NCAA suspends Ilagan for 3 games

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil 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 Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img NCAA Management Committee chairman Frank Gusi of season host University of Perpetual Help said San Sebastian representative Fr. Glyn Ortega, OAR, already withdrew their petition for an appeal regarding Ilagan’s suspension. Ilagan’s forfeiture also caused a ripple in the team standings with two of the Golden Stags’ wins getting forfeited making their record slip from 3-6 to 1-8. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“The NCAA’s action on this incident, including the sanctions imposed, is in accordance with the existing NCAA Manual of Operations (MOO) and with the best interest of the league and the discipline of student athletes in mind,” said Gusi in a statement.The Golden Stags’ lone win to withstand was their victory against Mapua since Ilagan was already slapped with the suspension then.  View comments MOST READ Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Peza offers relief to ecozone firms College of St. Benilde and Jose Rizal University were the main benefactors of Ilagan’s suspension as the two schools’ losses to San Sebastian got reversed and its records changed from 1-6 to 4-3.  The NCAA has suspended San Sebastian’s RK Ilagan for three games after the Golden Stag guard was found out to have played in other leagues during the Season 94 men’s basketball tournament. ADVERTISEMENT Udonis Haslem having talks with Heat, deciding on returnlast_img read more

Russell Westbrook, Thunder get back at Spurs

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra The Spurs led 60-51 at halftime behind 12 points from DeRozan and 11 from Belinelli.The Thunder fought back in the third quarter. George hit a 3-pointer to give the Thunder a 64-63 lead. Schroder’s layup at the third-quarter buzzer put the Thunder up 86-80. Oklahoma City outscored the Spurs 35-20 in the period.“Third quarter was a tough quarter,” Popovich said. “Put ourselves behind the 8-ball there. Played a great first half on the road after an emotional game. I was really happy with their effort and mental approach to the game.”Schroder’s layup gave the Thunder a 96-87 lead and caused San Antonio to call a timeout, but the onslaught continued. Schroder stole the ball, then bounced a pass between his legs and behind him to a trailing Westbrook, whose layup put the Thunder ahead 112-100 with about 5 minutes to play.TIP-INSSpurs: DeRozan was called for a technical in the third quarter. … The Spurs went 16 for 19 from 3-point range on Thursday, but 10 for 31 on Saturday. … The Spurs outrebounded the Thunder 52-47.Thunder: G Alex Abrines missed his seventh straight game for personal reasons. … Schroder was called for a technical in the third quarter. .. Announced before the game that they will be retiring Nick Collison’s No. 4 in March. Collison spent all of his 15 NBA seasons with the franchise.HE SAID ITSchroder, upon hearing that Thunder coach Billy Donovan said he plays better when he’s mad: “I need to learn to be angry like that every time.”STAT LINES Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers The Spurs had six turnovers in the third quarter and 14 overall. The Thunder had seven turnovers the entire game.PERFECT NADERThunder forward Abdel Nader, in his second year out of Iowa State, has provided a major boost off the bench lately. He scored 15 points on 6-for-6 shooting Saturday against the Spurs after scoring 10 points on 4-for-4 shooting Thursday against San Antonio.UP NEXTSpurs: Host the Charlotte Hornets on Monday.Thunder: Visit the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday. June Mar Fajardo becomes first 5-time PBA MVP Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title MOST READ Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history 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 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Schroder entered the night shooting just 32 percent from the field in 2019 and averaging just 10.4 points, dropping his overall average to just over 15 per game. He went 0 for 4 from the field in the first half before going 8 for 13 after the break.“I just stayed aggressive,” he said. “I had a tough stretch of games. My teammates kept giving me confidence. You know, ‘Keep shooting, keep doing you.’ I think I did that tonight in the second half.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissEven Spurs coach Gregg Popovich couldn’t find an answer.“Schroder just sliced us and diced us, did a great job getting to the rim, scoring,” he said. “Defense let us down a little bit.” Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) drives to the basket past San Antonio Spurs forward Davis Bertans (42) in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)OKLAHOMA CITY — Dennis Schroder broke out of his slump in a major way.The reserve point guard scored all of his 19 points in the second half to help the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the San Antonio Spurs 122-112 on Saturday night.ADVERTISEMENT Russell Westbrook had 24 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists, and Paul George added 18 points and 11 rebounds for Oklahoma City, which bounced back from a 154-147 double-overtime loss to the Spurs on Thursday.Oklahoma City’s reserves scored 48 points to help snap a three-game losing streak. The Thunder had seven players score in double figures.Marco Belinelli scored 24 points and DeMar DeRozan added 18 points for the Spurs.LaMarcus Aldridge, who scored a career-high 56 points against the Thunder on Thursday, finished this one with 17.“They didn’t let me play,” Aldridge said. “They doubled me in every way. They came from the baseline, from the top. They made sure that the ball wasn’t in my hands. ”ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Damage control after public exposure

first_imgDear Editor,My attention was drawn to a recent article from the Department of Public Information (DPI), published under the title “$200M road to open up intermediate Savannahs -road from Berbice River to Ebini ranch to be completed by September”. This was published on May 30th, 2018. It is obvious that DPI was seeking to do damage control after the public exposure of this project by Citizens’ Report, in an article titled “$100M later and Ebini road yet to be completed, contractor handpicked”. In that article, by way of an invited comment, I asked ten questions and called upon the National Drainage and Irrigation Authority (NDIA) and the Ministry of Agriculture to provide answers and to come clean on this issue with the taxpayers.My colleague, Parliamentary spokesperson on agriculture, Mr Dharamkumar Seeraj, also commented on the issue.Notably, none of the concerns raised by us was addressed in the DPI report. Rather, we saw an attempt to justify this project by explaining that it is to open up the Intermediate Savannahs for farming as a mitigating factor for climate change.The concerns raised, and I reiterate, are the secrecy, the lack of due process, and the alleged numerous breaches of the Procurement Act to facilitate a hand-picked contractor and a now-believed incestuous relationship between the Deputy Director of NDIA, who is believed to be supervising the works and signing off on payments to the contractor he hand-picked. No amount of “fancy footworks” will stop us from pursuing this matter.It is clear that all is not well in the way things are being managed at NDIA, because since the publication of the article, a number of individuals have made contact with me concerning other alleged wrongdoings at NDIA, which again involve the Deputy Director, Dave Hicks.One such revelation has to do with the consultant and the contractor, allegedly for works being done at the rehabilitation of the Three Friends pump station in Essequibo. It has been brought to our attention that the consultancy firm, C.B & Associates Inc., which shares a close relationship with the Deputy Director of NDIA, received a letter of credit of $15 million from Samaroo Investments, the contractor on this project, to secure his bid, and was subsequently awarded the consultancy services for this project.Therefore, a consultant is supervising a contractor on a project the financial security of which is dependent upon that contractor.All of this is known at NDIA, yet nothing has been done to bring an end to this incestuous relationship that exposes the state and taxpayers. This is real Misconduct in Public Office.I hope that the goodly gentleman, Mr Fredrick Flatts, the Director of NDIA, will not allow himself to be used again by the DPI to provide a cover up to obvious corruption.Further, I take this opportunity to call upon the Public Procurement Commission (PPC) and the Office of the Auditor General to immediately investigate these glaring breaches of our procurement laws.Sincerely,Juan Edghill, MPPix saved as credit linelast_img read more


first_imgIn recent times in Liberia, Minister George K. Werner has caused a stir and a panic among many Liberians with his proposal to close down schools, nullify all credits earned by students for promotion and introduce a new academic calendar year. All this is done in the name of reforming our rotten educational system. The House of Representatives has summoned him and the debate is likely to widen over what he intends to do and the House’s rejection of it and what is to go in its place. All this is a cause for a reflection on the necessity of reforms in general of how the government and other institutions are run in Liberia currently and their impact on the development of the country.There is no argument that Liberia desperately needs to reform its public sector as a whole. This will certainly include the major areas of governance, security, economy and education. But what do we mean by reform? What is it we want to reform? How do we want to reform? Are we willing to pay the price for reforms? We need to reflect on and find answers to these and many more questions if we are to correct the errors of the past and make genuine progress.I therefore propose a short series to encourage and aid us in reflecting on what we want to reform in Liberia, how and at what price if we are to succeed in carrying out the needed reforms of the public sector. The series will proceed as follows. The introductory article will focus on some definitions of reforms and the various kinds of reforms badly needed in our society. The second article will consider what the Holy Bible has to teach us on reforms and how they should be carried out and some concrete suggestions as to how to engage in the business of reforms. The third article will delve into the cost of reforms. And, the fourth article will close the series with a look at the benefits of proper reforms.What is a reformation? How does it differ from a revolution? A reformation calls for a return to the roots, basics; restoration to the original mandate or intent. It still has faith in the system or institution but questions unhelpful additions or deviations and cries for a return to the original. A reformation assumes something has gone wrong but that it can be corrected. It is a call for making good that which was once good but has gone bad. A reformation is a gradual and peaceful change. But a revolution is a call for a radical change; it loses faith in the system or religion and demands that it be removed or destroyed and replaced with a new one. According to Malcolm X a revolution knows no compromise; it destroys anything and everything that gets in its way. He puts for the argument that a revolution is achieved through bloodshed and gives examples of how the major world revolutions before his time were achieved through bloodshed: the Russian, French, English and American. Though generally we use the words reformation and revolution synonymously or interchangeably there is a technical difference in terms of the method. One is gradual and generally peaceful (reformation) and the other is radical, sudden and is often violent (revolution).The key concept in both terms is change for the better. Change is part and parcel of human existence. Someone has observed that when we face inevitable changes in life, and they will come from to time, we have two choices: either to cry and give up and let the changes do whatever they will or we can use them to get better. We need, in Liberia, to move from fine talking and planning to actual doing with all seriousness. Most of us desire change but often resist it when it involves us personally. We would rather expect the government and everybody else to change but not us. Change or reform must we or miss out a lot in life.One of the needs of all individuals and institutions is to reform continuously or from time to time. The reason for this is that human beings tend to forget and eventually decline from best to better, from better to good, and from good to bad.There have been and still are political reforms, economic reforms, industrial reforms, educational reforms, social reforms, religious reforms, and one on one personal total reform. All these types of reforms take careful thought, prayer for believers, willingness to pay a high price for a fundamental change, and spread it around in the best manner and way possible.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Video: Proof Chelsea have signed someone who can score fantastic goals?

first_imgRadamel Falcao will be a Chelsea striker next season, the Premier League champions have confirmed.Speaking to the Blues’ official website, the 29-year-old, who will be on loan, said: “I am very happy to be joining Chelsea and can’t wait to start training and help with our aim of retaining the league title and being successful in Europe.”REVEALED: THE 10 COSTLIEST PREMIER LEAGUE STRIKERS LAST SEASON His transfer follows a miserable season spent on loan at Man United where he scored four goals, but there was a time, not too long ago, when he was one of the most feared strikers on the Continent.In the past couple of seasons, his career has been interrupted by injury, but in two seasons at Atletico Madrid, he scored 52 goals between 2011 and 2013 and was a goal machine at Porto and River Plate before that.Here, talkSPORT looks at his exploits in front of goal.last_img read more

Single writers walk the date line

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre The two planned to go to dinner and a movie after putting down their picket signs. “It’s all about solidarity, right?” Delizia said. For many, the only thing more difficult than making it big in Hollywood is finding true love there. Organizers of the singles picket thought writers should take advantage of their newfound free time while demanding a better contract from producers. Unlike other picket lines, the strikers at Fox chatted instead of chanting and ambled outside the studio gate instead of marching in a circle. Striking writer Hunter Covington said he was looking for “someone to be broke with” when he came up with the idea for a picket line for singles. “I’m looking for a low-maintenance female who doesn’t enjoy the finer things in life,” he joked Thursday outside the Fox studio gate in Century City. The writer for NBC’s “My Name is Earl” was joined by about 50 other people for the impromptu event dubbed “Singles’ Strike.” Charles Heit, a writer for the Sci Fi Channel’s “Painkiller Jane,” said he was dreading picket duty until he met Cara Delizia, a petite actress. Then it didn’t seem so bad. “It’s kind of like a grade-school dance,” said Stacey Traub, 35, a mother of two and a producer-writer of the show “Notes from the Underbelly.” “You walk by, sort of eyeing each other. But I don’t know how you make a move besides hitting them with your sign,” she said. Traub suggested drinks and dim lighting to improve the atmosphere on the sidewalk. Other women pondered how to look cute while wearing the same Writers Guild of America T-shirt every day. Some writers said the strike could last a long time and allow relationships to develop. “By the time this strike is over, we’ll be married with kids,” said Erik Oleson, 34, a writer who was working on a pilot for Fox before the strike. Writer Kristin Newman said her personal ad might go something like this: “Single picketer with splinters from holding a sign all day seeks soft hands to hold.”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

GOP expected to take biggest hits in probe

first_imgWASHINGTON – The plea deal worked out by Jack Abramoff could send seismic waves across the political landscape in this congressional election year. The Republicans, who control Congress and the White House, are likely to take the biggest hits. The GOP has more seats to lose and has closer ties with the former lobbyist. But some Democrats with links to Abramoff and his associates are also expected to be snagged in the influence-peddling net. While the full dimensions of the corruption probe are not yet clear, some political consultants and analysts are already comparing its damage potential to the 1992 House banking scandal that led to the retirement or ouster of 77 lawmakers. “You don’t have to be a political genius to sniff the smell of blood in the water,” said GOP consultant Rich Galen. With so many trials and prosecutions in the works, speculation is swirling over whom Abramoff might bring down and on the possible fallout for others. “Most seats in Congress are relatively safe this year. But they are not safe from a tsunami,” said University of Virginia political scientist Larry Sabato, author of a book on political scandals. “Iraq, plus economic problems, plus these scandals, could produce a tsunami. That’s what every incumbent on Capitol Hill has to fear.” Most Americans are convinced that corruption reaching into all levels of government is a deeply rooted problem. According to an AP-Ipsos poll last month, 88 percent say the problem is a serious one, with 51 percent calling it “very serious.” People need to know “that government is not for sale,” Assistant Attorney General Alice S. Fisher said in pledging to pursue the investigation “wherever it goes.” For months, federal prosecutors have focused on whether Abramoff defrauded his Indian tribal clients of millions of dollars and used improper influence on members of Congress. Tribes represented by the lobbyist contributed millions of dollars in casino income to congressional campaigns. Abramoff also took members of Congress on lavish overseas trips and provided sports tickets, golf fees, frequent meals, entertainment and jobs for lawmakers’ relatives and aides. Some lawmakers have already returned contributions. Others no doubt are nervously scouring their memories and appointment books. For years, many lawmakers have shrugged off lobbyists’ gifts as campaign contributions, harmless wining, dining and socializing. “Now you’ve got someone admitting exactly what the motivation was and explaining all the avenues they used,” said Kent Cooper, a former Federal Election Commission official. “You’re talking about standard operating procedure here in Washington suddenly being turned on its head and a key operator signing a plea agreement that he may have been involved in some kind of public corruption,” said Cooper, who tracks lobbying and campaign contributions for the nonpartisan Political Money Line service. The Democratic National Committee called the situation the latest installment of a Republican “culture of corruption.” That notion was disputed by White House spokesman Scott McClellan, who denounced Abramoff’s activities as “outrageous” and noted that the lobbyist and his clients contributed to both parties. That may be so, said Norman Ornstein, a political analyst at the American Enterprise Institute, “but it will disproportionately affect Republicans. They are the majority party and because Abramoff is a conservative Republican.” 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 Galen said even lawmakers in seemingly safe districts, and those “who don’t have a reputation for being fast and loose with the rules,” could be vulnerable if voters rise up in reproach “and everybody drops five or six points” in this year’s midterm contests. Abramoff, a former $100,000-plus fundraiser for President George W. Bush with close ties to former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to conspiracy, tax evasion and mail fraud. That cleared the way for his cooperation with federal prosecutors in bringing charges against former business and political associates. The investigation is believed to involve up to 20 members of Congress and aides and possibly several administration officials. The timing couldn’t be worse, politically, especially for Republicans. Lawmakers who may be indicted could find themselves coming to trial this summer, just ahead of the midterm elections. Around the same time, I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby, former chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney, is expected to stand trial in the CIA leak case. DeLay, who had to step down as majority leader in September after a grand jury in Texas indicted him in a campaign finance investigation, is awaiting a trial date. And former Rep. Randy “Duke” Cunningham, R-Calif., gave up his seat Dec. 1 after admitting he had accepted $2.4 million in bribes from defense contractors. last_img read more

Everton seal three late deals, Leicester have brilliant day

first_imgCan’t wait for the season to start tomorrow. ⚽️🦊💙 #lcfc— Harry Maguire (@HarryMaguire93) August 9, 2018a year ago9th August 2018JacksonJordan Ayew’s loan move to Crystal Palace has not been officially confirmed but his brother was on hand to break the news… Welcome home, @IngsDanny! 😇 #saintsfc— Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) August 9, 2018a year ago9th August 2018JacksonJust one more deal to update you on…a year ago9th August 2018JacksonFulham have done it again! Fulham sign Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa from Marseille for an undisclosed fee We’re delighted to announce @jordan_ayew9 has joined #CPFC 🦅 on a season-long loan!#AyewReady👉— Crystal Palace F.C. (@CPFC) August 9, 2018a year ago9th August 2018JacksonJack Grealish seemingly puts the Spurs heartache behind him FirstPrev1 of 4NextLasta year ago9th August 2018JacksonWell, that’s your lot. It’s been a hectic day that’s for sure!We hope you enjoyed our coverage. We’ll see you for deadline day in January 2019…a year ago9th August 2018JacksonDONE DEAL: Southampton sign Danny Ings The transfer window in England closed on Thursday, August 9 at 5pm – but deals are still being announced.Premier League spending has once more exceeded £1billion this summer, and there has been plenty of late business done.talkSPORT has been right across deadline day, bringing you the latest news, rumours and expert views. Follow our live blog here… Welcome to @FulhamFC, @tfosumensah!🖊️:✨ #SHOWTIME— Fulham Football Club (@FulhamFC) August 9, 2018a year ago9th August 2018JacksonMakes it all seem real now. Barcelona duo Yerry Mina and Andre Gomes are looking very happy at sealing their moves to Everton Welcome to @FulhamFC, André-Frank Zambo Anguissa!🖊️:💥 #BANG!— Fulham Football Club (@FulhamFC) August 9, 2018a year ago9th August 2018JacksonAnother Fulham signing! Are they becoming the new QPR?! 🙌 | We can confirm Yerry Mina and Andre Gomes have joined the Blues from @FCBarcelona! 💙Mina 👉 👉— Everton (@Everton) August 9, 2018a year ago9th August 2018JacksonCONFIRMED: Jordan Ayew joins Crystal Palace on a season-long loan Welcome to @FulhamFC, @LucianoVietto!🖊️:— Fulham Football Club (@FulhamFC) August 9, 2018a year ago9th August 2018JacksonDONE DEAL: Brighton sign Martin Montoya Bro it’s the time ⚽️⚽️ @jordan_ayew9 ❤️❤️❤️GOD thank you 🙏🏽 don’t know how too thank u.. one love 👊🏾👊🏾👊🏾 proud of you— André Ayew (@AyewAndre) August 9, 2018a year ago9th August 2018JacksonThings appear to be calming down but there still could be more deals to announce! a year ago9th August 2018JacksonFulham aren’t done yet! They’ve just signed Luciano Vietto on loanWe’ve lost count of how many signings they’ve made! Let’s get to work. #AVFC ❤️💙⚽️— Jack Grealish (@JackGrealish1) August 9, 2018a year ago9th August 2018JacksonHarry Maguire tweets – Looks like he’s committed to his current club ✅ #htafc has completed the loan signing of Belgium Under-21 international Isaac Mbenza from French Ligue 1 club @MontpellierHSC.🗣️ David Wagner: “When we first spoke, it’s clear that he is a real winner.”➡️ (AT)— Huddersfield Town (@htafcdotcom) August 9, 2018a year ago9th August 2018AntonWant to know who everyone has signed this summer?We’ve got you covered.Just click here!a year ago9th August 2018AntonTalking of deal sheets…It seems Everton have also put one in as they look to sign Kurt Zouma on loan from Chelsea. Keep those eyes and ears on talkSPORT for the latest on these moves.a year ago9th August 2018AntonSouthampton have submitted a deal sheet for Danny Ings so could yet sign the Liverpool forward. Looks like it might be sealed as late as 7pm…FirstPrev1 of 4NextLast Another piece of business on deadline day… 👀✍️— Leicester City (@LCFC) August 9, 2018a year ago9th August 2018JacksonMore late deals coming through now – Newcastle have signed Federico Fernandez a year ago9th August 2018JacksonCardiff have got their man! #DeadlineDay | #CardiffCity complete loan deal for @HarryArter2!👉 🔵⚽️🔵⚽️— Cardiff City FC (@CardiffCityFC) August 9, 2018a year ago9th August 2018AntonLeicester City have made another signing late on – a defender! #lcfc can confirm that an agreement has been reached with SC Freiburg for the transfer of defender Çağlar Söyüncü.➡️— Leicester City (@LCFC) August 9, 2018a year ago9th August 2018AntonSounds like Watford could do a late deal here.West Ham United youngster Domingos Quina, linked with Barcelona previously in the window is at the Hornets’ training ground…a year ago9th August 2018AntonFulham aren’t finished just yet! Joe Bryan has now signed from Bristol City, sorry Aston Villa fans. WAIT, YOU WANT SOME MORE?! 🤔#BRYLLIANT— Fulham Football Club (@FulhamFC) August 9, 2018a year ago9th August 2018AntonWhat’s that? Another late deal? Of course it is!Huddersfield snuck this in and we nearly missed it. You don’t get by us that easy, David Wagner! 😉 Worth the wait?Welcome @2MONTOYA… 🏆 @ChampionsLeague🏆🏆🏆 @LaLiga #HolaMontoya #BHAFC 🔵⚪️— Brighton & Hove Albion ⚽️ (@OfficialBHAFC) August 9, 2018a year ago9th August 2018JacksonThe deadline for those who managed to submit deal sheets in time is moments away. Will Liverpool’s Danny Ings get his move to Southampton? Will Fulham make any more signings? a year ago9th August 2018JacksonAnother done deal: Watford have signed Domingos Quina from West Ham on a four-year deal for an undisclosed feea year ago9th August 2018JacksonIt’s not a transfer but some huge news nonetheless! Jamie Vardy signs a new four-year contract with Leicester What a great day it’s been for the Foxeslast_img read more

Chelsea vs Arsenal: Premier League preview and predicted team line-ups

first_img 2 NEW ERA Hazard should start for Chelsea while Aubameyang will likely lead the Arsenal front line again The pair experienced vastly different opening games of the season as Sarri and the Blues travelled to Huddersfield for a 3-0 win, while Emery and the Gunners suffered a 2-0 home defeat at the hands of champions Manchester City.The game at Stamford Bridge kicks off at 5:30pm on Saturday, August 18 and you can listen to it live on talkSPORT. England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won no dice possible standings Chelsea and Arsenal met in Dublin earlier this month Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes Chelsea host Arsenal in the first major London derby of the 2018/19 Premier League campaign on Saturday.New managers Maurizio Sarri and Unai Emery will have their first competitive impressions of the match on Saturday after having already met in a 1-1 pre-season draw, which Arsenal won 6-5 on penalties. huge blow ALTERED gameday How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures How can I listen?Click here to listen to live commentary of Chelsea v Arsenal on talkSPORT.What the managers are saying:Maurizio Sarri: “Emery is a very good coach. He won the Europa League three times, he won in France with PSG, and I think Arsenal this season will be competitive. They will be able to fight for a place in the Champions League.”Unai Emery: “We can improve and we need to improve playing in the difficult games We need to work hard, we need to work together and we need to suffer together when we lose.”Team news:Chelsea: Eden Hazard is expected to return to the Chelsea starting XI having now had an extra week to train with the team since returning from the World Cup. Cesc Fabregas will likely miss the match due to the knee injury which kept him out against Huddersfield.Arsenal: Lucas Torreira could start for Arsenal after initially appearing as a substitute against Man City. Petr Cech will remain in goal. Ainsley Maitland-Niles has now been ruled out for up to eight weeks with a broken leg, joining Sead Kolasinac on the sidelines. Therefore, Stephan Lichtsteiner will likely start at left back, or Nacho Monreal if he is fit enough. Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury smart causal Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? REVEALED How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? REVEALED 2 Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Latest Premier League News Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won silverware Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener Predicted teams:Chelsea: Arrizabalaga, Alonso, Luiz, Rudiger, Azpilicueta, Barkley, Jorginho, Kante, Hazard, Morata, WillianArsenal: Cech, Lichtsteiner, Sokratis, Mustafi, Bellerin, Torreira, Guendouzi, Mkhitaryan, Ramsey, Ozil, Aubameyanglast_img read more

Simon Jordan rants at the FA over Wembley sale and says bosses must go

first_img 2 2 However, Khan announced on Wednesday that he had withdrawn his offer on the grounds that only a minority of the FA Council were behind his takeover.Jordan was also strongly against the idea of selling the Home of Football to foreign ownership.But the former Crystal Palace owner sees the collapsed deal as just another failure under the tutelage of Clarke and Glenn and has called for both bosses to step down from their roles. FA chairman Greg Clarke and chief executive Martin Glenn center_img Simon Jordan has blasted the Football Association, saying they ‘reside over debacle over debacle’ after their plans to sell Wembley Stadium to Fulham owner Shahid Khan fell through.American billionaire Khan had offered £600million to purchase the national stadium, a deal FA chairman Greg Clarke and chief executive Martin Glenn were said to be strongly in favour of.The bosses had wanted to use the money to invest in grassroots and community football and boost public facilities up and down the country. He told talkSPORT host Jim White on Thursday: “The FA reside over debacle over debacle.“I think it’s difficult to make a case for Martin Glenn and Greg Clarke not to go.“Khan is stepping away because it’s a mess, because he doesn’t want to be party to a mess, because Glenn and Clarke can’t sell it. They can’t get it across the line. They can’t take the easy route of selling an asset under value to fund a situation which, in part, has been created by the FA itself.“Khan knows this is toxic right now, so he’s putting it back on the FA and saying, ‘get this mess sorted out and maybe I will come back and buy your stadium off you and do you a favour’.”Listen to Simon Jordan’s rant against the FA and the sale of Wembley Stadium IN FULL above!last_img read more