Newcastle admit FA charge over Sunderland incident

first_img “The charge relates to the players’ reaction to the match official’s decision, which saw Sunderland awarded a penalty and captain Fabricio Coloccini issued with a red card, which has since been rescinded. “The club has admitted the charge, but has submitted an application for it to be re-assessed due to mitigating circumstances.” Coloccini was sent off for a challenge which came seconds after Madley had opted not to award his team a penalty against Lee Cattermole at the other end as the first half of the game at the Stadium of Light drew to a close. He barged striker Steven Fletcher to the ground as the pair chased a Jermain Defoe through-ball and the official pointed straight to the spot. The defender and several of his team-mates surrounded Madley to argue his case, but Coloccini’s misery was compounded when the referee produced a red card. Adam Johnson converted the resulting spot-kick and a game the Magpies had dominated turned on its head, with the Black Cats eventually running out 3-0 winners. Coloccini appealed against the dismissal and was successful, although head coach Steve McClaren admitted on Friday that simply added to his misery. He said: “It makes it even worse because we felt at the time – I will still debate the penalty – that it definitely wasn’t a goalscoring opportunity. The ball was in (Newcastle goalkeeper) Rob Elliot’s hands. “It spoilt the game, really – obviously not for Sunderland, but it really spoilt it for us in terms of being a football match.” However, the Magpies have asked for their case to be re-assessed after submitting mitigation over the incident, which surrounded captain Fabricio Coloccini’s dismissal by referee Robert Madley in first-half injury time after he had a penalty awarded against him. A club statement said: “Newcastle United have admitted a charge of failing to control their players in last weekend’s Tyne-Wear derby defeat at Sunderland.” Newcastle have accepted a Football Association charge of failing to control their players during Sunday’s eventful derby defeat at Sunderland.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Central girls make undefeated run to Summer Hoops Fest title

first_imgLater in the afternoon, Central beat Southern Tier 76-69, helped by its inside game as Streiff gained a team-best 1 points and Cook got 16 points.Sunday morning’s semifinal had Central trailing Rochester 25-24 at halftime, but its depth and balance made the difference in the second half of a 60-46 win, with Lexie Roe (Fayetteville-Manlius) and Kaia Henderson (New Hartford) each producing 11 points.Back in the championship game for the second year in a row, Central met Hudson Valley. Again, it was down one at halfime (31-30), but Cook took over in the third quarter with 16 consecutive points.Cunningham was potent throughout the game, earning 19 points, while Streiff earned 11 of her 14 points in the second half and Central defeated Hudson Valley 73-53 for the championship.In the boys edition of the BCANY Summer Hoops Festival, West Genesee teammates Will Amica and Adam Dudzinski returned to the Binghamton area, where they helped the Wildcats win its first-ever state championship earlier this year.They were joined by Skaneateles teammates Nate Fouts and Keif Timmins, along with  Bishop Ludden’s Monte Johnson and My’kell Kaigler, with Ludden’s Gallagher Driscoll coaching the team.After a narrow 87-86 loss to Mid-Hudson on Friday, Central’s boys team defeated North Country on Saturday morning and then outscored Suffolk County (Long Island) 82-75.In the semifinals on Sunday morning, Central lost a 79-64 decision to Hudson Valley, who eventually dropped the championship game 80-72 to the same Suffolk side Central had beaten a day earlier. Central had finished second in this event the year before and were determined to do one better in 2019, even if it would play without two 2018 contributors, Lindsey Lawson (Cazenovia) and Momo LaClair (Jamesville-DeWitt), each out with injuries.In Friday afternoon’s opener, Central roared past Buffalo 79-63 as each of the 12 players on the roster got on the scoreboard, led by LaClair’s J-D teammate, Gabby Stickle, whose 19 points included five 3-pointers.Two games followed on Saturday, Central cranking up its defense against Capital District and pulling away to a 50-29 victory, Streiff leading with nine points as Cunningham and Jessica Cook (Cicero-North Syracuse) had eight points apiece. Getting major contributions from a trio of area standouts, the Central region team claimed the girls championship of the Basketball Coaches Association of New York Summer Hoops Festival.West Genesee’s Catie Cunningham, Bishop Ludden’s Amarah Streiff and Westhill’s Catherine Dadey were all on hand for Central, who were perfect in its five games on the way to the title.Held each August in Johnson City, near Binghamton, the Summer Hoops Fest matches teams from all the regions of New York State. Each team plays three games in pool play, followed by semifinals and finals. Tags: basketballSummer Hoops Fest Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story last_img read more

The blow of Maria Teixidor

first_imgA new boost for women at Barça. That meant Maria Teixidor. Since January 2017, she was president of the Edelmira Calvetó Group, created by the club with the purpose of recovering the legacy of women in the history of Barça, and promoting the role of members and women athletes in the club. In addition, he represented Barça in the Grup de Treball Dona i Esport, which reports to the Municipal Council of l’Esport de l’Ajuntament de Barcelona. His activity at Barça multiplied at times. Her appointment as secretary of the Board of Directors in February 2019 confirmed her ancestry in the club, where she had a frantic activity. He was also in charge of activities related to children and the elderly within the social area.And one more detail, surely important in this story. Since September 2017, Maria Teixidor was president of the Barça Commission for Control and Transparency. A basic commission on censorship, for example, of the I3 Ventures scandal, in which the payment for the creation of accounts that eroded the image of third parties was fractured to avoid passage through the corresponding delegated control commissions.No one doubts that Teixidor was a fundamental asset for Bartomeu’s board and a figure with a background. His departure leaves Barça without references in the development of women’s football and without a fresh face that modernized the image of the club. Ambitious, Maria Teixidor has decided to leave. Who knows if to join another electoral candidacy with a view to June 2021. Who knows if to stand and try to be the first woman president of a club with more than 120 years of history. A terribly powerful image that Bartomeu may not have weighed well. It was Maria Teixidor (8-10-1975) who called Josep Maria Bartomeu to give him the news. The president could wait for the resignations of Rousaud, Tombas, Calsamiglia, Font or Elias, but that of Teixidor, at least out of doors, was a thunderclap for Barça. He had achieved great relevance in the board, so much so that for a time he had sounded like a possible replacement for Josep Maria Bartomeu in a continuation candidacy.The promotion of Maria Teixidor i Jufresa at Barça was brilliant. Lawyer, mediator and entrepreneur in the LegalTech sector (she is the creator of the first bullying detection and conflict resolution app for schools), she was a member of the board since July 2015, when Josep Maria Bartomeu won the elections. Teixidor had revolutionized the feminine universe of Barça. He was responsible for the first team since January 2018, actively collaborated in the millionaire signing of the sponsorship contract with Stanley, He presented in Los Angeles on the mixed tour that the professional male and female teams made in the United States in that 2018. The women’s soccer section had become the only professional that generates profits, which increased its prestige like foam.last_img read more