Walker returns to training

first_img Press Association The 24-year-old, capped 10 times by the Three Lions, has not featured for Spurs since the first leg of Europa League last-16 clash with Benfica on March 13. The abdominal issue resulted in Walker missing out on England’s World Cup squad and saw him undergo lower abdominal surgery in September – a move the north Londoners had initially hoped to avoid. England right-back Kyle Walker has returned to Tottenham training after eight months out with an abdominal injury. A first-team return is at last in sight for the full-back, though, after he started training with Tottenham again. “It’s great to be back out there with the lads,” Walker told the club’s official website, www.tottenhamhotspur.com. “I’m taking it one step at a time, doing things correctly as I’ve been told and I’ll see where I am in a couple of weeks. “Everything is good at the moment. I’ll be even happier when I’m back playing but that’s the final step.” Walker’s return to action will be boost for country and, in particular, club, who have struggled under head coach Mauricio Pochettino this term. Eric Dier and Kyle Naughton have filled in at right-back during his absence, while DeAndre Yedlin – signed in the summer but loaned back to Seattle Sounders – will soon provide further competition for the role. There is no timescale on when Walker will again take to the field, but he believes he will do so a better player. “I think I’ve matured as a player and a person and hopefully that will take me onto the next step in my career,” he said. “From my operation to my first day back in training was a 12-week programme and I didn’t miss a day’s work. “I thought to myself ‘I’m going to put my all into this’ and hopefully that will stand me in good stead in terms of training and then working my way back into the team. “I’m taking it slowly and hopefully it won’t be too long before I’m back out there at White Hart Lane.” last_img read more

Watford beat Arsenal thanks to early double

first_imgARSENAL’S Premier League title hopes suffered a huge blow with a shock home defeat as Watford secured their first top-flight win over the Gunners since 1988.Former Tottenham defender Younes Kaboul lashed in the opener within 10 minutes for Watford with a shot from outside the area which deflected off Aaron Ramsey.Just two minutes and 57 seconds later, the visitors doubled their lead as Troy Deeney tapped in the rebound after Etienne Capoue’s fine run ended with his shot being saved by Petr Cech.The Arsenal goalkeeper was called into action again as he tipped Sebastian Prodl’s header over the crossbar and pushed away Daryl Janmaat’s curling strike.The hosts improved significantly in the second half and Alex Iwobi pulled a goal back by steering Alexis Sanchez’s cross home.Lucas Perez struck the crossbar with a powerful drive, but they could not find the equaliser.Arsenal last won the title in the 2003-04 season and face clawing back a nine-point deficit on London rivals and leaders Chelsea, who drew 1-1 with Liverpool.And their task is made more difficult as they still face trips to play Antonio Conte’s side as well as Liverpool and Tottenham – the other three teams in the top four – between now and the end of the season.Going into this game they were unbeaten in their last five league fixtures, but a desperately poor first half showing – with manager Arsene Wenger watching powerless from the stands as he served the second of a four-match touchline ban – cost them dearly.The Gunners failed to get a shot on target in the first 45 minutes, but forced Watford goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes into sharp saves from substitute Theo Walcott and Iwobi after the break, while the Brazilian pushed away Mesut Ozil’s snap shot.But they suffered their first defeat at the Emirates Stadium since the opening day against Liverpool, ending a run of eight victories and two draws.(BBC Sport)last_img read more

Regional PMs Hail Holder’s Leadership, New W.I .Commitment

first_img“And I’ll tell you the truth, even at 25 for three [on Sunday’s final day in Southampton], I didn’t think at all that this was another West Indies collapse. We had played with such discipline, we had played with such commitment that I felt it.  Gonsalves, also chairman of the regional nation grouping, CARICOM, said West Indies had shown a new resolve since their conquest over England in the Caribbean last year. “And you’ve brought this sense of hope in us again that this is a team that is now going to carry us on a pathway to victory because what you showed was a maturity and a discipline to keep the mission in focus.” “I know what cricket does to this region and obviously the people of the Caribbean are obviously ecstatic over the first victory so we thank you dearly for your continued support. “I rejoice in the victory. I remember seeing Jason with his double hundred at that same game in Kensington and I saw the performance also in that same game by (Roston) Chase and (Shane) Dowrich,” Gonsalves recalled. Mitchell, the former chairman of CARICOM’s prime ministerial committee on cricket, said there was a new sense of commitment in the West Indies ranks which had been fortified by Holder’s leadership. “For me, the highlight was just how long you took to make the winning runs [last Sunday]. That said to me the maturity is there to understand that unless you finish the mission, you have not achieved what is required of you and however pretty the game looks and however nice it looks, you have to finish the mission. Mottley, the country’s first ever woman woman prime minister, joined with Grenadian counterpart Dr Keith Mitchell and St Vincent and the Grenadines leader, Dr Ralph Gonsalves, in underscoring the importance of the victory and lauding Holder for his role in the side’s recent success. “You are just carrying us to greater heights each time and your wisdom, your maturity and your discipline [is outstanding]. “It made me realise this is a different team, not necessarily in talent – I’ve always believed the West Indies had talent – but I think the leadership and guidance, the commitment and unified effort of the team is what impressed me the most.  “Every time I hug you I have to look up and that’s exactly where you are carrying us – to victory, to the skies and I am so so so proud of you,” Mottley told Holder via Zoom on Starcom Radio’s Mason and Guest here Tuesday night. BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Jul 15, CMC – Barbados’ Prime Minister Mia Mottley has praised West Indies Test captain Jason Holder’s “wisdom, maturity and discipline”, one of three sitting political leaders hailing the all-rounder’s leadership of the Caribbean side and celebrating last weekend’s success in the first Test against England. “I’ve always said if we lost a game we must lose it with pride and commitment. What I saw with that team, if you lose we should still be all proud because I see the commitment.” “It’s a good win in the same week we were remembering Sir Everton Weekes and while we bury him in sadness, had he been alive he would have been ecstatic at this remarkable triumph.” “It didn’t surprise me after I watched the first innings because what I saw was the discipline in approach by your bowling unit. They never gave away anything … and they way you batted and how every person committed themselves to the task,” said Mitchell, also an ardent cricket fan. “It’s really fitting to see the love and appreciation shown throughout the Caribbean,” Holder told the show. “My very first act as Prime Minister of Barbados after being sworn in was to commit to the English match here in 2019 and I will never forget how you made me feel when you all beat England at Kensington Oval, and reinforced the wisdom of that decision to be able to take the chance and ensure that Test match was in Barbados. FLASHBACK: Prime Minister Mia Mottley congratulates West Indies captain Jason Holder immediately following the side’s win over England in the first Test at Kensington Oval last year. “There was something about the purposefulness with which the players as a team went about their job that I felt absolutely confident that we were going to make the 200 runs.  Holder, whose first innings career-best of six for 42 last weekend, undermined England and formed the basis for West Indies’ eventual four-wicket victory in the first Test, said his side were aware of the importance of the game to the region and valued the support of all stakeholders. CMC “We hope we can start again on Thursday (second Test in Manchester) and go through the same processes, go through the same hard work and not get too far ahead of ourselves in terms of the outcome, but more or less focus in on the process and make sure we can keep smiles on people’s faces.” And even though they stumbled early in their run chase in the first Test at Southampton, Gonsalves said he was never in doubt they would emerge winners in the contest.last_img read more

Dunga named as Brazil coach for the second time

first_imgBrazil have named former player Dunga as their new coach for the second time.Dunga was the captain of Brazil’s 1994 World Cup-winning team and coached the national team from 2006 to 2011.”I am immensely happy to be back,” said the 50-year-old, who was the favourite to land the job.Dunga replaces Luiz Felipe Scolari, who resigned after Brazil reached the semi-finals of the 2014 World Cup, but suffered the joint-heaviest in their history, losing 7-1 to Germany.Dunga was in charge at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa when Brazil were knocked out in the quarter-finals.Scolari, who guided Brazil to World Cup victory in 2002, and his entire backroom staff have all left their posts since the tournament finished. Meanwhile, Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella, 59, will decide his future next week after his side lost 1-0 to Germany in the World Cup final.Members of the squad have said they want Sabella to remain in charge for the 2015 Copa America in Chile.”It’s down to whether I feel strong enough to give 100%,” said Sabella.last_img read more

Bonsignore: Different year, same old Dodgers playoff failures

first_imgAnother division title.Another playoff bust.The red and white of the St. Louis Cardinals were replaced by the blue and orange of the New York Mets, but it didn’t matter one bit. The Mets took care of the dirty work, knocking the Dodgers out of the National League Division Series with a 3-2 win in Game 5 Thursday night at Chavez Ravine.That’s three straight playoff appearances falling short of the World Series, the last two in the first round.“It’s become too commonplace here, these years in L.A.,” sighed Andre Ethier. Said Dodgers reliever J.P. Howell: “If you don’t win it, it’s a fail. And that’s the World Series, what I’m talking about as far as those expectations. You love having those, you earn those. But at the same time, they’re tough to live up to sometimes.”Only sometimes is turning into all the time for the Dodgers, who haven’t reached the World Series in 27 years.• PHOTOS: Mets eliminate Dodgers in Game 5Despite getting chance after chance to change the narrative — and all the financial resources to do it.Only for the meltdowns to begin as soon as the bright lights get turned on.“It doesn’t matter what it says on paper. You have to go out and play the game,” said Justin Turner, whose six doubles in the NLDS set a franchise playoff series record. The Dodgers had the Mets right where they wanted them Thursday. At home in the deciding Game 5 of the NLDS.And with their second ace, Greinke, taking the hill.“You like your chances in that situation,” said Carl Crawford.But no.Greinke couldn’t hold on to a one-run lead he was given — a shocking development considering how ridiculously dominant he’d been while pitching with a lead during the regular season — and the Mets rolled the Dodgers 3-2 to advance to the National League Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs.Different year, same old playoff underachievement.The dynamics change, but not the result.Like the brain freeze by the Dodgers infield forgetting to cover third base after a walk to allow Daniel Murphy to go first to third. Which set up the run the Mets used to tie the game 2-2.The Dodgers had shifted third baseman Justin Turner right of second base to protect against Mets slugger Lucas Duda. But when Duda worked a walk, shortstop Corey Seager inadvertently strolled over to cover second base, where Murphy was headed from first. The problem is that left third wide open, Murphy, realizing no one was aware of the open bag, took off for third as soon as the ball was thrown back to Greinke. By the time Greinke realized what was going on, Murphy was standing at third. Sure enough, a few pitches later Travis d’Arnaud lofted a foul ball to deep right field to plate Murphy with the tying run.“Somebody’s got to be there,” Seager said. “Whether it’s me, Greinke, somebody has to cover it. That’s a huge mistake on our team’s part, We have to know ahead of time if that happens, one of us has to cover.”You think?And how do you explain Murphy blasting the go-ahead home run against Greinke, the ERA king of baseball, in the top of the sixth to make it 3-2 and complete the Mets’ comeback against a pitcher that routinely closed doors on opponents when provided a lead.“Certainly not the pitch we wanted in that situation,” said Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal.Not that you can pin this on Greinke.• HOFFARTH: TBS fails to ask Mattingly about Ethier screaming matchRemember that retooled Dodgers offense that kicked big bopper Matt Kemp to the curb last winter?Right, that one.It managed just two first-inning runs against a less-than sharp Jacob deGrom and none off Noah Syndergaard and Jeurys Familia in relief.Of the 13 times the Dodgers came to bat with runners in scoring position, they produced just two measly hits,“Every time (deGrom) got in trouble he was able to get out of it,” Grandal said “When he needed to make a pitch, he made a great pitch.” If it’s not one thing it’s another.Only the outcome remains the same.“We just need to catch a break,” Crawford said.A new front office didn’t do the trick. The Dodgers still don’t have dependable pitching behind Kershaw and Greinke, and the bullpen can’t totally be trusted.Getting rid of Kemp didn’t flip the script. The outfield defense might be better, but when the biggest worry for Mets pitchers is Turner, that’s a problem.Focusing on run-prevention by revamping the middle-infield defense looks good in theory, but a better third and fourth starter and a big bat to anchor the middle of the batting order sounds a whole lot more important right about now. They’ve tried everything in the book.They’ve thrown record-breaking amounts of money at the problem.They’ve switched philosophies, brought in a bunch of sharp baseball minds to think this through.It didn’t change a thing.“We’re just missing whatever it takes for us to get over the edge,” Crawford said. “Whatever that is. We just always fall short.”Different year, same tired act. When it was all said and done, we’re right back where we started with the Dodgers.A $300 million payroll with absolutely nothing to show for it.Regular-season heroes, postseason zeros.Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke, but then what?center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (7) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down Rutledge · 355 weeks ago GARAGE SALE 623 North A Friday October 25 8 to 5:30 Saturday October 26 8 to 1:30 Avon Christmas Decorations, Avon collectibles 1960’s to 1990’s Christmas trees, Winter Coats, Jewelry, Craftsman Lawn Mower, Twin Headboard, lots of miscellaneous! Report Reply 0 replies · active 355 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Skeet Sirmons · 355 weeks ago GARAGE SALE 622 SYLVAN LANE, WELLINGTON SATURDAY 10/26 8AM – NOON Report Reply 0 replies · active 355 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Colette Kocour · 355 weeks ago GARAGE SALE 423 North C on the alley Saturday October 26 from 8 AM to Noon. Scott’s lawn spreader, turkey fryer, chairs, chests of drawers, books, car stuff, golf shoes, and much more. Report Reply 0 replies · active 355 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Colette Kocour · 355 weeks ago More details on 423 North C Sale: Souvenir basketballs, white 4 drawer dresser, white 3 drawer bedside chest with white lamp and shade, solid cherry end tables, solid cherry lamp, antique rocker, director chairs, brass floor lamp, fireplace tools, pop up changing room, 12 matching glass flower & candle bowls, set of 5 more small glass flower & candle containers, Christmas décor, digital camera, car vacuum, car mats, car seat covers, tire chains, small wet/dry vacuum, handbags & luggage items, handmade throws, soaker hose, weed sprayer, size 8.5-9 golf shoes… and much more by Saturday! No early sales. Report Reply 1 reply · active 354 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Colette kocour · 354 weeks ago Will stay open later due to morning rain. Report Reply 0 Vote up Vote down Ann Shinliver · 354 weeks ago Garage Sale-Coyote Ridge-1003 Myles Saturday, October 26th 8:00-???? Small appliances, like new name brand clothing boys newborn to 12 months and girls newborn to 3T, girls winter coats, stroller, boucing baby seat, baby gym, many unopened baby items, adult clothes, purses, and children’s books plus many teaching materials and organizers!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 354 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Rutledge · 354 weeks ago GARAGE SALE 623 North A Saturday 8 to 1:30 CHECK FOR DISCOUNTED PRICES Report Reply 0 replies · active 354 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments By Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The following are the garage sales that we have for Oct. 25-27, 2013. If you still need garage sales just use the comment section below. Good luck, bargain hunting! !last_img read more

Regulators back off major price increase for liquor in Iowa

first_imgDES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The government agency that regulates liquor sales in Iowa says it has backed off a major price increase for some products that it proposed to reduce heavy drinking.Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division spokesman Tyler Ackerson confirmed that distributors were notified last week of a price increase that was planned for July 1.But he said the notice created negative “feedback from suppliers and other stakeholders” and that the agency has dropped the plan indefinitely.Ackerson said distributors were concerned about the economic impact, particularly during the coronavirus pandemic. The planned increase had already been delayed from May 1 to July 1.The agency is Iowa’s exclusive liquor wholesaler, meaning that it buys liquor from suppliers and can mark up the price by 50% before selling it to retailers, such as grocery stores, liquor stores, bars and restaurants.Bottles of Black Velvet whiskey, Captain Morgan rum and Hawkeye Vodka are among the most popular liquor products in Iowa.last_img read more

Broward, Miami-Dade Officials Test Election Machines

first_imgWith nearly 370,000 “Vote by Mail” ballot requests already in process, Broward County election workers are preparing for the August 18 Florida Primary Election.They held a mock election on Wednesday to test the accuracy of their voting equipment in reading a ballot.Broward Supervisor of Elections Peter Antonacci says he expects a predominantly mail-in election due to concerns over COVID-19. Election workers in Miami-Dade County held their own equipment tests.Supervisor of Elections Christina White says more than 450,000 voters have already requested “Vote by Mail” ballots in Miami-Dade.She adds that her staff is prepared to handle the upcoming elections.In Miami-Dade, early voting for the Primary Election begins August 3 through August 16. Click here to view the schedule, times, and locations.In Broward County, early voting takes place August 8 through August 16. Click here to view schedule, times, and locations in Broward County. “We have about 370,000 ballot requests in hand and about 75,000 ballots received already,” Antonacci explains. “We expect to receive a heap of ballots from voters that will learn to enjoy voting from their kitchen table.”The last day to request a “Vote by Mail” ballot in that county is August 8.last_img read more

No. 1 Nicholls Handles No. 4 Southeastern 5-1, Advances to Championship

first_imgNicholls’ catcher Moriah Strother took care of business with the bases loaded in the bottom of the first inning to put the Colonels ahead 4-1. The senior launched a grand slam over the scoreboard in left-field to give her two home runs in three games this tournament. The homer came after the Lions had went up 1-0 in the top of the first thanks to the speed of centerfielder Maddie Edmonston to cross the plate on second baseman Mahalia Gibson’s fielder’s choice.SB: SB: GRAND. SLAM.@Nicholls_SB’s Moriah Strother disrespects that ball beyond the scoreboard to give the Colonels a 4-1 edge on Southeastern. #SouthlandStrongWatch via https://t.co/FDWfnDejSt or Southland Conference apps. #GeauxColonels #LionUp pic.twitter.com/LwNPUpSKoS— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) May 10, 2018 Tomorrow’s coverage shifts to the ESPN family of networks for the championship round. Game 12 will be televised nationwide on ESPNU with Lincoln Rose and former Southeastern Louisiana pitcher Kati Morse on the call. If Game 13 is necessary, action will move to ESPN3. In both cases, streaming coverage is available from WatchESPN.com and ESPN apps. The Lions closest chance to catching up with the Colonels came in the top of the sixth with one out and the bases loaded. Three free passes allowed Southeastern’s catcher Ella Manzer the opportunity to tie it, but she lined out to first base and the Colonels’ Samantha Dares turned the double play unassisted. A blast to right-center just above the name of the field from designated player Kali Clement extended the lead to four runs for the Colonels. Clement now has seven homers on the season. She and teammate right fielder Corynn Major each had two hits on the night.SB: @Nicholls_SB’s Kali Clement just felt like saying hi to Joe Miller in right-centerfield. The junior designated player makes it 5-1 in the sixth inning for the Colonels. #SouthlandStrongWatch via https://t.co/FDWfnDejSt or Southland Conference apps. #GeauxColonels #LionUp pic.twitter.com/TduZFOgYdL— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) May 11, 2018 Tournament Central | Box Score | Highlights | Replaycenter_img The Colonels bested No. 4 Southeastern Louisiana 5-1 in the final game of Thursday’s action to clinch a spot in the tournament championship for the second consecutive year. LAKE CHARLES, La. –No. 1 Nicholls will meet No. 3 McNeese in the 2018 Southland Conference Softball Tournament championship at Joe Miller Field in Lake Charles, La., on Friday. The Colonels’ starting pitcher Alexis LaBure lasted 5.1 innings, surrendering just three hits and one run on the night. Amanda Holliday came in for relief and finished the game, allowing just one hit.  last_img read more

UK Ahmadiyya Muslim Association Donates 10,000 British Pounds to Fight Ebola in Liberia

first_imgThe Ahmadiyya Muslim Association in the United Kingdom has donated two checks totaling ten thousand British Pounds (£10,000.00) to assist the Liberian Government in its  fight against the spread of the deadly EBOLA virus in Liberia.The money is intended to purchase essential medical supplies and protective gears for medical practitioners who have dedicated their time and efforts in the fight against the Ebola virus.Making the presentation at a special ceremony in London over the weekend, the national president of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Association in the United Kingdom, Rafiq Hayat   noted that the health situation in Liberia is of grave concern to his association, especially at a time when the country is undertaking a massive rebuilding process.According to a dispatch from Minister Counselor Anthony K. Selmah of the Liberian Embassy’s Public Affairs section in London, Mr, Hayat said the amount is his association’s initial contribution and efforts  being made to galvanize more support from other Ahmadiyya communities.The checks were presented to Ambassador Rudolf von Ballmoos, who subsequently turned them over to a representative of the Liberia Medical and Dental Association in the United Kingdom, Dr. Kokulo Waiwaiku, and the president of the Union of Liberian Organizations in the United Kingdom, Prince Taylor.The associations have already commenced the purchase of intended medical supplies which will soon be airlifted to Liberia.The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community currently operates an 11-bedroom  health center in Tubmanburg, Bomi County, which was constructed in 2007 at the cost of $US70, 000.00 to buttress government’s health care delivery system. The clinic was dedicated by Vice President Joseph N. Boakai.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more