CHRISTIAN ERIKSEN was the man behind Tottenham team-mate’s Jan Vertonghen’s mystery black eye – but it had nothing to do with rumours of a bust-up between the pair.Spurs midfielder Eriksen took to social media yesterday to rubbish the internet lies claiming Vertonghen bedded his girlfriend.3 Christian Eriksen did leave Jan Vertonghen with a black eye after a training ground accidentCredit: Getty – ContributorBut The Sun can reveal the Danish midfielder did leave his pal with a shiner after an “accidental” training ground collision.That incident is said to be completely “unconnected to the the traumatic rumours swirling online”.They had claimed that married Vertonghen, 32, had slept with with Eriksen’s partner Sabrina Kvist – sparking a dressing room bust-up involving England captain Harry Kane.A message that circulated online said: “Half of the players not talking to each other.3″Pochettino unable to resolve the situation, likely to join Real Madrid in the summer and take Eriksen with him and possibly Kane.”But both players have rubbished the talk, with Eriksen saying in a tweet that the claims were “bulls**t”.Vertonghen replied to his team-mate’s message with a series of emojis, including a love heart for Eriksen.An agent told The Sun: “It has been very difficult for both players.”They have been widely aware of the internet rumours of the supposed affair.Latest Tottenham newsHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summer”The irony is Vertonghen’s black eye was caused by Christian Eriksen.”The Tottenham squad are busy on the training ground trying to put behind them the morale-draining 7-2 thrashing at the hands of Bayern Munich on Tuesday.Mauricio Pochettino’s Spurs are attempting to get back to winning ways when they face Brighton in the Premier League on Saturday.3 Eriksen has been forced to rubbish reports Vertonghen slept with his girlfriend Sabrina KvistCredit: Instagram @chriseriksen8
The episode of the possible recall from Valverde at Barça It has few precedents in football. Dismiss a coach who goes LaLiga leader It would be a rare avis, but it has a precedent. Radomir Antic (11-22-1948) He was fired by Real Madrid in January 1992 when he was leader and winter champion. Madrid did not win that League with Beenhakker. It was the Barça of the Dream Team of Cruyff. As spoke by phone with the Serbian coach, who directed Real Madrid, Atlético de Madrid and Barcelona.Radomir, you will be aware of Ernesto Valverde’s situation in Barcelona. It can be dismissed by being the leader of LaLiga. This will sound to you. On January 27, 1992, Madrid dismissed you after being a winter champion. He was leader of the League.They threw me out of the pressure. They kicked me out because they said we didn’t play well. We had done things very well, but Mendoza made a decision.It has a lot of tranquility. But it would surprise you what happened that day, right?He knows what happens, that one is always happy with himself because he gives everything in his work. I never blame others if I’m fine with what I did. And it was. No one had put Hierro there so far in the center of the field. He scored 34 goals. Butragueño was Pichichi of the League. He talked a lot with him. He said: “Mister, I can also press, help with other things.” And I said: “You to the area.” Where many tachycardia enter, Butragueño knew how to decipher what had to be done. And so he scored many goals.Do you remember the conversation with Mendoza?Yes. He told me not to leave the club, to stay in the offices. That he was a cultured person, that he could speak languages and that he could help. I told him: If something can be said as a coach, Radomir Antic is that I am not inferior to anyone in this profession. And I didn’t want to continue. Do you understand that Barça plans to dismiss Valverde as a leader in LaLiga?They are speculations and I would not like to get into them too much. What I do see clearly is that in Barça a long time ago nobody talks about football and yes about parties, and about meals.Is Barça getting old or does he think he is no longer the best?I don’t think Barça is getting old. I think he continues to maintain a recognizable style and the way he has always played. But this year has had a couple of problems. One is the rhythm of the game. The other, that the regulation has harmed him. Before, the sides were more advanced and that facilitated the exit of the ball. With the new rule (the one that allows to play the ball inside the area after the door kick), the sides have had to lower their position and Barça does not feel comfortable. He loses balls and thus has received several goals this course.And there is talk of Xavi.I have already told him that I am not talking about rumors, but I will tell Xavi about one thing. We had a talk when I was a Barça coach. I said: look, what you do is fine, but you have a good game vision and a good shot, you should play more ahead. He told me that the centrals were asking him to be near them to get the ball played and I told him that I was in charge of it. We raised its position 30 meters and I think that changed Xavi for football.How do you see your former teams from a distance: Madrid, Barça, Atlético?Well I will say one thing that is saying little. Madrid has gained authority in the game. I see it very well, with that domain that I had lost. I think he is the favorite to win the Champions League. Also, I think there is something else that is not said and that was seen in the Camp nou match. Throw a lot from medium distance. I think that is one thing that Zidane orders and is doing many goals like that and I like it. Madrid has a method. And Hazard needs to be incorporated, what Bale can do. I see it favorite for the Champions League and for LaLiga.
Goran Dragic had 22 points and 10 rebounds, Josh Richardson blocked a potential go-ahead shot in the final moments, and the Heat closed on an 11-0 run to beat the Atlanta Hawks 101-98 on Tuesday. The win assured Miami of its 20th playoff berth in 30 seasons, and meant an often-lackluster night ended happily.“There’s only one way with this group,” a relieved Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. “And it’s the hard way.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownLast year, 41 wins meant the Heat finished one game out of the postseason — while Dwyane Wade and Chicago got the last spot.This year, the 42nd win meant the Heat are playoff-bound, and Wade is already telling teammates of what that means in Miami. 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Brown among SAG Awards presenters The Heat visit the Hawks in Atlanta on Wednesday night, a game that wraps up the final back-to-back of the season for both clubs.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback “The energy in this building is amazing,” Wade said. “A lot of people around the NBA have tried to copy our vibe that we set in this building. It’s flattering. Our fans take a lot of flak from the outside about being late and all these things, but when our fans are in this building it’s still one of the loudest places to play in and you feed off of it.”They won’t start at home; Miami will open on the road either April 14 or 15.Hassan Whiteside’s tip-in with a minute left put Miami up for good, part of an 18-point, 12-rebound night in his first game since angrily saying he wanted more playing time. Tyler Johnson scored 12, Wade had 11 and James Johnson finished with 10 for the Heat.“Happy we got it clinched,” Whiteside said.John Collins had 19 points and 10 rebounds for the Hawks, who got 18 points from Tyler Dorsey and 16 from Damion Lee. Isaiah Taylor added 15 and Mike Muscala scored 13 for Atlanta.ADVERTISEMENT Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (3) drives past Atlanta Hawks forward Mike Muscala (31) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, April 3, 2018, in Miami. The Heat won 101-98. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)MIAMI — There was no raucous celebration. The Miami Heat hope one of those comes later this spring.For now, briefly enjoying a clincher is enough.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Encore: LeBron, Cavs put down Raptors again Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “Really, really pleased with the guys’ effort,” coach Mike Budenholzer said. “To come here and compete against this team in this environment … a lot of positives tonight. We just quite couldn’t get it done at the end.”Collins made three 3-pointers; he needed a fourth to tie it, but his shot at the buzzer was well short.“We played our hearts out tonight,” Collins said.Wade opened the final quarter with a basket to break a 78-all tie, only to have it answered by an 11-0 run for Atlanta. Dorsey made a pair of 3s during the spurt, Muscala made another to cap the burst and just like that the Hawks were up 89-80.But the Heat had just enough at the end, and now can finally think about the postseason.“We know, as it looks right now, it’s going to be either Toronto, Boston or Cleveland,” Wade said. “And they are all very, very good teams. So it doesn’t matter who we match up with. We’re going to have our work cut out for us. But obviously, other matchups have more story lines than other ones.”TIP-INSHawks: Collins, who grew up playing in nearby Palm Beach County, is essentially assured of having the best field-goal percentage for a rookie in Hawks history. He’s now at 58.3 percent this season; the best shooting year by an Atlanta rookie was Antoine Carr’s 52.8-percent clip in 1984-85. … Dewayne Dedmon was ruled out with a sore rib, meaning the Hawks had six players out with injuries.Heat: Rookie C Bam Adebayo didn’t play for the second consecutive game. … The Heat were 8 for 33 from 3-point range. … Wayne Ellington is now within two of tying Eric Gordon’s record for 3-pointers by a reserve in a season. Gordon had 206 off the bench a year ago.WADE MARKWade’s fourth assist of the night came late in the first half, going to Whiteside — and giving the guard 5,000 assists in a Heat uniform. He’s the ninth player to score 20,000 points and collect 5,000 assists with one team, joining Karl Malone, Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan, LeBron James, Larry Bird, John Havlicek, Oscar Robertson and Jerry West.LONG YEAROnly four teams haven’t had longer than a two-game winning streak this season — Atlanta, Sacramento, Phoenix and Brooklyn. 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????????????????????????????????????Repossession of house lots…citizens, mostly the poor, who are still unable to complete construction on their homes on house lots allocated by the government, are calling on the Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) to “show mercy” and reconsider its decision to repossess unoccupied house lots.Some land owners told Guyana Times the decision is inconsiderate and may have been taken without proper consultations, since those who are unable to occupy are the poorer class in society.According to the allottees, the CH&PA should take into consideration the financial situations of many families, as well as the current cost of building a house.One land owner, Sarah Williams, currently squatting on a government reserve, explained that while she was allocated a low income house lot in 2013, she spent all of her savings to pay for it. As such, she had no money to commence the construction of her house.“Right now, me got three children’ fuh send to school and it nah easy. Me husband does do labour work and me does do cleaning fuh people. Between the two ah we, we barely managing fuh survive, much less fuh start build,” the woman explained.She related that she plans to commence construction when her eldest child completes secondary school, as the family by then may be in a better financial position.“We plan fuh start the building as soon as meh big daughter done school next year. She could pick up a lil’ wuk and help run the house and the father and me gon see fuh put money fuh the house. Ah just begging fuh them nah tek’ back the land yet. We can’t live in this squatting dam all the days ah we life,” she lamented.Meanwhile, Sally Deonarine, a landowner who currently resides with her mother, explained that she shares a similar plight. The woman explained that while she has had her housing plan drawn and began constructing the foundation of her house; works were put on hold as she is currently experiencing financial difficulties. “My only child and I live with my mother. I started the basic construction works like laying out the foundation and digging it. But I am a vendor and business slow down for the longest while so I had to halt construction cause the money wasn’t coming,” she stated.Jai Singh, a cane harvester at Wales Estate explained that he too is in receipt of a house lot which is located in the Belle West Housing Scheme, West Bank Demerara, but due to issues with employment, he was forced to use the savings that were set aside for the construction of his house to maintain his family.“Bai, it nat easy having to maintain three school-age children, run a house an build a house. Cane cutters don’t make no kind ah money. Right now meh living with meh wife family but ah want mek somewhere fuh meh children call they own. I cyah do duh right now, but ah still got time. Is just up to the people at Housing fuh show lil mercy and leff we alone,” he stated.Earlier this week, Chairman of CH&PA Hamilton Green revealed that repossession of lands will commence immediately after completion of an analysis of the situation. It was explained that CH&PA has finalised the list of defaulters and has commenced dispatching letters to landowners, informing them of government’s intention to repossess the house lots while encouraging them to occupy their land.It was disclosed that thousands of persons are affected by this move, given that only 60 per cent of all the lands allocated have been occupied.Green stated that the Housing Authority would “not tolerate defaulters” within the housing sector, especially those who have been in possession of the government issued lands for a number of years, but are yet to begin construction.“If you gave a house lot to an individual and it’s been there and he is not using it for a number of years without good reason… let somebody else get it,” he stated.He further related that those persons who no longer wish to have these plots of land or build on them can return the land to the CH&PA and they would be reimbursed for it.
Grand Bassa County Service Center (CSC) has shown great potential for fulfilling its mandate by bringing service delivery closer to residents of the county. The center is part of government’s decentralization plan.Since the dedication of the service center in June by Vice President Joseph N. Boakai in Buchanan, the center has improved on its operations by providing the necessary services, including line ministries, agencies and commissions (MACS), through the Ministry of Internal Affairs. This is vital as the Ministry oversees the processing and issuance of marriage certificates, drivers’ licenses, permits and other important documents used by various sectors – documents that were not available to citizens of this great county. With funding from the European Union and managed by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the CSC is a one-stop shop set up under the Liberia Decentralization Support Program (LDSP) to ensure that major documentation services are accessible to rural residents. Operating the center in the county has reduced the struggle by many rural residents to access work permits, marriage and birth certificates, land deeds, business permits and registration as well as license plates, among others.According to CSC coordinator, Sargacious Gardoe, over 900 people accessed the facility between July and September.He said that a revenue intake of over US$10,000 was realized during the three-month period from fees collected from the services provided at the center.A breakdown of the services accessed at the center showed that they are high for birth registrations for children between the ages of 0-12 years, which tops the list with 392; followed by psycho-social interventions at 265; business registrations 106; and traditional marriage certificates, about 100.Mr. Gardoe said they are also engaged in routine community outreach and sensitization to attract more customers to the facility. He expressed the hope that over a period of five years, the CSC will become a “household name” in the area of decentralization with the availability of needed logistics and expertise to sustain the initiative.The government of Liberia through a European Union Grant contribution is facilitating the actualization of service centers in eight of the 15 counties under the Liberia Decentralization Support Program (LDSP) managed by the UNDP in Liberia. Other partners are the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), United Nations Mission in Liberia (UMMIL) and the government of Sweden.The Swedish Ambassador to Liberia, Lena Nordstron, applauded progress made thus far over the first 3-month period, with UNDP Country Director Kamaluddeen expressing appreciation for the good work being done, mentioning that the first three months have shown reduction of transportation costs for over 900 people who would have visited Monrovia to access important services.Meanwhile, renovation works on the telecommunications building in Buchanan has been completed and is now ready to be used as a Country Service Center.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The City has chosen to write a letter to the Minister of Natural Resource Operations and MLA for Kelowna-Mission Steve Thomson to convey its concerns, says Fort St. John City Councillor Lori Ackerman.Ackerman says one of the biggest concerns of having an engineering office in Kelowna would be the impact of being able to conduct a successful operation in the North.[asset|aid=3364|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=4fbff211fc1990794932f46ea3186c42-Ackerman OGC eng 1_1_Pub.mp3] Ackerman also says the City has forecast between a $1.6 and $1.8 million decrease in economic activity in the area due to the loss of those worker’s incomes and the work they conduct in the region.Advertisement Another impact she says would be the potential lack of engineering mentors for students and youth in the community. The Oil and Gas Commission has announced it is opening an engineering office in Kelowna, which has caused concerns among local government in northeast B.C.Fort St. John City Council has expressed its concerns of what having an office outside of northeastern B.C would mean for the oil and gas industry in the area.- Advertisement -The OGC has chosen to open an office in Kelowna since there are new oil and gas activities and prospects that are occurring in southeastern B.C., in the Elk Valley area, says Lee Shanks, communications manager for the Commission.[asset|aid=3363|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=4fbff211fc1990794932f46ea3186c42-Shanks OGC 1_1_Pub.mp3] Shanks says one reason the Kelowna office is opening is due to problems in retaining appropriate staff in the north, adding that the only team leader position that will be in Kelowna would be a chief engineer.She also says the Kelowna office will include approximately 12 positions, of which half will be moved from the offices in Fort St. John and Dawson Creek. However, she adds that the engineering capacity in the northeast is consistently increasing.Advertisement
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s 42nd-minute goal gave Wenger some hope after a woeful first-half performance, but his players were unable to find an equaliser and avoid a fourth straight away defeat in the Premier League.Arsenal’s manager Arsene Wenger suffered once more on the bench on Sunday as his team lost and the fans tauntedThe loss leaves Arsenal in sixth place and 13 points behind Tottenham in fourth, while Brighton climb into the top half of the table.Arsenal were ragged and sloppy throughout the first half and fell behind in the seventh minute when Pascal Gross’ corner was headed back across the six-yard box by Shane Duffy and – with Petr Cech out of position – Dunk responded quickest to stab home.A deserved Brighton second duly arrived on 26 minutes when Laurent Koscielny conceded possession and the ball was worked to Gross on the right. His cross was met by Murray in the six-yard box and the ball squeezed beneath the body of Cech to prompt some ‘Wenger out’ chants in the away end.But somehow Arsenal halved the deficit with a scruffy goal two minutes before the break. After Duffy had failed to clear, Alex Iwobi pulled the ball back to Granit Xhaka and his pass was smartly deflected beyond Mathew Ryan by the outside of Aubameyang’s right foot.Arsene Wenger made three changes from Thursday’s defeat to Man City with Aaron Ramsey rested and Hector Bellerin and Danny Welbeck benched. Jack Wilshere, Calum Chambers and Alex Iwobi all started. Brighton were unchanged.Incredibly, Arsenal were almost level on the stroke of half-time when Duffy thudded a header onto his own post and they also had the first major chance of the second period when Mesut Ozil’s drive forced a save from Ryan.Saed Kolasinac, who was booked in the first half, avoided further punishment for a match-ending barge on Ezequiel Schelotto and, moments later, Jose Izquierdo shot just wide after driving at the Arsenal defence.The offside flag denied Brighton a third when Murray finished off a slick move late on, but his first-half header ultimately earned them a third straight home victory, while another insipid Arsenal display will prompt even more discussion over Wenger’s position.Brighton travel to Everton next Saturday, while, Arsenal take on AC Milan in the first leg of their Europa League last-16 tie on Thursday night, before entertaining Watford at the Emirates on Sunday.-By Sky Sports0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Brighton’s English defender Lewis Dunk (C) celebrates after scoring the opening goal of the English Premier League football match between Brighton and Hove Albion and Arsenal at the American Express Community Stadium in Brighton, southern England on March 4, 2018. / AFPBRIGHTON AND HOVE, United Kingdom, Mar 4- A miserable week for Arsene Wenger ended with a third straight loss as Arsenal slumped to a 2-1 defeat at Brighton on Sunday.The future of the Arsenal manager has been under scrutiny after 3-0 defeats to Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final last Sunday and in the Premier League on Thursday night, and first-half goals from Lewis Dunk and Glenn Murray prompted more discontent among the away supporters at the Amex Stadium.
AC Milan and Japan midfielder Keisuke Honda Keisuke Honda is ready to leave AC Milan in January – amid reported interest from Southampton.The midfielder has found himself a bit-part player at the San Siro ever since new boss Sinisa Mihajlovic took over this summer.It has caused speculation to spread that the Japan international is ready to leave Milan after two years in Serie A.And now, according to Corriere della Sera, Honda has asked the Italian club’s board to sanction a January move.Southampton were linked with the 29-year-old in the summer but at the time Mihajlovic was unsure whether the player would be a major part of his plans.Given the fact the former CSKA Moscow man has fallen down the pecking order, Milan are willing to negotiate a sale provided their asking price is met. 1
COUNTDOWN TO CLONES: Jim McGuinness says Monaghan have been preparing for the challenge of Donegal on Sunday by playing 15 v 20 in training games. In his weekly column with the Irish Times, McGuinness said he had been told that Monaghan had been playing 15 versus 20 in training to help them breakdown Donegal defensive structures.Monaghan defeated Donegal in the Ulster SFC final in 2013, but Donegal retained the Anglo Celt in a close game last July. Another very close contest is expected and there will be very little between the sides when they clash at Clones on Sunday.McGuinness never revealed his source that Monaghan were implementing such methods at training but says Malachy O’Rourke will have his troops well versed for what they will face at the weekend.McGuinness said, “I heard during the week that Monaghan were playing 15 versus 20 in training matches and were filming it so they could study it afterwards.“Malachy O’Rourke knows what is coming down the track in the Ulster final next Sunday and needs to know that his players are practiced in coping with it. “Being able to think and play your way through extreme pressure – which Monaghan will expect in the Ulster final against Donegal – is something you have to work on.”COUNTDOWN TO CLONES: MCGUINNESS – “MONAGHAN HAVE BEEN PLAYING 15 V 20 IN TRAINING MATCHES was last modified: July 14th, 2015 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:donegalGAAIrish TimesJim McGuinnessMonaghannewsSportUlster SFC
Chelsea field an unchanged starting line-up for the sixth successive Premier League match.John Terry has been ruled out of the derby with an injury, but Willian returns to the Blues squad and is on the substitutes’ bench.Tottenham are without both Danny Rose and Ben Davies, who are suspended and injured respectively, so Jan Vertonghen is set to fill in at left-back for the visitors.Chelsea: Courtois; Azpilicueta, David Luiz, Cahill; Moses, Kante, Matic, Alonso; Pedro, Costa, Hazard.Subs: Begovic, Ivanovic, Chalobah, Oscar, Fabregas, Willian, Batshuayi.Tottenham: Walker, Dier, Vertonghen, Wimmer, Wanyama, Dembele, Eriksen, Dele, Son, Kane.Subs: Vorm, Trippier, Carter-Vickers, Winks, Onomah, Nkoudou, Janssen. Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook