Tottenham target Saido Berahino chased ‘by 15 clubs’, claims West Brom boss Tony Pulis

first_img West Brom starlet Saido Berahino Tottenham could face a fight to land top target Saido Berahino before the end of the transfer window, with West Brom manager Tony Pulis claiming 15 clubs are chasing the 22-year-old.Spurs have already had a bid for the England Under-21 international turned down this summer, though the north London side are reportedly hoping a second offer of around £22milllion could convince the Baggies to sell their prize asset.Berahino was missing from West Brom squad to face Chelsea on Sunday, leading to rumours that his move to White Hart Lane had been completed.And Pulis while admitted the starlet was not in the right frame of mind to play after the speculation, he also added that Tottenham are not the only side who have registered an interest.The Baggies boss didn’t take kindly to questions about Berahino’s future following their narrow 3-2 defeat at the Hawthorns, telling the post-match press conference: “Everybody here today should be talking about the game and this wouldn’t be an issue.“Why are we talking about Saido today? We’re talking about Saido because of the transfer window. It can be disruptive and has been.“He is fine, there are no problems but it’s the transfer window which causes the problems. He needs to be protected, there’s loads of stuff going on in his mind, no just one club but 15 clubs. No-one should have this problem.” 1last_img read more

Liverpool favourites because we’re a big club! Rodgers dismisses Martinez barb ahead of Merseyside derby

first_img1 Brendan Rodgers Brendan Rodgers says Liverpool are happy to embrace their tag as favourites to win Sunday’s Merseyside derby as it proves they are a ‘big club’.Roberto Martinez tried to turn up the heat on Rodgers ahead of the crunch clash by claiming the amount of money he has spent – this summer’s £80million outlay was four times what Everton spent – means there is far more expectation on the visitors to Goodison Park.Rodgers refused to be riled by that statement, however, at his pre-match press conference as he insisted his side are used to the expectancy.“We will always take the favourite tag. When you are at Liverpool that is what you want,” he said.“We are happy if people want to put that onto us – we are Liverpool. There is no advantage or disadvantage for us.“If we are the favourites it shows we are a big club and people look to us as the team who want to have that initiative.“We are definitely a team where every game we go into the level of opponents’ games goes up and that is because of the nature of the club we are.“It shows you the level of expectancy here as opposed to another club. We are happy to live with that.”last_img read more

West Ham to snatch a Champions League spot, Villa set for drop – Coral Daily Download

first_imgSimon Clare joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.The Coral spokesman previews Monday night’s Premier League clash between Swansea and Stoke, with the home side narrowly favoured for the win at 21/20.He discusses West Ham’s brilliant form, following their victory over Crystal Palace, and reveals Slaven Bilic’s side are 25/1 to finish in the top four.He also looks at the bottom end of the table and says Aston Villa are 4/7 to be relegated after they dropped to 19th in the Premier League with their defeat at Chelsea.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img read more

This head-to-head record could worry Chelsea fans but excite Liverpool ahead of Saturday’s kick off

first_img 5 1. Jose Mourinho and Jurgen Klopp have drawn once – to see how many times Mourinho has beaten Klopp, click the arrow above – Jose Mourinho and Jurgen Klopp have met on four occasions in the Champions League when the German was in charge of Borussia Dortmund and the current Chelsea manager having the reins at Real Madrid. Now they come face to face again when the Blues host Klopp’s Liverpool so talkSPORT looks at their head-to-head record. The two have drawn once when, on November 6, 2012, it finished 2-2 between Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League group stage. 5. Jurgen Klopp has scored eight goals against Jose Mourinho – Klopp’s side has scored more goals, though, with Dortmund having put eight past Real in their four meetings. 5 5 3. Jurgen Klopp has beaten Jose Mourinho twice throughout his career – On October 24, 2012, Borussia Dortmund beat Real Madrid 2-1 in the Champions League group stage, and on April 24, 2013, the first leg of the semi-final finished 4-1 to the Bundesliga side. On that night, Robert Lewandowski scored all four goals. 2. Jose Mourinho has beaten Jurgen Klopp once – In their most recent meeting on April 30, 2013, their Champions League semi-final second leg finished 2-0 to Real Madrid. Borussia Dortmund still progressed to the final, nonetheless, winning 4-3 on aggregate having beaten the Liga side 4-1 in the first leg thanks to four goals from Robert Lewandowski. 4. Jose Mourinho has scored six goals against Jurgen Klopp – In four meetings in the Champions League, Mourinho’s Real Madrid have put six past Dortmund. 5 Jurgen Klopp could seal his first Premier League victory this weekend if the German guides Liverpool to a win against Jose Mourinho’s out-of-form Chelsea.The Blues have very much been the Reds’ bogey team over the past few seasons, yet few teams fear the reigning English champions at present.And in light of the upcoming fixture, talkSPORT has taken a look at Klopp and Mourinho’s head-to-head record to get us excited.The illustrious pair have met on four occasions in the Champions League when Klopp was in charge of Borussia Dortmund and Mourinho in the Real Madrid hotseat.And one manager has the clear bragging rights.Take a look at their head-to-head record, including goals scored, by clicking the yellow arrow above, right. 5last_img read more

£39m pair return to the line up? Predicted Chelsea XI v Newcastle

first_img 28. Cesar Azpilicueta (left back) 11 11 11 11 11 8. Oscar (attacking midfield) 11 11 4. Cesc Fabregas (centre midfield) 2. Branislav Ivanovic (right back) – see the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking the arrow above 12. John Obi Mikel (centre midfield) 26. John Terry (centre back) 19. Diego Costa (striker) 13. Thibaut Courtois (goalkeeper) 11 11 22. Willian (right wing) 10. Eden Hazard (left wing) 11 24. Gary Cahill (centre back) Chelsea v Newcastle United, kick off at 5.30pm on Saturday 13 February, is live on talkSPORT.The Blues are unbeaten in their last nine Premier League matches, but having won only three out of those fixtures, they must start to pick up victories soon.The defending Premier League champions are just six points ahead of the Magpies in 13th, thus a triumph will be crucial in their bid to break into the top 10. Gary Cahill is set to take over from Kurt Zouma, who suffered an anterior crucial ligament injury in the draw with Manchester United and has been ruled out for six months, but who else might come into the side?Will Eden Hazard get the nod? Could Pedro make a return?Take a look at talkSPORT’s predicted Chelsea XI versus Newcastle by clicking the yellow arrow above, right. 11last_img read more

Homeboy offers model to fight gangs

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityHe sees the answer to that question every day in the lives turned around at Homeboy’s bakery, its soon-to-open cafe, its landscaping business and such services as counseling, tattoo removal and help with academic subjects. But his message is even more important than Homeboy’s jobs and services. Young people who want to escape the pull toward gangbanging need a guiding hand, a sense of hope and reassurance that there are far better opportunities than the harsh life of the streets. Father Boyle has proved the point. The rest is up to those of us who live in ZIP codes far removed from downtown L.A., in areas where it would take many times more than $12.5 million to begin to resolve the damage caused by gang violence. There will never be enough charitable grants to create a Homeboys Industries in every neighborhood, with payrolls big enough to offer jobs to the many thousands of at-risk young people in Southern California. But we can learn from the Homeboy example. What works is to create opportunities to learn meaningful skills in schools, vocational programs and afterschool programs from adults who deeply believe that at-risk young people, just like the rest of us, can have promising futures. Eight years after a devastating fire, Homeboy Industries, the nonprofit business grown famous for employing former gang members, began reopening last week in its $12.5 million new facilities. The location is in downtown Los Angeles, but the celebration ought to be regionwide. Father Gregory Boyle, the priest who founded Homeboy 20 years ago, told the Los Angeles Times that every ZIP code in the county has had someone who turned to Homeboy looking for help. That is true figuratively, if not literally. For all the good Homeboy does for its 250 or so employees and 1,000 or so others it serves, you might wonder how much impact it could have in a region with thousands of gang members and scores of thousands of at-risk youngsters. Quite a lot, actually. Father Boyle says it well. As he told a reporter, Homeboy is announcing a message in the middle of the city: “What if we invested in people rather than try to incarcerate our way out of the problem?” Relatively low-tech work such as the Homeboy bakery and cafe can help transform lives. Higher-tech programs can do that and more, helping bridge the wide gap between lower-skill jobs and those that pay several times as much. But it all begins with the kind of hope inspired by the work done at Homeboy Industries. 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

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Around our Schools

first_imgWHITTIER – The Whittier Evangelical United Methodist Church will hold a free seminar called, “Are You Lost In MySpace?” from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Nov. 14 at its facility, 10262 Colima Road. Consultant Orlando Flores will examine MySpace and similar sites to show why these Web sites attract so many youths. Flores will give a demonstration of the sites, explain how they work, and what parents need to know to aid their child in using these sites constructively. For more information, call (562) 944-8909. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre Register for 2007 Holiday Camp WHITTIER – Registration for the city’s 2007 Holiday Camp will begin at 8 a.m. Nov. 13 at the Whittier Community Center, 7630 S. Washington Ave. The camp runs during the winter school break – from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 17 through Jan. 4 – and includes daily snacks, field trips, arts and crafts, sports and games and exciting enrichment activities. It takes place at Palm Park Activities Center, 5703 Palm Ave. Space is limited. For more information, call (562) 464-3438. Retired teachers hold lunch meeting WHITTIER – The California Retired Teachers Association (CRTA) of the Greater Whittier Area will meet at 11 a.m. Nov. 13 at the Greenleaf Masonic Center, 1200l E. Beverly Blvd. Retired teachers and staff, administrators, librarians, and interested persons are invited to the club’s business meeting at 11 a.m. and a luncheon that starts at noon. The program begins at 1 p.m. and features LEGACY, a three-person band and dance group that presents traditional music from both sides of the Atlantic. For information, call (562) 696-4474. Showcase features faculty artwork NORWALK – The Cerritos College Art Gallery will showcase the work of its faculty through Nov. 27 in its facility, located in Room 50 of the Fine Arts building on campus, 11110 Alondra Blvd. The annual exhibition includes works by faculty in many different media such as painting, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, graphic design, animation and photography. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. A map of the campus is available at www.cerritos.edu/guide For information, call (562) 860-2451, Ext. 2612, or visit www.cerritos.edu/gallery If you have an event or notice deserving attention, write us! Send your notice to Tracy Garcia, education reporter, at 7612 Greenleaf Ave., Whittier, CA 90602. You may call the office at (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3051, or send e-mail to tracy.garcia@sgvn.com160Want 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