Cavani scores 2 as leader PSG coasts to 3-0 win against Nice

first_imgJake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Cavani’s cushioned header from left back Yuri Berchiche’s cross caused confusion and Nice center half Dante turned the ball into his own net in the 52nd — under pressure from Di Maria and right back Dani Alves.Defending champion Monaco has a tough match away to Bordeaux on Saturday and must cope without Radamel Falcao, the league’s top scorer with 13 goals in nine games. The Colombia striker has muscle fatigue.Keita Balde, who joined from Lazio and scored his first Monaco goal last weekend, is expected to lead the attack.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ But this current side is bereft of confidence, and this loss was Nice’s seventh so far — four more than all last season.Apart from one snapshot from striker Mario Balotelli, Nice made no impact at all in Paris.While Favre’s side is drifting toward the relegation zone, PSG’s win moved it seven points clear of second-placed Monaco.Nice goalkeeper Yoan Cardinale pulled out before kickoff and was replaced by Argentine Walter Benitez, who conceded after only three minutes. Di Maria whipped in a free kick from the left and Cavani met it with a diving header that Benitez fumbled at the near post.Benitez made another mistake when he mistimed his run off his line as he tried to intercept Di Maria’s quick pass over the top, and Cavani poked the ball around him before tapping home.ADVERTISEMENT Bulls exercise options on Portis, 4 other players Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Having netted a career-high 49 goals in all competitions last season, Cavani already has 11 league goals in 10 games and 15 in 13 overall.PSG coach Unai Emery recalled Argentina winger Angel Di Maria and he set up Cavani’s goals, the second witha clever pass over the top of a static defense that is leaking goals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogCoach Lucien Favre’s side was the last team to beat PSG in the league, winning 3-1 at home on April 30, and also drew 2-2 away.Nice finished third last season. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES MOST READ 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 Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? View comments Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PSG’s Edinson Cavani celebrates the opening goal during a French League One soccer match Paris-Saint-Germain against Nice at Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, France, Friday, Oct. 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)PARIS — Edinson Cavani continued his remarkable scoring form with two goals as unbeaten league leader Paris Saint-Germain beat lackluster Nice 3-0 on Friday.Brazil star Neymar was suspended after being sent off in last Sunday’s 2-2 draw away to Marseille. It made little difference, especially with Cavani further underlining his importance.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Russia, India among worst offenders in global sport, says World Anti-Doping Agency

first_imgRussia was the leading doping offender in global sport during 2014, followed by Italy and India, the World Anti-Doping Agency said on Wednesday.Russia, whose participation in the Rio Olympics’ athletics programme is in doubt due to a doping scandal, accounted for 148 of the 1,693 failed tests recorded, according to WADA’s 2014 Anti-Doping Rule Violations Report.Find out which countries reported the most Anti-Doping Rule Violations (ADRVs) in 2014: pic.twitter.com/O2H6GuPvW9 WADA (@wada_ama) April 27, 2016Italy (123), India (96), Belgium (91), France (91), Turkey (73), Australia (49), China (49), Brazil (46) and South Korea (43) rounded out the top 10 spots on the list that illustrates doping offenses committed in global sport.The total number of failed tests globally fell 13 percent from the 1,953 recorded in the previous year.Athletics and bodybuilding had the most violations with 248 and 225, respectively, followed by cycling, weightlifting, powerlifting, football, wrestling, boxing, rugby union and aquatics.The WADA report marks the final year of statistics under the 2009 World Anti-Doping Code. The 2015 report, which will be issued in 2017, will reflect results of current anti-doping efforts under the 2015 Code.Russia, second behind the United States in the athletics medal table at the 2012 Olympics, is banned from all athletics after an independent WADA commission revealed widespread state-sponsored doping.The country now has to convince the IAAF that it has made enough progress in reforming its anti-doping operation to be re-instated to the sport in time for the Aug. 5-21 Rio Olympics.last_img read more