La Liga side end pursuit of Manchester United goalkeeper

first_imgSevilla have pulled out of the race to sign Manchester United goalkeeper Victor Valdes.The Spaniard is desperately searching for a new club after being deemed surplus to requirements by current boss Louis van Gaal.A move to Turkey looked on the cards in the summer, while Sevilla have always been linked to the former Barcelona star.But now the Spanish club’s president, Jose Castro, has dismissed talk of the 33-year-old heading to the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.“Valdes is not an option. We have no intention of finding goalkeeping cover,” Castro told Spanish news agency Europa Pass.“We have three or four players for that position and Sergio Rico is the one closest to keeping it for many years.“If we have good keepers, we don’t have to go looking elsewhere for them.” Manchester United goalkeeper Victor Valdes 1last_img read more

‘Don’t celebrate too early!’ – Klopp learns lesson after Saints draw

first_img1 Jurgen Klopp watches Liverpool draw 1-1 with Southampton Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp admits he celebrated Christian Benteke’s goal too early and said he cannot understand why his side are feeling the pressure at home after they were held to a 1-1 draw by Southampton at Anfield.Christian Benteke’s third goal of the season had given the hosts a 77th-minute lead, only for Sadio Mane to equalise at a set-piece four minutes from the end before getting sent off for a second yellow card in added time.“They work so hard and are full of concentration and passion. Everything is there but we concede one goal and it felt like the end of the world. But it is not the end of the world, you can always come back,” said the German.“I really don’t understand this pressure in this moment but the guys feel it and you can see it.“The free-kick; everyone knows you should not concede things like this against a team like Southampton with their strength in the air and there were three one-on-ones in the air and it is a draw.“We did not give up physically but we didn’t believe any more that we could turn this game and that is a problem.“I wouldn’t say it is a negative mentality. First of all you have to recognise it is like it is, it is not a sickness and you can change everything.”Klopp is still looking for his first win since taking over, but even after a third successive draw he believes they are making progress.“There were many good moments in the game,” he said.“We can talk about why we didn’t make the next step but we all know it takes time and I see development.“But the other teams don’t wait for us. They want to beat us and I am sure you don’t think it was an easy game for us.“We have to understand that it is football, all of us. We don’t get help from outside because we have to deliver results all the time.“We haven’t lost until now against not the worst teams in the league and that is okay, but it is not enough.“We have to accept this and work. I saw many things tonight I can work with.“I saw things that were better, some that were not so good; some of these things were because we played on Thursday but it is like it is.”Klopp celebrated Benteke’s goal like it was the winner and admits he may finds it difficult to keep his emotions in check, even when experience tells him he should.“It was an absolutely fantastic goal,” he said.“I learned in my life you should celebrate a party when you have one as you don’t know when the next one is.“It was a moment. Now I know – don’t celebrate too early. Hopefully we don’t have to wait too long (for the next one).”last_img read more

“He looks like he knows everything!” – Wenger hits back at Verheijen criticism

first_img1 Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has hit back at criticism of his medical staff and training methods.World-renowned fitness coach Raymond Verheijen told talkSPORT on Thursday Wenger must be held responsible for the continued injury problems at the club.England duo Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain joined the club’s growing injury list when they limped off during the Gunners’ League Cup defeat at the hands of Sheffield Wednesday in midweek.Arsenal are also currently without Aaron Ramsey, Mikel Arteta, Jack Wilshere and Danny Welbeck, and Verheijen said: “The main reason for injures in football is accumulation of fatigue because when you accumulate fatigue over time your brain has less control over your body and your coordination goes down and then you are vulnerable to injuries.“The question is: who is the main reason for fatigue? The main reason for the fatigue is the fitness football coach because he is responsible for the planning of training. Arsene Wenger is responsible for fatigue and injuries and the medical staff can only cure the problem.”But the Arsenal boss has dismissed those comments, insisting: “This guy looks like he knows absolutely everything. I am amazed that he knows more than all our physios and all our doctors.“I trust my medical staff to do well and my coaching staff to do the fitness planning very well.“I can only invite you one day to see what work is done behind (the scenes). We have some players who are more injury-prone than others, but we are very well organised on that front.“We have to analyse every single case and every single exercise, but also I think you have to not over-analyse when players are injured.“When a player is injured, they are injured, this has always happened.“We have not too many muscular injuries but it is post-international games we get all these injuries and is it linked with that? I don’t know. What I’m focused on tomorrow is to continue our run (in the Premier League).” Arsene Wenger last_img read more

Pep Guardiola ‘tells’ Jose Mourinho: ‘England is my country now!’*

first_imgDISCLAIMER: Like Ed Woodward’s claim in 2014 that Louis van Gaal ‘likes attacking football’, this video is simply a joke, 100%!talkSPORT’s subtitle translator is back… and their foreign language skills are still sub-Steve McClaren level.This time, the translator has been looking at footage of Pep Guardiola, Manchester City’s next manager-in-waiting, and he has a manager for prospective Man United manager Jose Mourinho.Check it out, above, and take a look at for more entertaining videos.last_img read more

Live stream Aston Villa v Liverpool on talkSPORT

first_img1 An Aston Villa v Liverpool live stream is available on talkSPORT today, Sunday February 14 2016, with Premier League commentary from Villa Park.You can stream the coverage on, around the world, or if you are in the UK tune in to our radio station (details here).CLICK HERE FOR LIVE COVERAGE OF ASTON VILLA V LIVERPOOL FROM VILLA PARKAston Villa are desperate for points as they battle relegation from the top flight, while Liverpool have recalled Daniel Sturridge to their starting line up.Tune in to find out what happens, live on talkSPORT. A young Aston Villa fan outside the ground before his team take on Liverpool last_img read more

Tuskegee Airmen lauded at celebration

first_imgWar veterans have made huge sacrifices for their country and deserve the respect and aid they need for their efforts, he said. He also said it is not only the veterans who should be honored. “Don’t ever forget the families, because they are the backbone of the veterans,” he said. He continued with a message for the youth, asking them to focus on being positive and productive members of society. Schiff then gave out United States flags – which had been flown over the Capitol – to Goodall, fellow Airman Guy Holloman, and family members of airmen who could not attend. He also acknowledged the many war veterans in the crowd. “This is a testimony to honoring the Tuskegee Airmen and all the veterans, and a great way for me to give honor to my father’s memory,” said Karen Young, whose father, Louis Young, was a member of the airmen. After the ceremony, people got a look at authentic World War II memorabilia that was brought from the American Military Museum in South El Monte. Among the items were two military Jeeps that were used in the war. “There should be more of (these celebrations) because a lot of people don’t understand what veterans really go through,” said Donald Radcliff, a Vietnam and Desert Storm veteran who works with the museum. “It’s an honor to serve your country.” (626) 578-6300, Ext 4586160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Photo Gallery: Veterans Day celebration ALTADENA — Members of the legendary Tuskegee Airmen were honored Sunday as part of a Veterans Day celebration hosted at Farnsworth Park by Rep. Adam Schiff. The airmen — America’s first black combat airmen – were credited with shooting down 111 German planes during World War II. They also escorted bomber planes throughout the duration of the war and were renowned for never having lost a bomber. “These are some courageous people who fought the enemy overseas and fought discrimination here at home, and I admire what they were able to accomplish,” said Schiff, D-Pasadena. “It’s a story that really needs to be told and they’re here to tell it today.” As the ceremony started, Schiff not only acknowledged the soldiers’ combat skills but also their bravery to serve their country even with segregation and civil unrest at home. After Schiff spoke, keynote speaker Oliver Goodall, one of the airmen who lives in Altadena, took the podium. Behind him were photos of the airman and stories detailing their service. Goodall thanked everyone for their support in honoring veterans, and called for continuous support to veterans’ issues. “It’s been said that the veterans are trying to get more than they need,” he said. “That’s a falsehood.” center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre last_img read more

City bans pot shops

first_imgMONTEREY PARK – The City Council voted Wednesday to temporarily ban medical marijuana dispensaries. In a unanimous vote, the council moved to impose a 45-day moratorium on pot shops. During that time, the city will consider zoning restrictions and other guidelines for dispensaries, officials said. The move follows two inquiries on the city’s dispensary licensing process, officials said. There are no marijuana shops in Monterey Park, and the city has no regulations for the “clubs,” which can under state law distribute pot to those with a doctor’s prescription. Council members said the moratorium would give city staff time to determine what is best for the community while following the California statute. A few cities have approved outright bans on dispensaries, but that appears to conflict with state law. Several cities have been sued for such bans. Medical marijuana distribution under a doctor’s guidance was made legal in 1996 when California voters passed Proposition 215. However, the state law conflicts with federal law, under which any use of marijuana is illegal. Federal court rulings have tended to favor the U.S. law. In the past year, federal agents from the Drug Enforcement Agency have stormed medical marijuana dispensaries in Los Angeles and West Hollywood and in Northern California. Monterey Park’s temporary moratorium can be extended for up to two years if city staffers show they need more time to research the issue, Basham said. (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2110160Want 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 MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat Kings“The issue is how do we comply with the law in a way that is safe and secure for the residents,” Councilman David Lau said. Councilman Frank Venti said he would prefer the state require licensed pharmacies to distribute pot, but said the city has a legal responsibility to allow the dispensaries. “If the state mandates we have to do this, to avoid lawsuits we will comply,” Venti said, adding he was frustrated by the state law. “Why are they putting it onto the cities to be concerned about their local shopping centers? It gives the opportunity for abuse.” Several San Gabriel Valley cities including Baldwin Park, El Monte, Industry and La Puente have adopted moratoriums on dispensaries. Some California cities have enacted limits on the number of dispensaries while other municipalities have established licensing procedures for the shops, a Monterey Park staff report stated. “This is a controversial issue with practically every city in the state of California,” Planning Manager Jim Basham said, adding that many cities are waiting for the resolution of litigation to see what the options are for regulating pot clubs. last_img read more


first_imgAFTERNOON UPDATE: IT IS another numbingly cold day in Donegal – but shoppers are out in force this afternoon in a last-minute Christmas Eve dash.Retailers in all the major shopping towns are reporting brisk trade, although it isn’t as busy as it normally would be.Road conditions are particularly poor this morning in and around Ballybofey, Glenties, Cardonagh and Ardara. Gardai have said today that motorists should avoid the Barnesmore Gap if possible as overnight salting has failed the crack the ice. At 9am this morning temperatures of -15C are being recorded.Yesterday evening there were tailbacks in a number of towns, with delays reported in Buncrana, Letterkenny and Donegal Town.It is the same today – with some congestion around Letterkenny Shopping Centre, the retail park and on Main street.Retailers could do with the last minute boost – trade has been dreadful thanks to the shocking state of our roads in the past week. And they aren’t much better this morning as overnight temperatures recorded by sank to an incredible -16C.There are fears that the weather will hit Christmas religious services as people throughout the county attend services tonight and tomorrow.The bad news is that more snow could fall over Donegal on Christmas Day tomorrow before the thaw arrives late on Sunday.Donegaldaily will keep you posted throughout the festive period.DESPITE THE BIG CHILL AND DODGY ROADS, CHRISTMAS EVE SHOPPERS HIT THE STREETS was last modified: December 24th, 2010 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

Guardiola to deploy a 4-1-4-1? Predicted Bayern Munich XI v Juventus

first_img 11 23. Arturo Vidal (holding midfield) 27. David Alaba (left back) 11 21. Philipp Lahm (right back) 11 29. Kingsley Coman (right wing) 11 11 25. Thomas Muller (attacking midfield) 6. Thiago Alcantara (attacking midfield) 11 1. Manuel Neuer (goalkeeper) – see the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking the arrow above 11 32. Joshua Kimmich (centre back) 11 Bayern Munich v Juventus in the last 16 of the Champions League, kick off 19:45 GMT, is live on talkSPORT 2. For details on how to retune your radio, click here.The first-leg finished 2-2 in Turin – with last season’s finalists staging a stunning second-half comeback from two goals down to draw level – leaving all to be played for in the second-leg at the Allianz Arena.Pep Guardiola is still without injured defensive trio Holger Badstuber, Javi Martinez and Jerome Boateng for the home tie, so youngster Joshua Kimmich, 21, is expected to continue his role in the heart of the defence.But who else might start in Germany?Take a look at talkSPORT’s predicted Bayern XI v Juve by viewing the slideshow above. 9. Robert Lewandowski (striker) 11. Douglas Costa (left wing) 11 11 11 5. Medhi Benatia (centre back) last_img read more

Crystal Palace and Southampton poised for summer fight over Fiorentina hitman

first_img Khouma Babacar in action for Fiorentina 1 The agent of Fiorentina forward Khouma Babacar has admitted his client’s future is uncertain – amid reported interest from Crystal Palace and Southampton.The striker has six goals in 13 appearances this season and almost left Fiorentina in January following interest from the Premier League.Both Crystal Palace and Southampton were keen on the 22-year-old but talks broke down in the early stages.However, Babacar could be on the move this summer as he continues to push for a transfer to England.Indeed when quizzed on the matter the Senegalese’s agent, Patrick Bastianelli, remained coy on his client’s future.“What of Babacar’s future? We’ll see, at the moment he is contracted on the objective to be achieved with Fiorentina,” Bastianelli told Radio Blu.last_img read more