Man City hammer Arsenal to win first trophy of Guardiola era

first_img“It’s important,” said Guardiola. “We’re so happy, and a big congratulations to all of Manchester City, and our fans. This trophy is for Manchester City and not for me.“The first half we were not good, there were a lot of mistakes. In the second half we played with a lot more courage and personality — we were outstanding.” London, United Kingdom | AFP | Manchester City rolled back the years on Sunday to win the first trophy of the Pep Guardiola era with three of their veteran players scoring in an emphatic 3-0 win against Arsenal at Wembley.Sergio Aguero, Vincent Kompany and David Silva were all on the scoresheet as City lifted the trophy for the fifth time — only Liverpool have won it more.It was an stirring response from the Premier League leaders after their bid for a historic quadruple came to an end with a shock FA Cup defeat to League One Wigan on Monday. City’s first goal, in the first half, came in unlikely circumstances for a side lauded for their slick passing style.A long punt upfield from goalkeeper Claudio Bravo was controlled by Sergio Aguero, who coolly lifted the ball over a helpless David Ospina in the Arsenal goal.Captain Kompany doubled the lead in the second half with just over half an hour to go and Silva put the game out of the reach of Arsene Wenger’s team.The runaway Premier League leaders will be hoping to use the victory as a springboard to greater glory as the season approaches its final stretch but defeat for Wenger means he has never lifted the League Cup.center_img – Control –On a bitterly cold, clear day in London, City, in their light blue kit, took control early, playing measured football and enjoying the lion’s share of possession against a side who have made Wembley a second home in recent years.Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2last_img read more

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Overtime…Too much power for one man!

first_imgTiger Woods hits from the rough off the seventh fairway during the final round of the Cadillac Championship golf tournament Sunday, March 9, 2014, in Doral, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky):10—And there’s no greater truth than this—without Tiger Woods in the Masters, the viewing percentage was down 46 percent. “You know…that’s too much power for one man!”:09—I had the great opportunity to witness and interview “Iron Mike” Tyson Thursday afternoon at the Capital Grille Downtown Pittsburgh, but trust me, this was not your grandfather’s Mike Tyson. Not the man that said his objective in the ring was to kill his opponent…and eat his children! No. This is a changed man and in a few weeks I’ll bring you the exclusive and all the details. But not here. No way, Big Time. You’re gonna have to buy a Courier. And I say that cause I know you’re tighter than ten toes in a sock and you’re the only one in Pittsburgh that doesn’t subscribe.BILL NEAL:08—Hey, here’s a new sport. It’s called Sue the Bully or the Parents of the Bully, or the School System that doesn’t bring it to an immediate end. Sue their sorry butts until they all truly understand…there is now a zero tolerance for bullies!:07—You’re just gonna love this, I promise – – – – – I don’t know if you heard it through the grapevine, but there’s a sideshow gonna begin and it’s expected to be a fantastic voyage. The keeper’s of the castle, the one and only Champion Enterprises…the hardest working people in show business bring you First Friday Fantasies starting Friday, May 2 and continuing through October and you can “bet your last money it’s gonna be a stone gas honey!” Because everybody’s going to be there. We got people coming from everywhere…Jodi Rieley, the Backstabbers, Mickey’s Monkey, My Girl, a Do Right Woman and a Do Right Man and of course it’s not a ball of confusion without Papa and his Brand New Bag. Now those of you that are truly Superfly got that rap, but for you Sly Slick and Wickit folks, let me break in town for ya. Friday, May 2—the Brewstone Restaurant in Monroeville, William Penn Highway, across from Sheetz – 8:00 p.m. till 2 a.m. – free parking – cash bar – cash kitchen till midnight – 50/50 – the legend Sly Jock – the Fabulous Allure Models – and special guest Pitt All-American Jennifer Bruce…Duquesne University legend and Boston Celtic draftee B.B. Flenory and 4-time Pittsburgh Steelers Super Bowl Champion J.T. Thomas, and all this for only $10 at the door. Brought to you by the United Rays Corvette Club, Turning Corners Youth Organization and Penn Avenue McDonald’s. For more information, call 412-628-4856. Now let’s get this party started and dance to the break of dawn! (Oooohhhh Man I’m Good!):06—NBA Round-Up. So here’s what you think. You think that because Toronto came close to Brooklyn, they have a chance…no, they don’t! You also think Atlanta can beat the Pacers…no, they can’t! And trust me when I tell you Houston and the Clippers will prevail. I’ll keep ya posted.last_img read more

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Debate over Redskins name more intense that ever

first_imgCopyright 2014 The Associated Press. In this Oct. 13, 2014 file photo, Juan Mancias, of Floresville, Texas, a member of the American Indian Movement of Central Texas, holds a sign as he joins others in protest before an NFL football game between the Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Sharon Ellman, File)WASHINGTON (AP) – Mark Moseley has been associated with the Washington Redskins for some four decades as a league MVP kicker, member of a Super Bowl-winning team and general ambassador in his work with the franchise’s alumni association. He’s seen the debate over the team’s nickname come and go since the 1970s, usually as a flash-in-the-pan topic that disappears after a day or so.This time is different. The campaign to ditch “Redskins” by those who consider it a racial slur has reached unprecedented momentum over the last 18 months. “We all thought it would just go away,” Moseley said. “Because it is such a ridiculous subject.”Moseley concedes that the debate shows no signs of abating, and he’s recently become more active in supporting team owner Dan Snyder’s quest to keep the name. Both sides are digging in, the words are getting nastier, and there’s no real possibility of compromise: Either the name stays or it goes.Theories abound as to why Snyder is on the defensive like never before.“Politicians,” said Joe Theismann, Washington’s Super Bowl-winning quarterback in the 1982 season and another supporter of the name. “It’s an election year.”Possible Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has called it “insensitive.” Fifty Democratic senators equated the name to “racism and bigotry.” Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, who is mulling a run for president, said it is “probably time” for the name to change. President Barack Obama said he would “think about changing” the name if he owned the team.But the politicians were late-comers. A confluence of events – and several missteps by Snyder and his organization – has made the issue a topic du jour.It started with a February 2013 symposium on mascot history at the Smithsonian that left a 20-year-old Redskins fan so embarrassed that he took over his team gear and said: “I really don’t feel right wearing this stuff now.”That was soon followed by the latest hearing in a long-running case brought by a group of Native Americans intent on stripping the team of its trademark protection – the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office eventually ruled against the Redskins, but the case will likely be tied up in the courts for years. Then, last spring, the opposition got an unexpected boost from Snyder himself. The owner has always vowed never to change the name, but he came across as especially strident when he told USA Today: “We’ll never change the name. It’s that simple. NEVER – you can use caps.”Soon, the Oneida Indian Nation in New York had joined the fray as a major player, buying television and radio ads in major markets – including one that ran during the NBA finals. Now, every time the team does anything to promote the name, Oneida counters with a news release within minutes. The anti-“Redskins” coalition never had an ally like it.“They really put a lot of effort and personal time – and the important thing, money – into what we were doing,” said Suzan Shown Harjo, a longtime lead figure in the trademark case. “We’ve never had money before. We’ve always done this on a wing and a prayer.”When Snyder started an Original Americans Foundation to give financial support to Native American tribes, Harjo called it “somewhere between a PR assault and bribery.” When a major sector of the United Church of Christ was preparing a vote to boycott the Redskins, the team tried to make its case by having three self-identified members of the Blackfeet Nation call church leader Rev. John Deckenback on the phone, but Deckenback said the three didn’t really push the team’s cause and called the interaction a “somewhat weird experience.”A blogger hired by the Redskins to defend the team’s name quit after two weeks. The team tried to make it a big deal when a self-proclaimed Native American in favor of the name arrived two weeks ago at training camp, giving him a VIP pass and making him available to the media, but the man was a D.C.-area native who couldn’t spell the name of the tribe he said he was representing. When the team unveiled a “Redskins Facts” website aimed at boosting support for the name, The Washington Post examined the “facts” as presented and awarded the team a score of Three Pinocchios for leaving a “false impression.”On his Redskins-owned radio station, ESPN 980, Snyder last week derided the “fun, chit-chat, cocktail talk about the name” and said detractors should be focusing more on the plight of Native Americans. His opponents point out that Snyder paid no heed to Native issues during his first 14 years as an owner and made it a focus only after the name debate swelled late last year.“Dan Snyder’s comments are proof that he is living in a bigoted billionaire bubble,” was the Oneida Nation’s predictably swift response. “For him to claim that a racial slur is ‘fun’ is grotesque.”Opponents see the rising opposition as part of a constant drip, drip, drip of anti-Redskins sentiment they hope will prevail.“We’re in this until the name changes,” Oneida representative Ray Halbritter said.Such inevitability is not felt in the Snyder camp.“I’m telling you,” Moseley said, “somebody would have to drop a bomb on FedEx Field to get us to change.”___AP NFL websites: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFL___Follow Joseph White on Twitter: http://twitter.com/JGWhiteAPlast_img read more

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Toxic Algae Advisory for Long Lake Lifted

first_imgFacebook3Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Thurston County Board of Commissioners Thurston County Health Department has lifted the toxic blue-green algae advisory for Long Lake in Lacey. The most recent samples show microcystin algae toxin levels at or below .5 micrograms per liter of water, below the state standard level of public health concern of six micrograms per liter.The City of Lacey has re-opened the Long Lake Park beach and swimming area, following the Friday, August 18 closure after the water samples detected a microcystin algae toxin level of 21 micrograms per liter of water.Algae blooms during the summer and fall months are common. If you see an algae bloom please contact the Health Department for further testing at 360-867-2626. You can learn more about swimming advisories in Thurston County and sign up to receive toxic algae bloom email alerts on the Swimming in Thurston County webpage.last_img read more

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