Reports – Key Chelsea figure departs club after spat with Jose Mourinho

first_imgChelsea and club medic Eva Carneiro have reportedly parted company – and the Premier League champions could face a costly legal battle over proceedings, according to the Daily Mail.Gibraltan-born Carneiro was initially relieved of some of her first-team duties by the Blues, along with colleague Jon Fearn, after a heated disagreement with Jose Mourinho during a Premier League clash with Swansea on the opening weekend of the season.Mourinho was angered by the medical team’s efforts to treat stricken Chelsea winger Eden Hazard, leaving the team with just nine players on the field following Thibaut Courtois’ sending off in the draw with the Swans.Carneiro was instructed to return to work last Friday at the club’s Cobham training ground, but it is understood she refused to show up for her duties.According to club advisors, she was not there for Tuesday’s training either and it seems she has now vacated her role.Chelsea may argue that Carneiro’s failure to adhere to their demands could weaken her case for constructive dismissal, even though showing up would have seen her effectively accept the new terms of her employment after being publicly stripped of first team duties.The Blues are also aware that Carneiro is in discussions with employment lawyers with a view to her next move.talkSPORT contacted Chelsea’s press officer on Tuesday afternoon but they refused to comment on the matter. Eva Carneiro 1last_img read more

Rodgers heading for Liverpool exit? Tottenham to shock Man City? – Coral Daily Download

first_imgSimon Clare joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.The Coral spokesman looks ahead to this weekend’s Premier League action and says Tottenham could be a good bet at 14/5 to inflict a second straight defeat on Manchester City in Saturday’s lunchtime kick-off.He also reveals Chelsea are 8/13 to beat bottom club Newcastle at St James’ Park and extend the Magpies’ miserable start to the season.Meanwhile, Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is under severe pressure ahead of his side’s clash with Aston Villa and is now just 5/4 to be the next top-flight boss to leave his post.Clare also previews Saturday night’s Rugby World Cup clash between England and Wales at Twickenham and says, while Stuart Lancaster’s side are the clear favourites [2/7 for the win], he expects a close encounter at Twickenham.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img read more

He should be SACKED! Man City fans turn on Pellegrini after Spurs shocker

first_img Manuel Pellegrini 1 All was well at Manchester City two weeks ago after they had stormed to six straight wins.But it’s not looking so good for them now after they crashed to a second consecutive Premier League defeat on Saturday, with Tottenham putting FOUR past them at White Hart Lane in the lunchtime kick-off.For many City fans, their disappointing turnaround in form is down to one man – Manuel Pellegrini – with his decision to leave Joe Hart on the bench drawing huge criticism. Some even believe the Chilean should be SACKED. See some of the best reaction to City’s defeat at Tottenham below…last_img read more

‘He just lapses’ West Brom boss lifts lid on Saido Berahino

first_img Saido Berahino West Brom boss Tony Pulis insists Saido Berahino has improved his behaviour after he was warned about his attitude.The striker could now start against Stoke on Saturday after Pulis claimed he was lucky to be on the bench for Monday’s 1-0 win over Newcastle. He was a substitute for the eighth straight game as Pulis hinted at behind-the-scenes troubles. Berahino’s time-keeping is understood to have been a problem in the past and it has been his general attitude which Pulis has taken issue with, not any specific flashpoint, but the boss has drawn a line under it. “It’s got nothing to do with anybody apart from me and Saido,” Pulis said. “He’s trained well this week, he’s been in on time and he’s done everything that everyone else has done.“He just lapses, it’s not because he’s a bad lad or anything. It’s just the way he is, it’s just him growing up and recognising it’s about the group, about the team, and the football club.“That’s all done and dusted, we’ve moved on from that.“The kid came on and did really well for 30 minutes (against Newcastle) and he’s got a great chance of playing on Saturday.”Berahino has scored just three goals this season after threatening to strike on deadline day when the Baggies rejected two bids from Tottenham.West Brom are braced for further interest from Spurs in the transfer window after they rejected four offers in total in the summer. Any deal will have to be significantly better business for the Baggies with the previous bids based around clauses and Tottenham’s final amount rising to £23million in several stages.And Pulis reiterated Albion’s stance on selling the 22-year-old.“I was asked that question two (transfer) windows ago and I said exactly the same,” he told a press conference. “The club would love to keep him.” 1last_img read more

Appeals court puts hold on NASA background checks

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas City 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday issued an emergency temporary injunction sought by some employees of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory who say newly required background checks invade their privacy and allow open-ended investigations into their lives. The employees had a Friday deadline to comply with the Bush administration directive or face the possibility of losing their jobs. They were required to fill out questionnaires and submit a waiver allowing the investigations. An emergency motion to the 9th Circuit was made after a lower court denied an injunction Wednesday. “The court has not had the opportunity to consider fully the voluminous material filed in connection with the emergency motion,” the 9th Circuit’s order said in an order that enjoins NASA through Oct. 12.last_img read more

Frank Girardot: From peril to just a giggle

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityI arrived 15 minutes later. Deputies with guns drawn were holding the north end of a half-mile perimeter in the heart of a densely populated neighborhood. I stood behind a car and watched things for a bit. I see guns as tools of destruction. I know I’m not alone. I knew a homicide detective who kept his piece in a paper bag in his desk drawer in the old Hall of Justice. Don’t get me wrong. I own a nice (completely dismantled) bolt-action rifle. Wednesday morning there was a report from Rosemead of “shots fired, possible officer down” crackling over the newsroom scanner. The sound of the radio traffic reminded me of the 1997 North Hollywood bank robbery that turned into a shootout between the LAPD and a pair of armed robbers and culminated in a bloody mess. The North Hollywood incident ended with 16 cops and civilians wounded in a firefight. When it was over, gunmen Emil Matasareanu, 30, of Altadena and Larry Phillips, 26, of Rowland Heights were dead. In the heat of the moment Wednesday I grabbed my press credentials and rushed out of the newsroom to where the action was. I’ve fired .22s, .38s, .45s, 9s, .357s and .44 Magnums (“the most powerful handgun in the world,” as “Dirty Harry” Callahan once said). I’ve taken turns with .410-gauge bird shotguns and powerful pump-action 12-gauge riot guns. I’ve shot at watermelons, tin cans, paper targets and (I’m ashamed to admit) a bird or two and a couple of road signs in my youth. But it amazed me to see how few residents of Rosemead shared my fear of well-aimed pistols and shotguns that were clearly in a safety-off position. Women with umbrellas to shield them from the sun thought nothing about approaching gun-pointing deputies from down-range. Men on bicycles rolled across the street, seemingly unaware that they were in a pretty dangerous place. I’ve watched a lot of Westerns in my day. I always thought civilians took cover in the nearest saloon they could find. Not in Rosemead. Not Wednesday. Reporter Jennifer McLain described the situation: “As time dragged on and deputies stood with guns in their hands, mothers walked by with strollers, neighbors stopped to ask questions and vehicles drove past.” Fortunately cops know the danger oblivious bystanders pose to themselves in these situations. “You try to get everybody out of the kill zone,” Los Angeles County sheriff’s Sgt. Tony Osterman said. “You want to keep them from becoming victims or hostages.” What started in a panic though, ended with a giggle. The “gunfire” a couple of deputies believed they encountered at Zapopan Park was nothing more than an exploding Bic cigarette lighter. No one was hurt. Although they could have been. Either stupidly or otherwise. I know. I’ve seen videos of exploding lighters on YouTube. [email protected] (626) 962-8811 Ext. 2717 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

Enola Gay pilot Paul Tibbets dies at 92; always defended atomic-bomb mission

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.“He said, `What they needed was someone who could do this and not flinch – and that was me,”‘ said journalist Bob Greene, who wrote the Tibbets biography, “Duty: A Father, His Son, and the Man Who Won the War.” Tibbets, 92, died at his Columbus home after a two-month decline caused by a variety of health problems, said Gerry Newhouse, a longtime friend. “I’m not proud that I killed 80,000 people, but I’m proud that I was able to start with nothing, plan it and have it work as perfectly as it did,” he said in a 1975 interview. “You’ve got to take stock and assess the situation at that time. We were at war. … You use anything at your disposal.” He added: “I sleep clearly every night.” COLUMBUS, Ohio – Paul Tibbets, who etched his mother’s name – Enola Gay – into history on the nose of the B-29 bomber he flew to drop the atomic bomb over Hiroshima, died Thursday after six decades of steadfastly defending the mission. He was 92. Throughout his life, Tibbets seemed more troubled by other people’s objections to the bomb than by him having led the crew that killed tens of thousands of Japanese in a single stroke. The attack marked the beginning of the end of World War II. Tibbets grew tired of criticism for delivering the first nuclear weapon used in wartime, telling family and friends that he wanted no funeral service or headstone because he feared a burial site would only give detractors a place to protest. And he insisted he slept just fine, believing with certainty that using the bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki saved more lives than they erased because they eliminated the need for a drawn-out invasion of Japan. Filmmaker Ken Burns said Tibbets’ life “helps to take this incredible, gigantic event and personalize it. This is a real human being who changed the course of the world inexorably on that August morning.” Paul Warfield Tibbets Jr. was born Feb. 23, 1915, in Quincy, Ill., and spent most of his boyhood in Miami. He was a student at the University of Cincinnati’s medical school when he decided to withdraw in 1937 to enlist in the Army Air Corps. “I knew when I got the assignment it was going to be an emotional thing,” Tibbets told The Columbus Dispatch for a story on the 60th anniversary of the bombing. Tibbets, a 30-year-old colonel at the time, and his crew of 13 dropped the five-ton “Little Boy” bomb over Hiroshima the morning of Aug. 6, 1945. The blast killed or injured at least 140,000 people. Three days later, the United States dropped a second atomic bomb on Nagasaki, killing at least 60,000 people. Tibbets did not fly in that mission. The Japanese surrendered a few days later. “It did in fact end the war,” said Morris Jeppson, the officer who armed the bomb during the Hiroshima flight. “Ending the war saved a lot of U.S. armed forces and Japanese civilians and military. History has shown there was no need to criticize him.” The head of the Japan Congress Against A- and H-Bombs rejected the idea that the bombing saved lives. “What Mr. Tibbits did should never be forgiven,” said Takashi Mukai, whose mother, a nurse, suffered lifelong effects of radiation as she treated bombing victims. “His actions led to the indiscriminate killing of so many, from the elderly to young children. “Nevertheless, I would like to express my condolences to his family, and pray for his soul,” he said. “What’s important now is that we move toward a world free of nuclear weapons.” Tibbets retired from the Air Force as a brigadier general in 1966. He moved to Columbus, where he ran an air taxi service until he retired in 1985. Tibbets said in 2005 that after the war he was dogged by rumors claiming he was in prison or had committed suicide. “They said I was crazy, said I was a drunkard, in and out of institutions,” he said. “At the time, I was running the National Crisis Center at the Pentagon.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Chelsea confirm Brazilian starlet has left Stamford Bridge on loan

first_imgChelsea have confirmed that promising midfielder Nathan will return to Vitesse for another loan next season.Chelsea landed the 20-year-old from Atletico Paranaense last July and sent him straight out on loan to the Dutch club.He made 18 Eredivisie appearances, scoring twice, and showed glimpses of why he is rated as one of the best young talents from Brazil.And now he will get the chance to secure more senior first-team football in Holland after Chelsea agreed to send him to Vitesse for the whole of the coming season too. Can Nathan ever make it at Chelsea? 1last_img read more

talkSPORT Transfer Centre PODCAST, July 19 2016

first_imgJoin talkSPORT’s Warren Haughton and Tom Bellwood as they discuss all the latest breaking transfer news. You can hear the talkSPORT Today Transfer Centre every day at 1pm on talkSPORT 2.last_img

Everton to launch stunning £46million swoop for Napoli star

first_imgEverton are hoping to beat Arsenal and Chelsea to the signing of Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly with an offer of £46m.The Senegal international is proving to be one of the most in-demand players this summer and clubs from around Europe are keen to snap him up.Both Arsenal and Chelsea have held talks with Napoli, while French champions Paris Saint-Germain are keeping tabs on the situation too.However, according to Sportitalia, Everton are ready to blow the competition out of the water with a bid of of £46m.The Toffees have money to spend this summer following the backing of billionaire investor Farhad Moshiri.A new centre-back is high on manager Ronald Koeman’s list of targets and he could get his wish after Everton submitted their latest offer for Koulibaly. Kalidou Koulibaly in action for Napoli 1last_img read more