Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? RANKED no dice huge blow Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Latest Football News REVEALED Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade He joined the Hammers at the age of eight and made 187 appearances, before Chelsea bought him for £6.6m in 2003.And Pearce, who was Cole’s team-mate during his West Ham days, told talkSPORT: “They had some wonderful talent, Joe being one of them.“They all came through together – a clutch of really talented young players.“He enjoyed his time at West Ham, they encouraged his talent. I think the fans love that sort of Di Canio type, someone who can go out there and show their talent. Joe Cole was a star from a young age at West Ham REVEALED Cole said in a statement: “After 20 years as a professional, the time has come for me to hang up my boots. It has been a dream come true. All of it.“Whatever is next, I hope the next two decades are as special as my last 20 years as a professional have been. A huge thanks to everyone who helped me along that path.”Want to see talkSPORT’s brilliant Breakfast duo Alan Brazil and Ally McCoist live on tour? Buy tickets for their London show here. “He flourished with that and got even better when he went to Chelsea and onwards.”The 37-year bows out of professional football after 716 appearances, scoring 104 goals for seven different clubs.He made his international debut for England aged 19 and went on to earn 56 caps, appearing at three separate World Cups. MONEY ADVICE Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Stuart Pearce has paid tribute to the West Ham youth system for producing talent like Joe Cole.The former Hammer today announced his retirement after an illustrious 20-year playing career which saw him win three Premier League titles and two FA Cups with Chelsea.Cole was originally part of West Ham’s ‘golden generation’ which went on to achieve huge success, alongside the likes of Michael Carrick, Frank Lampard and Rio Ferdinand. 3 The Englishman won every domestic trophy with the Blues BEST OF 3 Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade
Arcata >> Cyle Watkins’ first few outings in a Humboldt Crabs uniform weren’t much to write home about.He’d probably be the first one to tell you that, too.But in his first start of the summer, he made sure to resemble the exact opposite of the pitcher people at the Arcata Ball Park saw in early June.Watkins, a Eureka High graduate a year ago, spun six shutout innings of three-hit ball while getting plenty of backing from his offense — which is basically the norm these days — as the Crabs …
PITTSBURGH, Pa. — The A’s can’t get home soon enough.After it looked like they would win in 13 innings Sunday at PNC Park, the home team clawed back, and Pirates center fielder Starling Marte’s walkoff home run handed the A’s a 5-3 loss.Fernando Rodney served it up, spoiling what looked to be a terrific pitching performance by the A’s.As a result, the A’s wrapped up this road trip with just one win in nine games. It’s time to Partay!#RAISEIT pic.twitter.com/qRnjvzJOoM— Pirates …
The Queensland State Championships wrapped up for 2013 and some results are below.Men’s Open – South Queensland Sharks (12) def Brisbane City Cobras (9)Player of the Final – Drumayne Dayberg-Muir (South Qld) Women’s Open – Brisbane City Cobras (5) def South Queensland (3)Player of the Final – Emily Hennessey (Brisbane)Mixed Open – South Queensland Sharks (11) def Brisbane City (10)Female Player of the Final – Kylie Gainer (South Qld)Male Player of the Final – Steve Loutitt (South Qld)Men’s 20s – South Queensland Sharks 2 (11) def South Queensland Sharks 1 (9)Player of the Final – Kyle Hadwen (South Qld 2)Women’s 20s – Brisbane City Cobras (9) def South Queensland Sharks (1)Player of the Final – Laura Waldie (Brisbane)Women’s 27s Champions – Australian Defence TouchWomen’s 35s – South Queensland Sharks (6) def South West Queensland Swans (5)Player of the Final – Jody English (South Qld)2013 Regional Champions – South Queensland SharksFor full results, go to http://www.sportingpulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?c=14-8575-0-0-0&a=COMPSThank you to Queensland Touch Football for providing the article content.Related LinksState Champs Results
Prior to the start of the State of Origin series, the two captains of the men’s open teams Steve Roberts (New South Wales) and Daniel Withers (Queensland) shared their final thoughts.Steve Roberts on…The first game:“The nerves are starting to creep in but there is a good feeling amongst the boys. We are seeking redemption from the last time we played.”The 2012 series loss:“We’ve spoken more so about us and what we can do. I think we are masters of our own destiny. We talked about our attitude and getting that right.”The sky blue of New South Wales:“Whenever you put on a rep jersey, I always wear it with pride. That’s the feeling we are trying to distil in everyone within the team. It is up there with the fastest touch you will play, alongside the Trans-Tasman series. It is really exciting and the skill level out there will be on show.”Daniel Withers on…His team:“We are pumped and are really keen to go. We have got some really young guys who are just enthusiastic and are tearing at the bit to get out there and prove they are more than good enough.”Pressure of being defending champions and playing in Queensland:“At the end of the day you just have to take it as another game. For us it is about coming down tonight, turning up and make sure for 40 minutes we rip and tear, take care of a few things in our game plan and make the scoreboard in our favour.”Team’s preparation:“We had our last session a couple of weeks ago and it was incredibly sharp. I was probably the most sharpest session I’ve ever walked away from in my touch career. We are extremely excited and to see these young boys out there, and if they can bring their A-game, it will just be awesome.”State of Origin series:“You look at the rugby league guys and the New South Wales versus Queensland rivalry, nothing changes. It is probably the fastest game you will ever be involved in and to get out there, play at this level, against some of your mates and the best players in the world, there is no better stage to be running on.”There are plenty of ways to keep up-to-date with all of the latest results, news and information from the 2014 State of Origin. The Touch Football Australia and State of Origin websites will be updated regularly throughout the event with all of the latest information and can be found by clicking on the links below: www.soo.mytouchfooty.com www.touchfootball.com.au All of Touch Football Australia’s social media pages will be regularly updated throughout the NYC event, so be sure to ‘like’ and ‘follow’ us by clicking on the links below. Facebook – www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustralia Twitter – www.twitter.com/touchfootyaus (be sure to use the hashtag #soo2014) Instagram – www.instagram.com/touchfootballaustralia (be sure to use the hashtag #soo2014) The TFA YouTube channel will also have highlights and live games streamed throughout the event. Please click on the link below to be taken to the channel, and be sure to become a subscriber to the channel – www.youtube.com/touchfootballausPlease note, the link for the Open’s games by television production company, Power Productions – https://new.livestream.com/powerproductions/2014stateoforiginseriesRelated LinksCaptain’s tales: Men
Twitter/@ClemsonFBClemson, last year’s national runner-up, opened up its 2016 training camp yesterday. The Tigers are considered one of the favorites to win this year’s national championship after coming up just short in 2015.Besides a Heisman candidate at quarterback and an intimidating home field, Clemson is known for its social media presence. The program dropped a highlight video this afternoon recapping yesterday’s practice.Clemson aims to take the next step in 2016.Lace up. Strap in. Cross the line. #Clemson Football is here. Finish with no regrets. #ALLIN #BYOG pic.twitter.com/oxL4kEKCrC— Clemso Football (@ClemsonFB) August 4, 2016The Tigers open up their 2016 season at Auburn on Sept. 3. Kick-off is set for 9 p.m. ET on ESPN.To see what Auburn has been up to in its camp, click here.
Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (16,204.62, up 35.34 points).Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Health care. Down 51 cents, or 4.18 per cent, to $11.68 on 29 million shares.RNC Minerals. (TSX:RNX). Metals. Down three cents, or 3.61 per cent, to 80 cents on 11.6 million shares.Aphria Inc. (TSX:APH). Health care. Down $1.22, or 6.42 per cent, to $17.78 on 9.7 million shares.Wallbridge Mining Co. Ltd. (TSX:WM). Metals. Down 5.5 cents, or 22 per cent, to 19.5 cents on 9.7 million shares.B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO). Gold. Down 11 cents, or 3.75 per cent, to $2.82 on 6.4 million shares.Canopy Growth Corp. (TSX:WEED). Health care. Down $3.34, or 4.94 per cent, to $64.30 on 6.2 million shares.Companies reporting major news:Restaurant Brands International. (TSX:QSR). Unchanged at $77.07. Tim Hortons will seek to shut down an apparent knock-off restaurant in India that uses a name and branding very similar to the coffee-and-doughnut chain. Tim Hottens, located in Yamunanagar, India, is two letters away from the coffee chain in its name. Its logo and branding appear to mimic the Canadian chain’s as well.Cenovus Energy Inc. (TSX:CVE). Up $1.08 or nine per cent to $13.09. Cenovus shares closed up nine per cent after the oilsands producer said it signed three-year deals with Canada’s major rail companies to move 100,000 barrels per day of heavy crude oil by rail. CEO Alex Pourbaix said after markets closed on Wednesday that the deals will allow the company to go around clogged pipelines that are linked to multi-year high discounts in prices for Canadian heavy oil versus New York-traded benchmark crude.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – A travel advisory has been issued for all highways north of the Peace River.A winter storm warning remains in place for the B.C. Peace. The heavy snow and strong winds have caused dangerous road conditions. YRB North Peace Quality Manager Greg McNeil said the travel advisory was issued just before midnight Friday morning. McNeil said that heavy winds and snowfall have caused hazardous driving conditions, and road maintenance crews are recommending that all non-essential travel stop until the travel advisory has ended.Caribou Road Services previously issued a travel advisory for Highway 97 between Chetwynd and Taylor on Thursday evening. The arctic front that brought the winter storm warning will stick around until Friday with some areas receiving up to 25 cm of snow.
PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. – Fourteen people arrested while protesting a pipeline in northwestern British Columbia will have to wait about two months to learn if contempt charges against them will be pursued as a criminal or civil matter.The 14 were in court in Prince George Monday after being arrested Jan. 7 when heavily armed RCMP officers dismantled a blockade south of Houston, B.C.Justice Marguerite Church agreed with a request to put the matter over to April 15 to give more time to go over disclosure and allow the B.C. Criminal Justice Branch to consider how to proceed. Whether to move to the matter to Smithers, closer to where the defendants live, will also be considered at the April hearing.Arrests began after Coastal GasLink won an interim injunction prohibiting protesters from impeding pre-construction work on the $6.2-billion pipeline which would carry natural gas from northeastern B.C. to Kitimat.The gas would then be liquefied for shipment overseas as part of the recently approved $40-billion LNG Canada project.Meanwhile, those opposing a permanent injunction against any further blockades of the pipeline now have until Feb. 20 to make their case after the deadline was extended from Jan. 31.Coastal GasLink has been given until May 31 to file its response. (Prince George Citizen)