ROME - Roma beat Empoli 2-1 after extra time to reach the Italian Cup quarterfinals on Tuesday thanks to a very contentious penalty. Maurice Cheeks Jersey .Daniele De Rossi converted the spot kick five minutes from time, sending Empoli goalkeeper Davide Bassi the wrong way, after Piotr Zielinski was harshly adjudged to have brought down Leandro Paredes.You can see that he takes his legs away, but its difficult to tell whether it was before or after he got the ball, Roma coach Rudi Garcia said. I think the referee was in a great position to judge.Empoli almost equalized right at the end, but Roma goalkeeper Lukasz Skorupski pulled off a great save to deny Francesco Tavano.Roma was jeered off the pitch by its own fans after a lacklustre performance against a team struggling at the wrong end of the Serie A table, 22 points behind the capital club.Im upset above all for my players, Empoli coach Maurizio Sarri said. What did I think about the penalty? What everyone in the stadium thought, but the club has asked me not to comment on anything, although the pictures speak for themselves.Garcia may say it could have been a penalty, but not according to his players. I spoke to two Roma players and they said it wasnt a penalty.Roma got off to the perfect start as it took the lead with less than five minutes on the clock after Douglas Maicons cross was flicked on to Juan Manuel Iturbe.Empoli levelled 10 minutes from the end of normal time when Simone Verdi beat the offside trap to race past Davide Astori and round Roma goalkeeper Lukasz Skorupski before firing into the far corner.Ashley Cole made his first appearance for Roma in nearly two months — after poor form had seen him dropped to the bench. But his return lasted barely 23 minutes before he was carted off following an accidental kick to his chin from Matias Vecino.Roma will next face either Fiorentina or Atalanta. Hollis Thompson 76ers Jersey . - Mathew Barzal scored 3:47 into overtime as the Seattle Thunderbirds downed the visiting Everett Silvertips 4-3 on Tuesday in Western Hockey League playoff action. Nik Stauskas Jersey . Rajne Soderberg, the director of the Stockholm Diamond League event, said in an email Friday that the ban still holds. Euromeetings, the organization representing Europes top track events, "will continue to recommend that members do not invite athletes who we believe cause disrepute to our meetings and our sport.After not having a first round selection in his first season as GM, Masai Ujiri has an opportunity to make a mark in his second year with his team holding the no. 20 selection in the NBA Draft. Ujiri joined TSN 1050 to discuss the Raptors draft strategy and whether the team is leaning towards taking a hometown player. He mentioned player position will be a consideration, saying a “big three” would be appealing but at the end of the day one factor will take precedence. “Were going after the best talent available, thats for sure,” Ujiri said, while also commenting that he team is anticipating picking at their 20th spot at this point, but will also stay aggressive if there are opportunities to improve the club. Admitting that Tyler Ennis – who reportedly may fall into the range of where the Raptors are picking – is someone he has his eye on, Ujiri said that Ennis being a Toronto native is something the Raptors view as a positive. Swingman Robert Covington Jersey. “But if hes not the best talent available at that point, then its a different story,” Ujiri said. “Hes a very talented player and hes right there on our board, but who knows what will happen tomorrow.” Besides the draft, Ujiri also weighed in on where the team stands in its negotiations with free agent point guard Kyle Lowry. “Were going to attack it and go after getting something done…Hopefully we can be very fair to Kyle and get him back to leading the Toronto Raptors another season.” Ujiri: Draft strategy, Ennis a possibility? Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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