AFC latest: Striker target’s club listening to offers, £35m bid on the cards and more news

first_img Alex Iwobi and Jeff Reine-Adelaide – Arsene Wenger has hinted he could be looking to youth once again this season as he has revealed pre-season stars Iwobi and Reine-Adelaide will not be leaving the club on loan this year. 5 Theo Walcott – Find out the latest on the future of two Arsenal starlets by clicking right… – The England forward’s future though is unlikely to be affected by Arsenal’s interest in Benzema and Llorente with the Gunners offering him a new £100,000 a week deal at the Emirates. Arsene Wenger believes the contract will be signed shortly. 5 5 Fernando Llorente (Juventus) – Click right to find out about a £100,000 a week deal… – Previously in this transfer window, Tottenham, Liverpool and most recently Manchester United had been linked with Llorente but now Arsenal appear to be in pole position for the centre forward. According to The Sun, the Gunners are interested in an £8.5m deal and the Serie A title holders are listening to offers. Sergi Samper (Barcelona) – Find out which other Spanish striker could be on his way to the Emirates… – After missing out on him once before, Arsene Wenger is still keen on landing midfield starlet Samper from the Catalan side. The Gunners nearly signed him when they took Hector Bellerin and Jon Toral to the Emirates and are reportedly ready to seal a deal by paying his £8.5m release clause at the Nou Camp. Arsenal are set to make a marquee signing this summer, but will it be Real Madrid star Karim Benzema – Click right for more transfer news… – After an initial £31m bid was rejected, it is being reported in Spain a £35m offer could be submitted Real Madrid as Arsenal look to land a marquee signing. Benzema may be interested in the move with his future in the first-team at Madrid in doubt as the La Liga side plot a move for Marco Reus. But the player’s agent has claimed he will be staying in the Spanish capital. 5 5 With club director Lord Harris claiming Arsenal can sign virtually any player in the world, it looks like there could be a marquee signing being made this summer.Harris has claimed there is around £200million in their accounts which can be used on transfers, with manager Arsene Wenger keen on splashing the cash on a striker.But who will the Gunners spend all that dough on? talkSPORT takes a look.Click the yellow arrow above, right, for all the latest Arsenal transfer news…last_img read more

Steve Robinson appointed new Oldham manager

first_img1 Oldham have finally ended their search for a new first-team manager with the appointment of Steve Robinson. The 41-year-old will leave his position as Motherwell assistant manager and Northern Ireland first-team coach in order to take over at Boundary Park. Robinson, a former Bournemouth and Luton player who won seven caps for Northern Ireland, will succeed John Sheridan after the 51-year-old departed Oldham in May to take over at Notts County. Oldham chairman Simon Corney, who saw ex-Leeds and Rotherham boss Steve Evans turn down the job last month, told the club’s official website: “We are delighted to welcome Steve to the club as our first-team manager.“He has a wealth of experience, both at club and international level and impressed me and the board straight away.“He has an outstanding reputation in the game and we believe his dynamic, methodical and thorough approach will quickly translate into success on the pitch.“In addition, he has identified and begun recruiting players whom he believes will excite our supporters and demonstrate the strong work ethic and attractive style of play he demands.“He has also been drawing on the extensive knowledge of Sean O’Driscoll and Lee Turnbull and has already identified additional staff he would like to bring in. We will be formally announcing these appointments in the coming days.”Robinson, set to be unveiled early next week, added: “When I came down here, I felt like this was the right club to join. I really like what the owner said to me.“He sold me his ideas and ambitions and I had demands of my own which I wanted to be met to give me the best opportunity to be successful. He has been really good with that and it’s an exciting time for the football club.“I’m more than ready for this job. It’s a club that has massive tradition and I want to get an identity back to the club, take the club forward and hopefully we can move forward together.” New Oldham manager Steve Robinson last_img read more

Around Whittier

first_imgMONTEBELLO – The Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to award a rebuilding contract for the permanent replacement of the fire-destroyed Beverly Boulevard bridge, at a cost of $8.9 million. MCM Construction Inc., a Northern California-based company specializing in heavy freeway and bridge construction, was one of four companies that submitted bids ranging from $8.9 million to $10.6 million, according to county officials. The county’s Public Works Department, which is overseeing the project, will initiate the contract once the bridge’s co-owners have sent a deposit for their share of the cost. Each city is paying 10 percent of the bridge’s replacement tab. Training offered by Whittier PD WHITTIER – Citizens can learn about community oriented policing at a month-long training series being offered by the Whittier Police Department. Thursday is the last day residents can sign up for the training, which will give participants insights into how community policing works and how residents can assist law enforcement in safeguarding the community and improving residents’ quality of life. The workshop will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on March 6, 8, 13 and 14. To sign up, call Officer Robert Wood at (562) 945-8284 by Thursday. Salvation Army to hold open house WHITTIER – The Salvation Army of Whittier, 7926 Pickering Ave., invites the public to its open house from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. The open house will provide information on renovations and upgrades to the facility. There also will be refreshments, tours and information. For more information, call (562) 698-8348. Board to hold special meeting WHITTIER – The Rio Hondo College board of trustees will hold a special meeting at 6 p.m. tonight in the board room on the campus, 3600 Workman Mill Road. The meeting will feature a building program update and a presentation by the cultural events program advisory committee. For more information, call (562) 692-0921. Whittier theater presents `Dancing’ WHITTIER – Whittier Community Theater presents Brian Friel’s “Dancing at Lughnasa” at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Center Theater at the Whittier Community Center, 7630 S. Washington Ave. Tickets are $10 for adults and juniors under 18, and $8 for seniors 62 and older. For reservations, or for more information, call (562) 693-1105. School to hold fish fry fundraisers WHITTIER – St. Gregory the Great School, 13935 Telegraph Road, will hold its annual fish fry fundraising dinners from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. every Friday through the Lenten season, beginning Friday and continuing until April 7. The menu will include a generous portion of grilled fish, a large baked potato, homemade coleslaw, sweet corn and a roll. The cost is $7; $6 for seniors. A shrimp dinner is also available for $8 and cheese pizza for $3. All proceeds benefit the school. For more information, call (562) 941-0750. – From staff reports AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

How Sadio Mane could match Robbie Fowler if he scores in the Merseyside derby

first_img Sadio Mane has scored in two successive Premier League games against Everton Liverpool v Everton is live on talkSPORT at 14:15 on Sunday 10 DecemberSadio Mane may not be Liverpool’s main source of goals this season, but if he scores against Everton on Sunday he will do what no one has done for more than 20 years.Having scored in the 3-1 win at Anfield in April and got a late winner in the 1-0 victory at Goodison in December 2016, Mane would become the first player to score in three successive Premier League Merseyside derbies since Robbie Fowler in November 1996.In 14 games in all competitions this season, he has scored seven goals and created five.Stream Liverpool v Everton on 10 December here. 2center_img 2last_img read more

Jesse Lingard says Manchester United have no margin for error in title race

first_img The Red Devils trail runaway leaders Manchester City by 11 points Forward Jesse Lingard admits Manchester United may have to win every game to beat Manchester City to the Premier League title. The England international conceded they cannot afford to slip up with Jose Mourinho’s men sitting 11 points behind runaway leaders City in the table. Lingard scored in Sunday’s 2-1 win at West Brom to close the gap but believes second-placed United are likely to need a 100 per cent record for the rest of the campaign to win the title.He said: “Probably but we will take each game as it comes. We’ll concentrate on the next and see where we are at the end of the season.“With the squad we have got we have to always believe in each game. Some games we will play badly and win and sometimes we will play good and lose so it’s one of those haphazards of football.“I think any other season we would be top with the points we have so as long as we keep winning games that’s the most important thing and we will see where we are.”Lingard has scored seven goals for United this season, his best return for the club, and now he is playing centrally with Romelu Lukaku, who also netted at The Hawthorns, expects to get more. He said: “Yeah, obviously I’m hungry for more goals and any way I can help the team – assists, goals – and to win the game is the most important thing.“Playing centrally I think you get on the ball a lot more and you can make things happen more and you can obviously play closer to the main striker and get the bits off him.“Obviously playing further forward you are going to get more goals and create chances so to play there with Romelu we are getting that understanding now and chipping in together.”Defeat left West Brom two points from safety and winless in their last 17 games in all competitions and forward Oliver Burke said new boss Alan Pardew has underlined the need to improve.“He got it into our heads that where we are in the table, we need to know and we need to step it up,” he said. “We all know that. Now’s the time. We can’t wait because it whizzes by and we have to put it right now.” 1last_img read more

Inventor of ‘clear’ steroid sentenced

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREFrumpy Middle-aged Mom: My realistic 2020 New Year’s resolutions. Some involve doughnuts.Arnold created a steroid in his Illinois laboratory that sports authorities couldn’t detect using traditional tests for cheaters. Arnold and his BALCO co-conspirators were tripped up when track coach Trevor Graham anonymously mailed a syringe containing the clear to the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency in June 2003. Graham is now reportedly a target of the federal steroids investigation and is connected to eight athletes who have either tested positive or were suspended for using performance enhancing drugs. In April, Arnold pleaded guilty in federal court to one count of conspiracy to distribute steroids. He was indicted in November on a charge of conspiring with BALCO founder Victor Conte to distribute tetrahydragestrinone, also known as “the clear.” SAN FRANCISCO – The rogue chemist who created the previously undetectable steroid dubbed “the clear” was sentenced Friday to three months in prison and three months’ home confinement for his role in a widening sports drug scandal. Patrick Arnold was the last of five defendants convicted of steroid-distribution charges connected to the Burlingame-based Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative, a nutritional supplement company federal authorities exposed as a steroid distribution ring for top athletes. “The behavior reflected here is destructive and damaging to Arnold, damaging to the community and damaging to the nation as a whole,” U.S. District Court Judge Susan Illston said. Arnold was ordered to report to prison by Sept. 19. “I’m very regretful for what I’ve done and especially since what it has precipitated in sports and society,” Arnold said outside court. “I do believe there should be a level playing field and that this whole thing needs to be addressed.” A new grand jury is investigating whether San Francisco Giants outfielder Barry Bonds lied about using “the clear” to the grand jury that investigated the BALCO lab more than two years ago.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

‘Ole has taken me to next level’ – Martial commits long term future to Man United

first_img Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Martial’s new contract keeps him at United until 2024 Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won huge blow MONEY Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade RANKED Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade REVEALED ADVICE 1center_img REVEALED Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ BEST OF no dice REPLY Martial joined the club from Monaco in 2015, with his £58m transfer fee at the time making him the most expensive teenager in football.He has scored 46 goals in 162 games and he told the club’s official website: “I am loving my time at this club.“From the day I joined I have been made to feel part of the United family and I have been incredibly humbled and overwhelmed by the warmth and love of our fans, who continue to amaze me with their support.“I would like to thank Ole and his coaching staff for their belief in me and for helping me to take my game to the next level.  This club is all about winning trophies and I am sure the next piece of silverware is not that far away.” Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Anthony Martial has signed a new contract with Manchester United, the club have confirmed.The 23-year-old said he is loving life under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his new deal keeps him at Old Trafford until 2024. shining LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Martial has enjoyed a marked change in fortunes of late, having agitated for a move last summer as tension with former United manager Jose Mourinho reached a head and the boss was willing to let him leave and the Frenchman’s agent even confirmed the player wanted out of the club.However, Solskjaer appears to have had a hand in his change of heart and the caretaker boss said: “Anthony is one of those naturally gifted players that any coach would love to work with.“For a young man, he has a good footballing brain which, when coupled with his exceptional talent, makes for a player with an exciting future ahead of him. This is the perfect club for Anthony to progress his development as a top-class forward and we are all delighted he has signed a long-term deal.”Martial scored in the recent FA Cup win against Arsenal, but a problem in training caused him to miss the draw against Burnley.However, the manager is hopeful he is fit again for the Premier League game against Leicester, which is live on talkSPORT at 14:05 on Sunday 3 February.last_img read more

Football Talk: Hearts’ injury blow, Old Firm fallout

first_imgThe dust has just about settled after a helter-skelter afternoon at Ibrox.Celtic eventually emerged victorious despite going down to ten men, ensuring the champions created a nine point gap and breathing space at the top of the Premiership table.Rangers ran their rivals close though, going ahead twice and seeing Alfredo Morelos miss from all of five yards in the dying moments.David Bates was stretchered off in the aftermath of Tom Rogic’s equaliser. The centre-half now faces a race against time to be fit for the Scottish Cup semi-final between the pair after fracturing a bone in his foot, say reports. Across in Edinburgh, Hearts have also suffered an injury blow after hearing news that talented young midfielder Harry Cochrane faces up to six weeks on the sidelines. The 16-year-old hobbled off the park at Easter Road having sustained a hamstring injury.Meanwhile, English football is currently embraced by an injury sweat of its own as talismanic striker Harry Kane faces a prolonged period out of action.The goal machine left the south coast on crutches following Spurs’ 4-1 win over Bournemouth, with fears circulating Kane suffered ankle ligament damage which would leave his World Cup hopes in the balance.last_img read more

#Nextchat: HR New Year’s Resolutions

first_imgIt’s a new year and another chance to make personal and professional resolutions that will affect positive change in your life and in the lives of those around you.HR professionals can incorporate personal and workplace resolutions into their daily or weekly schedules. A resolution such as taking the time to walk around the organization each week to get to know employees better can have ripple effects toward improving employee relations, employee engagement and the corporate culture. Maybe your New Year’s resolution is to get a Fitbit and to use it not only to improve your own health, but also to create a workplace wellness program for your organization.Resolutions don’t have to be complicated. Perhaps you just want to read more, listen more or smile more. Simple goals can have enormous return on investment.And what about the HR profession? How should it change and grow in 2016? What should HR stop doing—and start doing—in 2016?Resolutions are never easy to keep, but with careful consideration of how they affect larger personal and professional goals, and how they might help others, the chances for success become greater.Please join @shrmnextchat at 3 p.m. ET on January 6 for a #Nextchat on HR New Year’s Resolutions. We’ll chat about smart resolution-setting for the year ahead.Q1. What does HR need to stop doing in 2016? Q2. What does HR need to start doing in 2016?Q3. What are your HR New Year’s resolutions for employee engagement in your organization?Q4. What are your HR New Year’s resolutions for talent management in 2016?Q5. What are your HR New Year’s resolutions for networking with, learning from and sharing with other HR pros?Q6. What are your HR New Year’s resolutions for professional development for you or for your employees?Q7. How will you use technology to advance your personal, professional or organizational goals in 2016?Q8. What is one simple resolution that HR pros can make in 2016 to bring more happiness and engagement into the workplace?Q9. What is your advice to others regarding creating and keeping a New Year’s resolution? What’s a Twitter chat?last_img read more

Are your ads pointing to the right domain? Here’s a script to find out.

first_imgAre your ads pointing to the right domain? Here’s a script to find out.You are here: Posted on 18th April 2018Digital Marketing FacebookshareTwittertweetGoogle+share Standards are high for PPC superheroes, and even the best of us can make a mistake.Luckily, there’s a perfectly easy way to deal with human error: automation!I’d like to share a script that will help you stay on top of the domains being used in your ads, by verifying the ads are linking to the correct website.Start with a site visitFor most AdWords campaigns, the user’s journey to conversion starts with a site visit. Making sure users end up on the right page after clicking on an ad may seem obvious, but as careful as we might be, sometimes a rogue uniform resource locator (URL) slips through the cracks. This script checks if you’re inadvertently sending your potential customers to the wrong website entirely.After setting up your accounts and campaigns, run the script with the desired domain in your AdWords account, and it will scan through your keywords and URLs to list which ones have final URLs that don’t use that domain. This could come in handy in lots of situations.If you have different sub-domains or top-level domains for different countries or different parts of your business, this will point out that the wrong URL has sneaked in there somewhere.For example: yourdomain.com instead of yourdomian.co.uk.Check for old URLsAnother circumstance where I recommend using the script is after migrating to a new website. It is important to make sure the old URLs have been replaced or removed from your ads.[Read the full article on Search Engine Land.]The post Are your ads pointing to the right domain? Here’s a script to find out. appeared first on Marketing Land.From our sponsors: Are your ads pointing to the right domain? Here’s a script to find out. HomeDigital MarketingAre your ads pointing to the right domain? Here’s a script to find out. Related postsLytics now integrates with Google Marketing Platform to enable customer data-informed campaigns14th December 2019The California Consumer Privacy Act goes live in a few short weeks — Are you ready?14th December 2019ML 2019121313th December 2019Global email benchmark report finds email isn’t dead – it’s essential13th December 20192019 benchmark report: brand vs. non-brand traffic in Google Shopping12th December 2019Keep your LinkedIn advertising strategy focused in 202012th December 2019last_img read more