Beau Lund Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStockBy ABC News(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Thursday’s sports events:MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLINTERLEAGUELA Dodgers 5, Oakland 1AMERICAN LEAGUECleveland 5, Chi White Sox 4Toronto 4, NY Yankees 1Baltimore 13, Boston 1Houston 12, Texas 4Kansas City 8, Detroit 7NATIONAL LEAGUEPittsburgh 7, Chi Cubs 0Colorado 5, San Francisco 4NY Mets 3, Washington 2Miami 4, Atlanta 2St. Louis 4, Milwaukee 2NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFSLA Lakers 114, Denver 108 (LA leads 3-1)NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUEMiami 31, Jacksonville 13WOMEN’S NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFSSeattle 89, Minnesota 79Connecticut 77, Las Vegas 68Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. September 25, 2020 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 9/24/20
Gunners fans jeered Chelsea from the pitch and chanted that the Blues were ‘boring’ at the end of the goalless draw after watching their side shackled by a resilient defensive performance by Mourinho’s men which extended Arsene Wenger’s winless run against the Portuguese. Responding to the ‘boring’ chants, Mourinho said: “I’d agree. I played against them 10 times and I never lost. Press Association Jose Mourinho taunted Arsenal after extending his unbeaten run over Arsene Wenger to 10 games in Chelsea’s 0-0 draw at the Emirates Stadium on Monday night. “There are other sports without contact and fantastic sports and sports that demand a lot from the players, but no contact. “Football is a game of contact. English football, winter, water on the pitch, the sliding tackles become at a fantastic speed. So be proud, play with pride.” The Portuguese was content with the result which took his side fourth, two points behind Barclays Premier League leaders Liverpool, who lead Arsenal on goal difference and play at Stamford Bridge on Sunday. Mourinho added: “Happy with the result? I would say not unhappy. We came to win, we wanted to win, we didn’t want to lose. It’s very important not to lose, because if we lose we are five points behind the leader. “And, with a point, we are two points behind both leaders. That’s a completely different picture. We tried to win, but we are not unhappy with the point.” “‘Funny, funny Jose’. Ten times, they don’t win once. What do you want to call me?” The Blues boss also criticised Mikel Arteta for overreacting to a John Obi Mikel tackle. Arteta was on the receiving end of two ankle-high tackles from Mikel and Ramires, while Arsenal might have had a penalty after Willian’s challenge on Theo Walcott in the first half. Asked about Arsenal’s reaction to the decisions which went against the hosts, Mourinho said: “They like to cry – that’s tradition. I prefer to say that English people – and I give one example, Frank Lampard – would never provoke a situation like that. “Players from other countries, especially some countries, they have that in their blood. “Foreign players are bringing lots of good things, but I prefer English blood in football and English blood in these situations is ‘come on, let’s go’.” Asked specifically about Mikel’s tackle, Mourinho insisted it was fair. He added: “It was a hard one, an aggressive one. Football is for men or for women with fantastic attitude.
The Nigeria Football Federation have confirmed that Sunday Oliseh has been appointed as the Super Eagles’ boss.The former Nigeria midfielder and captain, who played 63 times for the team, has been named the head-coach, following the sacking of Stephen Keshi.Oliseh met with NFF officials on Tuesday, where an executive committee approved his appointment, however, details of his contract haven’t been made clear.”It’s a great honour to be coach of this great nation,” said Oliseh at the unveiling ceremony in Abuja.”I’m not coming as a messiah. I’m coming as a man who wants to serve his country and give 150%.”Gone are the days when we had individual players who can win games on their own. But we have potential,” he said. He also laid down the law to players of Nigerian origin on his requirements before they can feature for his team.”No player outside of first division in Nigeria or elsewhere will play for the Super Eagles. We will work together with the technical committee because if we fail, they fail,” he concluded.The ex-Nigeria international will now hope to inspire an immediate improvement in the Eagles’ fortunes, starting with a win against Tanzania in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in September.The new boss played for Nigeria from 1993-2002, where he won the Africa Cup of Nations in 1994 and Olympic gold in 1996.The 40-year-old played for top European teams before retiring, including Ajax Amsterdam, Borussia Dortmund and Juventus. –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySports