View comments Here’s a look at each of the remaining teams with a zero in either the win column or loss column:___FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissFirst, the undefeated nine:BUFFALO LA SALLERecord: 0-10Best Game: The Explorers lost by one to Lafayette in the second game of the season, but the team’s most credible outing was probably an 85-78 loss to Villanova on Dec. 1.Why They’re Winless: The Explorers have allowed at least 75 points in every game, and opponents are shooting 51 percent against them.Possible Win: Next up for La Salle is that Dec. 21 matchup with Alabama A&M.MONMOUTHRecord: 0-11Best Game: Monmouth led in the final minute at Hofstra on Dec. 5 before losing 75-73.Why They’re Winless: It’s been quite a decline for the Hawks, who just two seasons ago won 27 games. Monmouth is shooting only 25 percent from 3-point range. In this day and age, it’s hard to accomplish anything with a number like that.Possible Win: Monmouth hosts Saint Peter’s on Jan. 5. The Peacocks have only two wins themselves.MOUNT ST. MARY’SRecord: 0-9Best Game: Only one of the team’s defeats has been by single digits, and that was against Lehigh. The best performance for Mount St. Mary’s was probably an 85-71 loss to St. John’s on Dec. 5. It was a two-point game midway through the second half.Why They’re Winless: Opponents are shooting 41 percent from 3-point range against the Mountaineers. They have plenty of other problems, too, but that certainly isn’t helping.Possible Win: Mount St. Mary’s faces Division III Wilson College on Saturday. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Record: 9-0Best Start Since: 1930-31. Not a misprint. Buffalo went undefeated that season, finishing 15-0.Highlight So Far: CJ Massinburg scored 43 points to lift Buffalo to a 99-94 overtime win at West Virginia on Nov. 9.Why They’re Unbeaten: Massinburg leads the way, but the Bulls also have three other players with scoring averages in double figures. They routed Arizona in last season’s NCAA Tournament and have picked up where they left off.Upcoming Challenge: Buffalo isn’t shying away from tough nonconference matchups. The Bulls play at Syracuse and Marquette next week.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college FURMANRecord: 11-0Best Start Since: This is the best start in school history.Highlight So Far: Furman won at Villanova on Nov. 17, 76-68 in overtime .Why They’re Unbeaten: Jordan Lyons leads the Paladins in scoring at 18.4 points per game. That includes a 54-point outing against Division II North Greenville in November in which he made 15 3-pointers. Matt Rafferty had 15 points and 17 rebounds in the Villanova game.Upcoming Challenge: The Paladins still aren’t in the top 100 in the rankings at kenpom.com, so some skepticism is in order. They play at LSU on Dec. 21.HOUSTONRecord: 8-0Best Start Since: 1969-70. Houston started 9-0 that season, then later had an 11-game winning streak that ended with a loss in the regional semifinals.Highlight So Far: The Cougars beat a nationally ranked Oregon team 65-61 on Dec. 1 , the night they opened their new $60 million arena. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ALABAMA A&MRecord: 0-9Best Game: Alabama A&M lost 70-66 in overtime at Northwestern State on Nov. 23.Why They’re Winless: This start is nothing new for the Bulldogs, who haven’t won a nonconference game since the 2015-16 season. The game against Northwestern State was their highest-scoring output this season.Possible Win: Alabama A&M faces another winless team, La Salle, on Dec. 21, but that game is in Atlantic City, New Jersey. A more likely victory is the home matchup with Jackson State on Jan. 5. The Bulldogs beat Jackson State a season ago.COPPIN STATERecord: 0-11Best Game: The Eagles took James Madison to overtime on Nov. 29 before losing 81-71.Why They’re Winless: The Eagles have awful offensive numbers in a variety of categories, including points per game (58.1), field goal percentage (36.4) and turnovers per game (16.9).Possible Win: Coppin State begins its MEAC schedule at home against Savannah State on Jan. 5. “Little League for esports” hopes to organize youth gaming Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award ST. JOHN’SRecord: 9-0Best Start Since: 1990-91. Lou Carnesecca was the coach and Malik Sealy was a captain on a team that also started 9-0.Highlight So Far: None of the victories have been all that eye-catching, but beating Rutgers by 19 on the road Nov. 16 was a strong effort.Why They’re Unbeaten: Star guard Shamorie Ponds is the player to watch for the Red Storm. He’s averaging 22 points a game and shooting 53 percent from the field.Upcoming Challenge: St. John’s starts Big East play at Seton Hall on Dec. 29.TEXAS TECHRecord: 8-0Best Start Since: 2009-10. Then coached by Pat Knight, the Red Raiders started 9-0 but ultimately finished 19-16 after losing in the NIT quarterfinals.Highlight So Far: Nebraska has looked pretty impressive lately, but Texas Tech handled the Cornhuskers 70-52 on Nov. 20. ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Best Start Since: 2012-13. The Wolverines started 16-0 and ended up going all the way to the national title game.Highlight So Far: Michigan went on the road and routed Villanova 73-46 on Nov. 14 in a rematch of last season’s NCAA championship game.Why They’re Unbeaten: The Wolverines were one of the best defensive teams in the country last season, and they might be even better now thanks to the emergence of 7-foot-1 Jon Teske. Freshman Iggy Brazdeikis has helped Michigan withstand Moe Wagner’s departure to the NBA.Upcoming Challenge: Michigan resumes Big Ten play in January, but even then the schedule is reasonably forgiving until a visit to Wisconsin on Jan. 19.NEVADARecord: 10-0Best Start Since: 1951-52, when Nevada started 14-0 playing a schedule that looked a lot different than it does now.Highlight So Far: The Wolf Pack knocked off Arizona State 72-66 on Friday night in Los Angeles. Nevada trailed by 16 in the first half.Why They’re Unbeaten: The Wolf Pack have experience with Jordan Caroline and Caleb Martin, and they don’t beat themselves. Nevada averages only 9.1 turnovers a game.Upcoming Challenge: This unbeaten run could go on a while. There seems to be a substantial gap between Nevada and the rest of the Mountain West, but a trip to Fresno State on Jan. 12 could provide a test. Why They’re Unbeaten: The Red Raiders are allowing opponents to shoot just 34 percent from the field, and they have a plus-48 turnover differential through eight games. Jarrett Culver is the top scorer.Upcoming Challenge: Texas Tech plays Duke on Dec. 20 in New York.VIRGINIARecord: 9-0Best Start Since: 2014-15, when Virginia started 19-0 and lost only twice during the regular season.Highlight So Far: The Cavaliers have played a forgiving schedule, but a 53-46 win over Wisconsin on a neutral floor Nov. 23 was an impressive result.Why They’re Unbeaten: The Cavaliers were roundly mocked after losing to 16th-seeded UMBC in last season’s NCAA Tournament, but it’s still business as usual for coach Tony Bennett’s defensive-minded team. Opponents have managed only 51 points per game.Upcoming Challenge: Virginia opens ACC play against Florida State on Jan. 5, but that game is at home. Trips to Duke and North Carolina loom later.___The last remaining winless teams: Why They’re Unbeaten: The Cougars came within a buzzer beater of a Sweet 16 berth last season. Guards Armoni Brooks and Corey Davis are each averaging 16.5 points per game.Upcoming Challenge: The Cougars host LSU on Wednesday night. Their conference schedule includes trips to Central Florida (Feb. 7) and Cincinnati (March 10).KANSASRecord: 8-0Best Start Since: 2010-11. Kansas began that season with 18 straight wins and kept right on rolling until a loss to Virginia Commonwealth in the regional finals.Highlight So Far: The Jayhawks began the season in style, beating Michigan State 92-87 in Indianapolis on Nov. 6.Why They’re Unbeaten: The Jayhawks narrowly escaped in overtime against Tennessee and Stanford, but the talent level is obvious. Junior Dedric Lawson is averaging 19.1 points and 10.6 rebounds.Upcoming Challenge: Kansas hosts defending national champion Villanova on Saturday. The Jayhawks also play at Arizona State on Dec. 22.MICHIGANRecord: 10-0 For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Furman’s Mike Bothwell (3) brings the ball up the court while defended by Charleston Southern’s Sean Price during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, in Greenville, S.C. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)Just more than a month after the season started, there are only nine unbeaten teams left in Division I men’s college basketball. And it’s a similar story at the other end of the spectrum: Only five teams have yet to win a game.Getting this far without a loss is no small feat. Just ask Gonzaga, which knocked off Duke and Creighton before finally losing to Tennessee last weekend.ADVERTISEMENT No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom
Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college “Somebody said the other day that we can only win if he scores 40. OK, that’s kind of a bad thing, but the good thing is he can score 40 every night, so we’re OK with that,” Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni said.“Tell him to keep going.”NEW YEAR, OLD HOMEKawhi Leonard’s first trip of the new year is to his old home.The Toronto Raptors visit San Antonio on Thursday for what became one of the most anticipated games of this NBA season this summer when the Spurs gave Leonard the exit he had been seeking, trading him to the Raptors.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Deandre Ayton will finish his strong December by testing himself against the NBA champions. Then he opens January against a different kind of test — perhaps the toughest in the league at his position.The rookie center squares off for the second time against Joel Embiid on Wednesday when the Phoenix Suns host the Philadelphia 76ers.Luka Doncic might already have too much hype and highlights to be caught in the Rookie of the Year race, but Ayton’s strong play certainly shouldn’t be overlooked. The No. 1 pick scored a season-high 33 points on 16-of-20 shooting and added 14 rebounds Saturday in a 122-118 loss to Denver, after he came into the game averaging 16 points and nearly 12 boards for the month.“You can feel game-to-game he is getting better,” coach Igor Kokoskov said last week. “He is working on his game. He is a very dedicated player. It was just a matter of time.”That improvement has helped the Suns go 5-4 in their last nine games — one more victory than they had during a brutal 4-24 start.After facing Golden State on Monday, it’s on to his second matchup with Embiid, one of the league’s biggest talkers who was already chirping about Ayton even before he’d played his first game. After the former Arizona star was compared to him in June, Embiid wrote on Twitter: “Don’t compare Ayton to me either. I play DEFENSE.” He then told ESPN in a preseason interview that Ayton was “about to get his (butt) kicked.”Embiid had 33 points to Ayton’s 17 in the 76ers’ victory in Philadelphia in November.___ ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Serena Williams wins Perth season-opener ahead of Grand Slam tilt Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Leonard was the NBA Finals MVP when the Spurs won their last championship in 2014 and had become one of the league’s most complete players by last season. But he was limited to nine games because of a quadriceps injury and his relationship with the organization became strained.The Spurs dealt him along with mainstay Danny Green to Toronto, getting All-Star guard DeMar DeRozan back.Leonard led Toronto to the best record in the league for most of the season and the two-time Defensive Player of the Year’s absence has shown on the Spurs’ defense, long one of the league’s best but well back in the rankings now.While the game Thursday is the most newsworthy, it’s not the most important of the week for Toronto. The Raptors follow it Saturday by visiting the Milwaukee Bucks, who have inched ahead of them for the NBA’s best record and have won both meetings this season.OTHER GAMES TO WATCH THIS WEEK:Orlando at Charlotte, Monday. Magic coach Steve Clifford returns to face the team he coached for five seasons.Oklahoma City at Lakers, Wednesday. Chance for Californians Russell Westbrook and Paul George to put on a show for the fans back home.Atlanta at Milwaukee, Friday. Mike Budenholzer’s move from Atlanta to Milwaukee couldn’t look much better.Dallas at Philadelphia, Saturday. The reigning Rookie of the Year (Ben Simmons) against the player (Luka Doncic) who could succeed him.AYTON IN ACTION Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil The Rockets try to wrap up a perfect month at home Monday against Memphis, then visit Golden State for the first time since the Western Conference finals, having recovered from a rough start thanks to Harden’s torrid stretch.He has scored 40 points in three straight games and 35 or more in seven straight, the longest streak since LeBron James did it in nine in a row in 2006. The NBA scoring leader’s quest to repeat as MVP is clearly on track.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissAnd after a poor start, so are the Rockets (20-15). They have won four straight and nine of their last 10 games overall, and are 8-0 at home in December after dropping their first four games at the Toyota Center.Just like Game 6 of the West finals, when they blew a double-digit lead, they will play at Golden State for Thursday’s nationally televised game without Chris Paul because of a hamstring injury. But instead of what had been a shaky season getting worse, the Rockets have surged in his absence because of Harden. View comments Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) congratulates guard Austin Rivers (25) after Rivers’ three-point basket late in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Oklahoma City Thunder, Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018, in Houston. Houston won 113-109. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)James Harden and the Houston Rockets were one half away from the NBA Finals last time they played at Oracle Arena.The way the Rockets are rolling now, they might just get another shot at the champs this postseason.ADVERTISEMENT After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk LATEST STORIES No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next
Dear Editor,Commissions of Inquiries (CoIs) are usually set up to find or uncover facts that were once hidden and bring them to light. That is why in some places like the South African hearings, it is called a Truth and Reconciliation Commission – these inquiries are designed to get to the bottom of things with a firm view to bring closure and healing to the affected parties and the nation as a whole. With this principal thought in mind, let us take a closer look into the most recent of CoIs held by the Government, that is, the Lindo Creek massacre. Was this Commission set up to get the facts or is it really a sham inquest? Or is it another one of those attempts to whip up hate for the Opposition People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) who was in power at the said time? In either case, the People’s National Congress (PNC)-led coalition is not on a quest to know the truth but, are headlong on a mission to substantiate a rumour. Ultimately, the PNC is hoping that they can get back that much needed support from its own power base. The PNC is cognisant of the fact that support from its constituencies is dwindling – talk to the common man on the ground and you will get the real picture – so there is serious urgency to regain ground. So, any plausible mechanism that can be employed, would be employed to regain lost territory, this CoI is one of them.The way the Commission’s directors are going about their duties is that they would like the hearings to go in a certain direction but sadly things are not turning out the way they would like it to be.The PNC is not interested in getting to the truth, they would rather settle for a substitute for the truth no matter how ludicrous it may be.This became a clear fact in their meticulous, painstakingly detailed handling of Arokium’s hearsay testimony.Lindo Creek was meant to be the smoking gun of all inquiries set up to unearth all the deadly corrupt practices of the PPP/C during their tenure in office.When a CoI is set up purely on the basis of a rumour, no good can be the result, in fact, by so doing the PNC have exposed themselves to be a shameful political entity before the entire world.Respectfully,Neil Adams
A newly-constructed Revenue Office and renovated City Constabulary outpost are among the upgrades to the Albouystown Market that will cost more than $8 million.On Tuesday, a team from the Georgetown Municipality visited the market to assess the ongoing works.City Councillors David Allicock and Eston Bostwick, along with M&CC City Engineer Rashid Kellman carrying out inspections on the rehabilitated office to house the City Constabulary in the Albouystown MarketWorks being carried out on the sanitary block at the Albouystown MarketConstituency 10 Councillor David Allicock stated works on the market commenced six weeks ago and is 95% complete. “Presently, the City Constabulary Division, Revenue Office and a sanitary block have been renovated… there is fixed ventilation, new steps, ceiling and flooring as well,” he stated.Councillor Eston Bostwick further explained that the construction has been divided into two phases, with phase one expected to be completed by next week. Plans are already being streamlined for the commencement of phase two in 2020.“For phase two, we recognised that 90% of the roof will have to be done over… It is mostly the northern, eastern and southern sides that need total re-sheeting of the roof,” he noted.According to the city engineer attached to the Georgetown Mayor and City Council (M&CC), Rashid Kellman, the newly-renovated revenue office will provide much relief to the vendors when paying their rates and taxes. He also noted that with the newly-renovated division office for City Constabulary, security will be improved.According to a Department of Public Information report, the project was made possible after funds were allotted to carry out major rehabilitation works at other markets in Georgetown, after a tendering process by the Georgetown Mayor and City Council.
What’s next? Measure D, which would make council members dukes of their districts for life hidden within an initiative to lower taxes? Los Angeles Unified school board members are paid $24,000 a year currently, as part-time policymakers. But the compensation committee created by Measure L – a panel consisting entirely of political appointees – has no cap on what figure it can come up with. And there’s nothing voters can do about it. It’s true the measure limits individual campaign contributions for school board members to $1,000 – a limit that politicians at every level of government have found no problem getting around. And it does require the board to report all contributors to the Los Angeles City Ethics Commission – a cost that L.A. city taxpayers will bear. But still, there’s little comfort knowing that politicians successfully tricked Angelenos once again. IT’S alarming to think what Los Angeles’ politicians might come up with next, considering the success of Measure L on Tuesday. While practically no one in the city voted – 93 percent stayed away – those who did cast ballots were duped into endorsing a measure whose only reason for being was to reward the do-nothing school board with higher salaries. On its face, it seemed like a good-government initiative offering terms limits and finance limits. And it worked, winning nearly 68 percent of the vote. Politicians were gambling that it would, based on the success of Measure R in November. That time they tricked voters with a measure that seemed to limit terms, but actually gave L.A. City Council members a shot at four more years in office. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
A memorial service is pending for Carol Svendsen of Granada Hills, a longtime employee of Walt Disney Studios. Svendsen died Friday of a blood infection at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital. She was 78. Carol Joyner was born on March 4, 1929, in Greeley, Colo. She moved to Los Angeles in 1947, and worked at Disney Studios as a tour guide, and in the pen and ink department and the archival department. She met her future husband, Julius Svendsen, an animator and writer, at the studios. He died in 1971. “She was an amazing woman. I think she was an excellent writer. Her e-mails to me were full of stories, drama and heart,” daughter Jan McAllister said. She also loved to play Scrabble, work in her garden and collect sea glass. Svendsen is survived by daughters Jan McAllister and Julie Svendsen; twin sons John and Fred Svendsen; and three grandchildren. A memorial service at her favorite beach in Santa Barbara is being planned. firstname.lastname@example.org (818) 713-3708 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Spurs had a goal disallowed, a penalty awarded, and a penalty controversially disallowed through the use of VAR, with five additional minutes in stoppage time, and Pochettino is concerned the bizarre circumstances and confusion could kill the spontaneity and emotion in the game.He said after the win: “The first half was a little bit embarrassing for everyone. Difficult to keep focus and play football. I am not sure that the system is going to help.“Football is about emotion, it’s a context of emotion if we are going to kill emotion in football. I think the fans of people who love football are not so happy about what they see today.“I think in my opinion we have the best referees in Europe, in the world, and I think we don’t need too much. Football is about mistakes, like us, the players can make mistakes, the refs can make mistakes. And it was always like this, and we understood football in this way.“I think, if I can help, if my opinion is important, I think it is a lot of work to do, because we need to talk, to explain, because I saw today every one of us confused.“I think if we try in this direction we are going to change the game we love, that is why I am happy to help, to analyse and to make it better. If we are going to use this system, we need to be clear what is going to happen in every single action, and how.”In contrast to his opposite number Keith Hill, who said the VAR created excitement, Pochettino could not hide his worries for the system, and insists it would be too premature to bring it into every Premier League game next season.“I think you, and the fans, and myself, we are all agreeing, that watching the game today it is too early to bring it in next season,” he said. “We need to respect our fans in football, and maybe the fans are not so happy about this.“I think we are going to kill that emotion that makes you feel happy [in the game], and that is why you pay the ticket, why you came to the game today, even when the conditions are too bad. Then you may say, OK, I’m going to watch on the TV at home. If you cannot shout when you score because you have to wait two minutes.“I am for the new technology, but be careful, because we could change the game we know very well, and kill the emotion.”On Spanish striker Fernando Llorente, who scored a hat-trick in the victory, Pochettino added: “I am so happy for him. Of course it was difficult for him to adapt, and I hope the hat-trick makes him feel more free, more natural, to become an important player, until the end of the season.”0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Referee Paul Tierney consults VAR and disallows a goal from Eric LamelaLONDON, United Kingdom, Mar 1 – Mauricio Pochettino says the VAR confusion in the first half of Tottenham’s 6-1 FA Cup win over Rochdale was “embarrassing” and fears it could kill emotion in the game.Several incidents, both going in favour and against Pochettino’s side, dominated the first half at Wembley, with referee Paul Tierney and VAR Graham Scott at Stockley Park regularly called into action on a busy night for officials.
6 Danny Ings: Tottenham to beat Chelsea and Man City to young English talent? Click for more Spurs gossip – Apparently Spurs are considering offering Burnley £5m for their 22-year-old striker, who is out of contract in the summer. According to the Mirror, though, Chelsea and Man City are also interested in Ings as they seek to increase the number of homegrown players in their ranks. With Roma striker Mattia Destro looking likely of moving to Milan and Dnipro winger Yevhan Konoplyanka on his way to Roma, who will Tottenham be linked with next?Another target, Fabian Delph, has signed a new deal at Aston Villa, so here, talkSPORT rounds up the latest on other Spurs transfer rumours.This includes a possible £15m move for one particularly impressive World Cup star, so click the arrow on the right to see more Tottenham gossip. 6 Adrien Rabiot: PSG make U-turn on midfielder’s future! Click for more Spurs gossip – It had been thought that a clause in the 19-year-old’s contract, which was signed at the end of 2014 would allow him to go on loan for six months and play regular first team football. However, PSG appeared to shelve those plans, but have now reconsidered their position as long as the club he joins pay his wages until the end of season. 6 Etienne Capoue: Midfielder to be offloaded after Sheffield United clash? Click for more Spurs gossip – Pochettino says he will wait until after the semi-final second leg against Sheffield United before deciding on who he wants rid of, but dropped a hint that Capoue would be one of those offloaded. The midfielder has been linked with a move to Real Sociedad. Meanwhile, Stoke have dropped their interest in winger Aaron Lennon and are chasing Barca youngsters Adama Traore and Sandro Ramirez, meaning Lennon may join former team-mates Michael Dawson and Jake Livermore at Hull, initially on loan but with an option to buy. 6 6 Memphis Depay: World Cup star ready to swap the Eredivisie for the Premier League? Click for more Spurs gossip – Tottenham want to sign PSV’s £15m-rated Memphis Depay before the window closes, but face competition from Man United, managed by the 20 year old’s World Cup coach Louis van Gaal. Depay impressed for the Netherlands at the World Cup where he scored two goals and created one in four games. Andre Schurrle: World Cup winner to remain in England? Click for more Spurs gossip – Wolfsburg are the club being linked with a move for Schurrle, who has been tipped with a Stamford Bridge exit since the January window opened. The German club are second in the Bundesliga, but when asked about rumours surrounding the World Cup winner moving across London, Spurs boss Pochettino refused to deny Spurs were in the running for his signature. 6 Vlad Chiriches: Tottenham not ready to let another defender leave this month – According to Italian publication Corriere dello Sport, Tottenham do not want to let the centre-back go. They already sold Kyle Naughton and Pochettino is concerned about leaving himself short on options at the back.
1 Rangers manager Mark Warburton Mark Warburton has been appointed as Rangers’ new manager after agreeing a three-year deal, the club have announced.The former Brentford boss, who will be assisted by ex-Light Blues captain Davie Weir, has been tasked with leading the Scottish Championship side to promotion at the first attempt by Gers chairman Dave King.The 52-year-old takes over from interim boss Stuart McCall, who was overlooked for the position after a humiliating 6-1 play-off final defeat to Motherwell cost the club their Scottish Premiership return.McCall had taken over the role on Rangers manager in March on an interim basis following the resignation of Kenny McDowall, leading them to the Scottish Premiership play-off final where they lost heavily to Motherwell.Announcing Warburton’s arrival in a statement, Rangers added: “The Rangers Board would like to express its gratitude to Stuart McCall and Kenny Black for their contribution to the club in very difficult circumstances.“They will always be welcomed back to Ibrox at any time. We wish them success in their futures.”
Donegal athletics guru Patsy McGonagle has accused the Government of inaction over physical education for children and warned of an obesity time-bomb.Patsy with those famous spikes belonging to Usain Bolt.The Irish Olympic team manager was speaking after arriving back from the World Athletics Championships in Beijing.The Balybofey man says the Government needs to introduce daily physical activity in all schools – primary and secondary – to tackle growing inactivity among young people. He told the Irish Independent that mentors or PE coaches should be hired to look after groups of eight to 10 schools and roll out a fun-filled programme.“This is getting serious,” said Mr McGonagle. “The problems we are facing as a nation are getting more stark each year and the shelves of our political leaders are stacked with dusty reports telling them just that.“We either pay to solve this issue now or our health service will end up picking up a much larger bill down the line, but unfortunately all we get are special one-off events to raise awareness and then everyone goes home and forgets about it.”Mr McGonagle, from the Finn Valley Athletics Club in Co Donegal, says he has seen a decline in abilities at the primary school athletics championships he has been running for 45 years. “Back then (45 years ago), you would have had 40 kids going into the finals and they were all competing whereas now you’d be lucky to see six or seven actually competing at a serious level whilst the rest are stopping, walking or pulling out,” he said.“There are a whole series of reasons for this; lifestyle changes, eating habits, parental responsibility, and internet-connected gadgets. But there is no-one in Government coming up with anything that is meaningful which deals with the physical, social and mental well-being of our young people.”Mr McGonagle warned: “The need to engage children at school in meaningful activity needs emphasis, as evidenced by the serious drop in fitness level of our youth.“It needs leadership nationally and only for the voluntary contribution of sports clubs after school, we would be in even greater trouble.”He says parents who do have children in sports clubs must encourage more activity by their children “and not just use local activity as a drop-off point”. DONEGAL ATHLETICS GURU McGONAGLE WARNS GOVERNMENT OF OBESITY TIME-BOMB was last modified: September 3rd, 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:donegalobesitypatsy mcgonagle