Gareth fits Utd and Spurs – the first England boss in decades to enhance his rep

first_imgHe has been full of admiration for English players who have gone overseas — quick to reward Jadon Sancho with a call-up after his move to Borussia Dortmund and recall Kieran Trippier after he joined Atletico Madrid.Southgate’s horizons are broad and his career trajectory is rising.Sometimes it simply helps if you stay to the end. Manchester United and Tottenham are two clubs where his face certainly fits.The job of genuinely restructuring United — a task never properly taken on in the post-Ferguson era — would appeal to him especially.Southgate’s key managerial credentials are an emphasis on passing football, promoting youth, an ability to make tough calls decisively and the emotional intelligence to deal with elite players.These all make him a strong candidate for a major club role — despite his lack of Champions League experience and the continued snobbery of many big-six fans towards English managers.It has been instructive to hear both Southgate and United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer talk about Marcus Rashford recently.Solskjaer spoke with vagueness about his struggling forward — ‘He wants to play on the left, through the middle, as a No 10, as a right winger’.Meanwhile Southgate spoke far more analytically — how Rashford was best as a “wide raider”, playing through the inside-left channel and how he had to utilise his blistering pace more effectively rather than dropping back in search of the ball.It was one small example but a typical one. Southgate often has a clearer vision of a player’s abilities than their own club managers.2 Rashford was picked on the weekend despite an inconsistent start to the seasonCredit: Getty Images – GettyIt will all be a matter of timing, of course. The United job may fall vacant too early for him, as Solskjaer struggles. The Spurs job may not be available soon enough.Yet Mauricio Pochettino is clearly restless — and should he go next summer, without Spurs winning a trophy, might Harry Kane, by then nearly 27, start seriously considering his own future?Perhaps not if Southgate — who made him England captain and in whom he trusts implicity — were to replace the Argentinian.Should neither job be available, Southgate would be keen to move abroad — despite his own lack of foreign language skills.Latest Football 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 permitNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticBAYERN 5 DUSSELDORF 0Lewa bags two as Bayern thump rivals to close on 8th straight title TWO interesting facts about Gareth Southgate: he never gets to a match late and he never leaves early.You’ll remember all those other England managers turning up at Premier League games, casting an eye over one or two native players, then heading off after 70 or 80 minutes to beat the traffic.2 Southgate takes charge of England against Kosovo on TuesdayCredit: EPANot Southgate, though. Southgate is in the boardroom before and after matches, and he tends to do a lot of listening, gleaning information, building relationships, occasionally offering an opinion if asked.And he usually attends matches alone, so that he finds conversation with club officials and other key footballing figures.Southgate doesn’t take this approach to further his own career beyond England.But next summer, when he’s likely to be on the market, there will be few Premier League directors who do not know, admire and trust Southgate.Managing England has never been a stepping stone to the stars.After leaving the “impossible job” Sam Allardyce and Roy Hodgson both found their next employment at Crystal Palace, Sven-Goran Eriksson and Kevin Keegan at pre-Abu Dhabi Manchester City.Fabio Capello and Terry Venables moved on to lesser national roles with Russia and Australia.Glenn Hoddle turned up at Southampton, Graham Taylor at second-tier Wolves and Steve McClaren perfected his comedy Dutch accent with FC Twente.But as the first England boss for more than 20 years to fully enhance his reputation in the position, Southgate is likely to be different.The England manager was relegated with Middlesbrough in his only previous club job — though he was fresh out of the dressing room and in charge of a club tightening belts, having overspent.In 2013, Southgate failed an interview at League One Sheffield United for being “too nice”.Try telling that to Wayne Rooney, Joe Hart, Jack Wilshere, Chris Smalling, Kyle Walker and many other players treated with ruthlessness these past three years.Gareth Southgate says England fans should be hugely excited by our young playersSouthgate has made it clear that, while he is 100 per cent committed to leading England into the Euro 2020 finals, he is unlikely to continue beyond that tournament.The Three Lions chief will turn 50 this time next year and will have been out of club management since his 30s.He also has a strong bond with his No 2 Steve Holland, who is effectively in a part-time role and itching to get back on a club training ground. While Southgate’s focus will remain, his sense of ambition — just like that ruthless streak — is easily underestimated.So, especially if his England reign continues to flourish, Southgate will hold realistic hopes for a top-six job next season.last_img read more

Neymar calls Barca president a ‘joke’

first_imgHotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Brazilian forward Neyma. AFP PHOTO/ JAVIER SORIANO / AFP PHOTO / JAVIER SORIANONeymar labelled Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu a “joke” as the war of wards between Barcelona’s beleaguered board and the Brazilian star continued on Tuesday.In interviews with Catalan newspapers Mundo Deportivo and Sport, Bartomeu claimed Barca would be better off without Neymar this season following his world record 222 million euro ($263.7 million) move to Paris Saint-Germain.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. La Liga has asked UEFA to investigate both PSG and City for breaches of financial fair play rules.“Qatar and Abu Dhabi are two countries that have two clubs,” added Bartomeu.“If Bayern Munich, Manchester United, Real Madrid or Arsenal buy a player from you, you know (the money) comes from football.“But these two clubs distort the market.”Bartomeu also insisted a four-year contract extension for Lionel Messi has been signed by the player’s agent and father, Jorge Horacio Messi.Barca announced an agreement with the five-time World Player of the Year in July, but Messi himself is yet to put pen to paper amid rumours he is unhappy with the running of the club.Messi’s current deal expires in 2018 meaning he could leave Barca for free next summer.“It is all agreed and signed,” Bartomeu added.“There are three contracts: one with Messi’s foundation, that is signed by the president of the foundation and the player’s brother; a contract with Leo Messi’s image rights, that his father and administrator of his company have signed; and the work contract that Leo’s father has signed.” Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Bartomeu also criticised Neymar and his father and agent Neymar Sr’s exit strategy.“This president is a joke,” Neymar replied in a comment about the news on social media site Instagram.A vote of no confidence motion has been launched by former Barca presidential candidate Agusti Benedito that could oust Bartomeu if it receives enough support from the club’s members in the coming weeks.Neymar’s departure sparked a shopping spree from Barca, who landed 20-year-old French winger Ousmane Dembele for an initial 105 million euro fee from Borussia Dortmund and Paulinho for 40 million from Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande.However, Barca missed out on a host of other targets, including Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho, blaming the rampant inflation in the transfer market caused by PSG and Abu Dhabi-backed Manchester City.ADVERTISEMENT 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 respitecenter_img Williams edges Kvitova for 1st US Open semifinal since 2010 Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay With Bartomeu’s handling of Barca’s haphazard transfer policy being heavily criticised, he described the loss of Neymar as an “opportunity” for Barca to rebuild their midfield rather than pile resources into a superstar front three of Neymar, Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez.“The trident was very good but it had its consequences,” Bartomeu told Sport.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“It is an opportunity to return to the collective football in the middle of the field, which traditionally was Barca’s strength.“It is an opportunity, with a new coach, a new project. We need to stop being pessimistic!” Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson View commentslast_img read more

Knicks announce hiring of David Fizdale as new coach

first_imgP16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Rafael Nadal in middle of football controversy in Madrid Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident FILE- In this March 11, 2017, file photo, Memphis Grizzlies head coach David Fizdale calls to players during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Atlanta Hawks in Memphis, Tenn. A person with knowledge of the details said Thursday, May 3, 2018, that the New York Knicks have agreed to hire Fizdale as their new coach. The former Grizzlies coach will replace Jeff Hornacek, who was fired last month after two seasons. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill, File)NEW YORK — David Fizdale has been hired as coach of the Knicks, saying he is hoping to “build the type of winning team the passionate fans of New York will be proud of.”The Knicks announced the hiring Monday after agreeing to terms with the former Memphis Grizzlies coach last week. They plan to introduce Fizdale at a news conference Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’center_img LATEST STORIES ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Fizdale, 43, also was an assistant for four seasons in Atlanta and one in Golden State.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Fizdale went 50-51 with the Grizzlies, leading them to the postseason in his only full season before getting fired early last year after clashing with star center Marc Gasol. He becomes the 29th coach in franchise history, hoping to lead the Knicks out of what is now a five-year postseason drought.He replaces Jeff Hornacek, who lasted two seasons in New York before getting fired hours after the season finale.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe Knicks cited Fizdale’s leadership, experience and expertise in player development in a news release announcing the hiring. Fizdale spent eight years as an assistant in Miami, helping the Heat win two NBA titles.“I appreciate the enormous responsibility it is to coach the Knicks and am ready to give my all to build the type of winning team the passionate fans of New York will be proud of,” he said in the release. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READlast_img read more

My worst time? This is not even close, says beaten Sharapova

first_imgThose traumatic days have long since given way to one of sport’s most powerful rags-to-riches stories which has seen Sharapova earn a personal fortune estimated to be in the region of $200 million.But despite her sense of perspective on Monday’s defeat, there remain question marks over whether or not Sharapova will ever return to the peak of her powers.The last of her five Grand Slam titles came at Roland Garros in 2014 with the period since interrupted by a 14-month doping ban.She made the fourth round at the US Open last year in her first Slam since her return, the third round in Australia in January and quarter-finals in Paris before a first round exit at Wimbledon in July.That loss to Vitalia Diatchenko, the world number 132 at the time, at the All England Club was her first opening round Wimbledon defeat and earliest Grand Slam exit in eight years.ADVERTISEMENT “What’s challenging is when you’re a teenager and you have a few hundred dollars and you’ve got no sense of the future, you don’t know where you’re going to end up. You just have a dream,” said Sharapova.“I think that’s a lot tougher than being 31 years old and having the opportunity to do whatever I want in my life.”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’Sharapova, speaking after losing 6-4, 6-3 to Carla Suarez Navarro on Monday, was referring to the time when at seven years old, she left Russia for Florida.She and father Yuri spoke no English when they arrived in the United States while visa restrictions prevented the young Sharapova from seeing her mother Yelena for two years. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum On Monday, Sharapova was attempting to reach the quarter-finals in New York for the first time since 2012.But she ran into an inspired Suarez Navarro who marked her 30th birthday with a second win in five meetings against the Russian.The defeat was also Sharapova’s first in 23 matches played under the Flushing Meadows lights — 22 of those on the showpiece Arthur Ashe Stadium.‘I’ve done plenty’She is adamant that her best days are still ahead of her.However, her performances at the US Open this year exposed serious flaws.In her four matches, she served up 32 double faults and dropped serve 15 times.She carved out a tournament-leading 49 break points but converted only 21, a success rate of 43 percent.Her bitterest rival Serena Williams, after four rounds, has just nine double faults and has been broken only three times.The American has a 62 percent conversion rate on break points at 18 of 29. “If I didn’t have the belief to keep doing this and to keep having the motivation and the grind of doing this every day in order to get myself in these positions, I don’t think I would be here,” said Sharapova.“I think I’ve done plenty in my career, established a lot for myself personally, professionally.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Federer stunned by 55th-ranked Millman in US Open 4th Round Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES 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 Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown MOST READcenter_img Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Maria Sharapova, of Russia, waits for Jelena Ostapenko, of Latvia, to serve during the third round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)Maria Sharapova laughed off suggestions that losing in the US Open fourth round represented the toughest period of her life.That, she insists, came when she arrived in the United States with her father — but without her mother — and just $700 in their pockets.ADVERTISEMENT Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title View commentslast_img read more

‘God Is Angry with Liberia’

first_imgMore than 100 Bishops, Pastors, General Overseers, Prophets, Evangelists and other Ministers of the Gospel, under the auspices of the Liberia Council of Churches (LCC), converged Wednesday at the edifice of the St. Stephen Episcopal Church on 10th Street in Sinkor, Monrovia, to deliberate on the Church’s role in and response to the Ebola epidemic.The meeting was called by Archbishop Jonathan B.B. Hart, President of the LCC, who was also recently elected and enthroned Archbishop of the Internal Province of West Africa.At the meeting were mainstream church leaders such as Archbishop of the Catholic Church of Liberia, Lewis Zeiglier, first vice president of the LCC, Rt. Reverend Dr. Kortu Brown, as well as representatives of other Christian associations with whom the LCC collaborated in organizing the meeting.The Pentecostal Fellowship Union of Liberia, Liberia Fellowship of Full Gospel Ministers, Association of Evangelicals of Liberia, Prophetic Call to Ministers, Christian Community in Liberia, Apostolic World Christian Fellowship, were all represented.The meeting was expected to discuss and consider an enhanced spiritual response by the church in Liberia to the prevailing Ebola virus.The men of God, meanstream Episcopalians and non-denominational evangelicals alike, unanimously endorsed the following resolution:That God is angry with Liberia, and that Ebola is a plague. Liberians have to pray and seek God’s forgiveness over the corruption and immoral acts (such as homosexualism, etc.) that continue to penetrate our society. As Christians, we must repent and seek God’s forgiveness. That a three-day indoor fast and prayer across the nation be observed, commencing next Wednesday, August 6th, and concluding Friday, August 8th.That an inter-denominational committee be constituted to present said resolution to government. That if government is in agreement, the Republic of Liberia be locked up for three days of fast and prayer. All movement should be restricted during those three days. People should stay at home for three days of silence, fasting and prayer.Said committee plans to present its resolution to the Liberian leadership today, July 31st.Relatedly, the  Roman Catholic faithful in Liberia, Wednesday ended a three-day prayer call made by Archbishop Lewis Jerome Zeigler, of the Catholic Archdiocese of Monrovia.Last Sunday, Archbishop Zeigler in a Homily during Mass at the Sacred Heart Cathedral in Monrovia, called on all members of the Catholic Church in Liberia to observe three days of serious prayers, using the Holy Rosary for God’s intervention to bring remedy to the Ebola epidemic.Rt. Rev. Zeigler urged Christians, especially Catholics, to knock on the door of God. “The Church has used faithful and truthful prayers to God for intervention in our lives in times of peace, war or famine. Let us not miss this opportunity to pray together and go to God in the spirit of humility and repentance,” he admonished Catholics.The Catholic prelate warned that Liberia has a very heavy load to carry, and called on all Liberians to unitedly shoulder that burden.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Lakers could sure use an aggressive Odom

first_imgWhen he is at his aggressive best, Odom is one of the NBA’s most dynamic players, capable of using his speed to take a bigger forward off the dribble or using his size to post up a smaller forward inside. When he is at his passive worst, Odom is largely a jump shooter who takes up residence on the perimeter. Far from putting up triple-double numbers, Odom sometimes goes long stretches without even touching the ball. Odom was the first player before he injured his right knee in December and the second player after he returned. The Lakers won just six of 17 games when he returned; Odom averaged 15.2 points, 10.4 rebounds and 4.3 assists, but shot only 41.7 percent. Now the question is, which Odom will return for the final 18 games of the season? How Odom goes likely will determine whether the Lakers can make something of this injury-ravaged season. Assistant coach Kurt Rambis, who ran Monday’s practice while Phil Jackson went to the dentist, acknowledged that Odom could be putting himself in position to aggravate his shoulder just by trying to secure a rebound. “You put that shoulder in a situation where you’re reaching back and somebody grabs it, you know it’s going to hurt,” Rambis said. “So it’s something that he’s going to have to continue to fight through and play.” Odom has been vague about the state of his shoulder, although he reported no pain after practice. He would not commit to the off-season surgery and said of his first day back: “I’m just taking my time. I’ll mix it up a little bit more tomorrow.” Rambis said the Lakers forced Odom, who uses his left hand almost exclusively on the floor, to test his shoulder in practice by playing him at a wing spot instead of in the backcourt. “He was in rebounding, he was attacking the basket and he was getting inside,” Rambis said. “That let us know that at least at some point in time mentally, that he’s ready to go with that and ready to challenge his shoulder.” Walton, meanwhile, remained on track to return against Denver. He said he started feeling weakness in his injured right ankle only at the end of practice, after he had become fatigued from playing in three full-court games. The Lakers have gone just 6-15 without Walton. Not that Walton expects his return (along with Odom’s) to provide any guaranteed relief from the Lakers’ collective misery. They’ve lost their past three games by an average of 24 points. “It’s not that simple,” Walton said. “We’re not playing like a team right now. Just throwing guys back in there is not going to make it happen. It’ll help, because I think Lamar and I are both very unselfish players, but we’ve got to do it as a team. “We have to all start buying into the offense again, and our defense, we’re not even playing any defense. We’ve got to come together as a team.” Rambis also provided some insight as to how Jackson is handling this latest stretch of losing. He had only two five-game losing streaks as a head coach before this season. According to Rambis, Jackson told the Lakers after Sunday’s blowout that they still were looking at a favorable first-round matchup in the playoffs as long as they could recapture the spirit with which they played earlier this season. “We don’t know if we can beat those teams, but we can certainly challenge all of those teams and make it tough on them in the playoffs in a seven-game series,” Rambis said. “So he still has that confidence, he still has the belief in the team and the guys.” The NBA assessed Kobe Bryant a flagrant foul type 1 for an elbow he delivered to the head of Philadelphia’s Kyle Korver late in the first half of Friday’s loss. No foul was called on the play in which Bryant was trying to dribble free for a shot. Bryant and Brian Cook were excused from Monday’s practice. The Lakers played five-on-five with 40-something assistant coaches Brian Shaw and Craig Hodges on the floor. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! There were positive reviews for both players, whose return undoubtedly will help stabilize a team that has lost 12 of its past 15 games. However, whether Odom will be an attacking player or one who is protecting his left shoulder remains to be seen. “I’m going to go out there and play at full throttle,” Odom said. center_img EL SEGUNDO – As if the questions about their second six-game losing streak and 36-point drubbing at the hands of Dallas weren’t enough, the Lakers also have to wonder just what player they will be getting back this week in Lamar Odom. Odom returned to practice Monday – along with forward Luke Walton – and is hopeful of playing Thursday at Denver. That would be less than two weeks after suffering a torn labrum that likely will require surgery after the season. last_img read more

AFC, Gor warm up for Mashemeji with losses

first_img0Shares0000AFC Leopards players walk off the pitch in disappointment during their match against KCB at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on May 15, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluMACHAKOS, Kenya, May 15 – Leaders Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards on Wednesday evening warmed up for Sunday’s Mashemeji Derby with losses, both picking up identical 1-0 losses at the hands of Nzoia Sugar and KCB.Gor Mahia would have gone one point closer to lifting the league title with victory against Nzoia, but ended up losing by a solitary goal scored by Hansel Ochieng in the 34th minute at the Mumias Complex. In Machakos, Kennedy Owino’s 37th minute goal was enough to hand KCB victory over AFC. A fun fact is that there were only three minutes between AFC and Gor conceding.Both sides had rested most of their key players in anticipation for a hotly contested derby with AFC’s Soter Kayumba and David ‘Cheche’ Ochieng who were on four yellow cards starting on the bench while Whyvonne Isuza and Paul Were, both recently called up to Kenya’s African Cup of Nations squad missed the game.For Gor, the likes of Jacques Tuyisenge, Harun Shakava, Samuel Onyango, Ernest Wendo and Joash Onyango were all rested for the tie.In Machakos, AFC were completely outdone by a hard working KCB who were gifted for their industry, Owino hitting the target at the near post.KCB FC’s Clinton Kisiavuki vies for the ball with AFC Leopards defender Dennis Sikhayi during their Kenyan premier League match at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on May 15, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluThe winger had been sent through with a beauty of a long pass from former AFC defender Mike Kibwage. Owino raced into the box and tried to cut back for Chrispinus Onyango rushing into the box, but the ball was cut out by Christopher Oruchum.As if by luck, the ball fell straight back to Owino’s feet and he calmly slotted the ball home from a tight angle.Before that, AFC had struggled to create chances and the closest they came was via a Robinson Kamura ninth minute freekick which was smothered behind for a corner by KCB keeper Joseph Okoth.On the half hour mark, AFC had another chance when Mukangula swung in a decent volley from the edge of the box after being set up by Boniface Mukhekhe but it was deflected for a corner.In the second half, Mbungo made changes for AFC, Aziz Okaka and Mukangula who had struggled to make their presence felt in the game subbed out for Wayeka Tatuwe and Vincent Oburu.AFC Leopards defender Christopher Oruchum tries to go past KCB’s Martin Nderitu during their Kenyan Premier League match at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on May 15, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluBut, that didn’t do much to change the color of the game as KCB defended well to ensure they guarded their single goal lead with a lot of jealousy.AFC had two late chances, Oruchum’s thumping header from a Mukhekhe corner rattling the cross bar while off another setpiece, Wayeka bounced his header just wide.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Fantasy Premier League tips: Eight players to Triple Captain in Gameweek 37

first_img 8 Leicester City may have sewn up the Premier League title but in the world of Fantasy Football there are divisions across the globe which are yet to be decided.Now we’re in the penultimate gameweek and, much to our delight, it’s a double one for eight teams.This means you’ve got an amazing chance to use one of your bonus chips, you may have already used your Bench Boost in the last double gameweek so this presents you with an awesome opportunity to punt on a Triple Captain.So, after consulting our brilliant Fantasy Premier League transfer tips, which you can see here, take a flick through our advice above on which players to use the chip on… 8 Troy Deeney (Watford) – Deeney’s double against Aston Villa proved the player is one who will always give his best for 90 minutes. Against a Liverpool side, which is likely to be weakened, and Norwich City, he could find himself amongst the goals once again. He’s a decent shout to be your Triple Captain. 8 Eden Hazard (Chelsea) – One swallow doesn’t make a summer but three goals in his last two appearances and his turbo-charged cameo against Tottenham makes us think the player is hitting form. He could punish Sunderland and a Liverpool side with their attention on their Europa League final on 25 May. Andy Carroll (West Ham) – Carroll has an outside chance of making Euro 2016 so will want to go out with a bang over the next week. Any heroics could put the Hammers on the cusp of a Champions League spot, so could the pony-tailed wonder be Slaven Bilic’s man of the moment? Jermain Defoe (Sunderland) – The 33-year-old hotshot will need to be at his best if the Black Cats are to stave off the threat of relegation. Playing leaky sides like Chelsea and Everton could give him chances he needs, while the fact he’s a shoo-in for penalty taking duties make him perfect if you want to place your chip on an outside bet. 8 Anthony Martial (Manchester United) – Another man looking to make France’s Euro 2016 squad is the spritely young forward for the Red Devils. He could do well against Norwich, who are desperately fighting against relegation. 8 8 Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool) – We suggest, with caution, Sturridge could well be on a mission to prove his doubters wrong in the next three games. An England spot up for grabs will also spur him on. He, though, is unlikely to start both matches against Watford and Chelsea. 8 Dimitri Payet (West Ham) – Click the right arrow above for more advice on how to use your Triple Captain… – The midfielder has been one of the players of the season but his, and West Ham’s battle isn’t done yet. There is still a chance they could finish fourth so the Hammers will be going hard to beat Swansea and, rivals for Champions League football, Manchester United. Payet could be the difference, especially with both matches being at Upton Park – the last two Premier League games at the stadium. The fact he’s fighting for a Euro 2016 spot will keep him going, too. 8 Romelu Lukaku (Everton) – Ok, we know the Toffees are unpredictable but, given half a chance against both Sunderland and Leicester, who have already won the title and will be without Robert Huth, Lukaku could get amongst the goals. Proceed with caution is our advice.last_img read more

Santa Clarita Calendar

first_imgAARP Driver Safety program, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-9444. Household Hazardous Waste Collection event, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at College of the Canyons, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia. Call (661) 255-4965. Free landscape education class will focus on irrigation, 9 a.m.-noon at the Castaic Lake Water Agency located above Central Park at 27234 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Call Karen Denkinger at (661) 513-1230. Volunteer breakfast for those interested in helping with the Buckets of Love fundraiser on Mother’s Day, 9:30 a.m. at Valencia Country Club, 27330 Tourney Road, Valencia. Call (888) 362-8253 to R.S.V.P. Fantasy Story Time, 10 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 254-6604. Introduction to Feng Shui, 10-11 a.m. at Whole Foods Market, 24130 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call Tina Landrum at (661) 260-2377, Ext. 210. Project R.E.A.D. will give children in grades K-8 a chance to read to a specially trained dog, 1-3 p.m. at the Valencia Library, 23743 W. Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 259-8942. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for a morning run, 7 o’clock in the parking lot at Starbucks, 26415 Bouquet Canyon Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Free wellness workshop will present research about stubborn weight, fatigue and hormone imbalance, 10-11:30 a.m. at the office of Dr. Larry Cart, 24868 Apple St., Suite 101, Newhall. Call (661) 284-6233. Saugus train station will be open, 1-4 p.m. at Heritage Junction in William S. Hart Park, 24151 Newhall Ave. Call (661) 254-1275. Karaoke night, 8 o’clock at VFW Post 6885, 16208 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-6885. Special Olympics offers athletic training and competition for athletes with learning disabilities throughout the day at various locations in Santa Clarita. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. SUNDAY Fiction Light Book Group will discuss “The Elegant Gathering of White Snows” by Kris Radish, 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 254-6604. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for marathon training, 6:30 a.m. in the parking lot at Granary Square, 25930 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Bingo will be played, 10:30 a.m. at Mint Canyon Moose Lodge, 18000 W. Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-7222. Saugus train station will be open, 1-4 p.m. at Heritage Junction in William S. Hart Park, 24151 Newhall Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 254-1275. MONDAY Mystery Readers Book Club will discuss “One Step Behind” by Henning Mankell, 6:30 p.m. at the Canyon Country Jo Anne Darcy Library, 18601 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country. Call (661) 251-2720. Travel Club Book Group will explore the South Pacific, 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 254-6604. Special Olympics offers golf lessons to athletes with learning disabilities, evenings at Vista Valencia Golf Course, 24700 W. Trevino Drive, Valencia. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. TUESDAY Women’s Leadership Conference, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. at College of the Canyons, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia. Call Agnes Eguaras at (661) 362-5034. Free health lecture will feature Maria Strmsek discussing volunteering, 9-10 a.m. in the Community Room at Westfield Valencia Town Center, 24201 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call David Sell at (661) 253-8017. Lions Club-Castaic will meet, 7:15 p.m. at Marie Callender’s, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-8677. Nonaerobic workout in a heated pool for joint and muscle conditioning, 10:30 a.m. at the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA, 26147 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 253-3593. Santa Clarita Runners Club will work out, 6:15 p.m. at the College of the Canyons track, 26455 N. Rockwell Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Sierra Hillbillies Square Dance Club will offer an intermediate class, 7-9 p.m. in Rooms A1 and 2 at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 252-2210 or (661) 255-0463. Barbershop Harmony Singers will rehearse, 7:30-9:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room at Valley Oaks Village Apartments, 24700 Valley St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6109 for security-door information. WEDNESDAY Good Morning SCV networking breakfast, 7:30 a.m. at HomeTown Buffet, 23154 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Cost: $25. Call (661) 702-6977 to register. Free consumer lecture on “Powers of Attorney,” 1-2 p.m. at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-9444. Movie showing will feature “Aristocats,” 3:30 p.m. at the Newhall Library, 22704 W. 9th St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-0750. Dinosaur Pajama Story Time, 6:30 p.m. at the Canyon Country Jo Anne Darcy Library, 18601 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country. Call (661) 251-2720. Spine education program, 5-6 p.m. at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital, 23845 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 253-8959. Santa Clarita Sunrise Rotary Club will meet, 7:10 a.m. at IHOP, 24737 W. Pico Canyon Road, Stevenson Ranch. Call (661) 250-1023. Santa Clarita Valley Rotary Club will meet, 12:10 p.m. at Marie Callender’s, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Call (661) 259-7701. Santa Clarita Valley-Newhall Optimist Club will meet, 7 p.m. at La Rumba, 27600 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Call (661) 252-7313. Valencia Toastmasters will meet, 7 p.m. Call Kim Dickens at (661) 259-8567 or visit www.valenciatoastmasters.org for location. Dual Diagnosis Group for those who are chemically dependent and affected by mental illness, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at St. Francis Counseling Center, 25050 Avenue Kearny, Suite 101, Valencia. Call (661) 294-2880. Special Olympics offers athletic training and competition for athletes with learning disabilities during the evenings at various locations in Santa Clarita. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. Santa Clarita Noon Kiwanis Club will meet, noon-1:30 p.m. at El Torito, 27510 The Old Road, Valencia. Call Janie Choate at (661) 296-8260. Youth Chess Club will meet, 5:30-8 p.m. at 25864-G Tournament Road, Valencia. Call Jay Stallings at (661) 288-1705. Evening Kiwanis Club will meet, 6:15 p.m. at Mulligan’s, 25848 Tournament Road, Valencia. Call Amy Spencer at (661) 255-6714. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for tempo runs, 6:15 p.m. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org for location. THURSDAY After-School Cooking with Kids will make organic homework food, 3-5 p.m. at Whole Foods Market, 24130 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call Tina Landrum at (661) 260-2377, Ext. 210. SCV Quilt Guild will meet for a sewing night, 7 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 26640 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Call Adva Price at (661) 298-1385. Mom’s Mixer offers the chance for local mothers to relax and mingle, 7-9 p.m. at a private home in Valencia. Call (661) 255-6044 for directions. Sierra Club will meet, 7:30 p.m. in the upper classroom at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 24901 Orchard Village Road, Valencia. Call (661) 254-5245. Le Tip Business Network Group will meet, 7 a.m. at Mimi’s Cafe, 24201 Magic Mountain Parkway, Valencia. Call Lisa Eichman at (661) 297-3333. Nonaerobic workout in a heated pool for joint and muscle conditioning, 10:30 a.m. at the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA, 26147 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 253-3593. To submit an event for the Daily News calendar, contact Sharon Cotal two weeks prior to the event at (661) 257-5256, fax her at (661) 257-5262, e-mail her at sharon.cotal@dailynews.com or write to her at 24800 Avenue Rockefeller, Valencia, CA 91355.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! FRIDAY Pet Assistance Foundation is offering cat spaying for $25 or neutering for $15. Call (661) 260-3140 by Saturday to schedule an appointment for the month of April. Hypnosis and weight loss session, 11 a.m.-noon at the SCV Family YMCA, 26147 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 253-3593. Art reception, 6-8 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 254-6604. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventAARP Driver Safety program, 2-6 p.m. at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-9444. Karaoke night, 6:30-9:30 at Vincenzo’s, 24504 1/2 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6733. SATURDAY Pet Assistance Foundation is offering cat spaying for $25 or neutering for $15. Call (661) 260-3140 by today to schedule an appointment for the month of April. Community Clean-up Day will provide bins for free disposal of trash, scrap metal and scrap lumber, 7 a.m.-2 p.m. at various locations. Call (661) 255-4965. last_img read more