Month: December 2019


Revealed! Meet the 11 players that have lost the most challenges in the Premier League this season

first_img 8. Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool) has lost 15 challenges this season 11 9. N’Golo Kante (Leicester City) has lost 14 challenges this season 11 1= Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal) has lost 20 challenges this season 11 11 9= James McCarthy (Everton) has lost 14 challenges this season 1= Mark Noble (West Ham United) has lost 20 challenges this season 5= Yohan Cabaye (Crystal Palace) has lost 16 challenges this season 5= Santi Cazorla (Arsenal) has lost 16 challenges this season 11 11 5= Etienne Capoue (Watford) has lost 16 challenges this season 11 1= Cesc Fabregas (Chelsea) has lost 20 challenges this season 11 11 11 4. Juan Mata (Manchester United) has lost 17 challenges this season 9= Erik Pieters (Stoke City) has lost 14 challenges so far this season – to see more, click the arrow above! Recently, talkSPORT has revealed the players that have created the most clear-cut chances, but now it’s time to deliver, courtesy of Opta, findings heading towards the other end of the pitch.We’ve all watched on – some in delight, some in horror – as players have breezed past a faltering Cesc Fabregas at Chelsea, but it certainly makes for shocking reading to discover just how many times the Spaniard has been passed.Nonetheless, while Fabregas has comfortably made the list, he is far from being the only midfielder that has struggled with his defensive duties.  Featuring players from Arsenal, Manchester United and Liverpool, find out the top 11 to have lost the most challenges, after eight games in the Premier League, by clicking the yellow arrow above, right. 11last_img read more


Chelsea dismiss Diego Costa assault claims as ‘utter nonsense’

first_img1 Chelsea have described as “utter nonsense” a claim from a Stoke steward that Diego Costa stamped on his foot.Stoke have confirmed that a member of their security staff reported Costa to the match referee after an incident on the touchline during the Potters’ victory over the Londoners at the Britannia Stadium on Saturday.TV footage of the alleged incident shows Chelsea striker Costa going to retrieve the ball for a throw-in and then appearing to make contact with the steward with his foot.A Chelsea spokesperson simply said: “Utter nonsense.”Referee Anthony Taylor will now make mention of the matter in his match report and the Football Association will determine if any action is necessary in due course. Diego Costa last_img


Watford 1-2 Manchester City: Sergio Aguero grabs late winner to sting unlucky Hornets

first_img Sergio Aguero celebrates his late winner 1 Sergio Aguero got the winner as Manchester City scored twice in three minutes to earn a late win away to Watford.After a tame first half Ben Watson saw his corner flicked in by Aleksandar Kolarov to give the host a deserved lead.However, with only ten minutes remaining City kicked into life as Yaya Toure and Aguero scored in quick succession to reverse the result.City’s first win away from home since September means Manuel Pellegrini’s men lurk only a point behind Leicester and three behind Arsenal.The conditions were poor at Vicarage Road with the deluge of rain causing players to slip and slide everywhere but it was the hosts who settled the quickest with Almen Abdi fizzing a shot just wide of Joe Hart’s upright.In form striker Odion Ighalo had an opening for the Hornets when he ran into the City penalty area but Nicolas Otamendi recovered well to make a vital block.Ighalo was determined to add Manchester City to the list of his victims this season but was again denied, this time Hart saving well after Otamendi was turned on the edge of the area.It took Pellegrini’s side 30 minutes to get a clear-cut chance of their own when Heurelho Gomes first denied Fernandinho before Raheem Sterling ballooned the ball over the crossbar.City came out quickly after the break with Fernandinho coming close to breaking the deadlock with a bullet header that just went over the target.Watford did manage to score from their first corner of the half as Watson’s cross looked to have gone in directly, but replays showed the ball took a slight nick off the head of Kolarov.Toure had a chance to pull a goal back ten minutes later but as the ball reached the big Ivorian he leant back too far and spooned the ball over the bar.Kevin De Bruyne was the next to try his luck at the Watford goal after a neat interchange with the anonymous Aguero but Gomes got down well to keep the Belgian out.Etienne Capoue came within inches of doubling the Hornets’ lead as he bundled through two challenges before volleying the ball agonisingly wide of the post.And that miss proved costly as Toure – who had been poor all game – popped up at the near post to thump home Silva’s corner with a powerful volley.Two minutes later and City found themselves ahead when Aguero turned in Bacary Sagna’s perfectly whipped cross.The quick double salvo from City mean Watford missed the chance to move level on points with Tottenham in fourth.last_img read more


Hearing will decide if murder suspect competent to be tried

first_imgWHITTIER – A hearing will be held next month to determine if a man accused of stabbing his disabled cousin to death is mentally competent to stand trial. Gray Maria, 23, has pleaded not guilty to killing Mara Del Real and assaulting Victor Najera with a screwdriver. Del Real, 19, had cerebral palsy and was in a wheelchair. The criminal complaint alleges that Maria, who is also known as Luis Albert Gomez, used a knife to kill Del Real. His defense claims he is mentally incompetent and relatives have said he suffers from schizophrenia. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityMaria’s attorney, Stephen Rodriguez, couldn’t be reached after several calls for comment Tuesday. Deputy District Attorney Hector Gutierrez said their expert, a psychiatrist, examined Maria on Aug. 29. He said a mental competency hearing for Maria is set for Nov. 14 at Norwalk Superior Court. Maria is being held without bail at the Twin Towers Correctional Facility in Los Angeles. The charges stem from the June 22, 2006, fatal stabbing of Del Real, 19, in her home in the 7300 block of Ridgeview Lane in the unincorporated area of west Whittier and an earlier attack on Najera at the McDonald’s restaurant at 11755 Whittier Blvd. in Whittier. Gutierrez said Najera, who was then 17, lived in Whittier at the time. Sheriff’s detectives later found out about the attack at the McDonald’s, which was handled by Whittier police. “He allegedly attacked this kid hours earlier,” said Jane Robison, spokeswoman for the District Attorney’s Office. She said Maria saw Najera near the McDonald’s and accused the teen of being a gang member. Najera isn’t a gang member, she said. Najera ran to the restaurant to ask for help. “(Maria) stabs him with a screwdriver, throws it down the drain,” said Sgt. Mitch Loman of the sheriff’s Homicide Bureau. “He runs from the McDonald’s, goes to his uncle’s house.” Maria watched television with his cousins, Del Real and her older brother. Loman said when the brother left the room to wash his face and change clothes, Maria allegedly grabbed a kitchen knife and stabbed Del Real. She died at Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital in Whittier. Loman said Maria was arrested the next day at a hotel in Hollywood. (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3026 160Want 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



first_imgONE Donegal town is going FIVER FRIDAY mad this week…..The annual event, run by RTE Radio One’s Joe Duffy on his Liveline programme, is back on this Friday.It’s a day where businesses offer bargains for €5, helping to support communities and businesses. Donegal Daily is supporting the initiative; so if you want to join in, contact Liveline and then let us know….and we’ll let our 64,000 daily readers know too.Buncrana – and every business in it – is joining.Buncrana Chamber of Commerce have coordinated fantastic offers for Fiver Friday.Said Joe: “We’re delighted to have the following businesses on board. Get out there and see what they have to offer on the day! SuperValu Buncrana / The Coffee Cup / Pixcam / Bernie’s Barbers / Macs / The Strand Hotel Ballyliffin / Hegarty’s Home Interiors / Callaghan Jewellers / Card n Candies / O Donnell’s Broadway / O Flaherty’s Bar / Gallagher Meats / Glow Beauty Salon / Glamour by Breige / D K Beauty @ Glamour / Cullens Cockhill / The Jewel Casket / John Barr Boutique / Shoe and Sport Store / Grants Butchers / Liam’s Barbers / The Lily Rose Café and Sandwich Bar / Munchies Sweet Shop / Topline Fashions / Joan’s Beauty Salon / Joe McConnell Furniture / Valu Clean-2 shirts wash / Michelle’s Beauty and Injury Clinic / Crossans The Jewellers / McLaughlin Motor Factors / Healthwise / Grants Shoes / An Siopa Gruaige / Brennans Pharmacy / Premier Meats / Health Food Store / The Lunch Box / McDaids Bathroom Plumbing Tiles / Lieus Bar / Stationary 2000 / WM Grant Insurance / Zissors / Bloomin’ Marvellous / Bliss Hair Studio / Crana Joinery / The Inishowen Gateway Hotel BUNCRANA SET TO GO BARGAIN MAD ON ‘FIVER FRIDAY’ was last modified: October 21st, 2014 by John2Share 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:buncranadonegalfiver fridaylast_img read more


Hampshire and England batsman Michael Carberry diagnosed with cancerous tumour

first_img Michael Carberry 1 Former England batsman Michael Carberry has been diagnosed with cancer, his county side Hampshire have announced.The 35-year-old, who last played for England in May 2014, missed Hampshire’s County Championship game with Warwickshire which ended on Wednesday after feeling unwell.Hampshire said in a statement: “Following recent reports about his health and now that he has spoken fully to his family, friends and team-mates, Hampshire Cricket can confirm that after a brief period of feeling unwell, a specialist has determined that Michael Carberry has a tumour that is cancerous.“Further tests will be undertaken before the relevant treatment commences.”last_img


Valley man’s murderer will spend life in prison

first_img160Want 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 MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champAuthorities said two masked men followed Rawlings to his Woodland Hills home and forced him into the trunk of his Bentley. The pair also stole jewelry and other items from the home and fled in the car. Rawlings’ wife hid on the roof of the house with the couple’s children during the attack and she called 911. Police officers arrived as the Bentley was leaving and pursued it. During the chase, the Bentley hit another vehicle, crashed into a tree and burst into flames. Rawlings was thrown from the trunk and hit a brick wall. He died at a hospital two days later. The robbers fled, but Kirrell Francis Taylor was arrested while in jail on an unrelated charge. Authorities said DNA evidence led them to him. He also was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole. Graham, who had a 1988 assault conviction, fled to Chicago and then to Florida. The murder was profiled twice on the TV program “America’s Most Wanted” and prompted a tip that led to his 2004 arrest in Hollywood, Fla. A man was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday in the 1999 murder of a San Fernando Valley businessman who was stuffed in the trunk of his Bentley and died as his kidnappers fled police. Boris George Graham, 37, was sentenced in Van Nuys Superior Court and will not be eligible for parole. Graham was convicted of first-degree murder, kidnapping and other charges in the slaying of Christopher Rawlings, a 30-year-old clothing-store owner who wore a diamond-encrusted Rolex watch. During trial, jurors were told that DNA evidence linked him to a ski mask found in the exotic car. Graham’s attorney, Marilynn VanDam, has promised to appeal. last_img read more


Diminishing returns

first_imgSacramento politicians did little in 2007, but still got a pay raise. Starting Tuesday, there’s a whole new list of things people can, and cannot, do in California, thanks to men and women elected to represent us in Sacramento. Too bad most of the 750 new laws Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed this year – of the 964 total that the Legislature passed – do little about the state’s real problems. In fact, 2007 will go down as one of Sacramento’s more unproductive years, marked more by the pols quarrelling among themselves than by making California a better place to live, work and visit. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan ClarksonLawmakers might boast about the minimum-wage increase, which takes effect Tuesday, and the ban on handheld cell phones while driving, which goes into effect this summer. But those laws were actually passed during the 2006 legislative session; it just took a while for them to be implemented. Perhaps Senate and Assembly leaders were looking forward to a do-little year. So, what were state pols doing in 2007, besides figuring out how to spend the raises on their six-figure salaries and passing a budget that doesn’t pencil out? They were busy not solving the bigger issues in front of them, most notably health-care reform and political redistricting. Instead they were putting their political energies into self-serving projects such as placing a ballot measure to help them keep their jobs longer, and then forcing the presidential primary earlier to help them get the term-limit change initiative passed. But not to worry. They do have something to show for the whole legislative year: laws about sperm washing (SB 443, by Sen. Carole Migden, D-San Francisco), lifting a ban on kangaroo product imports (SB 880, by Sen. Ronald Calderon, D-Montebello) and, thankfully, making it illegal to force a person to to have a radio frequency identification device implanted in their body (SB 30, Sen. Joe Simitian, D-Palo Alto). Your tax dollars at work. 160Want 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


UCLA basketball notes: Farmar to keep playing

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson Farmar iced his foot in a bucket immediately after UCLA’s win Thursday at Arizona for about 20 minutes and also on the nearly two-hour bus trip from Tucson back to Phoenix. Farmar’s foot was stepped on again in UCLA’s 85-79 win over the Wildcats, and he stayed up until 2:30 a.m. icing the ankle. But it already was sore by early Friday afternoon. Against Arizona, Farmar was 3 for 8 from the field but he made four crucial free throws in the final 20 seconds. Against Cal on Dec. 31, he was 2 for 11. Many of his shots have been short, but Farmar said he didn’t want to use the ankle as an excuse. “They all feel good but they’re not going in,” Farmar said. “I don’t know what it is. I’m just trying to do what I can and get shots up during the week where I can get back into a rhythm and start feeling good again. Hopefully, I can start knocking them down.” Farmar isn’t practicing between games, which is likely the reason for his rusty shooting touch. PHOENIX – Less than 24 hours after saying he needed a break to rest his sprained right ankle, UCLA’s Jordan Farmar said he’ll play against Arizona State today. A week off would be nice, but Farmar doesn’t think that will cut it. “The problem is, will that be enough time to really heal it? If I take that time off and roll it again, then I just wasted time,” Farmar said. “If I take time off, I really have to take time off – two, two and a half weeks. That’s the battle right now. “If I’m going to take time off and let it heal, I’m going to let it heal. If not, then I’m going to suck it up and play through it.” center_img UCLA coach Ben Howland pointed to Farmar’s three-point play, a nice flip pass to Ryan Wright for a dunk and his free throws against Arizona as proof that the Bruins are still better with him on the floor, even if he’s hobbling at times. “With the ankle, (he) can’t practice and (he) doesn’t have the reps,” Howland said. “He’s not even doing as much shooting. We’re still more likely to win with him in there at 75-80 percent then we are if he’s not playing at all, and he knows that.” Farmar scored 11 points and had four assists against Arizona but but also committed six turnovers. Still, the young Bruins (12-2 overall) are tied for second in the Pac-10 with a 2-1 conference record. And today they face Arizona State, which hasn’t won a conference game. Farmar has his ankle tightly taped , and that’s working for now. “I want to be out there,” Farmar said. “If I can keep from rolling it in a game, if I could go a couple of games without stepping on someone’s foot, that would help the process. They’re doing a good job with me with the practice schedule, doing rehab and cardio. That helps a lot.” Jill Painter, (818) 713-3615 160Want 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


Men’s Top 25: Pitt stays unbeaten

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! at 12 Pittsburgh 73, DePaul 65 Aaron Gray scored 20 points and Carl Krauser had 19 for the Panthers, who shook off a 13-point deficit to remain one of three unbeatens in Division I. Pitt (13-0, 2-0 Big East) went 20 of 28 at the free-throw line to DePaul’s 5 of 8. last_img read more