Manchester United youngster makes Wigan loan move

first_img Donald Love 1 Manchester United youngster Donald Love has joined Wigan Athletic on loan.The defender, who was shortlisted for Reserves Player of the Year last season, has moved to the League One side on a two-month deal.The 20-year-old can operate at right-back or in the middle of the defence and has been registered in time to make his debut on Saturday against Walsall.“He’s a young player still learning but we have had him watched and we believe he has immense potential,” Wigan boss Gary Caldwell told the club website.“He’s quick, strong and can play in several different positions defensively. Let’s hope he can start realising some of that potential here.”last_img

Guess who? Fans say this player deserves to win the Ballon d’Or more than anyone else

first_img1 Messi v Ronaldo Fifa have released the 23-man shortlist for the 2015 Ballon d’Or, and while it has been a promising advert for the Premier League, we all know exactly who will be competing for the honour. Since the award began in 2010, the battle for world supremacy has been shared between two players: Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. And this is set to continue for another year. Though the voting could prove a little trickier this time around. Ronaldo has taken the honour for the past two years, and while his goal scoring form has continued – at the weekend the Portuguese broke Raul’s all-time Real Madrid record – Los Blancos failed to deliver any silverware in the 2014/15 season, which ultimately cost Carlo Ancelotti his job. Ronaldo’s claims for the award, therefore, are being called into question, especially as Lionel Messi was integral to Barcelona claiming the treble in May.Nonetheless, despite Messi’s trophy-winning form last term, the Argentine is currently nursing a torn ligament in his knee, sustained in September, and isn’t set to return to action until late November.This has led to some wondering whether his absence from the field could damage his hopes of winning the Ballon d’Or. Thus, with such uncertainty over the Messi or Ronaldo debate at present, talkSPORT has delved into the world of Twitter and has taken a look at who the fans want to see win. Have a read of the best comments below.last_img read more

Manchester United 0-0 PSV Eindhoven: Van Gaal’s men left with it all to do going into final Champions League group game

first_img It was another tough night in front of goal for Wayne Rooney 1 Boos rang around Old Trafford on another frustrating night for Manchester United, as they were held to a goalless draw by PSV Eindhoven in the Champions League.The point leaves them second in Group B, with all to play for in matchday six. They face the tough task of winning in Wolfsburg in two weeks’ time to book their place in the next round, or else they face a third-placed finish and entry into the Europa League.The Red Devils again looked short in the final third, with Anthony Martial’s effort the most memorable in the first half, when Jeroen Zoet saved his shot from the far side of the box.Jesse Lingard, who has been one of United’s bright sparks in recent weeks, looked brightest in the first period and he should have scored 20 minutes from the end, squandering a chance and failing to test the goalkeeper.Before kick-off, some of the travelling Dutch fans made a kind gesture in wishing Red Devils defender Luke Shaw a speedy recovery, after the young English left-back suffered a double leg fracture in the previous tie in Eindhoven.After a quiet start to the match, another tribute took place on seven minutes.With it being ten years to the day since United great George Best’s passing, fans around Old Trafford held up phone marks in tribute to the Northern Irishman.  Louis van Gaal’s men soon began to look lively, first when captain Wayne Rooney made ground down the right before pulling a cross along the box, Martial stepping over the ball for Lingard in space, but the in-form youngster’s touch was heavy.Daley Blind’s floated corner after half an hour produced a good chance for the hosts, as Morgan Schneiderlin’s effort was saved well by keeper Zoet.The Dutch giants soon made a dangerous break, with the ball making its way to Jorrit Hendrix, whose curling effort was met, and well held, by De Gea.Martial had the best chance of the match as Lingard’s shot deflected into the Frenchman’s path. With the outside of his boot, he struck from ten yards but it was straight at Zoet, who also parried ex-PSV man Depay’s shot before the interval, after good work by the ever-improving Chris Smalling.The home side looked livelier early in the second half, with the realisation of how important a win would be going into the final group match.Depay had another effort saved before he was substituted against his former club, but he was largely ineffective on the night.The visitors reminded United of their threat when Davy Propper went close, setting himself up on the edge of the box, juggling the ball on the move before firing a volley into the hands of De Gea.Substitute Ashley Young looked to make an impact, but his cross into a dangerous part of the box was not met by Rooney or fellow substitute Marouane Fellaini.Eindhoven attacked on the break and it looked like they could punish United before Jurgen Locadia selfishly opted to shoot, pulling the ball wide at the near post.A 72nd-minute chance summed up Van Gaal’s side’s night. Young’s cross was deflected and it bounced into the path of Lingard, who lacked composure, failed to get over the ball and he struck over the bar from 12 yards.At stages this season, Man Utd have struggled to score and it was the case again tonight, as an opening goal evaded them against a PSV side which beat them 2-1 in Holland two months ago.Elsewhere in Group B, Wolfsburg were 2-0 winners at CSKA Moscow.last_img read more

Everton boss Roberto Martinez blasts referee Mark Clattenburg for awarding Stoke last-minute penalty

first_imgEverton manager Roberto Martinez blasted referee Mark Clattenburg for awarding Stoke a last minute penalty that earned the Potters a thrilling 4-3 win at Goodison Park.Stoke had twice squandered a lead, given to them on both occasions by Xherdan Shaqiri, as Romelu Lukaku levelled with a brace that took his Premier League tally to 15 for the season.Gerard Deulofeu looked to have won it for the Toffees only for Joselu and a last gasp Marko Arnautovic spotkick to miraculously send the visitors home with all three points.Martinez, however, felt particularly aggrieved about the decision that led to Arnautovic’s winner, with Clattenburg believing John Stones had felled the Austrian.“It’s a bad decision,” fumed the Spaniard.“It wasn’t a penalty in a million years because Stones touches the ball. He [Clattenburg] waits for the linesman who was over 40 metres away from the action.“From such an experienced referee it’s tough to take a decision like that that has cost us a point.”Everton now sit 11th in the table despite plundering 35 goals – 15 of those from Lukaku – and Martinez admits they need to address their leaky defence if they are to find some consistency.He added: “Sometimes we want to score and win games so much that we leave ourselves at little bit open. It’s something we need to rectify.“We should have used a bit more common sense and manager the game better. We have to learn because to lose a point like that is heartbreaking.”last_img read more

Wolves set to hand former Villa youngster new deal

first_img Kenny Jackett 1 Wolves boss Kenny Jackett has revealed the club are ready to reward winger Jordan Graham with a new contract.The 20-year-old former Aston Villa youngster has been in outstanding form since breaking into the side in November.He still has 18 months to run on his contract, but Wolves are ready to act now to secure Graham’s long-term future at Molineux.“We have some time on his present contract, it’s not that it’s running out this season,” said Jackett.“But having said that, Jez Moxey (CEO) is very good at rewarding players when they come in and do it, and we genuinely speak to them before their contract is up or when it’s absolutely necessary we like to encourage our young players and if they come in and do well we’ll talk to them straight away.”last_img read more

Judge scolds rapist doctor

first_imgTheir ages ranged from the 20s to 60s. The assaults occurred from August 2004 to September 2006. None of the women knew each other, yet they all gave similar accounts of what Dickershaid said and did in assaulting them, Houle said. Dickershaid maintains his innocence and vowed to appeal. He testified that he had consensual relations with two of the women and denied anything sexual occurred with the other three. His DNA was found on the two women with whom he said he had consensual sex. Before he was sentenced, Dickershaid expressed remorse to the court for allowing himself to be put in a position in which the allegations could arise, according to his attorney, David Diamond. He admitted he broke ethical guidelines for a chiropractor, but said he didn’t commit any crimes. Diamond said the women lied and suggested they were motivated by money and “coached.” One woman was retaliating against Dickershaid because he would not report that she was injured during an accident, Diamond said. Another woman could not describe the room where the assault occurred, including a large X-ray machine in it, he added. “When someone is interviewed over and over by law enforcement, miraculously, they start telling the same version of the story,” Diamond said. The judge told Dickershaid that he is a danger to society and that he took advantage of the women and his position of trust, according to Houle. Houle said the judge told Dickershaid: “Your explanation on the stand was a series of intricate lies you weaved together. I found them offensive, and the jurors found them offensive.” [email protected] local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Katherine Mader could have sent Thomas Dickershaid, 66, to prison for 40 years. Deputy District Attorney Lisa Houle said she asked for 32 years but was pleased with the sentence. “I think the victims feel a great sense of closure and finality to what has been, really for some of them, many years of terror,” Houle said. An Airport Courthouse jury convicted Dickershaid on Sept. 26 of 11 counts of forcible rape, sexual battery by restraint, sexual battery by fraud and sexual penetration with a foreign object. Four of the women were patients, and one was looking for a job at his Fresh Start Chiropractic office at 8727 La Tijera Blvd. COURTS: The former chiropractor from Westchester gets a 24-year prison sentence. By Denise Nix Staff Writer A former Westchester chiropractor was sentenced Monday to 24 years in prison by a judge who called him “arrogant” and said he had “no sense of the terror he caused” when he sexually assaulted five women. last_img read more

Arrest made in summer alcohol-fueled stabbing death

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A 35-year-old laborer was arrested yesterday in connection with the alcohol-fueled fatal stabbing of a 25-year-old Panorama City man this summer, police said. Alberto Carrillo Deisidro, a 35-year-old laborer from Sun Valley, was arrested before noon yesterday at his work at a marble countertop cutting place in Palmdale, said Los Angeles Police Department Detective Jim Freund. He was being held at the Los Angeles County Jail on a murder charge in connection with the slaying of David De La Cruz, who was found suffering from multiple stab wounds in the hallway of a three-story apartment building around 5:20 a.m. July 22 in the 8900 block of Tobias Avenue. The stabbing occurred after a confrontation broke out among a group of men who were drinking, Freund said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE “We’re not clear what started it all,” Freund said. “The victim and suspect had no working relationship that we know of.” De La Cruz was discovered lying on the floor of the apartment building’s second story hallway with stab wounds. He was taken to a local hospital where he died. For news and observations about crime in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, check out the Daily News’ crime blog by clicking here.last_img read more

Court: Age can’t be used to assess workers’ comp

first_imgSACRAMENTO – A state appeals court has given a partial victory to older workers who suffer job-related disabilities. The 3rd District Court of Appeal, in an unanimous decision, said Monday that a disabled employee’s age could not be used to reduce workers’ compensation benefits. But the court left open the possibility that an age-related condition such as osteoporosis could be taken into consideration in determining how much in benefits to give a worker who suffers a permanent disability. “The question here is not whether it was proper to apportion some disability to preexisting conditions but whether it was proper to apportion 40 percent of the disability to those conditions,” Justice Harry Hull wrote for the court. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsThe ruling involves a 76-year- old Sacramento woman, Lois Vaira, who suffered a broken back in 2003 while working as a receptionist for the California Travel and Tourism Commission and was found to be partially disabled as a result of the injury. A medical examiner, using an apportionment procedure re- quired under legislation pushed through by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and employers in 2004, concluded that 40 percent of Vaira’s disability was due to osteoporosis or the precondition of osteopenia. A workers’ compensation judge then cut Vaira’s workers’ compensation benefits by 40 percent, ruling that her age and the pre-existing weakness in her spinal column contributed to her disability even though she said she had no symptoms.last_img read more


first_imgDONEGAL got another tourism boost today – after one of the county’s top golf courses was given a ‘must play’ write-up by the world’s leading golf website.Golf International’s article also appeared on the official PGA Tour website.The article states: “If the name, Donegal, conjures up a special image of the real Ireland, then Ballyliffin will be for you. Located at the northernmost tip of Ireland, at the top end of County Donegal, this is the place for nature lovers, hill walkers and those who just yearn to view the best of Mother Nature’s handiwork. Spectacular scenery and clear fresh air, some say the freshest in the world, are all here in abundance.“Ballyliffin Golf Club was inaugurated in 1947 and today boasts 2 eighteen-hole layouts. The Old Course, where golf had certainly been played way before the formation of the club and though records remain quite hazy as to who the architect might have been, it is clear that the principal designer was Mother Nature herself, as there may be no more natural course in the entire world.“The second course at Ballyliffin, the Glashedy Links, has a more documented pedigree. Designed by the noted Irish architect, Pat Ruddy of European Club fame, working with Tom Craddock, Glashedy was opened in 1995. There are those who claim this may well be the best links course designed in the British Isles in half a century, despite its relative youth.“For those who journey this far, both courses must be played. Each has its own distinct personality and it is impossible to rate one higher than the other; they are both a joy to play and present quite contrasting challenges.“Some have called the two courses at Ballyliffin, formidable, while others have used much stronger language. The pair is well worth the trek for the seasoned golfer who is looking for a lot more than many other courses are able to provide.”Other Donegal courses are also given the thumbs up on the websiteIt says: “Bundoran, Donegal’s Murvagh, Rosapenna, Portsalon and Ballyliffin are layouts that simply must be played by any serious golfer. Each is a treat and guaranteed to provide a genuine Irish golf experience ranking alongside the very best.”BOOST FOR DONEGAL AS OUR GOLF COURSES GET THUMBS UP was last modified: February 24th, 2011 by gregShare 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


first_imgThe Donegal Women in Business Network has elected Noeleen McAteer, owner of The Acupuncture Clinic & Chinese Herbs in Letterkenny, as President at their recent AGM.A member of the Network since 2009, Noeleen joined the steering group of Donegal Women in Business in 2010 to help organise the network’s calendar of events and promote membership of the network.“I am honoured to have been elected as the new President of the Donegal Women in Business Network,” says Noeleen. “The Network has a great track record of helping businesswomen in Donegal and I plan to work hard to continue that success.”Originally from Louth, Noeleen is a graduate of Middlesex University and Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, obtaining a degree in Science and Chinese Medicine.Whilst completing her degree she also did a Diploma in Tuina massage at the Asante Clinic of Chinese Medicine in London.After working in the pain and maternity clinics at Whittington Hospital, London, Noeleen developed a special interest in using acupuncture, acupressure and Chinese herbs in pain management and during pregnancy and labour. She then spent five months on a work placement in Beijing. After completing her training Noeleen ran a successful practice in Galway for 4½ years before relocating to Donegal with her husband, Ramelton-native Paddy.She then set up a new practice, The Acupuncture Clinic & Chinese Herbs, on Port Road Letterkenny where she specialises in the clinical practice of all aspects of Chinese medicine to treat infertility, pregnancy, pain disorders and sports injuries. She has alsorecently added baby massage and baby yoga classes to the services onoffer.Membership of the Donegal Women in Business is open to both women working in business and business-owners. Annual membership for 2012 is only €25. To join or for further information about upcoming events, please contactCeline Carroll, Secretary, on 074 9160735 or [email protected] WOMAN ELECTED PRESIDENT OF DONEGAL WOMEN IN BUSINESS NETWORK was last modified: March 27th, 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)last_img read more