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first_imgNewsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Houston led by 3 entering the fourth, and the teams exchanged leads several times in the first few minutes of the quarter.The Rockets led by a basket after a 3-pointer by Paul with about eight minutes left before Miami scored the next four points to go up 83-81. Houston then used a 5-1 spurt, with a 3 from P.J. Tucker and a dunk from Capela, to make it 86-84 with about five minutes left.After ending Golden State’s 14-game road winning streak with a victory in their last game, the Rockets looked sluggish early in this one and trailed by 14 during the first quarter. The Heat got a boost in the first quarter from Whiteside, who scored 14 points. The Rockets got going late in the first quarter and had cut the deficit to 50-46 by halftime.“We get an emotional victory on Saturday and then … we just didn’t come out of the gates very well,” coach Mike D’Antoni said. “But after that our defense was solid … (and) it just came down to James and Chris just creating and getting buckets.”TIP-INSHeat: Jones had three blocks. … Josh Richardson finished with 12 points. … Miami made 7 of 30 3-pointers.Rockets: Capela had 14 points with eight rebounds. … Paul had six assists and five rebounds. … Monday was Houston’s first win this season when scoring below 100 points after losing the first three. … Houston made 15 3-pointers to improve to 25-4 this season when making at last 15.PERFECTIONHouston improved to 18-0 this season in games where Capela, Harden and Paul all play, including 14-0 when starting those three with Ryan Anderson and Ariza. Monday was the first time since Dec. 31 D’Antoni has been able to use that lineup.THEY SAID ITPaul on the improvement of the Heat, who have won 9 of 12: “(Spoelstra’s) really got those guys playing hard, playing with the right spirit and it was a really good test for us.”UP NEXTHeat: Host Sacramento on Thursday night.Rockets: Visit Dallas on Wednesday night. Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases “They did a really good job of trying to run you off the 3-point line,” Harden said. “So that was kind of tough for us tonight, but defensively that second half we locked up, controlled the game and that was it.”Whiteside led the Heat with 22 points and 13 rebounds. The team was missing Goran Dragic for the second straight game because of a bruised left knee.“They finished and finished in high fashion, making shots, and we struggled to get clean looks on the other end,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said.Houston was at full strength for the first time in a while with Trevor Ariza and Gerald Green back after serving two-game suspensions for an altercation with the Clippers. Ariza had three points and five rebounds in 29 minutes, but Green did not play.Paul added 16 points as Houston won its third straight, and Eric Gordon had 16, too, despite continuing to struggle from long range. Gordon ranks fourth in the NBA with 136 3-pointers this season, but has gone a combined 0 for 16 the last two games.ADVERTISEMENT Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) regains the ball in front of Miami Heat guard Derrick Walton Jr. (14) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)HOUSTON — Chris Paul wasn’t thrilled with how the Houston Rockets played Monday night.The veteran was perfectly happy with the outcome though.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Bucks beat Suns hours after firing Jason Kidd Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Yearcenter_img LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View comments James Harden scored 28 points and the Rockets overcame a big early deficit to beat the Miami Heat 99-90.“You have those games during the season where (you) win the game and move on … out of 82 of them sometimes it’s going to be ugly, but you just want to win,” Paul said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkMiami led by double digits before halftime, but the game stayed close throughout most of the second half. It was tied with about three minutes left when Harden hit a 3-pointer just before the shot clock expired. That was the start of a 7-2 run that made it 95-90 with 38 seconds left.James Johnson missed a 3-pointer on the other end, but Miami’s Hassan Whiteside grabbed the rebound. Harden blocked his layup, and Houston added a dunk by Clint Capela with 18 seconds left. MOST READlast_img read more

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first_imgNewsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Golovkin and Alvarez fought to a controversial 12-round draw in September, after which both fighters said they wanted a rematch. It took promoters months to negotiate the terms for what is expected to be one of the biggest pay-per-view fights of the year.The two fighters have only one loss between them, with Golovkin 37-0-1 with 33 knockouts and Alvarez 49-1-2 with 34 knockouts.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Rousey’s WWE deal gets ex-UFC star back in bright spotlight OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Yearcenter_img OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:13SEA Games 2019: PH’s Carlo Paalam boxing light flyweight semi final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:47PH’s Charly Suarez boxing lightweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Boxer Canelo Alvarez (L) and WBC, WBA and IBF middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin pose during their official weigh-in at MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 15, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Golovkin will defend his titles against Alvarez at T-Mobile Arena on September 16 in Las Vegas. AFP/GETTY IMAGESGennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez will meet in a May 5 rematch with the middleweight title on the line once again, promoters said Monday.Still to be announced is the location, though Las Vegas is considered the front runner for the fight on Cinco de Mayo weekend.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

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first_imgJoseph Jenkins Roberts was born at Norfolk, Virginia, March 15, 1809. He was free born and received a liberal education in his native State. Accompanied by two younger brothers, one of whom later became bishop and the other a physician, he sailed on the Harriet and arrived at Monrovia, March 24, 1829. He engaged in mercantile pursuits and his trading firm became one of the most prosperous in the Colony, owning its own vessels and trading posts on the Coast and in the interior. From the outset of his career in Liberia he took a keen interest in the affairs of the Colony. In 1833, scarcely four years after his arrival, Roberts was appointed High Sheriff, and was one of a committee sent to the United States to present a memorial of the colonists to the Society.In succeeding year Roberts addressed a communication to the Society accusing certain prominent Liberians of being engaged in the slave trade, which resulted in the enactment of stringent laws against the trade. In 1839 Governor Buchanan appointed Roberts to lead the expedition against Gatoomba, a mission that was carried out in a brilliant manner. Upon the death of Buchanan (September 3, 1841) Roberts, as Lieutenant Governor became the Chief of State. On January 20, 1842, Roberts was appointed Governor, which office he held until 1848 when he became President of the Republic. He was re-elected President in 1849, 1851 and 1853, and was again elected in 1871 and 1873, serving until 1876. He declined the nomination for a new term on the ground of age and enfeebled health. Upon the termination of his fourth term the Trustees of Donations for Education in Liberia appointed him President of Liberia College (1856) and later (1861) Professor of Jurisprudence and International Law which position he held until the time of his death. It was one of the great ambitions of Roberts to establish in Liberia an institution of higher learning, and he succeeded in having the Legislation pass the necessary legislation and grant a site for College. Of his work as Governor and President, Sir Harry Johnston (Liberia I, 236) says: “Roberts had rendered great services to the Liberian Republic, only to be matched by those of Ashmun. It is possible that but for his vigorous management the State might never have had any independent existence at all, but have drifted into such a condition as to render annexation by Sierra Leone a necessity for the welfare of West Africa.”Roberts’ public services as Governor are dealt with in the book: Political and Legislative History of Liberia. Of his services as first President and in the succeeding years may be mentioned the brilliant work of guiding the Republic in the first decade of its existence, his success in obtaining the recognition of the Republic by some of the Great Powers of Europe, due largely to his rare tact in negotiation and his charm of manner and vigorous convincing personality. Roberts continued his public services after the expiration of his first eight years’ incumbency of the presidential office. He led the expedition sent in aid of Maryland in Liberia and was largely instrumental in bringing about the incorporation of that State in the Republic. Roberts married Jane Rose, the daughter of C.M. Waring. Roberts died in Monrovia, February 24, 1876, a few weeks after the termination of his last term of office.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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first_imgA youth group under the umbrella of ActionAid Liberia (Activista) has called on African governments to provide compulsory education for African children in order to compete with their counterparts in the rest of the world.Speaking during the celebration of the Day of the African Child organized by Activista, Program Director Mr. Joseph Madzvanufe urged governments to prioritize education for the future of African children because it is the right of every child.He noted that the standard of education for African children is very low and urged governments to improve their level of support to school going children.He called on youth groups to mobilize support to help African children because it has been realized that the rights of children are violated and must stop in keeping with the convention of the United Nations on the rights of children.“We are celebrating this day because we are paying homage to the school children who lost their lives in Soweto in 1976, that marked the beginning of a new charter to work with young people and help them through youth groups, such as Activista to mobilize and help to engage governments on the issues,” he said.Many women and girls are raped and sexually harassed daily while many are out of school due to lack of financial support, among other issues, said Madzvanufe.The right to education is very critical to the country because when children are educated they can contribute greatly to the success of the country, he said.The director called on governments to work with partners in helping to improve the education system for children because there are many of them out of school while a majority have never been to school in their lives.“This can be changed through the support of everyone, including parents, because the world is a global village and requires education and if African children must be liberated then education has to be the key,” Madzvanufe said.The program was graced by youths, students, members of the Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization (BIN), among others.The DAC is being observed under the national theme “Crisis and Conflict in Liberia-Providing a Safe Space for Children’s Rights.”On June 16 every year, governments, NGOs, international organizations and other stakeholders assemble to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the full realization of the rights of children in Africa.The Day was first initiated by the then OAU in honor of hundreds of young students who participated in the Soweto uprising in 1976. Many of them were shot dead while protesting for improvement in the quality of their education and demanding their right to be taught in their own language instead of Africaans language of the white South Africans. The DAC celebration also raises awareness of the continuing need for improvement in the standard of education provided to African children and to enroll and encourage school age children to stay in school and complete their education.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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first_imgFatal drive-by shootingThe Guyana Police Force has issued wanted bulletins for six men for questioning in connection to the murder of Ean Williams and the attempted murder of his girlfriend, Melita Antigua, which were committed on September 28, 2019, at Lovers’ Lane, South Amelia’s Ward, Mackenzie, Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice).Wanted: Sherwin BenjaminWanted: Denzil GrantWanted: Martin FraserWanted: Randy BillyWanted: Renard CaesarWanted: Richard CaesarDead: Ean WilliamsWanted are 21-year-old Martin Fraser of Lot 6 Constabulary Compound and also of Lot 227 South Amelia’s Ward, Mackenzie, Linden; Renard Caesar, 23, of Lot 904 South Amelia’s Ward, Linden; Richard Caesar, 25, of Lot 904 South Amelia’s Ward, Linden; Randy Billy, 32, also called “Mac T” of South Amelia’s Ward, Linden; Sherwin Benjamin, 31, of Lot 232 South Amelia’s Ward, Linden and 22-year-old Denzil Grant also called “Mob/Plum Ears” of Lot 232 South Amelia’s Ward, Linden.The men were reportedly implicated in the drive-by shooting which left Williams dead and Antigua battling for her life. It was reported that on September 28 at about 20:30h, the alleged gang members of a Cayanne-based Guyanese group allegedly opened fire on a car in the vicinity of Lovers’ Lane, South Amelia’s Ward, Linden. Williams and Antigua were the only two occupants.Williams received several gunshot wounds about his body and died on the spot while Antigua was rushed to the Linden Hospital Complex. It was further reported that the car belonged to the now dead man’s cousin, Teon Allen, who was the suspected target.Allen, called “Spoil Child”, was previously charged for discharging a firearm and was released on $500,000 bail.At the scene, the girlfriend of a gang member claimed that Allen missed it since he was the intended target. In August 2017, Allen was charged at the Linden Magistrate’s Court for harbouring wanted men – Mark Royden Williams and Uree Varswyck – who broke out of the Camp Street Prison on July 9, 2017.Nevertheless, anyone with information that may lead to the arrest of the six men is asked to contact the police on telephone numbers 444-3406, 444-3297, 911 or the nearest police station.last_img read more

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first_img…as Corporation’s committee completes deliberationsAn a bid to raise much-needed funds, the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) is preparing to submit to the Government a proposal aimed at obtaining its no-objection to sell off some of its land to private bidders.This is according to GuySuCo’s Chief Executive Officer, Errol Hanoman, in anGuySuCo CEO Errol Hanomaninterview with Guyana Times on Friday. Hanoman confirmed that the sugar company’s land sub-committee had reviewed the applications which individuals had sent in after it first tendered for expressions of interest.Hanoman disclosed that quite a few persons had responded to the tenders, though he did not state the exact number of applicants who had vied for the chance to buy the tracts of land. He was hopeful the situation would quickly be resolved, considering that the corporation is in a cash-strapped state.“The applications have been considered by the lands committee of the board,” he said, “and we are now about to send the board’s position to Government for its approval. There were quite a few applicants. Obviously, the bids were evaluated and recommendations made to the lands committee of the board, who considered the recommendations. So the board having now approved the recommendations, it is now going to go to Government for Government’s approval before we actually proceed with the transaction,” he told his publication.“We’re hoping that it would be done as soon as possible, because, as you know, we are strapped for cash; we are desperately short of cash. So as soon as we canGuySuCo is noted for its large land holdingsget the sales concluded the better it will be.”GuySuCo had, in 2016, advertised for sale several acres of land, inclusive of vacant properties at Ogle, East Coast Demerara (ECD) where its headquarters are situated.In its tender, GuySuCo said it was looking to sell portions of its transported freehold lands situated at Mandela Avenue, Georgetown, Liliendaal and Ogle, East Coast Demerara (ECD).Chairman of the company’s Board of Directors, Professor Clive Thomas, had revealed prior to the tender that a review was ongoing to see how best the company could utilise its considerable land holdings, a significant portion of which is unused. To give an idea of GuySuCo’s cash shortfall, Thomas had earlier alluded to the fact that the entity had asked for a sum of $12 billion for 2016 and had received $9 billion.He was quoted in sections of the media as saying, “What we are trying to do is to use land sales as an important means of financing over the next four to five years… We are looking at our land holdings to see what is possible, then we will decide on how to structure the sales.”Back in 2015, the sugar company had sold to the Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) some 3000 acres of cane field between Sophia and Ogle.A number of decisions, such as the decision to close Wales estate on the West Bank of Demerara and to merge La Bonne Intention (LBI) operations with Enmore, have not gone down well with the employees of the company. There have been a number of protests against the decisions.last_img read more

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first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Following the addition of Fort St. John and Dawson Creek’s respective Chambers of Commerce to the Northeast BC Resource Municipalities Coalition,  the Fort Nelson & District Chamber of Commerce will be joining as well and bringing the total number of member associations to nine.The Fort Nelson & District Chamber of Commerce was part of the Upstream Update Forum last November, and was impressed ‘not only with the event but also the inclusive, proactive messages to government, industry and First Nations from the Coalition itself.’“We saw first-hand how dedicated the Coalition is to research on the issues of utmost importance to Northeast BC and how the Coalition is dedicated to finding solutions to the challenges and opportunities that face our region,” said Spokesperson Bev Vandersteen.- Advertisement -“We’re confident that in joining the Coalition we will be part of a team of local governments, business and industry organizations that will work together for the benefit of all our communities.”Vandersteen also said the Chamber appreciates the Coalition’s stance on the Pacific NorthWest LNG project’s review through the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency.“Our Chamber also fully supports this vital project,” she added.Advertisement The Northern Rockies Regional Municipality is a long-time member of the Coalition, and Mayor Bill Streeper said he is pleased to see the district’s Chamber of Commerce join, as well was bring their energy and perspectives to important conversations.“It means our community and region now has two voices at the Coalition table and twice the opportunity to represent the views of our citizens, business and industry,” he said, adding that he is ‘delighted’ to see the Chamber also voice it’s support for the PNW LNG project.The Coalition recently announced their support of the PNW LNG project, and their intent to write to the CEAA during the public comment period of the project.The next forum is tentatively scheduled to take place in Taylor from April 18 to 20, 2016.Advertisementlast_img read more

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first_img Tim Krul 1 Newcastle have confirmed goalkeeper Tim Krul has suffered ligament damage to his left elbow.The 26-year-old picked up the injury during training while on international duty with Holland last week.Krul, who has been an ever-present for the Magpies this season, is now facing a race to be fit for this weekend’s meeting with newly-promoted Leicester at St James’ Park.Rob Elliot is on standby to deputise against the Foxes should the Dutchman fail to prove his fitness.“Newcastle United have received the results of goalkeeper Tim Krul’s scan on Monday. It showed ligament damage to his left elbow and Krul will be assessed further by the Magpies’ medical staff ahead of Saturday’s Barclays Premier League fixture against Leicester City,” read a club statement.last_img read more

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1 Jordan Rhodes’ stoppage-time winner gave Sky Bet Championship leaders Middlesbrough their sixth straight victory as they beat already-relegated Bolton 2-1 at the Macron Stadium.Boro were trailing to the club propping up the division when Josh Vela scored but after Rhodes levelled in the 73rd minute, Boro mustered another late winner for the second time in five days, this time through their £9million striker.When they kicked off last Saturday, Boro were trailing Burnley by four points but three successive wins meant they have put five points between themselves and the Clarets ahead of their trip to Birmingham on Saturday afternoon, with second-placed Brighton now four points off the pace.It also means that Aitor Karanka’s side have still not dropped points since the Spaniard returned to the dugout following a training-ground walk-out in March that had threatened to derail their season.Bolton, who started the day 56 points below their visitors, were as long as 12-1 with certain bookmakers before the game, and the title-chasing visitors did much of the early running.Adam Forshaw was rewarded with a start having scored the injury-time winner that sent Boro top in midweek and he almost struck inside a minute with a shot which went over the top.Rhodes somehow completely missed Albert Adomah’s enticing cross, Daniel Ayala nodded over from a corner and Stewart Downing then rattled the crossbar with an attempt from almost 30 yards that came down and bounced away from Ben Amos’ line.Despite their predicament, Wanderers have only been beaten by more than one goal at home once this term and they were posing threats themselves with a couple of dangerous balls across the six-yard box from Zach Clough and Darren Pratley.Clough will be one of the players Bolton are keen to hang on to when they reshape their squad this summer and he showed why with a run from inside his own half which resulted in Mark Davies back-heeling straight at Dimi Konstantopoulos.After Clough had landed a curling effort on to the roof of the net, Rhodes headed straight at Amos and Ritchie de Laet blazed Emilio Nsue’s lay-off over to draw a goalless first half to a close.Just 12 minutes after the resumption Karanka decided to bring on Gaston Ramirez, yet he was unable to make an instant impact as the hosts grabbed the lead.Niall Maher’s long throw was nodded on by Middlesbrough’s Adam Clayton and Emile Heskey was able to roll the ball back for Vela to sweep in his second goal of the campaign.There was little evidence that Boro were going to get back into the game but they did exactly that with 17 minutes to go as Rhodes levelled.From Forshaw’s right-wing cross, Rhodes’ initial header was blocked by David Wheater but, with Amos having already committed to the attempt, the Boro striker was able to roll home a simple finish when the ball came back to him.Four minutes later the visitors should have been ahead as De Laet’s cross was volleyed over six yards out by Ramirez, who was unable to keep the ball down when reaching for a delivery that was slightly behind him.Karanka finally introduced David Nugent with three minutes to go and his arrival proved pivotal.Rhodes had already gone close to a winner twice, directing one header narrowly wide before hitting the post with an overhead kick, and the Scotland international then glanced home a Nugent cross at the back post to keep Boro’s title charge on track ahead of a trip to Burnley on Tuesday. Jordan Rhodes hit a double for Boro read more

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first_img Wayne Rooney celebrates with his team-mates after opening the scoring Marcus Rashford celebrated his maiden England call-up with a fine strike as Manchester United overcame Bournemouth.The match took place two days after a bomb scare forced its hasty rearrangement and United coasted to a 3-1 victory.Error rather than terror proved to be at the heart of the issue that saw the original match abandoned, with a private security firm having left a fake bomb inside Old Trafford following a training exercise.United refunded all fans with tickets for Sunday’s match and offered them free entry to the rearranged game, but a number stayed away as Rashford followed Monday’s England call-up with a lovely goal in a win that belatedly brought the Premier League to a close.The 18-year-old’s impressive finish made it eight goals in 17 matches since making his first-team debut less than three months ago and came between a Wayne Rooney goal and another that the United captain created superbly.The England skipper opened the scoring by ending a fine team move – his 100th Premier League goal at Old Trafford – before beautifully clipping the ball over for substitute Ashley Young to score late on.The three points see United usurp Southampton in fifth and secure a place in the Europa League group stage, but whether Louis van Gaal is still presiding over the team by then remains to be seen as fresh reports about Jose Mourinho were compounded by a bleak first half. Van Gaal was booed by some supporters after the final whistle as he addressed the crowd.There was never any chance of the club-record 19 goals required to wrest fourth place and Champions League football from Manchester City, but not even Chris Smalling’s late own goal will prevent United entering the FA Cup final against Crystal Palace in good heart. 1last_img read more

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