Sudan’s Bashir declares state of emergency, dissolves government Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir. (Getty Images)Sudan president Omar al-Bashir has announced a reduction of the maximum jail term for disobeying the state of emergency in the country from 10 years to six months.Even as the president made the announcement, protesters gathered in the town of Al-Obeid and in parts of Khartoum and Omdurman demanding his immediate resignation.Witnesses reported that riot police confronted the protesters in Al-Obeid and used tear gas to disperse them.President Bashir, in another order, appointed the acting chief of the ruling National Congress Party, Ahmed Harun, as a presidential aide. Harun, like Bashir, is wanted by the International Criminal Court for war crimes and crimes against humanity in Darfur.Related Egypt Declares State of Emergency in Sinai Ethiopia declares state of emergency
Pattaya United’s dismal start to the new Thai Division 1football season showed no signs of abating last weekend as they were sent crashing to a third straight defeat with a 4-0 loss at Angthong FC. Coming off back-to-back defeats to Phuket and Ayutthaya, United were hoping to steady the ship at the Angthong Stadium last Saturday but they were immediately put on the back foot when they fell behind to a 9th minute headed goal from Japan midfielder Nobuhito Takahashi.United managed to avoid conceding further goals until the hour mark, when former Dolphin striker OJ Obatola came back to haunt his old team as he converted from close range to put his side 2-0 up.Pattaya United midfielder Pratran Senala (right) is challenged for the ball by an Angthong FC defender during their Thai Division 1 match at the Angthong Stadium, Saturday, March 15. (Photo courtesy Pattaya United FC) Things got worse for United on 70 minutes when goalkeeper Hassachai Sankla hauled down Angthong’s Viliam Macko in the area and Gastón González easily converted the resultant spot kick to make it 3-0.A thoroughly miserable afternoon for Pattaya players and supporters was completed just 7 minutes later when González scored his second goal of the game to cap a neat passing move that ripped the United defence apart.Pattaya United are currently sitting bottom of the Division 1 table having conceded 8 goals and scored none in their opening three games. The team will be hoping to turn things around this coming Sunday when they take on Big Bang Chulalongkorn University FC in Bangkok. Kick-off is at 6 p.m.
“His progress will be monitored.” CEST Upd. at 21:01 Gareth Bale will almost certainly miss Real Madrid’s Champions League clash at Anfield on Wednesday night and is a major doubt for Barcelona’s visit to the Bernabeu on Saturday. It seems almost impossible that the Welsh international will be involved in England, although he could still have a chance of being fit for the Barça match. Carlo Ancelotti revealed that Bale was injured after Madrid’s win over Levante on Saturday. 20/10/2014 However, Madrid didn’t confirm how long he would be absent for in the statement they published on their website on Monday. “Ater tests carried out on Gareth Bale by the Real Madrid Sanitas medical services,” they wrote, “he has been diagnosed with a muscular injury in the right pyramidalis muscle. Sam Marsden The former Tottenham man didn’t play in the game, although he did travel with the team to Valencia and was named as a substitute.
It’s what they’ve been craving ever since Cora Lynn, Bunyip, Garfield, Kooweerup, and Nar Nar Goon left the EDFL to join the West Gippsland Football Netball Competition for 2017 along with Dalyston, Inverloch Kongwak, Kilcunda Bass, Korumburra-Bena, and Phillip Island from the Alberton league.And later this month, they have their chance to watch it all unfold – at Yarragon on 18 May.Clearly, the Ellinbank and District Football League (EDFL) and Ellinbank and District Netball Association will have their work cut out for them. But they know the task at hand, and they’re excited about the challenges it brings.“We realise we’re going to be up against it, but we just felt to have a local derby would be fantastic,” EDFL operations manager Ken Moore said.“For football in the local region, it would be better to play a local derby against West Gippsland, rather than the other option of potentially going to a place in the middle of nowhere and having to travel.”After claiming an impressive win over the Horsham District Football League in 2018, the EDFL is looking to build on that success and that’s why the 2019 squad remains largely unchanged from last year.“The majority of the guys from last year are in the squad again just to reward those guys – they stuck their necks out last year to help the league out by coming along, so they’ll get first priority,” EDFL coach Daniel Fry said.“We’ll look forward to playing a West Gippsland side that is hopefully at full-strength, because I don’t want any excuses if the result does go our way.”Moore spoke about the importance of having Fry re-commit to the team.“Daniel was great last year – it was his first year as a senior interleague coach and he embraced the occasion,” Moore said.“He just exudes enthusiasm and a lot of these chaps don’t get the opportunity to play at a higher level, so this is a big opportunity for them and Daniel is the person who encourages them to take it on.”Former teammates and foes will face off once again, and in the case of the Wells brothers; Danny and Jason, family ties will be set aside all in the name of interleague bragging rights.The renewing of old rivalries is something that excites both Fry and Moore.“There will be a few who have played against one another in the past and probably played with one another at times too – I’m looking forward to seeing what kind of squad they throw up, that’s for sure.” Fry said.“I think the players will have a lot more respect for one another because they would’ve seen each other play in many cases and I think that’s going to be exciting for the players,” Moore said.“I think they’ll enjoy playing against players they know – they won’t know all the players, but they’ll know a fair sprinkling.The EDFL squad boasts names that followers of the league will know very well. The likes of reigning league and fairest winners Russ Lehman and Jack Hazendonk, midfield stars such as Paul Pattison, Tye Holland and Dylan Heylen, and a forward line that boasts Ilan Osman, Hayden Baker and Adam Cook.“There’s going to be a pretty good mix of youth – we’ll try to pick the most versatile side we can and then we’ll try to adapt to whatever is thrown at us,” Fry said.“The two reigning league best and fairest winners are going to be pretty honest and we’ve got Matt Gray – you know what you’re going to get out of him; he’s a stalwart, he’s been around a long time and played a lot of interleague footy.”With local bragging rights on the line, expect this 2019 EDFL squad to come out firing at Yarragon and not take a backwards step.West Gippsland coach Mark Lafferty echoed Fry’s comments. He and his group can’t wait for the clash, either. In fact, he said “100%” his group is excited by the prospect of not only winning, but winning big.But, he also spoke of his disappointment at the clash not being held at Casey Fields, which the Gazette understands was floated as an option initially.Backing up Lafferty as his assistant will be Brent Clinnick, who’s no stranger to the EDFL, himself.Six of the top seven goal-kickers in the WGFNC have already indicated their willingness to be involved in interleague this year, and that includes former North Melbourne and Melbourne big man Cam Pedersen who has started 2019 in sensational form.The WGFNC senior squad features eight players who were part of last year’s comprehensive 44-point win over the Maryborough Castlemaine and District Football League at Garfield.2019 WGFNC PRELIMINARY SENIOR INTERLEAGUE SQUADBunyip: Nathan Allen, Jeb McLeod and Aaron Paxton.Cora Lynn: Heath Briggs, Nathan Gardiner, Chris Johnson, Jai Rout, Rylan Smith, and Troy Tharle.Dalyston: Ryan Silver, Clay Tait, and Kurt Thomas.Garfield: Corie Intveen, Tanner Stanton, and Michael Wallace.Inverloch Kongwak: Corey Casey and Dylan Clark.Kilcunda Bass: Shelton Rosario and Jake Weightman.Kooweerup: Nathan Voss and Jason Wells.Korumburra-Bena: Ben Fitzpatrick and Bailey Patterson.Nar Nar Goon: Jake Blackwood, Sam Blackwood, Trent Noy, Tyler Payroli, Jake Smith and Troy Toussaint.Phillip Island: Mark Griffin, Cam Pedersen, Jack Taylor, Zak Vernon, and Jaymie Youle.Tooradin-Dalmore: Andrew Dean, Nick Lang, Brad Lenders, Matt Livermore, Luke McKenna, and Waide Symes.2019 EDFL PRELIMINARY SENIOR INTERLEAGUE SQUADBuln Buln: Tom Axford, Hayden Baker, Trent Baker, Matt Gray, and Jake Pierrehumbert.Catani: Dale Johnson, Paul Pattison and Nic Visser.Ellinbank: Adam Cook, Josh Peterson, Tim Mashado, and Mark Vassett.Longwarry: Tye Holland, Russ Lehman, Kane Oldham, Nick Redley, Aaron Serong, and Danny Wells.Neerim Neerim South: Nathan Bayne, Cal Shiels, Chris Urie, and Jack Ward.Nilma Darnum: Ben Campbell and Nathan Campbell.Nyora: Brad Arnold, Dylan Heylen, and Ilan Osman.Poowong: Tim Hancock, Jack Hazendonk, Jayden Sullivan, and Tom Wyatt.Yarragon: to be advised. For local footy and netball fans, it’s the dream scenario – the WGFNC versus the EDFL/EDNA on the interleague stage. By Hayley Wildes and Russell Bennett
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JURGEN KLOPP has sided with Harry Kane in the hot debate over the Tottenham striker’s controversial goal at Stoke City.Kane finds himself four goals behind Klopp’s Liverpool sensation Mohamed Salah in the race for the Premier League golden boot awarded to the top scorer.3 Harry Kane was eventually awarded this goal against Stoke CityCredit: Getty Images – GettySpurs’ hitman Kane now has 25 league goals having ‘sworn on his daughter’s life’ that he got the final touch to a Christian Erikson free kick at the bet365 Stadium.When the news broke Salah, who has 29 goals, responded by writing ‘woooooow really?’ on Twitter.The football world at large also poured ridicule on the situation.But Kop boss Klopp bears no animosity towards Kane, 24. The German said: “I’m in football since ages and I know how strikers are so if he felt a touch then he felt a touch.3 Jurgen Klopp is happy to applaud Kane for his goal-scoring efforts this seasonCredit: PA:Empics Sport3 But Mo Salah wasn’t so pleased that his Golden Boot rival’s latest goal stoodCredit: REUTERSLIVERPOOL TRANSFER STORIESNOLITO’S WAYCelta Vigo use emergency transfer to sign Nolito to replace injured GOALKEEPERPictured’REALLY AWFUL’Viewers baffled by LaLiga’s CGI fans that ‘look like Wii Sports remake’BIG KICK-OFFSevilla vs Real Betis FREE: Live stream, TV channel, UK time and team newsWHERE ARE YA?LaLiga to use CGI fans and FIFA 20 crowd noise in return to action this weekPicturedLOCKED OUTReguilon’s YouTuber girlfriend Diaz reveals they have not had sex in lockdownDINNER LADIESFour Sevilla aces apologise after breaking lockdown rules for lunch with WagsGossipIN SPAIN SIGHTLaLiga set to return on 12 June with derby between Sevilla and Real BetisFAKE NEWSArsenal’s Ceballos hits back at Sevilla transfer rumours with Donald Trump GIF”I don’t doubt Harry Kane even a little bit. And Mo is the same kind of person. If you score a goal, you score a goal.”I’m still not sure who scored a goal against Maribor in the Champions League but I saw both Roberto [Firmino] and Mo celebrate.MARTIAL LAW Jose says there are no guarantees for £58m Martial and Rashford in his team”I know Harry, he’s fantastic player and looks like a good guy, too.”Strikers are different, they have to be. This was not an obvious goal but if he felt it, he felt it.”Salah, 25, has made history as the first Premier League star to be named Player of the Month three times in the same season.How to win £1MILLION with Sun SixSUN SIX is the new predictor game where you can win £1million – just by correctly picking the results of six games.Here is how to get your mitts on the million:Make your picks – predict the scores from these six gamesEnter your details – quickly sign up to Sun Bets so we can contact youScore £1m – Watch the scores roll in and you can win £1mTop pundits IAN WRIGHT and DANNY HIGGINBOTHAM have made their picks for this week if you need a steer.And remember, you can claim a free £30 bet with Sun Bets when you sign up put a tenner on this weekend’s football here. Full Saturday Premier League preview including Tottenham v Man City and Liverpool v Bournemouth MOST READ IN FOOTBALLRETRACING STEPSJack Charlton’s granddaughter Emma Wilkinson ‘would love’ to visit IrelandROY RAGEFurious Roy Keane launched foul-mouthed rant at Pique over Fabregas friendshipPicturedTOP FORMBrazil icon Ronaldo soaks up sun with partner Celina Locks on yacht in FormenteraPicturedON THE PAOLPaolo Maldini shows off shredded physique at 52 while on holiday with wifeLive BlogUNITED LATESTMan Utd transfer news LIVE: All the gossip and updates from Old TraffordExclusiveLOCK CLOWNPaul Scholes flouts local lockdown rules by throwing huge 7-hour birthday bashPicturedMADD FOR ITPrem aces Dele, Maddison & Grealish enjoy hard-earned break in sun-soaked IbizaLive Bloggunners newsArsenal transfer news LIVE – Latest updates from the EmiratesLive BlogBLUES NEWSChelsea transfer news LIVE: Havertz deal LATEST, Willian move updatesPicturedSOR SUBJECTNeymar’s ex-girlfriend Soraja Vucelic almost pops out of dress in steamy selfieSalah scored six goals in four matches for the Reds – including four in a thrashing at Watford and a crucial winner away at Crystal Palace.Salah also scored in a 2-0 win over Newcastle United.The Egyptian star, who has 39 goals in all competitions, also picked up the award in November and February.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas – No. 1 seed Texas A&M took a 2-0 lead 11 minutes into the match and went on from there to defeat Houston Baptist 5-0 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament Friday night at Ellis Field. A&M took a 2-0 lead six minutes later, as Monogue scored her second of the night, on a shot off a cross pass by Bianca Brinson. The Aggies wasted little time getting a lead, as Monogue scored on a cross pass from Annie Kuntz just four minutes into the action. Patty Walrath set a new career high with 14 saves. Kelley Monogue had two goals, while Shea Groom and Bianca Brinson each had a three-point match for Texas A&M (19-2-2). Jordan Day earned the win, as she made one save in 45 minutes. Two other keepers split time in the second half. Lindsay Matlock, Natalie Hager, and Charlotte Vancura each had a shot for HBU (10-7-5), while Matlock had the lone shot on goal. Brinson scored the Aggies’ fourth goal, as she hit top-shelf on a cross pass deep in the box in the 56th minute. Shea Groom gave TAMU a 5-0 lead on an individual effort, as she deked the defender and scored top-shelf at the 61-minute mark. Bailey gave the Aggies their third goal, in the 24th minute, as she scored off a rebound following a Walrath save on a shot by Kunz. In the 69th minute, Walrath made a phenomenal diving save on Bailey.