Gladbach table cash bid for West Ham defender Reece Oxfordby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBorussia Monchengladbach have tabled a cash bid to West Ham for Reece Oxford.The England U21 international spent last season on-loan at Gladbach, where he impressed, before choosing to stay with the Hammers this term.However, after a lack of playing chances under manager Manuel Pellegrini, Oxford is now prepared to leave this month.BILD says Gladbach are eager to re-sign Oxford and have tabled a €12m bid for the youngster.Gladbach chief Max Eberl wants to bring back Oxford primarily as a centre-half, where they’re short of options. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Liverpool midfielder Henderson: Salah thrives off criticsby Freddie Taylor9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveJordan Henderson says Liverpool teammate Mohamed Salah thrives from his critics.The Egyptian has quietly gone about his business this season after an incredible 2017/18 campaign, having bagged 14 goals from 22 Premier League games.However, Salah has been accused of diving at times this season, but it is something that Henderson believes motivates the nifty attacker.”He will do things that some fans might not see that often but they should enjoy him because he is world class,” the midfielder told UK newspapers.”It was a penalty, a clear penalty. There’s nothing to talk about that.”In terms of Mo, I would think away grounds would be appreciative of what they see. The things he does, I’m sure he is a joy to watch.”If they try to put pressure on him, they will only make him better. It won’t bother him. He’s so strong, I know he is.”The more people are against him, the more he will want to prove them wrong. I’m not worried about that. When he goes to away grounds, people should appreciate him. He will do things that people want to see.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
Dave Grohl, frontman for the multiple Grammy award-winning band Foo Fighters – and who headlined the Autism Speaks “Blue Jean Ball” in 2013 – returns to headline the organization’s “Into the Blue” gala on October 4, 2018 at The Beverly Hills Hotel.This year’s honoree is Jeff Apploff, founder of Apploff Entertainment and Executive Producer / Creator of “Beat Shazam,” the mega-hit game show hosted by Jamie Foxx and deejayed by his daughter, Corinne Foxx. When Jamie Foxx, originally slated to perform at the gala, bowed out due to a scheduling conflict, Grohl stepped in.The star-studded evening will be hosted by Corinne Foxx and will feature a cocktail reception with music by DJ Irie, a live performance by the glow-in-the-dark dance sensation iLuminate, an exciting dinner program and an exclusive celebrity fashion experience. Celebrities and VIPs scheduled to participate in the fashion experience include Emmy award-winning co-hosts of “The Real” Jeannie Mai and Adrienne Bailon Houghton, “The Talk” host Eve, E! News host Carissa Culiner, television host Victoria Recana, model Lori Harvey, actresses Garcelle Beauvais and AnnaLynne McCord, Too Faced CEO Jerrod Blandino, and media personalities Kym Douglas and Rachel McCord, among several others.Past celebrity participants have included Pink, Freddie Highmore, Sarah McLachlan, Conan O’Brien, Diane Kruger, Molly Sims, Raphael Saadiq, JK Simmons, Rick Springfield, Kevin Frazier, Nikki Reed, Maria Menounos and Cirque de Soleil, among others.Celebrity blue carpet arrivals will take place between 6:30-7:30 pm during the cocktail reception that will conclude at 8:00 pm. Guest will be seated for dinner at 8:00 pm and the program will wrap at 10:00 pm.“Into the Blue” raises funds to support the mission of Autism Speaks, the research and advocacy organization dedicated to promoting solutions across the spectrum and throughout the life span for the needs of all those affected by autism.Individual tickets are sold out. For event sponsorship opportunities and additional information, visit www.autismspeaks.org/intotheblue.
The Canadian PressVANCOUVER – A judge in British Columbia has sentenced an Indigenous woman to four years in prison for manslaughter, but says it doesn’t seem right that incarceration was the best available option.Sadie Taniskishayinew was convicted last October of fatally stabbing 31-year-old Robert Boucher on a Vancouver street in November 2015.Her trial heard that she and Boucher had been drinking, but there seemed to be little motive for the stabbing and the woman left without calling for help, then tossed the butcher knife into an alley garbage can.Justice Susan Griffin said in a decision posted this week that Boucher’s death was senseless and addressed his family directly, noting the Indigenous man was killed before his daughter reached her first birthday.“Mr. Boucher was a valuable person and did not deserve to die, and I have taken into account the value of his life and the loss to his family,” she said. “Far too many Indigenous people die violent deaths in Canada. His life mattered.”Imposing a fit sentence in the case was a difficult task, considering the background of both the victim and the attacker, Griffin added.The decision said Taniskishayinew is a 25-year-old Indigenous woman who has experienced significant neglect, trauma and loss, including the death of one of her three children.A report prepared before the sentencing hearing noted her family had attended residential school, and she is suspected of having fetal alcohol spectrum disorder. The report also listed a number of extensive injuries she had suffered as the result of significant violence, including broken bones, concussions and slashes that required stitches.Griffin said Taniskishayinew admits to being addicted to alcohol, and that she was using methamphetamines and drinking heavily when Boucher was killed.“She feels that if she had been sober, the offence would never have happened,” she said.It’s not surprising that Taniskishayinew struggled with substance use or lashed out violently, the judge added.“Given her painful and harsh life, it is little wonder that Ms. Taniskishayinew reacts violently and impulsively and drowns her emotional pain with intoxicants. It does not seem right, as a society, that we do not have better options for her than jail.”She noted that the woman will need significant counselling “given the social problems caused to our Indigenous communities by Canadian historic injustices, and the need to avoid over-incarceration.”But Griffin said that Taniskishayinew’s violent history made her a risk to the public and it had to be noted that she had taken a life.With credit for time spent awaiting trial, she will serve a further year and a half in prison and then must complete three years probation.Griffin urged the woman to dedicate herself to mental health and trauma counselling, and told her that she must stay sober for the rest of her life.“Getting out of prison is only the first step,” she said.
Jim Irsay, the enigmatic owner of the Indianapolis Colts, followed the wayward path of many NFL players: He failed a sobriety test, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and possession of multiple prescription drugs.Irsay faces discipline from NFL commissioner Roger Goodell—who, in essence, works for Irsay—was released from jail Monday after being held overnight.Irsay was pulled over late Sunday after he was spotted driving slowly near his home in suburban Carmel, stopping in the roadway and failing to use a turn signal. Police say the 54-year-old Irsay failed several roadside field sobriety tests before he was arrested, though details were not released.Carmel police said the drugs found in Irsay’s vehicle weren’t associated with any of the prescription bottles found inside.Irsay faces a preliminary misdemeanor charge of driving while intoxicated and four felony counts of possession of a controlled substance, Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Bryant Orem said. A hearing is scheduled for March 26.If convicted on the felony charges, Irsay could face six months to three years in prison on each count. So-called Schedule IV drugs such as those with which Irsay was allegedly caught include Xanax, Darvocet and Ambien, with a low risk for abuse or dependency, according to the Drug Enforcement Agency.Irsay was released from the Hamilton County Jail after posting $22,500 bond.An NFL spokesman says he is subject to discipline. Myra Borshoff Cook, a spokeswoman for Irsay, declined to comment, and Colts spokesman Avis Roper said the team was still gathering details.”The team will issue additional statements when the facts are sorted and we are aware of the next steps to this process,” Roper said. ”Many fans have reached out to express their concern and we appreciate their support.”The case has some similarities to that of Detroit Lions president Tom Lewand, who was suspended for 30 days and fined $100,000 in 2010 for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy following his guilty plea to driving while impaired.Irsay is a popular and colorful figure in Indianapolis, frequently interacting with fans on Twitter about everything from the fortunes of the Colts to his favorite music of the day. He was a key supporter in the drive to bring the Super Bowl to Indianapolis two years ago, and he helped build the Colts into an AFC powerhouse over the past decade behind quarterback Peyton Manning, now with Denver.When the Colts were forced into rebuilding mode, Irsay painfully parted with Manning and other veterans, but put together another winning team behind young quarterback Andrew Luck and others.
Robert Lewandowski has spoken for the first time since his agent, Pini Zahavi, revealed that his client wishes to leave Bayern Munich this summer for a “new challenge”The Israeli football agent, who is widely renown for having famously brokered the €222m world record deal that saw Neymar leave Barcelona for Paris Saint-Germain last summer, recently revealed that Lewandowski has achieved everything that is possible at Bayern and now wants a fresh challenge elsewhere.“Robert feels he needs a change and a new challenge in his career,” said Zahavi.“The managers of Bayern know about it.”Match Preview: RB Leipzig vs Bayern Munich Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 RB Leipzig will have the chance to prove their title-winning capabilities when they host Bayern Munich today at 18:30 (CET).Lewandowski, who is currently on duty with the Poland national team as they prepare for the upcoming World Cup, announced that he has entrusted his future to his agent and will not be contemplating anything else other than next month’s tournament in Russia.“My agent takes care of these things,” he said. “I am focused on the preparations for the World Cup,” he said, according to Goal.“That is the most important thing. I do not think about anything else.”Both Real Madrid and Chelsea have been heavily linked with moves for Lewandowski this summer, who has a contract at Bayern until 2021.
Marouane Fellaini should be fit for Manchester United’s Premier League clash against Chelsea on Saturday according to Belgium’s boss Roberto Martinez.Fellaini, 30, was left out in the 1-1 draw against the Oranjes in Brussels on Tuesday, with Martinez confirming Fellaini was not “100 percent fit”.“He should be fine, it’s just he wasn’t 100 percent,” Martinez told Reuters reporters.“He’s got an important game at the weekend and this wasn’t the game to use players who weren’t 100 percent. We expect he should be fine in the next couple of days.”Liverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.The Red Devils are currently eighth in the standings with 13 points after eight matches.Mourinho will be hoping his lads carry the momentum from their comeback win over Newcastle United to London.Stamford Bridge has not been a good hunting ground for United in Premier League history and a game against an unbeaten Chelsea side may likely complicate issues.Hence, the Portuguese manager would have to rally his troops to produce the best game of the season thus far to get a result at the Bridge and keep up the chase on the big guns.