England's FA has condemned fans of London club Millwall for booing as players from their team and visitors Derby County took a knee before their Championship match on Saturday. Players throughout English football have been taking a knee since July, initially in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, although both the Premier League and the Football League (EFL) have since said the gesture is now linked to their own anti-racism campaigns. Video footage of the start of the game contained loud booing from the 2,000 fans inside Millwall's 'The Den' stadium as the players took the knee.
Manchester [UK], December 5 (ANI): Midfielder Raheem Sterling on Saturday became the first player in the history of the Premier League to win 20 penalties.
A federal appeals court on Saturday rejected a bid by a conservative lawyer to block President-elect Joe Biden's victory in Georgia and left in place procedures that will make it easier for voters to cast absentee ballots in January when two Senate seats are up for grabs. U.S. District Judge Steven Grimberg, who was nominated by Trump, rejected attorney L. Lin Wood's arguments and found in a Nov. 20 opinion that the lawyer had no standing to sue. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit in Atlanta agreed with the lower court, saying Wood had failed "to allege a particularized injury" and the request was moot anyway since Georgia had already certified the election.
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President Donald Trump's first political rally since losing his reelection bid is ostensibly to urge support for the Republican incumbents in Georgia's two runoffs that will decide which party controls the Senate at the start of Joe Biden’s administration. Republicans are worried that if Trump does the latter, their voters will think the system is rigged and decide to sit out the two Jan. 5 races. The president’s aides publicly scoff at the idea he might do anything other than encourage Republicans to back Sens.
Manchester City provisionally broke into the Premier League top four after first-half goals from Raheem Sterling and Kevin de Bruyne gave them a comfortable 2-0 home win over struggling Fulham on Saturday. The result lifted City into fourth place on 18 points from 10 games while Fulham, who suffered a 10th straight defeat to their rivals in all competitions, stayed 17th on seven points from 11 matches, just outside the relegation zone. City dominated throughout and only a string of superb saves from Fulham goalkeeper Alphonse Areola denied them a bigger win after Sterling fired the hosts ahead in the fifth minute and De Bruyne converted a 26th-minute penalty.
The Spaniard fractured his humerus in the season-opening Spanish Grand Prix in Jerez in July, then had a second operation after damaging a plate in his arm while opening a window at home. Honda said hospital doctors had deemed Marquez’s post-operative situation to be satisfactory. "However, the cultures obtained during the pseudarthrosis surgery have confirmed that there was a previous infection in the fracture, which will see Marquez undergo specific antibiotic treatment in the coming weeks," the team added.
Manchester City closed to within three points of the top of the Premier League as Raheem Sterling found his form in a routine 2-0 win over Fulham.
The Spaniard fractured his humerus in the season-opening Spanish Grand Prix in Jerez in July, then had a second operation after damaging a plate in his arm while opening a window at home. He underwent another eight hours of surgery on Thursday for a new plate and bone graft. Honda said hospital doctors had deemed Marquez’s post-operative situation to be satisfactory.
Quai Antoine [Monaco], December 5 (ANI): World record-breakers Mondo Duplantis of Sweden and Yulimar Rojas of Venezuela have been named the male and female World Athletes of the Year respectively at the World Athletics Awards 2020, a ceremony held virtually on Saturday.
Vasco (Goa) [India], December 5 (ANI): NorthEast United FC piled further misery on SC East Bengal with a 2-0 win in their Indian Super League Season 7 encounter here at Tilak Maidan on Saturday.
A full air and ground search for a missing British hiker could be delayed until snow set to cover the mountain this weekend has melted in the spring, officers hunting for her have admitted. Esther Dingley, 37, was reported missing by her partner, Dan Colegate, after failing to return from a solo walking trek in the Pyrenees on November 25. Her last message was via WhatsApp from on top of Pic de Sauvegarde, on the France-Spain border, three days earlier. Officers are treating the disappearance as a missing persons case and launched a desperate search operation for Ms Dingley, an Oxford graduate. However, the week-long search, involving helicopters, dogs and around 15 experts from several Civil Guard elite mountain rescue units, was halted on Thursday due to bad weather. Rescue teams have no plans to go out this weekend due to freezing temperatures affecting the peak from which Ms Dingley sent her last message, which is 8,983ft above sea level. They were also forced to abandon searching the village of Benasque, where she had left her car before embarking on the final leg of her journey.
Manuel Prietl and Ritsu Doan nabbed first-half goals for Arminia Bielefeld as they grabbed a much-needed 2-1 win over fellow strugglers Mainz 05 in their Bundesliga clash on Saturday. The home side took the lead when Prietl scored with a deflected shot in the 21st minute, and the Mainz defence sprang another leak 10 minutes later when it allowed Japanese midfielder Doan to pick up the ball and advance through the middle before firing home from outside the box to make it 2-0. Mainz mounted a late fightback and substitute Kevin Stoeger pulled a goal back in the 82nd minute, stabbing home a pass from Jean-Paul Boetius after his initial effort had been blocked, but despite a late barrage they could not find an equaliser.
France winger Teddy Thomas scored a crucial late try as he made his Racing 92 return to clinch a 17-12 win at Bordeaux-Begles in the French Top 14.
Saint Nicholas day took on some new twists for celebrating Czechs on Saturday, from drive-through visits to kitting his accompanying angels and devils out in gloves and masks so that they could hand out treats. The Czech version of the holiday includes Saint Nicholas visiting with an angel and devil to reward well-behaved children with sweets and less angelic ones with a lump of coal or a potato.
A stunning strike from 18-year-old Giovanni Reyna on Saturday gave Borussia Dortmund a 1-1 draw at Eintracht Frankfurt, who drew their fifth successive Bundesliga game. Daichi Kamada gave the hosts a ninth-minute lead but, despite missing leading scorer Erling Haaland with a hamstring injury, Dortmund took control after halftime and U.S. midfielder Reyna levelled with the second Bundesliga goal of his career. Dortmund, who had not drawn in their previous 27 league games, are third with 19 points from 10 games ahead of the top-of-the-table clash between leaders Bayern Munich (22) and RB Leipzig (20) later on Saturday.
Officials at Middle Collegiate Church in Manhattan’s East Village described their “overwhelming grief” after a six-alarm fire tore through the church early on Saturday, December 5, after spreading from a vacant five-story building next door.Local media reported that more than 100 firefighters responded to the blaze.“The Church is not a building, but buildings matter. This is home,” a tweet from church officials said. “God is weeping with us. But like a phoenix, we will rise from these ashes,” they added.Senior Minister Rev. Jacqui Lewis said they were “devastated and crushed” but were thankful that no one had died. “We’ve been worshiping and doing our ministry in digital spaces since March and that’s what we’ll be doing tomorrow,” Lewis said.Senator Brad Hoylman tweeted photos on Saturday morning showing that the roof and stained glass windows of the church, which was built in 1892, had been lost to the fire, and said a commanding officer had told him the “structure may not stand.” Hoylman compared the fire to that which damaged Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris in April, 2019. Credit: Duke Todd via Storyful
With their star striker Erling Braut Haaland sidelined by injury, Borussia Dortmund dropped more Bundesliga points on Saturday when they laboured to a 1-1 draw at Eintracht Frankfurt.
Plea's superb effort from distance came almost immediately after Italian winger Vincenzo Grifo had fired in a penalty awarded to hosts Freiburg for a foul on Lucas Hoeler to make it 2-1 in the 49th minute. The visitors made a strong start in a league fixture that has not ended in favour of the away side since Gladbach won 1-0 at this stadium in 2002. Swiss striker Breel Embolo gave them the lead in the 23rd minute with a left-foot finish for his first league goal of the season after Hoeler hit the post at the other end.
First half goals from Ciro Immobile and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic gave Lazio the points against the Serie A newcomers as they bounced back from last Sunday's 3-1 home loss to Udinese. Spezia, forced to play home matches 300-km away in Cesena as their own ground is not yet ready for top flight matches, nearly went ahead in the third minute when Nahuel Estevez's shot was tipped onto the crossbar by goalkeeper Pepe Reina. But they were hit on the counter-attack after 15 minutes as Milinkovic-Savic won possession, released Immobile and last season's Serie A top scorer sent his shot between Ivan Provedel's legs.