Serie A: Roma out to confront leaders Inter Milan

first_img Tags: AS RomaInter MilanItalian Serie ALautaro MartinezRomelu Lukaku Inter holds a one-point lead at the top of Serie A. (PHOTO/Courtesy)Inter Milan vs RomaStadio Guiseppe Meazza, MilanFriday, 06-12-2019 @10:45pmNew Serie A leaders Inter immediately face a huge test, as they host on form Roma and Edin Dzeko in a Friday night special.The Nerazzurri leapfrogged Juventus at the top of the table last week, and despite the injury crisis, they continue to notch up positive results in both Serie A and the Champions League.They have had a historic start to the campaign with 12 wins in the opening 14 rounds which have seen them gather 37 points, one ahead of multiple defending champions Juventus.Antonio Conte is still without Stefano Sensi, Nicolò Barella, Alexis Sanchez and now also Roberto Gagliardini. They are down to the bare bones in midfield, which means Borja Valero pulling the strings with Matias Vecino and Marcelo Brozovic.Romelu Lukaku and Lautaro Martinez cannot seem to stop scoring at the moment and have forged a fantastic partnership, both on and off the pitch. How long they can keep up this momentum with no rest remains to be seen.Roma had their own massive injury crisis, but are now starting to emerge out the other side. Lorenzo Pellegrini already resumed where he left off, by churning out assists, while Henrikh Mkhitaryan should also return for his first start. Amadou Diawara has fully recovered, but Justin Kluivert needs to be evaluated following a minor thigh issue. Javier Pastore, Davide Zappacosta and Bryan Cristante are still on the treatment table.Their last three Serie A meetings have been stalemates, but only once – in 1967 – have Inter and Roma played four consecutive top-flight draws.The other Serie A match-day 15 fixturesSaturday, 07-12-2019-Atalanta vs Hellas Verona @5pm-Udinese vs Napoli @8pm-Lazio vs Juventus @10:45pmSunday, 08-12-2019-Lecce vs Genoa @2:30pm-Sassuolo vs Cagliari @5pm-SPAL vs Brescia @5pm-Torino vs Fiorentina @5pm-Sampdoria vs Parma @8pm-Bologna vs AC Milan @10:45pmComments last_img read more

Former Raiders star Clem Daniels dies at 83; if you only know about his football prowess, you’re missing out

first_imgClem Daniels, an Oakland Raiders stalwart during the team’s formative years in the early 1960s, has died at 83. His passing was announced by a statement from the team.“The Raider Family mourns the loss of Clem Daniels, an integral part of the Raider organization for six decades,” the statement read. “Clem was the premier all-purpose running back in the American Football League, setting the league’s all-time rushing record, and was one of the original stars of the Silver and Black.”Daniels, a …last_img

Four-time Meghalaya Chief Minister D.D. Lapang quits Congress

first_imgIn a major blow to the Congress in Meghalaya, four-time Chief Minister Donwa Dethwelson Lapang resigned from the party.In his resignation letter to Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Thursday night, Mr. Lapang said he was resigning “reluctantly and with a heavy heart”.The former Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) chief accused the All India Congress Committee (AICC) of embarking upon a policy of phasing out senior and elderly people.“In my opinion it means that service and contribution of senior and elderly people is no longer useful to the party,” he said in the letter, copies of which were made available to the media.Mr. Lapang said, “This restriction made me frustrated and compelled me to be no longer comfortable in the party.”Mr. Lapang first became Chief Minister in 1992. He was again sworn in as Chief Minister in 2003, 2007 and 2009.AICC general secretary in charge of Meghalaya Luizinho Faleirio said he had not met Mr. Lapang in the last three years. Mr. Faleirio said he did not meet Mr. Lapang during his recent visit to Shillong for revamping the activities of the party.Mr. Lapang, after demitting the office of party chief last year, continued to hold the position of an adviser to the party.MPCC president Celestine Lyngdoh expressed surprise over Mr. Lapang’s decision to quit the party. “We’ll try and find out and, if possible, sort out things at the earliest,” he said.last_img read more