Press Association The charge follows an incident in the tunnel at the end of Villa’s 2-1 defeat to Swansea on Saturday. The tunnel was seen to be shaking from side to side after the teams entered it at the final whistle with Richards still angry following a clash with Federico Fernandez during the game. The FA studied that initial incident and decided not to take any action against Richards or Fernandez as the panel did not find either player had committed an act of violent conduct. However, Richards will face action after continuing the argument after the match. It is another blow to Villa, who are bottom of the Barclays Premier League and sacked manager Tim Sherwood on Sunday after their sixth straight defeat. Richards has until 6pm on Thursday to reply to his charge. Aston Villa captain Micah Richards has been charged with improper conduct by the Football Association.
Wellington 6 by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow â€” There are two storylines concerning todayâ€™s Haven Tournament Championship for the Wellington girls basketball team.Yes, the Lady Dukes beat Cheney 56-44 Friday night to reach the tournament crown game of this highly competitive tournament.But the second storyline is even more unique. Wellington is set to battle Goddard at 3:30 p.m. today.Why is that significant? Kevin Hackerott, the former head coach of the Wellington girls basketball program for five years, is now coaching Goddard.It has been three years since Hackerott left Wellington, and his Lions are pretty good, now 9-1. Thatâ€™s against Class 5A competition.In his five years at Wellington, Hackerott brought the Wellington girls basketball program to a new level of competition, leading it to its first state tournament berth in 2012. That team would go 21-3 and was the first state WellingtonÂ basketball team since 1957.This makes it an even more intriguing storyline. The current group of Wellington girls are 11-0 and are trying to break that season mark of 21-3. The irony here, Hackerott has a chance to help stop his own record from being broken.It will be a tough matchup.The contest almost happened, or it might have happened with both teams playing for third place. Both Wellington and Goddard had to come from behind to win. Goddard beat Rose Hill 49-41 – a Rocket team Wellington has to beat in sub-state in February to get to the Class 4A Div. 1 state tournament. The Rockets were leading until the fourth quarter when Hackerott’s troops would go on an 18-9 run to secure the win.Earlier in the evening, Wellington was having its hands full against Cheney, which beat Kingman by two points the game before. Cheney came in looking for an upset and for awhile it appeared as if it would happen.Cheney opened up a 17-13 lead to start the game using a sock-em-in-the-mouth approach and Wellington was getting into foul trouble early. Grace Mitchell and Shayland French both had three fouls by halftime. Still, early in the second quarter, Wellington would go on a 7-0 run and take a 20-17 lead. It would be a precarious lead to hold onto the rest of the way for the Lady Dukes. At the half, Wellington led 31-26. Cheney would narrow the margin to two, 40-38, outscoring Wellington 12-9 in the third quarter.When the fourth quarter arrived, junior Lauryn Snipes took over, hitting a 3-pointer, stealing the ball and making a layup thereafter to make it a 45-38 ballgame. The Crusaders would outscore Cheney 16-6 in the final frame for the win and win by double digits.Snipes led all scorers with 17. Grace Mitchell had 15 and Avery Rusk 12.Sumner Newscow will be having a live twitter feed for the contest this afternoon. â€” 13 WELLINGTON â€“Â Mitchell 15, Snipes 17, T. French 8, S. French 4, Rusk 12. 9 â€” 56 44 Cheney 12 9 Follow us on Twitter. Haven Girls Tournament 2nd round Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments CHENEY â€“Â Albers 13, Campbell 5, Freund 4, Ortiz 6, Wewe 3, Lonker 2, Higgins 6, Monson 5. 18 17 16