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O’Neill has had rather too many disappointing results to reflect on in his first campaign in charge but gave a measured assessment after the latest installment. “It’s another harsh lesson, the players have made it difficult for themselves in this campaign,” he said. “I’m not going to turn around and say we’ve been progressing at a rate of knots. We’re progressing in small steps and taking a few setbacks along the way. This was another one. “Some of our performances have been good but we just have to live with the results and they’ve been poor, there’s no getting away from that.” The result was compounded by Jonny Evans’ injury-time red card for a crude foul that led directly to Azerbaijan’s second. Evans will now be suspended for Tuesday’s campaign-ending clash in Israel, alongside Gareth McAuley, who was booked for talking back to the referee, and Oliver Norwood. O’Neill declined to hold his tongue on those incidents, though insists his side have been harshly treated by officials over the course of the qualification group. “Jonny has admitted it was frustration so that was stupid for a player of his level and the level he plays at with Manchester United, he should know better,” said O’Neill. “You could see frustration creeping in to the players as the game went on, not only towards the opposition but also to the referee. “We have to learn to control that. And as for Gareth, anything for dissent is inexcusable, simple as that. “But for a team like us, who who have committed virtually the fewest fouls in Europe, to have the disciplinary record we have is a bit of a joke.” Despite finishing with 10 men and suffering more unwanted disciplinary problems, O’Neill was more concerned with the perceived time-wasting tactics of the opposition. He even claimed Azerbaijan boss Berti Vogts said sorry for that, though the German denied it. “Berti Vogts apologised to me at the end for the behaviour of his players – as he did in Belfast,” said O’Neill. “I thought the referee should have been stronger. Azerbaijan players went down with every challenge and always tried to stop the game.” Vogts, who was given a standing ovation by the local media as he arrived for his briefing, had a different view of their exchange. “No, of course I did not apologise, I said ‘good luck in Israel’. Why would I apologise? “I am very, very happy with my players, especially with the second half. “I give credit to my opponent, they should have scored two goals in the first half but after that we played very, very good football. “The atmosphere was wonderful, our first win in the qualifiers…great for the team and for the fans.” Michael O’Neill bemoaned another “harsh lesson” for his Northern Ireland side after they faltered again in one of European football’s unheralded outposts. O’Neill’s team were beaten 2-0 by Azerbaijan on a dreadful night in Baku, underlining rather than avenging last month’s similarly depressing 3-2 reverse in Luxembourg. The result, courtesy of goals from Rufat Dadasov and Mahir Shukurov, means Northern Ireland have taken just two points from a possible 12 against the two lowest ranked teams in their World Cup qualifiying group, and they now have just one match to avoid an embarrassing bottom-placed finish. Press Association read more
(Atlanta, GA) — A final tribute to the late Congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis will be held today.His funeral service will be held at Atlanta’s historic Ebenezer Baptist Church.Former President Barack Obama will deliver the eulogy for Lewis, who passed away earlier this month after battling cancer.Former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush are expected to attend the service.Today’s ceremony is the culmination of a week-long series of honors for Lewis.His casket laid in state at the U.S. Capitol and at the state capitols of Alabama and Georgia.Lewis represented Georgia in Congress for over three decades. He was also a leader of the Civil Rights movement in the 1960s.
Bolt, who is a known lover of Dancehall, released a one-minute snippet on his Instagram, announcing his new dancehall rhythm which will be available on July 5. The Olympian named after his own signature sweet champagne cuvee, ‘Usain Bolt Olympe Rose’.According to a press release, the rhythm is a tribute to Bolt’s entry into the world’s luxury alcohol space in collaboration with French alcohol beverage company Pernod Ricard, under its GH Mumm Brand. Bolt was appointed ‘Chief Entertainment Officer’ of GH Mumm in 2016 before collaborating with the alcohol beverage maker to create a cuvee that reflects his own liquor preference.The rhythm will feature five tracks from popular dancehall artists Dexta Daps, Munga Honorable, Ding Dong and close friend of Bolt, Chris Martin. Retired Jamaican Footballer, Richardo “Bibi” Gardener is also featured on the rhythm.It’s no surprise that Usain has dabbled in yet again, another industry. After retiring in 2017, the 32-year-old tried his feet at professional football, joining the Australian soccer club Central Coast Mariners in August 2018. He left the team in January 2019.His other ventures include two Usain Bolt’s Tracks and Records Restaurants in Jamaica, with a third that recently opened in the UK. Bolt Mobility, a brand of personal electric scooter was also launched in March of this year. Additionally, he has invested in in the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) industry, with a major BPO center currently under construction in Kingston, Jamaica. KINGSTON, Jamaica – Usain Bolt is proving that he is still, in fact, the King of Tracks, as he sets his sights on yet another business venture- this time in the music industry. read more
By Scott Wolf STAFF WRITER USC’s secondary was dealt a potentially critical blow Monday when it was learned cornerback Josh Pinkard probably has torn ligaments in his knee, sources said. Officially, USC coach Pete Carroll said Pinkard was out for the Nebraska game and would need more examination by team doctors. “There’s more in there than what we thought,” Carroll said. But sources said Pinkard tore ligaments in his left knee, the opposite knee in which he tore ligaments last season. Pinkard redshirted last year and this injury would be costly because he would have just one year of eligibility remaining. He was considered so impressive in training camp at cornerback that he switched from safety and was named the starter ahead of Cary Harris, who started 11 games last season. “Josh is an incredible athlete and he seems to be a more dominant athlete on our practice field at corner,” Carroll said. What noise? Traveling to Nebraska is considered one of the toughest road experiences in college football, but Carroll sounded unfazed by the challenge. “We’ve dealt with this for years,” he said, referring to recent trips to Arkansas, Notre Dame, Kansas State and perhaps the loudest crowd, a game against Virginia Tech at FedEx Field in Landover, Md. To help prepare for Nebraska, USC is expected to pipe in crowd noise at practice this week, a Carroll standard whenever the Trojans play a tough road game. As if a trip to Nebraska is not enough, ESPN will bring its College GameDay show to Lincoln. USC is the first team ranked No. 1 in the Associated Press top-25 poll to visit Nebraska since 1978, when top-ranked Oklahoma was upset by the fourth-ranked Huskers. Tailback rotation C.J. Gable will start again against Nebraska with Stafon Johnson the backup. Chauncey Washington, who missed the Idaho game with a sprained shoulder, will try to get cleared by doctors today, but is expected to play sparingly. Freshman Joe McKnight should also see more time because his sprained knee feels better. “We’re hoping to use him,” Carroll said. “He’s looking better out there.” Green hopeful Tailback Broderick Green, who suffered a stress fracture in his foot, said he hopes to play this season even though he will be out at least another month. “No, I’m not going to redshirt,” Green said. “I’ll have the boot off my foot in a couple weeks, so I think I’ll be playing.” Quick comeback? Center Matt Spanos, who tore a triceps muscle before the Idaho game, will try to practice this week, but is not expected to play. Back to grass USC practiced on FieldTurf on Monday even though Carroll disdains it. “I can’t get used to liking it, but the players don’t seem to mind,” he said. The Trojans return to Howard Jones Field today and Wednesday. [email protected] local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! read more