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Jose Mourinho backs Tottenham, Liverpool and Manchester City to challenge for Premier League title

first_imgAdvertisement Comment Advertisement MORE: Liverpool star Virgil van Dijk backs Adrian to step up after injury to Alisson City kicked off their Premier League campaign with a 5-0 win over West Ham (Picture: Getty)Mourinho is hopeful that Chelsea can enjoy some success this season under new manager Frank Lampard despite feeling the effects of their two-window transfer ban. ‘I want to say the obvious thing. We would love Chelsea, Man United and Arsenal to be at that level. Football is unpredictable,’ he added.‘I think we all agree we are speaking about a team that won everything in England and we are speaking about the European champions and the runners up.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘And then we are speaking about United who finished sixth. And Arsenal finished fifth and playing Europa League too.‘Chelsea with this ban, which is not dramatic, because if someone could answer that ban it’s Chelsea.‘If that ban happens to one of the other clubs, it would be much more difficult. I hope something great happens with them.’ Metro Sport ReporterSunday 11 Aug 2019 1:54 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.7kShares Jose Mourinho believes Spurs will challenge Man City and Liverpool for the title (Picture: Sky Sports)Jose Mourinho has backed Tottenham, Liverpool, Manchester City to challenge for the Premier League title and joked that even City’s B team could compete for the trophy.Liverpool pushed City to the final weekend last term but, in the end, finished runners-up behind Pep Guardiola’s side despite amassing 97 points across a magnificent campaign.While Spurs ended the season 27 points behind City down in fourth, Mourinho is confident the north London club will be in the title race this time around after a strong summer transfer window.The Portuguese, though, believes United, Chelsea and Arsenal lack the firepower to be challenging at the business end of the season.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityAsked which teams will be in the title race ahead of United’s clash with Chelsea at Old Trafford, Mourinho told Sky Sports: ‘Four: Man City, Tottenham, Liverpool and… Man City’s B team.‘When I looked at the bench yesterday, there were some images of the bench, and the players that were not even involved, I think even their B team could fight for the title.‘Independent of what happens today [Manchester United vs. Chelsea], even if one of the teams plays magnificently and has a fantastic result, I don’t believe that they are going to be in the title race.‘It’s also a little bit difficult for me, in spite of some really good players, I don’t think Arsenal will be in a title race. But I think Tottenham has to join it.’ Jose Mourinho backs Tottenham, Liverpool and Manchester City to challenge for Premier League titlelast_img read more

UPDATE: Milan student involved in fatal accident in Ohio County

first_imgUPDATE 7:00 PM — The fatal accident that closed State Road 56 south of Rising Sun claimed the life of a Milan High School Student.According to the Indiana State Police, a truck being driven by Dylan K Levi, 16, of Rising Sun, was traveling southbound on State Road 56, about 1 mile south of Rising Sun.For an unknown reason, Levi’s vehicle crossed the centerline into the path of a car driven by Micayla D Acra, 17, of Milan.The vehicles collided head on at that location.Acra, a Senior at Milan High School, sustained fatal injuries in the crash and was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Ohio County Coroner’s Office.Levi, a student at Rising Sun High School, sustained minor injuries in the collision.Police are still investigating the cause of the collision, but say that the roadways being wet could have been a contributing factor in the crash.Levi submitted to a drug and alcohol test, but use is not suspected.State Road 56 was closed for around 3.5 hours for investigation and cleanup.RISING SUN, Ind. — A fatal accident has closed State Road 56 south of Rising Sun.According to the Indiana State Police a 2 vehicle accident occurred about 7:00 am.One person was killed in the accident, but names have not yet been released.last_img read more

EXCLUSIVE – Neil Lennon reveals ‘definite interest’ in Celtic return

first_imgNeil Lennon has told talkSPORT he would ‘definitely’ be interested in returning to the manager’s hotseat at former club Celtic.The Bhoys are on the hunt for their new permanent boss with Ronny Deila set to leave the Parkhead club at the end of the season.Deila, who guided Celtic to a fifth consecutive Scottish championship this weekend and the second of his reign at the club, revealed in April that he will step down as manager in the summer.A host of top names have been linked with the role, including Manchester United legend and first-team assistant Ryan Giggs, former Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers and ex-Aston Villa coach Paul Lambert.But Lennon, who won five Scottish titles as a Celtic player before claiming three during his time as boss, has put his name in the hat.Asked if he would return to Parkhead, Lennon told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast: “I would find it hard to say no, of course“It’s a great job at a great club. I had a good four years there as manager and seven years as a player – it was a big part of my career and my life.“The competition, with Rangers back in the Premiership, would also be great, so yes there would be a definite interest, obviously.“But I’m sure there is a lot of interest in that job, so we’ll just have to wait and see what the board decide.”Listen to talkSPORT’s interview with Neil Lennon IN FULL above!last_img read more

They’ve got game

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WEST COVINA – A group of senior citizens who got into hot water for friendly bets on bridge games have now apparently trumped the bureaucrats. The West Covina City Council this week adopted an ordinance allowing the seniors to play bridge while betting no more than $1 and collecting no more than $8 – the way they’ve been playing all along, city officials said. “We’re very happy about it,” said bridge player Roselyn Schaefer. The adoption of the ordinance and the rules ends a months-long struggle between the seniors and the Senior Center administrators, who said gambling was not allowed. “The law prohibited it, even it was for $1,” said Steve Samaniego, the city’s interim director of community services. But the seniors argued nobody wins more than $3 on a given afternoon and said they felt they were being forced out of using the facilities to play bridge. They accused staff members of spying on their games and treating them unfairly. The City Council stepped into the fray in August and directed staff to find a solution to appease everyone. The result was a set of rules and an ordinance allowing the seniors to bet $1 on the game. “We’re more relaxed knowing we’re not being spied on,” said Teri Mancini, who has been playing bridge at the senior center for 18 years. “We learned to live together. We’re all friends.” Leftover money from the pot go to coffee, pastries, decks of cards and other small expenses the club might need, according to the ordinance. Samaniego said he was glad to see the city and the seniors could come up with a solution that kept them playing at the center and being involved in other activities. “I’m just happy it was an ending that everybody was happy with,” Samaniego said. christina.esparza@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2472.last_img read more