Gorayeb eyes Lady Stags’ improvement more than sweep

first_imgSan Sebastian is three games away from sweeping its way to the NCAA Season 92 women’s volleyball finals, but coach Roger Gorayeb is far more concerned on getting his team improve in time for the playoff phase.“Yes we want to sweep, who wouldn’t want that,” said Gorayeb in Filipino. “But I want my team to improve on many aspects like defense and not relying too much on one player but play more as a team.”ADVERTISEMENT As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise EDITORS’ PICK Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town The Lady Stags have emerged the only unbeaten team after winning their first six outings and could advance straight to the best-of-three championship round if they could hurdle their last three assignments.San Sebastian’s last three games though will be against Final Four conteders Perpetual Help (3-2) on Jan. 13, Lyceum (4-1) on Jan. 23 and defending champion St. Benilde (5-1) on Jan. 25.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad Ali“Hard to think of a sweep early because we know our last three games are all strong teams,” said Gorayeb.There was some concern, however, about reigning back-to-back MVP Grethcel Soltones’ conditioning. MOST READ Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes Mavs take control in third quarter, beat Lakers 101-89 Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine PH among economies most vulnerable to virus Senators to proceed with review of VFA Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. We are young Soltones has been far from peak form and is currently just second in the league’s best scoring as she averaged just 16.17 points a game, a shade behind last year’s Finals MVP and St. Benilde star Jeanette Panaga’s 17 hits.“I did my part, it will really be up to her (Soltones),” said Gorayeb.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town View commentslast_img read more

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Chism eager to work with Guiao once more

first_imgMOST READ Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos “The vibe is still the same. He doesn’t show it but I can get him to crack a smile every now and then,” said Chism Friday at FCL Center as the two reunite this PBA Commissioner’s Cup under the banner of NLEX.“He’s a good coach and I’ll play for him any time… That’s how much respect I have for him.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnChism’s admiration for Guiao goes unnoticed, though.Guiao said Chism, despite never having played with the current Road Warriors in any point of his career, has full jelled with the team just days after joining NLEX. Taal Volcano continues to emit steam, ash from weak explosions Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite LATEST STORIES Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home INQUIRER FILE PHOTOFor the fourth time in his career, Wayne Chism will be working with head coach Yeng Guiao.The two’s partnership started in 2014 when the former Tennessee Volunteer was hired as Rain or Shine’s import and now that he’ll be back as Guiao’s foreign reinforcement, Chism said nothing’s changed since the first time he’s worked for the fiery head coach.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Baby Tams seek to prove they belong among HS elite China counts sharp rise in coronavirus cases, 2 in Beijing 2 ‘bookies’ bet collectors held in Quezon Beggar dead in Quezon hit-and-run incident Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town “I don’t see any problems with Wayne, he doesn’t have personality issues and he can work with anybody,” said Guiao. “He’s the type of guy who will make his teammates comfortable with him, not only with his personality but with his game as well.”“Actually there’s almost no effort for him to get along with the players, it comes naturally because he’s friendly with anybody,” said Guiao. Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal tieslast_img read more

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Back on top: Joshua Pacio regains ONE strawweight belt after KO of Yosuke Saruta

first_imgPhivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. But that solid one knee strike from Pacio punctuated the fight which showed utmost maturity from the youngster.Joshua Pacio scores a MASSIVE KO, reclaiming the ONE Strawweight World Title! #WeAreONE #RootsOfHonor #Manila #MartialArts pic.twitter.com/sPWNAN1H88— ONE Championship (@ONEChampionship) April 12, 2019“Like I said we faced each other there was a lot of hesitation,” said Pacio. “I applied the game plan and you saw it here.”ADVERTISEMENT ‘Duterte legacy:’ Gov’t boasts achievements so far UST veterans Rica Rivera, Alina Bicar get their time to shine Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View comments READ: Joshua Pacio looks to thrive under pressure in chase to regain beltHe lost his belt in January in a contested split decision against Saruta, but he’s the first one from Team Lakay to regain one of the four world titles they lost this year.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsJoshua Pacio vs Yosuke Saruta. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIt was a close contest for much of the rematch with Pacio holding the advantage in terms of striking with Saruta taking the edge in terms of takedowns and ground control.READ: ‘Refocused, more confident’ Joshua Pacio to show up in rematch Sarah Geronimo’s ‘Tala’ enters Billboard’s world digital song sales chart Tim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’ P260,000 each in aid to displaced Marawi folk released by US Pacio (14-3) has now won five of his last six fights while Saruta failed to get his winning streak to three.Hometown hero Joshua Pacio shares a sensational victory with his fellow Filipinos! #WeAreONE #RootsOfHonor #Manila #MartialArts pic.twitter.com/i75H4DCyYa— ONE Championship (@ONEChampionship) April 12, 2019The Baguio City native landed some early spinning back kicks that kept Saruta at bay but the Japanese managed to knock Pacio down midway through the first round.Pacio then continued with his kicks, with Saruta opting to use his wrestling to gain control of the fight in the second round.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Comelec assures no disruption in operations with retirement of execs MOST READ LATEST STORIES 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 Joshua Pacio is the ONE Strawweight champion once again. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Team Lakay’s Joshua Pacio reclaimed the ONE strawweight world title after putting Yosuke Saruta to sleep 2:43 into the fourth round in the co-main event of the ONE: Roots of Honor Friday at Mall of Asia Arena.Pacio connected with the hardest of right knees squarely on the temple of Saruta earning the 23-year-old from Baguio his second reign atop the division.ADVERTISEMENT Sarah Geronimo’s ‘Tala’ enters Billboard’s world digital song sales chartlast_img read more

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Rose Bowl statue honors Brandi Chastain’s ’99 World Cup win

first_imgLATEST STORIES MRT-3 files raps vs engineer who brought ammunition to station Mystery, excitement for British Open’s return to Portrush In this Wednesday, July 10, 2019 photo, former U.S. women’s soccer teammates, from left, Saskia Webber, Lorrie Fair and Brandi Chastain pose during the unveiling of the 1999 Women’s World Cup Statue at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena Calif., which includes her historic moment where she tore her jersey off after scoring the winning goal. (Sarah Reingewirtz/The Orange County Register via AP)PASADENA, California— A statue capturing Brandi Chastain’s iconic reaction to scoring the U.S. team’s winning goal in the 1999 Women’s World Cup has been unveiled outside the Rose Bowl.Chastain was on hand for the unveiling Wednesday, the 20th anniversary of the historic win which coincided with celebrations in New York for this year’s World Cup champion team.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ LOOK: LJ Reyes, Paolo Contis celebrate 1st birthday of baby Summer Benefits of township living Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Sons Of Apollo releases new studio album ‘MMXX’ ‘Marawi hero’ is new commander of Army’s 1st Infantry Division View comments Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite PLAY LIST 02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption02:48ABS-CBN franchise has ‘natural deadline,’ no need for quo warranto — Gatchalian This year’s the team sealed its second consecutive tournament win by beating the Netherlands 2-0 on Sunday.The statue shows Chastain at the moment she dropped to her knees in exultation, clutching the jersey she pulled off after cinching the win over China on a penalty kick in the game played at the Rose Bowl.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe moment has been credited as a watershed for invigorating women’s sports.last_img read more

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China confirmed as 2021 Club World Cup host, slots to be settled

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. But a vote on the participation model was pulled because Oceania’s only way of qualification would be its Champions League winner first defeating the domestic champion of host nation China in a playoff.Oceania is pushing for a guaranteed place in the group stage in China in June 2021, as FIFA’s task force on the revamped Club World Cup originally proposed in March. That is according to people with knowledge of the situation who spoke on condition of anonymity with The Associated Press to discuss the contents of a private meeting.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4FIFA only said the qualification process “will be finalized in a consultation process between FIFA and the six confederations.”FIFA President Gianni Infantino said the governing body will make “zero” out of the new event because all the profits will be reinvested back into club football. SOUTH AMERICAWhile South America will get six slots, only the process for distributing four of them has been settled. They will go to the 2019 and 2020 winners of CONEMBOL’s two competitions: The Copa Libertadores and Copa Sudamericana.The document shows no plan for determining the route to securing the remaining two berths or the limits on national representation.ASIAThe three Asian places will to go the winners of the 2019 and 2020 Asian Champions League and the runners-up will have a playoff for the third entry into the Club World Cup group stage.Saudi Arabian side Al-Hilal will play Urawa Red Diamonds of Japan in this season’s final next month.If the title is defended in 2020, the runners-up from both years will complete Asia’s FIFA lineup.But Asia only wants a maximum of two teams from one country. So, if the winners and runners-up in 2019 and 2020 are all from the same country, the two losing Asian Champions League semifinalists in 2020 would contest a playoff for a route into the global tournament.NORTH AND CENTRAL AMERICAThe 2021 CONCACAF Champions League finalists will qualify but a process for deciding the third slot was left hanging in the FIFA Council document. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown Test event to gauge PH tracksters’ progress ahead of SEA Games FIFA President Gianni Infantino speaks at a press conference during the football federation’s Council meeting in Shanghai on October 24, 2019. – FIFA has awarded the inaugural edition of its expanded 24-team Club World Cup to China, the association’s president Gianni Infantino said October 24 in what he called a “historic decision”. (Photo by HECTOR RETAMAL / AFP)FIFA selected China as host of the inaugural edition of the expanded Club World Cup in 2021 but delayed a decision on how the 24 slots for the tournament will be distributed.A proposal on how many teams would qualify from the six confederations was shared with FIFA Council members for approval at a meeting in Shanghai on Thursday, including Europe having eight participants.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Mexican teams have won all 11 titles since the regional competition was rebooted as the Champions League. Only three of the finals have not been an all-Mexican lineup.But a cap of two teams per country from this region will exist at the Club World Cup.AFRICAThe simplest qualification will be from Africa, with the places going to the 2021 Champions League finalists and the winner of a playoff between the two semifinalists.The plan is complicated by a cap on two teams per country.OCEANIAOceania is the only one of FIFA’s six confederations not guaranteed a place at the Club World Cup. To make one of the eight groups of three, the Oceania Champions League winner would have to face a playoff against the Chinese champions under FIFA plans that are now on hold.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DSWD Bicol donates P1.5M worth of food packs for Taal eruption evacuees Phivolcs: Cloud seeding in ashfall affected areas needs study A previous FIFA plan seen by the AP in March proposed the Club World Cup running from June 17 through July 4 in 2021, taking the slot originally set aside for the Confederations Cup competition that is no longer due to be contested.For some players from Africa and the CONCACAF region it could be a busy summer, with their regional national competitions proposed to start on July 9.The revamped Club World Cup is due to be staged every four years, replacing the current annual format that features the six champions of continental competitions and the host nation’s domestic title winner. The final two editions of the seven-team annual Club World Cup are being staged in Qatar this December and in December 2020.Based on FIFA’s proposed qualification procedures seen by the AP ahead of the Shanghai meeting, teams could qualify for the overhauled Club World Cup in 2021 without having to win a regional competition — even at the expense of some champions.Caps on the number of representatives from a single country in the new format raises the prospect of even winners of continental competitions missing out.EUROPEWith eight slots, Europe will be the best represented continent at the Club World Cup even after rejecting four additional places, helping FIFA drive ticket sales and broadcast revenue.All the Champions League and Europa League winners from 2018 to 2021 are set to qualify — although that could be dependent on UEFA determining the maximum number of slots per country. Clubs from England and Spain have dominated those competitions in recent years.Should a team enjoy multiple wins across the competitions, the free slot is due to go to the most recent Champions League runner-up.Real Madrid won the Champions League in 2018 when Atletico Madrid triumphed in the Europa League. English clubs swept last season’s trophies, with Liverpool victorious in the Champions League and Chelsea in the second-tier competition.center_img MOST READ No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist ‘Gago’ “I hope China will help FIFA to organize it in financial terms,” Infantino said after the meeting in Shanghai. “It will be the club football event which will generate the highest revenue per match.”Infantino said FIFA along with the Chinese soccer federation and government will push ahead with planning on the tournament.Staging the Club World Cup in China will be a test of human rights policies that FIFA now subjects host nations to.The Chinese government has been accused of cracking down on human rights and pro-democracy activism. President Xi Jinping’s government has also faced criticism over its treatment of Muslims in China’s northwest, where the U.S. government, activists and researchers say as many as 1 million people have been detained.“I think that we need to reflect on our role,” Infantino said. “Countries all over the world are going through difficult times. It is not the mission of FIFA to solve the problems of the world. The mission is to organize football in all of the countries. … We do that by bringing football to the people, not by criticizing.”ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruption 2 village execs nabbed in Bohol buy-bust 400 evacuees from Taal eruption take refuge in Mt. Banahaw ‘People evacuated on their own’ View commentslast_img read more

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Blatter blasts ‘late’ Brazil World Cup

first_img0Shares0000PARIS, January 5 – Brazil’s continuing struggles to keep their World Cup organisation on schedule are a consequence of starting preparations too late, FIFA president Sepp Blatter said Sunday.“Brazil has come to realise that they started too late. They are the country who are the most delayed (in terms of World Cup organisation) since I have been at FIFA,” Blatter told Swiss newspaper 24 Hours. “Yet they are the only country who have had such a long time — seven years — to prepare.”The World Cup will be staged from June 12 to July 13, but the build-up has been plagued by construction delays, spiralling costs as well as civil discontent at the money being spent on the tournament as well as the 2016 Rio Olympics.Last year’s Confederations Cup, a dress rehearsal for the World Cup, was plagued by angry demonstrations, but Blatter believes this year’s showpiece should pass off relatively peacefully.“I am an optimist, not a pessimist. Football will be protected. I believe that Brazilians will not attack football directly. This is the sport’s home, it’s a religion,” he said.“But we know there will be new demonstrations, protests. Last year, they were born of social networks. There was no goal, but at the World Cup they will be more directed, more structured.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Liverpool midfielder James Milner expected to miss England friendlies with hamstring problem

first_imgLiverpool midfielder James Milner is expected to miss England’s friendlies with Spain and France after sustaining a hamstring problem.The 29-year-old was forced off after an hour of Thursday’s 1-0 Europa League win against Rubin Kazan in Russia after taking a knock to his leg.As a result he was left out of Liverpool’s team to face Crystal Palace at Anfield on Sunday – the first time he has missed a Premier League match for the club he joined in the summer.It is now most unlikely he will join up with the national team later this week ahead of the trip to Spain for Friday’s match in Alicante.Liverpool have already had issues with England this season after youngster Jordan Rossiter returned injured from under-19 duty having played three 90-minute games in six days.It led to manager Jurgen Klopp complaining about the treatment, saying: “These young players are our future. If we handle them like horses we get horses.” 1 James Milner last_img read more

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Shock of Brexit could threaten Donegal drinks and hospitality jobs

first_imgDonegal’s drinks and hospitality businesses are highly vulnerable to a hard or ‘no deal’ Brexit, according to a new report published today by the Drinks Industry Group of Ireland (DIGI).Drinks and hospitality businesses account for 4,602 jobs – 7.9% of all employment in Donegal. Hospitality employment—which includes pubs, hotels, B&Bs and restaurants—accounts for 9.5% of all employment in the West of Ireland.These jobs could all be threatened by Brexit, according to Rosemary Garth, Irish Distillers’ Communications and Corporate Affairs Director and Chair of DIGI. Garth said: “In many parts of Donegal, drinks, hospitality and tourism businesses are the primary and sometimes only employers. This makes these areas highly vulnerable to economic shocks, like Brexit.“If a hard or no deal Brexit occurs and sterling devalues further, British tourists will look to save their money rather than spend it. That means fewer holidays and a smaller budget when they travel.“Considering the British are our single biggest tourism market, this is a significant problem for rural areas that completely rely on foreign spend to power their local economy. Without a way to offset this decreased trade, some towns and villages could face business closures and job losses not unlike those of the recession.”The DIGI report signaled that a downturn in the drinks and hospitality trade could also harm our economy. Ireland’s drinks industry alone generates Exchequer revenue worth €2.3 billion and exports €1.25 billion in goods every year. Faced with an uncertain economic environment, DIGI has called upon the Government to safeguard the growth of the drinks and hospitality industry by implementing a ‘defensive’ alcohol excise tax reduction.Ireland has the second-highest overall alcohol excise tax in Europe behind only Finland. Broken down by drink type, Ireland has the highest tax on wine, the second highest on beer, and the third highest on spirits.“Ireland’s drinks sector is our fastest-growing manufacturing industry,” said Garth. “In 2013, there were just four working distilleries. Now there are 18 with 16 more on the way. Since 2012, the number of indigenous microbreweries producing their own product has quadrupled.“With lower excise tax in a stable trading environment, our industry could do even more. With our current rate in addition to a hard Brexit, however, we risk damaging this hard-earned growth.”“By reducing excise, not only would the Government be rewarding consumers by putting more money back in their pockets, it would be helping to defend producers, retailers and other businesses across Ireland from the worst impacts of economic uncertainty. With less spent on excise tax, employers will be able to invest in business development and job creation, giving Ireland’s regions the necessary supports to grow in line with the rest of the country.” Shock of Brexit could threaten Donegal drinks and hospitality jobs was last modified: August 13th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)Tags:BrexitDIGIdrinks industryhospitalitypubslast_img read more

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Coach jailed in aid grants fraud

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECalifornia’s bungled $1 billion accounting system In some cases, according to prosecutors, Callahan submitted statements from players that fraudulently claimed they were living independently from their parents so they could qualify for financial aid. In other cases, he modified enrollment applications from out-of-state players to indicate California residency. Callahan was initially charged last year with 13 counts each of conspiracy and grand theft. In exchange for his guilty plea to a felony charge of falsifying government documents, the other charges were dismissed. – From staff reports BELLFLOWER – A former assistant football coach at Cerritos College was sentenced Friday to a two-year county jail term for falsifying government documents to secure more than $150,000 in federal grants for athletes who were ineligible for the aid. Superior Court Judge Leland H. Tipton also ordered Patrick Callahan to serve five years’ formal probation and make restitution of $70,758 to the U.S. Department of Education and $20,749 to the junior college where he worked as an assistant coach for 16 years. The judge barred Callahan from employment in any capacity that would involve the handling of public money or allow him to recommend eligibility to receive public monies. According to the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office, Callahan admitted fraudulently obtaining federal financial aid grant money for 13 football players to play at the junior college in Norwalk between July 1999 and March 2004. 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

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Hibs boss Neil Lennon hit with SFA notice of complaint

first_imgNeil Lennon has been hit with an SFA notice of complaint for his conduct during Hibs’ 2-2 draw with Kilmarnock.The Easter Road head coach was sent to the stands by referee Kevin Clancy after protesting against the decision to award Killie a penalty.Lennon angrily confronted the official, sarcastically clapping after he was banished from the touchline.After the match the Northern Irishman slated the standard of refereeing in Scotland, claiming it is “amateur” and “Mickey Mouse”. He has now been charged on two counts. The first states that “no manager shall commit misconduct during a match”, while the latter states no manager “shall in an interview criticise the Decision(s) and/or performance(s) of any or all match official(s) in such a way as to indicate bias or incompetence on the part of such match official, or make remarks about such match official(s) which impinge on his character.The principal hearing will take place on Thursday 15 March.Lennon is due to speak to the media on Tuesday at 12.15pm.last_img read more

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