Spurs fans rage at Neville for linking Pochettino to Utd during thrashing of Everton

first_imgGARY NEVILLE is feeling the wrath of Tottenham fans as they accuse him of linking their manager to Manchester United instead of talking about his impact on today’s game.As Spurs dished out a thrashing to Everton at Goodison Park, their fans were getting protective over their Argentinian boss8 Neville faced the wrath of Tottenham fans as they felt the United legend was making a case for Poch to move to ManchesterCredit: Getty – ContributorPochettino is many of the United legends’ favourite to take the manager job on a permanent basis and Neville is no different.But as Neville praised Poch, Tottenham fans felt he was making the case for why he should move to Old Trafford, rather than discussing which level he could take his current club to.Tottenham’s 6-2 thrashing of Everton puts them in third place and five points clear of fourth place Chelsea.But several Spurs fans were more distracted by the Sky Sports’ pundit’s comments rather than the eight goal thriller.8 Poch’s team dished out a 6-2 thrashing at Goodison Park today, but Spurs fans were more concerned with Neville’s commentsCredit: Reuters 888One said: “Hi Gary, Any chance instead of disrespecting our club and manager could you talk about the game today please.”While another told the United legend that the world did not begin and end with Manchester United.Yesterday, the Red Devils’ all-time leading goal scorer Wayne Rooney made it clear that Pochettino was his number one choice for the permanent job.Sir Alex Ferguson is also reportedly championing Poch behind the scenes.888Ole Gunnar Solskjaer explains how Wayne Rooney’s text helped him restore Manchester United’s smileMost read in footballBRO MESSAGEBobby Charlton’s touching tribute to Jack revealed as he misses funeral serviceFRESH OUTFITMicah Richards pokes fun at Roy Keane backstage at Sky Sports studiosFALL OF TROYDeeney calls Sky reporter ‘cheeky b******’ after he asks about retirementSHOTS FIREDDenis Irwin’s son trolls Liverpool fans with savage Steven Gerrard tweetPicturedC’MON THE LADSRamos’ becomes dad again as wife gives birth to FOURTH son Maximo AdrianoVideoROY MEANKeane says ‘that’s why they never win anything’ as Villa celebrate staying uplast_img read more

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Returning Djokovic still managing elbow injury

first_imgFormer world number one Novak Djokovic admits his elbow is not yet 100 percent as the Serb prepares to return from six months out at the Australian Open.The six-times champion, who last played competitively at Wimbledon in July, says he is still managing the injury, which has caused him to abbreviate his service action.“It hasn’t been 100 percent yet healed,” Djokovic told reporters at Melbourne Park on Saturday. “But right now it’s at the level where I can compete, and every day is getting better.”Djokovic said he had been convinced by doctors that he would not be doing the injury any more damage by playing in Melbourne.“I’m hoping that it can be 100 percent at the start of the tournament. I don’t know how it’s going to behave. Even if it’s 100 percent healed, after six months of no competition, you never know how you’re going to react,” the 30-year-old added.“So let’s see. There’s not much more I can do. I’ve done really everything in my power, with a team of people around me, to enable me to be right here in front of you guys, and to compete in Australian Open.”Djokovic said the injury had been bothering him for about 18 months before the pain, which he felt on his serve, became too much.The Serb confirmed the injury had not needed surgery but would not answer a question as to whether he required a pain-killing injection to play.Djokovic tested out his elbow, and his new serve, in an exhibition match earlier this week, beating Austria’s Dominic Thiem, in straight sets.“I’m happy with the new service motion,” he said. “I don’t want to say ‘new serve’, but new service motion.“I feel like I spend less energy but I’m more efficient. I’m really looking forward to trying out my new serve here.”Seeded 14th having dropped down the rankings during his injury hiatus, Djokovic said he was confident he could still compete.“I still know what I’m capable of and I believe in my own abilities to win against the best players in the world,” he said.“I know that if I get myself to desired level of performance — mental and physical — that I can actually have a good chance to go far in the tournament.”last_img read more

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Pocari, Creamline shoot for quarterfinal headstart

first_imgAi-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ The Lady Warriors dropped their last two matches in the classification phase and lost to the Power Smashers in the tiebreak for the second and last outright semifinal berth.Pocari thus dropped to the cutthroat quarterfinal phase, where they face the resurgent Air Force Jet Spikers for the second time in three days.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new groundPocari hopes to get back at Air Force, which dealt them a stunning 25-19, 24-26, 25-27, 25-21, 15-6 defeat that yanked them out of an outright semifinal berth.Pocari battles Air Force at 4 p.m. hoping to suit up ace Myla Pablo and cover up for the absence of import Edina Selimovic, who is out with a hamstring tear. Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend View comments China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak More Taal volcanic quakes recorded despite weaker eruptions Swing Out Sister back to PH this April LATEST STORIEScenter_img Rates stands tall after three, leads Masters by 2 Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Pocari Sweat hopes to steady the ship after a wobbly end to the elimination round when it takes on Air Force in the playoffs of the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference on Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Creamline, meanwhile, hopes to add consistency to an up-and-down campaign when it battles Perlas in the other women’s match.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Creamline, meanwhile, battles Perlas at 6:30 p.m.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’last_img read more

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Chelsea ready for Drogba re-union

first_img0Shares0000ISTANBUL, February 25- Chelsea renew acquaintances with former hero Didier Drogba and an old rival in Roberto Mancini when they go to Istanbul to take on Galatasaray for the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie on Wednesday.Drogba was the hero of Chelsea’s 2012 final victory against Bayern Munich, scoring a late equaliser to force extra-time and then netting the decisive penalty in the shoot-out that followed. But the powerful Ivorian centre-forward was also one of the cornerstones of Jose Mourinho’s first spell in charge at Stamford Bridge, with the pair arriving at the same time in 2004.“It’s a strange feeling,” Mourinho said, having previously expressed a wish that the clubs would come out of the hat together before the draw was made.“We know him well and that means there will be no friends during the game. We have respect for a real legend of this club before the game and after the game, but we have a job to do.“It’s in his nature to win and to score, but we have to stop him.”For Mourinho, coming up against Drogba is nothing new – his Real Madrid side beat Galatasaray 5-3 on aggregate in last season’s quarter-finals despite Drogba scoring for the Turks.The tie will also see the Chelsea manager come up against Dutch playmaker Wesley Sneijder, who was the driving force of his Inter side that won the Champions League in 2010 and moved to Istanbul last year.There is also the enticing prospect of seeing Mourinho in direct confrontation with Mancini, the man he replaced as coach of Inter in 2008, and the man who locked horns with the London club during his tenure at Manchester City.Beyond the sub-plots, though, Sneijder believes Galatasaray’s inside knowledge on Mourinho’s methods gives them a good chance of springing a surprise.“Mourinho knows us well and that is an advantage but the same applies for us, we know Mourinho very well, perhaps better than the Chelsea players know us,” said the 29-year-old, who also told Turkish media that his former mentor had called him immediately after December’s last-16 draw.– Hostile atmosphere awaits –Chelsea did not exactly convince en route to winning their Champions League group ahead of Schalke 04 and Basel, losing both meetings with the Swiss side.However, without the distraction of European football over the winter, they have emerged as serious contenders to win the Premier League title, a 12-match unbeaten run putting them top of the table, a point ahead of Arsenal.Over two legs, they are the clear favourites to get the better of Galatasaray, even if the Turkish side progressed from their group at the expense of Juventus and can count on a hostile home support at the 52,000-capacity cauldron of the Turk Telekom Arena.Mancini’s side beat city rivals Besiktas 1-0 at the weekend with a Selcuk Inan penalty to keep the pressure on Fenerbahce in their domestic Super Lig, and have lost just once in 19 games.However, the Italian insisted in an interview with British radio station TalkSport last weekend that something special would be required for his side to beat Chelsea, with a 6-1 home loss to Real Madrid at the start of the group stage indicating the size of the gap that separates Galatasaray from Europe’s elite.“We went through in a difficult group with Real Madrid and Juventus and I think it was a miracle,” he said. “Now we are here and I don’t know if we can do another miracle but we want to try. In football never say never.”Chelsea, whose January signings Nemanja Matic and Mohamed Salah are ineligible to feature in Europe, travelled to Turkey on Monday evening with David Luiz and John Mikel Obi both included in the party despite missing the weekend’s 1-0 win against Everton.Oscar, substituted in that game with an ankle problem, also flew out with the squad, who would love a repeat of the scoreline the last time the clubs met in Istanbul in 1999.On that occasion, they ran out 5-0 winners, with Norwegian striker Tore Andre Flo scoring twice.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Fire damages apartments

first_img“We put on clothes and ran outside,” he said, “then we called the building manager. We’re just waiting to see what happens next.” A temporary shelter was set up at the Alhambra High School gymnasium by the local Red Cross for about 18 evacuees, said spokeswoman Nimfa Rueda. The exact number of people displaced was unknown, she said, as some weren’t home and others opted to stay with relatives or friends. Victims’ needs will be continually assessed and assistance provided accordingly, she said. Firefighters had the blaze under control in about 30 minutes, Kabala said, adding that damage was estimated at $500,000. mary.gurton@sgvn.com (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4461 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The 16-unit building was considered uninhabitable and was “red tagged” until further notice, Kabala said. No one was injured, he said. Residents Li Bin Fang, 54, and Steven Kluchik, 61, were awakened by smoke from the blaze, they said. “I smelled the smoke and started screaming for Steven,” said Fang, who is Kluchik’s roommate in their second-story apartment. “I opened the window and more smoke came in.” Kluchik said the pair were very “close to the fire.” • Photo Gallery: 02/02: Apartment fire • Video: Carport fire in AlhambraALHAMBRA – Investigators believe arson was to blame for a carport fire in Alhambra early Friday that displaced at least 18 people, officials said. Firefighters called at 3:55 a.m. to the apartment building at 135 N. Fifth St. found heavy smoke and flames in the carport area, according to Alhambra Fire Division Chief John Kabala. “There is physical evidence to support that the fire was intentionally set,” said Kabala, adding that three cars were destroyed beyond recognition. “We are currently dissecting the scene, removing the vehicles to see burn patterns on the concrete, which has a tendency to tell a story in itself.” last_img read more

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Homeless man found dead

first_imgEL MONTE – A transient was found dead Wednesday morning in the Rio Hondo wash, officials said. Workers at a construction site at 9133 Garvey Ave. reported seeing a body to police. “When they saw him lying in the wash, after he hadn’t moved, they called it in,” said El Monte Lt. Michelle States. The man, who has not been identified, was not wearing any pants, underwear or shoes. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.“He was found with a shirt on and a blanket over his lower body,” States said. The cause of death is still under investigation. 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Chelsea, Liverpool and Man United told: Forget about signing Inter Milan star!

first_img1 Ivan Perisic in action for Inter Milan Inter Milan have no intention of selling Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United target Ivan Perisic.The Croatian, considered one of the best wingers in Serie A, has scored seven goals in 23 league outings so far this term.Reports in Italy have suggested that all three Premier League clubs are interested in offering him a shot at English football with summer bids mooted.However, Inter’s sporting director, Piero Ausilio, insists any talk of a move away for the 28-year-old is wide of the mark.He told Gazzetta dello Sport:  “I do not think it is either Perisic’s or our intentions for him to leave.“He is part of a massive project and we do not want to sell our players. We cannot envisage an Inter without Perisic.“We are not going to get rid of our best players.”last_img read more

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Premier League Preview Show – Thursday, 19 October

first_imgTom Rennie and David Walker are joined by former Spurs midfielder Kevin Watson and ex-Leicester striker Iwan Roberts to preview all the action ahead of game-week nine of the Premier League.Have Leicester pressed the panic button too quickly or was Craig Shakespeare destined for failure? Will Spurs make it back to back Wembley wins or will Liverpool pick up where they left off in midweek? Can Chelsea overcome their injury crisis to keep Marco Silva’s Watford at bay?All this and more discussed on the Premier League Preview Show.last_img

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Episcopal diocese to stay

first_imgThough the majority of the 2.3 million-member U.S.-based denomination support Jefferts Schori’s progressive views on women priests and same-sex marriage, San Joaquin is one of numerous traditional dioceses seeking to circumvent the U.S. church in favor of direct representation in England, or in a more conservative national church abroad. The Anglican Communion, which lacks a governing body like the Vatican for Roman Catholics, includes 38 self-governing provinces across 164 countries. The provinces in turn are divided into dioceses such as San Joaquin. Under Schofield’s leadership, the Fresno-based diocese has already stopped sending most funds to the national church and has considered a plan to affiliate with an Anglican diocese in Argentina. Should the diocese eventually break with the national church, its millions of dollars in real estate, including its lush, mission-style headquarters in Fresno, would likely become subject to a long legal battle. Earlier this year, Schofield and bishops from Pittsburgh, Central Florida, Dallas, Fort Worth, Quincy, Ill., South Carolina and Springfield, Ill., asked the Archbishop of Canterbury to appoint a traditional national leader to oversee them, instead of Jefferts Schori. The Dallas bishop later withdrew his signature. Over the summer, four California bishops levied formal charges against Schofield, when he suggested the diocese was intending to secede, but those charges were dismissed by church authorities. Last month, Schofield signed a statement of allegiance to Latin American archbishops exploring the creation of an alternate province in the U.S., said the Rev. Rick Matters, a parish priest in Lodi. One Bakersfield mission affiliated with the 8,000-plus member diocese already adheres to a bishop in South Korea. Those actions have set off a poignant and often bitter debate among worshippers. Members speak of the diocese’s “divided heart,” and worry where they’ll pray if its 48 churches secede and if the airy diocesan chapels become off limits. If change is necessary, some progressive members say they’d rather align with the diocese in San Francisco, where two openly gay priests were among candidates to become bishop earlier this year. Even if more than half of clergy and lay delegates vote to identify the diocese as explicitly Anglican on Saturday, that small change would not become final unless it’s approved by a two-thirds majority at a meeting next year, McCalister said.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! FRESNO – The Episcopal Diocese of San Joaquin quietly backed away from its threat to become the first to split with the national denomination just as its diocesan convention was about to begin. Clergy and lay delegates had been poised to consider a groundbreaking resolution to split from the Episcopal Church – the U.S. wing of the 77 million-member Anglican family – as divisions over the Bible and sexuality tear at the faith’s national leadership. Instead, they’ll consider a watered-down proposal that makes no significant changes to the conservative diocese’s status. Amendments can be made during the meeting, which starts Friday. “Instead of declaring that we’re on our way to this or that province, it says we recognize and declare that we’re Anglican,” said the Rev. Van McCalister, a spokesman for the diocese, which covers a wide swath of Central California. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’The change of course comes as Episcopal leaders have been putting pressure on San Joaquin Bishop John-David Schofield, who refuses to ordain women and gays, and other conservatives to ease off their threats to secede. Two weeks ago, Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori sent a public letter to Schofield saying that leaving the church would be akin to violating his ordination vows. “Your public assertion that your duty is to violate those vows puts many, many people at hazard of profound spiritual violence,” she wrote. “The more honorable course would be to renounce your orders in this Church and seek a home elsewhere.” McCalister did not elaborate about why the proposal was changed earlier this week. On Thursday, leaders of the national church offered conservatives more independence through the creation of a leadership position called a “primatial vicar,” who would work with dioceses and perform functions that normally fall to Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, including consecrating local bishops. last_img read more

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When does the January transfer window close for Premier League clubs?

first_imgThe January transfer window closes this week, meaning Premier League clubs need to get moving if they are to add to their squads for the rest of the season.Last term saw top-flight sides spend a mammoth £420million in the winter market with mega-money moves confirmed seeing Virgil van Dijk join Liverpool, Arsenal sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Aymeric Laporte arrive at Manchester City. targets REVEALED LIVING THE DREAM Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could make signings at Man United this month When does the January transfer window close for the Premier League?Having opened on January 1, the winter market will slam shut again at 11pm on Thursday, January 31.Clubs must confirm all new signings and outgoings, loan or permanent, by this time. IN DEMAND Latest Transfer News It has already been a busy month and there is plenty of time left to do more multi-million pound deals.With several teams needing to strengthen in key areas, it promises to be another hectic few weeks before the window shuts again.talkSPORT has all the dates and times you need to keep up with all the spending. When does the January transfer window close? By what time must Premier League clubs get business done? RANKED Dominic Solanke has left Liverpool to join Bournemouth LATEST 4 Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Holland’s window runs from January 3 to January 31 while Portugal’s opened on January 3 and closes February 2.What deals have been done in the January transfer window so far?You can get a full rundown of every deal in the Premier League by clicking here. Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer When does the January transfer window close for the Championship and rest of EFL?The Championship and the rest of the football league also have until 11pm on January 31 to get their deals done.But clubs can still sign free agents beyond this date if the player left their previous club before the end of the summer window last August. Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade moving on Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Chelsea have signed Christian Pulisic for £58m When does the January transfer window close across Europe?The winter markets in France and Germany will close on the same date as that in England.Spain’s opened on January 2 but will also close on January 31 while the window in Italy ran from January 3 to January 18. The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star 4 three-way race 4 targets Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing TOP WORK 4last_img read more

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