Derby County turn to Real Madrid assistant coach Paul Clement

first_img However, with Ancelotti’s future up in the air, Clement may feel now is the perfect time to go it alone.  He has spent the last two years in Madrid with the Italian and has never hid from the fact his eventual goal is to go into management.  Sport EN Upd. at 18:48 19/05/2015 According to La Sexta, Carlo Ancelotti’s assistant coach has decided next season is the right time to go off in his own direction.  “It’s a great experience to work at this level: it’s the pinnacle.” Clement has previously worked with Ancelotti at Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain. Paul Clement could be about to swap Real Madrid for Derby County.  “It’s an ambition [to be head coach] but I’ll stay here as long as I can,” he told The Guardian in 2013.  Derby just missed out on promotion to the Premier League this season and are thought to be looking for a replacement for former England manager Steve McLaren.  CEST London-based Queens Park Rangers would have been his first choice, but they renewed Chris Ramsey’s contract with the club on Tuesday.last_img read more

SPORT SHORTS

first_imgMonmouth University goalie Ashley Lewis was tabbed as the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Defensive Player of the Week for the week ending on Sept. 9.The Freehold High School graduate posted consecutive shutouts, as the Hawks defeated the New Jersey Institute of Technology, 3-0, and Columbia University, 2-0. She now has four clean sheets on the year and a 0.40 goals-against average.The Monmouth women are off to their best start since 1995, 5-0.Lewis had a phenomenal career at Freehold, collecting 57 career shutouts. She was the backstop of the Colonials’ teams that won three straight NJSIAA Group III championships from 2005 to 2007 and back-toback Group III state titles in 2005 and 2006.The National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) announced the Best XI selections for the 2013 NWSL season, with Sky Blue FC and U.S. Women’s National Team defender Christie Rampone making the First Team.Teammate and Australian international Caitlin Foord was voted to the Second XI team.The NWSL awards are voted on by a selection of journalists who cover the league on a consistent basis, club officials and NWSL players.Rampone starred at Monmouth University (two-time Northeast Conference Player of the Year) before going on to a legendary career with the women’s national team.As the national team captain, she has won three Olympic gold medals with the U.S. team. The most recent was at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Since 1997, she has appeared in 284 games for the national team.last_img read more

Champions Man City held at home to Huddersfield Town

first_imgChampions Manchester City will have to wait to break the Premier League points record after they were held to a 0-0 draw by Huddersfield Town at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday.City, who lifted the Premier League trophy in front of their fans after the match, mustered only two shots on target all game, as relegation-threatened Huddersfield dug in for a vital point.The draw means City have 94 points, one short of the season record set by Chelsea back in 2004-05, but they still have two games left to play.Huddersfield gave their survival hopes a huge boost with a point that moves them three clear of the bottom three ahead of their midweek trip to Chelsea.“England is a special place and is so tough,” City manager Pep Guardiola said after the match. “Today we saw it. You never know if you are going to win, but I had no doubt what I had to do.”Guardiola handed John Stones his first Premier League start since January in defence, and the England international was immediately put under pressure by a determined Huddersfield side.City goalkeeper Ederson was forced into the first meaningful save of the game 11 minutes in, but Florent Hadergjonaj should really have done better from a good position.Hadergjonaj then found Alex Pritchard on the edge of the box, who again forced Ederson into a smart stop. City, however, failed to mount any sort of attack.City improved after the break, as Guardiola shuffled his pack, but a poor final pass and brave defending from the visitors kept the champions at bay.As the game went into stoppage time, Huddersfield backed off and that tactic almost proved costly as Nicolas Otamendi curled just wide.The visitors held on for a crucial point, meaning City must wait for that points record. On an afternoon of celebration at the Etihad, the champions will not be too downbeat about the result.“This gives us belief (that Huddersfield can stay up) but to be totally honest I’ve had belief in this group of players since pre-season,” Huddersfield manager David Wagner said. “Every player and member of the backroom staff believes.”last_img read more

Texters book Finals berth

first_imgSta. Lucia notches maiden PSL victory But it wasn’t the point production that mattered in the game, according to coach Nash Racela.“What’s really crucial was Joshua Smith sacrificing a lot for the team,” Racela, in his first Finals appearance in just his second conference calling the shots, said. “Knowing how important this game is, he showed the heart of a champion (by suiting up). He’s a warrior.”Smith, though, might not be there when the Texters play Game 1 on Wednesday against the favored Beermen, with the toe injury forcing the hands of coaching staff and management to sign up Mike Myers.“We’re ready for any eventuality,” said Racela.Ginebra gave its most valiant effort only to be overwhelmed by the telling run in the fourth period that had the Gin Kings losing a three-point lead.ADVERTISEMENT Swing Out Sister back to PH this April Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak Under siege all game long from an enemy that was determined to take the series to a decider, Castro got a lot of help from several men as the Texters kept the Gin Kings at bay with a 19-1 run breaking Ginebra’s back for a 122-107 lead with under two minutes left.It was Castro’s best game in the series and he admitted coming into the crucial encounter with a must-win mentality, knowing that they would be in trouble if the series got dragged into a Game 5.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new ground“I told myself that this is a do-or-die game,” Castro said in Filipino. “We needed to win this game. I just told myself to keep shooting with confidence.”Import Joshua Smith dragged his 6-foot-9, 330-pound frame for 21 minutes but still shot 18 points. For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in MOST READ 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 View comments Japeth Aguilar stepped up for the Kings, shooting 20 of his 31 in the first half with Justin Brownlee taking over in the third period with 13 of his 25.But the duo was limited to just nine in a 17-point fourth quarter for Ginebra.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PBA IMAGESWith an import standing on only one good foot, TNT KaTropa rode its fleet-footed franchise player practically all of Saturday night to make sure that the flagship teams of the PBA’s two conglomerates will be disputing the Commissioner’s Cup.Jayson Castro scored 21 of his 38 points in the final half and led the Texters in weathering the storm that was Barangay Ginebra, as a 122-109 victory at Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay wrapped up their Final Four series, 3-1, and had TNT advancing to the best-of-seven title series opposite San Miguel Beer.ADVERTISEMENT End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendlast_img read more

Athletes cast their votes too

first_imgSo did two-time PBA MVP James Yap, former national team coach Chot Reyes, volleyball player Dzi Gervacio and collegiate stars Isaac Go of Ateneo and Wendell Comboy of Far Eastern University, who were among those who posted photos of their inked fingers.Screengrab of Chot Reyes’ Instagram storyYap also campaigned for former cager Francis Zamora, the former San Juan City vice mayor who is running for the same position again.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsJames Yap casts his vote. Screen grab from Yap’s Instagram StoryKiefer posted a Boomerang on Instagram Stories of himself and longtime girlfriend Valdez after voting in their precinct.Thirdy Ravena votes. Screengrab from Thirdy’s Instagram accountThirdy also documented his voting experience on Instagram, highlighting the indelible ink on his finger. Solon urges Solgen to reconsider quo warranto petition vs ABS-CBN Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MOST READ LATEST STORIES Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Liverpool beats Wolves, misses out on Premier League title Eduard Folayang gets new opponent for ONE Manila card View commentscenter_img Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard MANILA, Philippines—Athletes aren’t just looked up to with what they do on the court, they also try to be good role models off of it.JUST VOTED. Alyssa Valdez, Kiefer Ravena show the indelible ink on their fingers after voting on Monday. Screengrab from Kiefer’s InstagramBrothers and basketball stars Kiefer and Thirdy Ravena and volleyball ace Alyssa Valdez made sure to exercise their right to vote for the midterm elections Monday.ADVERTISEMENT NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption PLAY LIST 02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LeBron James stretches lead in NBA All-Star Game fan voting Pagadian on tighter security for 100,000 expected at Sto. Niño feast The Witcher series prompts over 500,000 reprints of Andrzej Sapkowski’s bookslast_img read more

Essequibo man nabbed with ganja

first_imgA 28-year-old labourer from the Onderneeming Sand Pit area in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) was nabbed by Police in Essequibo on Saturday evening with a quantity of cannabis.A search was conducted during which Police unearthed a quantity of seeds, leaves and stem suspected to be cannabis. The substance was found in the man’s right pants pocket. He was told of the offence, but denied the charge.The suspect, Audwin Pilgrim, was later taken to the Suddie Police Station where the substance was weighed and amounted to 12 grams. He is presently in Police custody pending charges.last_img read more

Old Thunder wins by neck in Santa Anita feature

first_imgSantos was injured when his mount For a Prayer fell and sustained a fatal neck injury. Are We Dreamin and jockey Ramon Dominguez fell over the horse, then Street Sass and jockey Eddie Martin Jr. fell over Are We Dreamin. Dominguez, Aqueduct’s leading rider, was treated for a sore knee and released from a hospital. He will miss at least twoweeks and is recuperating at his Maryland home, his agent Steve Rushing said. Martin escaped injury. Santos, 45, has more than 4,000 career victories, including the 2003 Kentucky Derby and Preakness aboard Funny Cide. Invasor set for Donn: Invasor is ready for his 2007 debut. The Horse of the Year is the 6-5 favorite in a field of nine for today’s $500,000 Donn Handicap at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla. The 5-year-old Invasor, winner of all four of his starts in the United States last year, was assigned top weight of 123pounds, five more than second choice Magna Graduate and 13 more than 15-1 long shot Barcola. “We’re giving up weight to each horse, but he’s the Horse of the Year and he just won at 124 pounds,” trainer Kiaran McLaughlin said. Invasor, with Fernando Jara around, drew the inside No.1 post position for the 1 1/8-mile race. The 10-race card features twostakes for 3-year-olds on the road to the Kentucky Derby: Nobiz Like Shobiz is the 8-5 favorite in the one-mile, $150,000 Holy Bull, with Scat Daddy at 2-1; Cowtown Cat is the 5-2 favorite in the 6 -furlong, $150,000 Swale. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Old Thunder paid $11.80, $5.80 and $4, Hockey the General returned $7.40 and $4.20, and Storm Mate earned $4.20 to show. The win was the third in nine career starts for the 4-year-old son of 2000 Kentucky Derby winner Fusaichi Pegasus and was worth $35,400, raising his career earnings to $125,585. Old Thunder has won both races since being moved from dirt to turf by trainer Ron McAnally. Santos injured: Jockey Jose Santos will be sidelined indefinitely because of injuries from a three-horse spill at Aqueduct. Santos sustained spinal injuries, broken ribs and possibly a broken nose in Thursday’s accident. “It was bad, and Jose knew it was bad, but he also knows it could have been worse,” his wife Rita said. “He is in a lot of pain. Right now, it looks like he won’t need surgery but will be in a brace for several weeks.” center_img Old Thunder took the lead at the sixteenth poll before holding off Hockey the General by a neck Friday, covering 1 mile on turf in 1 minute, 34.72 seconds to win the $64,140 feature race at Santa Anita. Storm Mate was another neck back in third, finishing a head in front of Courtnall, the 6-5 favorite in the allowance optional claiming race for 4-year-olds and up. last_img read more

No break in momentum at the box office

first_imgLIGHTS! CAMERA! ACTION! Foster is one of the few actresses who can carry an action-thriller (“Panic Room,” “Flightplan”). So when “The Brave One” opens a week from today, I expect it to be one of the fall’s biggest hits. Foster doesn’t make movies very often, so it’s usually worth seeing when she does release a film. Also breaking out on the action front, “The Kingdom,” starring Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Garner and Chris Cooper, will bow Sept. 28. The movie is about a group of FBI operatives investigating a terrorist attack and has hit written all over it. Then Oct. 12 offers a pair of action flicks: “We Own the Night,” starring Joaquin Phoenix, Mark Wahlberg and Robert Duvall, and “Hitman,” a video-game adaptation starring Timothy Olyphant. I’d give “Night” the box office edge in that duel. OSCAR BAIT: “Elizabeth: The Golden Age” has Cate Blanchett reprising her Oscar-nominated role as Queen Elizabeth I. The royal sequel – out Oct. 12, focuses on Elizabeth’s middle years, while the original 1998 film, “Elizabeth,” told the story of a young queen. Like Blanchett, George Clooney is already an Oscar winner (“Syriana”) but could be nominated again for the title role in “Michael Clayton,” which goes into wide release the same day as “Golden Age.” Reese Witherspoon, the 2006 Best Actress winner (“Walk the Line”), teams up with “Brokeback Mountain” nominee Jake Gyllenhaal in the political drama “Rendition,” which will hit theaters Oct. 19. Meryl Streep, a 14-time Oscar nominee and two-time winner, is also in the cast. John Cusack has never been Oscar-nominated, but that could change with the indie drama “Grace is Gone,” which casts him as a widowed father of two who struggles to tell his kids that their mother has been killed in Iraq. “Grace” will be out Oct. 5. LEAVE ‘EM LAUGHING: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has been faring better in comedy than in action flicks lately, so it’s no surprise that he is headlining the Disney comedy “The Game Plan,” out Sept. 28. He plays a pro football player who sees his jock lifestyle turned upside down when a 7-year-old girl shows up claiming to be his daughter. With the Oct. 5 release of “The Heartbreak Kid,” box office king Ben Stiller will be looking to add another title to his recent string of hits that includes last year’s “Night at the Museum” as well as “Meet the Fockers” and “Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story.” “Heartbreak” has Stiller playing a newlywed who ditches his sexy but nutty wife on their honeymoon for another woman. A week later, Steve Carell will be looking to get back into the hit business after the disappointment of “Evan Almighty.” Carell headlines “Dan In Real Life” about a widower (Carell) who falls for a woman (Juliette Binoche) who is dating his brother (Dane Cook). In addition to some of the movies I’ve mentioned, I’m looking forward to seeing “Reservation Road,” starring Joaquin Phoenix, Mark Ruffalo and Jennifer Connelly; “Why Did I Get Married,” the latest big-screen adaptation of a Tyler Perry play; the romantic comedy “Ira & Abby” written by and starring Jennifer Westfeldt of “Kissing Jessica Stein” fame; and the Sean Penn-directed “Into the Wild.” greg.hernandez@dailynews.com (818) 713-3758285Love live music?Sign up for Festival Pass, a newsletter on Southern California’s festival culture. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! This is supposed to be the time of year when no one is going to the movies! With that in mind, I’m previewing for you some of the flicks I think might keep the box office momentum going until early November, when moviegoers will be hit by an onslaught of would-be blockbusters. RIDE ‘EM, COWBOY: Westerns have been few and far between in recent decades, but this month, “Yuma” and “The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford” (Good luck fitting that title on a theater marquee!) are both ambitious films with big stars. “Yuma,” which opened today, should take first place with a debut of about $15 million this weekend. It’s enjoyed strong reviews and it seems like this is a genre that Crowe’s fans will enjoy. “Jesse James” will be out Sept. 21 and stars Pitt as the famous outlaw. The film’s journey to the screen has been somewhat rocky, but it shouldn’t hurt its prospects that Pitt is in the news so much these days. My dad loves a good Western so I’m looking forward to taking him to see “3:10 to Yuma” this weekend – one of many star-powered films set for release this fall. So much for any kind of lull between the summer and holiday movie seasons. “Yuma” stars heavy-hitters Russell Crowe and Christian Bale and kicks off a two-month period that will have movies headlined by the likes of Jodie Foster, Brad Pitt, Clive Owen, Ben Stiller, Jamie Foxx, Reese Witherspoon, Steve Carell, Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and George Clooney. The movie industry bucked tradition by having a record August and by setting Labor Day weekend benchmarks. last_img read more

Real Sociedad chief confirms Arsenal forward on David Moyes’ radar

first_imgArsenal forward Joel Campbell is on Real Sociedad’s radar, the Spanish club’s president has confirmed.David Moyes had been keen to land the Costa Rican on loan in January but he instead joined their La Liga rivals Villarreal as part of the deal which took Gabriel Paulista to north London.Campbell is now back at Arsenal, but has told he can leave on a permanent deal this summer, and Sociedad chief Jokin Aperribay is keen on luring the 22-year-old – so long as the Gunners’ demands are not too high.“He is an interesting player for La Real,” Aperribay told TV station Teledonosti.“However, at this time there is no negotiation regarding a transfer.  We have to analyse the financial conditions that this transfer would pose“He was saddened not to come to La Real in January and he would happily come back to play in the Spanish league.“In any case we are in no hurry to make a signing. We need to be patient because the important thing is to sign the right player and to do so while respecting Real Sociedad’s budget.”La Real have turned their focus on Campbell after failing in their attempt to lure English forward Danny Ings to San Sebastian.Ings will join Liverpool on July 1 after his contract but Burnley expires.“We knew for a while now,” Aperribay said. “He told us that he was in talks with Liverpool and we knew that it was a club that he was keen to join.“Moreover, the financial offer he received from Liverpool was very good.” 1 Joel Campbell last_img read more

Bump n run

first_img WHO’S NOT The Cincinnati Bengals are the only team entering the playoffs coming off two consecutive losses. The defeats weren’t pretty either, both coming to non-playoff teams. First was a 37-27 loss to Buffalo, then a 37-3 stomping by Kansas City. The Bengals still earned a first-round playoff game, though it will be a tough task against Pittsburgh. Cincinnati did win at Pittsburgh earlier this season. WHO’S HOT The New York Giants won their division for an NFL record 21st time and tied the record by making the playoffs for the 27th time. All this after coming off a 6-10 record last season. The Giants reversed their fortunes behind a vintage season by the ageless Tiki Barber and improvement from young Eli Manning. Dallas and the Los Angeles/St. Louis Rams are the only other teams to make the playoffs 27 times. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson ROOKIE WATCH Frank Gore finished the season strongly for the San Francisco 49ers, putting himself into good position to earn the starting tailback job next season. Gore rushed for a career-best 108 yards on 25 carries last week in San Francisco’s 20-17 overtime victory over Houston. He finished with 255 yards rushing in his final three games with Kevan Barlow out battling injuries. STAT LINE 4 Wild-card teams that have gone on to win the Super Bowl. The last was the 2000 Baltimore Ravens, and previously by the 1997 Denver Broncos, 1980 Oakland Raiders and 1969 Kansas City Chiefs. center_img 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