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Holloway hopes Brexit will see new handball rules scrapped

first_imgIan Holloway claims that the European Union is to blame for the controversial new handball rule in the Premier League.The former Crystal Palace and Blackpool manager made the bizarre claim following Gabriel Jesus’ last-minute goal in the 2-2 draw with Spurs last weekend.The Brazilian striker thought he had scored the winner in the dying minutes of Saturday’s match at the Etihad, only for VAR to rule out the goal after team-mate Aymeric Laporte was adjudged to have handled the ball in the build-up. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? And Holloway believes that Britain must leave the EU as soon as possible to avoid further similar decisions.“For me it doesn’t make sense, the handball rule,’ Holloway said on Sky Sports’ The Debate. “If it’s not handball for both, how can you assess that?”And to be fair, is that clear and obvious? They forgot the most important thing of all.”Their job is to not re-referee the game but to be clear and obvious, so I don’t think that’s our boys making up that new change of law.”I think that’s people telling us what we need to do with our game, now they should stop doing that.”With Britain set to leave the European Union in late October, the former QPR manager believes the decision will have a positive impact on the English Premier League.”I hope we get out, Brexit, because that’s what people are voting for and sort that out because you cannot have someone telling us how to do our own game.”The controversial International FA Board rules now mean that a goal can be disallowed if a player handles the ball resulting in an assist, regardless of whether or not there was any intention to do so.The rules have been met by huge criticism from fans throughout the league, with VAR also under heavy scrutiny.City had taken the lead after just 20 minutes through Raheem Sterling’s opener, only for Erik Lamela to equalise three minutes later. Sergio Aguero made it 2-1 to the home side soon after, with Lucas Moura levelling the scores early in the second half.And it was his fellow Brazilian Jesus who found the net in added time, only for the goal to be ruled out by VAR.The situation brought back bad memories for Man City, who were on the wrong end of a VAR decision earlier this year in their Champions League quarter-final meeting with Spurs, where Sterling’s injury-time winner was correctly cancelled out due to an Aguero offside. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Logano edges Kurt Busch, Truex in OT for NASCAR win at Michigan

first_img Published: June 10, 2019, 6:05pm Logano and Truex were up front on the restart, along with Kurt and Kyle Busch, and Logano pulled ahead in his No. 22 Ford.“He jumped the restart by over a car length,” Truex said. “I don’t know. I guess they don’t enforce those rules anymore. We’ll have to remember that for next time.”Logano, not surprisingly, had a different view.“I was able to see it right in front of me. I hit it when I got there,” Logano said. “I had a good start though, wasn’t it? That was a good one. That one felt good.”NASCAR said it reviews all restarts and did not find anything problematic with this one. Joey Logano celebrates with a burnout after winning a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Michigan International Speedway, Monday, June 10, 2019, in Brooklyn, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio) Photo Gallery Joe Gibbs Racing has nine Cup wins this year and put two cars in the top five at Michigan: Truex and Kyle Busch.WHO’S NOTClint Bowyer and Kevin Harvick, who won the two MIS races last year, remained winless this season. Bowyer was out of it after he went into the wall early in the final stage. Harvick had to pit toward the end of the first stage with a loose wheel. He worked his way back into contention but finished seventh.“We had a really fast Busch Light Ford and just made a lot of mistakes today,” Harvick said.UP NEXTThe series takes next weekend off before resuming June 23 at Sonoma. Truex won there last year. Receive latest stories and local news in your email: Share: BROOKLYN, Mich. — Joey Logano won the pole in qualifying and then led for more than three-quarters of the actual race.It was an impressive display, but all that could have gone for naught if he hadn’t been sharp on one final restart.Logano won his second NASCAR Cup Series race of the season, holding off Kurt Busch and Martin Truex Jr. in overtime Monday at Michigan International Speedway. Logano was trying to hold on to a dwindling lead over Truex and Busch with five laps remaining, but around that time, Erik Jones went onto the grass, bringing out the caution flag that forced overtime.“As the leader, you’re like, ‘Ohhhh.’ Right?” Logano said. “But the race fan part of me is like, ‘Heck yeah, this is going to be a great race for everyone to watch.’” By NOAH TRISTER, Associated Press “I really wanted it to go green at the end with Truex,” Busch said. “I was going to push him straight through the 22.”Logano won for the 23rd time in his career and took over the points lead from Kyle Busch. Kurt Busch finished second Monday, followed by Truex, Daniel Suarez and Kyle Busch.“You don’t have days like that, that are so close to perfect. That doesn’t happen very often in our sport,” said Logano, the defending series champion. “I’m very proud of the effort that we’ve had really the last few weeks, from the execution side. But this time we had the speed and had the execution going along with it.”WHO’S HOTLogano earned Team Penske’s fifth Cup victory of the season. Owner Roger Penske was in Washington, where Simon Pagenaud was welcomed to the White House in recognition of his Indianapolis 500 victory. Share: Follow 2 Photos GO Follow The Columbian on Instagram It was the third win in a row for Ford at MIS. This was the 100th race at Michigan for NASCAR’s top series.The race was held Monday after being rained out Sunday.Logano won the first stage but had to pit toward the end of the second. Austin Dillon won that stage.It was a dominant visit to MIS for Logano, who led a track-record 163 laps in the race. The previous mark of 162 was set in 1989 by Rusty Wallace — although Logano’s race was extended by the overtime.The race was scheduled for 200 laps and 400 miles. After lap 191, Logano had a lead of 1.302 seconds. Truex had cut that to 0.153 after lap 195, and Kurt Busch was right there too — but that all became moot because of the last caution. Logano edges Kurt Busch, Truex in OT for NASCAR win at Michigan Second victory of season comes in rain-delayed race By signing up you are agreeing to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.last_img read more

Hamilton police charge man with harassment and extortion of woman

A 41-year-old man has been arrested after a woman was extorted and repeatedly harassed by someone she met online.George Condy, of Port Elgin, is charged with criminal harassment as well as four counts of extortion related to incidents involving a woman he allegedly met on an online dating site. Police say between March 2015 and February 2018, a woman received thousands of text messages and emails from the man. They say he used an alias to continually harass the woman and threaten to ruin her life. Police allege Condy also threatened to send personal information about the victim to her family, friends and employer if she did not speak with him. Hamilton police detectives with the assistance of the Hamilton Police Tech Crime Unit and the Saugeen Shores Police executed a search warrant in Port Elgin on Tuesday and arrested Condy.Cell phones and computers were also seized from the home by officers.Police are asking anyone with further information call Detective Chambers or Detective Constable Mendes at 905-546-3817. read more