England FA sacks manager Sam Allardyce

first_imgSTATEMENTThe FA can confirm that Sam Allardyce has left his position as England manager.Allardyce’s conduct, as reported today, was inappropriate of the England manager. He accepts he made a significant error of judgement and has apologised. However, due to the serious nature of his actions, The FA and Allardyce have mutually agreed to terminate his contract with immediate effect.This is not a decision that was taken lightly but The FA’s priority is to protect the wider interests of the game and maintain the highest standards of conduct in football. The manager of the England men’s senior team is a position which must demonstrate strong leadership and show respect for the integrity of the game at all times.Gareth Southgate will take charge of the men’s senior team for the next four matches against Malta, Slovenia, Scotland and Spain whilst The FA begins its search for the new England manager.The FA wishes Sam well in the future. London, United Kingdom | AFP | Sam Allardyce has left his role as England manager by mutual consent, the Football Association (FA) announced on Tuesday.Allardyce and the FA felt his position was untenable after he was caught making a series of controversial comments in an embarrassing newspaper sting.“The FA can confirm that Sam Allardyce has left his position as England manager,” an FA statement read.“Allardyce’s conduct, as reported today, was inappropriate of the England manager. He accepts he made a significant error of judgement and has apologised.“However, due to the serious nature of his actions, The FA and Allardyce have mutually agreed to terminate his contract with immediate effect.” Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Bartra: “With our hobby we can stand up to Barça”

first_img* Data updated as of February 3, 2020 Marc Bartra was one of the Betis footballers who were most disappointed after a draw in Eibar to miss another opportunity to approach European positions. The Catalan central will receive in a few days the team of his life, Barcelona, ​​with new hopes of victory: “Now, to think about Barcelona, ​​which we can stand up to with all our hooligan love.”Bartra reviewed what happened in Ipurua: “We are not conceding goals in the same way as before, but we always run out of games. In the end by game or by how we defend ourselves, the goals we fit are for very specific errors. Then, we are not right for the goal. In the elite, if you forgive you pay it. “ “Our strikers do good things, but that bit of fortune is missing. We enter training, but not here. It’s a bit desperate, I think we do a lot of things well, but then it’s not giving us points, especially outside, “adds the defense. Marc prefers to see things from the positive perspective: “Let’s see if the balance gives us a fortune to define. They are two points that escape, but I want to be optimistic and we are eight points from Europe and many games remain. I think football has to give us back what we are doing. “ LaLiga Santanderlast_img read more

Messi tears knee ligament, out for two months

first_imgLONDON (AP):Lionel Messi tore a ligament in his left knee near the start of Barcelona’s costly 2-1 win over Las Palmas on Saturday that provisionally lifted the defending champions to the top of the Spanish league.The club’s all-time leading scorer asked to be substituted in the eighth minute after he had tried to return to the match following a collision with a Las Palmas defender.Medical tests at a local hospital found that he had torn a ligament, and the club said Messi will be sidelined for seven to eight weeks.”This is a test and an extra motivation for this team,” Barcelona coach Luis Enrique said. “We have to accept the challenge and improve our performances because we are capable of it.”Luis Su·rez responded immediately to his coach’s call by scoring twice to help the hosts bounce back from their stinging 4-1 loss at Celta Vigo on Wednesday.In the capital, Malaga goalkeeper Carlos Kameni made a series of impressive saves as his side held Real Madrid to a goalless draw, but none was better than the one hand he managed to get in the patch of Cristiano Ronaldo’s blistering shot in the 48th.Villarreal moved past both powerhouses into first place and one point ahead of Barcelona and two ahead of Madrid after they edged Atletico Madrid 1-0 at their El Madrigal’s stadium.Baptistao’s 14th-minute goal kept Villarreal unbeaten and secured their fifth win in a row.Celta missed their opportunity to rise to the top of the standings after it drew 1-1 at Eibar. Iago Aspas cancelled out Borja Baston’s early goal in the 76th, but his Celta settled for a point that kept it level with Madrid in fourth place.Also, Sevilla substitute Yevhen Konoplyanka netted a free kick with four minutes to go to snatch a 3-2 win over visiting Rayo Vallecano that pulled the Andalusian side out of last place with their first victory of the season. Rayo had erased a two-goal deficit before Antonio Amaya was sent off with a second booking for the foul that set up Konoplyanka’s goal.last_img read more

Jackson says Pippen is a possibility

first_img“He kind of talked about the parameters of what he can do and what he thinks he can do to help,” Jackson said. “I wanted to know his conditioning.” Jackson said the Lakers would wait to see what comes out of Odom’s and Luke Walton’s visits to the doctor today before determining whether to pursue Pippen. The Lakers would have to release a player to add Pippen to the roster. Brown back in fold Not even 2 1/2 minutes into the third quarter of Sunday’s game, Jackson had seen enough to make a switch. He brought Kwame Brown in for Andrew Bynum, then went on to play Brown the bulk of the second half. PHOENIX – The prospect of a season-ending injury to Lamar Odom seemingly would increase the Lakers’ interest in signing Scottie Pippen, who wants to make a comeback at age 41. And Lakers coach Phil Jackson said he talked last week to Pippen about his plans. “I did get in touch with Scottie,” Jackson said, “but it was just kind of preliminary talk about how he’s doing, where he’s at and how he feels.” Pippen, who last played for Chicago in the 2003-04 season, has said he would like to play for a championship contender. The Lakers, sixth in the Western Conference standings and facing an uncertain future without Odom, might not fit the bill. center_img Brown finished with six points and eight rebounds in 28 minutes in his second game back from an ankle injury. He played nearly 19 minutes in the second half, with Jackson saying afterward that Brown “looks like he’s getting back and ready.” Brown reprised his role from last season’s playoffs, when he was the “Inside Man” in the Lakers’ game plan against the Suns. Yet Jackson wasn’t ready to commit to making the anticipated change of starting Brown and bringing Bynum off the bench. “He looked all right to me,” Jackson said of Brown. “That’s the best front against a guy like (Amare) Stoudemire with his quickness and his power. It’s just going to depend on the opponents and what type of game we’re going to have.” Bynum made all three shots he took but threw away two passes in the post and was called for traveling. Jackson removed Bynum after watching as the 19-year-old gave Steve Nash room to shoot coming off a pick-and-roll. “He’s going to contribute,” Jackson added of Bynum. “He’s still going to play half the game or so for us.” 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

Senior center executive a beacon for change

first_imgMONTEREY PARK – Doctors recently told 83-year- old Beth Ryan that it looks like she could live to be 100. And if it is up to the Monterey Park resident, she’ll continue to spend that time as director at the Langley Senior Center. Ryan started working at the center in 1967 in the parks and recreation division, but eventually switched her interests to senior citizens. Forty years later, Ryan is the leading lady at the senior center, which now sees nearly 1,000 people per day. But now Ryan is set to retire – though she hasn’t decided on a date. Her house is on the market, and she has plans to move to Palos Verdes, where her daughter lives. Ryan said she will have a hard time letting go of a place that she calls home. “This is my family here,” she said as her dog, Princess Elizabeth, laid by her side at her office. “I don’t feel like retiring.” To many, Ryan is the face of the successful center. “This is the best senior center in the San Gabriel Valley,” said Maureen Wong, a volunteer. “This is Beth’s place.” Through the years, Ryan has seen the center change. She raised more than $500,000 for five expansions, increasing the former 12,000-square-foot facility to 17,500 square feet. But the biggest shift came when the demographics changed in Monterey Park in the 1980s from mostly white to Asian. The center now has a Japanese garden, offers an American and a Chinese lunch, and began teaching English classes. Ryan also introduced things needed for all seniors, such as a computer lab, barber shop, nail salon and a fitness room. “Whatever helps keep people off the street,” she joked. In 1984, she got a Private Sector Initiative Commendation from President Ronald Reagan, and in 2005, she received President George Bush’s Call to Service Award. “She’s fabulous. She put her soul in here,” said Iris LaBeach, who has volunteered at the center for 15 years. “She talks about retiring,” Wong said, “but I don’t think she could pull herself away.” jennifer.mclain@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2477160Want 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

WOMEN SUE DONEGAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SERVICE FOR NON-PAYMENT OF WAGES

first_imgFive women have taken a legal action against the Donegal Women’s Domestic Violence Service for non-payment of wages.Letterkenny Court.The case surrounds the non-payment of increments to the women stretching back over the past five years.The case was mentioned at the latest sitting of Letterkenny Circuit Court.The women, who include Catherine Patton, Margaret Bonner, Kathleen Sheridan, Ann McGettigan and Mary O’Donnell, still work at the Letterkenny-based centre.Representing the women, barrister Charlotte Simpson said the women’s claims was less than €13,000 in total and referred to the heavy legal costs which the DWDVS had paid in defending the action.Barrister for the DWDVS said there was a danger that the service could go into liquidation as a result of the action.However, this was dismissed as “scare-mongering” by barrister for the women Ms Simpson.The DWDVS receives its funding from TUSLA – the Child and Family Agency.Having heard submissions on the case, Judge Francis Comerford adjourned matters to clarify exactly how much in increments the women are owed. WOMEN SUE DONEGAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SERVICE FOR NON-PAYMENT OF WAGES was last modified: July 16th, 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:courtdonegalDonegal Women’s Domestic Violence Serviceincrementsletterkennylast_img read more

GLENSWILLY FAN BANNED FOR A YEAR FOR ATTACK ON ST EUNAN’S MANAGER

first_imgMaxi Curran: Was grabbed by fanA GLENSWILLY fan who went onto the pitch during a home match to grab the manager of the St Eunan’s team has been banned from GAA games for 48 weeks.The incident is one of a number still being investigated by Gardaí following the Division One league clash between the clubs in April.During one of the incidents in Glenswilly the fan went onto the pitch and grabbed St Eunan’s manager Maxi Curran. The fan can appeal the decision.Glenswilly has been fined €500 with an additional €500 fine if there is another breach of GAA rules. The club meets next week to see how it will react to the disciplinarySt Eunan’s went on to win the game 3-13 to 1-07 despite having two players sent off. GLENSWILLY FAN BANNED FOR A YEAR FOR ATTACK ON ST EUNAN’S MANAGER was last modified: May 22nd, 2014 by John2Share 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:fanGAAglenswillySt Eunanslast_img read more

Women’s Basketball Hosts Illinois State Sunday Night

first_imgDES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University women’s basketball team is set to host Illinois State in a Sunday night contest at the Knapp Center starting at 6 p.m. and will be broadcast on The Valley On ESPN3. The matchup with the Redbirds follows a Drake men’s home game vs SIU at 3 p.m. The Drake (11-5, 4-1 MVC) women are coming off an 80-55 win Friday night over Indiana State. The Bulldogs rebounded from poor shooting (34.4 percent) in the first two quarters against the Sycamores to shoot 54.8 percent in the final two while making six three-pointers and a perfect 11-of-11 free throws. For the game, the Bulldogs totaled a 44.4 (28-of-63) percent shooting mark from the field, 36.4 (8-of-22) percent from 3-point range and a stellar 88.9 (16-of-18) percent total from the free throw line. After scoring just 29 points in the first two quarters and leading by just two points at the break, Drake opened the third quarter on a 14-0 run en route to a 33-point performance in the period as it cruised to its fourth consecutive victory. The Bulldogs scored 80 or more points for the ninth time this season, improving to 8-1 in those games. Drake ramped up its defensive pressure on Indiana State, who made 42.3 percent of its shots in the first two quarters but ended the night at just 32.8 percent from the floor. Drake was led in scoring by junior Lizzy Wendell (Blue Springs, Mo) who tallied a game-high 20 points along with pulling down 10 rebounds to record her fourth career double-double. She also handed out six assists and nabbed two steals. Sophomore Maddy Dean (Jordan, Minn.) added 14 points and was followed by freshman Nicole Miller (Walker, Iowa) and junior Cortni Rush (Mason City, Iowa) with 11 points each. Rush’s point total is a season-high, which included shooting 3-of-5 from three-point range and hitting 4-of-6 field goals. Illinois State (3-12, 1-3 MVC) lost at UNI, 65-51, on Friday evening. Octavia Crump is averaging a team-leading 13.3 points per game while snagging 5.1 rebounds per game. Drake has won the previous three games in series and holds a slim edge, 36-35, in the all-time series that started in 1981. Drake has a week before its next game when it welcomes travel partner UNI on Sunday, Jan. 24 for a 2 p.m. matinee at the Knapp Center.Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

KEATING GETS HARPS BACK ON TRACK WITH LATE, LATE GOAL

first_imgPerhaps Finn Harps should name a seat after Ruairi Keating.Tagbo on the ball for Harps.He may not be the local legend that Brendan Bradley or Kevin mcHugh is just yet.But the on-loan Sligo Rovers lad is proving his worth yet again this season. Just when it looked like Harps had blown a two goal lead against bottom-of-the table Waterford, upped popped Keating with three minutes to go to seal a 3-2 victory and there vital points.This was a game which Finn Harps should have finished off at half-time.Leading by two goals after just six minutes thanks to a first minute effort from Mickey Funston and another from Wilfred Tagbo, Harps had numerous chances to put the game beyond bottom-of-the-table Waterford.But the wide of a goalpost and some side-netting prevented Funston again and Raymond Foy from doing just that. Josh Mailey battle win possession. Pic by Northwest Newspix.When Corcoran pulled on back for Waterford in the 28th minute, it was always going to b a tight second half.And that uncertainty turned to her frustration when Ross Fitzpatrick popped up in the 73rd minute to level the game.But urged on by the home crowd, Harps continued to press.Keating continued to probe the openings as he has done all season and sent th crowd into raptures when h slotted home in the 87th minute.Ollie Horgan’s side dug deep and deserve credit for not giving up. But, hell, they don’t make it easy on the nerves.KEATING GETS HARPS BACK ON TRACK WITH LATE, LATE GOAL was last modified: May 8th, 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)last_img read more

Twin Towns traffic light fault causes major delays

first_imgTechnical difficulties were affecting a set of traffic lights in the Twin Towns this morning (Thurs) – causing long delays.It was reported that the traffic lights on the Main Street in the Twin Towns changing to red ‘every minute or so’, causing huge queues.It is understood that a bin bag has now been placed over the traffic lights. Traffic is moving slowly in the area and motorist have been advised to drive with caution.Local County Councillor, Gary Doherty said: “There’s a fault with the traffic lights in front of McElhinney’s at the moment.“The lights are going red automatically every minute or so which is causing traffic delays.“I have contacted the Council and it will be fixed as soon as possible.” Donegal County Council has been contacted for comment.Twin Towns traffic light fault causes major delays was last modified: November 14th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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