Archive | October 15, 2015

Pistorius to be released next week….

Former Olympic and Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius will be released from jail in South Africa next week. He was sentenced to five years for culpable homicide in September last year after shooting dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Pistorius will be released on Tuesday 20 October on correctional supervision. The 27-year-old killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day last year. He says he shot her by mistake, fearing there was an intruder in his house in Pretoria. Ms Steenkamp, a 29-year-old model, reality TV star and law graduate, was hit three times by bullets fired by Pistorius through a toilet door.

Ings out for season….

Danny Ings

Liverpool’s Danny Ings will miss the rest of the season with a cruciate ligament injury. The forward was injured in training on Tuesday – Klopp’s first session in charge. Ings had made a fine start to the season, scoring three goals and earning his first England call-up. The injury almost certainly rules him out of Euro 2016. It’s Liverpool’s second season-ending cruciate knee injury in a matter of days after Joe Gomez was sidelined with a similar injury on Wednesday. Ings moved to Anfield in the summer after impressing in Burnley’s relegation fight last season. The news is a big blow for new Reds manager Jurgen Klopp, who must now rejig his plans for Liverpool’s attack. The injury to Danny Ings leaves Divock Origi as Liverpool’s only fully fit striker, with Christian Benteke still recovering from a hamstring injury and Daniel Sturridge working his way back to full fitness. Ings previously suffered a serious knee at the start of the 2012-13 season.

Mourinho fined by FA for comments….

Jose Mourinho

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has been given a suspended one-match stadium ban and fined £50,000 by the Football Association for comments made about match officials. Mourinho had claimed officials were “afraid” to award his team penalties after Robert Madley denied Chelsea a spot-kick in a 3-1 loss to Southampton. The FA charged that his comments “imply bias on the part of a match official”. Mourinho’s ban will only be enforced if he repeats the offence within a year. The home defeat by Southampton was Chelsea’s fourth loss in the defending champions’ opening eight Premier League games of the season and left them 10 points behind leaders Manchester City and four points above the relegation zone. Speaking after the game, Mourinho had said the Blues were “always punished” by officials because “there is always a question mark” from the media. “If the Football Association wants to punish me they can. They don’t punish other managers,” he added. A Chelsea spokesperson told BBC Sport the club would wait to read the FA’s full reasoning before making any comment on the verdict. Mourinho was charged hours after the Blues said the Portuguese retained their “full support” following back-to-back defeats. His side return to Premier League action at home to Aston Villa – four points and two places below them – on Saturday.