& # 39; I'm not sure we will ever get another & # 39 ;: Brendan Rodgers stunned as Leicester embroiled in new penalty controversy after Chelsea & Antonio Rudiger escapes with handball
Brendan Rodgers says he & # 39; hope & # 39; has lost from receiving future penalties after Leicester had refused a good shout for the second time in a week against Chelsea on Saturday.
The Leicester manager was irritated after being denied a place in their Carabao Cup defeat against Aston Villa in midweek and was again astonished when Antonio Rudiger escaped a crucial handball shout in stopping time against Chelsea.
The defender of Chelsea clearly used a Harvey Barnes cross in stoppage time at 2-2, although it initially seemed coincidental because he had his hands behind his back.
Repeats, however, hinted, and Rodgers said, "I felt after midweek, if we don't get that handball, I'm not sure if we'll get another one, to be honest." Because that (against Villa) was clear as you can get.
& # 39; But at the end (against Chelsea) it touched his hand, he turns around, he is probably also a little cute to stop
& # 39; We have it I didn't get it in the week and if you don't get it – which was the whole reason VAR was put in – I don't have much hope for it. then much more to be honest. & # 39;
In his press conference prior to the match, Frank Lampard had said that Chelsea & # 39; underdogs & # 39; would be in the battle for the top four after their lack of signing sessions in the window. Leicester currently has an eight-point advantage over Chelsea and after being informed of Lampard's comments, Rodgers said: & # 39; So we have to be super-underdogs to start from what we've been at the start of the season .
& # 39; Frank has done a brilliant job, but it is a top four team and Europa League champions. They've lost Eden Hazard, but you see the players they have on the field today.
& # 39; So for us to be where we are and what we have done so far, the players have been incredible. & # 39; ends
Martina Navratilova and John McEnroe work together to talk about the Margaret Court controversy, but are cut off by TV feed, while Ash Barty is on track to become the first home winner in Australia Open in 42 years – THREE THINGS THAT YOUR NIGHT HAS MISSED
- Martina Navratilova believes the Margaret Court Arena should be renamed
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- Navratilova believes the location should be named after Evonne Goolagong
- Ash Barty continued to the semi-final by Petra Kvitova te beat 7-6 6-2
The last time Conor McGregor was declared the winner of a professional fight, he seemed to have his legacy cemented.
The "Notorious" stopped Eddie Alvarez by TKO in the second round and called himself the "champ champ" after the fight. Already in possession of the featherweight championship, he added the lightweight title to that victory in November 2016.
Driving high as the self-proclaimed face of fighting that followed one of the most glorious nights of the Irish career was a quick fall of grace. By the time he steps into the octagon to & # 39; Cowboy & # 39; Donald Cerrone in Las Vegas on Saturday, it will be an incredible 1,162 days since he last won a fight.
In that time he suffered losses during his last two professional fights, he was arrested ce and has seen no shortage of controversy. The popularity of his Proper No. Twelve Irish whiskey was one of the only bright spots in that time.
In the aftermath of the victory over Alvarez in August 2017, McGregor rode a wave of popularity and watched do something that no other athlete had done before. Feeling seemingly invincible, he switched to boxing to record a great all-time in Floyd Mayweather.
McGregor hoped that he would bring his legacy and reputation into the stratosphere. Instead, it marked the beginning of his downfall.
He suffered a humble TKO by Mayweather in his professional boxing debut after a long series of press conferences with childish insults and negative comments.
McGregor led a song by F *** k de Mayweathers and claimed that the boxer could not read. In return, "Money" mocked his opponent's defeat by Nate Diaz.
& # 39; Talking about how difficult you are, & # 39; said Mayweather. & # 39; Talking about you is proud of you. Talking about you are murderers. Real killers do not stop, they are tagged on stage.
Problems only came out three months later during his own fights, during Charlie Ward & # 39; s debut fight on Bellator 187. After his knockout from John Redmond, McGregor jumped into the cage to celebrate.
However, the fight was not over and its presence in the Octagon led to a massive fight. In which the & # 39; Notorious & # 39; Referee Marc Goddard and a first rank steward met.
There was no lack of controversy surrounding his fight with current lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov in October 2018. At the UFC 223 press conference on April 5, 2018, McGregor and his entourage stormed the Barclays Center and the bus with the bus & # 39; red corner hunters & # 39; left, the Irishman threw a dolly at the bus that broke the window.
The fallout was a shattered window that inflicted injuries on both Michael Chiesa and Ray Borg – both from the UFC 223 card – as well as an order for his arrest. Khabib was on the bus, but remained unharmed.
After he surrendered himself, the 31-year-old was accused of three accounts of assault, one account of criminal calamity, and threatening and reckless danger.
At the original June 14th 2018 hearing, McGregor, co-defender Cian Cowley and his then lawyer Bruce Mafeo attended a 45-second lawsuit. In the event of attendance, they informed the judge of their intention to make a plea to ensure that McGregor avoided prison or future travel restrictions.
SINCE MCGREGOR & LATEST VICTORY
November 13, 2016 : Beats Alvarez becomes a double champion
November 27, 2016 : Stripped featherweight championship
August 26, 2017 : defeated by Mayweather in Boxing Debut
November 10, 2017 : Cage jumps during the Bellator of Charlie Ward debut
April 5, 2018 : Smashes bus window during UFC 223 press conference
April 6, 2018 : turns itself into New York Police
July 26, 2018 : argues in the contest for charges for disorderly conduct
October 7, 2018 : Loss through entry against Khabib
August 17, 2019 : V McGregor video surfaces punching a pub goer
November 1, 2019 : Ch armed with mistreatment and a fine of € 1,000
Op 26 In July 2018, he argued in the contest for a charge for disorderly conduct and was ordered to perform community service for five days and attend anger management classes. The cartoons were described as violations and not as crimes, which made the somewhat milder punishment they received possible.
The resolution was welcomed by the lightweight champion who claimed that he & # 39; glad [McGregor] had stayed out of jail because I "are able to punish him in that case."
This was followed by an Instagram post from Khabib, simply with the hashtag & # 39; SendmeLocation. & # 39;
For all the talk, the struggle was one-sided. Eagle The Eagle dominated before presenting the challenger in the fourth round of his main event fight at UFC 229 on October 7, 2018.
More unsavory scenes followed when Khabib jumped the cage and attacked Dillon Danis. In the Octagon, McGregor was confronted with Abubakar Nurmagomedov, causing both men to throw punches. The incident resulted in a six-month competition ban by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.
The rapid rise of Proper No. Twelve Irish whiskeys were a bright spot in the public interest in McGregor. The brand was so successful that Tesco stores had to limit customers to two bottles per trip.
But the & # 39; infamous & # 39; would live up to his nickname when a video surfed in August 2019 in which he hit him a man at the Marble Arch Pub in Dublin. He pleaded guilty to an indictment for abuse and received a fine of € 1,000.
Now, after more than a full year away from the UFC, he is preparing for his return and seems to have turned a corner in his life.
& # 39; I have abandoned people and that is all. I am in a position where you have to take things over, not avoid things. I have never done that in my career. & # 39;
& # 39; 2019 was a grade. A year to find out for myself and my situation. 2020 is the year of perfect visibility. & # 39;
& # 39; Now I'm doing it at full speed ahead . I am in the best shape of my life, mentally and physically. & # 39;
He echoed that sentiment in his press conference prior to the fight against Cerrone.
& # 39; As time went on, you have seen him become a good family man and you have clearly seen him competing so much, it is difficult not to respect him at this stage, & # 39 ; McGregor said about his rival in a clear departure from the run-up to his two most recent fights and losses, against Mayweather and Khabib.
After a year of histrionics and controversy, McGregor is determined to concentrate again on the fighting game, rather than the noise around it.
A victory over Donald Cerrone would mean the perfect end to a 1,162 day wait for a victory and show that & # 39; Mystic Mac & # 39; is really back.
Saracens £ 5.36 million fine to be shared between Premiership rivals like Owen Farrell's new controversy with dangerous tackle
- Premiership clubs receive an injection of about £ 490,000 each
- Sarries were fined after being found guilty in November of a violation of the salary limit
- The club could suffer even more setbacks on Monday if Farrell is quoted
Premiership clubs receive a cash injection of approximately £ 490,000 each after it was decided to divide Saracens' £ 5.36 million fine among their rivals.
Sarries were found guilty of a violation of the salary limit in November and also received 35 points.
& # 39; We are not begging or even asking for the money, the trial has been decided by Premiership Rugby and we are not going to reject it & # 39 ;, a club told the Sunday Times.
Exeter Chiefs have been particularly outspoken in their criticism of Saracens and have said that the punishment is not sufficient. They demand that Saracens return trophies and even have to remove their titles from the archives. Rugby Premiership has resisted so far.
Chiefs Chairman Tony Rowe is expected to make a new statement following the news of the cash share after the club declined to comment after their victory over London Irish on Sunday.
] Nigel Wray, the Saracens president at the heart of the scandal, announced his retirement last Thursday. The club eventually apologized during the weekend.
Wray , which is worth £ 315 million, left after a Sportsmail investigation into investment irregularities with players Owen Farrell, Maro Itoje, Richard Wigglesworth and Billy and Mako Vunipola.
Returning CEO Ed Griffiths said that Saracens would ensure that they fall within the salary limit for this season and for future seasons. As a club we have made mistakes and we apologize for those mistakes. & # 39;
With a team full of internationals, Saracens quickly cut off their points deduction – closing the gap with their relegation rivals.
They beat Worcester 62-5 and now stand 18 points behind Leicester in 11th place with 14 games to go. They are likely to beat the straw and have been associated with new recruits, including Leicester and the English winger Jonny May.
May is out of contract with the Tigers this summer and revealed that he has not yet to make a decision on his next move
& # 39; I still don't know, & # 39; he said. "I don't want to talk about contracts, but it's still in the air for me."
Saracens may face a setback on Monday if Farrell is quoted. A disciplinary panel could request a hearing for a dangerous tackle by the English captain on Worcester winger Tom Howe.
The race at Allianz Park was overshadowed by a neck injury to Michael Fatialofa, Worcester 10 minutes of medical attention on the field before being taken to the hospital. A club statement confirmed last night that he is staying in the hospital.
The club said: "We will provide a further update on the state of Michael when we have one. On behalf of Michael, we would like to thank everyone who has passed on messages of support and concern. & # 39;
& # 39; There were 29,000 people singing the same song, they are not happy & # 39 ;: Chris Wilder, Sheffield United boss, says fans are furious with VAR after singing & # 39; football more & # 39; after new controversy in Norwich
Chris Wilder fans are not happy with VAR after Sheffield United the 2-1 victory in Norwich.
The Blades boss said on Thursday – after his 2-0 defeat at home against Newcastle – that VAR & # 39; life & # 39; from him and was again critical about its impact after the race on Carrow Road.
Alexander Tettey gave Norwich the lead, but United dominated in the second half and scored twice in quick succession to take the lead through Enda Stevens and George Baldock.
Chris Basham's red card was ignored and there was a long delay, which meant United was eventually denied a third goal, much to the displeasure of both sets of fans , who started singing: & # 39; It's not football anymore & # 39 ;.
After the victory on his part, in which Sheffield United saw his unbeaten record in the Premier League this season, Wilder expressed his problems with VAR.
& # 39; It's just everything being checked, and momentum is a big thing too, "said the United manager.
" We had huge momentum when we were at the top in the second half and Basham drove into the box, and things like that disappeared immediately (with the intervention of VAR).
Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder is critical about the impact of VAR this season
& I think it's above and below, as to what image I have (on a monitor) or the experts have it, or players have it, they are 28,000, 29,000 people who sing the same song and they are
& # 39; They are the ones – as I said Thursday night – they are the ones who buy the packages, they are the ones who buy the season tickets, the shirts buy, travel to play away and support their team, and they don't have it. & # 39;
Norwich manager Daniel Farke claimed that his side was on the wrong side of the major so far this season of VAR decisions, and questioned the decision to put United & Basham on. keep the field.
The boss of the Canary Islands said: & # 39; If it is a 100 percent clear and obvious mistake of the referee and a huge mistake of the was a referee and it was not a red card, we must accept this.
& # 39; My feeling from the sidelines was that it wasn't a clear and obvious 100 percent error from the referee, so I'm not so sure with a reversed red card. & # 39;
Farke added: & I want to be self-critical and talk about our mistakes, because I don't expect a decision to go in our direction during this season, at least in the first 16 games, isn't it? possible to get the decision for us. & # 39;
& # 39; The game has changed … it sucks life out of me and the supporters & # 39 ;: Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder says he doesn't know where football is going after even more controversial VAR in defeat from his side by Newcastle
- The linesman raised his flag before Jonjo Shelvey put down the ball
- The defense of Sheffield United stopped but VAR dropped see that Andy Carroll was onside
- The target was therefore awarded to Newcastle United who defeated the Blades
- But Wilder said the & # 39 ; mixed messages & # 39; that were given by referrals are great concern
Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder has the referees reached by admitting that he doesn't know where football is going to & # 39; after controversial award of Jonjo Shelvey's goal in Blades' 2-0 defeat against Newcastle United
] The linesman flagged after Andy Carroll's battle for Shelvey , putting the Blades defense on track, but Newcastle midfielder went on and slid past Dean Henderson.
VAR then checked whether Carroll was indeed in an offside position and turned over the offside call from the linesman and awarded the goal to Shelvey and Newcastle, a decision that made Wilder extremely frustrated with current rules and said it & # 39; revived life & # 39 ;.
& # 39; I looked back and Jonjo Shelvey went up nonchalantly and put him away. The game has changed. This is a new game, it is a completely different game than I am used to experiencing.
& # 39; This game has changed in an instant and I don't know where it is going. It sucks the life out of me and the supporters.
& Is it fantastic, isn't it? We keep saying we will learn and we will learn, but he has hung up his flag. If we respond well, why does he raise his flag?
& # 39; We have so many mixed messages all the time, so Shelvey didn't play until the end, he ran to that ball.
& # 39; If he had kept his flag low and Shelvey went through, my goalkeeper might be putting a little more effort into it. & # 39;
Newcastle's victory over Bramall Lane was started by Allan Saint-Maximin, who scored his first goal for the Magpies with a header from the cross by Javi Manquillo.
The result lifted Steve Bruce & # 39; s side in 11th and level points with Arsenal who entered their weekend game against Southampton.
New British athletics chief Zara Hyde Peters is in danger of being fired after controversial protection
Tenure as CEO of UK Athletics is seriously threatened before it even started after an emergency council meeting was convened on Sunday in response to her handling of a controversial past involving her husband.
The former British international runner will start this Sunday, but is under great pressure to resign. Senior figures in the sport believe that their position is untenable.
UKA Chairman Chris Clark confirmed on Friday that the situation was being revised.
It remains to be seen whether the organization affected by the crisis continues with the start date of Hyde Peters.
Mike Peters – who was banned in 2012 after exchanging inappropriate pictures with a 15-year-old student at Bilton High School in Warwickshire – had coached a senior team at Coventry Godiva Harriers with girls from 16 years, although they did not have the correct control.
Hyde Peters was coordinator at the club between 2012 and 2015, then served as vice president until 2017, and is reported to have not informed the club of her husband's learning prohibition.
If Hyde Peters survives the role, Sportsmail understands that the decision could come under strict supervision of elements of the UKA Members' Council when they meet next month.
Stuart Hogg reveals frustration with controversial salary from Saracens and says that Exeter will not get credit if they win if they win the Premiership title
- Stuart Hogg says everyone at Exeter & # 39 is a little disappointed by Saracens saga
- Hogg believes Exeter's success will be discredited if they win the Premiership
The 27-year-old says that Saracens could still challenge despite deduction of points
Stuart Hogg admits that as are Exeter Chiefs side wins the Premiership, people will believe they have only conquered because of Saracens & sigthy points deduction for breaking the salary limit.
The unprecedented punishment can clear the way for Exeter and Hogg, 27, admits: & # 39; Everyone in the club is a little disappointed with how it went. is a bit hurt. & # 39;
Exeter is now in pole position, but Scotland star Hogg has won a title win for many. & # 39; You have to play 22 more games to win a trophy, & # 39; he said.
We just concentrate on that. If we won the competition this year, everyone would look at us and say it is because Saracens are down there. But if Saracens are still at the top, we plan to beat them.
& # 39; It is a long-standing season in which we are able to win trophies, but we are going to do our best to make sure that we are in that situation. Everyone will have an opinion, everyone is entitled to that opinion, but we will ensure that we are at our best and hopefully raise a trophy at the end of the season. & # 39;
The revelation in which Saracens have been violating the Premiership regulations in each of the past three seasons has been in some quarters with face anger. Exeter boss Tony Rowe even claimed that his club could boycott their upcoming collision if their rivals appeal.
Nevertheless, Hogg maintains that the news is of little importance to the players of Exeter. & # 39; To ensure that I am at my best and Exeter at our best, we have fully focused on it & he said. & # 39; We have looked at ourselves and it is pretty irrelevant to what we want to do, because we are first of all concentrating on seeing what we can do in this competition. & # 39;
Sam Warburton becomes Wales & # 39; defense and breakdown adviser, in time for their game against barbarians next month.
& # 39; We must retain VAR but use it like the other competitions we have tried with it & # 39 ;: Gary Neville believes that Premier League technology must be preserved despite more controversial
- Roberto Firmino of Liverpool excluded a goal because armpit was considered offside
- VAR was a talking point after a large number of incidents in Everton's draw with Tottenham
- Gary Neville urges England's top flight to continue to exist with technology
The Premier League must continue to use VAR (Video Assistant) Referee) despite more controversial last weekend.
Neville & # 39; s Sky Sports colleague Jamie Carragher said he always thought VAR should get a chance to settle in but says he no longer has it can support after he had not done what followed the match at Goodison Park.
However, the former Manchester United is full of England Neville full of top flight should continue to exist at VAR, but should learn from other competitions that have used it.
He wrote on Twitter on Tuesday: & # 39; Although I never agreed with the & # 39; Clear and Ob exaggerated Error Bar & # 39; or & # 39; Refs will not go to the monitor ". I actually think the main problem was the referees who did not adhere to their approach.
& # 39; They were frustratingly consistent in the way they used the system for 2
& # 39; They set the bar clear and clear and it has made them nervous! We must keep VAR, but use it like the other competitions we have experienced with it.
& # 39; We were arrogant to think we could come up with a better system, the VAR reference says to the reference on the field and take a look. & # 39;
Pitchside monitors may be on their way to the Premier League while club heads meet to discuss changing rules after repeated controversy
Premier League chiefs will will go next month to discuss a change in policy regarding the use of pitchside monitors for VAR after a weekend of controversy. the importance of saving time, so that video assistants can rely on clear and obvious errors.
After several questionable decisions at the weekend – including the decision of the Emirates to exclude a late Arsenal winner against Crystal Palace for a harmless challenge by Calum Chambers in the build-up club chair sat down Monday and agreed to review the current approach, according to The Times .
They also confirm that the PGMOL – the body of the Premier League is investigating why VAR intervened in the late strike of Reject Sokratis Papastathopolous.
It was the Australian Jarred Gillett's decision to overthrow the original decision of Martin Atkinson and remove the goal.
There is a question as to whether there is a & # 39; clear and obvious & # 39; mistake was made by the man in the middle.