How Eric DeCosta, SN’s NFL Executive of the Year for 2019, built Lamar Jackson, Ravens into Super Bowl contenders

first_imgMaking the offense stronger, the defense deeper: Brown and Boykin had the vertical skills to mesh with Jackson, throwing deep while playing off the effectiveness of the running game, which became steadier with Ingram, Edwards and Hill. On the other side, the Ravens gave themselves some extra pop inside and out with linebackers and the secondary.DeCosta got a lot done in 2019, and there has been more in store for 2020. J.K. Dobbins, Devin Duvernay and Proche built on the offensive strengths the Ravens hit on from last year. Fellow drafted rookies Ben Bredeson and Tyre Phillps and veteran D.J. Fluker offer more options without Yanda. Calais Campbell and Derek Wolfe and drafted rookies Patrick Queen, Justin Madubuike and Malik Harrison push further with the strong front-seven initiative.What has made the Ravens so successful with personnel over the years is their making a quick recovery with the right players who fit their schemes and complement the existing nuclei. DeCosta did this at a high enough level to stand out among fine, winning executives, joining an exclusive club.Sporting News Executive of the Year winnersYearWinnerTeam1955Dan ReevesLos Angeles Rams1956George HalasChicago Bears1957-71No awardsN/A1972Dan RooneyPittsburgh Steelers1973Jim FinksMinnesota Vikings1974Art RooneyPittsburgh Steelers1975Joe ThomasBaltimore Colts1976Al DavisOakland Raiders1977Tex SchrammDallas Cowboys1978John ThompsonSeattle Seahawks1979John SandersSan Diego Chargers1980Eddie LeBaronAtlanta Falcons1981Paul BrownCincinnati Bengals1982Bobby BeathardWashington Redskins1983Bobby BeathardWashington Redskins1984George YoungNew York Giants1985Mike McCaskeyChicago Bears1986George YoungNew York Giants1987Jim FinksNew Orleans Saints1988Bill PolianBuffalo Bills1989John McVaySan Francisco 49ers1990George YoungNew York Giants1991Bill PolianBuffalo Bills1992Ron WolfGreen Bay Packers1993George YoungNew York Giants1994Carmen PolicySan Francisco 49ers1995Bill PolianCarolina Panthers1996Bill PolianCarolina Panthers1997George YoungNew York Giants1998Jeff DiamondMinnesota Vikings1999Bill PolianIndianapolis Colts2000Randy MuellerNew Orleans Saints2001Dan RooneyPittsburgh Steelers2002Bruce AllenOakland Raiders2003Scott PioliNew England Patriots2004Scott PioliNew England Patriots2005Art Rooney IIPittsburgh Steelers2006Mickey LoomisNew Orleans Saints2007Ted ThompsonGreen Bay Packers2008Thomas DimitroffAtlanta Falcons2009Bill PolianIndianapolis Colts2010Thomas DimitroffAtlanta Falcons2011Ted ThompsonGreen Bay Packers2012Ryan GrigsonIndianapolis Colts2013No awardN/A2014Steve KeimArizona Cardinals2015Dave GettlemanCarolina Panthers2016Reggie McKenzieOakland Raiders2017Howie RosemanPhiladelphia Eagles2018Ryan PaceChicago Bears2019Eric DeCostaBaltimore Ravens MORE: All 2019 Sporting News NFL awards winnersDeCosta was charged with a difficult task when taking over in 2019 — how to rebuild the team into a Super Bowl contender tailored to the talents of its dynamic second-year QB, Lamar Jackson. Like Jackson, DeCosta passed and ran with flying colors, specifically purple and black. The Ravens fell short of winning their third ring, but they finished the regular season with the NFL’s best record at 14-2 with Jackson breaking out as league MVP — and also SN’s Offensive Player of the Year.None of it would have been possible without DeCosta knowing what needed to be done around Jackson offensively and to complement him defensively to help coach John Harbaugh lead the team to its second repeat as AFC North champions.After Newsome traded up with the Eagles to get Jackson in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft, DeCosta’s path in 2019 came into focus. Here is a look back at all the great moves in his one year on the job that added up to the award.Releasing WR Michael Crabtree: Crabtree was not the right kind of wideout for Jackson, given he was more of a possession type than a speedy deep threat. DeCosta cleared the way to remix the position for Jackson.Waiving RB Alex Collins: Collins once showed promise as the Ravens’ lead power back, but DeCosta also realized the need to reload the backfield with Jackson.Re-signing TE Nick Boyle: Using multiple tight ends to help Jackson was a good early plan. This move to keep Boyle with Mark Andrews allowed the team to trade Hayden Hurst, the first-rounder taken ahead of Jackson, in 2020.Trading QB Joe Flacco: There was no need to keep the injury-riddled Flacco as an unwilling backup behind Jackson with Robert Griffiin III, later re-signed, being the better stylistic fit. DeCosta flipped Flacco nicely to the Broncos for a fourth-rounder, which allowed the Ravens to draft running back Justice Hill.Signing RB Mark Ingram: Before adding Hill to the mix, the Ravens got a no-nonsense, savvy power runner whose veteran, winning attitude was a bonus for the locker room.Signing S Earl Thomas: With Eric Weddle ending his tenure with the Ravens, DeCosta was smart to get the former Seahawks All-Pro to be a seamless veteran replacement and was able to land him over several other interested teams.Re-signing RB Gus Edwards: The undrafted free agent impressed enough in 2019 to get re-signed and serve as Ingram’s top power backup.Extending K Justin Tucker and RG Marshal Yanda: Tucker needs to remain the Ravens’ clutch kicker for his entire career. Although Yanda retired after the 2019 season, this was a good faith measure by the Ravens ahead of his swan song as a venerable blocker.Drafting WR Marquise Brown, EDGE Jaylon Ferguson, WR Miles Boykin, RB Justice Hill and G Ben Powers: DeCosta got his new starting wideouts here. Brown went Hollywood in his first game as the big-play guy for Jackson. Ferguson might end up being a steal to help their pass rush. Boykin should be more active for Jackson opposite Brown in Year 2. Hill can still have a big committee role soon. Powers is in the mix to replace Yanda.Trading G Alex Lewis to the Jets: This 2020 pick in return eventually turned into No. 202 overall after a trade with the Vikings. The Ravens used it to land sleeper WR James Proche.Trading K Kaare Vedvik to the Vikings: The 2020 pick in return became a fifth-rounder, with which the Ravens landed DT Broderick Washington Jr. to boost their 3-4 rotation.Signing LBs L.J. Fort and Josh Bynes: DeCosta saw some value here for their 3-4 scheme, and they combined to start 15 games at the two inside spots.Trading for CB Marcus Peters: The Ravens envisioned helping Marlon Humphrey in coverage with something a lot more than the return of Jimmy Smith, getting aggressive for the former Chiefs and Rams playmaker. Peters was a natural fit in the secondary, making it tough to pass on Baltimore. Having more depth at linebacker made Kenny Young an easy piece to move. The Ravens now have a general manager named as Sporting News’ NFL Executive of the Year, as voted on by his peers. Congratulations to Eric DeCosta, the winner for the 2019 season who also is only the second GM in the franchise’s 24-year history.Retired Ozzie Newsome fell short of winning the award several times in his 23 years on the job, but consider DeCosta, Newsome’s front-office protege and successor, getting recognized this way as a long overdue tribute to one of the league’s premier scouting and personnel organizations. DeCosta’s big start suggests that, at only age 49, he has a bright future in Baltimore.last_img read more

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Ronaldo scores first Serie A hat-trick as Ibrahimovic returns to Italy

first_imgThe seven-time European champions are 13 points off Champions League qualification, a competition they have not played since the 2013-14 season.“You can see that the team is lacking confidence and aggression in scoring goals,” said the Swede.“I will try everything possible to get Milan going again. There is a lack of faith here.”– Five-star Atalanta –Milan coach Stefano Pioli said the team were still reeling from their 5-0 defeat by Atalanta last time out.“The disastrous defeat in Bergamo has remained within us,” said Pioli. “It is a shame not to have won. Ibra’s impact was absolutely positive.“He immediately gave support, but the team is not yet used to his presence, we could look to him more.“His physical prowess gives us some more solutions, but we lacked quality from everyone.”Atalanta continued their fine form, closing to within a point of fourth-placed Roma, who lost 2-0 to Torino on Sunday, with another 5-0 rout, this time of seventh-placed Parma.Atalanta were already three goals up before the break thanks to Papu Gomez, Remo Freuler and Robin Gosens, with Josip Ilicic adding a second-half double.New Fiorentina coach Giuseppe Iachini had to settle for a 1-1 draw against Bologna in his first game after taking over from Vincenzo Montella.The Tuscany side had led for most of the game after Marco Benassi volleyed in on 27 minutes but Riccardo Orsolini grabbed a point for Bologna deep into injury time.Udinese secured back-to-back wins for the first time this season thanks to a late Rodrigo De Paul winner at Lecce.Share on: WhatsApp PHOTO via @juventusfcenMilan, Italy | AFP | Cristiano Ronaldo scored his first Serie A hat-trick to lift Juventus top of the table with a 4-0 win over Cagliari on Monday, while Zlatan Ibrahimovic made an “emotional” return for AC Milan in a goalless draw against Sampdoria.Ronaldo struck for the fifth consecutive league game as the champions bounced back from their Italian Super Cup defeat by Lazio to move ahead of Inter Milan who play Napoli later Monday.“I’m happy with this first (league) hat-trick. But the important thing is the team, which played very well,” said Ronaldo, who brought his league tally to 13 goals in 15 games this season.“We had to win today and put pressure on Inter.”Cagliari held off Maurizio Sarri’s Juve early on, but the second half was all one-way traffic with 34-year-old Ronaldo breaking the deadlock just after the interval.The Portuguese striker added a second from the penalty spot on 67 minutes then set up Gonzalo Higuain who came off the bench to strike a third nine minutes from time, before completing his hat-trick a minute later.Juve are three points ahead of Inter in the table with Antonio Conte’s side travelling to eighth-placed Napoli looking to keep pace with the eight-time defending champions.– ‘Like a God’ –Ronaldo’s heroics overshadowed Swedish star Ibrahimovic’s return for Milan as he came off the bench in the 55th minute against Sampdoria.The 38-year-old had not played since leaving MLS side LA Galaxy in October.He came on for Poland striker Krzysztof Piatek to deafening applause from the San Siro crowd after rejoining the club last week.But there was little else to cheer for the hosts who extended their winless run to three games and remain 12th in the table.“I felt a lot of adrenaline, emotion, it brought me back nine or 10 years,” said Ibrahimovic, who was top scorer in Serie A with Milan in the 2011-12 campaign before leaving for Paris Saint-Germain.“I wanted to get on the pitch, score a goal and then celebrate like a God in front of the Curva! But it will happen next time.”last_img read more

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Rachel Young and Michelle LaPraim Empower Women, One Cupcake, One Flower…

first_imgFacebook727Tweet0Pin1Submitted by Rachel Young for Miss Moffett’s Mystical CupcakesWhen Rachel Young, owner of Miss Moffett’s Mystical Cupcakes, and Michelle LaPraim, owner of Elle’s Floral Design, first met in early 2015, they had more in common than they knew.Nine years ago, two young single mothers in their twenties who didn’t know each other, faced similar challenges: low income, lack of resources, tumultuous relationships and the need for support.Rachel Young and Michelle LaPraim’s shared experiences in the past have created a bond, both personal and in business, between the two women. Photo courtesy: Rachel YoungThey individually sought out help to improve their lives and found an organization called the Nurse Family Partnership, a program housed within the Thurston County Public Health and Social Services office and connected with WIC (Women, Infants, and Children). The program serves low income first-time mothers from pregnancy until their baby is two, by providing a registered nurse to act as a counselor, educator, mentor and liaison through frequent home visits.Both women unaware of the other, were counseled by the same registered nurse, Gretchen Thaller, from the Nurse Family Partnership. Gretchen was supportive, encouraging and would ask simple questions to open up the young mothers’ minds to possibilities. She provided education and resources, as well as stability, being a constant in their lives and a valuable source of non-judgmental, non-biased advice.Both women learned from their experiences as low income mothers and their involvement in the Nurse Family Partnership Program that a person’s hardships can mold them into a stronger and braver person than they were before. They learned to use their past experiences to help others by being more aware of what others may be going through, showing compassion and working in the community to make a difference.You can find the two women’s shop, Miss Moffet’s Mystical Cupcakes and Elle’s Floral Design, in the Lacey Fred Meyer complex near Koibito. Photo courtesy: Rachel YoungYears later the women separately founded small businesses with the dream of creating self-sufficiency for themselves, using their own talents and skills to provide a service in the community and bring joy to others.The two small business owners, both passionate about the community and giving back, joined a nonprofit group and giving circle of women, the United Way of Thurston County’s Women’s Leadership Council, where they could bond with like-minded people while taking action toward empowering women and girls.When Rachel Young of Miss Moffett’s Mystical Cupcakes and Michelle LaPraim of Elle’s Floral Design finally met at a Women’s Leadership Council monthly meeting in early 2015, they had no idea they had both been clients of the Nurse Family Partnership program years prior, much less had the same nurse. They only knew each other as cupcake shop owner and florist and decided to cross promote each other’s businesses.On a Saturday afternoon in the spring of 2015, Michelle came to Rachel’s downtown Olympia cupcake shop to drop off some of her postcards for a bridal tasting. The nurse they had shared from the Nurse Family Partnership Program years earlier, a frequent customer of both businesses and still a friend to both women, happened to be in the cupcake shop at the same time.Gretchen stopped to say hello to both women. The business owners looked at each other, unaware of each other’s pasts. “How do you know Gretchen?” they each asked. When the truth came to light, both women felt an immediate bond. They felt the magic of their common thread, realizing how their lives had come full circle – they had both been women in need, searching for resources, and all these years later, they had met each other through a group of women who give back to the community and whose mission is to empower women and girls.In addition to being a successful business owner, Rachel Young is also the proud mother of three boys. Photo credit: Shanna Paxton Photography.A few months later, in August 2015, Michelle and Rachel opened up a shop together – Elle’s Floral Design and Miss Moffett’s Mystical Cupcakes located in Lacey in the Fred Meyer complex next to Koibito. Together they have a shared mission, not only in their philanthropic activities but also in their business activities, of empowering women. They’ve even hired women from the YWCA’s Economic Empowerment Program and continually act as advocates, leaders and examples for their mission.These two women, both small business owners and single mothers, have turned their adversities into successes, and what’s more, they strive to be role models and catalysts for empowering women everywhere, young and old.“What happens when you invest in those less fortunate? They in turn, can re-invest in the world around them.” ~ Rachel Younglast_img read more

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Jennifer Ellison-Brown: Factors affecting performance

first_img The Weather: If the weather is hotter, colder, windier or more humid than you are accustomed to, you won’t perform to the best of your ability. Change in weather may lead to change in tactics. Altitude: At high altitudes, the air is thinner so less oxygen is taken in with each breath. If the body is not adapted to this condition, you are likely to become breathless and dizzy. However, whereas long distance events are difficult to perform at high altitudes, performance in sprinting, jumping and throwing events are enhanced. Playing surface and equipment: Performance can be affected by equipment used and surface performed on. The need for special equipment can prevent some people from taking part, thus restricting their opportunities. Equipment changes as technology influences the design and materials used for increasing durability and performance e.g. boots are lighter and more flexible than before, Running shoes provide more support and protection in the ability to absorb and disperse shock. If you are used to performing on one type of surface, there can be a dramatic change in performance level if you have to adapt suddenly to another. The body and mind affect each other and the environment affects both. Therefore, all three combined will tremendously impact performance. If they are all at their best, optimum performance will be achieved. PHYSIOLOGICAL FACTORS PSYCHOLOGICAL FACTORS Skill: The more skillful you are, the more likely you are to perform well. Fitness: Once the physical fitness components are satisfied, the performance will be better. Physique: You will perform better at an activity that suits your Somatotype (ectomorph, mesomorph, endomorph) Age and gender: If an activity depends on strength and speed, the performance will be better at 25 years than 40 years. However, for some activities such as golf age is less important than experience. Age and gender (whether male or female) affects your capacities. Natural physical capacities begin to deteriorate sometimes at age 25. Body composition: Carrying extra weight (over fat) is not good for performance. Illness and injury: Injury and illness can ruin performances. It is best to stay away from the activity. An injury will only get worse. Diet: Diet affects health, which in turn will affect your fitness. What and when you eat before an event will also affect your performance. Drugs: Some drugs improve performance in short term but have long term damaging effects. Athletes can be banned for using performance enhancing drugs. Socially accepted drugs such as alcohol and cigarettes impair performance. Performances are snapshots of what is learned, combined with all the factors affecting us at the same time. Performance levels go up and down constantly depending on how we feel, the weather and interactions with other people. Everyone competes at different levels. The higher the level, the more important these factors become. Therefore, how well you perform in an event or any sport will depend on the following factors. Personality: Some sports suit some personalities (introvert, extrovert). Everybody has their own distinctive character formed as a result of a complex unique to them and their personal history. Performance will be better in sports that fit personality. Motivation: This involves a sense of purpose, commitment and determination which comes from inside (intrinsic). Every performer needs this to do well. Sometimes the motivation comes from outside (extrinsic) and must be valued by the performer for it to have an effect. Arousal: There must be a general mental preparation to action, which is focused and sustained at the optimum point at which the performance is at its very best (psyched up). However, it is important to remain in control and not to pass the optimum level (psyche out) where performance declines under pressure (stress, worry, self doubt, anxiety). Stress: Any stressful situation ( injury, family issues etc … ) or other reasons than participation in the activity, is likely to impair performance. ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORSlast_img read more

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Man killed when car goes off 101 Freeway

first_imgThe parked car belonged to Leonor Gonzalez, who lives in a condo in the complex. She was making a phone call when she heard a crash and smelled smoke. “I came running and hoped that he missed my car, but it didn’t,” she said. Her red 2001 Toyota Corolla, almost hit in a previous crash in the parking lot, had a crushed engine compartment. The man’s sedan rested on its side, wheels pointed toward Gonzalez’s headlights. The body of the victim, covered with a sheet, lay by its crushed hood. “Good God almighty,” said Gary Paul, a salesman who has lived in the building for more than a year. “This happened in the exact same place just a few months ago.” brent.hopkins@dailynews.com WOODLAND HILLS – An 82-year-old Woodland Hills man was killed Monday when his car flew off the Ventura Freeway and into a parking garage, authorities said. The man, who was not identified pending notification of his family, died at the scene of the 4:25 p.m. crash near the Shoup Avenue exit. Nobody else was injured. A 27-year-old Oakland woman was heading north on the 101 Freeway when she attempted to change lanes and collided with the 82-year-old man’s car, police said. His car veered off the freeway, careened down an embankment, crashed through brush and a chain-link fence, and plowed into a car parked in the garage in the 22100 block of Burbank Boulevard. (818) 713-3738160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Student arrested at North Peace Secondary School

Mwalala wary of ‘wounded tigers’ Gor Mahia

first_img0Shares0000Bandari FC head coach Bernard Mwalala gives instructions to his players at half time during their Kenyan Premier League match against Tusker FC at the Ruaraka Complex on August 12, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 7 – Bandari FC head coach Bernard Mwalala expects a tougher test from champions Gor Mahia when the two sides clash in the opening weekend of the 2018/2019 Kenyan Premier League season on Saturday afternoon at the Mbaraki Complex.K’Ogalo visit the same ground on which their 2018 season unblemished record was tarnished by the dockers who went through with a 2-1 victory on August 7. “We beat them here last season and I expect them to come out all guns blazing and seeking revenge. They come in here like wounded tigers and I know it will not be an easy game but we are ready for them. Yes, the coach is different but Zedekiah (Otieno) is still there and the ideologies have not changed. They will still be a tough team,” the tactician noted.Bandari had a brilliant end to the campaign last season finishing at second spot, their highest ever finish in top flight football and Mwalala who joined in mid-season from nzoia Sugar was an integral part of the run.He knows expectations are high on his side after their stellar run, but also concedes that finally, teams will give them the respect they need.Bandari inflicted Gor Mahia their first loss of the 2018 season at the Mbaraki Complex on August 7“Other people will now approach us with caution because they know we are a strong team and we are no longer underdogs. But again, it will make things tougher because everyone will come in wanting to beat us,” the tactician stated.A huge advantage he has is that the team has not changed much from that season and they have been able to retain all their key players.On top of that, they have made minor additions with defender Brian Otieno and goalkeeper Mustafa Oduor joining from Mwalala’s former stable in Nzoia while youngster Moses Mudavadi has been signed from St. Anthony’s High School in Kitale.The team has also had a productive pre-season and apart from friendly games in Mombasa, the team travelled for a week-long pre-season camp in Zanzibar where they also engaged in friendly games.“We have had a very good pre-season and we have trained very well. The management has given us all the necessary support to prepare and we feel that we are ready. We have worked on our weaknesses from last season and we are good to go,” added the coach.Bandari FC defender Nicholas Mejja pressures Tusker’s David Gateri during a Kenyan Premier League match at the Ruaraka Complex on August 12, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluMwalala will miss the services of winger Darius Msagha and defender Nicholas Mejja for the Gor Mahia tie. Msagha is yet to recover from a hamstring injury he picked at the last game of last season while Mejja twisted his knee in training on Tuesday.They will be fresher for the tie compared to Gor who only returned to Nairobi on Thursday night from their CAF Champions League first round assignment against Malawi’s Nyasa Big Bullets in Blantyre and have had only a day to rest and recover.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Lampard appointed Chelsea manager

first_img0Shares0000Frank Lampard was appointed Chelsea head coach on Thursday, confirming a dramatic return for one of the club’s greatest ever players © AFP/File / Adrian DENNISLONDON, United Kingdom, Jul 4 – Frank Lampard has accepted the challenge of taking over Chelsea just one year into his managerial career as the return of the club’s record goalscorer to Stamford Bridge was confirmed on Thursday.Chelsea’s latest managerial search following Maurizio Sarri’s move to Juventus has seen a change of tack, with sentiment backed over a stellar coaching CV. In response to Sarri’s sour relationship with the Chelsea support, Roman Abramovich has turned to a fans’ favourite to ease the Londoners through what could be a difficult season of transition.That decision is a risky one for both. Lampard lacks experience and could see his burgeoning reputation as a coach burned at a club where no manager has lasted long under Abramovich.However, his appointment hints at a change of approach by the Blues.Lampard’s one campaign at Derby led the Rams to the brink of a return to the Premier League, only to fall short in the Championship play-off final against Aston Villa.But his season in England’s second tier showed a willingness and ability to develop young players, including some of Chelsea’s academy products, that made him a perfect fit for the current state of affairs at Stamford Bridge.– Midfield goal machine –As a player, Lampard joined Chelsea just before the wave of Abramovich investment swept the club into its most successful era.He scored an incredible 211 goals from midfield and won three Premier League titles, the Champions League and Europa League among a 13-trophy haul.Yet Chelsea are no longer the Premier League’s big spenders.Abramovich’s interest has wained since his UK visa was not renewed last year and even the riches of a Russian billionaire have been overtaken by Abu Dhabi’s backing of Manchester City.Indeed, it is unlikely Chelsea will be able to spend anything on new recruits this summer as they serve a two-window transfer ban.And their best player of recent times has also gone after Eden Hazard completed a 100-million euro ($114 million) move to Real Madrid.The transfer ban, coupled with the loss of Hazard, should temper expectations and presents an opportunity for the kind of culture change the club’s hierarchy have wanted for some time.John Terry, who made his debut in 1998, remains the last Chelsea academy graduate to become a first team regular.Lampard used his Chelsea contacts to take Fikayo Tomori and Mason Mount on loan at Derby last season where both excelled.Other returning loanees such as Tammy Abraham and Reece James are also expected to get their chance as Chelsea plug the gaps in their squad.“The transfer ban is probably not what the club wanted but for us it is exciting,” said Abraham when playing for England at the recent European under-21 championship.“There will never be a better time to play the youngsters. This year is the most important year for us. It is now or never.”Should Chelsea’s youth finally be given a chance, 19-year-old England international Callum Hudson-Odoi might also be more likely to extend his contract beyond 2020, despite interest from Bayern Munich.Lampard’s assistant, Jody Morris, also has extensive knowledge of the Chelsea youth system, having been a key figure at the club’s academy prior to joining Lampard at Derby last summer.Petr Cech, another familiar face of Chelsea’s rise under Abramovich, has been appointed the new technical and performance advisor.Chelsea described one of the former goalkeeper’s primary tasks as to “facilitate strong links between our men’s and academy teams.”However, the history of Abramovich’s time in charge suggests patience is not one of his virtues.Chelsea finished 26 points behind City last season and only stumbled into the top four thanks to the faltering form of Tottenham, Arsenal and Manchester United.Without Hazard, Lampard and a young squad will need time to rebuild. Whether Abramovich will for once be happy to forgo instant success for a longer term approach remains to be seen.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Sanchez’s bill easily passes

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Under the Bush administration, the Department of Justice has limited payments, stipulating that states and localities can only be reimbursed for the cost of incarcerating criminal undocumented residents if the person is eventually convicted of a crime, Sanchez said. That makes many of the costs associated with pre-trial detention ineligible for reimbursement. DEADLINE NEARING: Tuesday is the deadline to request absentee ballots for the Nov. 6 election. Absentee ballots may be requested by filling out the vote-by-mail application on the back cover of the sample ballot booklet or by letter addressed to the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk, Absentee Voter Section, P.O. Box 30450, Los Angeles, CA 90030-0450. You can also go to the Registrar-Recorder’s Office Web site, www.lavote.net, click on the absentee voting page and fill out an absentee ballot application online or go in person to the office, 12400 Imperial Highway, third floor, Room 3002, Norwalk. LUNCH WITH POLITICIANS: The Whittier Boys & Girls Club is more than $5,000 wealthier thanks to Rep. Linda Sanchez, D-Lakewood, and Assemblyman Charles Calderon, D-Industry, said Samantha Ridout, its executive director. Each auctioned off lunches with themselves and a tour of the state Capitol. Calderon’s deal even included airfare to Sacramento. EDUCATION BRIEFING: Assemblyman Bob Huff, R-Diamond Bar, will provide an update on education issues in the state Legislature from 6-8 p.m. Monday at the Yorba Linda Education Center, 4999 Casa Loma Ave., Yorba Linda. For information, call Huff’s office at (909) 860-5560. REPUBLICAN MEETING: Retired Lt. Col. Robert “Buzz” Patterson, vice chairman for Move America Forward, will speak at the 11 a.m. Nov. 2 meeting of the Whittier Republican Women Federated. The club meets at the Friendly Hills Country Club, 8500 S. Villaverde Drive, Whittier. For reservations, call Carole Gardner at (626) 968-2125. Cost is $17. ANTI-GANG MEETING: Assemblyman Tony Mendoza, D-Norwalk, will hold a “Plain Talk for Parents” meeting from 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 3 at the Artesia High School gymnasium, 12108 Del Amo Blvd., Lakewood. Information will be given to empower parents to help their teens resist the temptation of getting involved with the wrong crowd or experimenting with drugs. Mail items for It’s Politics to the Whittier Daily News, P.O. Box 581, Whittier, CA 90608; fax (562) 698-0450; phone (562) 698-0955; or e-mail mike.sprague@sgvn.com ——— IT’S POLITICS160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Editor’s note: It’s Politics reports Saturdays on the ins and outs of Whittier-area politics and city government. The House Judiciary Committee has unanimously passed Rep. Linda Sanchez’s bill to allow states and localities to be reimbursed for some of the costs of incarcerating criminal undocumented residents before and during trial. “States and counties shouldn’t have to shoulder the financial burden of incarcerating criminal aliens because of failures in the federal government’s border policy,” said Sanchez, D-Lakewood. “\ will give states and localities more opportunities for reimbursement from the federal government so they aren’t forced to release suspects early just because they can’t afford to keep them in custody.” last_img read more

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Man United vs Newcastle: Confirmed line-ups and live commentary stream

first_imgConfirmed line-ups no dice It’s going to be a fascinating match and one which could have a huge impact for both teams and both managers in this cut-throat English top-flight.Where can you listen?talkSPORT brings you full commentary of Manchester United vs Newcastle, kick-off 5:30pm (UK time). Click here for Manchester United vs Newcastle live stream 3 Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho What are the managers saying?Jose Mourinho (Manchester United): “I know we are in the beginning of October and we look to tables all around Europe and in many of the leagues the tables in September, October, they don’t reflect what is going to happen in a few months later or even in the end of the season.“But we are in a position that we can do much better than that and to do that we need points – points that we lost especially in the last two Premier League matches, with one point out of six.“And we know that to improve that position, we need to win these three points. But we know that our opponent for different reasons also need the points.“Very, very, very good coach, a team that is always very well organised against especially the teams of the first part of the table, where their manager is very bright on his analysis of the opponent’s qualities and to try and stop them.“The results they had against the top teams didn’t get them points yet this season but gave them very, very close results and very difficult matches for the opposition, so we expect a difficult match.” Latest Premier League News England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won tense Manchester United players celebrate scoring in the same fixture last season. huge blow It’s been a tiring few weeks for Manchester United but they have the perfect chance to return to winning ways when they face another troubled Premier League side, Newcastle, on Saturday evening – LIVE on talkSPORT.Manager Jose Mourinho’s press conference, a truncated three-minute long affair, painted a picture of a man desperate for victory but knowing the Magpies are going to fight hard too given their current plight. Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Will Benitez see out the season in charge of Newcastle? Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card shining REAL DEAL center_img 3 Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? gameday cracker silverware TEAM NEWSHere’s how Newcastle United will line up for today’s @premierleague game against @ManUtd at Old Trafford. #NUFC pic.twitter.com/N8KdYToq0G— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) October 6, 2018 REVEALED 🚨 Time for #MUFC team news! 🚨Live updates in our official app: https://t.co/5Ab1IkVQX3 pic.twitter.com/nuyr4u3k91— Manchester United (@ManUtd) October 6, 2018 Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Rafael Benitez (Newcastle United): “In all my time in England, I don’t remember any fragile Manchester United team. All of them have been really strong every year with good managers, good players, so I don’t see any fragile Manchester United team.“I can see a team that everyone was expecting to be higher, but it’s a question of time, like us.“Who is at the top of the table in the Premier League? The three teams who spent more money than anyone. Who is at the bottom of the table? Teams that didn’t spend so much money.“That is a normal situation.” deals Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT REVEALED 3last_img read more

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