Spurs line-up v Monaco with Kane rested – too early for returning duo to start?

first_imgThere was good news for Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino in that he has Nabil Bentaleb and Nacer Chadli back in the squad and the duo could play against Monaco in the Europa League.However, it would be quite un Pochettino if they were to start after recovering from injury.“This is a good opportunity to win the game and to finish first in the group – this is our objective, our challenge,” Pochettino explained in his pre-match press conference.KANE COULD BE RESTED AGAINST MONACOAnd the boss’ thoughts have been echoed by midfielder Tom Carroll, who told tottenhamhotspur.com it doesn’t matter whether or not the club are through. “Whoever we play we’re determined to win and that’s what we’ll be trying to do on Thursday,” he said.With that in mind and considering Mousa Dembele is out with an illness, the spine of the current first team could be retained to ensure top spot in Group J. 11 11 4. Toby Alderweireld (centre back) – Click the yellow arrow above, right, to see more the predicted Tottenham line up in squad number order 14. Clinton Njie (wide forward) 11 28. Tom Carroll (central midfield) 15. Eric Dier (central midfield) 11 11 11 33. Ben Davies (left back) 11 11 16. Kieran Trippier (right back) 11 20. Dele Alli (attacking midfield) 13. Michel Vorm (goalkeeper) 11 27. Kevin Wimmer (centre back) 7. Heung-min Son (striker) 11. Erik Lamela (wide forward) 11last_img read more

Angel’s Gate historic status rejected

first_img 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 MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m. From staff reports The Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday rejected a motion to declare all of Angel’s Gate Park a historic district. The motion would have affected the ongoing master planning process for the San Pedro park, which used to be a military site and now houses a smorgasbord of organizations, from the Angel’s Gate Cultural Center and model railroad clubs to the Fort MacArthur Military Museum. The ultimate decision on the park’s historical status is up to the state, which received the nomination documents on Thursday. last_img read more

Donegal mother praises Crumlin Hospital for saving her daughter’s life

first_imgA Donegal mother has told how Crumlin’s Children Hospital saved the life of one of her little twin girls.Bella Ward, from Letterkenny, has shared her heart-breaking yet amazing story of one of her twin daughters, Kayleigh, who was born prematurely in critical condition.She was born with serious cardiac conditions and had to be airlifted to Crumlin hospital, where she received life-saving world-class care. Bella said she will ‘never forget’ the kindness of the nurses in Crumlin hospital, and said that she will always have a special place in her heart for CMRF Crumlin.CMRF Crumlin raises vital funds for Crumlin hospital and the National Children’s Research Centre (NCRC).“My twin girls, Kayleigh and Emily, were born in Letterkenny Hospital at 34 weeks, but when they were one week old a nurse from the neonatal unit called us at 3am,” Bella said.“She told us Kayleigh was in a critical condition. It was terrifying. We didn’t know what was happening. We were so lucky the girls were in the neonatal unit, and the team acted immediately. “We knew something serious was wrong with Kayleigh’s heart and a team from the Rotunda stabilised our baby girl so she could be airlifted to Crumlin Hospital. She was far too ill to travel by road. My husband and I drove to Dublin after her and it was, without doubt, the worst journey of our entire lives.”The girls as toddlersBella explained that the duct in Kayleigh’s heart had started to close and her aorta was kinked.She also found out her tiny baby had Shone’s complex – four defects in her heart. Kayleigh had surgery to repair her aorta and after three weeks they finally got to bring their baby girl home.Bella said her mother was wonderful and took care of their other three children – a five-year-old, a three-year-old and a 10-month-old.“We didn’t see them for three weeks and it was difficult on all of us. I was so happy to get back to my family and reunite Kayleigh and her twin, Emily.” Bella said. “We brought Kayleigh back to Crumlin Hospital for a follow up appointment when she was seven weeks old and they noticed her aorta was closing in again and she was admitted again. She had her aorta ballooned and seemed to be doing well.“The day we were planning to take her home we got a phone call to come in immediately – Kayleigh’s condition had deteriorated rapidly. The staff were waiting for us at the door of the ward and we found out she’d had a cardiac arrest. I was living my worst nightmare. That was the worst moment of my life.“My tiny girl was put on an ECMO machine to keep her alive and the team talked us through everything. It was a blur, it happened so quickly. We were in shock and had to prepare for the worst. After 24 hours Kayleigh came off the ECMO machine and was doing well. We really couldn’t believe it, it was such an emotional rollercoaster. There was a possibility that Kayleigh could have long-term health issues after this, but she’s five years old now and is doing incredibly”He mum says Kayleigh has annual appointments in Crumlin Hospital now, but luckily she hasn’t had to stay there since she was seven months old when she was in for her aorta again. Kayleigh and Emily are the best of friends. They mind each other and they’re doing great in school.Bella added “Their personalities are very different; Emily is quite shy, while Kayleigh is outgoing and confident. I think that’s because of her experience in the hospital. Kayleigh gets herself in the most trouble too! She fell out of bed and got a concussion, she swallowed money and last July she fell off the trampoline and broke her arm. We’d wrap her up in cotton wool if we could! Sometimes I think if I roll her in bubble wrap, it would be safer.“When Kayleigh was in hospital it was the scariest time for our family. We have such a huge amount of respect for Crumlin. My daughter wouldn’t be alive without the gifted, exceptional people working there. They’re like a family. They take care of you too. Crumlin Hospital is a very special place.”Bella has urged the public to help support some of Ireland’s sickest children by donating whatever they can afford to https://cmrf.org/donateDonegal mother praises Crumlin Hospital for saving her daughter’s life was last modified: March 23rd, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Bernie WardCrumlin Children’s HospitaldonegalletterkennyLifeprematuresavedtwinslast_img read more

The West Ham v Fulham quiz

first_imgFulham face a London derby against West Ham at Upton Park on Saturday. Test your knowledge of the history involving the two clubs by seeing how many of these five questions you can answer correctly.[wp-simple-survey-20]Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

What we learned from Raiders’ first day in London

first_imgLONDON — The Raiders landed in London early Friday afternoon and got right to work at the Hilton London Wembley hotel, holding a walkthrough in the grand ballroom and speaking to a larger-than-usual media contingent with a couple dozen British reporters in attendance.The Raiders will host a walkthrough Saturday at Wembley Stadium, the most famous soccer stadium in the country and the site of Sunday’s 6 p.m. local time kickoff between the Raiders (1-4) and Seahawks (2-3).Jon Gruden and several …last_img

Warriors HQ: What Kevin Durant’s injury means for game six against Rockets

first_img00:00 – Intro1:00 – No one does it better than Draymond Green in the fourth quarter02:00 – Kevin Durant’s calf strain injury04:25 – The Warriors template to win without Durant … 05:40 – Green and Looney’s “inspired” defense08:15 – Rockets normalizing pass interference10:50 – Rockets are ready to win game six11:30 – Kevon Looney, Jonas Jerebko and the bench will have to carry the load with Durant out13:45 – Jacob Evans can wash away a season of bad basketball in game sixlast_img

Revenge is foremost on India’s mind

first_imgIt’s revenge time for India. The unexpected defeat at the hands of Bangladesh during the 2007 World Cup is still fresh in the minds of most Indian players and avenging that loss will be on top of their must-do agenda as they clash with the co-hosts in the opening match of the World Cup in Dhaka on Saturday.That defeat was instrumental in sending India out of the tournament in the first round itself and the hurt can still be felt in the Indian camp. Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni just doesn’t want to talk about it. “Never even thought about it because we don’t want to repeat what happened in 2007,” he said on the eve of the big game that millions of people are looking forward to. In several ways, the result of the day-night encounter at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium could set the tone for the 14-nation, 45-day tournament. If it turns out to be a closely fought encounter, it will be a good advertisement for the 50-over format – which some people feel is under threat from Twenty20 – and will make investors/advertisers and some others smile.Already, an anonymous punter has put a bet of 82,000 bet – the biggest ever laid on a one-day game – with a London bookmaker on India winning the World Cup. But Dhoni would again not like to think about it, otherwise it would add to the pressure on him. Bangladesh have managed to eke out only two wins in 22 matches against India in more than 22 years of bilateral ODI history, but the one they managed on March 17, 2007, was the most telling. And when Dhoni, who failed to score in that game but took three catches, goes out for the toss, his mind would surely go back to that defeat.advertisementHe may have given a new name to pressure, “added responsibility”, but he can’t just shrug it away from his mind. One consolation for India is that pacer Mashrafe Mortaza, who bagged four wickets and was man of the match in that game, is not in the team. Seven of the 11 players who lost that game are still in the Indian team and would be itching to avenge that embarrassment.Interestingly, India and Bangladesh could be in different mindsets as they returned contrasting results just before the World Cup. While India lost the five-match ODI series 2-3 in South Africa last month, Bangladesh blanked New Zealand 4-0 at home and then thrashed Zimbabwe 3-1 in December and would be high on confidence.For India, pace spearhead Zaheer Khan is suspected to be a doubtful starter due to an injury. But Dhoni was confident he would play. “Zaheer is fit as of now. I have not spoken to the physio. If there is something, I will let you know,” he said. Left-armer Zaheer bowled at the nets on Friday evening, but did not go full throttle. Maybe, Dhoni wants to preserve him for the more important matches coming ahead. Maybe, the bowler is still not 100 per cent match fit. The answers will be known on Saturday afternoon when Dhoni exchanges the team sheets with his Bangladesh counterpart Shakib Al Hasan at the toss.Dhoni said spinners could play a big role in the tournament as pitches in India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka largely support slow bowlers. Bangladesh too would depend largely on spinners, who happen to be their strength, especially on home turf.The India skipper too acknowledged this. “All three Bangladesh spinners are good. They have got two good part-timers who can bowl off-spin and leg-spin. It’s a good side. In the sub-continent, they rely a lot on their spinners because here they get more assistance than anywhere else,” he said.Shakib was gung ho about Bangladesh’s prospects. “Our bowlers are in good form, the batsmen have been doing their job and our fielding has improved a lot,” he said, looking confident.”This tournament is not only about playing India. We have six league matches to play and we have to perform in all of them. If we get our basics right, we will do well.”Bangladesh will no doubt receive wholehearted support from vociferous home fans. But the experienced Indian players are not new to playing and winning in adverse conditions. And they are expected to do the same on Saturday.last_img read more