, of Covent Garden, East Bank Demerara, is recovering from a broken collar bone and three broken ribs on his left side. A Police source attached to the investigation revealed that Halley would be charged for the fatal accident.According to reports, the mother of the children, Michell Miguel, also lost her unborn child as a medical termination was performed in an effort to save her life.Persons close to the couple on Monday attempted to clear up reports which suggested that the dark grey Allion motor car, bearing registration number PVV 38, was operating as a taxi. Guyana Times was reliably informed that Halley was en route to transport goods for the vehicle’s owner when he reportedly swerved to avoid a dog, and subsequently crashed. This publication was also informed that the investigation showed that Halley was speeding at the time.Additionally, Guyana Times also received information that the badly damaged motor car allegedly belonged to a Police rank attached to the Georgetown Division.It was in the wee hours of September 13 that the two children, 10-month-old Marvin Miguel and his seven-year-old sister, Tina Miguel, were killed, after the car in which they were travelling slammed into two parked vehicles (a Tundra and a minibus) on the Blankenburg Public Road.Reports reveal that the family was heading to Parika. Halley would normally take his family along on his trips transporting goods from Parika, according to sources. This newspaper was told that the seven-year-old usually lived with her mother’s family in Lethem, Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo), but came to spend the holidays with her mother, brother and stepfather.last_img read more

CANU ranks to be trained to detect drug trends

first_img…benefit from other specialised trainingScores of ranks attached to the Customs Anti-Narcotic Unit (CANU) will benefit from the agency’s annual staff training programme over a five-day period that will expose them to in-depth training in specialised areas.Training will be facilitated in the areas of drug trends, leadership and professionalism, interviewing techniques, search techniques, immigration operation and examination of documents, forensic awareness, customs operations, and examination of documents.At the opening ceremony of CANU’s annual training, Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan stated that this activity was very timely and relevant in the work of law enforcement officials and the areas that they would be intensely focusing on are essential in the fight against drugs.“It is very significant at this time when we have the trade in narcotics in the Region and internationally and some say at its highest point. It is reaching over the trillion-dollar level internationally… I would want whenever the tutors and the mentors and the lecturers come, you (CANU ranks) ensure that you take it all in for purposes of understanding so that you can be that little soldier in that larger war or battle for purposes of ensuring that we have a better day in relation to this scourge of our society called drugs,” he told the gathering at the opening ceremony.He expounded on the negative effects that narco-trafficking and the narco trade have on a country’s development as well as the detrimental results that affect average citizens.According to the Public Security Minister, another negativity that results from the drug trade, which supports the fact that it is necessary to curb its prevalence, is the distortion of an economy. This in turn results in potential investors refusing to do business in the country since they will opine that such a country is “a drug territory”.He also pointed out that the drug trade also has a direct negative culturally impact on citizens of any country and especially on the youths, since they observe persons involved living lavish lifestyles and sometimes want to live such a life when they get older.“Our young people seeing that become very suggestible and they then want to live that lifestyle and then the principles of a good society where wealth must be accumulated as a matter because of working; you have all of that being toppled over, capsized for the purpose of getting so much money on doing a drug run.”According to Ramjattan, drug-related crimes also spawn a variety of other criminalities, one of which is the crime of Trafficking In Persons (TIP). As such, he reiterated the need to ensure that law enforcement officials continue to put dents into the drug trade business here in Guyana.last_img read more

4th Roy Fredericks Cup slated for July 21

first_imgBlairmont Centre Cricket Club will be hosting the fourth annual fundraiser, Roy Fredericks’ Floodlight Cup Revolution, at the Albion Community Centre on Saturday July 21.The Blairmont Blazers team that claimed the third edition’s title of the Roy Fredericks CupThe cricket competition will be a day-and-night affair, and leading cricket clubs in Guyana have already confirmed their participation. Apart from competition in the shortest version of cricket, volleyball and dominoes competitions are also on the cards.The day’s activities are expected to commence at 09:00 hrs and conclude at 22:30 hrs, with the seven teams competing for the Roy Fredericks Cup 2018, a symbol of supremacy in cricket.Two-time defending champions, Blairmont Blazer, will be hard pressed to retain their crown. They are expected to face stiff challenges from other teams, such as Albion Cricket Club, Demerara Cricket Club, Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club, Port Mourant Cricket Club, Young Warriors, and Upper Corentyne Association.The late Guyana and West Indies star batsman Roy Frederick started his cricket career at the Blairmont Centre Cricket Club (BCCC), and he later went on to play with the Demerara Cricket Club. BCCC executives and members have named the BCCC main pavilion after this great son of the soil.Fredericks played 59 tests, scoring 4,334 runs at an average of 42.49. He blasted 8 centuries and 26 half centuries during that time.Fredericks gained international fame for his scintillating 169 scored at Perth against Australia, playing against the likes of Dennis Lillee and Jeff Thomson. This tournament has, since 2015, been a tribute to Fredericks, and it has become one of the club’s major fundraising events.The club’s executives and members are seeking sponsorship for the event, and would welcome any contribution toward its success.Proceeds will go towards the intended purposes of maintaining and developing the cricket club. The club’s main project is to build an indoor cricket facility for club members and other non-members to utilize during the rainy season.For more information in regard to this tournament, interested persons are kindly asked to contact BCCC Assistant Secretary Ameer Rahim on 626-2563.last_img read more

Rockets expect Yao back

first_imgBefore the injury, Yao was having the best season of his career, averaging 27 points and nine rebounds. He scored more than 30 points in four of the five games before his injury. The Rockets have struggled of late, losing three of their past four, including an embarrassing 97-74 loss to San Antonio on Saturday night. Allen back in Sonics’ starting lineup: Ray Allen returned to the Seattle SuperSonics’ starting lineup Sunday night against Charlotte after missing a game because of bone spurs in his left ankle. Coach Bob Hill said Allen intends on trying to play the rest of the season with the injury. The 31-year-old guard missed Seattle’s victory at home against the Clippers on Thursday night and was listed questionable for Sunday’s game. “It gets inflamed and there’s pain,” Hill said. “He has to do so much. He has to play a lot of minutes and he has to score a lot of points.” Yao Ming is expected to return for the Houston Rockets tonight against the Cleveland Cavaliers. The 7-foot-6 center has been out since breaking his right leg on Dec. 23 and has missed the past 32 games. He was medically cleared to play by the Rockets’ team doctors and moved to the active roster Sunday. center_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Exclusive – Focused Balotelli will be world class for Liverpool, insists former Reds boss

first_imgFormer Liverpool manager Gerard Houllier believes Mario Balotelli will be a big success at Anfield – but only if he keeps focusing on football.The Italian joined the Reds in a surprise £16million move in the summer transfer window and netted his first goal for the club in the club’s 2-1 victory over Ludogorets Razgrad.And, when asked if he thought Balotelli was a good signing by Brendan Rodgers, he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast: “I think so, because he is a good goalscorer.“He will have to adapt to his new environment and his new team-mates. I think, for the time being, he knows he can’t waste time on silly things.“He has to really focus on his football because, when he does, he is world class.”last_img read more

Football fever raising temperature in Russia’s frozen Arctic

first_img0Shares0000A reindeer herder wearing a cap with the logo of Barcelona’s football team poses in the remote Yamalo-Nenets region of northern Russia. © AFP / Sergei GAPONYAMALO-NENETS, Russian Federation, Jun 4 – The cap’s unmistakable Barcelona logo peeks out from under the reindeer herder’s woolly hood.His smiling eyes tell the story: World Cup football is coming to the yurts set up in the permafrost high above Russia’s Arctic Circle, where temperatures dip into uncharted territories. Reindeer herders in the remote Yamalo-Nenets region of northern Russia. © AFP / Sergei GAPONYamalo-Nenets is one of Russia’s richest regions, an area larger than France, but is home to just half a million people who live the way their ancestors did for millenia.Most locals reap no benefits from the wealth of the oil and gas buried deep in the frozen tundra now driving Russia’s growth.A kid drinks the blood of a reindeer in the remote Yamalo-Nenets region of northern Russia . © AFP / Sergei GAPONThey lead a nomadic existence, their hands often covered in blood from the reindeer whose hides form their subsistence, and which dry on lines of string like wet laundry.Reindeer blood, warm and nourishing, is a staple of their diets and is gingerly gathered and drunk out of metal mugs.Children of reindeer herders play with a ball on the snow in the remote Yamalo-Nenets region of northern Russia. © AFP / Sergei GAPONAnd its deep red colour is also the colour of the rubber ball kids kick with abandon across the snow in their woolly deer hide boots and mittens, bright traditional dresses worn over the top of deer hide body suits.A yellow belt speckled with other bright colours completes the outfit as the children aim the ball for a stick embedded in the snow, a form of football played according to their own fashion.The snow will remain hard and deep by the time the World Cup is played for the first time in Russia between June 14 and July 15.A reindeer herder chops wood near a yurt in the remote Yamalo-Nenets region of northern Russia. © AFP / Sergei GAPONBut the reindeer herders of one of the world’s most remote inhabited regions beyond the reach of television signals will be following it as best they can — by word of mouth reports from places with electricity lines.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Transfer Spotlight: Liverpool’s summer spree continues with ‘bid’ for this Italy ace

first_img1 Italy Under-21 defender Davide Zappacosta Liverpool have stunned supporters with a flurry of early transfer activity, and the Reds are targeting another defensive signing in Italian starlet Davide Zappacosta.It is understood Nathaniel Clyne’s imminent Anfield arrival will soon be finalised, and Brendan Rodgers is keen to provide further back-up at right-back, with Glen Johnson leaving, Jon Flanagan injured and Javier Manquillo coming into the final year of his loan from Atletico Madrid.talkSPORT’s Transfer Spotlight takes a look at the youngster Rodgers may look to…Name: Davide ZappacostaDate of birth: June 11 1992Birthplace: Sora, ItalyPosition: Full-backClub: AtalantaWhat’s the latest?Liverpool sent scouts to watch Zappacosta, as Rodgers looks to strengthen his defensive options and provide competition for Clyne. The Reds have reportedly been monitoring the 23-year-old for over a year. He impressed with a series of fine performances in Italy’s European Under-21 Championship campaign, though the Azzurri exited at the group stage. Tottenham, Torino and Fiorentina are also rumoured to be interested in the defender, who scored three goals in 29 appearances for Atalanta last season. Newspaper Gazzetta Dello Sport claims Liverpool have made a bid for Zappacosta.Did you know?1) He began his career at six years of age for hometown club Sora as a forward.2) He joined Atalanta in 2011 but spent the next three seasons on loan at Serie B outfit Avellino, where he moved to the wing and later his preferred full-back position before rejoining his parent club, signing a four-year contract in June 2014.3) He scored his first senior Atalanta goal in January 2015, finding the net to seal a 2-2 draw with Serie A rivals Genoa.4) He scored another goal in their 1-1 draw with Chievo and later netted again against Fiorentina, though it could not stop his side slumping to a 3-2 defeat. The points his goals secured proved vital as the side narrowly avoided relegation.5) Hearing of the Liverpool rumours, Zappacosta admitted it would be a “dream come true to play in the Premier League”, and that he “feels ready for an experience abroad” and wants to “challenge [himself] at the top level”.6) Zappacosta has been described as a “big Napoli fan” by his agent. When the defender was linked with the Italian side earlier this year, his agent admitted he would “do anything to join Napoli, even if it meant playing in goal!”Video evidence:last_img read more


first_imgA unique exhibition featuring many old photographs is taking place at Ballybofey’s Butt Hall.The exhibition celebrates 200 years of Donegal’s unique history and the relevance of local history for people living today and will run until mid June. The exhibition showcases Donegal County Archives’ many and varied archival collections. Nine panels are on display which are based around the following themes- Homesteads; Donegal Wains; Fun and Games; Days of Toil; Faith and Worship; Landlords and Tenants; Conflict; Local Democracy; Journeys in Time.The panels contain a brief history of the themes and are accompanied by images scanned from the County Archives’ many collections. Images include photographs, posters, leaflets, extracts from letters, registers, minute books and other items.Included in the exhibition are some of the photographs kindly loaned to the County Archives for the purpose of the exhibition. DONEGAL’S HISTORIC PAST FEATURED IN PHOTO EXHIBITION was last modified: May 17th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Sensenbrenner urges vote soon

first_imgWASHINGTON – The House and Senate should vote on a compromise immigration bill before the November elections so voters can assess how their lawmakers did on the issue, House Judiciary Committee Chairman James Sensenbrenner said Friday. But a chance at citizenship for illegal immigrants – what some call amnesty – is a nonstarter for any compromise bill, said Sensenbrenner, R-Wis. Failing to appoint negotiators to a House-Senate conference committee or waiting until after the elections would amount to “punting,” he said. Plus, the American public is entitled to assess how their senators and representatives did on the issue “before they decide who to send back,” he said. A number of senators and House members face re-election races this fall. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2The Senate on Thursday passed a bill that provides stepped-up border security, guest-worker programs to bring in new foreign workers and a chance at citizenship for those guest workers and the estimated 12 million illegal immigrants already in the country. The House bill, which triggered massive street protests around the country, is generally limited to border enforcement and cracking down on employers who hire illegal immigrants. “I would like to see a bill passed and signed into law. However, I’m a realist, you know, and given the fact that the Senate and the House started miles apart, and as a result of some amendments that were offered in the Senate miles have become moons apart or oceans apart, this has made a difficult task even more so,” Sensenbrenner said. The House bill would make all illegal immigrants subject to felony charges. It has no provision for either a new temporary worker program or a pathway to citizenship for men, women and children unlawfully in the country. Supporters have said border security should come first, before a guest-worker program or legalization. Sensenbrenner acknowledged it is impractical to round up 12 million immigrants illegally in the country. He said border controls and enforcement of employer sanctions – a maximum $40,000 fine per illegal worker in the House bill – will dry up jobs for illegal immigrants and they will go home voluntarily. “I think the American people are willing to spend whatever it takes to secure the border. And securing the border is not just an immigration issue. It’s a drug enforcement and national security issue, as well,” he said. The Senate had not formally sent the bill to the House late Friday.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more