Podcast: Sportsday on talkSPORT 2, August 4

first_imgThis Thursday morning on Sportsday we continue our build-up to the start of the Olympics as Andy Murray has been confirmed as Team GB’s flagbearer for the Olympic Games opening ceremony in Rio tomorrow.We also looked back on day one of the third Test between England and Pakistan at Edgbaston. Sohail Khan marked his first Test for five years with 5-96 as the visitors bowled England out for 297.We discussed last night’s Champions League action as Moussa Dembele scored a dramatic stoppage-time penalty as Celtic moved one round away from the Champions League group stage.And we looked ahead to tonight’s Europa League and Super League action.All brought to you by Russ Hargreaves and the team.last_img

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Rose reveals one club wanted to check he wasn’t ‘crazy’ after depression remarks

first_img 2 REPLY no dice REVEALED Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card ADVICE Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City England boss Southgate and Rose are set to feature on a BBC show about mental health Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won A club interested in signing Danny Rose last summer wanted to make sure he was not ‘crazy’, the England defender has revealed in BBC One documentary A Royal Team Talk: Tackling Mental Health.The Tottenham left-back opened up about his struggles with depression in the build up to the 2018 World Cup, an illness which was triggered by a significant knee injury and the death of a close family member. Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars tense Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ gameday cracker deals Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT 2 shining Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move huge blow Danny Rose has said a club had to check he wasn’t ‘crazy’ after he opened up about his depression Rose, who has also spoken out strongly on racism, featured five times for the Three Lions on their way to the semi-final of the World Cup.After being made available to leave Spurs, Rose won over Mauricio Pochettino and became his first-choice left-back as the club earned a fourth successive top-four finish in the Premier League and booked a spot in the Champions League final against Liverpool.After being made available to leave Spurs, Rose won over Mauricio Pochettino and became his first-choice left-back as the club earned a fourth successive top-four finish in the Premier League and booked a spot in the Champions League final against Liverpool.Listen to Drivetime on talkSPORT from 4pm to hear an exclusive, wide-ranging interview with Danny Rose LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS LATEST In the wake of his revelation, a club interested in signing him insisted they wanted to meet him to check on his mental state.The potential move fell through, but Rose, who is still angry at the situation, says the unnamed club in question have scuppered any chance of signing him in the future.He said: “I think there’s still a long way to go in football because in the summer I was speaking to another club, and they said, ‘The club would like to meet you, just to check that you’re not crazy’. Because of what I’d said and what I’d been through. “I was embarrassed, as whatever I’ve been through I like to think it doesn’t affect me doing my job. I still know I’ll always give a hundred per cent.“In the end they didn’t put a bid in, but to think that people assume I might be crazy is embarrassing and I’m still angry about it to this day.“If that opportunity came around again I’d definitely say no now.”The 28-year-old discussed the issue with Football Association president Prince William for the documentary, which airs on Sunday at 10.30pm.It forms part of the Mental Health Awareness Week and Rose and other footballers such as Peter Crouch,Thierry Henry and Gareth Southgate use the documentary to highlight the importance of talking about men’s mental health.last_img read more

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Five things Liverpool must do to guarantee a Premier League title win

first_img Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman Getty Images – Getty Danny Murphy says Liverpool will win the Premier LeagueTheir first meeting is at Anfield on November 10 with the reverse fixture at the Etihad on April 4, 2020. There are just six Premier League games following that match in Manchester.Avoid injuriesIt is likely to be another long, gruelling season for Liverpool with the four different competitions they are still involved in.They will be expecting another run in the Champions League as they look to defend that crown they won against Tottenham in Madrid.Injuries are something largely out of their control but significant injuries to key players could have an adverse effect on any title challenge. Jurgen Klopp and his Liverpool side lead the Premier League by eight points Virgil van Dijk has been key to Liverpool’s success Sunderland vs Grimsby (Tuesday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2Germany vs Argentina (Wednesday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2Russia vs Scotland (Thursday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2Czech Republic vs England (Friday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORTCoventry vs Tranmere (Sunday, 12pm) – talkSPORT 2 They have coped remarkably well with an injury to goalkeeper Alisson Becker with Adrian having to step in.If they were to lose players like Virgil van Dijk or one or two of their front three then it could upset the balance of the side.Rotation may be vital in the coming weeks.Improve against ‘Big Six’ sidesLiverpool may have only lost once and drew seven games last season but that defeat and four of those draws came against the top six sides.Maintaining a 100 per cent record throughout the season is unlikely and to maximise their chance of finishing top then they need to pick up more points against the top six sides. Liverpool have made a blistering start to the 2019/20 season with eight straight victories and are already eight points clear at the top.Jurgen Klopp’s side left it late to get all three points against Leicester on Saturday with James Milner grabbing the winning goal from the penalty spot.Many commentators, pundits and former players are already handing them the title but there are still 30 games left to play.Here is what Liverpool need to do to guarantee they win the Premier League title. 3 Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:45Loaded: 22.03%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:45 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Simon Jordan shares his view on Jurgen KloppThere will be plenty of noise and hype around the team and many people already handing them the title but there are still 30 games and 90 points still up for grabs.They can guarantee the title if they stay focused at the task at hand and continue of the trajectory they have already set for themselves. Spurs investigation into alleged racial abuse of Rudiger is so far ‘inconclusive’ Steve Round reveals how Mikel Arteta convinced him to join Arsenal staff LIVE on talkSPORT appointed Win every gameThese are the words from Klopp himself when asked what Liverpool need to do to win the title.Following the Reds’ win over Chelsea last month, Klopp said: “It’s the only chance we have to be honest. The only chance in that league for us is to win all the games because our opponents are too strong.”They are yet to drop a point all season while title rivals City have already dropped eight points.Everyone at the Merseyside club will be wary of getting too ahead of themselves, though, with the way Guardiola’s side finished last season. Check out all the live commentaries coming up across the talkSPORT network this week update They went on an epic run of 14 straight victories to snatch the title.Even looking further back, Liverpool threw away a five-point lead with three games to play while Brendan Rodgers was manager when they looked certain to lift the trophy.Don’t lose to Man CityLet’s be honest, winning all 38 games in the season is highly unlikely.City may have already slipped up but that deficit could easily be whittled back in their two meetings this season.It is important for Liverpool to not lose to their rivals. A draw will mean no ground lost and the opportunity to keep them at arms length, presuming they will still be ahead when they meet. 3 3 Liverpool transfer news live: Star man wanted by Real Madrid, Mbappe latest and more Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti stalemate Getty Images – Getty Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship latest LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta Sadio Mane has scored five goals in the Premier League this season Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:30Loaded: 11.02%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:30 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen Tottenham were the only side they beat twice in the league while they only got one point against City.Against Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United, they drew and won in the their two games against each of these sides.They have already beaten Chelsea and Arsenal so far and face Man United and Arsenal in their next two Premier League games.Don’t get carried away with their own hypeTheir start to the season has been remarkable and is something no one has ever done before.They are just two wins away from breaking Manchester City’s record 18 straight Premier League wins in 2017.As many at Liverpool keep reminding everybody, the title is not won after the first eight games of the season.last_img read more

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German media leaks Qatar World Cup ‘corruption’ report

first_imgQatar’s successful bid for the 2022 World Cup looks set to become mired in fresh controversy after the leaking of a secret FIFA report into the 2010 bidding contests.That highly controversial process saw Russia beat several European bids, including England’s, to win the right to host the 2018 World Cup and the tiny but wealthy Gulf state overcome the likes of the United States for 2022.After repeated claims about corruption in the run-up to those votes, FIFA asked its then-chief ethics investigator Michael Garcia to compile a report into the bidding nations for both World Cup, which he produced in 2014.His 430-page investigation has never been published before – FIFA, instead, put out a 42-page summary which Garcia promptly disowned – but now German newspaper Bild has obtained a copy of the original. It is understood that its contents will be published in two parts on Tuesday and Wednesday but the lead journalist Peter Rossberg began releasing extracts via social media on Monday night – the early indications are that his scoop will heap more suspicion on Qatar’s bid, in particular.Among the early revelations from the Garcia report are claims that the Qataris flew three members of FIFA’s executive committee to a party in Rio on a private jet shortly before the December 2010 vote on the 2018/2022 hosts, the Qatari bid used access to its state-of-the-art Aspire sports academy to influence voters and £1.6million was sent to a bank account belonging to the 10-year-old daughter of another ExCo voter.That last allegation was first made by the Daily Telegraph in 2014 and there is a sense from what has emerged so far that much of this has been heard before – Rossberg himself wrote on Facebook that there are “no surprises” for anybody who has followed this story closely. In fact, he goes on to write that “the report does not provide proof that World Cup 2018 or 2022 has been bought”.But he then accurately describes the Garcia report as another piece in the puzzle and suggests that only when all those pieces are put together will the complete picture be obvious. The Bild exclusive also reveals how world football’s governing body sanitised Garcia’s findings in the summary of his report by FIFA ethics judge Joachim Eckert.In a section on how the Qatari bid used Aspire, which had satellite operations in five countries with FIFA voters, to “curry favour with executive committee members”, Garcia wrote “those actions served to undermine the integrity of the bidding process”.But Eckert translated this as “potentially problematic facts and circumstances” which “were, all in all, not suited to compromise the integrity of the Fifa World Cup 2018/2022 bidding process as a whole”.It is little wonder that an indignant Garcia returned to the US accusing Eckert of making “numerous materially incomplete and erroneous representations”.Whether the appearance of his complete work will correct any of those representations enough to threaten Qatar’s staging of the World Cup is debatable, as the once-incredible project has withstood everything that has been thrown at it so far and there appears to be little appetite at FIFA to revisit its most contentious decision.That does not mean, however, Qatar 2022 is out of the woods, though, as criminal investigations into the bid, some fuelled by Garcia’s early work, continue in France, Switzerland and elsewhere, while the country’s diplomatic row with its Gulf neighbours will raise serious questions about its suitability to stage a major global event if it is not resolved in the coming months.FIFA has been contacted for comment.last_img read more

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Stratford cross country sweeps team titles at home “The Bear” Invitational

first_imgGirlsTeam scores: 1. Stratford 44; 2. Mosinee 64; 3. Auburndale 64; 4. Marathon 89; 5. Prentice/Rib Lake 106; 6. Spencer 134.Top 10 individuals: 1. Anna Buchberger (MAR) 20:52.7; 2. Johnelle Miner (ST) 21:04.2; 3. Autum Wickman (ATH) 21:38.2; 4. Alysha Stieber (MAR) 21:39.4; 5. Macie Schillinger (ST) 21:46.4; 6. Isabella Jewell (AUB) 21:56.9; 7. Nadia King (SP) 22:27.9; 8. Cassy Kurth (PRL) 22:28.4; 9. Kaylee Hollatz (ST) 22:38.8; 10. Mallorie Barabas (MOS) 22:58.7.Other Stratford finishers: 21. Sammy Griesbach 24:23.0; 24. Heather Greenberg 24:50.9; 26. Samantha Kaiser 25:04.4; 28. Courtney Krall 25:34.4; 44. Taya Nett 27:26.2; 45. Sydney Boeger 27:38.9; 47. Gabby Leonhard 27:49.6; 54. Shalynn Griesmer 29:24.2; 56. Brittany Bredemann 29:37.3; 57. Bailey Bohman 29:43.6; 58. Kylah Wenzel 29:45.2; 59. Heather Pupp 29:53.2; 62. Julia Schneider 30:08.6; 69. Dahlia Gross 33:20.1; 72. Sam Manecke 34:05.6.Other Auburndale finishers: 11. Katie Leick 23:00.9; 13. Kali Karl 23:17.4; 19. Jordy Richardson 23:55.2; 22. Anna Kollross 24:27.9; 40. Hunter Hilber 27:08.4; 46. Alyssa Kollross 27:49.6; 50. Amanda Momont 28:23.2; 66. Sam Jensen 32:07.8; 71. Chyann Haffenbredl 33:48.9.Other Spencer finishers: 23. Kaitlin Kasch 24:35.6; 37. Leigh Anne Sieracki 26:34.3; 41. Cinnamin Harwood 27:23.7; 42. Tiffany Meinders 27:24.0; 48. Sydney Johnson 27:51.9; 49. Sabrina Vircks 27:54.7; 55. Lauren Faber 29:28.7; 67. Alyssa Stoiber 32:25.2; 68. Felicia Bauer 32:48.1.BoysTeam scores: 1. Stratford 44; 2. Marathon 60; 3. Prentice/Rib Lake 77; 4. Mosinee 81; 5. Athens 95; 6. Auburndale 160; Spencer incomplete.Top 10 individuals: 1. Joshua Langteau (ATH) 17:21.6; 2. Xavier Lechleitner (MAR) 17:50.2; 3. John Geissinger (ST) 18:11.9; 4. Mason Tomany (MOS) 18:23.2; 5. Cody Simonson (ATH) 18:27.8; 6. Donald Dums (PRL) 18:46.5; 7. Josh Guyer (ST) 18:55.0; 8. Jordan Balz (MAR) 18:59.0; 9. Grayson Barrett (MOS) 19:03.9; 10. Cade Lehman (ST) 19:04.0.Other Stratford finishers: 11. Lucas Heidmann 19:10.5; 13. Paul Huther 19:16.5; 30. Chris Zuelke 21:06.4; 31. Lance Heidmann 21:14.2; 34. Brenden Fecker 21:30.2; 36. Isaac Guyer 21:35.5; 46. Jacob Danen 22;12.0; 48. Sam Schoenfuss 22:23.0; 58. David Snortheim 23:16.2; 65. Erik Oertel 24:24.4;67. Jacob Pearcce 25:29.4; 73. Davis Dietel 34:36.2; 74. Ethan Young 34:36.2.Auburndale finishers: 12. Carver Empey 19:16.3; 37. Matt Leick 21:37.3; 42. John Sebold 21:49.1; 44. Darren Kieffer 21:53.6; 55. Ben Hamill 23:02.5; 59. Josh Steczynski 23:36.3; 63. Josh Peplinski 24:15.2; 64. Trevor Haumschild 24:21.0; 72. Ryan Patyk 29:05.8.Spencer finishers: 29. Bobby Pilz 21:02.2; 52. Lukas Ellefson 22:41.5; 66. Luke Baehr 25:20.2; 70. Colten Post 27:06.4. Miner second in girls race, Geissinger third for Stratford boysBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterSTRATFORD — Johnelle Miner was second in the girls race and John Geissinger took third in the boys race to lead the Stratford cross country teams to victories at the 2015 Stratford “The Bear” Invitational on Monday at Frey Field.Anna Buchberger of Marathon won the girls race in 20:52.7, 11 ½ seconds ahead of Miner. Macie Schillinger took fifth (21:46.4), and Kaylee Hollatz was ninth (22:38.8) to put three Stratford runners in top nine. The Tigers had 44 points, 20 better than second-place Mosinee.Auburndale was third, Spencer took sixth, and each had a top-10 finisher. Isabella Jewell was sixth for the Apaches (21:56.9), and Nadia King took seventh for the Rockets (22:27.9).The Stratford boys also finished with 44 points, 16 better than Marathon. Auburndale was sixth, and Spencer had an incomplete squad with only four runners.Joshua Langteau of Athens won the boys race in 17:21.6, 29 seconds in front of Marathon’s Xavier Lechleitner. Geissinger was third in 18:11.9 to lead Stratford.Josh Guyer was seventh (18:55.0), and Cade Lehman took 10th (19:04.0) to help lift the Tigers to the team title.Carver Empey took 12th in 19:16.3 for Auburndale’s top finish. Bobby Pilz led Spencer by taking 29th in 21:02.2.Stratford, Auburndale, and Spencer will all compete at the Smiley Invitational in Wausau on Saturday.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)2015 Stratford “The Bear” InvitationalSept. 14, at Frey Field, Spencerlast_img read more

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Executive Book Club: February 2013

first_imgAll In: How the Best Managers Create a Culture of Belief and Drive Big Results To have any hope of succeeding as a manager, you need to get your people all in. Whether you manage the smallest of teams or a multi-continent organization, you are the owner of a work culture—congratulations—and few things will have a bigger impact on your performance than getting your people to buy into your ideas and your cause and to believe what they do matters. Bestselling authors of The Carrot Principle and The Orange Revolution, Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton return to answer the most overlooked leadership questions of our day: Why are some managers able to get their employees to commit wholeheartedly to their culture and give that extra push that leads to outstanding results? And how can managers at any level build and sustain a profitable, vibrant work-group culture of their own?  For more information on All In: How the Best Managers Create a Culture of Belief and Drive Big Results, or to visit the SHRMStore, click here.last_img read more

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AFF at LibertyCon

first_imgAll Conference Pizza PartyOn Saturday night, LibertyCon’s attendees came together to close out the conference at a reception co-sponsored by AFF and Young Voices. Over pizza,drinks, and dancing, attendees had the chance to network and relax after a productive weekend of learning about liberty.Did you miss the chance to connect with us at LibertyCon this year? If so, be sure to sign up for our email list to stay up to date on everything we’re doing! Last weekend, the AFF team was at LibertyCon, one of the biggest conferences for liberty-friendly students and young professionals, hosted by Students for Liberty. Take a look below at a few of the exciting events we were a part of:Staying Connected LuncheonOn Saturday afternoon, we co-hosted a luncheon on maintaining a connection to the liberty movement after graduation, alongside DonorsTrust and Talent Market. Students and young professionals had the opportunity to hear about opportunities to continue to advance free market ideas through communities, charitable giving, and careers.last_img read more

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Guardiola was angry – Toure

first_imgManchester City Toure reveals Guardiola anger with City’s Feyenoord display Dom Farrell 06:55 11/23/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) YayaToure - cropped Getty Images Manchester City UEFA Champions League Manchester City v Feyenoord Premier League Yaya Touré Guardiola Manchester City beat their Dutch opponents 1-0, but the Catalan was unhappy that they allowed their standards to slip on Tuesday evening Undefeated Manchester City felt the sharp end of Pep Guardiola’s tongue after letting their standards slip against Feyenoord, according to Yaya Toure.With qualification to the Champions League knockout stages already secure, Guardiola made seven changes to his starting line-up for the visit of the faltering Eredivisie holders and a patchy, listless contest was drifting towards a goalless conclusion before Raheem Sterling expertly dispatched his 11th goal of the season two minutes from time.That made it five wins out of five in Europe this term, securing top spot in Group F in the process, while City have taken a remarkable 34 points from the 36 on offer in the Premier League. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Speaking after Saturday’s considerably more impressive 2-0 win at Leicester, Guardiola said he would “kill” his players if they became complacent and strong words were dished out in the aftermath of Tuesday’s match at the Etihad Stadium.”It’s human nature that sometimes you are a little bit lazy, think you’re super or arrogance can go in your head – especially when you are young,” said veteran midfielder Toure, following only his third start of the campaign.”You look beautiful and think you’re going to be the best. But you have to be careful because a modest team like Feyenoord, you see they came in and maybe could have surprised us.”At the end the manager was quite angry with the team, of course. We can do better than that.”We could have scored [more] because we had chances. We played lazily. You have to focus and respect the opponent.”We had to be patient but we got the win! Let’s continue to keep this going #ComeOnCity pic.twitter.com/y8Xp5vLvLz — Yaya Toure (@YayaToure) November 22, 2017 Post-game irritation from Guardiola or Toure’s own frank assessment is unlikely to shift the perception that City are better placed to make a far more convincing bid for Champions League glory than at any other time over their previous six seasons in the competitions.”I have to stay positive. We are in good form,” said the 35-year-old, a winner under Guardiola with Barcelona in the 2009 final.”When you see all the top teams, they all struggle a little bit. When I see Juventus, or Madrid, Barcelona – all these kind of teams – we’ve got to be a stronger and better team.”Statistics mean nothing. We have to play against them and see where we are.”Under Manuel Pellegrini, City were knocked out in back-to-back seasons by Barcelona after drawing the Liga giants in the last 16.It is a fate they will avoid this time around as fellow group winners, although this week’s results mean Real Madrid and likely Bayern Munich too will progress as second-place finishers – making them, along with Juventus, potential heavyweight opponents for Guardiola’s men in the new year.Toure is confident his colleagues are a match for all-comers but added with a chuckle: “No, I don’t want these teams now. Further, further! If all the top teams finish first then it is good.”last_img read more

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