Month: December 2019

Klopp and Benteke pictured smiling in training after Sturridge injury

Klopp and Benteke pictured smiling in training after Sturridge injury

first_img 6 6 1. Klopp is all smiles with club captain Jordan Henderson, who has recently returned from injury – click the arrow above to see who else is smiling, despite Liverpool absorbing the news that Daniel Sturridge is once again injured 6 6 6 3. Dejan Lovren, Martin Skrtel and Nathaniel Clyne form an important trio in Liverpool’s defence – click the arrow above, right, to see who’s been left out in the cold at Melwood 2. Christian Benteke’s assimilation into Liverpool’s attack will be even more important with Sturridge injured again – click the arrow above to see more pictures from Liverpool training 4. Klopp wraps up warm on a cold Merseyside day, as he oversees training – 6 5. Roberto Firmino looks like he’s enjoying training almost as much as Joe Allen enjoys not shaving! Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has suffered yet another injury setback, casting further doubt on his career with the Reds.The injury-plagued 26-year-old has only just returned from a knee injury and has made just three appearances since Jurgen Klopp took over as manager in October.Last month Klopp said Sturridge had to understand the difference between “pain and real pain” as he prepared to make his comeback.The German – pictured preparing with his Liverpool squad for Thursday’s Europa League match away to Sion – will now be planning for the busy Christmas period without Sturridge, and could now be planning for a long-term future without the England striker.SICKNOTE STURRIDGE IS A LUXURY LIVERPOOL ‘CAN’T AFFORD’, ISTANBUL CHAMPIONS LEAGUE HERO TELLS TALKSPORT 6. Philippe Coutinho is another attacker Liverpool can ill afford to lose to injury – how do you think the Reds will cope without Sturridge? Comment below.last_img read more

Tottenham reaction: Pochettino admits Arsenal draw was ‘an opportunity missed’

Tottenham reaction: Pochettino admits Arsenal draw was ‘an opportunity missed’

first_imgTottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino was frustrated his side didn’t pick up the three points against north London rivals Arsenal after Saturday’s 2-2 draw.Aaron Ramsey gave the Gunners the lead in the first half but goals from Toby Alderweireld and Harry Kane after Francis Coquelin’s red card put the home side ahead.However ten-man Arsenal equalised through Alexis Sanchez to deny Spurs top spot in the Premier League and Pochettino felt it was a good opportunity missed by his side.“The feeling is not so good because we missed a big opportunity at 2-1 up,” said Pochettino.“But we need to be happy with the effort of the players.“We started the game 11 vs 11 and played much better but something happened and the opponents took risks to find the chance to score.“Our team made a big effort so I feel proud and pleased for them.”last_img read more

Clippers sprint past the Warriors

Clippers sprint past the Warriors

first_imgNBA: Kaman has career night as L.A. opens with win over Golden State. By Joe Stevens Staff Writer Indoor fireworks, a run-and-gun style of game, a gash to Chris Kaman’s forehead – the Clippers’ season opener overflowed with action and even blood. And when all of the action ended, the Clippers ran away with a 120-114 victory Friday night at Staples Center. The Clippers beat Golden State at its own game – the fast-break – and also beat the Warriors with a remarkably better inside game led by Kaman. But perhaps even more important, the Clippers put together a good enough performance to give themselves hope and believe that if they hustle and battle, they can win in the NBA. “It was great, man,” Sam Cassell said. “We had poise down the stretch and showed, yeah, we can win. Like I said earlier, if teams take us lightly, we will beat you.” No one beat the Warriors more than Kaman, who scored a career-high 26 points and had 18 rebounds. He helped the Clippers outrebound the Warriors, 53-36. He got his gash less than two minutes into the second half, when Golden State’s Kelenna Azubuike blasted a towering dunk over him and caught him with an elbow. Kaman was rushed to the dressing room, received three stitches above his left eye and returned later in the third quarter. “I was telling them in the back, `Hurry up, I want to get back out there, hurry up,”‘ Kaman said. “He wasn’t hurrying, but he did a great job. Hopefully, it will be the same beautiful face it always is. But who cares? It’s another injury. It goes away, and then you get another one.” The way Kaman dominated, Coach Mike Dunleavy offered this comment: “Maybe he should get hit in the head every night.” The Clippers led the entire second half, save for a brief 95-94 lead that Golden State had less than a minute into the fourth quarter. But the Clippers still went through the heart-pumping motions of a nail-biter. After going up, 113-104, Golden State rattled off eight straight points to pull within 113-112 with 1:31 left. Cuttino Mobley then made two consecutive jump shots to give the Clippers a 117-112 lead and help seal the victory. Six Clippers finished in double figures. Mobley added 21 points and Tim Thomas had 20, and neither of them started. The Clippers overcame 33 points from Azubuike and 22 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds from Baron Davis. All of the scoring was a by-product of the fast pace, which the Clippers actually were better in than the Warriors. They outscored Golden State, 14-10, in fast-break points. It was more than just media hype to think the Clippers’ victory and the fact that they played a relatively mistake-free game came as a surprise. They had their doubts themselves, and after the win, Corey Maggette said, “If you would have seen our practices, you would not have believed we’d have this type of game. We played well.” Perhaps a lot cannot be gleaned from one game, especially against Golden State – a team that plays a small lineup and probably employs the fast-break more than any other NBA team. But maybe one early trend is Dunleavy’s willingness to go deep into his bench and juggle his lineup. Ten players saw action in the first half, and the coach even made a relatively unexpected move by starting Ruben Patterson, who had the task of guarding Davis. Rookie Al Thornton got 18 minutes of playing time, and point guard Brevin Knight played the entire fourth quarter in place of Cassell. Just one game into the 82-game schedule, the Clippers showed they can play hard and gritty, and unlike last year, they’re not taking anything for granted this season. “We would have lost this game last year with all the injuries we had,” Cassell said. “This year, we understand the injuries we have and just have to drive forward.” joe.stevens@presstelegram.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img
Some readers can really take you back

Some readers can really take you back

first_imgOnce upon a time, I responded by hand to the good people who bothered to write me. I’m ashamed to admit that, spoiled by the ease of e-mail, I seldom touch bases anymore using stationery and stamp. Such is the case of Mr. Legreid; I’ve yet to acknowledge a single note. I immediately recognize the penmanship on his envelopes – all-caps print that usually includes some clever little extra. The latest categorizes me as: “COLUMNIST-PANELIST-FREELANCER.” He scrawled his clarification on a clip of my recent tale about Queen Mary ghost sightings: “THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A COLUMNIST AND A PANELIST.” Arrows indicate that a horizontal three-column column is not a column at all but, to be precise, a panel. “I DON’T HAVE E-MAIL, WEB-SITE OR CELL PHONE ABILITY,” Mr. Legreid wrote in his letter. “MOST OF MY FAMILY (AND, I GUESS, MOST OF THE USA) DOES. I STILL HAVE ROTARY DIAL PHONE.” As someone perpetually confused about which channel changer, and then which button, turns on the TV, I can totally relate. I leave all uploading of photos and downloading of music to my husband and kids. “I STILL ENJOY YOUR PANELS FROM TIME TO TIME,” Mr. Legreid said, reiterating his contention that real columns are vertical. “EVEN YOUR PHOTO BRINGS YOU MORE UP TO DATE FROM THE JUST-PAST TEENAGER I FIRST KNEW YOU AS.” Another reason to appreciate this man! He thinks I’m younger than I am! Back when I was a just-past teenager yuppie, I covered such topics as the futility of sitting through a wine-tasting class: “My brain does not store facts; it admires them from afar.” As well as a screenplay writing class, full of Hollywood-philes: “I didn’t imagine anyone present cared to hear about the vending machine I’d done lunch with that afternoon.” I lamented my lack of cool health club attire: “I am not color-coordinated. I am not any kind of coordinated.” And “signs of advanced adulthood”: “You suddenly feel silly wearing things like purple hose and heart-shaped barrettes.” I chronicled the advent of my first PC (now, there’s a historical milestone), which I dubbed Ms. Dos (remember MS-DOS?): “If she is to remain under my fine roof, she shall earn her room and board. For starters, Ms. Dos must write my Great American Novel. And then keep her boastful yap shut when I take all the credit.” Hard to believe I ever felt this way, but I even expressed mixed emotions over becoming “Aunt Su” to my sister’s toddler: “To me, the designation conjured up images of a round, doting spinster: `Opie, sweetheart, come over here and give your Aunt Bee a big hug!”‘ The more things change, the more things remain changed. Susan Christian Goulding’s column appears Saturdays. She is an award-winning writer and freelance journalist. She can be contacted by e-mail at susangoulding@aol.com.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 MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre The point is, I gave up my column like a dog gives up a bone, figuring that no job would ever grant me such a privilege again. Time marched on. I married. I had babies. I quit my staff position and discovered the joy (and low pay) of self-employment. This is why I refer to my former life as: Before Breeding vs. After Breeding. One era barely resembles the other. Eventually, the Breeze had the splendid sense to revive my column, different though it may be in its reincarnation. Presto chango! I went from the consummate single woman at large to a team mom who rarely drives her van out of the neighborhood. Occasionally, I still receive correspondence from readers who did, in fact, know this about me. My most dedicated old friend is John O. Legreid of Santa Monica. You might not know this about me, but in my former life I wrote a column. For the Daily Breeze, no less. Well, technically, not for the Breeze but its sister paper, The Outlook in Santa Monica. Both were owned by The Copley Press at the time, so they shared material. Then, in the late 1980s, I left to work for the Orange County bureau of MegaNewspaper. (Nowadays, it’s hard to think of any newspaper as “mega,” since the entire industry – so critical to open government – has become an underdog to other media.) I actually had the nerve and naivete to “tell” my new editors that I planned to continue my South Bay/Westside column on a freelance basis, arguing there would be little to no readership overlap. Needless to say, they argued otherwise and won. last_img
Turkey donations rise

Turkey donations rise

first_imgMartinez said if it wasn’t for the program, she probably wouldn’t have been able to afford a turkey. “My husband (Salvador) passed away three months ago and things are tight,” she said. However, at least one senior decided she wasn’t going to keep her turkey. Consuelo Jauregui, 70, of Pico Rivera said she’s giving away her turkey to a Pico Rivera family of six. “I know they are in more need than me,” Jauregui said. “God has been good to me.” Most of the turkeys went to agencies – like the Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs and Whittier senior centers – Kiwanis clubs, food pantries and American Legions. “It’s exciting,” said Adriana Moran, supervisor for the Pico Rivera Senior Center, which gave the turkeys to Catholic charities for donation. “Every time we get some fabulous donations from the Calderons,” Moran said. “It’s a very nice gesture. They definitely go to some needy families who are well deserving.” Whittier gave its 30 turkeys to the Whittier Interfaith Food Center and Whittier Area First Day Coalition. Eighty turkeys went to the Southeast Area Social Services Funding Authority. Thirty went to dislocated workers and low-income individuals and 50 went to homebound seniors. The latter were raffled off because SASSFA serves about 240 seniors, said Kelly Tenberge, purchasing agent and executive secretary for SASSFA. mike.sprague@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3022160Want 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 MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre “Charles now is in the Assembly,” he said. “Why not do a joint effort because between the two of us, we could give away a lot more turkeys. It’s all about family. Why not add the two brothers?” Five water utilities – California American Water, California Water Service, Central Basin Municipal Water District, San Gabriel Valley Water Co. and Golden State State Water Co. – provided the turkeys in the give-away at the Montebello-Commerce YMCA. The Calderons helped find the nearly 30 agencies that received the turkeys, ranging from local cities to social-service groups. And for the first time, about 50 seniors each were given a turkey. “We’ll have some Thanksgiving this year,” said Rita Martinez, 73, of Pico Rivera. • Photo Gallery: Operation Gobble • Video: Operation Gobble • Search: Where to dine, where to volunteer on Thanksgiving MONTEBELLO – Thanksgiving is a time for family and on Tuesday two brothers combined efforts to give away about 1,000 turkeys to those in need. State Sen. Ron Calderon, D-Montebello, and Assemblyman Charles Calderon, D-Industry, working together to give away nearly 50 percent more than the number of turkeys donated last year. Ron Calderon said it just made sense to work with his brother. last_img read more

FARMER TINNEY NEEDS YOUR HELP ON THE FARM THIS WEEKEND!

FARMER TINNEY NEEDS YOUR HELP ON THE FARM THIS WEEKEND!

first_imgFEATURES: On the 5th of September it’s all farm hands on deck!Farmer Tinney from Tinney’s Toys needs help on the farm. The farm has been crazy over the summer and Farmer Tinney needs some little farmers to get things back to normal.He needs help with the animals, his tractor rides and lots more!To get little farmers for Farmer Tinney, Tinney’s toys are having this event that is fun for all the family.There will be Tractor rides, Gator rides, facepainting, refreshments and more! Kids will get the real farm experience, everything from riding behind a tractor to petting live animals.Everyone is welcome to this fun day out.Help Farmer Make hay while the sun shines, come along to Tinney’s Toys Family Fun on the Farm!FARMER TINNEY NEEDS YOUR HELP ON THE FARM THIS WEEKEND! was last modified: September 4th, 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:BusinessFeaturesnewslast_img read more

Vincent Kompany missing might SUIT Manchester City in Paris, says former star

Vincent Kompany missing might SUIT Manchester City in Paris, says former star

first_imgVincent Kompany’s absence could be a good thing for Manchester City against Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday night, talkSPORT have been told.City have been without their captain for long periods this season due to injury and has influence at the heart of their defence has been sorely missed.But, according to the club’s former striker Paul Dickov, it could benefit Manuel Pellegrini’s side being without the Belgian for the Champions League last eight tie in Paris. Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, Dickov said: “I know it might seem stupid, but Vincent Kompany missing tonight might suit City a little bit.“When Vincent plays, they tend to keep a higher line and leave space in behind them because of his leadership and organisation.“If Otamendi and Mangala play they could sit a little bit deeper and look to hit them on the counter with De Bruyne, David Silva and Sergio Aguero up there.“Then they can look to get them back to the Etihad and hopefully have Yaya Toure back, Kompany back and Raheem Sterling back.”talkSPORT has live commentary of Paris Saint-Germain v Manchester City on Wednesday night. Kick off is 19:45 – don’t miss it!last_img read more

Crystal Palace BOOST! Key man declared fit to face Manchester United

Crystal Palace BOOST! Key man declared fit to face Manchester United

first_img James McArthur in action for Crystal Palace 1 Crystal Palace midfielder James McArthur has been passed fit to return for the trip to Manchester United on Wednesday.The Scot has been sidelined since the start of February with an ankle injury but has recovered in time to be in contention for Palace’s FA Cup semi-final against Watford at the weekend and is set to be given a run out against Louis van Gaal’s team.With Sunday’s trip to Wembley in mind, manager Alan Pardew is set to ring the changes for the visit to Old Trafford after revealing that Joel Ward, Scott Dann and Joe Ledley will all be rested.“McArthur’s back for the Man United game, which is really good news,” said Pardew.“Yala’s [Yannick Bolasie] struggling a little, [Joel] Ward will miss tomorrow’s game.“Scott Dann and Joe Ledley have knocks. They’ll make Sunday, not Man United.”Pardew also confirmed he is not willing to discuss any new contract with chairman Steve Parish before the club’s Premier League status is secured.“Until we’re mathematically safe we won’t do anything on contracts,” he said.last_img read more

Watford transfer report: Porto keen on signing Hornets defender permanently

Watford transfer report: Porto keen on signing Hornets defender permanently

first_img Miguel Layun wants to stay at Porto after an impressive loan spell Porto are closing in on a deal for Watford defender Miguel Layun.The left-back spent last season on loan at the Portuguese club and he impressed during his 27 appearances.The Mexican has expressed his desire to remain at Porto in recent weeks and now he could be about to get his wish.According to O Jogo, Porto are close to agreeing a deal with Watford which would see Layun make his move permanent.The Portuguese side are set to fork out around £4.5million, while offering the 27-year-old a contract till 2020. 1last_img read more