• Hillingdon-born Wilkins takes overseas role• Stapleton, who worked with him at QPR, will be assistant boss Ray Wilkins has taken charge of the Jordanian national team.The Hillingdon-born 57-year-old, who has spent much of his career at Chelsea and QPR, was announced as the Jordan Football Association’s choice for the job on Wednesday.Wilkins started his career at Chelsea, where he later had spells as a coach and was widely credited with playing a key role in the club’s success.He was sacked by the Blues in 2009, having been assistant manager under Felipe Luiz Scolari and subsequently Carlo Ancelotti.He was a hugely popular player at QPR in a five-year spell at Loftus Road, but the club were relegated from the Premier League during his time as manager.A year after leaving Rangers he managed Fulham but was axed in 1998. He briefly returned to Craven Cottage last season as part of former manager Rene Meulensteen’s coaching team.Wilkins won 84 caps for his country, he later coached England’s Under-21s, and his playing career also included spells at Manchester United, AC Milan, Paris St-Germain and Glasgow Rangers.He will be assisted in his new role by his former United team-mate Frank Stapleton, who was also briefly part of his backroom staff at QPR.The pair will take charge after Jordan’s friendly against China next week.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
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PARIS (AP) — With voting for the 2018 Ballon d’Or closing this week, Antoine Griezmann boosted his chances of lifting the most prestigious individual trophy in soccer with an inspired display and a goal in his 50th Champions League game on Tuesday.Griezmann helped Atletico Madrid bounce back from a heavy loss to Borussia Dortmund with a 2-0 win over the German club, a result that sent last year’s semifinalist Monaco crashing out.Liverpool was handed a 2-0 shock loss at Red Star Belgrade while Barcelona, without Lionel Messi, drew 1-1 at Inter Milan in the evening’s showcase match to become the first team to progress to the knockout stage this season.Red Star’s victory left Group C wide open after Napoli was held to a 1-1 home draw by Paris Saint-Germain, with all four teams still in contention in a very tight pool.PSG’s Neymar, right, and Napoli’s Raul Albiol vie for the ball during a Champions League, group C soccer match between Napoli and Paris Saint Germain, at the San Paolo stadium in Naples, Italy, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)Griezmann, who has scored 10 goals in his last 10 home matches in the tournament, was set up by midfielder Thomas Partey and concluded the smooth counterattack with a soft touch from inside the area in the 80th minute after Saul Niguez had put the hosts ahead.Dortmund and Atletico are atop Group A. Dortmund routed Atletico 4-0 last month at home in what was the Spanish team’s worst loss under coach Diego Simeone.Earlier, Monaco was handed a humiliating 4-0 defeat by Club Brugge that prematurely ended the club’s Champions League ambitions as Thierry Henry once again failed to secure a first win as coach. It was Club Brugge’s first group win in 13 years.Hans Vanaken scored twice, Brazilian forward Wesley made it 3-0 and captain Ruud Vormer completed the rout. Monaco — which is winless in its last 15 matches — can’t qualify for the knockout phase.BARCELONA THROUGHWithout Messi, Barcelona was still the better team but failed to convert its chances at San Siro stadium.Despite the draw, the Catalan team sealed its spot in the next round.Atletico Antoine Griezmann controls the ball during the Group A Champions League soccer match between Atletico Madrid and Borussia Dortmund at Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Paul White)Messi had traveled with the team to Milan but Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde opted not to risk the star forward, who hasn’t played since fracturing his arm last month. Substitute Malcom scored with seven minutes remaining but Mauro Icardi leveled in the 87th for the hosts.Barcelona is top of Group B, three points ahead of Inter and six ahead of Tottenham, which beat PSV Eindhoven 2-1. Harry Kane scored two late goals for Tottenham, which looked in danger of exiting the competition after just four games when the hosts went behind after only 61 seconds at Wembley.Instead, Kane’s goals — in the 78th and 89th — gave the English team a glimmer of hope of a top-two finish.RED STAR SHINES AGAINRed Star Belgrade revived memories of its time as one of Europe’s top teams. Milan Pavkov scored in the 22nd and 29th minutes as the Serbian champions earned a first win in their debut appearance in the Champions League group stage. It last played in the European Cup in 1991 as holders, when beating the likes of Liverpool would not have been regarded as such a surprise.Back then, eastern European teams were genuine contenders for club football’s biggest prize — Steaua Bucharest of Romania was European champion in 1986 — and Red Star had some of the world’s best players like Robert Prosinecki and Dejan Savicevic.Red Star goalkeeper Milan Borjan celebrates after the Champions League group C soccer match between Red Star and Liverpool at Rajko Mitic stadium in Belgrade, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. Red Star won 2-0. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)Nearly three decades on, Red Star doesn’t have a household name in its squad and needed to qualify for the group stage through the playoffs. It was thrashed 4-0 by Liverpool at Anfield when the gulf between the sides was huge.In a competitive Group C, last season’s runner-up Liverpool and Napoli have six points each after the Italian side and Paris Saint-Germain drew 1-1. Making his Champions League debut for PSG, goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon could not stop Lorenzo Insigne’s equalizer from the penalty spot after Juan Bernat’s opener just before halftime.VINTAGE PORTOPorto moved even closer to a spot in the knockout stage after beating Lokomotiv Moscow 4-1 to end the Russian champion’s qualifying hopes.After scoring at Lokomotiv last month, Hector Herrera and Moussa Marega both netted again to help put Porto on 10 points at the top of Group D. With Schalke beating Galatasaray 2-0 in Tuesday’s other game, Porto needs one point from its last two games to be sure of qualifying. Lokomotiv has lost all four games.—By SAMUEL PETREQUIN , AP Sports WriterMoscow forward forward Eder, left, and Porto forward Jesus Corona eye the ball during the Champions League group D soccer match between FC Porto and Lokomotiv Moscow at the Dragao stadium in Porto, Portugal, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Manuel Araujo)TweetPinShare0 Shares
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Norwich defender Timm Klose: Booze and smoking almost blew careerby Paul Vegas12 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveNorwich City defender Timm Klose admits he almost blew his chance of a pro career due to his lifestyle as a teenager.Klose says moving to Germany transformed his life.He recalled to his club’s TV channel: “When I was 13 I still didn’t know what I would do in my life and even though I came from a very healthy family, I encountered several problems. “I had many older friends who drank and smoked and I, despite being a bad idea, decided to follow them. I clearly dreamed of becoming a professional footballer and in those years I played in the Basel youth teams, but I also spent most of my time between alcohol and smoking. “I lived a parallel reality, I didn’t really understand what was happening to me. One night I almost had a heart attack lying on a bench in a park near the lake. I don’t remember where I was exactly. The next morning alone and it was a shock, only later, when I reached the age of 16, did I meet my wife and move to Nuremberg to find support of a mental coach that I still hear from today.”
Napoli president De Laurentiis mocks Juventus, Inter Milan spendingby Carlos Volcano6 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveNapoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has taken aim at their Serie A rivals.ADL says they can be proud of the way they’ve progressed.“Our objectives are always the same: achieving the maximum, in the League, Coppa Italia and Champions League. We can’t do more than that,” he told Corriere dello Sport.“We’re doing this through intelligent management, which produces a positive balance, because we can’t go in the red.“That’s the reality: we’re not allowed to get into debt. This Napoli have had an international-calibre Coach like Benitez and now one with a universal profile like Ancelotti.“We haven’t missed anything. I’m a football industrialist, like it or not but that’s how it goes.“I have to combine the factors of production with economic ones. With Mazzarri, we got into the Champions League with a wage bill of €35m.“Now we can say it has quadrupled. Juve and Inter got themselves into debt, Milan are on the brink and we’ve always been righteous and competitive.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
Trevon GrimesOhio State is the football program five-star wide receiver Trevon Grimes should commit to, according to his Twitter followers. The 6-foot-3, 202-pound prospect out of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. has a final six of: Alabama, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Miami and Ohio State. The No. 5 WR in the 2017 class took to Twitter late Wednesday evening to ask his followers which of the schools he should commit to. The results:— GrimeTime™ (@TrevonGrimes7) June 16, 2016 pt 2— GrimeTime™ (@TrevonGrimes7) June 16, 2016Grimes, the No. 29 player in the class, will be committing in August. Ohio State is believed to be the favorite to land the St. Thomas Aquinas product.
Mumbai: Actor Angad Bedi is impressed with young actress Janhvi Kapoor’s dedication to work, and considers her to be the most spontaneous artiste.On the film front, the actor is currently busy training for the next schedule of “Kargil Girl”, which also stars Janhvi.Angad and Janhvi began shooting for the film in April and have since then had two hectic schedules. Now the duo, who play siblings in the film, is set to shoot in Georgia.Speaking about his experience, Angad said, “Every artiste has a process. Janhvi is the most spontaneous artiste and a very respectful person.” Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: PriyankaRecalling his first meeting with her, he shared, “It was when our director Sharan Sharma introduced us in our first reading. Sharan wanted us to have many interactions together and become family members literally.”We would rehearse together, eat together and she would spend time even with (Angad’s family) Neha and Mehr. Even before our dance rehearsals, she would take her shoes off and take blessings from the floor she would dance on…always wanting to improve and try and do each scene many times over in as many variations as possible.”
Kathleen Martens APTN NewsA $1.1-billion lawsuit filed by survivors of so-called Indian hospitals is the first step in a process that may never see the inside of a courtroom.That’s because a lawyer for the class-action says they are open to negotiating with Ottawa directly – something Carolyn Bennett welcomes.“We hope to be able to get to the table as quickly as possible,” the minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations said Tuesday of the court action announced the same day.“We want justice to be done…Our government is determined to right wrongs and this was a dark chapter in Canada’s history.”The suit must be certified by a judge and Cooper said no court date has yet been set.In the meantime, he said lawyers want to hear from potential claimants who were related to or were patients themselves.“We are collecting information,” Cooper said from his office in Sherwood Park, Alta. “We have people phoning us.”The suit is seeking $1 billion in general and $100,000 in specific damages for abuses allegedly inflicted at Canada’s segregated ‘Indian hospital’ system from 1945 to 1981.“We know that a range of things have happened; we know what these things are worth to the law,” he said.The patients were First Nations, Metis and Inuit children and adults being treated for tuberculosis and other ailments at 29 facilities.Some allege they were physically and sexually abused and used for medical experimentation at the hospitals they further allege were operated on the cheap with improperly trained staff.One of those patients was Michael McIvor, who at four years of age was sent to Manitoba’s Ninette Tuberculosis Sanatorium in 1952.His sibling Gerald McIvor of Winnipeg says Michael spent four years there, mostly on bed rest.“I promised my brother,” Gerald said of why he’s crafting his own class-action lawsuit to pursue compensation for unapproved treatments and experiments he alleges were conducted on patients.Gerald has started a Facebook group to collect names of alleged victims.“Our brother was our protector but he didn’t have a protector,” he told APTN Investigates in 2017. “These are little children, humans – not guinea pigs.”Meanwhile, Cooper says his class-action could benefit from the recent settlement of two others: one for residential school survivors in Newfoundland and Labrador (that his firm handled) and the other for ‘60s Scoop survivors nationally.“Once the claim is filed, there is nothing stopping us from going into negotiations,” he said.Cooper said potential victims can contact his firm by emailing [email protected]@aptn.ca
would be staying with the Buckeyes for at least another season, it now appears as though the pic.twitter.com/lND6uVLO1v— Malik Hooker (@MalikHooker24) January 2, 2017 Although Ohio State redshirt sophomore safety Malik Hooker made a statement this season he eligibility. The 2017 NFL draft is scheduled for April 27 in Philadelphia. Hooker could draw major attention from teams needing safety help, after the Pennsylvania native drew comparisons to NFL greats Sean Taylor and Ed Reed. The Reed comparison, which came from OSU co-defensive coordinator Greg Schiano after Hooker returned three of his six interceptions for touchdowns before picking up another pick on Saturday. All-Big Ten selection has had a change of heart, deciding to forgo his final two years of college On Monday, Hooker took to Twitter to reverse his previous statement, thanking Buckeye Nation for his time with OSU. Although many draft eligible players from the Buckeyes refrained from making any statements on their draft intentions following OSU’s 31-0 loss, Hooker’s change of heart comes less than two days after Urban Meyer and company were shutout in the College Football Playoff semifinal. to grown into a man,” Hooker said in the statement. “I can’t thank my OSU family enough for taking in a small town kid like myself and allowing me Against Clemson, Hooker was a bright spot in a disappointing team performance. He finished the game with seven tackles, a half tackle for loss, and a highlight reel interception in the endzone. OSU redshirt sophomore safety Malik Hooker (24) returns an interception during the second half of the Buckeyes game against Nebraska on Nov. 5. The Buckeyes won 62-3. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo Editor pic.twitter.com/lpi34QAzHN— Malik Hooker (@MalikHooker24) January 2, 2017
Liverpool have announced the completion of the signing of Xherdan Shaqiri from Stoke City on a “long-term contract”.For a long time, Liverpool has had the Switzerland international as their target and after medical he signed a five-year deal which will keep him at Anfield until 2023 for a fee that is around £13m.“I’m very happy to be here. It’s a huge club with big history, big players and a fantastic coach. So I’m really glad and happy to be here,” Shaqiri told the club’s official website.Report: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“As a player, you always want to be on the biggest stage in football. A few years ago I wanted to come too but it didn’t happen. I’m really happy that now I’m finally here. I want to improve myself too, I want to be with the best and I want to win titles. That’s what I’m here for.”The 26-year-old was among Stoke side that went through relegation from the Premier League last season and made 92 appearances for the Potters during his three-year stay.Shaqiri now becomes Liverpool’s third summer signing, after Naby Keita and Fabinho.
The Ajax footballer said he learned a lot from his former coach in Manchester United and that all worked well with himJosé Mourinho doesn’t need to be praised.The so-called Special One has always divided opinions, one side of the fans love him, the other hates him.But what is clear, is the impact he has had on players, like ex-Manchester United footballer Daley Blind.The now Ajax player spoke to The Express and praised his old boss.Solskjaer praises Harry Maguire after Man United’s 1-0 win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer singled out Harry Maguire for praise after helping Manchester United keep a clean sheet in their 1-0 win over Leicester City.“I learned a lot from him. He is a winner. And he can project that very well on a group”, he said.“I almost played 150 matches. I won four trophies at United.”“I had a very beautiful time. I had many nice moments there,” he added.“I am very grateful to the fans. I worked very nice[ly] with Mourinho.”
The Bianconeri manager has been linked with the Manchester United job after Portuguese boss Jose Mourinho was sackedAfter Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho was sacked, there have been many names linked with the position with the Red Devils.And one of those names if that of Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri.“I have a contract with Juventus and I am happy here,” Allegri told reporters according to The 42.Lukaku backed to beat Ronaldo in Serie A scoring charts Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Former Inter Milan star Andy van der Meyde is confident Romelu Lukaku will outscore Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s Serie A.“We are doing a great job together with the fans. There are many games to win before the end of the season, there is time before June.”“Italian football is fascinating, I am not tired of it. I want to stay to improve Italian football,” he added.“Outside this world, there are many things to be done, we need to involve the kids to build a better future for this game.”
Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has revealed how the job has taken a toll on him so much so that he is now trying to get back to normal life following the Scottish League winter break.Gerrard is now so immersed with the job that he says his mind is always on the next opponent or the formation to be played even while on a day off.Gerrard who joined the Ibrox team last summer says it is expedient that the players have some time to rest while he uses the opportunity to catch up with family.He told Daily Record:“The important thing is to switch off mentally. It has been full-on for us, with games smacking you in the face every three or four days.Owen reveals why Liverpool didn’t offer Gerrard a new contract Manuel R. Medina – September 6, 2019 According to Owen, the Reds wanted to sell Gerrard two years before he left the club and that’s why they didn’t offer him a contract renewal.“The fitness coach told me the other day that 80 percent of our games have had less than a three-day lead-in. That’s tough for the players.“Do I need to switch off as well? I’ll try.“But the thing that’s surprised me most about management at this level is how difficult it is to switch off. Even when you’re at home or on a day off, I’ve found it really hard.“As a player it was easy to switch off. I could do stuff with my friends, play golf or watch telly. It was like a switch.”