Month: December 2019

‘Drop England star and give the ball to Dembele!’ Key to beating Arsenal?

first_img1 Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino directs Mousa Dembele It’s been a long week for Tottenham already with wins over Aston Villa and Anderlecht, but now they face the biggest task of the lot – a trip to fierce rivals Arsenal.Last season Spurs took four points out of a possible six in their two Premier League clashes with the Gunners, as Nacer Chadli helped them grab a 1-1 draw at the Emirates and a Harry Kane double got them a victory at White Hart Lane.This time, the two sides are both in excellent form and playing some of the best football in the Premier League and it’s certainly getting fans of all clubs excited.But what are Tottenham supporters saying ahead of Sunday’s clash? Check out the tweets below to find out…last_img read more

‘Rooney is arguably England’s best player… let’s hope he is fit for Euro 2016’

first_imgSteve Bruce is keeping his fingers crossed that Wayne Rooney will be fully fit for Euro 2016.The England captain is facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines after suffering a knee injury playing for Manchester United at the weekend.Rooney has been subjected to some severe criticism this season but has started 2016 in good form and Bruce says it is vital for club and country that he returns as quickly as a possible.United legend Bruce, speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, said: “It is a blow and when it as severe as it sounds your hopes are he: will be OK for the Euros in the summer? It is only a few weeks away.“He has not had much luck going into championships. Let’s hope he is fit and raring to go. “And it is a blow to Man Uniyed because the one player who has been performing of late has been Wayne.”Bruce admits Roy Hodgson could have a difficult decision to make on Euro 2016 selection if Rooney’s recovery is slow, but believes the hitman’s break from the game could actually benefit England.“You have to assess him and whether he is fit or not,” said Bruce, the Hull City boss. “You have got to be judged by Wayne and the medical people. “He is our captain, he is arguably our best player so obviously all that comes into effect. “Let’s all keep our fingers crossed that he is fit. It is a difficult one if you have been out for eight weeks but it could be the reverse – a breather could be beneficial.”last_img read more


first_imgA DONEGAL restaurant owner spoke last night about how she fears she has lost €50,000 in a scheme run by French businessman Francois de Dietrich.Alison Carter, an American woman who moved to Ireland in 2006, is having to work 60 hours a week to keep her restaurant in Letterkenny afloat.Ms Carter revealed how she handed over €77,500 from an inheritance from her grandmother after becoming friendly with an employee of Mr de Dietrich. “It all seemed completely above board. He was very reassuring and told me there was no question I would make money from my investment,” she said.However a few months later she asked for €27,000 of her cash back to expand her restaurant, Café Magnolia, and did eventually get it back.“He was very angry with me and told me by taking some of my cash out, I would not receive profit from the €50,000 of my investment left in the scheme.“I should have known then that something was not quite right with the scheme. But my friend told me that her relatives had all made money from it. “After I signed the cash over to his company, the woman I thought was my friend had very little to do with me. I realise now that I was used,” she said.Ms Carter, who recently had to let her Head Chef go to keep her business afloat, admits that she should have sought documentation for her investment.She has since contacted a Garda Inspector in Letterkenny who has requested she provide them with various financial documentation which she is now doing.She showed copies of those documents to a week ago.“I believe I was conned into this because I trusted someone I thought was my friend. I paid capital gains taxes on all the money I invested so I have nothing to hide. “The Gardai are aware of it and are investigating the matter. But I want people to know that this is a scam and I want people to know there is no profit and they will not make any money out of it,” she said.Ms Carter is offering free coffee at her cafe to anyone else who has lost money and has offered to help set up a support group.endsFRANCOIS INVESTIGATION: ‘I’VE LOST €50,000 IN ETIC SOLUTIONS INVESTMENT’, SAYS CAFE OWNER was last modified: January 21st, 2011 by gregShare 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)last_img read more

‘I’ve had ENOUGH!’ – Adrian Durham’s England rant on Drive

first_imgAdrian Durham vented his frustrations with the England football team over the airwaves on Tuesday afternoon.The Drivetime presenter claimed he has ‘had enough’ of the constant failures that the Three Lions endure, and proceeded to criticise the players who started the humiliating defeat to Iceland.“The players involved need to have a long, hard look at themselves,” he said.He went on to highlight Joe Hart’s ‘schoolboy errors’, claimed ‘basic defending’ is beyond Kyle Walker, and suggested vice-captain Gary Cahill should have ‘three kittens’ on his shirt rather than three lions given his lack of leadership.You can listen to the full rant above…last_img read more

No Man United return for Ronaldo – ‘He’ll retire at Real Madrid’, says best pal

first_imgCristiano Ronaldo is unlikely to be tempted by a return to Manchester United, according to close friend Jose Semedo.The superstar, who claimed his first ever major international silverware as Portugal beat France 1-0 in Sunday’s Euro 2016 final in Paris, has been strongly linked with a move back to the Premier League in recent years.Rumours of unrest at Real Madrid had led to reports that Ronaldo was seeking a move away from Spain, while there were further claims that the club were ready to offload him and make Gareth Bale their star man in attack.But reports of a possible exit for the 31-year-old have cooled since Zinedine Zidane’s appointment as manager, and best friend Semedo insists Ronaldo ‘loves’ Real and is likely to retire at the Bernabeu.Asked if he can see Ronaldo returning to the Premier League, Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Semedo told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast: “I don’t think so, my friend.“He really loves Real Madrid and I think he will retire there.“He loves English football, but I think he will retire at Real Madrid.” 1 Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates his first major silverware with Portugal…after limping out 25 minutes into the final last_img read more

Forget Euro 2016 – seven reasons Messi is still better than his rival Ronaldo

first_imgCristiano Ronaldo may now have won an international tournament but this doesn’t automatically put him ahead of Lionel Messi in the pecking order.The duo are locked in a struggle to be recognised as the greatest player of their generation – possibly the world has ever seen – and one of the key arguments was always neither had won a tournament with their national team.And now Ronaldo has won a European Championship with Portugal, it appears some fans feel he has the upper hand in the argument.But supporters of Messi have a solid basis to argue against these claims and here at talkSPORT we’ve put together seven reasons why the Argentine is better than his adversary.Click the right arrow above to see the facts which prove Messi is the best and here to see seven reasons why Ronaldo is better than the Argentine.For great Messi and Ronaldo videos, head over to the talkSPORT YouTube channel here and subscribe free of charge!*All statistics correct up to and including 12 July 2016 7 7 7 7 5. Lionel Messi has scored more goals in a single season than Cristiano Ronaldo – Back in 2011/12, Lionel Messi was in the most prolific form of his career as he netted 73 goals for club and country during the campaign. Ronaldo only managed 60 that season and his highest ever was the 61 he scored in 2014/15 (Messi got 58 that year, but won the treble with Barca. Again). 7. Lionel Messi has won far more league titles than Cristiano Ronaldo – Click right for more reasons why the Argentine is the best… – Although Ronaldo has played for two European giants compared to Messi’s one, it is the Barcelona star who has won the most league titles. The Argentine has landed eight, while his Portuguese rival has only mustered half that total with four in two different countries. 7 6. Lionel Messi has more assists than Cristiano Ronaldo – It’s not all about goals. Argentina hero Messi is just as happy handing glory to his team-mates and has – in 104 less games* – created 31 more goals for club and country across his entire career (not including club friendlies). 2. Lionel Messi has won more LFP Player of the Year awards – Being heralded by your fellow professionals is a huge honour for any footballer and, over in LaLiga, Messi has won the award for best player six times in seven years. He also won the award for best forward in those same six years, while Ronaldo beat him to those two awards in 2013/14. 3. Lionel Messi has won more individual honours than Cristiano Ronaldo – This battle is a bit closer, but Messi has still won an incredible 44 individual honours, including a slightly controversial World Cup Golden Ball. Ronaldo, is close to his rival here, though, having won 41 personal accolades across his career. 7 4. Lionel Messi has won more team honours than Cristiano Ronaldo – As well as claiming more league titles across 12 seasons, Messi has, in total, won 30 team honours compared to Ronaldo’s 18. And while the latter has just won the European Championship, Messi has won a gold medal at the Olympics. 7 1. Lionel Messi has won more Ballons d’Or than Cristiano Ronaldo – And if being hailed by players in your league isn’t enough, Messi has won the Ballon d’Or five times, compared to Ronaldo’s three. The captain, coach and a media representative from every international team affiliated with FIFA vote and the Argentinian’s glory goes to show how universally loved he is.last_img read more

Charges against ex-student dropped

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champ“It’s been a tremendous emotional burden on him,” Michel said of the charges against Corwin. ” I think the D.A.’s office deserves credit for taking a hard look at this case and realizing what it was and it wasn’t.” The charges – which stemmed from Corwin’s alleged possession of assault weapons and other weapons at his Monterey Park home – were filed April 30. Six other charges that were initially filed against Corwin involving a replica Browning machine gun were dismissed May 14 after authorities determined it was not an assault weapon and is not illegal. – From staff reports 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! ALHAMBRA – Six felony charges, including possession of an assault weapon, were dismissed today against a former East Los Angeles College student body president. The charges against Matthew Corwin were dismissed by Alhambra Superior Court Judge Carlos Uranga at the prosecution’s request, said Deputy District Attorney Donna Hollingsworth. A civil compromise was reached on three of the charges, according to the prosecutor. Defense attorney Chuck Michel described his 24-year-old client as an “A student” with a “very distinguished military career” who has been reactivated with the U.S. Army. last_img read more

Actresses draw DUI charges

first_imgMischa Barton was arrested Thursday morning on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and possessing marijuana after sheriff’s deputies saw her car straddling two lanes of traffic. The 21-year-old actress, who starred on Fox’s teen drama “The O.C.,” was driving on La Cienega Boulevard in West Hollywood when she was stopped at 2:45 a.m., authorities said. Deputies saw her vehicle straddling the lanes and failing to signal for a turn, according to a sheriff’s press statement. Barton was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, driving without a license, possessing a controlled substance and possessing marijuana, according to a statement from sheriff’s Sgt. John Hocking. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan ClarksonShe spent about seven hours in the West Hollywood jail before being released on $10,000 bail. A court hearing is scheduled for Feb. 28. In Los Angeles, prosecutors charged actress Rebecca De Mornay with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs stemming from her arrest two months ago. De Mornay is scheduled to be arraigned Monday. She faces up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine if convicted of both misdemeanor counts. 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

Jazz has the Pistons’ number in upset

first_img Palacio then iced the game with a driving layup with 4.6 seconds to go. “Those shots, the jumper and the layup, were pretty big, I guess,” he said. “I felt they were leaving me a little at that point, so if I was just aggressive, I felt I could do something.” 160Want 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 MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson The win gave Utah a season-series sweep of Detroit and almost as many wins against the Pistons (two) as the rest of the NBA combined (three). The 26-5 Pistons, losers for just the second time in 13 games, had their 10-game home winning streak snapped. “Even after playing them twice, and going to overtime tonight, I still can’t get a good feeling about why we have problems with them,” Chauncey Billups said. “They keep you off-balance and they are very disciplined. They are just a well-coached team.” The Pistons led in the extra period until Okur’s 3-pointer gave Utah an 88-86 edge with 2:33 to go. After Tayshaun Prince missed, Greg Ostertag’s dunk gave the Jazz a four-point advantage. Rasheed Wallace’s jumper cut the margin in half, but Okur rebounded Deron Williams’ miss at the other end, then was fouled by Wallace. Milt Palacio made a jumper, which was answered by Ben Wallace, making it 92-90. “Palacio, Williams and Ostertag all hurt us in overtime,” Pistons coach Flip Saunders said. “Those aren’t the guys you would normally expect.” AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – The Utah Jazz seem to have a secret that the rest of the NBA would love for them to share. The problem is, the Jazz aren’t sure why they appear to be the only team in the NBA that the Detroit Pistons can’t beat. center_img Andrei Kirilenko had 24 points and 11 rebounds, and former Pistons player Mehmet Okur added 13 points and 17 rebounds as the Jazz beat Detroit for the second time this season, 94-90 in overtime Saturday night. “I guess they have to lose to somebody, don’t they?” Kirilenko asked. “I don’t know. It isn’t like we need any extra motivation when we are playing the best team in basketball.” last_img read more

Montebello special unit’s drug seizures up in 2005

first_imgMONTEBELLO – Despite having fewer officers, a special gang and drug investigations unit seized thousands in narcotics and cash last year and confiscated dozens of weapons, including automatic rifles.In 2005, the special unit, which is down 21 officers from a decade ago, seized $377,000 worth of narcotics, confiscated $60,000 in cash and seized 61 firearms, officials said.The unit made a total of 260 felony arrests, most of them involving gangs and narcotics, said Sgt. Brian Dragoo.The investigations unit was created several years ago, after budget cuts forced Montebello Police Department administrators to consolidate drug and gang enforcement officers into a single unit, police Chief Garry Couso-Vasquez said.“Ten years ago, we had about 100 officers. Now we have 79,” he said. “Demands are high, with Homeland Security and quality-of-life issues. We want to stop graffiti and work with young people, but we just can’t do it with this staff.“We’re reactive and not proactive.”Even so, the unit seized $280,000 worth of heroin last year, $36,000 worth of methamphetamine and $55,000 worth of cocaine.In 2004, special investigations officers seized $110 worth of heroin, $11,000 worth of marijuana, $13,000 worth of methamphetamine and $2,000 worth of cocaine. They also seized $4,000 in cash and one gun.In 2005 the unit served about 75 search warrants. During one search at a home on Nov. 28, officers seized 54 pounds of marijuana, an undisclosed amount of cocaine, several rifles and handguns, and ammunition.Officials are finding ways to stretch limited resources, said Dragoo.“I think we’ve taken a more targeted approach,” he said. “We started to target more influential people, instead of trying to take down lower people in the gangs. If you take down their leader, they don’t have anybody to follow.”Narcotics and vandalism are the city’s biggest crime problems, he said.A gang injunction aimed at the city’s largest gang, barring them from congregating in parks and other public places, has worked in lessening gang problems, Dragoo said, but vandalism has been harder to combat given budget constraints.“Montebello is a prime example of the `broken-window’ theory,” he said, referring to a crime-prevention theory that holds that, left unchecked, graffiti, vandalism and urban blight lead to more serious crimes.Montebello City Council, at Wednesday’s meeting, augmented the department’s$15 million annual budget by $250,000 and promised more money in the future. That’s a hopeful sign, said Couso-Vasquez, noting that his department’s budget was cut by about $1.2 million last year. 698-0955, Ext. 3026 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img