1 Liverpool have been boosted by the return to training of striker Daniel Sturridge, but manager Brendan Rodgers insists the club will not rush his recovery.The England striker has spent the last four months in the United States recovering from a hip operation, having gone under the knife in May to address a string of injuries which restricted him to just seven starts last season.The club aim to have him back in the squad by early September, but Rodgers would not put a specific timeframe on the injury-plagued frontman’s return.“There is no timeline on Daniel,” said the Reds boss.“He has obviously been away working in America and has come back and now it is just about him working hard to get back in to somewhere near the level of the group.“He looks well and really excited to be back among his team-mates, so we will just have to take that week on week.” Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas City160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LA PUENTE – Villacorta Elementary School’s new Wonder of Reading library opened its doors Thursday. The school raised more than $35,000 to match the donation from The Wonder of Reading, a nonprofit organization. The new library will feature more than $10,000 in books. The renovated library has study carrels, at which students will work with volunteers to improve their reading skills, plus a mini-amphitheater that will host story-telling sessions.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.“When somebody goes down like Jeremiah last week, somebody has to step up,” Stewart said. “Right now we’re not missing a beat.” The Ducks (6-1, 3-1 Pacific-10) finished with a school-record 465 rushing yards and 661 total yards. Quarterback Dennis Dixon, who was 19-for-30 for 196 yards and a touchdown, added 99 yards rushing and a 13-yard scoring run with 4:52 left for the final margin. Washington (2-5, 0-4) lost its fifth straight, all to teams ranked in the top 12 at one point this season. Redshirt freshman quarterback Jake Locker had the best yards passing night of his young career, throwing for 257 and four scores, but Washington’s defense could never slow down the Ducks’ potent spread offense. Stanford 21, Arizona 20: Jeremy Stewart scored on a 1-yard run midway through the fourth quarter in Tucson as Stanford rallied. It was the second Pac-10 road victory in as many tries for the Cardinal (3-4, 2-3), who upset then-No.2 USC in Los Angeles two weeks ago. Sophomore quarterback Tavita Pritchard improved to 2-1 as a starter, with both wins coming on the road. Pritchard was 19-for-27 for 181 yards and a touchdown with two interceptions. Arizona (2-6, 1-4) lost for the fifth time in six weeks. Coach Mike Stoops fell to 9-21 in Pac-10 play. Air Force 20, Wyoming 12: Shaun Carney threw two touchdown passes and Bobby Giannini returned a fumble 85 yards for a score early in the fourth quarter to lead Air Force (6-2, 5-1 Mountain West) past visiting Wyoming (4-3, 1-2). The Falcons, who forced five turnovers, became bowl eligible for the first time since 2002. BYU 42, Eastern Washington 7: Harvey Unga rushed for 145 yards and scored two touchdowns to lead BYU (5-2) to the nonconference win over Eastern Washington (4-3) in Provo, Utah. The Cougars gained 377 yards of offense despite heavy snow that blanketed the field by the end of the game. Colorado State 48, UNLV 23: Gartrell Johnson rushed for 162 yards and two touchdowns and the Rams (1-6, 1-3 MWC) snapped a 13-game losing streak with a road win over UNLV (2-6, 1-3). The game featured wind gusts of more than 50 mph that littered the field with debris, sent most of the announced 19,266 fans home early. New Mexico 20, San Diego State 17: Rodney Ferguson’s 6-yard touchdown run with 15 seconds left in San Diego lifted New Mexico (5-2, 2-1 MWC) over the Aztecs (2-5, 1-2). New Mexico has beaten SDSU seven straight times, including the last six in San Diego. Boise State 45, Louisiana Tech 31: Taylor Tharp threw for five touchdowns – one of them for 83 yards – and Boise State won in Ruston, La. Tharp more than made up for the loss of Ian Johnson, who led the nation in scoring last season with 25 touchdowns but was injured last week against Nevada and did not travel to Ruston. Even without him, Boise had 465 yards total offense. The Broncos (6-1, 3-0) have lost only one WAC game since 2002. Louisiana Tech fell to 2-5 and 1-3. Fresno State 30, San Jose State 0: Ryan Mathews had a 58-yard touchdown run while rushing for 144 yards and two scores, and surging Fresno State (5-2, 4-0) remained perfect in WAC play. After trouncing the Spartans (3-5, 2-2) at home, the Bulldogs have four straight wins heading into Friday night’s home showdown with Boise State. ETC.: Fresno State suspended defensive lineman Jason Shirley for the rest of the season, ending the senior’s career after his arrest on suspicion of driving under the influence. Nevada 31, Utah State 28: Luke Lippincott rushed for 241 yards and two touchdowns to help lead Nevada (3-4, 1-2 WAC) past winless Utah State (0-7, 0-3) in Logan, Utah. Kevin Robinson returned a punt 70 yards for a touchdown for Utah State, breaking the school record with his fourth career punt return score. New Mexico State 45, Idaho 31: Chase Holbrook, returning from a two-game absence, threw for 404 yards and three touchdowns and Tony Glynn ran for two scores to lead the Aggies (4-4, 1-2 WAC) over the Vandals (1-7, 0-4) at home. UC Davis 41, Southern Utah 21: Former El Segundo High and El Camino College standout Matt Engle passed for 295 yards and three touchdowns to lead Davis (3-5, 1-2 Great West) in Cedar City, Utah. Wes Marshall passed for 237 yards and two touchdowns for Southern Utah (0-7, 0-1). South Dakota State 48, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo 35: Cory Koenig rushed for 259 yards and four touchdowns as the Jackrabbits (3-4, 1-0 Great West) beat the Mustangs (4-3, 1-1) in Brookings, S.D. Cal Poly, ranked 20th in the Football Championship Subdivision coaches’ poll, had a four-game win streak snapped. Around the nation: Quarterback Jack Elway, son of NFL Hall of Famer John Elway, has verbally committed to playing for Arizona State, the Rocky Mountain News reported. The younger Elway has thrown for 1,677 yards and 21 touchdowns this season at Cherry Creek High in suburban Denver.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! From news services After waiting so long to be the featured guy in Oregon’s backfield, Jonathan Stewart didn’t need the speech. Still, Oregon coach Mike Bellotti made sure Stewart was comfortable carrying the load with backfield mate Jeremiah Johnson out for the season with a knee injury. Stewart, who waited 2
3. Winston Reid (centre back) 2. Michail Antonio (right back) 11 11 11 11 5. Aaron Cresswell (left back) 4. Angelo Ogbonna (centre back) 7. Yaya Toure (centre midfield) 11 11 11 11 11 6. Mark Noble (centre midfield) 9. Manuel Lanzini (attacking midfield) 11 1. Adrián (goalkeeper) – West Ham are expected to strengthen in the summer, so check out their possible line up for next season by clicking the arrow above. Will the Hammers be the team to look out for? 10. Dimitri Payet (left attack) 11 8. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (right attack) 11. Callum Wilson (striker) West Ham may have just been knocked out of the FA Cup, but optimism remains high over their future in the Premier League.It was the Hammers’ final cup game at the Boleyn Ground on Wednesday, losing 2-1 to Manchester United, as the count down for their switch to the Olympic Stadium reaches its final stages.The magic of Leicester City’s campaign has taken a large chunk of the limelight away from Slaven Bilic and his side, but their progression is more than worthy of attention.Bilic’s men have challenged for the top four, now sitting just one point off fifth-placed Manchester United, and, worryingly for their rivals, are set to only strengthen further in the summer.And with such a momentous move approaching, the club’s owners will expect the Irons to be challenging on all fronts – not only the top four.So how might they line up in their first campaign at the new ground?talkSPORT has put together a possible starting XI for West Ham in the 2016-17 season – check it out by viewing the slideshow above.
1 Everton are lining up a stunning deal to sign Dutch maestro Wesley Sneijder, according to reports in Turkey.The 32-year-old is currently at Galatasaray, where he scored five goals in 25 top-flight outings last term.But now sources in Turkey have claimed that new Toffees boss Ronald Koeman wants to make his fellow countryman one of his first signings since being appointed at Goodison Park.Koeman is said to have money to spend this summer, and former Real Madrid and Inter ace Sneijder has a release clause said to be as low as £5m – although his wages are likely to be high.But the 53-year-old, who worked with the Holland international during his time at Ajax, believes he could fit into his new-look Everton side.Some reports in Turkey have even suggested that the Merseyside club have already held early talks with Gala about a doing a deal this summer. Wesley Sneijder has scored 40 goals in 142 games for Galatasaray
A longtime community activist, Rawls played a major role in United Negro College Fund telethons that raised more than $200 million. He often visited and performed at black colleges. “He’s just someone who recognized, like many African-Americans of a certain generation, that education was something that our kids didn’t get access to and that it was critically important for their future, and for our communities’ future and for the nation,” said Dr. Michael Lomax, president and CEO of the UNCF. In September, Rawls performed in the organization’s “An Evening of Stars,” which was to be televised nationwide through the weekend. “He appeared frail, but he was in good voice, and he was in great spirit,” Lomax said. “He was there with his son, newly adopted, and his wife. He was a happy and contented man.” Aretha Franklin said Rawls was a “memorable musical stylist … who made a serious impact in the interest of historically black colleges and black folks.” Lou Rawls, who earned fame with his glorious voice and respect through his prodigious fundraising for the United Negro College Fund, died Friday of cancer. Rawls began as a gospel singer and spent nearly five decades working his soulful, velvet-voiced magic on classic tunes including “You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine” and “Lady Love.” “His voice was so unique,” said legendary producer Kenny Gamble, who with Leon Huff wrote “You’ll Never Find.” “The other thing was that he had a sense of community. Thousands and thousands of young kids benefited from his celebrity.” With his wife, Nina, at his bedside, Rawls died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, where he was hospitalized last month for treatment of lung and brain cancer, said his publicist, Paul Shefrin. Rawls’ family and Shefrin said the singer was 72, although other records indicate he was 70. Rawls’ trademark was his smooth, four-octave voice, which Frank Sinatra once called the “silkiest chops in the singing game.” Starting as a church choirboy, Rawls ultimately applied those silky tones to a variety of musical genres and more, including movies, TV shows and commercials. As a pitchman for Anheuser-Busch Cos. breweries, his was the familiar voice that said, “When you’ve said Budweiser, you’ve said it all.” Rawls was raised on the South Side of Chicago by his grandmother, who shared her love of gospel with him. He also was influenced by doo-wop and harmonized with his high school classmate Sam Cooke. The two friends were part of groups such as the Teenage Kings of Harmony. When he moved to Los Angeles in the 1950s, Rawls was recruited for the Chosen Gospel Singers, then moved on to The Pilgrim Travelers. He enlisted in 1955 as a paratrooper in the Army’s 82nd Airborne Division. Sgt. Rawls rejoined The Pilgrim Travelers three years later. While touring with the group, Rawls and Cooke were in a car crash that nearly ended Rawls’ life. Cooke was slightly hurt, but another passenger was killed and Rawls was declared dead on the way to the hospital, according to Shefrin. Rawls was in a coma for 5 days and suffered memory loss, but was completely recovered a year later. “I really got a new life out of that,” Rawls said at the time. “I saw a lot of reasons to live. I began to learn acceptance, direction, understanding and perception – all elements that had been sadly lacking in my life.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Heta Korpivaara scored 13 of her 18 points in the second half, including six points during a decisive 17-6 run, to lead Seton Hall to a 74-61 upset of No. 12 Notre Dame on Saturday. The loss was the third straight for the Irish (9-4, 0-2), their longest losing streak in eight years. The victory was the first for Seton Hall (5-8, 0-2) against a ranked team since beating No. 23 Notre Dame 51-48 in South Orange on Feb. 8, 2004. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Korpivaara made a pair of free throws with 11:20 left to give the Pirates a 45-44 lead, then added another pair of free throws and a 17-foot jumper to make it 51-46. The Pirates extended the lead to 58-50 when Shantel Brown made a 3-pointer and led by 10 when Monique Blake scored off her own miss. The Pirates, who outrebounded the Irish 32-14 in the second half, made 12 of 14 free throws during the final 1:50 to hold on for the victory. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson Jadis Rhodin had 13 points and six rebounds for Seton Hall and Amber Harris and Brown had 12 points each. Harris also added 11 rebounds and the Pirates had 14 second-chance points compared to just five for the Irish. Tulyah Gaines led Notre Dame with 12 points, Crystal Erwin had 11 points, despite going 1-for-7 from the free throw line, and Charel Allen added 10 points.
None of this seemed to awe Bears middle linebacker Brian Urlacher, who cut off a question about the Panthers’ running game this week by saying, “We’re not the Giants.” Nor are they the Falcons, for that matter. The Bears owned the NFL’s top-ranked defense for seven weeks before ending the regular season with a 34-10 loss at Minnesota that dropped that unit to second behind Tampa Bay. They allowed a league-low 12.6 points per game. And the last time the Bears met Carolina, they branded themselves an NFC contender with a victory that was as lopsided as a 10-point win can be. Although Steve Smith finished with 169 yards receiving, Carolina’s running game was nonexistent. The Panthers managed 55 yards rushing. But they have a different look now, more speed and finesse with Foster carrying the ball and Stephen Davis on injured reserve. Foster, who started the last four regular-season games and the playoff opener, had three mediocre outings before breaking out against Atlanta. “They run a lot of tosses with him to use his speed,” Bears defensive end Alex Brown said. “That actually helps their different blocking schemes; it’s not all power. They can run some finesse type plays. The guy runs hard, he breaks tackles. He did last game against the Giants.” The last time Delhomme faced the Bears he spent much of the game running away from pressure. When he wasn’t on the ground, he was slinging sidearm passes and throwing off his back foot. Nathan Vasher’s two first-quarter interceptions set up a touchdown and field goal, and the Bears never looked back. The defense had its way, and the offensive line didn’t budge against the Panthers. The Bears’ defensive line had a good time, especially Adewale Ogunleye and Alex Brown. Ogunleye sacked Delhomme three times, and Brown contributed two sacks and forced two fumbles. Most impressive, the Bears got those eight sacks without blitzing. “The important thing on stopping Jake Delhomme is getting pressure to him,” Briggs said. “Force him to throw the ball when he doesn’t want to throw it. Messing up the timing routes. We have a pretty good idea who they want to get the ball to.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! After a first-round playoff bye, after a season proving the doubters wrong, the Bears host the Carolina Panthers today, with the winner advancing to the NFC championship game. It all seemed unlikely, especially after a loss to Cleveland that dropped Chicago to 1-3 and left linebacker Lance Briggs wondering: “Are we that bad?” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita The answer was an emphatic no. The Bears won eight in a row after that, 10 of their last 12, and captured the NFC North. Along the way, they dominated the Panthers 13-3 at Soldier Field, sacking Jake Delhomme eight times. Now, they meet again. The Bears are in the playoffs for the first time in four years and are looking for their first playoff victory since beating Minnesota in the first round following the 1994 season. After going 13-3 and earning a bye in 2001, they lost by 14 to Philadelphia. The Panthers became the first road team since 1980 to register a playoff shutout when they beat the New York Giants 23-0 in the opening round last week. The defense forced five turnovers and the offense ran over a Giants team hurt by injuries to its linebacking corps. DeShaun Foster rushed for 151 yards after going for 165 against Atlanta the previous week. LAKE FOREST, Ill. — All along, the Chicago Bears claimed they would reach this point. They said they would make the playoffs, stuck together through a tough start and proved their preseason predictions were more than just hollow training camp chatter. And here they are.
Birdwatch Ireland has revealed that Donegal was the first stop-off point for a unique winter visiter to Ireland.Waxwings stopped off on Tory IslandA group of 25 Waxwing birds were spotted on Tory Island on October 29th, sparking a surge of sightings of the Scandinavian birds.This winter has been exceptional for the number of Waxwings reported throughout the country. By the end of November, Waxwings had been seen in all counties, with flocks of more than 50 birds noted in Antrim, Dublin and Wicklow.To date, the highest count was of at least 400 Waxwings seen roosting in Lucan, Co. Dublin in mid-December.Because the birds usually live in the wild woods of remote of Siberia and Alaska as well as Scandinavia, it is probably the first time they have encountered people.Birdwatch Ireland has ased any Donegal readers who may have spotted the stunning birds, who feed on berries in the winter, to contact them. DONEGAL IS THE FIRST STOPPING-OFF POINT FOR UNIQUE WINGED VISITER was last modified: December 20th, 2012 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:ScandinaviaTory IslandWaxwings
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