Joe Kinnear has resigned as Newcastle’s director of football. “The club will be making no further comment.” Kinnear, who was appointed on a three-year contract in June last year, leaves St James’ Park having not made a single permanent signing during his tenure with only strikers Loic Remy and Luuk de Jong having joined Newcastle on loan. The 67-year-old was a controversial appointment last summer as owner Mike Ashley responded to a desperately disappointing season which saw the club finish in 16th place in the Barclays Premier League despite an investment in excess of £30million in new players during the January transfer window. Manager Alan Pardew, who had guided them into fifth 12 months earlier, kept his job after an end-of-season review, but only just with Ashley deeply unhappy with what he had witnessed. His response, to general disbelief, was to ask Kinnear to head up the football side of the business. The former Wimbledon manager’s appointment went down like a lead balloon with fans who remembered his first spell on Tyneside, when an ill-fated five-month reign as Kevin Keegan’s replacement was eventually ended by illness before Alan Shearer was parachuted in in a vain attempt to prevent the club being relegated. It was equally unpopular with managing director Derek Llambias, who resigned to end his association with Ashley at St James’. Kinnear, who had launched his managerial career on Tyneside with a four-letter rant at journalists, pre-empted his return in a series of increasingly bizarre interviews in which he trumpeted his suitability for the job. The former Magpies manager has stepped down from his post just days after the club sold star midfielder Yohan Cabaye and failed to replace him before Friday’s transfer deadline. A club statement said: “Newcastle United can confirm that Joe Kinnear has this evening resigned from his position as Director of Football with immediate effect. Press Association He said at the time: “I believe I’m a very good judge of players, a good tactician and I intend to make Newcastle far better than they are now. “I can see a good player and know a good player and get the right players in for us to be successful. I have no other agenda. “I know I’ve got more knowledge than most people at Newcastle as a football manager and I’ll bend over backwards to make sure we are successful.” Reacting to the astonishment of fans at his appointment, he later added: “I heard a silly comment of what can I attract? I can open the door to any manager in the world, anyone, that’s the difference. “I’ve spent my whole life talking to Alex Ferguson, week in, week out. What would you do? “I can pick the phone up at any time of the day and speak to Arsene Wenger, any manager in the league. In all the divisions. “I don’t know what angle they have got. If they want to sit down and argue with me… Some are talking out of their backsides, a load of tosh. “I’m not accepting it, as simple as that. I have certainly got more intelligence than them, that’s a fact.” Kinnear urged fans to judge him on his signings, and the chorus of disapproval reached a deafening volume last week. Having not made a single permanent signing during the summer transfer window, Kinnear oversaw the sale of Cabaye – a player he had at one point referred to as “Yohan Kebab” – to Paris St Germain. But with Pardew, who had not wanted to lose the Frenchman, insisting the club had to replace their playmaker if they were to stand any chance of maintaining or improving upon their current standing of eighth, they were unable to push home their interest in either Lyon’s Clement Grenier or Montpellier’s Remy Cabella. Hours after the transfer window closed, Newcastle were trounced 3-0 by arch-rivals Sunderland on their own pitch for the second successive season with neither Ashley nor Kinnear anywhere to be seen as Pardew bore the brunt of a furious backlash. Kinnear, however, has now fallen on his sword to end one of the more idiosyncratic episodes in the Magpies’ colourful recent history.
More details have emerged about the three men who robbed multiple students inside the Alpha Tau Omega house Friday night, Department of Public Safety officials said. The robbery is one of four in the past week.DPS Capt. David Carlisle said three black males entered ATO around 9:20 p.m., told those in the house they had a weapon — though no weapon was seen — and demanded property.“Three suspects entered, indicating they were looking for someone, but the victims didn’t know who it was,” Carlisle said. “Then [the suspects] said they had a weapon and demanded their property.”The victims complied, handing over wallets and money. Though there were three people in the ATO house at the time of the robbery, it is unclear whether or not they all lost property, Carlisle said.In addition to wallets, Carlisle said the suspects also took electronic equipment, including a flat panel monitor and a television, and then fled to a vehicle in a nearby alley.Carlisle said that, though the suspects claimed to have at least one weapon, and might have simulated one, no weapon was actually seen by the victims.“Whether a gun was seen or not, it concerns us greatly,” Carlisle said. “Any robbery is a very serious matter.” Though the robbery occurred inside the ATO house, Carlisle said the victims were not members of the fraternity, as the house is leased out during the summer.“We don’t think it was the fraternity that was actually targeted,” Carlisle said.It is not clear how the suspects entered the house, but Carlisle said, at this point, DPS believes the door was unlocked.Though sorority houses on The Row are often staffed by security guards — who could have seen the suspects enter ATO — Carlisle said few houses employ security guards during the summer. The ATO house is also not equipped with security cameras, as some houses on The Row are.The ATO robbery was the third in four days in the USC area, and was followed by a fourth on June 7, though Carlisle said ATO appears to be an unrelated incident.DPS reported two robberies early last week — one on Ellendale Street at 9:30 p.m. on June 2, the other on the W. 27th Street at 9:44 a.m. on June 3 — but said neither appears to be connected to the robbery at ATO. In both of the earlier incidents, only was suspect was involved and a weapon was displayed.DPS also reported a robbery on June 7, two days after the ATO robbery, in which a victim sitting on his front porch on 27th Street was approached by a suspect displaying part of gun. The suspect followed the victim into his apartment and removed his property.No arrests have been made in any of these robberies, Carlisle said.
by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow â€” The Sumner County Catbackers golf tournament and banquet will be held Friday for all Kansas State fans.Although the four-man golf tournament is set, if you desperately want to go, you may want to show up at noon at the Wellington golf clubhouse to see if there are any open spots.The dinner will be at 6 p.m. with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. at Theurer’s Auction building. It will be catered by Kip and Kim Etter of The Dore. Price is $15 and $10 for current and future K-State students.Campus guest will be Bruce Weber, Dana Dimel, Mike Clark, Chad Wieberg, Lon Floyd, Gavin Hargrave and Wyatt Thompson.For reservations, contact Travis Heasty at 620-440-0578, Dr. Richard Heersche 620-326-7125 or 620-326-3021; Ron Kimball 620-326-8203 or 620-326-7413. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments
New York mounted a frantic rally and pulled within three, 107-104, on Noah Vonleh’s layup with 35 seconds left.But Wall hit a 3-pointer with 12 seconds left before Courtney Lee ended the scoring with a 3-pointer with less than a second remaining.“That’s us. That’s our team,” Knicks coach David Fizdale said. “As long as there’s time on the clock our guys will fight to try to win the game.”Emmanuel Mudiay had 16 points for the Knicks, and Vonleh had 11.TIP-INSWizards: Washington hasn’t lost to the Knicks in New York since April 9, 2013. Overall, the Wizards have won the last 10 meetings between the teams.Knicks: Trey Burke did not play because of a sprained right knee. … Lee, who suffered a neck injury in September, appeared in his first game this season. He played 16 minutes and scored seven points. … Frank Ntilikina did not see action for a second straight game (coach’s decision) after playing in each of the Knicks’ first 23 games.NEXT MAN UPNo Knick has started all 25 games this season, but Kanter, Allonzo Trier and Vonleh have played in each. The Wizards’ starting backcourt of Beal and Wall has been intact for every game, and they are the only Washington players to see action in all 24 games.NO FREEBIES NECESSARY The Wizards took control in the third quarter, when they outscored the Knicks 34-19 without the benefit of a single free throw. They shot 60 percent (15 for 25) from the field, including 44.4 percent (4 of 9) from 3-point range, over those 12 minutes.UP NEXTWizards: Washington visits Atlanta on Wednesday.Knicks: New York visits Boston on Thursday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Washington trailed by as many as 11 points late in the second quarter, but Beal’s layup with 6.6 seconds remaining got the Wizards within 61-52 at halftime.Washington then opened the third quarter with a 28-8 run and went ahead 80-69 on Wall’s dunk with 3:33 left in the period.“We didn’t come out ready,” Kanter said. “They had more energy and we just couldn’t respond.”The Knicks closed the gap to 86-80 at the end of the quarter and pulled within 88-84 early in the fourth.However, the Wizards scored the next seven points and went on to lead by a game-high 16, 105-89, on Wall’s jumper with 4:24 to play.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Washington Wizards’ Bradley Beal (3) shoots over New York Knicks’ Enes Kanter, of Turkey, (00) and New York Knicks’ Emmanuel Mudiay, of Congo, (1) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)NEW YORK — Bradley Beal felt at home at Madison Square Garden, and for good reason given the Wizards’ recent history there.Beal finished with 27 points and Kelly Oubre Jr. had 21 off the bench as Washington beat the Knicks in New York for the ninth straight time, 110-107 on Monday night.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Karl-Anthony Towns, Wolves use big second half to thump Rockets “I feel like every time I step into this building, I need to have a great game,” Beal said. “That is how I approach it. It is a true basketball building. There is legacy and history here. It’s a big stage with lots of lights.”John Wall had 18 points and 15 assists for the Wizards, who won on the road for just the third time this season. Markieff Morris also had 18 points and Otto Porter Jr. added 15.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“I don’t know what else to say other than we won nine (straight) games,” Wizards coach Scott Brooks said. “We just gotta keep playing every game like we did tonight in that third and fourth quarter, and hopefully there’s a tenth one.”Tim Hardaway Jr. led the Knicks with 20 points. Damyean Dotson scored 17 and Enes Kanter had 13 points and 16 rebounds for New York, which has lost three of four. MOST READ Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum View comments
I guess you can’t blame Los Angeles City Councilman Ed Reyes entirely. The Public Policy Institute of California recently published a poll showing only 31 percent of voters support extending the current term limits for members of the state Assembly, while another group changed the wording of the same question and found 59 percent of voters in support. So if politicians like Reyes stop listening to voters, it may be because sometimes the voters send out confusing signals. So to be generous, Councilman Ed was probably unsure just what his constituents would want him to do when, in January, the Rotem Co. offered to temporarily lease the unused Taylor Rail Yard along the L.A. River. The deal would have created 200 jobs – and not McDonald’s jobs, either, but $40,000- to $80,000-a-year jobs – the kind of jobs that support middle-class families. And the work would have benefited the city, assembling new cars for our own Metrolink system. The only drawback to the whole deal would seem to be that, first, the cars aren’t made here in the U.S., and second, that at the end of the contract Rotem will fold its checkbook and go home. So Councilman Ed said no. But wait, the temporary nature of the deal is a good thing, because Councilman Ed wants a city park on that property. And everybody likes parks, especially the out-of-work homeless, because a park gives them a place to sleep. And that’s just what L.A. needs, another place for the homeless and jobless to sleep, thanks in part to the city’s hostile attitude toward people who actually employ people. And it’s getting increasingly difficult for even the middle class to survive in this city. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is upping fares from $1.25 to $2 over the next two years. Figure in auto-insurance rates and the astronomical price for gasoline, and the average L.A. working stiff may soon be unable to afford to even get to work by any means. That will push wages higher, and that is another way to drive businesses out of a city. So thanks to Councilman Ed, this city is not going to assemble Metro Rail cars in Taylor Yards. The city is going to have a park there instead, with perhaps a plaque identifying Councilman Ed Reyes Park as a place where people once earned a living and paid taxes. But wait: The construction can’t begin because the park people don’t yet have the money to buy the Taylor Yards. So I guess the people will have to wait for both their jobs and their park. That is a problem. Now, let us think for a moment and see if we can think of something to do. Hmmmm. How about this: The city of L.A. will buy Taylor Yards, but we borrow the money from a bank or something, so that we can repay it over time. Then we lease the property to Rotem, and its payments repay the loan, while assuring that the property is available for the park at the end of the lease. Meanwhile, the park people can collect their donations, assured that when the lease is up Rotem will vacate the property. Of course, Councilman Ed Reyes Park may have to open after the next council election cycle. But all anyone is concerned with is the public good, so that won’t be a problem, right? Kimit Muston is a freelance writer and former San Fernando Valley resident living in Indiana. For six years, he wrote a weekly column for the Daily News.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Alejandro Faurlin is recalled to the QPR starting line-up for tonight’s game against Nottingham Forest at the City Ground, where Rangers have never won.Faurlin’s inclusion means Karl Henry is dropped to the substitutes’ bench. Recent signings Conor Washington and Matt Ingram are also among the Rangers substitutes.Forest are without the suspended David Vaughan and the injured Henri Lansbury, Andy Reid, Britt Assombalonga and Matty Fryatt.Nottingham Forest: De Vries, Lichaj, Mills, Hobbs, Jokic, Mendes, Mancienne, Tesche, Osborn, Oliveira, O’Grady.Subs: Evtimov, Wilson, Gardner, Cohen, Ward, O Burke, Blackstock.QPR: Smithies; Perch. Onuoha, Hall, Konchesky; Luongo, Faurlin; Phillips, Hoilett, Fer; Polter.Subs: Angella, Ingram, Henry, Mackie, Washington, Tozser, Chery.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
NEW YORK — The New York Islanders’ long playoff drought is over.John Tavares tied the score in the final minute of regulation and got the winner at 10:41 of the second overtime, leading the Islanders past the Florida Panthers 2-1 April 24th and into the second round for the first time since 1993.“It’s time we had to get over this hump and push forward,” Tavares said. “I don’t think we tried to put too much pressure on ourselves knowing we weren’t here for all of that, but certainly a lot us have been here for a while and it was time for us.”Tavares skated in and fired an initial shot that Roberto Luongo saved, but the New York captain got the rebound, wrapped around the net and stuffed the puck in before the diving goalie could get back.It sent the sellout Barclays Center crowd into a frenzy and he was quickly mobbed by his teammates after ending the longest home game in Islanders history.“When I got the rebound, I realized how far he came out,” Tavares said. “I had a good step and just tried to, not take my time, but really make sure I had control of the puck. And obviously once you get around the net, make sure it goes in.”The Islanders will next face Tampa Bay. New York last won a playoff series 23 years ago, when it defeated the then-defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins in the Wales Conference semifinals. Jaromir Jagr was on that Penguins team — and he was disappointed by the Islanders again as a member of the Panthers.Thomas Greiss finished with 41 saves in the teams’ second straight two-overtime game and third in the series to go past regulation. The Islanders won Game 3 here 4-3 in the first extra period, and took Game 5 in Florida 2-1 at 16 minutes of the second OT.On the tying goal with just under 54 seconds left in the third period, Islanders defenseman Nick Leddy took the puck behind his own empty net, skated all the way down the right side and sent a centering pass from behind the Panthers’ goal.Nikolay Kulemin tried to tip it in, but Luongo dived to his left on top of it. But the puck trickled out from underneath him to his right, and Tavares swooped in and put it in for his fourth of the series.“I came off the bench and saw (Leddy) had the puck on the far side,” Tavares said. “I just tried to get lost in coverage and just hope the puck kind of came to me. Lucky enough, it just squirted under Luongo and it doesn’t get any easier than that.”Jonathan Huberdeau scored late in the first period for Florida, and Luongo stopped 49 shots. The Panthers have now lost four first-round series since reaching the Stanley Cup Final in 1996, with all their losses in this series coming by one goal.“I thought we were the better team most nights and I don’t think the hockey gods were with us at all,” Florida coach Gerard Gallant said. “I’m giving the Islanders credit. They played a great game, they played a great series … but I thought we played good hockey.”Both teams had solid chances throughout the game, but were stonewalled by the goalies.Reilly Smith, held without a point since having four goals and four assists in the first three games, fired a shot that deflected off the crossbar early in the second OT.Greiss gave up just 13 goals on 234 shots in the series, for a 1.79 goals-against average and a .944 save-percentage.“He played great,” Islanders coach Jack Capuano said. “You need goaltending, and he came up big for us. There’s no doubt when it was 1-0, we didn’t have our legs for whatever reason. You saw the passes, you saw the execution in our game. And the pace of our game wasn’t where it needed to be and Thomas made some big saves and kept us in it.”The Islanders pressed from the start of the third. Luongo stopped a pair of snap shots by Cal Clutterbuck and a slap shot by Leddy in the first few minutes of the period. Clutterbuck also had a backhand attempt denied by the goalie about 5 minutes in.The Islanders controlled the play for most of the opening period, but the Panthers took the lead just before the closing minute of the period after New York turned it over in its own zone.Vincent Trochek sent a pass to Huberdeau, who spun and fired a shot from the high slot while falling down with the puck going over Greiss’ blocker with 1:02 remaining. It was Huberdeau’s first goal of the series and marked the fifth time Florida scored first.Clutterbuck was bleeding after getting hit in the face with the puck about 6 minutes into the game and left the game to be treated. He returned for the start of the second period.(VIN A. CHERWOO, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shares
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Liverpool boss Klopp reveals Mane suffered ‘awful combination’by Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveJurgen Klopp has revealed Sadio Mane suffered a dead leg and knee injury in Sunday’s 2-1 over Chelsea. The Senegalese was forced off after N’Golo Kante’s mazy run and finish got Chelsea back in the game.”It was a knock on the bone, around the knee, and a dead leg,” said Klopp. “That’s an awful combination.”He tried everything. I think you saw there was one counter situation when he really tried and I would say on a non-dead-leg day he will get that ball, but no chance.”Then we say, ‘come on, now we have to do it’ and changed. That’s it.”
Luton manager Jones expects Justin to feature for Leicesterby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLuton Town manager Graeme Jones expects James Justin to make his Leicester City debut in their Carabao Cup clash.Justin left Luton in the summer, signing a five-year-deal at the King Power Stadium having impressed last season, helping his side to Championship promotion and earning himself a spot in the League One team of the season. Jones said; “That was the sad part of the job for me, coming in when you’ve got two really dominant full-backs – I saw Jack Stacey play on Friday and you see what he brings to the show, James Justin exactly the same.”You come in and you haven’t got those players available, which is disappointing, but I think what everyone needs to remember is what he did for the football club, what both of them did.“But obviously James is coming back, how luck would have it.”I expect him to make his debut tonight for Leicester, so you’d think we will give him a warm reception and then make it as difficult as we can for him, so I look forward to seeing him. I am aware of what James Justin can do, he was regarded as possibly our best player here – he hasn’t played for Leicester yet, so it gives you an idea of the level.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Week two didn’t look like it’d be that crazy on paper, but after a roller coaster day of football, Notre Dame has a new quarterback, Auburn narrowly avoided a historic upset, Arkansas got embarrassed by a MAC school, and BYU won on ANOTHER Hail Mary. Those ridiculous events have really altered odds for the national championship. As ESPN’s Brett McMurphy points out, the Fighting Irish, Tigers, and Razorbacks all fell significantly.Biggest drops in @LVSuperBook title odds from last week: Notre Dame from 12-1 to 40-1, Auburn 15-1 to 30-1, Arkansas 40-1 to 100-1— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) September 14, 2015On the other hand, there are some big gainers as well.Biggest moves up in @LVSuperBook title odds from last week: Michigan State from 20-1 to 10-1, Ole Miss & UCLA both from 30-1 to 20-1— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) September 14, 2015Via VegasInsider.com, here are the 10 teams that currently have the best odds to win it all.Who are you betting on?[VegasInsider.com]