Grand slam win adds spice to England’s Australia tour

first_imgNo sooner had England locked up a first Six Nations grand slam in 13 years at the weekend than coach Eddie Jones was turning his mind to their next challenge, the three Tests against Australia in June.The tour was already shaping up as the tastiest of the mid-year international series because of the coaching battle between Jones and his Wallabies counterpart Michael Cheika, but the grand slam is sure to add a little extra spice.Neither of the former team mates at Sydney’s Randwick club have ever been afraid to launch the odd verbal grenade when they feel it is appropriate and Jones tossed the first into the mix after England’s 31-21 triumph in Paris on Saturday.“Three-nil, that’d be a super tour,” he laughed. “Then I’d stay in Australia for a week and gloat.”England have had precious few victories in Australia over the years, although they did famously beat Jones’s Wallabies to win the World Cup in Sydney in 2003.The June series presents Jones with a chance to test England’s resurgence against the team that sent the hosts tumbling out of last year’s World Cup at the group stage with a 33-13 victory at Twickenham.“Look, it is fantastic to get a grand slam, fantastic to win the Six Nations but we want to be the number one team in the world,” Jones added in his comments to the British media.“To do that, we have to go down to Australia, beat Australia and then we will have started getting on the road. In the next two to three years we’ll have a side to beat the All Blacks.”Cheika was in Europe to watch the climax of the Six Nations but has been careful to lavish only praise on his former Coogee Oval club mate since Jones took the England job.“I think we should be proud of what he’s doing. He’s formed here and brought up coaching rugby in Australia,” he said at Australia’s Super Rugby launch last month.“He’s cut his teeth on that and now he’s in one of the most important coaching jobs in the world and he’s doing a good job.“That doesn’t mean we’re going to go any softer on each other, we’re going to go hard like the teams are going to go hard on each other when the tim0615e comes, no doubt.“But up until then, we should be looking on and be proud.”last_img read more

Spurs sign Brazilian winger Moura from PSG

first_imgTottenham Hotspur have signed Brazilian winger Lucas Moura from Paris St Germain, the English club said on their website on Wednesday.The 25-year-old has joined for a fee of around 25 million pounds and could make his debut against Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday.“I’m so, so happy,” said Moura, who has won 30 caps and is in contention for a place in Brazil’s World Cup squad. “It’s a new chapter in my life, a new challenge for me.“I’ve joined a big club with big players and I look forward to playing and helping the team.”Moura has found it difficult to break into the PSG team since the arrivals of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe last year and has only made six substitute appearances in all competitions this season.In the 2016-17 campaign he scored 12 goals in Ligue 1 and provided five assists. Overall, he netted 46 goals in 229 appearances for the French club.At Spurs he will join up with former PSG team mate Serge Aurier, who made the same switch in August.“Serge said a lot of good things about the club, about the coach, about the fans. He’s crazy! He’s a very nice guy and an amazing player. I’m so happy to play with him again,” Moura said.Moura will also be eligible to play for Spurs in the Champions League.last_img read more

Lakers start season with LeBron, AD already sharing a bond

first_imgWhen the Lakers reported to their training complex Friday, LeBron and AD were the center of attention amid the revamped roster they helped to create. They posed for photos, joked easily with themselves and their teammates, and generally looked like they’ve been together for years.“It’s exciting to have such a beautiful young mind, a beautiful player, but also a great leader as well,” James said. “I think it’s a great opportunity for this franchise to have such an all-around great person. The basketball will speak for itself.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4Although Davis has one year left on his contract before free agency, the Lakers left no doubt they’re planning for a long-term future with the vaunted big man and his decorated new teammate. The Lakers’ roster was thoroughly revamped in the offseason, and general manager Rob Pelinka constantly consulted with James and Davis via three-way phone calls and text chains.“I think the front office did a great job of including LeBron and myself in the decisions to build this team,” Davis said. “Every guy that is on this team, me and LeBron had a say-so in, and I think that’s very important. It would be pretty weird to go to war with a guy you don’t really like, so they made sure to include us in every decision.” “I was shocked, just knowing that he worked so hard to try to get back from his quad and his Achilles,” Davis said. “He hasn’t really had the opportunity to be old DeMarcus, and he wanted this year to be the year, because he felt like he was very healthy, and then the ACL happened. But he’s in good spirits. He’s just happy to be here and still be around the team, and we support him all the way through.”VOGEL’S STARTThe Lakers’ new head coach almost got lost in the shuffle of media day. Frank Vogel and a coaching staff including Jason Kidd and Lionel Hollins will take charge for the Lakers’ opening practice Saturday with the goal of building a cohesive team out of all these new parts.Vogel isn’t giving away a potential starting lineup or rotations just yet, but he is thrilled to take over a team with strong veteran leadership.“When the belief is strong at the outset, then it’s about focusing in on the work, and we’re looking forward to getting after it,” Vogel said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next They also defeated the Monstars together, at least presumably: James spent part of his summer starring in “Space Jam 2” for Warner Bros., and he roped in Davis to play a part in the film coming out next year.Unlike his media mogul teammate, Davis chuckled and said his role in the sequel is “a one-time thing. That was very time-consuming. At least right now, I don’t see any more movies in my near future, but it was a fun experience.”James was the star of that show, but he doesn’t care about being the unquestioned star of the Lakers. In fact, James declared his hope that the Lakers’ offense will run through Davis, who is averaging 23.7 points per game over his seven-year NBA career.“We all know how great Anthony Davis is, and if we’re not playing through Anthony Davis, why is he on the floor then?” James asked. “It makes no sense to have him on the floor, because he’s that great. That doesn’t mean every time down the floor we throw it to him, but we have the ability to do that.”When he wasn’t dunking on cartoons, Davis also played a role in recruiting players to LA and persuading others to stay with the franchise he had just joined. The Lakers added sharpshooting veterans Danny Green, Jared Dudley and Troy Daniels in a bid to get the valuable spacing that will make the superstars more effective.ADVERTISEMENT Taal Volcano eruption: House to develop rehab plan for Batangas, Cavite, Laguna LATEST STORIES WATCH: World championship runner helps ailing rival cross the line No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist View comments Huge sinkhole swallows bus, kills six in China Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano PLAY LIST 01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown “I just told guys we definitely have the opportunity to do something special here this year,” Davis said. “All you can ask for is a chance in this league, and we definitely have a chance to do something special.”More things to know from the Lakers’ training complex:KUZMA’S HEALTHKyle Kuzma was upbeat despite a stress reaction in his left foot that will sideline him until at least mid-October. The third-year forward has set a goal to become an All-Star as the only remaining member of the Lakers’ young core, which was broken up in the trade for Davis.“Obviously I was disappointed, but it was good that we caught what I have at the right time,” said Kuzma, who felt the injury while training with the U.S. national team.DWIGHT RETURNSDwight Howard is back in the Lakers’ jersey for the first time since he left in 2013, the start of six unsatisfying years for the big man and the team he left behind. Howard’s new teammates say he is humbler, more introspective and determined to excel as a role player or something bigger.“I expect my teammates to hold me to a high standard, because I hole myself to one,” Howard said. “My job is to be the best Dwight Howard and the best teammate I can be.”DEMARCUS DOWNDeMarcus Cousins wasn’t available to reporters, but the big man was in his teammates’ thoughts. Davis is disappointed he probably won’t get a reunion with the star center, who badly injured his knee in an offseason workout shortly after signing with the Lakers. LOOK: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Part 3 takes you straight to hell with a Music Video and First Look-Images Los Angeles Lakers forwards LeBron James, center left, and Anthony Davis, center right, pose for photos during the NBA basketball team’s media day in El Segundo, Calif., Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)EL SEGUNDO, California— From the Warner Bros. soundstages to a private workout retreat in Las Vegas, LeBron James and Anthony Davis spent a whole lot of their long summer together.The Los Angeles Lakers superstars say they’ve already formed a bond before they hit the court as teammates. That offseason work is the foundation for their efforts to build an immediate contender together with this long-struggling franchise.ADVERTISEMENT Negros Occidental gov’t, church call for prayers for safety of Taal evacuees LOOK: Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruption MOST READ Francis Kong, Jason Magbanua headline ‘The School for the Passionate, New Bold U 2020’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘People evacuated on their own’last_img read more

Wayne Rooney to lead England to Wembley win, Gareth Bale to be Wales’ hero in Israel?

first_imgSimon Clare joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.The Coral spokesman looks ahead to a big day of racing on Saturday, which will see the winner of the Dubai World Cup take home more than £3.8m.He also previews England’s Euro 2016 qualifier against Lithuania on Friday night, revealing the Three Lions are 1/8 for the victory and Wayne Rooney is hot favourite to open the scoring at Wembley.And he looks at Wales’ Euro 2016 qualifier in Israel on Saturday, with Gareth Bale, under-pressure at Real Madrid, 7/4 to score anytime.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img read more


first_imgThe Inishowen Carnival Group and Earagail Arts Festival are delighted to announce two training opportunities as part of the Rural Carnival Skills Training Project funded by Donegal Local Development Company.The workshops are designed to provide skills necessary in the creation of large scale mechanical carnival props and participation is open to anyone aged 16+ resident in Donegal Local Development Company catchment area (excludes Inishowen, Gaeltacht and Letterkenny Urban area).We are keen to attract participants with trades skills such as welding, joinery, as well as anyone with an interest in sculpture and community arts. Lightweight Construction Techniques Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd May, 10am – 4pm, Ballybofey.The tutors are Liam Hirrell, Derek Doherty and Kevin O’Neill of the Inishowen Carnival GroupThis workshop will introduce techniques for the construction of medium to large scale carnival props using willow, plastic tubing and fibreglass rod as a basic structure covered with muslin, paper and other materials to create a variety of light weight solid forms.Mechanical Structures, Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th June 2011. 10am – 4pm. (TBC) The tutors are John Quinn and Paddy Bloomer (BEAT Initiative Belfast and the venue is the Old Fire Station, KillybegsParticipants will explore key techniques in the design and making of large scale mechanical carnival props for street parades and festival events looking at examples of large scale work by international groups, exploring design ideas and discussing issues regarding building, performance and long term maintenance, and creating the basic structures of at least two large carnival props by the end of the weekend.Meanwhile the Carnival Skills Community Outreach Project continues to be very popular.The project takes place in Milford, Ballybofey, Ardara and Killybegs – between May and July and is at encouraging local community members to learn skills which will be useful in creating costumes and props for community carnivals and other community performances.Workshops will include making of hats, headgear, back packs, hand held props and costume making as well as rehearsals in preparation for local performances and for the Earagail Festival Parade in Letterkenny on the 9th July. Participation is FREE OF CHARGE but BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL as places are limited CONTACT KEVIN O’NEILL, Inishowen Carnival Group, Tel. 0876836478, 0749373375 email: – For more information please do not hesitate to contact.THE INISHOWEN CARNIVAL GROUP AND EARAGAIL ARTS FESTIVAL NEEDS YOU! was last modified: May 18th, 2011 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

Perpetual motion

first_imgIf there is one thing that Los Angeles has learned in Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s first year in office, it is this: He does not shy away from a fight in pursuit of his vision for the city. Whether taking on former allies at the teachers union, state legislators or even longtime constituents, Villaraigosa has unabashedly risked public and political ire in tackling controversial issues. Key advisers have often tried to slow him down, warning that he was breaking campaign pledges or alienating voters. The key battleground for the risk-taking mayor is school reform. He’s put his personal prestige on the line, asserting that he can do a better job of running Los Angeles schools even if he has only partial authority. Even as Villaraigosa balances this high-wire act that could crystalize his legacy as mayor, he has faced criticism from another direction: Devoting so much time to his school-takeover plan has cost him his focus on running the city. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2“He seems to be everywhere and doing everything and he doesn’t mind getting out there and mixing things up,” said veteran Democratic consultant Joe Cerrell. “The question is, how long can he keep it up and is it in the best interests of the city? Only time will tell.” Villaraigosa argues that being mayor means ensuring the city will survive and prosper in the future – which means trying to fix a troubled school system. “I did not run on a promise to take over the schools,” Villaraigosa said in his first-anniversary interview with the Daily News. “I came to the decision that for Los Angeles to become a great city, we need to do something with our schools. A failure rate that we have, with more than half the kids dropping out, is just unacceptable.” But it is not just on school reform that he has taken positions that alienate some supporters. He also has gone against his own environmental leanings – and a promise to Granada Hills homeowners – and agreed to allow the expansion of the Sunshine Canyon Landfill, which will be the largest urban landfill in the nation. He has opposed a salary increase for the Engineers and Architects Association, the first employee union to endorse his election last year against former Mayor James Hahn. He pushed through the once-unthinkable notion of a trash fee on residents to pay for his plan to hire more police officers. He has taken a variety of political positions – even when he could have stayed impartial – that have backfired, from backing a proposition for preschool funding that failed in the June primary to endorsing Assemblywoman Cindy Monta ez in her failed bid for the 20th District Senate seat. He gained national attention on a controversial issue when he spoke at an immigration rally that drew more than 500,000 people to the streets of downtown Los Angeles. “Look, I know I have taken on a lot of things,” Villaraigosa said. “When you do that, you run a risk of making people angry. But the people did not elect me to just keep the status quo. They didn’t elect me for all the promises I made. I didn’t make any more than anyone else. I think they elected me because they thought I would deliver on those promises.” Villaraigosa and his staff have put together an extensive list of more than 100 accomplishments in his first year – ranging from the basics of city services in filling more than 80,000 potholes to an aggressive effort to get more funding from Washington, D.C., and Sacramento for everything from transit programs to homeland security funding. “I think we have put Los Angeles back on the national map,” Villaraigosa said. “When I go back to Washington or up to Sacramento, a lot of the reaction is, we have been waiting for someone to come see us.” Neither of Villaraigosa’s predecessors – Hahn nor Richard Riordan – placed a priority on personal lobbying on the city’s behalf. Villaraigosa, in contrast, has already made more than a dozen trips to the two cities to lobby for legislation or seek funding. It is a pace that he pledges to continue indefinitely. “In my first 100 days, when I was so focused on touching every part of the city, people said, `Well, he’s still in campaign mode. He’s trying to demonstrate his energy. We’ll see what he does after that.’ “Then, it was the second 100 days, and people said, `He’s in perpetual campaign.’ Then, after six months, people were saying, `He couldn’t be doing this because he likes the job; he must be looking for something else,”‘ Villaraigosa said. “I tell people I love this job. When I ran for office, I promised I would work as hard as they do and that’s what I am doing and want to do.” Villaraigosa said part of it comes from the sense of responsibility. “Do you know what it is to grow up under the circumstances I did and to have a job like this?” Villaraigosa said. “I wake up every morning grateful and blessed to have this job.” Villaraigosa said he doesn’t believe he gets enough credit for what he has done to help stabilize the city’s finances, paying down a structural deficit by $45 million this year and looking to eliminate it over the next four years. He also believes he has helped get the city moving with his support of various projects – some of which began before he took office – as well as resolving issues that had blocked modernization of Los Angeles International Airport. One of those key issues was finding a way to pay for more police officers. Hahn and Riordan also had campaigned on a promise of hiring more officers, but unlike them, Villaraigosa was able to get the City Council to approve a trash fee increase to pay for it. “That alone is huge,” said Bill Wardlaw, the longtime Democratic political strategist who oversaw the successful campaigns of Hahn and Riordan. “I have to give him high marks. I have to say he is doing things that people expect in a mayor. He is everywhere, and I think people are proud to have him as mayor. “He is fully engaged, and getting that trash fee through shows he has the courage to take on a tough issue. No one else could have got that through. I know Dick Riordan tried. Jim Hahn tried. Even (former mayor) Tom Bradley tried and couldn’t do it.” Democratic consultant Cerrell, who has seen every mayor since Norris Poulson in the 1950s, said Villaraigosa is unique to Los Angeles politics. “No one has the flair and pizazz of this guy,” Cerrell said. “He’s everywhere in the city, whether it’s a high school where there was a gang fight or a cultural event that same night. He doesn’t miss a trick. And he seems to thrive on it.” Cerrell credits Villaraigosa with helping change public attitudes toward City Hall, particularly from the last year of a Hahn administration that was plagued with controversy and allegations of corruption. “People are talking positively about the city for the first time in a long time.” Part of the reason is that Villaraigosa also has been able to ride a crest of good news – some through inherited programs, some through the current economic cycle. With the local economy on the rise, increasing property values have helped fill public coffers with more revenue and a number of new developments have been launched. While the $2.5 billion la live entertainment-retail-sports complex downtown was announced under Hahn’s administration, construction work began under Villarigosa. As mayor, he also has pushed a number of other projects, from a massive Grand Avenue redevelopment to bringing in a Convention Center hotel – both expected to have some level of tax subsidies through a reinvestment of the city’s hotel-room tax. But Joel Kotkin, Irvine Senior Fellow at the New American Foundation and author of “The City: A Global History,” worries that Villaraigosa is just skimming the surface of issues. “He’s certainly got a good P.R. game going,” Kotkin said. “Right now, he’s been lucky. The city has this real estate bubble going and people are not focusing on the hard issues that will come up. “Issues like the pensions the city is going to have to pay. Issues like how do we justify spending hundreds of millions of dollars on a Convention Center hotel that benefits only a few people in the city.” Kotkin said Villaraigosa has also managed to govern with little opposition. “I keep wondering, where are the voices of dissent in the city,” Kotkin said. “What has happened is that he has created an almost monolithic political structure with little dissent.” Villaraigosa, a former speaker of the California Assembly and a member of the City Council, prides himself on his ability to work with his former colleagues and is deferential – for the most part – in dealing with them. It is his efforts to reform the schools that have become the most challenging, raising concerns and questions from everyone from parents and the school board to lawmakers and some teachers. “We did not elect Antonio Villaraigosa to be a school board member or superintendent, we elected him to be mayor,” said Scott Folsom, president of the 10th District PTSA, who has voted for Villaraigosa in all his past elections. Like many involved with schools, Folsom welcomed Villaraigosa’s initial criticism of the district and offers of help with programs such as LA’s BEST and health care. “I just think he’s going too far in wanting to take complete control of the schools,” Folsom said. “I voted for him because he can be a dynamic leader. I just wish he’d back away from this.” But Jaime Regalado, executive director of the Pat Brown Institute at California State University, Los Angeles, said the battles appear to invigorate Villaraigosa and end up strengthening him – particularly among centrist voters. “He’s in a real tough fight with some of the people who are his friends,” Regalado said. “But to the average citizen, they think he’s right to try to change the school system. This is a positive issue for him and it’s something only someone like a Villaraigosa can pull off.” (213) 978-0390160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Real Madrid star set for new contract with staggering €500MILLION release clause

first_img Marco Asensio Real Madrid star Marco Asensio is set to snub interest from the likes of Arsenal and Chelsea and pen a new long-term deal with the Spanish giants.The contract, which is expected to run until 2023, is said to include a release clause set at a huge €500m (£442m), almost twice as much as Paris Saint-Germain paid to sign Neymar.The 21-year-old is regarded as one of the best young players on the planet having established himself as a regular member of Zinedine Zidane’s starting XI at Madrid.The Bernabeu club paid his boyhood club Mallorca just £3.5m to land him in 2014 and he was swiftly loaned back to them.He also spent a season out on loan at Espanyol before being integrated into the first team at Madrid during the summer of 2016.He ended last season with 23 La Liga appearances for the club, with 11 coming from the start and he has already played six times in the league this term.Now he is set to be rewarded with a new long-term deal which will end speculation that he may leave the club.Both Arsenal and Chelsea have been linked with the playmaker but reports in Spain have now suggested he has agreed a new deal at Madrid which will be announced later this week. 1last_img read more

Emphatic Sean MacCumhaills cruise to Under-21 win over Ardara

first_imgSEAN MACCUMHAILLS had 15 points to spare as they cruised past Ardara and into the Under-21 Championship quarter-finals. Sean MacCumhaills 2-19 Ardara 1-7By Chris McNulty at Sean MacCumhaill Park Two goals in the space of a minute midway through the second half by Carl Dunnion and Chad McSorley added to an already-lopsided encounter.Dunnion palmed home in the 46th minute after Padhraic Patton was denied twice, first by the underside of the River End crossbar and then by a goal-line block. Dunnion was quickest to react in the crowd to steer in.That one had barely been digested when MacCumhaills hit a second goal as McSorley finished from Luke Gavigan’s centre. The game had become a procession before then with the home side dominating from the off and the winning margin by no means flattered the Twin Towns side, who were sent firmly on their way by Oisin Gallen’s (pictured) handful of first-half points to give them a 0-14 to 1-3 lead at the changeover. Gallen whizzed over a pair of points inside the opening 85 seconds and the tone was set.MacCumhaills were 0-6 to no score in front by the tenth minute with Gallen adding another two to his tally before Johnny McHugh came up from corner-back to break the Ardara duck.The ordeal could have been worse for Ardara with MacCumhaills’ Fintan Griffin and Jamie Keegan both having shots blocked on the goal-line.With the hosts 0-8 to 0-2 ahead, Joel Bradley-Walsh had another sight of goal but he shot wide of the mark when he should’ve hit the target.Gallen bent over a delicious point from the ’45 and Gavigan’s monster score came during a flurry of six quick-fire scores that opened up an 11-point deficit.  Deep into added time at the end of the first half, Ardara narrowed the margin when Stefan Boyle smashed home from close-range after Niall McCrossan’s free dropped short. Bradley-Walsh, with a free and a ’45, kept the board ticking for the hosts after the re-start before the two goals hammered in the nails. Sean MacCumhaills: Jamie Bell; Jack Burke, Christopher Gallagher, Pete Byrne; Caelum Bonar, Aaron Gillooley, Luke Gavigan (0-1); Chad McSorley (1-0), Padhraic Patton; Carl Dunnion (1-4), Joel Bradley-Walsh (0-5, 2f, 2 ’45), Oisin Gallen (0-6, 2f); Fintan Griffin, Jamie Keegan (0-3), Rory Mulligan. Subs: Austin Duignan, Jack Duffy, Jack McGeehin Ciaran McMenamin. Ardara: Matthew McGlynn; Charlie Kennedy, Eoin Harkin, Johnny McHugh (0-1); Matthew Sweeney, Shane White, Zach Gallagher; Robbie Adair (0-1), Oisin Brennan (0-1); Daryl Maguire, Stefan Boyle (1-3, 2f), Johnny Sweeney (0-1); Brian White, Niall McCrossan, Callum Malley. Subs: Tony Harkin, Paul Walsh, Emmet Byrne, Gerard McHugh.  Referee: Eugene McHale.Emphatic Sean MacCumhaills cruise to Under-21 win over Ardara was last modified: October 19th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare 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:2019 Donegal U21 ChampionshipArdaraCarl DunnionJamie KeeganJoel Bradley-WalshLuke GaviganOisin GallenSean MacCumhaillsStefan Boylelast_img read more

Dancing duchess primed for competition

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Actors and athletes have busted some amazing moves on “Dancing with the Stars,” including its new champion, football great Emmitt Smith. Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, is hoping the show will make room for a royal. “I’d quite like to go on `Dancing with the Stars,”‘ Ferguson tells “Inside Edition.” “I’d like them to teach me the tango.” Ferguson, 47, says she was turned on to the romantic dance during a visit to Buenos Aires, Argentina.last_img

FA Cup fifth round draw: When is it? Where can I watch it? What number is my team?

first_img Latest FA Cup News FA Cup fifth round draw: Who will get who? Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman FA Cup fifth round draw: What are the ball numbers?1 SWANSEA CITY2 AFC WIMBLEDON3 SHREWSBURY TOWN OR WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS4 MILLWALL5 BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION OR WEST BROMWICH ALBION6 BRISTOL CITY7 DERBY COUNTY8 DONCASTER ROVERS Clubs took a step closer to FA Cup glory this weekend when they booked a place in the fifth round of the historic tournament.Chelsea, winners last season when they beat Manchester United 1-0 at Wembley, are on course to retain the trophy thanks to their win against Sheffield Wednesday, which saw Gonzalo Higuain make his debut and pass up the chance to score from the spot. United, meanwhile, dumped out Arsenal on Friday in the pick of fourth round ties.Tottenham lost at Crystal Palace and joined Everton, West Ham, Newcastle and Burnley in exiting the cup at the weekend.Wimbledon and Millwall earned memorable wins while Newport and Shrewsbury secured impressive replays against Middlesbrough and Wolves.National League side Barnet are the lowest ranked team left in the cup and take on Championship side Brentford on Monday night.With a date in May’s final the goal for every club left, what about the draw for the fifth round? 9 CHELSEA10 WATFORD11 MIDDLESBROUGH OR NEWPORT COUNTY12 MANCHESTER CITY13 BARNET OR BRENTFORD14 PORTSMOUTH OR QUEENS PARK RANGERS15 MANCHESTER UNITED16 CRYSTAL PALACE* Fifth round ties to be played between Friday 15 February and Monday 18 February LOOKING GOOD 4 Alexis Sanchez helped Man United dump out Arsenal center_img 4 4 Chelsea won the FA Cup under Antonio Conte last season FA Cup fifth round draw: When is it? What number is my team? Where can I watch it? FA Cup fifth round draw: When is it?The draw will take place before the Barnet vs Brentford tie on Monday 28 January at approximately 7.20pm.FA Cup fifth round draw: Where can I watch it?The draw will be broadcast live on BBC One during The One Show. That programme starts at 7pm and the draw will be on towards the end of their broadcast.Ian Wright and Alex Scott will be picking the balls. on target Chelsea unveil stunning retro kit to mark 50 years since first FA Cup triumph 4last_img read more