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Exclusive Now is the time for Arsenal to splash the cash, claims Campbell
Kevin Campbell insists Arsenal have not underachieved over the last decade –t year’s FA Cup victory is the Gunners’ solitary piece of silverware since their Premier League title victory back in 2004.The building of the Emirates has severely hand-tied the Frenchman in the transfer market but, with those financial constraints removed, many are expecting some more big-signings in north London.And Campbell has backed those calls, telling the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show: “Arsenal have not underachieved.“They’ve done pretty well with what they’ve got. OK, they’ve only won one trophy over the last few years, but you have to have a look at the strength of the other teams. Arsenal have been lacking midfield players for a long time, but they’ve had to balance the books and work within a budget. To go and get the best players, you have to pay the best wages.“Arsenal haven’t been in the position, until now, to do that. I would like to see Arsene Wenger go out in January and make a couple of marquee signings.”
Bruno Zuculini in action for Manchester City 1 Getafe are hoping to clinch the signing of Manchester City midfielder Bruno Zuculini, according to reports in Spain.Zuculini, 21, has only made one appearance as a substitute in the Community Shield following his move to the Etihad Stadium last summer.Big things were expected from the Argentina Under-20 international who is rated one of the best young talents in South America and Manuel Pellegrini was hoping he would get some valuable first-team football on a season-long loan at Valencia.But he has struggled to make any impact while on with Valencia and Spanish newspaper Marca is now claiming that Getafe want to sign the talented player.City could now look to end his spell with Valencia and agree a new move for Zuculini to join Getafe.
Transfer rumours and paper review 1 Here’s the top transfer-related stories in Saturday’s newspapers…Manchester City are preparing a world record bid to tempt Cristiano Ronaldo, 29, away from Real Madrid if he decides to return to England. (The Sun) Manchester United have set aside £120m to sign 25-year-old Wales forward Gareth Bale from Real Madrid in the summer. (Daily Star) Manchester City have learned that defender Pepe, 31, would be willing to leave Real Madrid before his contract expires in 2016. (Daily Express) Premier League clubs including Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United are ready to move for Borussia Dortmund’s Marco Reus after Bayern Munich ended their interest in the 25-year-old winger. (Bild) Queens Park Rangers boss Harry Redknapp is hoping to push through a £3m deal for Wolves winger Bakary Sako, 26, before the transfer window closes. (Daily Express) Tottenham are poised to allow Emmanuel Adebayor, 30, or Roberto Soldado, 29, to join Roma on loan as the Serie A club look for a striker to replace Mattia Destro, 23, who is bound for AC Milan. (London Evening Standard) QPR and West Brom are keen to sign 27-year-old West Ham midfielder Mark Noble, who is for sale because of Darren Fletcher’s imminent arrival from Manchester United. (Daily Mirror)And here’headlines…Reports – Hull City target out of favour Tottenham wingerGood news for Arsenal? Real Madrid midfielder rejects Bilbao moveLiverpool will have to see off Moyes’ Real Sociedad and Tottenham to land Burnley strikerLiverpool to make late move for PSG star after Napoli drop interest?Inter Milan join Arsenal and Liverpool in race for Marseille striker
Jenna Bush, one of President Bush’s twin daughters, is engaged to be married to her longtime boyfriend, Henry Hager, the White House announced Thursday. Asked if the two were getting married in the Rose Garden, Sally McDonough, press secretary for first lady Laura Bush, replied, “They have not set any details, date or place.” Jenna Bush, 25, and Hager, 29, were engaged Wednesday in Maine, she said. The two have been dating for several years, and Hager is often seen at Jenna Bush’s side at Bush family functions and formal events, such as a White House dinner in November 2005 in honor of Britain’s Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall. Hager will be returning to school this fall to complete his master’s degree in business administration at the University of Virginia. He has an undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University. WEDDING: There is nowordifthepresident’s daughterwillbemarried at the White House. By Deb Riechmann THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CRAWFORD, Texas – Is a White House wedding in the works? Hager, who has been a White House aide and worked on Bush’s re-election campaign, is the son of John and Maggie Hager of Richmond, Va. His father is chairman of the Republican Party in Virginia, former assistant secretary of the Education Department’s office of special education, former lieutenant governor of Virginia and former director of Virginia’s Office of Commonwealth Preparedness. After earning a degree in English in 2004 from the University of Texas at Austin, Jenna Bush spent a year and a half teaching at Elsie Whitlow Stokes, a public charter elementary school in the Washington area. After that, she worked for 10 months in Latin America as an intern for UNICEF. She worked with adolescents in Argentina, Paraguay and Panama, where she taught at a shelter. She spent this summer teaching at the charter school and traveling to Africa with her mother, first lady Laura Bush. She and her mother, also a schoolteacher, are collaborating on a children’s picture storybook to be published in spring 2008. Proceeds are to be donated to two education programs: Teach for America and The New Teacher Project. Jenna Bush also has her own book coming out Sept. 28. Ana’s Story, based on her time working for UNICEF, tells of a 17-year-old single mother who is HIV positive. Some of the book proceeds will go to UNICEF. The last time there was a White House wedding was in 1994. The Rose Garden was crammed with 250 chairs and a white canopy for the wedding of Nicole Boxer, daughter of Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., and Tony Rodham, the younger brother of then first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! Youre all set!
The Spartans jumped to a 14-0 lead before bracing for West’s charge and settling for a 14-14 tie, the only blemish on West’s sparkling regular season. West had six turnovers in the game last season, including three in the red zone and one at the goal line. “This is a huge game for us,” West running back Brian Baucham said. “They were the only team that came close to us last year (before the final), and we have to treat this game like a championship game and put our hearts into it. “They came out pumped up and ready to go last year, so we’re not underestimating them this time.” In fact, West coach Greg Holt is making sure his Warriors know this is more than just a regular-season game. “It’s a crosstown rivalry, and we’ve got to match their intensity,” Holt said. “Of course our major concern is Bay League, but because this is a crosstown rivalry, we need to make sure we bring that same kind of intensity as we would to a league game. There’s a lot of emotion in this matchup and these are two pretty good football teams.” South running back John White, who missed last year’s game with a broken left hand, said he is excited and apprehensive about the game at the same time. “We’re kind of (leery) of them this year because we know they’re going to be (mad) about last year – they think they should’ve won,” White said. “They took the rivalry seriously, but we took it a little more seriously and gave it all we had last year. “They’re going to be much more prepared for us, and they have some players who can really hurt us.” It starts with Baucham, who has rushed for 549 yards and 10 touchdowns on 33 carries this season, tearing through the defenses of North Torrance, Torrance and Hawthorne. “Brian is running really well right now,” Holt said. “He kind of looks like he’s in end-of-the-season form right now. He’s running hard, he’s running with aggression and with a purpose. “Teams have to load up on the run to take it away from us, so we are going to have to get the passing game going.” Even if a defense loads up on Baucham like South did last season by putting eight men in the box, Baucham can still break free. He burned the Spartans with a 55-yard punt return last year and already has an 88-yard punt return this season. “When teams key on me, I have to find a different way to get a touchdown,” Baucham said. “And I’ll have to do that against South. They’re very disciplined.” West has also yet to unleash quarterback Marc Oslund, not that it has needed to at this point because of Baucham’s brilliance. Baucham credits an offensive line that is quickly coming together despite losing five of six players to graduation. Mark Clampitt, Brian O’Neal, Matt Karch, Paul Moon, Bruce Boyd and tight end Donnie Banks have held their own and opened big holes for Baucham. “We just have an inexperienced line,” Holt said. “Physically they’re fine, but mentally, they’re still learning. But they can move people off the ball.” While White has been a go-to player for South this season with 363 yards and six touchdowns on 65 carries, the Spartans have received an unexpected boost from quarterback Will Brown. With Brown throwing for 259 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions on 20-for-40 passing so far this season, it forces opposing defenses not to focus so squarely on White. “Schematically we’re about the same, but Will has had a pretty great season so far,” Waybright said. “It definitely gives us something we didn’t have last season in throwing the football. “We expected that from White because we know he’s a great player. But they have a great one in Baucham. He’s one of the best I’ve seen in a long time.” tony.60Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! Youre all set! PREP FOOTBALL: Rivalry is one of the area’s best and features unbeaten teams led by two talented backs. By Tony Ciniglio STAFF WRITER Josh Waybright played football for South Torrance, so he remembers well the intensity of the South-West Torrance rivalry in in the early 1990s. Now that he is the South coach, however, the rivalry has grown into the best of the Torrance schools. When these crosstown rivals meet tonight at 7 at South, it might be the most anticipated game in the South Bay this season – at least to this point. Not only are both teams undefeated at 3-0, but they played to a thrilling 14-14 tie last season that had more than enough drama to make up for what had been a sloppy game. “Walking around campus this week, all anyone keeps asking me is how we’re doing this week, and we don’t get that every week,” Waybright said. “There’s a lot of excitement about this game. We’re hoping for a big crowd like last year. It’s a big game, at least in our minds.” South will be looking for a similar effort and a slightly better result.
Bradford manager Phil Parkinson hopes his side can book a second Wembley Stadium trip in three seasons with another shock away victory in the FA Cup.A goalless quarter-final draw with Reading at Valley Parade means the sides will have to do it all again at the Madejski Stadium with a semi-final place on the line.But the giant-killing Batams have seen off Premier League duo Chelsea and Sunderland on their road to the sixth-round, with their memorable 4-2 triumph over the Blues coming at Stamford Bridge.And Parkinson is confident his men can again claim an against-the-odds win over their Championship opponents.He told BT Sport: “Were still in the hat so we’re pleased with that.“You’ve got to give Reading credit, they came and made it difficult. It was a cagey old affair. I thought our lads did excellently in a different type of way than Sunderland.“We had to be very professional and wait for the moment to arrive. Unfortunately it didn’t. In the second half we had the momentum but we didn’t have that touch of class in and around the box.“We look forward to the replay. Everyone will be expecting Reading to win that one but you never know what can happen on the night. We know they’ll approach it differently and look to open up.“When we went to Stamford Bridge, it was a day out, no one expected us to get through.” Bradford manager Phil Parkinson 1
Exclusive Man City target admits interest in Southampton move
Albert Rusnak has hinted he could turn down a return to Manchester City in favour of a move to Southampton.The 20-year-old only left the Etihad Stadium in January to move to FC Groningen, but they are already interested in re-signing him.The Slovakian Under-21 international has been a huge hit in Holland and scored both goals as his side picked up the Dutch Cup earlier this month with a 2-0 win over PEC Zwolle.That form has alerted City, but Southampton are also interested in him and Rusnak has told talkSPORT of his admiration for Ronald Koeman’s side.“I’ve been looking at how Southampton have been playing this season,” he told Hawskbee and Jacobs. “They are playing a style of football the top clubs in Holland are trying to play. They build from the back.“Ronald Koeman’s doing a great job. We’ll see what the future holds.”
1 Newcastle remain in pole position to land Wolfsburg striker Bas Dost, according to reports in Holland.New Toon manager Steve McClaren is on the hunt for a new striker this summer with Papiss Cisse rumoured to be pushing for a move away from St. James’ Park.McClaren, who managed Wolfsburg for nine months, knows Dost from his time managing FC Twente in the Eredivisie and is looking to tempt him away from the German club.Southampton and Borussia Dortmund are also keen on the striker, but Dutch magazine Voetbal International are claiming that Newcastle are firm favourites to a complete a deal.Dost enjoyed a prolific finish to last season, scoring 14 goals to help Wolfsburg to a second-placed finish in the Bundesliga. Wolfsburg star Bas Dost
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Liverpool striker Fabio Borini 1 Sunderland are closing in on a permanent deal for striker Fabio Borini after agreeing a £7million fee with Liverpool.It is understood the 24-year-old Italian has travelled to Wearside for a medical before penning a four-year deal with the Black Cats.The news brings to a close Sunderland’s lengthy pursuit of Borini, who played a key role in their run to the 2014 League Cup final – in which he scored the opening goal – and their remarkable escape from Premier League relegation at the end of the same season.Ex-head coach Gus Poyet made Borini his number one target last summer, but was unable to persuade him to swap Merseyside for the north-east as he sought to establish himself at Anfield.However, having made just 18 appearances last season, he was unable to force his way into Brendan Rodgers’ plans and has been linked with a series of clubs this summer, several of them in his homeland.Recent reports have linked the Reds forward to a surprise move to Watford, but Sunderland are set to win the race for the 24-year-old with a lucrative offer worth around £60,000-a-week to him.Borini’s arrivals would be a huge boost to Black Cats boss Dick Advocaat, who has spent the summer urging club owner Ellis Short and sporting director Lee Congerton to deliver the five or six “quality” signings he believes are vital if the club is to avoid yet another scrap for top-flight survival.
1 All geared up for another blockbuster weekend of Premier League football?Last week we saw thumping wins for Liverpool, Tottenham, Leicester and Everton while Arsenal fell to a surprise defeat at West Brom.England’s top flight is the gift that keeps on giving, and we are expecting more of the same this weekend.To whet your appetite, here’s a few tricky trivia questions to wrack your brain over… Jamie Vardy
5. David De Gea – Spaniard still on Real Madrids radar despite summer fiasco? – On the subject of the end of season market, United may have been hoping that the collapsed deal to sign De Gea in the summer will have put Los Blancos off from future negotiations. It seems, though, that this hasnt been the case. According to reports, Real will return with a bid of £40m for the goalkeepers signature. A source, as quoted by the Daily Star, said: Real Madrid will not attempt to sign David De Gea in the January window. But the club is proposed to sign him in the summer for next season. 7 2. Matt Ritchie – Red Devils to go head-to-head with three other Premier League clubs for Bournemouth star? – United are said to be monitoring the performances of the Cherries winger, who has two goals and three assists so far this season, but face competition from Everton, West Bromwich Albion and West Ham United. The 26-year-old signed a three-year contract just 11 months ago, but his impressive displays could result in a number of offers from across Englands top flight. And with Memphis Depay yet to match up to his price tag in the Premier League, the Red Devils could turn to one of Eddie Howes men. 7 Manchester United are without a Premier League win since the end of November, with Louis van Gaal seemingly facing a fight to keep his place in the Old Trafford dugout in the new year.From the Dutchman’s curious team selections to their lack of inspiration in the final third, there are plenty of question marks over their current form.The January transfer window is therefore looked upon with great anticipation, but will Van Gaal be in charge when the market opens?This talkSPORT can’t answer, but we have taken a look at the latest players allegedly on the Red Devils’ wish list and have provided an update on the former Netherland manager’s future, including the most recent speculation on replacement target Jose Mourinho.Click the yellow arrow above, right, for the top news on United. 6. Louis van Gaal – United boss could quit Old Trafford? – Moving away from possible signings and towards other serious matters, the Mail on Sunday claim that Van Gaal will walk away from Manchester United should they fail to beat Chelsea on Monday 28 December which would be their fifth successive Premier League defeat. Theformer Netherlands manager hinted after their loss to Stoke City on Boxing Day that he is prepared to quit the clubif their poor form continues, and it seems he could do so before the New Year. 4. Sadio Mane – Southampton star remains a transfer target for Red Devils? – Looking towards the summer window, United are set to return with an offer for Mane following a series of rejected offers for the Saints winger before the start of the current campaign. Ronald Koeman recently insisted that the Senegal international, nor any of his other players for that matter, is not available at any price in January, with theSouthampton manager claiming that even a £100m bid would fail to tempt the club into selling. The Red Devils appear to respect the Saints boss stance on transfer business next month, but reports claim they will make a bid for Mane next summer. 3. Tyler Blackett – United to recall defender from Celtic loan spell? – Such is Uniteds extensive injury list, that the club are considering ending Blacketts temporary deal at Celtic Park early. The Daily Mail claim that the Red Devils will go into the January transfer window for a new left back, but are also keen on recalling Blackett to strengthen their position in the market. Luke Shaw and Marcos Rojo are both side-lined through injury, leaving Van Gaal with limited options in this position. 7
7 7 7 1. Yoshinori Muto – United to make £10m bid for Japan forward in January? Click the arrow above to read more rumours on the Red Devils – With goals proving hard to come by this season, United are unsurprisingly eyeing attacking reinforcements in the winter window. And, according to reports, Muto, who rejected a five-year contract from Chelsea to join 1. FSV Mainz 05 in the summer, is on their transfer wish list. The Japan international has scored seven goals thus far in the Bundesliga, and seems to have impressed the struggling Premier League giants. A £10m bid is allegedly set to come the way of the German outfit next month.Find out all you need to know about the Japan forward. getty 7 7. Jose Mourinho – Sacked Chelsea boss eyeing England job? – Mourinhos second spell at Chelsea came to a limp end
Liverpool are fighting it out with Real Madrid for teen sensation Kylian Mbappe.The 17-year-old is tipped for a big future at Monaco and has attracted the attention of Europe’s elite clubs.The forward, who has been likened to Anthony Martial, has six months to run on his contract and could leave France.Monaco are still desperately trying to get Mbappe to agree fresh terms and he is due to meet Technical Director Claude Makelele this week.However, according to reports in France, Liverpool and Real Madrid are also holding talks with the youngster.The pair are eager to snap up the Frenchman and believe he can be lured away from Monaco. 1 Kylian Mbappe
Carl Jenkinson is due to return to parent club Arsenal after on-loan side West Ham confirmed the full-back could miss the rest of the season with a ‘significant’ knee injury.The 23-year-old, on loan at Upton Park for the second successive season, suffered the problem to his left knee in Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Manchester City.He will see a specialist later in the week and could face a lengthy spell on the sidelines.“West Ham United can confirm that Carl Jenkinson injured his left knee during the early stages of Saturday’s Barclays Premier League fixture with Manchester City,” a statement on West Ham’s official website read.“Unfortunately, it appears that Carl has suffered a significant injury and he will be assessed by a specialist in central London on Wednesday.“A further update will be provided when the full extent of the injury has been confirmed.” Carl Jenkinson 1
It was not known how much money would be put into the fund, but there have been reports it could be between $80 billion to $100 billion. Each bank will put up an unspecified amount of its own capital into the fund. “The problem is festering and I think they are trying to get ahead of it,” said professor Scott Stewart of the Boston University School of Management. “This is exactly what they should be doing – accepting responsibility instead of asking the government to bail them out.” Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, who met personally with chief executives from all three banks, said he’s pleased with the plan and “that it will have real benefits to the marketplace.” The government’s role in coming up with a private-sector solution to the nation’s credit problems is similar to the bailout of hedge fund Long-Term Capital Management in 1998. The Fed approached Wall Street’s biggest banks to rescue LTCM before its wrong-way financial bets set off a financial shockwave. This time around, the banks hope to not only prevent credit problems from spreading, but also to bail themselves out. They operate structured investment vehicles, known as SIVs, that reportedly have as much as $400 billion worth of assets. Those assets could plunge in value and set off a worldwide fire sale unless the credit markets are stabilized. NEW YORK – The nation’s three largest banks said Monday they are teaming up to create a rescue fund of sorts – potentially as large as $100 billion – to help bail out troubled global credit markets. Citigroup Inc., Bank of America Corp., and JPMorgan Chase Co., at the prodding of the Treasury Department, will buy distressed debt from markets roiled during the summer’s financial crisis. The joint effort is the result of more than a month of talks mediated by the government. The plan is designed to inject more confidence into the market and increase investor appetite for the short-term debt known as commercial paper. The market for commercial paper, which is crucial for companies to fund short-term borrowing needs and which has historically been considered very safe, locked up this summer. That followed a crisis in the mortgage industry, as people defaulted on their home loans at a skyrocketing rate. It caused a widespread aversion to risk and led the Federal Reserve to pump money into the financial system, though the latest plan relies more heavily on the banks themselves. The SIVs used short-term commercial paper, sold at low interest rates, to buy longer-term mortgage-backed securities and other instruments with higher rates of return. With the seizure in the credit markets, many SIVs had trouble selling new commercial paper to replace upcoming obligations on older paper. The new bailout fund – called the Master Liquidity Enhancement Conduit or M-LEC – would launch in the next 90 days and be used to buy distressed securities from SIVs. That would in turn give them the capital to pay off their commercial paper obligations, and ultimately extricate themselves from what otherwise might have been substantial losses. By buying SIVs’ distressed investments, the new fund would inject enough liquidity into the market to make investors more confident in buying commercial paper. The funds’ backers said they will shy away from risky instruments and buy only highly rated asset-backed debt – a market that is already beginning to show signs of life. JPMorgan Chase and BofA do not operate SIVs, but will put money into the fund because they’ll earn fees for helping arrange transactions. However, Citigroup has about $100 billion tied into SIV investments, and took the lead during discussions with the government. Citigroup Chief Financial Officer Gary Crittenden said Monday the plan “could provide reassurance to the market and make the funding of very high-quality assets a little easier.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! Youre all set!
Probably the most crucial issue facing the district at this point is the bond measure we’re discussing because we’ve never had one in the history of the district, and our facilities are in desperate need of repair. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! Youre all set! 1. Do you feel the No Child Left Behind Act has put too much pressure on schools to perform? I think that NCLB has unrealistic goals, unattainable goals. And that probably has created undue pressure, not so much on administrators as much as the teachers. 2. What is your favorite color? Black – I’m a Raiders fan. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.3. With the rising rate of childhood obesity, is nutrition is more of a school issue or a home issue? It’s both. The schools have to do their part and I think parents have to do their part.