July 20, 2020 Associated Press The U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum will feature 12 galleries that include exhibits on athlete training, the Summer and Winter Games and the USOPC Hall of Fame. The U.S. boycotted the 1980 Olympics in Moscow to protest the Soviet Union’s invasion of Afghanistan. The Ballon d’Or is awarded by France Football magazine. It has been given out every year since Stanley Matthews won the first one in 1956. Lionel Messi has won it a record six times. That is one more than longtime rival Cristiano Ronaldo. The magazine started giving out a women’s award in 2018 but that has also been put on hold. France Football editor Pascal Ferré tells The Associated Press that “what really worried us it that it wouldn’t be fairly awarded.”OBIT-SALINAS Head of Bolivian soccer dies after contracting coronavirusLA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — The president of the Bolivian soccer federation has died from complications linked to the coronavirus. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditBALLON d’OR AWARDBallon d’Or canceled this year amid coronavirus disruptionUNDATED (AP) — The prestigious Ballon d’Or will not be awarded this year because the coronavirus pandemic has disrupted the soccer season. César Salinas was 58. Salinas had been admitted to a private clinic in La Paz this month for treatment after contracting the COVID-19. He became president of the national federation in 2018.TOULOUSE-NEW OWNERSHIPAmerican firm buys 85% stake in French soccer club ToulouseTOULOUSE, France (AP) — American investment firm RedBird Capital Partners has agreed to buy an 85% stake in struggling French soccer club Toulouse. Olivier Sadran will retain a 15% stake in his hometown club. Financial terms of the sale were not disclosed. The sides had been negotiating since RedBird Capital founder Gerry Cardinale confirmed the takeover bid in May. RedBird Capital immediately appointed Damien Comolli as president. Comolli previously held strategic roles at Arsenal, Tottenham and Liverpool.US OLYMPIC MUSEUMUS Olympic museum to open July 30; will honor 1980 teamUNDATED (AP) — A 60,000-square foot museum that will include a first-of-its-kind tribute to the 1980 U.S. Olympic team is scheduled to open July 30 in Colorado Springs after a three-year construction project. Update on the latest sports
Following two first period goals from Grande Prairie, it took the Huskies roughly 50 minutes, but they got the job done, tying the game courtesy of third period goals from Jamie Watson and Tyler Norris, sending the game to extra time. In that extra period, Trudeau scored his second of the game, providing the series-winning-goal. The Grande Prairie JDA Kings will now play the North Peace Navigators in the league finals. – Advertisement –
A run of nine straight league wins had given Liverpool a commanding lead at the top of the table as they edged towards a first top flight title since 1989/90, particularly after City suffered back-to-back shock defeats to Crystal Palace and Leicester to begin the festive season.With no more league meetings between the sides to come, Liverpool’s destiny is still in their own hands, but they will now have the pressure of having a City side that romped to the title with a record 100 points last season on their tails.Jurgen Klopp had predicted a “thunderstorm” of a start from the champions to match the Champions League quarter-final second leg between the sides last season when City roared into an early lead before Liverpool fought back to win 2-1 on the night and 5-1 on aggregate.However, despite City’s dominance of possession, it was Liverpool who looked the more assured in the early stages.And only the finest of margins denied the visitors the lead on 19 minutes when Sadio Mane burst onto Mohamed Salah’s pass and saw his shot come back off the inside of the post.And only the finest of margins denied the visitors the lead on 19 minutes when Sadio Mane burst onto Mohamed Salah’s pass and saw his shot come back off the inside of the post.John Stones then smacked his panicked clearance into City goalkeeper Ederson but the England international redeemed himself by clearing just before all of the ball had crossed the line.City were also handed a reprieve by referee Anthony Taylor when captain Vincent Kompany only saw a yellow card for a wild two-footed lunge on Salah.At the other end Virgil van Dijk was again justifying his tag as the world’s most expensive defender to keep City’s array of attacking talent quiet with he Dutchman standing tall to block David Silva’s effort.However, a Liverpool defence that had not conceded twice in the same game all season in the league before kick-off was breached when City managed to free Aguero from Van Dijk’s shackles.Sane threatened first with a pacey burst down the left and rising drive that Alisson Becker parried.But City recycled possession and Aguero beat Dejan Lovren to Bernardo Silva’s cross before firing into the roof of the net to score for the seventh time in seven home league games against Liverpool.Despite a combination of nerves and fatigue at the end of a gruelling festive period, the game truly came to life in a pulsating second-half.City had claims for a penalty waived away when Raheem Sterling tumbled under a challenge from Andy Robertson before the Scot was to play a vital part Liverpool’s equaliser.One Liverpool full-back picked out another as Trent Alexander-Arnold’s cross was met perfectly by Robertson to square for Firmino to head into an empty net.Pep Guardiola had his head in his hands when a slack pass from Sane set Liverpool free on the counter-attack moments later, but within seconds the German showed what he is capable of as he latched on Sterling’s pass before firing in off the far post.Alisson demonstrated why Liverpool spent a then world record £67 million for a goalkeeper in July to bolster their title chances with a brilliant save from Aguero as the Argentine tried to round him at the end of a blistering City counter-attack.Seconds later it was the turn of his understudy in the Brazil side to make a huge save as Ederson denied Salah as tempers flared with Guardiola furious a free-kick wasn’t awarded City’s way before the Egyptian broke clear.Sterling then wasted a great chance to ensure City didn’t have to see out a tense five minutes of stoppage time, but the hosts held out to put the title back up for grabs.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Sane hitting the winnerMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Jan 3 – Manchester City inflicted Liverpool’s first Premier League defeat of the season to breathe new life into their title defence with a 2-1 victory at the Etihad on Thursday.City now trail Jurgen Klopp’s men by just four points thanks to Leroy Sane’s winner 18 minutes from time after Roberto Firmino had cancelled out Sergio Aguero’s first-half opener for the hosts.