The Football Association announced the charge, which comes after Moyes said United were “playing referees as well as the opposition” following his side’s third defeat in a row. An FA statement read: “Manchester United manager David Moyes has been charged for misconduct by The FA in relation to post-match media comments he made following his side’s game against Sunderland on Tuesday 7 January 2014. “It is alleged the comments called into question the integrity of the match officials appointed to that fixture and/or appointed to Manchester United fixtures generally, and/or implied that such match officials are motivated by bias; and/or brought the game into disrepute, in contravention of Rule E3(1).” Moyes has until 6pm on January 15 to respond to the charge. Moyes issued his blast after questioning the awarding of a free-kick that led to Sunderland’s opening goal and a penalty. It followed the United manager saying it was “scandalous” his side were not awarded a late penalty against Tottenham at Old Trafford. He said on Tuesday: “I feel we are having to play the opposition and the referees. We are all just laughing at them at the minute.” Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers was fined £8,000 and warned as to his conduct on Thursday after admitting a similar charge. Press Association Manchester United manager David Moyes has been charged with misconduct for his comments about match officials following the 2-1 defeat by Sunderland in the Capital One Cup.
Guyana go down 16-1 to NewfoundlandTHE Guyana Women 21U team yesterday played their first match in Baseball Canada’s Women 21U Invitational in Halifax Canada.The game against Newfoundland, one of Canada’s smaller provinces was the second of the competition.The Guyana Women, dubbed the Kanimas, got off to a slow start playing as the Home team for this game.Eight runs were allowed in the first innings and starting pitcher Sauda Smartt was moved to the outfield after being overcome with nerves as the first innings at bat saw the Kanimas hold their own, with a single from lead of batter Emily RamsuchitRamsuchit who then cleverly stole second, got to third on a passed ball and raced home on a double from Aletha Crandon to score Guyana’s first International run in clever style.Unfortunately it was to be the only run scored as Marisa Jahoor was taken for four runs in the second. The coaches made the decision to make the change early to Shamira Ramsuchit who steadied the ship giving up only 2 runs before handing off to Ianna Graham who closed the last two innings with 4 strikeouts and one run conceded by an error at shortstop.Graham was awarded player-of-the-match for Guyana as the team went down 16-1.Team manager Robin Singh, after the game, preferred to look at the positives, saying, “We did have a deer in the headlights moment but the recovery was evident and we competed well in the closing innings of the match.”