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Man United eyeing shock move for Bournemouth star, as Chelsea target PSG striker – paper review

first_imgHere’s the top transfer-related stories in Tuesday’s newspapers…Matt Ritchie is being watched by Manchester United. The Scotland international, 26, has impressed with his performances for Bournemouth this season and caught the eye with some spectacular goals for club and country. United want a winger in January as Louis van Gaal looks to inject pace into his attack and is now eyeing a shock raid for Ritchie. (Daily Mail)Jesse Lingard is in line to pocket a £50,000 bonus after being called into the England squad. The Manchester United star has a clause in his Old Trafford contract that guarantees him the one-off payment when he makes his first Three Lions appearance. (Daily Star)Chelsea are eyeing a January swoop for Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani, 28, in the January transfer window. (Le10sport)Juventus are considering moves for Graziano Pelle of Southampton and Oscar at Chelsea but will struggle to meet the financial demands for both deals. (Daily Mail)Out-of-favour Juventus defender Daniele Rugani is being linked with a move to the Premier League with both Arsenal and Manchester United set to be eyeing January moves for the centre-back. (Independent)Everton are ready to make an offer to free agent Ron Vlaar if he can prove his fitness. The Holland international is searching for a new club after leaving Aston Villa in the summer but had knee surgery which held up a proposed move to Lazio. (Daily Mail)Aston Villa are weighing up a January bid for QPR striker Charlie Austin. New manager Remi Garde is looking to improve his options up front and Austin is a name under consideration. QPR want £12million for Austin after rejecting offers from Leicester and Crystal Palace last summer. (Daily Mail)Remi Garde is set to appoint Steve Round, David Moyes’ former Manchester United assistant, to his backroom staff at Aston Villa. Round has held talks with Garde over a move to Villa Park and is expected to join as the Frenchman’s No. 2 before Saturday’s trip to Everton. (Daily Telegraph)And here’s the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…Tottenham to rival Liverpool in race for Alexandre PatoFormer Manchester United and Arsenal striker Robin van Persie considering return to HollandManchester United transfer report: Red Devils line up swoop for Besiktas and Germany striker Mario GomezReal Madrid could hijack Manchester United’s move for Lucas BigliaBarcelona legend Xavi’s reveals his first impression of current Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal was ‘an idiot’Cesc Fabregas admits Chelsea’s season is ‘f****d’ after nightmare start‘They are nowhere near ready’ – Danny Murphy criticises England call-ups for Dele Alli, Eric Dier and Jesse LingardReal Madrid express interest in Bayern Munich hitman Robert LewandowskiFormer Fulham star Lee Clark tells talkSPORT he would love to return as managerJames Chester considering quitting West Brom just months after £8m move from Hulllast_img read more

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‘Learn from your mistakes!’ Sam Allardyce blasts ‘disappointing’ player

first_imgSunderland manager Sam Allardyce has warned new signing Jan Kirchhoff he will have to learn quickly after a poor debut in the Black Cats’ 4-1 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur.The ex-Bayern Munich star entered the fray after 59 minutes with the scoreline still at 1-1 and deflected home a Christian Eriksen strike with a lazy attempt at a block and gave away the penalty which led to Spurs’ fourth too.And manager Allardyce admitted Kirchhoff’s display, as he moved to a 3-5-2 in an attempt to win the match, was a huge disappointmentAsked what he would say to the German after the match, he replied: “Learn from your mistakes. You’ve come in at this level and it’s the first time you’re here.“They all think it’s going to be easier than it is – they always have, even when they have as good a pedigree as Jan does.“He’ll need to get to the level and the pace of this game [in the Premier League] as quickly as he can. We hope he can do this and make a contribution.“Today was certainly a disappointment for him and for us with the penalty he gave away.”last_img read more

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Wolves 2-1 Derby: George Saville double sinks resurgent Rams

first_imgWolves midfielder George Saville’s first two goals for the club halted a three-match losing run and condemned promotion-chasing Derby to a 2-1 defeat.Saville gave Wolves a 14th-minute lead in the Sky Bet Championship clash before Chris Martin equalised on the stroke of half-time.But Saville’s 86th-minute header gave Wolves their first win in eight games to deal a blow to Derby’s hopes of climbing into the Barclays Premier League.Derby had arrived at Wolves after back-to-back wins but were unable to capitalise on their dominance of the ball.Jacob Butterfield, who scored Derby’s winner in Wednesday’s 1-0 victory against Blackburn, tried to inject some life into a low-key opening when he tested Wolves goalkeeper Carl Ikeme in the fifth minute.After being picked out by Chris Martin, Butterfield curled in a low drive from the edge of the area but Ikeme was more than equal to the task as he collected the shot just inside his near post.Derby had looked the side most likely to break the deadlock but they were stunned when Saville, making just his 16th appearance following his arrival from Chelsea in August 2014, struck with a neat finish.Winger Nathan Byrne cut in from the right wing and rolled a pass into the path of Saville, who rolled a low left-footed shot beyond the outstretched right hand of goalkeeper Scott Carson from just inside the penalty area.Saville’s day then turned briefly sour when he had a hand in Derby’s equaliser.Saville was adjudged by referee Graham Scott to have fouled Bradley Johnson just outside the penalty area.Martin, who had found chances hard to come by until this point in proceedings, skilfully lifted the ball over the Wolves wall and saw his shot leave Ikeme flat-footed.Wolves looked to mount a swift response but Bjorn Sigurdarson’s drive in stoppage time flew just over Carson’s crossbar.Derby’s interim manager Darren Wassall tried to add some more potency to his side 10 minutes into the second half when he sent on striker Andreas Weimann and winger Tom Ince to replace Johnny Russell and George Thorne.The move almost paid instant dividends on the hour when Ince latched on to Bradley Johnson’s pass and saw his curling shot drop just the wrong side of the post.Ince then repaid the compliment by teeing up Johnson in the 67th minute, only for Ikeme to comfortably save a weak shot.Wolves had struggled to test Carson in the second period, but in a rare moment of attacking intent they were denied by the width of the post.Sigurdarson found himself unmarked just outside the penalty area in the 82nd minute and saw his low bobbling shot beat Carson only to bounce to safety off the goal frame.Derby should have heeded that warning but failed to do so and were stunned when Matt Doherty’s left-wing cross picked out Saville whose towering header flew past Carson for the winner. George Saville 1last_img read more

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Fee will punish kids

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre Superintendent David Brewer III has announced that, come March, the LAUSD will begin charging some nonprofit groups for the use of district facilities for after-school events. That means youth sports leagues and other organizations that give kids something constructive to do will have to start paying – and the results could be disastrous. The Northridge City Little League, for example, will need to pony up about $2,000 a week for its 12-week season. That comes to about $37 per kid – an expense that will surely be passed on to a good many families who can’t afford it. This, at a time when city officials all agree that gangs are our most pressing issue – and that quality after-school programs are a great way to keep kids from joining gangs. And this, at a time when obesity has become a childhood health crisis – and our children need supervised exercise more than ever. All so the district can save a few bucks that could easily be trimmed from its administrative bloat. LAUSD wants to charge some nonprofits to use playgrounds for after-school programs. The Los Angeles Unified School District, with its $6.4billion budget, its thousands of well-paid bureaucrats and its flawed, $500million payroll system, needs to come up with a piddly $3.8million to balance its books. So where do district officials plan to get cash? Where else? From the kids. But being the LAUSD, this policy isn’t just pernicious; it’s also unfair. For starters, the Girl Scouts are exempt, probably because they fought this policy so passionately, and appealed directly to school board member Tamar Galatzan. It helps to have a voice in high places. Too bad not everyone does. Other nonprofit groups will be placed into one of two pricing categories, depending on how well they measure up to prescribed district criteria – a policy likely to benefit better-funded, more organized groups, as well as the well-connected. Least fair of all, though, is that the taxpayers of Los Angeles – who have already paid for these facilities through the state’s General Fund revenues and local bond measures – are now being charged a third time. The facilities were built or repaired under the promise that they would be available for community use. Indeed, the process the state has used to allocate funds for school facilities has encouraged local districts to work cooperatively with local governments and nonprofit groups to develop what can truly be called community facilities – places that offer services to build better neighborhoods. This fee flies in the face of that reasonable goal. The LAUSD is pinching pennies at the expense of public safety, public health and good government. Kids will suffer so bureaucrats can prosper. The superintendent should rethink this facilities fee and consider the likelihood that it may do more harm than good in the long run.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Arsenal fans would rather £140,000 per week star was sold than the Ox – reaction

first_img Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has been limited to just nine starts in the Premier League this season 1 Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is reportedly at the top of Southampton’s summer transfer wish list.The Arsenal midfielder has played just 925 minutes in the Premier League this season, leaving many in doubt over his future with the club he joined from the Saints almost five years ago, in August 2011.And the latest speculation from the Mirror is linking the Ox with a St Mary’s return.They claim Southampton are prepared to make him their highest paid player and their vice-captain.So, how do Arsenal feel at reading such news? And would other clubs welcome him, if he is available?Take a look below to fans’ reaction…last_img read more

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Horny football banished? Funniest reactions as Van Gaal heads for United exit

first_img The Louis van Gaal era at Man United is over 1 Louis van Gaal’s time in charge of Man United is over.The manager arrived at the Carrington training ground early on Monday morning days after winning the FA Cup, though League Managers Association lawyer Paul Gilroy QC also drove through the entrance gates.This is the same man who acted for David Moyes when he was sacked by United in 2014 and it was soon being reported the Van Gaal era was over.Jose Mourinho expected to be named as the new Old Trafford supremo and here, talkSPORT looks at the funniest tweets as fans reacted to the news.WHY MOURINHO APPOINTMENT IS THE RIGHT ONElast_img read more

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DONEGAL TV VIEWERS MAY NEVER GET RTE’S FREE DIGITAL NETWORK

first_imgDonegal television viewers may never get RTE’s new digital TV network SAORVIEW, Donegaldaily.com has learned.The new FREE digital network has been available to almost all of TV viewers across Ireland since May 2011.However management at RTE has now admitted that 2% of the population will not be able to access the service even after the October 2012 deadline. The new free network would have done away literally done away with the need for SKY TV.Last week we revealed how SKY are charging Donegal customers almost 30% more for the same service here than across the border in Derry.Outraged Fianna Fail TD Charlie McConalogue fumed that once again Donegal is being left behind.“We have seen it time and time again and continue to see it with regards mobile phone coverage, broadband services and now digital television. “RTE is the national broadcaster. We pay our television licence fee to them. Therefore, we all should be getting the same service.“Having checked a number of addresses from my constituency I can see that areas of Donegal North East will be included in the 2% which won’t get the service.“I have contacted the Minister for Communications, Energy & Natural Resources Pat Rabbitte and RTE in an effort to establish what will happen for the 2% of the population who won’t get the service.“Although a free-to-air satellite service is being developed by RTE to make sure the entire population get the access to the digital television channels, 100% coverage must mean just that – each and every home in the country.“I want assurances that this service will be fully operational in advance of the Analogue Switch Off (ASO) in late 2012. This is national and EU policy – 2% of the population cannot be left without a service.” ENDSDONEGAL TV VIEWERS MAY NEVER GET RTE’S FREE DIGITAL NETWORK was last modified: August 17th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:deputy charlie mcconalogueSAORVIEWSKYlast_img read more

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EMMET RUSHE’S FITNESS COLUMN: WEIGHT LOSS ISN’T LINEAR

first_imgJoan is driving home in her new car and she loves it. It has cost her most of her savings and a lot of missed nights out with her friends, but she had enough to buy it outright.It’s a small, sporty convertible and today is the perfect day for driving. The sun is beaming down and, as she accelerates, the noise of the engine and the wind in her hair make her beam with joy.Then….BANG! She pulls over to the side of the road and gets out to see what has happened. As she walks around the car she sees that the left rear tyre has a puncture. Joan takes out a penknife, proceeds to slash all the other tyres of her car. She reaches inside the car, takes her keys, throws them into the hedge and then proceeds to walk home.Sounds ridiculous, doesn’t it?But let’s change the scenario to Joan trying to lose weight. She is going well for the first few weeks, feels great and is being encouraged by everyone. Then, all of a sudden…. nothing, her weight stays the same, or has gone up slightly.Joan automatically goes back to her old habits, and subsequently, back to her old weight. She gives up.Does this sound familiar? How many of you reading this has done this once in your life?How many of you have done this on numerous occasions, only to enthusiastically start again the next time a new fad comes along?Weight loss isn’t linear, but everyone would have you believe that it is.If you gave a two year old a crayon and a blank piece of paper, the resulting, scrawling, circular scribbles would be a more accurate representation of how weight loss actually goes. Your weight will fluctuate day to day and week to week.People have a preconceived notion that the scale has to consistently go down or else what they are doing has failed.This couldn’t be further from the truth.To expect a constant loss is to assume that you are a complete saint who knows exactly how many calories they need per day, and will only eat the right foods that you need to eat in order for this to happen. This is impossible for anyone.When you decide on a goal, you must allow the appropriate amount of time to achieve that goal.If you have consistently gained weight over a number of years, don’t expect to lose all of it over a 6 week period.Goal setting is a great way to motivate yourself and keep on track of your overall goals, but it is doomed to failure if the goal is unrealistic.Your goals should be S.M.A.R.TS – Specific;A general goal is I want to lose weight.A specific goal is, I will join a gym and work out 3 days per week in order to lose weight.M – Measurable;How much will it cost me? How long will it take? How will I know when I have reached my goal?A – Attainable;Do I have everything in place that I need in order to reach my goals?R – Realistic;You have to allow an appropriate amount of time to reach it, but you also have to be willing and able to reach your goal.T – Timely;Your goal should have a suitable time frame. It should be long enough to allow you to reach it, but not too far away so you don’t lose the sense of urgency needed to motivate you to get there.Weight loss isn’t always easy, but as long as you allow for a few bumps in the road along the way you can always reach your destination.#TrainSmartFor further information on Personal Training and Nutrition you can contact me through the link below.https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rushe-Personal-Training-and-Performance/120518884715118* Emmet is the owner and operator of Rushe Personal Training and PerformanceEMMET RUSHE’S FITNESS COLUMN: WEIGHT LOSS ISN’T LINEAR was last modified: March 16th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:emmet rushefitness columnsuccessweight losslast_img read more

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Goetz gives Valencia big lift

first_img As did Goetz, who made a clutch pair of free-throws with :27 second left to give the Vikings a 54-52 lead and K.C. Arbogast made another two for the final margin of victory. “I’m used to being at the line with the pressure on me at the end of the game,” Goetz said. “Guys tend to do things differently in those situations. I’ve shot thousands of free-throws. I just did things as I normally do.” Rincon, averaging a team-high 15 points per game for the Cowboys, was held to just one basket in the first half. The senior scored 13 after intermission, including nine in the fourth quarter. Guidroz finished with 10, including three 3-pointers. Sean Ceglinsky, (818) 713-3607 sean.ceglinsky@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The 6-foot-5 Valencia senior scored six of his game-high 21 points in the final five minutes of the fourth quarter as the Vikings defeated the visiting Cowboys, 56-52, in a Foothill League game to move into a three way tie for first-place with Canyon and Burroughs of Burbank, a 69-60 winner over Burbank on Tuesday. “Teddy is our captain, our leader. He’s the go-to-guy,” Valencia coach Robert “Rocket” Collins said. “This was a must win for us.” The Canyon High boys’ basketball team was resilient Tuesday, battling back from a 13-point halftime deficit and an eight-point disadvantage at the outset of the fourth quarter. Each time, however, the comeback attempt failed, due in large part to Teddy Goetz. center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card Canyon (13-7, 3-1), ranked No. 14 by the Daily News, went on a six-point run to open the second half, and had a chance to cut the deficit even more, but missed an opportunity inside. Goetz responded with a pull-up jumper to give his team a 36-26 lead at the 3:16 mark of the third quarter. A Jason Nicholson 3-pointer a minute later extended the advantage to 12 points for the Vikings (15-4, 3-1), ranked No. 13. Lucas Guidroz and Kris Rincon kept Canyon close. Guidroz hit a 3-pointer and made one of two free-throws to cut the deficit to 41-34 with less than :45 seconds remaining in the third. Rincon converted a layup with 5:12 left in the fourth to make it a 46-44 game. Goetz hit a jumper on the Vikings next possession only to watch Guidroz bury a 3-pointer the next time down the floor. Rincon tied the game at 52-52 with 1:20 left on the clock. “My guys showed some character,” Canyon coach Phillips said. last_img read more

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