He’s back!Harry Kane ended his personal domestic drought with a tidy finish against Manchester City to put Tottenham 3-1 up at White Hart Lane on Saturday.Spurs looked all set to stun the Premier League leaders, with Kane’s strike doubling their advantage over Manuel Pellegrini’s side.The 21-year-old reacted quickest to Christian Eriksen’s free kick which rattled the woodwork, pouncing to convert the rebound into an unguarded net after 61 minutes.Understandably, Spurs fans went into meltdown on Twitter as they heralded the return of their star man – and some of the best reactions are below: Harry Kane 1
1 David Beckham’s team of investors has acquired a site in Miami to build a new stadium for Major League Soccer franchise Miami Beckham United.Beckham’s team, which has spent over a year trying to find a home for his franchise in the Floridian city, has secured land in Miami’s Overtown neighbourhood and plans to develop the site subject to MLS approval.“Miami Beckham United has secured a stadium development site at 650 Northwest 8th Street in the City of Miami’s historic Overtown neighborhood,” the team said in a statement published by the Miami Herald.“We intend to create an assemblage of private and county-controlled land totalling approximately nine acres in Miami’s urban core, within walking distance of multiple public transit options and the up-and-coming Miami River District.“The private properties, which comprise the majority of the land, are under contract and we intend to purchase the County land at fair market value pending approval of our site by the MLS Board of Governors.”The statement added: “Construction of our venue will be privately financed and we will work with Miami-Dade County Public Schools to establish our club as an educational resource for the community.“We will also engage nearby businesses and residents as we develop our stadium design and take steps to enhance the neighbourhood.”Beckham’s advisers inserted a clause into his contract when he signed for Los Angeles Galaxy in 2007 that would allow him to create his own MLS franchise.The former Manchester United midfielder hopes to turn Miami Beckham United into a super-club with the financial clout of Manchester City and Paris St-Germain and aims to attract the world’s top players.The deal was announced one day before a meeting of the MLS board of governors and is the Beckham team’s fourth attempt to buy a suitable site in Miami. David Beckham (centre)
Arsenal starlet Alex Iwobi has admitted he’s happy with the chances he’s getting in the FA Cup and loves hearing the home fans scream his name.The talented midfielder played a big role in the Gunners’ 2-1 victory over Burnley in the fourth round and is hoping to get more action in the next match, which he wants to be at the Emirates Stadium again.Iwobi said: “I’m enjoying the home ties in front of a massive crowd with everyone screaming your name and clapping. I’m enjoying it so hopefully we’ll get another home tie.“With the chances I’ve been given, I’m happy already. Hopefully I’ll just get more and he will give me another chance.”And when asked if his next target was to find the back of the net, he replied: “I’m hoping to get a goal. That will be amazing but it’s more about the team. We’re doing well and that’s what I’m looking at.”
What do Norwegian footballers do when their domestic league is on a winter break?Go on the roof of a hotel next door to a football stadium, kick footballs from the roof into the ground and try to score a volley, obviously.Check out Rosenborg’s players doing exactly that, in the video above.Beats watching a Lenny Henry advert.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m. Policyholders who have suffered losses as a result of the Southern California wildfires should contact their insurance agents at the following phone numbers: — Auto Club, (800) 67-CLAIM; — Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company, (866) 456-3108; — Mercury Insurance, (888) 313-6372; — Safeco, (800) 332-3226; LOS ANGELES — The wildfires raging throughout Southern California have generated 1,760 insurance claims so far, the Insurance Information Network of California said today. More than 1,100 structures have been destroyed in the fires. By the time the wildfires are extinguished, insurance claims could reach $500 million, the nonprofit insurance information group said. The 1991 Oakland Hills fire remains the state’s most destructive brush fire, burning down 2,900 homes and resulting in $1.7 billion in insurance claims. “We’re not yet done with these very unpredictable fires, which will clearly cost hundreds of millions of dollars, and are likely to reach at least $500 million in insured losses,” said Candysse Miller, executive director of the Insurance Information Network of California. — State Farm, (800) SF-CLAIM; and — Travelers, (800) CLAIM-33.160Want 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 MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsRecent increases in physical activity may not yet be affecting some health indicators, said Teresa Moore, an associate professor of exercise science at the University of South Carolina. Or perhaps some people are exercising more but not taking other important steps, added Moore, who was not involved in the research. “You could be out raking leaves, but if you’re eating a high-fat, poor-quality diet, you may still be aggravating the problem,” she said. The survey was done by researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is being published this week in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, a CDC publication. The researchers drew their data from surveys in 2001 and 2005 of noninstitutionalized adults who had landline telephones. About 205,000 people answered questions in the 2001 survey, and 356,000 in 2005. ATLANTA – More U.S. adults are getting physical – or at least that’s what they’re telling researchers. A national telephone survey found the percentage of women who report regular physical activity rose to about 47 percent in 2005, up from 43 percent in 2001. The percentage of men reporting regular exertion rose to about 50 percent, from 48 percent. The small but significant increases are considered good news, but also seem a little perplexing: U.S. obesity rates are not declining, and there are indicators that some weight-related conditions – such as heart disease – are getting worse in some adults. People were asked about their physical activity in a usual wee. One question asked about moderate activities such as brisk walking or gardening. Another asked about vigorous activities such as running or heavy yard work. Respondents were considered physically active if they had at least 30 minutes of moderate activity five or more days a week, or 20 minutes of vigorous activity three or more days a week. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Santa’s reindeer will also make an appearance, and children will be able to visit with them. The entire family will also be able to enjoy train rides. A craft area designed for children ages 3-11 will be set up. For $2, Santa Claus will be available for pictures with children eager to tell him their Christmas wishes. In addition, a variety of vendors will be selling unique and special holiday items. For information call (562) 863-4896. Tour historic holiday homes WHITTIER – The Whittier Cultural Arts Foundation is presenting the 2007 Holiday Home Tour featuring three unique historic homes decorated for the holidays. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today patrons will be able to view the homes, indulge in holiday shopping, view art for sale and savor hot chocolate, coffee and spiced cider. Tickets are $25 at the door of the first home on the tour. For information call (562) 464-3360. Bid for symphony soloists begins WHITTIER – Applications to participate in the Rio Hondo Symphony’s Young Artists Competition on Feb. 2 are now available. Categories accepted this year are voice and strings. The winners in each category will perform as soloists at the free finale of the symphony’s 75th Diamond Jubilee on April 13. Each winner will also receive a $1,500 cash prize; the runner-up in each category will receive a $500 cash prize. The contest is limited to the first 25 eligible musicians. String players through age 26 and vocalists through age 30 at the time of the contest are eligible. All contestants must be either California residents or students attending a California university, college or school, or studying with a private California music teacher. Applications must be submitted with a $50 nonrefundable fee and a self-addressed stamped envelope, postmarked no later than Jan. 4. To apply, visit www.riohondosymphony.org. For information or applications, call (562) 631-5262. Enter Christmas decoration contest SANTA FE SPRINGS – Join your neighbors in celebrating the holiday season and enter your home in this year’s Christmas Home Decorating Contest. The judging committee will tour the city at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 17. If you would like to enter your home in the contest, you can enter one of two ways. You can use the online entry form at www.santafesprings.org. by downloading and printing it and taking it to either the City Hall receptionist or the City Clerk’s Office. You can also pick up an entry form at either location. For information call the City Clerk’s Office at 868-0511, Ext. 7314. – From staff reports160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PICO RIVERA – The sheriff’s Pico Rivera Station will hold its annual 10K Mug Run today. The event is open to the public and law enforcement. Sheriff’s officials said it promotes physical fitness plus lets the public and station personnel meet. Registration begins at 7 a.m. today and the run starts at 8 a.m. in front of the station at 6631 Passons Blvd. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsThe cost is $20 and includes a T-shirt to all participants. Medals are awarded to the top three runners in each age group. Enjoy snow and tree lighting SANTA FE SPRINGS – Join the city of Santa Fe Springs at its Holiday Fest and Tree Lighting Ceremony from 3-8 p.m. today at the Town Center Green, 11740 E. Telegraph Road. The tree lighting will take place at 7 p.m. There will be plenty of holiday activities to enjoy, including a winter play area with tons of real snow for children to build snowmen and experience winter life.
1 The England Under-21 international has one year remaining on his current deal at Stamford Bridge It’s getting easier and easier to hit the big time in the Premier League.Chelsea youngster Dominic Solanke, who has only one year remaining on his contract, is demanding £50,000 a week and the promise of senior action to put pen to paper on a new deal, according to the Daily Mail.He currently pockets £8,000 a week and, as can be imagined, his alleged financial request – considering he is yet to start a game for the first team – has not gone down well with Blues supporters.To put this into a little perspective, the Premier League’s top scorer Harry Kane currently earns £35,000 a week at Tottenham Hotspur.And, ironically the news arrived on the same day Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata spoke of the ‘obscene’ amount of money footballers earn.Check out what Chelsea fans think of Solanke’s demands below…
Joao Teixeira decided not to sign a new deal at Liverpool Liverpool midfielder Joao Teixeira has agreed to join Porto on a free transfer.The 23-year-old made just one Premier League appearance for the Reds last season and seven in all competitions.Liverpool had been willing to offer the Portuguese player a new contract, but he is opted to leave in search of first-team football.Porto have snapped up the playmaker on a free and he is delighted to have returned back to his home country.“I am very happy. It’s a dream for me to play in this great club,” Teixeira told Porto’s website:“I have aspired to wear this shirt because I was used to seeing FC Porto win over the years. I hope everything goes well and I want to give my best.” 1
Euro 2016: Every Goal, Every Game, Every Day on talkSPORT 2 2 Euro 2016: Every Goal, Every Game, Every Day on talkSPORTGroup A’s bottom two sides face off in Lyon at 8pm on Sunday, looking to secure a third placed finish which could result in progression to the Round of 16.Romania have earned just one point so far – having drawn 1-1 with Switzerland – whilst Albania sit on zero points after their opening two games.However, this is not a fair representation of the two teams, as they have shown they are impressive units who defend well, although a lack of goal threat has cost them.Romania have never lost to Albania in eight competitive matches against the Red and Blacks, and they will be hoping to continue this run with three points that is sure to make them one of the best third placed teams.LIVE on talkSPORT 2: Romania v Albania – click here for commentary from the Stade Veldrome, at 5pm (BST) on June 18, 2016Here’s how Group A looks ahead of their meeting:? What the managers have said:Romania boss Anghel Iordanescu: “Romanian football needs this. For years our team has not been present at Euros and this is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to obtain a result that will delight the entire country. That’s why we have to be focused and avoid expending energy on useless things.”Albania boss Gianni De Biasi?: “The players have done a lot of good things so far. Unfortunately we’ve paid dearly for our mistakes. And when we’ve had chances, perhaps we haven’t been experienced enough to build on what we’ve done in the game.”Confirmed team news:Romania XI: Tatarusanu, Sapunaru, Grigore, Chiriches, Matel, Prepelita, Hoban, Popa, Stanciu, Stancu, AlibecSubstitutes: Pantilimon, Rat, Moti, Chipciu, Pintilii, Torje, Keseru, Andone, Gaman, Filip, Sanmartean, LungAlbania XI: Berisha, Hysaj, Ajeti, Mavraj, Agolli, Lila, Abrashi, Basha, Memushaj, Lenjani, SadikuSubstitutes: Shehi, Cana, Veseli, Gashi, Xhaka, Cikalleshi, Aliji, Balaj, Kace, Roshi, Hoxha