Jamie Murray, Bethanie Mattek-Sands repeat as US Open mixed doubles champs

first_imgTwins’ Michael Pineda suspended 60 games for banned diuretic Teen dead, another hurt in vehicular collision in Santiago City New Zealander Venus and Taiwan’s Chan, who lost to Murray and Hingis in the 2017 US Open mixed final, had not dropped a set until the final.“Very happy to play again with Michael,” Chan said. “We hope we can come back again and win this match.” Heart Evangelista, Kim Chiu, more celebs appeal for animal rescue after Taal eruption Phivolcs: Cloud seeding in ashfall affected areas needs study PLAY LIST 01:52Phivolcs: Cloud seeding in ashfall affected areas needs study01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist LOOK: Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruption LOOK: Kryz Uy, Slater Young expecting first son Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Murray, a 33-year-old Scotsman, and Mattek-Sands combined to hit 23 winners with only 11 unforced errors in collecting the $160,000 top prize.“Jamie, you were on fire this whole two weeks,” Mattek-Sands said. “We have a lot of fun. He keeps me grounded. I’m the energetic one.”Add Murray: “She says I’m the yin to her yang.”Murray’s other Grand Slam mixed doubles crowns came at Wimbledon in 2007 and 2017.Mattek-Sands also has Grand Slam mixed doubles titles at the 2012 Australian Open with Romanian Horia Tecau and the 2015 French Open with compatriot Mike Bryan.ADVERTISEMENT Residents rescue horses, farm animals left on volcano island Murray, who also won the 2017 US Open mixed doubles crown with Martina Hingis, became the first man to capture three US Open mixed doubles titles in a row since Australia’s Neale Fraser from 1958-1960.“We played amazing the whole two weeks, especially the semi-fianls and finals,” Murray said. “I’ve always had fun on the court. Really happy to win again.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4Mattek-Sands ended matters after 59 minutes with a backhand service return winner.“They were all over us from the start,” Venus said. “Too good.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Robredo to visit Batangas families displaced by Taal erruption Canada yet to decide if it will pay Harry and Meghan security costs MOST READ NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 07: (L-R) Jamie Murray of Great Britain and Bethanie Mattek-Sands of the United States celebrate match point after their Mixed Doubles final match against Michael Venus of New Zealand and Hao-Ching Chan of Chinese Taipei on day thirteen of the 2019 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 07, 2019 in the Queens borough of New York City. Clive Brunskill/Getty Images/AFPBritain’s Jamie Murray and Bethanie Mattek-Sands of the United States captured their second consecutive US Open mixed doubles title on Saturday, defeating top seeds Chan Hao-Ching and Michael Venus 6-2, 6-3.They became the first mixed doubles duo to win back-to-back US Open titles since South African Kevin Curran and American Anne Smith in 1981 and 1982.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Govt roasted over ‘incompetence’ against errant land developers

first_img…“you hold the reins of government now; you have to do that”, Jagdeo declaresFormer President Bharrat Jagdeo, speaking at a media engagement with members of the local press corps at his Church Street Office yesterday, added his voice to the growing public debate regarding private developers who have inked agreements with the State’s Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) and are now in breach of their obligations.He has said action should be taken against them, since the agreements andOpposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeoobligations entered into under such agreements are enforceable by the State.Swaths of land had been sold to private developers during the People’s Progressive Party/Civic’s (PPP/C’s) tenure in office, but developers have now found themselves embroiled in court and other public battles over perceived wrong-doings.Jagdeo, now Opposition Leader, told reporters the impression is being conveyed that the deals the PPP/C has entered with private developers were corrupt transactions, and this Administration is helpless to enforce those contracts. He said another impression being conveyed is that the developers owe the state millions of dollars; and furthermore, some of them might have profiteered by selling off their lands to other parties for higher prices.Jagdeo steadfastly maintained that any arrangement entered into between the PPP/C Administration and private developers had came out of a public process wherein Government had sought private capital and assistance in accelerating its housing programme.Referring to a 2010 advertisement which called for Expressions of Interest for housing development along the lower East Bank Demerara Corridor (Eccles to Mocha), the Opposition Leader said that public plea had outlined all of the conditions that were expected of the private developers, and that engagement was a public process.He said proposals were submitted, and the developers acquired lands that were bound by a contract and sold at a particular price in exchange for commitments to invest in the projects, and to develop them so that the housing programme could develop even faster.According to Jagdeo, “Each of these developers would have a contract with conditions that they have to meet to get, and develop, the land. If they breach any of these conditions, then the Government has the authority, the power, to enforce these contracts.”Referring to lands that had been transferred in 2014, Jagdeo remind that although the reports implicate him as President at the time, he had already demitted office since 2011.“I know that once is Kaieteur News (reporting), everything they going to say is (going to implicate) Jagdeo,” he said.Referring to recent reports repeatedly being carried by that daily implicating an employee of Dr Ranjisinghi ‘Bobby’ Ramroop as having profiteered, the former president said he inquired of the then Housing Minister, Irfaan Ali, as to whether that transaction was subject to a public process, and had received an affirmative response. According to Jagdeo, he was told that the contract was a standard one that had gone through the public process.Ali had, a day earlier, in a public missive, also debunked assertions being peddled by the Kaieteur News regarding the lands issued to private developers, and had highlighted the deliberate misrepresentation of the transactions.“The same company that was written about in the Kaieteur News in a spectacular fashion has a contract like every other company, with obligations,” Jagdeo stated.Jagdeo had this to say: “It is our contention that if people have contracts with the State, governments change, but the obligation remains the same; the obligations to the State, if you have (a) contract with the State, would not change.”He also questioned the motives of the Government in speaking to the details of the lands contracts while wanting to protect the contract it inked for oil production. “I am aware there are several developers who are in breach of their contracts with the Government,” Jagdeo said.The Opposition Leader was firm in his conviction that it is the responsibility of the government of the day to enforce the law in regard to any breach of contract with the Government of Guyana, and he said the current ruling Administration would have the full support of the Opposition should it pursue such a course of action.“If they (private developers) did not do what they promise to do, then there must be a penalty…you hold the reins of Government now; you have to do that (initiate action),” Jagdeo declared.He reiterated that should any developer be found in breach of a contract which was secured through a public process, “then they must be held accountable. This is our position on these matters.”The Opposition Leader said it is simple: if laws were broken or contractual arrangements breached through profiteering or other such violations, then it is the government of the day that must act. “We will support the enforcement action of the State,” the former president assured.Speaking to the transparent nature of the contracts inked under the PPP/C, Jagdeo suggested: “If it was an underhand deal, none of these people would have had the contracts with obligations…If it was underhand, they would have had just an outright sale of the land to them at a low price, and that’s the end of it; but there is a contract that they have.”Jagdeo said he was merely looking to defend the public nature of the process. He insisted that the current coalition Administration would do well to take action, rather than making excuses in order to protect the state. “But they are so incompetent they can’t even do that; they complain and run over to the Kaieteur News and say, ‘Look, the PPP left a bad deal here’,” he stated.last_img read more

I want to cancel Christmas- Barcelona boss

first_imgAnd Martino lamented the fact that La Liga will shut down for two weeks after his side visit Getafe next Sunday.“It is a shame that the league will stop because we are in good form. After playing against such a difficult opponent and playing three very good games in a row, I wish we could postpone Christmas,” he said.Neymar was once again the star of the show in the injured Lionel Messi’s absence as he opened the scoring from the penalty spot and then slotted home the winner 22 minutes from time after Mateo Musacchio had brought Villarreal level.Meanwhile, Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti said he couldn’t understand referee Clos Gomez’s decision to send off Sergio Ramos as Madrid fell five points behind Barcelona after drawing 2-2 at Osasuna on Saturday.Two first-half headers from Oriol Riera had put the hosts in control and things went from bad to worse for Madrid when Ramos was shown his 18th red card for the club a minute before half-time.However, Isco pulled a goal back for the visitors before the break and after Osasuna had also been reduced to 10 men by Francisco Silva’s dismissal, Pepe headed home the equaliser 10 minutes from time.Ancelotti’s men did have legitimate reasons to complain about the performance of Gomez as both of the yellow cards shown to Ramos appeared harsh, while he also waved away a strong penalty claim after Alejandro Arrbias had upended Luka Modric with the score at 1-0.And the Italian said he felt Ramos in particular had been hard done by.“I don’t like to talk about the referee’s decisions, but it was a difficult decision to understand. The first (card) is not even a foul. I don’t know what happened.”Real keeper Diego Lopez was stronger in his criticism of the referee for not spotting the foul on Modric inside the area.“We knew that coming here was going to be difficult. It wasn’t our best match, but the game was conditioned by the referee’s decisions, or rather the ones he didn’t make. I have seen that it was a penalty on Luka,” the told reporters.“We had some very clear chances early on and the game would have been different if we had taken them. Then they scored two goals and in the second-half at 2-1 we had to come out and fight. We are upset because we have lost two points, but the important thing is that we fought till the end.”Ancelotti also praised the response of his players after falling two goals and a man down.“We lost a bit of control of the game after the first goal because we had played very well and with a lot of quality in the first 20 minutes,” he said.“It was incredible to be 2-0 down with 10 men towards the end of the first-half given how we had played.“The team showed great character and attitude to come back and draw the game.”Madrid’s draw allowed Barcelona to extend their lead on their eternal rivals with a 2-1 win over Villarreal at the Camp Nou.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000MADRID, December 15 – Barcelona boss Gerardo Martino believes Christmas has come at the wrong time for his side as they recorded their third win in eight days with a 2-1 victory over Villarreal on Saturday.The victory moved Barca five points clear of Real Madrid at the top of La Liga after Carlo Ancelotti’s team could only manage a 2-2 draw away to Osasuna.last_img read more

Nani unsure of United return

first_imgCurrent manager Louis van Gaal gave the Nani a chance to play his way back into the first team during United’s pre-season campaign, but the Portuguese failed to impress.He was promptly loaned to Sporting as part of Marcos Rojo’s transfer the other way.“I don’t know (if I will go back). At the moment I just want to enjoy the football, I want to play, I want to be at my best and then let’s see what happens in the future,” said Nani.“But at the moment I am a Manchester United player, so I’m just here to get back to my best.”The winger has scored twice in five games since returning to his boyhood club, and played in Sporting’s 1-0 loss Chelsea in the Champions League on Tuesday.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000LISBON, October 1-Portugal international wing Nani says he is unsure whether he will ever play for Manchester United again.Nani joined United from Sporting Lisbon for €25 million in 2007, but he has under-performed in recent seasons and his form slumped even further during David Moyes’ short tenure as United manager.last_img read more

PSAC announces updated drilling forecast with increases in B.C. and Alberta

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Petroleum Services Association of Canada has announced its third updated forecast for drilling in Canada.They are increasing the number of 6,680 wells to be drilled across Canada for 2017 to 7,200 wells drilled.“One of the events that played out that was not well understood at the time of the original forecast was the relatively quick impact of the transfer of investment out of the oilsands into the conventional sector and, more specifically, towards liquid rich natural gas and light tight oil which ultimately provide a faster return on investment dollars than the longer-term investment oilsands projects. This investment shift played an important role in taking a rig count from what we thought would be closer to 200 active rigs to well over 300 in Q1-2017,” said PSAC President and CEO Mark Salkeld.In B.C., it is expected that 580 wells will be drilled up from the original estimate of just 300.- Advertisement -In Alberta, they are expecting 3,604 wells to be drilled in Alberta, up from 1,900 wells in the original forecast.The new forecast for Saskatchewan now sits at 2,794 wells compared to 1,940 wells in the original forecast, and Manitoba is forecasted to see 206 wells or a jump of 156 in well count for 2017.Advertisementlast_img read more

Premier League round-up: Southampton sink Arsenal at St Mary’s

first_img1 Sadio Mane Arsenal missed out on the chance to move back into a top four position following a 2-0 defeat to Southampton at St Mary’s.Sadio Mane opened the scoring when he clipped the ball over Gunners goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny after 34 minutes. The Polish goalkeeper had an afternoon to forget, and saw Dusan Tadic double the Saints’ advantage when a defensive mix-up allowed the Serbian an easy opportunity.The result leaves Ronald Koeman’s side just one point behind third-placed Manchester United, and three points ahead of Arsene Wenger’s side.Manchester City, who let a two-goal lead slip against Burnley last Sunday, saw history repeat itself against Sunderland at the Etihad. Manuel Pellegrini’s side appeared to be cruising when Stevan Jovetic gave the Blues a 2-0 lead, but Jack Rodwell and Adam Johnson got the visitors back on terms. Frank Lampard, who recently agreed to stay at City until the end of the season, was on hand to head home the winner, though, giving the Blues a 3-2 victory.Man City might have been able to recover from their defensive frailties, but Liverpool, who also threw away a two-goal lead, were not as lucky.Steven Gerrard scored two penalties against Leicester City at Anfield, although, in truth, the Reds were fortunate to be awarded both. For the first, replays showed Wes Morgan was hit in the face, rather than his arm, by the ball, and then Danny Simpson was also harshly judged to have handled in the box. But a second-half fightback saw David Nugent and Jeffrey Schlupp score goals to hand the Midlanders a point.Alan Pardew, who is due to be named the new Crystal Palace manager in the coming days, watched on as the Eagles played out a drab 0-0 draw with Aston Villa at Villa Park.Pardew’s former club Newcastle, meanwhile, drew 3-3 with Burnley at St James’ Park as their indifferent form continued. Steven Taylor gave the Magpies the lead, before Paul Dummett scored an own goal to get the Clarets back in the match. Jack Colback’s stunning effort handed the home side the lead again, but Danny Ings’ header levelled things. Moussa Sissoko thought he had handed the hosts all three points, but a late George Boyd effort saw both teams share the points.Wilfried Bony rescued a point for Swansea against QPR with a dramatic late goal. Leroy Fer’s astonishing strike looked to have handed QPR all three points at Loftus Road, but Bony struck in injury-time to snatch a draw for the visitors.New West Brom boss Tony Pulis watched from the stands as the Baggies drew 1-1 with West Ham. Diafra Sakho scored the opening goal for the Hammers but Saido Berahino, who has been linked with a move away from the Hawthorns, equalised just before half-time.Everton’s awful form continued as Hull City ran out 2-0 winners at the KC Stadium. The Toffees have now lost seven of their last nine fixtures, as the pressure mounts on Roberto Matinez. The Tigers had Ahmed Elmohamady and former Goodison Park striker Nikica Jelavic to thank for their victory.  Earlier in the day, Manchester United drew 1-1 with Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium.Premier League resultsAston Villa 0-0 Crystal PalaceHull 2-0 EvertonLiverpool 2-2 LeicesterMan City 3-2 SunderlandNewcastle 3-3 BurnleyQPR 1-1 SwanseaSouthampton 2-0 ArsenalWest Ham 1-1 West Bromlast_img read more

New Potter film builds anticipation for next book

first_imgThe Hogwarts Express pulled into movie theaters today, starting a week of anticipation for the final chapter in the life of the bespectacled boy wizard. While the film version of the series’ fifth book, “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” was released across the country, fans of the fantasy series will have to wait until July 21 to get answers to rumors and questions regarding the ending of Harry Potter and his adventures at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Area book stores have organized events around the release of the seventh and final book, and even the waiting list for the book at Los Angeles County public libraries has exploded. A county library official said Monday that 795 people have signed up to borrow the nearly 600 books the county will receive of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.” Officials said each library will get six copies of the book. David Wysocki, community library manager at the Hacienda Heights Library, said that when it comes to the number of requests, Harry Potter is in a league of his own. With the movie’s release, many people have been motivated to check out some of the earlier Harry Potter books for the first time or to reread them. “It’s Harry Potter and everyone else,” Wysocki said. “Even Oprah can’t move this many books.” Children and young adult readership has risen in large part because of the Harry Potter series, librarians said. Fantasy genre books continue to attract readers, librarians said, including “Harry Potter wannabes” such as the Lemony Snicket series and a vampire love trilogy by author Stephanie Meyer. Readers of some fantasy genre books are in the fifth- through 12th-grades, Wysocki said. While some of these books are getting children to read, librarians said their impact was nothing compared to Harry Potter. But officials said even with the final book’s release next week, they still expect large numbers of people to visit the library. “Good readers are still reading,” Delatte said. caroline.an@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2108 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Librarians said Tuesday that young readers took to Harry Potter’s adventures like no other book in memory. Monique Delatte, young-adult librarian at the West Covina Public Library, said Harry Potter was the book everyone wanted. “There is not another series they are talking about,” she said. “Nothing quite like this.” One local library capitalized on the fervor by having an all-day Harry Potter movie marathon Tuesday. The first showing began at 9 a.m. and played to four people, but they expected to have larger audiences later. With the final book to be released next week, librarians are unsure what next book or series will charm readers in the same way. last_img read more

VIEWPOINT: VOTING ‘YES’ IN REFERENDUM IS LIKE GIVING THE FOX THE KEYS TO THE HENHOUSE

first_imgDear Parents,As you know the state is trying to take over from you our parents, the right to decide what is best for us, what our rights are and what is in our best interest.Despite the appalling record of state institutions entrusted with the care of neglected children, they claim that they are doing this, taking over control because they know better than you do and are concerned and care for your children and will suggest to you that you are uncaring if you do not agree with them i.e. vote YES in this referendum. We your children say the opposite show us your loving care by voting NO. The state intrusion into family matters is setting us, you and your children on a collision course of our rights and yours. The state will set itself up as judge to adjudicate, they will claim that the constitution is amended, it gives them the right and that you, if you vote yes will have ratified their claim. This will have far reaching and disastrous consequences.To raise one example in some other countries a 14 year old girl has the right to have an abortion without reference to her parents, without their knowledge or consent. Is that the kind of thing you want to say yes to? Situations of this and other kinds have become a nightmare for parents in those countries. Those who are sticking for your YES vote will not, of course tell you all that is entailed, they never do. They are once again trying to sell you a pig in a poke. Do not buy it.In their attempt to justify a takeover of your right to decide for your children to soften you and condition you to comply they will continue bombarding you with impressions, messages and examples of hard cases.These are the same people who not so long ago pledged not to introduce abortion and are now grasping around to find a way to wriggle out of that commitment….. so much for their care and credibility. When abroad their sole motivation seems to be to say yes to their European bosses, to sign up to everything they are told, to catch up with and emulate European lifestyles. We are an embarrassment to them. Their European colleagues are probably taunting them and asking them “when are you going to leave your tradition values behind, lead your people out of the dark ages”…….”get with it”!?! You should read what Kathy Sinnot, MEP, has to say in the Alive Monthly about the bind our Irish officials have got themselves into abroad. Writing in the October issue of Alive in an article headed “Government hotting up war on parents rights” she sums up at the end….. “The children’s rights referendum is about giving the keys of the hen house to the fox”…….. NO THANK YOU.After your experience of our “state’s childcare” and their handling of our affairs in general for as long as you remember you don’t have much reason to trust them, nor do we, we trust you far more, we trust you completely. We know that you love us and have our well-being’s at heart. We plead with you to hold on to your right to decide for us everything that concerns us, our up-bringing, our well-being, our education etc. It is your right, your god-given right and not the state’s with regards to our neglected children, the constitution already provides for their care. The state does not need to be given more power. They already have enough and this is a view shared by many people including solicitors, judges and high court judges.Nothing can be more traumatic for parents and their children to be separated. It should absolutely be the last resort and based on factual knowledge, it should not be left to stranger’s acting on behalf of the state. Perhaps a Children’s Community Alert should be established in every parish getting local nurses, doctors, teachers, ministers, gardi and neighbours involved who know the family concerned and are familiar with the circumstances. In this way the state power could be curbed, not increased.Father SweeneyRamelton VIEWPOINT: VOTING ‘YES’ IN REFERENDUM IS LIKE GIVING THE FOX THE KEYS TO THE HENHOUSE was last modified: November 5th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:VIEWPOINT: VOTING ‘YES’ IN REFERENDUM IS LIKE GIVING THE FOX THE KEYS TO THE HENHOUSElast_img read more

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ‘set to be appointed Man United manager this week’

first_img no dice 1 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has exceeded expectations at Manchester United Manchester United could appoint Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as their permanent manager this week, according to reports.The Norwegian has led United to within two points of fourth placed Arsenal in the Premier League, as well as the Champions League quarter-finals. LIVE on talkSPORT Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? “But you have to say also that with Mike, Michael and Kieran, they work very well together. It’s not only Ole.”United face a season-defining month in April when they take on Barcelona in the Champions League quarter-finals, while also facing Premier League clashes against Manchester City and Chelsea.Solskjaer’s men will be looking to bounce back from two successive defeats to Arsenal and Wolves when they entertain Watford on Saturday. Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card The 46-year-old has been backed to stay in the Old Trafford hot seat by club legends Gary Neville and Rio Ferdinand.Solskjaer and his No.2 Mike Phelan have been working alongside first-team coaches Kieran McKenna and Michael Carrick.There has also been praise of Solskjaer’s work from within the United dressing room, with midfielder Nemanja Matic saying: “I think he’s a great manager. I will be happy if he stays and I hope he will. Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars gameday cracker shining There are six live commentaries across the talkSPORT network this week. Find out what they are and where to hear them, below… BEST OF REVEALED LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS center_img Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury RANKED Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT And he is the red-hot favourite to land the job on a full-time basis after winning 14 of his 19 games as caretaker since replacing the sacked Jose Mourinho in December.The Daily Mail report United are close to giving Solskjaer a permanent contract, moving their original plans to announce a decision at the end of the season forward. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won REPLY ADVICE Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ huge blow REVEALED Czech Republic vs Brazil (Tuesday) – talkSPORT 2West Brom vs Birmingham (Friday) – talkSPORT 2Brighton vs Southampton (Saturday) – talkSPORT 2West Ham vs Everton (Saturday) – talkSPORTMiddlesbrough vs Norwich (Saturday) – talkSPORT 2Portsmouth vs Sunderland (Sunday) – talkSPORT 2last_img read more

Ball: Referee may have been swayed by Celtic players

first_imgBall reflected on a hard-fought game where he felt both teams gave their all and admitted the overriding feeling was one of disappointment.“I thought as a team we performed really well and on another day we could have won.,” he said.“I’m just gutted we haven’t gone and won, to be honest.” Aberdeen’s Dominic Ball has said that League Cup final referee Andrew Dallas may have been swayed by Celtic players when awarding a penalty against his team.The Dons were 1-0 down at Hampden when Dallas pointed to the spot and gave Celtic a penalty, saying that Ball had handled the ball in the box.Television replays show Ball was outside the area and that the ball struck his hand after he headed it. The player said the decision was wrong and suggested that Dallas had made the call because of appeals from the opposition.Scott Sinclair saw the resultant spot-kick saved by Joe Lewis but the injustice still angered Ball. “Its a terrible decision, ” he said. “It was outside the box and I’ve headed it first. It was a terrible decision.“[Dallas] said to me the complete opposite. He said ‘It was in the box and it’s hit your hand’ so there’s not much more I can do there.“I think he might have been affected by the Celtic players calling for it but I knew straight away.“With a decision like that, had that gone in, the game’s completely over. I think there was a few decisions like that.”last_img read more