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first_imgThe Matawan/Aberdeen Soccer League will be holding a try-out for a 9 and under girls team at 11 a.m. on July 15 for its Mid-Jersey League Team. For more information, call Rich Gerrity at 583-8598 or at (212) 390-5311. The Middletown Soccer Club will be creating a new fall girls U-10 traveling team. For players interested in playing at a traveling level, please contact Ray Veth at 747-9588 (days) or 747-8647 (evening). Middletown residency is not a requirement. Coaches are also needed. The Middletown Babe Ruth Challenge 2000 will beheld July 14-26 at McMahon Park, Middletown. This double-elimination baseball tournament will have the following age brackets: 8-year-old, 10-year-old, 12-year-old, 13-year-old, 15-year-old. Fee is $275 per team for 8-13-year-old brackets. $300 for 15-year-old bracket. Contact John Finnegan for more information at (732) 291-8535. Summer Camp 2000 will be held by the United Soccer Academy for all ages and abilities between 3 and 14 years old in Fair Haven for the week of Aug. 14 -18. For more information check out the Web site at www.USAsoccer.net or call (908) 781-8887. The Jersey Shore Summer Duals wrestling tournament will be held July 17-20 at Matawan Regional High School, Atlantic Avenue, Aberdeen, from 6 to 10 p.m. The format for the tournament will be as follows: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday team competition, culminating in the crowning of the team champion. The top two teams will qualify for the Super Summer Duals in Toms River on Aug. 2. Thursday will be the individual competition, which is a double elimination tournament. Weigh-ins will begin at 5 p.m. Awards will be given out for first through fifth place. For further information, call Art Perri (732) 566-0154. Jersey Shore Baseball Academy, in conjunction with the Middletown Babe Ruth League, the Hazlet Youth Athletic League and the Holmdel Youth Athletic Association will hold summer baseball/softball camps at McMahon Field in Middletown for the weeks of July 17-21, July 24-28 and July 31-Aug. 4. Camps will be held at the HYAL Field in Hazlet the weeks of Aug. 7-11 and Aug. 14-18. Camps will be held at the Village School in Holmdel the week of July 17-21. Camps run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the cost is $90 per child. The staff is former professional players, high school coaches, and college players and coaches. Call (732) 291-7701 for more information or to register. Middletown Babe Ruth will begin registration for its ninth annual Fall Ball program for baseball divisions ages 10-16, softball divisions ages 10-17. Games will be played in September and October. Cost is $60. Call Al Auerbach at 495-6608 for additional information and registration. League is limited to 400 children, so registration will be on a first-come basis. Recreational teams are welcome.last_img read more

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Chelsea beat Palace to clinch Premier League title

first_imgChelsea clinched their first Premier League title for five years as Jose Mourinho’s side produced a typically stubborn display to grind out a 1-0 victory against Crystal Palace at a jubilant Stamford Bridge on Sunday.Playmaker Eden Hazard scored the crucial goal in the 45th minute when he headed home the rebound after Palace keeper Julian Speroni had saved his weak penalty.Chelsea were tested at times by a dangerous Palace side but the final whistle was greeted by raucous scenes as Jose Mourinho’s side clinched their fifth top-flight title and first since 2010.Chelsea have 83 points from 35 games and cannot be surpassed by closest rivals Manchester City, who visit Tottenham Hotspur later on Sunday, and Arsenal both of whom trail by 16 points. Palace remain 12th with 42 points.“It’s an unbelievable feeling,” Chelsea captain John Terry told Sky Sports. “We’ve worked so hard, so to get over the line is great.“It was a bit nervy — they are a good side and made it difficult. Thankfully Eden got the goal and we won the game.“This is what I live for. It’s been five years since we’ve won it. The first one was special and you go four or five years without it and that hurts. So I’ll really enjoy it today.”Blustery, grey conditions had lingered for much of Sunday morning but kickoff in west London was greeted by the sudden emergence of sunshine which reflected the celebratory mood created by Chelsea’s expectant fans inside Stamford Bridge.Visiting manager Alan Pardew had won four of his previous six matches as an opposition coach against Chelsea and from the opening stages it was evident his side — nestled safely in mid table — had designs on postponing the Blues’ title celebrations.The hosts were almost gifted a fortuitous lead in the 22nd minute when Speroni punched wildly at Cesc Fabregas’s free kick but Nemanja Matic, afforded the freedom of the Palace penalty area, dithered and his shot was diverted for a corner.Then it was Palace’s turn to go close but Jason Puncheon was denied by a desperate block from Chelsea defender John Terry — though replays suggested the ball may have struck the Chelsea captain’s arm.With frustrations slowly building it was talisman Hazard, who after a relatively anonymous half by his own standards, burst into life drawing a challenge from James McArthur to win a controversial penalty.The resultant spot kick was tame and easily saved by Speroni though the Belgian was quickest to react to nod home the rebound.The game followed a similarly fractured pattern after the break and Chelsea had chances to extend their lead before Jason Puncheon fired inches wide for Palace in the 69th minute.Palace have won more points from losing positions than any other Premier League side this year and they continued to cast warning shots with their counter-attacking threat.At the other end, Chelsea continued to fire blanks in search of a clinching goal but a fervent atmosphere had already engulfed Stamford Bridge long before the final whistle was blown.last_img read more

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Westbrook vs Harden the highlight when NBA playoffs open

first_imgPanelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Super stats give way to tremendous teams in the playoffs, and the Warriors look the part after going 67-15 in their first season with Durant, now healthy after a late-season injury.The question mark is the Cavaliers, the defending champions who were just 10-14 after February, yielding the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference to Boston while James sat out the final two games during their late-season slide.The Warriors and Cavs were overwhelming favorites to meet again after splitting the last two NBA Finals, though Cleveland’s struggles have thrown that into doubt — outside of Cleveland, anyway.“I’m not going into the playoffs thinking that,” coach Tyronn Lue said. “I’m going into it thinking we can win.”The answers start arriving Saturday, when the two-month chase for 16 wins begins.ADVERTISEMENT Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite In this Dec. 9, 2016, file photo, Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) is defended by Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) on a drive to the basket during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City. The playoffs start Saturday, with a series matching MVP candidates Russell Westbrook and James Harden the highlight of the first round. AP FILE PHOTORussell Westbrook against James Harden is a sensational start to the NBA postseason.Golden State against Cleveland no longer looks like the certain finish.ADVERTISEMENT SpaceX launches, destroys rocket in astronaut escape test On the edge of America, census begins in a tiny Alaska town Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely The playoffs open this weekend, highlighted by a must-see matchup in the first round between record-setting guards who are former teammates and now leading MVP candidates.They swapped spectacular highlights during the regular season: Westbrook averaging a triple-double in carrying Oklahoma City after Kevin Durant’s departure; Harden leading the league in assists for a high-octane Houston offense that shattered the NBA record for 3-pointers.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return“As great of a season as LeBron (James) and Kawhi (Leonard) have had, the two main guys on the card, the main draw, have been James Harden and Russell Westbrook,” Hall of Famer and TNT analyst Reggie Miller said. “And to have both of those guys go at one another in the first round — former teammates, great friends, the two leading scorers in the Association — from our side … this is a dream matchup to sit and have a chance to watch.”Now one of them will be gone by May. Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Raymundo, Fernandez forge fruitful partnershipcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Dozens wounded as Iraqi protesters up pressure on government MOST READ View comments Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos The Cavaliers open against No. 7 Indiana, while No. 3 Toronto hosts No. 6 Milwaukee. In the West, it’s seventh-seeded Memphis at No. 2 San Antonio, and the No. 4 Clippers against the No. 5 Utah Jazz.On Sunday, the Warriors open against Portland, before the third-seeded Rockets and No. 6 Thunder play the other Game 1 in the West. The East openers are Boston against Chicago, and No. 4 Washington against fifth-seeded Atlanta.Just five years ago, Westbrook, Harden and Durant were young guns on an Oklahoma City team that lost to Miami in the NBA Finals. All three may have been worthy MVP winners this season had Durant not hurt his knee in late February.He’s back now, with perhaps his best chance yet to win something better than a second MVP award: a first championship.“Playing against the best players in the world, at the biggest stage, that’s the goal for every player,” Durant said.RELATED STORIESRobertson endorses Westbrook for MVPNBA: Curry picks Harden over Westbrook for MVP LATEST STORIES Canadian military mobilized to help Newfoundland dig out Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac townlast_img read more

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Hong Kong pushes Alab to the brink

first_imgNorth battles South in All-Star Week’s main fare Lau Tsz Lai knocked down a triple with 32 seconds left for the go-ahead basket, 88-86, and import Marcus Elliot nailed two free throws for a four-point gap for Eastern with 10 seconds remaining.Hong Kong can send Alab packing with another win in Game 2, this time at Southorn Stadium in Wan Chai, Hong Kong. A deciding game, if necessary, will be played in the Philippines on April 7.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsAlab cut the deficit with a Renaldo Balkman basket and the Filipinos had one more opportunity when Hong Kong import OD Bassett committed a turnover in the next play.But a surprisingly tentative Ray Parks left his jumper short in the final play, allowing the visitors to escape with the victory. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:07Hong Kong marks Christmas Eve with mall clashes and tear gas01:17Christmas Eve chaos in Hong Kong as police and protesters clash02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? View comments Tim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’ Sarah Geronimo’s ‘Tala’ enters Billboard’s world digital song sales chart Alab seemed to be in cruise control when it erected a 15-point advantage, 61-46, in the third period after an inside basket by PJ Ramos. But Hong Kong found its stride from beyond the arc and made a game out of it in the final period.Parks hit a jumper for an 86-85 lead, before Lau’s big shot took the energy out of the Filipino ballclub.It was Alab’s fifth straight defeat as it continued to wobble following a spate of injuries.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES P260,000 each in aid to displaced Marawi folk released by US Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption ‘Duterte legacy:’ Gov’t boasts achievements so far Comelec assures no disruption in operations with retirement of execs FILE – Alab forward Ray Parks Jr. Photo from ASEAN Basketball LeagueHong Kong Eastern put San Miguel Alab Pilipinas’ title retention campaign in peril after a thrilling 90-88 victory Friday night in Game 1 of their ABL Season 9 quarterfinal series at Hoops Dome in Mandaue City.Beaten by Alab in the semifinals last season, Hong Kong scored a vengeful win on the road, rallying from 15 points down in the second half to move on the brink of advancing to the second round of the playoffs.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Sarah Geronimo’s ‘Tala’ enters Billboard’s world digital song sales chartlast_img read more

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Nimbaians Snub ‘War Hero’, for 2017

first_imgResidents of Beo Chiefdom, a component of Twah River Electoral District #4 in Nimba County, have rejected the candidacy of a former rebel general for a non-combatant civil servant. Former commando John L. Teah, who portrayed himself as a ‘war hero’, was rejected by the residents of the chiefdom when the electorate took the hands of Rufus M. Zerlee, who the voters think will represent the district at the National Legislature come 2017. Chiefs and elders of the chiefdom at a mass citizens’ meeting intended to narrow the number of aspirants from the chiefdom, rejected John L. Teah, a general in the defunct National Patriotic Front of Liberia (NPFL), and five others who had declared their intention to contest the district legislative seat in 2017.Beo Chiefdom, one of the biggest chiefdoms in the district, comprises 17 towns with an estimated population of over 25,000 inhabitants. James Bumie, a spokesperson for the elders at a recent meeting in Gborplay Town, said the gathering was intended for the region to decide on a single aspirant, who they will ‘sell’ to the entire district. That is to canvass on that candidate’s behalf. Other candidates who the citizens rejected at the mass gathering included John Karmon Porzah, Luonupeay S. Mentee, Daynah A. Zoe and Yeanner Karnwea, Jr.Elders of the chiefdom endorsed the candidacy of Rufus M. Zerlee, a civilian staff at the Ministry of National Defense in Monrovia. They unanimously agreed to canvass for him during the 2017 presidential and legislative elections.Prior to the elders’ endorsement of Mr. Zerlee, the six rejected aspirants provided information on why they should be elected by the council of elders.In his platform statement to convince the elders, ex-general Teah described himself as a “war hero” who, during the civil crisis, claimed he prevented mayhem from taking place in the chiefdom.He told the gathering that on several occasions, he engaged combatants who attempted looting and harassing innocent citizens of the chiefdom.‘Gen. Teah’, as he is often called, made specific reference to clashes he and his troops had with a group of combatants who forcefully took away several heads of cattle from the chiefdom and disclosed that he returned the animals to the owners after he subdued the looters. Aspirant Daynah A. Zoe, a US-based Nimbaian disclosed that his interest in the representative job is based on his desire to assist residents of District #4.Zoe, who described himself as a wealthy man, said he has shipped an ambulance for the chiefdom.He also disclosed plan to construct a hospital in Nimba County Electoral District #4.For his part, Luonupeay S. Mentee, a high school-self trained agriculturist, said when elected he would champion the cause of local farmers in the district.He said he would draft laws that would enable cocoa farmers benefit significantly from their labor. Also speaking, aspirant John Karmon Porzah, an accountant by profession, said he would provide educational and other opportunities for young people in the district. Aspirant Yeanner Karnwea, who is also a commercial motorcyclist, called on the elders to elect him over the others, because according to him, he represents the youth. Following the aspirants’ presentations, the elders went to a closed-door meeting and emerged with Zerlee’s name as the person they want to represent the district at the National Legislature.The elders said Zerlee, a native of Beo-Bongaplay, is best suited to represent the district at the legislature.They believe Zerlee has contributed greatly to the manpower development of the district and has provided employment opportunities for jobless youth across the chiefdom.Zerlee was also credited for establishing the first post-war school in the chiefdom.“The re-opening of the school in the district curtailed the recruitment of children into fighting forces,” one of the elders said.The elders promised to work with ‘Friends of Zerlee’, a political movement for the aspirant to ensure that he is elected as the next representative of Nimba County Electoral District # 4.The district is currently represented at the Legislature by Garrison Yealue.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Tacuma must grow up and learn to debate

first_imgDear Editor,I refer to a letter from Mr Nigel Westmass, whom I do not know. However, I do have a lot of respect for his academic writings. Mr Westmass must not assume what he does not know. I just want to make it absolutely clear, I Sasenarine Singh do know Tacuma Ogunseye. I was in the room at the JFK Library in Georgetown in the early 1990’s, in front of political leaders and US Embassy officials at the time, when Tacuma made the call to import Afro-Guyanese from the Caribbean islands into Guyana as a means to suppress the electoral advantage of the East Indians. Does such a person come across as someone who believes in multi-racial unity? Tacuma is no saint as Mr Westmass, his WPA colleague is attempting to paint him, he is actually a very racist and violent person and he more than anyone else knows what he preached on Buxton Line Top to the domestic terrorist of Guyana who was driving fear throughout the land at that time.Secondly, Tacuma is no Eusi Kwayana, and such a thought is nothing but wishful thinking. But isn’t it hypocritical to ask me to take the high road in the debate with Tacuma, when the person who really needed to take the high road was Tacuma. Isn’t it Tacuma with his baseless comments, who used low-life and untruthful propaganda generated by Kwame Mckoy to attack me, because I exposed his financial skulduggery at SARU? How can a PNC/WPA/APNU man use PPP propaganda to advance his argument? Can we not see the contradictions and confusion in Tacuma’s mind? But this just exposed the desperation of Tacuma. Is Tacuma prepared to do anything to protect his $8 million salary? In his quest for easy gold coins, none of what Tacuma said so far was the truth, so how can he be an honest person?It is unfortunate that Mr Westmass had to sully his character to come to the defence of this racist individual. Tacuma cannot want to go to crab march and expect the skeletons in his closets not to be exposed. I know much more stuff on Tacuma that I have chosen at this time to hold fire on. Out of respect for Mr Westmass, I will take the high road and make this my last letter on this issue, for now.Not everyone will tolerate the infantile rant and raving of Tacuma, he must grow up and learn to debate on issues and ideas. He must also know that many people have his sordid history well documented, so he should be careful what he says in future and focus on his work. Hopefully he recovers a donkey cart for the Government soon. So far his professional incompetence continues to bungle the work of SARU at a great loss to the taxpayers. But that one is on the Granger administration.Sincerely,Sasenarine Singhlast_img read more

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Director of Sport rejects falsehoods

first_imgDear Editor,It is never my intention to discuss these issues in the public domain, unfortunately, the issue was placed in the public domain and therefore I must defend my good character.I note an article appearing in the May 9, 2017, under the headline ‘National Sports Commission Director allegedly pays assistant M for doing nothing’. I wish to unequivocally state that this article is based on falsehoods and I reject any assertion or allegation of improper conduct on my part as Director of Sport. At all times I have executed my duties with the highest level of integrity and within the law. Further, I have forged strong relationships between the National Sports Commission (NSC) and all national and other sporting bodies as I have worked assiduously to raise the profile of sports in Guyana. Mine is a tireless and thankless task but one which I pursue with enthusiasm, zeal and a passion for the sector.From my interactions with the various sporting organisations I have every reason to believe that I enjoy a high level of confidence and trust from the entire sporting fraternity. This has been achieved even as I have operated under severe internal constraints and with limited resources – the details of which I do not wish to disclose at this time. Nonetheless, my work in sports is on public record as is my achievements and performance in the sector.I have every reason to believe that this article is part of a naked attack on my person, character and integrity which is politically motivated. Further, it is my view that the intellectual authors of this attack are steeped in envy of the achievements of the NSC and the consequent positive public attention which has followed. I do not believe that it is any coincidence that this attack has come mere weeks after the successful and critically acclaimed NSC Sports Awards at which the medallists of Guyana’s CARIFTA Team were awarded University of Guyana scholarships by the NSC.I am pleased to have read that an investigation is being conducted. I commit my full and unreserved cooperation with same as I am confident that I and my team at the NSC will be completely vindicated.Further, I call for an independent investigation in uncovering the intellectual authors of the article and that those culpable have appropriate action taken against them by the relevant authorities.Sincerely,Christopher JonesDirector of Sportlast_img read more

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talkSPORT’s 2014 World Cup XI – Which players would you pick?

first_img 13 talkSPORT’s World Cup XI Right-back – Pablo Zabaleta (Argentina) – selected by Colin Murray and friendsManchester City defender Zabaleta has been absolutely superb so far in Brazil, so much so that he sneaks into our team of the tournament ahead of probably the most consistently impressive right-back in world football, Phillipp Lahm. Zabaleta has been a key part of Argentina’s excellent defending in the rounds leading up to the Rio final, as well as offering support in attack. His reading of the game is excellent, helping to keep Arjen Robben relatively quiet in the semi-final. Midfield – Javier Mascherano (Argentina) – selected by Hawksbee and JacobsTenacious Argentine midfielder Mascherano should probably have been made to leave the field after sustaining a nasty head injury in the semi-final, but it is lucky for his nation’s World Cup prospects that he did not. Man of the match against the Netherlands, Mascherano’s last ditch tackle to deny Arjen Robben what would surely have been a winning goal, summed up why a team needs more than just attacking flair to triumph. Centre-back – Mats Hummels (Germany) – selected by Adrian Durham and Darren GoughA star for Borussia Dortmund over the past few season, Hummels has brought his club form to Brazil and been a rock for Germany in their run to the final. He even chipped in with the winning goal against France in the quarter-final. Number 10 role – Lionel Messi (Argentina) – selected by Ray Parlour and Jim ProudfootThe four-time world player of the year went into the tournament with immense pressure to deliver on the biggest stage of all, having disappointed in 2010, and he has certainly been a major part of Argentina’s progress. With four goals in the run to the final, each helping to decide games in favour of his nation, Messi has invited comparisons with Diego Maradona’s influence in Argentina’s 1986 triumph. It’s been one of the greatest World Cups of all-time, with some great games and fantastic individual displays, but who would make the team of the tournament?Our talkSPORT panel is selecting their 2014 World Cup XI, with presenters Alan Brazil, H&J, Colin Murray and friends, Adrian Durham, Darren Gough, Ray Parlour and our World Cup commentator Jim Proudfoot.Tweet your top team and suggestions for players to fill in the gaps @talkSPORT using #allstarsGoalkeeper – Tim Howard (USA) – selected by Colin Murray and friendsThe Everton shot stopper had a phenomenal tournament, particularly in the last 16 game against Belgium, where he made the most saves recorded by any ‘keeper at the World Cup since 1966. Even Barack Obama took time out to congratulate Howard on his heroic performances, as the States escaped a tough group including Germany, Portugal and Ghana, thanks in no small part to their number one’s brilliance between the posts. 13 13 13 13 For your chance to win a Vauxhall Cascada, enter this great competition here: vauxhallfootball.co.uk/england/competition Forward – Thomas Muller (Germany) – selected by Alan BrazilNo player has ever won back-to-back Golden Boots, not even West Germany’s legendary goal scorer Gerd Muller or the World Cup’s all-time leading goal getter, Miroslav Klose, but Thomas Muller could yet achieve that remarkable feat. Five goals in South Africa and another five in Brazil, all at the age of 24, with the final against Argentina still to come. 13 13 13 13 Midfield – Sami Khedira (Germany) – selected by Andy Goldstein’s Sports BarThe Real Madrid star had a tough season in Spain after injuring his anterior cruciate ligament Germany’s friendly with Italy in November but after winning the Champions League on his return he came into the World Cup on good form. Subsequently Khedira has impressed for his nation in victories over Portugal and most notably their 7-1 demolition of Brazil and against Algeria in the last 16 his absence was notable. Attack (right-side) – James Rodriguez (Colombia) – selected by Hawksbee and JacobsGoing into the last two games of the tournament, James Rodriguez remains in pole position for the Golden Boot with six superb strikes. Quite possibly the player of the tournament, too, Rodriguez has confirmed that he is one of the best players on the planet. 13 Left-back – Marcos Rojo (Argentina) – selected by Ray Parlour and Jim ProudfootSporting Libson full-back Rojo has been seriously impressive in Brazil, leading to reports that he could be on the move to the Premier League, with Chelsea and Liverpool both interested. His top speed at the tournament was recorded at 31.8km/h, a seriously impressive stat that outdid even Robben. Rojo even chipped in with a goal against Nigeria in the 3-2 group stage win. 13 13 Manager – Joachim Low (Germany) – selected by Andy Goldstein’s Sports BarThe suave boss of the Nationalmannschaft has led his team tremendously at the World Cup in Brazil. Not afraid to alter a winning starting line-up, Low has reaped the rewards by guiding his men to the World Cup final, after witnessing his side dismantle Brazil 7-1 in the semi-final. Attack (left-side) – Arjen Robben (Netherlands) – selected by Adrian Durham and Darren GoughBayern’s lightning fast forward inspired the Netherlands to the semi-finals, having got their campaign off to a blistering start in the 5-1 thrashing of defending champions Spain. With three goals and one assist, not to mention showing nerves of steel by successfully converting two penalties in successive shootouts. 13 Centre-back – Thiago Silva (Brazil) – selected by Alan BrazilIt was surely no coincidence that, in the absence of their captain, Brazil utterly crumbled in the semi-final against Germany. Silva’s presence alone may not have been enough to prevent a German victory, but it’s doubtful the Selecao would have capitulated quite so spectacularly if the Paris Saint-Germain stopper had been available to lead and organise at the back. Indeed, Silva was crucial to a below par Brazil reaching the last four in the first place, with a series of strong defensive displays and a crucial goal against Colombia in the quarters.last_img read more

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Arsenal release striker and Chelsea sell flop – talkSPORT’s transfer quiz

first_img1 Real Madrid signing James Rodriguez The football season is edging closer, but right now we’re still slap bang in the middle of the transfer window.This week saw a whole host of intriguing transfers concluded as James Rodriguez completed his highly publicised move to Real Madrid, Manchester United stalwart Patrice Evra left Old Trafford for Turin and Tottenham Hotspur snapped up two Swansea City stars.To test how good your knowledge of the latest transfer dealings is, talkSPORT have put together this handy quiz. Let us know how you got on below…About | Privacy | Termslast_img

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STAFF WANTED: ECLIPSE CINEMAS IS HIRING NOW!

first_imgFancy working in the films?Eclipse Cinemas are currently looking for SUPERVISIORS and GENERAL OPERATIVESPlease send CV with cover letter to info@eclipsecinemas.com or in writing to HR Department, Eclipse Cinemas Lifford/Strabane, Three Rivers Centre, Lifford, Co. DonegalEssential AttributesCandidates must be flexible with regards to working hours (Mainly Evenings & Weekends), be knowledgeable with computers, be good with people and be able to work as part of a team.  STAFF WANTED: ECLIPSE CINEMAS IS HIRING NOW! was last modified: February 18th, 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) Tags:Eclipse CinemasLiffordVacancieslast_img read more

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