Mike Tindall was alongside the host on today’s show, which included a fascinating interview with Swansea manager Garry Monk.
1 Roy Hodgson with Franco Baldini It’s finally over Tottenham fans.To round off a stunning weekend for Spurs, which saw them stuff Manchester City 4-1 at White Hart Lane, they have now got the news they’ve been looking forward to for some time.Technical director Franco Baldini has left the club by mutual consent after two years in charge of the club’s scouting and transfer policy.The Italian will forever be associated with signing the ‘Magnificent Seven’ in 2013, using the money the club earned from selling Gareth Bale to Real Madrid.Etienne Capoue, Vlad Chiriches, Paulinho and Roberto Soldado were all bought for sizeable sums and have already been offloaded, while Christian Eriksen, Nacer Chadli and Erik Lamela remain.Last year, Federico Fazio, Benjamin Stambouli and Michel Vorm were among the men he landed for Mauricio Pochettino, while this summer he was only involved in the sale of players.And even though Baldini played a significant role in a number of key sales, which recouped plenty of cash, Tottenham Hotspur fans are happy to see the back of him.You can see how they reacted to the news below…
AC Milan goalkeeper Diego Lopez Liverpool are ready to use Mario Balotelli as part of a deal to bring Diego Lopez to Anfield.The AC Milan goalkeeper is currently out of action due to injury and has found his spot under threat from teen star Gianluigi Donnarumma.The 16-year-old has been in stunning form since being given his chance and Lopez may struggle to get back into the side.As a result, the Spaniard is considering a move away and clubs in Europe have been placed on red alert.One of those teams, according to Calciomercato, is Liverpool and the Reds are ready to make a January swoop.In order to sweeten the deal boss Jurgen Klopp has reportedly given the green light for Balotelli to be used as a makeweight.The striker is already on loan at Milan and it is said he would prefer to remain in Italy. 1
21. Rob Elliot – take a look at the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking right 11 4. Jack Colback – take a look at the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking right 10. Siem de Jong – take a look at the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking right 11 2. Fabricio Coloccini – take a look at the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking right 11 18. Chancel Mbemba – take a look at the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking right 11 11 11 11 17. Ayoze Perez – take a look at the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking right 22. Daryl Janmaat – take a look at the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking right 11 8. Vurnon Anita – take a look at the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking right 11 11 5. Georginio Wijnaldum – take a look at the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking right 11 It’s been a disastrous two weeks in a desolate season for Newcastle United, and Sunday’s fixture against free-scoring Liverpool looks like an ominous task for a side completely devoid of confidence and character.Steve McClaren had to go back to the drawing board again this week, hauling his players into an impromptu training session the day after an embarrassing defeat to Crystal Palace.It remains to be seen which players survive the team sheet from that game, with poor performances across the pitch sparking rumours of a major shake-up in almost every position. Newcastle captain Fabricio Coloccini looked most likely to face the chop, but with injuries to Jamaal Lascelles and recently recalled Mike ‘Brazilianson’ Williamson, the Argentine is almost certain to start.Moussa Sissoko is another big name player whose position in the team could well be in doubt, but will McClaren decide to drop one of his club’s star players?Here’s how talkSPORT predict Newcastle could line up on Sunday. 43. Kevin Mbabu – take a look at the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking right 45. Aleksandar Mitrovi?
1 Borussia Monchengladbach are already hoping to open talks with Chelsea about a permanent move for on-loan defender Andreas Christensen.The 19-year-old joined the German club on a two-year loan spell during the summer and has impressed during his 17 Bundesliga appearances so far.Monchengladbach’s sporting director Max Eberl has now revealed that he wants to discuss a permanent switch as soon as this summer.He told German magazine Kicker: “Our intention is to try and get into talks with Chelsea in the summer.“Andreas fulfils everything we’ve seen in him. And we are delighted that we were able to take him on loan without any ifs and buts.” Andreas Christensen
CBS Corp. found in its consumer research of the TakeTV product that people liked its simplicity, compact size and price. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! TECHNOLOGY: The flash device made by SanDisk can transport shows from Internet. By May Wong THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SAN JOSE – Flash memory maker SanDisk Corp. today will debut an online video service and a USB flash drive that can carry television programs and videos from a computer for playback on TVs. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.The Sansa TakeTV video player – an ensemble of an oversized USB drive, remote control and a small dock that connects to a TV – and its accompanying video service, Fanfare, marks the latest attempt by a company looking to bridge content between the PC and the television. Similar to using a USB drive to store and move data files, users of TakeTV can drag-and-drop video files stored on their computer – Fanfare downloads, home videos or other unrestricted video content from the Web – onto the device. Users can then plug it into the cradle connected to a TV. A simple menu appears on the TV to scroll through the files for playback. The TakeTV player is $99.99 for a 4 gigabyte model and $149.99 for an 8 GB one that can hold up to 10 hours of video. Fanfare, in a test stage, offers premium TV shows for $1.99 per download – roughly the same price as rival services, but SanDisk says it hopes to ultimately provide a broad mixture of free and ad-supported content as well as pay-per-download videos. Fanfare’s catalog at launch is small, with about 85 titles. It features TV shows from CBS, including “CSI” and “Survivor”; Showtime; TV Guide; and Smithsonian Networks. Dozens of titles are being added each week, SanDisk said. The online video service is a new venture for Milpitas-based SanDisk, which is the leading maker of flash memory cards and holds a distant but steady second-place position behind Apple Inc. in the portable media player market with a 10percent share in the U.S., according to market researcher IDC.
SANTA FE SPRINGS – Bill Rounds, newly elected councilman, said he has no intention of making significant changes, but will ease his way into the job he was elected to Tuesday. “I’ll get in and look at everything, but I don’t see making big changes right away,” he said. Rounds, 57, said he is looking forward to working with the other council members, including Mayor Joe Serrano, 57, who was re-elected Tuesday to a second term. “I just want to make good, reasonable decisions,” he said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre “I’m very pleased with Bill’s victory,” said Councilman Ron Kernes, who decided to retire instead of seeking re-election after serving on the council for 29 years. “He is well-known in the community and has worked for for the city for as long as I have,” said Kernes, 68. Rounds, an engineering technician, has been on the Planning Commission for nine years and has worked with city and school organizations for the past 25 years. He said the deciding factor in his win was the fact of being a known commodity. “People know me because of my involvement, and I’ve earned their respect.” Rounds said. “I’ve worked my way up to the position.” Serrano did not return calls seeking comment on his successful campaign. firstname.lastname@example.org (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3028160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
WASHINGTON – Several Supreme Court justices on Wednesday expressed skepticism over a Maine law aimed at cracking down on Internet tobacco sales to children. Paul Stern, Maine’s deputy attorney general, argued that states like Maine are trying to protect public health by ensuring that tobacco does not end up in children’s hands. Federal law, however, bars states from regulating prices, routes or services of shipping companies. Under the Maine statute, companies must check packages against a list from the state attorney general of known unlicensed tobacco retailers. They must deliver only to the person to whom the package is addressed and a recipient under age 27 must present identification before the package can be delivered. Maine’s restrictions might leave delivery companies with little choice but to “get out of the business,” Chief Justice John Roberts suggested. A 2002 study concluded that Internet vendors sold 400 million packs of cigarettes annually, 2 percent of the cigarettes consumed in the United States, a figure that anti-smoking groups say is growing. The number of Internet cigarette vendors has risen sharply from 88 in January 2000 to 772 in January 2006, says Kurt Ribisl, an associate professor at the University of North Carolina’s school of public health who has spent the past eight years studying the issue.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “Congress wanted to end a certain category of regulation,” said Justice David Souter, challenging Stern’s argument that the congressional prohibition did not extend to the arena of public health. Justice Antonin Scalia said the practical effect of Maine’s law will be that Internet tobacco sellers will “just ship it through the postal service,” an area Congress has not addressed. Two lower courts ruled against Maine. But if Maine officials prevail in the Supreme Court, “any number of states will impose different standards on any number of different products that they deem unhealthy or unsafe,” say the three New England transportation company associations that filed suit. Intricate national delivery networks have been able to speed $6 trillion worth of packages to their destinations every year because Congress mandated that cargo carriers not be subject to an inefficient patchwork of state laws, the shipping companies argue. Like other states, Maine has imposed steep increases in cigarette taxes. So smokers nationwide increasingly are going online for bargains, and underage smokers are among them, according to anti-smoking groups.