Transfer rumours and paper review 1 Here’s the top transfer-related stories in Saturday’s newspapers…Jack Grealish is valued higher than the record fee paid by a British club, according to Tim Sherwood. The Aston Villa manager insists he would not accept a bid worth £60million for the 20-year-old playmaker. (Daily Mail)Simon Mignolet is facing a fight to save his Liverpool career. Brendan Rodgers, whose own future is under serious threat, is losing patience with the Belgian goalkeeper and the club’s transfer committee have started the process of identifying potential replacements for the former Sunderland man. (Daily Mail)Watford will not allow Emmanuel Adebayor to train with the club but manager Quique Sanchez Flores is not ruling out a January move for the forward. (Daily Mail)Brazilian starlet Alisson wants a move to Manchester United. The 22-year-old currently plays for Cruzeiro and has been tipped for a move to Europe at some point – and he has set his sights on a switch to Old Trafford. (Daily Mirror)Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is readying a January bid for Juventus defender Daniele Rugani. (Calcio Mercato)And here’s the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…Reports – Leicester agree deal to sign former Inter Milan midfielderAlexandre Pato had a ‘very nice offer’ from Manchester United just hours before close of transfer windowBarcelona sensation Neymar confirms he held talks with Manchester United in the summerFormer Arsenal and Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor eyed by Turkish side Antalyaspor
1 It was a frustrating night at the Etihad before Kevin De Bruyne won it Kevin De Bruyne’s injury-time strike stole Man City three points in Champions League Group D, as they beat Spanish side Sevilla 2-1 at the Etihad. It was the perfect result ahead of the Manchester derby, but Manuel Pellegrini’s men did not put in a deserving performance. City looked defensively frail and prone to errors, as Unai Emery’s side were organised and arrived with purpose. The visitors took the lead after half an hour, when Ukrainian Yevhen Konoplyanka wriggled free of his marker in the box to beat Joe Hart, while the home side drew level before half-time as Wilfried Bony’s shot deflected into the net. City continued on the backfoot in the second period and Yaya Toure went close with a late chance before £54million attacker De Bruyne struck in the 92nd minute to give City a fortuitous win.In a game which Pellegrini called ‘must-win’, the Chilean manager stuck with the side which beat Bournemouth in the Premier League at the weekend, meaning captain Vincent Kompany had to settle for a place on the bench once again.Star striker Sergio Aguero is still out with a hamstring injury, while Spanish playmaker David Silva is yet to return to training, so he also missed out.Gael Clichy did not train ahead of the clash and Aleksandar Kolarov passed a late fitness test to make the bench, so Bacary Sagna switched to left-back with Pablo Zabaleta on the right.Former Arsenal forward Jose Antonio Reyes and ex-Blackburn and Stoke midfielder Steven N’Zonzi were on the bench for Los Rojiblancos.Jesus Navas nearly opened the scoring against his former employers inside eight minutes. Navas, who before the match played down the possibility of returning to the club in the future, ambitiously sent an out-swinging shot across goal and it edged just past the post.Bony soon came close after De Bruyne’s low ball. Toure swiped and failed to hit the ball as it went across the six-yard box, and it quickly fell to Bony, who failed to test Sergio Rico with a first-time shot.The Citizens withstood a period of pressure as Konoplyanka took Hart by surprise when he rattled the crossbar from a tight angle on the right-hand side, before the England goalkeeper did well to stop Grzegorz Krychowiak’s strike through a crowd of bodies in the box.Sagna nearly sliced a clearance into his own net and De Bruyne was at the centre of things again as he laid off Toure, whose deflected shot hit the bar.Eliaquim Mangala made a decisive block to stop Sevilla, who burst into the box with another pacey attack, before the visitors took the lead after 30 minutes.Konoplyanka coolly converted in the large space left by Hart at the far post, after Vitolo’s low ball across the box, which the Ukrainian international struck first time.City looked for an immediate response as Sagna attacked down the left and put in a good cross, but Bony was running away from goal as he made the header, which was tame and easy for Rico to collect.Bony played a key role minutes later as the Sky Blues were back on level terms.Ivorian midfielder Toure did brilliantly to beat his man on the right-hand side of the box before squaring the ball across the six-yard box to Raheem Sterling, whose shot was instinctively blocked by Rico. Bony followed up on the rebound, striking into Adil Rami as City equalised with an own goal.Kevin Gameiro squandered two great headed chances on either side of half-time, as the French forward lacked composure and struck over on both occasions. City’s frustrating evening was summed up as they tried to reverse the flow of the game, before Toure blazed over a 25-yard shot. Sevilla continued to create chances by exploiting the gaps in the City defence, with the hosts being helped out by an offside and handball decision, but the Spanish side looked comfortable against the Premier League leaders.De Bruyne tried to engineer an opening by twisting and turning as his shot was blocked before the City defence stepped off Michael Krohn-Dehli at the other end, inviting the Dane to shoot as his effort deflected off Nicolas Otamendi into the side-netting. They nearly won it three minutes from time when De Bruyne flashed a low ball across goal and Sterling could not get a foot to the ball to convert. Rico got a hand to save Toure’s injury-time drive before De Bruyne nicked it at the end, coming in off the right and driving into the far corner from around 12 yards to give City a fortunate victory. City’s next Champions League game is a trip to Seville in the reverse fixture on November 3. Elsewhere in Group D, Juventus were held to a 0-0 draw at home to German side Borussia Monchengladbach.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger felt his side were ‘punished’ for their complacency as they suffered a surprise 2-1 defeat at West Brom.After Olivier Giroud’s opener was cancelled out by James Morrison’s fluke goal, Mikel Arteta inadvertently turned the ball into his own net to see the Baggies claim victory.Santi Cazorla suffered the indignity of slipping as he stepped up to take a late penalty, seeing his effort fly over the bar as Wenger’s side lost ground on their title rivals.It ended the Gunners’ six-game unbeaten run in the Premier League and Wenger was happy to admit his side squandered their ascendancy.“I agree it was three points lost,” confessed the Frenchman.“At 1-0 we thought it would be easy and we were punished. Everything went against us today.“We scored an own goal, we missed a penalty, we missed chances in an empty goal. It is difficult but we have to bounce back.”And when asked if Cazorla’s misfortune summed up their day, Wenger said: “Yes of course.“When you don’t hit the target you have to think it’s a bad day at the office.”
Eva Carneiro 1 Former Chelsea team doctor Eva Carneiro has appeared at a tribunal hearing for her constructive dismissal case against the Premier League champions.The preliminary hearing took place at the London South Employment Tribunal in Croydon and was held in private before an employment judge.Carneiro arrived at court holding hands with her husband, Jason De Carteret, and surrounded by her legal team, and made no comment to the waiting members of the press as she entered and later left the building.After the three-hour hearing, Mary O’Rourke QC, representing Carneiro, said no settlement had been reached and a date had been fixed for the next hearing.A court spokesman refused to reveal exactly when that would be.“It was a private hearing and what happened in the hearing is a private matter,” he said.The 42-year-old doctor was dropped from first-team duties after then-Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho criticised her and first-team physio Jon Fearn for going on to the pitch to treat Eden Hazard on the opening day of the season.The action meant that Chelsea were temporarily down to nine men against Swansea, and afterwards Mourinho called Carneiro and Fearn ”impulsive and naive”.Carneiro did not appear on the bench again for first-team duties and later parted company with the club.The hearing was expected to set the timetable for the case, and deal with witness statements and disclosure of documents – including texts and emails – from each side, as well as any legal procedural disputes which currently exist between the two parties.Chelsea filed their defence in the case last month.Carneiro also has a separate personal legal action against Mourinho, who left the club in December, for alleged victimisation and discrimination.Mourinho was cleared of using discriminatory language towards Carneiro following an investigation by the Football Association.Afterwards, Carneiro and the FA’s independent board member, Dame Heather Rabbatts, criticised the governing body for not interviewing the doctor as part of its investigation.Carneiro has also had backing from FIFA’s medical chairman, Michel D’Hooghe, who contacted the doctor to offer his support and that of the world governing body. He has backed Carneiro’s insistence that she was simply doing her job.
However the petitioners, including Baltimore city health officials, argue that the medicines not only don’t work in children up to age 6 but that they can be dangerous as well. “Are there safe and effective therapies for the common cold?” asked panelist Dr. Ruth Parker, an Emory University School of Medicine professor. “Love. Liquids. That’s what I recommend,” said petitioner Dr. Joshua Sharfstein, Baltimore’s health commissioner and a pediatrician. While the medicines have been marketed for use in children for decades – ad spending now is roughly $50 million a year – it has long been acknowledged there is negligible or no data from studies in the very young to show they are safe and work. Worse, some studies suggest the medicines are no better than dummy pills in treating cold and cough symptoms in young children, the petitioners said. “When a treatment is ineffective, its risks – if not zero – always will exceed its benefits,” said Dr. Michael Shannon, a Children’s Hospital Boston pediatrician and Harvard Medical School professor who was another of the petitioners. The drugs – they include some Dimetapp, Pediacare, Robitussin and Triaminic products – have never been tested in children, which a previous FDA panel noted as long ago as 1972. Drug makers instead have used extrapolated data from studies in adults to come up with dosing recommendations based on a child’s age or size. While the focus of the petition and the FDA is on children under 6, the joint panel of experts will be asked if there’s evidence that these drugs work in children up to age 12. The medicines are widely used, with an estimated 95 million packages sold for infant and toddler use each year. “If these medicines are allegedly not effective or materially unsafe, how is the purchase of millions – hundreds of millions – of doses by parents explained?” asked Dr. George Goldstein, the panel’s nonvoting industry representative. Dr. Dan Levy, president of the Maryland chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, said parents buy the medicines for their children because they want quick results. Earlier, Levy also said parents buy the medications for emotional reasons – out of fear, vulnerability and caring. The recently pulled medicines had recommended parents “ask a doctor” before giving them to children under 2. “We all have a lot of friends who call up their pediatricians and the pediatricians tell them to take the drugs,” said panelist Ralph D’Agostino, a Boston University public health and statistics expert.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON – Cold and cough medicines recently pulled from sale for infants and toddlers shouldn’t be given to children as old as 5, either, pediatricians told government health advisers Thursday. The expert advisers to the Food and Drug Administration began a two-day meeting to consider a petition from the pediatricians that seeks in part a government statement saying the over-the-counter medicines shouldn’t be used in children under 6 because they don’t help them and aren’t safe. The FDA has yet to act on the petition, in part pending a recommendation expected late Friday from the joint panel of outside experts in pediatrics and nonprescription drugs, said the agency’s Dr. Joel Schiffenbauer. The meeting opens a week after drug makers pulled from sale oral cough and cold medicines for children under 2. The drug industry maintains the widely used medicines are safe and work but can lead to overdoses when misused in infants.
ALCS: Red Sox, Beckett have experience in coming back in series. By Howard Ulman THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CLEVELAND – History gives Josh Beckett and the Red Sox a pretty good shot. They’ve come back from big postseason deficits. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Then again, they didn’t do it against these Cleveland Indians. Down, 3-1, in the AL Championship Series, Beckett and Boston will try to save their season when they face C.C. Sabathia tonight. It’s a rematch of the opener, the only game the Red Sox won. “I don’t think there’s anyone in the league that we’d prefer on the mound for our team in this situation,” Boston third baseman Mike Lowell said. “We can believe all we want, but we have to get hits off Sabathia and hold them down.” In 2004, the Red Sox ended an 86-year World Series championship drought with a four-game sweep of St. Louis. First, though, they had to overcome a 3-0 deficit in the ALCS against the New York Yankees. The Red Sox became the first team to win a postseason series after losing the first three games. “When you see something that’s never been done before, you can believe in anything,” first baseman Kevin Youkilis said. “For us, it’s all about winning one game.” Only seven players from that World Series team, including David Ortiz and Manny Ramirez, are still with the Red Sox. One who wasn’t there also came back from a 3-1 LCS deficit. Beckett started Florida’s comeback in 2003 with a two-hit shutout against the Chicago Cubs in Game 5. He struck out 11 and walked one, a remarkable NLCS performance that was soon overshadowed. Working on three days’ rest, he pitched a World Series-clinching, five-hit shutout in Game 6 against the Yankees. “It’s kind of like a party in 2003,” Beckett said. “It was fun. It was a bunch of young guys, and we were just out having fun.” The Marlins exceeded expectations that season. Anything less than a championship would be an emotional blow to the Red Sox and their passionate fans. As if Rafael Betancourt cares. “With the confidence we have playing right now, we’re going to do it (tonight),” said the former Boston farmhand, now a lights-out reliever for Cleveland. “We don’t want to go back. We want to finish it here.” To do that, the Indians will have to break Beckett’s postseason spell. He won the first-round opener over the Angels with a four-hit shutout. Then he outpitched Sabathia, who said he wasn’t aggressive enough, in Game 1 of the ALCS. “I didn’t even give us a chance the other day,” Sabathia said. “I look to stay calm and stay in control and not try to overthrow and do so much and I think I’ll be fine.” Beckett’s back stiffened up on the chilly night. Red Sox pitching coach John Farrell said on Wednesday’s off-day that Beckett is feeling fine and his back is not an issue. “His bullpen (session) two days ago was as strong as others throughout the course of the season,” Farrell said. “So there’s no restrictions of any kind going into tomorrow.” After losing the opener, 10-3, the Indians took the momentum with a 13-6 win in 11 innings at Fenway Park. They won the next two games in Cleveland behind their third and fourth starters, Jake Westbrook and Paul Byrd. They scored seven runs in the 11th in Game 2, and another seven in the fifth of a 7-3 win in Game 4, four scoring on homers by Casey Blake and Jhonny Peralta. “We just got hot at the right time,” Sabathia said. “It doesn’t matter how you play during the season. It matters how well you’re playing right now.” The teams did tie for baseball’s best record, 96-66, and Boston won home-field advantage by winning the season series with Cleveland. That means nothing to Indians manager Eric Wedge. “It’s not about where we play or who we play. It’s about how we play,” he said. “We’d love to do it here at home, but the heartbeat and the pace and the way we play, it needs to be the same we’ve been doing all year.” Boston manager Terry Francona probably will make one change in his usual lineup, starting switch-hitter Bobby Kielty in right field in place of lefty J.D. Drew against lefty Sabathia. Kielty has hit well against
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Peninsula overcame a 14-0 deficit and took advantage of turnovers and 17 Leuzinger penalties to steal a 21-17 victory in a Bay League clash at Leuzinger High. Peninsula took a 21-17 lead with 3:33 remaining in the contest on quarterback Gideon Duran’s controversial 1-yard touchdown run on third-and-goal. Duran appeared to be stopped short of the goal line. The officials did not immediately signal for a touchdown and after a short discussion, ruled the play a touchdown. The score was set up by a 63-yard screen play to tight end Eric Stevens. Up until that point, Peninsula had only amassed 119 yards of total offense. “We just put that play in this week,” Stevens said. “We knew Leuzinger was really aggressive and they were going to be blitzing all night. They’re so fast, but sometimes they overpursue and we were able to take advantage.” Leuzinger, with plenty of time still remaining, still had a chance. The Warriors moved the ball to midfield with only two minutes remaining, but quarterback Te’shon Burton, making his first career start, was intercepted by defensive back Patrick Lademan. Peninsula running back Ryan Solomon iced the game moments later with a 16-yard run on third down. The Olympians were penalized 17 times for 110 yards and turned the ball over twice, both resulting in Peninsula touchdowns. Peninsula was only whistled four times for 35 yards. “We beat ourselves tonight,” Leuzinger coach Deon Toliver said. “Turnovers and penalties killed us.” Leuzinger had to play without four key starters, including quarterback Glynn Toliver, who missed the game with a shoulder injury. Justin Kemp returned the opening kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown to give Leuzinger a 7-0 lead. He burst through a sea of tacklers at the 30-yard line and rambled down the left sideline. Peninsula responded by driving the ball down to Leuzinger’s 6-yard line. After three short gains, the Panthers elected to go for a touchdown, but running back Ryan Solomon was tackled on the 2-yard line by lineman Ronald Battle. Leuzinger stretched its lead to 14-0 on Deshawn Mills’ 1-yard touchdown run. Mills set up the scoring drive by intercepting a pass from Peninsula quarterback Gideon Duran off a deflection, giving Leuzinger the ball on Peninsula’s 15-yard line. Leuzinger wasted a chance to stretch its lead in the second quarter. After a muffed punt by Peninsula, Leuzinger took over at Peninsula’s 19-yard line. The Olympians moved to the 5-yard line on three consecutive runs. But Peninsula’s defense stiffened on second and third down and Leuzinger was whistled for four consecutive procedure penalties. Leuzinger was unable to convert on third down and Zardes Gyrast’s 42-yard field goal try was short. Peninsula got on the board on Paul Stetson’s 55-yard fumble return in the second quarter and went into the half down only 14-7. The Panthers tied the game early in the first quarter after Duran, who played both sides of the ball all night, returned an interception deep into Leuzinger territory. Duran scored moments later on a 1-yard sneak to tie the game at 14-14. “I am proud of the way our guys fight,” Peninsula coach Tony Uruburu said. “A lot of teams get down 14-0 like we did and they quit. Our guys didn’t hang their heads. They kept just fighting.” Leuzinger’s Rosaki Hilt led all rushers with 173 yards on 25 carries.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BAY LEAGUE: Leuzinger, called for 17 penalties, can’t hold the lead and Panthers win on disputed TD. By Stephen McFadden CORRESPONDENT On a night when penalty flags seemed to fly on every snap of the ball, Peninsula stunned Leuzinger with an improbable comeback.
To celebrate International Credit Union day, Letterkenny Credit Union is giving one lucky member the chance to win an Apple Ipad with Retina Display. Letterkenny Credit Union joins 57,000 other Credit Unions around the world to celebrate International Credit Union Day this Thursday.Letterkenny Credit Union has been committed to the local commumity it has supported for the last 52 years. On Thursday, Letterkenny Credit Union will join other Credit Unions from around the world to celebrate International Credit Union Day, an annual event which celebrates the role financial cooperatives play in improving the communities they serve and the lives of their members the world over.In Honour of this special day, Letterkenny Credut Union is giving one lucky credit union member the chance to win an Apple Ipad.All you have to do is call to the office on International Credit Union Day and carry out a transaction on your account.Since 1948, International Credit Union Day has been celebrated annually in October. Each year, the international event affords the opportunity to remember credit unions’ proud history and promote awareness of and support for the credit union difference.This year’s theme, “Local Service, Global Good” encapsulates what has long been credit unions’ philosophical principles – service to members and social responsibility.Speaking about International Credit Union Day, Gordon Randles, Manager at Letterkenny Credit Union told Donegal Daily, “The Credit Union movement only came to Ireland in 1958 but it tapped into the co-operative spirit in communities all over the country.“It’s a worldwide phenomenon that just keeps on growing, which is a real cause for international celebration!“It is a unique people-centred service to meet the unique needs of ordinary people. “Anyone can join a credit union – one of the differences from opening a bank account is that you become a member – and not just a number.“Yes, we’re changing to meet member’s needs, like introducing new electronic payment services, online access to accounts, new Travel and Car Insurances through www.coveru.ie and a raft of other services like bill pay and foreign exchange.“But our ethos remains the same and change will not be allowed to compromise what we stand for, or how we serve members’ best interests.Credit unions are not-for-profit financial cooperatives that provide an effective and viable alternative to for-profit financial institutions for almost 203 million members in 103 countries worldwide. The Irish credit union movement is one of the most popular in the world with over 3.3 million members across the 32 counties.Letterkenny Credit Union like all credit unions exists to serve its members, providing a great place to save money and access affordable loans.Established in 1962, Letterkenny Credit Union has been serving the people of Letterkenny area for 52 yearsGordon concluded by saying; “Letterkenny Credit Union is embedded in the community.“Because of our members, we are able to play a vital role in the development and financial stability of the community.“Our strength lies in our difference and we are very proud of this fact.LETTERKENNY CREDIT UNION GIVING MEMBERS THE CHANCE TO WIN A FREE APPLE IPAD was last modified: October 15th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:BusinessFeaturesLetterkenny Credit Unionnews
Diving is seen as one of the worst parts of professional football, and Jamie Vardy was publically lambasted last weekend for his attempt to win a penalty for Leicester against West Ham.However, just days after Vardy’s feeble attempt to fool the referee, German football saw an even more ridiculous dive.Bayern Munich defeated Werder Bremen 2-0 in the DFB Pokal to secure their passage to the final of the tournament, but the real talking point was Arturo Vidal’s dive.The Chilean star went to ground in an over the top manner without having been touched, and although no penalty was given, the referee also didn’t punish the 28-year-old.You can watch Vidal’s ridiculous dive below… Bayern Munich star Arturo Vidal 1
#NosDejamosLaPiel es el lema que llevará al @CDPalencia a #SegundaB. Así presentó ayer el club su nueva equipación: pic.twitter.com/HYnbSvMBMd— Kappa Iberia (@KappaSport_ES) May 13, 2016 Diego Torres la estrena pic.twitter.com/NGzhOOhA3D— C.D. Palencia (@CDPalencia) May 12, 2016 CD Palencia unveil their kit for the Tercera Division play-offs And the winner for worst kit ever goes to… Club Deportivo Palencia.The Spanish fourth tier team (Tercera Division), with manufacturers Kappa, have released the inside out kit for their play-off games where they are hoping to reach Segunda B. 1