Europa League Draw – Follow it live!

first_img1 Europa League Draw – Follow it live! Find out who Celtic, Liverpool and Tottenham will meet in the group stages and, perhaps just as importantly, how far they will have to travel in their pursuit of European glory. That Thursday night fun is almost back with us…center_img (function() {var lb24 = document.createElement(‘script’); lb24.type = ‘text/javascript’; = ’24lbScript’; lb24.async = true; lb24.charset=”utf-8″;lb24.src = ‘//’;(document.getElementsByTagName(‘head’)[0] || document.getElementsByTagName(‘body’)[0]).appendChild(lb24);})();last_img read more

CONFIRMED: Watford sign Champions League starlet

first_imgWatford have completed the signing of striker Obbi Oulare from Club Brugge, the club have announced.Oulare, a 19-year-old, joined the Hornets permanently on a five-year deal after impressing in Belgium since 2013, scoring nine goals in 39 appearances.The forward spent a long period in Lille’s academy in France along with before returning to Belgium in 2011.Oulare was a substitute for Club Brugge in the first leg of their Champions League play-off. Obbi Oulare 1last_img

Injured Villa ace Amavi can be one of world’s best left-backs, claims Ayew

first_img1 Jordan Amavi Aston Villa’s exciting summer signing Jordan Amavi has the potential to be one of the best left-backs in the world, according to team-mate Jordan Ayew.The defender boosted the Villa squad with his arrival in the summer but he will miss the rest of the season after picking up a serious knee injury while on international duty with France Under-21s.“It was very sad for him to get the injury – and sad for all of us because we are one big family,” Ayew said.“To lose him was terrible because of what he’s now got to go through and because he was undoubtedly one of the best players in our team – he’s an excellent left-back.“It’s sad for him and his family and all of us because we are his close friends. I know he has a good mentality and I am sure he will come back stronger. I have no doubts about this.“He is keeping positive. He has his spirits high. I knew him before he came to Villa. Where he comes from in France, they are strong people. He is too.“He’s a fine player. He has the potential to be one of the best left-backs in the world. He has a big future. I have no doubt he will come back stronger. I am not worried about Jordan – not one bit.”last_img read more

Reviving and rebuilding Chelsea ‘not a small job’ according to Blues coach

first_img1 Reviving and rebuilding Chelsea is “not a small job” for Jose Mourinho’s eventual successor, interim boss Guus Hiddink has admitted.The Premier League champions are 12th with 12 games remaining and the prospect of Champions League football next term seems to be dependent on winning the European Cup.But the Blues trail Paris St Germain from the last-16 first-leg after suffering a first defeat in 12 games since Mourinho’s departure in mid-December, last Tuesday.Focus now turns to the FA Cup fifth-round tie with Manchester City this Sunday.When asked about the scale of the task to come at Chelsea, Hiddink said: “Everyone has to make good analysis about the strength of the squad, about the weakness of the squad, and accordingly they have to react in building up, or making the squad stronger for next season. That’s not a small job.”Hiddink insisted his focus was on the day-to-day improvement of the existing playing staff as rumours abound of managers being linked with the vacancy created when Mourinho left for a second time after a stunning fall from grace for the Blues.Italy’s Antonio Conte, Massimiliano Allegri of Juventus and Atletico Madrid’s Diego Simeone are just some of the names linked with the job.Hiddink, who is in his second spell as caretaker at Stamford Bridge, declined to undermine the work of the Chelsea board by commenting further.“I don’t want to go into details,” he added.“I am here in the interim period and the people who are not responsible for the every day, every-week stuff and games, they have the longer vision of what is the need of this club, they are in charge.“I can, but I will not, walk on before their actions. They have to do it.”Hiddink won the FA Cup during his first spell at the club in 2009. He was presented with a watch by the players ahead of the Wembley final, when Chelsea beat Everton 2-1.It was engraved with the words “‘Thanks Boss’ or something like that”, Hiddink says.The Dutchman added: “It was in the hotel when we were having dinner on the eve of the final. For me it was not a matter of winning the final but recognition from the whole team. I was touched.”It has been reported the watch was worth £20,000, which Hiddink joked was not particularly generous of the players.He added: “Twenty-five players… it’s not that expensive. It’s a little bit disappointing, when I try to calculate.“I never wear a watch. But that watch has a special place in my house. It is not about the money but the idea and emotional value.” Guus Hiddink last_img read more

FOR THE RECORD Roberts rolls to Senior Players win

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas City“He just closed the door early in the round, and locked it with that birdie on No. 9,” Watson said. Roberts finished with a 13-under 267 total to claim the $390,000 winner’s check. A year ago, Roberts took a two-stroke lead into the final round of the Senior Players Championship and shot a 74 to finish in a tie for third. That bitter collapse lingered in his mind right until he walked off the course Sunday. “For me personally, I really exorcised some demons today,” Roberts said. “To come here today and start out with a three-shot lead and get the job done, that goes a long way for me in being able to get over a little bit of a hurdle that I had from last year.” Roberts has won three majors in 13 tries on the Champions Tour since joining in July 2005; only twice has he failed to finish in the top 10. Watson shot a 68 to earn $228,800 and move over $20 million in career earnings. Fred Funk, who started in second place, shot a 71 to tie for third with Scott Simpson, who shot a 65. ETC.: Justin Leonard won the Texas Open for the third time, beating Jesper Parnevik with a 10-foot birdie putt on the third hole of a playoff in San Antonio. Leonard, also the 2000 and ’01 winner at LaCantera Golf Club Resort Course, closed with a 5-under 65 to match Parnevik at 19-under 261. Parnevik finished with a 69. Leonard is the first three-time Texas Open winner since Arnold Palmer in 1960-62. … Suzann Pettersen put her name above top-ranked Lorena Ochoa’s at long last, sinking a birdie putt from about 6 feet on the second playoff hole to win the Longs Drugs Challenge in Danville. Pettersen watched as Ochoa missed a long putt from more than 20 feet before calmly making the winner. They both birdied the first playoff hole. … England’s Nick Dougherty won the Dunhill Links Championship by two strokes with an 18-under 270 in St. Andrews, Scotland, closing with a 1-under 71 for his second PGA European Tour title. Running In a race run in scorching heat that left one man dead, Kenya’s Patrick Ivuti won the Chicago Marathon by a fraction of a second. More than 300 runners were taken to hospitals because of heat-related ailments. The 88-degree heat and humidity were so draining that organizers shut down the second half of the course four hours after the start. Ivuti leaned at the finish line to edge Jaouad Gharib of Morocco by 0.05 seconds. Ethiopia’s Berhane Adere rallied to successfully defend her women’s title. Chad Schieber of Midland, Mich., 35, collapsed while running on the South Side and was pronounced dead shortly before 1 p.m. at a Veteran’s Affairs hospital. An autopsy was scheduled for today. ETC.: An unidentified civilian runner from Fairfax County, Va., died during the Army Ten-Miler race in Arlington, Va. The runner collapsed about 10:40 a.m., about 200 yards from the finish line, said Col. Jim Yonts. Arlington County medics responded immediately and took the runner to George Washington University Hospital. The cause of death was not known. Soccer Diego Maradona was stopped by airport police in Buenos Aires, Argentina, after arriving on a flight from Italy, taken before a judge and told he faced a civil case involving injuries in a Feb. 10, 2006, transit accident, local reports said. ETC.: Brazil forward Afonso Alves scored seven goals, including four in 10 minutes, to set a Dutch league record and lead SC Heerenveen to a 9-0 rout of Heracles Almelo in the first division in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Horse racing Out of Control beat 10-1 long shot Zann by a nose to win the $250,000 Oak Tree Mile at Santa Anita, earning a berth in this year’s Breeders’ Cup Mile. Meanwhile, Idiot Proof claimed a spot in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint and Tough Tiz’s Sis in the Distaff. Out of Control had Michael Baze aboard and finished the mile, Grade II turf course in 1:34.16, paying $9.80, $5 and $4.20. Out of Control took in $150,000 to bring his career earnings to $487,371. Lava Man, racing’s leading active money winner and most successful ex-claimer, placed last. ETC.: Todd Pletcher knows he has a Breeders’ Cup qualifier in Panty Raid, but he isn’t sure which race she’ll enter at Monmouth Park later this month. The 3-year-old filly earned an automatic bid to the BC Distaff by winning the $500,000 Juddmonte Spinster Stakes in Lexington, Ky. Tennis Top-ranked Justine Henin rallied to defeat Tatiana Golovin, 2-6, 6-2, 6-1, and win the Porsche Grand Prix in Stuttgart, Germany, for her eighth title of the year. Henin dropped her first set since losing a Wimbledon semifinal to Marion Bartoli, but stretched her winning streak to 16 matches, including a run to the U.S. Open title. Henin now has 37 career titles. She also won the French Open and is 54-4 for the year. ETC.: David Ferrer overpowered Richard Gasquet, 6-1, 6-2, to win the Japan Open in Tokyo for his third title of the year. The top-seeded Ferrer was in control from the outset, breaking Gasquet in the first game of a match that lasted only 52 minutes. … Top-seeded Tommy Robredo rallied to beat Andy Murray, 0-6, 6-2, 6-3, in the final of the Moselle Open in Metz, France. Rugby Fiji threatened to pull off the biggest shocker in the history of the World Cup before falling, 37-20, to South Africa in Paris. South Africa will face Argentina, which reached its first semifinal by defeating Scotland, 19-13, at Stade de France. The match will be at the same site next Sunday. France will meet England the day before. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! From news services Loren Roberts made it apparent very early that there would be no suspense in the final round of the Senior Players Championship in Timonium, Md. Roberts made four straight birdies during a sizzling front nine Sunday and cruised to an easy victory, shooting a 3-under 67 to defeat Tom Watson by six strokes. Starting with a three-shot lead, Roberts parred No. 1 before beginning his run of birdies. After tapping in a short putt for a birdie on No. 9, he made the turn at 30 with a seven-shot lead. last_img read more

2 incumbents re-elected to Montebello Unified

first_imgSpecial Section: Get the latest elections news and vote tallies Incumbents Marcella Calderon and David Vela easily were re-elected to seats on the Montebello Unified School District Board of Education. Calderon received 5,150 votes or 46 percent; and Vela, 4336 votes or 38 percent, while challenger David Manuel received 1,819 votes or 16 percent. The two incumbents, who defeated David Manuel, spent more than $53,000. Calderon raised $43,160, spent $42,834 and was loaned $4,000 from The Calderon Group, according to her financial statements filed with the county clerk’s office. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre David Vela raised $27,027, of which $11,798 was in cash – almost the total he spent in his attempt to unseat Calderon. One of the race’s main issues according to Calderon, Vela and David Manuel was the federal No Child Left Behind Act to make public schools accountable regarding student achievement. They said it needs to be revamped or taken off the books. The Montebello Teachers Association and California Teachers Association gave Vela and Calderon a total of $7,500. (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3028 (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3022 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgA Convoy businessman has again warned that he will encourage hauliers to bring the country to a standstill if the new Government does not listen to their demands.John McLaughlin, of JML Transport, has said he has spoken to dozens of other truckers who have agreed to blocks ports and roads unless action is taken within three weeks of the new Government taking office tomorrow.His pledge comes as petrol hits an all-time high of more than €1.50 per litre at pumps across the country. Mr McLaughlin, who led the recent protest from Letterkenny to Dail Eireann to protest about taxes on fuel, has already met with Taoiseach-elect Enda Kenny when he visited Donegal the day before the recent election.On that occasion Mr McLaughlin outlined his concerns to the Fine Gael leader and told him he was seeking an urgent meeting if he got into office.Mr McLaughlin has now reminded the new Government that he will take action unless the proposed meeting does not take place with the three week timeframe.“It will take us a day or tow to organise it but I can guarantee people that we will block roads and block ports unless we are listened to. “This is not a selfish act on behalf of hauliers. This action is being taken on behalf of the entire population. We cannot just sit back and allow fuel prices to go through the roof.“Everyone is suffering and people are now spending more on their cars than they are feeding their children. It just can’t go on.“We will block every road and every port unless the new Government meets wit us and takes us seriously,” he said.EndsCONVOY HAULIER WARNS HE WILL BLOCK PORTS AS PETROL HITS €1.50 was last modified: March 8th, 2011 by StephenShare 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)last_img read more


first_imgDonegal is a great place to live, work and do business in and that is the message which will be put forward tomorrow (Wed) with the launch of the new Donegal Prospectus.The new Donegal Prospectus has been developed by Donegal County Council and will be launched at the stunningly scenic location of Oakfield Park Raphoe and is a high quality publication that has been produced to promote Donegal as an ideal location for business and investment.Speaking prior to the launch Cathaoirleach Cllr. Ciaran Brogan said “we have recently had two major business expansion announcements in the county with Randox and just last week Pramerica and this is a great endorsement for Donegal. This Prospectus will have a very important role in presenting Donegal as an excellent place to do business for companies thinking of locating in Ireland outlining the ease of access, the ever-developing infrastructure and the world class ICT facilities.” The Donegal Prospectus includes a profile of a small selection of the businesses currently located in Donegal as well as detail on Education, Research and Development, Connectivity, Health Services, Culture, Heritage and Arts, Killybegs, the North West Gateway Initiative, Scenic Donegal and Attractions, An Ghaeltacht, Recreational and Sporting Activities and Access as well as featuring some of Donegal’s most well known people.Also speaking before the launch Chief Executive, Seamus Neely said they are delighted to have been able to showcase a small selection of successful companies operating in Donegal in this Prospectus.“The Council has had the opportunity to work with many of these companies over the years and together with other support agencies we will continue to support new and existing companies doing business in Donegal”.He added “Donegal is also fortunate to have many well known ambassadors and people who have a special love for Donegal and we are delighted to have had the opportunity to work with many of these people particularly through the Donegal Diaspora project. This is a very important part of who we are as a county and as a community and we very much appreciate the support of our diaspora and all those who have a special connection with Donegal”. The Donegal Prospectus will be launched tomorrow (Wednesday) at 2pm at Oakfield Park, Raphoe.HEAR WHY DONEGAL IS THE PLACE TO BE WITH LAUNCH OF NEW PROSPECTUS was last modified: July 28th, 2015 by StephenShare 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:county councildonegallaunchprospectuslast_img read more

Sevilla president discusses Unai Emery’s future amid Everton links

first_img1 Sevilla boss Unai Emery Everton managerial target Unai Emery ‘is not on the market’, according to Sevilla president Jose Castro.The Toffees are still searching for a new head coach following the sacking of Roberto Martinez, and it is believed they have the three-time Europa League-winning Spaniard on their short-list.There have been suggestions that the 44-year-old could look to leave the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium this summer, however, Castro insists Emery will not be leaving.“The coach has understood our idiosyncrasies perfectly,” he told Sevilla TV.“He is crazy about football, the hours he puts in, how he manages the squad. I say that now after being successful, but also at the start of the season.“I can tell you he has said he is not on the market, and is not thinking about anything else.”last_img read more

Missed the goals from England’s win v Australia? Watch them all here!

first_img Man United starlet Marcus Rashford became the youngest player to score on his England debut with his opening strike 1 England secured their second pre-tournament friendly win with a 2-1 victory over Australia at Sunderland’s Stadium of Light.It was by no means a convincing performance from the Three Lions, and the defence will continue to trouble Roy Hodgson, but the attacking play was once again a joy to behold.Marcus Rashford grabbed the opener inside three minutes, sending a composed finish in at the near post of Mathew Ryan’s goal.It was a strike which made the Manchester United starlet England’s third youngest ever goalscorer, and it surely means he will be heading to France as part of Roy Hodgson’s final 23-man squad.Wayne Rooney was on hand to score the second, thundering past Ryan from outside the area after being played through by Raheem Sterling’s excellent pass.Eric Dier also scored, but, unfortunately, it was past his own goalkeeper Fraser Forster to get the Socceroos back into the game.You can watch all the goals below…last_img read more