West Ham, Middlesbrough earn first wins in Premier League

first_imgLONDON (AP): The first Premier League game staged at the centrepiece stadium of the London Olympics in 2012 served up some late drama yesterday with new tenants West Ham scoring in the 85th minute to earn a 1-0 win over 10-man Bournemouth. Track-and-field stars like Usain Bolt and David Rudisha produced some amazing memories at the Olympic Stadium – now known simply as London Stadium – four years ago, but this match was forgettable until a flurry of incidents in the latter stages. Bournemouth were left a man short by Harry Arter’s sending-off in the 77th and West Ham took advantage when winger Michail Antonio met an inviting left-wing cross by Gokhan Tore with a header at the far post. “I did say to him two minutes before the goal, ‘Go and be a hero’,” West Ham captain Mark Noble said about Antonio. “He went, and was one.” West Ham then needed a reaction save from goalkeeper Adrian, followed by a clearance from near the goal-line to preserve their first league win at the team’s new home. Having waved an emotional goodbye to Upton Park last season after 112 years there, West Ham are in the first year of the club’s tenancy at the London Stadium and will take time to get used to the new surroundings. INJURED PLAYERS Decimated by injuries to many of their key players, including Dimitri Payet, Andy Carroll, Manuel Lanzini and new record-signing Andre Ayew. West Ham also had to cope with a tough week that saw them play Chelsea on Monday – losing 2-1 to a late goal – and then travel to Romania for a Europa League qualifier on Thursday. The threadbare squad returned to London in the early hours of Friday. “It wasn’t a great game of football,” West Ham manager Slaven Bilic said. “We didn’t expect to play like Brazil.” Bournemouth have lost both of their games in the league so far, having opened with a 3-1 home defeat to Manchester United. Sunderland, and their new manager, David Moyes, are also looking for their first point after a 2-1 loss to north-east rival Middlesbrough in the other game yesterday. Uruguay striker Cristhian Stuani scored both of Middlesbrough’s first-half goals, the first a 25-metre screamer into the top corner in the 13th, before finishing off a flowing team move in the 45th. Patrick van Aanholt pulled a goal back in the 71st for Sunderland.last_img read more

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DONEGAL MEN READY TO GET ON THE MOVE!

first_imgA unique scheme to help men in Co Donegal overcome obesity and to get involved in moderate exercise is to be launched.Many Donegal men need to get on the move.Men’s health research has demonstrated that huge impacts can be achieved by participating in regular physical activity.Inactivity can be strongly associated with the risk of developing many of our chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes as well as obesity. In Ireland 26% of men are not meeting the recommended amount of physical activity which is at least 30 minutes per day on at least 5 days per week, in addition the prevalence of overweight and obesity has significantly increased, 64.5% of men in 36 – 50 years are overweight with 11.8% obese with similar figures existing for the 51 – 64 age bracket.Men on the Move Donegal which is being piloted by Donegal Sports Partnership with the support of DLDC and the HSE Health Promotion Department aims to support men in their challenge to increase their physical activity levels and to gain a better understanding and awareness of the importance of physical activity to our physical health and mental wellbeing.The programme will commence with a series of information sessions and health check in 4 areas across Co Donegal starting with;• The Vestry (St Conals) Letterkenny 7pm on Tuesday 3rd September • The Yard Centre, Falcarragh 7pm on Thursday 5th September• St Johnston & Carrigans FRC 7pm Wednesday 11th September• Niall Mór Centre, Killybegs 8pm on Thursday 12th SeptemberThese information sessions which will last approximately 1 .5 hours are open to men over 35 and will provide an outline of the components of the programme which will include fitness testing, physical activity programme and support workshops. Some light refreshments will also be available with sessions being delivered in an informal manner.Further information is available by contacting Karen Guthrie at Donegal Sports Partnership 074 91 16078 or 91 16079 – email Karen@activedonegal.com DONEGAL MEN READY TO GET ON THE MOVE! was last modified: August 29th, 2013 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)Tags:donegalMen On The Moveweightlast_img read more

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