Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea will begin the 2014/15 Premier League campaign with title aspirations but the manager knows there is little margin for error. Chelsea finished third last season, despite beating champions Manchester City and runners-up Liverpool both home and away, as defeats to Aston Villa, Sunderland and Crystal Palace proved costly. And Mourinho is well aware of the competition for the top spots in the standings. “I was a little part of the process that made Chelsea a force in the last decade, and I come back with the dream to try to be a little part again of the next decade. “That’s what we are doing, and for sure the results will come.” Eden Hazard will remain a key figure despite reports linking the Belgium playmaker – and Chelsea’s number 10 after changing his squad number – with moves to Paris St-Germain and Barcelona. “People like Eden bring the magic and win matches in one action,” added Mourinho, who praised and criticised Hazard at times last term. “They have the flair and the artist’s touch of the football. “At the same time, he was not just that. He had a big evolution and he scored more goals than before. “His work-rate for the team improved a lot too, so for a player like him he deserved it and the fact he was recognised by the fans gives him for sure more appetite for the next season to be even better.” “Next season will be very, very difficult, even more so (than last season),” Mourinho said on chelseafc.com. “I know Chelsea will be better, but maybe the other teams will be better too, so it will again be the kind of league where you don’t know if you’re going to finish first or finish sixth. “In this moment I have to think and feel and say we want to finish first.” For the first time in 14 years Chelsea will begin a season without Frank Lampard in the squad after the 2001 signing from West Ham, who went on to become the club’s record goalscorer, left at the end of his contract. After eight years at Chelsea, left-back Ashley Cole is also a free agent, although yet to confirm where he will play next season. The arrival of striker Diego Costa from Atletico Madrid is imminent to join his fellow Spain international Cesc Fabregas in a continuation of the evolution of the squad. “After 10 years of titles and great moments, this is a moment to rebuild again, because teams don’t last for ever,” Mourinho added. “Clubs yes, but not the teams. In the same club you have to build another team. Press Association
Ski runs in the discipline Super G, which are also the main rehearsal of B&H for the organization of the race of the European Cup in 2014 were held today on Bjelašnica. In the first race of the male competitions, competitors from Slovenia won all first five places. The race was also the first national championship of B&H in the Super G discipline. The best B&H skier was Igor Laikert who ended up on the tenth place. Second best B&H skier was Marko Rudić on the 21st place, and behind him Haris Hodžić, Benjamin Godinjak and Haris Begić.In the first race of the female competition, again best skiers were from Slovenia who won the first four places. Eight competitors participated in the female competition. Only skier from B&H was Ema Gicević who finished the race on the seventh place.Slovenian skiers were much better in the second race of the male competition, and the best skier was Klemen Krejac. Laikert won the eight places. Slovenian skier Katja Jasenko won in the second race of the female competition. First three places went to Slovenia, while Ema Gicević won the sixth place.
The pre-season schedule sees the Saints College Men’s Hockey program play teams from BCHL, BCIHL and ACAC. The Saints will open their exhibition slate against the Trail Smoke Eaters in the first-ever game between the two teams. “Our players and staff are very excited for the game against the Smoke Eaters and the opportunity to hopefully work towards making this game an annual event,” said Saints head coach Jeff Dubois.”We also have a pair of ex-Smokies (Logan Proulx/Darnell Dyck) who I know are looking forward to a fun and competitive game against their old team.” Selkirk will play its first home games of the preseason two weeks later when they host Keyano College from Fort McMurray, Alberta on Friday, September 13th (8 p.m., Nelson Recreation Complex) and Saturday, September 14th (4 p.m., Castlegar Recreation Complex). Keyano competes in the nine-team Alberta Colleges Athletics Conference. “Keyano College play in a highly competitive league against some of the top college teams in Canada,” said Dubois.”We’re very pleased that they’ve committed to make the trip to the West Kootenays and we’re also looking forward to playing in Nelson once again after a great experience winning our League Championship on that ice in March.” The Saints will then travel to Edmonton the following weekend for a trio of games against ACAC opponents. The team will open the weekend on Friday, September 20th against Concordia University before meeting the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology and MacEwan University on Saturday and Sunday respectively.The NAIT match-up will be much-anticipated on both sides, as it will be a meeting of the 2013 ACAC and BCIHL league champions.It will also see the Saints face off against last season’s team captain, Jordan Wood, who has moved on to complete his Business degree while competing for the Ooks. Selkirk will then return to wrap up their preseason schedule against Trinity Western University on Friday, September 27th (7:30 p.m, Nelson Recreation Complex) and Saturday, September 28th (7:30 p.m., Castlegar Recreation Complex). The Saints’ 2013/14 regular season schedule will be released in the coming days. For more information about the team, visit GoSaints.ca. Get ready to watch the 203 B.C. Intercolligiate Hockey League champion, Selkirk Saints, tune up with an eight-game exhibition tilt beginning Tuesday, August 27th in Trail.
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AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card Sheehan, who emerged as an anti-war activist after her son Casey was killed in Iraq in 2004, gained international attention when she set up a protest camp near U.S. President George W. Bush’s ranch in Texas last year. Sheehan, 48, who lives in Berkeley, said she would make up her mind before the Feb. 14 deadline for candidates to submit their statements for inclusion in the June primary ballot pamphlets. “I have to get back to California. I have to talk with my family. I have to see what’s going on and I have a lot of things to think about and consider,” she said. Sheehan couldn’t be reached again for comment after Feinstein’s announcement that she would back the filibuster. But her sister and assistant Dede Miller, a co-founder of the group Gold Star Families for Peace, said that while it was good Feinstein would back the filibuster, Sheehan probably would still consider running. “We’ll see. There are still a lot of other issues,” Miller said, noting Sheehan strongly disagreed with Feinstein’s stance on Iraq as well. “Honestly, it wouldn’t surprise me if she did.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! CARACAS, Venezuela – U.S. peace activist Cindy Sheehan, whose son was killed in Iraq, said she was considering running against Sen. Dianne Feinstein because she thinks the California lawmaker has been too supportive of the war. Sheehan issued a statement Friday saying her decision to oppose Feinstein would also depend on whether the Democratic senator backed a filibuster of Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito. Later in the day, Feinstein announced she would support the filibuster, reversing an earlier position that she did not think the move was justified. Reached by telephone in Venezuela, where she was attending the World Social Forum, Sheehan criticized Feinstein for voting to send U.S. troops into Iraq in 2003 and for not demanding a troop withdrawal as the war has dragged on. “Somebody needs to get in there who can credibly challenge her on her war record,” Sheehan told The Associated Press.
SAN FRANCISCO — Fewer than 24 hours after making their fans’ hearts skip beats and their manager’s hair fall out in a too-close-for-comfort, one-run win, the Giants looked ready to “torture” the home crowd in a different way.For the first seven innings of Wednesday’s matinee against the Oakland A’s, the Giants were sleepwalking. Their pitches found barrels, their bats whiffed in the strike zone and they appeared destined to suffer a big, embarrassing blowout loss.Then came a furious, five-run …
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Tottenham manager Pochettino: I tell Rose to stop thinking so much!by Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has revealed the advice he gives to his left back Danny Rose.There was a time when it seemed as though Rose would be on his way out of Spurs.But he has fought back and emerged as their best left back again.When asked about Rose, Pochettino said to the Evening Standard: “Yes. There’s no doubt about Danny Rose’s quality. He’s a great player. “But like all players with quality, he needs to be focused on his job — focus, train and care about yourself and don’t think too much. “I’m always saying, ‘Danny — hey, you’re thinking too much, you need to stop, work and deliver the job we want!’ “When he arrives at the training ground, he asks, ‘What are we going to do? Laps, a training session, a tactical session? Gym or no gym? Shower or no shower? Eat or not eat?’ Stop, relax! “We think for him, but sometimes he tries to think for us. We’ve said, ‘Danny, you spend too much energy in thinking about everything. You need to stop. When you drive home, you can start to think again.'”He spends too much energy and then he doesn’t have energy for what he needs to do. And that is a dangerous situation.”
John McGinn: Aston Villa punished for lack of experienceby Paul Vegas25 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveJohn McGinn says Aston Villa were punished for a lack of experience in Saturday’s draw with Burnley.The hosts blew their one-goal lead twice in the 2-2 result at Villa Park.McGinn said: “We didn’t manage the game properly and we got punished.”I know we are inexperienced at this level a lot of us but we are learning the hard way.”It is painful, you want to win. It doesn’t matter the level whether it is League Two or anywhere, you want to win games.If you have just scored it is so important, everyone knows you are vulnerable.”But we concede and it is a kick in the teeth because it is a game we deserve to win.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions. Prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions.Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to [email protected] or tweet FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The North Peace could see another 5 to 10 cm of snow before the Pacific frontal system moves out of the area late Sunday.A snowfall warning remains in place for the B.C. Peace and the Pine Pass. The current snowfall will start to slow at around noon on Sunday. On Saturday the Fort St. John Airport received 4.6 cm of snow.The system that moved into the area is forecast to bring anywhere from 10 to 25 cm of snow depending on the location in the B.C. Peace. Drivebc.ca reports most area highways are snow covered with blowing snow. If you plan on travelling today, slow down, and visit www.drivebc.ca for current conditions and highway cameras.A weather warning is also in effect for the Alberta Peace. Environment Canada says that region could see snow but also freezing rain. The warning says “A disturbance is moving through Alberta spreading a band of heavy snow and freezing rain. Freezing rain has switched to snow this morning. Total snowfall is expected to be 10 to 20 cm. Snow will taper off this evening.”See the full warning for the B.C. Peace below.3:42 AM PST Sunday 04 November 2018Snowfall warning in effect for:B.C. North Peace RiverB.C. South Peace RiverSnowfall with total amounts of 10 to 20 cm continues.A frontal system is tracking across the BC interior this morning. Snow will continue this morning in the BC Peace River region and taper to flurries near noon with additional amounts of 5 to 10 cm expected.
The NCAA shouldn’t suspend Jim Tressel for more than two games. It shouldn’t fine him more than $250,000. It shouldn’t bar him from spring practice and summer workouts. After it finishes its investigation, the NCAA should recommend Jim Tressel’s termination as head football coach at The Ohio State University. This incident is further proof that college athletics is spinning out of control, and a message needs to be sent to university presidents and athletic directors who let rule-breaking coaches keep their jobs because they win games and sell tickets. And that’s exactly why Tressel, who said he never considered resigning, didn’t tell the athletic department that he had received an e-mail from an attorney indicating OSU football players were selling memorabilia to Edward Rife. Rife, the owner of Fine Line Ink tattoo parlor, is one of the focal points of a federal drug investigation. Tressel’s contract states that he is bound to report any possible violation immediately. He didn’t. When Regular Joe with a normal job breaches his contract, he gets the boot. So should The Vest. “I am sorry and disappointed this happened,” Tressel said. “At the time the situation occurred, I thought I was doing the right thing.” Doing the right thing? Surely a deeply religious man with a newly released book titled “Life Promises for Success: Promises from God on Achieving Your Best” knows the difference between right and wrong. Or does he? Maurice Clarett and Troy Smith, the highest-profile players of the Tressel era other than current Buckeye quarterback Terrelle Pryor, were both suspended for accepting improper benefits. Tressel also had a player do the same thing at Youngstown State. It’s clear that Tressel, also author of “The Winner’s Manual,” wants to win at all cost. The mantra is shared by athletic director Gene Smith and university President E. Gordon Gee, who make up the university’s “Big Three.” When asked whether he considered firing Tressel, Gee gave a clear indication of who actually runs the university. “No, are you kidding?” Gee said with a laugh. “Let me be very clear: I’m just hoping the coach doesn’t dismiss me.” I rest my case. At this point OSU has given Tressel a slap on the wrist. The NCAA should break his arm.