Sunday, November 27News That Matters
Shadow

Tag: opener

Celtic 1-3 AC Milan – Scots come up short in Europa League opener

Celtic 1-3 AC Milan – Scots come up short in Europa League opener

Sports
Neil Lennon was "encouraged" despite his Celtic side being overcome by Serie A leaders AC Milan in their Europa League group stage opener in Glasgow.The hosts started brightly after Saturday's abject Old Firm defeat, but were chastened by easy scores for Rade Krunic and Brahim Diaz. Lennon's men rallied after two half-time changes, with substitute Mohamed Elyounoussi's header giving the Scottish champions hope before Jens Petter Hauge nipped in late on to secure the win for the Rossoneri."It was markedly better than the weekend. It was encouraging," said the Celtic manager. "I don't like losing but there were a lot of good signs for me."I wanted an improvement and we got a big improvement. Part of me is quite pleased with that."We could have shied away from it all after the criticism we ha...
France 24-17 England: England lose Six Nations opener in Paris

France 24-17 England: England lose Six Nations opener in Paris

Sports
Media playback is not supported on this device 2020 Six Nations: France v EnglandFrance (17) 24Tries: Rattez, Ollivon 2 Con: Ntamack 3 Pens: NtamackEngland (0) 17Tries: May 2 Cons: Farrell 2 Pen: FarrellWorld Cup finalists England fell to a chastening defeat by a resurgent France as their Six Nations hopes wilted in the Parisian rain.Coach Eddie Jones had talked of unleashing a brutal physicality upon a callow France side with an average of just 10 caps apiece.But it was France who tenderised England in a one-sided first half, converted tries from Vincent Rattez and captain Charles Olliv...
England midfielder Fabian Delph jokes that he nearly dragged the injured Dele Alli off in their World Cup opener

England midfielder Fabian Delph jokes that he nearly dragged the injured Dele Alli off in their World Cup opener

Sports
Fabian Delph nearly took matters into his own hands in order to replace the injured Dele Alli against Tunisia. Alli is a doubt for England’s second group game against Panama due to a thigh injury picked up in the opener. Alli eventually made way but the injury has kept him from training The Tottenham midfielder was clearly hobbling early-on in the game and Delph expected to take his place, but Alli continued until the 80th minute and was eventually replaced by Ruben Loftus-Cheek. Delph told talkSPORT: “I was about two-minutes away from running on the pitch and dragging him off! “I’ve known Danny Rose since I was 11-years old and he sneaked up behind me to give me a little pep-talk. We had a little moment. “But obviously I never we...
Joint Korean women's hockey team loses opener 8-0

Joint Korean women's hockey team loses opener 8-0

Sports
Feb. 10 (UPI) -- GANGNEUNG, South Korea, Feb. 10 -- Perhaps no other athletes or team received as much time in the spotlight on Saturday at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics as the joint Korean women's hockey team.But the players on the ice melted under that spotlight.Switzerland hammered Korea 8-0 in the teams' first Group B contest in the women's tournament at Kwandong Hockey Centre in Gangneung. The shots were 52-8 in favor of Switzerland. And incredibly, the game may have been even more lopsided than the final score indicates.South Korean President Moon Jae-in was among the dignitaries taking in the first game for the historic joint team. The two Koreas have never before fielded a unified team in any sport at an Olympic Games.Moon was joined by Kim Yo Jong, sister of the North Korean lea...
Britain's Thomas wins Tour de France opener

Britain's Thomas wins Tour de France opener

Sports
Media playback is not supported on this device Tour de France, 1-23 JulyCoverage: Live text commentary of every stage on the BBC Sport website. Radio 5 live coverage on Sports Extra and/or website from 14:30 BST on every stageBritain's Geraint Thomas won his first Grand Tour stage with victory in the opening 14km time trial of the 2017 Tour de France in Dusseldorf, Germany.The Team Sky rider clocked 16 minutes four seconds to take the yellow jersey, with team-mate and defending champion Chris Froome 12 seconds back in sixth.Swiss Stefan Kung (BMC Racing) was second with Belarusian Vasil Kiryienka (Team Sky) third in wet conditions.Movistar's Alejandro Valverde is out of the race after crashing into a barrier.Thomas, the first Welshman to...