Norwich fail with £1.5m bid for Stoke star

first_img Jonathan Walters 1 Stoke have rejected a bid from Norwich City for Jonathan Walters.The versatile forward has a year left on his contract at the Britannia Stadium and talks over a new deal have not progressed.That prompted the Canaries to launch a £1.5million move for the 31-year-old ahead of the two teams’ clash at Carrow Road on Saturday.But that offer was rejected out of hand by Stoke, with Mark Hughes viewing the Republic of Ireland international as a key member of his squad.Hughes has made a host of new signings this summer but Walters remains crucial to his plans.The former Ipswich man has played in both of the Potters’ Premier League games this season and Norwich’s interest could see contract talks with Walters stepped up.last_img

WATCH! Amazing fake rabona and nutmeg from Argentinian league

first_imgCheck out this piece of skill from Nicolas Yaque, as the Argentine footballer, who plays for Almagro, fooled an opposing defender by faking a rabona pass before humiliating with a nutmeg.last_img

Pogba and Sanogo helped influence Premier League move, claims Aston Villa star

first_imgAston Villa have Juventus star Paul Pogba and Arsenal man Yaya Sanogo to thank for their deal to sign exciting Frenchman Jordan Veretout.The midfielder joined Tim Sherwood’s side from Nantes in the summer for £8million after asking his countrymen for advice on England.“I spoke to Pogba and Sanogo and asked them both what it would be like for me to come to England,” Veretout said.“I asked them what it would be like to join Aston Villa. In the end, though, it was my choice.“When I came to Aston Villa it just felt right and I knew I wanted to be here. It was a club I instantly got a feeling for so that’s ultimately what swayed my decision.“It’s all about doing a job for the coach and making a success of it.“I’ve come here to discover a new league. I’m really looking forward to making progress now.” Aston Villa’s Jordan Veretout 1last_img read more

Live stream Liverpool v West Brom on talkSPORT today

first_img Anfield prepares to welcome West Brom in the Premier League 1 CLICK HERE TO LIVE STREAM LIVERPOOL V WEST BROMWICH ALBION TODAY ON TALKSPORT IF YOU ARE OUTSIDE THE UKLiverpool v Aston Villa is available to live stream on talkSPORT, if you are outside of the UK, as we provide live commentary of the Premier League match at Anfield.Check out some of the best pre-match stats:*  Liverpool have won 19 and lost just two of the last 25 league games against West Brom at Anfield.*  West Bromwich Albion have won five and lost just three of their last 11 Barclays Premier League away games.*  West Brom’s last four Premier League away wins have all been by a 1-0 scoreline.*  Liverpool have allowed fewer shots on target against them than any other team in the top flight this season (43).*  Philippe Coutinho has scored four goals in his last three Premier League appearances for the Reds.*  Only in 2012-13 (26) have West Bromwich Albion had more points after 15 games of a Premier League campaign than they have this season (19).*  Liverpool have won just eight of their last 24 Premier League matches (W8 D7 L9) – this after winning eight of their nine PL games prior to this run.*  In the last 24 Premier League matches, West Brom (30) have taken just one point less than Liverpool (31).last_img read more

Chelsea fans claim to know about players who are actually Star Wars characters

first_imgChelsea’s season so far has been out of this world, but sadly for the fans, in a way no-one could possibly have imagined!To turn their season around, Chelsea fans will be hoping for a transfer shake-up of intergalactic proportions.The talkSPORT team headed down to Stamford Bridge earlier this year to test Blues supporters’ knowledge on names supposedly linked with their club in the January transfer window.The only catch? We went armed with a list of Star Wars characters.Would Chelsea fans rumble our devious plan? Or would the force be with talkSPORT? Watch the video above to find out!For more entertaining sports videos, check out talkSPORT’s YouTube channel.last_img

Video: Flashback Friday – When Ipswich beat Leicester 3-0 in the snow

first_imgOne of Ipswich’s most memorable wins in recent history against Leicester will be this 3-0 victory in blizzard conditions. Portman Road was turned into a winter wonderland as the Tractor Boys came out on top. See above!last_img

CONFIRMED! Leeds complete loan deal for midfielder

first_imgLeeds United have landed Mustapha Carayol on loan from Middlesborough until the summer.The 27-year-old has recently returned from a loan spell at Huddersfield, where he scored three goals in 15 Championship outings.But Leeds have moved fast to bring the winger to Elland Road, as they bid to make a late charge for the play-offs.Steve Evans’ side currently sit 13th in the Championship but are only nine points outside the top six with 21 games still left to play.And the Yorkshire side hope the injection of searing pace that Carayol will provide can boost their chances of securing a spot. Mustapha Carayol 1last_img

Premier League round-up: Leicester return to the summit, Austin downs Man United on debut

first_img Leicester 1 Leicester returned to the top of the Premier League and Jamie Vardy found his scoring touch again in the Foxes’ 3-0 win over Stoke at the King Power Stadium.Claudio Ranieri’s indomitable charges are proving week after week why they really are title challengers this season, and Danny Drinkwater’s first ever Premier League goal set their hosts on their way just before half time.Vardy then latched onto a through ball, rounded Jack Butland and rolled in from a tight angle to end his personal seven-game drought as City opened up a three-point lead over Arsenal, who play Chelsea on Sunday.Riyad Mahrez then produced an astonishing piece of skill to set up a tap in for Leonardo Ulloa as the Foxes eased to victory.While Leicester’s surprise title tilt is gaining momentum, Manchester United’s suffered another blow after they were beaten 1-0 by Southampton at Old Trafford.It was another wholly uninspiring display by the hosts, with United now going 11 home games in a row without registering in the first half, and Saints debutant Charlie Austin delivered the killer blow with just minutes remaining after coming off the bench.The Red Devils’ loss is Tottenham’s gain after they edged an even London derby 2-1 against Crystal Palace in a game that will be remembered for one of the goals of the season by Dele Alli.Palace had taken the lead at Selhurst Park after Jan Vertonghen steered Wilfried Zaha’s teasing cross into his own goal before Harry Kane headed Spurs level after the break.The hosts hit the woodwork twice in succession before Alli channelled his inner Paul Gascogine, flicking the ball over the defender and volleying brilliantly first time, on the turn, into the bottom corner from 20 yards.Nacer Chadli curled home another impressive finish in injury time to cement Spurs’ top-four spot as they also kept pace with the top three.Elsewhere, Watford held on to beat Newcastle 2-1 at Vicarage Road to clinch a third victory of the season over the Magpies.After beating their opponents in the FA Cup two weeks ago, the Hornets were at it again as Odion Ighalo scored for the 14th time this season just minutes after half time.Craig Cathcart bundled in what proved to be the winner just before the hour mark and Watford held on despite Jamal Lascelles’ consolation header.In the big game at the bottom, Sunderland battled well to earn a 1-1 draw with a lively Bournemouth side after falling behind in the early stages.Benik Afobe glanced in a stooping header to give the visitors the lead to grab his second top-flight goal since his £12m window move from Wolves.But Patrick van Aanholt levelled for the Black Cats – his second goal in as many games – although the point ensures Sam Allardyce’s side remain in the bottom three.Below Sunderland remain lowly Aston Villa, who held West Brom to a 0-0 draw at the Hawthorns.In the early game, Liverpool scored with virtually the last kick to clinch an astonishing 5-4 victory at Norwich.Premier League results:Crystal Palace 1-2 TottenhamLeicester 3-0 StokeManchester United 0-1 SouthamptonSunderland 1-1 BournemouthWatford 2-1 NewcastleWest Brom 0-0 Aston Villalast_img read more

Granada Hills home destroyed in fire

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas City160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! GRANADA HILLS — Flames destroyed a single-story home today in a blaze authorities said may had been caused by an explosion. No one was injured at the blaze at 10416 N. Collett Ave, which was reported at 6:26 p.m., said Ron Myers, a Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman. About 40 firefighters extinguished the fire in about 20 minutes. The home suffered “significant damage” and the fire may had started with an explosion in the garage, Myers said.last_img read more

Motorist sought in dog killings

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.As a witnesses tried to get the dogs off the road, the pickup made another pass, narrowly missing the person, Sedgwick said. The owner of the dogs is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest of the suspect. Anyone with more information was asked to call sheriff’s Investigator Kevin Duffy at the Hemet Station at (951) 791-3400. For the latest news and observations on crime in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, check out the Daily News’ crime blog by clicking here. VALLE VISTA – Authorities sought the public’s help today in finding the driver of a gray or silver Ford pickup who intentionally ran over two dogs in Valle Vista, killing them. The driver of the jacked-up, diesel-powered pickup ran over the dogs about 9 p.m. Saturday in the 44000 block of Highway 74, also known as Florida Avenue, according to Sgt. Mark Sedgwick of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. Witnesses told deputies two big dogs were running along the road, and the pickup driver intentionally swerved into one of them, Sedgwick said. Moments later, the driver turned around and ran down the second dog, he said. 160Want 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