Chuba Akpom, Demarai Gray and Jordon Ibe England Under-21s managed to secure a 1-1 draw with their Swiss counterparts on Saturday evening.The Young Lions took the lead early in the second half, but they had to settle for a draw after Florian Kamberi levelled 15 minutes from time.Liverpool’s Jordon Ibe was sent off in second half injury time, but England could hold on to keep their lead at the top of their group to three points.Demarai Gray was the star of the show, with the Leicester City youngster constantly terrorising the Swiss defence.It was the 19-year-old who played a key role in opening the scoring for Gareth Southgate’s men, as he completed an exceptional dribble down the right wing, sending in a cross for Chuba Akpom of Arsenal to convert with ease.You can watch Gray and Akpom combine for England’s goal against Switzerland below… 1
Bayer Leverkusen striker Javier Hernandez believes he would ‘probably have been the star’ at former clubs Manchester United and Real Madrid if he was given the chance.Hernandez was with United for five years up to last summer and scored 37 goals in 103 Premier League games – 49 starts and 54 substitute appearances.He spent 2014-15 on loan at Real and was rarely a starter for them, getting only seven Primera Division run-outs as part of the first XI and 16 from the bench, netting seven times.Since joining Leverkusen in August the 28-year-old Mexico international has started in all but three of his 28 Bundesliga appearances and scored 17 goals.He told FourFourTwo: “If I had more chances at United or Real, I’d probably have been ‘the star’ there as well – we’ll never know.“I didn’t have the chance. I never had the chance to play 20 games in a row so people could say, ‘He’s a good player who should stay’ or, ‘He can’t be the star – he’s not a good player’.“Ask the United fans. The numbers are there. The difference is that Leverkusen want me on the pitch. The others didn’t.” Javier Hernandez left Old Trafford permanently in 2015 1
All of England’s players trained ahead of the game, while Welsh supporters will be pleased to see Chris Coleman starting Joe Ledley and Hal Robson-Kanu.CONFIRMED ENGLAND LINE-UP: Hart; Walker, Smalling, Cahill, Rose; Alli, Dier, Rooney; Lallana. Kane, SterlingCONFIRMED WALES LINE-UP: Hennessey; Chester, A Williams, Davies, Gunter; Ledley, Allen, Taylor; Bale, Ramsey, Robson-KanuListen live, via talkSPORT.com, on radio (1053 or 1089AM, and DAB), on your television or through our app.READ: COMBINED ENGLAND AND WALES XI England v Wales is live on talkSPORT at 2pm England v Wales is live on talkSPORT at 2pm (BST) on Thursday, 16 June. Click here for live commentary from Lens.It’s the big one as far as fans are concerned.England v Wales is the game people in Britain have been waiting for and the pressure is all on England if you believe the boys in Wales’ camp.Gareth Bale and co. have been doing their best to ensure focus is on Roy Hodgson’s team, but on the pitch Wales have not beaten the Three Lions since 1984 and in the four games since, they’ve not been able to score. 2 2
Harry Redknapp has confirmed he has held talks with Dan Ashworth as the Football Association step up their search for a new England manager.FA technical director Ashworth is part of a three-man panel, along with Martin Glenn and David Gill, tasked with selecting Roy Hodgson’s successor.Redknapp, tipped as a potential candidate for the role, does not expect to have any involvement in the new set-up, but he has been sought out for his opinion.Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, the former Tottenham, QPR and West Ham boss said: “I did have a meeting with Dan Ashworth.“We had a coffee and a chat. It was generally about football. I enjoyed it. I had a good meeting with him, it was interesting.”Sam Allardyce is the current frontrunner to succeed Hodgson, who quit after overseeing a disastrous Euro 2016 campaign.The Sunderland boss left the club’s pre-season training camp in Austria earlier this week to hold talks over the job.Redknapp had pushed Glenn Hoddle forward for a second spell as Three Lions boss last month, but he believes Big Sam would be a good choice by the FA if he does get it.“I was in Glenn’s camp… but I will be delighted if Sam gets it,” he insisted.“Sam is a good man. He has plenty of knowledge, he will have plenty of enthusiasm for the job, so I will have no problems if Sam gets the job.“I want an English manager, that is important to me. I want to see one of the English boys get it.“It will be interesting if Sam gets the job who they put alongside him. I am sure they will want to bring in a young guy as a manager for the future. That seems to be the plan. It will be interesting who they select, if Sam gets the job, to work with him.”
Alvaro Negredo in action for Valencia 1 Middlesbrough have agreed a deal to sign Alvaro Negredo from Valencia on a season-long loan.The 30-year-old has already linked up with Aitor Karanka’s squad in Marbella at their pre-season training camp, although the Premier League new boys are still waiting on paperwork to ratify the deal.Negredo has previous Premier League experience, having been a member of the Manchester City side which won the title in 2014.The Spain international, part of the European Championship-winning squad in 2012, scored nine goals in 32 top-flight appearances for City but departed after just a season to return to his homeland.He has spent the past two years with Valencia and has scored ten goals in 55 LaLiga appearances.Negredo is the eighth signing made by Boro since they sealed promotion back to the Premier League.Viktor Fischer, Victor Valdes, Antonio Barragan, Marten de Roon, Gaston Ramirez, Bernardo Espinosa and Jordan McGhee have also joined the club this summer.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson at Denver 120, Boston 110 Kenyon Martin scored 24 points and Carmelo Anthony added 23 to lead the Nuggets snap a three-game skid. Andre Miller had 20 points and 14 assists that helped Denver win at the Pepsi Center for the first time since Dec. 23. Milwaukee 93, at Chicago 92 at New York 140, Phoenix 133 Michael Redd scored 17 of his 29 points in the third quarter and Mo Williams added 13 points and nine assists as the Bucks dealt the Bulls their seventh straight loss. Ben Gordon scored 28 points for Chicago. New Orleans 103, Charlotte 86 Chris Paul scored 24 points and had 11 assists and David West took advantage of the Bobcats’ depleted front line to score 20 points in the Hornets’ win in Oklahoma City. at Indiana 115, Seattle 96 Fred Jones scored 26 points and Stephen Jackson added 22 to help the Pacers snap a four-game losing streak. Jones made 10 of 16 field goals to lead Indiana to its highest-scoring total of the season. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! (3 OT) Stephon Marbury scored 32 points, including seven in the third overtime, and added 10 assists against his former team as the Knicks needed to play a triple-overtime game for the first time in 13 years to avoid taking sole possession of the NBA’s worst record.
Still, Alexander talked plenty about it after being told he earned 19 votes from a nationwide panel of 50 sports writers and broadcasters who cover the NFL. He ended the two-year reign of Indianapolis quarterback Peyton Manning, who received 13 votes. “You never know how voting goes, so you can’t get caught up in that,” he said. “But everyone wants to put themselves in a position where you can say you are one of those top players. And that’s how you get to the Super Bowl. And that’s how you win 13 games. That was our goal.” “Expensive phone call,” Mora said. “Consider that a lesson learned.” Vikes pick Childress The Vikings have selected Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator Brad Childress to be their next head coach, according to two persons with knowledge of the coaching search. Childress confirmed contract negotiations were ongoing Thursday night at a Minneapolis hotel. The Vikings are expected to hold a news conference this morning at Winter Park. The Houston Texans are looking inside and outside the organization to find a replacement for fired coach Dom Capers. They met with one of each: receivers coach Kippy Brown and Kansas City offensive coordinator Al Saunders. Jim Bates, the Packers’ current defensive coordinator, will interview with general manager Ted Thompson next week for the head coaching job. Viking in court Minnesota Vikings running back Moe Williams pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from a bawdy boat party. Williams’ attorney, Joe Friedberg, said he entered the plea in Hennepin County District Court. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Levy back Marv Levy is back in football and feels like a newcomer. Referring to himself as “an 80-year-old rookie,” the Hall of Fame coach returned to the Buffalo Bills franchise he led to an unprecedented four straight Super Bowl appearances in the 1990s, eagerly accepting the position of GM. Wrong call Atlanta Falcons coach Jim Mora was contrite after the NFL fined him $25,000 for using a cell phone on the sidelines during an overtime loss at Tampa Bay two weeks ago. Shaun Alexander was getting tired of having golfing partner Marshall Faulk remind him who owned an Associated Press NFL Most Valuable Player award. So Alexander went out and got himself one in record-breaking style. Alexander set an NFL mark with 28 touchdowns, led the league in rushing and ran away with the MVP voting Thursday. And with free agency on the horizon, the Seattle running back could parlay his sensational year into unprecedented riches. “Marsh and I go golfing and he will talk about MVPs and this and that as he drops another putt in,” Alexander said. “It is one of those things where I think it is more for the writers and media until after you retire. When you retire, that is when guys seem like they talk about it a little bit more.”
PASADENA – After a career that started with people telling him he may not advance because he was too short and soft-spoken, Cmdr. Rod Uyeda left Pasadena on Friday to become chief of the Manhattan Beach Police Department. “I never said I wanted to be a chief of police,” Uyeda said. “I never focused on it or was driven to do that. But at this point in my life I’m very excited to be given the opportunity.”Uyeda, 49, has been with the Pasadena Police Department for almost 30 years. When he was younger, studying at UCLA, he said he never considered entering law enforcement because, at 5 feet 6 inches, he was too short. Law enforcement agencies once required applicants to be at least 5 feet 8 inches tall. The restrictions were eliminated and Uyeda came to Pasadena. But he was one of the short ones, so people would nicely say that his career might not go far, he said.In Pasadena, Uyeda has been known for being well-organized, disciplined and committed to the profession, said Chief Bernard Melekian.“He cares about his people and he knows how to take operational theory and make it a reality,” Melekian said. Manhattan Beach has about 33,000 residents and one of the lowest crime levels in the state, Uyeda said. Traffic is the primary issue for the police, he said. Uyeda said he is proud of how diverse the Pasadena Police Department has become in the past 30 years. It was primarily white males when he came, but now is one of the most diverse in the state in terms of gender, race and sexual orientation, he said. Also, Uyeda said he is pleased to see how crime has dropped in Pasadena during his tenure. It was once routine to have 20 or 30 homicides a year, he said. Now the number is between four and six annually. Lt. Paul Gales will replace Uyeda as the new commander of the Special Operations Division. firstname.lastname@example.org(626) 578-6300, Ext. 4461 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
The shorthanded Clippers again played without Elton Brand and Corey Maggette. But they blew out the Seattle SuperSonics anyway. Buoyed by 25 points with 10 rebounds from Chris Kaman, the Clippers won a second consecutive game with a 98-72 victory in front of 18,099 Saturday night at Staples Center. The Clippers led by as many as 28 points in the fourth quarter and by 17 in the first half. Drama surrounding the game was hardly apparent, but there was some Clipper drama as coach Mike Dunleavy had a meeting earlier in the day with Corey Maggette to explain the possibility of swapping him for Indiana’s Ron Artest. Indiana rejected that trade. Another factor that hindered the trade is that Maggette is expected to be out six weeks with a separated ligament in his left foot. Indiana’s medical staff did not give the Pacers the go-ahead to make the deal. Where all of this puts Dunleavy and the Clippers is a place where Maggette knows the team wanted to trade him. The Clippers swingman, however, says he understands the nature of the business. The Clippers didn’t need Maggette on Saturday. But the Sonics were shorthanded, too, without Ray Allen, who served the second game of a three-game suspension for fighting with former Clipper and current Orlando Magic guard Keyon Dooling. Brand also was out with a bruised right hip, but he was in uniform and is considered day to day. The Clippers led by 17 points in the second quarter after a 16-0 run and entered the fourth quarter with a 76-58 lead. Kaman shot 10 of 12 from the field to tie a career high and season high with 25 points. Sam Cassell joined Kaman with a strong game with 24 points and six assists. Rashard Lewis scored 22 points to lead Seattle, which lost its fifth of six games. The Sonics also were without starting center Reggie Evans, who was sick, and Kaman took advantage of that. “When they went with a small lineup, we tried to punish them,” Kaman said. “And we did a decent job. We turned the ball over a couple times on the double-teams, and I was frustrated a little bit. But overall, it was good.” 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 MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita The Clippers lost nine of 12 games, after starting the season 14-5 and before winning the past two games. While Dunleavy says he still is optimistic about this season, that attitude didn’t prevent him and general manger Elgin Baylor from meeting with the controversial Artest in an effort to trade Maggette for him. “We’re totally confident about where we are and what our direction is,” Dunleavy said. “As it comes down to it, we have responsibilities to explore every opportunity that’s out there. Along the way, we haven’t hidden the fact we’ve had an interest. And that’s true. We have had an interest in Artest. He’s a unique talent, and so you talk to people, you talk about different things, potential deals that can work and cannot work.” As the Clippers try to recover from missing the injured Maggette, Dunleavy also confirmed that the Clippers have contacted veteran free agent Latrell Sprewell to gauge his interest in signing with them. Artest, who was suspended 72 games last season for his role in a brawl in Detroit, has been on the Pacers’ inactive list since Dec. 12, two days after demanding to be traded. He is a former All-Star who some consider among the elite players in the league, while Maggette has never been an All-Star but has been solid as the Clippers’ second leading scorer.
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