Dier to start vs Bournemouth after Mourinho embarrassed him with early sub

first_imgJOSE MOURINHO will give a vote of confidence to Eric Dier by including him in his starting XI against Bournemouth today.The new Tottenham boss caused a major shock on Tuesday when he substituted the England international – bringing on Christian Eriksen after just 29 minutes of the Champions League match against Olympiakos.2 Jose Mourinho will start Eric Dier vs Bournemouth as he tries to make amends to the midfielder for hooking him early against OlympiakosSpurs were 2-0 down at the time but battled back to win 4-2.But a source close to Mourinho confirmed Dier was in the the Portuguese coach’s team to face Bournemouth at White Hart Lane.He stressed Mourinho was a big fan of the player, who can play in defence or as a holding midfielder.After the match on Tuesday, Mourinho went to great lengths to explain his treatment of Dier was nothing personal.Mourinho said: “The most difficult moment of the game was not when they scored the first two goals, it was when I made the change in the first half.””It hurt the player but also myself. It’s not easy for him or me.”It’s important that the player understands, and I was lucky my choice was a very intelligent boy who has very good understanding of what the team is, because I did it for the team.”It was not about his performance, but what the team needs.MOST READ IN FOOTBALLTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for him”We are losing 2-0, in a very difficult situation in that moment, and I felt that one positional midfield player was enough.”I thought I needed a second creative player who could play with Dele Alli in what I call an open triangle, and not with a closed triangle with two deeper midfielders.”I apologise to Eric, but he knows I did it for the team and not to hurt him. I think the fans understood too.” 2Jose Mourinho says he would not swap the Spurs manager’s job for any other in the worldlast_img read more

Moeroa and Eels look ahead to right wrongs

first_img“You can’t change it now, so just worry about what you can do in 2017,” was the simple mantra from Arthur to his players.The club will look to get off to a bright start when the first football of the year is played in Auckland at the Downer NRL Auckland Nines.Among the more serious penalties imposed on the club for major salary cap breaches wrought by a since-dismissed administration was the stripping of the 2016 Auckland Nines trophy – the club’s first serious silverware since the 1986 premiership.That one still smarts a little for the players given all clubs leave the majority of their highest-paid players at home and several retired greats have gone over as part of an NRL Nines squad from outside their club’s salary cap.Moeroa confessed to being somewhat baffled by the logic in that penalty but insisted the club would be looking to reclaim the trophy on the first weekend in February.”Day one [of pre-season] Brad pretty much said that we can’t change what’s happened in the past, that’s out of our control but what we can control is what happens in the 2017 season,” Moeroa told NRL.com.”That’s what we’ll focus on, righting the wrongs.”That all starts as soon as February 4 in Auckland.”‘BA’ will pick the team a couple of weeks before the tournament. It will definitely be a strong team but we’ll be looking to get that trophy back and bring it back home,” Moeroa said.The fact Parramatta won enough NRL games in 2016 to chalk up 30 competition points, which would have seen them play September but for a 12-point salary cap penalty, gives the club confidence those feats can be repeated in 2017 with those distractions gone.”The boys, we just want to get to Round 1 and start playing some footy. If we get there and start playing some good footy, you never know, come September we’re hopefully in the finals,” Moeroa added.”We definitely have the team to make the finals, it just depends how we perform. Rugby league is a tough competition and to compete week in week out is what will get us there to October.”Among all the other, board-level dramas for the Eels in 2016 was the fact that two of their best players – winger Semi Radradra and half Corey Norman – had their input restricted by off-field disciplinary issues.Moeroa said Norman had returned to training and picked up where he left off, as a serious leader of the team, while Radradra – who continues to visit his ill father in Fiji at every opportunity while also readying for a court case to answer domestic violence charges as well as fielding offers from French Rugby – has been training well since his return.”Semi’s good, he’s been training the house down, that’s all we can ask from him,” Moeroa said.”He’s part of the team, whatever other issues he has going on outside football that’s between him and the management. We’re here to support him but there’s nothing that involves us beside football.”The boys are just there for support, whatever he needs the boys will be there to give him a helping hand.”Of Norman, Moeroa added: “he’s leading the forwards around, controlling the halves, he’s stepping up his game and realising that he can push for rep honours and I think he might have some personal goals that he wants to try and achieve.”Corey Norman, he’s built for the big stage. If he gets the call up to play Origin at some stage he’ll grab it with two hands and I’m sure he’ll kill it.”Of his own Origin hopes, which he hasn’t tried to hide in recent years, Moeroa said: “I’ve just got to have a big year this year and hopefully try and push for an Origin spot. We’ll see what happens. I’ve got to focus on the season. We’ve got to have a big year as a team and we’ll see what happens from there.”last_img read more

The board studies asking for more cuts to the Barça squad

first_imgHowever, in the absence of specifying these variables, within the Blaugrana board of directors there are a number of managers who were not satisfied with the agreement reached with the staff, which they consider insufficient.According to the agreement reached, Barcelona would save with the reduction of the first template about 14 million monthly in payroll, an amount that for many does not fix anything. This sector of the board that is in favor of renegotiating looks in the mirror of other teams such as Bayern Munich (which has cut 20 percent of its players’ record) or Juventus (which has cut 90 million) and they consider that this is the horizon that the Blaugrana set must set.Therefore, once this state of alarm is over, the various scenarios proposed by the technicians will be studied and the request to a second downgrade to the squad.And seeing how the negotiation of the first ended, which culminated in the statement made by Messi on behalf of the entire team in which he showed the discomfort of the dressing room having been singled out and “under the microscope” by the board, this new negotiation could be even more delicate. As expected, the economic negotiation between the Barcelona board and the first team squad has not ended with the agreement that was made public last Monday. whereby the Barça players accepted the reduction of 70 percent of their salary while the state of alarm lasted. In this agreement, in addition, the footballers added an additional two percent so that the employees did not lose purchasing power by the ERTE that will also be applied to them and that the club is scheduled to present today at the Department of Treball of the Generalitat. The blaugrana board could ask the players for a further downgrade to overcome the economic situation, since the first effort may be insufficient.Miguel Rico publishes in Mundo Deportivo that President Josep Maria Bartomeu has commissioned the club’s executives with a report on the scenarios that Barcelona can face once the first phase of the health crisis caused by the coronavirus is overcome.This study will not be ready until May and depends on several factors. such as whether it will be played open door or closed door, television rights will be charged in full and if not in what percentage, or if you can return to the economic activity of selling T-shirts or visiting the Camp Nou and what level these activities will be carried out, since the return to the activity will be progressive.last_img read more

Pacquiao camp devises KO plans

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers 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 Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Women achievers earn PSA’s Athlete of the Year award View comments LATEST STORIES Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil The website said the 29-year-old Broner, preparing for the biggest fight of his career where he will reportedly get paid $10 million, may choose to send a lawyer in Ohio where he is accused of forcing a woman to kiss him in a nightclub.In Atlanta, he was charged with assaulting a woman in a shopping mall. In both cases, he was reportedly facing a total of five charges that carry the penalty of imprisonment.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 ChrissThose are aside from traffic violations he incurred in Florida where he got arrested last month for not attending court hearings.In Hollywood, Pacquiao’s chief trainer, Buboy Fernandez, told philboxing.com they were already in the late phase of their preparations for the senator’s Las Vegas comeback. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? As Adrien Broner’s troubled past continued to haunt him, Manny Pacquiao has reached optimum shape and is taking a hands-on approach on flight plan specifics, two weeks away from their WBA welterweight championship fight.Broner, aptly nicknamed “The Problem,” has been reportedly summoned to appear in courts in Atlanta and Ohio for sexual assault charges. Both were scheduled for Monday, according to TMZ Sports.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ But Broner has not been knocked out before and was only down on the floor twice in his career, both at the hands of heavy-hitter Marcos Maidana in 2013, eventually losing by unanimous decision.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Pacquiao has started tapering off his sparring and is personally devising a plan against Broner, a former world champ who has lost his last two fights.“Even he (Pacquiao) gives his input, with things we need to add on and things we need to cut,” Fernandez was quoted as saying.Team Pacquiao is expected on Saturday to ride into Sin City where he last fought more than two years ago.He scored a unanimous decision win in November 2016 over Jessie Vargas, whom Broner fought to a draw following a loss to Mikey Garcia.Freddie Roach, Pacquiao’s come-backing tactician, had earlier hinted at breaking down the American’s body and taking advantage of Broner’s penchant for throwing few punches.Pacquiao said he would look for a knockout win, the better to follow up his sensational triumph over Lucas Matthysse last July in Kuala Lumpur.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship historylast_img read more

Libya beat Zanzibar, Kenya needs a point off Tanzania

first_img0Shares0000Libya’s Eltribi Ahmed clears the ball under pressure from Zanzibar’s Khamis Musa Makame. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluMACHAKOS, Kenya, Dec 11- Kenya needs just a draw of any kind in their late kick off against Tanzania to book a slot in the semi-finals of the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup after Libya beat Zanzibar 1-0 in the early kick off at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos.Libya’s win takes them to six points and should Kenya draw with Tanzania, they will also be on six points, but will have an edge by virtue of having scored two goals against Libya’s one. However, Kenya will need to get maximum points to finish with eight and top the group to meet the second placed team from Group B in the semis.Alharaish Zachariah’s 24th minute thunderbolt handed Libya their only win of the tournament having drawn 0-0 in all their previous three matches.Zachariah planted a thunderbolt into the top left corner of the Zanzibari goal after winning back possession at the edge of the box.Before the goal, the North Africans had two chances Almaryami Khalid’s diving header inside the box being saved by the keeper while Aleyat Mohammed’s shot from distance went wide.Zanzibar’s closest chance was in the 12th minute when Adeyum Ahmed’s curling left footed freekick deflected against the wall and was pushed to the crossbar by the Libyan keeper.Immediately on the turn Libya launched an assault upfront and they were almost two up when Shafshuf Suhib headed just over at the back post after the Zanzibar keeper tipped a cross from Aleyat into his path.Libya’s Elbarasi Taher makes a clearance under pressure from Zanzibar’s Abdul Aziz Makame. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluIn the second half, Libya continued to press to get a healthy winner.Zanzibar were almost punished for sloppiness at the back when Abdul Aziz Makame, unlike of him, lost the ball cheaply in a dangerous area. Almaryami picked the gift and launched a one-time shot which unfortunately came off the crossbar.In the 70th minute, Zanzibar were also denied by the bar, a hard working Mudathir Yahya winning the ball off the Libyan backline before launching a ferocious shot that came off the woodwork.Libya keeper Azzaqah Ahmed was forced to work overtime in the final 15 minutes saving shot after shot. In the 74th minute he stretched out well to palm away a curling effort from Ibrahim Hamad who had found space on the right.Five minutes later, he was at hand to deny Zanzibar again, this time tipping over a shot from Yahya swung in at the edge of the box.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

RCMP share photo of alleged counterfeit suspects

first_imgPolice say the suspects will fold the bill in half with the transparent side down in an effort to hide the abnormalities of the currency.In Dawson Creek, the RCMP have seized $1,300 worth of counterfeited $100 Canadian bills.Police remind businesses to double check any currency that they accept as tender. Multiple security features are included by the Bank of Canada to confirm the authenticity of each bill printed.The tweet by the Fort St. John on Friday is the first photo that has been shared of two people that are alleged to be using the bills.Advertisement FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John RCMP say counterfeit bills are being used in businesses in Fort St. John, Dawson Creek, Beaverlodge and Grande Prairie.The Fort St. John RCMP tweeted Friday a photo of two people that they allege have been using counterfeit bills in businesses around the B.C. and Alberta Peace.On Thursday both the Grande Prairie RCMP and the Dawson Creek RCMP put out press releases about the use of counterfeit bills in each community.Please re-tweet to every business owner you know: Suspects in passing counterfeit $100 bills in Grande Prairie, Beaverlodge, Dawson Creek and Fort St John pic.twitter.com/GYqsKHoYMK— Fort St John RCMP (@FortStJohnRCMP) July 12, 2019- Advertisement -In Grande Prairie, approximately 20 incidents have been reported where counterfeit paper dollar bills, in a variety of denominations, have been used to pay for goods at local businesses.Advertisement If you have any information about the case, contact your local RCMP detachment.last_img read more

Saints fans react to former captain’s regret over exit

first_img1 Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana admits he regrets the manner of his exit from Southampton, but maintains he never refused to play for the club in a bid to secure his move to Merseyside.The former Saints skipper, 26, spent 12 years with Saints, but was subject to three separate bids before finally moving to Anfield.Lallana returns to St Mary’s this weekend for the first time since his £23m switch, but insists speculation that he refused to play to push through a move is false, and hopes he is remembered on the south-coast for his time on the field and not departure.But what do Saints fans think of Lallana’s exit? See some of their reaction below…Saints fans, what do you think of the way Adam Lallana left the club and should he be booed when he returns to St Mary’s this weekend? Comment below… Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana admits he regrets the manner of his exit from Southampton, but maintains he never refused to play for the club in a bid to secure his exit to Merseyside. last_img read more

Drink driving delivery man disqualified from roads for a year

first_imgA delivery man who was caught drink driving has been disqualified from the roads for one year.Mr Patrick McMenamin (51) was driving a white transit van when he was stopped by Gardai at Townparks, Lifford, on 31st October 2016. On taking a breath test, Gardai registered a blood alcohol level of 38mg/100ml.Mc McMenamin was subsequently arrested and appeared at Letterkenny District Court on Monday 23rd October on drunk driving charges. He pleaded guilty and told Judge Paul Kelly he was “very sorry”.The court heard Mr McMenamin was a delivery driver in full-time employment.Judge Kelly gave him the option to have his disqualification postponed to get his affairs in order regarding his employment.Mr McMenamin agreed to accept the disqualification immediately. He was fined €200 and banned from driving for one year, with the ban coming into effect in 14 days.Drink driving delivery man disqualified from roads for a year was last modified: October 24th, 2017 by Staff WriterShare 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:delivery mandonegaldrink drivingGardailicenseLiffordlast_img read more

ROSSES AC HOST CROSS COUNTRY MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIPS THIS WEEKEND

first_imgRosses ACThis Sunday will see the Cross Country season kick off with the first event being hosted by our own club.The Donegal Donegal Cross Country Even Ages and Masters Championships will take place in Maghergallen, Gweedore this Sunday 5th October. Action will get underway that day at 12 noon with Ladies Masters race followed by the mens race at 12:20.The underage will get underway shortly after this with races for boys and girls under u8, u10, u12, u14, u16 and u18.As our club is hosting it would be appreciated if as many parents and anybody interested was there on the day to provide support and help.The Primary Schools Cross Country was held in Carrickfinn Tuesday 23rd September with six races on the cards starting with U-9 Girls (born 2006/2007), U-9 Boys, U-11 Girls (born 2006/2007), U-11 Boys, U-13 Girls (born 2002/2003), U-13 Boys and there was medals for the top 20 in each race and three cups up for grabs: Best 2/3 teacher school: Best 4/5 teacher school: Best large school. The results, where a fantastic turnout of 338 children for a well organised event, were an unexpected and narrow victory for Acres NS, Burtonport in the Primary Schools cross country in Carrickfinn today in the 4/5 teacher category by one point from Scoil Mhuire, Doire Beaga and Scoil Naomh Dúigh, Anagaire in joint second.Top performer for Acres was John Gallagher who was a convincing winner of the Boys U-11 race. Kyle Gallagher was 3rd in the Boys U-9 race and Mia Baikie was 3rd in the Girls U-13 race.Well done to Máistreas Leanne. Roshine NS, Maghery won the 2/3 teacher category with Jack Tracey winning the Boys U-9 race and Melissa Mc Gee finishing 2nd in the Girls U-13 race.Scoil Chróine, Dungloe were winners of the large school category and had impressive individual winners in Clare Diver, Girls U-9; Emily Colangelo, Girls U-11 and Oran Wallace, Boys U-13. Leah Mc Garvey, Scoil Phádraig, Dobhar was the winner of the Girls U-13 race.Well done to Fiona Mc Ginley who was 1st Lady finisher in the Mooathon 10K in Downings last Sunday. Cross country training continues for all adults in Mullaghderg every Wednesday and Friday at 6. Club captain Michael Mc Elroy in charge.There is a group of athletes training in Gweedore each week which are focus mainly on marathon training towards Dublin but open to anybody in getting some distance training done.This group are meeting Wednesday and Fridays at 7pm at Euroflex, Gweedore Industrial Estate. There are different distances and paces to suit all.Anyone training for a Half Marathon or Marathon is welcome to come along. ROSSES AC HOST CROSS COUNTRY MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIPS THIS WEEKEND was last modified: September 30th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:athleticsNoticesROSSES ACSportlast_img read more

Busch Stadium era ends in 5-1 defeat

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The stadium opened May 12, 1966, with the Cardinals beating the Atlanta Braves. The Cardinals played six World Series in the stadium, winning two (1967 and 1982). They were 1,760-1,409 in the regular season, 35-18 in the postseason. – Apparently momentum doesn’t mean nearly as much as starting pitching. The St. Louis Cardinals came into Game 6 of the NL championship series on the heels of Albert Pujols’ dramatic ninth-inning, two-out, three-run homer that sealed a 5-4 win in Game 5. Rejuvenated, the 52,438 at Busch Stadium were delirious as the game began, cheering wildly for each Houston out in the first inning and giving Pujols a long standing ovation in his first at-bat, even as he struck out. – The Cardinals found themselves on the wrong end of another close call Wednesday. Demolition will begin within days as crews make way for completion of the new Busch Stadium being built next to the old ballpark. To those outside of St. Louis, Busch was known as one of the “cookie-cutter” ballparks built in the 1960s to house both baseball and football. To Cardinals fans, it has been a shrine, a place where more than 3 million traditionally congregate each season. Down 3-0 in the fifth, St. Louis had two on and none out when Abraham Nunez grounded hard to Oswalt, who fumbled the ball briefly and whose throw to second was off-target. Shortstop Adam Everett lunged to catch the ball and made a sweeping tag at Yadier Molina. Replays showed the tag might have missed Molina, but second base umpire Greg Gibson called Molina out. Manager Tony La Russa argued, unsuccessfully. – Hitting with two strikes is white-knuckle time for most batters. Not David Eckstein. The St. Louis Cardinals shortstop was second in the NL batting with two strikes, hitting .279 with six of his eight homers and 37 of his 61 RBIs. But his biggest two-strike at-bat was Monday, when he hit a 1-2 slider from Houston’s Brad Lidge for a single with two outs and nobody on in the ninth inning of Game 5 of the NLCS, setting the stage for Albert Pujols’ dramatic three-run homer. “I’ll take my chances, win or lose,” Eckstein said. “It’s a calming feeling to be up at the plate at that time.” His luck wasn’t so good Wednesday. Eckstein went to two strikes twice. He struck out in the fifth against Oswalt and grounded out to second in the eighth. Eckstein said he feels he has a responsibility to work the opposing pitcher. When he gets strike two, all he has to do is hit. “When I have two strikes, I feel free,” Eckstein said. “My job is to make the pitcher throw a lot of pitches, and when I swing at a bad pitch early in the count that bugs. Once I get to two strikes and I swing at a bad pitch, I don’t mind it at all.” – Finally, the Astros found success hitting with men in scoring position. Houston entered Game 6 hitting .103 (4-for-39) with men on second and/or third. On Wednesday, the Astros were 2-for-6 with two RBI singles, a sacrifice bunt and a successful squeeze bunt. Craig Biggio’s third-inning single and Morgan Ensberg’s seventh-inning hit drove home one run each. Adam Everett laid down a perfect squeeze bunt in the sixth. – Before this season, Abraham Nunez was a career backup. Scott Rolen’s injury problems have transformed Nunez, who returned to the Cardinals’ lineup after missing two games with a deep left thigh bruise, into an indispensable man in the lineup. He had one single in three at-bats. “Abe has come a long way, as far as importance,” La Russa said. “There’s no doubt about it.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img ST. LOUIS — Busch Stadium hosted its last game. Forty seasons of baseball came to an end at the concrete relic when the Cardinals lost 5-1 to Houston Wednesday in Game 6 of the NL championship series, sending the Astros to the World Series against the Chicago White Sox. last_img read more