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Man United and other fans laugh Arsenal after latest setback – bring in Benzema!

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first_imgArsenal didn’t sign any outfield players during the transfer window and now find themselves a striker light.Danny Welbeck, injured in April, will now be out for “a period of months” following knee surgery.And fans were quick to point out the Gunners’ failure to sign many players – particularly another striker – laughing at Arsene Wenger and his lack of transfers before deadline day, rather than Welbeck’s injury.Here, talkSPORT looks at a selection of tweets from various football fans, including Man United supporters, who enjoyed reminding Gooners about their grand plans for Karim Benzema. 1 Arsene Wenger didn’t sign any outfield players in the transfer window last_img read more

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Aston Villa star hit with FA improper conduct charge after tunnel bust-up

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first_img Micah Richards Micah Richards is facing a ban after being charged with improper conduct by the Football Association. The Aston Villa captain was reported to have confronted rival Federico Fernandez in the tunnel following his side’s 2-1 defeat to Swansea on Saturday.Richards had earlier clashed with Fernandez on the pitch and had to be dragged away by teammates.The FA studied that initial incident and decided not to take any action against Richards or Fernandez as the panel did not find either player had committed an act of violent conduct. However, Richards will face action for appearing to continue the argument after the match.He is now likely to be hit with a suspension – another blow for Villa, who are bottom of the Premier League and without a manager following Tim Sherwood’s sacking. 1last_img read more

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp wary of ‘wounded’ Chelsea ahead of Premier League clash

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first_imgLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has warned his side not to underestimate a ‘wounded’ Chelsea, insisting the Blues’ recent troubles will not make the clash any easier for the Reds.The defending Premier League champions are currently 15th in the table, having lost five of their opening ten matches of the season.Their dreadful form has seen manager Jose Mourinho come under increasing pressure with some erratic behaviour to match his team’s inconsistent results.But Klopp is not falling for the ‘club in crisis’ talk and is wary of the threat they face in Saturday’s visit to Stamford Bridge.“Chelsea is not easy,” the German said. “Do the Chelsea players not know any more how to play football? No, of course not.“They had brilliant moments in the games before, but they didn’t win often enough.“Like last year you know how Chelsea play: very good defence, very good structure and then big individual quality to finish individual situations.“You can talk about Diego Costa, Willian, Oscar, Ramires, Nemanja Matic – all these guys are great players with Gary Cahill and John Terry.“I am not sure it is easier to play Chelsea now than last year – why should it be?“Okay, being full of self-confidence maybe makes some things different, but to be wounded can make you stronger too.“They don’t feel life is as good as it could be and now they want to change it and that is big motivation.“But we are motivated too. We have to try something, we have to play – that is what I am looking forward to as it is my first time in the stadium.“We have to respect the quality of what Chelsea do. It is difficult to play against them but it is not impossible to win.” 1 Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp last_img read more

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Ibrahimovic to Southampton, Balotelli to York and Henry to Moor Green – Your best ever Football Manager signings

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first_img Zlatan Ibrahimovic signs for Southampton? 1 When it comes to Football Manager, everyone has got their favourite ever signing.It could be the time you tempted Francesco Totti to Tottenham, the talented teen you scouted for weeks in Torquay, or maybe it was the loanee who helped you take Lincoln into League One.These signings become engrained in your life indelibly, heroes forever, even when you’ve picked up the latest copy of the game.With Football Manager 2016 hitting the shelves, new legends are about to make their mark.But we want to celebrate those who blazed a trail in seasons past before we embark on campaigns future, so we asked you, the talkSPORT listener, who your best ever signing is – and you didn’t disappoint.See some of the best responses we received on Twitter below…last_img read more

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Chelsea fans believe this player is back after ‘phenomenal’ performance against Norwich City

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first_imgChelsea went into their clash with Norwich City having lost their last three Premier League games, but they put an end to this barren run after sealing a 1-0 victory over the Canaries at Stamford Bridge.Diego Costa scored the winner in what was a promising performance from Jose Mourinho’s men.Cesc Fabregas, John Terry and Nemanja Matic all played with a spark that has been missing for the past four months, but, in particular, it’s Eden Hazard that has got supporters talking.The Belgium winger put in an impressive display, with the international break looking to have injected him with some much needed confidence.So much so, in fact, that some Blues fans believe he showed signs that he is back to his best after a miserable start to the campaign – even if he was facing a relegation-threatened Norwich.Take a look at what Chelsea supporters have had to say about Hazard, on Twitter, below. Chelsea’s Eden Hazard 1last_img read more

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Wonderful from Pogba before Dybala goal v Milan – video

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first_img Paul Pogba showed off some nice skill before Paulo Dybala scored 1 Paulo Dybala scored Juventus’ only goal as they beat Milan 1-0 on the weekend.And it was a wonderful piece of skill from Paul Pogba, followed by a nicely weighted pass from the France ace that led to Dybala getting on the end of Alex Sandro’s cross.Juventus are sixth in Serie A, nine points behind league leaders Inter.last_img

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One among many

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first_imgFor David Alcala’s family, the story is almost overwhelming. “Twenty-three men shepherding 20,000 soldiers, that’s amazing,” Alcala’s son-in-law, George Kimura, said. Alcala doesn’t seem to think so. He said he was just doing his job in a war that initially didn’t need his help. Before being drafted in 1942, the La Verne native unsuccessfully tried to join the military several times. Because of a hearing problem, he was consistently turned away. But in 1942, after all his friends had been shipped off to fight, Alcala got a draft card in the mail. Then 21, he was a student at Chaffey College. “That’s when I quit school,” he said. “I took my F’s and ran.” The Army turned a blind eye to his hearing impairment and sent him to boot camp. Alcala was eventually assigned to the Intelligence and Reconnaissance Platoon, where his job was to scour enemy territory for vital military intelligence information. He was shipped overseas in 1944 and arrived in France about a week after D-Day. “When we landed, they unloaded us from the ship and there was fighting going on so we had to run inland and find a (fox) hole,” he said. “The first hole I landed in there was a paratrooper, but he was dead … That was very, very scary because it was the first thing I saw.” Alcala labeled it a wake-up call. “We didn’t know what we were getting into until that day,” he said. Alcala spent the remainder of the war in Europe, mostly in France and Germany. In addition to his work with the German captives, he also fought in the Battle of the Bulge and was injured while driving a jeep in Germany in 1945. “We were supposed to go across this bridge to see what was going on on the other side,” he said. “I put my leg out and then I felt my leg warm.” Alcala had been hit just below his left knee with shrapnel. The injury earned him a Purple Heart and a ticket out of the war. Scars from the wound are still clearly visible on Alcala’s left leg. He has no problem walking, but over the years pieces of the metal shrapnel have slowly seeped out of his pores. “It was like coarse pepper,” Jane Alcala said. “These little black things would come out of his leg. I just think of pepper every time I remember it.” Today, the retired school teacher spends much of his time with family. After 3 p.m., his Whittier home turns into an after-school meeting ground for several of his grandchildren. They revel at the war stories he tells, although he tries to downplay his time in the service. “I think these are a generation of people that don’t really flaunt their heroics,” Kimura said. “I think they are (heroes).” tania.chatila@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2109 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 CityThe Whittier resident and his fellow soldiers were ordered to make sure the captive Germans marched without incident. “I was hoping they wouldn’t (turn on us),” the 86-year-old said. “If anything would have started, I wouldn’t be here.” Alcala’s unit, the Intelligence and Reconnaissance Platoon of the Army’s 329th Infantry Regiment, assisted in what is widely considered the largest mass surrender during the war. They were featured on an episode of the popular 1950s television show, “This is Your Life,” with host Ralph Edwards. Alcala was the only Mexican-American soldier in the platoon. “You know, I didn’t even know anything about it until they called from that show,” said Alcala’s wife of nearly 60 years, Jane Alcala. “After my neighbors came over saying, `He’s a hero. He’s a hero.”‘ • Video: WWII Veteran David AlcalaWHITTIER – His mission was to help about two dozen comrades herding 20,000 armed German soldiers who surrendered during World War II. At first, David Alcala thought it was crazy. But it wasn’t long before he was driving his jeep up and down the massive line of enemy forces as they marched on the banks of the Loire River in September 1944 toward a prisoner camp. last_img

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Ex-court clerk accused of fixing her own tickets

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first_imgMINNEAPOLIS – A former court clerk is in a fix. She’s charged with fixing 73 of her own parking tickets to avoid paying $5,112 in fines and late fees. Dawn Nyberg, 32, of Blaine was charged with theft by swindle of public funds, forgery and misconduct by a public officer. The first two charges are felonies; the last is a misdemeanor. Hennepin County District Court Administrator Mark Thompson said he had not seen anything similar in his 13 years with the court. Nyberg’s tickets were issued near the Hennepin County Government Center, averaging one every 10 days over two years. “The presumption is she was parking the car around here and coming into work,” Assistant Hennepin County Attorney Tom Fabel said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.The complaint alleges that Nyberg used her access to a county computer system to expunge her citations or enter incorrect information about her vehicle. Most times, Nyberg used her personal login, but sometimes she used other employees’ names, the complaint said. Nyberg paid no fines on any citations except the final two tickets, which she paid when she resigned June 25, 10 days after the trouble came to light. She did not immediately return a phone call seeking comment Friday.last_img read more

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Hermosa Beach church gets land-swap offer

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first_imgHermosa Beach City Manager Steve Burrell said Continental executives have broached the subject of their development options for the commercially zoned land with the city. The corporation – which owns more than 4 million square feet of property around California, including the massive nearby shopping center Plaza El Segundo – envisions a commercial development there, said Burrell, who added that executives did not name specific tenants. As soon as the Albertsons closed, Hope Chapel began receiving about five inquiries a week about the properties, Turner said. Arguably the largest landowner in Hermosa Beach, Hope Chapel has been at the site, a former bowling alley, since the 1970s. But the church, which holds four weekend services that draw a combined 1,700 worshippers, is bursting at the seams, Turner said. Hope Chapel commissioned architects to design a new church on-site, and also looked at property throughout the South Bay, including the Daily Breeze building on Torrance Boulevard in Torrance, he said. “I think what we’d really like to do is stay, but I don’t think we can physically stay,” Turner said. A retail development on the corner wouldn’t be bad for Hermosa Beach, either. Because churches are exempt from paying property taxes, the city has long missed out on revenue from the property, which Sandy Pfister, a Realtor at South Bay Brokers, estimated could sell for $15 million to $23 million. “From the tax bases, the city would receive an amazing amount of revenue we’d never get with a church,” Councilman Sam Edgerton said. About two weeks ago, another prominent piece of Hermosa Beach real estate hit the market. The heirs of Quentin “Boots” Thelen, the longtime owner of the Mermaid bar and restaurant, put up for sale nearly 14,000 square feet of property facing The Strand and Pier Plaza, with an asking price of $33.5 million. andrea.woodhouse@dailybreeze.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Hoping to obtain a sprawling 5-acre property now owned by a Hermosa Beach megachurch, a developer has offered the church a spot in its well-appointed El Segundo business park. Under a proposal from El Segundo-based Continental Development Corp., Hope Chapel would swap its nearly 235,000 square feet of property near the corner of Pacific Coast Highway and Artesia Boulevard for a spot in the corporation’s Continental Park in El Segundo, said Dale Turner, the church’s administrator and associate pastor. But the church isn’t yet sold, he said. Indeed looking for new digs, the growing Hope Chapel is negotiating with Continental, though no decision will be made until likely early next year, Turner said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.“It’s a great corner,” he said. “It has beautiful ocean views, but we’d like to move, and Continental is a very viable option. But I’m not going to say what we’re going to do.” Robert Tarnofsky, Continental’s director of real estate, wouldn’t comment on the proposal. “Our policy relating to our entire portfolio of assets is until any kind of transaction is completed on any front, whether it be a lease or acquisition, we won’t comment on potential or pending transactions that may or may not happen,” he said. Hope Chapel owns five parcels near the corner: the church’s administrative offices at 2306 Pacific Coast Highway; the main sanctuary immediately north; the site of a former Albertsons grocery store that closed in 2006; and two other lots near Artesia Boulevard and Prospect Avenue. A 9,500-square-foot parcel on the immediate corner of Pacific Coast Highway and Artesia, which houses a pizza restaurant, a doughnut shop and several other businesses, is owned by Saul and Frida Bluman of Beverly Hills, property records show. last_img read more

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Officials: Work together for transport funding

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first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre It’s going to take teamwork, they said. Dale Bonner, secretary of the state’s Business, Transportation and Housing Authority, noted that some areas in Southern California have higher-priority transportation needs than others, especially those supporting goods movement corridors. “No one will get everything they’re requesting,” Bonner said. “The real issue is: We can’t fund everything. We’ll have to take a hard look at what gets funded now and what gets funded in the future.” Each year, counties compete against each other for millions of dollars in state and federal transportation funds. Some need major freeway interchange and lane-addition improvements, while others need an overhaul at traffic-laden train crossings or on-ramps and off-ramps. Whatever counties’ individual needs are, one thing is for sure: they all have major congestion issues and are in dire need of fresh transportation dollars. ONTARIO – If we stand together, we might be able to garner a whopping $1.7 billion for freeway, road and train crossing improvements. That was the message transportation and government officials from San Bernardino, Riverside, Orange, Los Angeles and Ventura counties talked about Monday at the Ontario Convention Center. The annual Mobility 21 transportation coalition event marks the first time officials from five counties gathered to hear the pros of working together in vying for state and federal transportation money. But speaking as one voice – instead of competing against each other – is going to take a change of habit, county and state officials said. It’s even more reason to beckon with one voice to representatives in Sacramento and Washington, officials said. “It’s very important that we do not get into a fighting situation with other cities and counties,” said Sen. Bob Dutton, R-Rancho Cucamonga, whose district includes portions of San Bernardino and Riverside counties. “It’s going to take everyone to work together as one.” San Bernardino County Supervisor Paul Biane and Lawrence Dale, president of San Bernardino Associated Governments, underscored the Inland Empire’s role in transporting products to the rest of the nation. Forty-three percent of the nation’s imports move through the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, and are eventually housed in 1.5 billion square feet of warehouse space located throughout the two-county area, they said. Regional economist John Husing estimates the 15.8 million cargo containers coming through the ports every year will eventually grow to 30 or 40 million in the next two or three decades. However, the state’s transportation bond that passed last November, Proposition 1B, can only do so much to keep up with the region’s infrastructure needs, Dutton and other officials said. The bond provides $19.9 billion for local road and freeway improvements, public transportation, and goods movement/air quality projects. “It’s time for the federal government to step up to the plate and provide some serious dollars,” Dutton said. But half of that battle is for local governments and businesses, said Roger Snoble, CEO of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. For years, cities and counties have executed their land-use plans on one side of the fence, while transportation planners and businesses carried out their own plans on the other side. “The trouble is, you have railroads making their own plans, and the different ports, and everyone else,” he said. “It’s finally time to pull everyone together.” matthew.wrye@sbsun.com (909) 386-3871160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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