8. Juan Mata (right-sided forward) 16. Michael Carrick (defensive midfield) Manchester United will be hoping to bounce back from their midweek defeat in the Champions League on Sunday.The club were beaten 2-1 by PSV Eindhoven in Group B, having gone ahead through Dutch star Memphis Depay, before Hector Moreno and Luciano Narsingh struck.There was also a huge blow for the Red Devils as Luke Shaw was ruled out for at least six months with a broken leg, while captain Wayne Rooney is also a doubt after missing the match.Will this mean a first start for of the season for Marcos Rojo? And will Anthony Martial start his first Premier League match? talkSPORT takes a look.Do you agree with this predicted line-up? Let us know your thoughts below… 11 11 21. Ander Herrera (attacking midfield) 11 11 1. David De Gea (goalkeeper) – take a look at the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking the arrow above! And let us know what you think of our predicted Man United team by leaving a comment below 12. Chris Smalling (centre-back) 7. Memphis Depay (left-sided forward) 5. Marcos Rojo (centre-back) 11 11 9. Anthony Martial (striker) 17. Daley Blind (left-back) 11 28. Morgan Schneiderlin (defensive midfield) 11 11 11 11 36. Matteo Darmian (right-back)
1 Aston Villa manager Remi Garde insists he will delay any decision on his future until the end of the season.The Frenchman has refused to confirm whether he will stay at the club if they are relegated from the Barclays Premier League.It is understood that Garde is unhappy after Villa failed to sign any of his targets in the transfer window and would be prepared to reassess his position in the summer.Villa are bottom and 10 points from safety ahead of the crunch visit of Norwich on Saturday but the former Lyon boss wants to focus on their relegation fight.“Every manager is in the same situation,” said Garde.“I came here for something that is still going on and I am not going to change my mind now.“Then after that we will start another project and another season and then every manager has to look at whether he fits in to the project that is going on in front of him.“Nobody can say what is the project for next season.“We don’t even know what league we are going to play in so please don’t ask me the question every week because I will give the same answer. It is not the time to do it.”And Garde, without banned five-goal top league scorer Jordan Ayew against the Canaries, wants his players to remain focused and ignore any speculation over his own future.He said: “When it was the transfer window it was the time to think ‘am I OK to stick with this project, with this manager and with this football club or not?’“There is time for that. There are two windows in the season in the winter and the summer.“Now we have closed this window and I ask my players only to be focused on what we can do. There will be the time for everybody to see how it’s going over the summer.”Tim Sherwood thanks Aston Villa fans and tells players: ‘You have to BELIEVE you can stay up’ Remi Garde
I’ll bet ya didn’t know this: There are two Ben Stillers. There’s box-office king Ben, who has had such $250 million-plus grossing smashes in recent years as “Night at the Museum” and “Meet the Fockers.” Then there’s box office commoner Ben. Remember “School for Scoundrels,” “Envy” and “Duplex”? Didn’t think so. My strong hunch is that Stiller will be royal Ben once again this weekend with the debut of his new wide-release comedy “The Heartbreak Kid.” It bowed in more than 3,000 theaters today, has an appealing marketing campaign and was directed by Peter and Bobby Farrelly, who also did “Something About Mary” with Stiller. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityI think “Heartbreak” is a shoo-in for a first-place debut with an opening weekend gross of $25 million to $30 million. SEEKING TICKET SALES: I’ve heard zippo buzz about “The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising,” which opened in nearly as many theaters as “Heartbreak” but won’t make nearly as much money. If it takes in more than $10 million today to Sunday, I’ll be seeking a new crystal ball. Holdovers “The Game Plan” and “The Kingdom” should easily edge it out for the second and third spots, but I’m not sure in which order. SLOWLY EXPANDING HORIZONS: The Brad Pitt flick “The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford” will be a little easier to find since it expands to 61 locations today while “The Darjeeling Limited” starring Owen Wilson and Adrien Brody will be in 19 theaters. Then there is the new George Clooney thriller “Michael Clayton,” which has him in a more serious “Good Night, and Good Luck” mode than Danny Ocean mode. “Clayton” bowed in 15 locations today. THE OTHERS: With about 1,000 theaters apiece, the drama “The Jane Austen Book Club” expands from extremely limited release today and will try to build on positive word of mouth while the Jennifer Lopez- produced urban drama “Feel the Noise” will do its best to make some box-office noise. Expectations are lower with fewer screens so $5 million or so should be the most either film could hope for. LOOKING UP? Will the Stiller comedy, strong holdovers and the rest of the field be enough to put the domestic box office back on solid footing after a two-week mini-slump? Maybe. It’s no shoo-in since a year ago this weekend, “The Departed” had a $26.9 million bow, “Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning” opened to $18.5 million, and “Employee of the Month” debuted at $11.4 million. These are the numbers the field must top. CRUISE CRED: Tom Cruise knows he’s still on the comeback trail after his “Mission Impossible III” movie bombed and Paramount Pictures severed ties with him. So instead of playing up Tom Cruise, superstar, he is reminding people in initial TV spots for the new war drama “Lions for Lambs” that he is a three-time Academy Award nominee. Cruise is third-billed behind Oscar winner Robert Redford and Meryl Streep. He’s never won the the golden statue but was a strong contender with Best Actor nods for “Born on the Fourth of July” and “Jerry Maguire” and a supporting-actor nomination for “Magnolia.” But then again, Cruise’s Oscar winning ex-wife, Nicole Kidman, has some serious Oscar cred after winning for “The Hours.” That did nothing to help the performance of her summer mega-bomb “The Invasion.” [email protected] (818) 713-3758160Want 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.The crash occurred as the students were returning to the Westchester campus from a school research project in Wyoming, the Utah Highway Patrol said in a statement. Killed in the crash was Samuel Wasson, 19, of Portland, Ore. The driver, Michael Caserta, 19, of Madison, Conn., fell asleep at the wheel as the group traveled south on Interstate 15 near Fillmore in Millard County at 3:30 a.m., troopers said. Caserta also was cited for being a minor in possession of an open container, the statement said. According to police, the Infiniti Q30 drifted to the left edge of the road as it traveled at 90 mph. Caserta steered sharply back to the right, crossing all lanes and leaving the road to the right. Before leaving the pavement, Caserta steered sharply to the left, causing the car to slide to its right as it left the roadway onto the dirt shoulder. “The car began rolling and rolled several times,” Trooper Greg Kelsey wrote in a report. “During the rollovers, the car struck the embankment of a drainage wash, then continued rolling, finally coming to rest on its side. Two occupants – Wasson and Elizabeth Antonucci, 21, of Glenview, Ill. – were not wearing seat belts. Both were ejected from the car. Wasson and Antonucci were flown by helicopter to Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in Provo, where Wasson died. Caserta and passengers Tory Smith, 20, of Los Angeles and Peter Garrett, 22, of Palm Desert were taken to Fillmore Community Medical Center. Their conditions were not immediately available. Wasson was a second-year student majoring in theater arts. LMU’s president, Robert Lawton, sent an e-mail Tuesday to students to inform them of the death. The letter encouraged students to seek grief counseling at the university’s Student Psychological Services or Campus Ministry. “Please keep the students and their families in your prayers,” the message said. Wasson is the second LMU student to die in less than a week. Jonathon Michael Evans, 23, of Los Angeles was killed Oct. 18 when his motorcycle crashed into a parked car and a tree on 77th Street near Sepulveda Boulevard. Evans was a senior pursuing a double major in physics and math and a minor in philosophy. [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! TRAGEDY: A second-year theater major died Tuesday when the car he was in flipped in Utah. By Larry Altman STAFF WRITER A Loyola Marymount University student was killed and four others were injured Tuesday when their car rolled over several times while traveling in Utah.
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 MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre About 16million American women currently take birth-control pills and hundreds of millions have used them since they were first sold in 1960. Most combine synthetic estrogen and progestin in various doses. They already are known to carry a small risk of blood clots and high blood pressure for women currently taking them, and any additional heart attack or stroke risk is thought to be related to those two effects, Manson said. Researchers at the University of Ghent in Belgium decided to look for other signs of heart risks among past and current pill users. They studied about 1,300 healthy women ages 35 to 55 taking part in a long-running observational study in the small town of Erpe-Mere. About 81percent had taken oral contraceptives for more than a year at some point in their lives – similar to the prevalence the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports for American women ages 15 to 44, said the study’s leader, Dr. Ernst Rietzschel. About 27percent were current users. ORLANDO, Fla. – A troubling study from Belgium hints that long-term use of oral contraceptives – at least the high-estrogen ones sold decades ago – might increase the chances of having artery buildups that can raise the risk of heart disease. The theory needs much more rigorous testing than this single small study, but is important because of the sheer number of women now taking the pill – 100million worldwide. “I don’t think this should be a cause for alarm among women,” because many previous studies have found no large increase in heart attacks among pill users, said Dr. JoAnn Manson, chief of preventive medicine at Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. She had no role in the new study, which was presented Tuesday at an American Heart Association conference in Florida.
I’m not sure when awards season begins and ends anymore, with some kind of kudofest happening just about every week! But one event that stands out is the Ribbon of Hope Celebration that was presented Saturday night in North Hollywood by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. The 11th annual edition of the show – which honors personal and professional commitment that continues to keep HIV/AIDS awareness in the forefront – drew some really cool celebrities, including Judith Light of “Ugly Betty,” Jack Coleman of “Heroes,” Gina Ravera of “ER,” Andrea Bowen of “Desperate Housewives,” as well as funnyman Bruce Vilanch, Jasmine Guy, Dee Wallace, Thea Gill, Julie Newmar, Wilson Cruz and “Star Trek” legend Nichelle Nichols, among others. It was no coincidence that the ceremony was held on World AIDS Day. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsMany of those in attendance spoke to me about the importance of talking about this horrible disease. And while treatments are certainly getting better in the U.S. and elsewhere, there’s still no cure, and new strains are developing in Africa and other places. “It gets off the front page for a while and people forget about it,” Jack Coleman said. “People think it’s a disease that’s been conquered, and that’s very far from the truth. “In this country alone, there’s 300,000 undiagnosed cases so it’s scary and it’s still out there and people really do have to be aware of it.” Judith Light, who was honored at the event last year for her decades of work for HIV/AIDS, presented the pioneering PBS series “In the Life” with a special achievement award. The Emmy-winning actress was one of the first celebrities, way back in the early ’80s, to step up and help raise money and awareness. She’s never stepped down. “I’ve been part of the really dark days,” Judith said. “How it feels now is it feels mildly better, but it’s not enough. I know that people are working really hard to make it be different, and that’s what we have to keep doing, and that’s why this is an important program for people to see so we do see that it’s out there and it’s not over.” The here! Networks, which will televise the ceremony in North America and throughout Europe sometime next year, was honored Saturday for its program spotlighting AIDS organizations around the country. “It’s an opportunity for everyone to realize what the face of AIDS is in 2008,” said here! founder and CEO Paul Colichman, who produced “Gods & Monsters” among other films. “The face has changed but it is probably more important than ever that people realize all of us have to play our part, whether it’s a dollar that you give, or an hour of time that you give, all of us together, each doing our small part, creates a mighty army of warriors.” Despite the serious nature of the topic, the event had its lighter moments, many of them provided by Bruce Vilanch, who can ad-lib better than just about anyone in town and is the first to poke fun at his less-than-svelt physique. “Well, I used to be a writer,” he told the audience during the show. “Now I’m a striking writer … and a stripper.” For more celebrity news, go to blogs.dailynews.com/hollywoodjoe and blogs.dailynews.com/outinhollywood160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
IRELAND’S broadcasting authorities have confirmed that they are allowing an open competition for the next 10-year license to broadcast services in North Donegal.It means millionaire Inishowen businessman Paddy Simpson will be allowed to bid for the license currently held by Highland Radio.The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) says it is seeking applications for broadcasting services covering North Donegal. Mr Simpson owns a number of diverse businesses north and south of the Border including a hotel in Belfast and a cinema complex and bowling alley on Derry’s Buncrana Road.He’s a native of Carndonagh and owns one of the buildings currently rented by the BBC in Belfast.If he were to secure the license, it would see it being held again in local hands.Ironically Highland’s bid to keep the franchise is still listed on the BAI’s website as having come from Charlie Collins who quit the station earlier this month. BROADCAST BOSSES CONFIRM THEY ARE ALLOWING DONEGAL MAN’S BID FOR HIGHLAND RADIO LICENSE was last modified: June 26th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:BROADCAST BOSSES CONFIRM THEY ARE ALLOWING DONEGAL MAN’S BID FOR HIGHLAND RADIO LICENSE
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal is well aware that he cannot risk losing another game this season as the Red Devils look to end the season on a high and secure unlikely Champions League qualification.It has been another rocky campaign at Old Trafford but there remains the outside shot at redemption if they can put together a flawless run-in.Wins against remaining opponents Norwich, West Ham and Bournemouth could give the Van Gaal’s men a chance of leapfrogging neighbours Manchester City into the top four, while FA Cup success is just one game against Crystal Palace away.A Champions League spot and a first piece of major silverware since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement in 2013 would ease some of the pressure on Van Gaal, meaning the stakes are high from the moment United kick off at Carrow Road on Saturday lunchtime.Asked to ponder the implications of falling short, the Dutchman said: “I cannot afford it and Manchester United cannot afford it, but in sport you can win and lose.“It’s hard to accept, but it is the truth.“We have to win our matches because otherwise we cannot be in the first four – that’s the pressure that we have. We have to fight until the end.“We are always able to do that, I think, that’s my belief, because of our quality.“I want to win the (FA Cup) also, not only the (Champions League) qualification, because I think the FA Cup is a very important title in England.“The pressure is high for everybody but also for Norwich because they have to win otherwise they can say goodbye to the Premier League.”The Canaries’ plight at the foot of the table, where they are battling to avoid joining Aston Villa in the Sky Bet Championship, adds an extra element to the fixture.So too does the fact that they won the previous meeting 2-1 at Old Trafford, arguably the high point of their campaign.That result, which came in the midst of United’s bleak and winless December, has not escaped Van Gaal’s attention either.“They won at Old Trafford, so we have to take revenge,” he said.“It’s always difficult to fight against a team that fights to maintain their position in the Premier League from relegation.“That’s always very difficult to fight against, but that is not an excuse. We have to cope with that.“It shall be a very tough game but in spite of that we have to win.” 1 Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal
Everton enjoyed a lot of the ball early on but Younes Kaboul had the best chance in the opening 25 minutes with a stunning effort. The former Tottenham and Portsmouth defender raced down the left, turning inside and his arrowing shot across goal went just past the post, much to the relief of Robles.After a promising start, the Merseysiders failed to regain control of the game.As the Stadium of Light crowd’s anxiety filtered onto the pitch, Jermain Defoe was fouled on the edge of the box on 38 minutes. Van Aanholt stepped up to take the free-kick and Robles was wrong-footed as he prepared to dive across goal as the Dutchman netted his fourth of the campaign.Kone soon doubled their lead to edge Allardyce’s men closer to safety, a timely moment to net his first Sunderland goal since arriving from Ligue 1.His goal came after Defoe was denied by point-blank range, Robles tipping his header over the bar. As the ball was cleared from the resulting corner, Yann M’Vila headed the ball back into the box and Kone caught the volley perfectly, sending it into the roof of the net – followed by supporters’ shouts of ‘are you watching Newcastle?’Early in the second half, Defoe came even closer to netting his 19th goal of the campaign in all competitions. The 33-year-old, who has been tipped for an England call-up ahead of Euro 2016, was through on goal and he skilfully lobbed Robles. As the ball headed for goal, John Stones raced to clear the ball off the line.The resulting corner was whipped in by Wahbi Khazri and Robles failed to punch clear. The ball fell to Kone who could not miss from close range on 55 minutes.As the Wearside crowd roared in delight, they nearly had a fourth, Robles brilliantly denying Defoe once again – without the former Wigan goalkeeper, Everton could have conceded even more. 2 2 The Sunderland victory means relegation for Newcastle and Norwich Lamine Kone opened his Sunderland account as the Black Cats retained their Premier League status for next season, beating a poor Everton side 3-0 at the Stadium of Light.The three points means Sam Allardyce’s men will go into the final game of the campaign knowing they will definitely avoid the drop, confirming relegation for local rivals Newcastle and Alex Neil’s Norwich, along with already-relegated Aston Villa.The Black Cats scored twice in four minutes to lift the atmosphere on Wearside before half-time. Patrick van Aanholt put the hosts ahead with a low 20-yard free-kick before French defender Kone, a January signing from Lorient, sent a thunderous volley past Robles on 42 minutes.It was three just ten minutes into the second half when Robles’ poor goalkeeping meant the ball would fall to Kone who converted into an empty net.It completes an impressive job for Allardyce, who was appointed in October to replace Dick Advocaat, tasked with avoiding the dreaded drop.Everton, meanwhile, have now won just once in their last ten league outings and Toffees fans are growing increasingly frustrated with Roberto Martinez – only 1,000 were in attendance at the Stadium of Light.
Port Vale have appointed Bruno Ribeiro as their new manager.The 40-year-old has signed a three-year deal with the League One outfit and will be joined by Michael Brown as his assistant manager. Ribeiro takes over the reins from Rob Page, who left Vale last month to become the new boss at Northampton.Ribeiro represented Leeds and Sheffield United during his playing career, as well as the likes of home-town club Vitoria Setubal and Beira-Mar in his native Portugal.Since hanging up his boots, Ribeiro has had two stints in charge of Vitoria as well as coaching several other Portuguese clubs and Bulgarian side Ludogorets Razgrad, who he managed in the Champions League qualifying rounds.Ribeiro told www.port-vale.co.uk: “I’m very happy, my ambition was to come to England and now to come to Port Vale.“It’s a big club with good conditions. I believe this is a Championship club and I am very happy here and I will do my best.”Chairman Norman Smurthwaite added: “I’m very pleased to be able to appoint Bruno as the club’s new manager.“It has been a long, extensive process but I’m absolutely certain we have the right man for the job.”Former midfielder Peter Farrell has been announced as Vale’s new first-team coach. 1 A general view of Vale Park