No 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.”
Tottenham 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.
When 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’
Simon 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 Breakfast
The 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: firstname.lastname@example.org – 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)
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. 1
SEAN 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 Boyle
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 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 4