Chelsea 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 1
Simon 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 Breakfast
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…
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.” 1
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.
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 www.insidesocal.com/sgvcrime 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Chelsea 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? 1
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Everton 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 1