EVERTON WIN Romelu Lukaku struck twice in the first half and Ross Barkley added a late third as Everton beat Southampton 3-0 for their first win of the season. Swansea joined Everton on four points after winning 2-0 at home to Newcastle, with Bafetimbi Gomis and Andre Ayew scoring. Newcastle played the second half with 10 men after Daryl Janmaat was sent off in the 41st for two yellow cards. Watford drew 0-0 with West Bromwich Albion in Saturday’s other game. Man United won 1-0 at Aston Villa on Friday and are the other team on six points alongside Leicester, ahead of Manchester City’s game against Chelsea and Crystal Palace hosting Arsenal today. Leicester were in the headlines for the wrong reasons during the week, with striker Jamie Vardy fined after he was filmed using racist language towards a Japanese man in a casino. Vardy spoke to Okazaki, who joined Leicester in the off season, about the situation and the pair started together up front. They combined for the 27th-minute opener, with Vardy crossing for Okazaki to score at the second attempt after his initial shot was saved. Mahrez doubled the lead in the 38th. West Ham couldn’t replicate its performance from last weekend, when they beat Arsenal 2-0 away, and their hopes of a comeback ended when goalkeeper Adrian was sent off in injury time for a kick on Vardy. No team has scored more points than Leicester (28) in the Premier League since the start of April, yet Ranieri is remaining grounded. “We want to achieve 40 points to maintain the Premier League (status),” the Italian coach said. “That’s our goal.” The season hasn’t started so well for another team that narrowly avoided the drop last season. Sunderland were booed by their own fans during a 3-1 home defeat to Norwich and have lost both their games, conceding seven goals. “It was even worse than last week,” Sunderland manager Dick Advocaat said. “We have to go back to the basics.” Stoke scored twice in the final 12 minutes through Marko Arnautovic, from the penalty spot, and Mame Biram Diouf to salvage a 2-2 draw at Tottenham, keeping both teams without a win after two rounds. REMAINING GROUNDED MANCHESTER, England (AP): After being relegation candidates for most of last season, Leicester could be spending more time at the other end of the Barclays Premier League table this time around. A 2-1 win at West Ham yesterday gave Leicester a second straight victory to open the season and moved the team to top of the fledgling standings, on goal difference above Manchester United. Japan striker Shinji Okazaki and winger Riyad Mahrez, with his third goal already this season, scored for Leicester in the first half to take their tally to six goals in two games after a 4-2 win over Sunderland. Leicester won seven of their last nine games to escape relegation in their first year back in England’s top division and the good form is continuing under new manager Claudio Ranieri, who replaced Nigel Pearson in the off season.
“I have to watch him (Lawrence) to see if he is fit, or not fit. I can’t watch him and then go talk to him live, which is very, very important. We receive Francis as a left defender as that was our problem at the Gold Cup. Kemar Lawrence was out (in the) third match, and one of the problems is we couldn’t find a second player at the same level. Shaun Francis is very good, but I have only seen him on the TV, so I will have to talk to him,” he commented. However, he believes that in order to get the result we need in Panama, everyone must bond together and fight for the country. “We have to fight together. The players need support not only from me, but from everyone. People tell me they are behind the team, and it’s very good. “But we need 100 per cent tactical discipline on the field, fighting, and luck. We need luck. You cannot win without luck, so we need a bit of luck, but you have to fight for luck,” he noted. “We watch for the best for us – which tactics can win and the players we have to go out and do it. So we can (get result) and I believe in the Jamaica team because if I don’t believe, then who will believe?” he added. Jamaica senior footballers will arrive in Panama next Tuesday for their must-win CONCACAF Group B World Cup qualifier against the hosts on Friday, September 2. The players are scheduled to arrive at various times and Schäfer believes this might limit the time he has to fine-tune preparations. However, he remains confident that they’ll get three points, to keep their World Cup dream alive, going into the final match against Haiti days later. “We arrive in Panama on 30th. It will be difficult travelling from London to Kingston to Miami to Panama. There will be seven and six hours difference, but I hope the players make our training in two days and we can have long practice and meeting with the players and work on team work and team spirit,” said Schäfer. “Not all players will come at the same time. So it will be difficult for training (on the) same day of arriving, we will only train in the gym when the players come from England or Germany. The MLS players will come later. But we are ready for this match, we have a very strong team with good spirit,” he added. Omar Holness, Shaun Francis and Corey Burke have all earned a recall after some time out of the squad. Francis impressed Schäfer and was drafted as a possible replacement for Kemar Lawrence, who is in the squad but still not fully recovered from an injury he picked up in the Gold Cup. COULDN’T FIND SECOND PLAYER
MOST READ Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Lue moved Jae Crowder out of the starting lineup and replaced him with Thompson, who took over at center and moved Love back to his usual spot at power forward.The new/old look paid off for one game and Rose came up big, scoring seven straight points in the third when Lue pulled an ineffective Thomas, who finished with 12 points. Rose recently returned after missing two months with ankle injuries.Smith has been in a miserable shooting funk, but he found his stroke in the first quarter.He made three straight 3-pointers and made 4 of 6 in the opening 12 minutes. One of the NBA’s best — and least shy — outside shooters, Smith came in shooting just 5 of 31 from long range in his previous five games.TIP-INSPacers: Surrendered a season-high 73 points in the first half. … F/C Myles Turner (right elbow) missed his ninth straight game. “He’s practicing but he’s just not ready,” said coach Nate McMillan. “We’ll make that decision when we feel he’s comfortable enough to play.” … Collison returned after missing Wednesday’s game against Phoenix because of a personal reason.ADVERTISEMENT Indiana Pacers’ Victor Oladipo (4) drives between Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James (23) and JR Smith (5) in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, in Cleveland. The Cavaliers won 115-108. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)CLEVELAND — LeBron James recorded his 63rd career triple-double — overcoming 11 turnovers — and J.R. Smith scored 23 points as the Cleveland Cavaliers showed signs of ending their stunning slump with a 115-108 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Friday night.James finished with 26 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds as the Cavs, following a minor lineup switch by coach Tyronn Lue, won for just the fourth time in 11 games. However, James kept Indiana close in the fourth with six turnovers.ADVERTISEMENT Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Court civility: NBA plan aims to smooth player-ref relations Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Cleveland stopped Indiana from sweeping all four games between the clubs this season.Victor Oladipo scored 25, Darren Collison 19 and Domantas Sabonis 17 for the Pacers, who kept attacking and closed within five in the final minute before Cleveland closed it out.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSmith made seven 3-pointers, Kevin Love had 13 rebounds and Derrick Rose scored 14 points for Cleveland. The Cavs were without Dwyane Wade, who was excused from the team to attend to a personal matter.With the Cavs unable to snap out of their prolonged, puzzling slide, Lue returned to a proven starting lineup with Isaiah Thomas joining James, Love, Tristan Thompson and Smith — the latter four starters that led Cleveland to three straight NBA Finals. LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball PLAY LIST 02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Cavaliers: A video tribute for James was played in the first quarter to recognize him reaching 30,000 points on Monday in San Antonio. The seventh player to reach the 30,000-point summit, James waved as the crowd gave him a warm ovation. … Cleveland’s chemistry — or lack of it — has been a burning issue since the team’s heated meeting on Monday. Lue said players don’t have to like each other, but respect is imperative. “I was on a team where guys didn’t like each other but we won a championship,” said Lue, a member of the 2001 Los Angeles Lakers. “Once you get between the lines, you have to like who you’re playing with. Once you leave here, you don’t have to go out and hang out together and things like that, but you have to respect your teammate and play for your teammate.” … When he returns, Wade (21,782) needs 10 points to pass Larry Bird (21,791) for 32nd place on career scoring list.UP NEXTPacers: Visit Orlando on Saturday.Cavaliers: Host Detroit on Sunday. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next
Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 “Class,” Australian NBA player Andrew Bogut sarcastically tweeted after posting an image of Pingris’ selfie.The game was supposed to provide Fiba a glimpse of the cavernous arena, one of the venues for the Fiba World Cup 2023 which the country is hosting with Indonesia and Japan.Instead, it will now be remembered as the site of one of the worst brawls the sport has witnessed.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Nine players from the Philippines and four from Australia were ejected in the aftermath of the brawl that could also lead to huge repercussions as Gilas navigates the second round of qualifying.The game was stopped with 4:01 remaining in the third quarter and the Boomers comfortably ahead, 79-48, after some physical play involving RR Pogoy and Chris Goulding.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownAnother Aussie player, Daniel Kickert, hit Pogoy with an elbow, triggering the free-for-all that also saw Gilas players on the bench Carl Bryan Cruz and Calvin Abueva getting involved.Andray Blatche, Jayson Castro and Terrence Romeo then swarmed at Kickert as the incident worsened when fans hurled chairs at the Aussies. Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial MOST READ Pogoy, Blatche, Castro, Romeo, Cruz, Abueva, Troy Rosario, Matthew Wright and Japeth Aguilar were ejected, while NBA player Thon Maker, Kickert, Goulding and Nathan Sobey were also slapped with disqualifying fouls.The game resumed with Gilas left with just three players in June Mar Fajardo, Gabe Norwood and Baser Amer.The match ended in the third quarter when the three Filipinos fouled out.While several fans inside the venue were loudly cheering for Gilas following the brawl, the incident was met with disdain and disappointment online, especially after former Gilas player Marc Pingris was captured taking a selfie with the team during a lull following the melee.“Embarassing,” former Gilas captain Jimmy Alapag said on Twitter.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ceres widens gap after blanking Stallion Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View comments Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award BOCAUE, Bulacan—What was supposed to be a showcase of the strides made by Philippine basketball and its national team turned out to be one of its darkest moments on the world stage.In front of a big home crowd, Gilas Pilipinas absorbed a 53-89 loss to Australia in a Fiba World Cup 2019 Qualifiers game following a rumble in the third period in the 55,000-seater Philippine Arena here.ADVERTISEMENT
Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title “Based on the calendar, it will be quite difficult to participate in the Jones Cup,” SBP president Al Panlilio said. “It’s a grueling schedule.”The Jones Cup, an international event where formidable teams see action, will be held on July 12 to 21, and will run right smack into the PBA Commissioner’s Cup schedule. It has been a perennial training ground for many Philippine teams in the past and which the Filipinos won twice before.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsHosting a mini-tournament or a series of friendlies will be easier to do, Panlilio said, since they can take the PBA schedule into consideration.Lebanon and Jordan came over to play the Filipinos in exhibition matches before the Philippines went to Qatar and Kazakhstan to book crucial wins that sealed a second straight stint in the global showcase scheduled on Aug. 31 to Sept. 15 in eight cities in China. Meanwhile, in a continued show of solid support to the international program, the PBA said that it will lend its players even to the Southeast Asian Games where the Philippines is the heavy favorite for the cage gold medal.“Once chairman (Ricky) Vargas asks the PBA, we will give him players,” commissioner Willie Marcial said in Filipino as the PBA could ultimately wind up representing the country for the first time in the SEA Games.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netDue to conflict with the PBA schedule, coach Yeng Guiao’s original plan of having Gilas Pilipinas play in the Jones Cup to prepare for the World Cup will not happen.Instead, the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) is thinking of hosting pocket tournaments, or friendlies, in order to get the National Five to play together with the World Cup in China still six months away.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold01:45Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra MOST READ Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief After losing two world titles, Lakay ringmaster wants wards to go for swift, decisive wins Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying View comments
A 26-year-old nurse, whose three-year contract with the Public Health Ministry was expected to end in September has expressed deep concerns over the non-payment of salaries since June.The young lady, Carol Kumar, in an interview with this newspaper, explained that she began working with the health institution back in 2015 but was forced to end her service early in 2017, due to her mother’s illness. However, after one year had elapsed, Kumar was contacted and informed by the Ministry that there is a four-month period remaining before the termination of her three-year contract, and as such, she is required to provide service to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation until that period comes to an end.As a result, Kumar respected the contract policy and resumed duties at the institution in June of this year. But from that time to now, the young nurse is yet to receive her monthly salary for that four months as GPHC claims that she was not reinstated.“When I try to find out they told me last week that I wasn’t reinstated as yet, so I’m asking them if I’m not reinstated as yet why am I working?” She expressed.The frustrated young woman highlighted the fact that she cares for her ill mother, and this situation is adding more to her plate since seeking help from the respective Ministry and related agencies are of no use.“I’ve been four months without salary, my mother is probably dying on me and nobody trying or doing anything about it. And every time I reach out, everybody keep shutting me off. I went to labour before and they said there’s nothing they can do about it, I went to the Personnel Department of the Ministry of health and they told me the Public Service Union has my letter of reinstatement, I called them and they said they don’t have anything.” Kumar noted.Moreover, she stated that the situation is unacceptable since she willingly resigned from her previous job to resume duties at the facility. She is nevertheless, calling on the higher authorities to intervene in the matter.“I was with another company working, they asked me to resign from my job the month before I started working in May, and I resumed duty and the Ministry of Health in June which I did. And from June to now, nothing…it’s very frustrating because if they know they’re not gonna pay me, the most they could do is just be mannerly about and tell me something”.
Widely regarded as one of the finest individual displays in modern football, it is exactly nine years ago since Ronaldinho starred as the orchestrator of Barcelona’s sensational 3-0 victory over Real Madrid in front of a stunned Santiago Bernabeu crowd.Following Samuel Eto’o’s opener for the visitors, the untouchable Brazilian scored twice in the second half to not only cap off a scintillating solo display, but underline his claim as the world’s finest player at the time.It was a performance that not only turned the La Liga tide in favour of Barcelona – who went on to win the league title that year – but resulted in an almost unthinkable reception from Real’s support, as the Los Blancos faithful applauded Ronaldinho off the pitch.
Chelsea interim boss Guus Hiddink has admitted Chelsea need to see the ‘old’ Eden Hazard more regularly, after Roy Keane offered his scathing opinion of the under-performing Belgium star.The Blues winger has looked a completely different player this term to the man who was named the Premier League Player of the Season last year.Hazard scored 19 goals for Chelsea last season, but has netted just once so far this term – failing to score completely from open play.He has come under fire from fans and press for his lack of performances, with former Manchester United and Republic of Ireland captain Roy Keane the latest to slam the forward.“If I was a team-mate of his I would kick him up and down the training pitch,” he told ITV this week.Hiddink refused to directly address Keane’s comments, but did admit that Hazard needs to do more.“I remember once he had a sprint on our right-hand side [against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League on Tuesday],” Hiddink said.“That’s the old Hazard and we hope to see that more frequently.“He’s showing once, but he can show more. He’s aware of that. Now it’s up to him to step up.”Hazard on Monday, the eve of the Champions League tie, spoke of it being difficult to turn down a move to PSG, although he reiterated he was under contract at Stamford Bridge until 2020.And Hiddink, who has had ‘small conversations’ with Hazard about his comments, has no reason to suspect the Belgian is agitating for a move.“He’s very keen to be here, he’s extended his contract, his family is happy here,” Hiddink added. 1 Chelsea winger Eden Hazard
Kevin Davies has told talkSPORT his former Bolton manager and friend Sam Allardyce is the PERFECT man to reorganise and rejuvenate the England team.Allardyce is now the favourite to be named the new Three Lions boss after Sunderland confirmed they had given their head coach permission to speak with the Football Association.The 61-year-old has flown back to the UK from Sunderland’s pre-season training camp in Austria to meet with FA vice-chairman David Gill, technical director Dan Ashworth and chief executive Martin Glenn about the job.talkSPORT POLL: Should Sam Allardyce get the England job? Vote and results hereJurgen Klinsmann is still being linked with the role, but it is expected Allardyce will finally fulfil his long-term dream of taking charge of his country, having missed out on the job to Steve McClaren ten years ago.And former Bolton striker Davies, who played under Allardyce for many years at the Lancashire club, believes Big Sam’s man management style is just what the Three Lions need after two dismal major tournaments.“I think he has what it takes,” the ex-Trotters skipper told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“He would absolutely jump at the chance. He’s very ambitious and that’s been one of his dreams. He was gutted when he missed out on it ten years ago. I know him very well personally so I know how much it would mean to him.“People probably don’t realise the job he did at Bolton. Yes, we had good results and he got us into Europe, but the way he built the club up from top to bottom, the facilities and the staff he brought it, it was no coincidence we had that success. That was all down to him.“He’s a very ambitious person and I feel right now he is exactly what the England team need.“We’re lacking a bit of leadership, organisation and motivation, and Sam can certainly bring that out of the players.“Ask any player who has played under him, he motivates you. He knows when to crack the whip and when to dangle a carrot.“He’s just a great guy to work for, and I’m sure if you ask any player who has played under him they’d say the same thing.“I think people underestimate him. He was always ahead of the game. He was always looking that extra one per cent, those marginal gains. You talk about cryotherapy and the beetroot juices, we were doing that ten years ago.“I think he’d be a real asset to the FA, and not just with managing the team.“It’s wide open for Sam to step in and I think he would be a success, there’s no doubt in my mind.”
Low attended the rally, where it was announced she and Victor Ruiz would run as candidates in the upcoming recall election. A date for the recall has not been set, but it is expected to come out of the City Council meeting at 8 tonight. The meeting will be in Council Chambers at City Hall, 8838 Valley Blvd. The recall targets Mayor Jay Imperial and Councilman Gary Taylor. About 100 people attended the rally at St. Anthony’s Catholic church in San Gabriel. The church has been a leading critic of Rosemead’s plans for a Wal-Mart. Goetz Wolff, a professor at the UCLA School of Public Policy, and Kent Wong of the UCLA Labor Center said Wal-Mart has had a negative impact on workers around the world and at home. They were joined by different religious leaders in condemning Wal-Mart as an immoral employer for its alleged low wages and lack of benefits for workers. State Sen. Gloria Romero, D-East Los Angeles, said the religious community should stand against Wal-Mart for moral reasons. Assemblywoman Judy Chu, D-Monterey Park, also spoke out against Wal-Mart, saying the Super Center would go into a residential neighborhood where it is unwelcome. “Wal-Mart won’t just bring a low-price guarantee to Rosemead,” Chu said. “It will bring a low-class guarantee to Rosemead.” Jason Kosareff can be reached at (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2717, or by e-mail at email@example.comWant local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The Rosemead City Council has approved a Wal-Mart Super Center on 24 acres at Walnut Grove Avenue and Rush Street. “The people of Rosemead support this store because it offers us shopping opportunities and jobs,” said Lee Ann Dalessio, executive director of the chamber. “We want outsiders and labor unions that are trying to run our city to leave decision making to the people of Rosemead. We know what’s best for our community. These unions have an agenda that works for them, but will ultimately leave residents with nothing.” Election results from March send a different message, critics say. Two incumbent councilmen who voted to approve Wal-Mart’s Supercenter were ousted in favor of two candidates strongly opposed to the retailer’s plans. Councilman John Tran received 2,879 votes and Councilman John Nunez got 2,556 votes for campaigning against Wal-Mart. By comparison, pro Wal-Mart incumbents Bill Alarcon and Joe Vasquez received 1,825 votes and 1,651 votes respectively. Polly Low, a write-in candidate who campaigned against Wal-Mart, got 1,796 votes. Councilwoman Margaret Clark, a Wal-Mart supporter, received 2,106 votes in March. Gearing up for a bitter recall fight, Wal-Mart opponents and members of the religious community held a rally Monday night. On the same day that local politicians and religious leaders held a rally against the retail giant, Wal-Mart released on Monday a poll showing 61 percent of Rosemead residents support a Super Center in their city. “Clearly, this survey shows widespread support for a Super Center in our community,” said Bob Wu, president of the Rosemead Chamber of Commerce, which publicized the survey results. The poll was conducted by Texas-based Voter Consumer Research Inc. and paid for by Wal-Mart, according to the chamber. It surveyed 300 registered voters in several languages and has a 5.7-percent margin of error. According to the poll, 64 percent of respondents favored Wal-Mart overall.