first_img CET Sport EN At first Griezmann asked to be substituted, but in the end he was able to continue despite the stamp. Madrid’s defender was not booked for the incident. If he had been, he would have been suspended for the game against Levante, on Wednesday. Regardless, Madrid head to Valencia with their league season in tatters. With Atletico Madrid 1-0 up on Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu, the hosts were attacking. Atletico tried to counter-attack and Sergio Ramos came across to stop Antoine Griezmann. He hit him hard, and with the Frenchman on the ground, Ramos stamped on his ankle with aggression.center_img 27/02/2016 Upd. at 19:29 last_img read more

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first_img BY DOUG McKENZIEStaff Writer This time last year, both the Middletown South and Raritan High School football teams were well on the their ways to clinching state championships by posting impressive opening round state playoff wins. Last Friday night, they did it again. Both the top-ranked Eagles, the top seed in the North II Group III section, and Raritan, the third seed in Central Jersey Group II, rolled in their playoff openers, as they begin what they hope will be championship runs. The Eagles entered Friday’s game with Colonia as the heavy favorite, and played like it from the very first play. Eric Daneman took the opening kickoff and raced 86 yards for a touchdown. Colonia tried to answer, putting together a pair of first downs, before the vaunted Eagle defense forced a punt. That gave the ball back to the Eagles, and gave the Patriots their first look at Knowshon Moreno. It wasn’t a very good look. On first down from the Eagle 29, Moreno busted up the middle, bounced off a pair of would-be tacklers, and raced 71 yards for the score and a 13-0 lead just three minutes into the game. After the Eagle defense held once again, the Pats got their second look at Moreno, and it wasn’t much better. The brilliant senior fielded the Colonia punt and raced 63 yards untouched to the end zone, and just like that, it was 19-0. South added another score on its next possession when Matt Walsh his Mark Longo with a 16-yard TD pass to make it 25-0, before Moreno capped the quarter with his third TD — a 24-yard scamper. Up 31-0 after the first quarter, the Eagles were in cruise control the rest of the way. After Colonia got on the board in the second quarter with a touchdown, South’s Trent MacCray responded with a 48-yard TD run, before Moreno notched his fourth touchdown of the game just before the half, making it 45-6 at the break. Moreno, who added a fifth TD in the second half on a one-yard plunge, finished with 197 yards rushing on just 10 carries, as the Eagles won their 33rd straight game, and moved one step closer to a third straight sectional title. Up next for South is fifth-seeded Warren Hills, a 17-7 winner over Ferris last weekend. While the North I Group III section is new to the Eagles, they proved on Friday that they are anxious to prove their dominance over any and all comers. The Raritan Rockets were pretty impressive in their playoff opener as they jumped out to a 35-0 halftime lead en route to a resounding 42-0 win over North Plainfield on Friday. The Rocket offense was in high gear from the start, led by senior tailback Matt Fitzpatrick and senior quarterback Andrew Mandeville. Raritan scored on its first two possessions — on a 10-yard run from Fitzpatrick and a six-yard scoring strike from Mandeville to Mike Thaner — before Fitzpatrick added a 40-yard scoring run. Then, the defense contributed with junior linebacker Chris Mooney returning an interception all the way to the Canuck 15-yard line. Mandeville then made is 28-0 with a rushing TD, before Tim Collani forced and recovered a fumble on the ensuing kickoff, setting up Raritan’s fourth TD — a 24-yard pass from Mandeville to Michael Bucceri on a broken play. With a 35-0 lead at the half, it was time to start thinking about the second round, where Raritan will take on second-seeded Rahway, a 35-7 winner over Governor Livingston in the first round. The Rockets (8-1) will need another solid performance from Fitzpatrick (16 carries for 195 yards and four touchdowns) and Mandville (5-for-6 for 61 yards passing) if they hope to keep their march toward a second straight title intact. The CJ Group II bracket is one of the toughest in the state, with any of the four remaining teams — Carteret, Manasquan, Rahway and Raritan — a legitimate threat to capture the crown. This is not the same Raritan team that rolled to a state title last year, but they certainly seem to have what it takes to become champions once again. By making it back into the state playoffs after struggling through a tough, injury-riddled season last fall, the Keyport High School football team reminded everyone this fall that the Red Raiders are still a force in Central Jersey Group I. Unfortunately, they ran into a stronger force in the first round, losing a lopsided 35-7 game to Brearley in Kenilworth on Friday. After Keyport took the opening drive and marched 78 yard in eight plays and scored on a 29-yard toss play to Joey Ware, it was all Brearley from there. The Bears immediately answered with a score of their own, capping a 64-yard drive to get within 7-6. Brearley then took the lead early in the second quarter as fullback Jake Floyd (158 yard and two touchdowns on 16 carries) began to exert his dominance against the Red Raider defense. By halftime, it was 20-7, and the Bears added a pair of scores in the second half to seal the game, and end Keyport’s season at 5-4. Though anything short of a sectional title is a disappointment at Keyport, this season marked a return to the type of play we’ve come to expect from the Red Raiders. And with a slew of talented players coming back next year, expect even more from head coach Mike Ciccotelli’s squad. The remainder of the local teams played their state playoff consolation games this past weekend. Among the local winners were Middletown North, who improved to 3-6 with a 26-3 win over Freehold Township; and Mater Dei, who beat Immaculate Conception, 35-7; while St. John Vianney (28-9 to Paramus Catholic), Matawan (27-14 to Point Beach) and Holmdel (28-19 to Ridge) all suffered losses. Top-ranked Eagles look eager to tackle new challenge BY DOUG McKENZIE Staff Writer last_img read more

first_img“To rebuild New Orleans.” Forman’s book, Eye of the Storm, Inside City Hall During Katrina, being released this week, details the problems, politics and bureaucracy that hindered efforts to save the city. Nagin took office promising a new day in government, more transparency and an end to the corruption that has long plagued politics here. But Forman says the business executive-turned-mayor’s distrust of politicians, his outsider status, and his sense he was on a mission from God hurt the city after Hurricane Katrina. When Katrina hit on Aug. 29, 2005, he was nearly finished with his first term, disillusioned with police chief Eddie Compass, who he later fired, and navigating a rocky relationship with Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco, Forman writes. By The Associated Press NEW ORLEANS – After Hurricane Katrina inundated his city, as Mayor Ray Nagin surveyed what was already being called the nation’s worst natural disaster, press secretary Sally Forman asked if he was OK, she writes in a new book on the man and the post-storm chaos. “This was God’s plan for me, Sally,” Nagin said. “What was?” she asked. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

first_imgIt’s the Sports Bar Xmas special, with Andy Goldstein and Jason Cundy.Guests include Charlie Austin, Rachel Riley and Stuart Bingham, while Dave Love and the GOULDFATHER return! PLUS, a special festive edition of ‘You’re the reason our kids are ugly’ and Taylor the Sports Bar resident poet is LIVE in our studios for the very first time.last_img

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON – Robert Gates, picked by President George W. Bush to take over at the Pentagon, received initial endorsements from Republican and Democratic Senate leaders Friday after meeting with them on Capitol Hill. Gates’ private one-on-one discussions with top lawmakers were in anticipation of a Dec. 5 confirmation hearing by the Senate Armed Services Committee. The Bush administration and top GOP senators hope to approve the nomination next month, while the Senate is still in Republican hands. Senate approval of Gates would be an early test of a promise by some lawmakers to work together after the elections and reach bipartisan consensus on the war in Iraq. Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid said Gates should be confirmed in the next few weeks, barring surprises. After meeting with the Republican nominee, Reid suggested Gates’ most attractive trait was that he was not outgoing Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld, who sparred with Democrats and some Republicans over Iraq. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’“The one thing he has going for him … is that we want the change to take place very quickly,” said Reid, D-Nev. “So it’s to our interest to have this change at the head of the Defense Department as soon as possible.” The day after voters catapulted Democrats to power in Congress in the Nov. 7 elections, Bush acknowledged that the lack of progress in Iraq had cost Republicans votes. In a bid to salvage public support, Bush said he would consider new ideas on Iraq and announced Rumsfeld’s resignation. Aides and lawmakers said Iraq was obviously a topic of discussion in Gates’ meetings, but that the visit was intended more as a courtesy call than an in-depth exchange of ideas. “One of the highest priorities, if not the highest priority, will be looking at the situation in Iraq,” Gates told reporters.last_img read more

first_imgDelta is retaining a nine-across configuration in its 777 refurb. Photo: Delta Air Lines. Delta Air Lines is shunning the cattle class herd to retain nine-across economy class seating as it undertakes a major renovation of its international Boeing 777 fleet.The decision to stick with Boeing’s original game plan for its popular twin means Delta’s 777s will have the widest economy class seats in its fleet at 18.5 inches.It bucks the trend among many airlines to add another seat to each row of economy class to make 777 seating 10-abreast and reduce seat width by more than an inch (2.5cm).A similar tendency has afflicted operators of Boeing’s 787 Dreamliners, where narrower seats in a nine-across configuration have become common.The economy class crunch is a reaction by legacy airlines to historically low fares and increased competition from low-cost carriers.It is designed to boost the revenue generated by aircraft but has been offset partially by new seat designs that optimize available space for passengers.Yet some airlines have resisted the temptation to cram in passengers shoulder-to-shoulder and continue to offer the more spacious nine-across 777 configuration.Delta also offers an economy seat pitch of 31-32 inches on it 220 main cabin seats as well as 11-inch inflight entertainment screens, personal power ports and Gogo Ku Wi-Fi connectivity.READ: Airline chiefs warn against legroom regulation.“The comfort of our passengers is a top priority,’’ a Delta spokeswoman told AirlineRatings.“By maintaining 9-abreast seating in the Main Cabin as we modify our 777s, we’re able to offer wider main cabin seats and more preferable seat options.”Delta’s first refurbished 777, a 296-seat 777-200ER, took to the air Monday on a flight from Detroit to Beijing.The aircraft is also equipped with 28 Delta One suites giving each passenger a private space accessed by a sliding door, an 18-inch IFE screen and a 24-inch wide lie-flat cattle class crush Boeing 777sDelta One. Photo: Delta Air Lines.In between are 48 Delta Premium Select seats that are 19 inches wide and have a 28-inch seat pitch. These come with a 13.3-inch IFE screen, adjustable head and footrests and elevated service.The aircraft comes with full-spectrum LED ambient lighting that is customized to match the phase of flight as well as free in-flight entertainment in all cabins.The airline plans to have all eight of its 777-200ERs and 10 777-200LRs retrofitted by the end of 2019.last_img read more

first_imgTags:#events#start 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img chris cameron Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting With the 2010 ReadWriteWeb Mobile Summit just a few short days away we are working this week to put the finishing touches on the event. One thing we are really excited to include in this summit is the opportunity for innovative startups in the mobile space to show-off their products to our growing list of mobile experts and enthusiasts that plan on attending. This Friday at the Mobile Summit in Mountain View, California, we will be hosting a “speed geeking” session that will allow companies to present their products to as many people as possible, but we need your suggestions on who to invite!Speed geeking is a lot like speed dating, but instead of eager singles rotating around tables hoping to find a match, groups of summit attendees will be moving from table to table hearing pitches from various mobile startups. We’ve already lined up some great mobile companies to attend the summit, but we are looking to include more startups, and that’s where you, the ReadWriteStart audience, come in! We are looking for your suggestions of innovative startups in the mobile space that you think would make a great fit for speed geeking at the Mobile Summit. So leave a comment below with your suggestion and why you think they should be a prime candidate for the summit this Friday. We are looking to invite some startups to attend the summit and receive a speed geeking table free of charge, and we are counting on some top-notch suggestions from our audience.Some of the companies that will be attending the Mobile Summit Friday include Skyhook Wireless, Orange, Alcatel-Lucent and SimpleGeo. Other large corporations, like Microsoft, Google, and Intuit, as well as investment firms like Storm Ventures and Blumberg Capital will also have representatives at the summit. The speed geeking sessions will be a valuable opportunity for startups to showcase their products infront of these investors and larger companies.If you want to attend the event, register now at the summit’s homepage, and let us know who you think should be featured this Friday at the Mobile Summit in the comments below! Photo by Wikipedia user Hyfen.last_img read more