Champions Man City to kick off 2019-20 Premier League season at West Ham

first_imgLONDON, England (Reuters) – Champions Manchester City will kick off their 2019-20 Premier League season with an away trip to West Ham United while Liverpool get the ball rolling with a Friday evening home clash against promoted Norwich City.The fixtures, released at 08:00hrs GMT yesterday, also included a meaty first-weekend clash with Manchester United hosting Chelsea, who finished third last season.Tottenham Hotspur, who completed the top-four last season, are at home to Aston Villa, who returned to the top flight via the playoffs after a three-season absence. Arsenal travel to Newcastle United while Sheffield United, the other promoted club, start at Bournemouth.Leicester City host Wolverhampton Wanderers, Burnley face Southampton, Crystal Palace host Everton and FA Cup runners-up Watford are at home to Brighton and Hove Albion.The season starts on Friday, August 9. The upcoming top flight season will be the first to include a brief mid-season break. A set of fixtures will be spread over a two-week period in February, meaning all clubs get a week off.It will also feature the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system for the first time.Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City, who completed an unprecedented domestic treble last season, have a relatively comfortable start to the new campaign, although they do face Tottenham, who knocked them out of last season’s Champions League in the quarter-finals, at home on the second weekend. They then travel to Bournemouth, host Brighton, visit Norwich then take on Watford at the Etihad.Premier League runners-up and European champions Liverpool’s first six games feature a home match against Arsenal and an away trip to Chelsea.The first game between last season’s title rivals takes place at Anfield on November 9.Tottenham and Arsenal fans will not have long to wait for the season’s first North London derby, with the sides meeting at the Emirates on August 31. Other notable dates include Liverpool’s trip to Manchester United on October 19 and the Manchester derby at the Etihad Stadium on December 7.The season will end on May 17 when City host Norwich, Liverpool are at Newcastle, Tottenham go to Crystal Palace and Chelsea host Wolverhampton Wanderers.City are the bookmakers’ favourites to retain the title, followed by Liverpool, Tottenham and Chelsea. Sheffield United, who have returned to the Premier League for the first time since 2007, are favourites for the drop.last_img read more

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Details emerge of Raheem Sterling assaulting Joe Gomez in England training

first_imgImage Courtesy: ReutersAdvertisement 7697afNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsb8gxzWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ez9fmz( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) vmrtWould you ever consider trying this?😱9wCan your students do this? 🌚26dRoller skating! Powered by Firework The Raheem Sterling vs Joe Gomez feud- what started as an on field taunt in Sunday’s clash between Manchester City and Liverpool, should have ended soon after, as these incidents happen in a regular basis in the beautiful game. But, the situation has taken a turn for the worse, as Sterling is now accused for physically attacking his compatriot!Advertisement Image Courtesy: Reuters‘Don’t f*** with me’ is what Sterling told the Liverpool center back, as Guardiola’s boys suffered a 3-1 humiliation against the league toppers at Anfield. And now, prior to England’s 2020 Euro qualifier match versus Montenegro, Gomez was attacked by the Citizens winger in the training ground canteen, leaving a scratch on the 22 year old defender’s face.According to sources from the Mirror, Sterling didn’t take Gomez’s peacful gesture of a handshake peacefully, and told “So you think you’re the big man?” and tried to choke Gomez, causing a mess in the canteen in the process.Advertisement The incident has left a scar on Gomez,s face, as shared on Twitter by GiveMeSport.Sterling is now disbanded from the England squad by Gareth Southgate as his team takes on Montenegro tomorrow at Wembley. Following the incident, the player has apologized on social media, and made an assurance on a restoration of friendship with Gomez. However, the 24 year old may have to face further trials for the incident.England are topping the group A, and after the Montenegro game will face Kosovo, where Sterling is expected to return. Advertisementlast_img read more

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New Colts Neck Roundabout Nearing Completion

first_imgCOLTS NECK – A new traffic roundabout aimed at reducing accidents at one of this township’s most dangerous intersections is nearing completion and should be open to vehicles in mid-May. While severe ice and snow conditions delayed construction during the winter, all work should be finished only a month later than originally planned, said Monmouth County Engineer Joseph Ettore.The project, at the intersection of the once sleepy country intersection of Heulitt Road, Dutch Lane (County Route 46) and Crine Road (County Road 4), was approved last summer at a cost of $1,256,313, to be paid entirely by the county, which is overseeing the work. The design is similar to the roundabout at the Route 520 entrance to Brookdale Community College in Lincroft. Rather than flagpoles in the center, the Colts Neck roundabout will feature a large fir tree.The intersection became increasingly problematic as the township grew, with school buses and drivers from other municipalities utilizing it to transverse the township. The roundabout was first proposed over eight years ago after a school bus accident there. Officials said there have been several serious, near fatal accidents since at that location, which is driven by as many as 3,600 vehicles per day. The nearby resident who first championed the roundabout, Cathi Trost, passed away several years ago.There was some local opposition to the roundabout’s construction during public hearings last summer. Residents objected to the removal of large old trees; some called the roundabout “overkill.” Township Committeeman, lifelong resident and local farmer Thomas Orgo stated, “The problem is that people speed over the hill. How will they know the roundabout is there? They will look like the Dukes of Hazzard coming over the hill.” County officials testified the tree removal and road widening would improve sightlines.After extensive study, the Monmouth County Division of Engineering prepared plans and specifications for the project that were approved by the Monmouth County Freeholders, the Colts Neck Township Committee and the New Jersey Department of Transportation. The county negotiated with homeowners adjacent to the intersection to purchase additional property for the project.“We looked at the circulation patterns and tested for all types of vehicles including school buses,” said Daria Jakimowska of the county engineering division. “Every single movement is available. It does work and I have the proof. Features are incorporated into the roundabout that forces drivers to slow down.” Ettore said construction of a modern roundabout will correct sub-standard geometry at Heulitt and Crine Roads where they cross Dutch Lane, adding the previous configuration “was not safe or efficient.”Relocation of utilities at the site, originally scheduled to be completed by the end of 2014, was delayed by severe weather and finally finished on April 8 by Kiely Construction of Long Branch. The general contractor for the project is Earle Construction of Wall. Ettore said this project was designed so the relocation of existing utilities and all drainage work would be completed prior to the start of construction so work on the roundabout could proceed unimpeded after ward.The roads leading into the roundabout have speeds of 40 and 45 miles per hour, which will not change. Once a vehicle enters the roundabout, it must proceed at 20 m.p.h., Ettore said, adding, “That’s why it’s considered traffic-calming. All traffic on all approaching roads must yield at the roundabout.” The intersection has been closed on and off during construction. Near the end of April, Ettore said periods of closure and detours will last another ten days so the final work can get done on time. The radius of the Colts Neck roundabout will be slightly larger than the one at Brookdale, he said.— By Laura Kolnoskilast_img read more

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Malaika Arora visits Arjun Kapoor after Diwali celebrations. See pics

first_imgArjun Kapoor and Malaika Arora are the new ‘it’ couple in town. After keeping their relationship under the wraps for a long time, the lovebirds have finally thrown caution to the wind and are busy making public appearances.The couple has been inseparable ever since they celebrated Malaika’s birthday in Italy recently. From parties to dinner dates to Diwali bashes, they have been busy painting the town red. And a day after Diwali, Malaika was seen at Arjun’s house in Mumbai.The 45-year-old diva was sporting a black tank top and had her hair tied in a bun as she made he way to Arjun’s house on Thursday afternoon (November 8). According to recent reports, Arjun and Malaika are planning to tie the knot in April 2019. The two have been sending paparazzi into a tizzy with their outings, social-media PDA and public appearances. On his chat show, Karan Johar hinted that Malaika would be walking down the aisle soon. It all began in August this year when Arjun and Malaika sat next to each other as they cheered for the models strutting down the runway at the Lakme Fashion Week.According to the grapevine, Arjun and Malaika have been in a relationship for several years now. In fact, when Malaika and Arbaaz Khan announced their decision to separate, fingers were pointed at Arjun. However, they insisted that they did not part ways “because of a third random person”.ALSO READ | Arjun Kapoor and Malaika Arora make it official with dinner date. See picsadvertisementALSO READ | Arjun Kapoor and Malaika Arora to get married in April 2019: ReportsALSO WATCH | Arjun Kapoor and Malaika Arora attend LFW 2018 togetherlast_img read more

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Varane agrees new five-year deal

first_imgReal Madrid Varane agrees new five-year Real Madrid contract Joe Wright Last updated 2 years ago 21:16 27/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) raphael varane - cropped Getty Images Real Madrid Borussia Dortmund v Real Madrid Real Madrid v Espanyol UEFA Champions League Primera División The France international defender has committed his future to the Bernabeu outfit, following in the footsteps of several other stars in recent weeks Real Madrid have announced that Raphael Varane has agreed a new five-year contract.The France international centre-back will stay with the Spanish and European champions until the end of the 2021-22 season.Varane follows Marcelo, Isco, Dani Carvajal, Karim Benzema and Marcos Llorente in committing his future to the club. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina 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. The 24-year-old, who signed from Lens in 2011, has established himself as a crucial part of Madrid’s spectacular success under head coach Zinedine Zidane.He has won 13 major trophies since arriving from France, including three Champions Leagues, two Club World Cups and two La Liga titles.last_img read more

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