Wary of Spurs, Ranieri predicts ‘terrible’ last five games

first_imgLeicester City manager Claudio Ranieri is convinced closest rivals Tottenham Hotspur will not give up easily and predicted a “terrible” last five games for his team who continue their surge for a maiden Premier League title.Leicester, seven points ahead of second-placed Tottenham, are three victories away from capturing their first English top-flight title but Ranieri would take nothing for granted.“It’s not done yet though. We’re in the Champions League, but the last five games will be terrible. Tottenham won’t give up and we have to stay focused,” Ranieri told Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport.“Our work rate? That’s our great asset. They’re good lads, facing the story of their lives with great responsibility… Nobody saves themselves or stops for breath.”Ranieri appeared moved to tears after his team outfoxed relegation-threatened Sunderland on Sunday to confirm their place in next season’s Champions League.“They weren’t real tears, they were unshed tears. It was an emotional moment… I have a public role and I try to be level-headed,” the former Chelsea manager said.“I have to give clear signals to my team, I can’t get carried away by emotion.”Leicester can take a step closer to the title when they host Champions League-chasing West Ham United on Sunday.last_img read more

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UEFA gives leagues May 25 deadline for restart plans

first_imgEuropean football leagues have been given a May 25 deadline to inform governing body UEFA of their plans to restart their domestic competitions.Football has ground to a halt in all major leagues in Europe and none have yet to resume. But UEFA is keen to start planning for next season’s European club tournaments.In a letter to the 55 federations in UEFA, president Aleksander Ceferin wrote that any league cancelling its season would need to produce a list of teams that have qualified for European club competitions, also by May 25.“National Associations and/or Leagues should be in a position to communicate to UEFA by 25 May 2020 the planned restart of their domestic competitions including the date of restart and the relevant competition format,” Ceferin wrote.“In the event that a domestic competition is to be prematurely terminated for legitimate reasons… UEFA would require the National Association to explain by 25 May 2020 the special circumstances justifying such premature termination and to select clubs for the UEFA club competitions 2020/21 on the basis of sporting merit in the 2019/20 domestic competitions,” he added.The sport has been brought to a standstill by the pandemic, with the Euro 2020 competition postponed until next year and both national leagues and continental club competitions on hold.UEFA has made it clear that it wants its member associations to complete their domestic seasons rather than abandon them. It also hopes to finish the Champions League and Europa League competitions.While leagues such as the German Bundesliga, Italian Serie A and English Premier League say they want to finish their seasons, the Dutch Eredivisie cut short its season on Friday and said there would be no title awarded and no relegations or promotions – a decision strongly criticised by some of the affected clubs.last_img read more

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Grocer indicted in racketeering

first_imgTorres’s attorney, Brian Sun, said his client will contest the charges. Prosecutors allege Torres provided Carmona a condominium, truck and cashin an attempt to get a permit to sell alcohol at one of his stores. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The owner of a grocery-store chain has been indicted on federal racketeering charges alleging that he ran a criminal enterprise that orchestrated murders, bribed city officials, laundered money and aided drug traffickers, authorities said Wednesday. George Torres, who owns 11 Numero Uno markets scattered across the city, faced racketeering, violence in aid of racketeering, tax evasion and fraud charges, according to a 59-count grand jury indictment unsealed Wednesday. Seven others, including former Los Angeles Planning Commissioners Steve Carmona and George Luk, were also charged in the case. Torres, 50, was arrested at his Arcadia home and ordered held without bail during his first court appearance Wednesday. If convicted of all counts, he could face up to life in prison. last_img read more

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North Carolina beach house fire kills 7 students

first_imgDennis Pruitt, dean of students, said the fire appears to have affected two Greek organizations – the Delta Delta Delta sorority and the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. Earlier in the day, a campus minister at the sorority house declined to comment, as did an adult who answered the door at the fraternity house. Messages left with the national headquarters of the organizations were not immediately returned. The fire struck sometime before 7 a.m. and burned completely through the first and second floors, leaving only part of the frame standing. The waterfront home – named “Changing Channels” – was built on stilts, forcing firefighters to climb a ladder onto the house’s deck to reach the first living floor. The house was a total loss. “We ran down the street to get away,” said Nick Cain, a student at the University of North Carolina who was staying at a house about 100 feet away. “The ash and the smoke were coming down on us. We were just trying to get away.” Cain was one of the dozens of college students who filled at least four houses within a block of the burned home. Neighbor Jeff Newsome said the students were going back and forth between the houses all weekend long. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! DISASTER: Six survive the blaze. Most were from the University of South Carolina. By The Associated Press OCEAN ISLE BEACH, N.C. – An intense fire ravaged a beach house packed with more than a dozen college students early Sunday, killing seven and leaving little of the structure but its charred frame and the stilts on which it stood. Six survivors were hospitalized and released, including one who jumped from the burning home and into a waterway, Mayor Debbie Smith said. The cause was being investigated. “There were three kids sitting on the ground screaming,” said newspaper deliverer Tim Burns, who called 911 after seeing a column of smoke rising from the house. “There was one guy hanging out the window, and he jumped in the canal. I know he got out because he was yelling for a girl to follow him.” Burns said he didn’t know whether that girl was able to escape. Officials at the University of South Carolina said six of the students who died were from the school in Columbia; the seventh attended Clemson University. The six who survived were also from the University of South Carolina. The private home was being used by the owner’s daughter and a group of her friends, Smith said. “These are young people in the prime of their life,” University of South Carolina President Andrew Sorensen said at a news conference. “They had so much to look forward to, and it’s just profoundly tragic.” Students will have access to counselors, residence hall advisers and clergy members, Sorensen said. Classes will be held today. last_img read more

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‘Hope he’s not the goalkeeping equivalent to Giroud!’ – LFC fans react to rumour

first_img1 German goalkeeper Lorius Karius Jurgen Klopp is wasting no time in strengthening his Liverpool team and is set to add German goalkeeper Loris Karius to his ranks.A £4.7million deal is set to be completed, according to reports, and he’ll be a sight for sore eyes in more ways than one.Reds supporters will be delighted to have some top quality competition for Simon Mignolet, while they’re also happy the player in question happens to be devilishly handsome.Already boastful about having Emre Can in their squad, Liverpool fans seemed more concerned about Karius’ ability to break hearts than stop shots.You can see what they said on Twitter about the imminent transfer below…VIDEO OF KARIUS IN ACTIONlast_img read more

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DONEGAL PUBLIC WARNED OVER PHONE SCAM WHICH DOWNLOADS ALL PERSONAL INFO

first_imgMobile phone users across Donegal have been warned not to answer unusual numbers as they could be part of a scam to download people’s personal information.The numbers have been tracked back to an operator in Nigeria.Once a person answers the phone, their devices will be infiltrated and hackers can download information including credit card details. An increasing number of people have been receiving the calls across Donegal in recent days.People are being warned not to answer the phone if they are suspicious of the number or block the number altogether.The numbers have no resemblance to any local number but appear to being re-routed to connect to Irish numbers at random.Those who have been conned by the scam are encouraging others not to answer their phones at all if suspicious. One woman said “If they are genuine then they will call back. But the wording thing is that these people have access to your personal details at the flick of a button.“Please do not answer any strange number because the reality is that it is a scam and you will be caught.”DONEGAL PUBLIC WARNED OVER PHONE SCAM WHICH DOWNLOADS ALL PERSONAL INFO was last modified: June 14th, 2016 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

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Whittier Boulevard project nearing completion

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John Phillips165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! MONTEBELLO – Work is just now wrapping on on Montebello’s Whittier Boulevard revitalization project, which disrupted traffic, inconvenienced shoppers and nearly put a few small shop owners out of business. This weekend, the city will hold a celebration marking the end of construction on the $10 million project. But some local business owners say they are just now recovering from the dusty construction, which closed streets and kept customers away. For more on this story, pick up tomorrow’s Whittier Daily News.last_img read more

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It hasn’t happened in 34 years but it will tonight in the Premier League

first_img1 West Ham and Brighton go into Friday night’s clash on the back of 1-1 draws that were very nearly victories. With that in mind, both sides will be eager to secure all three points at the London Stadium. But which team do the stats suggest will fare best?This will be the first top-flight meeting between West Ham and Brighton since March 1983West Ham have won just one of their four top-flight encounters with Brighton, drawing one and losing two. That solitary Hammers win came in the form of a 2-1 home victory in March 1983; Brighton won the reverse fixture 3-1. The season before, Brighton won 1-0 at home following a goalless draw at West Ham. Slaven Bilic’s side will be thankful for the TV scheduling this time around – United have won both of their previous Premier League matches played on a Friday, including the 1-0 win over Tottenham last season.West Ham To Win Is 22/25Brighton have won only one of their seven league trips to West HamThe Seagulls’ league record at West Ham isn’t promising going into this one. They’ve lost four and drawn two of those visits, winning just one. Their most recent league trip to West Ham was disastrous, losing 6-0 at Upton Park in the 2011/12 Championship season. The Hammers were promoted to the Premier League via the playoffs that year, while Brighton finished tenth in the second tier. Both sides have made mixed starts to the current campaign, earning eight points each after eight fixtures.Brighton To Win Is 19/5West Ham have kept five clean sheets in their last seven home league gamesIt’s safe to say West Ham have been tough to break down at the London Stadium lately, but once a breakthrough is made the floodgates can open. They may have kept five clean sheets in their last seven Premier League matches at home, but they’ve shipped seven goals in the two games in which they’ve conceded; three against Spurs last month and four against Liverpool last season. The hosts must find a way to stay in games if they concede or they might find themselves slipping down the table.Over 2.5 Away Goals Is 12/1Brighton have scored just once in four away games in the Premier League this seasonFortunately for West Ham, they’re up against a Brighton side who’ve had trouble putting the ball in the net on the road so far this term. Solly March’s header in the 2-1 defeat at Bournemouth last month remains their only Premier League goal in four away matches this season. Chris Hughton’s side have lost three and drawn one of those four games, their only point coming in the 0-0 draw at ten-man Watford in August. Improved form on the road may be the key to Brighton’s survival come the end of the season.West Ham To Win With A Clean Sheet Is 19/10Pascal Gross has been directly involved in 83% of Brighton’s Premier League goalsWith two goals and three assists, Pascal Gross has had a hand in five of Brighton five league goals this term. That’s 83%, the best ratio in the top flight. Since August 2015, Gross has created the same amount of goalscoring opportunities for teammates as Kevin de Bruyne (211); only five players in Europe’s top five leagues have created more than that in the same period, which shows just how important the German is to Albion.Gross To Score First Is 12/1 West Ham United players celebrate center_img 📊 Stats🔎 Analysis💁‍♂️ Tips🐦 Social MediaYou’ll find it all on the 🆕 Unibet Blog 📲 https://t.co/mNjGJhI7hT pic.twitter.com/xBNW3duNWW— Unibet (@unibet) October 18, 2017last_img read more

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Teen pried open family gun case to kill principal

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! CAZENOVIA, Wis. – A teenager who pried open his family’s gun cabinet brought two weapons to his rural school Friday and shot the principal to death after a struggle with adults and other students, authorities said. The 15-year-old was taken into custody and charged as an adult with murder, the district attorney said. No one else was hurt. Authorities said the teen had complained about being teased by other students and decided to confront teachers and the principal using a shotgun and handgun taken from his parents’ bedroom. The shooting also came one day after the principal gave him a disciplinary warning for having tobacco, according to a criminal complaint.last_img read more

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Oliver Burke scores in RB Leipzig friendly win over Rangers

first_imgOliver Burke found the net for RB Leipzig in a 4-0 friendly match win for the Bundesliga side over Rangers.Timo Werner scored the opener for the home side after 21 minutes, racing through the centre of the Rangers defence to round Wes Foderingham and finish into the empty net, despite the best efforts of Danny Wilson.Burke doubled RB Leipzig’s advantage just before the half time break, making the most of a rapid counter attack and a cutting pass from Werner.Mark Warburton handed a starting place to new signing Jon Toral, with loan signing Emerson Hyndman coming off the bench for the second half. The hosts added a third after the interval through Yussuf Poulsen, with Werner once again providing the assist with a neat cut back.And the scoring was completed with 10 minutes left to play when Poulsen found the net for the second time, putting the finishing touches on a 4-0 win for RB Leipzig over the Scottish Premiership side.last_img read more

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