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Farhad Moshiri jersey expected to speak to the manager

Farhad Moshiri jersey expected to speak to the manager on Sunday Jürgen Klopp lambasted Liverpool’s hapless defence after a rout that condemned the club to their worst defensive start to a season since 1964-65. A series of clangers helped Tottenham Hotspur record a 4-1 win, with Harry Kane again influential in deciding the game’s outcome. Women's Majestic Pittsburgh Pirates #28 John Jaso Replica Pink Fashion Cool Base MLB Jersey “If I am involved in this situation on the pitch, then Harry cannot get the ball,” Klopp said. “It wouldn’t happen if I was on the pitch – but I am in the middle of the technical area in trainers. Each job is clear but we couldn’t do it.” Even in the heat of post-match emotion, to infer that a 50-year-old manager can do a more efficient job than a current international does not reflect well. Dejan Lovren, the worst culprit for the first two goals which Liverpool shipped in a feeble Cameron Artis-Payne Jersey start to the match, was substituted in the 31st minute in an attempt to reshape and offer more protection. They conceded twice more, taking their total goals against for the season to 16 (15 of them away from home). Klopp was not particularly minded to point the finger at Lovren. “I really don’t want to blame players. He feels not good. That’s OK. Nobody should feel good. He is part of the squad. That’s all.” Klopp conceded that Liverpool’s collective defending was well below expectations. “In all decisive moments we were not there. The first goal was unbelievably easy to defend. The second we miss the moment. The third goal another present. Everything was bad from us. We cannot get results with a performance like today. They were completely spot on and we weren’t. That’s my responsibility. It was much too easy for Tottenham today. Our fault.” Mauricio Pochettino was delighted with his team’s comprehensive victory. “I am so pleased for the team, so pleased for our fans. We start to change the feeling that it was difficult to play here at Wembley. We start to feel it can be our home. That’s so important for the rest of the season,” he said. The Tottenham manager again had praise for Kane, who will be rested for the midweek EFL Cup match. “He is amazing. He was tired at the end. He put in a massive effort in Real Madrid and today and it’s normal to be a bit tired. No problem.” The 18-point half-time deficit may have been a contributory factor to a minor flare-up between Marler and Johnson as the two sides headed for the dressing-rooms. The Quins’ prop has a bit of previous in these parts, the water-squirting altercation with his England colleague James Haskell having caused a few ripples in last month’s league game between the sides. Within 10 minutes of the restart Marler duly sinned again to earn himself a further chorus of local boos. Jones likes his tight forwards to bristle but, equally, he wants them to stay on Cameron Artis-Payne Jersey the field. With the ever-improving Ellis Genge in bullocking form for Leicester and Mako Vunipola impressing on a weekly basis for Saracens, loose-head props with too many screws loose are walking a precarious tightrope. “Disappointment to lose the lead when you have it but I think with the conditions in place it probably wasn’t our race to win.” It was probably not his title, either, not this year. If there was novelty value to be found in the entertainment decorating the fringes of this event, there was none in the identity of the winner. His team-mate, Max Verstappen, meanwhile – sixth-fastest in qualifying but 16th on the grid because of a penalty for an engine change – wasted no time progressing towards the leaders. To the fury of his team he dropped to fourth behind Raikkonen after receiving a five-second time penalty for leaving the track and gaining an advantage. Bottas was fifth, while Carlos Sainz Jr ended his first appearance for Renault in seventh.

Arsenal fight back jersey in style to heap pressure

Arsenal fight back jersey in style to heap pressure on Everton’s Ronald Koeman A defiant Ronald Koeman claimed he was still the man to arrest Everton’s alarming decline despite a 5-2 home defeat against Arsenal that has left his future as manager in serious doubt. Youth Adidas Indiana Pacers #13 Paul George Swingman Navy Blue Road NBA Jersey Koeman was under pressure before Arsenal’s visit to Goodison Park, having won only two of the previous 12 matches with a squad replenished by almost £140m of new talent in the summer. NHL Men's Montreal Canadiens Big & Tall Logo T-Shirt - Black Wayne Rooney’s fourth Premier League goal of the season, almost 15 years to the day since his first Everton goal against Arsenal, gave Koeman’s team the lead against the run of play. But goals from Nacho Monreal, Mesut Özil, Alexandre Lacazette, Aaron Ramsey and Alexis Sánchez brought Arsène Wenger a merited first away win of the league campaign on his 68th birthday. Defeat, Everton’s seventh in 11 games in all competitions, left Koeman’s side third from bottom of the Premier League. They are also bottom of their Europa League group following the worst start made by an English club in the competition. But the Everton manager argued he could transform the malaise at Goodison, although did not offer an explanation as to how when asked to do so. Koeman, who saw Idrissa Gueye sent off with the score 2-1 to Arsenal, said: “Yes, I think I can [turn it around] but now is not the moment and everybody is so disappointed. It is how you look to the situation. If you start to think negatively, then maybe there is no solution. I am not like that. All the rumours in the newspapers are normal. The team is underperforming, it is in a difficult situation mentally and confidence are struggling. That is what we need to change. I still believe I can change the whole situation but everybody knows how it works in football. That is all I answer about this situation.” Farhad Moshiri, Everton’s major shareholder who appointed Koeman on a £6m-a-year contract in 2016, was present at Goodison and is expected to speak to the Dutch coach on Sunday, as is normal after a game. “Normally I have contact after every game, speak or text,” Koeman said of his contact with the club’s hierarchy. “I understand the position is not good for Everton. I have been working in football a long time, I know what can happen but I don’t think it is too late.” Koeman claimed it was “impossible” with 10 men against Arsenal, who were dominant before Rooney opened the scoring. The visitors had 30 shots in Victor Martinez Jersey total compared to Everton’s eight. “The final result is a big defeat. We started well but already from the beginning we had difficulties to stop Arsenal creating chances. The role of Sánchez was really difficult to stop.” When asked what positives he could find to convince him that Everton’s situation could be turned around, Koeman bristled: “Don’t talk about positives because the final result Victor Martinez Jersey is 5-2, defeat at home and write what you like to write.” “It was great to Victor Martinez Jersey see something different,” Hamilton said after the race. “This was much more like an NFL game, which is exciting.” Vettel was less enraptured. “I don’t really care, to be honest,” he said. “Start your engines and let’s get ready to rumbleeeeee!” bellowed the announcer, Michael Buffer. Vettel came out swinging, immediately overtaking Hamilton, who dived to his left but was unable to block a red flash from surging ahead before the first Victor Martinez Jersey corner. Behind, sparring between Daniel Ricciardo and Bottas provided some of the most engaging moments of the opening laps but Ricciardo’s Red Bull pulled off the track on lap 16. “Engine’s gone,” he said.,74732

Christian Wade jersey scores two tries while Joe Marler sees yellow

Christian Wade jersey scores two tries while Joe Marler sees yellow Wasps urgently needed something to brighten their season and finally there is light at the end of a depressingly dark tunnel. This five-try romp, their first win in six games, was partly overshadowed, however, by the indiscipline of two more of Harlequins’ England contingent with the national head coach, Eddie Jones, about to unveil his autumn internationals squad on Thursday. Women's Justin Upton Replica Grey Road Jersey: Majestic MLB #8 Detroit Tigers Cool Base With Jones in the stands, the prop Joe Marler contrived to pick up his second yellow card in Coventry in little over a month, this time for striking the home lock Will Rowlands with his forearm. At least Marler made it on to the field Authentic Michael Palardy Jersey which is more than can be said for his team-mate Marland Yarde, dropped from the visiting squad for what was described by his club as “an internal disciplinary matter.” Yarde’s poor time-keeping and attitude are understood to be at the root of the problem, with the winger’s failure to turn up on time for the pre-match team run having stretched his coaches’ patience beyond breaking point. With Jones having travelled to the Midlands to check out his form before next month’s Tests, it was not the best of timing on any front. Men's Nene Authentic White Adidas Jersey: NBA Houston Rockets #42 Home England’s first-choice full-back, Mike Brown, also saw yellow for a deliberate knock-down but there was better news for Jones in the form of the No8 Nathan Hughes, the game’s most influential figure beneath the Sunday tea-time lights. With Billy Vunipola out injured, Hughes’ ball-carrying is once again a potent weapon and Wasps’ swarming defence and vigorous work at the breakdown also made a big difference against opponents who beat Authentic Michael Palardy Jersey them 24-21 in the league here in mid-September. Wasps’ director of rugby, Dai Young, had described it as a”massive game for both sides” before kick-off and it certainly looked as if his players had absorbed the message. Inside the first five minutes Hughes came rampaging off the back of a scrum down the blindside past a stranded Danny Care and put the nippy Dan Robson over untouched. The home side were 14-0 up inside nine minutes, Wasps’ blitz defence catching Marcus Smith unawares as he went to put in a cross-kick. The ball was fly-hacked up the other end and, despite Smith’s desperate attempt to regather it, Christian Wade was quick enough to win the race. It was only last week that Young was bemoaning the bad luck his side had been suffering; on this occasion the fates were proving rather kinder. Danny Cipriani’s enforced absence through injury has clearly not helped and, as proved by Australia’s weekend win over New Zealand, the now-departed Kurtley Beale also makes a massive difference wherever he plays. Young, however, has been stressing the need for his side to be more “gainline orientated” and a galloping Hughes makes any team look and feel better. One huge hand-off by the No8 left Jamie Roberts sprawled in his wake and Quins spent the majority of the first 40 minutes struggling to make a similar impression. Wasps had only 31% of possession in the opening 40 minutes but were far more penetrative, only Brown’s despairing hand saving his team from conceding a third try. It was Brown’s first yellow card in 67 games but the 14-man visitors were soon in even deeper trouble, a concerted lineout drive swiftly producing a rumbling score for Ashley Johnson. It did not greatly influence the result, with a striking try from Francis Saili’s first touch also not affecting the outcome. Wasps poured up the other end to secure a bonus-point fourth try through Josh Bassett and Wade, also recovering his sharpness after a relatively sluggish start, added a fifth Authentic Michael Palardy Jersey with nine minutes left to take his side over 40 points.

Dylan Hartley jersey sent to sin-bin as Northampton

Dylan Hartley jersey sent to sin-bin as Northampton fall to defeat at Clermont Benjamin Kayser, Dylan Hartley’s opposite number at Clermont Auvergne on Saturday, believes punishing the hooker further would be bad for the game, after the Northampton and England captain was sent to the sin-bin for hitting Dustin Tokarski Jersey an opponent in the face with a swinging arm. Women's Nike Tennessee Titans #96 Sylvester Williams Limited Pink Rush Fashion NFL Jersey Hartley will know on Monday evening whether he faces further disciplinary action following his act 29 minutes into the 24-7 defeat at Clermont when he crashed into a ruck off his feet and caught the home prop Rabah Slimani, who was later sent to the sin-bin for a shoulder charge at Hartley’s head, in the face with his right arm. Slimani received treatment for a bleeding nose and Hartley, who is in line to be named on Thursday as England captain for the opening autumn international against Argentina at Twickenham, was sent to the sin-bin after Ben Whitehouse, the referee, ordered a review of the incident. “I think a sanction was merited because a penalty is a penalty and, if he deserved yellow, it was a yellow,” said Kayser, the France hooker who spent a season with Leicester. “Should Dustin Tokarski Jersey it have been a red card? No, come on. “Rugby is rugby and, if you say that any hit on the head is a red card, there will be 25 a match. The last thing we want is to go out and start playing on the rules and to start saying [to the referee], ‘It was a cheap shot.’ We are not football. We are just here to play hard and to keep on going. I don’t think it was a red card, just a yellow.” A year ago World Rugby launched a crackdown on challenges that made contact with an opponent’s head. Hartley was sent off playing for Northampton against Leinster last December when he caught Sean O’Brien with a swinging arm that left the British & Irish Lions flanker concussed. Hartley was banned for six weeks. “It is a physical game and serious offences need to be dealt with harshly for the health and safety of the players,” Kayser said. “But it must not be taken too far. It is about players taking it in our own hands and ensuring we do not spoil this wonderful game of ours. “It is a sport where we are fortunate enough to be able to talk to referees and have decent relations. There is nothing better than a referee turning round and asking the opposition captain whether a player deserved a red card. Most of the guys would say: ‘Listen, it is nothing.’ We are not idiots and we are not cheats.” If Hartley were cited, and it would be on the basis of the risk his action posed to Slimani, who remained on the pitch after treatment and did not require a head injury assessment, rather than its consequence. At the start of the year, when World Rugby’s aim was to punish high challenges to deter others, a citing would have been likely but so far this season the disciplinary process has been less punitive. The England head coach, Eddie Jones, has steadfastly supported Hartley and said the hooker would lead the side in the first autumn international against Argentina if his form merited selection. But as Jamie George closes the gap, Hartley needs to be disciplined, not just playing well. After a rainstorm on Sunday morning conditions were warm and dry for the race, though the day was enveloped by a cloud of hype. Evidently deciding that to grow in the US the sport requires more razzmatazz and pop concerts, Formula One’s new American owners, Liberty Media, delayed qualifying by two hours on Saturday so spectators had less of a wait for a Justin Timberlake gig.

Briton beats jersey Sebastian Vettel into second after German

Briton beats jersey Sebastian Vettel into second after German Spectators at Austin were treated to the spectacle of the planet’s fastest men on two feet and four wheels performing the “Lightning Bolt” celebration on the podium but Lewis Hamilton was not able to toast a fourth world title in addition to his usual first-place finish at the United States Grand Prix. Men's Adidas Philadelphia 76ers #21 Joel Embiid Swingman Royal Blue Alternate NBA Jersey Not quite, anyway, but this was merely destiny deferred under blue Texas skies. Confirmation is likely to come this weekend in Mexico City thanks to a conquering drive here that extended Hamilton’s lead in the standings to 66 points over Sebastian Vettel with the season almost over. Men's John Stockton Swingman Green Adidas Jersey: NBA Utah Jazz #12 Throwback Hamilton preached caution. “There’s still three races to go, so for me in my mind we’ve still got three races to win, still a lot of points available,” he said. But, Womens Shawn Williams Jersey realistically, to prolong his challenge by clawing back some of the deficit, Vettel must hope for victory in Mexico combined with a technical failure that leaves Hamilton far off the pace. It looks a remote possibility: Hamilton won Womens Shawn Williams Jersey in Mexico last year and has finished first in six of the past eight races. His triumph here came after a contest that provided some unexpected drama before normal service resumed and the Mercedes driver took control of the second half, sealing a fourth successive constructors’ title for his team in the process. Hamilton has won five of the six Grand Prix staged at this track and was quickest throughout the practice and qualifying sessions. The race ended as it began on the grid, with the Briton and the German first and second, yet Vettel’s Ferrari grabbed Womens Shawn Williams Jersey the lead at the start before Hamilton reclaimed the advantage on lap six of 56. “One of the most fun races I’ve had for a while,” Hamilton said. “Didn’t get away to a great start, not really sure why but Sebastian got off to a great start. I was kind of chilled about it because I’ve known in the past that you can overtake here. “It was great having a battle, it was very reminiscent of 2012 here, seeing Sebastian up ahead and wanting to have a real battle. I was a bit surprised Sebastian didn’t defend more.” The 32-year-old controlled the race comfortably after that early intrigue, save for a decision to make the first tyre change three laps after Vettel. “Why did you let him get so close?” Hamilton asked his team over the radio as he emerged from the pits with his rival on his tail. Vettel would not threaten again, though he ended up second by going past the Mercedes of Valtteri Bottas on lap 51 – then, inevitably, his team-mate, Kimi Raikkonen, soon afterwards. Hamilton’s qualifying performance gave him his 117th front-row start, surpassing Michael Schumacher’s Womens Shawn Williams Jersey previous Formula One record. Schumacher bought a ranch in Texas in 2012, the year that Austin staged its first Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas. Hamilton has always seemed comfortable in Texas both at the wheel and away from his car. A fan of American culture and lifestyle as well as the circuit – “I think this track is now my favourite track, to be honest,” he told the crowd afterwards – even a yell of “yee-haw!” as he exited his vehicle on Saturday after confirming pole was fairly convincing. On Sunday, two hours before the race got under way, Hamilton took Bolt for a spin in a Mercedes road car; the Olympic 100 metres champion interviewed him on the podium after the race. Before the start the drivers were introduced by a boxing announcer as they emerged from a tunnel along a red carpet lined by cheerleaders in cowboy boots shaking pom-poms.

Lyon sink Everton jersey on stormy night to pile pressure

Lyon sink Everton jersey on stormy night to pile pressure on Ronald Koeman The pressure on Ronald Koeman increased as Everton slipped tamely to another Europa League defeat, more or less ending their interest in this competition and leaving them stuck at the bottom of their group with just a single point from three games. Men's New York Rangers #73 Brandon Pirri Adidas Royal Blue Home Premier NHL Jersey The Everton manager has possibly had enough of Thursday night football anyway, or so his team selection suggested. Whether Everton have had enough of him depends on whether his gamble of fielding a weakened side pays dividends at the weekend, when at least three or four regulars are likely to be back. Koeman admitted he picked the starting lineup with one eye on the home match against Arsenal on Sunday, which might explain why Wayne Rooney was not even in the squad 15 years to the day since his famous goal against the Gunners announced the 16-year-old’s arrival to the world beyond Merseyside. Perhaps his manager hopes that with a full week’s rest he might be able to turn the clock back at the weekend with another late winner. The beleaguered Everton manager could certainly do with something going his way for a change. This game was Frank Thomas Youth jersey only six minutes old when Lyon, also without a win in Group E, took the lead through Nabil Fekir’s penalty. Mason Holgate’s challenge on Marcal was undoubtedly rash and ill-timed but what had stretched the home defence in the first place was a burst of speed from Memphis Depay, a player Koeman tried to sign for Everton last season. Everton’s attempts to get back into the game were as laboured as they have been all season. Kevin Mirallas sent a low shot narrowly wide midway through the first half, though significantly it was from outside the penalty area. Everton were finding it difficult to do what Lyon were managing surprisingly easily, getting players into forward positions within sight of goal. It took the home side over half an hour to find a way through the Lyon defence, and when they did Anthony Lopes proved equal to Mirallas’s shot after Tom Davies had threaded a pass to allow a shot from a narrow angle. That encouraging Frank Thomas Womens Jersey sign was put into perspective within a couple of minutes when Depay rattled Jordan Pickford’s bar with a long-range free-kick, Davies managing to get a possibly important headed deflection as the shot came in. Everton’s best chance of turning round level came five minutes before the interval when Davy Klaassen found himself bearing down on goal only to produce an unconvincing shot that lacked the power to beat Lopes. Depay was guilty of the same thing right at the end of the half, wasting a good position by shooting too close to Pickford, prompting a frustrated Bruno Génésio to turn in his technical area to kick an advertising board in annoyance. Koeman sent on Ademola Lookman for the second half, at the expense of the ineffective Klaassen, and the substitute immediately set up an attack then got on the end of it to bring a save from Lopes. Everton at least looked a little more direct and threatening with someone of Lookman’s pace on the pitch, though they were once again indebted to Pickford for keeping them in the game when Houssem Aouar dispossessed Davies and the goalkeeper had to come out smartly to deny Myziane Maolida. The match was held up for a couple of minutes after an hour when a rugby-type scuffle broke out at the Gwladys Street end. It was occasioned by a foul challenge on Lopes by Ashley Williams that several Lyon players deemed excessive. The goalkeeper had been off Frank Thomas Youth jersey the ground making a catch, and ended up being pushed into the advertising hoardings behind his goal. Spectators became involved as an ugly melee developed, though no serious blows were traded and the referee contented himself with yellow cards for Williams and Bertrand Traoré. Uefa will probably want to look into any suggestion of brawling, though in reality it was less of a slugfest than a tangle of players, photographers and bystanders in a limited space. It had the effect of rousing the Goodison crowd in a way that little actual play had managed and a combination of vocal encouragement and Gylfi Sigurdsson’s arrival as substitute finally brought about an equaliser. Sigurdsson’s delivery with a free-kick into the area was perfect, leaving Williams an unmissable headed chance to turn from villain to hero from six yards.

Olivier Giroud magic jersey earns Arsenal victory

Olivier Giroud magic jersey earns Arsenal victory over 10-man Red It takes something unusual to create a moment of silence at Red Star Belgrade’s boisterous Marakana. Five minutes from the end of a Europa League encounter that scored higher on atmosphere than intrigue, Arsenal produced the game’s defining moment and for a few seconds the sound cut completely as the home crowd took in the blow. Limited Youth Malik Hooker Olive Jersey: NFL Nike Indianapolis Colts #29 2017 Salute to Service What a blow it was. The move of the night was carved out by Jack Wilshere, who changed gear to burst into dangerous space and exchanged passes with Theo Walcott, who picked out Olivier Giroud. It had been one of those nights where Arsenal’s hulking frontman looked a bit tortured, nothing going for him, touches astray, movement on the leaden side. But in that moment he adjusted his body to send an overhead kick arcing into the net. Giroud’s status as a great goalscorer has been a source of debate over the years but he sure is capable of scoring a great goal. The finish was glossed with spectacular flourish. Arsène Wenger chuckled afterwards as he confessed that Giroud had come over to the dugout during the game with a special message. “He came to the touchline and told me: ‘We will score.’ He knew more than I did. That’s Olivier Giroud. He keeps belief when it is tough. That’s why he scores at moments you didn’t expect him to score.” The Europa League is fast turning into a tonic for Arsenal. While the Premier League slips create fretful anxiety, this competition has been an escape of sorts. Giroud’s matchwinner ensured a maximum nine points out of nine and they hold a five-point lead halfway through the group stage. Next month they play the return game with Red Star. Another win would see them safely qualified with two games to spare. Resting key players with wholesale rotation can backfire, but so far Arsenal’s B-siders have proved able to enjoy the Europa experience. All in all they handled a tricky night well. Wenger had tried to brush off the atmosphere effect, suggesting his team were used to a similar ambience in the Premier League. But this was no run of the mill vibe. The Marakana, packed an hour before kick-off, crackled with energy, the colourful choreography and bouncing fans shuddering behind the goal as the teams emerged and the decibels never dropped. If the Emirates is a smart and boring uncle, the Marakana was like a punk cousin turning up the attitude. The defensive compilation was on the eclectic side. Rob Holding had unfamiliar partners in Mohamed Elneny, a midfielder by trade, and Mathieu Debuchy, a full-back who has been injured for most of the past two and a half years. In the circumstances, reappearing all of a sudden after so long away from first-team football, the Frenchman found an impressive performance that potentially gives Wenger another defensive option. “I am pleased for him, he survived 90 minutes without any setbacks,” the manager said. “He had only one half with under-23s on Monday night. Overall it’s a David Amerson Authentic Jersey positive performance for someone who has been out for such a long time.” Wenger was also particularly pleased with how the teenagers on show rose to handle the test. “They showed a lot of character. It’s not easy to express that at 18. To play in such a heated David Amerson Authentic Jersey atmosphere shows how much resistance to stress they have, which is an important quality at this level.” Interestingly, the sense of occasion got to Red Star. At times they were David Amerson Authentic Jersey almost overenthusiastic and as they bounded into the box they had a tendency to be too breathless to make cool decisions. Turning gallons of desire into the hard currency of shots on target was the challenge, and it was unfortunate for them that they came up against Petr Cech in dominant form. The Czech goalkeeper made an excellent save to deny Nemanja Radonjic’s slammed shot, and late in the game kept out two more promising Red Star efforts.

British Cycling allows resignation Jersey of doctor

British Cycling allows resignation Jersey of doctor at centre of Jiffy bag scandal The doctor at the centre of the Team Sky and Bradley Wiggins Jiffy bag scandal has resigned from his position at British Cycling with the chief executive, Julie Harrington, admitting she was concerned his failings could come back to haunt the organisation in the future. Marcus Williams Men's Limited Black Jersey: Nike NFL New Orleans Saints 2016 Salute to Service #43 Doctor Richard Freeman, who worked for both Team Sky and British Cycling between 2009 and 2015, has walked away from his position without a pay-off. He is understood to be unwell and did not feel able to face disciplinary action from British Cycling for his failure to keep proper medical records. Men's Pittsburgh Penguins #19 Bryan Trottier Reebok Black/Gold Third Premier NHL Jersey Freeman has not spoken publicly since UK Anti-Doping (Ukad) launched an investigation more than a year ago into the contents of a Jiffy bag delivered to Wiggins at the 2011 Critérium du Dauphiné. In a written statement to a parliamentary hearing, Freeman insisted the package contained only the decongestant Fluimucil but Ukad has still not Kyle Rudolph Authentic Jersey been able to verify that claim because of the lack of medical records. It is understood he was due to speak to Ukad as part of its continuing investigation two weeks ago but was not well enough to do so. British Cycling, which parted company with Freeman on 2 October, insisted it would continue to co-operate with the Ukad investigation. Freeman’s resignation removes an uncomfortable link with it and the doping suspicions swirling round Team Sky. Harrington, who took over from Ian Drake as chief executive of British Cycling in May, said she would have preferred to bring the matter to a more solid conclusion. “We were investigating him on employment matters and Ukad were investigating him on doping matters,” she said. “After some months we were ready to continue with disciplinary action. Dr Freeman really wasn’t well enough to commence that and so we’ve allowed him to resign. “We continue to support Ukad and when Dr Freeman is better I would hope he would continue to support Ukad with any ongoing investigation. It is an area that for the sake of our current riders, membership and reputation of our sport, that I would have hoped to have brought to a tidier end, but we also have a duty of care to him as an employee.” In 2011, medicine for both Team Sky and the GB cycling team was stored at the National Cycling Centre in Manchester. Team Sky have struggled to properly explain why large quantities of triamcinolone, the controversial drug taken by Wiggins before his 2012 Tour de France victory, was ordered, nor account for a delivery of testosterone patches. The former clinical director Dr Steve Peters has said the patches were delivered in error by a medical supplier. Riders have privately described Freeman’s former medical room inside the cycling centre as “chaotic”, with piles of papers stacked up and no obvious filing system. Freeman admitted he relied on his own note-keeping, finding Dropbox – a file-sharing system used by other Team Sky doctors – “difficult to use”. But he claimed the laptop on which he kept his notes was later stolen while he was on holiday in Greece. Harrington, who was previously group operations director at the Football Association, said she worried that any British rider suspected of doping in future could have their reputation tarnished by Freeman’s failure to keep proper records. “Am I happy records were being kept as good Kyle Rudolph Youth jersey as they could be in order to protect the reputations of our riders, as well as proving no wrongdoing? No I’m not,” she said. “Do I worry something could come up from the past? As chief exec of cycling’s national governing body, of course I do. “I want our employees to sit around their respective dinner tables in the evening proud of where they work and not have anything hanging over them. What is within my sphere of influence is making sure we’re not just fit for purpose but setting a benchmark for what medical governance should look like. “In February Jonathan Browning took over as chairman and had already commissioned a report on our medical governance. Change starts at the top so you’ve got to have Kyle Rudolph Youth jersey the right leadership but you’ve also got to have the right processes and systems in place to ensure there’s no oversight, and an evidence trail so if something goes wrong you can find out where it’s failing. You’ve got to have the ability to defend your clean riders.”

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Shadow sports minister jersey adds to pressure on ‘incapable’ FA over Eni Aluko affair Amid growing calls for urgent reform of the FA in the wake of the Eni Aluko affair, Labour has declared it has “lost confidence” in the leadership of English football’s governing body and called for decisive action. Men's Chris Mullin Swingman Royal Blue Adidas Jersey: NBA Golden State Warriors #17 Road The criticism came as FA board members prepared to conduct an emergency conference-call on Thursday to discuss the futures of the under-fire triumvirate Greg Clarke, Martin Glenn and Dan Ashworth. Dr Rosena Allin-Khan MP, the shadow sport minister, joined Kick it Out, Gary Lineker and the sport minister Tracey Crouch in demanding the FA heeds the lessons from a furore that finally ended with the 102-cap England player Aluko being vindicated in parliament on Wednesday. “It is clear the leadership of the Football Association is incapable of dealing with allegations of bullying and racism,” Allin-Khan told the Guardian. “After hearing the evidence and the lack of accountability shown, I have lost confidence in the FA’s leadership team. The senior leadership team at the FA need to have a long, hard look at themselves and the board need to act quickly and decisively to take the FA in a new direction.” Crouch said: “I hope the FA learns lessons from this whole sorry saga to ensure that all in the sport and the wider public have faith in their processes and procedures. We have been clear that we expect world-leading standards of governance from all our national sports’ governing bodies.” The FA did respond by confirming it would investigate the England Women’s goalkeeping coach Lee Kendall following, it said, “new evidence that came to light on Wednesday alleging unacceptable behaviour towards Eniola Aluko during an England camp”. Kendall was accused of regularly speaking to Aluko in a fake Caribbean accent during the evidence presented before the digital, culture, sport and media committee. The Guardian understands Kendall may even be sent home before Friday’s game against France in Valenciennes. Lord Herman Ouseley, the chairman of Kick it Out, echoed Allin-Khan’s remarks. “The FA’s board should be considering as a matter of urgency the implication of Eni Aluko’s case,” he said. “They should ask who is responsible for the fiasco, who is culpable and whether they should be disciplined. The bottom line is they should be building trust and confidence that the FA can be a governing body for all of football, that people of whatever background can bring forward a criticism or a grievance and do so without threat of victimisation or being penalised.” Ouseley stopped short of calling for the removal of the FA chief executive, Glenn, or the chairman, Clarke, both of whom are believed to retain the support of the FA board despite their humiliation in parliament. Ouseley’s sentiment was shared by Piara Powar, executive director of Football Against Racism in Europe. “I don’t think multiple changes of leadership have a good effect,” Powar said. “We’ve had three or four chairmen in the past decade and they have all faced the same problems; the power struggle within football, bringing about good governance and transparency and keeping up with the expectation of a sport that attracts the attention of everyone in England. “The FA appears to be governed by a culture of spin, with an answer to everything but no solutions. There is a need for a change of culture but, I would add, also in change of perspective. Clearly they need a Chief Diversity Officer who can drive forward change in all areas of diversity.” On Twitter, Gary Lineker observed: “Instead of trying to silence Eni Aluko, the FA should give this impressive young woman a voice to change things from within the institution.” Sigurdsson came close again moments later, his free kick hitting the inside of Stephen Curry Womens Jersey a post, but Lyon were quick to extinguish any hopes of an Everton revival. Maxwel Cornet turned back a ball across goal from the right-hand byline, and the slightest flick from Stephen Curry Womens Jersey Traoré in the middle was enough to secure all three points. Dominic Calvert‑Lewin brought a fine late save from Lopes, but even with five minutes of stoppage time there was no way back for Everton, in fact it was Lyon at the other end who made and missed enough chances to win the game twice over.

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Bayern Munich v Celtic: Champions League – as it happened Celtic are becoming ominously accustomed to Champions League mis-matches. The margin of defeat here may not have been as harrowing as delivered by Buffalo Sabres Jersey Barcelona and Paris Saint‑Germain in the past 13 months but the tale of a gulf in class was familiar. Bayern – this recently rejuvenated Bayern – further demonstrated the chasm between Europe’s elite and the rest; and with consummate ease. Men's Adidas Minnesota Timberwolves #22 Andrew Wiggins Authentic White Home NBA Jersey Nonetheless, it would be remiss to ignore the failure of Celtic to do themselves justice. Whereas Brendan Rodgers had spoken before the game in wholly positive terms, his sentiment was undermined by failings in every area of the field. Celtic played as if intimidated by reputation, losing dreadful goals. “There is no denying we are playing against a top-class side and we felt we could have done better with the goals we conceded and with some of our build‑up play,” Rodgers said. “You have to be a realist as well and respect who we are playing against. Of course we want to be competitive at this level but you also have to measure the level of quality you are playing against.” To his credit, and accurately, the former Liverpool manager disputed any sense an alternative approach could have gained reward. “It’s not about being pragmatic at the goals we conceded. We didn’t defend our box well enough when crosses came in. We can do better with those. But listen, I would rather lose a game playing how we want to play and how we want to work rather than sitting in and defending for 90 minutes and still losing, if that’s the case.” The return of Jupp Heynckes to Bayern had increased the scale of Celtic’s task even before personnel problems became apparent. Jozo Simunovic, a defender whose career in Glasgow has been blighted by injury setbacks, missed the trip to Bavaria because of a hamstring problem. Rodgers had not prioritised that area of his team during the summer transfer window, meaning the deployment of a makeshift back line against one of European football’s most menacing attacks. The problems linked to that were apparent within seven minutes. The hosts had already had a goal dubiously ruled out – the ball having been adjudged to have crossed the byline before a Robert Lewandowski cut-back – by the time they were denied a blatant penalty. Mikael Lustig, playing in an unfamiliar centre‑back position, clearly pulled the shirt of the marauding Lewandowski. The opening goal was not long in arriving though. Lewandowski was left in splendid isolation to meet a Joshua Kimmich cross. Gordon saved expertly from the Poland striker, but Thomas Müller was on hand to dispatch the rebound. Rodgers, not Buffalo Sabres Jersey for the first or last time, looked skyward in disbelief. While Bayern’s talent must be recognised, the dishevelled nature of Celtic’s first-half performance should be acknowledged. Strangely, for a side so dominant domestically, the Scottish champions played without confidence. There was also generosity. Number two arrived from Kimmich, who was completely unmarked as he headed a Kingsley Coman cross past the stranded Gordon. Coman’s level of success against the hapless Cristian Gamboa was a recurring feature of the opening period. Mats Hummels was afforded a rare goal celebration in extending Bayern’s advantage to three. Arjen Robben, playing and excelling in his 100th Champions League match, was the creator with a corner after Celtic landed themselves in a terrible defensive mess. Hummels ran off Scott Brown before delivering a glancing header beyond Gordon.Robben was denied a deserved goal to mark his landmark appearance by a goalline Gamboa block. Celtic rallied during the closing stages, if insufficiently so to earn consolation.