How Spurs will line up under Mourinho at West Ham with Alderweireld recalled

first_imgTottenham fans give their thoughts on Pochettino’s sacking latest sports newsSILVA’S GOLDEN GIRLModel Ines Tomaz has been helping Bernardo Silva through quarantineGossipCROWD RETURNFA Cup final ‘may see 20,000 at Wembley in trial allowing some fans at games’CommentPHIL THOMASDiving and whining was never a good look and will seem worse after lockdownExclusive’I’M IN A BAD WAY’Ex-England star Kenny Sansom talks for first time since being attackedExclusiveBOURNE AGAINHowe says Cherries are stronger after lockdown with FIVE fit-again starsExclusiveSWAN THAT GOT AWAYSwansea wanted £3m Davies three years ago but couldn’t get work permitExclusiveMARK MY WORDSJennings reveals life story from adoption to drug abuse and suicide attemptsNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticTherefore Moussa Sissoko stands out as the best candidate to fit Mourinho’s style and do a job on the right wing.Up front, Harry Kane will no doubt lead the line in Saturday’s 12.30pm kick-off that will commence the 56-year-old’s highly-anticipated return to the Premier League.2 Mourinho arrived just hours after the sacking of PochettinoCredit: AFP or licensors TOTTENHAM fans are eagerly awaiting Jose Mourinho’s first line-up as manager with a number of players hoping to return.Toby Alderweireld, Danny Rose and Christian Eriksen sat out the 1-1 draw with Sheffield United that spelled the end of Mauricio Pochettino’s time in charge.2And the new boss’ first decision for facing West Ham that will certainly get the fans on side is to take Eric Dier out of central defence.The England international may still find a place in the midfield if Tanguy Ndombele isn’t fit to feature but, with Jan Vertonghen also a doubt, Alderweireld should step into the backline.Hugo Lloris’ injury will keep Paulo Gazzaniga in goal behind Davinson Sanchez.Two more decisions must be made in the full-back slots with Serge Aurier and Danny Rose most suited to Mourinho’s style, the Ivorian previously linked to Manchester United when the Portuguese coach was in the Old Trafford dugout.center_img If Dier gets the nod, there is an outside bet of Victor Wanyama starting alongside him to nail down the new manager’s defence-first philosophy.However Harry Winks is in undroppable form right now and fans can expect to see him at London Stadium.Fitting Dele Alli into the side may not be Mourinho’s priority despite playmaker Eriksen’s similar drop in form this season.The Spurs hierarchy might have already made up their mind on awarding the Dane a bumper new deal or not but a return to the pitch is vital if they are serious about him staying.On the flanks, Son Heung-min will comfortably make the side but Lucas Moura, Giovani Lo Celso and the injury doubt Erik Lamela could find themselves benched.Mourinho’s first ten games at SpursNov 23 – West Ham (A)Nov 26 – Olympiakos (H)Nov 30 – Bournemouth (H)Dec 4 – Man Utd (A)Dec 7 – Burnley (H)Dec 11 – Bayern Munich (A)Dec 15 – Wolves (A)Dec 22 – Chelsea (H)Dec 26 – Brighton (H)Dec 28 – Norwich (A)last_img read more

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Russia trying to reform – IAAF task force

first_imgMOSCOW (AP):Russia is making efforts to reform after its damaging doping scandal, according to the head of the IAAF taskforce set up to determine whether the country’s ban from global track and field should be lifted.”The Russians have recognised that there is an issue, a problem, and they are trying to fix it,” Norwegian anti-doping expert Rune Andersen told The Associated Press yesterday.Russia was suspended by the IAAF – track and field’s world governing body – from international competition, including the Olympics, in November after a report by a World Anti-Doping Agency panel detailed a state-sponsored doping programme.Andersen, who heads the five-person IAAF taskforce, held meetings Monday and yesterday in Moscow with Russian government and sports officials.”There is an open and frank discussion,” he said. “There are no obstructions to what we’re trying to do. Everyone wants to find solutions to the problems that Russian athletics has had today.”Andersen added that “several” more meetings are planned with “our Russian friends” before the taskforce reports back to the International Association of Athletics Federations in March.In order for Russia to be readmitted in time for this year’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, the IAAF has said the country must investigate doping cases, remove officials or coaches who were involved in drug use or cover-ups and establish “a strong anti-doping culture”.The Russian athletics federation is due to elect a new president Saturday as part of its own reform programme. The front-runner is long-time general secretary Mikhail Butov, who also sits on the IAAF’s ruling council.”We have talked about the structure, that’s part of the verification criteria; and of course, that will be part of the discussion when we move on to this,” Andersen told the AP.last_img read more

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Seven TNT KaTropa players declare they want Terrence Romeo out

first_imgTNT dealt away Terrence Romeo for two role players and a future draft pick of San Miguel Beer after management acted on other KaTropa’s requests to trade away the three-time PBA scoring champion.Anthony Semerad and Brian Heruela, who have been playing behind the shadows of the multititled Beermen’s established stars, were given up by San Miguel together with its first round pick in 2021.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “But you cannot allow just one player—no matter how talented—to destroy what you’ve built over the years.”The source said Romeo has gotten into fights with teammates, even during practice sessions.“He doesn’t want to be touched and goes after his teammates when this happens,” the source said of Romeo. “He wants everything to be centered on him, which cannot happen.”ADVERTISEMENT No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom View comments 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 The deal, which has been forwarded to the Commissioner’s Office for approval of Willie Marcial, was reached Monday, a day after the 2019 Draft, as Ka-Tropa management deemed it best to release Romeo rather than risk jeopardizing chemistry in the team.An Inquirer source, familiar with goings-on in the team but who spoke on the condition that he is not identified, bared that seven TNT players—some of the team’s biggest stars—have sought out management to petition Romeo’s removal.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 Chriss“He (Romeo) ruined the chemistry in the team, from what we gathered,” the source said as he added that TNT welcomes Heruela and Semerad.“It’s a pity because he is such a talented offensive player,” the source continued as the plan for Romeo, acquired from GlobalPort in a trade in April, to take over TNT when Jayson Castro retires will no longer happen. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Alab posts No. 2 behind another Balkman show Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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David Granger must be held 100% responsible for hot political mess in Guyana

first_imgDear Editor,Joey Jagan’s proposal as captioned in his letter dated September 19, 2019, “Postpone elections and form a caretaker coalition with the PPP to create meaningful constitutional changes” is an idea that is unrealistic at this time. Guyana is not Sudan; they are distinctly different societies with different historical evolutions. History always shapes choices and in Guyana’s case, we have a history of both dictatorship and democracy where coalitions always end in failures.But more importantly, is Joey suggesting that the largest political forces in Guyana (the PPP) take the spot that Moses Nagamootoo legally occupied until September 18, 2019? Only the dull and the ignorant will not realise that under this current Constitution, the Office of the Prime Minister is nothing but a creature of the Office of the President and at any time, the Prime Minister can be rendered into a rubber-stamp.Has Joey already forgotten that on Valentine Day 2015, a promise was made to the AFC that their choice for Prime Minister should be the Chairman of the Cabinet and head of domestic affairs under the Cummingsburg Accord? Did this happen?  So why must this nation ever trust the PNC again with the Presidency?  If they want it, they must win it at the ballot box.It is absolutely insane to do the same thing over and over and expect a different outcome. Is Joey now telling us that Team Granger had an epiphany on the midnight of September 18, 2019, after deflowering and devouring the AFC and is now ready to honour the intent and spirit of signed political agreements after disfiguring the UF in 1968 and the AFC in 2015?I do not know what sort of team Joey served in, but a few vital ingredients are necessary in building an effective coalition – accountability, consistency, and trust. One only has to analyse all of Mr Granger’s action since December 21, 2018, and we shall see that as a political leader, he possesses none of these qualities.Why don’t I suggest a variation to Joey’s impractical suggestions?1.     Mr Granger does his constitutional duty and calls the elections;2.     Both sides commit now to a new CONSTITUTION within 14 months of the elections.Might I suggest something for inclusion in the new Constitution – First, Guyana should have a fixed elections date on the 1st of September every 5 years.  This will take away from the Executive that power to play games with the elections date.Secondly, Guyana does not need an Executive President; we need an Executive Prime Minister who shall be the Head of Government.  There shall be a Titular President who shall be the Head of State and shall have constitutional powers that are only activated when the Government collapses and the Constitution come under attack, as we are observing today. That person shall be a retired public servant/judge/military officer/ambassador who served at the highest levels without political affiliations – like a Rudy Collins or Joe Singh or Cecil Kennard or Desiree Bernard.Finally, GECOM needs to be decommissioned and re-established as an accountable and transparent body to the people— not the politicians. It is disgusting that in this modern-day and age that some of the GECOM Commissioners can be instructed by the two political leaders as a means of steering their work. Such actions violate normalcy in a democracy. This is Guyana; not Turkmenistan or Uzbekistan! We are supposed to be a proud member of the democratic western hemisphere.That is why, while it should remain a 7-person body, only 2 of the 7 members should be servants of the political players – one from the governing team and one from the combined opposition. The remaining 5 must be stakeholders from civil society who have not served in a prior political role (the Inter-Religious Group, the Business Community, the YOUTHS representative – under the age of 35 to speak for the 55% of the population who are being ignored today, the WOMEN representative and the Chairperson).The Chairperson is a special case because never again should the Head of Government and Leader of the Opposition be allowed to influence this appointment with their partisan mindsets. The Chairperson should be appointed by the Judicial Services Commission, after consulting the business community, the religious community, the professional bodies like accountants, doctors, engineers, academics, lawyers, women’s movement, youth movement, trade unions, etc.We are a maturing democracy and it is time we act our age and stop all this child play that we all have been observing since December 21, 2018. Never again must such immature political actions be allowed to influence this society and Mr David Granger must be held 100% responsible for this hot political mess that this country finds itself in today.Regards,Sasenarine Singhlast_img read more

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Liberia’s Problem: ‘No Love for Country’

first_imgFour of the representative aspirants who appeared at the CEIO yesterday in Monrovia A Representative aspirant for Montserrado County District #6, Samuel B. Jacobs, has said our leaders not having ‘love for country’ is responsible for Liberia’s under development problem.Mr. Jacobs made the remark yesterday at the official kick-off of the Community Forum at the Center for the Exchange of Intellectual Opinion (CEIO) in Monrovia under the theme ‘Conversation on the Youth Votes 2017,” organized by NAYMOTE.According to Jacobs, the self-interest and self-seeking attitude of many of the country’s leaders “has caused Liberia to face all these glitches in the development of the country and the empowerment of its citizens.”The Community Forum is intended to provide an opportunity for young representative candidates to discuss or explain their plans for citizens if elected.“Liberia and many African countries are blessed by God with two seasons, rainy and dry seasons, but yet Liberia continues to import water from other countries sold in the various supermarkets. This is not something for Liberia to boast about,” he said.“The issue of love for country should be placed at the forefront to push our country forward to compete with other countries. We should stay away from self-interest, as is being applied across Liberia.”Jacobs also stressed that it is time for Liberian leaders to reduce their salaries and benefits in order to place citizens’ priorities and ‘country first’ ahead of everything.Daintowon Paybayee, a female aspirant of Montserrado County District #13, said Liberia also lacks implementation of policies, laws and programs, noting that there are already policies in place to address some of the issues in the country, including oversight by lawmakers.She said it is time for young people with ideas and solutions go to the House to help fix the country for the next generation, adding: “We have many young people who are qualified to address some of the problems in all sectors of Liberia.”For his part, an aspirant for District #5 in Montserrado County, Benjamin Wahyee, noted that Liberia already has the policies, but needs sufficient data prioritization of policies to bring the country on par with the region and the world at large.He said the problem with the expected outcome of policies is working to achieve them, stating that Liberia has introduced “a hand to mouth country situation.”According to him, lawmakers are not responsible for expanding programs, saying that it is the responsibility of the local government to expand policies, programs and development, supported by lawmakers.Wahyee maintained that Liberia needs to train its citizens especially the youth to take over service delivery to customers, adding that “Liberia cannot get rid of foreigners if we do not train our people for the jobs that foreigners occupy today.”The NEC says Montserrado constitutes 36% of the total voter population in the country and NAYMOTE wants voters in Montserrado County to get better dividends for their votes.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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La Mirada rally falls just short

first_imgCompton came alive in the second quarter behind 6-foot-10 center Edgar Garibay’s six points. But the Matadores maintained a 33-31 halftime lead behind Williams’ six points. It helped that the Matadores shot 47 percent from the field (18 of 38) and held a 28-26 edge in rebounds, but they also had 14 turnovers to Compton’s five. Compton was shooting 40 percent, including 5 of 11 3-point attempts, but most of its other points were from in close and the misses were from long distance. Williams kept up the pace after intermission with nine of his team-high 23 points, but Derozan’s 11 points helped Compton keep pace and build a five-point lead by the end of the third quarter. Sandoval finished with 15 points, and Garibay had 13 before fouling out in the fourth quarter. Robbins and Siemens had 13 points apiece for La Mirada. Compton advances to Tuesday’s semifinals against Mater Dei, a 79-57 winner over Mayfair in another quarterfinal Friday. roger.murray@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3046 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! • Photo Gallery: 02/23: La Mirada vs. Compton LA MIRADA – Demar Derozan scored 27 points, including back-to-back slam dunks, to start a crucial 12-3 run near game’s end and lead visiting Compton High School to a 75-68 victory over La Mirada in the CIF-Southern Section Division I-AA boys basketball quarterfinals Friday night. Trailing 51-46 going into the fourth quarter, La Mirada (21-8) rallied to tie the game 54-54 with an 8-2 surge sparked by Taylor Siemen’s back-to-back baskets. But as they had throughout the game, the Tarbabes answered quickly, this time with a pair of 3-pointers from Tony Sandoval and Derozan. La Mirada stepped up again. Sophomore center Derrick Williams scored six points, including a three-point play, in an 8-1 run that gave the Matadores a 62-61 advantage with 3:32 to play. center_img From that point, it was mostly Derozan and Compton. As the Tarbabes (25-3) steadily built their final 14-6 scoring spurt, La Mirada committed four of its 18 turnovers to help negate 3-pointers from Siemens and Kyle Risser. “Disappointing,” La Mirada coach Larry Kaupang said of the manner in which his team ended its otherwise remarkable season. “We made a couple of bad mistakes down the stretch, bad passes. They capitalized on our mistakes; we didn’t capitalize on theirs. “We created some opportunities, had some chances to win, but we didn’t make the plays we needed to. No excuses. They’re a really good team.” La Mirada started quickly and built a 21-13 lead after one quarter that included eight points by Josh Robbins. last_img read more

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Salesman pleads guilty to bribery

first_imgRoth said he and the company’s owners paid $532,000 in bribes to the former food buyer for Oregon’s Department of Corrections from September2004 to December2006, according to court papers. Levin and Lawrence snapped up manufacturers’ overruns and products nearing the end of their shelf lives at steep markdowns, court documents said. Many of these items later found their way to prison cafeterias or were sold in prison commissaries. Weeks ago, the company’s owners, President Michael D. Levin, 52, and Vice President William S. Lawrence, 48, pleaded guilty to identical charges in U.S. District Court in Eugene, Ore. The three, released on their own recognizance, are due to be sentenced June27. Each of the three defendants could be fined $500,000 and spend 13 years in prison, but they could face shorter terms if they cooperate with the government. Representatives of the company, located in the Centre Pointe Business Park, declined to comment Wednesday. SANTA CLARITA – In the wake of mea culpas from owners of a Santa Clarita food wholesaler, a salesman for the company pleaded guilty this week to bribing a food buyer for Oregon’s prison system. On Tuesday, Howard F. Roth, 57, of Levin and Lawrence Inc. admitted to one count each of bribery and tax fraud. The matter is a tangled one and may not yet be over. “We’re taking any information we get, and the investigation is ongoing,” said Chris Cradani, assistant U.S. attorney in Oregon. Farhad “Fred” Monem, 48, who bought large quantities of bulk foods for Oregon’s 13-prison system, was fired from his $75,500-a-year job in February but has not been charged. He worked there for more than a decade, buoyed by glowing performance reviews thanks to the millions he saved the state each year. Perrin Damon, a spokeswoman for the Oregon corrections system, said inmate meals were nutritious, and the system was as much a victim as anybody else. “There were no red flags.” A criminal investigation was sparked by tips from whistle-blowers – two former employees of Levin and Lawrence.last_img read more

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Residents invited to public meeting for zoning bylaw amendment

first_imgThe City of Fort St. John is hosting a public meeting regarding the amendment of Zoning Bylaw 2302, 2015.The City received an application looking amend the bylaw for building two duplex dwellings – totaling 4 units – in the South East area of Fort St. John.The area is developed with small lot/single family dwellings to the east and the south and duplex dwellings to the north and west.- Advertisement -The bylaw is to designate the subject land from ‘single detached and manufactured housing’ to ‘single detached and duplex housing.’The public are invited to make presentations and present written submissions regarding the matter.Copies of the proposed bylaws and related documents will be available to view at City Hall between 8:30 and 4:30, starting today until the 23rd.Advertisement The meeting itself is at 6 PM on November 23rd.To find more information about the bylaw looking at being amended, and the application, look at the request for decision here.last_img read more

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Sarri found out he was sacked as Napoli coach on TV

first_imgBut after Sarri asked for more time to consider his future, former Chelsea and Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti was appointed as new coach of the Serie A runners-up.The 59-year-old Sarri told Il Mattino: “We were having dinner … discussing whether or not to stay. We turned on the TV and we saw Ancelotti entering Filmauro (the headquarters of Napoli owner Aurelio De Laurentiis).“I had some doubts, that’s fair, but there was a clause in the contract and it wasn’t something I had asked for. The timing wasn’t respected.“Now I hope that Ancelotti can achieve what I came so close to.”Napoli won their last Serie A title during the days of Diego Maradona in 1990.Sarri — who took over from another Italian Antonio Conte at Chelsea — has won his first four games in England.“I didn’t win anything in Naples. Conte here has won (Premier League 2016-2017) and it is difficult to take his place,” said Sarri.“Here it is totally different: it is an absolute party, it is a pleasure to arrive in the stadiums and see the fans with different shirts drinking a beer together.“I sign autographs for the fans of the opposing team on the sidelines, before and after the match.“There are games with so much intensity, physicality. The English game is a different football from the Italian one, played in extraordinary stadiums.“But at the beginning it’s not so simple to understand things. I know less about the teams I face and the opponents.”It is the first time that Sarri, who started out as a banker, has coached outside Italy.“Close up (life in Italy) is full of problems. But when we are far away, there is a bit of nostalgia and something is always missing.“More than all the food, even though I’m getting used to the meat and salmon here. But I can’t find anyone who makes coffee like Tommaso (Napoli coffee maker).”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Chelsea’s Italian head coach Maurizio Sarri says he found out he was sacked by Napoli on TV. © AFP / Oli SCARFFMILAN, Italy, Sep 7 – New Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri revealed on Friday that he found out he was sacked as coach of his previous club Napoli on television.Sarri had two years left on his contract after leading his hometown club to challenge champions Juventus for the title last season.last_img read more

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These are the players Liverpool SHOULD HAVE signed in the summer

first_imgCharlie Wyett has told talkSPORT Liverpool should have spent the Luis Suarez transfer fee on three quality players.Anfield manager Brendan Rodgers signed seven players in the summer, with much of the money being generated from the sale of the side’s star striker to Barcelona.But those signings have largely backfired and the Sun’s football editor, Charlie Wyett, believes the club got their close season recruitment policy wrong.He told Hawksbee and Jacobs: “Brendan Rodgers went into the season with a lot of money to spend and he’s probably not spent it as well as he could have, and none of those signings have really worked out.“Hindsight is a wonderful thing, but I’m wondering if they would have been in the position they are in today if they’d spent that money on just three players – Hugo Lloris, Alexis Sanchez and Wilfried Bony.”last_img read more

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