1 Bayern Munich have never lost a Bundesliga match to Hoffenheim their 14 clashes so it was certainly a surprise when their opponents took the lead.It was even more of a shock that the goal came after an astonishing EIGHT seconds, especially considering Pep Guardiola’s side kicked off.Bayern moved the ball back after starting the match and some early pressing saw David Alaba attempt a pass across the back, only to see Kevin Volland sprint through and slide the ball past Manuel Neuer.You can see the fastest goal in Bundesliga history below… Hoffenheim star Kevin Volland celebrates
Transfer rumours and paper review – Sunday, August 23 Here’s the top transfer-related stories in Sunday’s newspapers…David de Gea’s relationship with Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has broken down completely. (Mirror)Chelsea skipper John Terry’s future will become clearer on Sunday as Jose Mourinho selects his starting XI to face West Bromwich Albion. (Mail on Sunday)Juventus are interested in signing Ramires and Juan Cuadrado as Chelsea employ the final days of what Jose Mourinho calls the “opportunity window” to retool their squad. (Sunday Times)Manchester United will have to pay a world record £137.8 million to sign Barcelona’s Brazilian superstar Neymar. (Daily Star)Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal is banking on a dramatic 72-hour window of opportunity to snatch Gareth Bale from Real Madrid. (People)Tottenham have reportedly contacted Alexandre Pato’s representatives over a potential move for the Brazil striker. (Metro)Everton are set to spash £24million on two players – Dynamo Kiev winger Andriy Yarmolenko and River Plate centre-back Ramiro Funes Mori. (Daily Star Sunday)West Brom boss Tony Pulis will try to persuade Jonny Evans to walk away from Manchester United this week as he prepares a cut-price £8million bid. (Mirror)Crystal Palace are making a fresh move for Charlie Austin – with confidence growing they can land the striker. (Mirror)And here are the latest transfer stories from talkSPORT.com today:Reports – Manchester United in talks to sign Barcelona star Neymar 1
Stephan El Shaarawy Bournemouth have offered to take AC Milan forward Stephan El Shaarawy on loan.The Italy international joined Monaco on loan in the summer as part of a deal which would become permanent after 25 appearances.However, having played 24 times, the French club have changed their mind regarding the 23-year-old and have frozen him out.Milan are now considering recalling El Shaarawy and sending him elsewhere in the hope he can get more game time.Bournemouth, according to Sky Italia, are interested in the the former Genoa man and hope a deal can be struck.Manager Eddie Howe has already secured Roma winger Juan Iturbe on loan this month. 1
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas City For more details, read tomorrow’s newspaper. SOUTH WHITTIER – Twelve years ago Bill Clinton was in his first term as president, the Internet was in its infancy, and the Orchard Dale Water District had its last contested election. Fast forward to Nov. 6 and incumbents Joe Kennedy and Clifford Lee, who were elected in 1995 as challengers , now are the incumbents themselves in a contested election. Yvette Stephenson-Rodriguez and Clifford Briggs this time around are trying to unseat the two incumbents on the issues of rates and water quality. But Kennedy and Lee say this is no time for a change. The hottest issue might be over the board’s decision in May to raise the monthly service charge on homeowners with a five-eighths-inch or three-quarter-inch meters from $10 to $15.05. It also raised its commodity charge from $1.50 per cubic foot of water used to $1.70 per cubic foot. 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
WHITTIER – Teachers from the middle, junior high or high school levels – minority teachers in particular – who teach science, math, social studies or language arts are being sought for four spots in ACT’s Visiting Teacher Program. The Visiting Teacher Program brings teachers to ACT’s national headquarters in Iowa City, Iowa, for an opportunity to use their experience to review, evaluate, and develop English, math, science and social studies, teacher resources and instructional support materials. The six-week program runs from June 16 July 25. Teachers will receive a stipend of $5,500 and the cost of round-trip transportation. ACT will secure and partially subsidize housing for the visiting teachers. To apply, teachers must submit a completed application at www.act.org/path/secondary/visit.html and submit a resume and two letters of recommendation from persons familiar with their professional background. The deadline to submit applications is Dec. 28. Decisions will be made and applicants notified by Feb. 15. For information, e-mail email@example.com or call (319) 337-1645. If you have an event or notice deserving attention, write us! Send your notice to Tracy Garcia, education reporter, at 7612 Greenleaf Ave., Whittier, CA 90602. You may call the office at (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3051, or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.orgWant 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 MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre Lowell Turkey Trot winners named WHITTIER – Students and staff from the El Portal Elementary, Sonora and St. Paul high school communities were the top winners this year in the Lowell Joint Education Foundation’s Family Turkey Trot, held at Rancho Starbuck Intermediate School earlier this month. First place went to Andy Romero, followed by Verinika Wylie, Pete Gaede, Christian Rico and Jonathan Pena. All proceeds will benefit the students of the Lowell Joint School District, which covers the areas that include Whittier, La Habra and La Habra Heights. ACT seeks teachers for summer WHITTIER – The Rio Hondo College board of trustees will hold its regular meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the board room on campus, 3600 Workman Mill Road. The board will consider approving an agreement with the city of Santa Fe Springs to use its facilities for providing classes and programs. The panel will also consider authorizing a student election in spring 2008 to determine whether students should pay a transportation fee for the Go Rio bus pass program. For more information, call the college at (562)692-0921.
1 Football clubs pay their respects to Johan Cruyff after the Holland legend dies aged 68 Johan Cruyff has died aged 68 after losing his long battle against cancer.And the online community was filled with emotional tributes to one of football’s greatest ever players.FOOTBALLERS PAST AND PRESENT PAY TRIBUTE TO JOHAN CRUYFFHere, some of Europe’s most famous clubs also expressed their sadness at the news. Cruyff played for Barcelona, Ajax, Feyenoord and Levante in Europe, plus Washington Dipolomats and Los Angeles Aztecs in the NASL.He also managed Barca and and had a major influence on the development of Pep Guardiola as a player and in his career after he retired.THE 16 COOLEST FOOTBALLERS OF ALL TIME
1 John Terry Roy Hodgson has admitted England are missing former captain John Terry.The Chelsea defender retired from international duty in 2012 after 78 appearances for the Three Lions.Terry claimed the Football Association had made his position untenable by holding a disciplinary case against him after he had been acquitted in court of racially abusing Anton Ferdinand during a Chelsea game at QPR. The 35-year-old has continued to impress for Chelsea while in international exile and Hodgson says that the left-sided centre-back left a big hole in England’s central defence which has yet to be filled.There appears little chance of Terry making a shock return for this summer’s European Championship, however, despite Hodgson’s admission.“There are, in my opinion, no left-sided centre-backs who are English playing in the league who are at least at the level of the ones we are choosing,” said the England boss, whose side have shipped four goals in their last two friendly games.“That’s a fact of life and there’s not much we can do about it.“I’m not 100 per cent certain outside of John Terry, because he’s retired so long ago and he doesn’t feature in my thinking too often.“But I can’t deny that is a valid point. He is a left-sided centre-half, although not a left-sided player. He’s right-footed, but he retired four years ago.“I had a long chat with John the other day, he’s a lovely fella.”
Sporting Gijon defender Bernardo Espinosa is on the verge of joining Bournemouth.The 26-year-old is out of contract in the summer and has failed to agree a new deal.That means the Colombian can leave on a free at the end of the season and several clubs have shown an interest.Tottenham and Watford have been linked with Espinosa in the past but, according to Marca, the centre-back is set for Bournemouth.Manager Eddie Howe is keen to strengthen the heart of his defence this summer and scouts have been impressed with Espinosa.The former Sevilla man is now expected to travel to England in the coming weeks for talks with Bournemouth. 1 Bernardo Espinosa [right] in action for Sporting Gijon
Simon Mignolet believes Liverpool can take a lot from a battling draw with Chelsea as they look ahead to next week’s Europa League final.Christian Benteke scored a last-gasp equaliser as the Reds snatched a 1-1 draw against the Londoners in a relatively unimportant Barclays Premier League clash at Anfield on Wednesday.Goalkeeper Mignolet thinks lessons can be learned after Liverpool let their intensity drop following a bright start and confidence can be gained from how they fought back.Liverpool have just one more game, Sunday’s trip to West Brom, before attention can fully switch to next Wednesday’s clash with Sevilla in Basle.Mignolet said: “You just want to go into the final with confidence and the only way to do that is by putting in performances.“I think the biggest message this shows is that if you don’t start well, or play how we played in the first half, we can get into trouble.“That is maybe the best message we could have and take forward. We have to be 100 per cent focused and ready, play like we played the last minutes and first minutes of the game – not the last 15 minutes of the first half.“But we never give up – something the gaffer always talks about. It doesn’t look like any coincidence any more, that we score in the late stages. We have to keep that going. We have to show that mentality to never be beaten.”After creating some early chances, Liverpool allowed Chelsea to take charge and the visitors went ahead with a stunning solo goal from Eden Hazard after 32 minutes.Hazard, who has had a quiet season, was back to his brilliant best and dominated the game. His goal came after a mazy dribble and was finished expertly from just inside the box.Chelsea had a number of chances to add to that lead but were unable to beat Mignolet. Liverpool’s stronger finish then earned a reward when Sheyi Ojo crossed and fellow substitute Benteke capitalised on an Asmir Begovic error to equalise.Mignolet said: “I had to make a few saves and I am pleased we stayed in the game. It is always important to make an equaliser late in the game.“If we had scored a bit earlier maybe we could have won the game but Chelsea had chances in the second half and it could have been out of sight. This still gives us a chance of finishing sixth.”Liverpool remain eighth and will need to win at The Hawthorns and hope for other results to go their way to climb to sixth.The priority, however, will be the Europa League and Mignolet hopes the disappointment of losing the Capital One Cup final in February provides a spur.The 28-year-old said: “I remember Kolo (Toure) saying after the game sometimes you have to lose a final to know how it feels.“We don’t want to go through that again. Sevilla are a really good side, they have got the experience in this competition, have won it many times and gone far in it. It is going to be a tough game, but a final is a final and you never know what might happen.” Simon Mignolet in action for Liverpool 1
Danny Drinkwater should have been handed a spot in England’s Euro 2016 squad, according to Alan Shearer.The defensive midfielder enjoyed an outstanding campaign for Leicester, playing a prominent role in their remarkable Premier League title triumph.But Drinkwater failed to earn a place in Hodgson’s 23-man party for this summer’s finals, with the 26-year-old one of three players cut from the provisional squad on Tuesday.Three Lions fans have criticised the decision to overlook the in-form Foxes star, and former captain Shearer admits he was ‘surprised’ by the call.The Newcastle legend, who fired 30 goals in 63 games for England, told talkSPORT: “Drinkwater has had a magnificent season. He deserved to be in the squad.“Once again, Hodgson has gone for reputation rather than form and I hope that gamble pays off for him.“He’s made that decision, he’s got to stick by it and let’s wait and see now.”Shearer is, however, excited by the potential within England’s squad – the youngest of any nation at Euro 2016.Manchester United’s 18-year-old sensation Marcus Rashford is among seven players under the age of 23 in the travelling party.“It is obviously a young squad, a very energetic squad, and a lot of the youngsters in the squad have had brilliant seasons and deserve to be there,” said Shearer.“We will score goals and create chances but my one worry is defensively. Certainly from the two friendly games recently that would be a concern.“But there is no doubt with Harry Kane up there, with Dele Alli, we will go forward, we will look exciting and we will score goals.”Expectations are growing ahead of England’s Group B opener against Russia on June 11, and former boss Sven-Goran Eriksson believes Hodgson’s men have a real shot of glory in France.Asked what he expects of England this summer, Shearer said: “I don’t think we will win it. I think we might get to a semi-final.“Having said that, I didn’t think Leicester would win the Premier League so you never know! It has been a mad season so that might just continue.“As long as they show us some progression which, let’s face it, shouldn’t be hard from the last couple of tournaments. But I don’t think many people really expect us to win it.”
1 Sunderland will accept a fee of around £2m for wantaway playmaker Emanuele Giaccherini with a number of Italian clubs queuing up to land him.The Italy international spent last season on loan at Bologna after former Black Cats boss Dick Advocaat deemed him surplus to requirements at the Stadium of Light.According to Calcio Mercato, Lazio, Fiorentina and Sampdoria are all ready to make a bid for the 31-year-old after hearing about Sunderland’s asking price.Sam Allardyce is keen to get Giaccherini off Sunderland’s wage books this summer to free up further space for a squad overhaul as he looks to avoid another relegation-threatened season.Giaccherini joined Sunderland from Juventus in 2013 but managed just five goals in 43 appearances for the North East club. Emanuele Giaccherini managed just 43 appearances for Sunderland
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Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal have been put on high alert after the agent of Ivan Rakitic appeared to plunge the midfielder’s future into doubt.All three Premier League clubs have been linked with the Croatian midfielder in the past but he appeared content at Barcelona having played 36 times in La Liga last term.However, the competition for places at the Nou Camp has intensified following the shock arrival of Andre Gomes and reports in Spain have suggested that Rakitic could be about to leave.Miquel Sors, who is an agent who works on behalf of the 28-year-old, took to Twitter just hours after Gomes’ arrival and wrote ‘Creo que es hora de irse…’ which translates as ‘it’s time to leave’.And the cryptic message has been taken as a clear indication by the Spanish press that Rakitic may look to find a new club where he will be guaranteed regular first-team football next season.There are currently nine midfielders vying for just a trio of places behind Barca’s three-pronged attack of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar.Rakitic is currently high in the pecking order but reports have suggested that talks regarding a new deal have not progressed.And that could open the door for one of his Premier League rivals to manoeuvre what would be one of the deals of the summer by landing the talented playmaker. Is Croatia playmaker Ivan Rakitic set to leave Barcelona this summer? 1
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A transient was shot in the stomach in the Westlake District today, police said. The shooting occurred at Leeward Avenue and Hoover Street, near an apartment complex, about 4 a.m., said Sgt. Melvin Gamble of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Rampart Station. A gunman got out of a vehicle, approached the victim and shot him in the stomach, Gamble said. It was unclear what the victim was doing at the time of the shooting, he said, adding that a motive was not immediately determined. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champThe victim, a man about 40 years old, was transported to a nearby hospital in unknown condition, he said. The gunman fled in the vehicle, he said. A description of the suspect was not immediately available, Gamble said. For more news and observations about crime in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, check out the Daily News’ crime blog by clicking here.
Citing the recent death of 10-month-old puppy at the Carson animal shelter, the national No Kill Advocacy Center has sued Los Angeles County, alleging unlawful and abusive treatment of thousands of dogs and cats at its six shelters, officials said Friday. The lawsuit alleges that the county Department of Animal Care and Control kills thousands of healthy and treatable animals before their state-mandated holding period expires, misclassifies animals as “ill” or “injured” in order to kill them before the holding period ends, and kills lost animals without making reasonable attempts to find the animals’ owners. It also alleges that the county fails to provide adequate veterinary care, nutrition, water, shelter and exercise to animals and refuses to release animals to rescue groups. The lawsuit follows the Dec. 5 death of a puppy at the Carson shelter. Animal advocates allege that the puppy died as a result of exposure to cold weather and was found frozen to the ground. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson“We’ve received ongoing complaints that Los Angeles County animal control has failed to follow California law as it relates to the care and release of dogs and cats impounded in their facilities, and specifically killing thousands of animals before their state-mandated holding period expires,” said Nathan Winograd, director of the San Clemente-based center, a national nonprofit organization. The center’s Los Angeles attorney, Sheldon Eisenberg, of Eisenberg, Raizman, Thurston & Wong, said he filed the lawsuit on behalf of the center to address “what we perceive to be the massive and systemic violations of state law that are taking place in the county shelter system.” The Department of Animal Care and Control was closed Friday and Director Marcia Mayeda could not be reached for comment. Officials in the County Counsel’s Office did not return calls for comment. James Bolden, spokesman for Supervisor Yvonne B. Burke, said he couldn’t comment on the lawsuit. But he said the supervisors on Tuesday ordered Mayeda to report in January on the puppy’s death and steps to improve conditions. The supervisors recently gave Mayeda’s department $5 million for new medical treatment and surgery wards at the Lancaster, Carson and Baldwin Park shelters. Other shelters are in Agoura Hills, Castaic and Downey. “There is a lot of money going toward these shelters and she wants to make sure the money is going toward the right improvements,” Bolden said. “The problem isn’t just focused on Carson. It’s a countywide problem. She wants to make sure everybody is coming to the table to agree on what needs to be done.” The lawsuit, which was joined by Rebecca Arvizu, an animal rescuer, is based on violations of the 1998 Animal Shelter Law, which sought to reform state shelters that were unnecessarily killing animals in the face of lifesaving alternatives, Winograd said.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!