Top scorers for club and country in 2015 revealed

first_img 9 9 4) Zlatan Ibrahimovic: 0.78 goals per game in 2015 (30 in 38 games for PSG [22 goals] and Sweden [eight goals]) – Ibrahimovic has found the back of the net eight times for Sweden, who must navigate the play-offs if they hope to reach Euro 2016. He is now also PSG’s record scorer, with 110 goals. 9) Edinson Cavani: 0.69 goals per game in 2015 (29 goals in 42 games for PSG [26 goals] and Uruguay [three goals]) – Cavani leads the way in France this season, top scoring in the current 2015/16 campaign with six goals. 3) Lionel Messi: 0.84 goals per game in 2015 (45 goals in 53 games for Barcelona [41 goals] and Argentina [four goals]) – Messi has missed the last few games through injury and has not scored a league goals since his two against Levante on 20 September. 9 9 2) Robert Lewandowski: 0.95 goals per game in 2015 (40 goals in 42 games for Bayern [31 goals] and Poland [nine goals]) – Lewandowski is in superb form and top scored in Euro 2016 qualifying with 13 goals in total. 9 5) Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang: 0.76 goals per game in 2015 (33 in 43 games for Borussia Dortmund [28 goals] and Gabon [five goals]) – Aubameyang has already scored 10 Bundesliga goals this season. 8) Artiz Aduriz: 0.72 goals per game in 2015 (29 goals in 40 games for Athletic Bilbao) – Aduriz has played just one game for Spain and didn’t score. 9 10) Luis Suarez is averaging 0.65 goals per game in 2015 to date (28 goals in 43 games in all competitions). To find out who is the most prolific goal scorer this year so far, click the arrow above – Robert Lewandowski is flavour of the month right now, but where does Bayern and Poland’s goal machine rank among other goal getters around Europe? Suarez has been unable to add international goals to his game as a result of his ban handed to him for biting at the 2014 World Cup. He will be allowed to play again for Uruguay next March. 9 1) Cristiano Ronaldo: 0.97 goals per game in 2015 (42 goals in 43 games for Real Madrid [39 goals] and Portugal [three goals]) – Ronaldo cannot stop scoring and, along with Lewandowski and Aguero this season, has scored five goals in one league match – in the 6-0 thrashing of Espanyol. 9 9 Robert Lewandowski top scored in the Euro 2016 qualifying campaign with 13 goals for Poland, four more than his nearest challenger Thomas Muller, who scored nine for Germany.It comes after a blistering start to his Bundesliga season where the striker now has 12 goals so far, five of which came in one game. He scored 25 goals in all competitions last term, so here, talkSPORT looks at other players around Europe with the most goals for club and country this year (2015).All stats are correct as of 12/10/15 and only footballers who represent European clubs are included. 6) Neymar: 0.73 goals per game in 2015 (33 in 45 games for Barcelona [29 goals] and Brazil [four goals]), level with Sergio Aguero: 0.73 goals per game in 2015 (31 in 42 games for Man City [21 goals] and Argentina [10 goals]) – Neymar and Aguero are level, however, when fully fit, the Argentina striker is a fully fledged goal machine and would surely have more than his 21. This season he scored five in one game against Newcastle. last_img read more

Arsenal starting XI to face Liverpool – a line up that says ‘champions-in-waiting’

first_imgLiverpool v Arsenal is live on talkSPORT on 13 January with build up from 7pm here.Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger faces Liverpool with no Alexis Sanchez, but he does have Mesut Ozil available.The Germany international missed the FA Cup win against Sunderland when he was given a rest and the Gunners boss also has Mathieu Flamini and Per Mertesacker back.In addition, Tomas Rosicky is back in full training.WENGER: JOEL CAMPBELL’S EMERGENCE REMINDS ME OF FRANCIS COQUELINLIVERPOOL SIGN STEVEN CAULKER IN TIME FOR ARSENAL GAME 28. Joel Campbell (winger/wide forward) 11 11 20. Mathieu Flamini (central midfielder) 11 12. Olivier Giroud (striker) 11 11. Mesut Ozil (central attacker) 11 11 4. Per Mertesacker (defender) – see the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking the arrow above. And let us know if you agree! 16. Aaron Ramsey (central midfielder) 24. Hector Bellerin (right back) 18. Nacho Monreal (left back) 11 11 11 11 14. Theo Walcott (winger/wide forward) 6. Laurent Koscielny (defender) 11 33. Petr Cech (goalkeeper)last_img read more

LVG talked out of quitting, Liverpool frustrated over Teixeira – latest gossip

first_img Transfer rumours and paper review 1 Here are the top transfer-related stories in Monday’s newspapers…Louis van Gaal offered to resign as the Manchester United manager on Saturday following the dismal home defeat by Southampton but Ed Woodward, the executive vice-chairman, persuaded him to discuss his future with his family. Having returned to the Netherlands on Sunday, Van Gaal will hold fresh talks with Woodward on Tuesday on his return to Manchester. It is possible Van Gaal could yet insist it is best for the club if he leaves, but Woodward is keen to avoid having to appoint a manager in the middle of the season. (Guardian)Shakhtar Donetsk forward Alex Teixeira wants to join Liverpool but the Anfield club will have to improve upon their latest £28million offer. Shakhtar rejected Liverpool’s revised bid for Teixeira on Monday and are holding out for closer to their £38million valuation. (Daily Mail)Andros Townsend looks certain to move from Tottenham to Newcastle with the clubs close to agreeing a compromise over the fee for the England winger. Tottenham’s chairman, Daniel Levy, had originally demanded that they pay £14m to secure the 24-year-old and rejected Newcastle’s opening offer of £10m earlier this month. But Mauricio Pochettino has personally intervened to request that the club accepts a lower bid – understood to be somewhere in the middle of the two clubs’ valuations. (Guardian)Newcastle United are set to make another attempt to sign Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette this month, despite having already failed to persuade the player to leave midway through the season. Newcastle are willing to pay more than £20m to land the 24-year-old, as well as offer him a contract that would make him one of the highest earners at the club. (Daily Telegraph)West Ham have hit complications over their bid to sign Emmanuel Emenike but are hopeful of completing a loan deal for the striker before the transfer window closes. (London Evening Standard)Chelsea are ready to let Loic Remy move to Crystal Palace before next Monday’s deadline – as long as the Blues secure Alexandre Pato. (Daily Mirror)Stoke have been given a boost after £19million target Giannelli Imbula was left out of his club Porto’s game at the weekend. Mark Hughes has made the talented 23-year-old midfielder his No 1 priority this January, after discovering he is surplus to requirements at the Portuguese giants. (Daily Mirror)Bournemouth are set to revive their interest in £8m-rated QPR winger Matt Phillips after in-form Junior Stanislas became the latest Cherries star to be struck down by a knee injury. (Daily Mirror)And here are the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…?Chelsea transfer news: Ramires on verge of £20m move to China Chelsea transfer latest: Christian Atsu to join Malaga on loan Arsenal set to fight off Chelsea and Liverpool to land teen sensation Kylian MbappeLeicester transfer report: Premier League leaders table £8m bid for Serie A hotshot Eder Transfer report: PSG defender Gregory van der Wiel stalls on new deal amid interest from Chelsea and Manchester United Transfer report: Arsenal defender Mathieu Debuchy keen to join Aston Villa on loan Tottenham transfer news: Paris Saint-Germain rebuff loan bid for young striker Swindon Town keen to wrap up permanent deal for Liverpool goalkeeper Lawrence Vigouroux Fulham step closer to signing Austria defender Michael Madl as club confirm medicallast_img read more

Community rallies for Betty

first_imgThe family of critically injured Santa Fe Springs Councilwoman Betty Putnam asked the community for volunteers in their time of need.They were overwhelmed with the number of responses.“The city was inundated with calls and hundreds of e-mails,” said City Manager Fred Latham. “The response is typical for our community, and of course it has to do with how loved Betty is in Santa Fe Springs.”“We are so very grateful for the incredible kindness and generosity of so many of the people of Santa Fe Springs,” said Marian Putnam, one of the five Putnam children. “We thank everyone for their prayers and believe they are working to heal our mother.” Although there were dozens of people on the list to spend time with Marvin while the Putnam children are at the hospital, the family had to decline their help.The Putnam patriarch was uncomfortable with new people coming into the household, said Tom Yarwood, 86, another volunteer.The two veterans spend time talking about World War II, he said.“I would do anything for Betty or Marv,” Yarwood said.As would the others, including Rob and Jane Roberson, owners of Griffith Drug, Marlene Vernava and Juanita Trujillo. The Robersons, both 62, helped the Putnam siblings with their dad’s medicines.“They’ve been coming here for years,” Rob said. “We’re just doing what we can to make this time easier for the family.”Taking supplies — such as Kleenex, medicines and snacks — from the store to the Putnam home is pharmacy manager Trujillo, 33.She said she had tried to stop Putnam from going to eradicate the wasp’s nest.“When she told me what she was going to do, I told her to wait for my husband to help her,” Trujillo said. “She waved me off saying she could do it.”A couple of hours later, her daughter, Alyssa, 13, told her about Putnam’s accident.“We could never repay Miss Putnam for all she’s done for Santa Fe Springs,” Trujillo said.“Everybody loves Betty” said Vernava, 75, another longtime friend and president of the Santa Fe Springs Women’s Club. “She is Santa Fe Springs.”sandra.molina@sgvn.com(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! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityAs of Thursday, Putnam, 77, who suffered severe head trauma in a fall last month from a 6-foot ladder, is breathing on her own and is able to sit up for short periods of time, said longtime family friend May Sharp.“The family is discussing a transfer to Presbyterian \[Intercommunity\] Hospital to start rehab in the near future,” she said.Putnam, who took the fall while trying to take down a wasp’s nest in a constituent’s back yard, is still in the critical care unit at St. Francis Medical Center in Lynwood.“She can’t speak clearly yet,” Sharp said, “but she is doing a lot better.”Sharp, 75, is one of a core group of volunteers who have given support to the Putnam family, including caring for Marvin, 90, who needs dialysis three times a week.last_img read more

LOCAL COLLEGE ROUNDUP UCLA is no match for No. 5 Huskies

first_imgFrom news services Fifth-ranked Washington trailed for only four points and handed No. 7 UCLA a 30-20, 30-27, 30-26 Pacific-10 Conference women’s volleyball defeat in Seattle Thursday night. It was the first time UCLA lost consecutive matches since 2005. Oregon State beat UCLA Friday. Stevie Mussie and Christal Morrison each had 13 kills for Washington (18-1, 7-1) and Becky Perry added 12. Ali Daley and Kaitlin Sather both had 12 kills to lead the Bruins (15-4, 5-3). 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m. No. 4 USC 3, Washington State 1: Asia Kaczor and Jessica Gysin had 23 and 16 kills, respectively, as USC (17-2, 6-2 Pac-10) defeated the Cougars (9-13, 0-8) in Pullman, 30-25, 20-30, 30-24, 30-18. Loyola Marymount 3, Saint Mary’s 0: Emily Day (West Torrance High) had 18 kills to lift LMU (11-8, 3-3 WCC) over Saint Mary’s (10-8, 2-4) in Moraga, 30-18, 31-29, 31-29. Men’s water polo Freshman Brandon Johnson scored with one second left to lift No. 9 UC Irvine to a 10-9 victory over No. 7 Loyola Marymount in a nonconference game at UCI. LMU (7-12) rallied from an 8-6 deficit late in the third quarter to take a 9-8 lead. Mark Milovic scored consecutive goals to the game before Brian Benedetti scored to give the Lions the lead with 4:33 remaining. Tibor Forai scored three goals to lead LMU. Cole Bielskis scored three goals to lead the Anteaters (8-7).last_img read more

States rethink treating teen offenders as adults

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat Kings“The net was thrown too broadly,” says Howard Snyder, director of systems research at the National Center for Juvenile Justice. “When you make these general laws … a lot of people believe they made it too easy for kids to go into the adult system, and it’s not a good place to be.” Some states are reconsidering life without parole for teens. Some are focusing on raising the age of juvenile court jurisdiction, while others are exploring ways to offer kids a second chance, once they’re locked up – or even before. “There has been a huge sea change … it’s across the country,” says Laurie Garduque, a program director at the MacArthur Foundation, which is heavily involved in juvenile justice reform. Not everyone, though, believes there’s reason to roll back harsher penalties adopted in the 1990s. “The laws that were changed were appropriate and necessary,” says Minnesota prosecutor James Backstrom. “We need to focus on the protecting the public – that’s No. 1. Then we can address the needs of the juvenile offenders.” Each year about 200,000 defendants under 18 are sent directly or transferred to the adult system, known as criminal court, according to rough estimates. Most end up there because of state laws that automatically define them as adults, due to their age or offense. Their ranks rose in the 1990s as juvenile crime soared and 48 states made it easier to transfer kids into criminal court, according to the juvenile justice center. These changes gave prosecutors greater latitude (they could transfer kids without a judge’s permission), lowered the age or expanded the crimes that would make it mandatory for a case to be tried there. Some states also adopted blended sentences in which two sanctions can be imposed simultaneously; if the teen follows the terms of the juvenile sentence, the adult sentence is revoked. The changes were ushered in to curb the explosion in violence – the teen murder arrest rate doubled from 1987 to 1993 – and to address mounting frustrations with the juvenile justice system. A series of horrific crimes by kids rattled the nation: A sixth-grader shot and killed a stranger. A 12-year-old stomped and beat a younger playmate. Two grade-schoolers dropped a 5-year-old 14 stories to his death. Some academics warned that a new generation of “superpredators” would soon be committing mayhem. It never happened. Drug trafficking declined. An improved economy produced more jobs. And the rate of juvenile violent crime arrests plummeted 46 percent from 1994 to 2005, according to federal figures. “When crime goes down, people have an opportunity to be more reflective than crisis-oriented and ask, `Was this policy a good policy?”‘ Bilchik says. The MacArthur Foundation said in a report to be released this month that about half the states are involved in juvenile justice reform. And a national poll, commissioned by MacArthur and the Center for Children’s Law and Policy and set for release at the same time, also found widespread public support for rehabilitating teens rather than locking them up. Some states have already begun to make changes. In Colorado, Gov. Bill Ritter recently formed a juvenile clemency board to hear cases of kids convicted as adults. The head of the panel says it’s an acknowledgment that teens are different from adults – a point made in the 2005 U.S. Supreme Court decision that outlawed the death penalty for crimes committed as juveniles. In 2006, the state replaced the juvenile life-without-parole sentence with the possibility of parole after 40 years. In California and Michigan, juvenile life without parole also is getting another look. In Connecticut, lawmakers recently raised the age of juveniles to 18 for most cases; the changes will be phased in by 2010. Prosecutors can still transfer felonies to adult court. In Illinois, a proposal to move 17-year-olds charged with misdemeanors to juvenile court passed in the state Senate and is pending in the House. In Wyoming, talks are under way to shed a system that routinely charges and jails juveniles as adults even for minor offenses such as underage drinking. Not all states are easing up. Last summer, Rhode Island passed a law to send 17-year-old offenders to adult prisons in what was intended as a cost-cutting move. The measure, however, was quickly repealed after critics pointed out the plan probably would be more expensive. Many say the two systems are dramatically different: Juvenile justice emphasizes rehabilitation, adult courts focus on punishment. Reginald Dwayne Betts, just 16 when he was charged with carjacking in Virginia, was locked up more than eight years, mostly in adult prisons. “Of course it makes a difference if you’re 15, 16 or 17,” he says. “You’re not prepared to deal with it physically or emotionally. You’re trying to deal with being away from home. You’re trying to deal with the stress that comes with being in prison.” Violence was a constant. “I got used to stuff most people I see today would never have to get used to – like somebody getting their head split open,” Betts says. Betts had problems at first but gradually retreated into books, taught himself Spanish, wrote and published poetry. When he was released two years ago at age 24, he won a college scholarship. Now engaged and planning to write a book, he knows he’s an exception: “People don’t come out of prison and make good,” he says. Though juvenile crime tends to evoke images of gangs and murder, violent teens are the exception.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A generation after America decided to get tough on kids who commit crimes – sometimes locking them up for life – the tide may be turning. States are rethinking and, in some cases, retooling juvenile sentencing laws. They’re responding to new research on the adolescent brain, and studies that indicate teens sent to adult court end up worse off than those who are not: They get in trouble more often, they do it faster and the offenses are more serious. “It’s really the trifecta of bad criminal justice policy,” says Shay Bilchik, a former Florida prosecutor who heads the Center for Juvenile Justice Reform at Georgetown University. “People didn’t know that at the time the changes were made. Now we do, and we have to learn from it.” Juvenile crime is down, in contrast to the turbulent 1990s when politicians vied to pass laws to get violent kids off the streets. Now, in calmer times, some champion community programs for young offenders to replace punitive measures they say went too far. last_img

Tiger bites man at animal sanctuary

first_imgACTON – A man was critically injured when a tiger bit him repeatedly at an animal sanctuary run by actress Tippi Hedren. The 40-year-old man was attacked Monday afternoon at Shambala Preserve, on the edge of the Mojave Desert about 40 miles northeast of Los Angeles. A county fire dispatcher said the victim was airlifted to a hospital in critical but stable condition. The preserve is an 80-acre wildlife habitat for endangered big cats. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsHedren, who starred in the Alfred Hitchcock movie “The Birds,” founded the preserve in the 1970s.last_img read more

Arsenal legend Paul Merson BAFFLED by ‘Arsene Wenger to England’ rumours

first_img1 Arsene Wenger has been linked with succeeding Roy Hodgson as England manager Paul Merson is baffled by speculation linking Arsene Wenger to the England job and insists the Arsenal manager is not fit to take on the role.Following Roy Hodgson’s resignation, reports this week have claimed Gunners boss Wenger is high on the Football Association’s shortlist as they search for their next permanent boss.Gareth Southgate, Laurent Blanc and Luiz Felipe Scolari are also among the men linked with the role, with FA chief Martin Glenn telling talkSPORT he ‘isn’t bothered’ about the nationality of their next manager.Whoever is eventually chosen will be charged with rebuilding England’s confidence following their embarrassing exit from Euro 2016 against Iceland.And former England and Arsenal forward Merson believes Wenger is not fit to take on the job.Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, the Gunners legend said: “They’re talking about Arsene Wenger, but every year we talk about Arsenal not winning the Premier League because tactically he’s not right.“Arsene is a real hands-on coach, he does all the training, he does everything. But with international football you only see the players every now and then and there’s a lot of sitting around.“I think it’s a part-time job anyway. You’re essentially paying someone £7million for a part-time job. Every player plays in the Premier League, so it’s not like you’ve got to travel all around the world to see them play. They all play here!”Merson has also joined them any famous names in backing Glenn Hoddle for a return to the Wembley dugout, after Harry Redknapp told talkSPORT the former Three Lions and Tottenham boss was ‘perfect’ for the job.“We should have an English manager, that’s just my opinion,” Merson added.“I know he’s been England manager before, and it’s been a while since he’s had a job, but for me it’s got to be Glenn Hoddle. It’s a no brainer.“I think tactically he’d be great and he’s got knowledge of international football. I thought he was brilliant when he was in charge at France 98.“I would like to see him take Gareth Southgate and Alan Shearer with him for a couple of years, to shadow him, learn how good he is and what he does.“They can then take over after that and be in charge for the next Euros.”Listen to talkSPORT’s interview with Paul Merson, including a brilliant rant about Roy Hodgson, IN FULL above!last_img read more

Datebook

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita California Institute of Technology will hold a lecture on revolutionary medicine, 8 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, 332 S. Michigan Ave., Pasadena. Free. Call (888) 2CALTECH, (888) 222-5382 or (626) 395-4652. Mail Datebook entries – including time, date, location and a phone number – to Daily News City Desk, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365; fax (818) 713-0058; e-mail dnmetro@dailynews.com. WEDNESDAY: Martin Luther King Day remembrance, 10 a.m.-noon, Sunland Park Senior Citizen Center, 8640 Fenwick St., Sunland. (818) 353-9571. The San Fernando Library will feature a program for young sleuths, including games and more, 5 p.m., 217 N. Maclay Ave., San Fernando. Free. Call (818) 365-6928. See a different kind of Hollywood night life with a night hike, 6:45, Griffith Park. Meet at the merry-go-round, just off Crystal Springs Drive. Sherman Oaks Homeowners Association will meet to discuss the future of Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, 7:30 p.m., Sunkist Building, 14130 Riverside Drive, Sherman Oaks. Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will speak. Call (818) 377-4590. 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

Need a quality motorhome? Donagheys is the place to go!

first_imgDonaghey Motorhomes and Van centre are the largest dealers in Ireland for motorhomes, campervans and commercial vans, check out what amazing models they have in stock this season:We have up to 100 motorhomes in stock at any one time, our backup service is renowned throughout the country. We hold franchises for Hymer, Dethleffs, Carado, Carthago and Knaus.NEW Dethleffs Globebus T1New Knaus Boxstar 600 Street MQAt Donagheys, we also have a great selection of pre-owned motorhomes. We have motorhomes to suit everyone with new Carado Motorhomes ideal for families in stock now with up to seven berths. Hymers both on Fiat and Mercedes are in stock now and well worth a look. The very luxurious Carthago motorhomes are also in stock, as well as van conversions from Knaus and Autocruise. If you are looking for a good quality motorhome then Donagheys is the place to go.We are a Fiat Professional centre, the Ducato is proving to be the best commercial van on the road with great MPG figures and reliability. Customers like Highland Bakery, Lilys Flowers, Bonnar Engineering, Donegal Oil, Meenans  Plumbing, Dunleavy Decor, Donegal Gas, Donegal Metalcraft, who have purchased Ducato’s tell us that they are making fantastic savings on fuel over their previous vans.New Fiat Ducato Hymer Exsis i644NEW Fiat Ducato Carado A461There is a model for most people in the Ducato Range from SWB to XLWB with extra high roof all at very competitive prices.The Fiat Ducato in Germany is number 2 where they claim they are the masters of engineering. If Carlsberg did vans they would PROBABLY be Ducato! Check out the full selection of motorhomes now at donagheymotorhomes.ie and on Facebook here.Visit: Donaghey Motorhomes,Drumnahoe,Letterkenny,Co. Donegal,F92 ETF3Tel: (00353) 74 9129235Email : info@irishmotorhomes.comNeed a quality motorhome? Donagheys is the place to go! was last modified: April 21st, 2017 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Donaghey MotorhomesmotoringVehicleslast_img read more