Panathinaikos Beats Olympiakos 1-0 in a Much Anticipated Game

first_imgATHENS — Panathinaikos beat Greek league leader Olympiakos 1-0 Sunday but second-placed Panionios failed to take advantage.Marcus Berg scored in the 15th minute for Panathinaikos with a blistering volley from just outside the area. Berg had put Victor Klonaridis in a close-range scoring position but Olympiakos goalkeeper Stefanos Kapino blocked the shot and Berg smashed in the rebound.Despite losing to its fiercest rival, Olympiakos kept its six-point lead with only five rounds to play after Panionios lost 1-0 at third-placed PAOK with a last-gasp goal.Click image to see the videoPanionios had a player ejected in the 77th and PAOK’s Dimitris Pelkas was also sent off after he scored in the fourth minute of injury time for gesturing towards Panionios’ bench.Olympiakos has 54 points, Panionios 48, PAOK 46 and Panathinaikos 45.Also Sunday, Levadiakos drew 2-2 at Xanthi and Giannena drew 1-1 at Asteras.Photo/ Eurokinissi Sports) Photos/ Eurokinissi Sports)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

NFL round-up: Cam Newton raises clenched fist as Panthers shock Patriots

first_imgnews The Carolina Panthers pulled off their biggest win of the season – and inflicted another defeat on the New England Patriots on Sunday – as Cam Newton took control of the game.Newton threw for three touchdowns and ran for another as the Panthers held off a late Patriots rally to win a thrilling contest 33-30. Newton also caused a stir for non-football reasons as he raised a clenched fist after scoring the 50th rushing touchdown of his career. Earlier in the week, the quarterback said he wanted to send a message of unity after Donald Trump’s attack on NFL players who chose to protest during the national anthem.“People feeling oppressed and people that are rich looking down on other people, you don’t get nowhere with that,” said Newton. “We all are created equal.” Share on Pinterest NFL protests drop off but fans boo Ravens and Jags for kneeling before anthem Share on WhatsApp NFL US sports Topics Share on Twitter Cam Newton Share via Email Share on Facebookcenter_img Share on Messenger Read more Carolina Panthers On Sunday, Newton picked apart the Patriots with ease as the Super Bowl champions’ defense struggled again: they have now conceded more points than any other team in the NFL this season. They now have the same record (2-2) as their AFC East rivals the New York Jets, who some predicted would fail to win a game this season. The Bills lead the division with a 3-1 record.In Sunday’s other early kick-offs, Deshaun Watson had the best game of his young career as he threw four touchdowns in the Houston Texans’ 57-14 thrashing of the Tennessee Titans. Andy Dalton also had four touchdown passes as the Bengals beat the winless Cleveland Browns 31-7. There were also wins for the Detroit Lions over the Minnesota Vikings and the Buffalo Bills over the Atlanta Falcons. The Jets beat the Jaguars 23-20 thanks to an overtime field goal.The Los Angeles Rams continued their resurgence with a comeback 35-30 win against the Dallas Cowboys, while the Pittsburgh Steelers beat their AFC North rivals 26-9.In the later kickoffs, the Arizona Cardinals had an overtime touchdown to thank for their victory over the San Francisco 49ers, while the Tampa Bay Buccaneers ensured the New York Giants remain winless. The Denver Broncos beat the Oakland Raiders, and the Philadelphia Eagles topped the 0-4 Chargers.The Seattle Seahawks often start the season slowly and they were sluggish in the first half of their Sunday Night Football match-up with the Indianapolis Colts, as they trailed 15-10. But a big third quarter, in which they piled on 22 points, helped them to a 46-18 victory. Russell Wilson was picked off twice but also threw for two touchdowns and ran in another.Earlier the New Orleans Saints had beaten the struggling Miami Dolphins 20-0 in a poor game at Wembley. New England Patriots Support The Guardian … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Since you’re here… Share on LinkedIn Reuse this contentlast_img read more