Ronaldo, Salah, Modric make FIFA shortlist, Messi doesn’t

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Djokovic gets through on hot day; Federer next at US Open? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegecenter_img Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Didier Deschamps, who led France to the World Cup title, was nominated alongside the coach he outwitted in the final: Zlatko Dalic of Croatia. Zinedine Zidane, who quit Real Madrid after a third straight Champions League title, completes the shortlist.The three coaches in contention for the women’s game award are: Asako Takakura, who led Japan to the Asian Games title last week, Reynald Pedros of France and Sarina Wiegman of the Netherlands.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Modric made the FIFA Best shortlist after helping Real Madrid to a third straight Champions League title in May and then leading Croatia to the World Cup final.Ronaldo left Madrid after the Champions League final win over Liverpool to join Juventus. Salah was injured in the final but was recognized for his Premier League record 32 goals for Liverpool.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’The women’s player shortlist is headed by five-time winner Marta of Brazil. The Orlando Pride player is up against Lyon teammates Ada Hegerberg of Norway and Dzsenifer Marozsan of Germany.COACHES Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Barcelona’s Lionel Messi celebrates scoring the opening goal during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Barcelona and Huesca at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday Sept. 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Eric Alonso)LONDON — Lionel Messi failed to make the world player of the year shortlist Monday for the first time since 2006, with Luka Modric and Mohamed Salah making their first appearance in the final three alongside Cristiano Ronaldo.Messi and Ronaldo have been the only winners of world soccer’s main individual award from FIFA since 2008.ADVERTISEMENT Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title 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 View commentslast_img read more

Man United see off Burnley at Turf Moor thanks to Romelu Lukaku brace

first_img Lukaku ensured the Red Devils left Turf Moor with all three points The sprightly Alexis Sanchez set up Lukaku for his first after his quick feet allowed him to cross the ball to the back post for the big Belgian to head home.Looking impressive in the new pink away kit, United then doubled their lead when Lukaku reacted quickest in the box after Joe Hart initially denied the impressive Jesse Lingard.The game seemed to be drawing to an inevitable conclusion as the second half began before bursting into life.A silly tackle by Aaron Lennon on substitute Rashford in the box looked to hand Lukaku the chance to get his hat-trick, but Paul Pogba stepped up instead – only to see Hart stop his weak spot kick. 4 BURNLEY NEXT PREMIER LEAGUE FIXTURES:Wolves (A), Bournemouth (H), Cardiff City (A), Huddersfield Town (H)MANCHESTER UNITED NEXT PREMIER LEAGUE FIXTURES:Watford (A), Wolves (H), West Ham (A), Newcastle United (H)PREMIER LEAGUE TABLE 4 Rashford lost his head after a robust challenge by Phil Bardsley center_img Romelu Lukaku scored his first Manchester United brace in over a year as the Red Devils comfortably saw off Burnley at Turf Moor.Despite finishing the game with ten men after Marcus Rashford’s red card, Jose Mourinho’s men answered their critics perfectly after a difficult week started with defeat against Tottenham Hotspur. 4 After initially looking bright off the bench, Rashford produced a moment of madness just moments later when, after a robust challenge by Phil Bardsley, he decided to butt heads with the former United man.Referee Jon Moss had no option but to brandish a red card to the England starlet, who is now set to miss the next three domestic games for violent conduct.For Sean Dyche, his Clarets side are surely in for a long season after showing little heart or passion throughout the 90 minutes – perhaps beleaguered by their early Europa League exploits.MATCH STATISTICS 4last_img read more