Spurs’ Tanganga loves Monopoly but bids to swap Park Lane hotel for England HG

first_img3TOTTENHAM starlet Japhet Tanganga has become addicted to Monopoly during the coronavirus lockdown. But he hopes he will soon be swapping the top hat for an England cap — thanks to boss Jose Mourinho.⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates3 Spurs defender Japhet Tanganga has praised both Mauricio Pochettino and Jose Mourinho for his dramatic progressCredit: Getty Images – Getty3 Japhet Tanganga is hoping to push on for full England honoursCredit: AFP or licensorsMany thought the Special One would give young players the boot when he took over in November.But Tanganga has remained in and around the squad since his Premier League debut in the 1-0 home loss to Liverpool in January.And the defender, 21, has shown he can more than hold his own alongside more experienced team-mates.He said: “It’s been crazy. It just goes to show anything can happen.“This time last year could I see myself in this position? I don’t think so. It just goes to show how quickly things can change in football.“There have been moments where I wake up in the morning and remember the morning of the Liverpool game.“It was disappointing to lose but that feeling of making my debut and remembering the messages from everyone is something I’ll always remember.“This time has allowed me to sit back and reminisce about this breakthrough season. I just want to continue it.”Lockdown seems to have come at the worst time for Tanganga, who has been keeping himself amused playing games with family and friends.He said: “We like to play Blackjack — not gambling, just trying to get rid of the deck. And Uno.“With my friends I play Monopoly online on PS4 — I’ve become really addicted.”Now he is looking to replace that hotel on Park Lane, which as well as being in Monopoly was the name of a terrace at Tottenham’s old White Hart Lane ground, for a place in the England hotel.Having been capped at numerous junior levels, Tan the Man is now eyeing a senior call.Give now to The Sun’s NHS appealBRITAIN’s four million NHS staff are on the frontline in the battle against coronavirus.But while they are helping save lives, who is there to help them?The Sun has launched an appeal to raise £1MILLION for NHS workers.The Who Cares Wins Appeal aims to get vital support to staff in their hour of need.We have teamed up with NHS Charities Together in their urgent Covid-19 Appeal to ensure the money gets to exactly who needs it.The Sun is donating £50,000 and we would like YOU to help us raise a million pounds, to help THEM.No matter how little you can spare, please donate today herewww.thesun.co.uk/whocareswinsappealHe said: “You have to have goals and one of mine is to be capped at senior level for England.“All I can do is what I can on the pitch and leave it with the England manager to select me.”Tanganga first caught the eye of former Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino on their pre-season tour of Asia, when he marked Cristiano Ronaldo out of a game.But it is under Mourinho that he has really thrived, showing his talent and versatility in several roles across the back.Tanganga added: “It’s been a bit different, playing in positions I haven’t played in for a while — right-back and left-back.“But it all comes down to one aspect, being able to defend.“He has taught me a lot. In training he’s given me a lot of information and ways to improve.CORONAVIRUS CRISIS – STAY IN THE KNOWDon’t miss the latest news and figures – and essential advice for you and your family.To receive The Sun’s Coronavirus newsletter in your inbox every tea time, sign up here.To follow us on Facebook, simply ‘Like’ our Coronavirus page.Get Britain’s best-selling newspaper delivered to your smartphone or tablet each day – find out more.“How to defend one-v-one, how to defend set-pieces or work in wide areas and at corners.“I feel playing right-back and left-back has added to my game and allowed me to be adaptable.“It’s been very good, I’ve been learning a lot.”Tanganga’s rise shows Mourinho’s reputation for overlooking youth might be unfair.The Hackney-born star added: “I’m pretty sure when he was at Real Madrid, Raphael Varane was very young and in the team.most read in footballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’PicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by Celtic“The same at United where Scott McTominay came through.“He’s the same as every manager — they want to give young players a chance but it’s up to the young player to show they’re capable of coping.“It’s not just down to the manager wanting to play you, it’s down to the young player showing the determination that they want to play as well.”last_img read more

Sevilla gives Kjaer to Milan until the end of the season

first_imgSevilla has formalized on Monday the transfer of the Danish central Simon Kjaer to Milan until the end of this season after canceling its loan commitment with the Atalanta de Bergamo. As reported by Sevilla on its website, the Milanese entity reserve a purchase option at the end of the season by the defender Danish, who asked to leave Atalanta because it has only been aligned in six official matches since his arrival in August.The Nordic Central, 30, lbequeathed to Sevilla in the summer of 2017 from the Turkish Fenerbahçe, He played 64 official matches in the two seasons in which he played in the Sevilla squad, has been 95 international absolute with Denmark and also accumulates experiences in the Danish, German and French championships.last_img read more

Manchester United secure relay for De Gea

first_img“It is an incredible feeling, coming to Manchester United is the dream of many guys who start playing soccer,” Vitek said in the official statement. “I didn’t believe it when I found out about the interest but now it’s a reality.” The goalkeeper is not the first youth player to sell the Sigma Olomouc to the Premier League, since in 2010 he transferred Tomás Kalas to Chelsea. Radek Vitek, 16, is the latest signing for Manchester United. The young Czech goalkeeper from Sigma Olomouc will join the youth team of the Red Devils in July after FIFA has approved all negotiations. Vitek was also on trial at Southampton last November.last_img read more

Guyana has, to a large extent, lost its sense of history

first_imgDear Editor,Boat dun gon a falls, and it can’t turn back. I learnt that many years ago. Editor, did I not pen a correspondence very recently stating that Guyana needs to have a museum that houses artefacts of British Guiana because it plays a pivotal role within the tourism sector?Editor, did I not, in another article, suggest we should consider erecting a Photography Museum on the premises of the National Park, because of the historic events held there?Editor, have I not said in past articles, via the press, that the subject areas of History and Geography need to be more vibrant within the school’s curriculum, because of their relevance to the tourism sector?Editor, have I not brought to the public’s attention, via the press, the vintage British- made vehicle once used by the late President LFS Burnham, which is now in a storage bond decaying? And did I not suggest we need to have it restored and perhaps put on display?Does the above not all coincide with preserving Guyana’s history, past and present, towards tourism development?Past or present Government of the day, has anyone ever considered my suggestions?I do welcome to the shelves of Guyana Pro. McGowan’s book titled “A Survey of Guyana’s History”, and I do support President David Granger’s call for History to be given its rightful place in the education system. In my opinion, Guyana has, to a large extent, lost both its sense and preservation of history, and only God knows in which decade we will actually witness such a development. Sometime in 2016 (I think), I was tasked with a little project to sell 10 copies of The Guyana Annual Magazine (1000), and I never managed to sell any. No one I contacted was interested, and that magazine also relates to Guyana’s history. I did have the books returned, and I hope they were sold off.I wish Professor McGowan total success in having his books sold off at $4000 each, as reported in the press.I continue to wish that all stakeholders who have not given up the fight would keep fighting harder, and hopefully, one good sunny day, Guyana will shine like a diamond as an elite tourist destination.Unfortunately, my resource has dried up, and whenever I can manage to squeeze in additional work from the sidewalk, I will continue to so do.Yours faithfully,T PembertonTour Guide/Photographerlast_img read more

Huskies slide to fifth in the latest Alberta Junior B rankings

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The monthly Alberta Junior B Hockey’s ‘Race to the Provincials’ was released today.The rankings are based on the winning percentages of all 53 teams in Alberta’s five Junior ‘B’ hockey leagues. The Fort St. John Huskies and Dawson Creek Jr. Canucks are the only two B.C.-based teams that compete in Alberta Junior ‘B’, and play in the Northwest Junior Hockey League.The Huskies fell to third place in the NWJHL standings with 34 points after two straight losses to the North Peace Navigators before the Christmas break. Provincially, the Pups slid to fifth in the rankings with a winning percentage of .772. The Wainwright Bisons who have a winning percentage of .923 have held the top spot since the beginning of November. They currently boast a record of 24-2.- Advertisement – screenshot-twitter.com-2018-01-03-14-29-18-859 “It’s very tight. One bad weekend and you can fall down the rankings,” said General Manager Jeremy Clothier. “I look at it but don’t really pay too much attention to it due to the fact that we have our league that we are worrying about more, we know we are in Provincials already so we are focused on winning the league to get there.”The winners of each league will advance to Provincials along with the host Huskies, which take place from March 29th to April 1st.last_img read more

Mural to tell city’s story

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventMcGonagle’s murals already exist at numerous sites around the city. Myra Hilliard, executive director of the museum, said McGonagle’s work has been popular in the area for years and that she wanted to find a local artist for the mural project. “Dennis had done a lot of work in Whittier over the years and was well-known locally,” Hilliard said. “One of his murals at Lincoln \ had scenes from Whittier and that’s what we wanted.” McGonagle, 55, is a fifth-grade teacher at Lincoln. McGonagle said museum officials commissioned him for $10,000 after receiving many samples from other artists over the past few years. WHITTIER – Visually, the Whittier Museum has been one of the city’s best kept secrets. It’s a fairly dull-looking, almost windowless, two-story structure on the northwest corner of Newlin Avenue and Philadelphia Street. It used to be a telephone company switching building. But inside are fascinating historic displays from Whittier’s past, which Whittier Historical Society officials are eager for more people to enjoy. Local artist Dennis McGonagle, who has spent much of his life chronicling on canvas and in murals colorful scenes of Whittier, has been commissioned to paint a mural on the exterior walls of the museum. The idea is to entice more people inside. Out of that fee, he will have to pay for his supplies and rent the necessary scaffolding to accomplish the job. The mural process, which has begun with the preliminary designs, will take six months of preparation and about a month of actual painting, said McGonagle. He hopes to begin the painting by November. Although McGonagle had freedom to design the symbolic imagery, museum directors had specific items they wanted included. “I wanted to take the picture from the dawn of time through to the present, but they wanted only the first 100 years of Whittier,” McGonagle said. “My original draft had the first humans walking across the Bering Strait into images of Native Americans, but I had to shorten it to begin with the Mission era.” Named “The Phone Call to the Past,” McGonagle’s mural includes such prominent Whittier historical figures as John Greenleaf Whittier, Harriet Russel Strong and the last governor of Mexican California, Pio Pico. McGonagle said since the museum building used to be a telephone company switching building, he added a telephone at the bottom with its cord winding through the mural’s scenes of the past. A jump in time is represented by a window looking out from Pio Pico’s house toward images of Beverly Boulevard in the 1950s. “I included the old Carnegie Library, even though they destroyed it to build a department store,” McGonagle said. “I put it in there as a cautionary thing or memory about what we stand to lose if we don’t protect the environment and our treasures.” McGonagle began drawing as a child with encouragement from his mother. Later, he pursued painting as a serious semi-job as he worked his way through several college degrees. He earned his bachelor of fine arts degree from Whittier College with majors in education and Spanish. In 1993, McGonagle spent a month in Mexico City – a time he called a defining period of his life. The purpose, he said, was to speak only Spanish and to study the great Mexican muralists such as Jose Clemente Orozco, David Alfaro Siqueiros and Diego Rivera. “When I went to see works by Orozco, he had a four-walled mural that felt like you were walking inside it,” McGonagle said. “Outside there was a student protest going on and you could hear their chants echoing through the building. At the same time the sky was turning red with the setting sun. It was a surreal moment.” For a while McGonagle drove a Greyhound bus between Flagstaff and Tucson, Ariz. – an experience revealed in the Southwestern themes and bright colors of many of his paintings. McGonagle will have his first opportunity to dedicate a whole year to painting. His school district employers at Lincoln Elementary have agreed for him to return to his same position after a leave of absence. Meanwhile he’s one of various local artists nominated to visit the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. “I’m on pins and needles waiting to find out if I can go. This is all a little scary but I’m excited,” he said. pam.wight@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3029160Want 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


first_imgALMOST every pundit in the country is predicting a Laois victory over Donegal in today’s National League Division 2 decider at Croke Park.But the underdogs tag might just suit our lads as they go for glory at the home of GAA this afternoon.In fact only for a sending off and a few missed chances – as well as a few unlucky breaks – Donegal could have and should have beaten Laois on their own patch a fortnight ago in the last of the league games. And with Michael Murphy and Karl Lacey both expected to start, this might be a good time for Jim McGuinness to cut out and post cuttings from the weekend’s Dublin papers to give his side a boost.If the Donegal boys are in the right mind by throw-in time, there’s every reason to believe they can go to Division One next year as Division Two champions.Captain Murphy has been suffering from a dead leg since playing with his club, Glenswilly, last weekend, and he has now told manager Jim McGuinness he is fit to start.Donegal already had an extended list of injury including Neil McGee, Paddy McGrath, Kevin Cassidy, Adrian Hanlon and Mark McHugh. However we now understand Kary Lacey, Kevin Cassidy and Mark McHugh are also now fit enough to start. And Adrian Hanlon has recovered sufficiently to earn a place on the bench.Laois have confirmed Colm Begley as team captain for Sunday’s game. The former Australia Rules player has rediscovered his best form this season, playing mostly at wing forward, and has started in every league to date.Manager Justin McNulty has been rotating the team captaincy so far, with veteran midfielder Pauric Clancy wearing the armband when Laois beat Donegal in the last round just under two weeks ago.And McNulty admits that beating Donegal last time out has given the Tir Chonaill lads another incentive for Sunday.He said: “Donegal will be coming to Croke Park with a point to prove. They probably feel that they didn’t perform to the level that they’re capable of. They missed several good changes. The result probably could have gone the other way given a few breaks of the ball, literally.” Donegal: P Durkan; P McGrath, N McGee, K Lacey; A Thompson, F McFlynn, K Cassidy; R Kavanagh, M McElhinney; M Hegarty, M McHugh, D Molloy; R Bradley, M Murphy, C McFadden.Laois: E Culliton; D Booth, K Meaney, M Timmons; D Strong, S Julian, P O’Leary; P Clancy, B Quigley; C Begley, J O’Loughlin, D Donoher; R Munnelly, B Sheehan, MJ Tierney.Verdict: Donegal (by four points)NATIONAL LEAGUE DIV 2 FINAL: PRESS WRITE OFF DONEGAL, BUT UNDERDOGS CAN BEAT LAOIS was last modified: April 24th, 2011 by gregShare 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)last_img read more


first_imgAodh Ruadh Minors.BY RUTH LENNON: Minor Hurling League A Final between Aodh Ruadh 3.8 and Setanta 1.11 was held at Mc Cumhaill Park, Ballybofey on the 28th June.On a lovely evening for hurling both teams served up a very entertaining Minor League Final full of passion and commitment that saw the underdogs Aodh Ruadh claim the title.Before the game there was a minutes silence for Eithne Gallagher from Ballyshannon wife of Aodh Ruadh club president Jim “The Natch” Gallagher who died in a traffic accident the previous day. Setanta were quicker to get into their stride and raced into a 5 point lead that could have been more only for a great save by Aodh Ruadh keeper Donie O’Keefe. A few long range frees from Eddie Lynch kept the Erne Siders in touch and a great goal before half time by Jamie Brennan left the bare minimum between the team at the break Setanta 0.8 Aodh Ruadh 1.4.The second half was a very tight affair as the physically stronger Killygordon men looked like they were going to hold on for victory. A couple of quick fire goals by Jamie Brennan and Colm Kelly set on Aodh Ruadh on the road to victory but the men from the Cross ensured a nervous last few minutes when they grabbed a goal, but some heroic defending by Aodh Ruadh ensured they ran out winners.In the Minor Hurling League B Final Buncrana ran out deserved winners over a very competitive MacCumhails. Well done to both teams.The Minor Championship Semi-Finals will be played this Sunday 15th July at 7pm. St Eunans play Buncrana in ODonnell Park and Setanta play MacCumhails at the Cross. The U16 and U12 leagues are now in full swing with all matches being played every Thursday at 7pmWell done to Pauric Neeley of St Eunans who represented the County in the National U14 Hurling Skills Competition last Friday.Well done to both Buncrana and AodhRuadh U14 Hurling Teams who represented the County in the National U14 Feile Competitions held in Dublin. Both teams played magnificently taking some great wins over clubs from strong hurling counties.The County U12 Skills competition will take place on either the 18th or 25th August 2012 at 6pm in Pairc na nGaeil, Letterkenny. The date will be confirmed after the August bank holiday.The Under 8 Hurlers attended a blitz in Dungloe on Sunday. Four competitive games were provided for each team with Dungloe, Gaoth Dobhair St. Eunans and the Letterkenny gaels in attendance. As usual Dungloe put on a great blitz which was enjoyed by all in attendance. Hurling and Camogie opportunities for schools were afforded as part of the West Donegal Cumann na mBunscoil which was held at Magheragallon pitch,Gweedore on 19th June 12.   Seven teams competed in the hurling and fourteams in the camogie.   The hurling included teams from Luinnagh, Dore,Derrybeg, Bunbeg, Loughanure and Roshine South with some of the largerschools having more than one team and the Camogie comprising Dore,Loughanure, Derrybeg and Roshine South.GAA: RUTH LENNON’S COUNTY HURLING NOTES was last modified: July 9th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:GAA: RUTH LENNON’S COUNTY HURLING NOTESlast_img read more

49ers sweep CSUN in Big West volleyball

first_img Mariko Crum added seven kills and Robin Miramontes had five for the 49ers. Darla Donaldson led the Matadors with 12 kills and Val Kepler had 10. Kayla Wright totaled 42 assists for CSUN. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 The 49ers topped the Matadors in hitting percentage in Game 1, .356 to .349, then held clear advantages in the second (.308 to .205) and third (.367 to .140) games. Long Beach State will play host to Cal State Fullerton and UC Riverside next Friday and Saturday, respectively, at the Walter Pyramid. Women’s tennis Three Long Beach State singles players and one 49er doubles duo advanced to today’s round of 16 in the CS Fullerton Fall Intercollegiates. The 49er had one singles winner in the first round Jessica Weeks, who beat Yasaman Sakhakorn of UC Riverside, 6-0, 6-1. Weeks went on to beat Heidi Kaloi of UC Irvine in the second round, 6-3, 6-4. LBSU’s Katy Williams and Sandra Rocha had first-round byes. In the second round, Williams beat Ashley Ellis of USC, 6-1, 6-1, and Rocha beat Cheyenne Inglis of Cal State Fullerton, 6-1, 6-1. First-round losers in singles for LBSU were Rachael Porsz, Krystina Katayama and Emmanuelle Tabatruong. Ali Daley had 14 kills and Erika Chidester added 13 to help the Long Beach State women’s volleyball team to a 33-31, 30-21, 30-25 victory over Cal State Northridge in a Big West Conference match Friday night in Northridge. The 49ers also got 23 assists from Nicole Vargas and 16 from Dyanne Lawlor in improving to 13-4 overall and 3-1 in conference play. CSUN fell to 3-12 and 1-4. Among other key contributions for the 49ers were nine kills by Alexis Crimes and 15 digs by Heather Laudato. Vargas also had eight digs. center_img In doubles, the 49ers’ Williams and Rocha had a first-round bye to reach today’s play. The 49ers’ doubles duos of Katayama-Tabatruong and Weeks-Porsz lost Friday. 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


first_imgResults from tonight’s greyhound racing meeting at Lifford Stadium were:Race 1 (350 yards): 1, Road to Haven 3/1; 2, Gash Louis 6/4 fav. Time: 19.15. Distance: a head.Race 2 Novice 350 (350 yards): 1, Hather Jill 9/4; 2, Titanic Legacy 4/6 fav. Time: 19.26. Distance: a length. Race 3 (350 yards): 1, Wholly Merry 4/1; 2, Fernhill Travis 4/6 fav. Time: 19.25. Distance: 2.25 lengths.Race 4 (525 yards): 1, Whiteys Flynn 9/4. Time. 29.18. Distance: 2.75 lengths.Race 5 (525 yards): 1, Blackstone Max 3/1; 2, Tahina Oscar 3/1. Time: 29.41. Distance: 2.75 lengths.Race 6 (350 yards): 1, Pacific Moth 3/1; 2, Leave It Be 9/4 fav. Time: 19.20. Distance: 2.25 lengths. Race 7 (575 yards): 1, Altmore 5/4 fav; 2, Glebe Flyer 4/1. Time: 31.71. Distance: 4.25 lengths.Race 8 Novice 750 (750 yards): 1, Total Motion 5/4 fav; 2, Bua Pakie 5/1. Time: 43.22. Distance: 1.75 lengths.Race 9 (350 yards): 1, Westminster Bric 3/1; 2, Imperial Tank 4/1. Time: 19.02. Distance: 0.75 length.Race 10 (525 yards): 1, Dartrey Snow 6/4; 2, Smurfing Maxx 6/4. Time: 28.73. Distance: 5.5 lengths.Race 11 (550 yards): 1, Flaming Jenny 6/4 fav; 2, Slow to Engage 3/1. Time: 30.46. Distance: 5.75 lengths. Race 12 (575 yards): 1, Corner Plane 4/1; 2, Dardanella 6/1. Time: 32.00. Distance: 4.75 lengths.GREYHOUND RACING: TONIGHT’S LIFFORD RESULTS was last modified: October 25th, 2014 by johngerardShare 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:greyhoundLiffordRacingResultslast_img read more