A 3.6 magnitude earthquake struck the Italian holiday island of Ischia on Monday, prompting destruction that left at least one dead and seven missing at peak tourist season.A woman was killed in Casamicciola, which is in the island’s north, by debris t…Read more
US distance runner Shalane Flanagan was celebrating on Monday after finally being awarded her silver medal from the 2008 Olympic Games 10,000 meters following a doping ban against Turkish second-place finisher Elvan Abeylegesse.The United States Olympi…Read more
Two-time US Open runner-up Victoria Azarenka confirmed her withdrawal from the tournament on Monday amid a custody battle concerning her eight-month-old son.Azarenka, who signalled last week she may miss the tournament rather than travel to New York wi…Read more
Iran, accused of supporting Shiite Huthi rebels in Yemen, “is part of the problem, not the solution” when it comes to ending conflict in the war-torn nation, Yemen’s top diplomat said Monday.”Iran is the cause of the problem, Iran continues to support …Read more
French international Lucas Digne helped the injured in the aftermath of last week’s van attack in Barcelona that killed 13 people and injured over 100 others, Spanish media reported Monday.The 24-year-old Barcelona defender, who lives near the central …Read more
Raheem Sterling came on to score an 82nd-minute equaliser as 10-man Manchester City rescued a 1-1 draw against Everton in their opening Premier League home game on Monday.
Wayne Rooney put Everton ahead with his 200th Premier League goal before City home debutant Kyle Walker was contentiously shown a second yellow card following a collision with Dominic Calvert-Lewin.
Sterling, a half-time substitute, rewarded heavy City pressure by slamming in a late equaliser and Everton also finished with 10 men after Morgan Schneiderlin, too, was given a debatable second caution.
City preserved their record of never having lost their first home Premier League game, but the main upshot was that Manchester United, Huddersfield Town and West Bromwich Albion now boast the only 100 percent records in the league.
While City manager Pep Guardiola was unable to avenge the 4-0 defeat masterminded by his old Barcelona team-mate Ronald Koeman in January’s meeting between the teams, his side’s spirit will have pleased him.
For Everton manager Koeman, who gave a second-half debut to record £45 million ($57.9 million, 49.3 million euros) recruit Gylfi Sigurdsson, this was a sign that his side could now be genuine contenders for a Champions League place.
City made one change from their 2-0 win at Brighton and Hove Albion, Leroy Sane replacing Danilo at left wing-back, and with Everton content to sit back and absorb pressure, the hosts took the game to them.
Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford was obliged to parry a rasping Nicolas Otamendi drive and Sergio Aguero teed up David Silva to crash a low shot against the left-hand post.
But the pace of Calvert-Lewin made Everton a constant threat on the break and shortly after Silva had rattled the woodwork, they went ahead in the 35th minute.
– Rooney milestone –
Sane’s under-hit pass let in Calvert-Lewin and he skipped past Fernandinho before crossing for Rooney, who stroked the ball between Ederson’s legs before provocatively cupping his ears in celebration.
Rooney, jeered throughout due to his Manchester United connections, becomes the second player to score 200 goals in the post-1992 Premier League era after Alan Shearer, who netted 260 for Blackburn Rovers and Newcastle United.
It was a sucker-punch for City and worse was to come when Walker, who had just been booked for sliding in on Leighton Baines, was questionably shown a second yellow card by referee Robert Madley for backing into Calvert-Lewin.
Guardiola introduced Sterling in place of Gabriel Jesus at half-time and the former Liverpool man led the charge for an equaliser.
He twice shot over the bar, the second time from an excellent position, but after fellow substitute Danilo had been denied by Pickford, he netted the leveller.
Everton right-back Mason Holgate was unable to get decent purchase on a headed clearance from Danilo’s cross and the ball fell kindly for Sterling to lash an emphatic volley into the bottom-left corner from 15 yards.
In the last act of a frenetic game, Schneiderlin was harshly shown a second yellow card after sliding in on Aguero.
The French midfielder showed his displeasure with Aguero’s theatrical reaction by wagging his finger in his face as he went off.Read more
Native American elders led stargazers in prayer Monday as the Sun vanished behind the Moon at a ranch in Oregon, the first state to experience a rare total eclipse that swept the continent coast-to-coast.Time stood still as millions across the nation t…Read more
After searching areas recently liberated from ISIS along the Syria-Lebanon border, the Lebanese army has uncovered a large amount of weapons, ranging from factory-made missiles to crude homemade devices, the army said, releasing photos of…Read more
Millions of Americans converged on a narrow corridor stretching from Oregon to South Carolina to watch the moon blot out the midday sun Monday for a wondrous couple of minutes in the first total solar eclipse to sweep coast to coast in 99 years.Read more
Chile’s Constitutional Court on Monday approved a bill to decriminalize abortion in certain cases, a move decried by conservative opponents but hailed by Socialist President Michelle Bachelet as a victory for women’s rights.The bill will allow abortion…Read more
The alleged Barcelona attacker who was killed Monday grew up in a small Catalan town where he seemed “nicely integrated” like his younger brother who also died as part of the same terror cell, residents said.Younes Abouyaaqoub, a 22-year-old Moroccan, …Read more
Venezuelan conductor Gustavo Dudamel said Monday his US tour with Venezuela’s government-backed National Youth Orchestra has been canceled.The Los Angeles Philharmonic director, who hails from Venezuela, said the decision, which followed a public rebuk…Read more
England’s 2003 World Cup-winning scrum-half Matt Dawson revealed Monday he has undergone heart surgery due to being bitten by a tick in a park in London last year.The 44-year-old — who won 77 caps for his country and played seven times for the British…Read more
Six-time Grand Slam champion Boris Becker will be named as the German Tennis Federation’s (DTB) first ‘head of tennis’, according to AFP subsidiary SID on Monday.The 49-year-old was declared bankrupt in June, but has been given the new role in which he…Read more
An earthquake with a reported magnitude of 3.6 struck a popular tourist spot near the Ischia volcano in Italy on Monday evening. Images from the area show people being helped out of badly damaged buildings. Read Full Article at RT.com
Al Ain and Al Hilal have it all to play for after an absorbing goalless draw in their Asian Champions League quarter-final first leg here on Monday.In sweltering conditions, UAE’s Al Ain, the inaugural winners of the competition and the runners-up last…Read more
The booing that resounded around the London Stadium when Justin Gatlin mounted the podium to receive his gold medal as 100 metres world champion hurt the American, he admitted Monday.The 35-year-old — whose victory denied Jamaican superstar Usain Bolt…Read more
Wayne Rooney chalked up another career milestone on Monday when he scored his 200th Premier League goal to put Everton 1-0 up at Manchester City.The 31-year-old forward, who returned to Everton from Manchester United in July, struck in the 35th minute …Read more
A Los Angeles jury on Monday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $417 million to a woman who claimed in a lawsuit that the talc in its iconic baby powder causes ovarian cancer when applied regularly for feminine hygiene.Read more
Colombia offered asylum and government protection Monday to Venezuela’s sacked chief prosecutor Luisa Ortega, who fled her country after defying President Nicolas Maduro over a deadly political crisis.The move by Colombia’s Juan Manuel Santos risked ra…Read more