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Fed Cup 2019: Line judges criticised by Greek players in GB win

Fed Cup 2019: Line judges criticised by Greek players in GB win

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Greek player Maria Sakkari described the line judges as "the worst I have ever seen in my life" in her Fed Cup defeat by Britain's Johanna Konta.The world number 38 said they "were not professional" in a 4-6 6-2 6-3 defeat in Bath that featured a number of questionable calls."This is unacceptable. They were making a lot of mistakes," Sakkari said. "We cannot have amateurs." Konta also complained about several calls, including one on match point."I think it was quite tough at both our ends but when it's such a tough match like that - so many heightened emotions - the line judges will feel the same kind of pressure, the same kind of stress," said Konta, whose win over Sakkari sealed victory for...
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gives first interview as Manchester United caretaker manager, vows all players will have a ‘clean slate’

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gives first interview as Manchester United caretaker manager, vows all players will have a ‘clean slate’

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FRESH START The Norwegian was appointed after the club sacked Jose Mourinho this week Manchester United’s new caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has given his first interview since being appointed to the role. The 45-year-old succeeded Jose Mourinho on Wednesday, after the Portuguese manager was deposed just 24 hours earlier. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sat down with MUTV Solskjaer joined from Molde to take up the position at Old Trafford alongside Mike Phelan, Michael Carrick and Kieran McKenna until the end of the 2018/19 season. Upon arriving back at the club he used to play for, Solskjaer told MUTV: “It’s great. It feels like coming home. It’s been a few whirlwind days. It’s been very hectic. It’s great to...
Man Utd: Jose Mourinho criticises starting players after Champions League defeat by Valencia

Man Utd: Jose Mourinho criticises starting players after Champions League defeat by Valencia

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Jose Mourinho criticised Manchester United's starting players after their limp Champions League loss to Valencia, saying he "did not learn anything".The 2-1 defeat saw United miss a chance to top Group H but Mourinho said it was still a "success" to finish second.United had already secured a last-16 place and made eight changes to their line-up in Valencia. "Nothing that happened surprised me at all," said Mourinho when asked if he had learned anything about his players."I didn't learn anything from this game."United, who play Liverpool in the Premier League on Sunday, recalled midfielders Paul Pogba, Fred, Marouane Fellaini and Andreas Pereira, plus defenders Antonio Valencia, Eric Bailly an...
Aegon Life Insurance plans to tie up e-commerce players, build brand equity

Aegon Life Insurance plans to tie up e-commerce players, build brand equity

Finance
With a business strategy of acquiring policy-holders through digital mode sans intermediaries, Aegon Life Insurance Company plans to tie up with e-commerce players, expand product portfolio and build brand equity, said a top company official. "We will look at people/organisations having digital pools of customers and tie-up with them. We will expand our digital presence as well as our product range. The products will be simple to understand and buy while the process of policy purchase is also being further simplified," Vineet Arora, Managing Director and CEO told IANS on Wednesday. Aegon Life -- a joint venture between Bennett, Coleman and Company Ltd and Netherlands-based Aegon N.V. -- though started operations in 2008 rewrote its business model as digital direct two years back. The compa...
Arsenal news: Players will be ‘reminded of their responsibilities’ after ‘hippy crack’ video emerged

Arsenal news: Players will be ‘reminded of their responsibilities’ after ‘hippy crack’ video emerged

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Warned Mesut Ozil, Alexandre Lacazette, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Matteo Guendouzi were among the players who appeared to be inhaling nitrous oxide at party in August Arsenal players, including Mesut Ozil, Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, will be reminded of their responsibilities, the club have said. This comes after a number of first team stars were filmed appearing to inhale nitrous oxide and passing out in a private room inside a London club before the start of the season. The footage obtained by The Sun shows Ozil, Lacazette, Aubameyang and Matteo Guendouzi at the centre of a ‘hippy crack’ binge. Aubameyang can be seen with a balloon in his mouth A club spokesman said: “The players will b...