French Open champ Ostapenko on the rise again in WTA rankings

first_imgTobias Harris’ late 3 seals Sixers’ win over Knicks Dying at Wimbledon would have been acceptable—Bartoli Angelique Kerber (GER) 7,035 ptsSimona Halep (ROM) 6,920Karolina Pliskova (CZE) 6,855Serena Williams (USA) 4,810Elina Svitolina (UKR) 4,765Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) 4,550Johanna Konta (GBR) 4,400Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) 4,310Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) 4,010Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) 3,985Venus Williams (USA) 3,941Petra Kvitova (CZE) 3,135Jelena Ostapenko (LAT) 3.110Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) 3.095Garbine Muguruza (ESP) 3,060Elena Vesnina (RUS) 2,831Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) 2,580Madison Keys (USA) 2,523Anastasija Sevastova (LAT) 2,325Timea Bacsinsky (SUI) 1,873 MOST READ LATEST STORIES 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 LaVine scores 42, Chicago rallies late to beat Cavs Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte Thousands join Kalibo Ati-atihan despite typhoon devastation Clippers, Lakers among most-watched NBA teams by Filipinos McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Latvia’s Jelena Ostapenko celebrates after winning the second set against Britain’s Johanna Konta during their women’s singles third round tennis match at the ATP Aegon International tennis tournament in Eastbourne, southern England, on June 29, 2017. AFPSurprise French Open winner Jelena Ostapenko resumed her rise up the rankings to number 13 ahead of her Wimbledon opener on Monday.The Latvian who jumped 35 places last month to 12th spot following her shock triumph at Roland Garros, then slipped back to 14th place last month, is on the rise again after reaching the third round of the Eastbourne tournament.ADVERTISEMENT LSU title parade draws massive crowds Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ The top 10 remains unchanged as Wimbledon gets underway although third-placed Czech Karolina Pliskova, the winner at Eastbourne, is closing the gap on second-placed Simona Halep of Romania.WTA ranking:FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’last_img read more

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Woods in 10-over US Open horror show

first_img“Not very happy, that’s for sure. It was a tough day,” said Woods, who will turn 40 in December. “I couldn’t quite get it turned around today.”Woods’ head-scratching opening round comes just two weeks after he shot a career-high 85 in the third round of The Memorial.His previous worst score in a US Open was in 2006 at Winged Foot in Mamaroneck, New York, where he shot two straight rounds of 76 and missed the cut.“For some reason I just can’t get the consistency that I’d like to have out there,” said Woods, who finished with eight bogeys, one triple bogey and just one birdie.The 10-over comes 15 years to the day that Woods won his first US Open title by 15 strokes at Pebble Beach.Now the 14-time major winner will need a miracle to make the cut on Friday as he finished ahead of just two other players at Chambers Bay and one of those was his playing partner and reigning Players Championship winner Rickie Fowler who shot an 11-over 81.Woods started his round Thursday with back-to-back bogeys on the front nine as his season-long slump is showing no signs of ending soon despite a series of swing changes he implemented in the hope it would straighten out his game.On the back nine he had three straight bogeys beginning at No. 11, followed by a triple bogey on the par-four 14th.He capped his round with another bogey at the par-five 18 after topping his approach so deep into one bunker that he had to go down a set of stairs to find it.Woods was even outscored Thursday by 15-year-old amateur Cole Hammer who beat him by three strokes with a 77.The only other player to finish worse than Woods and Fowler was Rich Berberian who had a 13-over 83.“The  bright side is at least I kicked Rickie’s butt today,” said Woods, trying to find some humour in the situation.Woods said he fought through it as best he could but just came up empty.“I couldn’t grind out any harder than that. Unfortunately it was a high number today,” he said.Woods said undergoing knee surgery is one thing but there is nothing like trying to recover from his back surgery.“Knee surgeries are pretty easy compared to a back surgery, the recovery time,” he said.“And for some reason, it’s just a lot harder dealing with a nerve than a joint.”– no giving up -Despite his troubles, Woods isn’t about to give up. Asked how he plans to turn this around, he said, “Keep working. Keep grinding, and keep working.”The quirky links-style Chambers Bay course is one of the longest in US Open history with an array of elevation changes that only adds to the mental and physical demands on the golfers.The stretch from the fourth hole to the seventh is one of the most difficult par-four series the players are going to see all season.So with the state of Woods’ game at the moment he was lucky to get through that section in two-over par.But just when he thought the worst might be over he reached the 602-yard, par-five eighth.Woods’ wayward tee shot sailed well right into the deep fescue grass, coming to rest on a steep bank and giving him an awkward downslope stance.Woods paced the area and then took a time out to tie his shoes while he pondered the difficult lie.He stood over the ball and took a full swing, making contact but also hitting something hard on the ground which caused him to fling his club about 30 feet backwards over his left shoulder.Woods turned around picked up the club and checked the shaft to make sure it wasn’t broken or warped.But what he couldn’t see was that his ball had travelled to the other side of the fairway where it had stopped in more rough.Despite his troubles, Woods reached the green on eight with his third shot, giving him a birdie chance from 20 feet. But his first putt landed short and he tapped in for par.“When I do it right, it’s so easy. It just feels easy to control, easy to do it, easy to hit all my shots. I just need to do it more often,” he said.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Tiger Woods watches his shot from the fairway on the sixth hole during the first round of the U.S. Open golf tournament at Chambers Bay on Thursday, June 18, 2015 in University Place, Wash. PHOTO/AFPTACOMA, June 19- Tiger Woods endured the worst US Open round of his career Thursday with a shocking 10-over 80 at Chambers Bay.It marked Woods’ third round in the 80s this season and he equalled the worst major championship round of his career, bringing back memories of his 10-over 81 at the storm-hit 2002 British Open in Muirfield.last_img read more

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Taylor resident wins Unifor’s 2018 Bud Jimmerfield Award

first_imgTAYLOR, B.C. – Taylor resident Grant Truscott has been named Unifor’s 2018 recipient of the Bud Jimmerfield Award.Every year the award is presented to a nominee who demonstrates strong leadership, proven commitment to health and safety as well as prevents future occupational diseases, deaths, and injuries in the workplace.“It’s up to the members, and the union to say that we will not accept a lower standard of safety here,” said Truscott. “As a union, we negotiate for the workers every three or four years, but as health and safety committees, we negotiate for their health and safety every month.”- Advertisement -Truscott began his advocacy 34 years ago at the McMahon Gas Plant in Taylor. He was the Chief Shop Steward at Local 686-B for many years before becoming the Occupational Health, Safety and Environment Co-Chair of the Local Committee. Truscott was then elected co-chair of the policy committee.Throughout his years of leadership with the locals, Truscott has strived to ensure everyone goes home safe and sound at the end of their workday. He has also groomed many young workers into being better health and safety advocates.Through his work, he continues the legacy Bud Jimmerfield left behind as a determined health and safety, environment and workers’ compensation activist. Advertisementlast_img read more

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British authorities thwart London car bombings

first_imgLONDON — London was gripped by a terrorist threat Friday when the police found two Mercedes sedans packed with gasoline, nails and gas canisters parked near Piccadilly Circus in the bustling West End entertainment district. The police defused both bombs, but had they exploded “there could have been significant injury or loss of life,” Peter Clarke, Britain’s senior counterterrorism police officer, told reporters. Hours later, Clarke told another news conference at New Scotland Yard that the second car, illegally parked in Cockspur Street a few hundred yards from the first in Haymarket, had been rigged like the first, adding, “The vehicles are clearly linked.” Security experts said neither the bomb materials nor the cell phone triggering device was particularly sophisticated. Nor, said Sajjan M. Gohel, a counterterrorism expert with the Asia-Pacific Foundation, did the attack “seem to be very well-planned.” But the idea of a multiple attack using car bombs — a departure from the backpack suicide attacks of the London bombings of July 2005 — raised concerns among security experts that jihadist groups linked to al-Qaida may have imported tactics more familiar in Iraq. Both bombs seem to have been discovered by accident. In the first case, an ambulance crew alerted the police after seeing what it thought was smoke inside a silver-green Mercedes parked outside the Tiger Tiger nightclub in Haymarket. The police defused an explosive device there by hand in the small hours, but they did not reveal the episode until early Friday. Then, after a day of growing tensions and reports of a second bomb, the police confirmed Friday night that they had found a blue Mercedes rigged to explode in a car pound on up-market Park Lane, where it was stowed after being ticketed and towed away. Traffic agents said they had smelled gasoline fumes coming from the vehicle. The car was towed about 3:30 a.m., roughly two and a half hours after the discovery of the first vehicle, the police said. If the cars were supposed to explode in spectacular fashion, the plot had clearly gone awry. ABC News reported that British security officials said they had seen a “crystal-clear” image on a security tape of the driver jumping from the green Mercedes, and that he bore “a close resemblance” to a man arrested in an earlier bomb plot but released for lack of evidence. A British security official confirmed in an interview Friday that authorities were concerned the attacker might have been a person already known to them who had slipped out of sight after “crossing the radar” in a separate conspiracy. In recent weeks, several terrorism suspects supposed to be restricted in their movements by control orders have disappeared, but they are more likely to have fled abroad, the official said. The attempted bombings, as well as the potential for further violence, posed an immediate challenge to the new prime minister, Gordon Brown, who convened a meeting of Britain’s top security committee — called Cobra, for Cabinet Office Briefing Room A — to assess the severity of the situation. In the course of a jittery day in London, police barred people and vehicles from Park Lane and urged others to leave adjoining Hyde Park because officers had suspicions, later confirmed, about the car in the underground parking lot. Fleet Street, leading from central London to the traditional financial district to the east, was also cordoned off, but later reopened. The closures left tracts of central London in gridlock on a busy Friday afternoon when streets are normally packed. Some Londoners seemed unfazed by the news of the botched attacks. “It’s something you get used to, living in London,” said Andrew Fowler, a 39-year-old lawyer sipping coffee at an outdoor cafe near Piccadilly. “And given the stance our government made on the war in Iraq and elsewhere, I think we are just getting used to being a target.” The alert, which closed off streets around Haymarket, brought some people out of nearby offices to find out what was going on. “It’s only when I got to work that I realized what was happening,” said Renee Anderson, 32, a New Zealander from her country’s nearby diplomatic mission. “I feel surprisingly all right about it. We all kind of thought, ‘Well, you could be hit by a bus anyway.’ “ News of the developments broke over Britain’s breakfast tables when a police spokesman said explosives experts had discovered a “potentially viable explosive device” in a vehicle. British news organizations quoted witnesses as saying police officers had been seen removing what appeared to be propane gas cylinders and a large number of nails from the car. Sky News quoted an eyewitness who said the car had been driven erratically before it collided with garbage bins, and that the driver had run off. Clarke, the counterterrorism officer, could not confirm that version of events. The Tiger Tiger nightclub was packed with hundreds of people at the time the first bomb was discovered. One woman at the club, Rajeshree Patel, told the BBC that the Mercedes had all its doors open and its headlights on. “I think there would have been a lot of fatalities” if the car had exploded, she said. “There were approximately 500 people inside Tiger Tiger at the time.” 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

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Pataki faces post-appendectomy surgery

first_imgALBANY, N.Y. – Gov. George Pataki, showing no improvement five days after surgeons removed his appendix, was transferred Tuesday to a New York City hospital and underwent another operation. Doctors operated to alleviate a blockage in Pataki’s digestive system, said his spokesman, David Catalfamo. Afterward, the governor was “awake, alert and resting comfortably,” Catalfamo said in a statement. Pataki, 60, checked himself into Hudson Valley Medical Center on Thursday complaining of severe abdominal pain. His appendix, which had begun to rupture, was removed during emergency surgery. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant 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

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Instructor given 10th Impact win

first_imgMOORPARK – When Donna Fulgham was a high school student in Japan in the 1960s, she had a teacher named Dr. Anastasis who brought literature to life.“She would do readings that sent chills up my spine,” she said. “I thought, `Someday I want to be like her.”‘Now, she has lived out her dream, teaching English at Moorpark High School for the past 15 years, a career she didn’t begin until she was in her 40s.Since then, Fulgham, 57, has been honored by Ventura County business and education leaders repeatedly with the Impact II award presented annually to gifted teachers by the Ventura County Economic Development Association in cooperation with the Ventura County Office of Education. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsFulgham is a National Board certified teacher and received a master’s degree in education this month.On Wednesday night, she received another Impact award grant at the annual Teacher Recognition Dinner for work she had done with Moorpark teacher Ginger Brandenburg about racial and gender equity and social justice.“She is an Impact II winner almost every year,” said Ventura County Superintendent of Schools Charles Weis. “She is extremely creative and cares deeply about the kids.”Howard Smith, chairman of the Board of Directors for the Ventura County Economic Development Association, said the business group sees good teachers as essential to a healthy economy.“In VCEDA, we believe education is one of the highest priorities a community can have,” he said. Over the years Fulgham has won 10 Impact II awards as an individual or working with other teachers. The individual awards include $500 grants and the team awards provide $750.As a Ventura County resident, she has seen Moorpark grow from a small agricultural town once known as the egg capital of the world, with more chickens than people, to a sophisticated suburban community where the high school students have won the national Academic Decathlon twice and the state championship three times.“We have a great student population, involved parents and caring teachers,” she said. “I get excited every day going to work. The kids are motivated and the community’s motivated. I have a passion for literature and for language arts, so this is one profession where I can live my passion daily.”Kerry Roscoe, coordinator for the Impact II award and grant program, said Fulgham was a wonderful teacher because of her ability to inspire her students.“I have been moved to tears when I have seen her teaching,” Roscoe said. “I saw her bring grandparents into the classroom to write poetry and essays with their grandchildren. There was a connection you don’t often see.”Anna Merriman, assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction for the Moorpark Unified School District, was principal at Moorpark High over a six-year period while Fulgham taught there.“In my eyes, she epitomizes the goal all teachers should reach for,” Merriman said. “She is intelligent and incredibly well-versed in her subject matter. She has a commitment to her children where failure is not an option. She has a relentless tenacity to work with children, from gifted students to English-language learners. Her passion is evident the minute you walk into the classroom.”Fulgham said she tries to use literature to get students to think about how they can be more effective in the world.In one lesson involving Shakespeare’s play “Othello,” she asked them to look at the question of passion versus responsibility so students could ponder the power of blind trust and the need to maintain ethical behavior. Her goal is to create lessons that appeal to students’ learning styles.“Their passions carry it beyond my wildest dreams,” she said. “We need innovation in the world. We need kids who are flexible thinkers and find their unique approaches.” eric.leach@dailynews.com(805) 583-7602160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img
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Fantasy Premier League draft tips: 12 dos and don’ts for your selection

first_img 12 12. Do remember you can sign players after the draft ends – If a top star makes a move to the Premier League, snap him up immediately. Whoever is fastest to the transaction will get the player, so always be prepared. 11. Do keep an eye on the latest transfers – You don’t want to pick a player who could be sold in the coming weeks to a club outside the Premier League; it could severely diminish your chances. 10. Don’t let injuries scare you away from top players – Eden Hazard is out for the start of the season, but will be back and will score points. Other players might leave him, but you should take him if you can. 2. Do pay attention to the Draft Ranking, it’s a collective conscious and will help you out – You will have an idea of the players you want to pick, but the Draft Ranking shows which players are being picked the most – and in what order – in other leagues, so it’s a good guideline if you’re struggling. 8. Don’t select too many players for the same team – With no limit on how many men you can pick from the same club, you might think you’re being clever by having five Chelsea players. But, if the Blues hit a bad patch, your whole team will suffer when it goes wrong. 12 12 12 12 4. Don’t talk about who you want out loud, your fellow drafters will swoop – The draft is really good fun, but watch your tongue. If you let slip you’re planning a move on Kyle Walker, a rival may scupper your plans. 12 12 12 3. If you’re not selecting early, the strikers will go – aim for a top goalscoring midfielder immediately – In a league with more than eight players, forwards are at a premium, so if you’re struggling to find a Harry Kane or Romelu Lukaku – sign up a goalscoring midfielder like Dele Alli or Eden Hazard and beat your rivals to those stars. 9. Do make a watchlist if you’re in a big league – This becomes more important in the late rounds when you’re looking for a midfielder or striker who will get good points. Get a list of high-scoring stars for smaller clubs together. 12 6. Do use the message board if you aren’t with your mates – Can’t make it to an evening with friends? Chat about it in the hub, it’s the perfect place to play your Jose Mourinho-like mind games. 1. Don’t wait until the last second to pick your player – click the arrow above, right, to see more dos and don’ts for your Fantasy Premier League draft team – It’s not big, it’s not clever, and it’s not funny. Get on with it. Also, by picking quickly you can put pressure on the next selector and possible push them into a panic buy. 12 7. Don’t worry too much about your goalkeepers – Last season, the top 14 shot-stoppers had just 47 points between them; they won’t make or break your season. Focus your picks elsewhere. 5. Do meet up with friends to do the draft – Over in America, NFL fantasy drafts are huge events between mates. Do similar with the Premier League one, get the pizzas in, grab a beer, have a laugh. 12 This year, the Fantasy Premier League draft is set to take the world by storm.Taking the lead from America – where NFL fantasy football has the whole country talking – the draft could well be king this season.Each player gets 90 seconds to pick a player for their 15-man squad, but it’s a lot trickier than you might imagine.So, with that in mind, what are talkSPORT’s top tips ahead an FPL draft? Click the right arrow above to find out… 12last_img read more

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Trial ordered in slaying of ex-girlfriend

first_imgLANCASTER – An ex-convict accused of fatally shooting his ex-girlfriend after she made dozens of harassing cell-phone calls to him has been ordered to stand trial on a charge of murder. Keion Howard, 32, of Palmdale is accused in the August 2005 slaying of Christina Mays, 27, who was found shot to death about 3 a.m. outside her home in the 1200 block of East Lingard Street. “She came out into her front yard without any shoes on, and she had her cell phone with her,” Deputy District Attorney Kelly Cromer said. “She ends up being shot in the front yard.” Howard was bound over for trial Friday on a murder charge after a preliminary hearing that was spread over three days. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREFrumpy Middle-aged Mom: My realistic 2020 New Year’s resolutions. Some involve doughnuts.He also was ordered to stand trial on charges in an unrelated case of possession of cocaine for sale, possession of a firearm by a felon, and possession of ammunition by a felon. The judge dismissed a charge of false impersonation. Howard’s attorney could not be reached for comment. Howard has pleaded not guilty and was being held in lieu of more than $2 million bail. Mays and Howard had broken up less than a month before the shooting, prosecutors said. Howard was convicted of robbery in 1996 and of drug charges in 1993, 1994 and 2000, prosecutors said. karen.maeshiro@dailynews.com (661) 267-5744160Want 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

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Simon Jordan says Klopp is better than Guardiola and makes stunning Sterling claim

first_img Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:45Loaded: 9.44%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:45 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen Getty Images – Getty Danny Murphy says Pep Guardiola may live to regret his comments about Sadio Mane“I think Jurgen Klopp is a better manager because of the intensity and the irresistibility of Liverpool.“Despite the beauty of Man City, and this is something I’ve already said and don’t care if fans like it or not, there’s something about Man City that resembles a Frankenstein club – they’ve just bought everything.“There’s something about Liverpool’s style of play and attitude now that appeals to me personally. I look at Liverpool and I find them irresistible.”Watch a clip of Simon Jordan on talkSPORT above The rival managers have aimed barbs at each other in recent days, perhaps in an attempt at mind games in the build-up to Sunday’s game.Guardiola has long been hailed as the best manager in the world due to his incredible trophy haul, but Jordan believes Klopp is now the superior coach for turning Liverpool into an ‘irresistible’ force.“I debate the fact Pep Guardiola is the best manager in the world right now,” the former Crystal Palace owner continued. Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola are battling for the Premier League title once again this season Simon Jordan has told talkSPORT Jurgen Klopp is a better manager than Pep Guardiola, and insists Raheem Sterling would have been just as good a player if he remained at Liverpool to play under the German.The topic of Sterling’s future at the Etihad has got people talking this week amid claims Real Madrid want to sign the England forward.City have reportedly laughed at suggestions from Spain that Real were planning to offer £70million plus Gareth Bale in exchange for the 24-year-old, while a source close to Bale told talkSPORT on Monday the story is ‘complete rubbish’. getty 2 But Jordan says moving to the Bernabeu would make a lot of sense for Sterling, as Man City will never be as iconic as the Spanish giants.He told talkSPORT host Jim White: “The idea that Raheem Sterling has gone to Man City [to improve under Guardiola], I think if he had stayed at Liverpool [he would be just as good] because Jurgen Klopp would have arrived.“I also think Raheem Sterling to Real Madrid is very realistic, for his brand-building. Man City will never, ever, be Real Madrid. They will never be Manchester United, either.“They can win as many titles as they want, but they will never be an iconic football club in the way others are.”Jordan has also weighed in on the Klopp vs Guardiola debate ahead of this weekend’s Premier League showdown at Anfield. Sterling has been linked with a departure from Manchester City despite his current deal running until 2023 2last_img read more

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Swedish goalkeeper Viktor Noring signs two year deal with Hearts

first_imgNoring spent a fortnight on trial with Robbie Neilson’s team in June – playing in friendlies against Aberdeen and Cowdenbeath.Now he will compete with Scotland Under-21 goalie Jack Hamilton for the starting jersey at Tynecastle.Noring told the official Hearts website: “It feels amazing to have signed here.“It’s a good opportunity for me to come here and try to get the number one spot, so I’m very happy. Hearts have signed goalkeeper Viktor Noring in time to add him to their Europa League squad.A two year deal was agreed following a successful trial period with the capital side.The keeper will be available to face Birkirkara in the Europa League second qualifying round as he has been registered before the 11pm deadline on Friday.The 25-year-old joins as a free agent after leaving Swedish side Lyngby BK. “I was at Tynecastle for the game against Infonet and the atmosphere was great. I can’t wait to experience it as a player.”Noring broke through the ranks of Trelleborgs in his homeland as a teenager, and represented Sweden at various age levels.He earned a full cap for his country in 2011.Noring had unsuccessful loan spells with Malmo in 2012 then Celtic in 2013, before a permanent move to Bodo/Glimt. He also spent a year in the Netherlands with Heerenveen before joining Lyngby last year.last_img read more

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