Watch: Neymar scores ludicrous goal for Barcelona against Villarreal

first_imgIt was his second and Barcelona’s third as the Catalans looked like cantering to another easy La Liga win. 1 Lionel who?Barcelona are showing no signs of struggling in Lionel Messi’s absence, but then again it does make it easier when you have Neymar and Luis Suarez at your disposal.The former produced a stunning individual goal against Villarreal on Sunday, sumptuously flicking the ball over a hapless defender and volleying home. Best summary of Neymar’s goal, from @LaTdP : “You can’t even score that goal on the Playstation. It doesn’t exist!”.— Lee Roden (@LeeRoden89) November 8, 2015 Neymar last_img read more

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Manchester United fans react to Memphis Depay replacing Anthony Martial

first_img Memphis Depay Manchester United fans’ worst fears were realised on Tuesday night as images of Anthony Martial limping out of Wembley on crutches emerged.The former Monaco man injured his foot during England’s 2-0 win over France and Martial is a major doubt for the weekend’s match away to Watford.His expected absence will leave Louis van Gaal scratching his head, with it likely that the out of form Memphis Depay will return to the starting XI in Martial’s place.While some Red Devils fans are hoping Memphis uses this as the perfect opportunity to rediscover his PSV Eindhoven form, many are left wishing it was the Dutchman who was out injured.See the best reaction from social media below … 1last_img read more

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Man City, Man United, Chelsea or Arsenal – where next for Pep?

first_img3 Chelsea:How about the pull factor of London? Well, if reports in the Daily Mail today are anything to go by, lifestyle could certainly play a part in any decision as Guardiola’s wife is allegedly keen on a move to the capital. Roman Abramovich is armed and ready to make the Spaniard the highest paid manager in the world after dismissing the seemingly impregnable Jose Mourinho on Thursday. Guardiola, however, has publicly voiced his concerns about the state of the Chelsea squad, claiming they need ten new players after a dismal defence of their Premier League crown so far. Abramovich’s ruthless record with incumbents in the past may not settle well with Guardiola either, while no guarantee of Champions League football next season is another massive stumbling block.Then again, his fierce rivalry with Mourinho dating back to their El Clasico days means the opportunity to succeed him, and duly put one over the Special One, could be prove enticing.Likelihood: 3/5 Arsenal:If all four managerial posts became available at the same time and money wasn’t a factor, Guardiola would probably choose Arsenal. The Spaniard’s possession-based mantra means both parties are highly compatible as he is a huge admirer of the similar philosophy established by Arsene Wenger in his 19 years in north London.Availability is the key word though. Wenger and co are flying at the moment, so any move for Guardiola could unsettle the squad and derail their most convincing title tilt for years. Wenger, who sits on the Arsenal board, would almost certainly never be sacked, which means seeing out his contract until it expires in 2017 is the most feasible outcome.Guardiola was willing to take a sabbatical before moving to Bayern Munich in 2013, but would he really commit to another hiatus to accommodate another year of the Wenger regime?Likelihood: 2/5 3 3 Manchester United:The recent gloom that has descended over Old Trafford has led to claims that Ed Woodward and his bunch of merrymen may cut their losses with Louis van Gaal by wielding the axe. Guardiola’s availability might well be a once in a generation opportunity for the Red Devils to truly identify their long-term replacement for Sir Alex Ferguson after failing with David Moyes and Van Gaal thus far.Financially, United could match any of their competitors after recent astronomical kit deals that boosted their global franchise, while their prestigious history gives them an edge over arch rivals City.United’s poor form this season, however, means any bid to secure Guardiola for the start of next season would be undermined if they cannot offer Champions League football. Limitations within the current squad, which looks severely depleted in all areas, also means less room for tactical experimentation and rotation – something Guardiola has prided himself upon at Bayern.Likelihood: 3/5 The most wanted man in football is back on the market after Pep Guardiola confirmed over the weekend that he will leave Bayern Munich at the end of the season.Guardiola is a man of his word, meaning he will see out the rest of his contract as the sun sets on another of the Barcelona legend’s managerial projects.Unsurprisingly, the queue of potential admirers is both lengthy and esteemed as a host of European heavyweights, including last season’s top four in the Premier League, jostle for his services.But which destination suits Guardiola best? And which is most likely to materialize?talkSPORT takes a look…Manchester City:The most viable outcome to the Guardiola saga would see the Spaniard succeed Manuel Pellegrini at the Etihad at the end of the season. Reports in Germany over the weekend, supposedly fuelled by City centre-back Martin Demichellis, even implied all aspects had already been formalized.City, as an expanding global brand backed by eye-watering investment, would certainly appeal to Guardiola as the next project for him to get stuck into. His record in the Champions League, in start contrast to the pitfalls of Pellegrini, is impeccable, and the City hierarchy will hope he could deliver that elusive first European crown. Pellegrini himself seems resigned to eventually being succeeded by Guardiola too, stating: “I hope he will have the option to work at Manchester City. I say that because I love this club and I hope, in the future, he can work here also. I am sure that he will be very important for the club.”City may also hold the aces in the pack when it comes to seducing Guardiola as chief executive Ferran Soriano and director of football Txiki Begiristain (below left) have already worked with the 44-year-old at Barcelona.Likelihood: 4/5 Pep Guardiola last_img read more

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CONFIRMED! West Ham complete striker loan deal

first_img1 West Ham have signed Emmanuel Emenike on loan from Fenerbahce.Hammers boss Slaven Bilic had been looking to boost his attacking options after allowing Maury Zarate to leave and with Diafra Sakho and Andy Carroll both sidelined due to injury.Emenike, who is well known to Bilic from his time in Russia and Turkey, has now been drafted in ahead of Monday’s transfer deadline on a deal until the end of the season.The 28-year-old spent the first half of this season on loan for UAE side Al Ain, scoring seven goals in 11 games.“I have always known West Ham as a great club,” Emenike told West Ham TV.“I have always been watching them. West Ham’s a great club and I am very, very happy and very, very excited that I am here.“I’ve known him [Bilic] for years. When he was at Lokomotiv Moscow, I was at Spartak Moscow, then he came to Besiktas and I was in Fenerbahce, so we have known each other for a long time. I’m happy to be here and happy to play for him.“We have followed each other’s careers and thank God we are here today and we are here together.”Emenike added: “The Premier League is the best in the world, it is everyone’s dream to come and play here. I am excited to be here.“But it is not always just about the player, it is team work and it is all about us as a team. I am here to play with the team and work with the team.” Emmanuel Emenike last_img read more

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Jones pleads guilty, pleas for forgiveness

first_imgJones and her mother embraced afterward, the elder Jones telling her daughter, “Good job.” The two then climbed into a black limousine with one of Jones’ attorneys and drove away without taking questions. “It’s bittersweet,” said Travis Tygart, chief executive officer of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. “Any time a potential American hero admits to cheating us sports fans, people who watch Olympic games, it’s bittersweet.” Friday marked a stunning fall from grace for the 31-year-old Jones, once the most celebrated female athlete in the world. She captivated the country with the audacious goal of winning five gold medals at the Sydney Olympics. Though she fell short – only three of her five medals were gold, the other two bronze – her winsome smile and charming personality made her a star. Seven years later, she is broke, her reputation is ruined and she is looking at prison time. Jones is the biggest name to be brought down so far in the Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative scandal. But home run king Barry Bonds also has been linked to BALCO, and a grand jury is still investigating whether he lied to federal investigators. Bonds denied ever knowingly taking performance-enhancing drugs. In testimony before a grand jury in 2003, Bonds said he believed a clear substance and a cream given to him by his trainer were flaxseed oil and an arthritis balm. In court, Jones, seated at the defense table and speaking in a clear voice through a microphone, said she lied to a federal investigator in November 2003 when he asked if she had used performance-enhancing drugs. “I answered that I had not. This was a lie, your honor,” she said. Jones said she took steroids from September 2000 to July 2001 and said she was told by her then-coach Trevor Graham that she was taking flaxseed oil when it was actually “the clear.” That’s a performance-enhancing drug linked to BALCO, the lab at the center of the steroids scandal in professional sports.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityThe three-time Olympic gold medalist pleaded guilty to lying to federal investigators when she denied using performance-enhancing drugs, and announced her retirement after the hearing. Jones also pleaded guilty to a second count of lying to investigators about her association with a check-fraud scheme. Outside the U.S. District Court, Jones broke down in tears as she apologized for her actions, saying she understands she has disappointed her friends, family and supporters. “It’s with a great amount of shame that I stand before you and tell you that I have betrayed your trust,” Jones said, pausing frequently to regain her composure while her mother stood behind her, a supportive hand on her daughter’s shoulder. “I have been dishonest, and you have the right to be angry with me. I have let (my family) down. I have let my country down, and I have let myself down,” she said. “I recognize that by saying I’m deeply sorry, it might not be enough and sufficient to address the pain and hurt that I’ve caused you. “Therefore, I want to ask for your forgiveness for my actions, and I hope you can find it in your heart to forgive me.” JURISPRUDENCE: Sprint star admits to lies in court and retires. By Jim Fitzgerald THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – For years, Marion Jones angrily denied using steroids. On Friday, she admitted it was all a lie. last_img read more

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Tribe holding gathering of elders

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.For more information, call 951-898-1385. From staff reports Members of the Iron Circle Nation tribe will convene at Angel’s Gate Park in San Pedro this weekend for their 12th annual Many Winters gathering of elders. The three-day event, with the theme of “healing through traditional teachings,” will include educational programs as well as arts and crafts and culture. The celebration began Friday and will last until Sunday, running 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. last_img read more

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Rodney King wounded in street corner shooting

first_imgSAN BERNARDINO – Rodney King, whose 1991 beating by Los Angeles police led to deadly rioting the next year, was shot on a street corner but his wounds were not believed to be life-threatening, police said Thursday. King, 42, was hit in the face, arms, back and torso by birdshot fired from a shotgun. He was shot “possibly two or three times from a distance,” then bicycled about a mile and a half mile back to his home in neighboring Rialto and called local police shortly after 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, Rialto police Sgt. Craig Crispin told The Associated Press. King and others at the home appeared to be drunk and few cooperated with officers by providing information, Rialto police Sgt. Don Lewis told The (Riverside) Press-Enterprise. King was taken to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in Colton. His condition Thursday was not immediately known. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat Kings“They are nonlife-threatening wounds,” San Bernardino police Lt. Scott Paterson told the AP. No arrests were made and other details of the shooting were sketchy. There was “speculation” that the shooting may have involved some kind of domestic dispute but “we’re not sure about that yet,” Paterson said. King, who is black, was videotaped being beaten by white Los Angeles police officers after he was stopped for speeding in 1991. Four officers were acquitted of most criminal charges in 1992, triggering rioting in Los Angeles and neighboring cities that left 55 people dead and caused $1 billion in property damage. King sued the city over the beating and obtained a $3.8 million settlement.last_img read more

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Bush administration vows to beef up FDA’s funding

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsBut, last week, scientific experts inside and outside the FDA concluded that the agency can no longer fulfill its mission without a substantial increase in its budget. In light of the report, members of the Senate’s Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee wanted to know how the administration would be able to improve food safety. Leavitt responded that the group studying food safety told the president it would not be possible to make the improvements needed with existing funding. WASHINGTON – President Bush’s 2009 budget will include additional money to help safeguard the nation’s food supply, Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt told skeptical lawmakers Tuesday. Leavitt, however, did not say how much more money the Food and Drug Administration would get for its food safety efforts. The agency currently has a budget of about $2billion. In the past 18 months, there have been a series of food-borne illnesses that have led to questions about the safety of the nation’s food supply. For example, spinach was contaminated with a deadly strain of E. coli, peanut butter was found to contain salmonella and canned chili contained the bacteria that causes botulism. Bush appointed representatives of a dozen federal agencies to develop a comprehensive plan to improve food safety, but in his executive order, he said the improvements would have to be made with existing resources. When the plan was issued last month, it stated that resources would be directed to the areas of greatest risk. last_img read more

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MAJOR POWER OUTAGE PLUNGES PARTS OF LETTERKENNY INTO DARKNESS

first_imgA major power outage has plunged many parts of Letterkenny and the surrounding areas into darkness.A number of buildings on the town’s Main Street including the local courthouse have been left without lighting.It is understood the ESB are working to rectify the situation. A faulty transformer is understood to be the cause of the outage.A spokesman for the ESB has said that a major fault in the Gortleee/Letetrkenny and Manorcunningham areas has led to the disruption.No details of when the power will return have been released.A number of  businesses have been unable to operate since the outages. MAJOR POWER OUTAGE PLUNGES PARTS OF LETTERKENNY INTO DARKNESS was last modified: October 6th, 2014 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

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JOB VACANCIES: WIND TURBINE COMPANY SEEKS TRAINEE INSTALLATION TECHNICIANS

first_imgWindhoist Limited based in Irvine UK are leading international installers of megawatt class wind turbines. Due to expansion we have a requirement for trainee turbine installation technicians.Technicians shall work as part of multidisciplinary teams over a multitude of locations.Requirements: -agricultural/trade or engineering background-prepared to work away from base for extended periods-willing to work at height in exposed locations in variable weather conditions-flexible and willing to change at short notice-willing to make a medium to long term commitment-performance, safety and quality as a priority.If the above criteria appeals to you please send your CV and covering letter into recruitment@windhoist.co.ukInterviews to be held at the end of September in Letterkenny. Potential candidates will be contacted directly with details of date and venue.JOB VACANCIES: WIND TURBINE COMPANY SEEKS TRAINEE INSTALLATION TECHNICIANS was last modified: August 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:Job VacanciesWindhoist UKlast_img read more

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