‘I feel bad for him’ – PSV star says sorry for leg-breaking Luke Shaw challenge

first_img Hector Moreno’s challenge on Luke Shaw Hector Moreno has apologised to Luke Shaw for the challenge which left the Manchester United full-back with a broken leg.Shaw is facing six months out after suffering a double leg fracture in a nasty-looking tackle from Moreno during United’s 2-1 defeat to PSV Eindhoven on Tuesday night.The 20-year-old left the field in tears, and it was clear Moreno – who went on to score the equaliser – was affected by the incident too.“I feel really sorry,” the PSV defender said. “I just feel really bad because I was involved in the accident.”The challenge from Moreno – which went unpunished – was condemned by United manager Louis van Gaal after the match.Bbut his opposite number Phillip Cocu insisted his defender was not a dirty player, and Moreno does not believe he deserved to be penalised.When asked whether he thought he had committed a foul when he challenged Shaw, Moreno said: “I think not. I think I played the ball, but in this kind of situation I don’t care if it was a foul, I feel bad for him, and for his family.“I don’t know how bad it is, but I had myself a situation like that during the World Cup and it’s bad.“It’s difficult to say what happened. Now I just hope he will be back as soon as possible.” 1last_img read more

Arsenal and Manchester United target ‘worth €100m’, claims PSG star’s agent

first_img1 Arsenal and Manchester United have been told that Marco Verratti is worth no less than £72m by the midfielder’s agent Donato Di Campli.The Premier League duo have been regularly linked with the tenacious central midfielder, who has emerged as one of the best players of his kind in world football since arriving at Paris Saint-Germain in 2012.Still only 22, Verratti has become an integral member of the star-studded squad in Paris and extended his contract with the club until 2019 last year.Despite that, rumours of interest from Real Madrid, Barcelona and both English clubs won’t go away.But his agent Di Campli insists only a megabucks offer would be enough to land him in today’s market.He told France Football: “If Kevin De Bruyne signs for City for €80 million, then €100 million for Marco does not seem a heresy.“I hear here and there that Pogba is €100m. For me, Verratti is worth as much.” Paris Saint-Germain star Marco Verratti last_img read more

Liverpool team to play Crystal Palace today at Anfield

first_img 37. Martin Skrtel 2. Nathaniel Clyne – take a look at the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking the arrow above! And let us know what you think of our predicted team by leaving a comment below 9. Christian Benteke 11 7. James Milner Stream Liverpool v Crystal Palace live on talkSPORT on Sunday 8 November 2015 if you are outside the UK*  Liverpool won five and lost none of the first seven Premier League meetings with Palace, but The Eagles have won three and lost just one of the last five.*  Crystal Palace have scored three goals in each of their last three Barclays Premier League meetings with Liverpool.*  Dwight Gayle has scored four goals in three Premier League appearances against Liverpool.*  Jordon Mutch has scored three goals in three Premier League appearances against Liverpool.*  Crystal Palace have won nine and lost just four of 13 Premier League away games since Alan Pardew was appointed as boss.*  Liverpool have won just two of their last six Premier League home games (W2 D2 L2).*  Crystal Palace have only scored four goals in their last seven Premier League matches and three of those have been Yohan Cabaye penalties.*  Christian Benteke has scored in the last 15 minutes of the match in three of his last four Premier League appearances for the Reds.*  James Milner has run further than any other player in the Premier League so far this season after 11 matchdays (134.7km).*  Lucas Leiva has made more tackles than any other player so far in 2015-16 (52). 11 11 11 11 18. Alberto Moreno 17. Mamadou Sakho 11 23. Emre Can 11 11 21. Lucas 11 11 20. Adam Lallana 22. Simon Mignolet 10. Philippe Coutinho 11last_img read more

New guest worker rules being created

first_imgBush administration officials said Tuesday they are developing new rules so the nation’s farmers could bring in more foreign guest workers to prevent a recurrence of problems like growers letting their fruit rot because there were not enough laborers for the harvest. Farm groups have long pressed the administration to eliminate hurdles that make it hard to bring in guest workers, saying they face a crisis because stepped-up federal immigration enforcement has reduced the number of farmworkers. By some estimates, more than half of the nation’s 2.5 million farm workers are illegal immigrants. Administration officials said they saw a need to make procedural changes and larger regulatory changes in the guest worker program after Congress killed an immigration overhaul last summer. “The current temporary agricultural worker program has become too antiquated and too cumbersome to be used effectively by producers,” said a White House spokesman, Scott Stanzel. “The program needs to be updated to reflect today’s economy and to utilize technological and other advances.” “Right now,” she said, “the H-2A program provides about 2 percent of the farm work force and for us to try to double that number with the current government infrastructure would cause it to collapse on itself unless we have these reforms.” The executive vice president of the Western Growers Association, Jasper Hempel, said: “We’re caught in a vise. When labor isn’t available, we have a legal program using H-2A, but many farmers can’t use that program because there are so many impediments. They throw up double requirements. They don’t process papers when they say they will. There isn’t enough staff.” Grower groups say even more than administrative changes, they would prefer enacting stalled legislation that would greatly streamline the H-2A program and create a path to citizenship for undocumented farm workers. A Labor Department spokesman, David James, said the administration was mindful of the farmers’ concerns. “The Department of Labor,” James said, “is now in the process of identifying ways the program can be improved to provide farmers with an orderly and timely flow of legal workers while protecting the rights of both U.S. workers and foreign temporary workers.” 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 MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityUnder the H-2A program, farmers can bring in temporary workers after demonstrating that American workers are not interested in the jobs and after going through a lengthy application process. Currently, they bring in about 50,000 such workers. After President George W. Bush called for changes in the program on Aug. 10, the White House, the Department of Labor and the Department of Homeland Security solicited recommendations from farm groups on how to streamline the program. The administration is pressing ahead on that effort, first reported in The Los Angeles Times, after some growers in the Northwest let their cherries and apples rot because of a shortage of workers and after some growers in North Carolina did not plant cucumbers this year because they feared not having enough workers for the harvest. The National Council of Agricultural Employers has written to the administration to urge changes like speeding up the H-2A application process, easing housing requirements for guest workers, allowing temporary workers to stay longer and increasing the types of work they are allowed to do – to include meat processing, for instance. Grower groups have also urged the administration to ease requirements that they run newspaper advertisements to determine whether American workers want the jobs. The council’s executive vice president, Sharon M. Hughes, said the application process often took so long that by the time some farmers obtained guest workers, the harvest was over. Hughes said the number of farmworkers available is down about 200,000, or nearly 10 percent, from last year because of more aggressive border enforcement. last_img read more

Big plays early hurt El Segundo

first_imgEl Segundo pulled within 26-19 in the second quarter on a 22-yard touchdown pass from Bundy to Rechad Nessary. But Hatchett’s 70-yard pass and Taylor’s touchdown pass with four seconds left had Centennial up, 40-19, at halftime. In the second half, Centennial went to the ground game keeping the ball away from El Segundo, but scored again in the fourth quarter on Taylor’s run from the five after a blocked punt by Scott Carr. “This was the school’s best week of practice in four years and it shows that good practice carries over to game time,” Centennial coach Aaron Craver said. Hawthorne had the fast start, but it was Inglewood with the big finish. Marcus Allen opened the game with a 90-yard kickoff return and the Cougars extended their on a field goal by Ronnie Estrada, but Inglewood, behind running back David Freeman, scored a 33-9 Ocean League win at Coleman Stadium. Freeman rushed for 270 yards for Inglewood (3-4, 1-1), which came back to take a 20-9 halftime lead. Allen and quarterback Deandre Hinton were both lost to injuries and Hawthorne struggled after they left. Freeman scored one of his three touchdowns on a 73-yard run at the outset of the second half. Culver City scored three touchdowns in the third quarter of its Ocean League game against Morningside to break open a close game and went on to win, 42-26, at home. Quarterback Darius Banks completed 13 of 21 passes for 263 yards and two touchdowns for Culver City (7-0, 2-0). Banks added another score on the ground, and running back Lowell Rose scored two rushing touchdowns to lead Culver City. Leading 14-7 entering the third quarter, Banks hit Zach Davis for a 52-yard touchdown pass on the first play from scrimmage. Trying to answer, Morningside marched to the Culver City 5-yard line but on third-and-goal, Morningside quarterback Travis Harvey threw a pass that was intercepted and run back for a 97-yard touchdown by defensive back Lenyatta Kiles Jr, making the score 28-7. Morningside came back on its next drive and converted it into a score with Davion Archie scoring on a 25-yard run. But Culver City and Banks weren’t finished and the Centaurs scored after a five-play, 59-yard drive that took little over a minute. Rose scored his second touchdown on a 9-yard run that gave Culver City a 35-14 cushion. The lone bright spot for Morningside was running back Brian Nam, who rushed for 175 yards on 31 carries and two touchdowns. Terrence McCoy rushed for 110 yards, including touchdown runs of 39 and 57 yards, to lift Animo to a 27-8 nonleague win over Ribet Academy at Hawthorne High, ending a 23-game losing streak for the Aztec Eagles. McCoy had one touchdown in the first quarter and one in the second, just before he was named homecoming king at halftime. McCoy also had an interception. Quarterback Ryan Lyles ran for a 1-yard score and also passed 30 yards for a score to John Ojo for Animo (1-6). The lone touchdown for Ribet (2-5) came in the fourth quarter on a 66-yard pass from quarterback Sulam Sam to Chris Bucknor. The Animo defense forced two interceptions and a fumble. Two touchdowns by senior running back Sunako Simi led Mary Star to a 21-18 Camino Real League comeback win over Verbum Dei at Daniels Field. Verbum Dei took a 6-0 lead on its first drive with a 1-yard from sophomore quarterback Omar Herrea. The Eagles made it 12-0 on a 2-yard run by sophomore running back Donyae Fields. Simi’s first touchdown, a 1-yard run, came on the last play of the first half and cut Mary Star’s deficit to 12-7. “That play gave us the momentum we needed to come out and do better,” Mary Star coach Dino Andrie said. “We had been stopped in the red zone a few times and that helped give us a boost.” During the second half both team continued their running games but Mary Star took a 14-12 lead with a 21-yard touchdown run by running back Troy Fiamengo. Simi scored on another 1-yard run to make it 21-12. Verbum Dei managed to score with a 11-yard pass to junior wide receiver Sean McKnight with 1:16 left in the game. Despite allowing Verbum Dei to score toward the end, Andrie was satisfied with his team’s win and come from behind win. “It speaks of this team’s character,” Andrie said. “We knew if we lost, we would have no chance at the playoffs and the team kept fighting.” Mary Star had 170 total yards and 159 came from the running game. Simi had 96 yards from 16 carries and quarterback Brian Bornemann carried 10 times for 37 yards. Due to a reporter’s error, Mary Star’s Troy Fiamengo was incorrectly credited with a touchdown catch in the Oct. 6 edition sports section. His brother, Tyler Fiamengo, caught the 50-yard touchdown pass against Santa Clara. Quarterback Keshaun Malone completed 4 of 10 passes for 142 yards and scored on a 2-yard run, but Gardena committed six turnovers in a 26-6 Marine League loss at Washington. Quarterback Revonte Wilkerson rushed seven times for 93 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Generals (4-3, 1-1), who won their first league game since 1998. Washington’s LaVail Littleton carried the ball six times for 53 yards and a score. Malone scored on Gardena’s first possession of the second half, but then fumbled, threw an interception, and turned the ball over on downs for Gardena (0-7, 0-2). Justin Agapay rushed eight times for 32 yards for Gardena. Frustration began to set in the Westchester sideline as the Comets fell to visiting University, 32-6, in a Western League game. Both teams featured run-oriented offenses, but the Wildcats’ attack fared much better. Running back Travis Ross ran for 138 yards and two touchdowns on 17 carries. Trevon Harris added 169 yards on the ground on 11 carries and found the end zone twice as well. Already up 6-0 on Harris’ first touchdown, the speedy running back broke free for a 52-yard dash to put University (5-2, 1-1) up by two touchdowns. During the closing seconds of the first half, Ross found daylight in the middle of the Comet defense and ran for a 44-yard touchdown. The backbreaker came in the third quarter for the Comets (2-5, 0-2). Running back Brandon Sheppard, who had been running the ball effectively to open the second half, fumbled inside the Wildcat 5-yard line. Four plays later, Ross turned the corner and sped down the sideline for a 96-yard touchdown run. The Comets had two promising drives in the second half but squandered chances to score with a fumble and costly penalties. Quarterback Chris Jacobs averted the shutout for the Comets, scoring on a 10-yard run. – Bob Cody Inglewood roars back – Vince Barner Culver City pulls away – Dennis Freeman Animo victorious – Mike Gallo Simi paces Mary Star – Cristian Vasquez Correction Washington ends drought – David Saunders Westchester flustered – Derrick Deane160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! From staff reports Senior running back Robert Hatchett scored four touchdowns, all in the first half, and El Segundo couldn’t keep up in Centennial’s 47-19 Pioneer League win at El Segundo. Hatchett caught three passes in the first half and took all three in for touchdowns covering 74, 80 and 70 yards. Hatchett also scored on a 72-yard run and accounted for 338 yards from scrimmage in the first half alone. Hatchett also completed a 42-yard pass to Brandon Jackson. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.“I’ve had good games before, but I’ve never scored four touchdowns in a game,” Hatchett said. Quarterback Chris Smith went 8-for-8 for 336 yards in the first half for Centennial (3-4, 1-1). James Taylor added three touchdowns for Centennial, scoring on two short runs and a 7-yard screen pass. El Segundo kept pace in the first quarter to tie the game 7-7 on a 6-yard keeper by quarterback Michael Bundy, who was 14-for-22 for 181 yards in the first half. He finished with 215 yards passing. Shawn Groves scored on a 5-yard run at the start of the second quarter to tie the game. last_img read more

Crash victims taken to hospital

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WOODLAND HILLS – At least two people have been taken by ambulance to area hospitals after a traffic collision today, officials said. The crash occurred at Ventura Boulevard and Winnetka Avenue about 2:30 p.m., said Ron Myers, Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman. No other details were available. For news and observations about crime in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, check out the Daily News’ crime blog by clicking here.last_img read more

Dry spell a good time to catch up

first_imgTHEY HAD IT ALL: Bogie and Bacall. Tonight at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica, there is a special double feature of “To Have and Have Not,” the film on which Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall met and fell in love. Also being screened is their second film together, “The Big Sleep.” For details, call 323-466-3456 (FILM) or go to www.aerotheatre.com. YULETIDE TITLE: Was “Fred Claus” just not the holiday classic you were looking for? Maybe it’s time to see “A Christmas Story” again – but this time on the big screen. The American Cinematheque is presenting a free family matinee screening of the film on Sunday at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood. For more information, go to www.americancinematheque.com. [email protected] 818-713-3758160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! I just don’t understand these big movie studios sometimes. Far too often in recent months, they’ve released a glut of films on the same weekend – sometimes as many as five all at once – and battled for business. But today, only the thriller “Awake” is making its debut. No other newbies in sight. There’s gotta be a way to spread things out better so that good films don’t get overlooked. “Awake,” starring Hayden Christensen and Jessica Alba, among others, is hardly “Spider-Man” or “Shrek,” the kind of movie that other releases need to get out of the way of – for fear of being trampled! Well, at least this gives people a chance to see some of the movies they may have missed. I think the Disney hit “Enchanted,” which enjoyed the second-best Thanksgiving weekend opening in history, will repeat as champ with a three-day take of around $20million or so. “Awake” should open in second place and might end up in the $15million to $18million range because of the lack of new competition. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsCOUNTING THE MONEY: It’s far more common to be writing about some movie with a $100 million-plus production budget that is struggling to earn back its investment. Well, that is not the case with surprise hit “This Christmas,” which far exceeded expectations in its debut weekend. “Christmas” had a modest production budget of $13million and took in twice that in its first five days. I look for it to add up to $10million this weekend. HOLDOVERS: The lack of new product should help holdovers such as “Beowulf,” “Bee Movie” and “Fred Claus” add more dollars to their already impressive totals. The art-house flick “I’m Not There” about Bob Dylan remains in limited release but also should continue to draw big crowds wherever it is playing. THE $10 BILLION YEAR THAT WASN’T: After such a stupendous summer, there was a realistic chance that the movie industry might reach the $10billion mark in domestic grosses for the first time in history. But since those heady summer months, business has mostly lagged, and year-to-date revenue stood at $8.563billion as of Sunday. That’s 4.87percent ahead of 2005, but even commercially promising titles such as “The Golden Compass,” “I Am Legend” and “Sweeney Todd” will likely not be enough to push the total above $10billion. last_img read more


first_imgONE of Ireland’s best-known food critics has caused a bit of a stir today – with his review of Donegal restaurants!But it wasn’t fine dining which got the taste buds going of Paulo Tullio – his review in today’s Irish Independent is full of praise for Letterkenny’s ‘Bread & Butter’ cafe!He writes: “We didn’t have high expectations when we sat down in a booth, but the service was excellent and, as it turned out, the food was well made. Toni wanted a light snack, so she ordered the homemade vegetable soup, which came with homemade bread, while I went for a simple dish of fish and chips. “For simple café fare, I thought it was well done. Toni’s soup was well made, nicely presented and the bread was good, while my fish and chips were excellent, the batter on the cod crisp and dry, and the chips managed to be golden, crispy and soft inside. That’s exactly how I think chips should be made, but it’s surprising how rarely they arrive like that. A small ramekin of tasty tartar sauce accompanied the dish.“A shared dessert of Malteser cheesecake and a pretty good espresso finished the meal, which left us both contented.”Paulo also visited a number of other establishments including La Bella Donna in Donegal Town.You can read his full review here: http://www.independent.ie/lifestyle/food-drink/paolo-tullio-a-taste-of-the-north-2497290.htmlendsBOOST FOR ‘BREAD & BUTTER’ CAFE IN LK AS TOP FOOD CRITIC GIVES THUMBS UP! was last modified: January 15th, 2011 by gregShare 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)last_img read more


first_imgThe Carrigart HotelA Co Donegal hotel has a number of staff vacancies which they wish to fill.The Carrigart Hotel is a leading hotel which enjoys a strong reputation throughout the county and the north-west.They now have vacancies for the following positions.Financial AdministratorThe Uprichard Group of companies wish to recruit a Financial Administrator. Based at The Carrigart Hotel this permanent part-time post will involve a range of financial administrative duties for the Group’s businesses in Glasgow, Belfast and Carrigart. The post is ideal for a numerate and computer literate individual, with accounts experience desirable but not essential. Training is available from the retiring post holder until March 2016. Front of House Supervisor – LoungeWe are looking to recruit a permanent, senior member of staff to develop a coffee and lunch time offer at The Carrigart. You will, with the existing management team be responsible for developing and supervising an exciting new day time offer, through the winter and into next season.Application for both posts is by letter and CV to Mark Uprichard, The Carrigart, Main Street, Carrigart, Co Donegal, F92 C440, or [email protected] All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.Closing dates are Friday 18th September.JOB VACANCIES: LEADING DONEGAL HOTEL SEEKING TO FILL A NUMBER OF POSITIONS was last modified: September 11th, 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:donegaljobsThe Carrigart Hotellast_img read more

Chelsea ready to ditch defender Baba Rahman after just one season

first_imgFenerbahce are eyeing up a swoop for Chelsea left-back Baba Rahman.The Ghanaian only joined the Blues from Ausburg for an initial £14m last summer, but suffered a difficult start to life in London under former boss Jose Mourinho, who handed him just three league starts before he was sacked in December.Rahman has featured more prominently under interim manager Guus Hiddink but still remains second choice behind Cesar Azpilicueta.According to Fanatik, Rahman is already seeking a way out of Stamford Bridge before new boss Antonio Conte takes charge in July and is understood to be leaning towards a switch to Istanbul.Chelsea are willing to let the 21-year-old leave if they receive an offer in the region of £7m from the Turkish giants. 1 Baba Rahman in action for Chelsea last_img read more