A surprise Chelsea XI for Maccabi Champions League visit – Arsenal in mind?

first_imgChelsea manager Jose Mourinho may rest key players for the visit of Maccabi Tel Aviv in the Champions League with Saturday’s Arsenal clash in mind.Chelsea are 17th in the Premier League, six points behind the Gunners, who sit in fourth.It may mean academy graduate Ruben Loftus-Cheek gets a rare chance to shine in midfield. Radamel Falcao and Pedro are injured, but Oscar will reportedly return from a spell on the sidelines.“I have a squad, I trust the squad and I don’t have to play with the same XI,” Mourinho said.Click the yellow arrow above, right, to see a predicted Chelsea line up for the game against Maccabi. 24. Gary Cahill (centre back) 11 11 36. Ruben Loftus-Cheek 11 4. Cesc Fabregas (midfield) 10. Eden Hazard (left sided attack) 1. Asmir Begovic (goalkeeper) – click the arrow above, right, to see the possible Chelsea line-up against Maccabi Tel Aviv in number order 11 11 11 6. Baba Rahman (left back) 11 18. Loic Remy (striker) 11 5. Kurt Zouma (centre back) 28. Cesar Azpilicueta (right back) 11 11 11 8. Oscar (central attacker) 22. Willian (right side of attack) last_img read more

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Everton midfielder fit for FA Cup quarter-final clash with Chelsea

first_img1 Tom Cleverley in action for Everton Tom Cleverley has declared himself fit for Everton’s FA Cup quarter-final with Chelsea on Saturday.The midfielder missed the Toffees’ last two Premier League games through illness but has returned to training this week ahead of the visit of Guus Hiddink’s side.Cleverley played in last year’s final at Wembley for Aston Villa, where they were thumped 4-0 by Arsenal, and the former Manchester United man is determined to make amends in an Everton shirt this season.“It’s important we get to Wembley and give the club a lift and give our fans something to shout about,” he told evertontv.“I have been training fully and I’m ready for this weekend. I will do everything I can to help the team get through to Wembley.”last_img read more

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Rio Hondo’s Mendez is hoping to pull college `out of the mud’

first_imgWHITTIER – Politics is politics, newly re-elected Rio Hondo College trustee Gary Mendez says – and now that this year’s elections are over, it’s time to “get out of the mud” and move the hilltop college forward. And Mendez, 38, who bested opponent Alma Martinez by nearly 300 votes in Tuesday’s election, says he hopes he’s not the only one thinking that way, given the controversy that erupted over Mendez’s recent public remarks on the retirement of former Rio Hondo President Rose Marie Joyce. “I’m very grateful to voters for electing me to another four years,” he said. “And I think it’s time to dust ourselves off, and for the college to be focused on how we can deliver programs and services for our community.” Mendez’s remarks were enough to prompt the board to schedule a Nov. 1 special meeting to discuss censuring him a second time, but only trustee Andre Quintero and board President Maria Elena Martinez showed up. “The fact that nothing happened at that meeting was enough for me,” Mendez said. “Andre and Maria Elena were the ones pushing it, but they didn’t get a response and I certainly hope that message resonated.” However, Quintero said as far as he knows, the censure discussion will be on the agenda at the next board meeting. “We haven’t received any legal advice on the potential exposure of the college,” Quintero said. “He still has to, at some point, be held accountable for his reckless comments.” As the about 20,000-student college goes through its accreditation, Quintero said one area that’s examined is adherence to board policy. “And one of our board policies is an ethics policy, and (Mendez) flagrantly disregarded that.” On the other hand, board Vice President Angela Acosta-Salazar said the most important thing was for the governing panel to “move forward with our board goals and what’s in the best interest of our district. That’s what I feel strongly about.” tracy.garcia@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3051 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 Mendez, who has served on the board for eight years, came under fire two weeks ago for publicly claiming that Joyce did not voluntarily retire last year but was secretly forced out by the board – a scenario Joyce has vehemently denied. He also claimed a confrontation with Joyce that resulted in his censure in summer 2006 took place because Joyce was upset about being forced out – not because he was upset over hotel accommodations for a conference trip in Hawaii. As a result, the college’s faculty association – who endorsed Martinez – blasted Mendez for rehashing the circumstances and chaos surrounding his censure. But on Wednesday, Rio Hondo Faculty Association President Jim Newman said the group was prepared to work with Mendez to “re-establish a working relationship.” “That’s the name of the tune,” Newman said. “He’s the elected guy, and it’s in the best interest of the students and college to work with the person who was elected.” last_img read more

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Champions League final 2016: Who was ’embarrassing’? Real Madrid player ratings

first_img 12 12 Keylor Navas – 7 (click the arrow, right, to see the Real Madrid player ratings) – Didn’t do too much wrong and his imposing presence led to two penalty misses as players felt they needed the perfect spot kick to beat him. Dani Carvajal – 6 – Picked up a yellow card for a scything challenge in the first ten minutes before limping off injured and in tears. 12 12 Marcelo – 7 – Untroubled in defence until Juanfran started overlapping on the right and was an asset in attack, making 35 passes in the opposition’s half. 12 Cristiano Ronaldo – 7 – Did not stop running all night but did not make his mark on the game until he dispatched the final penalty to win Madrid’s 11th European Cup. 12 Pepe – 7 – Solid in defence but his performance was overshadowed with his embarrassing antics in trying to get Felipe Luis sent off. 12 Casemiro – 7 – Gareth Bale said Casemiro tackles everything and he did that all night with eight. Sergio Ramos – 9 – Became the first defender to score in two Champions League finals but was immense in defence, not giving Atletico’s forwards an inch. Toni Kroos – 7 – Put in the perfect delivery for Sergio Ramos’ goal and looked solid throughout the evening. Luka Modric – 8.5 – With all the attacking talent at Real’s disposal Modric is often overlooked but he was yet again one of the best players on the pitch, making seven key passes in total. Gareth Bale – 8.5 – Bale was relentless in both attack and defence and caused Atletico countless problems. Will also be causing England’s defence sleepless nights ahead of the clash with Wales at the Euros. 12 Substitutes – Isco – 7; Danilo -7; Lucas Vazquez – 6 12 Karim Benzema – 6.5 – Had very little impact on the game as a whole and wasted a decent chance when Cristiano Ronaldo was better placed. 12 Real Madrid won their second European Cup in three years when they saw off city rivals Atletico Madrid after a tense penalty shootout.Captain Sergio Ramos gave Los Blancos a first half lead before substitute Yannick Carrasco’s goal took the game to extra time and eventually spot kicks.Cristiano Ronaldo scored the winning penalty to jubilant scenes from the white half of the crowd in the San Siro in Milan.It was a great performance from Real in the first half but their second half display let their rivals get back into the game.But which player was embarrassing for Real and who was relentless in attack?Click the arrow above, right, to see the player ratings for Real Madrid in the Champions League final! 12 12last_img read more

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Euro 2016 heartbreak: The players ruled out of this summer’s tournament

first_imgThere’s been Euro 2016 heartbreak for some this season.While most are gearing up for the summer’s competition in France, a fair few have had their hopes of featuring for their country ruined.In devastating news, Danny Welbeck, who only in February had returned from a long-term injury, has been ruled out for nine months after undergoing knee surgery on cartilage damage sustained in Arsenal’s 2-2 draw with Manchester City.With this in mind, talkSPORT has taken a look at who will definitely not be featuring in France – find out their identity by viewing the slideshow above. Danny Welbeck (England) – After making a bright return to action in February, the Arsenal striker suffered a huge blow in his side’s penultimate Premier League game, suffering significant cartilage damage to his knee, requiring surgery. He’ll not only miss the Euro 2016 finals, but won’t be back playing until around February 2017. 17 Aymeric Laporte (France) – Laporte was stretchered off after breaking his leg and dislocating his ankle while playing for France’s Under-21 side in March. The Athletic Bilbao defender looked set to earn his first call up to the senior side and was in with a chance of appearing for this summer’s host nation. This setback could also have an impact on Manchester City’s reported interest. Fabio Coentrao (Portugal) – It was confirmed mid-February that Coentrao would undergo surgery on a thigh injury picked up in training, consequently wrecking his hopes of appearing for Portugal in France. The defender has spent this season on loan at Monaco having fallen out of favour at Real Madrid. Fabian Delph (England) – Delph was a shock name in Roy Hodgson’s provisional squad, and his slim hopes of travelling to France have been ended. The England manager revealed the Manchester City midfielder has suffered a groin injury and is now only on the standby list, if injury to others forces his inclusion. 17 17 Raphael Varane (France) – The Real Madrid defender was dealt a cruel double blow when a thigh injury ruled him out of the Champions League final, as well as Euro 2016. He is not expected to recover for around three weeks, when the tournament will be well underway, and France boss Didier Deschamps has decided not to take the risk, including Sevilla’s Adil Rami in the 23-man squad instead. Alessio Cerci (Italy) – A statement from Genoa confirmed the on loan Atletico Madrid forward has suffered cartilage damage to his right knee – requiring surgery – and thereby ruling him out of this summer’s competition. His absence won’t be a major blow to Italy boss Antonio Conte, but it’ll be a personal knock for a player hoping to re-establish himself. Kurt Zouma (France) – Zouma sustained an injury to his anterior cruciate ligament in Chelsea’s 1-1 draw with Manchester United in February. The centre back is new to senior international football, but would likely have got a spot for Euro 2016, particularly as he had become first choice in the heart of the Blues’ defence. Jack Butland (England) – Butland was stretchered off in England’s comeback victory over Germany in March, with it later revealed he had fractured his ankle, ending his Euro 2016 hopes. While Joe Hart would likely have remained Roy Hodgson’s number one, such a fine campaign for Stoke City had seen Butland run his rival close for the spot. 17 17 Rob Elliot (Republic of Ireland) – Elliot’s campaign came to a sad, premature end while on international duty, suffering a serious knee injury – later confirmed as his anterior cruciate ligament – in the Republic of Ireland’s friendly with Slovakia in March. The goalkeeper himself admitted he was reduced to tears after learning of the extent of his injury. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (England) – see the full list of those out of the 2016 European Championship finals by clicking the arrow above, right – Oxlade-Chamberlain has suffered another injury-plagued season and Arsène Wenger revealed at the beginning of May the 22-year-old has ‘no chance’ of making Roy Hodgson’s 23-man squad. Wenger claimed the Ox was close to returning before a fresh injury put his chances of making the England team to bed. Antonio Rudiger (Germany) – The Roma defender was ruled out of the tournament, days before Germany get their campaign underway against Ukraine. The 23-year-old tore his cruciate knee ligaments in training and has been replaced in the squad by Jonathan Tah of Bayer Leverkusen. Vincent Kompany (Belgium) – Kompany limped out of City’s Champions League defeat to Real Madrid in the semi-final – an image that has been all too frequent this season for the defender. Not only is the Belgian out of this summer’s competition, but he looks set to miss out on the start of Pep Guardiola’s reign at the Etihad, too. Chris Brunt (Northern Ireland) – Brunt ruptured a cruciate ligament during West Bromwich Albion’s victory over Crystal Palace in February, ruling him out of action for six months. The midfielder was a regular in qualifying and will be devastated at missing out on his country’s first appearance at a major tournament in 30 years. 17 Marc Wilson (Republic of Ireland) – Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill confirmed that the 28-year-old, who was named in the initial 35-man squad, will not be available as he continues to fight his way back from a long-standing knee problem. Wilson has not played a senior game for club Stoke since damaging knee ligaments in January and limped out of a behind-closed-doors friendly last month. 17 Claudio Marchisio (Italy) – Marchisio saw his hopes of featuring for Italy this summer ruined after the midfielder tore ligaments in his knee during Juventus’ 4-0 victory over Palermo in Serie A last month. An MRI scan after the game confirmed he had a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament. He has since undergone surgery. 17 Marco Verratti (Italy) – Verratti’s season has been hampered by injuries, and his latest setback – a groin problem, which requires surgery – has ruled him out of Euro 2016. It’ll be a major blow to Italy manager Antonio Conte, with the midfielder having established himself as a key player under the incoming Chelsea coach. 17 17 17 17 17 17 Ilkay Gundogan (Germany) – Agonisingly close to the end of the season, Gundogan recently dislocated his kneecap in training, again ending his hopes of appearing in a tournament for his country. The midfielder also missed the 2014 World Cup through injury. A devastating blow for a player who looked to have overcome persistent injury problems this season. 17 17 17last_img read more

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Credit card case charges could expand

first_imgVALENCIA – Model Beverly Peele, accused of using stolen credit card numbers for $10,000 in purchases, could face additional charges, a prosecutor said Thursday. Charged with two counts of grand theft, Peele was in Santa Clarita Superior Court for a bail reduction hearing, but because she already had posted bond on $65,000 bail, her appearance was a formality. “We are reviewing the evidence and considering additional charges,” Deputy District Attorney Annette Peterson said Thursday, when Peele made an appearance with her attorney, Brian Oxman, in Santa Clarita Superior Court. A runway and magazine model for designers Ralph Lauren, Donna Karan, Prada and Versace, Peele was arrested Dec. 26, accused of making multiple purchases of furniture – including a refrigerator, washer and dryer, bedding and decorative items for her Saugus home – sheriff’s investigators said. The purchases totaled $10,000 and were made by using credit card numbers from a wallet deputies said Peele found in a local supermarket. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson Peele returned the wallet, but credit card numbers from the wallet owner were used to make several of the purchases. An Orange County resident also was victimized when he used his credit card at the John Robert Powers Agency, which employs Peele, according to the sheriff’s report. During Thursday’s brief hearing, Peele sat in the gallery knitting a multicolor scarf. Judge Lloyd M. Nash directed Oxman to make sure Peele met with a probation officer before her next hearing. Peterson could not elaborate on the pending charges, but said they would be ready by Feb. 3, when Peele is scheduled to make her next court appearance. Carol Rock, (661) 257-5252 carol.rock@dailynews.com 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

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Apple shares hit high on move to embrace Intel

first_img Jobs said its entire Mac line will be converted to Intel by the end of 2006. The shift comes as Apple’s hugely popular iPods continue to enthrall the public. Apple brought in a record $5.7 billion in sales during the holiday quarter as it sold 14 million iPods – nearly three times as many units as it did in the same period a year ago, Jobs said. Meanwhile, Apple’s online iTunes store has sold more than 850 million songs and 8 million videos to date, he said. 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 MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita “Now consumers can buy a Mac that is three times faster and for the same price,” said Nathan Brookwood, an analyst with the Insight 64 research firm. Apple shares soared $3.04, or 3.8 percent, to close at a split-adjusted record high of $83.90 on the Nasdaq Stock Market on Wednesday. With the success of its iPod players and flashy retail stores, Apple has already begun siphoning customers from the Windows camp. After years of hovering around 3 percent, Apple last year cracked 4 percent of the U.S. PC market. Apple’s historic shift to Intel microprocessors came months earlier than expected as CEO Steve Jobs debuted Tuesday an iMac desktop and a notebook based on the chip makers’ new two-brained processor, the Intel Core Duo. When it first announced plans to switch in June, Apple said it expected to begin making the transition by mid-2006. On Tuesday, Jobs was joined at the Macworld Expo by Intel CEO Paul Otellini to unveil the new jointly designed computers. SAN FRANCISCO – Apple Computer Inc. shares leapt to an all-time high on Wednesday, boosted by its decision to use Intel Corp. microprocessors to help it grab a bigger share of the desktop PC market. Apple is tapping not only the latest chip technologies that rival makers of Windows-based computers will use but also the vast marketing power that Intel, the world’s largest semiconductor company, delivers. Apple unveiled its first two machines with Intel’s Core Duo – an iMac and new laptop – on Tuesday and said it would not thwart users who would seek to run Microsoft Corp.’s Windows operating system on the machines. With Intel processors inside the new Macs, their owners could run Microsoft Windows and software designed for it at full speed. The move to Intel chips will boost Apple’s sales and erase the perception that Macintosh computers lag behind Windows-based PCs in performance, analysts said. last_img read more

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Filmmaker was victim

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita His latest was “A Seat at the Table,” about the problems faced by American Indians in practicing their ceremonies. Rhine chaired the board of directors of DreamCatchers, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of indigenous cultures and sacred lands. A fifth-generation San Franciscan, his funeral is scheduled for Sunday in San Francisco. A memorial service is expected to be held later in Los Angeles, according to his Internet Webblog, Rhino’s Blog. Jones said the investigation is likely to take six months to a year before a cause is determined. In practices like the men were doing, the plane’s engine is slowed but not stopped, Jones said. There is no indication there was an engine malfunction, although firefighters at the scene said witnesses told them it sounded like the engine quit. “There is no indication the engine shut down,” Jones said. The plane was equipped with a parachute designed to allow it to float down for a landing. The parachute was found spread out beside the wreckage, but Jones said the parachute deployed after the crash. The parachute has a rocket motor that propels it up and away from the airplane. “When the airplane hit the ground, the parachute was still onboard the airplane and it fired after that,” Jones said.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LANCASTER – A documentary filmmaker from Los Angeles was identified Thursday as one of the men killed when a single-engine plane crashed Monday near Fox Airfield. Gary Rhine, 54, a licensed flight instructor, and a second man, a helicopter pilot whose name still has not been made public, had been practicing how to land if the plane’s engine quit, an investigator said. “They had done the maneuver once before, right before the accident. On the second attempt, they crashed,” National Transportation Safety Board investigator Patrick Jones said. Rhine was chief executive officer of Malibu-based Kifaru Productions, which he ran with his wife, Irene Romero-Rhine. He won awards for documentaries he made about American Indian issues. last_img read more

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Want your business listed on Donegal’s biggest News website for just €4 a week?

first_imgAdvertising with Donegal’s biggest news website isn’t as expensive as you might have first thought.Donegal Daily are now setting up a Sales & Services business directory section which serves the whole of the county and beyond.Unlike your normal business directories, Donegal Daily have decided to limit each category to only 5 businesses e.g only 5 plumbers will be under plumbing. So a first come first serve basis will be implemented. Alongside your business being listed in front of 55,000 daily readers 24/7, we at Donegal Daily will be advertising a different category a week and will promote the 5 businesses within the category. So your business and category will be promoted on average 2-5 times a year by us.We aim to have the business directory the go to place in Donegal if you require sales or services.Our Sales & Services section is live and contains listings, have a look at these listings to get an idea of the information that will be displayed.If you or your business would like to avail of this current fantastic promotional offer please do not hesitate and contact Hugh, as spaces are limited: Hugh on 087 164 1160 ORhughboyle95@gmail.comWant your business listed on Donegal’s biggest News website for just €4 a week? was last modified: July 25th, 2016 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:business directoryDonegal Dailysales & serviceslast_img read more

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