first_imgAmerican Airlines will soon be adding a third flight from Sioux City to their hub at Chicago’s O’Hare airport.Officials at Sioux Gateway Airport say the new mid-afternoon flight begins September 5th with a departure from Sioux City at 3:22 p.m. and an arrival in Chicago at 5 p.m.The return flight leaves Chicago at 1:20 p.m. and arrives in Sioux City at 2:53 p.m.Starting on October 4th, that third flight will arrive in Sioux City at 6:15 p.m. and depart here at 7p.m.last_img

Alba slams officials for missing Messi ‘goal’

first_imgLionel Messi ‘I could see it from the middle of the pitch’ – Alba slams officials for missing Messi ‘goal’ Chris Burton Last updated 1 year ago 15:48 11/27/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) Messi Suarez Valencia Barcelona Getty Lionel Messi Barcelona Valencia v Barcelona Valencia Primera División Barcelona’s talismanic forward saw the match officials deny him what could have been a precious strike in a top-of-the-table clash with Valencia Jordi Alba has slammed match officials for failing to spot that an effort from Lionel Messi had crossed the line in Barcelona’s clash with Valencia.The mercurial Argentine thought that he had given the Catalan giants the lead in a top-of-the-table encounter at the Mestalla.Messi 7/1 to be CL top scorer Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player With 30 minutes on the clock, Messi saw Valencia goalkeeper Neto fumble an effort from the edge of the area, resulting in the ball clearly crossing the line.Neither the referee nor his assistant awarded a goal, however, and with there no goal-line technology or VAR on offer in La Liga, Barcelona and their talismanic forward were left frustrated.Alba, who snatched a late leveller in a 1-1, told reporters on the incident after the final whistle: “It was a mistake by the referee.“Even from the middle of the pitch I could see it.”At the break we saw the replay and it is clear, these plays can’t be missed.”Neto Messi Valencia Barcelona ball over lineAlba struck eight minutes from time to earn Barca a point in a crunch clash, with his strike cancelling out an opener from Rodrigo on the hour mark.The result leaves Ernesto Valverde’s side four points clear of Valencia at the La Liga summit, with Los Che continuing to show that they are genuine contenders for the crown.Alba added on his former club: “The league table shows it, they are a clear candidate.”There is a lot of football left to play.”However, they are second for a reason.”It is, however, the Messi incident which will dominate the headlines for now.Valverde told reporters after the game: “We were in total control in the first half and we had a goal cancelled. In the second half, Valencia decided to pressure us and move forward more. Their goal hurt us, so we moved forward to attack more.”The cancelled goal damaged us and it was the wrong decision by the assistant referee.”Having seen a perfectly good effort ruled out, Messi is now on his worst scoring run in seven years – with six games having come and gone without finding the back of the net.last_img read more

Ronaldo strikes again to see off Morocco

first_imgPortugal 1 Morocco 0: Record-breaker Ronaldo sends Renard’s men out Stephen Creek Last updated 1 year ago 22:01 6/20/18 cristianoronaldo-cropped Getty Images Cristiano Ronaldo scored after four minutes to become the leading European international goal-scorer of all time as Portugal beat Morocco. Cristiano Ronaldo took just four minutes to score the goal that made him the top-scoring European in international football as Portugal beat Morocco 1-0 in Moscow to dump Herve Renard’s men out of the World Cup.One the tournament’s star performers so far picked up where he left off after his hat-trick against Spain in Portugal’s opening 3-3 Group B draw, heading Fernando Santos’ men into an early lead with a goal that moved him to 85 international goals – one ahead of the legendary Ferenc Puskas in the all-time standings.Morocco head coach Renard came into the game having seen his players denied a point after dominating much of their opening encounter against Iran and they were largely the better side here too, keeping Portugal on the back foot and quelling the threat of Ronaldo for long periods. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move Renard was involved in discussions with officials over two rejected first-half penalty claims but his side created enough chances to score from open play had they been more accurate in front of goal.Portugal once again relied upon Ronaldo to produce their best moments and the weaknesses evident throughout the rest of Santos’ team belie their pre-tournament billing as one of the favourites.Morocco will have the chance to restore some pride by claiming a result from their final Group B game against Spain and will then head home disappointed not to have had more to show for two good displays in Russia, while Portugal took a huge step towards the last 16.Victory for #POR thanks to another goal from @Cristiano! #PORMOR— FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) June 20, 2018Khalid Boutaib headed wide as Morocco began the match on the front foot but they were undone by the irrepressible Ronaldo before they could find their stride. Morocco defender Manuel da Costa failed to track the Real Madrid star as Joao Moutinho swung in a corner and Ronaldo stooped to power a header over goalkeeper Munir Mohamedi and into the middle of the goal. Their World Cup campaign hanging by a thread, Renard’s side rallied and Medhi Benatia brought a good low save from Rui Patricio with a downward far-post header and he was soon tested again by Hakim Ziyech’s raking drive from 20 yards. Portugal were pinned back for extended spells as Morocco attacked in waves without causing any major scares, and they might have extended their lead when Ronaldo played Goncalo Guedes into the box but Munir stood tall and made a one-handed save.Ronaldo blazed over the crossbar when Bernardo Silva’s mishit presented him with a clear shooting chance on the edge of the box early in the second half.Patricio then made a stunning save to preserve Portugal’s lead when Ziyech’s free-kick was headed towards goal by Younes Belhanda, the goalkeeper diving to palm the ball away from danger after it bounced up at him awkwardly.Ziyech whistled another set-piece just over the crossbar from 25 yards as the minutes ticked away and both Nordin Amrabat and Benatia fired over with better chances, but there was to be no last hurrah for Morocco as their hopes of making the knockout stage slipped out of reach.Key Opta stats:- Portugal have not lost against a non-European nation at the World Cup since June 2002, when they lost 1-0 to South Korea (W6 D3 since).- Morocco have lost seven of their last nine World Cup matches (W1 D1), failing to score in over half of those games (5).- Morocco have lost their opening two group games at the World Cup for the third different edition (also 1970 and 1994).- Portugal kept a clean sheet in a World Cup match for the first time since 2010, when they kept three in three group stage games – they had conceded in five consecutive games prior to today.- Ronaldo has become the first Portuguese player since Jose Torres in 1966 to score a goal with his right foot, left foot and head in a single World Cup tournament.- Ronaldo is the first player to score five consecutive World Cup goals for his team since Oleg Salenko for Russia in 1994.  read morelast_img read more