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first_imgTODAY Day of Remembrance ceremony, 8:20 a.m., West Valley Christian School, 22450 Sherman Way, West Hills. Call (818) 884-4710, Ext. 232. 90 and Over Birthday Midnight Summer Ball, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Glendale Adult Recreation Center, 201 E. Colorado Blvd., Glendale. Call (818) 548-3775. Farmers Market, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, 5601 De Soto Ave., Woodland Hills. Call (818) 719-4759. Mail entries to Daily News City Desk, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365. 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

Wasteful England held by Croatia in Nations League stalemate

first_img BEST OF 6 REVEALED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade 6 Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions 6 Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won There was also a glimpse of the future as 18-year-old substitute Sancho became the first player born this millennium to play for the senior side, while 21-year-old Ben Chilwell impressed.The Leicester left-back provided a fine cross 12 minutes into his first England start and Raheem Sterling would have tucked it away was it not for Josip Pivaric’s intervention.There was precious little else of note in a largely drab half in Rijeka, where Croatia found the best way to stop England’s rapid attackers was scything them down. That approach earned Mateo Kovacic and Dejan Lovren bookings.Henderson’s own yellow card in the sixth minute rules him out of Monday’s trip to Seville, where England will face another top-level midfield. 6 RANKED Southgate will be buoyed heading there by the fact that Croatia did not get as much joy in that department as they did in Moscow.Ivan Perisic’s blocked effort was the best they managed in the first half until overlapping Pivaric fired over a cross to Andrej Kramaric, with the former Leicester striker’s mishit attempt stopped by Jordan Pickford.Southgate’s men failed to force a save in the first period but came close to the opener just before half-time as Dier met Henderson’s corner with a glancing header that hit the far post.Rashford tried his luck from distance and Perisic stung the palms of Pickford when play resumed, before England struck the woodwork again.Henderson swung in a free-kick from the right and Kane got away a header that beat goalkeeper Dominik Livakovic, only to come back off the crossbar. Henderson and defender John Stones are suspended for England’s next game This was the first of two big chances Rashford missed in the second-half The contest also saw highly-rated teenager Jadon Sancho make his England debut on a night where Gareth Southgate’s men were unlucky not to collect all three points.Just 93 days after the Three Lions lost to Zlatko Dalic’s men in the World Cup semi-finals, the countries met in surroundings that could scarcely have been more different to July’s huge encounter at the packed Luzhniki.The virtually-empty Stadion HNK Rijeka hosted England’s first-ever match behind closed doors as Croatia completed a ground ban imposed by UEFA for having a swastika on the pitch during a Euro 2016 qualifier against Italy.Eric Dier and Harry Kane also hit the woodwork as the opportunity for England to exact World Cup revenge went begging in the Group A4 encounter. Latest Football News MONEY center_img Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Marcus Rashford spurned two good chances as England played out a goalless draw with Croatia in their UEFA Nations League match in Rijeka.The Manchester United striker scuffed a left-footed effort on 54 minutes before striking straight at Croatia keeper Dominik Livakovic moments later in a game that was played behind closed doors. ADVICE 6 Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move 6 Penalty claims were rejected as Ross Barkley, making his first England appearance in 868 days, went down in the box – and Stones’ frustration at that decision resulted in a foul that brought a booking and suspension.Southgate’s side were now in the ascendancy and Rashford should have put them ahead. Two minutes after failing to greet a fine Kyle Walker cross with the finish it deserved from close range, he was put through by Sterling but somehow failed to beat Livakovic.Tin Jedvaj was perhaps fortunate to only see yellow for a late challenge on Dier, but Croatia had now settled and Kramaric had a chance before Rebic curled just wide from 20 yards.Kane saw an effort ruled out for offside and seemingly broke the net in the process, leading to a pause in play that saw England fans get a wave from Pickford.History boy Sancho showed flashes of excitement after his 78th-minute introduction, with his threatening late cross causing problems in a match that ended goalless.NATIONS LEAGUE A4 TABLE Every shout, kick and challenge was audible in the match played out in front of a few hundred officials and journalists. You could even hear the beeping of an ambulance reversing behind one of the goals.There were regular, distant cries from a small group of hardy England fans that had found a vantage point high above one of the stands, but those efforts were rewarded with a poor first half in which Dier hit the post late on.England improved after the break as Kane hit the woodwork before Rashford missed two fine chances, while Ante Rebic curled just wide for a Croatia side that had lost their Nations League opener 6-0 in Spain.Southgate’s men face their own Spanish test on Monday without the suspended Jordan Henderson and John Stones, but there are certainly promising moments to build on. Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Kane’s powerful second-half header rattled the bar with Livakovic beaten all ends up REVEALED Sancho, 18, becomes the first player born after the millennium to make his England debut Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won The England boss will be wondering how his side didn’t win the game huge blow silverware last_img read more

Olympic gold medalist to be special guest of Letterkenny AC

first_imgRonnie Delaney has been confirmed as the special guest for Letterkenny Athletic Club’s annual dinner and awards night which takes place in Arena 7 on Friday, November 18th at 8 pm.Ronnie Delaney created history when he won gold in the 1,500 metres at the Olympic Games in Melbourne on December 1st, 1956.He etched his name into Ireland’s sporting folklore when he made his break for home on the final bend that fateful day 60 years ago. In doing so, he passed Landy, was chased by the German, Klau Richtzenhain, and won in style when posting a time of 3 minutes, 41.2 seconds. A native of Arklow, Ronnie Delaney won a bronze medal, also in the 1,500 metres, at the European Championships in Stolkholm in 1958. He retired in 1962 and was granted the freedom of the city of Dublin in 2006.Speaking ahead of the Letterkenny AC event, Danny McDaid, one of the main organisers, said the club is delighted to have secure the Olympic champion as their special guest.“We tried to get him to come to Letterkenny for the official opening of the track at the Aura Leisure Centre in 2013, but he was unable to make the trip because he was in America. We tried him a second time, but again the dates didn’t suit. So I suppose it’s a case of third time lucky on this occasion,” commented Danny.“We have always managed to secure a big name for the awards night, and I really am looking forward to meeting up with Ronnie whom I’ve got t know well over the years. “Ronnie is a legend in sporting terms and we hope he enjoys his weekend in Letterkenny,” the double Olympian added.“It has been another hugely successful year for Letterkenny AC and it’s only right we meet up and celebrate our achievements. Ronnie will fly in to Donegal Airport next Thursday and will be picked up by a car supplied by Diver’s Hyundai in Letterkenny.He will stay at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Letterkenny. The hotel is sponsoring his stay and Diver’s are providing the courtesy car free of charge. We are extremely grateful to both businesses for their generosity,” Danny added.Next weekend’s event in Arena 7 will get underway at 8 pm, with Martin Gormley acting as MC. Tickets are priced €20, with tickets for couples priced at 35 euro for the three-course meal.To book a ticket contact Danny on 087 6907945. Olympic gold medalist to be special guest of Letterkenny AC was last modified: November 8th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more