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Spurs chase ex-Real Madrid talent spotter Campos to be sporting director

first_imgEurope’s biggest clubs including Manchester United, Arsenal, Barcelona and AC Milan have all looked to persuade Campos to become their sporting director and now Mourinho has joined Tottenham, Campos is in demand again.Mourinho has already raided Lille by appointing Joao Sacramento as his assistant manager and he’ll be hoping his friend Campos will join him in a bid to push Spurs up from their current league position of 14th.Spurs were linked with a move for Juventus star Paulo Dybala in the last transfer window and should a deal for Campos go through, they’ll be hoping they can unearth some gems like he has at Monaco and Lille. TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR are reportedly trying tempt Lille sporting director Luis Campos to the club as new boss Jose Mourinho aims to rescue the club’s season.Campos and Mourinho are good friends after working together at Real Madrid and the new Spurs boss will hope he can persuade the sporting director to North London.2 Sporting director Luis Campos is a man in demandCredit: Getty – ContributorBefore joining Lille, Campos was previously at Monaco where he recruited a host of talent.That included Benjamin Mendy for £11million, Bernardo Silva for £13.5m and Fabinho for £5m as they went on to beat wealthy PSG to the Ligue 1 title in 2016-17.He also helped discover Anthony Martial, who went on to join Manchester United.After leaving Monaco Campos boldly claimed: “I don’t want to appear arrogant, but I assure you I will create other masterpieces like this in my career.”Nicolas Pepe, Arsenal’s record signing, was another player Campos helped on his way to a big money move. 2 Jose Mourinho was today unveiled as the new Tottenham Hotspur managerCredit: Getty – Contributorlast_img read more

Culture key to Warriors success

first_imgOn March 10th 1995 a New Zealand rugby league legacy was born. The Warriors make history running through a lit Mount Smart Stadium tunnel for the very first time.Among those who ran out on that historic day was a 23-year-old Stephen Kearney.Now 23 years on, the team he now coaches will begin their season on the exact same date in Perth with an objective to get the club back to winning ways.”Certainly the hard work that the boys have put in during the preseason is about putting it all together for round one.” says Stephen Kearney.”We’re coming up against a challenging side so it’s about the expectation of piecing the improvements and working on it on Saturday.”Kearney has been busy in the off-season signing New Zealand internationals Adam Blair and Tohu Harris.He’s named a 21-man squad which includes seven debutants, in the hope of rectifying last year’s disappointing results.But former Kiwis coach Graham Lowe says it will take more than a few fresh faces to turn things around in 2018.The Warriors lost their last nine games of the season last year and Lowe says a lack of club culture is stopping the club from gaining credibility.”Culture is about the expectation, how everyone treats results, accountability.” says Lowe.”It’s not about how you do your hair, it’s about what it takes to be a good footy club and that’s lacking at the Warriors.”The Warriors are yet to win in Western Australia after nine attempts, and an unsuccessful result this weekend will be added pressure on Kearney’s coaching role.”When you coach it’s always your last chance it’s one of those jobs where you’re measured by your last result.” says Lowe.”Blind Freddy can tell that the Warriors performances in recent years have been woeful, that would’ve been praying on Stephen’s mind.””it’s up to him to make the appropriate changes.”Warriors stalwart Sir Peter Leitch A-K-A the Mad Butcher has kept the faith during the lean years and says he’s liked what he’s seen during the off-season.”They have just got to do the work on the work on the field, simple as that. ” says Leitch.”They’ve got a new CEO, some new players, new fitness trainer – I can see a light at the end of the tunnel.”Kick off against South Sydney is at 9pm (NZT), the Warriors first home game of the season is against the Gold Coast Titans next weekend.last_img read more

Matthews Ridge without stable power after generator turbocharger theft

first_imgThe Hinterland Electrification Company Inc, an agency within the Public Infrastructure Ministry, issued a report to the Ministry of the theft of a turbocharger from the generator at Matthews Ridge, Region One (Barima-Waini).As a result of the stolen turbocharger, residents within Matthews Ridge are currently experiencing power outages. The matter has been reported to the relevant authority and the Ministry in a statement said it is working prudently to recover the stolen turbocharger or to have it replaced.According to the Ministry, last weekend, as the mechanical engineer conducted maintenance work on the generators, he observed several parts were missing from the 156VA Cummins generator.An investigation was immediately launched at the power station to find the missing equipment.Moreover, the Ministry outlined that it was upon this investigation that the station operator allegedly confessed that he had removed the turbocharger from the generator and sold it to a miner.The station operator is currently in custody at the Matthews Ridge Police Station as the investigation continues.last_img read more

I just want to play! Coloccini distances himself from the Newcastle manager’s job

first_img1 Newcastle skipper Fabricio Coloccini insists he has no designs on the manager’s job with Alan Pardew’s exit imminent.The 33-year-old Argentina international was an early favourite with the bookmakers when news of Crystal Palace’s approach for Pardew emerged, although sources on Tyneside were swift to dismiss the speculation.Now Coloccini has re-affirmed his intention to concentrate on his playing career having first been linked with the post last year when Pardew found himself under intense pressure.Speaking after his side’s roller-coaster 3-3 Premier League draw with Burnley on Thursday afternoon, he said: “I am a football player now and want to play for a few years more. I want to enjoy being on the pitch.“It’s not for now.”Assistant manager John Carver took charge of the team with Pardew in the stands for Palace’s trip to Aston Villa, and Coloccini admitted it had been a tough few days for the players.He said: “It is a difficult situation, but John Carver is with us. He has the experience to take the job.“Of course it is difficult, but it has not affected the team. When you go on the field, you have to leave all the problems behind you.” Newcastle captain Fabricio Coloccini last_img read more

Giants Ahly, Wydad suffer CAF Champions League losses

first_img0Shares0000ASEC Mimosas of the Ivory Coast defeated Wydad Casablanca of Morocco 2-0 in Abidjan Saturday to remain contenders for a CAF Champions League quarter-finals place. © AFP / ISSOUF SANOGOJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Mar 9 – African giants Al Ahly of Egypt and Wydad Casablanca of Morocco lost CAF Champions League group matches Saturday, placing their chances of reaching the quarter-finals in the balance.A Tuisila Kisinda goal six minutes from time condemned record eight-time champions Ahly to a 1-0 Group D defeat by V Club of the Democratic Republic of Congo in Kinshasa. Burkina Faso-born Amed Toure bagged a second-half brace for ASEC Mimosas of the Ivory Coast to deliver a 2-0 Group A win over twice champions Wydad in Abidjan.By winning, 1973 African champions V Club joined Ahly on seven points with the Egyptians clinging to first place on head-to-head records having won the first meeting 2-0.JS Saoura of Algeria host Simba SC of Tanzania later Saturday in Bechar and a win for either club would lift them to the top of the standings with one round remaining.While Ahly are chasing a ninth title and V Club a second, Saoura and Simba hope to reach the quarter-finals of the elite African club competition for the first time.The heroics of goalkeepers Nelson Lukong, a 38-year-old Cameroonian, for V Club and Mohamed el Shenawy for Ahly kept the Kinshasa clash goalless until six minutes from time.V Club came closest to breaking the deadlock during the first half with a header from leading scorer Jean-Marc Makusu Mundele rebounding off the post.Lukong was at his most agile early in the second half to deny Nasser Maher, Nigerian Junior Ajayi and Karim ‘Nedved’ Walid in quick succession.El Shenawy was equally impressive midway through the second half to foil Ngonda Muzinga, whose close-range shot after a Kisinda back-heel appeared goal bound.The match winner had an element of luck as 19-year-old Kisinda scored his first goal of the Champions League campaign via a deflected shot.Toure, who was born in Ouagadougou and has Burkinabe and Ivorian nationality, ended a five-match goal drought by constantly threatening 2017 champions Wydad in the second half.The 31-year-old striker broke the deadlock on 68 minutes and put the result beyond doubt with his second goal two minutes from time.Toure last scored for 1998 African champions ASEC in a qualifying victory over Stade Malien of Mali in Bamako last December.ASEC have seven points, the same number as Wydad and Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa, who host bottom club Lobi Stars of Nigeria later Saturday near Pretoria.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Comet dust craft lands safely in Utah desert

first_imgDUGWAY PROVING GROUND, Utah – For a split second during Stardust’s white-knuckle descent to Earth, it looked like the space capsule carrying comet dust was in trouble.Mission control at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena could not immediately tell if the capsule had unfurled its first parachute for landing.Scientists held their breath as the ghost of the Genesis spacecraft replayed in their heads. Two years ago, Genesis crashed into the Utah desert, cracking open like a giant clamshell, as it carried solar wind particles.Stardust averted disaster and became the first space probe to return tiny fragments from a comet that scientists believe could be the leftover building blocks of the solar system formed about 4.5 billion years ago.Cheers erupted when the capsule opened its second – and main – parachute, guiding it to a pre-dawn landing in the remote desert Sunday.“All stations, we have a touchdown,” mission control radioed.Unknown to engineers, the first parachute also had been released, but it was too small for infrared cameras to see it, said Tom Duxbury, project manager of the $212million mission.Carlton Allen, a scientist at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, saw it all unfold live on television at Dugway Proving Ground.“It’s an absolute triumph,” Allen said after the landing. “This is a mission that will deeply extend our knowledge of the solar system.”After a seven-year voyage snatching comet and interstellar dust, the Stardust capsule pierced Earth’s atmosphere at a flaming 29,000 mph – the fastest return of any man-made probe – and returned its precious cargo for scientists to study.“This is not the finish line. This is just the intermediate pit stop,” Duxbury said.About a million comet and interstellar dust grains – most smaller than the width of a human hair – are believed to be inside.The dust grains collected in 2004 are believed to be pristine leftovers from materials that formed the sun and planets. Some samples could be even older than the sun.Next stop for the capsule is the Johnson Space Center in Houston where scientists will unlock the canister later this week. After a preliminary examination, they will ship the particles to laboratories all over the world for further study.“Inside this thing is our treasure,” said principal mission scientist Don Brownlee of the University of Washington.Stardust’s successful return was a relief to the space agency, which suffered a setback in 2004 when Genesis slammed into the same salt flats after its parachutes failed to open.After the Genesis mishap, engineers rechecked Stardust’s systems. Duxbury noted that its white-knuckle return home went “like clockwork.”Early Sunday, the Stardust mothership released the shuttlecock-shaped capsule, which glowed as a bright orange fireball over parts of Nevada.Closer to the Dugway Proving Ground landing zone, the capsule shot out of the pre-dawn sky as a white flash of light before parachuting to a landing in soft mud.The capsule bounced three times before coming to rest on its side. Despite the jolt, the capsule didn’t crack, said Joe Vellinga of Lockheed Martin, who helped lead the recovery.After its retrieval, scientists in white protective suits spent the day cleaning the capsule and canister before the trip to Johnson Space Center. It will be days, however, before engineers learn how well the heat shield held up during the fiery re-entry.Meanwhile, the Stardust mothership remains in permanent orbit around the sun, but NASA is considering sending it to another comet or asteroid to snap photos. There won’t be another chance for a sample return because the only capsule was released.Stardust was the third attempted robotic retrieval of extraterrestrial material. The unmanned Soviet Luna 24, which brought back lunar rocks and soil, was the first. It was followed by Genesis.The Stardust spacecraft was launched in 1999 and has traveled nearly 3 billion miles, including three loops around the sun.In 2004, it survived a scary trip through comet Wild 2’s coma, a fuzzy halo of gas and dust, to snatch the cosmic dust with a tennis racket-sized collector mitt. Along the way, it also scooped up interstellar dust – tiny particles thought to be from ancient stars that exploded and died.During the flyby, the spacecraft also beamed back 72 black-and-white pictures showing broad mesas, craters, pinnacles and canyons with flat floors on the surface of Wild 2, a craggy comet that was about 500 million miles from Earth when Stardust was launched.Stardust was the latest mission designed to study comets up close.Six months earlier, NASA sent the Deep Impact probe into the path of an onrushing comet. The high-speed collision with comet Tempel 1 set off a celestial fireworks display in space and revealed the comet’s primordial interior.Scientists have been analyzing the voluminous debris hurled from the comet’s belly and are trying to figure out the size of the crater caused by the impact. 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first_imgRuairi Keating has returned to Finn Park ahead of the new season and could play against his parent club Sligo tomorrow night.Finn Harps continue their pre-season preparations when they travel to The Showgrounds to face Sligo Rovers tomorrow night. Harps have remained unbeaten throughout an impressive pre-season campaign thus far and haven’t conceded a goal.The encouraging signals coming out of Finn Park was further boosted by the news Ruairi Keating was returning to the club on loan. Keating enjoyed a fruitful spell last season while on loan at Harps before parent club Sligo Rovers called him back in July.They also captured Regan Donelan on loan and optimism is growing that this could be a successful season for Harps.They’re expected to a full deck of cards to choose from for tomorrow’s fixture with Sligo, with long-term absentee Packie Mailey the only player unavailable.The match is scheduled for The Showgrounds with a 7.45pm kick-off. FINN HARPS FACE SLIGO ROVERS AS NEW SEASON NEARS CLOSER was last modified: February 20th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Finn Harps FCFinn ParkFriendlynewsPre-seasonSligo RoverssoccerSportlast_img read more

‘Rogue agent demanded I pay him £50k over Zouma transfer’, reveals Everton chief

first_imgEverton sporting director Marcel Brands has revealed to talkSPORT he was told to pay £50,000 to a rogue agent he’d never even met following the Toffees’ signing of Kurt Zouma.French defender Zouma, 23, completed a season-long loan move from Chelsea to Goodison Park in a late summer deal, which was officially confirmed the day after the transfer deadline.Agents have been making the headlines more and more over the past few years, with their sometimes obscene fees turning them into major players in the transfer window.And it appears there are a few daring individuals trying to get a piece of the action, as Brands explained in an EXCLUSIVE interview with talkSPORT host Jim White on Thursday.Asked about the craziest demand he ever got from an agent, the Everton chief explained: “There was one agent, I don’t know him, but he sent me a message saying, ‘congratulations with Zouma, can I send my invoice for 50k to you?’ 1 Zouma spent last season on loan at Stoke City from Chelsea center_img “But I never spoke to him – it was crazy!“There are so many agents and people thinking they are involved.“The things that happen (with agents) are getting stranger and stranger, and that’s not a good thing for football.”He added: “I’ve never seen so many agents ever in my life as I have in England.READ: More Everton players could leave before the transfer deadline, reveals Marcel Brands “It’s unbelievable, there are a lot of agents involved in all kinds of things – too many, I think.“I was polite in the beginning to meet a lot of agents and let them introduce themselves, but later on I have to work on the targets that were important to Everton.”Listen back to talkSPORT’s interview with Everton sporting director Marcel Brands, as he talks the Richarlison and Yerry Mina deals, Marca Silva’s hopes for the season and more, IN FULL above!last_img read more


first_imgThe GAA senior league continued today with a number of tight-contests.St Eunans managed to pip Kilcar while Glenswilly also managed to shade it again Mallin.In the late throw-in Gaoth Dobhair overcame the footballers of Glenties. Gaoth Dobhair 2-11 Naomh Conail 1-8Kilcar 2-9 St Eunans 1-13Dungloe 0-11 Four Masters 1-11Glenswilly 1-9 Malin 0-9 Ardara 1-8  St. Michael’s 2-12Gaoth Dobhair     Naomh Conail GAA: SENIOR LEAGUE DIVISION 1 RESULTS was last modified: April 19th, 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)last_img read more

Chelsea’s best kit sponsors – a trip down memory lane

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesThere was a time when the unveiling of a new football kit would be one of the biggest events of the year. Fans would rush to the club shop to get their eyes on the latest upgrade in the identity of their favourite football club.Nowadays new kits have lost their appeal. Almost every season a new home, away and third kit are unveiled to the fans – usually costing upwards of £50 just for a shirt. The shirt sponsors are normally bland too, with most clubs electing for gambling sponsorship rather than iconic brands such as Autoglass and Coors.Chelsea players will run out in their third kit, not to avoid a colour clash with the opposition but to fulfil commercial obligations to the sponsors.This is just another example of the rabid capitalism that is slowly eroding the game as we know it. But let’s not get bogged down in all of that. Instead let’s take a look at some of the best Chelsea kits from the past few decades.Home Kit – 1984/1985Cast your mind back to 1984, a time long before the arrival of Roman Abramovich, Richard Scudamore and ‘loyalty payments’. Michel Platini had just fired France to glory at Euro ’84, scoring 9 goals in the process. Allez les bleus was the collective call of not just France, but football purists around the world.With this in mind Chelsea put the design of their new home kit in the capable hands of Le Coque Sportif. The result was a blue jersey with horizontal strips as well as red trim on the shorts. The kit conjured memories of Gallic flare from the recent summer of fun as well as marking Chelsea’s return to the first division.Nigel Spackman, Pat Nevin and Kerry Dixon wore the kit with aplomb as they helped Chelsea to a sixth-place finish and a League Cup semi-final on their return to the big time.Away – 1997/1998Simple question, who is Chelsea’s greatest ever player? Simple answer, Gianfranco Zola. The Italian wizard delighted the Stamford Bridge faithful with his silky skills, sumptuous goals and impossible assists.When we think back to Zola in the pomp we are reminded of him wearing this yellow and blue striped classic. Admittedly with modern eyes the kit itself looks like a monstrosity. The fading stripes, the badge in the centre of the chest framed by a giant UMBRO logo. But it is still a classic.Even more so when you consider that Chelsea won the League Cup, the Cup Winners Cup and finished 4th in the Premiership.Away – 1994 – 1996No discussion of historic Chelsea kits would be complete without an entry from this abomination. The orange, grey, white and black concoction was thoroughly disgusting, but that’s what makes it iconic.It is a memorable kit and we’ll never forget it, no matter how hard we try. The nylon collar was probably an absolute pain for the players wearing it and not even Ruud Gullit could pull off this shirt.Luckily for the sponsors Coors, their brand logo was fairly difficult to spot with all the clashing colours and obscure lines.Home – 2003 – 2005Fly Emirates took over the main sponsorship of Chelsea kits in 2001 from Autoglass – who were responsible for some pretty good shirts. The brand logo fitted seamlessly into this classy, simple and elegant shirt.The kit also holds a special place in the hearts of Chelsea fans because it was worn during a unique period in the club’s history. This kit marked the beginning of the Roman Abramovich era, when Chelsea broke the duopoly of Manchester United and Arsenal in the Premiership.In the second season of this kit Jose Mourinho guided us to our first league title in 50 years, finishing with a record points tally of 95. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebookby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksRecommended for youAspireAbove.comRemember Pauley Perrette? Try Not To Smile When You See Her NowAspireAbove.comUndoLifestly.com25 Celebs You Didn’t Realize Are Gay – No. 8 Will Surprise WomenLifestly.comUndoUsed Cars | Search AdsUsed Cars in Tuen Mun Might Be Cheaper Than You ThinkUsed Cars | Search AdsUndoTopCars15 Ugliest Cars Ever MadeTopCarsUndoSingapore Property NewsRadisson Hotel Group opens new luxury beachfront resort in VietnamSingapore Property NewsUndoezzin.com20 Breathtaking Places to See Before You Dieezzin.comUndoFood World Magazine15 Fruits that Burn Fat Like CrazyFood World MagazineUndoDrhealth35 Foods That Should Never Be Placed in the RefrigeratorDrhealthUndolast_img read more