1 Andre Gray Burnley are close to completing a £9million deal for Brentford striker Andre Gray.Gray wants to leave the Bees this summer and had been in talks over a switch to Bristol City.But the 24-year-old, who fired 18 goals in the Championship last season, opted to turn down the opportunity to move to Ashton Gate.Now he is in advanced negotiations with Burnley after they agreed to match the £9m fee Bristol City had offered Brentford.Gray is understood to be keen to join Sean Dyche’s side and is due to undergo a medical at Turf Moor on Friday.Should he complete the switch, the former Luton Town man could make his debut for Burnley against Brentford this weekend, with the Bees visitors to Turf Moor on Saturday.
Month: December 2019
Sergi Canos scored a goal of the season contender for Brentford on Monday.Introduced as a second-half substitute against Reading, the on-loan Liverpool youngster hit a brilliant half-volley after bamboozling two Royals defenders to earn the Bees a 2-1 win.Check out the sensational strike above.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp will be absent as the Reds take on Sunderland in the Premier League.The German undertook pre-match media duties on Friday but was subsequently taken ill.The club have now confirmed that he has suffered a suspected bout of appendicitis and will therefore not be present for the clash at Anfield on Saturday afternoon.First team duties are to be overseen by remaining members of his backroom team, including assistant coaches Zeljko Buvac and Peter Krawietz, senior development coach Pepijn Lijnders and goalkeeping coach John Achterberg.PREDICTED LIVERPOOL XI V SUNDERLAND – £29 MAN TO CONTINUE ROLE UP FRONT? Jurgen Klopp will be absent for Liverpool v Sunderland after suspected bout of appendicitis 1
1 Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has again outlined his desire to play in his native Argentina before his career ends, but insists he has no immediate desire to leave the Nou Camp.The five-time Ballon d’Or winner began his career with Argentinian outfit Newell’s Old Boys before being snapped up by Barca’s academy in 2001.The 28-year-old has since gone on to win seven Primera Division titles, three Copa del Reys and four Champions League winners’ medals and could add to that tally this season.Primera Division leaders Barcelona are currently on a 34-match unbeaten run in all competitions and hold a 2-0 lead over Arsenal after the first leg of their last-16 tie in the Champions League.And while Messi has no intention of leaving Spain now, he does concede a move back home appeals at some stage.“It’s something that I would still like to do. I don’t know when, but it’s a possibility,” he told Argentinian magazine El Grafico.“I haven’t set myself any goals, short or long term, but I’d like to keep playing whilst my body allows it and I have something to offer the team. When I know that it’s time, I’ll make a decision.”The Argentina captain has scored 49 international goals and is closing in on Gabriel Batistuta’s record of 57.Yet Messi, who guided his country to the World Cup final in 2014 before being beaten in extra time by Germany, admits he would rather win team accolades.“I prefer to win something with the national team,” he said. “I am not interested in records. They are there, but that does not make you win titles.“I get upset whenever we lose with Argentina because I know that we should have won. We did enough to win the World Cup and the Copa America.” Barcelona and Argentina superstar Lionel Messi
Clipper clippings The Clippers signed Dan Dickau to a one-year contract, and the veteran point guard joined the team for its evening practice. Dickau was acquired as the third-string point guard to provide stability behind Sam Cassell, who turns 38 next month, and Brevin Knight, who turns 32 next month. … Chris Kaman missed practice Tuesday with a sore lower back, and when asked when he could play again, said, “Hopefully in a couple days.” Around the league Knicks: Coach Isiah Thomas said his mind “never left basketball” throughout a three-week trial where he was found guilty of sexually harassing a former Knicks executive. Thomas said a day after the verdict that he wasn’t worried about losing his job and didn’t even talk with the team about the trial before practice. Spurs: Point guard Tony Parker will take a two-year hiatus from the French national team. Parker said on his Web site he needed time to rest and pledged to return to the team in time for the 2009 European championship in Poland. Jurisprudence: Allen Iverson has been sued for not showing up, this time to speak to his fans. The lawsuit filed in Douglas County District Court says the Denver Nuggets star didn’t come to a weekend of booked appearances in Omaha in early August, leaving fans at a youth rally and two clubs without their main attraction. Magic: Forward Tony Battie will undergo rotator cuff surgery likely to end his season, the team said. The Associated Press contributed to this notebook.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! By Joe Stevens STAFF WRITER As the self-proclaimed “Kobe Stopper,” Ruben Patterson made a startling claim about the origin of his nickname on Wednesday. “Shawn Kemp really started that,” he said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityBut with the power of the Internet and the perpetuating of that title in the media, those words probably will always be linked to the new Clipper, whether it was self-proclaimed or Kemp-proclaimed. “I’m sick of it now,” Patterson said of the nickname. “It’s worldwide. I hear it everywhere I travel. The first thing people say is Kobe Stopper. They don’t say Ruben Patterson. They say Kobe Stopper. But I tell everyone that me and Kobe are good friends now, and he actually tried to get me to the Lakers two years ago.” It’s not much of a stretch to say that Patterson welcomes challenges, such as defending Kobe Bryant, and it’s a big reason why the Clippers signed him this offseason. With Elton Brand out with a torn Achilles, the team figures the 6-foot-5 small forward could help fill the void left by Brand’s injury. Patterson, 32, averaged a career-high 14.7 points with the Milwaukee Bucks last season, and he did that even though he is known for his defense. “He’s coming off an excellent season, so in a sense, we were a little bit surprised he was available,” Clippers coach Mike Dunleavy said. “But when Elton got hurt, the options that we looked at as far as what style do we do, how do we go out here and play? We were able to make moves and have a second unit that was a more aggressive up-tempo group.”
However, the chemical’s health impacts remain under debate.In a 2002 study, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recommended a maximum limit of one part per billion for perchlorate in drinking water, a limit which Massachusetts adopted last year.The EPA estimates perchlorate contamination exists in at least 25 states.In Los Angeles County alone, according to the California Department of Public Health, 67 water sources have exceeded six parts per billion of perchlorate at some point during the past five years. Several of those sources are in the San Gabriel Valley.In Pasadena, the major sources of perchlorate contamination are waste pits used at JPL during the 1940s and 1950s.At a treatment plant on the laboratory grounds, water drawn from beneath the surface has perchlorate levels of about 400 parts per billion, said Steve Slaten, the plant project’s manager for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.After treatment, he said, the water is returned to the ground with a concentration of less than two parts per billion. Drinking water from wells in Altadena tainted by the plume of JPL toxins is cleaned until it has less than six parts per billion of perchlorate.Although some of Pasadena’s water sources do contain perchlorate, the new regulations will have little impact on Pasadena Water and Power, said Shan Kwan, the agency’s director of water. Six parts per billion “is what we originally thought that the maximum contaminant level would be, so we were already keeping that in mind,” he said. “When we blend (water sources), we always put a big safety factor in there.”But although Pasadena has been “pretty careful,” said Tim Brick, chairman of the Metropolitan Water District, “I, frankly, believe that there are some agencies that are blending water for whom this will be a problem.”Still, he said, “personally, I have concerns that six parts might not be fully protective for the health of pregnant women and children.”[email protected](626) 578-6300, Ext. 4451160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PASADENA — This month, for the first time, the state will begin regulating the amount of the toxin perchlorate in drinking water.As of Oct. 18, California will require that water contain no more than six parts per billion of the rocket-fuel additive, putting regulatory force behind what had been just a suggested limit for the past five years.That amount is about the same as a tablespoon of ink in an Olympic-sized pool.The change, lauded by some environmentalists, will make California only the second state, behind Massachusetts, to regulate the chemical in drinking water. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityBut there are also concerns that even the seemingly minuscule amount set by the new limit is still too high.Perchlorate has been shown to block the release of thyroid gland hormones critical for normal growth and nervous system development, making it particularly dangerous for pregnant women and young children.“We believe there is really no safe level of rocket fuel in our drinking water,” said Bernadette Del Chiaro of the advocacy group Environment California. “We are disappointed.”The Association for California Water Agencies, however, supports the new standard. It notes that the state’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment has declared that the six-parts-per-billion limit would cause no ill effects even after 70 years of water consumption.“Six parts per billion has been a good, health-effective, cost-effective number,” said Krista Clark, the association’s director of regulatory affairs. “There’s no justifiable reason to have a standard lower than that. To treat lower than that would be to spend public tax dollars on a standard that provides zero net health benefits.”
Offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian said he would rather rest Booty than risk further injury. “We have to look at the long haul,” Sarkisian said. “If we risk the rest of the season for Saturday, it’s not wise.” Sanchez said he would be disappointed if he did not start. “Whatever happens, happens,” he said. ” If I wasn’t mad a little bit I wouldn’t be a competitor.” Sanchez said his father, Nick, an Orange County firefighter, would find out today if he could attend the Oregon game. Nick Sanchez has not missed a game the past 2 seasons. Mark Sanchez said he was not worried about his father. “I’ve been getting text messages from my dad and his unit,” Sanchez said. “I’ve been through this before.” Green will redshirt Tailback Broderick Green, who has not played because of a stress fracture in his foot, said he will redshirt after consulting with his family and coaches. “My foot feels 100 percent, but I’m going to redshirt,” Green said. Green injured his foot right before the season opener against Idaho. He was listed as playing against Notre Dame in the participation chart, but it was incorrect. Injury report Offensive tackle Sam Baker (hamstring) said he felt fine and would play against Oregon. Offensive guard Jeff Byers is bothered by a neck stinger, but practiced the past two days. Byers was supposed to take Tuesday off, but Chilo Rachal pulled out of practice and forced Byers back into action. Offensive tackle Drew Radovich took the day off to rest his sore back. Tailback Joe McKnight got hit in his lower hip during Wednesday’s practice in the same spot where he got bruised against Notre Dame. McKnight will need to wear extra pads, but is OK. Tailback Stafon Johnson (sprained foot) said he remains around 80-85 percent, but will play against Oregon. [email protected] 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 MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.“He doesn’t have a feel on the football right now,” USC coach Pete Carroll said. “The ball might fly on him. If we were to play today, Mark would have started.” But Carroll was surprised by how well Booty practiced and that his finger responded better than a week ago following his first practice. “I’m surprised John was as good today. I didn’t expect that,” Carroll said. “(But) he wasn’t better than yesterday. He’s the same.” Booty said he wanted to start against Oregon, but admitted he is not 100 percent. “I’m getting some velocity back,” he said. “There’s been so much improvement, it’s like night and day.” By Scott Wolf STAFF WRITER USC quarterback Mark Sanchez will start his third straight game barring a sudden change of heart by the Trojans’ coaching staff. Senior quarterback John David Booty participated in his longest practice since breaking his finger but his finger remains swollen and the ball sometimes sailed on him during the workout.
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Harry Kane scoring for England against Germany 1 England secured a memorable victory over Germany last night, recovering from 2-0 down to win 3-2.The Germans took the lead through Toni Kroos, and extended their advantage via a Mario Gomez strike, but the fightback was started just moments later.Tottenham striker Harry Kane scored an excellent goal after 61 minutes, substitute Jamie Vardy netted a back heel 13 minutes later, and Eric Dier completed the turnaround in injury time with a powerful header.Vardy’s goal to bring the tie level was exceptional, but it was Kane’s fourth international strike which stole the headlines.A Cruyff turn between two defenders was followed up with a precise finish into the far corner to start the comeback, and you can watch the Spurs star’s brilliant goal below…VIDEO: JAMIE VARDY’S SPECTACULAR GOAL AGAINST GERMANY