Harry Kane accepts he has to become Captain Marvel for England and Spurs

first_imgHARRY KANE accepts he must now become Captain Marvel for both England Spurs.Against Bulgaria at the Vasil Levski National Stadium tonight, there will potentially be a massive amount of pressure on Kane on and off the pitch.1 Harry Kane must now step up as captain of club and countryFirstly, Kane must help ensure his team overcomes the carcrash of Friday’s 2-1 loss to the Czech Republic in their sixth Group A game.The Three Lions skipper has spoken to the team following the abysmal performance in Prague. While Kane will be hoping the midfield give him far more ammunition than three nights ago.Yet at a venue which will be partially closed as punishment for racist home fans, Kane could also be forced to take a lead role in a situation which could see the players forced off the pitch.And if that is not enough, after England return home, Kane must focus on the implosion at Spurs while he will now take the armband after the injury to Hugo Lloris.Kane scored his 27th international goal from the penalty spot on Friday and it was his 20th as England captain – the same number as former skipper Alan Shearer and Bryan Robson.Another goal tonight will see Kane go past Shearer and Robson — although Vivian Woodward’s 23 goals as skipper up to 1911 is the national record.Passing that mark would be a small piece of history but Kane has his eyes on far bigger stuff at Euro2020.Accepting the pressure is definitely on, he said: “I kind of just take that responsibility. I have been doing it for a while now. It doesn’t help when you don’t win like the game on Friday night because it feels like you carry those losses with you and as players you want to win every game.“From my point of view, I’m with the captain role at England and take that responsibility on, obviously I will be captain at Spurs for however long Hugo is out.“But I have said before that my game doesn’t change, my personality doesn’t change. I am still the same person, I still try and lead by example on and off the pitch and I will continue to do that.“I have been in high pressure situations before in my career, whether that is going through goal droughts, playing in high-pressure games or not playing well as a team.ACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big one“It is something I will take in my stride and improve on.“It is a long, old season for club and country ahead – a lot of games to be played so there are going to be tough periods. We are also in one now as a club. Hopefully we can win Monday night for England and that will put Friday night less impactful and then I will go back to Spurs and take that in my stride and see how that progresses.”While the defence was a shambles, it was also a tough night in Prague for Declan Rice, Mason Mount and Jadon Sancho.Confirming he spoke to them before the squad ended their three-night stay in the Czech Republic yesterday afternoon, Kane said: “The best way to do it with the young lads in the team is not to talk about individual performances but the group and players know when they have played well and when they haven’t.“For me, it has just been about keeping everyone’s energy high and not letting anybody get down on themselves and thinking it is the end of the world.“It was important to stay calm, the day after we all obviously knew it was a disappointing night, a night where we could definitely have been better than that.“But when you have got a game two days later you can’t dwell on that and bring negative energy in to the camp.”As for continuing his goals record while skipper, Kane added: “As one of the leaders in the team and as a striker, I want to score goals and help the team in that way. It has worked out pretty well since I have been captain. But it is not just me who has to lead, there are other players in the team that definitely do that.”You can only hope that we are talking about England moving a step closer to Euro2020 rather than more embarrassing behaviour from racist football supporters.Kane spoke at the team meeting a week ago when the players were told about the three-step protocol which could lead to the game being abandoned if there is sustained racism.He added: “I’d rather keep the meeting private. It was a conversation about the stuff that might happen here. It might not, as I said in there.MOST READ IN FOOTBALLSILVA’S GOLDEN GIRLModel Ines Tomaz has been helping Bernardo Silva through quarantineGossipCROWD RETURNFA Cup final ‘may see 20,000 at Wembley in trial allowing some fans at games’CommentPHIL THOMASDiving and whining was never a good look and will seem worse after lockdownExclusive’I’M IN A BAD WAY’Ex-England star Kenny Sansom talks for first time since being attackedExclusiveBOURNE AGAINHowe says Cherries are stronger after lockdown with FIVE fit-again starsExclusiveSWAN THAT GOT AWAYSwansea wanted £3m Davies three years ago but couldn’t get work permitNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticBAYERN 5 DUSSELDORF 0Lewa bags two as Bayern thump rivals to close on 8th straight titleTHEIR CALLReferees in Northern Ireland will be given choice on coming back says union bossHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spot“Hopefully it doesn’t and we get on with the game and we win it and everybody is happy.“There is a protocol that Uefa have put in place which as a captain I have a little bit of a responsibility in.“Nobody is expecting it to happen, we are focusing on the game. But we will cross that bridge if we come to it.”Harry Kane reacts to England’s 2-1 loss to Czech Republic in Euro 2020 qualifierlast_img read more

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Kaya Makati narrows Meralco lead

first_imgNew challenge for former taekwondo champion Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Laguna side leaned on the heroics of Fitch Arboleda, who struck twice, and goalkeeper Benito Rosalia.But coach Ernie Nierras’ side remained in sixth spot with 27 points, behind JPV Marikina on goal difference. The Aguilas all but kissed their hopes of a Top Four finish goodbye as they picked up just their eighth point from 18 matches.Arboleda put Stallion in front in the 36th minute with a clinical finish past Marko Trkulja, before James Younghusband equalized in the 66th minute. Stallion regained the lead three minutes later with Arboleda finding the back of the net again.Jordan Mintah raised his total to a league-high 15 goals for the season as he gave Kaya the lead in the 22nd minute. —CEDELF P. TUPASADVERTISEMENT DAY6 is for everybody Kaya FC Makati and Ceres Negros closed in on leader FC Meralco Manila with crucial victories on Saturday, while Stallion Laguna denied Davao Aguilas of its first win in the Philippines Football League.Substitute Eric Giganto struck a minute from time as Kaya overcame rival Manila, 2-1, at University of Makati Stadium, while Ceres continued its winning run at Panaad Stadium in Bacolod with a 5-0 drubbing of Ilocos United.ADVERTISEMENT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide How to help the Taal evacuees LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Kaya, now with 41 points, cut Meralco’s lead at the top to just three points, although the Makati side has played two more matches.Stephan Schrock scored twice, including a spectacular goal from a tough angle in the second half as the Busmen continued their rise, moving up to third with 35 points. Ceres has played five matches less than the Sparks.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogBienvenido Marañon, Fernando Rodriguez and Carlie de Murga were also on target for Ceres, which rested midfielders Kevin Ingreso and Manny Ott.Over at Biñan Football Stadium, Davao striker Phil Younghusband converted a stoppage time penalty, but the Aguilas’ comeback fell short as they were held to a 2-2 draw by Stallion. MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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Halloween Howl hosted by North Peace branch of BCSPCA this past weekend

first_imgThe BCSPCA’s North Peace branch hosted a fundraiser on Saturday night, and before expenses are factored in, Branch Manager Candace Buchamer said that the gross total of sales is $13,458.75.She said they sold 281 tickets this year, which were $40 each. Tickets did not sell out before the event started at 8:30 PM on Saturday night.There are still quite a few silent auction items that have to be claimed, according to Buchamer. One of those big ticket auction item is two flights to anywhere WestJet flies to, which had a winning bid of $1,400.- Advertisement -The branch took to Facebook to thank those that helped make the evening come to life.Sending out a HUGE thank you to everyone who attended our Halloween Howl last night! We are also so very grateful to all the volunteers and staff who helped with this event in all areas! Decorating, working at the event and take down…. We couldn’t have done it without you!!last_img read more

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Transfer rumours and paper review – Wednesday, January 28

first_imgHere’s the top transfer-related stories in Wednesday’s newspapers…Real Madrid have reignited their interest in Liverpool forward Raheem Sterling. The Spanish giants are preparing a stunning £50m bid to sign the pacy winger. (Daily Star)Chelsea have made contact with the agent of Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos over a possible summer switch. Manchester United and Arsenal are also keen on the Spaniard. (Daily Express)Chelsea are in a race against time to secure an agreement for Fiorentina winger Juan Cuadrado. The Blues still remain in talks with the Italian club, but have yet to agree a fee for the 26-year-old. (London Evening Standard)Crystal Palace are closing in on a deal to re-sign Wilfried Zaha on a permanent basis before Monday’s transfer deadline. Manchester United will absorb a significant on the winger with Palace set to pay an initial £3m and a further £3m in add-ons. (Guardian)Darren Fletcher’s bid to leave Manchester United has hit trouble over a cash wrangle. West Ham, West Brom and Spanish side Valencia are waiting in the wings to sign the midfielder after he was granted a free transfer to quit Old Trafford after nearly 15 years, but Fletcher is demanding a pay-off to push through his exit. (The Sun)Everton have been offered Brazil and former AC Milan striker Alexandre Pato as a possible replacement for Samuel Eto’o, who has joined Sampdoria. (Daily Mail)Birmingham City winger Demarai Gray is a shock target for Red Bull Salzburg. Bournemouth have already had three bids rejected for the 18-year-old, while Liverpool hold an interest too but Salzburg now hope to do a deal. (Daily Mail)And here’s the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…Insider Trading: Schurrle to stay at Chelsea? Plus, QPR and Blackburn newsArsenal could follow up Gabriel Paulista deal with move for ANOTHER defenderSpain ace tells Premier League suitors: No deal!Spurs on alert as PSG make u-turn on teenage star’s futureValencia move to tie down young star amid growing interest from ArsenalFormer Leicester and Ipswich man in bid to win MLS dealSouthampton set to move for ‘the best player in the Dutch league’?Pochettino suggests Spurs outcast could be on his way after cup clashLiverpool and Tottenham blow! Attacking target set for Roma switchCrystal Palace and West Brom told Blackburn striker won’t be sold for less than £5mNewcastle close to agreeing long-term deal with young Spanish starLazio set to finalise move for wantaway West Ham starCharlton line up loan swoop for Sporting Lisbon defenderFormer Wolves defender Zubar nears New York Red Bulls switchlast_img read more

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Roses are Red, relegation is claret and blue: Valentine’s Day massacre as Liverpool beat Villa 6-0

first_img 5 5 As good as Liverpool’s attacking play was, with manager Jurgen Klopp starting Daniel Sturridge, Roberto Firmino and Philippe Coutinho in combination for the first time, Villa’s collective defending was so shambolic that attention must inevitably centre on the Villans’ shortcomings.Sturridge – whose two previous Premier League goals this season came in Liverpool’s home victory over Villa last September – scored the Reds’ first after 16 minutes, guiding a header from a beautifully whipped left-wing Coutinho cross past Villa ‘keeper Mark Bunn.  Liverpool cruised to an emphatic 6-0 victory at Villa Park as the home side’s pathetic capitulation left them seven points adrift at the bottom of the table, eight away from safety and utterly bereft of hope as they stare relegation in the face.A week ago Liverpool supporters left Anfield en masse after 77 minutes of a Premier League draw with Sunderland, in protest at proposed ticket price rises.But at Villa Park on Valentine’s Day, there wasn’t much love in the air as the home team’s fans departed in droves rather than witness the latest nadir of a so far wretched season for one of English football’s most historic clubs. Former Villa man James Milner doubled the lead with 25 on the clock, swinging a free-kick into the box that evaded everyone, including a flapping Bunn, for a soft second goal.Just before the hour, Emre Can got in on the act, receiving the ball from Firmino on the edge of the box and sending a right foot shot past Bunn.Four minutes later, Divock Origi was brought on for Sturridge, whose lack of match fitness meant he lasted just an hour. Villa were quick to welcome the Belgian to the party.Origi’s first touch took him clear of the woeful Villa back line, which had pushed up the pitch only to be completely exposed by a simple Coutinho through ball. The Belgian’s second touch made it 4-0. The fifth was reminiscent of playground football, as Nathaniel Clyne’s shot was saved, only for a panicked defensive scramble from the home side to ensue around the six yard area, from which the ball emerged for Liverpool’s right-back to tuck home with ease.As if things could barely get any worse, Kolo Toure was left completely unmarked at a corner kick and duly headed in Liverpool’s sixth on 71 minutes.Klopp’s team have been rightly criticised for their defending at set plays this season, but there cannot have been a more abjectly defended set piece all season than Villa’s organisation for Toure’s goal.With 15 minutes to play, Liverpool’s German manager brought on former Villa striker Christian Benteke, whose move from Villa Park to Anfield last summer for £32.5m has so far proved an expensive failure. And so it says it all that, despite being out of favour at Liverpool, Benteke’s introduction will have reminded the Belgian striker he is almost certainly better off being relegated to the bench with the Reds, than being relegated with Aston Villa. 5 5 5 Daniel Sturridge enjoys Liverpool’s win at Villa Park last_img read more

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Fernando Torres signs for Japanese side Sagan Tosu after Atletico Madrid release

first_img 2 Sagan Tosu are currently in their sixth consecutive top-flight campaign having been formed 1999, but sit in 17th place in a division of 18 teams having won just three out of 15 matches this campaign.He’s new team-mates include former Watford loanee Victor Ibarbo and he will be managed by ex-Cagliari boss Massimo Ficcadenti. After signing for the club, Torres has confirmed he will begin training with them next week.He told reporters: “We have had proposals from all continents, but my new team will be the Japanese Sagan Tosu.“Sagan Tosu was one of the first clubs to be interested in me, they have convinced me with their sporting project.“I think Japan and the Japanese League is going to be a great experience, they have made a great effort and they believe that I can be a solution so that the team returns to the place where it has to be.” Former Atletico Madrid star Fernando Torres applauds his fans in Spain. Former Atletico Madrid star Fernando Torres has signed for Japanese side Sagan Tosu, the club have confirmed.Having been released by the Spanish side this summer, the striker has decided to head east and joins Andres Iniesta, Lukas Podolski, and Jay Bothroyd in the J1 Leaguecenter_img /Welcome to #sagantosu 👏\#elnino #fernandotorres 🔴⚪has decided to join us 🔵⚽🔜More details 🔻https://t.co/zxDdxmG8CV pic.twitter.com/feG2CKFNsj— サガン鳥栖公式 (@saganofficial17) July 10, 2018 Fernando Torres leaves the pitch at the Wanda Metropolitano for the last time. 2last_img read more

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BOOK OF CONDOLENCES OPENS FOR MANDELA IN LETTERKENNY

first_imgA Book of Condolences has been opened for Nelson Mandela in Letterkenny.The book has been opened at the Letterkenny Town Council offices following a request from a member of the public.People can sign the book during office hours.  BOOK OF CONDOLENCES OPENS FOR MANDELA IN LETTERKENNY was last modified: December 6th, 2013 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) Tags:Book of CondolencesletterkennyNelson Mandelalast_img read more

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Energy Smackdown: A Year of Living Greenly

first_imgA green-tech reporter who entered a Boston-area energy reduction competition almost a year ago describes his immersion in the finer points of do-it-yourself energy conservationSometimes it is hard to say who is more motivated: those who deploy energy efficiency tactics at home out of economic necessity, those who act on ecological principal, or those whose energy conservation geekery is propelled by team spirit.At first I thought financial considerations and ecological altruism would trump all. But then I read a blog posted on Monday by Martin LaMonica, who covers green technology for CNET News.com, about his participation in a contest called Energy Smackdown.Energy Smackdown challenges three “teams” of households to cut their energy consumption. The teams represent neighboring cities in the Boston area, and the 12-month challenge covers energy use not just in the home but during commutes, road trips, and air travel. It also factors in the trash generated by each household.Designed by a Medford, Massachusetts, nonprofit called BrainShift Foundation, Smackdown is intended as an educational program for the larger community, not just the participants: Two households from each team are being filmed for an “Energy Smackdown” television series.LaMonica writes that he initially was reluctant to enter the competition because he already had implemented several energy-saving strategies in his home and wasn’t sure he could make further, significant improvements in that area. The crisis of confidence was short-lived, however. He acquired a solar power system last spring, which flipped the legs out from under his electric bill and slammed it to the mat. Over the past year, he says, his home has sent a bit more power back to the grid than it has used.He also bought a foldable solar panel to charge his cell phone, game machine, and rechargeable batteries, helped his team replace 888 incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescents, helped weatherize a team member’s home, and got deep into energy audit techniques.It’s a good read. And it’ll be interesting to see who won the contest when the Energy Smackdown results are announced next month.last_img read more

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Policeman killed by Naxals in Chhattisgarh

first_imgA policeman was killed by Naxals at a weekly market in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur district on Sunday, a police official said. The incident took place around 2 pm when assistant constable Chaitu Kadti went to the market in Mirtur village with his family, he said. A ‘small action team’ of Naxals (typically comprising four to five cadres) suddenly stabbed Mr. Kadti with knives, killing him on the spot, and fled, the official said. The rebels did not harm the family members of Mr. Kadti, who was posted at Mirtur police station, he said.On getting information about the incident, a police team rushed to the spot and sent the body for postmortem, the official said. A search was underway to nab the assailants, he added.last_img read more

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Beal, defense lead Wizards to win over Hawks

first_imgRead Next The Wizards have held visiting opponents under 100 points in consecutive home games after failing to keep any team under 110 in their first five at Capital One Arena.Taurean Prince scored 19 points and Marco Belinelli had 15 for Atlanta, which failed to keep it close despite turning Washington’s season-high 23 turnovers into 37 points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutWashington coach Scott Brooks rested his starters the entire fourth quarter against a rebuilding Hawks team that bears little resemblance to the one that lost a first-round playoff series to the Wizards last season.It was an 11-point game before Washington began the fourth on an 18-2 run to end the Hawks’ hopes. Oubre scored six points in that stretch, including two field goals during a single possession that was extended by Atlanta’s two fouls and three offensive rebounds. TIP-INS:Hawks: Have allowed at least 110 points in seven consecutive games. … Attempted 19 3-pointers in the first half, making eight. … F Mike Muscala (ankle) missed his fourth straight game.Wizards: Began the game 0 for 9 from beyond the arc before Morris’ 3-pointer cut it to 37-36 with 4:08 left in the first half. Beal followed with another 3 to give the Wizards the lead for good. … G John Wall picked up his fourth foul with 4:34 left in the third quarter, but with the game out of reach did not have to return.A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVEBrooks raved about the atmosphere at the arena the Wizards share with the Capitals after attending Washington’s 4-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday night. He admitted he didn’t understand all the nuances of hockey.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “To me, it was a lot of turnovers,” he quipped. Isolated in Gulf, Qatar campaigns to protect 2022 World Cup View comments MOST READ US defense chief agrees it’s time to take another look at defense pact with PH PLAY LIST 01:46US defense chief agrees it’s time to take another look at defense pact with PH00:50Trending Articles01:20US Defense chief Mark Esper visits Manila American Cemetery for wreath-laying ceremony01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2), center, goes to the basket against Atlanta Hawks forward John Collins (20) and guard Dennis Schroder (17). APWASHINGTON — Bradley Beal scored 19 points, and the Washington Wizards forced the Atlanta Hawks into a season-worst 24 turnovers in a 113-94 victory on Saturday (Sunday Manila time).Markieff Morris scored 18 points in his best game offensive game since returning from sports hernia surgery earlier this month, and Kelly Oubre added 18 off the bench in Washington’s second straight win.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s weddinglast_img read more

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