1 Wayne Rooney England captain Wayne Rooney is set to miss England’s Euro 2016 qualifier against Estonia through injury.For the third day in succession the 29-year-old forward was unable to train with his international team-mates after an ankle complaint sustained in Manchester United’s defeat to Arsenal.Rooney is set to miss Friday’s clash with Estonia as a result and is a major doubt for next week’s trip to Lithuania in the Group E finale.Regardless of the injury, the striker is expected to attend the final Wembley qualifier as he wants to pick up his commemorative golden boot for breaking Sir Bobby Charlton’s scoring record.Rooney last month broke the 45-year long record with a penalty against Switzerland and will receive the boot from the 1966 World Cup winner before kick-off.Theo Walcott appears the most likely replacement up front for Roy Hodgson’s men, especially as Danny Ings is also set to miss the Estonia encounter.The Liverpool striker is in the England squad for the first time, but again sat out training at St George’s Park on Thursday with an ankle complaint.Michael Carrick is a doubt after missing the session with a knock, although Jonjo Shelvey returned to action.Andros Townsend and Kyle Walker were involved, having been drafted into the squad following the withdrawal of John Stones earlier in the week.
DC United may have beaten New England Revolution in the MLS play-offs on Wednesday, but they had to overcome a goal-of-the-season contender to do so.The Washington-based club were 2-1 winners, coming from behind after a stunning strike by 22-year-old Juan Agudelo. Colombian-born forward Agudelo, who plays for the United States’ national team, fired the visitors into the lead when he rose spectacularly to nestle a bicycle kick into the far corner, with a strike reminscent of Wayne Rooney’s ‘best ever’ Premier League goal.To see the opportunity is one thing, but his technique to pull it off was audacious and Agudelo did just that, which you can see in the video above (compared with a Taylor Twellman bicycle kick for the same side, back in 2007). Unfortunately for Agudelo, this was not a match-winner as his side were knocked out of the competition, while DC are through to the semi-final of the Eastern Conference.
1 Nathaniel Chalobah Nathaniel Chalobah netted his first goal for Napoli in the Europa League on Thursday. The young Chelsea start joined the Serie A club on a season-long loan deal in September and he was making just his third appearance – all of which have come in Europe.It was a great finish by the 20-year-old, who has previously had loan spells in the Championship with Reading, Burnley, Middlesbrough, Watford and Nottingham Forest. See below!
Chelsea could be busy in the January transfer window.Guus Hiddink may have sparked a few players into life since his arrival at Stamford Bridge shortly before Christmas, but the Dutchman may still be keen to strengthen his options as he looks to save the Blues from further embarrassment in the second half of the season.With this in mind, talkSPORT has assessed the players rumoured to be at the top of Chelsea’s wish list.Take a look at our ranking by clicking the yellow arrow above, right. 6 6. Amadou Diawara (Bologna) – continue reading our ranking of Chelsea’s top mid-season targets by clicking the arrow above! –
The Guinean midfielder, described as a Serie A wonderkid and having drawn comparisons to Stamford Bridge favourite Michael Essien, is said to be a top target for Chelsea this month, with reports claiming that his representatives have been in London to begin negotiations over a possible move this month. Despite being contracted to Bologna until 2020, the Italian outfit will accept an offer in the region of £10m. Chelseas midfield has been arguably their weakest area this term, with Nemanja Matic and Cesc Fabregas having shocked the Premier League with their poor form. While Diawara would be boost to options in the centre of the park, is Hiddink likely to entrust an inexperienced teenager in such a challenging campaign and an unfamiliar top flight? Not only this, but his signing may push fan-favourite Ruben Loftus-Cheek further down the pecking order. 6 5. Marquinhos (Paris Saint-Germain) –
MACARTHUR PARK – Watching her fellow students play softball during a quiet afternoon at MacArthur Park on Tuesday, 14-year-old Osmery Batrez recalled a much different scene at the park May 1. “They beat my brother up,” said the Soledad Enrichment Action Charter School student, referring to Los Angeles Police Department officers. “They just came and started pushing people around. We were just protesting.” Batrez said despite the self-critical report issued Tuesday by the LAPD, she doesn’t believe the top brass will make any real changes. Her sentiments were echoed by others who live, work or go to school in this largely immigrant Latino community. “They killed a reporter, Ruben Salazar,” Hernandez said, recounting the 1970 march and subsequent riot in which Los Angeles Times reporter Salazar was killed by a sheriff’s tear-gas cannister while he sat in a bar. “You can put a number or a name on the helmet; they’re still going to be the same,” he said, commenting on the report’s recommendation to put officers’ names or identifying numbers on their helmets or vests, something missing May 1. Hernandez, a South Los Angeles resident, said the treatment of lower-working-class people by police in areas such as MacArthur Park is much different from the way wealthier people are treated in such places as Beverly Hills or Malibu. “As long as we have this brown skin, it’s never going to change,” Hernandez said. Marisol Guevara, 16, a resident of the MacArthur Park neighborhood, was at the May 1 rally and witnessed some of the violence. She said some of the officers’ actions that day betrayed the trust of many innocent people. “There were a lot of people getting hurt for no reason,” she said. “They made a little thing into a big thing. It was crazy that day. It was the craziest day. … There were a lot of kids, a lot of moms, a lot of old people. I was trying to help the old people. … It was really not necessary.” She hopes the report will lead to significant change. “It’s good if they learn,” Guevara said, adding that the LAPD should make sure more Spanish-speaking officers are on site when working a similar event. Seventy-two-year-old Micaela Chavez has worked at the same newsstand near the corner of Alvarado and Seventh streets, selling novela magazines and cigarettes, for 30 years. Acknowledging the difficult task of effective police work, Chavez had one question: “Why are they fighting with the Latino people who they’re supposed to serve?” [email protected] (818) 713-3329160Want 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 MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas City“These riots are not an isolated thing,” Batrez said. “It’s been going on for years.” Rogelio Garcia, a teacher at Soledad, who was leading Batrez and a group of girls through a physical-education class at the park Tuesday, said as long as LAPD officer-discipline hearings are not open to the public, he doesn’t hold out much hope that Tuesday’s report will improve things. “We have to hold them responsible to the community,” Garcia said. Others said that problems with the department, as well as other law enforcement agencies, have been brewing for decades. And the May Day melee has only heightened the Latino community’s mistrust of the police, they said. “Remember what happened in East Los Angeles?” said Jose Hernandez, 40, who operates a lunch truck across the street from the park.
Chip and the Monks, who were supposed to perform at 4p.m. on Sunday at the First United Methodist Church, 13222 E. Bailey St., canceled their show due to illness. A new date has yet to be decided. For additional information, call (562) 698-0022. Warner on the state of the city WHITTIER – Councilwoman and former mayor Cathy Warner will speak on the “State of the City” at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at the Whittier Senior Center, 13225 Walnut St. Warner’s talk will include highlights and details about Whittier’s economic development plans and accomplishments. The free presentation is sponsored by the Central East Whittier Property Owners Association during its annual membership meeting. Information: (562) 484-3370. Dinner, dance honors Marines PICO RIVERA – Celebrate the Marines, eat some steak and dance the night away. American Legion Post 341 is honoring the Marine Corps’ 232nd birthday with a rib eye steak dinner from 5-7 p.m. followed by dancing until 11 p.m. on Saturday at the post, 4909 Durfee Ave. A donation of $12 will be accepted but Marines get in free. Information: (562) 695-1558. Illness delays pair’s murder trial LOS ANGELES – The penalty phase of the trial of two men found guilty of killing an elderly La Habra Heights couple was continued to today. A jury will decide this week if Theodore Churchill Shove, 55, and Lewis Hardin, 35, will get the death penalty. The penalty phase was supposed to start Monday at Los Angeles Superior Court but was continued because Shove and one juror fell sick. Shove collapsed in the morning apparently from low blood pressure and was taken to Los Angeles County USC Medical Center, according to deputies. Deputy District Attorney David Walgren said the doctor thinks Shove overmedicated himself. Shove and Hardin were convicted last week of two counts of first-degree murder for the 2001 killings of 81-year-old Hubert “Bert” Souther and his 79-year-old wife, Elizabeth Ann. The jury also found Shove guilty of second-degree burglary, receiving stolen property and three counts of sending a threatening letter for the purpose of extortion. The prosecution said Shove hired Hardin to kill the Southers because he wanted their business, Cal Aero Supply, a surplus hardware and tool business in Paramount. The Southers were found beaten to death in their home in the 2100 block of Ardsheal Drive on Sept. 17, 2001. Calling all crooners for karaoke fun NORWALK – Do you like to sing along to your favorite song? Show off your talent at a Karaoke Cabaret. The free event runs from 2-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20 at the Norwalk Senior Center, 14040 San Antonio Drive. The songbook is available at the front desk of the senior center. The event is open to anyone 50 or older. Information: (562) 929-5580. Metro Gold Line meetings this week WHITTIER – Residents are invited to attend a series of meetings starting this week about the Eastside Transit Corridor Phase II Project. Officials said the proposed project’s goal is to improve mobility in the corridor by connecting with the Metro Gold Line eastside extension to cities farther east of Los Angeles. The meetings are to solicit public feedback on the project’s purpose, need and potential alternatives as part of an Alternatives Analysis. The meetings will be held: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday at Palm Park, 5703 Palm Ave. in Whittier. 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the senior center at City Park, 115 S. Taylor Ave. in Montebello. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14 at Potrero Heights Elementary School, 8026 East Hill Drive in Rosemead. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15 at the cafeteria of North Park Middle School, 4450 Durfee Ave. in Pico Rivera. Information: (213) 922-7456. – From staff reports 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 KingsPointing to those and other, more traditional efforts, such as recycling cans, bottles and plastics and installing energy-efficient lighting, organizers of the Green California Schools summit said they hope the event provides a forum for sharing the best green practices. They also hope to steer educators toward possible funding sources that will allow them to “green” their schools. The conference, being held at the Pasadena Convention Center, is covering a range of issues, including how schools can save money by implementing green technology and how green practices can improve student health. More than 200 exhibitors, 75 educational presentations and dozens of workshops will have been presented by the conference’s finale later today. Workshops range from how to get a green school built to examining ways to improve school lunches. • Photo Gallery: Green California PASADENA – Green went to school Wednesday. At a first-of-its-kind, two-day summit focusing on ways to turn the state’s nearly 1,000 public schools into green, self-sustainable campuses, hundreds of educators and interested parties looked at several recent innovations – including file folders and post-it notes made from soy-based products. There was even a jungle gym made entirely of plastic milk containers. Turning schools into green zones means “students are healthier and they are learning in a healthier environment,” said Rosario Marin, who serves in Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s cabinet as secretary of the State and Consumer Services Agency. Environmentally friendly school buildings are more cost-effective, summit experts said. According to the U.S. Green Building Council, green schools save an average of $100,000 per year in energy costs. A school site’s lifetime is usually 42 years, bringing potential savings to $4.2 million, council officials said. One eco-friendly idea that got support from many at the summit is the concept of “grid-neutrality,” in which schools generate all the energy they need, then put any excess energy back into the power grid, said David Thorman, the state architect. It’s a concept he is committed to achieving, Thorman said. The conference’s opening remarks came from various state officials and environmental advocates, including actor Ed Begley Jr., who has made energy conservation his life’s passion, and David E. Long, the state’s secretary of education. While global climate change, ocean pollution and groundwater contamination remain daunting problems, Begley said he “was filled with hope” from the growing support for the green movement. “We are heading in the right direction,” he said. [email protected] (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4494 www.insidesocal.com/schools160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Harry Redknapp has been named manager of Jordan for their next two World Cup qualifying matches.The 69-year-old former Tottenham and West Ham boss will take charge of the March 24 clash with Bangladesh and the March 29 contest with Australia.Redknapp was also this week named a football advisor of Championship club Derby.Jordan currently trail Australia by two points in Group B in the second of three phases of Asian qualifying for the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia.Prince Ali Al Hussein, Jordan Football Association president and former FIFA presidential candidate, said: “I’m very proud to be able to announce Harry’s appointment to our national side.“He is a world class manager with an internationally recognised record at the highest level.“This is a fantastic step for the national game in Jordan. There are some important fixtures coming up for football in this country and we are confident Harry is the man to help us succeed in qualifying and take us to the next level.” 1 New Jordan manager Harry Redknapp